• Germany' SPD narrowly backs coalition talks with Merkel
Germany' SPD narrowly backs coalition talks with Merkel

At a special party congress in the western city of Bonn, 372 out of 642 party delegates backed SPD chief Martin Schulz's push to approve a preliminary coalition deal painstakingly hammered out with Merkel's Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) bloc.

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  • The meaning behind Chicago, Kim and Kanye's latest baby name
The meaning behind Chicago, Kim and Kanye's latest baby name

We're told Kim's Instagram post of the iconic Louis Vuitton print Wednesday that whipped fans into a frenzy was meant to honor Kim Jones, not drop a baby name hint. It's " Shy " And to everyone who thinks it's literally pronounced as CHI. No. But instead they chose Chicago - the name of Kanye's home city! In July 2017 it was reported th...

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  • UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou Gate, Attendance, and Bonus Information
UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou Gate, Attendance, and Bonus Information

Ngannou landed a nasty shot that hurt the champ, but Miocic landed the immediate takedown to recover. Miocic attempted yet another takedown, but could only push the challenger against the cage. In the co-main event, UFC light-heavyweight champion and former US Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier backed up his promise to "smash" Volkan Oezdemir ...

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  • Turkey begins military operation in Syria
Turkey begins military operation in Syria

Turkish war jets have been hitting the YPG positions in Afrin on Saturday after days of shelling from the border. Turkish warplanes also targeted a local airfield, which was used by the United States forces for arms deliveries to Kurdish militia.

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  • Halifax protesters march in solidarity with Ontario Tim Hortons workers
Halifax protesters march in solidarity with Ontario Tim Hortons workers

Other cities involved in the protest included Calgary, Halifax, Saskatoon, Regina, Vancouver and two other cities in British Columbia. And Chirico said owners need to make adjustments, noting business isn't a not-for-profit endeavour. "There was a tax cut for businesses that went along with the minimum wage increase to try to offset this", Broderic...

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  • India beat Pakistan to retain title
India beat Pakistan to retain title

Batting first, Pakistan posted a competitive total of 308 in 40 overs against India. In reply, Sunil Ramesh scored a fine 93 and captain Ajay Reddy scored a 63 run knock, as India reached the target in the penultimate over with two wickets in hand.

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  • Kabul: Gunmen 'attacking Intercontinental Hotel'
Kabul: Gunmen 'attacking Intercontinental Hotel'

No one knows what was exactly ongoing in the area as security forces did not allow media and people to reach the area. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack in the Afghan capital that followed a series of security warnings in recent days to avoid hotels and other locations frequented by foreigners.

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  • Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in United States helicopter crash
Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in United States helicopter crash

Police say the aircraft went down in a remote mountainous area in the northern part of the state, near the border with Colorado. RATON, New Mexico-A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the USA state of New Mexico when their helicopter c...

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  • USA Prioritizes External Threats over Terrorism
USA Prioritizes External Threats over Terrorism

The new National Defense Strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, contains a much different blueprint than the 2014 strategy, released prior to Russian Federation interfering with the 2016 presidential election and joining the civil war in Syria.

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  • Twitter Says 667775 Americans Followed Russian Tweets During 2016 Election
Twitter Says 667775 Americans Followed Russian Tweets During 2016 Election

Twitter also said that since it revealed its first analysis, it has found thousands of additional bot accounts. The company said in a posting on January 19 that it has found and shut down another 1,062 accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency, a St.

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  • Global media pregnant with opinions on Ardern
Global media pregnant with opinions on Ardern

Despite public criticism of the question, Ms Ardern said she had "no problem" answering it. News first reached the Australian press after Ardern announced her pregnancy in an Instagram post on Thursday. She will resume "all prime ministerial duties" at the end of the six-week period. Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto gave birth while she was prim...

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  • Winter storm sliding southeast; heavy snow still expected in northern Wisconsin
Winter storm sliding southeast; heavy snow still expected in northern Wisconsin

A wintry mix with a period of freezing rain is possible in far southern Minnesota near the Iowa border, then toward Eau Claire, leading to slick roads. It didn't catch us by surprise this time. "Some people think that going from a watch to an advisory is a downgrade but it's not", he said. On Tuesday, we saw the calm before Wednesday's winter...

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  • Rand Paul's Alleged Attacker Agrees to Guilty Plea
Rand Paul's Alleged Attacker Agrees to Guilty Plea

Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh J. Minkler announced. In this November 9 photo, Rene Boucher , center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney, Matt Baker, left, at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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  • States want safe harbor for FIs serving legal cannabis industry
States want safe harbor for FIs serving legal cannabis industry

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice has rescinded the protections offered to cannabis businesses through the Cole Memorandum, the OR cannabis industry has been left to wonder what would happen in our state regarding federal enforcement .

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  • Agents to conduct massive undocumented immigrant sweep in Northern California
Agents to conduct massive undocumented immigrant sweep in Northern California

According to the San Francisco Chronicle , federal agents will be looking to arrest 1,500 people in Northern California, but mostly in the Bay Area. The network received alerts last week when agents descended on 7-Eleven stores in Santa Clara as part of a national sting targeting undocumented workers within the franchise.

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  • USA withholds $65 million from United Nations aid for Palestine
USA withholds $65 million from United Nations aid for Palestine

Despite the decision on the food aid pledge, she said: "We are the most generous country on the planet". A State Department spokesman declined to comment on the issue when asked on Thursday. "This is not aimed at punishing anyone". The decision, which has divided Israeli officials, was welcomed by Israel's United Nations ambassador, Danny Dan...

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  • Nearly All Members of the National Park Service Advisory Board Have Resigned
Nearly All Members of the National Park Service Advisory Board Have Resigned

In a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, board member and former Alaska Governor Tony Knowles accuses Zinke and the Department of Interior (DOI) of refusing the meet with the advisory board as required by law. "When she says 'patently false, ' I don't know what patent she's using, but I can tell you it's not true", Knowles sai...

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  • 'No, I'm not a racist': United States president defends himself against fresh accusations
'No, I'm not a racist': United States president defends himself against fresh accusations

In an even less lucky turn of events, IL senator Dick Durbin-another one of the individuals in the room, who had confirmed reports that the president described African countries and Haiti as "shitholes", and who has since been labeled a liar by Trump-happens to sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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  • Preparing for Day Zero
Preparing for Day Zero

The city has advanced its planning for Day Zero , having assessed approximately 200 sites. Cape Town's mayor Patricia de Lille‏ tweeted: "I can not stress it enough: all residents must save water and use less than 87 liters [19 gallons] per day".

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  • Stormy Daniels' Popularity on Pornhub Skyrockets After Donald Trump Affair Allegations
Stormy Daniels' Popularity on Pornhub Skyrockets After Donald Trump Affair Allegations

Organizers for the annual American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe had no comment about the Wall Street Journal report on Friday. Stormy Daniels , 38, said Mr Trump paid the compliment after their 2005 affair, recalling: 'He once told me that I was someone to be reckoned with, handsome and smart just like his daughter'.

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  • China: Canada, US Meeting on North Korea Showed 'Cold War' Mentality
China: Canada, US Meeting on North Korea Showed 'Cold War' Mentality

The unification ministry also announced a range of joint activities between the countries, including training together at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea before the Olympics starts. USA officials have reported a debate within the Trump administration over whether to give more active consideration to military options, such as a pre-em...

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  • North Korea Denies The Accusations Of WannaCry Malware Attack
North Korea Denies The Accusations Of WannaCry Malware Attack

On Tuesday, U.S. homeland security adviser Tom Bossert announced that the U.S. had conclusively linked WannaCry with North Korean leadership. American tech giants Microsoft and Facebook recently acted on their own to disrupt the activities of North Korean hackers and prevent the operational execution of ongoing cyberattacks in the United States, ...

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  • Third person accuses Kevin Spacey of assault
Third person accuses Kevin Spacey of assault

They came forward in the wake of the Hollywood scandal which erupted previous year after numerous claims of sexual assault and harassment were made against mogul Harvey Weinstein. Spacey had served as the artistic director at London's Old Vic theatre from 2004 to 2015 and the venue had claimed last November that it had received 20 complaints of i...

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  • Georgia firefighter caught on video catching child dropped from apartment blaze
Georgia firefighter caught on video catching child dropped from apartment blaze

Luckily, the firefighter down below made an incredible catch. The video was just a small sample of harrowing scene on January 3 at the Avondale Forest Apartments , the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports . "My hands came off the ladder and I got 'em'". At least 12 people, including a number of children, were injured as a result of the bl...

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  • S. Africa to meet United States embassy over Trump's 'shithole' remarks
S. Africa to meet United States embassy over Trump's 'shithole' remarks

Republican Senator David Perdue, who was at the same White House meeting and had said he did not recall whether Trump made the comment , was more explicit on Sunday. Original reports in the Washington Post and then the New York Times Thursday quoted unnamed sources saying that Trump, in a meeting on immigration with members of Congress, ...

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  • Danish Inventor Formally Charged In Kim Wall Murder Case
Danish Inventor Formally Charged In Kim Wall Murder Case

A Danish prosecutor has called for artist and inventor Peter Madsen to be jailed for life for the "extremely brutal" murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall . Other charges include the "indecent handling" of a corpse - primarily related to his dismemberment of Wall's body, which he has admitted to - and "other sexual relations than intercourse...

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  • WH Doctor Praises Trump's 'Incredible' Genes During Health Report
WH Doctor Praises Trump's 'Incredible' Genes During Health Report

The president is cognitively sound, Jackson said, after giving Trump an assessment that screens for issues like Alzheimer's, saying that he believes the president to be mentally 'sharp'. Dr. Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which according to its website is a "cognitive screening test created to assist...

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  • Carillion workers ordered to remain silent after company collapses into liquidation
Carillion workers ordered to remain silent after company collapses into liquidation

Needless to say, it works with a vast web of sub-contractors many of which are small businesses whose own survival may be threatened by the Carillion bankruptcy, threatening even more jobs and the delivery/servicing of numerous PPP projects across the country.

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  • Cuomo Releases 2019 State Budget Proposal
Cuomo Releases 2019 State Budget Proposal

His school aid proposal was too little, some said , while his tax hikes were rejected out-of-hand by Republicans who control the Senate. "All it does is take the courage to talk about ending prohibition of marijuana in New York State", he says.

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  • List: Closings and delays due to winter weather
List: Closings and delays due to winter weather

The St. Tammany Parish School System will also close tomorrow. Westminster Christian Academy has announced that both campuses in Lafayette and Opelousas will be closed Tuesday. Classes and activities at all Delgado Community College locations except the Maritime, Radar and Industrial Training Facility will be suspended at 3 p.m.

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  • Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface Against Aziz Ansari, Actor Says 'It Was Consensual'
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface Against Aziz Ansari, Actor Says 'It Was Consensual'

Aziz Ansari , an American comedian and actor known for his Netflix series Master of None , is now in the eye of a storm, after a young woman named " Grace " was interviewed by online publication babe .net about a sexual encounter with Ansari that left her feeling "violated".

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  • Questions About False Missile Alert:
Questions About False Missile Alert: "How?", "Why?", "What Next?"

Tulsi Gabbard said to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday. It's a far cry from the heights of the Cold War, when now decommissioned bunkers and air-raid sirens were common - Edmonton alone had nearly 70 sirens until 1996 - and schoolchildren were routinely taught to "duck and cover" under their desks in case of an i...

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  • Abbas: Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital
Abbas: Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital

He added that "the meeting will be held without a specific agenda, which strengthened the conviction by the movement's leadership that no concrete decisions will be taken". He also said he advocated only "peaceful popular resistance". "We will not accept anything the United States may try to impose on us and we will not accept its mediation follo...

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  • House Votes to Reauthorize FISA, Trump Causes Twitter Storm
House Votes to Reauthorize FISA, Trump Causes Twitter Storm

The act addresses the "backdoor search loophole" which allows the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain electronic communications gathered by the NSA without a warrant, whether or not the requested documents include the communications of Americans.

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  • Rahul Gandhi begins UP tour with temple visit
Rahul Gandhi begins UP tour with temple visit

Ahead of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's visit to his Lok Sabha Constituency Amethi on Monday, a poster showing him as lord Rama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as demon king Ravana has surfaced. We wanted to bring a food park in Amethi . UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath , on the other hand, advised Mr Gandhi to stop indulging in nega...

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  • Carolina Panthers Employee Kills Children Before Jumping off Interstate Bridge
Carolina Panthers Employee Kills Children Before Jumping off Interstate Bridge

When police arrived, they found 34-year-old Christina Treadway dead on the interstate. "She was everything that a parent would want in a daughter", Patricia Treadway, Christina's mother, said to WSOCTV . Mecklenburg authorities revealed that a distressed mother critically injured her children before committing suicide . The father of the chil...

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  • Hamas Official Reportedly Wounded in Car Bomb Blast in Lebanon
Hamas Official Reportedly Wounded in Car Bomb Blast in Lebanon

Al-Manar television, run by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, described Hamdan as an important figure in Hamas, adding that he appeared to have a security role and was being tracked by Israel. Medical sources reported that he sustained serious injuries to his legs. Sidon is home to two of Lebanon's 12 Palestinian refugee camps. Firefighte...

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  • BJP and RSS are Hindu Terrorists: Karnataka CM Siddaramiah
BJP and RSS are Hindu Terrorists: Karnataka CM Siddaramiah

The timing of the meeting is significant, given the imminent Assembly elections in Karnataka. Pune: Union minister Prakash Javadekar Saturday said the BJP would win the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls and form the next government in the state.

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  • Modi breaks protocol to receive Israeli counterpart in Delhi
Modi breaks protocol to receive Israeli counterpart in Delhi

Netanyahu tweeted: "I am so happy to meet you again, my friend @PMOIndia @NarendraModi!" Netanyahu and Modi kicked off the visit with a stop at a memorial to Indian soldiers who fought in World War I to help liberate the Israeli city of Haifa.

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  • Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals
Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals

One of the Democratic senators at the meeting, Dick Durbin of IL, confirmed on Twitter that Trump used the term "shithole". Lindsey Graham, who was also at the meeting, seemed to confirm that report in a statement in which he said "following comments by the president , I said my piece directly to him yesterday".

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  • Man on Greyhound bus who threatened to kill passengers is in US
Man on Greyhound bus who threatened to kill passengers is in US

Spike strips were used to stop the bus on southbound I-94 near Rosecrans Road in Wadsworth. "He thought it was a training exercise", Schmaling said. "I'm proud of my team and the assistance we received", he said. The caller stated a man on the bus was threatening to shoot people. The incident began just before 10 p.m. Terrance Williams of New...

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  • Peru quake sparks mine collapse - 17 feared missing
Peru quake sparks mine collapse - 17 feared missing

There were no reports of any deaths so far. Peru's Geophysics Institute said it had measured a magnitude of 6.8. A powerful natural disaster struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and leaving dozens injured, officials said.

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  • Auto flies into second floor of building
Auto flies into second floor of building

A vehicle left the road and soared into the second floor of a dentist's office in Santa Ana, California on Sunday. In a tweet early Sunday morning, Orange County fire officials said one person was still trapped inside the auto when they arrived to the scene.

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  • Israel destroys Hamas cross-border tunnel: army
Israel destroys Hamas cross-border tunnel: army

The IDF demolished a terror tunnel late Motzoei Shabbos, the army announced Sunday morning. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the discovery is the result of advanced cutting-edge technology used by the army to detect tunnels, as well as intelligence gathering and operational activities.

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  • Plane left dangling on cliff after its skids off runway in Turkey
Plane left dangling on cliff after its skids off runway in Turkey

The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 had 162 passengers and six crew members on-board, according to the Associated Press. The Pegasus Airlines jet was stopped only by its wheels getting stuck in the mud. The cause of the incident was not explained by the airline but an investigation into the crash is underway. Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said today...

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  • Obama Foundation Submits Formal Plans To City For Presidential Center Construction
Obama Foundation Submits Formal Plans To City For Presidential Center Construction

The Obama Foundation on Wednesday submitted its development plans and applications for former President Obama's presidential library in Chicago . "None of the funds will go back to the City to improve train lines and public transportation infrastructure", the faculty members add.

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  • Bannon Out of Breitbart
Bannon Out of Breitbart

After the publication by Business Insider , Michelle Goldberg of The New York Times tweeted the page. He most recently came under fire over remarks attributed to him in a new book. The former CEO of Trump's presidential campaign, Bannon, ran afoul of his commander-in-chief after remarkably accusing Donald Trump, Jr ., Paul Manafort, and o...

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  • Freezing rain, sleet, snow, bitter cold in forecast
Freezing rain, sleet, snow, bitter cold in forecast

The warning ends at 9 p.m. Friday in far west Kentucky and 6 p.m.in northwest Tennessee. Even a small amount of ice will create hard travel conditions for the area into Friday morning's commute. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. The storm may bring major travel disruptions throughout the region. Given the rain and a...

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  • Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time
Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time

The momentous occasion is part of the reforms being brought in by crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who has pledged to "return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam". Al-Ittihad, one of the country's top football clubs, is scheduled to play in a derby game in front of mixed spectators on Saturday. Ahead of the game, clubs took to Twitter to encourage ...

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  • Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syria offensive on Idlib
Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syria offensive on Idlib

Ankara believes Washington is continuing to provide heavy weapons to the YPG even though the fight against ISIL is nearing an end. In response to the U.S.'s arming of the Syrian Kurdiah People's Protection Units (YPG), a group associated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), in northern Syria , Erdoğan said a "strategic partner sho...

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