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South Korean Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Impeach President

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, South Korea's acting leader, says he feels "deep responsibility" over the political scandal that brought down his boss, President Park Geun-hye, because he assisted her as the country's No. According to Reuters news agency, there have been mass rallies every Saturday for the past six weeks calling for Park to quit, and opinion polls show overwhelming public support for her impeachment.

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Gillibrand pledges to stand between Mattis and Pentagon

A Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee said she'll try to stop a congressional exception to let retired Gen. James Mattis serve as Defense secretary. In 2005 during a panel discussion, he commented about the Taliban that "it's fun to shoot people". In April Mattis said Iran "remains the single most belligerent actor in the Middle East" during a speech at the Washington DC think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Russian Federation says Aleppo combat stopped after rebels cornered, civilians disagree

Colville cautioned, however, that the situation was fluid and numbers unclear. With the Syrian army pushing into the rebel-held areas, the patients were "forgotten" in a building that once served as a home for the elderly, Red Cross' communication coordinator Pawel Krzysiek said.

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A look at Trump's call to cancel new Air Force One

The $4 billion cost figure involves two new airplanes and the costs of research and development, Miller said. "We are now under contract for $170m to help determine the capabilities of these complex military aircraft that serves the unique requirements of the President of the United States", Boeing said in statement.

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The Drug Used in Alabama's Problematic Execution Has a Controversial History

At 8:25 p.m. ET, the Court issued an order allowing the execution to go forward. One witness described Lockett's execution as being "like a horror movie". The state argues that the Florida decision doesn't apply to Smith's case and he waited too long to raise objections. At some point the Supreme Court needs to stop this, not just in Alabama with its absurd and indefensible judicial override system, but across the nation.

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Korean impeachment sales: Goodbye Park, hello free room

Park's No. 2, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, has taken over as acting leader until the court reaches a verdict. Hundreds of thousands of people calling for Park's ouster rallied near her presidential place of Blue House for six straight Saturdays, and her approval ratings plunged to 4 percent, the lowest among South Korean leaders since democracy came in the late 1980s.

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Obama says US must 'stay true to who we are'

If you missed the speech, the transcript is online , and if you read it, pay particular attention to the repeated instances in which Obama sent not-so-subtle shots across his successor's bow. Obama, who came to office in 2009 with expectations of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was candid in acknowledging that the goal of a United States at peace would be the task of another administration.

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After 75 Years, Pearl Harbor Survivors Gather on USS Intrepid

The next day, at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Congress formally declared war on Japan. "So, we have to be prepared", Henderson said . "I see many with that same sense of duty". The attack that began at 7:55 a.m.in Hawaii propelled the United States into World War II. "For a 10 year old, running out in the front yard, it was a show".

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Flowering of Mkhitaryan spells good news for United

Mourinho says teams chasing the title are not a patch on his side, despite United trailing the top four by nine points already. We expect more goals from him, yes. "When the rumours were getting bigger we were always anxious, especially with this manager", Vertonghen said. "'The support was attractive and they don't need that to make it more handsome, " Mourinho said after the match.

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South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

The suspension of Park comes after six weeks of protests which reached a tipping point last weekend when organizers claim as many as 1.5 million people lined the streets of the capital Seoul to call for an end to the corruption and cronyism that continues to dog South Korea's political system.

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International Olympic Committee on WADA McLaren Report

McLaren's second and final report said the conspiracy involved the Russian Sports Ministry, national anti-doping agency and the FSB intelligence service, providing further details of state involvement in a massive program of cheating and coverups that operated on an "unprecedented scale" from 2011-15.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Unexpectedly Announces Resignation

Mr Key , who has been New Zealand's leader since 2008, is backing Mr English to be the formal candidate ahead of a Caucus meeting to vote on Dec 12. "But despite the wonderful career I have had in politics, I have never seen myself as a career politician". Part of Key's popularity is his careful handling of the global financial crisis and rebuilding of the country after a 2011 natural disaster there.

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Wisconsin judge refuses to halt recount

A challenge is reviewed on a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Stein is facing some trouble with her recount efforts in Pennsylvania, however. "This is a victory for the taxpayers and voters of MI", said Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairman of the state Republican Party. Trump narrowly defeated Clinton in all three states.

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Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor

Laud's father, Walter Laud, who served as the chief radio man aboard the USS Sacramento, he said, survived the attack. A Vietnam veteran says those that died for our freedom deserve to be remembered. It wasn't until a ceremony was held in the 1990s, where Hawaii's governor honored the civilian workers at Pearl Harbor , that my grandfather opened up a little about that day.

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Nearly 150 patients evacuated from east Aleppo: ICRC

Family members say they lost contact with the missing men, aged 30 to 50, after they fled as Syrian army troops pushed into rebel-held neighborhoods 10 days or a week ago, Colville said . However, he provided no details about how the aid might get in or where it would go, and past agreements have fallen through before any aid could be delivered.

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Michigan Republican Party to appeal federal ruling, seek to stop recount

Stein came in fourth place in MI, earning 1.07 percent of the total vote. The bill would be retroactive, meaning if passed, Green Party candidate Jill Stein would be on the hook for the millions of dollars that could go into the ongoing recount.

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Lawmakers aim to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis said that Faber and other lawmakers are just caught up in "Trumpmania". The American Civil Liberties Union told BuzzFeed that it is preparing to fight the ban if it becomes law. "To the taxpayers of OH, I am sorry that your money will have to be used to defend this bill in the court system". "A$3 s far as the threat of abortion advocates suing, we don't base our decisions on protecting the lives of babies on the threat of someone ...

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Two juveniles charged with arson in deadly East Tennessee wildfires

Recent rainfall has assisted the firefighters in containing the blazes. A large portion of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg will reopen Friday after wildfires that killed 14 people and burned more than 2,5000 structures devastated the area.

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Hillary's Recount Nearly Dead in Michigan

Peterson last week rejected the plaintiffs' bid for an immediate halt to the recount. They scored a win in MI, where a federal judge has halted that state's recount. That's a drop from the previous totals that showed she had moved 61 votes closer to Trump. But Stein's attorney, Mark Brewer, insisted the recount isn't over.

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Jill Stein discusses recount push outside Trump Tower

Perhaps through a well-coordinated, highly complex cyber-attack, she suggested. The Jill Stein campaign plans to bring her fight for a statewide ballot recount in Pennsylvania to federal court. The Green Party said Saturday it will seek help in federal court to force a statewide recount - a move that came hours after the party dropped a case set to be argued today in state courts.

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S Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

Park has been accused by state prosecutors of helping a close confidante extort money and favors from large companies and manipulate state affairs. SEOUL, South Korea (AP ) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday has stripped her of power - but not the perks.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is resigning

English, a former Treasury Department analyst who is also deputy leader of the ruling National Party, said he would decide within days whether to stand at a special December 12 caucus meeting. The traditional political joke about deals plotted over the summer BBQ have unexpectedly come true for the National Party this week. The party will meet December 12 to decide on a new leader.

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UPS driver helps rescue woman being held captive

Citing court documents, KMOV in St. Louis reported Jordan beat his wife, put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her. Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputies learned that a 3-year-old child lived in the house, along with a man with a criminal history that includes assault charges.

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Ghana Elects Opposition Leader as President

However, the trend of the elections can be gleaned from radio reports of note in the Ghanaian media landscape. The electoral commission has not yet certified any results in the closely fought race to lead the West African nation that have seen series of peaceful transfers of power.

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CM Naveen to attend funeral of ex-TN CM Jayalalithaa today

Doctors are trying their best to bring Jayalalitha health condition to a normal state. For many weeks, she was on support systems in the intensive care section. In huge relief for the administration, there has been no violence since the news of Jayalalithaa's death. "She was beyond any caste or religious identity.

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Ashraf Ghani's statement meant to please India: Sartaj Aziz

Saudi Arabia has also been accused for funding this self-proclaimed Islamic State, although this claim has been repeatedly denied. Without naming Pakistan, the leaders of India and Afghanistan yesterday urged countries in their region to stop offering shelter and support to violent militants.

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Michigan Court Kills Jill Stein's Final Bid to Revive US Election Recount

With only 13% of the recount remaining, Wisconsin Elections Commission officials say Democrat Hillary Clinton has gained only about 60 votes so far on Trump, who won the November 8 election in the state by more than 22,000 votes. A federal judge halted the recount in MI this week and a federal judge in Pennsylvania will hold a hearing Friday to consider whether that recount can even begin.

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South Korea's first female president impeached following mass protests

A number of top corporate leaders, including the chiefs of Samsung and Lotte Groups, were questioned on Tuesday, 6 December, over the political scandal involving President Park Geun-hye. But the offer was unlikely to prevent an impeachment vote on Friday over a corruption scandal that has turned the vast majority of the public against her.

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Fisher-Price debunks fake 'Happy Hour Playset' toy

The image shared by comedian Amiri King went viral after it was posted Tuesday, but not everybody was in on the joke. Fisher-Price has been reaching out to customers to clarify that the product is not real. Hi Bernadine, we promise you that is not a real Fisher-Price product. The furor caused Fisher-Price to reply to those complaining on Twitter with a statement saying, "Please know that this product is not endorsed, produced or approved by Fisher-Price".

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Candidates, issues in Austria presidential election

The results, released shortly after the polls closed Sunday, showed Van der Bellen with 53.5 percent of the vote and Hofer having 46.4 percent. Hofer won the first round in April, knocking out candidates from the center-right and center-left that have dominated national politics since World War II .

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OH lawmakers pass 'heartbeat' abortion legislation

Lawmakers argued over whether to call it a freeze, but the Ohio House voted 54-41 Tuesday to delay enforcement for three more years of requirements that utilities find more of their power from renewable sources. This comes in the wake of the newly elected Donald Trump and the assumption that he will appoint a conservative Supreme Court Justice. If he does nothing, the bill will become law, notes CNN.

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More than 20 still missing off Yemen after ship sinks

Hadi called for "doubling efforts to broaden rescue operations to reduce the scope of the catastrophe that has struck the inhabitants of Socotra". "We call on Russian Federation and the global community to exert pressure on Saudi Arabia, so that it withdraws the troops from Yemeni territory, stops violence and blockade of Yemen and provides humanitarian aid delivery", he said.

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Amaechi urges APC supporters to resist intimidation in Rivers rerun

He told the IGP who was in Rivers on official duty that it was an affront to the government of the state to withdraw the CSO. As I sit, I am empty, I have no protection. "The only time you will call me is from 6pm when you would have won the election". The two embattled Supreme Court Judges were said to vehemently opposed the idea as that may backfire on them, considering that they should have long submitted the video evidence to the former CJN or the DSS in order to prove their innocence.

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Trump attacks China after criticism over phone call

Tsai also told Trump that she hoped the US would support Taiwan in its participation in worldwide affairs, the office said , in an apparent reference to China's efforts to isolate Taiwan from global institutions such as the United Nations.

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The Gilmores are back: Netflix revival launches at midnight Friday

Netflix's four-part revival series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life , premiered today and the final scene of the new installment revealed a life-changing twist. However, the " Gilmore Girls " revival saw the two together, but with a special agreement regarding their relationship. It was a very distinct world that she created, and all the characters in it seemed real, and they seemed like they belonged there.


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