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Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

McConnell says in an email obtained by The Associated Press that Republicans who vote with Democrats to oppose a bill keeping government open are playing "right into the Democrats' hands". "The Democrats seem to be willing to increase military spending". A senior Democratic aide told Business Insider that "the votes aren't there to pass it in the Senate". Read More »

Trump Official Resigns Over Racist, Anti-Muslim And Anti-LGBT Remarks

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It's a lax of morality". I don't care for them. In a 2013 episode of " Sound of Freedom " Higbie said Americans with guns should be able to shoot undocumented immigrants who try to cross into the United States at the border. Carl Higbie resigned as chief of external affairs of the federal agency Corporation for National and Community Service on January 18, 2018. On Fox News, he claimed efforts to welcome trans service members into the Armed Forces were "a social experiment". Read More »

California Parents Starved 13 Children, Taunted Them With Pie

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A 17-year-old daughter who climbed out a window of the home and called 911 on a cellphone on Sunday had plotted her escape for two years, he said. The teenager said she had been plotting her escape for two years. For instance, victims would be punished for washing their hands above the wrist area because it was considered "playing in water", prosecutors said. The couple would apparently buy food for themselves and then let the siblings look at it but not eat it, he said. Read More »

Canada, US Co-Host Summit on North Korea

Seoul has suggested expanding the ice hockey team roster to accommodate North Korean players, but other countries are likely to see that as conferring an unfair advantage. The agreements came after three rounds of talks which began after Kim said in a New Year's speech that he was willing to send a delegation to the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Games. Read More »

Teenager denies Parsons Green terror attack charges

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A fireball was sent through the train carriage at Parsons Green, south west London, after the device partially exploded during the morning rush hour. He is charged with attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP - nicknamed "Mother of Satan" - to endanger life. Read More »

Impromptu Wedding: Pope Joins Flight Attendants 36000 Feet In The Air

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The 81-year-old Argentinian pontiff married Paola Podest Ruiz and Carlos Ciuffardi, an air stewardess and steward who work for LatAm airlines. The couple approached the Pope and asked for his blessings while they were on board. A spokesman for the Vatican said the marriage was not planned, but when the Pope heard the couple's story, he asked: "Do you want me to marry you?" The couple said the Pope then blessed their rings and called for "a witness". Read More »

Netanyahu Says $500 Million Spike Missile Deal With India Is Back On

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In a remote farming village in Gujarat, Both Prime Minister Netanyahu and PM Modi visited an agricultural training center where locals learn Israeli water-conservation and energy-efficiency techniques. PM Modi and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed technological intervention in farms to revolutionize agriculture. We want Bollywood in Israel. Read More »

Florida High-Speed Train Kills Bicyclist, 4th Death So Far

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Brightline said it was "active" with authorities in the investigation. "The arm hadn't gone down yet and the train was coming, it was blowing and I could hear the train but I noticed the arm wasn't down", said Barber, "The story could've been different as, local man and son killed by Brightline train". Read More »

Kriti Sanon starts 2018 in

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The sexy look of the new Bollywood heartthrob was complimented by some bangles on her wrists and of course her messy, curly, coloured hairs, that could make her fans go insane. She had kept the temperatures soaring with her sizzling photo! Dabboo has in the past worked with the likes of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. Read More »

Death toll rises as ferocious storm sweeps Germany

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Police in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt said a 65-year-old man died trying to secure his roof, and a 34-year-old man was killed by a falling tree during treacherous conditions. In Thuringia, a firefighter was killed by a falling tree. Schools in several German states were closed for the day. Operations at major airports have been adversely affected by the weather as well. Read More »

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) CEO Sells 5920 Shares of Stock

Amicus Therapeutics's revenue for the quarter was up 419.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Amicus Therapeutics, Inc . (ADSK), during the trading sessions, it is clear to see that the prices of their shares moved to $115.91. Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.01% or 68,532 shares. Read More »

Turpin parents plead not guilty to child torture

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Among the charges filed against the Perris couple are 12 counts of torture , seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult , six counts of child abuse and 12 counts of false imprisonment. Mr Hestrin said several of the children had cognitive impairment and "neuropathy" - nerve damage as a result of extreme and prolonged physical abuse. Read More »

Analyst's Predictions on Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK), Intrexon Corporation (XON)

The company's market cap is $1.72 Billion, and the average volume is 1.68 Million. Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON ) has declined 10.60% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. $2.50M worth of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON ) shares were bought by KIRK RANDAL J . The Massachusetts-based Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mgmt has invested 0.1% in Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK). Read More »

House passes bill to keep government open

The 230-197 House vote came after a day of legislative wrangling and confusion as the government neared a Friday night deadline. A White House spokesman said Trump backs the continuing resolution, although he'd prefer that other legislation like CHIP not be attached to the spending bill. Read More »

California couple's abuse of children became torture, DA says

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David Turpin was also charged with one count of lewd act on a child by force or fear or duress. If convicted on all of the current charges, the Turpins face up to 94 years to life in prison. The youngest of the siblings was just 2 years old. They were punished for playing in the water if they washed their hands above their wrists. They were often chained up or locked in different rooms. Read More »

Snow still on the way to Reno (with a little rain before)

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Mostly cloudy with a low of around 32. The forecast for next week calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the 40s. West northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming south in the afternoon. The NWS office in Billings expects peak wind gusts between 60 and 70 miles per hour Thursday throughout the evening. Partly sunny, with a high at 49. Read More »

Trump doesn't want CHIP in short-term budget deal

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Liberal Democrats would like to see a legislative solution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) included in a must-pass spending bill to preserve former President Obama's deportation protections for young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S.as minors with a minimum of concessions to Republican immigration hawks. Read More »

Amazon's inter-city headquarters competition epitomizes our class war moment

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A business group in Tucson, Ariz., trucked a giant cactus to Amazon in Seattle, and the mayor of the Washington, D.C., buttered up Amazon in a promotional video in which she called it the " most interesting company in the world". The response prompted a wave of publicity stunts by cities that surprised even Amazon. "Certainly from a publicity standpoint, it's getting some worldwide recognition". Read More »

RI Cuts Holdings in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . Tiger Management Llc increased Jpmorgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) stake by 37.07% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Read More »

US Republican senator slams Trump's "reprehensible" abuse of truth

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The forum also included what the Newseum called the Press Oppressor Awards, using the opportunity to give Trump the Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom. McCain made similar points in his op-ed, which was published in the Washington Post on Tuesday night. President Trump's not done faking it. Finally, the media reported on both these things and either implied the senators were wrong to make their comments (in the case ofFox News), or implied the president was wrong to ... Read More »

US House passes bill to avoid govt. shutdown

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And joining us now from Capitol Hill to walk us through all of the day's developments is NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Trump responded: "But I think that's what she's saying". What are they asking for? "If that's the case, I guess the day of reckoning will come tomorrow". The government has passed three other short-term spending bills since October of a year ago, two of them in December . Read More »

Government will not pursue legal challenge over John Worboys release

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Gauke told the Commons: "Having taken considered and expert legal advice I have decided that it would not be appropriate to proceed ..." Mr Gauke declined to give details of the legal advice he received explaining that it could prejudice a separate legal action being brought by two victims of the serial sex attacker. Read More »

Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect 'dreamers'

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One provision of the short-term funding package released Tuesday by Republicans in the House of Representatives offers a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program whose funding expired in September. "I am undocumented, I am a DACA holder, and each day that passes by a lot of young undocumented lose their DACA and are put at risk", said a 23-year-old college student who identified herself as Dennise, one of those arrested in NY. Read More »

Trump's Fake News Awards Got Monster Ratings

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Let's be honest, when your phone is buzzing relentlessly late on a weeknight, it's generally a good indicator that proverbial shit is hitting the fan. Kimmel also dinged Trump for his Obama birtrherism in the category of "Outstanding Achievement in Obama Fiction", with the eventual victor being Trump's claim that the former president was was "the founder of ISIS". Read More »

More than 2000 crashes reported during NC snow storm

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The airport's website showed wait times of less than 15 minutes at security checkpoints Thursday morning. "The snow is pretty but don't be fooled", Cooper said. and Raleigh, N.C. The Highway Patrol has responded to more than 3,500 calls for help, and more than 2,000 collisions since late Tuesday night. Abbott said roads are likely to re-freeze again tonight. Read More »

Japan criticizes United States for military flights over school in Okinawa

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Incidentally, the school was also carrying out emergency drills, which added fuel to the tensions. The Okinawa prefectural assembly on Friday adopted documents demanding the suspension of the operation of the Futenma base by February next year, and the removal of the Marines from the prefecture, as numerous incident-prone aircraft fly out of the base. Read More »

Indian firing kills 4 Pakistani soldiers: army

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Manhas accused the neighboring country's forces of starting hostilities by opening fire on several Indian positions throughout the LoC, which resulted in the death of a member of the Border Security Force. An army statement said that three Indian soldiers were also killed when Pakistani troops retaliated. Both, however, routinely accuse each other of violating the ceasefire. Read More »

France says no for now to Johnson's idea of giant Channel bridge

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He said Thursday that it was "ridiculous" that France and the United Kingdom are linked only "by a single railway". Macron is understood to have responded positively with an agreement that a second link should be built. Mr Johnson tweeted: "Our economic success depends on good infrastructure and good connections". The Foreign Secretary said "good connections" were important between the two countries, and suggested the Channel Tunnel might simply be "a first step". Read More »

Will not provide United States dollars 45 million in emergency food aid for UNRWA

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A day after the USA cut US$65 million of its annual aid for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, known as UNRWA, Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister, said UNRWA was "the last lifebuoy" for many Palestinians. Abu Rudineh also said that Palestine was not against returning to negotiations with Israel, but said "the real peace and negotiations should be based on Arab and worldwide legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative leading to the establishment of the independent ... Read More »