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US House committee unanimously votes to release Democratic memo

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While appearing on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Monday, Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, anxious about the implications of House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes' (R-Calif.) memo on the FBI's investigation into President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Carter Page. Read More »

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles Systems in Kaliningrad Permanently

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Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not say if the missile systems had been deployed to Kaliningrad region. Last year, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deployed four multinational battalions to Poland and the Baltic states as tripwires against possible Russian adventurism, while the U.S. Read More »

USA Gymnastics Suspends Former Olympic Coach Who Worked Closely With Nassar

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Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called Nassar "possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history", sentencing him in January to 40-175 years in prison for sexually assaulting female patients . A law firm has been hired to investigate how the USOC responded to its knowledge of allegations against Nassar. Their descriptions of lasting emotional scars, and criticism of institutions that allowed Nassar's abuse to go unchecked for decades, have shaken USA ... Read More »

US Congress grapples with immigration, steers to avert funding fight

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To Democrats, it is yet another sign that it would be politically unwise to force another shutdown over DACA like the one we saw in January, something that Senate Democrats at least appear to recognize in that they have already said that they would not oppose a budget deal unless there was a DACA deal. Read More »

Dow Jones industrial average closes up more than 560 points

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The US stock market is facing a possible third day fall after two days of heavy losses that have undermined faith in the USA stock market's nearly decade-long rally. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.73 percent. "Usually a sharp market correction is associated with turbulent economic times, but what's happening here is that the economy is doing better than expected and now the message is that monetary policy and interest rates need to normalise", he said . Read More »

South Korean skater Cha Jun-hwan eyes top 10 at Winter Olympics

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It was welcome news for South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in, who espouses a peaceful, negotiated resolution to the North Korean nuclear standoff. "That is: North Korea must once and for all abandon its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile ambitions". "The fundamentals of this economy continue to be very strong", Pence said. Read More »

ANC NEC meeting postponed

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The special national executive committee (NEC) meeting will now take place on 17 and 18 February. Calls for Zuma to resign from the office of the presidency have intensified since his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC presidency in December past year. Read More »

Some Eagles players plan to skip White House Super Bowl visit

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At least two of Jenkins' team-mates - defensive end Chris Long and wide receiver Torrey Smith - have also said they do not plan to go to the White House . "I want to see us push for economical and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities". Some Eagles players don't want to meet with the US President . Read More »

Met Office issues snow warning

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Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said the first full week of February will probably be "one of our coldest weeks of this winter so far". In London just a few centimetres can bring transport to a standstill, while more hardy types up north strap their snow tyres on and fearless it. Read More »

Trump claims memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russian Federation probe

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The most definitive debunking of the Trump talking points came from the Republican who has reviewed the underlying intelligence that was selectively cited in the Nunes memo: Rep. The vote means the political rancor roiling Congress is likely to continue, as accusations and counter-accusations fly about which party is misrepresenting or misusing sensitive intelligence surrounding the ongoing probe into whether any Trump associates coordinated with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 ... Read More »

North Korean art troupe hit by protests in South

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During his stay in Japan through Thursday, Pence will also meet with Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, according to Japanese officials. The accusations came in response to a statement made by U.S. "And also about the build up of the military here in Alaska, the new additional money coming through Alaska for 22 more intercept missiles". North Korea has tested the waters by telling South Korea that it will send the 140-member Samjiyon Orchestra by ferry even though sanctions ban ships from the ... Read More »

Rep. Jim Jordan: Clinton Allies Helped With Anti-Trump Dossier

Jumping right into it, the Fox News host explained that GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley had released a redacted copy of their criminal referral against former British spy Christopher Steele that showed that Steele was working with the Obama administration and Clinton allies to put together a second dossier. Read More »

George Stephanopoulos expertly grills Carter Page over his well-documented Kremlin ties

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When asked what he thinks those documents would show, Page said, "I have no idea". Page has continued to deny the reports. Page served briefly as an adviser to Trump's campaign as a foreign policy adviser until September 2016 after reports emerged of his ties to Russia , including his July 2016 visit to Moscow where he reportedly met with sanctioned Russian officials. Read More »

Sens. McCain and Coons to introduce bipartisan DACA legislation

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DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , which under President Barack Obama's administration offered protection from deportation for numerous Dreamers. The simple reason is that shutting down the government won't work to save the dreamers. First filed by Sens. Senators are dismissing the proposal as "misguided", with Sen. Read More »

No injuries after high-speed Amtrak train cars uncouple in Maryland

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The incident follows a spate of fatal accidents involving Amtrak trains in recent months. "Fifty-two passengers were transferred to Northeast Regional Train 180", he said. On Sunday, an Amtrak train slammed into a CSX freight train parked on a siding in Cayce, S.C., killing two crew members and injuring dozens of passengers. Read More »

China, HK stocks open sharply lower after Wall Street rout

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In the US on Monday, the Dow closed down 1,175 points, or 4.6%. Asian stocks dived on Tuesday after a record-breaking pasting on Wall Street, extending a global hubbub as alarmed investors worry over raising U.S. Market analyst Ben Le Brun said there was not one stock on the Australian share market that opened stronger in the early stages of trading after the Dow Jones hit its biggest one-day points decline ever. Read More »

Trump defiant as deadlines loom on budget, immigration

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Chris Coons, D-Del., said they were proposing legislation that would provide a pathway to legal status - potentially including citizenship - for immigrants who entered the US illegally as children, known as "Dreamers". "Polling shows almost 7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes DACA, fully secures the border, ends chain migration & cancels the visa lottery", he tweeted. Read More »

EU Lays Out Path For Balkans Countries' Accession

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Bulgaria, which holds the EU's rotating presidency, will host a summit in May to discuss the matter, and the bloc's leaders may make concrete decisions in June, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. Jean-Claude Juncker , the president of the European Commission, promised on taking office in 2014 that the EU would not take in any new members during his mandate, which ends in 2019. Read More »

Jeanne Ives Wins Standing Ovation After Defending Controversial 'Transgender' Ad

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Ives is under fire for a campaign ad , one that the state's GOP chair says "does not reflect who we are as the Party of Lincoln", per the Chicago Tribune . Rauner signed a bill that bans local officials from detaining immigrants on the basis of a federal immigration detainer, but does allow them to detain individuals who are targets of a federal criminal warrant. Read More »

When will the snow storm start and end in MA on Wednesday?

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Wednesday , the large-scale storm will affect a broad swath of the eastern United States from ME to Texas. Get out the scrapers and snow shovels, again. Not only that, but we will also have snow all week except for Sunday and possibly Friday . for now. Overall, this active weather pattern continues. Read More »

White House says no 'personnel moves' at Justice Department

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Adam Schiff and making immigration reform demands Monday morning to praise Rep. Devin Nunes , R-Tulare. The committee has been plagued by partisan infighting in recent weeks, however, with Republicans last week making public a polarizing memo accusing top Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials of bias against Trump . Read More »

Body of Pilot From Downed Russian Su-25 Brought to Russia - MoD

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The Russians said they first and foremost wanted to determine "what type of missile was used in the attack", for which they needed to analyze the engine. "This is a huge danger for all states", he said. Some have even hinted at Western involvement. The U.S. State Department said it had seen reports about the incident and allegations that the U.S. Read More »

Raid | Official Trailer | Ajay Devgn | Ileana D'Cruz | Rajkumar Gupta | 16th March

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The film also stars Ileana D'Cruz. The 48-year-old actor also revealed the details about his role in the film on Twitter, along with the first look poster: "Meet Amay Patnaik - Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Lucknow". The poster depicts the Sidharth, Anupam Kher, Rakul Preet Singh, Naseeruddin Shah and Manoj Bajpayee in an intense look with a flair of Indian national flag all over it. Read More »

Brockton mom charged with murdering two sons

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Officers said they found the two boys, ages 5 and 8, dead inside an apartment on the third floor. A medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death and identify the victims. Cruz said. "All crime scenes are grisly". According to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, the murders occurred within the last 48 hours of them arriving at the scene. Read More »

Is Pence going to meet with the North Koreans?

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On Monday, North Korea announced it would send Kim Yong Nam, president of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, to lead its delegation to the Olympics . In South Korea , Pence will visit a memorial to the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack attributed to the North, and hold meetings with President Moon Jae-in. Read More »

HPSCI Memo alleging abuse of FISA process released

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After the House committee's Monday evening vote , which was unanimous, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the panel's top Democrat, said he believed the Democratic document would "help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the majority memo". Read More »

Trump, Schiff duel on Twitter as Democrats push to release dueling memo

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When asked about Rosenstein's potential firing, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah told CNN that "no changes are going to be made" at the Justice Department. The former chief said he couldn't go into detail about the intelligence, but felt it "would have been derelict if the F.B.I. did not pull the threads, investigative threads, on American persons who might have been involved with Russian Federation and working on their behalf either wittingly or unwittingly". Read More »