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Fidel Castro's ashes interred next to his hero José Martí
- December 05, 2016

A 21-gun salute sounded as the ashes entered the cemetery. Castro started the revolution in 1959 when he forced out dictator Fulgencio Batista and proclaimed a revolutionary social state. Raul Castro told a crowd gathered to pay homage to Fidel Castro in the eastern city of Santiago that the country's National Assembly would pass in its next session a law prohibiting the naming of "institutions, streets, parks or other public sites, or erecting busts statutes or other forms of tribute". (more...)
Zuma is holding ANC hostage - Pieter Groenewald
- December 05, 2016

Zuma has never before been confronted by the NEC in this manner, and the sudden surplus of courage among Zuma's "comrades" may be the most concrete sign yet that mutiny is on the horizon. While the ANC continues to fight among themselves‚ our economy is hanging by a thread. Mr Zuma is accused of letting the Gupta family wield undue influence in his government. (more...)
Trump, Clinton aides feud at Harvard event: Why the bitterness continues Trump, Clinton aides feud at Harvard event: Why the bitterness continues
- December 05, 2016

Hessan's findings undercut the theory floated by Mook and other campaign alums that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's actions leading up to the election led to Clinton's defeat. Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, said that the United States needs to investigate Russian Federation "intervening in the election". (more...)
Trump and Clinton Aides Clash in Shouting Match at Post-Election Forum
- December 05, 2016

Bannon abruptly canceled his appearance on Tuesday, reportedly due to a scheduling change (he accompanied the president-elect on a campaign-like trip to IN and OH on Thursday). The forum, held every four years since 1972, is a respectable look back at the campaigns from both candidates. Mook attributed her surprise loss nearly entirely to the letter, released by FBI director James Comey shortly before the election, indicating that new emails had emerged in the investigation of Secretary of ... (more...)
Trump broadens search for secretary of state beyond Romney, Giuliani, Petraeus Trump broadens search for secretary of state beyond Romney, Giuliani, Petraeus
- December 05, 2016

Trump's administration selections have largely been cheered by close allies and supporters, even though many have deep ties to Washington and Wall Street that would seem contradictory to the populist, outsider campaign he ran. It remains possible a darkhorse candidate could emerge. "This makes me so angry", he said, when host Amy Jacobson asked if he could give insight into whether Romney could be Trump's choice for secretary of state. (more...)
Pennsylvania recount heads to court, as Trump win narrows Pennsylvania recount heads to court, as Trump win narrows
- December 05, 2016

Johnson. Her move comes just hours after Donald Trump filed his own lawsuit, asking the state Supreme Court to intervene and stop the recount . A court hearing on the recount request will take place Monday. Trump's baseless claim was roundly criticized by election officials. Currently, a hand recount of the millions of ballots cast in MI is slated to begin either late Tuesday or early Wednesday, two business days after the Board of State Canvassers' vote, Thomas said Friday. (more...)
'Moana' and 'Fantastic Beasts' Top the Box Office
- December 05, 2016

However, the weekend totals were off 3% from the same period a year ago, when the horror comedy "Krampus" debuted to a strong $16.3 million. "ORCRP0000017183-topic.html" class="local_link" >Warner Bros.' " Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them " continue to be the top performers, leading a host of other holdovers on a weekend that was as sleepy as expected. (more...)
In or out? Playoff committee mulls Penn State after title game win In or out? Playoff committee mulls Penn State after title game win
- December 05, 2016

However, Penn State Nittany Lions climbed up three spots to No. 5 after beating Wisconsin Badgers 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship Game. Alabama wide receiver Robert Foster celebrates after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game between Alabama and Florida, Saturday, Dec. (more...)
Mall of America Hires First Black Santa Claus Ever
- December 05, 2016

Now, Jefferson is delighted to have taken the job (a four-day stint starting December 1) at the Mall of America. For the first time in the mall's history, shoppers will see the face of a #Black Santa . According to WCCO , Jefferson said children of different racial backgrounds are always excited to meet him. "Kids only see one image of Santa ", Shanene Herbert explained to the Star Tribune . (more...)
Jennifer Aniston Tries to Stop Vanessa Bayer's Rachel Impression on 'SNL' Jennifer Aniston Tries to Stop Vanessa Bayer's Rachel Impression on 'SNL'
- December 05, 2016

Oh, yeah, um, I'm uh, you know, good! Bayer , speaking as herself for a moment, was more than hesitant to agree with Jennifer . Aniston said she chose to show up at the December 3 SNL to ask Vanessa to drop the impersonation after " Bayer texted her persistently for 12 days straight". (more...)
Kanye West still hospitalized, a week after admission
- December 05, 2016

Sources connected with the production say that rapper West's hospitalisation temporarily shut down production, but Kim had been in "such bad shape" since the robbery that there was no hope of shooting through December. Meanwhile, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is exclusively concentrating on her husband, who is her main "priority" at the moment. Since then, he has canceled the remaining 21 dates on his Saint Pablo tour. (more...)
Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts tops North American box office Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts tops North American box office
- December 05, 2016

That combined with the United States numbers sit the film at $218 million, a profit on the first weekend of near $40 million. With most of the world going to the cinema to see how JK Rowling would continue her fantasy world Doctor Strange fell off the top to number 2 with $43.6 million (£35 million). (more...)
Netflix Confirms Luke Cage is Coming Back for Season 2 Netflix Confirms Luke Cage is Coming Back for Season 2
- December 05, 2016

The video's caption reads "Always forward", with the camera moving into Pop's Barber Shop with the words "Season 2 Coming Soon " in the form of a neon sign. Still, it's exciting to hear that more Luke Cage is on the way. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city-forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury. (more...)
Jury Breaks for Weekend in Michael Slager Murder Trial
- December 04, 2016

The juror said in a letter to the court that "I can not in good conscience consider a guilty verdict". "Therefore I regret to say we may never reach a unanimous decision". In the video, Scott can be seen running more than a dozen yards away from the officer, who fires a volley of bullets at the unarmed man's back. Many think a mistrial would be welcome news for Slager, raising the possibility that prosecutors may attempt to try him on lesser charges, or offer some form of plea bargain ... (more...)
Malibu rancher says she won't kill mountain lion
- December 04, 2016

At the same time, we need to stop treating mountain lions like they are pets and friends. P-14 in a tree. Freeway going through Liberty Canyon. Measuring canine of P10. The National Wildlife Federation, whose Save L.A. Cougars campaign is working with state and federal agencies to save the Santa Monica Mountains cats, has offered to pay for livestock protection for the rancher. (more...)
Student suspect detained after shot fired at Bountiful junior high school Student suspect detained after shot fired at Bountiful junior high school
- December 04, 2016

Officials said no one was injured at the junior high. A Utah junior high school was placed on lockdown Thursday after a 15-year-old fired at least one round in a hallway - but the teen was disarmed by his parents, who came to the school after being concerned that guns had gone missing from their house, police said. (more...)
Horner backs Hamilton over "naive" Mercedes
- December 04, 2016

Hamilton had earlier ruled out backing up his teammate, and Rosberg admitted afterward that he was surprised by Hamilton's tactics. Just like his father, Rosberg drives in the No. "It's a bit of a shame". Hamilton insisted he did nothing wrong in the final laps. "For now, the focus is on savouring and celebrating the world championships". (more...)
Fans offer Kanye West their prayers following breakdown
- December 04, 2016

The hospitalization was first reported by NBC News . "Kim has had a very rough time since the robbery", a source close to Kim told People . Sunday's show in the Los Angeles area was canceled then West chose to scrap the entire tour. (more...)
Want to see an early screening of 'Rogue One
- December 04, 2016

Still, Empire magazine asked Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy anyway. Fans can also Tweet with the following hashtags and a Star Wars Twitter emoji will automatically appear: #RogueOne, #DeathStar, #StarWars and #StarWarsRogueOne. (more...)
Dolphins' Albert and Tunsil expected to play at Baltimore
- December 04, 2016

Pouncey has played in only five games this year because of recurring hip problems. FILE - In this November 27, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh reacts to a call on t ... "As a wide receiver, you need so many things to go right, and I think it's just going right here". Follow along as we bring you live updates and analysis from the game from kickoff through the final whistle in the comments section below. (more...)

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