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By Friday morning, the storm is expected to arrive in New England and NY and dump snow, rain and sleet. The wintry mix, including freezing rain, could add to the road concerns for this morning, along with the strong sustained northerly winds that could reach 25-35 miles per hour, with gusts of 40-50 mph possible.
  • Beijing Lodges Protest Over Chinese Nationals Indicted for Cyberespionage in US

    Beijing Lodges Protest Over Chinese Nationals Indicted for Cyberespionage in US

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    The indictment claims the pair worked for the Huaying Haitai Science and Technology Development Company in Tianjin and acted in association with the Chinese Ministry of State Security's bureau in the north-eastern port city. "This is conduct that hurts American businesses, American jobs, and American consumers". The indictments of the two hackers came less than two months after USA indicted 10 Chinese also linked to APT10, including two intelligence officers, over a five-year scheme to ...
  • Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Aiming To Reduce Mass Incarceration

    Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Aiming To Reduce Mass Incarceration

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    One element of the bill would make retroactive the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act, which altered sentencing guidelines to treat crack and powder cocaine offenses equally. States - which shoulder much of the burden - have been grappling with ways to address their bulging inmate populations. "While many assume that broad criminal justice reforms would automatically reduce racial disparities that have become so pervasive in the justice system, data tell us this simply is not the case", they wrote .
  • Luis Gutierrez: Trump's border policies would have killed Jesus

    Luis Gutierrez: Trump's border policies would have killed Jesus

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    The recent arrival of a caravan of Central American migrants at the USA southern border brought fresh attention to asylum-seekers, particularly after a clash between protesters and Border Patrol agents. Only about 9 percent of people are actually granted asylum. "We've worked on child exploitation, including very unfortunate new crimes which are live distance abuse where somebody goes online and directs an abuser on how to abuse a child as they watch".
  • US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to step down

    US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to step down

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    Menedez continued: "Clearly, Secretary Mattis" resignation was prompted by the President's flawed and hasty decision to withdraw our troops from Syria. "All of us should be concerned at this time ". Trump has warned European allies that Washington could withdraw its support unless they boost defense spending.
  • GOP senators meeting with Trump over shutdown

    GOP senators meeting with Trump over shutdown

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    The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a spending bill that would fund the government through February 8, 2019 and includes more than $5 billion for border security. 'Remember this back in January? In 2017, Senate Republicans "went nuclear" to sidestep a Democratic filibuster and confirm conservative U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
  • Ukrainian priests rile Moscow with moves to set up independent Orthodox Church

    Ukrainian priests rile Moscow with moves to set up independent Orthodox Church

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    On Saturday, a "unification council" was held in Kiev, at which the "metropolitan" of the non-canonical church structure, Epiphany Dumenko, was elected head of the "new church". Last month, the synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate gathered in Istanbul in a bid to approve an official tomos , granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church autocephaly.
  • Theresa May announces when MPs will vote on Brexit deal

    Theresa May announces when MPs will vote on Brexit deal

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    A clip of Jeremy Corbyn making the comment is being shared widely on social media and appears to show Jeremy Corbyn mouthing the words "stupid woman" at Theresa May . Mr Corbyn could be seen saying something under his breath in response. Mr Corbyn insisted he was completely opposed to the use of sexist or misogynist language.
  • Russia to move troops into new barracks on disputed islands near Japan

    Russia to move troops into new barracks on disputed islands near Japan

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    Speaking on condition of anonymity, he said: "This misunderstanding is that (we are) trying to convert the two Izumo-class destroyers into full-fledged aircraft carriers, on which the F-35B aircraft will be permanently embarked, and the function of the Izumo-class destroyers will be to serve as full-fledged aircraft carriers".
  • USA mulling complete withdrawal of troops from Syria

    USA mulling complete withdrawal of troops from Syria

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    The Trump administration will soon withdraw all of the approximately 2,000 American troops from Syria, a USA official said Wednesday as President Donald Trump declared victory in the mission to defeat Islamic State militants there. "Mr. Erdogan steadfastly opposed the American partnership with Kurdish forces in Syria that he views as a terrorist force intent on destabilizing Turkey ".
  • North korea condemns U.S sanctions on nuclear deal

    North korea condemns U.S sanctions on nuclear deal

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    The presidential Blue House on Thursday quoted senior presidential adviser Yoon Young-chan as telling reporters the previous day that Kim's visit this year was "difficult". If Washington believes the policy of increased sanctions and pressure would force the North to give up its nuclear weapons, "it will count as greatest miscalculation, and it will block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever", the statement added.
  • Labour calls May no confidence vote over Brexit vote timing

    Labour calls May no confidence vote over Brexit vote timing

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    But wait - after the prime minister had sat down, Mr Corbyn was up again, saying he would go ahead with his no-confidence plan regardless. Meanwhile, she faces the threat from Labour of a no-confidence motion in her as prime minister, if she fails to set a date for the delayed MPs' vote on her proposed Brexit deal.
  • Banks Calls Trump's Demand For Border Wall Funding A

    Banks Calls Trump's Demand For Border Wall Funding A "Reasonable Request"

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    She said the Constitution gives lawmakers in the House the responsibility to bring impeachment charges against those guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. Journalists are expressing skepticism over this claim, Benson wrote , because Republicans who lost may not want to come back to Washington for what may be symbolic votes, some are mad at Trump for ridiculing them after they lost, and the leverage House passage is said to provide may not amount to all that much.
  • Japan restaurant explosion: More than 40 injured

    Japan restaurant explosion: More than 40 injured

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    The explosion happened at 8.30pm on Sunday local time (11.30am United Kingdom time) in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's main northern island of Hokkaido. Police officers kept people from approaching the damaged building because of the fear of more explosions. Some residents told reporters they thought the blast was an natural disaster.
  • Trump was in the room during hush money negotiations

    Trump was in the room during hush money negotiations

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    Prosecutors claimed Cohen paid adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 (£103,000) and helped to arrange a $150,000 (£119,000) payment to Karen McDougal , a former Playboy model, so they would keep quiet about their past relationships with Mr Trump.
  • James Comey to testify again before House Judiciary Committee

    James Comey to testify again before House Judiciary Committee

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    Comey , who was sacked by Trump in May 2017 while he was leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election and possible Trump campaign collusion, made his remarks after his second appearance this month before two House of Representatives committees.
  • Michael Cohen Says Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Were Wrong

    Michael Cohen Says Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Were Wrong

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    Regarding a separate federal inquiry into hush-money payments by Trump to two women alleging sexual encounters with him, Giuliani said they did not violate federal election law because, he said, they were meant to help Trump avoid embarrassing his family - not to influence the 2016 election.
  • Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

    Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

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    Mr Wickremesinghe refused to accept the sacking and challenged it in a court and in the Parliament. The UNP had proved on three occasions, no-confidence votes against Rajapaksa, that it had a majority, but each time they were ignored by Sirisena.
  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian after alleged vehicular attack

    Israeli forces kill Palestinian after alleged vehicular attack

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    Al-Manar correspondent said that the operation was carried out by Palestinian attacker who managed to flee the scene of the shooting. "They think they can uproot us from our land, they will not succeed", Mr Netanyahu said in a statement. In Thursday's attack, a gunman got out of his auto and opened fire on soldiers and others outside a settlement in the central West Bank, killing two and seriously injuring another two Israelis before fleeing.