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Democrats End Trump Shutdown After Republicans Commit To DREAM Act Vote

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If passed by the House and signed by the President this bill will do several things including reopening the government short-term. They will vote on a spending bill to fund the government to Thursday, Feb. This shutdown, which began on Friday on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president, undercut his self-crafted image as a deal-maker who would fix the broken culture in Washington . Read More »

European Union makes controversial decision to remove 8 countries from tax haven list

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Al Khoori continued, "the UAE has made significant advancements in terms of global competitiveness". In each case, the commitments were backed by letters signed at a high political level. But possible sanctions, which have also been demanded by European Union tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici , as well as by countries like France and the Netherlands, were not discussed by ministers. Read More »

Evaluating where Super Bowl quarterbacks played in college

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But they will have to duke it out against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. Donovan McNabb and Co. fell to Brady and New England in the 2004 Super Bowl , a 24-21 victory for the Patriots. No lead is safe against Tom Brady and the Patriots. Nick Foles' 53-yard TD pass to Alshon Jeffery by the Eagles in the NFC championship game is the longest touchdown pass by any player against the Vikings this season, including the playoffs. Read More »

Venezuelan constitutional assembly orders elections by end of April

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Both Mr Rubio and Mr Menendez wrote in their open letter: "We have serious doubts about whether Venezuela has the capacity to launch a cryptocurrency, but regardless, it is imperative that the U.S. Antonio Jose Benavides; elections chief Tibisay Lucena Ramirez; and head of the national intelligence agency Gustavo Enrique Gonzalez. The individuals' would have their property and interests in the United States blocked or frozen and would be denied entry into the United States. Read More »

Unemployment Rate Drops to Six-Month Low

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The state Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation noted in a news release that jobs statewide are up by 31,400 since December 2016, a gain of 1.1 percent. That employer survey is recognized as the most reliable indicator of job growth. The strongest job markets were to be found in the eastern part of the state . Read More »

Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent

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These were forces aligning against an anti-establishment president who was just annoying enough to ask the wrong questions and strip this society of their secret powers. Page had reportedly already completed her stint working in the special counsel's office by that time. On Tuesday, Johnson revealed more of the text exchanges while speaking on a conservative radio show in Wisconsin. Read More »

US embassy to move to Jerusalem by 2019: Pence

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The United States Congress in 1995 passed a law requiring the U.S. to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . The embassy will open before the end of next year. Vice President Mike Pence is calling the Iranian nuclear deal a "disaster" and says the Trump administration will no longer certify it. A team led by Mr Trump' son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is now finalising a peace initiative which the administration insists will be good for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Read More »

Palestinian refugees rally in Rafah over U.S. cut of its UNRWA aid

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The $45 million allotment was meant for food aid as part of the UNRWA's West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal . Head of the Popular Refugee Committee in Rafah, Ziad al-Sarfandi, said the rally comes in response to the USA decision to curtail its aids to the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees. Read More »

School bus full of kids slides backwards down slick hill

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The bus began to slide because of a flash freeze that led to slippery roads, reported. WBZ-TV in Boston reports there were no injuries and only minor damage to the bus and auto, according to police. Marlene Cronin said she narrowly avoided being involved in the crash. The incident was caught on camera by Cheryl Katz, a resident watching from a nearby house. Read More »

At least 33 killed in twin vehicle bombs in Libya's Benghazi

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Ahmed Fitouri, a commander in the Libyan National Army, died in the blast, the Libya Herald reported. The second explosion occurred minutes later close to the first blast site after security and health officials arrived. The North African nation has had competing governments aligned with rival military factions; one U.N. -backed government based in Tripoli and the other Haftar LNA aligned government based in Tobruk in the east since 2014. Read More »

Sweden: Chinese ambassador summoned over Gui disappearance

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Gui was one of five Hong Kong-based booksellers who mysteriously vanished in late 2015 only to resurface in Chinese police custody. "After that, I have not heard anything", she told Radio Sweden from Cambridge, England. Margot Wallström, Sweden's foreign minister, told reporters her government had "detailed knowledge" of Saturday's events and was "working round the clock" on the issue. Read More »

Gangrape victim kills herself in Odisha

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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family of the victim. It might be recalled that entire state was shocked at the alleged rape of a school going girl while she was returning home from market in Kunduli of Semiliguda block in October previous year. Read More »

Bombing outside Save the Children office in Afghanistan

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Formally known as the Save the Children Fund, the office is part of the worldwide non-governmental organization that works to promote children's rights, provide relief and help support children in developing countries. Tolo News said 11 people had been injured. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. TOLO news agency cited eyewitnesses as saying that children attending a nearby school have been seen running from the area amid gunfire. Read More »

UN says 5000 have fled Syria's Afrin

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Erdogan recently said the operation "aims to give Afrin back to its rightful owners", arguing that 55 percent of people who live in Afrin are Arabs. "We have already delivered humanitarian aid to the local people". Three of the detainees have been remanded in custody pending trial, it added. France's top diplomat is urging Turkey to exercise restraint in Syria, expressing concern about the violent Turkish offensive against a Kurdish enclave. Read More »

India, ASEAN to focus on maritime transport pact at summit tomorrow

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This is indeed a way of ensuring that all nations grow equally and that "ASEAN as a block, along with India, becomes a force to reckon with". The maintenance of peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight on all oceans in general and the region in particular is a goal and mission shared by all countries. Read More »

CBI court convicts Lalu in third Fodder Scam case

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Lalu has been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act, reports said adding that the quantum of punishment may be announced on Thursday. CBI Special Judge S S Prasad will deliver his judgment in a case that relates to embezzlement of Rs. Read More »

'Padmaavaat' protest: mob vandalises malls, torch vehicles in Ahmedabad

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More than 150 four-wheelers and two-wheelers were damaged as mobs went on a rampage after 8 pm, targetting three malls with multiplexes and a standalone theatre complex in the city. Uttarakhand government said theatres who are screening the movie would be provided adequate security. He also claimed that he never accepted Bhansali's invitation to watch the film ahead of its release. Read More »

Senate strikes deal to end government shutdown

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We're looking forward to the day when Congress can agree on issues without shutting down the government first. Democratic and independent senators who relented in the standoff said they did not necessarily trust McConnell, but had faith that the bipartisan negotiators, including Sens. Read More »

Senator Graham votes to end government shutdown

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Democrats have accused Republicans of poisoning chances of a deal and pandering to Trump's populist base by refusing to back a program that protects an estimated 700,000 "Dreamers" - undocumented immigrants who arrived as children - from deportation. Read More »

Crunch time for NAFTA as negotiators open round of talks in Montreal

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Johansson noted. Mexico shipped $240 million worth of washers to the United States in 2016, according to the ITC. He also believes a new deal will help the US finance payment for the border wall. He was exhibiting there, promoting Canada's mold making industry, and I asked him about the persistent trade surpluses Canada's tool shops run with the U.S. Read More »

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony

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It drew an angry reaction from Pyongyang, which called the protesters "human scum" and demanded Seoul apologise. The Olympic rings are displayed at the Main Press Center for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea , on January 23, 2018. Read More »

Expert says North Korea, not Trump, the provocateur

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The head of the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) says North Korea is seeking to acquire the capability to fire multiple nuclear missiles at the same time targeting the United States. North Korea is developing missile and nuclear technology amid regular threats to destroy the United States and Japan and in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. Read More »

Egypt Armed Forces Issues Statement on Anan's Presidential Bid

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The next appeal hearing is scheduled for March 7. His candidacy also could have drawn a sizable protest vote from Egyptians struggling under high prices resulting from el-Sissi's ambitious reform program to overhaul the battered economy. Egypt will hold its presidential election in March, and a run-off vote the next month if no candidate wins more than 50 percent in the first round. Read More »

Turkey warns USA over Kurdish militia group

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The militia formed the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, US' ally in the war against the Islamic State militants in Syria . "This could be exploited by ISIS and al Qaeda, obviously, that we're not staying focused on them right now". Read More »

Dusky Gopher Frog's Land Battle Heads to High Court

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The owners of the Louisiana land filed a legal challenge to the designation, saying it would infringe on their rights to use the property as they see fit. Meanwhile Collette Adkins of the Center for Biological Diversity, who argued in favor of the government's position in the lower courts, noted that there are now only about 100 dusky gopher frogs left alive in MS, with the dwindling numbers as a direct result of habitat loss. Read More »

US Accuses Syria of New Chemical Weapons Use

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More than 20 civilians - most of whom were children - were hit by the attack on a rebel enclave, the Secretary of State said. "The recent attacks in East Ghouta raise serious concerns that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime may be continuing its use of chemical weapons against its own people", he said. Read More »

Environment Canada says dense fog may cause 'near zero visibility'

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The weather agency says visibility is near zero in some areas. Cooler temperatures are expected on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Visibilities are expected to improve later this morning, however fog patches are expected to continue through today and tonight and into Tuesday morning. Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki reaches semis, set to face Elise Mertens

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Suarez Navarro has had to play far more tennis than Wozniacki over the past week, and that may catch up to her. "She was playing great tennis, and, you know, she can produce really good and high-level tennis", said the world number four after storming past qualifier Denisa Allertova 6-3, 6-0 in 57 minutes in the last round. Read More »

What the European Union is preparing next for London in Brexit talks

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Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos she also said that Norwegian citizens should receive the same rights as European Union citizens post-Brexit. "More jobs and investment will leave our shores and future generations will pay the price". Ms Fairbairn will set a 70-day deadline for a written agreement on a transitional trade deal between the United Kingdom and EU. Read More »

Figure skating: Two Russians barred from Olympics

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On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel responsible for deciding which Russian athletes will be spared the ban on their country for state-sponsored doping and allowed to compete in Pyeongchang, announced it had provisionally eliminated 111 athletes from a list of 500 nominated by the Russian Olympic committee. Read More »

CT, national gas prices on the rise

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On Monday afternoon, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in OH was $2.39, while last week's average was $2.47. However, this year, prices are a nickel more than January 1 - which is an indication that 2018 might be more expensive compared to last year. Read More »

Monday's forecast: Another warm day, possibly rainy night

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A 40 percent chance of showers. Temperatures will warm up across MA on Tuesday as a quickly-moving storm system delivers heavy rain and strong winds. Tuesday , the high will be near 40 with sunny skies and a northwest wind of 7 to 10 miles per hour, the weather service said. A 50 percent chance of showers. Read More »