• Oil drops below $60 as soaring United States output's expected backlash kicks in
Oil drops below $60 as soaring United States output's expected backlash kicks in

A report released by the EIA showed that the crude inventories went up by 1.9 million barrels to 420.3M last week. The U.S. has planned to sell half of its emergency oil reserves to help pay its bills, which was the hedge against supply disruptions.

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  • Onodera comments on N.Korea's military parade
Onodera comments on N.Korea's military parade

He said Japan will work with the United States and South Korea to collect and analyze information on North Korea's arsenal and military activities. Pence says the US and South Korea are "completely aligned". Kim Yong Nam on Friday took a picture with Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook before entering the reception room. The North Korean delegation...

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  • Brexit transition period 'not a given', EU's Barnier warns
Brexit transition period 'not a given', EU's Barnier warns

After the latest round of talks between officials in Brussels , Michel Barnier said that three "substantial" disagreements remained over plans for the transition, expected to last around two years after the date of withdrawal in March 2019.

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  • Mattis: Military DREAMers Should Still Be Protected If DACA Expires
Mattis: Military DREAMers Should Still Be Protected If DACA Expires

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that that he will fight to protect the estimated 800-900 so-called " Dreamers " now serving on active duty from the possibility of being deported next month. Until now, the fate of about 800 service members in the program had not been clear. The Dreamers in the military are among an estimated 690,000 n...

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  • Olympics: Japan team captain Kodaira to skip opening ceremony
Olympics: Japan team captain Kodaira to skip opening ceremony

The figureheads from both Koreas shared another moment of cordiality when they made a toast at an official reception. Not long after, North and South Korean athletes entered Olympic Stadium together, waving flags showing a unified Korea - the long-time dream, in theory at least, of many Koreans both North and South.

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  • Bihar, UP bypolls on March 11
Bihar, UP bypolls on March 11

Bihar's Araira constituency, which is unrepresented after the death of sitting MP and RJD leader Mohammad Taslimuddin, will also have elections on the same date. But so far, there has been no official word from the party. The bypoll in Araria in Bihar assumes significance as it would be the first election after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar steered...

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  • Kim Jong-un's sister arrives in South Korea in historic visit
Kim Jong-un's sister arrives in South Korea in historic visit

Mr Moon has been trying to use the games as an opportunity to revive communication with North Korea after a period of diplomatic stalemate and eventually pull it into talks to resolve the worldwide standoff over its nuclear programme. According to the South Korean organizing committee, they have extended invitations to First Lady Melania Trump, as ...

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  • Government shutdown ends. Congress authorizes trillion-dollar deficit, raises debt ceiling
Government shutdown ends. Congress authorizes trillion-dollar deficit, raises debt ceiling

The Defense Department's base budget will be $600 billion for FY-18 and $617 billion for FY-19, breaking the respective caps of $549 billion and $562 billion for those years. "But I would argue that it's time to vote", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. "I want people to feel uncomfortable". The bill includes massive spending in...

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  • Russians Lobbied Clinton on Uranium One as Spies Infiltrated Her Inner Circle
Russians Lobbied Clinton on Uranium One as Spies Infiltrated Her Inner Circle

He revealed how the Russian government used an American lobbying firm, APCO, to funnel millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation's Global Initiative, The Hill reported on February 7.In December previous year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had announced it is revisiting evidence obtained by the FBI in an investigation into the Uranium One Dea...

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  • Trump Receives Intel Briefings Orally, Not Every Day — WashPost
Trump Receives Intel Briefings Orally, Not Every Day — WashPost

Although a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Brian Hale, told The Post that the briefing is "written by senior-level, career intelligence officers", and that it "always provides objective intelligence - including on Russian Federation - to the president and his staff", officials said that this intelligence is some...

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  • MassMutual to shutter Enfield campus, consolidate in Bay State
MassMutual to shutter Enfield campus, consolidate in Bay State

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the Commonwealth is providing approximately $46 million to the company in incentives, the largest commitment ever made to a Springfield-based company. It expects to increase it corporate headquarters workforce by about 50 percent. The company is also closing offices in Memphis, Tenn., Somerset, N.J., Johnston, ...

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  • Mini-casino headed for Lawrence County
Mini-casino headed for Lawrence County

Stadium Live LLC bid $40.1 million to reserve a license to build a small casino within a 15-mile region centered in Derry Township. It was the best of three offers, for the third mini-casino auction to date. Six different developers tried to land a casino gaming license and a horse racing license for the project, which once was known as Valley Vi...

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  • Russian athletes lose appeal to take part in Winter Olympics
Russian athletes lose appeal to take part in Winter Olympics

Russian Federation as a nation isn't competing in South Korea, having been banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December in the aftermath of the McLaren Report . "Today's decision by the CAS .is a small semblance of justice for clean athletes ". You can never count out Team Canada when it comes to curling.

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  • National Recap: Memo details alleged Federal Bureau of Investigation abuses
National Recap: Memo details alleged Federal Bureau of Investigation abuses

In the video, the GOP lawmakers argued that Americans should be protected from being surveilled unjustly. Essentially the question is this: What did the Federal Bureau of Investigation actually know about the controversial " Steele dossier " that alleges all sorts of ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and what did i...

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  • Clandestine Crunch: Russians Busted Using Supercomputer to Mine Cryptocurrency
Clandestine Crunch: Russians Busted Using Supercomputer to Mine Cryptocurrency

Shortly afterwards, the supercomputer's security system transmitted relevant data to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB). The supercomputer the scientists allegedly used was actually not supposed to be connected to the Internet at all, as a security precaution.

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  • Officer, suspect killed; 2 deputies wounded south of Atlanta
Officer, suspect killed; 2 deputies wounded south of Atlanta

The sheriff said an altercation then broke out. The Locust Grove officer died at the scene. They talked to the subject of the warrant for about ten minutes before they tried to take him into custody. WSB-TV reported two of the law officers were flown away by helicopter while the third was carried by ambulance. Yellow police tape cordoned off ...

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  • Kim Jong Un's Sister Arrives in South Korea
Kim Jong Un's Sister Arrives in South Korea

The biggest support came from those who identified their political stance as "conservative" or "centrist". " South Korea wants easing of tensions and dialogue with North Korea in order to prevent an outbreak of war due to misjudgment", Mr.

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  • Congress nears budget deal, Trump says he would 'love' a shutdown
Congress nears budget deal, Trump says he would 'love' a shutdown

On Tuesday he held a roundtable discussion with lawmakers and law enforcement officials where he lamented that "killers" were coming across the border and living illegally in the United States. The minority party agreed to reopen the government until February 8 in exchange for debating in Congress an immigration plan to aid the Dreamers .

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  • Trump signs spending bill, ending short shutdown
Trump signs spending bill, ending short shutdown

The measure narrowly passed in the House hours earlier, in a 240-186 vote, overcoming opposition from both conservative Republicans opposed to boosting federal spending and Democrats anxious its passage would diminish their leverage in the coming debate over immigration.

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  • Newborn Abandoned at Tucson Airport
Newborn Abandoned at Tucson Airport

The Tucson Airport Authority on Tuesday released surveillance footage of a person they believe to be the baby's mother, along with an image of the note and audio of the 911 call. Airport spokeswoman Jessie Butler told the Post in a statement that the baby is in the custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Arizona is a "safe haven" sta...

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  • NY Times: Trump Called Priebus, Others to Complain About Kelly
NY Times: Trump Called Priebus, Others to Complain About Kelly

Kelly also advised staffers who are seeking counseling that resources are available at the White House. Porter is facing allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him by his two ex-wives. Lewandowski, Hatch was told, was jealous because Porter was dating Trump communications director Hope Hicks. Porter's first wife, Colbie Holderness, provi...

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  • U.S. prepares 'hardest' sanctions for North Korea
U.S. prepares 'hardest' sanctions for North Korea

He'll hold symbolic events of his own to highlight the North's human rights abuses and nuclear ambitions, according to White House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to preview the trip publicly. The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee is refraining for now from giving out a premium smartphone to athletes ...

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  • Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Stream, Time, TV Channel Info
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Stream, Time, TV Channel Info

On Thursday, Pence said in a meeting with Moon that Washington would "bring maximum pressure to bear on North Korea " until they abandon their nuclear weapons program. Kim's visit to the games marks the first time that a member of North Korea's ruling dynasty has visited their southern neighbor since the Korean War.

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  • Murder probe into Queensland woodchipper death
Murder probe into Queensland woodchipper death

On Sunday, detectives from the Gympie Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant at the Tinana Road property and searched nearby land with the State Emergency Service. "We have a number of detectives and police experts investigating this incident", he said. Pettiford said the machine was programmed in a way that would stop people f...

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  • Trump wishes Rob Porter well after resignation
Trump wishes Rob Porter well after resignation

President Trump , who had gathered the press in the Oval Office Friday afternoon to share that he had donated money to a family with a father battling cancer, commented on now-former White House aide Rob Porter , who resigned over allegations of spousal abuse.

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