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With several senators not yet back in Washington, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote for the Senate to begin consideration of the House bill that provides more than $5 billion for a border wall . "If the Dems vote no, there will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time". Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Government Shutdown news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
  • Additional Sanctions Announced on Russian Federation

    Additional Sanctions Announced on Russian Federation

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    It said the action followed sanctions in April on Mr Deripaska and six other oligarchs, and was "in response to Russia's continued disregard for worldwide norms". Tough penalties were imposed after Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea, but the companies have since "committed to significantly diminish Deripaska's ownership and sever his control".
  • Fiance of Colorado woman who disappeared on Thanksgiving charged with murder

    Fiance of Colorado woman who disappeared on Thanksgiving charged with murder

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    Frazee is the father of her 1-year-old daughter. Berreth was last seen alive on November 22 shopping at a Safeway supermarket. He was arrested at his home in Florissan, outside Woodland Park, around 7 a.m. Investigators found all of her suitcases, personal items and vehicles at her home. Ms Berreth's employer, Doss Aviation, received a text message from her cellphone that day saying she planned to take the following week off.
  • Lehigh student Yukai Yang accused of poisoning roommate

    Lehigh student Yukai Yang accused of poisoning roommate

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    Pennsylvania prosecutors said Thursday that Yukai Yang , 22, allegedly poisoned his Lehigh roommate, Juwan Royal , also 22, whose blood tested positive for the chemical thallium after he reported becoming increasingly sick. Royal called police for the time in February when he drank from a water bottle in his room and his tongue began to burn. "This was over a period of time with small amounts of poisoning occurring", Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli told the local ...
  • Trump Pushes 'Nuclear Option' Ahead of Crucial Senate Border Wall Funding Vote

    Trump Pushes 'Nuclear Option' Ahead of Crucial Senate Border Wall Funding Vote

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    The vote passed the House 217-185 and needed approval from the Senate before it could have received a signature from Trump. Shortly after Trump's social media post imploring McConnell to "go nuclear", Hatch's office tweeted the following statement from the senator: "I've long said that eliminating the legislative filibuster would be a mistake".
  • Judge tells ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn 'you sold your country out'

    Judge tells ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn 'you sold your country out'

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    It's possible at least some of the defense arguments may resonate with U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who directed prosecutors to produce Federal Bureau of Investigation records related to Flynn's interview. It is obvious that Judge Sullivan regards Flynn as guilty of far more serious crimes than he pleaded to or was even charged with committing. That included portions of the notes from Flynn's January 24, 2017 interview with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
  • US military ordered to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan

    US military ordered to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan

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    On the surface, it seems like an ideal opportunity for bipartisanship. The war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001, is now the second-longest American war in history, having dragged on for 17 years. On Syria, by contrast, Democrats from Lee to Sen. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 broadcast Friday but recorded before news of the troop withdrawal was leaked, Ghani mentioned a "sacrifice" of more than 45,000 local forces in the past four years.
  • Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whaling

    Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whaling

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    Some ruling coalition lawmakers have been saying that Japan would not be able to resume commercial whaling as long as it remains a member of the IWC . 2015 - Japan resumes research whaling in the Antarctic by reducing the number of whales it hunts. It introduced a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1986 after some species had been fished to near extinction.
  • CHINA Xi Jinping: 40 years of economic reforms without any political reform

    CHINA Xi Jinping: 40 years of economic reforms without any political reform

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    It is the great revolution that propelled a quantum leap forward in the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Xi said. The trade war could be a chance for China to enact more changes, said Beijing-based political analyst Wu Qiang, who described the current system as "state capitalism under a one-party dictatorship, or party-run capitalism".
  • Colorado woman likely killed at home, fiance charged

    Colorado woman likely killed at home, fiance charged

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    Teller County sheriff's Cmdr. "Sadly, we do not believe Kelsey is still alive", he told reporters. "My office's position is we are not going to unseal records if it will put the investigation itself in peril", Teller County District Attorney Dan May said.
  • Chinese chemistry student charged with poisoning USA roommate

    Chinese chemistry student charged with poisoning USA roommate

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    Prosecutors say he laced the food and drink of Juwan Royal with thallium . After the graffiti investigation, a blood test revealed that Royal tested positive for thallium, a chemical once commonly used in rat poison in the United States, but has since been banned due to safety concerns.
  • Senates Passes Stopgap Spending Measure in Hopes of Averting Shutdown

    Senates Passes Stopgap Spending Measure in Hopes of Averting Shutdown

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    More than 800,000 federal workers will be facing furloughs or forced to work without pay if a resolution is not reached before funding expires at midnight Friday. "Shutdown today if Democrats do not vote for Border Security!" he tweeted . But Trump reversed course after criticism from conservative allies, insisting he would not sign a bill without wall money.
  • U.S. backs Patriot missile sale to Turkey

    U.S. backs Patriot missile sale to Turkey

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    The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that the US State Department had given the green light to a possible $3.5 billion sale of a Patriot missile system aimed at improving Turkey's air and missile capabilities. Speaking to Daily Sabah, Merve Seren, a SETA security researcher, reminded readers that the department's approval does not mean that the sale will happen and the sale is dependent on the decision of Congress.
  • Judge Lights Into Michael Flynn: 'You Sold Your Country Out'

    Judge Lights Into Michael Flynn: 'You Sold Your Country Out'

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    To each question, the lawyers answered that Flynn knew what he did was wrong, that he had not been tricked by the agents and that he still wanted to plead guilty. At the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Flynn's actions had nothing to do with Trump. Just days after Donald Trump's inauguration, the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation called Michael Flynn, the new national security advisor , on a secure line.
  • What are the chances Virginia sees a White Christmas?

    What are the chances Virginia sees a White Christmas?

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    A system we were watching for Sunday looks like it will miss us to the south so we probably won't get any snow this weekend. This is an image from 2012, the last time Fort Smith had 1"+ of snow on the ground". "Odds are looking like not a white Christmas", reiterated Ayd. Mostly sunny tomorrow with highs in the upper 30s and wind chills in the lower 30s. An early Christmas Eve storm previous year dumped 1.1 inches of snow, and by the next morning 1 inch still remained on the ground at Kansas ...
  • Trump threatens to blow up spending deal

    Trump threatens to blow up spending deal

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    Ryan, speaking alongside U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outside the White House, said Trump wanted any spending agreement to secure the U.S. "Instead of working in good faith, President Trump has ignored these offers and instead seems to be rooting for a shutdown. If you veto this bill, we'll be there".
  • Reported Dates For WWE’s Saudi Arabia Return In 2019

    Reported Dates For WWE’s Saudi Arabia Return In 2019

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    A ministerial committee formed under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has recommended short-, medium-, and long-term development solutions within the development program of the General Intelligence Presidency.
  • Key senator brushes off memo on Mueller probe

    Key senator brushes off memo on Mueller probe

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    He also wrote: "Mueller should not be permitted to demand that the President submit to interrogation about alleged obstruction". In June 2018, Barr sent a memo to senior Department of Justice officials, reaching a decisive and controversial conclusion that Trump's interactions with ex-FBI Director James Comey would not constitute obstruction of justice .
  • Will do everything to further Afghan peace process: PM

    Will do everything to further Afghan peace process: PM

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    The prime minister's tweet came on the heels of a meeting between the USA diplomats and Afghan Taliban representatives, who met in the United Arab Emirates for the first round of talks facilitated by Pakistan on finding a negotiated settlement of issues in Afghanistan .
  • Trump defence secretary Jim Mattis to retire at end of February

    Trump defence secretary Jim Mattis to retire at end of February

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    Mattis said he would depart the administration February 28 to provide time for a replacement to be identified and confirmed by the Senate. Mattis, the Post reported , argued that the Islamic State was still operational in the country, and that it would be a mistake to pull out troops.
  • Senate passes justice reform bill

    Senate passes justice reform bill

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    Part of the legislation reduces the three-strike penalty from life in prison to 25 years. The bill, which is expected to be debated in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, only affected federal prisoners which make up approximately 10% of the total U.S.
  • Trump wavers after scathing criticism from allies over wall

    Trump wavers after scathing criticism from allies over wall

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    The bill keeps funding at current levels, $1.3 billion, for border security and fencing, but not for the wall. The White House had previously indicated that Trump was open to reviewing whatever Congress could send him. Jim Jordan, two of the House's most conservative members, are among the Republican leaders going to a midday White House meeting. Trump appeared to shelve his shutdown threats after promising a fight over the wall, a project central to his presidential campaign.
  • Blind, Underground-Dwelling Creature Named After Donald Trump

    Blind, Underground-Dwelling Creature Named After Donald Trump

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    A newly discovered blind and burrowing amphibian is to be officially named Dermophis donaldtrumpi , in recognition of the USA president's climate change denial. " I don't believe it ", Trump told reporters, adding that he had read "some" of the report . After taking office he announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which commits countries to keep a limit on rising global temperatures.
  • UN Syria envoy to host diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey

    UN Syria envoy to host diplomats from Iran, Russia, Turkey

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    During the talks, efforts to hold the first meeting of the Constitutional Committee in early 2019 in Geneva were agreed upon, the official statement said. The 150-member committee, which has been a year in the making, is meant to represent the government, the opposition and civil society and is seen by the United Nations and U.S.as key to holding free elections and ending the seven-year civil war that has killed more than 450,000 people.