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White House Set To Declassify FISA Memo

On Thursday, Ranking member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) accused Nunes of doctoring the document ahead of its release to the president, while House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to House Majority Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) demanding Nunes' removal from the committee. Read More »

Greg Monroe Signs With Celtics

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Monroe and the Celtics agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract. Wojnarowski also reported Pels coach Alvin Gentry spoke to the Helen Cox alum in the aftermath of his contract buyout from the Suns . It is highly unlikely Monroe starts in Boston, however. Monroe, 27, is averaging 10.4 points and 7.4 rebounds on 63% shooting this season. But the Celtics could offer more money thanks to the disabled player exception, and, most likely, a better opportunity to chase an National Basketball ... Read More »

Dragic to replace injured Love at All-Star Game

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Dragic leads the Heat in scoring with 17 points per night in addition to averaging 4.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds. Unlike the aforementioned trio, the Slovenian now enjoys a winning record with his team as the Heat are fourth in the east at 29-22. Read More »

Almost 30 Iranian women arrested in Tehran hijab protests

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People have been sharing images of women standing on top of utility boxes waving their hijabs on sticks with the hashtag #GirlsOfRevolutionSt, as a tribute to 31-year-old Vida Mohaved, the woman who initiated the protest in Tehran's Enghelab Street and was arrested for it in December 2017. Read More »

India looks forward to work with Nepal's democratically: Sushma Swaraj

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Spokesperson of Indian External Affairs Ministry wrote on Twitter that Swaraj congratulated the leaders on the successful conduct of the recent elections. "My visit to Nepal is to meet friends from all political parties and strengthen friendship". She also said that Modi is eager to work with the new government in Nepal. Read More »

Poland crisis deepens as Holocaust bill moves forward

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It is that chapter of history the ruling Law and Justice Party wants to emphasize. As The New York Times pointed out in a recent editorial , while it's true that the Nazis occupied Poland and are responsible for the death camps, "Poles were directly or indirectly complicit in the crimes committed on their land and that Poles were guilty of anti-Jewish pogroms during and after the war". Read More »

Trump's State of the Union address yields most tweets ever

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It still can't accept that he is president and gets to give presidential speeches. But when the president arrived at that section of his remarks, he began to read the portion that had been previously released to the press before apparently calling an audible. Read More »

Tillerson warns against China, Russia engagement in Americas

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Acknowledging that US demand for drugs is driving the cartels' violence and lawlessness, Tillerson said the U.S.is working with other countries to find strategies to attack the organizations' revenue streams, halt the transfer of weapons from the USA and find and prosecute "the middlemen who enable them". Read More »

Groundhog Day 2018: 6 things to know

Originating with German settlers, who came to Pennsylvania in the 1700s and brought their seasonal superstitions with them, legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow on February 2, the winter chill will continue. And Chuck's right more often, claiming a 70 percent accuracy rate to Phil's 40 percent. Only a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure. Read More »

Republican Congressmen Aboard Amtrak Train Involved in Accident

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Gene Locke, who lives near the tracks in Crozet, said he pulled up to the crossing between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. After waiting a minute or so, he backed up, turned around and took a different route, assuming there was either a malfunction of the signal crossing or workers were testing it. Read More »

New trains expected to be announced in Railway Budget 2018

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The finance minister said that the project will, "cater to the growth of the Bengaluru metropolis". "Capital expenditure of Rs. 1.48 lakh crore was announced and most of this money will be spent on capacity expansion, which represents huge business opportunities for suppliers", he added. Read More »

France helicopter crash: Five killed as two army aircraft collide

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The two army aviation service helicopters collided near Carces lake, about (30 miles) northwest of Saint-Tropez. A security source and an official from the local authority said five people were killed in the accident. The Gazelle has been in service with the French military since the 1970s and is used by the French forces in Mali, in their anti-terror mission. Both helicopters were five-seater Gazelles, which are made by Britain and France through a joint agreement with Westland Aircraft. Read More »

Darren Osbourne found guilty of murder in London mosque attack

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The note described Muslim men as rapists, "feral" and "in-bred" and when he was detained after the attack, Osborne said: "At least I had a go", Mr Rees told Woolwich Crown Court. The Crown Prosecution Service said it had prosecuted the case as a terrorist offense because Osborne's actions were meant to advance a political objective, expressed in a handwritten note found in the van he used and comments he made to police officers at the scene. Read More »

Polar Bears Climate Change 'Thinning' Real, Scientists Say

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The bears' metabolic rates averaged more than 50 percent higher than previous studies had estimated. A new study finds polar bears in the wild have higher metabolic rates than previously thought, and as climate change alters their environment a growing number of bears are unable to catch enough prey to meet their energy needs. Read More »

SIU kickoffs Black History Month

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Gallipolis City School District has plans to honor Black History Month by remembering and learning about Robert Mitchell. February 23, 2 to 4 p.m., Multicultural Community Center: Paul Ortiz, associate professor of history and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida, will speak about his new book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States . Read More »

USA's missile defense system test fails

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The official was not authorized to discuss the outcome and spoke on condition of anonymity. The agency, which manages US missile defense systems, issued a statement saying the interceptor was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii. Read More »

BJP to contest election for 'cause of solution'

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BJP, which pulled out of this drive on Tuesday after initially agreeing to it, has made a decision to name its candidates on Thursday. "BJP leadership in the state told us that they have written to their high command for a directive". "The people at the grass root do not understand the politics behind all these push for election before the solution.there is a division among the electorate". Read More »

Capitec reels on new Viceroy Report

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United States researcher Viceroy on Tuesday said it had done extensive due diligence and compiled evidence suggesting Capitec must take significant impairments to its loans which would likely result in a net-liability position. The stock was also boosted by news late on Wednesday from rating agency S&P Global, which said the Viceroy report and subsequent market reaction would not affect its BB/B with a stable outlook rating, which falls within the speculative range. Read More »

Pence touts tax cuts, slams Manchin in West Virginia

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Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence , has arrived in southern West Virginia for the Republican retreat at the Greenbrier Resort. "Elections are about choices", he said in the interview in which he discussed his midterm outlook in detail for the first time. Read More »

Chidambaram slams Budget 2018, says 'no tax relief to average tax payer'

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Rs. 5 lakh will be provided to each family as a reimbursement under the National health Protection Scheme. He also commended the Union Budget for incorporating AMRUT program to focus on water supply to all households in 500 cities while proposing to expand Airports by 5 times from the existing 124 airports. Read More »

Nashville Mayor Admits to Extramarital Affair With Her Security Chief

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Rob Forrest. Barry, a Democrat, released a statement apologizing to her family and the people of Nashville, Tennessee. She confirmed to the Tennessean that she had an affair with Sgt. She said that their relationship was over after conversations with their spouses and the realization that it would become public. When asked when it ended, she repeated, "It's over". Read More »

Unusual Volume Spikes For: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F)

Further, the General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has debt to equity ratio of 2.19, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio. Finally, Barclays lowered Ford Motor from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and lifted their target price for the company from $12.12 to $14.00 in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Read More »

Russian Federation vows to DEFEND against U.S. planes flying towards border

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Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move that sparked Moscow's increasingly Cold War-like tensions with the West that continues today. The ministry added that another option for the Pentagon was "to issue new maps with correct Russian airspace borders to all the crews". The Russian Defense Ministry reacted smugly to American complaints of Russian pilot behavior during a recent Russian intercept with an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, near the ... Read More »

Trinamool win Noapara, soars ahead in Uluberia

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The results are considered to work as a booster for the Congress, which had only won just 21 seats in the last assembly elections. Trinamool Congress's Sunil Singh won by more than 63,000 votes over his nearest rival Sandip Banerjee of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Read More »

United Nations seeks $800 million for Palestine refugees amid crunch

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This covered long-running programs, including education, as well as emergency funds for crises such as the war in Syria. That left the UNRWA with about two thirds of its expected budget. The appeal will cover approximately $400 million each for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), which consists of Gaza and the West Bank. Read More »

Sen. Portman aboard train that crashed this morning

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There are no serious injuries reported among congresspeople and their staff. Multiple sources said that all members of Congress on the train and their families were OK, with the exception of a few minor injuries. One Politico reporter tweeted a picture of the wrecked truck and said the driver was getting medical attention. House Speaker Paul Ryan was also on the train. Read More »

Canada passes bill to make national anthem gender neutral

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Independent Alberta Sen. Grant Mitchell said he is "delighted that Bill #C210 has passed", and congratulated Sen. Senators voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing the lyrics of " O Canada " to remove gendered language, despite opposition from some Conservative lawmakers. Read More »

Los Angeles school shooting: Female arrested after two students were shot

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The Los Angeles Times reported that news video showed a young female being led to a police auto. Los Angeles Police Department officer Drake Madison told the AP that the shooting was reported shortly before 9 a.m. The middle school was under lockdown, KTLA reported. Both of the injured students are 15-years old and have been transported to a local hospital. Read More »

Cooler air and snow in the forecast for the weekend

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Over the weekend, we told you about The Weather Channel's long-term forecast and the almost 18 inches of snow they were predicting. The city may only get one to two inches of accumulation. Wind may pick up to 15-30 miles per hour, with some higher elevation areas seeing 40-50 miles per hour gusts. Tuesday will see a high of 30 and a low of 15. Read More »

Michelle Obama reveals what was in that Tiffany's gift from Melania Trump

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Yep, after Michelle Obama appeared on Ellen this week, we're seriously jealous of her youngest daughter's room. because it comes with a two-room suite. "So the doorbell rings, and they're like, 'Huh, I've never heard that before'". "Now I have a door and doorbell, and people actually trip out when I come to my door and open it", said Obama. Read More »

South Africa gold mine: About 950 workers trapped underground

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But mine officials say the workers are not in danger and that food and water have been delivered to them. Today, a power outage prevented lifts at the Beatrix gold mine, near the central city of Welkom, from working, leaving some 950 miners stranded beneath the surface. Read More »

Wow, Some Lady Tried To Fly With Emotional Support Peacock

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Footage shows the unnamed woman walking through Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, with the bird sitting calmly on her shoulder as she pushes her luggage. American - Passengers must submit a document signed by a licensed doctor or medical health professional which states that the passenger has a "mental health or emotional disability" and needs the animal "for emotional support or psychiatric service" on the flight or at the passenger's destination. Read More »

App State tennis coach suspended over player's comment

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Appalachian State University has suspended a white player from its men's tennis team after the freshman was accused of making racist remarks to a black opponent from North Carolina A&T State University. Brown will be suspended indefinitely for his racist words, while Lake will be suspended from coaching for the next four matches due to his dismissal of his player's actions. Read More »

Macron Blasts Violent Attack on Eight-Year-Old Jewish Boy

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In a year in which the number of anti-Semitic incidents reached record highs, there was an incidence of "extreme violence" against Jews because they were Jewish roughly once every 2.5 days. " Hatred is rising and Jewish people are suffering as a result", said David Delew, chief executive of the CST, which helps protect Britain's estimated 270,000 Jews. Read More »

Taiwan ranks No. 33 on Global Democracy Index

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It also remained the region with the biggest deviation in scores among its countries. Norway once again tops the Democracy Index global ranking in 2017, followed by Iceland and Sweden taking second and third place. The EIU said democracy in the country suffered after the mayoral polls in Jakarta past year, which saw the then-incumbent governor Basuki Purnama, hailing from the minority Chinese-Christian community, arrested for alleged blasphemy. Read More »

Why the Nunes memo really isn't a partisan fight

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Nunes appeared to be referring to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant obtained in October 2016 on Carter Page , at the time a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser. Even FBI officials who have praised Trump are wary of the Republican interference with their organization. The White House edged closer to making the memo public on Wednesday, according to chief of staff John Kelly (pictured). Read More »

Hong Kong to ban all sales of ivory by 2021

Environmental activists have long asserted that Hong Kong's legal ivory market has enabled traders to launder illegal products. A Hong Kong government-led operation in previous year found two ivory traders had sold chopsticks made from ivory obtained after the 1990 ban. Read More »

Turkey detains Amnesty chief after court orders release

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Kilic, jailed since June, is accused of being a member of a terrorist organization, an accusation the London-based group described as " baseless allegation for which the prosecution has yet to provide any concrete evidence that would stand up to scrutiny". Read More »

Leaked Brexit analysis is 'selective interpretation' of research: minister

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She said: "When the time comes for parliament to vote on the final deal, we will ensure that parliament has the appropriate analysis on which to be fully informed, on which to base their judgment". He told the House of Commons that the leaking of the paper was "an attempt to undermine our exit from the European Union", pointing out that the "preliminary analysis" only looked at off-the-shelf trade options, ignoring Britain's "preferred outcome" of a bespoke deal. Read More »

US Government Investigating Apple Over iPhone Slowdown

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It's not known how far the current USA government investigation has gone, but sources close to Bloomberg said the DoJ and SEC have asked the company to provide information. Some reports suggested that the company was intentionally sabotaging the customer's older devices to push them to purchase new iPhones, but the company denied this claim. Read More »

Black History Month Celebration To Honor Entrepreneurs

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On Feb. 7, Douglas Ealey, a professor in the department of sociology and human services, will speak about the relationship between law enforcement and African-American men in a presentation titled "Black Ice: An Historical Analysis of Black Male Perceptions in American Society". Read More »

Big focus on how we could give guys plenty opportunity: du Plessis

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India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt.), Ajinkya Rahane , MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav , Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal . It was in South Africa where 400 was first breached and seemingly‚ batting in South Africa is a dream. Rahane played a fearless knock of 48 in the second innings of the Wanderers test. Read More »

South Africa's Zuma asks prosecutors to drop graft charges

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On Wednesday, the DA released a statement saying it had written to Abrahams asking to be provided with a copy of Zuma's submissions. Zuma, 75, has seen a reversal of fortune since Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa succeeded him as African National Congress leader last month. Read More »