• Winter storm heading east, could snarl travel
Winter storm heading east, could snarl travel

It will depend on what remains as rain and what becomes snow. Colder air will start to arrive Thursday evening and will gradually switch whatever precipitation is leftover to snow before quickly winding down early Friday morning. In addition to accumulating snow, there could be reduced visibility due to blowing snow. Conditions should improve Fri...

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  • Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact
Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact

The government funding for about a quarter of the federal government - including the Treasury, Homeland Security and Interior Departments - lapsed late December 21. Trump argued Tuesday that federal workers support his position in the fight with Democrats over billions of dollars in funding for the border wall.

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  • Islamic State Claims Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry
Islamic State Claims Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

At least three people died and ten were injured. The assault on the diplomatic compound began at around 9:30am with the detonation of a vehicle bomb in front of the building. A number of terror attackers were involved in the attack according to the Libyan government's official television channel. Four months earlier, it claimed an attack on the...

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  • Trump Says Out-of-Work Federal Employees Want Border Wall
Trump Says Out-of-Work Federal Employees Want Border Wall

A wacky rule doesn't allow federal workers to take paid time off when the government isn't operating. After it seemed he would back down from the fight, the president-at the 11th hour-last week said he would not sign a stop-gap spending bill if it did not including funding for his wall, which led to the ongoing partial government shutdown .

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  • Trump, Melania visit Iraq
Trump, Melania visit Iraq

This is Trump's first visit to a conflict zone as president. Trump was looking for some positive headlines after days of turmoil over his decisions to withdraw all USA troops from Syria , pull out half of the 14,000-strong contingent in Afghanistan, and push out Defense Secretary James Mattis two months earlier than planned for criticizing his p...

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  • Merry Christmas to everyone from Clarksville Online
Merry Christmas to everyone from Clarksville Online

We will be starting out in the low 60's but by the afternoon we will see a high of 78 and possibly even get up to the 80's. Go eat some turkey, drink some eggnog, and if you're going to have some "Christmas cheer", please do so responsibly.

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  • Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption
Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption

Volcanic ash had covered nearby villages, and flights to and from Catania airport had to be halted temporarily. The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck at 3:19 a.m.in Acitrezza which is located north of Catania, the largest city in the eastern part of the Mediterranean island.

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  • High-house-giant evacuated after cracking noises: residents may pick up things
High-house-giant evacuated after cracking noises: residents may pick up things

Residents at Sydney's Opal Tower high-rise have described the chaos of being forced to evacuate the 38-storey building on Christmas Eve after feeling it move. on December 24. Fire & Rescue NSW Superintendent Adam Dewberry doesn't expect those units to be declared safe any time soon. The 117m tower contains 392 units along with a childca...

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  • Syrian air defences intercept 'hostile targets' near Damascus
Syrian air defences intercept 'hostile targets' near Damascus

Syrian air defense systems have intercepted "hostile targets" near the capital Damascus, almost a month after government forces shot down several missiles following an Israeli attack and foiled its goals despite the "intensity of the aggression." .

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  • Prez Donald Trump 'all alone' on Christmas
Prez Donald Trump 'all alone' on Christmas

Except we need border security", Trump told reporters at the White House as he answered telephone calls from children who want to know when Santa will get to their homes. Among the employees who have either been furloughed or who are working without pay are Homeland Security officials who are charged with protecting the southern border, as well a...

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  • Don't let Trump talk to your kids about Santa
Don't let Trump talk to your kids about Santa

Terrence O' Shaughnessy , commander NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. Norad's tracking site stems from a December 24, 1955 call made to the organization's predecessor from a child seeking information on Santa's whereabouts. Trump said when answering one call. Lastly, you can also download the app if you're an Android user and want to follow S...

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  • 8-year-old boy from Guatemala dies in government custody
8-year-old boy from Guatemala dies in government custody

He was released midday, given prescriptions for ibuprofen and the amoxicillin antibiotic. In an official statement , the Department of Homeland Security reported that a USA border patrol agent noticed the minor exhibiting symptoms of illness on Monday and transported the boy, with his father, to a local hospital.

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  • Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout
Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout

The Syrian Democratic Forces, the USA -backed Kurdish group, says it is scrambling to put together a backup plan now. Trump on Thursday, however, appeared to walk back his claim that ISIS had been totally defeated, and suggested that other countries, including USA allies, will have to confront ISIS on their own.

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  • Cloudy with chance of showers for Christmas Eve
Cloudy with chance of showers for Christmas Eve

We are waking up to clouds moving in and lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s this Christmas Eve morning. He says most of the country's metropolitan areas, such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, will get zero to very little snow. The highest chance of heavy snow looks to fall in a band from southwestern Minnesota to the North Shore. We are not ...

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  • Turkish forces will cross into Kurdish-held Syria, insists foreign minister
Turkish forces will cross into Kurdish-held Syria, insists foreign minister

Turkey said Tuesday it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains "determined" to clear US -allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria. And Kalin vowed that there was "no question of a step backwards, vulnerability or a slowdown in the fight against Daesh (IS)". Ahmed, the senior Syrian Kur...

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  • Korea to pay $501 million over Otto Warmbier's death
Korea to pay $501 million over Otto Warmbier's death

His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier filed the lawsuit against North Korea in April . There is no mechanism by which the court can force North Korea to make such a large payment, which would represent about 2% of the country's gross domestic product.

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  • NORAD will still track Santa, despite the government shutdown
NORAD will still track Santa, despite the government shutdown

The operations center director was quick to realise a mistake had been made, and assured the boy that NORAD would guarantee Santa a safe journey from the North Pole. The call came around 6:30 p.m.as the President and first lady Melania Trump spoke on separate phones to children whose calls to NORAD had been patched through to the White House li...

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  • The National Weather Service on whether it will be a white Christmas
The National Weather Service on whether it will be a white Christmas

The system also was expected to bring gusty winds between 40 and 60 miles per hour (64 to 97 kph) and a chance of rain at lower elevations. Both the White Salmon and Heather Meadows areas will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Christmas.

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  • Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower
Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower

Engineers and the building's managers remained at the 38-storey building overnight but emergency services have since left after declaring there are no longer concerns of the tower collapsing. "You could hear movement in the Gyprock and the walls", one resident told 7 News . "A few days ago the doors looked different, like they couldn't close prope...

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  • United States `planning troop pullout from Afghanistan´
United States `planning troop pullout from Afghanistan´

According to the report, those who are part of the 7,000-troop withdrawal will be a mixture of forces from both of those missions. But, they cautioned, he could always reverse course. Late on Thursday, Mattis announced he would leave the office of Defense Secretary on February 28, 2019, writing in a resignation letter about the importance of USA al...

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