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Here's A Look At The Final GOP Tax Bill

Here's A Look At The Final GOP Tax Bill Their support all but ensures the package will pass the Senate. While Senate Republicans could still pass their tax bill without support from Corker and Rubio, any additional "no" votes could stall the measure. Studies from independent analysts and non-partisan congressional researchers have projected that corporations and the rich would benefit disproportionately. [Full Article...]

Pence Delays Trip to Preside Over Senate Tax Vote

Pence Delays Trip to Preside Over Senate Tax Vote Pence said that as he travels through the area he will also "reaffirm our commitment to peace in the region". John McCain of Arizona and Thad Cochran of MS, who both face health complications, raises doubts about whether the GOP will have the requisite votes. [Full Article...]

Orillia Pilot Among Those Killed in Helicopter Crash

Orillia Pilot Among Those Killed in Helicopter Crash The owner of the property on Upper Flinton Road where the work was being done, Kim Clayton, said she heard a loud crash and saw workers rush to the tree line. "Our focus continues to be on supporting the impacted families through this hard time", continued the statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this hard time", a statement from Hydro One reads. [Full Article...]

Putin, Trump speak in favor of building dialogue with North Korea

Putin, Trump speak in favor of building dialogue with North Korea The remarks followed a phone call on Thursday between Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin , with North Korea as the main topic of the discussion. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said this November that McFaul had been barred from entering Russia for intentionally "harming the bilateral relations" between the two nations. [Full Article...]

China says stalled initiatives with S.Korea to renew,…

China says stalled initiatives with S.Korea to renew,… China and South Korea agreed in October to normalise exchanges and move past the dispute, which froze trade and business exchanges. Attending the Korea-China Business Cooperation Forum there, the South Korean leader noted that he and Chinese president Xi Jinping agreed to actively look for ways to link Seoul's New Northern and New Southern Policies to China's One Belt One Road initiative. [Full Article...]

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith named to fill Franken Senate seat

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith named to fill Franken Senate seat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pressured Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to ensure his pick to replace Franken would also run for the seat next year, according to a Democratic official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to speak freely about private discussions ahead of an announcement. [Full Article...]

Turkey takes steps for United Nations to reject USA move on Jerusalem

Turkey takes steps for United Nations to reject USA move on Jerusalem Erdogan said the initiative first will be brought before the UN Security Council, which the U.S.is a permanent member of, and if it is vetoed there, it will be brought to the UN General Assembly. Terror group Hamas, which controls Gaza and seeks to destroy Israel, has urged a new intifada to liberate Jerusalem in the wake of Trump's declaration, and told Palestinians to confront soldiers and set... [Full Article...]

Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast: Prime Minister Modi

Centre has 15 new rail projects for Northeast: Prime Minister Modi Modi then travelled to Meghalaya capital Shillong, where he inaugurated the BJP's state office and inaugurated the 261-km long East West Corridor, which connects Shillong with Tura in Garo Hills region of the state. In Aizawl on Saturday, Modi called Mizoram the "gateway to southeast Asia" and said it would gain from the Centre's Act East policy. "We are also committed to bring all the state capit... [Full Article...]

Is Christmas a religious holiday? A growing number of Americans say 'no'

Is Christmas a religious holiday? A growing number of Americans say 'no' As the more politically correct "happy holidays" have taken over the public square, U.S. President Donald Trump has routinely promised to bring back " merry Christmas " greetings. When asked to select which greeting they used between Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, or no holiday greeting at all, 67 percent said " Merry Christmas ", and 25 percent responded "Happy... [Full Article...]

Winter Session: Oppn corners PM Modi over Pakistan-Gujarat polls row

Winter Session: Oppn corners PM Modi over Pakistan-Gujarat polls row The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday made a decision to take a tough stand against the Opposition in Parliament after the Congress and other parties stalled the Rajya Sabha demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks against former prime minister Manmohan Singh . [Full Article...]

McCain back in hospital for treatment related to cancer therapy

McCain back in hospital for treatment related to cancer therapy Mr Biden is familiar with family tragedy, having lost his wife and daughter in a 1972 auto crash, while his son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. "Beau talked about your dad's courage". "Your dad, when he was a military aide, would work with me and became friends with Beau", he said. He continued, "Her dad is one of my best friends". [Full Article...]

Alabama Senate race: Trump candidate under spotlight as state votes

Alabama Senate race: Trump candidate under spotlight as state votes While Trump is backing Moore, many other national Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, distanced themselves from Moore after he was accused last month by several women of pursuing them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. [Full Article...]

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate I said that it has been my office's consistent practice not to proceed to call for or schedule a special legislative election, unless or until we receive a formal letter of resignation from the incumbent legislator. But Dayton was under pressure from fellow Democrats in Washington to ensure his pick would use the appointment as a springboard for the November election. [Full Article...]

Second Sea Lion Attack Closes Aquatic Park

Second Sea Lion Attack Closes Aquatic Park A third attack occurred around 8 a.m. on Friday, injuring Rick Mulvihill and prompting officials to close the cove, The Chronicle reported. The sea lion bit him on the upper right arm and he started bleeding. Since the second attack, officials in San Francisco made a decision to shut down swimming at the beach until at least Monday, so they could assess the situation. [Full Article...]

Aadhaar mandatory linking: Supreme Court extends deadline to 31 March

Aadhaar mandatory linking: Supreme Court extends deadline to 31 March The government had on Wednesday issued a notification to extend till 31 March, the deadline for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar and Permanent Account Number (PAN) for bank accounts and certain financial transactions. Some petitioners in the top court have termed the linking of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number with bank accounts and mobile numbers as "illegal and unconstit... [Full Article...]

U.S. and Saudi Arabia arms in ISIS hands?

U.S. and Saudi Arabia arms in ISIS hands? The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's Department of State undoubtedly helped ISIS obtain numerous weapons it has used to stir chaos throughout the Middle East. The strategy of sending weapons to opposers of the Syrian government, was conceived in 2013 under the presidency of Barack Obama and his successor, Donald Trump, ended it last July, although two months before he had approved the ha... [Full Article...]

Kabul Residents Protest Trump's Jerusalem Move

Kabul Residents Protest Trump's Jerusalem Move Ironically, during the OIC summit held upon President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's call, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz invited Mohammad bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, to Jerusalem by stating that Saudi Arabia is the leader of the Arab world. [Full Article...]

MSU's Simon passes on raise as Nassar controversy brews

MSU's Simon passes on raise as Nassar controversy brews The president is among several high-ranking officials from Michigan State and USA Gymnastics who are listed as defendants in civil lawsuits that allege they knew or should have known that a physician was preying on girls and young women in Michigan for decades. [Full Article...]

Turkey, Lebanon eye embassies to Palestine in East Jerusalem

Turkey, Lebanon eye embassies to Palestine in East Jerusalem With strong support from the global community for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the U.S. is now alone with Israel's government in opposing this plan. Most countries around the world have not recognised Israel's 1967 annexation of east Jerusalem. "They should recognise another fact concerning Jerusalem: It is not only the capital of Israel, but we also maintain respe... [Full Article...]

South Korea says North close to 'weaponization'

South Korea says North close to 'weaponization' South Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun called on North Korea to participate in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics during a ministerial meeting at the United Nations Security Council in NY on Friday local time , the foreign ministry said. [Full Article...]


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