• Gov. McMaster: 2 Killed, 116 Injured in Amtrak Collision
Gov. McMaster: 2 Killed, 116 Injured in Amtrak Collision

All but about 20 of the train's 139 passengers were taken to local hospitals after the crash, which took place west of Columbia at about 2:35 a.m., The State reported . He said he asked her to repeat herself three times when she said her train had derailed. One person at Palmetto Heath was in critical condition, while two were in serious con...

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  • Trump asked deputy attorney general if he was part of his team
Trump asked deputy attorney general if he was part of his team

The attorneys acknowledged that there is a question whether a sitting president can be indicted, but that Mueller's team is willing to let the courts settle that issue while Congress wrestles with what to do with the embattled president. "The one question people should ask is why were Democrats so concerned about this coming out?" said Republican s...

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  • Man who sold bullets to Vegas shooter charged
Man who sold bullets to Vegas shooter charged

He also told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday that he sold more than 700 rounds of ammunition to Paddock. The Las Vegas shooting has been deemed the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history. Haig stated that Paddock informed him he wanted to do a light show with or for his friends in the desert. Investigators had also interviewed Paddock'...

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  • Syria rejects United States claiming of chemical weapon use as
Syria rejects United States claiming of chemical weapon use as "lies"

Mattis told reporters that sarin gas is something that has been weaponized and that "we are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use, the likelihood of sarin use, and we're looking for the evidence". Mattis hinted at such action on Friday, referencing a USA missile strike on a Syrian military airfield past year. Washington has ack...

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  • 2 teens shot at Los Angeles middle school, suspect in custody
2 teens shot at Los Angeles middle school, suspect in custody

This is the third USA school shooting in just over a week; a 15-year-old boy in Kentucky killed two and wounded 14 on January 23, the day after a 16-year-old boy wounded one girl in Texas. After the suspect was taken into custody and the wounded students were taken to hospitals, police went room to room on the locked-down campus, leading some stude...

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  • Five Myths About the Nuclear Posture Review
Five Myths About the Nuclear Posture Review

The US military wants to revamp its nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons, largely in response to Russian actions in recent years, the Pentagon said in a policy statement released Friday. But Trump sees a fuller deterrent role for these weapons, as reflected in the plan to develop new capabilities to counter Russian Federatio...

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  • 'Moderate' Sen. Joe Manchin is totally owned by his party
'Moderate' Sen. Joe Manchin is totally owned by his party

Manchin responded in a statement: "The vice president's comments are exactly why Washington Sucks". "Manchin may have intimated to the vice president that he was on board with tax cuts", the West Virginia Republican told Fox News' " America's Newsroom ", adding that Republicans were talking about expanding businesses and giving bonuses for worker...

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  • New mental health campaign rocks
New mental health campaign rocks

The campaign encourages people to share their experience with mental health issues along with the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. If we place too much of a focus on physical purchases to practise that self-care, we are alienating populations in poverty who are at risk for mental health issues and may not be able to afford the latest self-care fad product....

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  • 'Significant' rain expected Sunday could become sleet and snow, weather service says
'Significant' rain expected Sunday could become sleet and snow, weather service says

Behind that system, no matter if it turns out significant or minor, we have another clipper for Thursday afternoon and Friday morning that brings 2-4 inches of snow to 70% of the state. Tonight - Periods of rain. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 miles per hour in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Accumulation possible.

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  • Nunes memo could be released Friday following nod from Trump
Nunes memo could be released Friday following nod from Trump

Mr. Schiff and other Democrats on the Intelligence Committee drafted their own memo, a rebuttal which they say adds context to the Republican document. White House spokesman Raj Shah said on Thursday that White House involvement in the memo is limited to whether the memo should be blocked from release, as opposed to whether to release it.

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  • Six More Weeks of Winter as Punxsutawney Phil Again Sees His Shadow
Six More Weeks of Winter as Punxsutawney Phil Again Sees His Shadow

People in the United States and Canada will be gearing up to celebrate the annual Groundhog Day , Friday. This year marked the 132nd ceremony, which brought visitors from around the world. How accurate are Punxsutawney Phil's predictions? At 7:25 a.m. Eastern time on a slope outside Punxsutawney, Pa ., known as Gobbler's Knob, the apparently u...

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  • Abbas to Speak at UN Security Council After Bolting Talks with Israel
Abbas to Speak at UN Security Council After Bolting Talks with Israel

In a speech to the Palestine Liberation Organization's Central Council, Abbas called the reported peace plane "the slap in the face of the century", according to the Jerusalem Post . He also announced that the council will hold an informal meeting February 22 on the Palestinians where former US president Jimmy Carter, former United Nations human...

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  • Tillerson lands in Latin America with swipes at China and Venezuela
Tillerson lands in Latin America with swipes at China and Venezuela

CGTN's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City . "I understand how important NAFTA is for our economy, and then the continent", he said. Abigail Griffin, a Plan II senior, said she appreciated Tillerson's visit to UT because it humanized him by showing that anyone, regardless of who they become, can return to UT and joke about how UT is still...

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  • USA accuses Syria of chemical weapons use in East Ghouta
USA accuses Syria of chemical weapons use in East Ghouta

Rather, the officials said Assad's forces are using the same chemicals - chlorine and sarin - but in more sophisticated ways, potentially to evade global accountability by making the origins of attacks harder to trace. Assad is a member of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam that forms a minority of Syria's population. But the officials...

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  • DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez
DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez

Salomon Melgen, a wealthy ophthalmologist in Florida, in return for political favors. "Given the impact of the Court's January 24 order on the charges and the evidence admissible in a retrial, the United States has determined that it will not retry the defendants on the remaining charges", DOJ spokeswoman Nicole Navas Oxman said.

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  • Putin says Russian Federation hopes to turn page on doping at Olympics
Putin says Russian Federation hopes to turn page on doping at Olympics

The U.S. Treasury Department published a list late Monday with the names of 210 Russian "senior political figures" and businesspeople. "Essentially, all of us, everyone out of the 146 million people have been put on some sort of list", Putin said.

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  • 2nd 'Person of Interest' Named in Vegas Shooting Investigation
2nd 'Person of Interest' Named in Vegas Shooting Investigation

Haig said Paddock told him he was going to put on a "light show" with the tracer ammunition he bought. The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal have requested the autopsy records for both Stephen Paddock and all 58 victims of the 1 October shooting.

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  • EasyJet chief Johan Lundgren cuts pay to match predecessor
EasyJet chief Johan Lundgren cuts pay to match predecessor

EasyJet said its average male salary was nearly 52% higher than the average female salary - largely because there are so few female pilots. He will now reduce it to match the £706,000 earned by Carolyn McCall when she left easyJet. EasyJet, the Luton, England-based carrier, had set Lundgren's starting salary at approximately $1.04 million; a rais...

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  • Yemen presidency condemns 'illegitimate coup' in Aden
Yemen presidency condemns 'illegitimate coup' in Aden

Speaking to the Yemeni news agency, Badi said the palace, its surroundings and the majority of Crater city were still under the control of the presidential forces, denying claims that armed forces from the so-called "Southern Transitional Council" had controlled the surrounding and the southern gate of the palace.

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  • South Korea says uncovered about $600 million in cryptocurrency crimes
South Korea says uncovered about $600 million in cryptocurrency crimes

The volume numbers from South Korea now are underinflated as their markets have been frozen for the majority of the last month. "We allege that AriseBank and its principals sought to raise hundreds of millions from investors by misrepresenting the company as a first-of-its-kind decentralized bank offering its own cryptocurrency to be used for a...

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  • FCC Updates Public on Hawaii Incident
FCC Updates Public on Hawaii Incident

A midnight shift supervisor, pretending to be the U.S. Pacific Command, played a recording over the phone to day shift workers. However, because it actually was a drill, this recording also had the phrase " exercise, exercise, exercise " at the beginning and end.

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  • Clinton: given second chance, I would fire aide accused of sexual harassment
Clinton: given second chance, I would fire aide accused of sexual harassment

But Clinton instead moved the female staffer to a different job, docked Strider's pay, and ordered Strider to attend counseling - which, sources tell the Times , he never did. "She also described a manager who was controlling and could become explosively angry at the slightest provocation". Clinton was first briefed about the complaint against S...

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  • Suspected gay serial killer charged with three more deaths
Suspected gay serial killer charged with three more deaths

Kinsman and Esen both went missing a year ago. As reported by the Post , police have noted that McArthur and Kinsman were engaged in a "sexual relationship". We do believe there are more . "When people stop coming, it's not unusual for us". DS Idsinga added: 'The city of Toronto has never seen anything like this, it is unprecedented and dr...

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  • 76 undocumented immigrants, including 13 children, found in tractor-trailer in Texas
76 undocumented immigrants, including 13 children, found in tractor-trailer in Texas

In the first smuggling incident, Border Patrol agents pulled over a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 5 near Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego. Agents at the checkpoint on north Highway 83 questioned the driver of a tractor-trailer in the primary lane.

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  • Hospital visit turns fatal as MRI machine sucks man in
Hospital visit turns fatal as MRI machine sucks man in

A police case has been registered against the doctors and the male nurse for causing death by negligence . A female helper has been detained. They are now asking for stern actions against the doctor and the ward boy. An oxygen cylinder, attached to the patient's bed, leaked, he said. 32-year-old Rajesh Maru lost his life on Saturday evenin...

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  • NCAA President Mark Emmert denies he is not reporting crimes
NCAA President Mark Emmert denies he is not reporting crimes

Emmert first pointed out the letter Redmond sent was to the NCAA Board of Governors which was called the Executive Committee at the time. Nassar, the former MSU and USA Gymnastics physician, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for serially molesting young girls and women.

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  • Bill Maher Jokes Melania's Marriage to Trump Must Feel Like the Holocaust
Bill Maher Jokes Melania's Marriage to Trump Must Feel Like the Holocaust

On Friday, Melania Trump's spokeswoman issued a statement that seemed to refer to a Daily Mail report that the first lady has spent several nights away from the White House since the alleged affair was reported, as well as the author Michael Wolff's claim the president had an affair with United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.

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  • Finland's president headed for re-election
Finland's president headed for re-election

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has scored a landslide first-round reelection victory, an apparent vote of confidence for his delicate balancing of managing ties with neighbor Russian Federation and the West. Some political observers suggested that Mr. Haavisto was running with an eye on the 2024 election, reluctant to challenge Mr. Niinisto head ...

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  • Government formulated plans to uplift poor sections: President Kovind
Government formulated plans to uplift poor sections: President Kovind

In his address to a joint sitting of Parliament on the first day of Budget Session, the President said over 93 lakh houses were constructed by the government in the last three-and-a-half years. Work has started to connect villages with Broadband connectivity. Talking about the health initiatives, the President said the new National Health Policy...

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  • Donald Trump's paranoia on Andrew McCabe and the 'deep state,' explained
Donald Trump's paranoia on Andrew McCabe and the 'deep state,' explained

McCabe became the acting director after Trump fired then FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. Wray raised concerns about an impending inspector general report about the actions of FBI officials when the bureau was investigating both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, the repor...

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  • FM tells Polish envoy Israel expects controversial bill to be changed
FM tells Polish envoy Israel expects controversial bill to be changed

Many historians warn against trying to simplify Poland's role in the Holocaust. Today's Poles have been raised on stories of their people's wartime suffering and heroism. According to Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich, no more than 2,500 Jews were killed by Poles during the Holocaust and directly thereafter. On top of that they claim that Pole...

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  • Trump denies he called for Mueller's firing
Trump denies he called for Mueller's firing

Special counsel Robert Mueller (L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 in Washington , DC. All the same, if the best indicator of future behavior is past behavior, The New York Times story on Thursday night makes clear that the notion of firing Mueller is at least one Trum...

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  • Kingdom Holding up 10 percent after Prince Alwaleed freed
Kingdom Holding up 10 percent after Prince Alwaleed freed

Earlier reports had suggested that he was preparing to cough up a cash settlement in return for his freedom, although the reported breakdown of those talks led to suggestions that he may he put on trial. Bin Talal also said he expects to retain full control of his global investment company, Kingdom Holding Co, amid speculation that he may be forc...

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  • Rescuers forced to make tragic choice on 'killer mountain'
Rescuers forced to make tragic choice on 'killer mountain'

France's Elisabeth Revol and Poland's Tomek Mackiewicz got stuck more than 24,000 feet up the roughly 26,500-foot mountain and used a satellite phone to call for help, the BBC reports . Revol is now said to have been flown to Pakistani capital Islamabad for further medical treatment, and is expected to be transferred to a French hospital that sp...

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  • Family members of Pennsylvania shooting victims say suspect acted out of jealousy
Family members of Pennsylvania shooting victims say suspect acted out of jealousy

Evidence markers sit on the scene of a fatal shooting at a auto wash in Melcroft, Pa ., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Police earlier said that a fifth person was pronounced dead at a hospital, but they announced at a late afternoon news conference that the shooter remained on life support.

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