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Carrie Fisher's beloved bulldog to find home with her daughter

Fisher was born to Hollywood, the daughter of entertainers Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. "It's huge. That's the moment when she stopped being a princess and she became, like, a woman ". The two also discussed Fisher's weight loss for the film - but only because Robach brought it up. Hamill and Fisher famously portrayed Luke and Leia Skywalker in the Star Wars movies.

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Sydney-Hobart 2016: Perpetual Loyal smashes Wild Oats' race record

Perpetual Loyal is now at the head of the fleet, with New Zealand entry Giacomo second and Maserati third. After two years of disappointments, Australian businessman Anthony Bell has tasted sweet success with a record-breaking victory in the 2016 Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

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Homicide suspect killed, OR trooper injured in shootout

Tylka was killed and the OSP trooper, 32-year-old Nic Cederberg, was critically wounded. OR authorities have not released the details about the chase or the shootout but did state that three different police departments were involved in the chase and that the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is common in shooting incidents.

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Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Increased 5.1% in October

The city saw the second-largest increase among the 20 metro areas included in the index, following Seattle's 10.9 percent increase. "Home prices and the economy are both enjoying robust numbers", David M. Separately, First American Financial Corporation's Real House Price Index (RPHI ) for October recorded a 0.7 percent increase from September to October, and a projected 5.3 percent year-over-year increase for unadjusted house prices.

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30 drown in Uganda as boat capsizes in Lake Albert

Footballers and fans from Kaweibanda village in Buliisa district were travelling by water to Runga landing site in Hoima district for a football match to crown their Christmas day festivities. One of the survivors told the local Daily Monitor newspaper that he survived after swimming for nearly an hour to shore. Fatal accidents are quite common on Ugandan waters.

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Egypt detains Al Jazeera journalist for alleged false reporting

The network said that Gomaa, who now resides in Doha, arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for a vacation. Al-Jazeera holds Egyptian authorities responsible for the safety of Hussein and is calling for his immediate release. In May, a Cairo court recommended the death penalty against two of them, charged in absentia, with endangering national security by allegedly leaking state secrets to Qatar.

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Trump vows nuclear expansion, hails 'nice letter' from Putin

As security experts try to fathom what Mr Trump's tweet means, here is a look at what he has said about nuclear weapons in the past. The term arms race inherently evokes the Cold War-era nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union, which led to decades of pervasive fear of global annihilation.

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German city evacuated after discovery of unexploded RAF bomb

A 1,500-metre exclusion zone was created for the operation in case the bomb exploded while engineers were trying to deactivate it and sandbags were set up all around. In 2009, a Russian bomb from World War II was discovered just outside the Berlin apartment of Chancellor Angela Merkel, triggering a city-center lockdown and an evacuation that included Merkel.

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Fist-Raising Trump Wishes All Merry Christmas

The birth of Christ changed the world and offered hope and eternal life to all who believe in him. Sixty-seven percent of young people and 69 percent of African-Americans preferred "Happy Holidays", over "Merry Christmas ". May your Christmas sparkle and shine. All I want for Christmas is you, my dear. I'm wishing you blessings and joy this Christmas . "Merry Christmas .

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Israel recalls envoys to United Nations resolution sponsors

Afterward, Trump - who takes office in four weeks - tweeted: " Things will be different after January 20th". The Security Council passed the measure Friday after the United States abstained, enabling the adoption of the first U.N. The US, which has previously vetoed similar resolutions, made a decision to abstain this time . Netanyahu also took aim at the US Secretary of State, adding in English: "As I told John Kerry on Thursday, friends don't take friends to the Security Council".

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U.S. opts to let United Nations rap Israel over settlements

Defying heavy pressure from long-time ally Israel and President-elect Donald Trump for Washington to use its veto, the USA abstained in the Security Council decision, which passed with 14 votes in favour. But then another security council representative forced the resolution to the floor and it passed with only the US abstaining. All eyes will be on the US vote on Friday - whether the Obama administration abstains or vetoes the resolution .

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Texas mom's violent arrest caught on video

Then Craig responds by saying how she raises her son is immaterial and that it did not give anyone the right to harm him. Understandably, the officer's treatment upset Craig, who became increasingly frustrated in the video . At that point, Craig's 19-year-old daughter, Brea Hymond , steps in between Craig and the officer in an effort to calm the situation. As of early this morning, the mother and her teenage daughters were still in jail.

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Spurs stars following Oscar path to China would be 'strange' - Pochettino

Only Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela are yet to sign a new deal of Mauricio Pochettino's key players. "I'm very happy here", he told Tottenham's official website. But it is fantastic news for us. "I never felt that we were about to lose him". "That's the way I show my commitment to the club, to my team-mates and the gaffer and to show again how much I believe in this project", he said.

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Joey Bosa Throws Up "OHIO" After Picking Up Sack In Cleveland

It means the Browns, who appeared destined for an 0-16 season, will not finish without a win. Minutes earlier, Browns defensive lineman Jamie Meder got penetration up the middle and blocked a 32-yard try by Lambo. There were some injuries for the Browns in the game. However, Parkey capped off an eight-play drive when he converted a 27-yard field goal attempt and gave the Browns a 20-10 lead over the Chargers with 10:58 to play in the third quarter.

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The electors betrayed us… Now we're on our own

According to the independent , non-partisan Cook Political Report , the Democratic presidential hopeful had a final tally of 65,844,610, while Trump had 62,979,636. "The system has survived earlier instances in which the victor of the popular vote was denied the presidency". The desperate search for a successful Hail Mary to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president is down to the wire.

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Footage shows moment of huge explosion at Mexico's fireworks market

Two minors - a 13-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl - were transferred to hospitals in Galveston, Texas for treatment, according to Roberto Lopez, Director of Fundación Michou y Mau Para Ninos Quemados. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Firefighters work amid the debris left by a huge blast that occurred in a fireworks market in Mexico City on December 20. Tultepec is renowned for being a center for fireworks production in Mexico.

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Warriors F Green returns vs. Pistons

Not something that any opposing team should want mention. That however, did not stop the train that was the Warriors, as in just over five minutes, Brooklyn's first quarter work was all but gone. The Nets were well on track to stealing one against the depleted Warriors, putting up 34 points in the first quarter before outscoring the Dubs by 15 in the second.

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Another Russian diplomat shot dead in Moscow

The Kremlin said Wednesday it was too early to conclude who was behind the murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara, after Turkey's foreign minister put the blame on exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish government is also convinced Mr Gulen orchestrated the attempted coup in July. "A crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalisation of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being ...

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United Nations demands end to Israeli settlements after USA abstains

A United Nations Security Council meeting in NY in August. The 15-member council had been due to vote Thursday afternoon and Western officials said the United States had meant to allow the draft resolution to be adopted, a major reversal of US practice of protecting Israel from action.

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Christmas Day terror attack foiled by police raids

Five of the people arrested are still in custody and being questioned by police, he added. The plot targeted high-profile locations in Melbourne , including Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and St Paul's Cathedral "possibly on Christmas Day".

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At least 140 buildings on fire in wind-swept blaze in Japan

Itoigawa city authorities have issued an evacuation advisory for 600 people in 273 nearby households. Incredibly, there are only two reports of injuries. These gusts of wind were formed around noon and have a speed of nearly 90 kilometers and hour developed low over the Sea of Japan. "I've never seen something like this before", he added.

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Battle for Syria's al-Bab intensifies, four Turkish soldiers killed: army

Earlier it claimed that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels had largely established control over the strategic area around al-Bab's hospital, following weeks of attacks against the ISIL militants. Following the attacks, at least 29 civilians including eight children were killed on Thursday in Turkish air strikes on al-Bab. Another 10 were killed later Wednesday.

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Italy's lower house approves €20 billion rescue loan for banks

But Finance Minister Carlo Padoan said Wednesday that the Italian banking system "is solid, even if there are some crisis situations". Monte dei Paschi has been struggling over the past few days to raise €5 billion in capital through a debt-for-equity swap and share placement, with time set to run out for the rescue plan on Thursday and reports that key investor Atlante has added new conditions for its tentative participation.

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Police Officer Stops Speeding Student, Then Fixes His Tie

As the student pulls out his license and registration, the officer asks for the tie and explains how to tie an appropriate knot. So he rushed to the friend's house before the presentation, but had to keep driving when he discovered he wasn't home.

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Van drove into Australian Christian Lobby's Canberra headquarters and 'exploded'

The van detonated at the office in Canberra , leading to a major police response. A second tweet from Mr Shelton showed the van more clearly and said: 'A closer view of the vehicle bomb driven into the ACL office in Canberra tonight. Police believe a man drove the vehicle into the Eternity House building and say the power of the explosion blew out windows and has destroyed the van.