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Shutdown Continues as Democrats Take Back the House

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The Democrat said the Constitution established the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government to be co-equal checks and balances on each other and asks that the President "from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union". Read More »

Hundreds Rally As 7-Year-Old Houston Girl’s Killer Remains Unknown

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Jazmine Barnes was in her mom's vehicle on Sunday heading to the store when a gunman opened fire. Barnes' murder has caught the attention of several activists and celebrities, resulting in football player DeAndre Hopkins pledging his playoff check for costs associated with Barnes' funeral, which is set to take place on Tuesday. Read More »

PM Khan arrives in Turkey for two-day visit

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Erdogan says his country will host the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan for a meeting geared toward bringing peace to Afghanistan. Prospects of collaboration in the health sector were discussed. Imran Khan pointed out that our exports remained stagnant due to flawed policies. He laid a floral wreath at the grave and noted his remarks in the Golden Book. Read More »

China trade delegation to meet Monday, Tuesday

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USA officials are heading to Beijing next week for the first face-to-face talks since Trump and President Xi Jinping in December agreed to a 90-day truce in the trade war as they sought to strike a deal. The two nations have been locked in a trade war for much of the past year, disrupting the flow of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods and stoking fears of a global economic slowdown. Read More »

Poland: Five teenage girls die in 'Escape Room' fire

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Asphyxiation was the probable cause of the deaths, officials have said. He said there was no proper evacuation route and a "lot of negligence" at the location. Highly popular with teenagers across Poland , the " escape room " game involves players locked inside a room or building. Police and fire officials said they did not yet know what started the blaze in the escape room , which was reported early on Friday evening. Read More »

Pelosi doesn't like new Dem lawmaker's profanity

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While Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hesitant to speak strongly in favor of impeachment, she has not ruled it out. Tlaib's call to impeach Donald Trump isn't a surprise. Though the president has vigorously dismissed any such talk publicly, he has reportedly grown anxious in recent months about being impeached . Neither Steyer nor any other Democrat pushing for impeachment have explained on why Trump should be removed. Read More »

Federal agencies directed to hold off on raises during shutdown

Federal agencies were told to hold off on enacting pay increases on January 4, in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Departments were told in a memo issued Friday from the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management to hold off on enacting the raises during the partial government shutdown . Read More »

WSJ Blasts 'Utterly False Narrative' on Soviet-Afghan War

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Trump also said that now Russia, Pakistan and India should be intervening in Afghanistan , not the US. The U.S. military also has some 7,000 troops deployed in a separate U.S. " Trump doesn't need to be taken seriously by anyone as what he's saying is not flowing from any wisdom or sagacity", Sahni said. He said the invasion targeted terrorists who were flowing into the Soviet Union. Read More »

Judge extends Mueller grand jury

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Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the DC District Court, who oversees the Mueller grand jury, granted the extension. The grand jury's term can not be extended after the six months are up. All three have pleaded guilty. They last met, according to CNN reporting, on December 21 for about two hours. Mr. Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn was also indicted by the grand jury. Read More »

DeAndre Hopkins Donating Playoff Paycheck To Family Of Slain 7-Year Old

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Her mother, LaPorsha Washington , was also struck in the attack, but she survived. Three of Barnes' sisters were also in the vehicle and one was hurt by shattered glass. "And I urge you, whoever did this, you know who you are, please turn yourself in now because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you". Read More »

7 dead in crash on Florida highway

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The highway patrol says a truck driven by Steve Holland, 59, of West Palm Beach, was traveling north in the far-right lane when his truck suddenly veered left and collided with a auto driven by Robyn Rattray, 41, of Gainesville. The truck drivers were 49-year-old Douglas Bolkema of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 59-year-old Steve Holland of West Palm Beach. The fire has since been put out with a huge black wreckage being seen on the carriageway. Read More »

America Warns Iran Against Space Launch

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Pompeo noted that Iran has publicly announced plans to soon fire off three Space Launch Vehicles , or rockets that are used to carry payloads. "The launch will advance its missile program", Pompeo said on Twitter. Iran swiftly turned down the United States warning, arguing that its space launches and missiles tests were legal. "The satellites have been made by domestic experts and will be put on various orbits", Taqizadeh said. Read More »

Airstrike kills mastermind behind USS Cole bombing that killed 17 sailors

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The US military is trying to verify reports that it has killed one of the men behind a deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000. Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. The State Department's Rewards for Justice Program offered a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest. The attack also wounded 39 sailors. Read More »

Man dies after being stabbed at Church of Scientology headquarters

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One man died of stab wounds and another was injured Thursday, after an attack at a Scientology centre in Sydney . "We can not make any further comment beyond the fact that the victim was a beloved member of our Church", a statement from the church read, adding they are "providing the police with any assistance needed in their investigation". Read More »

Chinese 'Jack the Ripper' executed

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Chinese serial killer Gao Chengyong, often dubbed by the media as China's version of "Jack The Ripper", was executed Thursday. Many of his victims were wearing red when their mutilated bodies were found. Baiyin police offered a 200,000 yuan reward for information on the case as early as 2004, the Post reports , but Gao wasn't caught until over a decade later. Read More »

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Links to the data appeared daily on the Twitter account in December in an advent calendar-style, but it was only noticed more recently. The data, published on a Twitter account, also included addresses, personal letters and copies of identity cards, the public broadcaster said , citing affiliate rbb . Read More »

'Fresh Face' Dem Congresswoman: 'We're Gonna Impeach The Motherf***er'

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She replied, "Baby, they don't. In a brief written for her hometown newspaper that was published on Thursday, the same day America's first Palestinian-American congresswoman will swear her oath to America using a 1734 English translation of the Quran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson, Tlaib says it is time to begin checking and balancing the president . Read More »

U.S. issues new China travel warning amid heightened tensions

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The warning comes as two Canadian citizens remain in detention in China. The latest advice also warns of "special restrictions" on those who hold dual US-Chinese citizenship. U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said in a Twitter post in November that "these Americans need to be allowed to return home". What do we know of the recent detentions? China's top prosecutor said on Thursdaythe two men had "without a doubt" violated the law . Read More »

Will women win fight to worship in Hindu temple?

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On Jan. 1, 2019, women in Kerala, southern India, joined to form a 385-mile (620km) " women's wall " to protest the persistent barring of women from the Sabarimala temple , which has historically banned women aged between 10 and 50. Four people were stabbed, according to media reports , with stone-throwing protesters smashing the windows of 99 buses and causing an estimated 33.5 million rupees ($478,000) worth of damage. Read More »

Canadians Detained In China Since Huawei Executive's Arrest In Vancouver

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The foreign ministry said earlier last month that Kovrig and Spavor are "suspected of engaging in activities endangering national security", without specifying whether their cases were linked. The US and other allies have also called on China to release the pair, and those who know the men reject allegations against them. Many are out on bail or probation. Read More »

Former US marine detained in Russian Federation charged with espionage, state media reports

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The lawyer said he would be filing an appeal on Thursday against Whelan's pre-trial detention, arguing he should be released on bail. The lawyer said of his American client's mood: "There is no depression". Rosbalt news service, which has close links to the security services, stated that corporate security executive Whelan was 'caught red-handed immediately after receiving a media with information containing state secrets. Read More »

Afghan special forces fight IS; Taliban kill 15 policemen

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General Scott Miller, who commands USA forces and the NATO-led non-combat Resolution Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan reiterated the need for a political settlement to end the conflict. The United States has recently stepped up diplomatic efforts to seek a political resolution to the Afghan war and held several rounds of talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Saudi Prosecutor Seeks Death Sentences As Khashoggi Murder Trial Opens

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Eleven people charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been brought before a Saudi court for an initial hearing. The kingdom previously announced 18 people had been arrested. The commission said in a statement that bringing the accused to trial confirms the Kingdom's previous announcement that justice would take its course and that whoever had involved in this crime would receive the deterrent penalty. Read More »

Russian gas explosion death toll hits 39 as rescue operation ends

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Citing the emergencies ministry, RIA news agency said 110 people lived in the building. The explosion tore through the 10-storey building in the industrial city almost 1 700km east of Moscow in the early hours of Monday. Located in the mineral-rich southern Urals, Magnitogorsk, with a population of more than 400,000, is home to one of Russia's largest steel producers. Read More »

Trump Trolls Elizabeth Warren With Mock 2020 Campaign Poster

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Her Monday video announcement sparked a polite response from President Donald Trump , a frequent sparring partner who has taunted her for her claim of Native American ancestry by calling her "Pocahontas". The Massachusetts Democrat hired Brendan Summers, who managed the 2016 Iowa caucus campaign for Vermont Sen. 'This is a moment in America where people really want to get the focus back on the points that touch their lives, about things like student loans and what it costs to get a ... Read More »

Trump says he fired Mattis, who left over Syria

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Mattis in making an exit from the Pentagon is press secretary Dana White, who gave no reason for her departure as Mr. Mattis' chief spokeswoman. Ms. border. Nor did the president clarify plans in Afghanistan, where he has ordered a troop reduction on an unspecified timetable. "The threat is real, the risks are real", the former top Boeing executive said in the publicly televised portion of the meeting. Read More »