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World News Who's to blame for shutdown? DNC media takes aim at Stephen Miller
Author: 0 Who's to blame for shutdown? DNC media takes aim at Stephen Miller

Politico called Miller "a pugnacious conservative who has a keen focus on restrictive immigration policy". The New York Times referred to Miller as "a tart-tongued and unapologetic true believer in the president's "America First" approach to the issue", and "a lonely gladiator against bipartisan efforts to overhaul the immigration system and provide a pathway to citizenship for roughly 11 million unauthorized immigrants".

World News Pa. Supreme Court Voids Congressional Map, Orders Redrawing
Author: 0 Pa. Supreme Court Voids Congressional Map, Orders Redrawing

The map violated the state's constitution, they said. Both Republican justices dissented. Under the order, the legislature must redraw the map, with the approval of Democratic Gov. Because the decision was a matter of state , and not federal law, it's unlikely the U.S. Supreme Court will intervene. It could also give the party a major boost in its quest to take back the House of Representatives, where Democrats need to net 24 seats to win control of the chamber.

World News Senators Worry McConnell Promise On DACA Not Firm Enough To End Shutdown
Author: 0 Senators Worry McConnell Promise On DACA Not Firm Enough To End Shutdown

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer lent his backing to the agreement during a speech on the chamber's floor. Thirty-three Democrats joined Republicans to provide the 60 votes needed to advance the bill. Republicans are pinning the blame squarely on the Senate Democrats. Mulvaney said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union: "Everything that was in the bill Democrats support and have voted for previously".

World News US Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal
Author: 0 US Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

Chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley submitted their resignations effective immediately. The moves indicate continued tumult at the sport's governing body as the sentencing hearing of former team doctor Larry Nassar , who has admitted to the sexual assault of minors under his care, continues.

World News Utah sees lots of snow as weekend winter storm surges through
Author: 0 Utah sees lots of snow as weekend winter storm surges through

Take caution and drive slowly on the roads. Sunday night is when impacts are expected to start getting high, with heavier precipitation moving in. The heaviest snow will occur between 10 a.m. Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Winds will be increasing to 15-25 miles per hour for the afternoon with some higher gusts, bringing near blizzard conditions at times.

World News Almost three-quarters of Americans don't think Trump is a genius
Author: 0 Almost three-quarters of Americans don't think Trump is a genius

The US did score big in another area, though, with America's disapproval rating reaching new heights of 43 percent, falling far behind Germany (25 percent), China (30 percent) and Russian Federation (36 percent). Many Latin Americans have not made up their minds about Chinese influence. "We will be there to replace" the USA on funding of climate science, Macron said during a major climate meeting where Trump was not invited.

World News Turkish forces push into Syria, clash with Kurdish militia
Author: 0 Turkish forces push into Syria, clash with Kurdish militia

An AFP photographer saw Turkish tanks lined up at the border waiting to cross into Syrian territory. Turkish-backed rebels and United States forces have been trading fire there, USA defense officials said. "This fighting. must stop", Parly told France 3 television, adding that the Turkish offensive could "deter Kurdish forces who are at the side" of the worldwide coalition battling jihadists in Syria.

World News Rafael Nadal: can anyone stop the top seed at Melbourne Park?
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal: can anyone stop the top seed at Melbourne Park?

Nadal lost last year's Australian Open final to Roger Federer , but went on to regain the No. 1 ranking and win the French and United States Open titles before bringing his season to a premature end because of an injured right knee. "The last couple years I feel like I haven't been physically ready to play these long matches and back it up". His game has evolved and as Nadal said, he has the ability to dictate terms from the baseline.

World News Orthodox Christians of Kyrgyzstan take dip in icy water for the Epiphany
Author: 0 Orthodox Christians of Kyrgyzstan take dip in icy water for the Epiphany

He then removed his attire, as is traditional for the Epiphany bathing, and took the dip in the water that had been blessed by the Russian clergy. Temperatures there have been so cold that eyelashes frost over upon exposure to outside air. Putin, who frequently attends Russian Orthodox ceremonies, is lobbying for re-election in the March 2018 presidential vote. In August previous year he was photographed with his shirt off catching fish in a mountain lake in Siberia and in August 2009, a ...

World News Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria
Author: 0 Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria

They have been transported to Nigeria's capital, Abuja . This was even as it said two of the Kidnappers have been arrested and now helping the police in its investigation. Three were released after negotiations, but the other, Ian Squire, was killed. Two German archaeologists were abducted in the region last February; they were later freed.

World News Federal Bureau of Investigation probing Las Vegas shooting
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation probing Las Vegas shooting

This is not Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who was previously a person of interest but has denied having any knowledge of his plans. Authorities say Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock conducted extensive online searches for police and SWAT tactics and searched for other potential targets before he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

World News Sen. Booker chastising DHS chief creates twitterstorm
Author: 0 Sen. Booker chastising DHS chief creates twitterstorm

Nielsen also noted at one point that Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., claiming she couldn't remember Trump's words from only five days before. "I don't take that not remembering what her boss is saying, what the commander-in-chief is saying on something as heated and derogatory and bigoted as those words were, I don't buy it".

World News USA destroyer sails near contested reef in South China Sea angering Beijing
Author: 0 USA destroyer sails near contested reef in South China Sea angering Beijing

According to the foreign ministry, the USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea - quite close to the heavily disputed chain of islets in the region, Reuters reported. The U.S. military has a longstanding position that such operations are carried out throughout the world, including in areas claimed by allies, and that they are separate from political considerations.

World News Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown
Author: 0 Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown

Vice President Mike Pence has departed for the Middle East, despite the looming threat of a government shutdown. He will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel over four days but won't meet with Palestinians, reflecting the impasse in the Trump administration's efforts to broker peace between them and Israel.

World News May to welcome Macron to United Kingdom, discuss immigration
Author: 0 May to welcome Macron to United Kingdom, discuss immigration

But after a choreographed drumbeat of new agreements to be signed at what aides said was the 35th Anglo-French summit, the overtures, including the loan of the 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, fell flat in Britain's eurosceptic media. " Either we win together or we lose together ", the French leader said. Interestingly, though, he said he didn't want to exclude any sector from the EU's free trade deal with the UK.

World News Ice Accuses City Council Of Encouraging Interference In Deportations
Author: 0 Ice Accuses City Council Of Encouraging Interference In Deportations

Bill Hing, a law professor at the University of San Francisco, said he has expected the ICE raids would happen for a while, particularly in high-profile sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. AB450 was largely overshadowed by the more prominent " sanctuary state " bill that also passed a year ago, limiting cooperation between local and state law enforcement and immigration authorities.

World News Palestinian killed in gun battle with Israeli army
Author: 0 Palestinian killed in gun battle with Israeli army

The Palestinian heath ministry initially said that the man killed by Israeli forces was Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, 22, and Hamas then said he was part of its military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Two border policemen were injured in the gun battle, with one listed in serious/stable condition. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement praising Israeli forces.

World News Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal
Author: 0 Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal

There was no shortage of stories about Dole's heroism serving in World War II. He would serve in the House until joining the Senate in 1969, where he would serve in numerous leadership posts until his departure in 1996 as majority leader. But Trump and the Republican-led Congress are now mired in a pitched budget battle that could end in a government shutdown at the end of the week if not resolved.

World News Governor Walker calls special election a 'wake-up call'
Author: 0 Governor Walker calls special election a 'wake-up call'

Schachtner will replace republican Sheila Harsdorf who resigned to serve as State Agriculture Secretary. Kathleen Vinehout, said she felt Schachtner's win was a rejection of negative campaigning targeting Schachtner and a testament to her grass-roots campaigning.

World News After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations
Author: 0 After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

The statements suggests that while the US aims to bring the Palestinians to the negotiation table by way of slashing aid, the Palestinians are evaluating other options. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , Defense Secretary James Mattis, and representatives of the USA intelligence community have pressed to maintain funding for Palestinian refugees.

World News Does the GOP really want race-based immigration?
Author: 0 Does the GOP really want race-based immigration?

David Perdue of Georgia - defended the president on Sunday, saying they couldn't recall if Trump made such comments. Global reactions have continued to U.S. Try as he might, and, boy, did he ever try, Lemon could not get Isaac Newton Farris Jr., to agree that President Trump is a racist. Shortly after Trump's tweets , he was contradicted by key Senate Republicans and even his own Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen , who said on "Fox News Sunday" that there's still hope for a ...

World News Secretary Tillerson outlines United States main goals to be achieved in Syria
Author: 0 Secretary Tillerson outlines United States main goals to be achieved in Syria

They are closely tied to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is waging war against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member and United States ally Turkey. More immediate, Tillerson called for Russian Federation to continue working with the US on a "de-escalation" area in southwest Syria and stick to commitments to a United Nations -led peace process.

World News Kelly told Dems some of Trump's immigration promises were 'uninformed'
Author: 0 Kelly told Dems some of Trump's immigration promises were 'uninformed'

The comments were first reported by The Washington Post and later confirmed by Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona during a CNN interview on Wednesday evening. And he made similar remarks later on Fox News Channel. "I worked to get the six-month extension of DACA", Kelly told attendees. Lucille Roybal-AllardLucille Elsa Roybal-AllardKelly told Dems some of Trump's immigration promises were "uninformed": report Dem offers bill to reauthorize underage drinking prevention ...

World News Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno
Author: 0 Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

Horrific pictures and video show the inferno from which only five people escaped alive. The ministry said the apparent accident had happened at 10.30 am (0430 GMT), but provided no details about its cause. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. A photograph posted online showed the bus had been completely burnt out. These buses are still widely used in ex-Soviet nations, even though they are often decades old.

World News Bitcoin breaks under weight of regulatory scrutiny
Author: 0 Bitcoin breaks under weight of regulatory scrutiny

The influential investor Warren Buffett has also made negative pronouncements about Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, and has steered clear of them when making purchases for his Berkshire Hathaway investment fund. A look at CoinMarketCap shows that coins like Ethereum and Ripple were also hit by big drops this week. It's unclear why bitcoin has had a rough week.

World News Democrat Phil Murphy takes over as NJ governor
Author: 0 Democrat Phil Murphy takes over as NJ governor

Murphy, 60, a former USA ambassador to Germany and Goldman Sachs senior director , pledged to help foster a "stronger and fairer" New Jersey that creates higher-wage jobs, increases public-school funding, provides free access to community college, helps small businesses and ensures the wealthiest pay "their fair share" in taxes.

World News North Korea calls Trump 'lunatic' over nuclear tweet
Author: 0 North Korea calls Trump 'lunatic' over nuclear tweet

The Wall Street Journal stands by its reporting, which was backed by a transcription of the interview, done by an outside service, the newspaper said . You say the WSJ knew what you meant, so please inform the rest of us. Trump insisted that he had started his sentence with the contraction "I'd", not "I", which would change the meaning from a boast of an existing relationship into a prediction that he could have a good relationship with the dictator if he wanted it.

World News Pakistani soldiers die in Kashmir border clash
Author: 0 Pakistani soldiers die in Kashmir border clash

In Islamabad , the Pakistani authorities confirmed the death of four Army personnel in the Indian firing in the LoC's Kotli area. The Indian Army commandos had carried out a "tactical retaliatory strike" killing at least three Pakistan soldiers on December 25, 2017.

World News South Carolina Cops Were Shot While Responding To A Domestic Violence Call
Author: 0 South Carolina Cops Were Shot While Responding To A Domestic Violence Call

Monday. When they arrived they discovered that the suspect had fled, and a search began, with police dogs drafted in to help. York County K-9 officers were then called in to track McCall down. McCall also fired at - and struck - a SLED helicopter assisting local law enforcement efforts to apprehend him. Their conditions were not immediately known.

World News Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory
Author: 0 Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory

But Hales' misadventure alongside Ben Stokes one September night in Bristol unexpectedly re-opened the door for Roy. Roy coasted to a fourth England century and overtook his previous best ODI knock, the 162 he hit against Sri Lanka at The Oval two years ago, having successfully overturned an lbw dismissal on 91 with Adam Zampa's ball shown to have struck him outside the line of off-stump.

Author: 0 Carillion asked Government for £20 million lifeline to stave off collapse

Thus, risk ripples across both the public and private sector to disastrous effect - in this case by bringing a major public infrastructure company to its knees and so inevitable pressure for the Government to intervene. Carillion needs £300m of short-term funding from the end of this month, and its banks had previously indicated that they were reluctant to provide it without significant support from the Government.

World News UP: Clashes erupt at Rahul Gandhi's event, police intervene
Author: 0 UP: Clashes erupt at Rahul Gandhi's event, police intervene

BJP general secretary Arun Singh said if Gandhi was serious about visiting temples, he would have gone to one for blessings when he was elevated to the post of party president. In the last assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, Congress had an embarrassing defeat losing maximum seats in Amethi and Rae Bareili, which has been the long standing grounds for Gandhi family.

World News Trump threat angers Iran, dismays allies
Author: 0 Trump threat angers Iran, dismays allies

Although they have voiced concern about Iran's non-nuclear activities (i.e. human rights, relationship with North Korea), they seem to be working towards keeping the nuclear deal as is in order to keep the trade deals that they have already signed.

World News Crown Jewels Hidden From Nazis in a Cookie Tin
Author: 0 Crown Jewels Hidden From Nazis in a Cookie Tin

The hour-long special, roughly tied to June's 65th anniversary of Elizabeth II's own coronation , spends much of its time talking about Britain's most extravagant tradition. In the hour-long programme The Coronation , to be aired on Sunday, the Queen speaks candidly about the moment she was crowned and jokingly says she cannot look down while wearing the Imperial State Crown , which weighs 2lbs 13oz (1.28kg), as her "neck would break".

World News Icy conditions prompt special weather statement
Author: 0 Icy conditions prompt special weather statement

Flooding was expected Friday morning in Drayton, primarily near the fairgrounds, with peak water levels expected during the early afternoon hours. Away from the water, a flash freeze was expected to occur across southern Ontario late Friday afternoon as a cold front swept through the area.

World News Iran declares public mourning for tanker victims
Author: 0 Iran declares public mourning for tanker victims

Rabiei is heading an Iranian delegation to China to examine the status of the oil tanker and its crew members. The crew was all Iranian expect for two Bangladeshis . Families, friends and colleagues of missing sailors gathered at the headquarters of the National Iranian Tanker Company, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan.

Author: 0 GOP senator says Trump didn't use vulgarity for Haiti and African nations

The tweets suggest that Trump is interested in a system that would only accept individuals from certain countries and backgrounds in exchange for a DACA deal - as well as a much more substantial border investment than one year of funding and technology upgrades the lawmakers had presented.

World News False alarm alert causes panic in Hawaii
Author: 0 False alarm alert causes panic in Hawaii

The backlash from lawmakers was swift. House Speaker Scott Saiki said in a statement: "Clearly, government agencies are not prepared and lack the capacity to deal with emergency situations". But there were problems there, too. "It's so insane that this can actually be a reality now", Ramsbottom said". "No one had any idea what was really going on", the 28-year-old from NY told AFP, explaining they had no cell service underground.

World News White House attacks WSJ over Trump interview
Author: 0 White House attacks WSJ over Trump interview

After Kim asserted that he had a nuclear button at the ready, Trump last week dismissed the taunt by saying in a tweet that the USA button at his disposal was bigger and more powerful. The White House accused the Wall Street Journal of misquoting President Donald Trump . "But I just don't...", Trump responds. They don't even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong", Trump re-tweeted."They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes ...

World News IDF Demolishes Another Hamas Terror Tunnel
Author: 0 IDF Demolishes Another Hamas Terror Tunnel

Gen. Yoav Mordechai said that "the Israeli genius along with the Jewish brain have come up with a solution to all of the terrorists' tunnels". This is the third tunnel the IDF says it has destroyed in two months. Our message to the Gazan leadership and residents of the strip is clear: "invest in the sanctity of life and not in death tunnels". The IDF Spokesman's Office points out that in 2017, hundreds of trucks passed into Gaza via Kerem Shalom nearly daily, bringing a total of 570,000 ...

World News Swatting suspect in fatal Wichita shooting facing involuntary manslaughter charge
Author: 0 Swatting suspect in fatal Wichita shooting facing involuntary manslaughter charge

A man inside the home - identified by his family as Andrew Finch - opened his door to see why police were outside and was shot by an officer who was in a driveway across the street. The Associated Press contributed to this report . "Swatting" is a well-known issue in the online streaming community, and multiple videos of streamers getting "swatted" can be found on YouTube.

World News Trump cancels trip to London over protest fears
Author: 0 Trump cancels trip to London over protest fears

It is situated within the Nine Elms development - a £15 billion regeneration project set to transform one of the last industrial stretches on the river's South Bank. Trump had called off his visit. The initial plans for a formal state visit by Trump, who was invited shortly after being inaugurated by Prime Minister Theresa May , were scuttled amid activist plans to stage mass protests, The Guardianreports.

World News Erdogan calls on Putin to end northern Syria attacks by regime forces
Author: 0 Erdogan calls on Putin to end northern Syria attacks by regime forces

Russia's Defence Ministry had asked the Turkish military on Wednesday to tighten control over armed groups in Idlib after two groups of drones attacked Russian bases on January 6. Rebels launched a counter attack on Thursday. Now, an intense military showdown is taking place in the countryside of Idlib and Hama, a military source told Xinhua, adding that it is hard for the rebels to capture over 120 towns taken by the army in both Hama and Idlib since the Syrian army unleashed their attack ...

World News Netanyahu to hold roadshow with Modi in Ahmedabad
Author: 0 Netanyahu to hold roadshow with Modi in Ahmedabad

Describing the backdrop of votes at the United Nations as "dynamic" and the United Nations itself as "a vibrant theatre where many things are happening", Carmon said "If the question is, will it influence the relationship, I don't think it can influence the relationship".

World News Man Cuts Off Hijab of 11-Year-Old Muslim Schoolgirl in Canada
Author: 0 Man Cuts Off Hijab of 11-Year-Old Muslim Schoolgirl in Canada

The grade six student at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School recounted how she screamed, causing him to run off. She appeared alongside her mother, Saima Samad, and her younger brother, 10- year-old Mohammad Zakariyya, who was walking with her at the time of her attack.

World News In a first, Saudi women attend football game
Author: 0 In a first, Saudi women attend football game

On Thursday, Jeddah held Saudi Arabia's first auto exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia announced it would grant them the right to drive. "As we speak; Saudi women fans are entering soccer stadiums!" Some people used the hashtag online to write that women should stay at home to focus on children and preserving their faith, and not at a stadium packed with males.

World News SpaceX postpones 'static test' fire of Falcon Heavy engines
Author: 0 SpaceX postpones 'static test' fire of Falcon Heavy engines

A spokesperson for National Reconnaissance Office, which owns the USA government's spy satellite fleet, said Zuma did not belong to that organization. What makes things tricky is the fact that the satellite failed to achieve orbit, reportedly burning up in the earth's atmosphere. SpaceX hasn't said why the static fire test was pushed back.

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