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Impeachment effort began before Trump was elected, Democratic congressman says

Impeachment effort began before Trump was elected, Democratic congressman says

The Founding Fathers anxious about a presidential impeachment undertaken exclusively by one political party, since that would be impeachment for mere political disagreement, making a president subor...

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Coast Guard suspends search for 5 missing fishermen

Coast Guard suspends search for 5 missing fishermen

The Scandies Rose's home port is at Dutch Harbor in Unalaska - considered a capital of sorts for the crabbing industry and about 400 miles west of the vessel's last known location. The Coast Guard rep...

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Julian Castro Drops Out of Presidential Race

Julian Castro Drops Out of Presidential Race

A former San Antonio mayor who was the only Latino in the race, Castro had stalled for most of his campaign around 1% in polls and entered October low on money. But Mr. Castro never developed much ent...

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Detroit firefighters face backlash over photo in front of a burning home

Detroit firefighters face backlash over photo in front of a burning home

The controversial image - which has since been deleted - popped up just before midnight on New Year's Eve on the Facebook account Detroit Fire Incidents Page , The Detroit News reported . "Deputy ...

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Politician who warned about driving drunk is charged with it

Politician who warned about driving drunk is charged with it

While the results of that test were not released on Wednesday, Henderson said it would be released at the discretion of the prosecutor in the case. "This was a awful lapse in judgement, one I have u...

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Kenya bus attack: Three killed in Lamu county

Kenya bus attack: Three killed in Lamu county

Three people were killed and three others seriously injured on Thursday when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a bus headed to Lamu from Mombasa. The fourth fatality was a conductor of one of ...

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Australian PM confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town

Australian PM confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town

In Victoria, where 68 homes have burned this week, the military was helping thousands of people who fled to the shore as a wildfire threatened their homes on Tuesday in the coastal town of Mallacoota....

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Las Vegas police release terrifying footage of apparent kidnapping, arrest suspect

Las Vegas police release terrifying footage of apparent kidnapping, arrest suspect

January 2 near Sirus Avenue and Arville Street. A doorbell camera in Las Vegas captured dramatic video of a woman running up to a house and banging on the door for help before a man rushes up and ki...

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Sanders Raises Impressive $34.M In 2019's Final Quarter

Sanders Raises Impressive $34.M In 2019's Final Quarter

The progressive senator's fundraising strategies differ dramatically from more moderate candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg , who ha...

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Hundreds splash into 2020 @ Alki New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim

Hundreds splash into 2020 @ Alki New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim

The Polar Bear Dip is also a fundraiser, with proceeds going to Feed Nova Scotia. The top fundraisers for this year were: the Stoffers who raised a record setting $6200, Team Lighthouse who raised $...

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Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor at Queen's University Belfast

Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor at Queen's University Belfast

In a statement , Mrs Clinton said it was a "great privilege" to become the chancellor of QUB. Clinton becomes the university's 11th chancellor. In 2018 she received an honorary degree from Queen's ...

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Veteran publisher Sonny Mehta passes away at 77

Veteran publisher Sonny Mehta passes away at 77

Knopf as President and Editor-in-Chief, being hand-picked by his predecessor, Robert Gottlieb. He was known for finding bestsellers like the " Fifty Shades " series and publishing the memoirs of Pop...

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Trump Promises New Strategy on Underage Vaping

Trump Promises New Strategy on Underage Vaping

However, tank systems, which allows users to custom-mix flavors, will reportedly not be affected by the ban. A Trump campaign adviser previously told CNN that Trump's political aides have warned h...

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Driver was so drunk they didn't realise they'd lost their tyres

Driver was so drunk they didn't realise they'd lost their tyres

In the caption, they wrote that they were left flabbergasted after they saw the auto with no front tyres. The traffic police were flabbergasted even further when a breath test revealed the driver ...

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16 inmates killed in Mexican prison fight

16 inmates killed in Mexican prison fight

Five were also injured in the shoot-out, but are in a stable condition according to state Public Security Minister Ismael Camberos Hernandez, via Reuters . No guards or police were wounded, Camberos ...

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Floods in Indonesia's capital kill 9, force thousands to evacuate

Floods in Indonesia's capital kill 9, force thousands to evacuate

Floodwaters were still inundating many areas in Greater Jakarta (Jabodetabek) on Thursday. As much as 37 centimeters (14.5 inches) of rainfall was recorded in Jakarta and West Java's hilly areas...

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Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysians - state media

Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysians - state media

The December 30 reports did not say what country's flag the ship was flying. In September, Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipino crewmen from a suspected fuel-smuggling ring in the Strait of...

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North Korea to US: End Your 'Hostile Policy' or Get Nothing

North Korea to US: End Your 'Hostile Policy' or Get Nothing

After an unprecedented four-day policy meeting, North Korea's leader also announced that the regime would develop "new strategic weapons" for its own defense, reported the Korean Central News Agency (...

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Several cars trapped overnight inside monster tumbleweed pile in eastern Washington

Several cars trapped overnight inside monster tumbleweed pile in eastern Washington

Some people spent part of their New Year's Eve trapped on a Washington state highway after tumbleweeds blocked their route, authorities said. Then they got covered in tumbleweeds, rendering them unabl...

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2 snowboarders dead after avalanche near remote northern BC park

2 snowboarders dead after avalanche near remote northern BC park

Haines Borough officials named the the two dead men as Zane Durr and Matthew Green, both 21, according to KTUU . The two snowboarders were climbing by foot on a slope near the Alaskan border when t...

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Fireworks, fires, protests, nuclear weapons

Fireworks, fires, protests, nuclear weapons

As Big Ben struck midnight last night, the BBC brought in the New Year live from Embankment with London's famous fireworks, one of the most spectacular firework displays to be seen anywhere in the w...

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Railways announces fare hike effective from today

Railways announces fare hike effective from today

Ministry of Railways revises the basic passenger fare as per revised passenger fare table published by Indian Railway Conference Association (IRCA), effective from January 1, 2020. The Railways Budg...

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Confirmed: Taiwanese Top Military Official Killed in Helicopter Crash

Confirmed: Taiwanese Top Military Official Killed in Helicopter Crash

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence said Thursday that it is still searching for a military UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter with 13 on board, including the nation's chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-...

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India approves 3rd moon mission, months after landing failure

India approves 3rd moon mission, months after landing failure

Indian officials had, in recent weeks, made it clear a new lunar lander mission was in the works, but prior to the briefing there was no official confirmation of those plans. The day after Chandrayaan...

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Teen climber Gurbaz Singh survives fall on Oregon's Mount Hood

Teen climber Gurbaz Singh survives fall on Oregon's Mount Hood

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the search-and-rescue team makes about 70 rescues on Mount Hood annually. Rescuers got the call around 9 a.m., but it took four hours for crews t...

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Warmer Moscow resorts to fake snow for New Year's decoration

Warmer Moscow resorts to fake snow for New Year's decoration

Some, according to the Guardian's Andrew Roth, observed the irony of carting snow into a city that spends millions of dollars each year on its removal. "It's not festive at all", said one, while ano...

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Ireland's first baby for 2020 born in the Rotunda

Ireland's first baby for 2020 born in the Rotunda

West of Boston and about 11 minutes later, Aaron joined us. At the Brigham, Dominick had a lot of competition to claim the title of first baby of the New Year. Two more are expected there this after...

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Israeli PM Netanyahu seeks immunity, hoping to buy time until after election

Israeli PM Netanyahu seeks immunity, hoping to buy time until after election

Both Netanyahu and Gantz were left unable to form a government after elections a year ago. Responding to Netanyahu's speech, his main rival, Benny Gantz, a former armed forces chief who heads the ce...

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Cancer patient accidentally set on fire during surgery in Romania

Cancer patient accidentally set on fire during surgery in Romania

A cancer patient went up in flames during surgery in Romania - when doctors used an alcohol-based disinfectant then touched her with an electric scalpel , according to a new report. Romania spent j...

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Use of facial recognition in rally sparks privacy fears

Use of facial recognition in rally sparks privacy fears

It was the first time that the software was used at a political rally for identifying and punishing the protesters. A police spokesperson confirmed that the Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS...

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Russia warns Iran nuclear deal in danger of ‘falling apart’

Russia warns Iran nuclear deal in danger of ‘falling apart’

China's foreign minister has condemned worldwide " bullying practices " when he met with his Iranian counterpart on Tuesday in the country's recent criticism of the Trump administration's American fo...

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Australian wildfires claim more lives on New Year's Day

Australian wildfires claim more lives on New Year's Day

Thousands are still cut off in small coastal towns, with the Defence Force called in to supply food and water to those trapped. A third person was confirmed dead on Wednesday in devastating bushfire...

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Sen. Blunt: Senate Trial Will Be Over Before Feb. 4 SOTU

Sen. Blunt: Senate Trial Will Be Over Before Feb. 4 SOTU

He also encouraged followers to " read the transcripts ". She said they also need to come together as a party to work toward peace and equality. He said he is continually asked about Trump's controv...

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Fire at German zoo kills large number of animals, authorities say

Fire at German zoo kills large number of animals, authorities say

The monkey house was built in 1975 and recreated a tropical climate for rainforest inhabitants, which included fruit bats and free-flying birds, as well as primates. "We have to seriously work throu...

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More Joint Military Exercises Possible between Iran, Russia: Envoy

More Joint Military Exercises Possible between Iran, Russia: Envoy

A warship sails while approaching Iran's southeastern port city of Chahbahar, in the Gulf of Oman. Three Russian vessels are also taking part in the drills, according to reports. In response, the US c...

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