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The possibility of a government shutdown was avoidable

The possibility of a government shutdown was avoidable

The Republican-controlled House passed two spending bills with amendments aimed at crippling the law: one that would have repealed the medical device tax , and another that would have delayed the imp...

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Huge 6.5 magnitude quake hits Gulf of California

Huge 6.5 magnitude quake hits Gulf of California

The United States Geological Survey reported the quake struck at a depth of 6 miles. No damage was immediately reported. It was picked up some 50 miles north-east of the town of Loreto. The countr...

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What will Trump speak about in Davos next week?

South Africa is going to the WEF meeting just weeks after Ramaphosa was elected leader of the governing party, the African National Congress, positioning him as a possible president of the country aft...

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Nextera Energy Partners LP (NEP) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages

It has outperformed by 2.15% the S&P500. Ken Heebner decreased its stake in Marriott Intl Inc New (MAR) by 25.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 5,240 are owned by Hillto...

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Trump physical sparks 'girther' movement questioning President's height and weight

Trump physical sparks 'girther' movement questioning President's height and weight

Trump even demonstrated above-average exercise capacity despite his famous aversion to physical activity other than golf, Jackson said. "It's called genetics", Jackson said. To be fair, some expert...

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USA conducts Somali airstrike against al-Shabab, kills four

USA conducts Somali airstrike against al-Shabab, kills four

Al Shabaab said government forces, accompanied by drones, had attacked the school in Middle Shabelle region. The Somali government said no children were killed in the rescue. This came as African Unio...

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'Exercise? I get more than people think,' Donald Trump says

Navy doctor Ronny Jackson said at a press conference in the White House that Donald Trump received a ideal score on a test created to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive...

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President Trump in excellent health despite high cholesterol and being overweight

President Trump in excellent health despite high cholesterol and being overweight

Jackson said Trump has a history of elevated cholesterol. but he's taking Rx to control it. Jackson also said Trump's taking Propecia for his legendary and much maligned hair. "He is fit for duty", D...

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Jeff Merkley: Democrats willing to do short-term funding to keep government open

Jeff Merkley: Democrats willing to do short-term funding to keep government open

Schumer is suggesting passing a spending bill that would last for a few days instead, so that they can hash out a deal on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or " DACA ". "...

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Army soldier, BSF trooper among 4 killed in cross-border firing

Army soldier, BSF trooper among 4 killed in cross-border firing

The official said a BSF head constable Jagpal Singh sustained serious injuries in Pakistani troops firing in Samba district. All schools in areas close to the International Border were closed ...

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Kerala: Mother strangles teen son for 'teasing', sets body on fire

Kerala: Mother strangles teen son for 'teasing', sets body on fire

The woman had, three days back, approached the local police stating that her son was missing but it was only on Wednesday that police located Jeethu's half-burned body near their house in a rubber est...

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Is Chrissy Teigen having a boy or a girl?

Is Chrissy Teigen having a boy or a girl?

Model and presenter Chrissy , 32, unloaded her bare chest while preparing to film a live show of Lip Sync Battle , which she co-hosts with United States rapper LL Cool J. "If you have a name idea, s...

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Comey to Teach College Course on Ethical Leadership

Comey to Teach College Course on Ethical Leadership

Comey will teach the course in fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 with executive assistant professor Drew Stelljes. His book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies in Leadership" is due out in May, an...

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Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

A massive winter storm killed at least two people in Europe as powerful winds toppled trees, ripped roofs off of buildings and caused chaos in the streets. As the national weather service raised its w...

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MSU board of trustees give vote of support to Lou Anna Simon

We have our voices, and we are not going anywhere", Raisman said. "The tables have turned , Larry", Raisman said. As you know, Larry Nassar is being sentenced this week after more than 140 ...

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Suspect in attempted assault on officer captured

Suspect in attempted assault on officer captured

The suspect accused of trying to run over a North Dakota police officer with his vehicle is now in custody. Grand Forks Police Lt-Derick Zimmel says the Blue Alert program is only a few years old and ...

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North Korea cancels Hyon Song Wol delegation, provides no explanation

North Korea cancels Hyon Song Wol delegation, provides no explanation

It was supposed to be led by the art troupe's leader Hyon Song Wol. North Korea issued a notice delivered under the name of Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of...

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Olympics: In rarity for Games, Pyeongchang preparations run smoothly

Olympics: In rarity for Games, Pyeongchang preparations run smoothly

On Wednesday, North Korea agreed to allow a joint women's ice hockey team to participate at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics (February 9-25) and march together as one with their southern neighb...

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Stock In Spotlight: Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)

The stock of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) earned "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 9. While for the Next 5 years, the company could expect a growth of 7.66% per annum, whereas i...

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USS Fitzgerald returns to MS for repairs

USS Fitzgerald returns to MS for repairs

The USS Fitzgerald was damaged in a June 17th collision with a container ship off Japan which killed seven sailors . The Fitzgerald collision and a similar incident involving the USS John ...

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Is Jeff Flake thinking about challenging Trump in 2020?

Is Jeff Flake thinking about challenging Trump in 2020?

Jeff Flake (left) sat down with ABC News" Jonathan Karl, who wanted to know if Flake had any presidential ambitions of his own. Karl pressed Flake, asking if he would be " more likely to run for t...

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Congressional spending battle ensnares CHIP funding

Congressional spending battle ensnares CHIP funding

Democrats have supported reauthorizing the insurance program. With another government shutdown looming over talks in Washington, fears that health insurance for millions of children could be taken ...

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Eleven Gulf Power employees to help in Puerto Rico

Eleven Gulf Power employees to help in Puerto Rico

The camera looks into classrooms where pupils could be seen jumping up and down with joy and teachers can also be seen ringing bells. A small sample on what life on the island is like: This week, a sc...

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Government shutdown a possibility as Friday deadline approaches

Government shutdown a possibility as Friday deadline approaches

Lawmakers are scrambling and headlines are screaming Friday as the USA government heads towards a shutdown . But the facts aren't supporting their attempts to blame Democrats , especially when the...

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Winter Storm Watch Issued for 19 Minn. Counties, Twin Cities Included

Winter Storm Watch Issued for 19 Minn. Counties, Twin Cities Included

Impacts may not be with high snow totals , though that's a good possibility, but may include freezing rain and wintry mix that keeps snow totals on the lower end but still create risky conditions o...

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Trump, Schumer meet in effort avoid shutdown

Trump, Schumer meet in effort avoid shutdown

Administration officials said Trump had been actively engaged, calling lawmakers late into the night Thursday. Sen. Bob Casey says the GOP is mishandling the budget impasse. Officer of Managem...

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Donald Trump's administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

Donald Trump's administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

The appeal comes as President Donald Trump is attempting to negotiate a DACA deal with congressional Democrats to avoid a government shutdown. Throughout the lengthy legal battle, the conservati...

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Anti-Abortion 'March for Life' Brings Thousands to DC

Anti-Abortion 'March for Life' Brings Thousands to DC

Vice President Mike Pence introduced Trump as the "most pro-life president in history", noting his accomplishments. "It is wrong, it has to change", Mr. And groups like the SBA List are boosting t...

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Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term

Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term

The presentation was both folksy and matter-of-fact, as Jackson described the president's eyesight, cognitive skills and heart function as excellent , despite Trump's lack of exercise and fondnes...

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Trump, Schumer Meet Over Looming Shutdown Threat

Trump, Schumer Meet Over Looming Shutdown Threat

This is purely an attempt by the Senate Democrats, led by Mr. Schumer-that's why we call it the Schumer Shutdown-in order to try and get a shutdown they think this president gets blamed for. The curre...

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Trump could live 200 years if…, says White House physician

Trump could live 200 years if…, says White House physician

Dr Jackson said he would increase Mr Trump's daily dose of Crestor and bring in a nutritionist to work with White House chefs. Asked at the White House briefing if any additional cognitive tests s...

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Not clear what Trump will support on immigration: Senate leader

Not clear what Trump will support on immigration: Senate leader

That's because Democrats want the two measures to move together. The government will run out of funding Friday if Congress fails to pass a spending bill, and Republicans are trying to push another mon...

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The real problem with NAFTA is Canada, not Mexico, Paul Ryan says

The real problem with NAFTA is Canada, not Mexico, Paul Ryan says

We'll see what happens. Bill Morneau says he understands the uncertainty surrounding NAFTA might be causing some companies to hesitate in making investment decisions. The ministers face some press...

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Parents Charged In Torture Case

Parents Charged In Torture Case

They pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. The two are scheduled to make their first court appearance later today . Their bail has been set at $12 million each. They were up at night and slept...

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Could you pass the mental test Trump took?

Could you pass the mental test Trump took?

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment that Trump took includes remembering a list of spoken words; listening to a list of random numbers and repeating them backward; naming as many words that begin wi...

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Broken Lizard Releases Trailer for Indiegogo-Funded

Broken Lizard Releases Trailer for Indiegogo-Funded "Super Troopers 2"

We were treated to the first footage of Super Troopers 2 late in the summer and now we have our first look at the full-length trailer and it's just as hilarious as you think it is. All of the origin...

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North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South - ministry

North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South - ministry

The IOC earlier said its meeting "will have to take a series of essential decisions", including the size of the North Korean athletic delegation, the format of North Korea's participation and issues r...

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Local Republicans approve House measure preventing govt shutdown

Local Republicans approve House measure preventing govt shutdown

That may not happen because Republicans including South Carolina's Lindsey Graham and South Dakota's Mike Rounds have opposed the bill, and backing from Democrats is questionable. Still, he said t...

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Petersburg Honors MLK With Day Of Service

Petersburg Honors MLK With Day Of Service

More than a dozen St. Petersburg citizens stood in front of the mayor and council at a regularly scheduled meeting to voice their outrage and concern for how the city planned and executed the Martin ...

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Twitter Notifies Almost 700000 Users About Russian Tweets

Twitter Notifies Almost 700000 Users About Russian Tweets

The social media company said it's emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the USA who followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked a Tweet from these accounts during the election period, ...

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