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The Weather Channel fires back at Trump's global warming tweet

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Trump has repeatedly expressed scepticism about the science of climate change , and said that global warming is a "farce " that the Chinese created to harm American industries. He wrote: "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record". Likewise, rising ocean water temperatures and warmer ocean air have been linked to the frequent and powerful hurricanes that battered the Caribbean and eastern United States . Read More »

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Russian meddling in the Brexit vote

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Facebook says it will look further into Russians meddled in the Brexit campaign. "You expressed a view that there may be other similar coordinated activity from Russian Federation that we had not yet identified through our investigation and asked for us to continue our investigatory work", the Facebook executive, United Kingdom policy director Simon Milner , wrote to Collins, in a letter that was published by Business Insider . Read More »

Senator Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal

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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. "Tonight, this hall belongs to the party of Lincoln. I am pleased the President quickly approved this legislation, and I look forward to the presentation of this elite award in the near future". Read More »

Texas reportedly hiring Herb Hand away from Auburn

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Hand came over to Auburn during the winter of 2016 after spending the previous two seasons working as run-game coordinator and offensive line coach for Penn State. He previously held that role under head coach Gus Malzahn at Auburn from 2013-15 and at Arkansas State in 2012. "The University of Texas and Longhorn Football speak for themselves in terms of history, tradition and pride in college football", Hand said. Read More »

Ireland's Varadkar: "The EU is at a decisive point"

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Sammy Wilson, Brexit spokesman for the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 MPs in Westminster, branded the prime minister a "nutcase" and claimed there had been a change of tone from Dublin since Varadkar took office last June . The Taoiseach said the European Union had "consistently recognised the unique position of Northern Ireland , and the unique situation in which it has been put by the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the EU". Read More »

Birmingham 2022 to deliver outstanding games - Smith

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The Games federation made the announcement Thursday morning in the United Kingdom city, following a nine month decision process. The announcement was officially made by the Commonwealth Games Federation at a special event at the Arena Academy school near the Alexander Stadium, the centrepiece for the Games in five years' time. Read More »

Nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V test-fired

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Agni-V was successfully test-fired last time on December 26, 2016. In the medium range ballistic missile category (1,000-3,500km), India has Agni-I (700-1,250km), Agni-II (2,000km) and Agni-III (3,000km). The first test-launch was carried out in 2012. "It's range has been long known, and India needs it to be able to retaliate against China's eastern seaboard's high value targets", Mr Narang said. Read More »

Paul Ryan suggests Democrats would be blamed if the government shuts down

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Conservatives were also threatening to balk. He said that Republicans need to accept that they won't be able to get deals on things they want, like more defense funding, if they don't give on Dreamer protections. Lindsey Graham . The bill would grant a path to citizenship to 690,000 DREAMers - undocumented people who entered the country as children. No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer said Democrats have not decided whether they will support another continuing resolution and " kick ... Read More »

Netanyahu visits Chabad House with young Moshe

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Moshe's father Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and mother Rivka were killed at the Nariman House during the attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have a packed schedule during the Mumbai leg of his visit to India on Thursday. IMAGE: Moshe - then "Baby Moshe" became a face of the innocent victims of ruthless terrorism - poses with his grandparents. "The visit to Nariman House was an emotional experience for Moshe", his grandfather Shimon Rosenberg said. Read More »

Fifty-two burnt alive as fire engulfs bus in Kazakhstan - arson suspected

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He also said the Hungarian-built Ikarus bus was overloaded with passengers. A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. He added that the reason for the fire was unknown. The blaze broke out on board a bus near the city of Aktobe, and quickly engulfed the vehicle, which was travelling from Samara in Russian Federation to the town of Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan. Read More »

Palestinian Teen to be Held Until End of Israeli Military Trial

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Jarrar was killed by Israeli special forces Thursday night in a firefight on the streets of Jenin, according to the Palestinian health ministry and Arabic-language media. Such flare-ups have been rare in the West Bank, where Palestinian security forces past year resumed cooperation with Israel despite the stalling of negotiations on statehood. Read More »

Led Coalition Goes Ahead With Training New Border Force in Syria

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Tillerson told reporters he had met Turkey's foreign minister in Vancouver on Tuesday to clarify the issue. "As the Iraqi forces gain experience and the political process advances, we will be able to decrease our troop levels in Iraq without losing our capability to defeat the terrorists", Bush said in a November 2005 speech. Read More »

Kelly tells lawmakers Trump's campaign promises on border wall were 'uninformed'

A source familiar with Kelly's comments in the closed-door meeting with Democrats and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus told CNN that Kelly said he has worked to educate the President and move him away from his campaign promises.Another source in the room with access to notes from the meeting told CNN that Kelly was talking about the difference between campaign speech and actual policy, saying, "You make campaign promises but then you learn the reality of governing, which is hard". Read More »

Turkish forces mass near Syrian border

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Turkish forces responded by shelling the Kurdish canton of Afrin in western Syria, while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly protested that the USA "was forming a terror army on our borders" as he threatened to attack the "terror nests". Read More »

Killer pleads guilty to strangling teen with belt she wore in selfie

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Gargol was found near a landfill site in Saskatoon , Saskatchewan , after being strangled to death, with the belt used to kill her lying close to the body. She said they had got drunk which ends up in a heated argument. She also played the part of concerned friend, asking Facebook if anyone had seen Gargol. Read More »

Katie Couric Returning to NBC to Co-Host Winter Olympics Opener

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ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC . NBC's Opening Ceremony broadcast has already made headlines once this week when it was reported that Katie Couric will co-host the Opening Ceremony alongside sports commentator Mike Tirico . Couric, of course, co-hosted Today from 1991 to 2006, pairing with Matt Lauer to lead the top-rated morning show on TV. "Katie has extensive Olympic experience, having anchored the Today show at six previous Games, and hosted the Opening Ceremony in Sydney, Salt Lake City, ... Read More »

Americans Give Trump Failing Grades

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The January 10 national poll found Trump is intelligent, but not fit or level-headed, USA voters say; first year was "disaster", "chaotic", "successful". Previous year he carried 61 percent of them. SurveyMonkey also did a year-long assessment of Trump's approval ratings, and the results were saying that his popularity within the white working-class women has deteriorated rapidly as his second year in office unfolds. Read More »

Wind Chill Advisory in effect until noon Tuesday, wind chills to -20º

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Below zero wind chills are expected to carry into Wednesday . That means that while the temperature outside may only drop to 40, it's going to feel much colder, with wind chill factors as low as 32 degrees. when snow should end. Use caution while driving, officials warn. We have rain in the forecast for early Monday morning through Monday afternoon, with morning temps in the 40s and highs in the 50s. Read More »

Lucknow: Class 1 Student Stabbed Inside School Toilet, Admitted to Trauma Centre

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The seven-year-old boy was allegedly attacked by a senior girl student. She then attacked him with a knife on the stomach and forehead and left, closing the washroom door from outside. The district inspector of schools has issued a showcause notice to the school for not informing the police about the incident in time. CCTV footage from approximately 70 cameras are being checked to learn the attack. Read More »

Lots of snow, tricky travel in parts of NY

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The most recent Christmas Day snowfall in New Orleans was pre-Katrina: in 2004. Silver Lake, Colorado holds the Lower 48 record for most snowfall in 24 hours, with 75.8 inches - that's 6.3 feet on April 15, 1921. The city of Milwaukee had 103 salt trucks treating slick spots Monday, according to WITI-TV. As far as temperatures, Chicago and Minneapolis saw their coldest Christmas since 1996 - and Duluth, Minn., broke a temperature record that dated to 1933. Read More »

Local Dreamer on DACA ruling: 'Congress needs to act'

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The Trump administration was "out in front, advancing their agenda and they were basically getting away with it", said Frank Sharry of America's Voice, an immigrant rights group. A bipartisan group of Republican and Democratic senators have been working on a compromise, even announcing last week they had reached a tentative agreement on a bill that would include border security. Read More »

Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Tax bill is a Christmas gift to all Americans

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The President-to-be was cheered by the wealthy crowd as he reportedly tucked into a $36 burger and promised them a tax cut. If the House does pass a bill, the legislation will still have to go to the US Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will need at least eight Democratic votes at least to keep the government open. Read More »