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Jan 20, 2019

Blast heard on southern edge of Damascus: state TV
CAIRO (Reuters) - An explosion was heard near a highway at the southern edge of Syria's capital Damascus on Sunday morning, Syrian state media reported. The head of the city's civil defense, Asef Hababe, told Reuters the blast came from military technicians detonating a bomb. State TV had said earlier that initial reports pointed to a terrorist attack, and that a number of people were injured. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitoring group, said the blast struck near a security post. ...

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Jan 20, 2019

US diocese sorry after students mock elderly Native American
A US diocese has apologized and vowed to take action after videos emerged showing boys from a Catholic private school mocking an elderly Native American man at a rally in the capital Washington, triggering widespread criticism. The incident occurred on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Friday when the annual anti-abortion March for Life coincided with a rally by indigenous communities calling for their rights to be respected. In footage captured on multiple phone camera videos that swept social media on Saturday, a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky wearing a Make America Great Again hat is seen smirking as he stands extremely close to Nathan Phillips, a Native American Vietnam war veteran, who beats a traditional drum while chanting.

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Jan 20, 2019

An explosion heard in the vicinity of Syria's Damascus: State TV
CAIRO (Reuters) - An explosion was heard in the vicinity of Syria's capital Damascus and initial reports point to a "terrorist" attack, Syrian state TV reported on Sunday morning. State TV reported there were injuries but did not give further details. Syria's civil war has killed half a million people, forced more than half the country's pre-war population from their homes and dragged in global and regional powers. ...

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Jan 19, 2019

Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow
The Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. In Chicago, where some neighborhoods received 8 inches (20 cm) of snow, a third of flights were canceled at the city's two main airports, said Mark Duell, vice president of operations for tracking firm FlightAware.

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Jan 19, 2019

Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American at Lincoln Memorial
A diocese in Kentucky apologised Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills. Videos circulating online show a youth staring at and standing extremely close to Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old Native American man singing and playing a drum. Other students, some wearing Covington clothing and many wearing "Make America Great Again" hats and sweatshirts, surrounded them, chanting, laughing and jeering. In a joint statement , the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School apologised to Phillips. Officials said they are investigating and will take "appropriate action, up to and including expulsion." "We extend our deepest apologies to Mr Phillips," the statement read. "This behavior is opposed to the Church's teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person." The amount of disrespect.... TO THIS DAY. #SMH #ipmdc19 #ipmdc #indigenousunited #indigenouspeoplesmarch #indigenouspeoplesmarch2019 A post shared by KC???????? (@ka_ya11) on Jan 18, 2019 at 4:33pm PST According to the "Indian Country Today" website, Phillips is an Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. "When I was th

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Jan 19, 2019

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):

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Jan 19, 2019

Trump Tweaks Border Stance a Bit in Bid to Shift Shutdown Blame
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the proposal on Saturday, hours before Trump outlined it in a White House speech to the nation. Trump said he would extend protections for three years for so-called Dreamers -- young people bought to the country illegally as children --and make other concessions in exchange for his demanded $5.7 billion toward a border wall. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney mused to reporters that he is "very curious" to see how Democrats explain a "no" vote on Trump's plan under those circumstances.

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Jan 19, 2019

Read President Trump's speech on his new offer to fund border security, reopen government
President Trump addressed the nation on Saturday to unveil a new proposal to fund border security and reopen the government.

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Jan 19, 2019

Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown
President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known as Dreamers, to keep their work permits and be protected from deportation for three years. It also extends protections for immigrants from some Latin American and African countries who currently hold temporary protected status (TPS). The president has previously shied away from offering protections for both groups - a key concern of Democrats and some moderate Republicans - fearing a backlash from the most conservative wing of his base. I will be live from the White House at 4:00 P.M.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019 The president framed the proposal as "common sense with lots of compromise" as he sought to shift the pressure onto Democrats to reach a funding deal that can end the shutdown. However Mr Trump reiterated his demand for $5.7bn in funding for a border wall with Mexico - a key 2016 campaign pledge - something Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has previously pledged to reject. Ahead of Mr

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Jan 19, 2019

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror
Forensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains in the field where the explosion occurred on Friday evening by the town of Tlahuelilpan in the state of Hidalgo, in one of the deadliest incidents to hit Mexico's troubled oil infrastructure in years. A number of people at the scene told Reuters that local shortages in gasoline supply since Lopez Obrador launched a drive to stamp out fuel theft had encouraged the rush to the gushing pipeline. "Everyone came to see if they could get a bit of gasoline for their car, there isn't any in the gas stations," said farmer Isaias Garcia, 50.

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Jan 19, 2019

Can Democrats afford to turn down a border security proposal that includes a DACA deal?
Democratic strategist Joel Rubin and District Media Group president Beverly Hallberg weigh in on whether or not Democrats will agree to Trump's new border security deal.

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Jan 19, 2019

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles
DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice.

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Jan 19, 2019

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):

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Jan 19, 2019

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:

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Jan 19, 2019

Plane skids from Chicago runway as winter storm heads east
DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a Chicago runway left slick by a winter storm that moved across parts of the Midwest toward New England and the northeastern United States.

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Jan 19, 2019

Trump shutdown announcement: President offers Daca extensions for undocumented migrants in exchange for border wall funding
Donald Trump has proposed a compromise to reopen the federal government which would provide extensions to protections for certain undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7bn (£4.4bn) to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. Under the president's plan, migrants who arrived to the country at a young age and qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme (Daca), as well as other immigrants under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), would receive extensions to their protections from deportation. "If we are successful in this effort, we will have the best chance … At real, bipartisan immigration reform," the president said, before outlining the proposal he says received input from border security professionals.

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Jan 19, 2019

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 66, witnesses describe horror
Forensic experts filled body bags with charred human remains in the field where the explosion occurred on Friday evening by the town of Tlahuelilpan in the state of Hidalgo, in one of the deadliest incidents to hit Mexico's troubled oil infrastructure in years. A number of people at the scene told Reuters that local shortages in gasoline supply since Lopez Obrador launched a drive to stamp out fuel theft had encouraged the rush to the gushing pipeline. "Everyone came to see if they could get a bit of gasoline for their car, there isn't any in the gas stations," said farmer Isaias Garcia, 50.

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Jan 19, 2019

'Represent us!': Women's March returns amid controversy over anti-Semitism
The Women's March remains a potent, if diminished, force.

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Jan 19, 2019

11-year-old student started classes this week at Southern University
This 11-year-old is a new physics major and was awarded a full scholarship to attend Southern University.

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Jan 19, 2019

March for Life Art Contrasts with Vulgar Signs at Women's March in 30 Photos
This weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women's March by walking with their poster art. The Women's March began Saturday morning at Freedom Plaza. While the first march boasted hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., the 2019 march appeared much smaller.

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Jan 19, 2019

First picture: Prince Philip car crash victim 'not getting enough support from Palace'
A mother of two whose wrist was broken when the car she was in collided with Prince Philip's Land Rover has told friends she is "unhappy" with the way Buckingham Palace has handled the accident. The Telegraph can reveal that Emma Fairweather, 45, was the passenger in the Kia car last Thursday when it struck the Duke of Edinburgh's Land Rover near the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Ms Fairweather has since complained of feeling "overwhelmed" by the experience of being involved, firstly, in a crash and, secondly, in one involving the husband of the monarch. Friends and relatives described Ms Fairweather as a "warm and caring woman", as well as a devoted mother of two teenage children. They said she had told of how "she still has not been cleared" by doctors as fit and well after suffering the injury to her wrist. Others have claimed Ms Fairweather, as well as the 28-year-old female Kia driver who suffered cuts to her knee, had felt "unhappy" because they said they had been "advised" by police not to talk about the collision. No-one from Norfolk Police was available for comment on Saturday. The younger woman's nine-month-old baby was in the back of the Kia and survived without any injuries after the vehicle struck the Duke's two-tonne car on the A149 sending it rolling across the road. Ms Fairweather has told friends she is unhappy with how Buckingham Palace handled the crash There was no suggestion the car was speeding. The two women and the Duke were breath

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Jan 19, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs superfan shares tips on how to stay warm during frigid NFL games
Superfan Chris Stone has plenty of advice for how to prepare for a freezing cold game.

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Jan 19, 2019

How long would a wall along the southern border take to build?
Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Chad Sweet says that after a deal is made there are still more challenges that will have to be faced before construction can begin on a wall.

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Jan 19, 2019

A Fireball Erupted From an Illegal Pipeline Killing at Least 66 People in Mexico
Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.

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Jan 19, 2019

4 boys, ages 12 to 14, arrested for rape in Delaware
Police in Newark, Delaware are investigating a disturbing crime involving the rape of a girl by four boys all under the age of 15.

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Jan 19, 2019

Russian court extends detention of Belarussian model
A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign, had her detention in Moscow extended by three days by a Russian court on Saturday. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, has been held for questioning since Thursday after she was deported from Thailand as part of a group convicted of participating in a "sex training course". "The court has decided to extend her detention by 72 hours," judge Natalya Borissenkova was cited as stating by the Ria Novosti news agency.

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Jan 19, 2019

BuzzFeed Michael Cohen report: Will it hold up? Will it change the game for Trump and GOP?
What will it take to turn Republicans from Trump acolytes into the national leaders we need?

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Jan 19, 2019

The Latest: Winter storm doesn't stop some Midwesterners
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):

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Jan 19, 2019

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim
MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won't say more about the matter.

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Jan 19, 2019

The Latest: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in Syria
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Dover Air Force Base (all times local):

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Jan 19, 2019

Brutal cold to endanger those left stranded, without power in wake of immobilizing northeastern US winter storm
A polar plunge of brutal cold is following this weekend's blockbuster winter storm, which can threaten lives and complicate travel and cleanup efforts.

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Jan 19, 2019

Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm Harper
Flight headaches were on the rise Saturday as a winter storm moved toward the Northeast. Cancellations spiked into the thousands, with more likely.

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Jan 19, 2019

At least 8 Somali soldiers killed in attack on army base
At least eight Somali soldiers were killed when the Al-Shabaab jihadist group overran their military camp on the outskirts of the town of Kismayo early Saturday, military officials and local elders said. According to the sources, heavily-armed Shabaab militants launched a dawn raid on the military camp, followed by a heavy exchange of gunfire which lasted hours. "The terrorists attacked Bulogagdud military base using heavy weaponry and explosives.

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Jan 19, 2019

George W. Bush Calls for an End to Government Shutdown With a Secret Service Pizza Delivery
"It's time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown"

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Jan 19, 2019

Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in Syria
U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. The Dover base is a traditional hub for returning the remains of American troops abroad.

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Jan 19, 2019

PHOTOS: Protesters take part in third annual Women's March
Women marched in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017.

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Jan 19, 2019

Trump Says He Appreciates Mueller Knocking Down BuzzFeed Story
Mueller's team late Friday rejected a story by BuzzFeed News published a day earlier that said Trump had instructed his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. "It was a totally phony story, and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement last night," Trump told reporters on Saturday as he prepared to board Marine One at the White House.

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Jan 19, 2019

Debunking BuzzFeed  and the Wages of Investigative Secrecy
As a rule, Mueller does not comment on press reports about his probe. BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the special counsel's office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's congressional testimony are not accurate.

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Jan 19, 2019

The Latest: Mexico to investigate pipeline explosion
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):

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Jan 19, 2019

Donald Trump to speak with families of four Americans killed in Syria
Trump announces trip to a Dover, Delaware, military base to meet with families of Americans killed in a Wednesday attack by a suicide bomber in Syria.

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Jan 19, 2019

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.

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Jan 19, 2019

AccuWeather: Winter Storm Warnings Posted for Parts of Our Area
Meteorologist Chris Sowers says our weekend storm will bring a mixed bag of snow, ice and rain, followed by high winds and bitter cold.

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Jan 19, 2019

Ranchers on the souther border explain what it's like to live without a border wall
Ranchers Fred and Peggy Davis explain why they think a border wall is necessary; invited Speaker Pelosi to visit their ranch and the border back in 2014.

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Jan 19, 2019

Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in Syria
Syria now has a good opportunity to reach a political solution to its devastating eight-year war as ceasefires have brought calm to many areas of the country, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Saturday. "I think now that we have an opportunity, because nearly in Syria we have a ceasefire now, in the northeast of Syria and the north of Syria, and the efforts of fighting terrorism has achieved good results," Nasr Hariri told Reuters in an interview in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, where he is based. Hariri, the opposition's chief negotiator in U.N. peace talks, met with the newly appointed United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen on Friday.

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Jan 19, 2019

What do Democrats not understand about the need for border security?
Former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan explains how a wall is the solution to our border crisis.

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Jan 19, 2019

U.S. Should Slow Syria Pullout to Contain Risks, Graham Says
"I believe it would be an absolute disaster to walk away from Syria and drop in Erdogan's lap armed elements of YPG that he considers to be terrorist and expect Turkey to deal with that and prevent ISIS from coming back," Graham, a South Carolina Republican, told Bloomberg in an interview in Ankara. Addressing concerns by Turkey, a NATO ally, over Kurdish militant group YPG can dovetail with American objectives such as containing Iran and the jihadist group Islamic State, he said.

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Jan 19, 2019

Prince Philip crash: Police frustrated that speed cameras were not installed on the Norfolk road three years ago
Speed cameras should have been installed three years ago on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh crashed in Norfolk, but disgruntled police say that councillors delayed the scheme. Back in 2016, local police and Norfolk County Council agreed to fund and erect speed cameras along the A149 between Castle Rising and Snettisham - the stretch of road where Prince Philip's Land Rover collided with a 28-year-old mother's Kia. But according to the Eastern Daily Press, local county councillors requested further consultation with their communities and the chance to explore alternatives, so a decision was made to suspend the scheme. The paper reported that Stuart Dark, a former Met Police officer, Andrew Jamieson and Michael Chenery had sought reassurances that the cameras would not be a "cash cow" and that there should be a better process for involving councillors. This move irked Norfolk Constabulary, who said in a statement: "We have continuously been in support of road safety improvements on the A149 between Castle Rising and Snettisham. Duke of Edinburgh car crash near Sandringham Estate "In 2016, the decision to fund and proceed with the scheme was agreed by the Safety Camera Partnership Board, which is a multi-agency partnership of the police, Norfolk County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. "As with all such schemes there is an appropriate process to follow which can be lengthy, howe

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Jan 19, 2019

The Navy's Secret Fear: Could the Mighty Aircraft Carrier Be Too Big To Fail?
What would be the reaction if a U.S. carrier were attacked and sunk?

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Jan 19, 2019

Trump government shutdown - live: President to make 'major announcement' on border dispute amid Mueller probe reports
Donald Trump is set to make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the US-Mexico border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over funding for his proposed wall continues into its fifth week. The White House has not provided any details about what exactly the president will reveal at 3pm EST today (8pm UK time), but he is not expected to sign the national emergency declaration he has been threatening to use for several weeks. Mr Trump has been in a standoff with Democrats in Congress for the past 29 days after he refused to sign a government funding bill without $5.7 billion for his border wall.

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Jan 19, 2019

AP Analysis: Climactic events in 1979 shaped modern Mideast
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Revolutionaries in the streets give way to black-and-white images of blindfolded American hostages. Two enemies sign a peace deal after years of hostilities. And one of the world's two superpowers invades its southern neighbor, launching a bloody, decade-long conflict.

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Jan 19, 2019

Real progress needed at Trump-Kim II: analysts
The planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un needs to make tangible progress on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons if it is to avoid being dismissed as "reality TV", analysts say. The world's media were transfixed as the pair shook hands on the verandah of a historic hotel and strolled together in its grounds, before Trump held an hour-long press conference extraordinary even by his own unique standards.

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Jan 19, 2019

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers.

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Jan 19, 2019

Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east
CHICAGO (AP) — After leaving slick roads and runways in the Midwest, a winter storm inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.

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Jan 18, 2019

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said.

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Jan 18, 2019

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.

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Jan 18, 2019

The Latest: Trump: 'Great day' for US after report disputed
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a disputed report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local):

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Jan 18, 2019

Calabasas campground murder: Family of Tristan Beaudette file $90M claim over his death
The family of the man shot and killed while camping with his daughters at Malibu Creek State Park has filed a $90 million claim over his death.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump Says He'll Make ‘Major Announcement' Saturday on Shutdown
The person would not discuss what Trump plans to offer to the Democrats who now control the U.S. House, beyond saying that it may have something to do with immigration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declined to say what would be in the announcement, which Trump planned to make at 3 p.m. in Washington. A Trump tweet late Friday previewing a "major announcement" capped three days of dramatic twists in a clash between the president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that has become increasingly personal.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump to Renew Wall Demand With Incentives for Democrats
The person would not discuss what Trump plans to offer to the Democrats who now control the U.S. House, beyond saying that it may have something to do with immigration. Although Trump has hinted that he might declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and fund the wall if other options failed, he does not plan to so on Saturday, according to the person, who was granted anonymity to discuss the announcement beforehand. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declined to say what would be in the announcement, which Trump planned to make at 3 p.m. in Washington.

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Jan 18, 2019

Video shows Tempe police officer shooting 14-year-old as he runs away
Police say Antonio Arce was burglarizing a truck, and was found to have an airsoft gun, when he was shot by the officer.

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Jan 18, 2019

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony
Trump's lieutenants had already strongly pushed back against the report, which said that the president ordered Michael Cohen to lie about a Russian skyscraper project they pursued during the 2016 election. "BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate," spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.

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Jan 18, 2019

Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England
CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.

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Jan 18, 2019

Singapore Plans to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets to Replace F-16 Fleet
The Air Force's F-16s that were in service since 1998 will retire soon after 2030, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post the same day. Singapore has an annual defense budget of S$14.76 billion ($10.9 billion), the Straits Times reported in March 2018.

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Jan 18, 2019

Special Counsel Labels Bombshell BuzzFeed Report ‘Not Accurate' in Rare Statement


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Jan 18, 2019

Trump, North Korea's Kim to hold second summit in late February
The announcement came amid a diplomatic flurry in Washington surrounding the visit of Kim Yong Chol, a hardline former spy chief, and marked a sign of movement in a denuclearization effort that has stalled since a landmark meeting between Trump and the North Korean leader in Singapore on June 12. "President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and a half to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

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Jan 18, 2019

Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runway
The airport tweeted out a statement Friday afternoon about the incident, and followed up with several additional tweets.

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Jan 18, 2019

The Latest: Mueller's office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local):

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Jan 18, 2019

Chicago ex-cop sentenced to nearly seven years over teen shooting
Washington (AFP) - A white former Chicago police officer was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a black teenager in 2014, an incident that triggered months of protests in the city.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump says to meet families of Americans killed in Syria
US President Donald Trump made a suprise announcement Saturday he would be traveling to meet the families of four US personnel killed in northern Syria. Dover refers to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Nineteen people including the four Americans were killed in a suicide bombing on a small restaurant in the flashpoint northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday.

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Jan 18, 2019

Omaha airport closed after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runway
The airport tweeted out a statement Friday afternoon about the incident, and followed up with several additional tweets.

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Jan 18, 2019

Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump's push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't agree to "another few miles" of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Jan 18, 2019

Snow: Flight cancellations now stretch into Sunday
Airlines are already canceling flights ahead of a new winter storm forecast to bring snow and ice from the Great Plains to the Midwest and Northeast.

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Jan 18, 2019

The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local):

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Jan 18, 2019

'We're in Uncharted Waters.' Schools Brace for Lunch Funding Challenges if Shutdown Continues
"We've never gone through anything like this before"

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Jan 18, 2019

Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent, increase Model 3 production at lower prices
Saying the road ahead was "very difficult," Tesla's CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company would be cutting its staff by about 7 percent.

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Jan 18, 2019

Correction: Trump-Russia Probe story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about comments made by President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of Russians charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. It is 25, not 32.

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Jan 18, 2019

How much?!? See a state-by-state breakdown of maximum predicted snowfall
The storm is expected to deliver snow accumulations that could be the largest snowfall of the season in some places.

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Jan 18, 2019

The Latest: Police chief calls 14-year-old's death 'tragic'
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a 14-year-old burglary suspect in Arizona (all times local):

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Jan 18, 2019

Pursuing R. Kelly: Could he end up convicted of sex crimes like Bill Cosby?
The R&B star is fighting multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, but could he be charged with a crime and convicted?

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Jan 18, 2019

George W. Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service agents working during government shutdown
"It's time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown," Bush wrote of the shutdown, the longest in American history.

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Jan 18, 2019

President George W. Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service detail amid government shutdown
Former President George W. Bush delivered pizza to his Secret Service detail, who are working without pay due to the partial government shutdown.

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Jan 18, 2019

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast
A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.

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Jan 18, 2019

The Winter Show Modernizes the Antique Fair with Creative, Colorful Booths—and an App
Last night's colorful, lively opening party was proof of antiques' staying power

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Jan 18, 2019

Tesla to cut 7% of workforce amid tough profit outlook
Elon Musk's electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors announced Friday it was cutting its workforce by about seven percent in a push to keep the Model 3 affordable for middle-income consumers. Shares plunged following the announcement, which also signaled a tough profit road ahead for Tesla. The round of job cuts -- which follow an earlier downsizing announced in June -- comes as the envelope-pushing company faces pressure in its home market on prices from the phasing-out of a tax credit for electric car purchases.

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Jan 18, 2019

Michael Cohen seen clutching pillow with arm in sling as reports say Trump ordered him to lie to Congress
Michael Cohen has said he is prepared to reveal the truth about Donald Trump during a televised hearing next month — but first, the president's former personal lawyer required surgery. Cohen was spotted returning home from a pre-scheduled hospital visit on Friday afternoon after receiving surgery on his shoulder, his adviser Lanny Davis confirmed. The surgery arrived the same day an explosive report in BuzzFeed News suggested Mr Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress — an illegal and arguably impeachable offence — about a Trump Tower project in Moscow he was supposedly working on throughout the 2016 presidential election.

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Jan 18, 2019

The Latest: Officer to plead not guilty after man's death
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the criminal case against a white Nashville police officer who shot and killed an armed black man who was fleeing (all times local):

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Jan 18, 2019

Kenyan authorities investigate local role in Nairobi attack
Officials have released few details about the five-man assault team that carried out Tuesday's siege at the dusitD2 hotel complex, an attack that killed 21 people and was claimed by al Shabaab, a Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate. How did he get to where he is?" said a private security official in Kenya, who asked not to be identified for operational reasons. "If al Shabaab can replicate this model, then there is a fundamental problem." All five assailants were killed in Tuesday's attack, the country's president said in a televised address the next morning.

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Jan 18, 2019

Only Two People Can End This Shutdown. And Neither Is Budging
It's become clear that only two people can end it: President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And neither one is budging.

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Jan 18, 2019

PayPal is putting shutdown border wall politics aside to help government workers
PayPal is offering an interest-free cash advance up to $500, for customers who are federal employees, and are struggling to make ends meet.

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Jan 18, 2019

Photos of the week: 1/11 - 1/18
President Donald Trump postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip overseas

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Jan 18, 2019

Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent says
High school officials in Indiana are investigating after a picture posted on social media appeared to show students using a Nazi salute.

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Jan 18, 2019

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Moved In Together in West L.A.
The couple got engaged earlier this month after seven months of dating

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Jan 18, 2019

Divers spot Great White shark in Hawaii
Divers in Hawaii spotted a Great White shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world. Her name is "Deep Blue," and she's over 50 years old.

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Jan 18, 2019

Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopes
Stock markets across the globe powered higher Friday, buoyed by hopes of a breakthrough in efforts to defuse a US-China trade war.

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Jan 18, 2019

Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban
Canada's government on Friday dismissed China's warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security. China's ambassador to Canada issued the threat on Thursday as relations between the two nations continued to deteriorate after a senior Huawei executive was arrested in Vancouver last month on a U.S. extradition warrant. China has also detained two Canadians.

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Jan 18, 2019

Saturn's Rings Are Much Younger Than You Might Think
A new study finds that Saturn has only had its iconic rings for a fraction of its lifetime.

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Jan 18, 2019

2020 Vision: Gillibrand's Franken problem, Beto's 'funk' and why Biden's history with Warren may come back to haunt him
Reminder: There are 383 days until the Iowa caucuses and 656 days until the 2020 presidential election.

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Jan 18, 2019

Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism
The market was boosted after a Bloomberg report said China sought to raise its annual goods imports from the United States by a combined value of more than $1 trillion in order to reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. The news followed a report on Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. A Treasury spokesman denied Mnuchin had made any such recommendation.

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Jan 18, 2019

Samsung Bioepis biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin wins FDA nod
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment, Herceptin. The biosimilar, Ontruzant, is sold by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, a unit of Merck & Co Inc, and is developed by Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd, which is a joint venture between Samsung BioLogics and Biogen Inc. The approval https://twitter.com/FDA_Drug_Info/status/1086327386059157504 comes just a few weeks after the health regulator gave Celltrion Inc's Herzuma - another biosimilar to Herceptin - its nod to market it commercially.

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Jan 18, 2019

Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died
An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.

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