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Kasich urged to fight Obamacare repeal

Obamacare sign-ups in SC are increasing, even as Republicans keep repeating their intention to repeal the law early next year. "Having said that, we're continuing to see growth and continuing to stick with our numbers", she added. Andy Slavitt, the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, declined to say the possibility of the law's repeal was driving coverage, but said new people are enrolling as they learn about the opportunity to buy affordable coverage.

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Russia, Turkey Move Forward Together After Ambassador's Assassination

The gunman in Karlov's assassination reportedly yelled, "Don't forget Aleppo!". The assassin, off-duty policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas was shot dead at the scene by police. According to Turkish media, the killer simply flashed his police ID to enter the arts center without security check and had visited the center for preparation days before the attack.

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Record migrant death toll increases after two boats capsize off Italy

Most of those who have reached Europe in 2016 did so in Italy (179,525 arrivals) and Greece (173,244). "This is the worst annual death toll ever seen", the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said in a press conference in Geneva.

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agree: Let's revive the nuclear arms race

As with so many of Trump's short-form statements , it's not clear what he means by "until the world comes to its sense regarding nukes"-we've asked his press team, and will update with any reply". Rendell said, "Do we want to scale up our nuclear capacity other than the battlefield nukes that David was talking about?" Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regular briefing Beijing is "paying close attention" to what nuclear weapons policy Trump's administration ...

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Last convoys from Aleppo expected to leave today: ICRC

More than 34,000 people have already left Aleppo as part of the evacuation, the Red Cross said, after evacuations started eight days ago following a ceasefire deal brokered by Russian Federation and Turkey. Evacuations in rebel-held parts of Aleppo are underway. The evacuation of civilians in Aleppo , Syria, is back on - for now. Monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said early Thursday that around 3,000 remained in the city.

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PM Modi received multiple pay-offs as Gujarat CM: Rahul Gandhi

Since the time he has learnt to speak, there is no limit to my happiness. He told PM Modi, "Joke as much as you want but answer the nation if you took the bribe from Sahara and Birla. "The aim is to draw money from the innocents and help the corrupt", Rahul Gandhi said. Another BJP leader Nalin Kohli alleged that the Congress vice-president is just trying to get coverage in the media by making irrelevant allegations against the Prime Minister.

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Travel chaos as Storm Barbara batters country

Weather experts have predicted that the second storm of the winter season will cause significant disruption to travel with winds in excess of 120 kmh predicted. Pockets of Northern Ireland, North Wales and the north of England are also due to feel the force of Barbara, which will roll into the United Kingdom today.

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WA electors fined for not voting for Clinton

The final vote against Clinton was for Bernie Sanders and came from Hawaii. For two reasons. First, because Trump carried OH and Florida, which have been swing states in recent elections, and Pennsylvania, which only swung this year for the first time in decades.

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Libya passenger jet 'hijacked, diverted to Malta'

There appear to be two hijackers on board a Libyan plane which has landed at Malta airport, authorities on the island said. According to the Maltese media, an Airbus A320 of the state-owned Afriqiyah Airways with 118 people aboard was diverted to Malta on Friday.

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Berlin lorry suspect shot at Italian police before being killed -police source

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said the man shot was "without any doubt" Berlin terror suspect Anis Amri, in a press conference Friday. Anis Amri, the suspect of Berlin Christmas market attack that killed 12 people and injured 48 has been killed in Milan.

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Police thwart Christmas Day bomb plot in Melbourne

Paul's Cathedral, all of which are busy and close to each other. Heavily armed police raided five homes across Flemington, Meadow Heights, Dallas, Campbellfield and Gladstone Park. "We are approaching the Christmas season - a time when we come together in peace and love with our families". Since Australia's terrorist threat level was elevated in September 2014, the government says there have been four extremist attacks and 12 plots foiled by police.

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Trump calls for increased USA nuclear capabilities

The United States set out, through continuous wars and diplomatic intrigues-backed, in the final analysis, by its nuclear arsenal-to tear down all restraints to the untrammeled global domination of U.S. Putin, who in the last days of the Soviet Union served as an agent for the secretive KGB, said in his speech Thursday that Russian Federation should continue to monitor world events and adjust their defenses accordingly, suggesting his proposal to increase nuclear capabilities was a ...

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Germany says Tunisian's fingerprints found in Christmas market crash truck

But they said earlier Tuesday they were not sure if the man arrested was actually the attacker. Police said the brothers, aged 28 and 31, were held in Duisburg in the industrial Ruhr region in the early hours of Friday. The incident is reminiscent of the truck terrorist attack in Nice, France this summer. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity before German officials spoke more about the investigation, said Tunisian authorities were requesting more information on the German probe.

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Wyoming's 3 Electoral Votes go to Trump

The agreement would be for electors in the participating states to cast electoral votes to reflect the national popular vote . Here's who they voted for . Herbert Hoover, one of the country's worst presidents , got a landslide victory of 444 electoral votes to his opponent's 87 in his first election in 1928.

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Prince Charles' Powerful Admonition Of The Rise Of Far-Right Populism

The 68-year-old, in his third broadcast for the " Thought for the Day " section of popular news programme Today, added: "All of this has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s ". In his Christmas message this year, Prince Charles reflected on the religious persecution that Christians and other religious minorities face throughout the world, calling it "beyond all belief" that it still continues even after the horrors of the Holocaust were exposed.

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RDRRMC Western Visayas now on alert for tropical storm 'Nina'

These are Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar. The tropical storm is forecast to move northwest over northern provinces. Nina maintained its strength of 105 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 130 kph, moving west northwest at 20 kph.

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Russia, Iran, Turkey pledge to fight against Islamic State, Nusra together

Turkish press also mentions that on the night of the failed anti-government coup, on July 15, Mevlut Mert Altintas was absent at work - he said he was ill. Gulen condemned Karlov's assassination, describing it as a "heinous act of terror". "Don't forget Syria!" in Turkish during the attack, and also yelled "Allahu akbar", the Arabic phrase for "God is great".

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Monte dei Paschi shares slump 7% as state bailout seen inevitable

If it can not persuade investors to inject the required funds, the Italian government will be forced to step in. In recent weeks, the Italian government has been in talks with European Union institutions over ways to offer compensation to an estimated 40,000 retail holders of junior debt who may suffer losses.

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Man charged over Perth double murders

In a statement released on Friday police stressed their investigations into the disappearance and suspected murder of Ms Spiers was ongoing. Edwards lives in the Perth suburb of Kewdale, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Claremont. O'Callahan said in January this year that they are confident that the investigations into the Claremont serial murder mystery will be solved soon. But unlike unsolved cases where investigations might be suspended, major public and political interest along ...

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Chelsea announce Oscar sale to Shanghai

A Chelsea statement made no mention of the fee, but Sky sources say it is in the region of £60m - £10m more than Paris Saint-Germain paid the club for David Luiz in 2014. I think that this league is fantastic and to play in this league is a great opportunity, a great honour. Oscar will work with former Chelsea boss Andre-Villas-Boas in Shanghai, who has been a long-term admirer of the attacking midfielder and tried to take him to Spurs in the summer of 2012.

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Trump Taps China Hawk to Head Trade Council

Chinese officials had made it clear that Mr Shi would only be speaking about Anglo-Sino relations. "Our objective going into OH is to elevate the issue of trade reform with China to the top of the checklist of presidential campaign issues".

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Attorney who shot wife gets bond, ankle monitor

Claud L. "Tex" McIver III is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct in the September 25 shooting death of 63-year-old Diane McIver , according to a report from the Atlanta Journal Constitution . McIver had fallen asleep with the gun in his lap and has no recollection of pulling the trigger, Crane told the newspaper. After the shooting, the female driver, who according to a source was good friends with Diane McIver , drove to a nearby hospital where the victim died a ...

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Obama Would've Allowed Anti-Settlement Resolution to Pass at UNSC

From the perspective of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Trump's embrace of pro-settlement politics are a welcome change from President Obama, who pushed hard for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in the early aughts of his presidency. Security Council resolution critical of Israel, after President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his opposition to the measure. Trump's time in office is likely to align USA foreign policy with Israel's most hawkish tendencies on dealing with Palestinian territory.

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Berlin Christmas Market Attack Suspect A Refugee, Security Sources Say

Authorities sought to calm nervous Germans who find themselves in the midst of manhunt during the traditionally busy final shopping days before Christmas. It relaunched a campaign it initiated months ago, after less severe attacks claimed by the IS in Germany - to authorize army troops for domestic security duties.

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Aleppo's Bana thanks Turkish foreign minister for gift

Turkish officials reported that Erdogan had personally sent a special envoy to Syria to airlift Bana and her family to Turkey during the evacuation of anti-government forces in eastern Aleppo began earlier this week. Her mother Fatemah , who runs the account @ AlabedBana , was also in attendance on Tuesday, the Turkish presidency said. "I asked my father to film me near my school.

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Duke Suspends Grayson Allen Indefinitely For Latest Tripping Incident

Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced in a statement Thursday that Allen has been suspended indefinitely for his "unacceptable and inexcusable" behavior. "His parents are the most wonderful people I've ever met". The coach chose not to act immediately and firmly responded to reporters' questions about whether there would be a suspension without indicating what his approach would be.

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Brothers suspected of planning attack on German shopping centre

The Kosovo duo were arrested in Duisburg which is near to the Dutch border. Earlier, police had spoken of an armed operation at the shopping centre lasting several hours, but gave no details on the exact nature of the deployment. Tipped off by the intelligence services, authorities said that they deployed additional police forces to the mall and the adjacent Christmas market in Oberhausen before the raid by Thursday evening.

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Cheers to Electoral College

Grinch. Self-described liberals who voted for Clinton say by a 41-point margin that the opposition should do everything they can. Abedin, who has been by Clinton's side ever since she served as an intern for President Bill Clinton, is one of the most prominent figures in Clinton's inner circle.

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US Electoral College: Largest Number of Electors Break Ranks despite Trump Victory

Despite the all of the excitement inside the State House , some continued to protest the electoral vote just outside of the meeting. "It was real obvious it was a concerted effort by groups across the country to disrupt and disenfranchise the vote of the people", elector Karl T.

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No Injuries Reported Out Of West Broad Street Pizza Shop Explosion

The preliminary cause of the explosion is an overhead gas heater, said Rick Fontana Jr., deputy director of operations for the New Haven Emergency Operations Center. While Columbia Gas crews searched for a way to shut off the flow, firefighers were concerned that gas was building up in nearby structures, Martin said.

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More than two dozen people killed in DRC protests

Now, Ofeibea adds, the "main opposition leader has called for peaceful resistance to defy Kabila and force him to go". And, last but not least, a direct participation of the five worldwide special envoys in (support of) the Catholic Church's face-to-face dialogue to get Kabila to step aside and allow a new transitional government to be created until a new president can be elected - an issue that would fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the Congolese people.

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Two Dozen Injured in New York City Blaze

The injuries the firefighters sustained were minor. Heavy winds hampered the firefighting efforts, said FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard. He said she is now in good condition after firefighters carried her out of the building and revived her.

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Drenching rain, hefty snowfall to arrive just in time for Christmas travel

Christmas Day should be dry and sunny, and no storms are forecast through next Wednesday. The storm will first move into the West Coast on Friday , bringing heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding in California, with heavy snowfall expected in the higher terrain of the Sierras, the National Weather Service said.

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Syrians Face an Uncertain Future After Being Evacuated From Aleppo

After days of delays and sporadic violence, the evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged communities in Syria resumed Sunday night, with convoys taking people out of eastern Aleppo and two nearby Shiite villages. Speaking at a gathering of senior military officials that appeared created to showcase Russia's military achievements, Shoigu said Moscow's intervention had prevented the collapse of the Syrian state.

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Says "100 percent correct" about Muslim ban

Before releasing the official statement , Trump tweeted his thougths about the Berlin attack, as well as the fatal shoting of a Russian ambassador in Turkey that same day. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Berlin killings though US officials say they had seen no evidence that the militant group had directed the attack.


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