• Jury set to deliberate fate of alleged Mexican cartel boss 'El Chapo'
Jury set to deliberate fate of alleged Mexican cartel boss 'El Chapo'

In this courtroom sketch, Judge Brian Cogan upper right, charges the jury in the USA trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman , in New York , Monday Feb. He is accused of leading the Sinaloa drug cartel, largely considered to be one of the most powerful and ruthless criminal organizations in existence.

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  • Japan's Nissan abandons plans of X-Trail model in UK
Japan's Nissan abandons plans of X-Trail model in UK

The company, however, took pains to assure the plant's 7,000 employees none of them would be fired due to the modified production arrangement. Sharon Hodgson, the MP for Washington and Sunderland West, remembers the rush of optimism when Nissan arrived in the 80s, bringing hope to a region of closing mines and stalled shipbuilding.

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  • Brazil dam disaster increases to 121
Brazil dam disaster increases to 121

In 2015, mining dams burst in nearby Mariana in what is considered Brazil's worst environmental disaster. Earlier on Saturday, officials announced that the death toll from the collapse has risen to 115 dead and 248 missing . Authorities and environmental organisations have begun testing water quality around the mining complex, while Brazil's...

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  • Cedric Marks escapes in Conroe during transport to Bell County
Cedric Marks escapes in Conroe during transport to Bell County

Bell County was notified of the escape at 8 a.m. Marks, who fought under the name "Spiderman", began teaching mixed martial arts in Killeen, Texas , in 2017, KWTX reported . The two were involved in a fierce custody dispute in Washington state and Pease went to a protected location with their son because she said she was afraid of Marks.

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  • Trump threatens to declare an emergency for wall money
Trump threatens to declare an emergency for wall money

Under those plans, some 95 miles of border barrier is being upgraded, and about 25 miles of the border is being newly sealed by fencing. "We're not getting anywhere with them", Trump said during an event at the White House, citing what he called "tremendous obstruction by Democrats", who call their differences with the president a basic disagreem...

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  • Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction: Here's What the Groundhog Saw
Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction: Here's What the Groundhog Saw

The 130-year-old custom understands that if a groundhog emerges from its hole at the end of hibernation and sees its shadow against the sunny weather, it will retreat back to its den with winter lasting a further six weeks. according to Stormfax Almanac, Punxsutawney Phil boasts only a 39% success rate, whereas Accuweather puts it at around 80 %...

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  • Kremlin set to read Guaido message, not recognize him
Kremlin set to read Guaido message, not recognize him

Guaido has turned down offers from the presidents of Mexico and Uruguay to negotiate with Maduro . Maduro's statement comes as thousands are rallying in the streets of Caracas both in support of and against his government. Mr Guaido said that there is enormous suffering, food shortages and that several people had recently died due to the lack...

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  • Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring
Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

There is a bit of a thaw ahead in the USA, according to the Weather Channel , but more freezing temperatures loom in the coming weeks as well, and it seems like winter is far from over . Due to the fact that annual weather trends can vary across the US each year, there are discrepancies between sources regarding Punxsutawney Phil's accuracy.

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  • Liz Warren Quietly Apologizes To Cherokees For That DNA Test
Liz Warren Quietly Apologizes To Cherokees For That DNA Test

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove she has indigenous heritage, according to the nation's spokesperson. The president even once said that he would give Warren "a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian".

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  • U.S. special envoy for Pyongyang talks to meet counterparts from two Koreas
U.S. special envoy for Pyongyang talks to meet counterparts from two Koreas

But following a meeting with his intelligence leaders on Thursday, Trump issued another series of posts, this time blasting the press for having "mischaracterized" and "distorted" what was said at the hearing. "No, I disagree with certain things that they said", Trump replied. Trump claimed he was " very much in agreement" with the intellige...

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  • The INF Treaty Is Dead. Is New START Next?
The INF Treaty Is Dead. Is New START Next?

For years, Washington has accused Moscow of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. "Our NATO Allies fully support us, because they understand the threat posed by Russia's violation and the risks to arms control posed by ignoring treaty violations".

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  • Housekeeper trapped in elevator for 3 days gets rescued
Housekeeper trapped in elevator for 3 days gets rescued

Firefighters managed to force the elevator door open with tools. A woman spent three days trapped in an elevator at her employers' home in NY, police say. . A city building inspector then slapped the billionaire couple with a violation for failure to maintain the lift. Stephens Inc. spokesman Frank Thomas told Arkansas Business that neither...

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  • Trump tells United States spy chiefs: 'Go back to school'
Trump tells United States spy chiefs: 'Go back to school'

CNN on Wednesday delivered a supercut of quotes from President Donald Trump placed back-to-back with quotes from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , who on Tuesday contradicted numerous president's rosy assessments of his own foreign policy.

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  • 14C forecast as Met Office updates SNOW weather warning for Thursday -radar
14C forecast as Met Office updates SNOW weather warning for Thursday -radar

Drivers should therefore exercise extra caution while this is in force. Snow showers fell overnight, with many waking to thick accumulations and icy temperatures. The Met Office said: "Further snow showers are expected into Wednesday morning, these more frequent across northwest parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland".

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  • Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT
Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT

Steve Joel, Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent. The decision is ultimately up to the superintendent with student safety being a top priority. On Monday, St. Fayetteville City Schools in Tennessee will be closed Tuesday. As the superintendent, it is always challenging to balance my desire to have children in school and also my desire to keep t...

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  • Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat to respond to Trump State of the Union
Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat to respond to Trump State of the Union

And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she was thrilled Abrams had accepted , saying that in the 2018 campaign her "electrifying message reinvigorated our nation & continues to inspire millions in every part of the country". Catherine Cortez Masto. Abrams also met privately with presidential candidate Sen. "You see, as a leader, I shou...

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  • Houston police say five officers struck in shooting, taken to hospital
Houston police say five officers struck in shooting, taken to hospital

Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Office's Union, tweeted that the officers were en route to hospitals, with at least one being transported by helicopter. Houston police later confirmed on Twitter that one suspect was dead. Texas Governor Greg Abbott called the shooting a "horrific attack on police officers" in a statement.

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  • Band of snow and ice to hit Scotland amid warning
Band of snow and ice to hit Scotland amid warning

Four separate yellow weather warnings have been issued which cover most of the UK. Cyclists are also being told to look out for thick sheets of ice left untreated on roads, pavements and paths. It was previously predicted that up to four inches of snow may fall across parts of South, East and central England from 9pm on Tuesday until midday Wed...

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  • Interim AG: The Mueller Report Is Almost Ready...Part LIV
Interim AG: The Mueller Report Is Almost Ready...Part LIV

But during the press conference, Whitaker also made news on the progress of the Mueller investigation. Media outlets have reported that Mueller's office could be close to issuing a final report on his investigation. Trump has nominated William Barr to serve as the next attorney general. Stone faces a Tuesday morning arraignment in feder...

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  • Roger Stone Goes Silent as His Lawyer Enters Plea of Not Guilty
Roger Stone Goes Silent as His Lawyer Enters Plea of Not Guilty

The indictment on Friday doesn't bode well for the president's inner circle, with its assertion that "a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact" Stone in July 2016 to learn what damaging information the group had on Democrat Hillary Clinton - although it didn't say who gave the direction.

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  • Snow remaining likely for Tuesday morning
Snow remaining likely for Tuesday morning

Chances of accumulation are unlikely in the Charlotte region (only 10 percent), but black ice is possible on roads, particularly in counties to the west, say forecasters. Plan for a cold start to the day on Tuesday . The high temperature Tuesday should only reach minus 13 degrees and drop to minus 32 in the evening with gusty northwest winds a...

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  • Experts flag impact of latest U.S. -Taliban talks
Experts flag impact of latest U.S. -Taliban talks

The United States and the Taliban are moving forward on hashing out a peace deal that could pave the way to USA troops withdrawal from Afghanistan , according to the us official in charge of negotiations. "Our commitment is to provide peace and to prevent any possible disaster", Mr Ghani said in his address to the nation on Monday. However, th...

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  • Defiant Roger Stone continues media blitz after federal indictment
Defiant Roger Stone continues media blitz after federal indictment

The post, showing Mueller as a waiter, came a day after he posted a mock-up image labeled " Who framed Roger Stone " in the style of the 1989 classic "Who framed Roger Rabbit" and held a press conference outside a Florida courtroom in which he declared the FBI Special Counsel probe "politically-motivated".

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  • State of the Union to wait until after shutdown is over
State of the Union to wait until after shutdown is over

On Wednesday, Pelosi sent a letter to Trump saying that she would not take the necessary steps to authorize his State of the Union address. " She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date". Democrats want far more to be protected - in negotiations a year ago Trump proposed extending the safeguards to 1.8 million ...

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  • Venezuela allows United States diplomats to stay, defusing showdown, as crisis continues
Venezuela allows United States diplomats to stay, defusing showdown, as crisis continues

President Nicolas Maduro's election to a six-year term last year has been widely criticized as a fraud created to keep him and his military allies in power despite the country's years-long spiral into misery and hunger. Recognition of Guaido by the U.S., Venezuela's biggest trade partner, already threatens to heap more misery on the country's cri...

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  • Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen postponing testimony to Congress - adviser
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen postponing testimony to Congress - adviser

A senior Democratic senator has accused President Donald Trump of intimidating witnesses, pointing out that he would be prosecuted if he weren't president. He declined to say if that meant a subpoena. Michael Cohen had been scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on February 7 but his lawyer said Wednesday that the testimo...

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  • Snow, bitter cold in the forecast for Baltimore this week
Snow, bitter cold in the forecast for Baltimore this week

Snow will accumulate mainly along and north of I-70. Heavy snow was said to be possible for the north, with moderate snow area-wide and blowing snow Monday afternoon. This cold will be unsafe cold with the coldest morning expected to be Thursday morning with many areas possibly in the single-digits. Wednesday's high temperature could hover near ...

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  • Russian Federation warns US: 'Don't invade Venezuela' after 'all options' threat
Russian Federation warns US: 'Don't invade Venezuela' after 'all options' threat

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in a message posted on Twitter, said: "Spain has a responsibility to Latin America. we do not seek to change or remove governments, we want democracy and free elections in Venezuela". "Now it is time for every other nation to pick a side". The council meeting came a day after Guaido vowed to remain on the s...

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  • Florida Secretary of State Resigns After Blackface Photos Emerge
Florida Secretary of State Resigns After Blackface Photos Emerge

Reports claim Ertel's costume showed him dressed up as a Hurricane Katrina victim. The newspaper reported that when it texted Ertel the photos, he identified himself as the person pictured. At a news conference, Governor DeSantis responded to the resignation, saying: "It's unfortunate". According to The Tallahassee Democrat , the photos...

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  • Police officer, 24, 'shot dead by colleague playing Russian Roulette'
Police officer, 24, 'shot dead by colleague playing Russian Roulette'

Officer Katlyn Alix , died after an officer "mishandled" a gun and accidentally shot and killed her early on January 24, 2019, at an officer's home. A probable cause statement says Hendren and Alix were playing with a gun early Thursday, pointing and shooting at each other with one round in the cylinder.

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  • Trump announces deal to reopen government temporarily
Trump announces deal to reopen government temporarily

Prior to the government shuttering last month, the GOP-controlled Senate passed the same temporary spending measure to prevent a shutdown. The House is expected to pass the funding bill later on Friday. Pressure mounted on the president to ease his demands in the name of reopening the government after the Senate on Thursday rejected dueling Republ...

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  • Canada's ambassador to China says he regrets comments
Canada's ambassador to China says he regrets comments

Canada's Immigration Minister John McCallum speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 31, 2016. "It's not so much that Huawei poses a risk, it's that China poses a risk in terms of its worldwide intelligence collection", Elcock said. The U.S. alleges Meng deceived financial instituti...

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  • Trump to deliver state of union address after gov't shutdown ends
Trump to deliver state of union address after gov't shutdown ends

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump sent a letter to Pelosi informing her that despite her previous letter uninviting him from delivering the address, he planned on showing up to the House Chamber to deliver it anyway. The president and his Republicans still have the better part of a week to resolve differences with Democrats and get federal operatio...

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  • New York Expands Abortion Rights Statewide
New York Expands Abortion Rights Statewide

Previously New York did not allow women to have abortions after 24 weeks unless their life was in danger; doctors faced up to seven years in prison for performing third-trimester abortions otherwise. "New York once led the way on choice and women's rights", Stewart-Cousins said. "That moment where they actually, on a national level, might reverse...

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  • Donald Trump announces deal to reopen U.S. federal govt until Feb 15
Donald Trump announces deal to reopen U.S. federal govt until Feb 15

President Trump will speak in the Rose Garden about the partial government shutdown at 1:30 p.m ET on Friday - an indication that a possible short-term deal may have been reached to end the stalemate, even as reports emerged that there is no funding for a border wall in the deal.

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