• Gov. Mark Dayton paid $6000 for his own Super Bowl ticket

    Gov. Mark Dayton paid $6000 for his own Super Bowl ticket

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    Special it is. The New England Patriots are the final step in the Eagles' quest to bring a Vince Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia for the first time in the team's history . Foles began to develop a real rhythm in the divisional round of the playoffs , but in the NFC Championship Game it all came together. It started out ominously, however.
  • Trump Says He 'Would Love' To Testify Under Oath To Robert Mueller

    Trump Says He 'Would Love' To Testify Under Oath To Robert Mueller

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    Having spoken to Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and beleaguered justice secretary Jeff Sessions , special prosecutor Robert Mueller's team now want to question Mr Trump himself. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment. Yes, repeatedly. Shortly after Mueller was appointed last May, Trump declared that this was the "single greatest witch hunt" in American history.
  • Samsung Unveils Official PyeongChang Olympics App

    Samsung Unveils Official PyeongChang Olympics App

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    Twelve North Korean female hockey players crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Thursday to form the rivals' first-ever unified Olympic team during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games. Their new teammates presented them with bouquets of flowers when they arrived at the South's national ice hockey facility at Jincheon to start training.
  • Turkey to US: Recollect arms from PYD/PKK terrorists

    Turkey to US: Recollect arms from PYD/PKK terrorists

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    He also repeated Turkey was not eyeing another country's lands, and Afrin would be handed over to its original owners soon after it is cleared of terrorists, the source said. In both cases, the USA didn't condemn these military operations, limiting itself to calls for restraint and for avoiding civilian casualties. "We have put on hold all big requests (for arms exports) that Turkey has sent to us, and these are really not a few", he said.
  • Trump's Jerusalem move boosts Palestinian support for 'armed

    Trump's Jerusalem move boosts Palestinian support for 'armed

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    However, Christian and political leaders in the USA have praised Pence's visit in Israel and said Trump's Jerusalem declaration was aligned with the policies of the Jewish state. Almost twice as many Palestinians said they supported "armed struggle" against Israel compared with an identical survey six months previously, while there was also a fall in support for the two-state solution, the joint Israeli and Palestinian poll found.
  • Brazil's ex-president Lula loses bribery appeal

    Brazil's ex-president Lula loses bribery appeal

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    Lula can still appeal to higher courts to delay a final decision, avoiding jail and stringing the process out long enough to register his candidacy by the August 15 deadline, though an electoral court could eventually revoke his candidacy. Pro- and anti-Lula forces, who demonstrated in Porto Alegre but mainly in Sao Paulo, are at loggerheads over whether the court decision is fair. He faces six more indictments in corruption cases ranging from receiving bribes from engineering firm ...
  • Senate to release transcripts on Russian lawyer meeting

    Senate to release transcripts on Russian lawyer meeting

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    Grassley's announcement came a day after two committee Democrats, Richard Blumenthal of CT and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, called on him to share the transcripts with special counsel Robert Mueller, particularly the Trump Jr. In a letter Wednesday, the Justice Department warned the House Intelligence Committee's Republican chairman, California Rep. Devin Nunes, that releasing the classified memo could be "extraordinarily reckless" and asked to review it.
  • New rape allegation leveled against Russell Simmons

    New rape allegation leveled against Russell Simmons

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    Aspiring filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik is suing Simmons for $5 million, claiming he attacked and raped her. During a struggle, she said she was knocked off the bed and hit her head. she would have shown forgiveness". According to the lawsuit, the pair met 12 years ago, in 2006, and it was then where Simmons befriended her, for what she thought at the time, was an attempt to help finance her movie.
  • Facebook: Schrems scores partial ECJ victory

    Facebook: Schrems scores partial ECJ victory

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    Schrems's claims can not proceed in Austrian courts as "class action" on behalf of other consumers", Facebook spokesperson Sally Aldous said . The ECJ said the law student can not initiate a class action on behalf of other Facebook users who made similar claims about privacy and data rights.
  • Here's how to watch the 'super blue blood moon' next week

    Here's how to watch the 'super blue blood moon' next week

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    Similar to Blue Moons, a Supermoon tends to occur at regular intervals of about one every 14 months. A blue moon happens when two full moons occur in the same month. The Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia, and New Zealand can see it during moonrise. They typically happen about once a month- every 29.5 days to be specific.
  • Light Earthquake Shakes Southern California; No Injuries

    Light Earthquake Shakes Southern California; No Injuries

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    Geological Survey. "Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this quake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter", the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said . on Jan. 17 eight kilometers north-northeast of Richmond; another at 12:47 a.m. on Jan. 18 7 kilometers north of Richmond; and the third at 12:59 a.m.
  • Demonstrators turn out Sunday for second straight day of Women's Marches

    Demonstrators turn out Sunday for second straight day of Women's Marches

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    On Saturday, thousands of supporters and opponents marked the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration as president with dueling demonstrations. "This is quite encouraging, really, that we're keeping up the fight and that people are still expressing and are able to express, at least in the city of Portland, dissatisfaction and hoping we can make a better government".
  • Erupting volcano spews lava and ash into the sky

    Erupting volcano spews lava and ash into the sky

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    More than 30,000 ash masks, along with food, water and medicine, have been sent to the region, but officials have warned that relief supplies may run out by mid-February if the eruption continues and new supplies don't arrive in time. The last deadly eruption was in May 2013 when five hikers were killed and seven people injured in that incident. 15,624 families or 59,114 persons are taking temporary shelter in 63 evacuation centers (see Table 2).
  • Trump Plans to Visit UK Later This Year, May's Office Says

    Trump Plans to Visit UK Later This Year, May's Office Says

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    Donald Trump is due to arrive at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos on Thursday, the first serving us president to attend since Bill Clinton in 2000. "Because Donald Trump has left the country". - European leaders on January 24 warned against a return to nationalism, with France's Emmanuel Macron and Germany'sAngela Merkel calling for more global cooperation to harness the forces of globalisation.
  • Goldman CEO Blankfein Has 'Really Liked' What Trump Has Done for Economy

    Goldman CEO Blankfein Has 'Really Liked' What Trump Has Done for Economy

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    Her meeting with Trump will be a chance to talk trade after Brexit, discuss terrorism, and perhaps patch up that "special relationship" after the row over the United States embassy and other remarks made by Trump. It's unclear whether Trump will meet other African leaders at Davos, but President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa are among the attendees.
  • High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix

    High-speed chase ends in dramatic head-on crash near Phoenix

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    Authorities told ABC 15 the driver did not stop and drove through the West Valley area along the interstate. The 60-mile pursuit began on State Route 85 when a state trooper attempted to stop a red SUV being driven by Mitchell Timothy Taebel , 31, for a moving-traffic violation, at around 10am.
  • Pakistan beats New Zealand by 48 runs in 2nd T20

    Pakistan beats New Zealand by 48 runs in 2nd T20

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    In response to 201 posted by Pakistan , the hosts fell short of 48 runs and tasted their first defeat in the ongoing series. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur pleaded for his charges "not to fear anything and play with freedom" after the final one-day global in Wellington.
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital to return all Presidents Club donations

    Great Ormond Street Hospital to return all Presidents Club donations

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    Things got steadily worse as numerous hostesses were subjected to groping and lewd comments. Theresa May has said she was "appalled" by reports of a men-only charity dinner where hostesses were allegedly groped and sexually harassed. The only women allowed at The Presidents Club Charity Dinner - attended by some of the biggest names in business, finance and media - are those working there as hostesses.
  • Myanmar building, but no sign of Rohingya returning

    Myanmar building, but no sign of Rohingya returning

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    He said that Ms Suu Kyi had been "furious" when he raised the case of two Reuters reporters who are on trial accused of breaching the country's Officials Secrets Act while covering the crisis. Richardson said "the main reason I am resigning is that this advisory board is a whitewash". "How can we go back to Myanmar without anyone guaranteeing our security", said Alam, a Rohingya in the Bulakhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, who, like many Rohingya, goes only by one name.
  • Elton John Lands Exclusive Gucci Wardrobe For Farewell Tour

    Elton John Lands Exclusive Gucci Wardrobe For Farewell Tour

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    Elton John will play Milwaukee one last time. JOHN: (Singing) And I think it's going to be a long, long time till touchdown. Elton, 70, never imagined he would give up the opportunity to hit the road, but fatherhood has made him reevaluate his priorities in recent years.
  • Annual Count Of Homeless Takes Place Countywide

    Annual Count Of Homeless Takes Place Countywide

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    The volunteers explain to each person the survey is the basis of statistics and the counts impact the funding, programming and services made available to people in need, she said. The 2017 census counted about 6,500 homeless people in Clark County. Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has prioritized a "housing first" model, said William Gillespie, who was volunteering as part of the count but also works with Continuum of Care Network of Northwest Indiana.
  • The Doomsday Clock, Again, Moves Closer To Midnight

    The Doomsday Clock, Again, Moves Closer To Midnight

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    We have spent decades in comfortable and risky denial of the inherent risks of nuclear weapons and the fault lines buried in "red button" systems geared for first strike and quick launch. The nuclear ramp-up is not limited to the United States and North Korea. "We considered at length the lack of predictability in how the United States is thinking about the future and future use of its own nuclear weapons", she said.
  • Mummy's boy: Boris Johnson related to mummy found in Swiss church

    Mummy's boy: Boris Johnson related to mummy found in Swiss church

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    She was Johnson's great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother. One of her surviving children, Anna Katharina Gernler (1739 - 1776), married German aristocrat Christian Hubert Baron Pfeffel von Kriegelstein. There, it is believed, she may have contracted syphilis while caring for patients with the sexually transmitted disease. Scientists, after examining records, set out to establish whether the woman was related to the Bischoff family.
  • GCSE league tables: How did your North Devon secondary school perform?

    GCSE league tables: How did your North Devon secondary school perform?

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    A negative score does not mean pupils made no progress or the school has failed. Any score above 0 indicates the school is performing better than average. The Grove School in Shrewsbury had the highest average grade of C+ at A-Level for a maintained school, while Newport Girls High was recorded at B, and Thomas Telford and Adams Grammar School were both B-.
  • Italy train crash: Two killed near Milan

    Italy train crash: Two killed near Milan

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    An aerial image of the scene, released by fire crews, shows one carriage has bent nearly in half after coming off the tracks, while the carriage behind has also derailed and been damaged. Another eight people needed to be hospitalized, and some eighty passengers traumatized or with light injured were assisted by the Red Cross at a sport facility in the town of Pioltello.
  • Donald Trump promises 'tremendous' United Kingdom trade increase

    Donald Trump promises 'tremendous' United Kingdom trade increase

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    First it's looking to agree on a transition period after Brexit in March 2019 that make the exit less abrupt. Along with other major powers, Britain is also opposed to Trump's questioning of the nuclear deal with Iran. A stronger euro, hovering at a three-year peak against the dollar, could hurt the European economy by making its exports less competitive. "I thought my comment on the dollar was actually quite clear yesterday", Mnuchin told reporters.
  • Trump to Release Immigration 'Framework' Monday That Includes DACA Fix

    Trump to Release Immigration 'Framework' Monday That Includes DACA Fix

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    The official spoke on condition of anonymity to preview the administration's thinking on a contentious issue that has roiled lawmakers for months. "Tell them not to be concerned, ok? We're going to solve the problem". Earlier Wednesday, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham , one of almost two dozen senators trying to find a bipartisan immigration compromise, told Roll Call the group is merely trying to craft the best bill possible.
  • Multiple shots fired at moving SUV in fatal Park Police traffic stop

    Multiple shots fired at moving SUV in fatal Park Police traffic stop

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    Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler, who sanctioned the video's release to the public, said on Wednesday that he did so for the benefit of transparency. The aggressive response by police is all the more puzzling, Austin said, because the crash that precipitated the chase was little more than a fender-bender in which Ghaisar's auto was rear-ended by an Uber driver, according to an accident report.
  • Rohingya crisis: United States negotiator quits advisory panel

    Rohingya crisis: United States negotiator quits advisory panel

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    Myanmar officials have pointed to the report as evidence they are being transparent in their handling of the situation in Rakhine, but in a widely-publicized speech on the issue, Suu Kyi directly contradicted several of Annan's findings, and few of the recommendations have yet been implemented.
  • Mueller Team Interviews Sessions, Comey In Russia Probe

    Mueller Team Interviews Sessions, Comey In Russia Probe

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    His investigators have been edging steadily closer to the White House, interviewing Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week. The focus of Comey's interview was the memos he wrote after his private meetings with the president, the source said , which is at the heart of Mueller's probe into whether Trump has obstructed the investigation.
  • Chuck Schumer withdraws offer of $25 billion for Trump's border wall

    Chuck Schumer withdraws offer of $25 billion for Trump's border wall

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    On Tuesday, however, Schumer told reporters he had withdrawn the offer, saying: "We're going to have to start on a new basis and the wall offer is off the table", according to Reuters . USA Today reported that the White House provided a different account of the January 19 meeting, stating that Schumer offered legislative approval for the wall, but not actual funding.
  • Trump willing to be interviewed by special counsel

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    USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election to the benefit of Republican candidate Trump and to the detriment of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump also added that he doesn't recall asking then-acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe previous year about who he voted for in 2016.
  • Local students named to University of New Haven dean's list

    Local students named to University of New Haven dean's list

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    The Dean's List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. WALNUT RIDGE - Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President's and Dean's Lists for the 2017 fall semester. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average to qualify. Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark. With more than 30 locations across the country, students enroll in day, evening or online classes.
  • Franklin Graham defends Donald Trump on CNN. 'We are all sinners.'

    Franklin Graham defends Donald Trump on CNN. 'We are all sinners.'

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    CNN correspondent Don Lemon made it known there was "nothing random" about this occurrence and said President Donald Trump should be held accountable. "I believe that he's a changed person and I've never seen anybody get attacked like he gets attacked", Graham added, saying the 71-year old president is "maturing" in office.
  • Trump 'Looking Forward' To Interview With Mueller

    Trump 'Looking Forward' To Interview With Mueller

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    High profile figures to answer questions include former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer and former advisor Steve Bannon . But Trump said later that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey, and he had decided to make the move even before the Justice Department's recommendations.
  • Neil Diamond announces retirement from concert touring

    Neil Diamond announces retirement from concert touring

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    Diamond yesterday announced he is stepping down from touring after being diagnosed with the degenerative disorder, which means he will not appear at the March 17 concert, nor another concert in Christchurch on March 15. Diamond himself tweeted today (Jan. 23): "Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love and support". Australian and New Zealand tour dates have been canceled, according to a statement on his website.
  • Pearl Jam Coming Back To Fenway Park In September

    Pearl Jam Coming Back To Fenway Park In September

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    Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is a longtime Montana resident, and has even donated hundreds of thousands toward building skateparks around the state. For the 2018 summer concerts, fans can register for access to tickets through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program now through Tuesday, February 6 at 4 p.m.