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Trump's Speechwriter, Sorensen Quits Over Domestic Abuse Claims

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Earlier this week, Trump wished Porter well, and reminded reports that Porter "says he's innocent". Yesterday, Mr Trump was attacked on social media for lavishing praise on Mr Porter but failing to mention his alleged victims. In November he voiced support for GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore , who had been accused of sexual misconduct against teenagers. Again, that denial was enough for Trump. Read More »

Second WH official resigns over domestic abuse allegations

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Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah also spoke about the issue during Thursday's press briefing, saying, "This is part of an ongoing investigation". The president's remarks came on a morning when Porter's second wife appeared on NBC's " Today Show", detailing physical abuse, and saying she gave a full accounting months ago to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Spectator jumps barrier and slides down ice chute

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Kim Yo Jong offered an invitation from her brother for Moon to visit the North, in the strongest sign yet of an expanding diplomatic opening opposed by the U.S. The prospect of two-way talks between the Koreas, however, may not be welcomed by the United States. But analysts say it may be more hard for the South to arrange a summit with the North coming off a year when it test-fired dozens of missiles, including three ICBMs, and conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date. Read More »

Ragbir safe from deportation for now

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No longer required to check in today with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in New York City, Ragbir will instead attend the rally, You Can't Deport a Movement . "Today was a good day for Mr. Ragbir and for everyone who cares about immigrants' rights or the First Amendment", said William Perdue, a lawyer involved in the case. Read More »

India and UAE share a vibrant relationship: PM Modi

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After laying the wreath, Modi took a tour of the memorial and put his thoughts on the visitors' book. Trump in December shocked the Palestinians by breaking with decades of United States policy and recognising Occupied al-Quds as Israel's capital. Read More »

Prominent Pak human rights activist Asma Jahangir dead

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Asma suffered heart attack today morning and she was rushed to Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore where she breathed her last. Born in 1952, Jahangir did her schooling at the Convent of Jesus and Mary and completed her LLB from the Punjab University in 1978. Read More »

North Korea extends historic invitation to South Korea's president

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Erin Hamlin carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea, Friday, Feb. They were seated not far from a section of North Korean cheerleaders who are attending the Olympics in a sign of warming ties between the two Koreas that Pence and other USA officials have warned against. Read More »

YPG spokesperson says Turkey bogged down in Afrin

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But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier Saturday the helicopter was downed as part of country's military action against US-backed Syrian Kurds in the area. The US said it was in contact with Russian Federation, the regime's ally, before, during and after the attack. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , 34 people died in the area on Wednesday. Read More »

Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

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Two Turkish Armed Forces personnel were killed when an attack helicopter crashed in northwestern Syria's Afrin during the ongoing Operation Olive Branch Saturday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. "The casualties of al-Qaeda gangs are about 350 and Turkish army lost about 200 soldiers", he said, adding that the YPG had only suffered 100 casualties. Read More »

Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters the downed chopper was a T129 ATAK helicopter, and was shot down in Kirikhan district of Hatay province, killing two soldiers. Washington, however, opposes their autonomy plans, as does Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. A punishing campaign by the Syrian government and Russian Federation has battered the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus and the northwestern province of Idlib as President Bashar Assad's government tries to bring ... Read More »

Pence skips Olympic dinner with North Koreans

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The UN spokesman said Guterres did not meet with Kim's sister. "The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate". North Korea has jumped at the opportunity. Asked later if Moon's desire to accept the North Korean invitation to visit Pyongyang undermined Pence's trip or detracted from his message, a senior administration official said: "No, I don't think it does in the least". Read More »

Kim Jong-un invited president of South Korea to DPRK

She was joined in the meeting by Kim Yong Nam , another influential North Korean official, and wore a pin with the images of her father and grandfather - the North's previous leaders. Moon provided Pence with a readout of the historic luncheon between the North and South. The meeting came amid signs of easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula ahead of the Winter Olympics. Read More »

Turkish T129 attack helicopter shot down in Afrin

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The Turkish army confirmed the crash but did not comment on a cause. An investigation has been launched, he told journalists in southwestern Mugla province, local TV channel CNN Turk reported. The campaign followed Ankara's promises to " strangle " the new Border Security Force (BSF) in Syria. The statement by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) added that at least 28 PKK-linked People's Protection Units (YPG), Daesh and KCK terrorists were " neutralized ", raising the total number of ... Read More »

Russian Federation slams 'criminal' US-led strikes in Syria

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The US-led coalition was established in 2014 to fight the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, but it has bombed troops loyal to Damascus on several occasions. NPR's Tom Bowman has just spent three days with some of the USA troops in Syria and saw how close the ISIS battle is fraying at the edges, and he joins us now from Kuwait. Read More »

Rain Chances Continue Into Sunday

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Widespread rain with a few embedded storms can be expected. Temperatures won't be as cold thanks to the cloud cover. Rain will carry into your work week. Grab that rain gear and keep it handy! Skies will remain mostly cloudy with a light south wind at 10 miles per hour. Winds: S 5-10 miles per hour. Highs are going to be in the mid 60s. Read More »

US Misses Opportunity for Korean Peace at Olympics

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Reviving inter-Korean talks is key to the polices of Moon, who says South Korea should be in the driver's seat in worldwide efforts to deal with the North's nuclear threat. Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday that the Mangyongbong-92 will return to the North on Saturday. Administration officials said they had long expected the North would seek to use the Olympics as an opportunity to put a softer face on the regime, and they painted Pence's visit as a counterbalance. Read More »

Unified Korean women's ice hockey team loses Olympic opener, but peace wins

Mr Moon, who is hoping the Olympics can create a chance for talks on the nuclear issue, urged the North Koreans to seek dialogue with the USA too. Interested in Olympics? Add Olympics as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Olympics news, video , and analysis from ABC News. The United States and Japan are anxious that Pyongyang is apparently trying to weaken global economic sanctions against it by cozying up to South Korea and buy more time to advance its missile and ... Read More »

Republican investigations put Clinton associate Blumenthal in dossier spotlight

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To date, his investigation into FBI and Department of Justice abuses has turned up a series of new disclosures. The existence of this criminal referral against Steele - the author of what's called the Steele Dossier on President Trump - was known last month, but the details were not made public until after Senators requested a declassification by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Virginia Tech wants better showing against Wahoos

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Tech will not win this game by going for tough two-pointers. "We've got to be ready". "But no excuses. [The Hokies] outplayed us". More on that another day. Hunter slipped on defense, allowing Tech's Nikell Alexander-Walker to bury a wide-open 3-pointer. Down four, 30 seconds to go, on the road, to an incredible free-throw shooting team. Read More »

House approves bill to avert shutdown

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We don't know exactly what might be in this agreement - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer won't go into the details because it's not finalized - but you can expect more spending on priorities for both parties. Read More »

Pence: 'No daylight' between United States, allies on North Korea

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But Schoff said that by pouring cold water on hopes for better inter-Korean relations, Pence's stance could be viewed as critical of Moon's outreach to North Korea. South Korea says North Korea has withdrawn a request that the South provide fuel to a North Korean ferry that transported more than a 100 artists for performances marking the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Read More »

PM asks BJP MPs to create awareness about schemes announced in Budget

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It is alleged that due to the political machinations of Rahul Gandhi , his party members inside the House are breaking all the boundaries of parliamentary etiquette. He asked MPs to run public awareness campaigns about the impact of the decisions taken in this Budget about farmers getting MSP, one-and-a-half times the cost of the crop and medical insurance of Rs 5-lakh per family to 10,000-crore poor families. Read More »

PM Modi gets guard of honor during first visit to Palestine

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Last month Modi hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a week-long visit to India, where he pitched Israeli prowess in security and technology and sought to revive a half billion dollar missile deal. "Friendship between India and Palestine has stood the test of time". Children belonging to the Indian community enthusiastically welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jordan. Read More »

Dems Slam Trump's 'Double Standard' on FISA Memo

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The president declassified it this month, allowing its publication in full. On Capitol Hill, partisan sparring over the release of the memos has marked a low point in relations between Republicans and Democrats on the traditionally bipartisan committee, with many members expecting that the panel's once-united Russian Federation investigation will likely end with dueling majority and minority reports. Read More »

Nunes Says Attacks From The Left Are 'Quite Enjoyable'

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Responding on Twitter to the memo for the first time since its release Friday, Mr. Trump said "their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction", repeating his line that the memo and its surrounding circumstances are an "American disgrace!" Early last week Nunes told Democrat Rep. Read More »

Swiss overpower unified Korean women's team

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As ever, its front page lead story was on the activities of leader Kim Jong Un - in this instance, being given a gift by Zimbabwe´s visiting air force commander. The athletes elicited a standing ovation by most leaders in the VIP box, including Moon and Kim's sister. The vice president's snub of the North Koreans - and, by extension, the host country - highlighted the divisions between the USA and South Korea on how to deal with the North. Read More »

Turkish military copter crashes in Syria, 2 killed

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The attacks on border areas and the main town in the region began Thursday night and have been among the worst since the Turkish army and Ankara-backed opposition fighters began the ground and air campaign on the Afrin enclave three weeks ago, Kurdish officials said. Read More »

Teenage girl posts Craigslist ad seeking someone to kill her

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She died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Shawn Schwartz, 42, was initially a person of interest after a Facebook post by Bollinger accused him of stalking her. "Even if she asked for assistance, if he's the one who pulled the trigger, it's still murder", Beller said. He then said he changed his mind about going through with the shooting and dropped her off at her apartment, but authorities informed him that they tracked his Global Positioning System to the location where the teen's ... Read More »

Controversy over former aide accused of abuse roils White House

Bush, told CNN . President Trump threw fuel on the fire of controversy over the former aide who resigned last week over domestic abuse charges. "We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today". The Washington Post reported that Corbett said her ex-husband ran over her foot with a auto, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her against a wall and grabbed her hair in the remote waters off the coast of Maine . Read More »

Amanda Bynes Returns To Social Media After Ten Months Of Absence

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More Amanda, please! Child star Amanda Bynes has been out of the spotlight for the better part of five years, but she's recently resurfaced on Twitter looking happy and healthy! She's back! Amanda Bynes returned to social media after nearly a year's absence and she looks great! Her hiatus began following multiple arrests and increasingly erratic behavior on and off social media. Read More »