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The last government shutdown occurred in 2013 when Republican lawmakers unsuccessfully tried to defund the Affordable Care Act. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat, told reporters that the House Democratic leadership team concluded at their meeting Friday night there would be a government shutdown and the group expected it to last through early next week.
  • Olympic medalist Jordyn Wieber says she was assaulted by Larry Nassar

    Olympic medalist Jordyn Wieber says she was assaulted by Larry Nassar

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    Roughly 100 women are expected to make impact statements during Nassar's sentencing, which started on Tuesday. The woman said she had known Nassar for decades, and according to her, they were family friends. The criminal cases followed reports previous year in The Indianapolis Star about how USA Gymnastics mishandled complaints about sexual misconduct involving him and coaches.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake might run against President Trump in 2020

    Sen. Jeff Flake might run against President Trump in 2020

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    If you find NCRM valuable, would you please consider making a donation to support our independent journalism? He made his remarks during an interview on ABC News' "This Week" that aired Sunday. "I do accept if the President is running for re-decision, on the off chance that he proceeds on the way that he's on, that that will leave a colossal swath of voters searching for another person", Flake said in a meeting with ABC News' "This Week" that circulated Sunday.
  • CHIP funding 'held hostage' as Congress debates how to avoid shutdown

    CHIP funding 'held hostage' as Congress debates how to avoid shutdown

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    The debate now in Congress is over how the program will get funded moving forward, which has made CHIP a pawn in other legislative agendas and discussions. "At some point, we Democrats will not be held hostage to bad policies", said House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland. Trump tweeted Thursday he wants CHIP to be part of "a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!" "I'm more than puzzled why they would threaten to turn their backs on those children and shut ...
  • Government Shutdown, As Apocalyptic As It Seems?

    Government Shutdown, As Apocalyptic As It Seems?

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    That could expose them to charges that they are responsible for a shutdown , but they point the finger at Republicans instead. Regardless of who gets "blamed" for the impasse, if the saga reinforces the impression that the GOP is led by a president with the attention span and temperament of a moody child, that's all to the good from the perspective of Democrats who want the midterms to be "about" Donald Trump .
  • Conspiracy? NFL Prematurely Promotes Patriots-Vikings Super Bowl

    Conspiracy? NFL Prematurely Promotes Patriots-Vikings Super Bowl

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    The Eagles held off a late Falcons drive to win 15-10, while the Vikings needed a walk off Stefon Diggs touchdown to overcome a late comeback by the New Orleans Saints . Lead writer Matt Miller says it's time to stop doubting Case Keenum , and that the Vikings defense will get enough pressure on Nick Foles to pull off the victory.
  • Supreme Court to rule on Trump immigration limits

    Supreme Court to rule on Trump immigration limits

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    The petition is highly unusual, as the government bypassed the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and asked the justices to hear the case in the near future - but the administration argues that the move is justifiable, as the lower court order "requires the government to sanction indefinitely an ongoing violation of federal law being committed by almost 700,000 aliens".
  • 2016 champ Kerber into 2nd round, extends streak to 10 wins

    2016 champ Kerber into 2nd round, extends streak to 10 wins

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    The tournament's extreme heat policy calls for the roofs to be closed on the main show courts and play to be suspended on outer courts when the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and the wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT), which takes into account humidity and wind speed, reaches 32.5 Celsius (90.5 Fahrenheit).
  • Two Houston men dead in New Mexico plane crash

    Two Houston men dead in New Mexico plane crash

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    Gutu says Bennett's wife, Heather, also died. Bennett, one of the few prominent white politicians in Zimbabwe, was a popular figure among the voters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party which is led by Morgan Tsvangirai .
  • President Trump to Address Friday's 'March for Life' in DC

    President Trump to Address Friday's 'March for Life' in DC

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    The test results came against the backdrop of criticism from a host of detractors questioning Trump's mental fitness and stability, all the more so with the recent publication of an unflattering book that painted him as someone having trouble processing information and recognizing old friends.
  • Twitter suspends more than 1000 Russia-linked accounts

    Twitter suspends more than 1000 Russia-linked accounts

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    The company added that the relevant content, however, is no longer available because the account were already suspended. So far, the company has found 3,814 Twitter accounts that were likely under the control of Internet Research Agency , a Russian company many believe is backed by the Kremlin.
  • Parents chained 13 malnourished kids to furniture, taunted them with food

    Parents chained 13 malnourished kids to furniture, taunted them with food

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    David Turpin , 57, and Louise Turpin , 49, of Perris, California , were charged with torture, false imprisonment, child abuse and several counts of abuse of a dependent adult. Initially, the children were tied up with ropes, but when one victim, who was hogtied, escaped, the Turpins turned to chains and padlocks, Hestrin said.
  • President Trump in excellent health despite high cholesterol and being overweight

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    Despite news reports and accounts from elected officials inside the room, the president pointed to two Republican senators who also were present and maintained he did not slur Africa and Haiti. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA programme protects children of undocumented immigrants to the United States from deportation. Sanders argued Democrats should be blamed if the government shuts down.
  • US Voters Split on Trump's Mental Stability

    US Voters Split on Trump's Mental Stability

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    According to Gallup , the median approval rating of USA leadership overseas has slid from 48 to 30 percent since Trump took office. Among Israeli respondents, President Donald Trump's approval rating is 67 percent. This disparagement has created a ripple effect with US citizens, with only 32 percent saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media , according to recent Gallup poll numbers.
  • Bitcoin skids as traders worry that Korea will crack down

    Bitcoin skids as traders worry that Korea will crack down

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    Another leading digital coin, Ethereum , also continues to drop in value. "With South Korea , Japan and China all making noises about a regulatory swoop, and officials in France and the United States vowing to investigate cryptocurrencies , there are concerns that global coordination on how to regulate them will accelerate".
  • US Government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

    US Government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

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    In the House, Republicans have a larger margin but they may face a revolt from within their own ranks for a short-term spending bill , also known as a continuing resolution or "CR". "Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 2018!" In the event the funding dries up, federal employees for agencies considered non-essential are ordered to stay home until a budget deal is struck , at which point they are paid retroactively.
  • Trump To Delay Mar-A-Lago Trip Until Government Funding Bill Passes

    Trump To Delay Mar-A-Lago Trip Until Government Funding Bill Passes

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    Trump tweeted at 7:04 a.m. ET . Trump, who was scheduled to leave for his Florida resort in the afternoon, will remain in Washington until Congress passes legislation to avert a shutdown , White House officials said. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has indicated he was leaning in favour of the stopgap measure. "Democrats are united in trying to shut it down", White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short told NPR's Morning Edition .
  • Trump, Senate Dems leader meeting as shutdown nears

    Trump, Senate Dems leader meeting as shutdown nears

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    Democrats withheld support for the bill, forcing negotiations between House Speaker Paul Ryan and the conservative House Freedom Caucus to ensure the bill would pass. "It's a major concern", the aide said of the private Trump-Schumer meeting. The agreement gets the bill out of the House, but it doesn't guarantee anything in the Senate.
  • Chunky President: President Donald Trump's Weight Sparks

    Chunky President: President Donald Trump's Weight Sparks "Girther" Trend

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    Trump takes Crestor for his cholesterol, a low-dose aspirin for heart attack prevention, Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness and antibiotics for Rosacea, the medical report revealed. He landed a ideal score on that, identifying animals and connecting the dots on letter/number sequences The test is supposed to detect Alzheimer's disease or other mental impairments.
  • What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

    What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

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    The No Government No Pay Act would withhold the pay of members of Congress during a government shutdown . Senate Democrats and Obama insisted on passing a "clean" spending bill without any divisive policy riders. The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo would stay open through the weekend but close Monday. If you wanted to get a gun permit, you'll have to wait because the government shut down affects the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives .
  • New Zealand prime minister is pregnant, due in June

    New Zealand prime minister is pregnant, due in June

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    This year we'll join the many parents who wear two hats. It will be a quirky footnote in history that Ardern discovered she was pregnant during coalition negotiations - still less than three months into her role as leader of the Labour Party, the fortunes of which she had resurrected in the election campaign - and just six days before New Zealand First leader Winston Peters announced she would be Prime Minister.
  • Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately accept DACA case

    Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately accept DACA case

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    That same day, President Donald Trump met with lawmakers to discuss the creation of a clean DREAM Act that would allow DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants, also known as Dreamers , a path to citizenship without the attachment of Trump's border wall funding or the end to the US visa lottery program.
  • Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul previous year

    Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul previous year

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    Court documents say that Boucher saw Paul "stack brush onto a pile near (his) property and 'had enough.'" Boucher then ran over and tacked Paul, according to a release from the Department of Justice. Paul and Boucher are neighbors in Bowling Green. Neighbors told reporters after the incident that Boucher had long resented what he called Paul's haphazard landscaping.
  • What will Republicans say to justify condoning Trump's racist remarks?

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    Nobody on either side - Senate or House; Republican or Democrat - sees a different path at this point. The rest of the participants either blamed both equally or had no opinion. Trump invited the Senate's top Democrat to try to reach a deal to avert a government shutdown . John Cornyn, have resisted taking up the "Gang of Six" plan due to lack of White House support.
  • Applications to renew DACA status resuming

    Applications to renew DACA status resuming

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    The tentative deal unveiled Thursday would give legal status and a pathway to citizenship for dreamers while also providing $2.7 billion for border security - some of which could be used to construct the border wall Trump has proposed. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL who was at the Oval Office meeting claimed the president made the derogatory term. Government funding expires midnight Friday without a deal in place, and some government functions will begin to go dark.
  • Trump cancels Mar-a-Lago trip ahead of anticipated government shutdown

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    The House passed a continuing resolution with a vote of 230 to 197 on Thursday night to avoid a government shutdown, sending the bill to the Senate to vote on. Polls taken after the shutdowns in 1995 and 2013 showed that the presidents won these political battles. President Donald Trump changed plans to stay in Washington on Friday, with the very real threat of a government shutdown at the stroke of midnight landing on the first anniversary of his inauguration.
  • Ryanair pilots vote to accept pay increase

    Ryanair pilots vote to accept pay increase

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    The Spanish pilots' union SEPLA has written to Ryanair accusing management of failing to negotiate in good faith since formally recognising unions before Christmas. Ryanair is continuing its recognition discussions with BALPA, the United Kingdom pilot union, but had agreed with BALPA that these pay increases should not be delayed by these recognition negotiations, which are proceeding quickly.
  • Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

    Trump asks for Supreme Court review of immigration policy

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    If the Supreme Court considers the government appeal at its private conference on Friday, it is likely to set a date for a response by the challengers who had gone to court to overturn the government plan to end DACA . Trump's first travel ban was issued nearly a year ago, nearly immediately after he took office, and was aimed at seven countries. And there are two major problems with any illegal-alien amnesty: It serves as an incentive for future illegal immigration, and it has downstream ...
  • Trump clears medical test: Doctor administered Montreal Cognitive Assessment

    Trump clears medical test: Doctor administered Montreal Cognitive Assessment

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    However, former Obama administration aides were quick to jump to Jackson's defence, describing him as a competent and skilled doctor who treated many White House staff under the previous president. thereby making him ineligible for office - the " girther " conspiracy quickly took hold. Jackson said he would increase Trump's daily dose of Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering drug, and bring in a nutritionist to work with White House chefs.
  • Filth and scratch marks around Turpin family's former homes

    Filth and scratch marks around Turpin family's former homes

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    Dozens of shoes and sneakers, clothes, socks and toiletries have been donated to the children of David and Louise Turpin , who have been accused of starving, shackling and torturing them. Hestrin said three children were chained to furniture when officers arrived, but the parents had freed two of them by the time officers entered the home.
  • Ministers Won't Challenge Release Of Worboys

    Ministers Won't Challenge Release Of Worboys

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    But speaking to MPs, Mr Gauke said he will not seek to block others from taking legal action against the move. Harriet Wistrich, a solicitor with Birnberg Pierce, said in response to today's verdict: "We note the Secretary of State's decision not to proceed with a judicial review of the Parole Board decision".
  • Russian FM Calls US Defense Strategy 'Confrontational'

    Russian FM Calls US Defense Strategy 'Confrontational'

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    Back at the Pentagon , Mr. Colby was quick to point out the department's renewed focus on conventional warfare did not mean USA military planners were abandoning its interests in containing extremist groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
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    It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500. Tirschwell & Loewy Inc decreased its stake in General Electric (GE) by 56.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) shares with value of $273,412 were sold by Brusadelli Maurizio. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to "Conviction Buy" rating in Monday, May 23 report.
  • House Intel Committee Releases Memo on Surveillance Abuses to Colleagues

    House Intel Committee Releases Memo on Surveillance Abuses to Colleagues

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    The most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks' "submit" page. House Intelligence Committee Republicans are reportedly letting lawmakers in the lower chamber see a highly classified report outlining concerns about the conduct of top Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials, and their handling of a surveillance program.
  • Federal Prosecutors Plan to Retry Sen. Menendez in Corruption Case

    Federal Prosecutors Plan to Retry Sen. Menendez in Corruption Case

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    Federal prosecutors say they intend to retry U.S. Sen. "The charges contained in an indictment are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty". Following the hung jury, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for an ethics probe against Menendez. The first trial ended in a mistrial with a deadlocked jury.
  • Stan Wawrinka OUT of the Australian Open amid ongoing knee issue

    Stan Wawrinka OUT of the Australian Open amid ongoing knee issue

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    That's a big step for me. "I only had surgery five months ago", Wawrinka told the Associated Press. If I look the big picture, I know it's really positive. It was by no means a walk like his first-round victory, but it was a solid win for him nonetheless and kept him on his crash course to play Rafael Nadal, who hasn't broke a sweat yet in this Australian Open.
  • Hawaii: Employee Who Sent False Missile Alarm 'Temporarily Reassigned'

    Hawaii: Employee Who Sent False Missile Alarm 'Temporarily Reassigned'

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    While some people in Hawaii may have experienced 38 minutes of terror on Saturday morning, please imagine what it feels like for the Kanaka Maoli - the Hawaiian people - to experience USA military occupation for 125 years. Humber's luck with the phone ran out, however, when it came to alerting the station's master control operators of the false alarm. On Feb. 20, 1971 (also a Saturday morning), a teletype operator at the National Emergency Warning Center at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado played ...
  • Sunny skies will stay around through this weekend

    Sunny skies will stay around through this weekend

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    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. There is a small chance of rain or snow Sunday , otherwise dry and mild weather can be expected. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance for snow likely in the morning, then a chance for snow in the afternoon and colder.
  • Wipro Posts Surprise Fall In Q3 Profit On Higher Costs

    Wipro Posts Surprise Fall In Q3 Profit On Higher Costs

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    India's third-largest software services exporter Wipro posted an 8.5 percent drop in third-quarter net profit on Friday, hurt by higher costs. Wipro had posted a net profit of Rs 2,189.60 crore in the same quarter previous year. "Our unique digital capabilities powered growth in top clients and positioned us well to drive our clients' digital transformation", he said, adding that the digital business contributes over 25% of revenues.
  • Iran vows proper response to new United States sanctions

    Iran vows proper response to new United States sanctions

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    Lavrov spoke days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time to give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the "terrible flaws" of the 2015 nuclear deal . Tehran has said it will not renegotiate the deal, under which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of worldwide sanctions.
  • What You Need To Know About The Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon

    What You Need To Know About The Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon

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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 .
  • Trump postpones Mar-a-Lago fundraiser until spending bill vote

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    A Republican-backed short-term spending bill to fund the government is now in the hands of the Senate after passing the House Thursday night. While the Senate voted to open debate late on January 18, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined a Democratic proposal for a quick vote in order to give the House time to work on a two-day funding bill on Friday to buy time for further negotiations.