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Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California says he will not seek re-election

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However, the departures may not prove significant as ten Senate Democrats are up for re-election in 2018 in states that President Trump won and only two races, Flake in Arizona and Sen. In a strongly Democratic political environment like this one, Washington's Rep. Dave Reichert and New Jersey's Rep. Reynolds said that Republicans have advantages so far in fundraising, and they may actually benefit from the enthusiasm among some Democrats that has led to multiple candidates running ... Read More »

Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down

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Richard N. Aslin, a fellow complainant and former professor in the department who now works at Haskins Laboratories, said that the report criticizes him and his colleagues for taking things "into our own hands" while simultaneously admitting that Rochester's internal investigation was incomplete. Read More »

States Should Have Final Say on Marijuana

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Sessions rolled back those policies earlier this month. Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the next decade, according to a new study . Read More »

Canada presses Iran to respect protesters' rights

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On this sixth day of the new uprising in Iran , I am sure you have watched dozens of videos of events in Iran and have some idea of the momentum of this revolutionary movement. We should not let them down again. At Tuesday's news briefing , White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Haley's warning, telling reporters that "the global community can not sit silent as it did" in 2009. Read More »

Kim Jong-un loves tell-all Donald Trump book

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North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold military talks aimed at easing front-line animosities. "I could give you 20 examples ", he said. "Just to be clear, you haven't spoken to the North Korean leader, I mean when you say a relationship with Korea", he was immediately asked. Read More »

Pakistani anchor host bulletin with daughter protesting 8-yr-old's rape, murder

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Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and champion for female education, tweeted Wednesday she was "heartbroken" about Zainab's tragic fate and demanded action against the killer. "This has to stop", tweeted Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai, who hails from Pakistan and said Wednesday she was "heartbroken" to hear of the girl's killing. Read More »

Homicide suspect is killed after ambushing cops, shooting officer

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She has been identified as 24-year-old Brittany White, the first homicide victim of 2018 in the Queen City. Late Thursday night, police said Bennett engaged police in a shootout outside headquarters in uptown. Chief Putney says the police department will check to see if changes need to be made to building to increase safety and security, but added that officers can be ambushed anywhere. Read More »

Huge fire at Nottingham train station paralyses rail network

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The blaze, which broke out on the main concourse on Friday morning, spread to the roof. Nottingham Express Transit have confirmed that there has been disruption to the tram services as well. The station was evacuated and no casualties were reported, a spokeswoman for East Midlands ambulance service said. The fire was in the main building of the Grade II-listed station. Read More »

Pakistan Suspends Military, Intelligence Cooperation With US

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Accusing India of contributing towards internal instability, Pakistan said that Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has an active network in their country. Denying the presence of Daesh and Taliban leadership in Pakistan, Faisal said there were no safe havens of terrorists and Taliban leadership in Pakistan. Read More »

Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

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Assange has been living in Ecuador's embassy in London since he was granted asylum there in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning in a sexual molestation case. Assange later taunted after Lasso's loss that he would "cordially invite Lasso to leave Ecuador within 30 days". Ecuador has confirmed it has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Read More »

India Supreme Court judges: Democracy is in danger

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Asked whether the past difference of opinion about the elevation of Justice Joseph to the SC figured in the collegium meeting on Wednesday evening, an SC source said, "The collegium unanimously made a decision to recommend the names of Malhotra and Justice Joseph for appointment as Supreme Court judges and there was no dissenting discussion on these two names". Read More »

Dolly Everett farewelled by hundreds of mourners in Katherine

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She was laid to rest on Friday, where she was remembered by loved ones as a "beautiful little china doll". A social media campaign has also been launched in her name, to raise awareness about bullying and youth suicide. The family shared one of her recent drawings - a skinny figure bent over backwards under the words, "speak even if your voice shakes". This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our attractive angel had travelled to. Read More »

Baltimore bystander catches hospital staff dumping patient on the street

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A Baltimore hospital is being investigated after a man captured footage of employees wheeling a patient outside to leave her in freezing weather. As she approaches the cold bench, the thin gown exposes her bare skin. " 'UMMC will be known for providing high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine worldwide.' You can do better". Read More »

On NAFTA, Canada preparing for 'every eventuality'

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Ministers from Canada, Mexico and the United States will hold a special meeting to tackle some of the toughest issues in negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ), a top private-sector adviser to the Mexican government said Thursday. Read More »

German parties talk through the night, no end in sight

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If Merkel is unable to come to an agreement with the SPD, Germany will be run by a minority government Such a weak government will leave Merkel further besieged, and out-of-step with a German electorate which seems hungry for changes which can't be delivered by either the center-right or center-left. Read More »

French police hunt for Ritz thieves

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Police stand in rue Cambon at the back entrance of the Ritz luxury hotel in Paris on January 10, 2018, after an armed robbery . The motorcyclist, however, dropped one satchel of the loot after hitting a pedestrian who was attempting to flee the scene. Read More »

Trump cancels trip to London over protest fears

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Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. Concerned about the welcome he would receive in the United Kingdom , the US President is understood to be sending Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instead. The billion-dollar structure was completely funded "by the sale of other properties in London ", the Reuters report said . May only confirmed that Trump would be visiting on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday but did not confirm when it would take place. Read More »

United States deploys B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, 200 airmen to Guam

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The bat-winged B-2s and 200 airmen deployed to Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. island territory from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. "US strategic bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to conduct US PACOM-led (Pacific Command-led) air operations, providing leaders with deterrent options to maintain regional stability", the PAF wrote on its website. Read More »

Hungary would raise EU budget contribution after Brexit

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Among those due to attend Thursday's meeting are Jes Staley, chief executive of Barclays , Mark Wilson, chief executive of insurer Aviva, and Richard Gnodde, chief executive of Goldman Sachs International, sources familiar with the matter said. Read More »

Russian Federation displays Syria base attack drones

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Major General Alexander Novikov , who heads the ministry's drone department, said the drones used in the weekend's raid differed from the rudimentary craft used earlier by rebels in Syria . "Serious attention and organisation on the worldwide level is needed to neutralise such threats", he added. Turkey has been fiercely opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during his country's six-year-old civil war but has recently been working with his allies Russian Federation and Iran for a ... Read More »

Boy shot in Texas church massacre will finally leave hospital today

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He was released from the University Hospital in San Antonio Thursday and the firefighter who save him kept his promise to give him a ride home in a firetruck. But her daughters Brooke Ward, 5, and Emily Garcia, 7, were killed. Ryland spent almost three months in the hospital for injuries he sustained in the Texas church massacre. Read More »

Oprah Winfrey's Home Slimed by California Mudslides

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A video from NBC showed firefighters rescuing a 14-year-old girl in Montecito , one of the hardest hit areas, after she was trapped in mudslide rubble. Television mogul Oprah Winfrey's home survived the rainstorm and ensuring mudslides. Montecito is located in Santa Barbara County, California. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

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They said heated discussions were going on within the administration and with key Republican lawmakers. It wasn't clear if the administration will immediately go ahead with a decision to impose new sanctions related to Iran's human-rights activities. Read More »

Brexit Could Cost UK £50 Billion, 500000 Jobs Warns London Mayor

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The most optimistic Brexit scenario outlined, of a two-year transition period leading to single market membership without the customs union would still lead to a loss of 176,000 jobs and £20.2 billion in investment. It also notes that while post-Brexit restrictions on immigration could reduce the number of overseas workers available to employers: "London residents who were unemployed or inactive may be employed following migration restrictions because there is less competition for jobs". Read More »

Nigel Farage calls for second referendum on European Union membership

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Since the vote, some prominent opponents of Brexit have suggested it should be reversed. Andrew Adonis , who recently called on Jeremy Corbyn to back a second referendum, took to Twitter to say "bring it on", with the same words being used by chair of anti-Brexit organisation Best for Britain, Lord Mark Malloch. Read More »

Is Tunisia embarking on another Arab Spring as protests rage on?

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In Tebourba, where a man died during unrest overnight Monday-Tuesday, police fired tear gas at dozens of protesters, a resident said. Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed warned against any attempt to disrupt the country, and against any vandalism targeting citizens, or public and private assets. Read More »

Warm and rainy for Thursday, snow and cold Friday

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And finally, it appears that a prolonged January thaw is likely from later next week through most of the rest of the month! Refreezing of recent rainfall and additional light icing will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, resulting in hard travel conditions, according to the weather service. Read More »

Better to be friends than enemies - Trump on Russian Federation

Tremendous", Trump said. "I wish we'd do some of that, but hydropower is fantastic, and it's a great asset that you have". The president's legal team believes Mr. What Trump meant to say was that Norway purchased 52 F-35 fighter jets, the first three of which already arrived in Oslo in November, according to Reuters . Read More »