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    Twas the Night Before Pencemas

    Twas the Night Before Pencemas


    Christmas at US Vice President Mike Pence's official residence literally jumps out of the pages of Twas the Night Before...

    Christmas at US Vice President Mike Pence's official residence literally jumps out of the pages of Twas the Night Before Christmas.
    Elon Musk unveils underground tunnel

    Elon Musk unveils underground tunnel


    Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube, the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls...

    Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube, the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls "soul-destroying traffic."
    US man wrongly convicted in doppelganger case to receive $1.6 million

    US man wrongly convicted in doppelganger case to receive $1.6 million


    The state of Kansas will pay more than US$1 million to compensate US man Richard Anthony Jones for the 17 years he spent in prison for a crime that was committed by someone who looked like...


    The state of Kansas will pay more than US$1 million to compensate US man Richard Anthony Jones for the 17 years he spent in prison for a crime that was committed by someone who looked like him.
    Former Nasa engineer makes glitter bomb to prank thieves

    Former Nasa engineer makes glitter bomb to prank thieves


    A former Nasa engineer made an explosive glitter bomb meant to ward off parcel thieves after a parcel was stolen from his porch earlier this...

    A former Nasa engineer made an explosive glitter bomb meant to ward off parcel thieves after a parcel was stolen from his porch earlier this year.
    Yemeni mum blocked by travel ban is granted US visa to see dying son

    Yemeni mum blocked by travel ban is granted US visa to see dying son


    After months of waiting, a Yemeni mother has been granted permission by the State Department to fly to California to say goodbye to her dying two-year-old son, according to her...

    After months of waiting, a Yemeni mother has been granted permission by the State Department to fly to California to say goodbye to her dying two-year-old son, according to her attorney.
    Michael Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation with US probe

    Michael Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation with US probe


    A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his...

    A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country.
    Trump Foundation to shut down amid lawsuit

    Trump Foundation to shut down amid lawsuit


    US President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time) to dissolve while Trump fights allegations he misused assets for business and political...

    US President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time) to dissolve while Trump fights allegations he misused assets for business and political purposes.
    Robert De Niro labels Donald Trump a 'nightmare'

    Robert De Niro labels Donald Trump a 'nightmare'


    Robert De Niro has reignited his feud with Donald Trump, labelling the US president a...

    Robert De Niro has reignited his feud with Donald Trump, labelling the US president a "nightmare".
    A mother's leap of faith at an African airport, and a 15-year mystery

    A mother's leap of faith at an African airport, and a 15-year mystery


    The story of Tom and Maya and Zainab is about trust, about listening to your heart over your mind, and about that gut feeling you have when you meet a good...

    The story of Tom and Maya and Zainab is about trust, about listening to your heart over your mind, and about that gut feeling you have when you meet a good person.
    Saudi Arabia 'rejects' US Senate resolution blaming crown prince for Khashoggi killing

    Saudi Arabia 'rejects' US Senate resolution blaming crown prince for Khashoggi killing


    The government of Saudi Arabia condemned a recent US Senate resolution blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling the Senate vote "blatant" interference in the kingdom's internal affairs, according to...

    The government of Saudi Arabia condemned a recent US Senate resolution blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling the Senate vote "blatant" interference in the kingdom's internal affairs, according to a Saudi government statement.
    White House closer to partial US government shutdown with border wall demand

    White House closer to partial US government shutdown with border wall demand


    Pushing the US Government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide US$5 billion (NZ$7.3 billion) to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both...

    Pushing the US Government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide US$5 billion (NZ$7.3 billion) to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.
    Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year

    Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year


    Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice'' as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and...

    Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice'' as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.
    US mum sentenced to 40 years after her toddlers die from hot car

    US mum sentenced to 40 years after her toddlers die from hot car


    A Texas mother whose two toddlers died after she left them inside a hot vehicle overnight is sentenced to 40 years in...

    A Texas mother whose two toddlers died after she left them inside a hot vehicle overnight is sentenced to 40 years in prison.
    New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation's scale and sweep

    New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation's scale and sweep


    A report prepared for the US Senate provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia's disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters'...

    A report prepared for the US Senate provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia's disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to voters' interests to help elect US President Donald Trump - and worked even harder to support him while in office.