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Donald Trump to name Heather Nauert as next UN ambassador

President Trump has tapped Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor and the current State Department spokeswoman, to be his next United Nations ambassador         

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The number of migrant families captured entering illegally increased in November

There was a slight increase in the number of families captured after crossing the southern border illegally in November.         

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President Trump has tapped Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor and the current State Department spokeswoman, to be his next United Nations ambassador, reports say         

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Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some are headed home.        

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US Gymnastics bankruptcy criticized by attorney

An attorney for women with pending lawsuits against USA Gymnastics says a bankruptcy filing by the organization is an effort to "deny the current survivors the truth" regarding the activities of former team doctor Larry Nassar. (Dec. 6)        

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The number of migrant families captured entering illegally increased in November

There was a slight increase in the number of families captured after crossing the southern border illegally in November.        

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NFL players will showcase their custom-made cleats on the field in support of My Cause, My Cleats during Weeks 13-15.        

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Maci Morris scored 29 points and made five 3-pointers to help No. 19 Kentucky stay undefeated with a 75-52 win over Rhode Island        

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Tennessee executes inmate David Earl Miller in electric chair

Death row inmate David Earl Miller was executed by electric chair for the 1981 muder of Lee Standifer, 23. He is the third person to die under the death penalty in Tennessee this year.        

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Donald Trump to name Heather Nauert as next UN ambassador, reports say

President Trump has tapped Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor and the current State Department spokeswoman, to be his next United Nations ambassador, reports say        

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Ocean Cleanup fail? System deployed to Great Pacific Garbage Patch not holding plastic

It turns out clearing out millions of tons of plastic from the world's oceans is harder than it looks.        

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Pete Shelley, co-founder of punk band the Buzzcocks, dies at 63

Buzzcock members confirmed Pete Shelley's death "with great sadness" and called him "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters."        

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Oscar host Kevin Hart dismisses critics of his past homophobic comments: 'I live to love'

Kevin Hart is set to host the Oscars, however the announcement has been met with rising criticism over past homophobic comments. Hart spoke out Thursday.        

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Infant ibuprofen recall: Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar lots impacted

New Jersey-based Tris Pharma, Inc. said there is a "remote possibility'' an increased amount of ibuprofen could lead to permanent kidney injury in infants.        

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Lawyer alleges Trump golf club hired undocumented immigrants, calls for investigation

A New Jersey attorney called for state and federal officials to investigate the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.        

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Three more blood pressure drugs recalled over cancer concern: Here's what you need to know

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has recalled three common blood pressure medications over concerns they could include small amounts of a cancer-causing impurity.        

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Bush arrives at presidential library for burial

Former President George H.W. Bush's casket has arrived for burial in his family's plot on the grounds of his presidential library in Texas. (Dec. 6)         

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Trump celebrates Hanukkah with Holocaust survivors

President Donald Trump celebrated Hanukkah in the company of eight Holocaust survivors, saying they've endured "evil beyond description." The audience erupted into chants of "four more years" when Trump mentioned the US embassy move to Jerusalem. (Dec. 6)         

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Maria Butina: Judge appoints another lawyer to advise Russian national in conspiracy case

A federal judge appointed another lawyer to advise Maria Butina, as the Russian national defends herself in a case alleging she         

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Lame-duck GOP power grabs show contempt for voters

Worse, legislature majorities in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina are built on gerrymandering, like a cancer on the body politic: Our view        

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