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Take the same cognitive test the president passed

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Most people shrink as they age, but amazingly, as noted in the Times article, this president gets taller. That's according to his White House physician, navy doctor Ronny Jackson . "The President did exceedingly well on it", Jackson said. "I think a reasonable goal over the next year or so is to lose 10 to 15 pounds". Jackson said he hadn't planned to do a cognitive exam on Trump, but the president asked him to conduct "a test, or some type of screen" to assess his abilities. Read More »

White House Voice Mail Blames Democrats For Government Shutdown

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First, the shutdown happened because of Trump, not Senate Democrats . The voice mail then suggests to callers that they send an email to the White House. "U.S. American taxpayers should NOT be paying for a "political message" (addressed to us) coming out of the White House", said Twitter user @animaeme . Read More »

British army chief calls for investment in defence

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Amid concerns that Russian Federation has the upper hand in electronic warfare, artillery and cyber skills, senior officers have expressed concerns that tackling low-tech insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to an atrophying of skills and equipment of the British armed forces to fight hi-tech armies. Read More »

Government shutdown closes many local parks

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Concessioners and Commercial Use Authorization holders may continue to provide visitor services after coordination with the park to ensure compliance with government shutdown protocols. According to the New York Times , "Since taking office in February, Mr. Trump's EPA chief has held back-to-back meetings, briefing sessions and speaking engagements nearly daily with top corporate executives and lobbyists from all the major economic sectors that he regulates-and nearly no meetings with ... Read More »

U.S. orders extra air cargo screening for Mideast flights

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Airlines affected by the order are Egypt Air, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad. That intel continues to center around bombs hidden in electronic devices that may be able to get past some screening equipment. Turkey is the only other country required to participate in ACAS, CBS reported , noting the Trump administration may widen the regulations to affect all air cargo bound for the U.S. Read More »

White House appears to confirm Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comments

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In the MSNBC interview , Meadows sidestepped the question of just what Trump said. Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who had fled to the United States after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people briefed on the conversation . Read More »

Vermont Governor Signs Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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Vermont will become the latest state to allow the possession of marijuana for recreational purposes under a new measure signed into law Monday by Gov. That time he did go in front of the cameras, listing off specific objections at his weekly press conference and fielding multiple questions about his decision to block the reforms. Read More »

Warm Weather For Your Weekend, With A Chance Of Storms On Sunday

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The National Weather Service in Little Rock said a line of thunderstorms is forecast to develop in advance of an approaching cold front. Patchy fog. High near 42. Winds turn NW 15-35 and gusty. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 52. Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Expect sunshine for later in the day as highs warm back into the mid and upper 50s on the back end of our next cold front. Read More »

Channel 5 'still in discussions' over Celebrity Big Brother's future

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YouTubers Ally Law and Ryan Taylor somehow managed to sneak into the home of the Channel 5 reality show, which is based at the Elstree Studios compound in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Big Brother has been a firm fixture on the TV schedule for 18 years, however, some are now saying that the show could be near its end. While another CBB fan took her disappointment to the extreme: "If #BigBrother ever got cancelled I would cancel myself". Read More »

Kzoo doctor detained by ICE after 40 years in US

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But ICE is a federal agency, and family members complained that Niec did not know that the agency was not bound to honor the agreement, the family says. Offered Niec's American born wife, Rachelle Burkart-Niec, with whom he shares two children with, 'He's an excellent physician, he's loving, he's caring, he's an honorable husband and he's always helping others .' . Read More »

US Senate may vote to end government shutdown

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The high-level meeting followed discussions among a bipartisan group of moderate senators who said they made progress but offered few details of a possible compromise. the President needs to pull up a chair". Absent a breakthrough, the vote early Monday will prove to be a test of unity and resolve among Democrats . Read More »

The Thorny Logistics Of A Government Shutdown

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Democrats had insisted that any short-term spending legislation to keep the government running include protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers". "We will vote today to reopen the government". Trump did not speak with any Democratic senators over the weekend. Add to that a president who, according to one Democratic aide, "shifts direction faster than a plastic bag in a hurricane", and that's the reason the party is unwilling to sign onto McConnell's commitment - ... Read More »

Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

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The protesters hit the streets just as a Pyongyang delegation led by pop diva Hyon Song-wol visited venues to oversee arrangements for North Korean performances. The current mood of reconciliation between the Koreas began after North Korean leader Kim expressed his willingness to improve ties and send a delegation to the Olympics during his annual New Year's address. Read More »

Rex Tillerson: The US "treasures" its relationship with UK

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Earlier Monday, Tillerson became the highest-ranking USA official to visit the new American embassy in London, a building that Trump has derided for its cost and location. The decision to move the embassy was made by President George W. Bush's administration in 2008 after it determined the old facility in Grosvenor Square had uncorrectable security issues. Read More »

Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

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A majority on the seven-member court held, in its order, that the current maps created in 2011 "clearly, plainly and palpably violate" the state Constitution . Pennsylvania now has 13 Republicans and five Democrats serving in the House. In the 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections they won 13 of the state's 18 congressional seats, despite just winning about 50 percent of the vote. Read More »

Pence: US Embassy in Jerusalem will open next year

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The signs featured a picture of the Dome of the Rock, a Muslim holy site and one of the most recognizable buildings in Jerusalem . Around 70 people gathered outside the US embassy in Amman on Saturday to protest against the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence . Read More »

Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

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The E3 are Britain, France and Germany, which are all parties to the deal. Britain, France and Germany have expressed some willingness to work with the United States to prevent the deal from collapsing. The resolution's appendix on ballistic missiles , which expires in 2023, calls on Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology". Read More »

Duterte, ASEAN leaders to meet again in India

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The artistes from Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and Lao PDR are participating in the Ramayana Festival, which started at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi on Saturday and will conclude in Ayodhya on Wednesday. Read More »

Prevented Turkish forces from crossing into Afrin, says Syrian Kurdish YPG

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Ankara has said the offensive was not against "Turkmen, Kurdish or Arab brothers" living in Afrin , but against the "terrorist groups" there. " Turkey expects its allies to support its fight against terrorism in all of its forms". Till now YPG has not made any such attack or even threatened to do so. Syria Direct could not independently confirm the attacks. "We are determined. Read More »

Teen Arrested After School Shooting in Italy, Texas

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Neither knows the girl's condition. Other students were prevented from immediately leaving the campus after the shooting, partly in keeping with active shooter drills the school had conducted in the past, Joffre said. It had 281 students enrolled previous year. Parents are frustrated and emotional because they can't get to their kids who are in lockdown inside the school. Read More »

Three killed, 18 injured in bombing at southern Thailand market

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Security officers examine the motorcycle-bombing scene at Pimolchai market in Muang district, Yala , on Monday morning. The shadowy network of militants nearly never claim attacks and rarely talk to the media. This morning's bomb at a morning market in Yala town popular with Buddhists and Muslims was the first deadly attack by suspected insurgents on a civilian target in months, suggesting a potential change in tactics. Read More »

Patrick Peterson appears to love the Cardinals' expected hire of Steve Wilks

On a beach in the Carolinas, Keim was blown away by this impressive dude. He was previously with the Bears and Chargers before coming to the Panthers . The Cards are the last team with a vacancy not to settle on a new head coach, given various reports. Wilks also interviewed for the head coaching job with the Tennessee Titans , and was a candidate for the Los Angeles' Rams head coach opening past year. Read More »

Minister to Attend Inauguration of President-Elect Weah

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At least eight African Heads of States, including President Muhammadu Buhari represented by Vice Present Yemi Osinbajo , and worldwide soccer stars witnessed the ceremony. He also spoke of the European Union, telling the tens of thousands who had gathered to watch him become president today that the continent would "always have a special place in my heart". Read More »

Woman dies after falling from Carnival cruise balcony

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Maureen La Bryer got a text from her daughter, Megan Burdewick, saying her cabin was near the woman's room and "there was blood everywhere", the Miami Herald reported . Carnival Cruise Line has brought back their most popular cruise booking incentive, cruise deposits starting at just $50 per person on cruises through April 2020. Read More »

Families spend time focusing on school choice in Temecula and across America

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -( BUSINESS WIRE )-School Choice Week began in Rhode Island and across America this Sunday, with the goal of raising awareness about the options that parents have for their children's education. School choice isn't just theoretical. "We participate in School Choice Week to highlight our academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities for students". Read More »

May to meet Trump at Davos summit

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He also discussed India's relationships with the United States and Israel. Trump will be the first USA leader since President Bill Clinton to attend the meeting in the Swiss Alps, which typically attracts some of world's wealthiest financiers. Read More »

Members of Mueller's Team Found Aware of Outcome of Clinton Probe Beforehand

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We learn from Senator Johnson's letter to FBI Director Wray that the Department of Justice has turned over 384 pages of text messages between FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page . House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said in a tweet Sunday: "FBI Director Wray needs to provide an explanation for why the FBI deleted six months" worth of Strozk-Page text messages sent during the Trump transition and early months of the Trump presidency. Read More »

Sensex Gains Over 100 Points; Nifty Trading Above 10900

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Major gainers in the 30-share index were Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (4.83%), Reliance Industries (1.64%), Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (1.63%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (0.92%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (0.73%), and Coal India (0.69%). Read More »

Trump denies he's a racist as Americans honour King

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He was asked this after he had referred to some African countries as "shitholes" during an Oval Office meeting about immigration reform. A person familiar with last week's bipartisan meeting where Trump reportedly made the initial remarks said Illinois Democratic Sen. Read More »

Man arrested after 8yo girl stabbed to death in UK

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West Midlands Police said the man, 54, was also taken to hospital with a stab wound to the stomach. The man was arrested on suspicion of Mylee's murder after what West Midlands Police said was a "domestic incident". "Now I know what's happened it's very upsetting". I thought it was something to do with drugs. Police vans, watch autos and officers were still at the scene on Valley View at the beginning of today, fighting substantial snow. Read More »

Germany rated top global power, United States slumps to new low in poll

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The same poll found Trump had a 40 percent approval to 47 percent disapproval rating back in April, representing a huge drop for the head of the Republican Party. "Thank you, and it will get even (much) better!" he wrote. One year after Donald Trump's inauguration, public opinion polling has offered little positive news for the president so far. Read More »

Anna Lezhneva Arathi before Pawan Kalyan going to 'Chalo re Chalo' yatra

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This is also Pawan Kalyan's first political tour in Telangana as till date he has mostly given speeches or organized informal meetings only in Andhra Pradesh . Pawan Kalyan had earlier raised eyebrows on New Year's eve, after he met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at the latter's camp office in Hyderabad , Pragathi Bhavan. Read More »