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But said there was now an open-ended commitment by the to remain in parts of to contain Islamic State , and the 's best allies in that fight have been Syrian Kurds who have resisted the control of President 's government. If only! But until then, the news that the U.S.is indeed supporting a fearless Kurdish force in its ongoing fight against terror is an encouraging development.
  • California DMV begins offering Real ID driver's license applications

    California DMV begins offering Real ID driver's license applications

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    The newly minted documentation is part of the REAL ID Act-the implementation of a 2005 appropriation from Congress to fight "The Global War on Terror" under President George W. How do I upgrade my driver's license to the REAL ID - You can not apply for a REAL ID by mail, you must apply in person at your local DMV office.
  • S Koreans burn Kim's image in protest of 'Peace Olympics'

    S Koreans burn Kim's image in protest of 'Peace Olympics'

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    North Korean delegates arrived in Seoul on Sunday on their way to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the South for four years. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach gave that approval yesterday, announcing that 22 athletes had been cleared to compete in three sports and a total of five disciplines.
  • Donald Trump's First Formal Medical Exam as President Finds Him Almost Obese

    Donald Trump's First Formal Medical Exam as President Finds Him Almost Obese

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    According to the Alzheimer's Association, there is no single test that proves a person has Alzheimer's disease. To test visuoconstructional skills, the patient is asked to draw a clock and put numbers on it, and to draw a cube. Jackson credited the results to genetics. Trump has not clarified to aides what he said, but told reporters on Sunday night in Florida that comments attributed to him "weren't made".
  • White House Voicemail Says Democrats Holding Military 'Hostage'

    White House Voicemail Says Democrats Holding Military 'Hostage'

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    After the government shut down this weekend, all nonessential federal services were suspended. After dialling the number, an automated message declares that the call can not be answered "because congressional Democrats are holding government funding - including funding for our troops and other national security priorities - hostage to an unrelated immigration debate".
  • MP, Rajasthan petition SC against 'Padmaavat'

    MP, Rajasthan petition SC against 'Padmaavat'

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    Citing possibilities of law and order trouble due to the heated uproar over the movie release, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan government has pleaded to the Supreme Court on Monday for a review of its go-ahead order. Hindu groups and Rajput caste organisations allege that the movie, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, depicts an intimate romantic scene between the two characters, which they say "disrespects" her character.
  • Sen. Dick Durbin talks Trump comments on 'The View'

    Sen. Dick Durbin talks Trump comments on 'The View'

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    So to recap: The president described a preference for Norwegian (i.e. white) immigrants over those from "shithole" countries (African nations). In a hearing Tuesday, Graham said Trump had reversed course, expressing openness on an immigration deal early last Thursday, only to reject it hours later.
  • Chance of rain, snow Monday afternoon

    Chance of rain, snow Monday afternoon

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    Patchy fog. High near 42. A winter storm warning has been posted for midnight tonight through 2 p.m. Sunday . Windy, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 miles per hour increasing to 28 to 33 miles per hour in the afternoon. Its says there is a 70 percent chance that temperatures in New England New York will be above normal. Other than Monday night , the week should be sunny and clear.
  • United States shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

    United States shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

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    Democrats opposed the short-term spending bill because it did not include protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the US illegally as children, or " DREAMers ", and also did not address a broad array of other domestic spending priorities.
  • Speaker Paul Ryan: House will pass spending bill if Senate approves it

    Speaker Paul Ryan: House will pass spending bill if Senate approves it

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    Unable to reach an agreement, the House and Senate passed a short-term funding bill to reopen the government and give Congress more time to debate the issue. The Senate action is expected to pass in the House, although House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said at a morning news conference, "There will be a large number of our members who won't support it".
  • South Korean Protesters Burn Kim Jong-un Poster

    South Korean Protesters Burn Kim Jong-un Poster

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    The activists also burned the so-called unification flag - a light blue silhouette of the Korean Peninsula on a white background - which Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to march behind together at the PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremony. North Korea has participated in seven of the last 12 Winter Olympics; the last one was in Vancouver 2010. However, many challenges remain, including developing team chemistry and winning public support in South Korea .
  • U.S. hopes for progress with Europeans on Iran: Tillerson

    U.S. hopes for progress with Europeans on Iran: Tillerson

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    Speaking ahead of Tillerson's arrival US Ambassador Johnson said, " The embassy actually, is gonna really work ". "We need to pay attention to that relationship. Trump said he was unhappy at the cost and location of the new embassy, a futuristic cuboid building surrounded by a moat. "Wanted me to cut ribbon - NO!" The new embassy became a point of strain in U.S.
  • Netanyahu: No alternative for American leadership

    Netanyahu: No alternative for American leadership

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    Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Israel's parliament in Jerusalem , Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. President Donald Trump previously announced the USA now formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem .
  • Iranian, Turkish Top Generals Discuss Afrin Operation

    Iranian, Turkish Top Generals Discuss Afrin Operation

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    On Sunday, Turkish troops accompanied by pro-Turkey rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), began their advance into Syrian territory following dozens of air strikes the previous day. Turkish authorities have in the last years strongly cracked down on social media posts deemed supportive of "terror", prompting concern from some activists that freedom of expression was being damaged.
  • 'Transformers,' 'Fifty Shades Darker' Top Razzie Award Nominations

    'Transformers,' 'Fifty Shades Darker' Top Razzie Award Nominations

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    The nominations for the 2018 Razzie Awards are in, and it's looking like The Mummy , 50 Shades Darker , and Transformers: The Last Knight are set to take a beating. There was a time not that long ago when Darren Aronofsky's mother! and the film's leading lady Jennifer Lawrence were being talked about as possible Oscar contenders.
  • Shooting At Italy High School, Suspect In Custody

    Shooting At Italy High School, Suspect In Custody

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    Ellis County Sheriff's Office personnel park outside a high school in Italy, Tex., after an active shooter incident Monday. ECSO posted to Facebook an update saying students, under police guard, were being moved as the investigation continues.
  • No timelines for Zuma's exit, says Magashule

    No timelines for Zuma's exit, says Magashule

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    Ramaphosa's change of tactic was prompted by Zuma's decision to appeal a high court judgment that Ramaphosa, and not Zuma, should appoint the next National Prosecuting Authority head. "I will be surprised if Zuma were still to be president by next week", the source said. "As soldiers we have no other option but to support the NEC's decision, no matter how painful the decision might be", MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe said.
  • Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for George Weah's inauguration in Liberia

    Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for George Weah's inauguration in Liberia

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    The inauguration will take place in Monrovia on Monday. Weah won presidential elections a year ago to emerge the successor to Sirleaf beating then vice president Joseph Boakai twice in a space of three months. Weah has promised to eradicate corruption in the country of four million people and bolster the weak economy, Al-jazeera reports. The first footballer elected to lead an African country has taken over from the first African woman elected to lead the country.