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While some winter weather was expected overnight, heavier snowfall and greater accumulations led city leaders to close or delay openings due to safety concerns. Incarnate Word High School - Delayed until 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Petal School District will be closed on Friday, December 8th. Luling ISD - Two-hour delay Friday Dec.
  • France's Macron says external powers must stop interfering in Lebanon

    France's Macron says external powers must stop interfering in Lebanon

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    World powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics and urging Hezbollah to rein in its regional activities. Two weeks later, he withdrew his resignation. "The message here is that Lebanon needs to be strong, it needs to stand alone, and its sovereignty must be respected by all parties", Butler said.
  • Father Protects Family, Shoots Robbery Suspect Dead in Popeye's Restaurant

    Father Protects Family, Shoots Robbery Suspect Dead in Popeye's Restaurant

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    Herrera then turned turned to the restaurant's counter and pointed his gun at the manger, police reported to Fox San Antonio . Police said the man's wife and two of their children were allowed to go but two others were in the bathroom. As soon as the father saw the gun pointed at his kids, he pulled out his own firearm and dropped the robber with a deadly accurate shot. According to the Associated Press, the father is a licensed handgun carrier.
  • Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire

    Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire

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    The devastating blaze destroyed at least 30 homes and prompted mandatory evacuations that affected an estimated 150,000 residents, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Nearly 30 horses died amid the charred landscape of Little Tujunga Canyon Road in Sylmar on Wednesday after being trapped in a barn that caught fire from embers caused by the fast-moving Creek Fire at Rancho Padilla in Sylmar in Southern California.
  • RK Nagar nomination rejected, Vishal mourns 'death of democracy'

    RK Nagar nomination rejected, Vishal mourns 'death of democracy'

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    Stating that he had spoken to the persons who had said they did not sign in his nomination as proposers, Vishal said the persons (proposers) concerned informed him that they had been coerced. He also tweeted: "5th Dec 2016, Amma died, 5th Dec, 2017, Democracy died. Totally unfair. I bring this to your notice & I hope justice prevails", tweeted Vishal to the Twitter handles of the PM and Rashtrapati Bhavan .
  • China accuses Malcolm Turnbull of undermining trust

    China accuses Malcolm Turnbull of undermining trust

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    Turnbull told reporters that foreign powers were making unprecedented and sophisticated attempts to influence the political process in Australia and elsewhere. The Turnbull Government yesterday unveiled the biggest overhaul of espionage and intelligence laws in decades amid growing concerns over global interference in Australia's democracy.
  • Analyst Stock Ratings: Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA), Immune Design Corp. (IMDZ)

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    Vera Bradley, Inc . has a fifty-two week low of $6.99 and a fifty-two week high of $13.13. Wunderlich maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20 target in Thursday, August 11 report. Vera Bradley, Inc . (NASDAQ: VRA ) has declined 49.97% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. Vera Bradley, Inc ., together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells womenÂ's handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts.
  • Fatah Official: Pence 'Unwelcome In Palestine'

    Fatah Official: Pence 'Unwelcome In Palestine'

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    Pence is set to travel to Israel from December 17 to 19, where he is expected to address the country's parliament. As reported by AFP , however, Abbas has not officially backed away from the meeting. This decision is a declaration of war on the Palestinians. The U.S. Embassy, like those of other countries, is now in Tel Aviv. Al-Harithi's standpoint was shared by the Russian President's spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who pointed out that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may ...
  • NPA head Shaun Abrahams must vacate position, high court rules

    NPA head Shaun Abrahams must vacate position, high court rules

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    President Jacob Zuma was barred by the court from selecting a new NDPP as he is facing criminal prosecution himself and is conflicted. At the same time, he failed to accept a high court judgment pertaining to his disgraced deputy Nomgcobo Jiba and defended her in a manner that suggested he cared more about where complaints against her had come from than the nature of the complaints.
  • Ukraine shelves controversial corruption law after donor pressure

    Ukraine shelves controversial corruption law after donor pressure

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    The ministry claims NABU conducted an illegal search and seizure of documents without a court order, Natalia Bernatska, first deputy head of the Ministry of Justice has said. Later on Thursday parliament voted to dismiss Sobolev, a member of the opposition Samopomich faction, which helped the committee drive key reforms through parliament.
  • PPP supports, stands with Model Town affectees: Khursheed Shah

    PPP supports, stands with Model Town affectees: Khursheed Shah

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    The political storm that had started against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government after the removal of Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister, is thickening as the leaders of different political parties have started meeting Pakistan Awami Tehreek ( PAT ) Chief Allama Tahirul Qadri in an attempt to persuade him to launch another sit-in to get rid of PML-N in Punjab.
  • Congress Has Narrowly Averted a Government Shutdown, for Now

    Congress Has Narrowly Averted a Government Shutdown, for Now

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    After a deal is reached, the two parties can negotiate a long-term spending package. Democrats are pushing for the next spending bill to include a legislative fix for young immigrants brought to the U.S.as children who had been granted temporary work permits through the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program .
  • Students Killed In Shooting At New Mexico High School

    Students Killed In Shooting At New Mexico High School

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    Reports had circulated earlier that 15 had been injured, but both the San Juan County Sheriff's Department and State Police have said no there were no one else was injured. "We express our condolences to those families who have been harmed", Navajo President Russell Begaye said in a statement. The shooting incident happened around 8 a.m.
  • Ramaphosa Admits Believing Khwezi's Rape Allegations: Social Media Reacts

    Ramaphosa Admits Believing Khwezi's Rape Allegations: Social Media Reacts

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    Ramaphosa made the comment during an interview on Talk Radio 702 on Thursday. The victor of the party race will be well placed to become the country's new president in 2019. Ramaphosa, who has been Zuma's deputy since in 2014, is competing with Zuma's ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become the ANC leader at a party conference starting on December 16.
  • Firefighters Rescue Man Who Cemented Head in Microwave

    Firefighters Rescue Man Who Cemented Head in Microwave

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    The 22 year old prankster, who was trying to make a mould of his head in the weird stunt, became stuck when his friends poured polyfilla around his head (which was already protected with a plastic bag). The firefighters consulted their technical rescue colleagues who guided them to carefully remove the Polyfilla around the young man's head using a screwdriver.
  • Pakistan grants Kulbhushan's meeting with wife, mother

    Pakistan grants Kulbhushan's meeting with wife, mother

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    Pakistan had recently granted permission to Jadhav to meet his wife , months after a request was made by India's Ministry of External Affairs. She said, earlier Pakistan had agreed to give visa only to the wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav . India and Pakistan have filed explanations sought by the global court in The Hague and the court is to proceed with the case. India has said Jadhav is a former navy officer and denied he was working for RAW.
  • Six arrested for stripping woman who helped bust liquor racket

    Six arrested for stripping woman who helped bust liquor racket

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    A DCW statement said: "The DCW team along with women residents were openly threatened by the liquor mafia of dire consequences". The women's commission's chief Swati Jai Hind said on Thursday morning that the volunteer, who lives near the area, was surrounded by a group of men and women and attacked.
  • Cops Raid Brothel, Find Skeletal Remains of Owner's Husband

    Cops Raid Brothel, Find Skeletal Remains of Owner's Husband

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    The Boisar MIDC police said Sarita recently murdered one of her customers, a Bengali man, as she wanted to steal the Rs1 lakh he was carrying. After finding the corpse of her husband buried under the bathroom, the police are pretty certain Sarita Bharti alias Farida still has other skeletons in her closet.
  • U.S. warns against scrapping Pence-Abbas talks

    U.S. warns against scrapping Pence-Abbas talks

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    Unlike the worldwide reaction, the official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs had refused to criticise the USA decision , the politburo said. Haniyeh said Trump's decision is an aggression against Palestinian people and a declaration of war. He lashed out against Arab leaders, wondering if Al-Quds issue requires an Arab summit.