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Kenya declares all 'terrorists' killed in hotel attack

Kenya declares all 'terrorists' killed in hotel attack

The attack was still ongoing at the time the message was sent, according to MEMRI, and media reports on the developing situation claim that hostages are being held in the hotel. As officers searched luxury fashion displays, wounded people were carried away on stretchers. One survivor said he hid himself inside a fridge as attackers fired bullets around. Read More

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Iowa Republican Steve King faces party action over 'white supremacist' remark

Iowa Republican Steve King faces party action over 'white supremacist' remark

House Republicans, meanwhile, appear to be readying a move to strip King of his committee assignments. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and lawmakers like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who rarely weigh in on others' scandals. In a formal statement, McCarthy said King's comments were "beneath the dignity of the Party of Lincoln and the United States of America". "Leader McCarthy's decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth", King said. Read More

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Unpaid Airport Screening Agents to Get Day’s Pay, $500 Bonus During Shutdown

Unpaid Airport Screening Agents to Get Day’s Pay, $500 Bonus During Shutdown

The impasse has now entered day 21, tying the record for the longest-running shutdown in USA history set under the Clinton administration in 1995 - and apparently guaranteed to surpass it, with the Senate now in recess until Monday. The shutdown is hurting her ability to keep up with those responsibilities, the suit said. Lines at the nation's airports have been normal, Bilello said. Read More

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U.S. girl, 13, found alive three months after murder of parents

U.S. girl, 13, found alive three months after murder of parents

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald gave an update Saturday, calling the case still "very active". Authorities are trying to track down their movements over the past three months to see what they can learn. His initial court hearing is scheduled for Monday and records showed he does not have an attorney. She was subsequently rescued when she approached a woman for help who was walking her dog just outside of Gordon, Wisconsin , according to the Star-Tribune . Read More

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Syria Sanctions Bill in Senate Could Stall Over Shutdown Fight

Syria Sanctions Bill in Senate Could Stall Over Shutdown Fight

The Jewish Democratic Council of America supported the Senate Democrats on the vote, tweeting shortly after that they are "right to insist on reopening the government and ending the #Trumpshutdown". This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Republicans increased their Senate majority to 53 to 47 in November's elections, but they still needed at least seven Democratic "yes" votes for the act to move ahead. Read More

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US Has Begun Pulling Equipment, Not Troops From Syria

US Has Begun Pulling Equipment, Not Troops From Syria

The U.S. military said Friday it has begun withdrawing troops from Syria, initiating a drawdown that has blindsided allies and sparked a scramble for control of the areas that American troops will leave. A senior Kurdish politician said the Kurds are aware of the USA beginning its withdraw process, describing it as "America's decision". "The execute order for Syria has been signed", a United States military spokesperson told AFP when asked about the withdrawal order, without providing ... Read More

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Congo says Felix Tshisekedi wins presidential poll

Congo says Felix Tshisekedi wins presidential poll

Will there be a peaceful transition of power? "In 2019, we refuse that the victory of the people be stolen once more", he said . The candidate Kabila hand-picked to succeed him, former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary , got 23.8 per cent of the vote, coming in third behind the other main opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu , with 34.8 per cent. Read More

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United States to leave troops in southern Syria as bulwark against Iran

United States to leave troops in southern Syria as bulwark against Iran

But it was comments made by Bolton on Sunday in Israel that had already raised hackles in Ankara , when he suggested the retreat was also conditional on the safety of US-backed Kurdish fighters, considered terrorists by Turkey . He also gets along with White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner in addition to having good relations with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . Read More

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Woman dies after getting trapped in clothing donation bin

Woman dies after getting trapped in clothing donation bin

Following the man's death, the District of West Vancouver announced that it had closed donation bins and is "looking into options for removing them or using bins that are more secure". Crews have reportedly been dispatched across the GTA today to cut the metal bars on behalf of the manufacturer. In B.C., the municipality of West Vancouver and the non-profit organization Inclusion BC have planned to shut down donation bins while they seek a safer alternative. Read More

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Runaway Saudi woman ‘under the care’ of UN

Runaway Saudi woman ‘under the care’ of UN

She says her passport was seized and she was put in an airport hotel room and told she would have to fly Monday morning to Kuwait, from where she flew. Alqunun has said she believes she will be imprisoned or killed if sent back, and that her family is so strict it once locked her in a room for six months for cutting her hair. Read More

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TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick

TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick

People working at the airport tell 7 Action News off camera they have not seen or heard of any call offs from TSA because of the government shutdown at Detroit Metro Airport. TSA said in a statement that it is "closely monitoring the situation". Overall, 99.8% waited less than 30 minutes. "A prolonged government shutdown could potentially impact security and wait times at airports, as transportation security officers seek other employment", said Mr Christopher Bidwell, senior ... Read More

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Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last 'years'

Talks to resume after Trump says shutdown could last 'years'

Following the meeting, Trump doubled down on his border wall demand and said he had designated Vice President Mike Pence , Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and adviser Jared Kushner to lead the weekend negotiations. Trump has asserted that he could relate to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without paychecks for the moment, though he acknowledged they would have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall. Read More

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'Iran can do what they want in Syria'

'Iran can do what they want in Syria'

Military officials have scrambled to translate Trump's shifting directives and comments into actual orders for commanders in Syria and Iraq to carry out. The president wanted to withdraw troops from Syria for a while, saying in April, "I want to get out" at a press conference, adding that "I want to bring our troops back home". Read More

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Pelosi says Democrats will give

Pelosi says Democrats will give "nothing for the wall"

Senior Department of Homeland Security officials will brief the congressional leaders, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, on the last day of the Republican-controlled 2017-2018 Congress. After the meeting , Schumer told reporters that he asked Trump directly for a reason. "Our first order of business will be to end the reckless Trump shutdown and reopen the government", Rep. Read More

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Border Patrol, migrants clash at border

Border Patrol, migrants clash at border

Customs and Border Protection agents to the Mexican side of the border fence after they climbed the fence to get to San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico . A larger group initially approached the border, but at least a third turned back when they saw the presence of Border Patrol officers. In November, after a group of migrants tried to rush the border, McAleenan defended the use of tear gas: "As the events unfolded, quick, decisive and effective action prevented an extremely unsafe situation". Read More

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Tops on House Dems to-do list: Try to end shutdown

Tops on House Dems to-do list: Try to end shutdown

Trump has said you can not have border security without a wall, and Republicans in the Senate say they're not going to bring anything up that Trump won't sign. Trump wants it, but Democrats won't give it to him. The White House invited Pelosi and Reps. The shutdown affects nine of the 15 federal departments, dozens of agencies, and hundreds of thousands of workers. Read More

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No Pinoy hurt in Tokyo vehicle attack: DFA

No Pinoy hurt in Tokyo vehicle attack: DFA

The street was closed to vehicular traffic at the time as it was expected to be crowded on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Investigative sources quoted Kusakabe as saying at first he had perpetrated an act of terrorism. A large tank filled with kerosene was found in the auto, police said. Some media reports said the man had linked the attack to the executions in July of 13 members of the Aum Shinrikyo or Aum Supreme Truth cult, who were responsible for a 1995 sarin gas attack on the ... Read More

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Russian president Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

Russian president Vladimir Putin plays hockey in Red Square

The summary states the Russian leader wrote: "Russia-U.S. relations are the most important factor behind ensuring strategic stability and global security". According to a report from AOL , Putin wants to discuss the United States' plan to withdraw from a nuclear arms deal made during the Cold War. " The Russian head of state confirmed that the joint forces of Moscow and Ankara will make a final decision on the fight against terrorism in Syria and the continuation of the process of political ... Read More

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