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New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers

NEW YORK -- A popular New York restaurant has become the latest victim of a fake-news conspiracy about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.
Roberta's, a Brooklyn restaurant known for its wood-fired pizza, received telephone calls threatening its employees, police confirmed on Wednesday.
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Ohio House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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Judge's ruling ends vote recount in Michigan

A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.
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Trump's China ambassador pick member of Freemasons, banned in China

OMAHA, Neb. -- If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home.
That's because the Freemasons group that Branstad belongs to has been banned in mainland China for decades.
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U.S. Congress moves ahead bill to simplify border crossing

A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year.
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Dolly Parton organizing telethon for Tenn. wildfire victims

NASHVILLE -- Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg.
The event, which will air Dec.
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Trump chooses hardliners but talks softer on immigration

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, to run the Department of Homeland Security, people close to the transition team said Wednesday.
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11 miners confirmed dead in China mine blast

BEIJING -- The bodies of miners missing in an underground gas explosion in central China have been found, bringing to 11 the total who died in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry, according to a local authority on Thursday.
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1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Georgia; shooter at large

AMERICUS, Ga. — A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.
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Charges possible over video of black student eating chicken

EASTON, Pa. -- A teenager accused of producing a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken and posting it online could face criminal charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said he's considering ethnic intimidation and harassment charges against a 14-year-old white student at Saucon Valley High School.
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Hunter accused of killing upright walking bear sues 6 people

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — A hunter who says he was falsely accused online of killing a New Jersey black bear that walked upright on its hind legs and became an internet celebrity has sued six social media posters.
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Search widens for U.S. Marine Corps pilot missing in Japan

TOKYO -- The search for a Marine Corps pilot who ejected from an F/A-18 jet in southern Japan was expanded to a wider area after daybreak Thursday, the U.S. military said.
The aircraft was on a regular training mission Wednesday when the incident occurred about 190 kilometres southeast of Iwakuni, the Marine Corps said.
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U.S. Senate 'torture' report sought in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Defence lawyers in the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay asked a judge Wednesday to secure a copy of a U.S. Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation tactics before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, at which point they fear it might be too late.
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