• Speaker Pelosi says there’s no wall money in border legislation
Speaker Pelosi says there’s no wall money in border legislation

House Speaker Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, " There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation ". She added that other aspects of border security involving infrastructure and technology are part of the negotiations. Pelosi said she is committed to leaving the appropriators to their own devices, and said she would be willing to brin...

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  • Polar vortex: United States braces for life-threatening temperatures
Polar vortex: United States braces for life-threatening temperatures

The frigid conditions canceled more flights, and the number of deaths blamed on the cold climbed to 13. City crews braved sub-zero weather to fix a number of frozen water main breaks that plagued Motor City neighborhoods. Postal services were unable to deliver mail in parts of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, the Dakotas and Nebraska. A b...

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  • 2600+ Central American Migrants Arrive in Mexico City, Head Towards USA
2600+ Central American Migrants Arrive in Mexico City, Head Towards USA

On the first day of the policy, which now applies only to San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing, a 55-year-old Honduran man, Carlos Gomez, became the first asylum seeker to be returned to Mexico. Nielsen was at the border crossing Tuesday, but she made no public remarks. A sharp increase in Central American families seeking asylum in the US le...

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  • Facebook Announces New Ad Rules To Ward Off Election Meddling
Facebook Announces New Ad Rules To Ward Off Election Meddling

In late March , Facebook will launch new tools to help prevent foreign interference in the upcoming election and make political advertising more transparent. The database will cover political groups and also "issue" ads on topics such as immigration amid concerns that Eurosceptic forces will hijack May's vote to spread "fake news".

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  • Trump says US-China trade talks 'going well'
Trump says US-China trade talks 'going well'

The cost of doing business? "I don't think there's going to be any big outcome", Ennis said of the talks scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. But Trump also may appear weakened after agreeing to end a five-week government shutdown without extracting any concessions from opposition Democratic lawmakers in a battle over funding to build a wall ...

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  • Stephen Colbert Mocks Chris Christie On Tuesday’s ‘The Late Show’
Stephen Colbert Mocks Chris Christie On Tuesday’s ‘The Late Show’

Chris Christie said Monday that President Donald Trump and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner thought firing Michael Flynn , then Trump's national security adviser, would end any investigation into possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign and beyond.

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  • Here’s how Russian Federation apparently tried to join Trump’s attacks against Robert Mueller
Here’s how Russian Federation apparently tried to join Trump’s attacks against Robert Mueller

The special counsel argued that sharing the information outside the US could expose American secrets to the Russian government - a concern shared by legal and national security experts . The filing also said that defense lawyers told the Mueller team that the vendor it was using reported no unauthorized access to the nonsensitive files.

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  • Ocasio-Cortez slams tech giants over climate change denial at conference
Ocasio-Cortez slams tech giants over climate change denial at conference

Read the full report at the Hill . "I'm sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district", the lawmaker said . Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (a Democrat from New York) and Representative Chellie Pingree (a Democrat from Maine) sent a letter to three of the nation's biggest tech companies on Monday decrying th...

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  • Stacey Abrams to deliver Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union
Stacey Abrams to deliver Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union

President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address on February 5; Abrams' rebuttal will be broadcast directly after his speech. "She is just a great spokesperson", Mr Schumer said . The New York Democrat extended the invitation to Abrams when the two met in Washington earlier this month. In late November, the Abrams-backed group F...

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  • British MPs vote to reject Brexit backstop
British MPs vote to reject Brexit backstop

She was speaking after MPs on Tuesday night passed an amendment demanding that that the backstop, guaranteeing no hard border in Ireland, be replaced with unspecified "alternatives". Mrs May will now have to return to Brussels. Ms Bradley said: "The commitments made in the joint report remain and those commitments were that we would find a soluti...

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  • Snow and ice yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland
Snow and ice yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland

Another weather warning for snow has this mornig been issued by the Met Office - this time for the end of the week. . Heavy snow is being predicted for Waterlooville on Thursday, with the white stuff being forecast to fall between 7pm and 11pm.

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  • May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with 'Plan B'
May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with 'Plan B'

The Prime Minister has slammed Jeremy Corbyn for not agreeing to meet with her privately to talk about Brexit, claiming he had been willing to sit down with "Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA without preconditions". Labor put forward an amendment seeking to force the government to give parliament time to consider and vote on options to prevent a "no d...

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  • Snow warnings across Britain as travellers told to expect disruption
Snow warnings across Britain as travellers told to expect disruption

The forecasters said that they would update the warning today, and that they have. "The wintry showers tomorrow will become more isolated, and the winds will ease as well". "A patchy covering of one to two centimetres is possible at low levels, although some places will see no snow at all". Maximum temperature of 3C and a minimum temperature of -...

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  • Mum carrying baby dies after falling down stairs at train station
Mum carrying baby dies after falling down stairs at train station

Goodson's mother told the outlet her daughter suffered from a medical condition, which could have contributed to the fall. Goodson was sent to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. That can make them frustrating for disabled subway riders who depend on them and an unappealing option for straphangers who do not. "We hope that we ulti...

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  • Dixon Public Schools close from Tuesday to Thursday due to weather
Dixon Public Schools close from Tuesday to Thursday due to weather

Superintendent Laurrie said he plans to confer with experts, school administrators and review CDC recommendations in making a decision. Buffalo Public Schools issued the following statement: "The most important defense against freezing weather involves a combination of caution and prevention".

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  • Democratic Party Cries Foul over Howard Schultz's Potential 2020 Run
Democratic Party Cries Foul over Howard Schultz's Potential 2020 Run

At this point, a second protester screamed "health care is a human right" before being removed by security. Howard Schultz said he was seriously thinking of running as a centrist independent in 2020 . "Don't help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire a***hole!" a male heckler shouted. Warren fired back on Twitter. Schultz, a lifelong Demo...

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  • Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder
Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder

McArthur was arrested in January 2018 and police eventually found the remains of seven men in large planters at a midtown Toronto property which he was associated with. Appearing at the Superior Court of Justice, McArthur entered guilty pleas for the killings of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, Majeed Kayhan , Skandaraj (Skanda) Navaratnam and Abdul...

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  • Launching her campaign, Kamala Harris says the powerful seek to divide America
Launching her campaign, Kamala Harris says the powerful seek to divide America

In front of a crowd that stretched thousands deep at Oakland City Hall on Sunday afternoon, the former San Francisco district attorney positioned herself "for the people" - turning an oft-spoken phrase from years as a prosecutor into her campaign slogan - and vowed to "speak truth" about the nation's issues.

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  • Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men
Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men

When the Dubai government posted photographs of the winners being handed their prices on its official Twitter , they were met by mockery, with some even asking if the account had been hacked. Even so, the Gender Balance Index awards showed how different things look from different parts of the world. The "best personality supporting gender bala...

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  • Daughters of woman on death row for blasphemy go to Canada
Daughters of woman on death row for blasphemy go to Canada

In the petition, it has been argued that the Supreme Court's acquittal of Bibi did not meet the standards of jurisprudence as well as Islamic provisions and the "normal principle of justice with reference to application in blasphemy laws".

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