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Christie blocked from VIP entrance at Newark Airport

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The Port Authority also operates the George Washington Bridge, the target of a plot by Christie aides and allies to tie up traffic for political punishment in 2013. Christie left office after receiving the lowest approval rating of any governor in the country over the past 20 years in June of last year, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Read More »

North Carolina gerrymander suit plaintiffs want new map now

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However, two similar cases are now under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court-one in Wisconsin claiming that Republicans drew congressional maps to partisan advantage and another claiming that Democrats did the same in Maryland. North Carolina's voting districts have been a near-constant source of litigation in recent decades. The group pointed to a comment by North Carolina State Representative David Lewis, a Republican who helped lead the redistricting effort. Read More »

Parents face life in prison for torture, imprisonment of children

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A charge was also filed against father David Allen Turpin of one count of a lewd act on a child. The litany of abuses was enough to invoke a house of horrors that apparently went unnoticed for years in California and Texas until Sunday, when a 17-year-old girl managed to escape and call the police . Read More »

Trump physical sparks 'girther' movement questioning President's height and weight

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Jackson said he didn't feel the test was necessary. "I mean, I will be signing it". Jackson said Trump received a flawless score on a cognitive test created to screen for neurological impairment. "He said, 'I want you to get out there and I want you to talk to them and I want you to answer every single question they have, ' " Jackson said. I've seen people. Read More »

Offering few details, Cuomo says he will continue funding free tuition plan

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Mr. McMahon also posited that many small businesses would be wary of any new tax platform, as Albany has a longstanding reputation of letting even temporary surcharges survive for years past their intended objective. The report , compiled by state tax officials, also suggests several different forms of a payroll tax as one way to circumvent the new federal rules. Read More »

Patriots used Chiefs' playoff loss as motivation vs. Titans

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The Pats' run of success began two years earlier than that, when they topped the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI - the Rams were a No. 1 seed that year, but New England was not. "But, I don't think it is, really". Philadelphia emerged as a mid-season Super Bowl favourite during a 10-1 SU start , but the Eagles saw their Super Bowl odds steadily erode after quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending injury in Week 14, and now sit at a long +625 on those National Football ... Read More »

Trump on Exercising: 'I Mean I Walk, I This, I That'

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The White House has not substantively disputed accounts of the episode, in which Trump is said to have used the term "shithole" to describe African countries of origin for potential immigrants to the U.S. Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "I don't think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that, to be fair, we shouldn't draw conclusions that he didn't intend", the Kentucky ... Read More »

Transcript: Trump dossier initially focused on real estate

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With the transcript out, imbroglio-watchers will begin looking for areas that Simpson did not cover in his Judiciary Committee testimony. Dianne Feinstein bucked her Republican counterparts on the Senate Judiciary Committee by releasing a transcript of an August 22 interview that Simpson gave to that panel. Read More »

Kim Jong-un's Ex-Girlfriend Attends Cross-Border Talks

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USA officials have reported a debate within the Trump administration over whether to give more active consideration to military options, such as a pre-emptive strike on a North Korean nuclear or missile site. His comments came as he said Labour's attempts to stop Mr Trump visiting Britain were "extremely odd", insisting the United States president would visit "in due course". Read More »

Can you beat Trump's cognitive test

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Trump's cognitive health was a focus going into Friday's medical exam with Jackson and his team, and the President himself asked the doctor conduct a cognitive test . The doctor also mentioned that in addition to taking Advil and Crestor, a drug used to control cholesterol levels, Trump also takes Propecia, a drug used to stem hair loss. Read More »

Five dead in helicopter crash in New Mexico

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They said the response was slow because of the rugged terrain and remote area, which has few roads. The police said the six people were on board when the helicopter crashed in the mountains near the New Mexico-Colorado border, Xinhua news agency reported. Read More »

White House physician says Trump is in 'excellent health'

Graham has not directly confirmed that he heard the president make offending comments but said he challenged Trump directly over any impropriety. Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds, which Jackson said led him to conclude with confidence that Trump "has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues". Read More »

Mass. Unemployment Rate Is At 3.5 Percent

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Wisconsin did have a strong year in job growth, adding an estimated 43,500 private sector jobs. Government added 1.9 percent and the service sector added 1.1 percent locally. Washington's economy added 6,100 jobs in December and the state's seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate came in at 4.5 percent, according to the Employment Security Department. Read More »

GOP Leaders Could Suggest Funding CHIP to Avert Shutdown

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House Speaker Paul Ryan , on the other hand, predicted the CR would be able to pass the House during a press conference Wednesday morning. "I am sure where he stands". Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, is one of those negotiators. They will whip the vote - hard - Wednesday, to try and set up a Thursday vote to pass the proposal. Read More »

What's dividing lawmakers on DACA and threatening a shutdown

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DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the US illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. Kirsten Gillibrand - want to play hardball, refusing to vote for anything that doesn't secure the fate of those who gained legal status under former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More »

Trump weighs in on immigration, funding talks: 'Working on it'

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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 »

Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings

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Phoenix police have charged a man in connection with the deaths of nine people in a three-week period in late 2017, according to local media . ABC15 agreed to hold back on reporting information because Phoenix police officials said the release of information would jeopardize their investigation. Read More »

Steve Bannon 'subpoenaed by Robert Mueller's Russian investigation'

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Former Obama administration lawyers said asserting the privilege often happens late in the process, after negotiations with Congress have broken down. In the book, Mr Bannon is quoted as describing a June 2016 meeting between Mr Trump associates, including the president's son Donald Trump Jr, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner , and a Russian lawyer, as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". Read More »

Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

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Trump, 71, is known to enjoy high-fat foods like fried chicken, hamburgers and steak - and, while he plays golf, he does not have a daily exercise routine. Trump is considered overweight and borderline obese at six feet three inches and 239 pounds. Dr Ronny Johnson said the US President, who weighs 17 stone, needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year and prescribed a diet low in fat and carbs as well as exercise. Read More »

Who Will Take the Hit for a Government Shutdown?

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A week ago Tuesday, he was animated at a televised meeting on immigration and seemed open to the bipartisan proposal, which would allow a large group of young people affected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to stay in the United States in return for more funding for border security and other immigration reforms. Read More »

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces her first pregnancy

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The NZ PM will take just six weeks off work in June when her precious lil one is born, during which time Winston Peters will be the acting Prime Minister of New Zealand. Ms Ardern said she meant to be fully contactable and available throughout the six-week period. "It was only a few decades ago that an announcement of parenthood would be followed by some outdated assumptions about a mother leaving her job or putting her career on hold". Read More »

US President Donald Trump takes on Senator Dick Durbin on 'racial slur'

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Trump stands accused of using " shithole " to describe African countries during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of six senators. Lindsey Graham had suggested cutting back on the number of people participating in the visa lottery program, when the president began to complain about the US taking immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. Read More »

Uphold Prejudices When Addressing Iran Nuclear Deal

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Guterres called for concerns relating to the implementation of the nuclear deal "to be addressed through the mechanisms established by the agreement", Dujarric said, according to Reuters . Trump said he wanted Congress to pass a bill requiring "timely, sufficient, and immediate inspections" at all sites by inspectors of International Atomic energy Agency ( IAEA ), and the indefinite extension of limits on Iran's uranium enrichment and other nuclear activities. Read More »

White House Slaps Down Trump Health Conspiracy Theorists

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During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries". "Even as some nations have faced challenges, we have counted among our contacts dynamic entrepreneurs, gifted artists, committed activists, passionate conservationists, and brilliant educators", the former ambassadors, who served in 48 different countries on the continent, including Nigeria, said. Read More »

Storm disrupts flights, kills in Netherlands, Germany

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Dutch police said a 62-year-old man died after being hit in the face by a falling branch; another died in the eastern city of Enschede when a tree hit his auto. "Fire department staff were there to help and assist, because it was not safe", airport spokeswoman Gedi Schrijzer told AFP , adding there had not been any injuries. Read More »

Unified Korean flag harks back to warmer ties of old

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North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday regarding the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said , as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programmes ease. Read More »

DACA Deal 'Probably Dead,' Trump Says, Blames Democrats

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The president and Congress are attempting to reach a deal on comprehensive immigration reform as part of a federal spending bill that Congress must pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown. Mr. President close the deal. "There's no trust there", said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. Still, Meadows said they were making "good progress", and he expected leadership to have some accommodation for conservatives. Read More »