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Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium

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Skeptics say North Korea, which is unlikely to give up its nukes under any deal, is just using the Olympics to poke holes at the USA -led global sanctions against the country and buy more time to further advance its strategic weaponry. "By virtue of her family ties, Kim is among the most credible interlocutors that North Korea could have sent", said Christopher Green, a senior adviser on Korean affairs at the International Crisis Group think tank. Read More »

PM Modi visits Palestine, lays wreath at Yasser Arafat's mausoleum

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On February 9, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Jordan, which is his transit to Palestine. "This is an honour for India and a symbol of Palestine's friendship", Modi said . Modi's Palestine visit comes just six months after his ground-breaking visit to Israel , and just weeks after he hosted his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Delhi . Read More »

Rand Paul Stalls Senate Vote To Keep Government Open

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But it also stirred deep concerns over the same issue that caused so many House Republicans to oppose the Bill - deficit spending. The deal provides funding for several healthcare programs, but doesn't include language to protect so-called dreamers, young immigrants who were brought to the country by their parents without proper documentation. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi's Style of Politics Undemocratic, Says Amit Shah

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Hence such kind of disruptions during the speech of PM Modi", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who also attended the meeting, told reporters. This is the second time he intentionally punned on the finance minister name, the first time in December when the matter was taken to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu by the BJP for deliberately twisting the name to ridicule him. Read More »

Pelosi delivers the longest speech in the House's history to save DACA

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Some Democrats were already backing up Pelosi as the deal was announced Wednesday afternoon. House Minority Leader has something she'd like to say: more than eight hours worth of things , to be specific. as children - whose protection from deportation is set to expire next month. "Bring everything to the floor", Pelosi said . In interviews will almost a dozen House Democrats, many who requested anonymity to speak candidly, several called the speech an attempt by Pelosi to shore up ... Read More »

Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, has been carrying out a military offensive to clear a US -backed Kurdish militia from in a northwestern border town, increasing tensions between Washington and Ankara. Save the Children's partners on the ground say 45 schools in Eastern Ghouta, where around 400,000 people now live, have been attacked since the start of 2018, with 11 completely destroyed. Read More »

First Alert Weather Day: Expect showers, isolated storms this weekend

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Any ice that does accumulate may create hazardous driving conditions so motorists are advised to take extra time and exercise caution, especially on the bridges and overpasses. Good Saturday morning! It is an overcast and foggy morning. Highs in the lower to mid-30s. Accumulation should be less than 1 inch in most places. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's sister met with South Korea's president

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The North and South held summits in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007, both hosted by late Kim Jong Il, the father of Kim Jong Un. "However, what is more important than anything else is that we are all here together now; we can cheer for athletes together and talk about our future", Moon said . Read More »

Latest White House resignation has Valdosta connection

Kurtz reacted to the media coverage of White House aide Rob Porter , who has been accused of domestic abuse by two of his ex-wives. Porter's resignation on Wednesday has raised questions about how long it took the White House to act on the accusations . Read More »

Trump Signs Budget Agreement, Ending US Government Shutdown

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But as the day went on, a growing number of House Democrats, including Bay State congressmen Joe Kennedy and Seth Moulton, indicated they planned to vote against it because it does not include language protecting young "Dreamer" immigrants who were brought into the country illegally by their parents as children. Read More »

Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave

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While fighting IS in Syria , the US has backed the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG — a group that Ankara considers "terrorists" and allied with Kurdish insurgents within Turkey, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. Read More »

Abe takes up nuclear issue in chat with N Korean ceremonial leader

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Moon called for efforts to "create the right conditions to realise" such a visit, his spokesman said , urging Pyongyang to more actively seek dialogue with the US. Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test past year and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States. This was Abe's first contact with a senior official representing the current North Korean regime, led by Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Shutdown Showdown Fizzles As Pelosi Declines To Whip Dems Against Budget

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The shutdown , which started at midnight, was the second this year under the Republican-controlled Congress . The deal would increase government spending by almost $300 billion over two years. Conservative Republicans also have a problem with the bill, they see increased spending as fiscally irresponsible. However, the Senate deal does not resolve the issue of immigration, a key point for house Democrats . Read More »

Mattis: DACA Recipients in Military Won't Be Deported

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His statement is good news for the 800 DACA recipients now enrolled in the armed forces. The White House has shown no sign of relenting on the program's March 5 sunset date, putting pressure on Congress to ratify it in a law that also includes his other immigration priorities. Read More »

Major's father moves SC to quash FIR against son, seeks guidelines

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The apex court has agreed to hear the petition on Monday. The Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. The petition said the police can not file cases against army officers in Jammu and Kashmir, since AFSPA (the Armed Forces' Special Powers Act) is operating in the state. Read More »

Government shuts down for 2nd time in 3 weeks

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Trump tweeted Friday morning that he had signed the bill, writing that the US military "will now be stronger than ever before". "We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more ", he said. House right-wingers added to the chaos with gripes about excessive deficit spending while liberals demanded the bill include protections for the "dreamers" who face deportation by Trump. Read More »

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) Insider Sells $136354.00 in Stock

The stock increased 1.16% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $72.34. About 6.97 million shares traded or 86.35% up from the average. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500. The degree to which a PEG ratio value indicates an over or underpriced stock varies by industry and by company type; though a broad rule of thumb is that a PEG ratio below one is desirable. Read More »

Team USA's Best Figure Skater Just Went Down in a Heartbreaking Fall

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But after falling on his opening quadruple flip, he recovered nicely and was error-free the rest of the way, landing a quad toeloop-triple toeloop en route to scoring 103.25 points. "Since I was little, my favourite was bobsledding and all kinds of skiing". In the following pairs short programme Canadian duo Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took second behind European champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov from Russian Federation to propel Canada from third to first on 17 points. Read More »

Canada loses first draw in Olympic mixed doubles curling

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The Wisconsin duo fell to Switzerland in the first round of round robin play, but are still in the running. The Hamiltons then came back to the ice for a North American showdown against Canada, losing 6-4 while many in the crowd were focused two sheets over, where South Korea dropped a close game to China 8-7. Read More »

Live cricket score,Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dhaka, Day 3

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The spin trio of Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath shared all the Bangladesh second-innings wickets. Sri Lanka complete the tour with two Twenty20 Internationals, the first of which is in Dhaka on Thursday. They lost Mathews before the start of the first Test, but haven't put a foot wrong since then. "I think one of the strengths we have is the guys in the lower order never throw away their wickets". Read More »

Trump wishes disgraced aide well after domestic abuse allegations

When asked about Porter's departure, Trump expressed sympathy for Porter while failing to mention the women he allegedly abused, CNN reports . According to a White House official, Sorensen's job with the Council on Environmental Quality did not require a security clearance, but his background check was ongoing. Read More »

India defeat SA in 3rd ODI, here are records broken

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There is barely a department where the Indian Cricket Team has failed to perform. Hardik Pandya (14) was sent out to target the spinners , who were creating a bit of pressure backed up by some energised Proteas' fielding. Dhoni also played three matches for Asia XI and had 6 dismissals with the glove, which means, fans will have to wait few more matches for the Indian wicketkeeper to achieve the record feat exclusively for the country. Read More »

Weekend storms prompt flood watch

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If the heavier rain offshore gets closer to us, then local rivers and streams will need to be monitored more closely for minor flooding. WEDNESDAY: Scattered rain showers will be possible, with a high temperature of 58 degrees. Activity is likely during the Mercedes-Benz Marathon and lingering through the afternoon hours. The Storm Prediction Center has placed that area under a marginal risk, which means isolated severe storms will be possible. Read More »

Jason Haddock Sells 7500 Shares of Array BioPharma Inc

With 300 avg volume, 344 days are for ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES (OTCMKTS:ZFSVF)'s short sellers to cover ZFSVF's short positions. (NASDAQ: ARRY ). Intl Group Inc stated it has 0.01% in Array BioPharma Inc . It also reduced its holding in Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) by 6,581 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 40,370 shares, and cut its stake in Scripps Networks Interact In (NYSE:SNI). Read More »

(Olympics) NK leader's sister sits among world leaders at Olympic opening ceremony

With the theme of peace, North and South Korea will walk together under the same flag. Vice president Pence reportedly snubbed Kim Yong-nam at a pre-opening ceremony dinner in the hours before heading to the stadium. And there was a big cheer for Tonga lone competitor Pita Taufatofua, who appeared topless in a traditional Tongan skirt as he did when he appeared at the 2016 Rio Games. Read More »

Google doodle dedicated to PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

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In the front row of the grandstand, United States' Vice-President Mike Pence stood to wave and applaud the US team as they made their circuit of the stadium. Pence has said that he is open to meeting with North Korean officials during his visit. Athletes from South Korea and the DPRK had marched together for the first time at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000. Read More »

By Sunday, Chicago to potentially see over 20 inches of snow

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Forecasters say travel will be "very hard to impossible" during the Friday morning and afternoon commutes. Visibility will also likely be affected. "If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency", the weather service said. Read More »

Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

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As the deadline at midnight to avert the government shutdown crept closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions pushing the budget deal showdown vote to early morning Friday. Many employees are asked not to come to work and will not be paid - although some will get back pay. Sadly, we needed some Dem votes for passage. "This bill does not address the great moral issue of our time - the fact that in three weeks 800,000 young Dreamers will lose their ... Read More »