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Trump moves up defense chief's exit to January 1

Trump moves up defense chief's exit to January 1

Trump noted that he was "removing" Mattis, and that Mattis would be replaced - immediately - by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan. When Trump announced Mattis' departure on Twitter, he m...

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Ohio Braces for Shutdown Over Latest Abortion Restrictions

Ohio Braces for Shutdown Over Latest Abortion Restrictions

The AP reports Kasich explained Friday that he believes the bill would be struck down as unconstitutional before it could save any lives. "However, the central provision of Sub. The Republican-control...

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Trump buries the hatchet with Erdogan over Syria

Trump buries the hatchet with Erdogan over Syria

General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the USA joint chiefs of staff, said shortly before Trump's surprise withdrawal announcement that there was "a long way to go" to train local forces to hold terr...

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Driver miraculously walks away unscathed after wild flying vehicle crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Driver miraculously walks away unscathed after wild flying vehicle crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The vehicle crashed ahead of the Borik tunnel in northeast Slovakia early morning on Thursday. The Slovak Republic Police later released the footage which shows the BMW driver veer off the road be...

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Christmas cool down and maybe rain expected in Valley, snow in Flagstaff

Christmas cool down and maybe rain expected in Valley, snow in Flagstaff

We should top out around 43 in the metro area. By Monday, a new system will approach the California coast from the west - accompanied by more rain and snow. The weather is predicted to turn tranquil f...

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Trump orders big troop reduction in Afghanistan

Trump orders big troop reduction in Afghanistan

Trump unveiled a South Asia strategy in August 2017 calling for an open-ended deployment of USA forces with the goal of compelling the Taliban to negotiate peace with the Kabul government. Talking t...

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Partial US government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

Partial US government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

He said they will agree that the money must be spent on a "steel slatted fence", which would rule out any of the concrete prototypes that the president tested a year ago. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who...

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Turkey officials slam Israel PM over Erdogan tweet

Turkey officials slam Israel PM over Erdogan tweet

The Israeli prime minister followed with another statement , saying, "Just now I was exposed to the daily lunacy of the antisemitic dictator Erdogan". When questioned about resignations of Defense...

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Government shutdown 2018: What will close and who still needs to work

Government shutdown 2018: What will close and who still needs to work

And Trump has warned that a closure could drag on "for a very long time". The shutdown will primarily impact seven agencies which have not been funded and run out of money at midnight Friday: Homela...

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Protesters clash with police as Spain cabinet meets in Catalonia

Protesters clash with police as Spain cabinet meets in Catalonia

Pro-independence protesters have begun blocking roads in some parts of Catalonia as Spanish ministers prepare to hold a cabinet meeting in Barcelona . The protests come after a call by the Commit...

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`Volcano tsunami` hits Indonesia, at least 20 killed, 165 wounded

`Volcano tsunami` hits Indonesia, at least 20 killed, 165 wounded

Anak Krakatau, an active volcano which is located roughly halfway between Java and Sumatra and has been spewing ash and lava for months, erupted again just after 9 p.m. Nugroho tweeted on his veri...

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Vienna Shooting: Manhunt Underway After Two People Shot in Austria

Vienna Shooting: Manhunt Underway After Two People Shot in Austria

The shooter was yet to be apprehended, Efe news reported. "A manhunt is now underway", it continued, adding the attack is not thought to be terror-related. Stephen's Cathedral, the incident took pla...

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Patrick Frazee arrested over Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth's disappearance

Patrick Frazee arrested over Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth's disappearance

Frazee was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder on Friday in the disappearance of Berreth, his fiance. News has reached out to Patrick's att...

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US to boost financing for Ukraine navy after Russian attack

US to boost financing for Ukraine navy after Russian attack

Ukraine will send warships back to its Azov Sea ports again, a security official said on Wednesday, despite Russia's seizure of three navy vessels and their crew in the area last month. But on Frid...

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Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

He branded his prognosis "unpredictable", declaring: "I've fought a lot of battles in my life". Lord Ashdown was MP for Yeovil from 1983 to 2001, and leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until ...

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Taliban Insists Talks with USA only About 'American Intervention’

Taliban Insists Talks with USA only About 'American Intervention’

Major General Asif Ghafoor, a spokesman for the Military of Pakistan said Ambassador Khalilzad called on Chief of Army Staff Gen. Bajwa and discussed regional security and Afghan peace process. "Tal...

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Russian media regulator to investigate BBC's operations

Russian media regulator to investigate BBC's operations

There are a lot of questions concerning the BBC's biased coverage of events, particularly those taking place in Russian Federation and Syria, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "Many have...

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Sabarimala tense, 50 women set out to visit shrine today

Sabarimala tense, 50 women set out to visit shrine today

They firmly told reporters that they will not back off from their pilgrimage. However, BJP leader K Surendran alleged that the arrival of women was "well-planned" and the CPI-M led LDF government wa...

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Pope Francis vows church will never again cover up clergy sex abuse

Pope Francis vows church will never again cover up clergy sex abuse

According to the office of Lisa Madigan, the attorney general, the church's six archdioceses have done a woefully inadequate job of investigating allegations, while the dioceses has disclosed 45 more ...

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Irish government has made no preparations for hard border, says Varadkar

Irish government has made no preparations for hard border, says Varadkar

What does that tell you? "The notion that it's necessary to have a border and checks in the Irish Sea to avoid a border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic is an utter con trick". The ...

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Saturday Shutdown Edition

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Saturday Shutdown Edition

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY met with Pence today at the request of the White House, according to Schumer's office. But employees should report to work when scheduled to "undertake o...

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Dancing FBI agent who shot man at Denver bar pleads guilty

Dancing FBI agent who shot man at Denver bar pleads guilty

Bishop, an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who was off duty at the time, was among the patrons at the Mile High Spirits and Distillery nightclub in downtown Denver in the early morning hours o...

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Senate scrambles to take up border wall funding, as shutdown clock ticks

Senate scrambles to take up border wall funding, as shutdown clock ticks

By closing the Senate for five days, lawmakers will go home for the holidays as hundreds of thousands of federal workers are left in limbo about their status. About 8 in 10 employees of the National P...

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Yellow Vest Protesters Across France Exceed 38,000

Yellow Vest Protesters Across France Exceed 38,000

Police fired tear gas to disperse the " yellow vests " who retreated to a bridge, throwing objects on the road, an AFP photographer at the scene said . Much of France, but particularly Paris , has...

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Czech coal mine blast toll kills to 13

Czech coal mine blast toll kills to 13

Rescuers found five dead miners on Thursday and reported eight missing. OKD said earlier that a methane blast more than 800 metres underground devastated areas of the CSM coal mine near the eastern ...

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Lawmakers sound bipartisan alarm after resignation by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Lawmakers sound bipartisan alarm after resignation by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also described Gen Mattis as a "comfort to many" who were concerned about the Trump presidency. "We must also maintain a clear-eyed understanding of our friends an...

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Trump attorney general pick Barr criticized Mueller inquiry in memo

Trump attorney general pick Barr criticized Mueller inquiry in memo

President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr , sent an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department this year criticizing a central prong of the special counsel's Russian Federatio...

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Government shutdown: Local reactions, impact on you

Government shutdown: Local reactions, impact on you

A Christmastime standoff in Congress over funding USA operations has political strategists in both parties wondering: What if they had a government shutdown and no one noticed? "We typically don't...

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Top Somali journalist among dozens killed in Mogadishu bombings

Top Somali journalist among dozens killed in Mogadishu bombings

The vehicle bomb was placed near a military checkpoint at the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Mohamed Bulbul, a journalist based in Mogadishu, told Al Jazeera that Mohamed Tulah, the Deputy Govern...

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United States envoy optimistic about N. Korea despite latest friction

United States envoy optimistic about N. Korea despite latest friction

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed hope that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be scheduled for early 2019. Since then, t...

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Charlie Hebdo attack suspect arrested | Ap Wire

Charlie Hebdo attack suspect arrested | Ap Wire

French authorities confirmed on Friday the arrest of a suspected extremist linked to the 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine that killed 12 people. He was arrested in December 2004 in Fa...

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Death toll from Indonesia tsunami climbs to 43, hundreds injured: disaster agency

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami climbs to 43, hundreds injured: disaster agency

Emergency officials are now investigating whether the tsunami was caused by Krakatoa, a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait . "The tsunami hit several areas of the Sunda Strait, including beaches i...

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As temperatures fall, a chance of snow is ahead for Christmas Eve

As temperatures fall, a chance of snow is ahead for Christmas Eve

Britain is set for a wet and rainy weekend in the lead up to Christmas with little chance of any snow falling before the big day. After a high near 39, more snow is possible Monday night, with a 20 pe...

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Man in ‘emotional distress’ climbs National Christmas tree in Washington D.C.

Man in ‘emotional distress’ climbs National Christmas tree in Washington D.C.

Two negotiators responded to the scene. The unidentified man scaled the illuminated tree Friday evening at 5.45 and refused to come down for more than an hour. The motives of the man are unknown, th...

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Trump Rejects Senate Bill, Sends House GOP Scurrying To Avoid Shutdown

Trump Rejects Senate Bill, Sends House GOP Scurrying To Avoid Shutdown

Earlier Thursday, she called wall money a "nonstarter". The decision to package it all together was a last-minute reversal from a plan outlined by Louisiana GOP Rep. He threatened to veto spending bil...

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