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Obama is rushing to Trump-proof the White House

08 December 2016

WASHINGTON — Since Election Day, President Barack Obama has appointed 56 people to boards, commissions and offices in the hopes that they remain in those posts for years to come. He has reduced the prison sentences of 79 federal inmates. He has handed out the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 people who he said [...]

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Northern California coast

08 December 2016

LOS ANGELES — A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Thursday morning. The quake occurred about 100 miles off the coast of Eureka, near the Oregon border, around 6:50 a.m. local time. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The depth of the quake was about 6.2 miles, according to [...]

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Carrier union president says Donald Trump “lied his ass off” about saving jobs — and Trump fires back

08 December 2016

Who acted more presidential? With friends and fellow union members slated to lose their jobs, Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1999 at the Carrier plant, wasn’t happy that Donald Trump took credit for saving more than 1,100 positions at the plant while delivering a $7 million tax break to Carrier and their [...]

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Santa ‘fat shames’ boy and makes him cry, then resigns amid backlash

08 December 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Forest City man portraying St. Nicholas in the town’s Santa House who apparently told a child to “lay off” the burgers and fries has resigned amid backlash from the community. Nine-year-old Anthony Mayse visited the Santa on Saturday and asked for an iPod Touch and a drone for Christmas, but left [...]

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Trump’s pick to lead the EPA is a climate change denier (who’s suing the EPA)

08 December 2016

The nominee has extensive ties to fossil fuel companies Gage Skidmore Scott Pruitt The current nominee to head the EPA. Also, someone who is currently suing the EPA. Scott Pruitt, currently the Oklahoma Attorney General, has been nominated by President-elect Trump to be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Environmental groups have [...]

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Trump called ‘risk factor’ in company filings

08 December 2016

CHICAGO — In the list of potential risk factors that companies include in their regulatory filings, a new one has surfaced: Donald Trump. Methode Electronics, a Chicago-based designer and maker of parts for automotive, appliance and other industries, on Thursday added the president-elect to its list of potential “risk factors.” Disclosures of a wide range [...]

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John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95

08 December 2016

John Glenn, who became an American hero as the first U.S. citizen to orbit the Earth and then relived that glory 36 years later as the oldest man to go into space, has died. He was 95. Glenn, who also served for 24 years as a U.S. senator from Ohio, died after being hospitalized in [...]

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Trump chooses former WWE executive Linda McMahon to head Small Business Administration

08 December 2016

Linda McMahon, who co-founded the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise and spent a fortune on two unsuccessful runs for the U.S. Senate, was named Wednesday as President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Small Business Administration. “Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America’s entrepreneurial spirit all across [...]

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Founding father of British prog rock Greg Lake dies

08 December 2016

London (dpa) – British guitarist Greg Lake, who is counted among the founding fathers of progressive rock, has died at the age of 69. Lake, who gained fame as the frontman of King Crimson and rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer in the late 1960s and early 1970s, succumbed to cancer after a long struggle [...]

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Fatah responds to Netanyahu: We’re proud of Barghouti

08 December 2016

Tawfik Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and former head of the Palestinian Authority intelligence services, on Tuesday evening dismissed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu”s condemnation of Fatah over its election of archterrorist Marwan Barghouti to its Central Committee. Tirawi said that the Palestinians are proud of Barghouti for being “a leader and a [...]

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Protesters outnumber supporters of alt-right advocate

08 December 2016

Hundreds of protesters face off with supporters of Richard Spencer, self-styled leader of the so-called ‘alt-right,’ during talk at A&M University By Ricky Ben-David Richard Spencer, the self-styled leader of the so-called alt-right movement, speaks at Texas A&M University on December 6, 2016. (Screenshot) Protesters at Texas A&M University demonstrate against a speech on December [...]

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A rags to riches, real-life Hollywood legend: Kirk Douglas turns 100

08 December 2016

He’s ruggedly handsome with his trademark cleft in his square chin, a Hollywood film legend: Issur Danielovitch Demsky. Who? The world knows him as Kirk Douglas. And on Friday he turns 100 years old. A look at Kirk Douglas and his only-in-America career Los Angeles (dpa) – At Thanksgiving, Kirk Douglas’s daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones posted [...]

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Anti-Jewish internet troll guilty of harassing British politician

08 December 2016

London (dpa) – An anti-Semitic internet troll, who attacked a British lawmaker in a series of blog posts, has been found guilty of racially aggravated harassment. Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 24, called Luciana Berger an “evil money-grabber” and sent a picture on Twitter of her with a Holocaust-era Star of David on her forehead accompanied by the [...]

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Denmark’s chief rabbi: No legal ban on circumcision

08 December 2016

Rabbi Yair Melchior, the chief of rabbi of Denmark and a member of the Council of European Rabbis, clarified on Wednesday evening that the Danish Medical Association did not recommend a legal ban on circumcision before the age of 18. The clarification came following reports in the media that the Danish Medical Association had considered [...]

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