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by | January 15, 2019 | 03:37

Besides immigration , his platform so far highlights Medicare for all , universal access to a prekindergarten education and higher taxes for corporations and wealthier Americans to generate funds for domestic needs. Castro entered the political spotlight when he was elected San Antonio mayor in 2009. "I have this heart for Julian. That's going to change", he said.

by | January 15, 2019 | 02:40

Trump said in his opening remarks. They say they've been hurt by low commodity prices and the shutdown. The latest skirmish in the president's fraught relationship with the spoken word occurred Monday, when Trump traveled to New Orleans to address the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention amid the ongoing government shutdown.

by | January 15, 2019 | 02:08

In an interview with The New York Times last week, King took the time to defend white nationalism. In a similar period following the publication of Rep. But... "But.Nazis were socialists & Leftists are socialists". Scott went on to discuss incidents of white supremacy, including the white supremacist who recently killed two black people in a parking lot in Kentucky; the rally in Charlottsville, 18 months ago, when white nationalists killed a white woman with a vehicle and "severely ...

by | January 15, 2019 | 01:42

Temperatures are expected to reach freezing point overnight from Wednesday and could plunge as low as -3C on Thursday. January 23 - Rain / snow showers. "The week beginning Monday, January 21, there is a stronger signal of it getting colder, that would increase the risk of snow across the United Kingdom".

by | January 15, 2019 | 01:40

The dismal December trade readings suggest China's economy may have lost more momentum late in the year than earlier thought, despite a slew of growth boosting measures in recent months ranging from higher infrastructure spending to tax cuts.

by | January 15, 2019 | 01:17

Speaking from her own experience as a child kidnapping victim, Smart offered advice to Jayme on Monday - just days after the teen was found safe near Gordon, Wisconsin . They also told us about what it's like to finally have her home. "It appears he concealed her from other people . his friends", Fitzgerald said. Ten minutes after Jayme was found, Patterson was pulled over and arrested.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:59

The Iranian army said only one person - a flight engineer - of the 16 people onboard was found alive, and taken to hospital. The airplane departed from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, carrying cargo and 16 people, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:53

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was present at this particular meeting, though he has not elaborated beyond a brief readout. John Dowd he flat out lie to you when you or not to you but the President said am I a target of this investigation.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:56

The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, Juan Guaido, who said on Friday that he was prepared to step into the presidency temporarily to replace Maduro. The head of the Organization of American States, Secretary-General Luis Almagro, responded quickly, sending out a tweet recognising Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:51

Members of Congress tell Politico on and off the record that Ocasio-Cortez will have an ineffective legislative career if she continues to criticize party leadership. Jeffries is the new Democratic Caucus chair. "The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law". "There's a difference between being an activist and a lawmaker in Congress".

by | January 15, 2019 | 00:46

While reviewing the appeal, Liaoning province's high court argued that the Canadian had been part of an worldwide drug smuggling operation and ruled that the initial punishment was too lenient, considering the crimes that he had committed. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized the ruling, which comes as relations have strained between the two countries following the arrest of a senior executive from the Chinese tech firm Huawei in Vancouver last month.

by | January 14, 2019 | 08:41

Israel has traditionally refrained from publicizing military operations against Iranian-linked targets on its northern front, but has been lifting the veil in recent days, a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tension with Syria's big-power backer, Russia.

by | January 14, 2019 | 07:40

Unnamed US officials told The Wall Street Journal that Mr Bolton's hawkish response to the September attack "rattled" the Pentagon and state department. Relations between Tehran and Washington are highly fraught following Trump's decision in May to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and to reimpose sanctions, including on Iran's vital oil sector.

by | January 14, 2019 | 07:12

President Donald Trump's announcement last month that he had made a decision to withdraw the 2,000 United States troops there stunned allies who have joined Washington in the battle against ISIS militants in Syria . "We will not compromise", Erdoğan said. Turkey has recently warned that it would launch combat operations across its southern border into northeastern Syria against Kurdish forces who have been allied with the U.S.in the fight against ISIS.

by | January 14, 2019 | 06:27

There remains no detailed record, even in classified files, of face-to-face meetings between Trump and Putin from five locations over the past two years, the report said. Sanders called the report "absurd". Asked whether he'd like Congress to investigate the matter, including potentially calling the president's translator to testify, McCarthy said, "I'd like the president to be able to build these relationships".

by | January 14, 2019 | 05:45

While declaring a national emergency is not completely off the table, Trump backed away from his threat Friday, saying he'd rather work it out with Congress. That followed unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners rising to 7.7 percent on Saturday - more than double the 3.2 percent rate of a year ago - as frozen pay cheques for staff at nine government agencies began to have a notable effect.

by | January 14, 2019 | 03:55

There was no sign of Jayme until she was found "skinny and dirty" on Thursday by a dog walker in a town 65 miles away from her home. That just came in on our tipline, ' Baron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerland said. Patterson took such measures as shaving his head beforehand to avoid leaving evidence at the scene, the sheriff said. "Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", Fitzgerald said.

by | January 14, 2019 | 03:27

The top US diplomat said he was "optimistic" that Kurds who fought alongside USA forces against the Islamic State group in Syria are not threatened by pledges from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch military operations against what he terms Kurdish " terrorists ".

by | January 14, 2019 | 02:59

The Chinese foreign ministry said it was "greatly concerned" by the reports , and urged Poland to handle the case "justly". Former Polish intelligence agent, identified as Piotr D by state television network TVP, was also arrested in connection with the charges of spying on behalf of the People's Republic of China .

by | January 14, 2019 | 02:16

Governor DeSantis campaigned on cleaning the state's waterways and in his first week in office he issued an executive order taking a stance against fracking and offshore drilling, giving the Department of Environmental protection and scientists a larger role in mitigating algal blooms and promising $2.5 billion for Everglades restoration.

by | January 14, 2019 | 00:15

She said she did not know where she was or anything about Gordon, and Peter Kasinkas said she was quiet and her emotions were "pretty flat". "Jayme was the champion that finally said enough is enough", Fitzgerald said. He also went to "great efforts" to avoid leaving any traces of himself at the crime scene, Fitzgerald said - including shaving his head so he wouldn't leave hair behind.

by | January 14, 2019 | 00:14

Donald Trump has said he "couldn't care less" after a series of bombshell reports over the weekend shed further light on his relationship with Vladimir Putin . Investigators have examined key episodes such as Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and his fury over the recusal from the investigation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

by | January 14, 2019 | 00:14

President Donald Trump said yesterday he would not declare a national emergency "right now" to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the USA government, all but guaranteeing that he will preside over the longest shutdown in US history.

by | January 14, 2019 | 00:06

According to the National Weather Service reports, the state of Missouri is the worst hit with more than a foot of snow. Four to 6 inches are predicted for Washington and 2 to 3 inches for Baltimore, they said . 2 spot - of all time if that happens. Between 5 to 10 inches of snow is expected to fall in the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday. "More cancellations are likely on Saturday and Sunday", airport officials said.

by | January 12, 2019 | 06:59

Three people were killed and almost two dozen injured when an OC Transpo bus slammed into a bus shelter at Westboro station at the start of Friday afternoon rush hour. An obviously distressed woman was seen being wheeled away from the bus on a stretcher by paramedics. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson offered his sympathy on Twitter saying, "Our hearts and condolences go out to all those injured, those who lost their lives as well as to their families".

by | January 12, 2019 | 06:56

But Trump's activities prior to and in the aftermath of Comey's firing in May 2017 - in particular his linking of the firing to the Russian Federation investigation - helped spur the investigation's counterintelligence aspect, the Times reported .

by | January 12, 2019 | 06:39

Trump , a Republican, and Democrats in the U.S. Congress are at an impasse, as refuses to end the longest shutdown in federal government history until he secures $5.6 billion to build a wall along the country's southern border. Any job that requires workers to have at least a bachelor's degree falls under the H-1B for specialty occupations. It was unclear what Trump meant by a "potential path to citizenship" for H-1B visa holders, who already are eligible to be sponsored by their employers ...

by | January 12, 2019 | 06:26

Tulsi, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said her campaign platform will address health care, climate change, and criminal justice reform. Gabbard positioned herself as one of President Barack Obama's fiercest critics over his handling of the so-called Islamic State . She says she no longer holds those views on the issue.

by | January 12, 2019 | 05:53

Veterans of the Democratic establishment, unsettled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's lack of deference to seniority and party unity, have cautioned the freshman lawmaker to direct her potent social-media attacks toward Republicans rather than centrist Democrats.

by | January 12, 2019 | 05:12

A few flurries lingering around this morning, otherwise a cold start to your Friday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Alleghany, Caswell, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. High of 32. However, an area of up to 6 inches of accumulation can occur with up to 12 inches possible. WINTRY WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The appropriate wintry feel stays for the weekend, and we're still tracking the possibility for a little snow.

by | January 12, 2019 | 04:49

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of NY have implicated, but not charged, the president in the deals reached in the closing weeks of the 2016 election, alleging in court filings that Cohen acted "in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump.

by | January 12, 2019 | 04:19

Meanwhile, Rep. Steve Scalise, the Republican whip, argued Democrats who say the situation at the border is a "fabricated crisis" are operating in a "denial of reality". The federal pay period is scheduled to end on January 11. "There's pressure on everybody as this drags on, and it really gets down to the point of chicken in terms of who is going to blink first", Johnson said.

by | January 12, 2019 | 04:11

The AP, citing a US defense official, also reported that the pullout thus far has involved only equipment and not the estimated 2,000 USA troops believed to be in Syria. Trump's decision to withdraw all of the 2,000 U.S. troops from the war-torn country prompted shockwaves among USA senior officials and United States allies in December.

by | January 12, 2019 | 04:09

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, arrived in Thailand on Saturday and was initially denied entry. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room , attracting global attention. Thailand, which is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, has a mixed history of handling asylum seekers. It is not clear why the Australian option fell through, and the United Nations switched to Canada.

by | January 12, 2019 | 04:02

Huawei issued a statement from its Chinese headquarters saying it was aware of the situation in Poland and was looking into it. While one was identified as the Huawei employee, the other was described as a Polish citizen and former security official.