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The Senate adjourned until noon on Saturday, and there could be a vote on the shorter funding window if Democrats agree. President Donald Trump phoned Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY to invite him to the White House yesterday afternoon to try to reach some sort of accord.
  • Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

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    Trump insisted in a tweet on Friday that he " never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country". Trump has not clarified to aides what he said. "What can I tell you?" he said. "Ask anyone who's dealt with both". Trump and some Republicans have said the senators' agreement is insufficient.
  • 'Active shooter' suspect arrested in Colorado Springs

    'Active shooter' suspect arrested in Colorado Springs

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    At about 3:40 p.m., police responded to reports of a domestic violence incident at the 5600 block of North Union Boulevard, said Colorado Springs police Lt. No one was hit, and no additional shots have been fired. Residents were asked to stay inside and away from windows. The suspect, described as measuring 6-feet-6 inches tall, evaded police through the night.
  • Turkey Strikes Kurds In Afrin

    Turkey Strikes Kurds In Afrin

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    On January 20, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the beginning of the operation in Afrin. The operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as to eliminate terrorists and to protect Syrian people from the terrorists' oppression and cruelty.
  • Turkey begins military operation in Syria

    Turkey begins military operation in Syria

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    The YPG's political branch, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), said earlier on Saturday that 25 civilians had been wounded in the Turkish bombing. Turkey is fighting the PKK in the country's south-east. "Therefore, as we hold the Turkish occupation responsible for these attacks, we also hold Russian Federation responsible for these attacks and for any massacre of civilians".
  • Vikings release final injury report for NFC Championship

    Vikings release final injury report for NFC Championship

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    If there is any fan base that has been tortured by the postseason the most . "I wanted to retire from the National Football League, and I really struggled", Foles said. Whether they plan to experience the excitement in-person or on TV, the Philadelphia faithful are predicting a win this weekend. In addition, Minnesota may have the added pressure of trying to win in order to host the Super Bowl in its home stadium.
  • Graham: White House staff gave Trump 'really bad advice' on DACA

    Graham: White House staff gave Trump 'really bad advice' on DACA

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    Trump made the denial late Sunday as he arrived for dinner with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Lindsey Graham , who was in the meeting, substantiated Durbin's claim. "To me, this is the example of the problem that we're having", said Farris, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
  • US Criticizes Turkish Shelling of Kurdish-Held Syria Region

    US Criticizes Turkish Shelling of Kurdish-Held Syria Region

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    At one point during the interview, Cankili said that "operation has already started de facto" with artillery fire from the Turkish border. His remarks followed a statement earlier in the day by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said a military operation had begun in Afrin and that another operation in nearby Manbij would follow.
  • Malaysian farmers protest Europe's push to curb palm oil imports

    Malaysian farmers protest Europe's push to curb palm oil imports

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    In April 2017, 640 MEPs voted for the ban of palm oil usage in biofuels, however, during yesterday's parliamentary meeting, the number of voters agreeing to the ban had reduced to 429 MEPs. "This represents about 4 percent to 5 percent of the total palm oil produced and consumed globally", said RHB Research Institute's analyst Hoe Lee Leng in a report Thursday.
  • Damascus Deplores US Military Presence in Syria

    Damascus Deplores US Military Presence in Syria

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    The Turkish Defense Minister said that the operation was " de facto " underway. TEV-DEM said the People's Defense Units (YPG), Women's Defense Units (YPJ) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - armed groups supporting the democratic confederalism model - were "acting within the frame of self-defence".
  • Rep. Meehan denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow

    Rep. Meehan denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow

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    According to the Times, the complaints of sexual misconduct were filed by Meehan's former aide, who was said to be decades younger than him and who remained anonymous in the story. The Times report said that Meehan settled the case with payments made from a congressional office fund, which allowed the money to be disguised as salary.
  • Seoul wants Olympic momentum to lead to US-North Korea talks

    Seoul wants Olympic momentum to lead to US-North Korea talks

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    North Korea's participation was agreed to in a meeting between IOC President Thomas Bach, the organizers of the Pyeongchang games, and the national Olympic committees of both nations. "Adding somebody so close to the Olympics is a little bit risky just for team chemistry because the girls have been together for so long", Murray said.
  • Furious Zimbabwe Army Officer Who Toppled Mugabe Warns Bigot President Donald Trump

    Furious Zimbabwe Army Officer Who Toppled Mugabe Warns Bigot President Donald Trump

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    Aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist , said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation. Trump decamped to his Florida estate for the long weekend, spending hours each day at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
  • Turkey Announced the Offensive Against the Syrian City of Afrin

    Turkey Announced the Offensive Against the Syrian City of Afrin

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    Turkish state media reported that Russian soldiers had evacuated ahead of the offensive but the YPG said they remained in place. Any ground operation would entail considerable military and political risk for Ankara. Differences over Syria policy have further complicated Turkey's already hard relationship with the United States, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member.
  • Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

    Trump declares 'I am not a racist'

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    Dick Durbin , D-Ill., and some Republicans. Some say Trump did not use the word. Senator Lindsey Graham, another Republican participant, told fellow South Carolina Senator Tim Scott the media reports of the comments were "basically accurate", according to The Post and Courier.
  • Turkish jets hammer Syrian town to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

    Turkish jets hammer Syrian town to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

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    He declined to explicitly say whether he was going to engage in talks with White House officials. Pentagon officials backtracked midweek, insisting the force will operate within Syria to protect areas liberated from Daesh after Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned of "irreversible damage" to Turkish-US relations.
  • Instagram reveals when users were last on the app

    Instagram reveals when users were last on the app

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    People are actively using Instagram and it's becoming more popular day by day. All you need to do is scroll down to the " show activity status " option, which is below other options such as vibration customization and language. Another report from WABetaInfo Instagram is testing out a security feature on its app. These new features will add a handful of new security options to your account so user will not have to worry about the Internet threats in future.
  • Trump burnishes his pro-life credentials at DC rally

    Trump burnishes his pro-life credentials at DC rally

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    The president linked his pro-life stance to America's founding principles. "Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence". This commonsense bill ensures abortion survivors have that right. "Because we love, because we pray, because we fast - because I believe that prayer coupled with fasting is highly efficacious -" said Smith, at which point the hundreds of thousands listeners interrupted with cheers.
  • Federer, Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

    Federer, Djokovic hold court on Open day 6

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    Djokovic, a six-time victor at Melbourne Park, is playing his first tournament since the Wimbledon after missing the second half of 2017 with an elbow injury. 29 Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 7-5. I have maybe some tensions in the muscles or whatever, some kind of physical challenges. The Japanese 20-year-old's win finally marked some success in the third round at a major - she was previously 0 for 5.
  • McDonald to become Sinn Fein President on February 10th

    McDonald to become Sinn Fein President on February 10th

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    Sinn Fein's president-elect Mary Lou McDonald has said that the party will aim to convince unionists that a United Ireland is the best way forward for everyone. Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for nearly 50 years, announced he would step down as leader of the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) last November after more than three decades in charge.
  • AAP calls EC's move to disqualify 20 MLAS as unconstitutional

    AAP calls EC's move to disqualify 20 MLAS as unconstitutional

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    Holding up a purported order from the commission on June 23, 2017, Delhi AAP chief Gopal Rai told a press conference: "The order said that the date of hearing for the MLAs will be communicated". Constitutional experts were surprised over the timing of his recommendation to the President. "These 21 MLAs were made parliamentary secretaries to ministers only to ensure that they too enjoyed ministerial perks such as an office, an official vehicle", Maken told reporters here.
  • Russian Federation at United Nations warns collapse of Iran deal can be…

    Russian Federation at United Nations warns collapse of Iran deal can be…

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    Earlier on Tuesday, Chinese state media said Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call that unity on the North Korean issue was extremely important and the hard-earned easing of tensions must continue. She said Iran had violated its 2015 nuclear pact and become the "greatest cause of instability in the Middle East". "Clearly the failure of the JCPOA, especially as a result of one of the parties.
  • Watch this exclusive interview with ski racing icon Lindsey Vonn

    Watch this exclusive interview with ski racing icon Lindsey Vonn

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    Vonn returned to racing this season after another longish absence due to injury. The most successful US female Alpine skier with nine medals - four Olympic and five at world championships - has struggled with hip pain throughout her career and formally retired in the Italian resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday.
  • Macron hints at EU-UK trade compromise

    Macron hints at EU-UK trade compromise

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    The French president said that while a special solution could be secured, full access to the single market without accepting its rules was "not feasible". He did, however, stress that he does not want to "unplug" the city from the EU. 'It doesn't make sense, ' he told Marr. PA Wire/PA Images Macron said of the Brexit referendum: "It's a mistake when you just ask "yes" or "no", when you don't ask people how to improve the situation and explain how to improve it".
  • White House says Trump won't apologize

    White House says Trump won't apologize

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    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said that Republican colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said Trump had drastically changed his tune on a compromise immigration bill just before the Thursday meeting. Asked Tuesday about Trump and some Republicans challenging his honesty, Durbin tells reporters, "Politics ain't beanbag". DURBIN: Do you recall that the "strong language" he used repeated exactly what the president had said prior to that? The White House issued a statement that didn't ...
  • I am not a racist, says Donald Trump

    I am not a racist, says Donald Trump

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    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents would probably be discontinued. "Not just once but repeatedly". Other Republicans at the meeting cravenly claimed deafness or memory loss. Another Republican Senator who was there, Lindsey Graham, did not deny the comments were made.
  • Donald Trump Slams Senate Democrats

    Donald Trump Slams Senate Democrats

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    Congress must act by midnight on Friday or the government will shut down . The stopgap bill was sent to the Senate , where it faced stiff opposition from Democrats . About one in seven Republicans polled also pin the blame on the GOP. Trump, who has warned a shutdown will hurt the US military , tweeted Friday night it was "not looking good" and that "Dems want a shutdown" to diminish the success of the Republican tax overhaul.
  • 17 killed in Bawana fire, PM expresses grief

    17 killed in Bawana fire, PM expresses grief

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    Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Modi said, "Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana ". The police have so far confirmed nine deaths in the fire. Most of the victims died due to asphyxiation, officials said. North Delhi mayor Preety Agarwal has rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
  • Afghanistan: Kabul intercontinental hotel under terrorist attack

    Afghanistan: Kabul intercontinental hotel under terrorist attack

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    The attackers had been in the hotel kitchen, then moved to the fourth floor, an Afghan special forces commander told CNN. "We are hiding in our rooms". A conference on Afghanistan-China relations was held at the hotel earlier Saturday, attended by the Chinese embassy's political counsellor Zhang Zhixin.
  • Britain warns citizens staying in Montego Bay

    Britain warns citizens staying in Montego Bay

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    James Parish", it said in a statement. "A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "[Tourists] should follow local advice including restrictions in selected areas, and exercise particular care if travelling at night. Four attackers with AK-47s riddled the vehicle, killing the driver and injuring the other two adult passengers, while the child escaped unhurt. Hours later, another man was shot four times, also near the airport, prompting Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take action.
  • International Olympic Committee cuts number of Russians eligible for Games

    International Olympic Committee cuts number of Russians eligible for Games

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    Pairs figure skater Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik, bronze medal winners at last year's Asian Winter Games, are the only North Koreans to qualify for Pyeongchang 2018 by right, although they needed to be awarded an extra quota place after a deadline set by the International Skating Union to register them for the Olympics was missed.
  • 'Girther Movement' Has People Questioning Trump's Weight

    'Girther Movement' Has People Questioning Trump's Weight

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    Jackson himself clarified in his briefing with reporters on the President's health that the exam is only "a screening assessment for cognitive impairment", not a detailed survey of any sort. Trump was 70 when he took office, making him the oldest person ever elected to the U.S.'s highest office. It appears that CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is drawing a different conclusion about President Trump's health than the White House's own physician.
  • Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was germophobe, possibly bipolar

    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was germophobe, possibly bipolar

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    Paddock also visited the San Diego Tourism Authority website, sandiego.org, at least once the same day he searched for La Jolla, the investigation revealed. That doctor also told police that he believed Paddock "may have had bipolar disorder", but that Paddock did not want to discuss his mental health, "seemed fearful of medications" and refused anti-depression medication.
  • Trump Defies Critics, Speeds Up Move of US Embassy to Jerusalem

    Trump Defies Critics, Speeds Up Move of US Embassy to Jerusalem

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    Nevertheless, Sisi claims he will continue to seek an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, amid concerns over a recent New York Times report suggesting that Cairo was protesting Trump's Jerusalem decision in public, but backing it in private.
  • Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

    Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

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    I put the question to Bandy X. Lee, the Yale Medical School psychiatrist who compiled the controversial book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump ", raising doubts about Trump's mental fitness. To say that his health is excellent, it's like medicine is gaslighting us now. Watch more of late-night TV's reaction to Trump's health report above.