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Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials

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US sees 'hard deadline' for China trade negotiations

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Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

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Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulled

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UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister

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Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials

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US sees 'hard deadline' for China trade negotiations

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Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulled

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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

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Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulled

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New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

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UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister

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Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials

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The Best Green Monday 2018 Deals We've Seen So Far

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EU Said Open to Assurances But Not Renegotiation of Brexit Deal

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Columbia University denounces student filmed harassing black students in 'racially charged' rant

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From Tijuana to Calais, Migrant Camps Have a Serious Design Problem

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‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s government

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NYPD Investigates 'Troubling' Video Of Cops Ripping 1-Year-Old From Mother’s Arms

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2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School

2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic SchoolTwo Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial


Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate

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Congo's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future

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Heavy snow batters North Carolina and Virginia, leaving thousands of drivers stranded

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Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid next year

Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid next yearAs part of the separation program, the employees will get a salary of up to 60 weeks, bonus and benefits, depending on the length of their service, Verizon said. "This program coincides with Verizon's recently announced realigned organization structure designed to optimize growth opportunities in the 5G era," the company said. The company said it had 152,300 employees at the end of the third-quarter ending Sept. 30.


An '(Unintentional) Grinch' Tried To Ban Christmas From The Classroom

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Would Taiwan Fight China Without U.S. Support?

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Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'

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How LSAC's GPA Calculation Differs From Your School's

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US sees 'hard deadline' for China trade negotiations

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Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush

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Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

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At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency

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Former beauty queen sent nude pictures to 15-year-old student on Snapchat, police say

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Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn

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Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulled

Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulledThe government spent almost £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the week running up to her decision to pull the Commons vote. Figures released by the social media giant showed the government spent £96,684 on 11 adverts from December 2 to 8 as it became increasingly clear the prime minister faced defeat over her deal. It dwarfed the £50,000 the government spent on Brexit social media ads in the previous three months to November 20. Three videos, intending to explain the deal in terms of free trade, the economy and “controlling our borders”, cost between £10,000 and £50,000 each to promote, reaching between 500,000 and 1m Facebook users apiece. Theresa May's approval rating through the Brexit negotiations The money also included videos on “what the Brexit Deal means for you - explained in 60 seconds” and others focusing on immigration and jobs. Last night the spending was slated as an “inappropriate” and “wasteful” use of taxpayers’ money. Jon Trickett, Shadow Cabinet Office minister, said: "Not only is this a completely inappropriate use of public money, but it turns out to have been entirely wasted. When official resources are used for the Prime Minister's personal purposes it threatens our democracy." Layla Moran, LibDem education spokesman, said: “Given that the vote won’t even happen now, it is an absolute insult to taxpayers that the Prime Minister has been throwing our money down the drain promoting a deal that not even she can back.” Eloise Todd, head of the Best for Britain campaign group, said the absurdity of spending almost £100,000 on a vote that “you know you are going to pull shows flagrant disregard of taxpayers’ cash to waste it like this.” The figures showed the Conservative Party also spent £39,967 on Facebook adverts supporting the deal. Theresa May is listed as spending £1,659. The government spending was double that of the People’s Vote, of £47,313. The figures were published by Facebook as part of new advert transparency measures following sustained criticism of the platform through 2018. It included the Vote Leave campaign being sanctioned over advertising spending on the social network during the Brexit campaign. A government spokesman said: “Communicating government policy effectively to the public is a core function of the Civil Service. “We have reached a deal that is good for the UK, good for its citizens, and good for business and we will be communicating that to the country. Any costs associated with this will be published in the usual way." Adverts have included one paid for to push it to the top of Google’s rankings and linked to a website called Brexit Deal Explained which sets out the government’s case for the EU withdrawal agreement - and warns about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit. Another Facebook video featured the prime minister hailing the deal as offering “certainty for business and economy”, concluding: “Now is the time to come together to build a brighter future.”


UK's May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown

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Donald Trump's 'Smocking Gun' Tweet Triggers A Whole Lot Of Jokes

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UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

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New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

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Elon Musk tearfully claims Tesla can't review his tweets in bizarre interview

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The 12 Cars We’re Most Excited to Drive in 2019

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Talks of impeachment rises among Democrats in wake of federal court filings

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3 tools for learning a new language, on sale for an extra 15% off with code

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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

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UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister

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Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'

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Delta adds four new routes from Boston as airlines battle for business travelers

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Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time

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2019 McLaren 720S Spider supercar makes its debut

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Meet the Nissan Skyline GT-R with a single owner since 1972

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NY Daily News Mocks Trump's Hunt For 'Spineless, Clueless' Chief Of Staff

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Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says

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Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors

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Photos from Our Prototype Drive of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat

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Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials

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EU Said Open to Assurances But Not Renegotiation of Brexit Deal

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Columbia University denounces student filmed harassing black students in 'racially charged' rant

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‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s government

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NYPD Investigates 'Troubling' Video Of Cops Ripping 1-Year-Old From Mother’s Arms

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2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School

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Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate

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Congo's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future

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Heavy snow batters North Carolina and Virginia, leaving thousands of drivers stranded

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Verizon says to shed 10,400 jobs by mid next year

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Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'

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I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.

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US sees 'hard deadline' for China trade negotiations

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Inside the Navy's flyover farewell for President George H.W. Bush

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Deal Alert: These Gearhead Essentials Are Heavily Discounted Today

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Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

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At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency

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Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Slaying: NY Times

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Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

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Former beauty queen sent nude pictures to 15-year-old student on Snapchat, police say

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Why Israel Confronted Hezbollah’s Tunnel Threat

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Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn

Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bnMexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products' output. "We are going to increase investment in Pemex by 75 billion pesos from what was authorized for 2018," the leftist president said in a speech in his home state of Tabasco. The state oil giant has seen a drop in its production since 2004, when it extracted some 3.4 million barrels per day.


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Camp Fire survivor elated to find dog waiting at their burned down houseWhen Andrea Gaylord was forced to evacuate the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California in November, she couldn't get back home to take her dog Madison with her to safety as the fires spread. The evacuation order was lifted nearly a month after it was instated in Paradise, California, and Gaylord was beside herself to see Madison waiting for her as she pulled up to her burned down property, Gaylord told the ABC 10 news. Madison miraculously survived the Camp Fire that tore through Northern California throughout November, killing 85 people, displacing thousands, and leaving many, including Gaylord, homeless.


Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulled

Government spent £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Brexit deal in week before vote was pulledThe government spent almost £100,000 on Facebook adverts to promote Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the week running up to her decision to pull the Commons vote. Figures released by the social media giant showed the government spent £96,684 on 11 adverts from December 2 to 8 as it became increasingly clear the prime minister faced defeat over her deal. It dwarfed the £50,000 the government spent on Brexit social media ads in the previous three months to November 20. Three videos, intending to explain the deal in terms of free trade, the economy and “controlling our borders”, cost between £10,000 and £50,000 each to promote, reaching between 500,000 and 1m Facebook users apiece. Theresa May's approval rating through the Brexit negotiations The money also included videos on “what the Brexit Deal means for you - explained in 60 seconds” and others focusing on immigration and jobs. Last night the spending was slated as an “inappropriate” and “wasteful” use of taxpayers’ money. Jon Trickett, Shadow Cabinet Office minister, said: "Not only is this a completely inappropriate use of public money, but it turns out to have been entirely wasted. When official resources are used for the Prime Minister's personal purposes it threatens our democracy." Layla Moran, LibDem education spokesman, said: “Given that the vote won’t even happen now, it is an absolute insult to taxpayers that the Prime Minister has been throwing our money down the drain promoting a deal that not even she can back.” Eloise Todd, head of the Best for Britain campaign group, said the absurdity of spending almost £100,000 on a vote that “you know you are going to pull shows flagrant disregard of taxpayers’ cash to waste it like this.” The figures showed the Conservative Party also spent £39,967 on Facebook adverts supporting the deal. Theresa May is listed as spending £1,659. The government spending was double that of the People’s Vote, of £47,313. The figures were published by Facebook as part of new advert transparency measures following sustained criticism of the platform through 2018. It included the Vote Leave campaign being sanctioned over advertising spending on the social network during the Brexit campaign. A government spokesman said: “Communicating government policy effectively to the public is a core function of the Civil Service. “We have reached a deal that is good for the UK, good for its citizens, and good for business and we will be communicating that to the country. Any costs associated with this will be published in the usual way." Adverts have included one paid for to push it to the top of Google’s rankings and linked to a website called Brexit Deal Explained which sets out the government’s case for the EU withdrawal agreement - and warns about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit. Another Facebook video featured the prime minister hailing the deal as offering “certainty for business and economy”, concluding: “Now is the time to come together to build a brighter future.”


UK's May pulls vote on her divorce deal, thrusting Brexit into the unknown

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UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

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New Zealand leader apologies for death of British tourist

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Elon Musk tearfully claims Tesla can't review his tweets in bizarre interview

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The 12 Cars We’re Most Excited to Drive in 2019

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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

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UK PM May can stay on if parliament rejects Brexit deal: Brexit minister

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Key House Democrat Jerry Nadler Says Trump Payments May Be 'Impeachable Offenses'

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Delta adds four new routes from Boston as airlines battle for business travelers

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Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time

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2019 McLaren 720S Spider supercar makes its debut

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Meet the Nissan Skyline GT-R with a single owner since 1972

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