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Prosecutor In Larry Nassar Case Thanks Journalists For Uncovering Sexual Abuse

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He faces similar charges in Eaton County, where he'll be sentenced next month, and he was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges last week. The school is being sued by dozens of women, who say officials wrote off complaints about the doctor who worked at both the school and USA Gymnastics, which trains athletes aspiring to be Olympians. Read More »

Sen. Nelson votes to end shutdown

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On Saturday, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Jeff Flake of Arizona. "When government shuts down, it represents the ultimate failure to govern". Chris Collins of NY said. In a statement, Trump said he's open to immigration deal only if it is "good for our country". Including funding for a border wall in immigration reform talks could push away liberal Democrats from supporting the long term funding , but attract conservative Republicans from getting behind a deal. Read More »

13 siblings rescued in California will live in separate homes

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One of their children - a 17-year-old girl - had clambered out of a window and used a deactivated cellphone to dial 911 for help, according to police. They had previously resided in Fort Worth, Texas. A third sibling was found chained to a bed in the foul-smelling family home, Hestrin said. In a motion filed in advance of Wednesday's court hearing, Deputy Public Defender David Macher said the "extraordinary" press coverage of the case may affect the local jury pool. Read More »

China Breaks a Cloning Barrier: Primates

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The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong , a version of the Chinese adjective Zhonghua which means the "Chinese nation" or "people". Somatic cell nuclear transfer in primates , he said, is "a very hard and delicate procedure, much more hard than in other mammalian species". Read More »

Economist: Subsidies, Not Tariffs, Would Benefit US Solar Industry

Austin Livingston, a sales rep for Arise Solar, said the cost will likely go up for new solar customers. "In California, we're half the ballgame in the country", he said. this year and 11.9 GW in 2019. Still, many in the industry believe that the cost bump will slow, but not kill, solar growth. China now produces 60% of the world's solar cells and 71% of solar modules. Read More »

US Olympian confronts abuser Larry Nassar in court

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Sterling also pointed fingers at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University . "Michigan State University, the school I loved and trusted, had the audacity to tell me that I did not understand the difference between sexual assault and a medical procedure", survivor Amanda Thomashow said last week. Read More »

MSU calls Nassar sentence a 'step toward justice'

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He will be sentenced on those charges after this case. "I wouldn't send my dogs to you, sir", she said. "I submit to you, these children are worth everything the court has to offer". A message to Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has not yet been returned. "Our first priority has always been and will always be their health and safety". Read More »

Two Koreas will march together at 2018 opening ceremony — IOC

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At the opening ceremony of the Olympics in the ski resort of Pyeongchang, the two Koreas will march jointly under a unified flag - the first time they will step out together at the launch of an global sporting event since 2007. Monday's protests were small but highlighted the mixed reaction to the fragile detente between the two Koreas. North Korea's figure skaters Ryom Tai-Ok and Kim Ju-Sik are "friendly and kind and a little bit shy", South Korea's Kim Kyueun said Tuesday ahead of their ... Read More »

Minutes' archives: Debating abortion before Roe v. Wade

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Trump has given the anti-choice movement his support for their agenda of criminalizing abortion. On Thursday Marie Stopes International, a United Kingdom -based abortion and contraceptive services provider, has estimated its own funding shortfall at $80 million, about 17 percent of its income from donations. Read More »

Intel Patches Causing Big Reboot Issues Confirmed

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The full list of processors (end-user and datacenter/workstation) that might experience system instability can be viewed in the PDF below. Krzanich said at the time that there was no information to suggest any loss of data from the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Read More »

Patriots fans celebrate big win in Foxboro

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The NFL's second-ranked defense kept Brady and the Patriots at bay for most of the game, but lost linebacker Myles Jack and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus on consecutive plays on New England's winning drive. The Eagles have the best run defense in the National Football League, while Minnesota is second. "It certainly doesn't always play out the way that you wanted it to or that you had hoped to or designed it to, but that happens in every game". Read More »

Federal Workers Frustrated by Back-and-Forth Over Shutdown

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Do furloughed federal employees get back pay? A department spokesman said almost 90% of Homeland Security employees are considered essential and will continue to perform their duties during a government shutdown. Secretary of education Betsy DeVos wrote in a shutdown planning memo that "A protracted delay in Department obligations and payments beyond one week would severely curtail the cash flow to school districts, colleges and universities and vocational rehabilitation agencies that ... Read More »

Trump Casts Doubt On Reaching Immigration Deal By Feb. 8

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A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trump's failure to follow through on the outlines of an agreement the two men discussed on Friday. Read More »

Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive

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Although Turkey has always been incensed by US military support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, calling them terrorists, the USA could make a compelling case while the Kurds spearheaded the anti-IS fight. "We are establishing shelter centers for these people". Turkey considers Syrian Kurdish militant group YPG a terror organization and has launched a military operation into Kurdish-held Afrin in northern Syria. Read More »

What's in, and not in, the deal ending the government shutdown

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The White House said President Donald Trump has signed a bill Monday night reopening the government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. In March, the 700,000 undocumented immigrants on DACA are scheduled to lose legal protections from deportation. "The great deal making president sat on the sidelines". Read More »

Apple Updates iTunes for HomePod

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HomePod will be available in Apple Stores and at select Apple Authorised Resellers, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Myer and Telstra in Australia, from the 9th of February. The tech giant's wireless speaker, which works in conjunction with an Apple Music subscription, will arrive in stores on February 9. With Siri News, you'll be able to say " Hey Siri, play the news" and the digital assistant will immediately read the news. Read More »

Erdogan discusses Afrin operation with MHP leader

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But if the Kurds have been tactically vital, they are now proving to be a long-term strategic liability, some experts argue. Opposition lawmakers slammed the German government for exporting weapons to Turkey and called for the deliveries to be halted. Read More »

US' Pence starts Israel visit with Netanyahu meeting

Analysts say the US action should come as a wake-up call for the Palestinians and Arabs to look for other options. Declaring the city as the capital of Israel legitimizes Israel's discriminatory laws and human rights violations against Palestinians living in Jerusalem and exonerates Israel from its construction of Jewish settlements in Palestinian East Jerusalem , a practice that is illegal under worldwide law. Read More »

US Senate approves deal to end three-day shutdown

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Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day US government shutdown , approving the latest short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. For one, it's the first time we've seen a shutdown where one party has controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House , and federal employees were furloughed - sent home without pay. Read More »

Fear and loathing in latest NAFTA talks

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At its core, America's automotive manufacturing competitiveness is dependent on complex and integrated supply chains that have developed as a result of trade liberalization generally and NAFTA in particular. "If you're unsure where the other side wants to go it is really hard to know what would please them unless you capitulate, and that's not going to happen", one person briefed on Ottawa's negotiating stance said on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Nadal, Dimitrov into Aussie quarters

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Edmund thought the match had been similar to their recent meeting in Brisbane, where Dimitrov won the deciding set, but added: "Maybe just in the key moments I stepped up well and was courageous, really went for my shots, and they came good". Read More »

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 »