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People Trump says government shutdown 'could happen'
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According to Trump's official schedule released by the White House, he and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFox News held story before election on Trump relationship with adult-film star: report Trump's first year in office was the year of the woman Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to "hang out" MORE are set to leave Washington, D.C., on Friday afternoon for Palm Beach, Fla.

People How could a government shutdown affect you?
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But not every part of the government would shutter. Should the two parties not iron out their disagreements on government funding and immigration, a shutdown showdown would be upon us once more . And much like in 2013, those workers would be placed on a furlough. Estimates varied. But somewhere between 800,000 and 850,000 members of the government's 3.3 million workforce were furloughed.

People Axe-wielding teen storms school classroom with firebomb before brutal slashing attack
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An axe-wielding teenager injured five children and a teacher during an attack at a school in Russian Federation, officials say. Classes have been cancelled and authorities are investigating the attack. The school wasn't guarded by any private security company, the Buryatia children's rights commissioner said. In Russia's Chelyabnisk region, a criminal case has been opened against a 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing another student with a knife at a school in Smolnoye on January ...

People Pope Francis comes to aid of policeman after horse mishap
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Ahead of the pope's visit, the US-based NGO Bishop Accountability said nearly 80 members of the Roman Catholic clergy had been accused of sexually abusing children in Chile since 2000. Juan Carlos Claret, spokesman for a group of Osorno lay Catholics who have mounted a three-year campaign against Barros, questioned why Francis was now accusing the victims of slandering Barros when the Vatican was so convinced of their claims that it planned to remove him in 2014.

People Schiff: White House put a gag order on Bannon
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The meeting turned contentious as Mr. Bannon repeatedly said he could not answer questions, citing executive privilege. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said that Bannon's attorney, William Burck, told the committee that while Bannon himself was willing to speak with lawmakers and investigators, he could not answer questions because the White House told him not to respond.

People Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea
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On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee will host a meeting in Lausanne to finesse the details of a peace-making breakthrough following months of rising tensions fueled by North Korea's missile-testing program. The South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo reported Tuesday that the North demanded the return of 12 women who escaped in 2016 from their jobs at restaurant in Ningbo, China, a demand the paper said the South is legally bound to refuse.

People Walcott Switches to Everton for £20m
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Everton striker Theo Walcott said on Friday that he will be judged on his ability to score regularly for his new club. Walcott , a double FA Cup victor with the Gunners, scored 108 goals in 397 appearances during his long spell in north London .

People Michelle Obama Turns 54, Barrack Showers Her With Love
Author: 0 Michelle Obama Turns 54, Barrack Showers Her With Love

Michelle also used the post to thank the many people who had send her cards and social media salutations, noting that they all reminded her of "how lucky and blessed we are". It's no wonder that as people got to know you the way I got to know you, that they fell in love. Don't give up on it. "So, don't want to interrupt the flow of what I'm sure is a fascinating discussion, but I figured that you wouldn't mind maybe me parachuting in just to say how much I love you, how much I ...

People Trump at odds with Republican chiefs over looming government shutdown
Author: 0 Trump at odds with Republican chiefs over looming government shutdown

The White House quickly said Trump indeed supports the House GOP measure, which would extend the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, for six years and keep the government's doors open through February 16. Republicans were all but daring Democrats to scuttle the bill and force a shutdown because of immigration , which they said would hurt Democratic senators seeking re-election in 10 states that Trump carried in 2016.

People Calls for Donald Trump to be weighed on live TV
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The fast-food-loving Trump praised Jackson , who has served as a physician to previous presidents, but seemed wary of taking the not-so-subtle suggestion to use the White House's exercise facilities. US President Donald Trump asked his doctor to put him through a cognitive test in order to address rumours about his poor mental health. The President is mentally very sharp and very intact.

People Cape Town faces day of reckoning on drought and corruption
Author: 0 Cape Town faces day of reckoning on drought and corruption

However, the measures would "simply not be enough" and the crisis had "reached a new severity necessitating a series of new emergency measures", Ms De Lille said. "It is quite unbelievable that a majority of our people do not seem to care and are sending all of us headlong towards Day Zero", she said. Thanks to abundant rainfall, "98% of Cape Town's water supply comes from surface water, and we haven't [historically] explored a range of other water alternatives", Kevin Winter, a senior ...

People TCU PG Jaylen Fisher to miss rest of season following knee surgery
Author: 0 TCU PG Jaylen Fisher to miss rest of season following knee surgery

The sophomore guard missed the team's trip to Australia in August after tearing the meniscus in his left knee during practice then, but was back for the start of the season after surgery. In the meantime, TCU hopes to stay in the hunt in a very deep Big 12 conference. Vladimir Brodziansky had 26 points and No. 24 TCU snapped a three-game losing streak with a 96-73 win over Iowa State on Wednesday night, when the Horned Frogs played for the first time without injured point guard Jaylen ...

People Trump calls for 'more Republican victories' to prevent government shutdowns
Author: 0 Trump calls for 'more Republican victories' to prevent government shutdowns

McConnell had tried to get the measure up for a simple majority vote, but the Democrats wanted no part of that. That led the White House to issue a statement saying Trump was still on board with the House proposal. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., saying there was good will but "no progress". "So important for our country - our Military needs it!" "If there is no Wall, there is no Deal!", Trump tweeted .

People Boris Johnson suggests 'bridge' between United Kingdom and France
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He posted on Twitter: "I'm especially pleased we are establishing a panel of experts to look at major projects together". Sources close to Johnson said Macron was enthusiastic about the idea of a new link. "Technology is moving on all the time and there are much longer bridges elsewhere, including one that is 34 miles long in Japan". Meanwhile, the UK Chamber of Shipping said in a tweet: "Building a huge concrete structure in the middle of the world's busiest shipping lane might come with ...

People US couple accused of torture and child endangerment set to face court
Author: 0 US couple accused of torture and child endangerment set to face court

One of the victims, a girl under age 14, was "touched in a lewd way" by David Turpin , who used force or fear, Hestrin said. It comes after Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin revealed an insight into the horrific conditions the Turpin parents allegedly kept their children in.

Author: 0 All-female North Korea band leader set to visit South

He replied that the U.S. had been in very close contact with the South Korean government and that South Korean President Moon Jae-in had spoken twice to President Trump about the overture that North Korea had made. But he said he might be willing to have a face-to face meeting with the North Korean leader. In late December, the United States spearheaded the passage of a UN Security Council Resolution that levied the toughest restrictions on North Korea to date, banning exports of industrial ...

People Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa
Author: 0 Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa

Seventy-eight former USA ambassadors to African countries have sent a letter to the White House, expressing "deep concern" over President Donald Trump's reported comments referring to African nations as "shithole" countries. The African Union Ambassador to the United States Arikana Chihombori-Quao told VOA on Tuesday that African leaders are "furious" and said that African ambassadors based in Washington are planning to meet Friday to discuss what actions to take in response.

People 'Do not travel' warning as snow storm hits
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Some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. The warning, which runs from 9pm on Wednesday until 5am on Thursday, says that 3-8cm of fresh snow is likely to accumulate widely, with up to 20cm over high ground.

People Airbus A380 saved by new $16B deal
Author: 0 Airbus A380 saved by new $16B deal

Emirates already has 101 A380s in its fleet and 41 more on order. Speaking to reporters earlier this week , Airbus's sale director, Jim Leahy, said: "If we can't work out a deal with Emirates there is no choice but to shut down the program".

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