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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: God wanted Trump to be president

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Democrats have attacked Mr Trump's proposed border wall as immoral. She said it was hard to take a morality lecture from Democrats. Meanwhile, the battle over immigration and border wall funding continues. When asked why there aren't daily White House briefings and how the White House gets its message out without them, Sanders said, "The President himself engages with the media more than any president has in history". Read More »

Train Tracks Burning in Chicago

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Spokesman Michael Gillis told CNN that the flames actually come from gas-fed heaters that run alongside the rails and keep them warm. However, despite having done away with the smudge pots, the present system can't be called safe either, Metra said , as the maintenance workers light the heaters by hand in order to control the flow of gas, which adjusts the size of the flame. Read More »

European Union irks Britain by calling Gibraltar 'colony'

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Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, but Spain has continued to press its claim for sovereignty - which is rejected by both the United Kingdom and the residents of Gibraltar itself. Spain has already secured a right of veto over whether future Brexit arrangements can apply to Gibraltar. There is, however, concern among other European Union members that Madrid's hard line could disrupt efforts to ease Britain out of the bloc. Read More »

Mueller asks for time to review evidence in Roger Stone case

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The self-described dirty trickster and Republican operative was arrested last week at his home in Florida. A seven-count indictment unsealed January 25 alleges Stone sought that information before the election at the direction of an unidentified senior Trump campaign official. Read More »

Gov. Cuomo shrugs off Catholic criticism of abortion law

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However, Cuomo said in the radio interview that he doesn't "represent" the church. "I don't govern as a Catholic". "It goes way beyond Roe v. Wade in so many ways, so I don't see it as something to celebrate ", Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger told "Fox & Friends" Saturday. Read More »

Senate investigators told Trump Jr.'s mysterious calls weren't with his father

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It was faciliated by Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star who is the son of a Russian oligarch. Democrats have claimed Trump Jr.'s meeting at Trump Tower was the epicenter of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign. Schiff says he is still pursuing the phone records in an effort to discover "what the president's role was in all this". "It's an obvious investigative step, but one the Republicans were unwilling to take because they were afraid of where the evidence might lead". Read More »

USA envoy Stephen Biegun reveals North Korea nuclear pledge

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Their assessments also broke with other assertions by Mr Trump, including on the threat posed by Russian Federation to USA elections, the threat Islamic State posed in Syria and North Korea's commitment to denuclearise. Kim signed a vaguely worded agreement committing the North to work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula when he met Trump last June. Read More »

Theresa May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal

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But Downing Street insisted the Prime Minister was "determined" to make Brexit go ahead on schedule. Asked if he had a problem with Irish backstop, which Mrs May is seeking to renegotiate with the European Union, he said: "I have a problem where the agreement is one-sided". Read More »

Cory Booker Preparing To Run For President

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That same day, Harris announced that she was running for president . A prominent Booker supporter, San Francisco attorney Steve Phillips, says he is working on millions of dollars in committed donations to a so-called super PAC that would boost the senator's candidacy, but Booker's campaign is openly against super PACs playing any role in the presidential race. Read More »

USA man fakes a fall on ice cubes to claim insurance

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He is being charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception for submitting an insurance claim in a fake accident he orchestrated at the company. Mr Goldinsky is shown to throw ice onto the canteen floor before lying on the ground in an laughable attempt to make it look like he had fallen. Read More »

US announces pullout from nuclear arms treaty with Russia

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The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) bans nuclear-capable missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,420 miles). United States officials have also expressed concern that China , which is not part of the treaty, is deploying large numbers of missiles in Asia that the USA can not counter because it is bound by the treaty. Read More »

Facebook takes down vast Iran-led manipulation campaign

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The company said it removed a majority of these accounts by November 2017, but almost a quarter of more recently created accounts tweeted 50,000 times about the 2018 midterm election. 'This is an encouraging example of the kind of collaboration we are working to build across the industry, ' Gleicher said. The operation - dating back to as early as 2010 - had 262 pages, 356 accounts and three groups on Facebook, as well as 162 accounts on Instagram. Read More »

Largest drug bust in history made as truck tries crossing southern border

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CBP valued the 254 pounds of fentanyl at $3.5 million and the methamphetamine at $1.1 million. Vaughn said the driver attempted to smuggle the drugs across the border at a legal port of entry. Before that, the largest-recorded fentanyl seizure was 40 kilograms, nabbed from a pickup truck in Bartow County, Georgia. Mexican traffickers have been increasingly smuggling the drug into the United States, mostly hidden in passenger vehicles and tractor-trailers trying to head through ports of ... Read More »

Sinkhole turns out to be mystery tunnel near bank in Florida

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After public works saw in the hole an orange extension cord - the simple kind you might pick up at a grocery or hardware store - they alerted Pembroke Pines police who, in turn, called out the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of the hole's proximity to the Chase bank. Read More »

3 killed in bridge collapse at Vanderbijlpark school

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Only one of the deceased has been identified. A teacher told News24 that the walkway collapsed over children as they returned to class after attending assembly just after 08:00. Panyaza Lesufi, the head of the Gauteng Province Education Department, told ABC News that 26 other schoolchildren were injured when the walkway collapsed. Read More »

Loud booms reported in Chicago area could be ‘frost quakes’

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Frost quakes, or " cryoseisms ", occur when water trapped underground freezes suddenly as the temperature drops, causing it to expand. Frost quakes are fairly rare events and hard to positively identify. Those temperature drops have been blasting the northern U.S. - with wind chill in Chicago clocking in at minus 50 °F (-46 °C) due to the polar-vortex. Read More »

UN rights envoy at Saudi consulate in Istanbul for Khashoggi

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Roth told reporters at an event in Geneva that Callamard was trying to look at the question of authorization. Callamard is set to report her findings to the U.N. The inquiry is being conducted at her request and she will be accompanied by three experts, including those with forensic expertise. However, it first started with repeated denials from the kingdom, claiming that Khashoggi was not killed at all. Read More »

Interim Budget 2019: Big bonanza announced for farmers

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The time has nearly come for the Modi government to present its last budget before the much-anticipated Lok Sabha polls. - 12.35 pm: Joe Verghese, Managing Director, Colliers International India, says, "Proposal to give tax rebate for income up to 5 lakhs will help in increasing the home buyer's budget and can provide a big boost in increasing demand for housing". Read More »

Slowing EU economy will help to reopen Brexit talks

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Around six amendments will be selected by Speaker John Bercow based on the amount of backing they have and the likelihood they will be passed. The BRC noted that even if the British government does not undertake checks on products at the border, there will still be major disruption at Calais as the French government has said it will enforce sanitary and customs checks on exports from the EU. Read More »

Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone

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The remarks by Shaheen Suhail are the most conciliatory comments to date from the militant group. Taliban officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said that the two sides had reached an understanding about the withdrawal of US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops and that the militant group had made assurances that Afghan soil would not be used again for attacks against the United States or ... Read More »

Asia Bibi free to leave Pakistan after Supreme Court ruling

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Moments after the ruling was announced, Bibi's lawyer Saif-ul-Mulook hinted that his client's move could be imminent. "This is a very good decision, but I think those who falsely implicated Bibi, wasting precious years of her life, should be prosecuted and sent to jail", Joseph Francis, a prominent Christian rights activist in Pakistan , tells NPR. Read More »

Israeli PM, Russian envoy meet over Syria issue

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Dramatic pictures from the scene show huge orange glows in the sky as Syrian air defences intercept the Israeli missiles. "There are 15 foreigners among the dead, including 12 from the Iranian forces", he said. "The IDF is monitoring and is in possession of a number of sites where Hezbollah is digging underground infrastructure that has yet to cross into Israeli territory", the army said on January 13. Read More »

Border patrol makes largest fentanyl bust in US history

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Arizona seized a record breaking 254 pounds of fentanyl on Saturday. 'It is said that a quarter-milligram, or the size of a few grains of salt, of fentanyl, which is a risky opioid, can kill a person very quickly, ' Humphries said. Read More »

Mitch McConnell Slams Dem Bill to Expand Voting Rights

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The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord, a us special envoy said on Monday, but there was no sign the insurgent group had accepted key USA demands. "A power grab is smelling more and more like exactly what it is", McConnell said, ignoring the fact that most recent voter suppression efforts have targeted people of color and other groups most likely to vote for Democrats. Read More »

Norfolk weather: Fog descends as snow and ice warnings continue

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Snow depths of 5cm were recorded by the Met Office by 6:30pm in Bodmin, Cornwall and Sennybridge, Powys and the weather was moving across southern England and Wales, affecting counties including Wilsthere, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. "While I understand that Met Éireann and the Met Office operate two different standards in relation to weather warnings, I don't believe these competing approaches should lead to an inability to represent weather situations when/where they occur across Ireland". Read More »

Frustrated Trump says a wall ´is a WALL!´

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They have been leaking talking points to places like Breitbart. Pelosi, who had previously been reluctant to entirely rule out wall money in a final funding agreement, made her strongest comments against the wall since the government reopened last week. Read More »

France set for influx of Syria militants to return to jail

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French jihadists detained in Syria by Kurdish-led forces could be returned to France and jailed, French officials said Tuesday, in a change of position brought about by the planned withdrawal of United States forces. Expressing condolences for US soldiers who were killed in a bomb assault in Syria's Manbij, Macron said the "fight is not over because Islamist terrorists are still there and targeted them (American servicemen)". Read More »

USA calls for compliance with nuclear treaties

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The U.S. government will likely announce the suspension of its obligations under the INF Treaty with Russian Federation in coming days after bilateral talks failed to make headway, Thompson told Reuters. 'We´ll be able to do that (suspend our treaty obligations) on February 2, ' Thompson told Reuters. The U.S says it will start the six-month process of leaving the INF pact from February 2. Read More »

Media sheds light on 'secret' informal talks between Putin, Trump at G20

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Aside from Mrs. Trump, Putin's translator was reportedly at the private meeting but no one from the POTUS' staff was around to record the conversation. The US president has on numerous occasions stressed that it would be great to have good relations with Russian Federation, and blasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the alleged Trump campaign-Kremlin collusion, calling it a "witch hunt". Read More »

It is so cold in Chicago they’re lighting railroad tracks on fire

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A brutal cold wave brought temperatures lower than Antarctica to the American Midwest on Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and businesses and raising hypothermia fears for homeless residents. 30, 2019. The wind blows snow over the subway tracks on January 30, 2019 in NY. A wind chill of -25°F (-32°C) can freeze skin within 15 minutes, according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

Matt Bevin Says Schools Closing For Cold Means ‘We’re Getting Soft’

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Roker had just reported that areas like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Thursday will have wind chills of 22 degrees below zero, New York City 13 below zero, Chicago 44 below zero, and Louisville, Kentucky minus 6. "It's deep freeze!" Meiners said. I mean, what happened to America? " We're getting soft ...we're getting soft". I mean, there's no ice going with it, or any snow. Read More »