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Chuck Todd Laces Into Ted Cruz for Saying Ukraine Meddled in 2016 Election
Chuck Todd Laces Into Ted Cruz for Saying Ukraine Meddled in 2016 Election
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  • 2019-12-08 15:45:29Z

A week after Meet the Press host Chuck Todd accused Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) of pushing Russian propaganda on Ukraine, the NBC News anchor forcefully confronted GOP Sen. Ted Cruz over the Texas lawmaker's belief that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election.With the House of Representatives heading towards

Lebanese-born donor of Hitler items welcomed in Israel
Lebanese-born donor of Hitler items welcomed in Israel
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  • 2019-12-08 15:27:13Z

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday hosted a Lebanese-born Swiss real estate mogul who purchased Nazi memorabilia at a German auction and is donating the items to Israel. Chatila, a Lebanese Christian who has lived in Switzerland for decades, paid some 600,000 euros ($660,000) for the items at the Munich auction last month, intending to destroy them after reading of Jewish groups' objections to the sale. Among the items he bought were Adolf Hitler's top hat, a silver-plated edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and a typewriter used by the dictator's secretary.

Piero Terracina, Rome Jew who survived Nazi death camp dies
Piero Terracina, Rome Jew who survived Nazi death camp dies
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  • 2019-12-08 15:08:56Z

Piero Terracina, one of the last survivors of Italy's tiny Jewish community who were deported to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died. Terracina died on Sunday, Rome's Jewish Community said. As a 15-year-old, he escaped the roundup by German occupying troops of Rome's Jews in 1943 and went into hiding with his family.

UPDATE 2-Trump impeachment gains momentum as vote on charges possible this week
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  • 2019-12-08 15:03:16Z

Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Sunday that articles of impeachment were being drafted and it was possible his panel could vote this week on charges against President Donald Trump. Nadler told CNN's "State of the Union" that the panel had "a lot to consider" in determining which charges to file against the Republican president. The committee will hold a public hearing on Monday to consider evidence gathered in the inquiry that focuses on Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face the president in the 2020 U.S. election.

Germany: 2 teenagers arrested after off-duty fireman killed
Germany: 2 teenagers arrested after off-duty fireman killed
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  • 2019-12-08 14:55:37Z

Two teenagers have been arrested after an off-duty firefighter was killed in an altercation between two couples and a group of youths in the southern German city of Augsburg, authorities said Sunday. The couples had just left a Christmas market late Friday evening when they ran into the seven-strong group of young men and an argument started, according to police. Dozens of Augsburg firefighters held a vigil Sunday morning for their colleague, and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer voiced his dismay at the killing.

Ukraine crowds protest over Russia summit
Ukraine crowds protest over Russia summit
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  • 2019-12-08 14:49:49Z

Some 5,000 Ukrainians rallied in Kiev on Sunday warning President Volodymyr Zelensky to resist pressure from Russia's Vladimir Putin when the two men meet on Monday for talks on the conflict in Ukraine's east. Protesters held placards with slogans such as "No to capitulation", "Stay away from Moscow" and "Russian gas is a noose around our necks" during the rally, led by Zelensky's political opponents. The two leaders are due to meet for the first time since Zelensky's election in April at the talks in Paris, mediated by French and German leaders Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel.

Trump impeachment gains momentum as vote on charges possible this week
Trump impeachment gains momentum as vote on charges possible this week
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  • 2019-12-08 14:47:43Z

Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Sunday that articles of impeachment were being drafted and it was possible his panel could vote this week on charges against President Donald Trump. Nadler told CNN's "State of the Union" that the panel had "a lot to consider" in determining which charges to file against the Republican president. The committee will hold a public hearing on Monday to consider evidence gathered in the inquiry that focuses on Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face the president in the 2020 U.S. election.

Screams and goodbyes as scores killed in devastating India factory fire
Screams and goodbyes as scores killed in devastating India factory fire

At least 43 people were killed Sunday in a devastating fire that ripped through a bag factory in the congested old quarter of the Indian capital New Delhi, with survivors describing the screams of scores of trapped workers who were sleeping inside. The blaze was the worst in Delhi since 59 movie-goers died in a cinema in 1997, with the city's poor planning and enforcement of building and safety regulations often responsible for such deadly incidents. Tearful relatives spoke of receiving desperate calls from factory workers begging to be freed from the inferno in the dark, poorly lit premises in the commercial hub of Sadar Bazar from around 5:00am (23:30 GMT).

'Saturday Night Live': Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd, James Corden Play 'Bad Boys' in NATO Cafeteria (Watch)

Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd and James Corden popped by "Saturday Night Live's" Studio 8H Dec. 7 to portray Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; President of France Emmauel Macron; and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, respectively. They appeared in the cold open sketch that went behind-the-scenes of a NATO conference to see what went down […]

Whistleblower goes public after leaked documents reveal China
Whistleblower goes public after leaked documents reveal China's crackdown on Uighur Muslims

A Uighur woman living in the Netherlands has gone public about helping to leak secret Chinese government documents regarding human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province because of fears for her safety. Asiye Abdulaheb told Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant that she was involved in last month's leak of papers to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which highlighted the Chinese government's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang. The reveal, which followed an earlier document leak to the New York Times, showed how the Chinese government has indoctrinated and punished over a million Muslims, mainly members of the Uighur ethnic minority, in internment camps. Ms...

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One of the world's largest basic-income trials, a 2-year program in Finland, was a major flop. But experts say the test was flawed.

Two years after Finland launched a basic-income trial for unemployed residents, many of the recipients remained jobless.

Plot Emerged to Fix Venezuela Without Maduro or Guaido

(Bloomberg) -- The standoff in Venezuela briefly took a new twist, according to a report from the Spanish newspaper ABC.People close to both President Nicolas Maduro and his rival Juan Guaido plotted to push both men aside and end the nation's crisis with the rule of a temporary junta, the newspaper reported without citing where it got the information.The article didn't cite sources by name, nor was it completely clear how deeply embedded the plan was before it was discovered and fell apart. But the story suggests a strong desire within the camps of both men to end the standoff between Maduro and Guaido almost a year old. Guaido, the National Assembly president, has been recognized by...

Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws
Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws
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  • 2019-12-08 12:44:48Z

The Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. The report, as described by people familiar with its findings, is expected to conclude there was an adequate basis for opening one of the most politically sensitive investigations in FBI history and one that Trump has denounced as a witch hunt. It began in secret during Trump's 2016 presidential run and was ultimately taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Pardoned soldiers are Trump
Pardoned soldiers are Trump's special guests at closed-door fundraiser in Aventura

President Donald Trump, speaking during a closed-door speech to Republican Party of Florida donors at the state party's annual Statesman's Dinner, was in "rare form" Saturday night.

Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry
Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry

Top Trump administration official Seema Verma asked taxpayers to reimburse her for jewelry and other items that were stolen during a work-related trip in 2018, documents show.

Russia not an enemy? Macron
Russia not an enemy? Macron's Moscow strategy faces first test
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  • 2019-12-08 10:16:26Z

French President Emmanuel Macron this week faces the first major test of his policy of directly engaging with Russia that has disturbed some European allies, as he hosts a summit seeking progress in ending the Ukraine conflict. Joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Macron will bring together Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for their first face-to-face meeting at an afternoon summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday. The stakes are high: this will be the first such summit in three years and while diplomats caution against expecting a major breakthrough, a failure to agree concrete confidence-building steps would be seen as a...

Mayor Pete Turns to God to Win Over Black Supporters
Mayor Pete Turns to God to Win Over Black Supporters

As Mayor Pete Buttigieg kickstarts his campaign to win over African-American voters who are skeptical of his spotty track record on issues of concern to black communities-or who are entirely unfamiliar with him at all-the millennial mayor is returning to one of the touchstones of his early campaign:

Obergefell: Supreme Court, lawmakers have more to do to prevent anti-LGBTQ discrimination
Obergefell: Supreme Court, lawmakers have more to do to prevent anti-LGBTQ discrimination

Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect - and that means ensuring no one faces unfair treatment because of their LGBTQ+ identity.

Mysterious automated calls, vanished relatives, and sinister Facebook comments: How China intimidates Uighurs who don
Mysterious automated calls, vanished relatives, and sinister Facebook comments: How China intimidates Uighurs who don't even live in the country

Though China's brutal campaign is most active in Xinjiang, many Uighurs living abroad say they've been targeted by Chinese agents.

Katie Hill contemplated suicide after resigning from Congress
Katie Hill contemplated suicide after resigning from Congress

Hill discusses suicidal thoughts, "revenge porn," a toxic marriage and moving forward.

Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan
Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan
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  • 2019-12-08 06:33:42Z

Iran's president says his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. sanctions. Hassan Rouhani spoke during Sunday's opening session of Parliament. "The budget is based on maximum pressure and sanctions," by the U.S., Rouhani said.

Tito Ortiz rolls over Alberto
Tito Ortiz rolls over Alberto 'El Patron' Rodriguez in Combate Americas first pay-per-view

It didn't take long for Tito Ortiz to take out famed wrestler Alberto "El Patron" Rodriguez at Combate Americas: Tito vs. Alberto on Saturday in Hidalgo, Texas. Ortiz finished Rodriguez in little more than three minutes of the first round of the main event, as he continues to prove that age is just a

Houston police sergeant fatally shot responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody
Houston police sergeant fatally shot responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody
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  • 2019-12-08 03:28:00Z

A Houston police officer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence situation on Saturday afternoon. The officer, identified at Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Georgia QB Jake Fromm has day to forget in blowout loss
Georgia QB Jake Fromm has day to forget in blowout loss

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm had almost everything go against him in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Making his third consecutive start in the SEC title game, Fromm threw two poorly placed interceptions, completed less than 50% of his passes for the fifth straight game and had a few

Heisman coronation? Burrow leads LSU past Georgia 37-10
Heisman coronation? Burrow leads LSU past Georgia 37-10

ATLANTA (AP) -- Joe Burrow collected a shiny award as the game's MVP.

Family of twin killed by brother accuses father of pinning blame on son
Family of twin killed by brother accuses father of pinning blame on son
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  • 2019-12-08 02:35:00Z

A Philadelphia father was teaching his twin sons how to load and aim a firearm when one of the teens fatally shot his brother in the chest, according to their family. Fayaadh Gillard, 18, was charged with murder in connection with the death of his twin, Suhail Gillard, but other family members said the charges are based on a false narrative concocted by their father, who allegedly told them to lie about the circumstances in an effort to protect himself from potential prosecution. "My mother allowed them to visit their father after keeping them away because of the type of person he is," Nafis Woods, the twins' older brother, who was not present at the shooting, told ABC News.

A top Trump health appointee reportedly tried to get taxpayers to reimburse her for $47,000 in jewelry that got stolen from a rented SUV
A top Trump health appointee reportedly tried to get taxpayers to reimburse her for $47,000 in jewelry that got stolen from a rented SUV

Seema Verma wrote in her claim that none of the jewelry was insured, and that the items were appraised by a jeweler several weeks after the theft.

North Korea conducts
North Korea conducts 'very important test': KCNA
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  • 2019-12-08 01:43:47Z

North Korea has conducted a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Sunday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. "A very important test was carried out at the Sohae Satellite Launch Site on December 7th, 2019," a spokesman for the North's National Academy of Science said. The result of the latest test will have an "important effect" on changing the "strategic status" of North Korea, the spokesman said in a statement carried by the KCNA news agency.

AOC, Sanders Say I Told You So, as Amazon, Facebook Come to NYC
AOC, Sanders Say I Told You So, as Amazon, Facebook Come to NYC

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are taking a victory lap after Amazon.com Inc. and other technology giants leased millions of square feet of office space in New York City -- without the billions of dollars in government support

'Simplicity is genius': Joshua boxes smart to reclaim titles

Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi Arabia. In the first heavyweight title fight to be held in the Middle East, Joshua toyed with an out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. over 12 unspectacular rounds to win a unanimous points decision, reclaim the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, and avenge a stunning upset by his Mexican-American opponent six months ago.

Trump says Rudy Giuliani will give information about Ukraine to Justice Department, Congress
Trump says Rudy Giuliani will give information about Ukraine to Justice Department, Congress

"He has not told me what he found," President Donald Trump says of an investigation by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in Ukraine.

Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress
Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress

President Donald Trump indicated Saturday that his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani wants to take the information he has gathered from his investigations in Ukraine to the U.S. attorney general and to Congress. Trump said Giuliani had not yet told him what information he has gathered, though the president

UPDATE 2-Four dead in shooting near Mexico's presidential residence
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  • 2019-12-07 23:19:51Z

Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico's National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital's historic downtown, officials said. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was traveling outside of Mexico City on Saturday. Preliminary reports indicated an armed man entered a building on a small street near the palace looking to relieve himself, Mexico City police said.

Alabama mourns 7th police officer killed in line of duty in 2019
Alabama mourns 7th police officer killed in line of duty in 2019
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  • 2019-12-07 23:16:00Z

The state of Alabama is mourning the seventh law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty this year. During a drug bust investigation in Huntsville on Friday, officer Billy Fred Clardy III was shot by "a known offender," who was expected to drop off a large amount of drugs to the undercover officers, according to a statement issued by the Hunstville Police Department on Saturday. The gunman, identified by police as LaJeromeny Brown, allegedly shot Clardy in an area not covered by his bulletproof vest before fleeing on foot.

Top US Marine says young troops should not be blamed for using TikTok, responsibility is with senior leaders
Top US Marine says young troops should not be blamed for using TikTok, responsibility is with senior leaders

"That's not their fault. That's on us," the Marine Corps commandant said of concerns over the app, adding, "I don't blame them for that."

Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser, driver claims he was checking on his dog
Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser, driver claims he was checking on his dog
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  • 2019-12-07 22:41:27Z

A Tesla on Autopilot slammed into two vehicles on Saturday, one of which was a Connecticut State Police cruiser, officials said. The driver of the Tesla told police that he put the car on Autopilot because he was checking on his dog in the backseat, according to a statement from Connecticut State Police. Police had been called to the highway because of a disabled vehicle that was occupying a lane, authorities said.

Former Rep. Katie Hill says the wave of harassment she faced after alleged revenge porn leak left her contemplating suicide
Former Rep. Katie Hill says the wave of harassment she faced after alleged revenge porn leak left her contemplating suicide

Former Rep. Katie Hill now says that she has "to keep going forward, and be part of the fight to create the change" to protect young women.

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law
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  • 2019-12-07 22:09:58Z

A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's "red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported on Friday. Smith was the first in Florida to be charged with defying the law, which went into effect following last year's Parkland high school shooting.

Justin Hartley
Justin Hartley's Wife Chrishell Stause Spotted Without Wedding Ring Days After Moving Out

Justin Hartley's Wife Chrishell Stause Seen Without Wedding Ring

On Florida trip, Trump to address Jewish group, GOP dinner
On Florida trip, Trump to address Jewish group, GOP dinner
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  • 2019-12-07 21:15:53Z

President Donald Trump's trip to Florida on Saturday will feature separate addresses to a meeting of Jewish Americans and members of Florida's Republican Party. The trip comes hours after Trump celebrated Iran's decision to free a Chinese-American scholar from Princeton University who had been held since 2016. The whole Princeton University community is very thrilled, and it was a one-on-one hostage swap,'' Trump told reporters as he left the White House.

Biden calls Sanders
Biden calls Sanders' pitch to leverage Israel aid 'bizarre'
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  • 2019-12-07 21:10:57Z

Joe Biden said Saturday that it is "bizarre" for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn't moderate its treatment of Palestinians. Biden and Sanders support a "two-state solution" for Israel and the Palestinians, and both men have criticized political leaders on each side of the long-standing conflict.

Henrik Stenson delivers big moment to win in Bahamas
Henrik Stenson delivers big moment to win in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Winless in more than two years, Henrik Stenson found himself in the middle of a wild chase to the finish Saturday with Tiger Woods and the elite in golf all around him.

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US relations with Saudi
Pensacola naval base shooting tests US relations with Saudi
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  • 2019-12-07 20:33:30Z

Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia in the wake of a Saudi Air Force student's shooting spree at a Navy base in Florida. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in California played down any initial impact on U.S.-Saudi ties. President Donald Trump described a conciliatory conversation with the Saudi king.

New Jersey journalist re-arrested in Nigeria after brief glimpse of freedom
New Jersey journalist re-arrested in Nigeria after brief glimpse of freedom

Omoyele Sowore, imprisoned in his home country of Nigeria since August, has been freed from government custody, but still has to stand trial.

Could Mexico
Could Mexico's Version of the Marine Corps Crush the Cartels?

Could this work?

Mike Pence
Mike Pence's office says it doesn't know what Adam Schiff wants declassified in impeachment inquiry

Democrat has asked the vice president to declassify supplemental testimony over his Sept. 18 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Kratom is widely available in gas stations, despite experts
Kratom is widely available in gas stations, despite experts' warnings of addiction, risks

Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer at Hazelden Betty Ford, said use kratom is becoming normalized, despite risks.

Pensacola Navy base shooting victim
Pensacola Navy base shooting victim 'saved countless lives,' family says

Joshua Watson was shot at least five times, according to his dad. After being shot, he reached first responders and gave a description of the shooter.

Anti-US tweets, a Saudi student, a Navy hero: What we know about the NAS Pensacola shooting
Anti-US tweets, a Saudi student, a Navy hero: What we know about the NAS Pensacola shooting

Officials are investigating whether a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday by a Saudi aviator in training was motivated by terrorism.

'I felt like I was going to die': A harrowing look into CIA torture from the eyes of a detainee

A CIA detainee's drawings detail the brutal reach of torture. They are part of a new Seton Hall report called "How America Tortures."

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