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Your ‘star sign’ doesn’t match your zodiac constellation

Fame, fortune, love and loss ... it's all written in the 12 "star signs" if you believe in astrology. But you might be surprised to know the star signs in your newspaper don't match up with the actual constellations in the sky with the same or similar names. "There was never a one-to-one correspondence between…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ box office hits $1 billion worldwide

Just three weeks after its release, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has already raked in more than $1 billion around the world. Disney (DIS), which owns the "Star Wars" production company Lucasfilm, said Sunday that global box office numbers for "The Last Jedi" stood at an estimated $1.04 billion. Disney says that makes "The Last…

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New year brings record cold across US

With much of the Midwest and Northeast already besieged by freezing temperatures, ice and snow, the weather is going from bad to worse -- and spreading to the South -- just as revelers get ready to ring in the new year. As many as 27 record lows are expected to be set on New Year's…

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Anthony Scaramucci: Trump’s view on climate change might surprise you

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Powerball and Mega Millions now total $783 million

The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing. There were no winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the grand prize in that game has now reached $440 million ahead of another drawing Wednesday. The Mega Millions jackpot is no slouch, either. At the next drawing Tuesday, lottery players will have a shot to snag $343…

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South Korea seizes second ship amid North Korea sanctions row

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Freemasons are blocking reform, says Police Federation leader

Reform in policing is being blocked by members of the Freemasons, and their influence in the service is thwarting the progress of women and people from black and minority ethnic communities, the leader of rank-and-file officers has said. Steve White, who steps down on Monday after three years as chair of the Police Federation, told…

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