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Women have marched in hundreds of USA cities to mark the second anniversary of the demonstrations that took place the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017. Demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Av. during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday. As the political movement that grew out of hundreds of loosely affiliated marches in 2017 has grown, divisions have emerged.
  • Congresswoman's Campaign Fined for Lapsed Comp

    Congresswoman's Campaign Fined for Lapsed Comp

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    So it's no surprise the man who left the party to become an "independent" has thoughts on newly elected liberal Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law". When she made a play this month for a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, a senior Democrat told Politico that '[i] t totally pissed off everyone.
  • Democrat Gabbard says she will run for USA president in 2020

    Democrat Gabbard says she will run for USA president in 2020

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    She is said to have supported in 2014 a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage nationwide, but later reversed her opinion and applauded a Supreme Court decision to legalise gay marriage across the US. Her willingness to challenge American interventions in countries like Iraq and Libya has cultivated her anti-war image. More about Gabbard's background: Gabbard was formerly the vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and was a vocal supporter of Sanders' 2016 ...
  • Bill on federal workers' back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

    Bill on federal workers' back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

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    The lapse in funding has affected roughly a quarter of the federal government, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, the Interior Department and the State Department. The measure is part of a series of spending bills that House Democrats have advanced this week in an effort to put pressure on congressional Republicans and the White House as the shutdown continues.
  • Pres. Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

    Pres. Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

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    President Donald Trump said his administration is looking at changing a foreign worker visa program to include a more direct path to citizenship, as he wrestles with Democrats in Congress over funding for his border wall to deter illegal migrants from entering the U.S.
  • Kidnappers in Norway demand $10M Monero ransom for millionaire's wife

    Kidnappers in Norway demand $10M Monero ransom for millionaire's wife

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    Police had urged the family not to pay any ransom. Tom Hagen's net worth was estimated at around $200 million by Norway's financial magazine Kapital , which ranked him the 172nd wealthiest person in the country. As a result, investigators on the case are still left with "no suspects", despite having assistance from Interpol and Europol, and have Hagen's wealth behind them.
  • Donald Trump to meet with Democrats over government shutdown

    Donald Trump to meet with Democrats over government shutdown

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    The visit comes amid the continuing partial government shutdown and the President's insistence that any funding bill to reopen federal agencies include US$5.7 billion for his border wall . Smith, D-Wash., had actually made the comments on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday , but they were replayed Monday on Fox News "Fox & Friends" shortly before Trump tweeted .
  • United States warns citizens they could be prevented from leaving China

    United States warns citizens they could be prevented from leaving China

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    China is Canada's second-largest trading partner, making up roughly 4.3 per cent of total Canadian exports totaling $18.2 billion in 2017. They say they are not in contact with their father. Kovrig's arrest becomes public on December 11. December 11: In the morning, Kelly Craft, the USA ambassador to Canada, tells reporters it is "absolutely false" to assume a political motive behind the Meng's arrest.
  • A divided USA gov't arrives on Capitol Hill as new era begins

    A divided USA gov't arrives on Capitol Hill as new era begins

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    Much of the media has been excited about Tlaib and Ilhan Omar becoming the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Leftist activist Linda Sarsour attended Tlaib's swearing-in ceremony. The White House, at press time, had yet to respond to an inquiry on whether he will accep the invitation. Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, "It's very hard to see how progress will be made unless they open up the government".
  • Nancy Pelosi Isn't Taking Impeachment Off The Table For Donald Trump

    Nancy Pelosi Isn't Taking Impeachment Off The Table For Donald Trump

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    Congressional leaders from both parties held unproductive talks with Trump at the White House on Wednesday and are to return for another round on Friday, a sign the shutdown is likely to continue for the rest of the week. The partial government shutdown began on December 22 after Trump refused to sign a budget deal that didn't include billions of dollars for his long-promised and long-stalled southern border wall.
  • Border patrol agents repel migrant caravan 'violent mob' with tear gas

    Border patrol agents repel migrant caravan 'violent mob' with tear gas

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    After the skirmish, the Border Protection agents detained 25 illegal immigrants while the remainder withdrew back to Mexico after finding a gap in the fence. The Trump administration has defended its use of tear gas against migrants attempting to cross the border, saying it is necessary to stop certain migrants who throw rocks and other projectiles at border agents.
  • House Democrats have plan to re-open government

    House Democrats have plan to re-open government

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    There are seven outstanding appropriations bills: the series of measures the House Democrats are proposing would fund six for a year, and extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security through February 8. Pelosi responded with a tweet , saying Trump "has given Democrats a great opportunity to show how we will govern responsibly & quickly pass our plan to end the irresponsible #TrumpShutdown - just the first sign of things to come in our new Democratic Majority committed to working ...
  • Terror strikes on New Year in UK, Japan; several injured

    Terror strikes on New Year in UK, Japan; several injured

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    A minivan slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year's Eve festivities in downtown Tokyo , police said. NHK TV footage showed a small van with the entire front end smashed and officers and ambulance workers rushing to the scene. The road was closed to facilitate access to the shrine, which is a popular destination for people on New Year's Eve.
  • Trump's wall may be different than advertised

    Trump's wall may be different than advertised

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    He adds: "Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides)". Along the same lines, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway called discussion of the apparent contradiction "a silly semantic argument". A group of Central American migrants climb a metal barrier on the Mexico-US border.
  • Donald Trump freezes pay for 2,100,000 federal workers amid shutdown

    Donald Trump freezes pay for 2,100,000 federal workers amid shutdown

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    Trump is holding out for billions in federal funds for a border wall between the US and Mexico , which Democrats have said they were intent on blocking. government matter. "This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win". "You're talking about cutting off your arm", Avila said.
  • Hanover airport suspends flights after man drives vehicle through gate onto tarmac

    Hanover airport suspends flights after man drives vehicle through gate onto tarmac

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    The man was quickly arrested and taken into custody. "The security areas are now vacated, now there is no clearance", police said, immediately after the incident. No one was hurt in the incident, but flights were suspended for more than four hours. The worldwide airport in Hannover handled 5.87 million passengers past year, though it isn't one of Germany's top hubs.
  • Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza pyramids, kills 2

    Bomb strikes tourist bus near Egypt's Giza pyramids, kills 2

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    The bus, which was carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists, passed by a wall in which the bomb was hidden at around 6 p.m. local time, officials said. This is a developing story. 15, 2015. The official statistics agency says tourists arrivals in Egypt in 2017 reached 8.2 million, up from 5.3 million the year before. Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, targeting minority Christians or tourists.
  • Post-Christmas holiday, partial USA government shutdown to gain impact

    Post-Christmas holiday, partial USA government shutdown to gain impact

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    I want a wall. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said at the weekend the president "must abandon the wall, plain and simple" to reopen the government. At Trump's urging, the House approved that package and inserted the $5.7 billion he had requested. "Nobody's going to work until I get funding for my wall, for my ridiculous metal-spiked wall".
  • Donald Trump questions seven-year-old boy's belief in Santa

    Donald Trump questions seven-year-old boy's belief in Santa

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    That's tracking Santa Claus when he enters Canadian Airspace on Christmas Eve. The president was spending a rare Christmas in Washington because of a stalemate with Congress over government funding that left several departments and agencies shuttered since the weekend, affecting the livelihoods of some 800,000 federal employees.
  • Second child dies in custody - US immigration authorities

    Second child dies in custody - US immigration authorities

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    Jakelin and her father Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz were taken into custody on December 6 after crossing the border into New Mexico. Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, return to Mexico after being hit by tear gas sprayed by U.S.
  • Netanyahu attempts to calm fears over US-Syria exit

    Netanyahu attempts to calm fears over US-Syria exit

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    A USA soldier walks on a newly installed position, near the tense front line between the US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, April 4, 2018. Former Israeli national security adviser Yaakov Amidror said: "From now on, it will be a free ride for the Iranians and they will use the corridor [through Syria] logistically to enhance their capabilities to build the military forces in Syria and to help Hezbollah afterwards", Amidror said.
  • When's Santa Claus comin' to town? NORAD's tracker can tell you

    When's Santa Claus comin' to town? NORAD's tracker can tell you

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    The North American Aerospace Defence Command tradition has been going since 1955, long before live-streaming video on the internet. Many kids will be eager to know where St. lawmakers failed agree on a budget, triggering a partial shutdown of federal services, including the maintenance of the Christmas tree outside the White House.
  • Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syrian border

    Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syrian border

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    Trump last week ordered a complete troop pullout from Syria, asserting that the Islamic State group had been defeated, and a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan. USA troops will leave under the auspices of a new Pentagon chief set to start next month, after Jim Mattis resigned from the post citing key differences, including on Syria, with the often-impulsive Trump.
  • Roberts sides with liberal justices & 9th Circuit to deny Trump's asylum ban

    Roberts sides with liberal justices & 9th Circuit to deny Trump's asylum ban

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    The US administration's new rules were a key element of its policies to make it more hard for immigrants to enter and stay in the United States. But the Justice Department's strategy of aggressively filing appeals to the Supreme Court to overturn rulings unfavorable to the President may not be in keeping with the court's modus operandi, Toobin said.
  • US, UK allege China-backed global hacking scheme

    US, UK allege China-backed global hacking scheme

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    The U.S. justice Department had accused the hacker group APT10 and the Chinese Ministry of state security on Thursday in at least twelve countries - including Germany - mass data from government agencies and companies stole. However this comes as increasing pressure is applied against China from the Five Eyes intelligence nations, which includes New Zealand. Hampton said the Chinese hacking activity was "counter to the commitment all APEC economies, including China, made in November ...
  • Police arrest fiancé of missing Colorado mother

    Police arrest fiancé of missing Colorado mother

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    Couch said Frazee was in the Teller County jail. Investigators believe Berreth, 29, is dead after going missing almost a month ago. "She's not the kind that runs off", Berreth's mother said at a police news conference on December 10. Berreth's phone did end up in Idaho, De Young confirmed Friday, adding that police are still working to recover it. The cellphone is key. The investigation into Berreth's disappearance opened December 2 after her mother, Cheryl, reported her missing.