• Dozens of ex-US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider

    Dozens of ex-US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider

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    But with an immigration deal appearing no closer to being brokered, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday that Trump would support a short-term deal to keep the government open while broader negotiations continue. Jackson gave the president's vital statistics as follows: height 1.90m, weight 108kg, resting heart rate 68, blood pressure 122/74. "They have continued to go up despite the fact that he's been on medications", Gupta said.
  • Bitcoin dives below $10000 with a 50% decrease in value

    Bitcoin dives below $10000 with a 50% decrease in value

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    The numbers support this assertion: bitcoin prices surged by 2,000% over 12 months, peaking at nearly $20,000 per coin in December 2017. South Korea is the third-biggest market in the world for Bitcoin trades, behind Japan and the USA, according to the digital currency website Coinhills.
  • McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week

    McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week

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    Democrats are also withholding support for a longer-term spending deal until an immigration deal is clinched. Republicans were also discussing delaying three Affordable Healthcare Act taxes: two-year delays of a medical device and a "Cadillac" tax for high-end insurance plans and a one-year delay in 2019 of another health insurance tax.
  • New Zealand PM announces she's pregnant for 1st time

    New Zealand PM announces she's pregnant for 1st time

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    Ardern has asked her Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters to take over the reins as acting prime minister for at least six weeks after which she would resume her duties, the Independent reported. Ardern, who has previously talked about the difficulties of juggling political life while also wanting to start a family, said she was happy to answer such questions, but others shouldn't feel compelled.
  • DOJ asks Supreme Court to review DACA ruling

    DOJ asks Supreme Court to review DACA ruling

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    San Francisco District Judge William Alsup ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ( DACA ) must stay in place until current litigation is resolved. He ordered the government to resume renewing DACA and work authorizations for the 690,000 immigrants who held that status when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the program September 5.
  • Checks, parks, mail - How federal shutdown would impact NJ

    Checks, parks, mail - How federal shutdown would impact NJ

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    The tax filing season opens in just a few days, yet many employers and taxpayers are still trying to understand the changes Congress made to the tax code late previous year -the largest overhaul in three decades. In Missouri, you might to reschedule that trip to the Gateway Arch; in IL, don't plan on visiting Lincoln's home . In the past, the DoD has warned that while military hospitals would stay open for emergencies, inpatient care and acute care, all other types of care - ...
  • Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack

    Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack

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    Hess of the FBI's Louisville field office, which investigated the incident. The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of IN was assigned the case following the recusal of the U.S. According to court documents, Boucher and the victim are neighbors in Bowling Green. Paul, a former presidential candidate, was attacked November 3 while mowing his lawn at his Bowling Green home.
  • Terrorists kill mother, daughter working to eradicate polio

    Terrorists kill mother, daughter working to eradicate polio

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    One Sehat Muhafiz; namely Sakeena Bibi with her daughter Rizwana Bibi were martyred by two unidentified motorcycle riders as both were vaccinating children during an on-going national campaign against polio. Despite the attacks, it hopes to be removed from the list of polio-endemic countries by 2018 by achieving its goal of no fresh cases for a year. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today strongly condemned the attack on a polio team in Quetta , which resulted in the loss of two ...
  • Schumer says "some progress" made during meeting with Trump

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    The New York Democrat said "discussions will continue". Congress must act by midnight Friday or the government will begin immediately locking its doors. The rest of the participants either blamed both equally or had no opinion. The dollar is looking weak against other currencies as United States government is facing its first shutdown in four years, say analysts.
  • Trump cancels Florida trip as government shutdown looms

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    Also in the Dems' favor: some Republicans have expressed support for a DACA deal, while both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have both said they also want one. The Lincoln Memorial during the 2013 government shutdown. During the last shutdown in 2013, which lasted for 16 days, almost 50,000 federal employees in the Philadelphia and Camden metropolitan areas were furloughed without pay.
  • Justice Department to Appeal Ruling That Blocked DACA Shut Down

    Justice Department to Appeal Ruling That Blocked DACA Shut Down

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    The Trump administration said it has appealed [a] judge's injunction - which said the Obama-era program must continue for now - to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Also, getting approval for a DACA renewal used to take up to a year before Trump rescinded the program, but it's been sped up in recent months. Alsup's ruling came during negotiations between Trump and congressional leaders over immigration policy .
  • What's the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test Trump took?

    What's the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test Trump took?

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    He was held over as physician to the president in the Trump administration. His cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended - as such, the president takes Crestor , a cholesterol-lowering medication. He also appears in photos to be much heavier than 239lbs, when you look at him in photos beside other people around the same weight. Based on his height and weight, he has a body mass index of 30.3 and is considered overweight and borderline obese.
  • Ryanair Says All UK Pilots Now Agree To 20% Pay Rise Deal

    Ryanair Says All UK Pilots Now Agree To 20% Pay Rise Deal

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    The shares rose the most in a month after the airline said Thursday that pay increases of as much as 20 percent would take effect next week. This includes London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal. Most pilots at its Dublin base who have recently joined or are employed as contractors have accepted the pay offer, which Ryanair says lifts salaries ahead of low-priced competitors that operate similar Boeing Co.
  • California 'horror house' mom treated pet dogs better than kids

    California 'horror house' mom treated pet dogs better than kids

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    In a statement, the California Department of Education (CDE) said: "We are sickened by this tragedy and relieved the children are now safe and authorities are investigating". Police said she dialed 911 on a deactivated cellphone near the house, which is about 80 miles outside Los Angeles. - None of the victims had seen a doctor in more than four years, and none had ever seen a dentist.
  • Modi to focus on attracting investment at WEF Davos

    Modi to focus on attracting investment at WEF Davos

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    Vijay Gokhale, MEA Secretary (economic relations), said, " Prime Minister's upcoming visit to Davos is very short. "Besides, there will be scope for pull asides, details of which are being worked out", he said. "We will showcase India's progress while also giving a taste of Indian cuisine as well as of Indian culture and heritage", he said. On January 22, DIPP will also be organising a reception in which 1500 delegates are expected to participate.
  • Fisa Surveillance Memo 'Far Worse Than Watergate,' Sean Hannity Claims

    Fisa Surveillance Memo 'Far Worse Than Watergate,' Sean Hannity Claims

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    Conservative lawmakers are insisting that the memo should be shared with the public. "It is so alarming the American people have to see this", Ohio Rep. It's an allegation that will continue to fester since the Federal Bureau of Investigation refuses to turn over documents related to the file, which was a Democrat-funded opposition research project executed by research firm Fusion GPS, who hired a former MI6 operative to collect information.
  • Theresa May should order an urgent inquiry into the Worboys case

    Theresa May should order an urgent inquiry into the Worboys case

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    He said: "I have expanded the review to include whether there should be a mechanism to allow parole decisions to be reconsidered and how that might be best achieved whilst retaining the independence of the decision making process". Gauke stressed that Worboys will not be released until his licence conditions have been finalised. The Chief Inspector of Probation has also been asked to conduct an independent "fact-finding exercise" to probe why some victims were not properly consulted and ...
  • Lousy User Interface at Fault for Hawaii Missile False Alarm

    Lousy User Interface at Fault for Hawaii Missile False Alarm

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    The public broadcaster later issued an apology , saying there were "no reports of problems caused by the mistake" and that a "switching error" was to blame. today to review the circumstances surrounding the incident and the delay in canceling the false alarm. "You'd think there would be another authentication along the way before something like that went out", Walden said.
  • Sunny skies will stay around through this weekend

    Sunny skies will stay around through this weekend

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    Calm wind becoming south around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 27. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent with a high of 39 degrees. Monday: Sunny with a high near 53. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low at 31.