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Who's to blame for shutdown? DNC media takes aim at Stephen Miller

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Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, chairman of the Republican conference, said Trump needed to be a central player in order for the immigration debate to succeed in the House. Mr Graham's attack on Mr Miller comes just weeks after he defended the President from media criticism, telling CNN in December: "What concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy as some kind of kook not fit to be president". Read More »

Colleges name local students to dean's lists

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The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). The requirement to make Emerson's Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Jamestown resident Alexis Violet was named to the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at Roger Williams University in Bristol. George Fox offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 ... Read More »

Turkey threatens to target Kurdish forces in Syria's Manbij

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The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin had also discussed Turkey's military operation Erdogan by phone and that Syria's territorial integrity and sovereignty had to be respected. "We're going to have to see how this develops on the ground", the official added. In Washington, there is some sympathy for the Kurdish plight. Erdogan and his United States counterpart Donald Trump will speak over the phone on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Afrin, according to Mevlut Cavusoglu, ... Read More »

'You can not stop BJP,' Amit Shah tells Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

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Siddaramaiah further attacked the BJP chief on Twitter and dubbed him an "ex-jailbird".The chief minister's counter attack comes a day after the BJP president said "Siddaramaiah means corruption and corruption means Siddaramaiah". "People will not believe his false promises". With the Mahadayi issue going out of control, the BJP asked Rahul Gandhi to direct the Congress in Goa to agree to sharing water with Karnataka. Read More »

Federer Trying To 'Figure Out' Chung Game Plan

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It pitched Federer into his seventh Australian final as he chases his sixth Melbourne title and a record 20th Grand Slam victory. In his 30th Grand Slam final, Federer is due to play Croatia's Marin Cilic , who eliminated Britain's Britain's Kyle Edmund 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. Read More »

International Monetary Fund cuts South Africa's growth as Lagarde meets Ramaphosa

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Ahead of the WEF meeting this week, the International Monetary Fund adjusted its projections for global growth in its latest report, revising South Africa's expected GDP growth rate for 2018 down to just 0.9%, from 11% previously. It also shows the ANC wants to overcome the poor past of corruption it acquired since Jacob Zuma became president in 2009. Ramaphosa, 65, was elected leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress last month, positioning him to succeed President ... Read More »

Sex abuse: Ex-gymnastics doc jailed 175 years

Former sports doctor Larry Nassar likely still would be sexually assaulting girls if not for the work of an IN newspaper that helped to expose the abuse, a MI prosecutor said Wednesday. "But I had no clue", Stephens said. "Throughout my career, I have worked very hard to put Team MSU first", she continued. "But I'm very, very exhausted from it". Read More »

GOP Rep. Pat Meehan Won't Seek Re-Election

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The Times reported that the woman reached a confidential agreement with Meehan that included a settlement in an undisclosed amount. Meehan has chose to leave the House, sources in Congress and the Pennsylvania Republican Party confirmed Thursday night, saying he won't defend his seat in November's election. Read More »

Kashmiris observing Indian Republican Day as 'Black Day' today

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The woman, a class XI student at a Pune college, was subsequently sent for a de-radicalisation programme by the ATS. Police had sounded a high alert in Kashmir on January 24 after receiving intelligence inputs that 18-year-old woman from Pune Sadiya Anwar Shaikh is in Valley and planning suicide bombing near or inside the Republic Day parade venue in Kashmir on January 26. Read More »

Dutch security service hackers monitored Russian interference in US

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A screenshot of the Fancy Bears website fancybear.net seen on a computes screen in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. According to the report, later in the year, Russian hackers targeted the White House computer networks - the attack was also detected by the Dutch intelligence agency, which then informed U.S. Read More »

High in mid 40s, sunny skies today before even milder weekend temperatures

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A light west wind will increase to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. You might want to soak up those rays today as sunny skies will give way to clouds this afternoon in advance of a rainy weekend. A winter chill returns Thursday with highs in the 20s to near 30 degrees but it doesn't last long. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 miles per hour. Read More »

Weekend Weather: clouds and rain return

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There are some indications we could see a bit of snow or at least a rain/snow mix with this system. A light breeze out of the south in addition to this setup helps boost temperatures fast through the daytime hours. "By that point, rainfall totals will generally be around.25", but locally higher amounts may be up near.50". Look for sunshine to return to the Arklatex Sunday It will likely stick around through Wednesday of next week. Read More »

Candidates to replace Kerry Coombs; Buckeyes lose to Penn State at buzzer

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It was Ohio State's first Big Ten loss. He was the logical guy to take the final shot with a chance to win the game and give Penn State its first win over a ranked team this season. George King had 22 points and McKinley Wright IV had 15 points and seven assists for the Buffaloes (12-9, 4-5), who had won four of six starting with a sweep of the Arizona schools. Read More »

Police officer stabbed, shots fired

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A critical incident investigation has been launched into the stabbing and shooting. "It was a relatively routine situation they were in today and unfortunately that has escalated and ended in this very serious outcome", Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton told reporters in Maroubra on Friday. Read More »

Padmaavat to release in Pakistan with no cuts

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Padmaavat has gotten a "U" certificate in Pakistan without any cuts. Asked about it, Hasan said, " CBFC isn't biased in arts, creativity and healthy entertainment". The film has become one of the most controversial movies of all time. They also said that all the controversy was not required at all because nothing as such has been shown in the movie, which would affect the Rajput community in a wrong way. Read More »

Kevin Durant Still Fined $15000 for Comments About Refs Despite Apology

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I've got to keep my head a little bit. I could be better. "I looked at a couple of techs, and the plays, and I was being an a- hole last night", Durant said after practice Wednesday. However, Durant was ejected after he starred down referee Brett Nansel after a no-call on a drive to the basket, then (according to Haynes) yelled: "Why the f- that's not a foul?" With a night to sleep on it, Kevin Durant has realized he was in the wrong for his actions and comments during and after Tuesday's ... Read More »

Afrin region urges Syrian state to defend border against Turkey

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Stoltenberg stressed that this needed to be done "in a proportionate and measured way". At least 343 Daesh, Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists have been "neutralised" since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Afrin region of Syria , Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. Read More »

India set 266-run target for Bangladesh in quarters

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Electing to bat, India scored 265 on the back of Shubman Gill's 86 and Abhishek Sharma's 50. In the morning, Shubman Gill hit 86 off 94 balls to anchor India's progress, with Prithvi Shaw (40), Abhishek (50) and Harvik Desai (34) lending him support from the other end. Read More »

NY Governor Signs Executive Order on Net Neutrality

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The CEO said AT&T plans to work with Congress, other internet companies and consumer groups in the coming months to push for the "Internet Bill of Rights". New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is leading a coalition of 22 states that are suing to restore Net neutrality, praised the GAO decision to investigate. Read More »

ASEAN centre of India's Act East Policy: PM Modi

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Modi has invited the leaders of all 10 ASEAN nations to join him for India's Republic Day celebrations on Friday in the biggest ever gathering of foreign leaders at the parade, which showcases the country's military might and cultural diversity. Read More »

Illinois Lawmaker Proposes Ban on Youth Football Over Brain Injury Fears

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Tregg Duerson, Dave's son, says his father shot himself in the chest so that his brain could be studied. "On the football field, we're paying attention to the bright, shiny object - concussion - because it's obvious", said Dr. He said he saw no evidence that CTE should be a worry for such children and vowed to oppose Sente's bill even though he has worked with her to reduce head injuries at the high school level. Read More »