• US House votes to avert shutdown; Senate debate next

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    But the Senate put off a vote until at least January, according to some lawmakers and aides, after Democrats complained Puerto Rico was not getting enough help and some fiscal hawks fretted about the overall cost. House Republicans, don't let this happen. The legislation reauthorizes FISA (Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act) for the duration of the CR. This stop-gap measure includes a patch for the children's health insurance program.
  • Australia Pulls Fighter Jets from Iraq, Syria Operations

    Australia Pulls Fighter Jets from Iraq, Syria Operations

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    Minister for Defence Marise Payne confirmed that, following a review of Australia's contribution to Iraq after its liberation from Daesh earlier this month, Operation OKRA has now reached a "natural transition point". "Australia's Air Task Group has made a valued contribution to coalition operations against Daesh that is highly regarded by the US, Iraq and coalition partners".
  • Australia's biggest drug bust: Over $1 billion methamphetamine seized in Geraldton

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    The massive drug bust tops a 903kg seizure in Melbourne earlier this year in which the drug was found packed inside the hollowed out floorboards of a sea container. "The AFP will allege in court these men meant to distribute the drugs along the east coast of Australia - what these men didn't count on was a calculated, intelligence-led response from the WA Joint Organised Crime Task Force which drew on the strengths and capabilities of the different agencies involved", she said.
  • At least 29 dead in South Korea building inferno

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    The fire left 29 others injured. Twenty bodies, including 18 women and two men, were found in the public bath on the second floor of the building, a Jecheon city spokesman said Friday. One investigator told Reuters, "There were cars parked on the first floor and as they were burning, a large amount of toxic gases were released". Tragic stories began to emerge as victims were identified.
  • Donald Trump's approval tumbles over his tax plan

    Donald Trump's approval tumbles over his tax plan

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    According to the poll - which was conducted before the House and Senate voted on the tax bill - 24 percent of Americans say that the Trump-backed tax plan is a good idea, versus 41 percent who believe it's a bad idea. The bulk, 37 percent, believe they will pay more in taxes than they did before. With five percent saying they would not vote for either major party, that left five percent unsure and four percent saying it "depends" on who the candidates are and what happens in the three ...
  • (ARCC) Position Cut by Magnetar Financial LLC

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    Analysts await Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC ) to report earnings on February, 28. It has underperformed by 6.98% the S&P500. Brown Advisory Securities Llc decreased its stake in Apache Corp (APA) by 59.42% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.
  • Tennessee man killed in Mexico bus crash; Family members injured

    Tennessee man killed in Mexico bus crash; Family members injured

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    Anna's mother, 78-year-old Fanya Shamis, of Florida, was also killed, relative Israel Franco told WUSA. The cause of the crash and other circumstances are under investigation. "Due to a lack of care the driver lost control of the bus' steering to the right, leaving the asphalt", Pech Cen said. He said evidence found at the scene indicated the driver was going too fast.
  • People are saying Disney's Trump robot looks like Hillary Clinton

    People are saying Disney's Trump robot looks like Hillary Clinton

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    From Hillary Clinton to Jon Voight , Disney World's latest addition to its " Hall of Presidents " exhibit has many seeing double. The attraction first opened in 1971 and has been very popular since then. The Hall of Presidents " robotic Trump figure was unveiled at the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday.People, soon after, took to Twitter to tear down the figure's face as "nightmarish", while others said it looked like someone else entirely -Jon Voight or Hillary Clinton .A few Twitter users also ...