• Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview
Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview

The 1999 Duke team was one of the best teams in school history. Fairfax, a 39-year-old Democrat, won election in November alongside Northam, who has been fighting for his political survival since a 1984 yearbook surfaced that features a racist photo on a page dedicated to him.

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  • Trump sees no Xi meeting by tariff deadline, stoking trade worry
Trump sees no Xi meeting by tariff deadline, stoking trade worry

Trump is also uncertain whether there will be a meeting scheduled next month. Trump has vowed to increase USA tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 percent from 10 percent now if the two sides can not reach a deal by 12:01 a.m.

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  • Alaska Senators to vote for Trump's AG pick William Barr
Alaska Senators to vote for Trump's AG pick William Barr

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee told reporters this week that his panel has yet to see "anything" that would suggest the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. Bush, is expected to be confirmed in a vote that could come as early as next week. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and R...

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  • Thai princess running for prime minister in historic first
Thai princess running for prime minister in historic first

In a day of high drama, junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha also declared his candidacy for premier, running for the pro-military Phalang Pracharat party, moments after the princess's announcement. Prayut, in sharp contrast, is a domineering, splenetic character - an autocratic former general who since he seized power has repressed the naturally rambun...

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  • Turkey, others to press for United Nations probe into Khashoggi killing
Turkey, others to press for United Nations probe into Khashoggi killing

Trials in Saudi Arabia can be shrouded in secrecy, she noted, insisting the Khashoggi case should be open to public scrutiny. Per the New York Times , a member of the administration said , "Consistent with the previous administration's position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his discretion to decline to act...

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  • Black Caucus again calls on Northam to resign
Black Caucus again calls on Northam to resign

Now the party will have to decide whether to stick with its principles or retain its political power. The scandal in Virginia "shows how vulnerable Democrats can become to these attacks", Republican strategist John Feehery said .

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to clap during Trump State of the Union
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to clap during Trump State of the Union

Archila's confrontation with Flake appeared to change the senator's mind, prompting him to call on his Republican colleagues to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation vote for one week to allow for an investigation into the sexual-assault allegations.

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  • Trump says summit with North Korea’s Kim will be in Hanoi
Trump says summit with North Korea’s Kim will be in Hanoi

Officials have said that there must first be tangible progress in denuclearization negotiations between the USA and the North so that Washington can ease sanctions and allow inter-Korean cooperation projects to move forward. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun returned to Seoul Friday having agreed to meet his DPRK counterpart...

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  • Storm Erik to bring heavy rain, damaging winds in Ireland, Scotland
Storm Erik to bring heavy rain, damaging winds in Ireland, Scotland

Storm Erik is here, and it has resulted in rain, gale force winds and a number of weather warnings. The slow moving low pressure continues to nudge NE wards overnight with bands of heavy rain, squally winds and hefty showers swirling around the storm.

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  • Caravan migrants stalled at Texas border eye other routes
Caravan migrants stalled at Texas border eye other routes

US lawmakers negotiating a deal with President Donald Trump on border security funding on Thursday said progress was being made, with Democratic Senator Jon Tester raising the possibility of a successful conclusion to talks as soon as Friday.

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  • Nadler Threatens to Subpoena Whitaker After Contentious Hearing
Nadler Threatens to Subpoena Whitaker After Contentious Hearing

Though clearly exasperated - he drew gasps and chuckles when he told the committee chairman that his five-minute time limit for questions was up - Whitaker nonetheless sought to assuage Democratic concerns by insisting he had never discussed the Mueller probe with Trump or other White House officials, and that there'd been no change in its "overa...

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  • How Fluffy the frozen cat was brought back from the dead
How Fluffy the frozen cat was brought back from the dead

The cat's owners said they came home to find Fluffy in a hard-packed snowbank, as though the animal had been sitting in one spot for a long time while the blowing snow drifted up around it. "I suspect that something traumatic happened", Clark said. The clinic said there were some signs of injury and they believe she couldn't get to her "warm spot...

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  • A Memory Stick Loaded With Photos Was Discovered in Frozen Seal Scat
A Memory Stick Loaded With Photos Was Discovered in Frozen Seal Scat

Browsing the content of the USB, it was quickly apparent the owner was also a marine mammal enthusiast with several photos of sea lions at Porpoise Bay in the Caitlins as well as a video of a seal and its offspring. Seal faeces, known as scat, is valuable for studying the health of leopard seals. Samples are frozen. This particular sample had bee...

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  • Is Peace with the Taliban Possible?
Is Peace with the Taliban Possible?

Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, who headed the Taliban delegation, made a rare appearance in front of global media besides a smiling Karzai. The Moscow talks also were expected to be attended by delegates from Afghan diasporas from the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Europe, as well as representatives from Iran and ...

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  • Donald Trump Speaks to Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
Donald Trump Speaks to Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Pompeo told the coalition that the planned withdrawal "is not a change in the mission" but a change in tactics against a group that should still be considered a menace. Earlier on Tuesday, General Joseph Votel, head of the military's Central Command, warned that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat. Pompeo also wanted to make sure other me...

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  • Tory group appointed to discuss Irish backstop options
Tory group appointed to discuss Irish backstop options

An emergency plan to relocate the royal family has been revived in the event of riots breaking out in London following a no-deal Brexit result next month. The plans would include Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh moved out of London to a secret location, which The Sunday Times said it has agreed not to disclose.

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  • Trump proposes new missile treaty with potential to include India
Trump proposes new missile treaty with potential to include India

While pointing the finger at Russia , US officials have voiced concern that the 1987 treaty does not constrain China , whose rapidly growing military relies on medium-range missiles as a core part of its defense strategy. coast, becoming 'the doomsday weapon.' Thus an attack on Russian Federation, will become a suicidal misadventure", the paper...

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  • Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote
Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote

Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday, according to CNN . Trump revealed his decision to withdraw all US forces from Syria in December, declaring that the USA had defeated Islamic State and no longer needed to deploy troops in Syria.

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  • Thick, heavy ice expected to plague Wednesday A.M. commuters
Thick, heavy ice expected to plague Wednesday A.M. commuters

The warmest temperatures of the day will be near -14°C and overnight lows will fall to near -20°C. Road conditions Wednesday morning could be dicey. Snow and strong winds may continue to affect the upper Midwest and northern and western Great Lakes. While Wednesday's high temperature is predicted to be just above zero, at 1 C, the wind chill co...

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  • Over 1,000 Evacuated by Floods in Northeast Australia
Over 1,000 Evacuated by Floods in Northeast Australia

Morrison on Tuesday visited a new housing estate where scores of homes had been inundated and one of the evacuation centers where more than 1,000 people are sheltering. One Twitter alert yesterday urged residents to scramble to higher ground. Rain was still coming on Monday as emergency workers used boats, choppers and tip-trucks to rescue well o...

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