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Union puts new PM on 90-day trial

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett was elected as deputy prime minister. English said priority for his government was ensuring the most needy were given opportunities. Over the past few years, he has also successfully returned surpluses on government's books. "You'll see probably a typical finance minister with some interest in particular areas", Mr Joyce said as he walked into the vote.

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Trump picks Rick Perry as energy secretary

Protesters of the pipeline recently celebrated a victory when an Obama administration official announced they would "explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing". The Obamaadministration blocked construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline through North Dakota and South Dakota's Lake Oahe reservoir, although Trump has said he supports construction of the pipeline.

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Bill Gates to lead $1B clean energy investment fund

Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV ) was unveiled yesterday, as a spin-off from the Breakthrough Energy Coalition that was launched by Gates 12 months ago with a view to increasing investment in early-stage clean tech research. The fund will invest the funds over a period of 20 years and will invest in all companies that require funding, whether it is seed funding or money for commercialization.

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Syria has taken control of eastern Aleppo from ISIS

Russia's United Nations ambassador says all military action in eastern Aleppo has ended and the Syrian government has re-established control over the former rebel-held area. He added that "the Syrian government has re-established control over eastern Aleppo". On Monday, staff members of the last remaining clinic in rebel-held territory in Aleppo huddled in a shelter as Syrian government forces pushed in.

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Richard Sherman calls Thursday games 'poopfest'

The whole notion of Thursday Night Football - putting exhausted, often-injured players on the field for entertainment - is "hypocritical", Sherman said on Tuesday, considering the NFL's player safety push in recent years. Sherman's chief complaint is the limited rest between games. Today, he battled the fatigue and short week brought on by the Thursday Night Football schedule.

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Apple launches iOS 10.2 update for iPhone; unfolds new emojis

The Emergency SOS feature in the devices of the Apple iOS 10.2 can also be disabled by turning the feature off as revealed by the report in Forbes . The widget will show you the latest videos that were recorded and added to the Camera Roll. People are comparing the new Gorilla emoji to Harambe, a gorilla that was killed over fears it was going to hurt a boy who fell into its sanctuary in Cincinnati Zoo.

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Grammy Awards: The nominees in top categories

Like Beyonce, Adele is also nominated for album, record and song of the year . The boys daring to show some muscle in the category are Drake with " Views ", Justin Bieber with " Purpose " and Sturgill Simpson - this year's Chris Stapleton - with " A Sailor's Guide to Earth ".

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Beijing 'seriously concerned' by Trump's One China remarks

It also suggested that if Trump supports Taiwan independence or weapons sales then China "would have no grounds to partner with Washington on global affairs" and could offer military and other support to USA opponents. Geng Shuang , a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, said that established policy is the "political foundation" of any diplomatic relationship between China and the USA, and that any damage to it could render cooperation between both sides to be " out of the question ".

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British MPs back Theresa May's Brexit timetable

A lawyer at the court said that even if parliament did vote in favor of the March deadline, that would make no difference to his case that parliament, not ministers, had the power to authorize triggering Brexit talks. He said that if the government failed to a sufficiently detailed plan, Labour would challenge it again, he said, adding that the party aimed to head off a "hard Brexit ".

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Capito Statement on Selection of Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

This standard is, of course, no standard at all, but rather base climate politics disguised as settled science. "To think that we don't care about that, and somehow are being led to sacrifice those things...not accurate", Pruitt told the Financial Times .

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Schools shut, thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on south India

TV footage showed cars toppling under the force of gushing winds and heavy rain in Chennai , the state capital of Tamil Nadu where devastating floods past year killed at least 250 people. The Tamil Nadu government has also asked private offices to allow their staff to take a day off or work from home. Chennai global airport was shut for nearly 12 hours but resumed operations on Tuesday, an airport official said.

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Republican Wins Final Senate Race Of 2016 In Louisiana Runoff

The 4th District race between Republican Mike Johnson and Democrat Marshall Jones was less attack-laden. In addition, both Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence campaigned for Kennedy, a former Democrat who switched parties in 2007, and this year ran a mostly antiestablishment campaign.

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Marine aviator, space hero and lawmaker John Glenn has passed

President-elect Donald Trump said the U.S. "lost a great pioneer of air and space". Glenn was also important when he was Earth-bound. "What made John Glenn a great senator was the same quality that made him a great astronaut and an iconic American hero: He saw enormous untapped potential in the nation he loved and he had faith that America could overcome any challenge".

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Samsung Pay Mini to focus on Android after Apple rejection

The paper quoted a Samsung Electronics representative as saying, "After Apple rejected registration of Samsung Pay Mini onto its app store, we have made a decision to focus on Smartphones with Android OS". But given Samsung Pay won't launch on App Store, therefore Apple will enjoy its payment monopoly to the finest. It isn't clear when or why Apple rejected the app.

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Is Lupe Fiasco Retiring From Music?

He continued to ask his followers how his lyrics were anti-semitic. The rapper finished off by announcing that he will no longer release music and has canceled his albums. After being called out for the anti-Semitic lyrics and defending himself with an extended Twitter rant, the Chicago rapper now says he's done with releasing new music.

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John Glenn's casket to be escorted from Capitol to Ohio St.

FILE - In this February 20, 1962, file photo , astronaut John Glenn sits next to the Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., during preparations for his flight which made him the first American to orbit the Earth.

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Mercedes hits currency recall speed bump, lowers sales target

Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO for Mercedes Benz India, told reporters, "In October, when we came out of the diesel ban in Delhi-NCR, we were still looking for double-digit growth in sales from a year ago, but demonetisation has had an impact".

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Men Should Avoid Rock Music When Playing Board Games, Say Scientists

It's all about concentration says a new study published by the Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music . They gave the volunteers headphones playing one of three tracks: the Andante from Mozart's sonata for two pianos , " Thunderstruck " by AC/DC, or the sound of an operating theatre.

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US defense secretary arrives in Iraq to assess Mosul fight

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi officials on the war against the Daesh terrorist group. The Iraqi army's ongoing battle against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) to liberate the northern city of Mosul from the terrorist group is being carried out with the help of the country's popular forces, Hakim said during a press conference in Tehran on Monday.

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What do Analysts suggest for: NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Washington Trust Bank now owns 6,753 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock valued at $463,000 after buying an additional 54 shares during the period. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 19th. NVIDIA Corporation annual Divided is 0.56 while it's Dividend Yield is 0.63%.

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Kiss and Tell? Madonna makes Michael Jackson revelation

Madonna also hinted at the idea she and the king of pop, Michael Jackson, might have once kissed. Madonna says she made the first move with Jackson because "he's a little bit shy". Naturally, the pair then launched into an energetic rendition of Papa Don't Preach , before singing Don't Cry For Me Argentina from musical Evita and a string of classics including Express Yourself , Ray of Light, and Music.

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Montreal Impact, Toronto FC lose players to Atlanta in MLS expansion draft

Atlanta United took fullback Donny Toia from Montreal and goalkeeper Clint Irwin from Toronto FC in Tuesday's MLS expansion draft. But these players were not all drafted because they'll be the biggest contributors to the team that took them.

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Why This Republican Electoral College Member Won't Vote for Trump

It is a no-lose proposition for Democrats, because, as Mr. Cannon says, "If Democrats believe Trump poses a unique threat to the republic, and signal this is not okay by reaching across the aisle to marginalize and stop him, then win or lose, Democrats could legitimately claim they put partisanship aside for the good of the country".

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Synaptics Debuts New Fingerprint Sensors Capable of Scanning Through Display Glass

By bringing optical sensing technology with the right form factor and power consumption envelope to smartphones and tablets, Synaptics is enabling the elimination of the home button which is a critical next step to full top-to-bottom, edge-to-edge smartphone and tablet displays.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

HPE has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) now has a High Price Target of $28. Raymond James Financial Inc. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 12th. Hewlett Packard Enterprise's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 12.02%. This stock should be on high alert today as traders determine whether the selling will continue or if the stock will reverse course today.

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EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water

The report comes almost a decade after fracking began helping unlock vast reserves of oil and natural gas across the U.S. Since then, environmentalists and local activists in many areas have anxious that it could have harmful effects on the surrounding water, while the energy industry and some consumers have welcomed it as tapping into an abundant source of previously untapped fuel at a relatively low cost.

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Deep freeze ahead, and more snow on the way?

Count on partly to mostly cloudy skies with just a few snow flurries in the high country. The Chicago area received 3 to 4 inches of snow as of Sunday morning, and could see another 3 to 5 inches Sunday . Low around 18. There will be a 50 percent chance of snow at night. West wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. West wind 6 to 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

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Amber Heard pens open letter about domestic abuse

Amber recently rose awareness on the taboo topic alluding to her own experiences through a collaborative campaign video with GirlGaze . Amber Heard penned an open letter to victims of domestic abuse after she went through her divorce from Johnny Depp.

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Wintry Wednesday brings lake effect snow watch, bitter wind chills to area

Temperatures will remain in the mid-20s throughout Wednesday while dropping to lows around 10 or 15 degrees Wednesday night. No advisories have yet been posted for Livingston, Monroe or Ontario counties. Wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour and visibility near zero at times will cause localized blizzard conditions. The watch is issued when there's a likelihood of the snow system developing and moving into the area.

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Time to revisit the outdated Electoral College

Women gathered at Portland's Chapman Square Monday in part of a nationwide effort to get the electors in the Electoral College to vote for someone other than Donald Trump on December 19. Hayes president. These changes have contributed to the erosion of the republic and welcomed democracy. The case against Donald Trump becomes particularly strong with the Central Intelligence Agency now having officially confirmed that Russian Federation meddled with the US elections.

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1st SeaWorld park without orcas opening in Abu Dhabi in 2022

World Abu Dhabi and Clymb which is set to open in 2018. Joel Manby , the president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld, said: "We are excited to announce our first global expansion and our partnership with Miral as we design a next generation SeaWorld that engages, educates and inspires, a blueprint brought to life in Abu Dhabi".

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Temperatures drop, snow possible early Saturday morning

An overnight low of 5 degrees is expected with breezy conditions that will drop the wind chill below zero. "The big story over the next couple days will be the arctic air rolling in", National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Pereira told NBC News.

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For Honor's story campaign will require an always online connection

A constant Internet connection for a console game could have been the death knell for For Honor if this was a decade ago, but it seems like most gamers are always online nowadays anyway, so for many, it is a nonissue. As stated by the community manager, "some elements of progression, which is hosted online, are shared across story and multiplayer modes". The third person slasher will also require a constant internet connection to play, even for its single-player story.

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Trump promises secretary of state Tuesday as Tillerson tops list

Trump teased his imminent announcement of Tillerson on Monday night on Twitter, saying that "I will be making my announcement on the next Secretary of State tomorrow morning". As ExxonMobil's head, he maintained close ties with Russian Federation and was awarded by President Vladimir Putin with the Order of Friendship in 2013, an honor for a foreign citizen.

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Google Acquires Smartwatch OS start-up Cronologics

We started Cronologics in 2014 as a platform for smart, diverse smartwatches. Android Wear watches already respond to the "Ok Google" voice command and can provide answers to questions that can be looked up via the search engine. It's possible that Google may want to build another smartwatch of its own, in addition to getting more OEMs to buy into Android Wear for their wearable devices.


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