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World leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Canada's Justin Trudeau and Brazilian President Michel Temer, raised concerns this week at the gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos about growing protectionism, in remarks that delegates said seemed aimed at Trump's policies.
  • Valley school leaders discuss importance of school choice

    Valley school leaders discuss importance of school choice

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    Prior to that, particularly in rural areas, homeschooling or private schools were often the only choices for educating children, with parents making the educational choices for their children. There is a growing hysteria among opponents of school choice, with wild assertions that public education is somehow under assault. We know school choice matters.
  • Republicans Overwhelmingly Support Israel While Democrats' Sympathies Split with Palestinians

    Republicans Overwhelmingly Support Israel While Democrats' Sympathies Split with Palestinians

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    In November, a Democratic Jewish organization, named the Jewish Democratic Council of America, launched with a mission to reengage Democrats on the politics of Israel and to reclaim a supportive narrative. When asked about the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, 46% of Americans say they sympathize more with the Israelis, 16% say they sympathize more with the Palestinians and about four-in-ten (38%) either volunteer that their sympathies are with both (5%), neither (14%) or that they ...
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    Toys "R" Us planning to close over 180 stores in US

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    Two Toys R Us stores in Alabama are set to close: The store in Tuscaloosa, located at 2600 McFarland Blvd.; and in Birmingham, located at 335 Summit Blvd. With the announced closures, Toys R Us still has namesake locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Fayetteville. Besides the Babies R Us in Madison, the Toys R Us store in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield also will close.
  • Cecile Richards reportedly plans to step down as Planned Parenthood president

    Cecile Richards reportedly plans to step down as Planned Parenthood president

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    Former Planned Parenthood manager Ramona Trevino described the organization as "demonic", and told The Daily Caller News Foundation that it grooms young girls as future abortion patients and promotes a promiscuous lifestyle. Richards is the face of not only Planned Parenthood as a health and abortion rights group but also the leader of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its political branch, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
  • Boy killed in clashes between protesters,security forces in JK

    Boy killed in clashes between protesters,security forces in JK

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    DGP SP Vaid confirmed two militants were killed in Shopian operation. A police official said 44RR, Shopian Police and CRPF 14 bn personnel laid a cordon in Chaigund area of Shopian district in the afternoon after receiving inputs about presence of some militants there.
  • Here's how much it will cost to go to the Super Bowl

    Here's how much it will cost to go to the Super Bowl

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    I know that's cliché, but it's true. We're talking about dudes like Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Mark Rypien, Jeff Hostetler and Jim McMahon - all could wear a championship ring to the grocery store if they so chose. "Regardless of what happened I was going to have a team to root for in the Super Bowl ". "You can't group all Eagles fans into that group", Thielen said.
  • Schools deploy counselors in wake of shooting

    Schools deploy counselors in wake of shooting

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    With 11 shootings so far this year, U.S. schools once again find themselves vulnerable to spasms of gun violence that authorities seem powerless to prevent. Sanders. 18 others were injured. "This is a tremendous tragedy and speaks to the heartbreak present in our communities", he said. The scene after a fatal shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky ., on January 23, 2018.
  • Kiwi tumbles as tepid inflation dashes chance of rate hike

    Kiwi tumbles as tepid inflation dashes chance of rate hike

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    In the year to December 2017, rental prices increased 2.3 percent across New Zealand, led by a 3.6 percent increase in Wellington. "This reinforces that the RBNZ will remain on the sidelines for some time yet", said Jane Turner, senior economist at ASB Bank.
  • Pope Francis Compares Fake News to Snake in Garden of Eden

    Pope Francis Compares Fake News to Snake in Garden of Eden

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    The message is part of the Pope's World Communications Day where he says journalism that seeks truth is the best way to overcome this fake news phenomenon. "People who lie to themselves and listen to their own lie come to such a pass that they can not distinguish the truth within them, or around them", he said.
  • Merkel tells Davos that isolation is not the answer

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    Just 34pc of UK-based bosses now feel very confident that their company will grow in the next year, much lower than the average global figure of 42pc. delegation to Davos this year is testament to the scale of Trump's work over the past year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (center) arrives for a press briefing on day two of the World Economic Forum ( WEF ) in Davos, Switzerland , on January 24, 2018.
  • Turkey: 8 hurt in rocket attack from Syria on mosque

    Turkey: 8 hurt in rocket attack from Syria on mosque

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    The rocket attack came after Turkey launched an operation in Syria's Afrin against the PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorist groups on Saturday. Trump cautioned Erdogan against taking any actions that could risk a potential clash between Turkish and American forces, according to the White House.
  • 11 people injured as gunmen attack aid agency in Jalalabad

    11 people injured as gunmen attack aid agency in Jalalabad

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    Heavily armed men then rushed inside firing indiscriminately. In eastern Ghazni province, meanwhile, four Afghan police were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents, officials said. The organization said in a Twitter statement that it was temporarily suspending all projects. Save the Children, which says it reaches nearly 1.4 million children in Afghanistan, said it had suspended its operations temporarily and closed its offices in Afghanistan.
  • Trump to meet with CEOs in Davos forum

    Trump to meet with CEOs in Davos forum

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    The Israeli prime minister also met on Wednesday with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who hosted the Israeli prime minister at the end of 2016 to celebrate the close ties between the Jewish and Muslim states, which also share a booming arms trade.
  • The 'Field of Dreams' diamond in Iowa damaged by a vandal

    The 'Field of Dreams' diamond in Iowa damaged by a vandal

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    The Field of Dreams Movie Site shared photos of the damage on their Facebook page. Steffen said he won't be able to determine how much damage the site suffered until sometime in the spring, when he starts to fill up the sprinkler system with water that was drained in the colder winter months.
  • Swamy rejects CPM's idea of impeaching CJI

    Swamy rejects CPM's idea of impeaching CJI

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    Party managers said there has been some coordination among a section of the opposition about bringing an impeachment motion against the CJI with Congress viewing seriously the issues raised by four senior-most judges of the apex court with regard to the manner in which cases were being allocated in the SC.
  • Led coalition claims up to 150 IS militants killed in airstrikes

    Led coalition claims up to 150 IS militants killed in airstrikes

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    The strike comes as the US -led coalition, along with a separate offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian government, is coming close to completely retaking all the territory seized by ISIS during Syria's ongoing civil war. USA troops have served as advisers on the ground with Iraqi government forces and with Kurdish and Arab groups in Syria. Turkey says the militia is an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been fighting for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for ...
  • O'Neill extends Republic deal

    O'Neill extends Republic deal

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    O'Neill is understood to have rejected the opportunity to take over at Stoke City before the Potters appointed Paul Lambert to replace Mark Hughes . Speaking to the media last week, John Delaney confirmed that O'Neill reflected on his position after the 5-1 playoff defeat to Denmark, in spite of his having reached a verbal agreement with the FAI on a new contract ahead of the final two World Cup qualifiers in October.
  • What happened during the 2018 government shutdown

    What happened during the 2018 government shutdown

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) - There are, as you may have heard, three entities involved in turning a bill into a law: The House, the Senate and the White House. Schumer spoke about 12 hours after President Donald Trump put the onus on him. Trump spent the weekend stewing at the White House when he had planned to be among friends and family at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida for his anniversary bash.
  • Mother accused of murdering her two children five years apart faces court

    Mother accused of murdering her two children five years apart faces court

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    It is understood that these incidences happened between 2012 and a year ago. The Maudsland woman was arrested at a house in Coorparoo early on Wednesday morning. But police will allege the mother-of-three attempted to claim a A$125,000 Sunsuper superannuation death benefit policy payout between January and August previous year, directly linked to one of her children's deaths.
  • PM Modi Meets Indian CEOs With 'Together We Can' Message

    PM Modi Meets Indian CEOs With 'Together We Can' Message

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    The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicked off Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland , with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly railing against anti-globalization and urging a halt to isolationist trends. " Terrorism is even more awful when we do an artificial difference between good and bad terrorism". He added that the theme of this year's WEF is "Creating a Shared Future in a Shared World", which means "creating shared future in a fractured world".
  • UKIP Warrington believes leader Henry Bolton's position 'has become untenable'

    UKIP Warrington believes leader Henry Bolton's position 'has become untenable'

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    His reputation has been hit hard by his relationship with the 25-year-old model Jo Marney, who was roundly criticised for her racist tweets about Meghan Markle , prince Harry's fiancee. Writing for the Telegraph on Wednesday, he said: " I believe that, despite the distractions of the past few weeks, I am the person best placed to take the party forward, and to lead the party into a series of enormously important events over the next year ".
  • First US senator to give birth in office

    First US senator to give birth in office

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    Just over six months pregnant now, Duckworth says she "feels great" - but the senator has had a long road to motherhood. Duckworth is expected to deliver in April, just a few weeks after her 50th birthday, bringing a little sibling to her daughter Abigail.
  • Caught on video! Bus full of kids slides backwards down icy hill

    Caught on video! Bus full of kids slides backwards down icy hill

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    Friend said the bus had middle and high school students on board. A woman in a nearby window was recording when a full-sized school bus in Sutton slid backward on a narrow icy street. Main roads had been treated, but side roads - such as the one where the crash occurred - had not yet been reached by highway officials when the school bus careered into the vehicle.
  • Protestors against 'Padmaavat' release set motorcycles on fire in Ahmedabad

    Protestors against 'Padmaavat' release set motorcycles on fire in Ahmedabad

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    Initially the film was named Padmavati . It says the movie is not a portrayal of history. Police have doubled down on security around cinemas across India ahead of the film's release Thursday, rounding up Hindu hardliners. The CBFC suggested the makers of the film to change the title to " Padmaavat ". "The protesters didn't care", a teacher was quoted as saying by NDTV .
  • U.S. to impose tariffs on Samsung, LG washing machines

    U.S. to impose tariffs on Samsung, LG washing machines

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    The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of South Korea said here it will present a demand before the World Trade Organization against the United States for imposing high tariffs on South Korean manufacturers of washing machines and solar panels.
  • Burma prepares camps but no sign of Rohingya refugees returning from Bangladesh

    Burma prepares camps but no sign of Rohingya refugees returning from Bangladesh

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    Since August previous year around 655,000 Muslim Rohingya have escaped over the border into Bangladesh in the wake of a military-led campaign in Rakhine state that the United Nations says amounted to "ethnic cleansing". The plan has sparked fears in refugee camps in Bangladesh that people may be forced to return despite a lack of guarantees around their security. The two countries have agreed to a two-year repatriation process that was set to begin yesterday.
  • Who will the be the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback in 2018?

    Who will the be the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback in 2018?

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    The two-year recovery timetable may foreshadow how the Vikings felt about where Bridgewater was at physically when they chose to deactivate him for their two playoff games against the Saints and Eagles and make Sam Bradford the No. Keenum had never started more than nine games in his previous four seasons and his success, and likability, made for a great story. Instead, the Vikings may be inclined to go back to Bradford in 2018.
  • Will Sir Elton John keep his promise to resort?

    Will Sir Elton John keep his promise to resort?

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    In elegant couture and seated at a massive piano and in front of a live theater audience in NY and singing " I'm Still Standing ", John said to "announcement host" Anderson Cooper , "I'm not going to tour anymore". "But we had children, and that changed our lives", he continued. Before launching the final tour, Sir Elton's show in Las Vegas, The Million Dollar Piano, will wrap up in May after a six-year run.
  • Taliban say they met with Pakistani officials

    Taliban say they met with Pakistani officials

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    Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry, said Tuesday that security forces also defused a vehicle full of explosives near the hotel after the siege ended. Some local reports have said 40 people had been killed. As pressure on the battlefield has increased, officials have warned that the danger of attacks on high-profile targets in Kabul and other cities would increase.
  • Huge leak reveals list of phones sporting Snapdragon 845 in 2018

    Huge leak reveals list of phones sporting Snapdragon 845 in 2018

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    In addition, the device will be priced at 1,000 Yuan and we can't help going ballistic over this one. The Xiaomi Mi 7 will almost certainly ship with Qualcomm's latest flagship, the Snapdragon 845 , while it will pack in 6GB of RAM. Bloomberg reported that the Chinese tech manufacturer has said to have chosen four international banks, namely, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse Group AG, and Deutsche Bank AG, to lead a floatation this year.
  • Kunduli gang rape victim ends life, Union Tribal Minister demands CBI probe

    Kunduli gang rape victim ends life, Union Tribal Minister demands CBI probe

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    The Dalit girl had alleged that she was gang-raped by four security personnel at nearby Sorispadar forest close to Kunduli when she was returning home from a market near the village. Bhubaneswar: In a sensational turn of events in the alleged Kunduli gang-rape case, the victim, a 14-year old Dalit girl, hanged herself with a scarf when no one was at her home in Musaguda village of Koraput district Monday.
  • Bank of America eliminating free checking accounts for customers with low balances

    Bank of America eliminating free checking accounts for customers with low balances

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    This month, the banking giant switched e-banking customers into accounts that require a $12 monthly fee unless they have a direct monthly deposit of $250 or more or maintain a minimum daily balance of at least $1,500. It did charge an $8.95 monthly fee if customers used those options. News of the bank's decision did not go down well with some customers. But those who already had the account were allowed to keep it.
  • Ethics Investigation Opened into Meehan Over Sexual Harassment Claims

    Ethics Investigation Opened into Meehan Over Sexual Harassment Claims

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    Meehan denies the allegations, but Speaker Paul Ryan removed him from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday and directed him to repay whatever taxpayer funds were used in the settlement. Meehan signaled his own romantic desires to the woman", the Times reported. "She's right now reviewing what legal actions and remedies are available to her".
  • Korea Removed from EU Blacklist of Tax Havens

    Korea Removed from EU Blacklist of Tax Havens

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    At the time the list was unveiled in December, some critics argued that it was incomplete, as it left out a number of jurisdictions seen to be tax evasion facilitators, including Luxembourg and Malta. On 23 January 2018, the Council agreed that a delisting was justified in the light of an expert assessment of the commitments made by these jurisdictions to address deficiencies identified by the EU.
  • US Defense Secretary Mattis Meets Indonesian Defense Minister Ryacudu

    US Defense Secretary Mattis Meets Indonesian Defense Minister Ryacudu

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    Human-rights advocates have said Indonesia allowed alleged abusers to return to duty, including Lt. Gen. Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, a former member of Kopassus who served as deputy defense minister for four years and left his post in 2010. But Indonesia also buys arms from US rivals, including Russian Federation. Indonesia has beefed up security around its Natuna Islands archipelago, located at the south end of the South China Sea, and renamed those waters the North Natuna Sea , provoking ...
  • ROK Olympic delegation visits N. Korea

    ROK Olympic delegation visits N. Korea

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    The agreement was reached following meetings last month in the Panmunjon. If you're a fan of the winter sports then this is a pretty decent way to follow along with the games so check it out as a free download in Google Play now. Seoul's presidential Blue House rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month's Winter Games had been hijacked by North Korea, saying the event will help defuse tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.
  • Oklahoma unemployment rate improves

    Oklahoma unemployment rate improves

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    Among adjoining OH counties, the county's jobless rate was higher than Stark (5 percent) but lower than Mahoning (5.9 percent), Carroll (5.7 percent) and Jefferson (6.6 percent). The latest Labor Department report reveals that employers added more jobs in 10 states and cut them in 3 in December. California's unemployment rate fell last month, but it edged up slightly in the Mother Lode.