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Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him. The woman said she never cashed the check, nor did she sign the proposed confidentiality agreement. MPR said it notified its board October 26 and launched an independent investigation a few days later.
  • Political Rhetoric Dominates NAFTA Talks In Montreal

    Political Rhetoric Dominates NAFTA Talks In Montreal

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    Lighthizer as the NAFTA talks resume. The decision by Canada and Mexico to sign the reformed Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is unlikely to affect the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement , the two countries' chief negotiators said today.
  • Venezuela's Maduro Seeks Re-Election in April Polls

    Venezuela's Maduro Seeks Re-Election in April Polls

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    Should the presidential vote be perceived as fraudulent, further foreign sanctions could come, including from U.S. President Donald Trump who has made opposition to Maduro a prominent feature of his foreign policy. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a public act in Caracas January 23, 2018. Previous year alone saw two major fraudulent votes, the first being to elect members of Maduro's "national constituent assembly", an illegal parallel legislature that stripped elected ...
  • Evangelical Leaders Give Trump a Pass for Alleged Porn-Star Affair

    Evangelical Leaders Give Trump a Pass for Alleged Porn-Star Affair

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    They let him have a do-over. "These alleged affairs, they're alleged with Trump , didn't happen while he was in office", Graham continued, noting Clifford's reported encounter was from 2006. "They have no voice of authority anymore for me". Evangelical Christians, says Perkins, "were exhausted of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists".
  • A Chunk Of Australia Was Once Part Of North America

    A Chunk Of Australia Was Once Part Of North America

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    Our data shows these sediments were deposited off the coast of North America adjacent to present-day Canada, and later transferred to Australia. Pangea was the last so-called supercontinent which began to split up about 175 million years ago.
  • Medicaid expansion under Obamacare led to more timely surgeries

    Medicaid expansion under Obamacare led to more timely surgeries

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    An hour after the 8 PM ballot return deadline, the Yes vote had swamped the No, 61% to 39%. Among those counties are Tillamook and Columbia in the northwest corner of Oregon. It passed there, with 58 percent in favor. Wallowa County voters narrowly rejected it 51 percent to 49 percent. Later he backed off his Medicaid promise.
  • Indonesian special forces drank snake blood to impress James Mattis

    Indonesian special forces drank snake blood to impress James Mattis

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    Later in the week Mattis plans to fly to Hawaii for talks with US commanders and to meet with his South Korean counterpart to discuss the situation with North Korea. Indonesia has also increasingly asserted itself against Chinese expansion, appearing to align with USA efforts to curb its military reach. "And so we appreciate their leadership on that, leading by example and stepping up".
  • Can Trump play to his base and the Davos globalists?

    Can Trump play to his base and the Davos globalists?

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    Regarding the globalisation versus "America First" debate at Davos , Mr. Mnuchin evaded any direct reply, but said it is an important forum and as the largest economy in the world, their objective is to be here to interact with important counterparts.
  • Ireland manager O'Neill extends contract until 2020

    Ireland manager O'Neill extends contract until 2020

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    The Republic of Ireland were drawn with Wales and Denmark in Group 4 of League B in the UEFA Nations League . Bizarrely, he also reproached RTÉ's Tony O'Donoghue for a "verbal attack" after the World Cup loss to Denmark. "I thought you just asked me that question before?" On Wednesday in Lausanne, what should have been a very straightforward interview about the competition quickly turned very uncomfortable when O'Donoghue suggested that O'Neill was stung by criticism in the wake of the ...
  • Ram Charan Rangasthalam 1985 Teaser Released Watch Now

    Ram Charan Rangasthalam 1985 Teaser Released Watch Now

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    Ram Charan's Rangasthalam teaser is slated to release today, 24 January at 4.15 pm. Because of his disability, he is fondly called as "sound engineer" by the villagers. A bearded, rugged, lungi- wearing Chitti Babu (Ram Charan) is Rangasthalam's engineer. Pooja Hegde is also expected to make a special cameo in the film.
  • Anti-LGBTQ governor voted religious freedom ambassador

    Anti-LGBTQ governor voted religious freedom ambassador

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    Earlier, he had raced to Capitol Hill after a 49-49 tie to end a filibuster of Brownback's nomination. The initial vote was 49-49, but Pence broke the tie, making it 50-49. "Governor Brownback could not bring himself to muster a resounding 'no, ' " Menendez said. "There is a vast difference between combating the real and horrific persecution facing religious minorities across the globe and Brownback's own record of distorting religious freedom to promote anti-LGBTQ discrimination", said a ...
  • Tammy Duckworth to be first serving United States senator to give birth

    Tammy Duckworth to be first serving United States senator to give birth

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    Tammy Duckworth can't stop racking up those firsts. Tammy, a retired lieutenant colonel, lost both of her legs in the Iraq War when her helicopter was shot down. Sen. Tammy Duckwork is no stranger to firsts: She is already the first Asian American woman to be elected to Congress from her home state of IL and the first disabled woman to win election from any state.
  • The Government Shutdown Is Over for Now

    The Government Shutdown Is Over for Now

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    The House voted late Thursday on a patchwork bill to fund the government through February 16, but a mix of Senate Democrats and Republicans appears poised to reject that legislation and refuse to pass a new budget, ushering in the first government shutdown since 2013.
  • Newsflash: Maimane steps in, prepares Cape Town for disaster measures

    Newsflash: Maimane steps in, prepares Cape Town for disaster measures

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    Just last month such scenes would not have played out, but the increasingly worrying possibility of the city's taps running dry has forced residents into rethinking their sourcing and use of water. "I was the mayor in the mid-2000s and the national department says they warned us then that we would run out of water". The Cape Town Dams System consisting of six dams serving mainly City of Cape Town this week is at 25.3%.
  • California parents accused of torturing 13 children planned to move to Oklahoma

    California parents accused of torturing 13 children planned to move to Oklahoma

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    The Turpins have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them. Louise and David Turpin were married 33 years ago, but have since renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas at least three times - most recently in 2015. An attorney who represented the couple at the bankruptcy hearing told CNN that there was "nothing out of the ordinary" about them. When found, they hadn't been to a doctor in over four years and had never been to a dentist, he added.
  • 'Will See You Soon': Justin Trudeau tells PM Modi during Davos meeting

    'Will See You Soon': Justin Trudeau tells PM Modi during Davos meeting

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    Ross, who arrived at the WEF in Davos Wednesday, told reporters Trudeau's speech was designed "to put a little pressure on the U.S.in the NAFTA talks". Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India, as Canada works closely with Indian leaders to advance economic opportunities in both countries.
  • Trump meets with mayors after some cancel

    Trump meets with mayors after some cancel

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    Harp was among the mayors invited to a meeting with the president. 'The White House has been very clear that we don't support sanctuary cities, we support enforcing the law and following the law and that is the Department of Justice's job to do exactly that, ' Huckabee Sanders said.
  • Saudi Arabian camel beauty contest disqualifies several contestants for using Botox

    Saudi Arabian camel beauty contest disqualifies several contestants for using Botox

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    The camels take part in a series of races and show competitions in the hope of bagging a portion of the combined prize fund of 213 million riyals ($57 million). The possibility that a Botox-injected camel could win big money or go to a buyer for a high price, months before it returns to its regular appearance, has anxious some attendees of the event, who want beauty pageant cheats to be punished just the same as giving performance-enhancing drugs to a racing camel is punished.
  • South Korea to Protest Before WTO Regarding US Tariffs

    South Korea to Protest Before WTO Regarding US Tariffs

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    Coronal Energy has a robust, multi-gigawatt solar development pipeline in the United States and has commissioned several hundred megawatts over the last two years alone. And solar panel costs continue to fall as efficiencies increase. About 13 gigawatts, or one-tenth of Chinese companies' capacity, is in the region, according to BNEF .
  • Shiv Sena Breaks Ties With BJP In Maharashtra

    Shiv Sena Breaks Ties With BJP In Maharashtra

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    Raut said, " BJP will be Sena's enemy in the elections, as the Congress is in a state of hibernation and the NCP has not been able to get its act together in the State". There was speculation that a sizeable section of Sena MLAs were in touch with Fadnavis and were willing to be a part of the government. Twenty seats were given to the Shiv Sena in a seat-sharing arrangement.
  • Pew Poll Makes It Official: Democrats Abandon Israel

    Pew Poll Makes It Official: Democrats Abandon Israel

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    Since 2001, Pew noted, the share of Republicans sympathizing more with Israel than the Palestinians has increased 29 percentage points, from 50 per cent to 79 per cent. 79% of Republicans responded that Trump is striking the right balance. In 2016, 33 percent of liberal Democrats sympathized with Israel, while 19 percent did so this year.
  • Trump says willing to give DACA immigrants citizenship in 10-12 years

    Trump says willing to give DACA immigrants citizenship in 10-12 years

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    The government shutdown reached its third day on Monday, with both Republicans and Democrats pointing fingers at each other over negotiations regarding immigration reform, the Children's Health Insurance Program and other interests. "After decades of inaction by Congress, it's time we work together to solve this issue once and for all", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wednesday.
  • Emmanuel Macron: 'France is back as a European reformer'

    Emmanuel Macron: 'France is back as a European reformer'

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    The EU should embark on a 10-year plan to become a major power that will act differently than the USA and China, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum . He said a number of political and economic reforms were required in the eurozone and beyond to make sure future challenges could be met successfully .
  • Davis expects agreed Brexit transition deal within 8 weeks

    Davis expects agreed Brexit transition deal within 8 weeks

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    Companies badly needed clarity that the Brexit talks were not heading for the rocks, or they would begin to move jobs and investment offshore, she said. He told Davis during the committee hearing that forcing the U.K.to accept the rule of the ECJ and abide by the regulations of the single market during the transition period would make Britain "a vassal state".
  • In Davos, European leaders try to counterbalance Trump views

    In Davos, European leaders try to counterbalance Trump views

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    President Donald Trump's economics team landed in Davos , bringing with them their boss's "America First" agenda. But it wasn't entirely about Trump; she also saw Davos as a chance to send Germany's signal to the world: Yes, we are still here, and we do want a strong Europe.
  • Royal Rumble Date And Location Announced

    Royal Rumble Date And Location Announced

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    Let us break down the 10 likely superstars who may win the Royal Rumble match this year at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. The past two times WWE were at the Alamodone in San Antonio, Texas which has a seating capacity of around 60,000 people.
  • Zimbabwe is 'open for business,' new president Emmerson Mnangagwa tells Davos

    Zimbabwe is 'open for business,' new president Emmerson Mnangagwa tells Davos

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    But this time, I have gone further and said the European Union, if they want to observe our elections, I will welcome them. Mr Mugabe was ousted in November following 37 years in power. Zimbabwe had been suspended from the Commonwealth in 2002 following an election that was disputed by the worldwide community. The 28-member bloc said after Monday's meeting it would welcome an invitation to monitor the election later this year if Zimbabwe invites it to do so, the embassy statement said.
  • What is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test?

    What is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test?

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    Trump has faced several questions about his mental fitness to be president. In response to speculation that the president has mental health problems, Jackson said, " In my opinion, that s just tabloid psychiatry ". "I've always been more of a believer in diet 'cause I'm strong, you know?" "He has incredible genes , I just assume ". Trump said in the Reuters interview that he already gets exercise.
  • Two Congress Dems Ask Twitter, Facebook to Censor Russian Bots

    Two Congress Dems Ask Twitter, Facebook to Censor Russian Bots

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    Both Facebook and Twitter confirmed that they'd received the letter . The authors are Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. A spokesman for the House Intelligence Committee blasted the Democrats for pushing the false narrative. It adds that numerous accounts are not directly controlled by the Russian government but play roles in amplifying key themes put forth by Russian government media.
  • Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region

    Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region

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    SW winds at 15-25 miles per hour., with gusts over 35mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Wednesday Morning: Many of us are down in the 20's and 30's this morning. South southeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Calm wind becoming south, southwest 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon.
  • Babies R Us closing Erie location

    Babies R Us closing Erie location

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    The company, which is in billions of dollars in debt, says it is looking to restructure and focus heavily on their Babies R Us registry, which they feel give them a competitive advantage. " A Message to Our Customers ", Toys "R" Us, last accessed January 24, 2018. The company's attorneys in court told the bankruptcy judge that more time is needed to decide which of its 880 us stores to close.
  • Take-off for easyJet shares as rival airlines struggle

    Take-off for easyJet shares as rival airlines struggle

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    The airline looks to have benefited from a re-shaping of the industry past year, helping to support fares and keep flights full. EasyJet said it has seen a positive trading environment based on the strength of its network and customer proposition, capacity reductions and lower growth in easyJet markets, in particular as a result of the bankruptcies of Monarch , Air Berlin and Alitalia as well as the impact from Ryanair's flight cancellations.
  • Governor Abbott Proclaims Jan. 21-27

    Governor Abbott Proclaims Jan. 21-27 "Texas School Choice Week"

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    The event was sponsored by Children's Scholarship Fund , Granite State Home Educators , Catholic Schools of New Hampshire , School Choice for NH and NH Alliance for Public Charter Schools . Public charter school enrollment is highest in Democratic strongholds. Fuller called children the most precious gifts from God and said they must be educated in different ways to meet their different needs and fulfill their potential.
  • US Coalition airstrikes kill 150 ISIS terrorists in Syria

    US Coalition airstrikes kill 150 ISIS terrorists in Syria

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    Gen. James Jarrard, the commander of the coalition's Special Operations Joint Task Force in Syria , said in a statement following the strike. The ISIS camp contained a "heavy concentration" of fighters who appeared to be "massing for movement", according to a statement from Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the US -led coalition to defeat ISIS.
  • Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards May Step Down

    Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards May Step Down

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    Planned Parenthood spokesman Andrew Taverrite declined to confirm or deny the report, saying by email that Richards planned to discuss 2018 and the next steps for the group's future at its upcoming board meeting. In her time at Planned Parenthood , Richards worked hard to expand both the organization's fundraising and organizing capabilities. "These victories were led and made possible by women of color".
  • Blast near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

    Blast near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

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    At about 09:10 local time on Wednesday, a suicide attacker detonated a vehicle bomb at the entrance to the Save the Children compound, said Ataullah Khogyani, a provincial government spokesperson. Black smoke funneled into the sky from the area as gunmen battled special forces through the afternoon. Security forces have immediately cordoned off the area.
  • 'Private Matter:' German AfD Member Converts to Islam, Quits the Party

    'Private Matter:' German AfD Member Converts to Islam, Quits the Party

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    In the September 2017 elections, the AfD managed to obtain 12.6 percent of the vote, placing third after the Christian Democrats (CDU)/Christian Social Union (CSU) coalition and the Social Democratic Party ( SPD ). While widely perceived as anti-Muslim, AfD officials have argued that while it rejects multiculturalism, it supports freedom of religion. Far-right - one of the AfD's election slogans was: "Islam doesn't belong in Germany".
  • 2 militants killed in encounter in J&K; teenage boy dies in crossfire

    2 militants killed in encounter in J&K; teenage boy dies in crossfire

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    The security personnel fired tear smoke shells to disperse them and resorted to firing after coming under intense stone pelting from the mob, the sources said. "Security forces are on the job", a police official said. The killing of two militants and the civilian sparked off widespread protests in several areas of Shopian.
  • Three Suspected Haqqani Network Terrorists Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

    Three Suspected Haqqani Network Terrorists Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

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    The U.S. believes Haqqanis operate out of Pakistan , and it suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to the country until it prevents the terrorists from undertaking attacks in Afghanistan . The US has stepped up attacks on the Haqqani Network in recent weeks and months with armed drones. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack through an official spokesman, and authorities are still investigating how the terrorists breached security at the hotel.