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Abbas wins renewed European Union backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem Abbas wins renewed European Union backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem
- January 23, 2018

The president's action upended years of United States policy that refrained from declaring Jerusalem the capital as part of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, who also claim the city as their capital. Knesset member Ayman Odeh tweeted on Monday that he was proud to lead a "strong, legitimate protest , against the Trump-Netanyahu regime's exaltation of racism and hatred, who speak of peace exclusively as lip service". (more...)
Sarah Sanders fails miserably defending Donald Trump over government shutdown Video Sarah Sanders fails miserably defending Donald Trump over government shutdown Video
- January 23, 2018

Instead, he spent the afternoon in the Oval Office, trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Stephanopoulos continued to grill Sanders on why the president hasn't held bipartisan meetings at the White House to lock down a deal and reopen the government - something Trump called for when President Obama was in office. (more...)
Kim sends his ex to check Olympic Games venues Kim sends his ex to check Olympic Games venues
- January 23, 2018

The Winter Olympics runs from February 9 to 25. This is the latest in a series of anti-terrorism measures taking place before the Games. The officials are scheduled to spend two days inspecting art centres in Gangneung city, which will also host several of the Olympic events. (more...)
Axios: FBI's Wray Weighed Quitting Over Pressure to Fire McCabe Axios: FBI's Wray Weighed Quitting Over Pressure to Fire McCabe
- January 23, 2018

Wray's resignation would have caused a media firestorm and made him the second FBI Director to leave the administration after President Trump fired James Comey . During an unsuccessful run for Senate in Virginia, her campaign received $675,000 from the Virginia Democratic Party and a super PAC operated by Virginia Gov. (more...)
Ted Cruz Tosses This Gem Out: 'I Have Consistently Opposed Shutdowns' Ted Cruz Tosses This Gem Out: 'I Have Consistently Opposed Shutdowns'
- January 23, 2018

In 2013, Cruz , along with conservatives in the House, demanded that any spending bill also delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act . But while Cruz's stance caused dismay and allegations of revisionism, he has always maintained that Democrats bore responsibility for the 16-day shutdown - along with GOP congressional leaders who lacked the backbone to back him up in the crusade to defund Obamacare. (more...)
Senators used a Senators used a "talking stick" during shutdown negotiations
- January 23, 2018

She's also concerned that failure to pass a funding bill "jeopardizes health care" for children who receive care through the Children's Health Insurance Program. The stick missed the mark and ended up damaging a glass elephant on Collins' shelf. Collins reportedly made a decision to switch to a ball after the dustup, presumably assuming it would be a little less destructive. (more...)
Women Overwhelmingly Want Democrats to Win This Year's Midterm Elections Women Overwhelmingly Want Democrats to Win This Year's Midterm Elections
- January 23, 2018

During the 2016 presidential election, Trump won the white female vote with a 53-43 margin. That produces as stunning 35-point advantage for Democrats. But the political awakening may wind up having another major impact - and it could cost the Republican Party in a big way during the 2018 midterm elections . (more...)
Prevented Turkish forces from crossing into Afrin, says Syrian Kurdish YPG Prevented Turkish forces from crossing into Afrin, says Syrian Kurdish YPG
- January 23, 2018

But the campaign risks further increasing tensions with Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Washington, which has supported the YPG in the fight against the militant Islamic State (IS) group and warned Ankara about distracting the focus from that fight. (more...)
House passes short-term spending bill, but legislation faces long odds in Senate House passes short-term spending bill, but legislation faces long odds in Senate
- January 23, 2018

Also the leadership committed to work on a conservative-leaning immigration reform bill introduced by Rep. "I'm exhausted of it". "We made some progress, but we still have a good number of disagreements", Schumer told reporters upon returning to Capitol Hill. (more...)
#SchumerShutdown was Russian bots' top hashtag, group says #SchumerShutdown was Russian bots' top hashtag, group says
- January 23, 2018

Sunday, showing the #SchumerShutdown hashtag blowing up among Russia-linked influence networks. The security organization tracked about 600 Twitter accounts believed to be operated by Russian-tied groups and found the shutdown hashtag had surpassed another popular Russian bot hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo , reports the Hill . (more...)
Ivana Trump Agrees That Donald Trump Is a Not-Racist, Stable Genius Ivana Trump Agrees That Donald Trump Is a Not-Racist, Stable Genius
- January 23, 2018

Trump also said he believed he was expressing what many people think, according to the person. Two Trump allies came out publicly on Sunday to dispute that Trump decried immigrants coming from "sh-hole countries" and sought to cast doubt on Durbin's public account of the meeting. (more...)
Woman headed to hospital to deliver baby killed in vehicle accident Woman headed to hospital to deliver baby killed in vehicle accident
- January 23, 2018

Police told WMTW that doctors performed an emergency C-section and the baby survived. "The baby is now in Bangor at EMMC", Bucknam said in an email to the Morning Sentinel Monday afternoon. She was driving her auto around 7 a.m.in Skowhegan when she lost control of the vehicle and hit a snowbank. "If only her appointment was different day or time, it may not have happened like this", said another. (more...)
2018 survey to count the homeless in Columbus; provide them with resources 2018 survey to count the homeless in Columbus; provide them with resources
- January 23, 2018

The Point-In-Time Count happens every year in Minnesota. "We have found this to be shown on our Point In Time Count, our numbers have become relatively lower". "We're trying to do it step-by-step with different populations". "The goal is to identify how many individuals are homeless on a given day so that the County has the most current information in order to better understand the factors surrounding their housing crisis and accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness", ... (more...)
Rep. Duffy: 'We Want a DACA Bill,' But Dems Want 'Open Border' Rep. Duffy: 'We Want a DACA Bill,' But Dems Want 'Open Border'
- January 23, 2018

And Democrats want to have an open border. "Unfortunately what's going to happen now is the Senate may actually have a timetable to deal with this issue, but what about the House?" he asked. But McConnell would not agree to that demand, senators said, because he can not bind the House to a Senate deal. "As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels", McCon- nell said last week. (more...)
Senate leaders agree on plan to reopen government Senate leaders agree on plan to reopen government
- January 23, 2018

Democrats wanted President Trump to negotiate over immigration as part of a budget deal, but Republicans had said no agreement was possible while federal government services were closed. While the government shutdown is now on its third day, Monday was the first day that hundreds of thousands of government employees were furloughed and not able to go to work. (more...)
How to Watch Juventus vs. Genoa How to Watch Juventus vs. Genoa
- January 23, 2018

The game was the first for Juventus since January 6, but Allegri said after the game that increased training during the week was the reason for the stilted performance. The Brazilian's burst in behind Genoa's defence allowed him to poke home Mario Mandzukic's perfectly weighted pass from close range and give the Bianconeri a deserved lead. (more...)
Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open Djokovic crashes out of Australian Open
- January 23, 2018

Open. Djokovic made a horror start to the match with two double faults in each of his two opening service games for a double break. "I have played him a year ago in clay court". Djokovic did not play any match since Wimbledon due to his Elbow issue. "Chung was the better player in the decisive moments". Until Dimitrov beats one of the big three in a slam I won't be sold that it's his time, so I'm sticking with the old guard on this. (more...)
Pakistan Won't Allow UNSC Team Any Access to 26/11 Mastermind Hafiz Saeed Pakistan Won't Allow UNSC Team Any Access to 26/11 Mastermind Hafiz Saeed
- January 23, 2018

The two-day visit of the UN Security Council's sanctions monitoring team will begin on Thursday. Anticipating this visit, Pakistani authorities have put an informal ban on the public appearances by Hafiz Saeed, his associate Abdul Rehman Makki and other sanctioned JuD leaders. (more...)
Temperatures to fall today, with possible rain-snow mix in forecast
- January 23, 2018

Sunday's high, amid snow that could be heavy at times, should hit about 28 degrees. South wind 8 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Cloudy, with a high near 64. Northwest wind 7 to 13 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind around 6 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. (more...)
CT adds 6000 jobs in December; ends 2017 with gains CT adds 6000 jobs in December; ends 2017 with gains
- January 23, 2018

Initially, it was reported that 3,500 jobs were lost in November. From December 2016 to December 2017, BLS estimates MA has added 63,000 jobs. Monday's monthly Department of Labor employment report indicates CT gained 6,000 net jobs in December, while the state's unemployment rate for that month remained at 4.6 percent. (more...)
US President Donald Trump working hard or hardly working during shutdown? US President Donald Trump working hard or hardly working during shutdown?
- January 23, 2018

A problem for Paul Ryan: "House Republican leaders may be unable to secure passage of the bill with exclusively Republican votes , since Republicans eager to increase military spending have been frustrated with stopgap spending measures". (more...)
Jason Kidd fired by Milwaukee Bucks after months of rising tensions Jason Kidd fired by Milwaukee Bucks after months of rising tensions
- January 23, 2018

After joining the Bucks in 2014 Kidd led the team to the playoffs twice, but failed to get out of the first round in either appearance. The Bucks were considered an emerging force in the East at the start of the season. They have lost four of five going into Monday night's home game against Phoenix. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season, co-owner Wes Edens said in an interview before the game. (more...)
Third day of USA government shutdown as working week begins Third day of USA government shutdown as working week begins
- January 23, 2018

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Trump had instructed him to ease the effects of the shutdown as much as possible. He added, "Lessons learned - Schumer burned". Republicans want funding for border security - including the border wall - and immigration reforms , as well as increased military spending. But the White House appeared in no mood for bipartisanship or magnanimity after a shutdown that overshadowed Trump's first anniversary in office. (more...)
Ciara Catches Major Heat Telling Women to 'Level up' to Attract Husbands Ciara Catches Major Heat Telling Women to 'Level up' to Attract Husbands
- January 23, 2018

Since she posted the posted the video it has received over 1 million views and has been liked over 150,000 times. "The singer captioned a video "#LevelUp. There were others in Ciara's corner and felt Twitter was overreacting per usual. Some of her female fans weren't too happy about what she was advocating for and blast her for it. (more...)
IN vs. Maryland - 1/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction IN vs. Maryland - 1/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- January 23, 2018

The Terrapins' mark was above their season average of 0.308, while the Golden Gophers' was below their season average of 0.275. Anthony Cowan is leading Maryland with 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game while Kevin Huerter is adding 14.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest. (more...)
Large crowds persist worldwide for second day of Women's March Large crowds persist worldwide for second day of Women's March
- January 23, 2018

And in New Jersey, first lady Tammy Murphy shared her #MeToo story with thousands of people who attended Saturday's Women's March in Morristown, saying she wanted to "add my voice to this growing chorus". "Thanks for this opportunity to bring our faith to our feminism, and our feminism to our faith", said Lizzie Berne DeGear, an event organizer and member of The Women Who Stayed, a parish organization at the Church of St. (more...)
Arizona ranks toward bottom of highway safety list, new study shows Arizona ranks toward bottom of highway safety list, new study shows
- January 23, 2018

To highlight the need for more consistent safety regulations from state to state, the group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has released its 15th annual "Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws". For its efforts, Rhode Island received a "green" ranking while South Dakota earned "red". Each state and the District of Columbia received an overall grade of "Green" (good), "Yellow" (caution) or "Red" (danger), based on the number of the essential laws enacted. (more...)
Senate poised to break budget impasse and end shutdown
- January 23, 2018

It was not immediately clear how quickly the Senate would hold that vote. Susan Collins told reporters Monday. The House of Representatives and President Donald Trump must also approve the plan. Jon Tester of Montana voted no on the procedural motion to re-open the government - the only no vote among 10 incumbent Democrats facing re-election this year in states won by Trump in 2016. (more...)
Supreme Court hops into endangered frog habitat dispute Supreme Court hops into endangered frog habitat dispute
- January 23, 2018

Tammany Parish land was the frogs' last known Louisiana breeding ground. The agency's critical habitat designation covered the tract of 1,544 acres (about 625 hectares) of private land in Louisiana as well as almost 5,000 acres (about 2,025 hectares) in Mississippi . (more...)
MS has first pediatric flu death MS has first pediatric flu death
- January 23, 2018

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2017-2018 flu season . MSDH defines pediatric deaths as deaths of people under the age of 18. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict confirms a 2-year-old girl died at Forrest General Hospital over the weekend due to complications from the flu. (more...)

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