• Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

    Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

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    The most recent one-vote margin in a House race was in 1991. The caucus vote comes after a day after Democrats appear to have secured a 50-50 tie in the lower chamber with a one-vote election victory after a recount in a Newport News House district.
  • European Union wants Brexit transition to end December 2020

    European Union wants Brexit transition to end December 2020

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    There are now 160 worldwide bank branches operating in the United Kingdom, 77 of which are from the European Economic Area (EEA), with assets of more than £4 trillion. Carney told the Treasury Select Committee that it did not make sense to tell banks they must create subsidiaries, causing a "tremendous amount of cost and disruption", only to change the guidance if there is a co-operation agreement in the future.
  • Remains found in Montana match ages of missing Skelton boys from 2010

    Remains found in Montana match ages of missing Skelton boys from 2010

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    The Missoulian reports that Missoula police launched an investigation after a cleaning crew found the box when the former tenant was evicted from the property. "There has been nothing previously reported to police linking the brothers to Montana, and it is not known at this time if the remains are from related siblings", the release said.
  • Wreaths Across America & Naval Base Kitsap Honor Fallen Service Members

    Wreaths Across America & Naval Base Kitsap Honor Fallen Service Members

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    The wreaths laid at the 2017 event, she noted, exceeded the 4,300 placed previous year, but fell just 2,000 shy of filling the entire cemetery. "What the actual wreath laying is for is to remember, honor, and teach individuals they should remember the veterans that come before us and fallen and honor them by laying a wreath", said Shawn Howren, location coordinator.
  • Christmas celebrations cancelled in Jesus' hometown, Nazareth

    Christmas celebrations cancelled in Jesus' hometown, Nazareth

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    Nazareth, a Muslim-majority city in Israel where Christians believe Jesus was raised, has officially canceled its Christmas celebrations this year. According to the Bible, the city of Nazareth is where the archangel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary she would bear the saviour, making it one Christianity's holiest sites.
  • New York City Port Authority Explosion

    New York City Port Authority Explosion

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    The explosion triggered a massive emergency response by police and fire both above and below ground, tangling subway and bus service at the nearby Port Authority bus terminal. The person in custody appears to be injured, according to the federal law enforcement source. Later, Donald Trump said the bombing proved the U.S. must "fix its lax immigration system".
  • Israel hits Gaza after rocket fire: Army

    Israel hits Gaza after rocket fire: Army

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    Three Palestinians were lightly wounded in the strikes, the health ministry in Gaza said. In response to the rocket fire, the IDF targeted a number of terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip . The IDF reported that it tracked progress of the tunnel even before it extended into Israeli territory utilizing "unique tools combined with advanced technology, intelligence and operational capabilities".
  • Winter storm watch issued for Jefferson, Lewis counties

    Winter storm watch issued for Jefferson, Lewis counties

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    Low temperatures will dip into the 20s, but it will be warmer along the lakes. Anticipated snowfall ranges from up to five inches in southern Michigan to more than a foot of snow expected further north along Lake Michigan. More is expected with lake enhancement in the Snowbelt. A strong cold front will cross the region early Tuesday. It's blustery, windy and cold out there, and the Lake Erie waves are churning! The big story will be heavy lake effect snow on the backside of this clipper.
  • Mohamed Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017

    Mohamed Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017

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    Every year, Africa's best player is named based on fans' votes. He becomes the third Egyptian after Mohamed Barakat (2005) and Mohamed Aboutrika (2008) to win the award. Salah scored the latest of his ever-growing haul in a red shirt in his first Merseyside derby, a stunning curled strike after evading two Everton defenders with strength and skill.
  • IDF pummels Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attacks

    IDF pummels Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attacks

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    The Israeli army immediately denied this, saying in a statement "contrary to Palestinian reports earlier today, the (army) did not attack in the northern Gaza Strip". On Friday, two protesters were shot dead in skirmishes with Israeli troops along Gaza's border. In recent years Israel has largely refrained from carrying out so-called "targeted killings" of militants in the enclave in an apparent attempt to avoid heightening tensions along the Gaza border.