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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

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The unassuming hero of Jonas Karlsson's clever, Kafkaesque parable is the opposite of a malcontent. Despite scant education, a limited social life, and no prospects for success as it is usually defined, he's that rarity, a most happy fella with an amazing ability to content himself with very little. But one day, returning to his barebones flat from his dead-end, part-time job at a video store, he finds an astronomical bill from an entity called W.R.D. He assumes it's a scam. Actually, it is more sinister-- and it forces him to take a good hard look at his life and values.

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Donald Trump picked a military town, Virginia Beach, Va., to give a speech Tuesday on how he would go about reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs if elected.

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The season for blueberries used to be short. You'd find fresh berries in the store just during a couple of months in the middle of summer.

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Report: Cain To Endorse Gingrich

Dec 5, 2011

Update at 12:35 p.m. ET. Not Today:

Newt Gingrich's campaign just told Reuters that there are no plans for former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain to endorse his fellow Georgian's quest for the Republican nomination today — which, of course, does not rule out it happening at another time.

Our original post and an earlier update:

His own campaign now scrubbed because of the toll from allegations about sexual harassment and an affair, businessman Herman Cain will today endorse former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, sources tell Fox 5 News in Atlanta.

That's the same news outlet that last week broke the story that brought the Cain train to a halt — an Atlanta woman's claim that she had a 13-year-long affair with the one-time CEO of Godfather's Pizza. Cain has said he knows the woman, Ginger White, and helped her financially. But he says they did not have an affair. He has also said allegations from at least two women about alleged sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Association are also untrue.

Cain announced on Saturday that he was suspending his campaign — effectively ending his run. He cited the strain that the stories about his personal life were having on his family and the campaign's ability to raise money.

The Hill says that Gingrich would not comment Sunday evening when asked about the Fox 5 Atlanta report.

The Washington Post's Election 2012 blog reports that:

"A Gingrich aide refused to comment. A Cain aide described Gingrich and Cain as 'good friends,' dating back to Gingrich's days as speaker of the House and Cain's time at the helm of the National Restaurant Association. The aide said an 'endorsement announcement is coming soon.' but also declined to say who Cain ... might back."

Gingrich has risen to the top of several recent polls about the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

It's All Politics follows the 2012 presidential news here.

Update at 12:15 p.m. ET. Nothing Today?

Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon tells Fox News that, "we'll keep you posted. Nothing to announce at this point."

Update at 10:10 a.m. ET: C-SPAN3 says it will broadcast and webcast a scheduled Gingrich news conference in New York City, starting at 1:45 p.m. ET.

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