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MSNBC trolls Donald Trump with Obama 'Merry Christmas' montage MSNBC trolls Donald Trump with Obama 'Merry Christmas' montage
- December 08, 2017

The tradition began in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House . Here's a closer look at the president's claim. Well, technically it was Laura Benanti , who has been doing her pitch-perfect impression of the First Lady for Stephen Colbert ever since last summer, when she spoofed Melania's keynote speech for the Republican National Convention. (more...)
Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia
- December 08, 2017

There were some very excited people walking around yesterday evening following the historic passage of marriage equality legislation in the Australian parliament. In reassurance, Marti stands up and embraces Berne as he accepts the proposal. Berne has been the ambassador to France since October after many years working in foriegn affairs. (more...)
Blitzboks banking on experience for Cape Town tournament Blitzboks banking on experience for Cape Town tournament
- December 08, 2017

It's a strong statement in what is going to be an incredible year of Sevens rugby - but they have another opportunity to build on their legacy when the Sevens rolls into Cape Town this weekend. A host of others have played 30 tournaments or more. "We played some really good Rugby last round, now the challenge is to step up our game and finish off the key moments in what will be a tough pool in Cape Town". (more...)
Discrimination will always be wrong Discrimination will always be wrong
- December 08, 2017

Except for justices Kagan and Ginzburg, an uneasiness about the case was evident to a greater and lesser degree among the other seven justices. Kennedy, the author of all the court's major gay-rights cases , anxious early in a riveting argument at the high court that a ruling in favor of baker Jack Phillips might allow shop owners to put up signs saying "We do not bake cakes for gay weddings". (more...)
Set Sail With Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP), Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (ADVM)
- December 08, 2017

About 1.06 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Targa Resources Corp has a 52-week low of $39.59 and a 52-week high of $61.83. Jefferies maintained Targa Resources Corp. (NASDAQ:FRED) earned "Buy" rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, February 7. Avalon Advisors Ltd reported 16,831 shares. (more...)
Homes, horses burn in newest California wildfire Homes, horses burn in newest California wildfire
- December 08, 2017

By daybreak, the fire had expanded to about 2,500 acres, and by about 8:30 a.m.it was listed at about 4,000 acres, with hundreds of people under mandatory evacuation orders . "The fire growth is just absolutely exponential", Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said. "All that firefighters can do when we have winds like this is get out ahead, evacuate people and protect structures". (more...)
European Union and Japan agree trade deal European Union and Japan agree trade deal
- December 08, 2017

The EU-Japan EPA is one of the largest and most comprehensive economic agreements that either the EU or Japan have concluded so far. "Japan and the European Union will join hands and build an economic zone based on free and fair rules", Abe told reporters in Tokyo. (more...)
Two civilians martyred as Indian troops target funeral across LOC
- December 08, 2017

Pakistan Army retaliated and an Indian soldier killed in an exchange of fire while four to five others wounded, the statement read. In Rajouri district, Pakistan Army opened fire and shelled areas in Kalal, Laam and Jangarh sub-sectors of Noushera sector yesterday, police said. (more...)
PM: Muslims can't accept United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital PM: Muslims can't accept United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
- December 08, 2017

Earlier during his policy address at the Umno general assembly in Kuala Lumpur , Najib, who is also the Prime Minister, said it was a shocking proposal by United States to recognise Jerusalem, which is one of the three holy sites of Muslims, as Israel's capital. (more...)
Trump Travel Ban, Back in Action, Faces More Court Showdowns Trump Travel Ban, Back in Action, Faces More Court Showdowns
- December 08, 2017

Trump . On Monday, December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two separate, but related, orders staying lower courts' preliminary injunctions against President Trump's most recent travel ban (see our previous alert ). The Supreme Court has decided that Donald Trump's ban against six Muslim-majority countries can go into full effect. Officials within the ACLU and other critics of the Trump presidency have continually referred to the travel ban as an anti-Muslim policy that reflected ... (more...)
Trump Campaign Offered WikiLeaks Documents Ahead of Election, Email Suggests Trump Campaign Offered WikiLeaks Documents Ahead of Election, Email Suggests
- December 08, 2017

The email was provided to investigators working on the Congressional inquiry into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign team and Russian officials during the 2016 U.S. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for Trump Jr., told CNN that his client did not recall receiving the email and did not take any action on it. The White House did not respond to requests for comment, and efforts to reach WikiLeaks for comment were unsuccessful. (more...)
Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire
- December 08, 2017

As the fire burned on Tuesday, the Foothill (210) Freeway was closed in both directions between the Golden State (5) Freeway and the Glendale (2) Freeway, but the freeway had been reopened by Wednesday afternoon, though some freeway ramps remained closed, according to the California Highway Patrol. (more...)
Winter Storm Warning issued for some counties Winter Storm Warning issued for some counties
- December 08, 2017

Saturday, as low pressure off the East Coast gains a more intensity, a broad area of snow will fall along much of the I-95 corridor from New England to Virginia and parts of North Carolina. SNOW MAP: Updated accumulation potential map. A dusting of snow overnight made for a slippery Thursday morning commute throughout Northwest Indiana. (more...)
BJP MP Nana Patole resigns from Lok Sabha after criticising senior leaders BJP MP Nana Patole resigns from Lok Sabha after criticising senior leaders
- December 08, 2017

Patole had been raising issues of agrarian distress, particularly from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra where several farmers have committed suicide. Dissident BJP Maharashtra leader Nana Patole, who has been publicly attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi , announced on Friday that he had resigned from the Lok Sabha and quit the party too. (more...)
Silence Breakers named Time magazine's Person of the Year Silence Breakers named Time magazine's Person of the Year
- December 08, 2017

The concept was started by an activist, Tarana Burke , years ago, but it began to dominate national conversation in October after celebrities took to social media and used their own sexual abuse stories in the wake of the scandal over movie mogul Harvey Weinstein . (more...)
Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi' Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi'
- December 08, 2017

The identity of the buyer became something of a parlor game. New York Times revealed that the painting was paid for through an agent, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, and many believe that Prince bin Salman, friends with Prince Bader, funded the bid. (more...)
Planned Parenthood under investigation by Justice Department over sale of fetal tissue Planned Parenthood under investigation by Justice Department over sale of fetal tissue
- December 08, 2017

The Hill reported last month that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had asked the Senate for documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling that agents may be investigating the organization. The vice president of government affairs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dana Singiser, has said that "Planned Parenthood has never, and would never, profit while facilitating its patients' choice to donate fetal tissue for use in important medical research". (more...)
Briton members of IS should hunted, killed- Defence Minister Briton members of IS should hunted, killed- Defence Minister
- December 08, 2017

In an interview with the Daily Mail , Gavin Williamson said: "Quite simply, my view is a dead terrorist can't cause any harm to Britain". Phillippe Sands QC, Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London said a policy of targeting and killing British Isis fighters would be "inconsistent with English, European and international law, as well as with United Kingdom foreign and domestic policy for almost a century since the ... (more...)
Ithaca Police Still Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect Ithaca Police Still Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect
- December 08, 2017

On Nov. 19, at approximately 6:25 p.m., a white man entered the Papa Murphy's, located at 16015 Lancaster Highway in the South Division. On Nov. 17, at approximately 5:20 p.m . Police believe that the suspect is connected to five other robberies in Charlotte that started November 15. A Milledgeville businessman was seriously injured Thursday morning following an attack by a man who walked into a business and robbed it at gunpoint. (more...)
SC allows Punjab Govt to construct Orange Line Train project SC allows Punjab Govt to construct Orange Line Train project
- December 08, 2017

The proceedings in SC began when Punjab government had filed petitions with the Supreme Court after seeking expert opinion following Lahore High Court's verdict ordering halt of the Orange Line construction. The Punjab government, National Engineering Services Pakistan (Nespak), Punjab Mass Transit Authority, Lahore Development Authority and Civil Society Network had challenged the judgment of the Lahore High Court in which the high court ordered to stop construction work near 11 ... (more...)
Pak air chief vows to shoot down intruding USA, other drones Pak air chief vows to shoot down intruding USA, other drones
- December 08, 2017

Pakistan has always condemned drone strikes on its soil but has never said before they would shoot them down. As per a report in The Times of India , Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman made the statement to an audience in Islamabad on Thursday in the wake of a USA drone strike that left three militants dead in Pak-Afghan border last month. (more...)
Funeral To Be Held Wednesday for Slain San Marcos Officer Funeral To Be Held Wednesday for Slain San Marcos Officer
- December 08, 2017

San Marcos police say Officer Kenneth Copeland's funeral will be Wednesday at Community Bible Church in San Antonio. Eventually, Mettz exited his home without incident and was taken into police custody, although he was wounded. The women also alleged Mettz threatened them if they filed charges against him. It wasn't clear if he shot himself or if a cop fired at him during a standoff. (more...)
Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine
- December 08, 2017

Pence is set to travel to Israel from December 17 to 19, where he is expected to address the country's parliament. Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas issued a vociferous condemnation of Trump's announcement as a violation of "all worldwide and bilateral agreements and resolutions", saying the move would disqualify the United States from any future role as mediator in the conflict. (more...)
Trump's approval rating at 32% Trump's approval rating at 32%
- December 08, 2017

In October, the president saw a 34 percent approval rating. According to the Pew poll, 68 percent of Democrats and 44 percent of Republicans say they are at least somewhat confident Mueller will conduct a fair investigation. Just 32% of those surveyed between November 29 and December 4 approved of the way Trump is managing his presidency. Though the decline was not as steep, Trump's approval rating also dropped among adults 50 and older (from 47 percent to 38 percent) as well as among ... (more...)
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.20 Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.20
- December 08, 2017

Synchrony Financial comprises about 3.9% of Westchester Capital Management Inc.'s holdings, making the stock its 12th largest position. The firm owned 238,723 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 3,152 shares during the period. (more...)
China angrily denies buying political influence in Australia China angrily denies buying political influence in Australia
- December 08, 2017

The changes will make it much easier to prosecute foreign nationals intentionally interfering with Australia's political system, but some commentators fear they will have unintended consequences. The Australian government argues that Dastyari should quit Parliament for giving Huang counter-surveillance advice a year ago when he told the Chinese citizen to leave his cellphone inside his Sydney mansion while they stepped outside to talk. (more...)
Lawmakers Approve Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown Lawmakers Approve Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown
- December 08, 2017

That threat forced House Republican leaders to delay their vote on the short-term spending bill until possibly Thursday, pushing the federal government closer to the midnight Friday shutdown deadline. "The White House is supportive, but also I think that we recognize the ability of Congress to self-regulate", he said. NPR's Kelsey Snell has more from Capitol Hill. (more...)
Mobile US (TMUS) to Buyback $1.50 billion in Shares
- December 08, 2017

Sarbit Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in T Mobile Us Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $51.52 billion market cap company. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that T-Mobile US, Inc. will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current year. (more...)
Minnesota woman sues after being bitten by leashed police K-9 Minnesota woman sues after being bitten by leashed police K-9
- December 08, 2017

The video shows the K-9 wander behind the dumpster. The dog's jaws were clamped around the right arm of Desiree Collins, a 52-year-old woman who happened to be taking out her garbage when the K-9 attacked. Collins' lawsuit seeks punitive damages, though a dollar amount is not mentioned. Right after the attack, St. Paul police helped Collins get groceries and change the dressings on the injuries, the lawsuit says, but police stopped helping her when they found out she had retained legal ... (more...)
Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Hariri support meeting Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Hariri support meeting
- December 08, 2017

Hariri, a wealthy Sunni businessman with long ties to the kingdom, had denounced Iran during his resignation speech and said he was outside Lebanon because he feared for his family's safety. "Lebanon's stability is a priority to ensure stability in the region". Also on Friday, Macron and Hariri expressed concern over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with Hariri noting that it would "further complicate the peace process and poses a ... (more...)

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