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Federal government closes, passes budget deal, votes to reopen

Federal government closes, passes budget deal, votes to reopen The bill now moves to the House. "According to Politico , Pelosi said she will not be voting for the bill: "'I'm pleased with the product, I'm not pleased with the process, ' Pelosi told reporters Thursday, later adding she plans to vote against the bill but confirmed she isn't formally whipping against it. [Full Article...]

Body of missing Filipino found in Taiwan quake

Body of missing Filipino found in Taiwan quake The building was one of several damaged by the magnitude 6.4 temblor that struck Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hualien county, whose economy is heavily dependent on tourism. According to reports, death toll from four yesterday already rose to 10 as rescuers rake through the collapsed establishments to search for more than a dozen people still missing. [Full Article...]

LG rumored to launch an upgraded V30s with an AI camera feature

LG rumored to launch an upgraded V30s with an AI camera feature It's tipped by ETNews to boast 256GB of storage and launch the LG Lens, an AI and augmented reality play to improve the quality of the cameras. The LG V30s smartphone to be priced at 1 Million won which is around $920. This move to bring a V30-variant is reportedly a part of LG's new direction to extend the life of its premium handsets, rather than introducing new phones. [Full Article...]

Fifth straight Copa final for Barcelona

Fifth straight Copa final for Barcelona This put Barca in a commanding position and they booked their place in the final when Ivan Rakitic finished well after more excellent work from Luis Suarez. "I saw that the change was clearly needed", Valverde said in his postgame news conference. Lionel Messi had come close on a couple of occasions for the visitors in the first half, but it was the introduction of Coutinho that swung the ti... [Full Article...]

Japanese school mulls $800 Armani uniforms for elementary students

Japanese school mulls $800 Armani uniforms for elementary students It's a reputation that's apparently not lost on officials at Taimei Elementary School who have told parents to dress all incoming first graders in a way that reflects their prestigious neighbors. The principal also said he sounded out other brands such as Burberry, Chanel and Hermes about producing its school uniform. At a meeting of the House of Representatives Budget Committee on Thursday, Par... [Full Article...]

Logan Paul Loses Youtube Ads Over Tasered Rat and Tide Pods Scandal

Logan Paul Loses Youtube Ads Over Tasered Rat and Tide Pods Scandal The video is still visible on Paul's channel, though YouTube has overlaid a warning graphic that the content is sensitive. According to YouTube's community guidelines, advertising won't appear on YouTube channels that have had monetisation disabled - a outcome of violating YouTube's terms of service. [Full Article...]

Rachel Brand, No. 3 official at DOJ, is stepping down

Rachel Brand, No. 3 official at DOJ, is stepping down Brand, who has been in the job nine months as the department has endured a wave of attacks from Donald Trump and his supporters, is next in line behind Rod Rosenstein , who is overseeing Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

House wasn't fully aware of accusations against ex-aide, says spokesman

The White House has pushed back against allegations of sexual harassment and assault by President Trump himself. The first impulse from the West Wing was to defend Porter at all costs, an effort which included reaching out to the office of Senator Orrin Hatch-who recently told Donald Trump he could be a better president than Abraham Lincoln-where Porter served as chief of staff before joining th... [Full Article...]

White House Refutes Report Kelly Offered to Resign

White House Refutes Report Kelly Offered to Resign The president closed by reiterating that Porter "did a very good job when he was at the White House". And the White House's handling of the resignation of Porter should bring all of Hicks' publicly ascribed qualities into question. "We wish him well, he worked very hard". The vice president's comments come as chief of staff John Kelly and other top White House officials are facing questions ab... [Full Article...]

Egypt Begins Major Military Operation in Sinai, Nile Delta

Egypt Begins Major Military Operation in Sinai, Nile Delta In November, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who is seeking re-election in polls next month, ordered the armed forces chief of staff to restore security in Sinai within three months after militants killed more than 300 worshippers at a mosque. [Full Article...]

One dead, 62 wounded in mosque attack

One dead, 62 wounded in mosque attack The incident comes weeks after a double vehicle bombing in Benghazi killed at least 33 people. Local media are reporting that the bombing of the Abi Harira mosque in the Majuri neighborhood was carried out by an attacker with a bag of explosives. [Full Article...]

Philippines president orders cancelation of $233mn helicopter deal with Canada

Philippines president orders cancelation of $233mn helicopter deal with Canada Duterte did not elaborate on why he wants purchases of USA arms to be stopped. But Champagne ordered a review this week after a senior member of the Philippine military said the aircraft would be used for "internal security operations", sparking concern among civil society groups. [Full Article...]

Multiple police officers shot in Georgia

Multiple police officers shot in Georgia The sheriff says the man who shot them is dead. WSB says the shooting happened in a neighborhood in Locust Grove, about 40 miles southeast of Atlanta. The Locust Grove officer died at the scene from a gunshot wound. At least 1 of the wounded deputies was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center. The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his famil... [Full Article...]

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct

California #MeToo leader Cristina Garcia accused of sexual misconduct California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia , who appeared in Time magazine a year ago for her work advocating the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, stands accused of sexually assaulting one man and sexually harassing another. Jerry Brown giving legislative staff members whistleblower protections for reporting sexual misconduct or other misbehavior. In a November interview with the A... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania redistricting decision gives Democrats a boost

Pennsylvania redistricting decision gives Democrats a boost By drawing congressional districts that significantly reduced Democrats' power relative to their numbers, the Republican-held legislature prevented Democratic voters from enjoying free and equal elections, the Court held. Scarnati, he said, has refused to turn over data used to create the original district map. In that case, Republican leaders have said they would consider a federal lawsuit to... [Full Article...]

Oiled-up flag bearer Pita Taufatofua of Tonga does it again

Oiled-up flag bearer Pita Taufatofua of Tonga does it again But Taufatofua apparently had a change of heart and made a decision to stick with his unorthodox look from Rio, where he went viral after appearing without a shirt and glistening in coconut oil during the opening ceremony there. Pita Taufatofua earned worldwide fame when he showed up topless and covered in oil as Tonga's flagbearer in Rio. But he's turned his hand to cross-country skiing two ... [Full Article...]

Myanmar Forces and Buddhist Villagers Torched Rohingya Homes, then Killed

Myanmar Forces and Buddhist Villagers Torched Rohingya Homes, then Killed Hearings are continuing against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to determine if they will be charged under the Official Secrets Act. Yangon has agreed on the return of thousands of Rohingya refugees who were earlier forced to leave their villages Rakhine in Myanmar following communal conflict between the Buddhist majority and the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority there. [Full Article...]

Facebook confirms testing downvote option, but it won't be a dislike button

Facebook confirms testing downvote option, but it won't be a dislike button Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that they are now testing the new tool on a few public posts by Pages in the United States, at the moment. "This is running for a small set of people in the US only", he continued. We will keep you updated as and when we get any information from Facebook . Besides, users can only downvote the comments that are posted on public posts of Facebook Pages, an... [Full Article...]

Streelman and Hossler share Pebble Beach lead

Streelman and Hossler share Pebble Beach lead Recent Australian victor Cameron Davis (73, Pebble Beach) and Stuart Appleby (73, Spyglass) are one over, while Sydney native Matt Jones (74, Pebble Beach) is two over. "I need to go and try and win every single event, because who knows what's going to happen around the corner". Former Oregon star Aaron Wise was among the final players on the course at Monterey and had a chance to pull even wi... [Full Article...]

Salman Khan's 'Kick 2' releasing for 2019 Christmas

Salman Khan's 'Kick 2' releasing for 2019 Christmas Wednesday was off to an exciting start when the makers released an announcement stating that Salman will be back for the sequel that will release on Christmas Day, 2019. It was an official remake of the 2009 Telugu movie Kick and Tamil movie Thillalangadi. Race 3 will make Salman's first association with the Race franchise. [Full Article...]


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