• The weak rollout of the Green New Deal

    The weak rollout of the Green New Deal

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    Although Chakrabarti initially claimed that the details from the FAQ had been leaked, others noted that the document properties showed that Chakrabarti had published the document. "And so if we don't command this country to think big about saving our nation and our world from destruction, then I don't think we're going to get close to meeting the mark".
  • Texas showdown: O'Rourke, Trump hold dueling rallies over wall

    Texas showdown: O'Rourke, Trump hold dueling rallies over wall

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    In fact, "El Paso's violent crime rate dropped 62 percent from its peak in 1993 to 2007, a year before constriction on the fence began", the resolution states. "Now it turns out not only don't they want to give us money for the wall, they don't want to give us the space to detain murderers, criminals, drug dealers, human smugglers", he said.
  • Second woman accuses Virginia's Lt Governor of sexual assault

    Second woman accuses Virginia's Lt Governor of sexual assault

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    He said he's learned that he needs to better understand what it means to be "born in white privilege". "And that's why I felt so strongly about going in front of the camera on Saturday and clarifying". Asked Sunday for his opinion on his subordinates, Northam told CBS it's up to them to decide whether they want to stay. Party leaders in the state and across the nation have called for Northam and Fairfax to resign over the accusations against them.
  • U.S. politician Ilhan Omar apologises for 'anti-Semitic' tweet

    U.S. politician Ilhan Omar apologises for 'anti-Semitic' tweet

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    Omar, who frequently has to deny she's an anti-Semite, stepped into controversy again on Sunday when she suggested in a tweet that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) was being paid off to criticize her and Rep. "Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews , including myself", New York Democratic Rep. Max Rose tweeted along with a statement.
  • Winter Storm: Snow, sleet, freezing rain in NY area

    Winter Storm: Snow, sleet, freezing rain in NY area

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    That means expect your drive Tuesday morning to be a slow one. Here's how Tuesday could play out: snow will begin early in the morning, changing into ice pellets later in the day. The NWS hasn't changed the advisory or the winter storm warning designation. Temperatures on Sunday will be in the upper 30s to low 40s but winter precipitation arrives late Sunday evening into the overnight.
  • Backed Syria force announces 'decisive' push against final IS holdout

    Backed Syria force announces 'decisive' push against final IS holdout

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    The SDF, backed by a USA -led coalition, began the assault on Saturday, seeking to wipe out the last remnants of the jihadist group's "caliphate" in the SDF's area of operations in eastern and northern Syria. Earlier Saturday, IS militants attacked SDF fighters near an oil field in the country's east, triggering airstrikes by the US -led coalition. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the SDF was "advancing slowly" on the edges of Baghouz, but cautioned landmines, snipers and tunnels dug ...
  • China Trade Talks to Enter a More Serious Phase Next Week

    China Trade Talks to Enter a More Serious Phase Next Week

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    A senior Trump administration official said Trump and Xi may meet shortly after March 2, CNBC said. However, a trade war is likely to escalate between the countries. Both Trump and his top trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, have said that the March 2 deadline is a firm date and that the U.S. will not extend the timeline, which the two Presidents agreed upon during the G20 Summit in Argentina a year ago.
  • Protests across Andhra against PM's visit, 'Modi go back' slogans raised

    Protests across Andhra against PM's visit, 'Modi go back' slogans raised

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    In an apparent reference to Robert Vadra and former Union Minister P Chiadmbaram's son Karti appearing before probe agencies like the ED, he indicated this could have hardly happened earlier."You are seeing in Delhi what is happening. On the occasion, the Prime Minister dedicated two petroleum and gas projects to the nation. TDP workers staged protests against Modi as he arrived on Sunday on his first visit to the state after the ruling Telugu Desam Party severed ties with NDA, PTI reported.
  • Cat survives after being found frozen in snow

    Cat survives after being found frozen in snow

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    This outdoor cat has certainly used up one of her 9 lives! The clinic shared Fluffy's tale in a Facebook post earlier this week. The cat is now back home and resting comfortably. "The one thing we can keep saying is that Fluffy is wonderful!" He also said the owners hadn't done anything wrong and it was likely Fluffy got injured in some way that caused it to get stuck in that position.
  • Donald Trump's Doctor: President in ‘Very Good Health’

    Donald Trump's Doctor: President in ‘Very Good Health’

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    The details of Trump's health were announced after the President's annual exam in a memo written by Dr. Sean Conley. The Marine One helicopter returned the 72-year-old head of state to the White House from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburb of Bethesda after a full four hours of prodding, poking and testing.
  • Elizabeth Warren Makes 2020 Presidential Run Official

    Elizabeth Warren Makes 2020 Presidential Run Official

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    Ms Warren delivered a call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else". President Trump has often taunted Warren, dubbing her " Pocahontas " to mock her heritage claims. That claim has created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.
  • Met Éireann officially names Storm Erik and issues Status Orange warning

    Met Éireann officially names Storm Erik and issues Status Orange warning

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    Members of the public look on as Storm Erik makes landfall with winds of up to 70mph to hit some areas of the United Kingdom along with heavy rain on February 8, 2019 in Prestwick, Scotland . Strong to near gale southwest to westerly winds, with gales or strong gales near the coasts, will slowly ease overnight. A yellow weather warning from the Met Office is now in place and will remain so until 6pm this evening.
  • Matt Whitaker says he hasn't discussed Mueller probe with Trump

    Matt Whitaker says he hasn't discussed Mueller probe with Trump

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    Sheila Jackson-Lee: "Prior to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing, did you discuss or share your private opinion of the special counsel's investigation with [then-Chief of Staff John Kelly], Trump family members, and others?" "A subpoena should only follow a breakdown of the accommodation process and as a last resort against persons seeking to frustrate legitimate oversight on this committee", said Rep.
  • Second Woman Accuses Virginia Democrat Justin Fairfax Of Rape

    Second Woman Accuses Virginia Democrat Justin Fairfax Of Rape

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    After a second woman came forward on Friday and accused Virginia's Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, rights groups and lawmakers described the allegations as credible and called on Fairfax to resign immediately. "I call for his immediate resignation", said McAuliffe on Twitter . He went on to say that "a vicious and coordinated smear campaign is being orchestrated against me".
  • Police seize $1.29 billion of ice bound for Australia

    Police seize $1.29 billion of ice bound for Australia

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    Another 25 kilograms of cocaine, worth about $9.5 million, and 5kg of heroin valued at $2.6 million, was also uncovered in the shipment of 850 vehicle audio parts. "This is a serious warning, we now believe the Mexican cartels are actively targeting Australia". This is now flagging intent Australia is now being targeted.
  • Australia scraps game in Thailand, campaigns to free refugee:The Asahi Shimbun

    Australia scraps game in Thailand, campaigns to free refugee:The Asahi Shimbun

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    In the aftermath of his arrest and claims he was tortured, Al-Araibi spoke out strongly against Bahrain royal Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa, then head of the Bahrain Football Association, for not supporting him. However, al-Araibi supporters have questioned the timeline of his travel, and whether it was coincidentce that Bahrain requested and received its red notice at the same time he organised to travel to Thailand, despite his conviction being five years old by that time.
  • Critics mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'brainless' Green New Deal

    Critics mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'brainless' Green New Deal

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    An analysis by Fox News last month showed at least eight potential and current Democratic 2020 candidates have voiced support for or touted aspects of the proposal - including Sens. Even so, the Green New Deal is more ambitious than the Clean Power Plan proposed by former President Barack Obama to impose emissions limits on coal-fired power plants.
  • Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S

    Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S

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    Iraqi political figures roundly criticized Trump in the wake of a Sunday interview on CBS' "Face the Nation". "Iran is a real problem". An amendment to the Middle East security bill, which was passed by 70 votes to 26, states that Islamic State (Isis) still poses a "serious threat" to U.S.
  • Crowds flock to celebrate Chinese Year of the Pig

    Crowds flock to celebrate Chinese Year of the Pig

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    This year, the streets are filled with attractive lanterns and bright decorations to mark the holiday . The Pig was also the Zodiac symbol for the years of 1935, 1947, 1959, 1983, 1995 and 2007. The Year of the Pig falls on Tuesday this year. Firecrackers are used to welcome the new year and good luck. The meals typically include a whole chicken, a whole fish, pork, noodles, spring rolls and dumplings, whose shape resembles ancient Chinese gold ingot currency.
  • Taliban to meet anti-govt leaders in Moscow

    Taliban to meet anti-govt leaders in Moscow

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    But they came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump told Americans his administration had accelerated talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan and would be able to reduce U.S. "It has been imported from the West and is an obstacle to peace", said Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, who headed the Taliban delegation. Former president Hamid Karzai threw weight behind the ongoing talks between the Taliban and United States envoy Zalmay Khalilzad .
  • Theresa May says she is seeking 'changes' to Brexit backstop

    Theresa May says she is seeking 'changes' to Brexit backstop

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    Interested in Brexit? Add Brexit as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Brexit news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Theresa May flies to Northern Ireland on Tuesday to reassure political leaders and business chiefs that Britain remains committed to avoiding a hard border with the Republic after Brexit.
  • Maryland's Rep. Elijah Cummings calls on Virginia Gov

    Maryland's Rep. Elijah Cummings calls on Virginia Gov

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    On Saturday, though, the governor reversed course and said the picture "is definitely not me". Northam, who is one year into his four-year term, again rejected demands that he step down. "I can't explain the pictures", he says . "If it wasn't him in the photo, he should've said that on Friday", McAuliffe said. You know if you put a hood on.
  • US Senate Opposes Plans For Abrupt Withdrawal Of Troops

    US Senate Opposes Plans For Abrupt Withdrawal Of Troops

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    Speaking to Lebanon's Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV network, Jafaar Hussaini said US President Donald Trump can never think of any invasion against Iran from Iraqi soil. The Iraq Report is a weekly feature at The New Arab . IS militants have lost territory since Trump's surprise announcement in December that he was pulling US forces out, but military officials warn the fighters could regroup within six months to a year after the Americans leave.
  • Freezing drizzle advisory in effect

    Freezing drizzle advisory in effect

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    Wednesday and will last through the morning commute. Heavy freezing rain starts the week, followed by a quick blast of snow midweek, and then blowing snow and cold brings it to an end. Rain of course when surface temperatures are above freezing (likely tomorrow). Note the counties along the Michigan/Indiana state line looks to be primarily rain with only minor freezing rain.
  • United Kingdom recognises Juan Guaido as interim President of Venezuela

    United Kingdom recognises Juan Guaido as interim President of Venezuela

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    Last week, several European Union nations gave Maduro an eight-day deadline to announce new elections or they would recognise Guaido as the country's leader. The situation has always been denounced by the opposition and Guaido stunned the world on January 23 when he declared himself acting president at a rally, declaring Maduro's presidency "illegitimate" and founded on flawed elections.
  • Barham Salih: Trump did not ask Iraq's permission to 'watch Iran'

    Barham Salih: Trump did not ask Iraq's permission to 'watch Iran'

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    Paul called the amendment - which McConnell authored and is widely viewed as a rebuke to Trump's plans to withdraw troops from the two countries - a product of a "war caucus" that Paul said includes Republicans and Democrats. "We might as well keep it". "The United States calls upon other nations to repatriate and prosecute their citizens detained by the SDF and commends the continued efforts of the SDF to return these foreign terrorist fighters to their countries of origin", said State ...
  • UK offered Nissan Brexit assurances, 80 mil pounds for car investment

    UK offered Nissan Brexit assurances, 80 mil pounds for car investment

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    He added , however, that the company had "full confidence" in the Sunderland workforce and that it would continue to invest in Juke and Qashqai production there. It follows ongoing calls from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) for the Government to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Production of diesel cars was down by 22% to 561,000 a year ago.
  • Brisbane Airport evacuated over bomb threat

    Brisbane Airport evacuated over bomb threat

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    The incident began just before 9pm (local time) on Saturday in the terminal's food court where the man allegedly pulled out a knife and placed a metal object on a table, claiming it was a bomb , after an argument with a woman. The most serious charge was threatening to destroy an aviation facility, which carries a potential sentence of 10 years in prison. He will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
  • Russian airplane in Venezuela sparks rumors of gold theft by Maduro ally

    Russian airplane in Venezuela sparks rumors of gold theft by Maduro ally

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    The opposition's priority is to end Mr Maduro's grip on power and usher in a transition by holding democratic elections, Mr Guaido said in the letter to Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The dramatic turn against Maduro's leftist regime culminated quickly, but it came after weeks of behind-the-scenes diplomacy including a hushed meeting in Washington with Guaido, who was quickly recognized by Washington as Venezuela's president.
  • At Least 2 Dead After Small Plane Crash In California

    At Least 2 Dead After Small Plane Crash In California

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    It is still unclear whether or not the pilot is one of the deceased. Ambulances stand on place as the smoke rises from a house on fire by the crash of a Cessna 414A in a residential area in Yorba Linda, California . "It shook the house". He did not immediately have information on the number of people in the plane. Pat Rogers, who lives about a mile from the crash site, told the Orange County Register he saw the plane on fire and coming apart.
  • Trump Won't Rule Out Another Shutdown in Border Wall Dispute

    Trump Won't Rule Out Another Shutdown in Border Wall Dispute

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    President Trump said Sunday he discovered how "very rigid" Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is during the month long government shutdown over negotiations for money to build his border wall. "Democrats have put forward strong, smart and effective border security solutions in the bipartisan conference committee, while the President still refuses to take a second shutdown off the table".
  • India urges U.S. not to deport students enrolled at fake university

    India urges U.S. not to deport students enrolled at fake university

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    Out of the 600, 100 students were related to Farmington University. In a surprising case of Indian students getting arrested in US under the alleged 'immigration scam, ' the External Affairs Ministry under Sushma Swaraj has said that 'it's their top priority to get the students back to India under any circumstances'.
  • Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

    Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

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    Since the first reported Groundhog Day results in 1886, Phil has predicted long winters 104 times and an early spring only 18 times (nine years went without records). The first official Groundhog Day was celebrated in Punxsutawney, PA, in 1887. The festivities have their origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on February 2, winter continues.
  • WARNING as Brits told ‘go home NOW’ before snow

    WARNING as Brits told ‘go home NOW’ before snow

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    There are warnings of rail delays and cancellations, power outages and the cutting off of rural communities. In Cornwall, snow is as deep as 15cm in the area of Bodmin Moor. As snow and ice set in across Northern Ireland over Friday and Saturday some parts of the Province will see feels-like temperatures drop to as low as -8°C.
  • Cory Booker announces run for presidency in 2020

    Cory Booker announces run for presidency in 2020

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    He has also championed clean energy and combatting climate change. Mr Booker has always been touted as a rising star of the Democratic Party. He kicked off his presidential run on the first day of Black History Month in the US. His proximity to NY has made him a prodigious fund-raiser. Some of his critics within the Democratic Party have accused him of being "bought and paid for" and "aligning with big money".
  • Trump has a meeting to discuss human trafficking at border

    Trump has a meeting to discuss human trafficking at border

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    These candidates are now gearing up their ability to raise money, and are far behind Trump's fundraising pace. Donors from his home state of NY contributed almost $82,000 to his campaign committee in the final months of 2018. "So they come into areas where you don't have the barriers", Trump said . Some Democrats said Trump will be responsible for a second shutdown if he won't go along with a bipartisan deal.