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Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths

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As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016’s fallen icons with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display honoring the late singer David Bowie and late actor Gene Wilder, becoming the first major city to bid a bittersweet adieu to a turbulent year.…

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Vern Buchanan urges crackdown on money flow to terrorist groups

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Citing the recent wave of terrorist attacks across the globe and the pressing need to keep American families safe, Congressman Vern Buchanan is calling for passage of tough, new measures cracking down on money flowing to terrorist groups. Buchanan said Tuesday Congress should pass “The National Strategy for Combating Terrorist, Underground, and Other Illicit Financing Act,” which directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a comprehensive strategy to combat the financing of terrorism. “We need to cut out the…

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After blast in Turkey, Vern Buchanan again seeks ban on Syrian refugees

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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican from Sarasota, is joining the list of conservatives including GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in calling on the U.S. to block Syrian refugees from seeking asylum on American soil. He’s asking the Senate to pass the American SAFE (Security Against Foreign Enemies) Act that would bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. until there’s a more thorough vetting process in place. The bill has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but is stalled…

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