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McCAIN'S MUTINY: McCain Pushes NEW IMMIGRATION BILL to KILL Border Wall Funding McCAIN'S MUTINY: McCain Pushes NEW IMMIGRATION BILL to KILL Border Wall Funding
- February 06, 2018

President Donald Trump canceled the Obama-era program in October with a six-month grace period that ends on March 5 without a legislative fix. But Trump's proposal also includes amendments to address chain migration, visa lotteries and birthright citizenship. (more...)
GOP releases memo, says Democratic-financed dossier was used in surveillance application
- February 06, 2018

The memo , written by Republicans on the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chaired by Devin Nunes, argues that the federal investigation of potential collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation was a product of political bias against Trump at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department . (more...)
Darren Collison: Out 2-to-3 weeks Darren Collison: Out 2-to-3 weeks
- February 06, 2018

Only a half-game separates the three teams. Robinson has made two previous trips to the Pacers' G League affiliate as part of his recovery from left ankle surgery. It wasn't long after the Collison news came out that head coach Nate McMillan announced that Victor Oladipo would miss the game due to illness. IN is led in scoring this season by Victor Oladipo at 24.0 ppg. (more...)
White House says fundamentals of US economy strong White House says fundamentals of US economy strong
- February 06, 2018

Trump has regularly taken credit for the increase in U.S. stock markets since his presidency began, using the gains to underline market improvement. Gene Sperling, a top economic adviser to Democratic former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, said Trump erred in recent months by focusing so heavily on the stock market. (more...)
US House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo
- February 06, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to a memo written by the panel's Republicans that accused the FBI and the Justice Department of bias against President Donald Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, the committee's top Democrat said. (more...)
Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria's Idlib province Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria's Idlib province
- February 06, 2018

The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes battered Syrian opposition areas, killing more than 28 people east of Damascus and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern Idlib province. That deployment is separate from a Turkish military offensive that Ankara launched last month to rout US -backed Syrian Kurdish fighters from the northern enclave of Afrin. (more...)
The Netherlands Withdraws Ambassador to Ankara The Netherlands Withdraws Ambassador to Ankara
- February 06, 2018

The Netherlands will also not accept the appointment of a new Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands. While neither country had an ambassador "foreign ministry talks are going on, and I hope that our two countries will soon succeed in overcoming this problem", said government spokesman Bekir Bozdag . (more...)
After the Nunes memo - and predictable Trump tweetstorm After the Nunes memo - and predictable Trump tweetstorm
- February 06, 2018

According to the Republican-drafted memo , a number of then top US law enforcement leaders abused their power by inappropriately obtaining a surveillance warrant on Carter Page , a foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign until September 2016. (more...)
Government Reinstates Shut Down TV Stations. Citizen and Inooro Still Off Government Reinstates Shut Down TV Stations. Citizen and Inooro Still Off
- February 06, 2018

The NTV and KTN channels were both accessible on Monday, but two others - Citizen TV and Inooro TV - remained blocked, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported on Monday. A spokesman for the government was not available for comment. After seven days off-air, NTV and KTN News television stations have had their transmission restored back by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). (more...)
State Department alarmed over Syrian chlorine gas attack State Department alarmed over Syrian chlorine gas attack
- February 06, 2018

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS, a powerful rebel alliance that publicly split from al-Qaeda past year, said it had used a man-portable antiaircraft system to shoot down the Su-25 fighter jet. The UK-based Observatory reported a "foul smell after regime helicopters struck several areas of the town in Idlib province, causing five civilians to suffer from suffocation". (more...)
Metuh Brought Into Court On Stretcher Metuh Brought Into Court On Stretcher
- February 06, 2018

But the Justice Okon Abang had issued a threat that Metuh appears in court today or be arrested. In compliance with that order, his lawyer ensured he was brought to court early yesterday in a white ambulance, belonging to the National Hospital, Abuja . (more...)
Bond yields down as investors move to safe haven instruments Bond yields down as investors move to safe haven instruments
- February 06, 2018

Rising U.S. yields gave the dollar some support. But last week it followed global markets lower. So is housing. Consumer confidence is solid, and manufacturing is rebounding. In the U.S., we are moving into 2018 with a lot of growth momentum from both the consumer and business investment spending. Meanwhile wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years, suggesting employers are competing more fiercely for workers. (more...)
President Trump speaks at GOP lawmakers' retreat President Trump speaks at GOP lawmakers' retreat
- February 06, 2018

That is especially true of the dreamers, young people brought to this country as children by their parents. Despite the myriad advantages of incumbency and control of Congress , there are more House members with less cash on hand than their Democratic challengers than the quarter before. (more...)
First Lady Melania Trump visits Cincinnati Children's Hospital First Lady Melania Trump visits Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- February 06, 2018

Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin attended the Trump visit to Sheffer Corp., courtesy of an invitation from U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd District). The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that a liberal group, "For Ohio's Future", planned to protest near the plant Trump will visit. The First Lady went to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she talked about the opioid crisis and took part in a listening session with teenage girls. (more...)
Alabama man charged with sexually assaulting young girls in Detroit Alabama man charged with sexually assaulting young girls in Detroit
- February 06, 2018

The video spread as many across the region attempted to get the word out and find the person responsible. The Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Unit is searching for Germaine Moore for 11 felony charges related to a sexual conduct investigation, according to Central Alabama Crimestoppers. (more...)
Pradyuman murder case: CBI team files 5000-page chargesheet against accused juvenile Pradyuman murder case: CBI team files 5000-page chargesheet against accused juvenile
- February 06, 2018

The accused, a Class XI student, was arrested by the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) past year on the charges of killing Pradyuman Thakur, a Class II student of Gurugram's Ryan International School. The Gurugram Police had arrested conductor Ashok Kumar is September a year ago while accusing him of murdering the Class 2 boy. The school bus conductor who was initially arrested for the crime has been given clean chit. (more...)
Karnataka- a 10% commission Govt , says Modi Karnataka- a 10% commission Govt , says Modi
- February 06, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mounting an assault against the state government, last week, dubbed it as a 10 per cent commission-seeking government. Recently " Kannada Okkuta, ' an umbrella organisation of various pro Kannada organisation along with farmers" groups, had called for dawn-to-dusk Karnataka bandh on January 25, demanding the prime minister's intervention. (more...)
Chinese man shot dead in southern Pakistan Chinese man shot dead in southern Pakistan
- February 06, 2018

Chinese nationals working in Pakistan have been targeting on a number of occasions, but sadly, this time around one of them got killed in Karachi . The injured Chinese was rushed to Jinnah hospital where he died during treatment. The two Chinese were working for a shipping company. In December China warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for imminent attack against Chinese targets in the country. (more...)
John McCain, Chris Coons Reveal Bipartisan Immigration Bill as Funding Deadline Nears John McCain, Chris Coons Reveal Bipartisan Immigration Bill as Funding Deadline Nears
- February 06, 2018

President Donald Trump has given lawmakers until March 5 to figure out a legislative fix for "Dreamers". Most notably, the proposed bill fails to fund the President's barrier along the nation's southern border with Mexico. Many Central Americans try to enter the U.S. illegally because of severe drug gang violence in their home countries. "The USA Act is fair, bipartisan, targeted legislation that provides Dreamers with certainty, enacts common sense border security measures, and ... (more...)
Kidnapped schoolboy rescued in India Kidnapped schoolboy rescued in India
- February 06, 2018

While Ravi succumbed to his injuries, Pankaj had to be admitted to GTB hospital. "The police have worked hard to bring our child back to us". The kidnapping had taken place on 25 January, the day before Republic Day, when the ASEAN summit was taking place in New Delhi. (more...)
Are US Troops in Iraq Staying or Going? Depends Who You Ask Are US Troops in Iraq Staying or Going? Depends Who You Ask
- February 06, 2018

Al-Hadithi stressed that the drawdown - the first since the war against the Islamic State began more than three years ago - was still in its early stages and doesn't mark the beginning of a complete pullout of USA forces. A senior Iraqi official considered to be close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that 60 percent of all American troops now in country will be withdrawn. (more...)
Belgian trial for Paris attacks suspect begins Belgian trial for Paris attacks suspect begins
- February 06, 2018

Abdeslam claimed that the judicial process was biased against Muslims, who he said were treated in a "pitiless" manner with no presumption of innocence. He has so far refused point-blank to speak to investigators for almost two years since his arrest, which capped a four-month hunt for Europe's most wanted man. (more...)
China Probes US Sorghum Exports China Probes US Sorghum Exports
- February 06, 2018

News Sunday that China launched investigations that could block imports of US grain sorghum sent shock waves through a market already on edge as trade tensions between the two economic powers rise. The trade action comes a year after Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports of distillers dried grains (DDGS) from the United States, another product used as a feed ingredient, although it recently reduced Value-Added Tax on DDGS imports. (more...)
Britain 'categorically' leaving customs union after Brexit, Downing Street insists Britain 'categorically' leaving customs union after Brexit, Downing Street insists
- February 06, 2018

He warned British Prime minister Theresa May that leaving the customs union would result in unavoidable barriers to trade, adding: " the time has come to make a choice ". But last night Downing Street tried to calm the storm by insisting the United Kingdom will leave the Customs Union, meaning it will be able to make its own trade deals with other countries post-Brexit. (more...)
First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati
- February 06, 2018

The president went off to Sheffer Corp .in the city of Blue Ash to promote the package of tax cuts he signed into law a year ago. Trump, joined by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, listened intently to a discussion that was assisted by graphs and charts, illustrating the astronomical rise of babies going through withdrawal and what happens to the opioid crisis' littlest victims once they're born. (more...)
Srinagar: Militant escapes after opening fire inside hospital, two policemen killed Srinagar: Militant escapes after opening fire inside hospital, two policemen killed
- February 06, 2018

The police sources said that the Pakistani national Naveed Jutt, who was lodged in Srinagar Central Jail, was taken to the hospital for medical check-up on the advice of the jail authorities. Police sources said during preliminary investigation it was learnt that Naveed himself snatched Carbon rifle and opened fire. The militants were lying in wait in the parking lot of the hospital. (more...)
Nuclear capable Agni-I missile test-fired off Odisha coast Nuclear capable Agni-I missile test-fired off Odisha coast
- February 06, 2018

The missile was inducted into service in the year 2004 and the 15-metre-long Agni-I, that weighs 12 tonne can carry payloads of up to 1,000 kg. The missile also gave an excellent performance in terms of its range and accuracy, the report stated. (more...)
Russian Athletes' Request to Join Winter Olympics Declined Russian Athletes' Request to Join Winter Olympics Declined
- February 06, 2018

Russia's team has been banned from Pyeongchang , although 168 "clean" Russian athletes were cleared to take part under a neutral flag as "Olympic Athletes from Russia". IOC President Thomas Bach warned on Sunday, "The IOC reserves the right to review the inclusion of boxing in the programs of the Youth Olympics 2018 and Tokyo 2020". (more...)
Britain, Aust. urge Maldives to end emergency Britain, Aust. urge Maldives to end emergency
- February 06, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled last week that a number of political prisoners should be released, but President Abdulla Yameen refused to comply . The 15-day state of emergency has seen the suspension of parliament, with security forces swarming the Supreme Court. (more...)
2 dead, 70 injured as Amtrak passenger train collide with freight train 2 dead, 70 injured as Amtrak passenger train collide with freight train
- February 06, 2018

One of Cella's neighbors who wished to remain unnamed told News4Jax that Cella left behind a wife and young children. "You turn on the news all the time and you hear about accidents here and someone losing their lives". National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the passenger train was traveling south when it came to a switch in the tracks that diverted it to a side rail, where a freight train was parked. (more...)

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