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World News Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company
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DTE Energy work crews Monday are about to begin their trip to Puerto Rico to help restore power on the Caribbean island. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he will be working with legislators in the coming days to draft a measure that would allow the government to sell the utility's assets in a process expected to take 18 months.

World News Sen. Rand Paul's 911 call following assault released
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Paul also had to be treated for pneumonia he contracted as a result of the injuries, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Fix what we've got and make Medicare right this year Despite amnesty, DACA bill favors American wage-earners MORE (R-Ky.) in a Sunday show interview slammed both Democratic and Republican lawmakers over the government shutdown blame game, saying it is "ridiculous".

World News How will this government shutdown affect you?
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The White House on Monday said Senate Democrats "blinked" in negotiations by voting to reopen the government. McConnell announced a commitment to take up legislation related to the legal status of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Immigrants, or DACA , program as well as border security after the expiry of the next stopgap spending bill (assuming there's not another shutdown).

World News Bill Cosby to perform at jazz club ahead of retrial
Author: 0 Bill Cosby to perform at jazz club ahead of retrial

Scheduled to run from 5:30 - 9 PM ET on Monday, the ticketed show will take place with the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet at the Lorosa Jazz Club in the City of Brotherly Love, according to Cosby's reps. He has denied assaulting anyone, saying any encounters with his accusers were consensual. Cosby's show was widely criticised on Twitter, with novelist Terry McMillan saying: "If you gave me front row seats to see Bill Cosby I'd burn them".

World News Pence says US Embassy to make Jerusalem move next year
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Many pundits would say with Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital the peace process is dead - it is not even on life support it is no longer with us. White House Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt, US ambassador David Friedman and the Israeli ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, joined the ceremony and Mr Pence chatted briefly with Israeli soldiers before beginning his meeting with Mr Netanyahu.

World News Kerala 'Love Jihad' case: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, rules SC
Author: 0 Kerala 'Love Jihad' case: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, rules SC

Love Jihad is a terminology coined and frequently used by India's Hindutva brigade against Muslim men who marry Hindu women after being in relationships. The bench further said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also can not look into her marital status as she's an adult. The court also ordered that Hadiya be returned to the Sivaraj Homoeopathic Medical College in Salem, where she will complete the rest of her course.

World News Winter Storm to dump heavy snow across our area
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Widespread heavy snow will be possible across Greater Nebraska Sunday afternoon through early Monday . They also warn that significant reductions in visibility are possible with this storm, due to blowing snow, even after it stops falling Monday night .

Author: 0 With Senate talks falling short, U.S. shutdown enters workweek

WASHINGTON ( CNN ) - President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday night ending the government shutdown , capping off a almost three-day deadlock and reinstating funds until February 8, a senior administration official said . Schumer said on the Senate floor. Congress failed in 2017 to pass a complete budget by October 1, the beginning of the federal fiscal year, and the government has been operating on a series of three stopgap spending bills .

World News Protesters rally at second Women's March in nation's capital
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Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated 500,000 people were at the rally - one of many being held on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration. Women's March Inc., which organized the protest in Washington in 2017, has spent much of the previous year creating more social justice protests, the paper said.

World News Senate to vote at noon ET on whether to end government shutdown
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The government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a temporary spending bill that would have funded operations until February 16. Notably, numerous Democrats who voted against the agreement included a litany of potential 2020 presidential candidates including Kamala Harris , Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren.

World News Kawhi Leonard Reportedly At Odds With Spurs Organization
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However, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Michael C. Wright , the way Leonard's rehab has been handled created friction between the player and organization. "What's really odd is that Tony Parker has the same injury, but even worse", Popovich told reporters. He made his debut on December 12 against the Dallas Mavericks , and Gregg Popovich made sure to be strict with his minutes.

World News Saudis urge crude oil cooperation
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That said , the exact nature of this cooperation has not been decided yet and there continues to be a possibility that Russian Federation might want to pull out from the deal at the OPEC's June meeting. The resumption of production from Libya´s Wintershall's As-Sarah oil field was expected to add 55,000 barrels per day to Libya´s output. "We already knew that the Saudis would like to have more permanent cooperation in the oil market", said Torbjorn Kjus, chief oil analyst at DNB Bank ASA.

World News Non-Denial Denials and Disbelief: Tuesday at the White House
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Jackson said he encouraged the fast-food loving president - who he said is 6-feet-3 and weighs 239 pounds -to drop 10 to 15 pounds by cutting calories and fats from his diet and embark on a daily exercise regimen. Jackson said that Trump now does not exercise regularly. So Jackson gave him the Montreal Cognitive Assessment . Trump's eating habits have been well-documented, with the president being known to down two Big Macs and two Filet-O-Fish for lunch on a routine basis, along ...

World News England mourns former captain Armfield
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A Blackpool statement read: "Blackpool Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of its record appearance holder and vice-president Jimmy Armfield at the age of 82". Former England football captain Jimmy Armfield. Younger fans heard Armfield on the radio in his role as a pundit and co-commentator on Five Live.

World News Kabul Hotel Attack a War Crime
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Afghan officials did not identify the foreigner killed in the attack. "We trusted the security of the hotel, we trusted the administration, we trusted the government". The Taliban assault lasted for more than 12 hours until the attackers were killed by Afghan security forces. He said that according to initial reports, no foreign troops were hurt in the attack.

World News Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown
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The government is now most likely to reopen latest by Tuesday. "If people are unwilling to secure our borders, that they're unwilling to end chain migration, unwilling to end the visa lottery system, unwilling to fix all of the problems that we have in our immigration system, and aren't willing to negotiate and actually do things that fix that system, that we know to be problematic, then, yes, that would be a problem and certainly allow for future incidents to take place", she said .

World News Local victim of Nassar speaks out after testifying
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During Nassar's hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan , Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman last week called for an independent investigation into U.S. "And when you do your pain will not subside", she said to Nassar. Nassar pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, but that doesn't compare to the number of allegations against him.

World News Pence says US Embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019
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Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday that the USA embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2019. US Vice President Mike Pence pledged Monday that his country would move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "by the end" of 2019 , a step fiercely opposed by Palestinians.

World News New Book: Bannon Told Ivanka,
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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon also accused First Daughter Ivanka Trump of leaking to the press after she joined her father's staff last spring. Much to the horror of then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus , Trump sent a tweet in August announcing his decision to ban transgender people from the military - a move that apparently came "out of nowhere" and completely blindsided his aides.

World News Davos 2018: Narendra Modi tells global CEOs India means business
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He will also have an interaction with 120 members of the investor community to hard-sell India's business friendly environment. Modi hopes to articulate a vision for the country's engagement with the wider worldwide community, even as India opens up new avenues for global businesses.

World News Syria's Assad slams Turkey offensive as 'support for terrorism'
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Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies began their push to clear YPG fighters from the northwestern enclave on Saturday, despite concern from the United States, which urged both sides on Monday to show restraint. Erdogan said in Ankara that his country will "not take a step back" from its Afrin offensive. He, however, called on all parties in the ongoing conflict to Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

World News Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea
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She was part of last week's talks between the two countries at the border. Hard times lie ahead for the administration of South Korean President Moon Jae In as it deals with United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang and strong domestic opposition to a unified Olympic team following official confirmation Saturday that North Korea would participate in next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

World News US senators strike deal to end shutdown
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The continuing resolution to fund the government, which also included six years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, passed after the Senate voted to end debate earlier in the day over the objections of just 18 senators. Markets have absorbed the shutdown drama over the last week, and on Monday morning world stocks and USA bond markets largely shrugged off the standoff even as the dollar continued its pullback.

World News Newcastle United revel in boredom
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On another goal-friendly night for the Argentine, here are three winners and three losers. The Magpies had a few opportunities to make their counter attacks more effective, but a combination of poor passing and a quick closing defense from Manchester City led to many wasted chances.

World News Fancy A Job At The Palace? Prince Harry And Meghan Are Hiring!
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The couple, who were introduced through friends during a ski trip in 2010, will Wednesday in the fall at St George's Chapel in Windsor, the same venue where Harry and Megs will tie the knot. Eugenie's older sister Princess Beatrice is the favourite to be one of the bridesmaids or even the maid of honour. Princess Eugenie , who is Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter and eighth in line to the throne, is set to marry her long-time beau Jack Brooksbank this fall.