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Senators voted on party lines. As a US senator, he was an original cosponsor of a federal constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, which he called a "social experiment" that would "take the sacredness out of marriage".
  • Pew Poll Makes It Official: Democrats Abandon Israel

    Pew Poll Makes It Official: Democrats Abandon Israel

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    Sallai Meridor, who served as Israel's ambassador to the US a decade ago, said the poll was "concerning and saddening", especially in light of the common values shared between the two countries. Ultra-Orthodox men hold placards supporting then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at an event held by Republicans Overseas Israel in Jerusalem, October 26, 2016.
  • Democrats Pushing for DACA Deal as Deadline for Dreamers Nears

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    The White House will encourage the Senate to bring the proposal to a vote. Connecticut DACA recipients say they are disappointed that Congress passed a second stopgap funding bill without an immigration deal . He wants a compassionate solution to the DACA situation. In order to help recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, border security - such as a border wall - must be included in the deal, Sen.
  • In many faces of Karni Sena, Lokendra Kalvi the pivot

    In many faces of Karni Sena, Lokendra Kalvi the pivot

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    Yesterday, sixteen people were arrested from Ahmedabad , after a frenzied mob went on a rampage outside Himalaya Mall in the city to protest against the release of " Padmaavat ". The Rajasthan government was left with no other choice than maintaining law and order. In Haryana state , the administration has banned protests within a 200-meter radius of movie halls till Sunday, NDTV said in a report .
  • Senate votes new US Health secretary

    Senate votes new US Health secretary

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    Azar spent five years at Eli Lilly , which makes several blockbuster medications, including Cialis, which treats erectile dysfunction; the antidepressant Cymbalta; and several forms of insulin. Promptly before the vote, the Finance Committee's positioning Democrat, Sen. During his tenure, Democratic Senators have noted, the company almost doubled the cost of certain drugs.
  • David Davis savaged in Parliament over false dreams for Brexit

    David Davis savaged in Parliament over false dreams for Brexit

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    Last year, Britain's biggest drugmaker said it would have to divert up to £70m from developing new cancer drugs in order to prepare for the possible harsh impact of Brexit. Such a move would be welcomed by the pharmaceutical industry, but would be a headache for Theresa May if it crosses her "red line" that the European Court of Justice must play no role in settling disputes.
  • Merkel calls for multilateralism, cooperation at Davos

    Merkel calls for multilateralism, cooperation at Davos

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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed concerns Wednesday that President Trump's protectionist economic goals clash with global cooperation. She added: "It was determined there were too many scheduling and logistical issues, so Mrs Trump will not travel to Davos ". Regarding the risk of triggering a trade war , Ross said trade wars are fought every single day.
  • WWE Royal Rumble 2019 weekend location and venues

    WWE Royal Rumble 2019 weekend location and venues

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    The site of last year's Elimination Chamber, and the 2013 Royal Rumble , this arena typically seats a modest 15,000 fans. Stephanie McMahon to join commentary for Women's Royal Rumble Match this SundayRaw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon announced on Wednesday, via Twitter, that she will be on commentary this Sunday for the first-ever 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match.
  • Zimbabwe president: 'Transparent' elections before July

    Zimbabwe president: 'Transparent' elections before July

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    Questioned whether he would allow observer missions from the likes of the European Union (EU) in, he answered: "If you have that criteria, why would you want to deny global observers coming to our country?" This is the understanding we have between ourselves.
  • 'Saturday Night Live' mocks President Trump's physical exam

    'Saturday Night Live' mocks President Trump's physical exam

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    Ronny Jackson appeared before the press to give the details of President Trump's latest physical . "It's called genetics. I don't know". "The reason that we did the cognitive assessment is, plain and simple, because the President asked me to do it", Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson , MD told members of the media .
  • Jordan Scarlett Among 4 Florida Players Allowed to Rejoin Team Activities

    Jordan Scarlett Among 4 Florida Players Allowed to Rejoin Team Activities

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    Among the suspended players, Scarlett was arguably the biggest loss for Florida. "All of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program", Mullen said. Callaway entered the National Football League draft; the others have expressed intentions to transfer. Wells was a redshirt freshman in 2017, while Houston and Miller were true freshmen.
  • Monday weather: Morning showers, with highs in the upper 40s

    Monday weather: Morning showers, with highs in the upper 40s

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    The National Weather Service is warning that up to 3 inches of rain could fall locally through Thursday and predicting wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Calm wind becoming south, southwest 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Clear, with a low around 30.
  • Toys R Us Plans to Close 4 Stores in CT

    Toys R Us Plans to Close 4 Stores in CT

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    The toy store chain plans to close two locations in Durham, located at 7001 Fayetteville St. and 3300 Westgate Dr., though the move still needs court approval , according to CNBC . The closings will also likely impact Middleton-based American Girl. GlobalData Retail estimates that almost 14 percent of toy sales happened online in 2016, more than double the level five years ago.
  • Airstrikes Kill 150 Daesh Militants in Syria, US Says

    Airstrikes Kill 150 Daesh Militants in Syria, US Says

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    The US-led coalition has claimed to have killed up to 150 Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on a central area of the Euphrates River Valley in Syria , officials said Tuesday. It is unclear if some villages were retaken or not, however, overall the terrorist group has failed to achieve real breakthroughs that threaten the presence of US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor province.
  • Cecile Richards to Leave Planned Parenthood

    Cecile Richards to Leave Planned Parenthood

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    Richards-who reportedly told the organization's board Wednesday that she plans to step down-pioneered a company that has aborted 7,132,130 babies since Margaret Sanger's founding of the abortion organization. It's not clear what Richards will be doing next after she steps down. She said that much of the work that has been done on this front, including at the polls, has been done by women of color and she implored white women to step up.
  • Attackers storm NGO office in Afghan city, clashes underway

    Attackers storm NGO office in Afghan city, clashes underway

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    Twin auto bombs outside a mosque frequented by militant opponents in Libya's second city Benghazi killed at least 34 people and wounded 87, hospital sources said yesterday. In a statement , Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the former Danish prime minister and current CEO of Save the Children International, said the nongovernmental organization was "devastated" at news of the attack.
  • Member of Germany's far-right AfD party 'converts to Islam'

    Member of Germany's far-right AfD party 'converts to Islam'

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    Making plain that he hadn't stepped down because of his new religious affiliation, Wagner said that "there was no pressure" and that "it has not changed anything". While the local branch of the AfD states on its website that "Islam has nothing to do in Germany", the official refrained from commenting on his conversion, saying he was driven by " personal reasons ".
  • 2 militants killed in encounter in J&K; teenage boy dies in crossfire

    2 militants killed in encounter in J&K; teenage boy dies in crossfire

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    He said that as the security forces approached the house, the hiding terrorists opened fire triggering an encounter in which two of the terrorists were neutralised. The injured girls identified as Sabreena daughter of Hilal Ahmad of Audoo, Shopian and Sumi Jan daughter of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Audoo Shopian have been referred to Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment.
  • Kentucky school shooting suspect charged with murder

    Kentucky school shooting suspect charged with murder

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    Bevin said the suspect will be charged with murder and attempted murder. Preston Ryan Cope, 15, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt. Fourteen of the victims were male and six were female. "My mom (Susan) looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, 'There's been a shooting.' I said, 'What?' I couldn't process it. ..." I didn't even know what was going on.