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CBS New York reports NYPD said a transformer exploded at the utility company's facility in Astoria shortly after 9 p.m. There are no injuries reported. NY police said the fire was under control as of 9:40 p.m. and no injuries were reported. All terminals were impacted by the loss of commercial power, causing the FAA to issue a temporary ground stop.
  • Chuck Schumer doesn't deserve a pass for government shutdown

    Chuck Schumer doesn't deserve a pass for government shutdown

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    While federal workers may feel the pressure of the lingering shutdown , President Donald Trump is not. "We can't do it without a barrier". "I mean border security is great, but basically, that feels like extortion when he is holding our jobs hostage for this shutdown", said Raekwon Snyder, a government contractor for the U.S.
  • Girl who spoke to Trump about Santa still believes

    Girl who spoke to Trump about Santa still believes

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    Some accused the commander-in-chief of dashing Collman's hopes and destroying her belief in Santa prematurely. In one of the Christmas Eve calls, Trump chatted with a 7-year-old. But she was thrilled the president spoke with her. "It wasn't really (nerve-wracking), I just had to think of what the truth was", Collman said. "I can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall or fence, whatever they'd like to call it", Trump said.
  • Christians in Nairobi throng churches to celebrate birth of Jesus Christ

    Christians in Nairobi throng churches to celebrate birth of Jesus Christ

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    In his 2018 Christmas message, Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi urged all Christians all over the state to be agents of peace in their daily undertakings. Special Christmas trees have been prepared to celebrate the occasion. He said for 2000 years, Christmas had symbolised hope and goodwill, adding, " It marked the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose message of faith, tolerance and compassion echoes through the ages ".
  • Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

    Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

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    One of the three attackers was killed by the ministry's guards while two others blew themselves up, the source told Reuters news agency. Reporting from Tripoli , Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahid said a security official and an employee of the ministry were killed in the attack on Tuesday.
  • Trump makes surprise visit to U.S

    Trump makes surprise visit to U.S

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    Trump said in the country on Wednesday he had no plans to pull troops from Iraq, suggesting the country could be used as a base for potential future missions in Syria . The US presence in Syria was not meant to be "open-ended", he said, adding that other wealthy nations should pay for rebuilding Syria. "By the time this was posted, the President and Mrs.
  • IDF responds to Syrian missile after striking Damascus targets

    IDF responds to Syrian missile after striking Damascus targets

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    The coalition said its attacks during the week of December 16-22, including air strikes and "coordinated fires", had destroyed logistics facilities and staging areas used by Islamic State, damaged the group's ability to finance its activities and "removed several hundred ISIS fighters from the battlefield".
  • Ottawa seeks help for release of Canadians held in China

    Ottawa seeks help for release of Canadians held in China

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    Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing who has been a China analyst for the International Crisis Group think-thank for the last two years, and Michael Spavor, who lives in Dandong and promotes exchanges with North Korea, were both detained December 10 on suspicion of endangering China's national security.
  • Weather system bringing colder temps, rain and mountain snow for Christmas

    Weather system bringing colder temps, rain and mountain snow for Christmas

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    Travel looks to be impacted the most Thursday and especially Friday , with the wind & rain, and the wind & snow. Very light rain is possible, but most locations will remain dry across the Mid-South. The forecast for the Bemidji area calls for a 50 percent chance of light snow after noon on Wednesday , with a high temperature of 22 degrees. A powerful cold front will sweep through the state starting Wednesday , bringing heavy snowfall to the mountains and significantly cooler ...
  • Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

    Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

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    Prior to Trump's announced Syria pullout, the promised large-scale assault and ongoing future operations would have eventually brought American troops and advisers under fire, who've found themselves in the awkward position since entering Syria of training Syrian Kurdish militias on the one hand and coordinating broadly with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey on the other.
  • NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

    NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

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    The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) continues to operate its famous " Santa Tracker " website despite the partial shutdown, which went into effect when the clock struck midnight on Saturday (Dec. In addition to tracking St Nick, volunteers donning military garb and Santa hats also respond to tens of thousands of calls and emails from eager children hoping to probe for details including their Christmas wish lists.