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Police begin removing protesters from Dakota pipeline encampment

Dozens of officers in riot gear, some armed, moved in on Thursday assisted by trucks and military Humvees. Two helicopters and an airplane monitored the operation from the air. Law enforcement officials demanded that the protesters leave the private land on Wednesday, but the protesters refused. Officers formed a line and forced protesters back to the other side of the fence.

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Apple's holiday surprise: big sales, not so big profits

Report says iPhone 8 will come in three sizes, all with glass backs: Now that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are out... https://t.co/mUg1BuM46M - Bazinga! The firm's total revenue for the quarter was £38.4bn, down 9 per cent on the same period past year.

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Crude Oil Stays Near $49 On Lingering OPEC Doubts

NYMEX December crude settled down 78 cents at $49.18/b. It fell as low as $US49.65, its lowest since September 30. Sentiment towards crude remained more cautious on Thursday after the spike in prices following the latest USA inventories data faded quickly with OPEC developments also still an important focus.

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Graffiti Calling Republicans 'Nazis' Pops Up Across Street From Pat Toomey's House

On Monday night, Toomey was in Philadelphia taking part in a debate with McGinty. The race is seen as a bellwether for the Democrats' attempt to take back control of the Senate, where the Republicans now have a 54-46 advantage. Mr. Kaine also took some shots at Mr. Trump in his own warm-up speech. The heavily populated and moderate Philadelphia suburbs are the closest thing to a must-win region in Pennsylvania and are where the Toomey ad mentioning Kaine is running.

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Trump Seizes on Obamacare Cost Increases to Try to Boost Campaign

But the federal government says most consumers won't have to face steep hikes because the vast majority get tax credits to help pay premiums and consumers can shop around for cheaper plans. The price of benchmark plans, the second-lowest-cost silver plans in a given insurance market, are used to determine the value of subsidies granted to Obamacare customers whose incomes qualify for such aid.

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Closing gender pay gap could take nearly two centuries

This analysis of 144 countries found that women in India, Portugal and Estonia, respectively, log the most extra work time compared to men, the BBC notes. Moreover, there is a fundamental moral case for empowering women: "women represent one-half of the global population and it is self-evident that they must have equal access to health, education, earning power and political representation", it said.