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GE Healthcare to support PyeongChang Winter Olympics

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The IOC head told journalists that the committee may consider an appeal of the CAS decision. Each of the eight USA winter sports federations got to nominate one athlete and have another serve as a voter. Russian athletes have flown to South Korea in small groups, not the traditional "Olympic flight" on Aeroflot which usually sees teams depart as a unit and with much pageantry. Read More »

Trump signs budget deal

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Federal funding for government services formally expired at midnight (05:00 GMT). Almost $300 billion in new spending included in the bill approved on Friday will ensure the annual budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion in 2019, said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a private fiscal policy watchdog group in Washington . Read More »

Nagaland Polls: Nomination of 227 candidates cleared

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Aier said scrutiny of the nomination papers of Kaito Jakhalu for Suruhoto Assembly Constituency under Zunheboto district was adjourned till February 10 next, as he is holding an 'office of profit, ' as complained by his opponents. The NDPP, led by former chief minister Neiphiu Rio, will have its candidates in 40 constituencies. While Nagaland chief minister, Taditui Rangkau Zeliang (Peren) will seek re-election, his brother N.R. Read More »

Republicans are in charge -- it was their shutdown

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Thursday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , a California Democrat , announced she would withhold support for the funding deal until Republican Speaker Paul Ryan commits to a floor vote to address the plight of beneficiaries of deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA . Read More »

Dem Senator's Ties to Russian Oligarch Earns 'Wow!' From Trump

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Secrecy seemed very important to Warner as the conversation with Waldman heated up March 29, when the lobbyist revealed that Steele wanted a bipartisan letter from Warner and the committee's chairman, North Carolina Republican Sen. Warner and Burr released a joint statement condemning "leaks of incomplete information out of context by anyone, inside or outside our committee" Thursday. Read More »

Restaurant Group (RTN) Receives "Buy" Rating from Shore Capital

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Liberum Capital now has a GBX 830.00 PT on the 376.02 million GBP market cap company or 19.42% upside potential. Shore Capital maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, February 9 report. It focuses on urban housing regeneration activities on brownfield land in the north of England; and strategic land trading, primarily in the south of England. Read More »

Quinnipiac: Trump approval rises to highest level in seven months

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Seven in 10 American voters, 70%, say the USA economy is excellent or good - the best mark on this question since 2001. In addition to the message, Trump asks his supporters to take a poll rating his job performance to, "make sure the media KNOWS the American people are fully behind President Trump". Read More »

White House backs 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. "We had a good conversation. The more we try to do, the more unanswered questions emerge", said Republican Sen. "And even Leader Pelosi's close didn't have any cohesive message", the North Carolina Republican added. Read More »

Brexit Transition Period Not Guaranteed if Differences Remain - EU Negotiator

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Barnier, speaking to journalists in Brussels after the latest round of negotiations with British envoys, said he was surprised by London's position and that some of the EU's lines on the transition period were non-negotiable. Discussions this week focused on the transition arrangement that businesses want pinned down by the end of March and on the thorny issue of the Irish border. Read More »

Pence Pledges Vigilance, Resolve Against North Korea Threats

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In Japan, Pence watched Japanese troops demonstrate the simulated deployment of Japan's surface-to-air missile defense system, which would attempt to intercept a North Korean missile. Vice President Mike Pence isn't ruling out a meeting with North Korean leaders in Pyeongchang at the Olympic Games this month. South Korea accepting North Korea's offer to send its artists to the games by sea has triggered debate in the South, where conservatives saw the move as a sure-fire sign that the North ... Read More »

Russian airstrikes kill 17 civilians in Syria's Idlib

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It came on the heels of the bloodiest day in months for Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, when 80 civilians were killed in strikes. The Syrian government continues to deny the chlorine attacks, and condemned the Israeli strikes in a statement: "The general command of the armed forces holds Israel fully responsible for the risky consequences of its repeated, aggressive and uncalculated adventures". Read More »

Canada sells 16 helicopters to Philippines after drug war row

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Trudeau, who raised human rights concerns to President Rodrigo Duterte past year, replied: "Absolutely". Human-rights and arms-control groups have accused the Philippine armed forces of extrajudicial killings and other atrocities in their fight against Islamic militants and communist rebels. Read More »

Trump aide quits as ex-wives claim abuse

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If Kelly's position becomes untenable, his departure would spark a new personnel crisis in a West Wing already thin on expertise, that saw multiple exits in Trump's first year in power, and that is constantly besieged by the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Le Drian Says 'All Indications' Gas Being Used by Syrian Regime

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On Wednesday, Syrian air defense systems intercepted an Israeli air attack on a military position near Damascus , the Syria military said. The death toll has risen from an initial report of 16 to around 70, including 18 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read More »

Jill Messick, Rose McGowan's Former Manager, Dies at 50

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That's when Messick's family said she "became collateral damage in an already horrific story" as McGowan slammed the emails on her book tour. After Weinstein was exposed as an alleged serial sexual predator in the New York Times previous year (Oct17), McGowan accused the disgraced film boss of raping her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, while she was managed by Messick. Read More »

USA Gymnastics sets up fund for victims of sexual abuse

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Law enforcement officials in MI said they are investigating complaints against him. Cook wouldn't comment on the nature of the ongoing investigation. "I know he didn't ask us any questions, but that just is why we need the full, independent investigation to really get to the bottom of who knew about this". Read More »

Market Focus: Monitoring Shares of Alcoa Corp (AA)

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.15% of the company's stock. BTIM Corp.'s holdings in Realty Income were worth $3,305,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Therefore 35% are positive. A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. The stock of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE ) hit a new 52-week low and has $23.54 target or 4.00% below today's $24.52 share price. Read More »

US Congress set to vote to avert shutdown

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The mood in the House was in stark contrast to the comity in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer delivered laudatory back-to-back speeches on the accord, which would add almost $300 billion for government programs and suspend the debt ceiling until March 2019. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's sister to make historic visit to South for Olympics

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A total of 50,000 North Koreans are expected to fearless freezing temperatures, including people trained in a mass-choreographed card performance, according to the report . Pence is expected to be in attendance. Pence has lambasted the North, announcing in Tokyo yesterday that the U.S. would impose its toughest sanctions to date on the regime. Read More »

OR lawmaker resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

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The inquiry into Kruse detailed several allegations that he subjected two female senators to unwanted touching and gave lingering hugs to many women. Kruse said he had "no recollection" about numerous allegations, including specific incidents reported by Gelser, but did not deny certain other claims. Read More »

Pence seeks to reassure allies on N. Korean nuclear threat

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Jo Yong Sam, department director general of North Korea's foreign ministry, said Thursday the country had never "begged the U.S. for dialogue" and wasn't about to start now. The 22-member delegation will be headed by the communist state's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam. But between North Korea's frequent missile provocations, including the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, and tweets from U.S. Read More »

Naked passenger prompts Alaska Airlines flight to return to Anchorage

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With 178 passengers, the flight reboarded and took off for Seattle around 6:30 am. The plane was met back in Anchorage by the airline police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and they hauled the man off the plane. In a separate development on the same day, former Alaska Airlines pilot David Hans Arntson, 62, pleaded guilty to flying a commercial jetliner while under the influence of alcohol under an agreement with federal prosecutors. Read More »

Senate Leaders Reach 2-Year Budget Deal

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Schumer (D-N.Y.) said . "I know that scares the hell out of a lot of Americans that that could be, but it shouldn't because that's the way forward and they are going to come and they are going to be integrated because we are going to get them the one thing that they need-that piece of paper-because they're Americans", he said. Read More »