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  1. British author names Vicky Hammah 'craziest politician' in new bookRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | GhanaWeb

    Victoria Hammah has been ranked one of the 'craziest African politicians' in a new book published recently in London. The former Deputy Communications Minister was sacked after a leaked tape revealed her infamous plan to make $1 million before quitting poliA tics.

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  2. Cross Hills accordion orchestra hosts fundraising performance in villageRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Cravenherald.co.uk

    Proceeds will help pay the club's costs hosting next year's North Central Area Accordion Championships and Music Festival. The orchestra is made up of pupils of the Cross Hills-based Craven School of Music and other local accordion players.

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  3. Naftali Bennett - HipsterRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | The Jewish Press

    Naftali Bennett doesn't like how the Left are always calling on Israel to apologize, so Bennett visited Tel Aviv, dressed up as an aging Tel Aviv hipster, and began apologizing - acting out exactly how it looks when and if Israel apologizes. I'm sorry, but I don't know how I feel towards this video.

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  4. Wednesday's Sports in BriefRead the original story

    5 min ago | Washington Times

    Judge William Alsup of the U.S. Northern District in California cited a section of the Labor Management Relations Act in dismissing the claim. Alsup noted that the league has addressed the "serious and inevitable evil" of player injuries in a "serious way" through collective bargaining with the players' union.

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  5. Channing Tatum is looking for aspiring filmmakers to join him at the OscarsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

    As many as six aspiring directors will appear at the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, as part of the Team Oscar programme, for which the Jupiter Ascending star is spokesman. Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced they're bringing back the initiative that invites young filmmakers to play a role in the awards show.

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  6. U's youngsters ready to take on Town in FA Youth CupRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Halstead Gazette

    Leading the way - Colchester United under-18 coach Wayne Brown, along with Steve Ball, will be aiming to guide them to the next round of the FA Youth Cup tonight . Steve Ball says it is about progression for Colchester United 's youngsters when they host Ipswich Town in the FA Youth Cup tonight.

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  7. Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | The Jewish Press

    Moshe Feiglin surprised everyone on Thursday morning after announcing that he is dropping out of the current race to be the head of the Likud party and the Prime Minister of Israel. Feiglin has made it no secret that the Prime Minister's chair and the head of the Likud party is his endgame.

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  8. GP takes selfie to promote flu jabRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Halstead Gazette

    GP Peter Long of the Pall Mall practice in Leigh took the photo while having his annual flu jab, which is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk of developing serious complications from catching flu or who cannot care for loved ones of ill. These including pregnant women, those aged over 65, children between two and four, those in residential care homes and carers for the elderly or disabled.

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  9. Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah - " With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel's PoorRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | The Jewish Press

    During Chanukah, our hearts and our homes are filled with the warmth and light of the Menorah. But for an impoverished family, Chanukah is a cold, dark time.

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  10. What irks North Korea? Soap operas and K-popRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | KION 46

    North Korea's fury over the movie comedy "The Interview" appears to have taken the secretive state's oversensitivity to new extremes. Kim Jong Un's regime had already branded the film "the most undisguised terrorism and a war action."

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  11. Generous donations pour in for homeless charityRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Halstead Gazette

    A CHARITY says it has been overwhelmed by the generosity of Southend residents who responded to an appeal for food and donations for the homeless. Volunteers at the Storehouse in Southend, which works with some of the towns most desperate and vulnerable people, are overjoyed after receiving generous gifts following an Echo appeal.

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  12. Not everyone is happy with U.S.-Cuba thawRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | KION 46

    The ringing of the bells in Havana signals a thaw in the Cold War-era feud between Cuba and the U.S. it's a thaw that resulted in the repatriation of Alan Gross, imprisoned in Cuba for five years.

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  13. What The Papers Say - 18 DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Everton FC

    The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton. There is reaction to Steven Naismith's contract extension in Thursday's local and national newspapers.

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  14. Worksop: Drug dogs and breathalysers to be used in town on 'Mad Friday'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Retford Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Officers will also be supporting doorstaff, equipped with breath testing equipment, to discourage those who have had too much to drink on 19th December.

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  15. Shaking Off HanukkahRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | KUDL-FM Westwood

    Someone pointed out recently that there aren't any good Hanukkah songs out there. It seems that the only choice is Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song," and that's not really about the holiday, just about folks who might celebrate it.

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  16. Chinese villagers seek to banish boy with HIVRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | KION 46

    Over 200 Chinese villagers in the southwestern province of Sichuan have signed a petition to banish a HIV-positive eight-year-old boy, state media reported. A photo from a People Daily's online report shows the boy, Kunkun, watching villagers unanimously vote for his removal in a meeting held in early December.

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  17. More Read the original story

    5 min ago | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 32 points and Monta Ellis added 25 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 117-106 Wednesday night. Parsons fell two points short of a career high as he helped the Mavericks win a second road game in two nights.

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  18. Rand affected by rouble - economistRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Iol.co.za

    The rand was being affected by the Russian rouble's depreciation because they exported similar commodities, and could be seen in the same emerging market basket, an economist said on Thursday. The rand has fallen to levels against the US dollar last seen in 2008, when it reached a low of R11.93 to the US dollar in September of that year.

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  19. Pitsea Armed Robbery: Arrests madeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Halstead Gazette

    The men, aged 40 and 36, who are from Dagenham, are being questioned at a south Essex police station by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and CID officers from Basildon . Officers were called to the Post Office at 12.20pm following reports that a security driver had been threatened in the store while making a delivery.

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  20. How revived ties with Cuba came to beRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Alan Gross, accompanied by his wife, Judy, speaks during a news conference at his lawyer's office in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was released from Cuba after five years in a Cuban prison.

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