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ND congressional delegation divided over Russian sanctions

ND congressional delegation divided over Russian sanctions The motion to end debate on the resolution earned 57 votes but needed 60 to move forward. The result left its fate uncertain even though similar legislation has been introduced in the Democratic-led House of Representatives. "There is no indication that Russian policy has changed, so now is not the time to lift sanctions". Moran said in a statement that he'd decided differently: "I will no... [Full Article...]

American soldiers killed in Islamic State attack in Syria

American soldiers killed in Islamic State attack in Syria One of the witnesses said there was a "heavy" presence of military aircraft over Manbij following the blast, which took place near a vegetable market. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham , who has been critical at times of the administration's decision-making in Syria, said he had visited the restaurant targeted in the suicide attack and urged the president to reconsider. [Full Article...]

How well does Facebook know you?

How well does Facebook know you? Of the 74 percent who didn't know Facebook maintained a list of their interests, the vast majority of them only figured out about the practice 'until they were directed to their page as part of this study, ' Pew explained. "These findings relate to some of the biggest issues about technology's role in society", said Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at Pew Research Center... [Full Article...]

Kirsten Gillibrand makes first campaign stop outside NY diner

Kirsten Gillibrand makes first campaign stop outside NY diner The Albany native would become the fifth Democrat to jump into the race to deny President Trump a second term and would be the second woman senator in the race, with Sen. She has also moved left on some issues, like gun control and immigration, since her time as a USA congresswoman from upstate NY. Gillibrand, who took over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat when former President Barack Obama nam... [Full Article...]

Pelosi accuses White House of 'dangerous' leak

Pelosi accuses White House of 'dangerous' leak Mr. Trump retaliated against Mrs. Pelosi by canceling an official government jet that was supposed to take her and a group of lawmakers Thursday to Brussels and Afghanistan. The shutdown , already the longest ever, entered its 27th day Thursday. "Democrats and the president both want stronger border security. We're not going to allow the President of the United States to tell the Congress i... [Full Article...]

Mom of Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper is 'totally distraught'

Mom of Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper is 'totally distraught' They didn't realize it then, but the driver of that vehicle was Jake Patterson . The father of the man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs apologized to her family after his son appeared in court via video conference Monday. They told The Associated Press Wednesday that they know everyone wants to know why Jayme was abducted. The attorneys declined to comment on Patterson's ment... [Full Article...]

Former Trump lawyer Cohen admits to rigging online polls

Former Trump lawyer Cohen admits to rigging online polls The alleged incident shows how Cohen operated in secret to advance Trump's political fortune, the article said . Gauger, owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, now serves as chief information officer at Liberty University. Cohen also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress by stating that the Trump Moscow project ended in January 2016, long before Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, when i... [Full Article...]

Facebook removes pages, groups, accounts engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior"

Facebook removes pages, groups, accounts engaged in In a statement , it said: "We didn't find any links between these operations, but they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing". These accounts had spent around $135,000 (£105,000) on Facebook ads since 2013, and hosted around 190 events as recently as this month. The pages had about 790,000 followers. [Full Article...]

Heads-up for Sunday, a super 'blood moon' is on the way

Heads-up for Sunday, a super 'blood moon' is on the way This map shows locations worldwide from which the january 20 total lunar eclipse is visible, weather permitting. "Our world can change the appearance of another world, and during an eclipse, the universe lets us see this color play", she said. [Full Article...]

China is growing crops on the far side of the moon

China is growing crops on the far side of the moon They also added yeast, fruit fly eggs and the seeds of cotton, rapeseed, potato and rock cress-a flowering plant in the mustard family. The ability to grow food on the moon would be important if humanity ever attempts to make good on the sci-fi dream of building a crewed lunar base . [Full Article...]

Super blood wolf moon: Get ready for a lunar show on Sunday

Super blood wolf moon: Get ready for a lunar show on Sunday A rare lunar eclipse entitled the "Super Blood Wolf Moon " will appear across the world, including the United States, this Sunday. There will be food trucks as well as an "astrophotography" station for anyone interested in taking a photo of the eclipse with their phone; photographers with DSLRs are also welcome. [Full Article...]

'Horrific attack': Student killed while on phone with sister

'Horrific attack': Student killed while on phone with sister She has been identified as Aia Maasarwe, a student of Chinese and English at Shanghai University, who has been living in Melbourne in recent months as part of an overseas study program. Victoria state health minister Jenny Mikakos said there would be an increased police presence in Bundoora, which is frequented by students, to reassure the community during the investigation. [Full Article...]

Trump sends letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Trump sends letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un After years of nuclear and ballistic missile tests through 2017, North Korea hasn't conducted a similar test for more than a year. The CNN previously reported that U.S. The absence of the "enemy" label in the 2018 document, published Tuesday, is likely to anger conservatives in South Korea, who say that President Moon's efforts to build better relations with the regime of Kim Jong Un is un... [Full Article...]

"Biggest" Great White Shark Seen Off Hawaii Coast. Divers Take Close Look

Researchers are speculating that Deep Blue may be pregnant. Ocean Ramsey is a marine biologist and shark conservationist based on the American island. German tourist Michael Maier also described filming the predator during a 2014 trip to Mexico . Ramsey added that the shark was "shockingly wide", which could mean she is pregnant. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump calls for new focus on missile defence programme

Donald Trump calls for new focus on missile defence programme Speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, Trump said his plan will allow the United states to detect and destroy missiles "anywhere, anytime, anyplace". Part of the new strategy is to create a level of sensors in space. With these systems and additional radars, the president said, "We will shield every city in the United States, and we will never negotiate away our right to do that". [Full Article...]

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico A witness claimed in court Tuesday that the former president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto , accepted a bribe of $100 million from Guzmán. Cifuentes also said testified that Guzman once told him he had received a message from Pena Nieto saying he did not have to live in hiding anymore. [Full Article...]

Judge halts scheduled weakening of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

Judge halts scheduled weakening of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate She said the new rules "uphold the freedoms afforded all Americans under our Constitution". In what advocacy groups hailed as a major victory for women's reproductive rights, a federal judge late Sunday stopped President Donald Trump's widely denounced attempt to roll back the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control mandate from going into effect in 13 states and the District of Columb... [Full Article...]

Health secretary: child's death is reminder why we must tackle air pollution

Health secretary: child's death is reminder why we must tackle air pollution Environment secretary Michael Gove has launched a new "world leading plan" to tackle air pollution. Visibility has been reduced to one kilometre is some areas. His research on pollution-related health costs in 2017 found that every microgram of PM10 beyond the safe limit will cost Bangkok's inhabitants up to THB18.42 billion (US$577 million) in medical expenses. [Full Article...]

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon The canister in which the seeds are being grown is made from special aluminium alloy materials. To support the growth of the plants it also contained water, soil, air and a heat control system. The experiment has ended. China's ambitions for space and lunar exploration aren't limited to the current mission. Chinese scientists now hope both plants will root and sprout in the container, producin... [Full Article...]

Georgia Man Arrested in Plot to Attack White House With Explosives, Firearms

Georgia Man Arrested in Plot to Attack White House With Explosives, Firearms Hasher Jallal Taheb , of the Atlanta suburb of Cumming, was arrested in Gwinnett County on Wednesday and appeared briefly in federal court in downtown Atlanta in a case brought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Byung Pak, the USA attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, told reporters. [Full Article...]


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