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Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal

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The Gold Medal caps a lifetime of leadership, said Bill Lacy with the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence. Throughout his long career, Dole carried a pen in that hand as a sign that he couldn't shake hands with it. As Senate Minority and later Majority Leader for nine years, Dole earned respect from liberals and conservatives as a dealmaker and voice of moderation. Read More »

What's Next For DACA? Immigration Attorney Weighs In

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on, December 12, 2017, about the GOP tax bill following the Democratic Caucus weekly policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. One of the most weird aspects of this whole fight over DACA and shitholes and Trump's racism is that Trump seems to think that if the failure to reach an immigration deal results in a government shutdown, he can credibly blame the Democrats for it and the people will go along with that. Read More »

What is Article 7 of the EU Treaty?

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European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Twitter it was "a hard day for Poland, but also for the EU" and said he would meet Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki early next month. It did push hard for the European Union to accept post-communist countries like Poland, hoping that would water down the bloc and turn it into little more than a free trade area. Read More »

Philippines launches criminal probe after deadly mall fire

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President Rodrigo Duterte went to the scene of the fire and met with relatives of the trapped office employees late Saturday. Senator Antonio Trillanes, a staunch critic of the president, displayed to the Senate panel photographs of Paolo Duterte beside a businessman who was behind the shipment in which the alleged drugs were found. Read More »

Iran denounces U.S. 'conspiracy' against Syria

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Mattis calls North Korea situation "sobering" Mattis: North Korea situation "sobering" MORE on Wednesday outlined a new US strategy in Syria, hinging on maintaining an indefinite military presence in the country with the goal of ousting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and keeping militant groups at bay. Read More »

Rex Tillerson Lays Out Syria Grand Strategy of Indefinite Military Occupation

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Meanwhile, the United States has sent additional diplomats to Syria since May to help address the country's conflict , US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed in a speech. The U.S. still has a military presence in Syria, but that force is focusing on fighting terror groups like ISIS. U.S. troops completed a withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, eight years after they toppled Saddam Hussein's rule, only to return in much lower numbers in 2014 to fight the Islamic State. Read More »

Cold weather continues today; a little warmer this afternoon

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Wind chills may drop into the teens below zero for a time. It only takes about 15 minutes for frostbite to develop with exposed skin. Wind chills are expected to range from 20 to 30 degrees. A man bundles up for the cold while walking in downtown Indianapolis on Monday, Jan. 15 , 2018. Also, make sure that all heat sources are safe and appropriate for use overnight. Read More »

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Standout Insider Ownership of 52.36%

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA ) ownership status of both institutional or insider important for investing research process; unknown to this can sometimes give false signals and lead an investor astray. Clough Capital Partners LP decreased D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) stake by 101,200 shares to 865,495 valued at $34.56 million in 2017Q3. It also increased its holding in Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB) by 26,280 shares in the quarter, for a total of 38,110 shares, and has risen its stake in ... Read More »

Amazon.com's (AMZN) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Bank of America

Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $1050 target. Brean Capital has "Hold" rating and $40 target. The stock of Arista Networks, Inc. The stock of Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:HZNP) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 12 by Jefferies. Read More »

Vatican Will Honor Cardinal Law, Protector of Pedophile Priests

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Law , who died today (20 December), became the symbol of clerical sex abuse when the Boston Globe's Spotlight team published its damning exposé into widespread child abuse in the US' largest Catholic archdiocese. Some victims forgave Law but others did not buy what Law was saying. The Cardinal, born in 1931 in Torreón (Mexico) and ordained a priest in 1961, remained under umbrella of church in Vatican and never testified in American courts despite huge scandals he had starring. Read More »

House Republican Leaders Working On Short-Term Spending Bill

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The bill will also include extras like funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and a delay of some Obamacare taxes . Many Democrats in Congress have insisted that immigration be a component of the temporary spending bill. "I don't see how this puts us in a different place than we were put after we passed the last" continuing resolution, he said, adding that he planned to present alternative proposals to the House leadership. Read More »

Nikki Haley Announces Cuts to the UN Budget

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has ruled out any USA -brokered peace plan. "When we make generous contributions to the United Nations, we also have a legitimate expectation that our goodwill is recognized and respected", she said. Members of the Palestinian delegation clap after the vote on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. In that essay, Moynihan documented how the anti-Israel resolutions to which former president Jimmy Carter acquiesced were created to single out ... Read More »

Lebanon bans The Post

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Spielberg was formally placed on an Arab League blacklist of sanctioned individuals in 2006 after donating money to the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and to the Israeli New Israel Fund in order to help Israelis left homeless by fighting with Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. Read More »

'Morning Joe' Suggests White House Doctor Not Telling Truth About Trump's Health

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely heard theories that President Trump is rapidly deteriorating mentally and unfit to be in office. Sentence repetition is the next skill tested. Numeracy is examined by asking the candidate to subtract seven from 100 and repeat this operation five times (giving a series of 93, 86, 79, 72, 65). Read More »

Less than half of Americans support Trump's Jerusalem decision, poll finds

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What do Israel and the Palestinians say? "The countries that voted in favour of the U.S. decision do not have any worldwide influence", he told The Jordan Times during the protest. "There can be no more destabilizing and potentially incendiary deviation than unilateral declarations concerning the status of Jerusalem". Favoring concrete sanctions to merely symbolic gestures of solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle, South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) at its ... Read More »

Warnings as more wintry weather forecast

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Through the day, wintry showers will top up the levels where there is lying snow and some areas have a considerable covering. There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected. Read More »

Humiliated in UN, US threatens, resorts to bullying members over Jerusalem vote

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Palestinians hope East Jerusalem will be the capital of their future state, but Israel claims the whole city as its capital. Ignoring all democratic and civilized norms, the United States Thursday after United Nations voted overwhelmingly against its provocative and illegal stand on Jerusalem, the Trump administration is openly threatening and resorting to bullying members who refused to follow its diktat. Read More »

Camila Cabello Performs 'Havana' on the 'Ellen' Show

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Camila Cabello might have something more to celebrate than a new hit album. In addition to drama with her former Fifth Harmony bandmates - she has said she was "hurt" by their 2017 VMAs performance - she's had some personal scares, including one that made her think she was going to die the night before her album release. Read More »

GOP Senators Think Trump Said 'Shithouse' Not 'Shithole'

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Durbin - the only Democrat in attendance - told reporters that Trump made the comments that were attributed to him. Trump reportedly said at the Thursday meeting that he would be receptive to proposals that allow more immigrants from Asian countries because he thinks they would benefit the US economy. Read More »

Trump offers bleak take on status of 'Dreamer' talks

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A USA district judge in San Francisco ruled DACA must stay in place while there are pending lawsuits regarding the end of the program, but the Trump administration will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court . "Why don't we get more people from Norway?'" Durbin said. Less than a week ago Trump said during a televised, bipartisan meeting with lawmakers that he wanted a "bill of love" on immigration. Read More »

Substantial evidence against Hafiz Saeed: Ex-CIA director

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Abbasi, in an interview given to Geo TV, said, "Action is taken when there is a case registered [against someone]". The Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that there is no case registered in Islamabad against 26/11 terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and no action could be instigated against the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief. Read More »

Trial for Accused Cop Killer Bracamontes Begins

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He grinned during part of Norgaard's statement and laughed when Norgaard said Bracamontes cared only about his dogs. Investigators said Bracamontes and his wife, Janel Monroy, led officers on a chase on October 24, 2014 from Sacramento's Arden area up through Placer County, where the crime spree ended in Auburn. Read More »

White House Doctor: Trump in 'excellent' health

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But the White House also insists that Trump is holding out for a slate of reforms, including vague calls for more "border security". White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said a "written readout similar to those past" will be released after the briefing. Read More »

Oprah declares 'new day' for women

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Going on he said campaigning against her would be "a lot of fun". That's when our strategist says someone like Winfrey could leverage more prominent candidates to support causes important to her on the condition that she'd join them rather than trying to beat them. Read More »

Ties with USA should be based on mutual trust: Pak

The statement also said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov would be heading to New York Wednesday for two days to participate in two high-level sessions: "Non-Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: build confidence-building measures" and "Building regional partnerships in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model of the interdependence of security and development". Read More »

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

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Whether or not Republicans who have voiced frustrations with the strategy are actually willing to sink the stopgap spending bill and set off a government shutdown remains to be seen. House Republicans will have a closed door conference meeting tonight to sketch out their pathway forward. "That would not play well for Republicans", McCaul said. Read More »