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Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Forecasts Early Spring

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Forecasts Early Spring

The day was first written about in the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper in 1886. The tradition of Groundhog Day dates back almost 200 years, as American settlers from Germany believed a cloudless sky would lead to an extended winter. Just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania at sunrise and didn't see his shadow. Read More

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Man Charged After Brisbane Airport Scare

Man Charged After Brisbane Airport Scare

He is facing bomb hoax, assault and stalking charges following an alleged domestic violence that forced the airport into lockdown and grounded many flights overnight. A 50-year-old man has been charged following investigations into an incident at the Brisbane Airport last night. Assistant Commissioner Peter Crawford said the tactical decision made at the time was suitable to contain the alleged offender. Read More

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Pro-Russian Twitter account used material from Mueller’s team to discredit probe

Pro-Russian Twitter account used material from Mueller’s team to discredit probe

The Mueller documents were largely "images of political memes from Facebook and other social media" that were posted during the 2016 election by the Internet Research Agency , a Russian social media troll farm. Mueller's team confirmed some of the documents were legitimate and obtained through the trial's discovery process. Mueller's team firmly pushed back on the request in the filing Wednesday, asserting releasing the files to the firm's employees in Russian Federation - including ... Read More

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Russia Regrets Washington's Expected Exit From Key Arms Control Treaty

Russia Regrets Washington's Expected Exit From Key Arms Control Treaty

Trump has been threatening to suspend the treaty for months, although American officials had left open whether the USA would simultaneously announce a full withdrawal, triggering a process that would take six months to complete. "The treaty is most consequential in Europe; it's the place that was protected by the treaty", said Ellen Tauscher, a former undersecretary of State for arms control and global security from 2009 to 2012. Read More

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Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

The yellow warning for snow an ice for the county means snow is expected to return today. At around 8.15pm on Thursday, the force tweeted: "We have further reports of vehicles stuck on the #A39 in #Cornwall due to snow". Sinn Féin ouncillor Sharon Duddy has revealed that her party has written to the Director of Met Éireann seeking a meeting to discuss how they can better represent weather events occurring across the whole of the country. Read More

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Pelosi Will Be Begging For A Wall After More Caravans

Pelosi Will Be Begging For A Wall After More Caravans

She would, however, support other forms of barriers , new technology and agents for stronger border security. "It was stunning", Pelosi said , returning to Trump's statement, and added that in her long service as an intelligence overseer, "I've tracked this very closely, and one dismaying factor of it all is that the president just doesn't seem to have the attention span or the desire to hear what the intelligence community has been telling him". Read More

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Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney

Europe will not ratify deal without backstop - Coveney

Varadkar said the backstop, created to avoid the return of border infrastructure, is needed to ensure those scenes never materialized, and offered little hope to U.K. It is not yet known which changes will be chosen for a vote, but Conservative MP's have been told to back a proposal for an alternative to the Irish backstop, the insurance policy against a return to the hard border. Read More

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Woman rescued after weekend stuck in NY lift

Woman rescued after weekend stuck in NY lift

Following the rescue the woman was taken to the hospital. An employee of a United States billionaire's family spent the weekend stuck in the lift of the family's NY townhouse before she was rescued yesterday. He has an estimated net worth of $2.4bn. The spokesperson said: "The Stephens family is relieved and thankful that she is doing well in the hospital". Read More

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Risky cold temperatures and wind chills coming to Indiana, Midwest

Risky cold temperatures and wind chills coming to Indiana, Midwest

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said Monday that a storm system is bringing heavy snow over the Great Lakes on Monday before ushering in bitter cold air into the region. Warning of a "very unsafe and life-threatening arctic blast", the weather service predicts the next several days could see "widespread record lows and low maximum temperatures from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley". Read More

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Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz

Democrats fear Starbucks coffee king candidate Howard Schultz

The former CEO sent out his first tweets on Sunday, dipping his toe in the water by announcing his run and displaying a background photo plugging his book, " From the Ground Up: A journey to reimagine the promise of America ". This has been speculated upon since he left Starbucks seven months ago , at which time Schultz said he would consider options including public service. Read More

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Unsafe cold likely Tuesday night through early Thursday

Unsafe cold likely Tuesday night through early Thursday

Eight to 12 inches of snow will be possible through Monday evening in the WARNING area. MORE SNOW, WARMER WEEKEND: Our next snow chances moves in Friday . New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Monday Night: A chance of flurries before midnight. This will at times be record setting and the coldest many people have ever experienced. Read More

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Weather warning as forecasters say Norfolk could be lashed by 70mph winds

Weather warning as forecasters say Norfolk could be lashed by 70mph winds

There will be widespread frost and ice by night and with the increasing risk of some sleet or snow. As it gets towards midweek, even the south-east of England has been told to expect 1-3cm of snow with 5-10cm possible on higher ground. The A96 between Inverurie and Port Elphinstone is very slow due to snow and ice, as well as the B999 between Tillycorthie and Cragie. Strong northerly winds with gusts of up to 70mph pounded the west and east coasts. Read More

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Nigeria president 'sacks' acting chief judge

Nigeria president 'sacks' acting chief judge

Global pressure was growing Saturday, January 26, on Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari after the European Union, the United States and Britain questioned his decision to suspend the country's top judge. Using similar language, the Nigerian Bar Association - the umbrella body for lawyers - said Buhari had mounted an "attempted coup against the Nigerian judiciary". Read More

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Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning — ALERT DAY

Winter Storm Watch in effect for Tuesday Morning — ALERT DAY

According to FOX 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard, some of the coldest temperatures in years are expected Tuesday through Thursday. Models appear to be in good agreement that snow will start overnight Monday. Highs on Wednesday will be near 20 early in the morning with temperatures dropping throughout the day once again. High: -10. (record breaking cold, record coldest daily high: -3° in 1951) Chills: -35 to -55. Read More

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Venezuelan US defense attache breaks with Maduro as diplomats leave

Venezuelan US defense attache breaks with Maduro as diplomats leave

It called for a move "over the next days" toward new elections in Venezuela and entertained the idea of recognizing Guaido as Venezuela's leader if new elections are not announced. The Trump administration announced it was recognizing the 35-year-old leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly quickly after his oath, leading Maduro to say that he was breaking all diplomatic ties with the United States and expelling USA diplomats. Read More

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Nunes: State of the Union Controversy Shows 'Weak' Pelosi

Nunes: State of the Union Controversy Shows 'Weak' Pelosi

The showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald Trump said he would wait until after the partial government shutdown to address Congress and the nation. In a news release, the Eastern Washington Republican said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's decision keeping the president from giving his State of the Union address in their chamber is impeding that duty. Read More

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Are the 4ms bending Corbyn's ear to prevent a second Brexit referendum?

Are the 4ms bending Corbyn's ear to prevent a second Brexit referendum?

On Friday, Andrea Leadsom became the first leave-backing cabinet minister to acknowledge that the Brexit deadline could be extended beyond 29 March, though only briefly. "The Labour leadership has a really crucial role to play". But the Labour leader is pressing forward with his party's Brexit vision . IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told CNBC on Tuesday (22 January) that a no-deal Brexit was "obviously the worst-case scenario". Read More

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Government Publishes Planned Legislation In Event Of No-Deal Brexit

Government Publishes Planned Legislation In Event Of No-Deal Brexit

The landmark 585-page agreement, a thicket of legalese that extracts Britain from the European Union after more than four decades of membership, has proved politically toxic in Westminster. Goldman Sachs will invest less in the United Kingdom if there is a difficult or hard Brexit , Chief Executive Officer David Solomon said. The Irish Independent newspaper said on Thursday that hundreds of Irish police officers could be deployed to guard the border if Britain left without a deal. Read More

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Theresa May back to Parliament to explain her next moves

Theresa May back to Parliament to explain her next moves

Some in the United Kingdom cabinet believe such a plan would avoid having to commit to the Northern Irish backstop, which is the main reason that May's withdrawal plans were rejected resoundingly by the House of Commons last week. Sir Keir Starmer said the negotiations were so late on it was unlikely any change of tack from Britain would remove the most controversial part of the current deal. Read More

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Report reveals undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters

Report reveals undeclared North Korean missile base headquarters

The revelations spilled into public view as the nations prepare for a bilateral summit scheduled for late February, the second high profile meeting since Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un first met in June 2018 in Singapore. The U.S. doesn't have diplomatic ties with North Korea and relies on Sweden, one of the few Western countries with an embassy in Pyongyang, to represent its interests there. Read More

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Trump pulls top-level USA delegation from Davos

Trump pulls top-level USA delegation from Davos

Donald Trump - who was centre-stage at Davos last year in a rare appearance by a sitting United States president - cited domestic problems such as his partial shutdown of the U.S. The postponement came a day after the California Democrat sent Trump a letter, urging him to either reschedule his January 29 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress or deliver it in writing. Read More

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Video of United States teens taunting Native American draws fire

Video of United States teens taunting Native American draws fire

The Native American elder at the center of the viral video, Nathan Phillips , comes into view shortly thereafter, the short encounter that has become a viral moment. In an email to this reporter, the mother of the student believed to be but despite attempts by Heavy to verify, can not be confirmed to be the student right up in Phillips' face, but who is nonetheless a Covington Catholic parent whose son was there and who provides a first-hand account, said the story was "fake news" and ... Read More

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What's in Donald Trump's immigration proposal to end US shutdown?

What's in Donald Trump's immigration proposal to end US shutdown?

A second tweet appeared aimed at the conservative right, which fears the offer he made on immigration would amount to an amnesty. The No. 3 House Democrat on Sunday offered a path for a deal that could end the nearly monthlong government shutdown , focused on a permanent solution for so-called " Dreamers " rather than the three-year reprieve offered by President Donald Trump . Read More

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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria

The statement comes at a tense time between Israel and Syria and is a rare admission by the Israeli army that it's carrying out military action inside Syrian territory. A senior United States official told The National that Israel is concerned about the withdrawal and what it means for Iranian presence inside Syria, but that the latest discussions between Washington and Tel Aviv have helped in addressing some of those concerns. Read More

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