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U2 have announced details of their North American and European tour. This morning Live Nation and MCD Productions also confirmed that "special home shows" are being planned for Dublin and Belfast . The Band last played the city in November 2015 for their Innocence and Experience tour, their first appearance in two decades. European tour tickets go on general sale on Friday January 26, and will be limited to four per person.
  • Haitians In Florida Protest Trump's 'Shithole' Comments, Demand Apology

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    Mr Trump announced previous year that he will end the Obama-era DACA program unless legislators come up with a solution by March. And more than half - 54% - said it was appropriate for the media to repeat Trump's language. Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who'd fled to the US after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity ...
  • Snow Accumulation on the way for Tuesday - Temperatures stay Cold!

    Snow Accumulation on the way for Tuesday - Temperatures stay Cold!

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    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of the northern part of South Central Texas, including Round Rock, from midnight Monday night, January 15, through late Tuesday afternoon. The snow forecast prompted the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook. There will be a south southwest wind of 3 to 8 miles per hour.
  • Mormon Church Appoints 93-Year-Old Ex-Surgeon As President

    Mormon Church Appoints 93-Year-Old Ex-Surgeon As President

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    Founded in 1830 by American pioneer Joseph Smith, the Mormon church considers itself a Christian body, but bases its doctrines on the Book of Mormon, a text purporting to contain a fuller version of the words of Jesus Christ than that recorded in the Bible.
  • Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

    Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

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    The New York Times reported Tuesday that some intelligence officials believe Lee to be responsible for helping the Chinese government identify CIA informants in that country. According to court documents, Lee, a Hong Kong resident, served in the Central Intelligence Agency from 1994 to 2007 as a case officer. NBC reported Tuesday night Lee was responsible for leaking information that led to the deaths or imprisonment of about 20 USA agents.
  • Utahns commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day

    Utahns commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day

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    Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided the details of what he did or did not say. Monday's celebration of King had significant political overtones. "I was surprised, and my son said, 'I think that's disrespectful, ' and I said, 'I do, too.' But that's what we fight in Missouri a lot", Harrisonville resident Carolyn Flanery said.
  • Pope Francis arrives in Chile

    Pope Francis arrives in Chile

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    The only thing I could think of adding were the words "the fruit of war", Francis said, referring to a caption put on the back of the image. General view taken during the open-air mass officiated by Pope Francis at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile , Jan.
  • 'Shithole' epithet turned immigration debate into new Trump drama

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    The remarks leaked out, transforming a debate about saving from deportation some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children into another drama about Trump himself. "Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked reporters. The White House has not denied that Mr Trump said "shithole" though Mr Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting.
  • Iran Accuses US of Fanning Syria Flames With New Security Force Plan

    Iran Accuses US of Fanning Syria Flames With New Security Force Plan

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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held separate talks on Tuesday with Syrian, Iraqi, Qatari, Senegalese and Algerian parliament speakers on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) in Tehran. Russian Federation has also criticized the nascent US force and warned that it could fuel tensions around Afrin. Mustafa Sejari, a senior representative of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) said that the group's envoys who visited Washington explained to United States officials ...
  • Battlefield 1 Free Map Available Today,

    Battlefield 1 Free Map Available Today, "The Road Ahead" Detailed by DICE

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    Battlefield 1 is gearing up to release its next major DLC expansion, and will allow everyone to try it out first, regardless of Battlefield 1 Premium Pass ownership. This content includes the final two maps, Zeebrugge and Heligoland Bight, the British Royal Marines faction, and the new C-Class Airship. This means you'll be able to play the map as much as you want, even after the trial period for the other content has ended.
  • Wall Street Journal hits back at Trump's accusation of deliberate misquoting

    Wall Street Journal hits back at Trump's accusation of deliberate misquoting

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    I have relationships with people, I think you people are surprised. The Journal would follow that up by releasing their own audio clip from the interview that included additional context and a transcription. "I believe that they can be stopped from doing this in terms of economic sanctions, and the tragedy of all this of course is that it's the North Korean people themselves who are suffering the most from this matter".
  • Haitian-Americans in South Florida outraged by president's alleged remark

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    Trump tweeted Friday that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians" and praised his relationship with people from the country. President Trump on Sunday emphatically denied saying Haiti and other African countries were "s--hole countries", adding that he is the "least racist person" reporters "have ever interviewed".
  • Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

    Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vowing to "drown" a 30,000-strong border Syrian Kurdish border security force that the United States is setting up. The Kurdish official in charge of defending the area, Bahjat Abdo, said the bombardment showed "the bankruptcy of Turkish policies in the face of resistance by the people of Afrin".
  • Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

    Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

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    Of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic waste used by UK consumers in 2015 only a third was recycled, according to The Guardian , which cited figures compiled by Co-op from the Recoup UK Household Plastics Collection survey. Greenpeace echoed Walker's call for other retailers and food producers to do likewise. "The tidal wave of plastic pollution will only start to recede when they turn off the tap".
  • Haitian-Americans protest Donald Trump's 'racism' at Times Square

    Haitian-Americans protest Donald Trump's 'racism' at Times Square

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    I'm not a racist . I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you". Deals can't get made when there is no trust! Some Democrats have threatened to vote against legislation to extend government funding, which expires on Friday, unless protections for the Dreamers are included.
  • Trump meets with GOP Haitian-American congresswoman amid fallout from obscene remarks

    Trump meets with GOP Haitian-American congresswoman amid fallout from obscene remarks

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    The president addressed the issue as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with the House majority leader Kevin McCarthy of California. On Friday Mr Trump denied the "racist" remarks, tweeting that the language he used "was tough, but this was not the language used", as he called for a "merit-based system of immigration and people who take our country to the next level".
  • White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'

    White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'

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    Jackson describes Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me". Jackson performed the yearly physical Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. Mr Trump responded by saying Wolff's book was "full of lies", while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson dismissed suggestions the president's mental health was failing.
  • DACA in limbo as Trump and lawmakers point fingers

    DACA in limbo as Trump and lawmakers point fingers

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    On DACA, the President has made it clear in recent days that a bipartisan agreement among six Senators did not meet his requirements for a deal on immigration matters, as he labeled that a "big step backwards". Rep. Mia Love, a Republican from Utah who is of Haitian descent and faces a strong Democratic challenge this year, criticized Trump. You can read the whole insider report on the meeting here .
  • You Better Fly A Drone Sober In New Jersey

    You Better Fly A Drone Sober In New Jersey

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    Murphy, 60, a former US ambassador to Germany and Goldman Sachs senior director, pledged to help foster a "stronger and fairer" New Jersey that creates higher-wage jobs, increases public-school funding, provides free access to community college, helps small businesses and ensures the wealthiest pay "their fair share" in taxes.
  • Trump says program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

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    Reports later emerged in USA media that Trump had asked during the meeting: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Despite criticism, a federal program that awards USA permanent residency to foreigners through a lottery has been around for more than 20 years.
  • Haitian protesters march across bridge leading to Mar-a-Lago

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    The increase in health violations may have to do with the fact Trump no longer runs Mar-A-Lago in the same capacity he did before becoming president. Despite membership fees that cost an eye watering $200,000, the club's smoke detectors were missing flashing lights to alert the hearing impaired during an inspection in November 8, according to state records cited in the Miami Herald .
  • Trade situation 'not sustainable,' Trump tells Xi over phone

    Trade situation 'not sustainable,' Trump tells Xi over phone

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    Trump added that the "situation is not sustainable". Tensions have escalated between Beijing and Washington in recent months, with China last Friday reporting a record US$ 275.8 billion trade surplus with the United States, contrary to Trump's goal to narrow the USA trade deficit with China, Hong Kong- based South China Morning Post reported .
  • 'I'm the least racist person you've ever interviewed'

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    I'm hoping that the president will work with me to actually get things done. Two Trump allies who attended the meeting, Sens. "In regards to Senator Durbin's accusation, we do not recall the resident saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest", the joint statement read.
  • AU ambassadors demand apology from Trump over 'shit hole' remarks on Africa

    AU ambassadors demand apology from Trump over 'shit hole' remarks on Africa

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    Ivana Trump, who has three children with the President - Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric - said his use of Twitter was "actually not bad" as the media "change everything you say". Akufo-Addo's comments follow a strongly worded African Union statement on Friday and a demand from African ambassadors at the United Nations for a retraction and an apology.
  • FG Summons US Ambassador Over Trump's Controversial Comment

    FG Summons US Ambassador Over Trump's Controversial Comment

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    Mr. Trump is widely reported to have described African countries as "shithole" countries in an immigration meeting with US senators last week . Trump also questioned why the United States should admit more Haitians . He said Durbin and Republican Sen. Sen. Graham reportedly told his fellow South Carolina Senator Tim Scott minutes after Trump's comments were published by Washington Post that the accounts in the media were accurate.
  • CARICOM condemns derogatory remarks made by US President Donald Trump

    CARICOM condemns derogatory remarks made by US President Donald Trump

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    Jerry Falwell Jnr, President of the evangelical Liberty University and one of Trump's most dogged supporters, was among a handful to openly defend him. Embassy in Pretoria about Trump's remarks. That I can tell you, ' he told reporters. "Even more troubling was the fact that his slur was coupled with a desire for more immigration from overwhelmingly White countries like Norway", said Morial.
  • Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt on the 'special relationship'

    Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt on the 'special relationship'

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    Appearing on ITV's Peston on Sunday, Corbyn also rejected calls to join a cross-party bid to lobby the Government to ensure the United Kingdom remains in the single market post-Brexit. And after that it means staying as close as possible to the single market with no deregulation of rights and protections or standards. "If our tests are not met by the Government then we will vote against the Bill".
  • UAE to File Complaint to UN over Qatar's Interception of Jets

    UAE to File Complaint to UN over Qatar's Interception of Jets

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    Four UAE-based airlines - Emirates , Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia - operate flights to Bahrain. The claim , published by UAE state-run news agency WAM , follows two complaints by Qatar to the United Nations about Emirati military aircraft allegedly violating its global airspace.
  • Trump administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to the Supreme Court

    Trump administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to the Supreme Court

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    It defies both law and common sense for DACA-an entirely discretionary non-enforcement policy that was implemented unilaterally by the last administration after Congress rejected similar legislative proposals and courts invalidated the similar DAPA policy-to somehow be mandated nationwide by a single district court in San Francisco.
  • LIST: Schools closed due to Wednesday's winter weather

    LIST: Schools closed due to Wednesday's winter weather

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    As many from across the San Antonio and surrounding areas overcome the winter storm that caused dozens of schools to close on Tuesday, districts are already beginning to announce the decision for Wednesday's school day. Sci High dismissing at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, no after school activities. Rankin County offices will delay opening until 10 a.m. on January 16. Pelican Park said it would close at 4:30 p.m.
  • Trump defends himself from 'shithole' countries remark's backlash

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    It thus only took a few racist words from his mouth to send the debates into shambles and leave little hope for continuing the talks. "That I can tell you". Botswana's Foreign Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi described Trump's comment as "an insult" and "racist". "It make me cry", Lewis said in a Sunday interview with ABC's This Week.
  • Nine dead as Colombian bridge collapses

    Nine dead as Colombian bridge collapses

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    The incident occurred while the laborers were working on the bridge's drainage system. As the search continues, the Colombian highway control authority INVIAS has issued a statement declaring the total closure of the road between Bogota and Villavicencio from Naranjal to Buenavista.
  • Gov. Cuomo heads into 2018 reelection campaign with rock solid approval ratings

    Gov. Cuomo heads into 2018 reelection campaign with rock solid approval ratings

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    The Dream Act, which would provide state tuition assistance to undocumented immigrants, enjoys the support of 60% of voters and 59% support legislation that would strengthen New York's abortion laws. Cuomo sits atop the lineup of NY pols in terms of favorability rating, according to the Siena poll. ALBANY, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is preparing to release his proposed state budget, the massive spending blueprint that lays out the state's spending on schools, roads, environmental ...
  • White House: Trump Can't Be Racist Because He Was on Television

    White House: Trump Can't Be Racist Because He Was on Television

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    She responded by suggesting that Trump could not be racist because his critics and others have embraced him in the past. "They need to get onboard and start actually doing what they were elected to do", Sanders said . Michael Gerson, the conservative columnist, wrote in The Washington Post on Tuesday that Trump "makes offhand racist comments, he promotes racial stereotypes, and he incites racism as a political strategy".
  • House Renews FISA Spy Law After Conflicting Trump Tweets

    House Renews FISA Spy Law After Conflicting Trump Tweets

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    As the tweet buzzed in notifications from Capitol Hill to the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, Trump's advisers hurried to draft a follow-up that might help preserve the administration's position in support of the act's reauthorization.
  • Storm could dump several inches of snow in parts of Arkansas

    Storm could dump several inches of snow in parts of Arkansas

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    Snow estimates for coastal areas of the state remained uncertain. The temperature at Kansas City International Airport fell to 5 degrees below zero at 6 a.m. A winter weather advisory will officially start at noon and continue through Wednesday morning . The area affected will be M-59 to I-96 and I-696 and expand into the I-94 corridor, the White Lake office states.
  • Average gas prices remain unchanged in Las Vegas

    Average gas prices remain unchanged in Las Vegas

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    That compared to the national average which increased 3.5 cents per gall in the past week to $2.52 per gallon. AAA Northeast says its weekly survey on Monday found that the price of gas in the state had fallen an average of two cents per gallon from last week.
  • Sen. Durbin Unbending: 'I Stand by Every Word I Said'

    Sen. Durbin Unbending: 'I Stand by Every Word I Said'

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    My favorite example from the book is when he called several people and told them he had figured out how to kill the Russian Federation investigation - he would call it a "witch hunt". President Trump has denied making the remarks. "Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" Made up by Dems. Ask anyone whos dealt with both.
  • Freedom House: Georgia Remains 'Partly Free'

    Freedom House: Georgia Remains 'Partly Free'

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    In fact, 2017 was the 12th consecutive year of the trend. Freedom in the World is an annual global report on political rights and civil liberties, composed of numerical ratings and descriptive texts for each country and a select group of territories.
  • Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal

    Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal

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    When Pope Francis visits a country he is usually greeted by huge crowds praising his name. Pope Francis arrives on his pope-mobile to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago , Chile, Tuesday, Jan. The majority of Chileans continue to declare themselves Roman Catholics, but the church has lost the influence and moral authority it once enjoyed thanks to the scandals, secularization and an out-of-touch clerical caste.