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Woman previously based in Norfolk one of three killed in Syria explosion

Woman previously based in Norfolk one of three killed in Syria explosion

The president stood solemnly and saluted the remains of civilian Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri, as his body was carried from a C-17 military aircraft into a waiting van. forces in his op-ed, he predicted more violence would follow if the USA president refused to "reverse course". It came after Trump's shock announcement last month that he was ordering a full troop withdrawal from the country because the jihadists had been "largely defeated". Read More

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Deep Blue: Divers encounter one of the largest great white sharks

Deep Blue: Divers encounter one of the largest great white sharks

The predator was identified as " Deep Blue ", who is around 50 years old, because of a tag placed on it by scientists during an appearance over 20 years ago off the coast of Mexico . When Ramsey heard about Trump's fears, she tweeted , "I am shocked to just find out about this". The company defended Ms Ramsey as "a highly qualified shark advocate" who "has studied them for years". Read More

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Michael Cohen admits he rigged online polls for Donald Trump

Michael Cohen admits he rigged online polls for Donald Trump

He said "we will do what's necessary to find out" if the report is true. Cohen also promised Gauger work on the Trump campaign that never materialized, the Journal reported. Writing at Just Security , Goodman argues that confirmation of Thursday night's bombshell BuzzFeed report would mark a point of no return that would set Trump squarely on a course toward getting impeached by Congress. Read More

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Russia and US fail to save missile treaty

Russia and US fail to save missile treaty

Russian Federation is incompatible with his System with the name 9M729 (Nato-Code: SSC-8) against the agreement, said U.S. Secretary of state Andrea Thompson on Wednesday at a press conference in the Nato Headquarters in Brussels. In Geneva on Tuesday, US and Russian diplomats blamed each other for pushing the agreement to the brink of collapse. Ryabkov said Tuesday's talks in Geneva centred on SSC-8 system but that U.S. Read More

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President Trump Signs Back Pay Bill

President Trump Signs Back Pay Bill

It's the latest in a series of attempts to reopen the government , but Trump and his GOP allies refuse to go along without funding for a wall along the U.S. She said it's one of the U.S. President's plans for energizing his conservative base, and in this way, he aims to distract the country from the various scandals dogging his administration. Read More

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Trudeau Voices 'Extreme Concern' over China Death Sentence for Canadian

Trudeau Voices 'Extreme Concern' over China Death Sentence for Canadian

According to Beijing Evening News, Schellenberg made a decision to appeal the initial ruling , which led to another court hearing at Liaoning Provincial Higher People's Court on December 29, 2018. Chinese state television said in an earlier report that Schellenberg argued he was a tourist visiting China and was framed by criminals. Lu Shaye, China's ambassador to Canada, suggested in a newspaper article last week the arrest of Kovrig and Spavor was "China's self-defense", but gave no ... Read More

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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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