• New HHS department created to protect religious freedom
New HHS department created to protect religious freedom

In contrast to the Trump administration , the Obama administration issued a rule interpreting the provision barring sex discrimination under Obamacare to bar medical providers from discriminating against transgender patients or women who have had abortions .

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  • Here's what happens if the federal government shuts down
Here's what happens if the federal government shuts down

Congress passed several stopgap spending bills - the last in late December to extend the deadline into January - to avert a government shutdown during a turbulent budget season, with the Senate falling far behind the House, which passed all appropriations bills before the start of the fiscal year October 1.

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  • India successfully tests nuke missile
India successfully tests nuke missile

Sarawat told The Hindu newspaper . Thursday's test involved a canister from a road-mobile launcher, giving the military the option of quickly transporting the missile to another place if necessary, according to the Times of India. Its last test was held in December a year ago. As NBC News reported , just over a year ago Pakistan tested its fi...

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  • Hostages taken as four gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
Hostages taken as four gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Casualties are yet to be confirmed but the attackers appear to be armed with suicide bombs, a government spokesman said. Security officials said it is believed that some people have been taken hostage by the attackers. Gunmen have attacked a hotel in Afghanistan, where they are exchanging fire with security forces. The details of the attack are...

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  • Trump Has 'Incredibly Good Genes,' White House Doctor Says
Trump Has 'Incredibly Good Genes,' White House Doctor Says

US President Donald Trump chows down on some McDonald's fries. Trump had his first physical last Friday. In a press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the administration stood by the assessment of Trump's doctor, Navy Rear Adm.

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  • Status orange weather warning for Atlantic coast
Status orange weather warning for Atlantic coast

A yellow warning of snow is likely to remain in place across most of the country until Friday. The continent's northwest is already facing an onslaught from brisk winds and squally showers, with thunder snow likely across the British Isles on Tuesday.

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  • Supreme Court to issue final verdict on Trump travel ban
Supreme Court to issue final verdict on Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case in the spring and issue its decision in June, despite an already-overcrowded docket of high-profile cases. Only liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have allowed the president's order to remain blocked. For now, most citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria...

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  • Irish Prime Minister Provokes Fury Over UK Veteran Comments
Irish Prime Minister Provokes Fury Over UK Veteran Comments

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit , as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum. Juncker and Tusk's overtures came as a commission paper suggested the European Union is toughening its stance on the transition period after the offic...

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  • Aced it: Doc says Trump got flawless score on cognitive test
Aced it: Doc says Trump got flawless score on cognitive test

Oz" show to give details of a physical performed by his longtime physician, the eccentric Dr. Harold Bornstein. "It's the opposite of what I campaigned for", Trump said. Based on those interactions, Jackson said he personally saw no need to administer a dementia screening. "I would say right now on a day-to-day basis, he doesn't have a dedica...

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  • Lebanon bans Spielberg's 'The Post'
Lebanon bans Spielberg's 'The Post'

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's film " The Post " will be shown in Lebanese cinemas this Thursday after Lebanon's Interior Ministry revoked its ban by the country's General Security Directorate. "We think this is not the right decision", he said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also confirmed to AFP on Monday that Spi...

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  • Brigitte Bardot: actresses complain about harassment to…
Brigitte Bardot: actresses complain about harassment to…

She signed an open letter by 100 prominent women that claimed that #MeToo had become a puritanical "witch-hunt" which threatened sexual freedom. "I have never been a victim of sexual harassment". Bardot said. This isn't the first time Bardot has shared a controversial, harmful opinion. Bardot has five fines for inciting racial hatred toward...

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  • Facebook to examine claims of Russian Federation interference in Brexit vote
Facebook to examine claims of Russian Federation interference in Brexit vote

Though he gave no firm deadline for delivering a fresh report - beyond estimating "a number of weeks". In the May 2017 French Presidential elections, Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts linked to fake news, disinformation, and spam prior to the elections.

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  • Tripura votes on Feb 18; Meghalaya, Nagaland polls on Feb 27
Tripura votes on Feb 18; Meghalaya, Nagaland polls on Feb 27

The ruling Congress that now has 23 MLAs in the 60-member assembly said they are ready to battle it out keeping the interest of the common people in mind. In a pre-poll booklet, the CPI (M) said, "The BJP has grabbed the position of the main opposition in many states without winning a single seat in the polls and has also used the CBI and income ta...

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  • Photo shows password stuck to screen at Hawaii's emergency management office
Photo shows password stuck to screen at Hawaii's emergency management office

Employees have been the target of physical threats following a false alarm Saturday about a ballistic missile headed towards Hawaii . He said the process could add another five minutes, further cutting into the time that people have to prepare for a disaster.

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  • Fisherman sues after dramatic boat crash caught on video
Fisherman sues after dramatic boat crash caught on video

Larsen's own son-in-law, who was on the boat during the crash, reportedly admitted to police that the 75-year-old uses his cell phone while driving the boat and had been off-and-on his cell before the crash. The crash occurred in August on the Columbia River, but the lawsuit was filed earlier this month. Larson is charged with reckless operation ...

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  • Michael R. Doty, SC Sheriff's Detective, Dies After Ambush Shooting
Michael R. Doty, SC Sheriff's Detective, Dies After Ambush Shooting

Sheriff's Detective Michael R. Doty died of his injuries, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said on the department's Facebook page. Sheriff's deputies initially went to the home outside York, a city of about 7,000 people roughly 12 miles south of the North Carolina state line, after 10 p.m.

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  • Trump Denies Saying He Has Good Relationship with Kim Jong
Trump Denies Saying He Has Good Relationship with Kim Jong

Tillerson said , "It's an unacceptable outcome that Kim is making that choice, and we're not going to take any responsibility for the fact that he's choosing to make his own people suffer". The bureaucrat, who asked not to be named, was outlining Japan's hardline approach on North Korea to visiting journalists from the 10 Asean countries.

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  • Facebook selfie showing evidence of murder
Facebook selfie showing evidence of murder

This photo of Cheyenne Antoine (left) and Brittney Gargol (right) discovered by police showed Antoine's belt to be the same as the one found at the murder scene. "It's wrong and shouldn't have happened", Antoine wrote in a statement her lawyer read aloud in court. She was sentenced to seven years in prison. Cheyenne Rose Antoine would never hav...

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  • Erdogan: NATO must take stance against United States over border force
Erdogan: NATO must take stance against United States over border force

A US disengagement from Syria would provide Iran with an opportunity to reinforce its position in Syria, Tillerson said. Mustafa Sejari, a senior official in Syria's mainstream rebel group, said the envoys described to USA officials the damaging impact of President Donald Trump's decision past year to stop equipping and training certain rebel gro...

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  • Government starts WTO action against Canada's wine restrictions
Government starts WTO action against Canada's wine restrictions

Similar to the complaint filed by the United States, Australia claimed that rules within the Canadian province of British Columbia, where local wines are sold in grocery shops but imported wines are required to be contained to a "store within a store" with a separate cash register, gave an unfair advantage to local produce.

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  • Walmart Launches Free Opioid Disposal Packets
Walmart Launches Free Opioid Disposal Packets

The retail giant said Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 US pharmacies. Every week's patient using prescriptions may receive yourself a DisposeRX packet. Authorities recommend that painkillers should be kept in their original packaging and stored out of reach of teens and children, pref...

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  • Ford's New Shelby Packs A Serious Punch
Ford's New Shelby Packs A Serious Punch

That's around 522kW, which would be well up on the previous model's 494kW effort. Ford also released a teaser video for the GT500 that doesn't show the full auto, but does show it spitting flames. Some rumours link a 2.6-litre supercharger with the GT500, and that would make it amongst the biggest of four-pot petrol engines available. GT500 embodie...

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  • Duterte orders closure of website that reported drug crackdown
Duterte orders closure of website that reported drug crackdown

Article 16, Section 11 (1) of the 1987 Constitution provides that ownership and management of media "shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines, or to corporations, cooperatives or associations, wholly owned and managed by such citizens".

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  • Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller's Russian Federation investigation
Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller's Russian Federation investigation

Mr. Mueller is likely to allow Mr. Bannon to forgo the grand jury appearance if he agrees to instead be questioned by investigators in the less formal setting of the special counsel's offices. Bannon is also scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, which is holding its own Russian Federation investigation. It's uncle...

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  • Oscar Perez, Venezuela Renegade Police Pilot, Killed in Raid
Oscar Perez, Venezuela Renegade Police Pilot, Killed in Raid

Venezuelan police have killed a former police officer who had been on the run after stealing a helicopter and attacking government buildings six months ago, according to officials. "How is it possible that while surrendering, they riddled him with bullets?" said Delsa Solorzano, National Assembly deputy assigned to head the commission.

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  • School closures and delays due to possibility of wintry weather
School closures and delays due to possibility of wintry weather

HINDS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Hinds County School District will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The charter high school Pathways in Education will also be closed due to winter weather concerns according to the school's principal. Pierre A. Capdau at Avery Alexander will dismiss at 2:45 pm. All St. Charles Parish public schools and office...

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  • Airbnb is spending $100000 to promote listings in Trump's
Airbnb is spending $100000 to promote listings in Trump's "shithole" countries

Trump himself marked the day with a videotaped speech posted on Twitter that alluded to King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech. "They weren't made", Trump said . Similar sentiments were expressed at marches in NY and Los Angeles while a small group of demonstrators waving Haitian flags faced off with Trump supporters in West Palm Beach.

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  • More than 1000 Danish youths charged for sharing sex videos
More than 1000 Danish youths charged for sharing sex videos

Police spokesman Flemming Kjaerside said "young people know it can have huge consequences" to share such material, although he acknowledged they may not know it is a crime. The young people charged with sharing the materials ranged in age from 15 to the early 20s. More than 1,000 teenagers are being charged with spreading sex videos in Denmark.

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  • MI father deported after 30 years in the US
MI father deported after 30 years in the US

Pullquote: It's another example of the tone-deafness of this administration. Garcia, who appears to have a clean criminal record, was too old to qualify for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era policy that protected children of undocumented immigrations from deportation.

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  • United States security concerns could stall Huawei's and ZTE's 5G expansions
United States security concerns could stall Huawei's and ZTE's 5G expansions

AT&T recently revealed that it wouldn't carry Huawei smartphones, despite rumors that it would be the first USA carrier to do so, raising suspicions that politics played a part in its decision. -China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was set up by Congress. National security concerns are reportedly cited as the chief reason for ...

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  • Rohingya return process to Myanmar illegal, premature
Rohingya return process to Myanmar illegal, premature

Displaced Rohingya now held in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh have expressed extreme reluctance to return. The UN's Tan said Rohingya in Bangladesh have cited their legal status in Myanmar and a safe environment as conditions for their return.

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  • Is Rupert Murdoch's Ex-Wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, A Chinese Secret Agent?
Is Rupert Murdoch's Ex-Wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, A Chinese Secret Agent?

Unnamed sources told the outlet that counterintelligence officials had warned Kushner that Murdoch, a Chinese-American businesswoman who was married to News Corp . The White House described Kushner's meeting with USA security as "routine" and said none of the people involved had been accused of wrongdoing. The revelation could raise a few eyeb...

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  • Thousands more evacuate as eruption of Mt. Mayon looms
Thousands more evacuate as eruption of Mt. Mayon looms

Regional and District Risk Reduction and Management teams of the agency in the region are on alert status as indications of unrest and eruptive activity of the volcano intensifies, Versola added. Camalig Mayor Ahrdail Baldo said residents were anxious that lava and lahar flow would hit local communities, especially if heavy rain persisted.

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  • Lebanon blast: Hamas official wounded in auto bomb attack
Lebanon blast: Hamas official wounded in auto bomb attack

Rivalry between them often leads to clashes. Hamdan was not widely known as a Hamas figure in Lebanon prior to the incident, but sources in Sidon told The Daily Star that he is believed to be in the group's inner circle. However, Hamas' representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka told the local television channel LBC that the explosion did not target ...

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  • Philippines warns of volcano eruption
Philippines warns of volcano eruption

Two more ash explosions were recorded the next day, producing grayish steam and ash plume. The explosions are expected to have breached a solidified lava cap, indicating the potential for unsafe pyroclastic lava flows down the mountain side.

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