Senator shows talking stick from shutdown deal

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 17:00
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) shows CNN's Chris Cuomo the "talking stick" that was used during government shutdown negotiations.
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Conservative pundit dodges CNN anchor's questions

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:51
CNN's Alisyn Camerota and former political director Matt Schlapp debate over reports President Trump's lawyer paid a porn star in exchange for silence about an alleged affair.
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Tillerson to present U.S. strategy on Syria to European, Arab allies

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:45
PARIS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will give an outline of the United States' strategy to stabilize Syria and push ahead with a political solution when he holds talks with close allies in Paris on Tuesday, Western and Arab diplomats said.
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North Korea, U.S. clash at disarmament forum

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:42
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it had a "powerful and reliable" nuclear deterrent to thwart any attack and accused the United States of deploying military assets nearby under the pretext of ensuring security at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
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Governor slow to correct the false missile alert because he forgot his Twitter password

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:29
When Hawaii pushed out a ballistic missile alert earlier this month, Gov. David Ige knew within two minutes it was a false alarm. But he couldn't hop on Twitter and tell everybody -- because he didn't know his password.
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U.N. urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations to ensure safeguards

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:27
PALONG KHALI, Bangladesh/NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations and the inability of aid agencies to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands who fled bloodshed at home.
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Britain's May slaps down foreign minister over health funds

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:25
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May slapped down her foreign minister on Tuesday after he demanded more funding for Britain's public health service, telling him any discussion of money saved from Brexit should be kept private.
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Analysis: One big question Pence didn't answer about Stormy Daniels

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 16:21
On Monday in Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence was asked about porn star Stormy Daniels and her alleged relationship with President Donald Trump.
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Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:57
Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday, marking his last major official engagement in the city on his trip to the Middle East.
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Catalan separatist leader stays vague on possible return, Spain on alert

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:52
MADRID/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Spanish authorities are monitoring borders to make sure that fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not sneak back into Spain to take up the presidency of the regional parliament again, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
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U.N. says Congo forces targeted its officials during deadly protests

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:50
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. monitors were among the targets of violence by Congolese security agents who used deadly force to disperse protests organized by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. human rights spokeswoman said.
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Opinion: Ginsburg understands oppression

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:41
There is a misconception by some that women of the #MeToo movement relish their characterization as victims. This thinking goes that they were waiting for their chance to board the proverbial bandwagon for 15 minutes of fame -- an approach that is patronizing at best. The truth of the matter is, women acknowledging their membership in this undesirable club is nothing more than an acknowledgment of how deep the roots of oppression can run in a country whose historical soil is fertilized with inequality.
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Turkey says seeks no clash with U.S., Russia, but will pursue Syria goals

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:38
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with U.S., Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday, the fourth day of an air and ground offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria.
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Nassar survivor: I can't go to doctor alone anymore

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:32
Athletes Kaylee Lorincz and Sterling Riethan, who will make statements about their experiences with Dr. Larry Nassar, say he was a "master manipulator" and that they were "brainwashed" to trust him.
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Police sought Secrets Act probe of Reuters reporters an hour after their arrest

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:02
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police sought permission from the nation's president to go ahead with an investigation into whether two Reuters journalists had breached the Official Secrets Act only an hour after arresting them last month, a Yangon court heard on Tuesday.
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Timing of Trump peace plan depends on Palestinians -Pence

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 15:01
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the timing of a long-awaited U.S. Middle East peace initiative depends on the return of Palestinians to negotiations.
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Spanish authorities on alert for any bid by exiled Catalan leader to return

Reuters - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 14:54
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities are monitoring borders to make sure that fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not sneak back into Spain to take up the presidency of the regional parliament again, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
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Nurse charged with 97 more murders

Associated Press - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 14:50
A German nurse who allegedly killed his victims out of boredom has been charged with 97 murders, potentially making him one of the country's deadliest serial killers.
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