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The DeVos family has been active in Republican politics for decades, especially as donors to GOP candidates and the Republican Party. "Together, we can work to make transformational change that ensures every student in America has the opportunity to fulfill his or her highest potential".
  • Large anti-Park protest planned in Seoul, 4th amid scandal

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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces mounting calls to step down over a political scandal amid indications that parliament, including members from her own ruling party, may try to impeach her. The governing party is split down the middle as its pro-Park faction locks horns with the rest of the party, so those 29 votes may be within reach.
  • GILMORE GIRLS' Kelly Bishop on the Joy and Pain of Reuniting

    GILMORE GIRLS' Kelly Bishop on the Joy and Pain of Reuniting

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    Does that mean closure on Luke and Lorelai's relationship? Much like Everwood and SeaChange , it offered a safe haven, a journey home as an antidote to the complexities of modern, big-city living. Graham discussed the timeline of the show and where she thinks the series could go next. "It's two women. Suddenly they can have cocktails together".
  • Obama arrives at Greek Acropolis

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    He also pledged support for Greece's economy, as Greek leaders seek a fresh U.S. pledge to help alleviate the country's enormous public debt, a measure actively sought by the International Monetary Fund but opposed by leading European lender Germany.
  • US warship diverts to help with quake evacuation

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    Hundreds of people were stranded in Kaikoura after the magnitude 7.8 quake on Monday cut off train and vehicle access to the town. A fleet of worldwide warships is heading to Kaikoura on New Zealand's South Island Wednesday to help with the rescue of hundreds of tourists, who are stranded after a massive quake blocked roads to the small coastal town.
  • CT lost 7200 jobs in October

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    The Massachusetts unemployment rate declined for the fourth consecutive month in October, falling to 3.3 percent. There were 670,950 people employed in October, up from 665,100 the previous month, while the number of unemployed fell to 21,850 from 22,600.
  • Irregular expenditure of national and provincial governments increase

    Irregular expenditure of national and provincial governments increase

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    According to the audit outcomes, the biggest contributors to the irregular expenditure was the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) where R13.9 billion of taxpayers' money was irregularly spent. Makwetu revealed that there was an improvement in compliance with key legislation as the number of auditees with no material findings on compliance had increased from 27% to 33% since 2013-14.
  • South Africa's Guptas to challenge influence-peddling report at inquiry

    South Africa's Guptas to challenge influence-peddling report at inquiry

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    This was after Zuma's legal team conveyed to the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that they had been instructed to withdraw his application to stop the release of her report. Van Rooyen, a little-known Zuma loyalist, was removed as finance minister just four days later following a market plunge, investor panic and waves of political outrage.
  • Israel will jointly fight terror menace with India: Reuven Rivlin

    Israel will jointly fight terror menace with India: Reuven Rivlin

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    On his part, Rivlin, the first Israeli President to visit India in almost 20 years, said both India and Israel were threatened by terrorism as the two countries uphold values of freedom and that nothing can justify terror. Rivlin backed India's stance on terrorism, stating that "nothing can justify terror". The abundant supply of manpower in India needs to be equipped with the right skill sets so enable them to take up the new jobs.
  • Korea prosecutors want to question president over scandal

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    Prosecutors are questioning the bosses of companies such as Hyundai, Samsung and Korean Airlines to see if Ms Park put undue pressure on them to provide funds to the non-profit funds from which Ms Choi is accused of defrauding cash. Park is South Korea's first female president and is also the daughter of Park Chung-hee, the country's president from 1961 to 1979, who was assassinated by his own intelligence chief.
  • US President Obama says debt relief, reforms needed for Greek recovery

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    Drawing a broad lesson from the election of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that world leaders need to pay attention to people's very real fears of economic dislocation and inequality in the midst of globalization. The fourth president to travel to Greece, Obama will visit the Acropolis before delivering a much-awaited speech on the challenges of globalisation.
  • Israeli parliament gives preliminary OK to settlement bill

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    The legislation would legalize the Amona outpost and dozens of other outposts and neighborhoods in existing settlements built on private Palestinian land. " This would represent an unprecedented and troubling step that's inconsistent with prior Israeli legal opinion and also break longstanding Israeli policy of not building on private Palestinian land ".
  • Social media in China is abuzz over a bird that resembles Trump

    Social media in China is abuzz over a bird that resembles Trump

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    The park has given into the bird's newly elected fame, and on Wednesday added a number of photos of Little Red to its official website . Another user replied: "Come on, this bird is more handsome than Trump". "Trump to wife: 'Honestly, I've never even been to Hangzhou!'" quipped one commenter on social media. In another taunt, a Chinese observer said the resemblance to Trump goes beyond the bird's head plumage: "Not only does the pheasant's appearance looks like Trump, its facial ...
  • Obama pays tribute to birthplace of democracy

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    Obama seemed to take a philosophical view of the election result, and promised the "smoothest transition possible". Referring to the legacy he is leaving behind as he will hand over the helm of the USA presidency to Donald Trump in January, Obama said that one of the priorities of his administration was to address inequalities.
  • Haley under consideration for State

    Haley under consideration for State

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    Haley was one of Trump's detractors on the campaign trail as the Republican presidential primary process came through SC. Former Gov. Mark Sanford resigned that post as chairman in 2009 when he admitted an extramarital affair. But on Tuesday at the Republican Governor's Association meeting in Orlando, Haley told reporters that she is "just giddy" about what lies ahead in a Trump administration.
  • South Korea prosecutors question former vice sports minister

    South Korea prosecutors question former vice sports minister

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    Although the presidential office had previously vowed to cooperate with the prosecutors' investigation, it seems to have passed responsibility for all related arrangements to the president's attorney Yoo Yeong-ha, without giving any further details on the subject.
  • Islamic State claims attack on Afghan security unit, killing 7

    Islamic State claims attack on Afghan security unit, killing 7

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    There was no information available regarding the type of the explosion and its target, Khaama Press reported. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban insurgents have recently increased their attacks against Afghan security forces across the country.
  • Barcelona sign €220m shirt deal with Japanese Rakuten

    Barcelona sign €220m shirt deal with Japanese Rakuten

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    Relations with the current sponsors had deteriorated after Josep Maria Bartomeu, the current Barcelona president, suggested that a worsening of the "social and political" situation in Qatar had led the club to question its commercial relationship with the Gulf State.
  • With Trump, the Idea of Palestinian State Vanishes: Israeli Minister

    With Trump, the Idea of Palestinian State Vanishes: Israeli Minister

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    A worst-case scenario, she said , would be for Trump to embrace his isolationist tendencies , leaving Israel to deal with both the Palestinians and the Middle East alone. But he warned that the relationship could face challenges if the two leaders are confronted with different aims on substantive issues such as Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
  • Northern Ireland's O'Neill 'has not given Scotland job second thought'

    Northern Ireland's O'Neill 'has not given Scotland job second thought'

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    Ante Cacic made eight changes to his starting line-up from the 2-0 win over Iceland in World Cup qualifying on Saturday - Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic among those left out - as Croatia became the first side to beat Northern Ireland on their own patch since Portugal won 4-2 in Belfast in 2013.
  • Downing Street slaps down Nigel Farage in disparaging statement

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    Mr Farage became the first British politician to meet the President-elect following his election victory. Mr Farage had hinted that ministers are sounding him out about dealing with Mr Trump, as he revealed the U.S. He said: "When he opened the door it was like "come on on Nigel". Farage wants a role as Britain's representative to America-something Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted he won't get-arguing that having appeared with Trump during the USA election campaign, he is ...
  • Russian Fighter Crashes In Mediterranean: Defence Ministry

    Russian Fighter Crashes In Mediterranean: Defence Ministry

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    The fighter jet went down near the Russian Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier while carrying out a training flight, according to the statement published by the state-owned Russia Today. This prompted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg to warn the ships could be used to take part in air strikes in Syria and "increase human and civilian suffering".