• Trump anxious about being blamed for shutdown
Trump anxious about being blamed for shutdown

But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pinned the blame directly on the President , implying that he was falling well short of his "Art of the Deal" reputation and was being led astray by hardline White House aides, Hill Republicans and conservative media.

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  • UFC 220: Miocic retains heavyweight title
UFC 220: Miocic retains heavyweight title

The last event at the TD Garden, a Fight Night event headlined by T.J. Dillashaw against Dominick Cruz, drew 12,022 fans. They spent the first two minutes against the cage before Ngannou attempted a guillotine, but the champ worked out of it.

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  • Afghan Forces End Deadly Kabul Hotel Siege
Afghan Forces End Deadly Kabul Hotel Siege

The more than 150 people who were rescued or managed to escape included 41 foreigners, said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish. Danesh said a private company had taken over responsibility for security at the hotel three weeks ago and there would be an investigation into possible failings, just days after a US embassy warning of possible att...

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  • Women's March in USA on first anniversary of Trump administration
Women's March in USA on first anniversary of Trump administration

Khyati Joshi, a Fairleigh Dickinson University professor specializing in immigrant communities and race in America. As was the case past year, the march saw a wide variety of priorities being advocated, including women's rights, environmental protection, access to health care, criminal justice reform, voting rights, immigrant and LGBTQ rights.

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  • More Americans are
More Americans are "disgusted" than "hopeful"

With a rating of 41 percent, Germany replaced the United States as the highest-rated global power. This is according to a new poll that has been carried out by Gallup . "He didn't run to be liked by the world but to #MAGA", Ingraham tweeted, referring to the acronym for the slogan "Make America Great Again". Of course, Trump's historical unpopul...

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  • Aussie favorite Kyrgios steals limelight in Melbourne
Aussie favorite Kyrgios steals limelight in Melbourne

Nadal came back even stronger in the third set and looked to stamp his authority on the match. The Argentine broke back to force a tie break - only the second faced by Nadal in the tournament - before powering through and levelling up. Both players knew the importance of this game as it seemed to swing momentum fully into Nadal's favour. Austra...

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  • President Trump 'fit for duty,' has no cognitive issues: White House doctor
President Trump 'fit for duty,' has no cognitive issues: White House doctor

I don´t have those problems, ' Trump said . As for his mental acuity, Trump was quick to note his doctor's pronouncement that he aced a cognitive exam, which he referenced with a dig at predecessors Obama, Bush and Bill Clinton for not doing more to curb threats from North Korea.

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  • German SPD leader backs coalition talks
German SPD leader backs coalition talks

The poll showed that only 45 percent of Germans were in favor of another grand coalition, although 68 percent of conservatives were in favor, and 57 percent of SPD members. Six hundred delegates will vote on Sunday on whether to embark on full-blown coalition talks. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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  • Turkish forces push into Syria as Kurds fight back
Turkish forces push into Syria as Kurds fight back

But the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces - of which the YPG is a major component - accused Turkey on Saturday of using cross-border shelling as a false pretext to launch an offensive in Syria. "The PKK, the YPG, the PYD are all the same". Ocalan is imprisoned by Turkey for waging a separatist movement in the eastern part of the country. And now, ...

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  • USA defense strategy sees China, Russia threat
USA defense strategy sees China, Russia threat

The strategy is geared toward "providing the American people [with] the military required to protect our way of life, stand with our allies, and live up to our responsibility to pass intact to the next generation those freedoms that all of us enjoy here today", he told a gathering at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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  • United Kingdom can reach satisfactory deal after Brexit under particular conditions
United Kingdom can reach satisfactory deal after Brexit under particular conditions

Britain will have its "own solution" to ties with the European Union after Brexit , French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC in an interview to be aired Sunday. France would "probably" have voted to leave the European Union if it had held an in/out referendum, according to the country's leader. Macron continued.

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  • Gov. Cuomo plans to keep Statue of Liberty open during government shutdown
Gov. Cuomo plans to keep Statue of Liberty open during government shutdown

And he says the closure of the statue is a metaphor for what he says President Trump and Congress are doing through their policies on immigration. Despite several tourist attractions being closed down, open-air parks and monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall remained open.

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  • PD Editorial: Trump's theatrics aside, a DACA fix is needed now
PD Editorial: Trump's theatrics aside, a DACA fix is needed now

President Donald Trump on Monday once again charged that Democrats in Congress were trying to force a government shutdown later this week by refusing to negotiate an acceptable budget deal for the military, and by not budging on what to do with hundreds of thousands of younger illegal immigrants in the US under the Obama Administration's DACA...

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  • 'India Means Business', PM Modi's Mantra At Davos: 10 Points
'India Means Business', PM Modi's Mantra At Davos: 10 Points

He said that India as a market is an attraction destination for global companies and world now wants to engage directly with India. "It matters if you hear it from the leader", Modi said. On the sidelines of the WEF summit, the Swiss government will also host the annual informal WTO ministerial meeting, which will be attended by Commerce Minister...

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  • Britain warns citizens staying in Montego Bay
Britain warns citizens staying in Montego Bay

The island's newspaper, the Jamaica Observer, said residents in the area welcomed the state of emergency measures, with one woman saying: "This will help to protect the tourists as many are afraid to come to Jamaica when they read the news".

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  • Russian official: U.S. campaign of North Korea pressure 'deeply concerning'
Russian official: U.S. campaign of North Korea pressure 'deeply concerning'

Tensions illustrate why pressure is not the final answer, according to Kosachev. Despite his confrontational rhetoric - Trump has belittled Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and threatened "fire and fury" if North Korea tested the USA militarily - the administration has shown an openness to talking, DeTrani said.

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  • Indy Makes Top 20 List For Amazon HQ
Indy Makes Top 20 List For Amazon HQ

Cities are in fierce competition to lure Amazon, and the company said previous year that it received 238 proposals. The other contenders: Denver; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; Northern Virginia; and Raleigh, North Carolina.

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  • Asia Minute: New Zealand's Prime Minister Expecting in June
Asia Minute: New Zealand's Prime Minister Expecting in June

Ardern also said that anyone who was anxious about whether her pregnancy will interfere with her job should understand that that no one realized she was suffering from "pretty bad" morning sickness at the very time she was putting together a coalition government.

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  • White House doctor deems Trump mentally 'very sharp,' in 'excellent' health
White House doctor deems Trump mentally 'very sharp,' in 'excellent' health

A White House doctor pronounced President Trump medically fit to serve as commander-in-chief on Tuesday - and added that he easily passed a voluntary cognitive assessment created to test his mental reflexes. Jackson describes Mr. Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me". Girthers are demanding that the president step...

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  • Storm expected to bring a foot of snow to area
Storm expected to bring a foot of snow to area

The National Weather Service forecast calls for likely snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle Sunday turning to all snow after 3 p.m. In places that see temperatures drop down near freezing, this could lead to some light icing, while further north it may just be some very light snow.

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  • Doctor Reveals Trump's Overall Health And Weight Loss Goals
Doctor Reveals Trump's Overall Health And Weight Loss Goals

Seems like the continuous finger-pointing at his mental acuity for office and accusations of being a man-child finally got to him, and he chose to settle this. Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended, even though he takes a low dose of the statin drug Crestor.

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  • Kenya Reacts to US President Donald Trump
Kenya Reacts to US President Donald Trump "Shithole" Remarks

The White House has not denied that Trump said "s-thole", though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting. President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the USA illegally as children is "probably dead", casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just da...

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  • China accuses US warship of violating its sovereignty in South China Sea
China accuses US warship of violating its sovereignty in South China Sea

Wu said a Chinese missile destroyer had to drive off the USS Hopper , a US guided missile destroyer, after the ship ventured near Huangyan Island, which is near the western coast of the Philippines. Twelve nautical miles is the territorial limit recognised internationally. Tensions flared between the United States and China this weekend when a...

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  • Trump tweets it's 'a ideal day for all Women to March'
Trump tweets it's 'a ideal day for all Women to March'

Thousands of people gathered in Chicago's Grant Park. Members of the group Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Seattle burned sage and chanted in front of Seattle's rainy march. Marchers are rallying for women's rights, immigrant, worker disability and environmental rights. Asbury Park, the site of a large women's march last year, will not...

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  • North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

North Korea sent a statement on Saturday saying it would send the delegation by a land route on Sunday, and the schedule during the visit could be carried out as previously agreed, the Unification Ministry said in a statement. "Today marks a milestone on a long journey", Bach said after the closed-door meeting with the leaders of the Olympic commit...

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  • Supreme Court Puts Brakes on North Carolina Gerrymandering Ruling
Supreme Court Puts Brakes on North Carolina Gerrymandering Ruling

House of Representatives, to replace maps that strongly favored Republican candidates. A federal three-judge panel ruled last week that GOP lawmakers disenfranchised voters by unconstitutionally using partisan gerrymandering to create a map that would result in the election of 10 Republican congressional candidates and three Democratic ones.

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  • Trump appointee quits after CNN unearths rabid anti-Islam rants
Trump appointee quits after CNN unearths rabid anti-Islam rants

In the segments, which occurred as recently as 2016, Higbie employs a number of offensive stereotypes about minorities, saying that black people suffer from a "lax of morality" and that they "think that breeding is a form of employment". During one of his radio shows, the veteran said that post-traumatic stress disorder was "a trait of a weak min...

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  • Bulls' Dunn in concussion protocol after fall
Bulls' Dunn in concussion protocol after fall

Dunn was injured Wednesday night during a home loss to Golden State . On a steal and fastbreak, Dunn rose for a dunk but lost grip on the rim and fell face first into the court. "The last time I started, we got a win, and I did what I had to do". THIS is the shuddering moment National Basketball Association star Kris Dunn loses part of a tooth ...

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  • United States politicians ask whether Russian money may have funded Trump's golf courses
United States politicians ask whether Russian money may have funded Trump's golf courses

Simpson stopped short of saying the firm had found definitive proof of such dealings, telling investigators that, "evidence, I think, is a strong word". His firm examined financial statements filed for Doonbeg in the Companies Registration Office in Dublin and the NY property developer's golf courses in Scotland , he said.

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  • Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Has Person Of Interest - But Who?
Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Has Person Of Interest - But Who?

According to an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's affidavit, Fox reported , Danley was "adamant that she had no prior inclination of Paddock's intentions to conduct the attack" before he rained bullets from a Las Vegas hotel room on a country music concert below, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

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  • MI lawmakers spread blame as shutdown looms
MI lawmakers spread blame as shutdown looms

Conservative House members say they got a promise from leadership to pursue a separate hard-line Republican-only immigration bill in exchange for their votes to pass government funding Thursday night - a measure that several Republicans doubt could pass the House, let alone the Senate.

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  • Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown
Pence to travel to Middle East despite potential shutdown

The Human Rights Campaign in a press release notes Pence on Saturday is scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo "as the country's LGBTQ people face brutal human rights abuses". "President Trump has directed me to go to the Middle East", Pence said. The new legislation stipulates that any of the government's decis...

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  • Brexit bill approved by United Kingdom government- but concerns about it remain high
Brexit bill approved by United Kingdom government- but concerns about it remain high

British politicians in the lower house of Parliament approved the European Union Withdrwal Bill by a margin of 324 to 295, the Metro has reported. As well as repealing the 1972 European Communities Act, which brought Britain into the EU, the EU Withdrawal Bill is also created to transfer all existing Brussels laws into United Kingdom legislatio...

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  • John Worboys: Government will not challenge release of black cab rapist
John Worboys: Government will not challenge release of black cab rapist

The former stripper was convicted of 19 offences - one rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted assault and 12 drugging charges - and ordered to serve a minimum sentence of eight years. That the Parole Board Rules are unlawful insofar as they create a blanket policy preventing the publication of any reasons for a decision. "The decision by the S...

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  • Drivers warned of icy roads as wintry weather continues
Drivers warned of icy roads as wintry weather continues

Traffic Scotland has warned of a " high risk of disruption" as Police Scotland also issued a stage-three warning for the city and its surrounding areas. It comes after police on Friday urged people only to travel if absolutely necessary in areas covered by the higher amber advisories for snow and ice.

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