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Virginia election board to pick victor of tied race by random draw Virginia election board to pick victor of tied race by random draw
- December 21, 2017

But a Republican observer, Kenneth Mallory, had misgivings regarding accepting the throwing out of one ballot, which he detailed in a letter written late last night. Tuesday's recount was one of four scheduled for House races with extremely tight margins. Attorneys for Republican Del. Two years ago in MS, two House candidates broke a tie by reaching into a red canvas bag and pulling out a silver-plated business card boxes engraved with the state's name. (more...)
Donald Trump joins Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World Donald Trump joins Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World
- December 21, 2017

Others proposed a theory of Disney jumping the gun on creating an animatronic Hillary Clinton and then being forced to Frankenstein a Trump following his presidential win. Since that moment, each generation of Americans has taken its place in the defense of our freedom, our flag, and our nation under God. Disney's Hall of Presidents has been the center of attention this week, for all the wrong reasons. (more...)
Trump has Ben Carson show reporters how to pray Trump has Ben Carson show reporters how to pray
- December 21, 2017

MSNBC White House correspondent Kristin Welker appeared to agree, noting "that moment where you had Ben Carson effectively leading everyone in prayer.it was striking to see everyone bow their heads in that context", referring to a discussion of legislative goals and accomplishments, mainly the tax bill President Trump intends to sign. (more...)
Korea refutes United States media reports on biological weapons programme Korea refutes United States media reports on biological weapons programme
- December 21, 2017

As long-range missile warheads plummet back from space through the atmosphere toward their targets, they can experience temperatures of over 7,000º C, the paper said. According to a 2016 report by the Korea Institute for Defence Analyses, North Korea has 13 types of pathogens that can be weaponised such as anthrax and clostridium botulinum. (more...)
India silent ahead of crucial vote on Jerusalem in UN General Assembly
- December 21, 2017

US policy has been that the city's status will be resolved in peace talks. Emergency sessions of the General Assembly are rare, and Haley chose her Twitter account Tuesday to speak out. Israel seized control of the eastern part of Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and sees the whole of Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, while the Palestinians view the east as the capital of a future state. (more...)
Duterte declares Christmas truce with Reds Duterte declares Christmas truce with Reds
- December 21, 2017

Roque could not say why the dates were changed, adding that "the President doesn't have to explain". Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte is not expecting the NPA to reciprocate the gesture but doing otherwise would only prove the President's claims about the group. (more...)
Glenn Thrush Returning to NYT After Suspension, But With One Caveat Glenn Thrush Returning to NYT After Suspension, But With One Caveat
- December 21, 2017

Glenn Thrush , one of the The New York Times' leading political reporters, will remain suspended until late January. Mr. Thrush is also a contributor to MSNBC , which said last month that it was "awaiting the outcome of The Times's investigation" and that Mr. (more...)
AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
- December 21, 2017

AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE: AKS)'s ATR-14 is at 0.22, while its weekly volatility is at 3.99% and monthly volatility is at 4.20%. Shikiar Asset Mngmt Inc reported 62,500 shares. JP Morgan maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Tuesday, April 5 report. With 13.34M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their AKS's short positions. (more...)
Matter of shame: Congress uproar prevents Sachin from speaking in RS Matter of shame: Congress uproar prevents Sachin from speaking in RS
- December 21, 2017

Sachin Tendulkar has adopted a village in Maharashtra as a Rajya Sabha MP. Both the BJP and the opposition agreed to form a panel after Rajya Sabha chairman M. Azad pointed out that though the PM had made a very serious charge against Dr Manmohan Singh, "we in the Congress also do not want a privilege motion against the PM as we respect the high constitutional office he holds". (more...)
Trump Boasts After Tax Reform: 'We Have Essentially Repealed Obamacare' Trump Boasts After Tax Reform: 'We Have Essentially Repealed Obamacare'
- December 21, 2017

Republicans' $1.5 trillion tax bill scraps the so-called individual mandate in Obamacare that requires most Americans to have insurance or pay a tax penalty . "I think that's what we are thinking through ... we are having those conversations right now at the elementary level", Marchand said. "I'm healthy. Why would I get health insurance?'" Beaupre said. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election Nawaz Sharif names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election
- December 21, 2017

The senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that during his party's government, the Ring Road Southern Loop was completed in five years, whereas CM Shehbaz Sharif has taken ten years in its extension project. (more...)
Cuba postpones historic handover from Castro to new president Cuba postpones historic handover from Castro to new president
- December 21, 2017

The announcement did not mention such action. When Castro steps down as president in April, Cuba will make a transition to the first non-Castro president in more than 40 years. Raul Castro, 86, the younger brother of longtime Cuban President Fidel Castro, was designated president in 2008 as his brother was in poor health. He also oversaw the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the United States, a detente that was shaken by the election of Donald Trump as USA president previous year. (more...)
Snyders (LNCE) Valuation Declined While Oak Ridge Investments LLC Upped Stake
- December 21, 2017

Snyder's-Lance, Inc. ( LNCE ) has an operating margin of 1.80%. Public Employees Retirement System of OH boosted its position in shares of Snyder's-Lance by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Past 5 years growth of LNCE observed at -4.20%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 15.10%. (more...)
America blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware outbreak America blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware outbreak
- December 21, 2017

What's more , it even impacted and wreaked havoc on computer systems at sensitive locations like hospitals. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday night that North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry ransomware attack and that Pyongyang will be held accountable for it. (more...)
Jordanian prince to leave position as UN Human Rights Chief
- December 21, 2017

Zeid's letter painted a bleak picture of human rights advocacy and the U.N.'s ability to be an effective champion for human rights in a political climate that has put the cause on the back burner. Mr.al-Hussein has been critical of all of them. "The fact that he felt that he could not be re-appointed without compromising his voice reflects poorly on the state of world affairs and human rights at the United Nations", said Philippe Bolopion, the director of advocacy at Human Rights Watch . (more...)
Wall Street Heads Higher as Investors Eye Tax-Cut Benefits Wall Street Heads Higher as Investors Eye Tax-Cut Benefits
- December 21, 2017

The telecom giant also confirmed it would invest $1 billion more in the U.S.in 2018. Asked directly to confirm that the pay raises were not a result of the tax bill, Gilchrist said, "That is correct". A company spokeswoman said via email that Fifth Third has about 700 employees in 77 branches and offices in Northeast Ohio. "Each of these investments benefits Boeing's most important strength - our employees - and reflects the real-time impact and economic benefit of the reforms", ... (more...)
United Nations general assembly opens meeting on Jerusalem United Nations general assembly opens meeting on Jerusalem
- December 21, 2017

Israel seized control of the eastern part of Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and sees the whole of Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, while the Palestinians view the east as the capital of a future state. Haley also threatened Tuesday to "take names" of countries that vote in favor of the measure. Earlier this month, Trump announced that the U.S. would break with longstanding practice and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Texas Democrats Drop Lawsuit To Keep Farenthold On 2018 Republican Primary Ballot Texas Democrats Drop Lawsuit To Keep Farenthold On 2018 Republican Primary Ballot
- December 21, 2017

Not so fast, says Texas Democrats, who have filed suit to keep the Corpus Christi Republican on the ballot. But they quickly dropped a lawsuit Wednesday after losing before a federal judge. "Such an extended filing period, if triggered now, would exceed the December 19, 2017, deadline to submit a list of candidates to the secretary of state and the December 21 deadline to draw names on the ballot", the lawyers argued, according to the Statesman . (more...)
NEA Humane Society wants answers after dogs, deer found dumped in ditch NEA Humane Society wants answers after dogs, deer found dumped in ditch
- December 21, 2017

They arrived at the home after someone called when they saw the animals. "These animals were forced to live in truly squalid conditions, the worst I have encountered in more than 40 years of rescuing animals from abuse and neglect", the Humane Society of Missouri's vice president of operations, Debbie Hill, said in a statement. (more...)
PH Azkals drop six spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings PH Azkals drop six spots in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings
- December 21, 2017

The team, which did not play any worldwide match in this ranking period, has 320 points to its kitty. The last defeat came back in March 2016 against Turkmenistan in the World Cup qualifiers. After Iran, Japan and Korea Republic occupy the 57th and 60th place as the second and third-highest ranked Asian teams. World Cup holders, Germany remain number one and are followed by Brazil, Portugal and then Argentina in the top four. (more...)

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