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I'd 'beat Oprah' in 2020 presidential match-up

I'd 'beat Oprah' in 2020 presidential match-up Twitter ignited, NY home-ware company Fishs Eddy sold out of a 2020 Oprah mug and Democrats championed her as preferable in every way to Trump, who himself named Winfrey as his first pick for vice president in an interview 20 years ago. " Oprah . I love Oprah ". Before Trump dabbled in politics, he admitted in 1991 on Today that if he ever ran for president , he would select Winfrey as his... [Full Article...]

President Trump gets national anthem moment at football title game

President Trump gets national anthem moment at football title game The players, as is normal in college football, were not yet on the field for the anthem. Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough has been accused of shouting "F*** Trump" before Monday night's College Playoff National Championship game against Georgia, with the President of the United States also facing a backlash over his failure to sing the entire national anthem. [Full Article...]

Top Hamas leader shot in head by own pistol gunshot

Top Hamas leader shot in head by own pistol gunshot Emad Alami, 59, is in critical condition after he was hit by a gunshot from his personal pistol while he was checking it, Fawzi Barhoum, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in an e-mailed press statement. His record of terrorism includes being arrested by Israeli authorities for incitement in 1988 and having close ties with the Iranian regime and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces increasing pressure from Republicans on Capitol Hill

Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces increasing pressure from Republicans on Capitol Hill Sessions decided this week to rescind the limited guidance federal prosecutors had with regard to enforcing a federal prohibition on growing, selling or using marijuana in states that had chosen to legalize recreational and medical marijuana. [Full Article...]

White House: China can convince Pakistan about crackdown on terror

White House: China can convince Pakistan about crackdown on terror The Trump administration has suspended about Dollars 2 billion in security aid to Pakistan for failing to clamp down on the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network terror groups and dismantle their safe havens. In her response to the report, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying had said: "We hope the USA side will put aside the Cold War mentality, view China's military development in... [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu bus strike: AIADMK govt faces DMK's heat

Tamil Nadu bus strike: AIADMK govt faces DMK's heat The opposition, particularly the DMK , had been strident in their criticism of the governor touring the districts and holding review meetings with officials. AIADMK's erstwhile ally Thamimun Ansari also boycotted the event and stuck close to DMK MLAs outside the assembly. "The Government of India has also reduced its financial assistance for many Centrally sponsored schemes, thus leaving it to th... [Full Article...]

Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash

Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash Dr Simon Boxall, an oceanography expert from the University of Southampton, said it was unusual for two ships of that size to collide. "Particularly seeing as they weren't in a narrow channel, there wasn't restricted navigation, there was no excuse for this accident to occur". [Full Article...]

North Korea and the Olympics: A long and surprisingly successful history

This photo, taken by the Joint Press Corps on January 9, 2018, shows South Korea's chief delegate Cho Myoung-gyon (L) shaking hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son-gwon before holding South and North Korea's high-level talks. The South Korean delegation was led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, while the five-member DPRK delegation was headed by Ri Son-gwon, chairman, Committee for... [Full Article...]

Iran warns world to prepare for United States nuke deal withdrawal

Iran warns world to prepare for United States nuke deal withdrawal The meeting comes at a critical time when U.S. President Donald Trump faces another quarterly deadline for certifying whether Iran is in compliance with the deal, which requires Tehran to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. [Full Article...]

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers The next storm system to move into the area will also only drop between a half-inch and an inch of precipitation. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. But from there, the probability decreases to 30 percent for precipitation and the area will head back into sunny weather. [Full Article...]

Anti-Trump protest planned ahead of championship game

Anti-Trump protest planned ahead of championship game But Trump has refused to back down. The President then smiled and waved as he walked off the field. Organizers said the show of white was meant to mock the "snowflake" insult that Trump supporters make against the president's opponents. Earlier on Monday, Trump had again criticised athletes who kneel during the anthem to protest police brutality. He'll take a motorcade from there to downtown At... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump to attend World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

Donald Trump to attend World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos A string of United States presidents have avoided attending the annual upscale event, fearing a trip to a European ski resort would make them look out of touch. Among this year's speakers are Trump's chief economics adviser, Gary Cohn, former Democratic vice-president Joe Biden, former British prime minister Gordon Brown and Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. [Full Article...]

Dem Sens: Judiciary Should Release Testimony of Fusion GPS CEO

Dem Sens: Judiciary Should Release Testimony of Fusion GPS CEO Mr. Grassley last week rejected the firm's request to release the transcript , citing concerns that its release could taint the committee's ongoing investigations related to Russia's election meddling and the F.B.I.'s response. Fusion GPS was first hired in 2015 by a conservative donor to investigate Trump's background in the early stages of the Republican presidential nominating process. [Full Article...]

A 'dead' man shocked doctors after waking up during his autopsy

A 'dead' man shocked doctors after waking up during his autopsy Mr Montoya was placed in a bag and taken to the morgue for a post-mortem examination. "They had already marked the body to open it with the scalpel", relatives told Il Mattino . The prisoner was taken to Central University Hospital of Asturias in Oviedo for some tests to ensure his health is up to scratch. "The forensic [pathologist] proceeded to open the bag and found the inmate still aliv... [Full Article...]

Brooklyn Assemb. Pamela Harris indicted in fraud schemes

Brooklyn Assemb. Pamela Harris indicted in fraud schemes District Court in Brooklyn. A state assemblywoman representing parts of Brooklyn faces multiple charges after being indicted on federal fraud charges. When Harris got wind of the grand jury investigation into her alleged schemes, officials said she instructed witnesses to lie to FBI agents - and they did. [Full Article...]

64 feared dead after smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean

64 feared dead after smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean It was believed to be the first shipwreck of 2018 - though rescue organisations say countless dinghies attempting to cross the Mediterranean are likely to sink without a trace, meaning the year's death toll may have begun even earlier. A spokesperson for the Libyan navy and coast guard said the migrants' boat capsized and sank in global waters and the Libyan navy did not have the resources to de... [Full Article...]

First fire, now rain and mudslides worry California

First fire, now rain and mudslides worry California The Thomas fire burned almost 282,000 acres in December in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, stripping hillsides of vegetation needed to stem water runoff during rainstorms. Similar amounts were reported across that county. Helicopters were being used even during the downpours because of blocked roads. The Santa Barabara Sherriff's Office confirmed the deaths to Anadolu Agency but did not have... [Full Article...]

1-Year-Old Attacked By Family Pit Bull, Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

1-Year-Old Attacked By Family Pit Bull, Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries The dog began attacking the girl's face Sunday morning in Falmouth , Massachusetts. According to Falmouth , Massachusetts police, the child was playing in the kitchen at her family's home on Brick Kiln Road just before 9am on Sunday when her pit bull terrier turned on the toddler, causing major trauma to her face. [Full Article...]

US Attorney Refuses to Guarantee Massachusetts Cannabis Industry Safety from Prosecution

US Attorney Refuses to Guarantee Massachusetts Cannabis Industry Safety from Prosecution Congress should enact legislation that gives states the right to move ahead with recreational and/or medical marijuana laws if they choose. "There may be a few people that pull out of it because of it", Land said. The Yes on 4 Coalition, which spearheaded the 2016 ballot campaign, had publicly called for Lelling to provide "clear, unambiguous answers" to several questions, including whether hi... [Full Article...]

Listeria outbreak, wake-up call for food sector

Listeria outbreak, wake-up call for food sector South Africa's health authorities have placed the listeriosis outbreak in the country on the high surveillance level, following the death of 61 people from 119 cases detected since early December 2017, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed on Tuesday.The US-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has described listeriosis as "a serious, but treatable and preventable disease caused by... [Full Article...]


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