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Canadian sport minister resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Mr. Hehr will remain a member of the Liberal caucus. He also encouraged women to speak up about any sort of situation where they've been made to feel uncomfortable. Raworth came forward after two young women told CTV about sexual misconduct by Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown while he was a Conservative MP. Read More »

Senators race to end U.S. government shutdown before work week begins

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The deal included funding for Trump's border wall, said Schumer, in exchange for the codification of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals ( DACA ) program. Republicans said late Sunday that they were more confident about prospects for ending the shutdown than they were earlier in the day. "That's why from one corner of America, this is being called the Trump shutdown", Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday . Read More »

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 55

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Even still, the fire danger shouldn't be quite as high as what we saw on Monday . West winds will be between 10 and 20 miles per hour, increasing to 20 to 30 miles per hour winds in the afternoon. Friday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Showers are possible across southeast Oklahoma late Thursday night . Read More »

It's way too soon to say that Democrats 'lost' the shutdown

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Demand for parity is a key hurdle in budget talks, since Trump wants to offset the increase in defense spending by cuts to domestic programs. In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day government shutdown - the first since 2013 - and fund the government until February 8, Senate Democrats got a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would allow an immigration debate on the Senate floor in the near future. Read More »

AL House Votes to Change Senate Policy

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Indeed, most states (36) do it this way. Republicans who support eliminating special elections for U.S. Senate frame the change as a cost-saving move . The measure passed in the lower legislative body by a mostly party-line vote, after Democrats were unable to stave it off with a two-hour filibuster. Read More »

Australian Open Excitement for Hyeon Chung

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If the 21-year-old defeats defending champion Federer on Friday, he will join Japan's Kei Nishikori - now recovering from a wrist injury - as the only men from Asia to make a grand slam final. Hyeon becomes the first Korean to enter the Semi-Final of any Grand-slam. "Impressive. Whenever he was in trouble, he came up with some unbelievable shots". Read More »

Freeman convening grand jury in Damond shooting

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Noor, 31, has refused to speak to investigators and the chief prosecutor, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, is yet to charge him over the killing. The grand jury process has been criticized for its secrecy and because it rarely results in charges against officers. Freeman ultimately declined to bring charges against the two officers in the Clark case, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze. Read More »

Tiger Woods: American shoots level-par round at Farmers Insurance Open

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The 14-time major champion underwent a fourth serious back surgery past year, and was absent for 10 months before playing December's Hero World Challenge - where he placed ninth in the 18-strong field at the unofficial PGA Tour event. "I've said many times, beating Dustin Johnson is a really, really hard task", added Rahm, who is now less than 1.4 ranking points behind the American. Read More »

High Court to determine Brian Molefe's ZAR30 million pension fund ruling

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Molefe has been ordered to pay back the money within 10 days of the judgement and the Democratic Alliance said it will keep a close eye to ensure that he pays back every single cent. The decision by Eskom to waive penalties and buy Mr Molefe an extra 13 years of service totalling R30.1m after only 15 months' service at the age of 50 stretches incredulity and is unlawful for want of compliance with the rule of the EPPF (Eskom Pension & Provident Fund). Read More »

Trump warns Erdogan to avoid clash between US, Turkish forces

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The White House said Trump expressed concerns about the growing violence and told Erdogan it jeopardizes shared US. Both sides confirmed that the two leaders discussed the consequences of a possible expansion towards the East of Turkish intervention in Syria, towards the Manbij region, where special U.S. Read More »

Corruption charges upheld against Lula

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Rousseff has denounced the conviction of Lula as part of "the rise of the extreme right within the PMDB (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party)", and a conspiracy to discredit the Worker's party, while pushing a neo-liberal agenda. Regarding the Lei da Ficha Limpa (Clean Record Law), Zanin said that if there were to be a challenge to the candidacy, the question would have to be discussed in the Electoral Courts' venue. Read More »

Hawaii wants to find out which phones didn't get false alarm

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After a mistaken missile alert was sent to Hawaiian residents at 8:07 a.m. on January 13 , it took the governor 17 minutes to send a tweet correcting the mistake. "With regard to our internal investigations, he has taken the position that he provided a written statement shortly after the incident, and doesn't need to speak to investigators because he has nothing to add", Rapoza said in an email. Read More »

USA Gymnastics facing resignation pressure over Nassar sexual abuse scandal

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Lou Anna Simon, the president of Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked, stepped down late on Wednesday night amid calls from critics and Michigan lawmakers for her termination. Povilaitis said the conclusion of Nassar's case takes the victims' shame and puts it "where it belongs, right on him". "If we don't figure out how it did, we can't be confident that it won't happen again", she said. Read More »

Trump To Push "America First" Agenda At Global Economic Summit

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Trump said on foreign affairs, he and May had "the same ideas, the same ideals". The comments came as Trump sat down with May in Davos, Switzerland, for his first meeting at the annual World Economic Forum . President Donald Trump is trying to dispel the notion that he and British Prime Minister Theresa May don't get along. The most vocal champions of Trump's tax cuts are chief executives of major financial companies, which are some of the biggest beneficiaries of the drop in the US ... Read More »

England, Wales see sharp increase in violent crimes

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A total of 219,111 crimes were recorded in the 12 months to September 2017, compared to 194,910 over the same period in 2016. The number of recorded crimes has shot up by 14%, with huge increases in knife gun and sex crime, according to new official figures. Read More »

Elton John: 'My farewell tour is a scary leap of faith'

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The legendary singer is scheduled to perform at the new Bucks arena on February 19th, 2019. He has suffered several medical setbacks lately, including a bacterial infection a year ago that he contracted during a South American tour and an E. Read More »

Eaton Corporation, PLC (NYSE:ETN) Shares Bought by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $38.84. 330.10 million shares or 0.23% less from 330.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 2nd. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Buy" on Wednesday, November 1. Morgan Stanley restated an "overweight" rating and set a $88.00 price objective (up previously from $87.00) on shares of Eaton in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Read More »

Magnitude-5.8 natural disaster strikes 100 miles off Northern California coast

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The USGS reports that the natural disaster struck at 8:39 a.m., with the epicenter in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of the community of Capetown, at a depth of 3 miles. The quake had a depth of about 6 miles (10 kilometers). It came after several major earthquakes struck along the Pacific " Ring of Fire " in recent months. Read More »

Trump to meet May, Netanyahu, Kagame in Davos: White House

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Trump and May have had a rocky first year since Trump took power.They have been unable to agree on an appropriate time for Trump to visit Britain. Following his meeting with Trump, Netanyahu was interviewed by CNN's Fareed Zakaria on the main stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and said the Palestinians - who he said have been "pampered" by the global community - "have to stop kvetching" and return to negotiations. Read More »

Indian protesters burn tires, attack shops as controversial film is released

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Barring these, there were no untoward incidents, state police said .Over 20,000 policemen and paramilitary personnel were deployed across Gujarat today for security. Calling the release a "big day", the actor thanked everyone who stood by the film in "everything that they have done and have been through" and said now it is time to celebrate. Read More »

Republic Day 2018: List of Padma awardees

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The Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, while the Padma Bhushan is for distinguished service of high order and the Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010 and now the next stratum. The Padma Shri has also been awarded to Arvind Gupta, a scientist specialising in toy making for enhancing children's learning ex-perience, environmentalist Lakshmikutty who is also known as the grandmother of jungle, Gond artist ... Read More »

Auburn basketball runs past Missouri, 91-73

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The No. 19 Auburn Tigers are coming from a 79-65 win over Georgia in which Bryce Brown scored 28 points in 9 of 15 shooting from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Murray leads in rebounds with 7.3 while Harper tops in assists with 5.2 per game. "Coming into the game that was something we knew we had to do to win, create turnovers to lead into our offense". Read More »

'Zeke and Luther' Star Adam Hicks Arrested on Armed Robbery Charge

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According to police, the first robbery was reported at 5:15 a.m.at Burbank Boulevard and Griffith Park Drive. Hicks allegedly pointed the gun at the victim and demanded his wallet. An eyewitness then spotted the vehicle within minutes and alerted police, who detained the female driver. He also starred in the Disney Channel movie " Lemonade Mouth " in 2011. Read More »

Amtrak engineer says he miscalculated train's location in the deadly crash

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The engineer is a 55-year-old man who was hired by Amtrak in 2004 as a conductor and then promoted to locomotive engineer in 2013. Both the engineer and a qualifying conductor again emphasized that they had not been distracted or exhausted in speaking with investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board . Read More »

Carson 'Deeply Disappointed' HUD Official Called Journalist 'Miss Piggy'

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Armstrong Williams, a long-term partner of HUD Secretary Ben Carson , said Thursday that Carson "was profoundly frustrated by what happened" and offered his statements of regret to Ryan. In the tweet, Lynne Patton - a Trump-administration appointee who leads a HUD regional office - wrote "I hear #MissPiggys still on a rampage". Gee, I must've struck a nerve, @AprilDRyan! "Much obliged to you", Ryan tweeted Williams. Read More »

We'll officially be able to drink in pubs on Good Friday

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Minister of State, David Stanton said removing the alcohol ban would help Irish tourism. Pubs will be able to open on Good Friday after a bill lifting the restriction was approved by the Dáil this afternoon . "We have to recognise that many people in this country are badly damaged by alcohol and we need to do something about that". Publican representative groups, the Licensed Vintners Association (Dublin publicans) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (Outside Dublin), who had ... Read More »

Gov. Jerry Brown delivers final State of the State address

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His latest budget proposal assumes a $6 billion surplus along with hefty deposits to the state's rainy-day fund. "It is now hard to visualize - or even remember - the hardships, the bankruptcies and the home foreclosures so many experienced during the Great Recession", Brown recalled. Read More »

Senate Dems Want to Share Trump Jr. Transcripts With Mueller

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will release transcripts of interviews with members of President Donald Trump's campaign regarding a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. Having gathered all the information it is going to gather, the committee no longer has to keep closed-door testimony hush-hush, because there is no future testimony regarding the Trump Tower meeting that could be tainted. Read More »

European Union court rejects refugee sexuality tests

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The Luxembourg-based judges of the European Union court ruled such random tests for homosexuality were an invasion of "the most intimate aspects" of life. In 2013 the ECJ ruled that asylum could be granted in cases where people were actually jailed for homosexuality in their home country. It also said any indication of sexual orientation provided by such tests could only be "approximate in nature". Read More »

One in eight secondary schools in England are 'failing'

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The average for Nottinghamshire was 0.04 and for state-funded schools in England it was -0.03. With regards to Attainment 8 scores , the average for Hampshire schools (excluding ones in Southampton in Portsmouth) is 47 and the average for Portsmouth is 42.3. Read More »