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ISIS attack hits Afghan capital Kabul as Mike Pompeo joins peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan — Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan’s capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace deal. The attack in Kabul, claimed by Islamic...
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Discovery+ to Launch With Originals From Chip and Joanna Gaines, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis and More
Discovery+ will launch Jan. 4, 2021 with over 55,000 episodes in its content library.
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Discovery to launch subscription streaming service in January
 Discovery is launching a new streaming service, called discovery+, and has a US distribution deal with Verizon Communications that will make the service available to 50 million customers on day one, following Disney’s lead. Discovery+ will be available on Jan. 4 in the United States where it will include 55,000 episodes from channels in the Discovery portfolio, which includes HGTV,...
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NBA schedule: Kevin Durant will face Warriors in first game back
Kevin Durant’s first game with his new Nets team will come on Opening Night against his old Warriors team. It will come 561 days since the last time he took the court in an NBA game. Now on Dec. 22, Durant officially returns to the court against his former team in Brooklyn, unsure exactly when...
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LA comedian dies of COVID-19 days after documenting battle
A 38-year-old Los Angeles comedian died of COVID-19 — two days after posting a video admitting that he initially “doubted” the seriousness of the virus. Joe Luna, who performed as Joe El Cholo, posted on Nov. 21 what was supposed to be the first in a series of Instagram videos documenting his coronavirus battle. “Let...
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Jim Parsons Auditioned For ‘The Office’ Pilot Before ‘Big Bang Theory’
Bears, beets, Bazinga.
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After NC Senate 'epic fail,' Democrats trade blame for Cal Cunningham loss
A Democratic North Carolina state lawmaker blasted the DSCC and "career" politicians for favoring candidate Cal Cunningham.
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Ex-Bill Clinton aide Doug Band dishes on family ties to Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell
Former President Bill Clinton’s one-time top advisor dished on the family’s ties to pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell in a series of new interviews on his time with the political dynasty. Doug Band — who rose from Bubba’s body man during his second term in office to the most trusted adviser...
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‘Pocahontas’ actress Irene Bedard arrested twice in three days
The actress who voiced Pocahontas in the Disney movie was nabbed twice in three days.
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Abortion Clinics Are Rapidly Closing. Many Won’t Come Back
Dr. Yashica Robinson is an optimist—and that, she says, is fortuitous. As one of the last abortion providers in Alabama, a willingness to see the bright side is practically a job requirement. For much of the past year, Robinson, who is the medical director at the Huntsville-based Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives, and her…
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Trump using military funding as leverage in fight with tech giants
President Donald Trump's threat Tuesday to veto an annual defense bill unless Congress removes legal protections for social media companies drew swift, sharp bipartisan pushback from lawmakers who charged Trump was using leverage over the troops to settle personal scores.
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Visa to launch credit card that offers bitcoin as a reward
Visa, Evolve Bank and credit card firm Deserve are partnering with cryptocurrency startup BlockFi to offer a credit card that lets users earn bitcoin on purchases. Card users will receive a 1.5 percent cashback on an accrual basis for every transaction made through the card, which will then be converted to bitcoin and placed into...
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Harnden: Priority groups in the UK will get vaccine by Easter
Professor Anthony Harnden, Deputy Chair of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, gives Becky Anderson a comprehensive update on the vaccine race. He thinks we'll be 'looking towards the end of the tunnel in the UK' by Easter.
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Rep-elect Donalds say GOP 'Freedom Force’ will push 'message of liberty' to counter AOC's Squad
As several new Republican members are forming a "Freedom Force" to counter socialism, Rep. Byron Donalds appeared on “America’s Newsroom” to explain how the emerging group will "contrast" the “Squad.”
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New rule cracks down on emotional support animals on planes
Airlines don't have to treat emotional support animals as service animals, a new rule says.
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Bosnia’s ‘Oxygen Man’ brings cheer, and supplies, to COVID-19 patients
KONJIC, Bosnia – Miralem Sabic Mika, known as the “Oxygen Man” in his native town of Konjic, has become a local hero for helping coronavirus patients breathe easier and comforting them with warm words and laughter. Sabic, a 57-year-old war veteran, drives his old van to the capital Sarajevo around 38 miles (61 km) to...
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LeBron James, Lakers agree to two-year, $85 million contract extension
Contract extension keeps LeBron James with Lakers through 2022-23 season, and his son Bronny will graduate in 2023 – and possibly be draft eligible.        
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CNN has been ‘overwhelmingly biased’ against Trump: Joe Concha
You don't need behind-the-scenes tapes to know that CNN is anti-Trump because of how blatant the network coverage is, Fox News contributor Joe Concha told "America's Newsroom" Wednesday.
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Julianna Margulies Joins ‘The Morning Show’ Season 2
Margulies will play Laura Peterson, an anchor at UBA News.
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Join Kara Swisher to discuss why Amazon wants to get even closer to you
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Ravens-Steelers updates: Game officially on, no new positive tests for Baltimore, per reports
The Ravens did not have a positive COVID-19 test in Wednesday's results, but Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will be out for the game.        
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How the U.K. Approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Faster Than the U.S. and Europe
Some experts in Europe and the U.S. see politics at work
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Is ‘Ammonite’ Based on a True Story?
"Based" being the key word here.
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez postponed their wedding twice
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez will exchange vows "when the time is right."
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See the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast then and now
“Jersey Shore” premiered on MTV in 2009 and fans could not get enough of the “gym, tan, laundry” antics at the beach. Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Angelina Pivarnick, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Deena Nicole Cortese are back with a new season of “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.” This...
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In Glover Park, an old Catholic cemetery gets new life
Once crumbling, dilapidated and full, Holy Rood has risen from — and with — the ashes.
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Lakers' LeBron James agrees to two-year contract extension
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85-million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, keeping him with the team through the 2022-23 season.
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New rule cracks down on emotional support animals on planes
A new Department of Transportation rule cracks down on emotional support animals on planes, saying airlines are no longer required to treat them as service animals.
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Homeless men appeal forced relocation from UWS Lucerne Hotel
Three homeless men who intervened in a lawsuit to stop their forced relocation from a shelter at the Upper West Side’s Lucerne Hotel to one in the Financial District have appealed a recent ruling green-lighting the move. Ramone Buford, Larry Thomas and Travis Trammell were three homeless men, among over 200, who were being housed...
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FDA chief meets with Meadows again as Trump remains frustrated with pace of vaccine approval
Embattled Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for second day in a row on Wednesday as President Donald Trump remains frustrated no Covid-19 vaccine has been granted US emergency approval yet.
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Dodgers agree to one-year, $1-million deal with pitcher Scott Alexander
The Dodgers agree to a one-year, $1-million deal with left-hander Scott Alexander, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
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How much protection can Trump offer his family with his pardon power? A lot.
At least if the courts agree.
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Fact-checking claims signature audits in Georgia would uncover fraud
President Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted the election results in Georgia were rigged while state election officials maintain there's no evidence of widespread fraud. In an effort to promote the falsehoods, Trump and his allies have continued to call for a signature audit of the absentee ballot envelopes in Georgia, while making false or misleading claims about the potential process.
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Meghan Markle opened up about her painful miscarriage for this reason, says pal
The Duchess of Sussex revealed the tragic loss she and her husband Prince Harry endured in an opinion article published by The New York Times.
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Litman: The Trump team deserves sanctions for abusing the courts
There are rules against meritless lawsuits and lies and the courts should apply them to Trump's post-election litigation.
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Proposed historic designation for ‘forgotten’ D.C. slaughterhouse may block new halfway house
A city report said the property was “a remnant of a remnant, and not a compelling candidate for designation.”
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Porsche launches effort to make carbon-neutral 'e-gas'
Porsche, the performance-oriented German carmaker, sees a future for combustion engines that add no carbon to the air
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UK suspect trying to flee cops lands neck-deep in cow manure pit
This suspect is in some deep doo-doo. A passenger of a stolen car tried to make a clean getaway – but he ended up “neck-deep” in a pit of manure, Sussex police in the UK said on Facebook. “Thanks to determined officers a rescue ensued, and they all ended up safe, but covered in cow poo,”...
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Sen. McConnell chokes up during emotional tribute to Sen. Alexander
Sen. Mitch McConnell gets choked up several times during a tribute to his friend and fellow senator, Lamar Alexander, who is retiring.
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The nine circles of Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!
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San Francisco Mayor Faces Backlash After Attending 8-Person Birthday Party Days Before Announcing Indoor Dining Ban
The party was held just a day after California Gov. Newsom's ill-advised dinner party at the same Napa County restaurant.
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Phoenix cop accused of sexually assaulting 3 women while on duty
A Phoenix cop accused of raping a woman in 2018 kept his job and allegedly sexually assaulted two others the following year, a victim claims in a new lawsuit. Krystofer Lee, 31, announced her lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Phoenix and former Officer Sean Pena, who was charged with three felonies in June, the...
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George Clooney reveals hope for America's future after its 'great deal' of failures: 'You can't give up'
George Clooney says he's optimistic about America's future despite its failures.
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HBO’s ‘Baby God’ reveals how celebrated doctor secretly impregnated ‘dozens’ of women: 'It was surreal'
The film features interviews with Fortier’s family members, as well as colleagues, patients Fortier impregnated without their knowledge, as well as some of the children who have just discovered their father’s real identity.
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David Schwimmer set to narrate new Discovery docuseries
The show is called "Mysterious Planet."
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Watch UFC's Brian Ortega surprise his father with a new truck in emotional video
Brian Ortega paying back his pops just like he said he would.        Related StoriesOwen Roddy: 'Stone-cold killer' Conor McGregor will be too much for Dustin Poirier againCody Garbrandt targets March return vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, sees himself as 'far superior'Cody Garbrandt targets March return vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, sees himself as 'far superior' - Enclosure 
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Black women don't get much startup funding. These founders are trying to change that
The number of Black women who have raised over $1 million in funding has more than doubled since 2018, according to ProjectDiane — an impressive upswing that could signal a shift in a startup landscape dominated by White men.
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The seven most important relationships Biden will have on Capitol Hill
Most Republicans in Congress still haven't called to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the election, let alone refer to him as President-elect -- which makes Mitt Romney all the more of an outlier. He was the first GOP senator to congratulate Biden when he was declared the victor. That's a reflection of Romney's moderate background, but also of the personal relationship he's fostered with Biden over the years.
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The seven most important relationships Biden will have on Capitol Hill
Most Republicans in Congress still haven't called to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the election, let alone refer to him as President-elect -- which makes Mitt Romney all the more of an outlier. He was the first GOP senator to congratulate Biden when he was declared the victor. That's a reflection of Romney's moderate background, but also of the personal relationship he's fostered with Biden over the years.
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