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Winter Olympics kicks off with historic handshake

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We all join and support you in your message of peace. The ceremonies took place as the world looks for clues about the peninsula's future while North Korea continues its nuclear and missile activities. The rival Koreas, flirting with war just weeks ago, are suddenly making overtures toward the no-longer-quite-so-absurd notion of cooperation. North Korea has sent hundreds of people to Pyeongchang , including officials, athletes , artists, journalists and a 230-member cheering group. Read More »

Bihar, UP bypolls on March 11

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Adityanath, a five-time MP from Gorakhpur, took over as UP Chief Minister in March previous year. Gorakhpur seat was vacated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath , while Phulpur by his Deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya . It will also be seen as a prestige issue for RJD chief Lalu Prasad as questions have been raised on his political future after his sentencing in fodder scam cases. Read More »

Syria confirms USA airstrike, reports casualties

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Coalition officials were in regular communication with Russian counterparts before, during and after the attack , the official said, and Russian officials assured coalition officials they would not strike coalition forces in the vicinity. He said they can not be repeated. The incident underscores the potential for further conflict in Syria's oil-rich east, where the US -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias holds swathes of land after its offensive ... Read More »

Olympic Opening Ceremonies Begin in Pyeongchang

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Kim Yong Nam, who is officially leading Pyongyang's diplomatic delegation to the Games, met Moon at a leaders' reception ahead of the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang . Its delegation includes government officials, athletes , artists and cheerleaders. North and South Korea are still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce , and the North faces ever-tightening worldwide sanctions after it conducted a fresh nuclear test previous year and a series of missile tests. Read More »

Congress approves bill ending brief government shutdown

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But Senator Rand Paul is holding up a vote on the Senate budget deal, accusing Republicans and Democrats of "spending us into oblivion". The deal, which would raise budget caps by about $300 billion and raise the debt ceiling through March 2019, has been slammed by budget hawks in Congress who set fiscal responsibility in government as a priority. Read More »

Following name change, Atrium Health reveals plans to merge with Navicent Health

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Carolinas evaluated more than one hundred new brand names before settling on Atrium Health, the system said in an FAQ on the change. Under the proposed combination, Navicent Health will become a part of Atrium Health. With the letter of intent, the organizations will engage in more detailed discussions and due diligence during the next several months. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and ... Read More »

Oppn MPs meet Prez, seek SC-led probe into Loya case

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the members, from both Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, felt discomfort over judge Loya's death. Judge Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, died of a cardiac arrest in Nagpur on December 1, 2014. Read More »

Mount Airy Owners Win Bid for Mini-Casino

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Stadium Live LLC bid $40.1 million to reserve a license to build a small casino within a 15-mile region centered in Derry Township. A racetrack casino was long planned in the county, a proposal that started in 2004 and was passed from investor to investor before it was ultimately denied in July 2016 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Read More »

CAS dismisses 47 appeals from Russian athletes, coaches

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The Applicants challenged the IOC decision refusing to invite them to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games and requested that CAS overturn the IOC decision. With the iconic ski jump hill as a backdrop, they ran with the Olympic flame through the streets of the Alpensia resort. "Studies had to be done, evidence had to be provided, fair hearings for the Russian athletes had to be offered". Read More »

There's another conservative memo going after the Trump dossier author

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When we get past all the commentary that surrounded it, what did we learn from the Republican-composed congressional memo created and released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday regarding the investigation of President Trump's presidential campaign? The memo deems it an essential aspect of the application for the FISA warrant and the launching of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

3 officers shot in north Georgia neighborhood

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Augustine Parkway. "It all happened inside the residence", the sheriff said at an afternoon news conference. McBrayer couldn't speak to how many shots were fired, who fired the shot that killed the suspect, or what kind of weapons were involved. Read More »

Knights of Momus hauls in 650000 beads ahead of Mardi Gras

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This local Mardi Gras tradition has raised money for music and arts in City of Decatur schools, the annual parade having raised $20,000 for Decatur Education Foundation grants since 2014. Sunday. The Grand Mardi Gras Parade will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday near USA 90 and College Road in Grand Marais, with events to follow after the parade. Read More »

If Democrats Don't Want Border Safety, 'We'll Go With Another Shutdown'

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DREAMers , named so after the DREAM Act, are undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children. But Trump's proposal also includes amendments to address chain migration, visa lotteries and birthright citizenship. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley dismissed a new immigration bill drafted by Sen. "And it's gonna change", Trump said . "I've got to say that some of them just should have probably gotten off the couch and signed up, but that doesn't really ... Read More »

Experts Worry Over Trump Not Reading Intelligence Briefings

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President Donald Trump receives his intelligence briefing every few days in oral form, breaking from the tradition that has seen past presidents read it every day with input from the briefer. and looks forward every day to the give and take of his intelligence briefings". "Why are we even in Somalia?" or "Why can't I just pull out of Afghanistan?" are examples of what he asks, a source told the Post . Read More »

Russian Engineers Arrested for Mining Bitcoin at Federal Nuclear Center

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According to the BBC , Russian officials have arrested an unknown number of scientists for the security infraction at the Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov, a restricted area in the western part of the country. "As far as we are aware, a criminal case has been launched against them", the press service told Interfax news agency . Provide computer processing power to the crypto system, and you're rewarded in bitcoin . Read More »

Cops seek woman who left newborn in airport bathroom

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The woman is wearing a dark coat with a brown bag over her shoulder, carrying a purple neck pillow. "Please help me, my mom had no idea she was pregnant", the note said. "We would like to know who she is but we've exhausted our resources", said airport spokeswoman Jessie Butler. Arizona is a safe haven state, meaning that in accordance with state law, mothers may give up their babies to specified authorities-hospitals, fire stations, licensed adoption agencies, or churches-up to three days ... Read More »

Kelly in spotlight over Porter's resignation

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Both said they had notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the abuse during his vetting for a security clearance. Principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah on Thursday called the allegations "troubling" and insisted White House officials took them seriously while suggesting that any missteps in their response were because the "emerging reports were not reflective of the individual who we had come to know". Read More »

Uranium One Informant Tells Congress Russia Routed Money for Clinton Global Initiative

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Campbell testified before numerous Congressional members and investigators that his extensive counterintelligence work on Russian Federation and stated that during his time as an informant, he obtained information that Russian Federation was continuing to aid the Iranian government by providing tools and equipment necessary for the nation's nuclear reactors, despite promises that they were not sharing such technology with Iran. Read More »

North Korea holds military parade ahead of the Olympics

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By sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract global attention during the Olympics, North Korea is also trying to construct a fresher and warmer public image and defuse potential USA efforts to use the Pyeongchang Games to highlight the North's human rights record, experts say. Read More »

Trump Wishes Former Aide Rob Porter Well After Abuse Allegations

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Porter is facing allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him by his two ex-wives. He has denied the charges. Toni Van Pelt, head of the National Organisation for Women, said: "His pathetic defence of staff secretary Rob Porter reveals his true nature - an enabler of sexual abusers, a betrayer of trust and an avoider of responsibility". Read More »

MassMutual to close Charlotte operations, move hundreds of jobs

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Analyzing the situation, MassMutual determined its home state of MA "is the best place for us to grow and thrive over the long term", said Roger Crandall, MassMutual chairman, president and CEO. It's not Amazon and its second headquarters facility (Boston is still in the running for that), but it's major victory for both MA and Springfield. Read More »

US Market Indexes Lower Wednesday

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Japan's Nikkei took a 4.7 percent hit, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 5.1 percent. They entered correction territory as the Dow and the S&P 500 closed down 10 percent from their recent highs. The dread that gripped equity markets earlier in the week re-emerged Thursday as US stocks plunged on concerns that rising interest rates will drag down economic growth. Read More »

Trading Statistics of Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NOG)

A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company. (AMEX:NOG) is 4. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. Taking a broader view, the current separation from the 52-week high is -24.76%, and the distance from the 52-week low is now 76.60%. Read More »

Storm expected to bring heavy snow in southern MI

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Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the counties of Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee from late Thursday night through Friday . A significant storm that brought heavy snow and risky travel conditions Wednesday has died down as we head into the overnight hours. Read More »

Israeli missiles target 'research centre' outside Damascus

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The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria expressed distress at the deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in the area. It came less than 24 hours after the region - controlled by rebel factions, including Islamists - suffered some of its worst bloodshed in years, with 80 civilians left dead by regime warplanes. Read More »

Lebanon Joins Club of Oil Producing States

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A USA envoy assured Lebanon that Israel was not seeking an escalation between the two sides following a recent war of words, officials from Lebanon and Israel said on Thursday. French energy giant Total and Italy's Eni each hold a 40 percent stake in the consortium, and Russia's Novatek has a 20 percent stake. Last week, Israel's minister of military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, described Lebanon's offshore drilling plans as "very provocative". Read More »

JK second fastest improving state on health: NITI Aayog

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The worst performer among the 21 large states was UP, though it was among the top three in annual incremental performance. Manipur registered maximum incremental progress on indicators such as PLHIV on ART, first trimester antenatal care (ANC) registration, grading quality parameters of Community Health Centres (CHCs), average occupancy of key State-level officers and good reporting on the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). Read More »

Syria: Israel launched missiles at military targets

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Following the briefings, Netanyahu said that while Israel wants peace, it is "prepared for any scenario, and I suggest that no one test us". "That will come through close and effective dialogue". Syrian regime warplanes have ratcheted up their bombardment of eastern Ghouta this week, leaving dozens dead and hundreds in need of medical care. Read More »

Speaker Ryan says DACA immigration debate 'next big priority'

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Senators are expected to take up and pass the breakthrough bill later Thursday, then send it to the House of Representatives which will barely have time to debate it before government funding expires at midnight. "I would be very surprised if more than a couple of the Freedom Caucus members would vote yes", Meadows said. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and House Speaker Paul D. Read More »

U.S. to unveil 'toughest sanctions ever' on N Korea: Pence

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Kim Yo-Jong, believed aged about 30, was promoted in October to be an alternate member of the party's powerful politburo, the decision-making body presided over by her brother. "And we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Japan, the people of South Korea, and our allies and partners across the region until we achieve the global objective of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula". Read More »

Police suspect man's death in woodchipper was not an accident

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Maryborough forensics Inspector Steve Webb told Channel Nine at the time of the incident that the two men who were with Saunders were "understandably extremely distressed over what's occurred". However, people have previously been pulled into woodchippers when trapped on logs, he added. "I went out there this morning to speak to officers from Brisbane and I'd have to say it's one of the worst incident scenes I've ever seen", Algie said. Read More »