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People USA shutdown: 'Democrats holding govt hostage'
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No decision was made, Politico reported . "Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked", Trump tweeted Sunday. "We look forward to taking your calls as soon as the government reopens", the message said . Republicans said they would refuse to negotiate on immigration until Democrats provide the votes to re-open the government.

People UK Chief of General Staff wants to boost defence spending
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General Sir Nick Carter will use a speech on Monday to warn ministers that Britain "cannot afford to sit back" as Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation enhances its long-range missiles and ability to deploy on-the-ground troops quickly. And using her address at the Lord Mayor's Banquet in London , Prime Minister Theresa May also said a year ago that Russian Federation had "mounted a sustained campaign of cyber espionage and disruption" against other countries.

People Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are '50-50′
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Mulvaney said that unlike the Obama administration, national parks would be kept open in the event of a government shutdown - noting that military personnel and border security agents would report to work, but wouldn't be paid. "I really do believe that at heart here there was an interest by some folks in the Democratic Party to deny the president sort of the victory lap of the anniversary of his inauguration, the chance to talk about that success of the tax bill, success with the economy and ...

People Dulquer Salmaan to romance Sonam Kapoor in The Zoya Factor
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We have been hearing the news that Sonam Kapoor has been roped in to play the main protagonist in the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Zoya Factor . Mammootty's son Dulquer Salmaan who made an impressive mark in South film industry is going to be seen as Indian Cricket Team captain. The reports suggest that Dulquer might play the role of a cricketer.

People National Rivers in West Virginia staying open despite shutdown
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Frank LoBiondo, R-2, will remain open . The Anasazi Heritage Center is closed as well, said manager Marietta Eaton. Brown approached a man wearing a beige uniform, thinking he was a park ranger, but the man turned out to be a Boy Scout supervisor who also was looking for information.

People We have a racist in the White House
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DIRCO noted South Africa's contributions to the United States and said global reactions "clearly serve as a united affirmation of the dignity of the people of Africa and the African diaspora". "Did President Trump use this word or a substantially similar word to describe certain countries?" Condemning the comments "in the strongest terms", the AU demanded "a retraction of the comment as well as an apology, not only to the Africans, but to all people of African descent around the globe".

People Vermont governor signs marijuana legalization bill
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But they will have to wait a little longer to celebrate since the law doesn't come into effect until summer. Vermont has no legal mechanism that allows for a citizen referendum. Earlier this month, the New Hampshire House of Representative voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. "We are looking forward to working with lawmakers and state leaders to continue improving marijuana laws in the Green Mountain State".

People Mild Sunday, Rain Likely Late
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Sunday . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Its says there is a 70 percent chance that temperatures in New England New York will be above normal. Low around 40. Forecasters say Sunday will be rainy and breezy throughout the mid-valley, with highs around 46. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Light, spotty rain is forecast in many areas, though by the evening commute that could turn into a wintry mix in Central and Western Massachusetts, in areas west of I-495 and north of I-90.

People Tax Cuts Have Narrowed 2018 Generic Ballot Down To D+5
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The poll also found that more Americans, while still skeptical, are warming to the Republican-supported plan. During the 2016 presidential election, Trump won the white female vote with a 53-43 margin. Beyond these basic partisan dynamics, the poll finds a majority of voters more apt to back a candidate for Congress who opposes President Trump (52%), with just 41% saying they prefer a candidate who'll back the President.

People TSA imposing stricter cargo screening for 5 Middle East countries
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They are now required to comply with what is known as Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) protocols, a typically voluntary program that requires airliners to disclose information about cargo they plan to bring to the U.S. They are not barred from delivering cargo, but are now required to provide "total asset visibility" when doing so. The TSA said most of the requirements were already being voluntarily applied by airlines around the world.

People Here's What We Didn't Learn From Donald Trump's MOCA Cognitive Assessment
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The writer is a physician . " All clinical data indicates the president is healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency", Dr. "It's a screening assessment that we use routinely in the clinics to determine whether someone has some degree of cognitive impairment or not", said Dr.

People Day 2 of the government shutdown, vote expected soon
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On CBS News' " Face the Nation ", House Speaker Paul Ryan said the lower chamber has agreed to accept a short-term deal that would fund the government through February 8 if the Senate is able to pass such a bill. The Senate vote was 81-18 - well above the 60 votes needed. When the House bill fails this morning, the Senate - and, therefore, the House - start from scratch.

People Indian Village Struck By Plummeting 12-Kilo Frozen Turd Meteor
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Most modern planes use a vacuum toilet system that sucks the human waste from a toilet into a septic tank that is disposed of upon landing. A farmer from the village, Rajbir Yadav, reportedly thought a "very large rock" had crashed into the ground and disintegrated when he first saw the blue ice.

People Facebook admits social media can harm democracy
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To kick off the discussion, Samidh Chakrabarti , Facebook's head of civic engagement, laid out some of the biggest issues that come with how democracy is affected by social media. They also need to be able to convey it to others. "The good news is that social media platforms are hardly a finished fact to be categorically assessed".

People What is the government shutdown?
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As the Senate began a rare Sunday session, the Kentucky Republican said: "I support that right from an institutional point of view". Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Dianne Feinstein of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Cory Booker of New Jersey voted no, as did Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

People North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South
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In a flurry of sporting diplomacy, the two Koreas agreed this month that the North would attend the Games, the two would march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony, and they would form a joint female ice hockey team - a deal approved by the International Olympic Committee on Saturday.

People SPD base could veto German coalition
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However, the SPD's roughly 450,000 rank-and-file members still have to vote on any coalition agreement reached by their party leaders with Merkel's conservatives. "We will negotiate until the other side squeals", the party's parliamentary leader, Andrea Nahles, said in the most impassioned of the speeches at the congress in Bonn, imploring delegates to vote "yes".

People Justices throw out Pennsylvania congressional map
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Supreme Court, which is now considering two cases dealing with partisan gerrymandering. Pennsylvania's highest court has thrown out a map of the state's 18 congressional districts. Tom Wolf (D) until February 15 to approve it. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the final arbiter of questions of state constitutional law, so the court's reliance on Pennsylvania's constitution should prevent this case from being appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States, which has a Republican majority.

People Turkey didn't inform of its planned military operations against Afrin, says Damascus
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The country's prime minister told reporters in Istanbul on Sunday that the main aim of the military action, codenamed Operation Olive Branch , is to ensure the security of Turkey . Aaron Stein, of the Atlantic Council, said: " Afrin will be hostile to a Turkish-backed force patrolling from permanent garrisons". The Russian foreign ministry has also voiced concern and urged Turkey to show restraint.

People ICE agents arrest doctor in Kalamazoo
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When he renewed his permanent green card a few years ago, he was given a 'false sense of security , ' that it would be enough, she said . "We need him here and we're lonely without him", said Rachelle Burkhart-Neic, Neic's wife. A family in Kalamazoo is heartbroken after Lukasz Niec was arrested by three ICE agents earlier this week. 'Now, they're using this expunged case that's stamped non-public record against him, ' Niec-Villaire told via WWMT .

People With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script
Author: 0 With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script

As with numerous awards shows this season, it was the treatment of women in Hollywood that stayed at the forefront of the show, which featured a roster of almost all female presenters and Kristen Bell as its inaugural host. After the Golden Globes produced an array of stirring moments and a concerted fashion statement in the form of black attire, the question lingered whether the activism unleashed by sexual-misconduct allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein and others would ...

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