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Newspaper Claims Doctor Possibly Helped Save Trump From Vietnam War

Newspaper Claims Doctor Possibly Helped Save Trump From Vietnam War Donald Trump and his father Fred Trump are seen in 1987. Elysa Braunstein and Sharon Kessel, the daughters of Larry Braunstein, told the Times that their father - as a "favor" - provided the fall 1968 diagnosis of bone spurs that helped Trump get a medical exemption. [Full Article...]

Rain, Snow, Sleet, Then Big Change In Weather Pattern

Rain, Snow, Sleet, Then Big Change In Weather Pattern A heavier band of up to a foot of snow was expected to fall along a line from South Dakota through Minnesota's Arrowhead, including the Twin Ports. Officials expected travel along Interstate 29 and I-94 to be treacherous. A quick and potentially heavy burst of snow will drop a couple to a few inches of snow on metro area roads Wednesday evening and overnight, which is what prompted the Winter Weat... [Full Article...]

Dog without nose waits for forever home in Florida

Dog without nose waits for forever home in Florida Those who know Sniffles are hopeful someone will find it in their heart to give him a loving home. Orange County Animal Services officials said the "Poodle and Pooch Rescue" always needs cash to pay vet bills for special needs animals like Sniffles. [Full Article...]

Walmart Santa charged in deaths of his 2 kids, shocking neighbors

Walmart Santa charged in deaths of his 2 kids, shocking neighbors Neither had been reported missing. The bodies are believed to be those of Mary Crocker , 14, who has not been since October, and her brother, Elwin Crocker Jr., who vanished in November 2016, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. [Full Article...]

Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown

Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown People walk up the steps even though the National Archives is closed with the partial government shutdown in Washington. Nothing new. Except we need border security'. "It's stressful for staff, it's stressful for inmates, and the government shutdown and not knowing if you're going to get a paycheck in a couple of weeks is an unneeded stress", he said. [Full Article...]

‘I can’t tell you when’ government will reopen

‘I can’t tell you when’ government will reopen He said of incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that the Democratic leader is "calling the shots", and according to Bloomberg , even suggested that's the case because if not, she won't have the votes to become Speaker in mere days. "We represent many workers making salaries in the high 20s to low 40s". But several federal employees living across the country paint a different picture. [Full Article...]

Putin Lauds Successful Test Of Hypersonic Missile System

Putin Lauds Successful Test Of Hypersonic Missile System This new live fire test, which resulted in a planned strike on a missile testing range in eastern Russian Federation, is the first decent footage we've seen of the system in action. As it stands, USA military experts offer a grim assessment of America's ability to intercept such a missile: "We don't have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us", said US Air Force Gen... [Full Article...]

Magnitude 4.8 quake in Italy causes damages, injuries

Magnitude 4.8 quake in Italy causes damages, injuries The 4.8-magnitude quake had damaged numerous buildings, injuring at least ten people, La Republicca reports . It comes two days after an eruption at the volcano, which sent a huge column of ash into the sky and caused the temporary closure of Catania airport on Sicily's eastern coast. [Full Article...]

NBC News Misfires On Article Slamming Trump For Not Visiting Troops

NBC News Misfires On Article Slamming Trump For Not Visiting Troops North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense ministers agreed in February to a bigger "train-and-advise" mission in Iraq after a US call for the alliance to help stabilize the country after three years of war against Islamic State. Donald Trump has visited Iraq for an unannounced first meeting with USA troops serving in the region. His replacement, a former Boeing executive, has scant foreign polic... [Full Article...]

One dead in South Dakota plane crash

One dead in South Dakota plane crash The victim was onboard the plane when it crashed. Regan Smith, the Sioux Falls Emergency Manager, said the plane was heading south when it crashed into the home in the east of the city. Firefighters were able to "knock down" the fire that resulted from the crash within 10 minutes, he said. "(It) sounded like a plane did a nose dive into the ground", Jamison said. [Full Article...]

Russia expands economic sanctions on Ukraine, targeting 250 people and businesses

Russia expands economic sanctions on Ukraine, targeting 250 people and businesses Russian Federation on Tuesday expanded its economic sanctions on Ukraine , adding more than 250 people and businesses to a blacklist first announced at the start of November. The measures take immediate effect but can be canceled if Ukraine revokes its sanctions against Russian nationals and companies, according to President Vladimir Putin's decree issued in October. [Full Article...]

Attack on government building in Afghanistan leaves 43 dead

Attack on government building in Afghanistan leaves 43 dead Gunmen stormed a government building in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday and killed 43 people in a standoff with security forces lasting some eight hours. US forces make up the bulk of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission that is training and advising Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban and IS militants. [Full Article...]

Sydney Olympic Park: Residents evacuated from 'cracking' tower, with trains cancelled

Sydney Olympic Park: Residents evacuated from 'cracking' tower, with trains cancelled Residents of the 51 units that were deemed structurally unsafe were escorted back to gather their belongings. Engineers and the building's managers remained on site. Police are reported to have forced open the main doors to help residents leave. Another resident told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation there were cracks on the building's 12th and 13th floors. [Full Article...]

GoFundMe for border wall raises more than $2M in just 3 days

GoFundMe for border wall raises more than $2M in just 3 days The GoFundMe page's description says Kolfage - whose mother's side of the family immigrated from Mexico - feels "deeply invested" in securing the United States' borders to ensure safety for future generations. He said a point of contact had been established with the Trump administration on where to send the funds. Then Trump tried to get the American people to pay for it , even though it w... [Full Article...]

Five killed in China as hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians

Five killed in China as hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians It also showed police wrestling a person to the ground. State-run news agency Xinhua reported the suspect was a 48-year-old local man surnamed Qiu. "The initial police investigation showed that on that day, the suspect had a conflict with an official of the neighbourhood committee, with whom he had always been at odds, during the official's visit to his home", Xinhua said. [Full Article...]

Christmas celebrated in Kashmir amid biting cold

Christmas celebrated in Kashmir amid biting cold He acknowledged the role of Christian brethren not only towards the creation of Pakistan but also for its progress, the Inter-Services Public Relations said. This was as former President Olusegun Obasanjo appealed to Nigerians not to abort the peace the country is now enjoying. Senate President Bukola Saraki in his Christmas message on Tuesday felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians as th... [Full Article...]

Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli

Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli They say a second suicide bomber was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosive vest. Reporting from Tripoli , Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahid said a security official and an employee of the ministry were killed in the attack on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

False alarms of more tsunamis wreak havoc on Indonesia

False alarms of more tsunamis wreak havoc on Indonesia The tragedy was compounded by damage in Indonesia from a previous tsunami in September, plus earthquakes in July and August. "We can't sleep at night - and if we get to sleep a vehicle goes past with sirens and we wake up again, on edge", said Enah, a 29-year-old woman who managed to survive with her family. [Full Article...]

China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over Canada detention concerns

China accuses Britain, EU of hypocrisy over Canada detention concerns In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Meng's case is part of an independent legal process with no outside political influence. "Canada's attempts to resolve a conflict with China by roping in its allies will never work", it said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant

Donald Trump spends Christmas Day delivering poisonous TV rant No sooner had Trump signaled he might be backing off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico - easing away from a partial government shutdown - than he took a U-turn after being scolded by conservative allies and pundits, who accused him of wavering on a campaign promise. [Full Article...]


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