• Gas Tax Threatens to Erase 60 Percent of Tax Cut Benefit
Gas Tax Threatens to Erase 60 Percent of Tax Cut Benefit

Chamber of Commerce wants it phased in over a five-year period, saying it would raise $375 billion in the next decade. "He said that he knew it was a hard thing for legislators to support and said that he would support the leadership to do that and provide the political cover to do that", Delaware's Carper tells CNN .

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  • Democrat flips Sarasota House seat in upset special election win
Democrat flips Sarasota House seat in upset special election win

A total of 44,193 people voted. "I will be accessible, transparent, and fully committed to this community that has provided me and my family so much". While this big Democratic victory should put the elder Buchanan on notice, he can not undo his steadfast support for the House Republican agenda that puts the very rich and biggest corporations first...

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  • Jacob Zuma and the bigger question about South Africa's future
Jacob Zuma and the bigger question about South Africa's future

The State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the National Budget that follows next week will prove to be important indicators of just how the new brooms will be judged. But in 1999, his hopes of winning the top job were dashed when he failed to clinch the nomination of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to succeed Mandela.

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  • South Korea Approves Record $2.64 Million Budget for North Koreans' Olympic Visit
South Korea Approves Record $2.64 Million Budget for North Koreans' Olympic Visit

It covered South Korea's past and present achievements, and consolidated and promoted the country's sense of national and pan-Korean identity. And they continued the good work in a polished free-dance routine set to "Je suis qu'une chanson" by Diane Justler.

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  • Trump breaks silence, says he condemns domestic abuse of any kind
Trump breaks silence, says he condemns domestic abuse of any kind

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that "the White House had not received any specific papers regarding the completion" of Porter's background investigation. Keep in mind: Some of the same people that are now working in the White House without full security clearance spent an entire campaign season spewing nonsense about Hillary C...

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  • GOP women chafe at Trump's mixed signals on abuse charges
GOP women chafe at Trump's mixed signals on abuse charges

A top official on the National Economic Council quit Tuesday after he was told that he wouldn't get a permanent security clearance - because he admitted that he had smoked pot, a new report said Wednesday . Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence, in South Korea for the Winter Olympics last week, told NBC News he was appalled when he learned of...

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  • Florida shooting: Teachers 'were warned' about Nikolas Cruz
Florida shooting: Teachers 'were warned' about Nikolas Cruz

Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder , the Broward County Sheriff's Office said. It's unclear if Trump will publicly address the country on the Florida shooting, but his public schedule for Thursday indicates he only has one meeting which will be closed to the press.

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  • Trump to address nation on school shooting
Trump to address nation on school shooting

The suspected gunman, 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz , surrendered to police quietly, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Israel confirmed, Cruz has been taken into custody without incident in nearby Coral Springs and investigators are now talking to him.

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  • House Panel Launches Probe into Trump Aide's Employment Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations
House Panel Launches Probe into Trump Aide's Employment Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations

Revelations of questionable White House behavior include Communications Director Hope Hicks, who began an affair with staff assistant Porter while he was divorcing his second wife. Sanders had said during a daily press briefing earlier this week that Trump condemns such violence. The White House's top lawyer, Don McGahn , had not been fully appr...

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  • Florida governor wants guns out of hands of mentally ill people
Florida governor wants guns out of hands of mentally ill people

Looking for news you can trust? Trump tweeted Thursday about the shooting at a Parkland, Florida , high school. "He is in custody and we have already begun to dissect his websites and the things on social media that he was on, and some of the things that have come to mind are very, very disturbing ", Israel said .

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  • House panel demands White House answers on ousted aide Porter
House panel demands White House answers on ousted aide Porter

He worked on an interim security clearance until resigning last week when both his first and second wives publicly accused him of physical abuse. A photograph showed one of the women with a black eye. The White House's first-blush reaction to the charges leveled by Holderness and Willoughby was to defend Porter. Roughly a quarter - 47 - of the ...

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  • Out of millions of possibilities, GOP draws maps in their favor
Out of millions of possibilities, GOP draws maps in their favor

Wolf's ruling came after Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito last week denied Republicans' efforts to halt a Pennsylvania high court's ruling that requires the state to redraw its congressional map after Republicans won 13 of the state's 18 congressional seats since 2012.

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  • Miguna Miguna speaks after Court win against government
Miguna Miguna speaks after Court win against government

Miguna who holds dual Kenyan and Canadian citizenship is now in Canada after being put on a flight to Toronto by the Kenyan government earlier this month following several days of being held in police detention. "Any democracy requires a total adherence and fidelity to court orders". Miguna Miguna filed the case on Monday seeking reinstatement of...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Tuesday, Feb
Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Tuesday, Feb

Cheever isn't the only first-time Olympian competing for the United States, Mick Dierdorff and Hagen Kearney will also suit up for their Olympic debuts. Speaking of precocious American athletes, 18-year-old Maame Biney will continue her pursuit of her first medal in her Olympic debut in the 500 meters.

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  • Egypt arrests ex-anti-graft chief ahead of vote
Egypt arrests ex-anti-graft chief ahead of vote

Anan was detained by authorities last month, a week after announcing his presidential bid. Genena was Egypt's anti-corruption chief until he was sacked and prosecuted in 2016 for exposing widespread government fraud. Meanwhile, leaders of opposition parties who called for a boycott of the vote are being investigated on allegations they are seek...

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  • Steve Bannon says White House advised him to invoke executive privilege
Steve Bannon says White House advised him to invoke executive privilege

During that interview, Bannon refused to answer most questions about his work on the Trump transition team and during his White House stint. Bannon "has done the impossible and brought our committee together", Schiff said. Now several Republicans say that holding Bannon in contempt, if he does not cooperate with their interview, will be necessary t...

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  • 17 dead in Florida high school shooting, Broward County Sheriff says
17 dead in Florida high school shooting, Broward County Sheriff says

The suspect used an AR-type rifle and had multiple ammunition magazines in his possession, according to Israel . Where the suspect attended school after being expelled. "He always had guns on him and stuff like that", said a student who knew Cruz. Murray raced to the school only to be stopped by authorities under a highway overpass within ...

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  • U.S. lifts Jordan aid despite strain
U.S. lifts Jordan aid despite strain

The US also increased the length of the MoU from three to five years, giving Jordan greater certainty, which will also support Jordan's important role in addressing regional conflicts and instability and address the impact of the Syrian crisis on the country, the US official said.

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  • Ex-coach Barry Bennell guilty of further child sex abuse
Ex-coach Barry Bennell guilty of further child sex abuse

The judge directed the jury to enter not guilty verdicts on three charges. The 64-year-old Bennell, who was described as having " almost an insatiable appetite " for young boys, will be sentenced on Monday at Liverpool Crown Court. Elsewhere, Crewe Alexandra have reiterated that the club was not aware of any sexual abuse by Bennell nor did it r...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: Svindal claims downhill gold
Winter Olympics 2018: Svindal claims downhill gold

Winning - at any age - at the Olympics feels pretty good. The race was initially due to be held on Sunday (February 11) but was re-scheduled due to the strong winds which have caused severe disruption to the schedule of Alpine skiing events at Pyeongchang 2018.

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  • PMO seeks report from Goa govt on impact of SC's mining order
PMO seeks report from Goa govt on impact of SC's mining order

I think it doesn't cost. "CM Manohar Parrikar will be indisposed till February 19, as he is admitted in a Mumbai hospital and is undergoing treatment for mild pancreatitis", former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and a close Parrikar aide Siddharth Kuncalienkar said in a statement.

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  • Student Claims Second Shooter, Broward Sheriff's Office Responds
Student Claims Second Shooter, Broward Sheriff's Office Responds

He urged Americans on Thursday to be vigilant and report to authorities signs of erratic behavior. The reality star weighed into the timely issue, after a 19-year-old former student who had been expelled from the high school in Parkland was arrested over the shooting .

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  • Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue
Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

But low-level contacts between the government, worldwide groups including the United Nations and groups close to the Taliban have continued even as the insurgency has escalated. The Taliban will be banking on the belief the USA and the West have lost the will to remain there. During a visit this week to eastern Afghanistan, General John Nicho...

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  • Florida Sheriff Reveals What Trump Told Him After School Shooting
Florida Sheriff Reveals What Trump Told Him After School Shooting

Sheriff Israel identified the suspect as 19-year-old former student Nicolas Cruz, who, the Miami Herald reports , was identified last year as a potential threat to his classmates. Initially, most people though the sounds were firecrackers or an active shooter drill. "Just a awful day for us", said the superintendent of the county's scho...

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  • Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn submits resignation after protracted anti-government protests
Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn submits resignation after protracted anti-government protests

The resignation of Hailemariam, in power since 2012, comes amid protracted anti-government protests and follows a nationwide state of emergency previous year. Ethiopia's government has always been accused of arresting critical journalists and opposition leaders. Rights organizations and opposition groups have called for their release, saying they w...

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