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CDC reports smoking rates continue to fall; still highest among men

Many public places and work areas are now smoke-free, protecting non-smokers and helping encourage smokers who want to quit. These three states have some of the lowest cigarette prices in the country, and its tax rates had been the same for more than a decade in average.

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Israel Court Denies Request To Keep Amona Settlement

Palestinians demand the territory for a state and view Israeli construction there illegitimate, a position that has wide global support. "But this bill is written for everyone", Jeremy Saltan, of the Jewish Home Party, said. The government has asked the high court to extend the deadline by seven months while it seeks a new location for the settlers, and Netanyahu fears the bill could jeopardise its case.

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More than 100 stranded people evacuated from Kaikoura, essential supplies flown in

Portions of the New Zealand eastern coast remained at risk for tsunami impacts for several hours, including Christchurch, Wellington and the Chatham Islands, according to the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management .

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As Israeli right celebrates President Trump, experts urge self-control

Right-wing Israeli politicians welcomed the election of Donald Trump with open arms. "The Palestinian people do not count much on any change in the United States presidency because the USA policy towards the Palestinian issue is a consistent policy on the basis of bias", Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.

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World UPDATE! EU is all set to boost defence and security

Trump has always been an outspoken critic of the deal, negotiated between Iran and the US, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom, arguing it is not weakening the threat posed by Iran. Trump's victory has been greeted by thinly disguised horror in several European capitals. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson insisted Monday that Trump's presidency could be a "moment of opportunity" for Europe.

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Google to shut out sites that peddle fake news from ad network

On Monday, the sites top news link for "final election results" was a fake story by 70News , claiming that Donald Trump had won the popular vote by 700,000 votes, the same margin by which Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the election.

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Donald Trump, Paul Ryan contradict on illegal immigrants' campaign

Just in case you thought that the long national nightmare was over, Trump appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night to remind America he's committed to deporting at least 2-3 million undocumented immigrants. While Trump did admonish his supporters, he also belittled and tried to delegitimize demonstrations in cities across the country. By definition, if they are part of this program, they are solid, wonderful young people of good character.

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Led coalition strike kills 16 civilians near Raqa: monitor

The U.S. -led coalition said in a statement that Arab troops involved in the operation are "indigenous to the area and will help establish regional support for SDF operations". But it lacked details on how the group dominated by Kurds plans to oust the militants from the city, home to almost 200,000 mostly Sunni Arabs and an estimated 5,000 ISIS fighters.

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Hundreds of Iraqis Line up for Food in Mosul

Some 500 Turkish troops at a base north of Mosul have been training Sunni and Kurdish fighters since last December. The extremists repeatedly target Iraq's Shiite majority and security forces. Carter, who already has been to Iraq twice this year, has overseen the steady increase in the number of US forces deployed to the fight and the growth of America's effort to train and advise Iraqi troops.

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House GOP Seems Ready to Renew Paul Ryan, Other Leaders for 2017

Congress reconvened amid a new world order Monday, opening a lame-duck session shadowed by Donald Trump's election, with perilous new opportunities and risks confronting the GOP. Raul Labrador , R-Idaho, a member of the tea party oriented House Freedom Caucus that helped push Speaker John Boehner into early retirement last year.

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One bank's response to India's cash crisis: an ATM bus

Banks could charge up to Rs 20 (plus service tax, if any) beyond the permitted transactions. And it may well lead to a fall in the interchange fee - the Rs 18 you now pay every time you swipe your plastic on an ATM other than your bank's. Following the announcement, several people thronged to the banks and ATMs to withdraw money. The toll suspension for all national highways has been extended till midnight of 18th November.

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China says it will stop selling iPhones if Trump starts trade war

According to the Global Times (Chinese newspaper), "A batch of Boeing orders will be replaced by Airbus". He has also said he would pressure China to rein in North Korea, arguing that the North's nuclear and missile programs are Beijing's problem to fix.

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Trump Covers Several Topics in 1st Sit-Down Interview Since Election

Promises made by President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign are now broken after he announced on Friday that he have changed his position on #Obamacare, despite promising during his campaign that he will repeal and replace Obamacare.

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The Coca-Cola Company's (KO)

Revenue for the quarter was $10.33B while analysts called for revenues to be $10.29B. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. The company's stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 4.9 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of 15.8 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.5 percent.

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President Barack Obama meets his successor Donald Trump in the White House

He noted it was the first time the two met face-to-face, and the White House said the meeting occurred with no staff present. "If you succeed, the country succeeds", Obama told Trump while reporters took note. "The meeting was focused on the transition and it went well", Earnest said, adding that the two "didn't recreate some sort of presidential debate in the Oval Office today".

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Quinton de Kock's century helps South Africa dominate Australia in second Test

Yet it's the Australians who are in disarray. Improvement will need to happen quickly, and coach Darren Lehmann forecast changes are expected for the third test starting November 24 in Adelaide - a day-night match. Smith wants more pride from his team, who are 2-0 down in the three-Test series. Surely Cricket Australia could have had the vision to realise that potential Test aspirants and the current XI for the final match of the South African series and the first match of the Pakistan ...

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Trump to deport 3 million immigrants immediately after resuming office

Given that Republicans will control both, Trump says change will come quickly. Trump defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential vote, in a result which shocked many who had expected her to win following favourable opinion polls.

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Nigel Farage: 'That Obama creature couldn't stand our country'

He yelled out, "We're just tourists! " when reporters asked what he was doing there. "I think they enjoy each other's company", Conway told the Guardian . Mr Farage said Mr Trump's support for the relationship between Britain and the United States was very strong. Farage said he had been pleased at Trump's "very positive reaction" to the idea that a bust of former British prime minister Winston Churchill be put back in the Oval Office.

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Markets Right Now: US indexes struggle to a mixed close

Expected stock market returns a can be tricky to nail down , but bond returns are fairly reliable in terms of how they react to certain variables such as current yields and interest rate movements. "There appears no stopping the US dollar's recent ascent based on the current interest rate trajectory", Stephen Innes of OANDA said in a report. The dollar has also strengthened against its major rivals on an individual basis, with the euro falling 1 per cent to $1.0747 and the yen 1.3 per cent ...

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Melania likes Michelle Obama, tweets Trump

Still, Mrs Clinton was gracious in defeat, declaring: "Donald Trump is going to be our president". Even though President Obama was disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not win the presidency, he promised to help Donald Trump make a smooth transition into the White House .

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China Fires Warning Shot in Trade War Against Trump

The article threatened a "tit-for-tat" response, saying that sales of American cars, airplanes, iPhones and soybeans would suffer and that China could limit the number of students who go to the United States to study. However, he also indicated he is not interested in getting involved in far-off squabbles, and decried the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade deal - which encompasses several other Asian countries and has been seen as an effort to bolster USA influence - as a ...

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Scotland to formally intervene in Article 50 appeal

Plans to commence Brexit negotiations as early as March 2017 were complicated by a landmark decision in the High Court last week, which rejected the Government's right to use royal prerogative powers to trigger Article 50. Experts say parliament is unlikely to block Brexit outright, but the ruling could mean the process is delayed. Several groups have also expressed their uncertainty regarding the government's current stance on Brexit and others even accused the government of undermining ...

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Obama holds 'excellent conversation' with Trump at White House

Trump indicated he may preserve two benefits after Obama asked him to reconsider repealing it during their meeting at the White House on Thursday. Michelle Obama also gave the future first lady a tour of the residence, including stepping out onto the Truman Balcony, and they had a tour with White House curator Bill Allman, Earnest said .

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Possible Reasons The Polls Got It So Wrong This Year

The answer would probably be something as simple as, "Because I don't think you are the right person for the job". Clinton wrote and spoke in social justice lingo and acted as if everyone was supposed to know Russian Federation is evil, trying to rig the election, and told people to go to factcheck dot org because that would totally own Trump.

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Judge orders release of Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey

In 2005, Dassey, then 16, confessed to authorities that he assisted his uncle, Steven Avery , in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach , whose charred remains were found in November 2005 on Avery family property in Manitowoc County , Wisconsin .

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Day Five of Anti-Trump: Protests Planned in a Number of Cities

Kimie Liu, who also attended the NY rally, agreed that it was important to show solidarity with those who stand to be harmed most by a Trump presidency. I think it's built up by the press because, frankly, they'll take every single little incident that they can find in this country, which could've been there before.

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Anti-Trump protesters march for fifth straight night

Civil rights groups have monitored violence against US minorities since Trump's win, citing reports of attacks on women in Islamic head scarves, of racist graffiti and of bullying of immigrant children. "This group is going to remain peaceful and what we have tonight is lovely", McKelvey said. Police arrested dozens of people late Saturday and early Sunday.

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Former US Envoy: Don't Expect Strategic Patience on N. Korea From Trump

The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president could offer a chance to resolve the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported a senior South Korean presidential advisory panel official as saying.

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'Making a Murderer' nephew must say Tuesday where he'll live

The judge ruled in August that investigators tricked Dassey, who was 16-year-old at the time of his arrest, into confessing he helped his uncle, Stephen Avery, with the crime. Telegraph reports that Brenday Dassey's lawyer, Steve Drizin, stated that he hopes that Dassey, now 27, will be able to spend Thanksgiving out of prison.

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Trump takes U-turn, says willing to keep parts of Obamacare

Gluck said that involvement is an indicator that lawmakers' constituents would not be happy with a sudden repeal without a replacement in place - a replacement Republicans have not been able to come up with so far. "I don't think he's ideological", he said. Insurers complain that these periods have allowed some people who initially skipped buying insurance to sign up after becoming ill.

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Donald Trump committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance: Barack Obama

While anti-American sentiment has been muted over the past few years in Greece , many in the country regard the USA with misgivings, a sentiment stemming mostly from America's backing of the military dictatorship that governed the country from 1967 to 1974.

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South Africa complete second Test rout of Australia to wrap up series

Australian cricket is in disarray, following the team's thrashing by South Africa in the Second Test in Hobart . Australia face a mighty struggle to prevent South Africa , already 1-0 up, from claiming their third successive series in Australia with only next weeks day-night third Test in Adelaide still to play.

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New Zealand Plans Rescue of Tourists Stranded by quake

Around 1200 tourists were stranded in the town, officials said, and other emergency services were also using helicopters to fly in supplies and fly out those who wanted to leave. Finance Minister Bill English said the government was well positioned to deal with the expected fix bill of billions of dollars, with low debt and budget surpluses.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief welcomes increased defence spending by Europe

In an interview with The Observer newspaper, Mr Stoltenberg said: "We face the greatest challenges to our security in a generation. I think we all need to wait and see what they come up with, but I think we should regard it as a moment of opportunity", said Johnson.

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Shaves at Barber's, Corpses in Streets as Islamic State Retreats

Footage released by the BBC on Tuesday shows an Iraqi soldier being reunited with his mum near Mosul, where an alliance of Iraqi forces backed by U.S. U.S. Air Force Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman in Baghdad , confirmed that the coalition had been tracking the Islamic State's use of decoy vehicles before the discovery.


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