(Reuters) - Highlights for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday: AFGHANISTAN The United States drops a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in Afghanistan against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the Pentagon says. NORTH KOREA Trump says Pyongyang is a problem that "will be taken care of" amid speculation that North Korea is on the verge of a sixth nuclear test. Military force cannot resolve tension over North Korea, China warns, while an influential Chinese newspaper urges Pyongyang to halt its nuclear program in exchange for Beijing's protection. The Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, U.S. officials say. RUSSIA Trump says "things will work out fine" between the United States and Russia, a day after declaring U.S.-Russian relations may be at an all-time low. FEDERAL RESERVE Trump signals he could be moving closer to the mainstream on monetary policy, saying he has not ruled out reappointment of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair as he considers his choices for the U.S. central bank. [nL1N1HL14B] ABORTION Trump signs a resolution that will allow U.S. states to restrict how federal funds for contraception and reproductive health are spent, a move cheered by anti-abortion campaigners. DEUTSCHE BANK Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen presses Deutsche Bank to release information about issues including Trump's debt and any bank meetings with Trump administration officials, saying he has "great concern" about possible conflicts of interest. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK Trump's office says he plans to revive the hobbled Export-Import Bank of the United States, a victory for American manufacturers such as Boeing Co and General Electric Co that have overseas customers that use the agency's government-backed loans to purchase their products. FINANCIAL REGULATION Top Wall Street bankers say they are having positive discussions about financial regulation in Washington, and downplay the idea U.S. policymakers may force their institutions to split up. TRADE WITH JAPAN The United States is pushing for trade to be a key issue in top-level economic talks with Japan, a source says, an unwelcome development for Tokyo, which is seeking to fend off U.S. pressure to reduce the bilateral trade imbalance. IMMIGRATION Trump's administration has focused on one group of illegal immigrants more than others: women with children, according to eight Department of Homeland Security officials interviewed by Reuters about agency planning. (Compiled by Jonathan Oatis and Bill Trott; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and sandra Maler)
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Clarence Gilyard Jr., Known For His Roles In ‘Top Gun’ ‘Matlock,’ ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ And More, Dies At 66
Clarence Gilyard Jr., best known for his roles in Walker, Texas Ranger, Top Gun and Die Hard, has dies “Professor Gilyard was a beacon of light and strength for everyone around him,” UNLV film chair Heather Addison said in a statement. “Whenever we asked him how he was, he would cheerfully declare that he was… Continue reading Clarence Gilyard Jr., Known For His Roles In ‘Top Gun’ ‘Matlock,’ ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ And More, Dies At 66
Clarence Gilyard -- veteran actor, theater professor, and author -- has died from a prolonged illness, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced on Nov. 28. He was 66 years old. In recent years,...
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Clarence Gilyard Jr., the action star known for his turns in Die Hard, Top Gun, and Walker, Texas Ranger, has died at 66. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ College of Fine Arts shared the news of his passing. With a 30-year acting career under his belt, the late Gilyard taught at the university as a film and theater professor.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Cochise County supervisors are holding out on certifying voters' election results, which would help Democrats, and Katie Hobbs is fighting them.
- LA Times
As his father drove from California toward Nevada, repeating prayers while wearing a football helmet, a 12-year-old boy made an emergency call from the passenger seat, telling dispatchers he was concerned about his safety.
- The State
Clarrissa Winchester died Nov. 9 when she was seven months pregnant. The baby died as well.
A Biden administration official is on leave after they were charged with stealing a Vera Bradley suitcase worth over $2,000 from a Minnesota airport
Sam Brinton, who faces a felony charge, initially told cops they didn't take the bag, but later backtracked and said they "got nervous," police said.
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Idaho college murder victim Kaylee Goncalves' father sheds new light on what happened the morning when four students were slaughtered in their beds yards from campus.
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Pregnant woman walks out of Thanksgiving after mother-in-law throws out food: ‘Do not put up with that’
The mother-in-law denied it.
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After Tiger Woods addressed the media Tuesday before his Hero World Challenge, Phil Mickelson took to Twitter to respond to comments.
- Business Insider
A former Facebook exec says an employee at a 'large tech company' once complained to the CEO in an all-hands meeting about the quality of company toilet paper
David Marcus tweeted the anecdote on the same day that Twitter CEO Elon Musk told employees they'd be fired if they didn't work "extremely hardcore."
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Sky 5 captured a Boeing C-17 at Boston's Logan Airport on Tuesday. The large military transport aircraft was developed for the United States Air Force and is typically used to transport equipment ahead of a presidential or VIP visit.
The Utah senator responded to the former president's meeting with Kanye West and white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
Throughout the duration of his senate campaign, Herschel Walker has claimed that he has deep ties to the state he’s hoping to represent in Washington — Georgia.
- Women's Health
Grimes took to IG to post some belated Halloween costume shots, and she posed totally nude to show off her toned abs, legs, and butt. Grimes used to be vegan.
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Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
Rhodes numbered among five defendants in the monumental trial surrounding the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.
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After the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the Packers had one very specific Aaron Rodgers problem. As the 2022 season works its way toward a conclusion, the Packers have a different kind of Aaron Rodgers problem. Previously, the concern was that Rodgers would retire or try to force his way to a new team. Currently (or, [more]
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The players for both England and Wales took a knee before their final World Cup group game on Tuesday. The teams made the gesture as a sign of solidarity in the fight against discrimination. England and Wales were among seven European nations that had intended to have their captains wear “One Love” armbands in support of inclusivity at the tournament in Qatar.
It's time to audit those fantasy rosters. Jennifer Eakins suggests five players to drop to make room for your Week 13 pickups.