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Mild and rainy conditions are then expected for the remainder of the night into Thursday morning. Gilkinson Street in Brantford was closed Friday due to flooding. "Temperatures will drop dramatically tonight in the wake of a cold front moving through the area, resulting in water freezing quickly, especially on untreated surfaces", Environment Canada said.
  • White House, WSJ go to the tape over 'fake news' feud

    White House, WSJ go to the tape over 'fake news' feud

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    The transcript was released after the White House raised questions about the accuracy of some of Trump's quotes. WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump suggested he has developed a positive relationship with North Korea's leader despite their mutual public insults, signaling a possible new openness to diplomacy after months of escalating tensions over the rogue state's nuclear program.
  • Airstrikes on 'Hamas tunnel' between Gaza and Egypt

    Airstrikes on 'Hamas tunnel' between Gaza and Egypt

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    At the same time, 67 Israeli soldiers and four civilians were killed in Israel during the battles. It is at least the third Gaza terror tunnel destroyed by the IDF in recent months. The Israeli military at first described the target as a "terror infrastructure" site, in a statement shortly after the strike, clarifying that it was a tunnel in a conference call with reporters Sunday.
  • Man lowers child into manhole after false missile alert

    Man lowers child into manhole after false missile alert

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    The false missile alert issued by the Hawaiian Emergency Management Agency on Saturday appears to have been the result of a state employee pressing the wrong button during a shift change. Sen. Brian Schatz was more direct than Ige in his criticism on Twitter . By the time she found out about the warning, it was already confirmed to be false.
  • Coastal Advocates Vow to Fight Drilling Plan

    Coastal Advocates Vow to Fight Drilling Plan

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    Offshore drilling is a lose-lose proposition, and the entire proposed 5-year offshore oil lease plan should be withdrawn. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California said on Twitter that his state, "like Florida, has hundreds of miles of lovely coastline and a governor who wants to keep it that way".
  • Sen. Durbin: Trump said those hateful things

    Sen. Durbin: Trump said those hateful things

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    During a meeting with both Democratic and Republican senators on Thursday, President Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as " shithole countries ", a Democratic aide told NBC News . "It's not the first time Senator Durbin has done it". "Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and US would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime.", Trump tweeted.
  • MiloŇ° Zeman leads first round of Czech Republic presidential elections

    MiloŇ° Zeman leads first round of Czech Republic presidential elections

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    Although Zeman was in pole position Saturday, the outspoken head of state was unlikely to win an outright majority, with a run-off expected on January 26-27. Many voters may switch from their losing candidates to support the runner-up against Zeman. "It's clear that not everyone can agree, but the current president doesn't unite people, he divides them", Drahos added.
  • Man Responsible for 'Swatting' Death Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

    Man Responsible for 'Swatting' Death Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

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    The Calgary Police Service has charged a Los Angeles man in a hoax last month that caused tactical teams to descend on an apartment building for a report of a shooting and hostage taking that turned out to be bogus. Barriss, who was allegedly given the address by one of the players and asked to "swat" the home, is suspected to have made the call, claiming to be the perpetrator of a homicide and hostage situation and giving police an address that he believed belonged to the other gamer.
  • Trump cancels February's visit to UK

    Trump cancels February's visit to UK

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    Trump has since indicated his unwillingness to take the trip amid concerns that he would face mass demonstrations. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has now responded saying that Trump " got the message " from Londoners, and alluded that Trump's real reason for cancellation is fear of protests - something that has been widely speculated.
  • Ties with India intact, says Israeli Ambassador

    Ties with India intact, says Israeli Ambassador

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    We can not always fulfil those requests", he said . India is considering purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route, months after it made a decision to cancel a deal to procure the weapons from an Israeli firm.
  • Trump lawyer arranged $130000 payment to keep adult-film star quiet

    Trump lawyer arranged $130000 payment to keep adult-film star quiet

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    Around the same time as the reported payout, Trump's presidential campaign was hit with allegations that he had sexually harassed women, including a recording that Trump apologized for. In the draft, Clifford was referred to as Peggy Peterson and was represented by a lawyer named Keith Davidson , while the other parties were referred to as David Dennison and David Delucia.
  • 11-yr-old schoolgirl attacked with scissors over hijab in Toronto

    11-yr-old schoolgirl attacked with scissors over hijab in Toronto

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    Khawlah's hijab was cut off of her by an adult man while on her way to school Friday in Toronto . Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred at about 9am (2pm GMT) near the Pauline Johnson school in Toronto's east side, police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante told AFP .
  • MS may impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries

    MS may impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries

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    Or, as he said on Friday , the waiver will give enrollees "the dignity associated with being able to earn the things they are receiving". Ten states - Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah and Wisconsin - have already requested a waiver from CMS so they can add work requirements to Medicaid.
  • Saudi women enter stadium to watch soccer for the first time

    Saudi women enter stadium to watch soccer for the first time

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    The move is Saudi Arabia's first social reform planned for this year giving women greater rights. Some pictures showed women with children entering the stadium, where signs were posted to indicate an entrance for families. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the driving force behind the loosened restrictions on women. There are still many things women are unable to do without permission, such as applying for passports, travelling overseas, opening a bank account ...
  • Can't serve under President Trump : US Ambassador to Panama quits

    Can't serve under President Trump : US Ambassador to Panama quits

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    The U.S. State Department confirmed Feeley's departure from the post , saying that he chose to "retire for personal reasons, as of 9 March this year", according to Reuters . "Everyone has a line that they will not cross", Goldstein told reporters. She wrote in her resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that she was quitting because the U.S.
  • Hawaii Gets Horrifying Wake-up Call ... Missile Threat False Alarm!!!

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    An Emergency Alert System (EAS) warning banner popped up Saturday during a live sports broadcast that claimed a ballistic missile was expected to hit Hawaii within minutes. Diane Cluxton, who lives on the Big Island, said she was grocery shopping with her husband when she received the false alert this morning. Some people have said that they heard emergency sirens while others say that the sirens never went off.
  • Sadiq Khan speech disrupted by Trump and Brexit supporters

    Sadiq Khan speech disrupted by Trump and Brexit supporters

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    In a video posted on Twitter , one protester says "Ladies and gentlemen, we're here today to make a non-violent, peaceful citizen's arrest". That didn't pan out. As security began to appear, those in the audience started to heckle and slow-hand-clap. As they were being escorted out, they were heard saying: 'We stand under Common Law jurisdiction.
  • Paul Ryan Calls Trump 'Shithole' Comments 'Very Unfortunate, Unhelpful'

    Paul Ryan Calls Trump 'Shithole' Comments 'Very Unfortunate, Unhelpful'

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    The White House meeting on immigration included a bipartisan group of senators. Ryan reiterated he is dedicated to finding a legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - the Obama-era initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as minors - in coming weeks.
  • British Conservative Party deletes tweet congratulating new chairman

    British Conservative Party deletes tweet congratulating new chairman

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    But that was as good as it got for the prime minister. Ostensibly, she maintains that a reshuffle was made necessary by the spate of resignations late previous year of three ministers following separate scandals, including close ally and deputy Prime Minister Damian Green, who was forced to quit over misleading statements he made regarding pornography found on his office computer.
  • Botswana demands clarification on Trump's 'shithole' remarks; Summon US ambassador

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    In their statement, the African ambassadors said they were concerned "about the continuing and growing trend from the USA administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color". "For one, Donald Trump is not their president". The White House did not provide specific results of those tests. "The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday".
  • Donald Trump 'scraps plans to open United Kingdom embassy'

    Donald Trump 'scraps plans to open United Kingdom embassy'

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    Wanted me to cut the ribbon - NO!" Mr Trump said on Friday that he was abandoning next month's trip because he did not like the location and cost of the new embassy building. Yet is one of the most advanced embassies we have ever built". In Washington, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's comment was exclusively about an embassy-related visit.
  • Israeli PM backs United States plan for UNRWA fund cuts

    Israeli PM backs United States plan for UNRWA fund cuts

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    According to PCHR's investigations, at approximately 12:00 on Monday, 08 January 2018, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Waha Resort shore, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles.
  • White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

    White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

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    Trump spoke Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and the Blue House readout of the call said the US president promised he wouldn't attack North Korea while the two Asian nations hold talks. You could give me 30. "I brought them to the off-ice classes I do since they were very interested in that. They still haven't done enough", Trump was quoted as saying in The Wall Street Journal .
  • Geekwire: Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos donate $33M to fund scholarships for Dreamers

    Geekwire: Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos donate $33M to fund scholarships for Dreamers

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    In the statement, Bezos noted that his father came to the USA from Cuba when he was 16, and that he wanted to help "today's Dreamers " with the donation to the scholarship program. As the son of an immigrant himself, Bezos says he's honored he's able to help. "I believe in college opportunity for everyone in the US". It enables many of them to overcome obstacles that seem impossible to the rest of us.
  • GM just introduced a self-driving auto without a steering wheel

    GM just introduced a self-driving auto without a steering wheel

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    Other companies like Ford, Mercedes and Waymo are all planning to release cars with no steering wheels in the near future. General Motors (GM) has asked federal regulators to approve an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel, brake pedals, accelerator "or other unnecessary controls ".
  • Putin praises 'mature politician' Kim Jong

    Putin praises 'mature politician' Kim Jong

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    North Korea's Punngye-ri nuclear test site has recently witnessed increased activities, which could indicate that the reclusive nation may be preparing for yet another missile test. The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month have always been overshadowed by geopolitical tensions, with the North repeatedly test-firing missiles it says are capable of reaching the United States mainland, and detonating its most powerful nuclear device to date.
  • Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

    Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

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    When Reince Priebus was the president's chief of staff, he said that changing libel laws is "something we've looked at" - but didn't elaborate on any potential action. "We want fairness", said Trump. Trump and Republican lawmakers just came away from a Camp David retreat at which they discussed their agenda for the coming year.
  • Arab states to push for east Jerusalem as Palestine capital

    Arab states to push for east Jerusalem as Palestine capital

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    The Trump administration and Israel have threatened to close down a United Nations agency dedicated to helping Palestinian refugees amid rumors that funding to the agency had already been cut. The US has long provided the Palestinian Authority with much-needed budgetary support and security assistance, as well as an additional $304 million for United Nations programs in the West Bank and Gaza .