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Prototypes for Trump's US-Mexico border wall

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week, the president said " the wall's never meant to be 2,100 miles long. you don't need a wall where you have a natural barrier that's far greater than any wall you could build". The DACA bill would give 690,000 young illegal immigrants a chance at permanent legal status. Some Democrats who met with Trump aide John Kelly on Wednesday say Kelly told them there are parts of the border where a wall isn't needed and that Trump ... Read More »

Local Republicans approve House measure preventing govt shutdown


We could say, "We're shutting down the government, we're not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigration reform.' It would be governmental chaos". The White House said Friday that Trump will not head to Florida unless a funding bill passes. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said leaders are refusing to attach items such as funding to fully finance a 2.4 percent pay raise for the military. Read More »

Could you pass the cognitive test taken by Trump?


Trump's bellicose approach has enamored him to supporters who buy into the rhetoric from the president that the USA has lost respect and needs to get tough to regain its prestige amongst the nations of the world. Jackson said Trump has avoided some big heart risks - he's never smoked and isn't diabetic - and has no family history of heart problems. It raises suspicions about the speaker. Read More »

Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who told the truth. Trump said on Sunday: "I'm not a racist". Some say Trump did not use the word. Leahy moved on to Trump's wish for more Norwegian immigrants . "I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting". Trump announced in September he was scrapping the program, but with a six-month lag - meaning those covered by DACA would be subject to deportation starting March. Read More »

Drone saves swimmers in 'world-first rescue'


The rescue follows the local government's December 2017 announcement that it would invest the equivalent of about $340,000 United States dollars in drone technology for rescue purposes. "This is a world-first rescue", Barilaro said. The drones can spot potential emergencies from 60 meters above water and move at speeds reaching 50 kilometers per hour (31 mph), according to Surf Life Saving rescue organization which is testing the drones. Read More »

"Total Game Changer"- Indy in Top 20 for Amazon HQ


The location of the new city is not just of interest in terms of a major business relocating, the selected city will benefit in many ways. During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Mike Rosa, Sr. Sandy Baruah, President of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce also said that needs to change. "We're number one. That's growing fast, very fast". Read More »

US House appoves short-term spending bill, avoid shutdown


Arriving at the Pentagon for a visit, Trump told reporters the government "could very well" shut down Friday. The last USA shutdown occurred in 2013 and lasted for 16 days. He said he would support a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for a few days, but that a longer term one - like the one in the House-passed proposal - he would have a hard time supporting. Read More »

Everything we know so far about the "deliberate" auto attack in Melbourne


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a vehicle attack that injured 19 people at an intersection in downtown Melbourne on Thursday a "shocking crime", that was nonetheless only an "isolated incident". Police now believe the crash was deliberate but said it's too early to speculate on the motivations of the driver . A second man, who used a cellphone to record the incident, was also arrestedat the scene Thursday. Read More »

White House doctor: Stop 'tabloid psychiatry' on Trump


The South Carolina Republican says White House chief of staff John Kelly is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff". She says "others in the room were also using tough language". "If something should happen to you over the next few months and you should fall ill at some point, most likely I will be the one called to come take care of you", he said. Read More »

New blood test detects eight common cancers


The accuracy range was better - 69 percent to 98 percent - when it came to five cancers that now have no widely used screening test, the scientists reported in a new study. What's unclear, however, is whether CancerSEEK is able to detect undiagnosed cancers, Rosenfeld adds. How can a simple blood test detect signs of cancer? Earlier proteins released from the tumors were the targets for the tests. Read More »

Congressional spending battle ensnares CHIP funding

All but six of the chamber's 193 Democrats voted no. Joe Manchin said earlier this week. The House passed the measure known as a continuing resolution (CR) Thursday night. A growing number of Republicans came out in the past two days against the GOP spending measure, putting the bill in jeopardy in the Senate and giving Democrats confidence that they can push their position. Read More »

US Resumes Accepting DACA Renewals


The African Union, a group representing the continent's 55 countries, issued a blistering statement saying the Trump had dishonored USA values. President Trump on Sunday tweeted that DACA was " probably dead " and he blamed the democrats . Read More »

Amazon eliminates Orlando as contender for 2nd headquarters


These are the final cities which were selected from 238 communities that submitted nominations. Gerber said the city is seeking additional job growth on Mare Island, along with nurturing several current projects in Vallejo. In its detailed request for proposals , Amazon said that its presence in Seattle had contributed roughly $38 billion to the city's economy over six years. Read More »

DACA Row: I am not a racist says, President Trump


President Donald Trump may want Americans to think that Democrats are the ones holding up an immigration deal to protect DACA beneficiaries - but Republican partisanship is the real culprit. An immigration reform activist is optimistic that Congress can come up with a compromise bill on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) that will enhance border enforcement. Read More »

Trump will stay in Washington until spending bill passed, reports say


President Trump and Republicans indicated that they support codifying DACA - the program protecting young immigrants who were brought illegally as children - yet they somewhat bizarrely attempted to use the consensus program as though it were a concession to Democrats in exchange for border security and wall funding. Read More »

Here's How A Government Shutdown Would Impact Military Pay And Benefits


Rather than come to an agreement on 12 separate spending bills by October 1, Congress has already kicked the can down the road three times by passing short-term spending bills that funded the government until December 8, Dec. Thousands work in Hampton Roads, including government contractors who work for companies like Newport News Shipbuilding. Employees being placed on furlough is also a less-common occurrence, with only seven of the 18 shutdowns resulting in furlough. Read More »

White House supports short-term spending bill to avoid shutdown


They might remind people of their ancestors, many of whom believed doing for one's self was to be preferred over dependence on government, unless one was truly needy, through no fault of their own. The Trump administration recently ended temporary protected status for tens of thousands of immigrants with long ties to the USA from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua. Read More »

US Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown


But even as both sides traded barbs, there was a lot of frustration among Republicans over the budget process, which has become stuck in neutral on a regular basis. The Republicans are including CHIP in the continuing resolution, "and we all want to reauthorize the CHIP program to prevent 9 million children from losing their health insurance", Hoyer said. Read More »

US Congress set to vote on funding bill to avoid government shutdown


Just 11 Republicans, mostly conservatives and a pair of moderate Hispanic lawmakers, opposed the measure. Six Democrats voted for it. But it is unclear if there are enough votes to pass it in either the House or Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says demands by Democrats for a deal on these so-called "Dreamers" has "crowded out" the rest of the Senate's business, including keeping the government open. Read More »

India reconsidering shelved missile deal: Netanyahu


The bilateral trade ties between India and Israel have thus been further strengthened. On February 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will land in Ramallah in what will be the first-ever visit by an Indian prime minister to Palestine. "I thank PM Netanyahu for taking time to our farmers and talking to them". Talks for a free-trade deal and the purchase of anti-tank missiles are now underway. Read More »

Rand Paul: Trump Name-Callers Are Killing Immigration Deal

It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations. "Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday". Paul said Trump was making a valid point. Just over half of those polled last Thursday and Friday said they'd heard about the comment. "People are driven here by poverty". Read More »

Trump says shutdown is 'up to the Democrats'

House passage came only after conservatives secured a promise from House Speaker Paul Ryan that he would soon advance some type of legislation to bolster US military readiness, said Republican Representative Mark Meadows . In a statement released on Wednesday, the Office of Management and Budget initially expressed White House backing for the GOP proposal. We made good progress last night. Read More »

Senate Democrats Will Now Decide if Government Shuts Down Friday


The bill, with the White House's support, is due to be voted on in the House as soon as Thursday afternoon. The House passed a spending bill Thursday to avoid a USA government shutdown, but Senate Democrats say they have the votes to block the measure in a bid to force Republicans and President Donald Trump to include protection for young immigrants. Read More »

Macron talks Brexit and single market


Macron and May started a hectic working day with a lunch in a traditional 17th century pub before heading to Sandhurst where they inspected a guard of honour by the Coldstream Guards as the French national anthem rang out. The French government started dismantling the camp in 2016 following controversies about the treatment of migrants seeking entry into the United Kingdom. Read More »

Embarrassing Instagram update broadcasts when you have been online


You can only see the activity status of those you follow and the ones you have messaged on Instagram Direct. Then scroll down and toggle off on the " Show Activity Status ". How do you turn it off? Instagram confirmed the feature soon after. Were still not 100 percent sure if we like this feature, but one thing we can say is, get your spy on. Read More »

House approves stop-gap government funding bill


Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would take up the short-term funding measure as soon as the House approves it. "We can pass a noncontroversial, bipartisan bill to keep the government open", the majority leader said. Read More »

House GOP leaders push short-term funding plan as deadline nears


Trump past year ended the DACA program that was created by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, but delayed deportations to give Congress until March 5 to weigh in on the issue. The deportation of these young people will not be a priority of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service. Trump has said he is open to finding a solution to help the Dreamers . Read More »

Confusion Reigns As GOP Scrambles To Avert A Government Shutdown


Republicans sought to pin the possible shutdown on the top Democratic senator, Minority Leader Charles Schumer , N.Y., with the Twitter hashtag #SchumerShutdown . Democrats rejected previous plans to reauthorise the programme ahead of its expiration over Republican proposals on how to pay for it. But that number is likely even higher, as several Republican senators, including Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Lindsey Graham of SC, also said they're prepared to vote against the plan. Read More »

US House passes bill to avoid govt. shutdown


If Congress doesn't pass a bill approving more money by midnight on Friday, most federal agencies will be forced to stop operations. Talks on a budget deal to ease tight spending limits on both the Pentagon and domestic agencies are on hold, as is progress on a huge $80 billion-plus disaster aid bill. Read More »

Flagstaff to get 1-3 inches of snow Friday night, Saturday morning


Temperatures are forecast to rise into the low 30's. Troopers are advising several areas of the Interstates, U.S. roads and state toads are beginning to glaze over due to blowing snow and freezing temperatures. For the Wind Chill Advisory from 6 PM CST this evening to 9 AM CST Wednesday . The combination of cold temperatures and north winds of 5 to 15 miles per hour will lead to dangerously low wind chills of between 0° and -10° . Read More »

North, South Korea to march together under one flag at Winter Olympics


South Korean hockey coach Sarah Murray admitted to reporters Tuesday that she was "shocked" to hear of the plan so close to the Olympics, having not been kept informed by Seoul. "Basically, the IOC is the one that invites countries to the Olympics", he said at Incheon International Airport, according to the Yonhap news agency. Read More »