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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says businesses have been forced to hide in the "dark shadows" of the banking system for too long. "I think the feds would be foolish to go out and prosecute somebody like John Q. Johnson argues that the policy decision may turn out to hurt the politicians supporting it, given the growing support for legalization not just in OR, but across the country.
  • Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10000

    Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10000

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    The steep decline has also affected other major cryptocurrencies, including Litecoin , Ethereum , and Ripple . Countries considering a crackdown on cryptocurrencies include China , Japan and South Korea , whose finance minister Kim Dong-yeon confirmed that they were considering shutting down domestic exchanges.
  • Mother, daughter polio workers shot dead in Quetta

    Mother, daughter polio workers shot dead in Quetta

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    However, the attackers escaped from the spot after the attack. Polio teams have been the target of militants after the Taliban spread rumours that the vaccination drives were a front for espionage or a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims. In December past year, a polio case of a 16-months-old child surfaced in Gulistan tehsil of Qilla Abdullah district, mainly because parents of the child had refused the anti-polio vaccinations when provided.
  • Pakistani military says U.S. not contemplating unilateral…

    Pakistani military says U.S. not contemplating unilateral…

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    Bajwa assured Votel that Pakistan would continue to follow through with its counter-terrorism plans without U.S. financial support, according to AP. The US General acknowledged the recent actions taken by Pakistan for the hospitality of Afghan refugees and agreed that both countries stand to gain from cooperative engagement.
  • Haryana teen rape and murder: suspect class 12 boy found dead

    Haryana teen rape and murder: suspect class 12 boy found dead

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    The suspected accused was reportedly missing since January 9. They also burnt her clothes in a bid to destroy evidence, the SP said . The boy entered the girl's house and raped her and was violent with her. The police, however, is trying to verify his age, the report added. "The body had many injury marks, the private parts were mutilated and there were lots of internal injuries", said SK Dattarwal, a doctor at the Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Panel puts cold beer sales on ice

    Panel puts cold beer sales on ice

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    Another issue is whether to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell cold beer. "Speedway feels that allowing convenience stores to sell cold beer in the state of in should be voted on in by the full Senate", Carf said. An Indiana Senate committee has overwhelmingly voted down legislation that would have allowed grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations to sell cold beer.
  • 'We Still Respect You' -- US Embassy Tells South Africa

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    Mr Trump denied making the statements attributed to him, but did not get into specifics about what he did or did not say. Perdue described the reports that Trump used the word as a "gross misrepresentation". diplomats in South Africa and Ghana were hauled into government offices on Monday for formal protests against Mr. Trump's comments, after similar protests by several other African countries.
  • Winter Storm Inga Gets Started in Midwest

    Winter Storm Inga Gets Started in Midwest

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    Sleet and freezing rain are forecast for parts of the state. McDowell County Administration offices will open at noon. The cold front arrived in the city overnight morning bringing very strong winds near 25-30 mph throughout the overnight hours.
  • Democrats flip Wisconsin district that Trump won by 17 points

    Democrats flip Wisconsin district that Trump won by 17 points

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    Patty Schachtner picked up 55 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow. "Change it up. My message has always been be kind, be considerate and we need to help people when they're down". Harsdorf had held the seat since 2001 and resigned to become Walker's new agriculture secretary. Democrats still have a long way to go in Wisconsin.
  • Trump Vulgarity Debate Has Become a 'S-Show,' Senator Says

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    While some members of both parties may want to continue fighting, "that's not where a lot of the Democrats that I've been working with are, that's not where the Republicans that I've been working with are. "And then to be called into the President's office to explain it to him and find that we've been sandbagged", Durbin added. A sizeable crowd of expatriate Haitians, waving their country's flag, gathered near the foot of a bridge leading to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, ...
  • Baby found abandoned outside rushed to hospital

    Baby found abandoned outside rushed to hospital

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    Police at the scene where it was reported that an abandoned baby had been found at North Park Mall plaza, at 1339 Lawrence Ave. A photograph of an alleyway where police said a newborn baby was discovered in North York on January 16, 2018.
  • Rajon Rondo swats Celtics over Isaiah Thomas tribute video

    Rajon Rondo swats Celtics over Isaiah Thomas tribute video

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    Pierce said that Thomas had his chance for a tribute video when the Celtics and Cavaliers squared off on January 3. After Pierce's comments, Thomas tweeted out on Tuesday night that he wished for the Celtics to once again forego his tribute and instead honor Pierce for the entirety of the night.
  • Cape Town water ration to be slashed as drought bites

    Cape Town water ration to be slashed as drought bites

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    A typical shower uses 15 litres per minute while a standard toilet consumes 15 litres per flush, according to WaterWise, a South African water usage awareness campaign. The new daily collective consumption target is now 450 million litres per day. The City has also advanced its planning for Day Zero with approximately 200 sites having been assessed.
  • European Union finally realizing it's also to blame for Brexit

    European Union finally realizing it's also to blame for Brexit

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    And if they want to, they should be able to. LAST WEEK, THE vocal and prominent Brexiteer Nigel Farage suggested that Britain should hold a second referendum on European Union membership - to silence those who do not want to leave. "If tomorrow, or the day after, the United Kingdom chose to change its mind, it's clear that we would look at this with kindness", the adviser said.
  • Liverpool youngster Grujic given 'breakthrough moment' with Cardiff

    Liverpool youngster Grujic given 'breakthrough moment' with Cardiff

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    The Serbia worldwide joined the Reds in January 2016 for £5.1million from Red Star Belgrade - but he has found it tough to grab a regular place in Jurgen Klopp's starting line-up. "I'm looking forward to Saturday and the rest of the season". Thanks to Mr Klopp for all he has done for me. "I've seen the team play a couple of times so I know what to expect".
  • NY Gov. Cuomo unveils budget plan, calls for tax changes

    NY Gov. Cuomo unveils budget plan, calls for tax changes

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    The governor also is relying on some one-time revenues from bank settlements after the financial crisis to pay for improving the New York City subways, funding hospitals and other health care providers, and paying for some day-to-day state operating expenses.
  • Microsoft, Facebook Join Hands To Battle WannaCry Group

    Microsoft, Facebook Join Hands To Battle WannaCry Group

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    The White House has revealed that Microsoft and Facebook were responsible for disabling a number of North Korean cyber threats last week as the United States government publicly denounced Pyongyang for its role in last year's WannaCry ransomware attacks .
  • Trump, Pence attend Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for Bob Dole

    Trump, Pence attend Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for Bob Dole

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    Some of the award's 300 recipients include George Washington and Mother Teresa, according to the Congressional Research Service. After serving in the US Army during World War II, Dole served in the Kansas House of Representatives, then the US House of Representatives, before eventually getting elected as a US senator from Kansas.
  • Trump Clears The Air On What Types Of Immigrants He Wants

    Trump Clears The Air On What Types Of Immigrants He Wants

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    Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), offered conflicting accounts . Trump also said a federal government shutdown "could happen" by the end of the week, insisting that Democrats would be blamed if that happened. She also said, "I can't defend the indefensible". That was a direct shot at. "Time is running out", Trump told Reuters Wednesday, referring to reaching what the news outlet called a "deal on immigration " by March 5.
  • The UK now has a Minister for Loneliness

    The UK now has a Minister for Loneliness

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    Another study found the loneliness cost United Kingdom employers £2.5 billion a year in absenteeism, reduced productivity and staff turnover, while many have found that maintaining social connections in later life can add years to a person's lifespan .
  • Tillerson Signals Open-Ended US Military Presence In Syria

    Tillerson Signals Open-Ended US Military Presence In Syria

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    Backed by Russian Federation and Iran, Assad has reasserted control over much of Syria. A U.S. disengagement from Syria would provide Iran with an opportunity to reinforce its position in Syria, Tillerson said . "But it is necessary to proceed in these ways for the sake of our security and that of our allies", Tillerson said. The resolution, which was passed in 2015, calls for free and open elections in Syria, which Tillerson said would " result in the permanent departure of Assad and his ...
  • African Union, Others Respond To Alleged 'Shithole Countries' Comment

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    The African Union is demanding an apology from President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE after his vulgar remarks that the United States should not accept immigrants from "shithole" countries .
  • Army chief: In case they come, we will face them

    Army chief: In case they come, we will face them

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    The Army chief also spoke about nuclear weapons and deterrence. Rawat asserted that, "As long as the Pakistani establishment and Pakistani forward posts along the LoC continue to support terrorists in carrying out actions against our forward defence troops, who are constantly required to monitor the LoC, we will have to continue taking action against these people".
  • Republicans Quietly Warn Trump: Don't Fire Mueller

    Republicans Quietly Warn Trump: Don't Fire Mueller

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    Speaking from the Senate floor, Virginia Sen. In a poll by Democratic pollster Garin-Hart-Yang in August, 65 percent of Trump voters said Mueller's investigation should be allowed to finish . But the letter was dispatched amidst growing signs in Washington that there may be an attempt to remove Mueller and bring an end to the ongoing investigation.
  • Zimbabwe's 'coup' leader appointed new vice president

    Zimbabwe's 'coup' leader appointed new vice president

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    Chiwenga, who retired from the military just last week, taking the oath of office, promised to be "faithful" and to "obey, uphold and defend the constitution". Chiwenga vowed to "work as a team" and "deliver". It started on November 13, two days before the army was deployed onto the streets, when Chiwenga went on state television to make a rare statement on behalf of the country's military.
  • Trump threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians

    Trump threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians

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    He accused UNRWA's leaders of allowing "terror tunnels" to be dug under schools and teaching Palestinian children to deny the existence of the state of Israel. Millions of Palestinian refugees, 1948 survivors and their descendants, are scattered in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and across neighbouring Arab countries.
  • Misleading Trump Admin Report Links Immigration, Terrorism

    Misleading Trump Admin Report Links Immigration, Terrorism

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    The report further pointed out that USDOJ might determine that cases involving foreign nationals with a nexus to terrorism may not be suitable for criminal prosecution, so removal or deportation "may be the most effective way" to protect national security interests.
  • 4 expatriates abducted in Kaduna

    4 expatriates abducted in Kaduna

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    The two foreigners were traveling from Kafanchan to the capital, Abuja, when they were ambushed by gunmen, according to the Kaduna state police spokesman, Mukhtar Aliyu. "The safety and protection of USA citizens overseas are among our top priorities", a State Department statement said. The Abuja-Kaduna road has always been a haunt for kidnappers.
  • Loving Singer Files Sexual Assault Charges Against Lewandowski

    Loving Singer Files Sexual Assault Charges Against Lewandowski

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    According to Villa , a Trump superfan, she and Lewandowski were at a holiday party in late November at the Trump hotel in D.C. when she went over and asked for a photo with him. He then smacked her buttocks again, she said. "As it stands, I will be pressing charges". Ms Joy says she knew Mr Lewandowski (C) only "by reputation".
  • Cryptocurrencies Lose $200 Billion in Value

    Cryptocurrencies Lose $200 Billion in Value

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    As mentioned above, it's not just South Korea . Riot Blockchain , formerly a biotech company called Bioptix, shifted focus to become an investor in blockchain technology. In fact, while many bitcoin investors have seen their portfolios drop by nearly 50%, some are seeing it as a chance to purchase more at an incredibly discounted price.
  • DHS Secretary: Justice Department 'Reviewing' Possibility of Criminally Charging Sanctuary City Politicians

    DHS Secretary: Justice Department 'Reviewing' Possibility of Criminally Charging Sanctuary City Politicians

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    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee that her agency has asked the Justice Department to look into the possibility of pursuing criminal charges against the leaders of sanctuary cities. "If they're threatening to prosecute state and local officials, it raises a number of concerns, including if they end up going after state or local officials who have been outspoken in opposing the Trump administration's draconian and unlawful immigration ...
  • Commonwealth Games Headed To Birmingham, England

    Commonwealth Games Headed To Birmingham, England

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    The final, complete Birmingham 2022 bid documentation was submitted by Commonwealth Games England (CGE), the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on behalf of the UK Government, and Birmingham City Council, supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority.
  • UAE denies Qatari exiled Sheikh claim

    UAE denies Qatari exiled Sheikh claim

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    Abu Dhabi has denied that. The interception was described as "a flagrant and serious threat to the safety of civil aviation and a clear violation of worldwide laws and conventions" according to The UAE General Authority of Civil Aviation, GCAA .
  • Glenn Frey's Wife Sues Hospital, Doctor for Negligence

    Glenn Frey's Wife Sues Hospital, Doctor for Negligence

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    Frey had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 2000 with the various medications he was prescribed to control the disease leading to ulcerative colitis. There has been no public comment on the suit by Glenn Frey's widow, Mount Sinai Hospital or Dr. Steven Itzkowitz. Invision / APDon Henley and Glenn Frey of The EaglesThe Forum, Inglewood, Calif.
  • Arsène Wenger called referee Mike Dean a 'disgrace'

    Arsène Wenger called referee Mike Dean a 'disgrace'

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    Dean's resulting report on Wenger eventually led to the Gunners' boss being handed a 3-match touchline ban, showcasing the fact that Wenger had clearly allowed his emotions to get the better of him. Assistant officials Simon Long an, Ian Hussin and Christopher Kavanagh corroborated Dean's account of the sequence in their statements to the FA.
  • SBS News bulletins to be available via Amazon Alexa

    SBS News bulletins to be available via Amazon Alexa

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    The Echo has been available in the United States for years - well before Google entered the market - but this is the first time the gadget has been officially sold in Australia via Amazon's freshly-launched Aussie website . As you might expect, the shift is affecting older technologies and services. The signals from the individual microphones are used to suppress noise, reverberation, the music now playing and even competing speech to make sure Alexa clearly hears your request, even ...