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The federal government shut down last Friday, halting all but the most essential operations. "As you can imagine, with that many senators in a room, they all want to talk at once. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia all had voted in favor of keeping the government open last Friday.
  • San Francisco's Black interim mayor, London Breed, is ousted

    San Francisco's Black interim mayor, London Breed, is ousted

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    Tee city's charter mandated that Breed take the city's top spot because she was the next in the line of succession as president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. "What are you going to do to solve the homeless crisis?" "Send a message to the world and to the national administration that we here in San Francisco will not allow racism and sexism to rear its ugly head, that although African-Americans make up less than 13 percent of the city population, although the school system is ...
  • Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum

    Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum

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    Gary Cohn, the head of Trump's National Economic Council, put it this way: "America first is not America alone". "The discussions between the richest one percent of the world and a man who fuels an aggressive atmosphere towards women and minorities has no place in Switzerland", said Tamara Funiciello, president of Young Socialists of Switzerland.
  • Plan to reopen government passes key US Senate vote

    Plan to reopen government passes key US Senate vote

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    But the chances of any bipartisan immigration bill originating in the Senate getting consideration in the House is unlikely. In a second tweet , he said, " Democrats have shut down our government in the interests of their far left base".
  • Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

    Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

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    That's what we were confronted with in 1960. Meanwhile, Republican leaders found themselves growing mute or amnesiac amid the blowback from Trump's reportedly racist statements. "I've condemned many different groups", he said during a press conference. "I think that there are people that are looking for an apology. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch".
  • Nuke the filibuster to end the Schumer shutdown?

    Nuke the filibuster to end the Schumer shutdown?

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    If it's approved, the House will have to vote on the proposal. Numerous shutdown's full effects were less visible during the weekend, when much of the federal workforce would typically be off anyway. "If everyone's popularity took a hit, it would probably hurt Democrats more than Republicans". But Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer pinned the blame directly on the President, implying that he was falling well short of his "Art of the Deal" reputation and was being led astray by hardline ...
  • Day After Gurgaon Bus Horror, Many Schools Near Delhi Shut Today

    Day After Gurgaon Bus Horror, Many Schools Near Delhi Shut Today

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    The mob didn't spare a school bus with children on board in Gurugram on Wednesday. According to eyewitnesses, pieces of broken glass fell on the head of some children, injuring them. "But if someone wishes to screen the film, we will provide the security". The apex court had earlier set aside the notification passed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat to ban the release of the flick.
  • USA warns against 'illusion of success' over N. Korea

    USA warns against 'illusion of success' over N. Korea

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    Beyond that, Kim will also seek to impress upon the US and others in the region that it does indeed have the capability to strike in such a manner and inflict losses on the United States without a moment's notice, reports the Atlantic . "We are equally at the same time assuring that if we conclude that is not possible that we present the President with a range of options that can achieve what is his stated intention", Pompeo added.
  • Judge Dismisses Some Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez

    Judge Dismisses Some Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez

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    U.S. District Judge William Walls' ruling essentially overrode the jury, which couldn't reach a verdict after several days of deliberations in November. "Hopefully, this Department of Justice will read the court's decision and drop the remainder of the case". "The decision.to retry the case makes even less sense than it did last week and we hope it would be reconsidered".
  • Suspect sought in fatal shooting of sheriff's deputy in Adams County

    Suspect sought in fatal shooting of sheriff's deputy in Adams County

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    We don't yet know the circumstances that led up to the deputy's death. Several officers, deputies and police cruisers have been spotted outside the hospital. Investigators were still searching for the suspect and a large perimeter was set up in the area. "Those of you in that area, please seek shelter away from the doors and windows".
  • Cash covers IL interstate after crash

    Cash covers IL interstate after crash

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    Trooper Tracy Lillard said the highway was closed for about an hour while the cash was cleaned up, according to the News-Gazette. MAHOMET - A two-vehicle crash just before noon Tuesday blocked eastbound Interstate 74 at milepost 176, about two miles east of Mahomet, according to state police.
  • Judge uses Nassar's letter to question his sincerity

    Judge uses Nassar's letter to question his sincerity

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    More than 150 women and girls testified or had statements read over the course of the seven-day hearing. Larry was given the opportunity to make a statement in court, where he said the following: "What I am feeling pales in comparison to the pain, trauma, and emotional destruction that all of you are feeling".
  • US Senate reaches deal to end US govt shutdown

    US Senate reaches deal to end US govt shutdown

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    Republicans opposing the deal were Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. "That is always a risk, and that is why I'm going to work as hard as I possibly can", she said . Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who was part of the bipartisan group with Peters, said the goal is to get an agreement on DACA before March 5.
  • Trump to unveil new immigration proposal on Monday

    Trump to unveil new immigration proposal on Monday

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    Trump's comments came after the White House , earlier in the day, announced it would release its own plan for a compromise on immigration policy Monday that it said both Democrats and Republicans could support and would end the debate that led to last weekend's government shutdown.
  • New Jersey governor signs executive order to review medical marijuana policy

    New Jersey governor signs executive order to review medical marijuana policy

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    New Jersey government has always been a corrupt landscape with dirty money exchanging hands that skimmed social programs for dollars that went who knows where. We have some fairly conservative Democrats and some fairly liberal Republicans. Nison said if New Jersey makes that jump, it is more important than ever to set a new standard for treating people with former convictions fairly in the legal cannabis market.
  • Mashrafe, Shakib sting Zimbabwe

    Mashrafe, Shakib sting Zimbabwe

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    Opener Tamim Iqbal struck 84 on way to reaching 11,000 global runs while Shakib Al Hasan scored 67 to get to the 10,000-run milestone. Cremer claimed four wickets with his legspin to trigger a Bangladesh collapse as the hosts slipped from 147 for 2 to 170 for 8.
  • Pakistan beat Proteas to enter U-19 WC semis

    Pakistan beat Proteas to enter U-19 WC semis

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    A superb display of fast bowling and some composed batting by Ali Zaryab propelled Pakistan to a three-wicket win in an absorbing contest with South Africa at the ICC U-19 World Cup Super League quarter-finals on Wednesday. When Khan fell for 26, attempting a huge leg side heave for six, Pakistan needed just 14 from 27 balls and Zaryab steered them into the last four as he finished unbeaten on 74 from 111 balls.
  • Catalonia ousted chief Puigdemont asks for 'risk-free' return to Spain

    Catalonia ousted chief Puigdemont asks for 'risk-free' return to Spain

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    Llarena said that, with the trip to Denmark and the risk of arrest that that brought, Puigdemont as seeking to blame on Spain his absence from the Catalan parliament vote where a new regional leader needs to be elected. Rajoy and his ministers have said they would appeal to the courts and maintain Madrid's direct rule of Catalonia if Puigdemont was elected while overseas.
  • UC regents to vote on tuition hike at Wednesday meeting

    UC regents to vote on tuition hike at Wednesday meeting

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    The proposed tuition hike amounts to $348 per year with additional student expenses of $662, adjusted for inflation. The regents approved a similar increase previous year, which was the first tuition hike since 2011. "I share the frustration of students and families who don't understand why another tuition increase is even up for consideration", Newsom said in a statement Wednesday.
  • Gowdy: 'It's nobody's business' who McCabe voted for

    Gowdy: 'It's nobody's business' who McCabe voted for

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    Trump said he didn't know why the question would have been a "big deal" and that he believed it was "a very unimportant question ". The Washington Post , citing seven current and former officials, reported Tuesday that after President Trump had fired former FBI Director James Comey in May, he requested an Oval Office with McCabe, who had assumed the position of acting director.
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) Has a Value Score of 45

    Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) Has a Value Score of 45

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    A total of 0.25 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 0.19 million shares. Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) has risen 88.99% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:CRM) on Wednesday, November 22 with "Hold" rating. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, May 19 by CLSA.
  • OR approves new taxes for Medicaid costs

    OR approves new taxes for Medicaid costs

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    Tuesday's vote sets to rest a debate lawmakers had thought they'd settled during last year's legislative session: How to pay for an expansion of Oregon's Medicaid system-approved in the wake of the Affordable Care Act-now that the federal government has stopped footing the entire bill.
  • Flynn Met With FBI Without Telling Trump

    Flynn Met With FBI Without Telling Trump

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    You can read all of NBC News' report here. President Trump says he's not anxious about what his attorney general may have said. A national security adviser was sacked after 24 days on the job, an acting attorney general was sacked ten days after the president took office, an FBI director was allegedly pressured by the president to let go an investigation into the ousted national security adviser, and then eventually fired.
  • Indonesian Soldiers Drink Snake Blood, Head-Butt Bricks for James Mattis

    Indonesian Soldiers Drink Snake Blood, Head-Butt Bricks for James Mattis

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    The commandos performed for Mattis at the conclusion of a two-day visit in which Mattis expressed interest in closer US contacts with Indonesia special forces. The dogs intercepted the gunman. The demonstration also showed the intensity of the training of Indonesian forces, Mr Mattis said. The secretary said he wants to pay his respects to Vietnamese officials during his visit and "thank them for their support on the [North Korean] issue".
  • Donald Trump plans to attend CEO reception at Davos forum

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    I don't think there will be any inconsistencies with what we've said today. President Trump is a keynote speaker and The White House booked 600 rooms in the quaint resort town that's now grappling with record snowfall. President Donald Trump seems to be taking that message to heart (though he would undoubtedly recoil from any link between the Prophet Mohammed and himself).
  • MP Jay Panda suspended from BJD

    MP Jay Panda suspended from BJD

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    He rather has also praised the opposition and during the three-tier Panchayat Election in the State in 2017, the parliamentarian was involved in anti-party activities like not campaigning for party candidates in his own constituency and even campaigning for candidates of other parties.
  • Sleepy Warriors Wake Up in Second Half, Run Past Knicks

    Sleepy Warriors Wake Up in Second Half, Run Past Knicks

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    The Knicks have alternated a loss with a win in each of their last five games. The Knicks and Warriors have met 337 times in the regular season. JC has been balling for the Lakers this season off the bench, posting averages of 14.4 points and 3.3 assists a game in only 23.5 minutes a game, and has scored at least 22 points in his past three games, including a 33-point performance against the Indiana Pacers.
  • Rangasthalam Movie Teaser Released - Ram Charan as Sound Engineer

    Rangasthalam Movie Teaser Released - Ram Charan as Sound Engineer

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    An entertainment film will always work on the box office but provided that it is good and star power cannot be the only reason of which Ram Charan already has a shortage of. Reports suggest that " Rangasthalam " showcases all lead characters playing specially-abled characters on screen. From Ram Charan's nonchalantly aggressive demeanour to the rich colour shades, the teaser gives an intriguing peek into a place which calls a hearing-impaired engineer, "sound engineer".
  • 13 siblings rescued in California will live in separate homes

    13 siblings rescued in California will live in separate homes

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    Protective orders are standard in criminal matters to shield alleged victims from contact with defendants, who might otherwise affect their ability to testify. "We have had numerous people sending us insane messages that we knew", said Billy Lambert, in an interview with PEOPLE . Mr Hestrin said the Turpin children "lack a basic knowledge of life".
  • Venezuela's President Maduro confirms re-election bid

    Venezuela's President Maduro confirms re-election bid

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    President Nicolas Maduro told thousands of his supporters at a rally that he is ready to seek another six-year term. But with Maduro having survived violent protests last year and consolidated his party's hold off government branches after winning three elections last year, the global pressure has now given him a powerful rallying cry to seek re-election.
  • De Blasio abruptly cancels White House meeting with Trump

    De Blasio abruptly cancels White House meeting with Trump

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    The White House defended the letter issued to cities including Chicago and NY, saying the administration "has been very clear that we don't support sanctuary cities ". "But let me tell you, the vast majority of people showed up. And if mayors have a problem with that, they should talk to Congress, the people that pass the laws".
  • Shiv Sena Blames BJP For Decision To Go Solo In 2019 Polls

    Shiv Sena Blames BJP For Decision To Go Solo In 2019 Polls

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    It says the Sena will hereafter contest elections across the country on its own, with Hindutva as its credo. "It will always fight for the cause of Hindutva", the Rajya Sabha MP said. Knowing this well, Thackeray has tried to show how he was the one who chose to contest on his own. Interestingly, it was the BJP that had kept Thackeray in the dark about the future of their alliance when the former had unilaterally announced a break up two days before the nomination for Assembly polls began in ...
  • 3 bust for cable theft along Cape Town rail line

    3 bust for cable theft along Cape Town rail line

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    Earlier this year, the city published a name-and-shame list of the worst water offenders in Cape Town, and it says it is issuing fines for the heaviest water users. "The province has a mandate to manage provincial disasters", she said. Only 54 per cent of people are hitting the targets imposed on water usage. "As a department we have successfully intervened and saved several provinces who were devastated by the drought over the last three years and will continue to do so in the Western ...
  • Trump says 'Dreamers' could earn citizenship in 10-12 years

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    The White House will encourage the Senate to bring the proposal to a vote. "We are going to morph into it", Trump told reporters about the citizenship provision. The framework "represents a compromise that members of both parties can support". Trump is ready to accept a deal on illegal immigrant "Dreamers", but only if there are real efforts on border security , an end to the diversity visa lottery, and an end to so-called chain migration.
  • Senate voting on Brownback's ambassadorship confirmation — HAPPENING NOW

    Senate voting on Brownback's ambassadorship confirmation — HAPPENING NOW

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    I'm looking forward to starting my new position as Ambassador and working hard for the American people and religious freedom around the world. The measure passed 50 to 49. Trump first nominated Brownback for the ambassador's post in July, but his appointment has faced opposition from Democrats and LGBT groups. In October 2017, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved Brownback's nomination by an 11 to 10 vote.
  • After US solar tariff, China calls protectionism a two-edged sword

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    Monday's decision , largely in line with what the MI appliance maker sought, followed findings by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the imported washers "are a substantial cause of serious injury to domestic manufacturers", Mr. The last time the USA used this drastic anti-trade device was 16 years ago. However, Mr Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist of IHS Markit, thought China may apply some "symbolic countermeasures" for important United States exports to China, such ...