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China warns U.S. on Taiwan leader's planned transit

China's foreign ministry said Beijing lodged "solemn representations" with the USA over the call. Observers close to the Trump camp say the United States is committed to shackling North Korea's nuclear ambitions and countering China's influence in the region, notably over the South China Sea issue.

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Trump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

Before that conversation last Friday, neither a president nor president-elect had any known contact with a Taiwanese leader since 1979, when the USA broke off diplomatic relations and recognized only one China between the mainland and Taiwan.

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Iran is wrong, Trump can dump nuke deal

When questioned about an American movement the elite US media call the alt-right, Netanyahu turned his focus to a movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel as a hypocritical and antisemitic effort on the far Left. "If this is implemented.it would be a blatant and clear breach of the JCPOA (nuclear agreement) and would face a very harsh reaction from us", Rouhani said.

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Planned Parenthood files federal lawsuit challenging Missouri's abortion restrictions

Hellerstedt: laws that require abortion providers to gain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and retrofit their facilities to meet the exacting standards of a surgical center. "As a result of these laws, the reality is that in many places across the country today, a woman can not get an abortion if she needs one". To conflate the two is to undermine the medical services that Planned Parenthood provides as well as the agency of the women who use those services.

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$5B in 1 hour? 'Singles Day' dominates online sales

Adobe has released its 2016 online shopping data for Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day and found more than $5bn ($5.27 billion) spent online by the end of Black Friday, a 17.7% increase year-over-year (YoY ). Determine what you can afford and set a budget for Black Friday shopping. Rich said while Cyber Monday is important, Black Friday still proved to be busier for the store than Cyber Monday .

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New Pakistan army chief hints at peace with India

But there is no sign of a course correction from military headquarters in Rawalpindi , and Monday's announcement that Sharif had begun a farewell tour scotched speculation he would extend his three-year tenure, as previous military chiefs have done.

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Needham Company Allows Workers To Shop On Cyber Monday

IBM operates one of the world's broadest security research, development and delivery organizations, monitors 35 billion security events per day in more than 130 countries, and holds more than 3,000 security patents. Consumers are encouraged to use trusted applications only, and use a one time credit card available at banks to process transactions with unknown sources.

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Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians

He even suggested that other countries can decide where Israel's capital is by where they choose to locate their embassies - which are now located in Tel Aviv to avoid upsetting Arabs who desire East Jerusalem as part of a Palestinian state.

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Donald Trump's Meeting With The New York Times Rescheduled After Cancellation

That was followed by Trump pulling out. The promise had moved from the periphery on the campaign trail to a hallmark of his rallies, a tactic to fundraise from his supporters, and even a direct threat made at the second presidential debate during the general election.

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Rhonda Gordon has advice on how to cook delicious Thanksgiving meal

Home cooking fires peak on major USA holidays that include cooking, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. That reaction got Jeremy Butler's attention. Deep frying a turkey in hot oil such as peanut oil can make for a delicious entree. If the house fills with smoke, make sure everyone evacuates.

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Trump's lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring

But Obama's executive branch ethics rules, coupled with his disclosure of White House visitor logs, are credited with making his administration one of the most scandal-free in recent memory. Just don't register as a lobbyist, and as Dodd said, it's extremely unlikely anyone at the Justice Department is going to come looking for you. The din of negative attention reached a crescendo with a report in POLITICO that the transition team had ignored its own code of conduct by hiring ...

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Salvation Army bell ringers are collecting donations

Volunteers will be stationed at malls and stores throughout Calgary, Cochrane and Airdrie with red kettles ready to be filled with change. Connolly said she and her son had volunteered in the past to ring the bell. "Everybody that I've come into contact with so far has been really nice". However, Lorenzo said the Salvation Army is trying to have as many volunteers as possible, so that more of its money goes to the community.

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Attorney General Met with FBI Director Comey to Discuss Email Probe

Rep. Anthony Weiner , the disgraced former NY congressman, is being investigated in connection with online communications with a teenage girl. Abedin and Weiner separated this year after Weiner was caught in 2011, 2013 and again this year sending numerous woman sexually explicit text messages and photographs of himself undressed.

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Colorado presidential elector seeks to block Donald Trump from White House

Twenty-nine states - including Colorado - have laws mandating electors support the victor of the state's popular vote, although they haven't been enforced. Nevertheless, the reaction of the supporters of Hillary Clinton is baffling. But with Hillary Clinton now leading in the popular vote, her potential victory has sparked petitions and reform proposals calling for the modification or abolishment of the state-by-state voting process that many call archaic.

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Alibaba Says It Smashed Sales Records On China's 'Singles Day'

Foreign brands such as Apple, Nike, New Balance, Adidas and Ugg dominated the top sellers, with only a couple of Chinese brands making the cut, mainly mobile phones and home appliances. but gave no financial amount. According to one hypothesis, the excessive interest in sales is can be attributed in part to the fact that smartphones have managed to penetrate rural China and are now being extensively used for online purchases.

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Leonard Cohen eulogized by Netanyahu, Rivlin: Someone 'who loved Israel'

The pair met in the '60s on the island of Hydra in Greece. He garnered the respect and praise of many with songs such as "Hallelujah", " Suzanne ", and "Bird on the Wire". "That's about it for me". In the New Yorker profile dated October 17, Cohen hinted he was feeling unwell and struggling to finish songs he had been working on.

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Clinton: 'We owe him an open mind, chance to lead'

The Republican has vowed to repeal Obama's landmark health care law, revoke the nuclear agreement with Iran and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly Mexico and Canada. Obama also called Hillary Clinton . Trump and his senior aides met at Trump Tower in NY on Wednesday to begin the transition . "We had never met each other", said Trump .

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Deportation Fears Grip Immigrants after Trump's Election

For example, if an undocumented immigrant is convicted of a D.U.I., or domestic violence, they prioritize those deportations. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals . Scholars cite the expense of completing a border wall as another barrier. Some people are anxious about what President-elect Donald Trump will do to the program.

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Election Officials: Illinois Early Voting Breaks Records

As of late Monday , pollsters were saying the Senate may end up a 50-50 seat tie, in which the vice president would be the deciding vote. Alexander said you can vote at a different polling place in the county in which you're registered, but cautioned against trying to vote in a different county.

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Election Day: Americans choose between Clinton and Trump

Meanwhile, polls across America will open from 6am in the USA and will close sometime between midnight and 1am (7pm and 8pm in the states). In Indianapolis, 50-year old homemaker Ranita Wires said she voted for Hillary Clinton because she trusts her, but said "this has been the worst", and she's "so glad it's over".

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Voting begins after competing claims of fraud, intimidation

Polling places will be open 8 a.m.to 8 p.m. In Minneapolis, lines at some polling places had about a one hour wait during the first few hours of voting. Alexander said you can vote at a different polling place in the county in which you're registered, but cautioned against trying to vote in a different county.

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Iowa poll: Trump up 7 points over Clinton

Thrusting the moderate wing of the party to the curb, voters in Republican primaries chose a billionaire huckster who delivered a great sales pitch to the party's so-called "base" -which includes a sizeable collection of racists, sexists and nationalists (Clinton got zapped for calling them "a basket of deplorables") who are disproportionately, like Trump, ageing white males watching with angry alarm as their country becomes increasingly multiracial and multicultural.

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Obama headlining get-out-the-vote rallies in Florida

Bush won the state and a second term. An Associated Press analysis of early voting data in North Carolina shows blacks have cast 111,000 fewer ballots than at this point four years ago, when Obama lost the state by about 92,000 votes. At a rally in Detroit, Clinton talked about issues including criminal justice reform, college affordability and systemic racism, all of which are of particular importance to black voters.

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UK PM May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback

Thus, the determination of when and how the United Kingdom pulls the trigger on its departure is a critical one to settle before the government can even start to negotiate any terms of departure and enact domestic legislation to implement Brexit .

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South Africa watchdog report increases pressure on president

This comes after President Jacob Zuma withdrew his application to interdict the report from being released. She was deeply concerned over the "extraordinary and unprecedented step" by the Cabinet in intervening in a dispute "between a private company co-owned by the President's friends and his son".

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Howard wins player of week award

What was most impressive was how they hunkered down in the red zone. And anyway, the sheer cost of Cutler will probably make a return untenable. Howard surpassed that total on his second carry alone, a season-long 69-yard burst that sparked the Bears' first scoring drive.

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FBI news too late to sway millions of early voters

But it is one thing for Trump to welcome a political gift. "It is pretty unusual, it's pretty odd to put something like that out with such little information right before an election", she said as her supporters cheered. Does that mean Clinton will get 4.5 times as many votes here? Fully 99 percent of this group now supports him, compared with Clinton's 84-percent support among those who see her as better qualified.

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Early voting in Clinton County lags behind 2012 totals

You still get an "I voted" sticker (it comes with the mail ballot) and the smug satisfaction that comes from wearing it all day. "And believe me, there's a lot going on", Trump said at a rally. Absentee voting, in ME, is essentially early voting. The remaining states do not require presidential write-in candidates to file special paperwork before the election.

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Waits shorter than 30 minutes at most Travis County locations

Speaking at a rally in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton told the story of a leukemia patient named Steven who "ditched his oxygen tank", as Clinton told it, to vote early. "Our two parties disagree on a great number of policy matters, including the best ways to make elections free, fair and accessible to all", the statement from Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Fraley and Monroe County Republican Party Chairman William Ellis reads.

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As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton

The Democratic National Committee is asking a judge to stop Republicans from recruiting polling place watchers, Bloomberg reported . The fund also plans expenditures in Nevada, where Republican candidate Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto are campaigning to fill the vacancy created by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement; in, where former Democratic Sen.