• Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old
Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old

Shaquille O'Neal has paid for the funeral of a 7-year-old girl killed in a drive-by shooting in Texas. Washington was shot in her arm, and Barnes' 6-year-old sister sustained injuries from shattered glass. The Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted Saturday night that the investigation had "taken a new direction". Houston Texans DeAndre Hopk...

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  • U.S. team to visit China for trade talks next week
U.S. team to visit China for trade talks next week

President Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Washington and Beijing will reach a deal to bring to a close the months-long trade dispute that has roiled global financial markets. Chinese exports to the United States held up through late 2018 despite Trump's tariff hikes. The new declaration was made by China after President Trump tweeted...

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  • Patriarch set to formalize Ukraine Church independence
Patriarch set to formalize Ukraine Church independence

The Russian church, which now has about 150 million Orthodox Christians under its authority, could lose a fifth of its members. Ukraine won approval for the new church in October from the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, the seat of the global spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians.

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  • Five teenage girls killed in fire in Poland
Five teenage girls killed in fire in Poland

Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski has ordered fire safety controls be placed in all escape rooms , a type of game in which players locked inside a room or building must find clues to help them get out. Officials believe the girls, all around the age of 15, died from carbon monoxide poisoning. "One man with severe burns was taken to an ...

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  • Congresswoman Who Called Trump A 'Motherf***er' Runs From Reporters
Congresswoman Who Called Trump A 'Motherf***er' Runs From Reporters

The controversy comes amid renewed talk of impeachment among lawmakers. However, impeachment proceedings in the House would be mostly useless, at least right now. Under the Constitution, presidents can be impeached and removed from office for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours". Sherman and Green pushed to impeach Trump i...

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  • Search is on for containers lost off Dutch coast by ship
Search is on for containers lost off Dutch coast by ship

The ship, which had last called at Sines, Portugal, lost part of its cargo Wednesday in a storm off the northern coast of the Netherlands and Germany . The substance in question is an organic peroxide, a flammable and highly toxic compound. "In all aspects of the clean-up MSC is collaborating with local authorities".

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  • U.S. federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises
U.S. federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The raises appear to be an intended effect of the shutdown: When lawmakers failed to pass bills on December 21 to fund multiple federal agencies, they allowed an existing pay freeze to lapse. Trump is demanding billions of dollars for his long-promised wall along the southern border. At his news conference Friday, Trump confirmed that he had told...

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  • USA wants regional powers to ensure Afghanistan’s peace, security
USA wants regional powers to ensure Afghanistan’s peace, security

If I was asking on exam for some of the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union, and a student stated it was because of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan I might give a few pity points, but the notion that Afghanistan "bankrupted" the Soviet Union, and that is why it is now Russian Federation is just ridiculous.

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  • 1 dead in Sydney Scientology stabbing
1 dead in Sydney Scientology stabbing

Jones said the teenager had a "lawful reason" to be at the Scientology complex in Chatswood, a major business and residential district in the Lower North Shore of Sydney, approximately six miles north of the city's business district. A man at the centre's reception told news.com.au he had "no idea" about the circumstances surrounding the incident. ...

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  • Jazmine Barnes’ Killing Causes Cold Case To Reopen After Possible Link
Jazmine Barnes’ Killing Causes Cold Case To Reopen After Possible Link

Last Sunday morning, around 7 a.m., 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington sat in her vehicle with a family group in a Walmart parking lot in Cloverleaf, Texas , a suburb of Houston . Also on Thursday, investigators released new surveillance video of the pickup in question. "When I see Jazmine Barnes' face, I see my own daughter", Hopkins posted...

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  • Egg-Throwing Joyride Leads to Murder Charges for Texas Teen, Says Sheriff
Egg-Throwing Joyride Leads to Murder Charges for Texas Teen, Says Sheriff

Police say a 14-year-old boy was driving an SUV 60 miles an hour through a red light when it crashed into a truck that killed a 45-year-old woman. Police allege the that before the crash, the suspect and the other passengers were throwing eggs at passing cars when one auto chased them, Gonzalez said in a separate tweet .

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  • Trump says he threatened to keep United States government closed for years
Trump says he threatened to keep United States government closed for years

President Donald Trump pushed back on Friday, saying they're only acting because they know they can't win the White House in 2020. Separately, California Democrat Brad Sherman said he is reintroducing articles of impeachment to remove Trump from office, even though the party leadership is cautious about such a move because it could be see...

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  • Violent street protests after women defy ban to enter temple
Violent street protests after women defy ban to enter temple

In September, India's Supreme Court overturned a centuries-old ban on women and girls between ages 10 to 50 from entering the Sabarimala temple . Earlier, the Kerala state president of the BJP described the visit to the temple by the two women as "a conspiracy by the atheist rulers to destroy the Hindu temples".

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  • United Kingdom warns Russian Federation against 'diplomatic chess games' over alleged spy
United Kingdom warns Russian Federation against 'diplomatic chess games' over alleged spy

Several told The Associated Press that the American never seemed sinister, merely someone who was interested in Russian Federation and wanted to be pen pals. The spokesperson said London was trying to replace the idea of global laws by a set of vague rules to cover up its legal shortcomings and evade responsibility for breaking laws, while accusi...

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  • China Executes Serial Killer Who Murdered, Mutilated 11 Women, Girls
China Executes Serial Killer Who Murdered, Mutilated 11 Women, Girls

Finally, Gao's uncle was arrested on a separate minor crime that required a DNA test. Police found it closely matched the profile of the murder suspect so they covertly gathered Gao's DNA and found it was a 100-percent match. Police said Gao, who confessed to the killings under questioning, had "a sexual perversion and hates women", CNN reports...

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  • Data on hundreds of German politicians stolen and posted online
Data on hundreds of German politicians stolen and posted online

The data, published on a Twitter account, included addresses, chats between family members and copies of ID cards. Hackers have published the personal information and correspondence of Angela Merkel and hundreds of other German politicians in what the justice minister said was a serious attack created to damage the country's political estab...

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  • Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran
Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran

His conduct has created a constitutional crisis that we must confront now ... This is not just about Donald Trump . Public Radio International (PRI) and other media outlets reported that Ms.Tlaib, in traditional Palestinian dress, used the 1734 English translation of the holy Quran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson, an American founding fathe...

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  • Shocking videos show staff at United States immigrant shelter dragging and shoving children
Shocking videos show staff at United States immigrant shelter dragging and shoving children

An investigation previously determined that "while physical force and restraint techniques were used against these minor children, these actions did not rise to the level of criminal charges", a spokesperson for the sheriff's office told the Republic .

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  • USA warns citizens traveling to China to exercise caution
USA warns citizens traveling to China to exercise caution

The last travel warning about China from the State Department came on January 22, 2018 due to the "the arbitrary enforcement of local laws and special restrictions on dual U.S". The advisory also indicates that US-Chinese citizens or Americans of Chinese heritage are especially vulnerable to "additional scrutiny and harassment".

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  • Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens
Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

The Saudi General Prosecution said the interrogation of a number of the accused would continue, adding that two requests asking for further evidence had been sent to Turkey. The official Saudi Press Agency and state television gave few details about the hearing and did not name the suspects. The reports suggest that the bags contained Khashoggi's...

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