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Wolf cites Erie in letter about rejection of new congressional map proposal

Wolf cites Erie in letter about rejection of new congressional map proposal Wolf's move came six days before the deadline set by the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court to impose new boundaries for Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts, routinely labeled as among the nation's most gerrymandered. Abbott. But Republicans insisted that drawing more competitive districts is not a constitutional directive and is prohibitively hard because Democratic voters live muc... [Full Article...]

Olympic Channel to livestream PyeongChang 2018 in Indian sub-continent

Olympic Channel to livestream PyeongChang 2018 in Indian sub-continent Several Olympic events were postponed or rescheduled as strong winds swept through the Pyeongchang region on Wednesday, damaging temporary structures set up for the Games . South Korea's attempt to showcase the first-in-the-world commercial use of the 5G technology is not scheduled to roll out globally until 2020. "They know what happened and this is a usual thing during the Olympic Games ". [Full Article...]

Security officials say 22 migrants die as truck overturns in Libya

Security officials say 22 migrants die as truck overturns in Libya Bani Walid hospital manager Mohamed al-Mabrouk said the truck flipped over about 80 km (50 miles) south of Bani Walid. At least 23 people have been killed when a truck carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees overturned in northwestern Libya, according to local media reports. [Full Article...]

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president of South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president of South Africa Commenting on Ramaphosa's accession to the presidential office, a number of experts told Sputnik that the new administration would take steps to cope with the existing South African problems and change government policies. Police have already arrested eight people in a probe of a dairy project in which state funds earmarked for local farmers allegedly were siphoned off to a company tied to the G... [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Shooting suspect was expelled from school for 'disciplinary issues'

Sheriff: Shooting suspect was expelled from school for 'disciplinary issues' The shooting reignited debate over gun violence in the United States that kills almost 33,000 each year. The sheriff said that at 17 people died in the shooting. Police officers in helmets, bulletproof vests and armed with automatic weapons could be seen stationed at several points around the sprawling school complex, which serves almost 3,000 students. [Full Article...]

Democrat wins Trump district in special Florida House election

Democrat wins Trump district in special Florida House election Leader Pelosi has signaled that she will not support the bill, meaning many Democrats may not support the deal unless there is a commitment from Speaker Ryan that matches that of Leader McConnell to take up a bipartisan immigration bill that addresses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that benefits the "dreamers". [Full Article...]

Bulgarian Defense Minister is on a Working Visit to Brussels

Bulgarian Defense Minister is on a Working Visit to Brussels But on Sunday a senior official working with Mattis said Washington had concerns that some of the proposed initiatives risked "pulling resources or capabilities away from NATO ". Earlier on Thursday, a NATO source said that the Alliance was ready to continue the activities of the Russia-NATO Council despite the fact that there is no Russia's permanent representative in Brussels (on January 22, ... [Full Article...]

Palestinian Teen Who Killed 3 Settlers Given 4 Life Sentences

Palestinian Teen Who Killed 3 Settlers Given 4 Life Sentences In the minority opinion, Judge Dov Gilboa argued in favor of executing Abed, stating that "he enjoyed the whole trial with a smile". He was convicted two months ago on numerous counts of murder, attempted murder, incitement, weapons possession, and other security charges. [Full Article...]

Cramer to hold 'US Senate campaign rally' Friday

Cramer to hold 'US Senate campaign rally' Friday Cramer's Facebook page on Thursday listed a "Cramer for Senate Announcement & Rally" Friday evening at the Bismarck Ramada. He said a CNN story that highlighted several of his inflammatory social media posts had no impact on him. In announcing he would run for re-election last month, Cramer cited House retirements that were boosting his influence and a desire to spend time with family. [Full Article...]

Trump endorses 25 cents/gal gasoline tax increase

Trump endorses 25 cents/gal gasoline tax increase On Monday, the White House unveiled details of its infrastructure initiative, which calls for $1.5 trillion in spending over the course of a decade and relies heavily on states to attract outside private investment to fund major projects. "It's quite necessary and Congress has known it's necessary for a long long time", Schenendorf, a lawyer at Covington & Burling LLP, said in an phone interview. [Full Article...]

Australian PM to ban affairs between ministers and staff

Australian PM to ban affairs between ministers and staff Turnbull condemned Barnaby Joyce for a " shocking error of judgment " over an affair with his former media adviser Vikki Campion, with whom he is expecting a child, the BBC reported. The week off comes after an opinion poll showed support for Mr Joyce, a plain-spoken small-town accountant turned politician, had tumbled in his rural electorate. [Full Article...]

Trump to address nation about Florida school shooting

Trump to address nation about Florida school shooting Rob Lasky, from Miami's Federal Bureau of Investigation division, commented on reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of YouTube comments from a user with the same name as Cruz saying "Im going to be a professional school shooter". [Full Article...]

Snowboarder Shaun White Apologizes for Calling His Sexual Harassment Allegations 'Gossip'

Snowboarder Shaun White Apologizes for Calling His Sexual Harassment Allegations 'Gossip' He was asked if he thought the allegations might tarnish his reputation after winning the halfpipe at the Olympics . Zawaideh , a former drummer in the 31-year-old's band, Bad Things , claims he "repeatedly sexually harassed her , forced her to watch pornography and refused to pay her after she was sacked". [Full Article...]

ISIS And The Taliban Killed Thousands of Afghan Civilians Last Year

ISIS And The Taliban Killed Thousands of Afghan Civilians Last Year A total of 3,438 people were killed while 7,015 others were injured, indicating an overall reduction of 9 per cent compared to 2016, the United Nations said, adding that it doesn't have a complete overview over the situation in some parts of the country due to Taliban control. [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon says White House advised him to invoke executive privilege

Steve Bannon says White House advised him to invoke executive privilege Mr Bannon - who was forced out of the White House in August - appeared following a subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee. The committee is weighing whether to hold him in contempt. Florida Rep. Tom Rooney said Tuesday that if Bannon didn't co-operate with the panel and they didn't hold him in contempt, that would set a bad precedent. [Full Article...]

Trump toughens stance as immigration impasse continues

Trump toughens stance as immigration impasse continues But Trump's statement could discourage support for those attempts aimed at seeking to find the right balance to attract the necessary 60 votes to pass legislation this week in a chamber with 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats and independents. [Full Article...]

Trump Blames Parkland Shooting on Gunman's Friends, Family

Trump Blames Parkland Shooting on Gunman's Friends, Family President Trump in an address to the nation Thursday called the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead and another 15 wounded a moment of "hatred and evil". And that was the school he returned to yesterday to kill 17 people . Trump and Republican lawmakers have repeatedly pushed back against calls to tighten gun laws after previous mass shootings . [Full Article...]

Liverpool's Firmino wants to make Porto 'suffer'

Liverpool's Firmino wants to make Porto 'suffer' There is another leg at Anfield to finish the job off so there is a lot we need to do to improve but this was a good step. "Tonight he showed again what a fantastic player he is". James Milner's strike crashed into the post, but the Egyptian star was on hand to flick the ball over the onrushing Sa with a magnificent piece of skill and slot into the net. [Full Article...]

Fractious politics, debt pose security threats: US intelligence director

Fractious politics, debt pose security threats: US intelligence director He said Russia, China , Iran and North Korea "pose the greatest threats" to the electronic operations of US government and commerce. US spy agencies said past year they had determined Russian Federation used hacking and propaganda in an effort to tilt the 2016 presidential election in favor of the Republican candidate, Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt flies first class to avoid "unpleasant interactions"

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt flies first class to avoid The agency also has not spelled out the logic behind its rationale for the flights: Why does the EPA think first-class travel is safer than sitting in coach in the first place? "As such, for every trip Administrator Pruitt submits a waiver to fly in either first or business class", Wilcox said in a statement to Politico. [Full Article...]


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