South China Morning Post
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China asked foreign diplomats in Beijing to help weave a cooperative network against corruption, state media reported on Friday, as Beijing seeks greater international cooperation in President Xi Jinpings four-year war on graft. Xi has vowed to fight deep-rooted graft at all levels of the ruling Communist Party until officials dare not, cannot and dont want to be corrupt, warning that a failure to deal with the rot could threaten the partys...
The Economic Times
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Akhilesh always does good work, says MulayamIn first media interaction since party fight, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh tells ET all is well in family and he’s fully on board.
Informed Comment
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Participants in the electoral politics of other democratic countries know they have to organize everywhere, year in & year out; but our Democrats leave the bulk of the party’s work to central committee insiders, professional staff, career politicians, & contractorsthemselves often proudmoderates” or even “blue dogs.” The Party is a hyperactive fund-raiser and self-congratulator; but it’s disinclined either to keep the public informed about issues as they unfold, or to encourage direct citizen action in support of necessary change. “Leave it to us” is the unspoken message. We are the “best and the brightest;” it’s we who “fight the good fight.” Having promised the moon on the campaign trail, Democratic elected officials seldom (with many honorable exceptions!) stand out in Washington or most state capitols as champions of the common good.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Huffington Post
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We are standing at the brink: at the edge of a huge change with a high probability of disaster. Take heart, brothers and sisters! For though they have tanks and guns and we are not made of steel we have one power they don't: being in the right. Plus, we know what arugula is. So let us marshall our collective will. Let us press further into the breach, driven by wrath and desire to protect those who can't fight for themselves. And also so they don't take away Larry David. He's kind of defenseless. We must all show a willingness to keep calamity close and transform fear and hatred, like molten bronze spears beaten into plowshares on some unforgettable fire. And we must also never forget: it is morally wrong for US soldiers to salute man who paid Russian hookers to pee on him, while betraying our country for Russia. We must all keep that fire alive inside ourselves the fire of what is right and find the sheer audacity to take possession of what we all deserve, our freedom.
Collective Evolution
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PETA is asking their supporters and any dog/animal lovers in general to boycott the film in order to fight this type of cruelty. American Humane Association (AHA) is even investigating the film, which is the organization responsible for governing the safety and protection of animal actors, and has suspended the on-set AHA safety representative. What's worse is that this isn't the first type of animal cruelty that's occurred on-set, it's just gaining a lot of media attention right now. How 27 Animals Died While Filming The Hobbit A Dog's Purpose may be what's in the tabloids now, but it wasn't long ago that other popular movies such as Life of Pi and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the HBO horse-racing drama Luck (which was cancelled because four horses died on-set) were under public scrutiny. During the shooting of Life of Pi, the Bengal tiger that acted as the circus animal Richard Parker allegedly almost drowned during a scene in a water tank.
Politico
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One of the dirtiest elections in American history came at the end of Grant’s two terms as president. 1876 saw the Republicans of Rutherford B. Hayes fight a bitter campaign against the Democrats led by Samuel B. Tilden. During the course of the campaign, Hayes charged that the only way he would be defeated would be “by crime—by bribery repeating [voter fraud]” or “by violence and intimidation.” As it turned out, Tilden won the popular vote by 250,000 votes, and won the Electoral College as well—until Republicans, who controlled the electoral boards in the South, changed enough electoral votes to give Hayes the victory. The ensuing battle over the outcome of the election lasted until shortly before inauguration day (which occurred on March 4 at the time), when Hayes was finally awarded a tainted victory. Someone had fired a shot through the window of Hayespersonal residence shortly after Election Day, so, to be on the safe side, Hayes was sworn in secretly on March 3, lest Tilden supporters disrupt the public ceremony that would follow.
Sputnik International
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ABC News - New South Wales
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Sky News
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That was great, thank you. Also, I couldn't have read this beach because I am dyslexic. Let's hear it for Cher! And the people of Flint Michigan bank Cher and the people of a full have shown up to fight against the Governor for poisoning their water so thank you, Cher, for that.
Variety
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Daily Mail - Football
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Janssen's agent claims the striker rebuffed interest from Galatasaray to fight for his future at Tottenham. The Dutchman, who joined Spurs for £17m in the summer, has yet to score from open play.
The Pentagon
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The Washington Times - Football
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A teenager accused of shooting and killing a Missouri State University football player during a fight involving the player's sister in Las Vegas is due to face a judge on an adult murder charge. Authorities said Thursday the 17-year-old being held in the killing 18-year-old Richard ...
Global News
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It's not what you usually see coming out of a salting truck -- a mix of water, salt and beet juice. In La Broquerie, it's how they've been combating their icy roads.
Politico
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“He is going to be in a constant running fight for his entire presidency, surrounded by chaos and controversies. It will be very different from any other presidency. He is surrounded by people who do not want him to succeed, and he will have a very hard time getting a positive message across. But he just doesn't need to flinch. He ran against these people, and he needs to carry out his agenda. The biggest thing is he doesn't need to flinch.” Flinching, of course, has never been Trump’s problem. Even after promising to “drain the swamp” in Washington and castigating greedyglobal elites” on Wall Street, he has filled his Cabinet and administration with billionaires and millionaires, including several alumni of Goldman Sachs. After stoking racial division throughout his campaign, Trump has spent the final week of his transition attacking civil rights icon John Lewis, calling the congressman who was nearly beaten to death trying to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.
The Herald - Sport
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David Brophy is constantly reciting the oft-repeated mantra ‘one fight at a time’ to himself but, despite the repetition, it remains easier said than done for the 26-year-old to look no further than his next fight. Tonight Brophy will take on Kiril Psonko from Lithuania at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow but it is his next fight, which was announced just last week, that could really propel the Caldercruix fighter into the big time. On March 17, Brophy will take on the Australian Zac Dunn in Melbourne for the Commonwealth super-middle weight title but, despite the scale of this fight, the Scot is cognisant of just how vital it is for him to remain focused on tonight. He even sacrificed his Christmas dinner a few weeks ago to ensure he was in the best shape possible. “I’m feeling good and I trained right through Christmas and New Year and that kept the weight off,” Brophy said.
The Huffington Post
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You have a responsibility to build bridges and find common ground and act in the interest of the American people. All of the American people. And everything you have done since your election has betrayed this foundational American principle. You are an embarrassment and a disgrace to our country and everything it stands for. You are a clown, a laughingstock to the world, a pathetic little man. And I will fight you. I'm sick of seeing you on TV. I'm sick of looking at you and your tiny sausage fingers. I'm sick of reading about your golden showers. I'm sick of the bullshit and the lies and the corruption and the hate and the stupidity. Through your actions over the course of the campaign and since the election, you have demonstrated clearly who you are: You are fake news. You are not legitimate. You have sacrificed nothing. You are a false celebrity.
WinBeta
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The game will also be getting a new limited edition physical release for fans who are looking to forego the digital copy and get themselves a box.
The Hill
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Advocates for the arts and public broadcasting are sounding the alarm over possible cuts to federal funding that one lawmaker said could be a sign of a cultural dark age under President-elect Donald Trump.
Daily Star - Football
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Politico
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McMullin is scheduled to ride in Trump’s motorcade on Inauguration Day and sit on the platform during the swearing in. McMullin first met Trump in the 1980s, when he was a college student and his girlfriend’s father had a box at Yankee Stadium, where the up-and-coming real estate personality would hang out. “This was before he was famous, he was building Trump Tower, and he took an interest in me,” said McMullin. Today, McMullin describes himself as “judicious” about when he uses cell phone privileges with the president-elect, though they speak regularly. “He will be a man in touch with real people, said McMullin, who says he turned down Trump’s offer to join him in the White House. I’m here to do whatever he needs.” The feeling of loyalty appears to be mutual. At a luncheon Thursday in the presidential ballroom at the Trump International Hotel, Trump reminisced about the hard-fought primary fight, name-checking McMullin from the stage and asking him to stand up to be recognized.
BBC News 24
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Today he was asked whether he had any regrets about his days in the IRA. Well, I think people have to consider the circumstances that existed in this city when I did join the IRA. We had a city where people were being murdered by the RUC, where they were being murdered wholesale, as it were, on bloody Sunday by the Parachute Regiment, and the fact that many young people like myself, supported by many thousands of people in the city, I'm not saying they were the majority, decided to fight back.
21stCenturyWire
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