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Trump decides not to release the Schiff memo

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top House Intel Democrat who Trump claimed is "one of the biggest liars and leakers" in DC, hit back at the irony in the President's request for revisions when the White House approved publishing the Republicans' "deeply flawed and inaccurate memo" without redactions. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi and the Dreamers

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The House did approve a temporary spending bill to extend most agency funding until March 23 and promptly sent it to the Senate for consideration. She went to the mat for the Dreamers , the 2 million undocumented immigrant youth in danger of deportation. Read More »

Erdogan: Turkey has nothing to talk about with Bashar Assad

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The highest toll was in the town of Jisreen, where eight civilians were killed. In an email Thursday to The Associated Press, Col. Thomas F. Veale said the coalition reported to the Russians the buildup of the pro-government forces in the area before the attack, and communicated with them during and after it. Read More »

Loya death: Opposition seeks SIT probe in plea to Ram Nath Kovind

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The bench is hearing pleas including those filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala and Maharashtra-based BS Lone seeking an independent probe into Loya's death in 2014. "Shirkant Khandalkar, a public spirited lawyer in Nagpur, allegedly fell from a high-rise building in the district courts on November 29, 2015, and Prakash Thombre, a retired District Judge, allegedly died on May 16, 2016, after falling from an upper berth in a train". Read More »

Meesawat leads the way into Super 6 showdown

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On a dramatic day during which strong prevailing winds played havoc with the field, seven different players held the lead at different stages. In challenging conditions Westwood shot a two-under 70 to join Rumford, who couldn't replicate his first round of 64 and shot 72, in the lead. Read More »

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang

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Moon, for his part, took the opportunity to highlight the visit of North Korean officials to the global competition, referring to the " Olympic Games of peace". Moon knows he needs to have United States in same boat. "Let us make it happen by creating the necessary conditions in the future", he was quoted as saying. Read More »

Samsung releases Galaxy S8 Oreo kernel sources

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But what's really set tongues wagging is the name of Samsung's Android Oreo update - it's officially called CRAP (G955XXU1CRAP). According to a report in SamMobile , regular users are expected to get the update after 24 hours. This new user experience from the company includes an improved keyboard, smarter device search, Bixby Briefing, Color Lens, and a lot more. This means the devices won't benefit from the potentially quicker update times. Read More »

North Korea's leader invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

After arriving on Kim Jong Un's personal jet at the South's ultramodern Incheon International Airport- the North's flagship airline is subject to sanctions - she traveled to Pyeongchang to attend the games' opening ceremony, where the North and South Korean athletes will march together behind a blue-and-white "unification" flag. Read More »

Raised pro-Pak slogans in response to Speaker's remarks: Akbar Lone

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Trouble began when the Speaker, responding to angry remarks from the legislators over the terror attack on the Sunjwan military camp, said the area fell in the Assembly constituency of NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone. Even the opposition demanded the Speaker to take back his words, where blamed Rohingyas for the attack. In the midst of the din, the Speaker adjourned the House for ten minutes. Read More »

Jazz make moves in final hours before trade deadline

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The Timberwolves will try to sign Rose if he clears waivers, according to The New York Times' Marc Stein. He also says there is mutual interest in that happening. Then as quick as a Rose crossover, two reports surfaced that Rose might be reunited with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and former teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson in Minnesota. Read More »

When does Team USA march during the Opening Ceremony?

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The president was also invited by North Korea to visit Pyongyang for a summit meeting. "Ultimately, North Korea's objective is to normalize its status as a nuclear power so that it can push for sanctions relief without giving up its weapons", said Troy Stangarone, a senior director at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington. Read More »

Modi conferred Grand Collar of State of Palestine

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On February 9, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Jordan, which is his transit to Palestine. Weeks after giving ceremonial welcome to Israel's Prime Minister and " close friend" Benjamin Netanyahu, PM Modi will visit Palestinian territories on Saturday. Read More »

Congress expected to vote on budget to avert government shutdown

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The news comes after much early morning theatrics in the US Capitol building, which ended when lawmakers finally approved a two-year spending plan - a deal that appeased most Republicans and Democrats, but infuriated budget hawks. and 6 a.m Friday, and, as the hours dragged on, procedural concerns meant a House vote mid-morning Friday appeared possible. Non-defense spending would rise by $63 billion this year and $68 billion next year. Read More »

Previous BJP government in Karnataka broke graft records: Rahul

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Rahul slammed the Modi-led Government by saying, "PM Modi talks about corruption". Assembly elections in the Congress-ruled Karnataka will be held later this year. "This country can not be run by looking in the rearview mirror", Gandhi said, as he flayed him for talking only about the past. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said Shah told party MPs that broader details of the transaction, including that it would cost over Rs 58,000 crore, have been shared but break-up of ... Read More »

Pelosi sets record for longest continuous speech in the US House

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Lasting more than 8 hours, Pelosi did it all in four-inch heels . It's unclear how much longer she will talk (Strom Thurmond's Senate filibuster record of 24 hours and 18 minutes is probably not in any danger), and the House historian is still looking into parallel House speeches that may have exceeded Pelosi's. Read More »

Ghouta death toll soars above 220 as Syrian regime bombards rebel enclave

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The area - also known as Dummar - is home to several military facilities but also a branch of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC). The air defence system intercepted the missiles and destroyed majority. The United Nations Security Council has rejected an appeal from UN aid officials for a monthlong humanitarian cease-fire in Syria amid separate calls by the United States for Syria and its ally Russian Federation to end their attacks against rebel-held areas. Read More »

Cloudy today with snow showers north, big warm-up for the weekend

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The service predicts an accumulation of anywhere between 3 and 10 inches Thursday , depending on where the notice was posted. Confidence in the amount of precipitation is "somewhat low", the meteorologist added. The way it appears now, we could get light snow accumulations. Highs will reach the low to mid 30s in central and southern Indiana. Monday , however, skies will be partly cloudy with a high of 37 and a low of 22. Read More »

S. Korean, DPRK athletes march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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Mr Pence shook hands with other leaders, including close ally Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , but not Kim Yong-nam. Pence reportedly didn't have to sit in the box with the North Koreans - but he wanted to make a political point. Critics say it's unclear whether revived dialogue between the Koreas could lead to immediate breakthrough on the nuclear stalemate when it seems unlikely that the North would be willing to give up its nukes under any deal. Read More »

Second Trump admin official resigns after allegations of domestic abuse

On Wednesday, White House staff secretary Rob Porter has resigned following allegations of abuse from his two ex-wives. Sorensen was a former top policy adviser to Maine GOP Gov. White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter , a former staffer for Sens. "I can't speak to what he may have or may not have known about this bad situation - and absolutely, domestic violence is abhorrent - but I'm going to make sure this never happens again"? Porter's resignation on Wednesday has raised questions ... Read More »

European Union negotiator warns agreement on Brexit transition may not happen

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There are only 13 months to go before Brexit, yet Prime Minister Theresa May and her senior ministers remain divided over how close a relationship the country should seek to retain with the EU. Japan's ambassador to the UK Koji Tsuruoka said there were "high stakes" and firms would not be able to continue operating unless they could remain profitable. Read More »

Syria wants UN to condemn US 'massacre'

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Moayad al-Hafi, a rescue worker, said his team was hit in a double-tap strike as they were pulling bodies out in Jisreen. She says the goal is to allow humanitarian aid and medical care to flow to more than 700 civilians in eastern Ghouta . Read More »

Peacemaking Trump And Kim Jong Un Impersonators Booted From Olympics

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Mr Pence, Ms Kim and other world leaders attended the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang , just 80km from the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea . So far, the South Korean President seems keen to take up his North Korean counterpart's offer, which comes as no surprise. Both of the high-ranking North Korean officials met and shook hands with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who was seated directly in front of the North's delegation. Read More »

US House set for budget battle ahead of shutdown deadline

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Congress aims to avoid letting funding lapse for the second time in less than a month. The budget reportedly raises spending caps by $300 billion over two years, allocating $80 million to defense spending and $ 63 billion to non-defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year. Read More »

Mattis vows 'Dreamers' serving in military will not be deported

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DACA service members are all people with a particular set of skills, such as being fluent in a key language, who came into the military through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program. "That would be a judicial action that obviously we obey". He noted that DHS has always been willing to cooperate with the Defense Department "if we, in fact, found somebody who had been treated unjustly". Read More »

Pravin Togadia questions BJP over FIR against Major Aditya Kumar

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She sought "urgent listing" of the petition for hearing, following which the court ordered that the petition be listed before "appropriate bench" on Monday. The bench of judges had then said that in any case of unjustified deaths, the perpetrator (s) do not have blanket immunity available to them. The petitioner has sought directions for guidelines to protect the rights of soldiers and adequate compensation so that no Army personnel is harassed by initiation of criminal proceedings for ... Read More »

Trump signs bill ending government shutdown

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The bill was the result of a grand bargain with Senate Democrats, who also insisted in an increase in domestic spending, blowing through budget restraints even as the Trump administration implements tax cuts passed by Congress previous year. Read More »

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) President Sells 34000 Shares of Stock

CTSH stock is now showing downward return of -1.87% throughout last week and witnessed increasing return of 4.29% in one month period. The Simple Moving Average is arguably the most popular technical analysis tool used by traders. Cornerstone Advsr reported 0.08% in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH). Verition Fund Management Ltd Com accumulated 4,291 shares. Read More »

Uno dazzles as Japan leads in team program

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Later Thursday, European gold medalists Yevgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov finished first in the pair event, representing Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation. "It was important to do a strong short program, a season's best", said Morozov. "He opened the doors for the rest of us". Alexei Bychenko earned a new personal best of 88.49 for a second place finish in the Men's event for his upbeat routine to the Jewish folk song "Hava Nagila". Read More »

Matt and Becca Hamilton eliminated from mixed doubles curling

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He's making his fourth appearance at the Winter Olympics. "We had chances to bounce back. we didn't execute our chances but they did", said China's coach Marcel Rocque after the match. Canada had no problem getting past Switzerland in a matchup between two teams that entered Friday with identical 3-1 records. Two stones are pre-positioned before each end, and the players combine to throw five stones instead of 16. Read More »

Trump Blocks Release Of Democrats' Memo On Russia Probe

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Mr. Trump huddled with Mr. Wray, principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Robert Hur and staff from the White House Counsel's Office "to receive their input" on the memo, said White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah. The White House allowed the Nunes memo to be made public. Democrats immediately cried foul at the decision to send the Democratic memo back to the committee. Read More »