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Heading into his presidency, it appeared that Democrats and Republicans might find common ground on plans to invest in infrastructure upgrades across the nation, but Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have had difficulty pushing major bills through, including failed health care reform proposals.
  • Big Ten Fall Sports Television Schedule Announced

    Big Ten Fall Sports Television Schedule Announced

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    Iowa's two early December Big Ten games are Penn State in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 2, and at in on Monday, Dec. 4. As a result, conference play is starting earlier than usual. · Things that stand out on the Big Ten schedule: We've already mentioned the addition of Monday and Friday games, the one-day turnarounds and the two early December games as major changes to the Big Ten schedule.
  • Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council

    Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council

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    The council would have advised the president on his plan to spend as much as $1 trillion rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure. It was meant to help the White House decide how to allocate funds for Trump's thus-far-nonexistent $1 trillion proposal to rebuild the country's transportation systems, which the administration promised to unveil "later this year".
  • Trump memoir ghostwriter predicts United States leader will resign

    Trump memoir ghostwriter predicts United States leader will resign

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    The end is near but must keep pressure high", he tweeted . In a follow-up tweet, Schwartz went a step further by predicting that the president would resign by the end of the year, saying, "Trump's presidency is effectively over. In a damning interview with the New Yorker that was widely cited, Schwartz told the magazine that he regretted having penned the memoir for the billionaire businessman.
  • Mugabe's wife has been accused of assault in South Africa

    Mugabe's wife has been accused of assault in South Africa

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    Lawyers for 20-year-old Gabriella Engels threatened to go to court if South Africa's government grants Mugabe immunity, saying it can not be used to "escape prosecution from grave crimes". Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters on Wednesday Mrs. Mugabe had been due to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon under a deal struck with authorities, but she failed to turn up.
  • Mattis, Tillerson co-host US-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting

    Mattis, Tillerson co-host US-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting

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    That (military) is not our preferred pathway. The discussions examined how the United States and Japan would coordinate their response to the evolving regional security environment and strengthen their bilateral security and defense cooperation, and the participants also reviewed the continued realignment of USA armed forces in Japan, State Department officials said.
  • Days numbered for Taney statue at State House

    Days numbered for Taney statue at State House

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    Supreme Court justice Roger B. Taney, who defended slavery in the landmark 1857 Dred Scott decision. His announcement follows comments Monday from Democratic gubernatorial challenger Benjamin Jealous and fellow trust member and state House Speaker Michael E.
  • Japan Reports Trade Surplus in July as Exports Rise Again

    Japan Reports Trade Surplus in July as Exports Rise Again

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    Japan's total exports increased 13.4 per cent last month from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed yesterday. Exports had been fueling an expansion in recent quarters, but domestic demand drove growth in the three months through June, with the economy expanding at an annualized rate of 4 percent, projected as the best rate among Group of Seven economies.
  • Corruption Has Become 'Institutionalised', Needs To Be Uprooted: PM Modi

    Corruption Has Become 'Institutionalised', Needs To Be Uprooted: PM Modi

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    Rajnath Singh referred to Modi's remarks on Kashmir and said it was heartwarming to see the Prime Minister making his government's stand clear. Seen as the first major initiative involving CEOs below 45 years of age under the 2022 New India mission, PM Modi will be devoting his entire Thursday to hear from these young professionals on topics such as Digital India: Reaching the last mile; Energizing a Sustainable Tomorrow, Health and Nutrition, Education and Skill Development and Soft ...
  • Amit Shah holds strategic meeting for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    Amit Shah holds strategic meeting for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

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    Sources in the BJP said that during the hour-long meeting at the party office here, Shah gave special focus on coastal states like Odisha, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal for achieving the target. These seats were in various states including West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka and in the north east. Likewise, Dharmendra Pradhan has been assigned seats in Kerala while Piyush Goyal will be looking after seats in Tamil Nadu and Nirmala Sitharaman in Karnataka.
  • Trump Abandons Plans for Infrastructure Advisory Council

    Trump Abandons Plans for Infrastructure Advisory Council

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    Though President Donald Trump used his press conference yesterday (August 15) to make it clear what he thinks of Charlottesville and what he dubbed the "alt-left", the stated goal of his speech was to announce how he is planning to upgrade the nation's infrastructure.
  • Trump's lawyer circulates email with secessionist rhetoric

    Trump's lawyer circulates email with secessionist rhetoric

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    Comey, who was sacked by Trump on May 9. John Dowd, the president's personal lawyer appears to be in the business of convincing journalists that the Confederacy and Southern secession wasn't all that bad. "Both were great men, great commanders and great Americans, " the email read. It goes on to say that both men "saved America", among other wild claims, and concludes that "you can not be against General Lee and be for General Washington, there is literally no difference between the two ...
  • OkCupid bans white nationalist for life after Charlottesville rally

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    The Daily Stormer, a site frequented by Mr Cantwell and other white supremacists, was banned by both USA domain host GoDaddy and search giant Google . "These k-- will stop at nothing!" OKCupid is not the first internet company to take a hard stance against white supremacy after the Charlottesville violence.
  • Rohrabacher: Assange Says Russia Not Behind DNC Email Leak | Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

    Rohrabacher: Assange Says Russia Not Behind DNC Email Leak | Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

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    Conservative journalist Charles Johnson told The Daily Caller he brokered the meeting between the two because Assange was interested in striking a deal with US officials so he can stop living in asylum at the embassy. Rohrabacher was warned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2012 that Russian spies were trying to recruit him. The conversation between Rohrabacher and Assange, which was first reported by the Daily Caller, "ranged over many topics", according to the statement.
  • Van Drives Through Crowd In Barcelona; Police Label Terrorist Attack

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    Tamara Jurgen, a visitor from the Netherlands, said she and a friend were inside a clothing store steps from the scene and were kept inside until it was safe to leave. London has had three vehicle-related terror attacks this year. One person was killed in an explosion in a house in Catalonia, according to Spanish police.
  • Young Irishman dies after being shot in Mexico carjacking

    Young Irishman dies after being shot in Mexico carjacking

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    Local authorities initially misidentified the victim as Swiss, but after further investigation contacted the Irish embassy in Mexico. They were confronted by a number of armed men when Mr Maguire was shot and killed. Michoacan state has been called the "birthplace" of Mexico's devastating drugs war and is home to the infamous Knights Templar cartel. It is understood that the individual, who is believed to be from Co Louth, was shot several times at a service station in the Michocán region ...
  • Amid North Korea Crisis, China and US Aim to Deepen Military Cooperation

    Amid North Korea Crisis, China and US Aim to Deepen Military Cooperation

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    Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Both China and the United States have stressed they do not want a war on the Korean peninsula and are participating in global sanctions against North Korea aimed at stopping Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
  • Van Hits Pedestrians in Barcelona, Injuring Several

    Van Hits Pedestrians in Barcelona, Injuring Several

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the attack in Barcelona has "the hallmarks, it appears, of yet another terrorist attack ", and offered condolences for the "loss of life and injuries" of "so many innocent people, yet again". One person was killed in an explosion in a house in Catalonia , according to Spanish police. Witnesses of an attack in Barcelona's historic tourist district have spoken to Sky News .
  • Navy Fires Commander, XO from USS Fitzgerald for Fatal Collision

    Navy Fires Commander, XO from USS Fitzgerald for Fatal Collision

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    A separate official report released on Thursday contained dramatic accounts of what happened when the freighter hit the USS Fitzgerald, killing seven Navy sailors. "The occupants of Berthing 2 described a rapidly flooding space, estimating later that the space was almost flooded within a span of 30 to 60 seconds", according to the 41-page report, which estimated the sailors had no more than 90 seconds to escape.