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Dec 09, 2018

UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him
LONDON (AP) — A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.

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Dec 09, 2018

Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'
Allegations that President Donald Trump directed his former personal attorney

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Dec 09, 2018

Marco Rubio Warns Trump: It Would Be A 'Terrible Mistake' To Pardon Paul Manafort
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday said it would be a "terrible mistake" for

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Dec 09, 2018

China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executive
China's foreign ministry called in the U.S. ambassador on Sunday to lodge a "strong protest" over the arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, and said the United States should withdraw its arrest warrant. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces extradition to the United States, which alleges that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions.

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Dec 09, 2018

UK PM May presses on with Brexit vote as lawmakers demand better deal
May's deal, which would see Britain keep close economic ties with the EU, looks set to be rejected by parliament on Tuesday. The Sunday Times reported May was expected to say on Monday that she was delaying the vote to make a last-minute dash to Brussels to appeal to the EU to improve the deal. "The vote is on Tuesday, that is what we are focused on," Brexit minister Stephen Barclay told BBC TV on Sunday.

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Dec 09, 2018

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns.

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Dec 09, 2018

Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush
Navy pilots who participated in the 21 aircraft flyover at George H.W. Bush's funeral in Texas describe what it was like to be part of that historic tribute for the late president.

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Dec 09, 2018

Instant Pots are somehow down to $45 today on Amazon
The hottest gift of the holiday season just got even hotter as one of the best-selling Instant Pot cookers on the planet drops down to its lowest price ever. The DUO60 and DUO80 have both been on sale off and on since Black Friday. In fact, the more popular Instant Pot DUO60 model is still on sale right now at a healthy $30 discount. But today our attention turns to the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. Perfect for sides or for entrees for families of two or three people, this model does everything the larger versions can do but it's more compact. It's also somehow on sale today for just $44.96, and there's no way this deal is going to last very long. Here are some highlights from the product page: * All the features of the Instant Pot duo, the bestselling electric pressure cooker in North America now available in a 3 Qt compact format * The perfect companion to your existing Instant Pot, use it for side dishes, vegetables or other accompaniments such as rice * Generous capacity, great for smaller families or where space is at a premium. In a dorm, RV or boat? the Instant Pot duo mini Emits no steam, heat or cooking smells * Features fully automatic pressure cook programs, 3 slow cook heat settings, saute, rice cooking, steamer, yogurt making, delay start and auto keep Warm * 700W power to enable it to reach pressure quickly. All Stainless Steel internal components including lid and inner cooking pot. Lid and cooking pot dishwasher safe * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz * Included Components: Electric Pressure Cooker

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Dec 09, 2018

Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Slaying: NY Times
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, flouted

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Dec 09, 2018

In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs
GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel's long-running blockade of Gaza began in March.

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Dec 09, 2018

Black President Darius Trump Dodges Jail In Mock 'SNL' TV Series 'Them Trumps'
"Saturday Night Live" imagined a world with a powerful family of blackTrumps

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Dec 09, 2018

Robert De Niro's Mueller Pitches Scary Bedtime Story To 'Eric Trump' On 'SNL'
Robert De Niro popped out of a closet on "Saturday Night Live" as Special

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Dec 09, 2018

New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane.

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Dec 08, 2018

Body found in hunt for missing British backpacker in New Zealand
A body has been found by detectives searching for British backpacker Grace Millane near Auckland. Det Insp Beard said investigators had "located a body which we believe to be Grace". The 22-year-old from Wickford in Essex had not been seen since last Saturday. "The formal identification process will now take place, however based on the evidence we have gathered over the past few days we expect that this is Grace," said Mr Beard at a press conference near the scene. "Obviously this brings the search for Grace to an end. It is an unbearable time for the Millane family and our hearts go out to them." A suspect is in custody and is expected to be charged with murder on Monday. He is due to appear at Auckland District Court. The 26-year-old man was questioned by detectives after he was traced by police to an address in central Auckland on Saturday afternoon. Police released a CCTV image (left) showing Miss Millane at the CityLife Hotel in Auckland on Saturday evening. Her family say it is very out of character for her not to stay in contact Credit: Auckland City Police The announcement follows a review of CCTV footage, the forensic examination of a hotel where Millane was last seen on Saturday 1 December, and the discovery of a vehicle. Millane was last seen entering the four-star CityLife Hotel at 9.41pm with a man. Before the CityLife Hotel footage emerged, the last confirmed sighting of Ms Millane had been CCTV of her dressed for a night out as she left the Sky City casino complex at 7.15

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Dec 08, 2018

Trump Scorched Over Tweet Bashing Obama For Burning Through 'Chief Of Staffs'
Twitter followers piled on President Donald Trump after unearthing his 2012

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Dec 08, 2018

China: Canada's detention of Huawei exec 'vile in nature'
BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature" and warning of "grave consequences" if she is not released.

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Dec 08, 2018

James Comey: Russia investigation started with four Americans with ties to Trump, Russia
In a closed-door meeting with members of two Congressional committees, former FBI Director James Comey provided new insight into the origins of the Russia investigation

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Dec 08, 2018

Read James Comey's Testimony To The House Oversight Committee
James Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump last year,

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Dec 08, 2018

Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.

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Dec 08, 2018

France's Yellow Vests Bring Their Grievances to Paris, Again
"Macron was elected because people voted against Le Pen, not for him," said Raymond Ruis, a 53-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative, in reference to nationalist leader Marine Le Pen. About 4 p.m., some of the people facing riot police no longer donned yellow vests that have become a symbol of the frustration of a middle class having trouble making ends meet.

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Dec 08, 2018

The Latest: Booker speaks at Democrat victory celebration
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's visit to New Hampshire (all times local):

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Dec 08, 2018

Rep. Joaquín Castro: If Trump Weren't President, 'He'd Be In Court Right Now'
With the release of court filings Friday that seemed to further implicate

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Dec 08, 2018

PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in Paris
Anti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalizing shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.

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Dec 08, 2018

Mueller Lays Out Probe Road Map: Takeaways From Latest Filings
Several more pieces of Mueller's work came into focus through a flurry of filings on Friday -- memos for a judge who'll sentence Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, and Mueller's outline of lies he says ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told even after pleading guilty and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors. The filings make clear that Mueller is delving into a real-estate deal in Moscow that could have been worth hundreds of millions for Trump's company, and examining multiple links between Russians and people who worked for Trump's business. Mueller also hinted at evidence he hasn't spelled out yet.

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Dec 08, 2018

If Kevin Hart Were Really Sorry, He'd Prove It.
Apparently, being Kevin Hart means never having to say you're sorry.

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Dec 08, 2018

Donald Trump throws his support behind Paris 'yellow vest' protests
Donald Trump appeared to back the yellow vest protesters in a provocative message to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, claiming that the Paris climate change agreement had triggered the unrest. The US president also claimed protesters were chanting his name on the streets of the French capital, as his rift with Mr Macron continued to deepen. As demonstrators were clashing with police in Paris and protests were being held across France on Saturday, Mr Trump said: "The Paris Agreement isn't working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting 'We Want Trump!' Love France." Sunday Telegraph reporters, placed across the city, heard no such chants. He later tweeted that the protests were "very sad" and reiterated his call for Mr Macron to pull out of the Paris climate change deal, and agree to lower taxes. He did not specify how he believed the agreement and taxes were linked. Very sad day & night in Paris. Maybe it's time to end the ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement and return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes? The U.S. was way ahead of the curve on that and the only major country where emissions went down last year!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2018 The provocative intervention comes at a difficult moment for Mr Macron, who has taken pride in his ability to "manag

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Dec 08, 2018

Israel uncovers another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces said Saturday they uncovered another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon, an announcement that came shortly after troops fired at suspected members of the Lebanese militant group who approached the site of Israeli army engineering working to thwart tunnels.

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Dec 08, 2018

A Look Back At John Kelly's Turbulent Time In The White House
John Kelly will leave his post as White House chief of staff by the end of the

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Dec 08, 2018

PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland
These haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding photographs.

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Dec 08, 2018

China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences
If extradited to the United States, Meng would face charges of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions, a Canadian court heard on Friday, with a maximum sentence of 30 years for each charge. In a short statement, China's Foreign Ministry said that Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng had issued the warning to release Meng to Canada's ambassador in Beijing, summoning him to lodge a "strong protest." Adam Austen, a spokesman for Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, said Saturday there is "nothing to add beyond what the Minister said yesterday". Freeland told reporters on Friday that relationship with China is important and valued, and Canada's ambassador in Beijing has assured Chinese that consular access will be provided to Meng.

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Dec 08, 2018

John Kelly Out As White House Chief Of Staff By End Of Year
White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his post at the end of the

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Dec 08, 2018

Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon border
Israeli soldiers at the Lebanese border opened fire at suspected Hezbollah activists on Saturday, the military said, the first such incident since Israel launched a crackdown on cross-border tunnels into its territory. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency, however, said the Israeli soldiers shot into the air when they saw a Lebanese army patrol near the border demarcation, known as the "Blue Line". Israel said the suspects approached an area on the Israeli side of the border where its forces were carrying out an operation to shut down tunnels that were dug across the border by Hezbollah.

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Dec 08, 2018

China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec: state media
China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the "unconscionable and vile" detention of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing's latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran. The 46-year-old executive was arrested in Vancouver while changing planes, ratcheting up tensions between the US and China just as the countries' leaders agreed to a truce in their trade war.

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Dec 08, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."

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Dec 08, 2018

After defeat in Iraq, IS fights on in last enclave in Syria
BAGHDAD (AP) — A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces.

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Dec 08, 2018

These are the 5 best holiday deals of the weekend
You've still got time to get your holiday gifts, and you can still find loads of sales.

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Dec 08, 2018

Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot
Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after "yellow vest" protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the "gilets jaunes", or yellow vest, protests in neighboring France over the past month, has given voice to complaints about the cost of living and demanded the removal of Belgium's center-right coalition government, six months before a national election is due in May. French police said more than 30,000 people demonstrated there and more than 30 people were injured in a second successive Saturday of violence in Paris.

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Dec 08, 2018

China warns Canada there will be 'severe consequences' over Huawei chief's arrest
China has warned Canada there will be "severe consequences" if the country's authorities did not immediately release the chief financial officer of telecoms giant Huawei who was arrested at Vancouver airport earlier this month. Meng Wanzhou was detained on 1 December and faces extradition to the United States to face fraud charges. China's foreign ministry said that vice foreign minister Le Yucheng had issued the warning to Canada's ambassador in Beijing, summoning him and lodging a "strong protest" about Ms Meng's treatment.

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Dec 08, 2018

Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See's decision to remove their superior.

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Dec 08, 2018

Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S
Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States. On Saturday, the returned pieces went on display alongside the nearly 2,000-year-old mosaic of the girl, whose piercing gaze and dishevelled hair have become a symbol of Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish archaeologists discovered the mosaic 20 years ago during an excavation of the old city of Zeugma, founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals, near the modern city of Gaziantep.

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Dec 08, 2018

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain them. "I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran's ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected ... you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism," Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a "tinderbox".

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Dec 08, 2018

Donald Trump Goes On All-Caps Twitter Rant About 'NO COLLUSION'
President Donald Trump went on an almost all-caps Twitter tear Saturday

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Dec 08, 2018

Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS
The recently discontinued MK3 Ford Focus RS is destined to become a future classic, but should you buy an Escort RS Cosworth instead? We find out...

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Dec 08, 2018

Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home
The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, grabbed world headlines two years ago when his brother made him a shirt out of a blue and white plastic bag, with Messi's name and number 10 playing number. "Murtaza became famous around the world and we are not able to walk free and go anywhere.

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Dec 08, 2018

French Police Fire Tear Gas As Yellow-Vested Protesters Swarm Paris
PARIS (AP) -- French riot police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on

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Dec 08, 2018

Congress will have to 'start impeachment proceedings' against Trump after Cohen filing, says former Nixon White House lawyer
Evidence from Donald Trump's former lawyer about Russian collusion with his presidential campaign team could lead to his impeachment, Richard Nixon's former White House counsel has claimed. John Dean made the comments after the publication of a legal memo from Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Moscow's influence on the election. It is mainly to guide sentencing for crimes Michael Cohen, Mr Trump's former personal attorney has admitted to.

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Dec 08, 2018

U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order
A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds. Trump cited an overwhelmed immigration system for his recent proclamation that officials will only process asylum claims for migrants who present themselves at an official entry point. Civil rights groups sued, arguing that Trump's Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.

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Dec 08, 2018

Mahathir Faces First Major Rally as Protesters Gather in Capital
(Bloomberg) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad faced his biggest rally since taking power in May, as opposition parties led thousands of ethnic Malays in Kuala Lumpur to protest a United Nations convention against racial discrimination.

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Dec 08, 2018

Pasta Dinners by the Numbers
A healthy pasta dinner isn't an oxymoron. A plate of pasta can be a good-for-you option; it all depends on what you top it with. Here's how the nutrition profile of a cup of spaghetti and one-hal...

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Dec 08, 2018

New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Saturday that they believe a 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for a week was murdered, and they will lay charges against a man they detained earlier in the day for questioning.

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Dec 08, 2018

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: ‘Donald Trump Will Be, Must Be Impeached'
MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell said Friday that President Donald Trump "will

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Dec 08, 2018

Stephen Colbert Ribs Donald Trump Over Pantone's Color Of The Year
The Pantone Color Institute's Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral.

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Dec 08, 2018

Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned Western countries that they will face a massive influx of drugs if Iran becomes weakened by U.S. sanctions.

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Dec 08, 2018

Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' Pulls Elaborate Twitter Prank On Donald Trump And Fox News
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" pretended Friday to have obtained the report

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Dec 08, 2018

Jubilant Malays rally after Malaysia refuses U.N. racial equality pledge
Tens of thousands of Malay Muslims rallied in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to celebrate the Malaysian government's refusal to ratify a UN convention against racial discrimination. After weeks of pressure by pro-Malay groups, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's multi-ethnic government decided last month that it would not ratify the convention, without giving a reason why it was going back on an earlier commitment to sign. Groups representing Malays, who account for around 60 percent of Malaysia's multi-ethnic population, raised fears that signing the UN pledge could have undermined Malay privileges and threatened Islam's status as Malaysia's official religion.

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Dec 08, 2018

Muslims rally to defend rights in multi-ethnic Malaysia
Race and religion are sensitive in Malaysia, which is home to sizeable ethnic Chinese and Indian communities, and the Muslim Malay majority appears to be feeling increasingly insecure under a new government that is more representative of minorities. Policies favouring Malays were introduced after riots between members of the Malay and Chinese communities in 1969 that left nearly 200 people dead.

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Dec 08, 2018

Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions are 'economic terrorism'
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday. Washington has reimposed an oil embargo and other damaging sanctions on Iran since pulling out in May from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers. "America's unjust and illegal sanctions against the honourable nation of Iran have targeted our nation in a clear instance of terrorism," Rouhani said in a televised speech.

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Dec 08, 2018

Chrissy Teigen Sets Off Twitter Uproar Over Gummy Bears
Chrissy Teigen had Twitter users in turmoil Friday when she boldly said that

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Dec 08, 2018

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon - Xinhua
China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space programme, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The probe, the Chang'e-4, is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon, according to Xinhua. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the Moon, but none has landed on it.

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Dec 08, 2018

President 'Individual-1' Trump Hasn't A Clue, But Twitter Wits Aim to School Him
President Donald Trump apparently doesn't have an inkling that he is

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Dec 08, 2018

What has Robert Mueller told us about Cohen, Flynn and Manafort?
There has been intense activity over the past two weeks in Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election and possible collusion by members of Donald Trump's campaign team. Developments in the criminal prosecutions of three of Trump's most important former advisers have enraged the president and shed new light on what Mueller has learned in the 19 months since his appointment as special counsel. Here, the Guardian reviews the key updates in the cases of Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort - and explores what the new disclosures could mean for Trump as the inquiry continues.

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Dec 07, 2018

Japan OKs divisive bill allowing more foreign workers
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Latest: Huawei awaits 'right conclusion' in CFO's arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local):

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Dec 07, 2018

Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, taking a step closer to a key milestone for one of the most closely watched and controversial companies in Silicon Valley. The ride-hailing company filed the confidential paperwork on Thursday, one of the sources said, in lock-step with its smaller U.S. rival, Lyft Inc, which also announced on Thursday it had filed for an IPO. The simultaneous filings extend the protracted battle between Uber and Lyft, which as fierce rivals have often rolled out identical services and matched each other's prices.

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Dec 07, 2018

Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, military officials said Friday.

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Dec 07, 2018

Here Are The Most Interesting Parts Of The Latest Mueller Filings
Three documents filed in court Friday revealed new details in special counsel

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Dec 07, 2018

France 'yellow vest' protests: timeline of unrest
Here is a timeline of the "yellow vest" movement in France, from the first online rumblings against a fuel tax hike to nationwide protests that led to the worst Paris riots in decades. A new day of high-risk demonstrations is planned on Saturday. It shows a woman, Jacline Mouraud, addressing French President Emmanuel Macron -- "Monsieur Macron", she says -- from her living room.

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Dec 07, 2018

Suspect accused of randomly pushing man under truck in downtown LA charged with attempted murder
A suspect accused in a brazen attack caught on video in which a man was pushed under the wheels of a truck in downtown Los Angeles was charged Friday.

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Dec 07, 2018

U.S. accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up; hearing adjourned
VANCOUVER/LONDON (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer faces U.S. accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said on Friday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition. The case against Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the founder of Huawei, stems from a 2013 Reuters report about the company's close ties to Hong Kong-based Skycom Tech Co Ltd, which attempted to sell U.S. equipment to Iran despite U.S. and European Union bans, the prosecutor told a Vancouver court.

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Dec 07, 2018

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing
China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said. The Chang'e-4 lunar probe mission -- named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology -- launched on a Long March 3B rocket from the southwestern Xichang launch centre at 2:23 am (1823 GMT), according to the official Xinhua news agency. The blast-off marked the start of a long journey to the far side of the moon for the Chang'e-4 mission, expected to land around the New Year to carry out experiments and survey the untrodden terrain.

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Dec 07, 2018

Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack
HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded.

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Dec 07, 2018

Comey Rips Panels For Grilling Him On 'Whole Lotta' Clinton Emails, 'For Heaven's Sakes'
Former FBI Director James Comey complained Friday that members of the House

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Dec 07, 2018

More Evidence Of Illegal Activity Emerges In North Carolina Congressional Race
ST. PAULS, N.C. -- The day after their absentee ballot arrived in the mail in

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Dec 07, 2018

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon: Xinhua
China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The probe, the Chang'e-4, is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon, according to Xinhua. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the Moon, but none has landed on it.

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Dec 07, 2018

Huawei exec faces US fraud charges linked to Iran
Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday, a week after she was detained on an American extradition request. Meng Wanzhou, 46, was arrested in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver on December 1 while changing planes during a trip from Hong Kong to Mexico -- ratcheting up tensions between the United States and China just as the countries' leaders agreed to a truce in their trade war. Canadian government lawyer John Gibb-Carsley asked for bail to be denied, saying Meng has been accused of "conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions" and if convicted faces more than 30 years in prison.

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Dec 07, 2018

'Thank you': Donald Trump claims vindication after Mueller investigation updates
The White House attempted to dismiss a barrage of new developments in the Russia investigation Friday.

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Dec 07, 2018

Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of lying about his contact with Trump administration officials
Prosecutors with Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation revealed in a court filing on Friday evening that Paul Manafort lied to them about several contacts he had with senior Trump administration officials while he was under indictment.

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Dec 07, 2018

Michigan boy raising money for a gravestone for best friend
DETROIT (AP) — A 12-year-old Michigan boy is working odd jobs to raise money for a special Christmas gift: a gravestone for his best friend.

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Dec 07, 2018

Court filings reveal Michael Cohen offered limited cooperation, but point to new Russia contacts
Two teams of prosecutors filed memos in federal court on Friday describing their recommendations for how President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen should be sentenced after pleading guilty to several felonies.

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Dec 07, 2018

Here's what happens to unsold Christmas trees
The afterlives of holiday trees and wreaths can be very dynamic. Some end up in lakes, others end up as mulch and more than a few wind up on beaches.

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Dec 07, 2018

US Marines ID dead crew member in Japan warplanes crash
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Marines have identified a fighter pilot who died after his jet collided with a refueling aircraft during training off Japan's coast, leaving five other Marines missing and one rescued.

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Dec 07, 2018

Paul Manafort: Special counsel Robert Mueller details lies that doomed plea deal
Special counsel Robert Mueller listed lies in a court filing that ended the plea deal with Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman

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Dec 07, 2018

Chips are Down in Macau for America's Casino Kings
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- If any worsening of the trade war leads China to call for a boycott of U.S. companies, America's casino kings will be sweating.

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Trump Says He Is 'Totally' Cleared Following Michael Cohen Sentencing Recommendations
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday after two different

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Michael Cohen 'should serve substantial prison sentence,' prosecutors say
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, should serve a "substantial" prison sentence despite cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, prosecutors said. Prosecutors in New York asked a judge to sentence Cohen to a "substantial term of imprisonment" for paying an adult film star hush money on Mr Trump's behalf, and for evading taxes. Cohen pleaded guilty to the charges in August. He has been cooperating with Mr Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Russia and Mr Trump's 2016 election campaign. Cohen also pleaded guilty last week to a separate charge brought by Mr Mueller's office that he lied to Congress about discussions over the construction of a proposed Trump Organisation skyscraper in Moscow. In a separate recommendation on Friday Mr Mueller said Cohen should serve no extra jail time for that offence. Robert Mueller said Cohen had cooperated Any sentence imposed for that crime should be served concurrently with the punishment imposed for the New York charges, Mr Mueller said. Mr Mueller revealed that Russia had reached out to Cohen as far back as November 2015 offering "political synergy" with the Trump campaign. He said Cohen had gone to "significant lengths to assist the Special Counsel's investigation". The New York prosecutors said in their filing that Cohen should receive some credit for his cooperation with Mr Mueller. However, they noted that he had not entered into a cooperation agreement with their office. They said his sentence shoul

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In darkness and chaos, deputy killed by friendly fire
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — As terrified people scrambled out of broken windows, screaming and bleeding and fleeing a mass shooting inside a California bar, Sgt. Ron Helus and a highway patrolman decided to try to stop the gunman, running in together with assault-style rifles to what turned out to be an ambush.

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The Latest: 'Yellow vest' members meet with French PM
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the protests in France (all times local):

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Dec 07, 2018

Dwyane Wade Slams Critics Saying Gabrielle Union Was Acting Like She Gave Birth
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air Dec. 8, actress Gabrielle Union

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Dec 07, 2018

Shanann Watts and her two daughters are found dead: Part 5
After investigators uncover the grave of Shanann Watts and the gruesome disposal of the girls, her husband Chris Watts pleaded guilty to their murders.

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Dec 07, 2018

In a shocking statement, Chris Watts describes how he killed his wife: Part 4
While sitting in a police interrogation room, Watts claims to his father that he killed Shanann Watts after she had strangled their kids, but investigators weren't buying his story.

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Dec 07, 2018

US govt seeks 'substantial' jail term for ex-Trump lawyer Cohen
US prosecutors asked a New York court Friday to hand down a "substantial" prison sentence to President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen, rejecting the lawyer's request for significant leniency based on his cooperation with law enforcement. "Cohen, an attorney and businessman, committed four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years.

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'Death cross' portends more near-term losses for U.S. stocks, then rebound
A chart pattern tracked by technical analysts and other market mavens, a death cross forms when an index's near-term moving average of daily closing prices falls below its long-term moving average as both averages are declining. On Friday, the S&P 500 Index, the U.S. benchmark for large stocks, joined the main gauge of small companies' share performance, the Russell 2000, in forming a death cross. It occurred as the S&P tumbled another 2.3 percent for its third straight daily decline.

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NY prosecutors seek prison term for Cohen, Mueller due to detail Manafort's alleged lies
Cohen, who has been cooperating with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Russia and Trump's 2016 election campaign, pleaded guilty to the charges in August in New York. In a separate filing, Mueller's office said on Friday that it would not take a position on Cohen's sentencing, scheduled for next Wednesday. It noted that Cohen cooperated with its probe but described his lies to Congress about his efforts to build a Trump skyscraper in Moscow as "deliberate and premeditated." Mueller said Cohen continued to work on the Moscow project and discuss it with Trump well into the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Dec 07, 2018

Correction: Cheaper EpiPen Rival story
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In a story Dec. 6 about a new alternative to EpiPen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that emergency allergy injector Auvi-Q was among products that had shortages because of an EpiPen shortage. Auvi-Q did not have shortages.

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Dec 07, 2018

Your Evening Briefing
President Emmanuel Macron held himself out as the standard-bearer of internationalism, a beacon of light in a world clouded by rightward-shifting, isolationist leaders. President Donald Trump nominated William Barr, who served as U.S. attorney general during the first Bush administration, to the same job. A critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Barr had urged President George H.W. Bush to pardon six people implicated in the Reagan Administration's Iran-Contra scandal.

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Dec 07, 2018

Suspect in model's strangulation death pleads not guilty
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of strangling a model in an affluent Philadelphia suburb pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges, days after a suspect in the burglary of her apartment was taken into custody.

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James Alex Fields Jr. Found Guilty In Murder Of Heather Heyer In Charlottesville Car Attack
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on 10 charges including first-

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Dec 07, 2018

Principal on leave after banning Christmas decorations, including candy canes and reindeer
The principal of Manchester Elementary School - located near Omaha, Nebraska - sent her staff a memo outlining specific steps educators were expected to take during the holiday season to remain "inclusive and culturally sensitive."

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Dec 07, 2018

Dow Jones drop adds to losses, weekly gloom for stock investors
Fears about trade and the economy spurred relentless selling on Wall Street Friday, capping a dismal stretch. The Dow fell 4.5 percent for the week.

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