Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Impeachment of president backed by most in poll

Brazil

Impeachment of president backed by most in poll

A new poll published Sunday suggested strong support for the impeachment of embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in a politically polarized country mired in an economic recession and a corruption inquiry that has ensnared much of the county's political brass. The poll by the respected Datafolha agency, published in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, said 68 percent of people surveyed want to see lawmakers vote to impeach Rousseff. That's up 8 percentage points since February, with the jump was highest among the rich, who supported Rousseff's impeachment by 74 percent. Just 10 percent rated Rousseff's governing good or excellent, with 69 percent calling it bad or terrible.

Russia

Plane's black boxes are badly damaged

Aviation experts on Sunday began examining the black boxes from the FlyDubai flight that crashed amid high winds at an airport in southern Russia, killing all 62 aboard. FlyDubai's Boeing 737-800 from Dubai nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball before dawn Saturday after trying to land for a second time in strong winds in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. FlyDubai confirmed all 62 people on the plane were killed. Most of the passengers were Russian. Several planes had trouble landing at the airport at the time of the crash. The Inter-State Aviation Committee said in a statement that the plane's data and voice recorders had been heavily damaged in the crash. But Sergei Zaiko, deputy chairman of the committee, was quoted by Russian news agencies late Sunday as saying that the quality of material on the data recorder was high.

Fresno, Calif.

At 96, Woman decides to adopt a daughter, 30

A 96-year-old California woman has adopted a daughter — a 30-year-old woman from Cambodia. Bernice Dyck, a mother of two sons, formally adopted Chendra Kaub Chumb as her daughter six months ago, the Fresno Bee reported. Dyck and her family knew the woman for years after helping her come to the United States from Cambodia after high school. Chumb's biological mother still lives in Cambodia, and Chumb visits her yearly. After Chumb got to the United States, she lived with Bernice Dyck and Dyck's late husband in Fresno. Chumb has since graduated from Fresno City College and Fresno Pacific University. She is pursuing a master's in marriage and family counseling. "The full life she helps me live, as my child, is the miracle," Dyck told the newspaper. Chumb said the adoption allowed her to experience true love. "My adopted mother, Bernice, wants the best for me," she said. "Her love and always being my mother means the world to me."

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Glen Rose, Texas: Officials say a Texas woman has been charged after her 2-year-old daughter suffered burns and witnesses said she told them she'd put the child in the oven.

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Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

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Festivus 2017: Send us your best grievances

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Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

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Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

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Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Florida home under curfew and GPS monitoring

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Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

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