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Death toll increases as America faces one of the worst flu seasons

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Another unusual feature: People ages 50 to 64 are the second-most-impacted age group after those older than 65. Anita Quiran, assistant director of San Antonio Metro Health, said tracking flu is very hard because its not reportable. The flu is putting Americans in the hospital at the highest rate in almost a decade. There have been 2,300 flu deaths in Texas this season, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and that number is expected to climb. Read More »

Melania Trump's Military Flights While Living In NYC Reportedly Cost Over $675000

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First lady Melania Trump's delayed move to the White House from New York City took quite a toll on taxpayers. On top of these flight expenses, Melania's security detail at Trump Tower cost between $127,000 and $146,000 a day. The First Lady was on 21 of the flights, which in total cost $675,000 over three months. . While none of these flights have been alleged to be improper, former first lady Michelle Obama spent on average $350,000 per year, according to The Journal - or about half ... Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki gets STEAMY over trophy with fiance following Australian Open win

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It was the first time in the Open era that players ranked No. 1 and 2 were meeting in a major final without either having won a Grand Slam title. This year's event, will also feature former World No.1 and 2018 Australian Open finalist Simona Halep of Romania, defending champion Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic, Garbine Muguruza of Spain and former world No. Read More »

Turkey detains 300 people over its military offensive in Syria

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Turkey says that the YPG is an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for three decades. On different occasions some of these countries have alleged that us, israel, turkey, saudi arabia, jordan and qatar were supporting daesh (is) and other terror groups in the region. Read More »

New England Patriots: 'Tom vs Time' reveals a dark truth

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Everybody knows the New England Patriots have been to a ton of Super Bowls . While the defending champs have won 13 of 14 games and inch toward Sunday's Super Bowl as comfortable betting favorites, they're also coming off a shaky performance against the Jaguars . Read More »

US Says No Need For New Russia Sanctions

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But citing long time frames associated with major defence deals, Nauert said it was too soon to tell how effective the law had been, so it was better to wait to impose those sanctions. Trump criticized the law as "seriously flawed" when he reluctantly signed it in early August 2017 after it had been approved by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority in both the U.S. Read More »

Guterres lauds partnership between United Nations and African Union

It's also a headache for business people across Africa. I think it is not good for the image of the newspaper itself. The text enjoys broad ownership thanks, notably, to the convening of two important meetings: the Regional Meeting of 2 November 2017, at Skhirat, which brought together more than 120 decision-makers, representatives of global organizations, researchers and members of civil society, and the Ministerial Conference, held in Rabat on 9 January 2018, which was attended by ... Read More »

China Says it is Ready to Discuss India's Concerns About CPEC

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Repeating after correcting a word in para 7) By K J M Varma Beijing, Jan 29 (PTI ) India and China should look at their border differences , including over Dokalam, in a "calm way" and resolve them through existing mechanisms, the Chinese foreign ministry said today. Read More »

Rep. Scott Taylor: Legislation to Protect Mueller Unnecessary

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As The New York Times reported over the weekend, Trump's shadow campaign against Mueller appears to have focused on how he can leverage a controversial memo, written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes , to pressure and potentially fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

Trumps says U.S. not interested in talks with Taliban

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They're killing people left and right. A brazen suicide vehicle bombing Saturday claimed more than 100 lives and left more than 200 wounded. Four US citizens were killed and two wounded in the January 20 attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, the US State Department said last week. Read More »

BC's auto insurer in 'financial dumpster fire,' major reforms needed: minister

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The corporation noted that the cost of injury claims is close to $3 billion annually. ICBC's net claims costs for the first nine months of its current fiscal year totalled $4.25 billion. Eby released a consultant's report after the NDP government took office in July, projecting ICBC rates could rise 30 per cent by 2019 if changes aren't made. Read More »

Man dies after being sucked into an MRI machine

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A ward boy told him to carry an oxygen cylinder with him to MRI room which is prohibited. Despite the assistant and family members rescuing him from the machine and being rushed to emergency, Maru was pronounced dead. When asked if the BYL Nair Hospital was following the safety guidelines, Dr Supe refused to comment and just said: "Let the inquiry be over". "Investigation would also be made into who was on duty at the time of the incident, what precautions should have been taken and ... Read More »

Rajasthan bypolls: 50% voter turnout recorded in Alwar

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While Alwar has a total of 18.27 lakh voters, Ajmer has 18.43 lakh voters, and Mandalgarh 2.31 lakh voters. Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat passed away on 9 August last, while Alwar MP Mahant Chand Nath died on 17 September past year following a prolonged illness. Read More »

Intel Committee Votes To Release Secret GOP Memo, Withhold Democrats' Rebuttal

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The report comes at a time when Nunes could decide to put the release of the memo to a vote, which requires majority support among Intelligence Committee members. Such memos aren't all that unusual in Congress. Our system of government, which is based on free elections, is in jeopardy, given the mounting evidence that powerful officials during the Obama administration attempted to engineer who won the 2016 presidential election and then - when their preferred candidate, Hillary ... Read More »

Democratic Weekly Address | Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA)

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The White House proposal last week was straight from the anti-immigrants' playbook. DETROW: That's right. The White House is framing this as a bipartisan speech, a salesmanship speech. This issue has reached a crisis point for employers, and for the Dreamers themselves. "When you're bringing in the equivalent of a major metropolitan area every year, that has an impact on every aspect of life", said Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which is the other major ... Read More »

CA Teacher Slams Military Members as 'Lowest of the Low'

The student, a 17-year-old senior who said he wished to remain anonymous because he doesn't want any repercussions from friends who support Salcido, said he had no intention of the video being seen by anyone else and is surprised by all the attention. Read More »

State of the Union,ADVISORY, US

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Though party leaders tend to turn to young, energetic members to give the counterpoint to the president, rarely does it work out well. "It's going to be good", the President said, after his new Secretary of Health and Human Services was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence. Read More »

"We will not move our Tel Aviv embassy", says Trudeau

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Jerusalem is the capital of the jewish people since the time of King David. Palestinians froze their ties with Washington, and said they would not accept the administration as a peace broker, following Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . Read More »

DHS plans tougher screening for refugees from 11 countries

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The US will resume refugee admissions from 11 countries after halting admissions from those countries last October to conduct a 90-day security review. For each of the last three years, refugees from the 11 countries made up more than 40 percent of US admissions. Admissions from the 11 countries have been essentially on pause since Mr. Read More »

Pre-Budget all-party meet today

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I hope and I humbly request all political parties of the country to get the bill passed in this session as a New Year gift of 2018 to Muslim women", he said . At the same time, Modi did acknowledge farm distress, saying it is the responsibility of the Centre and the State Governments to identify and address farmers' issues. Read More »

House Intel Committee could hold dueling votes on releasing secret memos

The specifics aren't clear because it is classified and available only to members of Congress. Four pages and the subject of countless tweets, the memo is the nexus of a bubbling controversy over whether the Justice Department acted improperly in probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Militants attack military base in Kabul

Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense. Two of the attackers were killed in the gun battle, two detonated their suicide vests and one was arrested by the troops, he said. On Saturday, an ambulance packed with explosives detonated in a busy area of central Kabul at lunch time, killing at least 103 people and wounding 235. Read More »

Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys; Jay-Z is biggest loser

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Kendrick Lamar for the second time swept all rap categories but failed to win the general prizes. Veteran Jay-Z, whose soul-baring album "4:44" had gone into the show with a leading eight nominations, won nothing and chose not to perform at the three-hour show. Read More »

Russian fighter flies 5 feet from United States plane over Black Sea: Navy

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The Navy EP-3 reconnaissance plane was flying in worldwide airspace at the time, according to the Pentagon. "The US aircraft was operating in accordance with global law and did not provoke this Russian activity ". Russian military leaders are known for a lot of things. "This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-27 closing to within five feet and crossing directly through the EP-3's flight path, causing the EP-3 to fly through the SU-27's jet wash", said the statement. Read More »

Israel summons Polish envoy over legislation

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The measure, which is meant to apply to both Poles and foreigners, sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers to death camps set up by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland as being Polish. "Jews, Poles, and all victims should be guardians of the memory of all who were murdered by German Nazis", Morawiecki wrote on his Twitter account after the annual ceremony at the camp's museum. Read More »

Jordan's king vows to stick up for Palestinians on Jerusalem

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The move led to outcry from the worldwide community who nearly unanimously view Israel's occupation of Palestinian East Jerusalem as illegal. The Spanish envoy, on her part, commended Jordan's stance on Jerusalem and its endeavors to bring about comprehensive peace between the Palestinians and Israelis and achieve the two-state solution. Read More »

President Abbas, King Abdullah discuss implications of USA decision on Jerusalem

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Those joining Monday's protest feared job losses among UNRWA's 13,000 employees and cuts to services. "I have a family of nine and I have never felt afraid for my job like today". Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, President Donald Trump suggested that Palestinian leadership's refusal to meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to the region was grounds for cutting aid to UNRWA . Read More »

US Senate plans to vote on bill banning abortions after 20 weeks

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There is "no federal law protecting these young lives from abortion", Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst, a vocal and strident abortion foe , told her colleagues from the floor. It was first introduced in 2012, but would have applied only to the District of Columbia. Similar proposals have passed the House three times since 2013, most recently in October, but have only made it to the Senate floor once before, in 2015. Read More »

NAFTA talks could continue into 2019

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said progress was made in the latest round of NAFTA talks, while warning negotiations need to speed up to reduce uncertainty. He called a Canadian proposal on services trade a poison pill, blasted Canada's global trade complaint, and demanded a rebalancing of the trade deficit in goods. Read More »

Netanyahu, Putin, to discuss military cooperation in Syria

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Gen. Herzl Halevi, was likely to speak with the Russian leader about the situation in Syria, in addition to Iran's growing presence throughout the Middle East as well as its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "A special thank you that you agreed to have the meeting today here, in particular", Putin said according to a Hebrew translation of his statement provided by Netanyahu's office. Read More »