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Sen. Lindsey Graham blasts White House aides for torpedoing shutdown deal Sen. Lindsey Graham blasts White House aides for torpedoing shutdown deal
- January 23, 2018

He helped craft the White House's first executive order to bar entry into the United States for residents of seven predominantly Muslim nations and has been a vocal proponent for the construction of a wall along America's southern border. He is accused of being captive to liberals and advocacy groups who are pushing for a solution for immigrants now protected under the DACA programme. (more...)
Watchdog files complaint over Stormy Daniels' payment Watchdog files complaint over Stormy Daniels' payment
- January 23, 2018

The group says the payment amounted to an unreported in-kind contribution to Trump's campaign because it was created to influence the election. The group argues it could be considered an unreported in-kind contribution to for President Inc. (more...)
Facebook Opening European Digital Training Hubs Facebook Opening European Digital Training Hubs
- January 23, 2018

Facebook has announced that it will bring its Community Boost programme to European Union countries just months after it announced the USA launch. "These initiatives are part of a pan-European programme, with Facebook hoping to train a million people and business founders by 2020", the internet giant said. (more...)
United Kingdom not keeping up with Russian Federation threat, head of army to warn United Kingdom not keeping up with Russian Federation threat, head of army to warn
- January 23, 2018

General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff, will issue the worrying warning that the United Kingdom is in real trouble of not being able to respond to threats having neglected skills and equipment to counter hi-tech, capable armies. (more...)
Satya Pal Singh reiterates opposition to Darwin's evolution theory Satya Pal Singh reiterates opposition to Darwin's evolution theory
- January 22, 2018

An editorial on the Indian news site The Wire said: "Singh's remarks are unsafe because he is a minister with the power to change what's printed in school and college textbooks". He added that anybody can be mistaken and the minister is also mistaken. The theory developed by Darwin states that all species of organisms that arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations help to increase the individual's ability to compete, survive and reproduce. (more...)
Schools, colleges decked up for Saraswati Puja Schools, colleges decked up for Saraswati Puja
- January 22, 2018

Place the idol of Goddess Saraswati on a raised platform after covering it with a white cloth. "Anubujh" muhurtam the flawless time and day considered auspicious to carry out the rituals followed during Saraswati Pujan. From that day till today, Lord Kama, the god of love, along with his wife Rati are also worshipped by devotees in several parts of India. During Saraswati Puja , the goddess is dressed in yellow and flowers and candies of the same colour are offered to her. (more...)
Richemont Makes $3.4 Billion Offer to Take Over Yoox Net-a-Porter Richemont Makes $3.4 Billion Offer to Take Over Yoox Net-a-Porter
- January 22, 2018

Future generations of Patek Philippe owners may never set foot inside brick-and-mortar boutiques as consumers grow more comfortable waiting for delivery of higher-priced items, with the convenience of online shopping helping facilitate impulse shopping. (more...)
DMV to Begin Offering REAL ID Driver's Licenses, ID Cards DMV to Begin Offering REAL ID Driver's Licenses, ID Cards
- January 22, 2018

A United States passport, passport card, military ID, or another form of transportation safety administration approved identification will still be accepted to board an airplane. The new ID will not be needed to drive, apply for or receive federal benefits, enter a federal facility that doesn't require ID (like a post office), or visit a hospital or receive life-saving services. (more...)
Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana
- January 22, 2018

Effective July 1, the bill allows the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana and two mature and four immature marijuana plants by people 21 or older. We will await the final report from the Governor's Marijuana Commission. NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high-quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition to give $1.5 billion in aid Saudi-led coalition to give $1.5 billion in aid
- January 22, 2018

Russian Federation on Monday called for an end to fighting in Yemen, saying there could be no military solution to the almost four-year war between Huthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government. "We are backing a professionally planned and detailed humanitarian mission with military power and precision to guarantee that the humanitarian aid reaches the people who need it to ameliorate their suffering", said coalition spokesman Col. (more...)
South Korea ice hockey put in tough situation, says coach South Korea ice hockey put in tough situation, says coach
- January 22, 2018

Those include figure skating, short-track speed skating, cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing, as well as hockey, with the International Olympic Committee having approved the entry of the joint team despite concerns voiced by some hockey federations over fairness. (more...)
UN Agency Begins Fundraising After US Slashes Aid for Palestinian Refugees UN Agency Begins Fundraising After US Slashes Aid for Palestinian Refugees
- January 22, 2018

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said in a press conference in Gaza that the campaign "comes following the drastic reduction of the support provided by the United States to UNRWA". "The UK" he said, "remains firmly committed to supporting UNRWA and Palestinian refugees across the Middle East". Head of the Popular Refugee Committee in Rafah, Ziad al-Sarfandi, said the rally comes in response to the US decision to curtail its aids to the United Nations agency for Palestine ... (more...)
Oil drilling rig explosion in Oklahoma, 5 people missing Oil drilling rig explosion in Oklahoma, 5 people missing
- January 22, 2018

Around 9 a.m., the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Department says they were called to an explosion at an oil rig near Quinton. Skinner said he's not aware of any violations involving Red Mountain Operating. Multiple ambulances and three medical helicopters responded to the scene, and at least one person was rushed to a nearby hospital. The rig was erected a few weeks ago and was much larger than an oil rig. (more...)
Six killed in crack down on banned protest against Congo's President Kabila Six killed in crack down on banned protest against Congo's President Kabila
- January 22, 2018

This has stoked fears that the vast, mineral-rich Democratic Republic of Congo could slide back into the wars that killed thousands in the 1990s. Under a deal reached more than a year ago, he was due to step down by the end of 2017 - but that has not happened. (more...)
Sanjay Gupta: Let's face it, Trump has heart disease Sanjay Gupta: Let's face it, Trump has heart disease
- January 22, 2018

Jackson said Trump, who has recently faced a swirl of speculation about his mental fitness, had himself requested a cognitive test in which he performed "exceedingly well". "They don't want security at the border", Trump said. Jackson insisted that Trump's "heart is very healthy" and there is "no evidence of cardiovascular disease". (more...)
White House Changes Voicemail, Puts Blame on Democrats for Shutdown White House Changes Voicemail, Puts Blame on Democrats for Shutdown
- January 22, 2018

The recording then concludes, saying: "Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down ". Republicans and President Trump want stricter and more expansive immigration changes and funding for a wall on the Mexican border. People who have called the White House have been greeted with an unusual message putting the Democrats front and center of the entire shut down situation. (more...)
Frozen 'human waste' falls from the sky on India village Frozen 'human waste' falls from the sky on India village
- January 22, 2018

Authorities further clarified the issue by stating that they are nearly certain that the object is actually frozen airline waste. Village elder and official Vivek Kalia told the BBC the block of ice had been sent for analysis - but they were certain that it was human waste. (more...)
Lake Meredith, Alibates were open over the weekend amid federal government shutdown Lake Meredith, Alibates were open over the weekend amid federal government shutdown
- January 22, 2018

A monument and museum dedicated to the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is open to visitors amid the government shutdown . Weaver, from Bozeman, Montana, anxious about what would happen if the impasse is lengthy. Gaetana Dimauro of Adelaide, Australia, wasn't aware of the government shutdown when she went to see the Liberty Bell. He was upset, however, at the House and Senate because he said he felt that they were not doing their jobs. (more...)
MI doctor detained by ICE after 40 years in US MI doctor detained by ICE after 40 years in US
- January 22, 2018

According to the Washington Post , Niec has two misdemeanor convictions for destruction of property less than $100 and receiving and concealing stolen goods from 26 years ago. Niec's colleagues at Bronson are outraged at the situation and are hoping he will not be separated from his family. His detention in a county jail while awaiting deportation proceedings simply does not make sense. (more...)
United States increases cargo screening for 5 Muslim countries United States increases cargo screening for 5 Muslim countries
- January 22, 2018

Growing fears about terrorists sneaking a bomb into cargo on a plane bound for the US have prompted the Trump administration to issue a new order requiring closer scrutiny of air cargo from five predominantly Muslim countries. "Anomaly detection is the bottom line here", said a TSA official. An example given by officials was someone spending $500 to ship a $100 printer that's already available in the US from a country with terrorist activity through one of these five countries. (more...)
African Anger Builds Over President Trump's Racist Comments African Anger Builds Over President Trump's Racist Comments
- January 22, 2018

In Africa as in the United States, there is skepticism that the president tells the truth, and his denials are discounted. On the streets of many African countries, US President Donald Trump is the talk of the town. Senators also pressed Nielsen about the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, under which some 700,000 mostly young people brought to the country illegally by their parents have been allowed to stay. (more...)
Thunderstorms, increased fire risk expected Monday and Tuesday Thunderstorms, increased fire risk expected Monday and Tuesday
- January 22, 2018

Monday: Patchy drizzle and fog with a chance of rain. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. "This will bring numerous to widespread showers and a few thunderstorms to mainly west and north Georgia this afternoon, and across the entire region tonight ", the NWS wrote in its hazardous weather outlook. (more...)
UBS Merges Wealth Units UBS Merges Wealth Units
- January 22, 2018

Reuters poll has expected the figure to be 1.257 billion Swiss francs, lower the 2016 figure of 3.3 billion Swiss francs and less than the 2015 number of 6.2 billion Swiss francs. The new arm will have two co-presidents, Martin Blessing who now heads up the wealth management unit, and Tom Naratil , president of UBS Americas. (more...)
Senate Plans Noon Vote To End Government Shutdown Senate Plans Noon Vote To End Government Shutdown
- January 22, 2018

Senators are back to work Monday, as an ongoing government shutdown forces thousands of federal employees to stay home. "We were not party to any negotiations, and our only message to the Senate all day yesterday was pass our bill to keep the government open", AshLee Strong, Ryan's spokeswoman, said in a statement. (more...)
The Senate Just Voted to Reopen the Government-Without Protecting Dreamers The Senate Just Voted to Reopen the Government-Without Protecting Dreamers
- January 22, 2018

Any deal would most likely need the support of at least a dozen Senate Democrats, since the chamber's procedural rules require 60 votes. Funding for government operations expired at midnight on Friday and lawmakers worked through the weekend in vain. (more...)

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