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Source: CBS News

High court rules on months-long Kenya leadership battle

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made.

With this weekend's death toll nearly 100 people have died in the political unrest, the majority opposition demonstrators shot by police during protests.

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Source: Common Domain

The family farm is in Illinois, but the family is in Alabama

Monday 14:32 GMT

In my case, and in others no doubt, the farm is at least still in the family, even if the family is located hundreds of miles away.

As difficult as the past months here have been, juggling doctors’ appointments, calls to insurance companies, and consultations with a host of specialists, there’s a larger dilemma looming — how I’ll manage when the time comes to take over my family’s mid-size grain farm.

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Source: BBC

West Ham: David Moyes will now realise the size of his task - Mark Lawrenson

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

David Moyes will have learned an awful lot about West Ham after their defeat at Watford in his first game in charge, and not much of it was good.

The defeat meant West Ham stay in the bottom three and the only positive for Moyes was that, despite a poor performance, his side still managed to create some very good chances, and should have scored at least two goals. The supporters are completely disenchanted, as was made clear from their banners and chants at Vicarage Road, although their anger was not directed at him.

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Source: CBS News

The fight brewing in Congress over how to reauthorize a key surveillance tool

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

That tool is set to expire Dec. 31, and a debate has been brewing among lawmakers about where a reauthorization should fit on the spectrum of balancing broad surveillance powers and protecting individuals' privacy.

Because this is a significant collection authority they need to brace for what happens if the system gets turned off and they lose their ability to collect for a day or even for a few hours."

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Source: New York Times

What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance

Monday 14:32 GMT

It does, though, have a message for the rest of us: Take the past as seriously as the present, and never let extremists set the terms of debate.

It steps into a roiling debate in France, where right-wing politicians, especially, have deplored the plight of Christians in the Middle East — though not always with humanitarian motives. “Eastern Christians” was inaugurated by President Emmanuel Macron, who attended the show alongside his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Aoun, who is a Maronite Christian.

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Source: The Guradian

The Punisher: was there ever a right time for Netflix's gun-toting vigilante show?

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

A few months later, after trying to kill Spider-Man as the result of what must have been a very embarrassing mix-up, it turned out the Punisher was a man named Frank Castle who had been to Vietnam and returned home only briefly before his family was killed in the crossfire of a gunfight between gangsters during a day at the park, a scene vividly realized in the new series.

In his original incarnation, the Punisher was a judge, as well as an executioner, in a mode not too different from pulp characters like The Shadow who anticipated the birth of superheroes.

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Source: Common Domain

My life without a smartphone

Monday 14:32 GMT

The benefits of not having a smartphone — to my relationships, mental health, sleep, productivity, savings and privacy — are just too enticing.

Without a smartphone to look at, you don’t have much of a choice but to be present, and other people — whether it’s a colleague or a stranger on social media — can’t insert themselves as easily into your life at inopportune times. Even when we resist our smartphones in social situations, they’re always there in our pockets buzzing with notifications, begging us to check them.

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Source: CBS News

Key vote on controversial pipeline looms days after leak

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

Just a few days after a massive oil leak in the Keystone pipeline, a key vote is scheduled Monday for the controversial Keystone XL expansion plan.

In the end, the decision today could lead to another long period of legal wrangling over the controversial pipeline plans, while the mess from the leak in South Dakota is cleaned up.

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Source: Global News

Not just Black Friday and Cyber Monday: The best days to save on gifts this holiday season

Monday 14:32 GMT

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday may offer the broadest across-the-board discounts, there are plenty of great deals to be had both before and after North America’s peak holiday season spending spree.

What if you’re not prepared to battle hoards that will swarm the stores on Black Friday, which falls on Nov. 24 this year, or to wake up in the middle of the night to place your online order on Cyber Monday (Nov.

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Source: Reuters

Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his “family” of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said.

“The very name Manson has become a metaphor for evil,” the late Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted Manson, told the Los Angeles Times in 1994. A recent photograph showed the gray-bearded killer’s face still bearing the scar of a swastika he carved into his forehead decades earlier.

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Source: BBC

These mischievous mavericks shaped the 20th Century

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

You do get prejudices,” says Ades.. Art fashions change, and – speaking broadly – Dalí has been out of favour for awhile, written off as populist, or sleazy or cynical, while Duchamp is revered for changing the course of 20th Century art.

A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

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Source: The Guradian

If you tax the rich, they won't leave: US data contradicts millionaires' threats

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

In the US tax data, while most of the millionaires’ incomes come from wages and salaries, a quarter of them also own a business.

Variations on the threat are issued by well-off individuals all over the world – not least in the United States, where each state sets its own tax policies, and periodic warnings are issued that taxes on the rich will lead to millionaire migration to more obliging US states.

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Source: New York Times

Ohio Lawmaker Who Backed Family Values Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

An Ohio state lawmaker who defended conservative policies and family values resigned last week after officials said he acknowledged engaging in “inappropriate behavior” with a person at his office.

Ohio conservatives had considered Mr. Goodman a rising star, said Tom Zawistowski, president of the conservative Ohio Citizens Political Action Committee, which endorsed Mr. Goodman last year.

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Source: Common Domain

Darnold beats Rosen as No. 12 USC holds off UCLA, 28-23

Monday 14:32 GMT

Darnold passed for 264 yards and ran for a touchdown, and No. 12 USC persevered for its third consecutive victory over its crosstown rivals, 28-23 on Saturday night.

After Sam Darnold met up with Josh Rosen at midfield, the Southern California quarterback climbed the stepladder for possibly the final time, holding the sword aloft and leading the Trojans' band while the student section chanted: "One more year!"

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Source: Common Domain

Locus Robotics Raises $25 Million in Round Led by Scale Venture Partners

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

Locus Robotics Corp., whose robots help workers fulfill e-commerce orders, raised $25 million in a funding round led by Scale Venture Partners that the company plans to use to develop new products and expand into new markets.

The results often are better in new sites designed to incorporate the automation than in older warehouses that are retooled for robots, Stifel analyst David Ross wrote in a research note last month, “so more widespread automation may take time.”

Source: Common Domain

Michigan man found wandering near DMZ is deported, South Korean officials confirm

Wednesday 23:44 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ratko Mladic, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ guilty of genocide in last Balkan war crimes trial

Wednesday 19:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber passengers and drivers

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
Source: Global News

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic convicted of genocide, sentenced to life

Wednesday 13:38 GMT
Source: NBC News

The backlash is building over the plan to gut net neutrality.

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: BBC

Ashes: England or Australia - who win win Pundits make their predictions

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: Fox News

Widening search finds no sign of missing Argentine submarine

Wednesday 22:46 GMT
Source: Global News

The average Canadian could save $360 more a month without noticing: CIBC

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Disneyland stops selling its Southern California annual pass, but it may come back someday

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Nine-Figure Listing in Los Angeles Gets $10 Million Price Cut

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill passed to end five-week long Ontario college strike

Monday 19:08 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Quentin Tarantino movie about Manson era set to receive an $18-million California tax credit

Tuesday 21:52 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

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