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TSA adds strict air cargo scrutiny from five predominantly Muslim countries

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These countries were also part of the " laptop ban " previous year that restricted what electronics passengers could bring into the cabin. The carriers and airports are: Egypt Air operating out of Cairo International Airport, Royal Jordanian operating out of Queen Alia International Airport, Saudia operating out of King Abdul Aziz International Airport and King Khalid International Airport, Qatar Airways operating out of Doha International Airport and Emirates and Etihad operating out of ... Read More »

End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster

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House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News earlier Monday the House of Representatives would pass the bill, and the chamber appeared set to quickly follow suit Monday afternoon. Trump has boasted himself a dealmaker, but he couldn't broker one here. McConnell had previously assured Republican colleague Jeff Flake of Arizona that he'd bring a bipartisan DACA bill to the floor in January. Read More »

Government shutdown places congressional trip to Davos in peril

The Senate and House of Representatives are expected to have final votes on the stopgap spending bill later in the day. While this year, the official theme for the meeting is " Creating a shared future in a fractured world ", each year discussions revolve around recurrent themes such as inequality, poverty, innovation, technological change, the environment, and corporate social responsibility. Read More »

US, EU remain at odds over Jerusalem

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By finally recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital , the United States has chosen fact over fiction. Pence's speech drew protests from the Palestinians , with chief negotiator Saeb Erekat saying it "has proven that the USA administration is part of the problem rather than the solution". Read More »

Shutdown, Day 3: Senate Plans Midday Vote Amid Active Negotiations

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Tester said DACA wasn't the reason he voted against the deal, however, lambasting the inability for Congress to offer the military long-term stability and a boost in spending. Lawmakers stayed in Washington for the weekend to find a deal, but it has proven hard given the massive gulf between what Democrats and Republicans want ― and differences in what Republicans in the House, Senate and White House want. Read More »

Rand Paul's Neighbor Faces Federal Charges for Attack

He suffered six broken ribs - including three displaced fractures, which damaged the lung underneath and caused fluid to gather on his lungs, leading to pain and pneumonia. 'It has to do with yards and the maintenance of those'. Baker argued that Boucher is "a good and a decent person" who made a "big mistake". "It just became ... Read More »

USA shutdown over, new deadline looms

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Though the House and Senate were in session on Saturday, it was unclear whether legislators would take any votes of effect. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Monday that he and Senate GOP leaders have reached a deal to reopen the government , and the chamber is on track to pass a plan to keep the government funded for three weeks. Read More »

Pence: US to open embassy in Jerusalem in 2019

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The main Arab party in the Israeli parliament protested during his remarks after saying earlier that it will boycott the speech . Proclaiming Jerusalem the true capital of the state of Israel , Vice President announced that the USA intends to open a new embassy in the city before the end of 2019. Read More »

Turkey launches airstrikes in Syria against US-backed Kurdish fighters

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The YPG said meanwhile that it had destroyed two Turkish tanks. On the other hand, the USA is using Kurdish-Syrian militias on the ground, along with remnants of the Free Syrian Army east of the Euphrates. has recently made a decision to sever ties with. But, confounded by a lack of a ground army in Syria, the US allied with the SDF in the war against the IS. Read More »

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

Witnesses report that the hotel is shooting. The Afghan Interior Ministry said Sunday morning the operation to rescue the hostages has completed, with 126 hostages - of which 41 were foreigners - rescued. The Interior Ministry said a private firm assumed responsibility for securing the hotel around three weeks ago. Official government data about victims is not yet confirmed. Read More »

White House Press Briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Democrats pulled a similar trick in 2006. The White House on Saturday released photos of working on the first day of the government shutdown and the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. We have to fund our government. Sanders didn't answer the question directly, saying only that "f$3 irst and foremost, we have to reopen our government", and "a$3 s soon as that is done, we're more than happy to negotiate on responsible immigration reform". Read More »

United States to open embassy in Jerusalem before 2019 end: Mike Pence

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United States vice president Mike Pence has said reports that an adult film star had an alleged affair with President Donald Trump are "baseless allegations". The United States Congress in 1995 passed a law requiring the U.S. to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In a tweet, he said the party will not provide a "silent backdrop" to a man he called a "dangerous racist". Read More »

N. Korean delegation in S. Korea to inspect concert venues

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North Korea plans to send a delegation of 500 people to the Olympics, which includes 260 cheerleaders and 24 coaches as well as government officials, musicians and journalists. However, Pyongyang could earn foreign currency by holding pre-events at Mt. Kumgang in southeastern North Korea and using the Masik Pass ski resort. Read More »

Comedian Wildly Attacked on Stage by Crazed Fan During Show

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The stand flew apart, sending the base into the crowd where it hit several members of the audience. Then the audience member got mad. Brown questioned the man, who was identified in the report as " Marvin ", if he was OK. "I thank God for looking out for me and giving my old ass the ability to Bob and weave because this could have ended in (SIC) awful way". According to TMZ , the Richland County Sheriff's Dept . Read More »

New Trump Book Could Cause More Damage Than 'Fire and Fury — WashPost

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The book comes on the heels of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House , a highly critical, tell-all book about Trump's first year in office. "When he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind", Trump said. The report also claimed that this may just be a "Sessions moment" - meaning that Trump may just be blowing off steam in an attempt to get Kelly in line. Read More »

Turkey starts offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

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The operation came particularly after the Kurdish forces defeated the Islamic State in Syria's northern province of Raqqa, and when the USA is forming 30,000-strong border forces from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and other Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Read More »

Suspect In London Van Attack On Muslims 'ticking time bomb'

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He said: "In the event, he killed one person, a 51-year-old man called Makram Ali, and in addition he injured many others, some of them seriously". Jonathan Rees QC, opening the Crown's case, said Osborne was trying to kill "as numerous group as possible" when he deliberately drove a heavy box van into Muslims gathered at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Whadcoat Street. Read More »

I am not a racist, says Trump

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Trump denied saying anything disdainful amid that gathering, composing on Twitter , "The dialect utilized by me at the DACA meeting was intense, yet this was not the dialect utilized". Asked by MSNBC's Kasie Hunt if he would use such language to describe the countries, Meadows said, "You know I use all kinds of different language, normally not as colorful". Read More »

White House: No DACA deal until 'Senate Democrats reopen the government'

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That's why both Republicans and Democrats said no to Mitch McConnell's latest broken promise. The Trump administration has repeatedly said it hopes to reach a DACA deal prior to the deadline to prevent the deportation of recipients. Mr. Schumer blamed Mr. Trump for the shutdown by saying he refused an offer to fully meet his demand for border wall funding in exchange for amnesty for illegal immigrant Dreamers. Read More »

Dem Rep Richmond: Democrats 'Did a Poor Job in Messaging' During Shutdown

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Democrats and some Republicans had been seeking ironclad assurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of a vote on immigration policy in the coming weeks in exchange for reopening the government . Not good!" He contended that "Democrats have shut down our government in the interests of their far left base. In return, McConnell agreed to resume negotiations over the future of the dreamers, border security, military spending and other budget debates. Read More »

I have to reassess everything about the elbow injury, says Novak Djokovic

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Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles victor in the Australian Open women's draw after rallying to avoid a major upset. "I'm sure that he's going to get some really good results in the future". While he has yet to disclose the precise nature of the ailment, he has a right elbow problem, and it forced him to take his first extended absence from the game. Read More »

Rainy and breezy, with highs around 46 — Sunday weather

Patchy fog. High near 42. MONDAY: There will be a 90 percent chance of rain, with a high near 47. "This will bring numerous to widespread showers and a few thunderstorms to mainly west and north Georgia this afternoon, and across the entire region tonight ", the NWS wrote in its hazardous weather outlook. Read More »

Government to Reopen After Senate Democrats Back Down

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WASHINGTON ― The Senate reached a deal Monday to fund the government and potentially provide a path forward for a larger immigration agreement. With the government still shut down as the workweek began, President Trump took to Twitter to blame the Democrats . Read More »

La Mesa High School Student Slammed by Police Officer

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More than 100 students walked out of their classes and joined community members for a news conference Monday to protest the actions of a La Mesa police officer who threw a student to the ground last week. However, Blake, speaking on behalf of the girl and her family, said the police are telling a different version of the incident than what really occurred. Read More »

Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt laid to rest

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Jessica Falkholt's uncle condemned the driver involved in the fatal auto crash that killed the Home And Away actress and her entire family. Jessica Falkholt died in Sydney's St George Hospital on Wednesday morning, six days after her life support was switched off . Read More »

Bill to End Government Shutdown Passed A Key Procedural Vote In Senate

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Moderates from both parties pressured leaders to end the shutdown and compromise. "The Republican leader and I have come to an arrangement", Schumer said. And we are now shutting down because we want to protect illegal immigrants! Republicans have appeared increasingly confident that Democrats are bearing the brunt of criticism for the shutdown and that they will ultimately buckle. Read More »

Palmetto Real Estate Trust (PTTTS) Shares Spotted Above Chikou Line

The company has market cap of $395.55 million. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $20.24. About 5,738 shares traded. Hbk Investments LP acquired 57,600 shares as Green Dot Corp (GDOT)'s stock rose 33.10%. Goldman Sachs Inc holds 0% or 629,819 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Trump Advisers Blocking Deal to End Government Shutdown

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The government shutdown revealed the stunning, nearly mutinous dysfunction of the Trump White House , and the powerlessness and fecklessness of President Trump to stand up to his own staff. Congress's deal on Monday to end the brief weekend-long government shutdown did nothing, really, to resolve the DACA issue. "But then a few hours later because of the right-wing pressure, he backs off". Read More »

Equity Research Analyst's Stock Ratings: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Digi International Inc. (DGII)

It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Llp increased Danaher Corp Shs Ben Int (DHR) stake by 2.83% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Notis stated it has 2.32% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Girard Partners Ltd holds 3,017 shares. It also increased its holding in Parexel Intl Corp (NASDAQ:PRXL) by 38,720 shares in the quarter, for a total of 139,645 shares, and has risen its stake in Amazon Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN). Read More »

Government shutdown day 3: Senate to vote at 9 am

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Earlier Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats would vote to fund the government until February 8 under the assurance that the chamber would take up an immigration bill by that date, even if lawmakers can not reach a compromise. Read More »