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Negotiations to end partial government shutdown at a standstill

Negotiations to end partial government shutdown at a standstill

Trump met Monday on border security with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other department officials. The standoff with Democrats has been hardening and threatens to carry on into January. Several hundred thousand U.S. government employees across numerous agencies are working without pay, while others have been sent hom on furlough. Christmas Day was an annual federal holiday. Read More

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Midwest Winter Storm Forecast, Path

Midwest Winter Storm Forecast, Path

Travel is expected to be hard due to slippery and snow covered roadways. A stretch of central Minnesota, including portions of the Twin Cities metro area, is under a winter weather advisory. Strong northeasterly winds with gusts to 60 kilometres per hour. Residents in Humboldt Park dig out after an early winter snowstorm dumped several inches snow on the neighborhood on November 26, in Chicago. Read More

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7-year-old who spoke to Trump about Santa still believes

7-year-old who spoke to Trump about Santa still believes

What Mr Trump said to Collman made headlines as he was blamed for ruining Christmas for her and children around the world. Trump asked one child whether he still believed in Santa and told another "I'll talk to you again". "I've honestly never heard of them or seen any of them so I was wondering". Stuck in Washington on Christmas morning because of the partial federal government shutdown, Trump displayed little holiday cheer to reporters after a 20-minute video conference with US ... Read More

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Retired U.S. Army General: 'Did Erdogan Blackmail the President?'

Retired U.S. Army General: 'Did Erdogan Blackmail the President?'

He said Turkish military officials are in contact with their United States counterparts, adding that further information on the roadmap's timetable will be released once it is finalized. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the USA military was planning a "major clearing operation" against ISIS, claiming there are "at least 20,000" ISIS fighters still in the region, according to a Daily Beast report . Read More

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White House says 'very possible' shutdown stretches into 2019

White House says 'very possible' shutdown stretches into 2019

A sign is displayed at the National Archives building that is closed because of a USA government shutdown in Washington . Another GoFundMe page is circulating regarding the wall in the United States and Mexico border. His latest - no joke: "I am all alone (poor me) in the White House", as he attacks Democrats for the shutdown he proudly boasted he would not only cause, but take credit for. Read More

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Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute

Weather: Overnight rain-snow mix could spell slick commute

West northwest wind around 6 miles per hour becoming north northeast in the afternoon. A forecast from Weatherquest in Norwich suggests Christmas Day will be cloudy but mainly dry for the region. and 1 a.m., then rain after 1 a.m. Wind gusts can be anywhere from 20 to 30 miles per hour. Northerly winds will also help to briefly return high temperatures to average on Monday , and dry conditions will also persist. Read More

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James Mattis retiring as Trump's defense secretary in February

James Mattis retiring as Trump's defense secretary in February

Furthermore, there are now reports that the president is actively considering withdrawing as many as 3,000 of the 14,000 troops in Afghanistan. This approach to Russian Federation and China does not appear to sit well with Mattis. Trump also forced out his Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month. It's better to fight them in Syria than fight them here. Kelly imposed order on the Oval Office and Trump's schedule, shifting from a pell-mell system, in which people wandered in and out ... Read More

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United States and allies: New hacks mean China broke 2015 economic espionage pact

United States and allies: New hacks mean China broke 2015 economic espionage pact

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday indicted two Chinese nationals linked to a spy agency on charges of stealing confidential data from American government agencies and businesses around the world. Mr Hampton said this activity is counter to a commitment all APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) nations, including China, made in November 2016, when they agreed not to conduct or support ICT-enabled theft of intellectual property or other confidential business information for commercial advantage. Read More

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Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

Pointing at the United States intention to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Putin warned that if the U.S. puts intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will be forced to take countermeasures. Amid a litany of complaints over Washington's policies, Putin had one positive thing to say about the United States: He welcomed Trump's decision to withdraw the US military from Syria. Read More

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Trump foundation agrees to dissolve

Trump foundation agrees to dissolve

In June, Underwood sued the Foundation and its board members, including Donald Trump , Ivanka Trump , Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump, for allegedly committing unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign and using the Foundation to illegally fund their business and personal interests. Read More

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US Government Shutdown Likely as Trump Fights for Border Wall Funding

US Government Shutdown Likely as Trump Fights for Border Wall Funding

Trump has refused to state publicly whether he will accept a funding bill without wall money, renewing the prospect of a partial government shutdown . Remember this fiery exchange in the White House last week? That measure, though, did not include any funding for the border wall, and so far, only around $1.6 billion has been allocated for President Trump's signature anti-immigration measure - enough to fix and rebuild only around 33 miles of border fence. Read More

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NRA disappointed as Trump administration bans bump stocks

NRA disappointed as Trump administration bans bump stocks

Bump stocks became a focal point in the gun control debate after they were used in the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern USA history. "The ATF has misled the public about bump-stock devices". The ban comes in response to the Las Vegas massacre in 2017. "No amount of infringement upon the civil rights of America will stop homicidal maniacs from carrying out their wishes", Melchior said. Read More

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Syria conflict: U.S. 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'

Syria conflict: U.S. 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops'

Earlier in the day, officials in the Trump administration told United States media that they were considering a total withdrawal of USA forces from the Middle Eastern country. While Trump tweeted that the militants were defeated in Syria, Peshmerga commander Sirwan Barzani informed Rudaw that the coalition was bombing ISIS militants on Mount Qarachogh, in Makhmour, more than a year after the group was declared defeated in Iraq. Read More

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