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Dec 17, 2017

Pentagon admits it ran secret multi-million dollar UFO programme between 2007 and 2012
The Pentagon has admitted it ran a secret programme tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. Although the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Programme ended five years ago, when US defence officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities, it remains unclear if it has continued to investigate sightings of mysterious vehicles. Most of the money went to an aerospace research company ran by Robert Bigelow, a billionaire entrepreneur and longtime friend of Mr Reid.

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Dec 16, 2017

63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia Probe
A new poll has found that 63 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump has tried to 'impede or obstruct' the investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and possible links between Trump''s campaign and the Kremlin.

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Dec 16, 2017

Texas Senator Challenges Legitimacy Of Mueller Probe As Push For Firing Continues
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) slammed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a tweet, and indicated that special counsel Robert Mueller''s findings on possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign will only be 'legitimate' if Republicans like his findings.

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Dec 16, 2017

This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service Dogs
Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.

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Dec 16, 2017

Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious
The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. The New York Times reported on Saturday that the hush-hush program, tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, ran from 2007 to 2012 with $22 million in annual funding secretly tucked away in U.S. Defense Department budgets worth hundreds of billions of dollars.

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Dec 16, 2017

U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital. Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, generating outrage from Palestinians. Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

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Dec 16, 2017

Romanians join European royals for last king's state funeral
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — European royalty joined tens of thousands of Romanians who wept and applauded as they said farewell to Romania's last monarch, King Michael, who was buried next to his wife Saturday after a state funeral.

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Dec 16, 2017

Billionaire and His Wife Found Dead in Toronto Mansion
Barry Sherman founded the pharmaceutical company Apotex

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Dec 16, 2017

Progressive Groups Want Doug Jones To Throw Caution To The Wind
Through a unique confluence of events, Democrat Doug Jones managed to defy the deeply Republican leanings of Alabama and win a special election on Tuesday to represent the state in the Senate.

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Dec 16, 2017

Virginia Woman Mauled To Death By Her Own Dogs
The body of a 22-year-old woman was found after apparently being mauled to death by her dogs in what is being described as a quote 'grisly' scene

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Dec 16, 2017

93-Year-Old Woman Spends 2 Nights In Jail After Eviction From Senior Housing
Florida authorities released an elderly woman from jail on Thursday after police arrested her for allegedly not paying rent at the senior housing community where she had lived since 2011.

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Dec 16, 2017

Bodies of Canadian Billionaire and His Wife Found in Their Home in Apparently 'Suspicious' Death
A Canadian billionaire and his wife were found dead in their Toronto home, under conditions which the police have called 'suspicious,' according to multiple reports

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Dec 16, 2017

Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls
Mario Batali, the former host of 'The Chew' who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.

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Dec 16, 2017

A Republican Running To Replace Paul Ryan Comes With White Nationalist Street Cred
HuffPost asked Paul Nehlen three times by email this week if he considers himself a white nationalist.

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Dec 16, 2017

Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.

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Dec 16, 2017

Check Out This Model S Wagon Rendering
One collector has commissioned his own custom Tesla wagon. Here''s what it''ll look like.

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Dec 16, 2017

Uber Driver Accused of Raping 16-Year-Old Passenger
Police fear there may be other victims

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Dec 16, 2017

Trump's pledge to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana getting mixed reviews
Jobs data indicated that an average of 16,000 manufacturing jobs were added each month this year, but thanks to Trump''s promises during the campaign, some still feel that he has over-promised and under-delivered.

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Dec 16, 2017

'Absolutely Grisly.' A Woman Was Mauled to Death by Her Own Dogs
She was out walking her pit bulls

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Dec 16, 2017

Deaths of Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and wife Honey called 'suspicious' by police
A pharmaceutical billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in circumstances described as 'suspicious' by Canadian police. The bodies of Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were discovered dead in the basement of their Toronto home by officers responding to a medical call. Toronto's mayor, John Tory, said it was 'shocked and heartbroken' by Mr and Mrs Sherman''s deaths, paying tribute to the pair on Twitter.

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Dec 16, 2017

California Has Nearly Hit A Record On Wildfire Spending -- Halfway Through Its Budget Year
California''s state firefighting agency is within days of spending more to fight fires in a single year than ever before, and the fiscal year still has six months to go.

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Dec 16, 2017

'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency
By Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africa. The 68-year-old is vying to succeed her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma, as leader of the ruling African National Congress at a party vote this weekend, an outcome that would make her favourite for the presidency after a parliamentary election due in 2019. A medical doctor and former chair of the Commission of the African Union, a pan-continental grouping, Dlamini-Zuma has pledged during her campaign to 'radically' tackle the racial inequality that persists in South Africa 23 years after the end of white minority rule.

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Dec 16, 2017

Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft.

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Dec 16, 2017

Less than a quarter of Americans think Donald Trump has kept his campaign promises, poll finds
Less than a quarter of Americans think Donald Trump has delivered on promises he made during his presidential election campaign, according to a new poll. The US leader''s campaign included promises to overhaul Barack Obama''s healthcare legislation, withdraw from a nuclear accord with Iran, and invest millions in new projects to fix the nation''s ageing infrastructure - none of which have been delivered. Only half of people who support his own Republican Party think has made good on his pledges to voters in the almost year since he entered the White House.

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Dec 16, 2017

What Trump did this week: Twitter feuds - naturally - and a shock loss for Roy Moore
Each week, Trump seems to make more news than most presidents do in a lifetime. Donald Trump lashed out at the press on Saturday after CNN had to correct a report about hacked material being emailed to his son. Pointing out that the network''s slogan was 'THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS', Trump suggested an alternative tagline: 'THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS'.

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Dec 15, 2017

Alyssa Milano Educates Matt Damon After His Horrid Response On Sexual Misconduct
Actress Alyssa Milano taught a master class on the problems of sexual misconduct Friday night.

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Dec 15, 2017

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump From Rolling Back Birth Control Coverage
BREAKING: Pennsylvania won a nationwide injunction stopping President Trump''s order that eliminated women''s guaranteed access to contraceptive care.

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Dec 15, 2017

Deadly California wildfire continues to grow
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds.

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Dec 15, 2017

Are the U.S. Marines Dying?
The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably the best amphibious-warfare force in the world. The issue is that relentless overseas commitments have strained marine resources so badly that it can''t conduct the other training that it needs to maintain its combat edge. A review of readiness data from 2014 to 2016 revealed that 'Marine Corps units were unable to fully accomplish training for other amphibious operations priorities,' according to the GAO report.

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Dec 15, 2017

4 Things the World Learned from North Korea in 2017
Trump has taught the world that the North Koreans will not be brow-beaten into giving up their nuclear-weapons program. This was an extraordinary year for North Korea. Despite months of tough rhetoric and war threats from U.S. President Donald Trump, the North pushed on and became the first rogue state to acquire a functional nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Dec 15, 2017

Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Share Adorable 'Kid Approved' Holiday Family Photo
Happy holidays from the Consuelos clan!

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Dec 15, 2017

Uber should have given court an ex-employee's letter about 'fraud and theft' in Waymo case
Ride hailing company Uber was obligated to turn over to a U.S. federal judge a letter from a former employee that told of the company's 'fraud and theft' and mentioned evidence of stolen trade secrets nailed 'like a scalp' to the wall, a court official said Friday. Special master, John Cooper, assigned to a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc by Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit, Waymo, released a report on Friday stating the company should have produced the letter and was wrong in keeping it from the court. The letter, from former Uber security analyst Richard Jacobs alleging Uber engaged in illegal and unethical competitive tactics and had stolen trade secrets, is at the heart of Waymo's lawsuit against Uber.

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Dec 15, 2017

Venezuela government, opposition hold new round of talks
Venezuela's government and opposition concluded a new round of talks Friday in an effort to bridge deep and entrenched differences to find a way to end the dire political and economic crisis tearing apart their country. After eight hours of discussions at the foreign ministry in Santo Domingo, the two sides agreed to resume negotiations on January 11, Dominican President Danilo Medina announced. It will be followed by a meeting of foreign ministers on January 12.

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Dec 15, 2017

The New Tax Bill's Winners and Losers
Senate and House Republicans announced agreement Friday on the first major tax overhaul in more than 30 years—a $1.5 trillion bill that would touch most Americans in some way, affecting not only ...

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Dec 15, 2017

Lawsuit: 2 immigrant teens in US custody can't get abortions
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is blocking two pregnant teens in the country illegally and being held in federal custody from obtaining abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday, a repeat of the situation that led to a high-profile court fight earlier this year.

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Dec 15, 2017

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?
An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. How many have gone elsewhere to fight?' said Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation. International counterterror groups are putting huge efforts into answering those questions, working hard to name, count and track IS foreign fighters.

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Dec 15, 2017

Mexican Senate keeps military in policing role
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Congress approved a law Friday that would give the military a legal framework to act as police, despite unanimous objections from human rights groups.

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Dec 15, 2017

Being A Facebook Wallflower Isn't Good For You, The Social Site Says
Passively reading Facebook posts — without posting messages or responding to comments — makes users feel bad about themselves, some studies have discovered.

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Dec 15, 2017

Final Republican tax bill slashes U.S. corporate rate, voting next week
By Amanda Becker and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday unveiled the final version of their dramatic U.S. tax overhaul - debt-financed cuts for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans - and picked up crucial support from two wavering senators ahead of planned votes by lawmakers early next week. Passage of the biggest U.S. tax rewrite since 1986 would provide Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump their first major legislative victory since he took office in January. Prospects for approval soared after Republican senators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker pledged support.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump on cusp of tax reform victory as wavering Republicans pledge support
Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Corker had both expressed reservations about the landmark legislation, but they said they were now on board. Mr Corker, a Tennessee Republican who has feuded publicly with Donald Trump, said he would back the legislation despite concerns about the measure inflating the deficit. A Congressional Budget Office analysis of a version of the legislation found it would add some $1.4 trillion to the deficit, but supporters argue surging economic growth would offset that.

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Dec 15, 2017

Pentagon fears dangers of 'risky flying' by Russian pilots in Syria
  The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap - or even the nightmare scenario of a US jet shooting down a Russian warplane. Defense officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with Russian planes, including one Wednesday, when a pair of US F-22s intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria in which the Pentagon says they are not meant to be operating. The uptick in incidents comes as remaining operations by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have shrunk down to an area of only about 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) around Albu Kamal in eastern Syria, by the Iraq border. Coalition forces are giving air support to local Kurd and Syrian Arab partner troops on the ground as they root out remaining IS fighters east of the Euphrates River. Under a verbal agreement, the Russians, who support President Bashar al-Assad, are supposed to stay to the west. FAQ | Russian strikes in Syria Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart, an Air Force spokesman in the Middle East, outlined a string of instances where Russian fighter jets flew east of the Euphrates without notifying the coalition. On November 15, two US A-10 Warthog ground-attack planes nearly collided head on with a Russian Su-24 Fencer that passed within only 300 feet (90 meters) of the American planes - a mere whisker in aviation terms. One A-10 pilot had to "aggressively execute a defensive maneuver to avoid a midair collision," Pickart said in an email to AFP. Then on November 17, two F-22s intercepted an armed Russian Su-24 that flew over coalition and partner forces three times and failed to respond to radio call. "The F-22s intercepted this pilot and were in a position to fire," Pickart said. "Luckily our pilots showed restraint, but given the actions of the Su-24 aircraft could have reasonably been interpreted as threatening to US forces, our pilots would have been well within our rights to engage." Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said it was not clear if the incidents were a mistake due to inexperience, or the product of boisterous young pilots "dangerously feeling their oats." Jim Mattis, US Defence Secretary Credit: Matthias Schrader /AP "I don''t expect perfection, but I don''t expect dangerous maneuvers either and so we''ll sort this out," Mattis told Pentagon reporters Friday. "Right now, I cannot tell you if it''s sloppy airmanship, rambunctious pilots or people who are trying to do something that is very unwise." Since Moscow entered the Syria war in late 2015, Russia and the United States have been using a special "deconfliction" hotline to communicate about operations occurring in similar locations. Officials use the line constantly. A shootdown of a Russian jet, or a midair collision, could suddenly and dramatically shift the stakes in the knotted Syria conflict and open the door to a retaliatory measures by the Russians. "The coalition''s greatest concern is that we could shoot down a Russian aircraft because its actions are seen as a threat to our air or ground forces," Pickart said. "We are not here to fight the Russians and Syrians - our focus remains on defeating ISIS. That said, if anyone threatens coalition or friendly partner forces in the air or on the ground, we will defend them." At one point during Wednesday''s incident, the US F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed chaff and flares to convince the Russian Su-25s to leave the area, and one US pilot had to aggressively

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Dec 15, 2017

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.

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Dec 15, 2017

10 Cordless Drills for the Do-It-Yourselfer
Cruising the tool aisle at a home center, not to mention countless avenues online, you''ll find an overwhelming array of cordless drills. CR is here to help narrow your choices—down to the 30-plus...

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Dec 15, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Of GOP Plans To Shutter House's Russia Probe
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee may be looking to prematurely shutter the committee''s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a ranking Democrat warned Friday.

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Dec 15, 2017

Tips on Tipping This Holiday Season
Who should you tip and how much should you give during the holidays? Those are questions consumers grapple with every year, and there''s no clear-cut answer. But there are guidelines, depending on...

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Dec 15, 2017

Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana
MANCHACA, Texas (AP) — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it.

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Dec 15, 2017

Poland's senators defy EU warnings, approve judicial laws
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's senators approved legislation Friday that gives the government greater control of a top court and a key judicial body despite warnings from European Union leaders that the move could put the country at risk of losing its EU voting rights.

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Dec 15, 2017

Fox News Women Furious Over Rupert Murdoch Comments On Sexual Misconduct
Current and former female Fox News employees say they are stunned, disgusted and 'hungry for justice' after media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Thursday dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct at the network as 'nonsense' outside of a few 'isolated incidents' with former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.

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Dec 15, 2017

Roy Moore has a Jewish lawyer, so...
Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore''s wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.

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Dec 15, 2017

Franks makes abrupt exit as scandal breaks
Rachel Maddow reports on the strange accusations that suddenly drove Trent Franks from office, with some women saying Franks asked them to carry his baby, in one case offering millions of dollars to do so.

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Dec 15, 2017

Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks.

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Dec 15, 2017

Matt Lauer's First Accuser Lives 'In Constant Fear' Of Being Identified
Matt Lauer''s original accuser is 'terrified' that her identity will become public.

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Dec 15, 2017

Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still Raging
More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it.

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Dec 15, 2017

Pence trip to Middle East overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem decision
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will underscore the U.S. partnership with Israel during a trip to the Middle East next week while seeking to shore up U.S. relations with the Arab world after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Pence, a strong supporter of Trump's decision, will spend three days in the region with stops in Israel and Egypt, the first high-level official to visit after the president reversed decades of U.S. policy and announced the United States would start the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv. The status of Jerusalem, which holds Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy sites, is one of the thorniest obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, who were furious over Trump's move and have declined to meet with Pence.

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Dec 15, 2017

H-1B visa spouse changes: Trump administration may scrap Obama-era rule allowing spouses of legal immigrants to work
The Trump administration is considering rolling back a rule that allows thousands of legal immigrants to work in the US along with their spouses. The Department of Homeland Security has announced it is reviewing the Obama-era rule, which allowed spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work in the US. H1-B visas are granted to foreign workers with a graduate-level education or above, who come to the US to work in speciality occupations like finance or engineering.

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Dec 15, 2017

What Does A Healthy Relationship Look Like? Experts Weigh In
A healthy relationship doesn''t just happen by accident.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump administration issues new rules on U.S. visa waivers
The Trump administration put new requirements in place on Friday for the 38 countries participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, including that they use U.S. counterterrorism data to screen travelers, officials said.

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Dec 15, 2017

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday he does not see the need for a stepped-up military posture against Iran, the day after a top diplomat said evidence shows Tehran is supporting Huthi rebels in Yemen. US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday presented missile fragments and other military gear that she said came from Iran and had been used against US ally Saudi Arabia. Mattis lambasted Iran for its support of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, 'despite the murder of his own people on the industrial scale,' and of its support for Lebanese group Hezbollah.

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Dec 15, 2017

2 Key Republican Holdouts Are Now Backing The Tax Bill
endorsed his party''s tax bill on Friday after Republican leaders changed part of the legislation to meet some of Rubio''s demands, his office said.

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Dec 15, 2017

Former on-air personality says ESPN was hostile workplace
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A former ESPN personality is accusing the network of trying to silence her and other women who assert they were subjected to a sexually hostile work environment.

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Dec 15, 2017

U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort
By Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home. Manafort is charged with conspiring to launder money and failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of the government of Ukraine's former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych.

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Dec 15, 2017

The Latest: Winds temporarily calm at huge California fire
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a huge wildfire burning in Southern California (all times local):

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Dec 15, 2017

EU more unified on borders, but migrant divisions remain
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ended a summit Friday deeply divided over how to get thousands of stranded immigrants out of Italy and Greece, with an eastern bloc of nations boasting it was resisting pleas to take in refugees in a "battle" with other EU member states.

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Dec 15, 2017

So, The FCC Repealed Net Neutrality. What Does That Mean For You?
If you woke up with a chill in your bones and a faint sense of dread, it could be this: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission decided to give internet service providers, like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, the power to meddle with your internet traffic.

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Dec 15, 2017

4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza's border on Friday as the fallout continued over President Donald Trump's announcement last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Dec 15, 2017

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Include Dancing Kangaroo and Church-Going Penguins
It was quite a lineup of hilarious animal photos this year.

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Dec 15, 2017

6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the capital. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump's Really Scary Explanation Of How The ‘Worst People' Can Come To The U.S. Isn't True
President Donald Trump on Friday accused foreign nations of manipulating a visa lottery program to send the United States their 'worst of the worst' - a complete misrepresentation of how the State Department''s program actually works.

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Dec 15, 2017

What School Safety Looks Like 5 Years After Sandy Hook
On the morning of Nov. 14, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, California, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus.

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Dec 15, 2017

CSX shares derail after CEO takes unexpected medical leave
CSX Corp shares skidded as much as 10 percent on Friday, wiping out $4 billion in market value, as the No. 3 U.S. railroad by revenue sought to assure investors its turnaround would progress despite the unexpected medical leave of its chief executive officer. CSX stock, which has soared nearly 60 percent this year, tumbled 7.3 percent to $53.11 in midafternoon trading after earlier falling as low as $51.63. Most of the gains came after Hunter Harrison, 73, who led turnarounds of two Canadian railroads, was hired as CEO in March in a push by activist investor Paul Hilal.

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Dec 15, 2017

Rex Tillerson offers olive branch as North Korean ambassador makes rare appearance at UN
The US secretary of state came face-to-face with North Korea''s ambassador to the UN for the first time in a decade on Friday, as Rex Tillerson confronted Ja Song Nam at a Security Council meeting in New York. Mr Tillerson offered an olive branch to the North Koreans, telling them that 'all options remain on the table' and urging them to abandon their nuclear programme and return to negotiation. 'We do not seek, nor do we want, war with North Korea,' he said. 'The United States will use all necessary measures to defend itself against North Korean aggression, but our hope remains that diplomacy will produce a resolution.'  He said that 'a sustained cessation of North Korea''s threatening behaviour must occur before talks can begin,' and added: 'North Korea must earn its way back to the table. The pressure campaign must, and will, continue until denuclearisation is achieved.  Rex Tillerson speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea Credit: Mary Altaffer/AP 'We will, in the meantime, keep our channels of communication open.' He also issued a stern rebuke to Russia and China, accusing them of supporting Pyongyang. 'Continuing to allow North Korean labourers to toil in slave-like conditions inside Russia in exchange for wages used to fund nuclear weapons programmes calls into question Russia''s dedication as a partner for peace,' he said. 'Similarly, as Chinese crude oil flows to North Korean refineries, the United States questions China''s commitment to solving an issue that has serious implications for the security of its own citizens.' Mr Ja, an elusive figure in New York, responded with a rebuke to the US, saying that they were trying to bully the UN to turn against his country. North Korea''s ambassador to the UN Ja Song-nam speaks during the UN Security Council Ministerial Briefing on Non-Proliferation and the DPRK Credit: MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images He said his country would not pose a threat to any state, as long as its interests were not infringed upon. And he described Mr Tillerson''s speech as "a desperate measure plotted by the US being terrified by the incredible might of our Republic that has successfully achieved the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force." Speaking after the session, Mr Tillerson did not reiterate his comments earlier this week that there were no preconditions to talks. Instead, he emphasised that North Korea must end its provocative behaviour before talks begin. 'Militarily we are going to be prepared, should something go wrong,' he warned. His comments came the day after President Donald Trump talked to Vladimir Putin, for the third time in six weeks.  The US president said the call was primarily about getting Russia''s co-operation on North Korea but added that Mr Putin made some 'very nice' comments about his time in office.    

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Dec 15, 2017

Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death
"No fraternity''s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza"

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Dec 15, 2017

GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions
Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump''s picks, but that he doesn''t support them blindly: 'I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I''m just doing my job.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump wraps up week with attacks on FBI and US immigrants: 'The worst people'
The US president also made the false claim that foreign countries send the 'worst of the worst' to America through the green card immigration lottery system. Having recently claimed the FBI''s reputation is in 'tatters', Trump launched his latest criticism following reports that former an FBI agent watered down director James Comey''s statement - in the midst of the 2016 presidential election race - on Hillary Clinton''s private email server and text messages.

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Dec 15, 2017

Battle lines drawn for South Africa's ANC on eve of leadership vote
By Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's ruler since the end of apartheid, faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it meets over the weekend to choose a successor to Jacob Zuma as party leader. The ANC's electoral dominance means whoever wins the job is likely to become South Africa's next president. Economic growth in Africa's traditional powerhouse has been lethargic over the last six years and the jobless rate stands near record levels.

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Dec 15, 2017

Four Palestinians killed in new wave of violence over Trump Jerusalem move
Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in violence with Israeli forces across the Palestinian territories, as tens of thousands of people joined new protests against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. US President Donald Trump's December 6 announcement that he would break with decades of American policy and move his embassy to Jerusalem has stirred international condemnation, as well as protests across the Palestinian territories and Arab world.

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Man dies after attacking Israeli troops with a knife in deadly clashes over Trump's Jerusalem decision
Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. Medics said two protesters, one of them wheelchair-bound, were killed and 150 wounded. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire. One of the dead was a man who Israeli police troopers said was shot after he stabbed a member of their unit. Reuters witnesses said the Palestinian held a knife and wore what looked like a bomb belt. A Palestinian medic who helped evacuate the man for treatment said the belt was fake. Palestinians -- and the wider Arab and Muslim world -- were incensed at Trump''s December 6 announcement, which reversed decades of U.S. policy reticence on Jerusalem, a city where both Israel and the Palestinians want sovereignty. Mohammed Aqal, 29, stabbed a border police officer at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank while wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest, before being shot three times by police Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Israeli border policemen stand away after shooting Aqal Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS Aqal later died, according to health authorities Credit:  GORAN TOMASEVIC/ REUTERS Washington''s European allies and Russia have also voiced worries about Trump''s decision. Gaza''s dominant Hamas Islamists, which reject coexistence with Israel, called last week for a new Palestinian uprising, but any such mass-mobilisation has yet to be seen in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. There have been almost nightly Gazan rocket launches into Israel, so far without casualties. Israel has responded with air strikes on Hamas facilities, one of which killed two gunmen. The Israeli military said that, on Friday, about 3,500 Palestinians demonstrated near the Gaza border fence. "During the violent riots IDF (Israel Defence Force) soldiers fired selectively towards main instigators," the military said in a statement. Pictures from the scene show Aqal with a knife and what appears to be a suicide belt A military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the wheelchair-bound protestor, Ibrahim Abu Thuraya. Abu Thuraya, 29, was a regular at such demonstrations. In media interviews, he said he had lost both his legs in a 2008 Israeli missile strike in Gaza. In the West Bank, the Israeli military said that about 2,500 Palestinians took part in riots, rolling flaming tyres and throwing fire bombs and rocks at soldiers and border police. Israel captured East Jerusalem, an area laden with Jewish, Muslim and Christian shrines, from Jordan in the 1967 war and later annexed it in a move not recognised internationally. Palestinians hope that part of the city will be the capital of a future independent state and Palestinian leaders say Trump''s move is a serious blow to a moribund peace process. Israel has welcomed Trump''s announcement as recognising political reality and biblical Jewish roots in Jerusalem. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Israel, as well as Egypt, next week. (Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Catherine Evans and Hugh Lawson)

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The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek life
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury report on excessive drinking in Penn State's fraternity system (all times local):

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Dec 15, 2017

Oklahoma man sentenced to death for beheading his co-worker
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday sentenced a man to death for beheading a co-worker in 2014 at a food processing plant.

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Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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This Couple Lost 8 Family Members in the Texas Church Massacre. But They're Still Finding Joy at Christmas
"It won''t be long until we''ll be there with the rest of the family," Joe, 86, said

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Barack Obama Dressed Up As Too-Cool-For-School Santa For His Latest Appearance
The former president dropped by a Boys & Girls Club branch in D.C. in a statement outfit — with a festive touch.

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Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia jets in Syria
The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap -- or even the nightmare scenario of a US jet shooting down a Russian warplane. Defense officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with Russian planes, including one Wednesday where a pair of US F-22s intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria the Pentagon says they are not meant to be operating in. The uptick in incidents comes as remaining operations by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have shrunk down to an area of only about 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) around Albu Kamal in eastern Syria, by the Iraq border.

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Many of Trump's comments 'racially charged', says ex-White House staffer Omarosa
Manigault-Newman''s exit has revived focus on the lack of diversity in Trump''s White House. Many of Donald Trump''s comments have been 'racially charged', the most high-profile black woman to have worked in his White House has said. Former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault-Newman, whose departure was announced this week, went on to say that despite those exchanges, she did not consider the president a racist.

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North Korean media appears to show early 'A-bomb photo'
North Korea released footage of an arms and munitions industry conference that appears to show former leader Kim Jong-il inspecting one of the country''s first ever atomic bombs.

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2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity Pageant
One eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church''s recent Nativity pageant

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Man charged in shooting of cops saved by bulletproof vests
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 37-year-old man was charged Friday in the shooting of two suburban St. Louis police officers who were saved by their bulletproof vests.

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Dec 15, 2017

Now I Get It: How the repeal of net neutrality will affect you
On Thursday, Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission officially repealed net neutrality rules put in place in 2015 under the Obama administration. Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be equal and fair, and under the 2015 rules companies weren't allowed to block, slow down or favor specific websites. Now that those restrictions are being rolled back, how will the repeal of net neutrality affect you?

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Dec 15, 2017

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.

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Dec 15, 2017

Peter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein Made Me Blacklist Accusers Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino
"There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career," Sorvino tweeted.

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Dec 15, 2017

Unilever selling margarines for 6.8 bn euros to US giant KKR
Anglo-Dutch food and consumer giant Unilever said Friday it had reached a 6.8-billion-euro ($8-billion) deal with US private equity giant KKR to sell its margarines business. Unilever 'has received a binding offer from KKR to purchase its global spreads business for 6.825 billion euros on a cash-free, debt-free basis,' the company said in a statement. After spurning a takeover by US rival Kraft Heinz earlier this year, Unilever announced in April it would spin-off its margarines, which include such brands as Flora, Blue Band and Rama, as part of a restructuring plan.

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J. K. Rowling Wrote the Hogwarts Houses in a Very Unconventional Way and 3 Other Things We Learned
Proof that inspiration can come from anywhere

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Dec 15, 2017

EU gives itself June deadline for deal on refugees
By Gabriela Baczynska and Robert Muller BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders appealed for unity in a last-ditch effort to break their deadlock on sharing out refugees by June, telling reluctant eastern states they could otherwise be outvoted on a dispute that has shaken the bloc's foundations. Coming out from a fraught discussion among 28 EU leaders that went into the small hours on Friday morning in Brussels, rivals in the two-year-old dispute all stuck to their guns, hemmed in by expectations they have raised with their own voters. The Mediterranean frontline states Italy and Greece, and the rich destination countries including Germany, Sweden, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are demanding that all countries host some refugees as a way to demonstrate solidarity.

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Dec 15, 2017

Kelly Cutrone Says Russell Simmons Tried To Rape Her In 1991
Kelly Cutrone is the most recent woman to accuse hip-hop producer Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct.

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14 years after he went missing in Africa, I think my brother is still alive
Christmas Charity Appeal banner 2017 It was when the letters stopped arriving that Christian Velten''s family knew something had gone terribly wrong.  Armed with a video camera, the 27-year-old had embarked on a six-month expedition through West Africa, along the banks of the River Niger, retracing the steps of his hero, the 18th century Scottish explorer Mungo Park. He made his way alone on foot, by donkey, or in a canoe from Gambia, through Senegal, and Mali, stopping along the way to stay with villagers. Each time he moved on, Christian would give the children his address back in England, telling them to write. 'Cards kept coming to the house from kids he''d met,' says his sister Hannah, who has spent the past 14 years tirelessly searching for her brother. 'At some point the letters stopped.' Even though he was travelling through remote African countryside, Christian had still managed to keep in contact with his family. 'When he phoned Mum and Dad for the last time, it was just before their birthdays,' Hannah tells me, as we talk in the living room of the East Sussex home she shares with her husband Grant and children Freya, 6, and Cameron, 9. 'When he didn''t get on his plane home, we realised pretty quickly something had gone wrong.' Christian''s sister Hannah believes he is alive and is waiting for him to come forward Credit: Christopher Pledger  That final phone call came on March 23, 2003 and Christian has been missing ever since. In that time, the search to find him has taken innumerable twists and turns. The early years were fraught with fear and frustration, as Hannah''s parents, Pauline and Tim, frantically led the charge to find their son. Confronted with Foreign Office red tape, they took matters into their own hands, putting out appeals in the African and British press and sending a team, led by one of his friends, to search for Christian on the ground. At one point, they even enlisted the help of a Malian village chieftain.  'Everything went against us,' says Hannah, cradling a mug of tea, as she takes me through the events which have shaped her adult life. 'Nothing you try works and fear kicks in.'  For years, the race to trace Christian led them to dead ends, each more painful than the last. It always went the same way: a renewed appeal would spark a sighting - a lone white male seen walking near the river, or a bedraggled figure who rode the bus every day. Moments of hope, cruelly shattered when the trail went quiet. Telegraph Christmas Appeal 2017 | What are the charities? 'That desperate feeling is exhausting,' adds Hannah. 'I realise, now I''m a mum myself, just how awful that first search was for my parents.' In 2015, on Christian''s 40th birthday, the family decided to throw a party. It was a way to celebrate the man who had been absent from their lives for more than a decade. 'The thing is, you don''t have a funeral,' says Hannah. 'You go through a grief process, but you''re in limbo.'  As the years and milestones passed, the hope of finding him seemed more and more remote. Yet, on Boxing Day in 2015, as she trudged around the fields near her parents'' Sussex home, trying to walk off the sadness of another Christmas without her brother, Hannah suddenly felt strangely upbeat about finding him. Her dad was less so. 'He told me: ‘I think if Christian isn''t found by next New Year then I''m going to give up hope. It''s just too painful.''' Then, three months later, there was a fresh sighting. One so clear that it would set into motion a new search, culminating in the realistion that Christian is almost certainly

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Dec 15, 2017

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. In the occupied West Bank, another area where Palestinians are seeking statehood along with adjacent East Jerusalem, medics said two protesters were killed and 10 wounded by Israeli gunfire.

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Dec 15, 2017

In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship
For the first time, SpaceX on Friday blasted off both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before, a step forward in the company's goal to lower the cost of spaceflight. After the launch, the California-based company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk landed its rocket booster upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX has now managed to return 20 of its rocket boosters after launch, whether on land or on a floating ocean platform, as part of its effort to re-use instead of jettison costly components.

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Dec 15, 2017

What To Do When Someone Gives You A Gift And You Didn't Get Them One
Few moments are more uncomfortable than receiving a gift from someone you didn''t buy one for.

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NATO concerned Russian missile system breaks Cold War pact
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty.

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Doctor accused of killing girlfriend's unborn baby by spiking her drink with abortion pill
A doctor has been accused of spiking his girlfriend''s drink with an abortion pill to kill their unborn baby. Sikander Imran had moved from Rochester, New York, to Arlington, Virginia, for a new job when he discovered his on-off partner of three years, Brook Fiske, was pregnant. 'He didn''t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion, which I didn''t want to do,' Ms Fiske told local Rochester TV station WROC.

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