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US Senate Votes To End Government Shutdown, Bill Heads To House

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Trump is expected to sign the bill Monday evening, allowing the government to completely reopen on Tuesday. The Senate voted Monday to pass a bill that would extend government funding through February 8. Democrats , as a condition of supporting a new spending stopgap, demanded a resolution of the uncertain future Trump created for the Dreamers with his DACA order a year ago. Read More »

EU takes Panama, seven others off tax haven list

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The Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced on January 23 that the EU Economic and Financial Committee had chose to remove South Korea from its " tax haven blacklist". The lists came a year on from the leak of the "Panama Papers" - a massive amount of data from a prominent Panamanian law firm showing how the world's wealthy stash assets. Read More »

AFC Championship Game Winners and Losers: New England vs. Everybody

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Along came, who turned the final quarter into a personal pitch and catch with Brady. But two touchdown passes from Brady to Danny Amendola - a one-time Eagle - brought the Patriots all the way back. Plus, Blake Bortles did just enough to get another playoff win. The Super Bowl pregame shows on the tube that Sunday start at about 7 a.m. and run until kickoff at 3:15 p.m. Read More »

Unemployment rises in Maryland as state loses 20200 jobs in December

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The county's December unemployment rate was the 33rd highest among Ohio's 88 counties. The low rate reflects a historically tight labor market in which employers are finding it hard to find qualified workers, but efforts to entice more people into the state's workforce may be bearing results. Read More »

Tammy Duckworth to be first USA senator to give birth in office

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Though really, this is just the sort of thing Duckworth is used to: she gave birth to her first daughter, Abigail, while serving in Congress, which made her just the 10th woman since the country's founding to do so while in that office. " Bryan and I are thrilled that our family is getting a little bit bigger , and Abigail is ecstatic to welcome her baby sister home this spring", a statement from Duckworth, 49, released Tuesday reads. Read More »

White House supports 'full transparency' on Nunes memo

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Sanders said that she was not aware of whether President Trump had seen the House memo and that he would not have to sign off on it should the committee release it. "Last count we had we're pushing 200", he said. People who are familiar with the memo told Politico it claims senior officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused a surveillance program to spy on the Trump campaign. Read More »

Cabinet turns on Boris Johnson over demand for NHS funding boost

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Rather than raising his concerns confidentially, and adhering to Cabinet collective responsibility, Mr Johnson and his aides chose to brief the media in advance about their intentions and splits in the Government . Brexiteers have been keen to demonstrate tangible short term benefits from the vote. Hammond did not attend Cabinet as he is in Europe attending a regular meeting of finance ministers. Read More »

Pence's speech draws Palestinian opposition

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A group of Arab lawmakers voiced their displeasure at the administration's perceived pro-Israel bias by raising banners reading " Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine " and heckling Pence at the beginning of his address, before being forcibly removed from the plenum. Read More »

Floridians to consider second-chance measure to restore felons' voting rights

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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced that the petition had reached the 766,000-signature threshold necessary to be added to as a proposed constitutional amendment. Currently, more than 6 million people nationwide are banned from voting because of laws unique to their states that keep convicted felons from voting-nearly 25 percent of that population is in Florida , according to data from the Sentencing Project . Read More »

School bus full of children slides down icy street in MA

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The district superintendent said road crews had treated main roads but had not gotten around to treating side streets. Neither vehicle was badly damaged and the bus continued on to school after the crash. A woman nearby recorded the bus slipping backward down the narrow street and hitting a mailbox. "'Stop, don't come down the hill, don't come down the hill, ' but the bus had just started up just enough that it couldn't stop". Read More »

Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

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Afghan Special Forces arrived on the scene over an hour later, where authorities had cordoned off a large area around the compound in an effort to contain the the ongoing situation. "We are devastated at the news that our Save the Children office in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, came under attack this morning as armed men entered the building, about 9 a.m. Read More »

Twin Car Bombs Kill Over 30 Near Mosque in Libya

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An explosive laden vehicle blew up in front of the mosque. The second one exploded in the same location following the arrival of ambulances. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings, although the United Nations has condemned the attack saying that direct or indiscriminate attacks on civilians are prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law and constitute war crimes. Read More »

Meehan Still Running for Re-election Amid Sexual Harassment Probe

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His comments, in an interview with the Inquirer and Daily News, were his first extensive response to that he had used thousands of taxpayer dollars to quietly settle the harassment claim brought by the former aide. Meehan claimed that he remained loyal to his wife throughout and said that "in hindsight" he should have considered his position of power over the aide, but claimed "there is no hierarchy" in his office. Read More »

Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April

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Cabello has specified this Tuesday that corresponds to electoral power to set date of elections. "If it was in my hands, the election would be this weekend". There are widespread food and medicine shortages, with many Venezuelans left malnourished. Maduro, ignoring threats of worldwide censure, plowed ahead with the vote for the Constituent Assembly last July and neutered the opposition-controlled National Assembly. Read More »

Ranking Likely 2018 WWE Royal Rumble Winners After Raw 25

After the televised portion of the evening at the Manhattan Center was over, Miz showed up for a post show segment. The 25 sup th anniversary special of World Wrestling Entertainment's ( WWE ) " Monday Night Raw " is already shaping up to be a huge event that fans will never forget. Read More »

Syria: Qatar expresses support for Turkey in Afrin offensive

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Speaking at the funeral of the first of two Turkish soldiers to be killed so far in the four day cross-border campaign, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that Ankara would emerge victorious. Meanwhile, Turkish drones were also carrying out attacks, state television said. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday intense fighting between Turkish troops and a US -allied Kurdish militia in recent days is a sign of new conflicts that could erupt in the region as the Islamic ... Read More »

Led coalition kills over 10000 in 40 months in Syria

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The strikes took place near As Shafah, Syria and killed between 145 and 150 militants. Gen. James Jarrard , the commander of special operations forces for the coalition. Heavy fighting between ISIS and the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces has continued in that part of Syria, the coalition said in a statement, even after some military leaders have declared the terrorist group defeated. Read More »

Regional leaders push for stronger trade ties during 15th India-ASEAN Summit

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Countries in the negotiations, which also include Australia, New Zealand, China , Japan and South Korea, besides those of ASEAN and India, are now calling for a hard deadline to end talks by the end of 2018. Asean comprises Thailand, Vietnam , Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, and. India is also looking at Asean as its development partner-especially with regard to improving the economic conditions in its insurgency wracked northeast. Read More »

Fodder scam verdict: Lalu Prasad convicted in Chaibasa treasury case

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Lalu Prasad has already been convicted in two previous cases in the fodder scam, while Mishra was convicted in the first case. The RJD chief, who now makes Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail his home, has already been convicted twice in cases of embezzlement and is now doing a three-and-a-half-year in a case involving illegal withdrawal of money from Deoghar Treasury. Read More »

Trump signs bill ending shutdown, official says

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Whether it was a fresh offer from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , moderates' stampede away from the shutdown blowback or a native American "talking stick" wielded by Sen. "We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, if it is a good deal", Sanders said on Trump's behalf. The fourth temporary funding bill since October easily passed the Senate and the House of Representatives. Read More »

Senate Democrats cave, provide votes based on McConnell's empty promise

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The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure that would have kept government open until February 16. He added that he was hopeful about talks on so-called Dreamers, more than 700,000 young immigrants brought to the USA as children who were protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( Daca ) programme. Read More »

Korean unity at Olympics? Really?

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In an article published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang accused South Korean conservatives of unscrupulously "letting out reckless remarks chilling the hardly-won atmosphere of improved inter-Korean relations". "They should support their athletes and respect other teams that are coming and be the good host for the best winter sports athletes from the world". Read More »

Expert says North Korea, not Trump, the provocateur

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Former North Korean spy Kim Hyon-hui said Trump's aim of denuclearising the country, which has been a nuclear state for over a decade, is not achievable diplomatically. The intelligence community is there to provide the President accurate information on all of the available options on dealing with the problem, Pompeo noted. Read More »

New drivers caught using mobile phones will lose their licences

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The National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Roads Policing, Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, said: "Nearly a year on from legislation to toughen the sanctions for using a phone at the wheel, we are seeing some change in driver behaviour but there are still too many people underestimating the risk they take". Read More »

UN Security Council lenient to Turkey's Syria offensive

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Afrin is under the control of Kurdish forces, which Ankara has long opposed. "The goal of Turkey - to ensure national security and territorial integrity of Syria ", - said the leader of the country. Access to Afrin is restricted and it is hard to independently verify the reported developments. The US provided the group with training, arms, and equipment in the war against the "Islamic State ". Read More »

Former Egyptian general 'arrested by military' after announcing presidential bid

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Former army officials must have ended their service and received permission from the military before they can run for political office in Egypt. Anan's campaign team said he had been arrested but there was no official confirmation. In a video statement announcing his intention to run, Mr Anan appealed to military and state institutions to remain neutral in the presidential race, saying it should not be biased in favour of Mr El Sisi who might not be president in a few months' time. Read More »

No new arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont, says Spanish judge

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Roger Torrent said Puigdemont's candidacy to once again head Catalonia's regional government is "absolutely legitimate", even though the secessionist leader faces criminal proceedings in Spain. Three other separatist lawmakers are already in custody in Spain over their role in Catalonia's separatist push, including Junqueras, his former deputy. Read More »

Rand Paul's attacker should get 21 months in prison, prosecutors recommend

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Rand Paul , R-Kentucky, has been released, shedding new light on the violent attack on the Republican carried out by his next-door neighbor Rene Boucher at his Kentucky home. Boucher is "very meticulous" about how he maintains his yard, while Paul takes "a much different approach" to the upkeep of his property, Baker said last week. Read More »

C$ slips as global trade prospects, NAFTA talks weigh

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Volpe, who has become a key counselor for the Canadian government's negotiating team, put the chances for success at 90 percent, saying the talks have been aided by quiet meetings among professional trade negotiators without the presence of political leaders over the last month. Read More »