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Business group asks Congress for protection for marijuana

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Alaska's Jahna Lindemuth and Hawaii's Doug Chin were among 19 attorneys general who urged US lawmakers on Tuesday to move forward with legislation allowing states with marijuana businesses to use the banking system. This article was released by the California Attorney General's Office . The letter , which was sent to congressional leaders today, requests legislation that would provide a legal "safe harbor" for banking institutions that provide a financial product or service to businesses ... Read More »

Snow on the way with temperatures set to plummet this week

Met Eireann predicts a bitterly cold day tomorrow (Tuesday, January 16) with a strong to gale force westerly wind feeding in frequent wintry showers . The wintry weather is set to begin today and run over tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday too. "A combination of winter showers, hail and thunder will often result in very strong down drafts and collective wind gusts". Read More »

'Absolute horror': New South Wales highway reopens after seven vehicle crash

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In a third auto were the driver - a 43-year-old woman who suffered a broken arm - a 52-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man who suffered minor injuries. "We are treating multiple patients, some are still trapped by compression at this stage". Talking to news.com.au, Ms Pavey said the TWU had "completely misconstrued" her comments. Read More »

U.S. diplomats in Africa struggle with fallout from Trump insult

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Trump had blasted immigrants that they were coming from "Shithole" countries , a remark that has been receiving severe backlash from the African Union leaders and concerned nations. It said it would ask the second-in-charge of the USA embassy to explain Trump's comments on Monday. The governments of Namibia and Botswana have also condemned the comments. Read More »

Lawmakers to review Cuomo's local government plan

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Cuomo said that the state Department of Tax and Finance would release a preliminary report tomorrow with recommendations for responding to the new tax plan. Cuomo has been able to get a budget proposal in by the April deadline every year since he took office, but as he said in his budget plan, this year offers the biggest obstacle yet to achieving that goal. Read More »

Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal

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A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. "He has said a lot of negative things about a lot of people and like I said earlier, this is not an easy business", he added. "Where does it end?" said Sen. It will likely be up to Schumer and Senate Democrats to decide whether to shut down the government over DACA, since the House could pass funding with Republican votes alone. Read More »

Steadier snowfall expected Tuesday night for Cumberland County

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However, conditions in the metroplex were not as bad as feared, with the winter weather largely missing the area. WINTER STORM WARNINGS are up now for all of western Mass and will last into Wednesday afternoon . NWS is predicting, "Wind chill values as low as zero" on Wednesday . Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Most area school districts dismissed early for Tuesday , and the Carlisle Barracks announced it is shutting down at 3 p.m. Read More »

Trump comments about immigrants valid

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President Donald Trump bragged on Twitter that his approval rating with black Americans has doubled. "The folks from DACA should know the Democrats are the ones who aren't willing to make a deal", he said. leader's remarks "totally unacceptable!" However, asked if he was "a racist", the USA leader stormed out of the White House's Roosevelt Room where he had been attending a Martin Luther King Jr Day event. Read More »

22 million Yemenis now in need of aid

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Four mobile cranes arrived in the Houthi-controlled Hudaida Port, the United Nations said Monday, after the coalition agreed to let them into Yemen, where almost three years of war have pushed it to the verge of starvation. Before the Saudi war, Hudaida Port handled around 70 percent of Yemen's imports, including food and humanitarian supplies. Fuel was vital to power water and sanitation stations to provide clean water and help avoid diseases, she said. Read More »

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong sentenced to three months in jail

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Another activist, Raphael Wong, was handed a four-month sentence over the same incident. Wong and another defendant were remanded into custody, while others received suspended sentences, the Associated Press reported. Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has been found guilty of contempt for obstructing the clearance of a major encampment during the city's 2014 Umbrella Movement rallies. Read More »

Will DACA be put on hold to avoid government shutdown?

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They have the White House. "Mr. President, close this [immigration] deal", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said at a Judiciary Committee hearing, adding, "Don't give my number out, but call me" - a reference to an incident in the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in which Trump publicly announced Graham's private telephone number. Read More »

Rahul sees crimson over authorities's orange passport plan

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Former Minister for NRI Affairs, Mr Shabbir Ali expressed the same views and said that different passport will create discrimination as it would help identify persons with less qualification. The Centre should "rectify" its decision considering the seriousness of discriminating between its citizens, Vijayan said. The regular passport is issued with a navy-coloured passport; the diplomatic passport is of maroon cover; whereas the official passport is of the white colour. Read More »

PM Modi, Israeli PM begin their 8-Km roadshow

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Addressing the inaugural session of the "Raisina Dialogue" here, Netanyahu hailed India as Israel's "natural friend and partner", drawing a wide smile from Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who was in the audience. Modi and Netanyahu are scheduled to inaugrate iCreate Center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad . The threat of radical Islam and its terrorist offshoots can "upset" the global system, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, batting for stronger ties between ... Read More »

Trump tell reporters: "I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed"

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Despite referring to himself as "the least racist person you have ever interviewed ", - Trump has often sparked controversy and faced many claims of racism. He also denied degrading Haiti in those comments. "When they pledged their allegiance to the American flag and became U.S. Citizens, they meant every word of it and they did everything they could to take on not just the benefits, but the responsibilities of what it meant to be an American citizen", said Love. Read More »

Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes

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Navy said in a statement on Tuesday, Reuters reports.Filing charges against the officers marks the Navy's latest effort to address the problems that led to collisions involving its warships in Asia, in which 17 sailors were killed. McCain, in August. Frank Caldwell, who was given the authority and examined the evidence of what caused the collisions, according to Navy spokesman Capt. Read More »

Trump Staff "Irrational" About Immigration: Senior Republican Senator

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The debate over immigration policy became increasingly acrimonious after it was reported on Thursday that the Republican president used the word " shithole " to describe Haiti and African countries in a private meeting with lawmakers. Sen. John Cornyn, the second-highest ranking GOP senator, said that setting these caps has been hard so far because Democrats are attempting to attach codification of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, which prevents the ... Read More »

Renewed Blockade Could Lead to starvation in Yemen

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More people are predicted to go hungry in July 2018 than in the same month a year ago, added the Famine Early Warning Systems Network in its latest analysis, which focuses on projected food needs for July. Yemen, a nation of 28 million people, imports more than 85 percent of its food and medicine. Yemenis are facing "an extremely bleak outlook", with continued conflict, high fuel and food prices and disease concerns such as the cholera outbreak and the spread of diphtheria, Anderson added. Read More »

Blaming Democrats, Trump Says 'DACA Is Probably Dead'

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Lawmakers are now faced with tight budget caps, agreed to in 2011, that limit how much they can spend for the rest of fiscal year 2018 and beyond. "I'm not going to try to predict the future but we definitely want to get a deal done on the budget and we want a clean budget bill". Read More »

Chapel Hill remains Tar Heel hell for Clemson men's basketball

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One of the most cherished streaks in college basketball will be on the line Tuesday night when No. 20 Clemson visits No. 15 North Carolina for an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup. UCF made a brief run when Fall got 6 straight points on two dunks and a layup to cut the deficit to 39-36, but the rally died when the Knights center missed two free throws on the next possession. Read More »

16-Year-Old Teen Killed In Sledding Accident, Hit By Intoxicated Driver

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Authorities arrested 20-year-old Galina Witte, the driver of the vehicle, and charged her with one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated while endangering others. She was also expected to follow all rules of the Substance Abuse Program. A K-9 search of the auto uncovered "several blunts with suspected marijuana and a glass smoking pipe", and "one Hydrocodone pill". Read More »

Fireball in the Sky Tuesday Evening

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Here's the video from Phil K's security camera in southeast MI. "Somebody was reporting lightning with thunder", said meteorologist Cory Behnke. The US Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it was a meteor fireball. "I saw an extremely bright light", said Mike Tarkowski of Milford. They could not confirm that a meteor had hit the earth. The sonic boom followed several minutes after the flash, he said. Read More »

'Contraceptive App' Blamed Following 37 Unwanted Pregnancies

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That seems to be the case for Natural Cycles, an application used by women to determine when it is safe to have unprotected sex during their menstrual cycle. "No contraception is 100 per cent effective, and unwanted pregnancies is an unfortunate risk with any contraception". "(The app) works by saying "You can't have sex now", but young people don't function like that,"gynaecologist Lena Marions told the TT news agency, The Local reports. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory expanded; more snow expected

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The snow forecast prompted the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook. You should slow down and have winter-weather supplies in your vehicles. In the Champaign-Urbana area, WDWS meteorologist Greg Soulje said 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Read More »

Former heart surgeon named president of the LDS Church

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Nelson is now considered a "prophet, seer and revelator" by Mormons. He had been "sustained and set apart as the 17th president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ" two days earlier, it said. Asked about the policy Tuesday, Nelson said, "Every member needs to know the difference between what's doctrine and what's human". He has selected Elder Dallin H. Read More »

Local activist draws inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr

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King's words. Echoes of our nation's past were heard through the streets of Athens as people of all backgrounds marched near the Limestone County Courthouse. As important as King's message was in his day, it still resonates today: equality; judging people by the "content of their character" and not "by the color of their skin". Read More »