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Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble

What's more, he was convinced that Trump couldn't win and that he would do great damage to the image of the Republican Party in the process of losing the election. She said she had received a "deluge" of comments on social media and in private communications from Trump loyalists anxious that the president-elect might choose Romney as secretary of state . Read More »

EPA hands down ruling on renewable fuels

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The total renewable fuel volume will grow 1.2 billion gallons from 2016 to 2017, a 6 percent increase. The final EPA figure for 2017 was higher than the 18.8 billion gallons proposed in May. "Following repeated calls and pressure on the EPA to set strong blend levels, today's announcement that the statutory level for corn ethanol is met is good news for North Dakota farmers and biofuels workers", said Heitkamp. Read More »

Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

Further north in the prefecture of Aomori , about 16,5000 ducks were being culled. In addition, three other farms within a 10-kilometer radius holding about 400,000 fowl were prohibited from taking the birds to market or transporting them outside of the farms. Read More »

Fundraiser launched for store manager berated on video

Grady posted video of the incident at Michaels to Facebook, where it started to go viral. As of late Monday, it had been viewed almost 600,000 times. She also claimed that the Black women discriminated against her because she was a White Trump supporter. "Why don't you go home to your husband who's cheating on you?" "Your job is to ring people up and tell them to have a nice day", the customer says. Read More »

Four found dead in Fairbanks hotel

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The man in the hallway is a family member. The Fairbanks Police Department has announced that their preliminary investigation shows that 22-year-old McKay Hutton is allegedly responsible for shooting three other victims before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide in Fairbanks, Alaska , on Friday. Read More »

Priests allow to grant absolution for abortion: Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has called on Catholics around the world to "unleash the creativity of mercy" following the end of his special Jubilee year, writing in a new apostolic letter that, while the year's Holy Doors have closed, "the door of mercy of our heart continues to remain wide open". Read More »

Zika No Longer Global 'Health Emergency,' WHO Declares

David Heymann, chairman of the WHO's Emergency Committee, announced that the Zika virus considered "under International Health Regulations" (IHR) doesn't meet the requirements of a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern PHEIC". Read More »

Sunny skies Wednesday, cooler weather in central Oklahoma

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Then showers likely after midnight. Cloudy skies for Wednesday across the Tri-State, with a high near 54. Southwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 miles per hour after midnight. Thursday night .Partly cloudy. Low around 40. Friday night .Clear. Read More »

Zika No Longer World Health Emergency, WHO Declares

Most people infected with Zika never develop symptoms, but infection during pregnancy can cause devastating birth defects, including microcephaly, in which a baby's skull is much smaller than expected because the brain hasn't developed properly. Read More »

Jayalalithaa's mental functions 'absolutely normal': Apollo Hospitals

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Speaking to reporters here, he said Jayalalithaa is breathing and sleeping well, and is on ventilator only for 15 minutes in a day. Jayalalithaa, who has been in hospital since 22 September, said she has been slogging for the growth of the people of Tamil Nadu and her party from day one of her public life on the advice of her mentor and AIADMK founder chief MG Ramachandran. Read More »

Whole-fat milk consumption associated with leaner children, research finds

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The study, which looked at 2,745 children aged two to six-years-old, also revealed children who drank one cup of whole milk had comparative vitamin D levels to those who drank nearly three cups of one per cent fat milk. All milk products in Canada are fortified with vitamin D to prevent the skeletal disease rickets and to promote strong, healthy bones and teeth. "Cow's milk is something that more or less every child consumes and it surprises me that we don't know the answer to what the best ... Read More »

Lightning have no choice but to push on without Stamkos

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The rotation of Sabres skates continues once again! Those are very impressive numbers for a defenseman, but they aren't necessarily suprinsing. Kucherov has been playing on the top line with Stamkos and fellow Russian winger Vladislav Namestnikov for most of the season, resulting in major contributions from all three players. Read More »

Was dog patted by polar bear just very lucky?

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He said it was a "beautiful sight to see". It's not the first time polar bears have been caught on camera having fun with dogs. De Meulles, born and raised in Churchill, has never seen anything like it. Ladoon breeds the rare sled dogs, which are impervious to the cold - and clearly fearless too. "The dog was chained up and they're totally vulnerable", he said. Read More »

Jamaal Charles undergoes yet another knee scope

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A healthy Charles would be a welcome addition, but relying on the 29-year-old runner to save the day is unreasonable. The injury would rear its head again in 2016, with Charles undergoing surgery to alleviate pain in the same knee after returning for three games of limited action. Read More »

Polar Bear Befriends Dog and Even Learns How to Pet it.

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They make an odd couple, but a big-bodied polar bear and diminutive dog threw caution to the tundra winds and cuddled up in northern Manitoba over the weekend. "I've known the bears to have somewhat friendly behavior with the dogs", he told the outlet. He said it was a "beautiful sight to see". "These are like lions, these dogs", Ladoon told the CBC . Read More »

Jamaal Charles undergoes second knee scope

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NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Charles underwent a knee scope on Monday, per team trainer Rick Burkholder. Charles, who had been experiencing pain in both knees, was placed on the injured reserve list on November 1. Read More »

Gwen Iffil's Death Puts the Spotlight on Endometrial Cancer

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The words had an ominous ring. Some members of a Springfield church attended by a teenaged Gwen Ifill are remembering the late journalist as a kind and smart person who was really into books. Ifill eventually spent more than a decade in newspaper journalism before moving to broadcast journalism, by which time all three major networks were reportedly vying to hire her. Read More »

Texans beat Jaguars 24-21 for 1st road victory of season

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One of his better throws of the whole year tied the game up at 7-7. The Texans are 0-3 this season away from Houston and have yet to cause a turnover in games against New England, Minnesota and Denver while totaling a minus-6 turnover differential. Read More »

Supermoon will be a big beauty if skies clear

In the East, the moon will have set Monday morning before it is totally full. The moon will reach perigee within two hours of becoming full, according to NASA . But those in the know say that it has not been quite so close since 1948, 68 years ago. "I've been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon ", Noah Petro, a NASA scientist , said in a statement . Read More »

Sales up but growth slows on China's "Singles Day"

The Chinese e-commerce giant kicked off this year's Singles' Day on Friday after a glamorous televised event enlisting Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson , sports celebrity David Beckham, basketball legend Kobe Bryant and pop-rock band One Republic to headline a pre-sale gala and drum up global attention. Read More »

Texas Linebacker Malik Jefferson Injured, Will Not Return

Lost in the noise of West Virginia surviving a late Texas Longhorns push and D'Onta Foreman matching Earl Campbell's record of 11 straight 100-yard performances was true freshman Shane Buechele becoming Texas' all-time freshman passing leader following Saturday's 318-yard effort. Read More »

Mother and Daughter Hikers Bump Into Hillary Clinton in the Woods

That's the town where Bill and Hillary Clinton have lived for the last 16 years. She said Clinton hugged her back and "exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk". She explained, "It was a very dark day yesterday, I just feel like the fact I ran into Hillary while I was trying to clear my head, was sort of like a hopeful sign". Read More »