• Federal Bureau of Investigation considered if Trump was 'following directions' from Russian Federation after firing Comey
Federal Bureau of Investigation considered if Trump was 'following directions' from Russian Federation after firing Comey

Trump said the question was "insulting, " but did not directly deny it. He called it "just a hoax" and said it was a "disgrace" that the question was even asked. Trump said it was the "most insulting" question he'd ever been asked. The Times reported that, although Comey's dismissal prompted the inquiry, the FBI had considered launching an inve...

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  • Dems eye censure of Steve King over white nationalism
Dems eye censure of Steve King over white nationalism

Republican commentator Ana Navarro appeared on CNN to denounce King-but also his enablers in the Republican Party, who for years turned a blind eye to his blatant racism. "As with any animal that is rabid, Steve King should be set aside and isolated", Rush said in a statement . A prominent Republican lawmaker, King faces losing his chairmans...

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  • Police Respond to Active Shooter at Logan Township Facility
Police Respond to Active Shooter at Logan Township Facility

UPDATE: Suspect shot as police end hostage situation at UPS facility, no serious injuries to 2 female victims. Both of the women worked for UPS, Fiore said. When officers arrived shots had been fired and it remained an active shooter situation as of 9:45 a.m. EST. The Logan Township School District said schools are now locked down as respond...

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  • Canada grants asylum to 18-year-old Saudi teen fleeing abusive family
Canada grants asylum to 18-year-old Saudi teen fleeing abusive family

The office of the Canadian foreign minister, however, said that it can not confirm that the Saudi teen was granted asylum in Canada. Standing with Alqunun by her side at Toronto's airport Saturday, Freeland said: "This a very fearless new Canadian".

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  • Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling
Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

Schellenberg can appeal the verdict within the next 10 days. A lawyer for Schellenberg, Zhang Dongshuo, told Reuters his client would probably appeal against the death sentence. Court retrials are rare in China and retrials calling for a harsher sentence are even rarer, said Donald Clarke , a George Washington University professor specialising...

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  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign paid $1,500 fine to NY state

Yes, but she was on "60 Minutes" and got to call Donald Trump a racist on national television. This is about as dumb a move as any frosh member of Congress has ever pulled. 'If you look at the majority of new Democrats in the House, ' he said, 'they tend to be - I say, center-left. and that is because they had to be center-left to win some of tho...

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  • Jayme Closs’ aunt shares how teen spent her first day home
Jayme Closs’ aunt shares how teen spent her first day home

Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there. "I think all of our prayers is what brought her home", said Geri Schoenecker, another church member. But many questions abound. "Right now at this point in time, I feel that it's very, very vital for her to build those relationships with her family becaus...

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu admits Israel to blame for Damascus strikes
Benjamin Netanyahu admits Israel to blame for Damascus strikes

Israel and Hezbollah last clashed in 2006, with Israeli forces invading Lebanon after Hezbollah kidnapped two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid. Gadi Eisenkot claimed that the attacks mostly hit Iranian targets. Hale also met with Joseph Aoun, the commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, who said that their discussion was focused on "the g...

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  • Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard
Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard

Pirhossein Koulivand, the head of the country's emergency medical services, said that of the 16 people on board the plane, only the flight engineer was known to have survived. Fath airport is near Karaj in the central province of Alborz. Reportedly, the cargo plane hit the airport wall and smashed at a residential town near the airport.

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  • McCarthy: Russia Investigation Has Been About Trump 'From the Beginning'
McCarthy: Russia Investigation Has Been About Trump 'From the Beginning'

Trump has repeatedly criticized the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and views it as an attempt to besmirch the legitimacy of his presidency. "And when you get outside of Beltway, I don't find anybody concerned with this at all". "Cohen, who will testify in Congress on February 7, insists that he has never been to Prague, but added in a twe...

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  • Former Obama Cabinet Member Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Bid
Former Obama Cabinet Member Julián Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Castro, 44, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant who would be the first Hispanic elected president, served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama and has always been viewed as a rising star in the party.

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  • Winter storm continues into Saturday
Winter storm continues into Saturday

A brief period of a rain/snow mix will be possible Friday morning before the better chance for accumulating snow moves in by Saturday . The resulting storm total snowfall amounts will reach 7 to 13 inches in many areas. Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Following a fairly blustery and mild weekend Monday afternoon will see lighter...

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  • Trump doubles down on Syria pullout: 'Stop the endless wars!'
Trump doubles down on Syria pullout: 'Stop the endless wars!'

He said the USA envoy for Syria, Jim Jeffrey, had traveled to northeast Syria this week and would soon go to Ankara for talks, including on moving forward a UN-led political process to end the eight-year long conflict in Syria. Efforts to destroy IS in Syria have been dominated by the Syrian Democratic Forces, whose members are mostly Kurds. "Bol...

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  • Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'
Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'

The New York Times report Friday cited unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. The interview comes as the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee intends to investigate the claims made in the New York Times report.

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  • Top Republicans Oppose Border
Top Republicans Oppose Border "Emergency" As US Shutdown Drags On

In two of his tweets Saturday, Trump pushed back on a media report that his White House was " chaotic " with no plan or strategy to end the shutdown. "As a candidate, this is what he talked about, and if there's any mandate he can claim from his election, it was better border security and keeping this nation safe".

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  • Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case
Jayme Closs: authorities search for motive in 'tragic' kidnapping case

Jayme was pictured smiling alongside her relieved aunt Jennifer Naiberg Smith, who gave permission for the image to be used after their emotional reunion. "He didn't know Jayme, he didn't know Denise or Jim", Naiberg said. There's no evidence Patterson knew the Closses or had previous contact with them, the sheriff said.

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  • Pompeo 'optimistic' Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected
Pompeo 'optimistic' Syria Kurds, Turkey can be protected

Col. Sean Ryan, spokesperson for the coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said the USA started "the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria". USA troops have been involved in the Syrian conflict since 2014. A USA army vehicle supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in Hajin, eastern Syria, on December 15, 2018.

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  • UK PM Theresa May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit
UK PM Theresa May warns it would be catastrophic to halt Brexit

Brexit minister Stephen Barclay told BBC TV that persuading enough lawmakers to support the deal would be "challenging" but that even if it was rejected, he suspected parliament would ultimately support something "along the lines of this deal".

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  • Pres. Trump: Didn't know about allegations Manafort shared polling
Pres. Trump: Didn't know about allegations Manafort shared polling

Manafort earned millions of dollars doing political consulting work for Ukraine and received multiple wire transfers from Lyovochkin and Akhmetov, special counsel Robert Mueller's team said during Manafort's trial last summer. They since confirmed that he was interviewed by Mueller's team. In their filing, Manafort's lawyers said Mueller's t...

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  • Ocasio-Cortez criticized after failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage
Ocasio-Cortez criticized after failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tendency to butt heads with members of her own party, according to a number of lawmakers and aides. Ocasio-Cortez, who at 29 became the youngest woman to be sworn into Congress, had the flawless millennial four-word response to the criticism: "New party, who dis?" She's repeatedly stated her support for legalization and...

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