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Miss America bosses resign over ‘inappropriate’ leaked emails

Image copyright Miss America Organization Image caption Sam Haskell (pictured on the front row) watches the 2017 contest The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants. In a statement, the organisation said it would accept Mr Haskell’s immediate resignation. Its chairperson, Lynn ...

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Secret Service holds full-scale training exercise at White House

The Secret Service conducted its first-ever full-scale training exercise on White House grounds to better teach agents to handle “potential critical incidents” there. The training program, which was developed over the course of several months by the Secret Service Joint Exercise and External Training Section, highlighted a ...

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Armed man shot repeatedly in Brooklyn bar gunfire

A gunman opened fire inside a Brooklyn alehouse, blasting a fellow patron three times early Saturday, police said. The 36-year-old victim was shot in his head, stomach and buttocks inside Steeplechase Beer Garden on Surf Ave. near W. 16th St. in Coney Island around 1:50 a.m., according ...

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Turkey blunder ‘a potential dementia sign’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption You did turn it on, didn’t you? Forgetting to turn on the oven for the Christmas turkey could be a sign of early dementia in a loved one, says the NHS’s top dementia expert. Prof Alistair Burns said becoming confused in a strange house ...

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Melbourne car attack: Australia police charge man

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The car ploughed into Christmas shoppers near Flinders Street railway station A man accused of driving his car into pedestrians in the Australian city of Melbourne has been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder. Former Afghan refugee Saeed Noori, 32, is due to appear ...

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Bitcoin price sees dramatic plunge in 24-hour time span

Bitcoin prices slumped sharply Friday, wiping out at least a third of its value in just 24 hours, amid a year otherwise marked with exponential growth for digital currency. Costs dropped just below $11,000 Friday morning before later rebounding to just over $14,000 — which is still about ...

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Jerusalem: Palestinian leader Abbas spurns US peace plan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Abbas says the US can no longer be considered a neutral mediator Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept any US plan for peace with Israel, after it recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. His comments came after a UN General Assembly ...

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