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For a year, the Guggenheim had exhibited the toilet in a public restroom on the museum's fifth floor for visitors to use. Cattelan, who's been critical of Trump and is known for satirical art, hinted that the golden toilet is representative of excess wealth and income disparity, telling the Post that " America " is "1 percent art for the 99 percent".
  • As Trump is cold-shouldered by politicians, business warms to him

    As Trump is cold-shouldered by politicians, business warms to him

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    When asked about a new agreement expected among 11 countries to forge an Asia-Pacific trade pact after the United States pulled out of an earlier version, Mnuchin said USA involvement was "not off the table". The American president, who campaigned on " America First " policies, imposed tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines on Monday. Borrowing the term "frenemy" to characterize the dynamic, Chao said while there were ample opportunities for the two countries to cooperate, ...
  • Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

    Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

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    It ejected ash and lava fountains up to 1.8 miles from the crater in a picturesque but increasingly risky eruption. From the crater, the deadly debris billowed about three kilometers (1.8 miles) down on the southern plank of Mayon toward a no-entry danger zone.
  • Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

    Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

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    Her body was discovered in 1975 during renovation work on Basel's Barfusser Church. She died of suspected mercury poisoning in 1787 aged 68. A decades-old mystery involving the identity of a mummified woman in Switzerland has been solved, unearthing a surprise twist - she's reportedly a relative of Boris Johnson.
  • German arms exports soared under Merkel's coalition, public records show

    German arms exports soared under Merkel's coalition, public records show

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    A two-month SPD membership costs EUR10. "I think the conservatives have understood that the SPD must be convinced", SPD General Secretary Lars Klingbeil told public broadcaster ARD. The SPD's parliamentary leader Andrea Nahles said she would negotiate "until the other side squeals". Depending on the outcome of the coalition talks between the SPD and CDU/CSU bloc, the distribution of the committees could change, according to Spiegel .
  • Would 'love to' face Mueller questions under oath

    Would 'love to' face Mueller questions under oath

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    Mueller is investigating potential Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, but he's since expanded his probe to include those in the president's inner circle as well as Trump himself. Mr Mueller's office also interviewed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey shortly after Mr Trump fired him in May. Trump suggested that people could wrongly construe his attempts to "fight back" against the investigation as obstruction.
  • Facebook To Ask Users What News Organizations They Trust

    Facebook To Ask Users What News Organizations They Trust

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    Depending on how trustworthy the sources rank, Facebook will prioritize those sources. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company is apparently dependent on the result of the study to check how much credence users give to individual organizations. The "real news" of the News Feed will probably shrink from the current 5 percent of the content to about 4 percent. Consequently, this could hurt businesses that depend on traffic from Facebook.
  • Caught On Camera: Arizona Police Chase Ends In Violent Crash

    Caught On Camera: Arizona Police Chase Ends In Violent Crash

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    Taebel then got out of the smashed up SUV and started walking around. The suspect drove at a high speed down the road, before striking another auto head-on. Taebel has a California driver's license and an extensive criminal record in multiple states, although details weren't immediately available, the department said.
  • Van Marwijk named as new Socceroos coach

    Van Marwijk named as new Socceroos coach

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    Dutchman Van Marwijk, who led Saudi Arabia to World Cup qualification before leaving in September past year over a contract dispute, was one of the leading foreign candidates to take on the short-term coaching stint. Van Marwijk inherits a team that struggled at times during the qualification campaign and is still heavily reliant on the goals of Tim Cahill, who turned 38 last month.
  • Trump willing to be questioned 'under oath' in Russia probe

    Trump willing to be questioned 'under oath' in Russia probe

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    Calling the Russian Federation investigation a "witch hunt" and a "hoax", Trump had previously said he thought it "unlikely" he would be interviewed by Mueller. Trump's decision to agree to an interview under oath with Mueller could be the final nail in his political coffin. Since then, Mr Trump has pressured the current Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, Christopher Wray, to fire Mr McCabe.
  • Women journalists protest separation at Western Wall for Pence visit

    Women journalists protest separation at Western Wall for Pence visit

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    After complaints, a tarp covering the podium was removed, allowing women to stand on chairs to be able to see over male journalists. The different Palestinian bodies accused the United States of helping Israel in "forging" the history of the holy city and "stealing the history of Palestine", with full disrespect to the global resolutions regarding Jerusalem and Palestine.
  • Trump says will speak to Mueller under oath in Russian Federation probe

    Trump says will speak to Mueller under oath in Russian Federation probe

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    It is unusual for FBI interviews to be conducted under oath, but even if Trump is not interviewed by Mueller's team under oath, it would still be a crime for him to lie to federal agents, said Andrew Wright, a professor at Savannah Law School and a former associate counsel to President Barack Obama.
  • NJ Judge Trims Menendez Corruption Charges

    NJ Judge Trims Menendez Corruption Charges

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    The Justice Department announced last week it intends to retry Menendez after a deadlocked jury led to a mistrial in November. With the government planning. "A jury rejected the government's facts and theory of bribery, and now the trial judge has rejected a critical legal theory on which the case was brought", Lowell continued.
  • CNN's Don Lemon Points the Finger in Death Threats Against CNN Employees

    CNN's Don Lemon Points the Finger in Death Threats Against CNN Employees

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    Lemon was reporting on the arrest of Brandon Griesemer of Novi, Michigan, who "made approximately 22 total calls to CNN " on January 9 and 10, threatening its employees, according to an arrest affidavit released on Monday. However, Lemon cited controversial tweets and recent reports of Trump's derogatory remarks regarding some nations in Africa. Lemon pointed out that Trump attacked CNN's Jim Acosta on Twitter just earlier Tuesday.
  • Macron takes gentle swipe at Trump on climate change

    Macron takes gentle swipe at Trump on climate change

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    Speaking to a packed audience of business and political leaders, his French counterpart could not resist cracking a joke about Mr Trump's views. Referring to the huge amount of snow at the resort town, he said it "could be hard to believe in global warming ..." The comments from Europe's two most senior political figures are seen as a veiled rebuke against Donald Trump's "America First" nationalist policies, ahead of the arrival of the USA president at Davos , where he is scheduled to ...
  • Sen. Schumer takes back wall offer in new immigration push

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    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a vocal supporter of the 800,000 youth known as "Dreamers" that are covered under DACA, criticized the Senate agreement, saying he would not back a bill that "kicks the can down the road". "I took our thing off -- they took their thing off the table, I took our thing, we're starting over". That is, would Speaker Paul Ryan be willing to bring to the floor a bill that the House Freedom Caucus strongly opposed? "Because then we will fail, and it will be on the other ...
  • Two killed after train derails in Italy

    Two killed after train derails in Italy

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    One of the carriages was lying across the track, bent nearly at a right angle. Firefighters are now on location to help injured passengers unable to leave the train because of the wreck. In its tweet, Daily Mail also confirmed the death of two persons in the accident. Witnesses say the train was full of passengers before the accident.
  • Released dashboard video details fatal US Park Police shooting

    Released dashboard video details fatal US Park Police shooting

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    The driver who struck Mr. Ghaisar's Jeep got a citation for failing to "maintain proper control", according to the police report, which did not classify the episode as a hit-and-run. A few seconds later the Jeep drifted forward again and two more shots were fired at close range. FCPD Chief Edwin Roessler chose to make the video public after handing it over last month to FBI investigators who are looking into Ghaisar's killing.
  • White House to unveil immigration plan Monday

    White House to unveil immigration plan Monday

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    Earlier on Wednesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders , the White House press secretary, said administration officials would release a "legislative framework" on Monday that will be created to emphasize conservative demands for tougher immigration enforcement and border protection.
  • Dhar a Indian origin Jehadi declared global terrorist

    Dhar a Indian origin Jehadi declared global terrorist

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    Before leaving for Syria to join the IS in 2014, Dhar had been a member of a British terrorist organization, Al-Muhajiroun, according to the department. While Dhar is believed to have no direct role in recruiting youths or looking after operations in India, "his video and speeches may have influenced many youths here who would have easily connected with him since he is of Indian-origin", an official said.
  • Sting and Shaggy announce their surprise collaborative album 44/876

    Sting and Shaggy announce their surprise collaborative album 44/876

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    For an extra, sales-boosting joke, 44/876 is due out on April 20th (that's 4/20 to you, pal!) Enjoy " Don't Make Me Wait ", the first song that the two devised together, below. Sting's manager, Martin Kierszenbaum , is apparently to thank/blame. Initially, the plan was to only record " Don't Make Me Wait ", but the collaboration went so well, they continued to create new songs in New York City.
  • Trump hits back at 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer': No wall, no DACA

    Trump hits back at 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer': No wall, no DACA

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    Trump a year ago announced that he was ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA , but gave Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative fix. Still, there were fresh signs of a willingness to keep hunting for a solution, with a flurry of meetings on Capitol Hill and an assessment from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that "I don't think they're that far apart".
  • Trump is "looking forward" to Mueller interview, wants citizenship for Dreamers

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    President Donald Trump could soon face direct questioning about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey as well as any possible collusion with Russian Federation during the presidential election. Trump also said he had not discussed the matter with Sessions. Trump also told reporters that, rather than Russian Federation, they should pay attention to allegations of bias against some Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.
  • US Special Counsel Looking to Interview Trump in Russia Probe

    US Special Counsel Looking to Interview Trump in Russia Probe

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    The New York Times , which originally reported on the story, didn't reveal details of Comey's conversation but did report just hours beforehand that Mueller's team also interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week. The interview came as Mueller's team has stepped up its interrogation of people linked to Trump's presidential campaign as it looks into whether the campaign colluded with Russian Federation in a bid to flip the election in Trump's favor.
  • Willing to speak under oath with special counsel

    Willing to speak under oath with special counsel

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    The focus of Comey's interview was the memos he wrote after his private meetings with the president, the source said, which is at the heart of Mueller's probe into whether Trump has obstructed the investigation. "Earlier reports indicated that Trump exploded when he found out about his recusal", said Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor. "When we start politicizing our branch of government that deals with prosecuting and investigating crimes, then our democracy starts to ...
  • San Francisco supervisors choose Mark Farrell as interim mayor

    San Francisco supervisors choose Mark Farrell as interim mayor

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    After an initial 7-2 count in favor of Farrell, Supervisor Katy Tang switched her vote to Breed. "I heard the emotion in the room - I was there as well, I felt it also", Mayor Farrell acknowledged. Ignatius High and lives in the Marina". A life-long resident of San Francisco, Breed herself grew up in public housing and has always been a voice of reason condemning the high cost of living pushing out residents and discouraging potential new residents.
  • Madison Keys glides into last 16 at Australian Open tennis

    Madison Keys glides into last 16 at Australian Open tennis

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    If she can continue to hit this freely, she'll play her best tennis and have no regrets. "Of course is quite a big match". "In this tournament already happened a couple of times in my life, so it's really I don't want to say frustration, but is really tough to accept, especially after a tough December that I had without having a chance to start in Abu Dhabi and then Brisbane".
  • Government Shutdown: Hollywood, Beltway Speak Out On Stand-Off

    Government Shutdown: Hollywood, Beltway Speak Out On Stand-Off

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    Schumer said he proposed a plan for DACA - which protects about 800,000 " Dreamers " from deportation, along with funds for a wall on the Mexican border, a Trump campaign pledge, but the president refused to go along. "It's next to impossible to strike a deal with the president because he can't stick to terms", Schumer said. There have been shutdowns where one party has controlled all three parts of the government, all under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s.
  • Death toll rises to 6 in Afghanistan's 'Save the Children' attack

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    No militant group claimed responsibility for the abduction or killings, but Jowzjan police blamed local Islamic State jihadists. The president said Afghanistan's effective diplomacy and security forces had tightened the noose on terrorist groups and their supporters and the attack on the children's organization showed their frustration.
  • 'Dems Just Want Illegal Immigrants To Pour Into Our Nation'

    'Dems Just Want Illegal Immigrants To Pour Into Our Nation'

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    The vote was 50-49, with 60 votes needed to advance the measure . This time around, Democrats want any short-term spending legislation to include protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers". Negotiation with this White House is like negotiating with jello. "I am seeing a pathway forward that is enormously smoother based on the statement the majority leader just made".
  • Davos 2018: More than a thousand protest against Trump in Switzerland

    Davos 2018: More than a thousand protest against Trump in Switzerland

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    January 23, 2018. A USTR representative declined to comment about Lighthizer's plans to follow up in Davos , as did a Commerce Department spokesman. Donald Trump is attending the global meet of world leaders at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Even other world leaders have openly made jabs at Trump.
  • How Shutdown Under Trump Compares With Obama, Other Presidents

    How Shutdown Under Trump Compares With Obama, Other Presidents

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    The Senate's top Democrat Chuck Schumer responded by saying he was "happy to continue my discussion with the majority leader about reopening the government" but added that the parties were "yet to reach an agreement on a path forward". "Shutdowns are typically shorter rather than longer, but they should never be normal", the Partnership for Public Service's Simmons said. Senate Republican leader McConnell's commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant "Dreamers" was contingent on ...
  • Colorado sheriff's deputy shot, manhunt underway

    Colorado sheriff's deputy shot, manhunt underway

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    Law enforcement vehicles line Speer for blocks waiting for the fallen officer's procession. Sky9 video shows multiple police cruisers at what is an active scene. The suspect is still on the run, and a perimeter was set up as authorities and K-9 units began canvassing the area for the suspect. Three other deputies and a Castle Rock police officer were injured in the ambush shooting.
  • UC Board of Regents postpones vote on tuition increase to May

    UC Board of Regents postpones vote on tuition increase to May

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    The regents had been slated to vote on increasing in-state tuition and fees by almost $350 for the 2018-19 school year, raising total annual tuition to just shy of $13,000. "When you choose to increase tuition, you take away money for rent", UC Berkeley student Dana Alpert said during the public comment period. Almost a dozen graduate students and community members gathered Wednesday morning on Sproul Plaza to rally against the UC Board of Regents' vote on raising tuition, which took place ...
  • Suspension axe falls on Jay Panda

    Suspension axe falls on Jay Panda

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    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is said to have asked party observers to probe complaints against Panda. Vehemently denying all allegations against him, he said they are entirely false and baseless. "After the 2014 elections, Panda wanted to become Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance in the Lok Sabha ". Previously, he had served in the indirectly elected Rajya Sabha , from 2000 to 2009.
  • Gowdy: 'It's nobody's business' who McCabe voted for

    Gowdy: 'It's nobody's business' who McCabe voted for

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    When asked Wednesday whether had had queried McCabe about his vote, the President denied it. I don't know , maybe millions of people who marched last weekend care? Asked today if Trump wanted to know how McCabe voted, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump and McCabe "have had limited and pretty non-substantive conversations".