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Carson accepts Trump's offer to head Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson as the head of HUD. Carson said on Monday's The 700 Club that despite his desire to stay out of government, the Trump team was still talking to him. Carson subsequently published a Facebook post disputing what Williams attributed as his reason for not seeking a position. Timothy B. Lee explained last week, "After eight years of the hyper-technocratic Obama presidency, we're about to get an administration where expertise is taken a lot less seriously, while personal loyalty ...

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Behind the Scenes of Black Friday

More than half of Nottingham shoppers will splash cash in the sales on Black Friday - although the majority will shun the high street in favour of shopping online. Not all products will be cheapest on Black Friday itself . The name originated in Philadelphia , where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.

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British chancellor uses his first Autumn Statement to scrap it

Mr Hammond also raised the country's minimum wage level and hiked tax thresholds to give workers more take-home pay. Whether this cost is passed on to the tenant via an increase in rent remains to be seen. Mr Hammond's new rules are more flexible, aiming to ensure annual borrowing will fall to below 2pc of GDP once adjusted for the business cycle, and welfare spending will stay within the new cap.

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Apple Is Holding A Black Friday Sale

The new Apple device will have a sleeker look and a better feel because it will be thinner. However, the company is actively advertising its free shipping offer on the products that customers' orders from its online store by 5:00 PM. Subsequently, the tech giant always opted not to take part in the Black Friday event over the past few years. Best Buy offers up to $250 worth of gift card for the purchase of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

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Scenes of panic as hundreds of Iraqis flee Mosul

The airstrike was followed by intense fighting in an eastern Mosul neighborhood where Iraq's special forces are slowly advancing toward the city center, hampered by suicide auto bombings, snipers and concern over the safety of civilians. A soldier from the Iraqi Special Forces takes a selfie on a street in the Aden district of Mosul after troops nearly entirely retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on November 22, 2016.

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Ailing humpback whale stuck in Long Island bay is euthanized

Officials say it got stuck in Moriches (moh-RIH'-chihs) Bay over the weekend. They said it also had neurological abnormalities and possible infections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged more resources to state conservation officials and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to "ensure the well-being of the stranded whale", according to a statement issued Tuesday.

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Big Corn beats Big Oil as US hikes 2017 biofuel targets

The U.S. government on Wednesday issued final requirements for biofuel use for next year, saying energy companies must boost the amount of renewables in the nation's fuel supply in a move that drew praise from the biofuels sector after years of criticism.

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EPA chief: Progress under Obama won't be undone by Trump

Multiple reports by the EPA's own inspector general and the Senate and the House show McCarthy has repeatedly violated federal law and EPA guidelines by collaborating with activist groups to lobby for laws and regulations restricting the oil and gas industry.

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British UN envoy praises Trump choice of Haley

Haley also criticized Trump last winter for not releasing his tax returns, prompting him to hit back on Twitter , "The people of SC are embarrassed of Nikki Haley ! ". She also has well-honed diplomatic skills having manoeuvered her way through the politics of SC, a conservative state, where she was opposed by a section of her own party.

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Police Dashcam Footage Shows Bright Flash in Florida Night Sky

The American Meteor Society received over 150 reports from residents living from Key West in the south to the Florida panhandle in the north, who spotted the great ball of fire on Monday evening. It traveled northwest, before disintegrating at the altitude of 15 miles (24 km), Cooke said. Dozens of people from Marco Island to Orlando reported seeing the fireball.

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United Nations climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

Mr Trump said during his campaign that he would "cancel" USA involvement in the pact and withdraw American funding for United Nations global warming programs. At the end of two-week talks, countries announced various partnerships and initiatives to show their commitment to a clean-energy transition. In a symbolic move, more than 40 vulnerable countries including small island nations and drought-hit African countries, declared they would pursue 100 percent renewable energy "as rapidly as ...

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Sony Has An Odd Ad And Some Interesting Deals For Black Friday

Discount deals will be offered on PlayStation VR, PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation Slims. Prices have already been dropping, so you can now get a PS4 on Amazon for £224.99 or John Lewis for £259.95. As the company states, this is the lowest price for a PS4 bundle yet. You can also get the S Gears of War 4 bundle by paying only an additional $20.

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Round-up of Xbox One S, PlayStation 4 bundle deals

Prices have already been dropping, so you can now get a PS4 on Amazon for £224.99 or John Lewis for £259.95. The PS4 Pro's graphics chip is rated at 4 TFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second), where the Xbox One is at 1.4TFLOPS.

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Video Streaming Being Tested In WhatsApp Beta for Android

While the official version of WhatsApp has only just added video calling (which was available in beta form for weeks), the beta version has just added another upcoming WhatsApp feature: video streaming. Open the app and ask a friend to send a video to you. This feature should be rolled out to the public version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS very soon.

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How to become WhatsApp beta tester on Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Signing up for the beta version of WhatsApp means you get access to new features before everyone else. This will be indicated by a progress bar being overlaid on the video preview and is not new functionality. In fact, since the application has just received the Video Calling feature, now it will lure even more new people to register. This will enable you to stream video while it is still buffering.

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Dragon Ball Fusions Arrived Today

The first update for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is coming this December and the video game makers are giving players a glimpse of what to expect. A free DRAGON BALL Fusions downloadable update will be released in early 2017 that will implement online battles, an online special moves trading function, new characters, new fusion possibilities, and more.

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PV Sindhu advances to next round in Hong Kong Super Series

Three months after limping out of the Rio Olympics due to a severe knee injury, Saina was back on the court but her fight against Buranaprasertsuk ended with a 16-21 21-19 14-21 loss in a women's singles match that lasted nearly an hour. Sindhu, who entered the event soon after a win at the recently concluded China Open Super Series Premier, registered a comfortable 21-13, 21-16 win against Indonesia's Susanto Yosephin in 32 minutes.

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Voxware study finds early holiday shoppers have highest expectations for order fulfillment

Thanksgiving Day, so you can get your shopping done before you even put the turkey in the oven and not even worry about getting out into the mess of the stores", said Reid. Even purchases made at brick-and-mortar stores will start online and shoppers anticipate mobile devices will account for more than 10 percent of their holiday consumption.

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday Doorbuster Deals

Special prices will also be available online Thursday and Friday. As a bevy of area shoppers prepare for their Thanksgiving or Black Friday excursions, we hope people will also remember Small Business Saturday and the importance of shopping local.

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MA gas prices drop 4 cents per gallon

The 43.5 million Americans planning a Thanksgiving road trip represents an increase of 1.9 percent over past year. Travelers stand in line to board a train at the 30th Street Station ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov.

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French Jewish leaders criticise Fillon over fundamentalism comments

Fillon, tipped to win the second round of a primary this weekend to become the conservative candidate for next year's presidential election, was talking to Europe 1 radio about the need to fight radical Islamism. The Russian president also pointed out that although he had no experience of working with Fillon's rival in the Republican party, another ex-prime minister Alain Juppe, he " welcomes " both candidates' rhetoric with regards to Russia .

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Trump chooses SC Gov Nikki Haley to be ambassador to UN

Her trips overseas to lure jobs include a 2015 secretive trip to Sweden, which was followed weeks later by an announcement that Volvo would build its first USA auto plant in SC in exchange for more than $200 million in state incentives. Mrs Haley, who is in her second and final term as governor, was elected in 2010, riding a wave of the Republican Tea Party. "We still have much to do in SC, and my commitment to the people of our state will always remain unbreakable, both while I continue to ...

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No vacancy for U.S. ambassador, United Kingdom tells Trump

The tweet goes against many diplomatic conventions, where world leaders very rarely suggest who they would like as diplomats from another state. Downing Street was quick to pour water on the endorsement, which has been viewed as another embarrassment for Theresa May after Mr Farage beat her to a meeting with Mr Trump .

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Watch OK Go's Extremely Slow Motion "The One Moment" Video

Involving everything from exploding rainbow paint buckets, to tanks of water smashing and blowing up guitars, in just three hours the video has racked up over 1.5 million views. The song " The One Moment " is a celebration of (and a prayer for) those moments in life when we are most alive. For the video, we tried to represent this idea literally - we shot it in a single moment.

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Trump chooses Governor Nikki Haley for UN ambassador

Decades later, Haley drew wide praise for her leadership after the June 2015 slaying of nine black parishioners of historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, as she conveyed the state's grief and successfully led calls to bring down a Confederate flag that had flown on Statehouse grounds for 54 years.

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White Nationalist Alt-Righter Claims 'Hail Trump' Comments Were 'Ironic'

Spencer popularized the so-called "alt-right" movement, which aims to preserve white identity, block multiculturalism and promote so-called "European" values. White nationalist leader Richard Spencer said he was "disappointed" in Donald Trump's decision to put some space between his platform and their movement.

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Kanye West Hospitalized in Los Angeles Following Saint Pablo Tour Cancellation

West's wife, Kim Kardashian West, was forced to return to Los Angeles from NY where she attended a charity event honoring Kardashian's late father. Without confirming West's identity, Los Angeles police told the Associated Press the patient was placed on a psychiatric hold .

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Kia Recalls About 72K SUVs; Electric Short Can Cause Fires

That can cause wiring connectors to rust and a circuit board to short, possibly sparking a fire. Kia says the only warning, other than smoke or fire, will be a warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. "However, the presence of salt water in the HECU does not affect brake performance". The recall, which should begin November 28, 2016, covers Sportage models from 2008 and 2009.

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Ditto Reportedly Now Available in Pokemon Go

Other than the Pidgey refusing to stay in its PokeBall, there was no indication that it was actually a Ditto in disguise. You'll get a candy for every 3km you walk with a Ditto buddy. We've seen numerous instances of these Pokemon transforming into Ditto after being caught, so take this as your big clue and start hunting down those Pokemon now.

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Ditto has been discovered in Pokémon GO

You see, Ditto does not show up as Ditto on the world map. What pokemon can turn into Ditto? . Hundreds (if not thousands) of players have been posting on Facebook , Reddit, Imgur, and even 4chan over the last few hours that they have managed to catch one of the most elusive Pokemon in the game.

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Prices revealed for Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S Roadsters

Now, though, the Stuttgart-based auto giant has added three new avatars to the AMG GT line-up - the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster and the AMG GT-R. Buyers of the standard AMG GT Roadster can step up to Premium equipment line for an extra £4,195. Spec your own Mercedes-AMG GT-R by following the embedded link to the Mercedes-AMG GT-R Configurator ! The GT C gets the same AMG Panamericana grille as the GT R, the Active Air Control aero system and the epic AMG performance exhaust ...

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Nigel Farage would represent himself not United Kingdom - says Duncan Smith

Downing Street had previously said Farge would not become a "third person" in the relationship between Tump and Prime Minister Theresa May. He said he was "flattered" by Trump's suggestion. Updating the United States on his progress transitioning into the Whitehouse, President Elect Donald Trump spoke to the world via YouTube yesterday.

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Spurs crashes out after 1-2 loss to Group E victor Monaco

We are in a process and a period where we need to improve. Dortmund's players celebrate after the Champions League Group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. Spurs went into their Group E game at the Stade Louis II knowing that anything other than a loss would keep alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League .

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Gov't wants phone makers to lock out most apps for drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today issued new voluntary guidelines aimed at curbing driver distraction from cell phones and other portable devices, extending the department's reach to tech firms and app developers. The NHTSA is proposing a driver mode that would disable most of a mobile phone's functions while driving, with the exception of navigation and music apps.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continues to be impressed with Dak Prescott

Overcome a fourth-quarter deficit against a heated rival on the road. Two of those touchdowns went to Dez Bryant , who has become a real menace to defenses over the last three weeks. He sits down with the coaches, they fix it and he comes through and executes ball plays". Russell Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown and, unusually, also caught a touchdown pass from Doug Baldwin - the first quarterback in the franchise's history to do so.


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