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Congressional agenda this week: Avoiding a shutdown, searching for DACA fix


Trump , who drew sharp criticism since he was reported to have insulted Haiti and African countries while discussing immigration with lawmakers on Thursday, declared late on Sunday night that's he's not racist . "I'm not going to say, 'Oh, gee, I want this or I want that.' I'll be signing it, because I have a lot of confidence in the people in this room that they're going to come up with something really good". Read More »

Selena Gomez's mum really isn't happy about her working with Woody Allen


A Selena fan commented on the Instagram account of her mom Mandy Teefey's production company on Monday (15Jan18), telling her to "make selena write an apology about the woddy allen film (sic)". However, Selena Gomez , who also stars alongside Timothée, has remained silent to much criticism about her involvement with Woody's movie. Actors who have worked with Allen have been apologizing and donating their salary because Allen is an accused child molester. Read More »

Trump Spending MLK Weekend In Mar-a-Lago


Those Haitians come to the United States to work for Trump on H-2B visas, temporary work permits issued by the Department of Labor to employers who can't find enough American workers to fill their need for low-skilled, seasonal labor. I'm the least racist person you have ever interview. He also mentioned the idea of recording future meetings due to a "Lack of trust". A President Donald Trump supporter, left, confronts a fellow Trump supporter, right, who was speaking on a megaphone, to ... Read More »

Sydney Trains workers to go on 24-hour strike


Only yesterday they said they were going to strike. today they're going to bring on a 24-hour strike to the network. The work stoppage will begin at 12.01am on Monday, January 29 - the day teachers will return to schools following the summer holidays. Read More »

Mormon Church Appoints 93-Year-Old Ex-Surgeon As President


Nelson , immediately takes his place as one of the world's most influential religious leaders. "How could I choose only two of the 12 apostles, each of whom I love dearly", Nelson said of the decision. His professional work included the positions of research professor of surgery and director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Utah and chairman of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City . Read More »

FBI Arrests Ex-CIA Officer Living in Hong Kong


Tuesday. A few years later, as CIA informants in China began to be compromised, the agency began desperately hunting for the mole in its midst or trying to figure out how the Chinese had cracked their systems, a New York Times report explains. Read More »

Martin Luther King III: Trump's comments are 'extremely racist'


Between the comments offered by speakers, there were live song and dance performances, poetry readings, a musical puppet performance and a skit put on by children. "Similar to what (Martin) did in his time". Senior Dezmond Earle, of Ontario, Canada, saw the march as a stance in a fight that continues globally against inclusion. Read More »

On Visit To Chile, Pope Asks For Forgiveness Over Sex-Abuse Scandal


Police employed water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds. Numerous demonstrators chanted "paedophile accomplices" as they approached the park. He said: "We are not against the visit of the Pope". The pope later told representatives of Chile's clergy at a packed Santiago cathedral that he was "attentive to what you are doing to respond to this great and painful evil". Read More »

Colombia Bridge Collapse Kills 10


An investigation has been launched to find out the reason for the bridge collapse . Pictures emerging from Colombia show large sections of the bridge have fallen down into a canyon below. The bridge is part of an ambitious programme to improve the route leading from Bogotá to the eastern plains by turning parts of it into a dual carriageway. Read More »

PM Modi receives Netanyahu in Delhi


Netanyahu will be visiting Delhi, Agra, Gujarat and Mumbai and will be accompanied by the Indian Prime Minister on extensive portions of his visit. According to the Government Press Agency, the Minister of State for External Affairs was originally scheduled to welcome the Prime Minister and his wife. Read More »

Home & Away star Jessica Falkholt dies in hospital


Following reports her life support had been turned off , Home and Away tweeted: "Rest in peace, lovely Jessica Falkholt ". Jessica Falkholt died on January 17, six days after her life support was turned off. Falkholt's parents were both killed in the crash, which also left her sister with fatal injuries. The driver of the four-wheel-drive, 50-year-old Craig Whitall, was reportedly travelling home from a Nowra methadone clinic. Read More »

South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump "shithole" remark

Former model Ivana, 68, released a tell-all memoir, Raising Trump, late a year ago foccused on her three children and her relationship with the former business mogul who became President. Trump also said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries such as Norway instead. "There are many reasons a president shouldn't say such a thing", the editors of the National Review said . Read More »

Rising oil prices keep prices at the pump high


Knoxville- $2.35/g, up 9.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.25/g. Metro Detroit's average increased about 3 cents to $2.67 per gallon. Gas prices were 20.6 cents per gallon higher on Sunday than they were a year ago. Despite the increase in gas prices, DeHaan states that the gasoline production is now strong and could indicate larger discounts in the weeks to come. Read More »

Erdogan: NATO must resist US Syria plan


The SDF now controls almost 25 percent of Syrian territory in the north and east. Under the plan, the US-led coalition fighting against IS in the war-torn area would recruit 30,000 fighters into the new force, according to U.S. On whether there are any discussions between Turkey and the US over the border security force to be led by the SDF, a group dominated by the terrorist PKK/PYD, Pahon said USA government officials have reached out to their Turkish counterparts and the issue is being ... Read More »

Justice Department Appeals DACA Decision To Supreme Court


There's no doubt that the administration will vigorously contest this decision, probably having to slog through an equally outrageous decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (see here and here) before the matter lands at the Supreme Court - unless the Solicitor General's office can convince the Supremes to entertain an interlocutory appeal to stay Judge Alsup's deliberately obstructionist decision until the merits are decided at a later hearing. Read More »

Hawaii false alarm: How would UK handle missile threat?


Contrary to Secretary Tillerson's assertion that North Korea is our "greatest security threat", the greatest threat to the US may be the fixation of people like Tillerson, Graham and Trump on Kim Jong Un . and said the relationship between the two country's was "crucial". Trump has repeatedly insulted the North Korean leader, describing him as mad and a "rocket man". Read More »

Qatar military plane intercepts UAE civilian aircraft


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday afternoon alleged that Qatari jet fighters - for the second time in one day - had "intercepted" an Emirati civilian aircraft as it approached Bahrain's worldwide airport. U.A.E. officials denied the sheikh was being held. Sheikh Abdullah belongs to a branch of the Al-Thani royal family that has seen its power eroded but is still well-connected in the Gulf. Read More »

Davis: We Should Speak Out Over Trump

Trump said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead. "And African-Americans are benefiting". We should also stop giving a pass not only to the current lawmakers who defend Trump , but the fellow Americans who voted for them, and for him. Read More »

North Korea In, Russia Out Of 2018 South Korea Olympics

It also says it will arrange for the orchestra to travel to the South by land via Panmunjom, as the North requested. Tension has been high as the North staged a flurry of nuclear and missile tests since previous year and Kim traded threats of war and personal attacks with US President Donald Trump. Read More »

'I'm not a racist': Trump defends himself, denies making vulgar comments

Trump a year ago ended the DACA program that was created by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, but delayed deportations to give Congress until March 5 to weigh in on the issue. In the meantime, the 800,000 people who are protected under the program are ensured their ability to live and work in the US, according to CNN . President Trump tweeted Sunday morning that " DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it", but Arizona Republican Sen. Read More »

Trump's doctor set to brief reporters on presidential physical

President Donald Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam. "He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates and a routine exercise regimen", Jackson said, but acknowledged that Trump is famously averse to exercise. Read More »

Microsoft and Alibaba AI now better at reading than us humans


The march of artificial intelligence continues. Surprisingly, the results showed that the deep neural network model was able to score an impressive 82.44, surpassing the 82.304 score garnered by its human rivals. The questions were reportedly generated from a set of Wikipedia articles, allowing the researchers to know if machines can process vast amounts of information. Read More »

Donald Trump has tweeted more about himself than America in first year

Trump has threatened to end DACA, but he seemed to keep the door open for a deal when he told reporters before dinner on Sunday night: "We're ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal...." "One of the great things about being president is that you can say whatever you want", Undersecretary of State Steven Goldstein said in an interview. Read More »