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Weather: Cold with wintry showers

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Rain coverage is forecast to be around 30%. A few isolated showers are possible by late afternoon. However, most of us should have no issues with mostly cloudy skies and chilly high temperatures in the low to mid-30s. Showers will linger into Monday-Wednesday of next week as temperatures stay well above average into the 60s and possibly lower 70s. The new update was issued this morning and is valid until 12pm on Friday , February 9. Read More »

CBSE NEET Notification 2018 released at Cbseneet.nic.in; know exam date

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CBSE has finally released the notification of National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2018 today. The CBSE NEET is the central level examination that is going to be conducted across India. Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST and OBC category who have obtained 40 per cent marks in physics, chemistry and biology/ biotechnology taken together will be eligible. Read More »

White House tells agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

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If the government enters shutdown , the official said that individual agencies will have to approach the situation the most efficient way they can. That additional spending worries some deficit-minded Republicans, and some Democrats are unhappy that immigration isn't part of the measure. The White House backs the Senate deal. Read More »

Pakistan Taliban operative killed in United States drone strike

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Rahman Zeb has been designated as global terrorists for providing financial, material, or technological support for, or other services to or in support of LeT. Recently, the terrorist attacks by the Taliban had increased in Afghanistan leading the U.S. to consider "unilateral steps in areas of divergence" to counter the militants. Read More »

US Congress to vote on long-term budget deal, averting shutdown

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At about 11 p.m. ET, The Washington Post reported that the Senate recessed until 12:01 a.m. without passing the new spending bill. Other Democrats like Rep. "The Bob Mueller investigation goes to the heart of the Trump candidacy and presidency", said Sen. But the bill passed on a 66-43 vote. House Democratic leaders opposed the measure - demanding a vote to resolve the plight of immigrant "Dreamers" who face deportation after being brought to the USA illegally as children - but not with ... Read More »

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) - Stock under Review

David R Rahn And Associate has invested 1.5% in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ). Since September 6, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 2 insider sales for $646,385 activity. 4,225 are held by Dillon &. Bkd Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation holds 14,787 shares. At the session level, shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) moved 3.28% from the open. Read More »

The North Korean Cheer Squad Is Playing a Different Olympic Game

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The ministry also said now was not the time to discuss reopening the Kaesong Industrial Park, a joint factory complex closed by South Korea in 2016 in protest over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Pence avoided public criticism of Moon, congratulating South Korea on hosting the games and pledging continued support in addressing the North's nuclear threat. Read More »

BC to hike minimum wage by $1.30 in June

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By June 2021, B.C.'s minimum wage will rise to at least $15.20 an hour. "Let's be clear that achieving a $15 per hour minimum wage is an accomplishment and better than anything the previous B.C. In less than four months, workers will earn an hourly wage of $12.65. Commenting on the plight of minimum wage workers he said: "They shouldn't have to rely on foodbanks". Read More »

Lakers Acquire Isaiah Thomas From Cavs

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The Curtis High School graduate has been traded from the floundering Cleveland Cavilers to the Los Angeles Lakers , along with forward Channing Fyre and the Cavs' first-round pick in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr ., sources told ESPN this morning. Read More »

Pelosi Protests Stall In Immigration Talks With Marathon House Speech

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Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. At a rally for Republican candidate Rick Saccone last week, speaker after speaker warned a vote for Lamb was a vote to return Pelosi to the speakership. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders clarified the issue, saying, "I think we've made clear that the budget deal should be a budget deal, and that members of Congress, like Nancy Pelosi , should not hold our military hostage over a separate issue". Read More »

Senate leaders forge 2-year budget deal

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The budget bill, which was unveiled by Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday, was welcomed as a rare showing of political cooperation in Washington , which has been plagued by months of squabbling. Schumer said the deal would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for 10 years, four more than the extension Congress just enacted. During the White House press briefing Wednesday afternoon, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the Trump administration is ... Read More »

IHC bans Valentine's Day celebrations

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Now the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued fresh directives in the light of the IHC verdict. The order also baned media from promoting or covering Valentine's Day events as well as the sale of associated merchandise-and called for PEMRA to monitor media platforms for violation of the ban. Read More »

North Korea: No plan to meet USA officials during Olympics

Shea Cotton, an expert on the North's weapons program , says the parade is, "probably North Korea's way of trying to show that it is relevant, that it can control the narrative in the region". Tough worldwide sanctions including travel restrictions and a ban on the sale of luxury goods and sports gear have complicated South Korean Olympic organisers' efforts to provide their northern neighbours with the same benefits available to other Olympians. Read More »

Pastor and 3 others stabbed at Texas home church service

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A church service inside a Texas home turned bloody on Wednesday when one of the parishioners suddenly lunged at a pastor and began stabbing him and others while singing in prayer. Both were to the hospital with life threatening injuries, according to police. He later died of his injuries. The two members who tried to intervene sustained puncture wounds, one to the arm and one to the hand, but are not in critical condition. Read More »

United Kingdom accuses European Union of bad faith over Brexit transition plan

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He said Japanese companies were enjoying their operations in Britain and wanted to stay in the country, but that the decision, he added, rested on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. The top European executive from Nissan, which employs almost 7,000 people at the U.K.'s largest auto factory, attended Thursday's meeting with May, along with representatives from Hitachi, Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, SoftBank and Mizuho. Read More »

House Democrats Resisting Bipartisan Budget Deal Unveiled by Senate Leadership

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Senate leaders are hoping to seal a long-sought agreement to add nearly $300 billion over two years to the budgets for the Pentagon and domestic agencies, which otherwise face a budget freeze. The deal - negotiated by congressional leaders and released late Wednesday night - must still clear several procedural hurdles in the Senate . She and some Democrats say without a commitment from House Speaker Paul Ryan to put the DACA immigration issue to a vote , they won't support the ... Read More »

White House 'Optimistic' Of Spending Deal To Avert Government Shutdown

The White House's Office of Management and Budget is planning for a lapse in funding as of Thursday evening in preparation for a possible shutdown, an OMB official told CNN. The deal was also praised by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits", said Paul in a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, according to The Washington Post . Read More »

North Korea says it's not interested in meeting US VP Mike Pence

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The parade comes after US Vice President Mike Pence announced that Washington would impose the "toughest" sanctions against North Korea - and warned that "all options are on the table" when it comes to dealing with the rogue state. aggression. The U.S. Department of State works closely with the U.S. Olympic Committee and the host country. North Korea's media have not issued any reports concerning the parade, neither was it shown on TV, though the country's central television started ... Read More »

Durham nightclub death: Student 'crushed in queue' outside club

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A 20-year-old student has died in a reported crushing incident in a nightclub queue in Durham. The circumstances surrounding her death are unconfirmed at this time. One witness, named only as Jack, told student news site The Tab: 'We'd made it to the front but they refused to let any more people in until 12. There was a fair bit of panic. Read More »

Wall Street rebounds from crash

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The S&P Index surged 1.7 percent Tuesday, the most since 2016, after plunging 4.1 percent on Monday. The Dow finished 567.02 points higher, or 2.3 percent, at 24,912.77. By 3.40 pm Eastern time, the Dow had gone down 950 points and closed 20 minutes later after 1,175 points. S&P 500 components are expected by analysts to grow their earnings per share in 2018 by 18.4 percent. Read More »

Almost all councils in England plan to raise council tax

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Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, said: "Councils are on the edge". Adult social care remains the top long-term pressure for councils, followed by housing and homelessness. According to the 2018 State of Local Government Finance Survey - carried out by the LGiU think tank and the Municipal Journal - the news comes as 80 per cent of local authorities reported they were concerned about their ongoing financial stability. Read More »

Russian Federation to Contain Iranian-Turkish Dispute in Syria

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Tehran for an official visit on Wednesday and before meeting Iran's president, he met and talked with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The two leaders also hailed progress made at Sochi talks, which was started by Russian Federation and supported by Turkey and Iran. They also said the Syrian people alone shall determine the future of their country "without external pressure or interference, in line with Syria's worldwide ... Read More »

Witness sketch proves useful, helps police ID market theft suspect

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He was suspected of impersonating a vendor and taking money from a stand at the Central Market, while an employee had momentarily stepped away. A witness provided officers with a simple picture that they drew of the suspected thief. "The suspect was further described as having straight, black hair that covered his ears and that he had wide-set cheekbones and a pointed chin", the Crime Watch blog added. Read More »

U.S. lawmakers introduce bipartisan two-year budget deal

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Suspends the debt ceiling until March 1, 2019. "In 2011, when Congress passed The Budget Control Act (BCA), Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell praised the deal, proclaiming that the "big government freight train" was slowing down", the group wrote in a press release Wednesday. Read More »

US Senator Rand Paul forces delay in voting on budget deal

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday went off on the Republican Party for their role in the nation's trillion-dollar-and-growing deficit. Rand Paul (R-KY) recently introduced legislation that would prevent future government shutdowns while also providing incentive for Congress to produce a budget. Read More »