• Republican Party playing dumb politics with Trump #FakeNewsAwards

    Republican Party playing dumb politics with Trump #FakeNewsAwards

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    The research foundation opposed the House CR, and instead urged Congress to bring a two-year renewal of $150 million for the program to the floor for a vote. They claim they don't want to shut down the government, so it seems to me it would be a rather attractive package. The House did its job, but the Senate has not.
  • Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

    Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

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    ACOSTA: The president asked Congress to come up with a solution for the DREAMers. The budget director appeared on three Sunday morning shows to offer the administration's view of the impact of the federal government shutdown and the status of negotiations to end it.
  • Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas seeks European Union recognition as row with United States persists

    Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas seeks European Union recognition as row with United States persists

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    King Abdullah II, a staunch USA ally, also said the decision by Washington to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "does not come as a result of a comprehensive settlement to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict". The brief exchange was part of an exceptionally warm welcome for Mr Pence in Israel, which has praised the Trump administration's decision last month to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet vote yes to end government shutdown

    Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet vote yes to end government shutdown

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    For immigration advocates, he's their best hope. Many Democrats are incensed about the deal Senate Democrats reached with Republicans on Monday, the third day of a shutdown, to reopen the government. "I'm leaving the Democratic Party today", Garcia tweeted . Democrats want Congress to address the issue of the Dreamers, more than 700,000 immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
  • US Actions in Syria either Deliberate Provocation or Lack of Understanding

    US Actions in Syria either Deliberate Provocation or Lack of Understanding

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    In obedience to that unwritten law, nobody else objected - including the United States , even though it had armed the Iraqi Kurds to fight ISIS. How significant is the risk that the U.S. Aware that his opposition to the US -backed Kurdish force pits him against his largest NATO ally, Erdogan told members of parliament from his Justice and Development Party, "Hey, NATO!" He then spoke with generals at the Turkish General Staff and Turkish Land Forces' operating bases.
  • Oklahoma Gas Well Explosion Has Left Five People Missing

    Oklahoma Gas Well Explosion Has Left Five People Missing

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    Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. said in a statement Monday that the cause of the fire remains unknown but that some of their employees "are unaccounted for at this time". It is unclear if crews were drilling for oil or natural gas. The company confirms this was a drilling rig, however, they are not sure what they were drilling for.
  • Only one in four people trust social media, says survey

    Only one in four people trust social media, says survey

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    Almost seven in 10 respondents said they anxious about fake news or false information being used as a weapon - with almost 60 percent saying it was getting harder to tell whether news was produced by a respected news organisation. Social media is trusted by less than a quarter of the United Kingdom population (24 per cent) with a majority of the public also backing tougher regulation for social networks, a new study has found.
  • Don't be fooled by Trump admin's national park shutdown ploy

    Don't be fooled by Trump admin's national park shutdown ploy

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    The Smithsonian, using the prior year's funds, kept its museums on the mall open through Monday as well. Weaver, from Bozeman, Montana, anxious about what would happen if the impasse is lengthy. "And we're preparing for that 50-50 chance or whatever it is of a full shutdown ". In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall - where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed - were closed.In Boston, the USS Constitution, the 220-year-old warship anchored at ...
  • United States imposes mandatory air cargo screening

    United States imposes mandatory air cargo screening

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    The new regulations affect six airlines including EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Qatar, Saudi, Emirates and Etihad. This order also gives the TSA and Customs authorization to mandate multiple full inspections of cargo coming into the U.S., which means that the airlines have some powerful incentives to make sure they get it right the first time.
  • GOP senator denies Trump made 'shithole' comment

    GOP senator denies Trump made 'shithole' comment

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    Nielsen was grilled by Sens. The Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House and they have created all of the problems that they are not solving. The president was widely reported to have used a disparaging word to describe African nations and wondered aloud why people from countries like Haiti were allowed to come to the United States.
  • Vermont Governor Signs Recreational Marijuana Law

    Vermont Governor Signs Recreational Marijuana Law

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    Eight other states legalized marijuana through public referendums. Legislators in Vermont spent much of previous year hammering out compromises on a legalization package, only to have Scott veto the bill in May. Lawmakers revised the proposal to do more to protect children and enhance highway safety. Rhode Island's legislature is likely to take up a bill later this year, though whether it has sufficient support to pass is unclear.
  • Latest US airstrike kills 4 Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

    Latest US airstrike kills 4 Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

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    It was also reported that a pro-al-Shabab website said Somali and American troops "massacred" schoolchildren and their teacher. He said most of the children rescued are those who the militants abducted from nearby villages. Al-Shabab, which is seeking to establish an Islamist state in Somalia and is affiliated with the global al-Qaida terrorist network, had not commented on the incident.
  • Monday forecast: rain likely for afternoon, high 64

    Monday forecast: rain likely for afternoon, high 64

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    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m., then a slight chance of showers between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Throw into the mix blustery winds of 10 to 17 miles per hour Sunday , with gusts as high as 26 miles per hour, and conditions on the roads could get treacherous, the weather service says.
  • Celebrity Big Brother bosses deny reality show has been axed

    Celebrity Big Brother bosses deny reality show has been axed

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    The Daily Star reported this weekend that the long-running reality show would be "killed off after 18 years" due to low ratings; however, sources at Endemol, who produce the show, told Deadline that there is no truth to the reports. Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast. Speaking to the paper, a Big Brother insider said: "There have been conversations between the execs about not renewing the contract for both Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother ".
  • ICE agents arrest doctor in Kalamazoo

    ICE agents arrest doctor in Kalamazoo

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    A quarter of a century ago, 17-year-old Lukasz Niec took a plea deal on two misdemeanors-a move that might send the now-43-year-old MI doctor back to his native Poland, despite the fact that he's lived in the United States since he was a young child, speaks no Polish, and knows no one there.
  • Bipartisan Senate group scrambles to end shutdown

    Bipartisan Senate group scrambles to end shutdown

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    Schumer , who had led the Friday filibuster that created the shutdown , but said Monday he was flipping his vote and would now support reopening the government. Doug Jones, Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin voted with Republicans on the spending bill. As White House aides monitor developments on Capitol Hill, they are also assessing Trump's schedule in light of the shutdown - including whether the president will attend a global economic summit in Davos, ...
  • Frozen 'human waste' falls from the sky on India village

    Frozen 'human waste' falls from the sky on India village

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    When the villagers in Fazilpur Badli , India saw the object fall from the sky they initially thought it was "extra-terrestrial". While airplanes are created to keep this mix contained and separate from other parts of the aircraft, leaks do occur.
  • Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

    Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

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    Democrats are rejecting a funding bill until Republicans agree to protect 700,000 immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. The Senate scheduled a vote Monday to advance a bill that would extend government funding through February 8.
  • The North Korean girl band performing at the Winter Olympics

    The North Korean girl band performing at the Winter Olympics

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    The North did not give a reason for the cancellation, according to the Unification Ministry. It was unclear whether the cancellation cast any doubt over the preparations for the North's participation in next months Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang, an apparent diplomatic breakthrough after months of high tension over the North's nuclear and missile program.
  • Tillerson To Make European Tour With Iran High On Agenda

    Tillerson To Make European Tour With Iran High On Agenda

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    America's top diplomat then met some of the marines who are stationed at the embassy. "On January 21, he will arrive in London, where he will meet with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill to discuss our cooperation on issues of mutual concern around the world, including Iran, Syria, Libya, the DPRK and Ukraine", Nauert said at a briefing in Washington, D.C., on January 18, 2018.
  • Pa. Supreme Court strikes down state's Congressional district map

    Pa. Supreme Court strikes down state's Congressional district map

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    But the state's Republican-dominated legislature, which approved the current district map in 2011, has already said it would seek to overturn such a decision in federal court. Supreme Court, which is now considering two cases dealing with partisan gerrymandering. If the General Assembly does not draw new boundaries by the deadline, the court will adopt its own plan to make sure the primary election takes place as scheduled.
  • Pence Vows US Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open In 2019

    Pence Vows US Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open In 2019

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    Levin welcomed Pence in remarks at Ben Gurion airport, saying that Israel "appreciates and thanks you for the important role you played" in the Trump declaration on Yerushalayim . Trump and Pence both said that the United States would not make any decisions on the borders of an East and West Jerusalem , or a final status agreement of the city, which has always been considered to be determined by negotiations.
  • French foreign minister 'absolutely wrong': Iran

    French foreign minister 'absolutely wrong': Iran

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    Iran was on the agenda at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels yesterday, after Trump set a 120-day deadline for USA lawmakers and European allies to fix "disastrous flaws" in the deal or face a United States exit. The E3 are Britain, France and Germany, which are all parties to the deal. Iran already rejected a call in November by French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on its missiles, saying they were exclusively defensive in nature.
  • PM accepts invitation to attend forthcoming ASEAN-India Summit

    PM accepts invitation to attend forthcoming ASEAN-India Summit

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    The president of our country will address the country on January 25. The Asean leaders will be welcomed by India's President Ram Nath Kovind during a luncheon. Last year, ASEAN invested 70 billion United States dollars in India, and received 40 billion USD worth of investment from the country. The worth of the ASEAN world leaders witnessing the event is that ASEAN completes 50 years of development and that India completes 25 years of its affiliation with the alliance.
  • Turkish ground forces move into Syria's Afrin province

    Turkish ground forces move into Syria's Afrin province

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    Her comments came as Turkish ground troops entered northern Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units ( YPG ), which Ankara considers a terror group. It is worthy of note that Turkish President Recep Erdogan did not ask permission for the operation either from Moscow or Washington. In response, Turkey warned that its relations with the U.S.
  • Suspect in custody after Texas school shooting

    Suspect in custody after Texas school shooting

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    Students have been moved, under guard, into the school's domed stadium. Italy TX school shooting. Her condition is unknown. A message left with the school district was not immediately returned. He said he could not share the shooting suspect's disciplinary history at the school. Italy, which calls itself " The Biggest Little Town in Texas ", is located off Interstate 35E, near U.S.
  • 3 dead, 18 injured in roadside market blast in Thailand

    3 dead, 18 injured in roadside market blast in Thailand

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    The death toll in 2017 from the insurgency was the lowest in 13 years of conflict as peace talks edged forwards and the Thai junta boosted its security lockdown on the region. Police said the attackers parked the motorcycle near a food stall and when the owner asked to remove it, the attackers ran away. The bomb blew off chunks of the market's corrugated tin roof and wrecked nearby stalls.
  • Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks will reportedly be next Cardinals head coach

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    The Panthers recently extended Rivera through the 2020 season. Wilks was the head coach at Savannah State back in 1999. Wilks took on the same role with the Chargers and eventually the Panthers, where he has coached since 2012. While some jobs are officially still open, reports have said teams have settled on their coaches and had to wait for the playoffs to end to make it official: Josh McDaniels to the Colts, Matt Patricia to the Lions and Pat Shurmur to the Giants.
  • South Africa's ANC mentioned Zuma's exit this week -…

    South Africa's ANC mentioned Zuma's exit this week -…

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    He denied local media reports that Mr Zuma's departure was imminent. Ramaphosa's change of tactic was prompted by Zuma's decision to appeal a high court judgment that Ramaphosa, and not Zuma, should appoint the next National Prosecuting Authority head.
  • George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

    George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

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    After Sirleaf took office in January 2006 as Liberia's first elected female President, she oversaw years of peace and stability despite festering problems and challenges. "I have spent my life in stadiums but I've never felt like this", Weah said in his inaugural address, AFP reported. Rest assured I will not let you down.
  • Woman dead after falling several decks from balcony on Carnival Cruise

    Woman dead after falling several decks from balcony on Carnival Cruise

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    Tampa resident Maureen La Bryer, whose daughter and son-in-law Megan and Matthew Burdewick are on the same ship, said they texted her about the incident. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and her family". She fell to the third story and died. His wife reported the 24-year-old missing the morning after his fall, and a 1,300-square-mile Coast Guard search for his body proved futile.
  • Turkey again warns to start operations in Syria's Afrin

    Turkey again warns to start operations in Syria's Afrin

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    Turkish officials said the troops entered the enclave of Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish jets and Turkish artillery units at the border pounded Syrian Kurdish targets as part of an offensive, codenamed Olive Branch, that came on the heels of sharp threats from Turkey's leaders.
  • Time to focus on school choice in Fairfax County

    Time to focus on school choice in Fairfax County

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    The city of Little Compton has issued a proclamation recognizing School Choice Week in their community. National School Choice Week has been celebrated every year since 2011. If parents are interested in switching their child to a different school or considering homeschooling, it helps to start looking into these options in the winter.
  • Paul Bettany Eyed as the New Prince Philip in 'The Crown'

    Paul Bettany Eyed as the New Prince Philip in 'The Crown'

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    There's no premiere date yet for " The Crown " Season 3, and it's likely Netflix will release all of the confirmed new castings in one fell swoop once a new season announcement is made. In recent years, Bettany has voiced J.A.R.V.I.S.in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and starred in Manhunt: Unabomber as Ted Kaczynski. He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), ...
  • Sensex, Nifty Hit Record Highs For Fourth Day

    Sensex, Nifty Hit Record Highs For Fourth Day

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    Index heavyweights like Tata Consultancy Services, Reliance Industries , Axis Bank and ONGC among others added to the upward trajectory of the benchmark indices. It bettered its previous closing high of 10,894.70 reached in Fridays trade. In Thursday's morning trade, were outperforming with the Nifty Bak sub-index gaining nearly 2 per cent.
  • Trump declares 'I'm not a racist'

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    Mr Trump has been accused of using the word "shithole" to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting last week with a bipartisan group of six senators. Sen. Graham shared a statement on Friday which said: "Following comments by the President, I said my piece to him directly yesterday". "I was in a meeting directly afterwards where those who were present spoke about the meeting".
  • New CEC favours linking of voter ID with Aadhaar

    New CEC favours linking of voter ID with Aadhaar

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    A retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1975 batch, Jyoti has also served as Kandla Port Trust chairman. Om Prakash Rawat takes over as the Chief Election Commissioner in place of Achal Kumar Joti , who retired on Friday.
  • 2 bombs found from Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre

    2 bombs found from Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre

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    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is camping in Bodh Gaya district prompting authorities to heighten security. NIA officials believe the low-intensity explosion must have taken place near a generator outside Kalchakra ground from where a burst thermos flask was found on Friday evening.
  • Eight-year-old stabbing victim named by police

    Eight-year-old stabbing victim named by police

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    A 54-year-old man found with stab injuries at the bungalow in Valley View has been arrested and is fighting for his life in hospital. He is in a stable condition and will be questioned "in due course" over the incident in Valley View, a residential street on the edge of the town.