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The Supreme Court collegium has recommended senior woman advocate Indu Malhotra for elevation as a judge to the top court along with Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Democracy would not survive in India unless the court's regulations were followed, they added. There is more, however, to Justice Chelameswar than the law.
  • IRS to face massive strain under GOP tax law

    IRS to face massive strain under GOP tax law

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    The guidelines are necessary for businesses to calculate how much to withhold in taxes from employees' paychecks beginning as soon as next month. Employers are likely to start changing the tax withholdings by mid-February, which means workers will see the change in their paychecks within weeks.
  • Kelly Smacks Down Idea That Trump's Tweets Make Life More 'Difficult'

    Kelly Smacks Down Idea That Trump's Tweets Make Life More 'Difficult'

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    Enjoy the delightfully honest "briefing" that we'll never get to see from the real Sarah Huckabee Sanders below. The memo, obtained by ABC News and "verified by a senior White House official", is an update to the long-anticipated West Wing personal cell phone ban scheduled to go into effect January 16.
  • Trump 'calls countries s***holes' in immigration meeting

    Trump 'calls countries s***holes' in immigration meeting

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    Trump made the remark during a meeting with lawmakers amid suggestions that the USA restore temporary protected status for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. "President Trump called on Congress to solve the DACA challenge", Senators Durbin, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake , Michael Bennett, Cory Gardner, and Robert Menendez said in a joint statement .
  • Kim Jong-un loves tell-all Donald Trump book

    Kim Jong-un loves tell-all Donald Trump book

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    Pyongyang's chief negotiator, however said there was no need to discuss the North Korean nuclear program because all its weapons "are only aimed at the United States, not our brethren, nor China and Russian Federation". One U.S. official said one option would be to bomb a North Korean missile or nuclear facility based on a "high confidence" intelligence assessment that North Korea planned another test.
  • Watch Dutch Reporters Brutalize Trump Ambassador Over False Claims About Muslims

    Watch Dutch Reporters Brutalize Trump Ambassador Over False Claims About Muslims

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    But then another reporter chimed in to chide Hoekstra for refusing to answer: "This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions". White House correspondents who routinely allow the president of the United States to repeat false claims unchallenged should study the footage of how their Dutch counterparts greeted Donald Trump's new ambassador to the Netherlands on Wednesday.
  • Senate Dems Outline Russia's Worldwide Political Interference In New Report

    Senate Dems Outline Russia's Worldwide Political Interference In New Report

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    Washington's paranoid fears of alleged Moscow's interference in the USA elections harm not only bilateral relations, but also the US itself, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. The report accuses Putin of leading two decades worth of election meddling across the globe. . The report was compiled and published independently of the Republican majority on the committee, now chaired by Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee).
  • Myanmar admits killing 10 Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave

    Myanmar admits killing 10 Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave

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    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled Myanmar since August, when the army launched a bloody crackdown in response to attacks on border posts by the armed group, Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. Angry ethnic Rakhine Buddhist villagers, who had lost relatives in militant attacks, wanted to kill the captives, and stabbed them after forcing them into a grave on the outskirts of the village.
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is intelligent but not level headed

    Quinnipiac Poll: Trump is intelligent but not level headed

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    The Quinnipiac poll also asked voters, in an open-ended question, to describe Trump's first year in office in one word. While most USA voters in the poll (53%) thought Trump was intelligent, 69% thought he was not level-headed and 57% said he was not fit to serve as president.
  • Trump White House clears path for Medicaid work requirement

    Trump White House clears path for Medicaid work requirement

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    On January 11, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it would allow states to apply for permission to require Medicaid beneficiaries to work or pursue other "community engagement" activities such as volunteering, education and caregiving.
  • Attack in Northern West Bank leaves Israeli seriously wounded

    Attack in Northern West Bank leaves Israeli seriously wounded

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    More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem - land the Palestinians claim for a future state. The White House said on Monday US Vice President Mike Pence will visit the region from January 20 to 23, embarking on a tour originally planned for December after Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton'

    Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton'

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    CNN , for its part, wasn't having it. In another answer at the bilateral conference, the President repeated a variant of "no collusion" in reference to his campaign's relationship with the Russians during the 2016 election eight times in less than two minutes.
  • Five Mexican States Get Red Alert 'Do Not Travel' Warning

    Five Mexican States Get Red Alert 'Do Not Travel' Warning

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    Countries labeled "do not travel" present a high likelihood of of life-threatening risks for travelers, and US government officials stationed in those places have "very limited ability" to assist Americans in distress, according to the State Department.
  • Now-Senate candidate Joe Arpaio still believes Obama's birth certificate is fake

    Now-Senate candidate Joe Arpaio still believes Obama's birth certificate is fake

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    Joe Arpaio , the controversial former Arizona sheriff who recently announced his intention to run for the US Senate, offered up an unusually aggressive solution for the fate of the young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers". A month later, Trump pardoned him. After Trump entered the presidential race in July 2015, Arpaio invited him to Phoenix to talk about a crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • Grassley: Hope Trump doesn't call me about Russian Federation probe

    Grassley: Hope Trump doesn't call me about Russian Federation probe

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    He noted that former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosMueller team questions how much Trump knew on Russia contacts: report Papadopoulos lied to Federal Bureau of Investigation out of loyalty to Trump: report White House was not aware Clovis testified before grand jury: report MORE have both pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about their contacts with Russians .
  • Women of Democratic Party to wear all black to Trump's SOTU address

    Women of Democratic Party to wear all black to Trump's SOTU address

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    Members of the group wore white to Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress last February to commemorate female suffrage and rebuke Trump's treatment of women. Last month, almost 60 female Democratic lawmakers demanded that Congress investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump. It is unclear how many women will join the silent protest, which is likely to draw attention to the numerous accusations of sexual misconduct that have been levied against Mr Trump himself.
  • Russia, Iran say to adhere to nuclear deal

    Russia, Iran say to adhere to nuclear deal

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    The U.S. State Department said Tuesday the Trump administration was expected to decide on Friday. "And there have been ongoing discussions regarding this", Reuters cited Goldstein as saying. Gabriel met with his French, British and Iranian counterparts as the United States decision loomed on whether to back out of the landmark pact, which placed limits on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for the relaxing of punishing sanctions.
  • Donald Trump says he would 'beat Oprah' in presidency battle

    Donald Trump says he would 'beat Oprah' in presidency battle

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    As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions. An all-male jury refused to indict her attackers and she died 10 days ago, shortly before her 98th birthday, never receiving justice. The prospect of a Winfrey candidacy was met with enthusiasm among a number of Democrats, who see her as an inspirational response to the Trump presidency.
  • United States urges citizens to 'reconsider travel' to Pakistan

    United States urges citizens to 'reconsider travel' to Pakistan

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    In the past, there have been large-scale terrorist attacks resulting in hundreds of casualties. While the new assessment was not just for Pakistan , the US State Department in its advisory put Pakistan in the third category while many of its regions like Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) were put under the most risky fourth category.
  • Armed thieves raid luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris, make off with goods

    Armed thieves raid luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris, make off with goods

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    French television station BFM said that the robbers took jewellery worth 4.7 million euros (US$5.6 million, HK$44 million) from the hotel during the raid. It remains unclear if any of the jewelry has been recovered. "As they tried to get away, police officers arrived, and three of the robbers were pulled to the ground and then arrested".
  • Canada braces for possible USA exit from NAFTA trade pact

    Canada braces for possible USA exit from NAFTA trade pact

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    Despite those preparations for a possible pullout, Canada will stay at the negotiation table even if Trump makes that call, those sources said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. The confusion over Canadian expectations come ahead of the next round of negotiations, scheduled to be held in Montreal Jan. 23-28. The U.S. dollar was up 0.9% against the Canadian dollar to 1.2593, on track for its biggest daily gain since October.
  • Obama Foundation Officials Release Revised Design Plans

    Obama Foundation Officials Release Revised Design Plans

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    Over 150 University professors have signed an open letter raising concerns about the Obama Foundation's plans for the Obama Center. "At a time of increasing complexity and pressure in urban life, Chicago should be dedicated to preserving our public parks as open areas for relaxation and play for all its citizens", the letter states, criticizing the slated intrusion into the Midway Plaisance and Jackson parks.
  • NJ doctor charged with having wife killed to protect drug ring

    NJ doctor charged with having wife killed to protect drug ring

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    James Kauffman faces murder and other charges in the shooting death of April Kauffman. Along with the murder charge, he is also facing trial for first-degree racketeering and first-degree leader of racketeering. Investigators say Kauffman continued to run his drug operation even after his wife was killed. Prosecutors said the racketeering operation involved Kauffman giving free pain medication prescriptions to people sent by Augello, who would receive about $1,000 per prescription and a ...
  • Almost half say Trump will be cleared in Russian Federation probe

    Almost half say Trump will be cleared in Russian Federation probe

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    The investigation also reportedly involves a probe into whether the President obstructed justice when he allegedly asked ex-FBI director James Comey to drop an inquiry into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Mueller for months has led a team of prosecutors and agents investigating whether Russian Federation and Trump's Republican campaign coordinated to sway the 2016 election, and whether Trump has worked to obstruct an FBI investigation into his aides, including by firing the FBI ...
  • Family of 'Dolly' Amy Jayne Everett to start trust for 'beautiful' daughter

    Family of 'Dolly' Amy Jayne Everett to start trust for 'beautiful' daughter

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    He did not reveal details of the bullying but appealed to those responsible to attend a memorial service for her in their home town of Katherine in outback central Australia. He wrote that his daughter "had the strength to do what she thought she had to do to escape the evil in this world". Iconic hat company Akubra posted its own message of support along with a photograph taken of Dolly eight years ago in its annual Christmas campaign.The company wrote: "To think that anyone could ...
  • Body found in Borrego Park identified as missing college student

    Body found in Borrego Park identified as missing college student

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    Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student, was last seen around 11 p.m. January 2 and was reported missing January 3. Authorities looked for Bernstein for several days, with assistance from drone pilots. His mother, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein, in an interview published Monday in the Los Angeles Times sent a message pleading with him to come home. The lawyer said that the 19-year-old's location tracking system stopped working and that the phone was turned off at ...
  • Stunning Report: Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner Call off Divorce

    Stunning Report: Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner Call off Divorce

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    The judge confirmed from the bench that the case had been discontinued. The disgraced pol is serving almost two years of hard time in a MA federal lockup. Both Huma and Weiner signed the docs. Two years later, in the midst of Weiner's second run for New York City mayor, screenshots of an explicit conversation between Weiner and a 22-year-old woman surfaced on a gossip website .
  • Ockhi fund spent for Kerala CM's travel for party meetings

    Ockhi fund spent for Kerala CM's travel for party meetings

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    He also flayed the statement of BJP that the Centre should monitor the utilisation of Ockhi relief fund. "He (Vijayan) is doing what Modi and of late Trump have been doing, treating the media with absolute disdain", said Thomas. Church officials said the controversy was a pointer to the possibilities of Ockhi relief fund getting diverted instead of reaching the deserving persons.
  • Class X, XII CBSE exams to start on March 5

    Class X, XII CBSE exams to start on March 5

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    Students have been anxious about the date sheet, as the date sheet was expected to come in the first week of January, but no need to worry for holi instead. Step1- press the link, 'CBSE Date Sheet Class 10 or 12th. Candidates can go through the marking scheme and sample papers released by the Board. Last year, the date sheet for both the classes were released on 9 January and in 2016, it was released on 4 January, according to Financial Express .
  • Ethiopia bans foreigners adopting children

    Ethiopia bans foreigners adopting children

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    Former American Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just some of the many celebrities who have adopted children from the Horn of Africa country. Hana Williams, 13, was found dead in the backyard of their home in Washington state in 2011. Human rights campaigners have long argued that the adoption system in Ethiopia could easily be infiltrated and manipulated by child traffickers.
  • Manali woman Aanchal Thakur secures India's first global medal in skiing

    Manali woman Aanchal Thakur secures India's first global medal in skiing

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    She said sharing this victory over Twitter , "Finally something unexpected happened". It is my first worldwide medal. Winter sports do not get much recognition in India , given that much of the country does not see snowfall. Thakur trained for months and her hard work finally bore fruit in a very delightful manner. A 21-year-old woman has become the first Indian to win a medal at an worldwide skiing event, prompting celebration on social media.
  • North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

    North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

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    Three federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship favoring Republican candidates. "Nor could they. Neither the Supreme Court nor any lower court has recognized any such interest furthered by partisan gerrymandering", U.S. Circuit Judge James Wynn wrote in the majority opinion.
  • Parineeti Chopra to star opposite Akshay Kumar in 'Kesari'

    Parineeti Chopra to star opposite Akshay Kumar in 'Kesari'

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    Parineeti Chopra has been finalised as the actress of the film, Kesari and it is official now. "Need your best wishes as always." . Karan Johar , who produces the movie, shared the news about Parineeti being a part of the project. The film brings back the Ishqzaade jodi of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti. According to reports , the makers have signed Lawrence Woodward, the stunt coordinator behind Hollywood blockbusters like Mad Max: Fury Road and Moulin Rouge , to choreograph the action ...
  • Whatever J&K should get, it will get from India: Mehbooba Mufti

    Whatever J&K should get, it will get from India: Mehbooba Mufti

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    Mufti said that Jammu and Kashmir had signed its future (with India) and the only thing now possible was that the state becomes a bridge of peace between India and Pakistan. "They declined it", the NC leader said. "They (parliamentarians) were not weak". Vohra had said that the "state faces many problems, some of our own doing and some of others' contributions" adding that the Jammu and Kashmir government must improve its performance.
  • Israel Attacks in Syria

    Israel Attacks in Syria

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    Although the Israeli air force chief last August disclosed that his corps had struck in Syria around 100 times, Israel's policy is generally not to confirm or deny such operations. The Syrian army statement described the attack as "flagrant Israeli aggression" and renewed its warnings on the repercussions of such attacks, holding Israel "fully responsibility for its consequences".