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DHS to block Haitians from temporary visas - CNN

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:19

CNN

DHS to block Haitians from temporary visas
CNN
Washington (CNN) The Department of Homeland Security will stop allowing Haitians to get temporary agricultural and seasonal visas -- a move that comes amid concerns about the Trump administration's feelings toward immigrants of that country and broader ...
Haitians barred from applying for visas for low-skilled work in USThe Hill
Trump admin. moves to bar Haitians from agricultural, seasonal worker visasNBCNews.com
1 9110-9M-P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Identification of Foreign Countries Whose ... - Amazon S3Amazon S3

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Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill - Washington Post

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:04

Washington Post

Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill
Washington Post
Bitter divisions in both parties threatened Wednesday to derail Congress's effort to keep the federal government fully operating past the end of the week. The shutdown threat emerged on two fronts: Republican defense hawks in the House said a short ...
Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 RaceNew York Times
Republicans lack votes to prevent a shutdownPolitico
House GOP confident it can avert shutdown; Senate far from sureNBCNews.com
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South Carolina deputy dies, 3 others remain wounded, after 'ambush' shooting - Fox News

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:52

Fox News

South Carolina deputy dies, 3 others remain wounded, after 'ambush' shooting
Fox News
York County Det. Mike Doty died Wednesday after being shot in an "ambush" attack by a gunman in South Carolina on Tuesday morning. (York County Sheriff's Office). A South Carolina sheriff's deputy has died after a man, who was wanted for assaulting his ...
South Carolina Deputy Wounded in Shootout DiesU.S. News & World Report

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Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades - New York Times

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:53

New York Times

Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades
New York Times
Donald Trump has passed his mental test. This may come as either a relief or a shock. The results of the president's physical exam came out this week. This is normally not a big deal — when Obama and Bush got their reports, it was barely a yawn. But ...

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With Trump's Visit to Pennsylvania, GOP Scrambles to Save a House Seat - New York Times

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:34

New York Times

With Trump's Visit to Pennsylvania, GOP Scrambles to Save a House Seat
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Republicans are scrambling to save a heavily conservative House seat in western Pennsylvania, dispatching President Trump to the district on Thursday while preparing a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to stave off another ...
Dems harden line on stopgap measureThe Hill
Talks to avoid shutdown hit roadblocks a day ahead of voteWashington Post
Republicans' no-win choice: Dreamers or defensePolitico
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Cryptocurrency markets are rebounding after a massive crash - Business Insider

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:49

Cryptocurrency markets are rebounding after a massive crash
Business Insider
At the time of writing, the market had picked up over $100 billion in value from the day's lows. The cryptocurrency market rebounded Wednesday night after a massive sell-off over the previous two days. The market for digital coins picked up around $100 ...

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Snow sends motorists skidding in South; North Carolina slammed - CNN

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:55

CNN

Snow sends motorists skidding in South; North Carolina slammed
CNN
(CNN) Snow and icy conditions have made roads in parts of the South and East treacherous, with two people reported killed in Louisiana weather-related accidents, officials said. A fire official was fatally injured Wednesday in West Feliciana Parish ...
Slow-Moving Winter Storm Leaves Lingering Effect in SouthU.S. News & World Report
Winter storm kills at least eight people as it paralyzes the SouthNBCNews.com
Cooper: Snow 'beautiful today, treacherous tonight'WRAL.com
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Tillerson Says US Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS - New York Times

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:52

New York Times

Tillerson Says US Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS
New York Times
WASHINGTON — American troops will remain in Syria long after their fight against the Islamic State to ensure that neither Iran nor President Bashar al-Assad of Syria take over areas that have been newly liberated with help from the United States ...
Tillerson says sanctions 'are really starting to hurt' North KoreaFox News
Tillerson says US military should stay in Syria and vows diplomatic push to end civil warLos Angeles Times
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US troops will stay in Syria to counter 'strategic' threat from Iran - Washington Post

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:51

Washington Post

US troops will stay in Syria to counter 'strategic' threat from Iran
Washington Post
BEIRUT — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday committed the United States to an indefinite military presence in Syria, citing a range of policy goals that extend far beyond the defeat of the Islamic State as conditions for American troops to ...
Tillerson Says US Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISISNew York Times
Tillerson outlines plan for long-term US military role in SyriaThe Hill
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Vistaprint apologizes after same-sex couple's wedding order contained hateful pamphlets - CBS News

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:21

CBS News

Vistaprint apologizes after same-sex couple's wedding order contained hateful pamphlets
CBS News
Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 7:10 PM EST. BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. -- A same-sex couple is suing printing company Vistaprint after claiming they opened their wedding programs only to find hate-filled pamphlets instead, CBS Pittsburgh reports. In response, the ...
Couple sues wedding program printer for homophobic pamphletsFox News

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Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they're awesome - The Verge

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:00

The Verge

Nintendo is making a bunch of weird DIY cardboard toys for the Switch and they're awesome
The Verge
Nintendo has long been the quirkiest major video game publisher, a company eager to buck industry trends in pursuit of fun. Last year, as competitors at Sony and Microsoft continued to turn consoles into living room PCs, Nintendo released a ...
Nintendo Announces Labo Build-It-Yourself Kit Experiences with Nintendo SwitchIGN
Nintendo Switch games DIRECT 2018: Nintendo tease new event for tonightExpress.co.uk
Kimishima on Switch's momentum compared to Wii and more - Nintendo EverythingNintendo Everything

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Oprah's not alone: 16 potential Democratic 2020 candidates ask for advice - ABC News

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:52

Washington Times

Oprah's not alone: 16 potential Democratic 2020 candidates ask for advice
ABC News
Democratic operative Jim Messina, who headed up former President Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign, says he has met with representatives of 16 potential Democratic candidates who want to run against President Donald Trump. But he told ABC ...
Is President Trump's base beginning to show cracks?Washington Post
CUPP: Dems fought imaginary racism, but the GOP can't see the real thingChicago Sun-Times

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Sorority sister speaks out on racist videos that got her booted from college - New York Post

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:21

New York Post

Sorority sister speaks out on racist videos that got her booted from college
New York Post
A student at the University of Alabama has been expelled from the school and kicked out of a sorority after she posted racist videos on social media in which she repeatedly used the n-word. Harley Barber, a 19-year-old New Jersey native, identified ...

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House conservatives demand vote on tough border bill to avoid shutdown - The Hill

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:20

Los Angeles Times

House conservatives demand vote on tough border bill to avoid shutdown
The Hill
Members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus are making an eleventh-hour bid to get a floor vote on a conservative immigration bill in exchange for their support on a short-term spending bill, as GOP leaders scramble to secure Republican votes for ...
Shutdown watch: Are there enough House Republicans to keep the government open?CNN
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Sorority sister speaks out on racist videos that got her booted from college - New York Post

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:16

New York Post

Sorority sister speaks out on racist videos that got her booted from college
New York Post
A student at the University of Alabama has been expelled from the school and kicked out of a sorority after she posted racist videos on social media in which she repeatedly used the n-word. Harley Barber, a 19-year-old New Jersey native, identified ...
Racist videos made by student from NJ denounced by University of AlabamaNJ.com

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Apple commits to contribute over $350 billion into US economy over the next five years - The Verge

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:34

The Verge

Apple commits to contribute over $350 billion into US economy over the next five years
The Verge
Apple has announced that it will be contributing $350 billion into the US economy over the next five years, combining both new investments and its existing spending with domestic companies for supply and manufacturing. According to the company's press ...
Apple to pay $38 billion in US taxes on foreign cash, open new campusReuters
Apple expands US capital spending, plans to add 20000 jobs, invest in data centersZDNet
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House conservatives demand vote on tough border bill to avoid shutdown - The Hill

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:32

The Hill

House conservatives demand vote on tough border bill to avoid shutdown
The Hill
Members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus are making an eleventh-hour bid to get a floor vote on a conservative immigration bill in exchange for their support on a short-term spending bill, as GOP leaders scramble to secure Republican votes for ...
House Republicans appear to rally behind plan to avoid shutdownWashington Post
Bad news for GOP: Mueller probe could collide with midtermsPolitico
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Former Classmate Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death of Blaze Bernstein - KTLA

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:43

KTLA

Former Classmate Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death of Blaze Bernstein
KTLA
The Orange County district attorney announced a murder charge Wednesday against the former classmate suspected of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein, whose body was found in a shallow grave in Borrego Park a week after he was reported missing by his ...
Blaze Bernstein Suspect Used Anti-Gay Slur — Fueling Hate Crime SuspicionForward
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