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Erdogan opens Turkey's first driverless metro line in Istanbul

Erdogan opens Turkey's first driverless metro line in IstanbulTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday opened the country’s first driverless metro line, an eagerly awaited project expected to relieve congestion in a traffic-choked area of Istanbul. Erdogan is already gearing up for November 2019 legislative and presidential elections and a host of new infrastructure projects are being prepared across the country. The president, a former mayor of Istanbul, has already presided over an era of transformation for the city since his ruling party came to power in 2002, with a new bridge across the Bosphorus and two tunnels under the iconic strait.



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Woman Wins Dallas Marathon With the Help of a Stranger After Falling Near Finish Line

Woman Wins Dallas Marathon With the Help of a Stranger After Falling Near Finish Line Chandler Self was helped to her feet by a kind teen each of the four times she fell.



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Woman Wins Dallas Marathon With the Help of a Stranger After Falling Near Finish Line

Woman Wins Dallas Marathon With the Help of a Stranger After Falling Near Finish Line Chandler Self was helped to her feet by a kind teen each of the four times she fell.



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U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough line

U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough lineBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. U.S. officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network that they believe exploit safe haven on Pakistani soil to launch attacks on neighboring Afghanistan. In August, Trump outlined a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, chastising Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants.



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Lebanon's Hariri takes critical line on Hezbollah

Lebanon's Hariri takes critical line on HezbollahLebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he would not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah’s positions that “affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries”, a statement from his press office said. Hariri announced his resignation from his post on Nov. 4 in a televised statement from Saudi Arabia, a Sunni monarchy and regional powerhouse locked in a confrontation with Shi’ite Iran. Hezbollah is fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.



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Power line Whitefish Energy worked on in Puerto Rico keeps failing

Power line Whitefish Energy worked on in Puerto Rico keeps failingIt's been nearly two months since Category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, leaving behind immense devastation. On Wednesday morning, the island took another step backward, as the lights went off in San Juan once again.  SEE ALSO: Google: Project Loon has provided internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico Shortly after the storm, the island's government signed a controversial $ 300 million deal with a little-known Montana company known as Whitefish Energy to restore power to parts of the island. Yet the island continues to experience major problems with its fragile electrical grid. As of Monday morning, power had been restored to about 50 percent of the island. That's when a power line known as the Cambalache Manatee line failed, again, plunging San Juan and other cities into darkness.  Confirmed: power out in Puerto Rico – Cause unknown, as of now. It just so happens, that Gov. @ricardorossello had been heralding November 15th (today) as a goal of being at 50% generation, on the 56th day after Maria. t.co/4ycaEfSFQS — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 15, 2017 Se reporta falla en línea de 230KV de Cambalache a Manatí. Personal de AEE se acerca al área para identificar el problema y restablecer el 50% de generación alcanzado. CC6 — AEE (@AEEONLINE) November 15, 2017 This is the second time in a week that this particular line has failed, affecting the parts of Puerto Rico that actually had restored power.  On Tuesday, the first outage was blamed on "human error." PREPA reports power out in Puerto Rico due to “failure of the Cambalache Manatee 230KV line” *This is the same line where there was failure last week-Yesterday, PREPA boss Ricardo Ramos said last weeks outage was caused by a “crane”, signaling human error caused it — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 15, 2017 It's also the line that Whitefish Energy has worked on as part of their controversial, and now canceled, contract with the island.  As
Mashable's own Andrew Freedman noted, the $ 300 million contract breaks down like so: Those are big bucks for work on a line that seems to be repeatedly failing and already under intense scrutiny. On Tuesday, officials were in the hot seat for a Congressional hearing. Documents released by the House Committee on Natural Resources showed that the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) contract with Whitefish was extremely troubling, particularly the approval of the contract despite internal calls of concern.
This is a developing story… WATCH: Puerto Rico is recovering cell service… with balloons



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Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourgeBANGKOK (AP) — When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo's fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead, the caller needed urgent help with a far more common problem facing Thailand's capital: snakes.



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Republican Tax Reform Bill Limps Across Starting Line

Republican Tax Reform Bill Limps Across Starting LineWASHINGTON ― Republicans prepared to finally unveiled their tax reform legislation on Thursday with a draft bill that would dramatically cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy.



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Walmart unveils Sam's Choice Itaila — a new food line straight from Italy

Walmart unveils Sam's Choice Itaila -- a new food line straight from ItalyWalmart is going Italian! The retail giant has teamed up with the Italian Trade Agency to create a line of authentic Italian cuisine for customers across America. Other items from the line also available in Walmart’s 3,600 stores include boxed dinners, bagged pastas, pesto and pasta sauces and frozen pizzas.



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Rex Tillerson Joins Long Line Of Officials Forced To Publicly Praise Trump

Rex Tillerson Joins Long Line Of Officials Forced To Publicly Praise TrumpU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference Wednesday just so he could tell people he thinks the president is “smart,” becoming the latest in a string of officials who appeared to find it necessary to publicly praise the leader.



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