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Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

As with the current shutdown fight, Trump was concerned in 2013 with the military, criticizing the Obama Administration for delays in money to the families of military personnel killed in action and barricades at the World War II Memorial, one of the national park sites that was closed during the shutdown.

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Trump again says he's the "least racist" person there is

Senator David Perdue and Senator Tom Cotton issued a joint statement almost a day after Trump's remarks , insisting they "do not recall the President saying those comments specifically". should get more people from countries like Norway. On Monday , Trump claimed Durbin is misquoting him. The White House has said it backs a short-term spending measure by a Friday deadline to prevent a shutdown.

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'I'm not going to vote' for funding bill

I'm not going to tell him everything he wants to hear. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) as well as White House chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Stephen Miller expressed reservations about the plan, according to a Washington Post report.

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Mark Meadows: Not Enough House Votes to Pass Funding Bill

The stance is essentially holding 690,000 so-called "Dreamers," young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and would have qualified for protection under a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate in 2001, hostage. Democrats are vowing to support the measure only if it includes protections for immigrants covered under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals.

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Can the US Still Go to War During a Government Shutdown?

Walker said Trump administration officials and the president are working the phones to push for passage of the temporary funding bill, which would keep the government fully operational until February 16. Sanders added that "the president certainly doesn't want a shutdown". It's unclear how a government shutdown would affect either party in this year's midterm elections in November.

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Congress scrambles for votes to avoid government shutdown

Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., who attended the Oval Office meeting last week at which Trump reportedly referred to "sh-hole countries", had previously said they could not recall whether Trump used the term, but on Sunday they denied outright that the president had.

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How Arizona's emergency alert system works

On January 13, it took Hawaii authorities at least 38 minutes to retract an emergency telephone text notice of an "INBOUND BALLISTIC MISSILE" that ended with the words, "THIS IS NOT A DRILL". "It's work at which we all desperately need them to succeed", he wrote in his opinion piece for CNN . Turns out, approval wasn't required at all - but it appears Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials still waited more than 20 minutes before they actually tried to obtain it.

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North Korea Mocks Trump's 'Nuclear Button' Boast

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un's annual New Year address was a mixture of good and bad. Trump has yet to respond to North Korea's latest attack. On Wednesday, the two countries announced they would march into the opening ceremony together as a unified group. "Why would Kim Jong Un insult me by calling me 'old, ' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?'" Trump tweeted at the time .

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I am not a racist: Trump

He is not aware of the constitutional definition of treason. "There is some internal West Wing debate over whether Trump said "s***hole" or s***house" which caused the discrepancy on why some Republican senators are denying having heard the president use the specific expletive.

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CBC responds to Trump's Racist Comment on S***hole Countries

Two senators allegedly lied when they said the president had not made racist comments about immigrants. "The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language, that language festers".

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USA embassy will move to Jerusalem within a year

With its vote recently in favour of a United Nations resolution denouncing the USA decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and now with Modi's visit to Ramallah, the government seems to be suggesting that its ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its relationship with Palestine.

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Eagles must stay aggressive against Vikings

Drew Brees is our quarterback . The Minnesota Vikings are going to be a tougher match up than the Atlanta Falcons but the Eagles have a huge momentum twist in their corner. But if Foles manages the game like he did Sunday and lets the running game do its thing, there is a small chance the Vikings defense will face a little more challenge than fans expect.

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GOP Sees Possible DACA Deal as Trump Bemoans Sticking Points

Negotiations are also reportedly snagging on spending caps, the children's health program called CHIP, and disaster aid. Conservatives and liberals alike have raised objections to passing another short-term spending bill , increasing the chances of a shutdown as lawmakers lurch toward the January 19 deadline.

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White House doctor gives Trump 'excellent' bill of health

Questions about Mr Trump's fitness for office flared last week after a new book - Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff - said that nearly all of his top staff and advisers believe he is mentally unwell. Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman conducted Barack Obama's first physical as president . Trump is famous for being tee-total and also being a non-smoker.

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BJ's to laid-off Sam's Club employees: We're hiring

Because of the tax reform law, Walmart says it's also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. Walmart announced on Thursday it would raise starting wages for hourly employees to $11 an hour beginning next month, and will give some of its hourly workers one-time bonuses that could be as high as $1,000.

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Police not treating Dolores O'Riordan's death as suspicious

Irish singer Hozier tweeted: "My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. RIP." O'Riordan was born on September 6, 1971 in Ballybricken, southwest Ireland . The tour was cut short because O'Riordan was suffering from back problems. She hit the headlines that same year after pleading guilty to assaulting three police officers and a flight attendant while travelling from NY to Ireland , and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple Are Suffering Massive Plunges Yet Again

The cryptocurrency market has lost over Dollars 130 billion in market cap in the last 24 hours. The bitcoin spot price recently was down 14% to $11,675, according to CoinDesk data . Late Tuesday afternoon, bitcoin briefly dropped below $10,000 on Coinbase, after first topping the psychologically key level in late November. That's a 40 percent decrease from its record-high price of around $20,000, which it reached exactly one month ago.

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Arizona group again helping immigrants renew DACA status

But those negotiations seemed to implode last week when Trump rejected a proposed bipartisan plan and allegedly questioned why the United States should continue to accept immigrants from "shithole countries" in places like Africa and Haiti.

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'Dreamers' get reprieve as judge blocks Trump's DACA plan

Democrats and other supporters of the so-called DREAMers have called for a legislative implementation of DACA to be attached to a must-pass spending bill that would keep the government funded beyond January 19. "That's not a legitimate basis for ending the program". Appeals of decisions by that court are commonly handled by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which also reviews appeals of rulings by district courts in the US West, Hawaii and Guam.

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Sen. Coons addresses recent reported statements by Trump on immigration

He said "oh that's a good line" And then when I talked to him about the impact this has on family unification in a nation that values families with the flag as the most important symbols of our future, they scoffed at this notion. "You can't have an immigration compromise if everybody is out there calling the president a racist", he added. But aside from that word, what the president said was a big, big deal, something that can't be ignored.

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Another Winter Weather Watch For Monday

Wednesday will start out in the single digits with a wind chill of 0 to minus 5. Overnight will be the coldest period in the short term. Arctic air returns behind the snow tonight . We'll even get some extra doses of vitamin D, starting with variably cloudy skies on Wednesday . Tonight: Increasing clouds with light snow late.

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GOP can't get burnt on DACA deal

Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the minority whip, as lawmakers continue negotiating on a deal that would include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program, at the Capitol in Washington , Thursday, Jan. as children - beyond just those who were enrolled in DACA when it ended, according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the meeting. Many of the Dreamers are from Mexico and Central America and have spent most of their lives in the United States , attending school and ...

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Some states will impose work requirements for Medicaid

Some people are - there's a question of whether people are unhealthy because they're not working, or are they unemployed because their poor health prevents them from working? The Trump administration is inviting states to impose work requirements on people who depend on Medicaid to pay for their health care.

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The wall goes up. The 'dreamers' stay

Graham and Durbin are leading efforts to codify protections for so-called "dreamers", immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. Congress must separate "the conversation about DACA " from the "larger issues" about USA immigration policy, because allowing the program to expire will lead "to a humanitarian crisis", especially in Los Angeles, said Archbishop Jose H.

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Winter weather advisory issued for region

Friday until 4 p.m. Saturday . The meteorological winter (December through February) precipitation total (rain plus snow converted to liquid) rose to 0.77 inches, 1.38 inches below normal. South wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100%. The good news is I don't expect a prolonged period of freezing rain leading to significant icing.

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Homes could be left without power as Storm Eleanor sweeps in

Flood alerts are out for the south coast too. Parts of the United Kingdom have experienced strong gusts of winds of up to 100mph overnight, leading to loss of power and causing travel chaos. Met √Čireann has issued three Status Orange wind warnings and two Status Yellow warnings - one wind and one rainfall. HIGH tides and strong winds, forecast for Wednesday, could cause widespread disruption across western parts of Wales, the Met Office has warned.

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Iran calls fresh U.S. sanctions illegal, hostile

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal was struck between the USA, under the administration of former President Barack Obama, Iran and five other countries. The next deadline to waive sanctions under the agreement is the middle of May. Waiving the big sanctions and slapping on some new small ones is a maneuver we've seen the Trump administration do before, as it deals with its dilemma on the nuclear deal.

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Sessions' call for marijuana enforcement condemned by cannabis industry, investors

Cities can add on local "cannabis business taxes as well, according to Paul Cambra, a spokesman for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration". I am encouraged by Attorney General Sessions' revision of the Cole Memo . Various newspaper editorials painted Sessions as a "lifelong anti-drug crusader" who ignores medical science and doesn't realize how fighting the deadly opioid epidemic has already stretched his team of federal prosecutors to the limit.

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People from s***hole nations unwanted in USA, says Trump

Trump has denied using certain "language" during the meeting. "Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and U.S. would be forced to take large numbers of people from high crime countries which are doing badly", Trump wrote.

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Flu deaths rise in Iowa

But the number of flu-related hospitalizations, especially among those 65 and older, has been increasing steadily since flu season began in October, according to a January 4 report from the NMDOH. When H3 viruses are predominant, we tend to have a worse flu season with more hospitalizations and more death. "They have no extra beds, they're seeing lots of ill patients with influenza-like illnesses or confirmed cases of flu", Carter said.

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Another round of winter weather moves into the South

Rain will change to freezing rain and sleet and then snow over the duration of the storm. It also will be windy, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Wind: N 25-35; gusty. This rapid change to colder temperatures means many will see rain change to freezing rain, then sleet and finally snow. Northwest winds will gust as high as 25 to 35 miles per hour this morning, creating areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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Trump slams Senate 'Dreamer' deal, seeks to walk back 'tough' words

A bipartisan group of six senators has reached an "agreement in principle" on immigration including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a joint statement released Thursday. Next step - the senators need to convince President Trump to back the plan. They also want the spending legislation to include an agreement on new budget caps that provides for an equal boost for domestic and defense programs, a disaster relief package, Obamacare stabilization measures and ...

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Eight More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Iowa

This has also resulted in 91 flu-related deaths, compared to eight last season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , children below five years old have an increased risk of developing serious complications related to the flu.

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Winter storm blasts the East Coast

In addition to the snow, coastal areas are at risk for flooding, the weather service said. Some of these areas may be in a "milk and bread" situation for a couple of days until the roads are cleared. Flights in and out of Logan International Airport in Boston, Kennedy Airport in in NY and Bradley Airport in CT resumed Friday , and business was expected to pick up as the day progressed.

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Federal policy change spurs concerns about legal pot

Gabbard again called on Congress to pass her bi-partisan Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act ( HR 1227 ), which removes marijuana from the federal controlled substances list. Maryland has licensed dozens of medical cannabis growers, processors and dispensaries. The U.S.is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. Consequently, he said he believes we will likely see more tourism-related businesses embrace it.