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In a speech Wednesday on the Senate floor, Nelson said he sent Zinke a letter asking about the issue and whether Floridians will have a say . The move left other states hanging and Democrats wondering if it had anything to do with Scott's possible run for Senate later this year.
  • Eight earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border and rattle Baghdad

    Eight earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border and rattle Baghdad

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    On November 12, a huge quake measuring 7.2 magnitude hit Darbnandi-Khan area in Iraq's northern province of Sulaimaniyah, and left eight people killed and hundreds others injured. Earlier on Thursday, the USGS said a magnitude-4.9 quake hit Iran's southern province of Kerman before dawn. The quake had left around 328 people dead.
  • Macron announces law to combat spread of fake news in France

    Macron announces law to combat spread of fake news in France

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    Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate who was defeated by Macron previous year, excoriated the president for his planned fake news ban. Macron will meet Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris . "It probably has the effect of Macron", said Harris Interactive director of policy research, Jean-Daniel Levy. Macron wants France's media watchdog CSA to have the power to fight destabilisation attempts by TV stations controlled or influenced by foreign states ...
  • Chem Tales: Reefer Sadness as Jeff Sessions Declares War on Pot

    Chem Tales: Reefer Sadness as Jeff Sessions Declares War on Pot

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    Cole released a memorandum in 2013. Governor Kate Brown is also working hard to protect the 19,000-plus jobs and millions in revenue that marijuana businesses have brought to the Beaver State. It's not certain that will happen, but several Capitol Hill sources told the Journal on Friday that the medical marijuana issue is unlikely to trigger a fight in the upcoming showdown over keeping the government operating.
  • Celebrity Big Brother Announces First Male Housemate Of This Series

    Celebrity Big Brother Announces First Male Housemate Of This Series

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    The house has been given a makeover to celebrate the theme of the new series - the year of the woman - which marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the United Kingdom. Why?! Maybe that nosiness would be seen as gossiping. Former England and Liverpool footballer John Barnes has been revealed as the first male contestant who will join the eight women in the Celebrity Big Brother house this Friday.
  • Real open talks with coach seen as surprise Zidane successor

    Real open talks with coach seen as surprise Zidane successor

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    Troubled Spanish champions Real Madrid stumbled to a 2-2 draw with third tier Numancia on Wednesday but qualified for the King's Cup quarter-finals 5-2 on aggregate. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde insisted that despite the high-profile capture of Philippe Coutinho , who can't play for around three weeks due to a thigh injury, his team's character will not change with the Brazilian's arrival.
  • CBI Court issues notices against Tejashwi, others for contempt of court

    CBI Court issues notices against Tejashwi, others for contempt of court

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    The CBI court has summoned them to appear in front of the court on January 23. The jail sentence was deferred by CBI judge Shiv Pal Singh in Ranchi due to the untimely demise of a lawyer Bindeshwari Prasad. Reacting to his conviction, the RJD chief had said that Lalu was not alone in the "dharma yudh" and that entire Bihar stood with him. "Perhaps it's time, Lalu Prasad changed his party's election symbol from lantern to LED bulb", he said.
  • Caitlyn Jenner: Why I only care about my biological kids

    Caitlyn Jenner: Why I only care about my biological kids

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    During the Q&A session, Piers presented Caitlyn with an old doll of her as Bruce which was released in the wake of his 1976 decathlon victory at the Montreal Olympic Games. "This is serious stuff - people die over this issue". But Caitlyn was having none of his comments, saying: "You made a comment there and that's why you would get in trouble, OK?" Piers said the conversation was "genuinely educational", which Jenner said was her goal when agreeing to appear on the show.
  • Government orders thousands of African migrants to leave country or face imprisonment

    Government orders thousands of African migrants to leave country or face imprisonment

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    Numerous undocumented in Africa allege they are fleeing from conflicts and persecution, and seek refugee status, but Israeli officials sustain they are economic migrants; thus, these officials resist recognizing them as refugees. "We will return south Tel Aviv to the citizens of Israel , they are not refugees, but infiltrators looking for work", says Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu .
  • Trump to visit border wall prototypes in San Diego

    Trump to visit border wall prototypes in San Diego

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    CBP has said the eight border wall prototypes will influence the design and construction of additional barriers built along the U.S. -Mexico border. Current funding expires January 19. "So I think that when all the posturing is said and done, they're going to find some solution that is a consensus, and that most people can support", Vaughan concluded.
  • Miles Bridges selected to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list

    Miles Bridges selected to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list

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    She also ranks third in the American Athletic Conference , averaging 4.5 assists and 2.6 steals. On Dec. 15, she set the Texas A&M record with 46 points, including the game-winning shot, at Southern California. He boasts a season-high of 37 points against Sacramento State, has scored 30 or more points three times, and 20 or more in an impressive 11 games.
  • Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu ideological soul-mates: CPI(M) opposes Israeli PM's visit

    Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu ideological soul-mates: CPI(M) opposes Israeli PM's visit

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    Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, would be travelling to Agra to see the Taj Mahal on Tuesday and return to Delhi to participate in the Raisina Dialogue. Asked for details on Mumbai terror attack survivor Moshe Holtzberg and his nanny visiting Chabad House - where the boy's parents were killed - joint secretary (West Asia-North Africa) Bala Bhaskar directed reporters to the Israeli diplomatic mission.
  • Minnesota Sen. Smith swears in; local family supportive of Senate career

    Minnesota Sen. Smith swears in; local family supportive of Senate career

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    Senator in over 20 years. Pence and Smith took part in a mock swearing-in from the old Senate chamber. One of the people who urged him to run and later campaigned for him was former Vice President Joe Biden, whom, NBC News reported , Jones had once introduced to speak during remarks at his law school and later reconnected with when he was working on the Judiciary Committee.
  • Weather and climate disasters made 2017 costliest year for US

    Weather and climate disasters made 2017 costliest year for US

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    This marks 2017 as the costliest year on record , according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ( NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI ). In calculating its records, NOAA compares years since 1980, when the agency began looking at the costs of disasters. NOAA estimates say the hurricane cost $125 billion, $17 billion more than the cost of estimated damage by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that had inundated 80 per cent of New Orleans.
  • Black Eyed Peas release new track without Fergie

    Black Eyed Peas release new track without Fergie

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    With this visual technique the group points out the similarities between things like slavery and the modern prison complex, terrorism and capitalism or immigration and poverty. Police Brutality. Together, they tackle a range of issues including the war on drugs, racial inequality and mass incarceration over a jazzy, melancholic instrumental.
  • US suspends security assistance to Pak: State Department

    US suspends security assistance to Pak: State Department

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    It suggested the security aid would continue if Pakistan takes actions against the Haqqani network and the Afghan Taliban militant groups. "And we hope to be able to renew and deepen our bilateral security relationship when Pakistan demonstrates its willingness to aggressively confront the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani Network and other terrorists and militant groups that operate from within its country ".