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Trump, Lawmakers Reach Deal to End Shutdown Trump, Lawmakers Reach Deal to End Shutdown
- January 27, 2019

However, neither Pelosi nor the White House have indicated so far that there have been any discussions about another date for the annual address, which hosts all members of Congress, the president's cabinet and the Supreme Court justices. The spending bill he threatened to veto before Christmas, causing the shutdown, would have only kept the government running until February 8. 25 that he had reached a deal with Congress to reopen the government for 21 days, giving lawmakers a window to ... (more...)
Trump insists Mexico wall will be built despite deal to end shutdown Trump insists Mexico wall will be built despite deal to end shutdown
- January 27, 2019

But the Democratic leaders said they hoped Trump had learned some lessons from the outcome of the first major struggle under Washington's new power structure, with Democrats now in control of the House and Republicans still running the Senate and the White House. (more...)
Canada's ambassador to China resigns after Huawei remarks Canada's ambassador to China resigns after Huawei remarks
- January 27, 2019

McCallum made the remark to the Toronto Star on Friday. That comment followed a statement McCallum issued Thursday, saying he misspoke earlier in the week when he discussed Meng's case with a group of Chinese-language journalists in Toronto, listing several arguments he thought could help her with her legal fight against extradition. (more...)
Jared Kushner 'granted top-level security clearance against advice of White House specialists' Jared Kushner 'granted top-level security clearance against advice of White House specialists'
- January 27, 2019

Maddow noted the NBC News bombshell that officials wanted to reject senior White House advisor Jared Kushner's security clearance application . Security clearances are meant to ensure that top officials are free from potential foreign influence or susceptibility to blackmail. (more...)
Flight instructor investigated in Italy air crash; 7 dead
- January 27, 2019

Two people, one French and one Swiss, were taken to hospital with serious injuries. It said two helicopters had been dispatched to the scene, along with a team of doctors and firefighters with metal-cutting equipment. The track, about 500 meters long, is uphill; pilots land at the bottom and glide to the top, often without stopping. The helicopter was bringing skiers to the glacier. (more...)
Kentucky Bishop Excoriates Covington Kids For Wearing MAGA Hats Kentucky Bishop Excoriates Covington Kids For Wearing MAGA Hats
- January 27, 2019

In his overtly partisan essay titled "Pro-Lifers Should Not Sport Slogans of President Who Denigrates and Endangers Immigrants", Bishop John Stowe, a Franciscan and pro-LGBT activist , said he was "ashamed that the actions of Kentucky Catholic high school students have become a contradiction of the very reverence for human life that the march is supposed to manifest". (more...)
Canada PM Asks for Ambassador to China Resignation Amid Ottawa-Beijing Tensions Canada PM Asks for Ambassador to China Resignation Amid Ottawa-Beijing Tensions
- January 27, 2019

McCallum issued a mea culpa on January 24 for earlier comments made to Chinese media in Canada - among them, that Meng could make a "strong case" in court against any US extradition. Trudeau initially came to McCallum's defence before asking for his resignation Friday. On Dec 10, China seized two Canadians, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and tour operator Michael Spavor, on national security grounds. (more...)
Wind Chills Near Zero Friday; More Snow Looking Ahead Wind Chills Near Zero Friday; More Snow Looking Ahead
- January 27, 2019

A cold front will pass through northeast IL and northwest IN on Thursday afternoon, with the following frigid air dropping wind chills to minus 20 to minus 30 degrees and colder later Thursday night and Friday morning. Lake effect snow will move into the area from the west this morning and afternoon. There will be travel concerns and likely school cancellations come Monday . (more...)
Venezuelan military official breaks with Nicolas Maduro, backs opposition
- January 27, 2019

After Washington's declaration of support for Guaido, Maduro cut off diplomatic relations with the United States on Wednesday and gave US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. European powers, after cautious initial statements, on Saturday warned that they will recognise Guaido unless Maduro calls elections within eight days. (more...)
Louisiana shooting leaves 5 dead; suspect at large Louisiana shooting leaves 5 dead; suspect at large
- January 27, 2019

Theriot, a suspect, was at large and was being sought by authorities. Detectives are now searching for 21-year-old Dakota Theriot. Lori Steele, a spokesperson for the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office , told HuffPost that the gunman first killed three people in Livingston before heading to the Ascension Parish. (more...)
YouTube Wants to Eliminate Conspiracy Video Recommendations YouTube Wants to Eliminate Conspiracy Video Recommendations
- January 26, 2019

The changes will start small in the United States, but YouTube plans to roll the new recommendations out globally as its systems get smarter. That's because YouTube is promising to stop promoting so many sensationalistic clips that revolve around scientifically proven falsehoods and other suspect information, such as conspiracy theories revolving around the USA government's involvement in the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in NY. (more...)
Louis cop charged in fatal shooting of fellow officer Louis cop charged in fatal shooting of fellow officer
- January 26, 2019

Katlyn Alix , 24, died while off-duty early Thursday morning, according to a probable cause statement from the St. Louis Police Department. He put one bullet in, spun the cylinder, pointed the gun away - and pulled the trigger. The three were sitting in the living room when one of the officers allegedly mishandled a weapon and shot Alix in the chest, Hayden said. Today, as much as it saddens me and my staff to file these charges, Katlyn and her family deserve accountability and justice. (more...)
Spanish rescuers find body of toddler trapped in well Spanish rescuers find body of toddler trapped in well
- January 26, 2019

Adding to the family's tragedy, Spanish media has reported that Julen's parents lost another young son in 2017 who died of a heart attack. Now his parents anxiously wait to see if Julen is still alive after falling down a well. The tunnel that has been dug in an effort to rescue a toddler who fell down a well near to ... There had been no sign of life from the boy but rescuers believed they knew where he was inside the well. (more...)
Nigeria’s Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election Nigeria’s Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election
- January 26, 2019

The party's candidate, businessman and former vice president Atiku Abubakar , is the main challenger to Buhari in the upcoming poll. It was "the latest action in the ongoing rape of our nation's hard-earned democracy by those who dined with anti-democratic forces", he said in a clear reference to Buhari's army past. (more...)
Trump plans to deliver address, ' sad' to delay Trump plans to deliver address, ' sad' to delay
- January 26, 2019

President Donald Trump says he will do an "alternative" event since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ha