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UN Allows Sanctioned North Korea Official To Attend Olympics

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The games are being attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and about 500 other delegation members. The North Korean delegation's arrival came a day after Kim Jong Un presided over a massive military parade in Pyongyang that was highlighted by the country's developmental intercontinental ballistic missiles, which in three flight tests a year ago showed potential ability to reach deep into the USA mainland when perfected. Read More »

Senate leaders' budget deal faces opposition in both parties

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, refused to allow a vote without an amendment to preserve spending caps to keep the deficit from growing to more than $1 trillion. "Democrats like to say "mañana"-tomorrow-when it comes to immigration ", he said". "We have reached the budget deal that neither side loves but both sides can be proud of", he said. Read More »

NHS not for sale and never will be, Downing Street says

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The news comes days after Trump came under fire for tweeting that people in the United Kingdom had taken to the streets to protest against the Labour-founded NHS . "We are at the outset of those discussions and her comments reflect that fact", the spokesperson said, adding that "the point is we are not into the detail of those discussions". Read More »

Israel strikes 'Iranian targets' in Syria after intercepting unmanned aircraft

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An Israeli F16 fighter jet crashed in Israel Saturday as the air force was carrying out attacks against "Iranian targets" in Syria after intercepting a drone, a spokesman said. The Iranian drone fell in our territory and is in our possession, " IDF spokesman Ronen Manelis said earlier, as cited by Haaretz . "Our air defenses confronted it and hit more than one plane", a military source told Syrian state TV. Read More »

Six out of 21 big states show decline in health indicators

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As per the index report for large states, Kerala has topped, followed by Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. "Currently 10% of the allocation given to the states under the National Health Mission is linked to the index". Among the union territories, Lakshadweep showed both the best overall performance, as well as the highest annual incremental performance. In the NITI Ayog's Health Index report, Jharkhand has got the number one rank in health reforms, an official release said here today. Read More »

Trump Plans To Nominate White House Aide Jim Carroll For Drug Czar

He gave no nod to the treatment of the women whose reports of abuse led to Porter's resignation. When Faulkner mentioned that Porter's ongoing lack of a permanent security clearance should have hinted at some underlying issue , Fleischer said that the White House only knows "what the Federal Bureau of Investigation tells them". Read More »

Dancing Jamaicans star at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway in PyeongChang , South Korea! Thirty years later, there have been sporadic protests against the presence of North Koreans in Pyeongchang , although opinion is split. Despite the ban, 168 " Olympic Athletes from Russia" will compete in Pyeongchang . In December, Guterres dispatched United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman to Pyongyang for talks, but the envoy came back with no commitment from North Korea to hold ... Read More »

USA stocks end bumpy week up sharply; oil prices drop three percent

Wall Street's main stock indexes climbed more than 1 percent on Friday, giving investors some solace after a week of huge swings that shook the market out of months of calm. The Dow and the S&P 500 are each down just over 10%, respectively, from their all-time highs. Early Friday, the 10-year Treasury was slightly higher at 2.86 percent. Read More »

Bronx man charged with stalking, harassing supermodel Bella Hadid

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Quick thinking Hadid, 21, alerted authorities fearing he may be outside her NY home. Cops arrested him for aggravated harassment and stalking, and he was still in custody as of Thursday night. What a scary situation for Bella Hadid . The stars - who are two of the most in-demand models in the world - opened up about their close relationship. Read More »

Theresa May And Japan's UK Investors To Hold Talks

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Barnier warned that the issue of Ireland's border could unravel the withdrawal agreement and the transitions period could be in doubt. The Best for Britain campaign, which advocates staying in the European Union and stopping Brexit, has been given more than £400,000 ($550,000) of funding by Soros' Open Society Foundation (OSF), according to The Guardian and The Telegraph newspapers. Read More »

Sunoco Agrees to $12.6 million Fine to Resume Mariner 2 East Build

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Our action to suspend the permits associated with this project, and the collection of this penalty, are indicative of the strict oversight that DEP has consistently exercised over this project. Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields says the company strongly disagrees with DEP's legal conclusions that its conduct was "willful and egregious" but has decided against continued litigation. Read More »

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, boost United States spending

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Lawmakers in that chamber were deeply divided along party lines and passage was uncertain. Paul said he was asking for a 15-minute debate and then a vote on his amendment, which was certain to lose. "I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits", he said on the Senate floor. Read More »

Terror attack at Army camp in Jammu's Sunjwan

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Three people have been injured so far in the ambush. The district administration of Jammu has asked schools within 500 meters of the camp to remain closed. Security forces immediately rushed in reinforcements to track down the holed-up militants. No. of terrorists isn't known, they've been cornered in one of the family quarters. Read More »

Newborn abandoned in airport bathroom with handwritten note

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Authorities say the woman can be seen on airport security footage walking "with a gait" and carrying something wrapped in a blanket, according to ABC affiliate KABC . The note goes on to say that the mother is "unable and unfit" to take care of the child and asks whoever finds the baby to take him to the authorities so they can find the baby a good home. Read More »

Dog Meat Still On the Menu at South Korea Olympics

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Meanwhile forty-five Russian athletes as well as two coaches have had appeals against their exclusion from the Winter Olympics dismissed - on the same day as the Games' opening ceremony. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea . The pair will have lunch with Moon at the Blue House on Saturday, Moon's office said. Read More »

Scores of flights canceled as storm pummels US Midwest

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The snow is expected to begin during the Thursday evening rush hour and continue through the Friday morning commute. According to Channel3000.com, The heaviest snow is now expected to fall over northern IL and southern Wisconsin - about 5 to 7 inches of snow with locally heavier amounts is now expected from Madison southward into northern IL. Read More »

Winter Olympics: New Zealand's Winter Olympic uniforms a 'let down'

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Kim remained in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang , where he oversaw a huge military parade the previous day. Vice President Mike Pence watches the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea . "The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose to allow the provision of the Galaxy Note 8 smartphones to four Iranian athletes without the condition of handing them back", an official from the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & ... Read More »

Class 2 student alleges sexual abuse in city school

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The angry parents then surrounded the school and demanded that the accused teacher be handed over to them. "It was then that we made a decision to stage a protest outside the school", he said. "The school authorities should also keep a vigil that such incidents do not take place", Chatterjee said. The police said that they were trying to provide a safe passage for the students stuck inside the school , while the parents alleged they were trying to rescue the accused. Read More »

Rachel Brand, No 3 justice department official, reportedly planning to resign

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Brand is an expert in national security and helped defend the administration's efforts to renew a foreign surveillance law. In the line of succession, Brand has been behind Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Scrutiny of Rosenstein from conservatives allied with Trump escalated last week after a Republican memo authored by House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., detailed how Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials including Rosenstein ... Read More »

Key witness in former Cuomo aide's corruption trial arrested after testimony

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On Thursday, Howe admitted he breached his plea deal by trying to get a hotel room charge taken off his credit card bill. Todd Howe leaves federal court after testifying in the Joe Percoco corruption trial in NY on Monday, Feb. His lawyers say his legal acts are being falsely portrayed by Howe as crimes. As part of his cooperation agreement with prosecutors, Howe in 2016 agreed not to violate any laws "whatsoever". Read More »

BJP attacks Congress over Renuka Chowdhury's conduct in Rajya Sabha

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This will be Modi's fourth meeting with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas. This will be the fourth meeting between Modi and Abbas after their meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in 2015 and at the Paris climate summit later that year and the Palestinian President's visit to India last year. Read More »

Senate reaches budget deal

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The budget deal would be paired with a stopgap spending measure that would keep federal agencies open past Thursday, when the current funding measure expires. "This package can not have my support", she said. The Washington Post puts the figure at half a trillion dollars. The legislation raises the government's borrowing limit through March 2019. Read More »

Cold Temperatures To Continue Heading Into The Weekend

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North wind around 11 miles per hour. The heaviest rain will likely move east of East Texas by Saturday afternoon, with just patchy drizzle through Saturday night and into Sunday morning. The National Weather Service office in San Diego is forecasting another bout of Santa Ana winds this weekend, followed by showers and mountain snow next week. Read More »

United Nations rights expert condemns violations against Syria civilians

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Syrian state media said early on Wednesday that Syrian air defenses had responded to what it described as "a new Israeli aggression" in the countryside around Damascus . Waves of airstrikes have intensified in recent days in the Syrian towns of Saraqeb in Idlib, and Douma in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, where Russian and Syrian warplanes are attacking rebel-held areas. Read More »

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

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The pipeline, which Swiss-based INEOS bought in late October for $250 million from BP, carries around 450,000 barrels per day of Forties crude oil. "We feel oil prices should be reduced", oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters here. Read More »

Reuters Publishes Story Of Myanmar Massacre, After 2 Journalists Arrested

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Soon afterwards, on the morning of September 2, all 10 lay dead. "Until now, accounts of the violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine state have been provided only by its victims". High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi's report on the crisis sparked by an army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in August. "The worldwide community needs to stop stalling and do what's necessary to hold accountable those who are responsible before evidence is tainted or lost, memories fade, and ... Read More »

WSJ Columnist: Why is the Media Ignoring the Real Bombshell FISA Memo?

Thomas J. Rooney (R-Fla.), is that "in a normal world" the panel would have simply interviewed the Justice Department officials who approved the surveillance applications, like Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Now, Democrats want their own commentary-memo published . Namely, the memo revealed that Page, a US citizen, was monitored for almost a year after a judge four times over found probable cause that he likely was acting as an agent of a foreign power. Read More »

Police officer killed in shooting near Atlanta

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They talked to the subject of the warrant for about ten minutes before they tried to take him into custody. "The Locust Grove officer died shortly after at the hospital". Zion United Methodist Church in Griffin. "They were serving a warrant and it just went south", Wade Corley said. He asked for prayers but said his brother is in "good spirits" and smiling and has been told his brother will be okay. Read More »