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U.S. lawmakers seek budget breakthrough on eve of shutdown deadline

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The House narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord Friday morning, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The Senate will take up the issue next week. He called it "the best thing we've done" for the middle class and the economy. Trump said speaking to law enforcement panel. Read More »

We count on India to achieve just peace: Abbas

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The visit, which came weeks after Modi hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , was seen as an Indian effort to balance its strengthening ties with Israel. "India will always support Palestine's development journey". India was one of the 120 UN member states that voted in favor of Palestine in the UN General Assembly resolution calling on the U.S.to retract its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December. Read More »

Newcastle vs Man Utd Match Preview

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I think the natural effect is he will have his contract and he'll be a Manchester United player for years". Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to first-team training two days ago, but the Manchester United striker will not be ready for the trip. Read More »

Russian doping scandal looms over Winter Olympics

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Russian Federation was suspended over an institutionalized, government-funded doping system and the systematic manipulation of anti-doping tests. CAS upheld the appeal of 28 athletes due to insufficient evidence but the International Olympic Committee still refused to invite them saying the evidence was there. Read More »

A Scandalous Move to Block Nunes Memo

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Republican Representative Trey Gowdy , a key member of the House Intelligence committee denied reports that the memo was involved in the Russian Federation investigation stating, "To the extent the memo deals with the dossier and the FISA process, the dossier has nothing to do with the meeting at Trump Tower". Read More »

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria

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However, Israel also had little reason to support the Islamic State or al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist groups that became the Syrian government's primary rivals. An F-16 fighter plane crashed in northern Israel after coming under fire from Syrian anti-aircraft missiles, and the pilots were hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries. Read More »

Olympics under way: US beats Russian athletes in curling

Athletes from Russia sported grey jackets and denim trousers, and walked out under the Olympic flag, instead of a Russian one, during arguably the most important event of any year's games. But the global Olympic body left the door open to athletes with no history of doping to compete as neutrals. Studies had to be done, evidence had to be provided, fair hearings for the Russian athletes had to be offered. Read More »

Crown Prince Al Nahyan Personally Receives PM Modi In United Arab Emirates

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PM Modi is likely to announce the set-up of a super-speciality hospital in Palestine's Ramallah . Some agreements are likely to be signed during Modi's three-hour visit. Despite Modi's personal camaraderie with Netanyahu, India voted in the UN General Assembly in December a year ago against US President Donald Trump's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

Combined Korean hockey team loses to Swiss in Olympic debut

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Kim Yo Jong arrived in South Korea on Friday with Kim Yong Nam , the North's nominal head of state, for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the alpine resort town of Pyeongchang. Organizers for the 2018 Winter Olympics say a cyberattack may have occurred during Friday's opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea . "An early resumption of dialogue between the United States and the North is needed also for the development of the South-North Korean relationship", Moon ... Read More »

Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

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Adam Rippon doesn't want his monthlong dispute with Mike Pence over the USA vice president's record on gay rights to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance. Ahead of the reception, hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korean media said Pence was expected to be seated opposite Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's nominal head of state, at the 12-seat head table. Read More »

Winter Climate Advisory Issued for Kankakee County

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Expect a freezing drizzle and light snow mix across central IN this weekend. Snow for northern Wyoming today into this evening . The service predicts an accumulation of anywhere between 3 and 10 inches Thursday , depending on where the notice was posted. Read More »

Duterte Says Ban On Deployment Of Filipino Workers To Kuwait Stays

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Speaking in a press conference, Duterte decried the mistreatment of Filipino workers overseas, saying he was ready to take "drastic steps" to preserve their lives. Duterte, who just weeks ago had asked Kuwaitis to treat Filipino workers with "dignity", decried Demafelis' fate, along with that of other Filipino workers mistreated overseas. Read More »

Chicagoland preparing for wintry blast, up to foot of snow

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Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected. Now the axis of heaviest snow (4-8 inches and up to 10 inches in some localized areas) is expected to occur generally along and north of an Iowa City to Davenport, and to a Princeton, Illinois. Read More »

Gerry Adams Stepping Down as Sinn Fein Leader After 34 Years

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The new leader also spoke about Sinn Fein's stance on the Eighth Amendment. Mary Lou McDonald has been elected as the new president of Sinn Féin. In January when she was announced as president-elect Mrs McDonald said that under her leadership the party would aim to convince unionists that a United Ireland was the best way forward for everyone. Read More »

Two Ohio police officers shot to death, suspect held

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The City of Westerville said on Twitter that police were investigating an officer-involved shooting on Cross Wind Drive. They came under fire when they responded to the address connected with the call. The names of the slain officers have not been released, pending notification of relatives. Police will hold a press conference around 3:30 pm Saturday. Read More »

Super Bowl Gives NBC Most-Watched Week Since 2010

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New England, NBC , 103.39 million; "Super Bowl Post-Game", NBC, 73.45 million; " This is Us ", NBC, 26.97 million. NBC's coverage of Super Bowl LII gave it its most- watched week during the official television season since 2010 even though the game drew its smallest audience since 2009. Read More »

US Congress stumbles into government shutdown, budget deal stalled

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Republicans will have trouble trying to pass a stop-gap funding bill through the Senate; Democrats want to match increases in non-defense to defense spending for the year. It would contain nearly $300 billion over current limits on defense and domestic accounts. She has been speaking on the House floor for hours, since about 10 a.m. Read More »

Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on North Korea

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The real Trump did not attend the Olympic Games, but Vice President Pence is in South Korea as part of the US delegation. "The North Koreans should understand that for a summit or any kind of serious talks to occur, Moon needs to be able to take something to Washington - something that addresses denuclearisation", he said . Read More »

White House Happy With Senate Budget Deal

The budget deal passed by U.S lawmakers early on Friday will alleviate the spending fights that marked President Donald Trump's first year in office, but sets the stage for a battle over immigration and who is to blame for exploding deficits ahead of November's congressional elections. Read More »

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to Pyongyang

Kim Yo Jong, believed to be 30, arrived at the Games following a massive military parade and a speech by her brother touting their nation's "global military power". The meeting could turn out to be just a lunch, a photo op or a nicety. The Koreas could potentially talk about a South Korean special envoy meeting Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang or even a summit between Moon and Kim. Read More »