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Under Trump, parks to stay open even if government shuts down

Under Trump, parks to stay open even if government shuts down A healthy local tourism economy requires that our national parks - including their roads , bridges, trails, and infrastructure - be safe and well‐maintained. While expected to work, some of these federal employees won't be paid until the shutdown is over. The government has shut down many times before and most of us average people are usually unaffected by it. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller

Lindsey Graham: Immigration Deals Undercut by Stephen Miller Miller was a former communications director for former Alabama Sen. Miller is an immigration hardliner and has a track record of working against immigration compromises. "If he had been willing to accept any one of these deals we wouldn't be where we are today", he said. Some have even referred to the 32-year-old former Senate aide and immigration hardliner as "President Stephen Miller " for ... [Full Article...]

Court smacks down GOP's scheme to rig elections in Pennsylvania

Court smacks down GOP's scheme to rig elections in Pennsylvania The suit, originally brought by the League of Women Voters , contended that "in 2011 Pennsylvania elected officials manipulated the congressional district boundaries to entrench a Republican delegation in Congress and minimize the ability of Democrats voters to elect U.S. [Full Article...]

Government shutdown looms over USA working week

Government shutdown looms over USA working week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday night he had scheduled a vote for 1 a.m. Monday on a new spending bill that would keep the government open until February 8. Trump said he was glad the government will be funded. The shutdown has been prompted by the failure of the Trump administration to garner the requisite 60 votes in the Senate to push through a so-called appropr... [Full Article...]

Monday Madness: Dangerous travel likely with near blizzard conditions

Monday Madness: Dangerous travel likely with near blizzard conditions Stormtracker 18 Meteorologists say a potent winter storm is forming in the western United States, and with a strong jet stream, ample moisture, and a strong front setting up, all the ingredients are starting to come together. Cloud, Hinckley and Duluth. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Extremely high wind gusts, up to 65 miles per ho... [Full Article...]

Erdogan warns of 'heavy price' for protests against Syria operation

Erdogan warns of 'heavy price' for protests against Syria operation However, Sputnik reported that Syria claimed it was not notified and that Damascus "resolutely condemns Turkish military operation in Afrin". Ankara sees the YPG as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK which has been fighting against the Turkish state for more than 30 years. [Full Article...]

Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria

Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria They have been transported to Nigeria's capital, Abuja . He said no ransom was paid. All four are safe and in Nigeria's capital, Abuja , with the USA and Canadian embassies, Nigeria's State Commissioner of Police Agyole Abeh told CNN by phone. [Full Article...]

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos

The proposed agreement covers trade in goods and services, investments, trade facilitation, customs cooperation, protection of intellectual property and public procurement. Talking of World Economic Forum in an interview to a TV channel he said that it is world's biggest financial forum and the world economy is focussed on India. [Full Article...]

Mourinho on collision course with Man Utd chiefs over £84m swoop

Mourinho on collision course with Man Utd chiefs over £84m swoop It is believed that the discussions had started earlier this season and have been successfully concluded. "I think he will play again", United manager Mourinho told reporters on Friday. Mourinho is said to be earning about £15 million (R254 million) a year plus bonuses, and a new deal could see him earn £20 million (R339 million) annually. [Full Article...]

Carl Higbie, Trump Appointee Of Federal Agency, Resigns Over Racist, Homophobic Remarks

Carl Higbie, Trump Appointee Of Federal Agency, Resigns Over Racist, Homophobic Remarks CNCS spokesperson Samantha Jo Warfield released the following statement: 'Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has resigned as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS'. "I just don't like Muslim people", Higbie said proudly in 2013. "I really do. It's not a individual hit on any one soldier, it's the fact that they're mind has been weakened by their traumatic experience, and it needs to be addressed... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Police Release New Details of Massacre Investigation

Las Vegas Police Release New Details of Massacre Investigation Lombardo reiterated Paddock, 64, acted alone although he said there is an open FBI investigation into an unnamed person of interest. Lombardo did say there is an "ongoing case against an individual of federal interest" but would not provide further details. [Full Article...]

Macron summit brings border big bucks and pub lunch

Macron summit brings border big bucks and pub lunch Director Hartwig Fischer said the museum would be "honoured and delighted" to display the piece, and that this could be the "most significant loan ever" from France to the UK. But it means that you need to contribute to the budget and acknowledge European jurisdiction. "I think the City of London will continue to be a major global financial centre. [Full Article...]

BOOKER GOES NUCLEAR: Cory Compares DHS Secretary to NAZIS, Trump to HITLER

BOOKER GOES NUCLEAR: Cory Compares DHS Secretary to NAZIS, Trump to HITLER New Jersey Democrat Senator Cory Booker set social media alight after delivering an emotional speech about President Donald Trump's most recent faux pas. Funding for the border wall and proposed solutions for the 11 million immigrants in the USA illegally were also discussed during the hearing. "I'll just say, what Senator Durbin has portrayed is a misportrayal", Cotton told Little Rock radi... [Full Article...]

China accuses U.S. of violating maritime border in South China sea incident

China accuses U.S. of violating maritime border in South China sea incident Lu, in the statement, said "China has indisputable sovereignty over Huangyan Dao and the adjacent waters". The South China Morning Post reported another ministry spokesman said the Hopper was within 12 nautical miles of the island on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Vice Pres. Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms

Vice Pres. Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms Alyssa Farah, a Pence spokeswoman, said the vice president's trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel was "integral to America's national security and diplomatic objectives". Pence landed in Egypt Saturday to kick off a Middle East trip that will also include stops in Jordan and Israel, after canceling a December visit due to the passage of U.S. [Full Article...]

Four dead, air and rail links cut as storm hits Europe

Four dead, air and rail links cut as storm hits Europe In many parts of Germany , schools remained closed as the country prepares for the storm that was expected to bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds. The three fatalities occurred in separate incidents in the centre of the Netherlands , where falling trees and building debris hit the elderly victims. [Full Article...]

Brexit bill passes final stage

Brexit bill passes final stage Former education secretary Justine Greening has warned that young people will undo Brexit if the government strikes a deal against their interests, as MPs voted the European Union withdrawal bill through to its next stage in the Lords. [Full Article...]

Feds Tell Court They'll Retry Menendez in Wake of First Jury's Deadlock

Feds Tell Court They'll Retry Menendez in Wake of First Jury's Deadlock The corruption trial lasted 11 weeks and ended in a hung jury in November . Prosecutors had accused the senator of accepting bribes from Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy ophthalmologist in Florida, in return for political favors. A lawyer for Melgen, Kirk Ogrosky, said in an email that they were "disappointed" in the decision to continue a "ridiculous" prosecution. A New Jersey Republican hasn't b... [Full Article...]

Love is in the air: Pope marries couple on flight

Love is in the air: Pope marries couple on flight A woman is arrested during a protest against Pope Francis in Santiago, Chile . Ciuffardi told journalists in the aisle of the Airbus 321 that Francis told him it was "historic" and no pope had ever before married a couple aboard a plane. [Full Article...]

Senator Bob Dole Honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Senator Bob Dole Honored with Congressional Gold Medal Bob Dole was honored at the US Capitol today, and he sent the National Football League a message. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, in remarks at the event. Dole said he thanks his colleagues "for without them, nothing would have been accomplished" and he said he thanks his staff: "I've always said that you're not better than your staff and I thank them for all they've done for me over the years". [Full Article...]


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