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Chelsea Manning asks Obama to cut sentence to time served

She attempted suicide on October 4 at the start of her stay in solitary confinement, where she was sent for also attempting to take her own life in July. The 28-year-old transgender woman was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years for releasing a trove of government and military documents to WikiLeaks. Manning's petition included letters of support from Daniel Ellsberg who leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers about the Vietnam War in 1971 as well as journalist Glenn Greenwald and former military ...

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European Union braces for 'more businesslike' ties with Donald Trump's America

Mr Rasmussen poured cold water on the idea of a European army, which so far includes plans to set up a new EU defence headquarters. Former NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged the alliance to call a summit, warning that Donald Trump's election could weaken it.

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Strange Bedfellows? A Look at Trump's New Cabinet Picks

It was no minor achievement that Priebus' hard work and party loyalty contributed to bringing national known figures such as Paul Ryan , Speaker of the House, and Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, into prominence on the national political stage.

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Turmoil in Bulgaria as Russophile wins presidency, PM quits

Early elections could be held in Spring, as outgoing President Rosen Plevneliev steps down, and, if the polls hold, GERB would still win, but would need to form a coalition with either the Turkish party DPS or with nationalist or splinter Socialist groups.

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Top ISIS commander killed in Mosul

The Iraqi government says Nimrud was bulldozed a year ago as part of Isis's campaign to destroy symbols which they consider idolatrous. The Iraqi Federal Police have denied any involvement in unlawful killings in the Mosul operation, affirming their commitment to protecting civilians.

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USA president-elect Donald Trump suggests he would be open to amending Obamacare

Leading Republicans want to loosen them. Repeal is a very realistic possibility with a GOP-controlled House and Senate, but Obamacare is also a huge liability for Democrats. The most obvious answer is to wait for it to die a natural death. Twila Brase is president and co-founder ofCitizens' Council for Health Freedom ( CCHF , www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights.

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Moon poised to make nearest pass of earth since 1948

A supermoon occurs when a full moon or new moon coincides with perigee , the point in a moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth. "It will appear to be about 14% larger in the night sky than the smallest full moon, but maybe what's most noticeable is it will be about 30% brighter", he said.

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Comparing 2011 and 2016 New Zealand Earthquakes

Kaikoura is close to the epicenter of the quake. It triggered a tsunami alert that sent thousands of people fleeing for higher ground across large parts of the country's rugged coastline before the threat abated. Staff with the Chinese consulate general in Christchurch , the country's second largest city, told Xinhua that "altogether 21 Chinese tourists, including one slightly injured in the head, have been found trapped in Kaikoura so far, and they are all safe now".

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Trump pledges he will be restrained with Twitter as president

President-elect Donald Trump rolled back on his pledges to build a solid wall along the US border with Mexico, deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, and repeal and replace the Affordable Health Act in his first extensive post-election interview to be broadcast Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes ".

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Cooperation is the only option, Xi tells Trump

China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Monday that Beijing attaches "great importance" to its relationship with the United States and will make "concerted efforts" to expand cooperation with the Trump administration. He said China's building of man-made islands in disputed waters in the South China Sea was a sign of its disrespect for America, and vowed to bulk up the USA military.

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Korean leader says scandal 'all my fault'

Under South Korea's constitution, the incumbent of the presidential Blue House can not be charged with a criminal offence except insurrection or treason. Their friendship dates to an era when Park served as acting first lady after her mother was killed by an assassin's bullet intended for her father, then-president Park Chung-hee.

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South Korean President Agrees To Be Questioned In Scandal Probe Politics

Park has been rocked by an influence peddling scandal involving an old friend, sending her approval rating to just 5 percent, a 12 percentage point drop from last week and the lowest since such polling began in 1988, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday.

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Clinton Blames FBI Director for Presidential Election Loss

Clinton said that her campaign was leading by large margins in almost every battleground state and was tied in Arizona (a traditionally Republican stronghold) until Comey released the letter. Speaking of which, what does Hillary say to all the kings, sheikhs and emirs who have been bankrolling her lifestyle these past several years now that she will not be in a position to pay them off? Then, on 6 November, two days before the election, Comey announced in a second letter that he was ...

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President Obama set to extend olive branch to Trump in Oval Office

Ms Clinton, flanked by her family, arrived at the New Yorker Hotel nearly an hour after she was scheduled to speak after not appearing last night to publicly concede. Democrats did pick up two seats in the Senate, both supporters of equal rights for LGBT people: Representative Tammy Duckworth defeated incumbent Republican Mark Kirk in IL.

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Pro-Russia politician in clear win in Moldova, results show

Socialist Party presidential candidate Igor Dodon leaves after a press briefing in Chisinau , Moldova , Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. The national vote marks the first direct presidential election in Moldova for 20 years. Russian Federation punished Moldova with a trade embargo on wine, fruit and vegetables after it signed a trade association deal with the European Union in 2014.

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New Zealand natural disaster 2016: Powerful 6.3 magnitude aftershock hits South Island

So far, the death toll from Monday's quake stands at two, with one person dying in the small coastal town of Kaikoura and another in Mt. Lyford, a nearby ski resort. Officials said some large buildings were showing signs of structural stress. New Zealand Cricket officials told reporters in Christchurch on Monday the match would go ahead.

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Donald Trump Names White House Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel

According to Reuters news agency, Priebus embodies the Republican establishment in Washington and will play a critical role in shepherding Trump's agenda in Congress. Bannon is said to have the keenest insight into the populist messaging that won Trump the election. Trump's newly named White House chief of staff told NBC's "Today" show that Bannon has exhibited none of the racist, sexist or other qualities attributed to him and the Breitbart website.

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Majority of Clinton supporters accept Trump as legitimate

Polling ahead of Election Day in a number of states made the race seem closer, with Hillary Clinton pulling ahead of Trump. Most states use a "winner-take-all" system when it comes to electoral votes, although there is no Constitutional provision or federal law that requires electors to vote a certain way.

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Trump talks about the Israeli-Palestinian situation

Netanyahu congratulated Trump and pledged to work with him, and the two men spoke by telephone on Wednesday. Although, many went as far as stating that the idea of an independent Palestinian state was now over in Americans' and Israelis' minds, there is a tacit belief among the Palestinians that their dream shall see the day soon, very soon.

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Bulgaria premier resigns after party loses presidential vote

Borisov warned on Sunday that his government would tender a bloc resignation as exit polls pointed to a win for Radev, a former air force commander with no political experience. While the prime minister and government hold most power in Bulgaria, the president can help to shape public opinion, appoints ambassadors and can veto laws once.

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Obama hosts Trump at White House after surprise victory

The two discussed foreign policy, domestic policy, and more in what Obama called an "excellent conversation". "We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed the country succeeds", Obama said.

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Oprah Under Fire for Being Optimistic About Trump

In essence, Oprah said the same thing President Obama and Secretary Clinton had said earlier during their speeches. A number of high profile figures came forward to rebuke her. "I would say, 'Donald, I'm with her, '" Oprah revealed. Don't talk about what you should do, what you ought to do - you can only speak for yourself.

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Bafana shock as Mashaba suspended by SAFA

Owen da Gama has confirmed that another Bafana Bafana worldwide has been sidelined by injury, which has become a concern to both the national team and his club commitments as the Absa Premiership returns to action this weekend. "I was dead already", the coach mused afterwards in the post-match press conference. "This must be the end of the journey, not the beginning because this can not lead us into the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign where we will meet the giants of the African ...

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Russian fighter from carrier crashes near Syria's shores

The ministry said the crash of the MiG-29K fighter will not affect the operations of the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier. Flights by Russian military planes in the region had not been suspended. Sergei Artamonov, the commander of Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov, spoke last week via video link to say that the ships are already "jointly carrying out tasks" following their arrival in the Mediterranean.

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Hillary Clinton spotted hiking in first appearance since conceding

During her hike she spotted former Secretary of State Clinton out walking her dogs along with her husband Bill Clinton, who took a photo of the two women. Few Americans were more excited about Donald Trump's victory than Bill and Hillary Clinton's sexual assault victims. This isn't the first time Gerster has met Clinton.

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Donald Trump gets ready to deport millions of undocumented migrants in US

Said Stahl: "They're talking about a fence in the Republican Congress, would you accept a fence?" Trump also commented about the recent violence across the country after the election when tens of thousands of people have marched against him for four consecutive nights in some thirty cities, in the "Not my president" anti-Trump protest.

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South Korea prosecutors want to question president over scandal

Train and express bus tickets to Seoul were hard to get from some areas Friday evening and Saturday morning, with the protest reportedly drawing tens of thousands of people from other cities. Choi, whose father was an elusive religious figure and a longtime mentor to Park until his death in 1994, was arrested earlier this month for abuse of power and fraud .

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Deaths as Kano police clash with Shia Muslims

Men of the Nigerian police have been reported to have opened fire at a group of Shia Muslims holding a demonstration in Kano, in preparation for the upcoming Arba'een mourning rituals, which mark 40 days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam.

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New Zealand cows stranded on chunk of land after earthquake

A tsunami warning that led to mass evacuations after the original quake was downgraded after large swells hit Wellington , in the North Island, and Christchurch . "Further waves should be expected and may be larger or more unsafe", the Civil Defense Ministry said in a statement. There was a tsunami warning and at around 2am we could hear lots of cars outside as people tried to get to higher ground.

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Priebus sticks up for Bannon, Trump

Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager and senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks with reporters as she arrives at Trump Tower, Sunday, Nov. Critics have long questioned Bannon's ties to the alt-right, a far-right movement seen as having racist and white nationalist undertones. Bannon stepped down to become Trump campaign chief.

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Best of NFL: Redskins extend Vikings' losing streak to 4 games

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Jake Long was carted off the field at the end of the team's Week 10 game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, per Albert Breer of the Monday Morning Quarterback. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 2,454 yards and 12 touchdowns, but also has 7 interceptions . The second-year player had an interception and a pair of sacks in Sunday's win, giving him six sacks in three games against Bradford, four coming last year when Bradford was with ...

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USA agrees to take refugees detained by Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media after a tour of the Australian Maritime Border Command Centre in Canberra on Sunday. And what I'm doing is seeking to ensure that they can leave and be resettled in the United States. government, he said. Refugee Council president Phil Glendenning described the deal as a vital first step. The UNHCR also points out refugees and asylum seekers have been "immensely damaged" by the years in detention.

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World witnesses biggest supermoon in 68 years

Can't leave the house? "It is a natural part of the moon cycle and happens around once a year". On Monday night there will be an incredible supermoon - when the full moon will be at its biggest and brightest for nearly 70 years. The moon appears to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the average full moon. Any time after sunset should be fine. "Because we have the Apollo samples, we can tie what we see from orbit to those surface samples and make inferences about what has ...

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Conor McGregor actually had the welterweight belt on his shoulder last night

But I want ownership now. After a comfortable victory over Eddie Alvarez , Conor McGregor is now the first dual weight champion in UFC history. I want an equal share. "You want me to be around, stick around and help service that debt and help push the company - bring me on board for real". I need to be set for life'.

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Michelle Obama Breaks Hearts With Final Vogue Cover As First Lady

The images were taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz , who did a brilliant job of capturing both the class and beauty of Mrs Obama . If there is any takeaway from the images by photographer Annie Leibovitz , it is that Obama is offering up a version of herself to the public that is separate and distinct from the role she has filled for almost eight years.


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