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US Democrats Withdraw Offer to Fund Trump's Border Wall

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The White House is calling for the Senate to change its rules and move the threshold to a simple majority of 51 votes. "Whoever gets 60 votes wins", said McConnell. The measure now heads to the president's desk. The fourth temporary funding bill since October easily passed the Senate and the House of Representatives. Read More »

Snake blood, flaming bricks treated Mattis

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Mattis met with Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu and made maritime security proposals while extending cooperation with Indonesia. "The way they were whipping them around - a snake gets exhausted very quickly", the man known as "Mad Dog" told reporters. Read More »

Child Tests Positive For Flu Before Death

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Johnson said the number of people visiting the clinic with flu-like symptoms and the number of confirmed cases so far are typical compared to previous years. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness spread by a virus that most heavily impacts young children, the elderly and pregnant women. The flu is spread through moisture droplets, which can end up in the air or on your hands after you sneeze or talk . Read More »

After nuke scare, Hawaii senator says feds should handle alerts

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On Monday, after he gave the State of the State address in which he avoided the subject of the missile alert fiasco, reporters demanded an explanation for that long silence. The employee remains reassigned from his previous post as a warning systems officer, but no other staff changes or disciplinary actions have been made, Rapoza said. Read More »

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket passes crucial test, launch date imminent

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SpaceX has commercial launches already planned which will use Falcon Heavy where the heavy-lift rocket is a key component in the plan to send tourists to the Moon and Mars making planetary tourism a real thing in future. The 5.1 million pounds of thrust that will eventually propel Falcon Heavy off the pad will make it the most powerful rocket in the world, expanding SpaceX's manifest to heavier, more complicated payloads. Read More »

GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat as in shutdown's first day

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Senate Democrats, joined by a handful of Republicans, Friday blocked consideration of a House bill to fund the government for another four weeks because it did not include a fix for an expiring immigration program. The source said Mr. Trump had spoken with conservative Republicans and been hit with their objections to the deal with Mr. Schumer . Spending for essential functions related to national security and public safety will continue, such as payment for US military troops, while federal ... Read More »

Alabama House passes bill that would end US Senate special elections

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Last month after numerous rounds of campaigning Democrat Doug Jones emerged as the victor of that seat. Democrats were vocally against the bill . Knowles' bill passed the House and Senate in the 2015-16 session of the General Assembly. Jeff Sessions vacated the seat to become US attorney general. Read More »

[PyeongChang 2018] Seoul City to hold extended welcoming week for Winter Olympics

Two former NHL players - Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk - will lead Russia's men's hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games , Russia Hockey announced Thursday, but former Stars winger Valeri Nichushkin and ex-Penguins winger Sergei Plotnikov are among five players who have been prohibited from participating with the team next month in South Korea, according to TSN . Read More »

Women march in Las Vegas, another day of protest

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Numerous marchers not only supported women's rights , but also denounced Trump's views on issues including immigration, abortion and LGBT rights. An attendee listens as Cher speaks during the Women's March "Power to the Polls" voter registration tour launch on January 21, 2018, in Las Vegas . Read More »

White House says it's cooperating with Mueller

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The next potential witness on Mueller's docket is former White House chief political strategist Steve Bannon . Sessions was one of Trump's earliest and most loyal allies, the first senator to endorse him during the presidential campaign and a key national security adviser during the election effort. Read More »

North Korean Ice Hockey Players Arrive in South for Unified Olympics Team

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Through a statement addressed to " all Koreans at home and abroad", the North Korean government asserts it is making a great effort to reunify the peninsula against the backdrop of U.S. "You are taking huge risks, in regards to what you might be starting, where escalation might go, and to what end?" asked Roehrig, adding that the United States is not 100 percent certain of where all the North Korean weapons facilities - nuclear, ballistic, chemical, and biological weapons - are ... Read More »

DOJ watchdog says Federal Bureau of Investigation employees' missing texts recovered

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The Justice Department is investigating 50,000 text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page during the 2016 presidential election . In all, Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump appears to call out Samsung over missing Federal Bureau of Investigation text messages Sessions: Trump following through on promise to lower crime Stakes intensify: Mueller seeks to question Trump MORE said at least 50,000 messages were exchanged between Strzok ... Read More »

Brazil court upholds Lula da Silva conviction

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Lula can still appeal to higher courts to delay a final decision, avoiding jail and stringing the process out long enough to register his candidacy by the August 15 deadline, though an electoral court could eventually revoke his candidacy. "We will have a hard year, but I think in the end the election will take place and people will accept its results", he said. Pro- and anti-Lula forces, who demonstrated in Porto Alegre but mainly in Sao Paulo, are at loggerheads over whether the court ... Read More »

Grassley May Release Russia Interviews of Trump Jr., Others

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Grassley said the part of the panel's investigation looking into that episode is finishing, "so now it's time to start officially releasing the transcripts of all witness interviews we have done related to that meeting". Feinstein then released the Fusion GPS transcript less than a week later, without Grassley's consent. Trump Jr. testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September after the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was revealed. Read More »

Russell Simmons is sued for allegedly raping a documentary filmmaker in 2016

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Another woman has come forward to accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, except this one has a hefty price tag of $5 million attached to it. Jarosik is seeking $5 million in damages. In the wake of these allegations, the 60-year-old Simmons has been dropped by HBO, JCPenney, and stepped down from his own companies. In 2016, Simmons allegedly invited Jarosik to his house. Read More »

David Walliams defends himself after hosting controversial Presidents Club charity dinner

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The Labour MP Sarah Jones said Zahawi should resign if he did not report his concerns about the event. Charities are now refusing donations from the Presidents Club Charity Dinner, at London's Dorchester Hotel . Education minister Anne Milton said Mr Zahawi had "found the event extremely uncomfortable". A lunch with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was also included as the price but a Theresa May spokesman said Johnson was not aware of this. Read More »

Magnitude-5.8 quake strikes 100 miles off Northern California coast

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Tsunami Warning System. Another minor natural disaster was recorded in Dresden on January 17. The United States Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 4.0 and occurred just after 2 a.m. The USGS said that two more earthquakes hit in the same area just minutes after the first, 5.8-magnitude one, hit. The natural disaster was in the, one of the largest fault zones in Southern California. Read More »

UK PM Theresa May hits out again at tech giants over terrorism

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He told reporters on his way between meetings that "we are seeing tremendous investment and today has been a very exciting day, a very great day and great for our country". Palestinians also declared a new USA -led peace push dead, saying Washington can no longer be an honest broker. The sentiment was echoed by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who said he respects the desire of political leaders to defend their own citizens, companies and economy. Read More »

Trump's arrival in Davos overshadows WEF

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He boasted of a "really great relationship" with Mrs May and being "on the same wavelength in, I think, every respect". He has meetings with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, current chairman of the African Union, and Swiss President Alain Berset on Friday. Read More »

Secondary school league tables: Find out how Shropshire schools fared

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Around 12 per cent of secondaries in the country have achieved this score. For Shropshire the six schools with the highest average Attainment 8 score per pupil at GCSE were The Priory School, Mary Webb School and Science College, The Corbet School, Church Stretton School, William Brookes School and Belvidere School . Read More »

Guggenheim offers Trump solid gold toilet instead of Van Gogh

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The museum declined. Instead, it offered Maurizio Cattelan's "America" : a functioning toilet cast in 18-karat gold. In today's "yes this is really the world we live in now" news, the Guggenheim museum in NY reportedly offered Trump and his wife a used, fully functional solid 18-karat gold toilet titled " America " in response to their request to borrow a Vincent Van Gogh painting for their private White House quarters. Read More »

Netanyahu at Davos Lobbies World Leaders to Fix Iran Deal

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He also said he still hoped the Palestinian leadership was "going to make peace for their people", that he hoped "sound minds are going to prevail". Donald Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel occurred shortly before the survey was conducted and led to a 6 percent drop in support for the two-state solution among Palestinian Arabs, compared with a similar survey conducted in June 2017. Read More »

GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. Increases Position in Intel Co

Interocean Capital Llc who had been investing in Intel Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $214.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $45.83. It also reduced its holding in Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 6,995 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 175,167 shares, and cut its stake in Church & Dwight Inc Com (NYSE:CHD). Read More »

Government fears sabotage in refugee repatriation

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In a statement, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said talk of repatriation is premature until the safety and wellbeing of children returning to Myanmar is guaranteed. Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister U Win Myat Aye said Myanmar is not blaming Bangladesh for the delay in the repatriation. "They should be given a clear idea about the repatriation agreement and its content", Santiago said. Read More »

Serie A round-up: Napoli go four clear with win over Atalanta

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Atalanta are down to eighth after the loss and AC Milan's 2-1 win at Cagliari , which came thanks to Franck Kessie scoring twice to drag his team back from a goal down in Sardinia. Belgian worldwide Mertens's 65th-minute strike ended a league dry spell that stretched back to October 29, getting behind the defence and flashing his 11th goal of the season past Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha. Read More »

UK Government Likely To Set GBP2 As Limit On Betting Terminals

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They now allow punters to spend £100 per 20-second spin. Ministers have been consulting on proposals to reduce the maximum stake which can be gambled on the highly addictive machines from £100 to anywhere between £2 and £50. FOBTs account for about £1.7 billion generated in the industry every year. Cutting the maximum stake to £2 would see £639m lost over the next 10 years, according to the government's consultation documents. Read More »

Californians who fled mudslides may start going home January 31

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Large swaths of the coastal town will remain evacuated as crews continue to remove mud and boulders and rebuild drainage pipes and power lines. Jerry Brown declared a "Day of Remembrance" for the victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides. Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed. Of the 21 people killed in the mudslide, at least a dozen lived in areas that were covered by the county's evacuation map but not included in the Sheriff's Office warnings, according to records and data reviewed ... Read More »

Shilpa Shinde Revealed, "Vikas Gupta Filed Criminal Case Against Her"

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Recently, Arshi Khan threw a big bash for the Bigg Boss 11 family. Vikas Gupta and Bigg Boss 11 victor Shilpa Shinde were bickering even before they entered the Bigg Boss house and inside too their old bone of contention - Shilpa's ouster from her show which was produced by Vikas - cropped up in each of their fights. Read More »

'The Crown': Paul Bettany Near Deal to Play Prince Philip

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No word on the show's return date either. " The Crown " season 3 may have just found its new Prince Philip and he is an Avenger . Now, multiple media outlets, including Deadline and Hollywood Reporter , are reporting that Paul Bettany is in talks to become the next Duke of Edinburgh. Read More »

Powerful Warthogs back in Afghanistan

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The number of USA air strikes in Afghanistan has spiked since President Donald Trump took office a year ago though the insurgents have hit back with deadly attacks, including a bloody Taliban raid on a Kabul hotel on the weekend. The DOD used the waiver to continue providing "select training, equipment, and other assistance to some of the Afghan security forces units implicated" in heinous human rights incidents, reported SIGAR. Read More »

Brand-new Navy ship still stuck in Canada due to icy conditions

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The USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo on December 16 in a grand ceremony attended by over 8,000 people that featured a brass band, speeches by military leaders and a chaplain who prayed for "fair winds and following seas". Courtney Hillson told USNI News . Using icebreakers to free the ships was considered, according to The Washington Post , but ultimately the Navy made a decision to keep the ship in Montreal to ensure the safety of the sailors and vessel. Read More »