• Grand Canyon to remain open during shutdown
Grand Canyon to remain open during shutdown

Campground guests were being allowed to stay, unless safety concerns arise necessitating their departure. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said the state's top tourist attraction "will not close on our watch, period". Last week, as negotiations stalled in Congress on a spending measure to keep the lights on, the Trump administration made the head-scrat...

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  • S&P Capital Markets ETF SPDR (KCE)'s MFI Reading Under The Lens
S&P Capital Markets ETF SPDR (KCE)'s MFI Reading Under The Lens

Gurufocus.com's news article titled: "Bach Investment Advisors Ltd Buys SPDR S&P 500, PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 ..." with publication date: January 17, 2018 was also an interesting one. Patten Group Inc. now owns 51,021 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock valued at $177,000 after acquiring an additional 48,071 shares during the period...

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  • Police investigating profane banners found outside of IN church
Police investigating profane banners found outside of IN church

A number of racist expletives were written on one banner. The banner - which includes vulgar language and misspellings - says "Die [expletive], Orlando just like Los Vegas" with the date January 23 in red letters, according to the Journal & Courier newspaper.

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  • Pepsico (NASDAQ:PEP) Earns
Pepsico (NASDAQ:PEP) Earns "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group

Pepsico has a 12 month low of $102.44 and a 12 month high of $120.68. The stock had a trading volume of 5,976,505 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,750,000. Vetr downgraded the shares of PEP in report on Thursday, August 27 to "Buy" rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 6 report.

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  • Sooners Drop, Cowgirls Rise in Latest Polls
Sooners Drop, Cowgirls Rise in Latest Polls

Texas Tech (15-4, 4-3), which also lost twice last week, is the only other Big 12 team ranked in the AP Top 25 . The Sooners fell to 12th in the AP poll, down eight spots from last week, and dropped to 11th in the coaches poll, down five spots from a week ago.

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  • Pope Francis holds Mass ending his two-nation trip to Latin America
Pope Francis holds Mass ending his two-nation trip to Latin America

Extortion is also common in the area, especially around Trujillo and parts hit hardest by the floods, and bus drivers who refuse to pay often see their minibuses torched. But controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to cast a shadow over what has become the most contested and violent trip of his p...

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  • Hong Kong bookseller 'seized on China train in front of diplomats'
Hong Kong bookseller 'seized on China train in front of diplomats'

He was held at an undisclosed location in China until he was formally released in October previous year. The Hong Kong-based publisher disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand. "This group of about 10 men in plain clothes just came in and grabbed him from the train and took him away", she said. "China's reported claims that it belie...

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  • US reveals when its Jerusalem embassy to be opened
US reveals when its Jerusalem embassy to be opened

Mr Pence also said the United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year , ahead of schedule. The vice president will fly to Israel Sunday evening where he will address the Knesset - Israel's parliament - and meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu .

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  • Turkey vows to oust US-backed Kurds in Syria
Turkey vows to oust US-backed Kurds in Syria

The suspects were accused of "insulting a public official", "inciting hatred and enmity among people", "insulting the president", "humiliating the Turkish people, government, and military organization overtly", and "propagating terrorist organization ideas" with regards to Twitter activity.

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  • Today's Brokerage Rating: Navient Corporation (NAVI), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT)
Today's Brokerage Rating: Navient Corporation (NAVI), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT)

Harbourvest Partners Llc who had been investing in Independent Bank Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.09 billion market cap company. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st were given a dividend of $0.105 per share. Towle & Communication has 1.08M shares for 3.82% of their portfolio.

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  • OH man admits to police he threw his wife's body in Tennessee
OH man admits to police he threw his wife's body in Tennessee

On the way home, authorities said Snider wrapped his wife's body in plastic and dumped her in the Tennessee River along I-40. He told authorities that he didn't know where they took her body, and he came back to OH, police said. A Hartville, Ohio , man's unusual story took another turn after he admitted to disposing of his wife's body in the Tenne...

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  • U.S. government shutdown to end after temporary deal is reached
U.S. government shutdown to end after temporary deal is reached

Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a speech on the Senate floor. Harris, a likely 2020 presidential candidate who voted against the deal, said McConnell's promise on DACA "fell far short of the ironclad guarantee" she needed "to support a stopgap spending bill".

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  • Fifteen Syrians freeze to death trying to flee to Lebanon
Fifteen Syrians freeze to death trying to flee to Lebanon

According to local media, the Syrians were traveling on a well-known route, frequented by hundreds of refugees over the years. An army statement gave a different toll of nine bodies and said the military saved five Syrians. In 2015, the Lebanese government barred the U.N.'s refugee agency, UNHCR, from registering Syrian refugees, and placed addit...

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  • One dead after ambulance crash on USA 31
One dead after ambulance crash on USA 31

It happened at around 3:45 a.m. on US 31 at State Road 218 in Miami County, Indiana. After the driver fell asleep, the vehicle went through a red light and hit a auto that had a green light, state police said. Wesner and Chaban were working for Tri-County Ambulance Service based in Wakarusa, IN. The ambulance was transporting a 5-month-old and ...

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  • Pence says USA will open embassy in Jerusalem next year
Pence says USA will open embassy in Jerusalem next year

United States Vice President Mike Pence announced on Monday that the United States will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2019, ahead of schedule, honoring a bipartisan commitment made over 20 years ago, enshrined in the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act of 1995 .

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  • Florida fundraiser is on with or without Trump
Florida fundraiser is on with or without Trump

Given the impasse on government spending, planners of the event have been told it's unlikely Trump will make it to West Palm Beach to attend it himself. Today marks the one-year anniversary of Trump taking the oath of office to become the 45th president. President Donald Trump was planning to leave later in the week.

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  • S. Korea: Olympic Participation from N. Korea Will Aid Peace, Ease Tensions
S. Korea: Olympic Participation from N. Korea Will Aid Peace, Ease Tensions

North Korean officials also said that they plan to send a team to participate in the PyeongChang Paralympics in March. The two Koreas reached a package of Olympics-related rapprochement deals on Wednesday, including marching together at the opening ceremony and fielding their first joint Olympic team, in women's ice hockey.

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  • FBI Director Threatened To Resign Over Pressure To Fire McCabe
FBI Director Threatened To Resign Over Pressure To Fire McCabe

The report follows news of Sessions' pressure on Wray to oust McCabe and former general counsel James Baker in order to make way for a "fresh start" at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His wife, Jill McCabe, took nearly $470,000 from a political action committee associated with former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Hillary and Bill Clinton ...

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  • Ted Cruz reinvents his stance on the 2013 government shutdown he championed
Ted Cruz reinvents his stance on the 2013 government shutdown he championed

In 2013, Cruz , along with conservatives in the House, demanded that any spending bill also delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act . The Texas Republican blamed "angry" Democrats for shutting down the federal government in an attempt to derails President Donald Trump's agenda, but MSNBC congressional correspondent Kasie Hunt re...

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  • Collins holds bipartisan meetings during government shutdown
Collins holds bipartisan meetings during government shutdown

An unnamed senator broke a glass elephant when they accidentally threw a "talking stick" used during bipartisan shutdown negotiations across Sen. Politico reported that Sen. Collins apparently isn't the first lawmaker to use the decorative stick. Collins reportedly chose to switch to a ball after the dustup, presumably assuming it would be a...

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  • GOP Sues to Throw Over 100 Democratic Candidates Off The Primary Ballot
GOP Sues to Throw Over 100 Democratic Candidates Off The Primary Ballot

President Donald Trump sits at the Resolute desk during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 17, 2018. Women of colour favour Democrats by a 53-point margin, somewhat smaller than Clinton's 63-point advantage over Trump in 2016.

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  • What we can learn from a leaked draft of Trump's infrastructure plan
What we can learn from a leaked draft of Trump's infrastructure plan

A requirement that the federal government cap its grant contribution to a project to 20 percent of a project's total cost, no matter how large it is, might spell disaster for the New York-New Jersey Gateway Project if the bridge-and-tunnel plan falls under the bill's jurisdiction.

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  • Backed SDF ready to send reinforcements to Afrin
Backed SDF ready to send reinforcements to Afrin

The assault has been dubbed " Operation Olive Branch " by the Turkish armed forces. The fighting Abdul Rahim was referring to force at least 150,000 residents of these villages to flee to Azaz. Russia's swagger has also been dented this month by attacks on its air and naval bases in Syria by swarms of satellite-guided drones, the perpetrators of...

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  • Pres. Rouhani: Iran always backs integrated, united Iraq
Pres. Rouhani: Iran always backs integrated, united Iraq

The referendum was also condemned in neighbouring Iran and Turkey. During a press conference following a Council of Ministers meeting in Erbil on Monday, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said he had a "productive meeting" with Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on Sunday and is scheduled to meet him again in Davos.

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  • #SchumerShutdown was Russian bots' top hashtag, group says
#SchumerShutdown was Russian bots' top hashtag, group says

Are they now so desperate they'll shut down the government instead? Twitter has come under fire for the way that Russian bots have used the platform to advance various hashtags. The question that should be on everyone's mind is who is paying the Russians to release those bots on the Twittersphere? The Alliance for Securing Democracy discovered ...

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