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People U.S. slashes aid for Palestinian refugees
Author: 0 U.S. slashes aid for Palestinian refugees

State Department officials insisted the decision was not taken to pressure Palestinian leaders, but because the USA wants other countries to help pay for and reform UNRWA . Some five million Palestinians are eligible for its services . "At this time, we will not be providing that, but that does not mean - I want to make it clear - that does not mean that it will not be provided in the future", Nauert said.

People There's plenty of work that won't get done during a shutdown
Author: 0 There's plenty of work that won't get done during a shutdown

Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt. Funding for the federal government expires at midnight tomorrow (Friday). The White House and congressional offices would stay open although with some staff reductions. Will I still be able to get a passport? Nor has there been a decision about whether Tillerson can go ahead with a planned trip to Europe next week if the government shuts down, she said.

People John Worboys release will not be challenged by government
Author: 0 John Worboys release will not be challenged by government

The head of the Parole Board Nick Hardwick this week said he would welcome a judicial review of the case . The announcement will be a bitter blow to Worboys' victims, whose hopes were raised last weekend when it emerged that Gauke was seeking advice on the possibility of launching a judicial review, where a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action by a public body.

People Take the mental test Trump just aced
Author: 0 Take the mental test Trump just aced

Jackson noted that a colonoscopy was deferred until the next exam (Trump's last one was in 2013). "I've got to know him pretty well". And what they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification. That helped spark a flurry of activity on Twitter , where people debated whether the president officially had heart disease , based on the lab results released by Jackson and his comments to reporters.

People House Intel delays Hope Hicks interview in Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 House Intel delays Hope Hicks interview in Russian Federation investigation

Lewandowski said on WABC-AM radio in NY that he expects to appear before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday or Thursday to discuss the campaign. But Trump accused Bannon of having "lost his mind" when news of his comments to Wolff surfaced earlier this month. Six days later, Mr Bannon stepped down from his post as executive chairman at Breitbart News.

People De Lille left high and dry by city council drought vote
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Patricia de Lille pushes the drought panic button. "It is regrettable that by his own admission Mr Ebrahim was directly requested by mayor De Lille not to disclose the fact that he had resigned on Friday". "Day Zero" has crept forward by a week since the beginning of the year. Watering lawns and gardens, filling pools and washing cars have all been banned in South Africa's second-biggest city, with residents even advised to refrain from flushing the toilet unless absolutely necessary.

People Powerful storm wreaks havoc across western Europe
Author: 0 Powerful storm wreaks havoc across western Europe

Friederike has been deemed the worst storm to hit the country since 2007, the German weather service announced. Dutch police spokesperson Jose Albers told national broadcaster NOS that authorities were also investigating the death of a 66-year-old man, who fell through a Plexiglas roof, to find out whether it was the storm to blame.

People Gingrich Mocks Flake, Says He 'Probably Could Get a Job at CNN'
Author: 0 Gingrich Mocks Flake, Says He 'Probably Could Get a Job at CNN'

Flake, a frequent Trump critic who is retiring this year, said that when Trump calls news stories he doesn't like " fake news ", he "should be the figure of suspicion, not the press". Yes, the Committee to Protect Journalist says 2017 was one of the most unsafe years for journalists, but they have faced danger around the globe for years.

Author: 0 US House Passes Bill To Avert Government Shutdown But Senate Tougher

The final vote was 230 to 197. A White House spokesman was forced to issue a clarification later clarifying that Trump did actually support the House measure. "I am not going to support continuing this fiasco for 30 more days by voting for a continuing resolution", said Sen. Trump, meanwhile, backs the short-term funding plan.

People Turpin parents plead not guilty to child torture
Author: 0 Turpin parents plead not guilty to child torture

Additionally, David Terpin was charged with one count of committing a lewd act on a child by force, fear or duress. The California couple accused of binding their children with chains and starving them into stunted growth and diminished mental capacities have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them.

Author: 0 To North Korea, Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet Is 'Spasm Of A Lunatic'

Trump said he believed the North Korean regime was getting closer to being able to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. The US and its allies are concerned that the face-to-face negotiations between the two Koreas, the most substantive talks in more than two years, may be a stalling tactic for Pyongyang.

People Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in the ultimate Bollywood selfie
Author: 0 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in the ultimate Bollywood selfie

The Prime Minister said that the Government is working to make the entire system innovation-friendly, so that intent can generate ideas; ideas lead to innovation; and innovation helps create a New India. He said this is evident in talk-backs. Speaking at a "power breakfast" with Indian business leaders earlier in the day, Netanyahu hailed the benefits of strong competition, in remarks that backed up the reformist drive of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who has sought to free-up his ...

People California couple charged with torturing 12 of their 13 children
Author: 0 California couple charged with torturing 12 of their 13 children

The pair appeared at the Riverside County Superior Court in Perris, 115km east of Los Angeles, where the judge set bail at $15 million each, with the couple due to reappear in court in February. The alleged abuse started many years ago when the family was living in Texas, but had intensified over time and worsened when they moved to California.

People California parents deny torturing and starving 13 children
Author: 0 California parents deny torturing and starving 13 children

As the BBC reports, Mr Turpin is also facing a charge of performing a lewd act on a child in addition to the torture and false imprisonment charges levelled at both parents . Authorities in Riverside , Calif., say that two parents accused of holding their 13 children captive in a case that has made national headlines began abusing their kids when the family lived in North Texas .

Author: 0 I Am Not A Racist - Donald Trump

Clearly a merit-based system does not mean we only admit people from the "Norways" of the world - and in fact, the census data shows only 230 people immigrated from Norway over the five-year period. Asked to respond to people who think he's racist, Trump told reporters: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed". "It doesn't capture the spirit of Barbara Jordan", Wasem said of the president's message.

People Trump, US Lawmakers Facing Government Shutdown Threat
Author: 0 Trump, US Lawmakers Facing Government Shutdown Threat

It included the repeal of some Affordable Care Act taxes, as well as a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ). A White House spokesman was forced to issue a clarification later clarifying that Trump did actually support the House measure.

Author: 0 US House Passes Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown, Senate in Doubt

Even if the House manages to approve the short-term spending bill, the measure's chances of passage in the Senate are slim. "I mean, children's health insurance is something that you can bring up on the floor any time and renew it, and they've been screaming about it - the Democrats have been screaming about it for quite some time".

People Hope North Korea sees value in ending global isolation: White House
Author: 0 Hope North Korea sees value in ending global isolation: White House

Western diplomats in Pyongyang said worldwide defence officials received invitations to a 70th anniversary commemoration of the Korean People's Army on February 8. A unified hockey team should see North Korean players added to South Korea's roster rather than replace anyone. And, North Korea plans on sending a delegation of 230 supporters to the Olympic games to cheer on both teams.

People Q2 Weather: Weather system brings wind now, rain and snow later
Author: 0 Q2 Weather: Weather system brings wind now, rain and snow later

Overnight lows will remain below freezing through Friday night , but should stay just above freezing Saturday and Sunday nights. Sunny, with a high near 67. Monday , there is a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers between noon and 1 p.m., then a chance of rain showers after 1 p.m., the weather service said.

People Amazon HQ2: 20 finalists competing to host new headquarters
Author: 0 Amazon HQ2: 20 finalists competing to host new headquarters

Amazon released a list of 20 finalists to host its so-called HQ2 yesterday - which could cost $5 billion and bring 50,000 jobs - after 238 communities submitted proposals to the company past year. Chicago's population is comfortably above Amazon's stated preference for a metropolitan area with at least 1 million people, and it has an educated labor pool, access to prominent colleges and universities, a strong transportation network and access to a major global airport, and relatively ...

People This is what happens during a government shutdown
Author: 0 This is what happens during a government shutdown

Democrats have helped pass previous CRs that have not included a DACA fix, most recently in late December, when 17 Senate Democrats joined Republicans to approve a short-term funding bill. The House is expected to vote on a stopgap measure to extend government funding until February 16. 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.

People Letter to Congress in Defense of DACA
Author: 0 Letter to Congress in Defense of DACA

If a temporary "continuing resolution" to keep the government operating results, it would be the fourth such measure since the 2018 federal fiscal year began on Oct 1, a sign of Washington's serious struggles to pass spending legislation.

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