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He said he had "no link" to Paddock. Newsweek did not publish his remarks at the time because authorities declined to publicly connect him to the case, and Haig threatened to take action against the publication if it did. shooting, but not directly related to the shooting". Margaret McLetchie, an attorney representing AP and the Review-Journal in the autopsies case, noted in court that Nevada state public records law does not directly address autopsies and that a deceased person has no ...
  • Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to

    Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to "say goodbye" to family

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    A well-known voice in New York's immigration community, Ragbir is director of a NY coalition of 150 faith-based organizations that advocates for immigration rights. He was detained in 2006 for almost two years for that conviction, but he was released when ICE determined he wasn't a danger to the community, according to his defense team.
  • North Korea scraps performance with South Korea ahead of Winter Olympics

    North Korea scraps performance with South Korea ahead of Winter Olympics

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    South Korea says it is continuing discussions with North Korea on the holding of joint events during the Winter Olympics next month despite the recent cancellation by Pyongyang of one such event. More than a hundred petitions against the unified team have gone to the presidential Blue House's website . "The main point of the lecture was that Hyon was utilized in talks with South Korea to promote central party principles such as "gaining the upper hand in negotiations" and "pacing ...
  • Should Congress pass a bill to protect Robert Mueller?

    Should Congress pass a bill to protect Robert Mueller?

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    John Dowd, one of the president's attorneys , said last week that he would be the one to decide whether Trump sits for an interview with investigators on the special counsel's team. Republican lawmakers on Sunday grappled with the potential need to protect special counsel in light of a report that said called for his firing past year.
  • Theresa May visits China augmenting golden era trade bonds

    Theresa May visits China augmenting golden era trade bonds

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    On his recent visit to China, French President Emmanuel Macron implicitly criticised elements of the imbalances in trade. CGTN's Tang Bo has the details on her coming visit. Sources claimed the Prime Minister was also expected to mount a fresh bid to convince President Xi Jinping to do more to bring North Korea to heel.
  • Trump signs order keeping Guantanamo Bay prison open

    Trump signs order keeping Guantanamo Bay prison open

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    I just signed prior to walking in an order directing Secretary Mattis, who is doing a great job, thank you, to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay. Trump made it clear during his 2016 campaign for president that he wanted to keep Guantanamo open and " load it up with some bad dudes ". "I don't think signing a new executive order changes very much", Wolosky said.
  • Us Fights for Un Sanctions Against Iran

    Us Fights for Un Sanctions Against Iran

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    The AP quoted Haley as saying that focusing on Iranian violations of Security Council resolutions on missile development and use could sway Trump to stay in the deal. Diplomats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Haley has not yet signalled which accountability option she might pursue or when. "It's got "Made in Iran " welded on it", she said, referring figuratively to markings on the missiles that US defense officials say suggest Iranian origin.
  • US Treasury Secretary says 'Kremlin report' will trigger new sanctions

    US Treasury Secretary says 'Kremlin report' will trigger new sanctions

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    Congress passed the sanctions law in August. "I assume you haven't yet reviewed the classified version", Mnuchin added, vowing that after "an extremely thorough analysis ... He also brushed aside suggestions that the individuals that Treasury named had been copied from a Forbes" magazine list of "s richest citizens. When asked if there is "any truth to the criticisms that the Treasury list was inspired or derived in some way from the Forbes list, ' a Treasury spokesperson said ...
  • Palestinian Protesters Disrupt Meeting With Visiting US Officials

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    Trump's December 6 announcement recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital overturned decades of U.S. policy. According to report, the digital marketing workshop was under way when protesters barged in. That move was met with anger across the occupied West Bank and Gaza, with Palestinians complaining that it denied their claim to the city, the eastern half of which they hope to see as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
  • Rahul Gandhi To Kickstart Poll Campaign In Karnataka On February 10

    Rahul Gandhi To Kickstart Poll Campaign In Karnataka On February 10

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    Informing about the concert, AICC State Coordinator in charge of Elections in Meghalaya, Yashomita Thakur informed that the concert is to celebrate peace and way of life. Although, Rahul is yet to react to the BJP's "soot-boot ki sarkar" jibe, Congress' spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi stated that the saffron party was anxious about Rahul "gelling with the Meghalaya way of life".
  • Russia's showpiece Syria congress marked by boycotts, little progress

    Russia's showpiece Syria congress marked by boycotts, little progress

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    A Russian-backed peace conference aimed at nudging Syria's brutal war to a close appeared to end with limited achievements Tuesday amid a boycott by most opposition and Kurdish delegates. Euronews reporter in Sochi , Galina Polonskaya, summed up what the conference had been about. "It's hard for them to announce anything of effect because they don't have everyone here that matters, " said Neil Hauer, an independent analyst monitoring Russian activity in Syria's conflict, speaking from ...
  • High school teacher rips USA military in profane classroom rant (AUDIO)

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    Because we have a bunch of dumb@%&*ts" in our military, Salcido says. You can't see him in the cellphone video , but his voice can be heard making fun of members of the military. "It was so disrespectful to my dad and my uncles and all veterans and those still in the military", the student told the newspaper. So far, the post has been shared more than 90,000 times and has provoked around 23,000 comments.
  • United States releases 'Putin list' of Russian politicians, oligarchs

    United States releases 'Putin list' of Russian politicians, oligarchs

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    Senator Konstantin Kosachev said the Russia list points to the fact that the USA intelligence "is desperate to find some provable compromising material on Russian politicians". Putin's bete noire, anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny - who is barred from standing in the March election - said the U.S. list exceeded his expectations, adding that it features many of those he and his team had investigated in the past.
  • Paul Simon announces farewell appearance in the UK

    Paul Simon announces farewell appearance in the UK

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    It's been 61 years since Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded their first song together as Tom & Jerry, embarking on one of music's most successful partnerships. Simon had previously hinted at the possibility of his retirement following a rigorously scheduled tour . "It's an act of courage to let go", Simon said in 2016.
  • Watch 'Fox & Friends' Struggle With News That Trump Tried To Fire Mueller

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    Trump on Friday called the the reports "fake news." The New York Times said White House counsel Don McGahn opposed the firing decision, telling senior officials it would have a "catastrophic effect" on Trump's presidency. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., told CNBC in a phone interview that the biggest threats to Mueller's investigation are "the president and the president's supporters in Congress and the Senate".
  • Kenya's Raila Odinga Sworn In As 'People's President'

    Kenya's Raila Odinga Sworn In As 'People's President'

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    Interior Minister, Fred Matiangi, in a gazette notice has declared the movement an organised criminal group. No fewer than 1,000 people were killed in months of bloodshed following the 2007 election after Odinga who was defeated by then President Mwai Kibaki, claimed the vote was rigged.
  • Senior Hamas official dies three weeks after suffering gunshot wound

    Senior Hamas official dies three weeks after suffering gunshot wound

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    The Palestinian Interior and National Security Ministry in Gaza, at that time, confirmed that investigations proved that al-alami had accidentally shot himself in the head while inspecting his personal weapon. Hamas elected him as Ismail Haniyeh's deputy in the Gaza Strip in 2013. Al-Alami was a key player in Hamas and especially between Iran and Gaza relations.
  • Snoopers charter: Government mass surveillance regime ruled 'unlawful' by appeals court

    Snoopers charter: Government mass surveillance regime ruled 'unlawful' by appeals court

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    Britain's mass surveillance powers have been ruled as illegal in their current form, meaning United Kingdom law enforcement may be forced to scale back any snooping operations. "It was rushed through Parliament just before recess without proper parliamentary scrutiny", said Watson. The High Court first ruled against the government in 2015 , finding that DRIPA was incompatible with Articles 7 and 8 of the Human Rights Convention because the data collection was indiscriminate rather than ...
  • After being trolled, Bareilly DM takes down Facebook post

    After being trolled, Bareilly DM takes down Facebook post

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    In another Facebook post, Singh also asked why slogans are never raised against "bigger enemy" China. " Ajab riwaz ban gaya hai". Muslim mohallon mein zabardasti juloos le jao aur Pakistan murdabad ke nare lagao. The government is probing the incident. He also advised officers in the state: "Officers should keep away from sensational remarks". Later, after a controversy broke out, he deleted the post and posted a fresh one saying he was only talking about the law and order situation ...
  • 3 killed, 2 hurt when helicopter crashes into SoCal home

    3 killed, 2 hurt when helicopter crashes into SoCal home

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    The four-seat Robinson 44 helicopter was carrying four passengers , said Ian Gregor, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration. Two other people were injured in the incident, officials said , but it is unclear how numerous victims were on board the aircraft.
  • Prince Alwaleed's release adds $1 billion to his fortune

    Prince Alwaleed's release adds $1 billion to his fortune

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    Prince Alwaleed was among at least 11 princes detained in the probe, in addition to dozens of businessmen, officials and military officers. More than 100 detainees are believed to have been released. There are no longer any detainees left at the Ritz-Carlton, stated the report citing a senior Saudi official. In an earlier announcement the attorney general said that after the settlement phase was over, the work of the anti-corruption committee would enter a new phase, referring the ...
  • London attack accused hoped to kill Corbyn

    London attack accused hoped to kill Corbyn

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    He said they initially planned to murder a Labour politician in Rochdale, before planning to target Mr Corbyn, believing he would be at the annual Al Quds march in London. Detective Constable Paul Dring, of the Metropolitan Police, said he was told by Osborne during an urgent safety interview conducted at University College Hospital that no-one else was involved, the court heard.
  • ABC Information hires former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    ABC Information hires former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

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    His hiring was scheduled to be announced Tuesday on " Good Morning America " during the show's 7 a.m. hour, reported NJ.com, which cited sources familiar with the plan but who wish to remain anonymous because they are not authorized to speak publicly.
  • Risking arrest and prison, Iranian women cast off their hijabs in protest

    Risking arrest and prison, Iranian women cast off their hijabs in protest

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    The unidentified woman held up a white headscarf on a stick in a square in the capital where Vida Movahed, another anti-headscarf protester, was arrested, images shared Monday on Twitter showed. Iranians appear to have taken inspiration from a woman who landed in jail late last month for a peaceful protest against Iran's strict Islamic dress code, echoing frustration at official restrictions on women's appearance in public.
  • Cardinal Joseph Zen: 'Vatican Is Promoting Out the Catholic Church in China'

    Cardinal Joseph Zen: 'Vatican Is Promoting Out the Catholic Church in China'

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    Cardinal Joseph Zen, a vocal opponent of Pope Francis' opening to China, bitterly criticized the changing of the guard in Shantou diocese and said in a Facebook post Monday, Jan. Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta is to examine new information. One of the underground bishops, Bishop Zhuang, asked Cardinal Zen to pass on his words to the Pope.
  • Trump's Decision to Postpone Russia Sanctions Splits Lawmakers Along Party Lines

    Trump's Decision to Postpone Russia Sanctions Splits Lawmakers Along Party Lines

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    As required by the legislation, the Trump administration on Monday released a of Russian political and business figures that it stated is "not a sanctions list", refusing to add their names to the existing blacklist. The White House's lukewarm support for the measure was encapsulated by the list's unveiling: While the Treasury Department noted that the majority of Russians included were not subject to sanctions , the registry's very existence was seen by congressional leaders as a ...
  • Indian authorities rescind decision on orange passport

    Indian authorities rescind decision on orange passport

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    Those who don't require clearance would continue to be issued blue passports. What Swaraj has done is to take a political decision to overturn a decision taken by bureaucrats of MEA and the Ministry of Women and Child Development which had recommended not to print the last page of passport booklet.
  • Tension rising in Kenya over Odinga

    Tension rising in Kenya over Odinga

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    Elections were first held in August but the courts ordered a re-run, saying Mr Kenyatta's victory was marred by irregularities. His deputy, Kalonzo Musyoka , was not with him, but Odinga said he will be sworn in later. "We will not allow breach of peace", said Koome. "The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) takes exception to unprecedented intimidation of journalists and calls for respect to the Constitution of Kenya, which gives the media freedom to carry out its duties as a watchdog ...
  • The State of the Union in Eight Charts

    The State of the Union in Eight Charts

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    Aides said the Republican president would use the televised speech to tout the benefits of a tax overhaul approved by the Republican-controlled Congress in December that was his first major legislative victory. "We must remove and replace the system and the culture that gave us Trump in the first place". Especially when they're inviting people like San Juan mayor Carmen Cruz, who is very critical of Trump's response to Puerto Rico.
  • Arizona congressman: Arrest and deport any 'illegal aliens' attending SOTU

    Arizona congressman: Arrest and deport any 'illegal aliens' attending SOTU

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    Capitol police as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions , asking them to check the IDs of anyone who attends the State of the Union. Despite Gosar's request, most of the immigration-related invited guests to Trump's State of the Union are protected under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, which is set to expire in March.
  • Richmond restaurant hosts anti-Patriots Super Bowl watch party

    Richmond restaurant hosts anti-Patriots Super Bowl watch party

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    We've known each other a long time, been teammates for a long time". "I think it's overrated", said special teams captain Matt Slater, who will be appearing in his fourth Super Bowl. "There are a lot of great companies in this area", said Bakalars. "He does a great job of deciding when to call each thing, but our staff is unbelievable at game planning and putting us in position, no matter if it's the run game, the pass game, the screen game, whatever it may be".
  • Michelle Obama Taps Ellen DeGeneres for First Post-White House TV Interview

    Michelle Obama Taps Ellen DeGeneres for First Post-White House TV Interview

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    Michelle Obama will be on the show for her first TV interview since leaving the White House Thursday, February 1 and Ellen's longtime friend Jennifer Aniston will be visiting February 2. Allie's proud dad Mark told how he's been approached in the past by record companies but was reluctant to allow the home-schooled singer to sign up to a contract that would have her on the road all the time.
  • Manchester City buys Jack Harrison from NYCFC, loans to Middlesbrough

    Manchester City buys Jack Harrison from NYCFC, loans to Middlesbrough

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    Jack Harrison admits it's a dream to play in the Premier League , but the reported subject of a bid from Stoke City says his focus is with New York City FC . Harrison went on to attend one year at Wake Forest University before turning professional in MLS. Check out a selection of Jack Harrison's MLS goals .
  • 4 killed in Pennsylvania auto wash shooting

    4 killed in Pennsylvania auto wash shooting

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    Four people, who were all in their 20s, were shot and killed Sunday at a southern Pennsylvania vehicle wash. According to sources and management, the four victims and one survivor were at the popular establishment just before they traveled to a auto wash early Sunday morning in nearby Melcroft.
  • South Africa's Capitec falls 25 pct after report by Viceroy Research

    South Africa's Capitec falls 25 pct after report by Viceroy Research

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    Capitec Bank is the latest target of Viceroy Research - the team that produced an explosive report detailing how Steinhoff allegedly cooked its books to hide losses and inflate earnings. The Sarb placed African Bank under curatorship at the time. "Not only is Capitec's market finding it harder to pay their existing loans on time, but they may not be able or willing to incur further loans in the future".
  • ComEd Crews Mobilize to Assist in Puerto Rico Recovery

    ComEd Crews Mobilize to Assist in Puerto Rico Recovery

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    Atlantic City Electric employees will leave for Puerto Rico in early February. "Electricity in Puerto Rico remains expensive and harmful to the environment, and the Electric Power Authority remains an inefficient monopoly", he said. According to experts with the The Army Corps of Engineers, some Puerto Rico residents will not have power restored until May. Exelon utilities have been coordinating closely with EEI and authorities to prepare for the mutual assistance effort.
  • Dem asks EPA's Pruitt if Morocco is a 's---hole' country

    Dem asks EPA's Pruitt if Morocco is a 's---hole' country

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    In the interview Pruitt says he is not a fan of Trump , adding that Trump would be a "blunt instrument" to the Constitution if he became president. Pruitt went on to tell the host that, "we don't need to replace [President Obama] with another individual - as you said, our bully - in the White House, to do what he's done from the Republican side of things".
  • Cape Town drought continues as Day Zero looms

    Cape Town drought continues as Day Zero looms

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    Some of the restrictions include limiting each person's water use to a maximum of 13.2 gallons, regardless of location - home, work or school. But beginning from February 1, the allocation is reduced to 50 litres. From early February, Cape Town will receive an additional 67 million litres of water per day from the private Palmiet Kogelberg Dam near Cape Town, Maimane said.
  • Who's missing Donald Trump's State of the Union address?

    Who's missing Donald Trump's State of the Union address?

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    One question is whether Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated for the Supreme Court, will attend the speech. Wanting to find out, Campus Reform headed to New York University to ask students their opinions of President Trump's State of the Union.
  • FCC Report: Worker who sent false missile alert thought attack was real

    FCC Report: Worker who sent false missile alert thought attack was real

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    According to a written statement from the day shift warning officer who initiated the alert - he heard "this is not a drill" - but did not hear "exercise, exercise, exercise" - therefore he believed the missile threat was real. "There were no procedures in place to prevent a single person from mistakenly sending a missile alert" in Hawaii, said James Wiley, a cybersecurity and communications reliability staffer at the FCC.