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HUD announces funds for homeless programs

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Homelessness has risen this winter, with more people being listed without a permanent address. The continuum of care grants provided will give support to individuals and families across the state. Los Angeles County - which has the nation's second-highest number of homeless people of any region at more than 55,000 - will receive about $122 million. Read More »

NITI Aayog's Interactive Session on Economic Policy

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended an interactive session with over 40 economists and other sectoral experts here. He said that the meeting was a traditional practice since the formation of the NITI Aayog . The meeting comes against the backdrop of data which showed the economy is estimated to grow 6.5%, a four-year low in 2017-18, hurt by the impact of demonetisation and rollout issues linked to GST. Read More »

Photographer Terry Richardson Under Investigation by NYPD for Sex Crimes

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One of the models, Caron Bernstein , was part of a story on Richardson last month in which she detailed a sexual assault at his studio, after which a detective contacted her for an interview. They joined an expanding list of brands no longer working with Richardson, including H&M, Target and Aldo, to which high-end fashion houses Valentino and Bulgari have since been added. Read More »

Facebook will focus on friends over publishers in the News Feed

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It's a point Zuckerberg acknowledged in his post, writing that "video and other public content have exploded on Facebook in the past couple of years". "I'm changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions", CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page . Read More »

Syrian troops reach gates of key rebel-held air base

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Last October, Syrian regime forces launched a major offensive in Syria's Hama province with the support of Iranian-backed militias and Russian air cover. In Idlib, ground attacks and airstrikes have escalated as a rapidly-moving government offensive gains momentum, jeopardizing the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians, said Zeid, noting that an explosion on January 7 reportedly killed 28 civilians. Read More »

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is now 'Doctor'

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Among other grounds for opposition, the PIL says Banerjee had once declared to have completed Ph.D degree, but in March 1985, it was found that the University of East Georgia from which she claimed to have secured the degree did not even exist. Read More »

East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds becomes Education Secretary

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He was Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from May 2015 before becoming Employment Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions in July 2016. The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "Nick Timothy left Downing Street more than seven months ago and he doesn't speak for the Prime Minister or for the Government". Read More »

Emre Can's move from Liverpool to Juventus talked up by Germany teammate

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Alternatively. the Liverpool FC boss could be tempted to sell Can in a cut-price deal to ensure the Merseyside outfit secure some sort of return for the versatile midfielder. With Can yet to agree fresh terms at Anfield and able to leave on a free transfer this summer, Khedira has urged his club to do whatever they can to sign the player to further strengthen a Juventus side that now sit second in the Italian Serie A league table behind Napoli. Read More »

Iraqi Forces Capture ISIS Leader Who Executed Homosexuals

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Hisham al-Hishami, an adviser to Middle Eastern governments and the Iraqi government on ISIS matters, confirmed the validity of the reports to Newsweek . One of the ISIS executioners who most aggressively targeted gay people was captured this week. A photograph appears to confirm his capture. Thousands of LGBTQ people have been living in fear in countries like Iraq and Syria due to the presence of the homophobic and anti-LGBTQ group ISIS. Read More »

Shares Seesawing -1.25% on Volume: JMP Group Inc (JMPC)

The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time. In finance, it serves many purposes, and is often used to represent the price change of a commodity. This measurement is based on closing prices over a specific period of time. Trading activity relates to the liquidity of a security. Academic research has shown that stocks close to their 52 week highs tend to outperform. Read More »

Russian man smashes into store with tank, steals wine

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Police said the man commandeered the armored personnel carrier from a local driving school that teaches driving skills to future army conscripts. In a surprise to nobody, witnesses reported the driver was already inebriated when he crashed the combat vehicle into the store. Read More »

Grandparents who claimed pot was meant for Christmas gifts arrested again

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The Lincoln Journal Star reports the 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 70-year-old wife were arrested Tuesday along Interstate-80 in northeast Nebraska. The Jirons, both of Clearlake Oaks, California, declined to comment Wednesday afternoon before a brief appearance in Lancaster County Court. The cash allegedly tested positive for marijuana residue. Read More »

(COST) Shares Sold by Ashfield Capital Partners LLC

Costco Wholesale Corp. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s quarterly revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. The stock decreased 0.71% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $187.75. Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at 9.30% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is expected to reach 9.54% in coming 5 years. Read More »

BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari, wife suffers heart attack in UP jail, hospitalised

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Jail Superintendent of Banda, Ram Sewak Chaudhary said that Ansari suffered a heart attack while meeting his wife in the prison and she too developed chest pain. Meanwhile kin of the mafia don, who is facing 18 court cases related to murder, extortion, abduction and other crimes, said that they were waiting for the two to recuperate completely. Read More »

Pak-US cooperation imperative for regional peace: Foreign Office

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He said on the basis of intelligence shared with the USA, we were able to secure the region and decimate Al Qaida. Working towards enduring peace requires mutual respect and trust alongwith perseverance. "Details were also provided on how Indian belligerence and unhelpful posturing is distracting Pakistan's counter terrorism efforts and how an active RAW/NDS nexus is verifiably working to undermine Pakistan's internal stability", he added. Read More »

UK says limit kids to 2 sugary snacks

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But Chris Snowdon from the Institute of Economic Affairs said: "Telling parents what they can and can't allow their children to snack on is just another addition to the long list of unnecessary interferences from Public Health England ". Read More »

What Zuma wants if he is to quit the presidency

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ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa reportedly said the ANC was aware of discussions between Zuma and Ramaphosa about "how to we ensure Luthuli House remains a centre of power without undermining the office of the president of the republic", but said he knew nothing of Zuma's reported conditions. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Thailand

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Besides, all member nations will have to bear the cost of making Hindi one of the official languages of the UN. She further stated that there are rules in the United Nations that make it hard for Hindi to become the Official language of India because the rules state that the decision should be supported by two thirds of the members. Read More »

Palestinian Authority Paid Terrorists Over $347 Million in 2017

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The Palestinian Authority paid terrorists and their families more than $347 million past year, according to its own records. A PA terrorist serving a sentence of between three and five years in an Israeli prison gets NIS 2,000 a month in "salary", while the payments for terrorists serving 25 to 30 years can be as high as NIS 10,000 a month. Read More »

Trump will Give Fake News Awards

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They are all bad. Fox News was the clear victor among Democrats (53 percent), but CNN was the victor among Republicans (40 percent). To end 2017 and welcome in the New Year, the president drafted a tweet wishing his "friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year". Read More »

United States said to fatally bomb Afghan militia

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A local MP claimed two USA soldiers were killed in the incident, though the Pentagon denied any troops were killed, and only one wounded. Gresback said they were investigating the incident. soldier and an interpreter. He said the insider attack left 16 Afghan and USA forces dead. Mujahid, while commenting on that incident, confirmed the killing of its eight fighters but claimed ensuing fierce clashes also left 13 Afghan special forces dead. Read More »

Liam Fox - Too soon to seek membership of Trans-Pacific trade deal

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The TPP has so far involved only countries around the Pacific Rim such as Japan , Canada and Mexico . One of Trump's first executive orders -making good on a campaign promise - was to withdraw the United States from the TPP, which had been billed as a counterweight of China's influence in the Asia Pacific region. Read More »

US Trade Rep Blasts Canada WTO Complaint About US Duties

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Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council, said in a statement: "For decades, the Canadian lumber industry has been subject to unfair and unwarranted duties imposed by the U.S. The Canadian government is preparing for the possibility that Trump will withdraw from NAFTA, senior officials say, though they aren't entirely convinced that he will. Read More »

U hoops' Lynch denies sex assault claims, will fight expulsion

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Lynch is accused of digital penetration in one incident, and sexual assault in another. Pacyga wouldn't provide details but called it a "she said, he said" situation made more hard because the allegations were made months after the incidents and key evidence is no longer available. Read More »

Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa To Visit Angola Friday

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The once powerful politician, who is now a harsh critic of the Mnangagwa led government, spoke to the BBC and narrated the manner in which he fled Zimbabwe in addition to fielding questions on the Mugabe regime and plans of going back home. Read More »

Lottery fever: US Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots top $1 billion

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The initial jackpot was estimated at $570 million, but the actual jackpot at the time of the drawing was the lesser amount, $559.7 million, New Hampshire Lottery Spokeswoman Maura McCann said Sunday. "Do you mean $40 million wouldn't change your life?!'" Ms. Hargrove replied with a laugh, referring to the starting jackpot for both Powerball and Mega Millions . Read More »

Copa Del Rey Report: Atletico Madrid v Llieda Esportiu 09 January 2018

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He was signed by Atletico last offseason but couldn't play until now because the Spanish club was temporarily banned by Federation Internationale de Football Association from registering new players. Atletico's only defeat in the 12 matches they have played in their new stadium in all competitions came against Chelsea in the Champions League back in September and that is unlikely to change on Tuesday. Read More »

Turkey summons USA charge d'affaires over Syria: Turkish sources

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In 2014, a USA -led coalition began bombing ISIS and, as the Central Intelligence Agency scaled back support for rebels trying to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Pentagon boosted support for the YPG and other Kurdish forces, which were grouped by the US with some Arab fighters to form the Syrian Democratic Forces in 2015. Read More »

Trump refers to 'sh-thole' countries during immigration meeting

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He said on Twitter on Friday that his language during the meeting was "tough" but insisted: "This was not the language used". Other county leaders reacted to Trump's reported Oval Office comments, which included a demand that Haitians in particular not be included in any immigration deal. Read More »

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 »