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How Europe’s Top Christmas Market Could Swing an Election

(Bloomberg) -- Frequently named Europe’s best, the Christmas market in Croatia’s capital is bringing little festive cheer to the country’s president this year.The issue for Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic as she heads into elections on Sunday is a video of her handing a cake and singing ‘happy birthday’ to Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic, who’s at the center of a scandal over preferential access at the city’s mulled wine and trinket stalls.Kitarovic, a former NATO executive, had been riding high on a careful...
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Porzingis leads short-handed Mavericks past 76ers 117-98

The Dallas Mavericks are proving they are more than a one-man show. Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 27 points and Dallas scored another road win over a top Eastern Conference team without star guard Luka Doncic, dealing the Philadelphia 76ers their second straight home loss, 117-98 on Friday night. Doncic, one of the league leaders in minutes, points, rebounds and assists, is averaging 29.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists.
Tags: News, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers, Eastern Conference, Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis, Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr, Luka Doncic, Doncic


Ex-cop indicted for murder in Atatiana Jefferson's death

Atatiana Jefferson was shot and killed in October when Officer Aaron Dean fired through a window.
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Trump signs $1.4 trillion bill to avoid government shutdown, raise minimum age for tobacco

The measure, which will keep the government funded through September, represents a moment of cooperation just days after House Democrats impeached Trump.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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At the US-Mexican border, migrants give up hope of crossing

Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) (AFP) - In muddy makeshift camps in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, more than 1,000 migrants had waited for weeks for a chance to request asylum in the United States, enduring cold nights and long days of uncertainty. Authorities say as of last week, there were still about 1,400 migrants, most of them from southwestern Mexico, holding out hope under tents and tarps not far from the Rio Grande.
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Clemson ends losing streak with 68-39 win over Jacksonville

Clemson got two things it desperately needed - the return of point guard Clyde Trapp and its first victory in almost a month. Aamir Simms scored 18 points as Clemson ended a four-game losing steak with a 68-39 victory over Jacksonville on Friday night. Curran Scott, a graduate transfer from Tulsa, added a season-high 15 points for the Tigers (6-5), who had not tasted a win since defeating TCU 62-60 nearly four weeks ago.
Tags: News, Basketball, Tigers, Clemson, TCU, Jacksonville, Tulsa, Curran Scott, Clyde Trapp, Aamir Simms


Week 16 Injury Wrap: Yes to Mike Boone, no to Friendliest Loss

When it comes to fantasy decisions or life decisions, I like to focus on giving myself a strong chance at the reward I'm trying to secure. The emotional weight of different losing scenarios does not come into play for me, and hopefully it doesn't for you, either. I don't make decisions based on which potential loss attaches the least amount of remorse; I instead focus on what I think has the best chance to work out.
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Hot Stove Tracker: Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor likely to be traded?

Get all the latest rumors, signings and trades in Yahoo Sports' Hot Stove Tracker.
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Indian citizenship law: six killed in deadliest day of protests over new bill

Dozens injured in clashes with police in state of Uttar Pradesh as thousands also protest in DelhiSix people died and dozens were injured when Indian police clashed with thousands of protesters who again took to the streets in several parts of the country to oppose a new law they say discriminates against Muslims.There were standoffs on Friday at police barricades in half a dozen towns in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, which has long been a tinderbox of communal tensions between maj...
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Boeing Capsule Goes Off Course, Won't Dock at Space Station (slashdot)

pgmrdlm shares a report: Boeing's new Starliner capsule went off course after launch Friday and won't dock with the International Space Station during its first test flight. It was supposed to be a crucial dress rehearsal for next year's inaugural launch with astronauts. The blastoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, went flawlessly as the Atlas V rocket lifted off with the Starliner capsule. But a half-hour into the flight, Boeing reported that the capsule didn't get into the right orbit to reach t...
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Peppermint 10 Linux OS Gets Respined, It's Now Based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (linux today)

The initial Peppermint 10 release arrived earlier this year at the end of May, based on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
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NSW fires live: roads closed and second person dead in South Australia bushfires – latest news

Emergency fire warnings have been issued for parts of NSW, including Greater Sydney, Victoria and South Australia, and the Australian weather forecast is for extreme temperatures. Follow for the latest news and updates 4.34am GMT In weather news, the southerly has come through Nowra. It will reach Sydney at 5pm, the Hunter region at 8pm and the mid-north coast closer to midnight.This will change wind directions and worsen fires, the RFS and bureau say. The southerly change is moving up the c...
Tags: Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Sydney, South Australia, Bushfires, Australia Weather, Green Wattle Creek, Greater Sydney Victoria, Nowra It, Grose Valley, 26am GMT SA


Why the Young Ruled This Decade

Moral certitude is easy to come by when life hasn’t given you time to leaven idealism with experience.
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Winter solstice 2019: A short day that's long on ancient traditions

Winter solstice is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. Find out the science of why it happens and where you can enjoy the best celebrations of ancient traditions.
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How the US is preparing for a space arms race (2018)

The US Air Force Space Command is defending against current space threats from China and Russia while preparing new weapons for the US to use.
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Tacko Fall makes Celtics home debut, becomes instant folk hero

The Boston Celtics have seen many legendary players pass through TD Garden, but they've never had a folk hero in recent memory like Tacko Fall. Besides having the best name in basketball, Fall stands 7-foot-5 and weighs 311 pounds — and the 24-year-old rookie is quickly endearing himself to the Boston fanbase. Fall played his first minutes at home on Friday in a 114-93 win over the Detroit Pistons.
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US raises legal age to buy cigarettes, vapes to 21

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill into law, including a provision that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
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A spending bill signed by President Trump prohibits the sale of products such as cigarettes and vapes to anyone under the age of 21

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill into law, including a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
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US raises smoking age to 21

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill into law, including a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
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US raises legal age to buy cigarettes and vapes to 21

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill into law, including a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
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President Trump Signs $1.4 Trillion in Spending, Avoids Shutdown

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump signed off Friday on nearly $1.4 trillion in spending that will keep the government funded through Sept. 30, dodging the possibility of a shutdown ahead of what’s expected to be a contentious election season. White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said Trump signed the legislation aboard Air Force One as he traveled to his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he will be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s. The spending measures, which will add roughly...
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What tobacco does to your health

From lung cancer to gum disease, smoking tobacco can cause serious damage to your health.
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Trail Blazers say Carmelo Anthony is questionable to return

As the second half came to an end, the Trail Blazers announced that Carmelo Anthony is questionable to return with a left knee contusion. Melo played the first nine minutes of the game, logging five points and six rebounds. At the 8:14 mark of the second quarter, Melo was seen limping after he took a three-pointer from the corner.
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Miami Dolphins: How well-positioned is the franchise?

We asked a former general manager, coach and scout for their takes on Miami's reserve and timeline for turnaround
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Writing a Christmas hit is big business -- but most artists fall short

When Freddie Mercury decided his band Queen would record a Christmas song, he gave Jim Lea a call.
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Man Pleads Guilty To Operating Cargo Ship While Drunk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Ukrainian man has pleaded guilty to being intoxicated while operating a cargo ship in San Francisco Bay, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Friday. Vadim Humenyuk, 51, of Izmail acknowledged that he was under the influence while serving as master, or head officer, of the Rainbow Quest on Dec. 10, authorities said. The 590-foot-long (180-meter-long) Gibraltar-flagged bulk carrier had fueled up in the bay and was preparing to sail to South Korea when a bar pilot – who help...
Tags: South Korea, News, San Francisco, Ap, Gibraltar, San Francisco Bay, Coast Guard, Vadim Humenyuk, Izmail, Rainbow Quest, Humenyuk


Analysis: Brexit was a distraction. Now Europe is facing a hellish 2020

Brexit has been a massive headache ever since the UK voted to leave in 2016. It took two prime ministers, 1274 days, three deadline extensions and two general elections for an exit deal finally to be deemed acceptable by the British Parliament.
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Analysis: Europe is facing a hellish 2020

Brexit has been a massive headache ever since the UK voted to leave in 2016. It took two prime ministers, 1274 days, three deadline extensions and two general elections for an exit deal finally to be deemed acceptable by the British Parliament.
Tags: Europe, UK, News, Stories, Brexit


Brexit was a distraction. Now Europe is facing a hellish 2020

Brexit has been a massive headache ever since the UK voted to leave in 2016. It took two prime ministers, 1274 days, three deadline extensions and two general elections for an exit deal finally to be deemed acceptable by the British Parliament.
Tags: Europe, UK, Cnn, Brexit



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