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After her 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 win over Muguruza, Hsieh will go on to play 26th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round. - 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk putting a positive spin on being outclassed by her more-experienced Ukrainian compatriot in 59 minutes.
  • Backgrounder: US government shutdowns in recent years

    Backgrounder: US government shutdowns in recent years

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    The automatic replies from White House assistant press secretaries Ninio Fetalvo and Natalie Strom say, "Unfortunately, I am out of the office today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding_including funding for our troops and other national security priorities_hostage to an unrelated immigration debate".
  • Media Bias Blazed Brightly During Trump Health Press Conference

    Media Bias Blazed Brightly During Trump Health Press Conference

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    And despite lambasting Obama for his executive end-runs, Trump has signed more executive orders than any president of the last 50 years. Dr. Jackson says he would not have recommended one since he sees the president daily and has no concerns about his cognitive ability.
  • Jerusalem: media, US embassy to move by 2019

    Jerusalem: media, US embassy to move by 2019

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    He said that there was no Jewish connection to Israel , that Zionism was a European colonialist plot, that Jews preferred Hitler's Europe to the renascent Zionist project in Palestine , even that Israel is drugging Palestinian youths. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the president's action would "hamper the efforts towards a two-state political solution and regional stability".
  • Trump blames Democrats for possible government shutdown

    Trump blames Democrats for possible government shutdown

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    The current one expired at midnight. Democrats withheld their support, demanding more progress on a Dreamers while some Republicans, frustrated with the spate of month-long spending bills, opposed any short-term solution. 19, 2018. Way back in the day, shutdowns usually weren't that big a deal. What happened to that president? Republicans are not willing to consider that, one source says, but conversations are still ongoing.
  • Trump touts tax overhaul as boon for farmers — The Latest

    Trump touts tax overhaul as boon for farmers — The Latest

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    But Bannon wanted to complete the process by deposing the Wisconsinite. After leaving the White House in August, Bannon picked a fight with the Republican establishment that may have cost the party a US Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama.
  • Donald Trump insists he is 'not racist' in wake of derogatory comments

    Donald Trump insists he is 'not racist' in wake of derogatory comments

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    AU Spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo pointed out the USA role in the Atlantic slave trade as an example of how African countries, Trump described in contemptuous terms, were exploited in a shameful manner. Senator Tim Scott, his Republican colleague, who is African-American, told reporters that Graham had confirmed the essentials of the report to him; Graham didn't dispute that .
  • Russians could still go to Games

    Russians could still go to Games

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    The Koreas' plan to do so again at next month's Pyeongchang Olympics hasn't generated much enthusiasm among South Koreans, with many conservatives asking why their athletes can not carry their own national flag during the first Winter Olympics on their soil.
  • Sharapova roars into third round of Australian Open

    Sharapova roars into third round of Australian Open

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    Roger Federer said the heat was part and parcel of the Australian Open and believes organisers are doing their best to put player welfare before profits. "It feels incredible. I was ready to leave on Monday and then they told me I'm in", said Pera, who next plays No. 20 Barbora Strycova. We don't have the players in the same room at all times.
  • Australian Open: Nadal to take on Dzumhur in third round

    Australian Open: Nadal to take on Dzumhur in third round

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    He was sick. He was dizzy. It was pretty hot. Second seed Caroline Wozniacki will hope to avoid the drama of her second round comeback when she faces Kiki Bertens. World No.2 Roger Federer will look to continue his pursuit of a 20th grand slam title at the Australian Open when he takes on German journeyman Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round.
  • Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

    Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

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    It also said it would not discuss immigration until the government was up and running again. They say they can't quite grasp why something with such an overwhelming amount of support is stuck. "But rather than solve problems, Democratic leadership preferred a shutdown that has risky consequences for our national defense". Democratic leaders and the White House blamed each other for the failed Senate vote that helped trigger the shutdown on Friday night.
  • Trump, Schumer meeting hours ahead of shutdown deadline

    Trump, Schumer meeting hours ahead of shutdown deadline

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    New Jersey Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez have been outspoken critics of the GOP's funding plan, arguing that a solution for dreamers is essential. All but four Senate Republicans voted for the spending bill, which passed in the GOP-controlled House on Thursday. DETROW: So over the last few hours, four Democrats have said they'll vote for the bill.
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump 'Absolutely Not' a Racist

    Lindsey Graham: Trump 'Absolutely Not' a Racist

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    The Navy doctor exhausted reporters' questions during an unusually lengthy hour-long session, at Trump's request, and said he did not withhold any information in the interests of privacy. It is "just one measure in a clinical judgment", he said in an email. Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's bad cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143.
  • Trump healthy, did

    Trump healthy, did "exceedingly well" on cognitive test, doctor says

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    Before he spoke, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a letter from former longtime White House physician Richard J. Tubb, who trained Jackson and vouched for his integrity. Among them was Dr Jackson, whose official title is Physician to the President. Members of Congress from both parties are trying to strike a deal that Trump would support to extend that protection.
  • Worldwide Approval of US Leadership Drops Significantly, but Israeli Approval Rises

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    Since voters tend to be more forgiving of presidents during the beginning of their administrations while they're still adjusting to the role, this makes Trump's extreme unpopularity even more embarrassing than it would normally be. "Now, we're seeing it in the topics being discussed by the population, so we have to think about how to ask questions to really gauge public opinion".
  • For immigration deal, Graham needs the Trump he plays golf with

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    Trump has been accused of using the word "shithole" to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting Thursday with a bipartisan group of six senators, according to people briefed on the conversation. "I don't know if there will be a shutdown, there shouldn't be", he said. Johnson said that the language Trump reportedly used hearkens back to the '50s and '60s, it is the language of a Ross Barnett and a George Wallace'.
  • Graham suggests 'outliers' in Trump admin sidelined immigration deal

    Graham suggests 'outliers' in Trump admin sidelined immigration deal

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    Ronny Jackson directly about Trump's health . Dr Jackson reported that the 6ft 3in president weighed in at 239lb, 3lb heavier than he was in September 2016. The comfort in Trump's 30 out of 30 score, Nasreddine explained, is in "the ability of the person to have minimum cognitive function to be able to do important things, in terms of language, memory, executive function".
  • White House pushes back on claim that Trump has heart disease

    White House pushes back on claim that Trump has heart disease

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    Presidents don't typically sit for cognitive assessments during their periodic physical exams. That's according to his White House physician, navy doctor Ronny Jackson. 'Most of us could lose a couple of pounds, ' he said, before scanning the Reuters reporters in the room and pronouncing them in 'pretty good shape'.
  • More Wrangling Between Trump and Israel Over Transfer of US Embassy

    More Wrangling Between Trump and Israel Over Transfer of US Embassy

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    The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. It's questionable whether even Palestinians bothered to listen. In addition to discounting the legitimacy of a Jewish state in the region, Abbas counted out a role for the Trump administration in restarting the talks.
  • Two parents from California accused of torturing 13 children

    Two parents from California accused of torturing 13 children

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    The parents of 13 children and young adults have pleaded not guilty in a California court to numerous charges that they tortured and abused the siblings for years. The punishments would last for weeks or months, and the victims were not allowed to go to the bathroom, the DA said, citing evidence in the home. Ms Robinette said she had raised concerns about the children's health, when she did speak to her sister, but they were played down by Mrs Turpin.
  • South Korea asks North to explain cancelled visit

    South Korea asks North to explain cancelled visit

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    The Winter Olympics will take place in South Korea's Pyeongchang where North Korea plans to send a 550-member delegation. Graham likened North Korea's visit to the Games to the way Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany to further his agenda by using "the largest stage in the world".
  • Tenney votes in favor of stopgap bill

    Tenney votes in favor of stopgap bill

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    Some Democratic aides for progressive members have been anxious that Schumer would cut a deal and give away leverage on some of their priorities, but Yarmuth insisted that the House and Senate Democrats are "in 100% agreement on this and totally working hand in hand".
  • House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

    House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

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    Cotton then said that Democrats have told Schumer they want to vote for bipartisan funding of the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) for the next six years. "They're in charge", Schumer said today as he entered his Capitol office. Funding runs out at 12 a.m. on Saturday if a deal can't be made in time.
  • California Officials Criticize Potential ICE Immigration Raids

    California Officials Criticize Potential ICE Immigration Raids

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    We will prosecute those who violate [California] law. Reports have emerged of undocumented Americans forgoing medical care and opting not to alert the authorities when they fall victim to crimes-an issue that will only be compounded by these raids, according to University of Southern California sociology professor Jody Agius Vallejo.
  • As 'shithole' remark snowballs, Trump says 'I'm not racist'

    As 'shithole' remark snowballs, Trump says 'I'm not racist'

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    The remarks that the US President Donald Trump made on those " shithole countries " has provoked a large series of reactions around the world. Trump demanded according to witnesses. Stop electing racist, moron, con-men president. "These two are basically saying, "We like the story the president made up better so that's going to be what happened, '" Kimmel said".
  • Senate schedules vote for 10 pm EST on preventing government shutdown

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    Marc Short, the White House legislative director , told reporters that any shutdown would be the fault of the Democrats. They have taken this step not because of any strong objection to provisions of the funding bill but because it omits a provision they want: an amnesty for illegal immigrants who came to our country as minors.
  • Pentagon releases plans for possible government shutdown

    Pentagon releases plans for possible government shutdown

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    In the current instance, the Democrats want Mr. Trump and the Republicans to agree to legislation that would allow the "Dreamers" - undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children - to stay in the country. Many people will be impacted, and as is the case with these things, the most vulnerable will feel pain. Due to the Constitution, the people directly in charge of the government would still keep getting pay checks while most other government workers won't.
  • Trump healthy, has no cognitive issues: doctor

    Trump healthy, has no cognitive issues: doctor

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    He said Mr Trump is "absolutely" fit for duty, and that based on his assessment, the president would be physically fit for another term in office. Jackson, a Navy rear admiral who wore his uniform to the White House press room, said it's the first time he knows of that a cognitive test has been given to a sitting president.
  • Trump Got A Perfect Score On A Cognitive Assessment Test

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    Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made the case that President Trump isn't racist - not because he values the content of a person's character above all, but because Trump is too self-obsessed to be bigoted toward others. It's one of several quick tests that can screen people for MCI or dementia. Because the President doesn't smoke or drink and "appears to have good genes", according to Jackson, he has been able to avoid the classic symptoms of heart disease .
  • Trump weighs in on immigration, funding talks: 'Working on it'

    Trump weighs in on immigration, funding talks: 'Working on it'

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    But the physician said the cognitive test had raised no concerns. The comments prompted a divide where some evangelicals continued showing their support for him but there were also some conservatives who said church leaders ought to condemn him, The Associated Press reported.
  • DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats — CNN poll

    DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats — CNN poll

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    Whether the Senate can pass such a measure ahead of a Friday midnight deadline is a different issue altogether. Democrats say they will not accept any spending bill that funds the construction of a physical border wall but they have been willing to negotiate over money for increased technology and other forms of border security.
  • SCHUMER SHOWDOWN: Chuck Summoned to WHITE HOUSE as Deadline Looms

    SCHUMER SHOWDOWN: Chuck Summoned to WHITE HOUSE as Deadline Looms

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    The United States Senate is facing a midnight deadline on Friday to come up with a legislation on funding federal agencies, Reuters reported . The Senate was scheduled to vote on Friday, and if President Donald Trump is unable to sign the funding bill by 12.01 am on Saturday, it would result in the partial shutdown of the government.
  • Pyeongchang Olympics: S. Korea's Pro-Unification Cheerleaders

    Pyeongchang Olympics: S. Korea's Pro-Unification Cheerleaders

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    This is because China sees Stalinist North Korea as a buffer between itself and US ally South Korea. "We are turning the Pyeongchang Olympics that we've got into the Pyongyang Olympics", said Hong Joon-pyo, leader of South Korea's main conservative opposition party, referring to North Korea's capital.
  • Senators divided, Trump staying in town as shutdown nears

    Senators divided, Trump staying in town as shutdown nears

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    The measure must get at least 60 Senate votes, which is a grim prospect because a handful of Republicans and a united Democratic caucus vow to vote no unless amnesty is granted to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants whose parents brought them to the country when they were children.
  • Deadline Looms In US Government Shutdown

    Deadline Looms In US Government Shutdown

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    The court said that presidential refusal to enforce immigration law "does not transform presence deemed unlawful by Congress into lawful presence and confer eligibility for otherwise unavailable benefits based on that change". McConnell also referenced that the bill includes six years of funding for a health insurance program for children from low-income families. Trump and the Republicans, who control all levers of government, faced the possibility of a shutdown on the first anniversary ...
  • Conway on Trump-Schumer Meeting: 'What Leadership Looks Like'

    Conway on Trump-Schumer Meeting: 'What Leadership Looks Like'

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    Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has indicated that he was leaning in favour of the stopgap measure. Sen. Congress has been struggling for months to agree on long-term government funding levels but has been side-tracked by a dispute on immigration.
  • Trump defends his comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

    Trump defends his comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

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    Bush's tenure in 2006 and appointed the president's personal doctor by President Obama in 2013, declared Trump's cardiac health to be " excellent ". "And I think he wasn't the least bit concerned that he had anything to hide". Donald Trump's resting heart rate is reported to be 68 and his blood pressure 122/74.
  • Prediction: Bannon a 'nightmare' for Trump, GOP

    Prediction: Bannon a 'nightmare' for Trump, GOP

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    Those excerpts touched off the first presidential tweet-storm, aimed at his former chief strategist Steve Bannon , whose salty language and unbridled criticisms were widely quoted in the book. "I never spoke to him for book", Trump tweeted . It already has cost him a key backer. He continued minutes later: "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart".