• Donald Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS advisory council
Donald Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS advisory council

No explanation was given by the president regarding their terminations, although some expect the firings are politically motivated. It should be noted that, during the Obama administration, nearly all of George W. "I can only speculate", said Gabriel Maldonado , a remaining member of PACHA. The firing of the council members "is another outland...

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  • Expect two to four inches of powdery snow today: National Weather Service
Expect two to four inches of powdery snow today: National Weather Service

Snow quickly moves out early Saturday morning and we start off the weekend with bitterly cold temperatures. Snow began around 2pm and has continued to fill in and become heavier. Temperatures will be in the teens by the 1 p.m. kickoff, and we'll have a brisk breeze out of the northwest nearing 20 miles per hour, making for wind chills near zero.

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  • Ulysses Wilkerson's Brutal Beating Leads To Investigation Of Alabama Police Department
Ulysses Wilkerson's Brutal Beating Leads To Investigation Of Alabama Police Department

The statement continues, "Officers had to use physical force to affect the arrest". Police said they used an amount of force "reasonable and necessary" to contain the situation. Suffering facial injuries Wilkinson was transported to a Birmingham hospital. She added: "Please share this". Numerous 61,000 shares of the Facebook post said they we...

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  • President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation
President Trump Calls FBI 'Tainted' Amid Russia Investigation

Trump went on to remind the reporters of his "absolute right" to do as he wishes with the Justice Department, alluding to earlier speculation that he could fire Mueller and close down the Russian Federation probe. Trump randomly bringing up Paul Manafort's brief tenure as Associate Director of the Presidential Personnel Office for Ronald Reagan ...

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  • Soccer star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election
Soccer star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

Mr Weah, 51, will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female president, in the country's first democratic handover of power since 1944. Turnout was "nowhere near that of the first round held in October", our correspondent said, attributing the low numbers to a seven-week delay in holding the runoff.

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  • Home and Away actress in critical condition after two-car collision
Home and Away actress in critical condition after two-car collision

The family's vehicle was involved in a head-on collision on the Princes Highway at Mondayong on the New South Wales south coast in Australia, with 50-year-old Craig Anthony Whitall, who was driving the other auto involved, also killed on impact.

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu 'blesses' Guatemala's decision to relocate embassy
Benjamin Netanyahu 'blesses' Guatemala's decision to relocate embassy

He proposed naming the station after Trump "for his courageous and historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital" earlier this month. Trump's December 6 decision has drawn global condemnation, including in a Turkish-sponsored resolution overwhelmingly passed last week by the UN General Assembly.

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  • North Korea may try a change of tactics in 2018
North Korea may try a change of tactics in 2018

USA diplomats have made clear they are seeking a diplomatic solution but proposed the new, tougher sanctions resolution to ratchet up pressure on North Korea's leader. China's ambassador warned against "tough posturing and confrontation". The total is up 12.5 percent from October's $344.9 million but far lower than $613.2 million a year ago.

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  • 'Let Us Celebrate' - Trump Rings In Kwanzaa
'Let Us Celebrate' - Trump Rings In Kwanzaa

Unaffiliated with any religion, Kwanzaa is a celebration of community, family and culture that was established as a way for African-Americans to reconnect with their roots and heritage. In Grand Rapids, if you want to celebrate you can head over to West Michigan Jewels of Africa on Eastern Avenue. The name is derived from " matunda ya kwanza ",...

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  • Virginia communities offer Christmas tree recycling
Virginia communities offer Christmas tree recycling

Trying to figure out what to do with leftover Christmas Trees? The program, which began in 1988, collects discarded Christmas trees which are then chipped into mulch and offered to the public at no cost. Local municipalities and businesses are also encouraged to call the IDNR office to donate collected or unsold trees. An estimated 550 square m...

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  • Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow
Bus plunges into pedestrian underpass in Moscow

Some unconfirmed reports said that more than 15 people were injured in the accident. The Russian capital is also covered in heavy snow and ice and witnesses say hard driving conditions may have caused the vehicle to lose control. While health officials said four people had died, interior ministry spokesman Col Yuri Titov said the accident had c...

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  • Kentucky woman killed by two pit bulls and husband hurt
Kentucky woman killed by two pit bulls and husband hurt

Two Bell County deputies responded to the scene Sunday morning in Arjay and discovered the woman and her husband "had been savagely attacked" by two pit bulls, the sheriff's department said in a statement. Investigators discovered that the dogs belonged to Johnny Dale Lankford, who was being held in the Bell County Detention Center on charges of se...

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  • Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Guatemala was one of just nine countries to vote against last week's U.N. General Assembly resolution denouncing President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and plans to move the US embassy there. However, it has not been recognized by the global community. Several mainly Latin American countries had diplomat...

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  • Carlow/Kilkenny people urged to check numbers after Lotto win at airport
Carlow/Kilkenny people urged to check numbers after Lotto win at airport

Suzana Sorak, of Willowbrook, won the prize when she matched all five numbers - 03, 05, 19, 24, 40 - on her quick pick ticket, according to the Illinois Lottery. Mr Griffin added: "We are also delighted to be ending the year with our 12th Lotto Jackpot victor of 2017". And it could be someone arriving back to Carlow or Kilkenny for the holidays, ...

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  • 'Horrific': Plane crash kills 5 on Christmas Eve trip
'Horrific': Plane crash kills 5 on Christmas Eve trip

The Cessna 340 plane that crashed at the Bartow Airbase in Florida on December 24, 2017. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said there were "no survivors" of the crash at Bartow Municipal Airport in Bartow, Florida. Among them was a Baltimore city school teacher and a University of Maryland law student. For reasons that are still being investigated...

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  • Box of horse manure addressed to United States treasury secretary
Box of horse manure addressed to United States treasury secretary

Police said the package was marked as being from "the American people". Mnuchin was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to become the next Treasury Secretary. Shortly after its discovery and inspection, the Christmas present was removed from the scene. A neighbor discovered the package and alerted authorities, according to media reports.

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  • United States welcomes Hernandez as Honduras Prez
United States welcomes Hernandez as Honduras Prez

They asked Tillerson also to denounce what they consider "excessive use of force" by Honduran security officials handling the street protests that have taken place since. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), a leading Democratic voice on Central American issues, said he was "angry and deeply disturbed" by the State Department decision.

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  • Man accused of plotting terror attack on SF's Pier 39
Man accused of plotting terror attack on SF's Pier 39

District Court for the Eastern District of California. According to the agent, Jameson "liked" and "loved" ISIS-related social media posts, including one that threatened a Christmas attack in New York City. In the affidavit, Jameson said that he needed ammunition, powder, tubing and nails and that he was trained in the use of both M-16 and AK-47 ...

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  • U.S. claims North Korea is directly responsible for WannaCry cyber attack
U.S. claims North Korea is directly responsible for WannaCry cyber attack

The flaw had been used for years by the US National Security Agency (NSA) for its own ends, but was published at the beginning of the year after a trove of NSA exploits was leaked. On Tuesday, the Foreign Office said: "The indiscriminate use of the WannaCry ransomware demonstrates North Korean actors using their cyber programme to circumvent sancti...

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  • Showers are back by Christmas Weekend
Showers are back by Christmas Weekend

No rain is expected for this evening. Generally cloudy and misty with patches of light rain and drizzle. The end of the week into the holiday weekend is looking at least somewhat unsettled as milder air tries to move back into central NY.

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  • Business as usual for European Union banks after Brexit
Business as usual for European Union banks after Brexit

In a move to allay fears of a pledge for "regularity alignment" with the European Union in the divorce bill, the Prime Minister said she wants "a deal which secures the best possible trading terms with the European Union, enables the United Kingdom to set rules that are right for our situation, and facilitates ambitious third country trade deals"...

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  • Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania
Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

Still, residents moving to the US from other countries continue to be a significant factor in USA population growth as 1.1 million people moved to the USA over the previous year, according to the census bureau . The growth rate of 1.1 percent made North Carolina the 12th fastest growing state, just behind SC and ahead of Montana. In 2017, 38.0 per...

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  • A Single Vote Has Flipped Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates
A Single Vote Has Flipped Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates

Shelly Simonds celebrating outside. The recounted votes still must be certified by a court Wednesday, although officials expected that no ballots would be challenged. Democrats maintained control of the governor's mansion with the election of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. Per Virginia election law, a candidate who lost by less than one percent of the v...

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  • Israel remands Palestinian girl filmed slapping soldier in West Bank
Israel remands Palestinian girl filmed slapping soldier in West Bank

That is precisely what didn't happen this week, and it is what disrupted all of the rules of the game, so much so that Channel 2 commentator Roni Daniel said Monday that he is unperturbed by the possibility that soldiers might be caught on camera beating the girls who disrespected them.

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  • Juan Orlando Hernandez Reelected as President of Honduras
Juan Orlando Hernandez Reelected as President of Honduras

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal made official this Sunday to Juan Orlando Hernández as president of Honduras, with 42.95 percent of the votes. The opposition candidate considered that calling "dictator" Hernández the victor of the November 26 election is a "desperate measure" in response to Nasralla's trip to the United States.

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