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World From tax refunds to travel, how the government shutdown will impact Americans
Author: 0 From tax refunds to travel, how the government shutdown will impact Americans

The uncertainty created by Republican leadership in Washington is hurting OH businesses, jeopardizing our military readiness, and forcing too many families to live in fear - whether it's fear their children will lose health insurance, fear the retirement they worked for will be taken away, or fear they will be ripped away from the only home they've ever known - enough is enough.

World Eagles fans throw beer cans at Vikings fans in ugly pregame scene
Author: 0 Eagles fans throw beer cans at Vikings fans in ugly pregame scene

Meanwhile, the Eagles were hunting for a chance at for their first franchise Super Bowl win. All of this is to say that if the Vikings are smarter offensively and capitalize when they get inside the red zone, then they should win. Those (defensive) ends are good, that front (four) is good. Then his eyes got wide as he watched Alshon Jeffery cut outside and away from Terence Newman, and finally Foles used his rocket right arm to launch a rainbow for a 52-yard touchdown and cue up ...

World Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Reach A Deal
Author: 0 Government Shuts Down After Senate Fails To Reach A Deal

Cloture was only invoked 77 times during Trump's first year in office, down from a high of 187 during President Barack Obama's 7th year in office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking from the chamber floor after it reconvened Sunday afternoon, blasted Democrats for not supporting a temporary spending bill on Friday that would have kept the government funded until February 16 by saying it "is pure folly".

World Pence heads to Middle East
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Rabbi Joseph Berman, Manager of Government Affairs for Jewish Voice for Peace, told The Independent the monumental recognition was "immoral and irresponsible". The PA said it would not meet with any United States officials regarding the peace process following Trump's declaration on Jerusalem . The vice president's staff told The Jerusalem Post that he would focus on issues of counterterrorism, defense and the rights of religious minorities throughout his trip across the Middle ...

World 'Negotiating with Jell-O': Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown
Author: 0 'Negotiating with Jell-O': Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

The U.S. government began a partial shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Saturday after Senate Democrats and some Republicans voted to block a stopgap spending measure that would have extended funding through February 16. Days earlier, the US President himself tweeted a message seemingly against the Republican's plans for the short term resolution for CHIP. Republicans accuse opposition Democrats of forcing a shutdown over immigration , because the temporary spending measure under ...

World Women's marches protest Donald Trump on anniversary of inauguration
Author: 0 Women's marches protest Donald Trump on anniversary of inauguration

The rallies aim to translate female activism into gains in a broad swathe of state and federal elections later in the year. The rally's first annual event a year ago was a global protest to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women and minority rights, racial equality and workers' rights.

World Doctor: Trump did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test
Author: 0 Doctor: Trump did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test

Bush , conducted Trump's first physical last Friday. "He has a history of elevated cholesterol, and is now on a low dose of Crestor". His resting heart rate is 68, his blood pressure is 122 over 74. The simple answer cited during the press briefing: genetics. "I don't know", Jackson said Tuesday. "Some people have great genes". The White House physician's rosy assessment of the president's heart health is raising concern among cardiac specialists who saw the test results released ...

World Senate spending bill fails, government shuts down but lawmakers still negotiating
Author: 0 Senate spending bill fails, government shuts down but lawmakers still negotiating

Without agreement on the 12 appropriations bills that guide annual spending, the USA has been operating since October 1 on temporary funding provided by a "continuing resolution". Republicans were saddled with the blame, but most Americans suffered relatively minor inconveniences like closed parks and delays in processing passport applications.

World Eagles Fans Setting Eyes On The Super Bowl
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But indications are strong that Thielen will start, despite a lower back injury that cost him one day of practice this week and limited him for two others. The two quarterbacks in that game were Donovan McNabb for the Eagles and Tarvaris Jackson for the Vikings. He's been along for the ride. It has been a stellar season for the Eagles, and with Wentz back healthy in 2018, they should be able to make another run towards the Super Bowl.

World House approves month-long funding, Senate to vote on potential govt shutdown
Author: 0 House approves month-long funding, Senate to vote on potential govt shutdown

The most recent was a 17-day shutdown in 2013 after Republicans refused to support a spending bill that included funds for Obamacare. A path forward on funding the government remains unclear in the Senate , and with the House scheduled to be in recess next week, proposals of passing one to two-day spending bills appear unviable.

World Winter Storm Blankets US South in Ice, Snow
Author: 0 Winter Storm Blankets US South in Ice, Snow

Winter weather advisories covered most of Alabama and much of Georgia as well, and several school districts across the region canceled classes for Tuesday. The weather in Atlanta is not expected to get above freezing until Thursday afternoon. As for road travel, conditions were so unsafe that they challenged the likes of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr .

World Trump On North Korea Getting Nuclear Weapons: 'They Get Closer Every Day'
Author: 0 Trump On North Korea Getting Nuclear Weapons: 'They Get Closer Every Day'

Openness to dialogue is, of course, a mildly positive signal. The tweet by Trump followed Kim's claim that his country has developed the capability to hit the entire USA mainland with its nuclear weapons. Tillerson voiced confidence Wednesday that North Korea would eventually negotiate with the U.S.as the economic pressure grows. There is no guarantee relations will remain so good afterwards.

World US House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fate uncertain
Author: 0 US House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fate uncertain

Cornyn's seat is up in 2020. For most of the week, conservative House members were still a major question mark. Will Hurd, represents a district with 820 miles of the 2,000-mile US border with Mexico. Nevada's congressional delegation voted along party lines. "Every month there's so much uncertainty going on that people are home are saying, 'What's going on back there?'" he said.

World MLK's nephew, Isaac Farris Jr., still says Trump is not a racist
Author: 0 MLK's nephew, Isaac Farris Jr., still says Trump is not a racist

President Donald Trump defended himself Sunday in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations, declaring that "I am not a racist". The Trump administration late past year announced it would end the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti, a move that could affect tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants.

World John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal
Author: 0 John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal

Dick Durbin, D-Illinois and Lindsey Graham , R-South Carolina, unveiled their immigration plan Wednesday, which would appropriate $2.7 billion in border security investments, eliminate the government's Diversity Visa Lottery , and would provide a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers .

World Netanyahu Says US Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem Sooner Than Expected
Author: 0 Netanyahu Says US Embassy Will Move to Jerusalem Sooner Than Expected

Netanyahu's visit ends Friday. Barely an hour passed when he didn't refer to Indian PM Narendra Modi as his "friend" - and the warmth was quickly reciprocated. His visit is an opportunity to enhance cooperation with a global economic, security, technology and tourism power. "Of course the construction of a new embassy is something that takes years, but the prime minister believes that the United States is considering interim measures that could result in an embassy opening much faster", ...

World Trump says programme to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'
Author: 0 Trump says programme to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

The announcement came three days after the federal government reported it would begin accepting renewal applications for DACA once again as ordered by Alsup. "As soon we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we aren't just spinning our wheels". Small bipartisan groups in the House and Senate have already reached a deal.

World Trump Says Russia's 'Not Helping Us at All With North Korea'
Author: 0 Trump Says Russia's 'Not Helping Us at All With North Korea'

According to reports , Pyongyang is stating that the 12 North Korean employees were abducted by a spy from Seoul after they were tricked by their own manager. "It's apparent to us that they're not implementing all the sanctions and there's some evidence they may be frustrating some of the sanctions", Tillerson said aboard his aircraft while returning from Vancouver.

World GOP weighs child health plan as lure for averting shutdown
Author: 0 GOP weighs child health plan as lure for averting shutdown

Trump drew global condemnation after reports emerged that he had questioned the value of taking immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean nation of Haiti during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers at the White House last Thursday, referring to them as " shithole " countries.

World Weather: Scattered light showers will persist
Author: 0 Weather: Scattered light showers will persist

The entire state is now under a winter weather advisory . Regardless, it will be snow after dark, with the snow arriving in western suburbs around 7 p.m. If you see snow, we would love to see your snowfall photos. The latest weather alerts follow several hours of snowfall across the area Sunday night and into Monday .

World Live updates, school closings, road conditions and more
Author: 0 Live updates, school closings, road conditions and more

A cold front is bringing rain that is expected to turn into freezing rain and sleet sometime before dawn, creating unsafe conditions on the roads. The winter weather could impact travel overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning's commute, leading into another day off from school for students in the area.

World White House says immigration deal has not been reached
Author: 0 White House says immigration deal has not been reached

In Judge Alsup's ruling to keep DACA active, he cited several reasons for making his decision, including two times President Trump publically expressed his support for the DACA program in September . She added that the issue should "go through the normal legislative process" and vowed that Trump "will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution".

World United Kingdom seasonal flu levels continue to rise
Author: 0 United Kingdom seasonal flu levels continue to rise

The CDC recently issued a health advisory warning about increasing cases of influenza in the United States, with numbers escalating above baseline in recent months. Avoid spending time with other people, especially those who are at risk for serious complications of the flu. DSHS compiles influenza-related adult mortalities from death records, said Van Deusen.

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