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Blaming Dems, Trump Says DACA Deal Likely 'Dead'

It is part of discussions between the White House and Congress over new funding for the government to avert a partial government shutdown when US agencies run out of money at midnight Friday. "But what we have to do is not let that define this moment", said Republican Senator Cory Gardner on CBS's "Face the Nation" program. He recommends those who want to apply or reapply to check with an advocacy group or attorney for help. Read More »

May, Macron to talk terrorism and migration at United Kingdom summit

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The meeting - which will focus on defense, security cooperation and economic ties, among other issues - is Macron's first presidential visit to the United Kingdom, and comes on the heels of news that the British government will pay France £44.5 million for the continued policing of the border at Channel ports. Read More »

Capt Amarinder Singh accepts Rana Gurjit Singh's resignation

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The Punjab BJP said the CM accepting the resignation proved that the allegations of corruption against Rana were correct. Notably, Punjab Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh had submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh , who was yet to act on it. Read More »

Trump says program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Trump has denied he used the phrase. Several lawmakers expressed disappointment and disgust, with Republican Sen. "Lindsey - he meant well - but I said, 'Well, how many Republicans agree with this?'" Mr Trump said. Cotton added that people shouldn't be surprised by Durbin's comments because the IL senator "has a history of "misrepresenting what happens in White House meetings". Read More »

World approval of Donald Trump's U.S. leadership drops to new low

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Median disapproval jumped 15 points to 43 percent, also a new record. The US suffered the biggest losses in its own backyard, as approval ratings dropped to 24 percent and disapproval ratings shot up to 58 percent across the Americas. The collapse in support is particularly dramatic in Canada and Latin America, where 49% approved of the Obama administration's leadership, with 27% disapproval in 2016. Read More »

No. 2 House Democrat says Trump qualifies 'for being a racist'

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He said initial indications were that "spending limits are so high that any Republican should blush". According to highlights of the draft legislation obtained by The Arizona Republic , the compromise deal calls for a shift away from the nation's longstanding family-based immigration system by eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which now uses a random lottery system to pick immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Read More »

Pope Defends Chilean Bishop Accused of Covering Up Pedophile Priest Case

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As they were flying with Pope Francis and his entourage between Chilean cities Santiago and Iquique, they asked the pope to bless their marriage , which had happened in a civil ceremony but not in a church. He then heads to Peru on the second leg of his South American visit. Like this story? Share it with a friend! That we have two daughters and that we would have loved to receive his blessing. Read More »

Angry Africans demand Trump apology for slur

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Africans have reacted angrily after United States (US) President Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as " shithole countries ", with many accusing the US president of racism and ignorance. U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican, said in an interview, "It's incomprehensible that these words came out of the mouth of the president of the United States of America, a country that was founded on being free from discrimination and treating people fairly and ... Read More »

White House: US Maintains 'Open Channels' With North Korea

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A summary of the commentary by North Korea's official news agency described the tweet as "the spasm of a lunatic ". The bureaucrat, who asked not to be named, was outlining Japan's hardline approach on North Korea to visiting journalists from the 10 Asean countries. Read More »

0% chance Republicans won't be blamed for shutdown

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Keep in mind on this: Should House Republicans pass their short-term spending bill, it's a very, very tough vote for Senate Democrats . On Wednesday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said there was "revulsion" among his colleagues for the stopgap proposal in the House and that an "overwhelming number" would not support it, however. Read More »

House Passes Bill in Effort to Prevent Government Shutdown

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John McCain absent, if all Senate Republicans vote yes, Senate leadership will still need 10 more Democratic votes to pass the measure . The GOP-controlled House of Representatives passed a cynical, short-term spending bill on Thursday in a 230-197 vote, which would fund the government through February 16. Read More »

Twitch's new tools help streamers hype pre-recorded videos

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At the same time as it announced the Disney pact, Twitch also unveiled a new suite of tools to help creators enhance the prerecorded video viewing experience. Disney's aim is similar, as it is looking to extend the confines of its YouTube content into other platforms. According to Twitch , "Today we're giving creators like these more options, more control, and more opportunities to find viewers, grow an audience, and make a living doing what they love, and we're doing it with Video ... Read More »

Missouri Republican legislators call on embattled GOP governor to resign

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Greitens step down and allow us to have a new governor". Eric Greitens released a new statement about an affair he was involved in and allegations connected to that affair. Conway also invoked her experience as a former criminal investigator to warn of a potentially "long process that will be humiliating to everyone" in the coming weeks. Read More »

White House blames Democrats as shutdown deadline nears

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A House vote on an extension to February 16 is expected after 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT), House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said , but it was unclear if there were enough votes to pass it in either the House or Senate. " House of Representatives needs to pass Government Funding Bill tonight", Trump tweeted . The 230-197 vote was critical to Republicans' hopes of setting a shutdown trap for Democrats , who are trying to decide whether to refuse to fund the government ... Read More »

Israeli army storms West Bank city, kills Palestinian

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A report by the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs raises concern over the Palestinians' growing use of children for propaganda purposes. According to the Palestinian health ministry, the terrorist killed was Ahmed Jarrar , 22, who has been identified as the son of Nasser Jarrar, a senior Hamas terrorist killed by Israeli forces during the intifada in 2002. Read More »

TCU's Jaylen Fisher out for season after surgery

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The Iowa State Cyclones will take on the TCU Horned Frogs in one of the college basketball games on Wednesday, start time at 9:00 PM ET, at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas . TCU jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the game's first 5 minutes, and led by as many as 17 in the first half. His last surgery forced him to miss TCU's Australian tour, but he was able to return to action for the start of the regular season. Read More »

Roger Federer Urges Fellow Players to Embrace the Media

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Federer maintained his flawless record of always reaching the third round at Melbourne Park, in his 19th appearance, with a 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory in a highly-entertaining encounter. Well, kind of. To the delight of many tennis fans, Will Ferrell reprised his famous role on the courts of the Australian Open on Sunday. It's their call. Read More »

Trump predicts GOP and Dems will agree on health care plan

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Multiple recent polls indicated the GOP tax bill was unpopular among the USA public, but Trump defended the bill, claiming "insider polls" show support for the bill is "strong". "And I'll tell you something, people all over the country understand this - it's unbelievable when you look at the public response, no one is falling for it". Read More »

Egypt, Ethiopia FMs to Meet Wednesday

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Thursday at talks in Cairo they were opposed to any "conflict" over the sharing of Nile waters. For his part, Ethiopian Prime Minister Desalegn asserted that his country will not put Egyptians' life at risk, assuring that the Nile River will continue to flow between the two countries. Read More »

Donald Trump in 'excellent' physical and mental health, White House doctor finds

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Before Trump assumed the presidency, he had released a report from his personal doctor in NY, saying that he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to be the President". Others noted that Dr. Ronny Jackson's measurements put Trump's BMI at 29.9 - just under being considered obese. Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital. Read More »

Stoke not the only club to contact Ireland boss O'Neill

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FAI CEO John Delaney has confirmed that Martin O'Neill will sign his new contract to remain as Irish manager before the UEFA Nations League draw next Wednesday. I've said it many times today but obviously the game in November was a blow. If an employee wants to leave an employer, you can't stop them. "If any approaches are made, he'll inform us". Read More »

Trump Admin Asks SCOTUS to Hear DACA

USA Today, Jan. 15: Jorge Garcia is too old to qualify for the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , which allows children of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before age 16 and were born after June 15, 1981, to legally work and study here. Read More »

Republican senator insists Trump didn't disparage Haiti, African nations with profane remark

Jeff Flake said he heard directly from people who attended the meeting that Trump did call several countries a "shithole". But second, I've known Dick Durbin for 35 years. President Donald Trump , on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world's melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. Read More »

Turkish military, intel chiefs travel to Russian Federation

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Syria and Russian Federation made statements in line with Turkey earlier in the week, opposing the reported U.S. plans to establish a border force in the north of Syria. "The U.S. must eliminate the confusion and change its stance in favor of peace and improving relations with Turkey ", he said during an address to police chiefs. Read More »

Perris Parents of 13 Held on $9 Million Bail for Torture/Child Endangerment

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says deputies found several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark, foul-smelling surroundings. "Nothing seemed to be unusual, except the fact that there was a lot of them - a lot of kids", Kent Ripley said. He said the house was "extremely dirty" when they entered and that Louise Turpin didn't understand why they were there. Read More »

Trump breaks with Netanyahu over timeframe for Jerusalem move

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The president said that such a government can not be trusted. Sigurd Neubauer, a Washington-based Middle East analyst, said Trump's team has adapted America's long-proclaimed pursuit of a peace deal to the geostrategic contours of a region that is more focused now on Iran's muscle-flexing than the rights of Palestinians. Read More »

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump's staff gave him 'really bad advice' on immigration

Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and some Republicans. Responding to questions from host Piers Morgan about whether she considered Trump to be racist , Ivana said: "I don't think Donald is racist at all". The Trump administration late past year announced it would end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti, a move that could affect tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants. Read More »

"I am not racist", Trump says, after nations remark fallout

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Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat eyeing a presidential run against Mr. Trump, declared himself enraged at her answer, and later accused her of lying to Congress. Graham asked Kirstjen Nielsen , secretary of Homeland Security , who testified to the House committee. "I don't know that changing the word from "hole" to "house" changes the impact". Read More »

Suspect in California hostage, torture case has ties to West Virginia

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Officers said the girl appeared to be "only 10 years old and slightly emaciated ". Police said that numerous victims seemed to be malnourished and that officers provided them with food and drinks "after they claimed to be starving". The Turpins were arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment, the sheriff's office said, and are expected to be arraigned Thursday. Their parents are behind bars on $9 million bail. Read More »

'I'm not a racist': Trump defends himself, denies making vulgar comments

Trump has responded that the media accounts are inaccurate and on Tuesday the president said he wanted immigrants to come to America from everywhere. "But if we give them legal status, we have to realize that's inevitably going to encourage more illegal immigration in the future, especially with children, which is a risky thing to do", the lawmaker from Dardanelle said. Read More »

McKayla Maroney: Larry Nassar is a monster - 'end of story.'

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Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar , who is now involved in a four-day sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to molesting seven underage girls, wrote a letter to the judge complaining that it's too hard to listen to the testimonies of his alleged victims. Read More »