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Three lessons for the next government shutdown

Three lessons for the next government shutdown And though the demonstration was meant as a rebuke to Donald Trump , one central demand was that Congress stand up for the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers , who were brought to the country as children. Cristina Jimenez, executive director and co-founder of United We Dream, didn't mince words, saying "immigrant youth will suffer" because of Monday's deal. [Full Article...]

LeBron offers heartfelt congratulations to himself for 30000-point milestone

LeBron offers heartfelt congratulations to himself for 30000-point milestone BC-BKN-LeBron-30K, 1st Ld-Writethru, 542LeBron James becomes youngest to 30,000 points in Cavs' lossAP Photo TXEG103, TXEG104Eds: Updates with new lead, details from game . Elsewhere, Garrett Temple scored 17 of his career-high 34 points in the final quarter to lead the visiting Sacramento Kings to a 105-99 victory over the Orlando Magic. [Full Article...]

GIMME: Pick your price point in the Xiaomi range

GIMME: Pick your price point in the Xiaomi range The official Mobile World Congress site confirms Xiaomi as one of the exhibitors at MWC 2018. The new rumor says that the Mi Mix 2's successor is codenamed as Polaris and it will be launched in the market as Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S . The company has shown time and again how to destroy the competition by selling its super-impressive smartphones at highly aggressive prices. The back side of this phone... [Full Article...]

House, Senate votes to end government shutdown

House, Senate votes to end government shutdown Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall issued a statement saying: "While disappointed in its existence, I am glad to put this government shutdown behind us". Tens of thousands of federal workers shut down operations on Monday with the US government closed for a third day, as lawmakers appeared to make progress in negotiating a deal before the Senate planned another vote to end the cr... [Full Article...]

Egypt's military arrests ex-general running for president

Egypt's military arrests ex-general running for president The Egyptian army said in an official statement on Tuesday that it will summon Anan to interrogate him over "legal violations" he made by running for president without a prior approval from the armed forces. His detention came before the armed forces' statement, added Geneina, the former head of the Central Auditing Authority (CAA) who was sacked by Sisi in 2016 after he was accused of exaggerat... [Full Article...]

WH: Trump Has '100 Percent Confidence' in FBI's Wray

WH: Trump Has '100 Percent Confidence' in FBI's Wray The question came after McCabe became the FBI's acting director following James Comey's firing in May. Sessions may have a legitimate beef regarding some aspects of McCabe's alleged involvement in both the Russian Federation and Hillary email investigations. [Full Article...]

Facebook invents new unit of time called 'flicks'

Facebook invents new unit of time called 'flicks' Facebook has solved this problem by inventing a new unit of time - spearheaded by a former employee at the company, Christopher Horvath - that helps developers improve time synchronization within one second, which is quite important when it comes to Virtual Reality, among other things. [Full Article...]

Winter storm bears down on region

Winter storm bears down on region More than 50 counties are in a blizzard warning through Monday. Despite rain throughout the night Sunday to Monday, the Northeast Iowa area is not expected to get heavy snow. Another half-inch of snow could then fall Monday night into Tuesday morning. The storm system will swirl away from Colorado overnight and the snow will end across the eastern plains after midnight. [Full Article...]

Evacuees, scientists brace for eruption on Philippines' Mount Mayon

Evacuees, scientists brace for eruption on Philippines' Mount Mayon As of Tuesday morning, a total of 9,906 families or 39,250 people living within the eight kilometer extended danger zones were already moved to 28 evacuation centers provincewide. By Tuesday, tens of thousands had evacuated, officials said. The 8,070-foot (2,460-meter) volcano has generated tourism revenues and jobs in Albay, about 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila. [Full Article...]

Save the Children Comes Under Attack in Afghan City

Save the Children Comes Under Attack in Afghan City It was not clear if the person who died was an attacker, Save the Children worker or one of the Afghan forces that arrived to fight the assailants. Gunmen have stormed an office of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said, in an ongoing attack that has wounded at least 11 people. [Full Article...]

Patrick Meehan Blames Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Aide On Obamacare Repeal Stress

Patrick Meehan Blames Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Aide On Obamacare Repeal Stress Rep. Patrick Meehan , (R- Pa.), said Tuesday that he told an aide of his she was "a soul mate", before using taxpayer money to pay off a sexual harassment and misconduct claim that the aide pursued against him. She reported the advance to Meehan, the Times said, and the senior staffer left his job after reaching an agreement with the congressman. "You are and have been a complete partner to me ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has invited French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House

Donald Trump has invited French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for an official state dinner on April 24, a senior White House official told Fox News' Fin Gomez on Tuesday. Elected in May, Macron is one in a small club of leaders with less experience in office than Trump. "I'm always extremely direct and frank, as he is". [Full Article...]

North Korea Signals It Might Hold Military Parade on Eve of Olympics

North Korea Signals It Might Hold Military Parade on Eve of Olympics South Korea's presidential office called for national unity for the success of the first Winter Olympics on South Korean soil and criticized conservatives who have said the government is making too many concessions to North Korea to help it steal the show at the Games. [Full Article...]

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April The National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, consisting only of officers, has approved on Tuesday a decree that states that presidential elections scheduled for this year will be held before 30 April. The timing of the election, which still needs to be specified by the national electoral commission, catches the opposition in a desperately weakened state. [Full Article...]

Eyeing China, US moves to strengthen Indonesian defence ties

Eyeing China, US moves to strengthen Indonesian defence ties The special forces unit, known as Kopassus, has been accused of a range of human rights abuses, including killings and torture, mostly in the 1990s. During their meeting, Ryamizard and Mattis also discussed the nuclear threat from North Korea, and they agreed that the United Nations should continue pressuring North Korea to uphold and respect global law. [Full Article...]

Jobless rates across upstate now top those of US

Jobless rates across upstate now top those of US The counties in NY with the lowest unemployment rates in December 2017 included Queens County at 3.4 percent, Albany County at 4 percent and Saratoga County at 4.1 percent. Arkansas' nonfarm payroll employment decreased 7,300 in December to total 1,256,700. "With almost 63,000 jobs available across the state, DEW is preparing our residents, including those with barriers to employment, to be able... [Full Article...]

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony It's my choice who plays. Emily Sweeney, a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic luge team, was born in Portland and spent her early years in Falmouth before the family moved to Suffield, Connecticut, in 2003. He claimed that the administration is "attempting to put the destiny of this country and its people into the hands of Kim Jong Un". Some specific plans, including for a joint women's ice hocke... [Full Article...]

Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Libya's Benghazi

Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Libya's Benghazi A second vehicle exploded 30 minutes later in the same area leading to more casualties. Milud Al-Zwai, a spokesman for the army's special forces, told local media that the commander of the army's Special Investigation Unit, Ahmed Ali Al-Fitouri, was killed by one of the attacks. [Full Article...]

Remembering Hugh Masekela on The Checkout

Remembering Hugh Masekela on The Checkout The statement said, "After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, surrounded by his family". They described him as "a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend" who would be "forever in our hearts". [Full Article...]

Lalu, Mishra awarded 5 yr jail term in fodder scam case

Lalu, Mishra awarded 5 yr jail term in fodder scam case The latest case involves the siphoning of Rs. 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa treasury against an allocation of Rs. 7.10 lakh in 1992-93. Earlier, on 30th September 2013, Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted in another fodder scam. "It is a common perception that Lalu Prasad, whom the public views as its hero, has been framed in the cases at the instance of Nitish Kumar and the BJP-RSS brigade", he... [Full Article...]


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