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The 7 things to watch out for from Donald Trump in 2018

Donald Trump's first year in office was jam-packed. The US president attempted to turn Washington, DC, on its head, governing with the unpredictable, titillating and surreal style of a reality-show celebrity. And there's no indication 2018 will be any different. Here are some things to watch out for next year: 1. Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation Special…

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Man found with guns, ammunition in Houston hotel room

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Man found with guns, ammunition in Houston hotel room Police are checking inside the suspect’s vehicle for more possible weapons. Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. KHOU.com Staff, KHOU Published 9:05 a.m. ET…

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Iran blocks Instagram, Telegram after protests

Iran has restricted access to the Instagram and Telegram social media apps as a security measure during rare anti-government protests, according to state TV. Irib News quoted anonymous sources as saying on Sunday that social media in the country would be temporarily limited, as the government warned protesters they would pay a price if days…

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Iran demonstrators face crackdown as anger grows

Updated January 01, 2018 01:48:56 Video: Protesters near the University of Tehran threw rocks at police as protests continued across Iran (ABC News) Iran has blocked access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organise and publicise the protests now roiling the Islamic Republic, as authorities said two demonstrators had been…

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Here are the Republicans retiring from Congress in 2018

Here's a look at Republicans who have announced they won't run for re-election in 2018: 1. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee; announced on 9/26/17 Corker has been a strong critic of President Donald Trump. "After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the…

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New Year’s Eve: Sydney welcomes 2018 with 8 tonnes of fireworks

The clock has ticked over to 2018 and Sydney has done what it does best with a dazzling pyrotechnics display that drew cheers and gasps from the estimated million people who crowded vantage points around the harbour. About eight tonnes of fireworks produced 100,000 pyrotechnic effects as the sky exploded in a riot of colour…

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South Korea seizes second ship suspected of smuggling oil to North

South Korean authorities have seized a second vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions. The Panama-flagged tanker, KOTI, was seized at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port, on the west coast, a South Korean customs official said. A marine official said the seizure had happened recently. The KOTI’s estimated arrival at the…

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Analysis | From Roy Moore to NFL protests, a look back at a year in identity politics

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” clash with counterprotesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12 in Charlottesville. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) From violent protests to sexual harassment scandals, 2017 showed us just how much Americans’ race, gender, religion and sexual orientation play a role in how they…

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