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    Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

    Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela


    A Russian Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber aircraft is pictured upon landing at Maiquetia International Airport, just north of Caracas, on December 10,...

    The Tu-160 is capable of carrying conventional or nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with a range of 3,410 miles.
    Scientists search for marijuana's holy grail — consistent highs

    Scientists search for marijuana's holy grail — consistent highs


    “If you don’t bring in successful commercial agriculture practices, you’ll lose your edge,” says Greg Zuckert, vice president of cultivation for cannabis producer Harvest Health &...

    "No one ever knows what they’re getting, and it’s a huge problem," one scientist said.
    LeBron's Lakers edge Wade's Heat in superstars' final showdown

    LeBron's Lakers edge Wade's Heat in superstars' final showdown


    LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat pose after exchanging jerseys on Dec. 10, 2018. The Lakers beat the Heat by a score of...

    LeBron James scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers survived Dwyane Wade's 15-point performance in the 2nd half for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat.
    Paris protests open up rift on American left, spark U.S. climate change debate

    Paris protests open up rift on American left, spark U.S. climate change debate


    The "Yellow Jacket" demonstrations come as environmental issues are taking on more prominence amid dire reports warning lawmakers they have limited time to minimize the...

    Progressives are split over how to tackle global warming without sparking a populist revolt against a carbon tax and higher gas prices.
    Who's accountable for late GI Bill payments for struggling vets?

    Who's accountable for late GI Bill payments for struggling vets?


    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) speaks during a news conference, following the weekly Senate Republican's policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on July 24, 2018 in...

    “I see everyone screaming that this is an outrage now and that’s great,” one veteran advocate said. “But where were they three months ago and where’s the president now? "
    It looks like the Red Sox will let Kimbrel walk

    It looks like the Red Sox will let Kimbrel walk


    Craig Kimbrel pitches for the Boston Red Sox against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 2018 World Series on Oct. 23,...

    Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski strongly signaled that the team was unlikely to re-sign closer Craig Kimbrel.
    Seahawks beat Vikings with a little offense, some special teams and a lot of defense

    Seahawks beat Vikings with a little offense, some special teams and a lot of defense


    Seattle Seahawks' Shamar Stephen brings down Minnesota Vikings' Dalvin Cook during "Monday Night Football" in...

    The Seahawks had a shutout until 1:10 remained, winning 21-7. Seattle (8-5) remains as the top wild-card team in the NFC, and despite the loss, the Vikings (6-6-1) retain the best record in the battle for the second wild card.

    Five Marines missing after crash off Japan declared dead


    Capt. Jahmar Resilard died after two Marine aircraft collided last week off Japan. The Marine Corps declared five other missing Marines dead on...

    Only one of seven Marines aboard a fuel tanker and a fighter jet that collided last week survived the accident, the corps said.

    FBI investigating alleged white supremacist beating of black DJ


    “The violent behavior directed at members of our community over the weekend simply because of their race is disgusting," the sheriff...

    “The violent behavior directed at members of our community over the weekend simply because of their race is disgusting," the sheriff said.
    Top USOC official fired after independent report details Nassar cover-up

    Top USOC official fired after independent report details Nassar cover-up


    From left to right, USOC Chairman Larry Probst, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun, USOC Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Baird, USOC Chief of Sport Performance Alan Ashley and Cheif External Affairs Officer Patrick Sandusky address the media during the Team USA Media...

    "The report firmly establishes that the top leadership of the U.S. Olympic Committee was aware of Nassar’s criminal conduct year before they have publicly acknowledged it."
    Help wanted: Trump needs new chief of staff for 'the worst of times'

    Help wanted: Trump needs new chief of staff for 'the worst of times'


    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens to President Donald Trump during a meeting with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 31,...

    Analysis: If the president doesn't empower his next top aide, he could encounter serious problems, experts say.
    Watch British lawmaker remove ceremonial mace to protest delay of Brexit vote

    Watch British lawmaker remove ceremonial mace to protest delay of Brexit vote


    British lawmakers jeered and gasped after a lawmaker, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, removed the parliamentary mace to protest the government’s postponement of the Brexit...

    British lawmakers jeered and gasped after a lawmaker, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, removed the parliamentary mace to protest the government’s postponement of the Brexit vote.
    I read Comey's 235-page House testimony. Here are 10 reasons Trump will hate it.

    I read Comey's 235-page House testimony. Here are 10 reasons Trump will hate it.


    Former FBI Director James Comey, with his attorney, David Kelley, right, speaks to reporters after a day of testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, on Dec. 7,...

    Given the consistency of Comey’s public statements, it’s hard to see what Trump and congressional Republicans hoped to gain by giving him another platform.
    Faith leaders: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum

    Faith leaders: Migrants have international right to U.S. asylum


    Faith leaders gather in support of the migrant caravan in front of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, at the border fence between the United States and Mexico on Dec. 10,...

    "Our sacred texts tell us to tear down walls, to welcome the immigrant and to treat everyone as if they are God's children,” said a religious leader.