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Alabama Senate race churns into final hours, still too close to predict

Today 12:44 GMT

With the help of two high-profile surrogates, Roy Moore and Doug Jones scrambled Monday to stake their final claims in Alabama’s cliffhanger of a U.S. Senate race.

He capped his day with a Birmingham get-out-the-vote rally featuring former NBA star and Alabama basketball legend Charles Barkley. Jones, 63, a former federal prosecutor and Alabama native, has pointedly kept his distance from national Democrats, who are generally held in low regard in this Deep South state.

Source: ABC News

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Today 10:53 GMT

While his election has powerful political repercussions, Jones becoming the 49th Senate Democrat will likely have only a modest impact on Republicans’ ability to accomplish their legislative goals, although his joining the Senate ranks will be a strong catalyst for Republicans to finish their major agenda items before he is sworn in.

The biggest difference that Jones can make, in terms of Senate votes, is on bills and nominations requiring only a simple majority of 51 votes, like budget-related measures and judicial nominees.

Source: The Guradian

The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits

Today 12:44 GMT

Who believes homosexuality should be illegal and that America was at its best in the age of slavery – is a moment to lift the spirits.

Moore’s defeat offers a glimmer of hope for coming electoral contests: the congressional elections in November 2018 and even the presidential race of 2020. For it shows that when Democratic constituencies are motivated – and African-Americans turned out in big numbers in Alabama – Republicans can be beaten even in their most reliable heartlands.

Source: CBS News

How Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

Today 10:53 GMT

In Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones eked out a narrow win against Republican Roy Moore, marking the first time a Democrat won a Senate seat in the largely Republican state in 25 years.

Slightly more voters had a favorable opinion of Jones (50 percent) than said that about Moore (41 percent), and exit polling showed Jones voters as more strongly behind their candidate:  three in four Jones voters said they strongly favored him, compared to just over half of Moore backers who said the same about their candidate.

Source: Washington Post

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

Today 10:53 GMT

His attack on Gillibrand prompted a swift backlash on social media and on Capitol Hill, where Democratic calls increased Tuesday for Trump to either resign or face congressional investigations of his actions.

In his morning tweet, Trump referred to Gillibrand as a “lightweight” and a “total flunky” and said that, when he was a New York real estate developer, she “would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions” and “would do anything for them.”

Source: DW

'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany

Today 10:52 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Protesters who burned Israeli flags in Germany over the weekend represented a minority view and should be condemned, Israel's ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, told DW on Tuesday.

Read more: Chancellor Angela Merkel condemns burning of Israeli symbols in Berlin. Issacharoff believed Trump did not intend to undermine a final peace deal.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump says sexual misconduct accusations ‘fabricated stories of women who I don’t know’

Today 10:52 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, saying he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.” 3 Trump accusers share sexual harassment claims as Democratic senators call for resignation. Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”

Source: Common Domain

World leaders take aim at climate change and Trump

Today 12:43 GMT

President Trump, who previously announced plans to pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, was not invited to a climate change summit in Paris attended by world and business leaders this week, but his presence loomed large.

Climate Action Tracker, an independent group of research bodies, said that there had been a “significant improvement” on climate action globally, despite America’s rollbacks, but that Trump's withdrawal had led to a “significant deterioration” in the effects of commitments to the Paris agreement.

Source: CBS News

"Feminism" is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017

Today 10:52 GMT

Other events that drew interest to the word feminism was the popular Hulu series, "The Handmaid's Tale," and the blockbuster movie, "Wonder Woman," directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins, Sokolowski said.

Feminism has been in Merriam-Webster's annual Top 10 for the last few years, including sharing word-of-the-year honors with other "isms" in 2015. The "Me Too" movement rose out of Harvey Weinstein's dust, and other "silence breakers" brought down rich and famous men of media, politics and the entertainment worlds.

Source: NBC News

Allegations, Democratic surge doomed Roy Moore, exit poll shows

Today 10:53 GMT

In the end, a combination of two different storylines doomed Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate race, according to the exit poll of the contest.

The first revolved around the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore, with one woman charging him with initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32. Fifty-two percent of voters in Alabama said those allegations were either "definitely" or "probably" true, and they broke for Democrat Doug Jones, 89 percent to 8 percent.

Source: CBS News

Fed expected to raise rates as Yellen gives last conference

Today 10:52 GMT

The widespread expectation that the Fed will raise rates three additional times next year — possibly causing higher rates on some consumer and business loans — comes from the Fed's so-called "dot plot."

"While the Fed has been indicating that they will hike rates another three times in 2018, I think Powell will depart from that forecast and the Fed will end up hiking rates four times," said David Jones, chief economist at DMJ Advisors. "That is based on the added growth that will come from the tax cuts."

Source: DW

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': the best episode yet

Today 10:53 GMT

Read more: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' receives praise at 'mind-blowing' premiere. Star Wars fans can look forward to spectacular and amazing action and battle scenes set in space as well as on a planet with a unique and highly impressive landscape.

The main characters of  "Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens" have been given a stronger profile — especially Rey (Daisy Ridley), who feels the pull of the Force, and even dares search for her roots on the dark side.

Source: Fox News

US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says

Today 10:53 GMT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program.

Although Tillerson said the goal of U.S. policy remained denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he added it was "not realistic to say we're only going to talk if you come to the table ready to give up your program.

Source: NBC News

Go Inside the Data: What the Virginia election results mean for 2018

Today 10:53 GMT

The data behind the race suggest both sides may have a point, but the numbers, in this case, indicate there are some real warning signs for the GOP in the Virginia results.

A close assessment of Tuesday’s results out of Virginia suggests there a few very real reasons for concern among Republicans.

Source: Washington Post

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Here’s what the early reviews are saying

Today 01:33 GMT

Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper”), in his Star Wars debut, was tasked with continuing the Star Wars resurgence that was jump-started under Disney with J.J. Abrams’s “The Force Awakens” (2015). Johnson also faced the high bar of directing the second film in this trilogy, summoning parallels to 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back,” which is widely considered to be the best Star Wars film ever.

On Metacritic.com, 42 of the first 44 reviews have been positive, providing “Last Jedi” with an average score of “85” — so far the second-best tally in the history of the Star Wars cinematic franchise, trailing only the 1977 original, “A New Hope” (92). It currently scores a 93 percent “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
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Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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