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North Korea to Hit High Note at Olympics

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may send his personal all-female pop band to the Olympics in South Korea . The bilateral talks between the two estranged Countries were held last week at the Thongil House in Panmunjom, North Korea. The two nations also agreed yesterday to hold talks at Panmunjom tomorrow on logistics and details for the visit by the North's athletes. "Frankly, I do not know wh... [Full Article...]

With shutdown looming, Trump flip-flops repeatedly on DACA

In September, Trump announced he would gradually end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which was created by President Barack Obama through an executive action. Many Democrats have said they will not vote for a spending bill this week needed to avoid a partial government shutdown without a deal on DACA. [Full Article...]

Doctor says Trump in 'excellent' health

Last week, Mr Trump underwent a three-hour examination in his first medical check-up since becoming United States president. "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions", Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Trump and his doctor discussed his diet and exercise during last week's physical and set a goal of losing 10-15 pounds. News reports in recent weeks have also shed li... [Full Article...]

Alibaba's AI beats humans in reading test

Alibaba's AI beats humans in reading test Alibaba says its deep neural network model has outscored humans in a global reading test, paving the way for the underlying technology to reduce the need for human input. "That would let drivers more easily find the answer they need in a dense auto manual, saving time and effort in tense or hard situations", wrote Microsoft representative Allison Linn in a January 15 announcement. [Full Article...]

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them President Trump on Sunday emphatically denied saying Haiti and other African countries were "s-hole countries", adding that he is the " least racist person " reporters "have ever interviewed". Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7, of Chadds Ford said. Meanwhile, President Trump says he thinks a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) deal is probably dead because he says Democrats don't rea... [Full Article...]

Qatari Royal Says UAE Prince Is Holding Him 'Against His Will'

Qatari Royal Says UAE Prince Is Holding Him 'Against His Will' Abu Dhabi is also looking at re-routing flights to Bahrain to avoid Qatari airspace, as a feud between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours escalates. The ministry stressed Bahrain's support for the UAE and for all measures it takes to protect its security and stability and put an end to such violations by Qatar, the statement added. [Full Article...]

Civil Rights Groups, US Lawmakers Condemn Trump's "sh*thole countries" Remarks

Civil Rights Groups, US Lawmakers Condemn Trump's President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed back against claims he's a racist after news broke he allegedly called Haiti and African nations "s**thole countries", according to multiple lawmakers in the room. Lindsey Graham had a message for the president. The African ambassadors said they are "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration towards Africa and people of A... [Full Article...]

Sean Payton on "Skol" clap to Vikings fans: Good playoff fun

Sean Payton on New Orleans took its first lead of the day at the 3:01 mark with a 14-yard scoring strike from Drew Brees to Alvin Kamara, Brees' third touchdown pass of the second half. The Vikings had a false start on the first play of the series and the clock was ticking down. The theme throughout the game was "Bring it Home". Just another playoff Sunday in a world where it's not so much who wins, but w... [Full Article...]

Freedom House: Georgia still most free in region

Freedom House: Georgia still most free in region According to him political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade in 2017 and democracy is in crisis. "Turkey's passage over the threshold from " Partly Free " to "Not Free" is the culmination of a long and accelerating slide in Freedom in the World", wrote Michael Abramowitz, Freedom House's president. [Full Article...]

Shreveport, Bossier school closures for Tuesday

Shreveport, Bossier school closures for Tuesday Joseph Catholic Schools will be closed. CLOSED: St. Bernard Prep School will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Young Audiences Charter School has cancelled all after school activities. Tuesday, Phenix City Schools announced, "All entities of Phenix City Schools will be closed Wednesday". Franklin Special Schools District has not announced any closing or delay for Wednesday but it is their polic... [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders claims Trump isn't racist because he was on TV

Sarah Sanders claims Trump isn't racist because he was on TV If they are who they want to try to portray him as, why did they want to be with him for years and years in various activities, whether it was events and fundraisers and other things, I think it's just an outrageous and ludicrous excuse. Michael Gerson, the conservative columnist, wrote in The Washington Post on Tuesday that Trump "makes offhand racist comments, he promotes racial stereotypes, a... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan's maiden Test in Bangalore in June

Afghanistan's maiden Test in Bangalore in June The Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ) had announced last month that India would host Afghanistan's maiden Test match . The war-torn nation's team has played the majority of its home games in India , which supported its quest for Test status. [Full Article...]

Ava DuVernay And Black-ish Lead The 2018 NAACP Image Award Winners

Ava DuVernay And Black-ish Lead The 2018 NAACP Image Award Winners Anderson also said he doesn't think Oprah Winfrey will run for president. The Catwoman star was nominated for Outstanding Actress In A Motion Picture for her role in Kidnap , but lost out to Gifted's Octavia Spencer . Halle Berry wasn't getting her panties in a bunch over her wardrobe at the NAACP Image Awards this week. which is easy when you're not wearing any. [Full Article...]

Three injured in Vancouver shooting at East Broadway and Ontario Street

Three injured in Vancouver shooting at East Broadway and Ontario Street The Coquitlam teen injured in Saturday night's shooting has died. Police say the teenager was in a vehicle that happened to be driving by during the shooting. He was known to police. "My message to the family is this: We will not ever be able to fully comprehend your grief". The last loss of an innocent life he could recall was a shooting in 2004 outside a Gastown nightclub that claimed the ... [Full Article...]

Perdue's shifting story on Trump expletive faces more scrutiny

The White House has not denied that Trump uttered the word "shithole", though Trump has pushed back on some depictions of the meeting. Two groups will hold a rally Tuesday against Georgia Senator David Purdue, who emphatically claims President Trump did not use racist remarks when talking about certain African and Caribbean countries. [Full Article...]

SC to look at petition seeking SIT investigation into Judge Loya's death

SC to look at petition seeking SIT investigation into Judge Loya's death Maintaining that he has "no suspicion" over the death of his father and that his family has no allegations to make against any one, late CBI Special Judge BH Loya's son Anuj on Sunday urged the media , lawyers, NGOs and others "not to harass" them in the matter. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's lawyers paid off sexual misconduct accuser for $130k

Donald Trump's lawyers paid off sexual misconduct accuser for $130k A second actor in pornographic films told the Daily Beast she had been invited to join Trump when he was with Stephanie Clifford, who performs under the name Stormy Daniels . Daniels". Now another porn star, Alana Evans , has come forward with a story that bolsters WSJ's claims. The Daily Beast also confirmed that they were attempting to set-up an interview with her, but she reneged ju... [Full Article...]

3.2 million more Americans are without health insurance since Trump took office

3.2 million more Americans are without health insurance since Trump took office According to Gallup , the 1.3 point increase is an estimated 3.2 million Americans who became uninsured in 2017. But it's up from a low point of 10.9 percent recorded in the quarter of 2016. The uninsured rate among low-income adults increased 2 points in 2017. "Further, media coverage of the policies to repeal and replace the healthcare law may have caused some consumers to question wheth... [Full Article...]

Church credibility in focus as Pope heads for Latin America

Church credibility in focus as Pope heads for Latin America En route from Italy to Chile on Monday, Pope Francis told journalists of his concerns about war, and especially the use of nuclear weapons, giving each of them a photo of a child in Nagasaki. On Thursday, the pope will go to Peru for a three-day visit. He and others inside the Vatican speak openly of a Chilean church "in crisis" as a result, a remarkable admission of the scandal's toll on a ch... [Full Article...]

Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing for him

Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing for him Also, last week, Tudose and Dragnea disagreed on whether interior minister Carmen Dan should resign after a police officer was charged with pedophilia. Dragnea can not be prime minister because of a suspended jail sentence he received for rigging a referendum. In February 2017, the government backed down on altering anti-corruption laws that would have let politicians off the hook after the bi... [Full Article...]


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