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Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I am not a racist'

His Homeland Security Secretary Kirsjen Nielsen testified Tuesday only that Trump used " tough language " but said he praised the "industriousness" of immigrants from Norway, a predominantly white country. The alleged expletive came during a Thursday meeting between Trump and legislators about immigration reform. The president's inflammatory comments left lawmakers struggling to find a path forward. Read More »

Donald Trump's exercise regimen will amaze you


Many more people view Germany as more of a global leader as compared to the United States with 415 voting for the European country. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson said at a press conference in the White House that Donald Trump received a flawless score on a test created to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment. Read More »

Oregon Democratic senator won't back stopgap spending bill


Democrats are demanding that the funding bill resolve the issue of what to do to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. In order to have the legislation successfully passed in the Senate, Republicans must wrangle more than a dozen votes from lawmakers who have not yet signed on. Read More »

(UTX) Holdings Trimmed by Dividend Assets Capital LLC

The institutional investor held 92,000 shares of the aerospace company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.68M, up from 84,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. CPE stock price revealed optimistic move of 10.68% comparing average price of last 200 days. Mechanics Bankshares Tru Department invested in 1.21% or 43,713 shares. Read More »

What CNN Didn't Tell You About Trump's Heart Health


At one point in his segment, Scarborough said , "All I can tell you is this: If that's what 239 pounds looks like, I would weigh 170 pounds". There are 18 Trump golf courses around the world, and he has played quite a bit during the first year of his presidency, though the exact number of times is unclear because the White House has declined to confirm it. Read More »

Trump will stay in Washington until spending bill passes, reports say


But another senior administration official said Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, worked the phones until late Thursday night as the House passed their measure and the Senate began to take up the legislation . The rhetoric is typical of Trump's argument over the past few days, but a good portion of the disagreement between the two parties stems from the president's shifting position on a DACA deal and his profane comments during a bipartisan immigration meeting. Read More »

Bitcoin falls below $10000


Five-years ago they cost just $12 each, just last month they had reached record highs of nearly $20,000 each. The cryptocurrency market saw a significant dip heading into the final portion of the month, with even the biggest names like bitcoin having fallen by double-digit percentages. Read More »

Hours before shutdown, Trump tweet creates confusion


Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., laid the groundwork Wednesday for attacks on Democrats who vote against the funding plan, arguing that failing to pass the bill would hurt the military as well as children covered by a federal health insurance program the bill will extend. Read More »

What happens if the government shuts down?


Although threats of and actual government shutdowns are not new (with the last one occurring in 2013), and while not all contracts are affected by them (e.g., contracts for activities considered essential to the protection of life and property), government contractors should be planning and preparing for potential stop work orders or contract terminations. Read More »

Pakistan polio: Mom and daughter killed giving vaccinations


The last major attack targeting a polio vaccination team in Quetta took place two years ago in January 2016 in the Satellite Town area. It is the latest in a string of attacks on attempts to prevent children from contracting the crippling and sometimes deadly disease. Read More »

Trump, Schumer meeting hours ahead of shutdown deadline

The bill is a proposal from key committee and subcommittee chairs Bob Goodlatte, Raul Labrador, Mike McCaul and Martha McSally that includes a large number of hard-line immigration provisions that Democrats and some Republicans have said are nonstarters. Read More »

Over 700 from area to join March for Life


That's a symbolic change from a year ago, when Vice President Mike Pence - in practical terms, the leader of the anti-abortion movement in the United States - addressed the group in Trump's absence. "I think that does allow us to not just change things legislatively, but to change hearts and minds, which is really how you do this kind of stuff", Wagner said. Read More »

New Zealand PM announces she's pregnant for 1st time


She told Peters the news on Thursday, and he will be acting Prime Minister for six weeks around the birth. "And we thought 2017 was a big year!" she wrote on Instagram. "I acknowledge those women". "I am not the first woman to work and have a baby". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sent "lots of love and best wishes from me and Lucy and all of us across the ditch". Read More »

Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead


Among other things, Trump wants money for a southern border wall. In addition to the future of DACA , the approval of a budget to keep the federal government running is also at stake. "And I'm telling you it's a gross misrepresentation", Perdue said on ABC's "This Week". Of course, all presidents would rather win fights than lose them; and, since they're politicians, they want to be seen as winning those fights. Read More »

What can you do if you have faulty cancer gene?


This is because those found to have the mutation can lower their overall risk by adopting healthier lifestyles, such as quitting booze and cigarettes. Thanks to advances in technology, these types of genetic tests are a lot cheaper than they used to be, now costing around £175. "The impact that this study could have on healthcare in the future for these cancers is promising and an exciting step forward in prevention". Read More »

In shutdown showdown, Democrats should blink

A shutdown of the USA federal government is looming with opposition in the House and Senate to a Republican bill that would keep the government open for another month.Without action by Congress, the government will shut down on Saturday, the Hill magazine reported. Read More »

Trump Admin Seeks Decision on DACA from Supreme Court


Unless halted by a higher court, the ruling will allow former DACA recipients who failed to renew by an October 5 deadline a chance to submit renewal applications and will also require the administration to allow renewal of applications expiring in the future. Read More »

Trump is fit for duty, but should lose weight: White House doctor


Jackson says Trump's 30 out of 30 score means there's no indication that Trump has any cognitive issues. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that some of President Donald Trump's White House staff have "irrational" views on immigration, continuing his criticism of how the White House has handled delicate negotiations on the matter. Read More »

Ryanair pilots accept pay deal


The U-turn follows Ryanair's decision to recognise unions for the first time after it was forced to cancel 20,000 flights last Autumn over a shortage of stand-by pilots. "Ryanair is continuing its recognition discussions with BALPA, the United Kingdom pilot union, but had agreed with BALPA that these pay increases should not be delayed by these recognition negotiations", the airline said on Thursday. Read More »

Turpins Plead Not Guilty To Torture, Abuse Charges


David is also charged with lewd act on a child under 14 by force or fear. The couple have pleaded not guilty to all of their charges, and did not address the court during proceedings. David and Louise Turpin are accused of starving and shackling their 13 adult and juvenile children to their beds, sometimes for months. Over the years, the children ate " very little on a schedule", authorities said, while their parents would buy food for themselves and put the items out to tempt them. Read More »

Modi to apprise world leaders of reforms, investment-readiness


The close proximity of Davos to the Austrian border means about a third of the no-fly airspace during the WEF meeting lies above Austrian territory, meaning its participation is necessary for protection from the north and east. Speaking at a pre-WEF breakfast in Johannesburg on Thursday, Ramaphosa, who will once again lead South Africa's delegation to Davos , said that the country was on a new positive trajectory in rooting out corruption and dealing with state capture. Read More »

GOP Reps Demand Immediate Release of 'Shocking,' 'Troubling' Memo on FISA Abuses


And Russia-linked Twitter bots have jumped on the bandwagon. The frequency with which the accounts have been promoting the hashtag has spiked by 233,000% over the past 48 hours, according to the site. It allows members of the House to view the report and could quickly lead to a motion to declassify the report for the public, numerous House members told this to Ms. Read More »

DOJ Will Retry Sen. Robert Menendez For Bribery And Corruption


Menendez pleaded not guilty to all charges. This story is breaking and will be updated . The timing of a mistrial could be particularly troublesome politically for Menendez, who faces re-election this year. Menendez argues that he and Melgen are longtime friends, and that there was no corrupt intent to commit a federal crime. After 11 weeks, the case ended in a mistrial. Read More »

Long Island weather: Sunny, chilly start to warmer weekend


Two storm systems that will pass through Modesto over the next five days could bring as much as a half an inch of rain, the National Weather Service has predicted. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Mostly clear, with a low around 46. It will be mostly sunny with a high near 44 degrees. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Read More »

Trump Appointee Resigns After Saying Blacks 'Lax of Morality'


Carl Higbie , Donald Trump's pick as chief of external affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service , resigned Thursday after CNN reported he made a slew of racist, sexist and xenophobic statements. The non-profit organization, according to its website, connects volunteers with service opportunities across the world in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunities, etc. Read More »

Bannon Given More Time to Sort Out with White House


Hicks was supposed to meet with the House Intelligence Committee on Friday as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and any links to political campaigns. A spokesman for Mueller's office declined comment. But the pair had a bitter public falling out over comments Bannon made to author Michael Wolff for his recent book " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ". Read More »