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Global Pence Israel Visit Postponed Yet Again
Author: 0 Pence Israel Visit Postponed Yet Again

She added that Pence "looks forward to traveling to Egypt and Israel in January". Mr Pence's original itinerary when the trip was planned last month was to meet Christian and Muslim leaders in the region. John McCain, R-Ariz., was returning to his home state for cancer treatment, leaving Republicans with only 51 votes for the tax bill. The move outraged Palestinians, and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, canceled a meeting scheduled with Pence in protest.

Global Al Franken will resign from the Senate on January 2
Author: 0 Al Franken will resign from the Senate on January 2

That's hypocrisy at the highest level I've ever seen in my life. "When I leave the Senate in a few weeks, I will continue to try to be an educated citizen and an advocate and an activist", he said. The rhetoric of "justice" will be employed, while simultaneously vowing to hunt down real "anti-woman" offenders (i.e., Republicans). And the only thing I'll ask for is expedite, put extra investigators, do whatever you have to, to go through this investigation, through the ethics.

Global Palestinian girl filmed trying to provoke soldiers is arrested
Author: 0 Palestinian girl filmed trying to provoke soldiers is arrested

Her father claims the video was filmed immediately after Israeli forces fired tear-gas canisters at their home. The extent of destruction and devastation caused by the occupation force to school books and uniforms as Ahd prepares to sit this year for the high school graduation exam.

Global The Public Pulse: A frightening ban on words
Author: 0 The Public Pulse: A frightening ban on words

But CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald said in Twitter posts on Sunday, Dec. 17, that "there are no banned, prohibited or forbidden words at the CDC, period". It announced it would no longer interpret the Affordable Care Act to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. The Trump administration's Dept.

Global Virginia woman mauled to death by her pit bulls
Author: 0 Virginia woman mauled to death by her pit bulls

Why did these dogs, who friends said had a strong bond with Stephens, turn on her? She said that provocation causes fear, which can cause aggression. "When she takes them for walks, she comes right back". Her dad answered the door and said he had assumed she was with them. "It was quite apparent that she had been dead for quite some time", the sheriff said in the news conference .

Global Senate Now Wondering If Jill Stein Colluded With Russia
Author: 0 Senate Now Wondering If Jill Stein Colluded With Russia

Stein said in a statement overnight Tuesday that she was cooperating with the probe and is providing documents to the committee. Trainor said he was informed of the committee's request because he was "a primary point of contact" for Stein during the campaign trail.

Global US Vetoes UN Call To Withdraw Trump's Decision On Jerusalem
Author: 0 US Vetoes UN Call To Withdraw Trump's Decision On Jerusalem

The issue of Jerusalem is particularly complicated and sensitive, and involves the basis for finding a solution to the Palestinian issue, Xinhua quoted Wu as telling to the Security Council. On what happens if the USA vetoes the resolution, Rycroft said the US could speak for itself that they would be vetoing the text because it was not in line with its own position.

Author: 0 Pak NSA Blames US On Kashmir: 'Nuclear War A Real Possibility'

He accused the USA of conspiring against the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India, The Express Tribune reported. Nasser also talked about Pakistan's relationship with India and how it has influenced the foreign policy of other nations in the sub-continent.

Global Kaspersky hauling Homeland Security to court to overturn federal ban
Author: 0 Kaspersky hauling Homeland Security to court to overturn federal ban

Last month, Kaspersky Lab chief Eugene Kaspersky admitted to accessing classified digital surveillance tools from a USA government computer in 2014 and sending it to servers in Moscow. "The process for identification, removal, and discontinuation had been initiated immediately upon issuance, all government agencies were prejudiced against Plaintiffs' software at that time, and the process could therefore not have been adequately unwound".

Author: 0 Firefighters Battle California's 3rd Largest Fire in History

In the Santa Barbara front country fire behavior has moderated considerably, according to officials. "We had strong gusts of over 60 miles per hour", Capt. Tuesday bwtween the roundabout/Hot Springs Road and Olive Mill Road, as officials are slowly dropping evacuation orders and warnings. The increase in evacuations on Saturday drove thousands more people out of their homes as fire officials anxious about the wind-fueled fire's march west in the hills above Montecito.

Global How 1 Senator Got a Bigger Tax Break for Families
Author: 0 How 1 Senator Got a Bigger Tax Break for Families

President Trump promised the new GOP tax cut package will be wrapped up before Christmas. . And with the support of Sens. Image source: Marco Rubio website. Exemption is doubled so no estate worth less than almost $11 million would be taxed. The threshold rises to 10 percent beginning in 2020. Now, while he still does not think that this bill is flawless and he would have preferred to have reached a more bipartisan consensus on parts of the legislation , will vote for this ...

Global Modi inaugurates 60MW Tuirial Hydropower Project in Mizoram
Author: 0 Modi inaugurates 60MW Tuirial Hydropower Project in Mizoram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his visit to Mizoram and Meghalaya , On his visit, he inaugurated the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road project that will connect the state to its counterparts. PM while highlighting the allocation o funds by the Union government for the development of the state said, "Across the North-East the Union Government has sanctioned around four thousand kilometers of National Highways, for an amount of over Rupees thirty-two thousand crores".

Author: 0 Direct flight between Russia, Egypt to resume in February

The Russian decision was a blow to Egypt's tourism industry, which has already been suffering since 2011 due to political turmoil following the ouster of two heads of state. It was his second visit to Egypt in as many years, and Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi appeared keen to cement their countries' ties, which have deepened in recent years as Moscow has expanded its reach across the region.

Global Trump, Putin discuss N Korea over phone
Author: 0 Trump, Putin discuss N Korea over phone

Mr Trump's one-on-one chat came after Mr Putin praised the USA president's handling of the economy during his annual press conference in Moscow. "You know that all this was invented by the people who stand in opposition to Mr. Echoing Trump's own language, Putin also claimed that there was a "deep state" hidden in the US government that sought to undermine US-Russian relations.

Global Panthers hold off Packers, spoil Aaron Rodgers' return
Author: 0 Panthers hold off Packers, spoil Aaron Rodgers' return

Carolina drove 78 yards down the field, eventually reaching the end zone after a coverage bust left tight end Greg Olsen wide open and Newton found him at the goal line for a 30-yard score. The Panthers pushed their lead to 31-17 on Newton's 13-yard touchdown pass to Damiere Byrd with 12:24 remaining. But he started over Jonathan Stewart a week after the veteran had 103 yards rushing and three touchdowns, and proved worthy of that from the outset.

Global 22-year-old Woman Killed After An Attack By Her Dog
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Bethany Lynn Stephens' dad called the emergency services at 8pm on Thursday after she hadn't returned from walking her dogs. "It appeared the attack was a violent attack initiated by the victims' dogs while the victim was out for a walk with the dogs", James Agnew, the local sheriff in Goochland County, told Fox2.

Global 'Thousands' of emails uncovered in Trump Russia probe
Author: 0 'Thousands' of emails uncovered in Trump Russia probe

Trump has repeatedly denied accusations of collusion with Russia, though Mueller's investigation has found strong evidence of Russian meddling during the campaign and produced four criminal cases. Representative Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, said in a radio interview on Friday that the "rumor" sweeping the Capitol was that Trump plans to fire Mueller on December 22.

Global The CDC Can No Longer Use Partisan Words like
Author: 0 The CDC Can No Longer Use Partisan Words like "Transgender" or "Science-Based"

The Washington Post reported that policy analysts at the CDC were told in a meeting Thursday to not use certain words in any official documents for preparing for the budget for fiscal year 2019. In March, HHS made a decision to stop counting LGBT people in two surveys, the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and the Annual Program Performance Report for Centers for Independent Living.

Global Wreaths Across America at Seven Pines National Cemetery
Author: 0 Wreaths Across America at Seven Pines National Cemetery

Volunteers were laying wreaths at Mobile National Cemetery. "What the actual wreath laying is for is to remember, honor, and teach individuals they should remember the veterans that come before us and fallen and honor them by laying a wreath", said Shawn Howren, location coordinator.

Global United Nations blames Damascus for 'golden opportunity missed' at Syria peace talks
Author: 0 United Nations blames Damascus for 'golden opportunity missed' at Syria peace talks

Without pressure from president Bashar al-Assad's sponsors Russian Federation, or a great change on the battlefield, Assad felt no need to negotiate with an under-resourced, divided opposition. The eighth and latest round of peace talks ended in Geneva with little more than hope for a new round in January. In a statement issued by a revamped opposition delegation team in Riyadh, Ja'afari said he would not negotiate under blackmail, ahead of the talks demanded in a political transition in ...

Global Tillerson addresses North Korea threat after UN Security Council meeting
Author: 0 Tillerson addresses North Korea threat after UN Security Council meeting

Joseph Yun told reporters in Bangkok that the talks could take place without preconditions and would serve Washington's dual approach of pressure and engagement on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. North Korea is "a responsible nuclear power and a peace-loving state" that will strive to safeguard world peace, he said, making no mention of the U.S.

Author: 0 Omarosa tripped White House alarms after being fired

Manigault Newman appeared on the first season of President Trump's former NBC show " The Apprentice " and has served as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. Following her remarks, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the White House had "a really diverse team across the board" and would "continue to grow the diversity".

Author: 0 'The View' Co-Hosts Celebrate Omarosa's Termination From The Trump White House

The fiery former star of Trump's show The Apprentice will leave early next year, press secretary Sarah Sanders said . According to Omarosa , the reports of her departure have been inaccurate; on top of her insistence that she resigned of her own volition, Omarosa also said that she left the job after a conversation in the Situation Room, not the residential portion of the White House.

Global Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire
Author: 0 Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire

Cory Iverson, 32, had been with Cal Fire for eight years, according to officials. A spokesman for Cal Fire said Iverson was an engineer with the San Diego unit. That fire burned down 157 structures, most in its destructive first hours. Santa Barbara has had only a tiny amount of rain since October 1, the start of the new water year, and is more than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) below normal to date.

Global Sonia retiring only as President, not from politics : Congress
Author: 0 Sonia retiring only as President, not from politics : Congress

The opposition questioned the Election Commission for adopting a double standard after the poll body did not bar Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow, but sent a notice to Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi for an interview. She was the longest serving Congress president but was keeping unwell for quite sometime. "My role now is to retire", Sonia Gandhi told NDTV . Rahul remained as the General Secretary till January 2013, when he was elevated to the post of Congress Vice President.

Global Deadly quake collapses buildings in Java
Author: 0 Deadly quake collapses buildings in Java

Picture: APPicture: APCamera IconMotorists are stuck in traffic as they try to reach higher ground amid fears of a tsunami, following an quake in Cilacap, Central Java. Indonesian authorities reported a quake of similar magnitude off the shores of Java. Officials initially warned local residents of a potential tsunami as the first quake was followed by another a few seconds apart, roughly in the same location, but the tsunami alert was later cancelled, the country's meteorology agency ...

Global Jacob Zuma, South Africa's President, Suffers Double Court Blow
Author: 0 Jacob Zuma, South Africa's President, Suffers Double Court Blow

On Wednesday, Jacob Zuma became the first president of South Africa to be issued with a personal legal cost order. Cape Town - Civil rights body the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has welcomed Wednesday's judgment in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria which found that President Jacob Zuma must fulfil the remedial actions of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's 2016 State of Capture report.

Global PM Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari to Indian Navy
Author: 0 PM Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari to Indian Navy

Modi said India was fully alert with regard to its global, strategic and economic interests in the Indian Ocean. Commissioning of INS Kalvari, designed by France, into Indian Navy also strengthens India-France defence ties, PM Modi said. Congratulating the MDL for restarting the production line of submarines once again, Defence Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman , thanked the Yard workers, who she said "mattered high on this day".

Global Smith to take Franken's Senate seat, run in 2018
Author: 0 Smith to take Franken's Senate seat, run in 2018

Smith not only would be an immediate placeholder for Franken, but also would run in the November 2018 special election to serve out Franken's term. "Though I never anticipated this moment", Smith told reporters, "I am resolved to do everything I can to move Minnesota forward, and I will be a fierce advocate in the United States Senate for the economic opportunity and fairness".

Global Anderson Cooper's Hacked Twitter Account Called President Trump 'Pathetic Loser'
Author: 0 Anderson Cooper's Hacked Twitter Account Called President Trump 'Pathetic Loser'

That's what he's claiming after a Wednesday morning tweet mocking the U.S. President for endorsing failed Alabama Republican Senate candidate (and accused child molester) Roy Moore . "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!" CNN later released a statement saying that the tweet was made by someone who stole the phone of an assistant to Cooper.

Global Once again, Grand Rapids police point guns at a Black child
Author: 0 Once again, Grand Rapids police point guns at a Black child

Bodycam video played during the news conference shows officers searching for Manning confront Honestie, who was leaving her home to walk to the store. Cops instead detained Honestie and two other women who tried to leave the home. The cops believed the 40-year-old, who was later arrested, was dangerously armed.

Global Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem bus station
Author: 0 Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem bus station

Israeli and Palestinian claims to the city's eastern sector form the emotional core of their conflict, and Trump's announcement was seen as siding with the Israelis and has drawn wide worldwide criticism. European Union leaders, including Macron, have reiterated support for establishing an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. The government of Lebanon, which hosts about 450,000 Palestinian refugees, has condemned Trump's decision.

Global UK's Anti-Doping Allows Tyson Fury to Resume Boxing Career
Author: 0 UK's Anti-Doping Allows Tyson Fury to Resume Boxing Career

The 29-year-old is well on his way to dropping the weight he put on in his two years away from the ring and he's hoping to get a fight under his belt in April, when he will look to shake off any ring rust before setting up an all-British showdown with fellow undefeated heavyweight, Anthony Joshua , later in 2018.

Global Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks
Author: 0 Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks

The White House didn't respond to a request for comment on the derailed picks or what went wrong, but Mr. Grassley said he didn't think there was a breakdown in the Senate's own vetting process. Buzzfeed reported that Talley first offered to withdraw last week. He called transgender children part of 'Satan's plan.' There is absolutely no way any member of the LGBTQ community could expect fair judgement in any court with Mateer on the bench.

Global Tillerson: US ready for talks with North Korea 'without precondition'
Author: 0 Tillerson: US ready for talks with North Korea 'without precondition'

This marks a significant shift from the administration's previous rejection of dialogue for the sake of dialogue, and is a major windfall for North Korea, which remains fully committed to nuclear development. Kim told workers behind the latest test that his country would "victoriously advance and leap as the strongest nuclear power and military power in the world" at a conference on Tuesday, according to state news agency KCNA.

Global Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Trump Should Resign
Author: 0 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Says Trump Should Resign

The Melrose Democrat added that Gillibrand's record of standing up for women "should really terrify" Trump. "Good luck with that, ( Donald Trump .) Nevertheless, she persisted", the Democrat tweeted, alluding to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks after formally silencing her earlier this year.

Global Several injured in major gas pipeline explosion outside Vienna
Author: 0 Several injured in major gas pipeline explosion outside Vienna

Several fire brigades were called to fight the flames while rescue workers treated the injured. The incident occurred at Gas Connect Austria's hub in Baumgarten shortly before 9 a.m. The facility was "shut down in a controlled state and is offline", the company said. The shock waves of the blast have already been felt far beyond the boundaries of the station, which serves as a crucial hinge point between gas suppliers in Russian Federation and Norway and pipelines sending that gas on to ...

Global Celebrate Hanukkah with these traditional foods
Author: 0 Celebrate Hanukkah with these traditional foods

Despite gray skies and rain, Rabbi Yacov Borenstein observed the first night of Hanukkah by at a Menorah lighting on Tuesday afternoon in downtown Poughkeepsie. "Once we ignite it, it will last much longer than we think". SIDEBAR-Can we box the following (with the associated photo) to add graphic interest to the page? In the United States, the holiday has evolved into a time for giving gifts to children and friends, in some ways a Jewish alternative to Christmas.

Global Natural disaster of magnitude 6.1 strikes in Iran
Author: 0 Natural disaster of magnitude 6.1 strikes in Iran

No casualty or damage have been reported so far in the natural disaster. The 20 buildings reported damaged were mostly older structures, state media reported. Tremors felt as far as the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel. On November 12, a devastating 7.3 magnitude quake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, killing over 600 Iranians and injuring almost 10,000.

Global Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday in central Wisconsin
Author: 0 Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday in central Wisconsin

Places along and just north of I-80 will see the largest impact from late effect snow with some isolated spots, especially just off the lake, seeing totals up to 5 inches. Erie, Pennsylvania , and southwestern NY, as well as spots south of Lake Ontario, including Rochester and Syracuse , are where model guidance is dumping the heaviest accumulations.

Global Wenger Compares Manchester Derby Brawl To Sumo Wrestling, Praises 'Regular Player' Giroud
Author: 0 Wenger Compares Manchester Derby Brawl To Sumo Wrestling, Praises 'Regular Player' Giroud

Indeed, Wenger takes his squad to West Ham on Wednesday having not lost at the home of the Hammers since 2006, when he fell out with then-West Ham manager Alan Pardew over an over-zealous celebration of a later Marlon Harewood victor. When you are at a big club you have many big strikers and nobody can guarantee that you will play. Another fact is that Giroud has started every Europa League game, so he has hardly not been getting time on the pitch, which Deschamps will be aware of as well.

Global Supporters Celebrate as Ukraine Opposition Leader Saakashvili Released By Court
Author: 0 Supporters Celebrate as Ukraine Opposition Leader Saakashvili Released By Court

The court hearing drew wide media attention both in Georgia and Ukraine, as well as internationally. On December 9, prosecutors said they would ask a court to place him under house arrest with electronic monitoring pending trial. Saakashvili called for calm when police scuffled with supporters in the street outside and a smoke bomb was apparently thrown, saying that "we don't want confrontation".

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