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Trump slams the courts - and his court nominee hits back

Went to the private Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills, Queens, where his father, Frederick, a very wealthy real estate developer, was on the governing board. "I don't ever want to call a court biased, so I won't call it biased", Mr Trump said. Trump said, "Courts seem to be so political...it would be so great for the justice system if they'd be able to read a statement and do what's right".

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Swansea winger Nathan Dyer gives Paul Clement ex-club Leicester's secrets

It's the next step in my career'. New Swansea City boss Paul Clement has been named the Premier League's Manager of the Month for January. And the former Bayern Munich assistant has been impressed by the spirit his side have shown during his short time at the helm, and wants to see it continue during a critical period of fixtures that will see Swansea face several sides around them near the foot of the table.

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4 arrested after explosives seized in French raid

The male suspects were reportedly aged 21, 27, 34. Explosives were reportedly found during a search of the flat, as well as a makeshift factory producing triacetone triperoxide, a potent explosive known as the "mother of Satan" and used by Islamic State in the 2015 Paris attacks and the bombings in Brussels past year.

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As storm strengthens Thursday morning, NJ braces for heavy snow, gusty winds

Multiple flights to and from the region are canceled or delayed, according to the Newport News and Norfolk airports. The storm raced in over New Jersey and rapidly approached downtown Manhattan by the predawn hours, with meteorologists expecting at least 8 inches across the Big Apple.

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USA commander urges govt to review ties with Pakistan

There are still more than 13,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops - including 8,400 USA service members - deployed to Afghanistan , but McCain said he's been warning all along that the force is too small. The total number of coalition troops deployed there is about 13,300. Kabulov said there were around 15,000 "extremists" in northern Afghanistan, and warned they could "try to expand into territory in neighbouring countries in Central Asia".

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Federal judges express skepticism about Trump travel ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals will live stream this afternoon's oral argument in the state of Washington's challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order. Justice Department lawyers argued that the President has the constitutional power to restrict entry to the US. Trump's administration imposed the measure, saying it was necessary for national security.

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Tamil Nadu imbroglio : High Court asks for police report on missing MLAs

The SC is hearing the Karnataka government's plea challenging the high court acquittal of 61-year-old Sasikala and three others in the case. In retaliation, Panneerselvam has announced a judicial probe into the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

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Iran's Rouhani says military power 'purely defensive'

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets to begin a nationwide celebration of the 38th anniversary of the country's 1979 revolution. In the face of recent economic sanctions from the Trump administration, new satellite imagery, verified by USA officials, shows that Iran removed their latest missile being prepared for launch.

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Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Democrats have accused Price of lying about his acquisition of discounted shares of an Australian biotech company and benefiting from insider information. That has repeatedly delayed the repeal, which President Trump and congressional Republicans once said would be done within days of Trump's inauguration.

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Trump slams Sen. Richard Blumenthal for 'misrepresenting' Gorsuch remarks on president

However, Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, who is assisting the White House on the Gorsuch nomination, confirmed Blumenthal's account to reporters . Trump's reference to Judge Robart, who violated his judicial duty by issuing a political opinion that he didn't even attempt to justify with facts, law or logic, as a "so-called judge", was arguably apt.

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Ecuador presidential hopeful will evict Julian Assange from embassy

And Assange, who hasn't stepped foot outside the embassy in four years, is starting to wear on their patience. Assange has been living in the London embassy since June 2012, when he applied for political asylum to Ecuador in order to evade extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault.

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Barack Obama & Richard Branson Enjoy A Kitesurfing Battle On Vacation

Free from Secret Service restrictions, Barack learned how to kitesurf in the Virgin Islands while Branson studied foilboarding. Branson and Obama fall to the water multiple times but they still look happy and energetic. The footage shows the pair tumbling into the water after repeated attempts to learn their respective sports. But the Virgin Group's founder kicked it up a notch with a challenge: Who could surf and stay up the longest.

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7 killed in Kintamani, Bali landslide

Rains often cause flooding and landslides in Indonesia, an archipelago where millions of people live in mountainous areas or on flood plains near rivers. The two landslides took place in Awan and Sukawana villages, killing five villagers and injuring another person, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency told Xinhua via phone.

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Judges Weigh Whether to Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

In his argument, Washington state Solicitor General Noah Purcell noted that Trump had called for a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States and said the actual objective of the order was religious discrimination, amounting to a violation of the establishment clause.

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Manchester United announce record quarterly figures despite missing Champions League

United still only sit sixth in the Premier League table, but Woodward insists that Mourinho is happy with his current squad and stressed that there is not likely to be a major overhaul of players. "They have all given me belief and confidence". Matchday revenue for the three months climbed 27 percent to 38.6 million pounds as the team played three more home games at Old Trafford across all competitions.

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Trump loses appeal to reinstate travel ban

It sparked protests and chaos at USA and overseas airports in the weekend that followed. Officials with the U.S. Justice Department, which argued on behalf of Trump's order, say they are reviewing the appellate decision . "It was reported that thousands of visas were immediately canceled, hundreds of travelers with such visas were prevented from boarding airplanes bound for the United States or denied entry on arrival, and some travelers were detained".

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Blackouts predicted for SA, NSW due to heat

The two states will battle temperatures warmer than 40 degrees on Friday and the Australian Energy Market Operator has warned the hot weather may lead to blackouts. Alinta Energy closed the Northern Power coal-fired station in Port Augusta last May and it is already partially demolished. The statewide blackout after powerful storms in September prompted the federal government to slam the states for what it said were overambitious renewable energy targets, forcing intermittent power into ...

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Krauthammer: 'No Slam Dunk' That SCOTUS Will Reinstate Travel Ban

Most legal scholars expect the appeal court to uphold the temporary block, teeing the case up for the Supreme Court. Noah Purcell, the solicitor general for Washington state, argued the order caused chaos, urging the court to serve as a check on executive power.

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Winter storm warning issued for Luzerne, Lackawanna counties

Flights in an out of the Portland International Jetport, Logan Airport and the metro New York/New Jersey area will all be affected in some way. Thursday: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 8 a.m. Thursday , snowfall intensity will decrease significantly. Forecasters say the storm is going to make the morning commute hard for those in major cities, including Boston and New York City and possibly Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

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One dead in explosion on cruise ship at Port Chalmers

A crew member has been killed following a gas explosion on an Australian cruise ship travelling in New Zealand . The captain on Emerald Princess went on the telecom shortly after the accident keeping the passengers informed on the situation.

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Winter Storm Expecting to Drop 5 to 12 Inches of Snow

Thursday, according to the National Grid . Ludlow accumulated 18 inches, Westfield 16.4 inches and Belchertown 15 inches. Weather experts have predicted two to four inches of snow could fall per hour as the blizzard continues. The stormy weather and cold air are a far cry from what New Jersey experienced on Wednesday, when temperatures soared into the low 60s across Central Jersey and hit the low 70s in South Jersey.

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United Kingdom dodges Brexit rebellion with 'meaningful vote'

During the debate, it emerged that home secretary Amber Rudd had written to some Conservative MPs, reassuring them that the government was committed to protecting the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain after Brexit. When the final potential amendment was voted down on Wednesday evening, a swift statement was issued which confirmed he had stepped down. Mr Clarke, MP for Rushcliffe, has repeatedly said he will be following his constituents' wishes - as Rushcliffe overall voted ...

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May sees off Brexit Bill rebellion with vote offer

However the government appears to have pre-empted a vote on the amendment by offering this concession early. Nine amendments tabled by opposition MPs were comfortably defeated, meaning the Bill heads to the House of Lords unaltered. Frontbench members of parties are generally expected to resign from their post if they ignore a three-line whip. "Opposition is growing to a hard Tory Brexit and this vote combined with the overwhelming vote in the Scottish Parliament today against invoking ...

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Rajnath Singh confident of BJP winning majority in Uttar Pradesh

Well, Uttar Pradesh has been Congress Mukt since 1989. Singh said BJP is the only party uniformly in the contest in every assembly segment in the state, where it faces the SP-Congress alliance in some places and Bahujan Samaj Party in others.

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Appeals Court Deals New Blow to Donald Trump's Travel Ban Targeting Muslims

In A February 9 report, The New York Times wrote that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals "unanimously refused to reinstate President Trump's targeted travel ban" affecting seven majority-Muslim countries. In a media advisory about the hearing, the court announced that a decision "is not expected to come down today", but that a ruling would "probably" come "this week".

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Israel's parliament okays law legalizing Jewish outposts in West Bank

Building settlements is a crime, building settlements is against all global laws", Palestinian Tourism and Antiquities Minister Rula Maayaa was quoted as saying. Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters in London that he will vote in favor of the law immediately upon landing in Israel after meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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US Customs Detained Muslim-American Olympian For Two Hours

Muhammad attributed her detention to anti-Muslim sentiment in the USA, adding that Trump's controversial immigration ban likely applies to more than just the citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. Nor did she specifically link the holdup to President Trump's travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Despite competing for her country, Muhammad said she's still subjected to anti-Muslim sentiment while in public.

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President Trump Accuses Media of Covering Up Terrorist Attacks

It includes the mass shootings at the Orlando LGBTQ nightclub, Pulse, and in San Bernardino, both of which received intense coverage. 'He wants to become ever-vigilant, so we don't ever get lax, ' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday.

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Romanian justice minister resigns as fresh anti-government protests loom

The decree would have effectively shielded dozens of public officials from prosecution for graft and was widely viewed as reversing Romania's drive to tackle endemic corruption. Those opposed to the decree are furious as they suspect it will reappear in draft legislation and go before the parliament where the Social Democrats hold a solid majority.

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US, Iraqi Defense Chiefs Discuss Western Mosul Liberation

Late in December, the troops freed the eastern side of Mosul, locally known as the left bank of Tigris River that bisects the city. In Iraq, ISIS has lost territory in and around its northern stronghold of Mosul since USA -backed Iraqi forces last October began ground operations in the country.

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Flights delayed and cancelled at local airports due to winter storm

If you do have a flight out or are expecting company to fly in, you'll want to go online and double check the flight status. Schools are closed in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston. 3575 flights were delayed. Airlines even started scrapping thousands of flights by late Wednesday as a precaution. Kennedy International had 513 flight cancellations .

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Lanarkshire bus crash: Two injured after bus carrying 50 schoolchildren overturns

Police said a girl aged 16 had been taken to Monklands Hospital but her injuries were not thought to be serious. It is understood the youngsters were being taken to the school from the Abronhill area of Cumbernauld. "I am sure everyone connected to Our Lady's High School and the wider community will be grateful for the quick and professional response by the emergency services and the excellent care now being offered to those with injuries".

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Australian charged over fatal Thailand jet ski collision

Collie's family have released a collective statement, saying that they do not place any blame on Keating for the tragic accident, and that they wished to grieve for her together. "I love you to bits baby and I promise I'll never stop and you'll always have my heart!" Police told local media Mr Keating's case would be heard in about a month.

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New York City public schools closed Thursday as 'significant snowfall' looms

Thursday, the city had not made an announcement about the plans for public schools either way. Many other school officials base their decision to cancel school on the city's. Besides New York City, winter storm warnings have also been issued for Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties. Forecasts predicted a "very fast and very concentrated" snowfall of as much as 14 inches, he said.

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Trump in bathrobe is fake news says Spicer

The comments follow White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's false comments that a terror attack took place in Bowling Green, Kentucky. "Thank you, you've now asked the question about eight times", Spicer said . A source told CNN: "Priebus vouched for Spicer and against Trump's instincts". This speaks volumes about Trump's concept of weakness and strength - particularly since the cross-gender casting isn't what made the " Sean Spicer Press Conference" go viral.


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