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US President Donald Trump had earlier in the month formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as making plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City. Yet, Trump's fans are yet to appreciate the damage done by the move. Recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital puts the USA out of step with the rest of the world, and legitimises Israeli settlement-building in the east - considered illegal under worldwide law.
  • Indiana's November jobless rate declines to 3.7 percent

    Indiana's November jobless rate declines to 3.7 percent

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    The state did add 9,800 jobs over the prior month and the number of unemployed people dropped slightly, but it wasn't enough to move the jobless rate. The statewide unemployment rate is down from 4.9 percent in November 2016. Hawaii's rate was the lowest in the nation at 2 percent. Monthly workforce estimates are cooperatively produced and released by the Maine Department of Labor, Center for Workforce Research and the U.S.
  • Barca Star: I Want Coutinho To Join Us

    Barca Star: I Want Coutinho To Join Us

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    The Catalan sports press have given a Brazilian focus to their front covers, not for the first time, with Paulinho and Coutinho making the headlines. "Neither Emre nor Phil has given me, for one second, the impression that they are not interested in what we are doing here". "As long as nobody comes to me and says he's gone or has signed a new contract".
  • NK rejects claim it is developing biological weapons

    NK rejects claim it is developing biological weapons

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    Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said earlier this month that North Korea was the "greatest immediate threat to the US" In reaction to North Korea missile tests and threats, the US has engaged in a major joint military exercise this month with the South Korean army that involved more than 12,000 personnel.
  • Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program

    Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program

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    Even though the Department of Defense made a decision to defund the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program in 2012, its backers say the program remains in existence, the Times reported . Of course, while Tom DeLonge has always been involved in furthering the existence of UFOs, aliens, and intergalactic life, in recent years he's managed to really step up his research.
  • USA blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

    USA blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

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    Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The country has repeatedly denied responsibility for WannaCry and called other allegations about cyber attacks a smear campaign. South Korea also a year ago accused North Korea of hacking the personal data of more than 10 million users of an online shopping site and dozens of email accounts used by government officials and journalists.
  • Trump official claims North Korea to blame for WannaCry cyber attack

    Trump official claims North Korea to blame for WannaCry cyber attack

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    A spokesman for South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles North Korean affairs, said on Monday the government was considering "countermeasures", including more sanctions, over the cyber attacks. He said North Korean hackers were still at work last week, and were shut down by a retaliatory response by the USA and others. In January this year, U.S.
  • Local citizens honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

    Local citizens honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

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    Xpress delivered the wreaths to the cemetery. "It was a moving day and an honor to be part of such a massive worldwide program to remember our veterans and teach the next generation what it means to have the freedoms that we do", Dobrosielski told WHAV, adding that 1.5 million wreaths were placed nationwide.
  • House forced to vote again on tax reform bill

    House forced to vote again on tax reform bill

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    The Republicans' final drive to deliver the tax package to Trump begins Tuesday with a vote in the House . The Republican bill was approved on a 227-203 vote, with no Democrats supporting it. "I think there are various ways to improve this". Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee. "This is America's comeback", added number two House Republican Kevin McCarthy.
  • Palestinian girl filmed trying to provoke soldiers is arrested

    Palestinian girl filmed trying to provoke soldiers is arrested

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    Ahed's father, Bassem Tamimi, wrote on his Facebook page shortly after the raid, stating that IDF forces have arrested his daughter. Israeli incitement, led by Israeli army leaders and officials to arrest the girl, was, according to Israeli media, was because the general feeling that the Israeli army was humiliated despite the countless crimes committed by the Israeli army against the Palestinians.
  • Amtrak Train Derails on Highway Bridge in Washington State

    Amtrak Train Derails on Highway Bridge in Washington State

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    Seventy-seven people were transported to hospitals in Pierce and Thurston counties, the Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health healthcare network said. Pierce County Sheriff's office said "injuries and casualties" have been reported but no numbers are available at this time.
  • US Vice President Mike Pence delays Middle East trip

    US Vice President Mike Pence delays Middle East trip

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    Instead, the trip will be rescheduled for the week of January 14, officials told reporters. Pence would potentially have to break a tie vote in the Senate on the tax bill, but that scenario become more remote on Monday after Sen. But ever since Trump's December 6 announcement about Jerusalem, America's role in the region has come under fire, and nowhere more so than in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
  • Rob Lowe shows his gratitude to Southern California firefighters during wildfires

    Rob Lowe shows his gratitude to Southern California firefighters during wildfires

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    The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties might be out of sight, but it's certainly not out of mind among South Bay residents. "It's nice to have a couple of days in a row where we've had good progress", Brown said. About $110 million has been spent fighting the massive blaze, fire officials said. On Friday, the main firefighting effort was to keep the fires from spreading to California's most populated regions.
  • One killed in small plane crash in Franklin County

    One killed in small plane crash in Franklin County

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    A second dog survived the crash and showed up at a nearby home, according to Indiana State Police. The plane crashed about 9:10 p.m.in a wooded area northwest of Oldenburg, Ind . The cause of the crash is unknown, but Wheeles said state police are working closely with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause.
  • What We Know About the Final Draft of the GOP Tax Bill

    What We Know About the Final Draft of the GOP Tax Bill

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    Republicans need that money to pass giant tax cuts for the rich without violating their budget resolution (which forbids them from adding more than $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next ten years). The Florida senator's (cogent) argument being that working parents who don't earn enough money to pay much federal income tax - but are still subject to payroll taxes - shouldn't get a smaller child-care subsidy than millionaire couples do.
  • Woman 'mauled to death by own dogs' in grisly attack in US

    Woman 'mauled to death by own dogs' in grisly attack in US

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    KTLA reports that Bethany Lynn Stephens of Goochland, Virginia, had been gone for a day since she left to walk her dogs , so her father went out in search of her. Agnew said they were seeking to have the animals euthanized. "When we looked at the kennels, they looked like they had been broken open and went to go help her".
  • AP report: Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    AP report: Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

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    The investigation involves whether the Trump campaign helped out in Kremlin-directed cyberhacking efforts to helped the president win the election. At issue is how the special counsel obtained the materials. Complicating matters is that Langhofer, the lawyer who sent the letter to the Congressional committee chairs, said in the memo that there was an understanding that TFA was the custodian of the emails.
  • Donald Trump holds phone call with Vladimir Putin over North Korea crisis

    Donald Trump holds phone call with Vladimir Putin over North Korea crisis

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    This indicates they have confidence in what President Trump is doing in this sphere. Trump may have anticipated Kim could fire the Juche Bird and made the call to the Russian supremo to prevent the destructive weapon from being fired. "What did someone see that was egregious about this?" But Russia is inextricably linked to any discussions regarding North Korea , so Trump also doesn't have much of a choice.
  • Trump Admin Bans CDC From Using Words Like 'Science-Based,' 'Diversity'

    Trump Admin Bans CDC From Using Words Like 'Science-Based,' 'Diversity'

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    The Hill reported that, "Analysts are reportedly prohibited from using the phrases in official documents they prepare for the 2019 budget, which is expected to be released in February". In response to ABC News' request for comment from the CDC, an HHS spokesperson responded in a statement. Many CDC employees reportedly aren't happy about the changes.