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A few of the very best photos of Sunday's Supermoon

That night will also feature a lunar eclipse, when the moon, earth and sun all line up. During a supermoon , technically called a 'perigee syzygy, ' the moon can appear up to 30% brighter than usual. Sunday's moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons. The Supermoon, or Full Cold Moon, made its first and last appearance of 2017 on Sunday night.

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Embattled Michigan Rep. John Conyers announces retirement

A cousin of a staffer who accused Rep. John Conyers of sexual harassment says the woman's claims are true - and the pol harassed her, too, an affidavit released Monday says. The 88-year-old Democrat is the longest-serving current House member. "Look, this goes with the issue of politics, the game of politics, which we're in", Conyers told host Mildred Gaddis.

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Cold Temperatures Late This Week

The cold front will move through Tuesday afternoon, and there will be rain and maybe some embedded thunderstorms starting sometime during the mid-morning hours ahead of the frontal passage with wind gusts up to 20 mph possible. Friday morning temperatures are above freezing, but possibly borderline cold enough to support a little wintry mix within the cold rain. Tuesday will be a soaker with periods of heavy rain expected throughout the day.

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North Korea: US 'begging' for war with 'largest ever' joint aerial drill

A natural quake of magnitude 2.5 was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, Seoul's weather agency said. Washington is battling to maintain worldwide solidarity in the face of the North nuclear threat after Russian Federation warned that sanctions have failed and China sidestepped talk of an oil embargo.

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BJP on way to big victory in UP civic polls

The UP civic poll results would give a strong boost to the BJP ahead of the crucial Gujarat Assembly elections where polling is scheduled for December 9 and December 14. The SP, however, secured the second position overall as it won 202 corporation wards, 45 Nagar Palika Parishad chairman seats and 83 Nagar Panchayat Chairman posts.

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Manafort to put up Manhattan condo, Hamptons home to make bail

He and his wife have handed over their passports, his lawyer said in Thursday's court filing. According to court papers filed on Thursday , special counsel Robert Mueller's team has agreed that if Manafort posts the four properties - two in NY, one in Florida, and one in Virginia - it would be enough to ensure he doesn't flee the country or otherwise violate bail conditions.

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Bhansali says Padmavati work of fiction, CBFC says will consult historians

Some panel members said it seemed that Bhansali's movies tend to target communities, thus triggering social tension. BJP MP Anurag Thakur issued a statement yesterday which read, "Taking a stand to bring an end to the controversy, Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur-led Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, has invited Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, along with Director of the film Sanjay Leela Bhansali , to ...

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First lady goes with classic, traditional Christmas decor

Each one of us is a child of God. "As we approach the end of the year we got to thinking, "Did Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren fundraises off of Trump's "Pocahontas" jab Dem senator slams Trump's "moral authority" after 'Pocahontas" remark Bill Press: Religion flunks morality MORE really bring Christmas Back to the White House?'" said host Chris Hayes, on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes", before rolling the clip.

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Trump has plan to declare Jerusalem Israel's 'undivided' capital

A formal announcement could come as early as next week, the officials said . The White House is considering new steps toward formally recognizing a unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the USA embassy there, sources told ABC News.

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White House plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief

Nauert added that Tillerson "serves at the pleasure of the president". "This is a job that he enjoys". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to leave his post in January, sources told Fox News , with CIA Director Mike Pompeo being eyed to take his place.

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Scam Artists Accidentally Verify Post's Reporting on Moore Sexual Abuse

It's pretty clear what was happening here: Phillips wanted to catch Post reporters talking in a way that suggested they were out to get Moore . Red flags were raised during the interview process when Phillips reportedly kept asking The Post reporters for their opinions on how her story might effect Moore's race, and whether her story might crumble his chances to win.

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Melania Trump Lashes Out At 'Salacious' Article

That included a retweet by Trump on Tuesday of a tweet by his wife in which she relayed that "the decorations are up!" One added: "Pointless. When @realDonaldTrump sees 'a attractive woman, [he] just start [s] kissing them.' I hear he doesn't 'even wait".

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Trump Criticized CNN International & The Internet Quickly Came To The Network's Defense

Blitzer narrated a segment Monday that featured four minutes of clips with CNN reporters on unsafe reporting assignments in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea, Bangladesh and elsewhere. If they can't do their job, then dictators will not be held accountable. Some see the move as an effort to hand the network over to a conservative buyer, like Rupert Murdoch.

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How to legally cut a Christmas tree on Alaska public lands

Upside-down Christmas trees are common among many Slavic groups-Carpatho-Rusyns, Poles, Slovaks, and Ukrainians. They are tightly sheared when grown as Christmas trees to create a dense, full shape. Soon the smaller pair of legs backed out from under the tree and seven-year-old Logan ended observation of his father's efforts and joined his mother.

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Gun background checks hit an all-time high on Black Friday

Hopeful gun owners sent in a record number of single-day requests to the FBI's background-check system on Friday. Federal authorities, meanwhile, have for years openly complained that incomplete databases and staff shortages make it hard to keep pace with the constant stream of background checks required of most new gun purchasers and efficiently trace firearms used in crimes.

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Flights disrupted as Bali volcano spews ash

Hengki added that his party asks passengers to update the contact number or e-mail address listed on the ticket, so that the Garuda Indonesia can contact the passengers in case there is a change in flight schedule. "Seismic activity is characterized by low frequency earthquakes". The danger zone around Agung was also reduced from a radius of 9 to 12km from the peak in different areas, to a radius of 6 to 7.5km.

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Myanmar and Bangladesh have Reached an Agreement to Return the Rohingya Refugees

Foreign minister Mahmood Ali and Myanmar's minister for state counsellor's office Kyauw Tint Swe signed the instrument, read a statement of Bangladesh's foreign ministry. "The key test of any democracy is how it treats its most vulnerable and marginalized populations, such as the ethnic Rohingya and other minority populations", Tillerson said.

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Trump administration to end 'temporary protected status' for Haitians

Amanda Baran, policy consultant at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, called the termination of the status a "heartless decision" and said the Trump administration has no plan in place for the US -born children who may now lose their Haitian parents and caregivers to deportation.

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India expresses outrage over Hafiz Saeed's release

The Ministry of External Affairs opined that the release of Hafiz Saeed is an attempt by Pakistan to "mainstream" those blacklisted terrorists. It also appears to be an attempt by the Pakistani system to mainstream proscribed terrorists. Challenging India's disagreement over releasing him, Hafiz Saeed said that India did everything to keep him under arrest but all the efforts are in vain.

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Guarantee safe return of Jadhav's wife: India to Pak

Pakistan offered a meeting between Jadhav and his wife on "humanitarian grounds". Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India has sought sovereign guarantee from Pakistan on safety and security of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife if she visits the Country.

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Chilly Wednesday Followed By Pleasant Thanksgiving Pattern

As you're getting up conditions outside will be clear to mostly clear with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-40s and winds will be out of the north at 5-15 miles per hour. The vast majority of Northeast Kansas will stay dry, but it will be a gloomy start to our Tuesday . Saturday night temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark of 32 degrees.

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Hafiz Saeed to walk free, Pak court orders release of 26/11 mastermind

The Judicial Review Board comprising judges of the Lahore High Court passed the order, observing there were no substantial evidence submitted by the government to prove his involvement in terror activities. Saeed's release may also coincide with the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in which at least 166 people were killed. Hafiz Saeed term will be expiring next week.

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President Donald Trump Leads Turkey Pardoning At White House

Minnesota produces 46 million turkeys each year. Trump's first turkey pardoning is in keeping with a White House tradition of almost three decades. The 45-pound birds are officially named "Drumstick" and "Wishbone", but the 4-H team getting them ready for the White House nicknamed the pair "Bow" and "Tie".

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Democratic Strategist Calls for Al Franken to Resign

Menz said her own encounter with Franken, which she described as "uncomfortable", took place two years after he was elected to the Senate. Franken issued an apology, but he has still faced calls for him to resign and a potential ethics investigation.

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Saudi Arabia leads Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Regional tensions have risen between Sunni monarchy Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Islamist Iran over Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's surprise resignation and after an escalation in Yemen's conflict. Hezbollah, both a military force and a political movement, is part of a Lebanese government made up of rival factions, and an ally of Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

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'PM Modi Fears Rahul Gandhi's Transformed Image': Sharad Pawar

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) - the party's highest decision-making body - will be meeting on Monday to chalk out a schedule for the party president's election. The party sources said the election process was likely to be completed before the Gujarat Assembly elections, which starts on December 9. On the last day of filing the nomination, if no other contestant files his/her nomination against Gandhi, then he will be declared president unopposed.

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Megyn Kelly: Donald Trump Is 'Tone Deaf' for Criticizing Al Franken

But at least four pastors on that letter, which apparently had been recycled from before the GOP primary and before the sexual assault allegations had come to light, say they hadn't given permission for their names to be used again. Moore has been accused by two women of initiating unwanted sexual encounters when he was in his 30s and they were 14 and 16. "He will not step down", Kayla Moore said.

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Those who had doubts must introspect: Jaitley on Moody's upgrade for India

Talking about policy decisions like demonetisation and GST implementation, he said that a series of steps taken by the government are taking Indian economy to a greater formalisation and digitization which is being universally acknowledged.

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Lamborghini donates special vehicle to Pope Francis. What he's doing with it

Lamborghini has created a one-off special edition of its Huracan supercar for Pope Francis . The Huracan starts at around $200,000, though I suspect this one will go for a bit more than that. The Pope Lambo and the Pope Mobile. Pope Francis has taken receipt of a set of keys for a fancy new Lamborghini - but is unlikely to be taking a tour around the Vatican gardens in it.

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Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis

Aoun's statement was carried by the state-run National News Agency. Lebanon accused the Saudis of holding Hariri against his will. Hariri earlier in a broadcast cited concerns over meddling by Iran and its Lebanese ally, the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah, in regional affairs.

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We'll buy arms from Russia, Philippines' Duterte tells Putin

Duterte - sometimes described "Trump of the East" because of his brash and mercurial style - had said on Wednesday that he would tell the US president to "lay off" if he raised the issue of human rights when they met. And nearly all of them also have the same problem. Duterte's scorched-earth campaign has reportedly claimed thousands of lives since 2016, drawing condemnation from human rights groups, worldwide media and Western capitals.

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Roy Moore nearly certainly isn't going to be a senator

On the Democratic side, one of the Senate's moderate members is helping Moore's challenger raise campaign funds, underscoring the party's wary approach in an Alabama race that until recently was viewed as a virtually certain win for the GOP.

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'I would NEVER' call Rocket Man Kim Jong Un 'short and fat'

The US President fired off half a dozen messages ahead of his official welcoming ceremony in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, which he is visiting as part of his Asia tour. Trump has traded insults and threats with Kim in the past amid escalating tension over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs as North Korea races toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States -something Trump has vowed to prevent.

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Strong 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Western Iran, Damages Villages

A strong quake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region yesterday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said. Photos and videos of extensive damage in both Iran and Iraq poured in on social media shortly after the quake.

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Moscow drafts 'reciprocal measures' over United States demands on Russia Today

The Duma is obliged to give its laws two preliminary approvals before passing them, which Volodin said could happen next week. Such a registration would require any reporting to be labeled as being financed or influenced by the Russian government , among other restrictions.

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Priti Patel on the brink, as new meetings with Israeli officials revealed

Ms Patel, a Brexit campaigner who was popular in Ms May's Government, headed back to London yesterday after cancelling a planned trip to Africa to respond to the reports that she failed to declare meetings with Israeli officials in a breach of diplomatic protocol.

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Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Top Trump Campaign Officials

Feinstein, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she had not seen any evidence that any "dirt" regarding emails linked to Hillary Clinton, which court records said Papadopoulos discussed with a foreign contact close to the Russian government, was given to the Trump campaign.

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Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job

Ironically, one of Briskman's responsibilities at Akima was to monitor the company's social media presence. Briskman told the Huff Post that she got canned because her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, found her actions "lewd" and "obscene".

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Could Flynn be the next member of Trump's orbit to face indictment?

Flynn, who was sacked after just 24 days on the job, was one of the first Trump associates to come under scrutiny in the federal probe now led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. "Let them do that", Ryan said, adding that he's said this "all along". After Trump fired James Comey in May, the former FBI director testified that the president had suggested to him that the bureau drop a potential criminal investigation into Flynn.

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Iran adds missile to annual anti-US pageant

After Iranian students seized the USA embassy in Tehran in 1979, they spent years painstakingly reassembling the intelligence reports shredded by the CIA officers who were some of the last workers captured, according to the BBC. State television said similar celebrations were being held in other Iranian cities and towns. "The United States must convince Iran that its security would be enhanced through regional arms control".