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Kendrick Lamar Kicks Off Grammys with Politically-Charged Performance

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A shaking Alessia Cara won best new artist , winning over SZA, Julia Michaels, Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert . - Best pop duo/group performance: "Feel It Still", Portugal. Lorde's album Melodrama is nominated for Album of the Year putting her up against Kendrick Lamar , Jay-Z, Childish Gambino and Bruno Mars - all but Jay Z will perform at the event. Read More »

North Korea Just Called for Unification with South Korea

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North Korea is preparing to stage a major event on February 8, 2018, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its military's founding - just one day before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Koreans should "smash all sophisms and attempts to slander the nuclear treasured sword of the nation ... and brand it as a hurdle in the way for the improvement of the north-south relations", it added. Read More »

No, Trump Did Not "Deny" Reports That He Tried to Fire Mueller

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There are now several investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the House and Senate and by special counsel Robert Mueller . Two people told the Times that Trump expressed concern over three possible conflicts of interest, including a dispute Mueller had involving Trump National Golf Club, the law firm Mueller previously had worked at acted for President's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the fact that Mueller had recently been interviewed to head the Federal ... Read More »

Twitter Erupts as Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump During Surprise Grammys Appearance

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The video showed Clinton and several famous musicians, including Cher and Snoop Dogg , reading extracts from Michael Wolff's The Fire and The Fury. The last narrator was Clinton , with Corden deciding she was the right choice for the job, saying: 'That's it! Nikki Haley wrote on Twitter that the show should not 'ruin great music with trash'. Read More »

Military Academy In Kabul Under Attack

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Photo Afghan security personnel at the site of an attack outside Marshal Fahim University in Kabul on Monday. Mr Waziri said at least 10 other soldiers were wounded in the attack carried out by five insurgents. Earlier, a source inside the camp said explosions and gunfire could be heard coming from the direction of the entrance. The Taliban claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack that saw at least 103 killed when an explosion-packed ambulance drove through a checkpoint. Read More »

Korea fears above "comfort women" row to attend Olympics

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North Korea has been attempting to use the topic of reunification as a wedge between the United States and South Korea. The allegations were supported by sources in a Western shipping company and the US national security apparatus, both of whom said North Korean coal was-and is-flowing through Russian ports. Read More »

37 dead in S.korean hospital fire

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It would be the country's deadliest fire in nearly 10 years, and the death toll is likely to increase with numerous injured in serious condition. The hospital has 193 beds including 98 beds for the elderly who needs nursing care with 35 medical staff, according to Yonhap news agency. Read More »

Senate to release testimony from Trump Jr. on Trump Tower meeting

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A "spooked" Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, won't agree to a staff interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Chuck Grassley said. Sen. Dianne Feinstein , the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, created a stir by releasing the transcript of the interview with Simpson, whose firm commissioned a dossier of unverified allegations concerning Trump and Russian Federation. Read More »

SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6

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The Falcon Heavy platform has been in development since 2011, though the complexities of balancing what is effectively three individual Falcon 9 rockets secured to one another proved more hard to overcome than originally anticipated, leading to a series of delays that have pushed the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy into 2018. Read More »

Police say Canadian billionaire, wife 'targeted' in mysterious double-murder

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Police found no signs of forced entry on all access points to the home, she said. According to a source close to the investigation, the conclusions drawn by a team of experts hired by the Sherman family cast doubt on the prior assumption that the couple's death in December had been a murder-suicide, indicating instead a double-homicide. Read More »

Paris floods: Hundreds make dramatic escape in boats as Seine rises

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The Louvre and Musée d'Orsay were both on high alert. Police forces and fire brigades were already on site, patrolling flooded streets on small boats. On Wednesday, January 24, according to Le Parisien. French authorities have been put on standby as the rain-swollen Seine River continues to engulf surrounding walkways. Read More »

On the Solar Tariffs

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With higher prices, fewer people will turn to energy from the sun. According to recent data, the USA solar energy market is the fastest growing jobs sector in the country. "While tariffs in this case will not create adequate cell or module manufacturing to meet United States demand, or keep foreign-owned Suniva and SolarWorld afloat, they will create a crisis in a part of our economy that has been thriving, which will ultimately cost tens of thousands of hard-working, blue-collar Americans ... Read More »

All Blacks Sevens annihilate Russian Federation in Sydney opening match

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Earlier, series leaders New Zealand breezed by Russian Federation 61-0, England beat Spain 22-10, Argentina pipped Kenya 7-5 and second-placed South Africa beat Papua New Guinea 50-0. Those defeats meant England just missed out on a place in the Cup quarter-final. Kenya started their day two with a narrow 17-14 victory over France after turning around a nine-point deficit at half-time. Read More »

Turkey says 14 killed, 130 wounded in operation in…

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Erdogan also accused the Syrian Kurdish militia of using civilians as human shields in Afrin to try to slow down the advance of the Turkish forces and of the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters. Almost 20 years. How long has it lasted in Iraq? The team of first responders known as While Helmets, or Syrian Civil Defence, says the attack hit a neighbourhood in the Douma district early on Monday. Read More »

Supreme Court halts execution of inmate with dementia

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued the stay of execution. Madison suffers from vascular dementia, "encephalomacia (dead brain tissue), small vessel ischemia, speaks in a dysarthric or slurred manner, is legally blind, can no longer walk independently, and has urinary incontinence as a outcome of damage to his brain". Read More »

Rep. Patrick Meehan will not seek re-election

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The Times report spurred Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to call for an Ethics Committee investigation and Meehan's removal from the committee. The settlement, which is reported to be thousands of dollars, was kept secret. But he said in a letter sent to his campaign chairman on Thursday, he said that "recent events concerning my office and the settlement of certain harassment allegations have become a major distraction", according to Philadelphia Inquirer , which obtained a copy ... Read More »

Smith, founder of British post-punk band The Fall, dies at 60

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The Manchester native previous year cancelled a seven-date stretch of concerts in NY, with his manager citing "a mix of freaky and rare" medical issues "connected to his throat, mouth/dental and respiratory system". "Very sad to hear the news about Mark E Smith ". The band also released their 32nd studio album, New Facts Emerge . "His influences travel a long, long way to bands like Pulp, and new bands now like Cabbage, and many other bands have been influenced by him". Read More »

[Update] Vice President Pence Confirms US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

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Several journalists asserted that there was no reason to enforce the separation during a visit by an evangelical Christian like Pence. Pence, on a four-day visit to the Middle East while Washington grapples with a government shutdown, said in the AP interview that he was "hopeful that Democrats in the Senate will see their way clear to reopen the government". Read More »

Alex Azar named new U.S. health chief

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Azar, 50, had previously served as general counsel and then as deputy secretary of the HHS in the George W. Bush administration. "I congratulate Secretary Azar on his appointment and look forward to working with him as we continue our efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and lower the cost of healthcare for hard-working Americans", said Maryland Congressman Andy Harris in a statement. Read More »

Colorado deputy shot, killed

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The suspected gunman in the slaying of Deputy Heath Gumm has been identified, but the search for two more suspects continues in Adams County. The Denver Post reported that a hearse carrying the deputy's body left the garage at the Denver Health medical center around 12:30 a.m. Read More »

Tillerson: Russia 'bears responsibility' for Syrian chemical weapons attacks

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The French ministry said that the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons "in no way intends to replace existing international mechanisms, nor does it plan to conduct its own investigations". Last week Tillerson had warned that the USA would remain in Syria until the situation was stable enough to remove President Bashar Al-Assad from office. Read More »

Kim Jong-un wants to hone own military reputation

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Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, Pompeo said Pyongyang's next logical step would be to develop an arsenal of weapons and the capability to fire multiple missiles. "There is much effort all across the USA government to ensure that Americans don't have to feel at risk", Pompeo said. "So if someone asks me as the senior intelligence leader of the CIA, can you guarantee this [would be uncovered], I would say absolutely not". Read More »

AJC Hails Vice President Pence's Knesset Speech

On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence told Reuters that the timeline of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks depends on the Palestinians without mentioning which us partners, exactly, were in on these talks. Pence aides called it "a personal visit", in the same manner in which President Donald Trump prayed there during his visit to Israel previous year. Read More »

NYC Sues Huge Pharma for $500M Over Opioid Disaster

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The city is not the first to take drug companies to court over the opioid crisis; it is represented by the law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, which previous year filed similar lawsuits on behalf of several counties in New York State, including Suffolk County on Long Island. Read More »

Venezuela's ANC Calls for Presidential Elections in April

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Last year, Maduro faced months of protests for presiding over a debilitating economic crisis that has seen a high inflation rate and shortages of food and other basic amenities. The opposition alleged there weren't enough guarantees the vote would be free and fair, but the partial boycott highlighted tensions over how best to confront Maduro, whose decision to create the all-powerful constitutional assembly alongside the opposition-controlled National Assembly has been condemned by several ... Read More »

Government shutdown: What's open? What's closed? Will the mail run?

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For the most part, those plans have not changed now that a government shutdown has occurred. "Well we were hoping the gates would be open , but we figured that they wouldn't be", Burnam said. She added the agency was prioritizing "access to the most accessible and most iconic areas of parks and public lands". In light of the incident, Wenk said, park officials were holding a conference call Monday with all concession operators to remind them, "All laws, regulations and policies are ... Read More »

Who's to blame for shutdown? DNC media takes aim at Stephen Miller

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Lindsey Graham described Miller as a key obstacle to constructing any deal on the Dream Act, telling the Post, "As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration , we are going nowhere". President Donald Trump's senior-most aides have played an unusually prominent role in the US government shutdown drama, ensuring their boss struck a hard-right line on immigration and - in the eyes of some senators - hindering negotiations that may have avoided the deadlock. Read More »

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Expected To Testify About Abuse By Team Doctor

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Former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar was last year jailed for 60 years for possessing child sex abuse images on his computer, and he has also admitted assaulting female gymnasts, for which he is awaiting sentence. Larry Nassar , the longtime USA team physician, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography and faces a minimum sentence of 25 to 40 years in prison on the molestation charges. Read More »

That is what occurs throughout a U.S. authorities shutdown

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The US government shut down at midnight Friday, the 18th such event in modern US history. - October 2013. Sixteen-day partial shutdown, which came as tea party conservatives, cheered on by outside groups, demanded that language to block implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law be added to a must-do funding bill. Read More »

Risky travel likely with near blizzard conditions — Monday Madness

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Take caution and drive slowly on the roads. WHAT... Heavy snow expected. Sunday's high temperature is forecast to be 37 degrees in Columbus, so precipitation here will likely transition from rain to snow. Winds could gust up to 45 to 50 miles per hour. The falling and blowing snow will reduce visibility to below a half mile at times, and open areas could experience near-blizzard conditions. Read More »

Syrian Kurdish YPG says prevented Turkish forces from crossing into Afrin

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Turkey's operation, announced Saturday, risks increasing tensions with the U.S., which was supporting the YPG in the fight against Islamic State jihadists. He told a news outlet that the Syrian government was informed of the operation in advance, but the Syrian government, speaking through the state-run news agency SANA, said it wasn't notified . Read More »

Putin strips off for icy dip to mark Orthodox Epiphany

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Authorities set up bathing sites for participants all over Russian Federation, including some areas in Siberia where air temperatures dropped below -30C. The President, who frequently attends Russian Orthodox ceremonies, is preparing to run in the country's March presidential election. In 2009 he was famously pictured shirtless atop a horse during a mountain holiday, and last August the scantily-clad President paraded both his torso and fish he had caught in a Siberian lake. Read More »

Mourinho's career will be defined at Man United

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Sanchez is expected to sign a deal worth £500,000 a week at Old Trafford, more than the wage bill of the Burnley squad who will look to end their six-match winless run against Jose Mourinho's men at Turf Moor. The reports cites Bale's injury record as Mourinho's major reservation against signing the player, while the imminent capture of Alexis Sanchez , means the United boss' need to add more creativity to his attack has also nullified his interest in Bale. Read More »

Police confirm release of four abducted expatriates in Kaduna

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He said the four were taken to the capital, Abuja , where they were undergoing medical observation because of the trauma they experienced. Confirming the development to journalists on Saturday, State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, said the two foreigners were rescued by the police at Jere area in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state. Read More »