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Government seeks death penalty in Yingying Zhang case

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Zhang disappeared June 9 on her way to sign an apartment lease off campus in Urbana, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Chicago. U.S. prosecutors announced on Friday (Jan 19) they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of kidnapping and torture in the death of a visiting scholar from China, after President Donald Trump's administration called for using capital punishment in more cases. Read More »

Graham: Trump judges people on whether they're nice to him

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After the results of Donald Trump's physical were announced, many questioned whether or not the information that was given was accurate. In his CNN interview, Graham expressed admiration for Kelly, who was in the room during the immigration meeting, but added that "on immigration, I've been dealing with it for about 10 years". Read More »

Turkey will not allow arming Kurds in Syria, army chief says

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Ankara's military operations in Syria began in 2016 in large part to curtail the formation of a contiguous territory under Kurdish control along its borders . Iran has been Syria's closest ally in the country's almost seven-year civil war against Sunni rebel forces. Syria's air force suffered a number of plane and helicopter losses in the government's war on opposition areas inside the country and the Islamic State. Read More »

White House: Trump backs House stopgap spending bill

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There, Bannon told lawmakers at the closed-door meetings that had invoked executive privilege and thus he could not disclose details about his time working on the Trump transition team nor in the White House. Mr Bannon's lawyer, however, told Axios that the White House laid out strict limitations on what Mr Bannon could and could not discuss. And if the White House won't defend Bannon's claim to executive privilege, Dershowitz continued, he should not be raising that defense. Read More »

LAFC make Joao Moutinho its first-ever draft pick

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Bakero won the Hermann Trophy as the top college soccer player this past season. Segbers finished his career with 16 goals and 22 assists. Moutinho , who spent 10 years in the youth program at Sporting Lisbon, has been in the USA only five months but has already mastered the language, which he speaks without an accent. Read More »

Egypt's Sisi announces intention to run for second term

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Morsi has been held in prison since then, but the death sentence he was originally handed has since been overturned. He said he has been thinking about the country's many challenges and aspirations. According to the constitution, the Egyptian president can serve for a maximum of two four-year terms. Egyptian rights and opposition lawyer Khaled Ali announced in November a year ago his intention to join the presidential race. Read More »

Al Pacino faces a disturbing scandal in Paterno teaser trailer

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Academy Award® and Emmy® Award victor Al Pacino returns to HBO in the title role, as Penn State's Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The teaser captures the frenzy that engulfed Penn State and that ultimately tarnished Paterno's reputation. The brief teaser shows us little except for flashes of the horrified expressions on Paterno's family's faces after learning about the scandal, the press hounding Paterno for a comment, and Al Pacino's own ... Read More »

Rohingya Refugees Demand Safeguards to Return to Myanmar

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The petition, which has still to be finalized, demanded the Myanmar government publicly announce it is giving Rohingya long-denied citizenship and inclusion on a list of the country's recognized ethnic groups. Many Rohingya have expressed fears about going back to Myanmar. "Myanmar has reiterated its commitment to stop outflow of Myanmar residents to Bangladesh", the statement added. Read More »

Backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

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A villager confirmed to dpa that Somali troops in armored vehicles backed by at last two helicopters took part in the raid. Human Rights Watch recently reported that al-Shabab militants are forcing communities in remote areas to hand over children as young as eight to be trained as fighters. Read More »

As Shutdown Looms, Senate To Hold Key Vote At 10 PM ET

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A spokeswoman for Stabenow said the senator is "focused on working with Republicans and Democrats to reach a long-term solution on government funding and believes that kicking the can down the road is hurting MI and is no way to do business". Read More »

What's the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test Trump took?

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Call me a cynic, but a man made entirely of Big Macs and Diet Coke who doesn't move unless it's absolutely necessary doesn't strike me as someone who's very concerned about their health. "Your silence and your amnesia is complicit", he added. "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military". I understand that. But I'll tell you this: "I stand by every word I said about what was said and what happened". Read More »

United States won't meet N Korean officials during Pyeongchang Winter Games

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Tokyo says at least 17 people were abducted, but a support group for relatives believes the disappearance of up to 470 Japanese may be linked to North Korea . "We have to make the most " of the opportunity, she said. Denuclearization, the sticking point that has kept the US and South Korea from seriously negotiating with Pyongyang, was brought up in the original talks, but North Korea expressed disdain at the mention. Read More »

Does North and South Korea Olympic union have political implications?

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Last year, North Korea carried out its sixth and biggest nuclear test explosion and test-fired three intercontinental ballistic missiles, and Kim and U.S. "We have to make the most" of the opportunity, she said. The Olympic agreement could bolster President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, who has been pushing for dialogue with the North. Read More »

Two women killed, five civilians injured along LoC

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Three civilians were also injured in the heavy shelling. "They have been giving a befitting reply", the Minister of State for Defense said. Because of heavy shelling, people living around 1000 borders migrated for their safety also, the schools around the borderline have been closed. Read More »

Trump dug new holes with his profane fit on immigrants

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President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that Democrats don't really want DACA and they want to "take desperately needed money away from our Military". He said Sen. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., and Sen. The preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the halting of DACA was issued January 9 by U.S. District Judge William Alsup in response to lawsuits by the state of California, the University of California and attorneys general from Maine, Maryland and Minnesota. Read More »

Civil Rights Groups, US Lawmakers Condemn Trump's "sh*thole countries" Remarks

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Sadly, there was absolutely nothing surprising about the report of Trump erupting in an ignorant, racist rant against allowing black and brown immigrants from African nations, Haiti or Central America into our country. Jackson says that based on the clinical information he has on Trump and his year of observing the president, "I feel very confident that he has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues". Read More »

The blame game begins ahead of potential government shutdown

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Senior administration officials said earlier that more than one million USA military personnel would continue to serve without pay. The White House remains optimistic the stopgap measure will pass and a shutdown will be averted, although the path forward is unclear. Read More »

LeBron James Says This Season is the Most 'Challenging'

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Thus, ending their four-game losing streak. LeBron James , however, was critical of himself and honest about the current state of the Cavs after Thursday's game. But Gordon committed a jump-ball violation with the move and Cleveland only had to inbound the ball to come away with a victory following a insane and exhausting final sequence that left everyone dazed. Read More »

World's regard for USA leadership hits record low in Gallup poll

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Times national poll, which found Trump with a 7-point approval deficit, 40% to 47%. Even then he was in minus territory with ratings of 36 positive and 44 percent negative. Just 35 percent disagreed that the comments were racist. On key issues, a plurality of voters applauded Trump's handling of the economy , but majorities disapproved of the way he handled taxes, immigration and foreign policy. Read More »

McConnell announces vote in last-ditch effort to avert government shutdown

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Rep. John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat, told reporters that the House Democratic leadership team concluded at their meeting Friday night there would be a government shutdown and the group expected it to last through early next week. "I mean you just have a President that is not leading and not getting people into a room and not shouting, and cajoling, and laughing, and having a good time , and having a awful time ", he said. Read More »

Ghaziabad fails to make it to smart city list

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Puri expressed satisfaction over the progress of the mission saying setting up of project consultants and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) took a long time and the results will be visible soon. Projects include smart roads, rejuvenation of water bodies, cycle tracks, walking paths, smart classrooms, skill development centres, upgradation of health facilities and Pan City Projects which include integrated command control centre and Information and Communications Technology-based municipal services. Read More »

Who's affected by shutdown: By the numbers

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But that's a much different argument than the ones he's made in the past in support of Republican-led shutdowns under the Obama Administration. Social Security: Those checks will continue to be mailed out in what is a largely automated process. Read More »

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude natural disaster

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Loreto was the closest town to the quake, with a population of over 11,000. The Gulf of California is an extremely volatile area geologically, prone to large earthquakes. It's known for attracting American tourists, who often camp in recreational vehicles along the coastline. "In the past, this relative plate motion pulled Baja California away from the coast forming the Gulf of California and is the cause of earthquakes in the Gulf of California region today". Read More »

What will Trump speak about in Davos next week?

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Therefore, I believe this will be the key component for Russian Federation. According to the minister, the atmosphere in Davos is "very good" and several requests have been received from various industries and CEOs from different nations to meet the Prime Minister. Read More »

Republic of Ireland contract 'resolved' - O'Neill

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There have been many approaches to Martin in his time since he has joined us as manager. Shortly after that defeat, O'Neill's name was heavily linked with the Everton job, which eventually went to Sam Allardyce, and he reportedly would have gone to Stoke if they'd offered him a longer-term contract. Read More »

White House Doctor: President Trump Physically, Mentally Fit For Office

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Later, Trump attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a "very stable genius." Petersen said he could not comment specifically on the presidents cognitive health. "And, I have never known him to repeat himself around me", Jackson said. But Trump's exam has taken on heightened scrutiny amid questions about his mental fitness. Read More »