• Suspect at large after 5 people shot, killed
Suspect at large after 5 people shot, killed

Shortly after, officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they also were called to investigate a shooting and found Elizabeth Theriot, 50, and her husband, Keith Theriot , 50 deceased. In May, he shared a post saying "If you have a problem with me, tell me". The suspect, Theriot, is accused of killing his parents, the Ascens...

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  • Pompeo Hires Former Trump Critic as Point Person on Venezuela
Pompeo Hires Former Trump Critic as Point Person on Venezuela

Maduro cruised to re-election in May a year ago amid low turnout and allegations of vote-buying by the government. Venezuela's government has backtracked on an order that gave U.S . Speaking to the media on the sidelines during a visit to India‚ Sisulu said South Africa only recognises Nicholas Maduro as president of the troubled South America...

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  • 'Great for Canada' if US drops extradition request for Huawei CFO
'Great for Canada' if US drops extradition request for Huawei CFO

The resignation request comes after a week where McCallum controversially waded into the extradition request against Meng Wanzhou, an executive with Chinese telecom company Huawei. But on Thursday McCallum walked back the remarks and said he "misspoke". Global Affairs Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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  • US, China 'miles and miles' from resolving trade conflict
US, China 'miles and miles' from resolving trade conflict

Food banks nationwide have reported a spike in visits, and some have begun setting up services in discreet locations to help federal workers who are anxious about the stigma of accepting free food. "You're talking about 800,000 workers, and while I feel sorry for the individuals that have hardship cases, 800,000 workers". "Billionaires like Comm...

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  • Canada's ambassador to China says he misspoke
Canada's ambassador to China says he misspoke

The comments are also unusual, since the usa has said it plans to follow through with the extradition process. "I think she has some strong arguments that she can make before a judge", McCallum said. At that lengthy meeting with reporters he also said Meng could defend herself because of the "extraterritorial aspect to her case" and because Can...

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  • Angola participates in Tshisekedi inauguration
Angola participates in Tshisekedi inauguration

This was the first time, since 1960, that the conflicted country ushered in a new president in peace. Our fight will be to improve the lives of each citizen, " Tshisekedi said at the ceremony. However, a few minutes later he reappeared and continued with his address . "Because the presidency once the dust settles will be weaker than it has been ...

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  • Sanders says Stone arrest unrelated to Trump
Sanders says Stone arrest unrelated to Trump

The federal special counsel's indictment of Roger Stone , a longtime associate of US President Donald Trump , in the Russian Federation probe are unrelated to the president or the White House, Trump's press secretary said on Friday (Dec 25).

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  • Doomsday Clock sticks at two minutes to 'midnight'
Doomsday Clock sticks at two minutes to 'midnight'

The Clock was created to warn the public about how close we are to destroying our world with the technologies of our own making, and exists as a reminder of the perils of mankind that we must address in order to survive on Earth. Bulletin members Lawrence Krauss and Robert Rosner wrote in an op-ed a year ago that the world was "as threatening as...

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  • Longest government shutdown ends, federal workers to return to work
Longest government shutdown ends, federal workers to return to work

However, federal employees are looking for things to return to normal. "Just want the government to open up", U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Sandra Francois said. For weeks, federal workers were strapped for cash since the shutdown went into effect in late December 2018. "They've missed one paycheck and they're coming up on that second ...

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  • Pelosi blocks Trump from delivering State of the Union speech
Pelosi blocks Trump from delivering State of the Union speech

Likely not. Trump's State of the Union delay decision appears more like what then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described as a "strategic pause" rather than a full retreat during a particularly rough time in the George W. The shutdown was to begin its 35th day Friday, with some 800,000 federal workers left unpaid across the country and in U.S...

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  • Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Michael Cohen to Testify
Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Michael Cohen to Testify

Cohen said in a statement issued through his adviser, Lanny Davis, that he was postponing testimony because of his ongoing cooperation with federal prosecutors, including special counsel Robert Mueller , as well as because of what he claims were "ongoing threats" from President Donald Trump .

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  • Senate To Reconvene Tuesday, Debate Onnoghen's Suspension
Senate To Reconvene Tuesday, Debate Onnoghen's Suspension

According to the presidency, the swearing-in of an acting Chief Justice follows an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) directing the President to swear in the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as acting Chief Justice and Chairman of the National Judicial Council.

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  • Tragic end to search for boy who fell into borehole in Spain
Tragic end to search for boy who fell into borehole in Spain

The borehole where Julen was trapped was 100m deep and just 25cm wide. The boy's body was found in the early hours of Saturday morning. The parents of a toddler trapped down a narrow borehole in Spain are anxiously waiting as rescuers make a desperate attempt to reach the boy.

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  • Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape
Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape

All make clear that he strongly denies all the charges. "I am innocent of any criminality whatsoever", Salmond said in a brief statement outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Mr Salmond guided the party to a narrow Scottish election win in 2007 and then led a minority government as he became Scotland's first SNP First Minister.

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  • ‘Round of US-Taliban talks ends with progress on draft peace deal’
‘Round of US-Taliban talks ends with progress on draft peace deal’

A source familiar with the deal told the Wall Street Journal conversations are continuing concerning the status of the approximately 14,000 US troops in the region, as are discussions for future plans of USA bases in Afghanistan that the Taliban wants closed.

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  • Cohen Postpones Congressional Testimony Due to Threats to His Family - Counsel
Cohen Postpones Congressional Testimony Due to Threats to His Family - Counsel

Threats from the duo reached Cohen and his family as recently as this weekend, according to a statement from Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis. Representative Elijah Cummings , chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, both Democrats, said in a st...

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  • More snow on the way for West Michigan
More snow on the way for West Michigan

Highs will not get out of the 20s Tuesday through Thursday with lows as cold as the single digits at mid-week. Strong northwest winds gusting to near 40 miles per hour will cause temps to drop the rest of the day. Wind chill values may be near -25 to -30 at times Wednesday into Thursday morning. Another potentially significant snow maker will fin...

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  • Trump announces short-term deal to end shutdown and reopen government
Trump announces short-term deal to end shutdown and reopen government

Trump triggered the shutdown, which began on December 22, with his wall-funding demand after being criticised by conservative commentators for not being firm enough. If Congress does not produce a fair deal over the next three weeks, Trump said, the government will either shut down again on February 15, or he will use the emergency powers given to...

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  • Airstrikes Against Hamas in Gaza
Airstrikes Against Hamas in Gaza

An Israeli official said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also cancelled a Qatari donation of $15 million for the improverished enclave that had been due on Wednesday as part of worldwide efforts to head off escalation . "The preconditions that were given by Israel for securing the Qatari payments were unacceptable". Prime Minister Benjamin ...

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  • Kidnapping Survivor Jayme Closs Will Receive $25000 Reward Offered for Her Rescue
Kidnapping Survivor Jayme Closs Will Receive $25000 Reward Offered for Her Rescue

Patterson is already being held on charges of murdering Closs' parents, kidnapping the girl and breaking into their Barron County home after authorities say he confessed to those crimes. A criminal complaint says Patterson told investigators he saw Jayme getting on a school bus near her home and chose to abduct her. The neighbours who helped Jaym...

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