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Congress also faces another looming deadline, as the United States could have trouble paying its bills within weeks if lawmakers do not take the politically painful step of raising the debt ceiling. Now that the two weeks are almost up, there is still no agreement, and lawmakers still appear to be at as much of an impasse as before. The budget bill would set levels for fiscal 2018 and 2019.
  • 3 in 4 Bohra girls subjected to genital mutilation

    3 in 4 Bohra girls subjected to genital mutilation

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    Police Scotland will act on all calls we receive. Many doctors have been arrested after they had cut girls illegally. "'This is not acceptable and this is done in the name of tradition , culture, religion, or in the name of ensuring that women are to take on subservient roles to the men they will eventually marry, ' said Jayathma Wickramanayake, the secretary general's envoy on youth, speaking at an worldwide forum in the Gambia on strategies to combat the practice..." Describing FGM as ...
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    Mr Corbyn said the reforms secured in 1918 were not gifted by MPs. Suffragettes was initially a derogatory name given in 1906 by the Daily Mail newspaper to the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU ), one of the groups that had been pushing for women's suffrage for decades.
  • Trump slams Democrats for 'doing nothing' to forge deal on DACA

    Trump slams Democrats for 'doing nothing' to forge deal on DACA

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    It would create a road to legal status for "Dreamers" who arrived in the U.S.by the end of 2013 and meet other criteria, including no convictions for serious crimes. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said he doubted there will be a unified Republican approach on immigration, noting that House and Senate Republicans have vastly different visions on the bill.
  • Trump, Schiff duel on Twitter as Democrats push to release dueling memo

    Trump, Schiff duel on Twitter as Democrats push to release dueling memo

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan and other leaders in Congress have said they thought the Democrats' response should be released too, but it needs to follow an identical process as the one used last week for Nunes' memo . Republicans have since said they'd vote to release the Democratic memo, drafted by Schiff, a sign that the committee is likely to approve its release.
  • House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo

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    Christopher Steele, the former spy who compiled the allegations, acknowledged having strong anti-Trump sentiments. That memo , drafted by the House Intelligence Committee chairman David Nunes, attempted to show FBI bias against Mr Trump in its Russian Federation investigation by questioning the evidence it presented to obtain surveillance warrants for campaign aide Carter Page .
  • Bedford County Sheriff's Office issues warning about video depicting possible child abuse

    Bedford County Sheriff's Office issues warning about video depicting possible child abuse

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    Central Alabama CrimeStoppers announced 11 felony charges were filed against Moore related to the criminal sexual assault involving a child under the age of 13. Knoxville police have received reports that people in the area have been sent a video containing child pornography on Facebook. If you do come across the video, it is important that you call police immediately.
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    Sensex Crash: 5 reasons why Sensex is falling today

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    Over the course of the day, auto, metal and PSU recovered losses and the respective sub-indices finished in the green. While it was the biggest one-day fall in terms of percentage since August 2011 , in absolute terms, the decline was the biggest ever.
  • The Democrats' Extreme Rhetoric on Immigration

    The Democrats' Extreme Rhetoric on Immigration

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    It's unlikely Trump will be able to rely on robust legislative accomplishments to reverse those numbers in 2018. "He believes making America, and the American military, strong will make the US resilient to any efforts by either country", Walters said.
  • Jacob Zuma meets cabinet ministers amid calls for his resignation

    Jacob Zuma meets cabinet ministers amid calls for his resignation

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    The ANC has been locked in a series of high-level meetings over the course of the last few days though with the pressure for Zuma to go nearly palpable. Setona was caught on camera on Monday kicking a woman while she was on the ground outside Luthuli House. If Mr Zuma takes this position, he could then face removal from office through a parliamentary process such as a vote of no confidence.
  • Pence to focus on North Korea on Asia trip

    Pence to focus on North Korea on Asia trip

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    Although the talks have been praised by the worldwide community, the United States has been quick to express skepticism, claiming the move is a "charm offensive" by Kim Jong-un to drive a wedge between South Korea and Washington. The Mangyongbong 92 also carried hundreds of supporters to the South Korean port of Busan on its last visit in 2002. The band was created by an order of Kim Jong-un and features Western-style music and outfits, but it is not known whether other members of the band ...
  • Trump claims memo "vindicates" him in Mueller probe

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    He was referring to George Papadopoulos , a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, who was charged by Mueller's team and pleaded guilty to lying over his Russian contacts. "I've had my differences with Rod Rosenstein , and I still think that he is fully capable of helping run a Justice Department that we can all have confidence in", said Gowdy, who also chairs the House Oversight Committee, on CBS's "Face the Nation ".
  • Erdogan seeks to reassure Macron on Syria operation

    Erdogan seeks to reassure Macron on Syria operation

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    The Turkish military said two of its soldiers were killed in Syria and a third was killed on the Turkish side of the border in an attack by Syrian Kurdish militiamen. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the act of vandalism, in which a Turkish flag was crossed with red paint with slogans against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also written on it.
  • Trump defiant as deadlines loom on budget, immigration

    Trump defiant as deadlines loom on budget, immigration

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    Smith said that Trump talks a good game, but usually does not back up that with action. Last month, there was a three-day government shutdown from lack of funding that came as a result of a fight over federal funding between Republicans and Democrats .
  • Nassar Receives Third and Final Prison Sentence

    Nassar Receives Third and Final Prison Sentence

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    Judge Janice Cunningham said she did not believe Nassar understood the severity of his crimes after he suggested in a pre-sentencing interview that he had done nothing wrong. His two daughters and wife were sobbing as Margraves was taken out of court. The judge said she could not do that. Cunningham then added: "What Mr.
  • Spanish La Liga match report Espanyol v FC Barcelona 04 February 2018

    Spanish La Liga match report Espanyol v FC Barcelona 04 February 2018

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    The hosts have won just one of their last four home games in La Liga , with Quique Sanchez Flores' side needing to kick on at home again given their abysmal away form. The opener was also the striker's ninth goal of the season - more than any other Espanyol player, and his first scored with his head. Who will come out on top in derbi barceloni? As has so often been the case down the years, Messi was able to rescue a point for Barcelona despite not starting the match, and fans ...
  • Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics

    Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics

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    US Vice President Mike Pence has not discounted the possibility of meetings with North Korean representatives on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics , where he will officially represent the US. The spokesman added the government will provide the necessary convenience and safety during their stay here. A South Korean lawmaker on Monday said North Koreans were responsible for billions lost in theft from local cryptocurrency exchanges in 2017.
  • Babies evacuated from Syrian hospital as airstrikes intensify

    Babies evacuated from Syrian hospital as airstrikes intensify

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    The pilot was killed soon after in a ground fight after ejecting from his plane, although the details of his death are disputed. A Russian pilot shouted "this is for our guys" before fatally detonating a grenade to evade capture by rebel fighters in Syria .
  • Siddaramaiah-Modi exchange sets tone for Karnataka elections

    Siddaramaiah-Modi exchange sets tone for Karnataka elections

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    They wowed to make Karnataka " Congress Mukth" (free of Congress) in the upcoming elections. "It would be good if Modi looked at the top crime stats in the country", the Chief Minister said. He also mentioned about his long-time association with late BJP leader Vijaya Raje Scindia and her daughter Yashodhara Raje Scindia, who is now a minister in the Madhya Pradesh government.
  • Here's the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

    Here's the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

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    But we're not convinced that this is going to happen. When converted to US currency, the smartphone will be over $1,100, nearly tying itself with the cost of Apple's latest flagship, the iPhone X . As you can see from the S9 case in the bottom left it has a smaller cut out for the camera than the other caes. We want to know if Samsung will sell more S9 phones compared to the S8 series.
  • Price of iPhone X in India Reaches $1700

    Price of iPhone X in India Reaches $1700

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    The latest price increase comes weeks after similar price increase on iPhones was announced back in December 2017 . The phone vibrates and the audible ring tone can be heard but the display remains shut down and it is not possible to attend a call.
  • Pats' Butler: I could have changed that game

    Pats' Butler: I could have changed that game

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    The Patriots were repeatedly gashed for big plays by Nick Foles and the Eagles skill players. McDaniels will become the Indianapolis Colts' new coach. "Everyone who is involved in an National Football League season, you get pretty drained". Added Gilmore, the team's other starting cornerback: "He's a great player".
  • Trump cautioned not to foil Russia probe

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    The FBI also countered Nunes' allegations of abuse by saying it takes "seriously its obligations to the FISA Court and its compliance with procedures overseen by career professionals in the Department of Justice and the FBI". SHAPIRO: You know, one lingering question is whether the White House had any role in the drafting of this memo. He won't do it for the good and sufficient reason that the Department of Justice has a long-standing legal opinion that sitting presidents may not be indicted.
  • Trump for 'fair, equitable, merit-based' immigration system

    Trump for 'fair, equitable, merit-based' immigration system

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    Declaring the "era of economic surrender. totally over", the president said this: "From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and, very importantly, reciprocal". Even that March 5 date was in doubt, according to No. 2 House Democratic leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who's been meeting with other leaders. "I've been hearing about DACA for so many years".
  • India bowl out South Africa for meagre 118

    India bowl out South Africa for meagre 118

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    De Kock follows Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis and star batsman AB de Villiers into the sidelines. JP Duminy hit 25; Khaya Zondo who replaced injured du Plessis to make his ODI debut scored 25 and Chris Morris struck 14 before the three were dismissed by Chahal.
  • Super Bowl LII: Patriots, Eagles take the field as kickoff nears

    Super Bowl LII: Patriots, Eagles take the field as kickoff nears

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    The Eagles last won the National Football League championship in 1960, beating the Green Bay Packers 17-13, seven years before the first Super Bowl between the National Football League and AFL champions. But the Eagles never let up the same way they went after Minnesota in a 38-7 win in the NFC title game two weeks ago. "We couldn't make a play to give the ball back to the offense", Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore said.
  • Arun Jaitley Proved Healthcare Scheme Is 'Jumla': P Chidambaram

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    It deserved relief on the income tax front at the very least. Presently, gains from equity investments held for more than 12 months are exempt from tax. But to fund these, he let go of the fiscal consolidation roadmap. The fiscal deficit is projected to be 3.3 per cent of GDP in the next fiscal. Many observers were quite certain that since this was the last full Budget of the Modi government before the 2019 polls, it would be a "soft election Budget".
  • Korea Olympic skaters begin training in South; 1 injured

    Korea Olympic skaters begin training in South; 1 injured

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    The North's Olympic participation would include a visit by a high-level delegation, they agreed . "But this whole situation is out of our control so we are trying to make the best of it". But despite having no diplomatic ties and a state of war continuing on the peninsula since 1953, North and South Korea have reached new levels of cooperation as the winter games approach.
  • Tom Brady says he will return to play in 2018 season

    Tom Brady says he will return to play in 2018 season

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    Brady didn't play well. The S&P 500 has posted a gain 63% of the time the AFC produces a Super Bowl champion. New England had surged ahead 33-32 when tight end Rob Gronkowski caught Brady's third touchdown pass of the game, a 4-yard toss with just over nine minutes left.
  • No. 18 Ohio State women overcome injury, Wisconsin 68-55

    No. 18 Ohio State women overcome injury, Wisconsin 68-55

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    FYI: Alstork's 12-point performance against Rutgers was his first game in double figures since scoring 10 points on December 13 against Longwood and his fifth of the season. Hall's win over Jordan on Saturday night cut Ohio State's lead to just 15-12, allowing Bo Nickal a chance to give Penn State its first lead of the night.
  • Maldives Crisis: Army Seals Off Parliament, Arrest Lawmakers

    Maldives Crisis: Army Seals Off Parliament, Arrest Lawmakers

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    The latest crisis was triggered on Thursday when judges of the Supreme Court turned against their ally Yameen and ordered the release of his opponents. The Attorney General noted that implementing the Supreme Court's order of 1 February, would mean different conditions for each individual prosecuted together, for the same case.
  • President Trump touts Republican success, priorities for 2018 during WV visit

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    Between two-thirds and 70 per cent of legal immigration into the United States is based on family relations. 'We wanted an immigration policy that's fair , equitable, but going to protect our people. The chosen applicants receive legal permanent residency in the US. "As long as we don't let Haitians in and we let people come in across a land bridge, that's racist, and we should get rid of that".
  • Schumer urges Trump to back release of Dem memo

    Schumer urges Trump to back release of Dem memo

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    Schumer says Trump's refusal to back the Democratic memo's release would show his intent to undermine the investigation. Trump took a similar tack at a second GOP event Thursday night in Washington . "They're missing in action", he said. "I've listened to that man long enough to know I disagree with everything he says", she said. However, many Democrats firmly stand in opposition to his reform, deciding to stand with immigrants who entered the USA illegally over right-bearing ...
  • It's not a populist budget, but a popular one: Arun Jaitley

    It's not a populist budget, but a popular one: Arun Jaitley

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    For instance, the Centre's health outlay next year goes up by three per cent even though a major scheme for an enhanced health insurance coverage was announced. Customs duty on imitation jewellery has been hiked from 15 per cent to 20 per cent; doubled on all watches to 20 per cent. The Authority of India has 124 airports.
  • Dems miscalculation on DACA will cost them down the road

    Dems miscalculation on DACA will cost them down the road

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    Everyone watching had to agree with the fact that everybody in America is a dreamer - except of course the Democrats and their teammates in the liberal media, who saw Trump's statement as a cruel insult to the DACA kids who were brought here illegally at a young age.