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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic progresses to round four despite injury scare
- January 21, 2018

Djokovic looked far from his best in the 39-degree heat but was still too good for the enigmatic world No.39, maintaining his flawless record against Monfils with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 victory. Kerber registered an 11th straight win to begin 2018 in beating Donna Vekic 6-4 6-1, with Sharapova getting the better of her conqueror at the US Open, Anastasija Sevastova, 6-1 7-6 (7-4). (more...)
Donald Trump said 'shithouse' and not 'shithole', claims White House source Donald Trump said 'shithouse' and not 'shithole', claims White House source
- January 21, 2018

But today we are not going to discuss Trump but Africa. "We've been attending and trying to move this along, but the difficulty is this is a contentious, complicated issue", Durbin said. So what is a racist? "I don't think the president was well served by staff". Critics, however, say it's not just that meeting that's at issue. (more...)
Brady fends off injury questions Brady fends off injury questions
- January 21, 2018

Literally, it's science. The website 538 ran the numbers and, without a doubt, the Patriots have the easiest road to a Super Bowl in modern National Football League history. Blessed with the easiest gig in American fandom, Patriots fans can get loud - but not deck-of-an-aircraft-carrier loud like fans in Seattle and Kansas City. (more...)
Kansas survives scare from Baylor, wins 70-67 Kansas survives scare from Baylor, wins 70-67
- January 21, 2018

Kansas responded with an 8-2 run capped off by a transition three-pointer from Graham to take a 28-17 lead into the under-eight timeout. The Bears rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to lead 67-61 before Newman erupted with a three-point play and two other baskets, all off drives to the hoop. (more...)
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Close Due to Government Shutdown Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Close Due to Government Shutdown
- January 21, 2018

The shining symbol of America's immigrant past was shuttered as Democrats and Republicans remained at loggerheads over a budget and a plan to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children. (more...)
Sen. Graham: Immigration 'Has Turned Into a S- Show'
- January 21, 2018

During a grilling by Durbin earlier in the hearing, Nielsen said emotions at Thursday's immigration meeting were heated and curse words were said by multiple people in the room. That message was a distinct counterpoint to words attributed to Trump by Durbin and others at a meeting last week , when the question of where immigrants come from seemed at the forefront of Trump's concerns. (more...)
Denver's Women's March Focuses On 2018 Midterm Elections
- January 21, 2018

We're sick of the government, we're sick of the shutdown, we're just sick of everything", said Catherine King of Denver , who took part in the Denver march a day short of one year earlier. "Well, it's clear we are in this for the long haul and that things aren't going to change quickly and we will have to continue to be vigilant". The previous year was monumental for women. (more...)
Pope Francis performs mid-air marriage Pope Francis performs mid-air marriage
- January 21, 2018

The region has the dubious honor of having the world's highest rates of violence against women occurring outside romantic partnerships, and the second-highest within. Bear in mind that Francis isn't accusing the victims of slander over the allegations of sexual abuse itself. He tells Pope Francis that native peoples are anxious about the Amazon as trees disappear, fish die and rivers become contaminated. (more...)
Trump reportedly knew he'd be blamed for a government shutdown Trump reportedly knew he'd be blamed for a government shutdown
- January 21, 2018

With lawmakers unable to reach an agreement on funding, agencies set in motion a partial shutdown, one year from the day President Donald Trump was inaugurated. At least three Republican senators have said they will not back the resolution in its current form. Democrats said they oppose the three-week plan, viewing it as a way to stall negotiations over the future of the "Dreamers", whose protections expire in March. (more...)
Trump Takes Hard Line on Immigration, Says Government Shutdown 'Could Happen' Trump Takes Hard Line on Immigration, Says Government Shutdown 'Could Happen'
- January 21, 2018

As backlash over the alleged comments mounted, Trump denied using such a phrase, admitting only that he used "tough language". "I told the president if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old". Nielsen's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee echoed statements she has made since the meeting on Thursday with Trump and Republican and Democratic legislators, which roiled the debate on an immigration law deal and generated accusations of racism ... (more...)
Who Bears the Blame for a Government Shutdown? Who Bears the Blame for a Government Shutdown?
- January 21, 2018

Republicans have so far refused. Trump seemed to revel in the high-stakes brinksmanship unfolding in Washington , with Senate passage of a government funding extension that was pushed through the House of Representatives on Thursday up in the air. (more...)
Trump touts tax reform, PA lawmaker during Pittsburgh-area stop Trump touts tax reform, PA lawmaker during Pittsburgh-area stop
- January 21, 2018

And Democrats are excited about their candidate: 33-year-old Conor Lamb , a youthful Marine veteran and former assistant United States attorney whose family is well known in local political circles. "They are so against him", she said. "This election will be a referendum on whether you are happy with the leadership in Washington or whether you want a check and a change", Ferguson said. (more...)
Australian Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic into 4th round Australian Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic into 4th round
- January 21, 2018

On Thursday, officials were criticized when play continued after the temperature reached 40 C (104 F), and several players, including Gael Monfils , complained it should have been stopped. "That's what I told Sascha [Zverev]". Described as "difficult to watch" by television commentators, French woman Alize Cornet lay on the ground in exhaustion midway through her third round clash with German Elise Mertens on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. (more...)
Former Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner headed to MI Former Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner headed to MI
- January 21, 2018

Prior to that, Warinner was at Ohio State from 2012-16, serving in a co-offensive coordinator role in each of his five seasons. According to a report from Football Scoop , Harbaugh has offered Warriner a position on the MI staff. On Saturday afternoon, Warinner updated his Twitter bio to say University of MI and changed his background photo to Michigan's practice facility. Now, he could do the same at MI. (more...)
Graham claims Trump's 'shithole' slur derailed DACA negotiations Graham claims Trump's 'shithole' slur derailed DACA negotiations
- January 21, 2018

Perdue and Sen. Tom Cotton , R-Arkansas, had issued a joint statement Friday saying they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically". Trump's first wife, Ivana Trump , told Good Morning Britain that the president was not racist. Cotton said he "didn't hear" the word used "and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was", Cotton told CBS's "Face the Nation". (more...)
Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking
- January 21, 2018

He and his family are suspected of being major players in an worldwide supply chain selling poached animal parts from elephants, rhinos, pangolins, tigers and lions to dealers in Laos, Vietnam and China. The Bachs have "long run the worldwide supply chain of illicit wildlife from Asia and Africa to major dealers in Laos, Vietnam and China", Freeland said in statement following the announcement of Boonchai's arrest. (more...)
WATCH the Beginning of Turkey's Military Operation in Northern Syria WATCH the Beginning of Turkey's Military Operation in Northern Syria
- January 21, 2018

Erdogan and his ministers have repeatedly called on the Trump administration to stop arms resupplies to the Syria Kurds, and they dismiss as "unworkable" USA promises to reclaim American-supplied weapons later from the YPG. "An actor designated as a terrorist organization and perceived by Turkey as an existential security threat was never going to prove an acceptable 'border security force, '" he says. (more...)
Local federally-elected federal officials respond to federal government shutdown Local federally-elected federal officials respond to federal government shutdown
- January 21, 2018

Even as the White House began pointing the finger at Democrats , the Republican president came under fire. Even by Washington's standards, the sequence of busted negotiations, partisan dysfunction, and blame games that shut down the federal government at midnight on Friday was baffling. (more...)
Turkey launches military offensive against Kurdish canton in Syria Turkey launches military offensive against Kurdish canton in Syria
- January 21, 2018

Turkey accuses the Kurdish militia YPG of being a terror group. Canikli said that soldiers had not been deployed to Syria, but were instead firing at Kurdish forces from across the border. Erdoğan said the Afrin operation would be an extension of the seven-month Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, which ended in March 17 and aimed to fight against ISIL and curb the YPG in the area. (more...)
Marc Short on Shutdown: 'Democrats Are Conducting a Two-Year-Old Temper Tantrum' Marc Short on Shutdown: 'Democrats Are Conducting a Two-Year-Old Temper Tantrum'
- January 21, 2018

Jones, like other Democrats , said that the CHIP program has been reduced to political gamesmanship. "Republicans have forgotten their responsibility to the American people". The last time a government shutdown occurred was in 2013 during the Obama government, when Democrats and Republicans split over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is known. (more...)
Neymar, Hazard and Lewandowski: Real Madrid look for a new attacking trio Neymar, Hazard and Lewandowski: Real Madrid look for a new attacking trio
- January 21, 2018

However, despite previous suggestions that the a new face would arrive in Madrid, Zidane has insisted that he will not be active before the end of the month. The Argentina global received a bonus of €100m (paid over three years) for signing a contract that guarantees an annual after-tax salary of €35m. Arsenal will take Henrikh Mikhtaryan as part of the deal, assuming an agreement on financial terms can be made with the Armenia international's agent. (more...)
Rand Paul Has One Simple Rebuttal For Dems Calling Trump Racist Rand Paul Has One Simple Rebuttal For Dems Calling Trump Racist
- January 21, 2018

The president reportedly made the " shithole " comment during a bipartisan meeting on immigration, where he questioned why the United States needs "more Haitians" and suggested instead that the country take in more immigrants from places like Norway. (more...)
Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'
- January 21, 2018

But in another tweet on Friday the president denied that he insulted Haitians. He said Durbin and Republican Sen. But Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath Tuesday that she "did not hear" Trump use the vulgarity to describe African countries. (more...)
Ankara notifies Damascus of Afrin operation in written form - foreign minister Ankara notifies Damascus of Afrin operation in written form - foreign minister
- January 21, 2018

On Saturday, Turkey's General Staff declared the launch of Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish units from Self-Defense Forces and Democratic Union Party in Afrin , home to 1.5 million Syrian Kurds. While Turkish diplomats, military officials and intelligence chiefs are in Moscow in an attempt to gain access to the Russian-controlled airspace above Afrin and approval from Iran, the Syrian regime made clear its opposition to a military move. (more...)
Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round at Australian Open Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round at Australian Open
- January 21, 2018

The six-time Australian Open victor received a medical treatment in the second set for an injury but came back strong to close out the match in two hours, 23 minutes. That was Djokovic's 12th set in a row against Ramos-Vinolas and it quickly became 13 as he broke in game three of the third set, the Serbian benefitting from his opponent's misplaced forehand that clipped the net and dropped wide. (more...)
Trump tweets support of Women's March that's also protesting…him Trump tweets support of Women's March that's also protesting…him
- January 21, 2018

People participating in marches in the USA and around the world are walking in support of female empowerment and are denouncing President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT and women's rights and more . Earlier, activists gathered in Rome to denounce violence against women and express support for the #MeToo movement. The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches created solidarity for those opposing Trump's views, words and actions. (more...)
Melania Trump's approval numbers top the President's — CNN Poll Melania Trump's approval numbers top the President's — CNN Poll
- January 21, 2018

Disapproval rates for the USA have changed accordingly, beginning at 34 percent in Bush's last year and then dropping into the 20s throughout the Obama administration, and now spiking to 43 percent after year one under Trump. commitment to its partners overseas and called its reliability into question". Overall, only 30 percent in Asia approved of United States leadership while 32 percent approved of China's leadership. (more...)
South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit
- January 21, 2018

Speaking in Switzerland, he said the other disciplines included Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating and short track speed skating. The invitation review panel, set up by the International Olympic Committee to check every Russian athlete's eligibility for the Games in South Korea starting on February 9, said each case was reviewed anonymously. (more...)
US Supreme Court takes up Trump travel ban US Supreme Court takes up Trump travel ban
- January 21, 2018

On Jan. 9, Alsup ordered the federal government to revive the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA , which provides work permits and protection from deportation for immigrants who arrived in the US before the age of 16. (more...)
Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's one-year festivities Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's one-year festivities
- January 21, 2018

This has happened on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. The right wing promotes capitalism run by rules made up by the right-wing Congress and powerful corporations to increase their wealth - the poor and middle classes get leftovers. (more...)

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