• Donald and Melania release first official Christmas portrait

    Donald and Melania release first official Christmas portrait

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    The smiling pair - who even held hands in the shot - stood in front of the White House double doors, where two Christmas trees, decorated with white snow stood on each side. It is about family service and gratitude. She adds that Americans must continue to look out for and help one another. "Great day with military families at @JBABdc as we sorted toys".
  • Americans get lower taxes in February if vote succeeds

    Americans get lower taxes in February if vote succeeds

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    After Trump's introduction, Bryant Glick took to the podium and thanked the president for his efforts to pass the plan. When president Donald Trump makes his closing argument for tax reform at a White House event Wednesday afternoon, a Lancaster County family will be watching from the audience.
  • US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares

    US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares

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    In recent months, Russian jets have increasingly flown in restricted areas in eastern Syria , violating long established agreements with the USA -led coalition. The encounter near Abu Kamal, one of the final areas where ISIS controls land in Syria , lasted some 40 minutes, Pickart said Thursday. A pair of United States warplanes intercepted two Russian Federation jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday.
  • Donald Trump thanks Putin for praising US' economic performance

    Donald Trump thanks Putin for praising US' economic performance

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    President Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a statement about their conversation will be released later in the day, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said . But he added that growing markets have demonstrated investors' confidence in Trump's economic course. As Maddow said, it's weird that the American people get bundles of information about the president's schedule every day, but when it comes to contacts with Russian Federation and Vladimir ...
  • White House contradicts Tillerson on 'talks with North Korea'

    White House contradicts Tillerson on 'talks with North Korea'

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    Tillerson did not indicate that North Korea had signalled a new readiness to talk, but said that "they clearly understand that if we're going to talk, we've got to have a period of quiet" in weapons tests . 29, North Korea shattered almost three months of relative quit by successfully launching a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile - which it called its " most powerful ICBM" - that left and re-entered the atmosphere before crashing into waters off the coast of Japan.
  • Gujarat polls: Arun Jately appeals voters to continue 'Vikas

    Gujarat polls: Arun Jately appeals voters to continue 'Vikas

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    Gandhinagar: Voting picked up in Gujarat's second phase elections as the sun warmed away the winter chill, with around 30 per cent polling registered by afternoon. The BJP has fielded 93 candidates for this phase, while Congress has fielded only 91. After an acrimonious campaign, around 2.22 crore voters would be exercising their franchise today to choose between the two main contenders, the BJP and the Congress.
  • 68% voting in Gujarat second phase

    68% voting in Gujarat second phase

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    Average voting in these areas was close to 75 per cent, nearly the same as the 74.61 per cent turnout in the 2012 assembly polls. According to the CEO, the situation was brought under control. The results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections will be declared on December 18. The combined figures of the state assembly elections stands at around 67.75 per cent - lower than the 72 per cent of the 2012 Assembly elections.
  • Patrick's Christmas Eve services to offer tradition and beauty

    Patrick's Christmas Eve services to offer tradition and beauty

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    It will be held at 4 p.m. December 17. Sunday worship on December 31 will be at 9 a.m. All are welcome. Information: 618-334-3388 or the church Facebook page . Everyone in and around the Kimmell area is invited to join in the food and fellowship from 5:30-7 p.m. The Dec. 20 service is titled "Jesus Is - Emmanuel, God With Us".
  • Committee sets up countdown to Eighth Amendment referendum

    Committee sets up countdown to Eighth Amendment referendum

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    The committee has also voted in favour of allowing abortion in the case of a risk to the woman's health, either physical or mental. The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (pictured) has promised a Rreferendum in 2018, and - following the Committee's recommendations today - he reiterated his belief that it should be possible to have a referendum on the issue in May of this year.
  • Two Suspects Have Been Charged For The Murder Of Rapper Chinx

    Two Suspects Have Been Charged For The Murder Of Rapper Chinx

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    The 31-year-old rapper and a friend were sitting inside Pickens' Porsche and stopped at a red light near Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive when another vehicle pulled up. We're told a second suspect has been charged in connection to Chix's murder - 26-year-old Jamar Hill , who's facing the same charges as Homere. A native of Far Rockaway, Pickens was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group and was working on his debut studio album at the time of his death.
  • Children's Health Insurance Program on the back burner

    Children's Health Insurance Program on the back burner

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    The Children's Health Insurance Program funding fight shows no sign of ending as next week's spending deadline looms, and states and hospitals are mounting increasingly urgent pleas for action. "The short-term funding agreement to fund the government until December 22 only includes a patchwork measure", said the American Academy of Pediatrics in a statement.
  • World Bank to stop financing upstream oil, gas after 2019

    World Bank to stop financing upstream oil, gas after 2019

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    In 2010, the World Bank ceased to lend to coal-fired power plants and related projects . "We're determined to work with all of you to put the right policies in place, get market forces moving in the right direction, put the money on the table, and accelerate action", Mr.
  • Rep. Mo Brooks Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

    Rep. Mo Brooks Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

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    The congressman said that he was revealing his diagnosis to explain why he might not be able to cast his votes during next week's House votes, which would cover the Republican tax overhaul bill and an end of the year spending package that would prevent a government shutdown after December 22.
  • Ohio man tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex with minor

    Ohio man tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex with minor

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    Albert Maruna is charged with attempting unlawful sexual contact with a minor, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, possessing criminal tools and importuning . An Ohio college student is facing charges for allegedly offering chicken Alfredo and Sprite in exchange for sex with a teenage boy. Austintown police arrested him Tuesday afternoon.
  • AT&T Announces Project AirGig For Wireless Gigabit Home Internet

    AT&T Announces Project AirGig For Wireless Gigabit Home Internet

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    The tests are going well in both the rural and suburban areas, a sign that it's meeting its potential, AT&T said. "But it also stands alone as a radically innovative solution to bridge the global digital divide". It's a low-cost, low-impact way to put high-speed internet in areas that don't now have access to it. AT&T notes that there are now two tests for Project AirGig taking place.
  • Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

    Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

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    A blast at the gas distribution hub near Austria's Baumgarten an der March was caused by a flaw in the newly installed filtration system, a senior official at the hub's operator, Gas Connect Austria, said on Wednesday. Slovakia also confirmed that gas supplies from the Austrian hub had returned back to normal. Russian Federation pumped 85.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas via Ukraine in the first 11 months of this year, 16 percent more than in the same period of 2016.