• What you need to know about the election recounts
What you need to know about the election recounts

A computer science professor from the University of MI explains how a MI recount filed by Jill Stein's campaign could reveal tampering with voting machines. While several election lawyers and computer scientists have suggested that those three states were particularly vulnerable to hacking or vote-tampering, journalists who monitored the el...

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  • Going Viral: Trevor Noah Grills Republican For Her Views on Trump
Going Viral: Trevor Noah Grills Republican For Her Views on Trump

When the audience booed her down or applauded a Noah one-liner, she smiled pleasantly, insistently making her points and never transforming into the angry caricature of a right-wing talking head that perhaps Daily Show fans are used to.

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  • Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

Recent national data shows the rate of HIV notification among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is now more than double the non-Indigenous rate. Russia's HIV infection rate is growing 10 percent a year and over one million Russian have been diagnosed with the disease in almost three decades, the country's top AIDS expert said Tuesday.

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  • Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources
Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

The state Bureau of Elections intends to notify clerks in Oakland and Ingham counties not to start their recounts at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Stein response Thursday came after the Trump campaign filed an objection, delaying the planned Friday start of the recount.

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  • Breitbart urges Kellogg's boycott over pulled ads
Breitbart urges Kellogg's boycott over pulled ads

But so far Google doesn't have a problem with it. Breitbart claims to have 45 million readers. Last week, in response to social media pressures urging Allstate to drop advertising from Breitbart , the brand admitted as much. If an advertiser notices that Google has placed its ad on Breitbart , it can then blacklist Breitbart . That means t...

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  • Turkey: Fire at dormitory for girls kills 12, injures 22
Turkey: Fire at dormitory for girls kills 12, injures 22

A full investigation is underway to discover how the blaze started with the wooden interior of the building thought to be the reason behind the fire spreading so quickly. He said the children were aged between 11 and 14. The private dormitory housed 34 middle and high school students and is believed to be for girls who come from impoverished famili...

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  • Activists superglue hands in Australia parliament protest
Activists superglue hands in Australia parliament protest

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten sat in the House of Representatives watching the protestors in the gallery above, as they shouted slogans at MPs below. These people are selfish. 'We are here today to tell the Australian Parliament they are all complicit in the murder, rape, torture and child abuse of refugees, '...

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  • Dane County will recount presidential ballots by hand
Dane County will recount presidential ballots by hand

Counties have until 8 p.m. December 12 to complete the recount. Clerks and tabulators started the massive task Thursday of recounting 2.9 million ballots in the presidential race across the state of Wisconsin. State officials remain confident vote totals will remain largely intact after the recount is complete. Eaton County Clerk Diana Bosworth...

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  • Duterte to go near battle scene despite wounding of 7 guards
Duterte to go near battle scene despite wounding of 7 guards

The victims of the ambush on the Presidential Security Group (PSG) in Barangay Matampay, Marawi City have been transferred to a private hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday. Police conducted a controlled detonation of a home-made bomb found in a trash bin near the US embassy in Manila on Monday and said the Maute group could be responsibl...

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  • Man charged in shooting death of teen inside fire station
Man charged in shooting death of teen inside fire station

Officials say the unidentified teenager was shot Sunday at the Republic Volunteer Fire Company in Redstone Township in Fayette County, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. "(Hess') mom said he wanted to be a fireman all his life. "The district will have counselors available on Tuesday when students return to school". Hess' family members told Chan...

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  • Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn Ready to Assume Thai Throne
Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn Ready to Assume Thai Throne

The prince will have to accept parliament's invitation in order for him to be proclaimed king, according to established procedure. Tuesday's move ends a period of uncertainty sparked by the junta making the surprise announcement after Bhumibol's death that the prince had asked to delay his official proclamation so he could mourn.

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  • Calgary's apartment vacancy rate hits 25-year high
Calgary's apartment vacancy rate hits 25-year high

John, meanwhile, saw its vacancy rates surge from 12.1 per cent to 30.7 per cent. Apartments, condos and office buildings in central Toronto. While the average apartment vacancy rate sits at 1.3 per cent, up slightly from a year ago, the greater Vancouver area has seen a dip - from 0.8 per cent last October down to 0.7 per cent this year.

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  • With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts
With fires under control, Israel turns to recovery efforts

However, Israeli security sources have stated that a combination of extreme winds and an unprecedented drought, which was reported earlier this year as being the worst in the Middle East in 900 years, were the main cause of the initial fires, with suspicions of arson coming into play in fires starting on Wednesday.

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  • Basic Education Releases 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study Results
Basic Education Releases 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study Results

And the results are sobering to those trying to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ) education around the world. In eighth-grade science, the USA was in 11th place. "In terms of children in classrooms, that's probably seven or eight students in your average 25-student classroom", Dr Thomson told AAP. In science, 4th-...

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  • Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Revised Peace Deal
Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Revised Peace Deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono signed a revised peace agreement here on Thursday. The conflict between the warring sides has claimed more than 260,000 lives and displaced almost seven million people over the past 52 years.

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  • Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally
Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

His Michigan margin was a hair's breadth 0.22 percent of the state's votes. Stein is also pushing for recounts in Pennsylvania and MI and has raised more than $6m in an online push to fund such efforts. Most analysts expect the audits won't change the final results . Remember when Donald Trump was complaining that the election was "rigged?" ...

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  • Erdogan: Turkey to Open Border if EU Continues its Threats
Erdogan: Turkey to Open Border if EU Continues its Threats

Conversely, Germany believes that the European Union has not broken any of its promises given to Turkey and " threats on either side " are " not helping " when handling the current situation, said Ulrike Demmer, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokeswoman, according to Bild newspaper.

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  • Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN
Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN

Gov. Henry McMaster to become the state's next leader. Trump responded by calling her "weak on illegal immigration". Citing a source familiar with the decision, CNN reported that President-elect Trump has picked South Carolina's Governor Haley to be the USA ambassador to the United Nations.

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  • Making A Murderer Nephew Brendan Dassey Freed By Judge
Making A Murderer Nephew Brendan Dassey Freed By Judge

Becoming the focus of debates across pubs/restaurants/sofas everywhere after its release last December, Making a Murderer put a spotlight on the American justice system after looking into the incarceration of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey.

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  • Trump claims 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him popular vote
Trump claims 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him popular vote

Other Democrats, including California Sen. The president-elect did not elaborate on his illegal voting claim. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, President-elect Donald Trump said he won the popular vote in November 8's election if "you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally".

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  • If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint
If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint

While the Ryan plan gets rid of the mandate to buy insurance, it otherwise has many provisions that will be familiar to people who know Obamacare. In the first two weeks of open enrollment, 44,885 new people have enrolled in health insurance through Covered California, according to numbers provided by the board.

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  • New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured
New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

Supt. Harrison said two males were arrested at the scene on firearms charges. Thirty police officers were already in the area due to Bayou Classic college football game and responded quickly to the reports of the shooting. An earlier tweet said the shooting occurred at Iberville and Bourbon Streets. "The second arrest was an unrelated individua...

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  • Brazil's Former Minister Says He Was Pressured by President Temer
Brazil's Former Minister Says He Was Pressured by President Temer

Temer said he would veto any such move. Oliver Stuenkel, professor of worldwide relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo, said the scandal makes Temer's future unpredictable. The currency weakened as much as 2 percent but trimmed losses after Lima's resignation. He acknowledged, however, that his government is anxious about the e...

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  • Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush
Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush

The skirmish began when a unit of the IDF Golani Brigade was in the middle of conducting an ambush and crossed the fence while remaining in Israeli territory and came under heavy machine gun and mortar fire from ISIS fighters. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded his troops for the swift action at the weekly cabinet meeting without going into d...

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  • Tenn. School Bush Crash Claims Another Victim As A 6th Child Dies
Tenn. School Bush Crash Claims Another Victim As A 6th Child Dies

No children were thrown from the bus during the crash, Garrett said. "We love the children of Woodmore with all our hearts". Police said in a news conference Wednesday that a toxicology report found no trace of drugs or alcohol in the driver's system at the time of the crash.

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  • Penn State beats Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game
Penn State beats Michigan State to reach Big Ten title game

I'm humbled for this night, humbled for the type of support we get and thankful for the guys in that locker room. "That's a play we practiced against that look". "The crowd just started violently cheering, really for no reason". "They kept us in the game, to be honest with you, " Franklin said of his defense .

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  • Global Significance of Putin-Trump Discussion
Global Significance of Putin-Trump Discussion

While Putin's office said that he communicated his willingness for "a dialogue of partnership based on equality, mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs", Trump's transition team said the two discussed the threats and challenges facing the United States and Russian Federation, along with strategic economic issues.

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  • Warplanes hit Islamic State targets in northern Syria: Turkish army
Warplanes hit Islamic State targets in northern Syria: Turkish army

The Turkish military statement says the strike is thought to have been carried out by Syrian government forces. The battle to recapture Al Bab appears to be proving more hard and violent as Dogan news agency reported on Friday evening that five more soldiers were injured after an IS attack.

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  • Brexit vote's 'eye-watering' $100 billion cost for British taxpayers
Brexit vote's 'eye-watering' $100 billion cost for British taxpayers

Pro-Remain MPs hit back at the Eurosceptics, with one former Conservative minister telling Sky News the OBR's forecasts show "the Brexit chickens are coming home to roost". He accepted that the OBR was "diligent and reasonable" but predicted: "Its forecasts will be wrong". "I suspect there is another big seismic shock in British politics, perha...

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  • Vladimir Putin presents Hollywood star Steven Seagal with Russian passport
Vladimir Putin presents Hollywood star Steven Seagal with Russian passport

The Russian president said he hoped that the gesture might be a sign of the "gradual normalisation of relations" between the USA and Russia. Seagal, 64, seemingly occupies a special space in this peculiar pantheon, often visiting Moscow and seen sitting at events alongside Putin, famously a martial arts lover.

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  • Germany's Angela Merkel Says She'll Run For Fourth Term In 2017
Germany's Angela Merkel Says She'll Run For Fourth Term In 2017

After Germany's reunification in 1989, she served in ministerial posts and as leader of the center-right opposition. Candidates under discussion are SPD chairman Sigmar Gabriel and the European Parliament's president, Martin Schulz.Although her conservatives have lost some support at home, Merkel remains respected overseas for her management of...

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  • Hurricane Otto strengthens to Category 2 storm
Hurricane Otto strengthens to Category 2 storm

The heavy rains it was offloading were likely to cause risky flooding and mud slides, according to the US National Hurricane Center. On Thursday afternoon, Otto was about 60 miles east of San Carolis, Nicaragua. Heavy rains are expected to lash Nicaragua and Costa Rica on Thursday and Friday, possibly causing floods and landslides in their path...

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  • Trump business ties that pose conflicts
Trump business ties that pose conflicts

In Wisconsin - the state subject to claims that electronic voting machines could have been hacked - Trump beat Clinton by about 22,000 votes. The president-elect has a record of making statements that are inconsistent with his previous ones, which means it is uncertain whether any of the positions he espoused on Tuesday will hold in the days ...

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  • Farage predicts UK political earthquake if Brexit is slowed
Farage predicts UK political earthquake if Brexit is slowed

The anti-establishment populist celebrated this week at a glitzy reception in London's Ritz-Carlton Hotel, attended by a host of wealthy elites and politicians in government. "Not only have the people spoken and won, but the old administration, Obama and all those ghastly people, are out and the Trump people are in", Farage declared.

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  • Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest
Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Bangladesh's government complained Friday about an influx of Rohingya Muslims from neighboring Myanmar, following reports that hundreds have crossed the border as they flee killings and the burning of homes in Rakhine state. Police on Wednesday detained 70 Rohingya, including women and children, who they say they will send back across the border. ...

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