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Trump tweets support for budget deal, saying it would help 'great military'

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Paul, a fiscal conservative , used procedural tactics to block the Senate from voting on the bill before the midnight deadline. Pelosi also sent a "dear colleague" a letter saying Republicans will need Democratic votes to pass the deal in the House and urging her caucus to "be heard", though not necessarily block its passage. Read More »

Cloudy today with snow showers north, big warm-up for the weekend

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Southwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Saturday and Sunday will be mild with some rain showers moving into Central PA. North wind around 5 miles per hour becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Sunday stays mild but will be wetter with periods of rain, some of it heavy. Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Read More »

More than 100 pro-Syrian forces said killed after thwarted attack

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Assad's Russian-backed regime has repeatedly been accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the use of chemical weapons against civilians, throughout the country's almost seven-year war. "What is happening in Eastern Ghouta is not simply a humanitarian crisis because aid is denied, these sieges involve the global crimes of indiscriminate bombardment and deliberate starvation of the civilian population", stated Mr. Read More »

US slides in as game-changer in oil market

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Daily average production also shot up in the latest week. Venezuela's oil production continues to drop due to the economic crisis in the country and is now estimated around 1.67 million barrels a day, the lowest figure since 1989, according to Bloomberg data. Read More »

MYANMAR: Jailed Journalists Were Investigating Massacre

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Human Rights Watch said Myanmar's military leaders should be held accountable in an global court for alleged crimes against the Rohingya population. Villagers interviewed by Reuters said there was no attack by a large number of security forces in in Inn Din. Reuters said Zaw Htay expressed surprise when told that Buddhist villagers had admitted burning Rohingya homes, then added, "We recognise that many, many different allegations are there, but we need to verify who did it". Read More »

War of memos on Trump's desk

It is too bad there has to be such partisan bickering concerning the memo , because the allegations are extremely serious and need to be investigated because they show possible political bias by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. Read More »

North Korea confirms dismissal of top military general

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North Korean and Iranian athletes at the Winter Olympics will not receive high-end smartphones being handed out to their fellow competitors because of United Nations sanctions, organisers said on Wednesday. Many speculate Yo-jong may be carrying a message from the North Korean leader himself. US student Otto Warmbier cries at court in an undisclosed location in North Korea, in a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 16, 2016. Read More »

Authorities Say Multiple Officers Shot South of Atlanta

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They talked to the subject of the warrant for about ten minutes before they tried to take him into custody. Sheriff Keith McBrayer told the newspaper that one deputy was in critical condition and the other was stable Friday afternoon. Sheriff McBrayer said the warrant was from the Locus Grove City County and he believed it was for a failure to appear to court. A bullet struck the other deputy about two inches below the vest and went into his stomach, McBrayer said. Read More »

Deadly mosque blast hits Libya's Benghazi

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However, there have been conflicting reports on casualties as a result of the twin explosion. Medics told Reuters news agency that at least two people were killed and 55 were wounded. Senior security officials were among the casualties. Libya's Channel on Twitter also reported of "40 injured being treated at the Al Galla hospital and at Benghazi's medical center". Read More »

IOC President Thomas Bach carry Olympic torch ahead of PyeongChang Winter Games

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The sister of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un , shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in while they watched an elaborate show of light, sound and human performance. North Korea is sending 22 athletes to the Olympics. They also wanted to keep both sides from an uncomfortable chance encounter, after North Korea said it had no intention of meeting with US officials. Read More »

Uncertainty for DACA recipients as deadline approaches

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A " Dreamer " is someone who was brought to the United States illegally as a child. Democrats responded to a deal proposed by Trump by saying Republicans were holding immigrants " hostage ". The legislation being negotiated by Schumer and McConnell reportedly does not tackle the issue of immigration, over which Democrats shut down the government last month. Read More »

Stockton teen who livestreamed fatal crash sentenced to prison

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Her blood samples also tested positive for marijuana and cocaine. Sanchez, of Stockton, Calif., had pleaded no contest to the charges last month, the paper reported . According to Merced County District Attorney Harold Nutt and hospital records, the accused had a blood alcohol level of 0.1% when the crash happened on 21 July 2017 in Los Banos , near Modesto but that did not stop her from livestreaming the misadventure, the Daily Mail reported. Read More »

Trump Celebrates Spending Bill, DACA 'Negotiations To Start Now'

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The US government staggered into another shutdown on Thursday night after an outspoken fiscal conservative in the Senate singlehandedly delayed action by Congress on a stopgap funding bill wrapped up in a massive budget deal. The measure narrowly passed in the House hours earlier, in a 240-186 vote, overcoming opposition from both conservative Republicans opposed to boosting federal spending and Democrats anxious its passage would diminish their leverage in the coming debate over ... Read More »

North, South Korea Heads Of State Meet, Shake Hands

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US Vice-President Mike Pence has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam. Not long after, North and South Korean athletes entered Olympic Stadium together, waving flags showing a unified Korea - the long-time dream, in theory at least, of many Koreans both North and South. Read More »

Markets Right Now: China share benchmark falls 5.5 percent

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A wild session on Tuesday had seen the Dow swing more than 1,100 points from peak to trough and ended with the benchmark S&P 500 recording its best day since just before President Donald Trump's election in 2016. These bond market worries briefly sent the Dow into a correction earlier this week, a 10% decline from recent highs. The other major indexes also took a tumble. Read More »

Lebanon signs deal with 3 global oil companies

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President Michel Aoun said at a signing ceremony that Lebanon has "entered a new chapter in its history and is now a member of energy-producing countries". "Today, we announce that we have started our petroleum path. after signing the agreements and launching the exploration activities", Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said at a ceremony in Beirut. Read More »

Travel to be slowed by winter storm in Chicago, northern IL

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Friday . Chicago was in the bullseye of a heavy winter storm that threatened to dump a foot of snow in some areas around the Great Lakes by Friday night , wreaking havoc on travelers, closing schools and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights nationwide. Read More »

Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

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The Iranian president further stressed the need to boost regional cooperation among Iran, Turkey, and Russian Federation and welcomed an upcoming meeting in Istanbul between the three countries' presidents on the Syrian crisis. On Nov. 22, Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani have also met in Sochi to discuss progress made in the Astana peace talks and changes in de-escalation zones across Syria. Read More »

France presses Russian Federation over Syria as more die in besieged rebel area

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The heavy death toll underscored the large size of the attack, which the US official said included about 500 opposing forces, backed by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars. Last summer, the USA -led coalition shot down Iranian-made armed drones and aircraft affiliated with the Syrian government in southern Syria , after they came dangerously close to U.S-backed forces and advisers. Read More »

Olympics 2018: N Korea delegation arrives in South

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Protesters played patriotic songs while waving South Korean and USA flags in front of the Olympic stadium ahead of the opening ceremony for the Games in Pyeongchang . The Games, whose opening ceremony will takes place at 8 p.m., on Friday, are kicking off amid increased political attention surrounding the participation of North Korean athletes and the potential of improved ties on the Korean peninsula. Read More »

White House Senior Staffer Resigns After Domestic Abuse Allegations

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The allegations , Shah insisted, are "deeply troubling" and "shocking", whereas initial White House reaction to defend Porter against abuse claims "reflected the Rob Porter we have known". "I don't think those things are mutually exclusive". By Thursday, Porter had left the White House permanently as attention on the abuse allegations increased. Read More »

Coast Guard Searching for Point Pleasant Beach Fishing Boat

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Charlene Downey, the commander of the Los Angeles/Long Beach sector. At around 8:31 p.m a mumbled male voice issued the mayday call. The call was repeated around 8:53 p.m. They plan to search Buzzards Bay , Vineyard Sound, and the water surrounding New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Mattapoisett. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules search plane from Air Station Clearwater was deployed to help with the search. Read More »

Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks

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Later in the day, Pence flew to PyeongChang to join the opening ceremony of the February 9-25 Winter Games, with all eyes on whether Pence and the North's delegates would meet each other on the sidelines of the Olympics. Pence is attending the ceremonies with Fred Warmbier, whose son, Otto, who died of extensive brain damage upon his return to the United States from a North Korean jail. Read More »

Senate leaders put forward budget agreement day before shutdown deadline

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Apart from this, Schumer told that he is expecting to close a deal that will result in lifting budget caps for defense and nondefense programs. It would stave off a government shutdown ahead of a Thursday night deadline for a new short-term spending bill, and also extend the federal government's debt ceiling until March 2019, putting off for more than a year the risk of a debt default. Read More »

A public school in Tokyo is introducing Giorgio Armani uniforms

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The Yomiuri ShimbunTaimei Elementary School in the Ginza district of Tokyo plans to introduce a voluntary student uniform costing up to about ¥80,000, starting with first graders this spring, it was learned Thursday. It has also raised questions about the decision-making for the redesign. In November, the school distributed a document authorized by principal Toshitsugu Wada about the change, explaining that the "uniform is more befitting of a school located in Ginza" among other reasons. Read More »

Egypt set to launch 'comprehensive' army op in Sinai

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Egypt's Al-Azhar announced on Friday its "full support" for the Egyptian military's new Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 , calling on all the Egyptian people "to support the courageous men of the army and police in their fight against terrorist and criminal elements". Read More »

Donald Trump accused of lying over 'record' State of the Union viewers

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Bush's address in 2002, following the 9/11 attacks. Trump also called for hardliner and bipartisan talks on how to deal with the threat of global terrorism. He reassured his base by taking pride in the fact that he put a conservative, strict-constructionist justice on the bench in order to help to guarantee second amendment rights and religious liberty. Read More »