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That Wawrinka is 32 years old, Monfils 31 and Djokovic 30 only makes the outcome more uncertain, even if Federer, now 36, continues to seem immune to the passage of time and zipped through his opening match at Melbourne Park on Tuesday night, a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Aljaz Bedene.
  • Concerns Over President's Health, Many Say Trump's Weight is Fake News

    Concerns Over President's Health, Many Say Trump's Weight is Fake News

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    The doc initially said the exam "went exceptionally well", but cautioned there's room for improvement. He passed a battery of heart exams including a stress test that Jackson said showed an above-average exercise capacity for a man of his age , despite some calcium buildup in his arteries.
  • Josh Scobee, his family heading to New England to cheer on Jaguars

    Josh Scobee, his family heading to New England to cheer on Jaguars

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    Patriots Nation has been abuzz this week with news of Tom Brady's hand injury, wondering if it could hurt New England's chances in Sunday's AFC title game against Jacksonville . This sets up a quarterback battle between Brady - one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League - and the Vikings' third-stringer in Keenum.
  • Mr President, can you identify this animal?

    Mr President, can you identify this animal?

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    President Donald Trump's latest remarks on immigration in which he questioned why their country should open its doors to immigrants from Haiti and Africa. Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who'd fled to the United States 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 briefed on the conversation.
  • House committee votes to release Fusion GPS testimony in Russian Federation probe

    House committee votes to release Fusion GPS testimony in Russian Federation probe

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    Earlier this month, Sen. Ever since Feinstein released the testimony on January 9, House Intelligence Committee Democrats have been asking that Simpson's testimony to their committee be made public. The transcript could be released later Thursday, a source told The Daily Beast . He and his company hired the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, whose memos about Donald Trump's relationship form the dossier that has become so much a part of the sprawling Russian ...
  • Trump says Russian Federation undermining North Korea sanctions

    Trump says Russian Federation undermining North Korea sanctions

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    Tensions have been easing in recent weeks, but North Korea have not said anything about giving up its nuclear weapon dream. "The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects the desperate mental state of a loser who failed to check the vigorous advance of the army and people of the DPRK", the Rodong Sinmun commentary said, using the acronym for North Korea's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea .
  • Interstate 65 reopened after pileup kept drivers stranded for hours

    Interstate 65 reopened after pileup kept drivers stranded for hours

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    WTVF reports the crash happened in Hardin County around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. After hitting the KYTC truck, the semi-truck continued on hitting a Ford F-150, which then hit the Greyhound bus. Eighteen people who were in the Greyhound bus were transported to Hardin Memorial and Caverna hospitals for non-life threatening injuries and were treated and released, the press release states.
  • Bronx men arrested in connection to Times Square racing incident

    Bronx men arrested in connection to Times Square racing incident

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    Both are from the Bronx. Charges against Santos and Lopez are pending. "We have a very iconic backdrop in Times Square, ideal for social media", Chief of Detective Robert Boyce said. The incident happened at the 43rd Street on January 13 at around 11:40 p.m. Police said that around 11:45 p.m. the officer attempted to stop a Mercedes C-230 that was driving recklessly near West 42nd Street.
  • Lindsey Graham hits White House, says immigration fight a 's-show'

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    Hours after the meeting, reports emerged that Mr Trump had asked: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, told CNN that during last Thursday's meeting to present the deal, White House chief of staff John Kelly and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller brought in five other members of Congress "to refute any assertions.
  • Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers from crater

    Mayon lava flow advances 3 kilometers from crater

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    Volcanic activity at Mayon Volcano in the Philippines has led to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) saying that a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks, or even days. Solidum also said that emergency response officials may have to undertake forced evacuations should the alert level be raised from three. Alert level 3 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano as it continues to be in a high level of unrest.
  • Parents accused of holding their 13 children captive to appear in court

    Parents accused of holding their 13 children captive to appear in court

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    With regards to their marriage, from the outside they seemed like a happy couple, having renewed their vows three times, however, if this gruesome case has taught us anything, it is that things are not always as they seem from the outside. The abuse was discovered when a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window and called 911 Sunday. The mother was "perplexed as to why" authorities came to her home, Riverside County Sheriff's Capt.
  • Fractured Republicans seek unity to avert shutdown

    Fractured Republicans seek unity to avert shutdown

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    The latest measure expires on Friday. "We do support the short-term CR", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters, referring to a so-called continuing resolution to fund government operations through February 16. Trump denied making the remarks Friday, although U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, who was in the White House meeting, said the president had used the term.
  • President Trump to Speak at Pro-Life Event

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    Cotton had attended an immigration meeting at the White House where Trump was reported to have used a vulgarity when referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. The South Carolina Republican had not yet arrived at the hearing. But Diaz-Balart cautioned any immigration deal also couldn't be done without the president, meaning Trump and Graham might have to get back on the same page quickly.
  • Feds probe if Russian banker sent NRA cash for Trump campaign

    Feds probe if Russian banker sent NRA cash for Trump campaign

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    Torshin , a lifetime NRA member, was a senior member of the Russian Senate and helped set up a gun rights group called Right to Bear Arms in Moscow, according to McClatchy . "Donald J. Trump Jr. was attending an NRA convention and having dinner when an acquaintance asked him to say hello to Torshin and made an introduction", attorney Alan Futerfas told NBC News in November.
  • RNC says Cory Booker was 'mansplaining,' has no idea what that means

    RNC says Cory Booker was 'mansplaining,' has no idea what that means

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    Booker said he had "tears of rage" over the comments and called her testimony "unacceptable". "What I was struck with frankly, as I'm sure you were as well, was just the general profanity used in the room by nearly everyone". "The president hasn't said he didn't use strong language, and this is an important issue", the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said. There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said " shithole " or "shithouse".
  • DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

    DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

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    Democrats have signaled they wouldn't be quick to fund the government without a guarantee that there is a plan on the way to protect hundreds of thousands of young recipients of DACA , which expires in March. "It is extremely hard to convince our caucus members to vote for another short-term funding mechanism", House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows told CNN Monday afternoon.
  • What's the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test Trump took?

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    After over two hours of testimony - and being asked about the issue repeatedly - Nielsen deflected questions from other Democrats on the matter, saying she had said all that should could about the matter. He added: 'I had to listen to her over and over again tell lies to my colleagues. "So I'm very confident at this particular stage that he has nothing like that going on".
  • Gowdy Calls Out Schiff: He 'Found Collusion' Before Russia Investigation Even Started

    Gowdy Calls Out Schiff: He 'Found Collusion' Before Russia Investigation Even Started

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    Bannon is one of several key Trump associates coming before the panel this week, including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and senior White House aide Rick Dearborn, who two sources said is testifying Wednesday. "Even if you thought that was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s-t, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the Federal Bureau of Investigation immediately", Bannon is quoted as saying in the book.
  • Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling

    Christie criticizes reports of his airline security handling

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    Chris Christie is disputing reports suggesting he tried to get special treatment that he enjoyed while he was governor. The official says Christie complied and didn't attempt to use the special entrance. Before Christie left office, he told NJ.com in a colossal meeting on his governorship that, were it not for President Donald Trump's dazzling effort, he would be in the White House today.
  • Trump Got A Perfect Score On A Cognitive Assessment Test

    Trump Got A Perfect Score On A Cognitive Assessment Test

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    Trump's mental state, which had been an occasional topic of debate since the start of his presidential campaign, became a focus of national conversation in recent weeks with the publication of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury . Nielsen isn't only under the thumb of Trump but chief of staff Gen. John Kelly, who brought her with him to the White House as his deputy where she was given vast powers to block access to Trump.
  • Wife of deported Mexican father fights to bring him back

    Wife of deported Mexican father fights to bring him back

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    Jorge Garcia , 39, was sent to Mexico on Monday from Detroit after pleading his case with officers for years. "The Garcia family's story is heartbreaking and infuriating". Dingell spoke to customs officials on the Garcia's behalf previous year and got an extension through the holidays, but was unable to stop his deportation.
  • UK backpacker death in NSW shocks pals

    UK backpacker death in NSW shocks pals

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    Her best friend, Rhys James Collington, said Ms Blake died while "living the dream travelling round Australia". According to NewsCorp, Ms Blake was killed by the Nepalese man who she had just started dating. Ms Blake reportedly had plans to travel to Tasmania. Mansell Farms owner Robert Mansell said he and Ms Blake's former colleagues were "in shock".
  • Trump doesn't want CHIP in short-term budget deal

    Trump doesn't want CHIP in short-term budget deal

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    It was the latest instance that has raised doubts in Washington about the president's unpredictable approach to legislation, policy and political decisions. Mr Trump warned on Thursday that the consequences would be "devastating". Among other clashes, he has repeatedly undercut Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
  • First Alert Weather Day set Tuesday, winter storm watch in effect

    First Alert Weather Day set Tuesday, winter storm watch in effect

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    Forecasters said up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) could fall in central North Carolina as the system pushed northward, with a couple inches expected farther east. Icy conditions had also been reported to the east of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, resulting in accidents near Canton. She grew up in El Paso, Texas and Houston.
  • One in four teens can't read basic text, but can work cellphones

    One in four teens can't read basic text, but can work cellphones

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    At age 14, the percentage of youth not enrolled is 5%. This year, ASER focused on an older age group, teenagers aged between 14 and 18 years. A substantial proportion of youth in the age group of 14-18 were also found to be working (42%), regardless of whether they were enrolled in formal education or not.
  • Zimbabwe opposition leader among 5 killed in helicopter crash near Raton

    Zimbabwe opposition leader among 5 killed in helicopter crash near Raton

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    Bennett's wife, Heather who was 55, also died in the crash. Three of the people killed in the crash were from Colorado. NMSP says they responded to a call from the pilot around 6:00 p.m about a downed helicopter near Raton. Six people were reported aboard the helicopter, which crashed about 15 miles east of the Raton Municipal Airport. At this time the nature of the flight is not known.
  • White House hosts a 'conversation with Women of America' amid #MeToo movement

    White House hosts a 'conversation with Women of America' amid #MeToo movement

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    Jackson said Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds. Trump repeatedly referred to African nations in general as " shithole countries ", according to Sen. Still, Jackson said Trump acknowledged he'd be healthier if he lost a few pounds by exercising more and eating better. Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's bad cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143.
  • Sen. Durbin disputes Republicans' account of what Trump said

    Sen. Durbin disputes Republicans' account of what Trump said

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    Dick Durbin of misrepresenting the discussion on immigration during a recent meeting at the White House. The president added that the US should admit more people from countries like Norway. Lindsey Graham were mistaken in indicating Trump had. Goodlatte's bill, introduced in the House Wednesday, also would lower overall immigration levels by 25%.
  • Police rescues 13 siblings chained in California house, parents charged

    Police rescues 13 siblings chained in California house, parents charged

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    A 17-year-old girl escaped her California home and phoned 911 to report she and her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive by their parents , authorities said. Another neighbor, Andria Valdez, told the Press-Enterprise her family would sometimes joke about the Turpin family being like the Cullen family of vampires from the Twilight series.
  • Ivana Trump says Donald Trump is 'definitely not racist'

    Ivana Trump says Donald Trump is 'definitely not racist'

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    Trump announced a year ago that he will end the Obama-era DACA program unless lawmakers come up with a solution by March. The "President has the right to make whatever remarks he wants and we respect the President", Goldstein said, but he noted that diplomats had been instructed to "reaffirm that the United States remains committed to its relationships with these countries and cares deeply about their people".
  • CNN's doctor Sanjay Gupta claims Trump has heart disease

    CNN's doctor Sanjay Gupta claims Trump has heart disease

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    Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test, Jackson said. The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the US, according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly.
  • Deadly Storm 'Friederike' Hits Europe, Kills Six Amid Traffic Chaos

    Deadly Storm 'Friederike' Hits Europe, Kills Six Amid Traffic Chaos

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    A storm capable of ripping the roofs right off buildings, dubbed Friederike, has caused major chaos in at least three countries, including Germany , Belgium and the Netherlands . Most of Belgium, including the capital Brussels, was on orange alert - the second highest - because of severe winds on Thursday. Germany's national train operator, Deutsche Bahn, suspended all rail traffic In North Rhine-Westphalia and parts of neighboring Rhineland-Palatinate.
  • Government begins processing DACA renewals again

    Government begins processing DACA renewals again

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    But conservatives are still a major question mark. "We want to do everything we can to avoid a shutdown, but we Democrats believe if there is one it will fall on the Republicans' backs, plain and simple", Schumer told reporters Wednesday.
  • Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings

    Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings

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    Cleophus Cooksey, 35, has been charged in connection with the killing spree. When officers arrived they found Cooksey's mother and stepfather dead. "Our lanes are more secure today", Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said as he credited different law requirement offices for the neckline.
  • Ardern and Gayford baby news 'a happy surprise'

    Ardern and Gayford baby news 'a happy surprise'

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    The current Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, had two of her four children during her reign - Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. In an official statement, Ms Ardern said both she and Mr Gayford were "really happy". She said at the end of her leave period she meant to resume "all prime ministerial duties". We know she's going to smash it. Knowing that so many parents juggle the care of their new babies, we consider ourselves to be very lucky.
  • Robust December caps strong jobs year for Oregon

    Robust December caps strong jobs year for Oregon

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    The state Employment Department said Wednesday that no major industry substantially cut jobs in the last month of 2017. The labor force is the number of people who have jobs, along with those unemployed but actively seeking work. Manufacturing rose by 500 jobs from November 2017 to December 2017, a growth rate of 0.2 percent. Durable goods manufacturing lost 700 jobs from November 2017 to December 2017, but is up 1,600 jobs for the year.
  • Koreas agree on united women's hockey team for Winter Olympics

    Koreas agree on united women's hockey team for Winter Olympics

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    The IOC said both Korean delegations will include "high-ranking government officials at ministerial level" alongside national Olympic officials, and the IOC member from each country. In fact, representatives from one nation close to the peninsula believe that North Korea's willingness to talk proves that the hard line that the global community is taking is working.
  • Escaped Enfield inmate captured in Georgia

    Escaped Enfield inmate captured in Georgia

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    At about 4:15 p.m. the store clerk at the Chevron gas station called 911 to report Mercado was back in the store. Mercado was found at a gas station in the town of Canton, and was transferred to the Cherokee Adult Detention Center, according to police in Georgia.
  • Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

    Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

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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.
  • Gov. Cuomo announces $27000 grant for sign at Fulton County airport

    Gov. Cuomo announces $27000 grant for sign at Fulton County airport

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    The state Department of Taxation and Finance on Wednesday issued a preliminary plan for instituting a payroll tax that would help NY wage earners avoid paying state income tax. Part of the problem relates to the progressivity of New York's existing income taxes, which would have to be considered in such a change. Wamhoff added that the state should consider taxing the wealthy more, as many of them will enjoy lowered federal tax rates.