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Tupac Shakur murder weapon was found but mysteriously disappeared

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The murder case of the "Dear Mama" rapper, who was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, remained a mystery until it was recently revealed that the handgun used to kill Pac had been found by the police. The report just features the latest of the shocking details that have emerged throughout the 20-plus year investigation into Tupac's untimely death. Read More »

Afghan forces thwart attack on training center in Kabul

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Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told Anadolu Agency that all three attackers have been killed and two policemen have sustained minor injuries. The slain officer was the district police commander, Sarwari added. Agence France-Presse reporters, who were held more than a kilometer away from the scene, saw ambulances and reinforcements headed towards the site. Read More »

Trump praises senator who torched his nominee

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Trump nominated Petersen , who is now a member of the Federal Election Commission, to be a lifetime judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Petersen , a commissioner on the Federal Elections Commission and its former chairman, noted at the onset of the hearing that he wasn't a litigation attorney but noted that he'd overseen a staff of some 70 lawyers at the FEC and acknowledged that he would have some learning to do ahead of taking the bench. Read More »

Arctic air brings snow and Christmas weekend chill

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Though looking at green grass in temperatures in the 50s last weekend might make some doubt the winter holiday is near. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast top temps above 30 degrees for both Hervey Bay and Maryborough which are a few degrees above average for this time of the year. Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa Wins ANC Leadership Battle in South Africa

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Of all the six top six positions in contention, the most riveting is the contest between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for ANC presidency. The Sunday Independent published a front page endorsing Dlamini-Zuma on Sunday, the day the ANC presidential vote was set to happen. At this point, for example, the leading candidate for deputy president is David Mabuza, premier of Mpumalanga province and a long-time Zuma supporter who has ... Read More »

Amtrak train derails in Washington; injuries and deaths reported (updates)

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Update as of 8:56 a.m.: Several cars on I-5 were struck by the train. At this time, all lanes of traffic remain blocked on Interstate 5 in Pierce County, about 22 miles southwest of Tacoma. Amtrak: "We are aware of an incident involving Amtrak train 501". In a statement Amtrak said the train that derailed was Train 501, offering service from Seattle to Portland. Read More »

Trump to drop climate change as list of global threats to US

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Trump's doctrine holds that nation states are in perpetual competition and that the USA must fight on all fronts to protect and defend its sovereignty from friend and foe alike. The officials were also asked whether the document makes reference to election security. Iran would presumably also fall into that category. Russian Federation is threatening the USA with "so-called new-generation warfare" that includes sophisticated propaganda campaigns created to "divide our community", McMaster ... Read More »

RAF airbase in lockdown following 'significant security alert'

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American service members fired shots, according to county police. No one was injured other than the detained man, who had cuts and bruises. A statement for the base said the lockdown had later been lifted. The US Air Force said the incident had been contained and that the suspect had been apprehended. Police were called out to the scene at 1:40pm and the base was put into lock down. Read More »

Mother, three children die in Brooklyn house fire

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According to the firefighters, the second floor was completely engulfed by the fire and it took nearly two hours for 80 firefighters to control it. This is a developing story . A neighbor, who declined to be identified, said he saw firefighters running into the home as the inferno grew. "It was early morning, everyone in the home was asleep", Nigro said, according to WCBS. Read More »

Lead singer of South Korean boy band Shinee dies

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SM Entertainment , Kim's management group, has not yet offered any statement. On one hand, performers are tightly managed by their agencies and labels. SHINee released their fifth Japanese album Five this year and toured in Japan until April. Three days prior to his death, Kim was trolled by ultra-conservative group ILBE Storage after changing his Twitter profile to represent support for the LGBTQA community. Read More »

At least 12 dead as fire break out at shop in…

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The Mumbai Police said traffic had been diverted. At least six fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. The structure is said to have partly collapsed owing to the incident. "The electric wiring and installation, and a huge stock of eatables, furniture and sheets had caught fire", the official told the Hindustan Times . "Search is in progress", said a BMC spokesperson. Read More »

Britain's Princess Charlotte to start nursery

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Choosing a traditional school is something of a contrast to the nursery that Prince George attended in Norfolk , which followed the alternative Montessori method of teaching. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their daughter, Princess Charlotte , will begin attending a London nursery from January. A spokesperson for The Willcocks Nursery School also said: 'We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess ... Read More »

Turkish PM Repeats Support for Jerusalem in Palestine

Without specifically mentioning Trump's move , the draft resolution stresses that the status of Jerusalem is an issue "to be resolved through negotiations" and expresses "deep regret over recent decisions on Jerusalem status". The proposed measure, which is expected to be voted as early as Monday, also urges states to desist from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem in line with prior Security Council resolutions on the city's status. Read More »

Apotex founder and wife died of neck compression

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The Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun and Toronto Star reported Saturday that police were operating on the theory that Barry Sherman had killed his wife and hanged himself. The pharmaceutical giant produces and exports generic drugs to more than 115 countries worldwide, according to its website. Along the way he amassed a vast fortune, recently estimated by Canadian Business magazine at $4.77 billion, making him the 15th richest person in the country. Read More »

Sarah Palin's oldest son arrested on domestic violence charges

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Track Palin , was summoned Sunday morning on charges of lawful offense robbery, attack in the fourth degree and criminal fiendishness for causing property harm in Wasilla, Alaska, as indicated by court records. At the time of the 2016 arrest, Sarah Palin suggested that her son's behavior was connected to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following his deployment to Iraq. Read More »

Cold Sunday, Snow Monday

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A strong, but slow moving cold front will stay just to our west over the upcoming weekend. Still, above-average temperatures are expected for Wednesday and Thursday , with highs in the 60s. As you head out the door, expect a drop or two, but otherwise the rain is done. Winds will be out of the southwest up to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20. Read More »

SpaceX rocket set for launch this morning

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The mission, which was delayed from its original target date of December 12 after the SpaceX team made a decision to take more time to verify proper operation of its second stage full system, took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base at SpaceX's newly refurbished SLC-40 in Florida at 10:36 AM EST. Read More »

Thomas Davis has immediate regret on hit that injured Davante Adams

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Many watching at home agreed Davis, the 2014 NFL Man of the Year, should have been ejected. Based in Los Angeles. Cobb's 33-yard touchdown featured some excellent work after the catch, including some broken tackles. It was an illegal play and a highly unfortunate one for Adams, who now has three confirmed head injuries in the last 14 months. Adams left Sunday's game at Carolina to be evaluated for a concussion, Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Read More »

BJP will register comprehensive victories in Gujarat and Himachal: RS Prasad

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While you wait for the results, we've broken down the results of the Gujarat exit polls for you. However, exit polls in India have not always been correct. A party needs 35 seats or more to cross the halfway mark and form government in Himachal Pradesh. Mr Dhumal, who was declared the chief ministerial face of the BJP towards the end of the campaign, said the BJP would win more seats than projected in the exit polls. Read More »

Sen. John McCain will return to Arizona, miss vote on tax bill

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Two critical senators - Bob Corker of Tennessee and Marco Rubio of Florida - announced their support for the bill last week after initially saying they would oppose earlier versions. Senator for South Carolina, Lindsey Graham reported speaking to Cindy McCain about the health of her husband. McCain who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year and was expected to vote yes on the upcoming Senate tax vote. Read More »

PM seeks swift response to abuse report

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The royal commission report said the Catholic Church had demonstrated "catastrophic failures of leadership", particularly before the 1990s. The report also recommended that candidates for religious ministry should undergo external psychological testing, including psycho-sexual assessment, for the purposes of determining their suitability to be a person in religious ministry and to undertake work involving children, and that any person in religious ministry who is the subject of a ... Read More »

United Nations To Vote On Resolution To 'Rescind' US Recognition Of Jerusalem

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The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would nullify US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Reuters reported Saturday. " No vote or debate will change the clear reality that Jerusalem" is the capital of Israel, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, said in a statement, as quoted in the Reuters report. Read More »