• Corbyn: Labour MPs will be told to vote to begin Brexit
Corbyn: Labour MPs will be told to vote to begin Brexit

Theresa May rejected a call from the Labour party for an investigation on a low-level Israeli embassy official who spoke of "taking down" British MPs, maintaining that an Israeli apology has closed the matter. However, the government is nearly certain to have a majority for passing the legislation. "It wouldn't necessarily damage the European Uni...

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  • Lowe's job cuts hit Surry stores
Lowe's job cuts hit Surry stores

The Lowe's news follows announcements by several big-name retail chains to close stores in the face of growing competition from e-commerce companies and changing consumer habits. Lowe's says it has also cut 37 employees who worked in "leadership positions" in its customer support and distribution centers. Croom will report to Robert A.

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  • Perry to say he 'regrets' calling to close Energy Department
Perry to say he 'regrets' calling to close Energy Department

Trump's transition team heightened fears in late 2015 when they sent the Energy Department a questionnaire looking to identify any employees who had worked on climate change research during the Obama administration. Perry said he came around to supporting its mission "after being briefed on so numerous vital functions of the Department of Energy"...

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  • Neighbor recounts deadly pit bull attack on children walking to school
Neighbor recounts deadly pit bull attack on children walking to school

A young boy was killed and a young girl was critically wounded Tuesday morning when they were mauled by dogs in their southwest Atlanta neighborhood. An animal control crew managed to capture the pit bulls, which were euthanized later that day. Another witness, Shamonta Clayton, said he had also seen the aftermath of the attack, and attempted t...

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  • Truck bomb kills at least 60, including army troops, in northern Mali
Truck bomb kills at least 60, including army troops, in northern Mali

Local residents told the Reuters news agency that the attack happened as an assembly was taking place. The incident occurred when a vehicle packed with explosives detonated at a camp housing soldiers and members of rival armed groups in the city of Gao.

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  • Russian, Turkish Forces Conduct Coordinated Air Strikes in Syria
Russian, Turkish Forces Conduct Coordinated Air Strikes in Syria

Turkey and Russian Federation are conducting joint airstrikes against the Islamic State in northern Syria, a move that President-elect Donald Trump has indicated he may pursue. He said Syrian authorities had agreed to the operation that he hailed as "highly effective". The aircraft involved in the strikes on the Russian side included three four-a...

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  • Ukraine Leader Confident Of Support From Trump Against Russian Aggression
Ukraine Leader Confident Of Support From Trump Against Russian Aggression

Biden warned that Russian Federation would interfere in European elections this year, in an effort "to collapse the liberal global order" and argued that Russia's vision of the future was a dark one. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko hopes to meet US President-elect Donald Trump in February and believes the incoming administration will continu...

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  • Medical Examiner: Loncar's Death Due To Cocaine
Medical Examiner: Loncar's Death Due To Cocaine

Two days before he died, Brian Loncar buried his daughter, Grace. This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives. Brian Loncar, 56, was known from his TV commercials as the Texas Strong Arm and was found dead in his auto outside his office in early December.

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  • Abortion Rates in the U.S. Lowest Since 1974
Abortion Rates in the U.S. Lowest Since 1974

Wade decision in 1973. The report counted a total of 926,200 abortions during 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court past year struck down the state's most stringent abortion restrictions proposed by House Bill 2, which then-Gov. In fact, the abortion rate has fallen by more than 50 percent since it peaked in 1980. March for Life president Jeanne Ma...

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  • Student Shoots 4, Kills Self in Mexican School
Student Shoots 4, Kills Self in Mexican School

Nuevo Leon state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez said the shooter died at a hospital and that the other three victims with head wounds were "fighting between life and death". Mexico had once had a program that checked book bags at school entrances, but in many places it has fallen into disuse. "The children have access to the internet", Fasci said.

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  • DC-area forecast: Mild and breezy today, rain likely on Inauguration Day
DC-area forecast: Mild and breezy today, rain likely on Inauguration Day

New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 miles per hour after midnight. East wind around 5 miles per hour becoming light and variable after midnight. Monday | Occasional showers possible. The chance for rain is ...

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  • Super Mario Run is coming to Android in March, Nintendo announces
Super Mario Run is coming to Android in March, Nintendo announces

Now, Android users can complain about the always-online requirement as well. Super Mario Run will be landing on Android in March. There's no precise release date at hand, but March of 2017 is more than enough to keep the excitement flowing for everyone out there.

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  • China urges United States to bar Taiwan delegation from Trump inauguration
China urges United States to bar Taiwan delegation from Trump inauguration

Reports state that China will send its ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, for Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington . Accompanied by lawmakers and local government officials, Yu Shyi-kun left the country Monday on behalf of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the opposition Kuoamintang.

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  • Malaysian PM Najib Razak urges Muslim world to help oppressed Rohingyas
Malaysian PM Najib Razak urges Muslim world to help oppressed Rohingyas

The Meeting also urged the Government of Myanmar to abide by its obligations under worldwide law, global humanitarian law and human rights covenants, and take all necessary measures to stop the violence and discrimination against the Rohingya Muslim Minority and continued attempts to deny their culture and identity.

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  • British climate scientists raise concerns over Trump presidency
British climate scientists raise concerns over Trump presidency

President-elect Donald Trump has publicly criticised both the agreement and climate change science, and with him due to take office next week a cloud hangs over the U.S. It could also stop paying 40 percent of the cash needed to support the scientist-led Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as it has done so far, she said.

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Says He Will Play Hamilton Once More
Lin-Manuel Miranda Says He Will Play Hamilton Once More

Rivera was convicted in the '80s for his involvement in F.A.L.N., the Spanish acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation. The group often fought for Puerto Rican independence through violence and was connected to more than 100 bombings in NY and other cities in the 1970s and 80s.

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  • Former Egyptian worldwide Mohamed Aboutrika labelled as terrorist
Former Egyptian worldwide Mohamed Aboutrika labelled as terrorist

A court official said Tuesday that Aboutrika was one of more than 1,500 people, including Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members behind bars, who were added to the watch list last week. Under an anti-terror law imposed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sis in 2015, anyone on the terror watchlist is subject to a travel ban, with their passport and as...

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  • Moscow Ready for Talks With Trump Administration
Moscow Ready for Talks With Trump Administration

The Saudi Arabian-backed High Negotiation Committee (HNC), which has been considered the main opposition umbrella group, took part in those talks, but is not directly involved in the Astana talks. "The armed groups have accepted the invitation of these three countries and are going to Astana". Iran and Russian Federation have been key backers of ...

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  • Putin mocks claims that Trump was spied on
Putin mocks claims that Trump was spied on

Trump has repeatedly praised Putin as a "strong leader ", and said in the presser on Wednesday that "if Putin likes Donald Trump , I consider that an asset, not a liability". "I think that it would be a mistake for him to hop in and start negotiating because I think he'll be outmanoeuvred", said Dr Jacob Parakilas, deputy head of the US P...

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  • Holocaust Denying Far-Right Party No Threat to German Democracy: Court
Holocaust Denying Far-Right Party No Threat to German Democracy: Court

Andreas Vosskuhle, chief justice of the Federal Constitutional Court, said that although the party's goals run counter to the German constitution, "there are now no concrete indications. The Federal Constitutional Court has the authority to make this determination. It does, however, have 338 local council seats, a lot of them in formerly communist ...

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