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Erekat says Pence is a gift to extremists

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The vice president's timeline drastically cuts previous White House estimates of three to four years for the controversial embassy move . Israel's Arab parliamentary bloc and Knesset members scuffle with security after they held signs in protest during the speech of U.S. Read More »

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to skip World Economic Forum at Davos

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President Donald Trump. More than 3,000 world leaders from business, politics, art, academia and civil society would be attending the 48th WEF annual meeting, which saw Pope Francis sending a special message. Besides addressing the WEF, Mr Modi will attend a round table dinner organised for interaction with 60 CEOs, including some from India. Mr. Modi, who arrived at the ski-resort on Monday, would be delivering the keynote address at the summit's plenary session on Tuesday, January 23, ... Read More »

Turkish military enters Syrian province with ground offensive

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Since 2014, Washington has angered Turkey by growing closer to the Kurdish militia, which it supported with air strikes, arms, training and special forces advisers on the ground to oppose Islamic State . The Kurdish and other US-backed fighters "have proven their effectiveness", he said adding that it had "cost them thousands of casualties". Erdogan said Turkey's "fundamental goal" is ensuring its national security, preserving Syria's territorial integrity and protecting the Syrian ... Read More »

Monday forecast: rain likely for afternoon, high 64

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More showers are headed to the area on Saturday and Sunday . The National Weather Service's forecast for Modesto says there will be scattered showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Our warm weekend - with highs in the 60's & 70's - will be coming to a close with Sunday showers and storms. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow through midnight, then partly cloudy after midnight. Read More »

North to send 22 athletes for Games

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The North responded later in the day that the delegation would be sent Sunday on a revised two-day schedule. Hyon wore a dark coat and fur muffler as she boarded the train without talking to throngs of journalists at the station. A majority of South Koreans support the North's participation in the event. South Korea's proposal was ultimately accepted. A small group of the protesters scuffled with police who kept them well clear of the North Korean delegation. Read More »

Roma, Inter Milan to battle for Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

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We're excited to see where Liverpool offer him next? Well-placed sources claim that Sturridge favours a move to Spain but as yet, Sevilla have not made an offer that includes an option for a permanent deal once a loan concludes. The 28-year-old is a clinical striker when fit and well and that has been his biggest issue over the years as injury has meant he has struggled to nail down a place in the starting XI under Klopp. Read More »

Aguero hattrick gets City back to winning ways

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On another goal-friendly night for the Argentine, here are three winners and three losers. The Blues' first win of 2018 saw Eden Hazard score twice with a goal in each half, while Willian and Victor Moses were also on target. you have to fight for everything, win the league, qualify for the Champions League or qualify for the Europa League and teams who want to stay in the Premier League ". Read More »

Cardinal O'Malley corrects the Pope on his comments in Chile

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Fernando Karadima. The pope thus implied that the victims who have accused Barros have not convinced Francis that the bishop was involved in a whitewash of sexual misconduct. Barros had previously served as bishop of the Chilean armed forces. Francis again said: "He remains there [in Osorno], I can not condemn him if I do not get the evidence". Read More »

Thoughts on the President and the 'S-hole Countries'

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President Donald Trump has turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn. Trump denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided the details of what he did or did not say. That is a deal that everyone agreed seemed to be in reach until last week - until the disputed obscenity by Trump . Read More »

Zidane expresses relief after Real hit seven past Deportivo

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The Portugal worldwide left the field with blood streaming down his face after being caught by defender Fabian Schar as he dived to head home Real's sixth goal during the 7-1 win over Deportivo at the Bernabeu. Premier League giants Liverpool seem to be rather excited about having sold Philippe Coutinho for £142m, mainly because it means they can buy some talented players. Read More »

Amber Alert for 2-Year-Old Boy Abducted from San Antonio

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Police issued a lookout for the suspect, Richard Concepcion, 37, who was driving at white Toyota Tundra and was with hi 18-month-old son. San Antonio police are searching for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman on the Far Northwest side of the city. Read More »

Lindsey Graham Slams Trump Aide, Says White House Staff Making Negotiations 'Difficult'

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Democrats are pushing for legislation to protect recipients of DACA, which shields immigrants brought to the US illegally as children from deportation. Stephen Miller is certainly part of that conversation and part of this process, but he's advocating on behalf of the president'. The White House, for the time being, is defending the conservative position against Graham's radical proposal. Read More »

Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

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And I think the impasse could end today if Republicans would promise just to have a week of immigration votes, have a conclusion, let us all put forward amendments. "So that's the answer to your question", he added. In both spots, he's been at the center of a government shutdown. "He is actively working to try to get to a deal". Read More »

The Porn Star and the President

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Pence, in an interview with the AP from Jerusalem, said the president was intent on implementing a merit-based system that encourages immigration by those who will "contribute to a growing American economy and thriving communities". At the time, Trump was being accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen women. Clifford wrote in the letter that when she met Trump, he was "gracious, professional and a complete gentleman to me and EVERYONE in my presence". Read More »

Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinals

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Keys returned to the quarterfinals here for the first time in three years with a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 8-seeded Caroline Garcia. Dimitrov has not won a major, coming closest in Melbourne past year before losing a semifinal to Rafael Nadal in five sets, but he is enhancing his credentials as a next-generation champion. Read More »

Man pleads guilty to facilitation of murder in nursing student's death

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Creed McGinley gave prosecutors and defense attorneys a Monday deadline to reach an agreement on a plea deal that would allow Adams to avoid a trial. Jason Autry, who is also accused in the case and testified against Zach Adams , has already reached a plea deal in the case. Prosecutors relied on witness testimony to convict Adams after failing to recover useful DNA evidence from Bobo's remains. Read More »

EC Om Prakash Rawat appointed new CEC, Ashok Lavasa made EC

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He was an officer of the 1977 batch of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) from Madhya Pradesh. The Ministry of Law and Justice has confirmed his appointment on Sunday. According to an ET report, Rawat said that the Aadhaar-linking to the voter's identity will only be foolproof if the voter confirms his or her identity before entering the polling booth to get acess to an EVM through biometrics. Read More »

MI hospital fights ICE for release of jailed doctor

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took him from his home in handcuffs. Mr Niec, an internal medicine doctor at Kalamazoo's Bronson Methodist Hospital, moved to the United States almost 40 years ago when he was five years old. Lukasz Niec closely and are doing everything we can to advocate for Dr. Niec", a statement the hospital sent on Monday, Jan. 22, reads. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Monday that damage inflicted by a 2001 quake in the Central American country ... Read More »

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

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Health experts are calling this year's flu season one of the most severe in recent years. The survey also found that when it comes to understanding the difference between cold and flu, many of us are a little confused. Adults without Medicare will be charge $15 for the flu shot. The number of primary care physicians for every 100,000 people in each state came from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin ... Read More »

Houston Well Control Company Responds To Quinton Drilling Rig Fire

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Monday, an emergency management dispatcher said. Seventeen other workers on the site have been accounted for and didn't have to go to the hospital. The explosion reportedly occurred at an oil rig west of Quinton. Enloe said firefighters were letting the blaze burn and weren't putting water on it to keep from spreading possible hazardous materials at the site. The rig is owned by oil drilling company Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., employees confirmed. Read More »

Trust in United States institutions sees record drop

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Instead, it comes when the U.S. economy is showing robust growth and stock markets are at record highs. For the first time media is the least trusted institution globally. India was at the third place in both the categories with scores of 77 in case of informed public and 68 in general population. In 22 of the 28 countries surveyed it is now distrusted. Read More »

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss Syria on call: Russian foreign ministry

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Turkey has "legitimate security concerns" about Syria . US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed "concern" about Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, urging restraint but stopping short of demanding an end to the operation. Read More »

U.S. embassy in Jerusalem to open in 2019: Pence

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Now, the administration seems set to massively accelerate plans to relocate the embassy, moving up the date from an unstated time in the distant future to next year. The trip, which coincides with Vice President Mike Pence's three-day visit to Israel, is part of a larger effort to circumvent the United States, the traditional broker of PA-Israel negotiations, and push to take a more active role in the Middle East. Read More »

Republic Day Celebrations 2018: All You Need To Know

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What's so special about this year's arrangements is the very big 100-feet-wide stage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his happiness that the "Ramayana Festival" with participation of all 10 ASEAN countries would get underway here from Saturday. Read More »

Vermont governor planning to sign pot bill by midnight

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As of July 1, adults 21 or older will legally be allowed to possess up to an ounce of dried marijuana and grow up to four plants at home (though only two can be mature). The Governor vetoed similar legislation in 2017, but had consistently indicated since then that he was willing to reconsider his position. The bill passed both chambers of the Vermont Legislature this month. Read More »

Viral: Priyanka Chopra Sends Wedding Wishes To South Actress Bhavana

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Actors Manju Warrier , Ramya Nambeesan, Lena, Bhama, Shamna Kasim and Bhagyalakshmi were seen during the wedding. The couple will reportedly get married in a simple ceremony today in the presence of their respective families and friends. Her pictures from the ceremony were during rounds on social media. This is going to be a big step in your journey and I just want to say goodluck. Bhavana and Naveen got engaged in march last year after almost four years of courtship. Read More »

Yellowstone Open on Limited Basis During Government Shutdown

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Many people were ditching their cars at the entrance to the parkway to continue hiking or biking past the barricades. A number of parks within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have been closed due to the government shutdown , according to the National Park Service. Read More »

President Trump's Medical Exam Fuels Flurry of 'Girther' Conspiracy Theories

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Despite growing concerns over the president's mental health and ability to perform the duties of his office, there was no psychiatric exam. "I've been involved in probably the last six or seven of these [presidential health exams] and this is hands-down more information that has been put forth by any other assessment to date", Dr. Read More »

White Home Modifications Voice Mail to Blame Dems For Shutdown

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During an interview with CNN's " New Day" morning program, Short said it's confounding for the White House why Democrats "manufactured" a shutdown amid the progress. "Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down", the message continues. The cause of their impasse was their disagreement on immigration concerns, especially on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More »

Sen. Dick Durbin talks Trump comments on 'The View'

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I don't dispute that the president was using tough language. Nielsen was grilled by Sens. More than a dozen top White House officials discussed advancements for women at home and in the workplace during a "Conversation with the Women of America" event Thursday. Read More »

Rain Forecast in Bay Area Through Early Monday Morning

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Strong, damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, according to forecasters. East wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Tuesday through Friday looks sunny with temps closer to 50 for Tuesday and Wednesday . West wind around 6 miles per hour. Wednesday , the high will be near 47 with sunny skies, the weather service said. Thursday will see a 40 percent chance of showers before the day becomes mostly sunny. Read More »

Won't Change Rule To Try To End US Shutdown: Senate Republicans

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The bipartisan group of senators presented Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer with their proposal to pull the USA out of its funding deadlock. "I am happy to continue my discussion with the majority leader about reopening the government ". McConnell's proposal represented the fruit of a bipartisan effort among moderates in both parties to resolve the shutdown, which began at midnight on Saturday. Read More »

State Congressional District Map Ruled Unconstitutional by PA Supreme Court

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state's congressional map went so far to benefit Republicans that it violated the state constitution . That new map, barring some intervening stay by another court, would be used for this spring's primary election. Should the parties fail to reach an agreement on the plan, the justices said the court would move quickly on its own to develop a constitutional congressional map. Read More »

Tillerson says USA discussing Syria security zone

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Marines who are stationed there. " The embassy actually, is gonna really work ", British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said ahead of Tillerson's arrival. But even before the shutdown, the State Department had already played down Tillerson's visit to the embassy, which opened last week, due to controversy over Trump's refusal to inaugurate the new building. Read More »

Israeli Arab Leader Slams Pence's Faith; Will Boycott VP's Knesset Speech

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Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said Abbas will tell the European Union it should take the step "as a way to respond" to United States president Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The announcement came during an address to the Israeli parliament , which saw Arab Israeli MPs escorted out of the Knesset, after protesting Pence's visit to Jerusalem . Read More »

Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

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At the same time, Turkey-backed Syrian rebels from the Free Syrian Army began advancing toward Afrin in Syria's northwest from the town of Azaz. Erdogan warned that, after Afrin , the Turkish military would target the YPG in the Syrian city of Manbij , where US forces are deployed. Aaron Stein, of the Atlantic Council, said: " Afrin will be hostile to a Turkish-backed force patrolling from permanent garrisons". Read More »

Ohio State vs. Nebraska - 1/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Ohio State is 17-4 overall and 11-8 against the spread. The Cornhuskers rank 30th in three pointers allowed per game (18.5) while the Buckeyes rank 215th (24.0). Not only is the 6-foot-7 forward a force on the offensive end of the court, he is also a talented rebounder, with eight double-doubles this season and an average of 8.8 rebounds per game. Read More »

Razzies 2018 nominations: Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp up for 'Worst Actor' trophy

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According to the organisers, 87 of the top-earning 100 films previous year were "sequels, remakes or rip-offs". While mother! managed to escape the dreaded Worst Picture category, Lawrence, Javier Bardem , and Aronofksy were all singled out for their categories (in Aronofsky's case, it's for directing, not writing, even if it might have been his pen and not his lens that lead to so much of the divisiveness surrounding the film). Read More »

Suspect in custody after school shooting in Ellis County town of Italy

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Italy High School where there has been a shooting. All students are being moved into a domed complex on campus for their own safety as investigators get to work. Students will be taken by bus to Stafford Elementary to be dismissed when authorities give the OK. According to the Texas Tribune , Italy High School also comprises students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Read More »

CNN Poll: President Trump's approval rating edges up to 40%

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President Donald Trump is facing his first annual performance review, and while support from many who voted for him is still strong, the president's first year in office is facing harsh reviews from many other corners. out several multilateral agreements on the grounds they did not serve national interests, including the proposed Trans-Pacific trade partnership and the Paris Climate Change accord. Read More »

George Weah sworn in as Liberian president

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The former Ballon d'Or victor took his oath of office inside the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, in an event that had several African head of states and football stars present. The 51-year-old senator - who lost against outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the 2005 polls and again in 2011 when he vied for the vice presidency - is often described as an idol by Liberians and highly regarded for his down-to-earth attitude. Read More »

Northern Syrian movements condemn Turkish invasion

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Any such operation would be considered an "aggressive act", Mekdad said. Turkey has been angered by US military support for the Kurdish YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces which spearheaded the fight against Islamic State in Syria, and by an announcement that the United States would stay in Syria to train about 30,000 personnel in the swathe of eastern Syria under SDF control. Read More »