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Libya's UN-recognised government launches peace initiative

Plan comes after efforts to persuade US that White House had wrong message on Libya

Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli has sought to break the deadlock in the country’s civil war by launching a peace initiative which will include a national peace forum followed by simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections to be held by the end of the year.

The plan comes after sustained diplomatic efforts by the Tripoli-based government to persuade the US that the White House had got the wrong message on Libya and was in danger of backing anti-democratic forces of Gen Khalifa Haftar, on the false premise that he was leading a fight against terrorists.

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L.L. Bean offers 25% off perfect holiday gifts with surprise sale
Your holiday shopping plans may have gotten a little simpler now that L.L. Bean has kicked off an epic holiday sale. During the sale, you will receive an extra 25% off your entire order, including sale items. Just be sure to use the code SAVE25 to get the deal. There’s no shortage of great outdoor,...
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Putin: Russia hopes Trump will visit Moscow for Victory Day ('May Day')
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Rev CEO: 'We Got a Few Things Wrong'
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Apprehensions at U.S.-Mexico border continue to decline
CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border and the recent shake-ups at the Department of Homeland Security.
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Nevada's new caucus rules present challenges for 2020 Democrats
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Cody Bellinger Wins 2019 NL MVP Award over Christian Yelich, Anthony Rendon
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the 2019 National League MVP on Thursday. Bellinger beat out Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Washington ...
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From 1996: The secret world of John le Carré
The putative end of the Cold War didn't mark the end for master spy storyteller John le Carré, who continued to write thrilling bestsellers of international intrigue and duplicity. Mark Phillips talked with the writer about how his "secret world" hadn’t changed all that much, and with London tailor Douglas Hayward, who served as a source of inspiration for the British expat who finds himself in the middle of a plot in crime-and drug-ridden Panama City, in le Carré's novel, "The Tailor of Panama." Originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 17, 1996.
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Bolivia's new leader, Jeanine Añez Chavez, faces daunting challenges
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Court tosses Carl Icahn's suit seeking Occidental acquisition records
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Demographics changing at elite Park Slope schools amid city’s diversity push
Brooklyn's District 15, which includes the upscale neighborhood, scrapped all academic screens at its sought after middle schools and reserved 52 percent of seats for homeless, low-income and English learning students.
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Turkey starts supporting ISIS fighters to US, other home countries
Turkey has begun the process of returning alleged foreign ISIS fighters to their home countries, starting with an American, a Briton and seven Germans.
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Federer eases past Djokovic to advance at ATP Finals
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ALCS whistling video emerges to support ‘ridiculous’ Yankees accusations
The Yankees may have been on to something. The Bombers complained about some sketchy whistling coming from the Astros’ dugout during Game 1 of the ALCS. Houston has since been alleged to steal signs at Minute Maid Park using a camera in center-field and a monitor in the dugout. Now, there appears to be video...
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U.S. impeachment hearing TV audience less than for Kavanaugh or Comey: Nielsen data
The first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attracted an estimated 13.8 million viewers across 10 broadcast and cable television networks, according to Nielsen ratings data.
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Roger Federer delivers masterclass in win over Novak Djokovic at ATP finals
• Federer beats Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in London• Swiss advances to semi-finals of ATP FinalsBetween meekly losing his opening match against Dominic Thiem and then being constantly reminded throughout this week of one of the most heartbreaking moments of his career, his bitter defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Roger Federer had plenty of reason to doubt that he would be able to beat Djokovic in their rematch on Thursday night.Instead, the 20-time grand slam title winner shrugged off a four-match losing run against his great rival and produced a breathless exhibition of fine serving and relentless aggression to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP Finals for the 16th time in 17 attempts with an astonishing 6-4, 6-3 victory. Continue reading...
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Andrew Yang: Yes, Robots Are Stealing Your Job
Self-driving trucks will be great for the G.D.P. They’ll be terrible for millions of truck drivers.
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The Searing Colors of Santiago's Revolution
Photographer Marcelo Hernandez’s image pinpoints the glory and agony of Chileans’ struggle for liberation.
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Ex-Suffolk DA Thomas Spota goes on trial in corruption case
A disgraced former Suffolk County district attorney and his onetime aide went on trial Thursday for allegedly covering up for their police chief pal after he beat a prisoner for stealing his porn. Ex-DA Thomas Spota and former prosecutor Christopher McPartland are charged with witness tampering, obstruction of justice and tampering with witnesses. The case...
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Kentucky atheist can get ‘IM GOD’ license plate, US court rules
A federal court ruled today that an atheist gentleman from Kentucky should be permitted to get a personalized license plate from the state with the phrase “IM GOD” on it. The man is committed to his cause -- this only took three years of legal fighting. Here is the legal opinion from a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Kentucky. The ACLU and ffrf.org fought on his behalf, and won. From the Associated Press: Court documents show Ben Hart, a self-identified atheist, set out to get the Kentucky plate in 2016. But Hart’s request was denied by the state transportation department on the basis it violated antidiscrimination guidelines. News outlets report similar plates had been approved before, including “TRYGOD” and “NOGOD.” Kentucky’s American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation got involved to help Hart challenge the decision. In an opinion Wednesday by a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, the judge ruled “vanity plates” are private speech protected by the First Amendment and that the state had violated Hart’s rights by denying him the plate. US court rules Kentucky man can get ‘IM GOD’ license plate [apnews.com] With Freedom From Religion Foundation and ACLU-KY Backing, Kentucky Man Wins Right To Have "IM GOD" License Plate [aclu-ky.org] PHOTO: aclu-ky.org Read the rest
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Activists Stage Protest Against USDA Changes That Threaten Free School Lunch
Activists delivered a petition with 1.5 million signatures to the agency in an effort to stop a rule change that would end automatic enrollment in free school lunch for nearly 1 million kids.
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Basecamp now has a totally free version to help you manage personal projects
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Trump asked the Pentagon to explore trench on the border, Pentagon advised against it
The Pentagon pushed back against President Donald Trump's request to construct a trench along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal border crossings, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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Nvidia follows Intel to predict strong growth in data center business
Nvidia Corp on Thursday joined rival Intel Corp to predict strong demand for chips used in data centers after its third-quarter revenue and profit beat market expectations.
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How an Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Wound Up in a Memoir About Domestic Abuse
Carmen Maria Machado explains why she dedicated a chapter of her new book to recapping a sci-fi show from the ‘90s.
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Trump demands 500% more for US forces in South Korea
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper landed in South Korea on Thursday to navigate renewed threats from an "enraged" North Korea and newly heightened strain in the alliance with Seoul that congressional aides, lawmakers and Korea experts say has been caused by President Donald Trump.
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Anthony Rendon Rumors: Rangers Have Checked in on Nationals Star Free-Agent 3B
The Texas Rangers have reportedly " checked in" on free-agent third baseman Anthony Rendon , according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network...
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Nordstrom outerwear is discounted up to 40% off during Fall Sale
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Google to roll out RCS messaging to US Android devices
After the carriers shun Google RCS, Google rolls its own service out to the US.
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Hong Kong to unveil depth of recession amid protests, trade war
Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.
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Matt Blake gives glimpse at how he’ll improve Yankees pitching staff
Matt Blake has never been a pitching coach for a full season at the professional level — until now. And that may be the biggest adjustment the 34-year-old faces after being introduced as the new Yankees’ pitching coach on Thursday. “There’s a huge difference between preparing a plan and then the debriefing of the plan...
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Refi rates at 3.06% APR (15 yr). Do you qualify?
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Two couples caught brawling at Popeyes drive-thru in California
Here we go again. More violence erupted at a Popeyes fast food restaurant — this time a wild brawl between two couples at a California drive-thru was caught on camera, a report said. The mayhem unfolded Friday night at an outpost in Temecula when the couple in one car honked their horn at the customers...
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Trump asks supreme court to block release of his tax returns
Filing sets stage for showdown over documents Trump has refused to release, unlike every other modern presidentDonald Trump is asking the supreme court to block a subpoena demanding his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every other modern president. Continue reading...
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Elon Musk says Neuralink can ‘solve’ autism with a brain chip. We call BS
Elon Musk‘s back on the podcast scene and causing mayhem as usual. Instead of smoking cannabis with Joe Rogan – an activity that’s illegal at the federal level, where Musk holds a security clearance – he’s making outlandish claims about the capabilities of a brain chip in development by his neuro-tech startup Neuralink. On Lex Fridman’s “Artificial Intelligence” podcast, Musk recently stated that Neuralink will ‘solve’ certain brain disorders. This is a claim that may be too bold, even for Elon. He told Fridman: So Neuralink I think at first will solve a lot of brain-related diseases. So could be… This story continues at The Next Web
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Shame on Us for Getting Used to Trump
If the impeachment hearing wasn’t shocking, it’s a sign of how far we’ve fallen.
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England fans wrong to boo Joe Gomez, says Raheem Sterling
England's Raheem Sterling says it was wrong for fans to boo Joe Gomez when he came on in the 7-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win against Montenegro.
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Some ran. Others hid. Their parents worried. Inside the panic-filled moments after the California school shooting
Larry Everhart was leaving his house to get a coffee in his quiet Santa Clarita neighborhood Thursday morning when he noticed an onslaught of students sprinting toward him.
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Santa Clarita, Nancy Pelosi, ‘The Crown’: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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How REI has managed to lead with its values and still turn a profit
REI In many ways, REI is a unique retailer. The outdoor co-op closes on Black Friday, pays dividends to its 18 million member-owners, gives more than 70% of its profits back to the outdoor community, is focusing more on selling used rather than brand-new products, and isn't afraid to get political.  At a time when other large retailers are losing customers and closing doors, REI is posting record sales without sacrificing its values for profits or vice versa.  Clearly, its mission resonates with customers. It continues to successfully connect people to the outdoors and do what's right for the environment, all while growing profits, membership, and store openings. On Black Friday in 2015, while lines wrapped in and out of retailers like Best Buy and Target, REI stores across the country remained curiously dark and quiet. Instead of scooping up deals, REI employees and members were encouraged to "#OptOutside" and spend their day outdoors. Forgoing one of the biggest shopping days of the year and the opportunity to significantly boost sales was a revolutionary act, but it's less shocking than the news reports would suggest. The member-owned outdoor supply co-op has never shied away from flouting the status quo.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best leather sneakers for menDisney Plus: Everything you need to know about Disney's new ad-free streaming service21 unique kitchen gifts from Sur la Table that foodies and bakers will love
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Need to edit photos on a Chromebook? Here are the best tools for the job
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NFL FanPulse, Week 11: Falcons fans’ confidence soars while Saints fans’ plummets
Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports What a wild week in the NFL. The Falcons pulled off the unthinkable on Sunday: a 26-9 upset win on the road against Atlanta’s most hated rival, the Saints. It was arguably the biggest shocker of the week — maybe even the season — and FanPulse results for both teams reflected its magnitude. Falcons fans had been hovering below 8 percent fan confidence since the team’s Week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. But that changed in a big way after knocking off their NFC South rival. You may be thinking, “Well, actually, 26 percent is still bad,” and you’re not wrong. But it’s still a huge jump from 4 percent heading into Week 10. Drew Brees was sacked six times by a Falcons team that had seven sacks on the season coming into the matchup. The Saints had scored double-digit points in 110 straight games and won four straight at home prior to the upset, per The Falcoholic’s Adnan Ikic. No wonder Saints fans’ confidence was shaken by the loss. Saints fans were holding firm with 100 percent fan confidence for three consecutive weeks. That rating plummeted to 71 percent after the loss. The Saints have the 3-6 Buccaneers on the schedule this week. A win in Tampa Bay should give that fan confidence a boost in Week 12. There were only three games in Week 10 decided by more than one touchdown: the Falcons’ win over the Saints, the Packers’ 24-16 win over the Panthers, and the Ravens’ 49-13 dismantling of the winless Bengals. It must be nice to have Lamar Jackson at QB Ravens fans’ confidence has held steady for two solid weeks at a perfect 100 percent. This is why Ravens fans are so confident. Lamar Jackson cannot be stopped. LAMAR. JACKSON. That's it. That's the tweet. @lj_era8: CBS: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/414bcK9I5b pic.twitter.com/bcKITPODez— NFL (@NFL) November 10, 2019 Cincinnati is still winless, and Bengals fans are either resigned to a terrible season or understand that there’s no shame in getting torched by Lamar Jackson these days. They are somehow clinging to an 8 percent confidence rating. That’s just a two-point drop from last week despite losing by 36 points at home. The Ravens look like they could be formidable down the stretch. At 7-2, they’ve got a healthy two-game lead in the AFC North, and they’re just one win behind the top teams in each conference, the AFC’s Patriots and the NFC’s 49ers. Let’s check in on Patriots and Niners fans The last unbeaten team fell in an overtime thriller when the Seahawks beat the 49ers 27-24 in San Francisco on Monday Night Football. Losing to a playoff-caliber division rival didn’t put much of a dent in how 49ers fans feel about the team. While 49ers fan confidence has been stable all season, Seahawks fan confidence has been on a bit of a journey. It jumped from 62 percent in Week 10 to 70 percent after ending the Niners’ eight-game win streak. We’ll get a rematch between the Niners and Seahawks in Seattle in Week 17. For now, the Seahawks are sitting pretty at 8-2. They have a bye next week, but that fan confidence rating may change anyway. That happened for the Patriots this week, when New England fans were suddenly slightly more confident in the team despite the week off. Patriots fans probably just needed a week to recover from that absolute drubbing by Lamar Jackson and the Ravens in Week 10. They aren’t worried about the Patriots’ next matchup, either. We’ll see on Sunday if Patriots fans’ prediction about this week’s matchup is correct.
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On 16th birthday, California student walks into high school and opens fire, killing two
A California high school student pulled a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun from his backpack and fired on fellow students as classes began on Thursday, killing two and wounding three others.
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President Trump asks Supreme Court to block access to his tax returns, setting up separation of powers battle
The request followed a federal appeals court's rejection last week of Trump's claim of absolute immunity from criminal investigation and prosecution.       
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The most memorable award show moments from the past decade
Ed Herrera via Getty Images The past decade, 2010 to 2019, was full of memorable award show moments. Award shows are often full of embarassing, surprising, and funny moments.  Here are some of the award show moments we just cannot forget.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. During the 2010 MTV VMAs, Lady Gaga's controversial meat dress was tied to her protest against the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Source: Billboard During the 2011 Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel tackled Jimmy Fallon to steal Fallon's acceptance speech in case he won that night. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Source: Yahoo! At the 2011 MTV VMAs, Beyoncé revealed she was pregnant by unbuttoning her tuxedo top and rubbing her belly after her performance. Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images Source: Rolling Stone See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:11 slang words from the last decade that we loveEvery time Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have opened up about their relationship15 photos that show how different life was 100 years ago
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Following Days Of Destructive Floods, Italy Declares A State Of Emergency In Venice
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said an emergency fund of 20 million euros ($22 million) was approved. The money will help the city cover the damages done to homes and businesses.
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How will Deval Patrick fund his campaign?
Just when it looked like the field might be shrinking, another Democrat is jumping into the 2020 presidential race. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about the impact Deval Patrick may have on the race, and how he aims to fund his campaign.
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UPDATE 3-Icahn pushes for HP merger with Xerox - WSJ
Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a stake in HP Inc and is pushing for the personal computer maker's merger with printer maker Xerox Corp, arguing that a union could yield big profits for investors, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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