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Majority of Australians do not care about Australia Day celebration

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Less than a quarter (23%) chose the current date from a range of options when asked what day would be best, and interestingly, many who identified the First Fleet as the reason behind January 26 for the celebration did not think it was the best date for Australia Day , however the country is evenly divided when it comes to the issue of indigenous sensibilities. Read More »

U.S. deputy fatally shoots teen in courtroom

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Events unfolded as a judge wrapped up a hearing involving a firearms charge against the boy and an electronic monitoring device the court assigned him earlier in the case, Minerd said. The deputy "let go of Karen and slung Joey on the ground", she said. A deputy handed her a card with the Franklin County coroner's office number scribbled on the back. Read More »

Trump Signs $1.5T Tax Cut Legislation

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That's because the president was not pleased with news coverage questioning whether he would get the bill signed before Christmas. Corporations, Trump said, "are literally going wild" about the reductions in the business tax rate. Polls show that the tax bill is not popular. Most Americans will see their taxes drop temporarily, but the biggest benefits will go to corporations, whose cuts are permanent. Read More »

CJI meets four senior-most SC judges once more

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The Department of Homeland Security announced Saturday that it would once again start processing applications for renewal of DACA permits because of Alsup' ruling . The decision to ask the Supreme Court for a review indicates how serious the administration is about dismantling the program, at least as it exists in its current state. Read More »

Trump To Ban Haitian And Shithole Immigration

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Following reports that President Donald Trump referred to several countries, including Haiti , as "shitholes" (reports the president partially denied), on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now barred people from the Caribbean country from applying for low-skilled working visas. Read More »

Trump, Republicans Will Be Blamed for Government Shutdown, New Poll Finds

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Funding for the program expired on September 30; Congress approved a short-term patch to prevent states from running out of cash, but it's not clear how long that money will last. Kelly met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in a meeting lawmakers described as cordial but revealed the two sides were as far apart as ever . Read More »

Axios: Bannon had a 'slip-up' in House Intelligence answer

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The subpoena is a sign that Bannon is not personally the focus of the investigation. "This was effectively a gag order by the White House", Schiff said , adding that Bannon would likely be back in front of the committee soon, and this time without any restrictions. Read More »

Housing market enters 2018 on firm footing

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That said, almost a quarter of surveyors reported that the number of market appraisals they undertook increased in December, which perhaps suggests that many would-be sellers were using last month to understand the current value of their home, ready to potentially put their property on the market early this year. Read More »

Padmaavat: SC removes BAN from all four states

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While Deepika Padukone essays the role of Rani Padmani, Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor plays the role of Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh plays the role of Khilji. In the letter, the Rajasthan's Chittorgarh MP had stated that the film could be banned if members of Mewar's royal family and historians object to it after the screening. Read More »

TransCanada closes Keystone XL open season after "strong" demand

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The Toronto-based Globe and Mail reported Thursday that the commitment to the Keystone XL by the Alberta government had angered a pipeline competitor, Enbridge. Last month, the NEB gave permission for the company to bypass some of Burnaby's bylaws after determining that the municipality was unfairly delaying the project. Read More »

'12 Strong' Review: Winning the Battles but Losing the War

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I can not emphasize enough the importance of 12 Strong and how uplifting it is. "The collaboration of the American soldiers with the local Afghan people, that was another big reason for me". Hemsworth's character is based on retired Green Beret Mark Nutsch, who was on the red carpet for Tuesday night's premiere in New York City. "I looked her up and I thought she looked very lovely and sounded like a wonderful person". Read More »

'Close the Deal.' Congress Wants President Trump to Be Decisive on Immigration

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Trump has made their mission no easier, as he took to Twitter Tuesday to say "The Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all". On Friday at 11:59:59 p.m. "We'd still like to see a clean funding bill, a two-year budget deal, but we do support the short-term CR", Sanders said. The Senate approach, Lujan Grisham said, would reduce the parents of Dreamers to "second-class citizens" because they would receive temporary protections and no pathway to citizenship, as well as ... Read More »

Aberdeen bypass work continues despite collapse of Carillion

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Experts also said up to 30,000 small firms were owed money by Carillion , which crashed into liquidation on Monday morning, with insolvency practitioners reporting an immediate rush of calls from anxious business owners. Chief executive Sarah Beale said: "We understand it's a very worrying time for the young people who were on the Carillion apprenticeship programme, but we can help them restart their training and get their careers back on track if they get in touch with us". Read More »

India's military not as strong as officers claim: Hu Zhiyong

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General Rawat added that one must "look at where poppy and cannabis grows". Indian and Chinese troops were locked in a 73-day standoff in Doklam that began on June 16 past year after the Indian side stopped construction of a road in the disputed area by the PLA. Read More »

Plenty of evidence against Hafiz Saeed, says former Afghan president Hamid Karzai

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Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had said that there is no case registered against Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Islamabad and without it, action can not be initiated against anyone. He also said there was no danger of a war with India and both countries should ensure there is no escalation of the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. Read More »

HHS to Enforce Religious Freedom for Healthcare Workers

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The creation of the division is in accordance with that order, according to HHS documents. But opponents of the Bush-era rules said they were overly broad, as "some workers cited their when denying fertility treatment to lesbian couples or not providing ambulance transportation to a pregnant woman seeking an abortion , " Politico notes". Read More »

Ashleigh Banfield embroiled in disagreement with reporter

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Since the report, Twitter users have overwhelmed the platform with their hot takes. All of the extraneous details that we dwell on, the fact that her expectations for the evening may have been different than his , the fact that she met him at his apartment or agreed to go back to his apartment, the fact that he's famous, etc., have no bearing on whether or not Aziz Ansari committed sexual assault. Read More »

Data center computers could face reboot hell

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Now, it appears that the contagious virus is affecting new chips as well. The Kaby Lake chips are the company's most recent offering. Meanwhile, there exists multiple lawsuits against Intel already. "Generally speaking, the workloads that incorporate a larger number of user/kernel privilege changes and spend a significant amount of time in privileged mode will be more adversely impacted", he says. Read More »

Schiphol airport cancels flights as storm lashes Europe

Schiphol tweeted shortly after 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) that it was halting all takeoffs and landings "until further notice" because of the severe weather conditions. The national NS train service meanwhile cautioned that fewer trains will be running, as the national weather office warned parts of the northeast could be hit by snow. Read More »

Pope marries couple on plane over Chile

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The ceremony took place while the pope and his entourage were flying from Santiago to the northern city of Iquique. "The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will speak", the pope said in response to a journalist's question about the 61-year-old bishop, appointed by Francis in 2015 despite being accused of covering up another priest's abuse of boys. Read More »

Mulitple officers injured in police-involved shooting in Harrisburg

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A U.S. Marshals Task Force was serving a warrant around 6:10 a.m. this morning when the shooting occurred at a residence in the area of S. 18 and Mulberry streets. "The person who used that force is not as large", Chardo said in a press conference, according to WGAL . Chardo says the officers were part of a U.S. Read More »