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McCain leaves Washington for Christmas break before contentious vote on tax bill

McCain leaves Washington for Christmas break before contentious vote on tax bill McCain received treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center last week for a viral infection, Dr. Mark Gilbert said in a statement on Sunday, adding that McCain is "responding positively" to his cancer treatment. Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, a close friend of McCain, likewise said he had "not focused on the tax bill right now when it comes to Sen". Senator for South Carolina, Lindsey Graham repor... [Full Article...]

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy The Catholic Church is unlikely to yield to a royal commission's call to break the seal of confession. The decision follows the final report handed down by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on Friday and would see hundreds of survivors go without financial compensation for the heinous crimes they were subjected to. [Full Article...]

UN Votes On US' Recognition Of Jerusalem Status

UN Votes On US' Recognition Of Jerusalem Status The UN Security Council plans to vote on a draft resolution Monday rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The Security Council consists of five permanent members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., as well as 10 non-permanent members. [Full Article...]

New Mexico Bowl 2017 score: Updates on Colorado State-Marshall

New Mexico Bowl 2017 score: Updates on Colorado State-Marshall A fixture since 2006, the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque has regularly featured one of the most exciting and closely-matched contests of the opening day of the bowl calendar. Unfortunately for the Rams, they were unable to capitalize and were forced to punt 20 seconds into the second quarter. A 17-point lead was trimmed to three in six minutes as the Rams' hopes flourished. [Full Article...]

Putin Rejects Allegations of Russian Meddling in US Election

Putin Rejects Allegations of Russian Meddling in US Election Putin, in his annual press conference with hundreds of journalists in Moscow, welcomed the United States' "awareness of reality" in the crisis. The White House said the two leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very unsafe situation in North Korea". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

United Kingdom embassy worker found dead in Lebanon The expressway is a mountain road that links the coastal area of Metn north and east of Beirut with the town of Baabdat in the hills of Mount Lebanon. We are doing all we can to understand what happened. In a statement released by the Foreign Office, the family requested that the media respect their privacy "at this very hard time". [Full Article...]

Students get ultimate shopping spree in 15th annual 'Shop with a Cop'

Students get ultimate shopping spree in 15th annual 'Shop with a Cop' Members of the Orlando PD participated in their annual "shop with a cop event", where they help low income kids pick out toys for themselves and family members, thanks to Walmart. The kids were selected by law enforcement and Unity Partnership, a local organization devoted to bridging the gap between police and the community, especially among minority groups and at-risk youth. [Full Article...]

Egypt to sign deal to help resumption of Russian flights

Sokolov said that Cairo International Airport has met all aviation security requirements, while Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada airports need more work, which is the task for next year. "Articles and terms of the protocol do not violate Egypt's national sovereignty", one official said without elaborating. Putin's visit to Egypt was part of the Russian president's blitz day-trip to the region that k... [Full Article...]

Today's the day -- an asteroid will have a close call with Earth

Today's the day -- an asteroid will have a close call with Earth At that moment, Phaethon will be 6,404,655 miles (10,307,293 km) from Earth - the equivalent of 26.8 times the distance from the Earth to the moon. But humans weren't aware of its presence until later; the asteroid was first discovered in 1983. [Full Article...]

3 dead in SE Indiana plane crash

3 dead in SE Indiana plane crash He said it's not yet clear why the plane crashed. Three people and a dog were found dead among the plane's debris, police said. Witnesses reported the plane caught fire. A second dog survived the crash and showed up at a nearby residence. Indiana State Police and federal investigators are looking into the incident. ISP is going to hand off the investigation to the FAA. [Full Article...]

Central Intelligence Agency helped stop Russian Federation terror attack

Central Intelligence Agency helped stop Russian Federation terror attack Petersburg were defeated by Russia's Federal Security Service utilizing knowledge gave by the Central Intelligence Agency. The statement says Russian law-enforcement agencies were able to arrest would-be terrorists that were plotting an attack on St.Petersburg's Kazansky Cathedral and on other popular sites around the city. [Full Article...]

Strike over Teva layoffs briefly halts flights at Israel's main airport

Strike over Teva layoffs briefly halts flights at Israel's main airport On Sunday morning, Teva employees gathered outside the pharmaceutical company's offices in Jerusalem, in the coastal cities of Netanya and Ashdod, and in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva, in demonstrations that coincided with a morning strike that shuttered Israel's airports, banks, and government offices. [Full Article...]

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours NASA has discovered an eighth planet around a distant star, which means we're no longer the largest solar system we know of. Discovery of the "sizzling hot" planet further validates the us of AI and NASA data as a future research tool. [Full Article...]

Mattis Emphasizes 'Diplomatically-Led Effort' In Dealing With Iran

Mattis Emphasizes 'Diplomatically-Led Effort' In Dealing With Iran It is a little hypocritical to demagogue against Iran for backing its preferred factions in the Yemeni civil war while Saudi Arabia besieges and bombs that country with Washington's backing, the weapons the USA dumps in Syria and Iraq keep ending up in the hands of extremists, and private Saudi money funds at least as many jihadists across the Middle East as Iran's Revolutionary Guard does. [Full Article...]

Two lesbian couples tie the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings

Two lesbian couples tie the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings Right before the ceremony, Price and Laker signed the certificates to officially legalize their marriage, while seated at a long table with a decorative white tablecloth. Amy and Elise's parents both knew about the wedding, but the rest of the guests did not, thinking that it would just be a commitment ceremony. The two, who proudly embrace in the video below after being pronounced "wife and wife"... [Full Article...]

Spurlock on sexual harassment: 'I am part of the problem'

Spurlock on sexual harassment: 'I am part of the problem' I wonder, "when will they come for me?" Spurlock also has a forthcoming docu-series titled " Cultureshock " on A&E, set to premiere in 2018. Who knows. This was around 8 years ago, and it wasn't a gropy feely harassment. Morgan detailed how a former female assistant accused him of sexual harassment after he repeatedly referred to her as "hot pants" or "sex pants" in the office. [Full Article...]

GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-Election After Sexual Harassment Allegations

GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold Will Not Seek Re-Election After Sexual Harassment Allegations Farenthold's apparent change of heart came after reported pressure from House Speaker Paul Ryan , who said Thursday that the Texas Republican is making the "right decision". "The story speaks for itself", Rekola told ABC News in an email Wednesday night. Rekola also told CNN that in July 2015, just before he was about to get married, Farenthold made lewd comments about his fiancee and joked abo... [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation records show 'extreme bias' against Trump - White House

Federal Bureau of Investigation records show 'extreme bias' against Trump - White House His comments came in light of Fox News releasing text messages between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page - who both worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation - called Trump " an idiot " and feared his election in 2016. [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller now has thousands of Trump transition emails

Robert Mueller now has thousands of Trump transition emails Some members of Trump's Republican Party have already urged that a second special counsel be named to investigate Mueller's operation. The accusations by Langhofer, representing Trump's transition team, are the latest by Republicans seeking to raise doubts about the credibility of Mueller's investigation, which has already led to charges against Trump's former national security advisor and three... [Full Article...]

Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station According to the correspondent, the aircraft has now separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket. The capsule with the three crew members - NASA's Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - is scheduled to dock with the space station's Rassvet module on December 19, the USA space agency ... [Full Article...]


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