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Winter Session : Ghulam Nabi Azad compares demonetisation deaths to Uri attack

Failing to restore order in the House, the deputy chairman adjourned the House for the day to meet on Friday at 11 am. Naqvi said running Parliament was not only the government's responsibility but that of the Opposition too. "The Bharatiya Janata Party should apologise to the 125 crore people of the nation". Meanwhile, the government also sought a clarification from the Congress party and its leadership on whether it stands with Azad or condemns his "anti-national" remarks.

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Sanders Joins Democratic Leadership But Remains An Independent

He added, "The majority of people in this nation are not racist , not sexist, not homophobes". So don't think of this as a massive success for Trump . In a statement issued the morning after Trump's election, Sanders said that he'd be more than happy to work with Trump. "I don't think most people believe the Democratic Party has done that", he added.

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California Sen. Barbara Boxer Introduces Bill to Abolish Electoral College

If they can get Trump below the 270 electoral votes needed to win, the election would go to the House of Representatives, whose members would vote among the top three vote-getters in the Electoral College. "I'm not going to change my mind just because I won", Trump told CBS' Lesley Stahl. I know some people that because they didn't like Trump voted for Hillary Clinton and some people who didn't like Clinton voted for Trump.

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Donald Trump's Transition Team Reshaped: Goodbye, Lobbyists

Chris Christie, had to be replaced with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. One member of the transition team said that at least one reason Rogers had fallen out of favor among Trump's advisers was that as chairman of the House intelligence committee, he had overseen a report about the 2012 attacks on the USA diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which concluded that the Obama administration had not intentionally misled the public about the events there.

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Gareth Southgate hopes to see England tighten up but keep on entertaining

But when asked at a post-match news conference whether he had done enough to seal the deal with the Football Association, the former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender said: "That's not my decision". While the announcement is expected by the end of the month, the FA say they want time after the Spain game to reassess candidates they spoke to in the summer before the ill-fated appointment of Sam Allardyce.

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Ohio State notebook | Players pleased to see MI fall

Told that the NCAA had said that using former players not playing professionally in that role was OK, Meyer jokingly grabbed his cellphone as if he was going to call former Buckeyes. It's an idea that was floated on social media on Monday, and is possible but not probably, based on the recent history of leaving the annual Buckeyes-Wolverines matchup in the Noon slot unopposed by another marquee game.

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Florida Gov. Scott to meet with President-elect Trump

Scott tweeted Wednesday that he is looking forward to congratulating Trump on last week's election win. Scott spoke of his intentions while attending the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Orlando where he said he was "excited" about Trump's victory because he now had someone he could call on for help.

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Chuck Schumer Backs Minnesota Liberal for Democratic Party Chairman

Chuck Schumer was easily elected by his caucus to lead Senate Democrats for the next two years and Republicans unanimously re-elected Sen. Murray said Senate Democrats face "a tough road ahead of us" with Republicans in control of Congress and President-elect Donald Trump moving to the White House on January 20.

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Senate Dems ready for new leader, GOP staying with Mitch McConnell

The Senate Democratic caucus voted Wednesday to keep Durbin as Democratic whip, a leadership role he's held since 2005. "For years, Senator Schumer has been out on the front lines fighting for Democrats". Baldwin was elected to the Senate in 2012, after seven terms in the House, representing the Madison, Wisconsin, area. Democrats rallied behind Schumer early a year ago after Reid announced he wouldn't seek re-election in 2016.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says 2 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

Dr. Mohammad Naim Mangal, director of a hospital in Kunduz, said his facility received the bodies of a dead man and a child and treated 30 people, including children, wounded in the fighting. Inside Story - Has US foreign policy failed in Afghanistan and Iraq? Fighting has been fierce in Kunduz province, as Taliban fighters briefly overran the city of Kunduz - the provincial capital with the same name - in early October, a show of strength by the insurgents that also highlighted the troubles ...

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Turkey slams Germany, Belgium for inaction on terrorism

Pakistan has expelled more than 100 Turkish teachers from 28 global schools in response to Turkey's claim that they are linked with US -based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. PakTurk International Schools and Colleges have more than 20 branches across the country and educate more than 10,000 students. At a joint press conference, Erdogan and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to enhance bilateral cooperation, share their experience in fighting terrorism and complete a free trade ...

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Takeaways From Donald Trump's '60 Minutes' Interview

On the issue of the wall, Stahl pointed out that some Republicans have talked about a fence. Watch the rest of Trump's interview with 60 Minutes here. "But before we make that determination.it's very important, we are going to secure our border". This means the actual number of people who fit the criteria the President-elect has said he hopes to deport could be even lower, reported political statistics site FiveThirtyEight .

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China blocks searches for 'Fatty' Kim Jong-un nickname online

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has always been portly but he is now said to be almost 300 pounds. The term Kim Fatty the Third is so widely used in China that it is often suggested by auto-complete algorithms on web portals like Baidu, China's leading search engine.

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Pentagon advises worried NATO to talk to Team Trump

The EU foreign ministers will meet again formally on Monday, to discuss strained ties with membership candidate country Turkey, the conflict in Syria and Libya, and defense cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance.

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Obama lands in Berlin for farewell visit to closest ally Merkel

Mr Obama is meeting other European leaders before he leaves Berlin . German news magazine Der Spiegel says U.S. President Barack Obama has praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel as someone "who is willing to fight for her values". TTIP " would help us grow and remain globally competitive for decades to come " and that it would " lift living standards " for both European and USA " employers, workers, consumers, and farmers ", the Obama-Merkel article said.

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Wales still right in the World Cup qualifying mix, says Sam Vokes

Once again Wales will hope their talisman Gareth Bale can have a major influence at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight, and Vokes, who has eight goals for his country, is loving playing with the Real Madrid star. We're still undefeated, so there's still a lot of positives to take out of this game. "We know they're a great team, we've played them a few times and lost before", Ledley said.

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Russia begins major offensive in Syria

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, cruise missiles and fighter jets from the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov were involved in the offensive. A United Nations committee has approved a resolution strongly condemning the recent escalation of attacks in Aleppo and continuing violence by the Syrian government against its own people.

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China urges US to stay inside Paris Agreement on climate change

Other US companies underlined the risk of getting left behind in the transition from dirty to clean energy required to stave off climate change. Trump once tweeted that the concept of global warming was a conspiracy orchestrated by the Chinese to make U.S.

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his resignation

It is typical for top officials to submit their resignations when a new administration is preparing to take office. The director of national intelligence says he's formally submitted his resignation. Three months later, revelations from the Snowden leaks showed the government did collect metadata on phone calls made by USA citizens. Following a military career that ended with his retirement as an Air Force lieutenant general and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Clapper ...

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Obama In Athens: 'Democracy Bigger Than Any One Person'

The speech, given before a supportive crowd in the newly opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, represented the third time in as many days that Obama has sought to grapple with the wave of political discontent that swept Donald Trump into the White House last week and has roiled politics in Europe as well as other regions of the world.

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Turks in Pakistan challenge their expulsion order in court

After the address, Turkish president shook hands with all the parliamentarians. "It is necessary to dismantle this evil network... And for their decisive stance against this organisation", Erdogan said today. Visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused the Western nations of "supporting terrorists", citing that weapons recovered from terrorists were made in the countries.

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In test of Trump's immigration stance, Australia to transfer refugees to US

But with the political novice, who campaigned to ban Muslim migration, due to take office on January 20, the head of a prominent U.S. anti-immigration think-tank warned: "This is the kind of thing the Trump administration will nix on Day 1".

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Brendan Dassey Will Be Home for Thanksgiving

Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted of 1st degree intentional homicide and sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 murder of freelance photographer Halbach in Manitowoc County. The DOJ argues keeping Dassey in custody is in the public interest and that "harms to the State and Teresa Halbach's family are real and substantial".

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Hillary Clinton: I Wanted To Curl Up After Donald Trump Win

Hillary Clinton has laid bare her disappointment at her election defeat to Donald Trump in her first public appearance since she lost a week ago. "I will admit, coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me", said Clinton. Hillary Clinton addresses the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds on Wednesday night. During the rest of her speech, she emphasised bipartisanship, advocacy, volunteerism and investing in the children of the U.S.

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Obama arrives in Berlin for latest leg in farewell tour

Obama said. The American president had previously described Merkel as his "closest global partner" and a "trusted partner" during their terms in their respective offices. The two leaders held discussions on extending more sanctions on Russian Federation and spoke about President-elect Donald Trump. But there is concern that Trump might move in the opposite direction after his inauguration on 20 January.

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Workers remove Trump name from NYC apartment buildings

Part of the terms of the sale was that Trump retained his name on the properties, according to NPR . In the early 1990s, Trump partnered with Chinese investors to develop a large area of land near Lincoln Center and the Hudson River on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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Trump denies inquiry about security clearance for kids

Bloomberg recently reported it was Kushner who saw to it that Chris Christie was booted from the Trump transition team as payback for Christie jailing Kushner's father for tax evasion and illegal campaign donations during his time as U.S.

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Pakistan PM, army chief watch military drill at India border

On November 6, two army jawans were killed and five others - two soldiers, a BSF officer and two women - were injured as Pakistani army opened fire in an attempt to facilitate two infiltration bids along the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district.

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Trump tapped into a 'troubling' strain: Obama

Mr Obama insisted his vision - where "the future will be decided by what we have in common, rather than what leads us into conflict" - was the right one. He also toured the museum constructed near to site that houses antiquities from the era. But authorities banned demonstrations in a large swath of the city to ensure that protesters came nowhere near Obama, who was attending a dinner at the residence of Greek President Procopis Pavlopoulos.

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No. 5 North Carolina rolls past Long Beach State 93-67

No. 5 North Carolina will play seven games in less than a two-week span, so there will be ample opportunity for players to contribute. I'm just doing what I have to do to help this team win. Chattanooga's Tre' McLean, the preseason Player of the Year in the Southern Conference, shot 0-for-5 from the field and didn't score. The Tar Heels had 26 assists on 34 field goals in Sunday's 97-57 rout of Chattanooga.

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China bans 'fatty' Kim Jong Un nickname on websites

The terms "Kim the Fat" - and variations, such as "Kim Fat III" or "Kim Fatty III" - have appeared on social media sites throughout the year, particularly on China's most popular platform, Sina Weibo. Indeed, any insult to the leader is taken very seriously. "What confidence do we have that North Korea , for the right amount of cash, wouldn't sell just about anything?" said Tom Karako, a senior United States nuke expert.

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#FreeBrendan: Making A Murderer Nephew Brendan Dassey Freed By Judge

Though Dassey was convicted on three counts for the crime - first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault and mutilation of a corpse - Making a Murderer speculated that his confession to helping Avery with the murder was coerced by the Manitowoc County police.

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United Kingdom voters want single market access and immigration controls, poll finds

She added: "That's why we won't do it". Our plan is deliver the best possible deal on trade. The split between the public's preference for a "hard Brexit " or a "soft Brexit " was underlined when the public was asked to choose between maintaining free trade or reinstating border controls.

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State Department calls Israel's outpost bill a 'troubling step'

With the Amona deadline in mind, a committee of Israeli ministers on Sunday approved a bill that would allow for the legalisation of homes there and elsewhere in the West Bank. The measure calls for the legalization of settlement homes built on private Palestinian land in areas that meat certain criteria. Palestinians demand those territories along with the Gaza Strip for a state but peace talks have stalled since 2014.

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Iraqi Special Forces Pause in Mosul Push Due to Poor Weather

On Monday, the Hashd al-Shaabi - in coordination with the Iraqi army's Joint Operations Command - launched the third phase of an ongoing operation to retake areas east of Tal Afar, which is located some 65 kilometers west of Mosul . Iraqi forces say they have largely cleared the neighborhoods of Zahra and Qadisiya in eastern Mosul after pushing into the area November 4. They have begun moving northward into the city's Tahrir district which has been largely left abandoned by its civilian ...


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