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Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia

Wawrinka, Muguruza out in 2nd round, heat soars in Australia I get super dizzy. Djokovic said there should be rational conversations about rules that are imposed and that concern players' well- being. Monfils saved two more match points, the second with a superb crosscourt forehand, but Djokovic converted at the fourth attempt with a simple volley. [Full Article...]

Trump touts high score on cognitive test

Trump touts high score on cognitive test I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump told Reuters during an Oval Office interview. "I've found no reason whatsoever to think the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes", Jackson said. In answer to a reporter's question about the president's "mental fitness", Jackson stated that the president performed "exceedingly well" on his cognitive screening, achieving a flawles... [Full Article...]

What voters think of Trump at the one-year mark

What voters think of Trump at the one-year mark President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage" everywhere in Haiti MORE is wrapping up his first year in office with the lowest approval rating of any first-year president in decades, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll . [Full Article...]

U.S. won't meet N Korean officials during Pyeongchang Winter Games

U.S. won't meet N Korean officials during Pyeongchang Winter Games Korea watchers say Pyongyang is unlikely to acknowledge any link between the military parade and the Olympics , but while this year is a major anniversary, there has not been a major celebration of February 8 in many years. And no one will defend North Korea then. The two Koreas agreed in a working-level meeting Wednesday to hold a joint cultural event at Mount Kumgang in North Korea before ... [Full Article...]

58-year old Kentucky man charged with assaulting Sen. Rand Paul

58-year old Kentucky man charged with assaulting Sen. Rand Paul The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of IN announced Friday that Boucher is pleading guilty to one count of assaulting a member of Congress, according to the Washington Post . Matt Baker, Boucher's attorney, said he plans to argue for Boucher to be placed on probation. An attorney for Boucher did not immediately respond to a request for comment but said in a November interview tha... [Full Article...]

Government drops bid to stop black-cab rapist's prison release

Government drops bid to stop black-cab rapist's prison release David Gauke, the new Justice Secretary, commissioned advice on the highly unusual step of seeking a judicial review himself last weekend. The head of the influential Home Affairs Select Committee, Yvette Cooper, hit out at today's announcement. [Full Article...]

South Korea considers shutting down domestic cryptocurrency exchanges

South Korea considers shutting down domestic cryptocurrency exchanges Bitcoin was sitting at around $14,000 before it dropped to below $10,000, though it's climbed back up to more than $11,000 on Wednesday . Bitcoin dropped below $10,000 today, and it's now worth just over half of its peak value. "My conjecture is that cryptocurrency holders are trying to decide whether to abandon bitcoin because its limitations mean it will be superseded by better product... [Full Article...]

Key senators to watch as US government shutdown looms

Key senators to watch as US government shutdown looms Lawmakers had two options: Agree to a one month, temporary spending measure, known on Capitol Hill as a continuing resolution (CR), or shut down the government until funding could be agreed on. The head of the Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), told reporters that he won assurances from GOP leaders for votes in coming weeks to hold votes on funding for the military, along with a vote ... [Full Article...]

After House action, it's up to the Senate to avert a shutdown

After House action, it's up to the Senate to avert a shutdown Democrats are threatening not to back the stopgap funding measure unless a deal is reached to protect so-called Dreamers from deportation - young people who entered the U.S. Chuck Schumer , on threatening a shutdown over protections for illegal immigrants who came to the country while they were young, or " dreamers ". If the short-term spending legislation does advance in the Senate, it will... [Full Article...]

Alabama's Saban lands new offensive coordinator

Alabama's Saban lands new offensive coordinator The 48-year-old Locksley also had an opportunity to join the staff under Willie Taggart but elected to stay at Alabama. Instead, it's Locksley, who is in his third year with Alabama. The move comes after Alabama lost previous offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to the National Football League, as the 42-year-old accepted a job as the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills earlier in the wee... [Full Article...]

How a government shutdown would impact Texas

How a government shutdown would impact Texas After the bill arrived from the House, McConnell reiterated that he thinks the debate over the status of undocumented individuals who came to the United States when they were children has no place in a debate over averting a lapse in spending. [Full Article...]

Dolly Parton Recognized For Two World Records In Country Music

Dolly Parton Recognized For Two World Records In Country Music The record organization recognized the singer for having the " Most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Country Songs chart " and the " Most hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist ". The superstar first hit the charts in 1967 with her debut hit "Dumb Blonde", and hit the top 20 in the same year with "Something Fishy". Parton's other world records include the longest span b... [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM announces she's pregnant for 1st time

New Zealand PM announces she's pregnant for 1st time Speaking to reporters outside her Auckland home, Ardern said her partner, Clarke Gayford , would care for the "surprise" addition full time and that the whole family would travel together when necessary. "Aside from her infectious excitement, it's refreshing to see her so deftly sweep aside any potential arguments that she can't be both prime minister and a mother". [Full Article...]

SCOTUS Will Hear Objections To Trump's Travel Ban

SCOTUS Will Hear Objections To Trump's Travel Ban Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing that they were appealing the January 9 ruling by a federal judge preventing Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The appellate court on the West Coast has handed the president several losses, including on his various travel ban and sanctuary cities executive orders. [Full Article...]

USA to bring its military to unprecedented level

USA to bring its military to unprecedented level He said the Islamic State group's "physical caliphate" in Iraq and Syria had been defeated, but that IS, al-Qaida and other extremists still pose threats across the globe. Jim Mattis said Russian Federation and China are potential adversaries for the US. Mattis went on to say the goal of this strategy is to send a message to anyone that wants to take on the U.S. [Full Article...]

Armenia PM to participate in World Economic Forum in Davos

Armenia PM to participate in World Economic Forum in Davos Karen Karapetyan will also participate in the informal gathering of World Economic Leaders (IGWEL), the release said. The presidential end-of-year balance sheet is indeed not as bad as many at Davos had expected. This will be a very significant visit and will give a message about our engagements with the world, he said. He will deliver the opening plenary address on 23rd of January. [Full Article...]

Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to fullest extent of law

Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to fullest extent of law Meanwhile, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai yesterday called out on Pakistan Prime Minister's bluff that there is no case against 2008 Mumbai mastermind Hafiz Saeed . The spokesperson added, "We regard him as a terrorist, a part of a foreign terrorist organization". However, earlier in the month, Pakistan's interior ministry "blacklisted" Saeed and his group the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). [Full Article...]

Even the highest paid TV actress has struggled negotiating equal pay

Even the highest paid TV actress has struggled negotiating equal pay The show already holds the title of ABC's highest-rated series. But "as women, we're like, 'Oh, can I ask for that?" "I was always loyal to her, and she responds well to loyalty", says the actress. With a $20 million salary ― that's $575,000 per episode ― and a seven-figure signing bonus, plus two full backend equity points on the series (estimated to be worth another $6 to $7 million), Pomp... [Full Article...]

I'm not a racist, says Trump on vulgar talk

I'm not a racist, says Trump on vulgar talk He also denied he was a racist . A USA judge ruled last Tuesday that DACA should remain in effect until legal challenges brought in multiple courts are resolved. The comments drew immediate and intense backlash from leaders around the globe. In a separate tweet , Trump repeated his desire for merit-based immigration policies. [Full Article...]

Bannon Given More Time to Sort Out with White House

Bannon Given More Time to Sort Out with White House Pretty much everything is off limits until the president says it's not. Steve Bannon , ex-chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has refused to answer a broad range of questions at a committee hearing probing alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]


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