• N.Korea rules out talks with USA during Olympics
N.Korea rules out talks with USA during Olympics

While US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leads diplomatic efforts to compel North Korea to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the Pentagon backs up such initiatives "with viable military options", he said. delegation to the Olympic games and vowed to keep pressure on Pyongyang until it begins a "complete, verifiable a...

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  • Medals up for grabs on Day 2 of Pyeongchang Winter Games
Medals up for grabs on Day 2 of Pyeongchang Winter Games

By sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract global attention during the Olympics, North Korea is also trying to construct a fresher and warmer public image and defuse potential USA efforts to use the Pyeongchang Games to highlight the North's brutal human rights record, experts say.

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  • Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea's 'world class military power'
Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea's 'world class military power'

On July 4th, a very similar eight-wheel launcher showed up in a North Korean photo said to show Kim watching the launch of a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile test. Northern Command and highlighted the upcoming deployment of an additional 20 ground-based interceptors that will be ready to respond to a North Korean launch.

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  • US Senate rushes to clinch budget deal to avert govt shutdown
US Senate rushes to clinch budget deal to avert govt shutdown

The California Democrat took to the House floor at about 10:04 a.m. Pelosi set the record for the longest continuous speech in House history, reading from letters of Dreamers pleading for the legislation. It would also provide money for his border wall and curb legal immigration. McConnell said the measure would rewrite existing defense limits ...

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  • NKorea Not Interested in Meeting With US at Olympics
NKorea Not Interested in Meeting With US at Olympics

Noh added that such "exceptions" would be limited to the period of the South hosting the Winter Olympics this month. The apparent thaw has not been reflected in Washington. Kim Jong-un's army of cheerleading bombshells arrive ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games 2018. Sources told CNN that the sending of ceremonial head of st...

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  • Holocaust denier running for Congress in IL
Holocaust denier running for Congress in IL

Jones, It is shocking to hear how vocally and unapologetically racist you are", she said after playing a clip of Jones speaking at a Neo-Nazi gathering, "Are you a Nazi? ". "We condemn this candidate and his hateful rhetoric in the strongest possible terms", RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens told The Times of Israel in an email on Tuesday.

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  • Turkey calls on U.S. troop withdrawal from Manbij
Turkey calls on U.S. troop withdrawal from Manbij

The U.S. -led coalition said its action was in "self-defense", citing a major attack on its allied forces and U.S. advisers in Deir el-Zour province by at least 500 fighters, battle tanks, howitzers and mortars. A video of the alleged incident later emerged on social media. It later reported that 10 strikes by the coalition had caused "massi...

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  • House vote set to avoid shutdown and fund Pentagon for full year
House vote set to avoid shutdown and fund Pentagon for full year

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell announced the plan following extensive negotiations with Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer . The House bill does not contain changes to USA immigration law, which were a key point of contention in a partisan standoff that led to a three-day partial shutdown last month.

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  • Just the Facts on International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Just the Facts on International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

About 894,132 shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM ) has a Return on Assets of 4.7 percent, Return on Investment of 8.9 percent and a Return on Equity of 31.1 percent. Heritage Wealth Advsr holds 4,871 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Broadfin Capital Llc, which manages about $1.26 billion and $676.01M US Long portf...

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  • Nagaland Assembly elections: 253 candidates file nominations on the last day
Nagaland Assembly elections: 253 candidates file nominations on the last day

The Congress leader attributed the "lack of enthusiasm" among workers to the "organisational weaknesses and shortage of resources". Wednesday was the last day for filing nominations. All local political parties in the state said they will boycott the polls as a show of support to tribal bodies and groups, who have been demanding that election...

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  • Humana Inc. (HUM) Consensus Earnings Estimates
Humana Inc. (HUM) Consensus Earnings Estimates

Humana had previously said it would start the bonus program in 2018, instead of 2019, because of the tax savings, but the company had not disclosed how many employees would be affected by the move. Evercore Wealth Lc, New York-based fund reported 387 shares. Cornerstone Advsr has invested 0.04% in Humana Inc . The rating was maintained by Jeffe...

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  • Putin, Erdogan discuss Afrin, Syria over phone call
Putin, Erdogan discuss Afrin, Syria over phone call

They discussed the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, just outside Damascus, where many have been killed in aerial strikes in the past few days. "The importance of clear and strict compliance with the Astana agreements on the creation of de-escalation zones in Syria is stressed". The last time such meeting took place in Sochi, Russia, in...

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  • Senate leaders strike long-term budget deal - despite Trump's shutdown comments
Senate leaders strike long-term budget deal - despite Trump's shutdown comments

Four months into the 2018 fiscal year, Congress has already passed four short-term spending bills called "continuing resolutions" that keep government agencies running on last year's budget levels. The higher spending from the deal would add to an expanding federal budget deficit that Steve Bell, a former Senate Budget Com...

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  • 800 terrorists killed in Syria's Afrin: Turkey's Erdogan
800 terrorists killed in Syria's Afrin: Turkey's Erdogan

Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said he obtained the video from Syrian fighters, who managed to pull the body out of the battlefield. Since the attack, the Turkish military identified the source of the rocket fire, and units stationed around Kilis responded with missiles aimed at the terrorists.

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  • Bush: 'Clear evidence' Russian Federation interfered in 2016 election
Bush: 'Clear evidence' Russian Federation interfered in 2016 election

His remarks follow comments he made in October, when he said that Russian cyberattacks were a "sustained attempt by a hostile power to feed and exploit our country's divisions". President Donald Trump has repeatedly dismissed intelligence reports of Russian meddling in the election as fake news, a hoax and made-up. "The reason he does is becau...

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  • More snow is likely late Thursday into Saturday
More snow is likely late Thursday into Saturday

It will be a mostly cloudy morning, gradually turning to a sunny afternoon with a high temperature of about 36 degrees, according to the NWS. South/southeast winds around 5 miles per hour. Thursday will be partly cloudy and cool with an afternoon high near 43 degrees. Wind chill values as low as -16. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

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  • Rouhani Voices Iran Readiness to Help Turkey over Syria Concerns
Rouhani Voices Iran Readiness to Help Turkey over Syria Concerns

They added that the two leaders "agreed to continue their military and political coordination" in the Syrian theater, while Erdoğan raised the issue of the "worrying situation" in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian government and Russian forces have staged harsh raids on rebel-held areas.

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  • Your council tax is probably going to increase this year
Your council tax is probably going to increase this year

The survey, commissioned by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU), also found that of the 95 per cent of local authorities in England planning to raise council tax rates this financial year, nearly three-quarters said they would be increasing it by more than 2.5 per cent.

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: Gay figure skater Adam Rippon spurns Mike Pence
Winter Olympics 2018: Gay figure skater Adam Rippon spurns Mike Pence

Rippon, 28, is a U.S. Olympic figure skater, and Kenworthy, 26, is a U.S. skier. This seems to indicate pretty clearly his support of conversion therapy . LGBT leaders interpreted the statement as supporting funding for gay conversion therapy, although Pence denies supporting the practice. Once again, Rippon rebuffed the offer to meet with America...

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  • United Nations urges month-long Syrian ceasefire to ship…
United Nations urges month-long Syrian ceasefire to ship…

Mr Le Drian said global law was "being violated by the Damascus regime, by Iran and those who are attacking eastern Ghouta and Idlib", calling on all Iranian-backed militia, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, to leave Syria . The escalating offensive, which included a suspected chlorine attack a day earlier, reached a new ferocity after insurg...

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  • Justin Timberlake announces concert at Rupp Arena
Justin Timberlake announces concert at Rupp Arena

McKenna then posted the selfies to his social media accounts... and they went viral. On Sunday night, Justin Timberlake joined an elite list of artists including Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry , Bruno Mars , Beyoncé and Madonna who have performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in recent times.

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  • EU Parliament bans geoblocking, exempts Netflix and other streaming services
EU Parliament bans geoblocking, exempts Netflix and other streaming services

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of a resolution to ask the European Commission to thoroughly examine "summer-time arrangements" - and potentially come up with a proposal to change the biannual clock change. The non-binding resolution points to an October 2017 EU Parliament study saying that, while daylight-saving time benefits the...

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  • Baby tiger found in the mail in Mexico
Baby tiger found in the mail in Mexico

The cub was dehydrated but otherwise OK, the AP reported . Authorities say the two-month old cub was sedated and had no food or water. The baby tiger was only detected when a sniffer dog searching for contraband noticed something odd about the container.

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  • Wynn Resorts (WYNN) Upgraded to
Wynn Resorts (WYNN) Upgraded to "Positive" at UBS Group

Shares of Wynn Resorts plummeted last week when the report broke. Citigroup set a $228.00 price target on Wynn Resorts and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. The stock decreased 2.25% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $1.74. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. Wynn Resorts's div...

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  • South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister
South Korean president, US Vice President, to meet North Korean leader's sister

When North Korean despot Kim Jong Un first announced his intent to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea and revealed an interest in dialogue with South Korea, Korea watchers were skeptical, quick to point out that the North was likely attempting to sow division between the USA and South Korea.

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