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DoD To T&P: Stop Calling Our Syrian Border Force A 'Border Force'

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This is not a new "army" or conventional " border guard" force. I have visited Kurdish areas in Iraq and Syria and Turkey for over a decade. "The promises made on Manbij and Raqqah have not been kept", Cavusoglu said , referring to a promise by the United States that local councils would run the cities after they were liberated, but the PYD/PKK took control. Read More »

Smart Cities list: Three from UP among nine new entries

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UP got the maximum share with three- Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad- out of the nine new cities. In the fourth round of addition to the list, Union Ministry named Rae Bareilly, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Biharsharif, Silvasa, Erode, Daman & Diu, Itanagar and Kavaratti and extended the list to 99. Read More »

White House doctor gives Trump 'excellent' bill of health

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Jackson, said the 71-year-old president received a flawless score on a cognitive test. Trump does take Crestor to lower his cholesterol, daily aspirin for heart health, Propecia for male pattern baldness, a skin cream for rosacea and a daily multivitamin. Read More »

Trump to celebrate one-year inauguration anniversary at Mar-a-Lago gala

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All proceeds will benefit the Trump Victory Fund, the source confirmed. The money raised will go to Trump's reelection coffers and the Republican National Committee. WASHINGTON ― President had been scheduled to depart Washington, D.C., on Friday to visit his resort in Florida. President Trump will remain in Washington until a spending bill passes the Senate, the White House said early Friday. Read More »

2 jawans killed in J&K border firing

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According to the foreign ministry, Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah had India's concerns relayed to him and a "strong protest" over three civilian deaths on January 18 and January 19 in some districts of Jammu and Kashmir due to ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces. Read More »

US, Somali forces kill 4 members of al-Shabab in raid

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A second official confirmed the raid, which was carried out with the support of helicopters that later evacuated the young recruits. Al-Shabab, which is seeking to establish an Islamist state in Somalia and is affiliated with the global al-Qaida terrorist network, had not commented on the incident. Read More »

Government shutdown: Key Senate vote scheduled for Friday night

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Before the vote, most Democrats seemed to view a shutdown as inevitable. The late-night showdown capped a long, tense day on Capitol Hill that began with a flurry of tweets from Mr Trump that doubled down on his demands for an expensive border wall and accused Democrats of snubbing the military. Read More »

Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show,' senator says

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Some say Trump did not use the word. Cory Booker, used his full time for questioning to talk about the consequences of the President's words, clearly getting emotional at times. Bush and Bill Clinton for their approaches to the rogue nation. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), as Graham blamed aides at the White House "who have an irrational view on immigration" for the current impasse. Read More »

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

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Critics have said Kim's overture is an attempt to use improved ties with South Korea to weaken USA -led global sanctions on North Korea while buying time to ideal his nuclear weapons program. And the message is this - Beijing should know how much Pyongyang has sacrificed for its sake and should support the Stalinist state; otherwise it can itself deal with the consequences of having the U.S. Read More »

5 natural disaster strikes Mexico

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The area is a desert coastline dotted with small towns and fishing villages popular with USA tourists who park their recreational vehicles at seaside campsites. "This is not something we would consider out of the ordinary", Bellini told Newsweek . On September 7 and 19 of past year, Mexico suffered two earthquakes measuring 8.2 and 7.1 on the Richter scale respectively. Read More »

Head of hugely popular N. Korea girl band to visit S. Korea

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North Korea admitted in 2002 that it had dispatched agents to kidnap 13 Japanese in the 1970s and 1980s who were tasked with training its spies in Japanese language and customs. "About 10 p.m. on Friday, North Korea notified our side a trip scheduled for [Saturday] will be stopped", or suspended, the official said. When the complex was still in operation, South Koreans would cross the border at this checkpoint. Read More »

Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lake

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The fire broke out at three to four different places in the lake. Fire engines and water bowsers from nearby civilian areas also assisted in controlling the fire. The firefighters made sure that the fire did not spread to residential areas. Union minister for Human Resources Development minister Prakash Javadekar and MLA Sri Aravinda Limbavali will visit Bellandur lake at 5 p.m on Saturday. Read More »

Cavaliers Interested In Trading For George Hill

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He also speculates since the Cavaliers are linked to multiple guards like Hill and Williams, it might mean they are not convinced that Isaiah Thomas is the right player in the backcourt on their roster. Orlando coach Frank Vogel was anxious the Cavs would play better. Fortunately for LeBron James and Co. they were able to hold on for a 104-103 win after blowing a 23-point lead. Read More »

For immigration deal, Graham needs the Trump he plays golf with

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They don't want to stop drugs, and they want to take money away from our military, which we can not do. Minutes later he added, "I, as President, want people coming into our Country who are going to help us become strong and great again, people coming in through a system based on MERIT. Read More »

South Africa Summons US Diplomat To Explain Trump's 'Sh*thole' Comment

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In fairness, those athletes have much more weight in sculpted muscle than Trump, whose body mass is distributed just a bit differently (also in fairness: this out-of-shape author is no one to talk). Trump addressed the issue briefly Sunday as he arrived for dinner at his Florida golf club. Trump was reported to have pronounced a derogatory remark against the immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations for the duration of a conference at the Oval Office in White House. Read More »

I want immigrants to come from everywhere

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There has been conflict over what was said by those who attended the meeting where the comments were allegedly made. Several senior Republican lawmakers at the meeting, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen , have said they do not recall Mr Trump making the remark. Read More »

Key Senate vote scheduled for 10 pm Friday to prevent shutdown

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Senate Republicans were preparing for a shutdown as conditions worsened throughout the day Thursday, and the situation appeared unimproved Friday morning. The US government is already operating on its third temporary funding extension since this fiscal year began last October. In an animated and rare late-night debate on the Senate floor, Schumer and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sparred over the legislation, which would extend government funding for four weeks until ... Read More »

President Trump inks renewal of NSA's surveillance program

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He fired out a similar tweet on Friday, saying it was not the same surveillance law that was - in his words - "so wrongly abused during the election". Officials from agencies can still check the massive database for information on Americans without a warrant. Just hours before the House was set to vote on the bill last week, Trump interjected in the debate with a tweet that appeared to contradict the official White House position, setting off confusion on Capitol Hill as to where the ... Read More »

Schumer Reports 'Some Progress' After Meeting With Trump

The White House and Congress have yet to reach a deal on funding the federal government , raising the prospect of a shutdown this weekend. Unless a deal is made prior to midnight Friday, the government will close. A CNN poll released today shows that the majority of Americans think it is more important that Congress avoids a federal government shutdown than it is to pass a bill protecting illegal aliens brought into the country as children. Read More »

Government shutdown: How it could affect you

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The main topics of discussion now are funding for an immigration deal and deferred action for childhood arrivals . It sounds like a catastrophe: a federal government shutdown . The military is now paid through February 1. The office of special counsel Robert Mueller would also remain open, according to a Department of Justice spokesman, who says all employees are considered exempt and would continue their operations. Read More »

Victims of tugboat explosion near Calvert City, KY identified

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Autopsies were scheduled for the victims. Cash said the tugboat was owned by Smithland Towing, while the workers present during the explosion worked for First Marine , Four Rivers Marine Coating, Hutco and Thermal Control. The U.S. Coast Guard is on scene, along with state and local responders. According to Marshall County Emergency Management Captain Justin Harris, the boat - which has been identified at the William F Straight - exploded while it was docked and being repaired. Read More »

Abbasi, Modi unlikely to meet in Davos

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Mr Modi will address Plenary Session of World Economic Forum on the 23rd during his visit. The second point is that the Forum is a very good platform to meet with the representatives of different countries and large companies, as well as establish new ties both from political and mostly from economic perspectives. Read More »

What Cognitive Abilities Did Donald Trump's Mental Assessment Test For?

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The Navy doctor exhausted reporters' questions during an unusually lengthy hour-long session, at Trump's request, and said he did not withhold any information in the interests of privacy. Trump , who is known to eat junk food and to avoid exercise beyond golf, is overweight. Trump also said a federal government shutdown "could happen" by the end of the week, insisting that Democrats would be blamed if that happened. Read More »

Take The Same Cognitive Exam As President Trump

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Reports later emerged in U.S. media that Mr Trump had asked during the meeting: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" In fact, the President reportedly requested he be given a cognitive test for memory loss or early dementia. Read More »

Baltimore replaces police commissioner

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He deferred completion of his degree in order to join the Baltimore Police Department in 1988, but eventually received his degree in Applied Liberal Arts in 1997. Additional uniformed police officers are being placed in strategic "hot spots" around the city and that they would have "specific missions" to achieve, though he did not go into details. Read More »

Not clear what Trump will support on immigration: Senate leader

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Schumer got an unexpected boost on Wednesday when a Republican senator - Lindsey Graham of SC - said he would vote against the short-term spending measure because such temporary funding patches hurt the military. "What point would it be to bring a bill through here that we won't have signed into law by the president?" House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, urged her caucus to vote against the proposal Wednesday morning. Read More »

College Basketball Predictions: Indiana vs. Michigan State 1/19/18

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Friday marks the beginning of a stretch of seven games in 17 days that includes two games against Michigan State , Purdue at home and a trip to Ohio State. The backups to know up front are junior Kenny Goins, freshman Xavier Tillman and redshirt senior Gavin Schilling. Michigan State's starting backcourt is sophomore Cassius Winston and sophomore Josh Langford. Read More »

Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles

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Teddy Bridgewater was not part of any realistic planning for the 2017 Vikings , so that moved up Case Keenum to second-string quarterback entering the season . "The messaging is just we gotta focus on this game, we gotta focus on the Vikings, we gotta focus on our jobs and the scheme and the game plan and have good practices and win today", Pederson said . Read More »

'Progress' but no deal yet to avoid U.S. govt shutdown

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The government will shut down for the first time since 2013 if Congress can't send a short-term spending bill to the president by midnight Friday. DACA negotiations are underway that have been going on for some time, Ryan said, so what the Democrats are trying to do is "hold all of government hostage, our troops, kids' health insurance, for a completely unrelated issue". Read More »

Kerala: Mother strangles son, burns body after confirming his death

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Police doubt she has been parroting what someone had tutored her. Jobe had told newspersons and the police that Jayamol, of late, had been showing signs of mental disturbance. Her husband and the boy's father , Job, then filed a missing complaint with police. A large crowd had assembled before her house, when Jayamol was brought for evidence gathering on Thursday. Read More »

Eight killed in Germany by storm that swept UK

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Falling trees killed two 62-year-old men in the Netherlands , a woman south of the Belgian capital of Brussels, a 59-year-old man camping in the German town of Emmerich and a firefighter in the German town of Bad Salzungen. A less severe yellow warning is also in place for snow and ice for most of Scotland , Northern Ireland, the northwest and northeast of England, Yorkshire and Humber until 11.55pm on Friday. Read More »

House speaker calls for legislative 'inquiry' into MSU's response to Nassar allegations

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Calls have been growing for MSU President Lou Anna Simon to resign over allegations that the school mishandled complaints about Nassar , who sexually assaulted young gymnasts. He was sentenced in December to 60 years in prison for child pornography crimes, one of his three criminal cases. Bill Schuette said "a full and complete review, report and recommendation" is required. Read More »

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost you

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It's reasonable to charge motorists more to drive into Manhattan, according to Nick Sifuentes, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, since travelers using the subway, buses, ferries and trains already pay a fare to reach Manhattan. Read More »