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Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws Nomination

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws NominationWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump is giving up on trying to confirm one of his most controversial judicial nominees, Brett Talley, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday to HuffPost.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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last updated: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:19:50 -0500

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws Nomination

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws NominationWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump is giving up on trying to confirm one of his most controversial judicial nominees, Brett Talley, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday to HuffPost.


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last updated: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:01:00 -0500

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws Nomination

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws NominationWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump is giving up on trying to confirm one of his most controversial judicial nominees, Brett Talley, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday to HuffPost.


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Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shooting

Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shootingOn the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack.


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For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certain

For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certainYahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.


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Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon

Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her HoneymoonSarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


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North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem grows

North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem growsA new unmanned ship from North Korea washed Japanese shores this week with at least one dead body.


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Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality CheckHours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.


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DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'

DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley’s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters “for granted.”


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A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills Himself

A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills HimselfThe Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson sexually assaulted her in the basement of his home in 2013


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Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment documentWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment.


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Video Shows Trump Supporters Saying 5-Year-Old Girl 'Looks Like' A Terrorist

Video Shows Trump Supporters Saying 5-Year-Old Girl 'Looks Like' A TerroristIn a video that went viral on Twitter, people wearing American flag-themed clothing, including one wearing a shirt supporting President Donald Trump, can be seen laughing at a Palestinian-American family who attended a pro-Palestine rally in Los Angeles on Sunday.


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8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicide

8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicideAn 8-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide over the weekend, and sources close to the investigation are reportedly saying she may have been inspired by a story she saw on social media.


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'Lockdown!': How lessons from Sandy Hook saved lives in California shooting

'Lockdown!': How lessons from Sandy Hook saved lives in California shootingAuthorities credit school secretary Sara Lobdell’s quick action with preventing a mass shooting at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in California last month.


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Twitter users tell FCC chair Ajit Pai to 'kill himself' after net neutrality vote

Twitter users tell FCC chair Ajit Pai to 'kill himself' after net neutrality voteFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is facing backlash online after the government agency voted  Thursday to repeal landmark Obama-era rules that were designed to ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape The plan had not been popular leading up to the vote, with at least one poll from the University of Maryland finding more than 80 percent of respondents opposed the proposed repeal of net neutrality rules ahead of the vote.


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Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfireA firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.


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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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Woman admits letting three-year-old son freeze to death outside house while she slept off drug binge

Woman admits letting three-year-old son freeze to death outside house while she slept off drug bingeJamie Basinger pleaded guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of Landyn Melton and the 24-year-old will be expected to serve 36 months of supervised probation and between 19 and 32 months of prison time, after cutting a plea deal with Prosecutors in her home town of Morganton, North Carolina. “She’s going to have a battle, we all are, she told the Morganton News Herald, adding that she still had unanswered questions about the three-year-old's death. Landyn was found dead on 15 March after a neighbour called the police when they spotted him laying on the porch.


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Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill'

Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill'Joe Biden is offering another apology to Anita Hill.


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Rep. Speier on Alabama, North Korea and how Congress is not 'Animal House'

Rep. Speier on Alabama, North Korea and how Congress is not 'Animal House'Rep. Jackie Speier cautioned that Doug Jones’s shock defeat of Roy Moore is a “unique” result that may not apply to the 2018 midterms.


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Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer EverYou know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.


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Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft

Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraftA team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet.


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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls for end to Western sanctions

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa calls for end to Western sanctionsZimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for the removal of Western sanctions on his government during a speech to ruling party officials and said elections due in 2018 were nearer than "you expect". Mnangagwa, 75, became leader of the southern African nation last month after the military and ruling ZANU-PF turned against Robert Mugabe who had ruled the country for 37 years and was seen grooming his wife Grace to succeed him. While the European Union removed sanctions on ZANU-PF officials, members of the military and some government-owned firms in 2014, the United States has kept a travel and economic embargo on several ruling party elites.


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Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide?

Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide?A Republican state representative who denied allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl has died in an apparent suicide. Dan Johnson died of a single gunshot wound after stopping his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area of Mount Washington, Kentucky, the Bullitt County Coroner said. Mr Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016, part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years.


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Half Of American Voters Believe The Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual Misconduct

Half Of American Voters Believe The Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual MisconductFifty percent of voters believe that the sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump are “credible,” according to a new survey from Politico and Morning Consult.


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Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch itThis week, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.


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Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday TraditionPeople around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.


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More than 20 IS killed in southern Syria: coalition

More than 20 IS killed in southern Syria: coalitionSyrian opposition forces backed by a US-led coalition killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and took several others prisoner, military officials said Thursday. According to the coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, a vetted Syrian opposition group known as the Maghawir al-Thawra detected the fighters early Wednesday in an area controlled by pro-Syrian regime forces in southern Syria, in the Al-Tanf border region. Supported by coalition forces, the Maghawir al-Thawra "quickly and professionally conducted an operation," the coalition said in a statement.


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8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships Differently

8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships DifferentlyMarried divorce lawyers have an interesting perspective on relationships.


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11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of Children

11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of ChildrenA spiritual adviser reportedly told the men raping infants would give them supernatural powers


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Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on America

Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on AmericaChina is looking to increase its air tanker fleet after its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircraft conducted an “island encirclement patrol” of Taiwan earlier this week. As the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) extends exercises in the Western Pacific, refueling will become a problem for its strike aircraft.


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Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis

Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosisWomen in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk. Lawmakers voted 20-12 in favor of the law, which criminalizes abortion if the physician has knowledge that the procedure is being sought due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome, a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. Doctors would lose their medical licenses in the state and face a fourth-degree felony charge under the law if they were to perform an abortion with that knowledge.


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Interior secretary addresses sexual harassment at agency

Interior secretary addresses sexual harassment at agencyRyan Zinke called for "culture change" at the Interior Department after it released the results of a survey of its employees.


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Republicans Near Deal On Tax Cut Bill

Republicans Near Deal On Tax Cut BillWASHINGTON ― Even before House and Senate lawmakers held their first official meeting on Wednesday to work out differences between their tax bills, Republican tax writers were touting a tentative deal Wednesday that would likely set up final congressional passage of a compromise GOP proposal next week.


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Racial tension over Charlottesville allegedly sparked Omarosa's departure from Trump White House

Racial tension over Charlottesville allegedly sparked Omarosa's departure from Trump White HouseOmarosa Manigault-Newman has been an ally of President Donald Trump since her appearance on "The Apprentice" in 2004, but her role in his White House will now come to an end after her departure was announced on Wednesday morning.


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Haunting PSA From Sandy Hook Families Predicts 'Tomorrow's School Shooting'

Haunting PSA From Sandy Hook Families Predicts 'Tomorrow's School Shooting'Families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre released a powerful video this week, urging parents and teachers to help prevent another school shooting by taking action now.


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Indian minister warns Bollywood heavyweights over sexual exploitation

Indian minister warns Bollywood heavyweights over sexual exploitationIn a rare rebuke, an Indian minister on Thursday warned the country’s Bollywood film industry to comply with strict measures to combat sexual harassment, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Maneka Gandhi, India’s federal Minister for Women and Child Development, took the unusual step of writing to 24 powerful Bollywood film producers, demanding they comply with Indian sexual harassment legislation to ensure a "safe, secure and inclusive work environment” for all employees. The letter was sent to major industry players, such as actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, as well as director Karan Johar.  “The aim of this law is to ensure that no woman is sexually harassed at her workplace,” Ms Gandhi said in her letter. "It is to be followed in letter and spirit by all organisations in the country," she added. "Bollywood filmmakers are ethically and legally accountable for the safety of not only their direct employees but of all outsourced and temporary staff as well." Britain's Prince William shakes hands with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan Credit: REUTERS/Rafiq Maqbool/Pool It is understood that more letters will be sent to other film producers.  Bollywood remains hugely male dominated, with men making up the vast majority of directors and veteran stars. The small handful of female directors are mostly confined to regional cinema.  After the Weinstein allegations broke, people in the film business in India were unconvinced they would have a #MeToo moment.   "What can we do?" Mukesh Bhatt, who co-heads production house Vishesh Films said. “We cannot keep moral cops outside every film office to see that no girl is being exploited.” Alankrita Shrivastava, director of critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under my Burkha said a women's protest movement was unlikely to happen in conservative Indian society. “The way men are being called out in Hollywood right now, I don’t know if it can happen in India.”  “In terms of how our psychology is, how patriarchy functions, it is much more entrenched,” she added. However, Ms Gandhi's stark warning gives women in Bollywood hope that their concerns will be heard. Last month Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar told a Mumbai tabloid she had been turned down for "several roles" as she did not give in to "unwanted advances" by producers and directors. Ms Bhaskar, 29, urged aspiring actresses to turn down roles rather than resort to the so-called "casting couch" to exchange sexual favours to advance their careers. Thousands of young Indian girls and boys gravitate to Bollywood every year with the aim of becoming actors. Swara Bhaskar complained of Bollywood's casting-couch culture Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images They are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, not only by unscrupulous agents promising them roles which they never get, but also by lesser known stars, producers and directors making similar promises.   Hopefuls are fearful of reporting inappropriate behaviour in case it ruins their chances of breaking into Bollywood. “It is always very subtle,” Ms Bhaskar said this week. “People try to insinuate that there are 10,000 girls for one role – so what can you do?” In the wake of the #MeToo scandal, actresses including Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha called on Bollywood to improve its record in standing up for victims of sexual harassment and exploitation.  Sexual harassment legislation was passed in India in 2013, in response to the fatal gang rape of a 23-year old medical student on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. In November Ms Gandhi launched the online Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box) to register sexual harassment complaints in the workplace and to ensure the implementation of the 2013 law. She also urged all company directors to report sexual harassment cases, but activists said many victims were hesitant to register their complaints, afraid their future careers would be curtailed. Women's rights activists maintain that only 10 per cent of rape and other sexual harassment cases ever get reported in India.


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How To Know When Your Relationship Is Over

How To Know When Your Relationship Is OverWho you choose to spend your life with is an incredibly important decision ― and sometimes, you realize the person you thought was “the one” isn’t the right choice anymore.


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Man acquitted in pier shooting seeks new trial on gun charge

Man acquitted in pier shooting seeks new trial on gun chargeSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate on Thursday sought a new trial for his conviction on illegal gun possession.


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Family Grows From 5 Members to 11 After the Birth of Sextuplets

Family Grows From 5 Members to 11 After the Birth of SextupletsThe three boys and three girls are expected to remain in the NICU for the next month.


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South Africa's ANC aims to announce new leader on Sunday

South Africa's ANC aims to announce new leader on SundayBy Alexander Winning and Mfuneko Toyana JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) expects to announce Jacob Zuma's successor as party leader on Sunday, a spokesman said, concluding a bruising leadership battle that threatens to tear it apart before a 2019 election. The race between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former cabinet minister and ex-wife of President Zuma, the two frontrunners to replace Zuma, is too close to call. The stakes are high because the ANC's electoral dominance means whoever wins the party's top job is likely to become the next president of South Africa after the next national election.


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How to Watch NASA's Major Kepler Announcement Today

How to Watch NASA's Major Kepler Announcement TodayThis has us at the edge of our seats.


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Republicans double down on attacks on Mueller after anti-Trump texts

Republicans double down on attacks on Mueller after anti-Trump textsRepublican lawmakers doubled down on attacks against Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, after new details emerged about anti-Trump text messages sent by an FBI agent who worked on the Russia investigation.


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Time Is Running Out For Syria's Besieged Communities

Time Is Running Out For Syria's Besieged CommunitiesNearly 745,000 men, women and children in Syria are trapped inside the war-torn country’s 33 besieged communities, living in desolate conditions at the mercy of President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime and its armed opponents.


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93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home

93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care homeJuanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG. A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused.


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Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorialLONDON (AP) — Britain's royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service Thursday for the 71 people killed in the June blaze.


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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 14) - Stock market, federal regulations

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 14) - Stock market, federal regulationsThe following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : - Republican Tax Cuts are looking very good. All are working hard. In the meantime, the Stock Market hit another record high! [0859 EST] - As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive tax cut for the everyday, working Americans. ...


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America Can't Turn Back the Clock on Iran

America Can't Turn Back the Clock on IranSupporting Saudi Arabia and Israel will help to counterbalance Iran. The Obama administration pursued a regional policy that sought to reintegrate Iran into the regional and international systems in the hope of stabilizing the Middle East. This policy has attempted to reestablish Iran, as a regional power similar to the pre-1979 period.


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last updated: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:47:42 -0500

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws Nomination

Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Withdraws NominationWASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump is giving up on trying to confirm one of his most controversial judicial nominees, Brett Talley, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday to HuffPost.


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last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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last updated: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:20:14 +0000

'A Different Dimension Of Loss': Inside The Great Insect Die-Off
Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said.

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last updated: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:31:02 -0500

“It's Shocking When That Happens To You”

Dustin Hoffman Has Been Accused Of Exposing Himself To Teen Girl And Assaulting More Women


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‘This Had Become a Running Joke.’ Police Recover Bear Statue Stolen From Candy Factory
The sweet reunion happened Wednesday

Russel Stover is enjoying a sweet reunion with a bear statue that was stolen from its grounds more than a year ago.

The statue of a teddy bear being doused with chocolate was stolen from the exterior of Russell Stover’s Abilene, Kan., factory in early November of last year. While the case of sticky fingers was initially investigated, “This had become a running joke,” Abilene Police Department Assistant Chief Jason Wilkins told the Wichita Eagle. “We followed several leads and it never worked out, so we are extremely pleased to return it.”

Officials reportedly got a tip from a citizen not involved in the crime on Wednesday. When they followed the lead, according to the Eagle, they discovered the 150-pound bear, still in good condition, in a Salina garage.

The Abilene Police Department posted a photo of the recovered statue on Facebook Wednesday, to great excitement—and calls for all the juicy details—from the community. “All us [Russell Stover] employees are thrilled,” one commenter wrote. “Missed it so much it was family.”

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