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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
November 19th, 2016

Claims of votes by the dead, felons cloud North Carolina governor race
North Carolina's gubernatorial race was undecided 10 days after the Nov. 8 vote and new allegations by the Republican incumbent's campaign about felons and dead people casting ballots could leave the outcome in limbo for weeks. Republican Governor Pat McCrory, trailing Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by about 6,300 votes according to the state elections website Friday afternoon, has not conceded  

Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Obama administration has introduced a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for at least five years. The move is a significant victory for environmentalists who have campaigned for years against drilling in the ecologically fragile region. But the ban could be overturned by Donald Trump, who has previously pledged to increase offshore drilling.  

Turkish bill clears men of statutory rape if they marry
A bill which would allow men accused of raping underage girls to be cleared if they marry the girl has been preliminarily backed by Turkish MPs. The bill would pardon men only if they had sex without "force or threat" and if they married the victim. Critics say it legitimises rape and child marriage, and lets off men who are aware of their crime.  

Trump election: Obama and EU keep up pressure on Russia
Outgoing US President Barack Obama and EU leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to Nato unity and sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Meeting in Berlin, they also criticised Russia's air strikes in Syria. It was their first summit since Donald Trump won the US presidential election. Mr Trump has criticised Nato and said he hoped for warmer ties with Russia.  

The Exhausted Epithets of the Left
They didn’t work against Trump and won’t work against his aides. Barack Obama’s signature phrase, “the audacity of hope,” came from a black nationalist, Jeremiah Wright. Obama stocked his administration with black nationalists, delivered speeches to openly separatist black colleges and associations, rolled out the red carpet for Al Sharpton, encouraged the reverse racism of “Black Lives Matter,” and rationalized the behavior of athletes who protested the American flag. None of this qualified as “ethno-nationalism” in the eyes of the media. They reserve that smear for conservatives who oppose hyphenated Americanism. Those who talk about race the least get hit with the charge of racism the most.  

End Times Really Are Upon Us: Mike Huckabee Might Be Trump’s Ambassador to Israel
The biblical rapture is actually sounding more and more appealing these days, so maybe we should all be encouraged by reports that Donald Trump may appoint former Arkansas governor and prominent evangelical Zionist Mike Huckabee as ambassador to Israel.  

The head of NATO says Trump agreed with him about the alliance's 'enduring importance' in a phone call
President-elect Donald Trump and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg agreed on Friday on the Western alliance's "enduring importance", NATO said, striving to reassure Europe that Washington will remain committed to its security.  

Argentines wrestle demons at 'exorcism school'
Manuel Acuna sprinkles holy water and waves his crucifix, then lays his hand on the sweating, shrieking woman before him. This is not a horror movie. It is a real-life mass at Acuna's evangelical exorcism school -- thought to be one of the first in Latin America.  

I'm no Clinton, French presidential favorite says
The man opinion pollsters tip to become France's next president said on Friday it would be an error to compare him to Hillary Clinton, who was widely expected to become U.S. president but lost to Donald Trump. "I am not Hillary Clinton," poll frontrunner Alain Juppe said. "And France is not America."  

Blizzard conditions to sweep across midwestern US into Friday night
High winds, heavy snow and localized blizzard conditions will continue across the midwestern United States into Friday night. Heavy snow will shift from Nebraska and South Dakota to portions of Minnesota and Ontario on Friday.  

British woman 'gang raped' in Dubai says "I'm petrified out here alone" after she's arrested for extra-marital sex
A British woman facing jail for extra-marital sex after reporting an alleged gang rape on holiday in Dubai has told of her "nightmare" and said she's "petrified". Zara-Jayne Moisey, 25, told police in the United Arab Emirates she was violently raped by two British men in the city last month.  

Pence tells House GOP to 'buckle up' for breakneck pace
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told his former colleagues in the House Thursday to "buckle up" for an ambitious open to the new administration, marked by efforts to roll back Obamacare and regulations and tackle tax reform.

Distant star is the roundest object in the Universe
astronomers... from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the University of Göttingen have found a star 5,000 light years away from us that's not only much rounder than the Earth, but is rounder than any natural object in the Universe.  

Huge deposit of untapped oil could be largest ever discovered in US
The USGS estimated that 20bn barrels of oil was contained within layers of shale in the Permian Basin, a vast geological formation that stretches across western Texas and an area of New Mexico. The discovery is three times larger than the Bakken oilfields of North Dakota and is worth around $900bn.  

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo gets Donald Trump's nomination to head CIA
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Harvard Law School, he is regarded a member of the congressional Republicans' Tea Party caucus, and serves on the House Select Committee on Benghazi, investigating the attack on the U.S. consulate compound that killed four people in 2012.  

UK's May to Germany's Merkel: Brexit preparations are 'on track'
Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday assured her German counterpart that preparations for Britain's exit from the European union were on track, and that the legal process of leaving would be triggered by the end of March next year.  

Supermoon, Trump’s Win and the Clash of Moral Values at the End of Days
Rabbi Winston asserted that a primary goal of the liberal movement is to break away from the obligations that come with living a God-centered life. According to his viewpoint, as history draws to a close, God is forcing each person to make a decision about where they stand morally. Are they aligned with conservative or with liberal values?  

Poll Finds Disunity in EU Ranks, 'Things Are Going in the Wrong Direction'
And this dissatisfaction with the EU is hardly isolated to the British Isles: it is growing across Europe and becoming increasingly vocal. European nationalism itself is being fueled by a perception that EU institutions, are out of touch with many of its own members.  

Electoral College voters 'deluged' with death threats
One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch their votes to Clinton.  

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