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What happens if the government shuts down?

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The Republican-controlled House passed two spending bills with amendments aimed at crippling the law: one that would have repealed the medical device tax, and another that would have delayed the implementation of the ACA by a year. During that time, employees do not receive paychecks and are not allowed to do any work. "Back in 2013, the economy was much more fragile", said Zandi. Read More »

Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

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District Judge William Alsup last week. Francisco said even if the 9th Circuit expedites its proceedings that process "would entail many months of delay, during which time the district-court injunction would require the government to retain in place a discretionary policy that sanctions the ongoing violation of federal law by more than half a million people". Read More »

Government shutdown won't close National Parks

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a vague plan to keep parks open, but without rangers to supervise them. The beaches and trails of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will be open, shutdown or not, and the spokeswoman for the parks service said roads to some national parks would remain open. Read More »

Powerful storm kills 6 in Europe

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Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has suspended all flights and the Dutch national rail service halted all trains as a powerful storm lashes the Netherlands , toppling trees and causing traffic chaos. Winds reached up to 203 kilometers per hour. NS and ProRail therefore have to stop the train service until further notice. The company had on Thursday suspended all high-speed services due to storm Friederike - the first such stoppage since 2007, when major gales battered the country. Read More »

Sens. Perdue and Cotton: Trump did not make inflammatory immigration comments

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And he says the IL senator is threatening prospects for a deal to protect certain immigrants. The South Carolina Republican said there appeared to be "two Trumps": one who spoke with compassion at an initial meeting with lawmakers from both parties as cameras rolled; and the other who at a closed-door meeting rejected a bipartisan proposal later in the week while saying the USA shouldn't accept more immigrants from " shithole countries ". Read More »

Turkey Announces Military Operation Against Syrian Territory

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More than 50 Turkish vehicles, including artillery, tanks, rocket launchers and heavy equipment transporters, had been observed on the Turkish-Syrian border, a United States defense official said Friday. Military camps have been established in at least seven points in area and machinery digs trenches and raises protective walls, reports daily Habertürk. Read More »

Republican axed from ethics body after report on alleged sexual misconduct

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A Republican congressman on Saturday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct made in a report that said he used taxpayer dollars to settle a complaint from a female staffer about inappropriate sexual behaviour. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and John Conyers (D-MI) resigned , and Reps. The Times did not identify the accuser and said she did not speak to the newspaper. Read More »

Ankara notifies Damascus of Afrin operation in written form - foreign minister

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And recent announcement that U.S. will train a border surveillance force of 30,000 troops, half of m Kurds , has made Turkish government even more infuriating. The operation in Afrin - bordering Turkey's Hatay and Kilis provinces - was widely expected in the wake of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, which cleared Daesh terrorists from Turkey's border between August 24, 2016 and March 2017. Read More »

Instagram Adds 'Last Seen', Here's How You Turn it Off

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Though the Instagram Last Active feature is a good addition, many users might want to turn it off. This feature shows up in the DM section of the app, so you can only see when someone you've previously messaged was online. Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. The new Active on Instagram that is similar to "Last Seen" on WhatsApp and "Active at" on Facebook Messenger. Read More »

Donald Trump said 'shithouse' and not 'shithole', claims White House source

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On Twitter , Trump hit out at Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at last week's meeting and insisted the president used the slur repeatedly. " The president hasn't said he didn't use strong language", press secretary Sarah Sanders said. They said America's endurance is a bond that will always be linked to the African States. Read More »

Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Cabot (CBT) to Hold

It has underperformed by 1.26% the S&P500. MFA Financial, Inc. This company shares tumbled -14.83% from their most recent record high of $8.90 and now hold $3.02 billion in market value of equity. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $31.21. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ). Read More »

Top players beat heat, rivals

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The six-time champion recovered from a set down to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 on the Rod Laver Arena in temperatures that reached 39C. Sharapova will next face Germany's 2016 Australian Open victor Angelique Kerber , who celebrated her 30th birthday by overcoming Croatia's Donna Vekic 6-4 6-1. Read More »

Feds Trigger NAFTA Measures Over Softwood Lumber, Bombardier Disputes

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Talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement will continue in Canada this month, with the deal's fate unclear. Canada, Mexico and the United States were due to send officials for renegotiations from January 23 to 28. "We support him in updating and improving NAFTA". But it is rural economies and communities that are among the biggest winners under NAFTA, the very same communities that powered President Trump to victory in 2016. Read More »

AAP MLAs have sought time to meet President: Sisodia

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The 20 MLAs had a meeting with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal , Sisodia, and other senior AAP leaders at the chief minister's residence on Saturday, when they chose to approach the president . "The case is about office-of-profit and none of our MLAs are taking any government benefits or even the salary". If the president approves the EC's recommendation , the legislators have chose to file a writ petition in the HC as their ongoing case would be held infructuous. Read More »

Russian FM: Iran Nuclear Deal Couldn't Survive US Pullout

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Sanctions pressure must be maintained on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program and the world should not be fooled by its current charm offensive in engaging South Korea, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday. Read More »

McDonald confirmed as Sinn Féin President-Elect at party gathering

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Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for nearly 50 years, announced he would step down as leader of the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) last November after more than three decades in charge. Mr Adams is stepping down from the position next month and used the occasion to confirm that Ms McDonald is the only candidate proposed to succeed him. Read More »

Michael Wolff: Trump is having an affair

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At first cagey, he said it's something he is "absolutely sure of but, was so incendiary that I just didn't have the ultimate proof". We know all the stories about Donald Trump carrying on apparent extramarital affairs and paying off women in his past... Read More »

Doctors want President Trump's head examined

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Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal. Durbin and Graham have put together their bipartisan DACA deal. "The point, after all, is this: The President of the United States, in a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators and congressman, derided countries primarily populated by black and brown people and lauded a country (Norway) that is nearly entirely white", Cillizza said. Read More »

Donald Trump Says "I'm Not A Racist" In Wake Of "Sh*thole" Remark

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He challenged the president to "prove" he is not racist on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 'I don't know what happened between 10:00 and 12:00. Miller, who was at the deal's presentation at the White House, and is one of the administration's most conservative members on immigration . Read More »

White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

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Members of Congress from both parties are trying to strike a deal that Trump would support to extend that protection. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting". "We need ... ' I mean, it was pretty clear to me what the president's message was in that meeting". "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue said on ABC's "This Week". Read More »

US Government Shuts Down

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The White House announced in a statement that it would be holding a media briefing on Friday over the possible government shutdown , as legislators struggled to keep the United States government funded. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) reportedly pushed an even shorter stopgap plan to fund the government only through February 8. The Senate is set to return to the floor late Friday morning to continue debate over a House bill that passed last night and would fund the government for four ... Read More »

Gunmen launch attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

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An Afghanistan security official confirmed an attack is ongoing, adding: "They are shooting at guests". The gunmen also attacked the guests at the hotel. A conference on Afghanistan-China relations was held at the hotel earlier Saturday, attended by the Chinese embassy's political counsellor Zhang Zhixin. Read More »

Seoul Requests N. Korea's Explanation for Canceled Visit

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The joint statement was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Unification Ministry, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Despite recent moves ostensibly aimed towards peaceful diplomacy with North Korea, the US military has begun training to fight in tunnels . GETTYNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has shown little patience in the face of failed nuclear tests 'The last test conducted there, according to ... Read More »

Trump Says His Normal Cognitive Ability Will Help Solve North Korean Situation

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U.S. President Donald Trump could live up to 200 years if he had maintained a healthier diet over the past 20 years, White House physician, Dr Ronny Jackson, said . "He said, 'Put me down for wanting more Europeans to come to this country". Trump has threatened to end DACA, but he seemed to keep the door open for a deal when he told reporters before dinner on Sunday night: "We're ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal". Read More »

Fire at a plastic godown in Delhi claims 17 lives

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The victims were trapped in the basement, first and second floors when the fire spread from the basement to the floors above, the officer said. The officials of the fire department said they have prevented the fire from spreading it to neighbouring buildings in the area. Read More »

Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Has Person Of Interest - But Who?

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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the FBI is investigating an individual of federal interest related to the case. As Lombardo put it, "This report is not going to answer every question or even answer the biggest question, as to why he did what he did", though Lombardo did acknowledge that the "significant amount of wealth" Paddock recently lost could have played a role. Read More »

Trump's declaration makes Israelis less secure, Palestinians less sovereign

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But Israel's right wing has struggled to offer a viable long-term solution for the more than 2.5 million Palestinians living in these areas and 2 million others in Hamas-controlled Gaza. Abdelhady-Nasser said that the U.S. veto at the UN Security Council on December 18, on a vote rejecting any change in the status of Jerusalem, does not reduce the rights and opportunities available to Palestinians. Read More »

The Next Hurdle for a Healthy Trump? Getting Some Exercise

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Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders. 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. Read More »

Unplayable Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea thrashing of Brighton

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Chelsea have succumbed to goalless stalemates in three of their last four games to see the west London side drop down to fourth spot. Brighton were unfortunate not to be awarded at least one penalty in the first half, with Ezequiel Schelotto - who impressed with his forward surges from right wing-back - brought down twice by Willy Caballero and Tiemoue Bakayoko. Read More »

Comey to Teach College Course on Ethical Leadership

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Students enrolled at the W&M Washington Center will receive priority registration and may take the course as an elective. Trump dismissed Comey in May, contending that he had "lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington , Republican and Democrat alike". Read More »

Captive North Americans freed in Nigeria

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Kidnapping has always been a problem in Nigeria's southern states, where high-profile individuals, including the families of prominent politicians, are regularly seized. Last October, four Britons were abducted in the Niger Delta region. The British government announced the following month that one of the hostages was killed, but the three others were freed. Read More »