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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Steps Down; On Leave Until March Retirement

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The Washington Post reported that Trump met in the Oval Office with McCabe following the president's decision to fire his predecessor, James Comey. They questioned his role in the Hillary Clinton email probe and the investigation into Russian meddling in the US election. It has been known that McCabe would retire in March, but at this time it's unclear why it was moved up. Read More »

Jennifer Hudson will play Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic

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The studio has yet to tap a screenwriter and director for the movie, who will work closely with Franklin and producers Scott Bernstein (" Straight Outta Compton ") and Harvey Mason, Jr . Berry humbly refused the offer, saying she wouldn't be able to do Franklin justice in the singing department, according to Entertainment Weekly . This wouldn't be Jennifer Hudson's first foray into acting obviously. Read More »

United Nations envoy arrives in Sochi to attend Syria dialogue talks

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The Congress on reconciliation of the parties in Syria has started working in Sochi. The town is in Idlib province, where forces loyal to Bashar al Assad are fighting jihadists. Moscow, which has spearheaded several rounds of talks from the start of a year ago in Kazakhstan's Astana, initially hoped to convene the congress in Sochi last November but those efforts collapsed following a lack of agreement among co-sponsors. Read More »

Mars picks up 6 Grammys; Vegas victims remembered

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However, many Grammy artists will show ir awareness of gender equality and sexual harassment by carrying a white rose in support of time Up movement, which emerged in response to scandals that have shaken Hollywood. In 2014, an Instagram post of white rapper Macklemore's text apologizing to Lamar for winning best rap album went viral. In the former category, included on the telecast, her fellow nominees included Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga and Pink - all women who have sung about ... Read More »

Kabul: 1 attacker arrested amid ongoing gunfire

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The United States has stepped up its assistance to Afghan security forces and increased its air strikes against the Taliban and other militant groups, aiming to break a stalemate and force the terrorists to the negotiating table. This week's surge of violence is unlikely to sway the U.S. strategy, or breathe life into stalled efforts to get peace talks going. "A number of suicide attackers entered a unit of the Afghan national army, which is beside the military university", said Gen. Read More »

Hope triple talaq Bill will be law soon, President tells Parliament

He said the government will persuade all parties to pass the bill in the Rajya Sabha unanimously. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of various parties attended the dinner at Parliament House Library. "We want to raise these issues as they are important". The opposition has also asked the government to allow a discussion on these issues during the Budget session. Read More »

'I would have been tougher than May'

And yet they send their product to use - no taxes, very little taxes. But Japanese companies present in Britain have been more cautious about publicly announcing similar Brexit plans, despite the efforts of other European countries to woo those looking for alternatives. Read More »

Snow expected for Tuesday-morning commute

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And according to the National Weather Service at State College, the possibility of more snow is on the way later this week. This story will be updated . Gusts as high as 55 miles per hour are possible in wind-prone mountain areas and as high as 35 miles per hour on the northeastern plains. Overnight lows will be in the 20s to lower 30s. Read More »

Militants attack army post near military academy in Afghan capital

Afghanistan's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah , condemned the attack as "insane, inhuman, heinous and a war crime", while calling on the global community to take further action against state sponsored terrorism. In a statement , President Donald Trump condemned the attack and said it "renews our resolve and that of our Afghan partners". Security officials have also warned that more attacks are possible. Read More »

US President Donald Trump says he might sign 'different' climate deal

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According to Nasa , global warming refers to the Earth's rising surface temperature due to rampant use of fossil fuels while climate change refers to the "broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels". The opinion that recent global warming is human-induced is shared by 90%-100% of published climate scientists according to a paper-study "Consensus on consensus: a synthesis of consensus estimates on human-caused global warming ". Read More »

Water crisis could lead to credit downgrade for Cape Town

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Nero played his fiddle while Rome burned below him and in present-day South Africa, our politicians are squabbling and accusing while the Western Cape desiccates and chokes from thirst before their eyes. Brooks says the commission will monitor the City of Cape Town while it implements its plans. As such, I would like to ensure maximum co-ordination between various players, so that we can avoid Day Zero together. Read More »

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Snow chances on deck for the Commonwealth

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A fair amount of sunshine is expected as we start Monday with a pocket of pretty dry air centered across the region. Thursday will be the mildest day of the week with temperatures in the low 50s under mostly sunny skies. It's not the best chance of snow, but the possibility is there. The snow showers are expected to hold off until after sunset mainly along or south of I-96, but really focusing near I-94. Read More »

Triple talaq bill draconian, ambiguous: Women activists

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PM Modi further added it was the government's effort as well as the expectation of the people that there would be no politics on an important issues like triple talaq and Muslim women would get their right. The Session will mainly be devoted to Financial Business relating to Union Budget for 2018-19 and discussion on the Motion of Thanks on President's address, but essential Legislative and other Business will also be taken up. Read More »

Snow showers dust the area as colder air arrives

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Then, expect snow showers and on-and-off periods of light snow through the morning commute. Mostly cloudy with a bit of snow late. Highs will fall to the lower 40s and upper 30s. The best chance of seeing 2 inches of snow will be for western areas over the ridge and valley region. Our winds will shift Wednesday , bringing warmer air up from the south. Read More »

Kings coach leaves game with light-headedness

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But, just when the Kings thought they had the Spurs on the ropes, the seasoned San Antonio team rallied for a 113-98 victory at AT&T Center. Sacramento, playing the fifth of a six-game trip, has six players sidelined by injuries, including starting center Willie Cauley-Stein, out with bone contusion in his right knee and a sprained left foot. Read More »

Jolie urges UN Security Council to solve Syria war

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Nearly seven years since the start of the conflict, more than 6 million people remain displaced inside Syria and a further 5.48 million have fled to other countries in the region, creating the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the second world war. Read More »

Biggest ever Team GB Winter Olympics squad leaves for Pyeongchang

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She had been critical of the International Olympic Committee ban, arguing that it was unfair to clean athletes and noted that she was not even on the national team in 2014. I knew I had more in the bag to give and I could ski faster and be stronger and a better athlete. Kolobkov added that Russia may organise alternative sports competitions for Russian athletes barred from the Games. Read More »

I would be tougher than May in Brexit talks

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US President Donald Trump has said he would have taken a "tougher" approach toward negotiations on Britain's exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU) than the one now adopted by British Prime Minister Theresa May . No, I wouldn't have negotiated it the way it was negotiated. Mr Trump complains that he has "had a lot of problems with the EU" and what he calls its "unfair" trade policies, warning that could "turn out to be very much to their detriment". Read More »

Man charged, arraigned in shooting of Detroit police officer

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He did what we expect each and every officer to do: To go out and serve this community with distinction and honor. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Doss "was everything that is good about Detroit ". "He called me up a couple of years ago, and said, 'Dad, what do I have to do to be in the police '". "He loved the job and he died doing something that he loved", Glenn Doss Sr. Read More »

IPL Auction 2018: Jaydev Unadkat most expensive Indian player, Dale Steyn unsold

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Wriddhiman Saha went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 5 crore but Parthiv Patel went unsold. Notable Indian players to go unsold after the first round were Ishant Sharma and Murali Vijay. While Ben Stokes's big-money move will occupy most of the back-pages in England on stories on IPL, Mark Wood (INR 1.5 Crore) and Sam Billings (INR 1 Crore) too had takers in CSK. Read More »

We Are Not Biased, Says Karnataka Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Controversial Circular

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The BJP had criticised the earlier circular by terming it as "minority appeasement" by the government ahead of elections, and this forced the Home Department to issue a revised version. In response to a question, Mr Siddaramaiah shot back that the all-party meeting convened by him on Saturday was successful as it unanimously made a decision to take a delegation to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in New Delhi to seek his intervention in resolving the Mahadayi row. Read More »

Attorney General: Independent Counsel Will Investigate MSU

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Dantonio was asked about rumors that he was planning to resign. Izzo said he did not have a chance to fully digest the report on a game day and declined to answer questions about specifics within it. He's the second university official to step down this week. Initially, USA Gymnastics released a statement that did not specify whether the board would resign. Read More »

Hillary Clinton makes cameo in Grammys skit about Trump

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In 1997, Clinton became the first first lady to win a Grammy Award when she took home the award for Best Spoken Word Album for her book, " It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us". While chuckles from the live New York City audience could be heard upon Clinton's appearance, not everyone was amused. The book has sold 1.7 million copies, according to publisher Henry Holt & Co. Read More »

Gunmen attack Kabul military academy

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Witnesses said they heard several explosions and gunfire at around 5:00 am (0030 GMT) at the academy on the outskirts of Kabul where high-ranking military officers are trained. It is yet to be known which part of the university came under attack as there are various institutions for armed forces, including National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA), the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA), and others. Read More »

Afghan government asked to resign following deadly bombings

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Barmak said police were among those killed and wounded. Analysts say the attack shows an escalation in tactics; in a statement , a Taliban spokesman said it had a "clear message" for President Donald Trump . "The National Unity Government has extremely failed to perform its responsibilities", Ariana News quoted Anwar ul-Haq Ahadi, Head of the New National Front of Afghanistan, as saying. Read More »

Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs

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Despite doubling the number of Dreamers - as the undocumented immigrants brought as children are called, the proposal elicited derision from Democrats. "We're going to solve the DACA problem". Mr Miller reportedly described the White House plan as a "dramatic concession". The diversity visa lottery benefits immigrants from countries underrepresented in the U.S. Read More »

MRI machine sucks in patient's relative

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Despite staff members trying to pull him out, the force was so strong that it sucked his hand in and the cylinder got stuck inside. But, they claimed, the ward boy said the oxygen cylinder could be carried into the room as the MRI machine had not been switched on. Read More »

Cardi B Slays the Red Carpet During First GRAMMY Appearance

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Earlier in the week, Cardi was asked what she was looking most forward to during the ceremony. "Butterflies in my stomach and v-!" Her lines include, "You heard she gon' do what from who?" But when bringing up the song, Giuliana seemingly struggled with remembering the line, which people on Twitter were quick to but on blast. Read More »

Finnish President on Track for Second Term in Historic Vote

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Since the incumbent president got the majority of votes and won his second six-year term in the first round, there will be no runoff on February 11. It is in this capacity that Niinisto, 69, has solidified his reputation as a skillful power broker, balancing Finland's Western commitments while forging a close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Allegations of 'Improper Conduct' Hit Rubio's Office

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Rubio also said his office is trying to make sure "those impacted by this conduct have access to any services they may require now or in the future", suggesting there was more than one staffer who was affected. He joined Mr. Rubio's staff in December 2016 after managing his presidential campaign in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida. Reed succeeded his predecessor Alberto Martinez, who served as Rubio's chief of staff since 2014. Read More »

Trump Urges 'Decisive Action' against Taliban after Deadly Attack in Kabul

The attackers drove an ambulance past a police checkpoint and detonated the bomb in a street full of government buildings and offices. The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and vehicles. Condemnations of the attack and tributes to the victims poured forth on Saturday. The attacks brutally underscore the weaknesses of Afghan security forces more than 16 years after the US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, and raise questions about President Trump's strategy for winning ... Read More »