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John chats to Harley Carnes, a CBS Radio News anchor and correspondent, based in New York.

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John chats to Harley Carnes, a CBS Radio News anchor and correspondent, based in New York.

    Obama releases more prisoners from Guantanamo

    Obama releases more prisoners from Guantanamo

    President-elect Donald Trump called Tuesday for the end of all detainee releases from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying in a tweet that those who remain are “extremely dangerous people” who “should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.” The statement comes as the Obama administration prepares to release another 19 detainees from the facility before the president leaves office.

     

    Trump expected to reform the intelligence apparatus

    The Wall Street Journal reported that the US President elect wants to restructure the CIA and reduce the number of people working at the central headquarters. The presidential transition team on emphatically denied that US President-elect Donald Trump intends to restructure the country’s intelligence services, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

     

    A high school in Kentucky drops the mascot name "Stallions"

    A Kentucky school district is reversing course on its planned stallion mascot for a new high school after community members complained it was sexist against female students.

    Fayette County school officials received backlash this week after announcing the students at the new Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington would be nicknamed the “Stallions.” More than 200 people also signed a Change.org petition saying a stallion, defined by Merriam-Webster as an uncastrated male horse kept for breeding, is an inappropriate and sexist mascot for the school’s female students.

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    Train derailment in New York City

    Train derailment in New York City

    A New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday's morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area's second major rail accident since late September. Emergency crews swarmed Atlantic Terminal after the Long Island Rail Road train went off the tracks inside the busy transportation hub at 8:20 a.m. local time (1320 GMT), the New York City Fire Department said.

     

     

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    A British Victim In Syria: A young man's died while fighting with Kurdish forces

    A British Victim In Syria: A young man's died while fighting with Kurdish forces

    A British Victim In Syria: A young man's died while fighting with Kurdish forces

    A British chef who flew to Syria to fight ISIS was killed during a gun battle just before Christmas, Kurdish activists claim.

    Ryan Lock, from Chichester, died during an offensive by anti-Islamic State forces near Raqqa in northern Syria on December 21.

    The 20-year-old, who had no military background, flew to Rojava to join the Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG) last August.

     

    Brexit Turmoil: Britain's top man in the EU has quit just before formal talks begin

    Britain's ambassador to Brussels took a swipe at ministers' 'muddled thinking' as he quit his post without warning today.

    Sir Ivan Rogers shocked staff this afternoon by announcing his decision to step down from his post early - only three months before Britain's talks on leaving the EU are due to begin.

     

    Racist & Unhappy: A depressing snapshot of the UK in January 2017

    Sky News unveiled a data poll suggesting that Britain is “more racist and less happy” than a year ago, with the supposedly worsening mood framed as a direct consequence of the country voting to leave the European Union (EU) last June.  The findings were reported by Sky News by the broadcaster’s Head of Data, Harry Carr, who previously managed the political polling for Ipsos MORI, a polling organisation which suffered a severe blow to its credibility after putting the probability of Britain voting to Remain in the EU at 74 per cent.

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    Hundreds of quakes near the California - Mexico Border

    Hundreds of quakes near the California - Mexico Border

    Hundreds of quakes near the California - Mexico Border

    The California Institute of Technology is reporting approximately 100 earthquakes were detected near the California-Mexico border on New Year’s Eve. The quakes were centered about Brawley, CA, “which is about 125 miles east of San Diego and 20 miles north of the border.” According to ABC 7, the largest of the quakes was about 3.9 magnitude. They report that scientists say larger quakes in the region are possible and “the shaking may continue for several days.”

     

    Pres. Obama could try to force his nominee onto the supreme court

    President Obama could use his recess appointment power to put Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court tomorrow. In the five-minute break tomorrow when the Senate gavels out of the 114th Congress and then into the 115th Congress the outgoing president could use his recess appointment powers to place Garland onto the bench.  The move would be highly controversial and Garland's tenure would have an expiration date, as recess appointments only last until the conclusion of the congressional session, in this case December 2017.

     

    SpaceX plans to fly again next week

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX said Monday that it has discovered the cause of a September rocket explosion and plans to return to flight as soon as Sunday. The conclusions of the company’s investigation have yet to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, and the agency has yet to provide it a license to launch. But SpaceX’s statement means that it has confidence that federal agencies will approve its remedies for the problem and that it will soon receive the green light.

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    Obama under pressure to prove charges that Russia interfered in the election

    Obama under pressure to prove charges that Russia interfered in the election

    The Obama administration is under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office. The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to interfere in the U.S. election.

     

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