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Speculation Of A Mitt Romney Senate Run Keeps Growing

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The former GOP presidential nominee has kept mostly mum on the topic of his plans after Utah's longtime Sen. According to The New York Times , Kem Gardner, a Utah business leader and Romney friend, told Utah Gov. The text message was shared by Gardner to quell Herbert. "If he's going to run, let's go". Trump aggressively encouraged Senator Orrin Hatch a year ago to run for re-election in order to block Romney from the seat. Read More »

Oprah Winfrey continues sexual abuse discussions

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She just happened to be the person photographed with the pig [referring to Harvey Weinstein ] in the picture. In the video, Seal explained that what he posted was intended as "commentary on the hypocritical and double standard nature and behavior of Hollywood ". Read More »

Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

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In his homily, Francis quoted a line from his message for the day, published August 21: "Every stranger who knocks on our door is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ, who identifies himself with the foreigner who has been accepted or rejected in every age (cf. Read More »

Hijab-cutting attack in Toronto never happened

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On Friday, Khawlah Noman reported a man attempted to twice cut off her hijab with scissors as she walked to school. She crossed the street and he followed. He was wearing black prescription glasses, a black hooded sweater, black trousers and brown gloves, police said.School officials notified police and Khawlah's family immediately after the girl reported the incident to them, according to the Toronto District School Board. Read More »

Broncos WR Carlos Henderson arrested on marijuana charge

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Henderson was reportedly the passenger in the vehicle and admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day, before denying that he had eaten any prior to the stop. The 23-year-old Louisiana native underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left thumb and was placed on injured reserve in September. Officers saw "thick green residue" in Henderson's mouth during their search, but Henderson denied eating the marijuana. Read More »

Probe after man found dead in Co Dublin laneway

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A technical examination is being carried out and there are up to six garda vehicles at the scene along with an ambulance. Local fishmonger Andy Spencer, who works around the corner from the scene of the accident, said everyone in the community has been hit by the tragedy. Read More »

Mercer County group honors life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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Later that year, EBONY sat down with civil rights activist and widow Coretta Scott-King, where she spoke on the passing of her husband, coping with his loss and continuing to fight for justice even after his assassination. Since being elected president, Donald Trump has worked to undo numerous legislative and civil rights achievements realized by President Barack Obama. Read More »

Lawmakers seek deal on immigration, border security

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In this January 9, 2017, photo, Sen. In addition, we stand with the almost 700,000 Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) students who are being affected by the decision of the Trump Administration to end DACA pending Congress review. Read More »

SC to hear tomorrow pleas for probe in judge BH Loya's death

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A controversy arose in November 2017 when a publication carried articles, quoting close family members , raising suspicions on his death. Judge Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh "fake encounter" case, had allegedly died of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding of a colleague's daughter. Read More »

Not In A Position To Release Cauvery Water To Tamil Nadu: Siddaramaiah

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Earlier in the day, Palaniswami had dashed off a letter to Siddaramaiah seeking release of Cauvery water. However, Karnataka till January 9 had released only 111.647 tmcft, leaving a deficit of over 60 tmcft. Though the Samba crop cultivation commenced soon after and the rainfall due to the north east monsoon was helpful in the beginning, its intensity became heavy and "destructive" by October end past year, he said. Read More »

It is up to the parties to resolve the Karabakh conflict - Lavrov

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This work was carried out intensively and consistently a year ago. Sergei Lavrov said: "In order to have a transparent border, our actions should be synchronized". Russian Federation launched a military intervention in Syria in 2015, propping up President Bashar al-Assad's regime after a popular revolt was crushed by a brutal crackdown. Read More »

Racist 'royal' slur lands UKIP leader in trouble

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In the vile messages, the model said Markle would "taint" the royal family, that she had a "tiny brain" and that black people were ugly. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Bolton said: 'The romantic element of the relationship is over, I'm afraid, as of last night'. Read More »

Weather Authority: Light snow continues Monday

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Today will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Saturday: Partly cloudy with light winds and highs into the lower 30's. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Tonight: Partly cloudy with patchy fog developing. South wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Read More »

SEC revokes Rappler certificate of incorporation

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The SEC said a special panel that it created in July 2017 to conduct an in-depth investigation of Rappler found that the news website is being funded and controlled by eBay founder and entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar. Duterte has publicly attacked a leading newspaper, the Philippine Daily Inquirer , and ABS-CBN TV network for biased reporting, including on his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs that has left thousands of mostly poor suspects dead since he rose to power in 2016. Read More »

9 killed in clashes near Tripoli airport

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An armed group launched an attack in the airport area, where there are more than 2,500 prisoners serving sentences for various crimes, said the special anti-terrorist forces " Rada ", which are responsible for airport security, on their facebook page. Read More »

Brexit on the agenda as London's Lord Mayor meets Nicola Sturgeon

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Of course, there is no alternative arrangement that can deliver the jobs, people and economic benefit that come from remaining members of the European Union - but if the United Kingdom continues down the path of leaving the EU, it is the Prime Minister's duty to do as little harm as possible to the economy. Read More »

RAF Typhoon Jets Scrambled To Intercept Russian Planes Near UK's Airspace

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Reuters reported that the Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland. RAF jets were also scrambled from Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers in September. The RAF is yet to confirm the type of Russian planes as the "live operation" is still in progress. Other instances where RAF aircraft have been scrambled to meet Russian bombers in United Kingdom airspace include an incident in May when two Typhoons responded to a "quick alert". Read More »

Monday's First Warning Forecast: A chilly and windy start to the week

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As of now, most areas will see 1"-2" of accumulation. Expect low temperatures in the single digits and teens by Tuesday morning. Wind chills will be -20 to -40 in these areas. Highs will warm into the mid 40s tomorrow and it will not be as windy. Monday starts off with the potential for a light coating of snow in spots (mainly north) and could lead to some slick spots on the road ways. Read More »

Donald Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system

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Trump spoke briefly to reporters as he entered the Trump International Golf Course with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The ministry also asked the ambassador to clarify whether the USA regarded Botswana as a "shithole" country , adding that Trump's comments were "highly irresponsible, reprehensible, and racist ". Read More »

Toulon stand by Bastareaud after alleged homophobic slur

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France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has apologised after being cited for appearing to direct homophobic abuse at a Benetton player during Toulon's 36-0 European Champions Cup win. World Rugby's rules state "verbal abuse includes, but is not limited to abuse based on: religion, colour, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation", meaning a suspension could be headed the centre's way. Read More »

South Africa Summons US Official Over Trump 'Insult'

In South Africa, addressing the media ahead of the ruling African National Congress's 8 January statement in East London on Saturday, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte described Trump's comments as "unfortunate". Republican strategist John Thomas argued to CNN over the weekend that President Donald Trump's alleged "shithole" remarks about African countries made made sense if one would take the time to "drill down" on the sentiments. Read More »

GOP Rep. Says Trump's Remarks On Haiti, Africa Are 'Indefensible'

Asked about the comments he was reported to have made, including a reference to African nations as " s**thole countries ", Mr Trump indicated he did not say what had been attributed to him. Instead, Trump had also invited some of Congress' hard-line opponents of the bipartisan agreement being put together by the six-member working group led by Durbin and Graham. Read More »

Goa minister's abusive tweet: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah says it's disgraceful

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It was also criticised strongly on social media, with the hashtag '#BJPInsultsKannadigas' featuring among the top trends of the day. He was speaking after visiting Kanakumbi along with officials. Belagavi District in-charge Minister M B Patil said that stern action will be taken against Goa state, if its Irrigation Minister Vinod Palekar and its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar , do not unconditionally apologise for the foul language used to describe Kannadigas . Read More »

Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador

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This comes immediately after Britain denied a request by Ecuador to issue diplomatic status to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the country's London embassy since 2012 on 11 January. Assange: Threats against me won't be tolerated 02:11In a briefing Tuesday, Espinosa said Ecuador will continue to pursue a dialogue with the United Kingdom to eventually remove Assange from the embassy. Read More »

Alerts for snow this morning, risky chills this evening

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There is a 20 percent chance of light snow. After Friday's record high temperature, this week in the Lehigh Valley is off to a frigid start, with some more snow on the way. That's not the case in Greenville, Clemson and the rest of the Upstate, in addition to Florence and the Pee Dee area. A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Monday night through Tuesday night . Read More »

NYPD Officer Struck by Car Near Times Square

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Officers give chase - at least one with his gun drawn - but the vehicle takes off down 42nd Street and gets away. Ian Wallace, an NYPD officer, attempted to intercept the vehicle, by standing directly in front of it - ordering the driver to "stop". Read More »

Sleet and snow set to return on bitterly cold winds

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Temperatures are due to remain low with frequent wintry showers as well as the risk of flooding on the Atlantic coast. The wind-chill factor will mean it will feel bitingly cold. Southwesterly winds will become more westerly in direction through the night. Minimum temperature 2 °C. "Feeling bitterly cold on Tuesday with a strong to gale force westerly wind feeding in frequent wintry showers". Read More »

Columbine fanboy starts knife fight bloodbath in high school, injuring 15

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Another witness added: "There is blood everywhere in the school". The local health ministry confirmed the 16-year-old and the female teacher were in a "serious condition" with other reports describing their prospects as "grave". Police and ambulances were called at 10:20 am local time Monday (00:20 a.m. ET) to School No. 127 in the Motovilikhinsky area of the city, which lies near the Ural Mountains about 850 miles to the east of Moscow . Read More »

Qatar claims UAE violated its airspace, again

The plane was travelling from the UAE to Bahrain on January 3 when it flew over Qatar's special economic zone "without prior authorisation", the Foreign Ministry said. It recently restored full diplomatic relations with Iran , with which it shares a massive offshore natural gas field that made the country and its about 250,000 citizens extremely wealthy. Read More »