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At his final presidential press conference on Wednesday, President Obama "talked about the complexities of peace in the Middle East, universal health care, job creation — pretty boring stuff," Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. "And man, I'm gonna miss being bored." Obama "ended the press conference with a message of hope," he added, paraphrasing: "Good luck! See ya' — wouldn't want to be ya'!" "Meanwhile, everyone is getting ready for Trump's inauguration," Colbert said, "in…
01.19 / 10:13
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On Wednesday evening, an avalanche likely triggered by earthquakes buried the three-story Hotel Rigopiano in the central Italian town of Farindola, on Gran Sasso mountain in Abruzzo. There were at least 20 guests and seven staff members in the hotel, according to rescuers and local officials, and Antonio Crocetta, the head of a mountain rescue team, told Italian media "there are many deaths." Because of days of snow that blanketed Abruzzo, Lazio, and Le Marche, rescue crews did not reach…
01.19 / 09:36
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In Season 4 Episode 11 of “The Blacklist,” Liz (Megan Boone) will be working undercover to hopefully gain the trust of an all-female band of robbers. In the meantime, Red (James Spader) will be dealing with his own tro…
01.19 / 09:22
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A first large-scale solar plant will soon stand in Victoria to power Melbourne's trams network. The state government said on Thursday that the solar plant is bound to produce 75 megawatts of power. It is expected to be completed next…
01.19 / 09:21
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“Better Call Saul” season 3 has created quite a stir among audiences as Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) is all set to return in the prequel spinoff. Esposito has recently revealed that he has been receiving requests to advertise for fast food chains such as Burger King the…
01.19 / 08:00
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There are nearly 60 seniors at Cincinnati's DePaul Cristo Rey High School, and every single one has received at least one acceptance letter from a college. We're celebrating 100% college acceptance of our seniors! #dpcrclassof2017 #bruinsgoingtocollege pic.twitter.com/o8LOc26zCX — DePaul Cristo Rey (@DePaulCristoRey) January 17, 2017 "It makes me feel proud," principal Andy Farfsing told WLWT Cincinnati. "We work hard with these students. We welcome them in as freshmen with a promise t…
01.19 / 06:33
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President-elect Donald Trump wants you to know that he's been working really hard on his inaugural address, to be delivered on Friday. He posted a photo on Wednesday to prove it. Writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, three weeks ago. Looking forward to Friday. #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/S701FdTCQu — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2017 It is a nice desk, in front of a lovely and distinctive tile pattern. It also appears to be one usually o…
01.19 / 06:32
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Satellites aim to detect and provide early warnings of ballistic missiles…
01.19 / 06:29
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International agencies have confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year on record. The growing concern comes as a reminder to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce global…
01.19 / 05:58
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MONTREAL — It was, for most of the participants, just another game in m…
01.19 / 05:15
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Donald Trump quietly paid out $25 million on Tuesday night to settle litigation against his now defunct Trump University, one day before the deadline and three days before he is set to be inaugurated. The funds were deposited into an escrow account by the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative (Trump University had to change its name to the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative after New York officials told them to stop using the word "university"), and the $25 million will settle three lawsuits that said…
01.19 / 04:41
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The IDEAL Conceal ‘iPhone gun’ is set to go on sale in the next few weeks, yet it’s already making quite a stir…
01.19 / 04:37
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Ricky Gray, 39, was convicted of killing a Richmond couple and their two young daughters on New Year's Day in…
01.19 / 04:15
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Australian prodigy Ben Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, is expected to make his much-awaited NBA debut for the Philadelphia 76ers shortly after next month's All-Star game in New Orleans, per fresh…
01.19 / 03:36
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A movie producer died inside a SoHo apartment teeming with heroin and cocaine, police sources said Wednesday. …
01.19 / 03:25
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Sonny Perdue, the Republican former governor of Georgia, has been chosen to lead the Agriculture Department, Trump transition officials told Politico Wednesday, the last position in the Cabinet to be filled. A formal announcement is expected to be made on Thursday. Perdue was one of the first members of Donald Trump's Agricultural Advisory Committee, launched in August. Perdue earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia in 1971, and was a captain in the Air…
01.19 / 02:52
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The guidelines are designed "in a manner that protects the privacy and civil rights of the American people," a CIA General Counsel said. …
01.19 / 02:49
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A Milwaukee man says a Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because he shook his head at the lawman. …
01.19 / 02:12
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As was revealed in "The Last Of Us: Left Behind" and confirmed by Neil Druckmann himself, Ellie is a proud LGBT…
01.19 / 01:54
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This is a much better gift than china — for their 20th anniversary, Scott Chafian of Suffolk, Virginia, will give his wife, Cindy, a kidney. Cindy has polycystic kidney disease, which can cause the kidneys to shut down, and has been on dialysis for nearly two years. She's undergone several surgeries, and as Scott watched his wife's health get progressively worse, he knew he had to help her. With her blessing, Scott explored how to go about donating his kidney. In October, they found out h…
01.19 / 01:38
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