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The local authority in Afrin on Thursday called on Syria to intervene to stop Turkish warplanes flying overheard. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the fighting "disrupts what was a relatively stable area of Syria" and "distracts from the worldwide efforts to ensure the defeat of ISIS", using another acronym for the extremist group.
  • Pa. GOP take gerrymandering case to USA high court

    Pa. GOP take gerrymandering case to USA high court

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    They don't think the nation's top court will intervene because their case was based exclusively on the Pennsylvania constitution. Round one in this fight goes to the Republicans but the battle is far from over. "And they couldn't win at the ballot box, so they're going to go to court". Experts questioned the validity of the GOP's latest argument, noting that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's order explicitly says it is based on the state constitution.
  • Trump ready to speak to Mueller under oath in Russian Federation probe

    Trump ready to speak to Mueller under oath in Russian Federation probe

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    Photo President Trump ordered that Robert Mueller , special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, be fired in June. Mueller has indicted three former Trump campaign officials, most notably ex-chairman Paul Manafort, on various charges, including making false statements to FBI investigators about their contacts and dealings with Russian political interests.
  • Draft Wire previews Senior Bowl defensive linemen

    Draft Wire previews Senior Bowl defensive linemen

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    North quarterback Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma throws a pass on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, during practice for Saturday's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. "It's fun to see them go make some plays". If the Saints are looking for the eventual replacement for Drew Brees, the Senior Bowl is a good place to start.
  • Govt circular ignored; Mohan Bhagwat hoists flag in Palakkad school

    Govt circular ignored; Mohan Bhagwat hoists flag in Palakkad school

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    Bhagwat reached the Vyas Vidya Peethom, a CBSE-affiliated higher secondary school, at 9:30am with some functionaries and unfurled the flag. The event became a mammoth gathering when over 8000 cadres of RSS from across the State, who arrived at the school for a three day regional sibiram, joined the students and teachers.
  • Beautiful, warm Friday followed by rain on Saturday

    Beautiful, warm Friday followed by rain on Saturday

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    Okey doke, we've got a few clouds out there this morning, which have provided us with a little variety in our temperature readings. And with winds out of the southeast, we are expecting highs near 60 degrees. Behind the cold front that moves through Sunday , colder air makes a comeback for the start of next week. No major snow accumulation is expected. Also on Monday , a dip in the jet stream will be building back into the region.
  • Dutch Spies Watched as Russians Hacked US Democrats

    Dutch Spies Watched as Russians Hacked US Democrats

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    The Dutch public broadcaster, NOS, just published an fascinating flag-waving Spy vs. Spy story about how the Dutch intelligence services helped the USA fight off cyberattacks during the last USA elections. One of the claims made is that the Dutch counter-hackers were able to infiltrate a Russian cybergang known as Cozy Bear and keep an eye on them. The FBI and the AIVD were not immediately available for comment.
  • US Treasury sanctions parties suspected of supporting North Korea's WMD program

    US Treasury sanctions parties suspected of supporting North Korea's WMD program

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    During a press conference in Jakarta, South Korea's ambassador to Indonesia, Cho Taiyoung, said the North Korean delegation will comprise of athletes, government officials and the representation's supporters. Professor Grice already argued that it is already happening, with the United States vowing that they won't bring up the topic of military option while the intra-Korean talks are happening and South Korea advocating for the lessening of North Korea's sanctions.
  • What Is FBI's 'Secret Society'? Conservative Media Abuzz With Conspiracy Theory

    What Is FBI's 'Secret Society'? Conservative Media Abuzz With Conspiracy Theory

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    Mr. Trump has pushed for attention to be given to the missing messages. Labeling law enforcement officials who have voiced disapproval of Donald Trump as "biased" is an inherently dishonest exercise, because doing so assumes without evidence that it is impossible for civil servants to do their jobs without being motivated by a political agenda.
  • Trump Says He Is Willing To Talk To Mueller Under Oath

    Trump Says He Is Willing To Talk To Mueller Under Oath

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    In interviews past year with Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers, the sources said Mueller's team focused on whether Trump had asked them to lean on James Comey , the Federal Bureau of Investigation director until Trump fired him in May.
  • Complete shutdown in IOK on Indian Republic Day

    Complete shutdown in IOK on Indian Republic Day

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    The aim of observing Black Day is to convey a message to worldwide community that India has usurped Kashmiris' inalienable right to self-determination by the dint of force. A senior police officer has said such intelligence inputs keep coming around Republic and Independence Day celebrations. "We had an input about a suspect".
  • Canadian sports minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

    Canadian sports minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

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    In what he referred to as Hehr's "leave of absence", Trudeau said Hehr's ministerial duties will be performed by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan. "As a government, we take any allegations of misconduct extremely seriously". In a statement, Hehr said the conversation about sexual harassment and assault is a "very important one". Last August, Liberal MP Darshan Kang - also from Calgary and a former Alberta MLA - resigned from the federal party caucus after female staffers in his former ...
  • Why Yvonne Wamalwa family wants law broken for burial

    Why Yvonne Wamalwa family wants law broken for burial

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    The President and Mr Ruto were among leaders who poured in their condolence messages, describing Ms Wamalwa as a diligent woman who served her country with commitment. In a statement, Ms Mohamed eulogised Mrs Wamalwas as "a consummate diplomat, an expert negotiator, and a well-spoken, passionate patriot". By the time she died, she was more known for dealing with violent extremism than hospitality matters, after she got a postgraduate degree in global security from Murdoch University.
  • Johnathan Thurston backs calls for conversation on changing Australia Day date

    Johnathan Thurston backs calls for conversation on changing Australia Day date

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    Thurston says Australians should be better informed about why indigenous people don't want to celebrate Australia Day. At least 3,000 protested in Sydney, with rallies also held in Hobart, Adelaide and other cities. In Sydney, similar scenes were witnessed with hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous "Invasion Day" protesters gathering in Redfern and joining a march through the suburb to Victoria Park on City Road in Camperdown.
  • South African enquiry can investigate Guptas in fresh blow to Zuma

    South African enquiry can investigate Guptas in fresh blow to Zuma

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    Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa signalled his opposition to President Jacob Zuma's plans to build new nuclear plants on Thursday. Ramaphosa, 65, was elected leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress last month, positioning him to succeed President Jacob Zuma, whose nearly nine-year tenure has been marred by scandal.
  • Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu to enter semis

    Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu to enter semis

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    Saina Nehwal notched her second consecutive win over PV Sindhu to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta on Friday. This was also their first meeting outside India and with the triumph Saina has moved into her first semi-final since the World Championships in August previous year where she clinched a bronze.
  • White House Spent Months Denying That Trump Considered Firing Mueller

    White House Spent Months Denying That Trump Considered Firing Mueller

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    President Donald Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June, but eventually backed down. Sources told Reuters earlier on Wednesday that senior United States intelligence officers, including Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo, had been questioned by Mr Mueller's team about whether Mr Trump had tried to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation probe.
  • Norfolk Southern posts broad Q4 strength

    Norfolk Southern posts broad Q4 strength

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    About 2.63 million shares traded or 70.52% up from the average. EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) has declined 18.61% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. About 1.35 million shares traded. 12,045 shares were sold by Robbins Brad, worth $508,179. Beta factor, which is used to measure risk associated with the stock, was 1.27.
  • Trump Says Open to TPP Agreement if 'Substantially' Better Deal Struck

    Trump Says Open to TPP Agreement if 'Substantially' Better Deal Struck

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    The Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a reboot of TPP comprising all of the original members except the U.S. "If we did a substantially better deal, I would be open to TPP", he said. As we now enter a pivotal round of NAFTA negotiations, the last thing we need is to take a step backwards in our relationships with Canada and Mexico.
  • Nutella 'Riots' Spread Across France

    Nutella 'Riots' Spread Across France

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    Queues of chocolate lovers appeared outside supermarkets on Thursday morning and made a beeline for the sweet treat once doors opened. That apparently was too good of deal for some, with the deal leading to people jostling each other to get to the Nutella.
  • After decline, GST collections rise to Rs. 86703cr in December

    After decline, GST collections rise to Rs. 86703cr in December

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    The finance ministry officials said they were hopeful of GST collections picking up in the coming months after the teething troubles disappeared. "The increase in revenue collection is on expected lines and means that the GST is stabilising and transition issues are waning".
  • Technical Look - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

    Technical Look - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)

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    Analysts await Freeport-McMoRan Inc. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500. Three Corner Global Investors Lp increased its stake in Freeport ( FCX ) by 59.69% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $15,435 activity. Facebook, Inc. (FB) shares declined -1.48% and ended the day at $186.55.
  • Jimmy Wong Just Dragged Logan Paul Out For His BS PR Stunt Video

    Jimmy Wong Just Dragged Logan Paul Out For His BS PR Stunt Video

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    The daily vlogger removed the video from his channel, and posted two apologies before tweeting on January 3rd, "Taking time to reflect no vlog for now see you soon". While his subjects' stories are certainly moving, one can't help but wonder if the video is more about Paul reinstalling himself as one of the Internet's untouchable elite than a genuine push for suicide awareness.
  • NY Decrees Net Neutrality For Web Firms With State Contracts

    NY Decrees Net Neutrality For Web Firms With State Contracts

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    NY state will require internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing eligibility for state contracts under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. His office has been investigating the fake comments since last spring, as submitting comments using stolen identities of real people constitutes a crime under NY state law.
  • Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine

    Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine

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    He moved to ME a year ago and launched a group called " New Albion " to promote what he calls "the positive aspects of our European heritage". The Jackman-Moose River Chamber of Commerce president says businesses in the area "do not condone" Kawczynski's views.
  • European Commission says only two member states ready for GDPR

    European Commission says only two member states ready for GDPR

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    Awareness is higher among businesses that report their senior managers consider cyber security is a fairly high or a very high priority, with two in five aware of the GDPR . People will have greater control over how their data is used and organisations will have to be transparent and account for their actions. With 63 per cent of respondents agreeing they respect the need for data minimisation i.e.
  • Trade, investment to drive ASEAN-India ties: PM

    Trade, investment to drive ASEAN-India ties: PM

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    The President said, India-ASEAN relations have come a long way since India established the Dialogue Partnership with ASEAN in 1992. It was evident that ASEAN stands right at the "centre" of India's Act East Policy. However, India has two key reservations in this regard - dismantling of import tariffs and impact on the service sector. Mr Modi and the 10 Asean leaders also agreed to fight the menace of terrorism.
  • Legendary Bengali Actress Supriya Devi Passes Away at 83

    Legendary Bengali Actress Supriya Devi Passes Away at 83

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    With a career spanning over five decades, Supriya Devi (Chowdhury) would be remembered for her many stellar performances, including her essaying of a lower middle class family's sole bread earner Neeta in Ritwick Ghatak's Meghe Dhaka Tara in 1960.
  • Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Position Lowered by Jensen Investment Management Inc

    Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Position Lowered by Jensen Investment Management Inc

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    Shares of Procter & Gamble Co (PG) traded down $0.74 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $88.31. Us Bancorporation De owns 5.84M shares. Rush Enterprises, Inc. Therefore 48% are positive. The average Wall Street analyst rating for The Procter & Gamble Company is Hold, according to the average of 13 analyst scores.
  • Trump Just Dropped a Few Bombshells on West Wing Reporters

    Trump Just Dropped a Few Bombshells on West Wing Reporters

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    White House counsel Ty Cobb declined to comment on the matter, the newspaper said. Trump's lawyers have been publicly predicting that the Russian Federation probe is winding down and that the presidential interview would merely make it even clearer that the president did nothing wrong.
  • Police officer stabbed, shots fired

    Police officer stabbed, shots fired

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    The officer, 50, was stabbed twice in the chest about 3.10pm at the Maroubra Junction Hotel on Anzac Parade while making an arrest. A NSW Ambulance spokesperson confirmed that one man had received stab wounds to the upper torso and had been transported to hospital in a serious but stable condition.
  • Netanyahu to travel to Moscow to meet with Putin

    Netanyahu to travel to Moscow to meet with Putin

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    Netanyahu spoke with these leaders and discussed the ongoing potential nuclear Iran threat. What is important to me is to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear arsenal. She said that she understands our concerns regarding the nuclear agreement even though she does not necessarily agree with the way in which we want to deal with it.
  • Child kidnapped from school bus in Delhi, bus driver shot

    Child kidnapped from school bus in Delhi, bus driver shot

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    The incident took place at a time when there is an unprecedented security cover in place in the national capital in view of the India-ASEAN commemorative summit and the Republic Day celebrations . The incident took place in front of his sister. "There were about 20 students inside the bus", a senior police officer said, adding that they later fled towards Uttar Pradesh.
  • Bangladesh Seven Down as India Tighten Grip; Target 266

    Bangladesh Seven Down as India Tighten Grip; Target 266

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    This would end after 86 runs however when the captain was beaten by a peach of a delivery from Qazi Onik that cut away to take the off stump. This triggered a mini collapse for India who had looked well on target for a score in excess of 300.
  • Melania Trump skips Davos forum, visits Holocaust museum in DC

    Melania Trump skips Davos forum, visits Holocaust museum in DC

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    Stormy Daniels did not give any comment whatsoever to Inside Edition on whether she had an affair with President Trump or whether she was paid hush money, but she did talk about all the attention she's been getting recently. Her director of communications announced the visit in a last-minute tweet at 8:53 Thursday morning, saying Melania Trump had "just arrived". She also revealed that, through an intermediary, Trump had offered her money to stay silent.
  • Senate GOP done waiting for Trump on immigration

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    Kelly and Stephen Miller, Trump's senior policy adviser, are immigration hard-liners and are major proponents of the kind of "legislative framework" that earlier in the day Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the administration would release on Monday that would be meant to emphasize conservative demands for tougher immigration enforcement and border protection.
  • Hawkeyes Wallop Wisconsin, Win First Big Ten Home Game

    Hawkeyes Wallop Wisconsin, Win First Big Ten Home Game

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    Iowa, like Wisconsin , is learning to play without its leading scorer from last season. Wisconsin's Khalil Iverson scored 17 points. Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67, snapping a two-game losing streak.
  • Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

    Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

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    These people were protected from deportation under the the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( Daca ). (During the campaign, Trump said that Mexico would pay for the wall .) He is also seeking an end to the diversity visa lottery system, which allows individuals from countries with low immigration levels to come to the US ― such as those in Africa that the president reportedly called " shithole countries " in a meeting with senators.
  • USA govt shutdown continues as Congress struggles to end stalemate

    USA govt shutdown continues as Congress struggles to end stalemate

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    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer lent his backing to the agreement during a speech on the chamber's floor. Although leaders of President Donald Trump's Republican Party and the opposition Democrats said progress had been made in a weekend of talks, they pushed back a vote scheduled for 1.00am (0600 GMT) Monday for another 11 hours.