• North Carolina Must Redraw Congressional Map: Judges
North Carolina Must Redraw Congressional Map: Judges

The three judges ruled late Tuesday that the boundaries violate the U.S. Constitution because they were created to benefit Republican candidates at the expense of non-Republican voters. Democrats and the groups that brought the suit applauded the ruling. The General Assembly is the bicameral legislature of North Carolina, consisting of a House an...

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  • Trump on hand for national anthem at NCAA title game
Trump on hand for national anthem at NCAA title game

Trump stood on the field during the pre-game festivities, and during the Anthem, he placed his hand over his heart and sang along to some - but not all - of the song. Trump is expected to join Alabama's radio broadcast for an interview at the end of the first quarter with play-by-play man Eli Gold and analyst Phil Savage.

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  • Saudi arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest
Saudi arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest

In Saudi Arabia more than 90% of budget revenues come from the oil industry while in the UAE it is roughly 80%. A state-linked Saudi news website says 11 princes have been arrested and will be tried for staging a protest at one of the king's palaces and refusing orders to leave.

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  • Warrants issued for California man following bogus armed-hostage situation in Calgary
Warrants issued for California man following bogus armed-hostage situation in Calgary

Investigators believe the victim was targeted following an online encounter earlier that same day. According to CPS officials, officers and members of the TAC team responded to an apartment building in the 2300 block of 17B Street S.W.in the evening hours of Friday, December 22, 2017 after a shooting and hostage taking was reported to 911.

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  • New Hampshire House passes marijuana legalization bill
New Hampshire House passes marijuana legalization bill

New Hampshire workers would be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave under a bill that won preliminary approval in the House on Tuesday. Undeterred by the committee's non-binding "recommendation" and led by a seemingly progressive member of the GOP, New Hampshire's House of Representatives have now passed HB 656 .

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  • Michael Wolff On Donald Trump Exposé: 'I Am Not A Hit Man'
Michael Wolff On Donald Trump Exposé: 'I Am Not A Hit Man'

I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try). He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. They include assertions that Trump never wanted to be president, that all of his senior staff considered him an idiot, that he tried to lock the Secret Serv...

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  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

According to police, officers were summoned to Skeeter's Pub at 7 Coles Road in Blackwood about 8:20 p.m. for a patron who was escorted from the bar after allegedly striking a bartender and bouncer. Officer Darrell Lester has been with the VPD for nearly four years. We are so grateful to have someone to call when help is needed. "As a law enfor...

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  • University Of Cincinnati Sued Over Security Fee For White Nationalist's Speech
University Of Cincinnati Sued Over Security Fee For White Nationalist's Speech

Spencer's legal team filed a similar lawsuit against the Ohio State University. "The fee assessed is a mere fraction of the costs we anticipate incurring as a result of this event, but we hold firm in our efforts to respect the principles of free speech while maintaining safety on campus", the statement said.

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  • Chris Christie blames Trump for why he's not president, quickly gets humiliated
Chris Christie blames Trump for why he's not president, quickly gets humiliated

Christie's outspoken style was a departure from previous Republican nominees, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, and gave a potential new look to the GOP brand that was in need of a change. -elect Phil Murphy a week later. It is impossible to say exactly how the race would have played out without Trump in it, but it is far more likely that ...

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  • 'Padmavat' Movie To Release On January 25?
'Padmavat' Movie To Release On January 25?

Meanwhile, Neeraj Pandey's upcoming thriller Aiyaari, which stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Baypayee and was earlier slated to release along with Akshay Kumar's Padman , will now be getting postponed and the makers of Aiyaari have made a decision to release the film on February 9, after the announcement of Padmavat releasing on January 25.

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  • Eurozone unemployment hits nine-year low
Eurozone unemployment hits nine-year low

Eurostat, the EU's official statistics agency said that the jobless rate fell to 8.7 per cent in November, hitting analyst predictions and down from 8.8 per cent in October. And Spain 's unemployment rate was unchanged at 16.7 percent. So far, there's been little evidence that the steady fall in unemployment has done much to lift average pay ris...

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  • Gov. Malloy proposes statewide ban on
Gov. Malloy proposes statewide ban on "bump stocks"

Permit holders who possess fire rate enhancements prior to July 1, 2020 would receive an infraction and be fined $90 for their first offense. In the wake of the Las Vegas attack, there seemed to be bipartisan support for a bump stock ban at the federal level, but so far no legislation has passed.

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  • Marine biologist says whale protected her from shark
Marine biologist says whale protected her from shark

Hauser thinks it's likely that the whale that head-butted her was similarly trying to protect her from the predator in their midst (she later learned that, while one humpback was focused on her, another was swatting the water near the tiger shark , seemingly keeping it at bay).

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  • 5 killed as mud sweeps away homes in California burn areas
5 killed as mud sweeps away homes in California burn areas

Van Hecke says he was told of the death by the Rohters' daughter. Santa Barbara County fire spokesperson Mike Eliason said "multiple rescues from vehicles and structures are underway", adding they've already received a number of missing persons reports.

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  • Julian Assange: Ecuador looks to end WikiLeaks founder impasse
Julian Assange: Ecuador looks to end WikiLeaks founder impasse

The continued exchange between Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno and Assange concerning the latter's involvement in political affairs may be a factor in the request for a transfer. He remains over fears he will be extradited to the United States and put on trial for WikiLeaks publishing leaked secret USA military documents and diplomatic cables in 2...

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  • Legal marijuana in NJ may have just died
Legal marijuana in NJ may have just died

It's early in the history of marijuana legalization, particularly for recreational purposes, so the jury is out on important questions like the public health impacts and the ease with which minors can access the drug. In 2016, the state topped $1 billion in legal weed revenues , allowing the government to bring in more than $193 million in fees an...

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  • German & Italian police smash cross-border Mafia ring
German & Italian police smash cross-border Mafia ring

The mafia clans established a stranglehold on the Crotone economy, controlling everything, including food, wine, forestry, garbage collection, funeral services, and even a refugee shelter. More recently, the crime clan is worming its way into Germany. The 'ndrangheta's presence in Germany first made headlines in 2007, when a family feud between Cal...

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  • Israeli Forces Arrest 17 Palestinians in Overnight West Bank Raids
Israeli Forces Arrest 17 Palestinians in Overnight West Bank Raids

Israeli occupied the Palestinian territories in 1967, and it continues to build settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem despite global condemnations. USA -led Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014. The White House said on Monday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit the region from January 20 to 23, embark...

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  • Jerusalem should be shared capital: UK
Jerusalem should be shared capital: UK

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state. On the same day, Trump posted a tweet , in which he suggested he wanted to cut aid to the Palestinians, if they do not want to work wi...

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  • Trump signs order expanding mental health benefits for veterans
Trump signs order expanding mental health benefits for veterans

Currently, only 40 percent of military members have mental health coverage, he said. "They get out of the military and they have nobody to talk to, nobody to speak to", explained the president. Shulkin said that he does not expect the new health plans to require additional funding, despite the expected cost of "a couple hundred million dollars ...

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  • Lane Kiffin: Tua Tagovailoa would have transferred if kept on bench
Lane Kiffin: Tua Tagovailoa would have transferred if kept on bench

Alabama won its fifth national championship under head coach Nick Saban. Down three in overtime and facing a second-and-26 from the 41-yard line, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa brushed himself off from a sack and returned to the huddle. They are so loaded they could bring in last year's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback off the bench with next to zer...

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  • The Trump administration's North Korea plan pretty much starts a war
The Trump administration's North Korea plan pretty much starts a war

Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are weighing whether the USA should respond to future North Korean missile and nuclear tests with a targeted first strike on one of the regime's facilities. He added: "Mike Pompeo reaffirmed once again that we are only months away from North Korea reaching their final technological objective of nucleari...

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  • HHS Nominee: Conscience Protections are 'American Values'
HHS Nominee: Conscience Protections are 'American Values'

Ron Wyden of OR, the panel's top Democrat, who highlighted splashy charts that showed plainly that the prices for an osteoporosis drug, Forteo, and an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug, Strattera, had doubled during Azar's tenure at Lilly.

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  • Bats 'boiled' alive in heatwave
Bats 'boiled' alive in heatwave

Unsafe heat is roasting parts of Australia with temperatures spiking so high that hundreds of baby bats were found dead on the ground due to exhaustion and dehydration, experts say. Numbers are estimated as between 200 and thousands, as residents of Campbelltown, New South Wales, woke up to frightful scenes. On Jan. 6, a weather station in the...

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  • Braintree MP James Cleverly handed promotion in cabinet reshuffle
Braintree MP James Cleverly handed promotion in cabinet reshuffle

The most senior figures in May's Cabinet, including the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson , and the chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, kept their jobs in the shake-up, despite calls for them to be moved or dismissed. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , a leading Brexit supporter, is expected to keep his job despite challenging May's stra...

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