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PM Matteo Renzi resigns; why "no" vote prevailed during the referendum

Mattarella accepted Renzi's resignation on Wednesday evening, three days after the 41-year-old suffered a chastening defeat in a referendum on constitutional changes he had championed. In a way, the "no" victory, associated with Renzi's departure, and with the political and economic turmoil, as described by much of the news during the campaign, was the shake-up this group needed, without going into the details of the reform itself.

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Claims for US unemployment aid drop by 10000 to 258000

Last week's drop in first-time applications for jobless benefits was in line with economists' expectations. Claims have a tendency to be unpredictable around this time on account of various timings of the Thanksgiving occasion. Figures released by the Labor Department last week showed that the unemployment rate fell unexpectedly to 4.6 per cent in November, the lowest level in almost a decade, ...

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Kellyanne Conway: Trump Supporters Feel "Betrayed" By Romney

Trump has been weighing whether to pick Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who spent much of the past year criticizing Trump, or former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani , who backed the real-estate mogul's insurgent presidential run.

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Beyonce, Drake lead Grammy nominations

But no Shawn Mendes, and no Zayn (because of a Recording Academy rule that makes the former One Direction singer ineligible for this particular category). In all, Drake and Rihanna are each up for eight awards, and Adele five. But it's surprising that "Anti" didn't get an album of the year nod. Even with West lobbying for Frank Ocean's Billboard 200 chart-topping R&B release, " Blonde ", to be included in the list of top albums during one of his more recent on stage rants, Ocean has ...

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Odisha CM to attend Jayalalithaa's funeral

Ramachandran. "She was totally dedicated to the welfare of the people and was dearly loved by her people", Sirisena said in his message. A state funeral will be accorded to the departed leader at 4.30 PM today in Chennai. The atmosphere was surcharged as Modi, amid tight security, walked into Rajaji Hall, where the AIADMK supremo's body is lying in state. Within hours of Jayalalithaa's death, her trusted lieutenant , O.

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Wisconsin recount nears end; Michigan's halted

The cost was based on estimates by the county offices conducting the recount. The recount has proceeded despite a federal lawsuit from Trump supporters seeking to shut it down. "To date, plaintiffs have not presented evidence of tampering or mistake". The Elections Commission said that as of the end of the day Tuesday, Clinton had added 492 votes to her total and Trump had added 410 votes.

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The search for victims continues in Oakland warehouse fire

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is looking at the possibility that a refrigerator or other appliance was the source of a warehouse fire that killed 36 people. Robert Lipp, a battalion chief for the Oakland Fire Department, said about 85% of the building had been searched and he did not anticipate the death toll would rise.

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Rockefeller Christmas Tree lights up

Speaking at the campaign launch in Dublin, Rosanna Davison said as a little girl buying a real tree each year with her family brought huge excitement. So when should the tree that takes up a lot of space in your lounge room come down? Sixteen-year-old Matt hauled the four large chunks of tree up the stairs and put them together without realizing they weren't in order, until an obvious large ring of branches overhung the shorter bottom branches.

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 208,079,583 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $11,492,235,000 after buying an additional 1,784,020 shares during the last quarter. Microsoft Corporation annual Divided is 1.56 while it's Dividend Yield is 2.56%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 15th. Microsoft Corp.'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 69.23%.

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What's The Big Deal, It's Just 60 Points… Right?

INJURY ISSUES: Two of the NBA's best teams lost guards to knee injuries Monday. It's just one of 82 regular-season games the Clippers will play this season. While he didn't necessarily have one of those this past week, he did have a tremendous week for anyone otherwise classified as a mere mortal. He'd go on to total 17 points in the quarter , with all eight of his converted field goals coming by way of an assist.

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Beyonce leads Grammy nominations as pop, R&B dominates top fields

Beyonce is a rock star. Rounding out the album of the year category is a newly reenergized Justin Bieber with " Purpose ", along with Americana star Sturgill Simpson's much-acclaimed " A Sailor's Guide to Earth ". 1 hit One Dance not earn one nomination? It is the most streamed song according to Spotify. The Chainsmokers , who also enjoyed vast success at the top of the charts with their smash hit, "Closer" ft.

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Donald Trump attacks China after Taiwan call controversy

Trump has formally declared China as a "currency manipulator" on the very 1 day of his Presidency, which makes it obligatory for the United States to open its treasury in order to negotiate with Beijing to make their currency Renminbi to rise.

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Grammy Nominations: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

In an interview with The New York Times last month, Ocean called the Grammys' nomination system "dated", and added: "I'd rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience". Also in the running for Best New Artist were electronic sensations The Chainsmokers and the country singers Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris .

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Local WWII vets remember Pearl Harbor 75 years later

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan's bombers attacked Pearl Harbor, home port of the Navy's Pacific Fleet, and other unsuspecting USA military installations on the island of Oahu. "I would like to send this commitment". "To many Americans, Pearl Harbor was a sacred place for the survivors and their animosity, and a place to glorify the war dead", said Nagaoka city official Yusuke Nishiyama, who has organized peace education and youth exchange programs with Honolulu for several years.

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John Legend: Planned Parenthood 'Protects People from an Oppressive Government'

Porter, Legend discussed co-starring in the Best Picture Oscar contender La La Land , having baby Luna with wife Chrissy Teigen and mourning the end of Barack Obama's presidency. It's paired with warm acoustics and soft jazz. Legend denied: 'No, it wasn't public!' The 37-year-old singer is father to seven-month-old daughter Luna with wife Chrissy, 30.

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Price Target & Session Watch on Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH)

Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 35,260 shares of the company's stock valued at $3,760,000 after buying an additional 959 shares during the period. An ROI of 2.20% for Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. evaluates and compares the efficiency of the various numbers of investments relative to the cost of investments.

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Now Airtel offers free voice calls across India

Airtel has today announced two new bundled packs for prepaid customers. This recharge is inclusive of free voice calling functionality. According to Chitkara, the Indo-Myanmar link will also enable Airtel to meet capacity requirements of enterprise customers in the region by leveraging its global network.

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Ryan Reynolds Finally Talks About What To Expect From Deadpool 2

Reynolds said that everyone on the " Deadpool " team is a fan of Leitch's work as he understands where the franchise needs to be taken from the freshman run of the flick, Cinema Blend reported. " We have to resist the temptation to make it bigger in scale and scope, which is normally what you do when you have a surprise hit movie ", Kinberg said, adding that it was the tone, style, and irreverent humor that made the first movie such a big hit.

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'Today' show's Savannah Guthrie gives birth to boy

No word on when Guthrie intends to return to TV, but there's no doubt that, in the meantime, she'll certainly have her hands full as she and Feldman settle into their new life as a happy family of four. Guthrie spoke about her pregnancy earlier this year, telling The Hollywood Reporter that it felt like "the greatest embrace from God" because she was able to get pregnant at 42 years old.

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Thousands attend Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting

Photographed above: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lit up on December 2, 2015 in New York City. NBC will also live-stream the event on NBC.com/Live . Angie and Graig Eichler of Oneonta, New York, donated this year's tree , which weighs about 14 tons, from their backyard. It was cut down on November 10 and arrived at Rockefeller Center on November 12.

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'Office Christmas Party' Star T. J. Miller Arrested in Hollywood

No one appears to have been seriously harmed in the incident, and Miller was reportedly released from jail without needing to post bail, which means he was out in time to celebrate his new film, Office Christmas Party , opening in theaters today.

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Olympic re-tests keep Russian Federation in the crosshairs

Some of the other measures, such as a ban on accreditations for Russian officials, were linked to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Of the 74 named athletes, 27 are Russians, with 16 positive tests coming from 2008 and 11 from 2012. Two athletes who won four gold medals between them in Sochi had levels of salt incompatible with humans in their samples. "It will be handed to the two (IOC) commissions, then they will take contact with McLaren and will take up their work immediately".

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Pitt's bid to hush up Jolie divorce details fails

In September, a source told ABC News that Pitt had been accused of child abuse after he argued with one of his kids while aboard a flight from France to the U.S. As Brad Pitt's legal battle continues, he is reportedly in jeopardy of not getting to see his children on Christmas. "That's the whole goal of this agreement".

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Trump nominates climate sceptic for EPA

But in the face of criticism , Pruitt responded: "It should come as no surprise that I am working diligently with Oklahoma energy companies, the people of Oklahoma, and the majority of attorneys general to fight the unlawful overreach of the EPA and other federal agencies".

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Czech president gets personal White House invite from Trump

The Ohio trip could be a politically potent moment for Trump, who made a hard-line immigration stance the center of his campaign. Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, the plane that carries presidents around the globe.

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Rogue One Director Gareth Edwards Stole The Death Star Plans

Rogue One is the first of its Star Wars spinoff that is getting the big screen treatment. Spoiler alert (possibly) as this story may contain surprise plot details from " Rogue One: A #Star Wars Story". One user even predicted that " Rogue One " is going to be a financial failure for Lucasfilm and Disney, explaining, "You can push the female heroes as much as you like, but even most women don't find it interesting".

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Exclusive Clip: Natalie Portman Will Break Your Heart In Jackie

While Portman looks as poised and composed as we ever imagine Jackie Kennedy was or should be, her eyes, the quiver in her voice, and the way she smokes her cigarette suggest something otherwise. Was the Kennedy family involved in this movie? While a story of beauty and elegance, it is also a story on how she coped up with everything in her life after the assassination of her husband.

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Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back on Twitter

The bit was a hilarious send-up of the President-elect's ridiculously itchy Twitter finger and showed him retweeting random teenagers' inane tweets , rather than pay attention as his national security advisors tried to brief him. Bad-brained Trump was up and watching SNL and obviously had all of his critical faculties intact, something that ought to bring comfort to a concerned nation.

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Liam Payne Sends Love to Louis Tomlinson After Mom's Death

Johannah Deakin passed away on Wednesday at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital. "Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment". The hashtag '#RIPJohanna' was trending Friday morning. "These are the things that made Johannah happy and content in life, and all of which for me made her simply the ideal wife and best friend to face each day with", he continued.

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'War for the Planet of the Apes' movie trailer released by Fox

In 'War for the Planet of the Apes, ' the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. Even more evidence was shown in Fox's upcoming movie showcase the day before in NY, as director Matt Reeves helped present several additional clips .

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Ryan Gosling Waltzes with Jimmy Kimmel-Try to Contain Your Jealousy

The two stood almost cheek-to-cheek in front of Kimmel's desk as his band played some traditional waltzing music and Gosling got into his "strict dancing professor" persona. "I asked him one night who he got his sense of humor from, his mother or his father". The story of jazz pianist Sebastian ( Gosling ) who falls for an aspiring L.A.

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Game of Thrones Actor Peter Vaughan Dies at 93

Born in 1923 as Peter Olm, Vaughan worked as a stage actor before being drafted into military service in World War II. British acting legend Peter Vaughan has died at 93. One of the better-known TV character actors in his native U.K., Vaughan developed a reputation with playing hardened chatacters such as police officers and stern elders.

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MI to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected an effort by state officials to delay the hand-counting of about 4.8 million ballots, the Associated Press reported. Ms. Stein, who received about 1 percent of the vote in all three states, says her intent is to verify the accuracy of the vote. A recount of machines and ballots in 75 Philadelphia precincts was undertaken, but the city board of elections turned down the campaign's plea for a forensic audit of voting machines to look for evidence of ...

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Here are the 5 best moments from NBC's musical

Amazon Prime members with unlimited streaming can listen to the Hairspray Live! soundtrack for free. Taking place in the sixties, Hairspray Live! focuses on character Tracy Turnblad played by Maddie Baillio and her fight for racial equality.

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Thumbs down: We need facts on voter fraud claims

The Clinton campaign added that if Stein follows through on her promise to request recounts in MI and Pennsylvania , it will join the efforts in those states as well. Stein is seeking recounts in Wisconsin , Pennsylvania and MI. The state's largest county, Milwaukee, was planning to recount the ballots by feeding them through the same machines that counted them on election night.


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