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Abrams ends Georgia governor bid; says she'll file lawsuit

Abrams ends Georgia governor bid; says she'll file lawsuit ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor's race on Friday, but pledged to fight the former secretary of state's "gross mismanagement" of the elections with a federal lawsuit.


San Francisco chokes on toxic air as wildfires rage

San Francisco chokes on toxic air as wildfires rage Schools and tourist attractions across the San Francisco Bay Area were shut Friday and residents were urged to remain indoors as smoke from California's deadliest ever wildfire -- a three-hour drive away -- produced air quality levels worse than in polluted megacities in South Asia. The closures came as the number of people missing from the giant Camp Fire, which has devoured an area roughly the size of Chicago since it broke out last week, soared to more than 600, with 63 confirmed dead. President Donald Trump is set to visit the tinder-dry state on Saturday to meet victims of the inferno, which has laid waste to the town of Paradise at the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, destroying around 10,000 homes.


'You Were Busy': Trump Marvels At Antonin Scalia's Large Brood At Medal Ceremony

'You Were Busy': Trump Marvels At Antonin Scalia's Large Brood At Medal Ceremony Editor's Note: We'd like to remind readers that they are choosing to read this


Elvis Presley awarded US Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump

Elvis Presley awarded US Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump Rock and roll star Elvis Presley has been posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, by President Donald Trump. Presley's velvety voice filled the White House briefly on Friday when a recording of one his songs was played at a ceremony hosted by the president to honour the king of rock 'n roll. Presley was part of an eclectic group of seven Americans being awarded the Medal of Freedom, including the late baseball legend Babe Ruth and Antonin Scalia, the conservative Supreme Court justice The living recipients included Miriam Adelson, who, like her casino tycoon husband Sheldon Adelson, is a heavyweight Republican party donor. Mr Trump's homage to Presley - who once met with President Richard Nixon at the White House in 1970 - paused for a recording of the gospel song "How great thou art." President Richard Nixon meets with Elvis Presley December 21, 1970 at the White House Credit: National Archives/Getty Images Mr Trump said that playing music was his idea but when the richly toned performance stopped after just a few seconds, the disappointed president complained that staff organising the event "have no promotional ability." Mr Trump also recalled that he had attended an Elvis performance himself decades ago, where overexcited fans were "ripping the place apart, screaming. They were going crazy." The other recipients were retiring Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, one of the longest-serving senators in US history; Alan Page, who was elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court after an NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears; and Roger Staubach, the Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation's most powerful Republican donors. Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, accepts the Presidential medal of Freedom award Credit: AFP The Adelsons gave Mr Trump's presidential campaign a $30 million (£23 million) boost in the final months of the 2016 race. The couple followed up this election cycle by donating $100 million to the Republican Party for last week's midterms. Dr Adelson, 73, is an Israeli-born, naturalised US citizen who earned a medical degree from Tel Aviv University and founded a pair of drug abuse treatment and research centers in Las Vegas and Tel Aviv. She and her husband own the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Israel Hayom newspapers. The Adelsons are also avid supporters of Israel. Their passion for strengthening the country, along with Israeli-US relations, has helped keep such policy priorities as relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem front and center in the Republican Party and the Trump administration. Orrin Hatch is one of the longest serving senators in US history Credit: AP Mr Trump moved the embassy in May, and Mr Adelson, who had offered to personally fund the move, sat in the front row for the ceremony. Robert Weissman, president of the public interest group Public Citizen, questioned whether the decision to recognise Dr Adelson was based on merit. "It's emblematic of the corrupt and transactional presidency of Donald Trump, and it is a shame, but not a surprise, that he is corroding and corrupting a civic treasure, an honor like the Medal of Freedom," Mr Weissman said. Elliott Abrams, who held foreign policy roles under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, called the complaints "ridiculous." Mr Abrams noted that Dr Adelson has donated her time and her money to combatting addiction. He contrasted her award with those given by President Barack Obama to Chita Rivera, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Ellen DeGeneres and Warren Buffett, among others. President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson Credit:  UPI / Barcroft Images "People who said nothing about all of that and now criticise the medal for Dr Adelson are simply being nasty and partisan, and are not actually taking a look at her remarkable knowledge and charity in the chemical addiction field," Mr Abrams said. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Mr Trump used the process followed by previous administrations to settle on his group of honorees. It was coordinated by the staff secretary's office, incorporating recommendations from the public, relevant presidential advisory bodies, the Cabinet and senior White House staff, she said. The award is given to individuals "who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." Dr Adelson said she was "deeply humbled and moved by this exceptional honor." "Liberty is at the heart of my decades of work against substance abuse. Drug dependency is enslavement, for the user and his or her family and society, and treatment an emancipation," she said in a statement Thursday. Fletcher McClellan, a political science professor at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, said presidents have no limits on making these awards. "He has total discretion as to who and when and how," said Prof McClellan, who has studied the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018

List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018 While many stores push the limits of Black Friday and offer store hours on


Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality More than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.


A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You? Here's what the science says


Bullseye! Hilarious photos capture dogs showing impressive concentration before catching treats

Bullseye! Hilarious photos capture dogs showing impressive concentration before catching treats This unique collection of photographs shows the concentrated faces of dogs just before catching their beloved treats. Professional photographer Christian Vieler, from Germany, shot the latest series of his “Dogs Catching Treats in Trouble” collection with hilarious results. Some of the 48-year-old’s images show the happy faces of successful catches, whereas others illustrate pooches’ shocked reactions on seeing such large amounts of treats thrown at them at once.


How To Cook A Heritage Or Pasture-Raised Turkey For Thanksgiving

How To Cook A Heritage Or Pasture-Raised Turkey For Thanksgiving In the not-too-distant past, all Thanksgiving turkeys came from the grocery


Most popular air route for US Thanksgiving this year: LAX to SFO

Most popular air route for US Thanksgiving this year: LAX to SFO The air route between Los Angeles and San Francisco is set to be the busiest corridor over US Thanksgiving this year, says OAG. 



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Trump Says He's Completed Written Answers For Mueller, But Not Turned Them In - NPR


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Trump Says He's Completed Written Answers For Mueller, But Not Turned Them In
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President Trump has completed written answers to questions about the Russia investigation from Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. The president told reporters on Friday that he wrote the answers, not his lawyers, and that he did so ...
Trump-Russia: president says he has answered Mueller's questions – live The Guardian
Associate of Trump ally expects Mueller contact soon on plea deal Reuters
'Preparing for the worst': Mueller anxiety pervades Trump world Politico
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Facing Deadlier Fires, California Tries Something New: More Logging - Wall Street Journal


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Facing Deadlier Fires, California Tries Something New: More Logging
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FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR, Calif.—Obscured amid the chaos of California's latest wildfire outbreak is a striking sign of change that may help curtail future devastating infernos. After decades of butting heads, some environmentalists and logging ...
PG&E shares, debt rebound as regulator soothes bankruptcy fear Reuters
Fire Death Toll Hits 63; Sheriff Says Hundreds Still Missing Bloomberg
Wanted parolee shot dead by deputies near California Camp Fire evacuation zone NBCNews.com

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CNN's Jim Acosta Must Have White House Credentials Restored, Judge Rules - New York Times


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CNN's Jim Acosta Must Have White House Credentials Restored, Judge Rules
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A federal judge on Friday directed the White House to restore the press credentials of Jim Acosta of CNN, a win for media advocates and news organizations in a major legal test of press rights under President Trump. The judge, Timothy J. Kelly of ...
CNN reporter Jim Acosta heads 'back to work' after judge orders White House to restore his press credential USA TODAY
CNN's Acosta back at White House after judge's ruling Miami Herald
Was the 'Intern' Who Took Acosta's Microphone Actually the Deputy Press Secretary? Snopes.com

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A legal takedown of genocide

A legal takedown of genocide Despite a four-decade delay in justice, a United Nations-backed court established on Friday that the Khmer Rouge had indeed committed genocide in Cambodia during its reign. The two most senior and surviving leaders of the radical group, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were convicted of the most heinous of crimes – the killing of innocent minority groups en mass in the late 1970s. The verdict may further assist Cambodians in coming to terms with their “killing field” past.


Democrats’ reliance on seniority clashes with enthusiasm for fresh faces

Democrats’ reliance on seniority clashes with enthusiasm for fresh faces Rep. Diana DeGette, Democrat from Colorado, is done with waiting. For “probably” 12 years, she says, she’s aspired to one of the top three jobs in the Democratic leadership. Now that Democrats have won the majority in the House, Congresswoman DeGette is making her move – challenging a powerful member of the troika for the No. 3 slot, the “whip,” or chief vote counter.


Are mass shootings doomed to be America's 'new normal'? 'That is a myth.'

Are mass shootings doomed to be America's 'new normal'? 'That is a myth.' The satirical online publication The Onion has posted the same short piece in the aftermath of several of the country’s worst mass shootings since 2014. The story includes details about the latest spasm of gun violence – where it occurred, the number of victims – followed by a quote from a fictional Midwestern resident.


Why Brexit compromise hasn't defused political tensions in Britain

Why Brexit compromise hasn't defused political tensions in Britain Two years after Britain voted in a highly charged referendum to leave the European Union, its government this week agreed to a draft treaty with the EU to make that choice happen. This week’s political chaos in London, replete with ministerial resignations, has exposed the tensions between full-throated calls for unfettered British sovereignty and the reality of Britain’s economic dependence on the EU, which is its closest and largest trading partner. On Wednesday, as Theresa May urged her reluctant cabinet to back the agreement, scores of noisy protesters gathered near 10 Downing Street, the Georgian townhouse that is the seat of executive power and a symbol of Britain’s historic reach across the globe.



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Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’

Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major change in the way American universities deal with campus sexual assault and harassment allegations in a move rights groups say could harm survivors. Ms DeVos has wants to add protections for those accused and limit situations in which schools would be required by law to investigate complaints brought forward by alleged victims, changes she said will treat both sides fairly. The requirements for investigation include only incidents which occurred on the universities’ campuses or property under the school’s authority and in those cases, only if the incident is reported to certain officials.


List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018

List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018 While many stores push the limits of Black Friday and offer store hours on


Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality More than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.


Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It

Florida County Submits Recount 2 Minutes Late And State Rejects It Volunteers in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold in Florida, recounted


A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You? Here's what the science says


Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered

Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered Workers monitor the Republican party table at the Palm Beach county supervisor of elections warehouse. Florida’s election torment is set to continue after officials ordered a hand recount of ballots in the knife-edge US Senate race between the Republican Rick Scott and the Democrat Bill Nelson. After a troubled machine recount finished on Thursday, Scott had a lead of 12,603 votes, or 0.15 percentage points – within the threshold of 0.25 points that by state law triggers a manual recount.


Bullseye! Hilarious photos capture dogs showing impressive concentration before catching treats

Bullseye! Hilarious photos capture dogs showing impressive concentration before catching treats This unique collection of photographs shows the concentrated faces of dogs just before catching their beloved treats. Professional photographer Christian Vieler, from Germany, shot the latest series of his “Dogs Catching Treats in Trouble” collection with hilarious results. Some of the 48-year-old’s images show the happy faces of successful catches, whereas others illustrate pooches’ shocked reactions on seeing such large amounts of treats thrown at them at once.


British PM fights rebellion over Brexit deal

British PM fights rebellion over Brexit deal British Prime Minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future. The Conservative leader said she believed with "every fibre of my being" in the Brexit course she had set, after facing a hostile parliament and seeing four ministers, including Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, quit the government. Members of parliament on all sides warned her there was no way the plan could win their approval, but she dismissed calls to quit, saying: "Am I going to see this through?



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Pfizer to raise drug prices in January; claims insurance can offset the cost - USA TODAY


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Pfizer to raise drug prices in January; claims insurance can offset the cost
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The prices of some of your medicines are about to go up. Pfizer said on Friday that it will be raising the prices of 41 drugs, or 10 percent of its product portfolio, in January. The pharmacy giant indicated in a release that the increase for most of ...
Pfizer to raise prices on 41 prescription drugs next year despite pressure from Trump CNBC
Pfizer to raise prices on 41 drugs: report MarketWatch
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Pfizer & others should be ashamed that they have raised drug prices for no reason. They ... Twitter

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US Stocks Post Weekly Loss in Volatile Trading - Wall Street Journal


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US Stocks Post Weekly Loss in Volatile Trading
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The S&P 500 edged higher Friday, but steep losses from earlier in the week pushed the broad index to its first weekly loss of November. Fears that business growth is slowing and the U.S. economy is headed for a rockier road in 2019 were heightened ...
Trump's China comments lifts Dow as chips hurt tech Fox Business
Markets Right Now: Late buying wave sends US stocks higher Chron.com
US stocks close mostly higher as Trump comments spark optimism over trade MarketWatch

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Nvidia Grapples With Cryptocurrency Miners' Exit - Wall Street Journal


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Nvidia Grapples With Cryptocurrency Miners' Exit
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At the height of the cryptocurrency boom, when even moms in British Columbia were stockpiling videogame graphics cards to generate digital currency, average gamers couldn't get their hands on their favored hardware. Prices ballooned and inventory ...
Cryptocurrency chill causes mining speculator Nvidia's stock to plunge TechCrunch
5 Top Stock Trades for Monday: Nvidia's Plunge Pulls Down AMD Investorplace.com
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Daily Digit: Why are there so few African-American baseball players?

Daily Digit: Why are there so few African-American baseball players? It’s been 71 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, but African-American participation in the MLB has sharply declined since its peak in the early ’80s.


Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.


The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.


How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​


Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending? One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.


Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 


Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen

Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.



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