• 16 states, but not Pennsylvania, sue Trump over emergency wall declaration
16 states, but not Pennsylvania, sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

The states of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia have joined the lawsuit . Trump asked Congress to approve $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall but the final appropriations only included about $1.3 billion, prompting him to ...

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  • President Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train
President Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

Trump himself connected the two issues in a tweet Tuesday , "As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left , have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit!" It's the latest spat between Trump and California, which has styled itself as the Democratic-led "resistance" to the administration.

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  • Woman Who Joined ISIS Now Says She Wants to Go Home
Woman Who Joined ISIS Now Says She Wants to Go Home

I believe any attempt at helping Begum has to meet her part-way: she has expressed a wish to come home and face the consequences, and this will involve some commitment on her part. "My message to both these brides, and any others like them, is this: You made your ISIS husband beds, now you can rot in hell in them". "But to kill people like women ...

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  • Tuesday Blast of Winter
Tuesday Blast of Winter

A widespread cold rain will continue and, at times, mix with freezing rain or sleet. Get more details on FOX 17 News starting at 4:00 p.m. and on the FOX 17 News and Weather Apps for your mobile devices. The snow is expected to roll in after midnight Tuesday and taper off into Wednesday evening. The NWS advises motorists to plan for slipper...

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  • Isis runaway Shamima Begum stripped of her British citizenship
Isis runaway Shamima Begum stripped of her British citizenship

Shamima Begum , who travelled from her home in east London aged 15 is now in a refugee camp in Syria , where she gave birth to a boy this weekend. Begum ran away with two friends in 2015, when she was 15, and traveled to Syria. In an interview with Sky News , Shamima Begum said "a lot of people should have sympathy" for her as she spoke of...

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  • 'Complete the revolution': Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential bid
'Complete the revolution': Bernie Sanders launches 2020 presidential bid

Dickerson also asked Sanders about former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz , who has said he's mulling an independent White House run but might drop it if Democrats choose a moderate, rather than a progressive, to take on Donald Trump . Sanders walloped Clinton in the New Hampshire primary in 2016, a victory that showed that he was more than just a...

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  • Cancellation of Pakistan trip revives debate over Taliban's ability to travel
Cancellation of Pakistan trip revives debate over Taliban's ability to travel

On February 13, Taliban said that a negotiating team of Afghan Taliban will be visiting Islamabad next week to hold another round of negotiations with the officials of the US. The Afghan government argued that the Taliban officials invited to Pakistan are blacklisted by the United Nations and have a travel ban against them.

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  • MBS in Asia: Riyadh to free 2100 Pakistani prisoners, says Islamabad minister
MBS in Asia: Riyadh to free 2100 Pakistani prisoners, says Islamabad minister

Prince Salman said Saudi "cannot say no to Pakistan, whatever you (Pakistan) want we will do". "We've been a brotherly and friendly country to Pakistan, and we've walked together in tough and good times, and we continue the same thing", Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said, reciprocating Khan's sentiments.

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  • Pakistan Army on 'High Operational Alert' Fearing Retaliation to Pulwama Terror Attack
Pakistan Army on 'High Operational Alert' Fearing Retaliation to Pulwama Terror Attack

As India considers its response to the suicide auto bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighbouring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.

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  • College intern on his first day is among IL factory shooting victims
College intern on his first day is among IL factory shooting victims

He was able to buy the Smith and Wesson.40-caliber handgun he used in the attack because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in MS, the chief said . She says three of the five Henry Pratt Co.co-workers he killed were in the room with him and the other two were just outside. Friday was his first day of a...

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  • US Senator Threatens Maduro With 'Swift, Severe' Consequences if Guaido Harmed
US Senator Threatens Maduro With 'Swift, Severe' Consequences if Guaido Harmed

Trump has officially recognized him as Venezuela's leader, but Maduro still controls the military and is using it to cling to power. While Trump has refused to rule out a USA military intervention in Venezuela, Congressman Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said during a congressional hearing last week ...

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  • Theresa May suffers another humiliating Commons defeat
Theresa May suffers another humiliating Commons defeat

Legislation passed past year meaning Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 at 2300 GMT with or without a deal takes precedence over a motion passed by parliament last month ruling out a no-deal Brexit, according to Barclay. The British prime minister is planning to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this week, and ...

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  • Imran Khan: People of Pakistan would defend Saudi Arabia
Imran Khan: People of Pakistan would defend Saudi Arabia

During his visit, the crown prince will hold meetings with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. He will also travel to neighboring India, which is engaged in renewed tensions with Pakistan over a deadly vehicle bomb attack in Kashmir, claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Moh...

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  • Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing U.S. aid entry amid blockade
Thousands of Venezuela volunteers begin preparing U.S. aid entry amid blockade

Maduro has been using the military, which remains loyal, to help him block the aid from entering Venezuela, describing it as "crumbs" from a US government whose restrictions have stripped his administration of control over many of its most valuable assets.

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  • Here's why Nigeria's election was postponed
Here's why Nigeria's election was postponed

The commission also confirmed that campaigns would remain closed, for the presidential election. The presidential and parliamentary polls will now be held on 23 February. So why was voting postponed? Governorship and state assembly elections will be pushed back to March 9, Mr Yakubu said. The president had cooperated fully with the commissio...

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  • Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at rally
Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at rally

Around the time Trumptold the crowdthat a wall at the southern USA border would cut down on violent crime in the US, cameraman Ron Skeans was violently shoved by a Trump supporter wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. Trump supporters surrounding the alleged attacker can be heard loudly booing the apparent attacker and chanting, "Get him ou...

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  • NASA astronaut Mark Kelly launches Senate campaign
NASA astronaut Mark Kelly launches Senate campaign

Martha McSally (R), who held the same seat in Congress that Giffords once held. He won't be the first, or the last, former NASA astronaut to throw their hat in the political ring. She and Kelly have since become well-known gun-control advocates. "What I learned from my wife is how you use policy to improve people's lives", Kelly said i...

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  • Kamala Harris Weighs In With Her Views Towards Marijuana
Kamala Harris Weighs In With Her Views Towards Marijuana

And yes, she did inhale. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has drawn a line in the sand with other presidential hopefuls: a green one. But the New York Times notes that she started programs in California that helped first-time drug offenders get a high school diploma and find work instead of going to prison.

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  • Australian government defeated in parliament for first time in 78 years
Australian government defeated in parliament for first time in 78 years

Mr Morrison warned the changes claimed to be humanitarian but would encourage people smugglers and risk more deaths at sea from asylum seeker boats. Shadow ministers and MPs who are veterans of the Rudd-Gillard era, left scarred when 50,000 boat arrivals came, insist the party is resolute not to weaken border protection.

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  • Mitch McConnell wields Green New Deal as bludgeon against Democrats
Mitch McConnell wields Green New Deal as bludgeon against Democrats

As IJR previously reported , McConnell announced on Tuesday that the Senate would be voting on the Green New Deal resolution so that members of the Senate can have their support or opposition to the bill on record. When the resolution came out on Thursday, roughly 65 House Democrats co-sponsored it, while fewer than a dozen senators did the ...

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  • At Least 17 Killed in Massive Fire at Delhi Hotel
At Least 17 Killed in Massive Fire at Delhi Hotel

The fire-fighting operation carried by more than 100 personnel of Delhi's fire department lasted around four hours. A senior civic official told news agency PTI a suspected short circuit could have sparked the fire. The hotel is located in Karol Bagh, an area in India's capital city full of shops and budget hotels that is popular with touri...

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  • USA jury convicts Mexican drug lord El Chapo
USA jury convicts Mexican drug lord El Chapo

Guzman is believed to have led the cartel for decades, and faced a total of 17 charges, including including operating a continuing criminal enterprise conspiring to murder rivals and money laundering. The verdict came on the sixth day of the jury's deliberations. The tension at times was cut by some of the trial's sideshows, such as the sight of ...

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  • Houston Couple Enter Abandoned House To Get High, Nearly Become Tiger Prey
Houston Couple Enter Abandoned House To Get High, Nearly Become Tiger Prey

Although the tiger, which appeared to be well fed , was cooperative, it was tranquilized for the trip across town to the BARC campus, which is mostly used for dogs, cats and occasional farm animals, Cottingham said. News of the tiger has created quite a buzz on social media, and reactions have even been curated into their own Twitter Moment titl...

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  • Iran vaunts military, taunts U.S. as revolution turns 40
Iran vaunts military, taunts U.S. as revolution turns 40

Iranians march towards Azadi (Freedom) Square during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution in the capital Tehran on February 11, 2019. Iranians march towards Azadi Square during Monday's rally. Mahmoud Hemmati, 35, was pushing his 68-year-old mother, Parivash Fakheri, in a wheelchair.

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  • Newborn rescued after passerby hears her crying in a storm drain
Newborn rescued after passerby hears her crying in a storm drain

He added that they can hear the baby crying and have gained access into the pipe. Police are now investigating how she got there. We can hear the baby crying. "Currently she is in a stable condition and the KZN EMS helicopter is now taking off to get the child to the hospital", said McKenzie. Mr McKenzie said when rescuers first arrived she was...

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  • Newborn baby with umbilical cord still attached found lying in freezing road
Newborn baby with umbilical cord still attached found lying in freezing road

He initially thought it was an animal until he got closer before realising it was a newborn baby. Authorities rescued a newborn girl early on Monday after she was found lying on the road in California's Madera County. First responders - including a fire truck, ambulance and officers from the Madera Country Sheriff's Office - soon arrived and ru...

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  • After Bipartisan Backlash, Muslim Congresswoman Apologizes for 'Deeply Offensive' Anti-Semitic Tweet
After Bipartisan Backlash, Muslim Congresswoman Apologizes for 'Deeply Offensive' Anti-Semitic Tweet

Ilhan Omar apologized Monday for suggesting that members of Congress are being paid by a powerful interest group to support Israel , comments that were condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic . The Minnesota DFL Party declined to comment on the tweets. Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Elaine Luria called on House leaders...

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  • Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics
Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

He is among the top three Democrats in the state who have been rocked by scandal in the past couple of weeks. Virginia Gov. Northam on whether the commonwealth's Attorney General Mark Herring should resign over blackface scandal: "I regret that our attorney general is in this position".

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  • Australia welcomes release of soccer player
Australia welcomes release of soccer player

Mr Araibi was granted refugee status in Australia after fleeing charges in Bahrain connected to Arab Spring protests but was stopped in Thailand in November attempting to go on his honeymoon. "Many wonderful people stepped forward to help Hakeem". Officials in Bahrain did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday. On Monday, pr...

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  • Senate panel set to approve Trump's attorney general nominee
Senate panel set to approve Trump's attorney general nominee

He is expected to win confirmation in the Republican-controlled chamber. Barr also gave senators key assurances that he would allow Special Counsel Robert S. Barr, the architect behind many tough-on-crime policies that led to disproportionately high rates of incarceration in the African-American community, acknowledged the disparate impacts of th...

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  • Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms
Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms

Talks could still get back on track, but the prospect of a longer-lasting deal breaking down seem to have increased. Both sides are eager to resolve the long-running battle and avert a fresh closure of dozens of federal agencies that would begin next weekend if Congress doesn't act by Friday.

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  • Canadian Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison
Canadian Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Reporters Adrian Ghobrial and Momin Qureshi are covering the sentencing. It's a sentence that's getting mixed reactions from those close to the victims. "In this case, life will mean life at the end". In committing the eight murders, the judge said, McArthur victimized the dead men's families twice over: first when their loved one vanished an...

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  • PM Modi visits Assam
PM Modi visits Assam

The demonstrators were restricted as the gates to the AASU office was locked by the police, the students union's chief advisor Sammujal Bhattacharya claimed. "He raised his voice for the deprived and the poor", said PMModi. Naidu is scheduled to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat and also to the Ambedkar Statue at the Andhra Pradesh Bhava...

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  • Greece approves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation protocol on Macedonia's accession
Greece approves North Atlantic Treaty Organisation protocol on Macedonia's accession

The vote came after the former Yugoslav republic agreed with Greece a year ago to change its name to North Macedonia and following ratification of the deal by the countries' parliaments. Greek opposition parties reject the move, arguing that the name deal, which will end a 27-year dispute, concedes too much to FYROM. Staring down strong dom...

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  • Race and sexism scandal engulfs Virginia officials
Race and sexism scandal engulfs Virginia officials

Herring's admission came after a meeting with the Virginia legislative black caucus, and before any unfortunate photos were dug up. "I'm willing to talk to anybody about honest conversations about how we move forward", said Del. "And I would ask the state of Virginia, especially the governor, to think about what amends looks like in their sta...

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