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Worldwide Al Franken: 'I'm Not Giving Up My Voice'
Author: 0 Al Franken: 'I'm Not Giving Up My Voice'

Franken was elected to serve in the Senate in 2009. It appears that Minnesota voters are particularly upset with the process that led to Franken's resignation. "Whatever it is that we do next we will do it together", Franken said . Despite the recent calls from his supporters to remain in his job, Franken's office has said that his resignation will be official on January 2 of next year, with Tina Smith, the Democratic lieutenant governor of Minnesota, set to replace him.

Worldwide Now what? IRS says prepaid property tax may still face $10K cap
Author: 0 Now what? IRS says prepaid property tax may still face $10K cap

Many are scrambling to take advantage of a tax break on property that will soon expire. The move was in response to a recent federal tax bill, which caps federal SALT deductions at $10,000. That's not the case in Buncombe County, where officials won't generate next year's tax bills until mid-August. Tax bills can be paid by mail with date and a postmark prior to December 31, 2017 to local town collector as stated on the bill.

Worldwide Donald Trump Claims To Have Reclaimed The Phrase 'Merry Christmas'
Author: 0 Donald Trump Claims To Have Reclaimed The Phrase 'Merry Christmas'

Trump apparently agrees with the theories and has previously expressed his disdain with retailers instructing employees to say "Happy Holidays" as opposed to " Merry Christmas " during the holidays. "In the season of joy, we spend time with our families". The controversy surrounding the holiday phrases was launched by religious conservatives under the belief that saying "Happy Holidays" instead of " Merry Christmas " was an attempt to rid the season of its Christian significance.

Worldwide Japan protests S.Korean drill on Takeshima
Author: 0 Japan protests S.Korean drill on Takeshima

To the concerns about the deterioration of the Seoul-Tokyo relations through the announcement on the 2015 deal review, Moon said, "I hope the two countries become honest friends, overcoming the unfortunate past". Instead they would be referred to as "victims of comfort stations of the Japanese military", it said. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, however, has been taking a strong stand since the announcement of the task force team, saying that the agreement "will not be changed by even one ...

Author: 0 Trump criticises China for allowing oil to N Korea

Shortly before the Council decision US President Donald Trump - who has often hailed China's efforts to put pressure on North Korea - sharply criticised Beijing for failing to cut off Pyongyang's oil supply. As per the data, China did not export oil, including jet fuel, gasoline, diesel or fuel oil, to North Korea in November, marking the second straight month of no exports, reported Reuters.

Worldwide Russia Limits US Military Flyovers in Tit-for-Tat Response
Author: 0 Russia Limits US Military Flyovers in Tit-for-Tat Response

Russian Federation and Japan have never formally declared their World War II hostilities over due to a dispute over a group of islands in the Pacific. Meanwhile, the representative of the US State Department refused give comments on Russia's restrictions, which will be also imposed starting January 1.

Worldwide Unprecedented security expected in Times Square for New Year's Eve
Author: 0 Unprecedented security expected in Times Square for New Year's Eve

Firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and marshals also will be stationed throughout Times Square, and all of the surrounding areas, ready to respond to any threats or medical emergencies, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. It is likely that there will be no vehicular traffic on either Broadway or Seventh Avenue as of approximately 3:00 p.m. Vehicles will most likely have difficulty traveling across town after 3:00 p.m.

Worldwide Oklahoma State players splashed Virginia Tech coach in Mike Gundy's Gatorade bath
Author: 0 Oklahoma State players splashed Virginia Tech coach in Mike Gundy's Gatorade bath

The Cowboys' defense survived more than it dominated. Offensively, the Hokies ran the ball the best they have all season averaging 5 yards per carry and running for 248 yards. Virginia Tech looked to go up by two scores in the early stages of the second quarter. But the Cowboys showed off their explosiveness in their next series, as Rudolph found James Washington wide open in the middle of the field for a 65-yard touchdown and a 27-14 lead with 5:37 left in the third quarter.

Worldwide Cold holds, with periods of snow ahead
Author: 0 Cold holds, with periods of snow ahead

Expect a cloudy and bitterly cold start around the area with subzero wind chills and single-digit temperatures. There could be some light wintry mix in the form of a rain/freezing rain mix as far south as I-20 on New Year's Eve but the better chance remains in north Mississippi.

Worldwide Dead In Massive Blaze At Bronx Apartment Building
Author: 0 Dead In Massive Blaze At Bronx Apartment Building

Six people have died in a massive apartment fire in New York City, according to officials. The fire began on the building's third floor at 6:51 p.m. The FDNY earlier said said 15 people were injured and 12 of them were in critical condition. Temperatures are in the teens in NY, with winds making it feel like single digits.

Worldwide Trump Pokes at Global Warming as Cold Snap Grips Northern US
Author: 0 Trump Pokes at Global Warming as Cold Snap Grips Northern US

President Donald Trump poked some fun at his climate change critics while warning New Years revelers to bundle up amid record low temperatures across the eastern seaboard in a Thursday tweet. Trump appeared to reference his decision to withdraw the us from the Paris Climate Accords in June. The first 10 months of 2017 were, according to NASA, the second warmest 10 months ever - second only to - wait for it - 2016.

Worldwide Major fire breaks out in Mumbai's Kamala Mills, 15 dead, 12 injured
Author: 0 Major fire breaks out in Mumbai's Kamala Mills, 15 dead, 12 injured

Initial reports suggest that the fire started at MOJO Pub & Bistro located within the compound. Witnesses said the entire building was engulfed in flames in less than half-an-hour. The Kamala Mills complex houses commercial establishments, including news channels that had to drop their broadcasts, NDTV reported . The officials said the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Worldwide Murder suspect fires at two cruisers, wrecks on I-95 in Stafford
Author: 0 Murder suspect fires at two cruisers, wrecks on I-95 in Stafford

Police say the officers were not hurt. A trooper and a Stafford deputy saw the vehicle on Interstate 95 and attempted a traffic stop near mile marker 137. Torrance located the suspect's vehicle heading northbound on Interstate 95. The deputy's vehicle was struck and he suffered minor injuries when the bullet penetrated the windshield, she said.

Author: 0 Snow and ice warning extended

For a time on Thursday and Thursday night, there will be patchy accumulations of up to 3 cm of snow, especially on high ground, but small amounts at lower levels also. Met Éireann forecaster Liz Gavin said the snow and sleet will be fleeting, with somewhat warmer temperatures likely to return in time for the weekend.

Worldwide Odds improving for Browns vs. Steelers
Author: 0 Odds improving for Browns vs. Steelers

The Steelers are expected to hold Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell out for Sunday's finale. The Browns can avoid joining those teams if they can beat the Landry Jones-quarterbacked Steelers. Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the team had yet to decide which players would be rested. Jones could again get the call or at least play extensively, though Tomlin insists he's not going to make personnel decisions based on what the scoreboard is telling him about the game in Foxborough.

Worldwide Ulysses Wilkerson's Family Wanting Answers
Author: 0 Ulysses Wilkerson's Family Wanting Answers

Police say that the teenager refused to comply with their orders and reached behind his back as if to retrieve a weapon. 'As y'all can see troy police officers tried to kill my son and he has massive swelling and they can't start surgery until swelling goes down, ' he said on Sunday.

Worldwide Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired U.S. persons in 2017
Author: 0 Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton most admired U.S. persons in 2017

American evangelist Billy Graham, Senator John McCain, Inventor Elon Musk, Senator Bernie Sanders, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, the Dalai Lama and US Vice President Mike Pence were the others on the list.

Worldwide Bullet Fired From Mexico Grazes Border Patrol Agent
Author: 0 Bullet Fired From Mexico Grazes Border Patrol Agent

Border Patrol impact communities not traditionally associated with the border", Kim said. This area is sparsely populated and is mostly used for agriculture. The driver and the both illegal aliens, ages 49 and 23, were arrested. Upon completion of his criminal case in the United States, Hiraj will be returned to Albania.

Worldwide 6 hospitalized after van crashes into building in downtown Seattle
Author: 0 6 hospitalized after van crashes into building in downtown Seattle

Westbound lanes of Pine St. were also blocked. Southbound lanes of 5th Ave. from Olive Way to Pike St. were blocked as Seattle police officers investigated. This intersection is expected "to remain closed for a while during investigation", Seattle PD said. Garth Green said preliminary information indicated the driver of the van lost consciousness due to a medical condition, according to KIRO.

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