• Four Ways the New Tax Bill Might Affect Your Farm
Four Ways the New Tax Bill Might Affect Your Farm

Multinational corporations have much to like in this legislation; it is decidedly more of a mixed bag for individuals. "That's $10,400 in lower federal income taxes over the next eight years for that one family". They can deduct interest on a home equity loan or line of credit principal up to $100,000. 529 Education Plan: Allows withdrawals of ...

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  • At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt
At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt

IS claims responsibility :Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack without providing evidence for the claim, while Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar issued directives to security officials to raise the security alert to the maximum level across the country, in the wake of the foiled terrorist attack.

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  • Venezuelans protest over pork shortage at Christmas
Venezuelans protest over pork shortage at Christmas

Venezuela has been mired in an economic crisis over the last few years, with vastly differing opinions to what has been the cause of it; Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro has consistently blamed USA sanctions and other geopolitical levers for the crisis, and recently stated that Petro will allow his country to be able to sidestep any "financial ...

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  • Lompoc Police to step up holiday weekend patrols for impaired drivers
Lompoc Police to step up holiday weekend patrols for impaired drivers

Last year, 106 agencies arrested 279 impaired drivers during the five-day enforcement period. "More than one-third of all traffic fatalities this year involved an impaired driver", said Darrell Lingk, Director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT.

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  • New York fire that killed 12 'started by three-year-old playing with stove'
New York fire that killed 12 'started by three-year-old playing with stove'

The blaze erupted in the Belmont section of the Bronx, a primarily residential, close-knit neighbourhood known as the "Little Italy" of the borough, near Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo. But Nigro said there was nothing unusual about the structure of the building that would have made it especially prone to such a disaster, a point that Mayor B...

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  • United Nations chief condemns Kabul attack, expresses solidarity with Afghan people
United Nations chief condemns Kabul attack, expresses solidarity with Afghan people

No claims of responsibility have been made for the explosion - in Kabul , Afghanistan - and the Taliban has issued a statement denying any involvement. The center also houses AVA news agency which is part of the Iranian-funded organization. Afghanistan is among the world's most risky countries for media workers, with two journalists and five med...

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  • Zimbabwean family stuck in Bangkok airport for two months after overstaying visa
Zimbabwean family stuck in Bangkok airport for two months after overstaying visa

They arrived in Thailand on tourist visas in May and officials said they were now refusing to travel back to Zimbabwe because of concerns about political tensions. It was revealed the family had been stuck inside the airport after airport employee Kanaruj Artt Pornspolt posted a picture on Facebook of one of the young children from the family.

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  • South Korea seizes ship suspected of transferring oil to North Korea
South Korea seizes ship suspected of transferring oil to North Korea

China is North Korea's trading partner, and has repeatedly come under scrutiny as the global community hopes to force Pyongyang away from the nuclear program that is now bolstered by missiles able of delivering a warhead to the U.S. "The situation you have mentioned absolutely does not exist", he said. Hyun is said to have concealed his occupa...

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  • Authorities say 2 dead including gunman at Long Beach office
Authorities say 2 dead including gunman at Long Beach office

Long Beach Police on Friday said they responded to the Bixby Knolls neighborhood amid reports of an active shooter at large, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police searched the law firm where the shooting occurred and also checked a satellite office elsewhere in Long Beach. The site is about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in Long Beac...

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  • UNESCO chief receives Israel's withdrawal notice: 'I regret this deeply'
UNESCO chief receives Israel's withdrawal notice: 'I regret this deeply'

The United States will remain a full member of UNESCO until that time. "A Member of UNESCO since 1949, Israel has a rightful place inside the United Nations agency that is dedicated to education, culture and science", she continued, adding that Israel has a rightful place inside an institution committed to the defence of freedom of expression...

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  • Militants Say IS-linked Group Carried Out Russian Market Attack
Militants Say IS-linked Group Carried Out Russian Market Attack

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack earlier this week in a Russian supermarket in St. Petersburg. Russian media reports said the bomb was hidden inside a rucksack in a locker where shoppers leave their belongings and said the person who left the bomb, described as being of "non-Slavic appearance", had been caught ...

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  • Summit Global Investments Buys Shares of 3380 United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)
Summit Global Investments Buys Shares of 3380 United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

Moneta Grp Invest Limited Liability Corp has 3,946 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. The Donaldson Capital Management Llc holds 232,731 shares with $27.95M value, up from 223,721 last quarter. Alyeska Investment Group LP accumulated 0.1% or 98,547 shares. Pettee reported 0.19% stake. Oppenheimer & Communications reported 0.13% stake. Foster & Mo...

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  • Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) EPS Estimated At $0.29
Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) EPS Estimated At $0.29

The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $21. The volume of 1.44 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 1.5 Million shares. 277,741 are owned by Sabal Tru Communications. At present, 7 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data.

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  • Bautista Agut: 'It's great for everybody to have Novak Djokovic back'
Bautista Agut: 'It's great for everybody to have Novak Djokovic back'

On the whole you have to believe he would not have put himself through a competitive set in front of a paying crowd if he genuinely thought it would be detrimental to his health, but in terms of his chances if he plays in the main draw of Brisbane and then on to Melbourne have to be outside at the very best.

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  • Ex-craque de futebol mundial, George Weah ganha eleição presidencial — Libéria
Ex-craque de futebol mundial, George Weah ganha eleição presidencial — Libéria

As presidenciais foram as primeiras eleições em mais de 70 anos neste país africano, fundado por escravos norte-americanos em 1847. Sirleaf foi eleita nas urnas, mas assumiu o poder das mãos de um governo transitório pós-guerra. Ainda treinou a seleção da Libéria em 2001, conciliando com a carreira de jogador. "Ele verá isso", disse Anthony Mason...

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  • University of California regent resigns over sexually charged remark
University of California regent resigns over sexually charged remark

In a resignation letter to Regents Chair George Keiffer, first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle , Pattiz said that after 16 years on the board he would retire in February 2018. Regent Pattiz who was caught on tape in 2016 asking an employee if he could hold her breasts has chose to resign amid growing calls that he step down.

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  • Syria: Hundreds left behind in evacuations near Damascus
Syria: Hundreds left behind in evacuations near Damascus

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government is working with Russian Federation, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, to try and evacuate some 500 people from eastern Ghouta, including about 170 women and children, who are in urgent need of humanitarian or medical assistance.

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  • BMO Capital Markets Initiates Coverage on Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)
BMO Capital Markets Initiates Coverage on Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

It has underperformed by 15.93% the S&P500. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) in a report released on Monday, December 11th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Beach Invest Counsel Pa stated it has 754,531 shares or 5.64% of all its holdings. Hl Financial Serv Ltd owns 20,167 shares. Loring Wolcot...

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  • State Dept. posts Huma Abdein emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop
State Dept. posts Huma Abdein emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop

The State Department released about 2,800 documents, only a few of which were classified, as part of a successful lawsuit by conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The FBI recovered the emails while investigating Weiner in a separate sexting investigation. Weiner, the former NY congressman, was sentenced in September to 21 months prison aft...

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  • Meghan Markle's Estranged Sister Is Royally Pissed At Prince Harry
Meghan Markle's Estranged Sister Is Royally Pissed At Prince Harry

Meghan Markle's half-sister has hit out at Prince Harry after he described the royals as the family that Meghan "never had". She and Prince Harry will say "I do" in front of 800 nearest and dearest next May 19 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle near London.

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  • Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA)
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA)

Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PTLA ) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. In related news, Director Henry Ward Wolff sold 12,000 shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th.

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  • Hafiz Saeed 'erroneously refers' to China's role in terrorism in Pak
Hafiz Saeed 'erroneously refers' to China's role in terrorism in Pak

However, in a statement issued by the JuD after the meeting, it quoted Saeed as having said, 'The Pakistani government should increase pressure on India to stop state terrorism in the country through China, Russia and other countries'. The Palestinian envoy to Pakistan was reportedly seen sharing the stage with Saeed at the event. The presence of...

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  • Cold air, unsafe wind chills arriving for weekend
Cold air, unsafe wind chills arriving for weekend

The low Tuesday will be about 0 degrees, but bitter wind will make it feel much colder. Risky wind chills are likely this weekend into New Year's Day , according to the National Weather Service. "The GFS Model (American Model) is still pointing to some ridiculous cold for New Year's Day ", Lane wrote in his post. Tuesday's high in Madison w...

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  • 'Imaginary state': National Basketball Association removes 'occupied' Palestine from website following Israeli outcry
'Imaginary state': National Basketball Association removes 'occupied' Palestine from website following Israeli outcry

But Regev requested that the wording be removed from the website, which it subsequently was. She said the body's position contrasted with that of the U.S. It is a place contested by both Muslims and Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Regev thanked Silver on Friday for removing the words .

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  • Could control of Virginia House come down to an ill-timed bathroom break?
Could control of Virginia House come down to an ill-timed bathroom break?

While defending the propriety of the drawing that had been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Alcorn said, "Neutral election administrators should not be choosing election winners - or influencing the next speaker of the House". But Simonds won a recount by a single vote. On Wednesday, Simonds filed a legal challenge to that ruling by overnight U...

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