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US expresses concern over chemWeap attack in Syria

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It released a video showing its workers rushing to rescue victims from underneath the rubble Tuesday. Accusing the Syrian regime of using the gas to "terrorize innocent civilians", US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert noted in a Monday statement that this attack is the sixth such reported instance in the past 30 days in Syria . Read More »

Oil sinks as USA output soars, wiping out 2018 gains

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Brent crude futures have lost around 4.5% during the week. Turmoil on Wall Street also pressured crude. According to trade press reports , as much as 1.4 million b/d of new refinery capacity is planned to open in China by the end of 2019. Read More »

Gingrich on Pelosi Marathon Speech: That's 'What Freshmen Do'

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She was wearing four-inch-heels while delivering the speech and only sipped water, sources said. As a massive bipartisan budget deal moved towards a vote Thursday, temperatures were rising on the left, where Democrats were fuming that - once again - immigration was being left behind. Read More »

YouTube Has Finally Punished Logan Paul For His 'Recent Pattern Of Behaviour'

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In his new video, Logan filmed himself tasering a dead rat , then throwing it in the bin and tasering it again, which angered people and once again turned people against him. I say this not to defend Logan Paul , but keep in mind that his video featuring the suicide victim was promoted by YouTube who took no action against Paul until it became clear the backlash wasn't just going to blow over. Read More »

Slick roads for commuters again; snowstorm on tap Thursday-Friday

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PM to Sun. AM. Some winter weather this way comes. "Expect a hard Friday morning commute, especially south of Milwaukee and Madison and into northern IL", according to the National Weather Service . "Make no mistake about it: This is a heavy snow, heavier than we have seen in a number of winters", said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Weather Channel is warning that a huge swath of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and New England will get hit later today with more ice, snow, and eventual ... Read More »

Women's vote: 100 years and a long way to go

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Finland granted women the right to vote in 1906 and Norway in 1913. One in four women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime, two women a week are killed by their current or former partner in the United Kingdom , and 85,000 women (and 12,000 men) are raped in England and Wales every year - with startlingly low conviction rates in court. Read More »

Government faces second shutdown

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The bill, which extends government funding for six weeks, raises the federal debt ceiling and increases federal spending limits for the next two years, would break the cycle of government funding crises in time for what is set to be a bruising campaign for November's mid-term elections. Read More »

Congratulations, America! The GOP Just Shut Down the Government. Again

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The Kentucky Republican took the floor to blast the increase in federal spending limits, and in particular the fiscal irresponsibility of his own party. The bill also lifts the nation's debt ceiling for a year and allocates $90 billion for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires. Under Senate rules, the earliest the chamber can vote on the two-year budget deal is early Friday morning, unless every senator agreed to speed things up. Read More »

Storm expected to bring heavy snow in southern Michigan

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Thursday night temperatures will drop into the teens, with the wind chill factor expected to drop as low as minus 8 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Saturday morning will start overcast and cold, before light snow develops late in the afternoon and continues through late evening with between 2 and 3 inches of accumulation. Read More »

Senate Spending Bills In Peril As Last-Minute Objections Arise

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In the short term, reducing the risk of government shutdowns could help Trump and Republicans by conveying a greater sense of stability. "Now we have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits". Congress has until midnight to pass a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown . What's the White House saying? A budget impasse resulted in a three-day government shutdown last month. Read More »

European Union wants to restrict single market access to UK

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Responding to a question from the leader of the Irish Labour party, Brendan Howlin , Mr Coveney, who is also the Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) denied that what was agreed in December was a fudge. "The U.K. has committed to proposing specific solutions to the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland and we are waiting for such solutions", Barnier added. Read More »

WhatsApp UPI-Based Payments Spotted In Beta - Final Rollout Soon!

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We were unable to spot the feature on the beta version of WhatsApp on our Android phones. This new feature is said to be available alongside other options such as Video, Gallery, Documents and others. Firstly, the number of users carrying out digital transactions using digital wallets and payments apps has increased since demonetization in 2016. It remains to be seen how accurate these screenshots of the WhatsApp payment feature actually are, but if they are to believed it's ... Read More »

Winter Olympics ban on Russians upheld

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Almost 50 sailors aboard the Cheonan were killed. Hosting an informal lunch for the high level North Korean delegation avoids any protocol format where only one main speaker has a voice. "Not that we're making a political statement , we're just here to win". USA officials have not ruled out the possibility that the vice president might meet a North Korean official at the Olympics. Read More »

Pentagon evaluating dates for military parade in Washington at Trump's request

President, the game is up!' Meyers joked". U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent Republican voice on defense matters, said he favored highlighting the country's armed forces but not its weaponry. It is troubling that when you think of gargantuan military parades, you think of North Korea under anybody named Jong, France under Napoleon, Germany under the Kaiser, Germany under Hitler, Russia under Stalin, Russia under Putin, Rome under Caesar. Read More »

Dow Ends Volatile Day With a Rise of 567 Points

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After numerous turns higher and lower, it wound up with a gain, coincidentally, of 567. In Tuesday morning trading, investors took another roller coaster ride. Many analysts see worries about higher USA interest rates and excessive valuations as the catalyst for a pullback that was amplified by computerised trading mechanisms that can exacerbate movements in stocks. Read More »

US Should Be Proud of How Far South Korea Has Come

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Experts said by sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract worldwide attention during the games, North Korea is trying to construct a fresher and warmer public image and defuse potential USA efforts to use the Olympics to highlight the North's brutal human rights record. Read More »

Russian Athletes Lose Appeal to Compete in Winter Olympic Games

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Morris said he and Lawes are still figuring out the ice. Although competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics began Thursday, the much-anticipated opening ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. Each team will play with six stones instead of the traditional eight and have eight ends instead of the regular ten. Mixed doubles also has a family appeal. Read More »

Pentagon weighing options for United States military parade - Mattis

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Democrats, meanwhile, were sharply critical of the parade proposal, arguing it was a waste of money and a vanity exercise for Trump . Trump's military parade could also come as an answer to North Korea's own military parade , which the authoritarian nation conducted as a display of force on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Read More »

USA budget agreement reached

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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 lifts defense sequestration caps the Obama administration placed on the Pentagon . Other federal health programs, including teaching health centers and the National Health Service Corps ., would receive $363 million and $495 million in funding appropriations from the budget deal, respectively. Read More »

White House Aide Porter Out After Domestic Abuse Accusations

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Even after the allegations were made public, Kelly offered an unqualified endorsement of Porter and reportedly tried to convince him not to resign. A White House staffer familiar with the president's thinking said Trump feels Kelly "does a good job" and said that Trump rises to Kelly's defence when it seems the news media is out to get him. Read More »

Congress Working To Avoid Government Shutdown

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The aide requested anonymity because leadership deliberations are secret. While the government shutdown could still take place, the Senate agreement is a positive step forward for both parties who have seen their popularity drop in recent polls due to the current dysfunction. Read More »

Kim's sister, South Korean leader Moon to meet at Olympics opener

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The sister of Kim Jong Un will make her debut on the world stage at South Korea's Winter Olympics, as the USA revealed plans for its "toughest" sanctions yet on the North. sanctions. "We. have become capable of showcasing our stature as a world-class military power to the world", said Mr Kim, wearing a long black coat and black fedora. Read More »