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Trump picks Price as HHS secretary; Democrats blast choice

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. A key Senate Democrat immediately criticized the choice. 2016-11-29 09:03 3KB www.wral.com

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Georgia congressman is Trump's pick for Health and Human Services

Tom Price represents Georgia's 6th congressional district. 2016-11-29 06:35 2KB rssfeeds.11alive.com

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Transcript of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's speech

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a speech to the nation, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she'll resign if parliament comes up with a plan to transfer power, her latest attempt to fend off impeachment efforts and... 2016-11-29 08:34 806Bytes article.wn.com

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“I can’t take it anymore” — Ohio State attacker said abuses of Burma’s Muslims led ...

The Ohio State University student who carried out a knife attack on campus Monday wrote in a Facebook post shortly before the rampage that the abuse of a little-known Muslim community in Burma had driven him to the “boiling point,” writing “I can’t take it anymore,” CNN... 2016-11-29 05:41 1KB article.wn.com

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Chapecoense football team tributes: World of sport pays tribute after plane crash

Real Madrid joined in with the world of sport to pay tribute to the Brazil football team that were involved in a tragic plane crash that killed 76 of the 81 people on board this morning. 2016-11-29 09:10 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Unpredictable and untested: Thailand's new king

After spending much of his life outside the public eye, Thailand's next monarch Maha Vajiralongkorn has been catapulted into the limelight as future king of... 2016-11-29 03:01 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Wildfires forcing evacuations in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

11 PM UPDATE: Motorists fleeing wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge packed roads in and out of the towns Monday night as flames and choking smoke driven by wind swept across the area. 2016-11-29 00:29 5KB rssfeeds.11alive.com

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Hundreds Of O’Hare Workers To Join “Fight For $15” Protest

Hundreds of non-union workers at O’Hare International Airport planned to go on strike Tuesday as part of a nationwide protest demanding a higher minimum wage. 2016-11-29 09:06 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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Moise wins Haiti presidential election in preliminary tally

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A political newcomer who was the chosen successor of Haiti's previous elected leader easily won a presidential election redo 2016-11-29 04:48 6KB mynorthwest.com

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Man 'wielding axe' in Hull shot and injured by police

Humberside police say 31-year-old man shot after officers were called following reports of concerns for public safety 2016-11-29 08:25 1KB www.theguardian.com

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'Moonlight' shines brightest at Gotham Awards

Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama won four categories, including best picture. 2016-11-29 02:20 1KB rssfeeds.usatoday.com

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Philippines President Duterte's advance security team bombed in volatile region — RT News

At least seven members of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s security team were injured in a roadside bombing by suspected Muslim militants. The attack comes ahead of Duterte’s visit to an area of intense battles between Islamists and government troops. 2016-11-29 05:46 2KB www.rt.com

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South American football association halts all games after Colombia crash

BOGOTA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The South American football federation suspended all games and other activities early on Tuesday after a plane crashed in Colombia... 2016-11-29 03:42 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Syrian war: 16,000 displaced from Aleppo, UN says

Up to 16,000 people have fled the violence in Syria's war-ravaged eastern Aleppo, with food stocks "practically finished" and every hospital bombed beyond use, the UN's humanitarian chief said Tuesday. 2016-11-29 08:00 5KB www.cnn.com

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Tennessee Wildfires Burn 100 Homes, Force Thousands to Flee

Out-of-control wildfires have burned 100 homes and forced thousands to flee to safer ground around the city of Gatlinburg in eastern Tennessee. The blazes intensified overnight into Tuesday, prompting officials to evacuate the city of 4,000. Residents streamed out of the area in search of shelter.... 2016-11-29 06:39 2KB abcnews.go.com

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Douglas Holtz Eakin, ex-CBO director, sees infrastructure plan path with 'dealmaker' Trump

Of President-elect Donald Trump's many campaign promises, the one with the trillion-dollar price tag might end up being an easier one to sell. 2016-11-29 07:29 3KB rss.cnn.com

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More Than 800 Lufthansa Flights Grounded As Pilots Resume Strike

German airline Lufthansa cancelled hundreds of flights on Tuesday as its pilots started two days of strikes amid a long-running pay dispute that has cost the German flagship carrier hundreds of... 2016-11-29 04:17 751Bytes article.wn.com

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North Dakota governor orders 'mandatory' evacuation of pipeline protestors

The order warns the pipeline protesters that amid rapidly approaching winter conditions, access to emergency services is no longer 'guaranteed.' 2016-11-29 08:34 3KB www.aol.com

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Oil drops amid caution over OPEC meeting; stocks mixed

The price of oil dropped and stock markets were mixed Tuesday as it became uncertain whether OPEC countries might reach an agreement to cut crude production at their meeting this week. 2016-11-29 08:58 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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The Latest: Brazilian Soccer Club Issues Brief Statement

The Latest on the Colombia plane crash involving members of a Brazilian soccer team (all times local): 2:55 a.m. Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense has issued a brief statement after the plane carrying the team crashed in Colombia. In a statement on its Facebook page,... 2016-11-29 04:12 5KB abcnews.go.com

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2016 holiday gift guide: Good-for-you gifts for a healthier 2017

From healthful kitchen gadgets to lifestyle-changing reading, registered dietitian Molly Kimball shares ideas to help you give the gift of health, wellness, and balance this season. 2016-11-29 03:00 6KB www.nola.com

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Militants storm army camp in Indian Kashmir, kill two

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Militants attacked an army base near the Indian city of Jammu on Tuesday, killing two security personnel... 2016-11-29 03:48 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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OPEC oil cut, if it comes, more face-saver than meaningful - analysts

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Oil futures slipped on Tuesday as Iran and Iraq remained at loggerheads with Saudi Arabia over an oil production cut before a long-anticip... 2016-11-29 08:20 7KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Mother overdosing in front of daughter in Family Dollar charged with child endangerment

Mandy McGowan from Salem, New Hampshire collapsed from a suspected drug overdose while in the Family Dollar store in Lawrence along with her two-year-old daughter in September. 2016-11-29 06:15 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Late push lifts Warriors past Hawks for 12th win in a row

OAKLAND — In the closing seconds of the third quarter on Monday night, Kevin Durant dribbled up the floor, spotted Ian Clark standing all alone at the three-point line and … OAKLAND — In the closing seconds of the third quarter on Monday night, Kevin Durant... 2016-11-29 02:15 2KB www.sfexaminer.com

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Burundi presidential aide wounded in assassination bid

A presidential adviser in Burundi was wounded in an assassination attempt late Monday, officials said, in the latest attack targeting allies of the country's embattled president. 2016-11-29 08:27 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Security experts join Jill Stein's recount effort

Effort seeks to force hand recount in Wisconsin; 76 reported dead in Colombia plane crash; Trump picks anti-Obamacare politician for health secretary 2016-11-29 08:56 5KB www.theguardian.com

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First Woman to Become Australia's Highest Ranking Judge

A former law firm receptionist who left school at 15 was on Tuesday named the first woman to become Australia's highest ranking judge. High Court Justice Susan Kiefel, 62, will in January become the senior judge on the seven-judge bench with the retirement of Chief Justice Robert French,... 2016-11-29 03:49 2KB abcnews.go.com

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Turkey Has Not Given up on EU but Eyeing Alternatives

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has not given up yet on the idea of EU accession but is actively pursuing alternatives. In televised remarks Tuesday, the Turkish president lamented that the "EU has insisted on hampering full membership negotiations" and insulted... 2016-11-29 08:34 1KB abcnews.go.com

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Patagonia donating its $10M in Black Friday sales to charity

Patagonia says its Black Friday "fundraiser for the Earth" has shattered expectations by bringing in $10 million in sales that will be donated to nonprofits focused on helping the environment. 2016-11-29 07:44 1KB article.wn.com

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Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyper-personalization' revenue

Nissan is going to offer internet access, safety technology and myriad accessory options the Japanese automaker calls "hyper-personalization," not only in new models but also for vehicles... 2016-11-29 01:36 1KB www.cbs46.com

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2nd day of homage to Fidel Castro to end with rally

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have been bidding farewell to Castro, pledging allegiance to his socialist ideology 2016-11-29 08:19 4KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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Westbrook with another triple-double as Thunder down Knicks

Russell Westbrook insists he is not interested in chasing history after a quickfire eighth triple-double of the season left him on track to equal Oscar Robertson's long-standing NBA 2016-11-29 00:00 2KB sports.inquirer.net

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Neil Young wants Obama to end 'violence' at pipeline protest

Neil Young is calling on President Barack Obama "to step in and end" what he calls the "violence" against protesters demonstrating against an oil pipeline being built in North Dakota on part of an Indian reservation. 2016-11-29 08:52 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Scotland leader: Keeping EU trade could require independence

Scotland's leader says her country could consider independence again if Britain withdraws from the European Union single market as part of its expected EU exit. 2016-11-29 08:56 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Emergency at Medellin Airport Over Plane Arriving From Bolivia

Medellin’s Jose Maria Cordova International Airport announced early Tuesday that their Emergency Operations Committee has been activated following an incident involving a plane that was due to arrive from Bolivia. The plane was carrying 72 passengers from Bolivia to the Colombian city, including... 2016-11-29 01:42 1KB abcnews.go.com

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The (getaway) cars of Fidel Castro

HAVANA, Cuba – Fidel Castro had a variety of vehicles during his lifetime, from American-made products like a Ford and an Oldsmobile to a British-made Land Rover. After he came to power in 1959, he showed a preference for Mercedes-Benz products. But... 2016-11-29 08:29 1KB article.wn.com

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South Korean president offers to QUIT following public outrage over a corrupt 'Rasputin' confidante who wielded government power

Park Geun-hye said she would resign if a 'safe transfer of government' can be reached by parliament amid claims her longterm friend Choi Soon-il had a say in policy despite holding no official role. 2016-11-29 06:49 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Cubans fret over life after Castro with Trump next door

From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back. But the death of "El Comandante" has... 2016-11-29 05:05 1KB article.wn.com

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France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting. ... 2016-11-29 05:48 904Bytes article.wn.com

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Iraqi Forces Assault 2 Villages South of Mosul

Iraqi forces are assaulting villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of Islamic State fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance. Several hundred fighters from the army, state-sanctioned Shiite militias and paramilitary federal police... 2016-11-29 07:16 1KB abcnews.go.com

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Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Engineers in San Francisco have tunneled underground to try and understand the sinking of the 58-story Millennium Tower. Now comes an analysis from space. The European Space Agency has released detailed data from satellite imagery that shows the skyscraper in... 2016-11-29 01:34 1KB article.wn.com

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White House: 'There has been no evidence' to support Trump's voter-fraud claim

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday brushed off President-elect Donald Trump's claim of widespread voter fraud during an election he won. 2016-11-29 05:00 1KB www.aol.com

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Trump ignores First Amendment protections, suggests jail time for flag-burning

President-elect Donald Trump proposed on Tuesday a penalty -- including possible jail time or loss of citizenship -- for burning the American flag, in spite of two US Supreme Court rulings that protect the act under the First Amendment as a form of free speech. 2016-11-29 09:05 1KB rss.cnn.com

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Intel to provide computing power for Delphi autonomous cars

DETROIT (AP) — Auto parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. has signed a deal with Intel to buy high-powered computer processors for Delphi's future autonom... 2016-11-29 01:07 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Trump Summons Romney for 2nd Look as Staffers Squabble

Donald Trump's hunt for a secretary of state is veering into dramatic terrain, with the president-elect summoning Mitt Romney back for a second look as a top aide leads a public pressure campaign against the pick. Trump has a follow-up meeting Tuesday with the 2012 GOP... 2016-11-29 06:35 5KB www.newsmax.com

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Russia eyes supplying military hardware to PH

Russia's ambassador to the Philippines said Tuesday that Moscow is not discussing a military alliance with Manila, but rather a partnership and friendship that would see Russia supply arms and transfer technology to the long-standing U. S. ally. 2016-11-29 00:00 3KB globalnation.inquirer.net

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Saudi-Iran Rivalries Could Scuttle Tentative OPEC Deal

Up to this week, chances that OPEC countries would agree to their first cut in output in eight years were looking good. Now, not so much. Saud Arabia is questioning the informal agreement made in September. And the desert kingdom, which accounts for about... 2016-11-29 09:06 5KB abcnews.go.com

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Merkel thanked by Afghan boy at party meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has moved a young Afghan boy to tears, shaking his hand after he publicly thanked her at a party meeting. 2016-11-29 08:51 1KB www.independent.ie

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Golden State Warriors extend winning streak to 12 games against the Atlanta Hawks while Russell Westbrook's third consecutive triple-double helps OKC down the New York Knicks

Golden State extended its winning streak to a dozen games by holding off Atlanta in a close finish and winning 105-100 on Monday, led by 25 points and 14 rebounds from Kevin Durant. 2016-11-29 06:08 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump won presidency but lost popular vote

Donald Trump's tweets can't erase the reality that he lost the popular vote in this month's election, according to The Associated Press' vote-counting operation. 2016-11-29 05:17 4KB www.cbs46.com

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Trek to Castro's final resting spot traces revolution's past

HAVANA (AP) -- After his band of bearded rebels won power in 1959, Fidel Castro embarked on a victory tour delivering speeches to cheering crowds stretchin 2016-11-29 03:11 5KB mynorthwest.com

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Duterte to Go Near Battle Scene Despite Wounding of 7 Guards

The Philippine president says he will proceed with a scheduled trip to a southern city against his security men's advice after an advance team of presidential guards were wounded by a roadside bomb. Military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo says the seven soldiers, including an officer, were... 2016-11-29 03:53 1KB abcnews.go.com

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In the throes of a retail hangover? It's Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is marked each year as Giving Tuesday, a national call for people to donate to charity, USA Today reports. 2016-11-29 09:03 2KB www.cnbc.com

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Uganda: 149 alleged rebels arrested after assault on palace

Uganda: 149 alleged rebels arrested after assault on palace Associated Press - 29 November 2016 07:34-05:00 News Topics: General news, Arrests, Militant groups, Territorial disputes, Tribal governments, Government and politics, Cultural preservation, Law and order, Crime... 2016-11-29 08:50 1KB article.wn.com

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Democrats look to make some deals with Trump — and divide the GOP in the bargain

Republicans became known as the “party of no” during the Obama years because of their frequent efforts to block the president’s initiatives. 2016-11-29 07:00 7KB www.latimes.com

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Price top on rent-to-own products possible, says FCA

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption 2016-11-29 00:00 4KB headlinenewstoday.net

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Central, South European Foreign Ministers Discuss Challenges

Foreign ministers from central and southeastern Europe are meeting in Warsaw to discuss challenges to the regions' security and the need for close cooperation with and within the European Union to counter various threats. EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini is to join the meeting, held... 2016-11-29 06:31 1KB abcnews.go.com

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Carmakers to build Europe network of e-charging stations

German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi and US competitor Ford said on Tuesday they would cooperate on a Europe-wide network of electric charging stations. 2016-11-29 06:40 1KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Cuba's Castro at mass rally

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Leaders of Cuba's leftist allies and other developing countries descend on Havana on Tuesday for a mass rally comme... 2016-11-29 05:42 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Appnique’s New Smart Keyword Discovery Tool Helps App Marketers Drive Volume and Quality Through

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Appnique, a leader in audience targeting for app marketers, today... 2016-11-29 08:47 4KB www.prnewswire.com

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DRG and Zephyr Health Announce Partnership to Optimize the Commercial and Market Access Experience

BURLINGTON, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group (DRG), a leading provider... 2016-11-29 07:00 1020Bytes www.prnewswire.com

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Breakthrough in Aleppo saves 80,000 civilians – Russian military — RT News

This week has brought a breakthrough for the Russian-backed Syrian operation to retake eastern Aleppo, allowing humanitarian relief to be brought to tens of thousands of civilians living in the captured districts, the Russian Defense Ministry said. 2016-11-29 07:38 3KB www.rt.com

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South Africa is doing well‚ despite hurdles: Finance Minister

Despite a few “hurdles” currently facing the country‚ the positives going for it “far” outweigh them‚ Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. 2016-11-29 07:30 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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Why we can’t — and shouldn’t — ignore Donald Trump’s tweets

He's the soon-to-be leader of the free world. Everything he says matters, no matter how questionable. 2016-11-29 03:00 6KB www.washingtonpost.com

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BoE's monetary actions have helped stimulate economy -Hammond

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Actions taken by the Bank of England have had a positive impact in stimulating Britain's economy since the June 23 vote to leave t... 2016-11-29 08:24 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Utes fall at home to No. 18 Butler, 68-59

SALT LAKE CITY - A balanced Butler team defeated the Utah Utes on Monday night at the Jon Huntsman Center, 68-59. Lorenzo Bonam had 17 points for the Utes and Kyle Kuzma added 21. The Bulldogs 2016-11-29 00:05 943Bytes www.deseretnews.com

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Anne Keothavong replaces Judy Murray as Great Britain's Fed Cup captain

Anne Keothavong will complete a journey from the public park tennis courts of Hackney to the highest profile job in British women's tennis after being named GB Fed Cup Captain. 2016-11-29 07:40 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Luxembourg PM says Britain can't 'have cake and eat it' over EU

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said Britain cannot "have its cake and eat it" and ruled out any transitional Brexit deal with the EU if negotiations are not completed in two years. 2016-11-29 07:10 4KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Mkhwebane 'very disrespectful' of SABC inquiry – Ndlozi

MPs have registered their dissatisfaction with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's response to a request to appear before Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the SABC. 2016-11-29 06:32 3KB www.news24.com

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Fewer North Korean workers entering China border

ReutersDANDONG, China (Reuters) — A labor agent sat in his bus on a recent frigid morning, waiting to cross the “Friendship Bridge” at China’s main border post with North Korea. He had come to pick up migrant workers and take them to jobs in factories... 2016-11-29 08:34 834Bytes article.wn.com

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Palestinian Fatah movement opens leadership conference

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement are gathering in the West Bank for a special leadership... 2016-11-29 07:04 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Technical Reports on IT Services Equities -- Atlassian, Unisys, Wipro, and Syntel

NEW YORK, November 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stock-Callers.com is currently looking at four equities in the... 2016-11-29 08:30 971Bytes www.prnewswire.com

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Copper drops while lead and zinc slip from peaks as rally loses steam

By Jan Harvey LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Copper fell on Tuesday and lead and zinc slipped from the previous session's multi-year peaks as investors cashed in... 2016-11-29 07:34 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Group to push for $15 hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts

A group that led a successful fight to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts is now looking to boost it even higher. 2016-11-29 01:14 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Brazil's Oi says Dutch units may face bankruptcy process

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Brazilian phone company Oi SA said on Tuesday a court status protecting two Dutch subsidiaries from creditors could turn into a... 2016-11-29 09:03 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Japan Tobacco shakes up management to spur global growth

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco, the world's third-largest tobacco company, announced management changes on Tuesday designed to accelerate the growt... 2016-11-29 08:53 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Trump might be stuck with NAFTA

After attacking the North American Free Trade Agreement repeatedly during his campaign, Donald Trump notably failed to include NAFTA on his agenda for his first day in the Oval Office. Perhaps he has learned that the Constitution prevents the president from terminating our trade agreements by himself. 2016-11-29 08:00 6KB www.latimes.com

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Tokyo pledges to keep 2020 Olympic rowing event in the capital

City governor’s commitment comes after she vowed to cut spiralling costs of hosting next summer Games 2016-11-29 06:59 5KB www.theguardian.com

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Cologne police prepare giant New Year's Eve security operation featuring helicopters, mounted police and trained 'sex assault' officers following last year's gang rapes

A group of experts from state and federal police have come together in an operation called 'Silvester' to analyse last year's events and decide how best to minimise the risks of a repeat this year. 2016-11-29 06:29 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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China blue-chip index set to rise for 7th session; HK flats

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China's blue-chip CSI300 index is on track to rise for a seventh straight day, as investors, led by insurers, bet on modestly-va... 2016-11-29 00:49 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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France working with Britain to draft UN resolution on chemical weapons

MINSK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - France is working with Britain to draft a United Nations resolution on chemical weapons as quickly as possible, the French foreign... 2016-11-29 09:10 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid not available to British fans as La Liga showdown falls during live TV blackout

La Liga confirmed the match will get under way at 3.15pm, and a UK rule prevents live football from being televised between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturdays. 2016-11-29 09:06 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Chernobyl disaster site enclosed by shelter to prevent radiation leaks

Ukraine plant’s reactor four, scene of worst nuclear accident in history in 1986, covered with airtight structure after years of work 2016-11-29 09:01 5KB www.theguardian.com

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Tiffany's 3Q profit rises on sales in Asia

Tiffany & Co. on Tuesday reported a 4.5 percent rise in third-quarter profit as higher sales in Asia offset weakness in the U. S. and Europe. 2016-11-29 08:57 2KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Heckler & Koch to stop selling arms to non-NATO countries — RT Business

German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch will no longer supply countries outside NATO, reports the DPA news agency. The company is reportedly facing difficulties in obtaining government approval for such contracts. 2016-11-29 08:56 2KB www.rt.com

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Oops! Did this staffer just accidentally reveal Britain's Brexit strategy?

An aide to senior Conservative MP Mark Field was photographed with handwritten notes leaving the government department on Brexit. 2016-11-29 08:50 3KB rss.cnn.com

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Mahler manuscript sells for record $5.6 million in London

Mahler manuscript sells for record $5.6 million in London Associated Press - 29 November 2016 07:05-05:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Arts and collectibles auctions, Record setting events, Classical music, Orchestral music... 2016-11-29 08:50 1KB article.wn.com

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Anti-US Facebook Rant, Terror Propaganda Eyed as Motive in OSU Attack

As students on the Ohio State University campus head back to class this morning, authorities investigating yesterday’s attack that left 11 people injured are saying that all signs point to an attack inspired by terror propaganda and carried out by a young man who – until yesterday – seemed... 2016-11-29 08:44 5KB abcnews.go.com

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Feds show no 'Love' for New York roadway signs

The Federal Highway Administration isn't showing any "Love" for some tourism signs along New York highways. Officials with the FHA and the New York state Department of Transportation will meet... 2016-11-29 08:44 714Bytes article.wn.com

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2.3
Women Charged With Stealing Packages At Wheaton Apartment Complex

Shannon K. Madera and Erin L. Fessler, both 41, were arrested Nov. 8 in connection with multiple packages reported missing from a secured mail area of the Wheaton Center apartment complex in the 0-100 block of Wheaton Center, according to a statement from Wheaton police. 2016-11-29 08:21 1KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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0.4
Cold front expected in US-Cuba ties under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump marked the first day of official mourning for Fidel Castro with a tweeted threat: If Cuba wasn't willing to make "a better deal" for Cubans and Americans, he'd reverse nascent US-Cuba ties. 2016-11-29 07:50 8KB rss.cnn.com

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0.0
European Commission should focus on budgets, not stimulus, Dijsselbloem says

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The European Commission should focus on enforcing European Union budget rules rather than proposing fisca... 2016-11-29 07:40 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.9
Hoping to salvage democracy, Tunisia woos foreign investors

International investors are converging on Tunisia as the government tries to drum up billions of dollars to keep its young democracy from falling into economic collapse. 2016-11-29 07:36 1KB www.cbs46.com

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0.7
Chernobyl shelter safely placed over exploded reactor

A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world. 2016-11-29 07:11 1KB www.independent.ie

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4.2
Samsung Electronics considers structural split as investor pressure builds

Samsung Electronics said it will increase dividends and consider splitting itself. 2016-11-29 07:02 4KB www.cnbc.com

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7.7
Congress Can Help Retired Coal Workers Now

A new bill would shore up health and pension benefits, without costing taxpayers. 2016-11-29 07:00 1KB www.bloomberg.com

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2.5
Evan Rachel Wood shares her letter about sexual assault, a day after confessing she has been raped TWICE

Evan Rachel Wood refuses to feel 'ashamed' after revealing she has been sexually assaulted. 2016-11-29 06:59 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.3
Tories have 16-pt lead over Labour and highest vote share for 7 years, poll suggests - Politics live

Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen 2016-11-29 06:44 7KB www.theguardian.com

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1.2
Boeing becomes latest casualty of EU-US trade spat — RT Business

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled special tax exemption granted for the production of Boeing’s newest long-haul jetliner contravenes international trade rules. 2016-11-29 06:44 2KB www.rt.com

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0.8
Belgian police help break major drug, money laundering ring

Belgian authorities say they have helped to break up a major international drug and money-laundering ring, detaining seven people and seizing millions of euros, vehicles and firearms. 2016-11-29 06:41 1KB www.heraldonline.com

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2.1
Ice Bucket That Sparked Charity Blitz Comes to Smithsonian

The bucket of ice that sparked a viral social-media campaign has a new home at the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History is opening a new exhibit on the history of philanthropy on Tuesday. A showcase item will be the blue bucket that was used to... 2016-11-29 06:28 1KB abcnews.go.com

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2.5
Man Charged With Plotting Terror Attack to Appear in Court

A North Carolina man accused of plotting a U. S. terror attack that he discussed with a member of the Islamic State group is scheduled to appear in federal court for a plea hearing. Court documents say the hearing for 20-year-old Justin Sullivan is scheduled... 2016-11-29 06:18 1KB abcnews.go.com

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1.7
House panel approves revival of death penalty

The House of Representatives' justice committee will soon start deliberating on a bill to reinstate the death penalty, after a sub-panel approved the proposal on Tuesday. During a hearing by the judicial reforms subcommittee, six congressmen voted to submit a substitute bill re-imposing capital... 2016-11-29 00:00 2KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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0.8
Lose weight and stop smoking or face op delay, patients to be told

The Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group announced that patients with a BMI of 30 will be asked to lose weight or face a 12-month delay for routine surgery. 2016-11-29 06:15 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.2
BT says still working with Ofcom to agree Openreach deal

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - BT said it would continue to work with UK telecoms regulator Ofcom to find an agreed solution for its networks division Openreach,... 2016-11-29 05:12 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.5
Slumping Manchester United pursue League Cup 'revenge'

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says his side will be out for 2016-11-29 04:31 3KB www.timeslive.co.za

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0.5
Efforts to save the Cheat River chart clearer course forward

PRESTON COUNTY, W. Va. (AP) — The Cheat River flows pale green and slate gray, glistening in the sunshine as it gathers speed, turns to whitewater and drops b... 2016-11-29 04:12 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Penn State will test Wisconsin's dominating defense

After watching his team's defense pummel quarterback Mitch Leidner and reduce Minnesota's offense into a JV unit, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst didn't want to sound arrogant. 2016-11-29 04:00 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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2.6
Ennis scores 18 as No. 23 Oregon rallies past Boise St 68-63

Growing pains are nothing new for the oldest veteran on Oregon's roster, who may have finally found his comfort zone. 2016-11-29 03:52 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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1.7
Iranian ship aims gun at US Navy helicopter in Strait of Hormuz – Pentagon — RT News

A small Iranian vessel pointed a gun at a US Navy helicopter in the Straits of Hormuz, Pentagon officials said. The incident, which took place in international waters, is likely to exacerbate the mutual animosity between the two countries’ militaries. 2016-11-29 03:21 3KB www.rt.com

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2.7
Tarasenko scores at 3:24 of OT to lift Blues past Stars

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 3:24 of overtime to lift the Blues to a 4-3 victory over Dallas on Monday, moving within two points... 2016-11-29 03:10 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.5
Samsung to boost dividends, review corporate structure

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it will increase shareholder returns and review its corporate structure as investors step up pressure to reform the South Korean tech giant's governance structure following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The South Korean company said... 2016-11-29 01:34 1KB article.wn.com

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0.0
McIntosh ignites Northwestern in 65-58 win over Wake Forest

Bryant McIntosh's early season shooting slump finally ended. 2016-11-29 01:32 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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4.7
Windsor: Credit Caldwell for Lions’ grace under fire, comeback wins

Detroit’s seven come-from-behind wins aren’t by accident, they’re a result of the example set by its head coach 2016-11-29 00:55 4KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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3.1
German inflation unchanged in November, weaker than expected

BERLIN, Nov 29 (Reuters) - German annual inflation remained unchanged unexpectedly in November, data showed on Tuesday, in a sign that price pressures are st... 2016-11-29 09:03 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.6
Australia, South Africa launch new European season

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Less than two weeks after Henrik Stenson bagged a $1.25 million bonus for finishing top of the money list, a new European Tour sea... 2016-11-29 08:48 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
US STOCKS-Futures slightly higher ahead of economic data

By Tanya Agrawal Nov 29 (Reuters) - U. S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday, a day after stocks posted their worst performance in nearly a m... 2016-11-29 08:24 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.0
Braless Amy Adams displays cleavage in sophisticated suit at Gotham Awards in New York

Amy Adams, 42, lent her support to the independent film scene when she attended the annual Gotham IFP Awards on Monday night at New York's Cipriani. 2016-11-29 06:38 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.2
Turkish PM says close to finalising work on constitutional reform bill

ANKARA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party is close to finalising its proposal on constitutional reform and will meet with the nationalist oppositio... 2016-11-29 05:51 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.9
Southern African drought hurts Omnia's first-half profit

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - South African chemicals and fertiliser maker Omnia Holdings reported a 25 percent drop in half-year profit on Tuesday hit by... 2016-11-29 05:51 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
China c.bank rejects media report that some mortgage lending suspended

BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Tuesday rejected a media report which said the central bank had told some banks in cities wi... 2016-11-29 05:37 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
China forex regulator tightens controls to stem capital outflows-sources

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China is stepping up measures to stem capital outflows after the yuan currency skidded to more than eight-year lows, s... 2016-11-29 04:09 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Japan's Idemitsu JV plans to expand LPG use at naphtha cracker

TOKYO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Japan's Idemitsu Kosan said on Tuesday its joint venture with Mitsui Chemicals would conduct work to expand the processing of propa... 2016-11-29 03:42 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Clean energy gains ground - but old dirty habits die hard

By Laurie Goering LONDON, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar power is becoming so cheap so fast that in Abu Dhabi it's now less costly to produce a... 2016-11-29 09:03 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.3
UniCredit invites 10 banks for cash call consortium - sources

MILAN, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Italian lender UniCredit has sent invitation letters to 10 banks to form the consortium for its planned multi-billion euro capital... 2016-11-29 08:22 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Kaupthing to put UK's Oasis and Warehouse up for sale - sources

By Dasha Afanasieva and Pamela Barbaglia LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Failed Icelandic bank Kaupthing is looking to sell off British high street retailers incl... 2016-11-29 08:06 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.2
Dog on the trail of a man who fled police finds the gun he dropped

The man was arrested on several outstanding warrants. 2016-11-29 07:24 1KB www.mlive.com

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0.6
No agreement to scrap arrest warrant plan vs De Lima – Alvarez

What agreement? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Tuesday afternoon that they could still issue a warrant of arrest against Senator Leila de Lima should she refuse to heed a show-cause order released by the House of Representatives for her refusal to appear at a congressional hearing on... 2016-11-29 00:00 2KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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3.0
Cross Takes Its Place, Temporarily, Atop Shrine at World Trade Center

It will be replaced with a permanent cross when the St. Nicholas National Shrine, in Lower Manhattan, opens in the first half of 2018. 2016-11-29 01:15 5KB www.nytimes.com

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1.7
Justin Bieber looks worse for wear as he joins 'daddy-to-be' Liam Payne at I Am Bolt party

The chilly winter season is not always the most fruitful when it comes to fashion. But Justin turned that concept on its head after he won plenty of stares in his adventurously fashion forward ensemble. 2016-11-29 04:17 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.1
Theresa May is making the same mistake that Syriza did The £6bn-a-year cost of cutting immigration

She is overestimating her leverage, and underestimating the EU's willingness to suffer economic damage. 2016-11-29 15:12 10KB www.newstatesman.com

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1.1
Slovak Republic - Factors To Watch on Nov 29

BRATISLAVA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (... 2016-11-29 04:22 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.1
'I know that he is there for me for everything': Katie Price comes out in support of her stepfather as he stands trial accused of raping a woman on a drunken night out

The former glamour model described Paul Price, 53, as a 'fun, loving, model father' as he stands trial at Chichester Crown Court accused of raping a woman twice in March 2015, which he denies. 2016-11-29 09:06 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.8
Tunisia wins billion-dollar pledges for ailing economy

Qatar and France promised more than a billion dollars in financial support for Tunisia at an investment conference Tuesday aimed at reviving the country's st... 2016-11-29 09:05 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.3
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. 'I Am Bolt' movie offers glimpse into sprinter's racing life Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt swaps ... 2016-11-29 09:03 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
Ed Balls to dust off his dancing shoes for Strictly live anniversary tour

Ed Balls will waltz across the country when he takes part in Strictly Come Dancing's 10th anniversary live tour in 2017. The fan favourite, who was eliminate... 2016-11-29 09:01 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Airbus Group to cut net total of 934 jobs - trade union

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs, including the closure of a site at Suresnes just outside Paris, said... 2016-11-29 08:09 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.4
Vegans call for Bank of England to SCRAP new £5 notes because they contain animal fat

Responding to a question on Twitter, the UK's central bank confirmed that the notes contain tallow, a substance made from animal fat often used in soap and candles. 2016-11-29 07:52 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.3
US will reportedly take only up to 400 refugees under Australia deal

Australian immigration minister denies figure in Sky News report but won’t reveal any specifics for fear of helping people smugglers 2016-11-29 05:18 6KB www.theguardian.com

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4.3
WATCH: I won't speak about NEC - Derek Hanekom

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has avoided questions about the ANC NEC meeting that took place over the weekend. 2016-11-29 04:32 779Bytes www.news24.com

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3.7
Walker and Lamb lead Hornets past Grizzlies, 104-85

Charlotte reserve center Spencer Hawes walked by the lockers of Hornets guards Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb with words of praise. 2016-11-29 02:07 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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0.0
These are the annual salaries of Houston ISD high school principals

Educating thousands of children is a tough task, but the district manages the task partially because of the individual leadership found at each high school campus. 2016-11-29 01:30 1KB www.chron.com

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0.5
Touched by an Angel! Kelly Gale puts on an affectionate display with beau Johannes Jarl ahead of the Victoria's Secret show in Paris

With just one day to go before the annual runway event, the 21-year-old Australian model seemed to be doing some last-minute promotion, draping herself in a vest that read Victoria's Secret Paris. 2016-11-29 09:12 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.0
Angela Merkel BLOCKED an attempt by Theresa May to end questions over EU nationals right to stay in Britain after Brexit before Christmas

Mrs May suggested a quick deal could be done in time for the EU summit on December 15 that guaranteed the post-Brexit rights of Britons in EU countries and EU citizens in the UK. 2016-11-29 09:09 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.9
Some Protesters Arrested At National Minimum-Wage Rally In Manhattan

Participants chanted "We shall not be moved.'' Signs said "We won't back down'' and "Strike for $15 and our future.'' 2016-11-29 09:08 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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2.0
'Female power looks like us': Helen Mirren, 71, showcases her flawless complexion and talks about 'real beauty' alongside Nicole Kidman, 49, and Uma Thurman, 46, at Pirelli 2017 calendar launch in Paris

Helen Mirren is one of the faces of the Pirelli 2017 calendar - known for breaking the mould with their 2016 offering. 2016-11-29 09:08 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.7
Carl Frampton claims BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is 'anti-Northern Ireland and anti-boxing'

WBA featherweight champ Frampton questioned why at least one of he, World Superbike champions Jonathan Rea and three-time Paralympic gold medalist Bethany Firth was not included. 2016-11-29 09:07 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.7
Indonesian lower court rejects bid to protect prized forest

An Indonesian court has rejected a case brought by Acehnese community leaders who want one of the country's most prized tropical forests to be protected from exploitation by mining and plantation companies. 2016-11-29 09:07 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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0.0
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski sell their California home for $2.75M

It was recently revealed that they quietly moved with their two daughters from California to the New York City's Park Slope neighbourhood in Brooklyn. 2016-11-29 09:06 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.6
Victor Lindelof agent drops big hint defender could leave Benfica for Manchester United

The agent of potential Manchester United target Victor Lindelof has said, 'there is no smoke without fire', in regards to speculation over the player's future. 2016-11-29 09:05 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.2
Dutch banks can withstand higher capital requirements- central bank

AMSTERDAM, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Dutch banks are more than ready to withstand a possible hit from higher capital requirements being discussed by the Basel Commi... 2016-11-29 09:04 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.9
Good Samaritan is shot dead after intervening in a domestic violence row in the parking lot of a Walmart

Teles Juarez, pictured, is accused of shooting dead Good Samaritan Isidro Zarate, 39, outside a Walmart store in San Antonio during last week's Black Friday sales. 2016-11-29 09:04 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.0
Goldman Sachs sees STOXX 600 gaining 6 pct in 12 months

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs expects the pan-European STOXX 600 index to rise by nearly 6 percent from current levels to 360 points over the next... 2016-11-29 09:03 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.5
Want a long and healthy life? You might want to think about living in RUTLAND! East Mids spot gets top ratings for healthy lifespan

Baby boys born in the quiet East Mids county can expect to be in good health for more time than anywhere else in the country. 2016-11-29 09:03 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Atletico Madrid fan suing UEFA after claiming Real Madrid's Champions League final goal was offside

An Atletico Madrid supporter is suing UEFA for £1,400 damages and losses after Sergio Ramos scored a controversial goal for their bitter rivals Real Madrid in last season's Champions League final. 2016-11-29 09:02 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.9
Farm workers recreate Mission Impossible to pick up rubbish from poo pit

Boss Graham Glover filmed madcap Mark Winnie as he was lowered over the pit to fetch some polystyrene, while another colleague operated the machinery. They had been working on a private farm in Wales. 2016-11-29 09:02 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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97.3
3 murder warrants issued for SC man sheriff said killed 7

Todd Kohlhepp, 45, has been accused of the killings of Charles Carver, Megan McCraw-Coxiw and Johnny Coxie after their bodies were discovered in South Carolina. 2016-11-29 09:01 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.8
Cumberland teacher transferred after racial slur report

A Cumberland County high school teacher has been reassigned to the district office after officials investigated a report that she used a racial slur about a student. 2016-11-29 09:01 1KB www.wral.com

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0.5
'They want to get their own back on Channel Seven': Waleed Aly says network rivalry is behind Channel Nine's threat to sue New Idea over Karl Stefanovic marriage split stories

Karl Stefanovic and Channel 9's threats to sue New Idea magazine is way of getting back at rivals Channel 7, which is owned by New Idea's parent company, Waleed Aly has said. 2016-11-29 09:01 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Putin steps back into OPEC production fray

After deferring to his energy minister, the Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin was reviewing production proposals with OPEC member Iran. 2016-11-29 09:00 2KB www.upi.com

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0.5
Hello Coach O and come on down Lane Kiffin: Your LSU football questions answered

The hiring of Ed Orgeron as LSU's head coach and who LSU will hire as offensive coordinator dominated Monday's chat with LSU/SEC columnist Ron Higgins. But Leonard Fournette did sneak briefly into the discussion. 2016-11-29 09:00 1KB www.nola.com

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Recapping Week 12 and looking ahead: Q&A recap with Herbie Teope

Highlighting select questions from postgame chat 2016-11-29 09:00 1KB www.nola.com

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0.2
California university leaders urge Trump to embrace students who are in the U. S. illegally

Leaders of California’s three systems of public higher education sent a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday urging him to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation. 2016-11-29 09:00 9KB www.latimes.com

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2.2
China's Tianjin Teda target Brazil midfielder Elias

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 29 : Sporting Lisbon midfielder Elias could be the latest Brazil international to join a Chinese Super League club, according to media reports. [NK Sports] Xinhua quoted Brazilian publication Uol Esporte as saying that Tianjin Teda officials have met with... 2016-11-29 09:00 1002Bytes article.wn.com

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1.3
How Trump’s plans will impact your year-end money moves

This year's checklist of best year-end tax-preparation and investment practices remains the same, though things may change under Trump. 2016-11-29 08:59 6KB www.cnbc.com

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0.0
Moussa Sissoko has flopped at Tottenham after £30m move from Newcastle on transfer deadline day... but why is anyone surprised?

CRAIG HOPE: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Moussa Sissoko has not lived up to expectations at Spurs. Really? How high were those expectations in the first place? 2016-11-29 08:56 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.2
Barca captain Iniesta fit for Clasico

BARCELONA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is available to play against Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season on Saturday at the... 2016-11-29 08:55 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.2
Liverpool news: Jordan Henderson has completed most passes of any Premier League midfielder

Liverpool have won plaudits for their attacking enterprise under Jurgen Klopp this season, but the statistics suggest there is more to their resurgence than meets the eye. 2016-11-29 08:54 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Spurs mad father-of-two, 43, who spent four years and £15,000 building the ultimate tribute to Tottenham Hotspur in his back garden is crowned the winner of Britain's best man cave

Darron Stump's games room homage to Tottenham Hotspur at his home in East London has been voted the best man cave in the UK after a public vote. 2016-11-29 08:53 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.3
Syrian girl’s harrowing tweets resonate online

Reuters LONDON (Reuters) — A seven-year-old Syrian girl, whose depictions of daily life in Aleppo have gained a large Twitter following, has sent harrowing messages describing the bombardment of her house as government forces advance on rebel-held parts of the city. Bana... 2016-11-29 08:52 843Bytes article.wn.com

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1.9
House majority leader calls Trump 'Lincolnesque' for considering critic Romney for Cabinet

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tells CNBC he gives Donald Trump credit for even meeting with Mitt Romney. 2016-11-29 08:51 1KB www.cnbc.com

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4.0
Thriving on raw eggs, world's oldest person marks 117th birthday in Italy

Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday. 2016-11-29 08:51 2KB www.aol.com

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0.0
Fewer people attend NC furniture market down since LGBT law

HIGH POINT, N. C. (AP) -- Fewer people are attending a world-renowned furniture market in North Carolina, where state law defines which bathrooms people can 2016-11-29 08:50 2KB mynorthwest.com

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2.9
India's tax dodgers can keep half their wealth if they declare it

The Indian government's tax amnesty scheme for 'black money' hoarders comes amid the country's cash crisis 2016-11-29 08:47 2KB rss.cnn.com

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Australian troops in Libya downed whiskey and smiled holding Nazi flags during War World II

Australian Flight Lieutenant Wilfred Stanley Arthur (pictured) holds a Nazi flag and celebrates with a bottle after shooting down enemy planes in Libya during World War II. This 1941 image is now publicly available. 2016-11-29 08:47 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.2
Beautiful cat which lost BOTH its ears to infection after being abandoned has found a new home and internet fame thanks to his own Instagram account

An abandoned cat who lost both ears to infection has found a home in Maryland in the US. Otitis, a 10-year-old domestic white shorthair, was adopted by student Molly Lichtenwalner. 2016-11-29 08:47 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Gardener demands council apology after CCTV catches workers mowing down the flower bed he'd nurtured for 14 YEARS

Martin French arrived home to find that all of the flowers had been destroyed and removed from the flowerbed (pictured) outside his home in Otford, Kent. 2016-11-29 08:46 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Brexit won't hit economy as much as 2008 recession, IFS think-tank believes

The hit to the UK economy as a result of Brexit is unlikely to be 2016-11-29 08:45 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Disabled man sues dance company over wheelchair ban

Fred Walden, from Oxford, says he was told to stop dancing at a Jive Addiction event in London last year after it was claimed his wheels were marking the floor. 2016-11-29 08:44 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Altamirano resigns as NU head coach

Coach Eric Altamirano has bid National University goodbye. After the Bulldogs fell out of the Final Four for the first time in five years, the 50-year-old mentor resigned from his post as the 2016-11-29 00:00 1KB sports.inquirer.net

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British Film Institute to Sharpen Focus on Young, Digital, Regions

The British Film Institute unveiled its five-year strategy Tuesday with objectives that include increased spending outside of London, a drive to encourage 16-30 year olds to watch more British inde… 2016-11-29 08:41 4KB variety.com

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Larry Wilmore signs deal with ABC Studios

Three months after Comedy Central axed “The Nightly Show,” its host, Larry Wilmore, has signed a multi-year deal 2016-11-29 08:40 1KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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Nebraska AP high school football rankings

The final Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record and previous week's ranking. (NR-not ranked last week). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha... 2016-11-29 08:36 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Government unveils national emergency response unit for victims of gender-based violence

The Social Development department has unveiled the National Emergency Response Team (NERT)‚ a mobile service that consists of social workers and psychologists specialising in trauma counselling to counter the relentless scourge of violence against women and children. 2016-11-29 08:31 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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Group of adults in Kazakhstan filmed mocking naked child in sub-zero conditions

The mobile phone clip was posted on Kazakhstan video sharing sites, showing a naked and somewhat chubby little boy, no older than three, outside in the freezing conditions. 2016-11-29 08:28 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Ex-El Rukn Killer Denies Testimony That Aided City Led To Freedom

A former El Rukn general and killer suspected of hatching a secret deal for early release testified Monday that “there wasn’t nothing in it” for him when he helped the city of Chicago defend a lawsuit brought by a man he was once convicted beside. 2016-11-29 08:27 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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Analysis: Will Amona lead to a war crimes showdown with the ICC?

How would the passage of the currently-debated Legalizations Bill impact Israeli leaders and settlement leaders before the International Criminal Court? 2016-11-29 08:26 7KB www.jpost.com

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Eastern European teenager is selling her virginity for £850k to buy a home for her parents

Aleexandra Kefren is only 18 but she is hoping to have sex for the first time with the highest bidder. The teen, believed to be from eastern Europe, wants to raise £850,000. 2016-11-29 08:22 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Arrested Russian minister wanted state to cede control over Rosneft: sources

By Alexander Winning MOSCOW, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev privately argued to colleagues in government that the state... 2016-11-29 08:20 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Official North Carolina governor results may take more time

State law directs North Carolina's election board to meet Tuesday to identify the winner of the close governor's race and certify scores of other Election Day results, but that won't happen. That's because the panel faces multiple obstacles that will likely take a week... 2016-11-29 08:19 5KB www.wral.com

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2 alleged drug pushers killed in shootout with cops in Danao

Two suspected drug pushers were killed in an alleged shootout with the police during a buy-bust operation at Sitio Ilaya, Barangay Guinacot in Danao City, northern Cebu past 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Omar Miculo Baguio, who was the target of the buy bust... 2016-11-29 00:00 1KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Fyffes melons at centre of labour abuse claims from Honduran workers

Labourers in deprived region complain of poor conditions and say multinational has blocked efforts to form a trade union, allegations denied by Fyffes 2016-11-29 08:18 12KB www.theguardian.com

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Wes Anderson makes more adverts than movies – how does his H&M Christmas commercial measure up? Why John Berger is the least theoretical Marxist on Earth

The film director dabbles in advertising yet again, showing that his signature quirk can sell products as well as seduce audiences. 2016-11-29 15:12 15KB www.newstatesman.com

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DA Cannizzaro's office reinstated to home invasion case involving Judge Laurie White

Both defendant Joshua Stemle and victim Judge Laurie White had wanted DA Leon Cannizzaro's office off their home invasion case out of concern they wouldn't get a fair trial. 2016-11-29 08:15 5KB www.nola.com

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Iran calls U. S. military behaviour in Gulf "unprofessional"

BEIRUT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The U. S. military presence in the Gulf poses the main risk of conflict in the region, an Iranian military official said on Tuesday... 2016-11-29 08:13 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Car barrel rolls after being hit by bicycle near Newcastle but driver is uninjured

The car (top) swerves to avoid the cycle (left) and rolls 540 degrees - one turn and a half - as it comes off the bank by the side of the road, landing on its side by the A19 near Newcastle. 2016-11-29 08:13 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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12 reasons to be thankful for Michigan's economy (and 3 things to watch)

Here's where our state stands. 2016-11-29 08:10 776Bytes www.mlive.com

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Events planned to mark 50th anniversary of Morrell sinking

The freighter Daniel J. Morrell sunk after a storm on Lake Huron claiming the lives of 28 crewmen in 1966. 2016-11-29 08:09 1KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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Former village clerk takes plea deal in theft case

A former village clerk in south-central Nebraska has taken a plea deal in her theft case. 2016-11-29 08:09 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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American Red Cross Chicago Chapter 's Fundraiser

The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois' annual Telethon event will be held on Tuesday, November 29 at CBS. The funds raised by this event will go directly to support the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face... 2016-11-29 15:14 919Bytes cbschicago.com

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Hesta Organic Gift sets, A more Comportable, Drier and ECO-Friendly Christmas

Hesta Organic, a company dedicated to producing eco-friendly, natural and reusable menstrual pads, incontinence pads, panty liners and underwear, has introduced a special festive sale on its gift sets. The gift sets include four different size pads , a handmade, stylish... 2016-11-29 08:07 3KB article.wn.com

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Fawu to embark on rolling mass action against EU chicken and the sugar tax

In Cape Town‚ it will be about “the dumping of poultry products by the European Union (EU)”; in Durban‚ it’s to “protest the pending sugar tax”. 2016-11-29 08:07 896Bytes www.timeslive.co.za

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Bank Hapoalim Chairman Seroussi to step down at year-end

JERUSALEM, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Israel's Bank Hapoalim chairman, Yair Seroussi, will step down at the end of the year after the lender was reprimanded for fail... 2016-11-29 08:05 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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The Cheapest and Best Pet Insurance for Dogs

Your 4-legged friend is a source of such happiness on an everyday basis. And this happiness is replaced by worry only when your dog falls ill or needs medical attention of some kind. But when you have bought the best possible insurance policy for your pet then... 2016-11-29 08:03 3KB article.wn.com

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Katie Price flaunts her curves in thigh-grazing mini with husband Kieran Hayler

The 38-year-old former glamour model wasn't shy in flaunting her honed figure as she slipped into a white thigh-grazing mini as she left the venue looking bleary-eyed on Saturday. 2016-11-29 08:02 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Italy vote may surprise markets for worse: James Saft

By James Saft Nov 29 (Reuters) - Italy's Sunday vote on government reform will likely be 2016's third major victory for anti-globalization sentiment. It m... 2016-11-29 08:01 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Tokyo Savors Title of City With Most Michelin-Star Restaurants

A total of 12 Tokyo restaurants gained the highest three-star rating and 227 restaurants in the city had at least one star, putting Japan’s capital far ahead of No. 2 Kyoto and No. 3 Paris. 2016-11-29 08:00 1KB www.wsj.com

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WIDER IMAGE-Spanish Civil War ruins offer lesson on cost of conflict

By Angus Berwick and Andrea Comas BELCHITE, Spain, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Almost 80 years ago Tomas Ortin fled under the cover of night from his home in the smal... 2016-11-29 08:00 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Saudi Arabia's oil problems run far deeper than OPEC: Russell

By Clyde Russell LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's problems run far deeper than trying to cobble together a deal with fellow OPEC memb... 2016-11-29 08:00 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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This blogger shares her favorite skincare finds

Finding the best skincare products in the winter is crucial for protecting your skin. Check out Miss Maven's favorite skincare buys! 2016-11-29 08:00 1KB www.aol.com

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Shop owners on Hollywood Boulevard battle to take back the curb from mobile vendors

Even though Hollywood Boulevard is bustling and full of tourists eager to shop, take photos and eat, the pizza shop Stefano’s Two Guys From Italy is empty, its red leather booths vacant. Stefania Alberti, owner of Stefano’s, steps away from the counter. It’s... 2016-11-29 08:00 9KB www.latimes.com

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Jimmy Carter: US must recognize a Palestinian state

Former US president urges Obama administration to push for a UN Security Council resolution "laying out the parameters for resolving the conflict. " 2016-11-29 07:58 3KB www.jpost.com

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I signed Premier League star Jamie Vardy for £16,000… and it was a huge gamble!

Former Halifax Town boss Neil Aspin has revealed he wasn't fully convinced of the striker's capabilities when he signed him in 2010 and admitted he took a lot of advice warning him against the deal. 2016-11-29 07:46 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Video shows 'flames' shooting out of Las Vegas-bound passenger jet

The American Airlines Airbus was flying from Dallas Fort Worth when crew shut down the right engine and diverted the aircraft. A passenger shared footage of ‘flames’ shooting out of an engine. 2016-11-29 07:45 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri unsure when £7.5m signing Bartosz Kapustka will be ready for Premier League

Kapustka, 19, arrived in August after shining for Poland at Euro 2016 but has yet to play a single minute of first-team football and only been named twice by Ranieri in any matchday squad. 2016-11-29 07:45 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Controversial new spying laws take effect

Britain's intelligence services will enter a new era from Tuesday as controversial new spying laws take effect. The landmark Investigatory Powers Bill - desc... 2016-11-29 07:45 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Runners brave snow, ice and cold for Antarctic Ice Marathon

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Wrapped up warmly with layers of clothing, gloves, hats and goggles, the runners await the blasting siren marking the start of the race be... 2016-11-29 07:45 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Symantec to Buy Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock

The article is published by No Identity Theft As separate entities they were powerful names in the broad domain of cyber security. Indeed, we are talking about Symantec and LifeLock. In recent news, Symantec announced that it is acquiring LifeLock and this means lots of big... 2016-11-29 07:45 3KB article.wn.com

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Groups: Don’t force suburbs to collect Detroit’s taxes

Business groups hope to defeat legislation requiring suburban employers to collect city incomes taxes for Detroiters 2016-11-29 07:43 4KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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Psychiatrist accused of murder seeks court approval to work

Attorneys for a Clayton County psychiatrist accused of causing the overdose-deaths of numerous patients are seeking a more flexible bond arrangement that would allow the physician to work. 2016-11-29 07:43 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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7 million piece mosaic uncovered in Jericho

The West Bank might not be a typical holiday destination, but it has many historic attractions -- including one that has just been restored. 2016-11-29 07:43 5KB www.cnn.com

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BP builds up North Sea portfolio

A day after taking a greater stake in offshore Egyptian reserves, British energy company BP said it was taking on a larger role in the North Sea. 2016-11-29 07:43 2KB www.upi.com

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'It’s not something you can hide': Lorraine Kelly believes 'pregnant' Cheryl should confirm she's expecting

Lorraine Kelly questioned why Cheryl, 33, hasn't come out and announced her 'pregnancy', should she be expecting. 2016-11-29 07:42 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Even Google boss Eric Schmidt admits interview questions left him stumped

The California-based firm phased out the practice of asking the bizarre questions after realising that it they didn't really reveal whether the candidate could do the job in question. 2016-11-29 07:42 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Differences between Replica Wheels and OEM Wheels

This article is brought to you by USARim Whether you are buying new wheels for your car or are simply worried about being able to separate genuine from fake, you need to know a few things when it come replica wheels and OEM wheels. Here are a few... 2016-11-29 07:42 2KB article.wn.com

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Lisa Snowdon shows off her curves in nautical bikini after I'm A Celebrity eviction

The model shared a sizzling Instagram shot on Tuesday as she enjoyed the pool at her luxurious hotel Down Under. 2016-11-29 07:41 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Mechel reports third-quarter loss, misses out on coal price surge

MOSCOW, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Metals and mining group Mechel on Tuesday reported a third-quarter net loss of 2.8 billion roubles ($43 million) as a surge in the... 2016-11-29 07:41 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Canada army: Report reveals widespread sexual abuse

Canada pledges action after a report reveals widespread sexual abuse in the military. 2016-11-29 15:14 2KB www.bbc.co.uk

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London's newest 1,000ft skyscraper the Trellis will be almost as tall as the Shard

Nicknamed the Trellis, its 1,000ft design is expected to dwarf its neighbours in the heart of London’s financial district, and will replace the Aviva Tower which is due to be demolished. 2016-11-29 07:38 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Afghan Taliban offer security for copper, gas projects

KABUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday offered to protect major government projects, such as the mining of a big copper deposit and an inter... 2016-11-29 07:38 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Indra to issue shares in 305 mln euro takeover offer for Tecnocom

MADRID, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Spanish technology and defence company Indra made a takeover offer for information technology company Tecnocom for 4.25 euros per ... 2016-11-29 07:37 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Cricketer David Warner shares sweet Instagram with wife Candice

Cricketer David Warner shares sweet picture with wife Candice relaxing on the couch while their two young children sleep 2016-11-29 07:36 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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German union leader says will fight for plants in Tata-Thyssen merger

By Tom Käckenhoff DUESSELDORF, Germany, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp's powerful labour chief said workers would resist shutting down capacity in any merge... 2016-11-29 07:34 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Sony Takes ‘Inseparables’ in Multi-Territory Deal

BUENOS AIRES — In a deal which twins two driving forces behind Latin America’s movie business – Hollywood’s studios and the remake business – Sony has scooped up multi-territories… 2016-11-29 07:31 4KB variety.com

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Azhar Ali fined full match fee for slow over-rate

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan stand-in test captain Azhar Ali was fined his full match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during the second test against New Ze... 2016-11-29 07:28 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Generations collide to give Palmeiras the title and what we learned in South America this week

They could be father and son, but the pair were crucial in a memorable title. Plus: Flying gas canisters, Milito on the ropes and the real 2016 Coach of the Year... 2016-11-29 07:26 738Bytes article.wn.com

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Texas oil production holding steady

Two shale counties in Texas dominated the landscape, though crude oil production is holding relatively stable, data from the state show. 2016-11-29 07:25 2KB www.upi.com

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Aguirre eyes obstruction of justice complaint against AMLC

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said he has already ordered his staff to study the possible criminal liability of members of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for obstruction of justice. 2016-11-29 00:00 2KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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US Cyber Monday sales jump, set to surpass initial estimate

U. S. online sales gained momentum on Cyber Monday and are set to surpass initial expectations by hitting a record $3.39 billion. 2016-11-29 07:22 4KB www.cnbc.com

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Salafist group ‘We Love Muhammad’ hands out bios of prophet in German cities — RT News

Salafist radicals have launched a campaign to distribute free biographies of the Prophet Muhammad in several German cities, but a similar group has already been banned by security services nationwide for encouraging Muslims to join Islamic State. 2016-11-29 07:19 3KB www.rt.com

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Government tells companies to clear executive compensate rates

Media captionThe Business Secretary Greg Clark speaks to Radio 4's Today programme about executive payThe government is to outline moves later to 2016-11-29 00:00 4KB headlinenewstoday.net

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Italian officials announce deal to keep F1 race in Monza

MILAN (AP) — The Italian Automobile Club says it has signed a deal with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone to keep the Italian Grand Prix in Monza for the ne... 2016-11-29 07:17 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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German court upholds former Auschwitz guard's conviction

BERLIN (AP) -- A German federal court has rejected a former Auschwitz death camp guard's appeal against his conviction for being an accessory to murder, a 2016-11-29 07:15 5KB mynorthwest.com

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Citigroup 'boys' club' disfavors women, lawsuit claims

A former Citigroup financial adviser filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of running a "boys' club" that favored men over women. 2016-11-29 07:13 2KB www.cnbc.com

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Oil-rich Alberta nearing end of recession

A rebound in crude oil prices and recovery in the sector in general means the economy in Alberta province is primed for growth, the finance minister said. 2016-11-29 07:07 3KB www.upi.com

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Red Wings vs. Stars: Detroit has 10-2-1 record vs. Dallas since 2011-12

The teams split two games last season with each team winning on the road. 2016-11-29 07:06 3KB www.mlive.com

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Greece debt deal is 'doable' says top EU official

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior European Union official says Greece could reach by the end of the year a key agreement to ease its bailout debt repayments. EU... 2016-11-29 07:03 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Patisserie Valerie toasts afternoon teas as sales pass £100m

Sales at the firm behind Patisserie Valerie have topped £100 million for the first time as the company notched up its 10th straight year of revenue and profi... 2016-11-29 07:02 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Supermarket Iceland to send bosses to Reykjavik in bid to resolve trademark row

Supermarket Iceland is set to send a 2016-11-29 07:02 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Europe can meet winter power demand despite French nuclear closures -grid lobby

By Nina Chestney LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Europe will be able to meet higher-than-normal electricity demand this winter even if nuclear safety checks tight... 2016-11-29 07:00 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Nissan to offer maintenance-alert service in foray into connected cars

By Naomi Tajitsu YOKOHAMA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co will make its first major foray into internet-connected cars by offering an option in some new... 2016-11-29 07:00 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education

Kids are showing reading gains in dual-language classrooms. There may be underlying brain advantages at work. 2016-11-29 07:00 11KB www.npr.org

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SVG tries new approach to Pistons' road woes: 'We didn't even talk about it'

Detroit is 1-8 away and allowing nearly 16 more points per game away from the Palace. 2016-11-29 07:00 3KB www.mlive.com

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Plumbing the depths of sorrow with Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan of 'Manchester By the Sea'

Casey Affleck has questions. Kenneth Lonergan also has questions. Together, they found more questions that, in the asking, came to feel something like answers. 2016-11-29 07:00 8KB www.latimes.com

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Holiday scams can put the boo-hoo in your ho-ho-ho

As the Black Friday shopping spree spilled over into Cyber Monday , the FBI warned consumers to watch out for “increasingly aggressive and creative scams” that will make your holidays considerably less merry and bright. 2016-11-29 07:00 6KB www.latimes.com

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NYC’s Best Family-Friendly Holiday Events

Some of the best family-friendly holiday events occur in New York City. Whether it’s an annual tradition or the start of something new, the following list has something for all ages this holiday season. 2016-11-29 06:50 6KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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You can now buy Nike’s $720 ‘Back to the Future II’ sneakers, plus other favorite movie-inspired products

It’s not the first time movies have inspired products that then went on to be created in real life. Here are our picks. 2016-11-29 06:50 5KB www.cnbc.com

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Reach out, raise money or remove: how should cities deal with street begging?

From London to Lagos, cities across the world are reacting to the rise in begging with a variety of often controversial measures. But what is the right response to this complicated human story – from cities and residents alike? 2016-11-29 06:48 7KB www.theguardian.com

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The REAL reason we eat mince pies at Christmas

Mince pies date back to medieval times and were originally filled with meat. They're traditionally eaten at this time of year as some medieval people believed they could bring you luck for the next year. 2016-11-29 06:47 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Charlize Theron showcases weight loss in Beverly Hills after gaining 35lbs for Tully

Although she had to pile on the pounds for her latest movie role, Charlize Theron is clearly back on the fitness train going by her recent appearance in Beverly Hills. 2016-11-29 06:47 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Latest transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool updates

The season is just over a third of the way through its fixtures and the clock is already ticking towards the January transfer window. Sportsmail's JOHN DOWNES brings you all the latest news. 2016-11-29 06:46 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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U. S. authorities scrutinise Rio's 2013 coal writedown - sources

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a $3 billion impairment charge booked by miner Rio Tinto in 2013 on t... 2016-11-29 06:42 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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British Museum's key discoveries include 3,000-year-old gold belt worn during fertility ritual

The Cambridgeshire gold torc and other treasures were on display at the British Museum in London this week as part of the institution's anual report on finds across the Britain in the last year. 2016-11-29 06:41 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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The new 'Girl from Ipanema' following Gisele's footsteps

South Africa's Bonang Matheba has made her mark as the first African ambassador for Ipanema. 2016-11-29 06:41 3KB rss.cnn.com

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The perfect retreat when you've had enough of sex and the city: Author Candace Bushnell puts her rural home on the market for $1.4million

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has put her plush three bed- Victorian farmhouse on sale for a cool $1,365,000. The property in Roxbury, Connecticut, that was built around the 1830s. 2016-11-29 06:41 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Olly Murs double booking forces heartbroken mother to cancel charity event in Essex

Emily Sinclair, 34, had arranged the event at Colchester United's stadium to raise money for her daughter, who has a string of health issues, but the management cancelled it. 2016-11-29 06:39 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Rio seeks iron ore premium from China mills in likely pricing war revival - sources

By Manolo Serapio Jr MANILA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Australian miner Rio Tinto is asking Chinese steel mills to pay a premium for its highest grade iron ore prod... 2016-11-29 06:37 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Wasting time online shopping EARNS average British employee £1,700 a year

The equivalent of 5.6 days is spent on social media alone, costing employers £597 per person each year, according to the survey by www.360vouchercodes.co.uk. 2016-11-29 06:37 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Top Veolia manager to leave amid conflict of interest audit

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The head of Veolia's French water unit will leave the firm following a breach of ethics rules, over which the company has launched... 2016-11-29 06:37 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Pocari Sweat keeps Myla Pablo for 5 years with lucrative deal

After winning two titles in the past Shakey's V-League season, Pocari Sweat signed one of its key players Myla Pablo to a landmark five-year contract on Tuesday. "I'm so happy 2016-11-29 00:00 2KB sports.inquirer.net

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Barcelona star Gerard Pique joined by wife Shakira as he picks up award

Pique attended the Catalan Federation awards gala on Monday evening with his wife and two sons, Milan and Sasha, where he walked away with the Catalan player of the year award. 2016-11-29 06:36 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Huge deployment of security forces planned for Jakarta rally

Thousands of Indonesian security forces will be deployed at a rally this week against Jakarta's Christian governor to prevent a repeat of violence that marre... 2016-11-29 06:35 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Why didn't city rebuild Stadium Boulevard at same time as bridges?

It's a question some residents are asking. 2016-11-29 06:35 5KB www.mlive.com

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Wife of British oil executive jumped to her death from Greek hotel balcony

Denniel Higginson, 38, clambered over a rail and plunged four storeys to her death in Athens, Greece, despite the desperate attempts of her father and engineer husband Steve to save her. 2016-11-29 06:34 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging

Once sworn into office, Donald Trump will be in a strong position to dismantle some of President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. But experts say delivering on campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and bring back tens of thousands of long... 2016-11-29 06:33 6KB www.wral.com

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The eye-popping London warehouse that is full of vintage neon signs

God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow is the life's work of neon artist and designer Chris Bracey. He has built signs for Hollywood films including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Batman. 2016-11-29 06:31 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Usain Bolt shoots down claims he's engaged to girlfriend Kasi Bennett

In September, it seemed that the decorated Olympic champ has decided to mark his retirement from sprinting by proposing to his longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett. 2016-11-29 06:31 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Sara McGrath has anti-ageing light therapy facial while hooked up to Vitamin C drip

Sara McGrath, wife of ex cricketer Glenn, shared a bizarre-looking photo to Instagram on Tuesday as she received an Omnilux light facial while hooked up to a Vitamin C intravenous drip. 2016-11-29 06:29 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Israel slides down international ranking in mathematics and science

The score reveals a 90 point gap between the top performing country, again Singapore and is 21 points above the international average of 486. 2016-11-29 06:27 3KB www.jpost.com

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Ex-footballer Sol Campbell drops price of his grade II-listed country mansion to £5.2m

Hallington Hall near Whittington, Northumberland, was put on the market for a reported £5.95million but a year on it has been cut to £5.25million. 2016-11-29 06:25 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne labels critics 'sad f**ks'

A series of on-air gaffes have led X Factor viewers to question whether or not she's been judging the show while drunk. 2016-11-29 06:24 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Keeping Up With the Kardashians production 'shuts down' following Kanye West hospitalisation

Kim's husband Kanye West was last week hospitalised for a reported breakdown, and now it has been decided that the whole family will take a break from filming for the rest of the year. 2016-11-29 06:23 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Poe’s bill on expanding Sotto law coverage reaches plenary

A bill that would exempt broadcast and online media from revealing their sources is a step closer to becoming a law after Senator Grace Poe brought the proposal to the Senate plenary on Tuesday for deliberations. 2016-11-29 00:00 4KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Brazen burglar spent an hour raiding a mother's home as she and her son slept and even took a cigarette break halfway through the break in

Scott Brown, 39, of Blackpool, Lancashire, was jailed for five years after breaking into a home while the family slept inside and even making time for a cigarette break while he stole valuables. 2016-11-29 06:22 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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U. S. GDP; OPEC worries; Tiffany earnings

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. 2016-11-29 06:22 3KB rss.cnn.com

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Billie Faiers shares bikini-clad Instagram of daughter Nelly kissing her baby bump

The stunning reality star shared a bikini-clad picture from her last holiday showing her adorable toddler kissing her baby bump as they enjoy a dip in the pool. 2016-11-29 06:21 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Floyd Mayweather shows off £80m purse from 2015 win against Manny Pacquiao as he jokes: 'The Benjamin Franklins are all that matters to me'

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has reminded fans of his wealth by flaunting the £80million purse he earned from last year's blockbuster win over Manny Pacquiao. 2016-11-29 06:15 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Football community unites behind Chapecoense

Clubs and players expressed their grief and support for the Brazilian side on social media following the tragic events of Monday night in which 76 passengers died in a plane crash... 2016-11-29 06:14 694Bytes article.wn.com

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MyGreatRecipes Provides Students with the Opportunity to Grow

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives”. This powerful quote by Clay P. Bedford is at the very core of the... 2016-11-29 06:14 3KB article.wn.com

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1.0
Supermarkets bump up price of bananas and experts blame Brexit

Asda, Lidl and Aldi have raised the price of the fruit from 68p to 72p per kg - a six per cent rise - following a Brexit-driven dip in British currency. 2016-11-29 06:13 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Kym Marsh confirms bitter feud with love rival Stephanie Waring is finally over

The former pals have publicly been at loggerheads ever since Kym Marsh embarked on an ill-fated romance with Dan Hooper in 2014. 2016-11-29 06:13 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Tribe gets federal funds for lumber mill feasibility study

A southern New Mexico tribe has been awarded federal funding to evaluate the potential of reopening one of its lumber mills. 2016-11-29 06:08 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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New Mexico will certify election results, recount 3 races

The New Mexico State Canvassing Board is certifying election results that return control of the state Legislature to Democrats, award electoral college votes to Hillary Clinton and provide Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson with his strongest showing in any state. 2016-11-29 06:07 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Fitch warns of 'populist surge' on global growth

A leading credit ratings agency is warning that a surge in populism and anti-establishment sentiment is pushing the world into an era of economic nationalism to the detriment of long-term global growth. ... 2016-11-29 06:05 800Bytes article.wn.com

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0.0
Why it’s time to rethink frequent-flier programs

Not only are the programs worth less, but their hidden costs are going up. 2016-11-29 06:04 8KB rssfeeds.usatoday.com

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Braas Monier to raise capital, pay special dividend in bid to fend off takeover

FRANKFURT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - German roof tile maker Braas Monier announced a capital increase and a special dividend on Tuesday as it seeks to fend off a ho... 2016-11-29 06:03 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Ex Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas slammed for filming daughter while driving

The ex Coronation Street star shared several clips on Snapchat which showed him driving while Scarlett sits in the passenger seat. 2016-11-29 06:02 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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EXCHANGE: Vet says serving during war was something all did

Flipping through photographs and telegrams and handling bits of artillery shrapnel that earned him a Purple Heart, Ralph L. Rossman took time on Thursday to recall his service during World War II. 2016-11-29 06:01 5KB www.washingtontimes.com

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How the Chicago Bears became NFL's most untroubled losers

This season will be the ninth of the last 10 in which the Bears have missed the playoffs. And yet there seems little urgency to correct matters 2016-11-29 06:00 7KB www.theguardian.com

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0.0
Traders Bet on Tax Cuts and New Spending. Congress May Not Go Along.

Stock traders have bid up equity prices based on a risky proposition: that Donald J. Trump will steer Republicans in a U-turn away from tightfisted policies. 2016-11-29 06:00 9KB www.nytimes.com

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3 Things You Need To Do To Hire And Keep Millennials (And Other Great Employees)

Companies willing to prove that they’re invested in their employees’ careers and that provide an authentic sense of purpose will retain millennial workers. 2016-11-29 06:00 6KB www.forbes.com

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Editor's Book Club: 5 new reads you don't want to miss

The book club shares a weekly curation of 5 books that you won't be able to put down. Shop our must-reads now. 2016-11-29 06:00 1KB www.aol.com

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Did Foley get the name right? Depends on a lot more than local appeal, experts say

The Vegas Golden Knights will play their first game in the National Hockey League next season without the full moniker of the city in which they reside. The bold decision of Golden Knights owner Bill Foley to drop “Las” from the team’s name generated both rebuke from... 2016-11-29 06:00 7KB lasvegassun.com

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These stocks are in the Trump economy sweet spot

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development sees both growth and inflation picking up under a President Donald Trump. 2016-11-29 06:00 1KB www.cnbc.com

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Tree falls, kills Baton Rouge man

A 91-year-old Baton Rouge man has died after a tree fell on him. 2016-11-29 05:59 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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0.9
A nation united?

How can any rational person be expected to “unite” with the mindless masses who are quite content to have an embarrassing criminal as the president of this country? Or with the supporters of a fool who wants to “remove this government through the barrel of a gun?” 2016-11-29 05:58 2KB www.news24.com

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0.0
SC asks SolGen to answer De Lima’s habeas data suit

President Duterte is still not being required to respond to Senator Leila De Lima’s bid for protection through a petition for habeas data. 2016-11-29 00:00 3KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Rugby sponsors must pull out

If sponsors continue to pour gravy into the rugby trough, they are part of the problem and rugby supporting consumers should boycott the sponsors services and products. 2016-11-29 05:57 4KB www.news24.com

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Philippine bank at centre of $81 mln heist says will not compensate Bangladesh

MANILA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Philippine lender RCBC is not liable to compensate Bangladesh for tens of millions of stolen dollars that went missing in Manila,... 2016-11-29 05:56 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Brighton mother sectioned after post-birth psychosis

Scarlet Hatterson, 31, from Kemptown in Brighton, was awake for 10 days straight after giving birth to her son Bear, and became convinced medics were trying to steal her child. 2016-11-29 05:54 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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SGL share issue will see VW and Voith stakes fall

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Carmaker Volkswagen will not buy into a new share issue by SGL , reducing its stake in the German carbon fibre... 2016-11-29 05:51 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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George Michael 'rekindles friendship with old flame Kenny Goss' seven years after split

He split from his long term beau Kenny Goss back in 2009, revealing the news two years later in an emotional on-stage announcement. 2016-11-29 05:51 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. "HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe... 2016-11-29 05:50 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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0.7
Chiefs badly in need of a turning point against City‚ admits Khune

Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has admitted that the team are in need of a turning point‚ and that their Premier League fixture against Cape Town City at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night would be a good place for it to come. 2016-11-29 05:44 3KB www.timeslive.co.za

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0.0
Nashville Dem booster tapped to performing arts center board

President Barack Obama is tapping Nashville businessman and Democratic booster Bill Freeman to serve on an advisory committee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 2016-11-29 05:42 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Italy’s referendum could spark another European banking crisis: Economist

This Sunday's referendum in Italy could kick off another banking crisis in Europe, according to one economist. 2016-11-29 05:40 3KB www.cnbc.com

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3 plead guilty to trafficking juvenile American eels

Federal prosecutors say three men have pleaded guilty to trafficking more than $740,000 worth of juvenile American eels. 2016-11-29 05:37 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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0.0
Boys detained after pointing BB guns at traffic

Authorities say two boys were briefly detained following reports that they were pointing realistic-looking BB guns at traffic. 2016-11-29 05:33 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Qatar Navigation's purchase of Al Shaheen stake delayed

DOHA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Qatar Navigation's purchase of Qatar Petroleum's stake in oilfield services firm Al Shaheen Holding has been delayed, the chairman o... 2016-11-29 05:30 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Iran's Khamenei slams Rouhani for being 'too open' toward West

"The West is not obligated to the deal that some of our leaders signed on to," Khamenei said at a reception for Iran's new Navy officers on Sunday. 2016-11-29 05:23 2KB www.jpost.com

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Hijacking hotspots: Readers share crime-prone roads in SA

'It was storming so nobody noticed I was being held at gunpoint,' writes Wheels24's Janine Van Der Post who shares her hijacking ordeal. Wheels24 readers shares their hijacking hotspots in SA. 2016-11-29 05:19 10KB www.wheels24.co.za

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Olympics-IOC urges Tokyo to keep costs below $20 billion

By Elaine Lies TOKYO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged Tokyo to keep costs for the 2020 Summer Games below $20 billion... 2016-11-29 05:17 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Tullett-ICAP deal gets German regulatory nod - source

By Noor Zainab Hussain Nov 29 (Reuters) - German regulators have approved interdealer broker Tullett Prebon's proposed acquisition of ICAP Plc's hybrid voice... 2016-11-29 05:17 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Kashmir saffron plan failing to revive crop, say water-starved farmers

By Athar Parvaiz PULWAMA, India, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers say a multi-million dollar plan, launched in 2010 to revive saffron cultivatio... 2016-11-29 05:17 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
11/29 CBS2 Tuesday Morning Weather Headlines

Rain is expected at any point, not necessarily non-stop, but close enough to consider it a washout. 2016-11-29 05:15 1KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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#ProudlySA: Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

South African Anti Poaching Unit, Black Mambas' story will hit the big screen as Hollywood greats produce elephant poaching drama. 2016-11-29 05:15 3KB traveller24.news24.com

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Czech energy group EPH may challenge Slovakia tax increase

BRATISLAVA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Czech energy group EPH, a major player in Slovakia's energy sector, said it may challenge Slovakia's plans to double a special... 2016-11-29 05:11 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.3
Venezuela Seizes Medicine from Catholic Charity, Skips Talks with...

The Venezuelan tax authority seized medicine from a Catholic charity coming through a channel set-up by Vatican-mediated talks, claiming the shipment lacked the proper customs paperwork, declaring it "legally abandoned" and "adjudicated" it to the social security administration, Caracas Chronicles reports... 2016-11-29 05:05 970Bytes article.wn.com

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Man granted Canadian residency after years in B. C. church wants to clear name

A man who spent more than two years in a British Columbia church to avoid deportation from Canada on alleged terrorism links is asking the Federal Court to clear his name. Jose Figueroa says he will be in court Wednesday in Vancouver seeking to quash a deportation order and... 2016-11-29 05:05 1KB article.wn.com

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Hate crimes may be on the rise, but haven’t matched peak in 2012

While San Francisco has seen a recent increase in hate crimes, this year’s spike has yet to rise above a peak reached four years ago, which may call into question … While San Francisco has seen a recent increase in hate crimes, this year’s spike has yet... 2016-11-29 05:00 4KB www.sfexaminer.com

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SFUSD Arts Center will be a legacy landmark

When talking with someone who doesn’t have kids in our city’s public schools, I’m sometimes reminded that some people assume we don’t offer arts and music education. We do, at … When talking with someone who doesn’t have kids in our city’s public schools, I’m sometimes... 2016-11-29 05:00 3KB www.sfexaminer.com

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SFMTA denies claim that computer system attack has been ongoing

The malicious software that disabled more than 2,000 Muni computer systems may have spread for two weeks, though the agency denies the attack has lasted that long. SEE RELATED: Muni … The malicious software that disabled more than 2,000 Muni computer systems may have spread... 2016-11-29 05:00 5KB www.sfexaminer.com

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Sen. Warren blasts drug approval bill as 'extortion'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has delivered a ferocious attack on congressional Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over a medical research bill, putting fellow Democrats on the spot by pushing them to oppose a measure she said "is corrupt, and it is very, very dangerous. " 2016-11-29 04:57 5KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Overreactions: Winston, Mariota best 1-2 QB draft ever

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota already are the best quarterback duo drafted 1-2 in NFL history. 2016-11-29 04:56 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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0.0
A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change

Alaska is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the nation. So what are the dozens of villages at imminent risk of destruction to do? 2016-11-29 04:49 16KB www.nytimes.com

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Saudi fund buys into firm controlling food group Americana

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi government investment fund is buying a big stake in a firm that controls Mideast food giant Americana, which opera... 2016-11-29 04:45 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
WATCH: Couple sought after R1 300 dine and dash at CT restaurant

Watch as a young couple allegedly leaves resturant without paying their R1 300 bill. 2016-11-29 04:36 1000Bytes www.news24.com

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0.0
‘Lost Embrace’s’ Daniel Hendler Talks About ‘The Candidate’

A Berlin best actor Silver Bear winner for Daniel Burman’s ‘Lost Embrace,’ actor-helmer Daniel Hendler has gone back behind the camera as a writer and director of his second feature, “The Candidate… 2016-11-29 04:30 9KB variety.com

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Ski by day and party by night at Snowboxx: Inside the ultimate winter festival that won’t break the bank

Ski festivals are growing in popularity and while Snowbombing, in Mayrhofen, is the most famous it is also pricey. Snowboxx in Avoriaz is a great, cheaper, alternative, discovers Tammy Hughes. 2016-11-29 04:26 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
The Veronicas' Jessica Origliasso holds Ruby Rose's hand as she gets a tattoo lasered off her arm

Jessica Origliasso and Ruby Rose once again highlighted their ever-growing bond on Instagram during a visit to a laser tattoo removal parlour this Tuesday. 2016-11-29 04:25 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Justice minister faces quizzing by MPs over prisons safety crisis plans

A justice minister will be quizzed about the Government's plans to address the prisons safety crisis on Tuesday. Sam Gyimah will be questioned by MPs alongsi... 2016-11-29 04:21 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Keira Maguire says she would NEVER date Michael Turnbull... as Bachelorette reject shares cringeworthy photo of himself with an emoji 'girlfriend'

Keira Maguire has put to rest rumours that she and Bachelorette reject Michael Turnbull are an item. 2016-11-29 04:20 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Cheap tablets could cut breast cancer chances in high-risk women after menopause

Thousands of women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered a cheap drug to reduce their risk of getting the disease themselves. A new draft g... 2016-11-29 04:20 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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You can get fuel from water, says Griffith Univeristy researcher

Australian researchers have reported the use of a new ultra-thin catalyst to split water into its two components, oxygen and hydrogen, to be converted and used as fuel, a report said on Tuesday. ... 2016-11-29 04:18 718Bytes article.wn.com

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Bachelor In Paradise's Grant Kemp and Lace Morris call off engagement as they voice regret over not 'making it work'

Grant Kemp and Lace Morris of ABC's Bachelor in Paradise have ended their engagement, with Morris departing the San Francisco home they shared to return to her native Denver 2016-11-29 04:17 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke share a sweet smooch onstage at Gotham Awards

The actress, 45, presented her former costar with the Film Tribute Award at the Gotham Awards. 2016-11-29 04:17 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Afghanistan takes on the rich and powerful in war on graft

Afghanistan's anti-corruption court has held its inaugural public hearings in Kabul, the first steps on the long road to transparency in one of the most corr... 2016-11-29 04:16 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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White nationalist Richard Spencer’s ex-classmates decry him - by raising money for refugees

The St. Mark’s School of Texas takes pride in its enviable facilities, low student-teacher ratio and number of successful alumni, including actor Tommy Lee Jones, former 2016-11-29 04:14 817Bytes article.wn.com

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0.0
Engineer creates a device to help Parkinson's sufferer

Graphic designer Emma Lawton, 33, from London, was diagnosed with Parkinson's at 29 and her hand tremors were making it difficult to draw and write until inventors created a special device to help her. 2016-11-29 04:12 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Samsung considers restructuring that could send shares skyrocketing

Samsung Electronics says it will consider creating a holding company and listing on more international stock exchanges, moves that could be a huge windfall to investors. 2016-11-29 04:10 2KB rss.cnn.com

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The young Taiwan fraudsters targeted by Beijing

Taiwanese fraud rings based all over the world have for years swindled billions of dollars from members of the public through phone scams -- now they are the... 2016-11-29 04:06 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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How well will Antarctic marine reserve work?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Last month 24 nations and the European Union agreed to create the world's largest marine reserve near Antarctica. The reser 2016-11-29 04:04 4KB mynorthwest.com

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Meet Emma Morano - the world's last living link to the 19th century - who turns 117 today

The oldest living person in the world, and the only one left who has touched three centuries, is a raw-egg-eating, brandy-drinking Italian woman who credits her long life to her daily e 2016-11-29 04:04 3KB www.independent.ie

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Nov. 29-30: 555 California St. Tree Lighting, Doobie Brothers, Eavan Boland, Ari Banias, Rebecca Katz, DanceFAR, SF History Talk, Dragonette,

TUESDAY, NOV. 29 555 California Tree Lighting Ceremony: The Doobie Brothers, Dick Bright Orchestra, Ronnie Lott and his wife Karen, and the Pacific-Boychoir Academy appear at the 10th annual event. … TUESDAY, NOV. 29 555 California Tree Lighting Ceremony:... 2016-11-29 04:01 4KB www.sfexaminer.com

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Johnny Marr's rock'n'roll spirit is set free in his new autobiography Donald Trump and the triumph of certainty

The Smith's star reveals little of his shared past with Morrissey in this enjoyable book which charts his later career. 2016-11-29 10:27 11KB www.newstatesman.com

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David Ramsey: QB Trevor Siemian can lead Denver Broncos late-season revival

For three quarters, Trevor Siemian was plodding along. He declined to take risks. He failed to deliver thrills. 2016-11-29 04:00 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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After miserable November, Bears face scary question: Is anything in place?

Of course that's how things had to end Sunday at Soldier Field - with a well-thrown potential game-winning touchdown pass hitting Bears receiver Josh Bellamy in the numbers and then ricocheting away. 2016-11-29 04:00 5KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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David Haugh: Notre Dame's quest for accountability must start with the coach in the mirror

During one of several embarrassments in a 4-8 season full of them, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly defended his style by referring to himself in the third person. 2016-11-29 04:00 6KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Mac Engel: Tom Herman must take the video game out of Texas football

Perhaps we are just in a bear market but right now the state of football in the great state a Texas looks and smells more like cow flop. 2016-11-29 04:00 5KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Simply gorge-ous! The incredible French town teetering on the edge of a 300ft-deep hole

The town of Bozouls in the south of France sits on the edge of a canyon. It was built on a limestone plateau that a river has eroded a path through, creating a huge gouge in the landscape. 2016-11-29 03:59 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Snooker-O'Sullivan bemoans 'car boot sale' feel of snooker

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Five-times world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has compared snooker to a 2016-11-29 03:56 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Australia coach Cheika ups ante ahead of Twickenham blockbuster

Michael Cheika has accused Eddie Jones of attacking Australia's scrum in a bid to shroud what the Wallabies consider England's own set-piece shortcomings. Wa... 2016-11-29 03:48 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Tiffany Wright earns 125 an hour as a professional bridesmaid

Tiffany Wright, 34, from London, works as a professional bridesmaid. Her duties include being first on the dance floor and helping the bride, all while masquerading as a wedding guest. 2016-11-29 03:44 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Supreme Court to hear Texas death row case of mentally-disabled killer

The U. S. Supreme Court will hear a case Tuesday testing whether the Texas standard for mental disability is too weak to determine fitness for the death penalty. 2016-11-29 03:42 2KB www.upi.com

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22 million gallons of Salem sewage dumped in the Willamette

Heavy rains in Salem forced the city to release more than 22 million gallons of raw sewage into the Willamette River. 2016-11-29 03:33 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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NBA Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Westbrook got his third straight triple-double and nearly did it by halftime, finishing with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists fo... 2016-11-29 03:31 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Ex-Dodger Guerrero signs with Japan's Chunichi Dragons

Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero has signed a one-year deal with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Central league. 2016-11-29 03:26 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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In face of chicken shortage, China poultry firm seals deal for foreign breeding birds

By Dominique Patton BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China's top chicken breeder Shandong Yisheng Livestock & Poultry Breeding Co has secured a rare supply of bre... 2016-11-29 03:25 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Great Arm Workouts You Can Do At Home

A lot of people do not have a cheap gym membership, or there is not a good gym in their area. There is no point to a gym membership for weightlifting if you can set up a weight set inside your home. As long as you have... 2016-11-29 03:24 3KB article.wn.com

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Education in the midst of social struggle

When I went to study I was shocked to learn that African traditional culture is rejected in tertiary institutions. Everything about our people and their innovations and wisdom is regarded as barbaric – a culture that we needed to unlearn. 2016-11-29 03:21 10KB www.news24.com

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The Grinches of Reddit share what they HATE about Christmas

Reddit users have shared the things they hate most about modern Christmas, and somewhat unsurprisingly, the fact that the festive season hits stores even before Halloween tops the list. 2016-11-29 03:17 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Man who threatened Obama on social media denied release

A federal judge has ordered a Medford man convicted of using social media to threaten President Barack Obama to remain jailed because of concerns that he’s still a threat to the public. 2016-11-29 03:17 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Fitness guru Emily Skye reveals her secrets for a balanced life and how she fought her fitness 'obsession'

Fitness guru Emily Skye has revealed her struggle to live a balanced lifestyle. The 30-year-old said that being healthy was about so much more than whether your ab muscles showed. 2016-11-29 03:08 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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What is root canal treatment and how it is carried out?

Root canal treatments have become very common these days and there are many people who are advised to go for root canal treatment due to the increase in tooth related problems. But there is no need to worry as millions of teeth are treated and saved annually via root... 2016-11-29 03:05 820Bytes article.wn.com

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0.3
3 convicted in Tennessee Waltz sting have rights restored

Three former elected officials convicted in the FBI’s Tennessee Waltz bribery sting have had their rights to vote and serve on a jury restored, but they cannot run for public office or own a gun. 2016-11-29 03:04 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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0.0
Cincinnati Bengals nearly eliminated from playoff competition

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals are in uncharted territory, at least for the majority of players on the current roster. 2016-11-29 03:03 4KB www.upi.com

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1.6
Hontiveros: HIV test can spell difference between life and death

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros underwent a voluntary human immunodeficiency virus or HIV testing at the Senate on Tuesday not only to raise awareness about the disease but also to encourage the public to take the test, which she said is free in social hygiene clinics. 2016-11-29 00:00 3KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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3.2
Foreign firms hit by tax demands rethink Tanzanian expansion

By Katharine Houreld DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Some of Tanzania's biggest foreign investors say they could scale back their operations or expansion p... 2016-11-29 03:01 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
The right will attack, but MPs must be brave and save us from ruin

Parliamentarians should be willing to intervene on Brexit if they get the chance, and ready for ferocious hostility 2016-11-29 03:00 6KB www.theguardian.com

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5.7
Kenya's coffee thefts blamed on organised cartels

Coffee production supports 600,000 Kenyan farmers but their livelihoods are being threatened by a spate of robberies 2016-11-29 03:00 5KB www.theguardian.com

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2.0
'They said they would rape me': defenders of women's rights speak out – video

To mark International Women Human Rights Defenders’ Day, activists from Honduras, Nepal, China and Egypt share their stories of persecution 2016-11-29 03:00 1KB www.theguardian.com

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3.2
Brexit weekly briefing: autumn statement fallout dominates headlines

Philip Hammond predicts £59bn black hole in public finances and Theresa May meets Polish prime minister 2016-11-29 03:00 8KB www.theguardian.com

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0.0
Government promises to stamp out abuses of new-build ground rent scandal

Sajid Javid pledges to ‘do more’ as Guardian campaign reveals that some buyers of new-build homes face ground rents which double every 10 years 2016-11-29 03:00 4KB www.theguardian.com

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1.3
Sammy Watkins, Marcell Dareus provide 1-2 punch for Buffalo Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N. Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have played the bulk of the season without two of their best players. 2016-11-29 02:57 8KB www.upi.com

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3.1
Top 25 Capsules

Freshman De'Aaron Fox posted the second triple-double in school history with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead a dominating effort by No. 1 Kentucky in Monday night's 115-69 victory over Arizona State. 2016-11-29 02:56 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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2.3
Tunisia seeks investors for $30 bln worth of projects

TUNIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Western and regional partners are expected to offer pledges of support for Tunisia's struggling economy at a two-day international... 2016-11-29 02:55 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
France's Carrefour eyes Q2 2017 4.5 bln euros IPO of Carmila arm -report

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - French retailer Carrefour is eyeing an initial public offering in the second quarter of 2017 for its commercial property arm Carmil... 2016-11-29 02:52 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.7
Palestinian police confront human skulls used in drug trade

Skull smuggling drug dealers arrested in West Bank in what officials are calling a criminal ring. 2016-11-29 02:50 5KB www.jpost.com

 390 
1.1
NHCP chair Diokno resigns over Marcos burial–report

National Historical Commission of the Philippines chairperson Ma. Serena Diokno resigned today, TV report said Tuesday. 2016-11-29 00:00 1KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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4.2
‘Tis the season: The best holiday products at Trader Joe’s

From cookies to cocktails, here’s what to keep an eye out for during your next grocery trip. 2016-11-29 02:33 1KB wtop.com

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4.0
Malaysian reform group leader freed after 10-day detention

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The head of Malaysian electoral reform group Bersih, which led a mass anti-government rally this month, has been freed after 2016-11-29 02:27 3KB mynorthwest.com

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1.4
Mahindra acquires Gary David, Rey Guevarra

Scouring the free agent pool, Mahindra gets a much needed offensive boost with the signing of Gary David and Rey Guevarra. 2016-11-29 00:00 1KB sports.inquirer.net

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2.9
Heated #ANCNEC meeting still a hot topic on Twitter

The heated meeting of the African National Congress’ (ANC) leadership continued to trend on Tuesday ahead of the announcement “on the outcomes of the meeting of the national executive committee (NEC)”. 2016-11-29 02:26 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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2.8
WVU announces dental center with advanced technology

West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry says it will partner with the Center for Research and Education in Technology to design, build and equip a facility in Morgantown with advanced dental technology available from manufacturers. 2016-11-29 02:23 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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2.8
Flags to be at half-mast in SA to mark Castro’s death

President Jacob Zuma has ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast at all stations in South Africa on Tuesday to mark the death of former president of Cuba‚ Fidel Castro. 2016-11-29 02:15 3KB www.timeslive.co.za

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4.8
Stylist Jen Atkin shares her holiday gift picks for the haircare and beauty enthusiast

Love your tresses or want to get your favorite beauty lover some perfect gifts? Check out these suggestions! 2016-11-29 02:12 2KB www.aol.com

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1.4
Barron Trump is surrounded by heavily-armed guards as he plays at Mar-a-Lago

Barron Trump, 10, was spotted playing with children at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida where his family were spending Thanksgiving - surrounded by heavily armed security. 2016-11-29 02:06 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.4
O. C. nonprofits reach out as shopping spree shifts to Giving Tuesday

Now that the annual wave of holiday shopping over the long Thanksgiving weekend has washed billions of dollars toward big retailers and local merchants, nonprofits are hopeful that Giving Tuesday does the same for them. 2016-11-29 02:06 4KB www.ocregister.com

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0.3
'There's nothing I wouldn't give to go back': The Bachelorette's Georgia Love posts heartbreaking tribute to mother .... one month after she lost her batter with pancreatic cancer

On Tuesday, The Bachelorette's Georgia Love posted a heartbreaking tribute to her late mother Belinda Love to mark one month since her passing. 2016-11-29 02:05 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.7
Sydney man who used the same lotto numbers for 25 years wins $1million

A man from Sydney's south-west who used the same Lotto numbers every week for 25 years finally won a $1million jackpot in Monday night's draw. 2016-11-29 02:02 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
Miranda Kerr and brother Matt in childhood Instagram photo shared by mother Therese

Miranda Kerr showed off her trademark dimples in a childhood photo shared by her mother Therese. The 33-year-old model was seen chasing after her younger brother Matt in the throwback snap. 2016-11-29 02:02 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.8
Cheatham, Shrigley lead Aztecs to 100-67 victory vs Tigers

With San Diego State leading Savannah State 99-65 with a minute left, the Aztecs' student section started chanting "One more point! " 2016-11-29 02:02 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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5.6
Pregnant Teresa Palmer shares Instagram snaps of renovated house in Adelaide

Teresa Palmer might still be pregnant, but something positive has just arrived in the form of a completed home. 2016-11-29 02:01 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.0
Tickets for K HITS WINTER WONDERLAND - Eddie Money - Wang Chung - Naked Eyes - Tommy Tutone

The 104.3 K-HITS 80’s Wonderland stars four artists that had a combined 22 Top 40 pop and rock songs in the 1980’s including “Baby Hold On,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Shakin&rsquo... 2016-11-29 08:09 742Bytes www.ticketweb.com

 406 
2.6
Tory MPs press Philip Hammond over NHS and social care

Conservatives warn privately that government may face unrest like tax credit rebellion unless cash brought forward to counteract budget cuts 2016-11-29 02:00 7KB www.theguardian.com

 407 
5.0
Free tuition for Detroiters to add 4-year universities

Students who maintain a G. P. A. of at least 3.0 are eligible for four-years of tuition-free funding. 2016-11-29 01:58 5KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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3.4
better payoff for public college career program grads

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Graduates of career training programs at public colleges tend to land better paying jobs than those who attended for-profit schools, acc 2016-11-29 01:57 4KB mynorthwest.com

 409 
0.0
Anastrozole found as a prevention breast cancer factor with good results

Anastrozole, included on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, could be considered a drug with real results in breast cancer 2016-11-29 01:57 1KB www.roundnews.com

 410 
0.0
Wagner runs through tail as NZ clinch second test, series

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Neil Wagner ripped through Pakistan's tail with three wickets in six deliveries to help New Zealand dismiss the visitors for 230 and secur... 2016-11-29 01:54 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.3
Lowry hits all six 3s as Raptors beat Sixers again, 122-95

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry’s record-setting night helped the Toronto Raptors continue their dominance of Philadelphia. The point guard set a club record by hitting all six of his 3-pointers for a game-high 24 points,… 2016-11-29 01:51 5KB wtop.com

 412 
3.9
Big East touting quality over quantity

Butler's win at Utah makes the Big East's top four teams -- Villanova, Xavier, Creighton and the Bulldogs -- a combined 25-0 this season. 2016-11-29 01:49 4KB www.espn.com

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1.9
The mounting death toll in Mosul forces questions about the battle plan

MOSUL, Iraq — They came to the clinic in Humvees or beat-up cars, twisted in pain or far beyond saving. An Iraqi special forces soldier, his body gutted by an explosion. Four children with lacerated faces, survivors of a car bomb that had... 2016-11-29 01:49 1008Bytes article.wn.com

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3.7
Man questioned over 'death of Michael Di Berardino' lashes out at media

The 90-year-old who allegedly hit his elderly neighbour with a stick or piece of steel before he was found dead on the footpath outside his Melbourne home has lashed out at media. 2016-11-29 01:46 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.0
Tom Brady’s knee remains issue of interest

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says his injured knee feels better than it did after last game. 2016-11-29 01:45 2KB www.latimes.com

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1.6
Kyly Clarke shows off pins as she and husband Michael dote on daughter Kelsey Lee

The retired cricketer and lifestyle entrepreneur were spotted doting on the adorable tot in Sydney's Rose Bay, earlier this month. 2016-11-29 01:42 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

 417 
1.6
Christmas shoppers to get special rail line service option

The Utah Transit Authority will provide a special rail service option to downtown Salt Lake City for holiday shoppers. 2016-11-29 01:41 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

 418 
2.3
Exterior lighting- attractive, beautiful, energy efficient and eco-friendly!

Exterior lighting is equally important as interior lighting. There is no ignoring exterior lighting option that can actually give a new to your house, office and other places but will also benefit you in many ways. Most importantly, these functional lighting ideas are just perfect for... 2016-11-29 01:37 1KB article.wn.com

 419 
5.3
Doc: There are nondrug sleep aid options worth trying

A cup of chamomile tea at bedtime has helped many people, anecdotally at least 2016-11-29 01:34 3KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

 420 
0.8
Escape occurred before California jail could be replaced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " Officials in a Northern California county have known for years that they have security problems with an antiquated jail and recently won $80 million in state funding to help build a new facility. But before the work began,... 2016-11-29 01:34 1KB article.wn.com

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1.7
While Zuma battles his fate, the rand finds new life

The rand has strengthened the most in almost a month after senior members of the ANC called for President Jacob Zuma to step down. 2016-11-29 01:30 6KB www.fin24.com

 422 
2.2
Jazz beat Timberwolves for their third consecutive win

Gordon Hayward and George Hill both scored 24 points to lead the Jazz to a 112-103 win over the Timberwolves in Minnesota. Hayward and Hill are proving to be a winning combination. They’ve only played together in four games due to injuries, but the Jazz have... 2016-11-29 01:29 1KB fox13now.com

 423 
1.0
Ikenna Ndugba of Bryant Bulldogs, trailing by 1, dribbles out clock

Ikenna Ndugba dribbled the ball to half court and heaved it overhead. One problem: Ndugba's Bryant squad was trailing the Ivy League's Brown by a point. 2016-11-29 01:28 2KB www.espn.com

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1.8
Jasmin Underwood from Melbourne shares photos on Facebook after overcoming anorexia

Jasmin Underwood, 29, from Melbourne, shared a powerful comparison snap on Facebook recently, in which she details her recovery from anorexia. She said she used to be 'utterly miserable'. 2016-11-29 01:27 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.9
Blackmon's go-ahead layup lifts Brown over Bryant 91-90

Joshua Howard scored 18 points and Tavon Blackmon made a layup with 3.8 seconds left to lift Brown to a 91-90 win over Bryant on Monday night. 2016-11-29 01:27 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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1.2
The power of POSITIVITY: How one woman overcame abuse and poverty to turn her simple idea for high heels into a multi-million dollar business

Sponsored: Tina Aldatz, 47, was inspired to create her shoe cushion company after suffering horrific burns to her feet as a child. 2016-11-29 01:24 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

 427 
0.3
Brooke Satchwell reveals 'sadness' after Rihanna was assaulted by ex Chris Brown

Actress Brooke Satchwell has opened up about surviving the toxic environment and the sense of sadness she feels when hearing of other's dealing with abuse. 2016-11-29 01:23 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.5
British tourist Mark Swansbury knocked unconscious on a Sydney double-decker bus

Mark Swansbury, 48, and his wife Deborah, 49, both from Newcastle in Britain, were on a sightseeing tour bus around Sydney's Bondi when he was knocked unconscious after being hit with a golf ball. 2016-11-29 01:23 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

 429 
4.8
Strong fourth quarter helps Jazz close out win at Minnesota

Hayward and Hill combine for 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Jazz finish off strong for third straight win. 2016-11-29 01:20 5KB www.deseretnews.com

 430 
0.0
Allegiant Air to end Vermont airport service in March

The ultra-low cost carrier Allegiant Air is ending its direct service between Vermont’s Burlington International Airport and Sanford, Florida. 2016-11-29 01:13 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

 431 
0.0
New York to crack down on 'ticket bots'

New York is cracking down so-called “ticket bots,” software used to snatch up tickets to concerts, plays and other events that are then resold at significantly higher prices. 2016-11-29 01:13 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

 432 
1.5
Maine's season for hunting deer with muzzleloaders underway

Maine’s annual season for deer hunters who pursue their quarry with muzzleloading firearms is underway. 2016-11-29 01:11 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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3.9
Miami's a one-party city

Cuban-Americans who loathed long-time communist dictator Fidel Castro celebrated tirelessly through the weekend and into yesterday to mark his death - dancing, singing and blowing car horns for three days. 2016-11-29 01:09 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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1.1
Oxford Prep founder accused of 'laundering' charter school funds

CHINO – A newly released audit of high-performing charter school Oxford Preparatory Academy, which has two campuses in Orange County, alleges the school’s founder set up education-related entities with the intent of “laundering” school funds for personal profit. 2016-11-29 01:07 9KB www.ocregister.com

 435 
0.0
Boys' basketball: It's an impressive debut for freshman Ziaire Williams of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame unveiled 6-foot-5 freshman Ziaire Williams on Monday night, and he responded with 22 points, seven rebounds and three steals in a 61-47 victory over Woodbridge at Mission Viejo. 2016-11-29 01:04 1KB www.latimes.com

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1.2
Magazine urges readers to help crack D. B. Cooper case

SALT LAKE CITY — Forty five years ago, D. B. Cooper made his famous leap from hijacked airliner over the forests of the Pacific Northwest with two-hundred thousand dollars cash and a parachute. He was never seen again. Or was he? A long... 2016-11-29 01:03 2KB fox13now.com

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1.6
Jim Harbaugh Foundation to bring Big House experience to kids at Mott

Created by a $50,000 seed donation from the Harbaugh Foundation, the new fund supports activities led by the hospital's Child and Family Life team. 2016-11-29 01:02 4KB www.mlive.com

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1.5
Detroit considers selling golf courses

Nearing the end of a golf season that brought in declining revenues, Detroit considers selling some of its courses. 2016-11-29 01:02 3KB rssfeeds.freep.com

 439 
0.2
Smith Jr., Brown pace Grambling past Jarvis Christian 102-56

Ivy Smith Jr. and Remond Brown each scored 17 points and the two combined to shoot 12 for 19 from the floor to lead Grambling State to a 102-56 win over NAIA-member Jarvis Christian on Monday. 2016-11-29 01:01 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

 440 
2.3
Is small-scale hydro the answer to India's clean energy needs?

India wants to encourage more privately owned, small-scale hydropower projects to cut its climate emissions, but questions about environmental impacts remain 2016-11-29 01:00 5KB www.theguardian.com

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2.1
$46 million? This Utah ranch could be yours if the price is right

The sign on the gate says, "No Trespassing. " But if you have a little bit of cash to spend — say $46 million — you could enter and soak up the scenery anytime you want. So far, there's not 2016-11-29 01:00 5KB www.deseretnews.com

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1.6
Film '21 Voices' puts spotlight on Alzheimer's disease

Two years ago, Tom Kurlander got a phone call: His mother’s doctor was on the line from Florida to let him know that she was in grave danger. “When I got on the plane I don’t know if I could spell the word ‘Alzheimer’s,’ ” he... 2016-11-29 01:00 3KB www.post-gazette.com

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1.9
Obama administration releases new rules for judging schools

WASHINGTON — The U. S. Education Department on Monday released final regulations governing how states should judge which schools are doing well and which are struggling and require help, a contentious set of rules that has pitted the Obama administration and its civil rights allies against an... 2016-11-29 01:00 5KB www.post-gazette.com

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2.2
These five plants can improve a room's decor -- and your health

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.) But certain plant varieties go a step further by... 2016-11-29 01:00 4KB www.post-gazette.com

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2.1
National briefs: Hacking of systems fuels concerns

WASHINGTON — The encryption over the weekend by hackers of part of the computer networks of San Francisco’s light-rail system is yet another sign that public-service sectors are increasingly falling victim to global extortionists. It’s also a reminder of the widespread vulnerabilities of American computer systems and... 2016-11-29 01:00 3KB www.post-gazette.com

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0.3
Zika surfaces in Texas, likely to be first local transmission

Texas health authorities said Monday that a Brownsville woman is infected with Zika, a case that could make the south Texas city the second place in the continental United States where the mosquito-borne virus is spreading locally. Laboratory testing confirmed that the 43-year-old patient,... 2016-11-29 01:00 7KB www.post-gazette.com

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1.3
In move that helps homebuyers, federal agency ups maximum for conforming loans

Folks who have had their eyes on a home that’s just slightly too expensive to buy with the most affordable type of mortgage may be due for some relief. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that for 2017 it will raise the maximum size of a so-called... 2016-11-29 01:00 2KB www.post-gazette.com

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1.0
Investors wary of more losses as battered Asia stocks, bonds steady - for now

By Saikat Chatterjee and Nichola Saminather HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Asian markets have steadied after two weeks of heavy losses in which inve... 2016-11-29 00:58 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.4
Girls basketball season promises competitive races featuring old favorites, new powers

This year's girls high school basketball season should be interesting as old favorites and new contenders promise to make it a competitive and unpredictable season. 2016-11-29 00:58 11KB www.deseretnews.com

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2.8
UCLA's Eddie Vanderdoes announces intention to declare for 2017 NFL Draft

UCLA redshirt junior defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes announced Monday on Twitter that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft. 2016-11-29 00:55 2KB www.latimes.com

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2.3
Boys' basketball: Chino Hills begins with 101-82 victory over Rancho Verde

Lonzo Ball drove in from UCLA to watch his brothers and former teammates make their season debut for Chino Hills. It's a different team without him but still entertaining and still capable of scoring points in bunches. 2016-11-29 00:54 2KB www.latimes.com

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1.1
Congress backs bill on customer rights for online review

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress on Monday cleared legislation to ensure that customers who want to post negative reviews on websites like Yelp or TripAdvisor c 2016-11-29 00:51 2KB mynorthwest.com

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4.2
SIU Edwardsville builds big lead, cruises over Grand Canyon

Carlos Anderson scored 18 points and hit 6 of 10 from the field to lead SIU Edwardsville to a 76-64 win over Grand Canyon on Monday night. 2016-11-29 00:51 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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1.0
Stein sues for hand count of ballots in Wisconsin, risks recount — RT America

Former Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein is suing the Wisconsin Elections Commission after they agreed to begin a recount of presidential ballots but not by hand. The lawsuit could potentially derail the entire effort pending a federal deadline. 2016-11-29 00:51 2KB www.rt.com

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2.4
Seen At 11: When It Comes To Skin Care, Masks Are Having A Moment

Pampering has never been easier, and right now one product is topping the list of trends -- masks. 2016-11-29 00:51 3KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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0.7
U of U scientist hopes to save lives by analyzing winter car crashes in Salt Lake Co.

SALT LAKE CITY — Many people just accept that car accidents are part of life when it comes to snow storms. The roads get icy and people crash. However one U of U professor says it doesn't have to be that way. Professor of Geography,... 2016-11-29 00:51 2KB fox13now.com

 457 
5.5
Bitter war against sweet tax

The Food and Allied Workers' Union has declared war on the Treasury, demanding the scrapping of the proposal for a sugar tax. 2016-11-29 00:46 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

 458 
0.0
Holiday Shoppers Warned To Watch Out For Thieves, Scammers

’Tis the season to start shopping, but consumers need to think about safety before charging to the mall or over to their favorite website. 2016-11-29 00:46 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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0.0
US Treasury challenges GOP with tax rule preventing overseas corporate mergers — RT America

US companies that merge with non-US ones in order to avoid paying higher taxes have been the target of a controversial, temporary rule the US Treasury is working to make permanent. The incoming Republican-led government may reverse that move, however. 2016-11-29 00:45 1KB www.rt.com

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Loons and lager, ducks on draft: Birders, brewers form flock

SABATTUS, Maine (AP) — In the worlds of birders and craft beer lovers, there's a new paradigm, and it involves searching for ales along with the 2016-11-29 00:43 4KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Obituary: Paul Sylbert / Oscar winner who gave movies their look

Paul Sylbert, an Oscar-winning production designer who created the look of films as various as Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” Robert Benton’s “Kramer vs. Kramer” and Warren Beatty’s “Heaven Can Wait,” died Nov. 19 at his home in Jenkintown, Pa., near... 2016-11-29 00:42 5KB www.post-gazette.com

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1.5
Keep your Cyber Monday purchases out of the hands of ‘porch pirates’

SALT LAKE CITY — Just one click and you can score some of the best deals of the season, but beware. Lt. Brian Lohrke with the Unified Police Department says every year, they hear about more porch predators. "We're anticipating more than usual... 2016-11-29 00:33 2KB fox13now.com

 463 
0.0
Body Image Movement's Taryn Brumfitt says embracing body does not promote obesity

Founder of Body Image Movement and mother-of-three Taryn Brumfitt, from Adelaide, has shared her thoughts on why embracing your body does not promote obesity. 2016-11-29 00:28 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.3
Why you should care about real estate dual-sales ruling

The California Supreme Court last week affirmed an appeals court ruling that a real estate agent owed fiduciary duties to the buyer — not just the seller — in a case in which one brokerage represented both sides of the deal. The ca 2016-11-29 00:28 7KB www.presstelegram.com

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0.5
Dave Hughes shows off belly after 9kg weight loss on Instagram

He showed off his slim-down earlier this year. But it appears the results of Dave Hughes' health overhaul were short-lived as the 46-year-old flaunted his shapely belly in a selfie shared on Instagram. 2016-11-29 00:27 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.9
Under new ownership, iconic DC bookstore expands

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - The store itself seems like a contradiction. A thriving, brick-and-mortar retail store selling old school, dead-tree books in the heart of this digital-savvy city; Kramerbooks is a study in contrasts and longevity.  ... 2016-11-29 00:24 2KB rssfeeds.wusa9.com

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3.2
IMI to open new factory in Serbia by 2018

Ayala-led Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) is building a new manufacturing plant in Serbia, thereby expanding its European footprint to serve its growing market for automotive components in 2016-11-29 00:00 2KB business.inquirer.net

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0.8
500,000 children under siege in Syria, UNICEF calls for help

As nearly 500,000 children are living under siege amid escalating violence across Syria, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for lifting sieges and allowing immediate humanitarian access. ... 2016-11-29 00:23 876Bytes article.wn.com

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3.6
Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago with 'Luzia'

Cirque du Soleil returns to Chicago next summer with its latest production, "Luzia," slated for a monthlong run, July 21-Aug. 20, 2017, under the 2016-11-29 00:22 1KB chicago.suntimes.com

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2 Investigators: Campaign Cash Flows As Utility Pushes Controversial Energy Bill

Part of the legislation would foist the cost of keeping nuclear power plants open on rate-payers. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports. 2016-11-29 00:21 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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4.3
Car pushed under tractor trailer in Capital Boulevard crash

Serious injuries were reported in a Monday evening crash that closed northbound lanes of Capital Boulevard. 2016-11-29 00:20 1KB www.wral.com

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2.4
Neil Prakash extradition risks creating 'totem to other Islamic radicals'

Former Australian army chief says extraditing Isis recruiter, who was captured on the Turkish border, would be costly and of little additional intelligence value 2016-11-29 00:17 5KB www.theguardian.com

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0.0
Editor’s Note: Recount waste of time, money

This recount effort will cost the state, and it doesn’t pose any benefit to state residents 2016-11-29 00:11 1KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

 474 
3.3
Pension legislation a mistake for lame-duck session

Our legislature should instead consider ways to support the desirability of public education 2016-11-29 00:10 3KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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4.3
Will Trump give Canada ultimatum on NATO?

This intrusion into fiscal decision making will be most unwelcome in Ottawa 2016-11-29 00:10 3KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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3.2
Mariners continue to wheel and deal, trade ex-top pick Alex Jackson

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Couple made 1,000 soap boxes expecting Clinton victory

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Inside 'cut-throat world' of game's minnows

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Trump picks Price as HHS secretary; Democrats blast choice
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By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. A key Senate Democrat immediately criticized the choice.
If confirmed by the Senate, Price would play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. Trump has pledged to move quickly on overhauling the landmark measure, but has been vague about what he hopes to see in a replacement bill. Also, Seema Verma was picked to become administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The president-elect has said he favors keeping provisions that allow young people to stay on their parents' health insurance and which prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions.
Replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is "one of the things he's going to lead the charge on as secretary of HHS," said Jason Miller, a Trump transition team spokesman.
Democrats immediately signaled a fight over the pick.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, the incoming Senate Democratic leader, said Price has proven to be far out of the mainstream of what Americans want" for health care programs and services for seniors, the disabled and women.
"Nominating Congressman Price to be the HHS secretary is akin to asking the fox to guard the hen house," Schumer said.
Price, a 62-year-old six-term congressman and orthopedic surgeon, has chaired the House Budget Committee for the past two years. A bookish conservative from the Atlanta suburbs, Price has worked closely with House Speaker Paul Ryan to assemble GOP budgets aimed at reducing the annual deficit.
In a statement early Tuesday, Price said he is "humbled by the incredible challenges that lay ahead and enthusiastic for the opportunity to be a part of solving them on behalf of the American people. "
He said he will work "to ensure we have a health care system that works for patients, families, and doctors, that leads the world in the cure and prevention of illness, and that is based on sensible rules to protect the well-being of the country while embracing its innovative spirit. "
Last week, Price said that whatever Republicans do to replace Obama's health care law will bear a "significant resemblance" to a 2015 measure that was vetoed by the president. That bill would have gutted some of the health care law's main features: Medicaid expansion, subsidies to help middle-class Americans buy private policies, the tax penalties for individuals who refused to get coverage and several taxes to support coverage expansion. The bill would have delayed implementation for two years.
Price insisted that Republicans can keep the protections for those with existing medical conditions without mandating that all individuals carry coverage or pay a penalty to support an expanded insurance pool. Price said Republicans want to address "the real cost drivers" of health care price spikes, which he said were not necessarily sicker patients, but a heavy regulatory burden, taxes and lawsuits against medical professionals.
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Georgia congressman is Trump's pick for Health and Human Services
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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a sign of plans to roll back President Obama's health care law, President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Georgia congressman and outspoken Obama critic Tom Price to be secretary of health and human services, officials said.
Late Monday night, U. S. Sen. David Perdue said, “Tom is a fellow Georgian who understands that we need to stop Washington's takeover of our health care system. As a doctor, he is seen as a leading voice on health care policy and has a common-sense plan to replace Obamacare that will lower costs and put patients in charge of their health care choices.
"I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Tom, and there is no doubt in my mind that he will do a fantastic job improving our nation’s health care system and the lives of all Americans.”
Price represents Georgia's 6th congressional district, which includes much of metro Atlanta's northern suburbs.
Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a frequent Trump adviser, tweeted that Price will make a "great" HHS secretary, and "is the right leader to help Congress replace Obamacare. "
A person familiar with the transition confirmed the planned nomination, speaking on condition of anonymity until the announcement is made official, perhaps on Tuesday.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is leading Trump’s transition team, told reporters Monday night to expect “a number of very important announcements tomorrow. " He didn't elaborate.
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Transcript of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's speech
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“I can’t take it anymore” — Ohio State attacker said abuses of Burma’s Muslims led ...
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The Ohio State University student who carried out a knife attack on campus Monday wrote in a Facebook post shortly before the rampage that the abuse of a little-known Muslim community in Burma had driven him to the “boiling point,” writing “I can’t take it anymore,” CNN reported. “Seeing my fellow Muslims being tortured, raped []> ...
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Chapecoense football team tributes: World of sport pays tribute after plane crash
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Real Madrid joined in with the world of sport to pay tribute to the Brazil football team who were involved in a plane crash that killed 76 of the 81 people on board. Just five people, including three Chapecoense players, are believed to have survived the crash in a remote stretch of mountains in Colombia, which early reports suggest could have been caused by electrical problems. Chapecoense, along with personnel affiliated with the club and journalists were travelling to Medellin, Colombia, from Bolivia in order to take part in the Copa Sudamericana final for the first time in the club's history. Before their training session this morning, Real Madrid's players observed a minutes' silence in memory of those who lost their lives in the crash this morning. Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Marcelo all bowed their heads alongside manager Zinedine Zidane at the club's Valdebebas training ground before beginning the session ahead of their Clasico showdown against fierce rivals Barcelona this weekend. Barcelona also held their own minute's silence before their training session on Tuesday morning. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Co all fell silent alongside manager Luis Enrique as details of the crash continued to filter through into Tuesday afternoon. Later on, Brazilian-born Neymar posted a tribute to the team from his homeland on Instagram. It read: 'Impossible to believe in this tragedy, impossible to believe in the event, impossible to believe that the plane crashed, impossible to believe that athletes, humans were on this plane, impossible to believe that these people left their families.. IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE!!! Today the World cries, but heaven rejoices in receiving Champions. My feelings to all family and friends'. Stars from the world of sport have been taking to Twitter to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, including Gareth Bale, who was missing from Madrid's training session because of injury. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney also added his voice to those who lost their lives in the crash. Earlier this year, Rooney was part of the memorial service for the Munich air crash which claimed the lives of 23 people in 1958, including eight Manchester United players. His United team mate, David de Gea, took to Instagram later on in the day to post an emotional message about the crash, as it was revealed he once shared a locker with one of the victims. He wrote: 'I shared locker with Cleber Santana and it's difficult to reveal how I feel. A huge hug for the families of the deceased and wounded. #chapecoense' Cleber Santana spent three years with Atletico Madrid between 2007-2010, which coincided with De Gea's time at the club before he moved to Manchester United in 2011. It is being reported that two players, defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Jackson Follmann, were pulled from the wreckage, while the first of the survivors have arrived at a nearby Colombian hospital for urgent treatment.
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Unpredictable and untested: Thailand's new king
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After spending much of his life outside the public eye, Thailand's next monarch Maha Vajiralongkorn has been catapulted into the limelight as future king of a politically fractured nation still grieving for his revered father. The 64-year-old inherits one of the world's richest monarchies, an opaque institution shielded by a notoriously tough royal defamation law. Yet the untested heir has enormous shoes to fill following the October 13 death of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who charmed a nation that came to see him as a compassionate and unflashy monarch. Bhumibol's popularity and moral authority helped him wield vast influence during his seven-decade reign, despite the few legal powers granted to the constitutional monarch. But he has left behind a deeply polarised country, trapped in a cycle of political protests, coups by an arch-royalist military and entrenched inequality. Vajiralongkorn does not enjoy his father's level of popularity and has spent much of his life overseas, particularly in Germany. Rumours over his private life have also trailed him, gilded by three-high profile divorces and a recent police corruption scandal linked to the family of his previous wife. After his father's passing, he shocked many by requesting to delay his ascension to the throne. That announcement was delivered on his behalf by junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who said the prince wanted more time to grieve with the nation. In the past, heirs have typically been proclaimed king shortly after the throne is vacated. - Competing faction - The prince's ascension, which is expected within days after the Thai cabinet Tuesday submitted his name to the kingdom's rubber-stamp parliament, stills Thailand's royal rumour mill which for years had spun out theories of a back-room tussle over the succession. Paul Chambers, a Thailand-based expert on the monarchy, said the Crown Prince's decision to delay his proclamation suggests he "is someone who thinks very carefully before making decisions". "He appears effective in realising that he must consolidate his power and balance different political sides, thus staying above the fray," he told AFP. He will also need to manage the various competing factions among Thailand's powerful generals, he added. Yet frank discussion of the matter in Thailand remains impossible due to the kingdom's harsh lese majeste law, which punishes any perceived criticism of the monarchy with a 15 year prison sentence for each offence. Use of the law has surged under the ultra-royalist generals that seized power in 2014 -- a coup many believe was staged to ensure a smooth succession. Since Bhumibol's death, Vajiralongkorn has attended many daily palace funerary rites for his father. But he has also made at least two trips out the country and placed his younger sister, Princess Sirindhorn, in charge of overseeing the cremation arrangements. He has also yet to make a statement or public speech about succession since his father's death. One Thai academic, who asked not to be named, speculated that Vajiralongkorn "is likely to reign at a distance and let his sisters perform the routines. " - Time overseas - Born on July 28, 1952, Vajiralongkorn completed his secondary education in Britain before training at Australia's Royal Military college and joining the Thai military. He developed a passion for flying after learning the skill in the United States, piloting fighter jets in Thailand and steering planes for national carrier Thai Airways. Vajiralongkorn has spent significant periods of his adult life overseas, particularly in Germany, where his personal Boeing was briefly seized in 2011 as part of a financial dispute between the Thai government and a German company. But in the twilight of his father's reign -- and with Thailand ruled by a royalist junta -- the heir took on a more prominent public role at home. A fan of the outdoors, the lycra-clad crown prince led two tightly choreographed mass cycling events through Bangkok in 2015, with junta top brass in tow. But the events were tainted by a corruption scandal when a number of senior officials, including in the military and police, were charged with lese majeste for allegedly using their connections to the prince to profit from the events. Two of those people, including a fortune teller once close to the prince, died in military custody in the days after their arrest. That murky episode came several months after the dramatic fall from grace of Vajiralongkorn’s ex-wife, Princess Srirasmi. At least eight of the former princess's family members were imprisoned on lese majeste charges -- including her elderly parents -- after being accused of using their ties to the monarchy for personal gain. While she was not jailed, Srirasmi was swiftly stripped of her royal title and then divorced by the prince. Vajiralongkorn has an 11-year-old son from that marriage, plus six other children -- including four estranged sons -- from the two previous wives. He will now face the challenge of fathering a divided nation where most Thais have never known life under another king.
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Wildfires forcing evacuations in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
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Multiple parts of Gatlinburg including downtown Gatlinburg were being evacuated, fire officials said Monday night.
The town set up an evacuation shelter at the Gatlinburg Community Center at 156 Proffitt Road. An evacuation center also was set up at Rocky Top Sports World near Gatlinburg Pittman High School on Highway 321.
Some areas of Pigeon Forge also were being evacuated including residents and guests located in the areas between traffic light 8 and the Spur, according to spokeswoman Trish McGee.
"Three county school buses are available for emergency transport and are being dispatched as needed to transport those who need to evacuate," according to a statement from McGee.
Farther west, fires also were reported above Wears Valley Road near the Dollar General Store. A viewer sent 10News video of the hillside aflame.
In Gatlinburg, National Park Service and Gatlinburg officials stressed the fire posed a serious threat that would not abate until rains came. Evacuees were being shifted to the Gatlinburg.
"We urge the public to pray. We urge the public to stay off the highways. The traffic that is on the roads is emergency equipment. If (the public) could just stay home and stay tuned to their local media outlet," Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said at a 8:30 p.m. press conference.
In Gatlinburg, other areas under a mandatory evacuation include Mynatt Park Neighborhood, East Foothills Road, Turkey Nest Road and Davenport Road areas. The Savage Gardens areas also is under mandatory evacuation.
Police are going to the area to get people out. City officials urged everyone to get out.
Gatlinburg city officials said high winds were downing power lines, sparking multiple ground fires.
Multiple agencies were responding to the fires in Galinburg including the Knoxville Fire Department. Gatlinburg City Manager Cindy Ogle said she understood the Karns Volunteer Fire Department also was responding.
Fire officials decided about 6 p.m. to impose the evacuation, according to Ogle.
To help with Pigeon Force evacuations, three county school buses were available for emergency transport and were being dispatched as needed to transport those who need to evacuate, according to a release from
The following locations are open and ready to receive those who need shelter: LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge Community Center, Liberty Baptist Church in Wears Valley and Iglesia Cristiana LaDuz De Jesus.
Also open for evacuations: The First Red Bank Baptist Church in Sevierville and First Baptist Church of Sevierville.
Sevier County Schools are closed Tuesday due to the fires, the school district said on its website.
Great Smoky Mountains Park Superintendent Cassius Cash said the fires posed a "very serious situation. "
Authorities could not provide an estimate on the total acreage that was burning.
"I know that it's hard to potentially think about losing a home or a place that you've worked your entire life to build, but we are dealing with a situation that is very dynamic," Miller said. "The wind is not helping us. The rain is not here yet. "
Authorities are hoping that rain expected Monday night will ultimately douse the spreading wildfires.
The Mynatt Park Neighborhood, Savage Gardens, East Foothills Road, Turkey Nest Road and Davenport Road areas are included in the immediate mandatory evacuation.
A Red Cross Evacuation Shelter has been set up at the Gatlinburg Community Center at 156 Proffitt Road. Residents needing transportation to the shelter may request assistance by calling the Gatlinburg Police Department at 865-436-5181.
Service animals are allowed at the evacuation shelter.
Gatlinburg Fire Department officials say the threat is from a spot fire in the Twin Creeks area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park combined with low humidity and windy conditions.
Fire officials said fallen trees have sparked multiple fires in Gatlinburg from downed power lines. Fire departments from multiple agencies are assisting.
The National Park Service notified the city around 11:45 a.m. that the Chimney Tops Trail fire created a new fire near Mynatt Park. The fire is still inside the national park, but the park service notified the city since it is near a residential area.
Smoke and ash from the fire have created poor visibility in Gatlinburg since Monday morning.
Gatlinburg police officers are going door to door asking residents in the Mynatt neighborhood to voluntarily evacuate to the Red Cross Shelter, city officials said.
Dana Soehn, a spokesperson for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, said over 100 people from various agencies are working the fire and monitoring its movements. They are expecting another 80 firefighters and engines from seven different counties to arrive Tuesday to provide additional support fighting the fire.
The origins of the fire are unknown, but the park has set up a tipline at 865-436-1580 for anyone who has information about the cause of the fires.
Soehn urged visitors to honor the burn ban that is in place in the park. There is a complete ban on burning of any campfires or charcoal grills.
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Hundreds Of O’Hare Workers To Join “Fight For $15” Protest
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of non-union workers at O’Hare International Airport planned to go on strike Tuesday as part of a nationwide protest demanding a higher minimum wage.
The airport workers will join fast food employees, child care teachers, graduate assistants, and others in low-wage jobs who plan to walk off their jobs in 340 cities.
The national “Fight For $15” protest is the latest in the fight for a $15-per-hour minimum wage. Protesters called the day of action “Disruption Tuesday.”
The workers at the McDonald’s at Chicago and Damen avenues will walk out at 6 a.m. They will be protesting more than just low wages, but also what they say are unfair labor practices. After walking out, the workers and their supporters plan to march to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, for a protest rally around 9:15 a.m.
At Noon, O’Hare baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors, and wheelchair attendants will stage a protest rally for the same $15 hourly wage. Organizers said about 500 airport workers will be on strike at O’Hare.
The Chicago Department of Aviation said it doesn’t anticipate any disruption in service to passengers due to the strike. The striking workers are not employed by the city. They work for contractors hired by the airlines to perform various tasks at the terminals at O’Hare.
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Moise wins Haiti presidential election in preliminary tally
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A political newcomer who was the chosen successor of Haiti’s previous elected leader easily won a presidential election redo against 26 rivals, according to preliminary results announced late Monday that gave Jovenel Moise a whopping 55.6 percent of the votes.
Moise was the leading vote-getter in first-round presidential balloting last year and appeared headed for a runoff. But that second round of balloting was repeatedly derailed amid fraud allegations and the official results were annulled after a Haitian commission called for the election to start over from scratch.
This time no runoff will apparently be needed because Moise, an agricultural entrepreneur and candidate of former President Michel Martelly’s Tet Kale party, got over 50 percent in the Nov. 20 balloting and also led his nearest competitor by well over 25 percentage points. Either result was enough to win under Haiti’s election rules.
The final count will be turned over to Haiti’s electoral tribunal, where political parties can dispute the results before winners are certified Dec. 29. The recent balloting also completed Parliament as voters picked a third of the Senate and the 25 remaining members of the Chamber of Deputies.
Shortly after the preliminary results were finally issued by Provisional Electoral Council leaders after hours of delay Monday, Moise was surrounded by jubilant, cheering supporters at a Petionville hotel. With his wife, Martine, at his side, he thanked Haiti’s citizens and all his political competitors in the deeply polarized country.
“It’s together we will change Haiti,” said Moise, who was tapped by Martelly to be his successor.
The election redo was needed to restore constitutional order in Haiti, which has been led by a provisional government for nearly a year because Martelly’s mandate expired before elections could be completed.
Second-place candidate Jude Celestin of the Lapeh political party had 19.5 percent in the preliminary count. He led an opposition alliance and boycotted campaigning for a runoff after coming in second to Moise in last year’s scrapped results.
The closest challengers after that were Moise Jean Charles, a former senator who had 11 percent of the vote, and the leader of the Lavalas Family party, Marysse Narcisse, with 8.9 percent.
Though his political enemies tried to discredit him as a puppet of Martelly, Moise campaigned vigorously and his support appeared to span the political spectrum among the sliver of Haitians who cast votes. Turnout was roughly 21 percent during the Nov. 20 vote.
Before the preliminary results were announced, Justice Minister Camille Edouard Junior said authorities were on “high alert” to ensure security in Haiti, where riots have sometimes greeted the announcement of election tallies.
But before results were even released late Monday, flaming street barricades were set up in a section of Port-au-Prince and some car windows were smashed by supporters of the Lavalas Family party, which was founded by twice-elected, twice ousted ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
For days, Lavalas partisans have insisted that only “massive fraud” would keep Narcisse from the presidency and they have repeatedly demonstrated in the streets of Port-au-Prince despite a decree saying there could be no demonstrations until after the results were issued. Monday was no different as Lavalas partisans again marched through a patchwork of downtown slums where there’s a well-worn street protest circuit.
“We will never accept Jovenel! It is all being manipulated,” said Rony Jean-Pierre, one of a few thousand demonstrators.
Pouchon Jean-Louis, a laborer in the Solino slum, watched the latest Lavalas rally snake past his family’s concrete shack and sucked his teeth in frustration.
“These last elections seemed to go well and now these people are screaming fraud again. I want a new Haiti. If Jovenel wins then that is the will of the people,” Jean-Louis said by a burned car.
After the preliminary results were reported late Monday, gunshots rang out in a number of districts either in celebration or warning.
A group of seven senators from the Lavalas party and sympathetic factions denounced what it believed were excessive irregularities during the Nov. 20 vote. In a letter sent to the CEP, the senators said there were numerous complaints of voters unable to cast ballots due to the relocation of some polling centers among other reasons.
Last week, Celestin wrote to the electoral council complaining about unsigned voter lists in polling centers that could “irreparably damage the integrity and reliability of the entire process.”
Robert Maguire, a Haiti expert who is an international affairs professor at George Washington University, urged Haitian electoral authorities to respond “quickly, clearly and fairly” to those contesting the result and for losing candidates to accept transparent and honest results.
“Spoilers — with or without guns — still lurk in the shadows,” Maguire said.
Prior to running as the candidate for the Tet Kale faction, Moise was a little-known businessman who set up a banana plantation in Haiti’s north and founded a public-private project called Agritrans to successfully export the fruit to Europe. His campaign nickname is “banana man.”
Moise served as secretary general of the chamber of commerce in northern Haiti and his first business was an auto parts company in the Port-de-Paix commune. He also distributed drinking water in northern towns and his campaign literature said he started a project to bring solar and wind power to 10 communities. As president, he vows to improve education and create jobs.
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Man 'wielding axe' in Hull shot and injured by police
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A man reportedly wielding an axe has been shot and injured by police in Hull.
Humberside police said they attended the scene near the post office in Holderness Road, Hull, shortly after 9.20am “following reports of concerns for the safety of the public”.
According to a police statement, the 31-year-old man, who has not been named, was injured at 9.37am after shots were fired by officers.
The man is receiving medical attention. Yorkshire ambulance service confirmed they had attended the scene.
Local people told the Hull Daily Mail there was a huge police presence in the area and said a number of roads had been closed. “Everywhere you go there’s a copper. It must be quite serious. It can’t be an accident because they wouldn’t shut this many roads,” one resident told the paper.
One woman tweeted :
A spokesman for Humberside police said: “An investigation is under way and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is standard practice in such incidents.
“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time. As such, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage.”
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'Moonlight' shines brightest at Gotham Awards
(5.31/20)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Gotham Independent Film Awards showered honors on Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama Moonlight and kicked off the movie industry's awards season with a drumbeat of speeches that rejected the politics of Donald Trump.
A celebrated film about a boy growing up black, poor and gay, Moonlight virtually swept the night, taking best feature, best screenplay, a special jury award for best ensemble and the audience award. The Gothams, as they're known, honor independent film.
Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key in downtown Manhattan, the ceremony never strayed far from the president-elect who resides about 70 blocks to the north. In his opening monologue Key urged: "Our voices need to be heard now more than ever. "
Other top awards went to Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea and Isabelle Huppert for Elle.
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Philippines President Duterte's advance security team bombed in volatile region — RT News
(5.25/20)

An explosive device planted along the road detonated when the presidential convoy headed to Marawi, the capital of Lanao del Sur province on the island of Mindanao, the second-largest island of the Philippines.
The convoy reportedly included seven members of the Presidential Security Group, two soldiers and Duterte’s media team, according to media reports.
“The truck carrying the president's advance security detail was hit by an improvised explosive device,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said, as cited by Reuters. “There was no firefight.”
“The convoy was ambushed using an IED while traversing from Iligan City to Marawi City,” Armed Forces spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said.
The injured men were immediately airlifted to safety. Members of the president's official media team were also in the convoy, but were unharmed.
Lorenzana said that he advised Duterte to cancel his visit to Marawi, scheduled for Wednesday, as the situation is “still not under control.”
The president chose to ignore the advice.
“The advice was to postpone. I said no, I will go there. And if possible, take the same route,” Duterte said, as cited by Reuters. “Maybe we can have a little gunfight here, gunfight there.”
Philstar newspaper cited Padilla as saying the attack might have been staged by Maute, an Islamist group which pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
On Monday, Philippines police found a homemade bomb in a trash bin near the US embassy in Manila. According to National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa, the Maute group may have been behind the attack. Explosives experts successfully conducted a controlled detonation of the bomb.
Earlier the Philippines military launched raids against Maute members in the mainly-Muslim rural town of Butig, some 800km from Manila and just 50km from Marawi, where Duterte is heading on Wednesday. According to the military, some 35 militants were killed in the operation.
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Maute was also linked to the bombing in Davao in September this year. That attack claimed 15 lives with dozens more injured.
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South American football association halts all games after Colombia crash
(4.99/20)

BOGOTA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The South American football federation suspended all games and other activities early on Tuesday after a plane crashed in Colombia carrying members of Brazil's Chapecoense team. The team was among 72 passengers and nine crew on board the charter aircraft when it came down around on Monday evening in north-central Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many people survived. The federation, CONMEBOL, said its president, Alejandro Dominguez, was on his way to Medellin, near the crash site. "All federation activities are suspended until further notice," it added in a statement on its website. Chapecoense had been due to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin in the first leg of Wednesday's Sudamericana final. (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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Syrian war: 16,000 displaced from Aleppo, UN says
(4.70/20)

The Syrian regime continued to pound eastern Aleppo with airstrikes overnight, as its troops tore through the territory in an operation to retake the enclave after more than four years of rebel control.
"I am extremely concerned about the fate of civilians as a result of the deeply alarming and chilling situation unfolding in Aleppo city," UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said in a statement.
"Initial reports indicate that up to 16,000 people have been displaced, many into uncertain and precarious situations. It is likely that thousands more will have no choice but to flee should fighting continue to spread and intensify over the coming days. "
More than 200,000 people are believed to still be in eastern Aleppo, many of them trapped. Before the evacuations in recent days, UNICEF said there were around 100,000 children there.
Government forces and armed paramilitary groups loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began a renewed push toward eastern Aleppo on November 15, as regime warplanes continued to pound the area to flush out rebels and civilians.
They have made rapid territorial gains since entering eastern Aleppo on ground Saturday , taking a huge portion of the northeast. Russian media on Monday cited its defense ministry, saying 40% of the east was now in regime hands, however CNN sources put the figure at just over 20%. Their gains drive a wedge through the zone and splits it into two sections.
An activist from the Aleppo Media Center said at least 25 people had been killed and many more injured overnight as the regime dropped parachute bombs in the Bab al-Nayreb neighborhood.
"There are no modes of transportation and no vehicles in the streets, so civilians are fleeing and walking close to 8 or 9 kilometers on foot, carrying what they can and their children, and fleeing towards the western parts of Aleppo," the activist told CNN.
The last UN rations in Aleppo were distributed on November 13, and UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland warned last week that people in the area were on the brink of starvation.
'Restore basic humanity'
Eastern Aleppo has become the epicenter of Syria's civil war, much of it decimated in regime strikes backed by Russian air power.
Assad has vowed to take the whole of Aleppo, which has for years been divided between the largely regime-held west and rebel-held east.
The government has besieged the east a number of times, cutting off both the rebels and civilians from the outside world, leaving communities on the brink of starvation -- without sufficient food, clean water, fuel and medical supplies.
"I ask all parties to the conflict to restore basic humanity in Syria," the UN's O'Brien said.
"I call on them to lift sieges, ensure that they do not target civilians and civilian infrastructure, and that they allow humanitarian organizations safe and unimpeded access to bring life-saving help to those displaced or under siege. "
Many people remaining in the eastern part of the city have been too afraid to use the government's "human corridors," fearing reprisal once they escape. Others say the rebels forced them to stay.
Beginning of the end?
Taking all of Aleppo would mark a turning point in the Syrian war -- the city is the last urban rebel stronghold in the country. Seizing it would put the regime back in control of all four major cities.
Some observers have suggested it would be the beginning of the end of the uprising that began in 2011.
A solution to the war has evaded the international community for years. Russia and the US have both been drawn in, often standing on opposing sides of the conflict.
Russia has used its veto power in the UN Security Council several times to shoot down proposed resolutions on the conflict.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the Security Council to immediately meet and examine the situation.
"More than ever, there is an urgent need for a cessation of hostilities and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance," Ayrault said in a statement, adding he would meet with the head of Aleppo's district councils, Brita Hagi Hasan, on Wednesday in Paris.
O'Brien also called for a political solution, saying that "the people of Syria have suffered far too much and for far too long. "
"More than anything, I hope a path towards a political solution can be found soon so that we can give some semblance of hope to the many millions of Syrian families who tonight are hungry, sick, and fearing for their lives," he said.
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Tennessee Wildfires Burn 100 Homes, Force Thousands to Flee
(4.54/20)

Out-of-control wildfires have burned 100 homes and forced thousands to flee to safer ground around the city of Gatlinburg in eastern Tennessee.
The blazes intensified overnight into Tuesday, prompting officials to evacuate the city of 4,000. Residents streamed out of the area in search of shelter.
Dean Flener, a spokesperson with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, told ABC News that the wildfires reached “right on the doorstep” of the Dollywood theme park but that firefighting crews managed to stop the blazes from progressing into the park overnight.
In a 3 a.m. update on Tuesday, the TEMA confirmed that 100 homes have so far been impacted in Sevier County, including 10 in Gatlinburg and that 1,200 people were in a local shelter.
The agency called the fires "dangerous" and alerted residents to a "heavy layer of smoke settling in many areas of the county. "
Downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and other parts of the county are under evacuation orders.
More than 12,500 people lost power and the fires are being blamed for one person being burned and other minor injuries.
The Tennessee National Guard has been called in to assist.
ABC News' Matt Foster contributed to this report.
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Douglas Holtz Eakin, ex-CBO director, sees infrastructure plan path with 'dealmaker' Trump
(4.45/20)

So thinks former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin who told CNN's "Party People" podcast hosts Kevin Madden and Mary Katherine Ham in a recent conversation that the real estate mogul might find congressional leaders and even some Democrats open to his proposal, which he wants to use to fix the nation's roads, bridges, airports and other aspects of the country's "rotting" infrastructure.
"Trump's a dealmaker," said Holtz-Eakin, who now runs the American Action Forum, a conservative think tank. "I would not describe Barack Obama as an instinctive dealmaker. "
Holtz-Eakin said that both House Speaker Paul Ryan and incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer like "to get things done," saying the "odd man out" in congressional negotiations could be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom he described as "not super enthusiastic about a big agenda. "
Holtz-Eakin envisioned a scenario, in which, Trump's campaign promise of stricter immigration policy meets resistance on Capitol Hill and his infrastructure plan is offered as a palatable compromise to Democrats.
"That would set them up pretty well," he said. "I can see him doing that. "
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Trump has repeatedly promised on the campaign trail massive investment in infrastructure spending, though his plans have -- like many of his proposals -- lacked specifics. In August, Trump told Fox Business Network that he would "at least double" Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's plan to spend $275 billion on infrastructure over five years.
When Trump was asked about the trillion-dollar figure during his post election meeting with the New York Times, the President-elect responded with, "Let's see if I get it done," before reminding his audience that many in the media and his own party had underestimated him only to watch him surprise them.
Holtz-Eakin said that as Trump's plan is currently proposed the majority of the trillion-dollar figure is "leveraged with a whole bunch of outside private money," meaning the government would be on the hook for a number closer to $180 billion.
"They're not asking ... a House of Representatives to pass a trillion-dollar bill," he said. "They're asking them to pass something that's basically a fifth or less of that, and if they stick to that architecture, that's a lot less objectionable to people. "
To hear Holtz-Eakin's thoughts on Trump's tax reform plan, how Trump might actually keep his promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington, and what indicators this economist is looking for this holiday season, listen to CNN's "Party People" podcast.
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More Than 800 Lufthansa Flights Grounded As Pilots Resume Strike
(4.30/20)

German airline Lufthansa cancelled hundreds of flights on Tuesday as its pilots started two days of strikes amid a long-running pay dispute that has cost the German flagship carrier hundreds of...
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North Dakota governor orders 'mandatory' evacuation of pipeline protestors
(4.15/20)

On Monday, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple issued a "mandatory evacuation" order effective "immediately" for the hundreds or thousands of activists protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the state's Standing Rock Sioux reservation.
The order warns the pipeline protesters that amid rapidly approaching winter conditions, access to emergency services is no longer "guaranteed" and subject to the discretion of the Morton County Sheriff or state Highway Patrol.
Dalrymple's order comes one day after the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers released a statement saying it has "no plans for forcible removal" of the protesters after the agency said it would begin blocking public access to the designated areas on Dec. 5.
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However, the governor's order did not foreclose the possibility state and local authorities operating under his jurisdiction would do just that. Dalrymple wrote "any action or inaction taken by any party which encourages people to enter, reenter, or remain in the evacuation area will be subject to penalties defined in law. " He also cited his "authority to direct or compel the evacuation of all or part of the population from any stricken or threatened area within the state" at his discretion.
It also specifically notes the evacuation order will remain in effect even if the corps rescinds their designated restricted areas.
According to SayAnythingBlog's Rob Port , North Dakota Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong said the state will not be enforcing the order and is instead intended as a warning emergency services will not be provided to those who remain.
However, Cherokee Nation scholar Adrienne Keene argued the state has already been preventing emergency services from accessing the site, and law enforcement, not winter conditions, are behind the blockade.
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, local and state law enforcement and private security forces guarding the construction site have repeatedly clashed in recent months. Native activists and others are concerned the $3.8 billion pipeline will threaten the Sioux reservation and surrounding areas' water supplies and endanger community members' health, as well as protested it would destroy Sioux burial grounds.
Human rights observers including Amnesty International have harshly criticized law enforcement use of force against the activists. This month, a group of the activists filed a North Dakota district court lawsuit alleging authorities used excessive force.
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Oil drops amid caution over OPEC meeting; stocks mixed
(4.10/20)

The price of oil dropped and stock markets were mixed Tuesday as it became uncertain whether OPEC countries might reach an agreement to cut crude production at their meeting this week.
KEEPING SCORE: Among stocks, London's FTSE 100 index shed 0.4 percent to 6,770 while France's CAC 40 advanced 0.8 percent to 4,544 and Germany's DAX added 0.2 percent to 10,603. On Wall Street, futures for the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index both rose 0.2 percent.
Benchmark U. S. crude fell another $1.22 to $45.86 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price international oils, tumbled $1.20 to $47.04 in London.
OPEC WATCH: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets Wednesday to discuss output cuts, which it had provisionally agreed in September are needed to boost oil prices. Saudi Arabia, however, has sounded skeptical about the prospects of a deal being firmed up. An agreement is complicated by its rivalry with Iran, which is hesitant to limit its own output as it ramps up production following years of international sanctions.
ITALY VOTE: Investors are also keeping an eye on Italy's popular vote on constitutional changes Dec. 4 that would limit the power of the upper house and make it easier for governments to pass legislation. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said he will resign in case of a "no" result. New elections, if they are held, could bring to power the Five Star Movement, which has said it wants to hold a referendum on euro membership.
ANALYST TAKE: Investors are focused on the OPEC meeting, said Mizuho Bank. "Oil prices are likely to remain choppy, fluctuating in tandem with news flow," it said in a report. Worries over Italy's referendum loom. "Apart from political instability, a negative referendum outcome could hurt Italian banks and renew financial stress in the European Union," DBS Bank said in a report.
CURRENCIES: The euro edged down to $1.0583 from $1.0587 on Monday. The dollar strengthened to 113.06 yen from 111.89 yen.
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The Latest: Brazilian Soccer Club Issues Brief Statement
(3.99/20)

The Latest on the Colombia plane crash involving members of a Brazilian soccer team (all times local):
2:55 a.m.
Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense has issued a brief statement after the plane carrying the team crashed in Colombia.
In a statement on its Facebook page, Chapecoense said "may God accompany our athletes, officials, journalists and other guests traveling with our delegation. "
The team said it would refrain from any further statements until it had fully evaluated the extent of the crash.
A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including the Chapecoense team which was heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.
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2:40 a.m.
A local mayor in Colombia says that at least three passengers have been rescued alive from the crash site after a plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team went down near Medellin.
Elkin Ospina, mayor of the La Ceja municipality outside Medellin, told Blu Radio that there may be more survivors but that access to the crash site is complicated.
The chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including Brazilian first division soccer team Chapecoense which was heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.
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2:30 a.m.
The South American soccer federation has canceled all activities until further notice as a result of Monday's crash in Colombia of a plane carrying Brazilian first division team Chapecoense.
The CONMEBOL federation said in a statement that its president, Alejandro Dominguez, is on his way to Medellin.
The first of the two-game Copa Sudamericana final was scheduled to be played Wednesday in Medellin between Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional.
The chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.
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2:10 a.m.
Local media in Colombia are reporting that a male passenger going by the name of Alan has arrived in an ambulance to a hospital near Medellin after the plane crash involving a Brazilian first division soccer team.
Blu Radio said the passenger arrived on a stretcher with an oxygen mask and covered in a blanket. He appeared to be alive.
The chartered plane was carrying 81 people, including the Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil. The aircraft had made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia , and was on its way to Medellin's international airport. The crash site is in a mountainous area outside Medellin.
The team was scheduled to play Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional of Medellin.
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12:50 a.m.
Medellin's mayor says that it is possible there are survivors in the plane crash in Colombia carrying players from a Brazilian soccer team.
Federico Gutierrez told Blu Radio that "it's a tragedy of huge proportions. " The mayor on his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where the chartered aircraft is believed to have crashed shortly before midnight local time.
He said ambulances and rescuers were on their way. It is not clear what caused the crash.
Medellin's airport confirmed that the aircraft, which departed from Bolivia, was transporting the Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil, which was scheduled to play the Copa Sudamericana finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin.
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12:25 a.m.
Authorities are responding to an emergency after an airplane with 72 people on board has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.
Medellin's international airport said on its Twitter account that the aircraft had departed from Bolivia.
It's not clear if there are any survivors. But local media reported that the charter aircraft was carrying members of the soccer team Chapecoense from Brazil, which is scheduled to play Copa Sudamericana finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin.
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2016 holiday gift guide: Good-for-you gifts for a healthier 2017
(3.41/20)

Finding just the right gifts for friends and family - those thoughtful, creative presents that are the perfect fit - can sometimes be quite a challenge. Never fear, we've got you covered when it comes to wellness-inspired giving.
Good-for-you presents might include gift certificates for wellness services, such as a package of sessions with a personal trainer, registered dietitian or massage therapist; or a series of Pilates, Barre or yoga classes. Or consider giving workout apparel from favorites like Athleta or Lululemon.
An insulated lunch tote filled with nutritious snacks and a durable reusable water bottle, or a single-drink blender like NutriBullet or Oster Blend-N-Go blender empower recipients to continue with healthful habits long after the holidays. Same goes for a "DIY workout kit" with a yoga mat, medicine ball and jump rope.
And from healthful, handy kitchen gadgets to lifestyle-changing reading, here are five gift ideas to help you give the gift of health, wellness, and balance this season.
The Sleep Revolution by Ariana Huffington | $26
I'm a big fan of Ariana Huffington's book "Thrive" (March, 2014, Penguin Random House) featured in my 2015 gift guide. (It's still a favorite, by the way; I highly recommend it for anyone on your list).
I also love her new book, "The Sleep Revolution" (April, 2016, Penguin Random House), which challenges the cultural norm of sleep deprivation, noting the sufficient sleep is essential to achievement and success. Written with Huffington's signature style of layering research and facts with poignant and relevant anecdotes, "The Sleep Revolution" successfully makes its case that if we're going to truly thrive, we must begin with sleep.
Huffington drives home that sleep deprivation is linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and obesity, and offers real-world strategies to help us achieve more quality, restorative sleep. This is a book that educates and motivates, and can be a much-needed gift for the health-minded individual who is on always on the go.
And stay tuned: We'll be launching a 21-day NOLA.com Sleep Challenge in January based on the principles of "The Sleep Revolution. "
Painting Workshop or Pottery Class | $200 & up
Giving the gift of painting or pottery classes may not seem like a typical recommendation for a health and nutrition column. But new research has confirmed what many of us already sort of know: People who spend even just 45 minutes working with some form of art significantly lowered their levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This matters because high levels of stress hormones like cortisol are linked to more belly fat, not to mention fertility problems, gastrointestinal issues, immune system suppression and cardiovascular disease.
Treating a friend to an art class or series of classes not only gives the gift of fun and accomplishment, but it also quite literally gives the gift of health.
Some of my local favorites include Hands in Clay pottery studio and New Orleans Academy of Fine Art for painting and sculpture.
Vegetable Spiralizer | $9.99
Simply switching from white pasta to whole-wheat pasta doesn't really save much in terms of carbs and calories. But make the transition to zucchini pasta for about 75 percent fewer carbs and calories.
And it doesn't stop at zucchini - countless vegetables can be spiralized, from beets to carrots to radishes. Judy Walker , food columnist for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune , has covered all things spiralized, including the basics on making vegetable noodles .
And you don't need to spend a lot of money on a pricey tabletop version of a spiralizer. A $9.99 Vegetti brand spiralizer (available at stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond) is just fine. Pair it with a spiralizing cookbook, such as "Inspiralize Everything: An Apples to Zucchini Encyclopedia of Spiralizing" by Ali Maffucci (August, 2016, Clarkson Potter, $21.99) for an incredibly useful, functional, healthful holiday gift.
Nutrition Facts Food Scale | $39.99
Giving the gift of a scale of any type - bathroom scale, food scale, or otherwise - is always risky.
But this Perfect Portions Food Scale by Nutrition Gurus is really cool. It pairs the usual functions of a kitchen scale with a built-in database of nutrition facts so that when you weigh a food - salmon, olive oil or nuts, for example - the device reveals a digital nutrition facts label for exactly that amount of that particular ingredient.
The Perfect Portions Food Scale comes programmed with 2,000 different foods, plus the ability to customize by adding nutrition facts for up to 99 of selected foods and ingredients.
Air Fryer | $99 - $399
Available from brands, such as Philips, Power Air Fryer, and NuWave, these air fryers "fry" food with very little oil so that foods end up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Let's be honest: no one is going to mistake these air-fried potatoes for McDonald's or Five Guys fries -- but they're still pretty darn good. I've also used the Air Fryer to make eggplant fries and turnip fries, each a fraction of the carbs and calories of regular fries or sweet potato fries, and they turned out delicious.
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Molly Kimball is a registered dietitian in New Orleans. She can be reached at eatingright@nola.com. Comment and read more atNOLA.com/eat-drink. Follow her on Facebook: facebook.com/mollykimballrd and Twitter: twitter.com/mollykimballrd .
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Militants storm army camp in Indian Kashmir, kill two
(3.32/20)

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Militants attacked an army base near the Indian city of Jammu on Tuesday, killing two security personnel before taking positions inside the complex, officials said. Up to four gunmen attacked the large base in Nagrota just before dawn, a senior army official said. One militant was killed and three soldiers were also wounded, the official said. In a separate attack to the south of Jammu, Indian border forces killed three of five or six militants who were trying to cross into India along the disputed frontier with Pakistan, police said. Jammu is the winter capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, part of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir that has been divided between arch-rivals India and Pakistan since independence from Britain in 1947 but is claimed in full by both. Attacks against Indian security forces have increased in recent months, while Indian and Pakistani cross-border firing along the heavily militarised frontier has intensified as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours has risen. The attacks come on the same day Pakistan's new army chief, Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, took charge. Later this week, Pakistan officials are due in the Indian city of Amritsar for an Asian regional summit. India accuses Pakistan of supporting militants based on its side of the border who cross over to launch attacks. Pakistan denies that, accusing India of abusing the rights of Muslim Kashmiris opposed to Indian rule. Kashmir has been gripped by protests since security forces killed a popular separatist leader in July. A crackdown in response to the protests has paralysed much of the region. Nineteen Indian soldiers were killed in an attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir on Sept. 18 in the worst such assault in 14 years. (Writing by Tommy Wilkes; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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OPEC oil cut, if it comes, more face-saver than meaningful - analysts
(3.28/20)

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Oil futures slipped on Tuesday as Iran and Iraq remained at loggerheads with Saudi Arabia over an oil production cut before a long-anticipated meeting of OPEC ministers the following day. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said in September it hoped to cut oil output to 32.5-33.0 million barrels per day from a record 33.64 million bpd to reduce a global supply overhang and bolster prices. Analysts' belief that the group would finalise a deal, if only to save face, has been eroded in recent days after Saudi Arabia said oil markets would balance next year even without an OPEC output cut, sparking a last-ditch attempt to clinch a deal at Wednesday's Vienna gathering. Forecasts for oil prices now vary widely. With a realistic but significant deal, prices could reach $60 a barrel, according to the most optimistic forecast, or barely hit $50, according to the most bearish predictions. Some market watchers believe prices have found a floor at around $40 a barrel and so would not fall dramatically, should OPEC fail to strike a deal. Others believe the $40 mark could be breached and open the way to $30 a barrel. GOLDMAN SACHS: PRICE RISK SKEWED TO THE UPSIDE "If the proposed OPEC production cut to 32.5 million barrels per day is agreed to, we would expect prices to rally to the low $50s per barrel, with observed implementation required to support prices further. If no deal is reached, our expectation of rising inventories through first half of 2017 would warrant prices averaging $45 per barrel through next summer. " "With the Brent market in our view only pricing in a 30 percent probability of a deal being reached and the option market pricing in a $6 per barrel move, we believe that a move to below $40 per barrel would be difficult to sustain. This suggests that price risk is likely skewed to the upside heading into Wednesday. " BARCLAYS: CUT NOW NEEDS TO BE LARGER AS OUTPUT SOARS "With production continuing to rise through September and October, the implied cut needed on Nov. 30 is now larger than it was and assigning country by country quotas appears more difficult than first thought given arguments over the use of secondary data for production sources. Volatility is set to be high in the oil market in the days ahead. " "If no deal is implemented, further downward pressure is likely. If a deal is secured then oil prices could well move above $50 per barrel relatively quickly. " SAXO BANK: HIGH CHANCE OF 0.8-1.0 MBPD CUT "In such a case, I see a short-term pop above $50 but at this stage I do not see Brent break above $54/b. Once the dust settles on the deal, the market may begin to ask questions about compliance and a wait and see approach may be adopted during which time the price may drift lower, but not below $45. Failure to agree a deal should remove some of the credibility the cartel has tried to build up since Algiers and the market response could be a renewed sell-off towards the $40 area. " IHS ENERGY: MOST IMPORTANT OPEC MEET SINCE 1973 "A deal will be extremely challenging to deliver given political differences between members... An agreement of some sort is more likely than not to emerge this week as there are intense financial, political and credibility pressures on OPEC to strike a deal even if it is flawed. " SEB: CHANCE OF OPEC CUT DECLINED SUBSTANTIALLY "(The Saudi comment on Sunday) is clearly an effort by (Energy Minister Khalid) al-Falih to prepare the market for a no-cut outcome in order to avoid too much of a sell-off in case of an announcement of a no-deal. "... If OPEC this week announces that there will be no cut we expect the oil price to trade down to $43-44/b but we don't expect it to stay there all that long. It'll likely revert back towards $48/b where it has averaged since the start of June. " COMMERZBANK: OIL AT $40 IF NO DEAL "OPEC is currently producing roughly 700,000 barrels per day more than is needed. If OPEC's present production level were maintained, this would remain the case until mid-2017. The market would then be balanced only at the end of 2017, assuming that OPEC does not further increase its output. Yet experience in recent months shows that this is unlikely, especially since Libya and Nigeria are likely to grab every opportunity to raise their currently subdued production to a more normal level. " PVM: A CUT FROM WHICH LEVEL? "OPEC's current production is 33.6 to 33.8 mbpd. Once the dust settles it is less the size of the cut and more the actual production level that it could imply that really matters. Do not take an announcement of a headline cut of 1 mbpd at face value. It could still imply an OPEC production level considerably in excess of 33 mbpd, depending on developments in Libya and Nigeria and the speed and rigour of compliance. " JBC: RUSSIA'S INTENTIONS IN DOUBT "Russia's possible intention to contribute to a coordinated effort to curb the crude supply overhang remains in doubt despite statements by its energy minister and deputy suggesting that a freeze at current production levels would in effect be equivalent to a cut of 200,000-300,000 b/d. This latter volume is more or less in line with our expected annual supply growth for 2017 of 220,000 bpd but with the recent surge in October, Russia has in fact already reached this higher production level, indicating that any freeze would simply be just that - holding production steady at the recent strong level. " LATE LAST WEEK: BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH: "DEAL HIGHLY PROBABLE" "Should OPEC just deliver a half a million barrel deal, we see prices staying around the current levels. For prices to firmly break over $50/barrel, OPEC would have to deliver a 1 mln bpd cut announcement... Oil may drop to $40 a barrel if the cartel cannot agree to cut. " DNB MARKETS: "$40 BY CHRISTMAS IF NO DEAL" "Saudi Arabia does not seem very happy about the prospect of another year of oil prices below $50 per barrel and we believe all the cartel members are aware that unless a deal is reached the oil price could fall to $40 by Christmas. " CAPITAL ECONOMICS: "FACE-SAVING AGREEMENT LIKELY" "In the case of a strong credible deal, with participation from a number of large non-OPEC producers we could see prices go into the high 50's. On the other hand, if there is no deal we could see prices slump to below $40. " ABN AMRO - "75 PCT CHANCE OF CUT" "If OPEC surprises with a larger cut, or can make sure that non-OPEC producers like Russia would also cut production, then the impact can be bigger and a jump towards $55-60 range can be seen. However, the risk of a disappointment is much bigger. A real failure could push prices below $41 a barrel which would open the way towards the 2016 lows of around $30. " MACQUARIE - "DEAL HAS A 60 PCT CHANCE OF SUCCESS" "We are reiterating our call that the OPEC deal has a 60 percent chance of success on Nov. 30 with a low $50 price range on success and low $30 on failure. "If OPEC fails, they will be The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Bill Buckner and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight all rolled into one. Additionally, OPEC would lose jawboning power immediately and be on its way to dissolution while members are locked in a crude production arms race. " For last week's comments, click here (Reporting by Apeksha Nair and Swati Verma in Bengaluru and by Sabina Zawadzki in London; Editing by Dale Hudson and Mark Potter)
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Mother overdosing in front of daughter in Family Dollar charged with child endangerment
(3.24/20)

A mother who overdosed last month while shopping with her two-year-old daughter will be prosecuted for child endangerment. Essex County District Attorney's office confirmed the intention to prosecute Mandy McGowan of Salem, New Hampshire following the incident in September in the Family Dollar store in Lawrence. McGowan, 36, has been placed on probation and ordered to continue with drug treatment until her case is dealt with. Scroll down for video Her young daughter has been taken into state custody. McGowan's lawyer revealed on Monday that his client was 67 days into a drug treatment program. Chilling CCTV footage from the time shows the youngster pulling at her mother's arm after she collapsed in the store's toy aisle. It is understood she took either oral heroin or a narcotic like fentanyl. Emergency responders were forced to give McGowan two doses of Narcan before she was revived.
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Late push lifts Warriors past Hawks for 12th win in a row
(3.19/20)

OAKLAND — In the closing seconds of the third quarter on Monday night, Kevin Durant dribbled up the floor, spotted Ian Clark standing all alone at the three-point line and dished a pass to the reserve guard.
Just before the clock hit 0.0, Clark’s shot went down and the crowd at Oracle Arena erupted.
Clark’s three-pointer, which pulled the Golden State Warriors to within a point of the Atlanta Hawks at 80-81, was just the spark the team needed on a night that had been largely underwhelming to that point.
It was the start of an 11-0 run for the Warriors, who got past the Hawks 105-100 for their 12th win in a row.
Even as the Warriors began the fourth quarter with a surge, the Hawks, refused to go away. With 55 seconds to go, the visitors had the ball as the Warriors clung to a 104-99 lead.
Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder drove to the hoop, but Draymond Green redirected his shot with a vicious block. Green also swatted Kent Bazemore on the next possession as he ended the night with four blocks.
Facing a Hawks team that was playing the second leg of a back-to-back, the Warriors endured an ugly start to the night. Even after enjoying a 15-1 run in the middle of the first quarter, the Warriors entered the half trailing the Hawks 53-50 as a result of committing 11 turnovers.
The Warriors early 15-1 run had coincided with the introduction of Andre Iguodala to the game. The veteran forward ended the game with 12 points, five assists, five rebounds and a team-high plus-minus of +18.
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Burundi presidential aide wounded in assassination bid
(3.17/20)

A presidential adviser in Burundi was wounded in an assassination attempt late Monday, officials said, in the latest attack targeting allies of the country's embattled president.
Willy Nyamitwe, a presidential adviser in charge of communications, was at his home northwest of the capital, Bujumbura, when armed men attacked him, Bonfort Ndoreraho, chief of police in the capital Bujumbura, said Tuesday.
Ndoreraho said one policeman in Nyamitwe's security detail was killed and another was wounded, while Nyamitwe himself was wounded in the hand.
Foreign Minister Alain Aime Nyamitwe said on Twitter late Monday that Nyamitwe, who is his brother, "survived another assassination attempt. "
Authorities believe the government of neighboring Rwanda's was behind the attack on Nyamitwe, Pierre Nkurikiye, a police spokesman, said Tuesday.
The Burundian government has persistently accused Rwanda of training and arming insurgents opposed to Nkurunziza, charges Rwanda denies.
Sporadic political violence has plagued Burundi since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term amid significant opposition. Nkurunziza eventually won re-election in polls criticized by the U. S. and rights groups for not being free and fair.
Since the elections, hundreds of people have been killed in ongoing violence and the U. N. is investigating reports of extra-judicial killings, torture and rape.
Burundi's security agencies are blamed for carrying out most of the killings, although some of the victims have been allies of the president.
In August 2015, Lt. Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana, a former intelligence chief who was key ally of the president's, was killed in a rocket attack in Bujumbura.
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Security experts join Jill Stein's recount effort
(3.16/20)

A plane carrying a Brazilian football team flying to a cup final crashed in Colombia today, with 76 people reported dead. Initial reports suggested six of the 81 people aboard – 72 passengers and nine crew members – had survived. According to Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper, there were at least 22 players from the Brazilian football club Chapecoense onboard, along with 22 football journalists from Brazil. The team was heading to Medellín to play in the Copa Sudamerica finals match against Atlético Nacional on Wednesday. The flight is believed to have taken off from São Paulo, Brazil, at 3.35pm local time and stopped off in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, before heading to Colombia. Medellín airport said in a statement that a plane travelling from Santa Cruz had declared an emergency because of an electrical failure and had crashed between the Colombian municipalities of La Ceja and La Unión. A unnamed 23rd player had reportedly intended to go on the trip but did not travel.
Brazilian team Chapecoense among those on board crashed plane
The Brazilian team that was on board the plane was set to celebrate a historic week in its history. Chapecoense was traveling to Colombia to compete in its first continental final. The mood in the camp had been buoyant after the team – a relative outsider – had beaten several heavyweights to reach the final.
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Security experts have joined Jill Stein’s effort to force the state of Wisconsin to conduct a recount of the votes in that state by hand. Amid fears that there may have been foreign tampering with electronic voting systems, half a dozen academics and experts joined the suit to testify that recounting by hand would produce a “more correct result and change the outcome of the election,” the suit said.
The Green party presidential candidate has led a campaign, backed by crowdsourced fundraising, to have the votes in the crucial states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania recounted amid fears that electronic voting may have fallen victim to foreign tampering. Her campaign faced several roadblocks since she filed the first call for a recount in Wisconsin on Friday, as she may have missed the deadline for a recount in several counties in Pennsylvania and the state of Wisconsin is requesting $3.5m, more than the originally estimated $1m, by the end of Tuesday.
Security experts join Jill Stein’s ‘election changing’ recount campaign
Donald Trump has chosen a prominent critic of Obamacare as his secretary of health and human services, casting fresh doubt over the future of the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Tom Price of Georgia, an orthopedic surgeon who has long been a leading congressional voice in opposition to Barack Obama’s healthcare reform legislation, was confirmed on Tuesday as the president-elect’s pick. It came at the beginning of a day that vice-president-elect Mike Pence told reporters would produce “a number of very important announcements” concerning the presidential transition.
Donald Trump selects Tom Price as secretary of health and human services
John Patterson takes a look at the Hollywood career of Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon’s – or Stephen K Bannon as he’s known on IMDb. Bannon, who has a record of promoting antisemitic, anti-Muslim and misogynistic content while overseeing the “alt-right” website Breitbart News, made money through an early investment in Seinfeld, and later took to writing and producing his own films including, Hillary: The Movie, and the Sarah Palin biopic The Undefeated. Bannon’s “movies aim to give the illusion of authority and thoroughness, and they dig deep into the negatives on their enemies (Clinton Cash) and the positives on their idols (Palin biopic The Undefeated),” Patterson writes, “without ever offering countervailing opinions or contrary evidence. No alternative opinion is wanted or sought. Only haters need apply.”
For haters only: watching Steve Bannon’s documentary films
The Democrats must abandon their centrist tendencies and return to the left if they are to win back the white working class, Thomas Frank argues. Frank says this election was a rebuke of centrist policies, which are predicated on promise of victory, and implores Democrats to learn this lesson and pivot to the left. However, he has little hope that they will.
How the Democrats could win again, if they wanted
The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant.
Theory challenging Einstein’s view on speed of light could soon be tested
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First Woman to Become Australia's Highest Ranking Judge
(3.16/20)

A former law firm receptionist who left school at 15 was on Tuesday named the first woman to become Australia's highest ranking judge.
High Court Justice Susan Kiefel, 62, will in January become the senior judge on the seven-judge bench with the retirement of Chief Justice Robert French, the government said.
She will become the 13th Chief Justice of Australia since the court first sat in 1903.
In announcing her appointment, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described Kiefel as an inspiration and a reminder to lawyers that their own office secretary might one day become Australia's most senior judge.
Kiefel cautioned against others making the same early life choices. She quit a government school in Brisbane to learn secretarial skills at a technical college. She then held down full-time jobs while completing high school and studying law at night.
"I didn't like school and I didn't think I was being told what opportunities there were out there," she said Tuesday. "I thought it was best to get out in the world and find out what career opportunities there were. "
"I would definitely counsel anyone against it. Working full-time and studying at night and not having holidays for five years is not to be recommended," she said.
Kiefel earned a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge in Britain before returning to her home state where in 1993 she became the first woman judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland state.
Kiefel is currently one of three women on the High Court bench and the longest serving judge after French.
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Turkey Has Not Given up on EU but Eyeing Alternatives
(3.15/20)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has not given up yet on the idea of EU accession but is actively pursuing alternatives.
In televised remarks Tuesday, the Turkish president lamented that the "EU has insisted on hampering full membership negotiations" and insulted Turkey .
"Despite this, we have not — for the time being — closed the EU book," he said.
Erdogan, who has previously suggested Turkey could join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization instead, stressed his country was not without alternatives and had already entered talks with them.
Turkey-EU ties are increasingly strained in the wake of a non-binding vote by European Union legislators to suspend Turkey's accession talks over rights abuses following a failed military coup in July. The EU needs Turkey to stem the flow of refugees from its shores to Europe.
Turkey has not given up on EU but eyeing alternatives
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Erdogan says Turkey not yet "closed the book" on EU, but has alternatives
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Patagonia donating its $10M in Black Friday sales to charity
(3.14/20)

Patagonia says its Black Friday "fundraiser for the Earth " has shattered expectations by bringing in $ 10 million in sales that will be donated to nonprofits focused on helping the environment.
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Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyper-personalization' revenue
(3.14/20)

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) - Nissan is going to offer internet access, safety technology and myriad accessory options the Japanese automaker calls "hyper-personalization," not only in new models but also for vehicles people already own. Nissan Motor Co. Corporate Vice President Kent O'Hara, who oversees the after-sales business, said Tuesday that connectivity, accessories and personalization will deliver 25 percent of his division by 2022, when it's negligible now. Advances in such fields are accelerating in the industry, and Nissan hopes to be ahead of rivals. Making the drive personal will be about more than access to the music or seat colors of your choice. Advances in 3-D printing, for instance, will make possible all kinds of designs for your car, similar to how people customize their sneaker designs today, according to O'Hara. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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2nd day of homage to Fidel Castro to end with rally
(3.12/20)

Havana — Schools and government offices will be closed Tuesday for a second day of homage to Fidel Castro, with the day ending in a rally on the wide plaza where the Cuban leader delivered fiery speeches to mammoth crowds in the years after he seized power.
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have been bidding farewell to Castro, pledging allegiance to his socialist ideology and paying tribute before images of the leader as a young guerrilla gazing out over the country he would come to rule for nearly a half century.
Lines stretched for hours outside Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution, the heart of government power. There and across Cuba, people signed condolence books and an oath of loyalty to Castro’s sweeping May 1, 2000, proclamation of the Cuban revolution as an unending battle for socialism, nationalism and an outsize role for the island on the world stage.
Tribute sites were set up in hundreds of places across the island as the government urged Cubans to reaffirm their belief in a socialist, single-party system that in recent years has struggled to maintain the fervor that was widespread at the triumph of the 1959 revolution.
Many mourners came on their own, but thousands were sent in groups by the communist government, which still employs about 80 percent of the working people in Cuba despite the growth of the private sector under Castro’s successor, his brother Raul.
One of the first in line at the Plaza of the Revolution on Monday was Tania Jimenez, a mathematician who arrived at 4 a.m. carrying a rose.
“Fidel is everything to us, the soul of this country who gave everything, all his life,” a tearful Jimenez said.
Sandra Aguilar, a doctor, said her visit to the memorial had two goals: “We came to say goodbye to our commander, (and) to reaffirm our support of the revolution,” she said.
After 10 years of leadership by Raul Castro, a relatively camera-shy and low-key successor, Cuba has found itself riveted once again by the words and images of the man who dominated the lives of generations. Since his death on Friday night, state-run newspapers, television and radio have run wall-to-wall tributes to Fidel Castro, broadcasting non-stop footage of his speeches, interviews and foreign trips, interspersed with adulatory remembrances by prominent Cubans.
Inside the memorial, thousands walked through three rooms with near-identical displays featuring the 1962 Alberto Korda photograph of the young Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains, bouquets of white flowers and an array of Castro’s medals against a black backdrop, framed by honor guards of soldiers and children in school uniforms. The ashes of the 90-year-old former president did not appear to be on display.
Signs read: “The Cuban Communist Party is the only legitimate heir of the legacy and authority of the commander in chief of the Cuban Revolution, comrade Fidel Castro.”
The scene was played out on a smaller scale at countless places across the country.
At the Jose Antonio Mella school in Ciudad Escolar Libertad, on the western outskirts of Havana, children in golden uniforms and local residents quietly lined up one-by-one to sign the oath. By late morning, there were already more than 1,000 signatures.
Across the street in a community center, retiree Jose Menendez Marquez served as an honor guard while people filed past the photo of Castro. He struggled to keep his chin high as tears rolled down his cheeks.
“There is no one else in the world like Fidel,” Menendez said. “He did so many things for the Cuban people, it’s incredible, innumerable. He delivered us from misery, from hunger.”
For some, particularly younger Cubans, Castro’s death barely registered.
Yankemell Barrera, a 20-year-old student, said that Castro wasn’t a strong presence in his life and that he wasn’t much affected by his death or planning to go to any of the memorial events. He said studying for finals would be a better use of his time.
“Even if I’m obligated to go, I’m not doing it,” he said.
On Wednesday, Castro’s ashes will begin a three-day procession eastward across Cuba, retracing the march of his army of bearded rebels from the Sierra Maestra to the capital. The ashes will be interred Sunday in Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago, Cuba’s second-largest city.
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Westbrook with another triple-double as Thunder down Knicks
(3.12/20)

Russell Westbrook insists he is not interested in chasing history after a quickfire eighth triple-double of the season left him on track to equal Oscar Robertson’s long-standing NBA record.
Westbrook was in scintillating form once more to help the Oklahoma City Thunder overpower the New York Knicks 112-103 at Madison Square Garden, bagging his third consecutive triple-double — the 45th of his career.
Westbrook needed just 20 minutes on court to complete his latest masterclass, part of a haul that leaves him averaging triple-double numbers for the season.
The 28-year-old finished with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists.
Westbrook is now averaging 30.9 points per game, 11.3 assists and 10.4 rebounds for the season.
Only one player in NBA history — Robertson in 1961-62 — has ever gone an entire season averaging triple-double numbers.
Westbrook is on pace to equal Robertson’s record, albeit with only 19 games of the season gone. Westbrook’s display Monday helped the Thunder improve to 11-8 as the Knicks fell to 8-9.
However Westbrook is adamant that matching Robertson’s record is not on his agenda.
“Winning is sustainable,” Westbrook said. “My job is to go out and find the best way to win games. Right now, we won three straight and that is what’s most important to me.
“I don’t really care, honestly. I like to win and compete at a high level. I do the same thing every year.”
Enes Kanter offered another offensive threat for the Thunder, rising from the bench to score 27 points and grab 10 rebounds in 28 minutes.
For the Knicks, Derrick Rose led the scoring with 30 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Kristaps Porzingis added 21 points and Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 18 points.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan however paid tribute to Westbrook’s display.
“He (Westbrook) obviously set people up tremendously tonight,” Donovan said.
“Offensively getting and creating shots, getting in the lane. I thought his rebounding, getting to a couple of loose ball plays. When he does that it sends an unbelievable message to our team of his spirit and his fight and the way he competes.”
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Neil Young wants Obama to end 'violence' at pipeline protest
(3.10/20)

Neil Young is calling on President Barack Obama "to step in and end" what he calls the "violence" against protesters demonstrating against an oil pipeline being built in North Dakota on part of an Indian reservation.
In an open letter on Facebook posted Monday, the 71-year-old rock star calls the protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation "an awakening. " He says demonstrators are "standing strong in the face of outrageous, unnecessary and violent aggression. " He says law enforcement agencies and the National Guard are "seemingly acting to protect the interests of the Dakota Access Pipeline profiteers" with taxpayer money.
Young also chided President-elect Donald Trump, labeling him the "surprise president. "
The letter is signed by Young and his girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah.
Young included a video of him singing against the backdrop of the protest camp.
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Scotland leader: Keeping EU trade could require independence
(3.08/20)

Scotland's leader says her country could consider independence again if Britain withdraws from the European Union single market as part of its expected EU exit.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland must retain free trade with EU partners.
She told Irish lawmakers during a speech Tuesday in Dublin: "If the path that the U. K. chooses to take turns out to be deeply damaging to Scotland's best interests ... then the people of Scotland must have the right to choose a different future. "
Sturgeon's speech was the first by a foreign government leader to Ireland's upper chamber of parliament, the Seanad.
Ireland was part of the U. K. from 1801 to 1922. Ireland and the U. K. together joined the then-European Economic Community in 1973. Scotland voted against independence in 2014.
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Emergency at Medellin Airport Over Plane Arriving From Bolivia
(2.79/20)

Medellin’s Jose Maria Cordova International Airport announced early Tuesday that their Emergency Operations Committee has been activated following an incident involving a plane that was due to arrive from Bolivia.
The plane was carrying 72 passengers from Bolivia to the Colombian city, including members of the Brazilian club soccer team Chapecoense, the airport's official Twitter account confirmed, adding that there appeared to be survivors. The team was due to play again Medellin’s Atletico Nacional in the finals of the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday, local media reported.
Confirmado, la aeronave con matrícula CP2933 * transportaba al equipo @ChapecoenseReal. Al parecer hay sobrevivientes.
This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
ABC News' Joshua Hoyos contributed to this report.
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The (getaway) cars of Fidel Castro
(2.35/20)

HAVANA, Cuba – Fidel Castro had a variety of vehicles during his lifetime, from American-made products like a Ford and an Oldsmobile to a British-made Land Rover. After he came to power in 1959 , he showed a preference for Mercedes-Benz
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South Korean president offers to QUIT following public outrage over a corrupt 'Rasputin' confidante who wielded government power
(2.30/20)

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said she would quit following public outrage over a Rasputin-type confidante who wielded government power. The leader's longtime friend Choi Soon-sil, who, despite having no official role in government, allegedly had a say in policy decisions and exploited her presidential ties to bully companies into giving large sums of money to her businesses and foundations. Choi has been indicted with extortion, leakage of confidential documents and other charges, but the President cannot face prosecution while still in office. It has sparked mass public outrage in South Korea, prompting Park to say if parliament can come up with a plan for a 'safe transfer of governments', she would step down. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she'll resign in her latest attempt to fend off impeachment efforts and massive street protests amid prosecution claims that a corrupt confidante wielded government power from the shadows. Opponents immediately called Park's conditional resignation offer a stalling tactic, and analysts said her steadfast denial that she has done anything wrong could embolden her enemies. The country's largest opposition party, the Minjoo Party, said it would not let Park's 'ploy to avoid impeachment' interfere with a planned vote on impeachment on Friday. Park, who did not take questions from reporters after her live address to the nation, said she will 'leave the matters about my fate, including the shortening of my presidential term, to be decided by the National Assembly,' referring to parliament. 'If the ruling and opposition parties discuss and come up with a plan to reduce the confusion in state affairs and ensure a safe transfer of governments, I will step down from the presidential position under that schedule and by processes stated in law,' she said. But some saw Park's speech as a clear effort to avoid leaving office, despite the resignation language. One clue that she was trying to buy time, said Yul Shin, a politics professor at Seoul's Myongji University, was her comment on 'shortening' the presidential term, which he said would require a time-consuming constitutional amendment. Park is to end her single five-year term in early 2018. 'There is no possibility that the opposition parties will accept her offer - not when the public is this angry,' Shin said. 'She apparently wanted to buy more time, but in the end she might have hastened the end of her presidency.' Park's speech came as opposition parties were closing in on an impeachment motion. Even some of her allies have called on her to 'honorably' step down rather than face impeachment. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in Seoul each Saturday to demand Park is ousted. The country's two largest opposition parties said they will propose to the presidential office two former senior prosecutors as candidates for a special prosecutor to independently investigate the scandal. Under a law passed by parliament earlier this month, Park has three days to pick a special prosecutor among the two candidates. Park, in her speech, continued to deny accusations by prosecutors that she colluded in the criminal activities of her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil, who, despite having no official role in government, allegedly had a say in policy decisions and exploited her presidential ties to bully companies into giving large sums of money to businesses and foundations that Choi controlled. 'Not for one moment did I pursue my private gains, and I have so far lived without ever harboring the smallest selfish motive,' Park said. 'The problems that have emerged are from projects that I thought were serving the public interest and benefiting the country. But since I failed to properly manage those around me, (everything that happened) is my large wrongdoing.' Instead of buying her more time, Park's conditional resignation offer may embolden street protesters and further fan the anger of her critics because she continues to deny wrongdoing over the scandal, said Choi Chang Ryul, a politics professor at South Korea's Yongin University. Chung Jinsuk, floor leader of Park's Saenuri Party, defended her speech as showing a 'determination to avoid confusion in state affairs,' and said that parliament should 'overcome factions' to agree on the process and timeline for Park's exit. South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, quit and fled to Hawaii amid a popular uprising in 1960. The succeeding government was overthrown by a coup by Park's late father, the military dictator Park Chung-hee, whose rule also abruptly ended after he was assassinated by his spy chief in 1979. Choi Kyu-hah then became acting president, but was forced out of office eight months later after a military coup led by Chun Doo-hwan, who would eventually become president. At the heart of the scandal is Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a late cult leader and mentor who became close to Park after her mother's assassination in 1974. Prosecutors have so far indicted Choi, two ex-presidential officials and a music video director known as a Choi associate for extortion, leakage of confidential documents and other charges. Park, who has immunity from prosecution while in office, has refused to meet with prosecutors. Her lawyer, Yoo Yeong-ha, has described prosecutors' accusations as groundless.
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Cubans fret over life after Castro with Trump next door
(2.23/20)

From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back. But the death of "El Comandante" has added to worries among Cubans that U. S. President-elect Donald Trump will slam the door shut on nascent trade and travel ties, undoing two years of detente with the United States under Obama. ...
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France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence
(2.20/20)

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting. ...
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France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive
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Iraqi Forces Assault 2 Villages South of Mosul
(2.19/20)

Iraqi forces are assaulting villages far south of Mosul in the Nineveh province, attempting to clear rural areas of Islamic State fighters who stayed behind to hinder their advance.
Several hundred fighters from the army, state-sanctioned Shiite militias and paramilitary federal police massed in the village of Haj Ali on Tuesday, firing mortars at IS positions in the villages of Shayala Abali and Shayala Ayma, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Iraq's second largest city.
Dust obscured the view as a column of Humvees advanced on the villages across an open field, firing heavy machine guns and backed by mortars.
The government last month launched a massive campaign to retake Mosul, captured by IS in 2014. It is the extremist group's last major urban center in Iraq.
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Leaning San Francisco tower seen sinking from space
(2.17/20)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Engineers in San Francisco have tunneled underground to try and understand the sinking of the 58-story Millennium Tower. Now comes an analysis from space. The European Space Agency has released detailed data from satellite imagery that shows the skyscraper in San Francisco's financial district is continuing to sink at a steady rate " and perhaps faster than previously known. The luxury high-rise that opened its doors in 2009 has been dubbed the Leaning Tower...
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White House: 'There has been no evidence' to support Trump's voter-fraud claim
(2.16/20)

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday brushed off President-elect Donald Trump 's claim of widespread voter fraud during an election he won.
"I think what I can say as an objective fact is that there has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that," he said during a daily press briefing with reporters. "But for a reaction or an explanation, I would refer you to the president-elect's team. "
Related: Trump tweets about recount
On Sunday , amid a tweetstorm over a recount effort that began in Wisconsin, Trump offered without any evidence a claim that "millions" voted illegally for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton , saying he otherwise would have won the national popular vote. He also claimed there was widespread voter fraud in California, Virginia, and New Hampshire, another claim that was not backed up by any evidence.
Trump won the election by a wide margin in the Electoral College, securing the presidency, but he is trailing Clinton by more than two million votes nationwide.
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Trump ignores First Amendment protections, suggests jail time for flag-burning
(2.14/20)

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag -- if they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!," Trump tweeted.
The Supreme Court twice affirmed the right to desecrate the American flag as a form of free speech -- a historically contentious issue -- in cases before the high court in 1989 and 1990.
In the 1989 case "Texas v. Johnson, " the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that flag burning was a form of "symbolic speech" that was protected by the First Amendment. The ruling was granted after an appeal from Gregory Johnson, who had been convicted by a Texas court of violating a state law that prohibited the "desecration of a venerated object" such as the US flag.
The following year, in "United states v. Eichman, " the Supreme Court again affirmed the right to burn the flag when it ruled 7-3 that the Flag Protection Act of 1989 -- passed by Congress in response to the Johnson decision -- was unconstitutional.
When asked about the Supreme Court rulings on CNN's "New Day," Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller did not respond to questions about the constitutional protections of flag burning.
"Flag burning should be illegal," Miller repeatedly told CNN's Chris Cuomo.
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Intel to provide computing power for Delphi autonomous cars
(2.12/20)

DETROIT (AP) — Auto parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. has signed a deal with Intel to buy high-powered computer processors for Delphi's future autonomous-vehicle systems. Delphi says Intel's added computing capacity will be needed as autonomous-car systems gather and store more and more information while expanding their ability to deal with situations on real roads. In August, Delphi announced that it had joined with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. Intel Corp. will supply Delphi with high-capacity computers needed to process input from radar, cameras and laser sensors as well as maps of roadside landmarks. Glen De Vos, vice president of Delphi's business-services unit, says the Intel deal gives the company everything it needs to develop an autonomous-driving package to sell to automakers. Delphi makes its own radar and laser sensors and uses Mobileye's cameras and software. It also relies on Ottomatica, a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, to develop artificial intelligence for autonomous cars. A fully autonomous car will need far more computing power than Delphi now has in a semi-autonomous driving system that's being rolled out by Audi soon, De Vos said. Delphi also said it would unveil a system that uses landmark mapping and sensors to take an autonomous car through complex urban and freeway environments. The system was to be shown off in a short drive in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and with a longer drive at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas in January. De Vos said the system will work without costly and data storage-intensive high-definition mapping that other companies are developing. It relies on the cars gathering measurements from landmarks to make sure the cars are within their driving lanes. "The more efficient you can be about mapping the better overall from a performance and cost standpoint," De Vos said. The Intel deal was worked out during the Thanksgiving weekend. Terms were not disclosed. De Vos said it will help Delphi and Mobileye get the autonomous system ready for use on real roads sometime in 2019. The companies already are testing autonomous cars in a Singapore business district and plan to bring the technology to the U. S. and Europe for tests starting next year.
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Trump Summons Romney for 2nd Look as Staffers Squabble
(2.11/20)

Donald Trump's hunt for a secretary of state is veering into dramatic terrain, with the president-elect summoning Mitt Romney back for a second look as a top aide leads a public pressure campaign against the pick.
Trump has a follow-up meeting Tuesday with the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, who has become a symbol of the internal divisions agitating the transition team. He also plans to sit with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On Monday, Trump spent an hour with retired Gen. David Petraeus, a new contender.
Aides were divided over Trump's choices, particularly the prospect that Trump could tap Romney for the top-tier diplomatic post. In an unusual public airing of internal machinations, Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Sunday warned that the president-elect's supporters would feel "betrayed" if he tapped Romney as secretary of state.
Exiting Trump Tower on Monday night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence simply teased "a number of very important announcements tomorrow. "
One announcement expected Tuesday was Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Trump has selected Price for the role, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person was not authorized to discuss the nomination publicly ahead of the announcement and so insisted on anonymity.
While other staffing decisions were being made, the search for secretary of state was still underway. Petraeus said he spent about an hour with the president-elect and praised him for showing a "great grasp of a variety of the challenges that are out there. "
The former CIA chief pleaded guilty last year to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information relating to documents he had provided to his biographer, with whom he was having an affair.
Pence, who is heading the transition effort, is said to be among those backing Romney for secretary of state. Romney was fiercely critical of Trump throughout the campaign but is interested in the Cabinet position, and they discussed it during a lengthy meeting earlier this month.
Other top Trump allies, notably Conway, have launched a highly unusual public campaign against a Romney nomination. Conway's comments stirred speculation that she is seeking either to force Trump's hand or give him cover for ultimately passing over Romney.
Three people close to the transition team said Trump had been aware that Conway planned to voice her opinion, both on Twitter and in television interviews. They disputed reports that Trump was furious at her and suggested his decision to consider additional candidates instead highlighted her influence.
Trump is said to have offered Conway a choice of White House jobs — either press secretary or communications director. But people with knowledge of Conway's plans say she is more interested in serving as an outside political adviser, akin to the role President Barack Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe played following the 2008 election.
Trump was considering former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to head the Homeland Security Department, according to those close to the transition process. Giuliani was initially the front-runner for secretary of state and is still in the mix. But questions about his overseas business dealings, as well as his public campaigning for the job, have given Trump pause.
Those close to the transition insisted on anonymity in commenting because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the private process.
In addition to the public staffing spat, the campaign was forced Monday to defend Trump's baseless assertions of illegal voting, made in angry response to a recount effort.
That effort, led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and joined by Hillary Clinton's campaign, marched on in three states, based partly on the Stein campaign's unsubstantiated assertion that cyber-hacking could have interfered with electronic voting machines. Wisconsin officials approved plans to begin a recount as early as Thursday. Stein also asked for a recount in Pennsylvania and was expected to do the same in Michigan, where officials certified Trump's victory Monday.
Trump has denounced the recounts and now claims without evidence that he, not Clinton, would have won the popular vote if it hadn't been for "millions of people who voted illegally. " On Twitter, he singled out Virginia, California and New Hampshire.
There has been no indication of widespread election tampering or voter fraud in those states or any others. Trump aides struggled Monday to back up their boss' claim.
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Russia eyes supplying military hardware to PH
(2.08/20)

Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev gestures as he talks about the Philippines and Russia relations in a media forum Tuesday, Nov.29, 2016. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
MANILA, Philippines — Russia’s ambassador to the Philippines said Tuesday that Moscow is not discussing a military alliance with Manila, but rather a partnership and friendship that would see Russia supply arms and transfer technology to the long-standing U. S. ally.
Ambassador Igor Khovaev told a media forum that the two countries’ economic and trade commission will start work soon to identify specific areas of cooperation. The commission’s Russian co-chair will be visiting Manila soon, he added, without giving a date.
Khovaev said Russia is open to all options for bilateral cooperation, including the long-term supply of military hardware “without political conditionality” like adherence to human rights. He was apparently alluding to the U. S. Congress’ conditions for release of military assistance.
Since becoming the Philippines’ president in June, Rodrigo Duterte has had an uneasy relationship with the U. S. He has declared his intentions to bolster relations with China and Russia — whose leaders he has met recently — as he revamps Philippine foreign policy, which has long leaned on Washington.
Khovaev said Duterte is also expected to pay an official visit to Russia next year.
Russia is “interested in long-term cooperation” that is comprehensive and includes “all forms — supply of arms and weapons, staff training, maintenance, transfer of technology,” he added.
Aside from supplying arms and weapons, Russia is also open to cooperation in all areas, including building infrastructure like railroads, supplying electric equipment, oil and gas ventures, increasing tourism, trade and people-to-people contacts, he said.
“Everything is possible,” he said. “What we need is a wish list from our Filipino partners.”
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza is due to fly to Russia next week. He said he will discuss defense cooperation with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Kuzhugetovich, and will shop for Russian military equipment, specifically sniper rifles for ground troops.
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Saudi-Iran Rivalries Could Scuttle Tentative OPEC Deal
(2.06/20)

Up to this week, chances that OPEC countries would agree to their first cut in output in eight years were looking good. Now, not so much.
Saud Arabia is questioning the informal agreement made in September. And the desert kingdom, which accounts for about a third of OPEC's output, normally prevails at ministerial meetings. The price of crude was down on Tuesday, reflecting investors' caution about a final agreement being reached.
Still, a deal is not out of the question, and even a remote possibility that it will be backed is an exciting prospect. Spencer Welch, an analyst with IHS energy, casts the event as "potentially the most important OPEC meeting since 1973," when the cartel imposed a highly effective oil embargo on the West.
Those days of OPEC unity have been replaced by infighting and rivalries that have tarnished the cartel's image and crippled its ability to set world prices and supplies.
Instead of cutbacks, Saudi oil minister Khalid Al-Falih says the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries should do no more than what it has done for nearly a decade — sit back and let demand drive up prices "without an intervention from OPEC. "
He told reporters that the Vienna meeting is wide open, declaring: "We don't have a single path, which is to cut production. "
The Saudi stance raises chances not only of yet another inconclusive meeting. It also refocuses the spotlight on the battle for influence between the Saudis and Iran.
Once second only to Saudi Arabia in production within OPEC, Iran chafed for years under sanctions that crimped its oil sales while watching its rival increase its output. With sanctions lifted this year as a result of a nuclear agreement, Iran is looking to regain its market share within OPEC while pushing the Saudis to give up gains it says were made while Tehran was sanctioned.
Al-Falih may be hoping that his apparent about-turn on output cuts will pressure Iran and other members to be more open to reducing their own production instead of waiting for the Saudis to go it alone. And at least one important member appears to be listening.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press that his country is ready to pare back output as part of an overall OPEC decrease of 900,000 to 1.2 million barrels per day. That would be cut of between 2.7 percent and 3.6 percent from October levels.
But Tehran insists the onus is on the Saudis. Alluding to its Mideast rival, Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said Monday that OPEC members that had increased production "dramatically... should naturally accept more responsibility for decreasing production. "
Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency opted for tougher language, accusing the Saudis of waging a "full-blown psychological war" against other members after having "seized share of other OPEC manufacturers".
The Saudis, said Mehr, want to "maintain the highest production capacity while ignoring interests of other members. "
Russia and other major non-OPEC producers had signaled readiness to cooperate after the September meeting. But after Saudi Arabia stayed away from technical pre-meeting talks on Monday, Russia also declined to join. Now, with the internal OPEC dispute brewing, Russia and other oil producers outside the cartel are waiting to see how the ministers' meeting plays out.
Even a full OPEC cut will not restore crude prices to the levels over $100 that a barrel fetched in June of 2014, before increased output from the U. S. and other non-OPEC countries led to oversupply.
OPEC then opted to pump at high volumes instead of throttling production, in an attempt to maintain market share and drive U. S. shale oil and gas producers with higher operating costs, out of business.
Crude prices plunged as a result. In January, they fell below $30 a barrel for the first time in over a decade before rising to levels now that are still less than half of their mid-2014 peak. On Tuesday, the U. S. benchmark was 66 cents, or 1.4 percent, lower at $46.42 a barrel.
Among the oil nations most hurt by the price drops are OPEC members Venezuela and Nigeria , but also Russia and Brazil. So both producers in and outside the cartel have an incentive to work on reducing output, even if Wednesday's meeting fails to do so.
Still, with the market oversupplied and the world economy not growing at full speed, any price benefits for Russia and OPEC nations are expected to be short-lived. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to reduce restrictions on shale oil, which would further increase global supply.
And even if there is agreement to cut output, there is no guarantee individual members will honor commitments. They have regularly pumped more crude than their allotted quota in the past.
"The same obstacles toward a deal remain," said energy consultants Wood Mackenzie in a research note: "A reluctance on the part of key producers to cut production and lose market share. "
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Nasser Karimi contributed from Tehran.
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Merkel thanked by Afghan boy at party meeting
(2.06/20)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has moved a young Afghan boy to tears, shaking his hand after he publicly thanked her at a party meeting.
The boy, identified only as Edris, and his father attended a congress in Heidelberg on Monday evening of Ms Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats.
Edris said: "Thank you, Mrs. Merkel! "
The chancellor replied: "You've learned German well", and added: "keep practising. "
He did, telling the chancellor: "And I wanted to touch your hands once. "
Ms Merkel stepped down from the podium to meet the boy and pose for photos. Video footage showed the youngster wiping away tears.
Germany took in hundreds of thousands of migrants last year, earning Ms Merkel both praise and criticism.
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Golden State Warriors extend winning streak to 12 games against the Atlanta Hawks while Russell Westbrook's third consecutive triple-double helps OKC down the New York Knicks
(2.06/20)

Golden State extended its winning streak to a dozen games by holding off Atlanta in a close finish and winning 105-100 on Monday, led by 25 points and 14 rebounds from Kevin Durant. Draymond Green blocked two shots in the final 43.4 seconds to preserve victory for the Warriors, who moved two games clear atop the Pacific Division from the Los Angeles Clippers. Those division rivals have the two best records across the NBA. Atlanta's loss saw the Hawks slip to second in the Southeast Division behind Charlotte, which started strongly to take victory at Memphis, while Oklahoma City remained half a game clear in the Northwest Division as Russell Westbrook recorded another triple double and the Thunder beat New York. Golden State's Stephen Curry scored 25 points with four 3-pointers, and Klay Thompson added 20 points as Golden State's Big Three - including Durant - each reached 20 points for the second consecutive game. The Warriors won their seventh straight home game and fifth in a row there against Atlanta while welcoming back Green from a one-game absence while injured. Dennis Schroder scored 24 points for the Hawks. Charlotte's Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb scored 21 points apiece as the Hornets won 104-85 at Memphis. Walker and Lamb were a combined 14 of 25 from the field, including 7 for 13 on 3-point attempts. The rest of the Hornets were 2 of 13 from outside the arc. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 19 points and eight rebounds. Mike Conley had 15 points before leaving in the third quarter with a lower back injury. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook got his third straight triple-double and nearly did it by halftime, finishing with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists for his NBA-leading eighth of the season as the Thunder beat New York 112-103. Westbrook had 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists at the break and is now averaging a triple-double for the season, raising his averages to 30.9 points, 11.3 assists and 10.3 rebounds through more than a month of the season. Enes Kanter added a season-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Thunder. Derrick Rose scored a season-best 30 points, but the Knicks had their six-game home winning streak snapped. Boston's Isaiah Thomas had 25 points to lead the Celtics past Miami 112-104. Avery Bradley added 18 points for the Celtics, who beat Miami for the fourth consecutive time. The 112 points were the most scored against the Heat this season. Goran Dragic had 27 points and 17 assists for the Heat, setting season bests in both categories, and Hassan Whiteside added 25 points and 17 rebounds. The Heat tied a season low for a quarter with 12 points in the second, going into halftime down 48-31. They established a season best with 42 points in the third, yet Boston maintained a double-digit lead. Utah's George Hill had 24 points as the Jazz beat Minnesota 112-103 to remain right on the tail of Oklahoma City in their tight division contest. Toronto's Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and set a team record by hitting all six of his 3-pointers as the Raptors cruised past Philadelphia 122-95 to make it 13 straight wins against the 76ers. Washington's Bradley Beal made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 31 points as the Wizards recovered after giving up a late lead and beat Sacramento 101-95 in overtime.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump won presidency but lost popular vote
(2.06/20)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's tweets can't erase the reality that he lost the popular vote in this month's election, according to The Associated Press' vote-counting operation. The president-elect tweeted Saturday that he'd have won the popular vote "if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. " He also alleged "serious voter fraud" in California, New Hampshire and Virginia and complained that the media aren't covering it. Not only did he present no evidence to back up those claims - there apparently isn't any. Asked to provide supporting evidence on Monday, Trump's transition team pointed only to past charges of irregularities in voter registration. There has been no evidence of widespread tampering or hacking that would change the results of the presidential contest, and for good reason, experts said. For one, it would be highly impractical. The nation's election system is decentralized, a patchwork of state laws whose differences would be nearly impossible to target on a large scale, said Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice. "You would need to have hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people conspiring with insiders and with one another," Weiser said. "To keep a conspiracy of that magnitude secret is just unthinkable. " "The process is not rigged anywhere in America," said R. Doug Lewis, who headed the nonprofit Election Center for more than two decades. Interest groups, bloggers and others across the political spectrum keep anecdotal lists of instances of election fraud, he said, but "when each side is forced to come up with factual examples where that has happened, where they have to name names... almost always the allegations go away. " On Twitter, Trump has returned to two well-worn techniques: denying he's lost anything and playing on public distrust. The AP's vote-counting operations in California, Virginia and New Hampshire used locally hired workers to gather vote totals from local jurisdictions. In some states, the news agency also collected votes from secretaries of state or state election boards. The AP, which called Democrat Hillary Clinton the winner in all three states, said its vote count operation found no significant differences between the county-by-county vote totals and those released statewide on election night in California and Virginia. In New Hampshire, the AP's vote totals were reported directly to the news agency by town clerks and were verified by AP in most towns before the count was completed. The totals also were certified by New Hampshire's secretary of state. Trump's charge that he actually won the popular vote if the "millions of people who voted illegally" had not been counted mimics one posted on Infowars.com, a conservative website that traffics in conspiracy theories. Trump's win in Michigan, certified by state election officials on Monday, gave the Republican an additional 16 electoral votes, bringing his total to 306, to Clinton's 232. There is recount drama resulting from the 2016 election, but it's not being initiated by Trump loyalists. Green Party candidate Jill Stein had raised $6.3 million by Monday for the recount she's seeking in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - places that Clinton, a Democrat, had thought were safely in her column. Instead, Trump won all three and with them the electoral votes needed to win the White House. Clinton's campaign is supporting the Wisconsin recount. Stein, too, hasn't provided evidence of voting irregularities. She says "cyber hacking" affected the vote outcomes in those states. The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted Monday to proceed with a recount and will bill Stein and other interested campaigns for the cost, estimated to be around $1 million. In Michigan, Stein's lawyer notified election officials Monday that she will file a recount petition on Wednesday. Trump would have seven days to file objections to her request. ___ Follow Kellman on Twitter at EDITOR'S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figures Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Trek to Castro's final resting spot traces revolution's past
(2.06/20)

HAVANA (AP) — After his band of bearded rebels won power in 1959, Fidel Castro embarked on a victory tour delivering speeches to cheering crowds stretching from the eastern Cuban city of Santiago to Havana. Starting Wednesday, his ashes will retrace that journey in a solemn procession to his final resting spot.
The trip is fraught with symbolism as the island nation prepares to bury the only leader it has known in 57 years besides his younger brother, Raul Castro. The six-day Caravan of Freedom that Fidel Castro led in 1959 was among his most triumphant moments. As Castro’s remains are prepared for the return to Santiago, the state is rekindling images of a younger Castro whose legacy they vow to keep alive.
“Fidel will always be that restless youth and tireless revolutionary, who attacked the Moncada, arrived aboard the Granma yacht to forge the path to freedom, fought like a lion in the Sierra Maestra and crossed the country in the Caravan of Victory,” proclaimed an article in Granma, the official Communist Party newspaper, a day after Castro’s death.
The caravan carrying Castro’s ashes will pass through a countryside dramatically different from the one he rode through more than five decades ago.
“It’s a kind of symbolic closure to his rule,” said William LeoGrande, an American University professor of Latin American politics. “The Castro era began with the triumph of the revolution and Fidel’s march across the country. Now he’s gone and they retrace that route, and the Cubans of this era have a chance to say goodbye.”
Castro’s victory march snaked from Santiago, where the revolution was launched, through rural towns and cities. For many Cubans, it was their first chance to get a glimpse of the man clad in olive green who seized power from dictator Fulgencio Batista’s corrupt government. In cities such as Jiguani and Santa Rita, people lined the streets to greet the rebels passing by in jeeps.
Grainy black-and-white images of Castro waving to the crowds are some of the most enduring images of the revolution.
“Here were these young, bearded mythical revolutionaries, sort of messiah figures, descending from the mountains to liberate the people,” said Richard Feinberg, a professor at the University of California, San Diego. “Fidel, a great master of theater, recognized the moment and he wanted to draw it out.”
The tour was also an opportunity for Castro to articulate some of the revolution’s guiding principles. Addressing a crowd at a plaza in the central city of Camaguey, Castro said that behind each joyous face he saw while walking the streets he wondered how many people had jobs and stable incomes, or a way to buy medicine if a sibling or child fell ill.
“I’m sure that behind the faces of those humble men and women, after the moment has passed and they return home, their minds return to the immense heap of worries each of them carries,” he said.
The final caravan transporting Castro’s ashes will pass through rural communities significantly changed by social and economic reforms he adopted. Many residents now have access to health care and education. But many of those towns are also in a prolonged economic collapse, the country’s once dominant sugar industry decimated, the sugar mills and plantations gone.
Castro and his revolutionary government believed the island’s reliance on sugar exports to the United States was the root of many of the country’s ills but struggled to diversify the island’s economy.
“A lot of these areas are probably poorer today than they were then,” LeoGrande said.
The procession west begins Wednesday after two days of mourning in Havana, where thousands waited in lines for hours Monday to pay tribute before images of Castro as a young guerrilla displayed at the Plaza of the Revolution, the expansive square where he once delivered hours-long speeches. There and across Cuba people signed condolence books and an oath of loyalty to Castro’s May 1, 2000, proclamation defining the Cuban revolution as an unending battle for socialism and national autonomy.
In state broadcast programs and Cuba’s official newspapers, the government has urged Cubans to unite behind the socialist, single-party system installed by Castro but which has struggled to maintain the widespread fervor it gained more than five decades ago.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to line the streets as his ashes are transported over the course of three days to Santiago.
Some Cubans said the caravan symbolizes the island’s continued loyalty to the revolution. Julexis Hernandez, a bank auditor, recalled watching yearly events commemorating Castro’s jubilant march into Havana since she was a child.
“It has always been the caravan of victory,” Hernandez said Monday as she and a colleague waited to pay respects at the public memorial site in Havana. “Now, it will be a caravan of sadness.”
Others said Castro’s final journey held no weight for them.
“For me, it doesn’t symbolize anything,” said house painter Alejandro Gomez Garcia. “He’s already dead.”
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Duterte to Go Near Battle Scene Despite Wounding of 7 Guards
(2.05/20)

The Philippine president says he will proceed with a scheduled trip to a southern city against his security men's advice after an advance team of presidential guards were wounded by a roadside bomb.
Military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo says the seven soldiers, including an officer, were wounded in a military convoy by a homemade bomb en route to an army camp in Marawi city.
Duterte says he wants to pass through the same route where the soldiers came under attack, adding the vice president can take his place if something happens to him.
Duterte planned to travel to Marawi to meet military officials overseeing an offensive against local Islamic State group sympathizers in Butig town near Marawi that has killed about 40 militants and wounded several soldiers.
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In the throes of a retail hangover? It's Giving Tuesday
(2.04/20)

Need to recover after binge shopping through Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Pay it forward with Giving Tuesday.
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is marked each year as Giving Tuesday, a national call for people to donate to charity in the wake of the retail frenzy that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In 2012, the 92nd Street Y, a New York City nonprofit, started a global initiative called #GivingTuesday. As partnership with the United Nations Foundation, the social media-based movement that hopes to shift the holiday spirit from getting to giving, encouraging donations of time and resources and promoting change in communities that need it.
Some companies are offering incentives for choosing to give on Giving Tuesday. World of Beer taverns nationwide are participating in a "Can for a Can," initiative. Bring a canned good to your local World of Beer and get a canned beer on the house.
T-Mobile is taking it's T-Mobile Tuesday giveaway to another level this week, by giving away $50, $250 or $5,000 to customers, which T-Mobile will then donate to the customer's local Boys & Girls Clubs, Tech Times reported.
On Tuesday, T-Mobile customers and non-customers alike can send a text to 20222 with the word TUESDAY and make a $5 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs, which T-Mobile will match up to $80 per person.
Heinz Ketchup will donate up to $1.57 per person to Stop Hunger Now when people snap a selfie with a Heinz bottle at participating restaurants. Snap a picture with a Heinz Ketchup bottle and text it to 85548 and Heinz will donate a dollar to the organization. The company will donate an additional 57 cents when people post the photo on social media with #heinzselfieforgood.
From #GivingTuesday to the end of the calendar year, Crown Royal will donate a $1 to Packages From Home for every person that signs up with GoodWorld, a tech startup that facilitates charitable giving on social media.
Short on cash? Give back Nov. 29 by offering your time and volunteering at a local shelter, food bank or school in your community.
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Uganda: 149 alleged rebels arrested after assault on palace
(2.04/20)

Uganda: 149 alleged rebels arrested after assault on palace Associated Press - 29 November 2016 07:34-05:00 News Topics: General news, Arrests, Militant groups, Territorial disputes, Tribal governments, Government and politics, Cultural preservation, Law and order, Crime, War and unrest, Cultures, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Yoweri Museveni, Kizza Besigye, Uganda, Kampala, East Africa Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Democrats look to make some deals with Trump — and divide the GOP in the bargain
(2.04/20)

Republicans became known as the “party of no” during the Obama years because of their frequent efforts to block the president’s initiatives.
As congressional Democrats prepare to deal with a Republican White House , they appear ready to take the opposite approach, effectively challenging President-elect Donald Trump by finding opportunities to say “yes.”
The goal is to strategically engage with the White House on common objectives and at the same time try to drive a political wedge between Trump and those Republicans anxious about his costlier ideas, such as rebuilding infrastructure, aiding blue-collar workers and expanding paid family leave, a pet project of daughter Ivanka Trump.
Leading the strategy on Capitol Hill is new Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, who is expected to clear her internal party election Wednesday for a return as party leader.
In her first phone call with the president-elect this month, Pelosi was already working on Trump, reminding him of shared acquaintances and speaking about the importance of family leave. Then Trump put his daughter on the phone, and Pelosi chatted with Ivanka.
“We have responsibility to find common ground,” Pelosi said later. But, she added, Democrats would “stand our ground when we can't.”
To be sure, Democrats and Trump are preparing to fight over many issues, including his Cabinet choices, which will face tough Senate confirmation. Democrats oppose Trump’s promises to repeal the healthcare law and build a border wall with Mexico. They abhor his coziness with Russia and are concerned his campaign has emboldened white nationalists.
But unlike Republicans, whose preference is to shrink the size and scope of government, it’s in the DNA of Democrats to put government to work fixing the nation’s problems, something that Trump has endorsed at times.
Trump has called for a $1-trillion infrastructure program to rebuild roads, bridges and airports. He’s promised to reopen factories and prevent jobs from fleeing overseas because of trade deals. And he has spoken against cutting entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
Such campaign promises appealed to many blue-collar voters who traditionally align with Democratic lawmakers, and left small-government Republicans cringing over the president-elect’s apparent embrace of deficit spending to finance government job creation.
It’s no accident that the Democratic strategy for dealing Trump may only deepen the GOP’s internal fractures.
“We're far more on his side than the Republican senators and the Republican establishment,” Schumer said recently on Fox News. “We challenge him: You won blue-collar voters, President-elect Trump, because you happened to support a lot of Democratic issues. Don't break your promise to the blue-collar voter. Work with us.”
By taking a seat at the table rather than boycotting the White House as many Republicans did under President Obama, Democrats sense an opportunity to graft their priorities onto those of the president-elect, believing they may be able to sway the businessman, a former Democratic supporter whose views are less partisan.
To pass big-ticket items in Congress, Trump will almost surely need Democratic votes if GOP lawmakers remain split between their conservative and moderate camps. With an expected 52-seat Senate majority next year, Republicans will lack the 60 votes needed to advance most bills.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned over the weekend that there will be “pitchforks and torches in the streets” if Republicans fail to deliver on conservative priorities now that they have control of the White House and Congress.
But Pelosi has privately joked that Republicans in Congress will likely be reduced to little more than a “lounge act,” overshadowed by Trump.
One fertile area for compromise between Democrats and the new administration is family leave, championed by Ivanka Trump. The 35-year-old working mother stunned Republicans at the party convention in Cleveland — and Democrats watching at home — by outlining her interest in paid family leave, which has long been a Democratic priority.
She has since met with Republican women on Capitol Hill and been in close contact with the No. 4 Republican in the House, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the mother of a child with special needs. Rodgers recently paid a visit to Trump Tower.
“We’ll take a look and see if the trains meet any place,” said Rep. Lois Frankel , (D-Fla.) a former West Palm Beach mayor and incoming co-chair of the bipartisan Women’s Caucus. Frankel, also an ally of Pelosi, once worked with Trump on an airport issue in Florida.
Details will matter to some Democrats. For example, would a Trump administration also provide paid family leave for working fathers or same-sex parents? Frankel has been meeting with her GOP counterpart in the Women’s Caucus, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), who is also eager to find areas of possible common ground.
“What I like about Trump and the Trump leadership team is they love to negotiate — to wheel and deal. That bodes well for moving legislation forward,” Brooks said.
Many Republicans approached Obama with the intent of making him a one-term president, wielding their minority status — and later their majority — to block and oppose his initiatives, even when they tried to incorporate GOP ideas.
Democrats are betting that working with Trump might be a better strategy — a way to achieve some of their goals or, if not, hold the new president accountable for the promises he made to working-class voters.
Rep. Tim Ryan , the Ohio Democrat who has launched an uphill challenge to unseat Pelosi as minority leader, warned that Trump’s infrastructure plan — tax breaks for companies, rather than direct investment —looked like “a bunch of smoke and mirrors.” He predicted many Democrats would oppose that approach.
And if Trump attacks Democratic priorities such as funds for Planned Parenthood and Medicare, “we are going to have a Youngstown street fight in the Capitol,” Ryan told CNN.
But, the Democrat added, “If he has other opportunities where we can grow the economy, where we can invest in the working-class people, knowing that a third of working-class people are people of color, so this is our broad coalition, then we will look for places to work with him.”
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Price top on rent-to-own products possible, says FCA
(2.02/20)

A cost top to assistance consumers who use “rent-to-own” firms to buy products is a possibility, a conduct of a City regulator has said.
Andrew Bailey, a arch executive of a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), pronounced a top would be deliberate as partial of a exploration into high-cost credit .
Up to 400,000 people use rent-to-own firms to buy domicile appliances, profitable a income behind over 3 years.
After interest, they can finish adult profitable scarcely 3 times a strange price.
It follows a call for a top from Citizens Advice, that pronounced restrictions imposed on payday lenders dual years ago had been a success.
Citizens Advice also pronounced there was a miss of affordability checks in a industry, definition that people sealed adult to agreements they could not afford.
And it pronounced that rent-to-own firms did not always take a stretchable proceed when shoppers got into debt.
However, BrightHouse, a biggest rent-to-own firm, indicted Citizens Advice of producing a “misleading” and “inaccurate” report. Price top impact
The FCA pronounced that it would be prepared to cruise a top in a rent-to-own market, though combined that in a box of a payday loan zone it had been a “last resort”.
“The cost top is unequivocally many a thing we do when all other cost measures don’t demeanour unequivocally promising,” Andrew Bailey, arch executive of a FCA, told a BBC.
“So we would start elsewhere, and work a approach by a probable remedies.” Payment example: Hotpoint Fridge-freezer
Total paid (including credit): £1,170 Source: BrightHouse
Since Jan 2015, a FCA has imposed a cap on a volume that payday lenders are authorised to assign their customers.
Loan repayments are singular to no some-more than 0.8% per day of a volume they borrowed, and in sum no one should compensate behind some-more than twice a strange sum.
Since a introduction of that cap, Citizens Advice says that a series of people with payday loan debt problems has halved.
So it wants identical controls on a rent-to-own market.
“There ought to be some kind of top on a cost to a particular of a object they are buying, so they know right adult front how many they are going to pay,” pronounced Gillian Guy, a arch executive of Citizens Advice.
In a 18 months given a top was introduced, about 800,000 fewer people took out payday loans, according to a FCA. Affordability
Citizens Advice also wants to see new manners that would need rent-to-own firms to do some-more consummate affordability checks.
Dawn North, from Port Talbot in South Wales, is a unchanging patron of such firms, and has depressed behind with payments.
“They didn’t unequivocally do a credit check,” she said.
“All they wanted was your income and what your output was.”
But BrightHouse, a biggest of 3 rent-to-own firms in a UK, deserted a claims done by Citizens Advice.
“We brawl a commentary of this misleading, deeply injured and false report,” a orator for BrightHouse said.
“Having worked closely with a FCA, BrightHouse’s affordability checks are some of a many consummate in a financial services industry.”
“Should BrightHouse business be in difficulty, we have a far-reaching operation of options including a coherence for them to lapse a product during any time though overdue anything further.”
It pronounced all agreements were theme to a 14-day cooling-off period. ‘Fair terms’
The FCA is now seeking for justification for a exploration into all forms of “high cost” credit, including overdraft charges and logbook loans.
It will also examination a payday loan cap, dual years after it came into force.
Mr Bailey told a BBC that catalog lending and pawnbroking would also be considered.
It is critical that people can still have entrance to credit, though a FCA wants them to have it “on terms that are satisfactory to them”, he said.
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Central, South European Foreign Ministers Discuss Challenges
(1.18/20)

Foreign ministers from central and southeastern Europe are meeting in Warsaw to discuss challenges to the regions' security and the need for close cooperation with and within the European Union to counter various threats.
EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini is to join the meeting, held Tuesday in a region apprehensive of Russia's military activity.
Called by Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski the meeting began with a debate by ministers of the so-called Visegrad group that also includes the Czech Republic , Slovakia and Hungary. They were later to be joined by ministers from eastern Balkan nations aspiring to join the EU and from six EU nations in the region, including Greece and Italy.
They will discuss migration, organized crime, radicalization, terrorism and hybrid threats.
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Carmakers to build Europe network of e-charging stations
(1.14/20)

German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi and US competitor Ford said on Tuesday they would cooperate on a Europe-wide network of electric charging stations.
"We intend to create a network that allows our customers on long-distance trips to use a coffee break for recharging," Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler said in a statement.
The firms have signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint venture, planning to begin construction of some 400 high-speed charging stations across Europe in 2017.
Completion of the network is slated for 2020.
Hybrid and all-electric cars from any manufacturer using the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard will be able to use the stations, in a move aimed at boosting growth of electric car use on the continent.
German carmakers have lagged behind some competitors when it comes to introducing electric models.
The technology remains little-used in Europe, hobbled by high prices, the short range of the vehicles and a lack of recharging infrastructure.
But recent months have seen a fresh commitment from the industry, a pillar of Europe's largest economy, to speed up the introduction of electric cars.
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Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Cuba's Castro at mass rally
(1.13/20)

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Leaders of Cuba's leftist allies and other developing countries descend on Havana on Tuesday for a mass rally commemorating Fidel Castro, the rebel who seized power in a 1959 revolution and ruled the island for half a century. Castro, who ceded control to his younger brother Raul Castro a decade ago due to poor health, died on Friday at the age of 90, leaving behind a mixed legacy. For many, especially in Latin America and Africa, he was a symbol of resistance to imperialism, having ousted a U. S.-backed dictator, and a champion of the poor. Others condemned him as a tyrant whose socialism ran the economy to ruin. Cuba announced nine days of mourning after his death, including the mass rally on Tuesday evening in Revolution Square - the same massive space where Castro once held fiery, marathon speeches. Many leaders of Latin America's left, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Bolivian President Evo Morales, were to attend the ceremony. Shortly after landing in Havana on Monday night, Maduro paid tribute to Fidels "immortal force". Also expected are several African leaders such as Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and South Africa's Jacob Zuma. Nelson Mandela, while he was still alive, repeatedly thanked Castro for his efforts in helping to weaken apartheid in South Africa. China is sending Vice President Li Yuanchao, and on Tuesday in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Cuban embassy to pay his condolences, saying China had lost a "close comrade and real friend", China's foreign ministry said. Yet few leaders from the world's major powers are heading to the Caribbean island, with many sending second tier officials instead to pay their respects to a man who built a Communist state on the doorstep of the United States. All schools and government offices will be closed on Tuesday so that Cubans can more easily join the rally and other activities to pay homage to Castro, authorities said. On Tuesday morning, they will have their last chance to pass by a portrait of the late leader, dressed in military fatigues and carrying a rifle, erected in a memorial to Cuban independence hero Jose Marti in Revolution Square. Tens of thousands already did so on Monday, some in tears and others wrapped in the red, white and blue national flag. Many state employees and school children came together in groups. Raul Castro and his top lieutenants held a separate, private ceremony on Monday, laying white flowers in front of Fidel Castro's portrait. Cubans have also been urged to sign condolence books and pledges of loyalty to Castro's socialist ideology at 1,060 tribute sites throughout the country. "I signed because he was a good man, we loved him a lot, and I wanted to reaffirm my loyalty to him and his ideas," said Arcide Ge, 56, a security guard. "He was good to everyone, he sent doctors abroad and helped the poor here. " On Wednesday, Castro's ashes will begin a procession east across the country towards Santiago de Cuba, where he launched the revolution. They will be laid to rest on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the city's Santa Ifigenia cemetery, also the resting place of Marti. (Additional reporting by Ben Blanchard in Beijing; Editing by Simon Gardner, Kieran Murray and Jaqueline Wong)
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Appnique’s New Smart Keyword Discovery Tool Helps App Marketers Drive Volume and Quality Through
(1.12/20)

REDMOND, Wash. , Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Appnique, a leader in audience targeting for app marketers, today announced a major enhancement to the company's successful Intelligent Audience Targeting Technology. Now, in addition to being able to build high-affinity precise interest groups for Facebook app install campaigns, app marketers can quickly discover a large volume of relevant keywords for their Apple Search Ads or Google Play search campaigns.
"Our unique keyword discovery technology has been a core background component of our Intelligent Audience Targeting platform since 2013. We are excited to now give app marketers direct access to the high-affinity keyword lists that have driven millions of quality app installs for our customers," reported Appnique CEO, Jai Jaisimha. "Unlike other keyword discovery tools, Appnique has proven technology that allows marketers to discover unobvious app affinities that take search ad targeting to the next level. "
The extension of Appnique's offering comes shortly after Apple announced the general availability of Apple Search Ads, giving app marketers the ability to now run paid search campaigns in both Apple's app store and on Google Play.
The company's technology helps app marketers find quality keywords for their app install search campaigns, by analyzing millions of data points to uncover user-affinity signals. Unstructured data sources, including app stores and social media platforms, are mined for keywords, and patent-pending algorithms marry those keywords with user behavior, such as installing or reviewing an app. This unique approach uncovers terms with high-affinity for the app being analyzed, helping app marketers increase the volume and quality of their app store search campaigns, while minimizing expensive trial and error.
"We've been using Appnique's Smart Keyword Discovery tool for some time now in our Google Play search campaigns, and lately in Apple Search Ads. We're very pleased with the volume and quality of traffic from both channels, and Appnique's targeting has contributed to our growth and helped us win conversions across a wide range of search queries," said Noah Godfrey , General Manager, Checkout 51 at News America Marketing.
In contrast to app store 'screen-scraping' keyword discovery utilities, Appnique's solution is powered by sophisticated algorithms that factor in user intent and behavior. In addition, Appnique allows the marketer to target search traffic for all relevant apps - competitive, complementary or those from other app categories that appeal to the same audience.
"We have several years of conversion data to power our keyword suggestions, and our machine-learning capabilities mean that our ability to surface high-affinity search terms is constantly improving," said Aloke Gupta , Appnique's CTO. "We believe this, combined with our rich heritage in ASO, will give our customers an important head start, as they look to Apple Search Ads and Google Play search campaigns to grow their user base. "
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DRG and Zephyr Health Announce Partnership to Optimize the Commercial and Market Access Experience
(1.12/20)

Nov 14, 2016, 11:29 ET
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Implement Turnkey Security for Connected Devices with Maxim’s Cryptographic Controller
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Canadian Solar Releases New Sustainability Report
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Breakthrough in Aleppo saves 80,000 civilians – Russian military — RT News
(1.11/20)

“Over the past few days, well-planned and careful action by the Syrian troops resulted in a radical breakthrough. Half of the territory previously held by the militants in eastern Aleppo has been de facto liberated,” Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the defense ministry, said.
“The most important thing is that over 80,000 Syrians, including tens of thousands of children, have been freed. Many of them at long last were able to get water, food, medical assistance at humanitarian centers deployed by Russia. Those Syrians served as human shields in Aleppo for terrorists of all flavors,” the general stressed.
He added that calls by some Western officials to subject Russia to further sanctions over the operation in Mosul indicated that those countries did not want civilians in Aleppo freed.
Earlier, head of the German Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Norbert Röttgen, along with other MPs, called on Berlin to impose more sanction s against Russia over the offensive in Aleppo, and open an airlift to the militant-held areas similar to the historic Berlin airlift in the late 1940s. They cited damage allegedly caused to the city by Russian airstrikes. The strikes, according to the Russian military, were paused in mid-October and did not resume.
The German Foreign Ministry said Damascus and “its supporters, above all Russia and Iran, bear the biggest responsibility” for civilian suffering in Aleppo.
The Russian criticism comes as the Russian-run Syria Reconciliation Center reported that over 500 fighters in Aleppo chose to surrender to the advancing Syrian Army.
“Over the past 24 hours, 507 fighters chose to leave the city districts that remain under terrorist control to the safe areas and surrender their weapons. In accordance with the Syrian president’s offer, 484 militants, who are local residents, have been immediately pardoned,” the report said.
This week, Damascus intensified its siege of eastern Aleppo, a city that for years was split between government troops and militant forces. The Syrian Army has captured the north-eastern part of the city.
The operation also put a strain on the ability of armed groups to prevent civilians from fleeing areas under their control. Previously, some of the groups controlling eastern Aleppo, like the Al-Qaeda off-shoot Al-Nusra Front, used deadly force to stop civilians trying to escape.
READ MORE: Kerry making ‘unbelievable effort’ to save Syrian rebels from Trump, Russia confirms
The military success of Damascus in Aleppo come as US Secretary of State John Kerry is engaged in a last-ditch effort to convince Russia to stop the operation, according to a Washington Post column. The diplomat reportedly wants to keep rebels in control of part of the city before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January and withdraws Washington support from the militants.
Russia says Syrian army advance in Aleppo boon not curse for civilians
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Russia says Syrian army has made big breakthrough in Aleppo
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South Africa is doing well‚ despite hurdles: Finance Minister
(1.08/20)

Gordhan was speaking at a media briefing at Montecasino in Fourways‚ Johannesburg‚ where he was hosting a breakfast session ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting that will take place in Davos‚ Switzerland‚ in January.
“The positives going on for us in South Africa far overwhelm the negatives. This government has been a very responsible government for 15 years to 20 years.
“… we talk about strong institutions‚ robust legal frameworks‚ [and] well developed capital markets.
“That we have much of our borrowing in rands‚ so that when the exchange rate changes as it has in many other countries‚ it doesn’t have a negative effect. Our maximum borrowing in Euros or dollars is 10 %. The maturity of our bonds is 14 years‚ not short term.
“Our share of infrastructure spending to GDP‚ exceeds those of other countries. We have a good environment for business and at the same time we admit‚ there are red tape issues‚ reform issues and facilitation issues that need to be addressed but the good thing about South Africa is we put it frankly on the table. We know they are there.
Gordhan said some of these challenges are “heavier” thus taking time for the government to deal with them.
“Not every hurdle can be kicked away like a balloon can and disappear out of your way. Some of them are a little bit heavier and it takes time to do some things.
The country‚ according to Gordhan‚ needs more exports‚ both from the manufacturing and innovation sides‚ so that the country can reduce the current account deficit.
South Africa's ANC says Zuma not standing down
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Why we can’t — and shouldn’t — ignore Donald Trump’s tweets
(1.08/20)

For the second time in two weekends, President-elect Donald Trump stirred controversy, bigly, using only his thumbs.
With a trio of tweets Sunday alleging millions of fraudulent votes and "serious" fraud in three states , Trump effectively hijacked the news cycle for the next 24 hours with baseless conspiracy theories. A week prior, it was Trump's tweets demanding an apology from the cast of "Hamilton" for disrespecting Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience the previous night.
It can all feel pretty small and sideshow-y at times. Some have a prescription: The media should resist the urge to cover Trump's tweets as big news. Others even say we should ignore them altogether.
But both of those are fantasies. And we'd be doing readers a disservice if we tried either.
Undergirding the idea that Trump's tweets shouldn't be big news is the theory that he's manipulating the media into focusing on small things to cover up less sexy but more important things — conflicts of interests and possible corruption, in particular.
I'm skeptical any such plan exists, given that Trump's thin-skinned tweeting is pretty indiscriminate. But this idea has returned with a vengeance given the latest tweetstorm, and it's likely to perk up again after Trump on Tuesday morning suggested revoking the citizenship or jailing of people who burn the American flag.
Here's how Politico's Jack Shafer, whose piece last weekend titled " Stop Being Trump's Twitter Fool " has become a rallying point for the ignore-Trump's-tweets crowd, reacted to the voter fraud tweets:
Here's the breaking news investigation that Trump is trying to distract you from reading/discussing/retweeting: https://t.co/ULqq3VFTuj
— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) November 27, 2016
The voter fraud flap has led to some Shafer converts and even more support for toning down coverage of or ignoring Trump's tweets. Here's a sampling:
Okay, media twitter, Trump's tweets are nothing new. Lets turn the discussion to policy and legislation. Ready, go!
— Natalie Fertig (@natsfert) November 28, 2016
Attempting to start a movement here: Ignore Trump's Tweets! It just encourages him. He has the powers of POTUS. Why does his Twitter matter?
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) November 20, 2016
Focus on Trump's business. Follow the money. Ignore the tweets. Focus on Trump's business. Follow the money. Ignore the tweets. Focus on Tru
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 27, 2016
I'm almost beginning to believe theory that Trump's tweets are subterfuge to distract us from real scandals. It's time to ignore his tweets.
— Fred Kaplan (@fmkaplan) November 27, 2016
Shafer responded to the last one:
I'm winning the Twitter intelligentsia one person at a time. https://t.co/YOnNDmJEny
— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) November 27, 2016
What we're basically talking about here is treating Trump like a social media troll with an egg for an avatar who can be blocked or ignored and hopefully loses the will to keep harassing us.
But this is the president-elect of the United States. The job comes with the so-called bully pulpit , and what he says matters and will be the subject of debate no matter what the mainstream media does. Everything he says reverberates. It doesn't matter if he says it on Twitter or at a news conference; either way it's going to be consumed by tens of millions of people, and the media has an important role to play when it comes to fact-checking and providing context.
ProPublica senior reporting fellow Jessica Huseman nailed it in an interview with The Fix's Callum Borchers on Monday .
"If he had said something similar in a press conference, no one would be concerned that journalists are getting distracted by his absurd language," Huseman said. "But because it was a tweet, that's somehow different? Unfortunately, this president-elect has decided to make Twitter his main means of communicating with the American public, and the American public listens deeply to things that he says on Twitter. "
Let's play it out a little further. The alternative here is that Trump makes a claim to his 16 million Twitter followers about large-scale voter fraud, and the press either says nothing about it or reports it while perhaps adding that there's no proof of such claims.
If we did that, we'd probably be (rightly) accused of giving Trump a pass on a controversial thing he said. And you don't have to look far for this type of media criticism; during the GOP primary, the media was often accusing of failing to call Trump out for saying untrue things and/or for giving him an unprecedented platform to get his message out by airing his rallies live and without any additional context.
It's ultimately a no-win situation for journalists. If we don't cover the statements enough, we're abrogating our responsibility to be a check on the powerful and to promote the truth; if we cover them in-depth and point out just how baseless Trump's conspiracy theory is, we're focusing too much on a distraction and giving Trump what he wants. And the coverage has been highly, highly skeptical, with notable exceptions.
There seems to be a sense — particularly on the left but also among some in the media — that because Trump won the 2016 election, the media failed at its job as a watchdog. That's not fair -- or true. The media in large part presented Trump just as he was, with very skeptical coverage of the many controversial things he said. This led the majority of people to think Trump lacked the right temperament to be president, that he said racist things and that he was biased against women and minorities.
Trump won in spite of all of that -- not because the media covered up his vulnerabilities, but because people decided they weren't deal-breakers.
And as we move forward in the Trump administration, the soon-to-be president will apparently keep spouting off on Twitter just like he did in the campaign. Every last bit of it will likely be covered as any presidential statement would be.
And if past is prologue, it will do nothing to endear Trump to the American people.
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BoE's monetary actions have helped stimulate economy -Hammond
(1.07/20)

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Actions taken by the Bank of England have had a positive impact in stimulating Britain's economy since the June 23 vote to leave the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. The BoE responded to the Brexit vote by cutting interest rates to record low of 0.25 percent in August and restarted its massive bond-buying programme for the first time since 2012. "The Bank of England's monetary actions have undoubtedly had a positive effect in stimulating the economy and actually the performance of consumer demand I think over the last few weeks has demonstrated that very clearly," Hammond told parliament. "We have got the key elements in place both monetary and fiscal for the circumstances we face, which is the potential for a more difficult period ahead. " (Reporting by William James and Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)
UK holds dialogue with leaders, no Brexit pre-negotiation -May's spokesman
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Britain to unveil proposals to regulate company behaviour
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UK watchdog to review interest rate cap on payday loans
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Germany says nominal wages to rise by some 2 pct this year
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Brazil's Ford to pay $64 mln to settle Rio Grande do Sul claim
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FOREX-Dollar claws back some losses as investors look to US data, OPEC
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Utes fall at home to No. 18 Butler, 68-59
(1.07/20)

SALT LAKE CITY - A balanced Butler team defeated the Utah Utes on Monday night at the Jon Huntsman Center, 68-59.
Lorenzo Bonam had 17 points for the Utes and Kyle Kuzma added 21.
The Bulldogs shot 52.8% from the field while the Utes only shot 36.5%.
Kelan Martin lead the Bulldogs with 17 points.
The Utes take on the Montana State Bobcats on December 1st at the Huntsman Center at 7 p.m.
No. 18 Butler remains undefeated with 68-59 win over Utah
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Runnin' Utes drop a 68-59 decision to Butler
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Brad Rock: Both Butler and the Utes beat the Utes
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Anne Keothavong replaces Judy Murray as Great Britain's Fed Cup captain
(1.06/20)

Anne Keothavong will complete a journey from the public park tennis courts of Hackney to the highest profile job in British women's tennis after being named GB Fed Cup Captain. The 32 year-old former British No 1 was named as Judy Murray's successor of the national women's team, with added responsibilities as Senior National Women's Coach. Keothavong will be charged with trying to emulate the success of the men' s Davis Cup squad when she starts next week, working alongside the Lawn Tennis Association's Head Women's Coach Jeremy Bates. The appointment was welcomed by world No 10 Jo Konta, who is key to British hopes of getting out of the European zonal competition to compete in the elite World Group. 'I think Anne is a great choice as our next GB Fed Cup captain,' said Konta. ' She will lead from real life experience because she was a winner on court and she knew what it took to step up and play for her country. I wish her the best and look forward to the 2017 campaign.' One of her earliest tasks will be to try and persuade Naomi Broady to join the Fed Cup team, as the much-improved British number three has previously declined to play due to differences between her family and governing body. Keothavong will need her best players on board, because the European zonal groups are notoriously the hardest to emerge from in the sport's premier women's team competition. Along with the late Elena Baltacha, Keothavong led a long-awaited improvement in the standards of Britain's elite women and reached a career high No 48 in the world. With three top hundred players in Konta, Heather Watson and Naomi Broady, along with the potential of Tara Moore, Laura Robson and Katie Swan, there is a chance that GB could put out a formidable team. 'As a young girl growing up in Hackney, I never in my wildest dreams thought tennis would have given me the opportunities it has,' said Keothavong. ' That's why it's important to always dream big. This is a unique time in our sport, and through our athletes and the Fed Cup, we have the ability to inspire more coming along, both professionally and recreationally, into this great game of ours.'
Keothavong named Britain's Fed Cup captain
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Keothavong succeeds Judy Murray as Britain Fed Cup captain
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Luxembourg PM says Britain can't 'have cake and eat it' over EU
(1.06/20)

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said Britain cannot "have its cake and eat it" and ruled out any transitional Brexit deal with the EU if negotiations are not completed in two years.
As the British government distanced itself from a memo including the aim to have the best of both worlds, Bettel told AFP in an interview that Britain could not pick and choose what it wanted.
"They want to have their cake, eat it, and get a smile from the baker, but not the other things," Bettel said on Monday evening in his office in Luxembourg.
"There are European values which cannot be separated. No cherry-picking. "
The comments from the centre-right Bettel come as EU leaders step up warnings that Britain cannot expect to keep access to the single market while limiting immigration by European citizens.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to start the two-year divorce process in March 2017 but has not set out her goals, while EU leaders have refused to negotiate until she triggers Brexit.
- 'No in-between status' -
However in a glimpse of what the British strategy could be, a photographer spotted a memo in the hands of a lawmaker's aide leaving the Department for Exiting the European Union on Monday which included the aim to "have cake and eat it".
It is the latest in a series of culinary Brexit metaphors with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson having said "my policy on cake is pro-having it and pro-eating it" and EU President Donald Tusk saying last month: "There will be no cakes on the table for anyone, there will be only salt and vinegar. "
But the British memo also suggested Britain will fail to keep access to the European single market and will seek to keep the negotiations to two years, instead of a lengthier interim deal aimed at reducing the sudden impact of leaving.
Last week, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny raised the prospect of a transitional deal as it would be "impossible" to finish talks within the two years.
But Bettel ruled out any "hybrid" arrangement.
"What would interim mean? That we are going make a hybrid status now? Either you're a member or you're not a member of the European Union," the Luxembourg prime minister said.
"We are not going to make a status of 'a little bit member' or 'not completely', 'pending divorced', 'nearly divorced'. "
"There is no in-between status, there is no hybrid status between the two. "
Bettel echoed European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt in saying that the divorce should happen before the assembly's next election in May 2019.
"It would be odd to have British candidates at the European elections who will serve for only six months," he said.
- Le Pen 'trap' -
The wealthy duchy of Luxembourg, squeezed between France, Germany and Belgium, remains influential as one of the union's six founding member states despite having the second smallest population of any EU state.
While Luxembourg has rolled out the red carpet for businesses that might want to relocate from Britain, Bettel insisted neither his country nor the EU would benefit in the long-term.
"Those are grocer's calculations -- it is not good for Europe, it is a loss when you see the latest figures for Britain, and it's a loss for the European Union," he said.
The rising tide of populism reflected by Brexit, Donald Trump's US election victory and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's riding high in opinion polls are all warning shots for Europe, Bettel said.
Brexit "is the first step in disunity", said Bettel, 43, who last year became the first EU leader and second in the world to enter into a gay marriage, adding that it "must be a sign for us all".
On the possibility of a Le Pen victory, he said French voters "must make their choice with their soul and their conscience, but they should think carefully to make sure they don't fall into a trap".
As for Trump, who has alarmed Europe with threats to scale back the US commitment to NATO, Bettel added: "I hope and I think that president Trump will be less bad than candidate Trump. "
"Have cake and eat it": Is this the UK's Brexit strategy?
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Mkhwebane 'very disrespectful' of SABC inquiry – Ndlozi
(1.06/20)

Cape Town – MPs have registered their dissatisfaction with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's response to a request to appear before Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the SABC.
DA MP Phumzile van Damme on Tuesday revealed Mkhwebane, one of approximately 30 witnesses requested to appear for public hearings, had told the committee that she didn't understand why they were still sitting, given that there was only one board member remaining.
SABC board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe is the sole remaining board member.
Mkhwebane also reportedly said it was her prerogative to decide if she should come to Parliament, and that three staff members could speak on her behalf, provided it was 'in camera'.
EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said Mkhwebane shouldn't have a choice, as Parliament was her boss, "finish and klaar".
"We must take exception with how the new Public Protector is addressing us," Ndlozi told the committee.
"A lot of people we hire here in Parliament, but they don't want us to hold them accountable. They think someone else outside of Parliament may be the one.
"The new Public Protector must be told that this is the institution that constitutionally, she reports to. "
Her insistence that the committee's work was irrelevant, due to the fact that only one board member remained, was "worrying", he said.
"That's very disrespectful. I'm worried about a Public Protector that speaks like that. Which public is she protecting?
"It's in the interest of the public that she comes to Parliament. "
Process should be public, transparent
Van Damme said she was "very worried" about Mkhwebane's response, and said the committee should oppose her request to have her staff members testify behind closed doors.
She said former public protector Thuli Madonsela's 2014 report into the SABC, When Governance and Ethics Fail , was a public document and Mkhwebane should therefore defend it publicly.
IFP chief whip Narend Singh agreed, saying the inquiry was a Parliamentary process, and the committee should not allow anyone to have 'in camera' interviews.
"This committee has been set up by Parliament, and all evidence presented before us must be done publicly. "
ANC MP Makhosi Khoza agreed Parliament's work should be transparent, but certain individuals should be given an ear to find a way to resolve their concerns.
Hearings postponed by a week
The committee was due to begin its witness interviews on Tuesday, but it was postponed by a week due to a last-minute court application filed by Maguvhe on Sunday to have the inquiry stalled.
Maguvhe cited alleged "bias and prejudice" against him from opposition MPs Van Damme, EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu and the IFP's Liezl van der Merwe.
Meanwhile, 24 witnesses have been successfully contacted and will appear before the committee once the court case has been concluded.
A further six, including former public protector Thuli Madonsela, either declined or were not available to appear due to travel commitments.
Committee chairperson Vincent Smith said he was confident that Parliament would win the court case against Maguvhe, and would be "ready to roll" thereafter.
The interdict would be argued in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.
Madonsela unavailable to appear before SABC inquiry
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Inquiry into SABC stymied
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Fewer North Korean workers entering China border
(1.05/20)

ReutersDANDONG, China (Reuters) — A labor agent sat in his bus on a recent frigid morning, waiting to cross the “ Friendship Bridge ” at China’s main border post with North Korea. He had come to pick up migrant workers and take them to jobs
China says hopes for "clear" message with new North Korea sanctions
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Fewer North Korean workers come to China as border trade tightens
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Palestinian Fatah movement opens leadership conference
(1.05/20)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hundreds of members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement are gathering in the West Bank for a special leadership conference that is expected to cement the rule of the longtime leader. Delegates will be voting for membership in Fatah's two main decision-making bodies. While the election is expected to bring some new faces into the leadership structure, it is largely seen as an attempt to block the return of Abbas' exiled rival, Mohammed Dahlan. Dahlan has forged close ties with the leaders of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the region. In recent months, Abbas has come under growing pressure from several Arab leaders to reinstate Dahlan. Instead, Abbas decided to schedule Fatah elections, effectively excluding Dahlan. Abbas is scheduled to address the gathering this evening.
Abbas's Fatah opens first congress since 2009
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Technical Reports on IT Services Equities -- Atlassian, Unisys, Wipro, and Syntel
(1.04/20)

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Research Reports on Specialty Retail Equities -- Alibaba, eBay, Office Depot, and Staples
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Semiconductor Stocks Under Review -- Advanced Micro Devices, Intel, Intersil, and
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Teleste Launches a New Broadband Amplifier That Allows Remote Hardware Upgrades
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New World Record for Fingerprint Recognition Software
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Cellcom Israel Announces Liquidation Request Against Golan Telecom
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Copper drops while lead and zinc slip from peaks as rally loses steam
(1.04/20)

By Jan Harvey LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Copper fell on Tuesday and lead and zinc slipped from the previous session's multi-year peaks as investors cashed in gains on fears that the post-U. S. election run-up in industrial metals prices had become overstretched. Copper leapt on Monday while zinc and lead hit nine-year and five-year highs respectively on signs of new Chinese industrial activity, having already benefited from speculation that U. S. president-elect Donald Trump's pledge to boost infrastructure spending could lift demand. However, they have since slipped back as the dollar strengthened and oil prices slid, with flatlining equities suggesting that appetite for cyclical assets is waning in the face of elevated political risk in Europe. London Metal Exchange copper was down 1.5 percent at $5,790 a tonne by 1050 GMT, having touched its highest since June last year on Monday at $6,045.50. "We get the impression that the price move as of late, especially in copper, was a bit exaggerated," Julius Baer's head of commodities research Norbert Ruecker said. "We have a cautious view, especially because of the expectations that were built into prices on president-elect Trump's infrastructure stimulus. " Even a big increase in U. S. infrastructure spending would do little to lift overall demand, Ruecker said, while supply remains plentiful. "The ramp-up that we've seen so far this year on the production side... was the predominant topic for the market ahead of the election," he said. "Copper prices fell back because everyone was slightly worried about supply abundance in the market. That theme should not have disappeared. " Copper inventories in LME-registered warehouses rose 1,225 tonnes on Monday, data from the exchange showed. Lead was the biggest faller among industrial metals on Tuesday, down 2.8 percent at $2,453.30 a tonne. The battery metal hit its highest since August 2011 on Monday and is up 18 percent this month, its biggest monthly rise since July 2010. With few signs of a change in lead's usage profile and little evidence of tightening supply, its rise has raised concerns that it has been caught up in a speculative wave sweeping across commodities. "Lead remains the biggest spec long of the complex," Marex Spectron said in a note. The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) recently forecast a modest 2.8 percent rise in global demand for refined lead this year. Zinc was off 1.1 percent at $2,867.50 a tonne, Aluminium fell 1.4 percent to $1,723.50, tin was down 0.7 percent at $20,900 and nickel dropped 2.1 percent to $11,385. PRICES Three month LME copper Most active ShFE copper Three month LME aluminium Most active ShFE aluminium Three month LME zinc Most active ShFE zinc Three month LME lead Most active ShFE lead Three month LME nickel Most active ShFE nickel Three month LME tin Most active ShFE tin (Additional reporting by James Regan in Sydney; Editing by David Goodman)
Britain's FTSE lags Europe as commodity stocks drop
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European stock gains tempered by oil concerns
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European shares steady as firmer banks offset weaker miners
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EMERGING MARKETS-Rand falls, leads emerging assets down after 2 days of gains
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Miners drag down European shares, Actelion slumps
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Group to push for $15 hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts
(1.04/20)

BOSTON (AP) - A group that led a successful fight to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts is now looking to boost it even higher.
Raise UP Massachusetts plans a rally at the Statehouse on Tuesday to push for a $15 minimum wage.
In 2014, the Legislature approved a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage - then $8 an hour - to one of the highest in the nation over a three-year period. The final step, going from the current $10 to $11 an hour, occurs on Jan. 1.
The group plans to ask lawmakers during t