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Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide more border wall money before federal agencies get back to work . As the USA government moved to reopen after a 35-day partial shutdown , some lawmakers on Sunday criticized using the closure of federal agencies as a tool in policy disputes, which President Donald Trump has threatened to do again.
  • After surrendering in shutdown standoff, Trump again vows to build wall

    After surrendering in shutdown standoff, Trump again vows to build wall

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    With the shutdown now in its second month and 800,000 federal employees about to miss a second paycheck, pressure is rising on both parties to reopen the government. The fissures among exasperated members of his party - coupled with security concerns with the freeze on resources raised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies - led Trump to conclude he had run out of time and had to reopen the government.
  • UK's May to make last-ditch plea to rebel MPs on Brexit deal

    UK's May to make last-ditch plea to rebel MPs on Brexit deal

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    The hard Brexiteers are determined to prevent their Remain opponents from being able to control future events in such a manner, with Rees-Mogg calling on May to prorogue (suspend) Parliament if the Cooper/Boles amendment passes. The leaders of a cross-party group pushing for a second referendum have abandoned their attempts to win support for their plan when MPs vote next week.
  • Queen urges divided Britons to 'seek common ground'

    Queen urges divided Britons to 'seek common ground'

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    But her comments about respecting the views of others and trying to seek common ground is likely to be interpreted be some commentators as a veiled reference to the toxic mood of the public debate around Britain leaving the EU. The remarks came in a speech at the Women's Institute in Sandringham on Thursday, reported by Britain's Press Association news agency. On "the search for new answers in the modern era" prefer "to talk tried and tested recipes": well, one above the other, to ...
  • Kushner Trumped Top Secret Clearance Process After Two Rejections

    Kushner Trumped Top Secret Clearance Process After Two Rejections

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    Two career White House officials specializing in assessing individuals for their security risk turned Kushner down for the sensitive "top secret" category, the report states. The NBC News report is likely to generate fury over the way the White House is conducted because it suggests a drastic reduction in security standards in order to benefit members of Trump's entourage.
  • Weather Authority: Wind chill values close to -30 on Friday

    Weather Authority: Wind chill values close to -30 on Friday

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    Lingering flurries Sunday morning followed by mostly cloudy skies during the day and a high of 29. Monday could be the most significant snowfall with widespread accumulation. A powerful Arctic front will blast through the area after Midnight Monday morning. But the showers will turn to snow pretty quick. Thermometers only hit the mid-upper teens for highs for Wednesday and Thursday with light snow chances hanging around.
  • Kentucky bishop apologizes for reaction to viral encounter

    Kentucky bishop apologizes for reaction to viral encounter

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    Sandmann did not apologize during the interview and said he had a right to be on the National Mall when he was. A northern Kentucky bishop has apologized for his diocese's reaction to a videotaped encounter last week at the Lincoln Memorial between a group of high school students and Native American marchers.
  • Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen postpones testimony to Congress

    Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen postpones testimony to Congress

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    Cohen wishes to thank Chairman Cummings for allowing him to appear before the House Oversight Committee and looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time ". Michael Cohen chose to turn on his former boss President Donald Trump long ago, but he did it again in pretty stark fashion on Wednesday. "We urge the special counsel to make clear what he's disputing", Smith said.
  • House Votes to End Trump Shutdown, Pay Federal Employees

    House Votes to End Trump Shutdown, Pay Federal Employees

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    Food and personal hygiene items can be dropped off at the second harvest food bank in Irvine. The legislation the president signed January 16 to pay furloughed employees and those who have worked without pay during the shutdown requires them to be compensated "as soon as possible" after agencies reopen, regardless of when they normally would be paid.
  • Gunman kills 5, including parents, in Louisiana shooting spree

    Gunman kills 5, including parents, in Louisiana shooting spree

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    WAFB reports that the Ascension Parish shooting was the one in which the suspect allegedly killed his own parents. Police are searching for the suspect, 21-year-old Dakota Theriot , who fled in a gray and silver Dodge pick-up truck. Webre said that during the course of their investigation, he learned that the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office was investigating a triple-homicide that occurred on Saturday.
  • John McCallum out as ambassador to China over Huawei comments

    John McCallum out as ambassador to China over Huawei comments

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    The federal government has tasked McCallum's right hand man in China Jim Nickel, up until now the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Canada in Beijing, as Chargé d'affaires to China in the wake of McCallum's resignation. A Chinese court also sentenced a Canadian to death in a sudden retrial of a drug case, overturning a 15-year prison term handed down earlier. In a brief scrum in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, Scheer accused the prime minister of damaging Canada's worldwide reputation ...
  • Unsafe wind chills across Wisconsin

    Unsafe wind chills across Wisconsin

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    At this point, it looks like temperatures will be below zero from Monday night through Friday morning. Wind chills as low as 20 below zero expected.* WHERE.Portions of northern IN, southwest MI and northwest Ohio.* WHEN.From 3 AM EST /2 AM CST/ to 1 PM EST /noon CST/ Friday .* ADDITIONAL DETAILS.The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin IN as little as 30 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to ...
  • Nancy Pelosi Just Beat Donald Trump At His Own Game

    Nancy Pelosi Just Beat Donald Trump At His Own Game

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    The shutdown , which has seen some 800,000 federal employees left without pay for a month, was triggered by Trump's refusal to sign funding bills in December, in retaliation for Democratic opposition to funds for extending walls along the US-Mexico border.
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoena

    Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoena

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    The threats that are keeping Michael Cohen from testifying in front of Congress next month are being directed at this father-in-law, The New York Times reported . "We need to know who that is, because it's not acceptable for members of presidential campaigns to lie to the American people and then continue to lie about it and then minimize it as it's no big deal", Alksne said.
  • Onnoghen: US, UK Raise Alarm over Buhari's Suspension of CJN

    Onnoghen: US, UK Raise Alarm over Buhari's Suspension of CJN

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    President Buhari announced Friday that he would suspend Onnoghen, pending the resolution of a corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The European Union Election Observation Mission said it called on "all parties to follow the legal processes provided for in the constitution and to respond calmly to any concerns they may have".
  • Call elections in eight days or else...Maduro warned

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    But the Trump administration had refused to obey his directive, arguing that Maduro is no longer Venezuela's legitimate president. On Saturday, they were joined by four European Union countries, with Britain, Germany, France and Spain saying they would recognise Mr Guaido unless fresh elections were announced.
  • Trump Endorses End to Shutdown, Without Wall Funding

    Trump Endorses End to Shutdown, Without Wall Funding

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    President Trump announced an agreement to reopen the government through February 15 during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House . On the 35th day of the US government shutdown-after Coast Guard, TSA, air traffic control, national parks employees, and hundreds of other federal employees have gone without pay-it looks like some relief may be coming, as President Donald Trump said Friday that a deal has been reached to reopen the federal government, at least temporarily.
  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Says Furloughed Workers Can Just Get Loans

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Says Furloughed Workers Can Just Get Loans

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    As the longest government shutdown on record drags on, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross pondered the seemingly obvious question of why unpaid federal workers might need to visit food banks . Employees can apply for loans of up to $5,000 with up to 24 months repayment. -China trade fight, helping to keep the Dow Jones Industrial Average in negative territory and limit gains in other indexes.
  • Uhuru, Raila, Kalonzo attend Tshisekedi's inauguration in DRC

    Uhuru, Raila, Kalonzo attend Tshisekedi's inauguration in DRC

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    Tshisekedi on Thursday offered an olive branch to Fayulu, a notable absentee at the inauguration, hailing the outspoken critic of Kabila as a "soldier of the people". "Felix has to start by telling the truth", Fayulu said. Only one foreign head of state, Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta , was in attendance. Tshisekedi was inaugurated at Congo's National Palace on Thursday.
  • Ezekwesili's party abandons her, backs Buhari

    Ezekwesili's party abandons her, backs Buhari

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    The former Minister of Education announced her decision to drop out of the February 16 presidential election on Thursday, January 24, 2019 , noting that she wants to "focus on helping to build a veritable coalition to ensure a viable alternative to the APC-PDP in the forthcoming elections".
  • Extended U.S.-Taliban peace talks raise Afghan hopes

    Extended U.S.-Taliban peace talks raise Afghan hopes

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    USA officials have held talks with Taliban envoys in Qatar for a fourth day, the militants said, as the two sides pursue a potential deal to bring an end to Afghanistan's 17-year conflict. Khalilzad has held at least four meetings with Taliban representatives, but there has been no let-up in the violence so far. "The mechanism for a ceasefire and ways to enter into an intra-Afghan dialogue were the two other big topics that were supposed to be discussed on Thursday", he told Reuters, ...
  • Russia, Turkey Mull Next Steps in War-Torn Syria

    Russia, Turkey Mull Next Steps in War-Torn Syria

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    Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw American forces from the war-weary country. Turkey has pushed for the creation of a 32-kilometer (20-mile) "safe zone" in northeastern Syria to ensure that the Syrian Kurdish militia - The People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers to be a "terrorist group" for its ties to outlawed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey - is kept away from the Turkish border.
  • Mexico Will Not Accept Return of At-risk US Asylum Seekers

    Mexico Will Not Accept Return of At-risk US Asylum Seekers

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    The policy may be expanded to other crossings and is expected to face a legal challenge. A plan for the new policy emerged during bilateral talks in Mexico City over the last few days. The approach would be a change to a longstanding US policy that asylum seekers are allowed to wait inside the U.S. Cases can take years to settle due to a backlog of more than 800,000 cases, according to the report.
  • Gunman kills five at U.S. bank

    Gunman kills five at U.S. bank

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    Authorities did not office possible motives for the shooting during the news conference on Wednesday. "Perhaps most unfortunate is that now we refer to them as victims of a senseless crime", Hoglund said. "He's always been a good kid", Xaver said. The bank stands apart along US 27, a busy four-lane highway in Sebring, a tourist and retirement city of 10,000 known for an annual endurance auto race that draws some of the world's top drivers.