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President Trump Says He's Signed More Laws Than Any President Since Truman

President Trump Says He's Signed More Laws Than Any President Since TrumanPresident Trump falsely claims that he has signed more legislation than any president since Harry Truman.



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'I’m Not Giving up My Voice.' Sen. Al Franken Makes First Public Statement Since Resigning

'I’m Not Giving up My Voice.' Sen. Al Franken Makes First Public Statement Since ResigningSen. Al Franken spoke to his supporters in Minneapolis Thursday evening after resigning due to sexual harassment allegations made against him.



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Judge praises teen for progress since killings when he was 8

Judge praises teen for progress since killings when he was 8ST. JOHNS, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona judge and the family of a teenager who fatally shot two men in 2008, including his father, heaped praise on him Wednesday for the progress he's made as his time on probation comes to an end.



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Chinese ships spotted by satellites 'selling oil to North Korea' 30 times since October, despite sanctions

Chinese ships spotted by satellites 'selling oil to North Korea' 30 times since October, despite sanctionsAmerican reconnaissance satellites have reportedly spotted Chinese ships suspected of selling oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October. South Korean officials told the Chosun Ilbo that the ships were allegedly trading in the West Sea between China and South Korea in a bid to bypass strict United Nations sanctions on oil exports to the pariah regime over its ongoing nuclear and weapons programme. “We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea’s imports of refined petroleum products,” an unnamed source told the paper. The US Treasury published surveillance photographs reportedly taken on October 19 of the North Korean vessel Rye Song Gang 1 lashed to a large Chinese vessel in deep waters, apparently showing hoses transferring oil. Under the current tough sanctions regime Pyongyang is only allowed 500,000 barrels of oil imports a year. North Korea last week denounced ever tightening economic sanctions as “an act of war.” Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea on the high seas is also forbidden under UN rules but very hard to patrol without an aggressive Chinese crackdown on smuggling. Robert Kelly, professor of political science at South Korea’s Pusan National University, ventured that the reports were entirely plausible. “There is a lot of under-the-radar on the Chinese side. Beijing does not police the border strictly or enforce the sanctions toughly. This could be that,” he said. Meanwhile analysts were surprised by the latest Chinese customs data released on Tuesday, showing that, in a rare move, Beijing exported no oil products to North Korea in November. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she didn’t know any details about the oil products export situation, but added: “As a principle, China has consistently fully, correctly, conscientiously and strictly enforced relevant UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea.” It is unknown if China still sells crude oil to Pyongyang as Beijing has not disclosed its crude export data for several years.



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California wildfire largest since 1932: Cal Fire

California wildfire largest since 1932: Cal FireA California wildfire that firefighters have battled for over two weeks is now the state’s largest since at least 1932, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday. The so-called “Thomas Fire” has burned 273,400 acres (70,172 hectares), destroyed 1,063 structures and cost more than $ 177 million since it broke out on December 4, Cal Fire said. San Diego-based Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson died fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County on December 14.



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Report: In 2018, Global Defense Spending Will Reach Highest Level Since Cold War

Report: In 2018, Global Defense Spending Will Reach Highest Level Since Cold WarGlobal defense spending in 2018 is expected to reach the highest levels recorded since the end of the Cold War. The $ 1.67 trillion would be a 3.3 percent increase over 2017 levels, the highest year-on-year growth in over a decade. In revealing IHS Jane’s forecasts, Fenella McGerty, a principal analyst at the company, said: “The increase in defense spending reflects improving economic conditions around the world, coupled with a response to continuing instability in a number of key regions.” That a growing global economy is the primary force behind increased military spending is substantiated by McGerty’s observation that “defense spending remains lower in relation to GDP than at any time in the last 10 years.” In fact, over the last decade global defense spending has dipped to an average of 2.2 percent of GDP, down from 2.7 percent.



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Senate Paid Out $1.45 Million In Discrimination Settlements Since 1997, Data Shows

Senate Paid Out $  1.45 Million In Discrimination Settlements Since 1997, Data ShowsThe Senate paid nearly $ 1.45 million in taxpayer-funded discrimination settlements over the last two decades, according to data released on Thursday obtained by several news outlets.



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Thousands in Syria's Aleppo mark one year since 'victory'

Thousands in Syria's Aleppo mark one year since 'victory'Jumaa Sabbuh lost his son in the violence that battered Syria’s Aleppo for years. On Thursday, he was among thousands commemorating the one-year anniversary of the army’s recapture of the city. Sabbuh carried a poster of his bright-eyed son, killed in 2014 while serving in Syria’s army.



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Roy Moore Still Won't Concede Defeat. It's Been A Week Since The Election.

Roy Moore Still Won't Concede Defeat. It's Been A Week Since The Election.A week after Doug Jones was named Alabama’s new senator-elect, his opponent Roy Moore has yet to concede defeat.



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NBC WSJ Poll: Democratic favorability highest since 2008

NBC WSJ Poll: Democratic favorability highest since 2008In a new poll from NBC News/Wall Street Journal, President Trump's approval sits at the lowest level for any president at this point in time.



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