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Trump tells spokesperson 'not to bother' with White House press briefings

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Sanders last appeared at the White House podium December 18. "While other avenues exist to obtain information, the robust, public back-and-forth we've come to expect in the James A. "Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!" The president was reportedly reacting to a recent Fox News interview in which White House spokesman Hogan Gidley " defended Sanders's handling of the press corps ". Read More »

US Supreme Court again Mum on Trump's 'Dreamers' Appeals

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Justices Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer dissented. The Supreme Court refused to reverse the district court decision , allowing Trump's policy to come into effect. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., through a series of Senate Armed Services Committee hearings a year ago, was able to confirm with all four military service chiefs that transgender servicemembers have not impacted morale or created problems for the services. Read More »

Drunk Russian man detained after failed attempt to hijack plane

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The plane was scheduled to land at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) but changed its course only 15 minutes after takeoff, Russian news agency TASS reports. The passenger, who was reportedly drunk, tried to hijack the aircraft by breaking into the cockpit, claiming that he was armed. "The aircraft commander decided to make an emergency landing in Khanty-Mansiysk. Read More »

Russian Court Rejects American Paul Whelan's Request For Release

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He faces 10 to 20 years in prison. Russian media, citing security service sources, said he was seized shortly after receiving a secret list of Russian agents from a contact. The arrest of Whelan comes weeks after Russian national Maria Butina pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy in USA federal court for acting as an agent for the Kremlin without registering in the United States. Read More »

Franco-German treaty 'a step' towards European army

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Both leaders signed the deal on the anniversary of a similar Franco-German cooperation treaty in 1963 by France's Charles de Gaulle and the German chancellor of the time, Konrad Adenauer. Merkel has since announced she will step down as chancellor in 2021. Macron, meanwhile, faces discontent at home in the form of the yellow vest protesters - some of whom have circulated misleading claims about the Aachen treaty on social media. Read More »

'Bikini hiker' Gigi Wu dies after fall on solo climb

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Wu, whose Instagram account appears to have since been closed down, had also gained a Facebook following of around 18,000 fans who knew her for posting bikini-clad photos atop mountains. Because of poor weather conditions, rescuers had to try to reach Wu on foot. The overnight temperature in the area at an altitude of over 1576m was around freezing, said Commander Lin Cheng-I of the Nantou County Fire Department. Read More »

Student booted from sorority for filming friend in blackface

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It showed an unnamed female student, whose face was covered with black paint, along with a friend. Since the video surfaced, the OU Black Student Association has called for a zero-tolerance policy on hate speech, more social and cultural classes, more multicultural faculty and staff, and additional financial assistance for African-Americans at the school in Norman, Oklahoma. Read More »

UN peacekeepers killed in 'jihadist' attack in Mali

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Eight peacekeepers have so far been confirmed dead and several others were wounded, he added in a statement . UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the "complex attack" against MINUSMA in a statement issued by a spokesperson. Read More »

Mike Pence compares Donald Trump to Martin Luther King Jr

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Hundreds of people rallied Monday in downtown San Francisco to honor Martin Luther King (MLK) Day and the legacy of the USA civil rights icon who had fought for racial equal rights and justice in the 1960s. The president's memorial visit had not been listed on his public schedule and reporters travelling with him were not informed of Trump's destination until they arrived. Read More »

Risky cold continues: Wind chill advisory in effect tonight

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Highs in the upper 50s continue Tuesday (gusts to 30 miles per hour then) and Wednesday will deliver calmer conditions. Wind chills values that low could allow frostbite to quickly set in. Power outages are expected, officials say. Wind chills should creep above zero this afternoon. With its progress, southeasterly winds ahead of the system will allow temperatures to hold steady in the teens through the evening before slowly rising in the lower 20s before dawn. Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on United States forces in Hassakeh

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The attacker "targeted a convoy of American forces accompanied by the SDF on the Hasakah-Shadadi road", the UK-based monitor said, adding that at least two United States servicemen sustained injuries in the blast. But the US President's move shocked US military officials and local partners who were not consulted on the withdrawal. There are about 2,000 American troops in Syria. Read More »

Top US senator urges Trump to meet PM Imran

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Trump would be "far more enthusiastic about the region than he is today" if he met Khan, said Graham, who held talks with the prime minister earlier on Sunday. Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss how to restore peace in Afghanistan. Imran Khan told Senator Graham that Pakistan wants to work with all stakeholders for the Afghan peace process. Read More »

Researchers Find Another NKorean Missile Base

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U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun flew to Sweden after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's right-hand man in Washington for four days of marathon talks with officials from the North. Experts have said there has been no demonstrable progress since the first summit in Singapore last June. CSIS researchers had previously identified 13 of the estimated 20 undeclared missile operating sites in November a year ago, which drew concerns among nuclear experts that ... Read More »

Russia Crimea explosion as ship catches fire in the Kerch Strait

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The ministry added that both ships had a total of 31 crew members, including Indian and Turkish citizens. Twelve people had survived, Kravchenko said, but "no one knows where the other five people are". It is an important economic lifeline for Ukraine that allows ships leaving the port city of Mariupol to access the Black Sea. The strait lies off Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, which Russian Federation annexed in 2014. Read More »

High Wind Warning for Sunday night/Monday morning

By tonight , winds are expected to drop off significantly, though areas like the southern Poconos and northwestern New Jersey may see another wind advisory. There is a risk of frostbite and a UV index of 1 or low. Even without the wind chill, the low overnight will be -18C. Wind up to 15 km/h. As for wind chills, the coldest recorded wind chill in the six-county area came in near Cobleskill at 6:45 a.m., -37 degrees. Read More »

Mike Pence Compares Trump to Martin Luther King While Speaking on Border

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The two laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial, then held a brief moment of silence . Sharpton criticized the White House for not holding any events to honor Martin Luther King Jr . He inspired us to change through the legislative process to become a more ideal union. Pence was also criticized earlier for referencing King in support of Trump's demands for a border wall. Read More »

MLK Day 2019: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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The march will step off from the Hilton Head High School parking lot at 10 a.m., and travel next to USA 278 between Wilborn Road toward Central Avenue on the island's north end, the release said . On Monday, organizers noticed apparent scratches on a plaque on the statue. "One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was, "Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy, '" he said on CBS" "Face the Nation." It's not clear when the vandalism occurred. Read More »

Taliban kill 'more than 100' in attack on Afghan military base

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group was behind the attack - the latest in near-daily assaults by the militants who now hold sway over almost half of Afghanistan . The Taliban has rammed a auto bomb into a military base in Afghanistan, killing more than 100 people including eight special commandos. "The Taliban used a Humvee vehicle to hit the compound", Akhtar Mohammad Taheri - the head of Wardak provincial council - told AFP . Read More »

Trump may have spoken to Cohen before false testimony to Congress - Giuliani

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Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, told the Daily News that it wouldn't necessarily be a problem if Trump and Cohen's lawyers had contact ahead of the testimony, as Giuliani now claims. " Buzzfeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate", Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said. Read More »

Second Woman Carries Gene-Altered Baby in China Amid Criticism

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Many scholars pointed to a 2003 guideline that bans altered human embryos from being implanted for the objective of reproduction, and says altered embryos can not be developed for more than 14 days. Investigators told Xinhua that the scientist was "pursuing personal fame" and used "self-raised funds" for the controversial experiment. He defended his actions at a conference in Hong Kong last November, stating that he was " proud " of what he had done, doubling down by stating that he had ... Read More »

Footage shows toddler with hands raised during parents' arrest

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The shocking video, which gained more than 425,000 views as of Sunday evening, showed several officers with the Tallahassee Police Department pointing their guns at a GMC pickup truck while one man walked towards the officers with his arms raised and another stayed in place with his arms over his head. Read More »

Aiia Maasarwe’s accused killer makes second appearance in Melbourne Magistrates Court

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Prosecutors requested specific details of the attack on the Palestinian Arab of Israeli citizenship be withheld from the public until police have given them to the 21-year-old's family. Hundreds of people dressed in black held several vigils in Melbourne for Maasarwe yesterday, including filling the 86 tram, which she was believed to have ridden on her way home, with red roses that were reportedly her favourite flowers. Read More »

'Fox and Friends' Apologizes for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death Announcement

Co-hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt both addressed the error and apologized later in the segment. "That was a mistake, that was an accident", he said. The Supreme Court announced January 11 that Ginsburg's recovery is "on track" and that no remaining cancer has been found, The Washington Post reported. Read More »

US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

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On several occasions Trump has expressed his confidence on North Korean denuclearization. The State Department said the two sides had "a productive first meeting at the working level" and Biegun would travel to Sweden at the weekend to attend an worldwide conference. Read More »

Gap between rich and poor growing, fueling global anger: Oxfam

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Oxfam said that the world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of the population, and the combined fortunes of billionaires rose by $2.5 billion, around Rs 1.78 lakh crore, each day in 2018. The report further found that women and girls are hardest hit by rising economic inequality. "The size of one's bank account should not dictate how many years your children spend in school, or how long you live -? yet this is the reality in too many countries across the ... Read More »

Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

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Her father became an economics professor at Stanford University. Harris, a 54-year-old former prosecutor raised in a state that has been the crucible of the Trump resistance, expanded a growing field of candidates fighting for the nomination of a party that is increasingly nonwhite and fueled by women alienated by the president. Read More »

Trump Pledges to Protect America From Any Enemy Missile

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Russia warns USA against arms race on Earth & space after missile defense plans revealed U.S. rejection of any limitations on missile defense programs and readiness to weaponize space has drawn a blunt reaction from Moscow, with the Russian Foreign Ministry warning Washington not to restart the Cold War-era arms race. Read More »

Theresa May 'considers rewriting Northern Ireland's Good Friday agreement'

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It is understood she wants to show the European Union that MPs could back a deal without a backstop, in the hope of encouraging Brussels to soften its position. Corbyn has said he will enter into talks with Mrs May only if she rules out the scenario, in which Britain leaves without an agreement and one that some businesses say would be disastrous for the economy. Read More »

Conditions worsen as winter storm strengthens; Snow still on the way

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Many people across the Midwest woke up to see a coating of snow or ice on Saturday . First, a low-pressure system, the sort of air mass typically responsible for storm activity, has moved over the continent from the Pacific Ocean. Some of the most significant problems associated with the storm may fall along the transition zone between snow and rain, where the cold Arctic mass meets the warmer air to the south. Read More »

Bitterly cold wind chills into Monday morning

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Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines. Winds this strong can make driving hard, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. The main concern tonight is flash freezing. We'll start to moderate Tuesday afternoon and then warm up significantly again on Wednesday . Cold air will return on Friday with highs in the lower-40s. Read More »

Pence: ‘Disappointing’ Pelosi rejects Trump deal to end shutdown

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Pence said White House officials have been speaking to "rank and file" congressional Democrats and offered to extend TPS and DACA because of those conversations. "I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown", Mr. Trump tweeted Friday evening . Read More »