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Mattis says North Korea missile can’t reach US

[ad_1] North Korea's November ICBM "has not yet shown to be a capable threat against us right now," Mattis said during an off-camera briefing with reporters at the Pentagon on Friday. He added that the United States is still assessing the situation. "We are still examining the forensics, we're still doing the forensics analysis, it takes a while," he said.Pyongyang tested a new missile on November 28 that flew higher and farther than any previous launch, and bragged afterward that its new Hwasong-15 could deliver nuclear warheads anywhere in the US.At the time, Mattis noted that the launch showed that...

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Sexual harassment allegations swirl around ESPN

[ad_1] ESPN is denying allegations of sexual harassment against one of its anchors, John Buccigross. In addition to denying the allegations, ESPN also on Thursday released text messages between the alleged victim and Buccigross to show that they had, in ESPN's words, a "consensual, personal friendship that spanned months." The Boston Globe had reported Thursday evening that Adrienne Lawrence, a former on-air personality, lodged a complaint in which she claimed she was sexually harassed by Buccigross and then faced retaliation from ESPN for...

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Russian election date set for March 2018

[ad_1] The decision was made by Russia's upper house of parliament, the Federation Council.Incumbent President Vladimir Putin, the heavy favorite to win, announced on Thursday during his annual press conference that he would seek re-election as an independent candidate -- his fourth presidential bid -- in order to gain the support of multiple political parties who "support" his views.He said his aim was for Russia to have a "competitive" and "balanced" political system but that it was not his responsibility to create his own opponents.Putin added Russia should be as competitive politically as it is economically. "I want this and...

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ hits theaters with $45 million on opening night

[ad_1] "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" made $45 million on Thursday night, making it the second highest domestic preview of all time. Box office numbers for the preview night of Episode VIII is second only to its prequel, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which made $57 million when it opened in 2015. "The Last Jedi" opens in more than 4,100 theaters domestically this weekend. The movie will likely come up short against the opening for "The Force Awakens," but Thursday's box office windfall...

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