Lousiville’s Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy

December 11th, 2016

Lousiville's Lamar Jackson wins Heisman TrophyLamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him. The sensational sophomore quarterback became the first Louisville …


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Trump presidency: Exxon’s Rex Tillerson for top diplomat?

December 11th, 2016

Exxon Mobil’s Rex Tillerson meets President-elect Trump amid reports he will be secretary of state.

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Congress sends bill to Obama on civil rights-era killings

December 10th, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent legislation to President Barack Obama’s desk that would continue reviews of racially motivated killings in the civil rights era that are now cold cases.

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Syria conflict: US to send troops to help seize Raqqa from IS

December 10th, 2016

The US says it is sending 200 troops to help Syrian rebels recapture the IS stronghold of Raqqa.

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U.S. adds 200 military personnel to Syria anti-IS campaign – Carter

December 10th, 2016

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter attends a meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Inada at the Defense Ministry in TokyoMANAMA (Reuters) – The United States is sending 200 additional military personnel to Syria to help the campaign to drive the Islamic State militant group from Raqqa, U.S. Defense Secretary csaid on Saturday. Speaking in Bahrain at the Manama Dialogue conference on Middle East security, Carter said the 200, including special forces trainers, advisers and explosive ordnance disposal teams, would join 300 U.S. special forces already in Syria. …


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Russia ‘intervened to promote Trump’ – US intelligence

December 10th, 2016

US intelligence believes Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race – reports.

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Joe Biden: World needs Canada ‘very badly’

December 9th, 2016

The US vice-president tells an Ottawa audience the world needs “genuine leaders” like Canada PM Justin Trudeau.

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SKorea president impeachment ruins legacy of dictator father

December 9th, 2016

SKorea president impeachment ruins legacy of dictator fatherPark Geun-hye could always rely on one unwavering gift throughout a political career that saw a triumphant return as South Korea's first female president to the palatial Blue House where she'd lived as …


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John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

December 9th, 2016

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.

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Trump picks opponent of higher minimum wage for Labor Dept

December 9th, 2016

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures as Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, departs after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in BedminsterBy Amanda Becker and Robert Iafolla WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc [APOLOT.UL], which operates the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains, has frequently argued in the media that higher minimum wages would hurt workers by forcing restaurants to close. Fast-food workers, who are largely not unionized, are engaged in a multi-year campaign known as the "Fight for $15," which is supported by labor unions, to raise minimum wages to $15 per hour.


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