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Israeli official claims USA behind United Nations proposal on settlements

The U.S. typically uses its veto power in the Security Council to support its ally Israel, but marked a departure from its usual strategy when it abstained from the vote on the resolution . She noted that since 1967, the only USA president who had not had at least one Israeli-Palestinian-related Security Council resolution passed during his tenure was Barack Obama.

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Could Christmas market killer have posed as a child to enter Europe?

Officials claimed that Amri , who died following a shootout with police on Friday, had sent money to his 18-year-old nephew Fredi to join him in Europe. During a press conference the Italian interior minister said the man is "without a shadow of doubt" the Berlin market attacker. His deportation from Germany was never enforced because of delays by Tunisia in confirming he was one of their nationals.

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No Sign of Survivors After Russia Military Plane Crashes on Christmas Day

It disappeared from radar just two minutes after it took off at 5:25 am (0225 GMT). Russian Federation is beginning a day of mourning for the 92 passengers and crew who died when a military plane en route to Syria crashed into the Black Sea.

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Man wearing Santa mask robs Tennessee bank

Wednesday. A man dressed in a Santa mask has held up a United States bank in festive style. Police said the festive thief also wished those inside the bank a Merry Christmas. The suspect wore a red shirt, black trousers and a Santa mask, police said in a statement. In a statement posted to the police department's Facebook page , officers appealed to those with information to come forward and described the suspect.

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What time does Best Buy close on Christmas Eve? Dec

That puts added pressure on stores as the clock counts down. The Woodland Mall is open Saturday from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. Best Buy 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. 8 a.m. He calls it "The Race Before Christmas". GOVERNMENT: State offices will be closed Monday. "If it falls on a weekday, that Super Saturday becomes the critical shopping day ".

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Not so holly, jolly weather affects holiday travel

To the east, parts of central Minnesota are under an ice storm warning. Winter Storms Cause Accidents and Deaths Across the U.S. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for most of North Dakota, western South Dakota and a small section of eastern Montana through Monday, with expected snow totals of 8 to 15 inches and winds up to 55 miles per hour.

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Berlin market suspect killed in Milan

The Tunisian national sought in connection with the Berlin truck attack that killed 12 people and injured dozens has been shot dead in Italy , according to Italy's interior minister. He injured one of the police officers who is recovering in hospital. The officer who shot Amri was Luca Scata (29), who is reportedly from Sicily and is waiting for his first official posting since qualifying for the police.

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Winter Storm Warning will mess with driving conditions for the holidays

The National Weather service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that remains in effect from 8pm MST this evening until 4am MST on Monday December 26. Heavy snow will fall from the Dakotas into the northwest corner of Minnesota by Sunday afternoon. Residents in parts of CT could be dealing with a wintry precipitation early Saturday morning, but Christmas should be dry with temperatures in the 40s.

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Shoppers scramble to finish last-minute holiday shopping

All NSLC stores will close at 5 p.m. Saturday for Christmas Eve. Starbucks-If Santa needs a pick-me-up, he's likely to head here: Most locations and will also be open from 6 a.m to 9 p.m. Walmart is closed Sunday, Dec. 25. Best Buy 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Harris Teeter: Open until 7 p.m. on December 24; closed on December 25.

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4 people dead in Christmas Eve shooting in Wilson

No suspect information has been released. They were identified as Tammy Lynette Pearce, 54, Paul Shane Pearce, 28, Selby Gene Outland, 47, and Dominique Nicole Privette, 23. Two victims were located at a corner restaurant and another was four miles away in the parking lot of a middle school. All seven victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

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Merry Christmas Images, Wallpapers & Pictures to share the Happiness of the Festival

Only 30 percent of Democrats agreed that "Merry Christmas " was a suitable greeting for a business. "Wishing you a bright and Happy Hannukkah!" read the words on a photo of a lit menorah. For these and other cultural reasons, many celebrate the 25th of December. "As a Republican, Trump has been able to benefit from (or exploit if you prefer) conservatives" respect for American culture and tradition by refusing to be politically correct.

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Donald Trump quotes Vladimir Putin to insult Hillary Clinton

But the comments by Putin, who is presiding over a project to restore Russia's lost global power and influence, and Trump, who will shortly become the USA commander-in-chief, did not spell out exactly what each side is proposing or whether a major change of nuclear doctrine is in the offing.

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Israel to Do 'all it Takes' to Emerge Unharmed by UN Vote

A roundabout effort to block Thursday's vote at the UN Security Council on a resolution calling on Israel to end settlements in the occupied territories succeeded, but only very temporarily, as officials are now saying that the vote will happen on Friday instead.

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How often does the first night of Hanukkah fall on Christmas?

The holiday begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev. The starting date on the western calendar varies from year to year, but usually falls between late November and late December. "What does it mean to purify yourself, purify the temple?" she asks. And we should remember that our Canadian values of mutual respect, tolerance and the welcoming of religious diversity, help define who we are as a nation.

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Troopers Delivery Baby Boy on Route 2 in Glastonbury

A pregnant woman was being rushed to the hospital to give birth when her brother had to pull over on a rain-slicked highway near Glastonbury.because her bab was impatient. "The rope was wrapped around his neck, however free so I could get it slack and one shoulder and he shot out after that". He weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces, according to the Courant.

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Cleveland Browns Avoid Going 0-16 By Beating Chargers For First Win

Both teams sustained multiple injuries, with Griffin and Browns cornerback Joe Haden the most significant players to go down. Including these 11 things. Cleveland will have something extra to celebrate on Christmas Eve. Instead, the San Diego kicker rushed the attempt and hooked it wide to give the Browns the home win.

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Amid pressure from Trump and Netanyahu, Egypt stalls United Nations anti-settlement vote

Shortly after the resolution passed, Trump tweeted, "As to the United Nations, things will be different after January 20th". Under Obama, Washington also publicly criticized Israeli construction in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and all other lands captured by Israel in 1967 as detrimental to the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), IAMGOLD Corp. (NYSE:IAG)

Finally, Oakworth Capital Inc. increased its position in shares of Comcast Corp.by 24.0% in the second quarter. The stock has a market cap of 1.44 Billion. If you are accessing this story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright & trademark law.

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How late are stores including Wal-Mart open on Christmas Eve?

Kohl's will be polishing off a 107-hour 24/7 marathon that kicked off on Tuesday, something that was par for the course for many Walmart stores until 2015 - when the massive retailer began shuttering down its "always open" status to just a few select cities.

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Egypt calls to delay settlement vote at UN

Western diplomats at the United Nations said Egypt postponed the vote after circulating a draft of it, the Wall Street Journal reported . A senior official accused the USA of a "shameful move " after learning that the White House did not intend to veto the text.

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Waited until the last minute to shop for the holidays? No worries

Which stores are even open? Wal-Mart is open until 6 p.m. today, and will reopen Monday. Monday is the 96th Hamilton Harriers Boxing Day 10- and 4-Miler. All Tesco stores in Northern Ireland on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve - except Express stores will close at 7pm. Centers owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) have similar hours and will remain open until 6 p.m., including Cherry Hill, Exton, and Moorestown malls.

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Track Santa from North Pole to Long Island on Christmas Eve

Despite the distance, they share a common thread: Santa Claus . OBN: Do you have a favourite rooftop in Oak Bay? 10,000, but I wouldn't like to say if there is a favorite. This year, I'm giving to the poor. The child is bound to know the truth anyway as they approach the ages of five and seven. You can learn coding skills and find out about charitable organizations that work all year.

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Berlin Christmas Market Attack Suspect Killed in Shootout in Italy

Amri, who had spent time in prison in Italy, was stopped by two officers during a routine police check in the Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood of Milan early Friday. Her mobile phone was reportedly found at the scene of the attack and handed in to police. Amri appears to have shot the video alone, "selfie-style", in on a bridge in the north of the city.

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Paul Wall & Baby Bash Arrested During Drug Raid

According to Harris County District Clerk records, Paul Michael Slayton and Ronald Ray Bryant were both charged with manufacturing/ delivering a controlled substance. The "Drive Slow" and "Suga Suga" artists, respectively, had fewer than two ounces on them and were promptly released on $300 bond. In 2011 , Bash and Wall were busted in El Paso for marijuana possession.

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Track Santa as he delivers presents around the world

By all means, every parent can choose to raise their children however they want, but to all the Saint Nick naysayers who are trying to Grinch up my holidays, I say, humbug to you! So he took the year off. "Our CF-18's actually catch up with Santa who has to slow down because he loves seeing our pilots". Since she was born, we've only spent one Christmas morning in our own house, because we travel to our relatives'.

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Trump tweets on Clinton winning popular vote

Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing a long-shot push by a small movement of detractors to try to block him from gaining the White House.

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State explains why no bottled water delivery in Flint

Former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley was arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 21, on felony charges stemming from Attorney General Bill Schuette's investigation into the city's water crisis. When the deadline approached, the defendants allegedly ignored warnings and test results, while proceeding to shut off the pipes that brought Lake Huron water to Flint through a treatment plant in Detroit .

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North Carolina NAACP asking leaders for nationwide boycott

The legislators had a deal to repeal the bathroom bill if the city of Charlotte rolled back their local ordinance that allowed transgenders into the bathroom of their choice. A bipartisan agreement to repeal North Carolina's "bathroom bill" fell apart [Reuters report] Wednesday after each party accused the other of reneging on promises.

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Kiran Bedi as next Lt.Governor of Delhi?

Najeeb Jung's resignation as Delhi's lieutenant-governor, with almost 18 months of his tenure left, has come as a bolt from the blue for Delhi's political circle. "However, till the time a new LG is appointed Jung will continue to occupy the chair, in case any emergency arrives", said SK Sharma, former Secretary of Delhi Assembly.

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Terry's Tavern donates to The Salvation Army's Coats for Kids campaign

If you haven't had a chance to donate to the Salvation Army Red Kettles now through Christmas Eve there is a $100,000 challenge gift that will match every $1 dollar donated. Tell them it's for Coats for Kids. Donations to the Salvation Army are very important because people are hopeless situations. All of the money goes to the Salvation Army, who help folks who are needy all around the world.

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Teens In Crash Identified By Police

A grieving Falmouth community came together with a GoFundMe campaign to help with funeral expenses for 17 year old James Lavin, a Falmouth High School hockey player killed in a double-fatal vehicle crash last night just after hockey practice.

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Charlotte City Council votes 7-2 for full repeal of non-discrimi

Republicans eventually proposed pairing the repeal with a six-month "cooling off period", in which local jurisdictions would be banned from enacting their own ordinances regulating public bathrooms, showers or changing facilities. "I have always publicly advocated a repeal of the overreaching Charlotte ordinance". "The City Council acted in good faith to do everything that it understood was necessary to facilitate the repeal of HB2", the city council responded Wednesday.

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Monfiletto: Donald Trump is right - it is a rigged system

The four Washington electors who chose to go "faithless" and vote for someone other than Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College vote on Monday will likely face a $1,000 penalty each, according to the Secretary of State's office. Clinton also said Trump called him after the election and sounded surprisingly cordial after such a bitter campaign. And which easily could have occurred a third time: If 60,000 voters had gone the other way in OH in 2004, John Kerry would have been president, ...

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Amid Uncertainty, ACA Exchange Enrollment Spikes In Indiana, Nation

The deadline to enroll was Monday for those seeking coverage starting on January 1. Those tallies do not include states that created their own digital health insurance exchange, like NY and California, instead of using the generic HealthCare .gov website.

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Reward Offered After Store Worker Set on Fire

Thursday, stashed in a trash can on Pine Street and Robin Way. Arriving paramedics found Wicks with severe burns at the Rocky Ledge Shell Station in the community of Johnson Park, just east of Burney. A tearful co-worker, Kris Cantrell, told the Record Searchlight Wicks never had anything bad to say. Meanwhile, investigators said the suspect took off on a black bicycle, which police later found blocks away.


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