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2016 US elections

President-elect Trump on Russian sanctions: Time for US 'to move on to bigger and better things'; will meet with intelligence officials next week

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Syrian Civil War

Cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey goes into effect in Syria - AP

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New York, NY, US

Police searching for escaped prisoner in New York's West Village - ABC 7

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Sauk Village, IL, US

FBI: 2 masked men commit 'takeover bank robbery' in south suburban Sauk Village, Ill. - NBC Chicago

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2016 US elections

Kremlin spokesman: US sanctions destroy diplomatic relations; adds Russian retaliation to new sanctions will be 'adequate' - Reuters

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2016 US elections

Russian embassy in the UK tweets image of a duck, with the word 'lame' and says 'everybody ... will be glad to see the last of this hapless administration' following sanctions announcement - @RussianEmbassy

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Mount Baldy, CA, US

Helicopter crashes in Mount Baldy, Calif., area, rescue crews responding to scene - ABC 7

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2016 US elections

US responds to election hacking with sanctions against Russian intel services, ejects 35 operatives - New York Times

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Argentina's Cristina Kirchner accused of bombing cover-up

Argentine federal court orders reopening of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman's investigation against ex-President Cristina Kirchner in alleged bombing cover-up - Clarin

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US economic indicators

US stocks open flat as Dow Jones march toward 20,000 milestone enters 12th trading day - MarketWatch

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US economic indicators

US weekly jobless claims decline by 10,000 to 265,000 - Bloomberg

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Iraqi forces launch new advance in battle for Mosul, interior ministry says - Reuters

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Pasadena, TX, US

2 dead in military helicopter crash in water off Pasadena, Texas, officials say - KHOU

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Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds, Oscar-nominated singer-actress and mother of Carrie Fisher, dies at 84, son says - Variety

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Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher's mother, rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after complaining of breathing problems - Los Angeles Times

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Nevada, US

President Obama creates new national monuments in sacred tribal site in southeastern Utah and in the Nevada desert - Washington Post

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Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Avon and Somerset Police: 33-year-old Lee Parker charged with murder of his 6-month-old daughter Aya, who died on Christmas Day - Sky News

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli prime minister's office denounces 'skewed' Kerry speech, says it 'obsessively' focused on settlements - AP

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Massachusetts, US

Massachusetts lawmakers vote to delay opening of recreational marijuana stores by 6 months - Boston Globe

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