• White House spox: Graham, Durbin 'dishonest' about immigration plan
White House spox: Graham, Durbin 'dishonest' about immigration plan

The poll found that only 35 percent of Americans oppose Trump's immigration deal that would end the process of "chain migration", which allows newly naturalized citizens to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S., as well as eliminating the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which imports 50,000 random foreign nationals every year...

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  • Brazil's Lula awaits ruling that will decide if he can run again
Brazil's Lula awaits ruling that will decide if he can run again

By law, a person with a criminal conviction that has been upheld can't run for office. Party stalwarts at Thursday's meeting doubled down on their insistence that da Silva will run and that nobody is entertaining alternatives. The party also launched Lula's pre-candidacy for the presidential race, stating that they would not be deterred by the ...

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  • Drone strike targeted terrorists' mixed with Afghan refugees, says DG ISPR
Drone strike targeted terrorists' mixed with Afghan refugees, says DG ISPR

Pakistan's foreign ministry slammed the "unilateral action" as "detrimental" to cooperation between both allies. But in a statement released by a US Embassy spokesperson, "The claim in an MFA statement yesterday that US forces struck an Afghan refugee camp in Kurram Agency yesterday is false".

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  • US Senate narrowly approves Brownback to ambassador-at-large position
US Senate narrowly approves Brownback to ambassador-at-large position

The White House resubmitted the nomination earlier this month. He was confirmed by a 50-49 vote that broke across party lines. Democrats and moderate Republicans doubt the state can sustain the extra spending more than a year or two without them having to consider another tax increase or deep cuts in other parts of the budget.

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  • The Doomsday Clock just ticked closer to midnight
The Doomsday Clock just ticked closer to midnight

That was as the height of the Cold War in 1953 . It is now the closest to the apocalypse it has been since 1953 . She said: "The actions and policies of the nuclear-armed states are winding the Doomsday Clock towards midnight". The bulletin also cited conflict between the US and Russian Federation as a possible nuclear risk. The Doomsday...

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  • Deputy killed in Adams County shooting
Deputy killed in Adams County shooting

It's not clear if he has an attorney. The Adams County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday night that an officer was "down" and that investigators had set a large perimeter for the search. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. The deputy, identified by the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police as...

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  • Macron takes gentle swipe at Trump on climate change
Macron takes gentle swipe at Trump on climate change

He will visit Monday a Toyota plant in northern France before heading to the evening business event at the chateau of Versailles. CEOs or top executives from Coca-Cola, Google, JP Morgan and Alibaba are among those expected. In terms of France, he said the country needed "to find its place in world competition", especially as the country was "a n...

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  • Vaping May Lead Young People To Start Smoking...And Help Adults Quit
Vaping May Lead Young People To Start Smoking...And Help Adults Quit

Switching from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes also "results in reduced short-term adverse health outcomes in several organ systems". E-cigarettes produce fewer toxic substances than smoking, but there is "conclusive" evidence e-cigarettes "emit numerous potentially toxic substances" in addition to nicotine, it said.

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  • Groups file lawsuit against Trump admin's Medicaid work rules
Groups file lawsuit against Trump admin's Medicaid work rules

The changes brought a slew of new enrollees, not just in OR but in all states that allowed an expansion of the program. The analysis also found that younger enrollees are more likely to disenroll, which means that healthier enrollees may be disenrolling or losing Medicaid eligibility, while expansion enrollees with sustained enrollment in the p...

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  • Trump is 'looking forward' to Mueller interview, wants citizenship for Dreamers
Trump is 'looking forward' to Mueller interview, wants citizenship for Dreamers

It would also end the diversity visa lottery program, which drew Trump's attention after the New York City truck attack a year ago, redirecting the allotment annually to bringing down the existing backlog in visa applications. Either way, the clock is ticking toward another budget showdown. "The mayors who choose to boycott this event have put ...

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  • Total lunar eclipse to be visible all over Taiwan says weather bureau
Total lunar eclipse to be visible all over Taiwan says weather bureau

Let's break it down! (Which is about once every 2.7 years.) Strawberry Moon While we have our months to help us keep track of the schedule, early Native American tribes kept tabs on time by observing the seasons and employing the celestial clock known as the moon.

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  • Syphilitic mummy found under Swiss church is Boris Johnson relative
Syphilitic mummy found under Swiss church is Boris Johnson relative

Highly toxic mercury treatment was more often a kill than a cure and it was this that preserved her body. The mummy was buried in the family tomb of Isaak Bischoff, a hospital director in 17th-century Basel , in the city's Barfüsser church.Its identity had eluded researchers for decades.

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  • Milan train crash: at least two people killed after derailment
Milan train crash: at least two people killed after derailment

Two carriages came off the rails, coming to rest at an angle. Some passengers remained trapped inside as a team of around 90 firefighters and search-and-rescue units cleared the scene. A problem with a track switch is being investigated as a possible cause, police said. He denied any common cause between Thursday's derailment and a July 23 derail...

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  • Not Signing Alexis Sanchez Is Not Important Insists Kevin De Bruyne
Not Signing Alexis Sanchez Is Not Important Insists Kevin De Bruyne

If it doesn't go, it doesn't matter, we will still do what we need to do, with or without him", the Belgium global told reporters. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are prepared to give United two players and cash for David De Gea, according to reports.

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  • Dallas' Mike Rawlings Attends Trump Meeting Despite Boycott by Fellow Mayors
Dallas' Mike Rawlings Attends Trump Meeting Despite Boycott by Fellow Mayors

The Democratic mayor said he had originally planned on attending, and said others who were invited had also planned to go. Those mayors cited a letter sent to 23 cities Wednesday by the U.S. The city of Louisville was one, and their mayor, Greg Fischer, a democrat, did attend the white house meeting. Kautz is a former president of the US Confer...

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  • High-speed chase ends in violent, head-on crash
High-speed chase ends in violent, head-on crash

That suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Mitchell Timothy Taebel . Troopers attempted to throw down stop sticks on ST 85, but the SUV managed to swerve around them and kept going. A suspect emerges from a wrecked vehicle after crashing during a police chase, January 24, 2016. After weaving through traffic at high speed, Taebel eventuall...

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  • GOP has little cause for celebration in deal to reopen the government
GOP has little cause for celebration in deal to reopen the government

Both Michigan democratic senators, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters voted yes on Monday's bill. President Trump was expected to be celebrating the anniversary of his inauguration at his Mar-A-Lago resort, but instead made a decision to stay in the White House until a deal was met.

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  • Germany calls for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation talks on Turkey's Syria offensive
Germany calls for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation talks on Turkey's Syria offensive

Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch " on January 20 to remove Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militants from the Syrian district of Afrin. Meanwhile, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV cited an unnamed Kurdish source in the YPG as saying that his forces are not aiming to create a Kurdish state in Syria and that the Kurdish-held areas ar...

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  • Stormy Daniels Answers Donald Trump Sex Question With a Smile
Stormy Daniels Answers Donald Trump Sex Question With a Smile

When asked during her first national TV interview if she slept with President Donald Trump , adult entertainment star Stormy Daniels' response fueled further speculation (video below). Cohen said Trump "vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms Daniels ". On one encounter he chased her around his hotel room in his underpants and during ...

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  • European Union removes Tunisia, UAE from tax-haven blacklist but won't say why
European Union removes Tunisia, UAE from tax-haven blacklist but won't say why

Barbados, Grenada, South Korea, Macao, Mongolia, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates were taken from the list of 17 "non-cooperative" countries and jurisdictions that was only established in December. "Crossing Panama - one of the world's most prolific tax havens - off the blacklist is a disastrous sign in the fight against tax avoidance...

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