• Crews responding to fire following reports of small plane crash near LA
Crews responding to fire following reports of small plane crash near LA

Video showed airplane parts scattered on the ground and on rooftops. It was unclear if they were in the house or the plane. Seventy-two fire fighters attended the scene alongside local police, with the investigation into the crash still ongoing.

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  • Governor refuses to quit over racism row
Governor refuses to quit over racism row

The Virginian-Pilot posted the Democratic governor's official statement and confirmation that he is one of the individuals in a photo and was "in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive". He said the school was convening an "urgent meeting" of senior leadership and board members. "I believe you deserve to hear directly from me". "We recogn...

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  • We won't invade North Korea: US envoy
We won't invade North Korea: US envoy

Numerous intelligence chiefs' findings have been interpreted as contradicting Trump's foreign policy positions - including their view that North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear stockpiles and that the Islamic State remains a serious threat in Syria .

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  • Trump to Call on Democrats to ‘Heal,’ and Bashes Pelosi Over Wall
Trump to Call on Democrats to ‘Heal,’ and Bashes Pelosi Over Wall

Democrats have proposed billions of dollars for border security, but no money for a wall. Timothy Ballard, CEO of Operation Underground Railroad and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen listen as President Trump speaks during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Feb.

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  • U.S. Senate rebukes Trump over Syria troop withdrawal
U.S. Senate rebukes Trump over Syria troop withdrawal

Trump said earlier on Thursday he would bring American troops home if a peace deal were reached to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. About Syria the president said soon the ISIS Caliphate will be completely destroyed and Washington to watch the happenings closely and so it is the right time to start withdrawing troops.

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  • Mystery illness sees Canada halve its Cuba embassy staff
Mystery illness sees Canada halve its Cuba embassy staff

The statement indicated that the number of diplomatic staff in Cuba would be cut in half. "A further reduction in the (Canadian embassy) footprint is deemed to be the appropriate response", an official told reporters, according to Reuters .

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  • These Billionaires Really Hate Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Tax Billionaires
These Billionaires Really Hate Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Tax Billionaires

Former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz looks out at the audience during the kickoff event of a book promotion tour on Monday in NY. "The question I think we all should be asking ourselves is at a time in America when there's so much evidence that our political system is broken, that both parties at the extreme are not representing ...

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  • Ice and snow to follow colder night as big freeze continues
Ice and snow to follow colder night as big freeze continues

A spokeswoman said: "Snow showers over northern Scotland and eastern England will also start to affect parts of western United Kingdom during Friday evening and night". The Met Office has said there will be some sunny spells this morning with cloudy conditions moving in by the afternoon. Snow and ice is expected in the Highlands, Grampian, Cent...

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  • NJ Senator Cory Booker Announces He is Running for President
NJ Senator Cory Booker Announces He is Running for President

Booker , the Times attempts to convince its readership, is really a lot like another " pioneering" figure who successfully defeated the Republicans twice. Unlike some of his fellow Democrats in the ever-widening primary field, including his Senate colleague and friend Kirsten Gillibrand , Booker launched his campaign without an exploratory phase.

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  • Pelosi: ‘There Will Not Be Any Wall Money’ in Border Security Legislation
Pelosi: ‘There Will Not Be Any Wall Money’ in Border Security Legislation

The bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers held a public session on Wednesday with the goal of producing a deal in about a week so it could be voted on by both chambers by the deadline. "More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country", Trump...

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  • Christie's Memoir: Heavy on Kushner Criticism, Light on Gubernatorial Record
Christie's Memoir: Heavy on Kushner Criticism, Light on Gubernatorial Record

It the latest salvo in a feud between Christie, a longtime friend of Trump, and Kushner, Trump's son-in-law. Christie alleged that Kushner has held a grudge on him since he served as a federal attorney, and prosecuted a case against Jared's father for tax evasion and witness tampering.

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  • Schumer asks intel chiefs to educate Trump after 'extraordinarily inappropriate' criticism
Schumer asks intel chiefs to educate Trump after 'extraordinarily inappropriate' criticism

Haspel also said Iran's leadership is assessing whether it should continue to abide by the nuclear agreement - "we do see them debating among themselves as they've failed to realize the economic benefits they hoped for from the deal". A day after ridiculing his top intelligence officials as "passive and naive" and claiming they were ignorant ab...

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  • Trump Says He will Let Justice Department Decide Handling of Mueller Report
Trump Says He will Let Justice Department Decide Handling of Mueller Report

Mueller is leading a probe into Russia's purported meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether Trump or his campaign colluded with the Kremlin. The tweet was made in October past year on @HackingRedstone. You can view all the files Mueller had about the [Internet Research Agency] and Russian collusion .

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  • U.S. Formally C‌harg‌e‌s Huawei and CFO with Fraud, Obstruction and Conspiracy
U.S. Formally C‌harg‌e‌s Huawei and CFO with Fraud, Obstruction and Conspiracy

In a separate case, the Justice Department said Huawei stole robotic technology from T-Mobile. Prosecutors say Huawei did business in Iran through a Hong Kong company called Skycom Tech Co (星通技術) and Meng misled USA banks into believing the two companies were separate.

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  • Bolton's notes raise questions on U.S. military plans amid Venezuela tensions
Bolton's notes raise questions on U.S. military plans amid Venezuela tensions

Bolton was in the briefing room alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to announce new sanctions on the Venezuelan oil industry, aimed at forcing out President Nicolás Maduro from power, though no mention of sending us troops to Colombia was mentioned.

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  • Experts flag impact of latest U.S. -Taliban talks
Experts flag impact of latest U.S. -Taliban talks

He said the deal could lead to a full pullout of USA troops in return for a cease-fire and Taliban talks with the Afghan government. Still, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday called on the Taliban to "begin serious talks" with his government and reach a "speedy peace", warning that a deal without Kabul's involvement could lead to "ca...

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  • United Kingdom lawmakers vying to put their stamp on Brexit
United Kingdom lawmakers vying to put their stamp on Brexit

Mrs May's spokesman said she aims to return to the Commons "as soon as possible" with a revised deal which will be subject to a "meaningful vote " by MPs following further talks in Brussels. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Duncan Smith said today that the proposal was "the best hope we've got". A series of votes on the amendments ...

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  • 10000 march in Paris against 'yellow vest' extremism
10000 march in Paris against 'yellow vest' extremism

Police used tear gas on demonstrators at the iconic Bastille Plaza, some of whom hurled missiles in response. Triggered by some of the images, which captured "Yellow Vest" members in action during the first week of countrywide demonstrations last November, Werner said he rallied up members to counter some of the more radical anti-government pro...

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  • Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'
Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'

Whitaker was installed as acting attorney general in November, after Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Special counsel Robert Mueller , foreground, arrives at the U.S. Trump has nominated William Barr to serve as the next attorney general. Mueller's probe began in May of 2017 and has resulted in criminal charges against a number o...

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  • Steve Martin Plays an Unhinged Roger Stone on SNL
Steve Martin Plays an Unhinged Roger Stone on SNL

It was after that release that a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone to find out about any other upcoming leaks and what other information WikiLeaks had on Clinton, prosecutors said in Mueller's new indictment .

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  • Another winter storm on the way Monday
Another winter storm on the way Monday

By Sunday night and Monday, another cold front will arrive with a chance for 5 to 10 inches of snow in the mountains and 1 to 3 inches of snow for Denver. Record cold will move in by Monday night. Winds coming from the southwest at 30 km/h and gusting to 50 near noon. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in c...

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  • Yellow warning for snow issued in Sussex
Yellow warning for snow issued in Sussex

A blanket of snow is expected to fall this week as Britons shiver on through a deep chill. Writing on social media the forecaster said: "A yellow severe weather warning for snow has been issued for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for southeast England".

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  • Pelosi officially disinvites Trump from the State of the Union
Pelosi officially disinvites Trump from the State of the Union

US President Donald Trump leads a discussion on immigration proposals with conservative leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, US, January 23, 2019 . "She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date". Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen responded by assuring that DHS and Secret Service...

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  • Trump doubts lawmakers can reach acceptable border security deal
Trump doubts lawmakers can reach acceptable border security deal

Trump seems girded for battle, sending out a series of online messages that foreshadowed the upcoming fight with lawmakers. "BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!" he tweeted . "He does take this very seriously", he added. That brought to a close the longest shutdown of the federal government in US history. Trump "found out that Pelosi is no pushov...

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  • Pressure on Venezuela's Maduro with opposition amnesty offer, protests
Pressure on Venezuela's Maduro with opposition amnesty offer, protests

Earlier this week, the United States declared support for Guaido , with Vice President Mike Pence calling Maduro "a dictator with no legitimate claim to power". Vladimir Davydov, the academic director at the Institute of Latin America, told the Guardian that Russian Federation views Venezuela as its beachhead in Latin America and that the countr...

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