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Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada The president denied he made the comments on Friday. Lindsey Graham were mistaken in indicating that was the case. Is it going to help Republicans keep the House and Senate in the elections later this year? Black leaders were caught in a surreal moment at the White House on Friday as the storm over Trump's remarks was breaking. [Full Article...]

Car Ploughs Into Pedestrians In Brazil

Car Ploughs Into Pedestrians In Brazil Some of the injured pedestrians, which included four children and a baby, have been taken to the Miguel Couto and Souza Aguiar hospitals. A auto has reportedly ploughed into pedestrians in Brazil. Police confirmed they had to intervene to prevent the driver from being injured. According to RT, authorities reportedly found anti-epilepsy medication inside the vehicle. [Full Article...]

North And South Korea to Walk Under Unified Flag at Winter Olympics

North And South Korea to Walk Under Unified Flag at Winter Olympics The upcoming Winter Olympics marks a massive diplomatic breakthrough for North and South Korea as their athletes will reportedly be marching together under the Korean Unification Flag during the event's opening ceremony . But North Korea's participation in the games isn't certain. Washington has maintained its stance that it will not "accept" any peace process with "nuclear" No... [Full Article...]

Haslam touts state 2017 employment success

Haslam touts state 2017 employment success However the average number of hours worked per week fell from a year earlier, from 31.4 hours to 29.6 hours. Leisure and Hospitality gained 500 jobs (+0.1%) over the month. In December, Georgia added 5,600 new jobs to end the year with an all-time record high of 4.52 million. The state added 2,300 people to the labor force and 9,200 more people found jobs. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court blocks order to redraw NC congressional districts

Supreme Court blocks order to redraw NC congressional districts On Tuesday, the state's top court heard arguments from voters stating that the current map which was drawn by republicans in 2011 discriminates against democratic voters. The facts of this case , they told the justices, are so "shocking" that they would amount to partisan gerrymandering under any test that the court might eventually establish in Gill and Benisek v. [Full Article...]

Countries to continue pressure on N.Korea

Countries to continue pressure on N.Korea Jeffrey Lewis, a top expert on North Korea , wrote a column published over the weekend suggesting the USA should bomb Kim Jong Un's personal toilet to put the fear in him. Trump recently praised the resumption of talks between North and South Korea, and signalled his "openness" to United States talks with North Korea "under the right circumstances". [Full Article...]

New York Governor Wants To Close The Tax Loophole For Carried Interest

New York Governor Wants To Close The Tax Loophole For Carried Interest Cuomo, a Democrat, has repeated his contention that the federal changes are punishing high-tax states like NY and California, where Gov. Here's a story I have in today's Times Union about the preliminary plan to shift employee income taxes to employer payroll taxes. [Full Article...]

Former Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka Has A Warrant Out For His Arrest

Former Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka Has A Warrant Out For His Arrest Gorka left his White House position in August, a week after the exit of chief strategist Steve Bannon. The same can not be said of his former adviser Sebastian Gorka , an ex-Breitbart editor whose theatrical accent, flimsy academic credentials , obsession with Sun Tzu , and questionable ties to an anti-Semitic Hungarian paramilitary group briefly made him the most eccentric member of the Tru... [Full Article...]

Phoenix man accused of killing nine people during three-week period

Phoenix man accused of killing nine people during three-week period Cooksey was arrested inside his mother's home on 17 December after the two victims had been shot dead. Now, a month after his arrest, Phoenix authorities say they have tied Cooksey to seven other unsolved homicides. Experts say Maria Villanueva, 43, was sexually attacked and killed by Cooksey on December 16. Investigators discovered Cooksey had been at the apartment complex earlier in the day. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett dies in helicopter crash

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett dies in helicopter crash As the treasurer for the Movement for Democratic Change party, he drew the ire of ousted leader Robert Mugabe. The former Marine corporal was flying over the mountains, about 15 miles east of the small city of Raton, near the Colorado state line, at around 6pm when something went wrong. [Full Article...]

Trump on Exercising: 'I Mean I Walk, I This, I That'

Trump on Exercising: 'I Mean I Walk, I This, I That' AP photo Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington . "Those four factors alone put him at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease", she said. Mr Trump announced previous year that he will end the Obama-era DACA program unless legislators come up with a solution by March. Members of Congress from both par... [Full Article...]

White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health

White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health His lectern-side manner was both professional and disarming - the polar opposite of Trump's personal physician, who drew ridicule with his medical pronouncements on the candidate back in 2015. Mishori disagreed with Jackson's assessment that Trump would be healthy for the rest of his term and possibly a second four-year term. He joked that he knew just how the president felt. [Full Article...]

Winter weather takes aim at North Carolina

Winter weather takes aim at North Carolina Problems are worst in areas that had the most snow and ice, about 3 inches. Early Thursday in Washington County of North Carolina, a person was killed when a auto slid off an icy road, said Julia Jarema of the state's emergency management department. [Full Article...]

Australia PM Turnbull in Japan for financial, safety…

The two leaders also agreed to cooperate on Abe's "Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy", which is created to help growth in Asia and Africa and curb Chinese influence in these regions. Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe viewed a PAC-3 missile interceptor at a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force camp in Funabashi city, just outside Tokyo. [Full Article...]

Funding bill to keep U.S. government open narrowly passes House

Funding bill to keep U.S. government open narrowly passes House The measure is created to give White House and congressional bargainers more time to work through disputes on immigration and the budget that they've tangled over for months. Trump himself weighed in from Pennsylvania, where he flew to help a GOP candidate in a special congressional election. No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer said Democrats have not decided whether they will support another c... [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation head urges Macedonia to end dispute with Greece, reform

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation head urges Macedonia to end dispute with Greece, reform Negotiators from both sides met in NY on Wednesday at a meeting held by the United Nations mediator on the issue. A dispute over the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's name is holding back the Balkan state's ambitions of both joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the EU. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief: Iran deal must be preserved

United Nations chief: Iran deal must be preserved Worldwide concerns over nuclear weapons are the highest they have been since the Cold War, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Thursday, calling for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflicts. [Full Article...]

Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open

Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open Here's how to blame the party you're against for a government shutdown . But Republicans on Capitol Hill aren't so sure. Democrats are taking a stand on immigration on a totally unrelated spending bill: If the government shuts down, it's likely that more Democrats will have voted against a spending bill than Republicans . [Full Article...]

Met Office warns of a wild night as gales move east

Met Office warns of a wild night as gales move east Met Eireann said: "During Thursday night scattered wintry showers will continue with the risk of hail or thunder". The chief forecaster's assessment adds: "A deepening area of low pressure is expected to track east across the United Kingdom during Wednesday night and early Thursday". [Full Article...]

First Baptist program honors Martin Luther King Jr

First Baptist program honors Martin Luther King Jr This took place throughout Martin Luther King Jr . Day. "He knew from the beginning that it would probably cost him his life", Morris said. While most banks, schools and government offices were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. "You see this room full of donations and items and it's nearly like shopping for someone you don't know", Walker said. "As we approach the 50th anniversary of hi... [Full Article...]


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