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Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End
- January 23, 2018

Many Democrats are furious with members of their party for agreeing to a deal with Republican senators to reopen the government . The Democrats would still want something tangible on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) but it was problematic because it could run into the February 8 funding deadline, Republican Senator Jeffry Lane Flake said. (more...)
Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't Schumer: Deal reached to reopen federal gov't
- January 23, 2018

Mark Warner, D-Va., said Democrats got enough to satisfy them moving forward. The House later passed the 17-day extension by a 266-150 vote . "We expect that a bipartisan bill on DACA will receive fair consideration and an up or down vote on the floor", Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said from the Senate floor. (more...)
Supreme Court Not A Superintendent Court According To Constitution: Justice Chelameswar Supreme Court Not A Superintendent Court According To Constitution: Justice Chelameswar
- January 23, 2018

Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar said on Monday that an impartial and independent judiciary was essential for the survival of a liberal democracy, The Indian Express reported. "The enormous jurisdiction which the Supreme Court is conferred by the Constitution, coupled with the eagerness of the court to do complete justice created a huge amount of arrears on this court". (more...)
Why Roe v. Wade Is Still a Black Mark on American Society Why Roe v. Wade Is Still a Black Mark on American Society
- January 23, 2018

McCorvey didn't have many options: she could have a child, attempt an illegal abortion (which often led to infection or death ), or sue for her right to safely end her unwanted pregnancy. "I can say there is more unity in this administration than there has been in any presidency on this", she says. Most require waits of 24 hours between counseling and an abortion. (more...)
Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump
- January 23, 2018

This is down from the 48 percent approval rating of under former President Barack Obama in his last year in office, and lower than the 34 percent rating for the last year of the George W. China tied with the same 25 percent approval rating in Europe. From Politico : The steep decline, researchers said, can be largely attributed to the shift in leadership in the West Wing . (more...)
Palestine chief negotiator reveals details of Trump peace plan Palestine chief negotiator reveals details of Trump peace plan
- January 23, 2018

Media reports speculated in the past that the town of Abu Dis, near Jerusalem , was proposed as capital of the State of Palestine. Greeted by a standing ovation on Monday inside the Knesset, Pence's speech was in its introductory phase when a scuffle broke out as Palestinian lawmakers from the Joint Arab List alliance raised posters of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in protest before they were forcibly removed by security. (more...)
Australia invests $65m for environmental protection of Great Barrier Reef Australia invests $65m for environmental protection of Great Barrier Reef
- January 23, 2018

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest conglomerate of coral reefs - larger than Italy. Announced today by Mr Turnbull in Townsville, the funding package hopes to improve protective measures against crown-of-thorns starfish while also reducing pollution now flowing into the reef. (more...)
Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit
- January 23, 2018

Jordan's King Abdullah II urged U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild the trust and confidence " between the United States and the Middle East. On Wednesday, Abbas said: "Jerusalem will be a gate for peace only if it is Palestine's capital, and it will be a gate of war, fear and the absence of security and stability - God forbid - if it is not", he said. (more...)
Santa Maria Uber driver pleads not guilty to burglary, rape charges Santa Maria Uber driver pleads not guilty to burglary, rape charges
- January 23, 2018

The alleged crimes happened on December 17, January 5 and January 14, KSBY reported . Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez, a 39 year old Mexican man living and working in the United States illegally as a California Uber driver has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing at least four young San Luis Obispo female students. (more...)
Supreme Court observes it can not go into marital status of Hadiya Supreme Court observes it can not go into marital status of Hadiya
- January 23, 2018

The Supreme Court also said today that it is not within the courts' jurisdiction to decide whether or not a grown woman should live with her parents. The court also ordered that Hadiya be returned to the Sivaraj Homoeopathic Medical College in Salem, where she will complete the rest of her course. (more...)
USA women march against sexual harassment USA women march against sexual harassment
- January 23, 2018

In Palm Beach, a group of women wearing red cloaks and white hats like the characters in the book and TV show The Handmaid's Tale marched in formation, their heads bowed. The Republican president delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, speaking by video to thousands of activists at the annual March for Life on Friday. (more...)
'Pretty hectic': Australians stranded as snow storm hits Tokyo 'Pretty hectic': Australians stranded as snow storm hits Tokyo
- January 23, 2018

Owing to icy roads, train services were curtailed, some highways were closed and scores of flights were cancelled. And for the second day running, dozens of domestic and global flights departing from and arriving at the Japanese capital were scrapped due to the snow, with more than 9,000 people stranded overnight at Narita airport, officials said. (more...)
Neil Diamond Retires From Touring Due to Parkinson's Disease Neil Diamond Retires From Touring Due to Parkinson's Disease
- January 23, 2018

Neil Diamond says he'll focus on songwriting and recording. The singer had been planning a March tour of Australia and New Zealand as a part of his 50th anniversary tour. " My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world . You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement ", he said. (more...)
Shilpa Shinde Revealed, Shilpa Shinde Revealed, "Vikas Gupta Filed Criminal Case Against Her"
- January 23, 2018

Who knew that the woman who entered the Bigg Boss house with a proud tag of "Queen of Controversy" and joined the rest of the inmates of Bigg Boss 11 as a commoner, will rise to fame this soon. "In one of the tasks in Bigg Boss , I had promised Vikas that I would work with him on a small digital project". Just a two-day assignment that I may have to do with him. (more...)
Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday
- January 23, 2018

Widespread Total snowfall amounts of 8 to 15 inches have been observed, with some localized amounts of 18 inches. A strong storm system is expected to move into the region Sunday with light icing possible before heavy snow mixes with a gusty north wind to create near-blizzard conditions Sunday night into Monday . (more...)
Dems align on plan to fund gov't, end shutdown Dems align on plan to fund gov't, end shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Republican Senators were cautiously optimistic. It took an agreement between moderate senators, such as Republican Lindsay Graham and Democrat Dick Durbin, with Senate leaders to get the continuing resolution passed. US stocks were higher, the dollar was slightly lower and benchmark treasuries yields were off highs of the day. The measure now goes to President Trump Monday night for his signature, enabling the government to reopen for business Tuesday morning. (more...)
Some severe storms possible across parts of the Deep South Some severe storms possible across parts of the Deep South
- January 23, 2018

Right now, a line of heavy rain and gusty wind is pushing through parts of central and south Alabama. The National Weather Service said the strongest storms could have strong wind gusts and hail - and forecasters can't rule out the chance of a weak tornado forming as well. (more...)
Minnesota Nice: Vikings fan starts GoFundMe for Eagles charity Minnesota Nice: Vikings fan starts GoFundMe for Eagles charity
- January 23, 2018

Whatever the offseason has lined up, Carson Wentz will be the team's starting quarterback when the 2018 season kicks off, and Nick Foles will be ready to step in once again if called upon. The Eagles did have some unique wrinkles from other opponents, but Newman didn't see anything he didn't expect. "We knew that going in", McKinnon said. (more...)
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...)

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