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That meeting effectively ended those bipartisan talks and a second group of negotiators has stepped in to attempt to craft a new deal. The current continuing resolution funding the government is set to expire at midnight on January 19. "It should not come to that". Trump said he was willing to make a deal to help the Dreamers, but he insisted that funding for border security, including his long-promised wall along the USA border with Mexico, be included in any legislative package.
  • Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite For Untitled Christmas Comedy

    Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Reunite For Untitled Christmas Comedy

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    Chastain and Spencer previously appeared together in The Help , which netted Chastain an Oscar nomination and Spencer an Oscar win. Carmichael, Celine Rattray , and Trudie Styler are also on board the project as producers. Peter Chiarelli will write into the full script. The pair remain on the awards circuit this year as well, having both been nominated for Golden Globes (Chastain for Molly's Game and Spencer for The Shape of Water ).
  • Toronto police make arrest in Church and Wellesley disappearances

    Toronto police make arrest in Church and Wellesley disappearances

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    Police said they arrested Bruce McArthur, 66, of Toronto, on Thursday morning and will search five properties connected with him in Toronto and Madoc, Ont. He said police aren't releasing a photo of the accused "in order to protect the integrity of any witness statements or other information that may come forward".
  • Pa. removes medical pot registry from police computers

    Pa. removes medical pot registry from police computers

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    Since President Donald Trump's administration rescinded the Cole Memo on January 4, legal marijuana industries in states like Colorado have been thrown into uncertainty. "Such racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests exist in all regions of the country , in counties large and small, urban and rural, wealthy and poor, and with large and small Black populations".
  • Weather warning issues ahead of snow, ice and gales

    Weather warning issues ahead of snow, ice and gales

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    Luke Miall, a Met Office forecaster, said: 'The forecast for today is it's likely to become a bit more wintry so we could be seeing snow for many areas, with northern and western areas seeing frequent showers. Most of Northern Ireland and Scotland were covered in snow and ice, with authorities in the Scottish Borders announcing all schools are shut today.
  • Turkey says its 'mistrust' of Washington over Syria continues

    Turkey says its 'mistrust' of Washington over Syria continues

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    The area is controlled by Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units, or YPG, who are allied to the United States but did not directly participate in the fight against the Islamic State . It is the US-led coalition's chief ally in the campaign against IS militants in Syria. "Turkey's security concerns are legitimate", it said. Turkey's National Security Council said earlier on Wednesday Turkey would not allow the formation of a "terrorist army" along its borders.
  • (TRNO) Shares Bought by Spirit of America Management Corp NY

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    Investors keeping an eye on shares of High Liner Foods Incorporated (TSX:HLF) may be examining the company's FCF or Free Cash Flow as well. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Verisk Analytics, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, January 16. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, September 18 report.
  • Lebanon bans Spielberg's new movie over director's link to Israel

    Lebanon bans Spielberg's new movie over director's link to Israel

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    But the government is citing a list of persons or entities that it is boycotting because of links to Israel. The recommendation still needs to be signed by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to enter into effect but that is considered a formality that's unlikely to stop the ban.
  • Wolf on the loose after escaping from Berkshire sanctuary

    Wolf on the loose after escaping from Berkshire sanctuary

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    The wolf escaped from the sanctuary in Picklepythe Lane, Beenham. Tsa Palmer, founder and director of the sancturary said: "We're still investigating but there has been no breach of the fence". Thames Valley Police said 'Officers are now in Beenham. Teresa Palmer, 62, who founded the sanctuary, helped to encourage the 12-year-old animal, called Torak, into a caged trailer before he was taken back to his home.
  • African ambassadors to United Nations call Trump's remark "outrageous, racist"

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    Trump reportedly called those places "sh-ole countries" whose inhabitants are not desirable for US immigration. South Africa has summoned a top U.S. Many of Nixon's comments only came to light years later, following the release of tapes from his White House years. Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff".
  • Drivers warned 'keep off roads' as heavy snow forecast

    Drivers warned 'keep off roads' as heavy snow forecast

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    Treacherous conditions brought traffic in many areas of northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland to a grinding halt. All travellers are advised to check the status of their roads , rail lines or airline before departing. While Storm Fionn may have passed, another belt of snow, rain and wind is set to cross the country Wednesday with Weather Warnings in place. "Drive according to the conditions at all times, as surfaces could be slippery even on treated roads, particularly if we ...
  • Zimbabwe elections in 5 months

    Zimbabwe elections in 5 months

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    Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa has since arrived in Mozambique. ACTIVIST and engineer, Gastaff Kativu, has launched an online petition to have President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga indicted at the International Criminal Court for human rights abuses that happened during the military coup that ousted former President Robert Mugabe in November.
  • True believers want peace for Jerusalem, pope tells imam

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    Christians, Muslims and Jews who are honest about their faith must be committed to protecting the special character of Jerusalem and to praying and working for peace in the Holy Land, Pope Francis wrote in a letter to the grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar University.
  • Steve Bannon subpoenaed by House Intelligence Committee, according to report

    Steve Bannon subpoenaed by House Intelligence Committee, according to report

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    On Tuesday, Bannon testified behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. It was clear by Tuesday night that Bannon had invoked a "remarkably broad definition of executive privilege ", as one congressman put it, during the interview.
  • United Nations issues list of 5 alternative names for Macedonia

    United Nations issues list of 5 alternative names for Macedonia

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    He wouldn't comment on the ideas he presented but said "I myself don't think it's realistic to expect the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia not to have Macedonia in some form in its name". Macedonia counters that it covers a region that has been known as Macedonia for a long time. "There is still much hard work to be done", Stoltenberg added.
  • Grownup movie star: Trump cheated with me

    Grownup movie star: Trump cheated with me

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    We couldn't find a synopsis of the movie online, and Criterion Collection hasn't released a deluxe, letterbox edition of "Good Will Humping" - at least not yet. He did not comment on the alleged $130,00 payment. In a related story, Alana Evans, also an adult film actress and friend of Daniels, told Megyn Kelly of NBC's Today this week that Trump invited her to join him and Daniels for a "party" in his Lake Tahoe hotel room.
  • Renewable generation costs continue to fall - IRENA

    Renewable generation costs continue to fall - IRENA

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    Both the cost of wind and solar, along with other renewables such as bioenergy, geothermal and hydropower projects are expected to continue to decline through 2020 and beyond. Solar PV module costs have fallen by about four-fifths, making residential solar PV systems as much as two-thirds cheaper than in 2010. And despite governments cutting subsidies to renewable energy causes and instead providing significant breaks for fossil fuels, the gap between fossil fuel prices and renewables has ...
  • Schiff: Bannon's refusal to answer questions 'unprecedented'

    Schiff: Bannon's refusal to answer questions 'unprecedented'

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    William Burck, Bannon's recently retained lawyer who is simultaneously defending two other clients related to the investigation, told the committee that Bannon would not be answering any questions beyond those relating to the presidential campaign, according to Axios .
  • Chief justice Dipak Misra meets four senior-most Supreme Court judges

    Chief justice Dipak Misra meets four senior-most Supreme Court judges

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    Last week, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco issued a temporary injunction halting plans to end the program while a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision is pending. Absent congressional legislation that provides DACA-like protection, he is right. After all, the court case is being played out against the backdrop of Mr.
  • (Updated) KL-bound Malaysia Airlines aircraft makes emergency landing in Alice Springs

    (Updated) KL-bound Malaysia Airlines aircraft makes emergency landing in Alice Springs

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    A Malaysia Airlines flight has been forced to land in Alice Springs due to technical problems. The A330-300 landed in Alce Springs at 5.46pm local time (6.16pm AEDT) with emergency crews on standby. He says the passengers were scared, but the scariest part was that even the flight attendants looked nervous. Chin Kanani said his wife became alarmed when she heard a banging sound.
  • Steve Bannon Avoids Grand Jury, Set to Interview with Mueller's Team

    Steve Bannon Avoids Grand Jury, Set to Interview with Mueller's Team

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    Since the White House briefing Wednesday afternoon, the White House counsel and the committee have spoken again. "Nonetheless, I would need significantly more time to accomplish what you have asked me to do", Burck wrote. "As with all congressional inquiries touching upon the White House, Congress must consult with the White House prior to obtaining confidential material".
  • Minister reveals how many Laois women travelled to United Kingdom for an abortion

    Minister reveals how many Laois women travelled to United Kingdom for an abortion

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    There was no storming of the Dail, but the majority of pro choice speeches from TDs supporting repel shows that the real power was with the women who were out in the cold, on the streets, demanding change. Dr Harty says we now face a dilemma between moral and medical aspects of the issue. However, Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae said he was not in favour of abortion.
  • Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

    Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

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    The National Civil Rights Museum said there were 10,200 people who went through the museum Monday, including volunteers, staff, organizations, and entertainment. "King believed in non-violence". A federal court ruled previous year that the descendants of former slaves, known as Freedmen, had the same rights to tribal citizenship, voting, health care and housing as blood-line Cherokees.
  • House expected to vote on stop-gap government funding bill today

    House expected to vote on stop-gap government funding bill today

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    McCarthy: "No, I think she's saying something different". "The president wants a long-term reauthorization [solution] for CHIP, and this CR does exactly that". Ryan intervened and Trump reversed course. While most Senate Democrats have said they want to see progress on an immigration deal before backing another stopgap funding bill, several on Tuesday weren't willing to say they were ready to close national parks and government services to get it done.
  • Donald Trump's mental health given thumbs up by doctor

    Donald Trump's mental health given thumbs up by doctor

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    President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent " and he did " exceedingly well " on cognitive screening created to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions, the Navy doctor who performed Trump's medical checkup said Tuesday.
  • Texas Tech vs Texas basketball odds: point spread, start time, prediction, preview

    Texas Tech vs Texas basketball odds: point spread, start time, prediction, preview

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    The Red Raiders fall to 15-3 on the season and 4-2 in the Big 12. With the win against the Red Raiders, Texas improved to 12-7 overall (3-3, Big 12). . Texas Tech last won in Austin during the 1995-1996 season, when both teams were in the Southwest Conference. Texas shot 52.3 percent from the field and 40 percent from distance, let by Kerwin Roach, who logged 20 points in the win.
  • Winter storm hits South with more snow, frigid temperatures

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    Several school districts announced they'd be closed on Tuesday as early as Monday night, and many area businesses chose to remain closed to discourage travel on icy roads. State government will be closed Wednesday in the impacted areas for non-essential personnel. Teachers and students camped out in schools. The snow has been moving toward the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and expanding northward into New England, according to the National Weather Service Prediction Center.
  • Trump Admin Eyes Protections for Doctors Who Refuse to Perform Abortions

    Trump Admin Eyes Protections for Doctors Who Refuse to Perform Abortions

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    In the United States, there are an estimated 1.55 million adults and youth identify as transgender , according to Williams Institute research. HHS said the protections will apply to discrimination or coercion of "providers who refuse to perform, accommodate or assist with certain health-care services on religious or moral grounds".
  • The Alabama Election Reveals How Voters Respond to Candidates

    The Alabama Election Reveals How Voters Respond to Candidates

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    But Raw Story reports that the article, which was shared without comment, incited a slew of homophobic vitriol against Carson Jones . After additional research was conducted, it was determined that this young man has lived and worked in Alabama for more than one year and is now a registered voter in this state.
  • Russia's ZASPORT presents new designs of 2018 Olympic apparel for national team

    Russia's ZASPORT presents new designs of 2018 Olympic apparel for national team

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    Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajarova, charged that now some teams from western countries speak about going to the Winter Olympics in South Korea after being vaccinated against several diseases. A total of 42 Russian athletes disqualified from Sochi 2014 for doping and barred from all future Olympic Games are also appealing the IOC verdicts at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • 'Code red' storm halts Dutch trains and flights

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    The square in front of Cologne's cathedral was also partially cordoned off Thursday as a precaution in case of stones falling because of gusty winds. Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam announced that its airspace had been closed and many flights had been cancelled or delayed.
  • Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

    Australia Day: Poll examines attitudes to controversial date

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    When asked to pick the best day for Australia Day from a list of options, a whopping 70 percent of respondents did not select the current date. "You are not going to see me sneering at Indigenous Australians who want to have a discussion about a different date for Australia Day ", he told reporters in Melbourne on Thursday.
  • Trump administration report adds fuel to immigration furor

    Trump administration report adds fuel to immigration furor

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    Those two issues - funding the government beyond Friday and extending an Obama-era program to protect some DREAMers from deportation - seem inexorably linked at this point. Given that the bill does not include anything addressing DACA, it appears that Republican leaders in the House are planning to go forward with a GOP-only strategy.
  • Teen killed in shooting in Franklin County juvenile courtroom

    Teen killed in shooting in Franklin County juvenile courtroom

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    The fifth floor of the Franklin County Courthouse is now closed. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says Joseph Haynes was hit once in the abdomen during the Wednesday afternoon hearing in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus. "Joey's hands were up, like that", Haynes said, lifting up her arms. The deputy also was injured and was being treated at a hospital but wasn't shot, Minerd added.
  • Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

    Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

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    Love was definitely in the air when Pope Francis married two cabin crew members in an impromptu wedding on a flight taking the pontiff and his entourage between two Chilean cities. 18, 2018. "You can not assert yourself by destroying others", he said, adding that doing so leads to "more violence and division". According to the couple, Pope Francis blessed their rings and then said "we need a witness".
  • Eight-year-old Boy Killed as UP Police, Criminals Exchange Fire

    Eight-year-old Boy Killed as UP Police, Criminals Exchange Fire

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    It is not really clear whether Madhav was shot by the police or the alleged criminals who were in hiding. Madhav Bhardwaj received a bullet in his head during the encounter by the Uttar Pradesh police in Mohanpura village. A senior police official said that a case has been registered based on a complaint by the boy's family and investigation will be done. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the death and announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased boy.