• Judge asserts right to rule on border wall
Judge asserts right to rule on border wall

Dating back to the Immigration Reform Act of 1996 and again in the Real ID Act of 2005 and the Secure Fence Act of 2006, Congress gave the executive branch the power to override state and environmental protections to protect national security and control illegal immigration at the border.

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  • Rand Paul Causes Brief Government Shutdown
Rand Paul Causes Brief Government Shutdown

Paul said he planned to force the Senate to wait until the early hours of Friday morning - after the midnight shutdown deadline - when debate time would expire and the Senate would be allowed to override his objection. A provision is also included in the bill that suspends the federal debt limit until March 1, 2019, after November's midterm ...

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  • Trump blocks release of Russian Federation memo drafted by Democrats
Trump blocks release of Russian Federation memo drafted by Democrats

The president's rejection of the Democratic memo is in contrast to his enthusiastic embrace of releasing the Republican document, which he pledged before reading to make public. But Democrats said it's a deeply misleading document, twisting and cherry-picking classified intelligence to support the president. After the Nunes memo was released, Tru...

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  • France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria
France urges halt to air strikes, aid corridors in Syria

In Beirut, an official with Hezbollah said the group has no presence in the area hit by the coalition, adding that those who came under fire were pro-Assad forces known as the Popular Committees, as well as the Syrian National Defense Forces.

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  • Aussie Olympian Jarrod Bannister dies, age 33
Aussie Olympian Jarrod Bannister dies, age 33

A four-time national champion, Bannister had yet to put a qualifying performance up for the Commonwealth Games, which will be held on the Gold Coast in April. Bannister remains the national record holder in javelin with a 89.02m throw he set back in 2008. "On behalf of Athletics Australia , I extend our deepest condolences to Jarrod's family and...

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  • United States gov't to shut down at midnight
United States gov't to shut down at midnight

But Democrats also had their divisions and wrangling, largely with liberal upset the measure were not tied to any plans to assist the "Dreamer" immigrants. It also would increase the government's debt cap, preventing a first-ever default on USA obligations that looms in a few weeks. The debt limit would be suspended through March 2019, putting the ...

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  • President Trump Tweets That He Has Signed Spending Bill
President Trump Tweets That He Has Signed Spending Bill

Ryan made a public pitch for votes on February 8, emphasizing the increased funding for the Pentagon to assuage the concerns of Republicans who said they would vote no because the plan also raised spending on domestic programs . "Now we have Republicans hand in hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits. I can't in all honesty look...

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  • International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity
International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity

Harry Roque Thursday the ICC's Office of the Prosecutor informed Philippines officials they were conducting a preliminary inquiry into whether an investigation is needed."The President has said that he also welcomes this preliminary examination because he is sick and exhausted of being accused of the commission of crimes against humanity", Roque ...

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  • Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave
Aid group warns of crisis in battered Syria rebel enclave

One of the raids hit Douma's local civilian council, starting a fire on the upper levels. The official state news agency SANA reported on Thursday that the overnight attack hit tribal fighters in Khusham, a town in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.

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  • How to watch the PyeongChang Games Opening Ceremony
How to watch the PyeongChang Games Opening Ceremony

NBC Olympics is the US broadcast rights holder to all Summer and Winter Games through the year 2032. Vice President Mike Pence met with North Korean defectors on Friday as he uses his appearance at the Winter Olympics to call on the worldwide community to grow tougher on North Korea's nuclear program and human rights abuses.

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  • Abe meets Moon, urges S. Korea to keep up pressure on Pyongyang
Abe meets Moon, urges S. Korea to keep up pressure on Pyongyang

Mr Moon asked the North Korean delegation during Saturday's meeting to engage in dialogue with Washington "at an early date", the Blue House said. The vice president has struck a hard line against North Korea during his trip to the Olympics in an effort to call what White House officials have dubbed a "charm offensive" by the North.

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  • Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP
Rahul sounds hypocritical when making claims about Andhra Pradesh: BJP

According to reports , Advani expressed dismay over the attitude adopted by the Central government towards Andhra adding that justice needs to be done to the state. The ties between the TDP and ruling BJP have been strained over the Union Budget not offering any special benefits to Andhra Pradesh. On Friday, party MP AN Sivaprasad came dressed...

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  • Hah! Dreamers threaten to leave United States if no DACA deal
Hah! Dreamers threaten to leave United States if no DACA deal

White did not immediately have a count of how numerous Dreamers were now serving in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan. Under the DACA program put in place by former President Barack Obama, they were allowed to remain in the US without fear of deportation, enroll in college, obtain driver's licenses and legally secure jobs.

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  • `Fortis Hospitals deployed ₹ 473 crore secured loans to Singh brothers' group firms'
`Fortis Hospitals deployed ₹ 473 crore secured loans to Singh brothers' group firms'

The company reported cash and cash equivalents of Rs540 crore as of 31 March, compared to Rs140 crore in the previous year. "Subsequently, the same loans have been recognized as Related Party Transactions in compliance with necessary regulatory requirements", the statement added.

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  • Immigration activist staves off deportation for now
Immigration activist staves off deportation for now

He was finally released from an Upstate New York detention center almost three weeks later, on January 29, after Judge Katherine Forrest wrote in a powerful statement that Ragbir must be granted "the freedom to say goodbye" before being booted from the country where he has live for more than 20 years.

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  • Connelly: Trump sings praises of ex-aide accused of abusing ex-wives
Connelly: Trump sings praises of ex-aide accused of abusing ex-wives

Trump reminded reporters that "he says he's innocent and I think you have to remember that". The White House official was terminated on Wednesday, and left the property for good on Thursday after a pair of DailyMail.com reports revealed allegations of abuse from both of Porter's ex-wives.

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  • Pence Gives Kim Jong Un's Sister the Cold Shoulder at the Olympics
Pence Gives Kim Jong Un's Sister the Cold Shoulder at the Olympics

The differences are particularly challenging for women ice hockey players from the two Koreas who were asked just a few weeks ago to compete as one nation, the Canadian head coach of the joint team, Sarah Murray, told a news conference on Sunday.

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  • Snow storm leaves Metro Airport empty Friday
Snow storm leaves Metro Airport empty Friday

Public schools in Chicago and Detroit were closed Friday because of the winter storm, city officials announced. Schools were closed in both cities and multiple vehicle crashes were reported on icy roads. Airlines warned of more cancelations to come at neighboring airports, and allowed passengers to change flight reservations without fees. Still, ...

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  • Trump signs USA spending bill ending government shutdown
Trump signs USA spending bill ending government shutdown

I voted for a package that fully funded them to give them the resources, training, and equipment in order to do the job successfully, but most importantly, to come home safe to their families. Politicians from both opposing parties criticised Senator Paul for slowing the bill up and provoking the shutdown. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), enduring his...

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  • United States forces attack anti-China militants in Afghanistan, which will please Beijing
United States forces attack anti-China militants in Afghanistan, which will please Beijing

The US Air Force says its strikes are disrupting Taliban support networks in Helmand province, as well as destroying the terrorist group's sources of revenue, including narcotics. But in return, civilians mostly suffered casualties in Taliban attacks particularly in suicide bombings, he said. A B-52 dropped 24 "precision guided munitions" on Tali...

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  • Autopsy gives no insight on gunman's motive in Las Vegas mass shooting
Autopsy gives no insight on gunman's motive in Las Vegas mass shooting

At the request of the Review-Journal and The Associated Press, District Judge Timothy Williams had ordered Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg to turn over Paddock's report last week to the news organizations, but Fudenberg refused to release it until it was finalized.

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  • USA drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan
USA drone strike kills top Taliban commander, three Haqqani terrorists in Waziristan

Accoding to Pakistan media, "Khan Said Sajna, deputy commander of Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan along with three Haqqani network terrorists killed in USA drone attacks in Afghanistan and North Waziristan of Pakistan". Less than 10 per cent of the fence along the 2,343km of mountainous border with Afghanistan has been completed so far due to financi...

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  • Dreamers Threaten To Leave US If DACA Deal Is Not Reached
Dreamers Threaten To Leave US If DACA Deal Is Not Reached

Caracheo is one of seven thousand Michiganders to benefit from the DACA program. "We will come together hopefully with a significant group of students and community members and members of the faith to show our support and hope as well as our strong desires and feelings that the DACA recipients and the Dreamers should be supported in their effor...

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  • US Gov't Shuts Down for 2nd Time This Year
US Gov't Shuts Down for 2nd Time This Year

Appropriations committees will determine how to spend the specific funds as $20 billion is set for new infrastructure investment, and $6 billion is allotted over two years to combat opioid and substance abuse, addressing a push by Sen. The bill includes $300bn (£216bn) in spending increases for both defence and domestic programs, with military spen...

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  • Former Virginia Tech student guilty of murdering missing girl
Former Virginia Tech student guilty of murdering missing girl

It results in a conviction. Friday's hearing began with Eisenhauer signing plea forms, then standing to tell Judge Robert Turk that while he had pleaded "Not guilty" earlier, he now wished to change that. They also presented evidence that Eisenhauer's DNA was found under Lovell's fingernails and her blood was found in the trunk of his auto. "Trul...

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