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Immigration tensions build in Congress as shutdown looms

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Republican leaders are reportedly considering attaching a long-term reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program to short-term spending measure that would likely keep the government funded until mid-February, gambling that Democrats would not be willing to vote against funding that they have sought for months. Read More »

Kelly: WH Did Not Tell Bannon to Invoke Executive Privilege

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The attorney was told by the White House counsel's office, according to the AP, that Bannon should not discuss any work he did during Trump's transition or while he worked in the West Wing. The White House learned that news of the meeting would be published by New York Times while they were overseas in Germany for the G-20 meeting. "This time it was something that was relayed via phone, and again, was following standard procedure for an instance like this and something that will likely ... Read More »

Government shutdown looms with no DACA deal in sight

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Sean Duffy - while Republicans sounded the alarm that they need to hone their message and cajole their grassroots supporters in order to maintain full control of state government . Schachtner won with 54.6 percent of the vote to Jarchow's 44.2 percent, a remarkable win given Harsdorf won the district 14 months ago by a 26-point margin. Read More »

Pennsylvania officers hurt serving warrant

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A second officer, not employed by York, was also injured, police say. He says more information will be given at an afternoon news conference. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo says the officers were taken by ambulance to a hospital Thursday. Read More »

Democrats are considering a federal shutdown, but it's risky

The more likely scenario, the firm said, is that Congress will once again simply choose to kick the can down the road by extending its spending bill deadline by another month. Democrats, meanwhile, say the burden is on Trump to move the negotiations forward after he shot down the bipartisan immigration proposal last week. Without a unified Republican conference heading into that vote, leaders would be forced to give concessions to Democrats in order to get their support and avoid any shutdown. Read More »

Bronx Men Arrested In Hit-And-Run Of NYPD Officer In Times Square

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Dramatic video posted online by a witness shows a black vehicle, which appeared to be modified for drag racing, driving recklessly when an NYPD officer tries to pull it over just before midnight. He was taken to Mt Sinai St Luke's hospital where he is recovering from his injuries. Authorities are looking for at least one more person. The man who filmed the now-viral video of the incident blamed the officer for the whole thing on Monday - and actually defended the reckless driver . Read More »

Drone rescue: Boys saved from rip off Lennox Head

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Australia is leading the use of the technology in surf lifesaving, with dozens of drones being trialled on beaches around the country. "A flotation device was dropped and it inflated within a few seconds, they grabbed it and the waves pushed them in on it". Read More »

Italy to hold general elections on March 4

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Meeting the press in the morning, Gentiloni stressed Italy has succeeded in recovering from its worst economic crisis since after World War II, thanks to a "fruitful legislature". The election comes at a time when Britain is negotiating to leave the bloc. Italy has the second highest public debt in the eurozone after that of Greece. Read More »

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan begin work on building parties

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Asked about forging ties with Haasan, who is set to embark on a political tour next month, Rajinikanth said, "only time will be able to tell that". Tamil Nadu is the second largest tax contributor. The tour will be held in phases. "In addition, at the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by", Haasan added. Read More »

EXACT Sciences Co. (EXAS) Insider Sells 125402 Shares of Stock

Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG) has risen 78.11% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. Perceptive Advisors Llc increased Exact Sciences Corp ( EXAS ) stake by 35.44% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The firm has "Buy" rating by Craig Hallum given on Wednesday, July 26. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. Also, insider Graham Peter Lidgard sold 45,775 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. Read More »

GST on 49 items get trimmed, 29 under 0% slab

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On a trial basis the E-way bill has begun and Jaitley said on February 1, inter-state bills would be necessary. Addressing the press conference, Union Finance Minister said that next meeting of GST Council will approve simpler process for filing of returns. Read More »

Fujimori pardon a 'slap in the face' for victims: United Nations experts

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The decreed pardon has triggered protests by thousands of Peruvians incensed at what they saw as "impunity" for Fujimori, who had already spent 12 years behind bars. He was transferred from prison to a hospital on Saturday - the day before he was pardoned - after suffering from low blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, the latest in a string of hospitalizations. Read More »

Department of Homeland Security to Block Haitians from Temporary Visa

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Following reports that President Donald Trump referred to several countries, including Haiti, as "shitholes" (reports the president partially denied), on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now barred people from the Caribbean country from applying for low-skilled working visas. Read More »

Trump takes on United States senator on 'racial slur'

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But the ones on which they did so are particularly egregious, because they offered themselves as witnesses to other senators' supposed dishonor. According to the Post , when Graham and Durbin arrived for the noon meeting, they were blindsided, finding a "fired up" Trump with Senators Cotton, Perdue and other hard-line, conservative, anti-immigration Senators. Read More »

White House Doctor Says Trump in 'Excellent' Overall Health

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Past presidential physicals have also included lifestyle details like diet and exercise routines. The test administered, Jackson noted, was the widely used Montreal Cognitive Assessment , a brief written and oral examination covering basic recall exercises, language questions, abstraction and more. Read More »

Unknown men kill 2 polio workers in Quetta

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A relative mourns next to the body of a female polio vaccination worker, who was killed by gunmen, inside an ambulance at a hospital in Quetta , Pakistan , Thursday, Jan. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the violence. Earlier today, two policemen were shot dead in a targeted attack in the Zarghoon Road area in Quetta . Read More »

Immigration tensions roil US Congress as shutdown looms

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While Republican leadership is expected to bring a continuing resolution - which includes a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and delays the Obamacare Cadillac tax and medical device tax - that runs through February 16 to the floor Thursday evening, it's unclear whether the measure has the votes to pass the Senate . Read More »

Doctor saw man with rifle inside Kirkland hospital

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Kirkland, Washington, police Officer Cody Mann said officers searched the EvergreenHealth Medical Center room by room. It happened at EvergreenHealth Hospital in the city of Kirkland, Washington, about 14 miles east of Seattle. Hospital staff and patients were sheltering in place as the grounds were swept Wednesday morning. "We took all necessary steps to exercise absolute caution to keep our patients, visitors, staff and community safe and we greatly appreciate the support of everyone to ... Read More »

Assembly polls in three northeast states on Feb 18, 27

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CEC AK Joti on Thursday said that the EVM and VVPAT will be used in all three states . The counting will take place on 3 March. The terms for the current governments of Meghalaya , Nagaland and Tripura will end on 6 March, 13 March and 14 March , respectively. Read More »

Washington hits record low for unemployment

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The seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for December clocked in at 4.5 percent, six-tenths of a percent lower than the prior year. The U.S. unemployment rate is 4.1%. Oregon employers ended 2017 on a high note, adding 14,700 jobs in December, according to data out Wednesday from the Oregon Employment Department. Mid-Columbia and other local unemployment rates won't be released until next week. Read More »

Voters don't know why Australia Day is held on January 26

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This might come as something of a surprise, given that there's a handful of people out there who are extremely vocal about keeping Australia Day on January 26th, but a new poll conducted by a Canberra-based think-tank states that over half of Australians do not particularly mind when the day itself is held. Read More »

Trump signs, lauds tax overhaul after political win

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Separately, the president signed a short-term spending bill into law to avert a government shutdown. We are again being fed the "trickle down" nonsense that has been disproven over and over ever since Ronald Reagan first proposed it. In the public's eyes, the Republican Party makes apologies for people accused of child molestation, dismisses sexual assault claims and craves power over principle. Read More »

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Increases Stake in CoreSite Realty Corp (COR)

Insiders have sold 20,121 shares of company stock worth $2,224,720 over the last ninety days. The real estate investment trust reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.10 by ($0.64). ALB's profit will be $133.70M for 26.52 P/E if the $1.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.27 actual EPS reported by Amgen Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.65% negative EPS growth. Read More »

This is the cognitive test Trump passed

Amidst allegations from his opponents and some physicians about the status of his mental health , Jackson said that Trump asked him to conduct a test on him in this regard, even though it was not required by law. Jackson said Trump sleeps four to five hours per night, and takes Propecia for prevention of hair loss. A year earlier, Bornstein had released a letter that predicted Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" if he won. Read More »

Is Aziz Ansari a victim of 'revenge porn' or a perpetrator?

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There are two sides that are drawing supporters. IN Grace's dramatic retelling, after a dinner date in downtown NY she went back to Aziz's apartment with him. Also in 1991, Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing repeated sexual harassment at the hands of her boss, Clarence Thomas, who is still on the Supreme Court. Read More »

Khawaja Asif hits back at Imran Khan over anti-parliament comments

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The minister said that it is strong belief of members of this House that stability and development of the Country is affiliated with democracy which is as per vision of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The foreign minister said that election is about to come and political forces have right to motivate their voters but no one has right to abuse the Parliament. Read More »

USA kill 13 Al Shabaab Fighters In Southern Somalia

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Earlier in December, the US State Department reportedly chose to decrease the US presence in Somalia . Somalia security forces have been conducting intensive security operations against the Somali militant group, Al Shabaab with the support of the U.S. Read More »

Indiana Senate panel votes against expanding cold beer sales

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Some Indiana lawmakers turned a cold shoulder to the idea of expanding cold beer sales. Among them was Kelly McClure, owner of McClure Convenience Stores. Not everyone agrees. Several people spoke out against the bill in front of the committee. Ricker said he offered a number of concessions to lawmakers and liquor store owners. Read More »

Called a Racist, Trump Threatens to Kill DACA Talks

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Sen. David Perdue , R-Ga., who played golf with Trump at Trump International on December 26, attended the Thursday meeting and said Sunday the president did not use the vulgarism widely attributed to him over the last few days. The pro-Trump Breitbart News was among those running an account of Lowry's remarks. "I stand behind every word that I said", Durbin told reporters in Chicago on Monday. Read More »