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Senate Heads to Immigration Showdown Votes With No Clear Outcome

Senate Heads to Immigration Showdown Votes With No Clear Outcome As such, the White House is considering issuing a veto threat to the legislation, Politico reported . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on four amendments regarding immigration Wednesday. That plan would enshrine the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into law, giving Dreamers a chance to live and work legally but without a pathway to citizenship... [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Form New Commands for Maritime Security, Logistics

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Form New Commands for Maritime Security, Logistics Deputy Prime Minister Karakachanov is expected today to hold talks with US Defense Secretary James Matisse. On the one hand, American defense spending has dropped compared to 2010, but Canada and NATO's European members taken together have not increased their spending in return until 2017. [Full Article...]

The Obamas issue strong response to their National Portrait Gallery paintings

The Obamas issue strong response to their National Portrait Gallery paintings Created by Congress in 1962, the National Portrait Gallery began commissioning portraits of outgoing presidents in 1994 with Ronald Sherr's painting of George H.W. Barack only wishes that Wiley would have made his ears smaller or removed some of the grey hair. Those who turned out for the ceremony included filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife , actress Kate Capshaw, who helped fund the po... [Full Article...]

Tillerson meets Erdogan to ease Turkey tensions

Tillerson meets Erdogan to ease Turkey tensions Turkey is the main Muslim ally of the United States within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and one of Washington's most powerful friends in the Middle East dating back to the Cold War era. Buldan said she wants to revive a peace process that collapsed three years ago, what she calls "a turning point for Turkey". Friedman, who thinks the Syrian conflict could be solved according to the mod... [Full Article...]

Oxfam admits 'serious error' after re-hiring man sacked over Haiti misconduct

Oxfam admits 'serious error' after re-hiring man sacked over Haiti misconduct The UK charity commission has launched a statutory inquiry amid claims that Oxfam covered up cases of sexual misconduct in Haiti . "Hiring Singh, even in an emergency as a short-term consultant, was a serious error and should never have happened", a spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Accountability court rejects Sharif family's exemption request

Accountability court rejects Sharif family's exemption request The accountability court, on Thursday dismissed the Sharif family's application seeking exemption from personal attendance for a fortnight to visit ailing former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz. Mr Sharif among the three accused are attending hearings of courts with consistency. The high court also ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial into the Sharif family's wider finances, including the L... [Full Article...]

President Trump Addresses the Nation after Florida School Shooting

President Trump Addresses the Nation after Florida School Shooting Fourteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . Teachers were warned in advance about the teenager who allegedly carried out a mass shooting at his former school in Florida , US media are reporting . [Full Article...]

Snow in the forecast for MA this weekend

Snow in the forecast for MA this weekend Ahead of that storm system we will see steady wind speeds Friday of 20-25 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour. Rain is expected again Wednesday night into Thursday morning, but it should clear up again later in the day, the weather service said. A blustery night with a chance of snow is predicted. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned of alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz months ago

Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned of alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz months ago Parkland was named Florida's safest city in 2017, CNN had reported citing a report by the Washington-based National Council for Home Safety. "This epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting ", he added. [Full Article...]

Ending 9-Year Rule, Jacob Zuma Resigns As President Of South Africa

Ending 9-Year Rule, Jacob Zuma Resigns As President Of South Africa Zuma said he had learned that before I respond to the initial decision a new decision has been made by the ANC that a motion of no confidence had been tabled for tomorrow afternoon. The 75-year-old faces more than 780 allegations of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal. "The NEC themselves said that I must resign‚ and I find that very odd that I should do so because this is not the first... [Full Article...]

Ethiopian Prime Minister Resigns: State Media

Ethiopian Prime Minister Resigns: State Media Hailemariam, 52, said he would stay on in a caretaker capacity until the EPRDF and the Parliament named a new prime minister, according to Reuters. Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation follows the release of opposition prisoners after a week of protests in the country against human rights abuses and violence perpetrated by the security forces. [Full Article...]

Wave watch: Democrat wins Trump district in Sarasota special election

Wave watch: Democrat wins Trump district in Sarasota special election But it gradually transformed into a referendum about Trump . "More importantly, there were a significant amount of Republicans that crossed over and voted for Margaret Good ". Scott and U.S. Sen. 51% of voters said they would prefer that Democrats get elected as a check against President Trump; 39% said they would prefer that Republicans get elected. [Full Article...]

S. Africa's Zuma submits letter of resignation to parliament - speaker

S. Africa's Zuma submits letter of resignation to parliament - speaker If he doesn't follow the ANC's recall directive, he could force a motion of no-confidence in parliament. " The huge news is that Zuma has now resigned which has actually developed a great deal of ecstasy ..." Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), said his party would not take part in the election of a new president as it would not legitimise an ANC candidate. [Full Article...]

The North Korean figure skaters keep getting better and better

The North Korean figure skaters keep getting better and better North Korea's figure skaters aren't going to medal at the Winter Olympics , but they skated better than ever in Pyeongchang. A high-level delegation had arrived in Pyeongchang in South Korea for a three-day visit earlier that was led by the North Korean ceremonial head of state, Kim-Yong nam. [Full Article...]

Lawyer: The family that the suspected shooter lived with is in shock

Lawyer: The family that the suspected shooter lived with is in shock There are no details yet on when that visit will take place though he will be headed this weekend to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, which is about 40 miles away from the school . But House Republican Speaker Paul Ryan rejected a call to create a special congressional committee to study gun violence. Earlier Thursday, he suggested the suspect was "mentally disturbed". [Full Article...]

Armed Student Arrested At Loch Raven High School

Armed Student Arrested At Loch Raven High School In a letter sent to parents Thursday, Principal Edward Owusu wrote that "illegal and risky behavior will not be tolerated in our school community". Lake Nona High School assistant principal Adele Salazar said in a message to the campus community that another student saw the boy on the bus with what appeared to be a gun and alerted staff. [Full Article...]

Shaun White apologizes for calling sex harassment claims 'gossip'

Shaun White apologizes for calling sex harassment claims 'gossip' White faced a battle on another front after being forced to apologise for dragging the American flag on the ground following his win in the snowboard halfpipe. In her lawsuit, Zawaideh also included screenshots of alleged text exchanges from White . As White was competing, many on social media resurfaced the details from the lawsuit by a former drummer in White's rock band, Bad Thin... [Full Article...]

Shocking Rent Prices Shows It's time To Implement Rent Law

Shocking Rent Prices Shows It's time To Implement Rent Law In the rest of Limerick , rents were on average 9.5% higher in the final three months of 2017 than a year previously. That is 26%, or nearly €380 a month, higher than the previous peak in 2008. "Rent Pressure Zones and other measures can not work without proper monitoring and enforcement by the Residential Tenancies Board". "But it also means that people can't leave homelessness behind because ... [Full Article...]

Fannie Mae Will Require Treasury Draw of About $3.7 Billion

Fannie Mae Will Require Treasury Draw of About $3.7 Billion Fannie Mae had a $6.7 billion write-down that resulted in a $6.5 billion fourth-quarter loss and a $3.7 billion draw from the Treasury. Fannie Mae, which has been under the purview of the federal government since the 2008 financial crisis, has been signaling that it would need the cash infusion for months. [Full Article...]

Trump paid United States dollars 130k to adult star: lawyer

Trump paid United States dollars 130k to adult star: lawyer Cohen added that he has neither sought nor received reimbursement from Trump , any of his businesses or his political campaign for the controversial payment. Stephanie Clifford , known as Stormy Daniels . "I will always protect Mr. Trump ", he said. At the same time , developments in the freaky case are fueling questions about whether such a payment could violate federal campaign finan... [Full Article...]


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