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Congress approves short-term spending bill to end government shutdown Congress approves short-term spending bill to end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

McConnell and Schumer said negotiations lasted late into the night. Under the agreement, Democrats provided enough votes to pass the stopgap spending measure keeping the government open until February 8. Immigration activists and other groups harshly criticized the deal reached by the Democratic leadership. Whether Trump would back the emerging plan or any later proposal on immigration is an open question. (more...)
Schumer: Senate will vote end government shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Ahead of the vote to end debate, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned McConnell to keep his word. - Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 22, 2018tbd. The government shutdown is over but the battle over the nation's immigration policy is still raging - and about to get hotter. Congress moved to end the shutdown after a group of 25 senators from both parties reached a deal to pass a short-term funding measure that gives lawmakers until February 8 to reach a more ... (more...)
North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says
- January 23, 2018

Challenges ahead for unified hockey team There are several challenges in store for the first unified Korean women's hockey team in the history of the Olympics. With the official announcement on Saturday that 12 North Korean players would be added to the Olympic women's team roster, with three of them mandated to dress for each game, some of the South Korean athletes fear losing playing time or being benched for some games. (more...)
Bal Thackeray worked 'tirelessly' to fulfil people's aspirations, says Modi Bal Thackeray worked 'tirelessly' to fulfil people's aspirations, says Modi
- January 23, 2018

Also, handled the BMC poll in January 2017 which had became a significant and prestigious issue for the party while maintaining its strong hold over Mumbai . Thackeray, who does not miss a chance to attack the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the centre and in Maharashtra, is also likely to reiterate the Shiv Sena's position on its relationship with the BJP. (more...)
US Embassy to move to Jerusalem US Embassy to move to Jerusalem
- January 23, 2018

According to the report , the first item recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and provides for transferring the United States embassy to it. Pence insisted Trump's approach would ultimately provide new momentum to peace talks. Later in his speech, Pence told Israeli parliamentarians that the USA embassy in Israel will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year. (more...)
Governor 'skips' criticism against Centre in his customary speech Governor 'skips' criticism against Centre in his customary speech
- January 23, 2018

However, this portion was not read out by the Governor during his speech. However, the Governor in his policy address gave the statement a light tone by saying that the state did not witness any communal riot. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters that the governor's "omission" of certain portions in his speech had not come to his notice, while the opposition described the governor's speech as "shorn and empty". (more...)
Kerala 'Love Jihad' case: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, rules SC Kerala 'Love Jihad' case: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, rules SC
- January 23, 2018

The NIA , for its part, told the apex court that it has made substantial progress in its probe into the alleged "love jihad " case. The bench further said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also can not look into her marital status as she's an adult. (more...)
Shastri rues lack of practice in South Africa Shastri rues lack of practice in South Africa
- January 23, 2018

But am sure henceforth in the future when itineraries are made that will be taken into account, there is absolutely no doubt about that. India lost the first two Tests in Cape Town and Centurion to be 0-2 down in the three-match series, which will conclude with the match starting January 24 here. (more...)
Thousands celebrate Women's March anniversary in Las Vegas Thousands celebrate Women's March anniversary in Las Vegas
- January 23, 2018

It's a place whose voters matter, and where a group of passionate advocates for immigration reform, reproductive rights and other issues are working hard to mobilize the electorate. "The oppression that we deal with today is deliberate and intentional, so they need to be deliberately and intentionally dismantled", Barnett said. (more...)
Five-year-old Logan girl trapped on school bus Five-year-old Logan girl trapped on school bus
- January 23, 2018

She was found about 19:00 local time on Monday (09:00 GMT) at a bus depot after a cleaner heard her "banging on the door", police said. The Queensland Police Service confirmed to Daily Mail Australia the girl was found safe inside the bus, and the missing person investigation was now closed. (more...)
Nagaland polls 2018: Former Nagaland CM, Independent legislator to join BJP Nagaland polls 2018: Former Nagaland CM, Independent legislator to join BJP
- January 23, 2018

Naga Hoho president Chuba Ozukum said in New Delhi yesterday that all tribals, civil society, political leaders have said in once voice that they want a solution to the Naga issue before elections. The veteran politician and senior Congress leader for a brief one-month period during 1990, Chishi, who resigned from Congress Saturday, said he would join another national party and contest the Assembly elections 2018 from his former Atoizu Assembly Constituency under Zunheboto district. (more...)
Senate advances bill to reopen federal government
- January 23, 2018

That flies in the face of Donald Trump's vow to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program, which protects children who entered the US illegally or whose parents' visas ran out from deportation. Ms Feinstein said she was not persuaded by Mr McConnell's assurances and did not know how a proposal to protect the more than 700,000 younger immigrants would fare in the House. (more...)
Anti-Trump groups rally, march downtown on day after Women's March Anti-Trump groups rally, march downtown on day after Women's March
- January 23, 2018

The rallies look place in Washington, DC, New York , Los Angeles , Chicago and approximately 250 other USA cities. "I'm fed up with this entire administration, and I think it's important for us to press on for changes", said Suelita Maki on the NY march. (more...)
Patriots, Eagles ready for their Super Bowl showdown Patriots, Eagles ready for their Super Bowl showdown
- January 23, 2018

Just misery in the playoffs, like always. The Vikings' night started off as well as they could have hoped. The Eagles advance to the Super Bowl after a dominating offensive prowess against the Minnesota Vikings . Brady and New England aren't flawless, and Philadelphia is well aware that they've got a shot to stun the NFL . The Eagles didn't just hijack momentum from the Vikings. (more...)
Watch 5 awesome Philly celebrations as Eagles head to Super Bowl Watch 5 awesome Philly celebrations as Eagles head to Super Bowl
- January 23, 2018

It was a tough season for Bridgewater, who hadn't played since August 2016 after suffering a knee injury dropping back for a pass in training camp. The hand required stitches, and Brady acknowledged that he wasn't sure on Wednesday if he could play. (more...)
Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal
- January 23, 2018

Trump has said he'll end the program on March 5 unless Congress can come up with a fix. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators Tuesday she "did not hear" President Donald Trump say the specific word "shithole" during a meeting with lawmakers last week that she attended. (more...)
Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for U.S. under resettlement deal Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for U.S. under resettlement deal
- January 23, 2018

This is the second contingent of refugees to be transferred to the US under a resettlement agreement between the Obama administration and the Australian government in 2016. The second of the offshore detention camps is on the tiny South Pacific island of Nauru. "We all need freedom", the unidentified man added. The U.S. resettlement deal was seen as a way to get refugees off the poor and under-resourced Pacific islands without allowing them into Australia. (more...)
NWS Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Lawrence County NWS Confirms EF-1 Tornado Hit Lawrence County
- January 23, 2018

The damage was reported about 8:00 p.m., prompting a tornado warning. A few buildings were reported down on Farm Road 2155, about 2 miles south of Mount Vernon. The city waste water treatment plant also sustained considerable damage. Larger amounts are forecast for west central and central Arkansas. Of that total, almost 1,700 customers were without power in Jefferson County. (more...)
UAE villa blaze kills 7 children in Fujairah UAE villa blaze kills 7 children in Fujairah
- January 23, 2018

We express our cordial condolences to their families and the people of the UAE for the death of Shouk, Khalifa, Ahmad, Ali, Sheikha, Sara and Sumaiya, children of Saeed Al-Sreidi. The fire broke out in an air conditioning unit and was reported at 5.40am. The government will cover the costs. An investigation into the fire is underway, though police urged all emirates to have fire and smoke alarms in their homes. (more...)
Trump trip to Davos on hold pending shutdown resolution Trump trip to Davos on hold pending shutdown resolution
- January 23, 2018

A Republican aide involved in the talks said that McConnell and his team were considering putting their plan in document form with more detail as a way of convincing some Democrats to support the short-term bill . McConnell extended an olive branch on Sunday, pledging to bring immigration legislation up for debate after February 8 so long as the government remained open. (more...)
Mexican Uber driver in United States illegally charged with four rapes Mexican Uber driver in United States illegally charged with four rapes
- January 23, 2018

Alarcon-Nunez was screened by Uber's third-party background check provider as per California law, Uber said. Alarcon-Nunez is suspected of having sexually assaulted at least four women in California's San Luis Obispo , but authorities said there could be additional victims in the county and its neighboring Santa Barbara , reports. (more...)
Strike threat over pensions Strike threat over pensions
- January 23, 2018

Union members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action over changes to United Kingdom higher education's biggest pension scheme. Sixty-one universities are set to be affected, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, Edinburgh and Goldsmiths. (more...)
Macron invites world key CEOs to Macron invites world key CEOs to "choose France"
- January 23, 2018

A spokesman for his office said he would "present all the opportunities and assets, the offerings and the reasons to choose Paris Region" as a new European Union home base after Brexit . Its artificial intelligence investment will meanwhile allow Facebook to double the number of researchers at its AI hub in Paris - one of four worldwide - to 60. (more...)
No bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Pak PM at Davos
- January 23, 2018

The Global Risks Report published by the WEF last week showed that many see a heightened risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers this year. The lender said the global recovery now under way is the broadest in seven years, with gross domestic product rising last year in 120 countries which together account for three-quarters of world output. (more...)
North Dakota attorney general applauds high court decision on water rule North Dakota attorney general applauds high court decision on water rule
- January 23, 2018

Opponents of an Obama administration rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution now know which courts should be hearing their lawsuits. "That is a positive result, but it also creates uncertainty and confusion in the short term, because the Sixth Circuit must soon lift its nationwide stay of the 2015 rule". (more...)
Crude Oil Inches Higher On Saudi Remarks Crude Oil Inches Higher On Saudi Remarks
- January 23, 2018

High U.S. oil production could also put a dampener on the crude rally, added Kilduff, potentially negating the benefits of a deal among (OPEC) to restrict supply even further. Brent for March settlement fell 14 cents to $68.47 a barrel at 1:01 p.m. on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. WTI for February delivery, which expires Monday, slipped 6 cents to $63.31 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after falling 1.5 percent last week. (more...)
Michigan State moves up to No. 6 in AP rankings Michigan State moves up to No. 6 in AP rankings
- January 23, 2018

Miles Bridges scored 31 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. had 21 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Michigan State got a harder-than-expected 87-74 win over IL on Monday night. However, it was a sign of things to come as the Illini were in the Spartans' face the entire first half. "This will be the fifth different time that we've worked together on staff, going back to Youngstown State, Cincinnati, and now three times at Michigan State". (more...)
Mkhitaryan reveals why he joined Arsenal Mkhitaryan reveals why he joined Arsenal
- January 23, 2018

You never quite got the impression the former Shakhtar and Borussia Dortmund man was cut out for playing for Jose Mourinho but the move down south to Arsenal could be exactly what he needs. The complicated swap deal sees Sanchez move to Old Trafford for a fee of £30m and on wages of more than £300,000-a-week - something that seemed laughable as little as a week ago when Manchester City were expected to sign the Chilean with no competition. (more...)
Rivlin calls on world to tear off 'mask of hypocrisy,' recognize Jerusalem Rivlin calls on world to tear off 'mask of hypocrisy,' recognize Jerusalem
- January 23, 2018

Pence's speech drew an angry denunciation from the Palestinians , with chief negotiator Saeb Erekat saying it "has proven that the US administration is part of the problem rather than the solution". In his speech, Pence, however, defended a move he said "recognizes fact over fiction - and fact is the only true foundation for a lasting peace". The intention to move the embassy, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies, was agreed in theory by US lawmakers years ... (more...)
Analyzing the Insider Data for Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
- January 23, 2018

Kdi Capital Partners Llc decreased Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) stake by 12.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc owns 0.49% invested in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT ) for 27,712 shares. Medifast had 7 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. (more...)

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