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Senate stumbles shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks vote

Concerns over lack of movement on DACA is what triggered a three-day shutdown just weeks ago on January 20, as Senate Democrats objected to any bill without a legislative fix for DACA while the White House wanted other changes to immigration law in exchange for codifying DACA. [Full Article...]

Australia's east coast home to 5500 great white sharks

Australia's east coast home to 5500 great white sharks The Federal Government is calling for shark nets and drumlines off the West Australian coast, after it was revealed that there are twice as many great whites that of the eastern states. According to the CSIRO research, there are about 750 adult white sharks on the eastern coast, from a possible range of between 470 and 1,030, and some 1,460 sharks on the southwestern coast, with a possible ran... [Full Article...]

Leader of Legislative Women's Caucus Accused of Sexual Harassment

Leader of Legislative Women's Caucus Accused of Sexual Harassment Daniel Fierro, a former legislative staff member, accused assemblywoman Cristina Garcia of drunkenly trying to grope his genitalia, stroking his back and squeezing his butt in 2014, reports the Sacramento Bee . Garcia was a fierce advocate for legislation signed by Gov. I can confirm that I did attend the 2014 legislative softball game with a number of members and my staff. [Full Article...]

Tokyo school's plan over Armani uniforms criticised

Tokyo school's plan over Armani uniforms criticised Parents of students at a public elementary school in Japan have been asked to buy school uniforms designed by Giorgio Armani in order to fit in with their fashionable surroundings, local media says. Finance Minister Taro Aso agreed that it could "be severe if a student cannot afford to pay" for the expensive outfits. While Blair Waldorf once proved that you don't have to sacrifice style for ... [Full Article...]

Openly gay Olympian says he's open to meeting with Mike Pence

Openly gay Olympian says he's open to meeting with Mike Pence According to The New York Times , Pence criticized federal funding for HIV/AIDS patients and said, "Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior". Rippon had said he'd rather not meet with Pence during the meet-and-greet between the official delegation and U.S. Olympians ahead of the opening ceremony. [Full Article...]

Spoiler alert: The Winter Olympics will be so wintry

Spoiler alert: The Winter Olympics will be so wintry The South says it aims to host "Games of Peace" rising above more than six decades of political tensions between the two Koreas . A top North Korean official seemed to rule out a potential meeting with US officials in the North's state-run media on Thursday, but Pence suggested to reporters that it was still a possibility. [Full Article...]

Four-star LB Quay Walker picks Georgia after throwing aside Tennessee hat

Four-star LB Quay Walker picks Georgia after throwing aside Tennessee hat You can hear the assembled crowd audibly gasp in this video at Walker's fake out. The hat throw was a classic move that will be remembered in SEC circles for a long time, but it's understandable for Tennessee fans to be upset, too. The 4-star linebacker commit put the Bulldogs back on top for good. The Vols are led by former Alabama and Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. [Full Article...]

CORRECTED - House Speaker Ryan: House likely to pass US budget deal

CORRECTED - House Speaker Ryan: House likely to pass US budget deal The Speaker's spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said in response, "Speaker Ryan has already repeatedly stated we intend to do a DACA and immigration reform bill - one that the president supports". Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called the bipartisan agreement a " Christmas tree of spending " on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon. Two hours after the setback, congressional leader... [Full Article...]

Court rejects appeals by 47 Russian athletes hours before opening ceremony

Court rejects appeals by 47 Russian athletes hours before opening ceremony Despite the 45 appeals being rejected, 168 Russians are due to compete in Pyeongchang as IOC-approved "Olympic Athletes from Russia" in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag. NBC will be airing the ceremony twice - live as it happens early Friday morning - and during its primetime window of Olympic coverage later that night. [Full Article...]

Hours from deadline, US Congress to vote to avert shutdown

Hours from deadline, US Congress to vote to avert shutdown The budget bill, backed by Republican President Donald Trump, would end for some time the fiscal policy squabbling that has consumed Congress for months. Even people whom you might expect to vote no ― for example, Freedom Caucus member Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) and former Freedom Caucus member Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) ― were sounding noncommittal either way on Thursday. [Full Article...]

PM to address rallies in poll-bound Tripura today

PM to address rallies in poll-bound Tripura today India was the first non-Arab country to recognise the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, in 1974. He did not comment on Mr Modi's plans to travel to Palestine. During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold discussions on matters of mutual interest with their leaders, apart from participating in other events. [Full Article...]

Jordan's king arrives in Pakistan for talks with officials

Jordan's king arrives in Pakistan for talks with officials Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday, bid farewell to Jordanian King Abdullah who departed after completion of a two-day official visit. The Jordanian King said concrete proposals for cooperation would come under discussion during meeting of Pakistan-Jordan Joint Ministerial Commission next month. [Full Article...]

US Lawmakers Seek Budget Breakthrough On Eve Of Shutdown Deadline

US Lawmakers Seek Budget Breakthrough On Eve Of Shutdown Deadline The unexpected turn of events dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours and underscored the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's most basic fiscal obligations of keeping the government open. [Full Article...]

IAF Officer Arrested For Allegedly Providing Secret Documents to Pakistan's ISI

IAF Officer Arrested For Allegedly Providing Secret Documents to Pakistan's ISI After questioning him for 10 days, the counter-intelligence wing of the Air Force turned the case over to the police. According to reports , Group Captain Arun Marwaha passed on classified information and photos through WhatsApp to an ISI official, who honey-trapped him by faking as a girl. [Full Article...]

23rd Winter Olympics kick off in Pyeongchang, S Korea today

23rd Winter Olympics kick off in Pyeongchang, S Korea today But in 2018 Kim has adopted a more conciliatory tone, calling for detente with the South Koreans. At the third of the checkpoints we went through, we could see North Korea's flag high in the air, and off in the distance, flying above what is called Propaganda Village. [Full Article...]

First Warning Forecast: Showers move out and colder temperatures move in

First Warning Forecast: Showers move out and colder temperatures move in With temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s, most of the precipitation should fall as snow, not yet the wintry mix. Saturday afternoon, another cold front sweeps through southern Colorado. Temps in the low 60s. Rain coverage is forecast to be around 30%. Temps get to near freezing in the afternoon-still slightly below normal. A dry day in store for us. [Full Article...]

Americans Are Tuning in to Winter Olympics

Americans Are Tuning in to Winter Olympics Short-track speedskater Victor Ahn - a six-time Olympic gold medallist - is among the athletes to have been denied the opportunity to participate in Pyeongchang . The IOC has refused to comment on individual Russian athletes but says it decided who to exclude using a newly obtained Moscow laboratory database with evidence of past doping offenses. [Full Article...]

Some Eagles players plan to skip White House Super Bowl visit

Some Eagles players plan to skip White House Super Bowl visit Some members of the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles are the latest to state they will not be partaking in the White House visit in the fall out from their historic title win yesterday. "They call it the anthem protest", Smith added. While it has been a long practice of our past chief executives to invite championship teams to visit the White House , the decision is always at the discre... [Full Article...]

Russia Routed Millions to Influence Clinton in Uranium Deal, Informant Tells Congress

Russia Routed Millions to Influence Clinton in Uranium Deal, Informant Tells Congress Recall that in 2009, Hillary Clinton was busy handing a " reset button" to Russia's Sergei Lavrov and Barack Obama was insisting that he could manage a friendly relationship better than George W. Because, as Nunes said Monday, there is a "clear link" between Clinton and Russian Federation. "Just yesterday the committee made clear that this secret informant charade was just that, a charade. [Full Article...]

North Korea's military parades before Pyeongchang 2018

North Korea's military parades before Pyeongchang 2018 The parade has been highly anticipated, as North Korea held it on the eve of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The United Nations' sanctions on North Korea specifically restrict imports of "luxury goods" into the country, and the Galaxy Note 8 , at a base cost of nearly $1,000, may qualify. [Full Article...]


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