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What's in, and not in, deal ending the government shutdown

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The impasse broke after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer reached a deal over immigration Monday morning. However, key issues remained unresolved, the CNN said. Sixteen Democrats and two Republicans voted against the measure. The turnaround comes as lawmakers scramble to make a deal to protect from deportation 700,000 or more young immigrants in the country illegally since childhood. Read More »

Sheriff's deputy shot, killed north of Denver; suspect at large

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Dozens of law enforcement officers lined outside of Denver Health on Wednesday night following the shooting death of an Adams County Sheriff's deputy. We'll have updates later. The suspect is still on the run, and a perimeter was set up as authorities and K-9 units began canvassing the area for the suspect. Read More »

Naveen suspends Baijayant Panda from BJD's primary membership

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Minister Patro said party supremo suspended him from primary membership of the party. He also said all allegations against him are false and baseless. "I will ponder on this news and pray to Lord Jagannath for guidance before I respond further", he said. Baijayant Panda was in the eye of a storm after he attacked bureaucrats in the Chief Minister's Office for "interfering" in BJD politics. Read More »

Flynn Concealed FBI Interview From White House, Trump

Flynn answered questions without a lawyer present and without telling President Donald Trump or other top White House officials - and more than 10 months later pleaded guilty to lying during that January 24, 2017, interview, reported NBC News . Read More »

Trying to take selfie on tracks, man hit by train

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In a shocking incident that highlights the dangers of attempting suicidal selfies, a man from Hyderabad ended up in hospital after he was hit by a Multi-Modal Transport System ( MMTS) train on Monday. Without anticipating the danger, Shiva posed for a selfie in front of the fast approaching MMTS Train. The audio, still on, indicates a commotion as people realise what happened and rush towards the injured man. Read More »

Trump seeks $25 billion for border wall, offers 'Dreamer' citizenship

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He also wants $5 billion for border security and $25 billion for a border wall with Mexico - $30 billion in total. He emphasized they should not worry about being deported and again stated that he would try to provide protection if Congress couldn't reach a deal by March 5 when the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , known as DACA, officially expires. Read More »

Oregon Voters Approve Measure 101

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What the passage of Measure 101 means for voters is that it will ensure health care coverage for those with disabilities, children, and the elderly. But her campaign faced big obstacles; more than 160 community groups, including the very hospitals and insurers taxed by Measure 101, supported the ballot measure. Read More »

Mnangagwa Promises Elections By July, Says Will Respect Result

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Questioned whether he would allow observer missions from the likes of the European Union (EU) in, he answered: "If you have that criteria, why would you want to deny global observers coming to our country?" All that is there now is the interrogation of it and say are there people with multiple farms and issues of vandalism and so on, but the issue is out and I believe most of the Commonwealth countries accept that the programme is done. Read More »

Philadelphia Plans To Set Up Safe Injection Sites

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According to a scientific review of safe injection sites released by city officials, the sites could save between 24 and 76 lives each year, while also preventing as many as 18 cases of HIV and 213 cases of hepatitis C. But the heart wrenching question for the city is: Is it better to keep going with a zero-tolerance policy, or to make sure that those who are addicted to opioids stay alive long enough to recover? "No one here condones or supports illegal drug use in any way", said Farley. Read More »

Indonesia's special forces drink snake blood to impress Mattis

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Wearing a hood to blind him, one knife-wielding Indonesian soldier slashed away at a cucumber sticking out of his colleague's mouth, coming just inches from striking his nose with the long blade. "The unity of the United Nations on this issue shows that this is a broadly-based assessment of (North Korea)", Mattis said, adding the North is a country the worldwide community doesn't want to possess a nuclear capability. Read More »

Sacked Catalan leader vows to lead despite Spain 'threats'

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The Spanish government has remained steadfast in its position that Puigdemont can not be re-elected as Catalonia president, as the region's constitution bars individuals from serving in an official capacity from overseas and would be physically present for the vote. Read More »

Venezuelan re-election in April

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He said the ruling socialist party would settle on a single consensus candidate at a convention February 4. Not long after the assembly vote, Maduro said he would seek re-election. The opposition, by comparison, has no clear front-runner and has been reeling after a series of defeats in municipal and regional elections . The US and the European Union have placed sanctions on Venezuela in retaliation for Maduro's crackdown on his opponents. Read More »

Mum accused of killing children with poison

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It is alleged Ms Crabtree received A$567,863 (£324,164) from two insurance claims: one made before Erin's death and one after. Police allege that in 2012 an 18-year-old woman was found dead at an address in Maudsland, and last year the body of a 26-year-old man was located in Upper Coomera. Read More »

HAPPENING NOW: Senate voting on Brownback's ambassadorship confirmation

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the confirmation today by the Senate of a new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Vice President John Calhoun holds the ultimate record with 31 tie-breaking votes. In 2015, Brownback rescinded an executive order from a previous Democratic governor banning discrimination in state hiring and employment against LGBT individuals. Read More »

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Resigns After Presiding Over 3.5 Million Abortions

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Richards reportedly told some organization's board members about her plans to step down, but the organization has yet to confirm whether or not she plans to give up her post, BuzzFeed reported Wednesday. A third of the nation's more than 900,000 abortions annually are performed at Planned Parenthood clinics , according to the data from Planned Parenthood and the Guttmacher Institute. Read More »

Led strikes kill up to 150 IS fighters in Syria

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The target of the strike was an "ISIS headquarters and command and control center", Dillon said, adding that the strike involved "over a week's worth" of intelligence work involving multiple kinds of coalition intelligence as well as information from US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS on the ground. Read More »

Republicans Overwhelmingly Support Israel While Democrats' Sympathies Split with Palestinians

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The partisan divide in the USA over support for Israel has reached a historic high according to a new opinion poll published by the Pew Research Center. Lenny Ben-David, the former director of AIPAC-Israel told WIN , "The poll result comes after eight years of the Obama administration heaping criticism on Israel for 'lack of flexibility.' Trump and Pence's closeness to Israel actually drive away Democratic supporters from Israel because 'a friend of my enemy is my enemy.' The Republican ... Read More »

Three Sixers to play in Rising Stars Challenge

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Eleven players in Kings history have participated in this game. Murray, 20, has appeared in 46 games (all starts) for Denver this season, averaging 16.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 29.8 minutes per game. Other players selected to the game include Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons , Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball , Boston Celtics duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum , Chicago Bulls' Lauri Markkanen, and New York Knicks' Frank Ntilikina. Read More »

Trump calls out New Haven's mayor after boycotting White House meeting

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Brand is in Washington , D.C., this week for the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Joining Brand from other California cities are San Diego's Kevin Faulconer , Irvine's Donald Wagner, Pleasanton's Jerry Thorne, Livermore's John Marchand, Cerritos' Grace Hu, Dublin's David Haubert, San Bernardino's Carey Davis, San Ramon's William Clarkson, and Danville's Newell Arnerich. Read More »

California parents accused of torturing 13 children planned to move to Oklahoma

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The siblings, who range in age from 2 to 29, were severely malnourished when they were rescued from the Turpins' Perris, California , home on January 14, according to police. "He stood by the table and didn't sit down", Parra said. When Sheriff's deputies arrived, they gave food and water to the children, who said they were "starving". Read More »

Macron calls for global compact to harness globalization

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But in a July visit to Paris, Trump was delighted by a military parade to mark France's annual Bastille Day holiday and the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War One, and has said Macron is "doing a terrific job in France". "Our history and roots are not synonymous with protectionism". He said a number of political and economic reforms were required in the eurozone and beyond to make sure future challenges could be met successfully . Read More »

Drought-Stricken Cape Town Braces For Water To Run Out In April

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Cape Town - Three people were arrested for stealing cable from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in the vicinity of the notorious "Bonteheuwel split" on the Cape Town rail network, police said on Wednesday. And as a bonus our water bill has been reduced from around $23 per month to $2.30. South African Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona added: "We are pleased that we have not received any reports of any tourism attractions and services interrupted by the water shortage and we ... Read More »