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Egypt's President Sisi to re-run in presidential polls Egypt's President Sisi to re-run in presidential polls
- January 20, 2018

Egypt will hold its 2018 presidential race from March 26 to 28. Candidates must register between January 20 and 29. Human rights defender Khaled Ali announced in November plans to run for president. El-Sisi won the last elections in 2014 with 96 percent of the vote, assuming office in June after defeating his sole competitor, leftist politician and leader of the Egyptian Popular Current Hamdeen Sabahi. (more...)
Russians to get 'neutral' gray, red uniforms for Olympics Russians to get 'neutral' gray, red uniforms for Olympics
- January 20, 2018

North Korea was once the bane, the thorn in the side, the sore point of the PR machine at the Pyeongchang Olympics Committee in South Korea . Some conservative critics say North Korea's cheering and artistic groups are too big and worry the North may try to steal the show at the Olympics to launch what they call a "peace offensive" to try to show it's a normal country despite pursuing nuclear weapons. (more...)
Spirit Airlines to offer flights to New Orleans Spirit Airlines to offer flights to New Orleans
- January 20, 2018

A key part of Governor Holcomb's Next Level Agenda, expanding nonstop flight options will help increase the state's connectivity to key national markets and enhance quality of place for Hoosiers. Spirit Airlines now will offer flights to the Big Easy. Spirit Airlines has an introduction price of $49.99 each way including taxes that is valid on select days of the week between April 13 and May 22, according to a spokesperson. (more...)
Huntley School on Soft Lockdown After Bullets Found Huntley School on Soft Lockdown After Bullets Found
- January 20, 2018

Principal Jack Dellapiano says one of the students involved left the building. No injuries were reported and officers at the scene found there was no threat, police said. Police confirmed Thursday night the threat was not credible. Dellapiano wants to stress that the students are safe. They said they identified the people involved in the fight, which was isolated, and two arrests are pending. (more...)
Peevish Jeff Flake Won't Rule Out 2020 Presidential Bid Against Trump Peevish Jeff Flake Won't Rule Out 2020 Presidential Bid Against Trump
- January 20, 2018

Flake has been very critical of President Trump , even while supporting parts of his agenda, like the new tax cuts. Last month, Flake was caught on hot mic criticizing both his party and its figurehead. "Like I said, I haven't thought that deeply about it", Flake deflected. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake donated $100 to Democrat Doug Jones writing "country over party" on the check. (more...)
CHIP should not be included in stopgap bill CHIP should not be included in stopgap bill
- January 20, 2018

The deal is expected to be voted on by Congress by the end of the week. The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has been without permanent funding since October, is at the center of a looming government shutdown in Washington, D.C. (more...)
House Passes Spending Measure to Avert Shutdown; Senate Debate Resumes Friday House Passes Spending Measure to Avert Shutdown; Senate Debate Resumes Friday
- January 20, 2018

The government funding expires tomorrow night at midnight. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-New York, is heading to the White House Friday afternoon following an invitation from President Donald Trump , CBS News confirmed . (more...)
CNN Poll: Majority Says Avoiding Shutdown More Important Than Continuing DACA CNN Poll: Majority Says Avoiding Shutdown More Important Than Continuing DACA
- January 20, 2018

Trump worked the phones Thursday, talking to GOP leaders and calling into the House Freedom Caucus' afternoon meeting from Air Force One. "We are here today because Republicans and President Trump have failed in their most basic responsibility as the governing party, bringing us mere hours away from an unnecessary and consequential government shutdown ", he said . (more...)
ALERT: Winter storm to create hard to risky travel Sund ALERT: Winter storm to create hard to risky travel Sund
- January 20, 2018

They say if it happens like they think it's going to, travel will be "very hard to impossible, including during the morning commute on Monday ". According to the National Weather Service, the areas in the watch have the highest chance of exceeding 6 inches of snow, winds of 25-30 miles per hour and a wintry mix is possible including minor ice accumulation. (more...)
United States government shutdown looms amid continuing spending dispute United States government shutdown looms amid continuing spending dispute
- January 20, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns . During the last shutdown, 850,000 executive-branch employees were furloughed . On Friday, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney tried to blame former President Obama for Trump's failure to lead , saying he had "weaponized" government shutdowns, as a weird way for diverting attention from Trump's ... (more...)
Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers
- January 20, 2018

One of the issues raised in a letter, circulated at the January 12 meeting, says: "There have been instances where cases having far-reaching consequences for the nation and the institution had been assigned by the Chief Justices of this Court selectively to the Benches of their preference without any rational basis". (more...)
Trump fires up anti-abortion 'March for Life' Trump fires up anti-abortion 'March for Life'
- January 20, 2018

Trump said, before giving an aside about the strength of the economy and lowering unemployment rates that ended with "we're really proud of what we're doing". White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says his transformation from supporting to opposing abortion rights dates back to at least 2011. "Dan and I prayer and we cried (at the news of their unborn child's condition). (more...)
President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test
- January 20, 2018

The 6-foot-3 Trump weighed 107 kilograms, and his body mass index, or BMI, of 29.5 put him in the category of being overweight for his height. Durbin said Graham pushed back on Trump for his vulgar remark during the meeting. Tubb, who trained Jackson and vouched for his integrity. Trump was 70 when he took office on January 20, 2017, making him the oldest person ever elected to the presidency. (more...)
Trump, Schumer Meet Over Looming Shutdown Threat Trump, Schumer Meet Over Looming Shutdown Threat
- January 20, 2018

White House is preparing for a government shutdown, as the chances of a short-term government funding bill passed by the Senate are dimmed, said a White House official on Friday. In an interview with CNN, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said he believes a funding deal will be reached within the next 24 hours. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly in the market for George Hill Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly in the market for George Hill
- January 20, 2018

We got to figure it out [still]. Kevin Love had 12 points and 11 boards, Dwyane Wade had 11 points off the bench and Jae Crowder and Jeff Green had 10 apiece. "The same way we got the lead in the first half, you have to do the same thing in the second half", Lue said. However, it is nearly impossible to imagine the Clips giving up such a valuable asset for players who aren't in any team's radar given Smith's current shooting slump and Shumpert's injury. (more...)
Not clear what Trump will support on immigration: Senate leader Not clear what Trump will support on immigration: Senate leader
- January 20, 2018

At last week's big immigration meeting, President Trump said he'd sign whatever bill Congress sent him because he trusts them so much. A bipartisan, bicameral group of Congressional leaders is still working on an immigration deal. "Now I'm not saying that they won't have the votes, but as of today, at this particular point, they do not have the votes", Meadows said. Schumer got an unexpected boost on Wednesday when a Republican senator - Lindsey Graham of SC - said he would vote against ... (more...)
Oxford pupil Oliver Mears rape case dropped by CPS Oxford pupil Oliver Mears rape case dropped by CPS
- January 20, 2018

He learned this week that prosecutors would offer no evidence against him after a diary which supported his case was uncovered. Jaswant Narwal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS South-East, said: "We accept that we could have worked with police more effectively and that this could have brought about an earlier decision to end this case". (more...)
Give Piste a Chance: S. Korea's skiers to train at Kim's resort Give Piste a Chance: S. Korea's skiers to train at Kim's resort
- January 20, 2018

The agreements came after three rounds of talks which began after Kim said in a New Year's speech that he was willing to send a delegation to the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Games. Meanwhile President Donald Trump, who in 2017 become embroiled in an escalating war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jung-Il, has cast doubt on the value of talks between the North and South, warning it is " very possible " both sides may not find a resolution - an attitude Mr Shoebridge suggested was less than ... (more...)
Riverside DA: Perris couple only allowed kids to shower once a year Riverside DA: Perris couple only allowed kids to shower once a year
- January 20, 2018

The Riverside District attorney Thursday said the parents of the 13 siblings found confined in their home in Perris will be charged with dozens of felonies and face 94 years to life in prison if convicted on all charges. Earlier this week, authorities said David and Louise Turpin were "unable to immediately provide a logical reason" why the children were shackled and chained and that Louise Turpin seemed "perplexed" by the investigators' questions. (more...)
N.Korea cancels sending advance team for orchestra N.Korea cancels sending advance team for orchestra
- January 20, 2018

Referring to a detailed peace-making agreement between the rival countries announced Thursday by South Korea's Unification Ministry, including a joint team in the women's hockey tournament, Adams said it was "great. From the North, Kim Il-guk, the sports minister and head of its national Olympic committee, and Chang Ung, the North's lone IOC member, are to join the IOC discussion. (more...)
All eyes on the Senate hours before a possible government shutdown All eyes on the Senate hours before a possible government shutdown
- January 20, 2018

That may not happen because Republicans including South Carolina's Lindsey Graham and South Dakota's Mike Rounds have opposed the bill, and backing from Democrats is questionable. One possible solution to the impasse would come in passing a spending bill that lasts only a few days to give lawmakers time to reach a broader deal on DACA and spending caps. (more...)
Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada Donald Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada
- January 20, 2018

DONALD Trump may be suffering from heart disease , according to a top doctor who analysed his medical test results. Asked several times what the workouts might consist of, he demurred, but said that Trump "would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates" and an exercise regimen. (more...)
White House doctor deems Trump mentally 'very sharp,' in 'excellent' health
- January 20, 2018

Dr Jackson said: 'If he had some kind of mental cognitive issue he would not have got 30 out of 30 on the test. " DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our military", Trump said earlier on Twitter. (more...)
Global Approval of US Leadership Falls to New Low - Poll Finds Global Approval of US Leadership Falls to New Low - Poll Finds
- January 20, 2018

In December 2015, Mr Trump's personal physician said the billionaire was in a peak state of health. He is not alone. Although it was not part of the official medical records that were released yesterday, after further questioning, Jackson also revealed that Trump underwent a coronary calcium CT scan as part of his routine physical exam. (more...)
USA strike kills German-Ghanaian rapper-turned-IS member USA strike kills German-Ghanaian rapper-turned-IS member
- January 20, 2018

Earlier, the Pentagon said that Cuspert had been killed is Syria in October 2015, later acknowledging that the Daesh fighter had managed to survive. Deso Dogg, a German rapper turned ISIS militant, has been killed during a military action in Syria, the Guardian reports. (more...)

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