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Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser

Trump used an early morning tweet to reveal his choice. “I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our Country!” he said. Later Saturday, as the president left the White House for the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, he called Milley “a great gentleman and a great patriot.” Dunford is a former commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of coalition troops in Afghanistan. Milley commanded troops during several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dunford’s spokesman, Col. Patrick Ryder, said all indications are that Dunford…

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Triple child murders: The lodger who destroyed a family

Image copyright PA Image caption David McGreavy was 21 when he was told he would serve at least 20 years for the murders As far as Clive and Elsie Ralph were concerned, Friday 13 April 1973 had been unfolding like any ordinary day. Image copyright Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo Image caption Both police and public were shocked by the murders When Mr and Mrs Ralph returned home, their children were missing. There was blood across their two-bedroom terraced home. Their lodger was nowhere to be seen.…

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Police restrictions for ‘Brexit Betrayal’ march

Mr Robinson was recently appointed as an adviser to UKIP leader Gerard Batten, prompting a number of people to resign from the party, including former leader Nigel Farage. Mr McDonnell said: “This march isn’t about Brexit, it’s about far-right extremists dressing up in suits and pretending to be respectable.” Unite Against Fascism and grassroots group Momentum are also marching against Mr Robinson. UKIP said their march against the “Brexit Betrayal” would be “the largest pro-Brexit event of the year”. Mr Batten told supporters on Twitter: “Be there to show you…

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Stephen Colbert Ribs Trump Over Pantone’s Color Of The Year

Living Coral. On Friday’s episode, Colbert instead described it as being “like the halfway point between Donald Trump’s face and the MAGA hat.” “Listen, it can’t be life-affirming if you have to specify that the coral is living,” he said.“It just reminds everyone that half of the world’s coral is dead. I’m looking forward to their future colors of the year like Remaining Rainforest, Surviving Whale Population and the very optimistic Unstrangled Seagull.” Download Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-colbert-donald-trump-pantone-color-of-the-year_us_5c0b7c1ce4b035a7bf5b65b5

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Lindsey Vonn delays injury comeback in farewell season

(CNN)She is desperate to begin her farewell season, but Lindsey Vonn has been forced to put her return from injury on hold. “I feel good and I am training as hard as possible but I’m not going to return until I feel strong enough to win. “So the hunt for Stenmark’s record will have to wait just a little bit longer.” Her next target could be a downhill and super-G in Val Gardena, Italy on December 18 and 19. Visit CNN/com/Sport for more news, features and videos Delayed retirement Vonn…

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Serena Williams Urges Meghan Markle To ‘Stop Being So Nice’

Meghan Markle, remains as sweet as ever ― and maybe that should change as she juggles pregnancy and a reportedly tense royal life. People at an Art Basel event for her clothing line in Miami. “I’m like, ‘Meghan, stop being so nice … you’re the pregnant one, aren’t you supposed to have hormones, why are you so sweet?’ But that’s always been her.” Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Meghan Markle and Serena Williams, pictured at a celebrity flag football event in 2014, have given each other advice for years. When…

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Cardi B Learned She Was Nominated For Grammys In A Very Awkward Place

The rapper found out about the nominations on Friday while walking out of a NBC News. At the hearing, the judge ordered Cardi B to Entertainment Tonight. As Cardi B left the courthouse, a reporter asked her how it felt to be nominated, according to NBC News. “I am?” the rapper responded. “How many nominations?” After she learned the total number, the entertainer screamed excitedly. Variety.

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Alaskan Couple Catches Moose Playing ‘Ding-Dong, Ditch’ At Their Door

Kyle Stultz and Allie Johnstone were shocked early Wednesday morning when the doorbell to their home in Anchorage, Alaska, started ringing up a storm. Stultz checked on his dogs and looked out the door but saw no signs of anything. “We were thinking kids coming through playing ding dong ditch or maybe a neighbor coming through. We had no idea,” Stultz told local station “We had this nice moose behind waiting for us right here,” Stultz said. “And he decided to back up right into it and that’s how he…

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Johnson apologises to MPs over payments

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnson offers ‘full and unreserved apology’ Boris Johnson has made a “full and unreserved” apology to MPs for failing to declare more than £52,000 in income. The former foreign secretary was ordered to apologise by the Committee on Standards over late declaration of book royalty payments. He made a brief statement to the Commons ahead of the latest debate on Theresa May’s EU deal. Speaker John Bercow thanked him for his “prompt” response and said that was the end of the matter.…

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Senior Tory suggests vote could be delayed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNewsnight: Sir Graham Brady ‘would welcome’ Brexit vote being deferred A senior Tory MP says he would welcome a delay in next week’s Commons Brexit vote, if it would help address concerns over the controversial backstop. But Tory backbench chairman Sir Graham Brady said getting “clarity” on the issue was more important than “timing”. It comes after reports that Theresa May was being urged to postpone the vote, which she is widely expected to lose. Dismissing those reports, a No 10 spokesman…

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Trump admin moves to cut sage grouse protections, opening lands for oil drilling

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration moved to amend Obama-era protections on the habitat of the sage grouse bird, potentially opening up vast areas of land in the western United States for oil and gas drilling. “It’s hard to pretend at this point that Zinke is a steward of America’s public lands: he acts more like a pillager,” said Bobby McEnaney, senior director for the Western Renewable Energy Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “This rolls back a conservation plan that was carefully crafted by states, ranchers, conservationists and public officials…

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New Scottish film studio site announced

Image caption The building is currently being used by Forth Ports The building, just three miles from the centre of Edinburgh, was built in 2000 for engineering firm VA Tech but closed four years later. Image caption At its highest it is 100ft tall Screen Scotland now wants the building to be a permanent large-scale film and TV production facility. It is launching a tender process for a proposal to lease, refurbish and operate a permanent facility, saying that “public sector funding may be provided to the successful applicant”. They…

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May ‘looking at MPs’ role over backstop’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe PM tells Radio 4’s Today programme that the backstop would be part of any deal Theresa May says she “is talking to colleagues” about their concerns over the Northern Ireland “backstop” ahead of a crucial vote on her EU deal. She suggested MPs could be “given a role” in deciding whether to activate the backstop, which is designed to stop the return of a physical border. But she told the BBC there could be no deal with the EU without it.…

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