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In Western Australia , this will actually be followed by a Black Moon, which is the lack of a full moon in a calendar month - with no full moons until March 2. This rare phenomenon occurring after more than 150 years will see the convergence of three lunar events, a lunar eclipse, a supermoon, and a blue moon .
  • FO summons Indian diplomat over cross-LoC firing

    FO summons Indian diplomat over cross-LoC firing

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    He said the firing resulted in the death of a 24-year-old civilian and injured nine others in village Harpal. The Sena said, "Though the Indian Army killed some insurgents on Army Day, it has also emerged that on every third day an Indian jawan is killed in cross-border firing".
  • Trump Says DACA Deal 'Probably Dead,' Blames Dems

    Trump Says DACA Deal 'Probably Dead,' Blames Dems

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    The immigration talks ground almost to a halt last week after Trump rejected a bipartisan solution proposed by Sens. Democrats have always been pushing to secure a deal for the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , known as Daca .
  • Kodak Black Arrested On Multiple Charges In Florida

    Kodak Black Arrested On Multiple Charges In Florida

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    MC was reportedly arrested Thursday (Jan. 18) for multiple charges, including "grand theft of a firearm, child neglect, marijuana possession, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of probation violation". The video, which A$AP Mob-affiliated creative collective AWGE directed, shows Kodak throwing cash on a courthouse floor. The rapper has a long history of legal problems.
  • Trump Reportedly Changes His Travel Plans As Government Shutdown Looms

    Trump Reportedly Changes His Travel Plans As Government Shutdown Looms

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    He adds: "Shutdown coming?" The White House said Friday morning that Trump will not leave for Florida as planned unless a spending deal is reached. But Democrats are holding out for a deal that addresses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. Trump has ordered the Obama-era DACA program, which protects immigrants brought to the US illegally when they were children, to expire on March 5.
  • Trump Continues to Criticize Democrats Over DACA Demands

    Trump Continues to Criticize Democrats Over DACA Demands

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    Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said Tuesday that he thinks Congress can and should deal with Dreamers this week but did not definitively say he would vote against a bill that did not include protections for them. But the politicking over who is to blame for a government shutdown is already well underway. Newly sworn-in Democratic Sens. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, who has been critical of the bipartisan immigration group's work on a DACA compromise, tweeted Sunday that ...
  • Congress strains to pass stopgap budget, avert shutdown

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    He also insisted his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff's comments to lawmakers. "Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 2018!" Mexico's Foreign Relations Department concedes the country has a problem with violence but says it is "openly false" to call it the most unsafe.
  • In the South, snow and ice prompt closings

    In the South, snow and ice prompt closings

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    Cooper pointed to a warning from retired stock auto racer Dale Earnhardt Jr., who tweeted that North Carolinians should stay home, along with a photo of a stuck auto attached to a line and winch on his vehicle. At least four people died in Louisiana, including a man knocked off an elevated portion of Interstate 10 in New Orleans when a pickup spun out on ice, and an 8-month-old baby in a vehicle that slid into a canal in suburban New Orleans.
  • Can the US Still Go to War During a Government Shutdown?

    Can the US Still Go to War During a Government Shutdown?

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    The president wrote, "Sadly, Democrats want to stop paying our troops and government workers in order to give a sweetheart deal, not a fair deal, for DACA". Some sections of the website, if not the whole site, may go on hiatus. This means services like Social Security checks still go out and public safety operations continue.
  • N.Korea cancels arts delegation visit to South to prepare for Olympics

    N.Korea cancels arts delegation visit to South to prepare for Olympics

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    On Friday, torch relay runners visited the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the heavily-fortified de facto border between North and South Korea, passing the torch in the shadow of barbed wire fences and other fortifications. While many have welcomed the reduction in tensions on a Peninsula which a year ago appeared to be barreling towards war, some in Seoul and Washington have questioned whether South Korea is giving up too much for too little.
  • Short Interest in Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) Grows By 24.0%

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    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE ) operates in the Independent Oil & Gas segment of the Basic Materials sector. A total of 3.55 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume is 4.45 Million. Linscomb Williams owns 2,904 shares. 1,278 are owned by Covington Mgmt. Institutional investors own N/A stake in the company while Beta factor, which is used to measure riskiness of the security, was 1.02.
  • Pope Francis defends Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex scandal

    Pope Francis defends Chilean bishop accused of covering up sex scandal

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    The crew of Chile's flagship carrier was gathering in the first-class section for the usual photo with the pope when flight attendants Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi revealed that they were a married couple. "Let us be attentive to those who profit from the irregular status of many immigrants who don't know the language or who don't have their papers 'in order, '" Francis told a colorful congregation of some 50,000 people at an open-air mass on Iquique's sprawling Lobito beach.
  • Theo Walcott set for Everton's medical, Giroud-Aubameyang swap on the cards

    Theo Walcott set for Everton's medical, Giroud-Aubameyang swap on the cards

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    Those are the reasons I came here, ' Sport24 quoted Walcott , as saying. 'Everton is a club with a great history. "We already have very talented players in our team and I'm sure if we sign him he would have a great input". "We are short of goals so to add power in our goalscoring ability would be very important for me". This year looks a little hard but in the future I want to win trophies and be part of that for the club.
  • United States withholds $45M pledged for UNRWA food aid

    United States withholds $45M pledged for UNRWA food aid

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    Following the cuts, the United States is asking other countries to contribute more to the agency, according to Nauert. Trump said in a Twitter post on January 2 that the United States gives the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year, "but get no appreciation or respect ".
  • Toll rises from deadly storm as German trains resume service

    Toll rises from deadly storm as German trains resume service

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    In Thuringia, a firefighter was killed by a falling tree. A truck driver in Brandenburg died in a collision on an expressway caused by strong winds, and a member of the fire department died in a storm in Sundern. Six people died in Germany , including two firefighters killed by falling trees and debris. Many trees were uprooted by the force of the storm which saw winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour (80 miles per hour) while others worked to fix damage to the lines, it said .
  • White House releases Results of Trump's Physical Examination

    White House releases Results of Trump's Physical Examination

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    The appointment lasted four hours and involved 12 consultants. That helped spark a flurry of activity on Twitter , where people debated whether the president officially had heart disease , based on the lab results released by Jackson and his comments to reporters.
  • Cape Town rations daily water usage ahead of crippling shortage

    Cape Town rations daily water usage ahead of crippling shortage

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    The legislative capital of South Africa (the country has three capitals, other two being Pretoria and Bloemfontein) has estimated that April 21 could be the day when "taps will be turned off". "When any delegations are reviewed‚ there must be a reason because that will then inform the delegations task team as to why‚" she said. Day Zero is re-calculated each week based on the dam water capacity and residents' daily water consumption.
  • Deadly Storm Causes Dutch and German Transport Chaos

    Deadly Storm Causes Dutch and German Transport Chaos

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    At the time, trees carried more leaves and were particularly prone to collapse under wind pressure due to their larger surface area. The storm , called Friederike, brought winds stronger than 100 kph (60 mph), and is now headed toward Poland, where its strength is expected to lessen, according to CNN Weather anchor Tom Sater.
  • Tester Admonishes Congress For Treading Water On Federal Spending Bill

    Tester Admonishes Congress For Treading Water On Federal Spending Bill

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    Schumer said Thursday morning that the House CR would not be acceptable to Senate Democrats. Trump and Republicans want it to include money for the president's promised wall along the Mexican border and other security measures. Trump worked the phones Thursday, talking to GOP leaders and calling into the House Freedom Caucus' afternoon meeting from Air Force One. The temporary spending bill did not address DACA .
  • California DA Says Couple's Abuse Of 12 Kids Became Torture

    California DA Says Couple's Abuse Of 12 Kids Became Torture

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    On Sunday, a 17-year-old girl managed to escape from her suburban residence in California to call the emergency hotline 911 using a mobile phone she found inside the house. Before the Turpins moved to Southern California, they lived in Texas, where a former neighbor said they kept to themselves. Punishments included being beaten and choked, Hestrin said.
  • Russia Brands As Provocation US Accusations Over North Korea

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    Trump said he believed the North Korean regime was getting closer to being able to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. "We have to make the most" of the opportunity, she said. Japan's Foreign Minister sounded a note of skepticism. During the interview with Reuters, Trump said he is willing to sit down with Kim Jong Un, but is unsure if sitting down with him will provide a solution.
  • Trump says government shutdown 'could happen'

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    Already, it was unclear whether the House Republicans would get enough votes to pass the measure in that chamber on Thursday morning. You see what happened yesterday - Apple, and now it was just announced that they're giving each employee a lot of money, ' he said .
  • India, where Israel's image is positive

    India, where Israel's image is positive

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    He is the second premier to visit India after former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 1992. Israeli Prime Minister Benjanmin Netanyahu has stressed that his country is not an enemy of Pakistan, and the South Asian nation should adapt its attitude to that effect, Express News reports .
  • Dr. Nassar, you deserve everything coming to you

    Dr. Nassar, you deserve everything coming to you

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    Stephens, the first to speak, said Nassar repeatedly abused her from age 6 until age 12 during family visits to his home in Holt, near Lansing . She said he rubbed his genitals on her and digitally penetrated her, among other abuse. On Twitter, Raisman said she wasn't attending Nassar's sentencing because it was "too traumatic for me". Reeb was the 54th victim to speak or have a statement read in court.
  • President Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere'

    President Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere'

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    When pressed about Trump's use of vulgarity, she responded by presenting a thorough overview of the policy argument that Trump, in her view, had attempted to make. Conservatives searching for reasons to oppose the Graham-Durbin deal don't have to look hard-it would carve out legal status for the parents of Dreamers in the form of Temporary Protected Status, or T.P.S., a designation which the Trump Administration is now rescinding for hundreds of thousands of people.
  • US Congress set to vote on funding bill to avoid government shutdown

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    In the House, Republicans muscled the measure through on a mostly party-line 230-197 vote after making modest concessions to chamber conservatives and defense hawks. Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat who plans to vote against the stopgap bill. Schumer was rebuffed in an attempt to vote Thursday night. The last United States shutdown occurred in 2013 and lasted for 16 days.
  • Congress scrambles to avert government shutdown

    Congress scrambles to avert government shutdown

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    The short-term spending bill would keep the government open through February 16 while extending the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) for six years and rolling back several taxes in the Affordable Care Act. While reluctant to pass yet another short-term continuing resolution - the fourth in just months - many rank-and-file members seemed mostly resigned Wednesday to the fact that it was the only option, even if they were not happy about it.
  • North Korea WW3 crisis: Kim to show off MISSILES at Winter Olympics

    North Korea WW3 crisis: Kim to show off MISSILES at Winter Olympics

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    Meanwhile, he accused Russian Federation of helping Pyongyang obtain supplies, such as coal and oil, in violation of UN Security Council sanctions, taking a less friendly tone towards a country he had once tried to cozy up to. Yonhap news agency, quoting an unidentified government official, said on Thursday that some 12,000 soldiers were rehearsing with artillery pieces and other weapons at an airfield near Pyongyang.
  • Scotland's weather: More snow and ice into weekend

    Scotland's weather: More snow and ice into weekend

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    Breakdown cover provider Green Flag warns there could be more than 120,000 breakdowns on Britain's roads this week due to the treacherous wintry conditions. There is also a separate weather warning for ice. Scotland's transport minister Humza Yousaf told MSPs at Holyrood that following a new Met Office amber warning for Wednesday evening, Police Scotland were upgrading their travel warning from stage three to a stage four.
  • These are the 20 cities on the Amazon HQ finalist list

    These are the 20 cities on the Amazon HQ finalist list

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    San Diego also failed to advance. Cities are in fierce competition to lure Amazon, which said it received 238 proposals from cities clamoring to host the new facility. Boyd, principal of The Boyd Co., a Princeton, N.J. -based corporate site selection consultancy. Here in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal may call a special session of the legislature if necessary to come up with needed sweeteners to reel in Amazon.
  • Switzerland has banned boiling live lobsters

    Switzerland has banned boiling live lobsters

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    Switzerland's new measure stipulates that beginning March 1, lobsters must be knocked out - either by electric shock or "mechanical destruction" of the brain - before boiling them, according to Swiss public broadcaster RTS. The Swiss government ruled last week that lobsters must be stunned before they are cooked and kept in a natural environment rather than on ice or in ice water.
  • Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House

    Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House

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    In a tweet , the Republican president criticised a sweetener added to the spending bill by congressional leaders to win Democratic lawmakers' votes, BBC reported on Thursday. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned until Friday without holding the deciding vote, as it appeared he did not have the 60 votes needed for passage.
  • White House says Trump is not campaigning in PA

    White House says Trump is not campaigning in PA

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    Graham, at the AEI event, also blasted sequestration and said the funding cuts have damaged the US military more than any foreign adversary. "Specifically, one of the areas that really, really fell short was the funding for border security", Sanders said.
  • House panel to hear Steve Bannon testimony

    House panel to hear Steve Bannon testimony

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    Only two weeks ago, the former White House chief strategist's attacks on key Trump aides in Michael Wolff's bombshell book Fire and Fury first emerged. "They are going to try to get an understanding of the relationships and how things worked and explain why he came to that opinion", said Peter Zeidenberg, a former deputy special counsel.
  • Putin braves icy water for traditional Epiphany dip

    Putin braves icy water for traditional Epiphany dip

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    Asked by a journalist: "Is it cold?" Then wearing just swimming trunks, he lowered himself into a hole cut in the ice, puffing slightly and crossing himself, a crucifix hanging around his neck. There is a tradition of bathing in a water bowl, symbolizing the immersion of Jesus in the waters of the River Jordan in the rite of baptism over him.
  • Federal Government Shutdown possible if spending bill not passed

    Federal Government Shutdown possible if spending bill not passed

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    White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah issued a statement pushing to keep the government funded and didn't mention CHIP. "House of Representatives needs to pass Government Funding Bill tonight". "I'm certainly not going to vote to shut the government down". The Senate nearly immediately began debate on the bill, with both sides posturing and blaming the other side as they braced for a possible shutdown.
  • Romanian president discusses next PM with political parties

    Romanian president discusses next PM with political parties

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    In 2014, she was elected as deputy in the European Parliament for a second term. Then, Dancila said: "Of course we will not try to interfere in the internal affairs of a member state such as Pakistan or Iran". "I wait for the vote in the parliament", Dancila told a press statement she held together with Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea in the parliament.
  • Orphaned in 26/11 terror attacks, Moshe visits Mumbai after a decade

    Orphaned in 26/11 terror attacks, Moshe visits Mumbai after a decade

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    He also spoke freely and listened attentively to Moshe's nanny Samuel, standing beside him, and put his arms around her shoulder too. "I am returning home". "The Jewish people have accompanied you throughout your journey and for good reason", the prime minister said. Narendra Modi flanked by Benjamin Netanyahu meet with Moshe Holtzberg in July at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.