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After details of the agreement emerged Sunday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., released a statement saying the deal reflects the Democrats' principles. The deal denies money for President Donald Trump's border wall and rejects his cuts to popular domestic programs. It also doesn't give the president money for a border wall, but it did give him more funding to strengthen the military.
  • EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

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    Scott Pruitt, the EPA chief in the administration of Republican President Donald Trump, joined dozens of other states in challenging the rule when he was attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. "We can't drink the water". "We're committed to doing that , doing it in an efficient and effective way so we can get back and see progress in this community".
  • Slain woman's Fitbit data cited in murder case against husband

    Slain woman's Fitbit data cited in murder case against husband

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    When his wife returned home from her class a bit later, he said , the intruder attacked him, then shot her. A CT man has been charged with murder after claims an intruder killed his wife in their house were apparently contradicted by movements recorded on her Fitbit device.
  • Turkey crackdown: 1000 arrested for suspected coup links

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    This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Local media say arrest warrants have been issued for more than 3,000 people. "We are trying to cleanse members of FETO (the Gulenist movement) inside the armed forces, inside the judiciary and inside the police", Erdogan told Reuters shortly before the nationwide sweep.
  • South Korea deploys parts of U.S. missile defense

    South Korea deploys parts of U.S. missile defense

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    The officials also said that past efforts have failed to halt North Korea's unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests, adding that with each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and "poses a growing threat to our allies and the US homeland".
  • Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

    Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

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    Now, he is the subject of multiple investigations. Weeks after that, news broke that Flynn had neglected to list three Russia-linked sources of income - including $45,000 in speaking fees from the Kremlin-backed RT news network - in his legally required White House ethics forms.
  • ETF Flyer: Macron is Good for European Stocks

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    Conservative candidate Francois Fillon got 20.01%, and left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, 19.58% of the vote. The victory for pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron , who is now expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote next month, sent the pan-European STOXX 50 index up 3 percent, France's CAC40 nearly 4 percent and bank stocks more than 6 percent.
  • Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France

    Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France

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    In 2005, he was convicted on three counts of attempted murder, two of which were against police officers. Thursday's attack in Paris came while the country prepared for presidential elections on Sunday. Le Pen of attempting to make political hay out of the killing, saying she was "seeking, as she does after every tragedy, to take advantage of it". The country has seen a series of attacks that have killed almost 240 people in the past two years.
  • Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses

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    Alexandra Thornton, a senior director of tax policy with the left-leaning Center for American Progress, said the bigger proposed corporate tax cut signaled that Trump was serious about cutting entitlements like Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.
  • Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

    Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

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    The U.S. industry is pursuing its fifth unfair trade case against Canadian lumber since 1982, after previous cases examining timber sales from Crown land have been decided in Canada's favour. Trevor Hargreaves with the BC Dairy Association believes Trump could have been referring to a relatively new Canadian policy, where Canadian milk bottlers and marketers have agreed to buy more Canadian product.
  • 14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram

    14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram

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    No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban militants have been active in the region for more than a decade. The injured were rushed to Agency Headquarters Hospital Parachinar. The blast tore through the heavily-loaded pickup truck in the Godar area of Kurram tribal district early in the morning, according to Irfan Ali, a local administration official in the area.
  • United Nations hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

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    He said Yemen is experiencing a tragedy of huge proportions where especially children are already dying at an alarming rate. Antonio Guterres hailed the pledges after wrapping up the daylong meeting yesterday, saying it had raised half of the US$2.1 billion in funds sought this year in a United Nations appeal.