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What's the Mental Test Trump Took?

What's the Mental Test Trump Took? You know, I told the president that if he had healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old. Trump has experienced several recent episodes in which he appeared to slur his words, adding to concerns about his health. [Full Article...]

Trump signs sweeping U.S. tax bill into law

Trump signs sweeping U.S. tax bill into law Although Trump had little to do with formulating the tax bill, the proposal wears his name like a pair of cement shoes. They can't "see" any good. Is it just one big malicious attempt by corrupt and crony Republicans at allowing the evil capitalist CEO overlords to exploit the masses? The survival of the new GOP tax reform bill may be just enough incentive for the Republican Party to truly follow ... [Full Article...]

World's largest cave full of Mayan secrets discovered beneath Mexico

World's largest cave full of Mayan secrets discovered beneath Mexico The Gran Acuifero Maya project previously discovered a hidden passageway underneath the Kulkulcan pyramid, a 1,000-year-old Mayan temple, which led to a subterranean water system linked to a cenote. Mayan civilization attached particular importance to the network of cenotes , some of which were viewed to have religious significance. Mayan culture still lives on in parts of Central America toda... [Full Article...]

BSF jawan, girl killed in Pak firing along International Border in Jammu

BSF jawan, girl killed in Pak firing along International Border in Jammu On Monday Pakistan said four of its soldiers were killed during Indian firing along the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the disputed section of the border in southern Kashmir. On January 4, Border Security Force (BSF ) unleashed a major fire assault and destroyed two strategically located mortar gun positions and inflicted heavy casualties on Pakistan Rangers in the precision-targe... [Full Article...]

Rajini, Haasan share dais amid political buzz

Rajini, Haasan share dais amid political buzz Rajinikanth , when asked about forging ties with Kamal, had said yesterday that " only time will be able to tell that. While Haasan is vocally speaking against the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, Rajinikanth is maintaining a neutral position without speaking anything against any political party or leader so far. [Full Article...]

Jailed former Peru strongman Alberto Fujimori receives a medical pardon

Jailed former Peru strongman Alberto Fujimori receives a medical pardon A statement from President Kuczynski's office said he had granted a "humanitarian pardon to Alberto Fujimori and seven other people in similar condition", without naming the others. "So what people are now speculating - it's the obvious theory - is that there was some kind of deal or quid pro quo [between] Kuczynski and the Fujimorista members of Congress", says reporter Simeon Tegel in Lima ... [Full Article...]

GST Council slashes rates on 29 goods and 53 services

GST Council slashes rates on 29 goods and 53 services Explained | E-way bill: What is this system, how will it work? The council also discussed ways to simplify the process of filing GST returns, and Nandan Nilekani, the non-executive chairperson of Infosys, gave a detailed presentation on how to go about it. [Full Article...]

US Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

US Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting Republican Senator Lindsey Graham , who also was at the meeting, issued a statement last week that did not dispute news accounts that Trump used the vulgarity to describe African countries . Trump, who was coy about sharing medical information during his unconventional 2016 run for office, used his first presidential medical exam - conducted on Friday at Walter Reed National Medical Center - to... [Full Article...]

Imran Khan says meeting Trump will be a 'bitter pill' to swallow

Imran Khan says meeting Trump will be a 'bitter pill' to swallow Khan, voicing his support for Rashid, had also "cursed" the parliament. "I will dread it, but I will have to swallow the bitter pill and meet him", Khan said about Trump, who has since August been berating Pakistan for providing " safe havens to agents of chaos and terror". [Full Article...]

The defense budget could cause a partial government shutdown

The defense budget could cause a partial government shutdown The focus on a budget Plan B - another temporary measure that would buy time for more talks - was the latest sign of a breakdown in bipartisan deal-making in a Congress that has struggled to find common ground even on areas of broad agreement. [Full Article...]

USA withholds $65 mn from Palestinian aid programs: State Dept

USA withholds $65 mn from Palestinian aid programs: State Dept The US State Department justified this measure saying that the agency needed to make reforms. The UNRWA provides health care, education, and various social services to Palestinians scattered in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. [Full Article...]

EC likely to announce poll dates for Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland today

EC likely to announce poll dates for Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland today Elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held on February 27 . He said electronic voting machines and VVPATs (voter verifiable paper audit trail) will be used in all the three states to enhance transparency and credibility of the election process. [Full Article...]

Everyone is picking sides over the Ansari story

Everyone is picking sides over the Ansari story Maybe that's a hint that women know full well how unsafe (heterosexual, cisgender) men can be sexually when thwarted, as gay and trans folks have also long known. "I said something like, 'Whoa, let's relax for a sec, let's chill .'" She says he then resumed kissing her, briefly performed oral sex on her, and asked her to do the same thing to him. [Full Article...]

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea But the latest figures from China's State Oceanic Administration, which monitored the area on Wednesday, said there were now four, ranging in size from 48 sq km to 5.5 sq km. "The swathe of oil slick is being diffused and disappearing", the coast guard said in a statement. "Most important commercial species are largehead hairtail, yellow croaker, cuttlefish and crustaceans". [Full Article...]

Trump's cognitive ability normal, says White House doctor

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment that Trump took includes remembering a list of spoken words; listening to a list of random numbers and repeating them backward; naming as many words that begin with, say , the letter F as possible within a minute; accurately drawing a cube; and describing concrete ways that two objects - like a train and a bicycle - are alike. [Full Article...]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Betty White turns 96

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Betty White turns 96 There's more to this Golden Girl than you may think. So what are her tips for young actors trying to break into Hollywood? For the next 30 years, White would slowly and steadfastly work on building her resume by working various modeling gigs, radio gigs and the like. [Full Article...]

Indiana House panel backs lifting Sunday alcohol sales ban

Indiana House panel backs lifting Sunday alcohol sales ban The bill passed 12-1 out of the House Public Policy Committee on Wednesday. This vote comes after hours of testimony and a very big fight from both sides. The owners of Speedway convenience stores and gas stations feel like that should change. Supporters say IN is the only state that regulates the temperature at which beer is sold and IN needs to get with the times. [Full Article...]

Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'

Nielsen was also in the meeting but said she didn't recall that specific phrase being used. Mr Durbin called the comments "hate filled, vile and racist". "In its current form I'm probably a no", Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham said in an interview. "But the general remarks, yes, he said them". Trump insisted afterward in a tweet that he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians ... [Full Article...]

Juncker: Let's use Article 49 to let the Brits rejoin EU

Juncker: Let's use Article 49 to let the Brits rejoin EU It may feel like we've gone too far to turn back, but the European Commission president has said he would be "happy" for us to rejoin the EU after Brexit. There has been a surge in debate this month in Britain on whether there should be a second vote to endorse the terms on which Britain leaves. 'If tomorrow, or the day after, the United Kingdom made a decision to change its mind, it's clear t... [Full Article...]

Cape Town residents will soon face level 6B water restrictions

Cape Town residents will soon face level 6B water restrictions The City of Cape Town has announced that from 1st February level 6B water restrictions will be put into effect cutting daily consumption limits down to 50 litres per person per household. But the city says if it doesn't increase property rates, water tariff increases would amount to over 30% for the lowest level users. De Lille also said a decision had been taken to drop the controversial prop... [Full Article...]


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