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Student From Ohio Chosen As Rhodes Scholar For 2017

Watkins additionally serves as the co-president of College Democrats at Notre Dame, and will pursue a doctor in philosophy degree in school-legal studies at Oxford. The American students will join an global group of scholars chosen from 18 jurisdictions around the world. Nicole Mihelson, of Fullerton, California, a neuroscience major who graduates from Johns Hopkins University in December, was also named a Rhodes Scholar.

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Recovery operation begins after India train derailment kills over 110 people

The derailment had the strongest impact on the first two carriages of the train, which crashed into each other and overturned. I can see a woman's red dress hanging off the roof of a carriage. According to railway authorities, a majority of victims were from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. He added that adequate help and assistance is being provided to the passengers and appropriate action would be taken against the guilty.

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Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Leads Anti-Hate Rally At Adam Yauch Park

Ad-Rock, like many others, credits the apparent uptick in hate crimes to the election of Donald Trump, whose Vice President Mike Pence has been said to hold homophobic views. "He was someone that taught non-violence in his music and his life, to all of us and to me", Horovitz said. Hundreds of New Yorkers came together to protest hate messages and offensive symbols Sunday at a Brooklyn Heights park that is named after a late Beastie Boys star.

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Merkel says she wants to run for 4th term as German chancellor

There had been reports earlier in the day that Merkel, who has held the office since 2005 and was elected for her third term in 2013, was on the verge of making such a statement. "There's also lot of uncertainty with regard to Brexit". Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will deliver forecasts compiled by the Office for Budgetary Responsibility, which is a state agency but independent from the government.

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7 arrested in anti-terror raids, attack thwarted

The country remains in a state of emergency a year after co-ordinated attacks by Islamic State jihadists in Paris killed 130 people. "Zero risk can not be guaranteed and anyone promising this is lying to the French people". The centre-right Republicans party held the first round of a primary election to select its presidential candidate on Sunday which was won by the conservative Francois Fillon.

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Steve Bannon compares himself to Dick Cheney, Darth Vader and Satan

The THR exclusive is part of Bannon's quest for good press, and it's interesting to read both on its face and for what it tells us about how Bannon will try to manage the news media. He has criticized Democrats, saying they have " lost sight of what the world is about ", which cost Hillary Clinton's team the victory. It's everything related to jobs.

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School bus crashes near Nashville, injuring 20 students

Howard watched, powerless, as the bus driving behind him flipped. "As soon as the bus flipped over, people on the highway, they just stopped their cars and started running over there", he said. Two of the buses were carrying students, while the third bus was carrying luggage. "When you've got a school bus possibly full of kids. we kick into another level of response time".

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President Obama congratulates President-elect Trump, invites him to White House

The decision not to participate in this tradition illustrates how bitter the campaign was, particularly for Mrs. Obama, who delivered some of the most emotional arguments against electing Mr. "If his closest advisers don't trust him to tweet, why would any of us trust him with the nuclear codes", Mr. Obama said during a Philadelphia rally.

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Christian Pulisic starts for USMNT, gets subbed, team loses, fans lose it

What happened to the USA on Tuesday night in Costa Rica was nothing short of a fireable offense. Costa Rica , led by savvy playmaker Bolanos, repeatedly sliced through the porous American defense at the other end. "Was the result embarrassing? Yes". It is time for U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati to make a coaching change. "I'm very disappointed, obviously".

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Obama-Putin Brief Talks: Violence in Syria and Ukraine must end

Obama's remarks came at a news conference in Lima as he concluded his final world tour as president. Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he and President-elect Donald Trump share an interest in normalizing relations between the US and Russian Federation.

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Obama vows to defend 'US values' if breached

President Barack Obama has asked people to give Donald Trump time and space to build his team, but has said he would speak out if the US's core values are threatened. It was apparent the two leaders didn't resolve their well-known differences, which include accusations by the US that Russians hacked into the American election system and Democratic Party files this year in an attempt to influence the presidential election.

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Pacific Summit Closes With Call to Work for Free Trade

Mr Trump's shock election victory has made it a bittersweet goodbye for Mr Obama, who campaigned against the brash billionaire as unfit to succeed him but is now asking the global community to give the Republican time and an open mind. Putin said on Sunday that Trump had confirmed to him that he was willing to mend ties. In the run-up to the election, the USA also accused Russian Federation of trying to interfere in the election, including by hacking into Democratic Party email systems.

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Romney says his talk with Trump was 'far-reaching'

His daughter Ivanka, a vice president at the Trump Organization and one of the family members who will be in charge of Mr. Trump's businesses after he takes office, attended his meeting last week with the Japanese prime minister. Trump started filling key administration positions on Friday. "Look, I'm not going to rule out anything", Priebus said . On whether he thinks an apology was necessary: "I'll leave it to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it".

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Hundreds of Palestinians protest against Israel's anti-Adhan bill

Hundreds of Muslims in Israel and the Gaza Strip demonstrated on Friday against a bill to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques in the Jewish state. Haneen Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset (parliament), also said, "The issue is not about noise in their ears but about the noise in their minds".

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Cargo ship taking on water in Channel as storm lashes UK

Strong winds and heavy rain are heading for the United Kingdom as forecasters warn of possible flooding, power cuts, damaged buildings and travel disruption. Storm Angus marks the first storm of the second year of the project. But Partridge said the storm will move off quite quickly into the North Sea towards Europe around midday Sunday, with the rest of the day expected to be dry with sunny spells.

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4th Police Officer Ambushed in 24 Hours, 2nd In Missouri

As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody a struggle ensued. A Florida officer was shot and injured Sunday during a routine traffic stop. City officials and the web site said that the suspect fled on foot but that Sanibel police have located the suspect in the Dunes neighborhood. It was about 10:30 p.m.

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Russian President Putin says Trump confirmed willing to mend ties

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's desire for better ties with Moscow appears on the surface to be a plus for Abe's approach after U.S. President Barack Obama's rocky ties with Moscow, but could also reduce Japan's geopolitical appeal for Putin, diplomatic experts said.

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Global markets still in chaos following Trump's election victory

Despite the market turmoil, it's always wise to keep a level head about the markets. "The threat of growth forecasts being downgraded at least over the short-term due to investor uncertainty in theory weakens demand for commodities like oil".

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HRW: Satellite reveals big destruction in Rohingya villages

Troops have poured into a strip of land along the Bangladesh border, an area which is largely home to the stateless Muslim Rohingya minority, since coordinated attacks on police posts last month. The 1.1 million-strong Rohingya community, which the government brands as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, has been suffering widely-reported systematic aggression for years on end.

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Southampton: Saints Silence Scousers in Scoreless Draw

Meanwhile, Liverpool's Adam Lallana is an unlikely starter after the 28-year-old limped off during England's 2-2 draw with Spain on Tuesday. The game got off to a quiet start, with the first effort at goal arriving after 27 minutes when Fraser Forster produced a fine save to keep out Sadio Mane's header.

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Ceasefire violation: Indian Deputy HC summoned to FO

The Indian foreign minister is continuously giving anti-Pakistan statements which is a matter of concern. The mortar shell fell on the house of Chaudhry Muhammad of Barjial. However, no loss of life or property damage had been reported so far. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the detailed dossier on ceasefire violations by India was given to the representative of the UNMOGIP at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi after the death of four children at the hands of Indian ...

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Secret clearance allegedly requested for Trump children, transition team denies claim

Now sources say, Trump's transition team has asked about the possibility for all four to receive top secret security clearances. And despite some customers asking for stores to remove the Ivanka Trump brand from its shelves , it seems as though the promo is paying off.

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French conservatives voting in first presidential primary

FRENCH REVOLUTION When is the French presidential election 2017, who are the candidates and when are the results? They will face each other in a run-off next Sunday. Should Mr Sarkozy or Mr Fillon emerge as Ms Le Pen's conservative opponent, polls and analysts suggest her electoral prospects could be higher than if she faces Mr Juppe, who is seen as having a wider voter appeal than his two rivals.

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Saudi-Led Coalition Says No Extension to 48-Hour Yemen Truce

Earlier on Monday, pro-Hadi forces attacked Houthi rebels and their allies on the western outskirts of Taiz , military officials said. The coalition declared Saturday a 48-hour ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Yemen.

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Deeply Concerned by Israeli Bill That Legalizes West Bank Outposts

Education Minister Naftali Bennett , who heads the religious nationalist Jewish Home Party, said last week "the era of a Palestinian state is over". The administration of President Barack Obama has been highly critical of Israel's settlement policies. The measure breaks a longstanding taboo, and in the view of many legal analysts, it defies global law.

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Swastikas, 'Go Trump' Spray-Painted At Beastie Boy's Memorial Park

A memorial park in the United States, dedicated to the memory of Beastie Boys legend Adam Yauch , has been defaced with pro-Donald Trump and Nazi propaganda. This country has seen a marked uptick in hate crimes in the nearly two weeks since the election. He was also outspoken against xenophobia, and memorably spoke out against racism and prejudice against Muslims while accepting the Beastie Boys' Video Vanguard Award at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Thousands Still Protest 'Fascist' Trump Across US Cities

The biggest rallies were in New York , Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they wanted to build on the momentum after several nights of protests triggered by the real-estate mogul's surprise win in Tuesday's presidential election.

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Anti-Trump protesters march in major USA cities

There were also larger demonstrations across the country in cities like Miami, Atlanta and Portland Friday. In addition to the anti-Trump protests, there have been reports of racially charged incidents in schools and communities across the country.

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Businesses fear tipping off Brexit cliff edge, warns CBI president

She was to use the speech in central London to outline elements from this week's autumn statement, and to say she will "always believe in business" and the benefits it brings. European Union officials say they have always assumed that Britain will need some transitional deal to bridge the gap between the withdrawal treaty and a new one setting out a long-term relationship, which they expect to take many years to negotiate.

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Volkswagen Cutting Up to 30000 Jobs by 2020

Volkswagen's labor group was threatening to block investment decisions at Friday's meeting unless management offered job guarantees to the company's 282,100 workers in Germany, almost half its global workforce. The VW group has 12 brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.

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Weather and traffic updates as heavy rain hits Devon and Exeter

A yellow "be aware" weather warning has been issued for the whole of Wales as widespread heavy rain hits the country. The Met Office says today, November 21, will see northeasterly winds also develop for a time, giving gusts of 40-50 miles per hour.

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Akhilesh Yadav to inaugurate India's longest Expressway today

Thanking IAF officials, Akhilesh said this is the first road in the country on which any aircraft can land and take off. He claimed that his government had kept all the promises done during the last state Assembly elections and exuded confidence that he would get public support in the upcoming state polls to continue with his development agenda in the state.

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American Music Awards: Chrissy Teigen Flaunts Major Skin with John Legend

While it's probably not our favourite of her red carpet outfits, Teigen's body looks insane. The 30-year-old, who gave birth to daughter, Luna in April, arrived arm-in-arm with hubby, John Legend in a long-sleeved black dress with slits that nearly went all the way to her armpit.

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Pope closes jubilee of saints, refugees

Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. "We live at a time in which polarisation and exclusion are burgeoning and considered the only way to resolve conflicts", he said . Francis used his homily to encourage the new crop of cardinals to be near to, not remote from, the flocks of faithful they will lead. A majority of the pilgrims who came to the capital were Italian day-trippers and many who stayed overnight did so in low-priced residences, many run by the Church, or in ...

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"Pope Closes Roman Catholic 'Holy Year" Marked by Lights and Shadows

Francis cautioned somberly against those who "raise walls, build barriers and label people". "We come from distant lands; we have different traditions, skin colour, languages and social backgrounds; we think differently and we celebrate our faith in a variety of rites", he said .


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