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Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

Beijing firmly views Taiwan as part of a single Chinese nation. "In the mind of Chinese leaders, concerns are mounting over about USA policy toward China" under Trump's administration, Shi said. This is the first bilateral contact at this level since Washington ended diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979. Mr Trump, based at his NY offices while he prepares to move to the White House next month after his inauguration, has taken congratulatory calls from dozens of world leaders. Read More

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'The Walking Dead' goes to Oceanside: How much is too much?

'The Walking Dead' goes to Oceanside: How much is too much?

They're still reeling from the murderous attack on Negan's outpost in season six (remember that?), and Tara unfortunately is still unaware that her love interest Denise was killed by Dwight. They got scattered, but found Oceanside and adopted their shoot on sight policy. It seems like she's made peace with everybody (but Rachel), as they send an escort to search for Heath . Read More

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WWE Survivor Series Preview & Prediction

WWE Survivor Series Preview & Prediction

The first time was in 2004 about twelve years ago and it was a disaster, it was so bad not even Stone Cold could make it better. This bout, a technical masterpiece, set up their eventual submission match at Wrestlemania 13, which to this day, I still think is the greatest, most significant Mania match of all time (in part because I was there for it - I'm biased). Read More

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Legendary Singer, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies at 82

Legendary Singer, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies at 82

Another standout Cohen song was " So Long, Marianne ", written about his muse, Marianne Ihlen, whom the singer met on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960 when he was writing poetry. "I am ready to die". For part of the 1990s, Cohen lived in a Zen Buddhist monastery in the San Gabriel Mountains just outside Los Angeles , where he handled tasks as menial as cleaning toilets. Read More

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Deal set to dismiss domestic assault case against Manziel

Deal set to dismiss domestic assault case against Manziel

The judge set a date for an additional hearing on December 1, when the case will presumably be settled. "That's all in progress", Darnell said about an agreement. Since his indictment, Manziel was released by the Browns on March 16. The tentative deal doesn't end Manziel's legal troubles. Manziel has received little interest from NFL clubs and faces a six game suspension upon any potential return to the league. Read More

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Prince Harry Introduced Meghan Markle to Prince William

Prince Harry Introduced Meghan Markle to Prince William

For more on the couple, including details on Markle's stealth-like arrival to the United Kingdom last week and why she has yet to meet Duchess Kate , pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands now. The Queen only signs off on Scotland Yard providing personal protection from the elite Royalty and Specialist Protection squad - called Special Operations 14 - once a royal couple of sufficient rank have become engaged. Read More

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Toddler died after father left him in hot auto for seven hours

He was also found guilty of two counts of cruelty to children related to Cooper's death, and guilty of three counts relating to his electronic exchanges of lewd material with two underage girls. Prosecutors argued Harris must have known Cooper was in the rear seat of his SUV. Judge Clark kept Gallimore's police report from being entered into evidence about the apparent inconsistency, which resulted in the motion for a mistrial. Read More

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Cubs players revel in World Series victory parade

And as Cubs President Theo Epstein's bus drove by, fans yelled "Theo, Theo, Theo". The parade wound through downtown and ended roughly 7 miles south in Grant Park, where the rally started in the early afternoon. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts told the crowd that the players on the World Series team are "going to be Chicago baseball legends". Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said the rail line is "using every piece of equipment" available to accommodate the "huge demand". Read More

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Why Donald Trump protesters are wearing safety pins

Why Donald Trump protesters are wearing safety pins

Good reports that after an increase in attacks on immigrants in the United Kingdom after citizens voted to exit the European Union, a Twitter user rallied people on social media to wear the small pins to show unity. Brits soon began posting selfies of themselves with safety pins attached to their clothes. "It's important for them to know that we stand together and will not allow any of the discrimination we saw in the election to hurt them", said Jacquie Ostrom of Colorado Springs. Read More

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President Obama congratulates Donald Trump, invites president-elect to White House

President Obama congratulates Donald Trump, invites president-elect to White House

The vice presidential meeting comes the same day that President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump will meet at the White House. But given the lopsided margin by which white voters opted for Trump and the president-elect's own racially-charged rhetoric during the campaign, Pitney says some will interpret this election as a backlash against the nation's first African-American president. Read More

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Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian welcome baby girl

Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian welcome baby girl

The model gave birth to the couple's first child, a baby girl, at 9:18 a.m. PST Thursday via C-section, reports E! Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, and her beau Corey Gamble were en route to the hospital, added E! The "Rob & Chyna Baby Special" will bring viewers into the delivery room, and focus on the complicated journey the couple takes as they start their new family. Read More

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Senate control up for grabs as Democrats seek majority

Ms Duckworth represents one of the five seats Democrats need to gain to wrest control of the Senate from Republicans. GOP. Sen. Richard Burr held onto his seat in North Carolina in a tightly contested race over Democrat Deborah Ross. He's poised to become majority leader if he wins and the Democrats retake the Senate. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on both sides by the party committees, special interests, and super PACs aligned with the Senate leaders, Reid and Majority Leader ... Read More

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Clinton leads Trump 48-43% in tracking poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC Tracking Poll released early on Sunday. " Michigan is definitely in play", said Dan Pero, chief of staff to former Michigan Gov. John Engler, a Republican . "When I look at Washington , I am anxious", German President Joachim Gauck told the magazine, citing Trump's "unpredictability". Read More

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'Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction'

'Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction'

LOS ANGELES (AP ) - While the Los Angeles Lakers shouted and shoved each other with elation, Luke Walton managed to look unsurprised by the incredible upset unfolding before them. With the addition of Durant, it may seem like the Warriors have a modern version of "The Big Three" plus one, starring Curry, Durant and Thompson, with Green cast in a crucial supporting role. Read More

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Kevin Durant Meets Former Team for First Time

While Durant led the Warriors to a blowout of his former team, those hoping for an icy exchange between Durant and Westbrook weren't let down. He matched his career high with seven three-pointers, pulled down seven rebounds and blocked a shot as the Warriors handed Westbrook and the Thunder their first defeat of the young season after four straight victories. Read More

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Garth Brooks wins Entertainer of the Year at CMAs

Garth Brooks wins Entertainer of the Year at CMAs

But this year is no ordinary installment of the show - it's the half-century anniversary of the CMA Awards , so it's a job both Paisley and Underwood say they take very seriously. The video first debuted in September and features a medley of country music's greatest hits: "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "On The Road Again", and " I Will Always Love You ". Read More

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Violence by, toward police backdrop for South Carolina trial

Numerous questions were about Walter Scott, his character, his past, and the events of the day he was shot. It does not show the shooting of Scott, which happened outside the view of the dash camera. Savage called that "pure speculation", and said there was no way Slager could have known Scott was unarmed. Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the April 2015 shooting death. Read More

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