• Trump considering Petraeus for secretary of state post

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    Asked if he'd been offered the Cabinet position Monday, Petraeus replied, "We'll see where is goes from here". Trump himself was also positive, tweeting "Just met with General Petraeus - was very impressed! ". Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who was getting new attention from Trump's team. Steven Aftergood, who directs the project on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, said, "It suggests that much of the campaign hoopla directed ...
  • Deadly Fire Kills 9 at Oakland Warehouse

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    We knew people were in there, and we were trying to get them out. "It was a labyrinth", said Mark Hoffmann, deputy chief of the Oakland Fire Department. I once had a conversation with Lorin Ashton-aka electronic music artist Bassnectar-for an article in the local Santa Cruz, Calif. newsweekly. An electronic-music party dubbed Golden Donna 100% Silk was set for Friday night at the warehouse, called "The Ghost Ship" by the artists who used it.
  • North Korea rejects United Nations sanctions, briefs envoys in Pyongyang

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    The new sanctions target North Korea's hard currency revenues by placing a cap on coal exports, cutting them by at least 62 per cent. "We've chose to entirely disapprove foreign vessel which called at North Korean ports in the past year to enter the country's ports", Lee told reporters, noting the government doubled the previous prohibition period.
  • Electoral College safeguards our votes

    Electoral College safeguards our votes

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    If that happens, the House would select the president from the top three vote-getters, with each state getting one vote. We have Constitutional amendments that guarantee the right of all citizens to vote regardless of race, gender and age for citizens who are 18 years of age and older, as well as an amendment to empower citizens to directly elect U.S.
  • Penn State erases 21-point deficit to claim Big Ten title

    Penn State erases 21-point deficit to claim Big Ten title

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    He finished 22 of 31 for 384 yards. His yardage total broke the previous mark of 304 yards set by Michigan State's Connor Cook in 2013. Penn State received the kick off to start the game . "It's up to you, committee". After being outplayed by Wisconsin for much of the first half, they dominated the second, outscoring the Badgers 24-3.
  • Syria army seizes new rebel district in Aleppo: monitor

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    Eastern Aleppo is now encircled by government troops, and the fighting has affected thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. "I was feeling it would be a awful battle ending by Christmas-New Year". But they will not leave the city. Russian Federation said today that it was ready for talks with the United States about the withdrawal of all Syrian opposition factions from eastern Aleppo where advances by the Russian Federation and Iran-backed Syrian army and its Shia militia ...
  • 'Thunderstorm asthma' deaths in Melbourne rise to six

    'Thunderstorm asthma' deaths in Melbourne rise to six

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    These small pieces enters people's lungs causing breathing problems. The phenomenon happens during a thunderstorm when downdrafts of cold air concentrate pollens and mold spores before sweeping them into the high humidity of clouds. "Omar was the fittest of the group", Talic said. A team of experts is now trying to determine whether severe asthma storms can be predicted in the future.
  • Thailand's crown prince formally becomes new king

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    His accession to the throne will end a period of uncertainty during which Privy Council President Prem Tinsulanonda, a 96-year-old former prime minister, has been serving as regent. Analysts say Vajiralongkorn, untested until now, will have to manage competing military cliques. Although most Thais are devoted to the royal institution, it is hard to gauge how they feel privately about Vajiralongkorn because of harsh laws that mandate a prison term of three to 15 years for anyone found guilty ...