• Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information
Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information

A former National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty Friday to keeping top secret USA defense material at his home - the latest in a series of breaches involving workers at the nation's largest spy shop. The alleged hack had been previously reported by the Times, The Wall Street Journal and others, but the employee's identity had not pre...

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  • Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend
Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

That's when the moon is full and illuminated at the same time it comes closest to the Earth during its orbit. The moon will be visible to see on Sunday after 5 p.m. This is because the previous two were around the time of a new moon, which isn't visible in the sky. Just to be clear, the supermoon is only the moon-there will be no eclipse and no...

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  • Columbia County teen afraid to leave country with former soccer coach
Columbia County teen afraid to leave country with former soccer coach

A missing Florida teenage girl has been found safe, authorities said Friday, almost one week after the teen allegedly left home with a local soccer coach 10 years her senior. Frisina told police that she left with Rian willingly and she was unharmed. Security camera footage from a Fayetteville pawn shop appears to show Caitlyn.

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  • Senate moves closer to passing Republican tax reform package
Senate moves closer to passing Republican tax reform package

In a flurry of last minute deal-making to win over votes, GOP leaders also agreed to more generous tax breaks for millions of businesses. Because the House passed a different tax-slashing bill, the probable outcome of Senate approval - provided the House doesn't pass the Senate's version - would be a conference committee in which lawmakers from...

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  • Police question settlers who killed Palestinian attacker during trip
Police question settlers who killed Palestinian attacker during trip

Israeli forces Friday suppressed a weekly march in Nilin village, west of Ramallah, causing a number of Palestinians to suffocate, said an activist. During the clash, some of the hikers holed up in a cave south of Qusra. "IDF forces arrived at the site and rescued all the hikers". The child, who gave an on-camera statement that was released b...

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  • Germany's SPD Leader Backs Talks with Merkel on Political Impasse
Germany's SPD Leader Backs Talks with Merkel on Political Impasse

Schulz's statement came the day after he met with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel , Bavarian conservative leader Horst Seehofer and German President Frank Walter Steinmeier to discuss the possibilities for a new German government. " Berlin can not perpetually answer suggestions from the French president with a no", he said. "The way for a...

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  • Potsdam bomb alert: Object containing explosives under investigation by German police
Potsdam bomb alert: Object containing explosives under investigation by German police

He told reporters that several hundred grams of nails had been found in a metal cylinder inside the package, but added: "We just don't know at this point if this was a device that could have actually exploded, or a fake, or a test". On December 19th, 2016, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker and Islamic State sympathiser, Anis Amri (24), stole an artic...

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  • Hurricane season comes to an end. Rock Hill untouched
Hurricane season comes to an end. Rock Hill untouched

The intensity of the hurricanes of 2017 is notable however, it is unusual to have eight storms reach major hurricane strength, which is Category 3 or higher. That would go to 2005 when there were 28 named storms, 15 hurricanes, and seven major hurricanes. "December storms aren't that rare", said National Hurricane Center hurricane specialist Er...

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  • Delhi most unsafe for tourists; 1226 cases lodged against foreigners in India
Delhi most unsafe for tourists; 1226 cases lodged against foreigners in India

Mumbai also had the second highest number of rape cases, at 712 cases, after Delhi that had 1,996 cases. Hyderabad has emerged as one of the safest cities in the country with the city being ranked 14th in terms of crime rate among 19 metropolitian cities with a population of over 2 million for the year 2016.

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  • Instagram Allow Users to
Instagram Allow Users to "Remix" Friends' Photos with Doodles and Custom Messages

Instagram explains in a blog post, that users can move the image back and forth the photos they get in private messages, adding their own sticker or doodle. According to Instagram "p$3 hotos and videos sent with " Allow Replay " loop automatically and your friends can tap and hold to pause". You choose " One View " if you want them to just view...

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  • Police In Melbourne Foil Alleged 'New Year's Eve Terror Plot'
Police In Melbourne Foil Alleged 'New Year's Eve Terror Plot'

The 20-year-old was arrested at a house in Werribee about 3pm on Monday by Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police and ASIO officers. Thousands of revellers pack the square each year on New Year's Eve. Australia raised the national terror alert level to "probable" in September 2014. The man worked part-time at a computer fix business and p...

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  • Court: Military must take transgender service members by January 1
Court: Military must take transgender service members by January 1

On that day, US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the US military, originally announced over Twitter on July 26, from going into effect.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Fundraises off of Trump's 'Pocahontas' Jab
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Fundraises off of Trump's 'Pocahontas' Jab

Yesterday, President Donald Trump created a firestorm of controversy when he tossed out his favorite insult for Sen. "They call her Pocahontas", Trump said. World War II Navajo Code Talker and Iwo Jima survivor Thomas Begay is one of the last surviving code talkers. Warren says Trump "seems to think that that's somehow going to shut me up".

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  • If Clinton had won we'd be at war - Susan Sarandon
If Clinton had won we'd be at war - Susan Sarandon

Fox's Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt reported her remarks with discernible glee, but co-host Brian Kilmeade seemed to caution President Donald Trump against praising the actress based on their report - which he habitually watches and comments on.

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  • Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system
Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

On Black Friday , the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) received a record number of requests from hopeful gun owners. In fact, November 24, which fell just weeks after 26 people were killed in a shooting at a Texas church, saw the Federal Bureau of Investigation receive more than 200,000 requests for gun background ch...

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  • Rance Howard dies aged 89
Rance Howard dies aged 89

He added, "He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/ great personal integrity. We love and miss you Dad". He also appeared in numerous films Ron directed, including Angels & Demons, How the Grinch Stole Christmas , Apollo 13 , and directorial debut Grand Theft Auto .

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  • Saudi Prince Vows New Islamic Alliance 'Will Wipe Out Terrorists From Earth'
Saudi Prince Vows New Islamic Alliance 'Will Wipe Out Terrorists From Earth'

For years, Saudi Arabia has been accusing Iran of supporting armed groups across the Middle East, including Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthi rebels. The post IMCTC: Nigeria'll join forces with coalition to defeat terrorism - Defense Minister appeared first on Vanguard News . Qatar's flag was also absent.

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  • Alleged
Alleged "love jihad" victim says no body coerced her to embrace Islam

Saturday, before departing from Kochi , Hadiya had said that she wanted to go back and stay with her husband. Based on Ashokan's plea, Kerala High court had annulled Hadiya's marriage. The court had ordered Hadiya to return to her parents. "Whatever Hadiya is saying can not be accepted at its face value because she was made to say so, and that i...

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  • Germany's Merkel Faces Pressure for Quick Coalition Talks
Germany's Merkel Faces Pressure for Quick Coalition Talks

The parties' leaders will meet at Steinmeier's official residence in Berlin to discuss "the situation after the breakdown of the coalition talks". Electoral losses for the CDU and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) forced Merkel's conservative bloc to attempt to build an untried national coalition with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) an...

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  • John Conyers quits House judiciary committee amid sexual harassment allegations
John Conyers quits House judiciary committee amid sexual harassment allegations

Conyers decision to step aside came after she had appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" and refused to say if she would remove him from his Judiciary Committee post and defended his record, calling him an "icon". The move comes after it surfaced that he had paid a former staffer a settlement after she claimed she was sacked for rebuffing Conyers' se...

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  • Patna-bound Vasco Da Gama Express derails in UP, three killed
Patna-bound Vasco Da Gama Express derails in UP, three killed

Also people suffered minor injuries will receive Rs 50,000 each, the Ministry of Railways announced. He also ordered an enquiry by the commissioner of railway safety. The chief minister directed officials to ensure adequate and speedy treatment of the injured, an official release said. Railway officials are on the spot and investigating the reaso...

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  • Flights delayed after Bali volcano erupts for second time in a week
Flights delayed after Bali volcano erupts for second time in a week

Senior volcanologist Gede Suantika asked residents in the local community to stay calm. About 25,000 people are still displaced. "We will continue to see eruptions like this on similar scales, but we can not predict when Mount Agung will really erupt", Suantika told AFP.

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  • J&K: Missing army jawan found dead in Shopian
J&K: Missing army jawan found dead in Shopian

Media reports said that the locals informed the police that the body of man was lying in pool of blood inside Wothmula Nad of Keegam. For the moment, Jammu and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti stoutly condemned the murder of the army jawan, tagging it a "heinous act".

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  • Wanted Florida teen spotted in central Pa. caught trying to enter Canada
Wanted Florida teen spotted in central Pa. caught trying to enter Canada

The adolescent was being taken care of by his grandma while his father, a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office prison guard, was on furlough with his sweetheart. Campbell-Mott said a sheriff's detective will fly to meet Logan on Saturday. Logan, however, was still missing and immediately became the number one suspect.

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  • British cities' dismay as European Union withdraws right to enter cultural event
British cities' dismay as European Union withdraws right to enter cultural event

Designation as a capital of culture typically brings attention, investment and a tourism boost to the host cities. "Dundee's European Capital of Culture bid looks as if it is going to be the latest victim of the Tories' obsession with taking this country out of the European Union against our will, and they should hang their heads in shame", Sturg...

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  • Winter session of parliament to begin from 15 Dec
Winter session of parliament to begin from 15 Dec

The decision to extend the session beyond Christmas will give at least 14 working days to the government to push its agenda. "CCPA met under the chairmanship of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and proposed that we will have Winter Session from December 15 to January 5", Kumar said.

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  • Forecast: Sunny, windy and possibly a record-breaking high temperature
Forecast: Sunny, windy and possibly a record-breaking high temperature

Monday kicks off the week with clears skies and cool highs in the low 50s. It will still be fairly warm, with highs in the mid 60s. Sunday: High pressure builds back into the region and it is cooler. We'll see an increase in rain chances on Wednesday and Thursday . Tuesday turns much milder under mostly sunny skies. Saturday is lookin...

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  • Massive manhunt underway following shooting death of Trooper on I-45
Massive manhunt underway following shooting death of Trooper on I-45

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that Black was apprehended Thursday night in neighboring Waller County, more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of where the trooper was shot. Authorities from multiple agencies are searching for the suspect. "Trooper Damon Allen was a loving husband and father of three, and we ask for your pray...

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  • Hafiz Saeed, Designated Terrorist With $10 Million Bounty, Released By Pakistani Court
Hafiz Saeed, Designated Terrorist With $10 Million Bounty, Released By Pakistani Court

The cleric was released in Lahore, in north-eastern Pakistan, late on Thursday evening. The banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah head carries a bounty of Dollars 10 million announced by the USA for terror activities and has been under detention since January this year.

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  • Boise Rescue Mission hosts annual Thanksgiving banquet
Boise Rescue Mission hosts annual Thanksgiving banquet

On Thanksgiving day, they served about 500 people hot meals at their Men's Campus in St. Paul. We work with Meals on Wheels. Comets players first unloaded the turkeys from the Chanatry's truck, before transitioning to inside the Rescue Mission to pass out the turkeys, which were purchased by the Save of the Day Foundation.

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  • North Korea denounces U.S. terror listing as grave provocation
North Korea denounces U.S. terror listing as grave provocation

Cuba signaled support for North Korea in an escalating feud between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un over the country's nuclear weapons program and accusations of state-sponsored terrorism. He and Trump appeared to have gotten along quite well during Trump's recent visit - an occasion for him to call for strengthening South Korea's armed fo...

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  • Judge: Trump Can't Halt Funding For Military Sex Change Surgeries
Judge: Trump Can't Halt Funding For Military Sex Change Surgeries

Last month, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, didn't rule on the plan to bar military funds for sex reassignment surgery because none of the plaintiffs had shown they would be affected. She said the administration had provided no solid evidence for why a ban should be implemented. A US Department of Justice spokesperson, Lauren Ehrs...

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  • New Facebook tool will enable users to see propaganda pages they've liked
New Facebook tool will enable users to see propaganda pages they've liked

One of the criteria the company uses is geolocation, though Stretch himself admitted that has its problems. It's Facebook's most direct effort to explain to users how they may have been affected by the IRA's postings, which reached an estimated 150 million people and stirred up controversy over gun rights, immigration, race relations and religion...

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  • Sen. Cantwell, others rallying to stop national park visitor fee hike
Sen. Cantwell, others rallying to stop national park visitor fee hike

The original comment period was scheduled to end on Thursday. Becerra and his counterparts, including those in New York, Oregon and Arizona, argue the plan could reduce revenue by lowering visits and comes as the Trump administration is proposing far greater cuts to the park agency's budget than the revenues the plan is expected to brin...

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  • Cops: Victim stabbed over 100 times, decapitated in brutal MS-13 killing
Cops: Victim stabbed over 100 times, decapitated in brutal MS-13 killing

Once there, he was stabbed more than 100 times. The victim's body was exhumed and sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who ruled the death a homicide by sharp force injuries. Lopez-Abrego wasn't found in Maryland, though. He was found buried in a First United Methodist Church Laurel sweatshirt. The MS-13 gang, which has roots in El S...

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  • Russian Federation says 'extremely high' radioactivity not from nuclear accident
Russian Federation says 'extremely high' radioactivity not from nuclear accident

The statement appeared just hours after the Russia's meteorological service ( Rosgidromet ) reported that it has detected the record levels of radiation in Russia's Ural regions and a radioactive cloud that drifted over Europe in early October.

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  • Christmas tree for Minnesota governor's residence harvested
Christmas tree for Minnesota governor's residence harvested

The first thing you need to consider is ceiling height, says David Mitchell, Christmas tree expert and buying manager for horticulture at Wyevale Garden Centres. "The result, 10 years later, is today's smaller supply", said Hundley, noting that a 7- or 8-foot Christmas tree takes about 10 years to grow. According to the Charlotte Observer , th...

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  • US And Palestinian Leaders Are Playing A Diplomatic Game Of Chicken
US And Palestinian Leaders Are Playing A Diplomatic Game Of Chicken

A report Saturday said the Trump administration threatened to close down the group's office in Washington. "Our meetings begin from our office, and the arrangements are there", Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki told AFP. It could also antagonize the Trump administration and result in cancellation of United States aide to the Palesti...

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  • Thanksgiving Tradition Continues: Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoned
Thanksgiving Tradition Continues: Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoned

The President also spared Drumstick's alternate Wishbone. The Republican president couldn't resist referring to his predecessor, former Democratic President Barack Obama, who pardoned two turkeys named Tater and Tot a year ago. "He refused; he was a tough cookie". In 1989, President George H.W. Bush became the first to make the pardon explicit....

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  • Flare spotted by searchers unlikely to be from missing Argentine sub
Flare spotted by searchers unlikely to be from missing Argentine sub

Searchers have suffered disappointments in recent days as analysis of satellite signals and sounds detected by underwater probes - initially thought to be messages from the crew - has found they did not come from the vessel. Grief counselors, five psychologists and a psychiatrist, are lending their support to the families of the crew members. The...

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