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World News Trump appointee resigns over racist, homophobic, & sexist remarks
Author: 0 Trump appointee resigns over racist, homophobic, & sexist remarks

Higbie declined a request for comment from The Hill. As CNCS says on its website, through its core programs-AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund-CNCS helps millions of individuals "meet local needs through a wide array of service opportunities in six priority areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families".

World News President Trump Says DACA Is 'Probably Dead' And Blames Democrats
Author: 0 President Trump Says DACA Is 'Probably Dead' And Blames Democrats

Trump is in the process of ending immigration protections for refugees, so deporting the Dreamers fits in with his plan. Congressional Democrats , hoping for a vote tsunami in midterm elections this fall, are being driven on by a raging anti-Trump grassroots voting base as they seek to shield almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.

World News Chelsea Close To Agreeing £22 Million Deal For Emerson Palmieri
Author: 0 Chelsea Close To Agreeing £22 Million Deal For Emerson Palmieri

Liverpool's need for a left-back may not be obvious, but manager Klopp could see fit to delve into the transfer market for a right-back amid concerns over the fitness of Nathaniel Clyne, who is struggling with an ongoing back problem. Roma full-back Emerson Palmieri is due to fly in to London this weekend to complete a £17.5m move to Chelsea as the Blues close-in on the Manchester United target, according to CalcioMercato .

World News Reps. Beyer, Wittman bill would protect federal workers' pay
Author: 0 Reps. Beyer, Wittman bill would protect federal workers' pay

I'll be honest. Two weeks ago, I thought the likelihood of a shutdown was remote. The potential shutdown drew frustration from New York-based members of Congress. "These shutdowns show we are now entering this era of uncertainty instability it calls to question the nature of our own political system". The shutdown cost the US economy at least $ 24 billion , according to the financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's.

World News Menendez to be retried, says Politico
Author: 0 Menendez to be retried, says Politico

Now, the Department of Justice wants a do-over. Prosecutors say he accepted more than $600,000 in political contributions, a luxurious hotel suite at the Park Hyatt in Paris, and free rides on a private jet from a wealthy ophthalmologist, Dr.

World News 58-year old Kentucky man charged with assaulting Sen. Rand Paul
Author: 0 58-year old Kentucky man charged with assaulting Sen. Rand Paul

Rene Boucher , 58, of Bowling Green has signed a plea agreement to one count of assaulting a member of congress resulting in personal injury, a felony. They say Boucher became annoyed by the incident and tackled Paul in the yard. Paul described the attack in a Fox News interview in December. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault in Warren County.

World News Las Vegas shooting: Police say gunman's girlfriend won't face charges
Author: 0 Las Vegas shooting: Police say gunman's girlfriend won't face charges

Officials in Las Vegas say the cremated remains of the gunman who carried out the worst mass shooting in modern United States history have been turned over to his brother. He did say that it was the case that the individual could be arrested . But Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo would not say Friday whether anyone would be charged with a crime.

World News GOP House Members Demand Release of Classified Wiretap Abuse Memo
Author: 0 GOP House Members Demand Release of Classified Wiretap Abuse Memo

Ryan, sources said , deferred to Nunes. Now, with Twitter as their battleground, several Republican lawmakers are making the case that the memo be released to the public. All members of Congress were briefed on the memo after the Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release it to lawmakers. "You think about, 'Is this happening in America or is this the KGB?' That's how alarming it is", Rep.

World News Accused torture dad was 'shower pervert' says sister-in-law
Author: 0 Accused torture dad was 'shower pervert' says sister-in-law

David Turpin , 57, and Louise Turpin , 49, of Perris, California , were charged with torture , false imprisonment, child abuse and several counts of abuse of a dependent adult. When asked about the number of counts and the nature of the charges, David Turpin's public defender David Macher said: "It's going to be a challenge".

World News 'Offensive & painful': Abuse victims slam pope over slander accusations
Author: 0 'Offensive & painful': Abuse victims slam pope over slander accusations

Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip. "The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, I'll speak", he added. Francis had defended the appointment before, calling the Osorno controversy " stupid " and the result of a campaign mounted by leftists. "It's all calumny", Francis said in defense of Barros.

World News I am not a racist, says Trump
Author: 0 I am not a racist, says Trump

Senator David Perdue said the reported slur was a "gross misrepresentation". "No No I'm not a racist". Asked to respond to people who think he's racist, Trump told reporters: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed ".

World News House approves short-term spending bill, Senate Democrats vow to block it
Author: 0 House approves short-term spending bill, Senate Democrats vow to block it

Conservatives and liberals alike have raised objections to passing another short-term spending bill, increasing the chances of a shutdown as lawmakers lurch toward the January 19 deadline. Senate Minority Leader, Sen. A small handful of Democrats have promised to vote in favor of a shutdown if the upcoming funding bill does not provide a solution for DACA recipients, and Tuesday's bid - now with CHIP funding - is a blatant effort to get Democrats to vote for the bill.

World News Real Madrid beat sprited Leganes
Author: 0 Real Madrid beat sprited Leganes

Champagne was called into action for the first time on 66 minutes when he made a routine save from Asensio, whose long-range strike took a touch on its way through to the keeper. "In a Copa tie you always have to give it everything; we are away, so we want to score and not concede goals", stated Zidane. Real host Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday before the Copa return leg at home to Leganes , and meet Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League next month.

Author: 0 Trump upends Republican strategy to avoid Friday government shutdown

Already, there are signs the bill would not get the support of a majority of the House. "If this bill passes, there'll be no incentive to negotiate and we'll be right back here in a month with the same problems at our feet", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y.

World News Boris Johnson proposes 22-mile bridge between United Kingdom and France
Author: 0 Boris Johnson proposes 22-mile bridge between United Kingdom and France

Sky News reports Boris said: "We need a new fixed link between the United Kingdom and France". It is not the first time that Johnson has raised the idea of a major infrastructure project. The Foreign Secretary was quoted as saying: "If you wanted to show your commitment to Europe, is it not time for us to have further and better economic integration with a road tunnel?" "It became bigger and bigger and bigger as the ice melted until it separated Britain from France".

World News United Kingdom retail sales fall in December
Author: 0 United Kingdom retail sales fall in December

Friday's data pushed the pound down against the dollar and British government bond prices hit a session high. This has been the weakest annual growth rate since 2013. Non-store retailing accounts for retailers trading online that do not have a physical store presence. Discount supermarkets saw strong growth. Data from the Office for National Statistics showed average weekly spending by United Kingdom households rose to £554.20 in the year ending March 31 2017, up from £533 the previous year.

World News Parents who tortured children were 'depraved'
Author: 0 Parents who tortured children were 'depraved'

The couple was charged with 12 counts of torture , 12 counts of false imprisonment, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult and six counts of child abuse , according to the AP . Police found the children chained to furniture and severely malnourished . "The 29-year-old female victim weighs 82 pounds", he said. Several of the victims have nerve damage due to extreme and prolonged physical abuse.

Author: 0 Duckworth: 'No such thing as a surgical strike' in North Korea

Pyongyang nominated Hyon to head a seven-member advance team to inspect venues for proposed art performances in Seoul and the eastern city of Gangneung in connection with the Olympics, the South's Unification Ministry said. The need for an iron-clad alliance will ensure the latest sanctions against North Korea "will be made to work" and those sanctions are beginning to be felt, she said.

World News Trump, this 'shithole' continent pioneered coronary heart swaps and extra
Author: 0 Trump, this 'shithole' continent pioneered coronary heart swaps and extra

Its Department of International Relations and Cooperation said international reaction to the Trump remarks served as a united affirmation of the dignity of the people of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Zimbabwean government said it joined fellow African countries and others in rejecting "this unfortunate characterization of our peoples and countries".

World News Scotland braced for more snow disruption
Author: 0 Scotland braced for more snow disruption

Drivers are being warned to expect more travel delays across the region, along with the risk of becoming stranded in vehicles. A yellow weather warning has been in place for much of the country since Thursday, but the new amber warning affects Glasgow , Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, West Lothian, the Scottish Borders and Falkirk.

World News Shah Rukh Khan goes smokey-eyed for Dabboo Ratnani's calendar
Author: 0 Shah Rukh Khan goes smokey-eyed for Dabboo Ratnani's calendar

Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani is nearly all set to show his annual calendar, featuring all your favourite celebrities. This year as well everyone from Amitabh Bachchan , Shah Rukh Khan , Alia Bhatt , Sidharth Malhotra, Tiger Shroff , Parineeti Chopra to Arjun Rampal, Hrithik Roshan , Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor and many more will be seen featuring in the renowned calendar.

World News Israel PM shares special selfie with Bollywood stars
Author: 0 Israel PM shares special selfie with Bollywood stars

Former Pakistani Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi told Arab News: "Cordial relations between India and Israel will ultimately impact the whole region negatively". Israel wants to build partnership with you. "I am very competitive about Israel's competitiveness and we want to be among the top ten", Netanyahu said .

World News Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile
Author: 0 Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile

Ethiopia started the project of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in April 2011 when Egypt was suffering turmoil following an uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak . The $4 billion dam is being constructed on the Blue Nile with a capacity of 74 billion cubic meters and is expected to generate up to 6,000 megawatts of power.

World News US House appoves short-term spending bill, avoid shutdown
Author: 0 US House appoves short-term spending bill, avoid shutdown

In order to convince Democratic lawmakers to back their budget bill, Republicans are offering a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program ( Chip ), which benefits lower-income families. He called the latest short term bill " a proverbial crap sandwich ", but said at this juncture he supported it. If Democrats vote against it, they'll also be voting against a program that provides low-income children with health insurance - a troubling vote, especially for the vulnerable ...

Author: 0 President Trump denies making 's---hole' comments, says he's 'not a racist'

Despite news reports and accounts from elected officials inside the room, the president pointed to two senators - Tom Cotton and David Perdue, both Republicans, who were also present - who maintained he hadn't slurred Haiti and Africa. During the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Durbin noted that Nielsen arrived late to the January 11 meeting. "I don't know how this movie ends", Graham admitted.

World News Trump set to leave DC before deadline
Author: 0 Trump set to leave DC before deadline

Senate Majority McConnell urged his colleagues Tuesday afternoon to pass a short-term funding bill and continue discussions on how to proceed with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program. Trump past year ended the program protecting them from deportation, but gave Congress until March 5 to weigh in on the issue. McConnell is citing a quote from 2013 in which Schumer said making demands for an immigration overhaul as a condition of keeping the government open would ...

World News North, South Korea to march together in Olympics opening ceremony
Author: 0 North, South Korea to march together in Olympics opening ceremony

But U.S. President praised the actions of Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying Beijing is "doing a lot" to help rein in Pyongyang, but also saying China could do more . United Nations has placed sanctions on North Korea in order to force Pyongyang to give up its missile and nuclear technologies. The lead singer of a hugely popular North Korean girl band is visiting South Korea this weekend as part of preparations for a trip by an art troupe that she also leads during next month's ...

World News Austinites weigh in on being a finalist for Amazon headquarters
Author: 0 Austinites weigh in on being a finalist for Amazon headquarters

Toronto was the only Canadian city to make the list, alongside 19 mainly megatropolis-type USA cities like Los Angeles , New York and Philadelphia . Trump has not only targeted Amazon over its taxes but has also made keeping jobs in the US a major administration priority. Some are excited about new jobs and the money it could bring to improve things in the city, while others worry about traffic and housing problems.

World News Switzerland bans boiling live lobsters, while scientist says they don't feel pain
Author: 0 Switzerland bans boiling live lobsters, while scientist says they don't feel pain

However, scientists are increasingly agreeing with animal rights advocates that crustaceans' nervous systems are sophisticated and complex enough for them to feel enormous pain when boiled alive. In experiments, hermit crabs were quick to abandon a shell if it was exposed to a large electric shock. We will never know how the lobster feels, which is why the Lobster Institute focuses on ways to cook lobster so that "it minimizes our own trauma", said Bayer.