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People Woman gives birth to baby using decades-old embryo
Author: 0 Woman gives birth to baby using decades-old embryo

Gibson and her husband, Benjamin , who suffers fertility issues as a result of cystic fibrosis, had fostered several children before Benjamin's father suggested they look into "adopting" an embryo donated by another couple, she told CNN .

People Race for new Himachal CM: BJP high ups tight-lipped over names
Author: 0 Race for new Himachal CM: BJP high ups tight-lipped over names

The source said the party high command didn't want to send a wrong signal by choosing a leader who would have to contest a bypoll to become a CM as there were several four- and five-term MLAs. The party had announced Mr Dhumal as its presumptive chief minister 10 days before elections, a departure from its usual strategy of not naming anyone for the top job.

People Mueller's Team Won't Be Wrapping Investigation Up Anytime Soon — WashPost
Author: 0 Mueller's Team Won't Be Wrapping Investigation Up Anytime Soon — WashPost

A lawyer for President Trump's transition team has accused special counsel Robert Mueller of illegally obtaining thousands of emails related to Trump's transition into the White House. The strongest indication of President Trump's precarious legal situation is his legal team's propensity to make political, not to mention hysterical, accusations in lieu of legal arguments.

People Parents pull kids from class as Ivanka Trump visits CT school
Author: 0 Parents pull kids from class as Ivanka Trump visits CT school

The parents claim that they would have wanted to keep their children home from school to protest against Donald Trump . The visit to the P-TECH school falls in line with Trump's push to promote and fund STEM education. On Monday she tweeted, "It was an honor to meet so many bright and talented students!" "Ms. Trump was the guest of IBM CEO Ginni Rometty , who was at the school to talk with students at Norwalk Early College Academy ", Williams said.

Author: 0 ACA signups surge in last week, HealthCare.gov total at 8.8M

So far, more than 8.8 million people have enrolled in Obamacare plans through the federal exchange , according to the CMS. "It's incredible how many people signed up for coverage this year with record-setting demand for affordable health coverage", said Lori Lodes, a spokeswoman for Protect Our Care, a non-governmental advocacy group that stepped in to publicize the marketplaces when the Trump administration slashed outreach efforts.

People Rajya Sabha disrupted, adjourned for day as Congress keeps up protest
Author: 0 Rajya Sabha disrupted, adjourned for day as Congress keeps up protest

Naidu, finally, had to stop live telecast of Rajya Sabha before adjourning the Upper House for the day, and in the process calling off Sachin's debut speech. The leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha sought an explanation from PM Modi for the "false propaganda" on the 2G scam to come to power in 2014, reports PTI.

Author: 0 VP Mike Pence Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Pence says that Trump has "put Pakistan on notice" and that the country has much to lose if it continues to harbor terrorists. He met Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, as well as U.S. The surprise trip to Afghanistan marks the first by either him or President Donald Trump . Ghani is offering Pence his thanks on behalf of a grateful nation and pointing to their common bonds.

People Barca in Griezmann approach
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And Atletico boss Diego Simeone said last week that he will not stand in the player's way should he wish to leave. It's easy to REGISTER HERE , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved! Federation Internationale de Football Association in a statement said, "can confirm that we have received a complaint from Atletico Madrid concerning the said matter".

People Seoul Hopes to Delay Nuclear Strike Until After the Olympics
Author: 0 Seoul Hopes to Delay Nuclear Strike Until After the Olympics

Korean SWAT units take part in a security drill at the opening venue of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, December 12, 2017. President Moon said a pause in provocations would help create a "conducive atmosphere towards inter-Korean as well as U.S".

People North Korea now testing anthrax on ICBMs
Author: 0 North Korea now testing anthrax on ICBMs

Both chemical and biological weapons were mentioned in reference to North Korea in a National Security Strategy unveiled by Trump on Tuesday. "North Korea-a country that starves its own people-has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland", the document states.

Author: 0 Obamacare Headed For Record Enrollment

Almost nine million Americans signed up for Obamacare this year, according to newly released statistics that sharply refute President Trump's claim that the federal health care law is "dead". On Wednesday, Trump boasted about how the tax bill the GOP passed repealed the ACA's individual mandate - a key tenet of the health care law that seeks to incentivize younger and healthier people to buy insurance, bringing the cost down for the older and sicker people in the insurance pool.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions interviewing Federal Bureau of Investigation over Uranium One probe

Meanwhile, defenders of the deal say the sale wasn't controversial, as Russian Federation doesn't have a license to export uranium outside of the United States. They've charged the agencies with unfairly targeting the president and favoring former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in her private email server investigation and Uranium One.

People Cuba's Raul Castro term in office likely extended
Author: 0 Cuba's Raul Castro term in office likely extended

The National Assembly announced through state media that its current term would run through April 19 instead of ending in February because the impact of Hurricane Irma in September had delayed the start of the political cycle. "I do not see a scope in his thought or in his expression", Antonio Rodiles said in a recent interview. Raul Castro, however, is expected to remain leader of the island's all-powerful Communist Party of Cuba until its next congress scheduled for 2021 - when he will be ...

People Dems lead by 18 points on generic ballot — CNN poll
Author: 0 Dems lead by 18 points on generic ballot — CNN poll

A similar gap existed among independent voters, which leaned 51 to 35 percent Democrat. In other poll results, Democrats are viewed more favorably than Republicans, according to the poll. A minuscule eight percent of respondents think corporations will pay more in tax under Trump's reform bill while 66% think they will pay less. It's still too early to make a definitive projection on how Democratic candidates will fare in 2018 House and Senate elections, but it's certainly looking ...

People See how Confederate statue of KKK leader was removed from Memphis park
Author: 0 See how Confederate statue of KKK leader was removed from Memphis park

Several U.S. cities have in recent months dismantled monuments to Confederate leaders, which have become focal points for a fraught national debate over race and politics. Cities have tried to remove Confederate monuments after the racially motivated massacre of nine people at a black church in SC and a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Author: 0 New Surveillance Bill Has Privacy Advocates Confused

Ostensibly important for American national security, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act authorizes the surveillance of non-Americans located outside of the United States. If the surveillance reauthorization doesn't get a vote in some form, Section 702 will officially expire at the end of 2017. The nation's top security officials said Thursday if Congress fails to reauthorize the government's chief foreign intelligence snooping authority the "country will ...

People Latest Houthi missile 'bears hallmarks' of Iran arms attacks
Author: 0 Latest Houthi missile 'bears hallmarks' of Iran arms attacks

US President Donald Trump spoke Wednesday with Saudi King Salman following the ballistic missile attack that targeted Salman's residence. Saudi authorities had said that both missiles were intercepted without causing any casualties. USA commitment to the nuclear pact may be waivering, US diplomats say, after Haley introduced what she sees as "irrefutable evidence" that Iran violated United Nations rules by providing Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms.

People International Monetary Fund welcomes Brexit progress and pins United Kingdom growth at 1.5% for 2018
Author: 0 International Monetary Fund welcomes Brexit progress and pins United Kingdom growth at 1.5% for 2018

The IMF said Egypt's economy is expected to grow 4.2 percent this year, well above initial estimates, while the inflation rate, which exceeded 33 per cent in August, is declining and is expected to fall to 13 per cent by the end of 2018. It added: "Early agreement on a transition period would avoid a cliff edge exit in March 2019 and reduce the uncertainty facing firms and households".

People Trump on verge of tax victory as US Senate passes overhaul
Author: 0 Trump on verge of tax victory as US Senate passes overhaul

The legislation, which has scored poorly in public opinion polls , promises to become one of the biggest issues in the 2018 elections that will determine whether the GOP retains its majorities in Congress. The top 1 percent of earners would get an average cut of about $50,000 that year, and the top 0.1 percent would get an average of $190,000, according to the group's analysis.

People Rome mourns early death of Christmas tree 'Baldy'
Author: 0 Rome mourns early death of Christmas tree 'Baldy'

With a week still to go until December 25, the tree in the Italian capital's main square of Piazza Venezia has become such a laughing stock that it led the city's mayor to launch an investigation into what prompted Baldy's premature demise.

People Astana hosts eighth round of talks on Syria's war
Author: 0 Astana hosts eighth round of talks on Syria's war

The 8th round of consultations in Astana on the Syrian crisis will kick off on Thursday, with the participation of UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura and representatives of the United States and Jordan. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today there were now "no dates" for the Sochi congress as of yet. The peace underwriters - Russia, Iran and Turkey - are also expected to study the initiative to convene the Syrian Congress on National Dialogue.

People Indonesia expects support for Jerusalem resolution at UN General Assembly
Author: 0 Indonesia expects support for Jerusalem resolution at UN General Assembly

Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said: "They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us. We will take note of each and every vote on this issue", Haley wrote. She says in the post, "We're always asked to do more & give more". Al-Maliki said he believes that countries will vote their conscience, and "they will vote for justice, and they will vote in favor of that resolution".

Author: 0 Shell, Eni to face trial over $1bn Nigeria bribery scandal

A judge in Milan ordered that Claudio Descalzi, an Eni executive, and his predecessor, Paolo Scaroni, should be tried on allegations of impropriety in the deal. "Royal Dutch Shell Plc today made the following statement in response to the decision by the judge of the preliminary hearing of the Tribunal of Milan in Italy to remand the company for trial for alleged offences related to oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245 in Nigeria", the statement read.

People President Trump Commutes Sentence of Man Serving 27 Years for Bank Fraud
Author: 0 President Trump Commutes Sentence of Man Serving 27 Years for Bank Fraud

His prosecution came after federal authorities staged a dramatic raid on the company's Iowa plant in 2008 , arriving by helicopter and detaining 389 illegal immigrants, including children. Last December, a former deputy attorney general who served under President Bill Clinton wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post claiming that Rubashkin's sentence was based on "perjured testimony and prosecutorial misconduct".

Author: 0 Winter Chill Returns, Snowy Weather Friday

It will be cold but dry today with plenty of sunshine. Dropping into the middle 30's heading from Thursday Night and into Friday Morning. After a mild start to the week, especially Tuesday which was a day that featured high temperatures well into the 50s, temperatures by Wednesday afternoon were back in the low to mid 40s.

People NASCAR legendary owner Richard Childress shoots at home intruders
Author: 0 NASCAR legendary owner Richard Childress shoots at home intruders

None of the suspects are believed to have been injured. The intruders broke a window beside a doorknob, which sounded an alarm, the Journal and other news outlets reported . There's a $10,000 reward out for information that can lead to the arrests of the suspects. Childress told Grice that he felt that "the only reason he and his wife were here today was because God and the Second Amendment", the release said.

People Jerusalem: US Threats Will Not Change Other States' Stance - Turkish Official
Author: 0 Jerusalem: US Threats Will Not Change Other States' Stance - Turkish Official

United States ambassador Nikki Haley sent an email to fellow UN envoys telling them that Mr Trump will be "watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us". Bozdag added that "Ankara has a clear position", and that Turkey will again support Palestine during the vote. Ahead of Thursday's meeting, Haley again warned the United States " will be taking names " of those who oppose U.S.

People Packers place Aaron Rodgers on Injured Reserve
Author: 0 Packers place Aaron Rodgers on Injured Reserve

The Panthers defense looks stout as it has in years past and Newton's play will decide how far this team ends up going in the playoffs. After being officially eliminated from playoff contention on Monday, the Green Bay Packers are playing things safe with their superstar quarterback.

Author: 0 Jewish Groups Condemn African National Congress' Downgrading Ties with Israel

The ANC worldwide relations commission came to a unanimous agreement to approve a policy that will see the South African embassy in Israel being downgraded. That situation would only change should the South African government decide to adopt the recommendation as its official policy. "We are part of a growing network of Jews across the globe who oppose the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian lands and seek justice for all people".

People Cavs working to get Isaiah Thomas run at G League practices
Author: 0 Cavs working to get Isaiah Thomas run at G League practices

You can bet the talented point guard will do everything in his power to be on the floor when the Cavs face the Celtics in Boston on January 4 (AEDT). My kids about to start school. You're not supposed to do that. "I'm just trying to get as close as 100 percent as possible and to be out there to be special.

People Net neutrality repeal creates political chasms, raises regulatory conundrums
Author: 0 Net neutrality repeal creates political chasms, raises regulatory conundrums

Join the rest of us struggling to figure out what happens next. "Locally owned internet is the only way to protect net neutrality for decades to come", Ing told Motherboard . If they even get the chance to try. The vote to return to pre-2015 internet "oversight" and strike down the controversial net neutrality regulations enacted by the previous USA administration appears to return old obstacles for smaller, rising advertisers and content providers.

People Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'
Author: 0 Jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'eligible for early release'

After speaking with Ratcliffe this morning, Labour MP Tulip Siddiq said: "This news is a glimmer of light at the end of a dark tunnel for my constituents Richard, Nazanin and Gabriella". "His deputy went to prison yesterday and met with Nazanin". "It's all positive, it's not guaranteed just yet but it's definitely part of that change of ties".