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World Hours from deadline, US Congress to vote to avert shutdown
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Republicans pointed to money they have long sought for the Pentagon . That means House Speaker Paul Ryan will likely need the votes of Democrats , who are mixed on supporting spending legislation that does not include a clear path for passing legislation to protect the DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.

World Kelowna chamber calls for cooler heads in Alberta-BC battle
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But the irony is that a ban on BC wine imports hurts conservative and centrist parts of BC in the Okanagan. "They didn't really have anything to do with this conflict". "The implications of such a threat strike directly at the heart of our country's oil and natural gas producers, and producing provinces, energy customers in the Lower Mainland, Canada , USA and overseas, and the men and women who earn a living supporting the energy industry in this country", wrote Kinder Morgan Canada CEO ...

World Trump says he'd love to see another shutdown; Senate nears a deal
Author: 0 Trump says he'd love to see another shutdown; Senate nears a deal

An agreement on the caps could incentivize lawmakers from both parties to avoid another shutdown showdown, though some Democrats still want to hold out for more demands on new protections for young illegal immigrant "Dreamers" - a sticking point that helped contribute to a three-day partial shutdown of the government last month .

World Flu death toll rises to 91 in Pa.
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While federal health officials several weeks ago hinted this year's flu outbreak might be reaching its peak, infection rates still were rising as of late last week. As of February 5, influenza and pneumonia have been linked as a factor in 837 deaths in Kansas. Anyone can get the flu year round, although flu activity tends to be the highest from December-March.

World Wizards get over Wall, top Thunder
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Davis , the top-overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, now has 8,072 career points as a member of the Pelicans . When Oklahoma City was unable to stop the ball on initial dribble penetration in screen-and-rolls, Davis was able to roll hard for lob dunks over the top of the defense.

World Dry weather Thursday gives way to rain, some snow Thursday night
Author: 0 Dry weather Thursday gives way to rain, some snow Thursday night

Skies look to stay mostly cloudy for the majority of the day along with the chance to see some lake effect snow showers as well. Temperatures will continue to fall through the morning on Friday , then remain almost steady through the afternoon, with temperatures not getting above 30 degrees.

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Ji recounted in 2017. He suggested leveraging a growing North Korean population of cellphone owners and flooding them with outside information . During the 70 years of living apart from one another, the two Koreas have developed vastly different cultural and political identities.

World Democrat slams Pelosi's 'make America white once more' remark
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In a statement on Monday, Brat said he could not support a draft amnesty plan crafted by White House advisers, including former Koch brothers executive Marc Short , Chief of Staff Gen. This mitigates the danger of any one outlier poll from throwing the results off too much. "We're going to get there". We're going to do something substantial on the border.

World White House aide: Trump wants memo released for 'transparency'
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Mueller's team has secured plea deals with two Trump associates who are now co-operating witnesses with the investigation, while we've learned that everyone from Jeff Sessions to James Comey has been interviewed as part of the probe. As for McGahn, he was already prone to becoming frustrated with the President and had threatened to quit over different issues, including Trump's choice of lawyers to defend the President and White House , according to a source familiar with the ...

World Syrian rockets kill two in Turkey as Ankara fights Kurd militia
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A UN vote to condemn the decision saw the U.S. humiliated by the worldwide community - and president Erdoğan saw that Turkey played a significant role in mobilising both the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the UN General Assembly to vote against Trump's wishes, despite his threat to cut aid to countries that went against him.

World Georgia reaction to tariffs on imported solar panels
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So the company wants is premium-priced panels to receive an exemption from the tariffs. The solar industry has been bracing for a hefty tariff on imported panels for nine months--and the price skyrocketed. "I think this is more a job destroyer than a job protector", Miggins said of the measure. A USA decision to raise import barriers would have limited impact on the global market, while harming the American economy by making its steel more expensive, according to an executive from a major ...

World US Senator calls for hearings on athlete sexual abuse
Author: 0 US Senator calls for hearings on athlete sexual abuse

Michigan State University is working to throw out the civil cases filed against them by the more than 100 survivors of Dr. Larry Nassar . The chairman of the Michigan State Board of Trustees, Brian Breslin, said in the same online announcement, "President Simon has offered her resignation to the Board of Trustees, and we will accept it".

World More than 20 WH employees interviewed by Mueller
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Trump maintained on Wednesday there was "no collusion" between his campaign and the Russians, but he added that he "couldn't have cared less about Russians having to do with my campaign", calling himself "one of the greatest candidates" and "much better" than 2016 rival Hillary Clinton .

World United States government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?
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On Monday, he accused Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over USA citizens. After a long and fruitless weekend, hope emerged in the Senate after a bipartisan group of more than 20 centrist lawmakers met Sunday and presented the outline of a possible agreement to leaders of both parties.

World Trump says he's open to citizenship for 'Dreamers'
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For Trump, it's the virulent fear-mongering that counts. One Republican staffer reportedly said the proposal marked "the beginning of the end of the GOP majority in the House". Trump's remarks about a path to citizenship for younger undocumented illegal immigrants was immediately welcomed by a top Senator involved in the immigration negotiations.

World US Senate postpones vote on ending shutdown to noon Monday
Author: 0 US Senate postpones vote on ending shutdown to noon Monday

The last U.S. government shutdown was in 2013. The "Dreamers" are young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children by their parents or other adults, mainly from Mexico and Central America, and who mostly grew up in the United States.

World GOP rep: We want DACA bill, but Dems want 'an open border'
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On Monday, the Senate passed a stopgap funding bill that keeps the government open until February 8. Absent a breakthrough, the vote on Monday will prove to be a test of unity and resolve among Democrats. "The Republican majority now has 17 days to prevent the Dreamers from being deported", Schumer said. Senator Schumer took the floor this afternoon, and announced that he and Senator Mitch McConnel of Kentucky, the Senate Majority Leader, had "come to an arrangement" to put the ...

World Rick Zamperin: Baseball Hall of Fame process is broken
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Feared Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez , who wound up with 70.4 percent, almost gave the writers their largest group since the inaugural 1936 class of Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner. Thome is the other player to be elected in his first year of eligibility. He drove in at least 100 runs nine times, had a career on-base plus slugging percentage of.956 and was universally beloved as a teammate wherever he played.

World Mother: School shooting took life of a 'perfect sweet soul'
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Many students running for their lives didn't stop until they felt safe. She ran to the highway, hearing shot after shot behind her. "Five shots fired. The Marshall County High School shooting suspect is facing two counts of murder and 12 counts of first-degree assault. The police commissioner said students had recently undergone training on how to respond to shootings in their school hallways.

World First Turkish soldier killed in anti-Kurdish offensive
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France has called for a UN Security Council meeting later on Monday to discuss developments in flashpoint areas in war-torn Syria , including the Turkish operation. Turkey said one of its soldiers had been killed. "ISIS presently has one foot in the grave, and by maintaining an American military presence in Syria until the full and complete defeat of ISIS is achieved, it will soon have two".

World Trump's tariffs roundly condemned by the solar industry
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President Donald Trump today imposed tariffs on imported solar panel materials that are key to America's booming solar industry. The other 36,000 manufacturing jobs involve other equipment used on large solar farms and rooftop solar installations.

World US Works Diplomacy As Turks Attack Kurdish Afrin
Author: 0 US Works Diplomacy As Turks Attack Kurdish Afrin

Damascus said Syrian forces would respond accordingly, including, shooting Turkish warplanes out of the sky. Furthermore, the opportunity for what Lavrov has called "a constructive dialogue" with the United States has also been sacrificed on the altar of President Erdogan's ambition.

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