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Ohio passes second, less restrictive, abortion bill

The House passed Senate Bill 127 by a vote of 64-29, and returned it to the Senate which concurred, 23-8, with a change made by the House. The Heartbeat Bill isn't the only restrictive abortion law being considered by Ohio's Legislature .

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John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

Astronaut and US Senator John Glenn, his wife Annie, and the crew of the recently completed Space Shuttle Discovery mission parade in New York's "Canyon of Heroes" as the crew is given a ticker tape parade in 1998. Artifacts inside the building include Glenn's orbital map, his pilot helmet and flight gloves, and an array of mission control consoles from his Friendship 7 flight on February 20, 1962.

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Paris still struggling with worse pollution peak in decade

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Paris banned cars from circulation based on whether their licence plates ended with odd or even numbers. The city of Paris has made all its public transport free for the past three days in response to smog covering the French capital.

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Judge to rule Monday on Pennsylvania recount

A federal judge has ordered Michigan's Board of Elections to stop the state's electoral recount. While the presidential recount in MI has been shut down by court order, the ongoing recount in Wisconsin is 82 percent complete- and shows little change in results.

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Rogue One keeps Star Wars excitement alive

Last week we told you Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (侠盗一号:星球大战外传) had secured cinematic release on the Chinese mainland. When asked about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" George Lucas didn't have the same glowing praise that he had for " Star Wars: Rogue One ".

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Central Intelligence Agency concluded Russian Federation attempted to help Trump win White House

The sharp pushback to revelations in The Washington Post , which followed an earlier CNN report on alleged Russian interference in the election, represented a startling rebuke from an incoming White House to the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Trump's ties to 'Apprentice' raises conflict issues for NBC

President-elect Donald Trump says he played a role in choosing his replacement host for The Celebrity Apprentice , the reality show which he still partially owns after hosting for more than a decade. TV Personality Donald Trump attends the " Celebrity Apprentice All Stars" Season 13 Press Conference at Jack Studios on October 12, 2012 in New York City.

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Trump taps another general, nominating John Kelly for secretary of homeland security

A massive department created in the wake of 9/11, Homeland Security duties range from counter-terrorism to enforcing immigration laws. -Mexican border represents a national security threat. Kelly, who would likely play a significant role in the planning and implementation of Trump's proposed border wall as the director of Homeland Security, has publicly discussed potential threats along the southern border of the US.

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First American Astronaut To Orbit Earth, John Glenn, Dies Aged 95

The water and graphite portrait depicts Glenn, then 77, his head bowed in contemplation ahead of the nine-day mission during which he would become the oldest astronaut to reach space. Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, tweeted his sadness, describing Glenn as an inspirational "history-maker".

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Andaman issues warning as depression intensifies into Cyclone Vardah

The Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC) said Cyclone Vardah, which has caused heavy to very heavy rains over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, lay centred in the Bay of Bengal at about 1,000 km southeast off the Visakhapatnam coast in the early hours of Friday.

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Trump taps Oklahoma AG to lead EPA

Pruitt on Wednesday held his second meeting with Trump , who takes office on January 20. Shortly after Pruitt's name surfaced as Trump's pick to lead the EPA, Democratic voices began speaking out against him. The shift away from coal, he testified , was not the result "of the heavy hand of the EPA", but of market forces in Oklahoma and other states that have unleashed an abundance of cheaper natural gas.

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Aston Martin Remakes the Fabled DB4 GT-Costing $1.9 Million

The cars will be built by the brand's historic arm, Aston Martin Works, at Newport Pagnell, where the original auto was constructed from 1959. Aston Martin clearly recognizes this, so that's why it announced today that it's launching a continuation program for the racy DB4 G.T.

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Trump taps Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

Pruitt is well-known nationally for his legal battles against regulations being passed down from the EPA now under the Obama administration. Mr Pruitt's selection came despite a softer tone Mr Trump has struck on environmental regulation since his November 8 election.

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Joseph Mascolo, who played Stefano DiMera on "Days", dies at 87

To generations of his fans, actor Joseph Mascolo was the soap opera super villain who could not die. Joseph Mascolo joined the Days of Our Lives cast in 1982, and returned periodically until leaving permanently earlier this year. Stefano's "supposed death" list on Wikipedia lists about a dozen of such efforts; the character survived crumbling pyramids, vehicle crashes, a brain tumor, and even getting shot by the show's longtime heroes, Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John Black (Drake ...

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Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized

NASA credits Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson ) with "verifying the calculations made by early electronic computers of John Glenn's 1962 launch to orbit and the 1969 Apollo 11 trajectory to the moon". Ed Harris also played Glenn in Philip Kaufman's Oscar-winning 1983 movie "The Right Stuff" about the Mercury 7 program. Paul chapman, now a retired principal, remembers the photo he took with Glenn and the school report he wrote as a boy that Glenn autographed.

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Everything you need to know about the Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary commemoration

Attendees included Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander of the Navy Region Hawaii, and Japanese Consul General Yasushi Misawa. The visit is scheduled for December 26th, and the White House says it will "showcase the power of reconciliation that has turned former adversaries into the closest of allies".

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Analyst Activity - Barclays PLC Reiterates Equal Weight on Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)

This trend could improve, and Fitbit's focus on the health segment could increase adoption, but it will do so at a slower pace. Pebble Acquisition Not MaterialCommenting on Fitbit's acquisition of some of Pebble's assets, including personnel and IP-related to software and firmware development, the analyst noted it is a "positive", the firm's analyst wrote.

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Activists say IS push killed 49 Syrian soldiers

The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll in the two towns at 12, including three children. The government-owned al-Ikhbariya TV showed civilians on foot and at least one bus snaking through the Ballour crossing, and said they were coming from the Saleheen, Fardous and Sheikh Saeed neighborhoods in the southern part of eastern Aleppo .

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Supreme Court Rules Samsung Won't Owe Apple $400 Million Over Patent Violations

CNBC quoted an Apple spokesperson saying "Our case has always been about Samsung's blatant copying of our ideas, and that was never in dispute". Samsung has countered throughout the process that the company is not liable for the whole phone, but just the parts of the phone that infringe on Apple's design patents.

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SpaceX's 1st launch since rocket blast now bumped to January

But the company still needs to finish its anomaly report, and have the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration sign off on the findings, before returning the Falcon 9 to flight. The extra time would allow additional testing to assure the next launches are successful. In preparation for the impending launch, the satellite payload and launch vehicle are on site at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Facebook can't get ad metrics right, reveals more measurement errors

Facebook's discrepancy in tallies of likes and shares for web links could also impact the accuracy of recent research by academics and publications on how fake news stories spread on the social network during the presidential campaign cycle.

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Astronaut John Glenn dies at 95

When I learned the former U.S. Senator from OH had died at the age of 95, my thoughts raced back over the decades to 1962 when I was a kid looking at the television coverage of the blast off of his space vehicle. His early military service took him to the Marshall Islands, where he flew 59 combat missions during WWII, and then to Guam and Korea during the Korean War, before he was selected as one of the Mercury astronauts in the nation's inaugural space mission.

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ICRC and Red Crescent evacuate 148 from Aleppo

Syrian opposition activists say Islamic State militants have seized territory near Palmyra, home to famed Roman ruins. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is persisting in efforts to "save the (Syrian) city of Aleppo from being absolutely, completely destroyed".

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Trump reportedly considering Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for head of EPA

It also is a setback to Trump's daughter Ivanka, who essentially agrees with Gore on the issue. The Obama administration finalized the Clean Power Plan in 2015 as a key part of meeting US obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement. Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has deep ties to Big Oil. "We won't be joining this coalition, and we hope that those attorneys general who have joined will disavow it".

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Things to Know: Takata Air Bag Recall

The recall will ultimately affecting 64 to 69 million inflators in 42 million total recalled vehicles. Owners should input the car's vehicle identification number, or VIN, which can be found on the title or registration card, or on the driver's side dash or door jamb.

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Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina Official Weigh-in Results & Photos

Americans are accustomed to watching big fights at night but, stateside, Joshua vs Molina will be broadcast live by Showtime at 5:30PM ET. The 27-year-old makes the second defence of his IBF heavyweight belt in Manchester and is the clear favourite to add to his flawless record of 17 wins from 17 professional fights.

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Remembering the Pearl Harbor attack on the 75th anniversary

Sgt. Major Ron Ballard, vice commander for the post, shared a brief history of the attack, which saw Imperial Japanese air and submarine forces target the Pacific fleet in an act that drew the USA into World War II. Yomiuri, Japan's largest newspaper, noted on Tuesday that it had written about Yoshida's visit to Pearl Harbor in 1951. EARL SMITH: Fortunately for us, we were inboard of the West Virginia.

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Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

At the time of launch, the space station was flying about 250 miles over the Philippine Sea south of Japan. The H-II Transfer Vehicle model - called "Kounotori", Japanese for "white stork" - has been Japan's go-to transport system, used to deliver food and equipment to the Japanese Experiment Module and the International Space Station.

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CM Arvind Kejriwal Gets Slammed For His Twisting Tweet On Amma's Death

The funeral scheduled to be held at Marnia beach in Tamil Nadu at 4:30 pm, is expected to be attended by several Chief Ministers and political leaders. She believed it was lucky for her. Meanwhile, Senior AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. She had always stiid by us in good and bad times.

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Gore says US climate curbs on track, hopes Trump will surprise

The pair met at Trump Tower in NY and Gore told reporters it was a "sincere search for common ground" after he had his chat with the billionaire. Ivanka Trump, 35, is also an executive with the Trump Organization and Trump has described her as one of his most trusted advisers.

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Trans Mountain approval prompts anger in BC

In a research note, RBC Capital Markets analyst Elvira Scotto said Trans Mountain's federal approval means Kinder Morgan can likely charge a "premium" to allow a partner to join the project. Tanker traffic will increase seven times what it is now. The National Energy Board imposed 157 conditions on the project back in April. Finally, the Liberals rejected Enbridge's controversial Northern Gateway proposal, which would have transported Alberta oil through the Great Bear Rainforest ...

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Amazon to open grab-and-go grocery store with no checkout lines

Could we push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning to create a store where customers could simply take what they want and go? Moreover, the move indicates that how aggressively the online retail giant is trying to pursue the grocery business , which accounts for nearly 17% of total USA retail.

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The CW Cancels Reign After Four Seasons

The CW isn't usually harsh about low ratings, but they've got to draw the line somewhere - and " Reign " was playing hopscotch with that line throughout their third season: It was among the lowest-rated shows on broadcast TV last season, averaging only a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49 (live + same-day) with 984,000 viewers.

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Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day online spending soars

Online holiday shopping has accounted for $36.5 billion in online revenue, a 7.1% increase annually in sales. "This Cyber Monday we've got more deals-thousands of deals-with new deals launching every five minutes", said Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of Amazon Retail.

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Feathered Dinosaur Tail Found in Asian Amber Market

According to IGN , the researchers were convinced that the specimen did not belong to a bird since the tail vertebrae are articulated while birds and their family possess fused tail vertebrae. Scientists have conducted CT scans of the tail segment and also examined it with a microscope. The feathered tail of the dinosaur is about the size and shape of a dried apricot that revealed eight vertebrae.


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