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The currency since then has dropped to a record low of 48,400 on Wednesday. Teheran's chief of police, General Hossein Rahimi, told local media that 10 exchange offices had also been shut. Iranian police clamped down on foreign-exchange offices while the central bank introduced new measures to encourage bank deposits, as a rial depreciation threatens to push up prices amid growing discontent.
  • In tweet, Trump says there were signs Florida shooter was 'big problem'

    In tweet, Trump says there were signs Florida shooter was 'big problem'

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    The sheriff's office identified the suspected shooter as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz. Five of them were listed in life-threatening condition as of Wednesday night. "It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference", he said. An ex-schoolmate recalled Cruz posting on Instagram about killing animals and said he talked of doing target practice in his backyard with a pellet gun.
  • More Filipino workers to come home from Kuwait - OWWA

    More Filipino workers to come home from Kuwait - OWWA

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    AMID President Rodrigo Dutertes' total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait, the Philippines has called on the Gulf state to treat the Filipino nationals the same way it treats the Kuwaiti nationals. The OFWs who returned to the country via Etihad Airlines were mostly women. "We do not seek special treatment or privileges for our workers, but we do expect respect for their dignity and basic human rights", Duterte said Friday .
  • Canada wants answers after Iran prison death

    Canada wants answers after Iran prison death

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    Iran's judiciary said on Sunday that Seyed-Emami, 63, had committed suicide. The report quoted the head of parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, as saying some members of parliament, including moderate deputy parliament speaker Ali Motahari, said after watching CCTV footage from his time in custody in Tehran that Kavous Seyed-Emami took his life.
  • Analysis finds GOP skew in Pennsylvania plan

    Analysis finds GOP skew in Pennsylvania plan

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    Commonwealth case face a February 15 deadline to submit their preferred maps to the court to consider what cartography meets their definition of constitutional favorability. The court, of course, had given Democrat Wolf and the Republican-controlled General Assembly about three weeks to approve a fast-tracked plan in its initial January 22 order.
  • Trump's Gas Levy to Take Back 60% of Tax Cut for Individuals

    Trump's Gas Levy to Take Back 60% of Tax Cut for Individuals

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    It was last increased by 2 cents in 2005. The tax increase would be increased 5 cents/year over five years and raise $394 billion over 10 years, the Chamber estimates. McAdams said it would also be a departure for this Congress to pass legislation that pays for itself. Infrastructure spending would take the form of highway construction and fix, along with bridges and tunnels, airports, seaports, railroads and other critical projects, many of which haven't seen upgrades in a half-century.
  • Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election

    Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election

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    The opposition now accuses Maduro of trying to rig a vote he can not win as the country suffers the worst economic crisis in living memory, marked my quadruple-digit inflation and chronic food shortages. And Communist-run Cuba's Foreign Ministry also said it rejected Venezuela's exclusion from the summit and vowed "unshakeable solidarity" with Maduro's government.
  • FCC IG Agreed to Investigate Pai Handling of Sinclair-Tribune

    FCC IG Agreed to Investigate Pai Handling of Sinclair-Tribune

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    Free Press wants "Pai and any other FCC staff subject to this inquiry [to] recuse themselves from all dealings related to Sinclair's proposed takeover of Tribune Media", González said. At the time there were only three FCC Commissioners and one, Mignon Clyburn, voted against the proposal. The investigation is focused on whether or not there was any coordination between Pai, Sinclair and Trump .
  • Rubio: Wait For 'Facts' Of Shooting Before 'You Jump To Conclusions'

    Rubio: Wait For 'Facts' Of Shooting Before 'You Jump To Conclusions'

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    But later, she said , "he just changed". Sheriff's officials said in an email that Cruz was initially taken to a hospital for labored breathing before being questioned at sheriff's headquarters. Florida Gov. Rick Scott also took to Twitter conforming that President Donald Trump was alerted about the shooting . Police at the scene outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland , Florida, where more than a dozen were killed.
  • Clues to Identify Price Direction: Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

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    Darsana Capital Partners Lp increased Bank Amer Corp (BAC) stake by 300% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The Darsana Capital Partners Lp holds 8.00M shares with $202.72 million value, up from 2.00M last quarter. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Bank of America. Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Lc has invested 0.03% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC).
  • Climber Dies on Mount Hood After Vicious Fall, 6 Others Rescued

    Climber Dies on Mount Hood After Vicious Fall, 6 Others Rescued

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    A climber named Andrew Wagner shared video that he shot walking through windblown ice that formed on top of other ice. Rescuers ascend Mount Hood in a snow tractor. Mount Hood is a popular climbing site that has seen dozens of accidents and fatalities over the years, The Associated Press reports. A fallen climber isn't an uncommon occurrence this time of year, he added.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will create two new command centre in Europe

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will create two new command centre in Europe

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    Earlier on Thursday, a NATO source said that the Alliance was ready to continue the activities of the Russia-NATO Council despite the fact that there is no Russia's permanent representative in Brussels (on January 22, Russia's President appointed the country's Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko to be deputy foreign minister).
  • 3438 civilians killed in Afghanistan last year

    3438 civilians killed in Afghanistan last year

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    Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said during a press conference on Sunday that the Taliban-claimed January 27 attack near a public hospital, in which over 100 people got killed, was "Afghanistan's 9/11". "The Taliban statement alone does not show willingness to engage in peace talks". "Like in [Operation Inherent Resolve], where we destroyed the oil production that ISIS depended on to fund their operations, our aim is to choke off the Taliban's ability to fund its deadly attacks, ...
  • A couple more inches of snow due for Flagstaff by Thursday

    A couple more inches of snow due for Flagstaff by Thursday

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    Gusts as high as 22 miles per hour are expected, with steady winds up to 15 miles per hour from the north. Southwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. Thursday: Partly sunny with a high near 81. Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Friday: Colder, sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. The widespread light to at times moderate snow will gradually end from north to south across North Central and Southwest Montana this morning.
  • Democrats Flip Another State Seat - This Time In Florida

    Democrats Flip Another State Seat - This Time In Florida

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    Good , who was sworn in in Tallahassee Wednesday, will succeed former Rep. Alex Miller , a Sarasota Republican who resigned from the House past year. His comments came the day after Democratic super PAC Priorities USA issued a memo warning that debate over the tax plan "has been relatively one-sided recently and voters have not heard almost as much from Democrats".
  • United States inks major defense agreement with Jordan

    United States inks major defense agreement with Jordan

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    In addition to bilateral foreign assistance, since the start of the Syria crisis, the U.S. has provided almost $1.1 billion in humanitarian assistance to support Syrian refugees in Jordan (in addition to funding provided at the regional level for other refugee populations in the Kingdom).
  • Ethiopia's Desalegn Resigns as Prime Minister

    Ethiopia's Desalegn Resigns as Prime Minister

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    The announcement was made amid a political crisis in the Horn of Africa country. "I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy". Hailemariam, previously a low-profile politician and technocrat, succeeded the former Marxist rebel Meles Zenawi , under whom he had served as deputy prime minister and foreign minister.
  • Baltimore County school locked down, student arrested for gun possession

    Baltimore County school locked down, student arrested for gun possession

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    The student was reportedly arrested and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Campus, a felony. The sophomore student was arrested on a charge of possession of a weapon on school campus. As always, we appreciate your efforts in monitoring your children's friends, activities and free time, and by ensuring that they do not have access to weapons.
  • South Africa's Zuma steps down

    South Africa's Zuma steps down

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    The speed of Mr Zuma's downfall after two weeks of dithering by the ANC has stunned South Africa. "Jacob Zuma will always be my hero, bless you as you start your new life in Jail", added another by user-name Man's Not Barry Roux‏. This paves the way fgor Cyril Ramaphosa to be sworn in as the new president today. He has been South Africa's key figures since his early days. The family is suspected of using its connections to Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and win state contracts and ...
  • Japan's worries about North Korea's 'charm offensive'

    Japan's worries about North Korea's 'charm offensive'

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    It also noted that South Korea will continue talks with the worldwide community in view of sanctions against the North. This hockey game, in particular, was a way to "really arouse feelings", he said. Also on Wednesday, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Harris, stressed the threat posed by North Korea at a congressional hearing and said Pyongyang was clearly engaged in a "charm offensive" toward the South.
  • White House briefs reporters following newest explanation on Rob Porter

    White House briefs reporters following newest explanation on Rob Porter

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    Ryan also suggested that Trump should be more forceful in directly condemning abuse. That raised an important question: How did Porter get the security clearance needed to serve as the trusted information gatekeeper to President Donald Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly? Wray testified that the FBI submitted a complete investigation on Porter in late July.
  • Trump denounces domestic violence

    Trump denounces domestic violence

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    Even though FBI Director Chris Wray testified earlier this week that his department, which was investigating the allegations as part of Porter's background check, closed the case in January, Sanders said the "White House Personnel Security Office run by career officials" had not closed its investigation and made a recommendation.
  • Who is the Florida school shooting suspect?

    Who is the Florida school shooting suspect?

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    He told CNN he was again contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - this time , after the shooting on Wednesday, and that agents again conducted an interview with him. Robert Lasky, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Division, confirmed Thursday that the FBI received information previous year about a school threat made on a YouTube comment.
  • Donald Trump Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff After School Shooting in Florida

    Donald Trump Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff After School Shooting in Florida

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    FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky told reporters on Thursday the bureau received the 2017 tip but said investigators had been unable to locate the person who made the comment. Cruz had legally purchased the weapon, his family's attorney said. It's been pointed out ad nauseam, but it's worth repeating until the nation's leaders finally acknowledge what we all know and do something about it: The United States has a serious gun violence problem.
  • Harden pours in 34 points as Rockets snap Timberwolves home win streak

    Harden pours in 34 points as Rockets snap Timberwolves home win streak

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    However, Houston is allowing fewer points (105.4) than the Warriors (107.7) per game. Harden's 28 points led all scorers. That's because Golden State dropped its game Wednesday in Portland, 123-117 , to fall to 44-14, despite getting 50 points from Kevin Durant , his most since joining the Warriors.
  • CNN Terror Expert Breaks Down In Tears Over Florida Shooting

    CNN Terror Expert Breaks Down In Tears Over Florida Shooting

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    He fought back tears but then bowed and shook his head. "I can't do it, Wolf", he said to CNN's Wolf Blitzer . "Cannot we acknowledge in this country that we can not accept this?" he asked, choking back tears. "Unfortunately, lessons are never, ever learned". "We're going to get back to you". Some analysts became emotional and had difficulty in expressing their thoughts.
  • Minnie Driver quits Oxfam role over charity sex scandal

    Minnie Driver quits Oxfam role over charity sex scandal

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    Oxfam was in the country offering relief following a devastating 7.0 magnitude natural disaster that killed more than 200,000 people in 2010. The charity has issued an "unreserved apology" to the United Kingdom government which has given the charity more than £31m in funding.
  • Trump tells Democrats to refile probe memo

    Trump tells Democrats to refile probe memo

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    Last week, the president approved declassification of the Republican memo compiled by Rep. Devin Nunes , California Republican and chairman of the intelligence committee, saying the four-page document did not present any national security concerns, despite Democrats' insistence to the contrary.
  • South African president Jacob Zuma's fate to be finalised

    South African president Jacob Zuma's fate to be finalised

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    South Africa's political crisis is entering its second week, with its government paralyzed by a protracted struggle to remove President Jacob Zuma from office. The matter was recognized by ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa as a source of "disunity and discord". Ramaphosa, 65, was elected ANC president in December 2017 and is now most likely to become the country's next president.
  • Tillerson says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism

    Tillerson says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism

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    It also follows a major security operation by the Egyptian military to crush Islamist militants who have killed hundreds of people since 2013. He is then set to head to Turkey for discussions with Washington's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally including on the conflict in Syria.
  • Mattis: North Korea can not drive wedge between the United States and South Korea

    Mattis: North Korea can not drive wedge between the United States and South Korea

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    Pence is leading the USA delegation to the Pyeongchang Games' opening ceremonies and will also participate in symbolic events meant to shine a spotlight on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses. In the days leading up to the Olympics, Pence warned that the North was trying to "hijack the message and imagery" of the event with a propaganda campaign, according to Reuters .
  • In UAE, India's Modi innaugurates a summit and a temple

    In UAE, India's Modi innaugurates a summit and a temple

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    It is a testament to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's wise policies that we share such a strong relationship. When asked about India's growing engagement with Israel, an unperturbed Abbas said that "any state has the right to establish relations with other countries".
  • Explosion cuts power in Puerto Rico

    Explosion cuts power in Puerto Rico

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    The island's electric power authority tweeted that around 400 megawatts of power generation were lost. Officials with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said late Sunday that several municipalities are without power, including parts of the capital of San Juan.
  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

    Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

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    He also said that investigators wouldn't reveal the source of the attack. NBC tweeted on its official @NBCOlympics page: "A swarm of drones brings us one of the most incredible sights of the #OpeningCeremony". What will South Korea ask for? It isn't clear if the White House would support such a meeting. Wearing a black coat and with her hair pulled back, she presents a marked contrast to the ceremonial head of North Korea's government - the often expressionless Kim Yong Nam, 90.
  • Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade

    Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade

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    Vice President Mike Pence and fellow hard-liner Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister. Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday that the Mangyongbong-92 will return to the North on Saturday. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are speaking while watching Olympic speedskaters compete, hours after Moon received a historic invitation to visit North Korea .
  • Kim Jong Un's invitation to South Korea met with hope and caution

    Kim Jong Un's invitation to South Korea met with hope and caution

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    US Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the campaign of maximum pressure against the North during his recent visit here as head of the US Olympic delegation. "We want to see President Moon become a protagonist in opening a new chapter for reunification and leave great footprints in history", she said . South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook the hand of a smiling Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as he entered the VIP seating section, and again as the ...
  • Sixteen Afghan Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Taliban Attack

    Sixteen Afghan Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Taliban Attack

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    Recently, the terrorist attacks by the Taliban had increased in Afghanistan leading the United States to consider "unilateral steps in areas of divergence" to counter the militants. Khalid Mehsud had been the deputy leader of the Pakistani Taliban since November 2013, when then-leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed, also by a U.S.