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Florida reinstates four suspended players

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According to the Gainesville Sun , all four received pre-trial intervention that would allow them to have charges dropped if they meet certain legal requirements. Seider brings to Happy Valley a reputation as a strong recruiter - particularly in the state of Florida - and an immediate replacement for Josh Gattis , who just left to take the WR coach gig at Alabama. Read More »

PC Leader Patrick Brown denies sexual assault allegations

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Bergamini called on twitter for Brown to step down. The three issued a joint statement saying, "Earlier today, all three of us became aware of allegations about Patrick Brown". Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne praised the women who made the allegations, saying on Twitter that it is "a hard and courageous thing to do to come forward in the way these young women have done tonight". Read More »

UC Proposing Tuition Hike For Second Consecutive Year

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Regents to question UC President about audit tamperingSome UC Regents asked to be given more time, until May, to try to convince Governor Jerry Brown to increase the state's funding for the UC system. Added along with housing, fees, books and meals, the average Californian is paying almost $31,000 per year to earn a degree. George Michael Mitchell, an advocate for undocumented students, said he thinks the regents should understand that tuition increases hurt undocumented students who do ... Read More »

Robert Mueller Interviews Jeff Sessions in Russia Probe

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So the president's new comments Wednesday, made to Jonathan Karl of ABC News, do suggest an increasing openness toward a high-stakes sit-down with Mueller's team, where he'd be at risk of perjuring himself. Trump has openly criticized Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the Russian Federation probe last March after media reports that he had failed to disclose 2016 meetings with Moscow's then-ambassador, Sergei Kislyak . Read More »

Pompeo: CIA focused on blocking shipments to North Korea

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Pompeo has shown a similar eagerness to express his views in public forums, making clear his skepticism of the Obama administration's deal to limit Iran's nuclear weapons program, playing down talk of Russian interference in the election past year, and talking at length about the need to stop North Korea's nuclear program, even if that means using military force. Read More »

Super Kerber marches into Open semi-finals

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I feel it but I'm trying not to think about it and give it everything". No. 6-seeded Cilic advanced to his first semifinal in Australia since 2010 with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0, retired. The tattooed sixth seed, looking to win her first major, came through the tight match on Margaret Court Arena against her 29th seeded compatriot 7-6, 7-5 in 1hr 37mins. Read More »

US Senate advances bill to reopen government

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USA senators struck a deal yesterday to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for President Donald Trump's Republicans promising a debate on the future of young illegal immigrants. In 2013, Senate Democrats used it to eliminate filibusters on executive branch and federal judicial appointments outside of the Supreme Court. "We think there'll be more today and hopefully they'll continue to see that it's not wise to hold our troops hostage". Read More »

Death Toll Rises to 6 In Save The Children Attack In Jalalabad

The attackers first detonated a bomb before entering the building. Two hours later, it was finally over, he said. In July 2017, MSF in Afghanistan reopened a small medical clinic in another area of northern Kunduz to provide outpatient treatment of minor and chronic wounds. Read More »

President Trump tweets: "Democrats wanted to give me a nice present, #Democratshutdown"

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Democrats are rejecting a funding bill until Republicans agree to protect 700,000 immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. The Senate vote was 81-18 - well above the 60 votes needed. government. Those sources say at least three Democratic senators who were no before plan to vote yes. "The president will not negotiate on immigration reform until Democrats stop playing games and reopen the government", she said in a statement . Read More »

Blow for Brazil`s ex-president Lula as first judge upholds conviction

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The ruling could prove vital to Brazil's political future. "The Workers' Party does not have a plan B, C or D today, our plan is called Luiz Ignacio da Silva", he says at an event in Sao Bernardo do Campo, the place Lula calls home. Even though the 72-year-old was sentenced in July 2017 and that conviction has now been upheld, he could remain out of prison for many months if he takes his appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. Read More »

Officer down in Adams County after shooting

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The Adams County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday night that an officer was "down" and that investigators had set a large perimeter for the search. We'll have updates later. Police were flooding the area with light while looking for the attacker. The incident happened in the area of 88th Ave. Read More »

BJD Suspends MP Baijayant Panda From Party's Primary Membership

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Jay Panda who is also the president of IMFA, a manufacturers body for ferro alloys was suspended from primary membership of BJD on grounds of anti-party activities by party president and Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik . The MP said he would "pray to Jagannath for guidance". Baijayant Panda was in the eye of a storm after he attacked bureaucrats in the Chief Minister's Office for "interfering" in BJD politics. Read More »

White House comment line blames Democrats for shutdown

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Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate are continuing to try to break the shutdown impasse, after a Senate session adjourned late on Sunday (US time) with no result. John Cornyn of Texas, indicated that Republican leaders were skeptical that Democrats would budge. Privately, some of his closest advisers admit the president is an erratic dealmaker who can unexpectedly overturn negotiations like a flimsy coffee table. Read More »

Alcatraz Inmates May Have Survived 1962 Escape, Letter Suggests

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The FBI said that the trio used a homemade drill made from a broken vacuum cleaner motor to open the vents in the back of their cells. The Widners also handed over Christmas cards signed with Clarence and John's names which were delivered to their mother, with no postage, for three consecutive years after the escape. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty Flat After Record-Setting Week

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Nasdaq closed in red, down by 0.61 per cent while FTSE 100 was down by 1.16 per cent at the closing on Wednesday. Brokers said investors turned cautious and preferred to log gains at record levels ahead of January expiry in the derivatives segment, pulling down the key indices from record highs. Read More »

The Undertaker Retirement Rumors Sparked At Raw 25

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The first-ever episode of " Monday Night Raw ", concluded with a match between The Undertaker and Damien Demento at New York City's Manhattan Center. Ortman rounds out Tuesday's look at the rumor mill with an update on both Raw tag team champion Jason Jordan and marquee star of SmackDown, Kevin Owens after both missed recent house show events. Read More »

Tammy Duckworth to be first serving USA senator to give birth

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Senate seat the Senator had a miscarriage. "I am proud to have her as my IL colleague and prouder still that she will make history by being the first U.S. Duckworth said she is due in the spring. Duckworth then had to wait 18 months after giving birth to Abigail by cesarean section before she was allowed to try getting pregnant again. Read More »

Man gets hit while recording selfie with approaching train

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In the 19-seconds selfie video, Shiva is seen standing near the railway tracks while making a selfie video with a speeding train coming in the background. The train is constantly honking, cautioning the man to move out. The audio, still on, indicates a commotion as people realise what happened and rush towards the injured man. Read More »

White House: Trump to release immigration plan on Monday

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Since then, Democrats and Republicans have squabbled over the so-called Dreamers' fate along with other immigration and border security issues - most notably Trump's demand to build a wall along the Mexican border. Trump said in September he was scrapping DACA, throwing the future of those it covers, who are known as "Dreamers", into doubt, but delayed enforcement to give Congress six months - until March - to craft a lasting solution. Read More »

Northern Australia may have a 1.7 billion year old chunk of Canada

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The finding came to light after studying unusual rocks in northern Australia not found anywhere else in that continent, but which are closely related to rock formations in what is now Canada. It was previously suggested based on past research that northeast Australia was near North America, Siberia or North China when Nuna was formed. Roughly 1.6 billion years ago, as they drifted ever closer, Georgetown collided with the Mount Isa region of Northern Australia. Read More »

Zimbabwe will hold 'free and fair' elections by July - Mnangagwa

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Mnangagwa , 75, took power after Robert Mugabe was toppled by the military. Since the opposition Movement for Democratic Change ( MDC ) almost won the polls in 2000, several key elections were rigged and many voters claimed they were intimidated into supporting Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF party . Read More »

Mike Flynn Concealed FBI Interview from White House Officials

Yates reportedly told McGahn that Flynn had lied to Vice President Pence and other administration officials about his communications with Kislyak and other Kremlin officials. An attorney for Flynn did not respond to a request for comment on this story. Flynn pleaded guilty last month to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation officials during the January 24 meeting about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . Read More »

Rocket Lab's 'Humanity Star' is New Zealand first satellite

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Secretly launched on board "Still Testing", the second test flight of Rocket Lab's Electron carbon-composite booster, The Humanity Star satellite lifted off on Sunday (Jan. The satellite will appear as a bright, glinting star shooting across the night sky. After the company's first rocket launch previous year, he let his staff in on the secret project. Read More »

Catalan parliament backs exiled Puigdemont again

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Puigdemont fled [ Guardian report] Spain in October after the Spanish government overtook Catalonia. Puigdemont did not rule out attending the Catalan Parliament's investiture debate, which would help cement the formation of government, and said that he is "working to be there in order to start a debate with the rest of the representatives" and also to "start a dialogue with the Spanish authorities". Read More »

Venezuela calls early election, Maduro to seek second term

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The election was scheduled to be held by the end of 2018, but some analysts had predicted Maduro would encourage an earlier vote to take advantage of opposition that has splintered in its complaints about his rule. The Venezuelan ruling party will decide the presidential candidate for this year's presidential elections on February 4, during the Grand Congress of the Fatherland of Venezuela , when it will also define the Plan of the Nation 2019-2025. Read More »

TPP 'makes no difference' to NAFTA talks: negotiators

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Canadian officials said last week they believe the odds are rising that Trump will give notice of a NAFTA withdrawal. Trump has threatened several times to yank the US from the deal, which allows tariff-free trade among the three countries. Read More »

Twelve camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest for using Botox

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It is not permitted to use plastic surgery to enhance the natural beauty of the camels. For head of judging panel Fawzan al-Madi, camels used to be preserved out of necessity, now they represent a pastime. The presence of the camels represents Bedouin life in the desert. Events at the festival include races and show competitions with combined purses of 213 million riyals ($70.3 million). Read More »

Measure 101 passing handily in statewide count

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The suit charges that the approval of Kentucky's waiver - which also requires many Medicaid recipients to pay premiums and locks them out of the program for up to six months if they violate certain rules - runs counter to Medicaid's objective of providing the poor with access to health care. Read More »

Nomination of Sam Brownback to be Religious Freedom Ambassador Advances

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Pence broke a 49 to 49 Senate deadlock for the second time in one day, confirming Brownback, a Republican, to his ambassadorial position and making it Pence's overall 8th time to cast a tie-breaking vote as Vice President. Senate rules require an appointee who hasn't received a confirmation vote by the end of the year to be nominated again. Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassadorship just took a major step forward. Read More »

O'Neill extends Republic deal

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O'Neill stressed that he "wasn't breaking any rules" by holding talks with Stoke because of his understanding with the FAI. "Obviously I was disappointed we lost the game, disappointed we did not qualify for the World Cup, but overall delighted with the effort", said O'Neill. Read More »

Deepika "overwhelmed & emotional" ahead of 'Padmaavat' release

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In Ahmedabad , 30 motorcyles and various cars were burned and malls were vandalized by goons, even though they had posted a written notice that they would not screen Padmaavat . Despite securing a screening certificate from the censor board and the apex court's order for the film's release on Thursday, the film is facing significant antagonism. Read More »

Trump lashes out at mayors over immigration

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors began its winter meeting in Washington today. The war over sanctuary cities was on. "As mayor I am charged to govern day to day, guided by changes that [affect] real life and pocketbook issues", Bland, a Democrat, said in the statement. Read More »

3 bust for cable theft along Cape Town rail line

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Cape Town's population has also increased by fifty per cent over the last decade, further adding to the pressure on the city's water sources. "We haven't been notified, it's a bit of an unknown", he said. Residents of the South African city have been partaking in massive water conservation efforts to combat the area's drought, but, according to Mayor Patricia de Lille, some people are "callously" using more than their current limit . Read More »

'House of Horrors' parents had 'sinister plan before arrest', neighbours reveal

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Judy Ho says there's a good reason prosecutors don't want David and Louise Turpin communicating with their kids and credits their 17 year old daughter for rescuing her siblings. David was also charged with one count of a lewd act on a child 14 or younger. "We just simply could not fit all the names on one criminal protective order", Deputy District Attorney Kevin Beechum said in court. Read More »

Trans-Pacific deal agreed without US

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Modi's message came after Trump's signing off on the new tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a move he hopes will help US manufacturers. One of Trump's first acts after taking office past year was to withdraw from the 12-nation TPP , which would have loosened trade restrictions among member countries of Asia, including Japan, and the United States. Read More »

Macron Calls from Davos to Limit Negative Effects of Globalization

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Trump has commented in the past that he thinks global warming is a hoax. Shortly after Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, Macron publicly invited American scientists to study climate change in France, dubbing the project "Make Our Planet Great Again" - a play off Trump's campaign slogan. Read More »

Tariffs Don't Help Industry or Consumers

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Many are concerned the new tax will hurt the solar power industry here in the U.S. Ed Barbier is a professor of economics at Colorado State University and advocates a different approach to help American manufacturers. "I think that this administration really grappled with the understanding that solar is creating jobs, more jobs in this economy than many other industries and many other energy sources", she said. Read More »

Shiv Sena, Congress tacit partners?

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Meanwhile, NCP leader Ajit Pawar hit back at Mr. Raut's barbs, saying that Sena's innumerable gestures calling for severing ties with the BJP over the past three years had proved to be "empty threats". We have identified at least 150 constituencies where we can win in a quadrangular fight (BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP)", he said, reacting to the Sena's plan to win 150 seats. Read More »

Senate set to vote on Alex Azar's HHS secretary nomination today

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The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Alex Azar , a former drug industry executive with pristine conservative credentials, as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services . "With experience both on the company side and the government side of health care, he is now only more experienced and knowledgeable". Immediately before the vote, the Finance Committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Read More »

UK's Davis denies Brexit backtracking with transition period

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LONDON - Jacob Rees-Mogg strongly criticised Brexit Secretary David Davis during a sitting of the parliamentary Brexit committee on Wednesday morning. In October, Davis' chief of staff Stewart Jackson, who was sitting behind him at today's committee, out some "red lines" . For Brexit supporters such as Rees-Mogg, the continued jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice after Brexit day on March 29, 2019, is a betrayal of a campaign promise to voters to "take back control". Read More »

The Death Of Stalin has been pulled from Russian cinemas

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The Russian attendees complained that the satire contained "ideological warfare" and "extremism". "The film, by Scottish director Armando Iannucci , has been banned for ideological reasons as it contains material prohibited by Russian legislation, " it reported, without disclosing what material was disputed. Read More »

Monday weather: Morning showers, with highs in the upper 40s

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South wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. With the wind, dropping branches and flying debris are possible, and power outages could take place. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming west after midnight. Sunny, with a high near 64. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Read More »

Here's why shares in easyJet plc are flying today

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Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan have both lifted their respective valuations on easyJet (LON:EZJ), after the low-priced carrier updated investors on its first-quarter performance yesterday. The acquisition, which completed on December 15, has resulted in easyJet entering into leases for up to 25 A320 aircraft and offering employment to up to 1,000 former Air Berlin crew members. Read More »

NC parents, students join national school choice rally in Raleigh

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Houchens was quick to mention that advocating for school choice was not a criticism of public schools, but rather a way to provide better education to students with varying needs. This is a status quo that leaves millions of K-12 students without a quality education and unprepared for college, military service or the 21st century workforce. Read More »

Led coalition says 150 ISIS fighters killed in airstrike

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The anti-IS Kurdish-Arab ground force, the Syrian Democratic Forces, had assisted aircraft with target observation prior to the strike. The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Syria has said it killed 150 militants in an air strike on the terror group's headquarters. Read More »

Cecile Richards to Leave Planned Parenthood

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Richards reportedly told some organization's board members about her plans to step down, but the organization has yet to confirm whether or not she plans to give up her post, BuzzFeed reported Wednesday. Removing Planned Parenthood's federal funding was on a list of four promises President Trump made to anti-abortion rights organizations to secure their support during the presidential election. Read More »