• North Korean pop star visits South Korea before performing at the Olympics
North Korean pop star visits South Korea before performing at the Olympics

The acronym "COR" will be used both here and for the ice hockey team but athletes will compete separately in all other events . Though Moon has long desired talks with North Korea and sees them as a "precious chance to open the door" to peace, South Korea's Ministry of National Defense has warned that Pyongyang's diplomatic efforts could be ...

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  • Pope sorry for upsetting abuse victims
Pope sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Patricio Navia, political science professor at Diego Portales University in Santiago, said Francis had gone much further than Chilean bishops in acknowledging the sexual abuse scandal, which many Chileans appreciated. I have no evidence to condemn him. But if he punished Barros without moral certainty, "I would be committing the crime of a bad judg...

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  • See the Future in a New Ready Player One Featurette and Spot
See the Future in a New Ready Player One Featurette and Spot

Cline did say in the video that he grew up watching all of Spielberg's movies. Spielberg also has a great deal of admiration for Cline and his book, which is why they are collaborating on the upcoming feature film adaptation of the story. Miller ( Deadpool , Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossible movies) a...

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  • Trust in US Institutions Collapses
Trust in US Institutions Collapses

The 2018 edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer , released on Monday, measures the public's trust in four different institutions/ business (economic well-being), government (national security and public policy), media (information and knowledge) and NGOs (social causes and issues).

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  • Democrats would possibly attempt to prolong shutdown: Mulvaney
Democrats would possibly attempt to prolong shutdown: Mulvaney

Discussions on protections for those brought to the USA illegally as children - known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA recipients - became entangled in budget talks when Democrats said they would not support any form of a spending bill, unless these protections were addressed.

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  • Mammootty's Son Dulquer Salmaan Is Indian Team Captain
Mammootty's Son Dulquer Salmaan Is Indian Team Captain

The sources say that It's an interesting character and "O Kadhal Kanmani" star Dulquer has liked the script. His debut Bollywood movie may not have hit the screens yet, but Salmaan has already bagged his second Hindi project. "Super excited to work with unbelievable sister duo, Aarti and Pooja Shetty, with the brilliant Abhishek Sharma on Anuja Cha...

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  • Yellowstone visitors speak out as federal government shuts down
Yellowstone visitors speak out as federal government shuts down

The government should always fund out military and public lands. Pacific time Friday that was passed by the House the previous day to continue funding the government through February 16 to give more time for continued talks over hot-button issues.

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  • Trump slams Clinton during surprise visit at White House women's event
Trump slams Clinton during surprise visit at White House women's event

Lindsey Graham confronted the president during the meeting about his comments. At the meeting, Republican Sen. Other Republicans at the meeting cravenly claimed deafness or memory loss. "Whatever Trump says, causes chaos in the world". These range from his policy proposals for undocumented immigrants and his reaction to white supremacist p...

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  • Rain Forecast in Bay Area Through Early Monday Morning
Rain Forecast in Bay Area Through Early Monday Morning

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Low around 40. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. A stronger winter storm will track across Northern California from Wednesday through Thursday night , the weather service predicts. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near ...

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  • Democrats solidify their lead in midterm elections matchup
Democrats solidify their lead in midterm elections matchup

This double-digit Democratic lead among likely voters compares with a dead heat in this group in early November . Fifty-one percent of independents support the Democratic candidate, compared to 37 percent for the Republican, the same margin as in the previous poll.

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  • Take the same cognitive test the president passed
Take the same cognitive test the president passed

Dr. Ronald Petersen, an Alzheimer's expert at the prestigious Mayo Clinic , said he could not comment specifically on the president's cognitive health. It takes around 10 minutes to complete and any score above 26 is considered "normal". Trump on Friday, January 12, tweeted a convoluted denial about the comments, which were reported by The ...

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  • Donald Trump seeks 'constitutional option' to end govt shutdown
Donald Trump seeks 'constitutional option' to end govt shutdown

Senate Democrats say they will not support a funding resolution that does not include protections for immigrants brought to the U.S.as children under the DACA program and spending for disaster relief. Doug Jones, Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin voted with Republicans on the spending bill. The White House has b...

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  • RUSSIA THREAT: Putin plotting 'on Europe's DOORSTEP' warns United Kingdom military chief
RUSSIA THREAT: Putin plotting 'on Europe's DOORSTEP' warns United Kingdom military chief

In a copy of the speech given to the BBC hours before the event, General Sir Nick Carter says that Britain's ability to respond to threats "will be eroded if we don't keep up with our adversaries". "The threats we face are not thousands of miles away but are now on Europe's doorstep - we have seen how cyber warfare can be both waged on the...

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"Celestial gift" lands in village, turns out to be human poop

A chunk of ice weighing nearly two stone landed in Fazilpur Badli in Gurgaon on Saturday, to the shock of local villagers. Local official Vivek Kalia told the BBC: 'It was a very heavy icy ball of ice which dropped from the skies early on Saturday morning.

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  • 'With mixed emotions': Gov. Phil Scott signs marijuana bill into law
'With mixed emotions': Gov. Phil Scott signs marijuana bill into law

Residents 21 and over will be able to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower. " Vermont exhibited real leadership on this issue, and we urge other state legislatures to work toward sensible marijuana policies with the same diligence". "Adults in Vermont no longer need to fear being fined or criminalized for low-level marijuana possession and cu...

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  • TSA adds strict air cargo scrutiny from five predominantly Muslim countries
TSA adds strict air cargo scrutiny from five predominantly Muslim countries

The new order covers all US bound commercial flights from seven airports in Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Carriers will be required to give background information on the packages they are carrying, such as who sent it, where from and details about its contents.

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  • Mike Pence brands claims of Donald Trump 'affair' with porn star 'baseless'
Mike Pence brands claims of Donald Trump 'affair' with porn star 'baseless'

Trump said he didn't do it, "so okay, let's say he didn't do it", Graham added. "I don't think it's hypocritical because he's a flawed man, for me to try to support him and help him and pray for him", Graham said. The Islamic State terror group, also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, recently lost its territorial empire in Iraq and Syria due to a...

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  • Shutdown puts spotlight on Democratic leader Schumer
Shutdown puts spotlight on Democratic leader Schumer

Democratic Senators are so exercised about their fate that they have been refusing to vote for new temporary Government funding measures until a deal on the dreamers has been reached, plunging the US Government into total shutdown (dubbed the #SchumerShutdown by the Republicans).

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  • Korea performers' delegation to be in South tomorrow
Korea performers' delegation to be in South tomorrow

The North will also send athletes to take part in figure skating, short track speed skating, cross-country and Alpine skiing at the February 9-25 Games. Among the 22 are 12 women who will join South Korea's female hockey team in the Koreas' first-ever unified Olympic team. The IOC approved an expanded roster of 35 instead of 22 for the joint team...

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  • McConnell announces vote to reopen government at 1 am Monday
McConnell announces vote to reopen government at 1 am Monday

That said, if we're thinking about blame in that way, Republicans would appear to deserve at least as much. "Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O", Mr Schumer said. A hardline stance on immigration has been a priority of the Trump administration and support for the popular health care program was a way to lure De...

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  • Facebook admits it can have a harmful effect on democracy
Facebook admits it can have a harmful effect on democracy

New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical self-assessment yet of the social media network's effect on American democracy. Chakrabarti finished his post saying, "This is a new frontier and we don't pretend to have all the answers". In September, in one more blow for the social media, ProPublica posted that ad-...

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  • United Nations to launch funding drive for Palestinian refugees following U.S. aid cut
United Nations to launch funding drive for Palestinian refugees following U.S. aid cut

He vowed that the Palestinians will make every possible effort to face up to the emerging challenges and pressure by the pro-Israel U.S. administration. The organization has been catering for the needs of Palestinian refugees since its creation for this specific objective in 1949 and provides relief in the form of access to education, healthcare an...

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  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Boost in 2018 Midterms
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Boost in 2018 Midterms

The 4-3 decision comes less than a week after the justices heard oral arguments in the lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters previous year. Republicans have consistently won 13 of the state's 20 congressional seats since the map went into effect in the 2012 election.

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  • Police identify truck driver killed in MA crash
Police identify truck driver killed in MA crash

Police said 20-year-old Plainville resident, Christopher Vega suffered minor injuries in the one-car crash that took place shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday near Exit 47e. Authorities say the highway is closed from Enfield , Connecticut to Longmeadow and could remain closed for several hours during the cleanup and investigation.

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  • Turkey Launches Offensive On US-Backed Kurdish Militia In Syria
Turkey Launches Offensive On US-Backed Kurdish Militia In Syria

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army rebel factions had captured a Kurdish village with no resistance and were clearing landmines, a Turkish official said. The previous day, Turkish warplanes reportedly struck the al-Ashrafiya neighborhood in Afrin city, killing six civilians, including a child, spokesman Nouri Mahmoud told Syria Direct.

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