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Most Americans Think It's Racist To Talk About Immigrants From 'Shithole Countries'
- January 19, 2018

Hopes of a deal to keep the government open beyond a Friday deadline have been complicated by lingering mistrust following the Oval Office meeting, during which, according to several people familiar with the gathering, Trump used vulgar terms to describe poor countries sending immigrants to the United States. (more...)
Clock Ticks Down to Possible US Government Shutdown
- January 19, 2018

Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump taking office. "The short-term bill that House Republicans passed tonight simply doesn't meet the test of basic governance". Instead, the president shot down the Chip provision in a Thursday morning tweet . Some Republicans voted against the resolution protesting the constant short-term funding process that makes it hard for the Department of Defense to budget long term. (more...)
Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections
- January 19, 2018

Results of the research also showed that Pavel Grudinin , a farmer supported by the Russian Communist Party, might get 7.6 per cent of votes, while Vladimir Zhirinovsky , leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, might get 4.2 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported . (more...)
David and Louise Turpin plead not guilty: Abuse of 13 children detailed David and Louise Turpin plead not guilty: Abuse of 13 children detailed
- January 19, 2018

The Turpins, aged 57 and 49, appeared in court yesterday. When officers from the Perris Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff's Department met with the girl, they thought she was only 10 years old because she was slightly emaciated. (more...)
Good morning, North Bay! Good morning, North Bay!
- January 19, 2018

East wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Dux said there were good signs that some areas could see 4 inches of snow - and other parts of the state may even see 6 inches or more. (more...)
Snow Storm, No Bells & Whistles Snow Storm, No Bells & Whistles
- January 19, 2018

Earlier forecasts called for a little more than 2 inches. Skiers can rejoice. The Poconos look to see as much as a half-foot of snow on its resorts. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Saturday night - A chance of rain. Low around 29. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 miles per hour after midnight. (more...)
Parsons Green bombing: Accused pleads not guilty Parsons Green bombing: Accused pleads not guilty
- January 19, 2018

The man accused of planting a bomb on the London Underground that detonated at Parsons Green Station on 15 September previous year has denied responsibility, according to LBC News. Ahmad Hasan Mohammad Ali denied a charge of attempted murder at the Old Bailey on Friday. The explosives charge states that he "maliciously caused by means of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) or other explosive substance an explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property". (more...)
Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
- January 19, 2018

Although they were married in a civil ceremony in 2010, they were prevented from having a church wedding by the devastating quake that struck Chile that year - on the day of their wedding. I have married 40 couples.' But a Pope never married somebody on a flight". These were Ignacio Cueto, owner of LatAm airlines who is the couple's boss and who was also best man and Mgr Mauricio Rueda. (more...)
US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid govt shutdown US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid govt shutdown
- January 19, 2018

Mitch McConnell , the Senate Republican Majority Leader, said the House bill provides for four weeks of funding, enough to allow talks to continue "without throwing the government into disarray for no reason". Some Democrats in that chamber - especially those considering a White House run - are expected to oppose any spending measure that does not protect the young immigrants. (more...)
Will Amazon really go to Canada? Don't count Toronto out Will Amazon really go to Canada? Don't count Toronto out
- January 19, 2018

More than 15 states and cities turned down requests from The Associated Press to detail the promises they've made. The company expects to make a final decision some time this year. "As these cities woo and grovel, they are basically communicating this idea that we should want Amazon to be bigger and more powerful in our economy", Mitchell said. (more...)
Senator compares Trump to Stalin, invokes LDS hymn Senator compares Trump to Stalin, invokes LDS hymn
- January 19, 2018

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), also took aim at the president's press attacks in an op-ed published Tuesday night in the Washington Post , saying "Trump's attempts to undermine the free press also make it more hard to hold repressive governments accountable". (more...)
Two women killed in head-on crash in Grand Forks County Two women killed in head-on crash in Grand Forks County
- January 19, 2018

The crash happened around 10:45 this morning on Highway 15, 12 miles west of Thompson. Authorities believe road conditions made it hard to navigate the turns. The car's driver, 19-year-old Brenden Myron of Northwood, and the minivan's driver, 59-year-old Scott Grund of Hatton, were taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with non-life threatening injuries. (more...)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan looked gorgeous together at an event Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan looked gorgeous together at an event
- January 19, 2018

Although we agree this picture nowhere confirms if Ash and Vivek met or even exchanged a formal greeting considering they are standing far away from each other but the fact that they have made it to a pic after so many years does raise eyebrows. (more...)
Senate Pushes Shutdown Fight to Final Day Senate Pushes Shutdown Fight to Final Day
- January 19, 2018

Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate and most legislation, including spending bills or an immigration deal, require 60 votes for passage. King went on to say he might vote for a very short-term funding bill that would last a few days, in order to pass a budget to cover the rest of the year. (more...)
Trump warns of immigration threat to national security Trump warns of immigration threat to national security
- January 19, 2018

The president also said that there will be no more diversity lottery visa. When the Senate approved a similar short-term spending bill in December, 17 Democrats plus ME independent Angus King voted to keep the government open. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said he hopes his caucus - which has 20 more votes than needed to approve legislation - will pass a spending bill to fund the government through February 16, without Democrats and despite defections by conservative GOP members. (more...)
Congressional Panel To Ask Bannon About Those 'Fire And Fury' Quotes Congressional Panel To Ask Bannon About Those 'Fire And Fury' Quotes
- January 19, 2018

Insiders in Washington believe the subpoena may also be a negotiating tactic to convince him to sit down and talk face-to-face with Mueller. The congressional subpoena came the same day The New York Times reported that Mr Bannon - a former far-right media executive and recently scorned political adversary of the president's - has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a federal grand jury. (more...)
Donald Trump reveals the winners of his 'fake news awards' Donald Trump reveals the winners of his 'fake news awards'
- January 19, 2018

This partisan split perhaps explains why Trump made a decision to create his "fake news" awards in the first place. Turning the tables on the president, Mr Flake accused him of leading an "unrelenting daily assault" on the free press, even as his White House coined the term "alternative facts" - "as justification for what used to be called old-fashioned falsehoods". (more...)
2.6 magnitude quake rattles Midcoast area 2.6 magnitude quake rattles Midcoast area
- January 19, 2018

Scott MacMaster, police chief in Richmond, told centralmaine.com that his department was inundated with calls from people expressing concern about a "rumble and boom", but nobody had reported damage. The two faults are believed to be linked, which means that both could someday rupture together, resulting in a significantly more destructive temblor than previously thought. (more...)
Two fishermen missing after boat capsizes in Loch Fyne Two fishermen missing after boat capsizes in Loch Fyne
- January 19, 2018

The alarm was raised at around 6pm after HM Coastguard received an emergency call and distress alert from a vessel in Loch Fyne. Crews resumed their search at 8am on Friday after a Campbeltown RNLI Lifeboat was sent out overnight, along with a number of commercial vessels. (more...)
Haitians Protest Trump Over 'S--thole' Remark in Florida Haitians Protest Trump Over 'S--thole' Remark in Florida
- January 19, 2018

The crowd was swathed in bright reds and blues of the Haitian national flag. The protest was a first for 27-year-old Sheena Marceline, a nursing student from West Palm Beach. We are not bad people. Trump declared Sunday night that "I'm not a racist". "But he's [Trump] just been very disrespectful", Marceline said. Trump called the White House a dump, and African countries "shitholes", but it was his private club Mar-a-Lago that was cited for 15 code violations that pose a serious threat ... (more...)
Trump accuses Russian Federation of assisting N. Korea in violation of sanctions Trump accuses Russian Federation of assisting N. Korea in violation of sanctions
- January 19, 2018

It said the delegation will include a 230-member cheering group, a 30-member taekwondo demonstration team, and journalists, athletes and officials. Kim's unexpected offer earlier this month to send a delegation to the games in Pyeongchang must be seen through that lens. (more...)
Essence Evans reveals she costs her five-year-old lease Essence Evans reveals she costs her five-year-old lease
- January 19, 2018

The post soon went viral with some supporting the ideas. "But I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves", Evans wrote. If that might seem too harsh, Evans says it's going to a good place, with the money being put into a savings account each week that Evans plans to hand over on her daughter's 18th birthday. (more...)
Violent crash splits auto in half in MA Violent crash splits auto in half in MA
- January 19, 2018

CBS Boston reports a vehicle was split in half and ended up in the woods near the Harrison Boulevard exit on the northbound side of the road just before 3 a.m. The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation by Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the MSP Crime Scene Services Section. (more...)
Belgium counters USA with $23 million for UN Palestinian… Belgium counters USA with $23 million for UN Palestinian…
- January 19, 2018

She repeated the US view that UNRWA needs reform, saying there are a lot more refugees in the program than previously, and that "money coming in from other countries needs to increase as well to continue paying for all those refugees". The Middle East Forum has long pressed for a tightening of requirements for the "Palestine refugee" status, seeing this as both improving the lives of Palestinian Authority Arabs and diminishing the threat to Israel. (more...)
House passes temporary funding bill to avert shutdown House passes temporary funding bill to avert shutdown
- January 19, 2018

A vote on the bill is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in the House. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers Thursday evening, in a last ditch effort, to pass the short-term spending. Richard Durbin (D) of IL took to the White House last week - only to have the president squash it, using vulgar language that has appeared to have made a deal even harder. (more...)
With eye on Brexit talks, May offers France money for border security With eye on Brexit talks, May offers France money for border security
- January 19, 2018

Macron and May at their joint press conference. A day-long UK-EU summit was held to underline the close relationship between the two countries after earlier news of a £45m British boost to border security in Calais. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will announce an additional contribution of 44.5 million pounds ($61.6 million) to France to be used to increase border control at French ports and prevent the formation of another refugee "jungle", similar to the one that had been dismantled in ... (more...)
Trump Appointee Resigns After Saying Blacks 'Lax of Morality' Trump Appointee Resigns After Saying Blacks 'Lax of Morality'
- January 19, 2018

Higbie, a former Navy SEAL, qualified his comment by saying that in cases where PTSD-afflicted service members "were legitimately blown up", it was "completely understandable". He was appointed to lead the CNCS in 2017. The non-profit organization, according to its website, connects volunteers with service opportunities across the world in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunities, etc. (more...)
Russia Doesn't Plan to Join Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - Lavrov Russia Doesn't Plan to Join Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - Lavrov
- January 19, 2018

The UN Security Council held Thursday a high-level meeting on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, which is attended by presidents such as the Kazakh Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Polish Andrzej Duda, among others. President Donald Trump has repeatedly charged that he would withdraw the US from the deal if Iran does not allow "immediate inspections at all sites requested by worldwide inspectors", among other conditions. (more...)
Are Analysts Turning Critical? Banco Santander, SA (SAN), NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)
- January 19, 2018

Traders and technical analysts have the ability to use volume to help measure the strength of a particular move. (EGP). The consensus rating is 2.9, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. Investors may be trying to identify volume trends over time. BSBR has diverse figures for different time frames; starting from week's performance it is giving positive returns of 2.43% in last five regular trading sessions. (more...)
GOP Senator Insists Trump Didn't Make 'Sh*thole' Comment GOP Senator Insists Trump Didn't Make 'Sh*thole' Comment
- January 19, 2018

Speaking with reporters while hosting Kazakhstan President , Nursultan Nazarbayev, at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said: "I want them to come in from everywhere". Durbin has said the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting. Jeff Flake (R. -Ariz.), who previously said that the GOP is "appealing to older white men" by and large, dismissed that defense. (more...)

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