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This NC Republican isn't ready to vote for spending bill

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Eleven Republicans - most of whom were members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus - voted against it - and six Democrats voted for it. In the end, a majority of the hardline House Freedom Caucus chose to support the bill, helping get it across the finish line, after apparent pledges from GOP leadership to hold votes in the near future on a new year-long defense funding bill and a conservative immigration bill. Read More »

Twin existential crisis: Ways in which Aadhaar violates right to privacy

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Referring to the nine-judge Bench judgment which upheld privacy as a fundamental right , senior advocate Shyam Divan and advocate Vipin Nair submitted before a Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra that Aadhaar enrolment and subsequent leakages of personal mass datashow that the state itself is exploiting personal rights of individuals by giving it to private corporates who use it for commercial ends. Read More »

Protests erupt against murder, rape of minor girl in IHK

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The girl had gone missing on January 10 after she had left the house in Rasana village to take the horses and mules to the ditch. "She was also allegedly given electric shocks", Talib Hussain, a leader of the Gujjar community, told Rising Kashmir . Read More »

Jenin: IOF kill Palestinian and demolish three homes

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Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn Thursday, killing a wanted Palestinian in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers, one seriously, officials said. No plea was entered at the hearing. Now, almost a month later, al-Tamimi has had her detention extended several times until, on Wednesday, Israel's Ofer military court refused her lawyers' request for bail. Read More »

Will Ferrell interviews Federer after Aus Open win

Comedian Will Ferrell made a surprise appearance at the Australian Open last night, crashing the Channel 7 broadcast and making me temporarily care about tennis. When you've got a legend on court at the end of a match at the end of an Australian Open match it's only right that you let him interview Roger Federer but was it Will Ferrell or Ron Burgundy on the mic? "I feel the pain but I didn't think about it". Read More »

Amazon Names 20 Cities as Finalists for HQ2

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Amazon has trimmed down its list to just 20 cities. Baruah said he was "surprised and disappointed" about Amazon's decision. "I would hope that cities don't enter into a bidding war", said Amy Liu, an urban policy expert at the Brookings Institute. Read More »

Kelowna West byelection on February 14

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The NDP also hold 41 seats, but can count of the Green Party's three members, since they have a governing agreement. The outcome of the by-election on February 14 would not shift the balance of power but could narrow the NDP's thin lead over the Liberals if the latter wins. Read More »

Doctor Says Trump Aced Cognitive Test

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As for his mental health , Trump aced his cognitive assessment with a score of ideal 30. The President weighs 239 pounds. At his weight and height, the president is borderline obese. Following the president's tweet claiming he has a bigger nuclear button than North Korea Kim Jong Un, many critics began openly questioning his mental status. Read More »

City Council members push for DACA Day of Action

One of the most freaky aspects of this whole fight over DACA and shitholes and Trump's racism is that Trump seems to think that if the failure to reach an immigration deal results in a government shutdown, he can credibly blame the Democrats for it and the people will go along with that. Read More »

President denies changing view on Mexico border plan

Mexico, in response to Trump's tweets on Thursday , reiterated that it would not fund the wall's construction. Trump detailed that the payment by Mexico would be through a long-term reimbursement and described as ridiculous the commercial superavit of that country of 71 billion dollars with Washington . Read More »

Woman accused of murdering Air Force husband is back in Ohio

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She used her husband's status as a commercial airline pilot to fly to Brazil, where she remained for nearly 11 years while local, state and federal law enforcement and elected officials fought to have her brought back to stand trial. She was being held in prison there but in March of 2017, the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil voted to send her back to the USA for trial. Karl Hoerig was an Air Force major at the air base in Vienna. Read More »

Tillerson signals deeper USA military commitment in Syria

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The Kurdish militia, which forms the backbone of the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, now controls almost 25 percent of Syrian territory. "We continue to discuss the complex situation in northern Syria with Turkish officials, in line with our shared aim of reducing violence and enabling a political settlement", a British foreign office spokesperson told The Defense Post. Read More »

Data Offers Insight Into Which Area Could Get New Amazon HQ

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There are always naysayers, he added, whether it's against the city's popular new skating oval, the new central library or the Discovery Centre. On Thursday, four months after Amazon set off the feeding frenzy of proposals, the online retailer announced it had whittled down a list of 238 proposals to just 20 cities. Read More »

Black Caps finish on 271 for seven

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Wheeler played four T20s for the Black Caps last summer, the last against South Africa in Auckland in February, taking five wickets at a strike-rate of 17. Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner managed four runs between them before all lost their wicket. Colin de Grandhomme finished not out on 29 while Tim Southee added 14 runs at the end of the innings. Read More »

Trump says he's no racist, opens DACA door

Trump had responded by referring to himself as a "stable genius, " and requested the cognitive exam. Basketball star LeBron James said Trump's example emboldened people with racist views. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., also expressed optimism on ABC's "This Week" about finding a fix for DACA, but only if " the Democrats get serious about negotiating" on securing us borders and family reunification or "chain migration". Read More »

Trump is making the racist subtext text

Co-host Meghan McCain asked Durbin if publicly disclosing what Trump said hurt any progress being made on a deal on the fate of almost 800,000 Dreamers-immigrants brought into the U.S.as children. "I think you people are surprised". Black, Latino and other non-White immigrants are not welcomed. There appears to be little difference in meaning between the two words. Read More »

13 siblings held captive in United States home

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Police said when they arrived at the family residence, they found several children 'shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings'. "Across the United States, you can't really do anything, you know, for your nieces and nephews". Shocked relatives , including David's mother, Betty Turpin , had no idea what her son and and daughter-in-law were doing. Read More »

Students, teachers rejoice when power returns to school in Puerto Rico

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The joyful video has been viewed more than 388,000 times and shared over 7,200 times, inspiring many to be grateful for the conveniences they enjoy. All of the net ticket proceeds will go to the Centro Civico/Puerto Rico Disaster Relief of the Capital Region in an effort to provide humanitarian aid to survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Read More »

Government Shutdown Would Hurt Military Most of All

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He said the military would "lose big" without proper funding and said the nation "just about never needed our military more than now". President Obama signed a law ahead of the 2013 shutdown that authorized pay for military personnel and some civilian Defense Department workers. Read More »

Snow comes to the South, bringing frigid temperatures and slippery roads

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A high of 38 is forecast in the Charlotte area. A man jogs through the snow and cold temperatures after a winter storm passed through metro Atlanta in Avondale Estates, Georgia, on Wednesday. Forecasters said chilly air would hang around from the South to the Northeast, leaving icy roads and hazardous conditions through Thursday. In Houston, the cold accompanying the storm was deadly. Read More »

30 madrassa students in Bhiwandi land in hospital after lunch event

The children were later admitted to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in the city. Five of them were in critical condition and were referred to a hospital in Mumbai . Most of the victims, aged between 5-18 year-olds, were rescued parent-less children from different parts of the country who were given shelter at the Madrassa. Read More »

New York District Attorney Raids Newsweek Headquarters

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Sources told the New York Post and The Outline that the agents were taking pictures of the company's servers, and their corresponding serial numbers. What the future holds for Newsweek and IBT Media is uncertain and the DA investigators have declined a Fox News request for comments. According to The Outline, police officers also visited the Newsweek headquarters last month. Read More »

Dates for Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya Assembly polls out

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Announcing the election schedules, Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti said that more than 25.69 lakh people in Tripura, 11.89 lakh in Nagaland and 18.30 lakh in Meghalaya were eligible to vote. It may be recalled that Assembly polls in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland were held in March, 2013. The Congress , battling internal rebellion by MLAs in Meghalaya, is in power with Mukul Sangma as the Chief Minister. Read More »

Tourism alert: Indian Ocean Cyclone Warning for Reunion and Mauritius

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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam global airport has been ordered to close ahead of landfall, Airports of Mauritius, which operates the facility, said. Port Louis Harbour, the main port, was also closed. It is the country's principal gateway and handles about 99 percent of the total volume of external trade. Etienne Sinatambou, the Minister for Environment and also head of the National Crisis Committee, said about 2,000 people had sought refuge in 43 storm shelters around the island. Read More »

Inauguration Day rioting charges against 129 people dropped

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The U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminal charges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump's January 20, 2017 inauguration, according to a court filing on Thursday. It's a massive win for the protesters and their supporters, who for months have urged the government to drop the charges. And prosecutors sought court orders for defendants' Internet records, including website visits and Facebook accounts, in hopes of ... Read More »

Holtmann nears 95-year-old Big Ten landmark

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The Buckeyes moved to 16-4 (7-0 Big Ten) with the win, their sixth straight and 11th in their last 12 games. Holtmann is just the fourth coach in the history of the conference to win his first six Big Ten games, and first since 1987, when Tom Davis started 6-0 in the Big Ten at Iowa. Read More »

I'm not racist, Trump says after 'shithole countries' remark

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Ambassador Jessye Lapenn in Pretoria as part of a diplomatic protest of Trump's "disturbing" comments , the Department of International Relations said in a statement Sunday . The president finally addressed the disparaging remarks in person as he was headed to dinner at his golf club in West Palm Beach with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Read More »

Trump promises farmers that he will improve the NAFTA

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Even still, the agriculture secretary's comments may offer some hope for agribusiness lobbyists and other NAFTA supporters who warn that scrapping the accord will bring painful economic costs. The central bank raised its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday to 1.25 per cent and said uncertainty regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement - and the potential negatives for Canada - were casting a widening shadow over its outlook. Read More »

Brexit: EU Withdrawal Bill clears House of Commons to pass to peers

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During Wednesday's debate, Theresa May was handed a warning over Brexit by former Cabinet minister Justine Greening , who quit the Government in this month's reshuffle. However, opponents have warned that it risks passing unprecedented powers to the government to rewrite Britain's entire legal and regulatory framework without proper scrutiny. Read More »

Super Bowl security: The game plan

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And at U.S. Bank Stadium, where Super Bowl LII will be played, network capacity has increased by 30x. The face value of those tickets starts at $950; most of the Vikings' available seats would remain at that figure. The capacity will be needed – wireless data usage inside at 2017 Vikings regular season home games was double the fan usage compared to the 2016 season. Read More »