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The same slippery conditions and unsafe wind chills swept across several southern states Tuesday, shutting down interstates, triggering highway crashes, closing airport runways and prompting widespread school closings. More than 800 U.S. flights have been canceled and many others delayed Wednesday, with airports in Atlanta, Houston, Boston and New Orleans tallying the most cancellations, flight tracking site Flightaware.com says.
  • UK Appoints Minister of Loneliness

    UK Appoints Minister of Loneliness

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    Research shows that more than 9 million people in the United Kingdom always or often feel lonely, while around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. Crouch is the current junior Minister for Sport and Civil Society. She had formed an independent, cross-party Commission of MPs and charities to highlight the fact that "we can all do something to help lonely people in our community".
  • Jeff Flake: 'On no account' evaluating Trump to Stalin

    Jeff Flake: 'On no account' evaluating Trump to Stalin

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    Trump repeatedly has dismissed negative media coverage as "Fake News" and even promised to give out mock awards to media outlets he deems corrupt and dishonest. He said Trump's "repulsive" statements show he has it backward - "despotism is the enemy of the people". In that speech, he announced that he would not be seeking re-election in 2018.
  • Bannon's refusal to answer leads to subpoena

    Bannon's refusal to answer leads to subpoena

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    Bannon's counsel conferred with the White House after the committee issued a subpoena, Schiff said , "and was instructed by the White House to refuse again to answer any questions concerning the time during the transition and his time in the administration".
  • What will the winter storm bring? Here's the latest forecast

    What will the winter storm bring? Here's the latest forecast

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    Greg Abbott said in a statement. More than 1,700 pieces of snow equipment have been deployed on state roads. Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute. "I've already been to the grocery store to try to get the necessary things that we will need for the next two or three days". Throughout the South and Northeast, winter weather advisories are also in effect, extending as far south as the western Florida panhandle and southern Texas.
  • Majority of National Park Service Advisory Panel Resigns from Trump Administration

    Majority of National Park Service Advisory Panel Resigns from Trump Administration

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    In an email earlier this month inquiring about the status of the more than 200 boards that had come under review, Interior spokeswoman Heather Swift said , "Boards have restarted". I am submitting my resignation as Chair and member of the National Park System Advisory Board . "And we worry greatly that the new initiatives incorporated in the [National Park System] are now being rescinded".
  • Tillerson Preaches Respect as Diplomats Cope With Trump Remarks

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    Two other Republican senators who attended the meeting came to Trump's defense Sunday. Lawmakers are under a March 5 deadline to write legislation to fix the Obama-era DACA program. The US Embassy confirmed receipt of the government's request on Monday. The denial follows several days of controversy over his reported " shithole " remarks, which sparked widespread condemnation from foreign leaders and bipartisan criticism in the US.
  • Veteran sues hospital for leaving scalpel inside him after surgery

    Veteran sues hospital for leaving scalpel inside him after surgery

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    The scalpel knife was used during a radical prostatectomy performed four years earlier at the West Haven VA hospital. Turner's complaint alleges that the surgical instrument was left after a 2013 prostate surgery, and claims that employees connected with the Connecticut VA system determined that it was "at fault for leaving a foreign object in plaintiff's body".
  • SWEET: Durbin says,

    SWEET: Durbin says, "I stand by every word I said"

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    Rep. John Lewis (Ga.) is among Democrats who have called Trump's vulgarity reprehensible. Nielsen was also in the meeting but said she didn't recall that specific phrase being used. George Stephanopoulos, the host on ABC's "This Week", in an interview with Perdue pressed him on what Trump said. Congress and the White House shouldn't "let it stop the whole procedure", Manchin said in an interview on CBS's " Face the Nation ".
  • Ex-Trump official subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

    Ex-Trump official subpoenaed in Russian Federation probe

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    But Tuesday brought a rare spirit of bipartisanship, and members of both parties were displeased. Bannon's attorney consulted with the White House after the panel issued the subpoena, but "the White House effectively doubled down on the gag rule", Schiff said .
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes off in Sukhoi 30 MKI

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes off in Sukhoi 30 MKI

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    Sitharaman took off in the two-seater twin-engine fighter jet from an air base in Jodhpur. Sitharaman described the 30-minutes sortie as "wonderful" and said, "I am very proud and thankful". "It just shows the excellence in our fighter pilots' training", she said. Other leaders to have flown in the fighter jet before Sitharaman include former presidents of India Pratibha Patil and APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • Group wants to create 'New California' as 51st new state

    Group wants to create 'New California' as 51st new state

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    The Post reports past proposals sought to create six new states and one to combine parts of California and OR to make a new state called Jefferson. "Well, it's been ungovernable for a long time". The movement calls for "a free and Independent State" with "full power to establish and maintain law and order, to promote general prosperity", according to its " Declaration of Independence", released on Monday.
  • GOP Rep. Says Trump's Remarks On Haiti, Africa Are 'Indefensible'

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    He has since denied using the reported language. The alleged expletive came during a Thursday meeting between Trump and legislators about immigration reform. Trump has not further clarified the statements attributed to him, and on Friday ignored questions reporters asked about it after he signed a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King Jr .
  • Traffic diversion plan issued ahead of PAT protest in Lahore

    Traffic diversion plan issued ahead of PAT protest in Lahore

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    They said that PAT Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri had held meeting with PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in this regard. He said Benazir had spoken against dictators but never against the country. Meanwhile, the court dismissed the plea requesting an initial order to stop the protest. Earlier in a Press Conference, the Punjab government Spokesperson Malik Ahmed khan said PAT's protest at Mall Road would badly affect schools and business activities in Lahore .
  • Sean Payton Mocked Vikings Fans SKOL Clap Just Before 'Minneapolis Miracle'

    Sean Payton Mocked Vikings Fans SKOL Clap Just Before 'Minneapolis Miracle'

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    Bank Stadium after New Orleans took a 24-23 lead with 25 seconds left. "Not right now", Payton said, via the Saints official website. The one thing that does slightly complicate any deal with Brees is his contract. Not only did he send out a tweet after the Saints' shocking 29-24 loss to the Vikings, but he also said he'd like to stay as long as the team wants him.
  • Steve Bannon expected to meet with House Intel Committee

    Steve Bannon expected to meet with House Intel Committee

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    Fox News reports , citing sources, that Bannon's subpoena requires him to appear before a grand jury investigating the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Here are a few details: Jackson says President Trump , who is 6-foot-3, weighs 239 pounds. Lawmakers also wanted answers from him about Trump's thinking when he fired FBI Director James B.
  • President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

    President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

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    Bannon is not personally the focus of the investigation". After Bannon initially refused to answer questions at an hours-long private meeting with the U.S. Bannon was sacked by the White House in August and after the revelations in the Wolff book emerged, the President described him as having "lost his mind" and being " sloppy Steve ".
  • Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt on the 'special relationship'

    Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt on the 'special relationship'

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    On Thursday Farage angered many Brexiters, and many in Ukip, when he said he was coming round to the view that the country might need to hold a second referendum in order to close down the European Union argument for good. Addressing the party conference last Autumn , he said a Labour government would not "meekly" support the American administration under President Trump.
  • Winfrey says 'time is up' for abusive men in Globes speech

    Winfrey says 'time is up' for abusive men in Globes speech

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    The response was so great, it generated talk in traditional and social media throughout the day on the possibility of her running in 2020. Oprah Winfrey made it clear she wants us to know this name: Recy Taylor. It wasn't that long ago that Newsweek ran a cover story blasting Oprah for repeatedly peddling medical quackery on her show. However honest she may have meant her tweet to be, given her actions (or, often, inaction), her words rang hollow, as many on Twitter noted.