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Man ordered to build replica of San Francisco home after illegally demolishing building

Fox News2018-12-17 07:22:38.7325806

Man ordered to build replica of San Francisco home after illegally demolishing building Author: Fox News
He was also ordered to add a plaque. ...Read full article

Child's death highlights communication barriers on border

Associated Press2018-12-17 07:14:20

Child's death highlights communication barriers on border Author: JULIE WATSON
Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Borde… ...Read full article

On Iraq's border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye U.S. forces

Reuters2018-12-17 07:10:45

On Iraq's border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye U.S. forces Author: John Davison
From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead. ...Read full article

Justin Trudeau: Canada looking for way out of Saudi arms deal

Al Jazeera English2018-12-17 07:09:00

Justin Trudeau: Canada looking for way out of Saudi arms deal Author: Al Jazeera
Canadian PM's comments harden in tone after maintaining there would be huge financial penalty if contract is scrapped. ...Read full article

Asian shares perk up ahead of key policy events in China, U.S.

Reuters2018-12-17 07:08:02

Asian shares perk up ahead of key policy events in China, U.S. Author: Hideyuki Sano
Asian share markets ticked up on Monday as investors cautiously looked to whether key policy events in the United States and China could allay concerns about slowing global economic growth. ...Read full article

Record 169 UK patients a week get diabetes-related amputations

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 07:00:02

Record 169 UK patients a week get diabetes-related amputations Author: Josh Halliday
Charity says people with diabetes should regularly check for foot problems ...Read full article

Locked up: Inside Manila City Jail

Al Jazeera English2018-12-17 06:39:00

Locked up: Inside Manila City Jail Author: Karishma Vyas
Al Jazeera investigates what life is like inside one of the world's most congested jails. ...Read full article

Miller doubles down on Trump's shutdown threat - CNN Video

CNN2018-12-17 06:38:28.4128268

Miller doubles down on Trump's shutdown threat - CNN Video Author:
In an interview with CBS, White House adviser Stephen Miller repeated President Trump's threat to shut down the federal government if Congress cannot come to an agreement on border wall funding. ...Read full article

Trump the focus of at least 6 investigations - CNN Video

CNN2018-12-17 06:38:13.1941201

Trump the focus of at least 6 investigations - CNN Video Author:
At least six entities linked to President Donald Trump are the focus of investigations, with the possibility of others that have not been made public. CNN's Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul take a closer look. ...Read full article

What 2018 looked like for the Mueller investigation

CNN2018-12-17 06:38:08.1785028

What 2018 looked like for the Mueller investigation Author:
Special counsel Robert Mueller had a busy year. His investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election ramped up on multiple fronts, with subpoenas, indictments and guilty pleas. Here’s a look back at the key developments from 2018. ...Read full article

Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

Associated Press2018-12-17 06:29:28

Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23 Author: GREG BEACHAM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles already knew Nick Foles could do it. After all, it was only last December when the veteran quarterback replaced an injured Carson Wentz and upset the Los Angeles Rams at the Coliseum. Less than two months after that … ...Read full article

Trump's Washington faces one last week of uproar in 2018

CNN2018-12-17 06:26:21

Trump's Washington faces one last week of uproar in 2018 Author: Stephen Collinson, CNN
A frenzied year in Washington is going out with a roar as the political forces that combined to make the first half of President Donald Trump's mandate so turbulent come to a head in a hugely consequential run-up to the holidays. ...Read full article

Monday briefing: Workers' rights reform fails zero-hours test

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 06:20:41

Monday briefing: Workers' rights reform fails zero-hours test Author:
Minister to hail workplace reforms but unions say they don’t go far enough ... Theresa May to plead with MPs to save deal … Geraint Evans takes the Spoty ...Read full article

China trade steps seen as good start but leave core U.S. demands untouched

Reuters2018-12-17 06:18:58

China trade steps seen as good start but leave core U.S. demands untouched Author: David Lawder
The United States has welcomed Chinese concessions since the two declared a trade war truce in early December, but trade experts and people familiar with negotiations say Beijing needs to do far more to meet U.S. demands for long-term change in how China does… ...Read full article

Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani men

Associated Press2018-12-17 06:14:46

Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani men Author: KATHY GANNON
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The last time Chaudhry Javed Atta saw his wife was over a year ago — the Pakistani trader in dried and fresh produce was leaving their home in northwestern China's heavily Muslim Xinjiang region to go back to his country to renew his visa. He… ...Read full article

Milestone conviction for deadly Sikh riots

BBC News2018-12-17 06:02:53

Milestone conviction for deadly Sikh riots Author: BBC News
India's Congress party politician Sajjan Kumar's conviction is the most important in the 1984 riots. ...Read full article

Housing market: average UK asking price dips £10,000

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 06:01:01

Housing market: average UK asking price dips £10,000 Author: Angela Monaghan
Larger than usual festive slowdown alarms market with London, east and south-east England worst hit ...Read full article

Chronic fatigue syndrome 'could be triggered by overactive immune system'

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 06:01:00

Chronic fatigue syndrome 'could be triggered by overactive immune system' Author: Nicola Davis
Research suggests body’s response to infection may be responsible for onset of CFS ...Read full article

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

Associated Press2018-12-17 06:00:42

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom Author: MIKE STOBBE
NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in … ...Read full article

Malayan tiger in crisis as poaching threatens to wipe out big cat

Al Jazeera English2018-12-17 06:00:00

Malayan tiger in crisis as poaching threatens to wipe out big cat Author: Kate Mayberry
Population of critically endangered animal edges to extinction, as government promises soldiers in jungles by next year. ...Read full article

Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal

Associated Press2018-12-17 05:59:11

Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal Author: YURI KAGEYAMA
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. Monday's meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker's two-decade alliance … ...Read full article

Russian off the shelves: Vladimir Putin calendar sells out in Japan

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 05:47:34

Russian off the shelves: Vladimir Putin calendar sells out in Japan Author: Justin McCurry
Chain with exclusive rights to Russian president’s 2019 offering says it is more popular than those featuring homegrown celebrities ...Read full article

'Orange Is the New Black' star Yael Stone accuses Geoffrey Rush of sexual harassment

USA Today2018-12-17 05:42:36+00:00

'Orange Is the New Black' star Yael Stone accuses Geoffrey Rush of sexual harassment Author:
"Orange Is the New Black" star Yael Stone alleges Geoffrey Rush sexually harassed her in 2010-11. Rush denies any inappropriate behavior. ...Read full article

Exclusive: Nissan probe into Ghosn trains lens on 'CEO Reserve' fund, Dutch unit

Reuters2018-12-17 05:38:06

Exclusive: Nissan probe into Ghosn trains lens on 'CEO Reserve' fund, Dutch unit Author: Norihiko Shirouzu
Nissan Motor Co Ltd investigators are examining former Chairman Carlos Ghosn's use of an internal 'CEO Reserve' fund and the role of subsidiaries in the Netherlands and other countries as part of a probe into alleged financial misconduct, two people with know… ...Read full article

Son has '50-50 chance' of survival after spleen ruptures in beating by father: police

Fox News2018-12-17 05:37:47.8447014

Son has '50-50 chance' of survival after spleen ruptures in beating by father: police Author: Fox News
Louisville police say a boy’s chance of survival is “50-50” after his father beat him and ruptured his spleen last Friday, according to reports. ...Read full article

Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown

Reuters2018-12-17 05:33:32

Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown Author: Patpicha Tanakasempipat
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant. ...Read full article

A federal judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. So now what happens?

USA Today2018-12-17 05:32:30+00:00

A federal judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. So now what happens? Author:
The Affordable Care Act will remain unchanged during the appeals process. But whatever the courts decide, the future of health care is up to Congress. ...Read full article

'Sugar baby' claim ousts Australia minister

BBC News2018-12-17 05:28:05

'Sugar baby' claim ousts Australia minister Author: BBC News
Andrew Broad quits the government's frontbench after a woman made allegations to a magazine. ...Read full article

Pelosi flashes survival skills - and she'll need them in '19

Associated Press2018-12-17 05:21:34

Pelosi flashes survival skills - and she'll need them in '19 Author: ALAN FRAM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Nancy Pelosi is formidable but not immortal. The California Democrat seems to have sewn up the race to become House speaker next month, but she also has accepted a maximum four-year expiration date on her tenure. She previously had resi… ...Read full article

Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

Associated Press2018-12-17 05:16:35

Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump Author: JONATHAN LEMIRE
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presi… ...Read full article

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Associated Press2018-12-17 05:13:52

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand Author: HOPE YEN
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties. Without a resolution, parts … ...Read full article

32 things we learned from Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season

USA Today2018-12-17 05:08:41+00:00

32 things we learned from Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season Author:
Just two teams joined the playoff picture this week, but the postseason outlook still underwent a potentially big reshaping. ...Read full article

Aaron Rodgers keeps missing the mark, making life difficult for Packers

USA Today2018-12-17 05:06:34+00:00

Aaron Rodgers keeps missing the mark, making life difficult for Packers Author:
Every week, Aaron Rodgers seems to miss open receivers or make inaccurate throws that were almost always completions in the past. ...Read full article

Annual survey: Teen vaping soars as opioid use, drinking decline

USA Today2018-12-17 05:05:24+00:00

Annual survey: Teen vaping soars as opioid use, drinking decline Author:
Vaping nicotine nearly doubled among high school seniors, but use of other drugs and alcohol reached near historic lows. ...Read full article

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Associated Press2018-12-17 05:02:24

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year Author: LEANNE ITALIE
NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Ox… ...Read full article

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Reuters2018-12-17 04:52:57

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family Author: Sofia Menchu
The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by U.S. border agents this month was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said on Saturday. ...Read full article

Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff

Fox News2018-12-17 04:52:47.74219

Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff Author: Fox News
David Bossie, co-author of 'Trump's Enemies,' joins The Next Revolution panel to discuss the new chief of staff. ...Read full article

Dems, White House refuse to budge over border wall as Friday shutdown looms

Fox News2018-12-17 04:52:45.617204

Dems, White House refuse to budge over border wall as Friday shutdown looms Author: Fox News
The Trump administration Sunday reaffirmed the president's insistence that he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, with senior adviser Stephen Miller cal… ...Read full article

Gay Singapore man can adopt surrogate child

BBC News2018-12-17 04:41:18

Gay Singapore man can adopt surrogate child Author: BBC News
The landmark ruling clears the way for the man to become the legal parent of his biological child. ...Read full article

Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney

Reuters2018-12-17 04:05:56

Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney Author: Stephen Nellis
The lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are "gearing up and heading toward … ...Read full article

Biggest moments you missed at Miss Universe 2018: Who won, near falls and forgotten words

USA Today2018-12-17 03:53:20+00:00

Biggest moments you missed at Miss Universe 2018: Who won, near falls and forgotten words Author:
Miss Universe 2018 brought women from across 94 nations together for the biggest pageant in the world. We have complied the moments you missed. ...Read full article

SE Cupp: The walls are closing in on Trump - CNN Video

CNN2018-12-17 03:52:44.8456128

SE Cupp: The walls are closing in on Trump  - CNN Video Author:
CNN's SE Cupp breaks down the multiple investigations President Trump is facing in addition to the Mueller probe. ...Read full article

Raped Delhi three-year-old critical

BBC News2018-12-17 03:47:12

Raped Delhi three-year-old critical Author: BBC News
The incident occurred on the sixth anniversary of the gang rape of a student on a bus in India. ...Read full article

Nissan board aims to boost governance post-Ghosn at Monday's meeting: sources

Reuters2018-12-17 03:47:10

Nissan board aims to boost governance post-Ghosn at Monday's meeting: sources Author: Reuters Editorial
Nissan Motor's <7201.T> board is expected to meet on Monday, its first since firing chairman Carlos Ghosn last month, to decide on ways to improve governance at the automaker amid rising tensions with alliance partner Renault . ...Read full article

Opportunity Zone knocks: Kushner-linked firm buys hot real estate under program for poor

USA Today2018-12-17 03:46:32+00:00

Opportunity Zone knocks: Kushner-linked firm buys hot real estate under program for poor Author:
A real estate investment firm co-founded by Jared Kushner, is betting big on the Trump administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks. ...Read full article

Comey blasts Trump over tweet about FBI raid of Michael Cohen's office

CNN2018-12-17 03:39:36

Comey blasts Trump over tweet about FBI raid of Michael Cohen's office Author: Kate Sullivan, CNN
Former FBI Director James Comey slammed President Donald Trump for a tweet Sunday accusing the FBI of breaking into the office of his former attorney, Michael Cohen, earlier this year and called on Republicans to speak out in defense of the agency. ...Read full article

France’s Far Right Sees Gold in Yellow-Vest Movement

The New York Times2018-12-17 03:26:54.415

France’s Far Right Sees Gold in Yellow-Vest Movement Author:
National Front leaders are trying to turn protests that have left much of France in upheaval to their purposes. But it may be a double-edge sword. ...Read full article

Swamp Watch: Retiring members of Congress

Fox News2018-12-17 03:07:47.9852224

Swamp Watch: Retiring members of Congress Author: Fox News
Outgoing members of the House and Senate are on the hunt for their next job. ...Read full article

Silicon Valley may have done 'bare minimum' to help Russia investigation, Senate Intel Committee told

CNN2018-12-17 02:56:59

Silicon Valley may have done 'bare minimum' to help Russia investigation, Senate Intel Committee told Author: Donie O'Sullivan and Kate Sullivan, CNN
The Senate Intelligence Committee has been advised that social media companies might have provided the "bare minimum" amount of data to aid the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to a person familiar with … ...Read full article

Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the rest

Fox News2018-12-17 02:37:39.3642278

Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the rest Author: Fox News
Trump haters say that the president pulling out of the Paris climate deal is definitive proof that he’s destroying the world. ...Read full article

Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution.

The New York Times2018-12-17 02:24:48.773

Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution. Author:
The administration has sometimes made misleading statements to garner support for its plan on what it has accurately identified as a problem for many Americans. ...Read full article

Mexico launches Tren Maya rail project

BBC News2018-12-17 02:22:13

Mexico launches Tren Maya rail project Author: BBC News
The ambitious project will link Mayan archaeological sites to cities and beach resorts. ...Read full article

Ryan Zinke’s Legal Troubles Are Far From Over

The New York Times2018-12-17 02:14:05.469

Ryan Zinke’s Legal Troubles Are Far From Over Author:
Investigations into the departing interior secretary’s actions will probably not end with his resignation, and may cloud his political future. ...Read full article

Twist in Green Beret’s Extraordinary Story: Trump’s Intervention After Murder Charges

The New York Times2018-12-17 02:14:05.443

Twist in Green Beret’s Extraordinary Story: Trump’s Intervention After Murder Charges Author:
The Army major has admitted shooting a man believed to be a bomb maker in 2010, in a case that has become a cause among some conservatives. ...Read full article

Could overactive immune system trigger ME?

BBC News2018-12-17 02:12:41

Could overactive immune system trigger ME? Author: BBC News
Researchers say the study is a "light in the fog" in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome. ...Read full article

Saudi Arabia rejects Senate position on Khashoggi killing

The Hill2018-12-17 02:07:47

Saudi Arabia rejects Senate position on Khashoggi killing Author: Justin Wise
Saudi Arabia is rejecting the Senate's position that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the death of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Kashoggi. ...Read full article

Text, Californians, text: State commission won't pursue tax on text messaging

USA Today2018-12-17 02:04:06+00:00

Text, Californians, text: State commission won't pursue tax on text messaging Author:
Rejoice, Californians. Your texts won't be taxed. ...Read full article

Five things to know about the Trump inauguration investigation

The Hill2018-12-17 01:56:50

Five things to know about the Trump inauguration investigation Author: Olivia Beavers
Federal prosecutors in New York are reportedly probing whether President Trump’s inaugural committee misspent donated funds from the record $107 million it received for the 2017 event. ...Read full article

Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began

Al Jazeera English2018-12-17 01:53:00

Sudan's Bashir first Arab leader to visit Syria since war began Author: Al Jazeera
Omar al-Bashir expresses hopes Syria will soon recover important regional role in talks with President Bashar al-Assad. ...Read full article

After Backlash, Democrats in New Jersey Rethink Redistricting Plans

The New York Times2018-12-17 01:47:33.861

After Backlash, Democrats in New Jersey Rethink Redistricting Plans Author:
Legislative leaders will not move forward with a proposal that would have essentially written gerrymandering into the State Constitution. ...Read full article

'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick' Episode 3: His Turn

Fox News2018-12-17 01:37:37.2138573

'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick' Episode 3: His Turn Author: Fox News
With the inquest behind him, Senator Kennedy tries to push past the controversy and run for president. ...Read full article

Iowa Poll: Trump has big fan base among Iowa Republicans, but they welcome challengers

USA Today2018-12-17 01:33:08+00:00

Iowa Poll: Trump has big fan base among Iowa Republicans, but they welcome challengers Author:
Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley are seen more favorably than other potential challengers to Trump. Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake rate poorly. ...Read full article

Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

Reuters2018-12-17 01:11:35

Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo Author: Makiko Yamazaki
Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train rides from Osaka to Tokyo. So when his company set out to encourage innovation, he joined with some colleagues and came up … ...Read full article

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

Associated Press2018-12-17 01:06:57

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action Author: FRANK JORDANS
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their … ...Read full article

Saudis condemn US Senate 'interference'

BBC News2018-12-17 01:05:09

Saudis condemn US Senate 'interference' Author: BBC News
It comes after strong US resolutions on the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ...Read full article

A Breath of Fresh Air at India’s Central Bank

Bloomberg2018-12-17 00:30:00+00:00

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'Dear Vladimir, we all love and respect you'

BBC News2018-12-17 00:24:00

'Dear Vladimir, we all love and respect you' Author: BBC News
From a possible US shutdown to the annual TV love-in with Putin, here's what to watch this week. ...Read full article

Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say teachers

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 00:01:54

Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say teachers Author: Matthew Taylor
Union says schools overwhelmed by funding cuts and increasing child poverty ...Read full article

Workers get new rights in overhaul but zero-hours contracts remain

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 00:01:53

Workers get new rights in overhaul but zero-hours contracts remain Author: Rajeev Syal, Heather Stewart
Measures include protections for agency workers and heavier fines for malicious employees ...Read full article

Guardian most trusted newspaper in Britain, says industry report

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-17 00:01:53

Guardian most trusted newspaper in Britain, says industry report Author: Jim Waterson
News outlet reaches more than 23m UK adults every month, helped by free website ...Read full article

Acclaimed Photographer Arrested in Far West China, Wife Says

The New York Times2018-12-16 23:44:12.61

Acclaimed Photographer Arrested in Far West China, Wife Says Author:
Lu Guang disappeared early last month while visiting the sensitive Xinjiang region where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in internment camps. Now the police have confirmed his arrest. ...Read full article

New EU poll 'would break faith with people'

BBC News2018-12-16 23:43:28

New EU poll 'would break faith with people' Author: BBC News
Theresa May will warn MPs against having a new referendum if Parliament is deadlocked over Brexit. ...Read full article

Megan Mullally reveals designers won't dress her for SAG Awards; Christian Siriano steps in

USA Today2018-12-16 23:35:01+00:00

Megan Mullally reveals designers won't dress her for SAG Awards; Christian Siriano steps in Author:
Megan Mullally may have been tapped to host the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the actress says her red carpet options are limited. ...Read full article

American tourists risk death to vacation in Mexico

Fox News2018-12-16 23:07:33.0958191

American tourists risk death to vacation in Mexico Author: Fox News
Already, 2018 promises to be one of the most violent years on record in the country. ...Read full article

Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Moscow occurred later than previously known

CNN2018-12-16 23:07:33

Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Moscow occurred later than previously known Author: Eli Watkins and Dana Bash, CNN
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested on Sunday that Trump had spoken with his former attorney Michael Cohen past January 2016 about a Trump Tower in Moscow. ...Read full article

China Seeks to Defuse Trade War

Bloomberg2018-12-16 22:49:00+00:00

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Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine app co-founder, dies in New York aged 34

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-16 22:40:32

Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine app co-founder, dies in New York aged 34 Author:
Police find technology entrepreneur unconscious on his bed in Manhattan apartment ...Read full article

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

Reuters2018-12-16 22:36:39

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee Author: David Ljunggren
Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details. ...Read full article

Trump finds himself isolated in shutdown fight

The Hill2018-12-16 22:32:59

Trump finds himself isolated in shutdown fight Author: Niv Elis
President Trump is finding himself increasingly isolated less than a week ahead of a potential government shutdown, as even members of his own party admit that he has backed himself into a corner with his demands for $5 billion in funding for a wa ...Read full article

Brexit: PM to urge parliament not to 'break faith with the people'

The Guardian (UK)2018-12-16 22:30:51

Brexit: PM to urge parliament not to 'break faith with the people' Author: Heather Stewart
Theresa May’s statement aims to stifle growing demands for second referendum ...Read full article

What sentence does Michael Flynn deserve?

Fox News2018-12-16 22:22:39.9220813

What sentence does Michael Flynn deserve? Author: Fox News
Former National Security Council Chief of Staff Fred Fleitz weighs in on the circumstances that may influence Michael Flynn’s sentencing. ...Read full article

Asian Stocks Mixed as Sell-off Eases; Yuan Steady: Markets Wrap

Bloomberg2018-12-16 21:56:00+00:00

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Elizabeth Warren, Speaking to Black Graduates, Warns ‘The Rules Are Rigged’

The New York Times2018-12-16 21:17:36.212

Elizabeth Warren, Speaking to Black Graduates, Warns ‘The Rules Are Rigged’ Author:
The government “has systematically discriminated against black people in this country,” the senator and likely presidential hopeful warned. ...Read full article

A Shutdown Looms. Can the G.O.P. Get Lawmakers to Show Up to Vote?

The New York Times2018-12-16 21:17:34.532

A Shutdown Looms. Can the G.O.P. Get Lawmakers to Show Up to Vote? Author:
Vanquished and retiring members have been skipping votes, and House Republican leaders are unsure whether they will ever return. ...Read full article

Top Democrat Schiff Adds Call for Probe of Trump, Deutsche Bank Links

Bloomberg2018-12-16 20:25:00+00:00

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BOJ Watchers See Economic Risks Pushing Back Rate-Hike Prospects

Bloomberg2018-12-16 20:00:00+00:00

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Raid on Deutsche Bank 'Has Not Helped' Revenue, Finance Chief Says

Bloomberg2018-12-16 20:00:00+00:00

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Bipartisan senators doubt ruling striking down ObamaCare

The Hill2018-12-16 19:55:58

Bipartisan senators doubt ruling striking down ObamaCare Author: Michael Burke
A federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional was met with skepticism on Sunday from a bipartisan group of senators, who expressed doubt that the ruling will be upheld. ...Read full article

What Hillary Clinton wrote in a letter to an 8-year-old who lost her bid for class president

CNN2018-12-16 19:54:38

What Hillary Clinton wrote in a letter to an 8-year-old who lost her bid for class president Author: Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to an 8-year-old girl who lost an election for class president, telling the young student that she knows "too well, it's not easy" to run for "a role that's only been sought by boys." ...Read full article

Donald Trump tweets NBC, 'SNL' should be tested by courts after Christmas parody sketch

Fox News2018-12-16 19:52:42.905949

Donald Trump tweets NBC, 'SNL' should be tested by courts after Christmas parody sketch Author: Fox News
Donald Trump called for courts to test NBC and “Saturday Night Live” in a fiery tweet on Sunday that followed the final airing of the sketch show until the New Year. ...Read full article

Jakelin Caal death sparks debate on blame

The Washington Times2018-12-16 19:03:31

Jakelin Caal death sparks debate on blame Author: Stephen Dinan
The death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl after a lengthy journey with her father through Mexico to the U.S., then into the hands of the U.S. Border Patrol, has ignited a furious debate over who's to blame. ...Read full article

Donald Trump announces Mick Mulvaney on Twitter as acting chief of staff

The Washington Times2018-12-16 18:41:06

Donald Trump announces Mick Mulvaney on Twitter as acting chief of staff Author: S.A. Miller
Mick Mulvaney showed up for a shutdown planning meeting with President Trump on Friday afternoon as his budget chief. Soon afterward, the president surprised the country -- and apparently his own advisers -- by tweeting that he had made Mr. Mulvaney his chief… ...Read full article

Cindy McCain may hold key to who gets husband's Senate seat

CNN2018-12-16 18:26:19

Cindy McCain may hold key to who gets husband's Senate seat Author: CNN Staff
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today. ...Read full article

Vine co-founder Kroll found dead at 35

BBC News2018-12-16 18:21:29

Vine co-founder Kroll found dead at 35 Author: BBC News
New York police officers went to Colin Kroll's Manhattan flat after a request to check on him. ...Read full article

China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor

The New York Times2018-12-16 18:21:25.479

China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor Author:
Mounting evidence suggests ethnic minorities caught in the mass internment drive in Xinjiang are being assigned to new factories making clothes. ...Read full article

Trump goes on offense against investigations after tough week

The Hill2018-12-16 18:06:54

Trump goes on offense against investigations after tough week Author: Brett Samuels
President Trump on Sunday went on the offense after a week that saw potential legal woes piling up against him. ...Read full article

Renault Asks Nissan to Call for Shareholder Meeting

Bloomberg2018-12-16 17:51:00+00:00

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Watch--Angel Moms Call Out Nancy Pelosi: Would You Support Border Wall if It Saved Your Loved One?

Breitbart News2018-12-16 17:04:18

Watch--Angel Moms Call Out Nancy Pelosi: Would You Support Border Wall if It Saved Your Loved One? Author:
Angel Moms whose children have been murdered by illegal aliens living in the United States called out incoming House Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), asking them if they would support a border wall if it meant their loved ones … ...Read full article

Russia Threat High With Troops at Border, Ukraine President Says

Bloomberg2018-12-16 16:31:00+00:00

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Special ops command to study misconduct problem

The Washington Times2018-12-16 16:15:13

Special ops command to study misconduct problem Author: Carlo Muñoz
They are among America's most elite military fighters, but a string of recent high-profile scandals and abuse allegations -- including drug-smuggling, detainee abuse and murder -- has put the U.S. special operations forces under unprecedented scrutiny, prompt… ...Read full article

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