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At its base is still a resolution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. Curtright believes there's two sticking points that could be hard to reach an agreement. The highly unusual debate, expected to unfold throughout the week, will test whether a series of legislative concepts and proposals championed by President Donald Trump can garner 60 votes, the threshold for a measure to pass the Senate, the ...
  • Police officer killed in training crash

    Police officer killed in training crash

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    Officer Darren Weathers was in an unmarked police auto on Michigan Avenue near Clark Street when the crash occurred at 11:35 am. Chief Craig says Weathers was a phenomenal officer and truly one of Detroit's finest. Additionally, three police officers - two from DPD, and one from the city's school district - were shot earlier this week by a barricaded gunman. Weathers had shared a photo on his Facebook page of a Detroit police badge with a ribbon reading "Rest in Paradise Officer Doss".
  • Here's what that suspicious letter sent to Don Jr. reportedly said

    Here's what that suspicious letter sent to Don Jr. reportedly said

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    It also said: 'You the family idiot. "So shut the f-- up". In 2016, white powder, which also proved harmless, was sent to the home of Eric Trump, Trump Jr's brother. Police say President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law felt ill after opening the envelope at her mother's apartment Monday morning. "This risky and reckless act goes beyond political differences".
  • Tearful mother testifies about 8-year-old's abduction

    Tearful mother testifies about 8-year-old's abduction

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    Smith is charged with the first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape of Cherish Perrywinkle in 2013. One of the most emotional moments came right at the beginning, as Cherish's mother explained what happened the night of the abduction , telling the jury she never would have let Cherish go with Smith , if she knew he was planning to take the girl from the Northside Walmart where they were shopping.
  • NYT Fires Newly Hired Editorial Member for Friendship With neo-Nazis, Slurs

    NYT Fires Newly Hired Editorial Member for Friendship With neo-Nazis, Slurs

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    Twitter users quickly flagged Norton's past controversial tweets , including ones in which she said that she is "friends with various neo-Nazis"-though she clarified that she has "never agreed with them "-and used various slurs". She also stated in a series of tweets that she "used a variation of offensive language to talk about question of tone". Like the dozens of left-wing "male feminists" in media and entertainment who have been accused of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and ...
  • Senate Republicans Examine 'Unusual' Susan Rice Email

    Senate Republicans Examine 'Unusual' Susan Rice Email

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    The allegations stem from the memo released last week by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, along with new accusations that the Obama State Department fed ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele information from Hillary Clinton associates, which he then used to reinforce the disputed dossier on Trump and Russian Federation that he provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Donald Trump Jr. incorrectly attacks Adam Rippon

    Donald Trump Jr. incorrectly attacks Adam Rippon

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    Those comments from Rippon again made headlines because, well, this is 2018 and anything involving the Trump administration tends to make news. Pence also said in an interview with The Washington Post, published Sunday, that the Trump administration will go on with its strategy of "maximum pressure and engagement at the same time" with regard to North Korea, but noted that Washington was also open to direct diplomatic discussion.
  • Northern Ireland close to deal on power-sharing

    Northern Ireland close to deal on power-sharing

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    On Monday the Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadakar travelled to Stormont to encourage the region's parties to finally end the deadlock that has left Northern Ireland without a functioning government since last January.
  • Palace of Westminster receives letter with white powder, officials say

    Palace of Westminster receives letter with white powder, officials say

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    The Met confirmed they were alerted to a suspicious package delivered to the Palace of Westminster - a day after Donald Trump's daughter-in-law was taken to hospital when she opened a letter containing an unknown substance . A " heavy " presence of officers was reported on a ministerial corridor, which is below the House of Commons chamber, and where some government ministers have their offices.
  • UAE and Gulf states pledge billions for Iraq

    UAE and Gulf states pledge billions for Iraq

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    Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told Reuters on the sidelines of the conference his country was committed to supporting reconstruction in Iraq and would focus on infrastructure projects. The reconstruction conference is taking place two weeks before Kuwait celebrates its Liberation Day from Iraq . " Iraq can not commence the mission of rebuilding itself without support, which is why we are all here today from all around the world, to stand by Iraq's ...
  • Peruvian police recapture prisoner who swapped places with twin brother

    Peruvian police recapture prisoner who swapped places with twin brother

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    He then changed into the brother's clothes and walked out of jail. On Monday, police re-arrested Alexander Delgado in the port city of Callao after the Ministry of the Interior offered a reward for information leading to his capture. It is not clear if the police was tipped off by someone about Alexander's whereabouts or they tracked him on their own. In this photo, the perimetral fence and a surveillance tower of the San Juan de Lurigancho prison in Lima on January 5, 2011.
  • Saakashvili promises more protests in Ukraine

    Saakashvili promises more protests in Ukraine

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    The former Ukrainian opposition leader is married to a Dutch woman, Sandra Roelofs. On Wednesday, he spoke briefly to AFP outside the offices of the immigration authorities in Rotterdam, where his lawyer said he was sorting out his residency permit.
  • United Nations warns conditions not right for Rohingya return to Myanmar

    United Nations warns conditions not right for Rohingya return to Myanmar

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    China's Permanent Representative Ma Zhaoxu said the objectives of ending hostilities, restoring order and finding solutions through dialogue had largely been achieved. "It is important that the actions of the journalists must also within the bound of the law", he said. It is nearly six months, since the current rapid, chaotic outflow of more than 688,000 refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh began, driven by violence and destruction, following decades of repression and exclusion.
  • Colten Boushie's mother hopeful for change after meeting Trudeau

    Colten Boushie's mother hopeful for change after meeting Trudeau

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    Legal scholar Steven Penney agrees, noting that this practice, called peremptory challenge, "invites bias on the basis of race, but also gender and other factors". We have to give Indigenous people reason to believe that they are safe from non-Indigenous people with guns who now may think it is OK to shoot an Indigenous person.
  • Germany Proposes Free Public Transport to lower Urban Emissions

    Germany Proposes Free Public Transport to lower Urban Emissions

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    Germany, the auto nation, has taken seriously the high nitrogen oxide pollution levels in at least 20 major cities. The radical ticketless travel proposal is among a raft of ideas to cut air pollution that are being looked at by the German government as it seeks to meet upcoming European Union legal deadlines on nitrogen dioxide limits, the letter seen by AFP suggests .
  • Will Congress have an immigration breakthrough or breakdown?

    Will Congress have an immigration breakthrough or breakdown?

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    Senators voted 97-1 on ending debate over whether or not to take up the House-passed bill being used as a vehicle for the Senate's debate. Not really. Democrats have hoped that, if the Senate could pass a bill with 60 votes, Trump might signal some openness to the proposal and Ryan would feel the pressure to at least give the bill a vote.
  • Funding fears may drive charities to hide sex abuse after Oxfam scandal

    Funding fears may drive charities to hide sex abuse after Oxfam scandal

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    The charity's staff have been accused of paying for sex from vulnerable people in third world countries . The apology has been extended to donors, supporters and the people of Haiti. Meanwhile, UK government is threatening Oxfam to cut its funds, reports the Guardian. Oxfam International is a confederation of 20 organisations.
  • Kuwait says $30 billion pledged to rebuild Iraq

    Kuwait says $30 billion pledged to rebuild Iraq

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    Tuesday's announcement comes as a donor conference in Kuwait was told that Iraq would need at least $88 billion USA in coming years to rebuild after three years of war with the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He made the announcement at the International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) meeting at the level of foreign ministers, which kicked off on Tuesday.
  • Mystery Surrounds Missing Toronto Firefighter Found In Sacramento

    Mystery Surrounds Missing Toronto Firefighter Found In Sacramento

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    The circumstances regarding this case are under investigation and police said further details will be released at a later time. Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said in an interview with Toronto's City News that Filippidis was "outgoing, positive, larger than life" and "a pleasure to be around".
  • Officials cite signs of more Russian meddling

    Officials cite signs of more Russian meddling

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    Space . Russia and China will launch more reconnaissance, communications and navigational satellites, Coats predicted, and their "counterspace weapons will mature over the next few years as each country pursues anti-satellite weapons". The accord has "enhanced the transparency of Iran's nuclear activities". "The provocative nature and the instability Kim has demonstrated is potentially a significant threat to the United States".
  • 3 people reportedly injured in shooting near NSA headquarters

    3 people reportedly injured in shooting near NSA headquarters

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    A black SUV dotted with bullet holes is stopped by barriers, airbags appear to be deployed and the tailgate is open with objects falling out. The agency said the incident took place at a vehicle gate. The NBC News report said that a man in handcuffs could be seen sitting on the ground not far from the SUV. "The NSA Police force is now investigating".
  • The Porter scandal is not going away. Here's why

    The Porter scandal is not going away. Here's why

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    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may be under fire after he allegedly did not tell President Trump about the abuse allegations against White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter . White House officials continued to defend Porter as late as last week , even after his ex-wives' accusations were made public by the Daily Mail and the Intercept .
  • Woman climbs into X-ray machine to keep eye on handbag

    Woman climbs into X-ray machine to keep eye on handbag

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    Fine by her, but she followed, crawling into the machine with her handbag. In the video, she rides the machine's conveyor belt and appears on the other side to the surprise of several other passengers waiting to collect their possessions at the station in the southern city of Dongguan.
  • Trump's lawyer 'paid $130K to porn star linked to President'

    Trump's lawyer 'paid $130K to porn star linked to President'

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    He told the newspaper: "Neither the Trump Organisation nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms Clifford , and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly". "The allegations in the complaint are factually unsupported and without legal merit, and my counsel has submitted a response". Cohen is pitching the book as both a rebuttal to Michael Wolff's White House tell-all Fire and Fury and a more expansive Trump explainer than we've recently ...
  • Trump's Budget Slashes Entitlements, Favors Military Instead

    Trump's Budget Slashes Entitlements, Favors Military Instead

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    But Mulvaney, a deficit hawk during three terms as a tea party congressman from SC, said his job now is to represent Trump , who promises to avoid cuts to retirement benefits like Social Security. When he began his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to "save Medicare , Medicaid and Social Security without cuts". One local congressman says it will work and he's hoping the President's plan is approved by congress .
  • Bill and Melinda Gates take on tough questions about their giving

    Bill and Melinda Gates take on tough questions about their giving

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    They also attributed their optimism to "learning from scientists who are inventing cutting-edge tools to cure disease", speaking with government leaders around the world who "are being creative about prioritizing the health and well-being of people" and meeting people "who are imagining new ways to transform their communities".
  • Could Germany act as mediator between Israel and Iran?

    Could Germany act as mediator between Israel and Iran?

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    Israel, Iran and Syria clashed on Saturday. It seems that just hours before the jet, an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace and was shut down . Israel accused Iranian forces in Syria - which are backing the government of Bashar al-Assad - of flying a drone into their territory early on Saturday.
  • Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

    Martin Schulz resigns as German SPD chief

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    The change is a hope by the party's leadership committee to contain the bitter infighting which has continued despite Schulz's resignation from the role as SPD leader, as well as his more recent surrender of the prospective post as foreign minister in a new "grand coalition", referring the coalition between SPD and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives Union.
  • UK: Assange Awaits Magistrates Court Ruling on Warrant

    UK: Assange Awaits Magistrates Court Ruling on Warrant

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    Last week, District Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected an initial bid to have the warrant withdrawn, saying it remains valid because he skipped bail in June 2012. She said: "I find arrest is a proportionate response even though Mr Assange has restricted his own freedom for a number of years". However, Judge Emma Arbuthnot who presided over the case said Assange should have the courage to face the consequences of breaking the law.
  • Permanent defeat of Islamic State yet to be achieved: Tillerson

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    The White house has also been affected by same accusations recently against two aides of the administration who left after domestic violence allegations appeared in the media against them. 12, 2018. In response to an Arab journalist's question about U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, Tillerson insisted that the U.S.
  • Chicago police commander killed assisting on call

    Chicago police commander killed assisting on call

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    Cmdr. Paul Bauer, 53, went after a suspect who had an altercation with other officers and escaped, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. Police said he has a record of numerous arrests and convictions, including drug, gun and armed robbery charges.
  • One dead after 'serious' crash on runway at Heathrow Airport

    One dead after 'serious' crash on runway at Heathrow Airport

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    A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed the Serious Collision Investigation Unit Health and the Safety Executive has been called in to investigate the incident. The incident took place this morning near Terminal 5, and left a plane stranded on the runway unable to take off. It says the airfield remains open and staff are working to keep disruption to a minimum.
  • Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons

    Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons

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    On January 22: A suspected chlorine attack in Douma, led to at least 21 cases of respiratory problems, including children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. On Wednesday last week, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said "all indications" suggest that Assad's forces were using chlorine weapons in the civil war against rebel forces, but being cautious said "we haven't completely documented this".
  • Read: The White House's Plans for SNAP Food Stamp Program

    Read: The White House's Plans for SNAP Food Stamp Program

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    No fresh products would be included, according to NPR . The remainder would still be provided through the current Electronic Benefit Transfer card. And then there is the simple fact that junk food is one indulgence low-income parents can offer. "This is people's lives, this is their families".
  • Suspects in Rural Livermore Homicide Identified, Victim From Tracy

    Suspects in Rural Livermore Homicide Identified, Victim From Tracy

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    Hours later, authorities arrested Daniel Gross , 19, and Melissa Leonardo , 25, in Modesto , California , about 50 miles away from where Cuesta was found. "Initially they thought the woman may have had a severed arm", Sgt. Kelly said. "The two suspects are in a relationship and live together but we are still gathering information as to why this happened".
  • Led Coalition Strike Syrian Government Forces

    Led Coalition Strike Syrian Government Forces

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    Veale, a spokesman for the USA military, said in a statement. The tank was not firing on the SDF and the coalition, Dillon said, explaining that other elements in the formation were firing. A St Petersburg company known as PWC Vagner has been one of the most prominent. Data on the numbers of dead Russian soldiers varies. Bloomberg reported Russia's military as saying that it had nothing to do with the attack.