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What to look out for during Robert Mueller's testimony

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig outlines what viewers should be listening for in Robert Mueller's anticipated testimony before Congress.
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LeBron James sets a triple-double record in Lakers’ win
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against every team in the league, and Anthony Davis scored 34 points during the Los Angeles Lakers’ fifth straight victory, 112-107 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. James posted 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to...
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Alibaba to price shares at HK$176 in landmark $12.9 billion HK listing: sources
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will raise up to $12.9 billion from its landmark Hong Kong listing and is set to price its shares at a 2.8% discount to their New York close, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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White Georgia girl who planned attack on black church arrested
The sinister plans were detailed in a notebook and found by her high school classmates.
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Emirates close to buying 30 Boeing 787 amid fleet review: sources
Emirates and Boeing were poised on Wednesday to seal a compromise deal that would see the Dubai carrier order around 30 787 Dreamliners, paving the way for a reduced order for delayed 777X jets, people familiar with the matter said.
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South African Airways needs government loan guarantee or risks liquidation: board member
South African Airways (SAA) needs a government guarantee to help it secure bank funding otherwise the carrier is at risk of entering liquidation, board member Martin Kingston said on Wednesday, as a crippling strike enters its sixth day.
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Seven C-SPAN cameras give us all the angles of the impeachment inquiry
Tuesday's marathon hearing in the Trump impeachment inquiry began at 9 a.m. Eastern and ended around 8:25 p.m. On Fox News, Tucker Carlson was dismissive of the four witnesses, saying "the circus train of impeachment remains stalled on the tracks." But others saw a deepening crisis rather than a circus. On CNN, Jeffrey Toobin said "today was a graveyard for Republican talking points."
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Exiled vice-president blames ‘racist backlash’ for Evo Morales's forced exit
Álvaro García Linera concedes mistakes pair made but branded the toppling of Morales as an anti-indigenous, rightwing ‘coup’Evo Morales’s closest political adviser has admitted that the Bolivian leader’s failure to groom a successor contributed to the political crisis engulfing the South American nation but slammed the “racist backlash” he blamed for the toppling of its first indigenous president. Continue reading...
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Trail Blazers Must Give Carmelo Anthony Something He Never Had in Houston
Carmelo Anthony 's debut with the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night was a reminder of many things...
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Lakers' LeBron James Becomes 1st Player with Triple-Double vs. Every NBA Team
Seventeen years into his NBA career, LeBron James is still finding new records to set. The Los Angeles Lakers All-Star became the first player in league history to record a triple-double ...
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Seth Meyers slams the GOP's latest attempts to undermine impeachment hearings
The third day of public Trump impeachment hearings took place on Thursday, though it feels as though they've been dragging on since 2016. Fortunately, Late Night with Seth Meyers examined some of the day's highlights for those too exhausted to watch the proceedings themselves. "The public hearings are going so badly for Trump that Republicans who spent weeks complaining the initial depositions were being held in private are now going back to saying this should all be handled behind closed doors," quipped Meyers, citing comments made by Senator Ron Johnson. Thursday's hearings were primarily concerned with the testimonies of White House advisor Jennifer Williams and decorated Iraq War veteran Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Meanwhile, Republicans seemed primarily concerned with attempting to discredit a Purple Heart recipient.  Read more...More about Donald Trump, Seth Meyers, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Impeachment, and Trump Administration
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Holdouts on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by police, face dwindling options
The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options on Wednesday, with some trying to escape through sewers, as police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out.
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Key moments from Kurt Volker's and Tim Morrison's testimony
Morrison was the third witness testifying Tuesday who listened in on Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
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Runaway homeless woman rescued after mom notices her in local TV interview
A woman who ran away from her family in North Dakota months ago was reunited with them after appearing on a local news program in Denver.
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Anthony Davis, LeBron James Dominant as Lakers Cruise Past Thunder
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers continue to roll with a 112-107 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder...
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CM Punk talks wrestling future, ‘garbage’ WWE creative in ‘Backstage’ debut
CM Punk didn’t drop any major pipebombs in his first official appearance on “WWE Backstage, but it didn’t stop him from being critical of WWE and addressing whether he’d be back competing in the ring. It’s going to take some work to get him to put on trunks for WWE again – but there is...
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Why Gordon Sondland is key witness in Trump impeachment hearings
The U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, will on Wednesday become the first witness with a direct line of communication to President Donald Trump to testify in public to the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.
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Value of UK's live music scene hits record high
Report reveals live music is worth £1.1bn to Uk economy with industry as a whole put at £5.2bnThe value of Britain’s live music sector hit a record £1.1bn last year, as fans flocked to see big name artists including Ed Sheeran, the Rolling Stones and Sam Smith on tour.It helped to drive the music industry’s overall contribution to the UK economy – which also includes sales of British music overseas and the money spent on food and accommodation by music tourists – to £5.2bn in 2018. Continue reading...
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North Sea oilfields could help contain climate change, says report
Offshore infrastructure in place to store carbon emissions under seabed, new report heraldsNorth Sea oil executives believe the ageing fossil fuel basin may still lead a global climate revolution by providing a testbed for clean energy breakthroughs.An industry report has revealed that the North Sea could emerge as an unlikely climate hero by becoming a global showcase for the energy transition after decades producing fossil fuels. Continue reading...
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‘Englishness’ was never enough to build a nation on | Alex Niven
With the union under unprecedented strain, it’s time for a radical new vision that goes beyond narrow nationalismsDuring his brief tenure as prime minister, Boris Johnson has flaunted his disregard for the tenets of Tory traditionalism. In an eventful few months, he has misled the monarchy and belittled the judiciary. But the bigger surprise has been his indifference to Conservative unionism. While Theresa May’s Brexit strategy faltered partly because she believed in the inviolability of the United Kingdom, Johnson seems relatively relaxed about the prospect of his party surrendering nearly all its seats in Scotland – and, in theory at least, about sacrificing some of Northern Ireland’s statutory Britishness if it will smooth the passage of a Brexit deal.All of this suggests that Johnson’s vision for government, if it can be called that, is a specifically English one. There is underlying logic here. With Scottish independence and Irish reunification now looming somewhere in the middle distance, it makes sense for Johnson to view unionism as a hopeless cause, and to think about ways of governing England after the United Kingdom crumbles. Continue reading...
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How the IMF can stay relevant
The Fund’s policy advice at present has little impact – for that it has to share the blameThis year, I didn’t attend the October annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, DC. Instead, I paid close attention to reports of the gathering and talked to people who were there whom I respect. What emerged is depressing for the wellbeing of the global economy. In particular, the prospect of continued weakness and fragmentation pressures will compound the challenges to the credibility and effectiveness of multilateral institutions.The convening power of the IMF and the World Bank is unquestionably strong, if not unique. Every year, their annual meetings attract top economic and financial officials from more than 180 countries, as well as a far larger number of private-sector representatives. It’s an exceptional global gathering, not only for officials to exchange views but also for corporate networking. Continue reading...
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And action! Ditched Dagenham studio plan back on, says developer
Prefered bidder for site shelved plan due to Brexit but rival still keen as studio demand boomsStalled plans to build a Hollywood-style studio in Dagenham East have been thrown a lifeline, with a backer offering £179m to get the first new TV and film studio built in London in 25 years.The project has been in doubt after a developer put proposals on hold indefinitely, citing Brexit uncertainty. However, another party with support from Netflix and a Hollywood film company has said its bid still stands and that the project can survive the EU-UK melodrama. Continue reading...
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The royal treatment: the majestic role of fashion in The Crown
By recreating the royals’ outfits and ramping up the glamour, the hit TV drama constantly blurs the line between fact and fiction. That is what makes the show so compellingAll publicity is good publicity, they say, but the royal family is the exception that proves that rule. And recent television coverage of the royals has been – to put it mildly – a mixed bag. The new series of The Crown launched on Netflix within hours of that Prince Andrew interview. One was dependably glorious, which is precisely what royalty is supposed to be. The other was, well, a car crash seems to be the go-to analogy, although I can’t help feeling car crashes are slightly bad-taste imagery when it comes to describing royal PR disasters.The upshot of all this is that the third series of The Crown will be required to do more heavy lifting than the previous two, in making us fall in love with it – a burden that falls in large part upon the wardrobe department. Clothes, jewellery, hair and makeup are an essential part of The Crown. From the beginning, the series has made the royals more beautiful and more glamorous than their real-life counterparts, and invited us to fall under their spell. The Crown has given the senior royals a newly glittering backstory: here, we see the Queen a spirited young beauty; Prince Philip golden-haired and square-jawed. Continue reading...
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Beavers to be released in plan to ease flooding and aid biodiversity
‘Nature’s engineers’ to be introduced on National Trust land in south of EnglandThree families of beavers are to be introduced on land managed by the National Trust as part of plans to ease flooding and improve biodiversity.Two Eurasian beaver families will be released next spring into enclosures at Holnicote estate on Exmoor, in Somerset, and another group will arrive at Valewood on the Black Down estate, on the border of West Sussex and Surrey. Continue reading...
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‘The clock is ticking’: race to save 2 million from statelessness in Assam
A team of volunteer paralegals are fighting to stop Indians without proof of citizenship being sent to detention campsWhen she was one, Suro Devi was rescued by a sewer cleaner from a rubbish dump in Assam, northeast India. When the state of Assam started a massive exercise to register its citizens in 2015, Suro Devi did not have a birth certificate, information about her parents, a voter list with her name on it, or anything to prove that she had lived in Assam before 25 March 1971. She seemed destined to be left off the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and become stateless, and perhaps spend the rest of her days in a detention camp.But Zamser Ali, a citizenship rights activist based in Assam’s capital, Guwahati, heard about Devi’s case. He knew that documents were not the only thing that could prove your origins. He managed to track down five eyewitnesses to her rescue from the dump. And in August, when the draft NRC was published, Devi’s name appeared on it. Continue reading...
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General election: Poverty and crime pledges to the fore after TV debate – live news
Leaders will try to steer campaign back to their key messages amid wash-up from ITV leaders’ debateElection debate: Corbyn and Johnson clash over NHS and BrexitSign up to the morning briefing 6.00am GMT Good morning and welcome to today’s politics news. It is the day after the night before and if you missed the debate we have a lot of material to catch you up. Start here with our wrap of what happened.Rowena Mason offers her analysis including the leaders’ best lines, worst moments and overall pitch. Our panel has given its verdict on how Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn fared. We’ve fact-checked the leaders’ claims, and there is news about the Conservative press office changing its Twitter name to make it look like a fact-checking service for the duration of the debate. Continue reading...
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I’ll take Labour dithering over Conservative cruelty any day | George Monbiot
We face a choice between a party in it for themselves and one seeking to solve our massive problems. It’s no contestTry to imagine Jeremy Corbyn in Tony Blair’s post-political role: flying around the world, enriching himself by striking deals with tyrants and oil companies. Try to picture John McDonnell setting up, like Blair’s righthand man, Peter Mandelson, a consultancy that gives reputational advice to controversial corporations. Try to picture Rebecca Long-Bailey being caught in a sting, like three of Blair’s former ministers, who offered undercover journalists political influence in exchange for cash.I find these scenarios impossible to imagine. Whatever you might think of Labour’s frontbenchers, you could surely no more picture them behaving this way than you could picture Boris Johnson abandoning his career to become a hospital cleaner. Continue reading...
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Get the next level of care with the Philips DiamondClean electric toothbrush
TL;DR: The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush is on sale for £99.99 on Amazon, saving you 67% on list price. Not all electric toothbrushes are created equal, and no matter how regularly you clean, some brushes are going to let you down. If dental hygiene is important to you (and it should be), we recommend investing in a quality device from a respected brand, like the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush. This mean-looking model has five cleaning modes, hidden LED controls, and a battery life of 14 days. SEE ALSO: 8 of the best electric toothbrushes in the UK You can now pick up the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean electric toothbrush for just £99.99 on Amazon. This is down by 67% in the "Countdown to Black Friday Sale," saving you £199.01. This also includes a two-year warranty and a 28-day money-back guarantee, so you are covered if things go awry.  Read more...More about Philips, Mashable Shopping, Electric Toothbrush, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Simon Cheng: Former UK consulate worker says he was tortured in China
The man, detained in August, says he was blindfolded and beaten for his part in Hong Kong's protests.
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UPDATE 1-California's PG&E customers face new round of mass outages
Power supply to about 150,000 California homes and businesses is expected to be shut off on Wednesday, in the latest precautionary outage planned by utility giant PG&E against wildfire risks posed by extremely dry, windy weather.
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Hollywood exec wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman: screenwriter
“Someone pointed out Julia Roberts couldn’t be Harriet, the executive responded, ‘It was so long ago. No one is going to know the difference.'"
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Analysis: This could be the defining moment
This story was originally published in the November 20 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning.
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Girl gets photo shoot after being denied school picture
The 8-year-old Michigan girl who was not allowed to get her school picture taken because of her red hair extensions got a second chance at a special photo shoot. CNN affiliate WILX reports.
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Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the EU, has significant explaining to do on three key episodes
Gordon Sondland is entering a lions' den.
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VW's ID Space Vizzion electric concept car doesn't have door handles
The Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion electric concept car can go up to 300 miles on a single charge, boasts an impressive aerodynamic build, and is made with recycled materials — but don't look for something as basic as a door handle on the compact SUV-sized vehicle. The Space Vizzion is the seventh ID concept car showing what VW can do with an electric fleet as it adds more all-electric vehicles to its line-up. VW plans to add up to 20 electric vehicles on its battery platform (known as MEB, or "modular electric drive matrix") by 2025. A production-ready version of the car is expected in the U.S. by 2022. The original Vizzion concept car was first shown in 2018 as a sleek, low-riding, self-driving sedan, and the latest concept station wagon/super small SUV was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show Tuesday night. Read more...More about Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Concept Car, Tech, and Transportation
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Alibaba to exercise full retail tranche in Hong Kong listing -sources
Alibaba has exercised its full retail tranche, from 2.5% to 10%, in its Hong Kong secondary listing, thanks to oversubscription, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. forces in Afghanistan in a statement says that two U.S. service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The statement says Wednesday that the cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire. It added further that...
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Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018
Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday.
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Five Killed as Political Violence Keeps Grip on Bolivia
The men died as the military temporarily broke a days-long siege of a gasoline plant by supporters of the ousted president, Evo Morales.
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack
The strikes further burst into the open what’s been a long shadow war between Israel and its archenemy Iran.
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China summons U.S. embassy official to demand halt to Hong Kong meddling
China made stern representations to a representative of the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after the Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong.
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Taliban returns American and Australian hostages as part of a prisoner swap after holding them for over 3 years
Screenshot/Youtube American Kevin King, 63, and Australian Timothy Weeks, 50, were released from Afghanistan after being held hostage since 2016. The pair's release was facilitated by the Afghan government and the Taliban as part of a prisoner swap which included senior members of the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network.  The State Department said in a statement that both men were in the custody of the US military and would soon be reunited with their families.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An American and an Australian who were held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for over three years were freed on Tuesday as part of a prisoner swap. The State Department said in a statement on Tuesday that American Kevin King, 63, and Australian Timothy Weeks, 50, were "successfully recovered" on Tuesday morning and were in the custody of the US military. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.17 relationship facts everybody should know before getting marriedThe best smart speaker you can buy: Amazon Echo vs. Google Home vs. Sonos OneSEE ALSO: Pompeo leaves Taliban talks on the table, saying the group needs to 'change their behavior'
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Big moments from third public impeachment hearings
The House Intelligence Committee concluded the third day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. CNN's Athena Jones reports on the big moments from the day's key witnesses.
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Easy last-minute gifts for when you have more money than time
Gift giving can be a beautiful and fulfilling process. When else do you put so much specific thought into the interests and needs of your loved ones? And nailing a gift can conjure a warm-and-fuzzy feeling inside that outweighs the joy of receiving oneHowever, picking out the right pressie can also be a huge point of stress – especially when it’s for someone you feel obliged to give a gift to, but are stumped about what to get (think in-laws, or that neighbour who watered your plants in August)When you’re swimming in work- or life-related stresses already (and who isn’t this time of year?) it can be worth just throwing a few extra bucks at the problem to save yourself any more angst. Sometimes you just need a gift that’s really nice, and will meet the obligation, so you can put the extra time and energy into buying those gifts that need to be personal and perfect. Read more...More about Supported, Gift Ideas, Gift Guide, Brand X, and Watercooler
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Carmelo Anthony: 'Greatest Feeling of All' to Feel Wanted by Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony made his long-awaited return to an NBA court Tuesday night, and the emotional payoff was well worth the wait...
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Australia fires: 'Catastrophic' alert issued to South Australia
A heatwave brings "catastrophic" danger to South Australia as massive blazes ravage the east coast.
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This could be the defining moment of America's entire impeachment drama
Sondland will be questioned on live television Wednesday morning. A political appointee new to high stakes diplomacy, he is the antithesis of the career foreign service officers who have described discomfort with the scheme. After Trump hung up, the indiscrete Sondland told his colleagues that the President was in a bad mood, as he often was in the mornings, and didn't "give a s--t" about Ukraine. Now his testimony in the House of Representatives could be the defining moment of the entire impeachment drama.
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Rare Virginia Woolf Materials Sold to New York Public Library
The newly acquired items include rarities like eight letters written by Woolf’s husband and sister shortly after she disappeared and committed suicide.
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Gordon Sondland Is Likely to Face Tough Questions in Impeachment Hearing
The American ambassador to the European Union once boasted he could get President Trump on the phone. No more.
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