• Jeff Sessions goes in a wrong direction on marijuana
Jeff Sessions goes in a wrong direction on marijuana

Though lawmakers and activists have bristled at the vagueness of Lelling's statements, the prosecutor has made clear that no aspect of the state-sanctioned marijuana industry will be clear of federal scrutiny. Therefore, these laws, like all laws authorizing government force against peaceful, if immoral, actions, are incompatible with a free societ...

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  • Freeland hails Trump's 'sensible' suggestion of NAFTA talks extension
Freeland hails Trump's 'sensible' suggestion of NAFTA talks extension

Then, they spiked above 80 per cent as White House officials denied that President Donald Trump's position on the matter had changed - only to slide back to 62 per cent. Still, Freeland said it was "absolutely possible to have a positive outcome" in Montreal if all three sides showed good will. "I'm more concerned about NAFTA surviving in its cur...

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  • Trump aims to open almost all USA offshore waters to oil drilling
Trump aims to open almost all USA offshore waters to oil drilling

But Scott and Nelson rushed Thursday to criticize the Trump administration's announcement that almost all of the nation's outer continental shelf -- a jurisdictional term describing submerged lands 10.36 statutory miles off Florida's west coast and 3 nautical miles off the east coast -- will be considered for drilling .

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  • Buhari Orders IGP To Relocate To Benue Over Killings
Buhari Orders IGP To Relocate To Benue Over Killings

Police spokesman Moses Joel Yamu said in a statement that herdsmen were suspected in the slayings. "It also observed the existing synergy between the security agencies and between the states and the Federal Government". The presidency said a conference would be set up in an attempt to identify short and long term solutions to the problem of clashes...

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  • Kellyanne Conway Takes Apparent Shot at CNN by Hailing Fox & Friends Ratings
Kellyanne Conway Takes Apparent Shot at CNN by Hailing Fox & Friends Ratings

Cuomo asked if "we" included the President's son Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is now charged with conspiracy against the United States. A CNN analyst on Thursday joked President Trump actually promised a " big handsome metaphor" rather than a " big lovely...

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  • United States govt has lost face before Iranian people: Zarif
United States govt has lost face before Iranian people: Zarif

Iran has been gripped by anti-government protests in recent weeks, leading the Islamic Republic to imprison thousands of people. And there's a warning that if Trump reimposes sanctions, the pact could fall apart. "It is vital that we continue to work with our European partners to preserve the Iran deal, and with it the security and prosperit...

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  • Trump administration to allow states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid
Trump administration to allow states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid

Some 60% of non-disabled, working-age adults have jobs, while almost 80% live in families with at least one member in the labor force, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Ricker Hamilton, Maine's health and human services commissioner and a LePage appointee, concurred, contending that the Trump administration's move would give state...

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  • Tax law implementation to cost IRS almost $500 million
Tax law implementation to cost IRS almost $500 million

Trump said lower taxes and deregulation will rev up the rural economy in a partisan speech geared toward a much broader audience than the farmers gathered to hear him. Many Americans will likely see changes and adjustments this year in their tax payments as the law goes into effect. California, New York and New Jersey are among the states that hav...

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  • So, Donald Trump just dubbed Stephen Bannon 'Sloppy Steve' in a tweet
So, Donald Trump just dubbed Stephen Bannon 'Sloppy Steve' in a tweet

On Thursday, one of Trump's lawyers tried to halt the publication of Wolff's book with a cease-and-desist letter . The website collected more than a dozen anecdotes from Wolff's book, which has infuriated Trump so much that aides are simply avoiding him.

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  • Canada's Latest Effort To Save NAFTA Is Sure To Work
Canada's Latest Effort To Save NAFTA Is Sure To Work

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer responded earlier Wednesday, calling that move a "broad and ill-advised attack". As officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico continue with official negotiations, Canadian officials, from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to provincial governors to local businessmen, have waged a quiet lobbying effort to ...

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  • Magnitude 7.6 quake hits Central America
Magnitude 7.6 quake hits Central America

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said later that the advisories had been cancelled. The epicenter of the natural disaster was 125.4 miles north/northeast off the coast of Barra Patucca, Honduras and 25 miles from the Swan Islands, which only houses a small naval post.

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  • Dianne Feinstein Releases Transcript Of Fusion GPS Co-Founder's Testimony On Russia
Dianne Feinstein Releases Transcript Of Fusion GPS Co-Founder's Testimony On Russia

Simpson's firm commissioned the dossier, which was initially paid for by a conservative website and later by Democrats. The Democrat lawmakers echoed this position, branding the call for a criminal investigation as a crass "miscalculation" on the part of the GOP committee members.

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  • UK PM May names new Northern Ireland minister after Brokenshire resigns
UK PM May names new Northern Ireland minister after Brokenshire resigns

He led efforts to restore the devolved Northern Irish executive after power-sharing collapsed in 2017. "While the operation is expected to address the issue and I will get back to work relativley quickly, recovering from surgery and regaining my strength will take several weeks", he wrote.

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  • Injured In Fire At Trump Tower In New York
Injured In Fire At Trump Tower In New York

The fire was first discovered when Secret Service members noticed smoke on the roof and reported it to the building's fire safety director, WPIX reports. The Fire Department said the fire was not inside the building, but on top of it. They remained on the roof of the tower even one hour after dousing the fire.

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  • International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics participation decision 'deadline'
International Olympic Committee extends North Korea's Winter Olympics participation decision 'deadline'

Fools, but talks are a good thing! North Korea's participation in PyeongChang and a rapprochement between the two Koreas could contribute to easing the peninsular tensions that were raised throughout 2017 by Pyongyang's regular ballistic weapons tests and US President Donald Trump's belligerent rhetoric.

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  • State unit chiefs will continue in their posts: Congress
State unit chiefs will continue in their posts: Congress

Harichandan had given a similar call to the party leaders and workers when he took over as the OPCC president, three years back.However, a powerful section within the party had demanded restructuring of the State unit. He said this was the result of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's "genius" combined with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Gross Divisiv...

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  • Four cricketers arrested for playing Pakistan anthem in Occupied Kashmir
Four cricketers arrested for playing Pakistan anthem in Occupied Kashmir

In 2016 also, another video had gone viral showing local cricketers line up to "salute" Pakistan's national anthem before the start of a match in Ganderbal district. The stadium where the incident took place seems to be a local ground situated among hillocks. A police official said that the accused have been arrested in this case.

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  • Iran criticises U.S. 'blunder' over United Nations meeting
Iran criticises U.S. 'blunder' over United Nations meeting

A man shouts slogans during a protest against US recognition of Jerusalem, in Tehran, Iran, on December 11, 2017. "It is unfortunate that despite the resistance on the part of some of its members, this council has allowed itself to be abused by the current US administration in holding a meeting on an issue that falls outside the scope of its mand...

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  • Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station
Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station

Swedish police could not immediately confirm the death. "The man was seriously injured after he picked up something from the ground and this device exploded", Mr Olsson said. Police have cordoned off an area outside the entrance to the metro station Varby Gard, and are investigating the incident. Police checked in and around the subway station ...

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  • Pakistan Army powerful without U.S. aid as well: ISPR DG
Pakistan Army powerful without U.S. aid as well: ISPR DG

As far as border security is concerned Pakistan is funding itself to build its own wall - and rather more effectively and quickly than President Trump is doing on his own southern borders. Out of this, $400 million was eligible for Haqqani Network-related certification requirements that can not be waived by the administration. It believes that a ...

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  • Knox County Health Department offers free flu vaccinations
Knox County Health Department offers free flu vaccinations

Week 52 had 925 new flu-associated hospitalizations which increased from 554 during Week 51. In the report, 46 states, including MI, are reporting widespread flu activity, which is up from 36 states the week before. Only three people died of the flu in the same time period a year ago. Locally in OH, there were no reports of any influenza-asso...

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  • US, Russia gear up for United Nations showdown over Iran protests
US, Russia gear up for United Nations showdown over Iran protests

The unrest spread over 80 cities and towns and has resulted in 22 deaths and more than 1,000 arrests, according to Iranian officials. The meeting began as a closed-door session but the United States was able to ensure a second, open phase of talks thereafter, despite resistance from Russia, France, Bolivia and other members.

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  • What's more likely than winning the lottery?
What's more likely than winning the lottery?

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is only one-in-around-302 million. The Powerball jackpot will be held at 10:59 p.m. on Saturday. "The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are reaching historic levels, and that generates interest from everyone all across the country", Mega Millions Lead Director Gordon Medenica said in a news re...

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  • Magnitude 4.5 quake rattles Berkeley, San Francisco area
Magnitude 4.5 quake rattles Berkeley, San Francisco area

The quake had a preliminary depth of 8 miles. No damage or injuries were reported. The Hayward Fault runs along the western edge of the East Bay hills, from San Jose into the North Bay. "We know that it's ready [and] is capable of having another big natural disaster at anytime", Tom Brocher, seismologist at the USGS, told Newsweek .

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  • $445 million at stake for Mega Millions drawing tonight
$445 million at stake for Mega Millions drawing tonight

Meanwhile, the jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery has climbed to an estimated $418 million, the fourth-largest in the game's history, after no tickets matched all six numbers during Tuesday's grand prize drawing, lottery officials said.

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  • Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman files lawsuit against him for defamation
Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman files lawsuit against him for defamation

The lawsuit said that as a result of the statements made by Moore and his campaign, Corfman took a temporary leave of absence from her job without compensation. Women have also sued Donald Trump and Bill Cosby for defamation after those men claimed the women were lying when making accusations of sexual abuse.

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  • Apartment catches fire in NY; at least 12 hurt
Apartment catches fire in NY; at least 12 hurt

The building includes three floors of flats over retail spaces. "None of [the wounded] suffered serious or life-threatening injuries.they will all be okay", Nigro said. The fire started in the Bronx building at about 5.30 a.m. and spread to multiple floors, express.co.uk reported. All of the residents of the building were believed to have been ...

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  • Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Won't Seek Re-election In 2018
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Won't Seek Re-election In 2018

Hatch's announcement rejuvenated already lively talk of a possible Romney return to the political arena. "Only in a nation like ours could someone like me - the scrappy son of a simple carpenter - grow up to become a United States senator", he said, addressing Utah voters.

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  • White House calls on Iran to respect citizens' rights amid rallies
White House calls on Iran to respect citizens' rights amid rallies

At least 21 people have died across Iran as protesters have clashed with police, which Haley's boss, President Donald Trump, said shows, "The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism".

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  • Government in talks with Congress over Triple Talaq Bill: Ananth Kumar
Government in talks with Congress over Triple Talaq Bill: Ananth Kumar

In 2017, the BJP emerged as the largest party in the Rajya Sabha vertook Congress to become the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha, where it now has 58 members against 57 of the main opposition party. The BJP-led NDA, however, is still short of a decisive majority in the house but the joining of JD (U) to the ruling block has further boos...

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  • Nationwide Customs computer outage causes major New Year's delays at United States airports
Nationwide Customs computer outage causes major New Year's delays at United States airports

International passengers arriving at DFW International airport and other U.S. airports experienced long lines Monday evening due to an apparent outage impacting U.S. "CBP took immediate action to address the technology disruption", the CBP added. All airports are now back on line. CBP said travelers at "some ports of entry experienced longer than...

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  • Cullman Supermoon On New Years Night
Cullman Supermoon On New Years Night

Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium. The best time to see the full supermoon is right after moonrise, when it is just getting up above the horizon, timeanddate.com says. When added to the glow of a full moon, the difference is hardly perceptible to the human eye. The new year is ringing in with two rare "supermoons" - includi...

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  • AMBER Alert issued for two little girls, woman found dead
AMBER Alert issued for two little girls, woman found dead

She has light brown hair, brown eyes, braces and a stud on the right side of her nose. The girls are believed to be with Terry Allen Miles , a person of interest in the suspicious death case, CBS affiliate KEYE-TV reports. They could be heading toward Louisiana. Police believe the children are in grave danger. He was last seen driving a gray 2...

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  • Everton in talks to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun
Everton in talks to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun

The Toffees boss has warned the deal is not done for the Besiktas striker as the Blues prepare to splash out £25m on the Turkey worldwide. The Blues have struggled for goals since Romelu Lukaku's sale to Manchester United in the summer, recording just 24 from 20 Premier League games to date.

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  • 10 foreign passengers killed in Costa Rican plane crash
10 foreign passengers killed in Costa Rican plane crash

A U.S. State Department official confirmed that multiple U.S. citizens had died, but said the agency would not provide further details out of respect for the affected families. A mother, father and their three children from Scarsdale, New York, were aboard the plane. "Our heart sank, we got some pain in our stomachs", Dawn Wolfe told ABC News.

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  • North Korean leader warns United States his country's nuclear forces are a reality
North Korean leader warns United States his country's nuclear forces are a reality

The North Korean leader addressed the threat of war in a New Year's Day speech on Monday. "The entire area of the US mainland is within our nuclear strike range", he continued, while claiming that now the U.S. The secret papers suggest missiles recently launched by tyrant Kim Jong-un were aquired by the rogue state with the help of Vladimir Put...

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  • A Child Playing With A Stove Started The Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire
A Child Playing With A Stove Started The Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

The dead included a child around a year old, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a briefing outside the building. Fifty-nine-year-old Thierno Diallo says he was asleep in his ground floor apartment when he heard banging on the door.

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  • Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M
Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M

The newest Powerball drawing offers another huge jackpot for someone who holds a lottery ticket with the right numbers. A Mega Millions ticket sold in Washington state won the Match 5 second prize, worth $4 million. The Mega Millions drawing is televised every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. on select lottery draw stations. The estimated jackpo...

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  • Kansas police say prank led to shooting of unarmed man
Kansas police say prank led to shooting of unarmed man

The Los Angeles resident was arrested in 2015 for calling in a bomb threat, while SWauTistic has claimed credit for several past swatting hoaxes, as well as a making bomb threats at a MLG Call of Duty event at the Dallas Convention Center earlier this month.

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"Entering Politics, We'll Change System", Says Rajinikanth: 10 Facts

So, I will announce my political stance on 31 December. The superstar of Tamil cinema has kept his fans, fellow actors and political commentators on tenterhooks for several months now. Also, the fluid political situation is seen as a springboard by others as well. However, his nomination to contest in the just concluded RK Nagar by-poll was rejec...

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  • Winter Weather Advisory to go into effect at Midnight
Winter Weather Advisory to go into effect at Midnight

Temperatures tomorrow will remain at or below 0 all day with a NW wind 5-10 miles per hour creating wind chills of -15 to -25 throughout the day. The wind speeds aren't expected to be very high, however, with temperatures being so low any wind would drop the wind chill to unsafe levels.

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  • Iranians protest against high prices in Mashhad
Iranians protest against high prices in Mashhad

Reformist member of Parliament Mahmoud Sadeghi tweeted his support for the people: "The people's protests in Mashhad and other cities are in fact an outcry against the confusion and shortcomings that exist in the top layers of the country".

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  • At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt
At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt

Egypt's Interior Ministry said one of the two attackers was killed. The Health Ministry said in an earlier statement that nine people had been killed on Friday in addition to the gunman, and five wounded, including two women in serious condition.

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  • Black teen brutally beaten by police while handcuffed, police remain silent
Black teen brutally beaten by police while handcuffed, police remain silent

Police said a handgun was found in the path from which Wilkerson ran. Ulysses Wilkerson's family was searching for answers as to how the 17 year-old ended up like this after an encounter with Troy police. Williams added that her son had been transported to the hospital for his injuries and that she still knew little about what had actually tran...

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  • Call of Duty Swatting Prank Gets Innocent Man Killed by Cops
Call of Duty Swatting Prank Gets Innocent Man Killed by Cops

Kansas law makes some false calls to police a felony that can be punished up to 13 months in prison for a first-time offender. She says police didn't give her son a warning before the shooting. No one else was wounded in the home. The key to the shooting appears to be Twitter, where more than a dozen individuals have identified themselves...

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  • Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Star in Jay-Z's
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Star in Jay-Z's "Family Feud" Video

JAY seemed to drop major hints about his internal conflict , especially when he was seen in the confession booth while Bey listened in from the other side. This marks the 11th video released from Jay-Z's 4:44 album, which made its debut in June on Tidal . The rapper owns the subscription-based streaming service and tends to keep his family's work...

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  • Mueller Probe Questioning RNC Staffers on Trump Campaign
Mueller Probe Questioning RNC Staffers on Trump Campaign

In a meandering and quite frankly freaky interview with The New York Times at Mar-a-Lago Resort in West Palm Peach, President Trump drops the words " no collusion " 16 times during a 30 minute time span. Mueller has not commented on how long it will last. President Trump tweeted Tuesday that the investigation is "tainted", and some Republican...

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  • Liberia Polls: Soccer Legend Weah, vp Boakai Face off
Liberia Polls: Soccer Legend Weah, vp Boakai Face off

Boakai waged a bitter legal battle over problems with queue control and voter identification in the October 10 first round. It says tally of votes started Tuesday, 26 December across the country and it is continuing. Former world footballer of the year George Weah has won Liberia's presidential election. But Mr Weah's election is not without cont...

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  • Two Warhols Damaged During Bad First Date
Two Warhols Damaged During Bad First Date

The 29-year-old woman was visiting Anthony Buzbee , a high-profile attorney who has worked on several prominent trials, according to KHOU , when the Saturday incident reportedly occurred. Buzbee said that Layman came to his home with others and that he had not met her prior to that evening. The lawyer told police that Layman became aggressive a...

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  • 40 dead, dozens wounded in multiple Kabul blasts
40 dead, dozens wounded in multiple Kabul blasts

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Reuters' Kabul bureau chief James Mackenzie for an update on the details of the attack. Islamic State has expanded its presence in Afghanistan since it first appeared in the region in 2015. He called them attacks as against Islam and "all human values". Afghan Voice - is the latest of a series of media organisat...

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