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But pressure from right-wing hardliners, who Trump considers his base, scuttled the deal in the volatile meeting in which he made the grotesque remarks. Then, he got his guys to gang up on anyone who called him out for it, which produced the final prize: the acknowledgement that the Republican lawmakers were his guys, subordinate and willing to humiliate themselves on his behalf.
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    Shooting in Abbotsford leaves two dead, one injured

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    They say officers were called to the 3500 block of Promontory Court in the Clearbrook neighbourhood after receiving multiple reports of gunshots around 6:30 p.m. He says the scene of the shooting is secure. The shooting was on the same street where an innocent bystander was killed in 2015 standing outside of his home, after his neighbour's house was targeted.
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    With Carson Wentz gone for the season with a knee injury, Pederson was forced to turn to Foles. Both teams had 11-3 records. No one saw this coming, probably not even Keenum himself. If you don't think the final play of the game will be a score that decides the affair, the odds are a staggering -2000. Minnesota's head coach said he was "optimistic" that Sendejo will play on Sunday.
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    He elaborated on the way to dinner Sunday night with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy , R-Calif., saying Democrats "don't want to help the DACA people". Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the six senators in the meeting with Trump on Thursday, supported Durbin's account. Graham himself would say only that "I said my piece directly" to the president and that "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals".
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    This is what I've been working for. She received an electric bike for her Cortina win but said she would give it to retiring United States teammate Julia Mancuso, revealing she has a habit of falling off bicycles. Vonn and Mancuso are the same age, raced against each other as juniors and joined the U.S. Ski Team at the same time. "I'm going to be trying to get as many wins as possible", Vonn said.
  • Rafael Nadal cruises into Australian Open last 16

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    Physically I feel really good. Spaniard Nadal has yet to give up a set in his three matches so far and the 31-year-old has a similar record in his three previous meetings with his fourth round opponent, Argentine world number 26 Diego Schwartzman.
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    The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish warplanes pounded Syria's Afrin city and several villages around it on Saturday. "I would like to call upon NATO", Erdogan told on Tuesday members of the ruling party in the Turkish parliament. Its Defense Ministry said it had relocated some troops out of the Afrin area "to prevent possible provocations and to exclude the possibility of the threat to the life and health of Russian servicemen".
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    The six-time Australian Open looked on nearly in disbelief as Monfils refused to be beaten but he finally broke his opponent's serve in the eighth game before serving out the match. "I got some blisters and I took painkillers after the second set, because it really made it hard for me to move". The Frenchwoman, who had a breakout year in 2017, winning two titles, eventually got over the line in nearly two-and-a-half hours.
  • 11 killed in Turkey bus accident

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    The tour bus, belonging to Kartallar Gezi firm, reportedly hit trees on the roadside of the Eskisehir-Bursa highway. It was not immediately clear if any children were among the victims. The injured were being treated in three hospitals in the area, Cakacak was quoted as saying by Anadolu state-run news agency. The driver and his assistant, who were lightly injured, have been detained and prosecutors have launched an investigation.
  • Trump's First-Year Report Card Has A Lot Of Red Ink

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    According to the poll , 46 per cent of men approve of Trump while just 33 per cent of women responded the same. How did Mr. Kilmeade and, by extension, Mr. But in that poll, Trump's approval rating was lower than it was in December, when it stood at 41 percent. While majorities in each of these countries approved of United States leadership in 2016, majorities disapproved in 2017.
  • North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

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    Accreditations for 22 athletes, 24 officials and 21 media representatives from North Korea have been granted, with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach hailing the resolution as a source of hope amid recent rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.
  • US Supreme Court takes up Trump travel ban

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    But it also announced that it would take "the rare step" of appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled January 9 that the administration must continue the DACA program, which provides legal status to 700,000 illegal aliens who arrived in the country as children.
  • Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Overturn DACA Ruling

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    The administration is challenging a January 9 decision by San Francisco-based U.S. district judge William Alsup, who ruled that DACA must remain in place while the litigation is resolved. The administration is challenging a federal trial judge's January 9 decision to temporarily block President Donald Trump from abolishing the program, started by his predecessor, Barack Obama.
  • Turkey operation in Afrin, Syria to be supported by rebels - Erdogan

    Turkey operation in Afrin, Syria to be supported by rebels - Erdogan

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    But Erdoğan has a stubborn Kurdish problem made worse by a terrorist militia living within Turkey , the PPK. But some were USA allies in the battle against the Islamic State group. What is happening in Afrin? He read a statement to reporters on Thursday. The YPG is estimated to have between 8,000 and 10,000 fighters in Afrin.
  • United States government shutdown underway as Senate fails to agree on bill

    United States government shutdown underway as Senate fails to agree on bill

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    The shutdown formally began today, the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. Republicans and Democrats were quick to blame each other for the dramatic impasse. Despite bipartisan negotiations, Republican leaders refused to include those protections, and neither side was willing to back down. Instead, he's reckoning with a federal government shutdown .