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American Headline News for 1 Jan 2017

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, killing at least 35 people and wounding …
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U.N. Security Council unanimously adopts resolution supporting efforts to end Syrian conflict as cease-fire​ wavers
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PALM BEACH, Fla.
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Trump Still Questions RussianSays it's "unfair" if intelligence community is wrong in its analysis.
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WATCH: Security Officials onIn New York's Times Square, thousands of police and FBI agents are working to make sure New Year's Eve events go off safely.
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Washington Post retracts storyThe Washington Post has retracted its story about Russian hackers penetrating the nation's electricity grid with a virus found in a Burlington, Vt., electric company laptop. "Authorities say there is... no indication of that so far [that Russians had penetrated the US electric grid]," according to an editor's note attached to a corrected version of...
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Trump advisers want NetanyahuPresident-elect Donald Trump's advisers want to invite Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu to the inauguration or arrange a meeting of the two leaders before then, a source close to the transition... said. Transition leaders led by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner have been aggressively courting Netanyahu and want him to attend the Jan. 20 festivities, the source...
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Hours Early, New Year'sRevelers pack into Times Square before the annual New Year's Eve ball drop.
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At least 23 people were killed and 17 others were missing after a ferry caught fire Sunday off the coast of Indonesia's capital, officials said. The vessel was carrying more …
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Dozens of Russian diplomatsNearly three dozen Russian diplomats boarded a private plane Saturday in northern Virginia for a flight back to the motherland on orders from President Obama. The Kremlin sent the Rossiya Airlines jet... to Dulles International Airport because they had trouble booking flights to Moscow on short notice, according to reports. Obama ordered the 35 dignitaries...
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Slovakia bans train patrols by far-right party

Miami Herald - 1 Jan 2017 14:51
Train and railway station patrols set up by a far-right parliamentary party are illegal in Slovakia as of Sunday. The People's Party Our Slovakia launched the unarmed patrols in April …
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Assassination in Burundi Brings a Vow of Vengeance

The New York Times - 1 Jan 2017 14:40
Assassination in BurundiThe environment minister, Emmanuel Niyonkuru, was killed in the first hour of the new year.
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Trump tells Schumer he likesDonald Trump told Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer in a phone call he likes him more than his GOP brethren House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a source close to the... transition team said. During a recent phone call, the president-elect "said to Schumer he likes Schumer more than Ryan and McConnell...
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Cologne police screen hundreds of 'North African men'

Al Jazeera English - 1 Jan 2017 14:39
German police stop en screen hundreds of "North African men" as preventive measure after last year's incidents.
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Nearly 5,000 people in Hong Kong marched in a New Year's Day protest against an attempt by the semi-autonomous Chinese city's government to disqualify four pro-democracy lawmakers, police said. Hong...
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Erdogan: Istanbul nightclub attack aims to create chaos

Al Jazeera English - 1 Jan 2017 14:22
Attacker still at large after at least 39 people were killed during New Year's Eve party at Istanbul's Reina nightclub.
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Armed men free inmates from Jaw prison near Manama

Al Jazeera English - 1 Jan 2017 14:16
Attackers of prison south of Manama kill one police officer and free prisoners held on terrorism charges, police say.
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A family of four and their two neighbors are presumed to have died when the plane went down Thursday in Lake Erie north of Cleveland.        
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Brazilian military police say a man broke into a house where his ex-wife was ringing in the New Year and shot and killed at least a dozen people before committing …
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Syria's state news agency SANA says two suicide attackers have blown themselves up in the coastal city of Tartus, killing two security officers. SANA reported Sunday that the two officers …
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Police are still looking for an armed assailant, who is believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume and opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, killing at... least 39 people and wounding nearly 70 others, according to Istanbul's governor and Turkey's state-run news agency.
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Police in Bahrain say an attack on a prison in the tiny island nation has killed one police officer and freed prisoners held on terrorism charges. Bahrain's Interior Ministry said …
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Police in Florence say a bomb-squad officer was wounded when a suspicious package he was examining exploded. The Italian news agency ANSA said police noticed the package, which apparently had …
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Fire rips through Jakarta ferry, 23 dead

Al Jazeera English - 1 Jan 2017 13:10
Tourist vessel, carrying more than 200 passengers, caught fire near Jakarta after generator short-circuited on board.
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