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Could you pass the cognitive test taken by Trump?

Could you pass the cognitive test taken by Trump? Jackson said the 71-year-old president is 75 inches tall (6 foot 3) and weighs 239 pounds . US Navy doctor Ronny Jackson examined Donald Trump last week. "He has gone above and beyond what I would consider a requirement to demonstrate his cognitive abilities ", Jackson said and added about the exam: "It does rule out the need to do any other cognitive assessment". [Full Article...]

Cuomo pushes state tax reform, payroll tax in 2019 budget

Cuomo pushes state tax reform, payroll tax in 2019 budget Though not exactly part of the governor's budget proposal Cuomo used his speech to announce his directive for the state Department of Health to look into the feasibility of legalizing regulated recreational use of marijuana. Instead, he is punishing hardworking small business owners with a giant tax hike. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, a Suffolk County Republican, offered a succinct respo... [Full Article...]

Update on fatal crash near Dubbo, NSW

Update on fatal crash near Dubbo, NSW The Newell Highway is closed in both directions. A driver died after a fuel tanker and two other trucks collided on the M1 Pacific Motorway in the Lake Macquarie region. Authorities have described the scene as "absolute carnage". 'One auto is believed to be completely crushed under a truck, ' she said. "The Crash Investigation Unit will investigate versions from all drivers, any witnesses, t... [Full Article...]

Catalan parliament to meet, but without sacked leader

Catalan parliament to meet, but without sacked leader Carles Puigdemont , who is in self-imposed exile in Belgium, addressing a pro-secessionist rally in Barcelona last week through video link. Indeed, the fragile parliamentary majority the separatists won last month is further tested by the fact that eight of their 70 elected lawmakers are either in jail in Madrid or have joined Mr Puigdemont in Belgium. [Full Article...]

Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave

Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave The Leh town recorded a low of -15.0C, a Met department official said. People continued to enjoy summer-like weather due to sunshine though the night temperature remained several degrees below freezing point owing to dry conditions in Kashmir valley. [Full Article...]

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this "s-show" on immigration

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this Democratic and Republican lawmakers are vowing to push forward on a compromise bill to protect so-called "dreamers", beef up national security and amend other immigration rules, despite President Trump's declaration that the deal is " probably dead ". [Full Article...]

Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal

These nations include Botswana's Ian Khama, who condemned the remarks saying they were unacceptable. U.S. senator Richard Durbin, who was in the White House meeting, said the President had used the term. Hopes were high early last week when Trump held a bipartisan meeting on immigration at the White House. David Perdue, R-Ga., told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "The Week" on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Former Barcelona and Brazil forward Ronaldinho retires, agent confirms

Former Barcelona and Brazil forward Ronaldinho retires, agent confirms The 2005 Ballon d'Or recipient has since made a decision to hang up his boots, with Assis saying: "He [Ronaldinho] has stopped, it is ended". The former Barcelona forward, 37, has not played a match since leaving Fluminese in 2015. "There are now three arranged events - Mexico will be the next one, on March 1". He played 101 times for Brazil , scoring 35 goals including a 40-yard free kick ... [Full Article...]

Thermometer breaks at -62C in 'world's coldest village'

Thermometer breaks at -62C in 'world's coldest village' That didn't seem to bother the Chinese tourists much because they willingly took a dip in the freezing cold water. As Yakutian journalist Elena Pototskaya said: 'Today at the Pole of Cold in Oymyakon - in 65-degree frost - Chinese tourists swim in ice-free spring Yeyemu. [Full Article...]

(Image) Injured Chelsea player featured in team training for cup replay

(Image) Injured Chelsea player featured in team training for cup replay Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out with a hamstring problem so Danny Drinkwater could get a recall while I expect N'Golo Kante to be given the night off. "He could be ready for the next game or the next game". "He's shown me he is ready to play with the right concentration and be ready physically and tactically to play at this level". [Full Article...]

Order returns to SC as CJI, judges meet

Order returns to SC as CJI, judges meet The judges complained publicly that "administration of Supreme Court is not in order and there have been things less than desirable that have happened in the court". In an unprecedented press conference on January 12, four senior-most judges of the top court claimed that cases are being assigned selectively and allocated to benches of preference. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed once more

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed once more Wong had chosen not to fight the contempt of court charge that was laid against him after he refused to obey a court injunction order and leave a protest site. The others received suspended sentences. The name of the movement arose from the use of umbrellas as a tool for peaceful resistance to the Hong Kong police during the protests. [Full Article...]

Charlotte has winter weather advisory in effect. When could snow start?

Charlotte has winter weather advisory in effect. When could snow start? The entire state is now under a winter weather advisory . South wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Snowfall amounts aren't expected to be all that high, but temperatures in north and central Alabama will be especially cold, leading to possible significant travel issues. [Full Article...]

Modi, Netanyahu to hold road show in Ahmedabad

Modi, Netanyahu to hold road show in Ahmedabad The 8-km long roadshow will commence from Ahmedabad airport and will end at Sabarmati Ashram. Among other exhibits are a software for storing data in DNA strands, developed by the Gandhinagar-based Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology; the automatic sanitary napkin burner that produces only sterile ash, developed by Gujarat Technological University; autonomous... [Full Article...]

Fitzgerald, McCain commanders face criminal charges in deadly crashes

Fitzgerald, McCain commanders face criminal charges in deadly crashes The decision to file charges was made by Adm. James Caldwell after "careful deliberation", Hicks said. Cmdr. Bryce Benson served on the USS Fitzgerald , while Cmdr. Rowden is just the latest Pacific Fleet senior officer to leave his post earlier than scheduled following the two deadly collisions killed 17 Navy sailors. [Full Article...]

'I'm not a racist': Trump defends himself, denies making vulgar comments

Ashipala-Musavyi also said in the statement that the language Trump used had no place in diplomatic discourse and was contrary to the norms of civility. In a meeting with a group of senators, Trump had questioned why the USA would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shit hole countries" in Africa as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to one participant and people briefed on ... [Full Article...]

Matt Patricia Will Reportedly Take Detroit Lions Job Over NY Giants

Matt Patricia Will Reportedly Take Detroit Lions Job Over NY Giants Josh McDaniels has awaited his opportunity to get another head coaching job and it appears Indianapolis is wide open for him. And at 43 years old, this would be his first head coaching job. And Titans GM Jon Robinson feels just as strongly about McDaniels from everything I have heard for years since before he got hired in Nashville. Detroit might be the most comfortable landing spot for Pat... [Full Article...]

Ignore the president. Vote on the DACA deal

Ignore the president. Vote on the DACA deal It would also reauthorize a children's health insurance program for six years - a provision added to woo Democrats. It was unclear whether the House Republican leadership would get enough votes to pass the measure in that chamber. Democratic strategists involved in 2018 races acknowledged the complicated politics of immigration but noted that protections for Dreamers are politically popular across... [Full Article...]

Congress and drought are twins, says Narendra Modi

Congress and drought are twins, says Narendra Modi He was addressing the work commencement ceremony of the Rs 43,129 crore refinery project at Pachpadra in Barmer district on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Petroleum Minister Dharamendra Pradhan. Modi said his government does not believe in making mere announcements and takes up jobs only to bring them to logical ends. She said her government has saved Rs 40,000 cro... [Full Article...]

Sydney Train workers announce they'll be striking for 24 hours

Sydney Train workers announce they'll be striking for 24 hours Only yesterday they said they were going to strike. today they're going to bring on a 24-hour strike to the network. State Government officials are likely to organise bus services to replace train services affected by the strike action. Nearly 40 scheduled train services were cancelled ahead of the morning and afternoon peaks on Monday to avoid a repeat of last week's debacle that left thousands... [Full Article...]


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