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His decision comes amid falling popularity in opinion polls and mockery online that he was out of touch with South Korean politics having been in NY for a decade. But he has been hurt by his closeness to Park - the two had repeated meetings previous year, which were viewed here as a sign that they were hatching a handover plan - and by allegations of corruption against those close to him.
  • Super Bowl 2017: Early betting line, point spread, odds

    Super Bowl 2017: Early betting line, point spread, odds

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    The young Falcons defense kept Green Bay out of the endzone for the first 35 minutes of the game, and by that time Atlanta had amassed a 31-0 lead. "He's going to lay it on the line and do whatever he can to make us win football games". The same can be said for the 2002 Tampa Bay Bucs, who shut down an incredible Oakland Raiders offense, but their victory was followed by back-to-back Super Bowl wins by Tom Brady and the Patriots.
  • 'Act normal or go away' Dutch PM tells immigrants

    'Act normal or go away' Dutch PM tells immigrants

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    In an open letter to the citizens of the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte advised those who don't want to respect the country's customs to leave. Prime Minister Rutte has been struggling to contain rising anti-immigration and anti-EU sentiment in the proudly tolerant and liberal country. In an interview with a Dutch newspaper he called it freakish that some people refused to shake hands with women.
  • Scientists Searching For Life On Wolf 1061 Exoplanet

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    When scientists search for planets that could sustain life, they are basically looking for a planet with almost identical properties to Earth. Kane's research team recently published their analysis of Wolf 1061c in the Astrophysical Journal .
  • NASA Data Shows 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record Globally

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    NASA credited carbon dioxide "and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere" for a rise by about 2.0 degrees in the Earth's average surface temperature since the late 19th century. "Climate change is one of the great challenges of the 21st-century and shows no signs of slowing down", said Mark Maslin, professor of climatology at University College London.
  • Scientists announce 2016 as warmest year on record

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    The 2016 temperatures continue a long-term warming trend , according to analyses by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in NY. Even without it, Schmidt said this year probably won't break any records although it should be in the top five warmest. Only about 10 percent, during 2016, was attributable to El Niño, according to the scientists.
  • Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearings

    Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearings

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    I want to discuss Betsy DeVos' character, leadership skills, and experience, because all are imperative to her success as a cabinet secretary. That's partly because the DeVos-backed Mackinac Center for Public Policy advocated for the state to appoint emergency managers to replace elected officials in cities with persistent budgetary shortfalls.
  • Donald Trump's childhood Queens home heads back to auction

    Donald Trump's childhood Queens home heads back to auction

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    Paramount Realty says the 1940 Tudor-style house in Jamaica Estates in Queens is up for auction for the second time in three months, with written bids due Tuesday afternoon. Auction coordinator Paramount Realty USA isn't saying how many bids were received or how much money was offered. "You're not actually getting anything of tangible value for the Trump association".
  • Sensex surges 241 pts to 2-month high on positive quarterly results

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    The BSE market breadth was tilted in favour of the bulls - with 1,612 advances and 1,123 declines. The bank had declared its Q3 results on Tuesday. In addition, the Indian rupee weakened by 25 paise to 68.21 against a U.S. "All the major Asian markets have closed with losses barring the Straits Times, Hang Seng and Shanghai indices", Jasani said. "Technically, the Nifty seems to be in consolidation mode".
  • China Producer Prices Rise 5.5% in December

    China Producer Prices Rise 5.5% in December

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    China's consumer inflation slowed in December for the first time in four months, up 2.1 percent from the previous month, partly because food prices rose at a subdued pace, according to the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics.
  • Renault-Nissan doubles down on autonomous cars

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    It will share pieces with the next generation of Renault's electric vehicles, too. Nissan plans to team up with Japanese internet business DeNA to test driverless commercial vehicles through the remainder of the decade. By 2020, it hopes to expand that testing to incorporate driverless technology in Tokyo-area mobility services. We don't know exactly when to expect the new Leaf, but given the rapid growth of competition, it's likely that Nissan is putting a rush on this model.
  • Ex-Punjab CM thanks Nitish for 'outstanding' arrangements for Prakash Parv

    Ex-Punjab CM thanks Nitish for 'outstanding' arrangements for Prakash Parv

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    This year's Sikh Parade, hosted by Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Tauranga, marks 350 years since the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, and will be held on January 7 . Born in Patna , on December 22, 1666, Guru Gobind Singh was the son of Guru Tegh Bahadur, who devoted his life to protect religious freedom. Sonia Gandhi, Congress: Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji was not only creator of the gracious " Khalsa " but was a renowned spiritual master, warrior, poet & philosopher.
  • CES 2017: HTC's Netflix for virtual reality

    CES 2017: HTC's Netflix for virtual reality

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    Some were just like props while others were integrated with controllers, with additional buttons and joysticks built in to give players more control in their virtual world. First and foremost, from my point of view, is the Vive Tracker, which is a small, tri-pronged device that can be attached to objects and bring them into the game world.
  • BMW's Self-Driving Cars to Hit Public Streets This Year

    BMW's Self-Driving Cars to Hit Public Streets This Year

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    Intel announced Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show that it's partnering with BMW Group and Mobileye to create and set loose a fleet of roughly 40 autonomous test cars on roads starting this year. It will also work with BMW to to establish a "driving policy", or algorithms that establish an artificial intelligence system that's "required to safely negotiate complex driving situations".
  • Eurozone inflation hits highest level in over three years

    Eurozone inflation hits highest level in over three years

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    There was a slight increase in the services-sector inflation rate to 1.2% from 1.1% seen the previous month and in December 2015. Consumer inflation in the eurozone rose to over 3-year high during the month of December, slightly beating what markets had initially anticipated.
  • Stargazers get clearest glimpse of planet in the night sky

    Stargazers get clearest glimpse of planet in the night sky

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    IF you cast your eyes towards the skies this evening, you are sure to see an impressive sight. According to astronomers Venus has reached its peak height above the horizon, and will be clearly visible on clear nights throughout January. But even if you can't see Mars, Venus and the moon together this week, you'll still have some good opportunities to check out Venus throughout the first part of 2017.
  • Amber Alert issued for missing 6-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado

    Amber Alert issued for missing 6-year-old boy from Aurora, Colorado

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    Authorities have said that foul play isn't suspected, but they said they have contacted registered sex offenders who live in the area and have searched nearby bodies of water. "We have one documented instance where he wandered off from school". Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz announced the news at about 11:10 a.m. Metz said a thorough investigation will be conducted to determine what happened.
  • RG3 Believes He Proved People Wrong This Season

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    Well, nothing I saw Sunday from the defense suggests this is a Super Bowl team. Should the team just go for the best quarterback in the class and worry about improving the defense in later rounds? Griffin is due a roster bonus of $750,000 in March and has a $6 million salary for next season.