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San Francisco's Black interim mayor, London Breed, is ousted

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The vote had to be done twice because Supervisor Katy Tang withdrew her initial vote of support for Farrell. During her tenure on the Board, Breed has been credited with being the driving force behind important progressive policies on affordable healthcare, public housing, and environmental justice. Read More »

Responses to sexual misconduct allegations against Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown

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In an appearance only about a minute long, a visibly distressed Brown said he'd learned about the allegations a couple of hours earlier. I will defend myself as hard as I can with any means at my disposal. Shortly after, Ontario PC Party Press Secretary Nick Bergamini tweeted that he would also resign amid the allegations. "He deserves his day in court, but no person can lead a political party in this province with allegations like these hanging over his head". Read More »

How Massachusetts congressional lawmakers are reacting to the government shutdown

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The bill needed 60 votes to advance in the 100-member Senate, meaning Republicans - who have a one-seat majority - could not maneuver on their own. President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown that began at midnight Friday, tweeting Saturday that they're "holding our Military hostage over their desire to have unchecked illegal immigration". Read More »

Trump losing trust in negotiations with Senate Democrats, says White House official

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Republicans have just a one-seat majority in the Senate, and therefore have to lure some Democrats to their side to get a 60-vote supermajority to bring the stopgap funding motion forward. U.S President Trump accused Democrats of putting politics above the interests of the American people. A campaign ad released by the Trump campaign ramped up pressure and said because of the shutdown, Democrats will be "complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants". Read More »

Brazil awaits Lula conviction ruling

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He went beyond the original conviction, saying that jail time should be 12 years and one month, an increase of more than two years from the sentence levelled in July. Lula da Silva and his lawyers maintain he is innocent, but even if the two-term president is absolved, he faces four other charges under the Car Wash investigation. Read More »

Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum

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Earlier this week, the United States announced new tariffs on foreign washing machines and solar panels, the first tariffs from the Trump administration. The America-First President was talked into attending the Davos summit, described as the " den of globalism ", at the suggestion of Vice President Mike Pence. Read More »

Deputy killed outside Denver, police searching for suspect

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The Adams County Sheriff's Office says that they have a large perimeter set up as they hunt for the suspect. We don't know if deputies are searching for additional suspects. "Officer down, please avoid the area of 88th and Dawson Street". There was a large police response to reports of a shooting in that area. Officers walking around with rifles drawn. Read More »

University of California postpones vote to increase tuition

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But Brown has pushed back vehemently in recent weeks, criticizing tuition hikes as a drain on state resources, because it must direct more money to financial aid, and calling on the schools to "live within their means". Almost a dozen graduate students and community members gathered Wednesday morning on Sproul Plaza to rally against the UC Board of Regents' vote on raising tuition, which took place later that day. Read More »

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik suspended Kendrapada MP Baijayant Panda from BJD

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Jay Panda who is also the president of IMFA, a manufacturers body for ferro alloys was suspended from primary membership of BJD on grounds of anti-party activities by party president and Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik. He added: "I vehemently deny the allegations agnst me, they are entirely false & baseless". Patro further said that in 2014 Panda had received more than Rs. Read More »

Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Afghanistan

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Some witnesses said the gunmen appeared to have been wearing police uniforms, a common tactic, but there was no immediate official confirmation. Several other aid groups are located nearby, and security forces evacuated people from surrounding buildings while they exchanged fire with the militants. Read More »

Trump reportedly asked acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director who he voted for in 2016

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Trump said he didn't know why the question would have been a "big deal" and that he believed it was "a very unimportant question". "I can't get into the details of what was discussed, I wasn't there", Sanders stated. The President is referencing donations to Dr. Jill McCabe's campaign, first reported by The Wall Street Journal previous year. Terry McAuliffe's political action committee. Read More »

WWE Raw: The Undertaker rises in NY with big announcement

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That particular episode happened to be one such taped episode, going head-to-head against a live WCW show at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta before 48,000 people. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn hosted most of the night's events, and is a more typical location for the weekly show. It wasn't clear at all whether or not he has retired after all. Read More »

Liberals Fume At 'Worst Negotiator' Chuck Schumer After Deal To End Shutdown

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While the Senate easily approved the bill earlier in the day, most House Democrats voted against the continuing resolution. It is not yet clear weather this proposal is sufficient to meet the demands of the Democrats that insist for legal protects of young illegal immigrants brought by their parents as children in the United States, called "dreamers". Read More »

Logan Just Had a Monumental Moment for Superhero Movies

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There's a lot of buzz at the moment surrounding James Mangold's " Logan ", a superhero blockbuster from a year ago that has won the rare privilege of earning an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay . Starring Hugh Jackman in the titular role alongside the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen, the film was directed by James Mangold , who also wrote the screenplay alongside Scott Frank and Michael Green. Read More »

UKIP should dissolve, says founder of party created to achieve Brexit

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MID & West Wales AM Neil Hamilton has said his party's leader, Henry Bolton, "should seek psychological help". Mr Bolton replied: 'The important question facing this country is not what has happened to somebody who has resigned from the party, is not what has happened some years ago in terms of messages, private, one-to-one. Read More »

Chinese scientists clone monkeys in world first

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The newborns were named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua , after a Mandarin term for the Chinese nation and people. He also said: "There is no intention for us to apply this method to humans". Neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, "will be a main target", he said, as will the subgroup of autism-related diseases that has "a very clear genetic basis". Read More »

Catalan ex-leader says he's working to return home

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Shortly after his arrival in Denmark, Catalonia's parliamentary speaker proposed him as candidate to form a new government, despite his status as a fugitive. At home, however, he risks arrest on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Roger Torrent said Puigdemont's candidacy to once again head Catalonia's regional government is "absolutely legitimate", even though the secessionist leader faces criminal proceedings in Spain over his role in Catalonia's independence drive. Read More »

TPP 'makes no difference' to NAFTA talks: negotiators

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There were sinister clouds swirling around the NAFTA talks that resumed in Montreal Tuesday, but then a bright ray of light broke through. With time running out to address US demands for major changes to the 1994 deal, officials met in a Montreal hotel for the sixth and penultimate round of talks, which are to conclude by the end of March to avoid a clash with Mexico's elections. Read More »

Venezuela: Maduro prepared to face in early presidential ballot

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Socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello has said that elections are the best way to counter criticism by the USA and others that Venezuela is descending into dictatorship. A year ago alone saw two major fraudulent votes, the first being to elect members of Maduro's "national constituent assembly", an illegal parallel legislature that stripped elected lawmakers of power and replaced them with government supports. Read More »

Tony Perkins on Trump's 'Mulligan': Evangelical Assist Not Unconditional

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Chairman Michael Steele ripped evangelicals for standing by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing Federal Bureau of Investigation text messages Trump Commerce pick told lawmakers he would look at reversing Obama move on internet oversight: report MORE amid reports Trump had a sexual encounter with an adult film star while he was married. Read More »

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Measure 101

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In a unique special election Tuesday night, OR voters overwhelmingly approved new taxes on hospitals, health insurers, and managed care companies to support the state's Medicaid expansion, CBS News reported . Hospitals said the costs of treating uninsured patients in emergency rooms would be more than the taxes imposed. After millions spent on advertising, months of bitter debates, and a whole lot of awful health care jargon, voters on Tuesday approved Measure 101. Read More »

Indonesia's special forces drink snake blood to impress Mattis

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The dumbfounded USA delegation looked on as the men then killed live snakes , including cobras, and served their blood to each other in a sign of brotherhood. "United States aid conveys legitimacy, and it assumes a common respect for justice and human rights", said Leahy, who was the primary sponsor of the so-called Leahy Law. Read More »

Martin O'Neill signs new Republic of Ireland contract until Euro 2020

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Having agreed to stay on last October, it appeared to be a done deal but the contract remained unsigned - indeed terms were not even thrashed out until last week. If an employee wants to leave an employer, you can't stop them. You might have an agreement but until everything is actually settled financially, who knows?' 'There are lots of things that could happen. Read More »