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Slowik: Congress should take 'clean' vote on Durbin's DREAM Act

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The urgency grew after President Donald Trump hardened his demands for a deal to protect the immigrants, who are children of illegal immigrants and are now studying and working in the US. The Trump administration is absolutely correct that low-skill immigrants increase the fiscal deficit by consuming more in benefits than they pay in taxes. Read More »

Buckeye Partners, LP (BPL) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts

The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $60.23. The company's stock had a trading volume of 215,356 shares, compared to its average volume of 830,888. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, August 7. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 22 by Berenberg. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 19 by Vetr. Read More »

Warnings as more wintry weather forecast

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Turning windy across the north and west, and through the afternoon a band of rain will creep in across Northern Ireland, northern and western Scotland. These may be extended during the week to cover other parts of the United Kingdom further south. It's a dry and bright looking picture for Sunday, but with quite a lot of cloud around and the wind will pick up in the west later, heralding a change a foot to start the new week. Read More »

Iraq PM say he will lead diverse coalition in May election

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But analysts say he has managed relations with Iraq's Sunni minority better than his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki, and also improved Baghdad's ties with Sunni Saudi Arabia. "Differences between Abadi and Maliki do not stop at registration in a single electoral list, but to original rising of Abadi to prime minister, contrary to the Maliki's desire -which got further rooted in the last four years since Abadi's inaugural", a source speaking under conditions of anonymity said. Read More »

GOP senator: Reports of Trump's 's---hole' comments a 'gross misrepresentation'

Durbin said . "And it is not productive to solving the problem", Perdue said. Trump "has taken our issues off the back burner and thrust them into the spotlight", said Roy Beck, executive director at Numbers USA, which argues for reducing immigration to midcentury levels, before passage of the 1965 immigration overhaul ushered in a new era of migrants. Read More »

Program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

The federal government, citing a recent court order, said Saturday that it is again accepting requests for grants of deferred action under the DACA, or "dreamers", program, which has protected thousands of young people from deportation. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, who presented a compromise that included using the 50,000 visas from the current lottery to extend protection to illegal immigrants from countries such as Haiti and El Salvador. Read More »

Cold, chance of snow forecast in week ahead

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Cold air sticks around on Wednesday with moderating temperatures into the 30s, 40s to near 50 by next weekend. Even with emerging sunshine by the afternoon, temperatures will only warm up a few degrees with highs in the teens and low 20s. Read More »

Peru natural disaster: Fatalities reported after powerful quake hits south coast

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The governor of Peru's Arequipa said that there was minor material damage after the quake, non-serious damage to some roads. INDECI said on Twitter that 65 people were injured. Earthquakes are common in Peru, but many homes are built with precarious materials that can not withstand them. Peru is the world's No. 2 copper producer, although numerous mines in the south are located far inland from where the quake struck. Read More »

Omaha native in Hawaii 'hysterical' after receiving false missile alert

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It was retracted 38 minutes later, in a second message stating that there was no missile threat or danger and that the first message had been a false alarm . Shortly after, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command, Dave Benham, told ABC News in a statement that no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii was detected. Read More »

Erdogan threatens attack on Kurd-held Afrin 'in days ahead'

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Erdogan said the new operation into Afrin would be an extension of Turkey's 2016 incursion into northern Syria, which aimed to combat IS and stem the advance of US -backed Kurdish forces. He also said Turkey could drive YPG forces out of Manbij. Rojhat Roj said shelling of areas in Afrin district, in Aleppo province, had killed one YPG fighter and injured two civilians. Read More »

Pastor who admitted to 'sexual incident' at church placed on leave

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Savage revealed that he was driving the 17-year-old girl home when he took a detour into a wooded area, pulled down his trousers and asked her to perform oral sex on him, which she did, before fondling her breasts. He said he had sinned and taken responsibility, but allegedly told church members of the confrontation. Following his admission, church members stood and applauded Savage for around 20 seconds, The New York Times reported. Read More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events schedule changes due to weather

King's quotes the other day". Scott Thurmond, executive director for Friends of the Mission, said this will be the fifth year Fourth & Hope and Friends of the Mission have invited people to participate in the national day of service. during the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For my 4-year-old daughter, the reason there's no school on a given day doesn't usually register. Read More »

What goes around… 'S***hole' emblazoned onto Trump's DC hotel

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Trump then inquired why the USA couldn't admit more immigrants from countries such as Norway, whose Prime Minister he met on Wednesday, and from Asian countries, who Trump believes might be of benefit to the economy in the United States. Bell has a history of projecting anti-Trump messages on the Trump hotel as well has the Department of Justice. Bell said he had focused his projector onto the building for about 40 minutes. Read More »

Megyn Kelly Says Women Like Fat Shaming, Twitter Screams

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When I was in graduate school, I was putting on weight. I was chubby, by any standard and soon I found myself on the wrong side of some vicious bullies. She continued, "This rhetoric is risky and I want to tell all the girls here: I'm a conservative political analyst; I'm still a very a very political person no matter what (Kelly) has made a decision to do with her career. Read More »

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies

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Annabelle, 21, died from her injuries three days after the head-on crash and Jessica has been in a critical condition in St George Hospital. Jessica remained in a coma, despite undergoing surgery several times. Tributes have poured in for the former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt who sadly died on Thursday. She then filmed a role in the United States film Harmony, which is set for release this year. Read More »

Speeding Car Goes Airborne, Plows Into Second Floor of Building

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A vehicle remains lodged inside the second floor of a Santa Ana dentist office after the driver crashed into the building on January 14, 2018. Officers also said that the driver had admitted to using narcotics and that he or she would be admitted to a local hospital for observation. Read More »

Duke faces Wake Forest in today's college basketball game

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That's the main thing. "To have somebody like that on your team, who's throwing up on the bench on the side, not feeling too good, to have somebody like that come out and still play the way he did and give everything he had, that's just fantastic", Bagley said. Read More »

Trump's remark causes concern immigration deal out of reach

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During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "sh**hole countries". Special status given to about 59,000 Haitian immigrants, that has protected them from deportation following the 2010 natural disaster, will end next year following a Trump administration ruling last month. Read More »

Russian military releases cute puppy video for New Year's

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More than 10 servicemen were wounded in the shelling by "radical Islamists", the report said. The video marks "something of a shift in tone" from the ministry, Newsweek says, compared to its usual focus on "the actions and whereabouts of its two-legged members of the armed forces". Read More »

Difficult Search Goes On in California Mudslides

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All of those killed died of "multiple traumatic injuries due to flash flood with mudslides ", according to the Santa Barbara County Coroner's Office. After the Golden Globes , Winfrey said that she returned to her home and was awoken around 3:45 a.m.by the sound of her dog barking. The mudslides were caused by heavy rain which sent mud and boulders sliding down the hills stripped of vegetation by the recent wildfires in the area. Read More »

Police hope for 'miracle' to find missing in mudslide

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The search for victims of the disaster has carried on in Montecito , where crews are labouring to fix power, water and gas lines as well as clean up massive debris. Two boat companies that normally take tourists out to Channel Islands National Park and on whale-watching excursions were ferrying people between the Ventura and Santa Barbara harbors. Read More »

Calm start to the weekend, but snow returns late Sunday

EXTENDED: Early on Monday morning, we will see a chance of snow for most of our viewing area with a cold front pushing through. This cold front will be bringing with it yet another shot of Arctic air and gusty winds. Yikes! Afternoon highs will stay well below freezing on Tuesday and those single digit lows will extend into Wednesday as well. Wind chills will also be a concern making it feel evening colder. Read More »

Jerusalem should be a shared capital: British FM

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While the Egyptian government was publicly denouncing the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it was also coordinating with popular TV hosts to sway public opinion in the US' favor, The New York Times reported. Read More »

Trump Tweets 'Such Respect' for Iranian People, Pledges US Support

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The Ayatollah Khamenei is the Supreme Leader of Iran. But he also warned that security forces would " show no tolerance for those who damage public properties, violate public order and create unrest in the society". The administration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has done much to perpetuate the myth of reform by so-called "moderates" in Iran. The protest movement's leaders remain under house arrest years later. Read More »

Sub-zero wind chills forecast Sunday, Monday; snow possible Tuesday

Monday night: A 20 percent chance of snow after 4 a.m. Another shot of cold air will blow our tonight into Saturday but other than a random flurry or two, we should be snow-free. Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Wind: N/NE 5-15. High: 24. Sunday night , mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Read More »

Corbyn and Labour membership on collision course over Brexit

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He said: "Once again the very top of Labour, this time Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry, have failed to rule out a second referendum". He told ITV's Peston on Sunday: "We are not supporting or calling for a second referendum". In an interview with The Observer today, the former Ukip leader said he was anxious Brexiteers could "lose the historic victory" they won in 2016 as " The Remain side are making all the running ". Read More »

President Trump's Africa, Haiti remark criticized locally

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Mr Trump announced on Thursday he would not be visiting London to open the new $1bn (728.6m) embassy in Nine Elms, Battersea, in south London, next Tuesday because it was a "bad deal". "When the question was raised about Haitians, for example - we have a group that have temporary protected status in the United States because they were the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval". Read More »

Hamas member injured in Lebanon bomb blast

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Fire fighters doused the vehicle.Hamdan was "slightly wounded" in the attack, a Hamas official in Sidon, Ayman Shanaa, told Palestinian television station Paltoday. However, Hamas' representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka told the local television channel LBC that the explosion did not target any Hamas officials. The Lebanese Army also released a statement soon after the bombing, confirming that an explosion had targeted Hamdan as he was entering his auto. Read More »

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

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The Pegasus Airline's Boeing 737 was flying from the Turkish capital Ankara to Trabzon Airport. No one was injured or killed in the landing , reports said. "We tilted to the side". Mr Yavuz said the cause of the accident was not yet known and the airport closed until 08:00 am local (05:00 GMT). "There was panic, people shouting, screaming", passenger Fatma Gordu was quoted as saying. Read More »

CNN news host's emotional speech after Trump's alleged 's***hole' remarks

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The president reportedly referred to some countries in Africa as a "shithole". The U.S. leader has been under fire at home and overseas after he reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as " shithole countries " during a meeting on an immigration deal with a group of bipartisan lawmakers at the White House on Thursday. Read More »

Magic Johnson tweets support for Luke Walton after team's fourth straight win

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According to one ESPN reporter, the silence is an indication that Walton doesn't have full support from the team. Lakers: They made an early 25-3 run on the way to a 37-18 lead. The younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball played in the Lithuanian league for BC Prienai. And the press! There was all sorts of press, even if National Basketball Association coaches blamed ESPN - unfairly - for LaVar's nonsense. Read More »