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Donald Trump says he is not racist Donald Trump says he is not racist
- January 23, 2018

I'm the least racist person you will ever interview. "I got a proposal", Graham told McClatchy Wednesday. "While this is the first #MLKDay with an unrepentant & unreconstructed racist in the White House, we are neither intimidated by insult nor tweet - we are prayerful not fearful", he said. (more...)
Puerto Rico to privatize its power system Puerto Rico to privatize its power system
- January 23, 2018

Rossello said the electrical grid is not designed for Puerto Rico's current needs, noting that the greatest demand exists in the northern part of the island while the main generation plants are in the south. Many also wonder who, if anyone, would be willing to buy a power company that has a $9 billion debt load, filed for bankruptcy past year and faces longstanding accusations of mismanagement and corruption. (more...)
What Roy Williams said after North Carolina's lifeless loss to Virginia Tech What Roy Williams said after North Carolina's lifeless loss to Virginia Tech
- January 23, 2018

Joel Berry and Luke Maye scored 23 points each for the Tar Heels (16-5, 5-3). This is the Hokies' first win over ranked competition since reeling off an upset of Duke last season. "I feel like I'm spending too much time coaching energy level". They never got closer than eight points in the final minutes of the contest. Tech beat UNC by double digits since 1949. (more...)
White House defends ad calling Dems 'complicit' in killings White House defends ad calling Dems 'complicit' in killings
- January 23, 2018

The Senate measure now goes to the House, where it needs only a simple majority. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the USA government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration. (more...)
Google and Facebook unveil big investments in France Google and Facebook unveil big investments in France
- January 23, 2018

While Mr Macron has been given much of the credit for boosting France's standing on the worldwide stage, foreign investment had already begun to pick up before his May 2017 election. A special trade deal between the United Kingdom and European Union would fall somewhere between the single market and a trade agreement, he said, adding the United Kingdom could have "deeper relations" with the European Union than other countries, but ruled out full access to the single market because, "you ... (more...)
Sister's tribute to Mylee Billingham who was 'killed by her father' Sister's tribute to Mylee Billingham who was 'killed by her father'
- January 23, 2018

Andy Nicholls, the eight-year-old's head teacher, said the whole school is in "shock" after the news of her death. Mark Billingham (centre) on SAS: Who Dares Wins . Mylee was taken to hospital but could not be saved. It has been reported that Billingham had recently been made redundant from his position in a factory before the incident occurred. (more...)
Despite US shoutdown, Davos expects Trump's addressal at World Economic Forum Despite US shoutdown, Davos expects Trump's addressal at World Economic Forum
- January 23, 2018

In fact, past year it was bouncing back and forward. Tamara Funiciello told The Associated Press on Monday: "I find it scandalous!" Nasr, referring to former president Barack Obama's decision to decline attending the event (Nasr served in the Obama administration as senior adviser to U.S. (more...)
Widespread Solidarity With The USA During VP Pence's Visit To Israel Widespread Solidarity With The USA During VP Pence's Visit To Israel
- January 23, 2018

This comes on the same day that Abbas reiterated his commitment to fighting racism, violence, and extremism, on a local, regional and global level despite any obstacles that might get in the way of a political solution, during a keynote speech to the European Union's 28 foreign ministers in Brussels , according to the Palestinian Authority's official WAFA news agency . (more...)
IPL 2018: Tournament dates announced, change in match timings IPL 2018: Tournament dates announced, change in match timings
- January 23, 2018

The teams, who retained three players, had to shell out Rs. 33 crores - Rs. 15 crore for player 1, Rs. 11 crore for player 2 and Rs. 7 crore for player 3. "There will be an overlap but the broadcaster says it has enough channels to show the games simultaneously", Shukla added. The BCCI is hoping to draw more fans inside the stadium, as well as in front of TV and internet, with 5.30 pm start. (more...)
Volcano erupts at Japanese ski resort, one missing in avalanche Volcano erupts at Japanese ski resort, one missing in avalanche
- January 23, 2018

Nearly simultaneously, an avalanche struck a nearby ski resort. Japan's Meteorological Agency urged nearby residents to stay away from Mt. Kusatsu Shirane after it detected what it said was "slight volcanic activity". The agency also said people should be careful of volcanic rocks in the area within two kilometers from the crater. It was unclear whether the avalanche was caused by the volcanic activity, but they occurred almost simultaneously. (more...)
Bill to End Government Shutdown Passed A Key Procedural Vote In Senate Bill to End Government Shutdown Passed A Key Procedural Vote In Senate
- January 23, 2018

While five Democrats ended up voting for the measure, five Republicans voted against it. Democratic support for the measure would be partially contingent on a future vote on a bill to address the pending expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , according to individuals with knowledge of the discussion. (more...)
Man Accused Of Attacking Sen. Paul Facing Additional Charges Man Accused Of Attacking Sen. Paul Facing Additional Charges
- January 23, 2018

Raw audio: Kentucky senator calls the police after being attacked by his neighbor. Since his recovery, Paul has said the focus should not be on the the motive of this specific incident, but instead on deterring future politically motivated attacks. (more...)
Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On
- January 23, 2018

It indeed was. Although McCorvey, who died just past year, later renounced her stance on abortion, became a born-again Christian , and devoted her life to " undoing the law that bears [her] name ", the ruling has triumphed for decades and considerably improved reproductive safety, not to mention the freedom it has granted women to go to school, pursue careers, and find financial security. (more...)
Democrats Agree To Reopen Government Without Protections For Dreamers Democrats Agree To Reopen Government Without Protections For Dreamers
- January 23, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced his support for the compromise on the chamber's floor Monday afternoon, while taking a shot at President Trump for seemingly playing a reduced role in the shutdown. "If there's any silver lining to this dark cloud, it is this is the first time I've seen such a large group in the middle come together", she said. (more...)
Democrats Learn the Hard Way that Americans Don't Like Government Shutdowns Democrats Learn the Hard Way that Americans Don't Like Government Shutdowns
- January 23, 2018

Efforts to reach a compromise ahead of the working week failed in a rare Senate session late on Sunday. All those proposals were shot down by the Republicans. He tweeted a call for McConnell to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" and thereby remove leverage for Senate Democrats. Trump panned the measure in a heated meeting last week that Graham, Durbin and Cotton attended. (more...)
'Padmaavat': Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan says state govt would move Supreme Court 'Padmaavat': Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan says state govt would move Supreme Court
- January 23, 2018

The Rajasthan government on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat slated to open in theaters in the state on January 25. These two states along with five other states had banned the release of the film. The states have asked the court instead to rule that individual state governments should be allowed to block the release on law and order grounds. (more...)
Turkish clash in Syria? Turkish clash in Syria?
- January 23, 2018

Turkish airstrikes and shelling over the weekend struck more than 150 targets in the operation dubbed " Olive Branch " by Turkey . Germany has a 3-million-strong Turkish community, many of whom are second- and third-generation German-born citizens of Turkish descent, whose grandparents moved to the country during the 1960s. (more...)
Uber CEO to end 'pirate' culture in push for 'reset' in Germany Uber CEO to end 'pirate' culture in push for 'reset' in Germany
- January 23, 2018

Ando's was designed by Expa , a San Francisco-based startup lab built by Uber co-founder Garrett Camp. In Munich, Khosrowshahi pledged to make a clean break with past practices, setting the ride-hailing service on a course of "going from growth-at-all-costs to responsible growth". (more...)
Senate moves to end government shutdown as Dems drop opposition Senate moves to end government shutdown as Dems drop opposition
- January 23, 2018

The House passed a stopgap bill last week that would have funded the federal government through February 16, but the change to the bill in the Senate forced House lawmakers to vote on the new terms. "We will work with Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate committed to fixing our broken immigration system", she said. "I think a lot is going to happen in the next two hours - a lot of changes", said Sen. (more...)
Abbas wins European Union backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem Abbas wins European Union backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem
- January 23, 2018

Robert Satloff, head of the pro-Israel Washington Institute, has argued that Trump could fulfill his promise by moving the ambassador's office to an existing US facility in Jerusalem . Jordan vehemently opposes such a move if taken ahead of an Israeli-Palestinian partition deal. The establishment of an embassy in Jerusalem will be the first by a foreign government in Israel. (more...)

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