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Senate votes to advance Azar nomination Senate votes to advance Azar nomination
- January 25, 2018

Republicans and some medical groups said Azar, who also served as general counsel and deputy secretary for Health and Human Services under former Republican President George W. "The president has made this clear". But the recently passed tax law did effectively eliminate, starting in 2019, the ACA requirement that most Americans have some form of Obamacare-compliant health coverage or pay a fine . (more...)
One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation One Twin Is a US Citizen. The Other Faces Deportation
- January 25, 2018

A surrogate birthed the twins in Canada in 2016 and, the fathers' lawsuit says, both children should've been eligible to become US citizens since both their parents were already considered as such. Andrew is a dual US and Canadian citizen, so he and Elad chose to move to Canada, where they were able to legally marry and have their marriage recognized so Andrew could sponsor Elad. (more...)
Barcelona Confirm That Javier Mascherano Will Leave The Club This Month Barcelona Confirm That Javier Mascherano Will Leave The Club This Month
- January 25, 2018

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano has left Barcelona to sign for Chinese football club Hebei China Fortune, Barça announced on Wednesday. Fans will hope that player to go is not Lavezzi, who was one of the best in the league last season. The move has been speculated for quite a while now, with the Chinese Super League being touted as the likely destination. (more...)
Inflation for 2017 remains within target band Inflation for 2017 remains within target band
- January 25, 2018

As well as retail prices falling, Statistics New Zealand said the way retailers were pricing was also changing, with less discounting, but lower prices across the year. Inflation is a key measure for the Reserve Bank in setting interest rates and is commonly used in adjusting pay rates and other contracts. Markets had been expecting an unchanged reading of 1.9%. (more...)
Pope Francis says 'fake news' leads to arrogance, hatred Pope Francis says 'fake news' leads to arrogance, hatred
- January 25, 2018

Pope Francis ended his message with his own adaptation of the "Prayer of St. Francis " for both those who report the news and those who read or watch it. "In this relational sense, the only truly reliable and trustworthy One - the One on whom we can count - is the living God". "The truth will set you free", he said, citing Jesus Christ's words to the Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate. (more...)
In Davos, European leaders try to counterbalance Trump views In Davos, European leaders try to counterbalance Trump views
- January 25, 2018

After all, this is the same crowd that kowtowed to Chinese President Xi Jinping previous year, when he fraudulently positioned himself as the world's new champion of globalization and the rules-based worldwide order. Ross acknowledged that China, which manufacturers numerous sanctioned solar panels and washing machines, could retaliate and slap tariffs on USA goods. (more...)
Macron Calls from Davos to Limit Negative Effects of Globalization Macron Calls from Davos to Limit Negative Effects of Globalization
- January 25, 2018

The French President addressing to the participants of the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos said that the European Union should be changed to be able to compete with China and the US. Macron devoted a large part of his speech in Davos to France's own reform aspirations. Mr Macron is seen in some quarters as the most powerful voice in Europe following the Brexit voice and the political woes of Angela Merkel, who has been forced to focus on forming a new government after elections ... (more...)
Trump urges Erdogan to 'de-escalate' Syria fighting Trump urges Erdogan to 'de-escalate' Syria fighting
- January 25, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained bullish on Wednesday, saying in a speech in Ankara that his forces could extend their offensive as far east as Manbij - which could bring them into direct conflict with the US-backed SDF coalition. (more...)
German anti-Muslim politician resigns after converting to Islam German anti-Muslim politician resigns after converting to Islam
- January 25, 2018

The news seems particularly surreal given the fact that Wagner said in July a year ago - a month before the 2017 general election - that Chancellor Angela Merkel had made " a giant mistake " to open Germany's border to migrants from Muslim-majority countries, according to Tagesspiegel newspaper. (more...)
National Football League statement on concussion protocol review National Football League statement on concussion protocol review
- January 25, 2018

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the National Football League said that Newton was properly evaluated for a concussion in the sideline medical tent after taking a big hit to the head in the fourth quarter. "Review of this case confirmed again the vigilance, professionalism and conservative approach that is used by our National Football League team medical staffs and independent medical providers". (more...)
Nightmare: Field of Dreams torn up by vandals Nightmare: Field of Dreams torn up by vandals
- January 25, 2018

Al Steffen, who is field manager for the site, told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald that the damage was substantial. Northeastern Iowa, where the field is located, received heavy rain and warm temperatures Sunday into Monday before temperatures dropped on Monday night, KWWL reported. (more...)
Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season Gisele Wanted Tom Brady to Retire After Last Season
- January 25, 2018

Last year, Scott Zolak of the Patriots Radio Network predicted up to three more years for Brady , with the caveat that Brady could go sooner than that if he gets No. Bundchen is also an apparent adherent to the preachings of TB12. I'm focused on this year and improvement and working on things I need to get better at'. (more...)
Trump, Pence offer condolences over Marshall Co. High School shooting Trump, Pence offer condolences over Marshall Co. High School shooting
- January 25, 2018

The victim had to be airlifted to a hospital. Eighteen others were injured. He spoke with a county official for several hours on the phone, according to local media, but ultimately and died from a single gunshot wound. Dr. Brian Doss has a dental practice near the school. TUCSON, Arizona, Oct. 29, 2002 - A failing student shoots and kills three professors and then himself at the University of Arizona School of Nursing. (more...)
Brazilian Appeals Upholds Ex-President's Corruption Conviction Brazilian Appeals Upholds Ex-President's Corruption Conviction
- January 25, 2018

But Brazil's "clean record law" bars politicians with convictions upheld on appeal from running for office. What exactly is Lula accused of? The 3-judge panel sitting in the southern city of Porto Alegre unanimously ruled that his original 9.5-year jail sentence be extended to more than 12 years. (more...)
Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum Netanyahu and Trump to meet in Davos at World Economic Forum
- January 25, 2018

Trump's meeting with Netanyahu will be his first one since he declared that the U.S. recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision that has strained United States ties with some Arab leaders. Trump on Friday will meet with Kagame, who was chosen as the next chairman of the African Union, and Berset, leader of the host nation, ahead of a direct address to the forum. (more...)
Duckworth to be first sitting United States senator to give birth Duckworth to be first sitting United States senator to give birth
- January 25, 2018

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (left) gets sworn in by then Vice President Joe Biden (right) in 2016, surrounded by her family (from left) daughter Abigail, mother Lamai and husband Bryan Bowlsbey. Senate . Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, a fellow Democrat, tweeted his congratulations . Duckworth has worked on a number of initiatives to help working families during her time in office, including Head Start programs for children and paid family leave legislation . (more...)
Crore Recapitalisation Bonds Won't Impact Fiscal Deficit, Says Finance Ministry Crore Recapitalisation Bonds Won't Impact Fiscal Deficit, Says Finance Ministry
- January 25, 2018

India's government pledged on Wednesday to inject almost $14 billion combined into all but one state-run lender by March in return for them implementing reforms, in a bid to boost lending and tackle a record bad debt problem. He said, banks will have to adopt the differentiated business strategy and exit from non-core businesses and focus on their core competencies. Jaitley detailed two aspects of the recapitalisation plan, one on which banks would be chosen for recapitalisation and another ... (more...)
Japan tells United Nations of North Korean tanker suspected of sanctions busting Japan tells United Nations of North Korean tanker suspected of sanctions busting
- January 25, 2018

The treasury slapped sanctions on nine entities, 16 individuals and six vessels in response to North Korea's alleged "ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and continued violations of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs)", reports Xinhua. (more...)
Elton John Announces His 3 Year 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour Elton John Announces His 3 Year 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour
- January 25, 2018

He said: "I've had an wonderful life, I've had an wonderful career". "David and I sat down with a school schedule and I said, 'I don't want to miss too much of this'". "I've had an wonderful life, I've had an unbelievable career, and my life and priorities have changed". His current residency in Las Vegas in May, after six years and 200 shows. (more...)
Zim's Mnangagwa orders government officials declare assets, business interests Zim's Mnangagwa orders government officials declare assets, business interests
- January 25, 2018

The vote will be Mnangagwa's first test of legitimacy since assuming the role. Under Mugabe's rule, government spending increased drastically and was partly used as patronage. Hungwe said the issue of co-opting people into the party had worked against the party before. Mnangagwa will be traveling to China in April and is likely to cement multi-billion dollar deals that were signed during the era of Mugabe but were not implemented. (more...)

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