Syrian rebels, government say new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation
Evacuees from rebel-held eastern Aleppo, arrive to an area on the western edge of Aleppo city which is held by insurgents, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah. 17/17. left. right. Rebel fighters sit on the rubble of damaged buildings as
Aleppo battle: What next for the evacuees?BBC News
Aleppo Evacuation Halted Amid Confusion and Concerns About KillingsNew York Times
Aleppo Evacuation to ResumeVoice of America
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Duterte Says He Killed Three Kidnappers in 1988 to Save Hostage
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he killed three kidnappers in 1988 when he was Davao City mayor to save a woman hostage. The most important business stories of the day. Get Bloomberg’s daily newsletter. Sign Up. Politics. The latest political …
Duterte says he’ll set aside sea feud ruling against ChinaWashington Post
Philippine President Duterte confirms he killed people as mayor, with no remorseLos Angeles Times
Philippines’ Duterte threatens to rip up pact with US in row over slaughter of drug usersThe Independent
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Washington Post

Protesters rip GOP for taking away next governor’s ‘power’
Washington Post
RALEIGH, N.C. — Protesters say the North Carolina legislature’s actions limiting the next governor’s influence before he even takes office were unconstitutional power grabs by GOP legislators unhappy their candidate didn’t win re-election. “We voted
North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Limiting His Successor’s PowerWall Street Journal
North Carolina Republicans accused of ‘power grab’BBC News
North Carolina lawmakers pass curbs on incoming Democratic governorReuters
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Los Angeles Times

Donald Trump’s Pick for US Ambassador to Israel Signals Changes in US Policy
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Billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump, center, his daughter Ivanka Trump, right, and attorney David Friedman exit U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden, New Jersey, Feb. 25, 2010. more +. 0 Shares. Email. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for
A Dangerous Choice for Ambassador to IsraelNew York Times
A diplomat David Friedman is notNew York Daily News
David Friedman will shine as Trump’s ambassador to IsraelThe Hill (blog)
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5 Fact Checks From President Obama’s News Conference
President Obama held his final news conference of 2016 and painted a rosy picture of his tenure as president — from economic growth to foreign policy. So how did he hold up on the facts and what context did he leave out? We look at five different
Woman Fainted During President Barack Obama’s Final Press Conference of 2016Us Weekly
Octavia Spencer’s Reaction to Meeting Barack Obama Is
OBAMA: ‘I feel responsible’ for SyriaBusiness Insider
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Business Insider

Trump builds team of bosses to shake up Washington
Business Insider
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With more than 20 nominees now selected, Donald Trump’s cabinet appears much like the president-elect himself: mostly older, white males, many of them wealthy, who see themselves as risk-takers and deal-makers and prize …
Trump drains the swamp…and fills it with oil.Albany Times Union (blog)
Trump must follow profit clauseBaltimore Sun
Trump’s 17 cabinet-level picks have more money than a third of American households combinedQuartz

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CBS News

Cop shooting suspect barricaded in home, shooting at officers
CBS News
Last Updated Dec 16, 2016 2:16 AM EST. MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A police officer was shot and critically wounded Thursday about 60 miles north of Seattle in Mount Vernon and a second officer was grazed by a bullet, authorities said. Washington State …
Police officer shot during standoff in Mount Vernon, hostages believed to be inside homeKOMO News
Mount Vernon police officer out of surgery; ‘primary’ shooting suspect in custodyThe Seattle Times
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Rams’ John Fassel on Jared Goff: ‘Don’t have to fight for the extra yard’
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman lays a big hit on Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff, who leaves the game and is evaluated for a concussion. (0:32). Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest · Email; comment. 1:58 AM ET. Alden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer.
Seahawks wrap up another division title by romping over
Seahawks top Rams in unusual game to win NFC West, but future remains hazySports Illustrated
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Los Angeles Times

WWL: Seahawks defeat Rams to clinch NFC West title
The Seattle Seahawks clinched the NFC West title for the third time in four years, manhandling the woebegone Los Angeles Rams in a 24-3 victory. Here’s what we learned on Thursday Night Football: 1. The Rams tend to drag Seahawks down into the muck …
Thursday Night Football recap: Seahawks roll past
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Jared Goff gets knocked out in Rams’ loss to the Seahawks, 24-3Los Angeles Times – – –
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