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White Elephant gets a wild twist at this family's holiday party

White Elephant gets a wild twist at this family's holiday partyAlso known as Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa, every player has to bring a wrapped gift. The game has players either choose a random gift to unwrap, or steal an already unwrapped gift from someone else. Since the point of White Elephant is to get rid of your junk acquired over the last year, gifts tend to be pretty impractical, and competition can get dicey.



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Syria withdrawal the latest twist for Trump

Syria withdrawal the latest twist for TrumpPresident Donald Trump’s decision announced Wednesday to withdraw US troops from Syria marks his latest abrupt twist on the war, over which he has been inconsistent even by his standards. Trump, taking to his favorite medium of Twitter, declared the defeat of the Islamic State extremist movement, which he said was the sole reason for the presence of 2,000 troops in Syria. Obama, questioning the wisdom of US intervention, ordered a force for the narrow goal of fighting the group also known as ISIS.



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What to know about the latest twist in the Russia probe

What to know about the latest twist in the Russia probeWASHINGTON (AP) — Money laundering, tax evasion, acting as a foreign agent, now witness tampering. Special counsel Robert Mueller has turned up the heat on Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, threatening new criminal charges and asking a judge to put him in jail while he awaits trial.



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George Washington's church to remove plaque honouring first US president as monuments row takes twist

George Washington's church to remove plaque honouring first US president as monuments row takes twistThe church where George Washington worshipped is removing a plaque honouring the memory of America’s first president in the latest example of the way historic monuments are influencing contemporary politics. Officers at Christ Church, in Alexandria, Virginia, said it was removing the plaque for the slave-owning president along with one for a second parishioner, General Robert Lee, who rose to the head of the Confederate army during the Civil War. “The Vestry has unanimously decided that the plaques create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church, and an impediment to our growth and to full community with our neighbours,” church officers said in a letter to the congregation following a month-long consultation period. Washington was one of the congregation’s founding members in 1773, paying for pew number five, while General Lee’s daughter left the church $ 10,000 in her will. The two plaques have hung on either side of the altar since 1870, soon after Lee’s death, paid for by city residents. Workers in New Orleans prepare to remove a statue of General Robert Lee in May Credit: AP But local authorities across the US have removed a string of Confederate statues and memorials from public places in recent years. Critics say there is no place in modern America for symbols associated with racism and slavery. The issue is highly charged. One person died in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August when counter-protesters clashed with white nationalists protesting against the removal of a General Lee Statue. All are welcome. (Except George Washington.) pic.twitter.com/xy6cct4C8k— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) October 28, 2017 The controversies prompted Donald Trump to ponder whether Washington would be targeted next. In its letter, first reported by the Republican Standard website, church officers said that times had changed. “We understand that both Washington and Lee lived in times much different than our own, and that each man, in addition to his public persona, was a complicated human being, and like all of us, a child of God,” they wrote. The plaques are due to be relocated by next summer as the church decides how better to commemorate its famous worshippers.



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In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuitFIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history has taken yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago.



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How Emma Watson Gave Belle a Fresh Feminist Twist

How Emma Watson Gave Belle a Fresh Feminist TwistEmma Watson, a contemporary feminist icon, wanted her version of Belle to reflect the modern-day woman.



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