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Several people who were at the meeting last week or familiar with the discussions, said Trump disparaged those countries in vulgar, racially tinged terms. Another doctor said the test was "not definitive". "We're doing a decent job with his cholesterol". Trump's numbers are important because at 6-foot, 3 inches and 239 pounds, the president is just an ounce shy of a body mass index that would make him obese.
  • German mother-of-two to hang in Iraq for joining ISIS

    German mother-of-two to hang in Iraq for joining ISIS

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    She was captured by Iraqi forces during the battle for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul past year, Bayrkdar said, adding that she acknowledged joining IS after traveling from Germany to Syria and then to Iraq along with her two daughters. About a third of them returned to the country, 70 of whom are considered combatants, while 145 were killed. Thousands of foreigners have been fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
  • Highway 101 reopens after being swamped by deadly California mudslides

    Highway 101 reopens after being swamped by deadly California mudslides

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    At least 21 people were killed and hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged. Benitez's death follows the deaths of her 10-year-old son, Jonathan, his cousin Kaily Benitez, 3, and Kailly's mother, Marilyn Ramos, 27, from the mudslides. Highway 101 has been cleaned of mud in Santa Barbara County, and workers are now clearing drainage areas and stabilizing embankments so it can reopen, Tim Gubbins of the California Department of Transportation said.
  • India Supreme Court Lifts Ban on 'Padmaavat'

    India Supreme Court Lifts Ban on 'Padmaavat'

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    Yesterday, around 40 members of the outfit in Muzzafarnagar attacked a theatre and torn down the posters of the movie Padmaavat . In its ruling, the top court also blocked other states from issuing similar bans on the film. In the form of states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana, Padmavati received a shocker even after the name of the film is changed to " Padmavat ".
  • SPD congress clears leaders to talk coalitions with Angela Merkel

    SPD congress clears leaders to talk coalitions with Angela Merkel

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    The party's dismal performance prompted Schulz to insist that the party would not enter another grand coalition with the conservatives but would go into opposition instead. Without a single high-profile policy victory, as the conservatives scored with the immigration cap, Schulz will do well to bend skeptical delegates his way.
  • 18 people, incl 14 foreigners, killed in Afghan hotel attack - interior ministry

    18 people, incl 14 foreigners, killed in Afghan hotel attack - interior ministry

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    Three attackers were also killed in the siege, officials said. Ukraine officials said the victims included Ukrainian nationals. Six of those killed were Ukrainians, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who added that his office was working with Afghan law enforcement agencies "to clarify the circumstances of this terrorist act".
  • Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson move in opposite directions in 2018 season debuts

    Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson move in opposite directions in 2018 season debuts

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    The par-five 10th hole proved to be a turning point for both players as Fleetwood posted a birdie and Fisher dropped his first shot of the day following a wayward tee shot. "I was just in the moment and seeing the shots". The four-time major victor will be encouraged by his performance as he seeks to put his well-documented injury problems behind him, but the day belonged to Fleetwood, who will now move into the world's top 10.
  • Two killed, dozens injured in Prague lodge blaze

    Two killed, dozens injured in Prague lodge blaze

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    Police are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at Eurostars David hotel in Prague on Saturday. Two other women died at a hospital, officials said. Among the injured people, there are three Dutch, a Turk and a French, two of the injured remain in serious condition. Prague fire brigade spokesman Martin Kavka told lidovky.cz on Saturday evening: "It's not burning anymore, but the hotel is still very hot smoky".
  • Is Trump's doctor OK? Others question President's 'excellent health'

    Is Trump's doctor OK? Others question President's 'excellent health'

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    USA government workers were told to stay home or, in some cases, work without pay until new funding is approved in the first federal government shutdown since a 16-day funding lapse in October 2013. A senior White House official said Trump does not believe he has an ally on this issue in Graham, a Republican who has long tried to partner with Democrats on immigration legislation.
  • Cuomo vows to reopen Statue of Liberty as shutdown enters second day

    Cuomo vows to reopen Statue of Liberty as shutdown enters second day

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    Signs placed throughout Battery Park by Statue Cruises warned of the shutdown, advertising tickets for a one-hour "harbor tour", of sites including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge for $24 for adults. Cuomo said he will use state funds to keep the sites open, saying they will reopen on Monday, according to WPIX11 NY. Neklas Kruse, 25, was visiting the city for five days from Germany, and made a decision to try the harbor tour, admitting he was "a little bit" disappointed he ...
  • England take unassailable 3-0 lead in series - Match In Focus

    England take unassailable 3-0 lead in series - Match In Focus

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    The big hits came out as boundaries and sixes flowed like a river at the SCG. Buttler was only slightly the more active partner in his century stand with Woakes, who hit five fours and two sixes in a superb unbeaten 53 off 36 balls. Jonny Bairstow (39) and Eoin Morgan (41) chipped in the the Three Lions but it was the Buttler-Woakes partnership from only 11.5 overs that allowed England to pass 300.
  • Trump's Travel Ban Faces New SCOTUS Test, as Justices Grant Review

    Trump's Travel Ban Faces New SCOTUS Test, as Justices Grant Review

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    The appeals court ruled that Trump had exceeded the authority Congress had given him over immigration and had violated a part of the immigration laws barring discrimination in the issuance of visas. However, the Court never had a chance to rule on the second version, because it was abandoned by the Administration when it prepared a third, and permanent, version in September.
  • Trump Denies He Is A Racist After Weekend Of Accusations

    Trump Denies He Is A Racist After Weekend Of Accusations

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    US President Donald Trump has denied being "racist" in the wake of a scandal and wide condemnation triggered by his alleged reference to Haiti and African nations as "s***holes" amid attempts to reach a deal on immigrant children. Mr Trump has said he would end DACA , and his Twitter comments came as lawmakers worked on a bipartisan compromise on immigration policy. While meeting with lawmakers about a potential immigration deal, Mr.
  • Erdogan announces the launch of ground operation in Syria's Afrin

    Erdogan announces the launch of ground operation in Syria's Afrin

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    The state-run Anadolu news agency said the Turkish troops, whose number was not specified, were advancing alongside forces from the pro-Ankara rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) and were already five kilometres (three miles) inside Syria. Turkey accuses the YPG of being the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged a rebellion in Turkey for more than three decades and is regarded as a terror group by Ankara and the European Union and US.
  • White House Physician: Trump's 'Overall Health Is Excellent'

    White House Physician: Trump's 'Overall Health Is Excellent'

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    Trump also said he was "ready, willing and able " to reach a deal to protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported but that he did not believe Democrats wanted an agreement. Asked whether Trump is a racist , Young said that "you don't help someone who has an alcohol problem by constantly calling him a drunk. I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting", Durbin said.
  • Dropped Aubameyang has future at Dortmund: Club

    Dropped Aubameyang has future at Dortmund: Club

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    The report comes after sporting director Michael Zorc reveald hehas been dropped from the squad ahead of their next game against Hertha as his proposed move to Arsenal draws closer. "Of course it is a big issue within the team", the German worldwide said. Davie Selke fired Hertha into the lead right after the interval. It's quite odd that the Dortmund squad have been effected so deeply in this way by the former AC Milan forward moving on considering he has been suspended three times ...
  • Russian FM calls for preservation of Iran nuclear deal

    Russian FM calls for preservation of Iran nuclear deal

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    Starting from the first week of January, the Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned embassy officials of all 20 countries invited to the meeting, including Japan , South Korea and the United States, and lodged a protest separately, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

    Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

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    The ministry said that "to prevent possible provocations, to exclude the threat to life and health of Russian servicemen, the operational group of the Center for Reconciliation of warring parties and military police in the Afrin area is relocated to the Tell-Adjar area".
  • The North Korean girl band performing at the Winter Olympics

    The North Korean girl band performing at the Winter Olympics

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    North and South Korea remain technically at war since the Korean war ended with armistice, not a peace treaty, in 1953. Photos showed a smiling Hyon shaking heads with a South Korean official upon arrival at the border. Outside critics dismissed Kim's overture as a tactic to use improved ties with Seoul to weaken US -led global sanctions over North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile programs.
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    North Dakota "Blue Alert" Suspect Appears in Court

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    The suspect who allegedly tried to run down a Bismarck police officer and triggered a statewide Blue Alert manhunt appeared in court in South Dakota. Bismarck Police reported Villalobos' arrest around 9:45 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 29 at the Argusville exit. Police have not yet provided details of Villalobos' condition. Bismarck Police Sergeant Mark Buschena said the incident began shortly before 11 am Thursday, as officers were assisting the state Parole and Probation department with a ...
  • Saudi Arabia claims intercepting another ballistic missile fired from Yemen

    Saudi Arabia claims intercepting another ballistic missile fired from Yemen

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    Yemen's defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than two years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far. Saudi Arabia said on November 4 it intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh's King Khaled Airport. Col. Al-Maliki renewed his call for the global community to take serious and effective steps to stop the blatant Iranian violations of continued smuggling and transfer of ballistic missiles and weapons to terrorist groups ...
  • Trump shows immaturity by making fun of Durbin

    Trump shows immaturity by making fun of Durbin

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    In a meeting on Thursday with some American lawmakers on USA immigration policy, Trump reportedly stated that the United States should accept migrants from countries like Norway, not the said "shithole" countries . Trump said: "We want 'em to come in from everywhere, everywhere". We're ready to go. Republicans will need at least some Democratic votes to pass a bill ahead of a Friday deadline.
  • Trump to Mark One-Year Anniversary With Gala at Mar-a-Lago

    Trump to Mark One-Year Anniversary With Gala at Mar-a-Lago

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    The event, which may come amid a government shutdown, is being hosted by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and gambling magnate Steve Wynn, Bloomberg reported Thursday evening . The latest FAA notification indicated no presidential travel planned to Palm Beach County this weekend. An outspoken defender of Trump who once said it could be risky to be a supporter of the president, Pirro was referencing a remark from Trump a week earlier, in which he reportedly ...
  • This is the Cognitive Test the President Passed

    This is the Cognitive Test the President Passed

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    Jackson's name. The president is "very sharp" and "very articulate" in their conversations and does not repeat himself, he said. As far as he knows, Jackson said this is the first time a doctor has performed a cognitive assessment on a president.
  • Kyle Edmund clinches first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Australian Open

    Kyle Edmund clinches first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Australian Open

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    Other than Andy Murray , Edmund becomes the first British man to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals since John Lloyd in 1985. The world No. He was playing really well, but so was I. "It was a very close first set, he was hitting the ball very clean and dictating a lot of the points". The Spaniard was given his toughest test of the tournament today by Diego Schwartzman, who took the second set of their clash and spent almost four hours on court with the world No 1.
  • Is President Trump's doctor OK?

    Is President Trump's doctor OK?

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    He added that "What is the worst thing that allows bigotry and hate to proliferate is people who. stand by and do nothing when it's said". Trump questioned why the US would accept immigrants from Haiti and demanded that they be taken out of the deal, corroborating accounts of the disparaging comments.
  • Approval of US Leadership Hits All-Time Low under Trump

    Approval of US Leadership Hits All-Time Low under Trump

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    Disapproval rates for the USA have changed accordingly, beginning at 34 percent in Bush's last year and then dropping into the 20s throughout the Obama administration, and now spiking to 43 percent after year one under Trump . Additionally, the poll indicates that 42 percent of Americans believe Trump is changing the nation for the worse and 36 percent believe he's changing it for the better.
  • On Inauguration Anniversary, Portland Marches Take On Plethora Of Issues

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    Jade Byard Peek, a transgender woman of African-Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaq heritage, said she and others felt uncomfortable and under attack at last year's event. The Democratic governor, Murphy's husband of more than 20 years, introduced the First Lady during a round of speeches marking the first anniversary of the Women's March .
  • Atlanta Named Finalist In Amazon Headquarter Sweepstakes

    Atlanta Named Finalist In Amazon Headquarter Sweepstakes

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    At City Hall Mayor Steve Adler and Council Member Ann Kitchen seem to be cautiously optimistic about the news. The Seattle-based tech giant sparked a bidding war previous year when it announced plans to build a new 8 million-square-foot campus that would cost $5 billion and create up to 50,000 new jobs .
  • California 'house of horrors' shines spotlight on home schooling

    California 'house of horrors' shines spotlight on home schooling

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    The California Department of Education lists Mr Turpin as the school's "principal" on its website. "The victimization appeared to intensify over time", Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said. It is not known whether her sister Louise experienced the same traumatic childhood. Flores, herself, did not witness any abuse firsthand. "I saw them about 7 or 8pm on Saturday".
  • Thousands protest one year after Trump takes reins

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    One year later, marchers were out in force again in hopes of extending those messages to an even wider audience. Lilu Wray, 9, held up a sign that read "SAVE MY FUTURE IMPEACH!" Kelley Robinson, Planned Parenthood's national organizing director, told CNN that it's "nothing new for women to be involved in elections", but said that many women who marched past year had been spurred to run for office themselves .
  • USA health agency to issue religious objection regulation

    USA health agency to issue religious objection regulation

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    HHS announced yesterday the establishment of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the OCR to specialize in enforcement of and compliance with laws that protect conscience and free exercise of religion , and that prohibit coercion and discrimination.
  • Turkish Air Strikes Target Kurdish Militia In Syria

    Turkish Air Strikes Target Kurdish Militia In Syria

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    Turkey described as far from satisfactory USA assurances playing down plans to create a border force in northern Syria made up of Kurdish militia forces deemed as "terrorists" by Ankara . from their [the terrorists'] oppression and cruelty.". Moscow's green light is necessary for a Turkish operation into Afrin, where Russian military observers have deployed since previous year to prevent such a confrontation.
  • First Fragments of Michigan Meteor Found

    First Fragments of Michigan Meteor Found

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    Ward said they talk to landowners and get permission to hunt, and they don't normally give specific locations. The team has already picked out one sample they plan to send to the Field Museum in Chicago, Atkins said. Of those, about 99.8 percent come from asteroids - small, rocky bodies in our solar system. It's rare to see a meteoroid over MI, he said. "They've been orbiting our sun since the formation of the planets".
  • The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal's latest victim, Simone Biles

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    Raisman is one of the most recognizable members of the United States gymnastics team, but she never stops emphasizing that each woman's voice matters equally. Her sister Madeline was also abused. Wieber and Raisman had contacted the Michigan Attorney General's Office earlier this week asking for permission to speak on Friday, officials said.
  • Djokovic overcomes injury scare, defeats Vinolas at Australian Open

    Djokovic overcomes injury scare, defeats Vinolas at Australian Open

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    Where can I get tickets for Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils? . "It was right at the limit", Djokovic said. "I thought, it is going to be a big challenge for both of us". "It was 2 hours, 20 minutes, straight-sets win, but I had to earn it", he said. "I trained this winter in Miami. That's why I'm forced to be very cautious of what happens day to day, to be dedicated to my body and training".
  • Turkey begins military operation against US-backed Syrian border force

    Turkey begins military operation against US-backed Syrian border force

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    Talking to Sputnik, he said that Turkish air Forces hit some 100 positions in the Afrin area, but did not injure any YPG staff. The Turkish Army stated that the operation is named " Olive Branch " and started at 17.00 in local time. The operation was carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on global law, UN Security Council's decisions and self-defense rights under the UN charter, said the military.
  • North, South Korea Solidify Plans to March Together at Olympics

    North, South Korea Solidify Plans to March Together at Olympics

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    While South Korea hopes to use the games to improve relations with its rival after a year of animosity over North Korea's rapidly expanding nuclear program, some experts view Kim's overture as an attempt to weaken USA -led worldwide sanctions against the North and buy time to further advance his nuclear weapons program.
  • Thousands of Bay Areans take to streets for Women's March

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    The rallies took place exactly one year after Trump took office, and one day before the anniversary of the Women's March, a large-scale protest around the world for human rights. "As a former registered nurse, I can tell you that none of this anti-abortion legislation makes any sense from a health perspective". "I think it's unbelievable".