"I will never let you down", Trump pledges at National Prayer Breakfast

President Donald Trump used an appearance at a high-profile religious gathering Thursday to stress anti-abortion policies and appeal to conservative, Christian voters as the 2020 election campaign gets underway. Vincent due to their religious beliefs about marriage. "As president, I will always cherish, honor and protect the believers who uplift ...

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  • Charges say suspect fired 5 times at school bus windshield
Charges say suspect fired 5 times at school bus windshield

Kenneth Walter Lilly walked in front of a school bus his vehicle had collided with on Interstate 35W Tuesday afternoon, February 5, and repeatedly shot at the driver inside, authorities say. The bus driver was rushed to a local hospital, but is expected to survive. "The actions of Mr. Lilly were outrageous and it was sheer luck that neither the...

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  • Maduro accused of risking lives by blocking aid
Maduro accused of risking lives by blocking aid

On January 23, the leader of Venezuela's opposition Juan Guaido , whose appointment as parliamentary speaker had been annulled by the Supreme Court two days before that, declared himself as interim president. The aid squabble is now the latest front in the battle between Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro, who is vowing not to let the supplies en...

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  • Trump, not particularly vigilant about diet, to get physical exam
Trump, not particularly vigilant about diet, to get physical exam

However, Ronny Jackson, the White House doctor, said that the president needed to lose the best part of a stone, follow an exercise routine and curb his appetite for fast food. He said Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which was higher than recommended. "The president received a diet and exercise plan pr...

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  • Frustration grows as migrant caravan stuck in Mexico shelter
Frustration grows as migrant caravan stuck in Mexico shelter

On Wednesday, the campaign manager for President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, Brad Parscale, announced that the location for Trump's first rally of 2019 will be held within 1,000 feet of the U.S. When Trump discussed El Paso's past, he sounded like he was describing Ciudad Juarez across the border in Northern Mexico. To reopen the governme...

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  • USA envoy back from North Korea after talks on Trump-Kim summit
USA envoy back from North Korea after talks on Trump-Kim summit

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun met with Kim Hyok Chol, the North's Special Representative for U.S. Affairs of the State Affairs Commission, for three days from Wednesday in the North Korean capital, the State Department said in a statement, but gave few indications of any progress in those meetings.

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  • Trump stokes Democrats' Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican
Trump stokes Democrats' Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican

Fairfax has repeatedly denied her allegations, saying the encounter was consensual and he is the victim of a strategically timed political smear. Then as videos and pictures of college students wearing blackface popped up - leading universities to condemn the images and take disciplinary action.

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  • Virginia congressional Democrats hint at path for easing political crisis
Virginia congressional Democrats hint at path for easing political crisis

Ralph Northam's statement on February 2. The firm, New Jersey-based Smith Mullin, said Watson was "not seeking any financial damages", and said her attorneys had notified Fairfax through his lawyers "that Ms. presidential politics whose seat of government, Richmond , is in many ways still grappling with its legacy as the former capital of t...

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  • France recalls its ambassador to Italy over 'repeated, baseless verbal attacks'
France recalls its ambassador to Italy over 'repeated, baseless verbal attacks'

Neither leader likes the pro-European Emmanuel Macron. Italian deputy PM said France "never stopped colonising tens of African states". France's government spokesman said the recall of its ambassador to Italy is temporary, but sends an important signal to its historical ally not to meddle in internal French affairs.

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  • Jehovah’s Witness member jailed for extremism
Jehovah’s Witness member jailed for extremism

Dennis Christensen, a Danish Jehovah's Witness, is escorted from a court room in Orel, Russia , on Wednesday. "Jehovah's Witnesses, as with all other religious groups, must be able to peacefully enjoy freedom of assembly without interference", the statement added.

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  • $900m drug bust exposes Mexico-Australia cartel ties
$900m drug bust exposes Mexico-Australia cartel ties

The estimated street value of the meth was 1.29 billion AUD, or $911 million and was also the largest-ever shipment intended for Australia. Assistant Commissioner Hill is urging ice users to get help. "They are one of the major and most powerful organised crime cartels now operating", Mr Hill said. Dr John Coyne, head of the Border Security Pro...

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  • Acting Attorney General Whitaker expected to provide full, complete answers during testimony
Acting Attorney General Whitaker expected to provide full, complete answers during testimony

ET Thursday that he will not be served with the subpoena the committee pre-emptively authorized to use if he avoids questions. Democrats want to talk to Whitaker because he is a close ally of President Donald Trump and has criticized special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Storm Erik hits Scotland with 70mph gusts and power cuts
Storm Erik hits Scotland with 70mph gusts and power cuts

Along exposed Atlantic coasts these values may be exceeded for a while and with very high seas this will give the risk of coastal flooding. The issue is caused by the high winds now battering large parts of Northern Ireland - there are now seven issues right across the country.

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  • Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns in Catholic church
Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse of nuns in Catholic church

In one case, the abuse was so serious that an entire congregation of nuns was dissolved by former Pope Benedict, CBS News reported . "Pope Benedict had the courage to dissolve a women's congregation that had a certain level because this slavery of women had entered, even sexual slavery, by clerics or by the founder", the Pope said.

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  • Curvy, sexy Ugandan women named new tourist attraction
Curvy, sexy Ugandan women named new tourist attraction

The finalists of the pageant are due to be selected in June according to organizers, but it's unclear if it will still go ahead in light of the controversy generated. "If you see a Munyankole woman with curves, there is a story behind that.It will be a handsome event where young women will showcase their lovely curves are intellect.Our beauty is no...

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  • Trump Sends Out Another Tweet on Border Wall
Trump Sends Out Another Tweet on Border Wall

A senior administration official said Trump would "encourage Congress to reject the politics of resistance and retribution, and instead adopt a spirit of cooperation and compromise so we can achieve it". "We see this as the most likely outcome because despite reaching a stopgap agreement, President Trump and congressional Democrats remain fundame...

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  • Historic candidacy of princess upends tradition in Thailand
Historic candidacy of princess upends tradition in Thailand

Separately, Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of Thailand's military government, said in a statement on Friday he would also contest the elections as a prime ministerial candidate for the pro-army Palang Pracharat party. She married American Peter Ladd Jensend in 1972, a decision which required her to give up her royal status. "She is knowledgeable...

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  • Crown Prince Salman told aide 'he would use a bullet' on Khashoggi
Crown Prince Salman told aide 'he would use a bullet' on Khashoggi

Khashoggi was lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on the promise of being given documents that would help him remarry. Khashoggi's murder violated worldwide law and the rules that regulate relations between countries and the status of diplomatic missions, she said.

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  • Body found in English Channel ID'd as Emiliano Sala
Body found in English Channel ID'd as Emiliano Sala

Sala had been travelling from Nantes in France to Cardiff, where he was due to begin training with his new club last month. A body found in the wreckage of a plane in the English Channel has been identified as that of Emiliano Sala , according to a statement from the Dorset police.

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  • Australia cancels Thailand game in refugee campaign
Australia cancels Thailand game in refugee campaign

Thai officials also claimed Australian officials didn't tell them until more than a week after his arrest that Mr al-Araibi was a refugee. The Thai government has pleaded with Australia and Bahrain to sort out the situation with Hakeem al-Araibi and find a "win-win" solution amid growing global anger at the south-east Asian nation.

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