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Judge orders 234,000 purged from Wisconsin voter rolls
Judge orders 234,000 purged from Wisconsin voter rolls

Lawyers for the League and for the Wisconsin Elections Commission indicated they will appeal the judge's ruling.

Package thief taunts St. Paul victim with thank you note
Package thief taunts St. Paul victim with thank you note
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  • 2019-12-14 01:26:01Z

A package thief who made off with a woman's delivery in St. Paul this week decided to leave something behind for the victim - a handwritten thank you note taunting her for the package. Homeowner Hilary Smith said she found the note on her porch after she got home from work, hours after she received a text saying that her package had been delivered. St. Paul police posted a picture of the note on Twitter on Friday, and reminded residents who are expecting deliveries to take precautions to avoid thefts.

Supreme Court agrees to review Trump
Supreme Court agrees to review Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns, financial records secret

The court represents Trump's last hope to protect the documents from being released by banks and accounting firms on the eve of the 2020 election.

Wisconsin governor: No tax credits for new Foxconn plant
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  • 2019-12-13 23:52:42Z

Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show. The letters underscore a deepening schism between Evers and the world's largest electronics provider. Foxconn originally proposed building a massive flat-screen plant in Mount Pleasant that would eventually employ 13,000 people.

The Tiny, Simple Nuclear Reactor That Could Change Energy
The Tiny, Simple Nuclear Reactor That Could Change Energy

The next step in nuclear power is 1/100th the size of today's reactors.

Buttigieg Calls for Twice as Much in New Taxes and Spending as Biden Does: Report
Buttigieg Calls for Twice as Much in New Taxes and Spending as Biden Does: Report

In his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg may be positioning himself as a moderate alternative to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, but he still calls for more taxes and government spending than Joe Biden does or than Hillary Clinton did in 2016, The Wall Street Journal's Jacob M. Schlesinger and John McCormick write.Buttigieg, they say, has proposed $6.9 trillion in new spending and nearly $7.2 trillion in tax increases, far less than Warren or Sanders, but double what Biden has proposed and triple what Clinton did:"Like most other candidates in the race, the Buttigieg platform espouses a far more-activist government than Mr. Obama and Bill and Hillary...

A British doctor was treated in an American emergency room and said it revealed how broken US healthcare really is
A British doctor was treated in an American emergency room and said it revealed how broken US healthcare really is

Adam Kay, the former British doctor who wrote "This Is Going to Hurt," says the UK's National Health Service actually works.

Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll
Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll
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  • 2019-12-13 23:02:30Z

The most raucous committee in Congress sat stone-faced, barely speaking. The all-business iciness during those eight gavel-to-gavel minutes reflected the gravity of advancing articles of impeachment to the House floor for only the third time in American history. Ever since Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine's president sparked official proceedings against the president, impeachment has been a force that's bent congressional business around it, with severe strain.

'America's Got Talent': Asian American Advocacy Groups Condemn Jay Leno, Call on NBC to Sever Business Ties

Two organizations dedicated to the inclusion and representation of Asian American communities in media have condemned comedian Jay Leno, and called on network NBC to sever its business ties with the former late night host. Both organizations -- Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and the Media Action Network for Asian Americans -- refer to a joke […]

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky
Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year. McConnell, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history, has tied himself closely to President Donald Trump as he prepares to defend himself against a host of Democrats wanting to unseat him. "What I do is look out for Middle America and, in particular, my favorite state in Middle America - Kentucky," McConnell told reporters at the state Capitol.

An influencer and model said she isn
An influencer and model said she isn't doing a gender reveal because 'that may not be who my child decides to be'

Iskra Lawrence is among influencers making money for documenting their pregnancies, but she's not cashing in on her baby's sex.

Democrats say they won
Democrats say they won't cross picket line over union conflict at debate host site

A local union at Loyola Marymount University will picket at the university ahead of Thursday's debate.

Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records
Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major tussle between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. The justices are poised to issue decisions in June, amid Trump's bid for a second term. Rulings against the president could result in the quick release of personal financial information that Trump has sought strenuously to keep private.

Arkansas authorities: Slain cop shot 10 times in head
Arkansas authorities: Slain cop shot 10 times in head
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  • 2019-12-13 21:07:13Z

A police officer who was killed in his patrol car in northwest Arkansas was shot 10 times in the head and his killer was interested in anti-law enforcement groups, sheriffs officials said Friday in releasing video from the scene and autopsy details. Officer Stephen Carr was fatally shot outside police headquarters in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday night. Authorities said 35-year-old London Philips approached Carr's vehicle and shot him at point-blank range.

Pompeo warns Iran of
Pompeo warns Iran of 'decisive response' if harm in Iraq
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  • 2019-12-13 20:57:20Z

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday warned Iran of a "decisive" response if US interests are harmed in Iraq, after a series of rocket attacks on bases. "We must... use this opportunity to remind Iran's leaders that any attacks by them, or their proxies of any identity, that harm Americans, our allies or our interests will be answered with a decisive US response," Pompeo said in a statement. "Iran must respect the sovereignty of its neighbors and immediately cease its provision of lethal aid and support to third parties in Iraq and throughout the region," he said.

Biden, Warren, Sanders, Yang, and Buttigieg are threatening to skip the next Democratic debate amid a labor dispute
Biden, Warren, Sanders, Yang, and Buttigieg are threatening to skip the next Democratic debate amid a labor dispute

The Democratic candidates say they stand in solidarity with campus food service workers who are on strike as they demand better wages and healthcare.

Kentucky: outgoing governor pardons killer whose brother hosted fundraiser
Kentucky: outgoing governor pardons killer whose brother hosted fundraiser
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  • 2019-12-13 20:40:49Z

Pardons of violent offenders, including a child rapist and a man who beheaded a female victim, provoke widespread backlashDays after leaving office, the former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin is facing widespread backlash and calls for an investigation following a number of controversial pardons of violent offenders on his way out the door.Pardons are traditional at the end of a governor's term - and most of the Republican's more than 400 pardons were for drug offenses. But a number of the pardons were for particularly violent crimes, like a woman who gave birth in a flea market porta-potty and dumped her newborn into the toilet's septic tank; a man who hired a hitman to murder his business...

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute
Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it. The Democratic National Committee said it is trying to come up with an "acceptable resolution" to the situation so the debate can proceed. A labor union called UNITE HERE Local 11 says it will picket as Loyola Marymount University hosts Thursday's sixth Democratic debate of the cycle, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by tweeting they wouldn't participate if that meant crossing it.

Suit: Pilot tried to warn before dozer killed pot suspect
Suit: Pilot tried to warn before dozer killed pot suspect
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  • 2019-12-13 20:20:28Z

The family of a marijuana suspect who wound up dead under the treads of a bulldozer commandeered by Pennsylvania State Police has filed an amended lawsuit that raises new questions about the agency's tactics. The family is suing state police, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and others. The suit accuses police of extreme recklessness in their pursuit of 51-year-old Gregory Longenecker, who had been caught growing marijuana plants on public land near Reading.

Democrats Agree on One Thing: They
Democrats Agree on One Thing: They're Very, Very Nervous

GREENWOOD, S.C. -- The past three years have not been easy for the political fortunes or the emotional health of America's Democrats. To the extent they feel optimistic about anything, they have been waiting for the 2020 election in the way inhabitants of a storm-ravaged city might look toward the

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border
Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border
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  • 2019-12-13 19:28:20Z

Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. The quiet migration of around 17,000 Brazilians through a single U.S. city in the past year reveals a new frontier in the Trump administration's effort to shut down the legal immigration pathway for people claiming fear of persecution. Like hundreds of thousands of families from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, known collectively as the Northern Triangle, Brazilians have been crossing the border here and applying for asylum.

Officers report busy night of births at US border checkpoint
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  • 2019-12-13 19:12:20Z

It was a busy night for officers stationed at a U.S. border checkpoint in New Mexico, where three women in labor turned up for help in a matter of hours. Tony Hall, the head of the Columbus port of entry, commended the officers for their quick response early Thursday to what was described as a series of unexpected medical emergencies that needed immediate attention. "Service to the community is a (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) core value although it is not usually associated with assisting in the birth of child, or in this case multiple children," Hall said.

With son sitting with her, Rep. Martha Roby votes against Trump impeachment
With son sitting with her, Rep. Martha Roby votes against Trump impeachment

The retiring representative said she believed the impeachment process was flawed. She did not address the substance of the charges against Trump.

Spokane Cop Accused of Sex Assault Finally Loses Pay After More Accusers Come Forward
Spokane Cop Accused of Sex Assault Finally Loses Pay After More Accusers Come Forward

A Washington state police officer once told a coworker he would "say exactly what's on my mind, unless I'm on body camera." This week, his boast came back to haunt him. The Spokane Police Department suspended Officer Nathan Nash without pay after a domestic violence victim accused him of assaulting her, and a police investigation found he had turned off his body camera during the event.The investigation began in October, when a domestic violence victim told the police department Nash had sexually assaulted her in a follow-up call to her house. The woman says she called Nash to ask about the location of her evidence photos, according to court documents obtained by KXLY. Nash allegedly...

US axes tariffs on Chinese goods in trade war  thaw
US axes tariffs on Chinese goods in trade war thaw

The United States and China announced a major thaw in their trade war Friday, including immediate cuts to punishing import tariffs, but a lack of detail left markets cautious. "We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China," President Donald Trump tweeted after officials in Beijing made a similar announcement. After multiple false dawns in the tussle between the world's top two economies, which Trump launched in March 2018, investors were at least relieved that he canceled a new round of tariffs due to kick in on Sunday.

Man gives DNA to find out if he
Man gives DNA to find out if he's Detroit boy missing since 1994

A Michigan man give a DNA sample to the Livonia Police Department to find out if he is D'Wan Sims, a boy who has been missing for 25 years.

Meghan McCain Confronts Tom Steyer:
Meghan McCain Confronts Tom Steyer: 'You Bought Your Way' Onto Debate Stage

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer got a warm welcome from every co-host of The View except one on Friday morning. "Mr. Steyer, between you and Mayor Bloomberg, you have now spent $200 million on political ads," Meghan McCain told their guest. "It hasn't really helped you very much in the polls, but you did make it to the next debate stage. I think you bought your way there, and I don't think it's fair that you're there and Cory Booker isn't. Change my mind." After letting out an uncomfortable chuckle, Steyer skirted the question by touting his message about a "broken" government "bought by corporations." When the candidate pointed out that he has been spending time in the...

Google Culture War Escalates as Era of Transparency Wanes
Google Culture War Escalates as Era of Transparency Wanes

(Bloomberg) -- Each morning, workers at Google get an internal newsletter called the "Daily Insider." Kent Walker, Google's top lawyer, set off a firestorm when he argued in the Nov. 14 edition that the 21-year old company had outgrown its policy of allowing workers to access nearly any internal document. "When we were smaller, we all worked as one team, on one product, and everyone understood how business decisions were made," Walker wrote. "It's harder to give a company of over 100,000 people the full context on everything."Many large companies have policies restricting access to sensitive information to a "need-to-know" basis. But in some segments of Google's workforce, the reaction to...

'Disgusted.' Trump rails against Democrats after impeachment vote, backs short Senate trial

President Trump lashed out at Democrats less than an hour after the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve two articles of impeachment against him.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Share the
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Share the 'West Family Christmas Card 2019' with All Four Kids

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Post 'West Family Christmas Card 2019'

Spain pledges funds for asylum seekers as Latin American arrivals spike

The Spanish government on Friday authorized nearly 150 million euros ($165 million) in subsidies to ease the strain on its migrant-processing system after a recent spike in arrivals from Latin America overwhelmed its social services. Government spokeswoman Isabel Celaa, who announced the measure at a weekly briefing, said the subsidies will be complemented by 25 million euros from European funds. Provoked by national crises in Spanish-speaking countries like Venezuela and Colombia, the number of people seeking asylum in Spain has skyrocketed.

Trump calls impeachment vote
Trump calls impeachment vote 'embarrassment' to nation
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  • 2019-12-13 16:48:00Z

President Donald Trump declared Friday's House committee vote to impeach him "an embarrassment to our country" and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, turned up at the White House to discuss Ukraine. With a vote by the full House expected next week, Trump declared in the Oval Office that the Democrats had "made absolute fools of themselves" by moving ahead with impeachment.

'Ground zero' for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests

Gas emissions are prompting flooding around New Jersey, according to a report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers.

Iraq
Iraq's top Shiite cleric condemns gruesome hanging of teen
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  • 2019-12-13 16:25:23Z

Iraq's top Shiite cleric Friday denounced the killing of a teenager whose body was strung up by his feet from a traffic pole in a Baghdad square, as conflicting versions emerged about what led to the 16-year-old's death. Security officials initially told The Associated Press that he had been beaten to death by an angry mob after he killed four anti-government protesters and two shopkeepers in a shooting spree. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the nation's top Shiite cleric, on Friday called the teen's killing a "horrific crime" that must not be repeated and called on Iraqi authorities to hold the perpetrators accountable.

Kentucky governor pardons convicted killer whose brother hosted campaign fundraiser for him
Kentucky governor pardons convicted killer whose brother hosted campaign fundraiser for him

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned hundreds of people, including some convicted of homicide, on his final days in office.

EU warns of post-Brexit rival Britain after Johnson win
EU warns of post-Brexit rival Britain after Johnson win
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  • 2019-12-13 16:08:02Z

European leaders warned Friday that Britain could become a formidable rival, just hours after a big victory by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's conservatives all but sealed the UK's Brexit divorce. Led by France and Germany, EU member states said they would pursue a swift trade deal with a tight deadline of end 2020, but insisted that any new arrangement must uphold European values and norms. "There is no question of concluding a deal at any price," EU Council President Charles Michel told a news conference after the talks.

For 3rd time in US history, full House to vote on impeachment of a president
For 3rd time in US history, full House to vote on impeachment of a president

The House Judiciary Committee Friday morning voted along party lines to approve two impeachment articles.

China says it has agreed to
China says it has agreed to 'Phase One' trade deal; Donald Trump sows doubt on details

President Donald Trump and China said they have a Phase One trade deal, including the cancellation of new tariffs on Chinese goods that had been scheduled for the weekend.

Danny Aiello Dies: Oscar-Nominated
Danny Aiello Dies: Oscar-Nominated 'Do The Right Thing' Actor Was 86

Danny Aiello, whose roles in The Godfather Part II, Moonstruck and Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing made him one of the most familiar and admired character actor of recent decades, died yesterday in a New Jersey medical facility following a sudden illness. He was 86. His death was first reported by TMZ (the outlet […]

The U.S. will phase out China tariffs, Beijing officials say
The U.S. will phase out China tariffs, Beijing officials say

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has agreed to phase out tariffs on Chinese goods, Chinese officials said at a press conference in Beijing Friday evening. The two countries have achieved major progress in their phase one trade negotiations, Beijing officials said, and agreed on the text

House panel recommends Trump be impeached for abuse of power
House panel recommends Trump be impeached for abuse of power
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  • 2019-12-13 15:11:23Z

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Friday recommended that President Donald Trump be impeached for abuse of power, clearing the way for a vote in the full House of Representatives next week. The impeachment article approved by the panel accuses Trump of abusing his power by trying to force Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to run against Trump next year. Trump has denied wrongdoing.

A tale of 2 migrations: Before and after new Trump policies
A tale of 2 migrations: Before and after new Trump policies
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  • 2019-12-13 15:04:57Z

María Teresa Carballo was worried. The silence was unexpected: Seventeen other members of Carballo's family had undertaken the same journey between last December and May, and all had made it safely after paying the smuggler $3,000 per person. "For the ones I'd sent it was easy," the 59-year-old Salvadoran woman said of the relatives who migrated to the U.S. earlier in the year.

Navy SEAL running for Congress kicked off his campaign in the wrong district
Navy SEAL running for Congress kicked off his campaign in the wrong district

Floyd McLendon, a retired Navy SEAL, held his campaign kickoff in another district and wore the Navy's dress white uniform.

Billionaire George Soros Snaps Up These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks
Billionaire George Soros Snaps Up These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Few investors have realized better sustained profits than George Soros. His hedge fund's annualized returns exceeded 30% for over 30 years, and made him one of the world's richest men. He gained fame in 1992 when he made a famous bet against the Pound Sterling and generated over $1 billion in profits

Death toll in aircraft carrier fire in Russia rises to 2
Death toll in aircraft carrier fire in Russia rises to 2
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  • 2019-12-13 13:35:30Z

A crew member who went missing during a fire on Russia's only aircraft carrier was found dead Friday, raising the death toll from the blaze to two, the nation's military officials said Friday. The fire on the Admiral Kuznetsov broke out during welding work at a shipyard in the Arctic port of Murmansk on Thursday and spread quickly through the carrier's internal compartments. The military reported two crew members dead, and authorities in Murmansk said 11 other people were injured.

Former HGTV Host Christopher Dionne Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Molesting 10-Year-Old Girl
Former HGTV Host Christopher Dionne Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Molesting 10-Year-Old Girl

Former HGTV Pilot Host Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Brexit Deal
Brexit Deal 'Dividend' Seen by Chancellor After Win: U.K. Votes
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  • 2019-12-13 12:52:03Z

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Boris Johnson's emphatic election victory puts the U.K. on course to leave the European Union next month, after pro-Brexit voters in Labour heartland areas swung behind his party.Johnson's Conservatives are set to enjoy their biggest majority since 1987 under Margaret Thatcher. The pound rose by the most in almost three years as the scale of the Tory victory became clear.Key Developments:With all but one seat declared, the Conservatives had taken 364 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, a gain of 47, to Labour's 203 seats, down 59.Jeremy Corbyn says he will step down after Labour's worst...

U.S. Supreme Court justices set to tackle Trump financial records dispute
U.S. Supreme Court justices set to tackle Trump financial records dispute
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  • 2019-12-13 12:06:02Z

President Donald Trump's fight to keep his personal financial records private reaches a new stage on Friday when U.S. Supreme Court justices meet to consider up to three hotly-contested cases pitting Trump against congressional Democrats and a New York prosecutor. The Republican president is trying to block subpoenas for bank records, tax returns or other materials demanded by various Democratic-led House of Representatives committees investigating corruption or foreign meddling in the U.S. elections process. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, is seeking Trump's tax returns in a criminal investigation of the president, the Trump Organization and his family real estate...

13-year-old faces murder charges in death of NYC student
13-year-old faces murder charges in death of NYC student
  • US
  • 2019-12-13 08:41:31Z

The Barnard freshman was stabbed to death in Morningside Park, next door to Columbia University.

Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It
Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It

The Senate majority leader boasted about stacking the courts with conservative judges under Trump.

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