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GOP leaders push another short-term spending bill as shutdown looms

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But some House GOP defence hawks are threatening to vote no because they want lawmakers to approve long-term spending for the Pentagon. Republican leaders have repeatedly pointed to a group newly formed last week - one comprised of the second-ranked leaders in both chambers (Durbin and Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas in the Senate, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland in the House) as their preferred mechanism for a deal. Read More »

South Korea releases update on its potential cryptocurrency ban

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An online petition on the presidential office's website has drawn more than 210,000 requests from people asking the government not to ban trading in digital currencies. Its market capitalization declined to $50 billion at present from $123 billion on Jan 4, thanks to a sharp drop in its price. Investors in South Korea and Japan, the two largest cryptocurrency trading nations, were sitting on the sidelines Tuesday waiting for the regulatory uncertainty to clear before placing further ... Read More »

Food Bank's "Serve and Learn" Honors MLK Jr

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Monday, Jan. 15, for a moment of reflection and remembrance to honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The Children's Museum of Houston's 22nd annual MLK Day Celebration on Monday featured artwork, recitations and spiritual songs. They've done it every year since. Read More »

Fine Gael to discuss abortion issue

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In December, the specially convened Oireachtas Committee found that Article 40.3.3, which gives the mother and unborn child equal right to life, is not fit for objective. "Ultimately it will be a matter of the Oireachtas to decide whether there will be a referendum or not and then the people will decide that and it's the Irish people that will make a decision". Read More »

Youth in rural India lack 'foundational skills'

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It is not just English, 25% of the youth could not read basic text fluently even when it was in their own languages. Similarly, almost one out of two (47%) 14-year olds could not read a simple sentence of English; the proportion was two out of five for 18-year olds. Read More »

Figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canada's flag bearers

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The three-time world champions won their eighth Canadian ice dance title Saturday. Ontario's Virtue and Moir stepped away from competition for two years after the last Winter Games but returned as strong as ever. "In accepting this unparalleled honour, we commit to embodying the values and the standards that make Canada such a special place and we vow to embrace the Olympic spirit in its purest form", Moir said. Read More »

Mark Dayton proposes $1.5 billion for construction projects

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Duluth's Glensheen Mansion would be in line for $4 million in repairs, while the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis would receive $13 million for design and repairs. The Democratic governor was set to unveil his so-called bonding bill proposal on Tuesday morning. Dayton's list generally includes a mix of basic infrastructure repairs, new projects on college campuses and water quality improvement measures. Read More »

David Byrne to play Calgary's Jubilee Auditorium on May 21

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Considering that's one of the greatest concert films ever made, we can only imagine how ambitious and innovative Byrne's new stage show will be. He's the mastermind behind Stop Making Sense - widely considered one of the best concert films of all time - and now David Byrne has announced a tour that he says is just as ambitious. Read More »

Snow showers expected into Tuesday morning

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More Hard Freeze Warnings are expected after 9 p.m. area-wide as other winter weather watches and warnings expire. Temperatures are expected to be just below 30 degrees at 9 a.m. However, he said slick road conditions could remain on roads in shaded areas. Troopers are advising several areas of the Interstates, U.S. roads and state toads are beginning to glaze over due to blowing snow and freezing temperatures. Read More »

Red Carpet Welcome Awaits Israeli PM in Narendra Modi's Home State

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They will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram. Netanyahu also lauded Indian democracy and praised the reform policies undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . PM Modi and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe had also held a joint roadshow during the latter's visit here in September 2017. On Tuesday, Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, will leave for Agra to see Taj Mahal. Read More »

Greece: Clashes during Protests against New Cuts

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About 20,000 people joined simultaneous anti-government protests across the country, it was reported . Protesters marched through Athens, Greece , on Monday, January 15, as lawmakers voted to approve new reforms demanded by global lenders supporting bailout loans for the Greek government. Read More »

Aussies offer RM6 million to save Great Barrier Reef

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Unesco's World Heritage Committee previous year decided not to place the Great Barrier Reef on its list of sites "in danger" despite concern over the mass coral bleaching . Things were considered so dire that Outside magazine even published an obituary for the system in October 2016. "The Reef is the planet's greatest living wonder". Read More »

A call for hope at King prayer walk for peace and justice

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Schools, government offices, and the U.S. Stock Market were closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr . Almost 50 years after his father's assassination, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believes President Donald Trump's vulgar and demeaning language to describe immigrants from Africa was "extremely racist". Read More »

Four injured when semi hits school in Lyle

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The accident happened around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Lyle Public School at 700 2nd Street in Lyle. The auto then went into the ditch and the semi left the highway and crashed into the west side of the school. All students are safe and accounted for and are located at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. While at the church, students were checked out by a first responder as a precaution. Read More »

A Village In Siberia Is So Cold Its Thermometer Broke

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Temperatures plunged to minus 62 degrees Celsius (minus 79.6 degrees Fahrentheit) in Russia's iciest region of Yakutia, but Chinese tourists, in an act of bravery, took a swim in the ice-free spring Yeyemu, according to The Siberian Times . Read More »

Child struck by vehicle near St. Raphael Catholic School

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board says the girl was walking with her father to their auto after school on Monday. "The victim was getting into the Mercedes Benz that is parked over there and the Kia was engaged in gear somehow and came on its own without a driver in it and pinned her between the two vehicles", Miller said. Read More »

Did Ben Roethlisberger Play His Final Game In the NFL Yesterday?

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Leonard Fournette capped off the opening drive of the game with a one-yard plunge on fourth and goal. The Jaguars had receivers running wide open all over the field, the result of mental lapses and communication errors . But that's just me. "I know I had a couple of distractions, but at the end of the distractions I kept working and things started to get better toward the end". Read More »

West Ham United vs Shrewsbury Town

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The game finished 0-0 but West Ham nicked it 1-0 in extra time with a goal from Reece Burke. Toni Martinez made his first senior start for West Ham while Reece Oxford made his first competitive appearance for the club since August 2016. Read More »

Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

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Lee, a naturalized US citizen, faces up to ten years in prison if convicted. Officials took Lee into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Lee, who is a naturalized USA citizen, was charged with a single count of unlawfully possessing national defense information, based on a 2012 search that found him to be in possession of two notebooks containing the true names of CIA assets and covert facilities, which are some of the agency's most closely guarded secrets. Read More »

Arrest Made in Shooting at Providence Place Mall

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Police said the injuries suffered by Leonard Liriano of Cranston when he was shot outside the Nordstrom entrance were not life-threatening. The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Pawtucket, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to commit assault with a risky weapon. Read More »

Kate Middleton Had the Sweetest Things to Say About Her Royal Children

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Naturally, this begs the question: is she trying to send a message to us all, in semi-covert, winking fashion, that she is expecting a girl? It's now sold out, but when she first wore the coat, in December of 2014 in New York City , the coat cost around $2,350! The headlines from the British press this morning are related to one particular aspect of the royal occasion, though: Kate's hot-pink coat. Read More »

Cyrille Regis' widow pays tribute to her "precious treasure"

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Cyrille Regis, who has died of a heart attack, aged just 59, helped to change the face of the game forever, and, although no-one fully appreciated it at the time, helped heal the wounds of racial division. "And that's all you can say about Cyrille - good things". "I looked back into the envelope and there was a cotton wool pad wrapped round something". Read More »

Sydney and NSW rail workers to strike

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She reiterated the Government's position that customers would not get a refund, despite many trains being late, and some not coming at all. Opposition Leader Luke Foley said the transport minister's "belligerence" and "constant denigration of train drivers" was to blame. Read More »

I didn't make any racial comment - Donald Trump - President Trump

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The President insisted to reporters, "I am not a racist". Love, whose parents immigrated from Haiti , told "State of the Union" that she thinks the President's comments were racist. The largest groups El Salvador and the second is Honduran and the third is Haitians and when I mentioned that fact to him, he said , "Haitians, do we need more Haitians? Why don't we get more people from Norway?" On Sunday, they backtracked and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remarks. Read More »

SS&C Technologies (SSNC) Receives Market Perform Rating from William Blair

Citigroup raised SS&C Technologies to a strong-buy rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $43.00 to $46.00 in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. (NASDAQ: SSNC ) for 11,180 shares. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in 2017 Q3. The stock price value Change from Open was at -2.12% with a Gap of 0.40%. Read More »

Trump pushes back on Haiti comment

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The remarks were reportedly made during a closed-door meeting with members of Congress to discuss immigration on Thursday. Asked by a reporter in Florida whether he was a racist following reports that he said immigrants from Haiti and Africa were from " shithole countries ", Mr Trump said: "No". Read More »

Former heart surgeon named president of the LDS Church

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The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues - two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years. Read More »

Multiple people injured in crash on Interstate 65 in Hart County

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A statement from Kentucky State Police said multiple people have been taken to hospitals. Southbound I-65 was closed while crews worked to clear the vehicles - a task made more hard by low temperatures and slick conditions. Vehicles could re-enter the interstate at the Munfordville exit at mile marker 65. Drivers are encouraged to slow their speeds and use caution when approaching this area due to heavy traffic congestion and slick roadway conditions . Read More »

Enable Midstream Partners, LP (ENBL) Rating Reiterated by RBC Capital Markets

The stock increased 1.40% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $26.02. About 822,430 shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. The number of shares now owned by investors are 439.96 mln. Pathstone Family Office LLC bought a new position in shares of Magellan Midstream Partners during the 2nd quarter worth about $148,000. Read More »