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Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey, accused of sex harassment, will quit US House race

15 December 2017

WASHINGTON — Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after The Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told the Star [...]

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Schiff: GOP Aiming to End Mueller’s Probe

15 December 2017

Republicans have stalled and want to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s election, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee claimed Friday afternoon in a Twitter storm. In his nine-tweet online thread, Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) also claimed he’d become “increasingly worried” that [...]

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Turkey helps rebuild the liberated Syrian border town of Jarabulus

15 December 2017

A year after it was liberated from Islamic State group control, the Syrian town of Jarabulus is rebuilding — thanks in large part to help from Turkey. The rebuilding of Jarabulus has begun. Apartment buildings are springing up, infrastructure is being restored, and Ankara’s influence is apparent everywhere. Even the fire engines are labelled, “Presents [...]

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Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady sentenced to 18 years in prison for cocaine plot

15 December 2017

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of drug trafficking. Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores were accused of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the United States. The two cousins, both nephews of Cilia Flores, Venezuelan [...]

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Thomas fire rages amid longest red flag warning on record

15 December 2017

LOS ANGELES — As crews battling the deadly Thomas fire girded for a difficult weekend of firefighting, Los Angeles and Ventura counties ended their 12th consecutive day of red flag fire warnings Friday — the longest sustained period of fire weather warnings on record. “We put out plenty of red flag warnings, but we haven’t [...]

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As Violence Flares in Ethiopia, Internet Goes Dark

15 December 2017

Amid reports of violent clashes that have led to at least 15 deaths, the Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access to its citizens, suppressing information about the exact scope of the violence and the response of the federal security forces. Ethiopians have been unable to reliably reach Twitter and Facebook since Tuesday, and other [...]

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6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia’s Java island

15 December 2017

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from [...]

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Hillary Clinton, ‘agitated’ by Trump and the GOP, says she’s on a ‘news diet’

15 December 2017

Hillary Clinton says she gets so agitated by the day-to-day dealings of the Trump administration and the Republican Party that she’s forced herself on a “news diet” to retain her sanity. The twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Friday, telling the host that she can’t watch President Trump’s actions without thinking [...]

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Dennis Rodman finally realizes what everyone else already knows about Kim Jong-un

15 December 2017

12-12-17-rodman Dennis Rodman joined Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s “The Late Show” to reveal some things about his outlandish relationship with Kim Jong-un. RELATED: Dennis Rodman thinks he’s the best chance at fixing Trump and Kim Jong-un’s relationship Watch the video The 56-year-old NBA Hall of Famer and the dictator have shared a bizarre friendship for [...]

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McCain’s Type Of Brain Cancer Has A Worrisome Prognosis

15 December 2017

As Senator John McCain continues to battle his glioblastoma, new reports reveal that he’s become “increasingly frail.” He’s also strayed from his usual behavior, and has become quieter during recent GOP meetings, CNN reports. After the Arizona Republican publicly announced his brain cancer diagnosis in July, he’s since undergone various treatments, including both chemotherapy and [...]

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Mike Pence Won’t Be Welcome at Jerusalem Church

15 December 2017

Vice President Mike Pence was snubbed Wednesday by the custodian of one of the most holy sites in Christianity when he was refused a welcome to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Israeli media reported that Adeeb Jowdeh al-Husseini, the Custodian of the Keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said he [...]

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Princess Charlotte has already picked up a sport, and she’s “quite the natural”

15 December 2017

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Germany – Day 1 Princess Charlotte is apparently quite the little tennis ace already! According to Us Weekly, the littlest princess is already taking tennis lessons at just 2 years old. Prince William and Duchess Catherine reportedly put Charlotte in lessons this summer at a private London club, [...]

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Roy Moore 2.0: How The GOP Could Lose Arizona

15 December 2017

Following Republican Roy Moore’s historic upset defeat in Alabama, Democrats are giddy at the prospect of stealing another seat in a GOP stronghold. Meet Kelli Ward, a conservative former state senator running for the Republican nomination in the 2018 Arizona Senate race to replace the retiring Senator Jeff Flake, a safe that the GOP once [...]

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Trump celebrates FBI academy grads, brushes aside his criticism of agency

15 December 2017

President Trump on Friday congratulated the graduating class at the FBI National Academy and pledged to be “a true friend and loyal champion” to the agents and all law enforcement officers. “You left for 11 weeks to enroll in this program because you love your jobs, you love your communities and you love your country,” [...]

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