• McConnell Sets Deadline for Ending Immigration Talks
McConnell Sets Deadline for Ending Immigration Talks

Senator Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican who co-sponsored the latest immigration reform bill, said his bill is the "best and final offer" on the subject and the only legislation that President Donald Trump will sign into law. The previous effort to revise the U.S. immigration system passed the Senate in 2013, but was not taken up in the H...

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  • Bomb disposal experts detonate unexploded WW2 device found in Royal Docks
Bomb disposal experts detonate unexploded WW2 device found in Royal Docks

Since 2010, the organization reported the discovery of 450 artifacts launched by Germany on British territory during the war. On Wednesday, an EOD team with the Royal Navy's Southern Diving Unit 2 detonated an 1,100-pound Second World War bomb in the River Thames.

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  • Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop
Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop

The man who posted the video, Ben Bennight, a MS bail bondsman, was alarmed and contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a video he posted online late Wednesday. The former student who opened fire Wednesday with an AR-15 rifle was charged Thursday morning. Cruz was expected to appear in court Thursday afternoon for a bond hea...

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  • Student arrested after being found with replica gun
Student arrested after being found with replica gun

The officer then approached the student with the weapon but lost sight of the student, according to the Baltimore Sun. He faces charges of felony possession of a weapon on a school campus. A Maryland high school was placed on lockdown after a weapon was found in his backpack inside a classroom, according to WBAL-TV. Parents of Loch Raven students...

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  • US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018
US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018

Overall, health spending is projected to make up 19.7 percent of the US economy in 2026, up from 17.9 percent in 2016. While that's still faster than the overall rate of economic growth, it's an improvement from past decades. And so what that does is, it tends to dampen the growth in Medicare spending per enrollee, so on net, you have that relative...

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  • Trump still unconvinced Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election
Trump still unconvinced Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election

The U.S. government's top intelligence official said on Tuesday he expects Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, false personas and other tactics to undermine the upcoming elections. He has also repeatedly voiced more conciliatory rhetoric about Russian Federation and relations with the United States, which are at lows not seen since t...

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  • Adoptive mother, other relative of Florida HS shooter from LI
Adoptive mother, other relative of Florida HS shooter from LI

A screen shot of the YouTube comment allegedly from the Florida school shooting suspect. Nikolas Cruz then asked to move in with a friend's family in northwest Broward. He was called at 4:30pm, half an hour after 19-year-old former Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Crus was taken into custody. "I think we spoke with you in the past about a compl...

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  • Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election
Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election

The consulate - located in Miami, where most Venezuelans exiled in the USA live - was closed in 2012 after press reports that the consul general, Livia Acosta, was actually a Venezuelan spy. Venezuela's pro-government election officials recently announced that the presidential election will be April 22, though traditionally the vote has been held...

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  • Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous
Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous

After purchasing the single winning ticket in the January 6th Powerball drawing-the seventh largest jackpot in US history-the woman, identified in court paperwork only as Jane Doe, followed the directions on the state Lottery Commission's website and signed her name to the back of the ticket.

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  • Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel relocating businesses, self to LA
Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel relocating businesses, self to LA

The man who made his fortune as a co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook is relocating his residence and main base of operations from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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  • Florida high school shooting revives America's debate over gun control
Florida high school shooting revives America's debate over gun control

It's unclear where Cruz was living before Wednesday's shooting that took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . Her grandparents now live in metro Atlanta, and her mother is a 1991 graduate of Marietta High School.

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  • Florida shooting: CNN terrorism expert Philip Mudd breaks down over school massacre
Florida shooting: CNN terrorism expert Philip Mudd breaks down over school massacre

A veteran counterterrorism expert and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent broke down in tears during a live CNN segment on the deaths of 17 people at a school shooting in Parkland, Florida . The shooting claimed the lives of at least 17. School shootings have taken place in California, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Washington state and New...

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  • Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch
Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: The Army has foiled an infiltration attempt by a group of militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir , as per sources on Thursday. But politics and estimates apart, the fact remains there has been no let up on the terror tap from across the border throughout the winter also this time.

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  • Lawsuit Behind Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Has Been Settled
Lawsuit Behind Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Has Been Settled

Lloyd's Of London blamed West's cancellation on the use of drugs, alcohol, and other influences. West's lawsuit, launched in August, had detailed how he quit the tour due to his strained, confused and erratic behaviour, which saw him admitted to a Los Angeles psychiatric clinic in November 2016.

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  • Trump Will Donate His First Quarter Salary To Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
Trump Will Donate His First Quarter Salary To Rebuilding America's Infrastructure

That's what President Trump says a new infrastructure plan will offer. "I've been doing this for 40 years and every president's budget is always dead on arrival on Capitol Hill because the president proposes, Congress disposes - they decide how to spend the money".

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  • Freddie Mac Reports $3.3B Q4 Loss
Freddie Mac Reports $3.3B Q4 Loss

Treasury to make up for the loss, which reportedly stemmed from the changes Republicans made to the corporate tax code. For 2017, Freddie Mac reported comprehensive income of $5.6 billion, a drop from $7.1 billion in 2016. According to the financial news site, Fannie and Freddie have together paid about $90 billion more to the U.S. Treasury than ...

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  • Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks
Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks

Talks to end a year-long stalemate broke down yet again on Wednesday after the leader of the largest unionist party said there was no prospect of a deal and called on Britain to take further financial control of the region. She said the text included a review of the Assembly's contentious voting mechanism - the Petition of Concern - and the establi...

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  • Misuse of social media a 'time bomb' in J&K: Army commander
Misuse of social media a 'time bomb' in J&K: Army commander

He however, also said that Pakistan Army played a key role in planning attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. He however expressed concern over youngsters joining militant outfits."We need to address this trend. "They are motivated and patriotic soldiers", said Lt. Gen . Anbu, while addressing the Investiture Ceremony of the Northern Command. Social me...

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  • Mitch McConnell just created a DACA crisis
Mitch McConnell just created a DACA crisis

The Senate is now considering an unrelated piece of legislation McConnell brought up to serve as a placeholder for an eventual immigration bill . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the president has "spelled out a fair and generous framework that will be necessary to earn his signature".

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  • USA secretary of state heads to Turkey after short visit to Lebanon
USA secretary of state heads to Turkey after short visit to Lebanon

Israel claims that Lebanon will be drilling in Israeli territories, but Lebanese officials have rejected the claims, saying the area where it plans to drill belongs to Lebanon. In the lead up to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit Thursday, President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Saad Hariri came together on two sep...

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  • Turkey urges Greece to decrease tension in Aegean Sea
Turkey urges Greece to decrease tension in Aegean Sea

The navy, quoted by the national media, said the Turkish patrol boat had violated the country's territorial waters, made some "risky manoeuvres" and hit a Greek coastguard vessel patrolling the area. In 1996, the tiny, uninhabited islands of Imia - or Kardak, as they are known in Turkey - brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war and tensions h...

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  • Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Dies Of Colon Cancer In South Africa
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Dies Of Colon Cancer In South Africa

Morgan Tsvangirai speaks during an interview on the second day of the WEF Annual Meeting 2011 in Davos, Switzerland. He went on to form a unity government with Mugabe after disputed elections in 2008 in which he beat the veteran autocrat - now 93 years old - in the first round of the vote.

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  • ISIS And The Taliban Killed Thousands of Afghan Civilians Last Year
ISIS And The Taliban Killed Thousands of Afghan Civilians Last Year

The UN says terrorist attacks in major cities by the Islamic State militants were behind the rise. The U.N. Mission has been documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan since 2009 and has so far confirmed a massive total of 28,428 in the bloody Afghan conflict.

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  • Trump's daughter-in-law hospitalized after opening letter carrying 'white powder'
Trump's daughter-in-law hospitalized after opening letter carrying 'white powder'

Vanessa reportedly started coughing and felt nauseous after she opened the letter. A 911 call was placed, and Trump, Haydon, and an unidentified third person were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital as a precautionary measure. "The substance was deemed to be nonhazardous and is being transported to a lab in New York City for further analysi...

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  • Tutu quits as ambassador for Oxfam over charity's sex scandal
Tutu quits as ambassador for Oxfam over charity's sex scandal

References were provided from his previous employers including someone the man said was a former line manager from Oxfam, Cafod said. "Two of these were situations of sexual abuse or harassment by MSF staff against non-MSF staff (patients or members of the community)".

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