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Senator Cory Booker goes viral after speaking against Trump's sh*thole comment

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Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Dick Durbin of IL grilled Nielsen over her testimony. She was present at the meeting with lawmakers during which immigration reform was discussed and the alleged comments made. He refused to believe that she did not hear Trump's racially tinged comments at an Oval Office meeting and expressed dismay that she would not call out the president. Read More »

China says USA warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough

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The small island, also known as the Scarborough Shoal, is a disputed territory also claimed by the Philippines. His statement on the ministry's website continued: "We hope that the U.S. Twelve nautical miles is the territorial limit recognized internationally. The Chinese Ministry of Defense said the United States violated their nation's sovereignty when the USS Hopper reportedly maneuvered near a Chinese island in the South China Sea this week. Read More »

Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms

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The vice president is already taking his Middle East swing later than originally scheduled, after he delayed the visit to remain in Washington last month for the Senate tax vote. "We discussed Israeli security and Palestinian economic issues", Greenblatt tweeted shortly after the meeting. Tensions flared again in advance of Pence's trip when the administration Tuesday announced it would hold back $65 million of a planned $125-million payment to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, ... Read More »

Tabloid held porn star's 2011 interview after Trump threat

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A report in Mother Jones magazine says Trump asked Daniels to spank him with a rolled-up Forbes magazine - an issue that featured him and two of children Ivanka and Don Jr. InTouch magazine said they corroborated her story with her friends and Daniels passed a lie detector test - but the story eventually was held. In Touch magazine printed its full 2011 interview with Daniels on Friday. Read More »

UNSC delegation makes 1st Afghan visit in 8 years to assess situation

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Haley made the remarks after returning from a two-day U.N. Security Council mission to the South Asian nation, where diplomats met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other senior Afghan officials. Wells said the United States wanted that the continuing presence of the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups within Pakistan's territory must be adequately addressed. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron: UK and France are making a new tapestry together

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The tough message risked putting a sour note at the end of a meeting created to show the strength of Anglo-French relations, despite the UK's exit from the EU. May and Macron met on Thursday as part of a biennial summit that will focus on security, migration , foreign policy, trade and post-Brexit relations. Read More »

Israeli military storms West Bank's Jenin, kills Palestinian

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But on Thursday, Jarrar's family issued a statement that their son was alive, and the Palestinian Health Ministry later corrected itself to say that Ahmad Ismail Muhammad Jarrar, 31, was the slain Palestinian. Tensions in the region have risen since US President Donald Trump's announcement on Dec 6 recognising disputed Jerusalem as Israel's capital , and at least 18 Palestinians and one Israeli have been killed since. Read More »

Justice Department to Retry Senator Menendez in Corruption Case

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If they wanted to, he said, they should "bring it on". The Justice Department was facing a deadline to either retry the case or drop the charges later in January. Menendez was accused of accepting bribes from political donor Salomon Melgen. November's mistrial was a serious blow to the Justice Department, which has investigated Menendez for almost five years. Read More »

Congress Honors 'Soldier, Legislator and Statesman' Bob Dole

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Few people in politics are more deserving of the Congressional Gold Medal than Kansas' own Bob Dole . Trump's campaign says the president has known Dole for years and especially admires Dole's support for veterans. "I never would have found as many TV cameras without you". Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY noted to laughter that Mr. Dole was the person credited with the joke that the most unsafe place in Washington was between Mr. Read More »

Walker: Election is a wake-up call

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Kathleen Vinehout, said she felt Schachtner's win was a rejection of negative campaigning targeting Schachtner and a testament to her grass-roots campaigning. But part of the problem, too - a big part - is the Some large percentage of the special election results since the presidential election can be attributed to Trump's unpopularity and the desire of Democrats to express opposition to him. Read More »

American Arab group condemns U.S. cut in aid to United Nations agency

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It was subsequently reported by Haaretz that the agency had laid off dozens of teachers in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and some 100 workers in 13 refugee camps in Jordan On Wednesday, the Belgian government issued a statement announcing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo's decision to allocate €19 million over the next three years to UNRWA. Read More »

Facebook expands probe into whether Russian spies swung Brexit vote

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Facebook's new search in Britain will require the company's security experts to go back and analyze historical data. "In limiting their investigation to just the Internet Research Agency, Facebook missed that it is only one troll farm which 'has existed within a larger disinformation ecosystem in St. Read More »

Tillerson Outlines New US Strategy on Syria, No Future with Assad

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The U.S. -led global coalition against Daesh said on Sunday that it would establish a 30,000-strong new border security force with the SDF/PKK - a group largely controlled and manned by the PYD/PKK terrorist organization. The Syrian government does not need one dollar from the United States for reconstruction because this dollar is stained with the blood of Syrians, the source said, adding that "the U.S. Read More »

Kelly: Trump campaign promises on border wall have 'evolved'

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The Post said its report is based on notes from two congressmen who were in the room during the meeting and confirmed by two other lawmakers and a senior aide who were also present. He reportedly told the group that "a concrete wall from sea to shining sea" wouldn't be built, but would instead be a "physical barrier in many places". Read More »

Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks traveling in Kazakhstan

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Authorities said that only five of 57 people on the bus managed to escape the blaze. The ministry said the apparent accident had happened at 1030 local time (0430 GMT), but provided no details about its cause. The Committee said that the most probable cause of the fire was a short circuit in the wiring of the bus which was reportedly overloaded, Efe news reported. Read More »

Cryptocurrency prices are tanking, but it's probably a good thing

At one point, its value dropped by nearly $2,000 in a single hour. His comments came just a day after JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon said he regretted calling Bitcoin a "fraud". "[That] is obviously running very, very true with bitcoin ". Bitcoin prices dropped more than $2,000 in one day on Tuesday after values soared over twentyfold previous year. Read More »

Democrat Phil Murphy replacing GOP Gov. Chris Christie

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Hinting at Trump's reported vulgar comments last week about immigration, Murphy called the country a "beacon of light" for immigrants including those from Haiti and Africa. Former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was sworn-in as Lieutenant Governor . Murphy, who mentioned John Fitzgerald Kennedy in his speech and was sworn in using the Fitzgerald family Bible, vowed to resist Washington's "all-out assault" on New Jersey . Read More »

3 law enforcement officers shot overnight in York County, officials say

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A York County Sheriff K-9 unit was among those who was called. Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, McCall allegedly "fired shots" and hit a K-9 officer. The site says the fundraiser is endorsed by the SC York County Sheriff's Office, the York Police Department and Law Enforcement Chaplaincy for South Carolina. Read More »

United Kingdom construction firm Carillion collapses

What government plans are in place to protect employees and pension holders in the event that Carillion goes into administration or insolvency? "This company issued three profit warnings in the last six months, yet despite those profit warnings the government continued to grant contracts to this company", she said. Read More »

China says Iran nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role

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Others were linked to support for the country's ballistic missile program, which falls outside the scope of the nuclear deal. Yet keeping the U.S. in the JCPOA goes against one of Trump's major campaign promises and contradicts his repeated characterization of it as one of the worst deals in history. Read More »

Greyhound bus suspect is an illegal immigrant who has been deported before

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Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told Fox News. A passenger called 911 at around 9:50 p.m. Friday to say that someone on the bus was threatening to kill people. The Sheriff alleged Vargas-Rosas threatened investigators after he was arrested. The sheriff stated Saturday that no gun was found on the suspect, but police plan to search the bus for a weapon. Read More »

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin 'Very Focused on Cryptocurrencies'

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But he didn't clarify whether Treasury or the IRS intends to release formal guidance on the issue or otherwise clarify their position. The Treasury Department released its withholding tables for the new tax laws on Thursday, which lay out how much tax employers should withhold from employee paychecks. Read More »

Strong quake off Peru kills 1, injures 20

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Arequipa governor Yamila Osorio said on Twitter that a 55-year-old man had been killed after being struck by a falling rock, while 20 others suffered "light injuries" in the town of Cacha. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned that " hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts" and that larger-than-normal waves could hit Peru and Chile. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Says Wearing A Crown Has One Significant Downside

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A crown is the symbol of a 2000-year-old concept of a kingdom, a halo of light representing the head of state and a visible expression of the relationship between sovereign and subject. But for, wearing the crown comes with far more practical concerns. She may have kept quiet at the time , but now, 65 years later, the Queen apparently had no qualms about describing the ride as "horrible". Read More »

Canadians have their sights set on U.S. cannabis industry

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in September that the marijuana policy was under review for possible changes. "We fear that repealing the 2014 Guidance will push more businesses toward cash, which may raise public safety issues and reduce the oversight and transparency of marijuana transactions", the senators wrote in the letter . Read More »

Toronto girl 'really scared' after man cuts her hijab on street

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According to Toronto publication, The Star , Khawlah's blue hijab has been taken by police as evidence and a friend loaned her a white one to wear. She said she screamed and the man ran away, but about 10 minutes later, the man came up behind her again and cut into her hijab a second time. Read More »

Flash Freeze Today And Icy Roads

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Thursday is expected to be mild and rainy before much colder air moves in for Friday. Environment Canada issued a weather warning for all of Southwestern Ontario Wednesday morning, predicting freezing rain in the region. Mainly sunny skies are in Friday's forecast and a high temperature of 11 C. There's a snowfall warning for areas along the St. Lawrence River such as Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall, with up to 20 centimetres possible by Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Oil tanker burning in the East China Sea sinks

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It is not clear what caused the collision. Dramatic photos of the scene showed tall flames raging on board the ship, which was carrying nearly a million barrels of crude oil. The Chinese say the ship left a 10-square-kilometre (3.8-square-mile) area contaminated with oil. Chinese rescuers had yesterday recovered the tanker's "black box". Read More »

Sen. Coons addresses recent reported statements by Trump on immigration

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The problem is not only that the president of the United States used offensive language to describe an entire continent of 1.2 billion people. Democratic Representative John Lewis was straightforward about the remark and Trump's character in general during his appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos: "I think the president is a racist", Lewis said . Read More »

Terrifying false alarm scares over a million people in Hawaii

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He tweeted how his family reacted to the alert. In Oahu, Chaparro said she was in "disbelief over how long it took to tell us it was a false alarm " and said the chaos and panic prove the state isn't ready for a real attack. "You might imagine, this startles you first thing in the morning", he said. Matt Lopresti, a member of the Hawaiian House of Representatives, was at home when he received the alert on his mobile phone. Read More »

North Korean state media hail talks with South as path to reunification

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In the Wall Street Journal report , the paper quoted Donald Trump during his comments on Kim Jong-un where the president reportedly said " I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un of North Korea ". 'The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!' Trump tweeted, expressing his frustration over his coverage by the mainstream media. Trump asked, according to The Hill , adding why the us wasn't bringing more people in from countries like Norway. Read More »

Hamas tunnel was built to blow up main humanitarian crossing to Gaza

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The crossing has been closed until further notice. Israel announced before the airstrike that it was temporarily closing the nearby Kerem Shalom crossing, which is the main entry point... The army stated that the tunnel had been identified and destroyed by a combination of advanced technology, intelligence and operational capability. Read More »

Man charged in Kansas Fatal Swatting case with involuntary manslaughter

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When Finch opened the door he was caught off guard and made a move to cover his eyes-being blinded at the time by the presence of police spotlights. Barriss will be back in court January 25. The case, Bennett said, has been unique and there's not a lot of previous case law to reference. Prosecutors allege Barriss was in Los Angeles when he called police on December 28 with a fake story about a shooting and kidnapping at a home in Wichita. Read More »

US President Donald Trump nixes United Kingdom trip to open new embassy

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According to the White House, the president chose to cancel his plans because he was angry with the deal the Obama administration made to get the new embassy built, and is instead sending Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his place. Mr Khan, who also questioned Mr Trump's proposed U.S. travel ban, said the USA president's visit would "without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests ". Read More »