• CDC Director Resigns Amid Reports She Bought Tobacco Company Stock
CDC Director Resigns Amid Reports She Bought Tobacco Company Stock

The head of the leading USA public health agency has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest that documents showed included purchases of tobacco and healthcare stocks while in office. She later sold stock in that company, but was unable to sell other stocks that presented conflicts. The head of the Centers for Disease Control is res...

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  • Police put the squeeze on two suspects caught with hundreds of oranges
Police put the squeeze on two suspects caught with hundreds of oranges

Police arrested five people for allegedly trying to make off with this juicy loot . When they opened the rear door of a small sedan, hundreds of oranges spilled out. Police were not convinced by their story and added that the suspects did not have the paperwork required to transport the four tons of oranges. Officers initiated a short pursuit with ...

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  • Trump expected to announce order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open
Trump expected to announce order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Trump also announced that " as of a few months ago ", USA troops in Afghanistan have been given new rules of engagement. The decision reverses that of former President Barack Obama , who had said he wanted to close the controversial site "as soon as practicable".

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  • Kenya shuts down TV stations to prevent Odinga 'inauguration' coverage
Kenya shuts down TV stations to prevent Odinga 'inauguration' coverage

Odinga said he felt vulnerable attending the "swearing-in" after his security was withdrawn. The court ordered a fresh election in October that Kenyatta won and Odinga boycotted, claiming a lack of electoral reforms. "If it will cost me my life or send me to jail for life, I am ready for it". A sense of confusion and litany of fake news storie...

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  • Russian Federation to set up committee to reform Syrian constitution
Russian Federation to set up committee to reform Syrian constitution

Also, Turkish troops and Turkey-backed opposition fighters have marched deeper into a Kurdish enclave in the country's north. Russia-hosted talks on the war in Syria are being held in Sochi without the representation of any major opposition group.

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  • Wynn quits Republican post over sexual assault claims
Wynn quits Republican post over sexual assault claims

The casino mogul also contributed $411,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee over the past five years, $248,000 to the RNC and $100,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to campaign finance records.

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  • LA Clippers Trade Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons
LA Clippers Trade Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons

On Monday, the Pistons acquired Griffin from the Clippers for forward Tobias Harris , guard Avery Bradley , center Boban Marjanovic , a first and second round pick. "He spent his last nine years there", James continued. He is averaging 15.0 points per game and is in the a year ago of his deal that pays him $8.8 million.

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  • Smith trade to Washington means Cousins in play for Broncos
Smith trade to Washington means Cousins in play for Broncos

The deal can not become official until the start of the NFL's 2018 league year on March 14, the report noted. Smith is coming off his best season as a pro, surpassing 4,000 passing yards for the first time and tossing a career-high 26 touchdown passes.

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  • Alleged Toronto serial killer buried dismembered victims' remains in planter boxes: Cops
Alleged Toronto serial killer buried dismembered victims' remains in planter boxes: Cops

Forensic experts have yet to identify the remains, Idsinga said. The probe ran from November 2012 until April 2014 and looked at Kayhan's disappearance as well as those of Skanda Navaratnam, 40, who last seen near Church and Wellesley on September 6, 2010; and Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, who was reported missing on December 29, 2010 and was last ...

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  • Nikki Haley thinks Hillary's cameo ruined the Grammys
Nikki Haley thinks Hillary's cameo ruined the Grammys

Following musicians like Snoop Dogg , Cher, and John Legend , Clinton read a section focused on Trump's obsession with McDonald's. "This is why Trump won" is a cliché by this point and one usually espoused by conservatives, with whom I have zero allegiance.

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  • House panel votes to release GOP memo on Trump-Russia investigation
House panel votes to release GOP memo on Trump-Russia investigation

FBI Director Christopher Wray has been allowed to read the memo, and it's now being vetted in consultation with the Justice Department, according to a person familiar with the matter. "So there is nothing in this memo that the Department is not already aware of". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it shouldn't be made public without a thorough review of ...

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  • White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency'
White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency'

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said on "The Story" on Thursday that the memo is indeed as damning as some lawmakers have claimed, and the American people have a right to see it. In its opening language, the memo says that its goal is to brief lawmakers on the findings of the Intelligence Committee's investigation into actions by the Department of ...

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  • Separatist in Yemen take over government buildings
Separatist in Yemen take over government buildings

Jeddah, Jan. 28 (BNA): The Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen has called on all Yemeni political and social components for calm, restraint, adhere to the language of calm dialogue, and avoid anything that stirs divisionism and secessionism.

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  • UP: Kasganj violence 2 FIRs lodged, 49 arrested
UP: Kasganj violence 2 FIRs lodged, 49 arrested

An argument began between the two groups after they refused to leave. Before the firing, both groups have hurled the stones at each other in Kasganj town, said police. Gunshots were soon fired, wounding two people, one of whom later died in the hospital. "Fire brigade was called in to douse the fires". Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maur...

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  • Johnson `Concerned´ About Arrest Of Russian Protesters And Opposition Leader
Johnson `Concerned´ About Arrest Of Russian Protesters And Opposition Leader

No figures were available for how many people participated in the protests, but the turnout was clearly smaller than for rallies Navalny organized past year. Navalny, who says he has faced a campaign of harassment from the authorities, has struggled to mobilize the same numbers in the two nationwide protests he has called since the breakthrough pro...

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  • Trump Tells African Leaders Tillerson Will Visit in March
Trump Tells African Leaders Tillerson Will Visit in March

The letter was sent ahead of the African Union (AU) summit held this weekend in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, which gathered 55 nation leaders. "Our soldiers are fighting side by side to defeat terrorists and build secure communities". Trump also offered his "best wishes for a successful summit", and made note that his administration guar...

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  • 1 soldier killed, 10 injured in Kabul military academy attack
1 soldier killed, 10 injured in Kabul military academy attack

A gunfight broke out when security forces tried to respond to the attack. Another two were killed by the Afghan National Army and one was detained alive, Waziri said. An attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives into the heart of the city on Saturday, killing at least 103 people and wounding another 235.

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  • Trump's Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement Mentioned Jews, Unlike Last Year
Trump's Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement Mentioned Jews, Unlike Last Year

The general feeling had been that what caused the Holocaust needs to be kept in the minds of people, so that it will never happen again, Jakobson added. Meanwhile in Britain, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was criticized on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for failing to include a reference to Jews and anti-Semitism in his statemen...

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  • Taliban claim Kabul explosion that left 40 dead, around 140 wounded
Taliban claim Kabul explosion that left 40 dead, around 140 wounded

My thoughts are with the victims, their families and the Afghan people. "The United States is committed to a secure Afghanistan that is free from terrorists who would target Americans, our allies and anyone who does not share their wicked ideology".

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  • With Trump meeting, May looks to keep United Kingdom on global map
With Trump meeting, May looks to keep United Kingdom on global map

Trump has denied the accusations, and the White House has accused the women of lying. At first glance, it was surprising that Donald Trump would be the second sitting US President to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos after Bill Clinton , who attended 18 years ago during the last year of his term.

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  • China to build 'Polar Silk Road' in Arctic: White paper
China to build 'Polar Silk Road' in Arctic: White paper

The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road ( Belt and Road Initiative ) will facilitate connectivity, sustainable economic and social development of the Arctic. "The country has actively conducted studies on these routes and continuously strengthened hydrographic surveys to improve navigation, security and logistics in th...

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  • Paris remains on flood alert as River Seine rises
Paris remains on flood alert as River Seine rises

The river overflowed in some places this week when water levels reached just over 5 meters (nearly 17 feet). Paris remains on flood alert two days after the Seine burst its banks, forcing the evacuation of the city's tourist sites and the closure of several metro stations along the riverbanks.

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  • Lula challenges court and accepts nomination as presidential pre-candidate
Lula challenges court and accepts nomination as presidential pre-candidate

Leite's ruling came as Lula faced another case in which he is accused of using his influence to help the Brazilian air force buy jet fighters from Sweden. The strongest contender at this point is Sao Paulo governor Geraldo Alckmin, president of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB), the country's third largest party which privatized state ...

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  • Jury convicts man in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight
Jury convicts man in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

Gasser admitted to shooting McKnight following a road-rage-fueled confrontation. Prosecutors didn't deny that McKnight drove dangerously before he was killed. The shooting sparked protests in Jefferson Parish after deputies chose to release and not immediately charge Gasser, who admitted to shooting McKnight and turned his firearm over to authori...

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  • Authorities believe they have found body of missing NC child
Authorities believe they have found body of missing NC child

He is said to have been wearing a white and orange striped shirt with tigers on it, along with white trousers printed with rocket ships. An FBI spokeswoman said in an email Saturday that a medical examiner must still confirm the identity and cause of death, but that authorities believe the body is that of 4-year-old Raul Gonzalez Johnson.

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  • Mnangagwa: Mugabe family 'left in peace'
Mnangagwa: Mugabe family 'left in peace'

Both Mr Mnangagwa and Mr Mugabe have been accused of widespread human rights abuses in intimidating opposition. President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe says he has not granted former First Lady Grace Mugabe immunity from prosecution. "We would want to embrace the global community". "Down the line when we are satisfied that this can also go int...

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  • Wisconsin men's hockey: Penn State preview
Wisconsin men's hockey: Penn State preview

But Penn State answered with a bank shot prayer as the buzzer sounded, giving the Nittany Lions one of the biggest wins of their season. Carr scored 20 of his game-high 28 points in the second half and 11 in the final 4:47. Penn State is averaging 76.9 points per game on offense this year while allowing 67.3 per contest. · Junior Andrew Sturtz...

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  • 52 baboons escape a Paris zoo, four still missing
52 baboons escape a Paris zoo, four still missing

The Telegraph reported that the first that zookeepers' knew of the escaped primates was when they were spotted in a service corridor used by zoo staff. Baboons preen each other at the Paris Zoological Park in the Bois de Vincennes in the east of Paris , France, October 23, 1995. Paris last experienced an animal-on-the-loose alert in November...

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  • Cloudy & dry today with warm, sunny weekend ahead
Cloudy & dry today with warm, sunny weekend ahead

Warm temperatures and southwest winds gusting to 36 miles per hour this afternoon have resulted in the slightly elevated fire danger, the weather service said. Rain chances will be higher in the afternoon/ evening hours. East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, gusts near 15 miles per hour. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

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  • United Nations will send Syria envoy to Russian Federation peace conference
United Nations will send Syria envoy to Russian Federation peace conference

Russia has not yet received an official notification from the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) about its decision on attending the upcoming congress, a source from the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Saturday. [The parties] have touched upon the preparation for the forthcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi on January 29-30 ...

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  • Trump Says He'll Cut Off Palestinian Money Without Talks
Trump Says He'll Cut Off Palestinian Money Without Talks

Pence is set to deliver a speech to the Israeli Knesset, or parliament, later in the day. Mr Netanyahu praised Mr Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv. He vowed that the United States would join Israel to fight Iran and said the US would never allow Iran to achieve a nuclear ...

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  • SolarWorld Trump raises tariffs on foreign solar panels, SolarWorld impacted
SolarWorld Trump raises tariffs on foreign solar panels, SolarWorld impacted

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced on Monday that Trump approved their recommendations for a tariff imposed on solar technology imports. "We would have to charge a little more ", she said. "So many of those projects as a result of these tariffs will not come into fruition", said Villaire.

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  • North Korea, US Clash At Disarmament Forum
North Korea, US Clash At Disarmament Forum

Pompeo said the Central Intelligence Agency believes Kim is a rational leader who wants to reunify the Korean Peninsula. "The logical next step is to develop an arsenal" of missiles that can strike the US simultaneously. That said, Pompeo cast doubt on whether Kim is well-briefed on the situation. "If I had an experience set or if it needed full ...

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  • Britain's May says world cannot pull in different directions on trade
Britain's May says world cannot pull in different directions on trade

Trump's reiteration of what's known as the "special relationship" between the US and United Kingdom may help May thaw her frosty relationship with the president. Hers will be on Thursday afternoon, continuing her crusade for social media companies to play their part in stamping out online extremism. Theresa May told the World Economic Forum ...

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  • Super Blue Blood Moon coming to a night sky near you
Super Blue Blood Moon coming to a night sky near you

While the entire US will get a partial view of the moon that day, NASA researchers say sky watchers in Alaska, California, and Hawaii will get the best look at the Super Blue Blood Moon . The name comes from the red and orange appearance that the moon takes on. It will appear as though it is 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon.

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  • Princess Eugenie to marry in autumn
Princess Eugenie to marry in autumn

Her parents have reacted to the good news. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were beaming after the announcement. Princess Eugenie's engagement ring, a rare pink-orange sapphire comes from Sri Lanka. The duo, who began dating in 2011 after they met while skiing in the Swiss resort of Verbier , will Wednesday this year at George's Chap...

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  • I Love Trump, Says Museveni
I Love Trump, Says Museveni

On Monday, people in Haiti, another country that Mr Trump disparaged, protested against the United States president's remarks. Speaking at the last session of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in Kampala, Museveni claimed Trump should be commended for not being economical with the truth.

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  • North Korea Sends Rare Announcement To All Koreans, Calls For Unification
North Korea Sends Rare Announcement To All Koreans, Calls For Unification

Mike Pompeo speaks at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday in Washington DC. Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that he briefed Donald Trump earlier today on Turkey's incursion into Syria, highlighting at the same time the importance of "bringing in Sunni partners" to fight terrorist groups in the war-ravaged country.

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  • Porn star who 'had affair' with Trump suspended from Instagram
Porn star who 'had affair' with Trump suspended from Instagram

Stormy Daniels visiting a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans in 2009. Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen has denied that any sexual encounter between his client and the adult film star took place. Trump's comments, reportedly made during a private White House meeting on immigration policy with congressional leaders earlier this month, have bee...

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  • Maine Unemployment Fell Again in December
Maine Unemployment Fell Again in December

Indiana's jobless rate was below the national average at 4.1 percent. The Labor Force, which is made up of everyone who has a job or is looking for a job, decreased in December by 1,000 to 1,271,700. Trade, transportation and utilities declined by 1,800, with retail trade suffering the biggest hit. The number of residents receiving unemployme...

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  • Hugh Masekela's train comes to a halt
Hugh Masekela's train comes to a halt

Masekela took the opportunity, along with many other members of the cast, to remain in England, effectively going into exile, and enrolled at the London Guildhall School of Music, later moving to the Manhattan School of Music in NY. In 2003, he was featured in the documentary film Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony . But it was always...

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  • Ex-soccer star, George Weah to be sworn as Liberia's President
Ex-soccer star, George Weah to be sworn as Liberia's President

Expectations are sky-high for Weah, who grew up kicking a ball about his poor suburb of Monrovia but became an global star and Liberian hero through a distinguished football career at Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, winning the Ballon d'Or and Fifa's world player of the year.

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  • Gas well catches fire in Oklahoma
Gas well catches fire in Oklahoma

We've activated our emergency response systems and are fully cooperating with first responders and authorities on the scene. He added that workers are contacting the families of the missing employees. "The fire is containing itself right now". The company says it was a drilling rig, but they are not sure exactly what it was drilling for. The ...

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  • Haryana CM takes U-turn on Padmaavat row, said he obey SC's order
Haryana CM takes U-turn on Padmaavat row, said he obey SC's order

The Supreme Court had on January 25 paved the way for the nationwide release of " Padmaavat " by staying the ban on its screening in Gujarat and Rajasthan . Despite the court ruling and tightened security, theatre owners in the state have decided against screening the film as they fear further violence.

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  • Alliance with Congress: CPM looks to resolve dispute through voting
Alliance with Congress: CPM looks to resolve dispute through voting

The Kerala comrades, who constitute the CPM's most powerful state unit, believe that any national tactical understanding with the Congress , the main rival in state politics, could be detrimental to their local interests. Both drafts said that the BJP and its ideological mentor the RSS "are the biggest threat the country is facing at present" an...

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  • Rocket Lab launches second successful flight
Rocket Lab launches second successful flight

Today is a huge win for #electron #commercialspace, #smallsats , and #NZ. George Sowers, scientist behind the Atlas V rocket, said it was a "thrill" to see a successful launch - even for a scientist with his experience. Rocket Lab blasted off into space on Saturday, taking a major step toward opening low-priced access for a new generation of s...

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  • Mike Pence heckled in Israeli parliament as he announced 2019 embassy move
Mike Pence heckled in Israeli parliament as he announced 2019 embassy move

Changing a long-held US policy, Trump said last month he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the United States will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . White House Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and the Israeli ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, joined the ceremony, and Pence ...

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  • 2 troopers, 2 civilians killed in Pak firing along LoC, IB
2 troopers, 2 civilians killed in Pak firing along LoC, IB

Earlier, a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and three civilians were injured in fresh firing by Pakistan Rangers on the IB of the state. Arnia border ( Jammu): Blood splattered compounds, smashed window panes and demolished roofs are all that are left of houses in border hamlets which have been battered in Pakistani firing and shelling in t...

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  • Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by United States government shutdown
Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by United States government shutdown

In a series of tweets early on Saturday morning, the president himself said that Democrats "could have easily made a deal but chose to play Shutdown politics instead". Republicans insist that Democrats' staunch stance on protecting immigrants facing deportation and ignoring funding for the military and extending children's health insurance brough...

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  • Judge Loya death case to be heard by CJI court
Judge Loya death case to be heard by CJI court

Responding to Misra's suggestion during the last meeting that they formulate a solution to the points raised at their extraordinary press conference on January 12, the four judges offered a draft proposal to him. It is pertinent to mention here that Justice Yawar Ali was one of the members of the Special Court hearing the high treason case agains...

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