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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 »

Nikki Haley slams 'disgusting,' 'extremely offensive' rumors of Trump affair

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is the "greatest friend" of the Israel lobby in the US, which has the greatest influence over Middle East policy in Washington, says an American political activist. The envoys also visited the Holocaust Museum Monday morning and later joined Trump for lunch at the White House on Monday, along with Haley and U.S. Read More »

Off-duty Pa. cop shoots 'rampaging' driver in head

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He said: "Anytime someone is trying to run people over we got to look at that angle and see what the investigation leads us". An off-duty police officer reportedly gave the driver a verbal warning, and when he did not respond the officer shot him in the face, WXTF reported . Read More »

Sensex rises by 338 points as IT, banking stocks gain

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After opening on a strong footing on optimistic buying by participants, the Sensex gathered momentum to touch an all-time high of 36,443.98. While BSE's Sensex was 331.09 points higher at 36,383.50, NSE's 50-share Nifty was recorded at 11,155.35. Read More »

YouTube to stream President Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union

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After the entire People's State of the Union - which runs nationally from Thursday to February 4 - has ended, a group of writers will create the Poetic Address to the Nation. Trump will take the podium in the U.S. House chamber less than a week after his aides unveiled a new immigration plan , including a revival of a program to block deportation of young people brought into the country illegally by their parents. Read More »

GOP senators call on Trump to show restraint in Russia probe

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Graham insisted that Mueller's job appeared to be in no immediate danger, pointing to the political costs if Trump did remove him. Mr Mueller learned of the incident in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in an inquiry into whether the President obstructed justice, the Times reported . Read More »

7-Year-Old Boy Handcuffed at School After Hitting Teacher

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With the aid of a translator, Alvarez explained that the issue was not one of a mental instability and that she has had her son evaluated before to which she was told he was okay. "A danger to society?'" This time, the parents said they went down to the school and agreed to a 10-day suspension but were told that he had to be taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Read More »

Egyptian Political Figures Call to Boycott Elections due to Undemocratic Climate

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Several would-be opposition candidates have been arrested or frightened from the race in the last few weeks. Nominations for candidates remain open until on Monday. Al-Sissi, an ex-army chief, came to power in 2014, a year after he led the overthrow of the country's first democratically elected but divisive Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Read More »

Defence Export Strategy unveiled

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The Turnbull government will establish a $3.8 billion fund that will offer loans to local arms manufacturers in a push to rapidly grow Australia's defence export industry. The Turnbull government has back-pedalled on suggestions China is a threat to Australia's national security. "We do not see Russian Federation or China as posing a military threat to Australia", Bishop told Sky News. Read More »

Bill Maher Jokes Melania's Marriage to Trump Must Feel Like the Holocaust

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Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, detailed her encounter with the real estate mogul during a 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly magazine. Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into "main stream media" reporting". The alleged tryst first hit the headlines earlier this month when the Wall Street Journal reported that Mr Trump's lawyer arranged a payment to Daniels to prevent her from talking about it ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Feyenoord reject second bid for striker Nicolai Jorgensen

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It has been a odd season for Benitez's men, who are performing a lot better on the road right now; their two Premier League wins since October came at West Ham and Stoke over the festive period. 'Some days they go to Milan and they start talking all together'. Mitrovic - who is ready to quit the club this month - wasn't involved against Chelsea . Read More »

Canadian police charge alleged 'serial killer' with five counts of murder

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Idsinga said the dismembered remains of "at least" three victims were found hidden in the bottom of large planters in the backyard of a Toronto home that McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business. -Sgt. Hank Idsinga called the scope of the investigation unprecedented: "I've seen large-scale investigations before with dozens and dozens of officers working on them". Read More »

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 »