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Nancy Pelosi sets record with 8-hour speech on DACA

She broke the record for the longest continuous speech on the floor of the House . The speech underscored that Democrats lack the leverage they insisted they would have in spending showdowns with Republicans . The House passed the proposal 240-186 - despite Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's record-breaking speech urging party members to reject the bill because it doesn't address the Defense of Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More »

Are Democrats demanding a DREAMer deal? It's tough to tell

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In a record-breaking 8-hours-7-minute long speech consisting prayers, testimonials from "Dreamers", and Bible passages, Pelosi spoke out to oppose a two-year budget package, the deal Pelosi herself helped to negotiate. That's her stance, she said, unless Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wisconsin, commits to holding a floor vote on legislation that would protect Dreamers. Still, Pelosi indicated she wouldn't be formally whipping her members against the bill Thursday morning. Read More »

Russian Federation denounces U.S. coalition airstrike at UN

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The offensive in Idlib has already displaced more than 300,000 people by United Nations estimates, numbers that have risen in the last few days. United Nations spokesman Rheal Leblanc told a regular United Nations briefing in Geneva: "These intense air strikes have been extremely preoccupying and especially they've hit even mental health centres". Read More »

Samsung launches Galaxy A8 and A8+ in Brazil

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It includes features such as new launcher shortcuts, coloured media notifications, improvements to biometric functions, improvements to Samsung keyboard, Dual Messenger, and a revamped About Menu in Settings among others. The Android 8.1 update is now available for Google's Nexus and Pixel devices (including the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P ), but Samsung's version of Oreo is now based on Android 8.0. Read More »

Scenes from the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics

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But South Korea's presidential Blue House said Mr. Pence had a meeting scheduled with US athletes and had only planned to stay briefly to greet other officials. Skeptics say North Korea is using the Olympics to poke holes in the US -led worldwide sanctions against the country and buy more time to further advance its strategic weaponry. Read More »

Modi arrives in Ramallah aboard Jordanian helicopter

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in the de facto Palestinian political capital Ramallah aboard a Jordanian military helicopter. The two countries are expected to sign as many 14 agreements and bilateral deals during the historic visit. "Our discussions today will give great strength to India-Jordan bilateral relations", Modi tweeted after meeting the King. Read More »

Government Back Open After Brief Shutdown

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When the Senate convened after midnight, Paul was back at the microphone, chiding Republicans and Democrats alike for a bipartisan agreement that increased the national debt by spending money on both parties' sacred cows. Paul's objection drew an angry response from a fellow Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, who argued America's military desperately needs additional funds after years of budget caps that constrained both the Pentagon and domestic programs. Read More »

Latest Brexit talks due to close

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It was the latest in a line of very blunt assessments about Brexit and what effect it would have on foreign companies operating in the UK. Amid enormous pressure on British prime minister Theresa May from her unionist allies in Northern Ireland , the two sides then fudged a clear solution and presented three options to avoid a hard border. Read More »

Suspected Syrian Chemical Weapons Facility Targeted by Overnight Airstrikes

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Nebenzia told reporters at United Nations headquarters in NY that he reminded the council that the coalition wasn't invited into Syria, and Russian Federation sees that its fight against "international terrorism" is going "beyond that". The Israeli regime has even set up field hospitals to treat wounded militants evacuated from Syria. Residents are digging trenches and weighing whether to flee. Read More »

Rand Paul Causes Brief Government Shutdown

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The deal also spends more on other administration priorities, including infrastructure and the opioid drug epidemic. When the Senate passes the budget deal, aides say they expect it to take around three to four hours to get over to the House and onto the floor and into debate. Read More »

Senate Strikes a Deal, but Pelosi is Balking

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The bipartisan agreement will reportedly create more funding for veterans, disaster relief, infrastructure, and be used to combat the opioid crisis through prevention programs and providing more law enforcement to communities struggling with drug addiction. Read More »

Senate Republicans blow past spending deadline triggering a government shutdown

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Sen. Rand Paul says he triggered the brief government shutdown early Friday because he's not a "rubber stamp" ready to blindly accept an "out-of-control" spending bill. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , expressing impatience with his fellow Kentuckian Paul, said: "Funding for the government expires in just a few hours". Read More »

Senate passes budget bill to end USA government shutdown

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Our military will now be stronger than ever before. We will finally be able to get our courageous men and women in uniform the resources they need to do their jobs safely and efficiently. Rand Paul , refused to allow a speedy vote. The result: the government endured a short-term shutdown in the wee hours of the morning, though most would never feel its effects. Read More »

Snapchat Uses Live Streaming To Highlight Top Moments From 2018 Winter Olympics

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By leaving early, Pence missed out on a special dessert - a chocolate representation of the Korean peninsula with a dark chocolate piece of barbed wire laying over it. Also, the photos of certain divided families from North and South Korea who were given an opportunity in the past years to meet each other will never be omitted from the memory of history. Read More »

Trump signs USA spending bill ending government shutdown

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Dreamers are facing an impending deadline of March 5 , , after which the program's protections end, and there was expectation the budget bill would address their status. "We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more ", he wrote . However, Senate leaders anxious that if Paul was able to introduce an amendment other senators would make a similar demand, and with the government shutdown looming, a full-blown amendment process seemed out of the question. Read More »

US Senate Passes Budget Bill

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Here we are again, staring down another government shutdown if Democrats and Republicans can not come together to pass some kind of budget bill by midnight. Paul's move to delay the vote drew the ire of Democrats and fellow Republicans, who accused the senator of wasting time to draw attention to himself. Read More »

Unstoppable Kohli hits 34th ODI ton, takes India to 303

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Australia should thank India for shattering South Africa's confidence before Steve Smith's Ashes-winning team play their first Test, in Durban, starting March 1. The latest player to join the list was wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, who suffered a wrist injury in the second ODI. The skipper has so far scored 318 runs in three matches. Read More »

How Airlines Are Dealing With Winter Storm Liam

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North wind around 6 miles per hour. Skies will average out partly cloudy tonight before more clouds race in by morning. The storm system is moving through southern Great Lakes Friday morning, bringing snow from Iowa to Ohio. In Maryland and West Virginia, half an inch of ice accumulated. Coastal areas will likely see between 6 to 10 inches of snow. Light to moderate snowfall will remain south at this point, but that will continue to push further north throughout the day. Read More »

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote

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The House ultimately passed the measure on a bipartisan 240-186 vote just after 5:30 a.m. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer warned the delay put lawmakers "in risky territory", and several fellow Republicans confronted Paul in the chamber about his strategy - but he refused to yield to allow an early vote. Read More »

Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

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Although competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics began Thursday, the much-anticipated opening ceremony started today at 8 p.m. local time (6 a.m. He supported Pence's moves to meet with North Korean defectors, paying respects at a memorial to 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on the North. Read More »

Rep. Don Beyer: 'This White House Tolerates Domestic Violence'

Deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin also reportedly knew last fall about the charges. Trump is also considering economic adviser Gary Cohn, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Porter told the Daily Mail that the allegations "are slanderous and simply false". McGahn made other officials aware of the accusations she communicated but took no concrete steps, the official said . Read More »

The US government shuts down for the second time in 2018

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A long-term spending agreement had always been sought by military leaders, who have been warning Congress that a recent series of short-term funding bills were harming military readiness. Although it's easy to blame Democrats for the shutdown, as you can see, the details complicate things. USA stocks plunged on Thursday on heavy volume, throwing off course a almost nine-year bull run. Read More »

US Senate reaches budget deal to avert shutdown

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A McConnell lieutenant, Senator John Cornyn, took the floor late Thursday, and in a tense exchange with Paul asked for consent to move the vote up to 10:30 pm, then 11:00, 11:30 and midnight, in an effort to avoid or at least minimize the shutdown. Read More »

Republican leaders produce new congressional map

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Abbott. Given the considerable power over the midterm election the new map is expected to play, both parties are heavily invested in its outcome. Justice Debra McCloskey Todd wrote the 139-page majority opinion . The Republican leaders said their map splits only 32 counties and municipalities, 62 fewer than the 2011 map. But the majority of justices - all Democrats - failed by not getting a Republican to join them. Read More »

House passes stopgap bill to prevent government shutdown; faces changes in Senate

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Specifically, the bill would boost military and nondefense spending by $300 billion over the next two years, with $160 billion to the Pentagon, $128 billion to nondefense programs and another $80 billion for disaster relief. Trump himself tweeted that the agreement "is so important for our great Military", and he urged both Republicans and Democrats to support it. Read More »

U.S. stocks enter correction territory after plummeting second time in a week

At the same time, higher interest rates can make investment alternatives to stocks, such as bonds, more attractive. The S&P 500's market value surged $6 trillion between President Trump's election and the all-time high on January 26. The yield on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasuries hovered around 2.82 percent after touching a four-year peak of 2.885 percent on Monday. Delwiche said. Read More »

Trump praises disgraced aide accused of beating up his wives

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President Donald Trump expressed concern for Tom Porter, his former staff secretary who resigned following domestic abuse allegations. It's obviously a tough time for him. The president's actions, such as his defense of Porter, contrast markedly with how Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress have responded to evidence of sexual harassment or other improper behavior. Read More »

Winter Storm Forecast: Heavy Snow in Afternoon, Early Eve in NH

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This would mean 5 to 7 inches of snow in areas near the Wisconsin-Illinois border, 3 to 5 inches in the Madison area and 1 to 3 inches near Wisconsin Dells. In the Calgary area, the agency is forecasting 25 to 35 centimetres of snow while some areas in the mountain parks and the Foothills could get as much as 50 cm. Read More »

Local 'Dreamer' highlighted in Nancy Pelosi house floor speech

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Congress gives deference to the leaders of each party, so she and House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., each get to speak longer than the one minute allotted other members in a debate. Eastern Time, the senior Democratic House leader used a special privilege called the "magic minute", which is afforded to party leaders in the House of Representatives and allows them to speak at length without having to filibuster. Read More »

US House passes budget deal, ending government shutdown

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Essential government functions will continue regardless. Lawmakers are furtively working on another, short-term spending agreement as a shutdown circles once more over the U.S. "Must elect more Republicans in 2018 Election!" "I ran for office because I was very critical of President Obama's trillion-dollar deficits , " the Kentucky senator said. Read More »

New Cavalier Larry Nance Jr. is a proud Browns fan

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Nance gives them athleticism and rebounding in the paint and more defense. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has all the details on the trade. Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye are basically expiring contracts. The Jazz are planning on waiving Rose . If they're successful in their pursuit of stars, that's huge. He's a very good rebounder who can play multiple positions. Read More »

Congress passes spending deal

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Pence is in South Korea, where he is leading the USA delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. The House plan makes "the stakes about something different than the merits of the policy itself", said Bradley, R-Fleming Island. Read More »

Griffith statement on vote against spending bill that ending brief shutdown

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Pelosi made it plain she wasn't pressuring her colleagues to kill the bill, which is packed with money for party priorities like infrastructure, combating opioid abuse and helping college students. The twin votes put to rest a brief federal freeze that relatively few would notice. Though federal offices were largely unaffected by the off-hours shutdown, it was the second such disruption in less than a month, turning what was once a drastic, rarely-seen tactic into something less surprising ... Read More »