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But Trump pushed Republican allies in the House of Representatives on Thursday to use the short-term funding bill as leverage to force through $5 billion for the border wall despite Democratic objections. The White House said on Tuesday it would search for already appropriated government funds to be redirected towards building the wall, since Congress was not cooperating with its request for the money.
  • Flynn Leaves Court After Sentencing Postponed

    Flynn Leaves Court After Sentencing Postponed

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    The hearing upset what had been a carefully crafted agreement and pushed months into the future a resolution of one of Mueller's signature prosecutions. Trump tweeted "good luck" to Flynn hours before the sentencing and said: "Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign.
  • Hoping for a white Christmas? Chances aren’t good in Kansas City

    Hoping for a white Christmas? Chances aren’t good in Kansas City

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    Bob Gilowski at VSA Highway Maintenance, which looks after the heavy sledding on the Coquihalla, says they've had half as much snow and clearing work as they had at this time previous year. The best bet for those wishing to see snow on the ground in the coming days would be the Bottineau Winter Park. Most of the weekend is looking dry with maybe a few flurries on Sunday.
  • Ryan uses farewell address to assail politics of 'outrage'

    Ryan uses farewell address to assail politics of 'outrage'

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    Earlier in the day, he met House Republican leaders about possibly adding more border security funds to the continuing resolution bill passed by the Senate . In light of Paul Ryan's confirmation of President Trump's stance on funding the border wall, a lot of political observers are convinced that a government shutdown is now unavoidable.
  • British tourist raped in Goa a year after backpacker murder

    British tourist raped in Goa a year after backpacker murder

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    This morning, Police inspector Prashal Desai said the British woman had been travelling in Goa for the last three weeks and she had been regularly visiting the state for the last ten years. The police said that while a medical report is still awaited, preliminary reports have confirmed fresh injuries on private parts of the victim. The Goa Police said they were investigating the matter and a search was on for the suspect.
  • WWE Reportedly Sets Next Two Saudi Arabia Events

    WWE Reportedly Sets Next Two Saudi Arabia Events

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    Last week, CPJ reported that a near-record number of journalists around the world are in prison this year due to their work, including two Reuters reporters in Myanmar. At least four journalists were murdered in Mexico, two in Brazil, and two Palestinian journalists were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the report.
  • Trump Announces Defense Secretary Mattis' Retirement

    Trump Announces Defense Secretary Mattis' Retirement

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    Trump in a tweet earlier in the day commenting on his decision to withdraw United States troops from Syria, said it was " time to come home and rebuild". According to the Times , Mattis went to the White House Thursday in an attempt to convince Trump not to remove the 2,000 Americans now in Syria.
  • House vote sends major criminal justice overhaul to President Trump

    House vote sends major criminal justice overhaul to President Trump

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    As the landmark prison reform bill makes its way to the president's desk, learn more about how some states have been experimenting with cutting-edge criminal justice reforms with these two recent documentaries. James Lankford , R-Okla., to clarify language about faith-based groups, according to Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin , D-Ill. "Rather than have a list of offenses that did not qualify, I think the better approach would have been to have a list of offenses that did qualify ...
  • US Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019

    US Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019

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    A spending bill that would fund infrastructure improvements across the country has widely been seen as a way for Trump to bridge the partisan gap between Republicans and Democrats. We just had a very long productive meeting with the president. "The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country".
  • Iran, Russia, Turkey back new Syria constitutional body

    Iran, Russia, Turkey back new Syria constitutional body

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    Russian Federation and Iran back the Syrian government under President Bashar al-Assad, and Turkey backs the Syrian anti-government forces. During the meeting, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Iranian Foreign Minister's special assistant for political affairs, informed Assad of the preparations for a meeting by Russia , Iran and Turkey in Geneva in the next few days, following the agreement on the final structure of the constitutional committee.
  • United States slams China for corporate cyber espionage, indicts two spies

    United States slams China for corporate cyber espionage, indicts two spies

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    More than 245 organizations were attacked, including NASA labs and US Navy networks. The state-connected hackers are accused of penetrating networks of US agencies and companies. The reports came after media put the blame for the hacking f the Marriott hotel chain on the Chinese government. Chinese espionage efforts have become "the most severe counterintelligence threat facing our country today", Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI's counterintelligence division, told the ...
  • Mom who couldn't see dying son due to travel ban granted waiver

    Mom who couldn't see dying son due to travel ban granted waiver

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    Abdullah Hassan and his father. The youngster's 22-year-old father, Ali Hassan, a USA citizen whose family came to the United States from Yemen in the early 1980s, pleaded with the State Department for her to be let in from Egypt. On Monday, religious and civil rights leaders gathered with Hassan at CAIR's office in Sacramento to demand Swileh be allowed to see her son before he is taken off life support, ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV reported .
  • Korea says it won't denuclearize unless US removes threat

    Korea says it won't denuclearize unless US removes threat

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    Worldwide sanctions imposed over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programmes technically do not cover humanitarian activities, and over the summer the United Nations adopted a US proposal created to streamline approval for aid shipments.
  • Giuliani: Cohen lying about Trump ordering hush payments

    Giuliani: Cohen lying about Trump ordering hush payments

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    Both women have said they had sexual relationships more than a decade ago with Trump, which the president and his representatives have denied. He added that Trump learned of the payments later and reimbursed Cohen, who said defied basic principles of ethics by recording Trump for several hours without his knowledge.
  • Vladimir Putin says Russian rap music

    Vladimir Putin says Russian rap music "should be taken over" by government

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    As Putin was speaking, Trump tweeted that Russia was among those countries that are "not happy about the USA leaving" because they will have to fight Islamic State alone, but the Russian president didn't address that. It has accused the United States of inventing a false pretext to exit a treaty it wants to leave anyway so as to develop new missiles. "Some analysts are already expressing such ideas that maybe, perhaps, it's not such a bad thing, and we might be able to use it, but lowering the ...
  • Japan new defence plan bolsters fighter capability, budget

    Japan new defence plan bolsters fighter capability, budget

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    The new plans come after pledges from Japan to buy more U.S. military equipment, under pressure from President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly complained about Washington's huge trade deficit with Tokyo . "Under the drastically changing security environment the government will make every effort to protect the Japanese people and their peaceful lives in accordance with the National Defense Program Guidelines", Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a briefing.
  • Corbyn rapped for allegedly muttering 'stupid woman' at British PM May

    Corbyn rapped for allegedly muttering 'stupid woman' at British PM May

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    A video grab shows Prime Minister Theresa May reacting as opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons in London on December 19, 2018. "He's going to put a confidence vote, oh yes he is, oh no he isn't". But Tory backbencher Anna Soubry questioned this, saying: "If it was one of my male colleagues on this side of the house that had used that expression against a woman on the front bench of the opposition ...