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Trump praises Nunes, White House denies memo coordination

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Hours off of receiving a second Twitter attack from President Donald Trump , California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said White House chief of staff John Kelly should put the President in "time out". On Monday he added in tweets that Nunes is a hero, while Schiff is a "liar" and a "leaker." Democrats have argued that the Nunes memo, which was released last week, was misleading and one-sided. Read More »

Metuh In Court On Stretcher

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The reports gathered that Metuh also signed an undertaken with the hospital after he insisted on attending the court proceedings today, February 5. He was later brought out of the ambulance belonging to National Hospital, Abuja marked 44Q- 20FG by a team of medical experts and helped to the stretcher by some family members. Read More »

Concerned with image of House, says Naidu to justify longer adjournments

Within minutes, the Opposition criticised Mr. Naidu and walked out of the House declaring a boycott for the day. Members of the parties stayed away from the House when the proceedings resumed at 3 pm after two adjournments during the day. Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal said Parliament was useless if the Opposition was not allowed to raise the issues faced by the people. Naidu rejected the notice and when O'Brien persisted with the matter during the Zero Hour, Naidu adjourned the House ... Read More »

House Intel votes to release Democratic rebuttal memo

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If he objects to the disclosure, the full House has the option of accepting the decision or trying to override the president in what certainly would set the stage for an ugly, high-stakes standoff with Democrats , some Republicans and federal law enforcement agencies. Read More »

Get ready for more snow, sleet, rain

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Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday . 2"-3" in northern parts of our area. At least that's the forecast according to The Weather Channel and the website weather.com. Northwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. East southeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming light and variable. Expect increasing clouds late Tuesday night with a low of 30. Read More »

Amtrak high-speed train cars separate while traveling in Maryland

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An Amtrak train traveling from Washington , D.C., to Boston broke apart while reportedly moving at 125 miles per hour. Approximately 52 passengers were transferred to Northeast Regional Train 180, Amtrak officials said. On January 3, three cars derailed in Savannah, Georgia, on an Amtrak train traveling from Miami to NY. And early Sunday, an Amtrak train collided with a stationary freight train, killing two Amtrak employees. Read More »

Dreamers not priority for deportation, White House chief of staff says

He is set to share more details on the bill on Monday. Assuming GOP leaders are able to muscle enough votes to keep the government funded this week, McConnell is likely to bring some immigration bill to the floor this month. "If before the champions of DACA were members on one side of the aisle, I would say right now the champion of all people who are DACA is Donald Trump - but you would never write that". Read More »

Stagecoach plummets as United Kingdom grabs rail franchise, seeks cash

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But dwindling passenger numbers and a tougher than expected economic climate thanks to Brexit has meant the operator "got its numbers wrong" to use Mr Grayling's words. He said it was clear that the franchise would last for only a "very small number of months" because it was about to run out of money. He told the House of Commons Stagecoach was set to lose about £200m, equating to more than 20% of its total market value. Read More »

Child who died went on porch when dad fell asleep

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The frantic mother explained that her daughter was "ice cold" to the touch and unresponsive on the front porch. The girl later died at a hospital. Temperatures in Akron, Ohio at that time were between 12 to 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The mother left Wynter with her father for about two hours at the family's apartment, and authorities said the father, who works a night shift, fell asleep. Read More »

Steve Bannon's testimony to House panel rescheduled for next week

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Bannon is also scheduled to be questioned by Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller next week. The committee wants to interview Bannon as part of its Russian Federation investigation. The California Democrat has slammed the release of a congressional memo that alleges FBI surveillance abuses in an investigation into the Trump campaign's Russian Federation ties. Read More »

Pink drops her cough drop, then the mic with powerful anthem performance

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Hosting the party for the second time in a row at the Trump International Golf Club, the US President shook hands with the marching band and cheerleaders from Florida Atlantic University. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Trump became friends back in 2002 when Trump invited Brady to judge the Miss USA Pageant after the first-season quarterback won his first Super Bowl, according to The Daily Beast . Read More »

Mom Accused Of Stabbing 2 Children To Death To Appear In Court

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Cruz said Sanders' comments to police and a possible motive in the killings could be revealed when Sanders appears before a judge Tuesday in Brockton District Court. "This is a gruesome, disturbing and most of all a heartbreaking crime", said Cruz. "Sanders made statements that can be construed as admissions to this crime to the investigators". Read More »

American ivory investigator stabbed to dying in Kenya

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Police are now investigating the motive for his murder, with initial reports suggesting that the incident was an attempted robbery. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, the founder of Save The Elephants, said that Martin's work had been key in revealing that the price of ivory in China had fallen prior to the Chinese government's commitment to close its legal domestic market. Read More »

North Korea says U.S. will make FIRST STRIKE in nuclear apocalypse warning

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Victor Cha as the ambassador to South Korea because of his reported opposition to the aggressive position. North Korean diplomat Ju Yong-chol accused the U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told the Geneva forum. The tyrant carried out a series of missile and nuclear tests a year ago and has escalated global tensions. Read More »

Natural disaster of 6.4 magnitude hits Taiwan, hotel collapses

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U.S. EST) at a depth of about 6 miles. Shortly before that, the United States Geological Survey reported a 6.4 magnitude powerful natural disaster that hit 22 km (14 miles) east-northeast of Hua-lien city in Taiwan. An official from the Ministry of Interior's fire station division told Reuters by phone that people were trapped in the buildings in Hualien. The government said a bridge in the city on Taiwan's eastern coast could not be used, and the structure of an inn had tilted during the ... Read More »

1 killed after Japanese military helicopter crashes into house

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The body of Hiroki Takayama, a 26-year-old master sergeant and copilot of the chopper, was discovered Monday evening. Asked if the main rotor head replacement had any link with the accident, the defense minister only said that authorities are "looking into the cause". Read More »

Britain's May warns against online abuse on women's suffrage centenary

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But why is it it important? "Somebody who says that he's had six children and never changed a nappy; somebody who says that even if you've been raped by your own father you couldn't choose to have a termination; I'm sorry, but I couldn't stay in a party led by someone like him", she told ITV's Good Morning Britain. Read More »

Strain mounting on South Africa's Jacob Zuma to resign

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The state of the nation address is an important political event in the country's calendar as it sets out the government's policy and service delivery priorities for the financial year. Some opposition legislators have disrupted past appearances by Zuma in the parliament. The president's office confirmed that Zuma had requested a delay "due to certain developments" that would thwart a successful parliament session. Read More »

EE trains customer service staff in online safety

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A further 88% also said that, when a friend was feeling sad or upset, they used social media to send them a kind message. The teens who were surveyed by UNICEF claimed that they are more anxious about private businesses accessing their social media profiles than they are about cyberbullying, the dangers which are posed by strangers online, bullying, pressures to view sexual content, and sexual exploitation. Read More »

Wall St. losses accelerate; S&P 500 down 5 percent from record

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James Felton, professor of finance at Central Michigan University. The decline in the Dow was closely followed by the wider S&P 500 stock index, down 3.8% and the technology-heavy Nasdaq, down 3.7%. The last fall of that size came in August 2011 when investors were fretting over Europe's debt crisis and the debt ceiling impasse in Washington that prompted a USA credit rating downgrade. Read More »

Broadcom to Raise Offer for Qualcomm to About $120 Billion on Monday

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Technology stocks were moderately lower Monday, with shares of tech companies in the S&P 500 losing less than 0.4% in value while the Philadelphia semiconductor index was posting a more than 0.9% decline. " Broadcom may have just handed Qualcomm a "poison pill", said Susquehanna analyst Christopher Rolland ". NXP shares were slightly down at $119.83. Read More »

Name released of I-44 crash victim

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Parts of the Interstate 44 in Missouri were closed on February 4, due to a number of multi-vehicle collisions that left one person dead. KY3 in Springfield reported another large crash on I-44 near Conway . The Weather Channel reported more than 650 accidents occurring since Sunday due to icy weather conditions, with major roadways being shut down as emergency services clambered to tend to various crash scenes. Read More »

Israel sinks more West Bank roots

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Since then, the Israeli army carried out at least three raids in Palestinian villages near the West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli security forces chased the man who drove away in a vehicle but later left the auto and ran away from an army vehicle chasing him. Read More »

Gymnastics meet honors survivors of Nassar's sexual abuse

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At Larry Nassar's third criminal sentencing hearing in MI, parents stood alongside their children, and told the former USA Gymnastics doctor how his sexual abuse hurt more than his 250-plus victims. Margraves later apologized. Judge Cunningham said there was "no way" she would fine or jail him. Before issuing the punishment, Michigan Judge Janice Cunningham told the 54-year-old Nassar that there was no evidence that he could ever be reformed. Read More »

'DWTS' cast and crew involved in deadly auto pile up

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The tour bus was involved in a "multi-car accident " while on its way to Ames . "This could be the most snow we've had in one single snow event in Des Doines in quite some time", said meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines , Kurt Kotenberg. Read More »

The war in Iraq is starting to end, again

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At that time Iraqi government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refused to extend the stay of U.S. troops in the country despite Washington's requests. The contractors said dozens of US soldiers had left on daily flights over the past week. The Iraq drawdown also follows the release of the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy that cited China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russian Federation as the USA military's top national security priorities. Read More »

US, Russia comply with nuclear arms deal limits

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The first START Treaty, or the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty was a bilateral treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms. To verify compliance, the United States and Russian Federation will exchange data on their nuclear arsenals "within the next month", Nauert said in her statement. Read More »

Tyronn Lue scoffs at notion that Cavaliers could miss playoffs

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Still, Lue has no concerns about the team's playoff placement. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on while there's a break in the action against Golden State Warriors during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2017 in Oakland, California. Read More »

Kenya: Ivory Trade Investigator Found Dead in Karen, Nairobi

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His travels also took him to Vietnam and Laos , where previous year he and another researcher revealed the latter country's ivory trade was the fastest growing in the world. "Finding that the ivory trade has moved from China into neighbouring countries will inform how conservationists approach lobbying governments for change". Read More »

Hong Kong's top court frees 'Umbrella Movement' leaders

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The Court of Final Appeal ruling meant Wong, Nathan Law Kwun-chung and Alex Chow Yong-kang would leave the court as free men. They stressed, however, that Hong Kong was a law-abiding society and that "future offenders involved in large-scale unlawful assemblies involving violence" will be subject to stricter guidelines laid down by the Court of Appeal. Read More »

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam refuses to reappear at trial

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In Brussels , Abdeslam will only face charges relating to a police shootout in the Belgian capital in March 2016 that left three officers wounded and one suspected jihadist dead. Lawyers for Abdeslam accept he was in Paris on Friday, November13, 2015, when gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 at the Bataclan concert hall, near the national stadium and at cafés and restaurants. Read More »

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria's Afrin, Idlib

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Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the U.N. Charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity. "Turkey's actions can bring back insecurity, instability, and terrorism to Syria", Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA. Read More »

Assange loses bid to quash arrest warrant

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The Australian is at risk of being arrested by London police if he leaves the embassy in London's Kensington neighborhood, unless a court rules the warrant should be lifted. Ecuador also asked Britain to grant him diplomatic status. The country has already given Assange citizenship. (AAP) Julian Assange has sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012. Read More »

Some Mainers receive false report of tsunami alert

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The National Weather Service Tsunami Warning this morning was a TEST. Smartphone users may have received the alert as a notice on their phones. The company later sent out a tweet acknowledging that the warning was a test. It was just a Tsunami test message. He said the National Weather Service is trying to sort out what happened. He said that after clicking on the push notification for details he realized it was just a test. Read More »

Democrat denounces President Trump's tweet as 'false smears'

Republicans, he said, had "found themselves in an insupportable position when they released a misleading memo and refused to release the Democratic response, so I think they were compelled to take the action they did today". Denying a political motive, Republican committee members defended the release of the GOP memo as appropriate. The latest memo was composed by Democrats and is meant to counter a formerly top secret GOP document, declassified by Trump last week, that questioned ... Read More »

Kenya police arrest opposition member current at Odinga's 'swearing in'

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The government responded to Odinga's event by declaring his opposition movement a criminal organization and investigating "conspirators" in the ceremony. Television screens show a "No Signal" message on three major Kenyan TV channels after the government pulled them off air last Tuesday. A police spokesman said he was not aware of his detention. Read More »

Dow plunges more than 1100, largest single-day point drop in history

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That had led some experts to warn that markets were overdue for a correction. Elsewhere, oil extended declines after US explorers raised the number of rigs drilling for crude to the most since August. This drop broke a record for the longest period of gain in 59 years after a ten-month upward trend. The leading U.S. stock market index on Monday closed down 4.6 per cent at 24,345.75, BBC reported . Read More »

New Jersey governor orders ISPs to uphold net neutrality

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Broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon support the FCC's repeal of the rules. Governor Murphy's Executive Order will make New Jersey the third state -along with NY and Montana-to mandate that ISPs adhere to net neutrality rules or lose the ability to contract in state. Read More »

Modi To Visit Palestine, A First By Any Indian Prime Minister

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Faith and diplomacy will go hand- in-hand during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to three West Asian countries, including the UAE and Oman . In Dubai on Feb 11, Modi will address the Sixth World Government Summit, at which India has been extended "guest of honour" status. "This is not a visit to a temple but it is fulfilment of the commitment given to our prime minister to look after the interest and demand of the Indian community living in the UAE", Mr Kumar said. Read More »

Suspect arrested, victim safe in widely shared child porn

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Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force coordinates with police agencies throughout the state to identify those involved in child pornography. The sheriff's office says Facebook has launched an investigation into the video and is working with law enforcement. More charges against Moore are expected, said Tony Garrett, executive director of Crime Stoppers. Read More »

Chinese man shot dead in southern Pakistan

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Azad Khan, deputy inspector general of Karachi's south zone, said the two employees of a shipping company were targeted while out shopping for groceries. The two Chinese nationals had been provided three police guards from the Foreigners Security Cell (FSC) for their movement in the city. Police took the second foreign national into protective custody after the incident. Read More »

USA senators unveil bipartisan immigration plan

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Brown said he wants the Senate to discuss comprehensive immigration reform that not only includes protections for Dreamers , but also addresses border security and President Trump's call to reduce legal immigration by ending the diversity visa program (in which millions of would-be immigrants apply annually for a chance to win one of 50,000 visas) and curbing the family visa program (which allows US citizens to sponsor visas for certain family members and bring them to the USA over a ... Read More »

US won't rule out Olympics talks with North Korea

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Athletes from the North and the South will march under the Korean Unification Flag during the inaugural procession of the Olympics . "We are fully operational with many of our athletes and officials here and settling into their life in the villages and training is underway at all venues", Lee told a news conference. Read More »