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Republicans grill deputy attorney general over perceived special counsel bias

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defends special counsel Robert Mueller and says he had seen no cause to…

Blue Origin launches, lands upgraded spacecraft with 'Mannequin Skywalker' aboard

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Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having "the largest windows in space."

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Former Apprentice contestant Omarosa to leave Trump administration

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The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of U.S. President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month.

Tina Smith named to replace Al Franken in U.S. Senate

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Minnesota's governor has appointed Democratic Lt.-Gov. Tina Smith as U.S. senator to replace Al Franken, who announced his resignation after being accused of sexual harassment.

Stacia Robitaille describes 'aggressive' encounter with Donald Trump

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Stacia Robitaille, the wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille, has tweeted about an encounter with Donald Trump more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden, saying Trump "was aggressive & told me I was…

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Alaska lawmaker refuses to quit amid claims of misconduct by 7 women

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Alaska state Rep. Dean Westlake won't heed calls to step down after 7 woman accused him of inappropriate behaviour.

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Ancient giant penguin was as big as Sidney Crosby

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Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was bigger than many full-grown humans, with a mass of about 100 kilograms.

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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

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Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, a list that includes four first-time nominees.

Crews gaining on huge California fire, but wind threat remains

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After announcing increased containment on one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials warn that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again.

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Tillerson says U.S. open to talks with North Korea 'without preconditions'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has softened the U.S. stance on possible talks with North Korea, calling it "unrealistic" to expect the nuclear-armed country to come to the table ready to give up a weapons of mass destruction program that…

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In Doug Jones's Alabama win, 'decency' trumps partisanship

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Doug Jones made an appeal for "decency" to prevail over partisanship. Deeply conservative Alabama apparently listened, overturning a quarter-century of voting habits to elect him on Tuesday night in a stunning rebuff of U.S. President…

Canadians won't escape the impact of another rise in U.S. interest rates: Don Pittis

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A U.S. rate rise today seems like a foregone conclusion, with more to come. Canadian borrowers should ask, "How many more?"

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FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

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Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year,…

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Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore in stunning Alabama Senate upset

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Polls have closed in Alabama after a turbulent Senate race in the longtime Republican stronghold.

Tuesday, Dec 12

50 dogs removed from South Korea meat farm recovering in Canada

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After the humane society shut down a dog meat farm in South Korea, about 50 of the 170 canines were brought to Canada, where they will eventually be placed in homes.

Trump lashes out at 'false accusations' of sexual misconduct, Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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U.S. President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."

Monday, Dec 11

Women who accuse Trump of sexual misconduct call for Capitol Hill investigation

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Three women who have previously accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories Monday on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today and at a separate news conference, calling for a congressional investigation into the numerous allegations the…

Suspect, 3 others injured in 'attempted terrorist attack' at NYC transit hub

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A pipe bomb strapped to a man went off in the New York City subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring him and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour, law enforcement officials said.

Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire

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Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds, on Monday held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings and charred an area larger than New York City.

Sunday, Dec 10

Heavy snow in U.K. causes highway closures, flight cancellations

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Snow caused travel disruptions across central England and northern Wales on Sunday, grounding flights, shutting down roads and triggering traffic accidents.

Israeli, French leaders tangle over Trump's Jerusalem decision

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The leaders of France and Israel have sparred verbally over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Israel says tunnel stretching across border from Gaza destroyed

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The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred metres into Israel.

In rare North Korea visit, UN presses need to 'reduce the risks of conflict'

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The United Nations political affairs chief told senior North Korean officials during a visit to Pyongyang this week that there was an "urgent need to prevent miscalculations and open channels to reduce the risks of conflict," the world…

Saturday, Dec 9

Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as winds set to strengthen

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Firefighters in Southern California are under pressure to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds are expected to strengthen again.

Iraq 'completely liberated' from ISIS, says prime minister

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After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announces that the fight against the Islamic State group is over. But Iraqi and American officials warn that key challenges remain.

Trump says Trudeau left out lumber, energy while talking trade numbers

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U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a disagreement with Canada's prime minister, then sprinkled his tale with some questionable statistics about international trade.

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

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Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which has roiled the region and…