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World News Former RNC chair blasts Evangelical Trump supporters: 'Shut the hell up'
Author: 0 Former RNC chair blasts Evangelical Trump supporters: 'Shut the hell up'

Chairman Michael Steele ripped evangelicals for standing by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing Federal Bureau of Investigation text messages Trump Commerce pick told lawmakers he would look at reversing Obama move on internet oversight: report MORE amid reports Trump had a sexual encounter with an adult film star while he was married.

World News Researchers discover a piece of America in northern Australia
Author: 0 Researchers discover a piece of America in northern Australia

Now a new study has found that about 1.6 billion years ago, Australia and Canada were closely connected in a supercontinent known as Nuna which existed from 2.5 to 1.5 billion years ago. The researchers are looking at further studies to understand more about what happened during the formation of Nuna and the Georgetown collision. Curtin's School of Earth and Planetary Science's Zheng-Xiang Li, a co-author of the study, said their team's ongoing research shows that the mountain belt would not ...

World News 'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Measure 101
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Critics, including many healthcare providers, say Medicaid work requirements will cause a significant number of people to lose access to healthcare, which will harm their health and make it more hard for them to work. "If they're going to raise premiums, I don't mind them doing that", Kinzel said. Critics of the ballot measure argue those costs will be passed directly to healthcare consumers.

World News Snake blood, flaming bricks treated Mattis
Author: 0 Snake blood, flaming bricks treated Mattis

The commandos performed for Mattis at the conclusion of a two-day visit in which Mattis expressed interest in closer US contacts with Indonesia special forces. "One of the sanctions is clearly that they are not allowed to go to America". The United States and Vietnam are building a positive future together, Mattis said, adding that he looks forward to a productive dialogue that is a continuation of other US visits and engagements.

World News Melania Trump cancels plans to fly with Trump to Davos
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Asked about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau forming the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without USA, he said, "We are fans of bilateral trading agreements". Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that they will determine what to do "as the day goes on and as we see how the next couple of hours go".

World News O'Neill signs Ireland extension after missing out on World Cup
Author: 0 O'Neill signs Ireland extension after missing out on World Cup

Martin O'Neill and Tony O'Donoghue have history. These two have had some tense interviews over the years with O'Neill often getting annoyed with O'Donoghue's questioning of performances and results. O'Donaghue asks later on if O'Neill was surprised at the overall reaction to the Denmark defeat. O'Neill added that the perception of the job he had done "elsewhere was actually very positive, unlike yourself".

World News Michael Oren: Winning over Democrats must be a 'strategic goal' for Israel
Author: 0 Michael Oren: Winning over Democrats must be a 'strategic goal' for Israel

Almost twice as many liberal Democrats say they sympathize more with the Palestinians than Israel (35 percent to 19 percent). Almost half of the Democrats questioned - 46 percent - said they believed that Trump was biased toward Israel, while only 21 percent said the president had struck "the right balance" between Israel and the Palestinians.

World News Rangasthalam Teaser : Charan charms as Sound Engineer Chittibabu
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Long gap after Dhruva , Ram Charan is coming up with Rangasthalam . He can get any machine to work, and so he introduces himself as the engineer of his village, Rangasthalam , in the teaser. The film has a promising cast - Samantha Akkineni, Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapati Babu - but all we see is bearded Ram Charan trying to attract attention with his entertaining introduction.

World News Brownback confirmed as worldwide religious freedom ambassador at-large
Author: 0 Brownback confirmed as worldwide religious freedom ambassador at-large

A former Congressman and Senator, Brownback has gone so far as to claim that same-sex marriages are "vast, social experiments" that "will drive the marriage rates down". "His extremist, anti-LGBTQ actions should disqualify him from representing the people of the United States", said HRC government affairs director David Stacy in the release.

World News Trump ad slammed as 'divorced from reality'
Author: 0 Trump ad slammed as 'divorced from reality'

Senate Democrats have insisted that as part of the government funding process lawmakers resolve the legal status of the more than 700,000 people brought to the United States illegally as children who had been protected under the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program .

World News Judge bars Turpins from contacting children
Author: 0 Judge bars Turpins from contacting children

But the siblings who both live more than 2,000 miles away in eastern Tennessee, say there is nothing they could have done because their sister isolated herself from her family over the years. A former classmate of the couple's eldest daughter has said she was relentlessly bullied in school . David and Louise Turpin have each been charged with 12 counts of torture, 12 counts of false imprisonment, seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult and six counts of child abuse.

World News Canada First: Justin Trudeau Strikes Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, Without US
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Heads of state called for 2018 to be the year of collaboration and multilateralism to address major global challenges like climate change, terrorism and protectionism, as the World Economic Forum opened in Davos , Switzerland, on Tuesday. • Warning: Stay off the ice . • Woman on verge of homelessness claims lottery prize . "We're working very hard to make sure that our neighbor to the south recognizes how good NAFTA is and that it has benefited not just our economy but his economy and ...

World News Dozen Camels Disqualified from Saudi Camel Beauty Contest for Botox
Author: 0 Dozen Camels Disqualified from Saudi Camel Beauty Contest for Botox

A DOZEN camels have been thrown out of a beauty contest in Saudi Arabia after it was alleged their handlers used Botox to make them more attractive. Camel owner Ali Obaid told The National that cheaters will get creative to get an edge and will alter an animal's appearance for months before it's sold to a buyer.

World News Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum
Author: 0 Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum

Neither leader mentioned President Trump by name but both took thinly veiled digs at the American president, who has pulled the US out of the Paris accord on climate change and ditched a Pacific trade deal he blasted as unfair. "I think longer term the strength of the dollar is a reflection of the strength of the USA economy and the fact that it is, and will continue to be, the primary.

Author: 0 Trump tariff on solar imports gets mixed reaction in Georgia

Suniva filed for bankruptcy protection in April previous year and laid off 230 workers , citing financial hardships stemming from unfair competition from cheap solar imports from China. Solar also hired workers 17 times faster than the USA economy as a whole. Bankrupt U.S. solar panel producer Suniva filed for relief past year under Section 201 of the 1974 U.S.

World News Stop authorities when you've got guts: Opposition to Shiv Sena
Author: 0 Stop authorities when you've got guts: Opposition to Shiv Sena

This separation was widely expected as the relationship between the two parties went South rather precipitately after the 2015 General Election since when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have in a focused manner been working to expand the party's support base in Maharashtra to Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray's growing discomfort.

Author: 0 Trump says willing to give DACA immigrants citizenship in 10-12 years

The White House will release a "legislative framework" for immigration reform on Monday that is acceptable to both Democrats and Republicans, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said . The bill is similar to DACA in that it would protect undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States from a young age from deportation. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C.

World News Rajasthan HM appeals for peaceful protests over Padmaavat
Author: 0 Rajasthan HM appeals for peaceful protests over Padmaavat

However, the Rajput Karni Sena , led by Lokendra Singh Kalvi, which has given the call for nation-wide bandh, remained defiant. Sporadic violence was also reported from Rajasthan's Sikar , where a bus was stoned. It said people must understand that orders of the top court have to be "abided with". The Chittorgarh fort has been closed on Wednesday in view of deteriorating law and order with a heavy police contingent deployed at the fort as some women protesters had vowed to perform " ...

World News Senate votes to confirm Azar as health secretary
Author: 0 Senate votes to confirm Azar as health secretary

Azar will head the department responsible for the U.S. Medicare and Medicaid health programs, as well as agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration . Before resigning from Indianapolis-based Lilly a year ago, Azar built a financial portfolio now worth between $9.5 million and $20.6 million, according to disclosure records filed with the Office of Government Ethics.

Author: 0 Britain is not a vassal state, says minister defending European Union transition deal

He told Davis during the committee hearing that forcing the U.K.to accept the rule of the ECJ and abide by the regulations of the single market during the transition period would make Britain "a vassal state". "We are in the business of honouring the faith and trust that the British people put in us and the instruction to deliver on June 23 around the key red lines, which are: no contribution to the budget; no jurisdiction for the European Court of Justice; the end of free movement; and ...

World News Zimbabwe president: 'Transparent' elections before July
Author: 0 Zimbabwe president: 'Transparent' elections before July

Mnangagwa at times bristled at the line of questioning, at one point responding to the interviewer asking whether global observer missions will have free and unfettered access, "will they be able to wherever they want and look at wherever they want", by saying: "I'm not an English expert but I thought when you say it will be transparent it means that they have access".

World News 'Insulting' Death of Stalin pulled from Russian cinemas
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The film contained elements "that can be assessed as extremist and aimed at humiliating Russian people", the letter said . The film was to open in Russian Federation on Thursday (January 25), but now all screenings have been cancelled after its distribution certificate was withdrawn.

World News This Is the Cognitive Test President Trump Passed
Author: 0 This Is the Cognitive Test President Trump Passed

Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital. Petersen said he could not comment specifically on the presidents cognitive health. His resting heart rate is 68, his blood pressure is 122 over 74. Dr. David Maron, the director of preventive cardiology at Stanford University's medical school, said he was seriously concerned with Trump's LDL cholesterol levels, which were above 140.

World News Top Democrats Urge Facebook, Twitter to Investigate Russia's Embrace of #ReleaseTheMemo
Author: 0 Top Democrats Urge Facebook, Twitter to Investigate Russia's Embrace of #ReleaseTheMemo

The letter written by the lawmakers is bound to raise pressure on Twitter and Facebook as they make efforts to prevent the proliferation of "fake news" on their platforms. It reportedly contains classified information about the conduct of senior Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials that allegedly proves Republicans' claims of the Justice Department's bias against President Donald Trump.

World News Expect rain, gusty winds in the north valley
Author: 0 Expect rain, gusty winds in the north valley

It could get windy as well, but on Tuesday , we'll be in the low 40s with lots of sunshine. West southwest wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. South wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 9 to 14 miles per hour in the morning. This will lead to a wind shift from south to northwest, becoming gusty by early Tuesday afternoon.

World News Amherst Babies R Us among 180 closing stores
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In mid-December, a research report from UBS estimated that 183 Toys R Us stores were located within a 15-minute drive of at least one other location. Even as other retailers experienced banner sales in November and December, Toys "R" Us said its sales were disappointing and cited "operational missteps", which it did not detail.

World News EasyJet Shares Pop as Airline Profits From Other Carriers' Woes
Author: 0 EasyJet Shares Pop as Airline Profits From Other Carriers' Woes

The airline looks to have benefited from a re-shaping of the industry a year ago, helping to support fares and keep flights full. The industry was reshaped past year after British holiday carrier Monarch collapsed, Germany's Air Berlin and Italy's Alitalia went into administration and Europe's biggest budget airline Ryanair scrapped flights due to pilot rostering issues.