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Pence asks judge to reject GOP congressman’s elector lawsuit

Pence asks judge to reject GOP congressman’s elector lawsuit

Mr. Gohmert had argued in the lawsuit filed this week that Mr. Pence, who oversees the Electoral College tally in Congress on January 6, has the power to choose alternate slates of electors that cou...

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China offered Afghan militants bounties to attack USA soldiers

China offered Afghan militants bounties to attack USA soldiers

NSA Robert O'Brien discussed the information with the President that same day, the official told CNN. Trump denied the Russian intelligence a few weeks later, calling it "fake news" in an intervie...

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Trump Returns To White House Early, Offers Year-end Message

EST (1630 GMT). The president and first lady have been in Florida since December 23. But with Hawley joining the small group of House Republicans in objecting, the joint session of Congress next w...

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Search continues for survivors after major Norway landslide

Search continues for survivors after major Norway landslide

Norwegian rescuers have deployed drones and dogs to negotiate unstable clay soil in a search for 10 people still missing after a landslide in southern Norway swept away more than a dozen buildings t...

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Countries Juggle New Year Celebrations With Ongoing Pandemic Concerns

Countries Juggle New Year Celebrations With Ongoing Pandemic Concerns

Google has started the countdown and quite a lot of countries are just a few hours away from ringing in the New Year. A year ago, it chose the familiar Froggy, the search giant's weather frog to welco...

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Bobi Wine Arrested As Uganda’s Presidential Campaigns Reach Climax

Bobi Wine Arrested As Uganda’s Presidential Campaigns Reach Climax

He was taken to a police station in Kalangala Island area, but reports indicate that he could be airlifted to Kampala. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga on Thursday noted that the joint task team of i...

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Croatia Declares Mourning as More Quakes Hit Devastated Town

Croatia Declares Mourning as More Quakes Hit Devastated Town

Mr Plenkovic said the hospital's patients would be evacuated in army helicopters and ambulances. Officials are racing to find survivors of the Croatian quake. Deputy Prime Minister Davor Bozinovic...

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Nurse Suspended After Stripping PPE to Have Sex with Coronavirus Patient

Nurse Suspended After Stripping PPE to Have Sex with Coronavirus Patient

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Longford since the pandemic began is 771 (753 as at Tuesday, December 29 plus the 18 announced today by NPHET - see table below). Essex Police Chief Con...

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Lincolnshire joins Cambridgeshire in tier 4 from tomorrow

Residents in the Swindon borough will face strict Tier 4 rules - not dissimilar from a lockdown. However for Northern Lincolnshire including Grimsby and Scunthorpe there's no change as they stay i...

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Sen. Perdue quarantines for virus exposure before GA runoff

Sen. Perdue quarantines for virus exposure before GA runoff

The runoff elections are on Tuesday, and Perdue had several campaign events scheduled for the final sprint, including a rally in Dalton, Ga., with President Trump on Monday. Perdue's campaign did not ...

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Korea to set new policies at key party meeting soon

Korea to set new policies at key party meeting soon

President Donald Trump had engaged in a number of historic meetings with the leader of the reclusive state during his administration and it is not yet clear what Joe Biden's presidency will mean for...

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Biden Outlines His COVID Response Plan For First 100 Days : Coronavirus Updates

And while he applauded the new coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress and signed by Trump, Biden said Congress would need to provide more funding to meet some of his goals for combating the virus....

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Minneapolis police fatally shoot man during traffic stop, igniting protests

Minneapolis police fatally shoot man during traffic stop, igniting protests

Gelle said several officers arrived at his home Wednesday after his son was killed, said they had a search warrant and detained the residents. As the night wore on, protesters lit a bonfire in th...

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Turkey, US to discuss sanctions over air defense system

Turkey, US to discuss sanctions over air defense system

The U.S. announced sanctions earlier this month to penalize Turkey over its procurement of Russia's advanced S-400 system, under the U.S. Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act which...

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Fauci: Vaccine Rollout Failing Because States Have Been Left ‘on Their Own’

Fauci: Vaccine Rollout Failing Because States Have Been Left ‘on Their Own’

Slaoui reportedly said the phase 3 trial recruitment for the vaccine has been completed and that the company is now working with the Operation Warp Speed team to accelerate the availability of the v...

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European Union and China approve major investment deal

European Union and China approve major investment deal

The investment deal, which Brussels and Beijing began negotiating in 2014, is expected to give a boost to European companies seeking to enter the Chinese market and revive European economies hit har...

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USA again sends B-52 bombers to deter Iran as tensions peak

USA again sends B-52 bombers to deter Iran as tensions peak

Two American B-52 bombers flew over the Middle East on Wednesday in the latest show of force against Iran as tensions rise ahead of Sunday's anniversary of the United States assassination of Iranian...

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Nashville Bomber Didn't Fire Shots Pre-Explosion, Federal Sources Say

Nashville Bomber Didn't Fire Shots Pre-Explosion, Federal Sources Say

As per the report, Throckmorton has also been identified as Warner's attorney and he did not allow his client [Warner] a visual inspection of the RV. "They saw no evidence of a crime and had no auth...

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Spain and Britain Agree to Keep Gibraltar Land Border Open after Brexit

Spain and Britain Agree to Keep Gibraltar Land Border Open after Brexit

Spain's Pedro Sanchez said it marked the start of "a new era" that would allow for "the removal of barriers", while Britain's Boris Johnson "wholeheartedly" welcomed the deal, stressing the UK's com...

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Spain to allow free movement for Gibraltar workers after Brexit

Spain to allow free movement for Gibraltar workers after Brexit

As Brexit looms, however, no deal has been announced, leaving the island's 34,000 residents in the dark. Nonetheless, Mr Picardo remains outwardly optimistic that a deal will be struck, and on Tuesd...

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Rain chances the next few days

Rain chances the next few days

Our first rains of the morning are now moving up the coastline, greeting parts of the area with some light drizzle even before the prime commute time. Wednesday: Early AM Freezing rain. Amount 15 to ...

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China: Status quo on border not positive, says Rajnath Singh

China: Status quo on border not positive, says Rajnath Singh

Today is the 35th day of the farmers' protest on different frontiers of Delhi against the agricultural laws brought by the central government. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said there had been ...

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Odisha night curfew from 10pm to 5am on New Year's eve

Odisha night curfew from 10pm to 5am on New Year's eve

Delhi New Year Eve's Party: A night curfew has been imposed in Delhi beginning 11 pm on December 31 to 6 am on January 1. However, all essential services and movements are allowed to continue during ...

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Hong Kong's top court orders tycoon Jimmy Lai returned to jail

Hong Kong's top court orders tycoon Jimmy Lai returned to jail

The national security law - enacted by the National People's Congress Standing Committee and imposed on Hong Kong on June 30 - outlaws acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with for...

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Snow expected for parts of the county this week

Snow expected for parts of the county this week

A weather warning has been issued for West Berkshire - with snow and ice forecast from 10am this morning ( Wednesday ). Accumulations of 1-3 cm are most likely, with larger accumulations (most likel...

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Return to school delayed for secondary pupils because of covid

Return to school delayed for secondary pupils because of covid

Classes will resume on January 4 the same way they ended 2020 in the Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth, Howards Grove, Oostburg, and Cedar Grove-Belgium School Districts. He added: "At every stage we're makin...

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Angry mob demolishes Hindu temple in Pakistan, several arrested

Angry mob demolishes Hindu temple in Pakistan, several arrested

Pakistan human rights minister Shireen Mazari said the government has a responsibility to "ensure safety & security of all our citizens & their places of worship". The Hindu devotees, especially from ...

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UK PM signs ‘historic’ Brexit deal after overwhelming vote in Parliament

UK PM signs ‘historic’ Brexit deal after overwhelming vote in Parliament

He also issued a warning about the repercussions of not supporting the legislation to enact the post-transition period treaty, which was approved by 521 to 73 - majority 448 - in the House of Commons....

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China Gives Conditional Approval to Sinopharm Vaccine

The efficacy rate, based on an interim analysis of Phase III clinical trials, is lower than 86% rate for the same vaccine announced by the United Arab Emirates on December 9, based on preliminary da...

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Iran to pay $150,000 to Ukraine plane crash victims families

Iran to pay $150,000 to Ukraine plane crash victims families

Iran's transport minister Mohammad Eslami told state television that the final report on the crash had been sent to the countries participating in the investigation, Reuters reported . For months, t...

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Covid: US House votes to boost stimulus package payments

Covid: US House votes to boost stimulus package payments

Voting to override Trump's veto reflects a widening rift between the president and some congressional Republicans, who stood by him through previous conflicts, as his influence ebbs. "The Senate wil...

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Samuel Little, serial killer who confessed to 93 murders, dies at 80

Samuel Little, serial killer who confessed to 93 murders, dies at 80

The The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement on Wednesday that Little had died but that the cause of death had not yet been determined. Little's attorney quest...

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Dawn Wells, 'Gilligan's Island''s Mary Ann, Dies of COVID at 82

Dawn Wells, 'Gilligan's Island''s Mary Ann, Dies of COVID at 82

Following a handful of one-off and recurring appearances on series such as 77 Sunset Strip , Bonanza , and It's a Man's World , she landed the role of Mary Ann Summers, the quintessential girl-next...

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Government U-turns on decision to send pupils back to school next week

Government U-turns on decision to send pupils back to school next week

Details are still being finalised but primary school pupils returning to school on 11 January, a week later than originally planned, is one of the measures under consideration. "School leaders will be...

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European Union chiefs to sign Brexit trade deal Wednesday

On December 24, the United Kingdom and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year's chaos for cross-border commerce and bring a measure of certainty t...

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