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Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' sounds like a 'high school term paper'

Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' sounds like a 'high school term paper'

These immigrants have been in limbo since President Donald Trump ended TPS designation for a handful of countries in 2018. Ocasio-Cortez subsquently paired up with Markey to begin working on the resolution. The Green New Deal also calls for every building in America to be rebuilt. Several 2020 Democratic hopefuls have already embraced the proposal. The goal is to transition the USA economy away from burning fossil fuels and emitting greenhouse gasses blamed for climate change, rising ... Read More

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Trump calls Ilhan Omar's apology 'lame,' says she should resign

Trump calls Ilhan Omar's apology 'lame,' says she should resign

Nevertheless, in the US, where the Israeli lobby is so strong that one can be accused of anti-Semitism for a single word Israeli government deems offensive, it was not long until Omar faced heavy insults and slander. "And Congressman Omar, it's awful what she said", the commander-in-chief continued. Then she used all of the faux integrity with which she hoped those two paragraphs endowed her to deliver the real punch: "At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our ... Read More

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Gov. Northam vows: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Gov. Northam vows: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Fox News host Jesse Watters said Republicans now have "get out of jail free cards" for their own scandals because of the blackface and sexual assault scandals currently embroiling Democratic politicians in Virginia. "It must take tremendous courage for women to step forward and talk about being the victim of sexual assault", Northam said. As for taking Virginia to the "next level", that's basically a meaningless/trite cliche, but I will say one thing positive: IF Ralph Northam is ... Read More

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Freezing rain to hit Chicago area Sunday night

Freezing rain to hit Chicago area Sunday night

Snow , ice pellets, freezing rain and strong winds are all in the forecast at various points throughout the day. The latest winter storm will start to materialize on Tuesday morning and is expected to develop throughout the day. A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning. Overnight, about 2 inches of snow fell and accumulated in South Jersey. Read More

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Venezuela’s Guaido Blasts Government Aid Blockade

Venezuela’s Guaido Blasts Government Aid Blockade

Nicolas Maduro continued to block the border crossing with Colombia where tons of food and medicine has been piling up. Somewhat dodging the question about when the "free and fair" elections - so craved by some foreign states and others who believe Nicholas Maduro "usurped" power amid the oppositions' boycott of last year's polls - might take place, Guaido refused to name any specific dates. Read More

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Soccer star Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia

Soccer star Hakeem al-Araibi to return to Australia

Australia confirmed that al-Araibi was on his way back to the country, with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying he was "pleased Hakeem is coming home". Al-Araibi had initially been arrested in Bahrain in 2012 after authorities said he committed arson by burning down a police station. "This morning the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed us that Bahrain was no longer interested in this request", OAG foreign office chief Chatchom Akapin said. Read More

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Backed Syrian force announces 'final battle' against IS

Backed Syrian force announces 'final battle' against IS

On Saturday, Bali said he expected the battle for the last patch of territory held by ISIL to be over in days. The Wall Street Journal reported the complete United States pullout will happen by the end of April. Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is believed to have fled an attempted coup by fighters within his own group last month, senior regional intelligence officials have told the Guardian . Read More

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Thai Raksa Chart Party 'accepts King's command with full loyalty'

Thai Raksa Chart Party 'accepts King's command with full loyalty'

A new Thai political party vowed Saturday, February 9, to obey a command from the king blocking the candidacy of a princess for prime minister in a dramatic reversal that appeared to boost the junta's chances ahead of March elections. "Thank you for all the love and encouragement", the princess, who gave up her royal titles to marry a foreigner, said in a typically colorful Instagram post on Friday afternoon. Read More

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Dems Call for Fairfax’s ‘Immediate’ Resignation After Second ‘Troubling’ Sexual Assault Allegation

Dems Call for Fairfax’s ‘Immediate’ Resignation After Second ‘Troubling’ Sexual Assault Allegation

Fairfax denied the new allegation, as he did the first, leveled earlier by Vanessa Tyson , a California college professor who said Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex on him at a Boston hotel in 2004. Any accusation made through the student disciplinary process would be protected by student privacy laws, and Schoenfeld said the university couldn't comment or release further information. Read More

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Will Saudi Arabia be held to account for Khashoggi's murder?

Will Saudi Arabia be held to account for Khashoggi's murder?

In the conversation, Prince Mohammed said that if Khashoggi could not be enticed back to Saudi Arabia, then he should be returned by force. Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that a United Nations investigation into the killing of Khashoggi was needed. Special UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard said on Thursday after a visit to Turkey that the killing of Khashoggi, who had written critical pieces ... Read More

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Virginians reeling as top 3 officials in government embroiled in scandals

Virginians reeling as top 3 officials in government embroiled in scandals

A series of revelations over the past week have ensnared the governor and attorney general, both of whom admitted to wearing blackface while in college in the 1980s, and the lieutenant governor, accused of a 2004 sexual assault . After initially apologizing for it, Northam now claims he was not in the photo. "In late December 2017 and early January 2018, aides to Scott said he learned that it was Tyson herself who was involved in a 'MeToo allegation, concerning Fairfax". Read More

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Taliban not seeking to seize whole of Afghanistan

Taliban not seeking to seize whole of Afghanistan

Their appeal comes as the Taliban meets with a high-ranking Afghan delegation in Moscow, and a week after the insurgents held unprecedented talks with United States negotiators. Nur said the talks, which stretched into late evening on Tuesday, will continue on Wednesday and possibly even on Thursday. The Kremlin hosted another Taliban meeting in November previous year which brought to the negotiating table representatives of the insurgent group as well as members of the Afghan peace ... Read More

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Iraqi President Says Trump Did Not Ask Permission To 'Watch Iran'

Iraqi President Says Trump Did Not Ask Permission To 'Watch Iran'

The report also mentioned that Turkish attacks against Kurdish positions were causing U.S. Kurdish allies to pull away from fighting ISIS in order to defend its own territory. "At the same time , at a certain point, we want to bring our people back home". "Great nations do not fight endless wars", said Trump. "To ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons, I withdrew the United States from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. Read More

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May seeks to reassure citizens of Northern Ireland over Brexit

May seeks to reassure citizens of Northern Ireland over Brexit

European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, the European Union said, as Brussels and London seek ways to save the Brexit deal . "While she seems to be talking about looking at alternative arrangements, her reluctance to move past the 29th of March, I think is going to put a lot of pressure on what Westminster can do". Read More

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Two dead in Australia floods as fresh warning issued

Two dead in Australia floods as fresh warning issued

Flood warnings have been issued for 20 Townsville suburbs and worst-case scenario modelling showed up to 20,000 properties could be inundated - about one quarter of the city's homes. More than 1,000 people have had to be rescued from their homes and the military has been called in to bolster defences. Desperate residents had to contend not only with flash flooding, landslides and power blackouts, but also several saltwater crocodiles that were spotted in residential roads and cul-de-sacs in ... Read More

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Ice pellets and freezing rain coming this way

Ice pellets and freezing rain coming this way

A cooler preceding air mass - which is the variable certainly missing this week - will increase the odds of more widespread wintry weather to return to the area. Chatham-Kent, London, Strathroy and Middlesex County are also under a freezing rain warning. Punch one will be the icing event into Wednesday morning. Read More

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Trump says he'll keep US troops in Iraq to 'watch Iran'

Trump says he'll keep US troops in Iraq to 'watch Iran'

In an interview with CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, the president said he "would say they would win". And if the threat becomes a full-blown resurgence again, the USA can always come back, he argued. The US "deep state" is firmly against withdrawal from Syria, Shoebridge noted. Retired U.S. Army Col. Chris Kolenda, who helped set up a back channel with the Taliban, told the Daily Beast in August 2018 that the terrorist group has also expressed a willingness to allow a small ... Read More

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China opposes USA withdrawal from INF

China opposes USA withdrawal from INF

Saturday's formal notification of Russian Federation of the U.S. suspension sets in motion a six-month period during which Russian Federation could save the INF by coming into compliance with it in a manner that satisfies the US. "At the same time, they [the United States] are actively working on creating ground-based missiles with the range capability of over [310 miles], which is outside the treaty-stipulated limitations". Read More

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Bud Light's corn syrup Super Bowl ad prompts response from competition

Bud Light's corn syrup Super Bowl ad prompts response from competition

The spots trolled rival brands that use corn syrup . The trade war with China put a 25% tariff on USA corn exports - which has left many farmers across the country unable to sell their corn for a fair price. They made a decision to call up Bud Light and its agency Wieden+Kennedy New York. Bud Light parent company Anheuser-Busch makes other beers that list corn syrup as an ingredient. Read More

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Italy blocks European Union statement on recognizing Venezuela's Guaido, sources say

Italy blocks European Union statement on recognizing Venezuela's Guaido, sources say

In an interview with Spanish journalist Jordi Évole, Venezuela's president cited the Bible and past United States military debacles in an attempt to dissuade Washington from taking military action against Caracas. Long-time backers Russian Federation and China are among at least nine nations that have declared their support for Maduro. But there were no signs the armed forces were turning against Maduro. Read More

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