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World News Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show,' senator says
Author: 0 Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show,' senator says

The president has a fasting blood glucose of 89, which is normal, and no sign of diabetes. Trump has said that he has never smoked or imbibed alcohol, which Jackson said has contributed to the president's good health. He asked Nielsen if she recalled the President saying during the White House meeting that he wanted $20 billion in funding and he would have the border wall built in a year.

World News Arizona unemployment rises to 4.5 percent in December
Author: 0 Arizona unemployment rises to 4.5 percent in December

Since 2011, 391,300 net new private sector jobs have been created in Tennessee. "As we enter 2018, we continue to make progress on ending Minnesota's economic disparities, and all economic indicators point to continued growth in the state's labor market.

World News Immigration Tensions Roil Congress as Shutdown Looms
Author: 0 Immigration Tensions Roil Congress as Shutdown Looms

This is a fast-developing story, so stay tuned, but a bloc of Senate Democrats has shifted towards a more aggressive stance on including an immigration provision in the government funding bill, increasing the possibility that the party will block any measure that does not create some kind of program along the lines of former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals .

Author: 0 Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal

In light of the fact that President Trump did not specify which African countries he considers "sh**hole countries", this letter is to request and require you, for and on behalf of the people of Kenya, to explain what criteria he uses to categorise particular countries as such.

World News The Newest: Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings
Author: 0 The Newest: Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings

Breaking news and video. He is now accused of killing seven other people, who were also fatally shot in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Sgt Jonathan Howard, a Phoenix police spokesman, said: "It should appal every one of us in the room that he managed to kill nine people period, let alone in such a short period of three weeks".

World News Winter storm underway for much of the region
Author: 0 Winter storm underway for much of the region

Overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, light snow is expected in the Mid-Atlantic; 1-3 inches of snow is likely. A mid-week storm is also on the horizon. Watch for snow removal equipment. Areas of Nashville and Memphis have been coated in snow. This impact travel over the passes in the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains, and in southern Modoc County tonight and Friday.

World News Weather Report 16-17 Jan: *Second Warning issued
Author: 0 Weather Report 16-17 Jan: *Second Warning issued

Last night traffic bosses closed parts of the motorway in both directions last night due to heavy snow showers - with cars tailing back for six miles in some places. "Drifting may occur on cross-Pennine routes in the strong to gale force winds". "An area of low pressure will also bring cold Polar air and the risk of further snow to Dumfries and Galloway where the impact is likely to be greatest".

World News WH directs Bannon to avoid answering Hill queries in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 WH directs Bannon to avoid answering Hill queries in Russian Federation probe

Steve Bannon reportedly let it slip during a that he'd had conversations with Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and legal spokesman Mark Corallo about Donald Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with Russians . The person did not believe Bannon had hired a counsel for that yet. Committee members said they will bring Bannon back as early as Thursday for more questioning under a subpoena they issued Tuesday.

World News Donald Trump's physician says he's
Author: 0 Donald Trump's physician says he's "very healthy" but could lose 10-15lbs

Ex-Obama administration officials stood up for White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as he took heat over the results of President Donald Trump's physical. "You know who I miss?" He said he had impressed medical staff with his recent performance on a treadmill, regular workouts or not. Durbin says he wants Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to let the Senate debate the immigration measure this week as lawmakers try figuring out by Friday how to avoid a government shutdown.

World News 7 new stats that blow up leftist narratives on abortion
Author: 0 7 new stats that blow up leftist narratives on abortion

That number grows to nearly two-thirds (64 percent) for abortions sought in the cases of unborn children with genetic issues like Down syndrome. A sizable majority of Americans - even those who self-identify as "pro-choice" - support restrictions on abortion, according to a new study of Americans' Opinions on Abortion.

Author: 0 Confusion Reigns As GOP Scrambles To Avert A Government Shutdown

US President Donald Trump on Monday alleged that the opposition Democrats are blocking a deal on immigration and that their rigid stand shows they do not want to help the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) policy.

World News New Zealand PM expecting first child
Author: 0 New Zealand PM expecting first child

I'll be PM & a mum while Clarke will be "first man of fishing" & stay at home dad. The Australian Prime Minister called Ardern shortly after the news broke. The charismatic leader enjoyed a meteoric rise previous year, winning office just months after taking the helm of the centre-left Labour Party. "As is the case when I am overseas, Mr Peters will act as Prime Minister, working with my office while staying in touch with me".

World News US Senate Advances Bill to Renew NSA's Internet Surveillance Programme
Author: 0 US Senate Advances Bill to Renew NSA's Internet Surveillance Programme

Despite fierce opposition from a bipartisan group of privacy-minded lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the U.S. government will continue to have the authority to "incidentally" sweep up Americans' communications. Unfortunately, the Senate is preparing to vote this week on a bill that would re-authorize Section 702 in a way that ignores the vigorous debates and concerns raised over the last five years.

World News Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack
Author: 0 Senators who didn't recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

He also takes a low-dose aspirin for heart health. When Graham and other congressional leaders met with Trump again to offer a possible compromise deal last Thursday, Trump was upset about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa, which he reportedly called " shithole countries ".

World News Russia Wont Support US Attempts to 'Fix' Iran Nuclear Deal, FM Says
Author: 0 Russia Wont Support US Attempts to 'Fix' Iran Nuclear Deal, FM Says

According to a law that requires the Iranian administration to safeguard the nation's achievements and nuclear rights, the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has a duty to monitor "the proper implementation" of the JCPOA, and is required to submit a report on the issue to the presiding board of the parliament every six months.

World News White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'
Author: 0 White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'

Jackson said the president could stand to lose 10 to 15 pounds. U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

World News Two weather warnings issued for Galway
Author: 0 Two weather warnings issued for Galway

Drifting may occur on cross-Pennine routes in the strong to gale force winds". There is an increased risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of the high seas, strong winds and the low pressure. "Tonight, wintry showers will continue in many areas especially in Ulster and on hills and mountains". Day time temperatures will range from around 7 to 11 degrees.

World News Europe Storm Kills at Least 6, Halts Travel for Millions
Author: 0 Europe Storm Kills at Least 6, Halts Travel for Millions

A storm capable of ripping the roofs right off buildings, dubbed Friederike, has caused major chaos in at least three countries, including Germany , Belgium and the Netherlands . More than 300 flights were canceled at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport . The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a Code Red, the most severe weather warning, for large parts of the country and said wind gusts reached 140km/h in the southern port of Hoek of Holland.

World News Motorists warned to stay alert despite weather warning being lowered again
Author: 0 Motorists warned to stay alert despite weather warning being lowered again

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: "Firstly, I apologise to road users who were stuck on the M74 last night". "The length of time, the cold and the uncertainty of when it would start again was the worst part". Almost 30 schools and nurseries were closed in South Lanarkshire and there are also a number of schools shut in East Ayrshire, Stirling, Falkirk and Perth and Kinross.

World News Trump tweets support for GOP Pa. House candidate
Author: 0 Trump tweets support for GOP Pa. House candidate

Trump said Rick Saccone "is a great guy" and that "We need more Republicans to continue our already successful agenda!" But the tweet could put the White House and the Republican National Committee (RNC) in a tricky spot ahead of the visit as the source of funding for the trip becomes an issue.

World News Republicans are trying to save DACA; Democrats need to act
Author: 0 Republicans are trying to save DACA; Democrats need to act

McConnell's deputy in the Senate leadership is John Cornyn of Texas. "As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels". Trump drew worldwide condemnation after reports emerged that he had questioned the value of taking immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean nation of Haiti during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers at the White House last Thursday, referring to them as "shithole" countries.

World News Wolf recaptured after escape from British sanctuary
Author: 0 Wolf recaptured after escape from British sanctuary

Officers were seen near Beenham School, checking children were getting in safely. Police have warned residents and children not to go outside or approach the animal if they spot it as the wolf could be unsafe. Sian Champkin, whose husband works at Elstree School in Woolhampton, said students were being told not to go outside. "We have sight of the wolf and are working with the staff at the sanctuary to detain it".

World News India announces $350 mn solar development fund
Author: 0 India announces $350 mn solar development fund

Released during the eighth session of the IRENA Assembly, the study provides a comprehensive overview of the trends of all forms of renewable power technologies based on the latest available data regarding cost and prices established at auctions for power generation contracts.

World News Marijuana Banking Bill Receives Support From 19 State Attorneys General
Author: 0 Marijuana Banking Bill Receives Support From 19 State Attorneys General

She remained largely silent on the philosophical issue of legalizing marijuana during the 2016 campaign, but warned voters about flaws in the citizens' initiative, such as one that removed juvenile marijuana possession penalties from state law, and its failure to address issues such as drugged driving, taxation or testing.

World News Kate's blossoming baby bump is on full display in her tracksuit
Author: 0 Kate's blossoming baby bump is on full display in her tracksuit

The 36-year-old removed her famous diamond and sapphire engagement ring ahead of her visit to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, complying with its minimal jewellery policy. Kate Middleton visited pupils from Bond Primary School in London today for a tennis day. "I think it's a great sport. You can see the real family element the hospital brings at such a hard time".

World News Kelowna's Ursel to coach host team at Olympics
Author: 0 Kelowna's Ursel to coach host team at Olympics

At the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Winter Olympics , a joint North-South delegation marched under the Korean unification flag, although the two countries competed under their own national flags. While Murray acknowledged having the two countries come together at the Olympics is "great for the politics and world relations", she said she would have preferred "this had been done three to four years ago, when we started this journey".

Author: 0 Australia, Japan ramp up defence ties

Abe and Turnbull confirmed their commitment to realizing a rules-based maritime order amid their wariness about Beijing's expansionary ambitions in the East and South China seas and Indian Ocean. On Thursday evening he was expected to attend a special meeting of Japan's National Security Council. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (centre) talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of Bushmaster military vehicles at Narashino exercise field in Funabashi, east of Tokyo ...

World News United Nations envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute
Author: 0 United Nations envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute

There is no other way to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation until an acceptable solution on the name is found. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Macedonia to solve its 27-year-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the name of the former Yugoslav republic, and proceed with reforms if it wants to join the Western military alliance.

World News Auto made out of snow fools police officers
Author: 0 Auto made out of snow fools police officers

Simon Laprise made the snow-car, noting that he was just trying to fool the snow removal folks. Naturally, since this isn't a real vehicle, we're not entirely sure what it's a replica of, but we've included a photo of the real DMC-12 below for comparison's sake.