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Unemployment drops to lowest rate in nine years

It would be the Fed's first and only rate hike this year and its already highly expected that the Fed will raise rate in two weeks. During the week of the election, the number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level since 1973.

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One of Two Escaped California Inmates Captured

Earlier on Tuesday, sheriff's deputies swarmed an east San Jose neighborhood looking for one of the inmates, and over the weekend, they had stormed a Gilroy Days Inn , hoping to find Chavez. Undersheriff Carl Neusel said at a news conference this morning at sheriff's headquarters in San Jose. Glennon said Campbell was tracked to his sister's home on Monday and authorities with the U.S.

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13 people dead as residents return to wildfire-ravaged Gatlinburg

Smoke billows from the remains of a home on the northern outskirts of Gatlinburg, Tenn ., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Carney flew in from MA to assist her parents, Richard T. Our neighbors are alive, most of them. During a morning news conference, officials raised the death toll of the fires to 13, and said they had identified six of the deceased.

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Man sentenced in Capitol plot yells: 'Allah is in control!'

Cornell admitted that he conducted online research of weapons, the construction of bombs, the U.S. Capitol and other potential targets in the Washington, D.C., area. Cornell's attorneys say a significantly lower term would be more appropriate. "I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything", Cornell wrote the informant in 2014.

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Kerry accuses Israeli right of sabotaging peace process

Mr. Kerry, speaking at a Middle East forum in Washington , said Sunday that the Obama administration hasn't made any decisions about actions at the United Nations Security Council, but that other countries are likely to introduce resolutions as they lose patience with the current situation, which Mr.

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Jayalalithaa was dearly loved by her people: President

Hundreds of devotees had kept a round-the-clock vigil outside the private hospital in Chennai - the city formerly known as Madras - since she was first admitted in September suffering from a fever. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5 and is being buried at Chennai's Marina Beach . Jayalalithaa died at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai late Monday evening.

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Rep. Cramer: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Pipeline Protest Was 'Co-Opted'

Members of the tribe are protesting the pipeline because they say it could contaminate water and that the route threatens sacred lands. The Corps announced over the weekend it would not grant the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) an easement it needs to dig under Lake Oahe, which is on federal lands.

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Fresh UN sanctions slash North Korean coal revenue

The 17-page resolution was unanimously adopted by the 15-member council after the text was settled upon in protracted negotiations between the United States, its author, and China, the North's closest ally and major trading partner. Overall, the new punitive measures are created to slash a total of $800 million from North Korea's $3 billion in yearly exports. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the sanctions sent an "unequivocal message" that North Korea must end its "provocative ...

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Suspect in McKnight shooting released, still investigating

Authorities identified 54-year-old Ronald Gasser , who stayed at the scene, as the shooter and released him overnight, sparking criticism . According to an unnamed witness account via The Times-Picayune , a driver, later identified as Gasser, was seen yelling at McKnight while Mcknight tried to apologize as the two went back and forth at a busy intersection.

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Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Cooperate With Donald Trump

Putin said Russian Federation is looking forward to mending ties with the U.S. after president-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. "We don't want confrontation with anyone", Putin said during his annual address from the Kremlin, striking a largely conciliatory tone.

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Damaging Testimony Permissible for Cosby Trial

O'Neill wrote, per ABC News. Castor testified it was his intention to coerce Cosby to testify in the civil case by shielding him from criminal court, but O'Neill's ruling found inconsistencies in the ex-district attorney's statements. Cosby acknowledged the 2004 sexual encounter with accuser Andrea Constand, and described putting his hand down her trousers after giving her three unidentified blue pills.

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Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan pays respects to late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Her body has been kept at Rajaji Hall for the public to pay their final respects. State authorities ordered seven days of mourning, schools were shut and thousands of police deployed to prevent her supporters from creating public disorder or from harming themselves in grief.

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Islamic State shifts defences to east Mosul - coalition commander

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday it was still possible that the city would be recaptured before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20. Kubiš explained. In the Shaimaa neighborhood, soldiers and IS fighters exchanged heavy gunfire from rooftops as Iraqi forces tried to advance down narrow residential streets.

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'Pizzagate': Comet Ping Pong not the only DC business enduring a nightmare

Comet Ping Pong was the unlucky target of the #Pizzagate conspiracy theory that went viral last month. Hours after Sunday's incident, the sex ring story was boosted by Michael Flynn Jr., the son of retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, U.S.

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City leader urges 'safe corridor' for Aleppo civilians

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), another 700,000 people are in other besieged areas across the country, mostly in rural Damascus surrounded by Government forces. Opposition and activists had also accused the government of shelling displaced Syrians who were fleeing the government advances. At least 50 people were killed in artillery shelling in the rebel-held district where to which they were fleeing.

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Man kills ex-girlfriend in Utah, dies after chase

His last known address was in Orem, according to court records. Police tracked Smith using witness reports. Lt. Gregg Ludlow says she made a frantic 911 call and drove away, but he chased her, rammed her auto and fired the fatal shots. Police believe the man rammed her auto and killed her with a gunshot wound to the head a few minutes later at a Wal-Mart parking lot in American Fork.

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Putin hopes to mend ties with United States, boost anti-terror efforts

And if (he is) a clever man, then he will fully and quite quickly understand another level of responsibility. "But if this is a minor element in the global relations, then, of course, a good face is possible, but the game anyway won't be good towards those who are not considered sufficiently big partners", he said.

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UN security council to vote on Syria truce

Insurgents had previously tried to get help and supplies to fellow rebels in the city from Idlib. Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo , and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said.

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Thousands of South Koreans march to surround President Park Geun-hye's office

Park has apologized twice to the nation for allowing her friend Choi Soon-sil to interfere in government affairs. Park's approval rating has dropped to a record low 4 percent. "It's much more than simply, 'Oh she knows this person, ' it's deeply intertwined, nearly like they're Rasputin and Park Geun-hye is just a puppet", David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California, recently told CNN .

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Valls opens fight with vow to heal Socialist rifts

Valls, the socialist candidate in primary elections for the presidential vote, stepped down as prime minister before 9 a.m. after arriving at the Elysee palace where President Francois Hollande was waiting for him. Mr Valls said his candidacy aims to counter the "idea that the left is disqualified from this presidential election". Cazeneuve, who had replaced Valls once before, will lead the Socialist government until fresh legislative elections, scheduled in June 2017, take place.

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1600 peshmerga forces killed in war on Daesh: spokesman

The break in the pipeline - one of three major water conduits serving civilians in eastern Mosul - is located in parts of the city still held by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), making it impossible to fix quickly. "There is a big shortage of drinking water, we are facing a humanitarian catastrophe", Abar added. For the last 45 days, the Iraqi army - backed by USA -led coalition warplanes and local allies on the ground - has been fighting to retake Mosul, which was once considered Iraq's ...

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Heisman showdown: Watson vs. Jackson

Just like the actual Heisman ballot, SI's People's Heisman ballot awards three points for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote. Jackson got everyone's attention in September, when he accounted for 26 touchdowns and at least 400 yards in total offense in each game, including a notable 63-20 beatdown of Florida State.

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Office of South Korea's flagging president admits buying 360 Viagra pills

Two smaller opposition parties have also said they will seek to remove her. "The opposition will now start contacting ruling-party lawmakers to start their impeachment procedure", said Choi Chang-ryul, a political commentator and professor at Yong In University.

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Turkey's PM says year-long halt in Russian Federation ties "over"

Russian Federation and Turkey have the potential to boost bilateral trade and economic ties, including via the implementation of big projects, Medvedev said at the beginning of the bilateral talks with his Turkish counterpart, according to TASS News Agency.

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Don't use expats as Brexit 'bargaining chips', says European Union chief Donald Tusk

The Politico website reported that Mrs Merkel rejected a proposal by the Prime Minister guaranteeing reciprocal rights for both groups when they met in Berlin earlier this month. Over 80 British parliamentarians from the pro-Brexit European Reform Group wrote to Tusk on Friday asking that the EU summit he will chair on December 15-16 "guarantee.

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UK man found guilty in case linked to Brussels bomb suspect

Thirty-two people were killed in the attacks on Zavantem airport and on the Metro. He also is wanted in the multiple attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015 that claimed 130 victims. But a jury believed prosecutors' claims that Boufassil knowingly provided the money to support militant attacks. He also revealed it had been "Zakaria" who had handed him the bag of money in the "forest", but that he had not been told by Abaaoud who it was from or how much he was to collect.

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Iranian president slams US Senate's approval of sanctions bill

Tehran has protested against the renewal of the ISA warning that it could jeopardize the nuclear agreement. "I have not heard strident objections from our key allies in the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)", Delaware Senator Chris Coons said.

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Hillary Clinton Supporter, Former VP Al Gore Meets President-Elect Donald Trump

The said letter will be sent to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday and has already been signed by some 700 scientists and academics from "Related Disciplines". The former vice president met with the 35-year-old businesswoman and socialite at Trump Tower in NY, before he spent some time with Trump himself.

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United Nations decapitates North Korea's statue export business

Interestingly, the sanctions also include exports of statues, apparently one of the key sources of income for North Korea, a fact that remains unknown to most of the general public. It follows the U.N. Security Council's adoption of a new resolution in response to the reclusive country's two atomic tests and multiple missile launches this year.

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Officials discuss latest on OSU attack investigation

He did buy a knife the morning of the attack, but police don't know if that was the weapon he used, investigators said. After turning around to see what was happening, she says she locked eyes with Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the 18-year-old student who attacked several students on the OSU campus.

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Vladimir Putin: Russia seeking friends, not enemies

Putin made it clear he was willing to return to the path of cooperation with the United States and forge an alliance against "a real and not imagined threat: global terrorism". "It is important to normalise and start to develop bilateral relations on an equal and mutually-beneficial basis", Putin said. Mr Putin praised Russia's armed forces in Syria demonstrating the country's ability to mount military operations overseas, and acknowledged that Russian special forces have "suffered losses" ...

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Francois Fillon Wins France's Presidential Primary

The incumbent, Socialist President Francois Hollande is expected to announce in the coming weeks whether he will seek re-election. In last week's first round Les Republicains party primary he knocked out former president Nicolas Sarkozy , under whom he served as prime minister from 2007 to 2012, and pushed Juppe into second place.

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The Pearl Harbor warships that rose to fight again

The event will include a moment of silence at 9:48 a.m., the local time matching the beginning of the 1941 attack on naval and air bases in Hawaii that resulted in the United States joining World War II. This attitude about Pearl Harbor contrasts how they see the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and then Nagasaki three days later, which killed more than 200,000.

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Ross Harris sentence: Life plus 32 years without parole

With the malice murder charge, prosecutors accused Harris of intentionally killing his son to escape the responsibilities of family life; the felony murder charges required no proof of intent to kill. Harris' legal team offered no mitigating circumstances or evidence ahead of the sentencing. It was June 18, 2014, when Harris strapped his son into a rear-facing auto seat and drove from their Marietta, Georgia, home to Chick-fil-A for breakfast, then to The Home Depot corporate headquarters, ...

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Cazeneuve is France's new prime minister as Valls steps down

Valls' entry into the race had been expected after Hollande announced last week he would not seek a second term, bowing to pressure to step aside, including from his prime minister. To replace Mr. Cazeneuve at the interior ministry, Mr. Hollande appointed Bruno Le Roux, a lawmaker who previously led the Socialist majority at the national assembly.


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