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Congressional Leaders Reach Spending Deal, But Passage Is Still In Doubt Congressional Leaders Reach Spending Deal, But Passage Is Still In Doubt
- February 10, 2018

An angry Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) accused Paul of playing games as the federal government lurched closer to running out of funding for the second time in three weeks. "I think we would need votes coming from both ways", Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) told reporters on Wednesday. The Senate must first vote on the plan by Thursday afternoon or evening; the House would then vote on it before a midnight deadline for a government shutdown . (more...)
Arctic permafrost could release massive level of mercury in future Arctic permafrost could release massive level of mercury in future
- February 10, 2018

Mercury is especially unsafe when it gets into Earth's water systems, as if it is ingested by microorganisms it can pass up the food chain to humans. After the plants die, soil microbes eat the dead organic matter, releasing the mercury back into the atmosphere or water. (more...)
Congress Facing Midnight Deadline To Avoid Government Shutdown Congress Facing Midnight Deadline To Avoid Government Shutdown
- February 10, 2018

The House voted 240 to 186 in support of a bipartisan package that extends funding until March 23 , hours after a conservative senator forced Congress to miss a midnight deadline, sparking the shutdown . But his administration had already prepared for a halt in operations. "I don't know why we are basically burning time here", an exasperated Cornyn said. (more...)
Trump delays release of Democrat-drafted rebuttal memo on Russian Federation probe
- February 10, 2018

The White House cited National Security concerns for not doing so. But Democrats said it's a deeply misleading document, twisting and cherry-picking classified intelligence to support the president. The decision seems likely to exacerbate a deepening partisan divide on the House Intelligence Committee over the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible cooperation with a Russian scheme to interfere in the 2016 election. (more...)
Lovebug Starski, Inventor of the Term Lovebug Starski, Inventor of the Term "Hip-Hop", Passes Away at 57
- February 10, 2018

Lovebug Starski was responsible for helping craft a lot of the vernacular that still remains within hip-hop today, he used to coin a variety of catchphrases that he would say constantly throughout his DJ sets. Sounding like he hadn't lost a step despite being almost two decades away from his hip-hop heyday, Starski can heard teasing partygoers on the mic while warming up the crowd. (more...)
Oppn alleges voice being muzzled, decides to boycott Rajya Sabha Oppn alleges voice being muzzled, decides to boycott Rajya Sabha
- February 10, 2018

Today's adjournment till 1400 hrs follows a similar adjournment yesterday. Azad's remarks came soon after TMC member O'Brien alleged that the first five minutes of his speech on Motion of Thanks to the Presidential address was blacked out by Rajya Sabha TV. (more...)
United Nations chief urges denuclearization to North Korea
- February 10, 2018

The night before, Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attended the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, watching a "unified" Korean team march under a banner showing an undivided Korean Peninsula. Kim Yong Nam on Friday took a picture with Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook before entering the reception room. The U.S. and North Korea have endured particularly strained relations under current U.S. (more...)
Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's autopsy results released Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's autopsy results released
- February 10, 2018

The autopsy also confirmed that the gunman, Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retired real estate investor and high-stakes gambler, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the newspaper said. Police found 23 rifles and a handgun in his hotel suite and more than a dozen of the rifles were fitted with "bump stock" devices that allowed rapid-fire shooting similar to fully automatic weapons. (more...)
How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
- February 10, 2018

Truepoint Inc who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $315.64 billion market cap company. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) have tumbled about 14% over the past five trading sessions and as a result have now reached a critical area of technical support. (more...)
Budget deal includes billions of disaster aid for Florida, Puerto Rico Budget deal includes billions of disaster aid for Florida, Puerto Rico
- February 10, 2018

President Trump signed the bill Friday morning. The package could also help other parts of the agriculture industry impacted by Irma. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, are celebrating disaster aid and other provisions for the state tucked into the two-year budget deal announced today. (more...)
Barnier warns United Kingdom objections put Brexit transition period at risk Barnier warns United Kingdom objections put Brexit transition period at risk
- February 10, 2018

Koji Tsuruoka said Japanese firms "have a high stake" in the outcome of divorce negotiations between Britain and the EU. He said Britain rejected giving lifetime rights to EU citizens who arrive after Brexit but before 2021, demanded mechanisms to be able to avoid any new EU laws it disliked, and lashing out against a mechanism the EU wants to be able to unilaterally suspend Britain's access to the single market in case of disputes. (more...)
Pakistan Zindabad slogan chanted in Occupied Kashmir assembly Pakistan Zindabad slogan chanted in Occupied Kashmir assembly
- February 10, 2018

Meanwhile, slamming Akbar Lone over his pro-Pakistani slogans National Conference President Farooq Abdullah said that he must not forget that NC does not agree with the two-nation theory that brought Pakistan into existence. MLA Lone said that he will continue doing this inside and outside of the Assembly as he founds "no wrong in it". The speaker accused Rohingyas of the attack on army's Sunjwan camp in Jammu . (more...)
Ledyard National Bank Has $2.79 Million Position in Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
- February 10, 2018

Pfizer Inc now has $209.52 billion valuation. Fundsmith LLP now owns 5,176,340 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $530,368,000 after buying an additional 1,164,972 shares in the last quarter. Therefore 88% are positive. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein boosted their price target on Automatic Data Processing from $115.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. (more...)
Storm barrels through US Midwest with snow and frigid temperatures Storm barrels through US Midwest with snow and frigid temperatures
- February 10, 2018

More than 200 flights were also canceled Friday morning at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Several of the states expecting the heaviest snowfall are now issuing storm warnings, including in Ohio, Michigan, Northern Indiana, Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa, and thousands of flights have been canceled. (more...)
Rebuts Republican claims | Trump blocks Democratic memo on Russian probe Rebuts Republican claims | Trump blocks Democratic memo on Russian probe
- February 10, 2018

WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump will not declassify a memo compiled by Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee until it is revised to mitigate sensitive information, the White House said Friday night. Mr Mueller is also investigating whether Mr Trump has committed obstruction of justice in trying to impede the Russian Federation probe. The President encourages the Committee to undertake these efforts. (more...)
Second White House Staffer Resigns Over Domestic Abuse Claims
- February 10, 2018

Reuters has not independently confirmed the allegations against Porter, or against Trump. The Washington Post reported on Friday that Sorensen's former wife claimed he was violent and emotionally abusive during their two-and-a-half-year marriage, accusations that he denied, saying that she had in fact victimized him. (more...)
Trump signs USA spending bill ending government shutdown Trump signs USA spending bill ending government shutdown
- February 10, 2018

In fact, the White House never showed signs it was anxious the bill wouldn't pass. Paul had stalled the bill in the Senate past the deadline to keep the government open Thursday night. Immediately after the Senate passed its bill to reopen the government, McConnell began to set up the process for a vote on DACA in the Senate next week. (more...)
UN Security Council to consider 30-day ceasefire in Syria UN Security Council to consider 30-day ceasefire in Syria
- February 10, 2018

The attacks have displaced around 60,000 people, she said. A United States military official said the US-led coalition that still assists Kurdish-led forces in the hunt for surviving ISIS members in eastern Syria killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters overnight. (more...)
Mattis to Fight Possible Deportation of 'Dreamers' on Active Duty Mattis to Fight Possible Deportation of 'Dreamers' on Active Duty
- February 10, 2018

Matts said the protections apply to those who benefit from the program who are on active duty, in the active reserves, have already signed a contract with the military and are waiting to go to boot camp and veterans who left with an honorable discharge. (more...)
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) EVP John B. Moriarty Sells 3363 Shares
- February 10, 2018

Oneok Inc New now has $22.33B valuation. 164 funds opened positions while 273 raised stakes. About 146,004 shares traded. It increased, as 21 investors sold Air Lease Corporation shares while 74 reduced holdings. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 7 rated the stock as Buy, 1 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 0 gave an Underperform. Therefore 83% are positive. (more...)
Russian Federation sending back North Korean workers Russian Federation sending back North Korean workers
- February 10, 2018

Alexander Matsegora stressed to reporters on Wednesday that Russian Federation is acting in line with a UN Security Council sanctions resolution adopted past year. Russian Federation issues 12,000-15,000 visas to North Koreans each year, and 35,000 North Koreans have been working here, mostly in construction, agriculture and fishing, Mr Matsegora added. (more...)
Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade
- February 10, 2018

He has referred to the games as the "Olympic Games of peace". It is important to ensure that the fresh inter-Korean dialogue will open the door to negotiations between North Korea and the United States. But tensions between the North and the US, a South Korean ally, sparked by the Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests have cast a long shadow over the Games. (more...)
North Korea's Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to meeting North Korea's Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to meeting
- February 10, 2018

The announcement came a day after the stunning image of the two Koreas marching together under a unified flag in the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics . warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. Earlier on Friday, Pence and second lady Karen Pence met with North Korean defectors at the Cheonan Memorial, which is located outside of Seoul , South Korea. (more...)
Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP
- February 10, 2018

This is the money that the state government has already spent on the project. In a statement submitted to the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Yanamala Ramakrishnudu stated that a sum of Rs 3,217.63 crore is yet to be released by the Centre for the Polavaram project. (more...)
Karnataka Elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi to kickstart campaign from Bellary Karnataka Elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi to kickstart campaign from Bellary
- February 10, 2018

Ahead of the Karnataka Assembly Election which will be taking place anytime in 2018, BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa took to his Twitter account and in a "welcome" message for Rahul Gandhi said, "I heartily welcome #ElectionHindu Rahul Gandhi to Ballari". (more...)

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