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Oprah Winfrey 'thinking' about running for president

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But I don't think she's actively considering it at this time". "I like Oprah ", Trump said, adding, "I don't think she's going to run". The White House has already chimed in on Monday, welcoming Winfrey as a potential Trump rival. What Democrats need is a candidate who is willing to back the myriad progressive issues which have always been supported by the majority of Americans , and who will gladly trade political expediency for popular support. Read More »

Warm Wednesday, then cold front enters Topeka area, with snow expected overnight

South wind 13 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 26 miles per hour. “It is along and after the passage of the cold front that the valleys should experience their best chance of snow, ” the Weather Service warned. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches. Cloudy, with a high near 18. Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 46 and an overnight low of 23. Read More »

State Department Approves Possible $133.3 Million Missile Deal With Japan

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Trump, went ahead after the summit with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe , saying the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea was over and added that the two countries were working to counter the "dangerous aggressions". The proposal to build two Aegis Ashore batteries without the missiles will likely cost at least $2 billion and was not likely to be operational until 2023 at the earliest, sources familiar with the plan told Reuters in December. Read More »

OU Gymnast Speaks Out On Sexual Abuse

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Manly represents 107 females suing two institutions that employed Nassar: USA Gymnastics , the Indianapolis-based group that trains Olympians; and Michigan State University. When Nichols' coach learned of Nassar's unorthodox treatments, the story unraveled, including a friendship on Facebook which Nichols now recognizes as typical grooming by an abuser toward a young victim. Read More »

Dense fog warning issued by Met Office

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It is in place from 7pm tonight to 11am on Thursday morning. Heavy fog today in towns like Letterkenny is to continue tomorrow with subzero temperatures overnight, according to Met Eireann . While there will be some bright or sunny spells, a "good deal of cloud" is also forecast. "It will be chilly tomorrow with mist and fog patches lingering through the morning". Read More »

Syria Denounces Israel's Air and Missile Attack, Shot one Jeet

At least 18 people have been killed in a auto bomb blast in Idlib, Syria's largest rebel-held city, activists and a war monitoring group said. It is fighting alongside the Fateh al-Sham Front, a former al-Qaeda affiliate, to repel a Syrian army offensive launched past year. Read More »

Anurag Kashyap hails SC order on anthem

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The court has also ordered that a government commission be established to recommend further decisions on whether the anthem should be played in theatres. Justice D Y Chandrachud, one of the judges on the bench, was especially vocal in his criticism of the Order, saying that people need not wear their patriotism "on their sleeves". Read More »

China could slow/halt US Treasury purchases

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China has the world's biggest currency reserves, approximately $3 trillion, and is the biggest foreign holder of US government debt, with $1.19 trillion in Treasuries as of October 2017, data from the Treasury Department show. China's purchases of Treasuries will slow when its trade surplus slows. The yield on 10-year Treasuries was four basis points higher at 2.59 percent as of 12:16 p.m.in London, reversing a decline to 2.54 percent earlier Wednesday. Read More »

All shops in borough set to charge for plastic bags

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The 5p charge on plastic bags is set to be enforced in corner shops and other small retailers, as the government extends its plans to tackle "throwaway culture". Announcing a consultation on removing the remaining exemptions, Mrs May will say that the tax shows the effectiveness of well-judged state intervention. Read More »

Batting carnage as South Africa blast India aside

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Kirsten was disappointed at the Indian shot-making. They are not bound by history but seem to be on a mission to create their own. He's performing for us now, even away from home. The Indian had their best chance to record a victory at Cape Town . It's the team management which has to take the call. Cape Town had all three in abundance. Read More »

Discovery leaving Silver Spring for NY

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David Zaslav , Discovery's president and CEO, said the company "must evolve" with a media industry that is "increasingly global, more consumer-focused and more multi-platform". The company told employees it has "not yet embarked on all the planning to determine which functions will be moved to which location". "Maryland is where the magic of Discovery first began". Read More »

UIDAI to introduce Virtual ID, limited KYC to improve Aadhaar privacy

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The Virtual ID will be a temporary 16-digit number which will be mapped to a person's Aadhaar . The UIDAI - the authority that runs the government's Aadhaar programme - said today the initiative, which is aimed at minimising instances of leak and misuse of Aadhaar numbers, would enhance privacy of the 119 crore people issued the identification number. Read More »

South Africa: Zuma Launches State Capture Inquiry

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Mr Zuma - who has always denied the claims, as do the Guptas - challenged the public protector in court over a recommendation for South Africa's chief justice to name the inquiry's presiding judge. Ramaphosa is set to distance himself from Zuma as the ANC seeks to retain its absolute majority in next year's general elections even if the latter still retains a constituency of support within the movement after 10 years as its leader. Read More »

Major blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

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Large plumes of smoke can be seen rising over the plant but there are no reports of any injuries. The fire spread to vehicles outside the shed and fire officers said they had to adopt a "defensive stance" because of the danger of explosion from fuel tanks and oxyacetylene cutting equipment. Read More »

New Jersey man stripped of his USA citizenship

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Last Friday, a federal judge in New Jersey revoked his naturalisation, reverting him back to lawful permanent resident, which means that he can be subject to removal proceedings. This was the first case of a person losing his or her citizenship because of an initiative of the current government that is aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration . Read More »

Trump administration removes Florida from offshore drilling list

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Gov. Rick Scott will deliver his eighth and final State of the State address Tuesday on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session. "I am removing Florida from consideration from any new oil and gas platforms". "But now, suddenly, Secretary Zinke announces plans to drill off Florida's coast and four days later agrees to 'take Florida off the table, '" Nelson said in an emailed statement . Read More »

Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters reporters

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A district judge said police charged the pair under a section of the Official Secrets Act which punishes anyone who "obtains, collects, records or publishes... Several had the message "journalism is not a crime" or "release the arrested journalists now" on their T-shirts. "We call on local authorities to immediately, unconditionally release Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo", said Shawn Crispin, CPJ's senior Southeast Asia representative. Read More »

Case Against Bundy Dismissed with Prejudice

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Ammon and Ryan Bundy also led a 41-day standoff with federal officials at an OR wildlife preserve two years ago. Prosecutors have faced several losses in OR and Nevada arising from armed Bundy standoffs over federal control of vast stretches of land in the U.S. Read More »

The Evolution of the North Korea Crisis through China's Eyes

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North Korea completed technical work to restore the line that will start operating on Wednesday, South Korea's vice unification minister Chun Hae-sung reported. Cheerleading, though, might well become an official Olympic sport in the years ahead. The International Olympics Committee said Monday it would extend the deadline for North Korean athletes to register for the games. Read More »

South Africa vs India 2018, 1st Test: Hits and misses

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As Kagiso Rabada showed, when the ball got a bit softer, it took genuine pace and serious effort to prise out batsmen. Earlier, it was the ideal start for the Indians as overnight batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma played out the first hour without losing a wicket. Read More »

Shia body chief — Madrasas produce terrorists

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Rizvi has also urged the Prime Minister to shut down all madarsa boards. "At the same time, Mullas are using these madrasas as money minting machines for they get huge donations from overseas and also from some terror outfits in the name of religious education", Rizvi has said adding that thus they do no good to the society but add to unemployment in the country. Read More »

Israel Told It Will Have to "Share" Jerusalem

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He added that the organization "must disappear" because the Palestinians' right to return to Israel was a stance meant to eliminate the State of Israel. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told Newsweek . Critics have warned that thousands of children could turn to Hamas schools, for example, if UNRWA schools are forced to close. Read More »

Devastating mudslides kill 13 people in California

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Helicopters were used to pluck more than 50 people from rooftops because downed trees and power lines blocked roads, and dozens more were rescued on the ground, including a mud-caked 14-year-old girl pulled from a collapsed Montecito home where she had been trapped for hours. Read More »

Libyan navy rescues 272 migrants from stranded boats

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On Sunday, the Libyan navy said it rescued 272 migrants. A year ago alone, 3,116 people died attempting the crossing, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), including 2,833 from Libya. They had left Libya Saturday evening on a makeshift craft with 140 other migrants from various African countries, but their motor broke down a few hours later. Read More »

JNU PhD scholar Mukul Jain goes missing, police launches probe

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The case was handed over to the CBI in May in 2017, after the Delhi police failed to find any breakthrough. Mukul Jain, who was pursuing his PhD from the Indira Gandhi National Open University had a co-guide at JNU's School of Life Sciences, the Hindustan Times reported. Read More »

WH's Miller Responds: CNN Has 'Very Low Journalistic Standards'

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He then noted the "subtle" tension between Miller and Tapper, especially when the CNN host told his guest to "settle down." "The segment was over and Mr. The attacks from CNN continued and he ended with a very disrespectful "I think you have wasted enough of my viewers time". Trump himself commented on the interview Sunday morning. Read More »

Donald Trump: I could beat Oprah in presidential election

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Trump, speaking with reporters during a White House meeting with lawmakers, said in response to a question, "Yeah I'll beat Oprah ". Speculation about a 2020 White House bid by Winfrey blew up on social media and news outlets after her rousing "new day" speech at the Golden Globes awards show on Sunday night, which touched on female and black empowerment, her roots in poverty and support of those who speak up about sexual abuse and harassment. Read More »

Search for MH370 officially resumes today

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A woman leaves a message of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, including six Australians. Read More »

Fired Google engineer's lawsuit claims discrimination

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Google said it fired Damore for violating the company code of conduct and advancing "harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace". But Damore said he would "welcome" the chance to go back to work for Google ― whose workforce is still disproportionately white and male ― and continue fighting for the rights of men, Caucasian people and conservatives. Read More »

Mob arrests in Italy, Germany collar almost 170 people

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Police in Germany and Italy have arrested 169 people and seized nearly $US60 million in assets as part of an anti-mafia operation targeting a cross-border extortion racket, according to Italian news agency ANSA . Investigators said that the clan had taken over the local economy around the Calabrian town of Cirò Marina before branching out into Germany where Calabrian restaurateurs were ordered to buy wine and pizza dough from the mafia. Read More »

Thousands stranded after more heavy snow in the Alps

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In the French Alps, a slight break in the weather meant rescuers could begin looking for a British skier who went missing on Sunday in the resort of Tignes, police said. Imesch says Tuesday "there is nothing to panic about, everything is fine". Mud and rockslides, as well as flooding, closed a number of roads across Valais. Read More »