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Senate reaches deal to reopen government

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The Senate Republican leader secured Jeff Flake's vote for the tax-reform bill late past year by promising a legislative solution to DACA. -The long-delayed, six-year renewal of a popular health insurance program for children in low-income families. Read More »

Apple's HomePod smart speaker to launch on February 9

Talking of Siri , Apple notes that its smart speaker would support third-party messaging apps with the help of the SiriKit. Apple is playing in a different league with this product . It's fairly heavy at 2.5kg - that's more than a couple of MacBooks , for example. With the current exchange rate, HomePod works out to about $435 CAD. Read More »

The Best Celebrity Speeches from the Women's March in LA

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But what should have been a glamorous kick-off to the young Portman's career was quickly soured by men who felt entitled to her body after she displayed it on the big screen. "One out of every five women will be sexually assaulted or raped before she reaches the age of 18". Trump took to twitter on Saturday, saying it was the flawless day for women to "celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months". Read More »

Android 8.1 will now display the speed of public Wi-Fi networks

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Android Oreo owners can now see WiFi network speeds before they connect . Slow (under 1Mbps): If you can use Wi-Fi calling, you can make phone calls and send texts. According to sources, this new feature of speed ratings will start showing you the network speed from next week with the above listed ranges. Also, if a network wants to opt out of publicly sharing their speed they can do that. Read More »

US Government To Reopen After Three Day Shutdown

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Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said that the party had the assurances they need in the budget and on immigration issues. Trump's first tweet appeared to undercut comments by his legislative affairs director, Marc Short, who told CNN that the immigrants in question are law-abiding and "productive to our society". Read More »

Donald Trump `did exceedingly well´ in cognitive screening test

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The past year has been eventful for Mr Trump as he fights continued allegations over connections with Russian Federation, escalated the rhetoric with North Korea, fought the battle at home over healthcare and fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, amongst taking swipes at the media and announcing plans to move the U.S. Read More »

Turkey will do what's needed in Afrin

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France, like the United States and Russian Federation a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, added its voice on Tuesday to the calls for Turkish restraint. He warned that the Turkish attack on Kurdish troops would only benefit the remaining fragments of Isil and give them space to regroup. "We are deeply concerned with the activities of Iran, with the ability of Iran to enhance those activities through a greater ability to move materiel into Syria", said Mr. Read More »

United States govt shutdown ends after three days

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Democrats want to give those immigrants who have always been here a path to citizenship; Some Republicans support some type of protections but want to curb legal and illegal immigration as part of any deal , while other GOP lawmakers disparage any legal status as "amnesty". Read More »

Ryan Day reportedly considering Titans offensive coordinator job

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Though Mariota played primarily under Mark Helfrich at OR, the Ducks still used an up-tempo, spread offense created by Kelly that has since been imparted on Day. "I've been the rookie that got drafted that was having a tough time, that maybe wasn't developing as fast as the coaches would've liked", Vrabel said. Read More »

Borussia Dortmund deny contact with Arsenal for Aubameyang

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But Arsenal are said to be confident of getting the deal done, and Parlour is excited about what he could bring to Arsene Wenger's team. But the Frenchman did not rule out a move for Aubameyang, who has not travelled with the rest of the Dortmund squad for Saturday's game at Hertha Berlin, according to Sky Germany. Read More »

Kabul hotel attack:USA asks Pakistan to 'expel or arrest' Taliban leaders

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They have not identified the foreigner, and the toll could rise as authorities survey the damage. They included nine members of Kam Air , one each from German and Czech Republic. Six security force personnel were also among the casualties. Volodymyr Kostenko, a director of Ukrainian Wings, a company that provides services to Kam Air, said four of its staff, including two women, were among those killed and that all of its employees in Afghanistan were being pulled out of the country. Read More »

Kansas State vs. Baylor College Basketball Predictions 1/22/18

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Wichita State's first two losses in its new American Athletic Conference home had the Shockers drop 10 spots to No. 17 for the week's biggest fall. Plus, home court hasn't mattered when these two teams meet as the road team has covered in each of the last five games, so I'll take a stab at Kansas State and the points in a game the Wildcats have a good chance at winning straight up. Read More »

Trust in US Leadership Plummets to Historic Low Under Trump

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Amid worries about the president's mind, lawmakers invited Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist Dr. Brandy Lee to Washington for briefings about Trump's mental state in December. However, that mark has dipped to its lowest ever level and could decline even more after Trump's reported derogatory comments about Africa last week. Read More »

North to send 22 athletes for Games

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President of the IOC Thomas Bach has held talks with reps of North and South Korea on various subjects like existing United Nations sanctions on the North. Three places have been allocated in cross-country skiing, with two men and one woman to compete, and another three in alpine skiing, again with two men and one woman to take part, the International Olympic Committee said. Read More »

Mayon Volcano Erupts, Spews Huge Ash Cloud

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Following the increased volcanic activity, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara on Monday cancelled classes in all levels in the entire province. Daep said lava flow still does not pose a risk outside the permanent danger zone and the one kilometer extended danger zone at the south flank of the 2,462-meter volcano. Read More »

Shutdown extends as crunch vote delayed

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Not good!" He contended that "Democrats have shut down our government in the interests of their far left base. The government shutdown enters a third day Monday after the Senate failed to reach an agreement to reopen federal agencies. Read More »

Flu everywhere: NY had worst week ever

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The survey also revealed that 32% feared that the jab would make them ill or not even work at all. There are masks and even separate seating areas available for people coughing or sneezing. New Jersey joins 26 US states, districts and territories experiencing high rates of influenza-like illness during its most widespread year in more than a decade. Read More »

United States government shutdown to end as senators advance bill

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In the 48 hours since the shutdown started, lawmakers have spent their time in Washington , D.C.in an attempt to get the government moving again. "We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward", Schumer said then. Centrist lawmakers working with Democrats to try and find a compromise acknowledged that McConnell's language could be stronger, but pushed Democrats to trust him. Read More »

Government Shutdown Ends As Senate Strikes A Deal

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Democrats refused to vote for the bill unless they secured protections for recipients of the Obama-era programme. Congress has until March, when it officially expires, to turn the program into legislation. "If I had to guess, I do think some of the Democrats who voted no will vote yes", said Arizona Sen. Many of them were not amused by the message. Rep. Read More »

Montreal Cognitive Assessment Shows President 'Very Sharp,' Doc Says

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According to Dr. Jackson , Trump performed " exceedingly well " on the cognitive assessment test, as the ideal score is meant to demonstrate. The neurological exam was "all normal" and his cognitive screening exam was normal. President Donald Trump at left, and former President Barack Obama on the right at Trump's inauguration in 2017. "He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both", Jackson said. Read More »

Shutdown End In Sight As Senators Announce Agreement

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In other words, it just wasn't a priority for them and that meant that Democrats just weren't going to win the argument, at least not with those whose votes they most need. As lawmakers bickered in the Capitol, protesters marched outside in a reprise of the women's march from a year ago. Ryan also said Democrats "are complicit with not getting things done" and claimed the party "blew up negotiations". Read More »

Anti-abortion Tennesseans to participate in annual March for Life

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We are a rag-tag army, often despised by family and friends, and sometimes even by those who share the church pews with us. "I am pro-life", one sign read. ( RELATED: WATCH: March For Life Attendees Explain #WhyWeMarch ). The Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice, which put on the event, defines "reproductive justice" as the right to choose whether and when to have children, and the right to parent those children in safe, healthy environments. Read More »

Solar cell imports slapped with Trump tariff in China trade war

The U.S. already levies tariffs on solar panel imports from China. However, the case was nearly universally panned, particularly by the Solar Energy Industries Association, which headed the primary challenge against the petition. It says the rest install the panels in homes and businesses, whether they are made in the USA or elsewhere. On solar panels, Trump imposed tariffs of 30 percent in the first year, which will gradually fall to half that figure in four years. Read More »

Trump Tweeted Support For The Women's Marches. It Backfired

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Women's March Inc., which organized the protest in Washington in 2017, has spent much of the past year creating more social justice protests, the paper said. I hope I'm not only defined by my gender though. Last year, about a million people turned out to march on Washington in response to President Trump's win. Read More »

Patriots-Eagles to Meet in Super Bowl 52

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Check out some of the Eagles fans' celebrations below. The over/under has been set at 48 as well. Foles completed 26 of 32 pass attempts for 352 yards and three touchdowns in Philadelphia's 38 - 7 domination of the Vikings . "They come in here and they just don't want to root for the Patriots". NBC will broadcast this year's Super Bowl , with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on the call and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines. Read More »

Video emerges of fans, police fighting ahead of NFC Championship game

Masses of Eagles fans took to the streets of Philadelphia to celebrate. Many hoped for the same thing. Vaitai could see multiple players across from him in the Super Bowl , including former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end James Harrison, and must play as well as he did against the Vikings to keep Foles upright. Read More »

S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

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Hyon saw the activists but did not react. She is said to have proven her devotion to Kim in December 2015, when the Morangbong Band was scheduled to perform in front of Beijing officials, South China Morning Post reported. Describing the agreement as "a milestone in a long journey", Bach also confirmed North and South Korea will be allowed to field a unified women's ice hockey team at the Games. Read More »

NY politicians wrangle over government shutdown

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The bill passed the Senate on a 81-18 vote, but the real hurdle was the procedural vote earlier in the day requiring at least 60 votes. "So long as the government remains open, it would be my intention to take up legislation that would address DACA , border security, and related issues", Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor ahead of the vote. Read More »

European Union top diplomat 'worried' over Turkish operation in Syria

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They control almost 25 percent of Syrian territory dubbed Rojava that includes the three "cantons" of Afrin, Kobani and Jazira. But Turkey regards the YPG as a terrorist organization closely allied to Kurdish separatists inside Turkey . Egypt, one of the leaders of the Arab world , condemned Turkey's military operations, calling Operation Olive Branch "a new violation of Syria's sovereignty". Read More »

No bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Pak PM at Davos

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The charge will be led by French President Emmanuel Macron , the new star of European politics, who in an audacious move, has invited numerous business leaders who will be in Davos to the Palace of Versailles on Monday to press them to invest in France. Read More »

Congress reconvenes to resolve government shutdown stalemate

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Both Democrats and Republicans also continued trying to blame each other for the shutdown. The noon vote, a procedural vote requiring 60 votes which would allow for the government to re-open until February 8, has already failed several times and Republicans will still need more than five additional votes by that time. Read More »

Trump's Doctor Attempts To Explain 'How Not Fat He Is' On SNL

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The President didn't discuss his reasoning, Dr. Jackson said , but questions about his mental fitness for office have dogged Trump in recent weeks. That is, at least , what a White House physician said yesterday, after assessing President Trump using the " Montreal Cognitive Assessment " test. Read More »

White House Switches Up Voicemail to Blame Democrats for Shutdown

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No one is likely to be on hand, for instance, to manually wind an historic clock outside the U.S. Senate chamber. Five more Democrats up for re-election this year in Trump-won states voted for the three-week measure Monday. "McConnell made a pledge in front of the world", Brown said, adding that he is "counting on him" to carry through on his commitment. The other senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, also said she was "disappointed" with the deal. Read More »

Trump Blames Shutdown on Dems Appeasing 'Far Left Base'

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Mr. Trump was to be the first president in 18 years to attend to forum - the most recent being President Bill Clinton in 2000, according to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller. Trump panned the measure in a heated meeting last week that Graham, Durbin and Cotton attended. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., scheduled an early Monday morning vote for a short-term funding plan to keep the government open through February 8. Read More »