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Turkish police summon FBI official: Anadolu

Turkish police summon FBI official: Anadolu

SUMMARY: ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police summoned a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official on Wednesday over statements made in a U.S. court by a former Turkish police investigator who fled the country last year, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

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Fed chief Yellen says bitcoin is a 'highly speculative asset'

Fed chief Yellen says bitcoin is a 'highly speculative asset'

SUMMARY: It is a highly speculative asset," said Yellen, answering a question by CNBC's Steve Liesman.

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Surgeon Admits to Burning Initials Into Patients' Livers

Surgeon Admits to Burning Initials Into Patients' Livers

SUMMARY: (LONDON) — A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations.

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Merkel courts Germany's skittish SPD as talks open on government

Merkel courts Germany's skittish SPD as talks open on government

SUMMARY: However, after coalition talks with other parties collapsed, Merkel has had no place to turn but back to the SPD.

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Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says

Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Salvatore Di Nolfi/PoolDe Mistura, speaking on Swiss television station RTS, said failure to make peace quickly through United Nations mediation could lead to “a fragmentation of Syria”.

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Britain's May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint

Britain's May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint

SUMMARY: LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was defeated on Wednesday, when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain’s departure from the European Union.

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Raytheon finishes first lot production of new small diameter bomb

Raytheon finishes first lot production of new small diameter bomb

SUMMARY: Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Raytheon announced Wednesday that it has completed Lot 1 production of the Small Diameter Bomb-II, an update to Boeing's SDB-I, for the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Who is Doug Jones?

Who is Doug Jones?

SUMMARY: (CNN) In a shocking upset Tuesday night, Democrat Doug Jones was projected to become the US senator-elect for the state of Alabama, defeating embattled Republican Roy Moore.

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US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

SUMMARY: Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen has raised interest rates three times this yearThe US Federal Reserve has agreed to raise interest rates by 0.25%, the third rate rise in 2017.

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Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

SUMMARY: The White House has declined to say whether President Donald Trump, who has taken a tougher rhetorical line against North Korea than Tillerson, gave approval for the overture.

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House, Senate reach tax bill agreement

House, Senate reach tax bill agreement

SUMMARY: Senate Republicans had a meeting Wednesday to go over the details before briefing House Republicans and making a formal announcement.

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Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds

Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds

SUMMARY: Willmott Dixon and Rydon said their cladding work complied with safety regulations, but did not say how.

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Simon Bramhall, surgeon who burned initials on patients' livers, pleads guilty to assault

Simon Bramhall, surgeon who burned initials on patients' livers, pleads guilty to assault

SUMMARY: LONDON -- A British surgeon has admitted to assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations.

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Fed hikes rates by a quarter point

Fed hikes rates by a quarter point

SUMMARY: Congressional lawmakers are set to approve a tax reform package aimed at slashing the corporate tax rate and lowering the level paid by many Americans.

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8 numbers out of Alabama that should terrify Republicans

8 numbers out of Alabama that should terrify Republicans

SUMMARY: Moore won only among old(er) votersAmong those 65 years old (and older), Moore won by 19 points.

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Indian police: Woman disfigured lover to pass him as slain husband

Indian police: Woman disfigured lover to pass him as slain husband

SUMMARY: On Sunday, Nagarkurnool authorities arrested Swathi Reddy, wife of Sudhakar Reddy, who was bludgeoned to death by his wife and her lover, Ajakole Rajesh Reddy, officials said.

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

SUMMARY: YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

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U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies

U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies

SUMMARY: Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 21, 2016.

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Watch live: Donald Trump gives remarks on tax bill

Watch live: Donald Trump gives remarks on tax bill

SUMMARY: Dec. 13 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday was scheduled to give remarks on the Republican plan to reform the U.S. tax code on Wednesday.

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Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

SUMMARY: Mr Trump backed Mr Moore, but said he was right to support his rival first.

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