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And on top of this, the company wants to enshroud the planet in (and sell) high-speed internet as it takes on a jaw-dropping effort to launch 4,425 satellites - more than humanity has launched off Earth. Typically, turbulence from the landing causes the live video feed to cut out, but the feed stayed with the entire landing on Saturday, offering a rare glimpse of the entire event.
  • Chicago Police Board President calls DOJ report an "important milestone"

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    The 161-page document from the U.S. Department of Justice details a 13-month civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department. With this report, our city is presented with a bold and unprecedented opportunity to reinvent the culture and practices of the Chicago Police Department, all toward a goal of repairing community trust and making the department a more effective crime-fighting body.
  • Flood warnings across Lincolnshire as snow storm continues to blow

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    The Environment Agency said the morning tide was not as high as expected but it has issued 11 severe flood warnings - meaning danger to life - for later. Three schools in Norfolk and nine schools in Lincolnshire, including five in Skegness, have been closed for the day. Freezing temperatures brought chaos for commuters trying to get to and from work, with crashes in icy conditions having brought some routes to a standstill.
  • Six new charges laid against former Ontario nurse accused of killing seniors

    Six new charges laid against former Ontario nurse accused of killing seniors

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    Court documents allege Wettlaufer injected the six new alleged victims with insulin. "As far as we're concerned, he's a monster", Laura Jackson told CTV. None of the allegations have been proven in court. Police identified the new victims at Caressant Care as Clotilde Adriano, 87, Albina Demedeiros, 90, Wayne Hedges, 57, and Michael Priddle, 63.
  • Lord Snowden Princess Margaret's former husband dies in latest Royal Family tragedy

    Lord Snowden Princess Margaret's former husband dies in latest Royal Family tragedy

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    He has worked with Vogue and the Sunday Times Magazine on a number of hard-hitting documentary subjects too, including loneliness and mental health. Following a short engagement, they married on May 6, 1960 at Westminster Abbey, to much public support. "It was very avant-garde". Lord Snowdon also photographed Prince Harry as a teenager, a young Princess Royal, Diana with her sons when they were babies, the Queen Mother and numerous other royal portraits.
  • Rolf Harris 'indecently assaulted girl after autograph request'

    Rolf Harris 'indecently assaulted girl after autograph request'

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    Giving evidence via video link today, she said: "I was quite pleased seeing him in real life because I had seen him in the TV doing the art show and it was nice seeing someone famous". Mr Rees said the jury might want to consider whether Mr Harris" celebrity status "made him so brazen'. He is then said to have declined to shake the woman's hand and instead "crouched down, kissed the back of her neck and.began slobbering over her".
  • Jeffrey Schlupp completes move to Crystal Palace

    Jeffrey Schlupp completes move to Crystal Palace

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    The full-back or winger will be available to play in Palace's Premier League match at West Ham on Saturday. The 24-year-old will move if the Eagles meet the Foxes' asking price, which Press Association Sport understands to be close to £12million.
  • SP row: Fight for 'cycle' on but Akhilesh faction confident

    SP row: Fight for 'cycle' on but Akhilesh faction confident

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    After the split in the party last week, the factions led by Mulayam and his son Akhilesh had approached the commission staking claim over the party and the symbol "cycle". In this connection, Mulayam, on Thursday, met his former party aide Lok Dal's chief Sunil Singh who reportedly assured the SP leader of lending his symbol "farmer ploughing field" (Khet jotata Kisan) in case it is required.
  • GF Air Force Base to hear today if refueling will return

    GF Air Force Base to hear today if refueling will return

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    Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will receive a fleet of new Boeing KC-46A Pegasus air-refueling tanker planes, the Air Force's next generation of tankers, according to an announcement Thursday by the Air Force and members of the New Jersey congressional delegation.
  • Ban Ki-moon's family charged with bribery

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    Ban has called the report ill-founded and threatened to take legal action against the magazine. Ban told reporters on Wednesday in NY that he was surprised by the accusations. Analysts told Singapore newspaper The Straits Times that Ban might offer a public apology to minimise the impact of the scandals on his presidential bid.
  • Kremlin sees deployment of U.S. armor in Poland as threat

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    The delivery of US Abrams tanks , Paladin artillery, and Bradley fighting vehicles, as well as supporting troops, marks a new phase of Americas continuous presence in Europe, which will now be based on a nine-month rotation. "All recent US presidents have thought there can be a grand bargain with Russian Federation", said Marcin Zaborowski, a senior associate at Visegrad Insight, an analytic journal on Central Europe.
  • Michelle Obama responds to president's farewell address with sweet throwback photo

    Michelle Obama responds to president's farewell address with sweet throwback photo

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    Obama in a soft tone opposed the probable policies of real estate magnate and president-elect Donald Trump and expressed his viewpoint on diverse issues ranging from climate change to future of American Muslims. "The president is not one to be overly sentimental, but given the circumstances, I think it would be unrealistic to expect anybody to not feel some nostalgia for this moment", his spokesman, Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with Obama.
  • CIA Pick Mike Pompeo Vows No Return of US Torture Program

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    President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency wants to create a massive surveillance database by resurrecting a US telephone records collection program, but some senators questioned what limits he would accept.
  • French far-right leader Le Pen at Trump Tower; 'no meetings'

    French far-right leader Le Pen at Trump Tower; 'no meetings'

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    Le Pen is, however, a big fan of Mr. Trump's - she was one of the first foreign leaders to congratulate him on Election Night in November. Le Pen is expected to present her full presidential agenda during a convention on February 4. When Trump was elected Le Pen sent out a congratulatory tweet before the result was even confirmed . " We don't communicate about private visits ".
  • FIFA expands World Cup to 48 teams for 2026 tournament

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    Here we look at the format for the bigger World Cup finals. One of the concerns is that the new format will make the group stage merely a matter of avoiding elimination, and so encourage negative play. It made 10,000 tournament simulations to reach that conclusion. Only 16 qualified for the finals up until the 1982 edition in Spain, where 24 teams competed in a tournament which featured two group stages before the semi-finals.
  • Apologise or will deny visa, India tells Amazon

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    Reuters reported that Amazon's Canadian portal sells doormats fashioned around other national flags, but under Indian law any desecration of its flag is punishable with fines and imprisonment. "They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately", Sushma Swaraj tweeted. Products having national flags are common overseas.
  • Who is Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Senior Advisor?

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    Senate confirmation, and Kushner will not be paid. Now leaving a multi-billion dollars transactions firm for the White House, "Kushner is committed to complying with federal ethics laws", Kushner's WilmerHale lawyer said in a statement.
  • Happy Birthday Kate Middleton: 14 Ways She Continues to Inspire Us

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    After all, the British royal family has been dealing with plenty of issues lately, including Queen Elizabeth's health concerns. She joined Prince William to visit the Child Bereavement U.K. But this has been a home for the royals since the 17th century and Queen Victoria herself grew up in this London residence, while Princess Margaret once resided in Apartment 1A.
  • EU Court rules mixed swim lessons for Muslim girls

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    A federal court in Switzerland had initially heard the case and ruled against them when they said it violated their freedom of religion. The law involved with the right for freedom of religion, however, was made 'to protect foreign pupils from any form of social exclusion, ' the ECHR said in a statement.
  • UAE loses 5 diplomats in Kandahar blast

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    Around 50 people were killed while 100 others were wounded as three Afghan cities including the capital Kabul were targeted in separate attacks here on Tuesday. The US State Department condemned the suicide bombings in Kabul and Kandahar and said the attack on parliament amounted to an attack on democracy.
  • 'North Korea has plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs', claims South Korea

    'North Korea has plutonium to make 10 nuclear bombs', claims South Korea

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    Carter, whose two-year run as Pentagon chief will come to an end when President Barack Obama leaves office January 20, said in his final news conference that it might make sense to watch such a test without taking action. The North has boosted pluto- nium supplies by reactivating its once-mothballed nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, the South's defence ministry said. The type of plutonium needed for a nuclear bomb is typically extracted from spent nuclear reactor fuel.
  • Clare Hollingworth, Reporter Who Broke News of WWII, Dies at 105

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    This photo taken in 2009 shows veteran British journalist Clare Hollingworth speaking to AFP in Hong Kong. Without divulging the reason, she asked to borrow a diplomatic vehicle from her ex-lover, the British consul in Katowice, knowing the Union Jack on its hood would get her across the heavily restricted border.
  • California man charged with attempted murder of USA diplomat in Mexico

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    Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico, according to a press release from the U.S Department of Justice on Tuesday. The safety and security of USA citizens and our diplomatic staff overseas are among our highest priorities. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City urged citizens to limit their movements in the Guadalajara area. Surveillance footage reveals the unidentified shooter allegedly following the US official inside a parking lot, then within moments in the footage pulled out a gun just as soon as ...
  • LAPD Chases 'Erratic' Armed Driver On The 405

    LAPD Chases 'Erratic' Armed Driver On The 405

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    The identity of the driver was not released, but LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said police believed he was Marcos Flores. "It should be open by now". Flores stopped several times, taunting police, and then headed onto the 101 and 405 freeways. She was hospitalized in critical condition. As usual in an LA vehicle chase, TV helicopters aired the chase. The suspect also threw items out of his windows including items of clothing and appeared to fire a gun out his window, although it was unclear if ...
  • Kim Kardashian West's Limo Driver Reportedly Arrested in Connection with Paris Robbery

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    Not all men: Three women were among those arrested, including one aged 65 who was picked up in the southern region of Gard, according to a source close to the probe. The brothers are part of a gang of people now being held for police questioning. News reports that he was likely the chauffeur who drove Kim back to her hotel on the night of the robbery, and might have provided the robbers with information about the reality star's whereabouts and the fact that she was alone.
  • Egyptian security forces killed in militant attack in Sinai

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    According to the source, the checkpoint was attacked by a suicide bomber who drove into it in a vehicle packed with explosives. Moreover, the statement noted that security forces were able to repel the attack where five militants were killed and three others wounded, adding that explosives planted by the militants were defused.
  • Lake Erie search resumes for missing plane; memorial set

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    Cleveland-area crews resumed the search for a small plane and its six occupants that went missing over Lake Erie on December 29. Officials said it's unclear if the debris is part of the plane that vanished after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport on December 29th.
  • Northern Ireland's government looks like it's about to collapse

    Northern Ireland's government looks like it's about to collapse

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    Northern Ireland, whose government has powers devolved from London, endured 30 years of sectarian violence known as The Troubles in which 3,500 people died. Foster, as enterprise minister, established the incentive program to encourage production of heat from renewable sources. No cost controls were put in place and warnings were ignored.