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People AL House Votes to Change Senate Policy
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Last month after numerous rounds of campaigning Democrat Doug Jones emerged as the victor of that seat. "You're taking away from citizens the right to vote", Democratic Representative Louise Alexander told the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper.

People Government Shutdown: Senate Vote Pushed Back To Noon Monday
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Speaking to US troops at a military facility in the Middle East, Vice President Mike Pence said the administration will not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on "illegal immigration" until the shutdown ended. Democrats say short-term spending legislation must include protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, known as "Dreamers".

People 'Don't worry': Trump lays out path to citizenship for Dreamers
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Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., who has been leading Senate talks to find a way to prevent deportation of the young immigrants protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program . What is Trump's plan for Daca? In addition to suggesting a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers, Mr Trump said he would request US$25 billion to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico, though he said he would build it "way under budget".

People Thursday forecast: sunny, high 55
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East wind around 5 miles per hour becoming north in the morning. Rainfall amounts Friday night through Saturday night could be as high as 5 inches in the Coast Range and Cascades and 2 inches for inland valleys. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Light rain and snow showers will arrive by mid to late afternoon in northern NY, they certainly won't be washout material.

People Federal Government Reopens, For Now
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And 78% of Republicans want to build a border wall , twice as high as the percentage of the public overall that says that. President Trump signed the bill Monday night. The White House did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. Reporter: Just a few months ago, the president said the dreamers need not worry.

People Indonesian soldiers drink snake blood, smash bricks for US Defence Secretary
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The soldiers then cut off the snake heads and fed the snake blood to each other, as the crowd looked on. The bags of snakes were emptied mere feet in front of Mattis before the soldiers decapitated the serpents. Indonesia's elite and historically vicious counter-terrorism force, the Kopassus, dazzled Mattis with a highly unorthodox display of military expertise at a military headquarters in Jakarta Wednesday.

People We'll officially be able to drink in pubs on Good Friday
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In a further loosening of the grip of the Catholic church in the country, the intoxicating liquor bill 2017 was passed in the Dáil with all-party support and will now be enacted in time for Good Friday 2018, which falls on 30 March. "There are no calls from anyone in the license trade to look to do that", he added. "It is a very significant change", said Gillian Daly, of the Licensed Vintners Association in Dublin.

People Donald Trump set to be interviewed under oath over Russia-US claims
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During his nearly daylong interview in October, Spicer was reportedly asked about Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the statements he made following Comey's dismissal , according to Politico. According to NBC, "numerous members of Trump's campaign and White House inner circle" have also been questioned . CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who was allegedly asked by Trump to lean on Comey to drop his investigation, has also been interviewed, according to people familiar ...

People FULL JUDGMENT: Molefe ordered to pay back pension millions
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Political parties and Solidarity then filed a consolidated court application to challenge Eskom's decision to reappoint Molefe as CEO, as well as the approval of his R30-million pension payout. Solidarity general secretary Dirk Hermann, said the ruling paved the way for criminal prosecution. "There is a strong inference to be drawn...that the early retirement agreement was a deliberate scheme devised by Eskom with the involvement of Mr Molefe to afford him pension benefits he was not ...

People Turkey disputes U.S. version of Trump-Erdogan phone call
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The United States opposed a September referendum in the KRG on independence from Baghdad. Most painfully for Turkey, he postponed for at least several months a request to upgrade German-made Leopard tanks which Ankara has deployed in its operation against the Syrian-Kurdish militia YPG.

People Brazil's Workers' Party still backs Lula for president
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The former Uruguayan leftist guerrilla leader, who described the Brazilian ex-president as his friend, said Lula is "going up in the presidential polls". Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index hit a new intraday high of 83,635 points on news of the ruling. Odebrecht admitted in a 2016 U.S. Justice Department agreement to paying almost $800 million USA in kickbacks to politicians, their campaigns and political parties to secure lucrative public works contracts.

People Grassley To Release Transcript Of Interview With Donald Trump Jr
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Not that Grassley is anxious: "Let's get them out there for everyone to see". The committee did not interview Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer at the center of the Trump Tower meeting. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the committee's ranking member, for scaring away Kushner by releasing the transcript of the Fusion GPS co-founder. Grassley says that action "spooked other potential witnesses".

People Trump arrives in Davos, scene of economic summit
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When Trump arrives in Davos, Mohale wrote, "it will be clear exactly what it is you mean when you lay out your " America First " doctrine". "We're on the same wavelength I think in every respect", he said. They discussed Iran and Syria, while May briefed Trump on the "good progress" in Britain's negotiations on leaving the European Union, Downing Street said.

People Minnesota Governor Pays $6k for Home State Super Bowl Seat
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Police had also cautioned business owners near the stadium to close up shop and switch on their security cameras during the game, to avoid potential property damage that might occur afterward. It was a defense that made Case Keenum look less than ordinary. It was Torrey Smith, who dropped balls all season long before hauling in a 41-yard score on a flea flicker.

People British charity to close over sexual harassment claims
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One attendee was Conservative member of parliament Nadhim Zahawi , a junior minister in the education department. "They all know it's a bit racy". The BBC's Nick Watt reported on Tuesday night that Zahawi was invited to the event by a non-executive director at the Department for Education but "left early" because "he felt it was a weird and uncomfortable event".

People Crime statistics: Violent crime and sex offences rising
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Knife crime and robbery also increased in the 12 months to September 2017 compared with the previous year, the Office for National Statistics said . There were surges in knife and gun offences and rises in burglary, sex crimes, vehicle theft and robbery.

People Early morning natural disaster felt across Southern California
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A light natural disaster has shaken Southern California, and authorities say there have been no reports of damage or injury. A tsunami warning was not issued following the quake, according to the U.S. The agency says the 2.6 magnitude quake struck before 7 p.m., and it was followed by two other minor quakes. A 5.3- and a 5.1-magnitude quake hit a few minutes apart after the initial one.

People Elton John Opens Up About Retiring: 'I'd Rather Be With My Children'
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He will kick off the tour of more than 300 dates, labelled Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour , in the USA on September 8th as he covers five continents over three years. He opened the show with an animated timeline which included himself as " Rocket Man " before appearing on stage and performing several songs in front of a live audience and making the announcement.

People Donald Trump arrives in Davos for World Economic Forum
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The remarks by Mnuchin and Ross were the first by members of Trump's delegation at Davos and could foreshadow what Trump will say in his much-anticipated speech. "But again I think longer term the strength of the dollar is a reflection of the strength of the USA economy and the fact that it is and will continue to be the primary currency in terms of the reserve currency".

People Trump Tells Palestinians To Talk Peace Or Lose US Cash
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It also broke with decades of USA policy that the city's status must be decided in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. "The issue of Jerusalem is a holy issue - it is the key to war and peace in the region". Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi responded by saying, "not meeting your oppressor is not a sign of disrespect, it is a sign of self-respect". The Palestinians froze ties after Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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