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Trump threatens government shutdown if Congress doesn't fix immigration laws

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The deal could potentially put an end to the brinkmanship over spending that has periodically roiled Washington and that resulted in funds running out for the government in January. "If we don't change the legislation, get rid of these loopholes where killers come into our country and continue to kill ... if we don't change it, let's have a shutdown". Read More »

DENR to spend P1-B to explore Philippine Rise

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Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said the Philippines will be violating worldwide law - the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNLCOS) - if it disallows all scientists from foreign nations from conducting research in Benham Rise. Read More »

Justin Trudeau enters no man's land with a welcome to peoplekind

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At this point Trudeau made a decision to dive into political correctness headfirst."We like to say peoplekind ", he said, interrupting her. Justin Trudeau , the Canadian prime minister, interrupted a woman who said the phrase "mankind" and suggested "peoplekind" should be used instead. Read More »

Taking stock on Tom Brady's wild and wildly impressive Super Bowl LII

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He appeared in his record eighth Super Bowl and already held the record among quarterbacks with five titles entering play Sunday. Running back Dion Lewis, the team's leading rusher during the regular season, will be a free agent, as will be wide receiver Danny Amendola - who led the team Sunday with 152 receiving yards. Read More »

Thousands evacuated in Indonesian capital over floods

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TV footage yesterday showed people wading through murky water in some neighbourhoods. In a statement, he said: "We are making sure that those evacuees receive aid". Authorities have desperately tried to relieve water from a reservoir in Bogor after water levels reached a dangerously high level, setting off the highest alert available. Read More »

Schumer urges Trump to back release of Dem memo

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He said that from his perspective, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "very forthcoming" with information presented to a court that authorized surveillance on the campaign aide, Carter Page. Still, should Trump keep the Democrats' rebuttal memo under wraps, it would likely set off a new firestorm. But Schiff says the memo actually confirms the investigation began several months earlier. Read More »

Lithuania: Russia deploying more missiles into Kaliningrad

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After visiting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces based in the town of Rukla, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters Monday that "Iskander missiles are being stationed in Kaliningrad for permanent presence as we speak" and that the nuclear-capable mobile missiles were a threat to "half of all European countries", the Associated Press reported . Read More »

Senators to introduce bipartisan immigration plan

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In January, Democrats refused to vote on a spending bill that did not deal with DACA , ultimately being the primary force for the shutdown. It is a remarkable offer that goes far beyond the expected granting of legal status to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals . Read More »

United States stock market plunges again, then recovers as wild ride continues

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The scale of nerves was underlined by a surge in the volatility index and the halting of trading on Tuesday in a handful of exchange-traded funds that allow investors to bet on market swings staying low . David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets, told the BBC: "Equity traders were enjoying a bullish run recently, and the jolt from the major decline in the United States last Friday has triggered a worldwide round of profit taking". Read More »

Pence Intent to Counter North Korea's Olympic Charm Offensive

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The 41 staff members' symptoms of headaches, stomach pain and diarrhoea, may be related to norovirus , the Gangwon Province Health and Environment Research Centre said. The vice president's trip will be highlighted by his stop at the Pyeongchang Games. The DPRK has also accused the United States of trying to sabotage the detente process on the Korean Peninsula, which was launched since the beginning of the year by sending its Vice President Mike Pence to the opening ceremony. Read More »

ANC leaders to meet on Wednesday

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President Zuma, whose presidency has been marred by corruption scandals and economic decline, has been in a weakened position since he was replaced as leader of the ANC by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in December. The 80-member ANC committee meeting on Wednesday could "recall" Zuma from office - an instruction he could constitutionally refuse to obey, triggering political chaos. Read More »

Several Eagles players say they'll skip White House visit

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Long, who played for the Patriots last season, skipped their White House visit last April. Long, who was stirred by violence in his Charlottesville, Virginia hometown to donate his 2017 salary to educational charities, said, "Are you kidding me?" when asked on the Pardon My Take podcast if he would visit the White House . Read More »

More Snow On The Way

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More snow showers are expected on Tuesday evening and in the early hours of Wednesday morning. . Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: "There are indications of quite a prolonged cold period". The yellow weather warning means be aware, although the forecast suggests heavy snowfall on Tuesday. His colleague Dan Holley tweeted that slow-moving snow showers in north Norfolk this morning could see snow from Burnham Market east to Bacton - and up to six miles inland. Read More »

The FBI's scandalous attempt to block the Nunes memo

The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Monday to publicly release a Democratic memo meant to counter a now-public Republican document that alleges surveillance abuses against a former Trump campaign adviser. "Must be stopped!" Trump tweeted . Speier, an Intelligence Committee member, said the whole matter is counterproductive. "Well I'm actually in a really small group of Republicans that think that this FISA process is suspect and wrong and should not have taken ... Read More »

New Trump Decision: Whether to Release Democrats' Memo

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The US House intelligence committee voted unanimously Monday night to release a Democratic rebuttal to the Republican Party's memo on the Russian Federation investigation that President Donald Trump declassified last week. Democrats on the committee, who prepared their own memo, are asking for approval to release their document as a rebuttal. The memo focuses on Page, but Democrats on the House committee said "this ignores the inconvenient fact that the investigation did not begin with, or ... Read More »

Pence heads to Olympics with stern message for North Korea

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The art troupe from the North is led by star singer Hyun Song Wol and is scheduled to perform at Gangneung, near the Games venue of Pyeongchang, on Thursday and in Seoul on Sunday. Seoul last week received an exemption from US sanctions in order to send a South Korean airplane to the North for an inter-Korean joint ski training session. Read More »

Bill Beekman named interim athletic director at Michigan State

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Simon resigned amid mounting pressure from lawmakers, students, and several board members for MSU's handling of the Larry Nassar scandal. On Monday, the university announced in a release that Bill Beekman, vice president and secretary of the Board of Trustees , will serve as interim AD as the school searches for a permanent one. Read More »

White House official: Trump not expected to extend DACA deadline

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He said Trump's "unconstructive engagement" last month with Durbin and Graham on the issue means that their bill "may not be feasible". "This is not going back to the 1920s when we had those very restrictive laws, basically imposed a moratorium on immigration, but that's what Democrats are trying to say, and it seems to me that they're fabricating excuses not to engage in a conversation". Read More »

Amtrak train breaks apart while traveling at high speed towards Boston

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Last week, an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to their annual retreat in West Virginia collided with a garbage truck in Crozet, Va. Abrams says Amtrak is now inspecting "every Acela trainset". Those continuing to Boston were given tickets for the Acela Train 2100. Only the air hoses remained connected between the two cars, which both had passengers in them, said the source. Read More »

Tokyo stocks plunge over 4-pct after Wall Street sell-off

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The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,175.21 points, or 4.6 percent, to close at 24,345.75, breaking below the 25,000 level. The main concern is that potentially higher interest rates in the USA will curtail the bull run on Wall Street, with the bond market benefiting from a rate rise. Read More »

Trump takes aim at House Intel Democrat: 'Little Adam Schiff...'

Mueller is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians, and possible obstruction of justice by the president as he sought to limit the probe. Trump also said on Twitter that it "totally vindicates" him . "The premise of the Nunes memo is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ corruptly sought a FISA warrant on a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, Carter Page, and deliberately misled ... Read More »

Republicans slam Ives' TV ad

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A woman wearing a pink "p***y" hat made famous in the 2017 Women's March, says, "thank you for making all IL families pay for my abortions." that refers to the law Rauner signed that makes abortions covered by Medicaid . A spokesperson told The Associated Press that Rauner "is the one who owes IL families in general and conservatives in particular an apology". "Representative Ives's campaign ad does not reflect who we are as the Party of Lincoln and as proud residents of our great and ... Read More »

Freezing drizzle and snow tonight & Tuesday night

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Travelers are warned to plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday . In southern CT, the NWS says snow and sleet accumulation could total up to 2 inches. The snow melts into freezing rain as it falls, he said. High near 30. Calm wind becoming east around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Snow will come to an end Monday night , with clearing skies expected into Tuesday morning. Read More »

Trump unlikely to extend DACA deadline

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Kelly says of lawmakers, "What makes them act is pressure". Still, many lawmakers are uneasy about what might happen to the Dreamers after March 5, and Democrats - and Trump himself - are using that uncertainty as leverage to help force a deal. Read More »

Bulgaria welcomes European Commission adoption of strategy for Western Balkans

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The European Commission said on Tuesday it is ready to prepare recommendations to open accession negotiations with Albania and Macedonia. Kosovo has yet to apply, partly because of its disputed status. "And today we are saying to them that we have made the same choice, for us too the prospect is very clear", Mogherini said. Mogherini insisted that 2025 was not a "target date" or a "deadline". Read More »

Agree To Disagree: President Trump and the Memo

Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday that a GOP-produced congressional memo on FBI surveillance powers did not clear President Donald Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, and they expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller's work would continue without interference. Read More »

Carter Page: I've never spoken with Trump 'any time in my life'

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A July 2016 trip that Page, an energy consultant, made to Moscow on his own but with the knowledge of the Trump campaign has made him a person of interest in the Department of Justice's Russian election meddling probe. Page revealed in the Tuesday interview that he's never even spoken to Donald Trump , even though he is routinely identified as an associate of the president's because he worked on the Republican's campaign. Read More »

Ajay Devgn's intense act steals the show - Watch Raid trailer

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Devgn essays the role of an income tax officer from Uttar Pradesh and going by the poster, it seems he plays one of those officers who remain unscathed by the vices of greed and dishonesty. "16 March 2018 release". " Raid " is helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta, who previously did " Aamir " and " No One Killed Jessica ". Gulshan Kumar & Tseries present, A Panorama Studios Production, Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, Raid is directed by Raj Kumar ... Read More »

Korean jet catches fire at Singapore Airshow

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He said airport privatization is among major reasons driving cost rises when the industry needs affordable infrastructure to accommodate capacity increases. When the new terminal comes onstream in the late 2020s, it will boost Changi's passenger handling capacity by 50 million per year from 82 million now. Read More »