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UK Chief of General Staff wants to boost defence spending

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General Sir Nick Carter , the chief of the general staff, warned in a speech at the Royal United Services Institute think tank in London that Russian Federation could challenge Britain and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies "sooner than we expect". Read More »

Dylan Adams enters 'best interest' guilty plea in Holly Bobo murder

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Adams' appearance comes as Judge C. Creed McGinley gave prosecutors and defense attorneys a Monday deadline to reach an agreement on a plea deal that would allow Adams to avoid a trial. The guilty plea means that Adams can not appeal the sentence. The Holly Bobo case has drawn out for some time now. The Bobo family wanted that clarified because of remarks made about Holly Bobo and her brother during the last trial. Read More »

Mulvaney: Dems Want Trump to Give SOTU During Shutdown

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Since the bipartisan deal on immigration failed to meet President Trump's approval, Democrats withheld support from the funding bill passed by the House. "We're not going to try and hurt people, especially people who happen to work for this federal government". "I think Democrats want to see the president give the State of the Union under a shutdown", he said, adding however, "negotiations are continuing on ending the shutdown and "there's a chance it gets solved before Monday". Read More »

Facebook admits social media can harm democracy

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg originally pledged to do more to protect "election integrity", but later defended his company on several occasions, arguing the number of ads was minuscule relative to the large digital ad market. "From the Arab Spring to robust elections around the globe, social media seemed like a positive", wrote , a global politics and government outreach director at Facebook . Read More »

Colleagues 'Outraged' at Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention

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Niec, M.D., had a day off. He has been a model physician and other doctors that he works with attest to his sterling character. He's now reportedly sitting in a jail cell waiting for word on when he'll be allowed to return to his normal life - or if he'll allowed to do so at all. Read More »

US Senate approves deal to end three-day shutdown

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is now on the record promising a vote to protect the immigrants, known as DREAMers, but promises can easily be broken, especially in McConnell's case. Trump issued a statement Monday afternoon after roughly 25 senators from both parties helped negotiate an end to the federal government shutdown. The last USA government shutdown was in 2013. Read More »

People trust platforms less, trust journalism more, study says

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In fact, it's the ultimate irony that it's happening at a time of prosperity, with the stock market and employment rates in the U.S.at record highs. In this environment, media has become the least-trusted institution for the first time in Trust Barometer history - yet, at the same time, the credibility of journalists rose substantially. Read More »

Cardi B Defends Fiance Offset Following Homophobic Lyric Controversy

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I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people. Cardi then spoke out about the controversy during a live chat on Sunday (January 21). Offset claims he didn't know the word insinuated homophobia and meant it as a way to express something odd, like the experience of being watched by the paparazzi. Read More »

Lindsey Graham Slams Trump Aide, Says White Home Workers Making Negotiations 'Tough'

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He and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have been tagged by open-borders Democrats and Republicans alike as extremists for opposing any immigration deal that grants amnesty to illegal immigrants without adequate border security measures. 'He's here to push the president's agenda, like everybody in this building'. "We are doing our best to carry out what the president has laid out and to implement and communicate his principles and Stephen's no different on that front than anyone else". Read More »

Pence says USA will open embassy in Jerusalem next year

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Secretary Tillerson appeared determined to delay the move indefinitely, frequently telling the news media that the process would take " years " and would likely occur well after President Trump's first term in office. Senior White House officials have previously said the embassy could not be moved to an existing building in Jerusalem. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi scolded the US position on Jerusalem and pushed for reopening dialogue with Palestinians. Read More »

Three USA Gymnastics chiefs resign in wake of sexual abuse scandal

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During the recent sentencing phase of Nassar's prosecution on seven counts of criminal sexual conduct, three of the counts for sexually abusing girls under 13, 105 young women will give victim impact statements , detailing Nassar's abuse and telling a MI judge how it affected their lives. Read More »

Stormy Daniels, Trump's alleged former mistress, performs at SC strip club

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A good government group filed complaints against President Trump's campaign charging his lawyer's payment of hush money to a porn star who allegedly had an affair with Trump broke election laws. Daniels is quoted as describing a sexual encounter with Trump at the golf tournament, which occurred just months after his wife, Melania , gave birth to their son, Barron. Read More »

U.S. orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

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The Transportation Security Administration is including Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a program that requires them to give more information on objects being sent into the U.S., CBS reported Monday. "This helps us track those anomalies". Such a package would likely warrant a further inspection. Under this order, TSA and CBP can now mandate an air carrier perform secondary inspections of flagged cargo. Read More »

India's education minister assails evolutionary theory, calls for curricula overhaul

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Satyapal Singh, MP for Baghpat in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and a former Mumbai police commissioner, challenged the idea that Charles Darwin's writings on evolution should be automatically taught in science classes. "Darwin's theory (of evolution) is scientifically wrong". The theory developed by Darwin states that all species of organisms that arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations help to increase the individual's ability to compete, survive and ... Read More »

Basant Panchmi Celebrated at Aryans Group

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In the Punjab region, it is celebrated as the festival of kites on the fifth day of spring in Punjab region. Hindus around the country are celebrating Basant Panchami today . "Anubujh" muhurtam the ideal time and day considered auspicious to carry out the rituals followed during Saraswati Pujan. Amit Tandon: May goddess Saraswati fill our life with knowledge, good health, prosperity and freedom. Read More »

Cartier owner Richemont makes an offer for Yoox Net-a-Porter

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Net-à-Porter, bought by Yoox from Richemont and other owners in 2015 for $1.4 billion, has been a particularly deft competitor for USA luxury stores such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom . Richemont's position as a luxury retailer appears to require some additional work and the bid for control over YNAP is an admission of the need to improve it's digital presence for further customer growth. Read More »

DMV accepting applications for optional "REAL ID" cards

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When do I need to upgrade to the new REAL ID - Beginning January 22, 2018, all California DMV offices will begin accepting applications for the new REAL ID driver's license and identification cards. You also must show a California residency document and proof of your Social Security number. An original or certified copy of a name change document, such as a marriage certificate or divorce decree, may also be required. Read More »

Despite Trump's new war on pot, Vermont just legalized marijuana

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Vermonters will be legally allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, as well as two mature and four immature pot plants. The Vermont law takes effect on July 1. "This is a great step forward for the state and the whole region", Matt Simon, New England political director for the Marijuana Policy Project said in a statement. Read More »

Pyongyang and Seoul meet in Switzerland to discuss Winter Olympics Video

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The IOC let North Korea send some 22 sportsmen, 24 officials and 21 media representatives to PyeongChang . The activists also burned the so-called unification flag - a light blue silhouette of the Korean Peninsula on a white background - which Seoul and Pyongyang have agreed to march behind together at the PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremony. Read More »

Trump's exercise is walking around the White House

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The writer is a physician . Most people shrink as they age, but amazingly, as noted in the Times article, this president gets taller. "I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting", Durbin said on Monday about the president's remarks at a White House meeting last week on immigration. Read More »

White House phone message blames Democrats

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Afterwards, the message urges the caller to leave their comments on the White House official website . Mr. Shah said that now that the government is funded for another three weeks, immigration talks will resume between the White House and Capitol Hill. Read More »

Trump and Africa: a missed opportunity in US President's first year?

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Sen. Nielsen's comments came five days after the president ignited what GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. So far, allocating blame among everyone in the meeting because a Republican senator rebuking the president happened to quote the racist words the president had just said is the White House's most embarrassing spin attempt yet. Read More »

Monday forecast: rain likely for afternoon, high 64

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Tuesday: Sunny and cool, with a high at 42. Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m., then a slight chance of showers between 2 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. But parts of northern Middlesex County to the West of Interstate 495 were also subject to a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the agency, since those areas could see more significant freezing rain during Monday afternoon's commute. Read More »

UBS to buy back stock and merge its two wealth management businesses

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On Monday, the bank also said that it will raise its dividend for investors to 0.65 Swiss francs a share, an 8 percent rise from previous year. The bank had approached investors and analysts in recent weeks to gauge whether it should give a more formal strategy update, people with knowledge of the matter said last week. Read More »

Moderates Huddle In Attempt To Break Shutdown Impasse

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DACA refers to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , which provides legal status and work permits to immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children. The last government shutdown was in 2013, and lasted for 16 days. Also marking one year since Mr Trump was sworn in as president are thousands of women marching in cities across the United States against his policies on immigration, abortion, LGBT and women's rights. Read More »

Court orders new Pennsylvania congressional district map, says it favored GOP

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Under the state supreme court's order, the state legislature must submit new maps to the governor by February 9, and the governor has until February 15 to approve the maps and submit them to the court for review. A new map would impact the candidates running in the May 18 because those district boundaries could change. They said it lacks clarity and respect for the constitution, and that they would ask the U.S. Read More »

Government shutdown looms over United States working week

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From left, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Florida Republican Sen.Marco Rubiovoted in favor of the bill along with most Senate Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking on the Senate floor at the Capitol, Sunday, Jan. Read More »