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Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing race

Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing racePHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state's other spot in the Senate.



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Former officers charged after leaked video shows them slamming middle school student

Former officers charged after leaked video shows them slamming middle school studentFormer Louisiana officers are facing minor charges after a video surfaced showing a violent encounter with a 14-year-old middle school student.



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J&J announces $5 billion share buyback after shares extend losses

J&J announces $  5 billion share buyback after shares extend lossesJohnson & Johnson said on Monday it plans to buy back up to $ 5 billion of its stock, after a Reuters report on Friday that the company knew for decades that its Baby Powder contained cancer-causing asbestos wiped about $ 40 billion from its market value. J&J knew about the presence of small amounts of asbestos in its products as early as 1971, a Reuters examination of company memos, internal reports and other confidential documents showed. The share repurchase was just the latest effort the healthcare conglomerate has made to boost investor confidence.



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Sanders Lashes Comey For 'Corruption' After He Slams Spineless GOP On 'Lying' Trump

Sanders Lashes Comey For 'Corruption' After He Slams Spineless GOP On 'Lying' TrumpWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders launched a scathing,



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Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'

Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'A Texas judge told a mom that people "take better care of their pets" after her daughters died painful deaths from being left overnight in a vehicle.



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Congressional delegation will visit Border Patrol site after death of 7-year-old girl in US custody

Congressional delegation will visit Border Patrol site after death of 7-year-old girl in US custodyA congressional delegation will visit the New Mexico border station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was detained before dying at a nearby hospital – amid calls by her father for a “transparent” investigation into the circumstances that led to her death. The child, Jakelin Caal Maquin, was with her father were in a group of 163 migrants that was detained by US Border Patrol on 6 December in a remote area of the New Mexico desert. Officials say that she began vomiting and stopped breathing while in Border Patrol custody, and then suffered from cardiac arrest after being transferred to a Texas hospital.



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Camp Fire Cleanup Workers Fired After Posting Disgraceful Photos

Camp Fire Cleanup Workers Fired After Posting Disgraceful PhotosThree contractors working to clear the devastation left in the wake of the



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Paris 'yellow vest' protests lose steam after Emmanuel Macron concessions

Paris 'yellow vest' protests lose steam after Emmanuel Macron concessionsDefiant “yellow vest” demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday, but the anti-government protests appeared to be losing steam after major concessions by President Emmanuel Macron and another deadly terror attack on French soil. Riot police fired tear gas and fought with protesters on the Champs Elysées and elsewhere in the capital, but these were minor incidents compared with the widespread rioting and looting that took place a week ago. More than 66,000 took part in demos across the country, half the number of a week ago, and in Paris 2,200 people participated, far fewer than the 10,000 who turned out last Saturday, according to interior ministry figures. Face-off: Police stand guard as 'Mariannes' from the feminist group Femen join the Paris protests Credit: ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images On Place de la République in Paris, a few hundred yellow vests congregated in rain and near-zero temperatures after being pushed out of the Opera district by riot police. They unfurled a banner with the slogan: “We want a president of the poor”, a jibe at Mr Macron who many French accuse of being a “president of the rich” who has neglected the small-town and rural voters who make up the bulk of the yellow vest movement. The former investment banker, who is facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, unveiled a series of concessions on Monday to defuse the yellow vest crisis, which takes its name from the high visibility jackets all drivers in France are legally obliged to keep in their cars. He was hoping that the package of tax and minimum wage measures for low-income workers would help bring calm to the country after more than a month of clashes and disruption. French security forces intervene as protests weakened in the face of terror threats Credit:  Anadolu His move appeased many French, with public support for the yellow vest protests dropping from more than 80 percent to around 50 percent. But many others, who say the new measures will still not enable them to make ends meet, were set on continuing the protests to try and squeeze more concessions out of the 40-year-old president. “His (Macron’s) taxes will cancel out the rise in the minimum wage,” a 49-year-old computer technician, who declined to give his name, told The Telegraph on the Place de la République. Five 'Mariannes' – the national symbol of the French Republic – confront the gendarmerie Credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images He said he had no intention of giving up the fight, and rejected the government’s call for calm in the wake of a terror attack this week in Strasbourg in which a gunman shot dead four people before being caught, two days later, and shot dead by police.  “That’s merely an excuse to try and keep us off the streets. The attack and this protest have nothing to do with each other,” he said. Protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) demonstrate against rising oil prices and deteriorating economic conditions along the Champs-Elysee About 8,000 police – four times the number of demonstrators – and 14 armoured vehicles were deployed across Paris for Saturday’s demonstration, and many streets in the city centre were honeycombed with checkpoints where officers in riot gear checked bags and coats for weapons and helmets.  Police said 112 people were taken into custody in Paris.  The number of deaths linked to the protest rose to seven after Belgian police said a man accidentally crashed his car on Friday night into a truck that had stalled at a yellow vest roadblock on the Franco-Belgian border. 



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Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest

Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrestTORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said.



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Harvey Weinstein bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence after another actress rejected his advances, lawsuit claims

Harvey Weinstein bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence after another actress rejected his advances, lawsuit claimsFilm producer Harvey Weinstein is alleged to have bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence when another actor rejected his advances. According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, Weinstein pushed the unnamed actress to the ground during a meeting at his office in 2013 before sexually assaulting her. Lawrence issued a statement on Friday denying she had had a sexual relationship with Weinstein.



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