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Shares of liquor companies slipped up to 6.33 per cent in morning trade on Thursday after the Supreme Court ordered a ban on sale of alcoholic drinks on national and state highways across the country. Reminding the state governments that its constitutional obligation is to prohibit liquor sale, the bench felt that liquor licenses are easy to obtain due to the pressure created by liquor lobby.
  • Monday weather: Partly sunny skies

    Monday weather: Partly sunny skies

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    New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 11 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26 miles per hour. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 41.
  • Oxfam exposes world's worst tax havens

    Oxfam exposes world's worst tax havens

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    Bermuda, a British territory, topped the list, followed by the Cayman Islands, another British territory, then the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore and Ireland. The countries ranked from 10th to 15th are Cyprus, the Bahamas, Jersey, Barbados, Mauritius and the British Virgin Islands. In recent years Britian has forced down its own tax rate on corporations' profits in order to compete with other countries, with its tax take from the levy falling by billions in the latest round of figures ...
  • Partners are the key to happiness

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    Their new report indicates that eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20%, while eliminating poverty would reduce it by just 5%. Lord Richard Layard, who led the United Kingdom study, said that people have become no happier, on average, in the last half a century, despite the average income more than doubling.
  • US life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

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    In each year from 2010 to 2014, life expectancy was either 80.8 or 80.9 years. "Historically, life expectancy increases", Muennig said. In 2013, the Measure of America report, a compilation of health and education statistics by the Social Science Research Council, ranked MA fifth-highest in life expectancy, behind Hawaii, Minnesota, Connecticut, and California.
  • IIHS names 82 vehicles as top safety picks for 2017

    IIHS names 82 vehicles as top safety picks for 2017

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    IIHS began issuing top safety awards in the 2006 model year as an aide to consumers making vehicle purchases. It's that time of the year, when IIHS chooses a new batch of Top Safety Pick + vehicles. Among U.S. automakers, only three models earned the distinction. "Manufacturers are focusing on improving this basic safety equipment, and we're confident that the winners' list will grow as the year progresses", Lund said.
  • Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack

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    Pearl Harbor , a naval base in Hawaii, had just been attacked by the Japanese, hastening the U.S. entrance into World War II. The moment of silence will be held 10 minutes later - 7:55 a.m. Craigo was the guest speaker at a ceremony Wednesday to remember the Pearl Harbor . "The might of our great nation was destroyed", Palka said, listing the ships, such as the USS Arizona , which were destroyed or damaged, and memorializing the more than 2,000 killed in the attacks.
  • Surgeon General: E-cigarettes a growing health threat for nation's youth

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    Echoing findings in the report, Dreyer noted that the other ingredients in the vaping liquids may be causing harm as they get heated and aerosolized and enter the lungs. "Although electronic cigarette uptake has skyrocketed among youth, cigarette smoking has fallen at historic rates", said Michael Siegel, a tobacco-control researcher at Boston University's School of Public Health.
  • Christmas tree sellers looking to donate trees to families in need

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    Because of the pagan origins, many Christian Americans were skeptical of the use of Christmas trees and even any celebration of Christmas outside of a church service. "They are very popular in landscaping", she said of the evergreen varieties that people can purchase. That local, environmental aspect of the campaign is aiming to get millennials - the same generation wooed by locally grown food - to latch on to buying real trees before they establish other traditions.
  • Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

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    Most women realize they're pregnant between weeks four and seven, a small window for a legal abortion if the bill is passed. Although Kasich opposes abortion, he has previously expressed concern that the law would be ruled unconstitutional by federal courts.
  • Jaitley says Opposition shouting for TV footage, dares it to resume discussion

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    The ruling party members were aggressively blaming the opposition for wasting people's money by not letting Parliament function and asking them to go to Jantar Mantar for a dharna. Thrashing Opposition demand for PM Modi's presence throughout the debate, Jaitley said, "Halfway through the debate you (opposition parties) disrupt it".
  • U.S. top court rules in Samsung's favor in patent dispute with Apple

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    The original $930m in damages was cut back after a court ruled that the iPhone's design could only be protected through patents, not trademarks. The nearly $400 million in damages awarded to Apple was based on all of Samsung's profits from its smartphones that used some of the iPhone's design .
  • Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

    Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

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    On Nov. 30, Trump spokesman Jason Miller told reporters that the field had been narrowed down to four names, and suggested Romney and former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani were the two frontrunners. That will leave Petraeus as a contender, along with Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • De Blasio to Seek $35 Million for Trump Tower Security Costs

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    The city is seeking reimbursement for providing security from November 8 until Trump is sworn in on January 20, as well as coverage of ongoing costs for protecting the tower during his administration. The provision was widely panned by city lawmakers. The president-elect said recently that he did not want to "energize" white supremacists and denounced an alt-right conference in Washington, D.C., where speakers railed against Jews and several audience members did Hitler salutes.
  • Governor Rauner signs Future Energy Jobs Bill

    Governor Rauner signs Future Energy Jobs Bill

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    The Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce confirmed Monday that Rauner is planning a bill-signing ceremony at 9:30 a.m.at Riverdale High School in Port Byron. The group said in a statement that IL lost almost 10,000 "high-paying jobs" in the past year while neighboring states have grown. But state Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat who sponsored a "clean energy" bill that later was folded into the Exelon subsidy matter, said the "new law is a tremendous victory for Illinois" with "more ...
  • 10-Year-Old Beyoncé's First Music Videos Hitting The Auction Block

    10-Year-Old Beyoncé's First Music Videos Hitting The Auction Block

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    You could also say she's Flawless , and Irreplaceable. But do you $3.8 million love Beyonce? They have two and a half hours of unedited footage of Beyoncé from 1992, when she performed with the group Girls Tyme . "There is additional unedited footage of Beyoncé at the Record Plant recording studios in Sausalito, California, working on dance routines for what was meant to be her first professionally recorded music video".
  • Gene Resistant to 'Last Resort' Antibiotic Found at US Agricultural Farm

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    Luckily, the blaIMP-27 gene was only found in environmental samples at the farm; no pigs scheduled for slaughter carried the gene. The researchers also stressed that they haven't found any threat to people yet. "The implication of our finding is that there is a real risk that CRE may disseminate in food animal populations and eventually contaminate fresh retail meat products", the researchers wrote.
  • Tennessee mayor confirms 13 dead from wildfires

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    Jared and Wesley are in stable condition; Branson is in critical but stable condition. Her son Lyle Wood said his mother and brother lived in a home at Chalet Village in Gatlinburg and she frantically called his brother Monday night because the house had caught fire.
  • What does World AIDS Day mean for you?

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    For example, global coverage rates for all HIV testing, prevention and treatment are lower among men than women. "The success we have achieved so far gives us hope for the future, but as we look ahead we must remember not to be complacent", Sidibe said.
  • 'Gilmore Girls' actor on revival: 'I was a little nervous at first'

    'Gilmore Girls' actor on revival: 'I was a little nervous at first'

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    The lead stars Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop , who play Lorelai and Emily respectively, had it easy. "She might do things differently, but there would definitely be a lot of Lorelai's influence". Sherman-Palladino, like any good writer, uses the grief that can't be avoided to tell new stories and to push particularly Lorelai's relationship with her mother to new places.
  • Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues Statement on World AIDS Day

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    They say people who are at high risk for getting HIV should consider this option, but anyone who believes he or she is at risk is welcome to try it. The AIDS Institute highlighted the important work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) and the Ryan White HIV / AIDS Program, which provides health care, life-saving medications, and other essential health services to 533,000 low-income people living with HIV .
  • MA firefighters battle large Cambridge fire

    MA firefighters battle large Cambridge fire

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    The Cambridge Fire Department said units from across the Boston area were being called in for support and as backup. At around 6 p.m., over 100 firefighters from 17 companies were trying to put out the fire, CBS Boston reported . Within three minutes there were four or five houses and cars on fire. "My family has lived here for nearly 100 years". Dozens of people have been evacuated and alternative shelter has been made available.
  • Sweden finds first H5N8 bird flu case

    Sweden finds first H5N8 bird flu case

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    Authorities have also imposed a ban on poultry and poultry product transport within a 10 kilometre radius, the statement said. It said that the latest outbreak did not affect domestic farms and that provided no new case was found it should regain its global status of free of highly pathogenic avian flu on December 3.
  • Unlimited Wendy's Frostys for $2 starting in 2017

    Unlimited Wendy's Frostys for $2 starting in 2017

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    They're also available for purchase at the Dave Thomas Foundation website here. The key tags are on sale now until the end of January at most Wendy's stores, which you can find here. Frosty treat with any purchase. He later testified before Congress in support of adoption tax credits and adoption legislation, and he continued to be an advocate for foster children seeking permanent homes until his death in 2002.
  • Analysts Estimates and Ratings: Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR)

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    The Relative Volume of the company is 1.51 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.88 million. The price to earnings ratio for the company is 26.47 with a beta of 0.64. Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Dollar Tree, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 27.7%. Company earnings results have the capability of triggering near-term stock movements whether results hit or miss expectations.
  • Dems concerned about Sessions, but have little recourse

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    President-Elect Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote in November but will take office anyway in what he calls a "rigged election", took another misstep when he tapped Republican Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama for the position of United States Attorney General.
  • Raees trailer to be released on Dec 7

    Raees trailer to be released on Dec 7

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    Shah Rukh Khan's " Dear Zindagi " released last Friday and the film has received a good response at the box office. However, Farah agreed that sometimes in a Shah Rukh or Amitabh Bachchan-starring film, audiences tend to focus on the star rather than the story and perhaps that is how the differentiation happened.
  • Jacob Wetterling's killer sentenced to 20 years

    Jacob Wetterling's killer sentenced to 20 years

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    The statute of limitations over Jacob's case and the case of another boy Heinrich sexually assaulted around the same time had expired, but the killer confessed and led authorities to Jacob's remains this past August as part of a plea deal over the federal child pornography charges.
  • Second Indian American Picked For Important Role In Trump Administration

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    We must also fight to ensure that payment is linked to the health care services provided and less to the act of transporting patients. Consultant Seema Verma, who helped Vice President-elect Mike Pence create a Medicaid expansion plan in IN, is his choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Kanye West hospitalized in Los Angeles

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    It was West's doctor who made the call. A source claims to ET that "Kanye had a mental breakdown", in large part due to his busy work schedule. He had to cancel his St. Her attendance at the ball would have been the first public appearance for the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris last month.