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Ocasio-Cortez at risk of primary challenge

Ocasio-Cortez at risk of primary challenge Ocasio-Cortez has thrown support to the "Justice Democrats", a group looking to primary fellow New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries - who recently called President Trump the " Grand Wizard Of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ". Louis Post-Dispatch reported . The Hill quoted an unnamed Democrat who reached out to the NY delegation to urge them to find a politician from the Bronx or Queens to chall... [Full Article...]

Venezuela opposition leader declared himself President after Pence's call

Venezuela opposition leader declared himself President after Pence's call Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared he was temporarily assuming presidential powers in a bid to unseat Nicolas Maduro . On Wednesday, Guaido invoked an article in Venezuela's constitution that allows the head of the National Assembly to assume power for 30 days if the presidency is vacant - which Guaido and his supporters believe is the case, arguing that Maduro's presidency i... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom exploring alternative Irish backstop options: Brexit minister

United Kingdom exploring alternative Irish backstop options: Brexit minister British legislators are voting late on Tuesday on competing Brexit proposals submitted by both pro-Brexit and pro-EU legislators since Parliament rejected Ms. But according to a host of players on the European Union negotiating team, she'll be arriving to a chorus of the word, "no". Her comments during Commons Northern Ireland questions came as the Prime Minister was accused by the SNP of perf... [Full Article...]

Labour MP: People's Vote not Labour policy but 'on the table'

Labour MP: People's Vote not Labour policy but 'on the table' Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party accused May of being in "deep denial" about her doomed deal. Until then, EU27 leaders insisted that the backstop must apply indefinitely as part of Britain's divorce from the bloc if no other arrangement is worked out to prevent a "hard border" between Ireland and Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced To More Than 4 Years In Prison

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced To More Than 4 Years In Prison His wife and former business partners say Wang committed no crime. Beginning in 2009, Wang was part of a legal aid network that taught barefoot lawyers and activists across the country how to sue local officials and rally the public for their causes. [Full Article...]

Philippine Church Blast Kills as Many as 19, Injures 48

Philippine Church Blast Kills as Many as 19, Injures 48 Rappler said that although the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the police and military are "still verifying the global terror group's claim, given its terrorist agenda". Secretary Hermogenes Esperon Jr., the national security adviser, said that the new autonomous region , to be called the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), "signifies the... [Full Article...]

Second snow warning issued for Thursday in Milton Keynes

Second snow warning issued for Thursday in Milton Keynes Or the band extending further north over more of Wales and the Midlands. The Met Office reports "There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel". [Full Article...]

Milwaukee Public Schools closed Tuesday ‘due to inclement weather’

Milwaukee Public Schools closed Tuesday ‘due to inclement weather’ Many schools have procedures in place for this arctic weather. Later this week, we could be seeing temperatures reach -40 degrees with wind chill. According to the National Weather Service, wind chills could reach negative 55 in northern IL, which could lead to hypothermia, frostbite and death in extreme cases. [Full Article...]

Palestinian government 'submits resignation' to Abbas

Palestinian government 'submits resignation' to Abbas A Hamas official condemned the move as an attempt to marginalize and exclude the group from Palestinian politics. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's government submitted its resignation Tuesday to President Mahmoud Abbas . It said Abbas, 83, saw a new government as a step towards parliamentary elections, which have not been held since 2006 due to the political schism. [Full Article...]

[Kent Harrington, John Walcott] Trump's North Korean road to nowhere

[Kent Harrington, John Walcott] Trump's North Korean road to nowhere The intelligence community "continues to assess that it is unlikely to give up all of its WMD stockpiles, delivery systems, and production capabilities", Coats said, referring to weapons of mass destruction. Sen. Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman, said the government must work with private companies to foster innovation, while balancing concern about security risks. [Full Article...]

Boy Calls 911 Over Too Much Homework

Boy Calls 911 Over Too Much Homework Antonia Bundy calmly walked the young caller through a math problem that had him stumped. That, in itself, that's what we're trained to do. People on Twitter praised Bundy for her actions, with one person saying the dispatcher "clearly understands that it may not be an emergency to us but it is to somebody". [Full Article...]

Woman with baby dies after falling down NYC subway stairs

Woman with baby dies after falling down NYC subway stairs Malaysia Goodson, a 22-year-old mother from Stamford, Conn., died Monday night after fellow commuters saw her fall down the stairs and onto the platform at the station at Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street. "He said his sister was loved by all, and he's been getting hundreds of condolence messages on social media", NBC New York reported about Goodson. [Full Article...]

‘Don’t help elect Trump, a**hole!’ Independent Howard Schultz heckled at bookstore event

‘Don’t help elect Trump, a**hole!’ Independent Howard Schultz heckled at bookstore event Schultz stepped down as chairman and CEO of Starbucks past year, and said at the time that he was exploring what he could do to best serve America. Warren wants a 2% annual tax on Americans with a net worth of more than $50 billion, which Schultz said is "ridiculous". "What's "ridiculous" is billionaires who think they can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for themselves while o... [Full Article...]

Stacey Abrams To Deliver Rebuttal To Trump's State Of The Union Address

Stacey Abrams To Deliver Rebuttal To Trump's State Of The Union Address Senate in 2020. The address has usually been given by a member of Congress or a sitting governor, making Abrams an intriguing choice given that she doesn't now hold a political office. If she had won, Abrams would have been the first black female governor in the country. Her name is being floated as a challenger to Republican Sen. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Hardly Knew Tell-All Author. Or Did He?

Trump Says He Hardly Knew Tell-All Author. Or Did He? But Sims also presents himself as a supporter of the president and his politics and has spoken on his press tour about his own personal failings. Trump's campaign says it's preparing to sue Sims for violating a non-disclosure agreement. In the book , which takes an inside look at Trump's turbulent presidency, Sims depicts the administration as "completely out of control". He also dismissively re... [Full Article...]

Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice

Yellow weather warning issued for snow and ice What will the weather be like for the rest of the week? The warning has been issued between 12pm on Tuesday, January 29, until 11am Wednesday, January, 30. Vehicles could get stranded and trains and planes could face delays and cancellations, the Met Office has warned. What is the long-term forecast for Blackpool? The Met Office warns that rain will be turning to snow, especially on hills... [Full Article...]

The UAE Just Gave Its Gender Equality Awards To All Men

The UAE Just Gave Its Gender Equality Awards To All Men Eyebrows were raised after photographs from the event were posted on the Dubai media office's Twitter account. He was awarded a prize for best personality supporting gender balance. "Best Gender Balance Awards Ever", wrote another. The UAE's Gender Balance Index awards are, at least in theory, awarded to those who helped government departments make progress over the past year, as part of f... [Full Article...]

'Significant development' coming in Bruce McArthur case

'Significant development' coming in Bruce McArthur case Police have said that McArthur had dismembered his victims and forensic specialists confirmed the remains of seven of the men turned up in planters seized at the 53 Mallory Crescent home where McArthur worked, while the remains of an eighth man were found in a nearby ravine. [Full Article...]

Sub-Saharan Africa, Home of The World's Most Corrupt Governments

Sub-Saharan Africa, Home of The World's Most Corrupt Governments The UK was among 65 countries to see their score on the Corruption Perceptions Index reduced past year - five more than the number of nations which improved. 'Corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak and, as we have seen in many countries, where undemocratic and populist politicians can use it to their advantage'. [Full Article...]

North Carolina boy 'hung out with a bear' while lost in woods

North Carolina boy 'hung out with a bear' while lost in woods Craven County Sheriff's Office said they responded to a tip Casey was heard calling for his mother. The 3-year-old boy will undergo a forensic psychological exam this week, McFadyen said, but for now authorities are giving Casey time to recover and settle in with his family. [Full Article...]


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