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He said that hundreds of thousands of lives are in the balance, lives that want to work in America, make a future for themselves and this country, and embrace the American dream. That person was not authorized to speak publicly about the private negotiations and spoke on condition of anonymity. The final vote was 230-197, with six Democrats voting for the measure and 11 Republicans voting against it, reported the Hill.
  • Abbas holds talks with Egypt's el-Sisi

    Abbas holds talks with Egypt's el-Sisi

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    But he has also sought to reassure Ethiopia and Sudan that Egypt has no intention of going to war. The two leaders held talks on the latest developments of the Palestinian cause within the framework of ongoing coordination and cooperation between the two countries to probe the Arab and worldwide efforts aiming at confronting the recent United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • More survivors to speak at ex-sports doc's sentencing

    More survivors to speak at ex-sports doc's sentencing

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    Nassar was sentenced last month to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges and is set to be sentenced this week in MI after pleading guilty to additional counts of criminal sexual conduct related to allegations he assaulted girls under the guise of medical treatment.
  • 'I'm not a racist': Trump defends himself, denies making vulgar comments

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    Durbin also explored the details of the meeting from last week on what exactly the President had said , pressing Nielsen - who was under oath - on what she heard. Trump is a racist: Such a dyed-in-the-wool racist that he is virtually unconscious of it. Meanwhile, the GOP has been overtaken by Trump's administration, with its incipient white nationalism, as well as the president's own explicit and vicious opposition to immigration.
  • Funding bill to keep U.S. government open narrowly passes House

    Funding bill to keep U.S. government open narrowly passes House

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    With Democrats putting up a almost unified front against the measure , GOP lawmakers manged to clear a bill that would fund the government through February 16. "I have no interest in shutting the government down", said Brown. However the fight to get the bill through Congress isn't over yet. Some House conservatives earlier Thursday had threatened to oppose the latest in a string of short-term spending bills .
  • Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

    Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

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    But the bill was expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate Friday, given opposition from most . The legislation also extends the Children's Health Insurance Program ( Chip ) for six years as an incentive for Democrats to support it but does not address the so-called "Dreamers ", undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and are poised to lose protections from deportation in March.
  • Travel warning after parts of United Kingdom hit by heavy snow

    Travel warning after parts of United Kingdom hit by heavy snow

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    More than 200 motorists were stranded overnight on the M74 in snowy conditions on Tuesday. Dozens of schools have been closed in parts of Scotland, while public transport has been disrupted by the weather. Breakdown cover provider Green Flag warns there could be more than 120,000 breakdowns on Britain's roads this week due to the treacherous wintry conditions.
  • Amazon shortlists 20 metro areas for second headquarters

    Amazon shortlists 20 metro areas for second headquarters

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    Amazon evaluated each of the proposals based on a series of requirements that included the ability to attract top technical talent and expand its headquarters to 8 million square feet within the next decade. "Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation".
  • SC Constitution bench begins hearing on Aadhaar

    SC Constitution bench begins hearing on Aadhaar

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    He argued that the government can not compel citizens to part with their information to a private party not under anybody's control. "If you apply for a job, the first thing they ask is your address proof, and salary is admitted to a private bank", he said .
  • Dancila named Romania's first woman PM

    Dancila named Romania's first woman PM

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    Dragnea said Monday he had "made two bad choices" for prime minister, adding that he would not make the same "mistake". The decision must be approved by Parliament for her to get the job. Dancila will become the third head of government of the Social Democrats which won the parliamentary elections at the end of 2016. "Romanians have great expectations, I have great expectations as well".