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Polar Vortex Bringing Deadly Cold Next Week

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Surges of cold polar air are blasting the Midwest with the lowest temperatures in years, set to last until the end of the week. "This arctic front - that, along with already cold weather, is the main reason why we could experience exceptionally cold temperatures and winds", Lee said. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Mocks Tucker Carlson and Roger Stone

On Friday morning, after being released from jail on $250,000 bail, Roger Stone insisted that despite being indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury on seven counts related to Russia's interference to elect President Trump, he would not testify or "bear false witness against the president". Read More »

Snow, then risky cold this week

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Snow will start Monday morning and continue through the day. Blowing snow could become a concern in the north, and all areas will be subject to falling temperatures and increasingly cold wind chills. Frostbite will be possible to exposed skin in less than 30 minutes early Monday . At least a couple of January records will be in jeopardy this week. Read More »

Senator Kamala Harris launches 2020 presidential campaign

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Then in January 2017, she took the oath of office as California´s junior U.S. senator, making her the first woman of South Asian descent (her mother is a Tamil Indian) and only the second black woman senator in American history, after Carol Moseley Braun. Read More »

Hezbollah Might Have More Tunnels: Chairman of Knesset's Defense Committee

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Russian Federation has also called on Israel to stop carrying out "arbitrary' air strikes on Syrian territory, days after the Israeli Air Force targeted what Israel said were Iranian forces in the war-torn country". "One of the tunnels discovered goes back 13 years", he said, asserting it predated resolution 1701, but without discussing how old other tunnels were. Read More »

Mick Mulvaney Accidentally Claims Ownership of Next Shutdown For Trump

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Those discussions will keep Democrats' priorities on the back burner and could trigger a new shutdown if no agreement is reached. Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday" that Trump will insist on a "wall where we need it the most and where we need it the quickest" that isn't "a 2,000 mile sea-to-shining-sea wall". Read More »

Airbus threatens to quit United Kingdom over Brexit

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is preparing to tell leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday that post-Brexit Britain will still be a "great place to do business". Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, "A deal that doesn't give us a legally binding workable guarantee that there won't be a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is a deal in name only". Read More »

Australia explorer Flinders' remains discovered in London

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The British explorer led the first circumnavigation of the continent whose name he would go on to popularize: Australia. They were able to identify his remains by the lead breast plate placed on top of his coffin. There is also a statue of Trim, the cat who accompanied Flinders on his voyage. Matthew Flinders, depicted on an Australian stamp from about 1966. With more than 60,000 people buried at the site, prospects for identifying Flinders' grave were considered slim. Read More »

1 in 20 adults in Britain do not believe Holocaust happened

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That accusation is incorrect. Rybak accuses the government of remembering only Jews and not murdered Poles in yearly observances at the memorial site. Early in World War II, most prisoners were Poles, rounded up by the occupying German forces. However recent surveys show that knowledge of the atrocities during World War II is declining generally. Read More »

12 undocumented immigrants fired from Trump golf course, lawyer says

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The club's managers have reportedly been aware that their employees were staying in the country illegally but turned a blind eye to the violation. 'This is bogus. The crackdown at the NY club was first reported by the Washington Post . The FBI then picked up the case and launched a probe into whether the club's managers had issued the fraudulent documents. Read More »

India celebrates 70th Republic Day | News | DW

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attended as the guest of honor after US President Donald Trump declined the invitation, citing a scheduling problem. Millions of Indians watched the 90-minute display on television sets in their homes across the country. India's independence hero and apostle of peace, Mahatma Gandhi, was in focus at the Republic Day, with several tableaux depicting his life displayed at the parade. Read More »

Varadkar Told to 'Dial Down the Rhetoric' over Irish Border Comments

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One amendment would lead to it expiring at the end of 2021, and another would require it to be taken out of the withdrawal agreement altogether, and replaced with other arrangements to avoid a hard border in Ireland . Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that soldiers may return to the border if Brexit goes "very wrong". "All MPs will have a chance to debate and vote before any extension to hours is taken and we recognise the need to balance this with the constituency role of all MPs and the ... Read More »

More Lake Effect Snow Expected Through This Weekend

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Snow will begin Sunday night and will last through the majority of the day on Monday. The snow will pick up in intensity during the morning hours Monday. After the snow the concern transitions to the arrival of bitter cold, arctic air and dangerously low wind chills. As it looks now, we are looking at a stretch of sub-zero temperatures, starting overnight Monday and continuing into Friday morning. Read More »

Gen. Colin Powell shares roadside good deed encounter on Facebook

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Colin Powell from 2001 to 2005, Minister of foreign Affairs under US President George W. Bush, had a puncture, an encounter that has him deeply moved. Powell, who actually served 35 years, thanked Maggert in his Facebook post . "Thanks, Anthony. You touched my soul and reminded me about what this country is all about and why it is so great", Powell wrote on Facebook. Read More »

Met Office predict cold end to January with snow

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Forecasters predicted snow would arrive across Northern Ireland tomorrow and then move into western Britain later. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in the east of England between 9pm on Tuesday and midday on Wednesday, which could cause some travel disruption across Suffolk and north Essex. Read More »

'I wish this never happened': Republicans lament Trump's handling of the shutdown

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After Trump announced his plan to fund the wall and reopen the government on Saturday, it wasn't until Tuesday that the two leaders spoke in depth about how the Senate would handle it, according to multiple sources. The Republicans introduced a bill on Thursday that would reopen the government and allocate $5.7 billion for the wall, with additional legal protections for immigrants, but the Democrats killed it. Read More »

One Killed in High-Rise Blast in Northeast China

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One clip, filmed at the site, shows an explosion on one of the upper floors of the residential complex. It was unclear where the second person was injured. The Chinese government describes the camps as vocational education centres aimed at combatting extremist thoughts and providing jobs. Chinese authorities claim only two blasts one in the auto and other in the building on the thirtieth floor. Read More »

Brazil's first openly gay congressman quits due to threats, leaves country

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In an interview published by daily Folha de S. Paulo , Congressman Jean Wyllys said he was now outside of Brazil and had no plans to return. Wylls had since used a security detail. "That guy (the killer) put an image of a saint in the place of the heart", Wyllys told Folha . Many interpreted the post as referring to Wyllys, but Bolsonaro later denied saying that he was talking about the Davos trip, coming back t Brazil and the stock exchange results. Read More »

French protesters confront police front lines

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Tension also arose in Paris as an authorized evening gathering, dubbed "Yellow Night", at Republic square was curtailed by police as they quickly moved in to disperse protesters. But not every protester appeared to welcome this development. France Info broadcaster reported that about 69,000 people took part in Yellow Vest rallies across France on Saturday, including 4,000 protesters in Paris alone. Read More »

Trump Says Deal Reached to Briefly Reopen Government

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After he announced his decision, a NY newspaper headline dubbed him "CAVE MAN". Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator, suggested Trump was "the biggest wimp" to hold the office. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said he wanted to hear what Trump had to say before he would assume there was an iron-clad deal. Read More »

In a Trump retreat, shutdown ends without wall money for now

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The deal he reached with congressional leaders contains no new money for the wall, but ends the longest shutdown in USA history. Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide more funds for his border wall with Mexico before federal agencies get back to work. Read More »

Twin blast kills 21 in a church service

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Five military officers and 12 civilians have been reported killed with at least 46 others seriously injured. Meanwhile, Lt. Col Gerry Besana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) West Mindanao Command Spokesperson, said 17 people were dead, adding most of the casualties were from the Philippine Army's 35th Battalion, tasked to secure Jolo town proper. Read More »

Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy

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Trudeau said Saturday that he had asked for and accepted John McCallum's resignation Friday night. The statement didn't offer a reason for the removal, which comes amid an especially tense time in the Canada-China relationship, but caps off an especially tough week for McCallum after he controversially waded into the extradition request against Meng Wanzhou, an executive with Chinese telecom company Huawei. Read More »

Five dead in air crash above Italian glacier

The Rutor glacier covers nine square kilometres (3.5 square miles) and is the second-largest in the Val d'Aosta region, which borders France. Las Stampa newspaper said a tourist plane was involved in the crash on the Rutor glacier at around 8,200ft above sea level in northern Italy. Read More »

Bishop Apologizes to Covington Catholic, Admits Being 'Bullied and Pressured' to Condemn

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Native American activist Nathan Phillips says he's prayed about what happened at the Lincoln Memorial last week and now he has good feelings in his heart for all the people who have been mean to him. "If there's an apology, there'd be an apology for his own behavior, to a lot of other people besides me", Phillips said. Though CNN has seen video in which the students engage in the tomahawk chop taunt, no video viewed by CNN shows the kids chanting, "Build the wall". Read More »

USA warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

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The US Defense Intelligence Agency earlier this month issued a report saying that China has undertaken military reforms and obtained technologies because of "Beijing's longstanding interest to eventually compel Taiwan's reunification with the mainland and deter any attempt by Taiwan to declare independence", according to CNN. Read More »

Wind Chill Advisory now, but even colder air on the way

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Light snow will develop late Friday night. While wind chills won't be in the 50-60 degree below zero ballpark in Virgnia, double digit wind chills below zero will be possible and likely colder than that felt Monday . The city spent much of last weekend in an extreme cold warning as almost bonechilling winds whipped through the region. This will create some very slick conditions through early Saturday and for some enough to lightly shovel off. Read More »

Gunman kills 4, injures 1 in two parishes Saturday

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The victims, Billy Ernest, 43, Summer Ernest, 20, and 17-year-old Tanner Ernest, were found dead Saturday morning, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said. Shortly after, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office also confirmed that two other people were found dead inside of a residence in Gonzalez, less than 30 miles southwest of Livingston Parish. Read More »

Trudeau fires John McCallum as ambassador to China

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The leader of the opposition Conservative Party, Andrew Scheer, said McCallum should have been fired days ago because his remarks raised concerns about the politicisation of the Meng case . A year ago, McCallum also made controversial comments about how Canada had more in common with China than the United States under Trump. "What is worse is this is happening in the middle of the crisis when we need all-hands on deck", Saint-Jacques said. Read More »

EU nations put Venezuela's Maduro on notice

But Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Venezuela was not a threat to worldwide peace and security and, along with China, called for non-interference in the embattled Latin American country's affairs. "The Venezuelan people must be able to freely decide their future", Macron said. Germany and Britain also joined in the ultimatum. But other members of the 28-nation bloc such as Austria, Greece and Portugal are more reluctant. Read More »