US Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder – Al Jazeera English
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US Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder – Al Jazeera English

Washington, DC – As the US Senate moved to vote on Thursday on a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia for its conduct of the war in Yemen and the assassination of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a bipartisan group of senators vowed to impose concrete sanctions on the kingdom in legislation next year. Senator Lindsey Graham, a…

Publisher of the National Enquirer admits to hush-money payments made on Trump’s behalf – The Washington Post
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Publisher of the National Enquirer admits to hush-money payments made on Trump’s behalf – The Washington Post

The announcement on Dec. 12, 2018, made it clear that David Pecker, chairman and CEO of American Media, has turned on President Trump. Above, Pecker is seen in 2014. (Reuters) Sarah Ellison Reporter covering media and its intersection with politics and technology December 12 at 7:47 PM The National Enquirer’s parent company acknowledged paying hush…

Australian court convicts once-powerful Vatican official on sex-abuse-related charges – The Washington Post
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Australian court convicts once-powerful Vatican official on sex-abuse-related charges – The Washington Post

Chico Harlan Rome bureau chief covering southern Europe and sometimes parts beyond December 12 at 7:29 PM VERONA, Italy — Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty in Australia of charges related to sexual abuse, according to two people familiar with the case and other media reports, becoming the highest-ranking Vatican official to face such…

The Mule Is a Modest Twist on the Clint Eastwood Myth – Vulture
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The Mule Is a Modest Twist on the Clint Eastwood Myth – Vulture

Clint Eastwood. Photo: Clair Folger/Warner Brothers Slipped into theaters with few advance screenings or the usual ballyhoo for a Clint Eastwood film (this one featuring what might be the 88-year-old’s last leading performance), The Mule turns out to be a modest but reasonably suspenseful and abidingly eerie portrait of the aged white American male trying…

Remains found in basement identified as father missing since 1961 – News 12 Long Island
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Remains found in basement identified as father missing since 1961 – News 12 Long Island

LAKE GROVE – Suffolk County police identified human remains found in the basement of a Lake Grove home as a man who went missing decades ago.One night in 1961, Mike Carroll’s father George disappeared, leaving his mother to raise her four children alone.”The story was that he went out for cigarettes and he never came home…

news Late for Work 12/12: This Ravens Player Draws Steph Curry Comparisons Ravens leapfrog Steelers – BaltimoreRavens.com
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news Late for Work 12/12: This Ravens Player Draws Steph Curry Comparisons Ravens leapfrog Steelers – BaltimoreRavens.com

Sam Koch Draws Steph Curry Comparisons You know who Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is, correct? Five-time All-Star, two-time league MVP and one of the main personalities of the NBA? Well, what if I told you the Ravens had a Curry-like figure on their roster, and that they don’t play offense or defense. Your…

A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Could Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Large Animals – Universe Today
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A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Could Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Large Animals – Universe Today

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae are extremely powerful events, and depending on how close they are to Earth, they could have consequences ranging from the cataclysmic to the inconsequential. But now, the scientists behind a new paper say they have specific evidence linking one or…

Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail – Live Science
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Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail – Live Science

A marsupial lion skeleton found during a dig in Naracoorte National Park, Australia. Note that this particular specimen does not have an intact tail. Credit: Mint Images/Shutterstock The marsupial lion — a giant carnivore that hunted in Australia tens of thousands of years ago — has long mystified scientists. But the recent discovery of more…

ULA chief Tory Bruno on competing with Blue Origin, SpaceX rocket landings – Ars Technica
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ULA chief Tory Bruno on competing with Blue Origin, SpaceX rocket landings – Ars Technica

Tory part two — United Launch Alliance chief: “I’m pretty sure I sent Gwynne flowers.” Eric Berger – Dec 12, 2018 9:16 pm UTC Enlarge / Jeff Bezos (right), the founder of Blue Origin and Amazon.com, and Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, display the BE-4 rocket engine during a press conference in 2014.Win…