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Prosecutors Effectively Accuse Trump of Defrauding Voters. What Does It Mean?President Trump’s lawyer minimized the importance of any potential campaign finance violations, but Democrats said they could potentially lead to impeachment.The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White HouseThe crown prince of Saudi Arabia cultivated Mr. Kushner’s friendship. The benefits to the U.S. are uncertain but it has paid off well for the Saudis.China Tries to Balance Huawei Arrest with Warmer Trade TiesChina is pushing hard for the release of a tech executive, while still trying to follow up on President Trump’s recent truce in trade frictions.John Kelly to Step Down as Trump, Facing New Perils, Shakes Up StaffThe departure of John F. Kelly leaves the president with an ever-shrinking team of close advisers as he begins to navigate the new power structure on Capitol Hill.Theresa May Tried to Lead Britain to a Brexit Compromise. Was It Too Late?Devoid of bombast and uninterested in personal power, she could have been the perfect messenger. But an early focus on satisfying hard-liners might have been her undoing.With Brexit Vote Looming, Britons on Both Sides Rally in LondonProtesters from Britain’s right and left took to the streets on Sunday, offering starkly different visions of the country’s future as the government scrambled to salvage its plan for exiting the European Union.In Britain, a Team Effort to Help Local News SurviveTo support local newspapers and news sites, the salaries of nearly 150 reporters are being paid through Britain’s TV license fee, which finances the BBC.Beto O’Rourke Emerges as the Wild Card of the 2020 Campaign-in-WaitingAdvisers to prospective Democratic candidates say Mr. O’Rourke would be a threat, given his success with small donors, his charismatic message and his popularity with parts of the Obama coalition.
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Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Murder: NY TimesKushner has reportedly flouted WH protocol by having private, informal conversations with Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Marco Rubio Warns Trump: It Would Be A ‘Terrible Mistake’ To Pardon ManafortThe president said last month that a possible pardon for his former campaign manager wasn't "off the table."Trump Scorched Over Tweet Bashing Obama For Burning Through ‘Chief Of Staffs’That's why Obama couldn't get his agenda passed, Trump scolded..North Carolina, Virginia Face Major Winter Storm: Snow, Sleet, Freezing RainThe Tar Heel State could get 12 inches of snow or more, according to weather forecasters.Rand Paul Calls Trump’s Pick For Attorney General William Barr ‘Very Troubling’The Kentucky senator also spoke out against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, but ultimately voted to confirm.Key House Dem Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be ‘Impeachable Offenses’Still, the incoming House Judiciary Committee chairman was cautious about whether an impeachment process ought to begin.Humans Are Pooping Plastic, And No One’s Certain How Bad That IsThere’s a frightening lack of research about plastic’s effects on human health.A Prominent White Supremacist Is An EMT. Now Virginia Is Investigating Him.Alex McNabb, the host of a popular neo-Nazi podcast, regularly compares black patients to animals.
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'Every clod of earth': Europe's most powerful mafiaBack in 2010, Domenico Oppedisano was often seen taking his fruit to market in the town of Rosarno in southern Italy, chugging around in his three-wheeled van. But the 80-year old had another job: he was 'chairman of the board' of Italy's most powerful mafia group -- the 'Ndrangheta.Back me or risk no Brexit at all, May warnsBritain's embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that a failure by lawmakers to back her Brexit deal risks leading to the entire venture being canceled.French protests are an 'economic catastrophe,' official saysFrance's beleaguered president Emmanuel Macron is expected to address the nation Monday after a fourth weekend of protests that have challenged his grip on power.Kushner reportedly advised Saudi Crown Prince after Khashoggi murderThe President's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to The New York Times.China warns Canada of 'serious consequences' over Huawei CFO's arrestThe Chinese Foreign Ministry is summoning the Canadian ambassador to China to address the detention of a Huawei executive in Vancouver, describing it as "lawless" and "extremely vicious."Raheem Sterling: UK newspapers 'fuel racism' in footballFootball star Raheem Sterling has accused British newspapers of helping to "fuel racism" in their portrayal of young black players, the day after he was subjected to alleged racist abuse in the Premier League.This is what the start of a tech Cold War looks likeThe arrest of a top Huawei executive raises the stakes in the intensifying battle between the United States and China for tech supremacy.
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Qantas passenger given jail time after 'body slamming' flight attendantA man was given one year in jail after he “body slammed” a flight attendant'SNL' sketch asks what would happen if Donald Trump was black“Saturday Night Live” took a jab at the Trump administration as well as the FBI in a sketch from its Dec. 8 episode that simply posited the question: What if Donald Trump was black?Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon is latest found by IsraelIsraeli forces announced on Saturday that they discovered another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon, marking the second cross-border tunnel found since Israel began an operation to "neutralize" attack passageways dug by the Iranian-backed group.Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge: Trump was right to withdraw from Iran dealThere is a general perception in Europe and among many in the U.S. that the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal was a policy blunder which Europe now needs to mitigate.3 Sonic Drive-In employees arrested after ecstasy pill found in kid’s meal, police sayThree employees at a Texas Sonic Drive-In were arrested after an ecstasy pill was found in a kid’s meal given to a 4-year-old boy, police said.Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap dealYemen's warring parties met Sunday for the fourth day of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden to try to hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war.Nick Cannon calls out Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer for old homophobic tweetsFollowing the controversy that led to comedian Kevin Hart stepping down as the host of the Oscars, his friend Nick Cannon, made a move on social media to point out the hypocrisy behind his critics.‘Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve to Die?’ quiz spurs apology from Florida high schoolA Florida high school apologized on Friday after a teacher gave students a quiz titled, “Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve to Die?” that was deemed insensitive.
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Jared Kushner advised Saudi prince on how to 'weather' Khashoggi murder, report saysJared Kushner has given Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman advice on how to handle the outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, according to The New York Times.Angry China summons US ambassador over arrest of tech exec Meng WanzhouChina summoned the U.S. Ambassador there to protest the detention of a senior tech exec in Canada "at the unreasonable behest of the United States."Generous stranger gives his first-class seat to mom flying to hospital with ailing babyKelsey Zwick and baby Lucy scored a first-class seat on their flight to Philadelphia for hospital treatment when a stranger gave them his.First transgender male boxer wins in professional debutPatricio Manuel was supposed to be an Olympian in the women's division, but six years later, he debuted as a pro in men's boxing.'It's serious': Winter storm brings havoc to SoutheastThe same winter storm that dumped heavy rains on Los Angeles last week is expected to unleash heavy snows and ice this weeknd as it heads east.Ex-Miss Kentucky charged with sending nude photos via Snapchat to studentRamsey Bearse, 28, faces four felony counts of distributing or displaying obscene matter to a minor.Kid Rock pays off 350 layaways worth $81,000 at Tennessee WalmartKid Rock gave the Walmart store about $81,000 to pay off 350 layaway accounts.Kyler Murray apologizes for homophobic tweets that resurfaced after he won Heisman TrophySix-year-old tweets from Kyler Murray's Twitter account were resurfaced following his Heisman win - including several using anti-gay slurs.
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China warns of 'grave consequences' if Huawei executive is not releasedMeng faces extradition to the United States after being arrested in Vancouver last week. A bail hearing is set to resume on Monday.2020 Democratic primary: California and Texas look to become the new Iowa and New HampshireEarly voting and the involvement of big states could dramatically alter the party's presidential nominating contest — and empower minority voters.Kyler Murray wins Heisman, but still plans to play baseball with Oakland A'sIt's the second year in a row the award went to an Oklahoma Sooners quarterback.Robert De Niro's Mueller returns to 'SNL'The special counsel introduced himself to a child-like Eric Trump as "your dad’s friend from work."Sen. Angus King: Not enough evidence against Trump yet for impeachment"We may get there, but we are not there now," the Maine independent and member of the Senate Intelligence Committee told "Meet the Press."Britons scramble to get E.U. passports before Brexit“The idea of the E.U. is to give people rights and benefits ... more than the fact that you don’t have to show your passport at the border.”Nick Ayers, Mike Pence's right hand, likely to be Trump's next chief of staffThe 36 year-old has a reputation as a polarizing and hard-charging fixture in Republican politics.Paris on lockdown as 'Yellow Jacket' protests sweep FranceProtests that began last month against planned tax hikes on gas have since morphed into a wider rebuke of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.
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Police Clash With Antigovernment Protesters as Unrest Sweeps FranceMore than a hundred thousand people took to the streets in a fourth consecutive weekend of protests in the country, with some demonstrators setting barricades on fire and drawing tear gas from police, as they sought to heap pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to roll back his economic overhauls.Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko Courts WashingtonUkraine’s controversial former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, once again a leading presidential candidate at home, arrived in Washington this week on a rebranding exercise of sorts.China's Exports Slowed in November, but Surplus With U.S. GrewChinese exports slowed unexpectedly last month as demand weakened in most markets, except in the U.S. where strong growth in imports put China on track to post another record trade surplus.American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, DisillusionedFor years, American entrepreneurs saw opportunities in China. But worsening costs, taxation, tech transfer and increased regulations are prompting foreign-owned businesses to throw in the towel.The Great Brexit BreakdownThe chaos in the U.K. is just part of a growing global tension between the economic benefits of integration and the political urge for self-rule.Israel Warns Lebanon of Possible StrikesIsrael has warned Lebanon that it would strike Hezbollah in Lebanese territory if its militia doesn’t stop making precision-guided missiles with Iranian help, U.S. and Israeli officials said, amid efforts to shut border tunnels and concerns about Iran’s influence.U.N. Pact on Migration Sows DissentThe adoption next week of a global pact on migration, meant to reaffirm support for people who move to another country, is instead exposing how politically toxic the issue has become world-wide.U.S. Readies Charges Against Chinese HackersU.S. prosecutors are preparing to unseal criminal charges against hackers linked to the Chinese government who have allegedly engaged in a multiyear scheme to break into U.S. technology service providers.
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Firefighter dies while battling massive blaze in Massachusetts cityChristopher Roy, 36, responded to the fire in Worcester, Massachusetts.Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave at the end of the yearPresident Donald Trump said his chief of staff, John Kelly, will leave at the end of the year.Cory Booker will decide whether to run for president 'over the holidays'The New Jersey senator was in New Hampshire on Saturday.Trump directed Cohen to make hush money payments during 2016 campaign: ProsecutorsFederal prosecutors in New York are suggesting that Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime personal attorney and fixer, serve a “substantial term of imprisonment.”Robert Mueller is hiding in Eric Trump's closet on 'SNL'The special counsel paid a special visit to the Trump sons.North Carolina, Virginia hit by 'mammoth' storm, hours of snow and ice still to comeNorth Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said 1 foot of snow has already fallen.China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei execChina has summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention.WATCH: Woman attempting around-the-world sail rescued at seaSusie Goodall's boat overturned during a violent storm in the southern Pacific Ocean and was left adrift for over 50 hours.
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GRAMMY SNUBS & SURPRISES! Noms hit the right note?Finally, something to sing about! Or is there? The Grammy Award nominations were announced and everyone is buzzing about who was snubbed, deserved nominations and category mishaps! WATCH above as Jane Stevenson and Mark Daniell break down the nomination list for your exclusive Grammy Award cheat sheet! What do you think of the noms? Tweet […]BRAUN: There’s gold in them thar pot plantsThere’s a new gold rush in Canada. Well, Acapulco gold — but still. No matter what you may think about legal pot, it’s creating jobs. The cannabis industry is shaking up the work landscape in Canada, as employers compete for qualified staff and universities launch courses to train future bud experts. Demand for industry workers […]WARMINGTON: Thief holds cars for ransomIt’s not every day you hear about somebody’s car being held for a ransom. In fact, if you haven’t, you’re in good company. “In my 32 years on the job with Toronto Police, I had never seen it before,” said Staff-Sgt. Brian Kay at 23 division. Even his unit commander, Supt. Ron Taverner, who will […]Seahawks can leap closer to playoff berthIt’s the most wonderful time of the year for Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. The last quarter of the NFL season, that is. Still not enough people are buzzing about the great job Carroll has done this season with the left-for-dead Seahawks. With a win Monday night against the visiting Minnesota Vikings (8:15 p.m. […]Federal Conservatives would win majority if election held today: Forum pollThe federal Conservative party would win a majority is an election was held today, a new poll shows. In a recent random sampling, 43% said they would vote conservative, while 34% would cast a Liberal ballot. “The Conservatives have a strong and steady lead over the Liberals as we go into the New Year,” said […]Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Xmas special tops this week’s TV must-seesCMA Country Christmas Special Reba McEntire will host the country Christmas special for the second year in a row and welcome a lengthy Rolodex of other guests. “I’ve always cherished celebrating Christmas alongside family and friends, taking time to reflect on the season,” she said. “I’m so excited CMA invited me back to host their […]ASK AMY: Depressed couple is at relationship impasseDear Amy: A month ago, my wife of five years told me she was going through a depression and was questioning our relationship. To be fair, I was as well. We haven’t made love in six months. I tell her all the time how beautiful she is. I try to initiate sex, and I get […]Tips for staying positive during the holiday seasonYour life sucks? Your glass is half empty, actually it’s been drained? Well, Heidi Allen wants to help fill it to the top, have it overflowing with a whole lot of hope and positivity, especially during the holiday season. Allen leads the Positive People Army (PPA), a growing global movement that started out as a […]
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Woman shares footage of her ex-boyfriend savagely beating her on Mother's DayMother-of-two Rachel Whitehouse, 34, was filmed by Paul McEvoy as he launched a vicious attack on her as she cowered in a corner and vomited blood.Three women are injured as knifeman launches attack at French train stationThe assailant stabbed three women in the French city of Mulhouse on Sunday - with one of the victims being knifed in the throat as the knifeman went on the rampage through the city center.BBC Radio 4 listeners will hear 'Westminster chimes' from ROCHDALE on Christmas EveThe familiar sound of Big Ben's bong will be replaced by the chimes of Rochdale Town Hall in Greater Manchester while the four-year multi-million pound renovation at Parliament continues.Macron is to give 'I'm Sorry' TV address as he unveils more tax cutsProtesters smashed store windows and set fires around Paris and clashed with police, who fired tear gas throughout the day in the French capital on Saturday.British soldier photographs the ruins of a once-grand Afghan palaceThe Tajbeg Palace was built to the south-west of Kabul, the Afghan capital, as the centrepiece of a new city, Darulaman, which was envisioned as a future capital for the up and coming nation.Coating which makes RAF's jets 'invisible' to enemy radar is wearing off quicker than expectedThe single-engine jet was given a coating which makes it 'invisible' to enemy radar, but it is wearing off quicker than expected with RAF chiefs saying they have to replace it after every flight.Thousands join EDL founder Tommy Robinson for 'Brexit Betrayal' marchThe English Defence League (EDL) founder, who provoked prominent Ukip figures to desert the party after he was made an adviser, rallied with supporters in the capital today.Fax machines are to be banned across the NHSHealth Secretary Matt Hancock (pictured) has banned the NHS from buying fax machines amid concerns that they are not a secure means of passing patient information in UK hospitals.
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