• Manchester misses out on hosting WTA finals

    Manchester misses out on hosting WTA finals

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    Singapore, which started its five-year deal to host the Finals in 2014, Manchester, Prague and St Petersburg all made bids to host the tournament but Shenzhen's offer to double the prize money would have been hard to ignore. Caroline Wozniacki was crowned champion in the 2017 event. Mr Simon said he and the WTA board of directors were committed to anchoring the Finals in one venue for an extended run.
  • Mattis: Countering China, Russia now top USA defense priority

    Mattis: Countering China, Russia now top USA defense priority

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    He declared the defeat of the Islamic State group's "physical caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, but warned that IS, al-Qaida and other extremists continue as threats across the globe. McCain warned, however, that Congress must "immediately reach a bipartisan budget agreement to provide the funding necessary to implement this strategy".
  • President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

    President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

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    The new tax law, passed just a few weeks ago, hasn't improved the President's approval rating on taxes much. "The reason that we did the cognitive assessment is, plain and simple, because the President asked me to do it", Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD told members of the media .
  • Twitter Concedes Russian Influence Before US Election Was Greater Than Initially Thought

    Twitter Concedes Russian Influence Before US Election Was Greater Than Initially Thought

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    At least 677,774 people in the United States followed, retweeted or liked content distributed by Russian government-linked Twitter accounts in a 10-week span prior to the 2016 US election, Twitter announced Friday . "Through our supplemental analysis, we have identified 13,512 additional accounts, for a total of 50,258 automated accounts that we identified as Russian-linked and Tweeting election-related content during the election period", the website's staff said.
  • Iran nuclear deal collapse would be alarming, Russian Federation warns

    Iran nuclear deal collapse would be alarming, Russian Federation warns

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    However, warning that confidence can be undermined by "bellicose rhetoric, confrontational approaches, the absence of communication channels, and inflexible positions", Mr. The majority of the worldwide community believes that the JCPOA greatly contributed to the non-proliferation and we cannot let this mechanism fail as a result of a unilateral attempt, he said in reference to United States pressure.
  • Officials in Hawaii mistakenly warn of incoming missile

    Officials in Hawaii mistakenly warn of incoming missile

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    The mistake took place at a tense time in the region following North Korea's largest nuclear test to date in September and its claim in November that it had successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach all of the United States mainlands.
  • President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health

    President Trump's Physician Says He's In Excellent Health

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    The president scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , Jackson reported . That number puts Trump on the cusp of - but just under - the obesity mark. A Pilates instructor, Ms. Evans said that she would recommend the classes to Mr. Trump to strengthen his core - yet another asset when improving a golf game.
  • Mayor Turner looks to unify both MLK Day parades

    Mayor Turner looks to unify both MLK Day parades

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    King's messages, one of his most prominent is on how to tackle the issue of poverty", said Laura Graven, undergraduate affairs coordinator for the School of Social Work. Of the 878 students enrolled in Hurricane, more than 87 per cent are white, and only 0.2 per cent are African American, according to the site Niche , which analyzes schools and neighborhoods around the US.
  • Top US Senate Republican says lawmakers eyeing short-term spending bill

    Top US Senate Republican says lawmakers eyeing short-term spending bill

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    Congress faces a Friday deadline to keep the government funded and prevent a shutdown. A bill from hardline conservatives in the House was discussed but not agreed to as the path forward, lawmakers said. Schumer got an unexpected boost on Wednesday when a Republican senator - Lindsey Graham of SC - said he would vote against the short-term spending measure because such temporary funding patches hurt the military.
  • Trump travel ban: Supreme Court to rule on legality

    Trump travel ban: Supreme Court to rule on legality

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    That's why U.S. District Judge James Robart blocked Trump's first attempt at a travel ban a week after it went into effect last January. Though the Supreme Court had agreed to hear Trump's appeals in these cases past year, the expiration of Trump's order led the justices said to dismiss the issue as moot.
  • President Trump in excellent health despite high cholesterol and being overweight

    President Trump in excellent health despite high cholesterol and being overweight

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    An incident last month when Trump appeared to slur his speech may have been due to medication: the decongestant Sudafed, taken on Jackson's advice, may have "dried up his secretions", the doctor said in response to one reporter's question. Trump also has no heart disease and no family history of it. Jackson said he will recommend a low-impact exercise routine like a stationary bike for him.
  • US couple who 'tortured' children pleads not guilty

    US couple who 'tortured' children pleads not guilty

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    No reason was offered as to the depth of " depravity " and " cruelty " both parents doled out to their children which first began manifesting itself in 2010, the same year David Turpin lost his high paying engineer's job of $140K with Northrop Grumman .
  • Iran deal won't survive beyond May 2018, sanctions expert says

    Iran deal won't survive beyond May 2018, sanctions expert says

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    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley this month sent a letter to Guterres that contained a U.S. rebuttal of Russia's objections to the gas attacks investigations in Syria. He added that "trust on nuclear and other issues between the US and the Russian Federation continues to ebb" and that arms reduction measures from during and after the Cold War are under threat.
  • Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns

    Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns

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    Higbie declined a request for comment from The Hill. CNN released audio copies of the comments Higbie made on talk radio that included smears against Muslims, undocumented immigrants, LGBT people, Senator Dianne Feinstein , and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi among many others.
  • Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals

    Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals

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    Pretend for now that he doesn't exist, and they might actually be able to arrive at a compromise on immigration. US President Donald Trump vehemently denied Sunday that he is a racist, after his vulgar disparagement of African countries and Haiti complicated a bipartisan deal on immigration.