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Nominee for Central Intelligence Agency chief accuses Russian Federation of 'aggressive action'

When it came time to talk about Russian Federation, though, Pompeo had a dual warning. Soon after that, the committee moved into closed session, without cameras or public viewers, who also won't be there when Pompeo, as C.I.A. Mr Trump has said the U.S. should bring back tactics such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning. Would he have hedged more in the answer he gave Feinstein? Pompeo told Feinstein he would not re-start the enhanced interrogation policy if he were to become head of the ...

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Mattis won't testify before House Armed Services Committee

The vote 268-151, coupled with Senate's passage on Thursday cleared a final procedural hurdle to allow Mattis to serve as defense secretary without having been out of the military for seven years. Mattis sailed through the three-hour hearing with broad support, despite some senators expressing reservations that his appointment runs counter to decades of Pentagon tradition - and USA legal custom.

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United States lawmaker calls on CNN to fire reporter for disrespectful behavior

President-Elect Donald Trump heaped on the insults at his January 11 press conference, his first in six months. "Not you", interjected Trump ."Y$3 our organization is awful". Trump dismissed as "nonsense" the media claims that Russian Federation has compromising information on him, saying the allegations may have been leaked by U.S.

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Another TMC-BJP standoff: Cops stall RSS Kolkata rally

However, the Kolkata police told them it could not grant permission to hold the rally and asked them to fix an alternative date, The Hindu reported. The petitioners' counsel Anindya Mitra also submitted that the organisers had already taken permission of the Army, which is the custodian of the Maidan area where the Brigade Parade Ground is situated.

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US Senate starts Affordable Care Act rollback during budget reconciliation process

Votes were held on a fiscal-year budget reconciliation measure between the House and Senate, the legislative vehicle for repealing Obamacare. Scrapping Obamacare is a top priority for Republican president-elect Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in both chambers.

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Golden Globes stun from the start

Echoing victor Hugh Laurie ( The Night Manager ), she noted that the group that chooses the Golden Globes , the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, represents in its title the most "vilified" segments of our society right now: "Hollywood", "foreign", "press".

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Obama orders lifting of trade sanctions on Sudan

The Obama administration is set to ease sanctions against Sudan and broaden now limited talks with the long estranged African government, a USA -designated terrorism sponsor whose leader has been indicted on war crimes charges, The Associated Press learned Thursday.

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A Complete Guide to Nintendo Switch Launch Titles

Don't think for one second Nintendo fans weren't watching this event thinking the house of Mario was going to delay the next chapter of the beloved fantasy game until this holiday, or beyond. Tell us, what do you think of the look of Mario's new adventure? It didn't show much other than a vibrant world and what seemed like a return to a 3D, open world platformer game .

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Fire ravages Orange County fire station but no one hurt

The fire was out when they arrived, he said A police spokeswoman said police were called to the park just after midnight yesterday. The fire destroyed an aerial ladder, battalion chief's vehicle, a rescue boat and a swift water rescue vehicle, the newspaper reported.

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White Girl Receives $15000 In Donations Because Of Black Boyfriend

Dowdle, who now has a 4.0 GPA, said she does not have the funds to attend college due to her financial situation. I couldn't comprehend how someone could be seen as less because of pigment. Allie has already surpassed her £8,500 target, writing: 'I've applied and received some scholarship money through financial aid, including grants, loans and work-study, but I still need at least $10,000 (£8,234) to cover the first year of my remaining out of pocket tuition for college by May 1st'.

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Katie Rough murder: Teen charged with killing arrives at crown court

The teenager is due to appear in Leeds Crown Court tomorrow. It has been reported that Katie was found with "significant lacerations" to her neck and chest and she passed away in hospital a short time later. Speaking in the House of Commons, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I'm sure the whole House will join in heartfelt condolences to the family and friends (following) the tragic death of seven-year-old Katie Rough in York earlier this week".

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Research Analysis of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM)

But the brokerage has cut a target price on the stock to NT$206 from NT$210 in the wake of caution on its sales the first half of the year, which could affect its bottom line for 2017. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 17.8 percent.

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'Milestone' advance in Mosul for Iraqi troops

The high-ranking Iraqi military figure said government forces inflicted heavy losses on militant ranks and military equipment during the offensive, and hoisted the national flag over several buildings there. "Forces are heading into the depths of the university", he said. Driving the ultra-hardline group out of its Mosul stronghold will probably spell the end for the Iraqi side of its self-styled caliphate that stretches across areas of Iraq and Syria.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu will soon join Congress unconditionally: Amarinder Singh

The Congress is also contending with Mr Siddhu's reported claim for the office of Deputy Chief Minister in case of a Congress victory; Captain Singh has refused to commit to that, stating that a decision would be taken by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Mr Gandhi at an "appropriate time".

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Global unemployment to rise by 3.4 m in 2017: ILO

Increasing political and social impediments to migration have hurt investment and job creation, as migration is an essential part of the world of labour. According to the ILO chief, economic growth continues to disappoint and under-perform both in terms of levels and the degree of inclusion. Ryder says global uncertainties, including changes stemming from technology and demographics, are generating concerns about the ability of nations to create more jobs.

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Vidya walks out of Kamala Das biopic

The director added to his statement that he had no idea whether Vidya Balan's pulling out from his project had anything to do with his tiff with the RSS and BJP. Then she informed all of a sudden five or six days before the shoot that she is quitting the film. The jinx of Vidya Balan's Malayalam movies never taking off was finally broken, everyone thought.

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Carson Shares Poor Upbringing; Mattis, Pompeo Take Tough Stance on Russian Federation

Mr Trump's pick to lead the CIA, Mike Pompeo, will probably face hard questions over the president-elect's growing rift with the United States intelligence community. Military Academy and later earned a law degree from Harvard Law School. Pompeo responded that they were violations, and that Putin likely would have been involved.

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Tillerson backs 'full review' of Iran nuclear deal

According to the Daily Wire, US diplomats stated that Iran is due to receive a huge shipment of natural Uranium from Russian Federation to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant. He specifically said the uranium would make it harder for the U.S.to "tear up the nuclear deal", as Trump has vowed to do. One of the main purposes of the nuclear deal with Iran is to prevent the Islamic Republic from producing nuclear weapons.

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Dogs rescued from meat farm will find new homes in Tampa

The dogs were transported from South Korea to San Francisco and then to Washington, D.C. From there, the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team transported them to Carlisle. "These rescued dogs will soon experience the compassion and care of humans that is not afforded to them at these farms", said Adam Parascandola, the group's director of animal protection and crisis response, in a news release.

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Gallup Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Lowest Of Any PEOTUS In Decades

Only 44 percent of Americans said they approved. Even George W. Bush, who, like Trump, lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College, had 61 percent approval to 25 percent disapproval a week out from Inauguration Day in 2001. Americans' reviews of Trump's Cabinet-level appointments are mixed. The results come despite things Trump has done to win public support, like reaching out to former political opponents and selecting generals for his cabinet, Gallup noted.

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OPP Lay Additional Charges Against Elizabeth Wettlaufer

Wettlaufer is charged with aggravated assault against 90-year-old Albina Demedeiros and 87-year-old Coltilde Adriano, attempted murder against 57-year-old Wayne Hedges, and 63-year-old Michael Priddle. At that point police were insistent that all of the alleged victims had been identified, saying they were "confident" none were missed. Thousands of people frantically phoned investigators after the charges were made public, anxious their family members may have been affected while under ...

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Hungarian Camerawoman Who Kicked Refugees Sentenced

He rejected her argument that she was trying to protect herself from the asylum seekers who were running towards her. In addition to the three-year suspended sentence, she was ordered to pay a fine of 53,000 forints, or $183. Petra Laszlo was sacked from her job at television station N1TV after video footage spread online appearing to show her kicking a girl and a young man in September 2015.

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Obama Presents Medal Of Freedom To Vice President Joe Biden

Biden soon needed his handkerchief as his eyes turned wet. The two world leaders will vacate office on Friday, January 20, 20017, to pave way for President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to take over. Obama also noted that he was awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom "with distinction", an added layer of honour only given to three other people: Pope John Paul, President Reagan and Gen.

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Hearse arrives at funeral of paralyzed officer

Despite his devastating injuries, McDonald became an inspiration to people across the world with his message of peace and forgiveness. McDonald was paralyzed after being shot by a teenager while on duty in Central Park in 1986. For years after the shooting, McDonald drew widespread attention and media coverage. He met with Pope John Paul II, spoke to New York City classrooms, co-wrote a book on his recovery , campaigned for gun control and against stem cell research, even had an award ...

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Oil extends biggest gain in 6 weeks

Iraq has already taken measures to cut production by 170,000 barrels per day and would deliver cuts totaling another 40,000 barrels a day by the end of the month to meet its commitment, he said . Brent for March settlement was $1.28 cents higher at $56.38 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The producer maintained strong exports to Asia in January to protect its market share there and because it gets higher netbacks on sales to the East than it does for other regions.

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Princess Margaret's former husband Lord Snowdon dies aged 86

Lord Snowdon was a member of the Messel family and his grandparents Colonel and Mrs Messel gave the Nymans estate to the National Trust in the fifties. However the couple separated after 16 years of marriage and the divorce was finalised in 1978. He was given the title Earl of Snowdon and Viscount Linley, of Nymans in the County of Sussex on 6 October 1961.

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Trump shown claims of Russian plot to compromise him

The Post reports that Clapper, CIA director John Brennan, FBI chief James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers were unanimous in their decision to include a two-page summary of the dossier in an annex to a much larger report on Russia's alleged election meddling.

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Trump stresses Russian Federation never tried to use leverage over him

USA intelligence agency chiefs last week testified to the Senate that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an operation to meddle with the US election with the aim of hurting Clinton's campaign and boosting that of Trump who won the decisive electoral college count but lost the popular vote to Clinton.

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23 elementary students taken to hospital after Dinwiddie school bus crash

Moss was taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m.in the 25000 block of Ferndale Road when the bus, which was traveling southbound, ran off the right side of the road, hit some snow, crossed over Pinecroft Road and landed on its side in front of the First Assembly of God church, Virginia State Police said.

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2 members of Tower of Power struck by train in California

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. near Yoshi's jazz club, where the group had been scheduled to play two shows Thursday night. Both men were rushed to Highland Hospital. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , the accident occurred when Garibaldi, Van Wageningen, and two other pedestrians tried to cross the train tracks while the guard arms were down, possibly because they thought the warning was for a slow freight train that had just passed.

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Trump's Defense Chief Says Tel Aviv is Israel's capital, not Jerusalem

Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem. Mattis' remarks are noteworthy in light of the decision by Trump's transition team to go forward with the president-elect's plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem despite threats from US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian officials, including PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

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Congressman's assistant loses six kids in horrific house fire

The children that were killed ranged in age from 9 months old to 11 years old. "It was everywhere, it was coming from everywhere", said neighbor Robert Spencer. Firefighters pulled one body from the destroyed home Thursday morning, but the age and gender of the victim had not yet been determined, fire officials said.

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Trump Says Intelligence Agencies May Have Leaked Dossier on Alleged Russia Ties

It didn't happen", he said in his first press conference in almost six months. He said: "I think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out". I hope we get along, but if we don't, that's possible too. "But there's a good chance I won't". CNN also reported on Buzzfeed's decision to publish the memo without detailing the specific, unverified details within it.

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Last night Michelle Obama showed she was first and foremost a mother

Fallon cheekily thanked Michelle for "bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase, 'the right to bare arms, '" as a picture of her oft-talked about well-toned limbs appeared on the screen. "I love you Michelle", Wonder said as he transitioned from " Isn't She Lovely " to the second song, whose title was tweaked to "My Michelle Amour" just for the occasion.

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Volkswagen Pays $4.3 Billion to Settle Diesel Emissions Scandal

Massey said Schmidt claims he is innocent and he has no intention of leaving the U.S. He's apparently willing to give up his passport and other identification papers if he's released on bail and house arrest. Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, a defendant in the emissions criminal case involving the carmaker, will remain in jail after bail was denied. The other five are in Germany and are unlikely to be extradited.


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