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Amy Klobuchar Launches Bid For The Presidency

Amy Klobuchar Launches Bid For The Presidency In her announcement, Klobuchar recalled how her grandfather worked 1,500 feet underground in the mines of northern Minnesota's Iron Range. Klobuchar says she's heading next to Wisconsin and Iowa. But with a message of unity and Minnesota grit, Klobuchar said she was up to the task. Leaders of the Minnesota Republican Party frequently criticize her as an overly cautious politician who plays it ... [Full Article...]

At least 17 dead in New Delhi hotel fire

At least 17 dead in New Delhi hotel fire Their medical conditions were not immediately known. While the Delhi government ordered a magisterial probe, home minister Satyendar Jain said he has directed the fire department to inspect buildings which are five-storied or more and submit a report within a week. [Full Article...]

Trump's Trip To El Paso: A Look At Immigration From The Border

Trump's Trip To El Paso: A Look At Immigration From The Border The aide said none of the money would be for a "wall", which Trump has been touting since he launched his campaign for president in 2016. "I have been watching when they have been trying to say, 'Oh, the wall didn't make up much [difference], well you take a look at what they did with the past crimes and how they made them from very serious to much less serious, you take a look at what the real ... [Full Article...]

WEATHER WATCH: Quiet, calm Monday; Winter storm on the way for Tuesday

WEATHER WATCH: Quiet, calm Monday; Winter storm on the way for Tuesday Snow is expected to begin early Tuesday morning. Snowfall accumulations of up to two inches possible. Then, from rain to sleet and snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning . drizzle/sleet mixes in south.High: 33.Wind: Bec. There is a winter weather advisory in effect for parts of Northeast Ohio. "You've got storm after storm sliding down the sweet spot to produce low-level snow", sa... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan oil ventures' accounts shifted to Russia's Gazprombank

Venezuelan oil ventures' accounts shifted to Russia's Gazprombank Maduro and his " corrupt regime " has been backed into a corner and will soon crumble, with or without outside help, because 90 percent of the population are fed up and want change - and the army will soon too side with Venezuelan people, Guaido claimed. [Full Article...]

Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to be released by Thai authorities

Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi set to be released by Thai authorities An official from the Thai attorney general's office, Chatchom Akapin, said on Monday Bahrain had requested the case be dropped after it had sought his extradition. However the former global player was actually live on TV playing for his country when the offences were said to have occurred. "They blindfolded me", he told the Times in 2016. [Full Article...]

Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar apologises over accusations of anti-semitic remarks

Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar apologises over accusations of anti-semitic remarks Starnes noted the "bipartisan outrage" following Omar's criticism of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ( AIPAC ), including from former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. "Bad form, Congresswoman. That's the second ant-Semitic trope you've tweeted". But the tweet was swiftly condemned by high-profile figures on both sides of the aisle, including a former US ambassador to Israel and Che... [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian force to start 'final battle' against IS enclave

Backed Syrian force to start 'final battle' against IS enclave The SDF had handled the last 10 days "patiently" as more than 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the besieged IS enclave, Bali said. Bali said heavy fighting was going on inside Baghouz on Sunday, adding that an ISIL counterattack was foiled early in the day. [Full Article...]

Thailand Puzzles Over Political Surprises From Royals

Thailand Puzzles Over Political Surprises From Royals The party issued a statement after King Maha Vajiralongkorn criticized the candidacy of Princess Ubolratana on Friday night, calling it " highly inappropriate ". "Thank you for all the love and encouragement", the princess, who gave up her royal titles to marry a foreigner, said in a typically colourful Instagram post on Friday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker tells lawmakers he hasn't interfered in Mueller investigation

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker tells lawmakers he hasn't interfered in Mueller investigation Doug Collins , the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee , called the hearing a "dog and pony show" and criticised Democrats for disclosing derogatory information about Whitaker's business dealings hours before the hearing. Critics have said they anxious about a hand-picked advocate for the White House sitting at the pinnacle of the Justice Department as it continues an inquiry that c... [Full Article...]

Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down

Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down The latest accusation against Fairfax comes two days after Vanessa Tyson , a 42-year-old political science professor, said publicly that Fairfax sexually assaulted her in a Boston hotel room during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. While addressing the controversy over the photo of people in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe on his medical school yearbook, Northam said, "Well, it has bee... [Full Article...]

Most Democrats from Virginia delegation call on Fairfax to resign

Most Democrats from Virginia delegation call on Fairfax to resign Northam spent the week in seclusion after a racist picture on the personal page of his medical school yearbook was discovered. After his freakish news conference last Saturday, where he flip-flopped on whether he was in the racist yearbook photo but admitted to dressing in blackface at another time , Northam huddled with top aides in Virginia's executive mansion. [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President According to multiple sources familiar with the plans, Kennedy - a former student of Warren's - will introduce Warren and in part discuss why he believes Warren's record on economic issues will set her apart from the rest of the field from Lawrence , Massachusetts. [Full Article...]

Eerie photo sums up humanitarian crisis facing starving Venezuela

Eerie photo sums up humanitarian crisis facing starving Venezuela The visa revocations come amid Washington's continued diplomatic and economic push to force Maduro to cede power to National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president on January 23. Last week Reuters reported that senior United States government officials are in direct talks with the country's military to convince them to back Guaido, who has offered soldiers amnest... [Full Article...]

Migrant caravan still held up in Mexican border shelter

Migrant caravan still held up in Mexican border shelter In his State of the Union address Tuesday, Trump cited El Paso as once having "extremely high rates of violent crime ". Shelby declined to detail Trump's requirements, and he did not say whether the president had agreed to accept less than the $5.7 billion he's been demanding to build new steel walls along the U.S. [Full Article...]

These top Virginia Democrats are imperilled by scandals

These top Virginia Democrats are imperilled by scandals Aides to Scott maintain that he was not made aware at that point about an alleged sexual assault in 2004 involving Fairfax. Tyson described herself as a "proud Democrat ", whose only interest was to refute the "falsehoods and aspersions of my character", she wrote. [Full Article...]

Matthew Whitaker to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee at 9:30am ET

Matthew Whitaker to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee at 9:30am ET Remember: President Nixon made White House audio recordings of his conversations with his closest aides . "There has been no event.that has required me to take any action, and I have not interfered in any way" with Mueller's probe. NBC called it an "extraordinary move" for Whitaker to cut off Nadler. "I'm here voluntarily. I agreed to five-minute rounds". He talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about... [Full Article...]

Jamal Khashoggi murder: No closure without body, says fiancee

Jamal Khashoggi murder: No closure without body, says fiancee Trump has resisted efforts in the US Congress to rebuke the Saudis, pointing to weapons sales as an important source of US jobs. When al-Qahtani, who US intelligence says was the ringleader of the murder, warned the prince that targeting Khashoggi could create an global uproar, he was told Saudi Arabia should not care about worldwide reaction to how it deals with its own citizens. [Full Article...]

Taliban says USA promised to halve its troops in Afghanistan by April

Taliban says USA promised to halve its troops in Afghanistan by April The two-day talks is the first time a Taliban delegation has officially met with senior Afghan politicians, although the participants were not representing the government. "If they (Taliban) return and impose restrictions on women , we will not accept that", Mashal Roshan, a coordinator from the Kabul-based women's network, told AFP. [Full Article...]

Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee footballer:The Asahi Shimbun

Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee footballer:The Asahi Shimbun Football Federation Australia yesterday announced that it had scrapped the game against China, a scheduled warm-up ahead of next month's qualifiers for the Asian Under-23 Championships. After being sentenced by Bahrain to 10 years' jail in absentia, al-Araibi fled in 2014 and was later granted refugee status by Australia and lives in Melbourne. [Full Article...]


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