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Navy at a crossroads afterThe sailors were likely asleep when the water rushed in. Just 30 seconds earlier, officers overseeing the steering of the USS Fitzgerald had put their ship directly in the path of a much larger... civilian container vessel off the coast of Japan. Seven of the 300 men aboard the Fitzgerald died in the June 17,...
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GOP leaders push anotherHouse GOP leaders are crafting legislation that would keep the government funded through Feb. 16. But conservatives and liberals have objections to another short-term spending bill.        
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The U.S. Has Cut Half of ItsThe U.S. is the largest donor to the agency that supports millions of Palestinian refugees
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Feds can't explain why ICEGovernment lawyers said they couldn't explain why ICE agents detained Ravi Ragbir for deportation days before his legal status expired.
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Marathon runner dies two days after flu diagnosis

New York Post - 17 Jan 2018 02:50
Marathon runner dies two daysA 40-year-old mother in San Jose, Calif., died two days after catching the flu, The San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing local media. Katie Denise Oxley Thomas, who was considered healthy and... liked to run marathons, died on Jan. 4, the report said. She is the 42nd Californian under the age of 65 to die from...
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Saudi Arabia transfers YemenSaudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the... local currency from "complete collapse." Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghir had called on the kingdom...
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G.O.P. to Use Children'sWith no immigration deal in sight, Republicans are eyeing a stopgap bill to keep the government open past Friday, sweetening it with an extension of the child health program.
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White House Memo: DebateIf the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.
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A former CIA officer who allegedly kept small notebooks with handwritten lists of the real names of covert agency employees was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday night, the... Justice Department said Tuesday.
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Japan city uses emergencyA Japan city used an emergency alert to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one had a potential deadly liver.
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Steve Bannon Has BeenThe focus on the former White House chief strategist follows his spectacular fall from power
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Honey's closes abruptly, lays off staff

Chicago Tribune - 17 Jan 2018 20:50
Honey's closes abruptly, laysDespite an automated phone message saying that Honey's was closed for renovation and remodeling, a former employee said Wednesday that the entire staff was actually let go last week and that the... restaurant, and attached bar concept, The Hive, are closed. Calling the restaurant yields a message...
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'Horror house' dad's estrangedThe estranged brother of accused shackle dad David Turpin is taking a leave of absence from his job as president of a Christian college in Ohio. Dr. Randy Turpin -- brother of accused child-torturer... David Turpin -- is on sabbatical from Valor Christian College while he deals with "revelations about estranged family members," a statement...
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Sweden is preparing its people for war

New York Post - 17 Jan 2018 16:55
Sweden is preparing its peopleSweden is preparing to reissue a pamphlet first sent out during World War II on how to respond if war breaks out to 4.7 million households as it deals with Russia’s aggressive actions in the region,... according to reports. The booklet -- titled “If Crisis or War Comes” -- will advise people on how they...
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Hard freeze paralyzes DeepSub-zero wind chills turn region into a travel nightmare.        
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A copy of Lithuania's 1918 Independence Act found in German archives has been returned to the Baltic country, but only on loan.
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'Horror house' mom ignored herAccused California torture mom Louise Turpin ignored her parents' dying wish to see her and callously skipped out on their funerals, according to new reports. "My parents, before they died in 2016,... begged to see her," sister Teresa Robinette told WBIR-TV. "Even on their on their deathbed they asked to see her. She didn't even...
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Paul Ryan Has the Toughest JobIt’s not an easy time to be House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Republican Party is fractured over immigration, and its nominal leader, President Donald Trump, is sending mixed signals with offhand... comments and unscheduled tweetstorms. Hyper-partisan voices like Breitbart News only make compromise more difficult on the right. All of this is now coming to…
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UN aid chief seeks donationsJERUSALEM/GAZA -- The head of the U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees appealed on Wednesday for world donations after the United States withheld about half its planned funding for... the organization, a move he said risks instability in the region. Washington said on Tuesday it would provide $60 million to the U.N. Relief...
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A massive impending Bay AreaImmigration and Customs Enforcement agents are reportedly poised to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented immigrants in the region around the Bay Area in California in a maneuver apparently intended to... send a signal to sanctuary cities across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed statewide sanctuary legislation for California in October, leading acting ICE Director Thomas Homan to tell Fox News that the state "better hold on tight." The upcoming sweep will target "people who have been identified as targets for deportation, including those who have been served with final deportation orders and those with criminal histories," the Chronicle reports based on conversations with someone familiar with ICE's plans, although "the number could tick up if...
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Romania's president has begun talks with political parties to decide on a candidate for prime minister, after the ruling party forced the resignation of their prime minister less than seven months... after he took office.
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German and Polish police have carried out raids against suspected people-smugglers who helped Syrians travel to Germany illegally.
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Walmart distributingWalmart is distributing a free opioid disposal product beginning immediately.
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Montecito family who lost homeThey lost their home and all of their possessions in the devastating Montecito mudslides, but Lindsey and Woody Thompson said they held out hope they would be reunited with their cat, Koshka. The... Thompsons didn't know if they were going to survive the mudslide earlier this month, and they said their goodbyes to each other, ABC Los Angeles reports. Because the road outside their house was wiped out, they had to be airlifted to safety, and once they were settled they immediately asked for help finding Koshka. "We knew that she was alive and we knew that she was smart and she would find a safe spot to be and she did," Woody Thompson said. It still wasn't safe to access the house, but a fire team told Santa Barbara County Animal Services that they saw muddy paw prints. Starting Jan. 9, the...
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USA Gymnastics says it willIn a statement to USA TODAY Sports, the organization says it will not pursue the former Olympian should she speak publicly about Larry Nassar.        
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