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World News Fractured US Republicans seek unity to avert shutdown
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The legislation funds the government through February 16 and includes language extending the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) for six years. "When we do these stopgap continuing resolutions they lock in last year's priorities, they don't provide additional funding for programs that need it", said Collins.

World News Blaming Democrats, Trump Says 'DACA Is Probably Dead'
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Graham, at the AEI event, also blasted sequestration and said the funding cuts have damaged the USA military more than any foreign adversary. Congress has been struggling for months to reach an agreement to fund the government, which is now operating on its third temporary funding extension since the 2018 fiscal year began on October 1.

World News Russian President Vladimir Putin dips into icy waters to mark Orthodox Epiphany
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Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger, about 400 km (250 miles) north of Moscow, dressed in a sheepskin coat and felt boots. In Orthodox tradition, water blessed by a priest during Epiphany week is considered holy and pure, and believers attribute healing powers to it. In Norilsk, a Siberian city beyond the Arctic Circle, local authorities on Thursday banned bathing "to avoid frostbite and emergency situations" as temperatures in some areas hit ...

World News Do more: United States reiterates demand for action against Hafiz Saeed
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The United States on Thursday reiterated its demand to Pakistan to prosecute Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. "Only when there is a case can there be action". He was also individually designated by the United Nations under UNSC R1267 in December 2008 following the November 2008 Mumbai attack in which 166 Indians and foreigners were killed.

World News Government Shutdown Looms Ahead of Trump's 1-Year Anniversary
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White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah issued a statement pushing to keep the government funded and didn't mention CHIP. Toledo Democratic Rep. Richard Durbin (D) of IL took to the White House last week - only to have the president squash it, using vulgar language that has appeared to have made a deal even harder.

World News Rand Paul says it's 'unfair' to call Trump racist
Author: 0 Rand Paul says it's 'unfair' to call Trump racist

The individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly. Trump addressed the issue briefly Sunday as he arrived for dinner at his Florida golf club. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Cory Gardner, D-Colo. Trump has denied using the phrase to describe the countries.

World News Battersea Power Station Stake Sold as Part of $2.2 Billion Deal
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The Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) is in the middle of a five-year project to transform the Grade II listed building into 250 apartments, along with retail and leisure units and office space, which will be partly used for Apple's United Kingdom headquarters.

World News Czech cabinet resigns after losing confidence vote
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Czech President Milos Zeman, who is tasked with appointing prime ministers, has said he is willing to give Babis a second chance. Only lawmakers from the Ano party voted for the government, despite support from Mr. That demand mainly sprouted from fraud allegations against Babis . Babis , the second richest man in the Czech Republic , has denied any wrongdoing, saying the investigation is a ploy to try to get him to leave politics.

World News Head of N. Korea's most popular girl band to visit S. Korea
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Still, that plan, proposed by politicians, has met pushback on behalf of athletes from the No. 22-ranked South Korea team's Canadian coach, and its first Olympic opponent, Switzerland. US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un have also conducted an increasingly bitter feud, with the US leader dubbing Mr Kim "Rocket Man" and both boasting about their nuclear capabilities.

World News K-pop stars carry Jonghyun's coffin
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A private funeral service was held on Thursday . Hundreds of fans attended the service to pay tribute on Thursday. "That this is enough". While reporting his death, NBC aired file footage of another popular K pop band as they discussed the news.

World News May to welcome Macron to United Kingdom, discuss immigration
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However, Brexit loomed over the summit with Mr Macron saying he regretted the British decision to leave, even if he respected the will of the British people. In a significant gesture, May offered 44 and a half million pounds, roughly 62 million USA dollars, to speed up the processing of migrants in Calais and boost border security.

World News Nations to consider more N.Korea sanctions, United States warns on military option
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North Korea is preparing a lavish display of its military strength in a parade on the eve of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, despite a rare sporting detente with Seoul, it was reported today. Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday warned that U.S. military action against North Korea would mean catastrophic military and civilian casualties.

World News AAP MLA's office of profit case
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The 20 MLAs under the scanner were appointed by the party in March 2015 as parliamentary secretaries to its ministers. The EC, however, said that the disqualification is sub-judice, and it will not comment on what recommendation has been given to the President.

World News Trump's Plan Has Always Been To Deport The Dreamers Then Blame Democrats
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This cleanup attempt seems like a singularly dumb way to try to move on. "I'm telling you he did not use that word, George, " Perdue said, accusing Durbin of a "gross misrepresentation, " adding that "it's not the first time Senator Durbin has done it, and it is not productive to solving the problem we're having".

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Author: 0 "Winter storm expected to drop 5-10" snow by 3 pm Wednesday

Light snow will be possible areawide, with accumulations of less than 1 inch expected. The metro area could see an accumulation of snow up to 2 inches. North wind 8 to 13 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 18 miles per hour. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 3 to 6 miles per hour.

Author: 0 President Trump's Medical Exam Is Spawning a Conspiracy Movement of 'Girther' Naysayers

Tom Cotton and David Perdue and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to cover for Trump's racist outburst, and in the fawning public performances by White House officials Stephen Miller and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Jackson said he'd ruled out a list of possible causes, and that dry mouth caused by the over-the-counter decongestant Sudafed was likely to blame. White House physician Dr.

Author: 0 Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'

It was reported he then suggested the USA bring in more people from countries like Norway. How do we know he said it - or something close? The above represents merely a fraction of the near weekly, sometimes daily, shocks to the system in which the occupants of the White House remind us they are not playing by the rules.

World News DACA Is 'Probably Dead' ... and I'm Not a Racist
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Democrats have done their best, and if Trump wants to trigger a government shutdown as a way to get his wall paid for, that's his problem. The program includes about 800,000 immigrant children. Trump is being accused of referring to some nations as " shithole countries". The talks have been complicated by the firestorm over the reported vulgar remarks made by Trump at Thursday's meeting with lawmakers to discuss DACA.

World News United States puts Taliban on the run
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Pence is traveling with staff and security. The US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition and Afghan troops are still battling the Taliban and al-Qaeda, but are now also fighting ISIS, where a regional affiliate of the terrorist group known as ISIS-K has established a foothold in recent years.

World News Trump says he's no racist, opens DACA door
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He tweeted earlier on January 14 that the existing program would "probably" be discontinued. During a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers last week, Trump had expressed frustration over some participants pushing for immigrants from certain " shithole " countries.

World News Gallup Poll: US Leadership Rating Plunges Under Trump
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Gallup noted a recent study by Dartmouth and Australian National University that found that "public opinion about United States foreign policy in foreign countries does affect their policies [toward] the USA". On key issues, a plurality of voters applauded Trump's handling of the economy, but majorities disapproved of the way he handled taxes, immigration and foreign policy.

World News Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term
Author: 0 Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term

President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week , despite the doctor's determination that such testing wasn't necessary. A senior White House official said Trump does not believe he has an ally on this issue in Graham, a Republican who has long tried to partner with Democrats on immigration legislation.

World News Division, segregation a threat to humanity, pope tells indigenous people
Author: 0 Division, segregation a threat to humanity, pope tells indigenous people

Indigenous communities of south-central Chile have long accused the state and private companies of taking their ancestral land, stripping it of natural resources and using heavy-handed enforcement against their communities. The Argentine pontiff's visit to largely Roman Catholic Peru and Chile has also been about highlighting indigenous peoples' plight and restoring the Church's credibility after sex abuse allegations.

World News Gayle fails to fire, in doubt for 2nd ODI
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Any fan at a New Zealand limited overs match this summer that catches a six one-handed is rewarded with £26,000 (NZ$50,000) in prize money. There were with the ball too, as he made an immediate impact by dismissing dangerman Chris Gayle first ball.

World News Iran, Turkey, Russia talk to finalize 3 important documents
Author: 0 Iran, Turkey, Russia talk to finalize 3 important documents

The Astana talks have run in parallel to the negotiations taking place in Geneva with the backing of the United Nations , but neither set of talks have borne much fruit. A fragile ceasefire brokered at the end of previous year by Moscow and Ankara has been bolstered somewhat by the negotiations in Astana . "We don't want to take a quick decision", he said.

World News North Korea to send orchestra to South Korea
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In a commentary published on Tuesday, North Korea's ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun reportedly hit back at Mr Trump , describing his comments as the "spasm of lunatic". "Leaving it late, and correctly guessing that Seoul would be receptive to North Korean participation, also leaves less time for opposition to the plan to develop".