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Senate reaches bipartisan budget deal, House opposition emerges

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The almost $400 billion deal does not include Trump's $25 billion request for a wall on the southern USA border, though "it also doesn't rule out" the financing, a top Republican Senate aide told Newsmax . The deal would also suspend the debt limit until March 2019. Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, specifically on seeking extended protections for the "Dreamer" immigrants who have lived in the country ... Read More »

Volatile Dow closes up 567 points on day of sharp swings

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Even so, staying invested is the key to long-term success. "Your mind tells you one thing, and your stomach tells you something completely different", he said. So while the market plunge might rattle investors and ding consumer confidence, it is not a sign that the economy is in trouble. The Dow quickly recovered much of that loss. Read More »

First flu-related pediatric death confirmed in Maryland

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News 12 is told that the flu is present this season in every state of the continental United States. New numbers show that flu-related illnesses continue to rise not only in Spokane but around the country, as health experts urge people to get vaccinated. Read More »

999 terrorists neutralized in Turkey's Afrin operation

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Eastern Ghouta's proximity to the capital - where the government of President Bashar al-Assad resides - renders it a key target for the government and its principal ally, Russia . The de-escalation zones , according to the UN's regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria, were not doing enough to stem the violence. "There is a misperception that the de-escalation areas have resulted in peace and stability", he said. Read More »

Maldives president accuses judges of plotting to overthrow him

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The island state plunged into political chaos last week when the high court quashed the convictions of nine opposition leaders and ruled that their trials were politically motivated. With the court ruling nullified, Yameen appeared to have won some breathing room. "Yameen has been trying over the last few years to consolidate his political presence", Jaishankar said, adding this has involved seeking Chinese funding. Read More »

German parties near coalition deal

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Emerging from the meeting after hours of talks, CSU's Alexander Dobrindt said: "I think it was time to have the prospect of a government in Germany ". However, if members back the formation of a new grand coalition then a government could be put in place in the coming weeks. In the end the SPD, her former coalition partners, came to her rescue. Read More »

Death toll climbs to 6 in Taiwan quake

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The preliminary information suggests the quake was about 6 miles deep. People in the island's capital, Taipei , reported feeling it despite being more than 100 miles away. One building was partially collapsed and tipped over at an angle, trapping multiple people inside. "Stay safe", Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted . Read More »

Super Bowl Goes Dark on NBC During Commercial Break

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There's no snow in the game day forecast, but the predicted high is in the single digits - that's Fahrenheit, not Celsius - with a low below zero. As people leave the stadium around 9 p.m.it will be back down to around zero with wind chills remaining in near double digit below zero territory. Read More »

Over 1 Million PUBG Cheaters Were Banned During January

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Unfortunately, bans don't seem to be resolving the issue, as "things continue to escalate". While its objective is largely benevolent, PUBG Corp. says ReShade both behaves like a cheat program and can be used as one, forcing them to ban it. Read More »

Trump orders Pentagon to plan a military parade

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Because Trump gets what Trump wants - whether or not it is a good thing for the country. The US doesn't have anything like the Bastille Day or the Indian Republic Day parade or the annual extravaganzas held in Beijing and Moscow, and there hasn't been much discussion about the need for one except the one triggered by The Post article . Read More »

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, But It's A Hard Sell In Senate

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Democratic congressional sources said a shutdown was highly unlikely, a theme hinted at by Schumer, who said his negotiating session Tuesday with McConnell "went very well". The House is expected to take a vote on the stopgap on Tuesday night. DACA is the most strongly supported bipartisan bill this Congress has seen. Read More »

N.Korean delegation crosses border to attend Winter Olympics

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Pence was asked about the possibility of U.S. While the White House denies a shift in policy , it has offered mixed messages on North Korea. Pence, who will attend the opening ceremony in South Korea, said: "We're travelling to the Olympics to make sure that North Korea doesn't use the powerful symbolism in the backdrop of the Winter Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime ". Read More »

Clarksville police warn of child porn circulating on Facebook

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Authorities have ordered full extradition in the case. In response, KAKE-TV has turned off its ability to receive messages on Facebook due to the viral spread of the video. Moreover, you are possessing and disseminating child pornography, according to deputies. Social media users trying to help investigators have shared the video - which is not only a crime, but it's having the unintended outcome of making the child a viral victim. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Russians appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion adjourned

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Protesters believe North Korea has been allowed to hijack the Pyeongchang Games, and refer to them instead as the Pyongyang Olympics after the North Korean capital. Pence said his message, if he met any officials from the North, would be the same as it has been in public. Oil is a sensitive item and has taken centre stage in global efforts to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes, with Washington urging a drastic cut in energy supplies to the isolated country. Read More »

Six Gators invited to NFL Combine

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The interception came against Florida State and changed the momentum of the game in the fourth quarter. Allen reportedly attended the Combine previous year after choosing to return to Wyoming for his junior season, though he did not participate. Read More »

Birmingham is the third most congested city in the UK

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Voters to decide whether to hike nearly all Bay Area bridge tolls A new report from transportation analytics company INRIX states that Los Angeles has the worst gridlock - for the sixth year in a row - out of 1,361 cities in 38 countries. Read More »

Lawmakers near budget deal but Trump would 'love' shutdown over immigration impasse

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In remarks to reporters on Tuesday before Trump placed himself in the middle of the budget talks, leaders of both parties said they were encouraged by the progress being made. "Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time", he tweeted . This, after Trump last week, in his State of the Union address, recited poetic paeans to bipartisanship. Read More »

Narendra Modi attacks Congress in Parliament speech

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Prime minister Narendra Modi has once again caught attention of the country by narrating as to how congress party has persistently insulted, humiliated Telugu's of both states, . He also accused the party of inaugurating half-finished projects to gain publicity. Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the same Sitharaman had publicly directed the defence secretary at a press conference in the Defence Ministry on November 17 to share the purchase price of 36 Rafale aircraft, ... Read More »

IOC: Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games

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But the IOC did invite 169 Russians without any past history of doping violations to compete under a neutral flag using the name "Olympic Athletes from Russia", provided they meet strict guidelines on doping. "We were perfectly aware that the International Olympic Committee would not let them compete, because the same criteria were used to ban those who had no relation to the Sochi Olympics, those who were juniors at that time", he told Sputnik. Read More »

At least 30 civilians dead in govt airstrikes in Ghouta

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the deaths, which it said raised the number of people killed in the area since January 29 to 384, including 94 children. Syria's multi-sided war has drawn in armies and insurgents from around the world, aggravating a conflict which began as an uprising against Assad's rule. Read More »

Winter Olympics : Pence heads to South Korea

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The North is working to develop a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of reaching the continental United States, in what it says is a deterrent against U.S. After the art troupe arrived on Tuesday in a ferry, which is also being used as accommodation, North Korea has asked South Korea to provide oil to refuel the vessel, the Unification Ministry said on Wednesday. Read More »

U.S. travellers to avoid Winter Olympics

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The cost of travel was another reason for almost one-third, whilst 18.3 per cent had health and safety concerns about travelling. "All facts go to clearly prove that the U.S.is getting insane to chill the atmosphere of improving North-South relations created by positive measures and proactive role of the DPRK", the state-run Korean Central News Agency said , using the initials for the formal name for North Korea. Read More »

Matt Patricia finally officially announced as new head coach

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One key figure in all this is Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, who is said to be a candidate for the Patriots defensive coordinator job. A former offensive lineman who worked with that unit as a graduate assistant at RPI, Patricia coached defensive line at Amherst College and was an offensive grad assistant at Syracuse before joining the Patriots as a coaching assistant in 2004. Read More »

Britain to consider pardoning suffragettes

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In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst, and her two daughters Christabel and Sylvia , set up the Women's Political and Social Union in Manchester with its slogan "deeds not words". It's a system stacked against women. It's hard to imagine a time when women weren't allowed anywhere near the ballot box - and it's even harder to imagine people thinking this was somehow fair and justified. Read More »

Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation at Olympics' close

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Rodchenkov, who alleged that Putin personally ordered the doping programme, fled to the United States in 2016 in fear of his life. "They are in the exact same place on this issue". "He's not going to South Korea to negotiate". The players' caution was seen as fear that they would appear to be enjoying tasty meals unavailable in North Korea. Read More »

Chelsea fighting for Conte says Azpilicueta

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Chelsea had Tiemoue Bakayoko sent off for two yellow card bookings in a 5 minutes space. In contrast with his first season in London , when Chelsea cruised to the title, the Blues are 19 points adrift of runaway leader Manchester City and are one point away from dropping out of the top-4 UEFA Champions League qualifying spots. Read More »

House Intel Committee Votes To Release Dem Countermemo. Will Trump Go Along?

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The dossier was part of opposition research funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign to look into Trump's ties to Russian Federation. What do YOU think? Plus Nunes isn't finished with his own memos either. "W$3 e do not permit witnesses to represent publicly that they are fully cooperating with our committee and privately refuse to answer questions pertinent to our investigation on the basis of meritless claims of privilege", the statement continued. Read More »

South Africa considering delaying state of the nation speech - speaker

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However, the ANC is effectively split down the middle between supporters of Ramaphosa and his defeated leadership rival, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who also happens to be Zuma's wife. From 2003 to 2013, he was a director and shareholder of Canadian-based Ivanhoe Mines. Mr Ramaphosa stood against Mr Zuma's preferred... Mbete said that with these concerns in mind, Parliament had made a decision to approach Zuma to propose the postponement "in order to create room for establishing a much more ... Read More »

Photos of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis

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Next year the big game is moving to Atlanta, Georgia, which will be played on February 3. "The owners will do as they like". The NFL announced its decision to award Minnesota with the Super Bowl in 2014 after four rounds of voting. Super Bowl 2022 is scheduled for Inglewood, California at the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. Atlanta has a stadium that opened in 2017. Nielsen eventually estimated that 111.3 million people in the USA had watched that game. Read More »