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South Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

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During the parade of nations, they stood only for the US team. Instead, they said, Kim simply wasn't seated in the area where Pence was receiving well-wishers. Abe discussed North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and brought up the issue of Japanese nationals who were abducted by the North decades ago when he shook hands and briefly spoke with Kim Yong Nam during the dinner hosted by Moon in Pyeongchang, Kyodo News quoted the Japanese government as saying. Read More »

Hawks Fans Chanted 'LeBron will trade you' at Cavs Players

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The worry is if they continue to fall in the standings, they could have three tough series, which could all be on the road, versus the likes of the Washington Wizards/Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and an improved Toronto Raptors team. Jazz: Understandably, the Jazz did not want to shell out big money this summer for guard Rodney Hood , who will be a restricted free agent. Rewind to 2010 when James left for the Miami Heat . Read More »

Trump blocking aid to Pakistan not stopping terrorism, US Senate told

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Much of the opium, the main ingredient in heroin, is smuggled out of Afghanistan through Pakistan. Pakistan opposes US drone strikes, saying they violate its sovereignty. In June 2016, Sartaj Aziz, an adviser to the Pakistani prime minister on foreign affairs, argued that Afghan refugee camps on Pakistani soil are serving as "safe havens for terrorists" due to the unfettered movement of people across the border. Read More »

Last Ditch Winter Olympics Appeal by Russian Athletes Rejected

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The remarks came in a lunch meeting held in the sub-host city of Gangneung, located 230 kilometers east of Seoul . Tense "Peace Olympics": This year's event has been billed the "Peace Olympics" after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to send a delegation to Pyeongchang. Read More »

NHS not for sale and never will be, Downing Street says

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The British people do not want the privatisation or cherry picking of the NHS or the health sector or any part of public services'. The news comes days after Trump came under fire for tweeting that people in the United Kingdom had taken to the streets to protest against the Labour-founded NHS. Read More »

Israeli Army Reports Downing Iranian Drone, Attacking 'Targets' Inside Syria

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The two pilots ejected and parachuted to safety in Israel . Israeli police said the F16 crashed in the Jezreel valley in northern Israel. The drone was intercepted. "Massive Syrian anti-air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe", Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant Jonathan Conricus wrote on Twitter. Air raid sirens were activated in the Golan Heights and Beit She'an due to the Syrians activating their anti-aircraft artillery. Read More »

Jharkhand number one in health reforms: State Govt

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However, Maharashtra along with Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu have already attained the National Health Policy (NHP) 2017 neonatal mortality rate (NMR) goal for 2025. According to the report, the incremental measurement reveals that about one-third of the states have registered a decline in their performance in 2016 as compared to 2015, stressing the need to pursue domain-specific, targeted interventions. Read More »

Trump defends former aide after abuse claims bring criticism

Despite the possible issues with the clearance-granting process, it was still the Trump White House that chose to hire Flynn in a position that would allow him to take advantage of that clearance even after President Barack Obama personally warned then-President-elect Donald Trump about Flynn. Read More »

John Kelly Denied Reports He Offered To Resign Amid Scrutiny

But White House sources that rumblings of Porter's personal challenges had been circulating in the West Wing in recent weeks, and that Kelly and some top aides had known of the abuse allegations since "early fall". "And so we'll comment on any issues affecting White House staff when we get back to Washington ", the vice president said. - Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) February 9, 2018#BREAKING: Trump said he's "very sad" #RobPorter lost his @WhiteHouse job after being accused by TWO ... Read More »

WINTER OLYMPICS: Here are the biggest moments from the opening ceremony

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The Opening Ceremony of South Korea's first Olympic games in 30 years were held on the evening of February 9 at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. "We thank you", Bach said. North Korea's participation in the event has been viewed as a sign of thawing relations between the two Koreas. The two neighbours resumed cross-border talks last month. Read More »

US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day

The two best-known US stock market indexes, the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500, have dropped 10 per cent from their all-time highs, set January 26. Unemployment stayed at 4.1 percent, showing the strength of the job market. The S&P 500's market value surged $6 trillion between President Trump's election and the all-time high on January 26. Read More »

Stranger spanks toddler in store check-out line, police say

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That's when he says a stranger grabbed the boy and spanked him three times. Morris said Martinez smelled strongly of alcohol. It shows him standing by the cash register, confused as he is put in handcuffs. Martinez later began kicking the doors and windows of the patrol auto. After allegedly trying to resist arrest, Martinez is said to have kicked cars and been aggressive as he as taken to the patrol vehicle. Read More »

Brief Government Shutdown Ended by Massive Budget Agreement

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Update: The House has passed the budget measure, 240-186. "Specifically, we seek your commitment that the House will debate and vote on all serious and substantive proposals, particularly those offered on a bipartisan basis, as well as any bill approved by the full Senate ", wrote Reps. Read More »

As He Was Spotted Lurking Outside Her Apartment Building!

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Perez , was arrested last night after Bella explained to the police that he had been leaving her several threatening messages through social media. Speaking to Vogue about being protective of Bella from a young age, Gigi said: "She's one of the only people I'll get aggressive for". Model Gigi Hadid says that her mistakes made her a better individual and her imperfections motivated her the most. Read More »

USA shutdown assured as senator holds up spending bill

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The budget deal approved by Congress matters a lot to the Pentagon, and for domestic programs for opioids, health centers and research funding. It also lifts the nation's debt ceiling for a year and another $90 billion in emergency funds will be allocated for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires. Read More »

State fines Sunoco pipeline US$12.7 million

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Shields, however, said the company strongly disagreed with DEP's legal conclusions that Sunoco's conduct was willful or egregious. The decision, which cited unpermitted pipeline installation activities and unauthorized releases of drilling fluid, follows a previous suspension by state regulators of construction of a valve station on a portion of the line due to the release of drilling muds and sediment into streams there. Read More »

Nolan says he won't seek re-election

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In a tweet, Stewart Mills III-a Brainerd lakes area Republican who ran against Nolan in 2016 and 2014-stated: "I have received numerous calls, emails, and messages". Right now, the only Democrat in the race is Leah Phifer, a former Department of Homeland Security official, who had only raised $35,000 in 2017. Matt Gorman, the NRCC's communications director, celebrated the retirement in a statement, adding that it "saved us the trouble of defeating him this fall". Read More »

Smiles light up at Night to Shine

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She said it was her first prom experience. "All these kids want to do is just be like every other child and this is the ideal place for them to do that", said Walker. About 400 people volunteered and more than 180 people attended. In just it's second year, 157 young people enjoyed the prom at Mt. "It's a community that's often over looked and at the end of the day, you know, we believe that God's plan is ideal and they're part of God's plan", Conlee said. Read More »

Militants attack Army camp in Jammu, two injured

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Soon after the attack, reinforcement of army's special forces and SOG rushed to the spot and cordoned off the whole area amid fierce gunfight, they had said. A red alert has been sounded in the entire city. Preliminary reports suggest two to three militants were involved in the attack. According to ANI , one jawan and his daughter were injured in the firing. Read More »

Police looking for woman who abandoned newborn baby in Arizona airport bathroom

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The Tucson Airport Authority released chilling new information about the incident, as well as video footage showing the unidentified mother walking around the airport with what appears to be the baby . The baby was found at Tucson International Airport in Arizone in the USA on January 14. "We would like to know who she is but we've exhausted our resources", said airport spokeswoman Jessie Butler. Read More »

Midwest pounded by heavy snow

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More than 200 flights were canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, by early Friday . Inches of snowfall is leading to school closures across the Midwest, and officials in some of the affected states are urging residents to avoid traveling due to snow-covered roads. Read More »

Winter Wonderland As North & South March Under Unified Korean Flag

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What happened at the dinner? Images are what fuel Olympics , and South Korea , eager to show the world a picture of peace, delivered them in potent succession Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games. Ms Kim, who is said to be very close to her brother, was promoted to the North's powerful politburo previous year. During the trip, Pence has kept up pressure on the north over its nuclear ambitions and human rights record. Read More »

Spoiler alert: What to expect from the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has declared the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open during a ceremony Friday that featured the rival Koreas joining hands and marching together. The PyeongChang Winter Olympics marks the 10th marching together of the two Koreas under a unified flag at the opening ceremony of an worldwide sports competition. Read More »

Kolkata: Class 2 student alleges sexual abuse, teacher arrested

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Based on a complaint filed by the girl's parents, the dance teacher has been arrested by the Tollygunge Police station and charged under the stringent POSCO Act. The teacher, who assaulted the kid inside the school premises, has reportedly been arrested. On Friday, other parents came to know about the allegation and broke into a protest in front of the school. Read More »

Rachel Brand, No 3 justice department official, reportedly planning to resign

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But, amid Trump's recent attacks against the Justice Department, two people familiar with the matter told the New York Times Friday that Brand plans to resign. Trump also has criticized Sessions for recusing himself. Walmart sought Brand to be head of global corporate governance at the retail giant, a position Gorelick said has legal and policy responsibilities that will cater to her strengths. Read More »

Defense exposes misdeed by witness in trial of ex-Cuomo aide

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Howe said he canceled a charge for an October 26, 2016, stay at the Waldorf Astoria amid a series of nine sit-downs with authorities investigating Percoco's alleged "pay-to-play" scheme involving companies doing business with the state. Howe, the source said, will be arraigned in Manhattan federal court later Friday. Howe, who pleaded guilty to eight felonies in September 2016, is cooperating with federal prosecutors by testifying against four defendants in a high-profile bribery case. Read More »

Winter Storm Forecast Improving; Nearly 7 Inches Today, 10+ By Sunday

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Counties in IL that will be affected by the Winter Storm Watch are Lake, DuPage, Cook, Will, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Kendall as well as Grundy county, along with Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. By early Friday , more than 100 flights were canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan. The National Weather Service says Friday morning it's received reports of between 9 and 11 inches (23 to 28 centimeters) of snow over a 24-hour ... Read More »

Energy Security, Infrastructural Investments Will Be Top Priority During PM Modi's Visit

According to him, the visit builds in the momentum that has developed since India hosted Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed as chief guest on Republic Day in 2017. Mr Modi said, when Congress party was in power in the centre, it used Article 356, ninety times to dethrone the elected governments in the states. He will also meet the Indian community in UAE and Oman respectively. Read More »

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 »