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Lights illuminate tunnel boring equipment and the tunnel pit entrance during an unveiling event for the Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Elon Musk has unveiled his underground transportation tunnel, allowing reporters and VIPs to take some of the first rides in the subterranean tube, which the tech entrepreneur says is the answer to what he calls "soul-destroying traffic." (Robyn Beck/Pool Photo via AP)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Criminal justice reform, the border wall thaw, Yemen's child fighters
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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. Speaking of the proposed Brexit deal Corbyn said "No-deal would be a disaster for our country and no responsible government would ever allow it."(House of Commons/PA via AP)
UK opposition leader denies calling PM May 'stupid woman'Britain's main opposition leader is facing calls to apologize after he was accused of calling Prime Minister Theresa May a "stupid woman" in the House of Commons
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaks during a media interview in the White House Press Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. Asked if the president would back legislation in the works that would keep government funded, likely into February, Conway said Trump will “take a look at that certainly.” She argued Trump was not softening on his promise to secure the border. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Trump appears to back off his demand for $5B for border wallDays of impasse over funding for a southern border wall appears to have ended with Trump signaling he's open to a deal
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This undated photo released by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office shows Charles Toney. An attorney for the 25-year old says hospital records prove he suffered a collapsed lung and fractured ribs, nose and finger during his arrest on an outstanding warrant on Dec. 3, 2018. But the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 that medical staff who checked Toney after his arrest found none of those injuries. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Prosecutor drops charges against handcuffed, beaten manA Tennessee prosecutor says authorities have dismissed charges against a black man who was filmed being struck by a white police officer while he was handcuffed earlier this month
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Ex-caretaker of bone-strewn cemetery appears in courtA former cemetery caretaker has appeared in court to face charges that she allegedly allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains
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Comment on Thai Miss Universe gown earns complaint to policeA Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family
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Finial swiped from conservatory dome returned, gift wrappedA golden ball swiped from the top of the conservatory at St. Paul's Como Park has been returned _ gift wrapped in a giant Christmas stocking
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AP investigation: Children fight on front lines of Yemen warAn AP investigation has found that thousands of children have been recruited by Yemen's Houthi rebels to fight in the country's civil war
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Greece: France wins new round on Russian cybercrime suspectGreece's supreme court has accepted a French extradition request for a Russian bitcoin fraud suspect, whom the same court has, confusingly, already agreed to extradite to the U.S. and Russia
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US, China face off again at World Trade OrganizationChina and the United States have traded barbs again at the World Trade Organization, with the U.S. ambassador accusing China of theft of technology and an envoy from Beijing retorting that the U.S. was "finger-pointing."
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017 file photo, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of sport, tourism and youth policies Vitaly Mutko attends a news conference after the Russia 2018 LOC Board meeting with FIFA participation in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, resigned Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, as president of the Russian Football Union. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
Mutko resigns as president of Russian soccer federationRussian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned from the Olympics for life because of the country's doping scandals, has resigned as president of the Russian Football Union
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Poland signs 20-year deal to buy natural gas from the USPoland has signed a long-term deal with a U.S. company for supplies of liquefied natural gas as part of an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian energy
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