• Fire reported on top floor of Trump Tower in NY
Fire reported on top floor of Trump Tower in NY

Trump Tower retains a large security presence and is often protected during large public events in Manhattan. Fire officials said a civilian was treated for serious injuries and a firefighter was treated for minor injuries. Numerous fire crews were still on scene an hour later, though the smoke lessened significantly. NY time, reportedly by Sec...

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  • Dem Lawmaker Says Most in His Party Will Oppose DACA Fix Tied to Border Wall Funding
Dem Lawmaker Says Most in His Party Will Oppose DACA Fix Tied to Border Wall Funding

Fresh off a huge win on tax reform, President Donald Trump will now try to use the art of the deal to push Democrats into approving funding for a border wall. According to CNN , Trump has indicated that he would work with Democrats on legislation to make the DACA program permanent if they agree to fund his proposal for a border wall.

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  • Egypt rejects report that its leaders quietly adheres to US Jerusalem position
Egypt rejects report that its leaders quietly adheres to US Jerusalem position

Captain Ashraf al-Kholi secretly called a number of influential Egyptian television hosts and informed them of both Cairo's public and private stance on the controversial decision - which they were to convey to viewers. "We have enough on our plate as you know". He added, "I think the United States is working intentionally to try to create an atm...

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  • Congress sabotaging Triple Talaq Bill: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
Congress sabotaging Triple Talaq Bill: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Mayawati alleged that it appears that the Modi government wanted to disturb the society as "per its anti-Muslim policy and works" so as to convert this (triple talaq) matter into a Hindu-Muslim issue to serve its political and electoral means.

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  • $2B at risk in suspension of aid to Pakistan
$2B at risk in suspension of aid to Pakistan

The officer who wants to stay anonymous told such a drastic step has been taken against Pakistan since US President Donald Trump is unhappy with Pakistan failing to contain terror groups in the country. "I don't want to get into specific because the implementation is still being worked out but there certainly will be exceptions made when the items ...

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  • Over 2000 hospitalized due to the flu in 2017-18
Over 2000 hospitalized due to the flu in 2017-18

In the report , 46 states, including MI, are reporting widespread flu activity, which is up from 36 states the week before. She said the latest figures show 31 cases testing positive for the A strain and nine cases testing positive for the B strain.

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  • What's behind the biggest protests in Iran in nearly a decade?
What's behind the biggest protests in Iran in nearly a decade?

Regardless of the immediate outcome, the United States is now on the side of the Iranian people. Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. To the editor: Trump tweeted that Iranians "are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered". By his acti...

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  • Roy Moore's 'Jewish lawyer' believes in Jesus Christ
Roy Moore's 'Jewish lawyer' believes in Jesus Christ

On two occasions, Mr. Moore picked up Ms. Corfman near her home and drove her to his house, where they were alone. "Judge hired him while Chief Justice, then I hired him at the Foundation", she added, referring to the Foundation for Moral Law, which was founded by Roy and Kayla Moore .

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  • Iran Accuses US of 'Grotesque' Meddling Through Social Media
Iran Accuses US of 'Grotesque' Meddling Through Social Media

Ryabkov said earlier on Thursday that the United States should not interfere in Iran's domestic affairs, and that Moscow remained committed to the 2015 worldwide deal to curtail Tehran's nuclear program, which US President Donald Trump has challenged.

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  • Palestinians say Jerusalem
Palestinians say Jerusalem "not for sale" after Trump threatens to cut aid

The United Nations has long considered Jerusalem's status as a negotiating point in a two-state solution. "They don't even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel", he said. Trump earlier broke with longstanding US policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and setting in motion the processes of moving the USA embassy t...

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  • California officially enters era of legal marijuana with new rules starting today
California officially enters era of legal marijuana with new rules starting today

The California industry is forecast to reach $7 billion in a few years, more than the $6.6 billion of the entire legal cannabis market in the United States in 2016, according to New Frontier Data. The decision to rescind an Obama Administration order instructing prosecutors not to focus on cannabis businesses in states where the drug is leg...

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  • As Koreas agree to talk, China ups pressure on the North
As Koreas agree to talk, China ups pressure on the North

North Korea's call came half an hour later. In a New Year's Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared that Pyongyang possessed weapons capable of striking the mainland US and insisted that the world would have to accept his country as a nuclear-armed state.

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  • North Korea missile crashes into its own cities
North Korea missile crashes into its own cities

At the time of the April crash, reports in western media merely indicated that North Korea had launched a missile that failed and came down in North Korean territory. The aggressive missile tests in the past few years have escalated tensions in the political arena between Pyongyang and Washington . If true, the report suggests the dangers of N...

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  • America Ferrera is pregnant
America Ferrera is pregnant

The mother-to-be took her Instagram in order to share her pregnancy news with fans. Ferrera shared the happy news on New Year's Eve with a pic of the couple rocking some festive 2018 glasses, and holding a tiny grey onesie. As you may know, the couple recently celebrated their 12th anniversary while vacationing in Ireland. They were engaged by ...

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  • U.S. to cut UNRWA funding if Palestinians don't return to negotiations
U.S. to cut UNRWA funding if Palestinians don't return to negotiations

The global community has a role to play on this. "If the Iranian dictatorship's history is any guide, we can expect more outrageous abuses in the days to come". The rivalry between the two regional powers has amplified the conflict which, along with tensions between North Korea and the United States, has sparked fears.

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  • Passengers on this flight got to experience the New Year-moment twice
Passengers on this flight got to experience the New Year-moment twice

HST on December 31. The flight was scheduled to leave Auckland at 11.55 p.m. but was delayed 10 minutes, meaning it ended up taking off on Jan 1. Many travelers kicked off 2018 by scoring super-cheap flights to Paris or watching the fireworks in Guadalajara , the year's top trending NYE destination , but one cabin of lucky jet-setters celeb...

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  • Mega Millions, Powerball kick off new year with jackpots totaling $783M
Mega Millions, Powerball kick off new year with jackpots totaling $783M

Four jackpots have been won during that time frame, including the seventh largest prize ever, $380 million on January 4, 2011; winners in Idaho and Washington shared that jackpot. The last time anyone won was on October 13, when Mega Millions winners in MI and Rhode Island shared the $42 million drawing. The $343 million prize would be the eighth-h...

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  • U.S. longest-serving Republican senator to retire
U.S. longest-serving Republican senator to retire

Three-quarters of Utahans said it was time for someone else to serve in the Senate, according to a poll late previous year by the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah. One of the first names offered was none other than former Republican Mitt Romney former GOP candidate for president. Romney would likely be among a small number of influent...

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  • New Bronx fire injures 16, including nine children
New Bronx fire injures 16, including nine children

The New York Fire Department said almost two dozen people were injured, including a firefighter. FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said firefighters arrived in less than 4 minutes and helped rescue tenants. Last Thursday, a fire at a residential building near Bronx Zoo killed 12 people . According to the reports , at least 16 people have been ...

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  • Hollywood Stars Front Campaign Against Sexual Harassment
Hollywood Stars Front Campaign Against Sexual Harassment

The women announced the launch with a lengthy letter of solidarity published as a full-page ad in the New York Times and the Spanish-language paper La Opinion on Monday. The initiative, dubbed Time's Up , caps a year in which the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal touched off a deluge of allegations that brought down powerful men...

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  • Triple Talaq Bill: Congress to consult other opposition parties before taking decision
Triple Talaq Bill: Congress to consult other opposition parties before taking decision

The contentious bill that criminalises instant triple talaq among Muslims, already passed by the Lok Sabha , is set to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha today. "They are saying don't send bills to the Standing Committee for closer scrutiny". However, the BJP is confident of achieving its goal of passing the Bill.

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  • AMBER Alert Issued For Girls Missing From Texas
AMBER Alert Issued For Girls Missing From Texas

Terry Miles' vehicle [Photo: Round Rock PD]Griffith has brown hair, brown eyes, braces, and a nose stud on the right side of her nose. Terry Allen Miles , 44, has a long criminal history and faced jail time for second-degree murder in 2011, KPLC reports.

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  • South Korea offers Winter Olympic talks to North Korea
South Korea offers Winter Olympic talks to North Korea

But even if that is Pyongyang's intention, it's critical for South Korea to welcome this proposal and treat it as an opportunity not only for improving inter-Korean relations but also for finding a way to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.

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  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrates Noon Year's Eve
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrates Noon Year's Eve

New Year's at Noon was about ringing in 2018 for those who might be asleep when the clock strikes midnight, or who might fall asleep trying to make it there. Two-year-old Simone Frascarelli and her 5-year-old brother Filippe Frascarelli were fascinated with a station in which a stream of air lifted pink cylinders of foam.

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  • Ten Americans killed in Costa Rica plane crash
Ten Americans killed in Costa Rica plane crash

The Cessna 208B, operated by Nature Air, had taken off from Punta Islita Resort, in Nandayure, and was on its way to the capital San Jose. The U.S. State Department said it was working with Costa Rican authorities to determine if the plane carried U.S.

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  • Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax leads to arrest in California
Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax leads to arrest in California

He said he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint. Update: Wichita police say one man is dead after a Wichita Police Department officer shot him on a call Thursday evening at a home near McCormick and Seneca in southwest Wichita.

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  • 'MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN' - Rainbow flag hung near Mike Pence's vacation home
'MAKE AMERICA GAY AGAIN' - Rainbow flag hung near Mike Pence's vacation home

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said one of his deputies saw a nearby resident drape the banner over the pillar. He has opposed legislation prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in the workplace.

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  • Rajinikanth to end suspense over political debut shortly
Rajinikanth to end suspense over political debut shortly

Amid thunderous applause, the actor, clad in a white kurta, asked "war means only election". I do not come for money or fame, as I have them enough. Tamil people are allegedly infamous for their extreme fanism, they don't think twice to fall at the feet or even procrastinate before their revered personalities, be it politicians or film stars.

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  • Mega Millions jackpot grows to $343 million after latest drawing
Mega Millions jackpot grows to $343 million after latest drawing

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is one in more than 292 million, according to the lottery's website, while the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is one in more than 302 million. The highest all-time Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million, claimed by one person in 2012. In August, an IL player won a $393 million jackpot. ...

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  • Liberia declares George Weah president-elect
Liberia declares George Weah president-elect

The party congratulated the president-elect, George Weah on his victory even as an opposition candidate, in the keenly contested presidential election. The party also congratulated the Liberian people for a peaceful and successful political transition, saying that the development was a firm and loud statement that democracy has taken firm roots n...

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