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SpaceX Conducts First Static Fire Test for Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Conducts First Static Fire Test for Falcon Heavy The company CEO tweeted yesterday: "Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good". The Falcon Heavy rocket now sits upright on a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. The Falcon Heavy's first stage is made up of two previously flown Falcon 9 boosters attached to the side of a new center core stage, the network wrote. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump set to be interviewed under oath over Russia-US claims

Donald Trump set to be interviewed under oath over Russia-US claims It has also emerged that Mueller has interviewed the dismissed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey late past year. House Democrats say it's a distraction, backed by the Russian government, to draw attention from the Russia inquiries slowly closing in on Trump . [Full Article...]

USA government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?

USA government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., agreed to the Monday vote but stopped short of supporting the plan. "Unfortunately, we can not answer your call today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate", says a woman's voice when one calls the White Hous... [Full Article...]

Alabama House approves bill to eliminate special elections for Senate vacancies

Alabama House approves bill to eliminate special elections for Senate vacancies As such, while part of the inspiration for the bill in question is probably the fact that the state elected a Democrat, the reality is that the bill is not taking away choice, it is just determining when the choice happens. Clouse said he did not file the bill in response to Doug Jones' victory. "It has everything to do with the cost to the General Fund", Rep. Steve Clouse , R-Ozark, told rep... [Full Article...]

White House driving a hard bargain by demanding more than a wall

White House driving a hard bargain by demanding more than a wall The plan outlines the Trump administration's wish list for a bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era executive amnesty act that protected roughly 790,000 illegal immigrants brought to the U.S.as children. [Full Article...]

Thursday weather: Weather Service warns of possible flooding

Thursday weather: Weather Service warns of possible flooding High near 46. South southeast wind 10 to 15 miles per hour becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. In the Omaha area Thursday through Saturday , expect sunny skies, calm winds and high temperatures in the mid- to upper 40s, forecasters said. [Full Article...]

President Trump: 'If there is no wall, there is no DACA'

President Trump: 'If there is no wall, there is no DACA' U.S. federal workers returned to work yesterday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown , with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats . This type of behavior has become the fundamental characteristic of the Trump government, where the pressure brings out the true facets of each of its participants, especially the president himself, who at times ... [Full Article...]

Montana residents on US Winter Olympic ski team

The Olympic body earlier this week said that the exclusion of certain athletes from the list of eligible Russians did not necessarily mean they had doped. Critchlow, 22, who now lives in North Vancouver, was one of 13 athletes named Thursday to Canada's snowboard team for the 2018 games in Pyeongchang. [Full Article...]

Mattis, Vietnamese Defense Minister Discuss Security, Other Issues

Mattis, Vietnamese Defense Minister Discuss Security, Other Issues The press corps traveling with Mattis was expecting a standard hostage rescue drill and were totally unprepared for the fire walks, helicopter drills, and counter terrorist simulations which included attack dogs. The jaw-dropping display, which occurred at the army's military headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday, culminated in a troupe of Indonesian special forces troopers slaughtering a bag of li... [Full Article...]

Trump 'looking forward' to interview by special counsel

Trump 'looking forward' to interview by special counsel The president's campaign has turned over more than 1.4 million pages of documents. CBN News learned that last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed by Mueller's team for hours, making him the highest ranking Trump administration official to be questioned in the probe. [Full Article...]

Germany steps up pressure on Turkey over Syria offensive

Germany steps up pressure on Turkey over Syria offensive The United States opposed a September referendum in the KRG on independence from Baghdad. As far as mistakes by the Syrian Kurds, WSJ reports that the YPG, described as "an affiliate" of the Marxist Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ) terrorist organization, "established an even more authoritarian one-party statelet, marginalizing other political forces". [Full Article...]

Brazil's da Silva cancels trip to Africa after judge order

Brazil's da Silva cancels trip to Africa after judge order Silva can still move Brazil's apex appeals court or Supreme Court against the court's ruling and salvage his plans to contest the presidential election. "I don't want to sound arrogant but I want to tell you that I want to be the candidate to win the elections and govern this country that way it has to be governed", said Lula. [Full Article...]

Judiciary chairman plans to release Donald Trump Jr. transcript

Judiciary chairman plans to release Donald Trump Jr. transcript Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate's Committee on the Judiciary, claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice are actively obstructing his investigation of Obama-era abuses of power. Kushner and Manafort have spoken with the Senate Intelligence Committee. The committee has interviewed Trump Jr. and numerous Russians involved in the meeting. [Full Article...]

After nuke scare, Hawaii senator says feds should handle alerts

After nuke scare, Hawaii senator says feds should handle alerts John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Bill Nelson (D-Florida), early Thursday morning on emergency alert systems. During the hearing, Schatz said he believes alerts regarding a missile attack should be sent out by federal authorities. It was, of course, a drill gone wrong, which has been blamed on the bright spark who put "Test missile alert" and "Missile alert" next to each other on the system's d... [Full Article...]

Davos Elite Brace for Trump's 'America First' Agenda

Davos Elite Brace for Trump's 'America First' Agenda Soon after he took office, Trump announced the United States was pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed in 2015 by a dozen nations that accounted for 40 percent of the global economy. Macron also defended gender equality, another prominent topic at Davos this year and even more delicate in light of Trump's past remarks about women. [Full Article...]

Few arrests as Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate

Few arrests as Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate Like what you hear from the Locked on Chiefs podcast? Fourteen weeks into a season that had given me as much excitement as any other year, arguably the most miraculous win to that point felt about as empty as any game I've ever watched due to the ACL tear. [Full Article...]

Bigwigs accused of sexual harassment at men-only fundraiser

Bigwigs accused of sexual harassment at men-only fundraiser Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has said it will return all previous donations from the Presidents Club. Many Britons reacted with outrage Wednesday, after a news report said that female workers were groped at a men-only charity dinner attended by hundreds of senior figures from the business, entertainment and political worlds. [Full Article...]

President Trump Travels To Switzerland For World Economic Forum

President Trump Travels To Switzerland For World Economic Forum Trump's comments set off a wave of diplomatic uproar from foreign leaders and their citizens, with Rwanda's foreign ministry describing them as "demeaning and unnecessary". They're going to invest a lot of money in this country. In the run-up to his trip to Davos, Trump slapped a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels, among the first unilateral trade restrictions imposed by the administrati... [Full Article...]

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes off Northern California coast

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes off Northern California coast People reported feeling light shaking from San Diego to Barstow. It isn't clear if any damage was done during the earthquakes. An quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 hit the Trabuco Canyon overnight Thursday, followed by a series of small aftershocks. [Full Article...]

European Union court bars tests to 'prove' sexuality of gay asylum seekers

European Union court bars tests to 'prove' sexuality of gay asylum seekers The EU court ruled: "The performance of such a test amounts to a disproportionate interference in the private life of the asylum seeker". In 2014, the ECJ ruled on a similar case in the Netherlands that three gay men who had been jailed in countries in Africa and the Middle East should be granted asylum. [Full Article...]


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