• Minnesota leaders call on Trump to consult Congress on Syria
Minnesota leaders call on Trump to consult Congress on Syria

It was the ghastly images of men and women gasping for breath, small children foaming at the mouth and in agony, which President Donald Trump saw two days before he OK the launch of missile on attack Syria . Administration officials are signaling that the missile strike was a one-time response to the gas attack that killed dozens of civilians, inc...

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  • Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change
Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change

North Korea had previously been suspected by researchers of being behind several major thefts, including one a year ago in which up to $81 million was stolen from Bangladesh's central bank account in NY, as well as other attempted heists in Ecuador, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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  • Trump tells Abe all options on table to handle N. Korea
Trump tells Abe all options on table to handle N. Korea

Mr Trump is due to arrive in Florida later. Observers believe the countdowns have finally begun on North Korea's sixth nuclear test and the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), regarding which Japan, the United States and South Korea are on particular alert.

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  • How the US-China Relationship Has Changed Over the Years
How the US-China Relationship Has Changed Over the Years

Now, as President Donald Trump prepares to host his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping , at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, a reversal of sorts has emerged: It's the US leader who is seen as an unpredictable wild card and a skeptic of free-trade deals - and it's China that is casting itself as a champion of rules-based global trade.

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  • Trump administration considering military action against Syria
Trump administration considering military action against Syria

Though Trump didn't mention it, both Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have argued that Russian Federation and Iran - Assad's two staunchest allies - must use their influence to prevent him from mounting further attacks. Charter and not "take unilateral action". Moallem said Damascus wants guarantees that any investigation would be impar...

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  • Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit
Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit

He says the strikes did not cause any casualties because the area had been evacuated following Tuesday's attack. Witnesses say the attack was carried out by either Russian or Syrian Sukhoi jets. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konoshenkov said,"On the territory of the depot there were workshops, which produced chemical warfare munitions".

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  • Tillerson's terse words seen as tactical change over NKorea
Tillerson's terse words seen as tactical change over NKorea

He added that it is "very unlikely" that the U.S. will take military action against North Korea. North Korea may be raised as an issue, but I would be very surprised to see any significant breakthroughs on that front. Hayden went on to call North Korea the intelligence community's toughest target on the planet. And he is not alone in issuing such...

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  • Senate prepares to change rule on Supreme Court
Senate prepares to change rule on Supreme Court

As soon as Gorsuch is blocked, McConnell likely would ask for a new vote to end debate on the judge's confirmation. Gorsuch is. He should be confirmed. A filibuster is an unlimited debate that delays a vote, and technically not what stopped Garland. We did not even get our nominee, when Sen. "There's three paths forward here, and now it is clear ...

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  • Pence casts tie-breaking vote that could cut Planned Parenthood grants
Pence casts tie-breaking vote that could cut Planned Parenthood grants

Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska crossed party lines to vote against the measure, resulting in the 50-50 tie. Vice President Mike Pence seems bound and determined to limit women's ability to have an abortion, even if it comes at the cost of revoking funding for family planning services and women's pre...

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  • Tesla Model 3 shown, won't get an instrument cluster
Tesla Model 3 shown, won't get an instrument cluster

Though the Autopilot 2 hardware offers many more opportunities for autonomous driving, its capabilities haven't been fully exploited yet. Moreover the Summon feature which until now was only available in the first generation Autopilot of Tesla cars is being released as a "beta" feature.

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  • Senator Tim Kaine to Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee
Senator Tim Kaine to Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee

In an interview with CNN, Collins stopped short of saying whether she would vote for the rule change. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said . Reiterating that he is "enthusiastically supporting" Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the U.S. "Why would they sully themselves with their base to vote not to filibuster?" It was Mitch McConnell and the Republicans who did...

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  • Trump on Rolling Back Obama Energy Regulations: Ending the 'War on Coal'
Trump on Rolling Back Obama Energy Regulations: Ending the 'War on Coal'

The Trump administration is linked to Exxon Mobil through Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who served as the energy giant's chief executive before becoming America's top diplomat. The order rolls back regulations on oil and gas; lifts the moratorium on federal coal leasing; reconsiders the much-maligned social cost of carbon estimate of climate d...

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  • Louisans react to canceled vote on GOP bill to repeal ACA
Louisans react to canceled vote on GOP bill to repeal ACA

After seven awful years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan! Mr. Spicer suggested the likelihood of reaching out to Democrats was increasing. Speaking on " Fox News Sunday", Priebus held out the possibility of working with moderate Democrats as well as Republicans to ...

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  • Hamilton second as Ferrari dominates opener
Hamilton second as Ferrari dominates opener

Vettel felt that Mercedes was still ahead, but was encouraged by the results nonetheless. Hamilton's frustrations were shared in the team garage where Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff pounded his fist on a desk in rage after Vettel snuck in front of the Briton when re-joining the race from a pit-stop.

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  • Beijing's preferred candidate Carrie Lam wins election
Beijing's preferred candidate Carrie Lam wins election

Hundreds of Lam's supporters waved Chinese flags and cheered inside and outside the venue after her win. Lam took a more low-profile approach during the campaignand didn't engage with the public the way Tsang did. Campaigning intensified after Mr Leung's surprise announcement in December that he would not stand for re-election. She is seen as loy...

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  • Tar Heels, Berry roll by Butler
Tar Heels, Berry roll by Butler

Draft Express has Ball as the No. 2 pick and Monk and Fox as the No. 5 and 6 picks. No one has to tell Butler coach Chris Holtmann about the importance of slowing the Tar Heels on the boards. Of course, things have changed since that meeting December 17, with Carolina players looking back on the loss as a turning point in their season - a nig...

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  • British Police Reveal More Details of Parliament Attacker
British Police Reveal More Details of Parliament Attacker

Although police said they were confident that Masood was the sole attacker on Wednesday, counter-terrorism detectives are investigating whether he was part of a wider conspiracy. In London, Parliament's session began with a minute of silence Thursday. The London Eye tourist attraction was also locked down. Also in London at the time of the ...

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  • Electronics banned on some flights from Middle East, North Africa to US
Electronics banned on some flights from Middle East, North Africa to US

Britain's government has banned electronic devices in the carry-on bags of passengers traveling to the U.K. from six countries, following closely on a similar ban imposed by the United States. routes. On Tuesday the TSA and DHS will announce temporary restrictions on the type of electronic devices that can be carried on-board certain flights from...

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  • United States trounces Puerto Rico to claim first WBC crown
United States trounces Puerto Rico to claim first WBC crown

If those are the things you want to see when you tune into a baseball game, then I kindly ask you to return to your home in George Will's bowtie drawer. For the more devoted fans, this a dream come true. This should make this game ideal for the casual American fan. The Washington Nationals pitcher will start for the United States against Japan ...

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  • North Korea conducts failed missile test: US, MND
North Korea conducts failed missile test: US, MND

The reported launch failure came as United States and South Korean troops were conducting their annual military drills that the North calls an invasion rehearsal. -Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, said in September . In addition to public statements, North Korea tested a new rocket engine model on Sund...

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  • Illinois Could Be Loser in Republican Healthcare Plan
Illinois Could Be Loser in Republican Healthcare Plan

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashGOP rep: "Not true" all conservatives back health plan Rep. Steve King: GOP colleagues "patting me on the back" after controversy Ryan-aligned group targets conservatives with robocalls MORE (R-Mich.) says that not all conservatives are warming to the GOP House leadership's bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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  • Trump reveals first federal budget
Trump reveals first federal budget

States have to balance their budgets each year, unlike the federal government, and Perdue had to do so through two recessions during the 2000s. That cash injection would then be offset by cuts to more than 18 other government agencies and discretionary spending programmes.

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  • Anti-immigrant populists appear to fall short in Dutch election
Anti-immigrant populists appear to fall short in Dutch election

On the other hand- Geert Wilders , who wants to stop the islamisation of Europe with his anti-immigration views, is hoping the protests in Netherlands to increase his chances of winning. "1!" he wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Mr Wilders insisted "the patriotic spring" would still happen. The already dramatic campaign, which also saw Wilde...

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  • USA carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes
USA carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes

The communist regime fired four extended range Scud rockets into the Sea of Japan. The launch unnerved Asian nations, which now are scrambling for a plan on how best to confront the threat posed by the communist country. Since previous year, Pyongyang has also tested solid-fueled missile systems. Amid speculation that the possible shift to a libe...

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  • Dutch voters head to polls as divisive elections kick off in Netherlands
Dutch voters head to polls as divisive elections kick off in Netherlands

His prominent far-right challenge means the election will be closely watched internationally, not least in France, given that his ally Le Pen is looking for inspiration to pull off an upset victory herself in that country's presidential race.

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