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Obama, at year-end news conference, cites gains

OK, doctor's in the house", when the doctor arrived. The film tells the true story of three African-American women who played an integral role in helping John Glenn complete the first-ever orbit of the Earth. He noted the unsophisticated nature of what transpired concerns him and "it should concern all of us". With regard to the electoral college, the president said that it is "not his job" to determine its successor when asked if the current constructs should be revised.

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John Podesta Calls Out FBI for Failing to Prevent Russian Hacking

At the dinner in New York City Thursday night, Clinton told donors and fundraisers, who collectively raised some $1 billion, her campaign "desperately" tried to get media to pay attention to Russian hacking. Townhall reported late Wednesday that during the same phone conversation, Comey told Trump that National Intelligence Director James Clapper agreed with the FBI's stance that there was no evidence to suggest Russian influence in the election.

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US Senate to Probe Allegations of Russia Hacking in Presidential Election

Trump's Presidential Transition Team . Obama has ordered an extensive US investigation into any foreign meddling in domestic affairs, dating back to 2008. James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has asserted that agencies such as the CIA are now absorbed in compiling a report on Russia's role in the election of President Barack Obama , who has ordered a full investigation to be completed before he leaves office.

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Russian Federation 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence

The former provided the latter with countless hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta, and many others, the Washington Post reported . In a secure room in the Capitol used for briefings involving classified information, administration officials broadly laid out the evidence USA spy agencies had collected, showing Russia's role in cyber-intrusions in at least two states and in hacking the emails of the Democratic organizations ...

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Obama on Russian hacking: 'We were playing this thing straight'

On Friday, CIA Director John Brennan said in a message to employees that the Federal Bureau of Investigation agrees with the CIA's conclusion that Russia's goal was to help Trump win. Clinton's campaign endorsed the move. Obama noted that President-elect Donald Trump was "very complimentary of Mr. Putin personally" during the campaign.

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Christmas services set in West Essex

Only 84 percent of the churches with fewer than 50 members and 85 percent of those with over 250 members will open for Christmas Day service . Beginning at 10 a.m. The 3 p.m. service will also be broadcast live on radio station WMIS 92.1 FM. On Christmas Day , the church will hold services at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

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Lok Sabha passes Disabilities Bill, making accessibility a mandatory requirement

There were disruptions in the house as it was adjourned till noon on the last day of winter session, as opposition demanded a discussion on demonetisation. As soon as the house met, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge was on his feet. The bill also seeks to enhance reservation for Divyangs in government jobs from three percent to four percent.

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McLaren celebrates 10000th auto milestone in just five years

The 10,000th vehicle is not headed to a customer. Of course, that was made easier because the Production Centre now makes 20 cars a day instead of 10, following the introduction of a second shift early this year. This year is the automaker's third year of profitability since the relaunch and McLaren is on target to nearly double its sales from 1,654 units in 2015 to more than 3,000 this year.

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Risky wind chills and light snow Saturday

East southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. The strength of those winds could make driving hard, especially for high-profile vehicles. The strongest gusts are anticipated Friday afternoon and into the evening. By afternoon, the temperature will recover to near 10 degrees north and close to 20 degrees south, with wind of diminishing to 15-20 miles per hour.

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Freezing rain overnight expected to end before South Pointe noon kickoff

Sam Brownback said on Twitter, "watch out for freezing drizzle in parts of the state". Minor ice accumulation leading to slick roads will be possible south of St. The drizzle could produce a light glazing of ice, while the winds coudl gust up to 25 miles per hour. Overnight temperatures in the Willamette Valley and along the Columbia River in Cowlitz and Columbia counties will be less than 20 degrees.

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Philippine government says can live with less aid from U.S.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation announced on Wednesday that new grants had been given to Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. Citing concerns about human rights violations in the ongoing drug war in the Philippines, the USA has not renewed a major financial aid package to its Pacific ally.

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Ferdinand donates £500000 worth of toys to children's charity

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has shown his generosity by donating a whopping £500,000 worth of toys to disadvantaged children ahead of the Christmas holiday. - Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 15, 2016Thank you so much! " We're not looking for a thank you, we're just trying to help people out ". " I tell you what, one day you're going to get some special attention from that big guy ".

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First lady: White House needs a 'grown-up' to calm in crisis

Obama said that she believes her husband, who has had mixed approval ratings and an eight-year tenure often defined by partisan differences, has been a guiding force for Americans. And if you're like, oh, my God, they're crying. Obama said she believes her husband gave Americans something to believe in when challenges arose. She says she believes the USA public will come to appreciate Barack Obama's impact with time.

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Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

The Kremlin rejected the claim of Putin's involvement, with Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissing it as "laughable nonsense". "I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections , that we need to take action and we will - at a time and a place of our own choosing", Mr.

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Hillary Clinton, John Podesta Speak Out About Russian Hacks, FBI

Clinton had words to share about the way the Kremlin interfered with the election, saying that Putin has a "personal beef" with her, and that the Russian hackers responsible for the DNC hacks wanted to "undermine our democracy". The Russians, meanwhile, are scoffing at the accusations as their spy-turned-president, Vladimir Putin, continues a visit to Japan. "And there is a difference between that and activating intelligence in a way that's created to influence elections".

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Oil stable as planned output cuts start to materialise

The prospect of lower production led USA bank Goldman Sachs to raise its WTI price forecast for the second quarter of 2017 to $57.50 per barrel from $55. Brent for February settlement climbed 12 cents to $54.02 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The global benchmark crude traded at a premium of $2.09 to February WTI.

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Duterte slams US, says Philippines drug campaign will not stop

The Philippines will be chairman of ASEAN next year, when the regional grouping marks its 50th anniversary. "We reaffirm and respect our independence and the non-interference in the internal affairs of states", Duterte said. He also underlined the history that binds Singapore and the Philippines. Mr Duterte also visited the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where an orchid was named Dendrobium Rodrigo Roa Duterte in his honour.

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NTSB transcript gives new details of El Faro's final voyage

The recorded bridge conversations indicate that Capt. Michael Davidson, 53, of Windham, a 1988 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, relied on weather forecasts that were six to eight hours old and that his second and third mates, who had more up-to-date weather information, contacted him three times the night of the storm about changing directions.

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Myanmar's Rohingya insurgency has links to Saudi, Pakistan

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Friday the government, led by Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi, has taken a "short-sighted, counterproductive, even callous" approach to the crisis. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, his family moved to Saudi Arabia and he grew up in Mecca, ICG said, adding that he disappeared from Saudi Arabia in 2012, shortly after violence erupted in Rakhine State between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

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President Barack Obama makes ticket-snatching bots illegal in the USA

Under the new law, it is illegal for anyone to use a bot or other software to obtain more tickets than a specified limit allows or circumvent the posted rules for making a fair purchase. "On behalf of artists, venues, teams, and especially fans, Ticketmaster is pleased that the BOTS Act is now a federal law", the company said in a statement .

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Bradley Lowery given 'the night of his life'

Bradley Lowery, from Blackhall Colliery near Hartlepool, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013. More than £700,000 was raised for him to have antibody treatment in NY with Everton pledging £200,000. Ms Murphy said despite Bradley's severe illness he is always cheerful. Ian McManus, who runs Red Dreams with his wife Dawn, said Bradley was his mother's "little super hero, because he's always smiling through everything he's gone through".

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One dead in 'Indian shelling' on school van in Kashmir

The injured children were transferred to District Headquarters Hospital Kotli. The driver was killed and eight schoolchildren were injured when Indian army targeted a school van in Nakyal Sector along the Line of Control (LoC), here on Friday.

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HGTV host Tarek El Moussa: It's been a crazy few days

They pretty much do their show and whatever else they have to do for it and that's it", and adds, "So once the incident happened, the last thing on their mind was 'what are we going to tell the world?' They were separated and going through counseling and trying to figure out what to do with their marriage".

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Adam Driver mulled over Star Wars: The Force Awakens role for months

The film hits cinemas on December 15, 2017. The latest stand-alone anthology film, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", is now showing in theaters worldwide -- with fans already looking forward to the next Star Wars movie installments like " Han Solo ", which is scheduled for release in 2018.

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Monte dei Paschi opens debt swap offer to retail investors

Should the privately-funded plan fail, the government is ready to step in with state money to keep the Siena-based bank in business, though such a move would require both retail and institutional investors to share in losses. Bondholders have already agreed to swap about 1.02 billion euros for shares. Besides a debt conversion offer, the ailing bank is looking for investors to take up new shares.

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Row over cuts to councils as Scottish budget delivered

Mackay told MSPs that overall council spending power, boosted by new responsibilities for social care and improving attainment, would increase by £240m . The Finance Minister refused to change any of the UK's income tax rates but said he would not follow the Chancellor's plans to increase the salary threshold for paying the 40p rate of income tax from £43,001 to £45,000, rising to £50,000 by the end of the decade.

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South Korean president Park's impeachment was illegal: Lawyers

She has refused widespread calls to resign immediately, despite huge weekly protests and parliament's overwhelming vote for impeachment. The letters read "Nullity, Impeachment". Lee said the lawmakers' "porous" arguments wouldn't hold up in court. He didn't specify which part of the allegations he saw as without backing, but said Park's lawyers could only acknowledge as true an "extremely small part" of what was in the impeachment motion.

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12-Year-Old Suspected of Nail Bomb Attempt in Germany

Neither explosive device detonated. Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate confirmed to reporters that the federal prosecutors' office was investigating the case, but referred further questions to prosecutors. Given the suspect's young age, both investigations will likely be halted as children under the age of 14 enjoy penal immunity in Germany. Elmar Thevessen, ZDF's deputy editor-in-chief and a terrorism expert, said: "Security officials are checking whether ISIS is targeting ...

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Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal

Ukraine has managed to avoid further negotiations on ratification of the Association Agreement with the European Union with the prospect of an uncertain time, as well as amendments to the text of the Agreement, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said.

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Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die, Speaker Hamid Ansari Unhappy Over Bedlam

While leaders of Trinamool Congress, RJD, JD (U) and AIUDF and some other parties joined the Congress-led delegation, NCP, DMK, Left parties, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party stayed away. Ananth Kumar raised the issue of the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal and said names of certain Congress leaders are mentioned in middleman Christian Michel's diary.

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Pakistan marks second anniversary of Peshawar school carnage; Nawaz Sharif vows action

Commemorating events were held across Pakistan, including the capital city of Islamabad , in schools to pay homage to those killed and to show solidarity with the families. "Prior, General Raheel Sharif had photos of these children in his office and I too have their photographs in my office, to help me to remember our losses and it keeps me determined in our fight against terrorism", said the Army Chief.

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Closing arguments due in Charleston church shooting suspect's trial

After the verdict, Roof told the judge again that he would represent himself during that phase of the trial. It's not clear when the federal case will wrap up. Roof also faces nine counts of murder and other charges in the state court system. In a statement, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she hopes the families of the murdered parishioners and the survivors of the massacre can find some peace after the conviction.

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Irish Mother And Son Found Dead In London

Sinead, originally from Westport, was working on London as a nurse and had been for a number of years. Sinead Higgins, 37, and Oisin O'Driscoll were found at the address in Ruislip, on Wednesday morning after friends and neighbours raised welfare concerns.

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'Affluenza' teen's dad convicted of pretending to be officer

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Couch was a volunteer with Lakeside's search-and-rescue team, but that the volunteers are not considered reserve officers. And that's even before Tanya Couch made a decision to take her son and flee to Mexico, after he was suspected of violating his probation and faced actual jail time.

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Arnab Goswami seeks support of people after announcing his new venture 'Republic'

The first question was answered by the website Exchange 4 Media , that reported that Goswami's new venture would be called " Republic ". As for Times Now , journalist Rahul Shivsankar, then editor of News X channel, was roped in by them to take Arnab's chair.


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