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Defiant Trump mocks Democrats over immigration order

Senate Democrats retaliated for Yates' removal by derailing the expected confirmation of Trump's attorney general nominee, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, citing concerns that his closeness to Trump would impede his ability to make independent decisions in the role.

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British MPs approve first stage of Brexit Bill

Following a marathon 17 hours of debate over two days, MPs will now await the publication today of the government's promised white paper setting out its strategy for withdrawal from the EU. "The electorate voted for a government to give them a referendum, Parliament then voted to hold the referendum, the people voted in that referendum and we are now honouring the result of that referendum, as we said we would".

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Super Bowl LI: Falcons vs

New England is at -165 odds to have a touchdown as its first score, with Atlanta at -155 to use a touchdown to put its first points on the board. Some gamblers not only bet on the long-shot Falcons in September, they did so when the odds-which change from week to week-would result in even bigger payouts.

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British MPs vote in favor of triggering Brexit

They will also be studying a vast list of amendments from MPs of all sides to legislation which paves the way for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 of the European Union treaties to begin Brexit. But Jeremy Corbyn was unable to contain a revolt by 47 Labour MPs, including two shadow cabinet ministers, who defied his orders to oppose it. The bill will now have to go through the House of Lords before becoming law.

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Francois Fillon's children now caught up in fake jobs scandal

The scandal, which surfaced a week ago when a newspaper said the wife of the 62-year-old ex-prime minister, Penelope , had been paid about 600,000 euros ($647,580) for work she may not have done, has throw Fillon's campaign off track. Others in The Republicans party disagreed. "These declarations shock me", Sarkozy-supporter Eric Ciotti told France Info radio Thursday. "Statements like these only serve to weaken us".

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Israel delays vote on legalising West Bank settlements

Thirteen protesters were arrested. Israel's Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that the Amona settlement had been built on private Palestinian land and would have to be demolished, over the objections of ultraconservative Israeli officials who fought to reverse the ruling.

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Israel police evict settlers from unauthorised Amona outpost

Palestinian sharply protested the announcement . The move to create more settlements is seen as retaliation over an impending court-ordered evacuation of a Jewish settlement called Amona, also in the West Bank. Lieberman stated that "we are in a new period of life in Judea and Samaria where we are returning to the normal and proper course, and can give an appropriate response to the needs for living in the area".

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Trump tariff "would hurt U.S. consumers"

American exports to Mexico supported more jobs - about 792,000 as of 2010 - than exports to China, said Robert Scott, senior economist at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute."It'll cost jobs here and Mexico", he said. Indeed the entire concept of a border tax is contrary to the often-stated principle that the government should not pick winners and losers - that is, distort the market.

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President Trump Announces Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Nominee

To impede this nomination is to ignore the wishes of their constituents. He was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2006 and confirmed by the Senate in a voice vote. But Senators should have legitimate reasons for withholding consent. Then-President Barack Obama nominated Washington, D.C. appeals judge Merrick Garland for the spot, but the Republican-controlled Senate never held a vote on him.

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US First Lady Melania Trump Appoints Chief of Staff

They cited US obligations to protect the principles of "non-refoulement" - or not chasing away people who have a right to protection - and nondiscrimination based on race, nationality or religion. Rumors are swirling Melania and Donald Trump are fighting (Photo: Reuters/ Splash News). The Slovenian beauty went viral after an eagle-eyed viewer captured the moment Melania's face dropped after The Donald said something to her.

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Quebec mosque suspect charged as victims named

Worshippers said they expected it would take a week to fix the mosque, and for services to resume. Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume said: "No person should have to pay with their life, for their race, their colour, their sexual orientation or their religious beliefs".

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Blackburn striker gets suspended sentence for Dublin assault

Mr Bradley said that he tried... He was arrested by arrangement through his solicitor but made no comment during interview. Originally from Dublin, Stokes spent six years at Parkhead and also won the Scottish Cup with Hibs last year while on loan.

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Attorneys: Briles drops libel suit against Baylor officials

Football coach Art Briles was sacked after the incident past year, school President Ken Starr was demoted before later leaving and Ian McCaw resigned as athletic director. One such case was filed just last week in federal court by a former student who alleges she was raped by two football players and that dozens of assaults occurred against others.

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Inside the Yemen raid: Women al Qaeda fighters surprised U.S. forces

At first, United States officials said only that 14 AQAP fighters were killed and denied that there were civilian casualties. Some of the women were firing at the U.S. One official claimed that on-the-ground surveillance had been "minimal, at best" and that the Obama administration had deferred any action on the base to the Trump administration, "partly in the hope that more and better intelligence could be collected".

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House Dems demand meeting with Kelly

The countries covered by the traveler ban were Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. "I think to me the whole aim here ought to be to create from these countries a higher threshold before you can get in", Lieberman said. That was out of 1 million travelers who flew to the USA during the first 72 hours of the order, he said, about 500,000 of whom were foreign nationals.

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John McCain Not Happy With Trump's NSC Shakeup or the Entry Ban

White House spokesman Sean Spicer fired back Monday, saying that the DNI and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs are welcome to any meeting they want to attend as members of the NSC. "I am anxious about the NSC, who are the members of it and who are the permanent members of it". "So this is a five-year lobbying ban, and this is all of the people - most of the people standing behind me will not be able to go to work", Mr Trump said after signing the order.

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Budget 2017: Jaitley proposes National Testing Service to conduct entrance exams

Hailing the proposal for Innovation Fund for Secondary Education, Jhingan said, "The innovation fund is a great proposal and so is greater autonomy for colleges". This would enable students to virtually attend the programmes taught by the best faculty, access high-quality reading resources, participate in discussion forums, take tests and earn academic grades.

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Why Trump's Executive Order is Likely to be Permanent for Iranians

However, the State Department official consulted by CNN added that Trump's executive order should not affect a U.S citizen who also holds citizenship from one of the seven countries on the list. Kelly defended the executive order by saying, "I will not gamble with American lives". The acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection acknowledged on Tuesday the at-times turbulent implementation of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.

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Trump Does Not Sign Cybersecurity Order

Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, said he'd like to see the Compliance Safety Accountability program, FMCSA's carrier rating/compliance system, reviewed to show possible regulations to repeal as part of the White House's new initiatives.

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Union Budget 2017: On IRCTC, No Service Charge When Booking Rail Tickets

For 2017- 18, the total capital and development expenditure for railways has been pegged at Rs 1.31 lakh crore which includes Rs 55, 000 crore provided by the budgeted government. The shares of the Indian Railway Finance Corporation and IRCON too will be listed. He has also provisioned for more solid waste plants at stations. The Railways will enter into partnerships with 18 logistic players to provide an end-to-end integrated transport solution for select commodities.

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Rob Stewart, Toronto 'Sharkwater' filmmaker and conservationist, missing off Florida coast

Mr Stewart was diving about six miles off the coast of Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, according to his friends. Friends of Stewart took to social media to express concern over his disappearance and call on people to assist in the search.

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President apologizes for Israeli PM's tweet

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday demanded that the Security Council respond to what he said was an "extreme barrage of illegal behavior" by Israel over the past 10 days, during which time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved construction of 6,000 new homes in West Bank settlements.

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President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court vacancy

But civil rights leaders and other advocates who object to Gorsuch's conservative views and who are still seething over Republicans' block of Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland past year have pressed Democrats to block him. "While I do not know Mr. Gorsuch well, I have had the chance to visit with him and learn about both his personal background and his professional experience", Salazar said at the time .

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U.S. has tough words for Iran following 'provocative' ballistic missile test

In practice very little happened to provoke this reaction. Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan on Wednesday confirmed the recent ballistic missile test by his country, saying the launches are part of Tehran's defence plans aimed at fulfilling its national interests.

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Trump signs executive order aiming to slash regulations

Under the Administrative Procedures Act, the repeal of old regulations requires the same bureaucratic process as the adoption of new regulations, with agency analysis, legal review public notice and comment. The executive order seeks to manage the costs of private expenditures required to comply with federal regulations. The director of the Office of Management and Budget will be directed to advise federal departments and agencies on how to implement the order.

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United Arab Emirates: Trump ban is not a Muslim ban

Sheikh Abdullah spoke following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Abu Dhabi. "Some of these countries that were on this list are countries that face structural problems". Out of the 19 hijackers of planes used in the September 11, 2011 attacks on the Unites States, 15 came from Saudi Arabia, also the birthplace of Al-Qaeda founder and attack mastermind Osama bin Laden.

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Ohio, W.Va. congressional representatives weigh in on Gorsuch nomination

Gorsuch is a federal appeals judge who has served on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006, after being appointed by George W Bush. Democrats remain furious over Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's refusal a year ago to allow the Senate to consider Democratic President Barack Obama's nomination of appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacant seat, an action with little precedent in US history.

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DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies aged 84

Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country then known as Zaire, for more than three decades before Mobutu was overthrown by Rwanda, Uganda and other forces. But many, including some collaborators, thought his legendary stubborness and disdain for what he perceived to be the establishment squandered repeated opportunities to unseat entrenched rulers.

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Alleged Quebec Mosque Shooter Charged With Six Counts Of Murder

This is not the first time the mosque has been the victim of bias. Trudeau called it terrorism against Muslims. "Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear". Six people were killed and eight were wounded in the attack. Police didn't say which one remains the suspect in the Sunday night attack which killed six people and injured more than a dozen others.

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Sharkwater's Rob Stewart Missing After Dive in Florida

Stewart, best known for his 2006 documentary Sharkwater - an examination of global shark-hunting and its impact on the ocean ecosystem - was active in underwater filming. His sister, who is located in Canada, said she is anxious his floatation device isn't fully inflated. Stewart said he and his colleagues risked their lives to make the film: they visited a Costa Rican warehouse that trafficked in illegal shark fin and confronted poachers on the high seas.

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Transgender kids can now join the Boy Scouts

David Hasenkopf is the immediate Past President of the New Providence Board of Education and committee chair of Boy Scout Troop 1 of New Providence. The statement said Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting are "specifically created to meet the needs of boys".

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People have been sharing these 24 cartoons after Donald Trump's immigration ban

At the same time as the official word from the White House is more contrite, tweets from Trump lashed out at the 2008 GOP Presidential candidate and an another Republican Senator who disagree with his actions. "This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen", Trump said just before signing the order in the Oval Office. Apart from the ban which has already been issued on the seven countries for a period of three months, the order also puts a lid on the number of ...

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Brady avoids questions about Trump: 'I haven't paid much attention'

At this point it's clear that Gisele Bündchen is her National Football League quarterback husband's biggest cheerleader, and she proved that fact once again by giving her man-who is set to appear in the Super Bowl this weekend-a special piece of jewelry to keep him safe.

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Lots of Talk, No Action in Commons Debate on Trump Refugee Ban

Many groups across the country are calling on the Canadian government to suspend the "Safe Third Country" agreement with the U.S. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order closing the country's borders to refugees for 120 days and to Syrian refugees indefinitely.

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Donald Trump: US President issues chilling military action warning to Mexico

Trump reportedly put his son-in-law and White House advisor, Jared Kushner, in charge of dealing with the U.S. -Mexico dispute; Kushner is a real estate executive. "The assertions that you make about said conversation do not correspond to the reality of it", the statement said. Mexico's foreign ministry denied Estevez's account and said in a statement that the tone of the call was "constructive".


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