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World News Dow Jones Blows by 26K
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. Against the euro , the dollar is valued at $1.2226 compared to last Friday's $1.2264. Many finance pros believe bitcoin is in a speculative bubble that could burst any time.

World News Gay couple receive homophobic wedding programs back from online printer
Author: 0 Gay couple receive homophobic wedding programs back from online printer

Heasley and Mr. Borg were horrified to see these offensive pamphlets, which were clearly sent to intimidate, threaten and harass Plaintiffs because they are gay men", the lawsuit states. The suit comes a month after the US Supreme Court heard a case about a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

World News Grandson of Kansas State coach Bill Snyder dies
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His father, Sean Snyder, is Kansas State's special teams coach. Riley County police confirmed that there had been a death but declined to give any further information. Kansas State Athletics Director Gene Taylor said in a statement that "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Snyder family during this very hard time".

Author: 0 Troopers, road and utility crews busy with storm

Officials have blamed the storm for seven deaths , but three people also died in cold weather after snow and ice blanketed the South. Temperatures will be in the upper teens in northern regions and in the low to mid 20s for Horry County with biting wind chill values.

World News Trump administration announces new 'civil rights' division to allow LGBT discrimination
Author: 0 Trump administration announces new 'civil rights' division to allow LGBT discrimination

In anticipation of Thursday's announcement , medical organizations and women's and LGBT rights groups expressed concern that the policy would hurt vulnerable populations and create an unequal system of health care. "Trump, Pence, and Trump's appointees have tried time and again to establish blatantly bigoted policies that harm transgender and gender non-conforming Americans, and history will neither forget nor forgive this Administration's attacks on its own people".

World News Russian Athletes Withdraw From Competition When Drug Testers Arrive
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They have criticised the IOC's failure to so far establish precise criteria as a "missed opportunity that has undermined the rights of clean athletes". Similar to the process used by athletics' world governing body the IAAF for the last two years, these criteria would require Russia's winter sports athletes to show a minimum of 12 months' results from a WADA-compliant testing programme, which rules out Russia's own suspended anti-doping agency, and have no connection to the scandals already ...

Author: 0 Storm kills three in the Netherlands, one in Germany

Dpa says the storm led to 18 flight cancelations at Duesseldorf Airport. All flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport were cancelled and nationwide, trains, trams and buses were halted after the highest weather alert was issued for large parts of the country.

World News Zainab murder case: CM Shehbaz presides over meeting in Kasur
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Sources said Umar's polygraph test has been taken but the report has not been received yet. Around 15 people arrested in connection with the case have not provided the police with any information that could lead to a breakthrough in the case, the sources said, adding that search operations were being carried out in different areas on a daily basis.

World News White House chief of staff: Durbin-Graham bill wasn't inclusive enough
Author: 0 White House chief of staff: Durbin-Graham bill wasn't inclusive enough

We should stop shutting this government down", Bennet said . On Twitter , Trump has been calling out his political opponents. Democrats and Republicans remain deeply divided on the DACA immigration debate, and Democrats are insisting the next government funding bill include money for DACA in order to snag any Democratic votes.

World News CMS Opens Door to State Medicaid Work Requirements
Author: 0 CMS Opens Door to State Medicaid Work Requirements

They are often referred to as the working poor and don't have health insurance at work or can't afford health insurance. "That is unusual to say, it doesn't help people's health get better", Velshi replied. MSNBC "Live" host Ali Velshi was perplexed by claims from Kentucky's far-right governor that Medicaid expansion of health insurance coverage was negatively impacting health outcomes.

World News Lucknow: Class 1 student stabbed in school premises
Author: 0 Lucknow: Class 1 student stabbed in school premises

She will be presented before Juvenile Justice Board. The seven-year-old boy was allegedly attacked by a senior girl student. Local media reports stated that the horrifying episode happened on Tuesday, 16 January, at the Brightland Inter College School when the girl student allegedly called the victim, saying a teacher had asked for him.

World News Love is in the Air! Pope marries airline employees mid-flight
Author: 0 Love is in the Air! Pope marries airline employees mid-flight

The Vatican's top representative married the couple made up of Paula Podest Ruíz and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriaga, both crewmembers of the airline Latam, which brought Francisco to this city. Below, their marriage certificate drawn up by cardinals who accompanied the Pope on his flight. The document was signed by Pope Francis, the couple and the witness.

World News House panel wants documents from Bannon
Author: 0 House panel wants documents from Bannon

Bannon was an integral part of the Trump campaign during the general election and went on to be a key figure in the White House until he was sacked in August. "So while we were able to ask and answer a lot of different kinds of questions, there were an terrible lot of questions we weren't able to answer based on this very novel theory of executive privilege ", Himes said on CNN .

World News NIA chargesheets Kashmiri separatists, Hafiz Sayeed for terror funding
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The NIA filed the 1,279-page chargesheet before a designated court in New Delhi and sought permission to continue its probe, PTI reported. Asked why the chargesheet did not mention names of any Pakistan embassy official, an NIA official privy to the investigation told IANS: "We have enough oral, circumstantial evidences and the testimony of several witnesses against several Pakistani embassy officials".

World News Bannon's refusal to answer leads to subpoena
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Bannon, a champion of Trump's "America First" agenda, was among the Republican's closest aides during the 2016 election campaign, the presidential transition and during his first months in office. But she did not say whether the White House directed Bannon not to answer certain questions. The House Intelligence Committee is looking into any possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and is one of several groups investigating the matter.

World News Sudden hope for Carillion's 8500 private sector staff
Author: 0 Sudden hope for Carillion's 8500 private sector staff

The union Unite said that, following a meeting with staff on Monday, members were "instructed to go home" when they came to work. Toby Lewis, chief executive of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust - which is building the hospital - said the facility was "two-thirds built" and that the provider was working to "resolve any uncertain" around the issue in the next few days.

World News NH firefighters head to California to help with wildfires
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In some mountaintop canyons, gusts could reach 60 miles per hour. More than 1,000 homes and other structures were destroyed and well over 100,000 people were forced to flee their dwellings at the height of the fire storm, but abandoned communities were gradually reopened to residents this week.

World News OH deputy shoots, kills teen defendant in courtroom during altercation
Author: 0 OH deputy shoots, kills teen defendant in courtroom during altercation

The shooting occurred in a juvenile court in Columbus just before 1 p.m., said Chief Deputy Rick Minerd of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. The deputy, who has not been identified, sustained bruises and cuts consistent with someone who'd been in a hand-to-hand confrontation, Keith Ferrell, executive vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge that represents Franklin County deputies, said Thursday.

World News White House appears to confirm Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comments
Author: 0 White House appears to confirm Donald Trump 's***hole countries' comments

Upon repeated questioning about the specific wording from Democrats, Nielsen grew frustrated when Sen. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the six senators in the meeting with Trump on Thursday, supported Durbin's account. Former president Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, expires in March and the Trump administration has said it will not renew it.

World News Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open
Author: 0 Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open

As many as 2 million dreamers - undocumented immigrants - brought to this country as children, including 800,000 DACA recipients, are possibly close to legalizing their status under a bipartisan deal reportedly reached to avoid a federal government shutdown.

World News Can Democrats force a litmus test on DACA?
Author: 0 Can Democrats force a litmus test on DACA?

Parts of the government will shut down if Congress can not pass a spending bill by the end of Friday. Democrats want the bill to include protections for immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children. Flake also said he believes support for the measure will grow. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there's "very, very strong" sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government's doors open, comments that ...

World News Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated
Author: 0 Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

The latest evacuation took place in Santo Domingo due to threats of lahar and mud flows as a result of heavy rains overnight. Almost 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater amid warnings the eruption could become explosive.

World News London orchestra releases conductor from duties
Author: 0 London orchestra releases conductor from duties

Dutoit was nevertheless artistic director of the orchestra's summer festival for 20 years, and now holds the title of conductor laureate there. "I alerted the orchestra manager, who told me (too late...) that they usually advised women not to enter his dressing room unaccompanied, as there had been previous complaints", she wrote.

World News Dems Think They Have Upper Hand Politically in Govt Shutdown Fight
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Many of these young immigrants are working in the U.S as teachers, first responders, and military personnel, Booker said , "and I'm not going to leave them behind". Democrats want the spending bill to include protects for "Dreamers" - mostly Hispanic young adults brought to the United States illegally when they were children.

Author: 0 To avert a shutdown, GOP must first figure out where Trump stands

Later, the White House expressed support for the one-month spending bill scheduled for a House vote Thursday, and congressional liaison Marc Short said he was optimistic that it would pass. Sen. Ron Wyden of OR, the senior Democrat on the Finance Committee, said that extending the program for 10 years would save $6 billion, according to the budget office.

World News NYPD arrests 2 in connection with hit-and-run of officer in Times Square
Author: 0 NYPD arrests 2 in connection with hit-and-run of officer in Times Square

Police say the officer attempted to stop a vehicle which was driving recklessly, but the vehicle knocked the officer to the ground as it fled the scene. The NYPD's Regional Fugitive Task Force was able to track them down using security camera footage - but not the Mercedes. "They try to escape - and they use a vehicle as a weapon to do so".

World News Indian prime minister opens Delhi's Magenta Line
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The question must better be put to the DMRC and Urban Development Ministry", a Delhi government spokesperson told news agency IANS . Earlier in June, he had dedicated Kochi Metro to the nation and in November PM had inaugurated Hyderabad Metro.

World News The Trump Administration Just Blocked Haitians From Applying for Temporary Work Visas
Author: 0 The Trump Administration Just Blocked Haitians From Applying for Temporary Work Visas

Other countries with higher rates were already not on the list. The notice of which countries are eligible was to be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, but a copy was publicly posted online Wednesday per the usual process. Haiti had been included in that list since 2012, after a successful lobbying campaign by humanitarian groups and both Republican and Democratic lawmakers to make Haiti eligible for short-term worker visas that could help Haitians recover from the catastrophic ...

World News Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first
Author: 0 Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

It spotted the pair within two minutes and dropped an inflatable flotation device. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the rescue proved the trial had paid off. "The Little Ripper UAV certainly proved itself today it is an amazingly efficient piece of lifesaving equipment and a delight to fly", said Mr Sheridan, the 2017 state Lifeguard of the Year.