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New Jersey Governor Vows To Legalize Marijuana In Inauguration Speech

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As President Kennedy once said, "we celebrate not the victory of party but the celebration of freedom". Murphy is a former Goldman Sachs executive who served as the USA ambassador to Germany in the Obama administration. These are the days that you can truly say that you witnessed history. Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in Tuesday as the state's 56th governor , replacing Republican Gov. Read More »

Dow on track to top 26000 at open

The pace at which the Dow made it to 26,000 looks even more impressive when considering that the Dow's previous record for a 1,000-point gain was 23 trading days between November 30, 2017 and January 4, 2018. General Electric fell 2.9 percent after raising the prospect of breaking itself up and announcing more than $11 billion in charges from its long-term care insurance portfolio and new US tax laws. Read More »

Florida Sheriffs Agree To Hold Illegal Immigrants For ICE

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Known as the Basic Ordering Agreement, the deal struck between 17 Florida sheriffs and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would allow local authorities to hold illegal immigrants even beyond the time they normally would have to be released based on state or local cases. Read More »

US nuclear review calls for low-yield weapons

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The draft document calls for the U.S.to raise its nuclear threshold and update dual-capable aircraft with the deployment of F-35A jets. Although the Pentagon and White House declined to comment on the draft because Trump has not yet approved it, the document states that "we must look reality in the eye and see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be [and realign] our nuclear policy with a realistic assessment of the threats we face today and the uncertainties regarding the future ... Read More »

Warnings issued with storm barrage poised to hit UK

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A police statement said: "If you do travel, you will experience delays of several hours or more". This band then moves over northern England, extending into eastern England, maybe the far south of Scotland . The Met Éireann says frost, ice and lying snow will largely clear at lower elevations by Wednesday afternoon, with sunny spells developing. "There may also be more than 15 cm over the high ground of Northern Ireland", assessed the Met Office's Chief Forecaster. Read More »

Dr. Larry Nassar Sentencing Hearing Day 3

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Victims of a disgraced former sports doctor continued to fill a MI courtroom Thursday to testify on the sexual abuse and emotional trauma that Larry Nassar inflicted on them. The judge told Nassar that the letter "wasn't worth the paper it was written on", during a almost 17-minute response in the courtroom. His sentencing hearing is ongoing, with a almost unprecedented litany of victim's statements being delivered in court; we talked about one incredible display of strength from a ... Read More »

Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

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The investigation, however, was limited to a cluster of Russian accounts that had already been identified following probes into activity connected with the U.S. It's not clear whether Twitter will also bow to pressure to conduct a more thorough investigation of Brexit-related disinformation. Facebook concluded that a Russian-backed agency had spent just 75p ($1) on Facebook ads during the Brexit campaign. Read More »

Brigitte Bardot: Actresses Claiming #MeToo Are 'Hypocritical'

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Then later they say they were harassed. A little over a week after 100 prominent French women signed a letter calling the #MeToo movement a "witch hunt" against men, actress Brigitte Bardot has made a decision to weigh in with her own thoughts on the push against sexual harassment. Read More »

Republicans Celebrate US Tax Reform Victory

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The GOP-dominated House voted - a second time - along party lines on Wednesday to approve the complex legislation , following a narrow vote after midnight in the Senate . "For some reason we don't really understand very well, over the last 30 years, the link between corporate profits and workers wages has been broken in the U.S. Read More »

Australian Open-Marta's Debut

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The teenager will meet fourth seed Elina Svitolina in an all-Ukrainian third-round match for a chance to make the last 16 of a major at her maiden grand slam. But Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova , a quarter-finalist past year, became the latest seed to slump out in the women's draw, which has been shorn of leading names over the first two rounds. Read More »

In final hearings on Aadhaar, SC asks if it can track citizens

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The Constitution bench was set up on 13 December after repeated attempts by petitioners for an early hearing on the issue of mandatory Aadhaar linking with bank accounts, mobile phone numbers and other services. "The barter compels the citizen to give up her biometrics "voluntarily", allow her biometrics and demographic information to be stored by the State and private operators and then used for a process termed as "authentication", he said. Read More »

White House: Trump won't be responsible for shutdown

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And this is an important issue. "Look, I wasn't in that room so I can go only off of what the individuals who were", Sanders answered. "He's not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system". "I think Democrats don't want to see this president be successful", Sanders said . "We hope that the Democrats will not hold the American military hostage, will not hold the funding of our government hostage over a political battle that we should have, but we shouldn't have it ... Read More »

Israeli judge orders to keep Palestinian teenage girl in jail until trial

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Dozens from the Tamimi family have been arrested and at least two killed by Israeli security forces, and the week before Ahed was detained her cousin was hit in the face by a rubber bullet. Tamimi and her family attack a soldier who they claimed tried to detain her brother. Ahed Tamimi has since become a cause célèbre for Palestinian supporters and rallies have been held in several locations calling for her release, including a demonstration in Paris on Thursday. Read More »

FBI warned Kushner on Murdoch ex-wife

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The warning came via U.S. counterintelligence authorities, per the Journal's sources, and was based on the belief that Murdoch could be capitalizing on the relationship she had with Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump to push the Chinese government's agenda. Read More »

Jind rape-murder takes queer turn as suspect's body found

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The boy, who lived in her neighbourhood, allegedly committed the crime yesterday when the girl's parents, who were labourers, were away for work, Hisar SP, Manisha Choudhary said. To protest the incident, the locals said they would organise a peace march in the neighbourhood. "She was tortured. If the administration had done it's job well, an incident like this would have never happened". Read More »

Meteor Explodes Over Night Sky in Michigan Causing Earthquake

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Geological Service registered a 2.0 magnitude natural disaster in that area last night. The meteor passed over metro Detroit and even caused a boom that registered a 2.0 on the Richter scale. Videos posted across social media networks showed a bright spot streaking across the sky before exploding, flooding the darkness with light. Narlock tells Metro Times the meteor likely exploded very high in the sky, which is why people as far away as IL are reporting hearing and seeing it. Read More »

'Our hearts are still open':European Union president on Brexit reversal

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The demand is understood to have been led by Eastern European countries, including Poland, which boast some of the highest EU migration rates to the UK. That means any European Union citizen arriving in Britain before the end of 2020 would be able to remain indefinitely. Britain, on the other hand, would enjoy a "one-off gain" of £38 billion in savings on its European Union budget contribution, and a £180 billion windfall from the "long-term gain" represented by "free trade, own-regulation ... Read More »

Pyongyang plays Olympic card in inter-Korea talks

The two Koreas met Monday for the second time in a week as they try to hammer out details for the North's participation in next month's Games, which the South sees as a way to calm tensions caused by Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. 2. "The South Korean authorities had better ponder over what unfavorable results may be entailed by their impolite behavior", the North's official Korean Central News Agency said, according to the report. Read More »

Vishwa Hindu Parishad Leader Pravin Togadia Is 'Missing', His Party Blames Cops

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Manish Doshi a leader of the Congress Party from Gujarat , said it was a matter of grave concern "the way the global president of Vishva Hindu President is being pressurized to keep silent". Togadia went untraceable yesterday after a team of Rajasthan police arrived here to arrest him in the case registered against him at Gangapur in Sawai Madhopur district. Read More »

East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

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Coastguard ships from Japan, China and South Korea are now battling to contain the slick amid growing concerns over the environmental impact. The tanker, which was carrying 136,000 tonnes of crude oil, reportedly suffered another explosion in the afternoon hours and subsequently sank off the coast of China, local media reports indicate. Read More »

Parents Accused Of Torturing 13 Children

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David Turpin, 57, is listed as the school's principal. David Turpin's mother, Betty, said she doesn't have any information about the case. "I thought the kids were home-schooled", Kimberly Milligan, 50, who lives across the street from the family, said. Read More »

Trump on Twitter (Jan 16) - Border security, immigration

Last week, Durbin said. When Mr Durbin was challenged about his version of what term Mr Trump used, the IL senator said: "I stand by every word I said about what was said". Trump's denial was backed up by some Republicans who were also present at the meeting. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Trump tweeted Monday, using a nickname to needle the IL senator. Read More »

4 cops shot while responding to call in South Carolina: Sheriff's Office

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Deputies arrived and a K-9 team was called to track the suspect, according to WHNS . At about 1 a.m., a K-9 unit was tracking McCall nearby when Faris said the suspect shot that officer. "He just kept to himself", said Gilfillan. Gilfillan said McCall never appeared to cause any trouble. Sgt. Cummings was transported to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina where he is receiving treatment. Read More »

Leading Serb politician in Kosovo shot dead

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Ivanovic, seen as a moderate Kosovo Serb leader, was shot four times in the chest and died later in hospital, his lawyer Nebojsa Vlajic said. Police found a burnt-out Opel vehicle in the town after the shooting and suspected it was linked to the attack. Read More »

Steve Bannon Has Reportedly Been Subpoenaed To Testify In The Russia Investigation

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It was unclear, however, whether Mr Bannon will be forced to testify . It has been a suboptimal month for Steve Bannon . Mueller is likely to allow Bannon to forgo the grand jury appearance if he agrees to instead be questioned by investigators in the less formal setting of the special counsel's offices about ties between Trump's associates and Russian Federation and about the president's conduct in office, according to the person, who would not be named discussing the case. Read More »

Toronto schoolgirl hijab attack never happened, police say

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A Toronto police spokesman, Mark Pugash, said on Monday that an extensive investigation had been conducted and police had concluded it did not happen. "Canada is an open and welcoming country, and incidents like this can not be tolerated", Trudeau tweeted Friday. Toronto Police have said that the incident did not occur after many government figures came out and spoke out for the girl. Read More »

Georgia father tosses child to firefighters in rescue dramatic video

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The fire started around 5:30 a.m.at the Avondale Forest apartments on the 200 block of Pine Tree Circle in Stone Mountain. "I was shocked. The first thing I heard was the screams", fire victim Tierra Pyles said . Almost 8o people were displaced by the fire in the end, and were transported to safety by a MARTA bus, reported WXIA . "I don't really feel like a hero", Peckrul said. Read More »

Virender Sehwag Says, "Virat Kohli Should Drop Himself In The 3rd Test"

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And Ashwin, bowling with the new ball, did cause some anxious moments to Elgar and was unlucky not to find the edge. "If we get early wickets tomorrow, the match can be in anybody's favour". De Villiers' presence will surely hurt India after the first hour's play tomorrow. He had set off for a run in the 68th over, only for Kohli to send him back but Vernon Philander's throw from mid-on beat him by inches as Pandya didn't drag his bat or even grounded his foot. Read More »