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The Administration Says EPA's Climate Webpages Are Secure-For Now

The Administration Says EPA's Climate Webpages Are Secure-For Now

Energy Department employees were granted counseling. In the meantime, Tubb says it makes no sense for the EPA to be tweeting or putting out news releases that don't represent the Trump administration. Exactly what that means and what kind of slant the administration wants to put on the data is unclear. "The government has done a great job of collecting and maintaining climate change data on these websites located all across the federal government", scientist and activist Shaughnessy ... Read More

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Thumbing Nose At UN, Israel Approves Another Wave Of Illegal Expansion

Trump also said peace between Israel and the Palestinians could only be negotiated between the two parties, but Washington would work with Israel to achieve that goal. The Palestinians have said the move would kill any prospect for peace. The news came as Israel approved building permits Sunday for hundreds of homes in three East Jerusalem settlements in expectation that Trump will row back on the previous administration's criticism of such projects. Read More

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At least 11 dead in USA state — Georgia storms

At least 11 dead in USA state — Georgia storms

The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south MS, killing four people and injuring dozens. "The total debris clean-up will be weeks at this point", said Lee Smithson , of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Miller said two people died in Brooks County when an apparent tornado tossed a mobile home roughly 100 yards into the middle of a highway. Thunderstorms, strong winds, and high surf remain in the forecast through Wednesday for Florida and Georgia, according to the National ... Read More

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President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

Since then, it has been reinstated by every Republican president and rescinded by every Democratic president within their first few days in office. The fundraiser for Planned Parentood was held on the 44th anniversary of Roe v. The law contains an exception for cases of life endangerment, incest and rape. Ironically, the gag rule has been shown to increase abortion rates-particularly unsafe abortion rates-in areas that depend heavily on NGOs to provide needed reproductive health care. Read More

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Puppies found in Italy avalanche hotel boost hope for survivors

Puppies found in Italy avalanche hotel boost hope for survivors

Workers have painstakingly combed through the wreckage, mindful that shifts in the snow or the buried remains of the luxury Hotel Rigopiano in Penne, Italy , could cause air pockets to collapse. actor George Clooney, according to Italian media reports. Questions intensified, however, into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing the snowbound resort in the hours before the deadly avalanche. Read More

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Mexico says drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US

Mexico says drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US

Homeland Security Investigations said at the news conference. Now in his late 50s, he faces the possibility of life in a US prison. An indictment in NY accuses him of running a massive drug operation that employed thousands of people, laundered billions of dollars in profits back to Mexico and used hit men to carry out murders, kidnappings and acts of torture. Read More

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Texas jobs rose in December

Texas jobs rose in December

The unadjusted US rate was 4.5%, up slightly from a revised 4.4% in November, but down from 4.8% a year earlier. Since December 2015, the report showed, the state's labor force has netted 73,000 more people. Among other supersectors, professional and business services; other services; trade, transportation & utilities, information , construction and mining, and government lost jobs. Read More

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North Korea readies missiles on mobile launchers, report says

North Korea may be preparing to test a new enhanced type of intercontinental missile to coincide with Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, South Korean media have warned. Mr Cook said: "We would once again encourage North Korea not to engage in provocative actions that do nothing but destabilize the region". The Chosun Ilbo reported that North Korea may be moving the missiles somewhere for assembly, rather than for a road-mobile test. Read More

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Beijing ready to talk to resolve trade issues with US

Beijing ready to talk to resolve trade issues with US

She argued that China's Ministry of Commerce is likely very busy now. "That is the fact acknowledged by the global community and no one can change it". He threatened to slap a tariff of up to 45 percent on Chinese imports. The threat by Trump to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change, which was hailed as a major moment in China's ascent to real global influence, will have angered the Chinese, but China could now become the world's environmental champion. Read More

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Italy quake nightmare returns in deep mid-winter

The most powerful quake yesterday, which reached a magnitude 5 .7, struck near the hill town of Amatrice, some 100km northeast of Rome . Lone passenger films Northern Lights from 10km up in the sky Aryeh Nirenberg who found himself on an empty flight from NY to Reykjavik on New Year's Eve got a unprecedented front row seats to the northern lights. Read More

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Thousands demand lifting ban on bull-taming sport in India

Thousands demand lifting ban on bull-taming sport in India

As the festival with tradition of thousands of years, Tamil people organised the Jallikattu event as a token protest and also took out a small procession, he said. A-G Rohatgi said, "Sports fall within the domain of the State, it does not fall within the domain of the Centre". In May a year ago, the Congress in its manifesto for Tamil Nadu's Assembly polls said it supported the 2014 Supreme Court ban on the sport that some believe is cruel to bulls. Read More

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Obama says Trump should push Russian Federation on nukes

What is striking about that remark, Orlova says, is that Putin didn't see the fact that Trump is married as being a limiting factor even though both leaders like to talk about "family values". "But Russia's hurting very badly right now because of sanctions, but I think something can happen that a lot of people are gonna benefit". Putin added Tuesday that he doubted Trump had met with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room several years ago, referring to an unverified dossier published last ... Read More

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Five weeks for his new hairdo: Trump stars at Madame Tussauds

Inauguration came early for the wax version of Donald Trump on Wednesday. As for intricate details, it took approximately five weeks alone to recreate Trump's iconic hairdo, according to Madame Tussauds . Those measurements and photos were used as reference points to create the new wax figure, but they have been updated for a more accurate representation of the incoming president. Read More

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North American rebound sends oil prices lower

West Texas intermediate for February delivery fell $1.40 to $51.08 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. But how serious and how real is the optimism that came in from the OPEC and non OPEC countries deciding to cut production? Crude oil futures plunged Wednesday amid the continued tug of war between OPEC and the US regarding production. Read More

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Mother killed her daughter for marrying against her wish

Mother killed her daughter for marrying against her wish

The factory area police had submitted challan in the court according to which the culprit Nasreen Bibi and her son Anees burnt the girl alive out of honour on June 8 previous year for carrying out love marriage. After social media star Qandeel Baloch was murdered by her brother in July, Pakistan's parliament passed a legislation against " honour killings ", three months after she was killed. Read More

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Iran nuclear deal might crack under Trump

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against the country. A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator asserted that the Islamic Republic will never renegotiate the nuclear deal, while stressing that the agreement will not bring Iran closer to the West. Read More

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Slain Minke Whale Spotted On Japanese Boat In Australian Waters

Meanwhile the ship Steve Irwin is now on a course to intercept the Japanese whaling vessel, and the group is now not disclosing the location of its other ship Ocean Warrior "for strategic purposes". Meanwhile, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has released a statement to condemn the resumption of whaling. "Australia is opposed to all forms of commercial and so-called "scientific" whaling". Read More

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Hey, Trump: John Lewis Is a Real Hero

Hey, Trump: John Lewis Is a Real Hero

Rep. Lewis is considered one of the leading civil rights figures of the 1960s, helping organize the March on Washington in 1963 where Martin Luther King Jr. Lewis said he believes there was a "conspiracy" to derail Clinton's campaign and hand the presidency to Trump. He suggested it was ironic for Lewis - a survivor of racist de-legitimization attempts for the right to vote in the "60s - to claim Trump's time in office will be defined by an asterisk". Read More

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Abe, Duterte agree USA has role in regional peace

Abe, Duterte agree USA has role in regional peace

Duterte's top aide, Christopher Bong Go shared photos of the two leaders on Facebook and said, "We also showed him [Abe] how the President enjoys the comfort of his own bed, including his old and favorite mosquito net". The Japanese premier, together with Duterte, also met with business groups in Davao City. Abe, normally blue-suited and politically conservative, who nevertheless showed off his fun side previous year when he dressed up as video game icon Super Mario at the Rio Olympics' ... Read More

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May might not give much away in Brexit speech

May might not give much away in Brexit speech

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has refused to budge on restrictions on New Zealanders rights to live and work in the UK but had a sweeter story to tell Prime Minister Bill English on post-Brexit free trade. He said it was possible it would be dealt with as part of trade talks. Finally, as I said in the Sun recently, the Conservative party is in a good mood, and while MPs are keen that May sets an upbeat tone about the opportunities that Brexit presents, they don't actually seem as agitated ... Read More

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Hope no tri-coloured doormats from now on: MEA to Amazon

Hope no tri-coloured doormats from now on: MEA to Amazon

The statement, which was posted on Twitter under the verified account of spokesperson Vikas Swarup, said Amazon is committed to respecting the laws and customs in India. "We will also rescind the Visas issued earlier", Swaraj said in a sharply worded tweet. The doormats with the Indian flag on it were being sold as "personalised machine-washable durable indoor/outdoor welcome doormats". Read More

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Industry output up fastest in 13 months in November

Industry output up fastest in 13 months in November

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) or factory output data surprised many as economists had predicted slower growth due to impact of demonetisation drive announced in the same month. During April - November, industrial production rose 0.4% compared to 3.8% during the corresponding period of past year. The jump in IIP in November 2016 compared to (-) 1.8 percent contraction in October a (-) 3.4 percent fall in November 2015, could be primarily due to base effect-a statistical ... Read More

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Oil prices stumble after strong jump in United States crude stocks

Such levels were last seen in February 2015 , when Riyadh began to steeply raise production to deal a blow to USA shale oil producers, effectively becoming the architect of a prolonged oil price crash. Iraq has already taken measures to cut production by 170,000 barrels per day and would deliver cuts totaling another 40,000 barrels a day by the end of the month to meet its commitment, he said. Read More

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