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Theresa May Apologizes For Delayed Operations That Contributed To Flu Deaths

British Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to the tens of thousands of people affected by National Health Service England’s decision that hospitals should postpone non-urgent operations and outpatient clinics until the end of January to help hospitals cope with the surge in demand for care, The Guardian reports. The prime minister’s unprecedented apology came as new figures showed that 16,900 ...

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Leading Mexican Presidential Candidate Puts Himself At Heart Of Security Plan

The left-wing frontrunner to win this year’s Mexican presidential election said on Thursday that he would personally take a central role in restoring order after years of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, Reuters reports. Sketching out his plans to end the bloodletting, former Mexico City mayor and presidential contender Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador presented a team ...

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Unlikely Bromance Develops Between Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham

As President Donald Trump rings in the New Year, he’s also beginning to embrace a new friendship with a once-unlikely candidate: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, CBS News reports. Following a meeting with Republican senators about immigration policy at the White House Thursday, Trump spoke fondly of his onetime critic and rival for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.”Lindsey used to ...

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Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. Could Go to Jail for Money Laundering If Steve Bannon Is Right

Former top White House official Steve Bannon has said that both Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. likely laundered money over the course of their careers—and possibly during their time on the campaign trail and at the White House. Bannon made the assertion and many others during interviews for a new book by Michael Wolff, a journalist who was granted ...

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Latvia Expels Another Russian Journalist, Citing Threat To National Security

Authorities have given a Russian journalist a 24-hour deadline to leave the country, accusing her of being a national security threat, Radio Free Europe reported Thursday. “Today, a resolution was issued. Local border guard services were very surprised because they themselves are trying to read it and understand how that could happen.” – Russia’s Interfax news agency quoting Olga Kurlayeva ...

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Republicans Win Random Drawing To Maintain Control Of Virginia House of Delegates

Virginia Republican David Yancey was the winner for a tie-breaking drawing for a Virginia House of Delegates seat, allowing the GOP to maintain narrow control of the chamber by defeating Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds, according to National Public Radio. The tie was decided by each candidate having their name placed in a film canister which was then placed into a ...

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PM Abe says nuclear North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII

Tokyo (CNN)Japan’s Prime Minister has called the prospect of a nuclear-capable North Korea “absolutely unacceptable” and said the security situation facing his country is the severest since the Second World War. Prime Minister Abe urged the international community to apply concerted pressure to the rogue nation in an attempt to coerce its regime into giving up its nuclear ambitions. “A ...

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Huge swath of US hit by winter storm bringing, snow, cold

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. were hunkered down as a massive winter storm packing snow, ice and high winds, followed by possible record-breaking cold, moved up the Eastern Seaboard, with the worst conditions expected from the Carolinas to Maine. The massive storm expected on Thursday began two days ago in the Gulf of ...

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