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Uncertain path ahead as Ontario PCs select new leader: an explainer

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Brown called the sexual misconduct allegations raised by two women "false" and "difficult to hear". I don't think any of us have gone to bed yet so all through the night and day I've been hearing from our caucus members who say it's your time Vic, you're the one, you're the person to do this. Read More »

Elton John to bring final tour to Louisville, Cincinnati

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John and his longtime partner, David Furnish , 55, a filmmaker and producer, were married in 2014 and have two sons, Elijah, 5, and Zachary, 7. He rejected claims his decision down to health problems he had experienced in recent years. In the same year, John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But he said that wouldn't be the case, according to Rolling Stone . Elton is best known for hits like "Bennie and the Jets", " Tiny Dancer ", " Your Song ", " Candle in the Wind ", and ... Read More »

Babies 'R' Us store on west Kellogg closing

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These stores were chosen after a "top-to-bottom assessment" of the business , the company said. Currently, the chain is holding going-out-of-business sales at 25 stores in Britain. The decision Tuesday gives Toys "R" Us the option to extend that deadline further, with the consent of landlords. It said some employees will be moved to other stores, and those who can not be will receive severance. Read More »

Special Counsel Probe Reaches Trump's Inner Circle with AG Sessions Interview

His testimony could be vital for Mueller as he examines whether Trump sought to obstruct an FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign by firing former Director James Comey in May. CNN says McCabe "has come under public criticism by Trump and his allies in recent weeks over the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and his connections to anti-Trump messages sent between two FBI employees during the campaign". Read More »

Protests hit four states of India over Padmaavat release

We are very excited about the release and we are extremely overwhelmed. Bottom Line: A must watch visual treat with stunning performances of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh . The film is set for a thumping opening thanks to the controversies surrounding it. It's a not-to-miss, breath-taking experience on the big screen created with passion and conviction. Read More »

Dreamers in limbo as lawmakers vote to end government shutdown

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The federal government is up and running again - for three weeks beyond Monday's votes in the House and Senate. On the other hand, Republicans didn't get anything at all. He is slated to travel to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum. The poll was conducted mostly while the government was closed, though a number of responses were received after the Congressional vote to reopen the government. Read More »

NY Times, Associated Press Blame Democrats for Government Shutdown

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Four Republicans voted against the proposal. Mr Trump, who today is marking one year since his inauguration, has accused the Democrats of putting politics before the American people. Democrats and Trump generally have agreed that the program should be salvaged before it expires in March, but Democrats have opposed Trump's position that any deal on DACA include funding for a border wall and an overhaul of the country's visa system to get rid of the diversity-based visa lottery program, ... Read More »

US Government To Reopen After Three Day Shutdown

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The House voted 266-150 in favor of the bill funding the government through February 8, extending the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years and delaying three Obamacare taxes. "I am happy to continue my discussion with the majority leader about reopening the government", Schumer said . Another victory Republican leaders can celebrate is that, for three days, they managed to keep Trump from tweeting or making provocative statements that risked inflaming Democrats and ... Read More »

'SA is on a path of renewal'

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GARY COHN: America is open for business. "Real change to the system is Labour's mission, one we share with parties and movements all over the world". He - his rhetoric is still populist and protectionist. Exhibit A: The lopsided benefits for the very rich in his tax cut package. He hasn't drained the swamp. Read More »

US Senate leaders in bid to end shutdown

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Lindsey Graham and Kentucky Sen. Others involved in the meeting said they were "close " to an arrangement. "I was more negative yesterday, last night, than I was today", said Sen. Democrats have also said they'd like a deal that would address ongoing debates about military spending numbers, disaster relief and health care programs. Read More »

2 killed in Turkey's border city by rockets from Syria

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Trump cautioned Erdogan against taking any actions that could risk a potential clash between Turkish and American forces, according to the White House. Hence, Turkey is still occupying Northern Cyprus while the armed forces of this nation think nothing about entering Northern Syria and Northern Iraq - and supporting worldwide Sunni Takfiris against Libya and Syria when it suits the geopolitical ambitions of Turkey. Read More »

Brazilian appeals court upholds ex-president Lula's conviction

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He was the nation's first leader from a poor background - a factory worker who made his way into politics by way of prominent labour unions. Lula da Silva was president of Brazil twice. The investigation, which began in March 2014, sucked in more than 80 politicians and members of the business elite. That conviction was confirmed by Wednesday's ruling. Read More »

1 released from hospital after school shooting

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The students killed were Bailey Hope, a 15-year-old girl, and Preston Cope, a 15-year-old boy, state police said. "Let's let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us". Preston Ryan Cope, 15, died a short time later at a hospital in Nashville. A former nursing student kills seven people and wounds three at Oikos University, a Korean Christian college. Read More »

NCAA opens investigation into MSU and its handling of Larry Nassar

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University officials were not immediately available for comment. Nassar was on Day 6 of his sentencing Tuesday, as he continued to be confronted by survivors of his abuse at a courtroom in Lansing, Mich . The Nassar case has drawn comparisons to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State, in which the NCAA levied punishments including a $60 million fine and a four-year postseason ban for the Nittany Lions football team, but there are significant differences between the cases. Read More »

India's changing eleven a surprise for du Plessis

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With the prospect of rain interrupting the Test on multiple occasions, the last thing the home team wants is a batting beauty. Kohli has been seen hitting his pads with his bat if another batsman loses his wicket and is also given glares when others drop a catch or mis-fields. Read More »

I'm Pleased 'Democrats in Congress Have Come to Their Senses'

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Schumer and fellow Senate Democrats forced the shutdown over the weekend after insisting that a spending bill to keep the government fully operational include permanent protections for the so-called DREAMers - immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children. Read More »

Turkey warns the United States against backing Kurdish militia group

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It could be a bloody battle. SYRIAN Kurdish leaders called on civilians today to take up arms to defend the Afrin enclave against a Turkish assault now in its fourth day. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told supporters during a speech Sunday that the operation - which began Saturday - was moving forward successfully. Read More »

Pence's Israel Visit Shadowed by Palestinian Snub Over Jerusalem

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. A group of Arab politicians voiced their displeasure at the administration's perceived pro-Israel bias by raising banners reading " Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine" and heckling Pence at the beginning of his address . Read More »

South Korea Announces Cryptocurrency Regulations For Trading Accounts In Banks

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On the contrary, virtual currency exchanges in the country are now free from the obligation. According to BlockTower's Ari Paul, it is just a part of the market's boom-bust cycle which is tied to new regulations . South Korea is home to some of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges and a craze for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has swept the country. Read More »

Eagles, Patriots advance to Super Bowl 52

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The play was one of the most memorable in playoff history, but that's what it is now, a memory. The Vikings looked likely to be the first team ever to play in the Super Bowl in their own home stadium, and attendance at a home Super Bowl would naturally be dominated by fans of the home team. Read More »

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

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Moon's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low at 66 percent, a poll showed on Monday, due to a backlash over the decision regarding the combined hockey team. South Korean officials are scheduled to visit the North on Tuesday. However, North Korea has previously called for their complete cancellation . "The North informed us that it will send the arts delegation on Sunday", a day later than initially planned, the ministry said in a statement today. Read More »

Schumer: Trump On 'Sidelines' As Shutdown-Ending Deal Forged

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The current government funding expired on Friday midnight as the Senate failed to advance a stopgap spending bill, which had passed the House of Representatives and would fund the government through February 16. The U.S. Senate has passed a deal to end the shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day. But if no progress is made on an immigration bill, Molly Reynolds of the Brookings Institution warned, " Democrats still have the ability to potentially force another shutdown ... Read More »

Rocket hits Turkish camp near Syrian border, kills two, injures 12

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Iran's Foreign Ministry has expressed hope that Turkey's airstrikes against the US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Afrin will come to a speedy end. The president said the operation will ensure Turkey's national security and will also contribute to the regional peace. What's the background to the offensive? The YPG is operating under the larger US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militants without authorization from Damascus, which calls the force ... Read More »