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Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, killing at least 2 people - @AP

RT @BreakingNews: NYPD says the bright blue glow lighting up the New York City area is caused by a transformer explosion at a Con Ed energy…

NYPD says the bright blue glow lighting up the New York City area is caused by a transformer explosion at a Con Ed energy company power plant in Queens.
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Dow records best point gain in history, surging more than 1,000 points; all 3 major US indexes post best percentage increases since March 2009. - @CNBC
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RT @NBCNews: BREAKING: @NBCNews Special Report: President Trump visits Iraq in his first war zone visit as president.

President Trump visits Iraq in his first war zone visit as president.
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US government partially shuts down amid impasse over border wall funding
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US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has cancerous growths removed from lung, the court says: "Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease."

Defense Sec. Mattis will retire at the end of February, President Trump announces.

US Justice Dept. announces charges against 2 Chinese hackers who are allegedly associated with the Chinese government; accuses them of hacking dozens of companies in the US and around the world.

US Federal Reserve hikes nation's benchmark borrowing rate by 0.25% for 4th time this year, despite months of objections from President Trump.
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US is preparing to withdraw a significant number of US troops from Syria, two senior defense officials and one person familiar with the plan tell @NBCNews.
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Actress and director Penny Marshall, best known for 'Laverne and Shirley', 'Big', 'A League of Their Own' and other hits, has died at age 75, spokesperson says.

New York attorney general says Trump Foundation “has signed a stipulation agreeing to dissolve under judicial supervision, with review and approval by the attorney general of proposed recipient charities of the foundation’s remaining assets,” and lawsuit will still move forward.

After GOP election losses, Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. - @AP_Politics (corrects: losses)
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After GOP election loses, Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. - @AP_Politics
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US Senate passes a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a direct rebuke to the crown prince, and recommend that the US stop supporting Saudi-led war in Yemen, directly challenging Saudi Arabia and President Trump

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A no-nonsense, Nazi-free social media. Serving Philadelphia-New York-Toronto-Montrèal areas with fast response and low latency.

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The following newsbots are running on this instance:

  • NPR / National Public Radio (United States)
  • WHYY / WHYY Philadelphia (an NPR radio station)
  • BreakingNews / NBC Breaking News (posts to public)
  • BBCRadio4 / Intelligent, insightful programming from BBC Radio 4
  • 6ABC / WPVI Television in Philadelphia
  • KIRO7 / KIRO Television in Seattle, Washington
  • TheHill / US Political news from The Hill (all posts behind CW)
  • Reason / Reason Magazine - Politics from a pragmatist libertarian point of view

Tech Newsbots

Some other newsbots

  • RT - Russia Today, the Russian state news broadcaster (English)
  • Le Monde - The World, popular French newspaper (French)