• Judge blocks Trump birth control rules in 13 states and D.C.
Judge blocks Trump birth control rules in 13 states and D.C.

The rules were immediately blocked by multiple federal judges. The rules would let businesses or non-profits lodge religious or moral objections to obtain exemptions from the Affordable Care Act mandate that employers provide contraceptive coverage in health insurance with no co-payment.

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  • Man plotting to attack White House taken into custody
Man plotting to attack White House taken into custody

Afterward, US Attorney Byung J. The FBI was contacted by a local law enforcement agency after receiving a tip in March that Taheb may have been radicalized, had changed his name and planned to travel overseas to territory controlled by the Islamic State, an FBI affidavit revealed.

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  • Canadian's death sentence in China 'horrific', family says
Canadian's death sentence in China 'horrific', family says

Meng was released on bail in Vancouver and could be extradited to the U.S. Back in 2014, Robert Schellenberg was arrested on charges of trying to smuggle nearly 500lb (227kg) of methamphetamine from the northern Chinese port city of Dalin to Australia, by way of using plastic pellets hidden in rubber tires.

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  • Pompeo to cut short Middle East tour to attend funeral
Pompeo to cut short Middle East tour to attend funeral

Those remarks were met with indignation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who criticized Bolton in a speech to his parliament and skipped a meeting with the top Trump administration official during his time in Ankara. Acknowledging that Pompeo is set to seek an update on the Khashoggi murder investigation, al-Hathloul's sister, Alia al...

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  • Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed
Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed

Moscow will continue to adequately react to NATO's enhanced activity and the approaching by the alliance's military infrastructure of the Russian borders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a large news conference on 2018 on Wednesday.

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  • U.S. soldiers killed in Islamic State bombing in Syria
U.S. soldiers killed in Islamic State bombing in Syria

Four U.S. soldiers were killed in a restaurant bombing, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights putting the death total at 15. USA service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve.

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  • Pound swings wildly after May's Brexit deal defeated
Pound swings wildly after May's Brexit deal defeated

Lawmakers who want to remain close to the European Union disliked it, too, because Britain would be subject to customs and trade rules over which it had no say. Investors were also looking at corporate earnings as well as a vote later by the British parliament on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home.

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  • Ottawa Asks Beijing for Clemency for Canadian Citizen Sentenced to Death Penalty
Ottawa Asks Beijing for Clemency for Canadian Citizen Sentenced to Death Penalty

The formal request for Robert Schellenberg was given to China's ambassador to Canada . The U.S. wants Meng extradited to face charges that she committed fraud by misleading banks about the company's business dealings in Iran. The ruling, and Trudeau's reaction, could aggravate already sour relations between Beijing and Ottawa following the arr...

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  • Man who allegedly shot cop ranted about 'ultra sonic waves'
Man who allegedly shot cop ranted about 'ultra sonic waves'

She finished the police academy in July and was promoted to police officer upon graduation. She was sworn into the department on August 2 and her father pinned her badge, according to the Williams Pioneer . "I don't remember her talking about anything else than wanting to become an officer", said Gomez, who said her cousin was an athletic star in ...

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  • 'Mass Fentanyl Overdoses' Reported In California
'Mass Fentanyl Overdoses' Reported In California

Mike O'Brien, a police captain in Chico, California , said: "Certainly there's potential for additional fatalities". "Officers began to both administer CPR and also naloxone to those individuals", he said. Officers began carrying naloxone only a year ago, said O'Brien. Over the past few years, Fentanyl has increasingly been responsible for ove...

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  • Australia Day Citizenship Ceremonies To Become Compulsory
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremonies To Become Compulsory

If a council doesn't hold its ceremony on January 26, they could lose their right to hold them at all. Amid a resurgence in economic and diplomatic engagement between Fiji and Australia , Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will travel to Fiji this week for the first-ever official bilateral visit by an Australian Prime Minister to Fiji.

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  • Theresa May Exchanges Letters With EU On Irish Backstop
Theresa May Exchanges Letters With EU On Irish Backstop

The Prime Minister has exchanged letters with European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker over the Irish backstop arrangement. "Indeed, the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said that the Republic of Ireland is not making preparations for a hard border even in the event of no deal being agreed".

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  • Trump lays on fast-food feast amid White House shutdown
Trump lays on fast-food feast amid White House shutdown

As other athletes have previously declined the visit, it seems as if the Clemson Tigers enjoyed their outing to the White House and their "all-American" fast-food dinner. Trump's reasoning for the menu was that he had to pay for the dinner himself, as much of The White House staff remains furloughed due to the longest government shutdown i...

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  • Baby OK After Falling Out of Car
Baby OK After Falling Out of Car

The toddler was properly strapped into the seat, but the seat wasn't correctly restrained in the vehicle, reported authorities, which is what caused the accident. The female adult took the child after talking with police and left the scene. "I don't know the names of people involved or the circumstances on how this happened".

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  • Erdogan: Turkey to set up 'security zone' in Syria
Erdogan: Turkey to set up 'security zone' in Syria

With the United States pulling troops from Syria, in effect removing the protections of YPG, many fear Erdogan will act on his promise to crush the YPG. His top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring allies amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Turkey over the fate of Washington's Syrian...

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  • I want to work, says Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada
I want to work, says Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada

Ms al-Qunun told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that being in Canada... She then barricaded herself in her Bangkok hotel room as she appealed to Western governments for support, fearing that Saudi authorities would bring her home by force.

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  • Netanyahu says failed Iranian satellite launch was an attempt to develop ICBM
Netanyahu says failed Iranian satellite launch was an attempt to develop ICBM

Netanyahu alleged that what Tehran claimed to be an "innocent satellite" was actually "the first stage of an intercontinental missile" Iran is developing in violation of worldwide resolutions. "The satellite will give us all the information we need, and we will prove to the world that we are a country of science", Rouhani said. Under the Unit...

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  • Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel, office complex
Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel, office complex

Further explosions and gunfire were heard shortly before dawn, with no official word on how many people were still trapped inside. Gunmen set off thunderous explosives and shot people at cafe tables and desks - with the Islamic militant group al Shabaab claiming it was behind the attack.

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  • Read Attorney General nominee Barr’s prepared Senate testimony
Read Attorney General nominee Barr’s prepared Senate testimony

Earlier, when he led the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, he wrote opinions that allowed the USA government to invade Panama and arrest its dictator, Manuel Noriega, as well as to capture suspects without the consent of their host nations.

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  • Zimbabwe unions to strike as fuel prices more than double
Zimbabwe unions to strike as fuel prices more than double

The main labour alliance, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called for a three-day stay-at-home strike as it said the government had shown a clear lack of empathy for the already overburdened poor. and given these cost mitigations and incentives, the government does not expect, and will not allow, businesses to trigger a new round of price ...

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