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by | December 16, 2017 | 02:17

Around 93% of black men and 98% of black women voted for Doug Jones , showing up to the polls in numbers that nearly matched the 2008 election. And while many late-night shows thanked women for "saving America" by highlighting the black female comics who work on their shows, Samantha Bee also focused on the women who originally pointed out the potential danger of a Roy Moore victory - the women who were courageous enough to come forward and talk about sexual assault.

by | December 16, 2017 | 02:16

All in all, the bill is a far cry from the simplified tax code that Republicans have always been promising, but it is a substantial reshaping of the nation's tax base. It paves the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give most people tax cuts starting next year. The unpopularity of the tax plan has surfaced in other polling.

by | December 16, 2017 | 02:09

In 2015, Barack Obama introduced a rule that granted spouses of immigrant workers on H1-B visas who were waiting on green cards eligibility to work using H-4 dependent visas. "I could not work and I realised I did not have a sense of goal", Meghna Damani, who left her advertising job in Mumbai to marry and move to the U.S., told Quartz previous year.

by | December 16, 2017 | 01:49

The TOI report states that when eight other priests, went to the police station to enquire, they too were held and one of their cars was set on fire outside the station. Religious conversion is a sensitive issue in India with Hindu groups often accusing Christian missionaries of luring poor villagers - through cash and kind - to convert to their faith.

by | December 16, 2017 | 01:47

The justice ministry said they were all members of so-called Islamic State (IS). She notes about 106 executions have taken place this year, including 42 mass hangings of prisoners in a single day in September. Officials have said all the appeal options available to the condemned had been exhausted, according to the statement. Earlier in August, Iraq had also sentenced 27 terror suspects to death for participating in the Camp Speicher massacre in 2014 that killed at least 1,700 Iraqi Air ...

by | December 16, 2017 | 01:39

However, the White House was quick to contradict Tillerson's offer. Earlier this week Mr Tillerson said: "Let's just meet and let's talk about the weather if you want and talk about whether it's going to be a square table or a round table if that's what you're excited about".

by | December 16, 2017 | 01:05

Del Nero has been under pressure to stand down since being charged by United States authorities with money laundering and racketeering in December 2015, a month after quitting his position on FIFA's executive committee. Among those detained in the early morning hotel raid by Swiss police was his predecessor, Jose Maria Marin. Del Nero has always protested his innocence and told the Brazilian Senate two years ago that he was "unjustly accused" and that he had "nothing to hide".

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:55

Guterres called for re-establishing communication channels including military-to-military channels on the Korean peninsula to lower the risk of miscalculation. As Tillerson himself told reporters on August 1, "A condition of those talks is there is no future where North Korea holds nuclear weapons or the ability to deliver those nuclear weapons to anyone in the region much less to the homeland".

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:51

The Egyptian and Russian sides also agreed to hold meetings in April to discuss the resumption of flights from Moscow to Egyptian touristic resort cities, the ministry's statement added. The bombing and the Russian suspension were blows to Egypt's tourism industry, a key source of hard currency. Earlier on Friday, the Russian Transport Minister announced that Cairo airport has been at an acceptable standard, since it implement the necessary aviation security requirements.

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:47

Before DeVos acted, the department had granted relief to 28,000 students whose claims were similar to those that now are pending, Becerra said. DeVos is scheduled to take the hot seat before the House Education Committee on December 20, just days before lawmakers are expected to leave town for their holiday recess.

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:42

Judge Wayne R. Andersen, who was a federal judge in the northern district of IL for close to 20 years, explained that there was a continuing debate within the legal profession about the qualifications required of a trial judge. In case Petersen , or anyone else, needs a crash course, we reached out to legal experts to get answers to the questions that Trump's nominee flunked.

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:33

Clair counties. Between 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected from Brockton to Taunton, Massachusetts to the Cape and the Islands, with the possibility of locally higher amounts. "Take it slowly during the evening commute home and allow for extra travel time". Snow showers have already begun for parts southern New England. A warm front on Sunday night will bring temperatures in the mid- to upper-40's for Monday and Tuesday .

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:35

If the Social Democrats don't enter a coalition with Merkel's bloc, that would leave an unprecedented minority government led by Merkel or a new election as possibilities. An initial phase of exploratory talks likely will be held during the first two weeks of January, Schulz said. It has also floated a third option - a "cooperation coalition" or "KoKo" - which could involve the two parties forming an alliance with agreement on some issues while leaving potentially contentious topics to ...

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:35

Emergency crews responded to the crash scene while the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre at CFB Trenton dispatched a Hercules aircraft and Griffon helicopter. "Those are all the details we have at the moment". "While today information is still not available as to what caused the crash, Hydro One and teams of specialists are working on site, supported by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, to determine the cause as quickly as we can", Schmidt said.

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:31

There have been unconfirmed reports of more casualties. Java is Indonesia's most populated island and there are reports of collapsed buildings and at least one fatality. The fourth small quake of the year in the Caddo area west of Decatur was recorded Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey. "Houses and other buildings are damaged in many areas", he said in a statement.

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:30

That surpassed a blaze that burned inland Santa Barbara County a decade ago. A photo posted to Ashley Iverson's Facebook page on May 15, 2017, shows her with her husband Cory Iverson. The firefighters from Utah are "all in good shape", Sandstrom said. She developed a fear of fire, she wrote. He drove a fire engine and was killed on the east flank of the Thomas Fire, Lynne Tolmachoff said.

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:32

That doesn't quite hold up, since nothing required Justice to bring in the press to view the texts. The Justice Department acknowledged in a statement on Thursday night that copies of private text messages exchanged between two former special counsel investigators were disclosed to certain members of the media before they were given to Congress, even though those disclosures "were not authorized".

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:25

In October, the Talwars, both dentists, were found not guilty by the Allahabad HC of the 2008 murders, setting aside the 2013 verdict by a special Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) court in Ghaziabad. However, the Allahabad High Court found no "irresistible conclusion" against the dentist couple and ordered their release. Naresh Yadav, advocate of Rajkumar, one of the domestic helps, had in October asserted that he will challenge the Allahabad High Court's order in Aarushi Talwar ...

by | December 16, 2017 | 00:20

It comes just two years after Hewitt had an emotional farewell at Rod Laver Arena to close out his storied career. "It's going to be a bit of fun". For me to be around there and going about it in a different way, I'm going to really enjoy it.' Groth, who achieved a career-high singles ranking in August 2015 at No.

by | December 15, 2017 | 23:54

A man was shot in the leg at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport on Friday after he walked into a military police office and threatened staff with a knife, a spokesman for the military police said . The police haven't confirmed whether the incident was related to terror. No details of the alleged attacker's condition were released. The airport closed down for a short period of time but has since reopened but a section of the main plaza remains closed off.