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Trump on coal | The Telegraph — AP FACT CHECK

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Time's Up pins dotted a few lapels, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic whip Steny Hoyer . There's a 99 percent chance that he'll stick scrupulously to the script, projecting "strength" on topics like immigration and North Korea tempered with an invitation to compromise if the two sides in each case can be reasonable. Read More »

Slow progress yields hope at the end of NAFTA round 6

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However, both Statistics Canada and the Office of the United States Trade Representative say the USA actually has a trade surplus with Canada to the tune of US$12 billion. While Cornyn, Cruz and other Texas Republicans have been pushing Trump on NAFTA for months , Texas's GOP Gov. Greg Abbott weighed in with a letter to U.S. Read More »

Palestinian teen martyred in West Bank clashes

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But he demurred when asked about Jerusalem's status and stressed the need for the United States to be seen as evenhanded. The agency, UNRWA , "is one of the major providers of critical, basic life-sustaining support services - including food assistance, education, health care, sanitation management - in the refugee camps". Read More »

Senate Fails to Pass 20-Week Abortion Ban

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Wade . The measure requires a viability test beginning at the 20th week of pregnancy and establishes a state presumption of viability at 24 weeks since the mother's last menstrual period. Our law focuses on whose cell layers they are, and which side of the layers one is living on. The same measure was passed by the House past year, also largely along party lines. Read More »

Trump's State Of The Union Address, Annotated

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Trump can also be expected to lift his gaze beyond the United States to what Washington sees as Iran's troublesome activities across the Middle East, as well as North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. "Out of respect for the office and the fact he is our president , that it's the respectful thing to do to attend and listen to what he has to say", says Congresswoman Bustos. Read More »

State of the Union Live Blog

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For the a year ago we have sought to restore the bonds of trust between our citizens and their government. There are plenty of ways to measure the difference between the Trump who took office and the one who now presides, but one is in the collapse of his ambition. Read More »

Kenya's opposition leader sworn in as alternative president

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Odinga's supporters say he is Kenya's legitimate leader and Kenyatta's election was neither free nor fair. No one was hurt. Kenya's government cut transmission of three TV channels airing live broadcasts of the "inauguration" Tuesday. Raila Odinga has since updated his profile on Twitter to President of the Republic of Kenya. The government of Uhuru Kenyatta responded by declaring the opposition... Read More »

Senate bloc set to study Trump immigrant deal

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Trump also said he had signed an order to keep open the USA military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for detained militants. Maybe it's part of President Art-of-the-Deal's negotiation strategy. Trump is said to be offering citizenship after 10-12 years. "That's actually pretty courageous". Trump's White House made immigration a point of emphasis from the start of his administration when he announced a travel ban on people coming from some Muslim-majority countries and then chose to terminate ... Read More »

How to Successfully Sanction North Korea

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Despite Russia's denials, leaked satellite imagery published by the Wall Street Journal on January 19 showed a DPRK-linked ship offloading North Korean coal in Russia in 2017. North Korea's nuclear program is believed to be literally starving their people, including the infamous million man army. Mr. Trump stopped short of offering specifics on any changes to his current policy - one that has so far consisted of beefing up USA military assets in Northeast Asia, trading rhetorical barbs ... Read More »

Blasts heard near military academy in Kabul

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This weekend's bombing, the worst attack on the Afghan capital in months, is said to be in response to the Trump administration's decision to send additional troops to Afghanistan , aid Afghan security forces, and conduct frequent air strikes against the radical Islamic terrorists operating in the region, according to Reuters . Read More »

Claims Putin ordered Russian doping programme 'slander'

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In the works for months, the list has induced fear among rich Russians who are concerned that it could lead to USA sanctions or to being informally blacklisted in the global financial system. Congress also asked Treasury to analyze how sanctions would affect Russia's sovereign bonds, which could increase borrowing costs and devalue the ruble. Read More »

VP Pence Blasts Senate Over Failure to Pass 20-Week Abortion Ban

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Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser also made it clear that politics would not left out of the equation, warning that the Monday vote "helps us know who stands with their constituents". "I called my regular OB-GYN to discuss with her if there was any chance this might not be true". But because it was a Catholic health center, doctors there did not tell her that continuing her pregnancy could threaten her health and that abortion was her safest option. Read More »

US Releases Sweeping List of Russian Billionaires, Officials

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He emphasized that the new list comes even as Washington expects Moscow to cooperate on dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile tests and the Iranian nuclear issue. The annex to the report, which will remain classified, may include persons with a lesser financial status and not included in the number of senior officials. Read More »

Addis Ababa: China denies spying on African Union headquarters

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China has been moving in leaps and bounds to establish a most beneficial and exclusive relationship with as many African countries as possible. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was working on strengthening the partnership between AU and UN, especially in peace and security in Africa. Read More »

GOP governor's group to return $100000 from Wynn company amid sex allegations

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Wynn Resorts stock was fighting to hold support at its 50-day moving average. The parent company's New York-traded shares were down 9 per cent to US$164 (RM636) at 3.23pm, following a 10 per cent plunge on Friday. WASHINGTON-The Republican Governors Association has chose to give back $100,000 in donations from Steve Wynn's company and cut other financial ties with the casino mogul , in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report on allegations describing a decadeslong pattern of sexual ... Read More »

House Intel committee could vote on Nunes memo as soon as Monday

Nunes did not talk to reporters after the vote. Schiff has countered that the memo is part of a Republican effort created to distract from, and undermine, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and whether those around Trump colluded in it. Read More »

Knox's 34 leads Kentucky past No. 7 West Virginia, 83-76

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Jevon Carter and James Bolden led the way offensively for West Virginia (16-5, 5-3 Big 12), with Carter scoring 26 points and Bolden 17. Kentucky basketball is about to face its stiffest challenge of the season Saturday at West Virginia , where the environment will be as hostile as it gets and the defense will be more suffocating than anything these young Wildcats have ever seen. Read More »

BREXIT: UK's European Union status to be 'similar' right after exit

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May is struggling to hold her government together as hardline Brexiteers within her party push for an uncompromising negotiating stance with Brussels and pro-EU ministers campaign for a soft, minimally disruptive Brexit . Mr Trump also said he was open to revisiting his pledge to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord - if the deal was made more favourable to the United States. Read More »

Ticket typo invites guests to 'State of the Uniom'

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The speech, which also featured an emotional standing ovation for the widow of a slain Navy SEAL, drew raves from Republicans and grudging respect from many Democrats while prompting a number of observers to wonder if Trump had found his footing and was ready to usher in a new, more responsible chapter of his presidency . Read More »

Expect colder temperatures, windy conditions Monday

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That being said, I do think we see some snow with this system, we just don't know how much yet. Waking up the sky will be partly cloudy. Mostly inconsequential snow and rain showers sweep through early today , with cold and windy weather to follow. Read More »

What Vt. delegation wants to see in State of the Union

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But the first year of the Trump presidency has been marked by controversy and divisive events that have kept his approval rating the lowest of any recent president since Woodrow Wilson, according to Gallup. "FedEx committing more than $3.2 billion in wage increases, bonuses, pension funding and expanded USA capital investment following the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act", Blunt tweeted. Read More »

Wentz left to wonder what could have been at Super Bowl

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Rowe was the early victor in the trade, as he started seven games and won a Super Bowl with the Patriots last season . This is our 25th year of having the experience in the host city. As for being the underdogs in the game, he's embracing it, and the dog masks, too. Brady laughed about that. They're the first seed in the NFC. Lewis' wife Michelle Fellows Lewis, a former BYU volleyball player, is also being inducted this year along with former University of Utah and Weber State University ... Read More »

Flu Activity Reaching Highest Level In Nearly A Decade — CDC

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Dr. Mobeen Rathore, chief of infectious diseases at Wolfson, said this year's vaccine turned out to be a mismatch with the most prominent strain of influenza , H3N2. HCA Virginia and Bon Secours Richmond Health System also have been busy with people complaining of an influenza-like illness. Misery loves company, and this flu season offers plenty of misery. Read More »

NAFTA talks are at a 'much better' point, says Mexico

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President Donald Trump has made a decision to request an extension of his "fast track" negotiating authority to reach a new North American free trade deal, according to Lighthizer, the us trade representative. Negotiators still disagree on major parts of the renegotiation proposal, including new rules for auto manufacturers, dairy and agriculture, government contracts and a potential five-year sunset clause to terminate NAFTA unless all three countries agree to keep it. Read More »

Pennsylvania governor to attend Super Bowl on own dime

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The Eagles need a big break, and as it happens, they actually get one. Then there were teams looking for a midseason jolt that turned into Super Bowl wins. Everything's going to be written about it, has been written about it, talked about it, discussed, debated and it's about us. "That scar tissue is too deep, it's too thick", Brady says, unleashing an expletive after watching a last-minute pass attempt to Randy Moss broken up in Super Bowl XLII. Read More »

Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen U.S. government

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The White House's demands were revealed to Congress Thursday in a legislative "framework" on immigration which provides "legal status for DACA recipients and other DACA-eligible illegal immigrants, adjusting the time-frame to encompass a total population of approximately 1.8 million individuals", in exchange for a 25 billion dollar border wall. Read More »

In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back

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Last year, Trump issued a memo ending trans service in the military . In what will be a critically important speech leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump would be well served to keep his first State of the Union address within the broad outline suggested by Speaker Ryan. Read More »

Trump to announce path to citizenship for 2 million 'Dreamers'

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But the shutdown did highlight three realities for Democrats going forward. "He may wake up one morning and say, get this bill done". It's simple, really. The only country they've ever really known is the United States of America. I'm not in favor of giving legal status to the entire universe of Dreamers - all 3.6 million of them. Read More »

Tackling child and maternal malnutrition still a massive challenge — Economic Survey

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It is unlikely to bring down interest rates below the existing 6% anytime soon. There is a wide difference in average prices of diagnostic tests across various cities in India, and the range in the prices is substantial, it noted. India's internal trade in goods & services (excludes non-GST goods&services) is actually even higher and is about 60% of GDP. On the other hand, the survey cautions on macro pressures that may arise from high oil prices and sudden drop in the inflow of capital. Read More »

Britain 'must accept' all European Union laws during transition, says Barnier

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He said: "We can't go too close to the end of the year, even if it is not a matter about being too fussy about a week or so, but we are working towards the end of October anyway". Trump provided British TV host Piers Morgan, a former "Celebrity Apprentice" victor, with an exclusive interview while visiting Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Read More »

US Democrats seek to protect Mueller from being fired

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It would make sense as a grand public relations strategy. Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ME news. Perhaps Republicans decided that, to buck up their base, they needed a galvanizing offensive play. The president backed down only after Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, threatened to quit rather than execute Trump's order. The question is how long this unstable equilibrium will last. Read More »

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

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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 »