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Syrian regime aims to retake Aleppo before Trump becomes president

On Wednesday, Syrian rebels vowed to fight on in the face of sudden government advances that have cut the area held by the opposition by a third in recent days and brought insurgents in the city to the brink of a catastrophic defeat. At least 34 people died in the latest shelling of government and opposition-controlled areas, reports say. O'Brien said that just that morning, dozens of civilians were killed in a single airstrike and that 25,000 people have been forced to flee the eastern part ... Read More

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa dies

The gun carriage carrying Jayalalithaa's body makes its way out from the Rajaji Hall through Anna Salai to the Marina. Thousands lined the route of the funeral procession and showered the hearse with flowers. For lakhs whose devotion to her bordered on the religious, self-harming shows of loyalty was not uncommon. "As per Indian Express, a senior government secretary revealed this", "She was not an Iyengar for us", he said. Read More

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Obama Orders Review of Election Hacking

Throughout the month of October, WikiLeaks released almost daily batches of thousands emails hacked from the account of the chair of the Hillary Clinton campaign, John Podesta , drawing considerable media attention. The review, led by intelligence agencies, will be a "deep dive" into a possible pattern of increased "malicious cyber activity" timed to the campaign season, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. Read More

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Obama orders 'full review' of 2016 election cyberattacks

President Barack Obama has ordered a review of all cyberattacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle, the White House said Friday, amid allegations of Russian interference. Unfortunately the Obama administration, dedicated to delusions of "resetting" relations with Russian Federation, ignored pleas by numerous Intelligence Committee members to take more forceful action against the Kremlin's aggression. Read More

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Church briefs: December 8, 2016

Church briefs: December 8, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 24 . A Christmas bake sale and breakfast will be on Sunday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church , 200 44th St. S., at 8 a.m. The Jones Funeral Home will have a memorial service to remember loved ones at 6 p.m. The New Jerusalem Church, 1605 E. North St., Bradley, will have its 10th annual Food, Fun and Fellowship Banquet at 5 p.m. December 17. Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m.at First United Methodist Church, 610 2nd Ave. Read More

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Lake effect snow piling up in parts of upstate New York

Lake effect snow piling up in parts of upstate New York

There also is the possibility thunder on Friday as an area of low pressure with very cold air aloft moves over the warmer waters of Lake Erie, according to the National Weather Service Office. Blowing snow today through Friday will reduce visibility for Midwestern Ontario drivers, and create risky conditions. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued lake effect snow warnings for parts of western and central NY where up to 3 feet of snow could fall by the weekend. Read More

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Mercedes have to consider Fernando Alonso as Nico Rosberg replacement: Toto Wolff

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff fuelled talk about the possibility of an Alonso move when he made it clear the two-time Formula 1 champion was being "considered" as a replacement for Nico Rosberg. The alternative for Mercedes could be to try and tempt one of the big-name drivers, such as Fernando Alonso or Sebastian Vettel, out of their current contracts. Read More

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After Haunting Eyewitness Testimony, Dylann Roof's Mother Suffers Heart Attack in Courtroom

After Haunting Eyewitness Testimony, Dylann Roof's Mother Suffers Heart Attack in Courtroom

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel denied the mistrial request and said he interpreted Sanders' testimony as "a religious comment". Dylann Roof's murder trial just began, and it might already be over. The photos will be shown a day after jurors heard from Felicia Sanders , one of the survivors of the attack investigators say was planned and carried out by 22-year-old Dylann Roof . Read More

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CM O Panneerselvam, other ministers meet Sasikala

Jayalalithaa was one of the most sought after actresses of her generation. With Jayalalithaa gone, Sasikala has returned with increased clout among the party workers. Earlier DMK Patriarch Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi who is admitted in Kaveri Hospital has sent a statement condoling Jayalalitha's death. Some posters have accused her of slow-poisoning her friend. Read More

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Sprint to partner with Pokemon Go developer

Sprint to partner with Pokemon Go developer

Dataminers have previously found references to a new generation of monsters hidden in the game's files , so we could see Pokemon Gold and Silver's menagerie of 100 beasts make its way to the mobile game. Once this update is applied, you'll also see Pokemon type icons appear next to gyms. Players are hoping for the legendary Pokemon to be release as well. Read More

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Hour of Code Aims to Spark STEM Interest

Hour of Code Aims to Spark STEM Interest

More than 30 million young people worldwide used the Code.org tutorials to learn computer science basics previous year, and it is expected that this number will increase again in 2016. Aimed at students and educators, this tutorial was specially designed for the Hour of Code . Many other Highline schools are hosting Hour of Code Events, including Highline High School, Tyee Campus, Cascade Middle School, Pacific Middle School, Sylvester Middle School, and Big Picture. Read More

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Greek court agrees to extradite members of Turkish military

Greek court agrees to extradite members of Turkish military

Turkey wanted all eight men to be extradited on charges they participated in the coup attempt and for their alleged role in an assassination attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg last month said an unspecified number of Turkish officers serving in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation command positions had requested asylum in those alliance member states following the botched coup on July 15. Read More

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UK MPs to vote on May's Brexit timetable

UK MPs to vote on May's Brexit timetable

And his parliamentary colleagues David Lammy, Ben Bradshaw and Neil Coyle are clear that they will not vote for the amendment because it explicitly calls for article 50 to be triggered by the end of March. It will, however, tie the Government to promises that it will provide more detail about the plans for leaving Europe. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? "I've never voted against my government". Read More

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Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill heads to governor's desk

Kasich, who is against abortion rights, has questioned the constitutionality of the "Heartbeat Bill" in the past, but his office declined to comment Tuesday on what he might do. Ohio Right to Life has taken a "neutral" stance on the bill. It backs the 20-week abortion ban instead. As Politico reported , He has required women seeking abortion to first submit to an ultrasound. Read More

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Christopher Suprun, Republican elector, won't cast vote for Donald Trump

Bush and cited many reasons for why he won't support Trump, including his lack of foreign policy experience, some of his choices for administration jobs and his business dealings being a conflict of interest with his White House role. He said that recounting votes usually only appeases a losing candidate in elections with specific results. Abolishing the Electoral College would require the consent of the legislatures of the very states that benefit from this imbalance in power. Read More

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Erdogan backtracks on call to 'end rule of Assad' after Kremlin protest

Erdogan backtracks on call to 'end rule of Assad' after Kremlin protest

However, many observers have said that Ankara aims to suppress Kurdish forces in Syria and prevent them from connecting three de facto autonomous Kurdish areas into one enclave south of the Turkish border. He also repeated his country's stance that President Bashar Assad should no longer lead the country. The latest comments come in contrast to remarks Erdogan made on Tuesday, when he said Turkey's operation in Syria, launched in late August, aimed "to end the rule of the tyrant [Syrian ... Read More

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Jayalalithaa death: PM Narendra Modi to visit Chennai to pay tributes

Jayalalithaa death: PM Narendra Modi to visit Chennai to pay tributes

Many people wept and beat their breasts overcome by grief. "May her soul rest in peace", Mr Modi said. No state transport corporation buses were seen plying on the roads here. Panneerselvam had stepped into her shoes twice earlier when she was convicted in corruption cases. But despite their best efforts, she passed away. To her critics, she was a powerful and corrupt politician who abused her privilege. Read More

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Panneerselvam elected AIADMK legislature party leader

He said he would always cherish the innumerable occasions when "I had the opportunity to interact with Jayalalithaaji". Her supporters are devastated and remember her victory speech after assembly elections in Tamil Nadu in May 2016, when the ADMK leader had remarked, "Even when 10 parties allied themselves against me, I did not have a coalition and I placed my faith in God and built an alliance with the people". Read More

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Security raised at LA rail line after 'imminent threat'

Beck said the public may notice additional resources and safety measures on rapid transit on Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution" because law enforcement officials did not have time to vet the threat in the way they would have liked. He said undercover deputies would be deployed throughout the network along with uniformed officers. "Everybody should go about their normal day tomorrow", Mr Garcetti said. Read More

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World AIDS Day observed in Montana

Graig Cote was diagnosed with HIV 30 years ago. People in the United States and around the world still develop AIDS and die from its complications. "Every two minutes, another adolescent - most likely a girl - will be infected with HIV ". The AIDS Institute cautioned the incoming Administration against undermining healthcare for millions of Americans as they consider changes to the ACA. Read More

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Bengal targeted as Mamata slammed demonetisation: Kejriwal

The governor's statement has come after Mamata Banerjee claimed that the army has deployed soldiers at tolls booths across West Bengal without her government's notice. "It is very unfortunate", she added. The Trinamool leader clarified that while the state government has the highest respect for Indian army, it strongly denounces the central government's ploy of using the army in a wrong way. Read More

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