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World News SCOTUS Will Hear Objections To Trump's Travel Ban
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Opponents of President Trump's immigration travel ban protested outside the Supreme Court last month. The nation's highest court decided in early December to let the order take effect in full while it worked its way through two appeals courts.

World News Don't evaluate me only on demonetisation and GST, says PM Modi
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At Davos , the Indian government is also likely to make a pitch for American and other global companies to shift their hubs to India if they face problems operating in China. Andy Christie Group Director for Executive Jets, says: "Unlike other popular events for private jets - such as the Super Bowl or Champions' League final - WEF is unique for the industry in that we receive bookings from our offices all over the world, rather than just one or two locally".

World News Experts say escape tough for captive children
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Most of the Turpin children suffered from severe caloric malnutrition, and several have cognitive impairment as a result of abuse, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said. "We are not charging torture on the 2-year-old", Hestrin said. If convicted, the Turpin couple would face 94 years to life in prison. They are scheduled to appear in court on February 23.

World News UN Chief Calls For Revival Of Syria Chemical Weapons Probe
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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley this month sent a letter to Guterres that contained a U.S. rebuttal of Russia's objections to the gas attacks investigations in Syria. The agreement has lifted all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. Lavrov said the worldwide community was mounting "baseless accusations" against Damascus.

World News Greenwich's Carl Higbie Resigns from Trump Administration Over Racist, Sexist Comments
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If you manage to survive one of his cycles of re-appointments, it gives people enough time to dig into your past and see what your historical viewpoints on noteworthy topics are. Suddenly, Higbie is a "surrogate for President Donald Trump", as the Huffington Post put it. "You know, I don't like gay people". In November 2016, he recommended Japanese internment camps were a "point of reference" for a reputed registry of Muslim workers, as per a The Hill report at the time.

World News Trump blames Democrats for looming government shutdown
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In an interview on Friday , Perdue had said he didn't remember the president using such language. "There's not a political ramification". Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen. Bush, had undertaken similar actions, providing relief from deportation to certain undocumented people. Judging by Trump's suggestion that a Scandinavian immigrant is more desirable than one from lower latitudes, it seems Trump's immigration vision, beyond his border wall, or whatever is ...

World News Chelsea closer to signing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma
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Liverpool are reportedly prepared to offer over €20m for Roma full-back Emerson Palmieri , who is also courting interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea . Roma have lowered their demands to €50million plus €10million in bonuses and Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi could be included in the deal. The 31-year-old was part of two Premier League titles, one FA Cup victory, and one League Cup triumph during his time in Manchester.

World News If The Federal Government Shuts Down, 200000 Texans Will Be Furloughed
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Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. Active-duty members of the military still would be expected to work during a shutdown, but there's more leeway to furlough civilian defense workers, of which there's an estimated 11,000 in Colorado, according to Pentagon estimates .

World News Government Shutdown Looms if Lawmakers Can't Agree on Spending Bill
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Markey pushed back against Burnett's question, accusing President Donald Trump and Republicans in the House and Senate of holding so-called "Dreamers"-those previously protected under the Obama-era DACA executive order-hostage". And there's no obvious solution - or much interest in finding a solution - on either side of the aisle. Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that if agreement is not reached by tonight, there should be an even shorter-term funding measure that ...

World News Rand Paul attacker to plead guilty
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The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of IN announced Friday that Boucher is pleading guilty to one count of assaulting a member of Congress, according to the Washington Post . He returned to Washington less than two weeks later but developed pneumonia when he returned to Kentucky. Baker said that Boucher and Paul didn't see eye to eye over the care of grass, trees and other aspects of their lots.

World News 'Worse than Watergate': Republicans demand FISA memo amid surveillance abuse claims
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On Thursday, the Intelligence Committee voted along party lines - Republicans supported and Democrats opposed - to release a four-page memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act under the Obama administration. "Let's get that out there so the American people can see how this whole collusion thing was going on during the campaign,", Florida Republican, said on Fox News .

World News No fire inspection records where 13 children held captive
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The Turpins' 13 children, authorities said, were captives in the couple's tract house on Muir Woods Road and appeared to have undergone years of abuse and starvation. Police say that David and Louise Turpin had been holding their children against their will, shackling them to their beds. "The 29-year-old weighs 82 pounds".

World News New Zealand PM Ardern pregnant with 1st child
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Ardern's Labour Party came second in September's election, where no party was able to secure a majority. The popular 37-year-old politician's pregnancy is one of the very few examples of an elected leader holding office while pregnant and the first in New Zealand's history.

World News Donald Trump: I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed
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Trump denied making the disparaging remarks on Friday, although US Senator Richard Durbin, who was in the White House meeting, said the president had used the term. Trump's request came in the wake of the behind-the-scenes White House book " Fire and Fury ", which spurred questions about Trump's mental state.

World News Government Shutdown 2018: Senate Prepares Contingency Plan
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But, Republicans had also included a six-year re-authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program in their short-term spending package, a maneuver they'd hoped would pressure Democrats to avert a government shutdown . Several Republicans are defecting. With Graham against the measure and Sen. "If we say we're fiscally conservative, we ought to be fiscally conservative, so I'm not voting for raising the spending caps and I'm not voting for $700 billion deficits", Sen.

World News WH considering Trump tweet could signal government is op
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The amount, confirmed to CNN by a person familiar with the dinner, pays for a couple's dinner and photograph with Trump. Bloomberg reports that the event is being jointly hosted by Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn, and proceeds from the event will benefit Trump's presidential campaign and the RNC.

World News Tow truck driver almost meets his maker
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In the footage, the out-of-control sedan is seen traveling too fast for the conditions and speeding towards the tow truck. A MI tow truck operator working on a disabled vehicle on an Interstate highway narrowly avoided being hit by an out-of-control vehicle.

World News Trump slams Durbin, who he says 'misrepresented' his immigration comments
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On Capitol Hill, Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath Tuesday that she "did not hear" Trump use the vulgarity to describe African countries. Tom Cotton said in a statement that they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically". The reverberations kept coming Monday. "And if it is successful, as I believe it will be, (I hope) that Senator McConnell will include it as an amendment to must-pass legislation", he said.

World News Kodak Black Arrested After House Raid: Facing Charges Of Weapons & Child Neglect
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Other felonies that he's looking at after the police raided his home also include possession of a weapon by convicted felon, grand theft of a firearm, marijuana possession and, as we mentioned before, child neglect. HollywoodLifers , are you surprised that Kodak Black is in trouble with the law again? Kodak Black arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards. Kodak has had numerous run-ins with the cops over the years ...

World News Two Pakistani women martyred in Indian firing along Working Boundary
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Three female civilians and a soldier have been killed in cross-border firing by the Indian and Pakistani armies, officials said Thursday, taking the death toll along the frontier to 13 this week. However, no casualty or injured reported as a result of firing, he added. The soldiers were busy working on communication lines in Jandrot sector when they were hit by a mortar round fired by Indian forces, the ISPR stated on Monday.

World News Veteran Actor-director Kashinath passes away
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Diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma previous year, the actor is survived by his wife and two children, a daughter and a son. Kashinath not only acted in films, he was also a director and producer. A few of his flicks include Anubhava, Ajagajanthara and Avale Nanna Hendthi which was remade in Hindi titled Jawani Zindabad with Amir Khan in the lead role.

World News Social security benefits? Passport? What the government shutdown would mean
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Any federal employees sent home wouldn't be paid during the shutdown, but Congress has traditionally agreed to reimburse them once lawmakers can pass a new budget. During the 2013 shutdown , the Internal Revenue Service furloughed 90 per cent of workers, according the liberal Center for American Progress. And there have been shutdowns where an estimated $ 24 billion in economic output was lost.

World News Ax-Wielding Teen Injures Seven At Siberian School
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Preliminary reports say that a student armed with a knife and axe came to a school in the Buryat village of Sosnovy Bor on Friday morning, assaulted a 41-year-old woman teacher, then slashed three 7th grade students, the Interfax news agency reported .

World News Residents of S/Africa's Cape Town brace for water crisis 'Day Zero'
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Above all else, the Cape Town drought and its implications for residents may be a stark reminder that climate change is not a future concern - it's a reality of our present, happening at this very moment. Due to lack of cooperation in conserving water from residents, she added, the city had to implement level what she termed "6B restrictions" that cuts the water usage of residents to 50 litres.

World News Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'
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Trump's associates and Russian Federation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. "Mueller will hear everything Bannon has to say", that person told the Beast. In Michael Wolff's " Fire and Fury ", Bannon accuses Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of essentially betraying the nation by meeting with a group of Russian lawyers and lobbyists who they believed were ready to offer "dirt" on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

World News Love is in the air: Pope Francis marries couple aboard papal plane
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Podest and Ciufardi have been civilly married since 2010, but when the February 27 quake of same year damaged the church in which they were due to marry, they didn't go through with the ceremony. "So we have to be careful", she said blushing. Carlos turned around and asked his boss, the CEO of the airline, to do the job. "We hope you had a good flight", the bride said.

World News Theo Walcott bids farewell to Arsenal after Everton move
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Theo Walcott has insisted that he will miss working under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger , but is happy to have linked up with Sam Allardyce for his new adventure at Everton . "I want to be part of the attacking force that is here". And the 28-year-old told a news conference on Thursday there was no great fanfare when the time came to retreive all of his personal belongings from Arsenal's training ground.

World News Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again
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Another was killed by a tree. The Netherlands bore the early brunt of Thursday's severe winter storms which blew in with winds of up to 140 kilometres (86 miles) an hour off the North Sea. The death toll in the storm was initially put at three, but this may be revised down to two. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a Code Red, the most severe weather warning, for large parts of the country, and said wind gusts had reached 140kph in the southern port of Hoek of Holland.