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Big-ticket items at centre of US Congress spending bill

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The former DHS secretaries stated in the letter that the DACA program was created in 90 days, and that a 45-day window set by president Trump is an insignificant amount of time to restructure a new program to protect DREAMers. Still, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the Republican stopgap proposal as "a loser" that does not help veterans, opioid addicts and retirees or meet defence needs. Read More »

Government Shutdown: Who Would Be to Blame?

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But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned that Senate Democrats might not provide those needed votes. House GOP leaders are cautiously optimistic they can muster the votes for their short-term funding bill released Tuesday night . Read More »

Rep. Joe Crowley says Republicans can avoid a shutdown without Democratic support

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Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina told reporters Tuesday night that there is now not enough support within the Republican Party to pass the CR on a party-line vote, according to HuffPost . "Democrats have an open net, they can't chip wide right or wide left at this point". Schumer has insisted that a measure to legalize DACA has to be added to a must-pass bill or it won't come up for consideration in the House. Read More »

Gerard Pique extends FC Barcelona deal till 2022

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Pique will now have a formal signing in the coming days, and is expected to be followed by right-back Sergi Roberto, who is also closing in on a new deal. He returned to his hometown club in 2008 and has since won La Liga six times and the Champions League on three occasions. Pique developed at Barca's famed La Masia academy and has played 421 games, winning a staggering 25 trophies. Read More »

Check out the world's longest flooded cave discovered by divers in Mexico

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The explorers had it the tough way and after several months of exploring and traversing a maze of underwater channels, the cave was identified. Underwater archaeologists discovered last week that the cave system known as Sac Actun, located near the beach town of Tulum, completely connects underwater to form a 216-mile-long cave. Read More »

Stay Safe and Avoid Scams - North Carolina Price Gouging Law in Effect

Gov. Cooper declared a state of emergency Tuesday to enable expedited storm response and recovery. "Mother Nature should help us pretty good", he said. Downtown Atlanta - the corporate capital of the South, notorious for its heavy traffic - was eerily quiet. Dozens of accidents were reported in metro Atlanta, including one involving a salt truck and another involving a commuter bus. Read More »

Program to Protect 'Dreamers' Is 'Probably Dead'

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Regarding DACA, the president reiterated that he was working toward a deal, but that Democrats were not helping. The announcement comes four days after a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration to restart the DACAprogram until a lawsuit challenging the administration's decision to end the program plays out in court. Read More »

Drone comes to the rescue of Aussie teen swimmers in world first

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Lifeguards testing out new drone technology in Australia have saved two people stranded off the coast of New South Wales state, as spotted by Quartz . When two teenagers were caught in a swell outside the safety flags, the drone flew out to the swimmers and dropped an inflatable "rescue pod" and were pulled back to shore in just over a minute. Read More »

1 jawan killed, 1 injured as Pak targets LoC posts in JK

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Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu , Arun Manhas said that the BSF troopers were giving a befitting reply to Pakistani firing. The girl was identified as Sabity, who was in cross-border firing in the Pindi Charkan village of Arnia, an official told the Greater Kashmir . Read More »

White House Physician: Trump's 'Overall Health Is Excellent'

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The test, called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , is a screening tool used to identify mild cognitive impairment or dementia . While the questions may seem straight forward enough, they are created to identify the attention, memory and visual skills that deteriorate in people with dementia. Read More »

Terrifying moment speedboat crashes into small fishing boat and sending fishermen overboard

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Larsen, 75, who uses a motorized scooter on land, told investigators he crashed because he was unable to see the other boat from his sitting position. State laws in the USA ban mobile phone use while driving however there are no specific laws around phone use while boating. Footage has now emerged showing Christopher McMahon, 46, Roni Durham, 57, and Bryan Maess, 47, reacting to the impending collision. Read More »

India among nations supporting UNGA resolution on Jerusalem

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He gave this explanation when asked about T&T's abstention from Thursday's vote in the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the status of Jerusalem. "We must evict the United Nations from the scenic Governor's House, where its bloated staff does nothing, and give this historic site to a school, a hospital or - best yet - a new U.S. Read More »

Mother Of Captive Kids 'perplexed' By Deputies

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Nor is it clear why the teen girl fled when she did, breaking a silence that had likely lasted years. Turpin, 49, and husband David Turpin, 57, are being held in lieu of $9 million bail after their arrests Sunday in Perris. "It didn't stand out that it would be a physical abuse or lack of feeding", Ripley said. There was also no indication that either suspect suffered from mental illness, Fellows said, or that the children's ordeal was linked to the family's religious beliefs. Read More »

Wimbledon champ eliminated from Australian Open

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At 32 years old, Hsieh is now No. 88 in the WTA singles rankings. Muguruza never looked comfortable in the match, double-faulting on break point in the second set and had 43 unforced errors. 1 Simona Halep easily handling former starlet Genie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2, and No. 6 Karolina Pliskova dismissing Brazil's Beatriz Hadad Maia 6-1, 6-1. Fifth seed Dominic Thiem survived his first career five-set match in Melbourne, rallying from two sets down to overcome qualifier Denis Kudla 6-7 ... Read More »

Trump policy in Afghanistan is working: Nikki Haley

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The Afghan leaders have told members of the UN Security Council that the existence of the Taliban safe haven across the border is one of the main obstacles to the peace process, the UNSC president said today. administration has undertaken its first diplomatic engagement with Islamabad by sending Ambassador Alice Wells, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Read More »

Cape Town water crisis: New restrictions

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We have listened to the comments of thousands of residents asking for fairness. It had recently announced a drought levy on all water users, but on Thursday it scrapped the plan after widespread complaints. The drought-stricken city announced on Thursday that it will begin marking 200 collection points where its 3.7 million residents will be required to queue for a rationed supply of water on "Day Zero" - now forecast to be April 21. Read More »

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 »