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One constant in shifting GOP: Trump keeps being Trump

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Yet even after a late summer of bitter exchanges between the two, there stood McConnell a week ago at the tax event, grinning and clapping next to the president. There's no question the GOP tax bill is a lousy deal for high-tax-bracket people like me who live in a high-tax blue state like California or NY. Read More »

Corey Feldman 'Under Investigation For Sexual Battery'

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The woman filed the report on Monday, claiming the actor committed the sexual battery on her on February 4, 2017, said Los Angeles police Officer Sal Ramirez. This is a group fighting to make a law in NY that makes it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults. While the Santa Barbara Police Department did confirm audio tapes of a 1993 police interview in which Feldman named specific men he says molested him, police also say they can not investigate his claims due to the ... Read More »

Rep. Steve King attends Oval Office signing of bill targeting opioid trafficking

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In the most recent Weekend Edition, the Daily Journal reported that Kankakee County had reached an all-time high in drug overdose deaths, most of which can be attributed to opioids, heroin, fentanyl and cocaine. The new law, called the International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology ( INTERDICT) Act , authorizes $9 million for Customs and Border Patrol to buy and man high-tech scanners that can quickly detect fentanyl and its many ... Read More »

Trump aide say critical book is 'pile of trash'

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The book , authored by Michael Miller , paints Trump as a leader who doesn't grasp the job as president and quotes White House aides who question his sanity and competence. But, really, we are against people who don't tell the truth. Regardless of how the interview went in actuality, though, the "one viewer" that Tapper claimed Miller had in mind at least considered it to be a success. Read More »

NAACP calls for anti-Trump protest at College Football Championship

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The white was meant to mock the "snowflake" insult that Trump supporters have made against those who oppose the US president. At least two groups had protests planned near to the time of Trump's arrival at the stadium for the game between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia . Read More »

LG Brings Google Assistant To ThinQ Smart TVs

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LG today announced its OLED and Super UHD smart TV lineup, which will all include the company's new ThinQ AI technology . Also, the new LG TVs based on ThinQ AI branding will let users pass instructions such as "search for the soundtrack of this movie" or "turn off the TV when this program is over" even without repeating the name of the program or entering any specific time. Read More »

'Mad' Cow on runway causes havoc at Indian airport

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In another incident, two flights landing at Ahmedabad airport had to be diverted after a cow was spotted at the airport. The bovine moved slowly past the security at a cargo gate at the airport in India's state of Gujarat to ramble near the runway, sparking a rodeo chase with guards. Read More »

Gov. Bevin weighs in on Rep. Hoover's resignation as Speaker

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Rep. Hoover was back at work on Tuesday, and made waves by forcing a vote on a potential House rule-change that could make it more hard for lawmakers to discipline each other. "This has been a very hard and emotional time for all concerned", said Mac Brown, chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky, in a statement Monday evening. Read More »

Irish abortion plan 'may be step too far'

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Health Minister Simon Harris said today that expects that legislation for a referendum on the 8th amendment should be before the Oireachtas by February. Irish justice minister Charlie Flanagan has indicated he supports the repeal of the eighth amendment, saying he did not believe it was an issue that should be in the constitution. Read More »

Martha McSally launches Senate campaign in heated GOP race

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There's a similar twist the ad applies to McSally's status as the first woman to fly Air Force combat missions. McSally is joining the race to replace GOP Sen. Trump pardoned Arpaio last August, setting off a firestorm of controversy. "Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life's work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration", Trump said in a statement at the time . Read More »

Rubio Convinced Cubans Knew About Attacks on Americans

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He argued that the Cuban government is watching American diplomats 24/7 in the most "heavily monitored city in the Western Hemisphere". State Department Acting Assistant Secretary Francisco Palmieri said today that since the expulsion, the Cuban government "has engaged in a pattern of trying to discredit the theories related to these attacks". Read More »

SEBI bars PwC from auditing listed firms for two years

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The punishment is for PwC's failure to find out that outsourcing company Satyam Computer Services was indulging in a billion-dollar fraud which came to light in 2009. The promoters allegedly inflated revenue, fabricated invoices, falsified accounts and income tax returns, and forged fixed deposit receipts to paint a rosy picture of the company's financials. Read More »

Pope calls for world to keep hope alive for migrants and refugees

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After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, Japan's subsequent surrender ended World War II. A short caption explains the content and origin of the photo, it reads in part: "The young boy's sadness is expressed only in his gesture of biting his lips which are oozing blood". Read More »

Airbus China Appoints Chairman and CEO

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Beijing may also be set to place a large order of Airbus planes as Macron said his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had confirmed to him that a contract would be finalized shortly. Meanwhile, French beef producers hailed a deal reached during Macron's visit that China would end its embargo on French beef imposed in 2001 after Europe's "mad cow" disease scare of the late 1990s. Read More »

UIDAI allows Airtel Aadhaar re-verification till March 31

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Datar also said he did not know what the Centre was doing and added that he was "clueless" about how a Virtual ID would help address the issue of privacy, especially in rural areas. Apart from the Virtual ID , it has also introduced another "Limited KYC" feature. In a recent online survey, conducted by social engagement platform LocalCircles, 52% of the respondents said they feared that their Aadhaar data might not be safe from unauthorised access by hackers and information sellers. Read More »

Oil tanker still ablaze, search for missing crew continues

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Bad weather at the sea has made the rescue and cleanup efforts hard. "We believe flames would last for two weeks or a month considering previous cases of oil tank accidents", Park Sung-Dong said. The ministry official said authorities suspect the tanker caught fire as soon as it hit the freighter carrying grain. However, it is safe to say that the disaster has the potential to be the worst since 1991, when 260,000 tonnes of oil leaked off the Angolan coast. Read More »

Chandigarh stalking case: BJP leader's son Vikas Barala granted bail

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After facing rejection four times on his bail plea by a trial court, prime accused in Chandigarh stalking case , Vikas Barala, was finally granted bail on Thursday by Punjab and Haryana High Court . It was also argued that the accused belonged to a well-connected political family and it was possible that he may use his clout to influence the trial of the case, if released on bail. Read More »

Yemen's Houthis threaten to block Red Sea shipping lane

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Yemen lies beside the southern mouth of the Red Sea, one of the most important trade routes in the world for oil tankers, which pass near Yemen's shores while heading from the Middle East through the Suez Canal to Europe. The blockade has massively reduced the amount of food and relief reaching the country, global aid groups say, even though the coalition has since allowed certain aid deliveries in. Read More »

Wednesday January 10, 2018

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Denton County is under a winter weather advisory Thursday afternoon, January 11, from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. Expect some clouds through the day Tuesday with breezy south winds, and a high of 48 in the late afternoon. High: 50. Wind chill values are expected to occasionally fall to zero to minus-15 degrees. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 miles per hour in the morning. Read More »

Logan Paul Slammed On Twitter By Sophie Turner

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YouTube is removing some of the complete and partial copies of Paul's video when it determines they violate its guidelines, a company representative said in a statement . Now with that said: "Buckle the f*** up, because you're never gonna see a video like this again!" Logan Paul recently went to a forest at the base of Mt. Read More »

Novo Nordisk revises up offer for Ablynx to $3.1 billion

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Shares in Ablynx were suspended on Monday morning in Brussels at the request of the market regulator. Image: Novo Nordisk headquarters in Bagsværd, Denmark. An acquisition would be the first by Novo Nordisk CEO Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, who took over a year ago. Unfortunately, this offer was again refused by the Board of Directors of Ablynx. Read More »

Peel Hunt Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Nostrum Oil & Gas (LON:NOG)

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Zooming in closer on shares of Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc ( NOG .L), we have noted that the Plus Directional Indicator is now above the Minus Directional Indicator. Gen IV Investment Opportunities LLC acquired a new stake in Northern Oil & Gas during the third quarter worth about $989,000. (AMEX: NOG ) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.86429. Read More »

Pakistan name squad for T20 series against New Zealand

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Pakistan's top all-rounder Imad Wasim has been ruled out of the T20 series in New Zealand after the national selectors confirmed that he is yet to recover completely from a knee injury. Furthermore, Sohaib Maqsood was not considered for selection due to back injury and will undergo rehabilitation at the NCA. The side will be captained by wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed. Read More »

DEP halts Mariner 2 Pipeline construction

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The system is expected to begin operation in the second quarter of this year. Under the DEP order , Sunoco must immediately stop all work previously authorized by state DEP permits, which cover all 17 of the Pennsylvania counties spanned by the pipeline , until a slew of conditions are met. Read More »

Trudeau ducks chatting about trip to Aga Khan's island

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Ms. Dawson said that should be removed and the test should be whether a gift can reasonably be seen to have been given to influence, regardless of relationships. Dawson ultimately ruled Trudeau and the Aga Khan could not call themselves "friends" as defined under the ethics code. Trudeau later publicly confirmed he was taken there by the Aga Khan's private helicopter. Read More »

China govt destroys mega-church with dynamite

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Police cordoned off the area around the Golden Lampstand Church church in Linfen, Shanxi province, on Sunday before construction workers detonated explosives inside, according to witnesses and the head pastor. Religious groups must register with local religious affairs authorities under Chinese law, the report said, adding the church was illegally constructed almost a decade ago in violation of building codes. Read More »