• Orrin Hatch announces he won't seek re-election
Orrin Hatch announces he won't seek re-election

But Hatch, who emerged as one of the presidents most avid loyalists in the Senate, chose to retire after discussing the matter with his family over the holidays. "Ann and I wish Senator Orrin Hatch and his loving wife Elaine all the best in their future endeavors". She added,"Governor Romney may want to be in public service in many different ro...

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  • U.S. envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran
U.S. envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened Tuesday to cut funding to UNRWA (a UN relief agency for Palestinians in the near East) until the Palestinians return to the negotiating table, according to Israeli media reports. and we're ready to have the first meeting without precondition". "All freedom-loving people must stand with th...

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  • Travel story: A flight from New Zealand made it
Travel story: A flight from New Zealand made it

While it caused confusion for a number of social media users, the post left many people joking about time travel with a number of references to Lost, Back to the Future and Cher's song 'If I could turn back time'. In between New Zealand and Hawaii is the worldwide date line, which explains the hefty time difference between the two locales. Ne...

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  • Triple Talaq Bill: Ahead of Rajya Sabha tabling, Congress undecided, BJP upbeat
Triple Talaq Bill: Ahead of Rajya Sabha tabling, Congress undecided, BJP upbeat

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday attacked the Congress for its "confused" stand on the Triple Talaq Bill and wanted to know why it was sad while the Muslim women were happy. The Govt. of Centre termed the decision in favor of to pass Bill on triple talaq as "historic" and expressed assurance that it would be also passed in Rajya Sabh...

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  • Texas girls reported missing; Amber Alert issued
Texas girls reported missing; Amber Alert issued

Officials say Miles may have traveled across state lines with the two girls. The search began on Sunday, when police were making a welfare check at a home and found a dead woman. Terry has brown hair and hazel-colored eyes. The suspect was last heard from in Round Rock, TX on 12/30/17. They could be heading toward Louisiana.

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  • Everton in talks to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun
Everton in talks to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun

Besiktas frontman Cenk Tosun appears to be on the verge of a £25 million move to Goodison Park when the transfer window reopens in three days' time. Everton, who have scored 24 goals in 20 league matches this season, recorded consecutive goalless draws in their last two fixtures against Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion.

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  • North Korea will not get rid of its nuclear weapons
North Korea will not get rid of its nuclear weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , during his national New Year's address, told his citizens that "the USA can not wage a war" against his country at all. "North Korea's participation in the Winter Games will be a good opportunity to show unity of the people and we wish the Games will be a success". But in a rare move the dictator tempered his be...

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  • 12 killed in fiery plane crash in Costa Rica
12 killed in fiery plane crash in Costa Rica

A plane crashed in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in the Punta Islita area, December 31, 2017. The country's Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that the aircraft went down in Guanacaste, a province in the country's northwestern corner popular with global tourists.

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  • NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve
NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve

The most recent of the attacks in NY occurred 17 days ago, when police said a Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in an underground walkway in the subway station below Times Square, wounding himself and two bystanders.

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  • Police identify 7 more victims of NYC's deadliest in decades
Police identify 7 more victims of NYC's deadliest in decades

The blaze broke out on the first floor of a five-story building just before 7 p.m. and quickly ripped through the roughly century-old structure, which stands in a row of similar apartment buildings a block from the grounds of the Bronx Zoo.

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  • POWERBALL Results: Winning Numbers for Saturday, December 30, 2017
POWERBALL Results: Winning Numbers for Saturday, December 30, 2017

The cash value of tonight's jackpot is $242.9 million. According to the website, powerball.net, IN lays claim to 39 jackpot winners since the game began IN 1992, totaling 10.7 percent of all jackpot winners. on select lottery draw stations. Missouri is second with 31, while Florida lays claim to 12 jackpot winners, or 3.3 percent. The first t...

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  • 'Make America Gay Again': Mike Pence's neighbours troll him with rainbow banner
'Make America Gay Again': Mike Pence's neighbours troll him with rainbow banner

Shannon Slade, a girlfriend of one of the daughters in the home next to Pence's rental, admitted to hanging the banner, along with her partner and her partner's sisters. Prior to becoming IN governor, Pence was a congressman from 2001 to 2013. While serving as a congressman, Pence described traditional marriage as the institution "that forms th...

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  • Police arrest California man after fatal Kansas police shooting
Police arrest California man after fatal Kansas police shooting

According to the LA Times , Barris was arrested in 2015 for making false bomb threats to ABC7 in Glendale. On the call, Livingston says police prepared for a hostage situation and an officer shot the 28-year-old when he came to the door.

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  • Rajinikanth says entering politics, will contest next TN Assembly elections
Rajinikanth says entering politics, will contest next TN Assembly elections

He also added that his party will be participating in all the 234 constituencies in Tamil Nadu. This was for the first time that the charismatic actor, who enjoys cult status in the Tamil film industry, fixed a date to spell out his plans on entering the political arena.

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  • Major Cold With a Wind Chill of -25 Possible Tuesday Morning
Major Cold With a Wind Chill of -25 Possible Tuesday Morning

It is bitter cold and wind chill advisories have been issued. According to the NWS, the combination of temperatures dropping down in the single digits and a steady north wind will create wind chill values in the 0 to -8 degree range overnight.

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  • Protests spread in western Iran, some demonstrators detained in Tehran
Protests spread in western Iran, some demonstrators detained in Tehran

Police also arrested a small number of demonstrators in Tehran protesting price hikes and the president's economic policy. "If the security and law enforcement agencies leave the rioters to themselves, enemies will publish films and pictures in their media and say that the Islamic Republic system has lost its revolutionary base in Mashhad", the s...

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  • Multiple people shot at a Long Beach business, Southern California
Multiple people shot at a Long Beach business, Southern California

Authorities emphasized that it was not an active shooter situation, despite initial reports they received at about 2:25 p.m. Reports also suggested that the gunman was dead. Police say multiple people have been shot at a business in Southern California. While they have found multiple casualties, the police said that they longer considered it to b...

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  • Wade Davis agrees to 3-year, $52M deal with Rockies
Wade Davis agrees to 3-year, $52M deal with Rockies

Holland faded dramatically in the second half of last season , while Davis was a one-man bullpen for the Cubs. Passan also said there is a fourth-year vesting option that could take the total spend to $66 million. Instead, they've ended up with Davis as the back of their bullpen. The team signed Brandon Morrow to a two-year, $21 million dea...

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  • Egypt says 10 killed in attack outside Cairo church
Egypt says 10 killed in attack outside Cairo church

Al Arabiya TV channel reported that one of the accomplices of the terrorists fled the scene. A video circulated on social media after the attack appeared to show the dead gunman on the ground. According to the BBC , Egyptian police patrolling near the church approached two men who were behaving suspiciously. It also said there was a separate att...

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  • Jai Ram Thakur Selected As Himachal CM, Has Strong RSS Links
Jai Ram Thakur Selected As Himachal CM, Has Strong RSS Links

Thakur at 52 joins other second rung party leaders like Devendra Fadnavis (47), Yogi Adityanath (45), Trivendra Singh Rawat (57), Raghubar Das (62), and Manohar Lal Khattar (62), who were elevated as chief minister of their states after the BJP fought assembly polls without projecting a candidate for the top job.

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  • Congratulations as George Weah Reportedly Elected President of Liberia
Congratulations as George Weah Reportedly Elected President of Liberia

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated Liberia's president-elect, George Weah. A statement by the party's spokesperson, Mo Ali, explained that the party's candidate and incumbent vice president, Joseph Boakai, will also be available at the meeting.

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  • Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots more than $300 million
Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots more than $300 million

Odds of winning that draw are about one in 292.2 million, but if you try Lady Luck, you could be that one! As for Powerball, no one matched all the numbers in Wednesday's drawing, so the jackpot is expected to go over $384 million for Saturday's drawing.

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  • Daughter of Eric Garner Declared Brain Dead
Daughter of Eric Garner Declared Brain Dead

Following her father's death, Erica became an advocate against police brutality. Family members confirmed on social media the 27-year-old is in critical condition. "Doctors said Erica Garner's pregnancy had put a strain on her heart, which was later found to be enlarged", the outlet writes. She has been in a coma since then, it said.

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  • Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election's Certification
Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election's Certification

Mr Moore's lawyer said the objective of the complaint was to "preserve evidence of potential election fraud and to postpone the certification of Alabama's Special Election by Secretary of State John Merrill until a thorough investigation of potential election fraud, that improperly altered the outcome of this election".

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  • IS moves with 'impunity' in Syria regime-held areas: coalition
IS moves with 'impunity' in Syria regime-held areas: coalition

General Valery Gerasimov, who is chief of the Russian General Staff which oversees all Russian armed forces, leveled the allegations against the U.S.in Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda Wednesday. The U.S. had focused its forces in Syria on destroying ISIS since the group came to prominence in 2014. The struggle for Western governments will ...

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