• Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump's fitness
Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump's fitness

White House officials and Trump's high-profile supporters have launched an effort to raise doubts about Wolff's credibility. Trump, asked about a New York Times report that his aides had pressured Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, said: "Everything I've done has been 100 percent prop...

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  • Sydney set to swelter as temps hit 45C
Sydney set to swelter as temps hit 45C

Weatherzone meteorologist Drew Casper-Richardson said the recorded highs were still "significant". Wildfires are common during southern Australia's arid, hot summers. He said it would feel a few degrees warmer due to high humidity. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is again on high alert and fire bans remain in place for Greater Sydney and the...

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  • North Dakota State avenges loss to James Madison to win FCS championship
North Dakota State avenges loss to James Madison to win FCS championship

Just happy to get back here". The Dukes marched the ball all the way to the Bison's 25-yard line with 1:10 left on the clock, but Bryan Schor's fourth-down pass attempt was batted down in the end zone, essentially giving North Dakota State the win and the national title.

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  • White House requests $13bn to build Trump's border wall
White House requests $13bn to build Trump's border wall

The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the plan, which would include 316 miles of new fencing and 407 miles of reinforcing existing fence over the next decade. On Twitter, the senator called the White House's $18 billion request " outrageous ", but said the bipartisan negotiations would continue regardless. The demands include $18 billio...

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  • Virginia decides tied election by drawing name from bowl
Virginia decides tied election by drawing name from bowl

While Yancey appeared to be the victor after Election Day, Simonds believed she had won the race by one vote the day ballots were recounted. The drawing, which was conducted with two film canisters and an ornate ceramic bowl, brings the back-and-forth race to an end, pending legal challenge.

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  • Alexandra Petri: What is a Steve Bannon, anyway?
Alexandra Petri: What is a Steve Bannon, anyway?

But why does Bush call Bannon a "honey badger"? "My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements". Even after his controversial departure from the White House over the summer, Bannon had been in support of Tru...

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  • NASA astronaut John Young dies at 87
NASA astronaut John Young dies at 87

Young was only one of three astronauts to fly to the moon twice, having set foot on the moon during the Apollo 16 mission on April 27, 1972. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Saturday said, "We're saddened by the loss of astronaut John Young".

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  • Svitolina stops Sasnovich, wins first title in Brisbane
Svitolina stops Sasnovich, wins first title in Brisbane

Sasnovich recovered somewhat from a shaky start, fighting back from 0-3 and three break points down to eventually hold serve for 1-3 and again for 2-4. 2 seed and defending champion Karolina Pliskova on Friday evening, Svitolina said she had to disguise her fatigue in the final. "Thanks to the Belarusian people for supporting me.my grandmother,...

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  • Still no winners in Powerball as jackpot increases to $550 million
Still no winners in Powerball as jackpot increases to $550 million

The Powerball jackpot climbed to $550 million, one of the largest grand prizes in US lottery history, after there were no winners in Wednesday's night game. No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25. The jackpot has a cash value of more than $347 million, the...

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  • Iran protests: 450 reportedly arrested in Tehran amid deadly anti-government demonstrations
Iran protests: 450 reportedly arrested in Tehran amid deadly anti-government demonstrations

In recent months, some provincial cities have also witnessed protests over lost savings and deposits in illicit credit institutions. "Clearly there is a very, very strong frustration among the population over the worsening economic situation", said Trita Parsi of National Iranian American Council.

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  • Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul bombing
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul bombing

Witnesses told RFE/RL that the blast could be heard throughout the capital. He said at least 16 policemen and 2 civilians were also wounded after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the police personnel and civilians. Despite increased security measures, Kabul has become one of the deadliest places for civilians in war-torn Afghanista...

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  • Lottery Jackpots rise to near record highs
Lottery Jackpots rise to near record highs

It's been more than two months since someone won the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots , pushing the prizes to near record levels. The numbers keep going up and Vic Singh says the lines get longer and the parking lot gets more slammed when hundreds of millions are at stake.

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  • Senators Refer Dossier Author to DOJ in Criminal Referral
Senators Refer Dossier Author to DOJ in Criminal Referral

Grassley's and Graham's letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray was attached to a classified memorandum that the senators said addressed apparent communications between Steele and "multiple U.S.

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  • FBI Opens New Investigation Into Clinton Foundation
FBI Opens New Investigation Into Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation is again under investigation by the FBI, but a spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton has called it a "sham". Just this week Mr Trump tweeted to say Huma Abedin, a close aide to Mrs Clinton, should be jailed over her handling of certain emails.

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  • North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over unlawful oil switch
North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over unlawful oil switch

Last month, Beijing claimed that in November it exported no oil products to North Korea. A Taiwan fishing company is under investigation for allegedly selling oil to North Korea in breach of sanctions by United Nations Security Council, reports said Thursday.

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  • More than 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close
More than 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close

Business Insider reported the company's sales are down 45 percent since early 2013. Kmart will continue to operate in Ceres, Oakdale and Stockton, among other locations around the nation. The only local store impacted is the Midway Park Kmart in Jacksonville. Sears Holding , the parent company of both retailers, made the announcement Thursday...

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  • Lalu Yadav's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred again
Lalu Yadav's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred again

Lalu's lawyer on Friday pleaded for leniency to the former chief minister of Bihar , arguing that the RJD chief was not in good health after his valve replacement at a prominent hospital in Mumbai. Meanwhile, the CBI court issued notices to senior RJD leader and party vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assemb...

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  • Roy Moore accuser's house fire under investigation for arson
Roy Moore accuser's house fire under investigation for arson

AL.com reports that Johnson's neighbors noticed a suspicious man walking around the house on Tuesday before it caught on fire. An Alabama woman who accused failed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault came home from work earlier this week to find out that her house had burned down - and the blaze is now being investigated as poss...

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  • Roy Moore Accuser Sues Him for Defamation
Roy Moore Accuser Sues Him for Defamation

She says Moore has made "false denials with reckless disregard of the truth" during an interview on nationally-syndicated radio program The Sean Hannity Show. But the accusations by Corfman and other women, along with Moore's extremist record, help derail his Senate ambitions. The suit also asks for "further relief as permitted by law and as the co...

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  • Wind Chills to 30 below — Metro Detroit Weather
Wind Chills to 30 below — Metro Detroit Weather

In fact, this will be the coldest number we see during this Arctic Chill with clear skies and light winds to start the day. Ice coverage on Lake Erie is increasing. ".Limit time outside. Dress in layers and cover exposed skin". Wednesday, Clarksburg set a new daily low temperature record of -9º Fahrenheit, breaking the old record of zero, set in 19...

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