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Rep. Hollingsworth Says Nunes' FBI Memo Should Be Released

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The House Intelligence Committee voted this week to make the memo public and now the White House must approve the move. According to Bloomberg, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote to Nunes on Monday morning, warning that releasing the memo without the DOJ previewing the document first would be " extraordinarily reckless ". Read More »

United States conducts missile test off Kauai

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A test of a US missile interceptor failed in Hawaii on Wednesday, a defense official said, marking the second such unsuccessful attempt in less than a year. Japan is planning to buy the Aegis Ashore land based system to boost its own defenses against North Korea. A June test of the SM-3 Block IIA missile fired from a U.S. Read More »

In San Francisco, Thousands With Pot Convictions Will Find Their Records Cleared

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Recreational maryjane wound up plainly legitimate in California this year, and the law permitted those with earlier low-level offenses to appeal to for expungement, a procedure that can be expensive. Oakland reserved at least half of its eight annual dispensary licenses for what it calls equity applicants, which include not only those convicted of marijuana-related crimes, but those who live in neighborhoods that had a disproportionately higher number of cannabis-related arrests. Read More »

4 things you should know about Trump's first State of the Union

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A president this successful should not be this unpopular. As he spoke about MS-13 - an worldwide street gang that originated in Los Angeles - he used the painful stories of Afro-Latino and African-American families who lost their teen daughters to put a target on Central Americans, many of whom fled their native countries because of gang violence. Read More »

Qantas makes world's first US-to-Australia biofuel flight

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Last October, Qantas announced that all its Los Angeles-based flights will be powered by biofuels from 2020 onwards after reaching a landmark agreement with US-based bio-energy company SG Preston. The 10 per cent biofuel blend used on Monday's flight will therefore see a seven per cent reduction in emissions on this route compared to normal operations. Read More »

Faso on train that crashes into garbage truck, killing one

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U.S. Rep. Brian Mast of Palm City, Fla., and his two children were among the people on the train but were not hurt, said his communications director Brad Stewart in an interview with WPTV. "I don't know that for sure, it's a long train". "CSX personnel are at the scene of a collision between an Amtrak train and a garbage truck at Lanetown Road, in Crozet, VA". Read More »

If Disaster Strikes Amid Speech, Sonny's in Charge

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The tradition of leaving a single Cabinet secretary behind dates back to the Cold War years , when fear of a nuclear holocaust was never far from the foreground. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue named " designated survivor " during Trump's SOTU speech on January 30, 2018. In 1999, during President Bill Clinton's State of the Union Address, Cuomo was selected to be the designated survivor . Read More »

Colombia rebels call for new ceasefire, renewed peace talks

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The ELN claimed responsibility for the worst of the attacks, which killed five officers and wounded 41 in Barranquilla on Saturday as police were assembling for roll- call. It is now a political party known as the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force. AP says the ELN issued a statement Monday expressing support for the peace talks and the re-establishment of a cease-fire that expired this month. Read More »

Strava's Jogging Activity Records Reveal Covert Military Bases

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Feds subpoena major bitcoin exchange Drug distributors shipped 20M pain pills to town of 3,000 people in West Virginia House lawmakers clash over broadband infrastructure MORE (D-N.J.), asked for a briefing from the company on Wednesday following reports that analysts have been able to use its publicly available " heat map " to pinpoint the locations of USA military bases in the Middle East. Read More »

FEMA reverses decision to withdraw aid from Puerto Rico

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Had the agency planned to end the assistance, it would have required giving notice to the Puerto Rican government, Mr. Booher noted, which said in a statement on Tuesday that it had been blindsided by the prospect of a cutoff. NPR reports FEMA has provided more than 30 million gallons of potable water and nearly 60 million meals across the island in the four months after Maria. Read More »

Russian aircraft engages in 'unsafe interaction' with U.S. aircraft

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Navy EP-3, crossing within 10 feet and executing a sharp dive below, which resulted in violent turbulence for the U.S. EP-3 and its crew members". "We call on Russian Federation to cease these unsafe actions that increase the risk of miscalculation, danger to aircrew on both sides, and midair collisions", said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. Read More »

Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers hits garbage truck; 1 dead

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Separately, a congressman on the train told CNN most of the staff and members on the train are OK. Of the other two, Cassidy said, one sustained major injuries and one had minor injuries. Flake said he was not sure if those injured and killed were in the cab of the truck or were holding onto the back. Sen. Todd Young, who represents IN, and Rep. Read More »

How to keep local stories at the top of your Facebook newsfeed

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The push to promote local news in users' feeds marks the third major change to the site's News Feed this month. "Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities and affect our lives", Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a social media post. Read More »

US State Department Designates Hamas Leader as Terrorist

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The State Department accused Hamas of being involved in attacks that have resulted in the killing of 17 Americans since the group's founding. Two of the listed terror groups are sponsored and directed by Iran, threatening the stability of the Middle East, undermining the peace process, and attacking USA allies Egypt and Israel he said. Read More »

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany box from Melania Trump

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Former first lady Michelle Obama relived an awkward Inauguration Day gift exchange during her first television interview since leaving the White House. No staff, no one. "But everybody cleared out, and I'm like, 'What do you do with the box?'" Cohost in 2016: In a sketch for the show, Ellen took Michelle to CVS to prepare her for life after the White House. Read More »

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy won't search re-election

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He is likely best known for leading the House's Benghazi Select Committee, which investigated the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Republican Rep. Though he didn't say what job in the "justice system" he might pursue, there's an opening for a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over SC. Read More »

United States to Drop Graft Charges Against Sen. Bob Menendez

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The case went to trial past year, but resulted in a mistrial last November when the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. Earlier this month federal prosecutors claimed they meant to re-try Menendez "at the earliest possible date". The counts included bribery and fraud. Bob Menendez on corruption charges just one week after a federal judge threw out a number of the charges that remained pending after his November mistrial. Read More »

Trump to keep Guantanamo Bay Prison

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Trump dwelled upon on how "in the past", the United States (US) "foolishly released hundreds of unsafe terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield - including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi". "But there is much more work to be done", he said. "And In many cases for them it will now be Guantnamo bay", Trump said. "We will continue our fight until ISIS is defeated", he said. Read More »

China calls Le Monde report on African Union spying "absurd"

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Quoting anonymous AU sources, the article published Friday (26 January) reported that data from computers in the Chinese-built building had been transferred every night to Chinese servers for five years. The paper said technicians at the AU uncovered the spying past year and noted that the information was being copied to servers in Shanghai. The newspaper said Ethiopian cyber security experts were hired to sweep the entire building for potential bugs. Read More »

Philadelphia Police Won't Grease Light Poles Ahead Of Super Bowl

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He then pivoted briefly to the fans of his own franchise, delivering a promise for years to come. "Not many kids in this world have these opportunities", said Fitzgerald. The fans are very exuberant for their teams, wherever they are. It's been noted that the Eagles fans weren't the best in Philadelphia in the NFC Championship. Read More »

Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Garbage Truck In Virginia

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Cole said he felt "a tremendous jolt" when the collision occurred about 10:15 a.m, almost two hours after it left Washington headed to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. They are scheduled to hear from Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday evening followed by a speech from President Trump on Thursday. Various lawmakers said doctors who are members of Congress tended to the wounded. Read More »

Sydney seaplane was half a mile off course before fatal crash

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Richard Cousins, 58, his two sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, his 48-year-old fiancee Emma Bowden and her 11-year-old daughter Heather Bowden-Page, all from Britain, were killed in the crash. The plane was completely destroyed after it smashed into the water. Sydney Seaplanes chief executive Aaron Shaw said in response to the report that its key question was why the plane was flying in a bay surrounded by steep terrain that had no exit. Read More »

Academic Tariq Ramadan detained over rape allegations

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AN Oxford Uni Islamic scholar has been detained in Paris after being accused of rape by two women. Le Monde and Le Parisien newspapers reported past year that two women recently filed complaints in France against Ramadan for an alleged rape in 2009 and an assault in 2012. Read More »

Trump says he'll '100%' release Nunes' FBI memo

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Trump made the remark to Republican Representative Jeff Duncan on the floor of House of Representatives late on January 30 after giving his State of the Union speech. The memo could be released to the public by the end of the week. The showdown over the memo comes after Trump has lashed out at a number of top Justice Department officials. Read More »

Nawaz's counsel appears as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

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The bench accepted the plea and directed Sharif's representative to prepare his arguments pertaining to the case by next week. The Supreme Court (SC) issued a second notice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after he did not personally appear before the court on Tuesday in a matter related to the determination of time-period of disqualification under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution. Read More »

Trump's CDC Director Resigns Amid Stock Scandal

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The Department of Health and Human Services accepted Fitzgerald's resignation. Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the CDC, has come under scrutiny for other conflicts of interest, such as owning stock in five other tobacco companies-Reynolds American, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Philip Morris International and Altria Group. Read More »

Huddersfield 0-3 Liverpool: Premier League highlights and recap

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Liverpool put back-to-back defeats behind them as Emre Can , Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah secured a routine 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town . Klopp has however already revealed earlier this week that Liverpool will not be making a move to sign a direct replacement for Philippe Coutinho , who joined Barcelona in a £142m deal earlier in the window. Read More »

Missing Virginia Teen Found Dead

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Moussa and her twin sister, Zhane, have matching tattoos ― an infinity symbol with their names. Her body was recovered on Friday from Woodlawn Park, less than a mile from her family's home. It remains unclear if that man is a suspect in this case. Moussa was last seen on January 12. Police said they looked into that tip, but it did not pan out. Read More »