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Schumer Rips 'Wildly Unpredictable' DACA Swings After Trump Backs Path to Citizenship


For most Republicans, ending the shutdown was more important than compromise on DACA . The party's animating philosophy is that government should be smaller and do less. What's the status of immigration negotiations? "I mean, if you're willing to do it for the confirmation of supreme court justice and other judges - which I think is the right move - when it comes to the security of the nation we really are in a situation where the system allows the Democrats to hold funding for the defense ... Read More »

U.S. soldiers using Fitbit accidentally map sensitive military sites


Ruser also points to an area of the map that appears to show a Turkish patrol to the north of the Syrian city of Manbij. The US military is examining the heatmap, a spokesman said . Additionally, apprehensions about Strava's heatmap are chiefly concentrated around the fact that it shows the level of commotion, displayed as further acute light and the motion of personnel inside the boundaries of the walls. Read More »

Lawmakers discuss reports of Trump wanting to fire Mueller

Mueller, and I'd be glad to pass it tomorrow", Graham told the ABC News "This Week" program. Graham said Mueller is "the flawless guy to get to the bottom of this", and his bill would give Mueller "the space to do it". Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to move forward on legislation making it tougher to fire the special counsel in the wake of the Times report . Read More »

Michigan State University faces probe on sexual assault claims against Nassar


He said by the end of this investigation, there will be a report that will be public for all to read. I want to be clear I wasn't asked to retire. The duo was never charged with a crime, but Payne essentially copped to the assault during the investigation, telling investigators that he could "understand how [the victim] would feel that she was not free to leave" during the alleged assault. Read More »

Winter Olympics Odds: Russia favored to win Men's Hockey 1/26/18


White and Vonn are both making their fourth appearances, and Shani Davis is the most decorated team member (with two golds and two silver medals). The athletes were selected based on their performances in World Cup and world championship events between July 1, 2016 and January 21, 2018. Read More »

Patriots hosting send-off rally before heading to Super Bowl


Who comes out on top? The Eagles , meanwhile, allowed the fewest rushing ypg (79.2) and had the third-best opponent QBR (44.6). Philly's Championship Week performance was unexpectedly brilliant. Better luck next year. Either way, one of these two teams is going to be the next Super Bowl champion. And it has shown, as Jake Elliott missed four extra points during the regular season and one during the postseason. Read More »

Trump turns the tables on immigration


He said that he and Trump spent 90 minutes discussing a possible immigration deal, including as much as 20 minutes on a wall. "The president is the man in charge". 'I'm pleased to see the White House offer a framework for Dreamers, ' Moore said. But the president has never faced such an important test on such a significant issue, which dominated his campaign and inspired a coalition of working-class voters who backed his unlikely arrival at the White House. Read More »

Ten top quotes from Trump at Davos


Some attendees had also booed earlier when Schwab, who congratulated Trump for his tax reforms as he introduced the president, said some anti-Trump criticism was based on "biased misinterpretations". Amid worries that his "America first" philosophy is protectionist in nature and will turn the United States away from the global trading scene, the senior administration official signaled he will try to reassure the Davos crowd - but with a Trumpian twist. Read More »

Grammy 2018 predictions: Expect Bruno, 'Despacito' to win big

Telecast Only about a dozen awards will be handed out in the prime-time telecast. Here's a look at how 10 of the top names are likely to fare when the winners' envelopes are opened Sunday night, January 28, in New York City . Meanwhile, Childish Gambino's album is way too artsy. The show will be hosted by James Corden and held in Madison Square Garden in NY. Get thee to a cable box: The Grammys will air exclusively on CBS , beginning at 7:30pm ET (4:30pm PT). Read More »

Federer into Australian Open final after Chung retires


Cilic has had an extra day of rest but Federer was hardly taxed on Friday night, and occupied for only an hour. But he admits Cilic is risky and will be better than their last meeting. Federer has split his last 10 grand slam final appearances and hasn't lost a grand slam final since the 2015 US Open . Ahead of Sunday's final, Federer admitted that he's playing the best tennis of his illustrious career. Read More »

Saudi billionaire prince released from detention


Alwaleed was among hundreds of people, including princes, tycoons and former cabinet members, who were detained in November as the authorities in Saudi Arabia embarked on what they said was a determined and overdue campaign to root out a deeply-entrenched system of graft in the kingdom. Read More »

Victims' families of Ky. high school shooting speak before visitations


She never had a harsh word to say about anything or anyone", Mrs Holt said . "It's not like her not to answer or text back". The girl managed to call her mother as she lay dying. Ashley Collie, 15, a sophomore, said that she was stunned to see Parker being escorted out of the school as a suspect. "She was so handsome and smart and ideal", she said. Read More »

Operation Olive Branch: Turkey's incursion into Syria explained


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who, he said, had suggested the formation of a "30 km security line" inside Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported . Turkish troops and the Syrian fighters have been trying to take the summit of Bursaya Hill, overlooking the eastern approach to Afrin town. "Their presence has been to ensure the stability in Manbij ", he said of US troops. Read More »

Roger Federer into Australian Open 2018 final as Chung retires


Federer , who won the first set 6-1 and was leading 5-2 in the second when Chung retired hurt, was full of praise for his young opponent. Defending champion Roger Federer aims yet again to rewrite the history books on Sunday as he lines up for a 30th Grand Slam final, with only Marin Cilic standing in the way of another title. Read More »

USA has 'ironclad alliance' with South Korea, Mattis says


It is unlikely that Russian Federation will stop facilitating Kim Jong-un's nuclear wishes, as Russian Federation does not see a nuclear North Korea as a threat. The resort was reportedly built with luxury goods in 2013 that violated sanctions on North Korea at the time. "The Masikryong Ski Resort's slopes and quality of snow were 'decent, ' there were gates installed, gondolas and ski lifts were also under normal operation", a Unification Ministry official from the delegation said , ... Read More »

Democrats take funding for wall off the table in deal on shutdown

Republicans have kind of pushed back on this idea that Democrats got a big win because McConnell has been saying for months that he meant to bring up immigration legislation. Cornyn said there had been discussions of he and Durbin being a "clearing house" for suggestions from senators on legislation to rescue Dreamers from the threat of deportation and provide permanent protections for them. Read More »

Box-office numbers of Padmaavat will be earth-shattering: Deepika


In Delhi, the police had doubled the security with some special police forces like commandos and paramilitary forces since Wednesday due to the release of the film a day before the Republic day. Persisting with the protests, the Karni Sena said their leaders may be arrested and bullets fired but the protest would continue.They claimed that they are getting the support of film hall owners and film distributors. Read More »

La Seine et le Rhin continuent de monter — Crues


Il a précisé que la crue du week-end s'étalera plusieurs jours la semaine prochaine. A Tours (Indre-et-Loire), les parkings situés sur les bords de la Loire ont été fermés " en raison d'une montée importante du niveau " du fleuve, a indiqué la ville. Read More »

Good news for Bombardier and Belfast as ITC rules against Boeing…


In every step leading up to Friday's decision Boeing had prevailed. In the meantime, though, "it's a lot of weight off our shoulders", Chartrand said. But Boeing has argued that Airbus and Bombardier would import fuselages and wings, and simply assemble them in Alabama. "I'm genuinely surprised that Bombardier won", he said. Read More »

"J'ai été con", se défend le logeur de djihadistes — Jawad Bendaoud


Elle ne reprendra qu'une heure plus tard, dans un calme tout relatif. Deux autres personnes seront jugés à ses côtés, respectivement pour " recel de malfaiteurs terroristes " et " non dénonciation de crime terroriste ". Jawad Bendaoud avait été interrogé par les médias quelques minutes avant d'être interpellé par la police. Cet homme de 31 ans comparaît pour " recel de malfaiteurs terroristes " devant le tribunal correctionnel de Paris . Read More »

USA eco growth slows to 2.6% in Q4


Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.6% annual rate also restrained by a modest pace of inventory accumulation, the Commerce Department said in its advance fourth-quarter GDP report on Friday. Indeed, this report suggests the full year's growth for 2017 will also be around 2.6%, which will be up from 2016, and tied with 2015. The US economy cooled in the final quarter of a year ago, expanding slower than expected, but 2017 still saw faster growth than 2016, according to government ... Read More »

Intel CPUs Will Be Free Of Meltdown And Spectre Bugs


However, information about Meltdown and Spectre began to leak before the January 4 public announcement, and several companies have reported that patches aimed at addressing the vulnerabilities have created new issues like freezing computers and impacting antivirus products. Read More »

Donald Trump wants Republican to go 'nuclear' to end government shutdown


Trump ended the DACA program, which provides legal protections to about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, in the fall. It follows a months-long struggle in Congress to agree on government funding levels and the immigration issue. U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a visit to H&K Equipment Company in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, U.S., January 18, 2018. Read More »

Trump calls Mueller firing story 'fake news'


Nor can Mueller make an impeachment referral to Congress , per law. But this revelation is more concrete than news over the summer. The fact that Trump denied even considering firing Mueller. Richard Blumenthal of CT called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to move forward on two bills that would make it harder to fire the special counsel. Read More »

PM to address plenary session of India-ASEAN commemorative summit today


While leaders of Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) - a loosely aligned geopolitical organisation of nations in South Asia - were invited for Modi's first Republic Day event, subsequent years witnessed the presence of US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande while they were in office. Read More »

Trump denies he ordered sacking of Russian Federation investigator

John Dowd, an attorney for the president, declined to comment. "I would love to do it", Trump told reporters in the room, adding that an interview could occur within two to three weeks. Trump seemed pretty dead set on it, and only backed off after the White House's top lawyer, Donald McGahn, threatened to resign. Shortly before the interview, Ruddy had visited the White House, leading some to speculate that he was testing the waters for the president. Read More »

Turkey 'will expand its Kurdish offensive' to Iraq border


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vowing to expand Ankara's operation in a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria eastward, toward the frontier with Iraq. The Russian military said flags and emblems of a rebel group trained by the USA instructors in Tanf were found in the trucks along with Western-made jamming devices and propaganda leaflets of the Islamic State group. Read More »

Trump Meets With British And Israeli Prime Ministers At World Economic Forum


Instead it got Donald Trump the salesman. The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top U.S. He also slipped on his economics professor cap, telling the gathering of powerful politicians and wealthy business executives that "to be successful, it is not enough to invest in our economy - we must invest in our people". Read More »

Trump plan to offer citizenship to 1.8m undocumented immigrants


Expect Democrat leaders to use the DACA issue for more political theater. In response, mayors from some of those cities, including one Republican , boycotted a meeting with the president at the White House. Officials said the 1.8 million people could apply to become citizens in 10 to 12 years providing they had jobs and did not commit crimes. Although, Trump may find the plan unacceptable to some conservatives and Democrats. Read More »

White House Seems To Support Releasing Secret Congressional Memo


But, when the memo finally leaks, the media will likely give it undue attention, Drum writes . "I haven't looked at the memo, and I haven't seen the memo", he said . You may remember that Nunes stepped aside from the committee's Russian Federation investigation amid an ethics probe into his handling of classified information. Read More »

USA government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?


Hundreds of thousands of government employees will be put on temporary unpaid leave , including numerous White House's 1700 workers. On Saturday morning, Donald Trump greeted the news with a typical flurry of tweets . Democrats want President Trump to negotiate over immigration as part of a budget deal, but Republicans say no agreement is possible while federal government services are closed. Read More »

Trump lawyer clarifies president wasn't volunteering for Mueller grand jury


Earlier in the week, current and former USA officials said that the special counsel has been moving at a rapid clip for at one part of his inquiry - whether Trump obstructed justice. Mueller was appointed special counsel in May after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , who was then heading up the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

North Korea threatens to 'smash' challenges to plans to re-unify country


She referenced " reports of the regime continuing to smuggle coal into neighbouring Asian countries", defying a ban on coal exports, and of North Korea "illegally obtaining refined petroleum" through ship-to-ship transfers. At the same time, however, North Korea is reportedly planning a major military event in Pyongyang to celebrate its anniversary just one day before the start of the Olympics . Read More »