• Cory Gardner meets with Jeff Sessions to discuss federal enforcement for marijuana
Cory Gardner meets with Jeff Sessions to discuss federal enforcement for marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to eliminate certain protections created for the industry by the Obama Administration. Since Sessions' announcement last Thursday, Lelling has issued two statements addressing how his office will proceed with federal marijuana law enforcement in light of the new guidance from Sessions.

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  • Canada More Convinced Trump Will Withdraw from NAFTA
Canada More Convinced Trump Will Withdraw from NAFTA

The question now is whether the president will decide to blow up NAFTA (or at least try - the legal mechanisms for withdrawal are uncertain and Congress may block a US exit). Hush-hush rumors or fact, but the Canadian officials perceive increased likelihood of the NAFTA negotiations waning out, leading the United States to leave the trade agreeme...

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  • Trump Administration Proposes Expansion of Offshore Drilling Blog Winston’s Environmental Law Update
Trump Administration Proposes Expansion of Offshore Drilling Blog Winston’s Environmental Law Update

In the plan released by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke , drilling could be expanded in those oceans, as well as the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico . Florida Gov. Former President Barack Obama blocked Atlantic and Pacific drilling under a five-year plan finalized in 2016. As it is now written, the plan enables private companies to begin drilling...

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  • Benue killings: Ortom demands prosecution of Miyetti Allah leaders
Benue killings: Ortom demands prosecution of Miyetti Allah leaders

While the Nigerian state seems to be deploying its security machinery to tackle threats to peace by militants in the Niger Delta and Boko Haram in the North-East, not much has been done to counter the threats posed by Fulani herdsmen who consider the whole country their private turf.

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  • Trump to let states require employment for Medicaid
Trump to let states require employment for Medicaid

Department of Health and Human Services. "Federal Medicaid laws do not permit work requirements". A study in December in JAMA Internal Medicine found that about half of the Medicaid recipients in MI were already working. But opponents to tying Medicaid to work argue that good health leads to the ability to hold down a job. "This new attack on...

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  • Treasury and IRS release new guidance on tax withholdings
Treasury and IRS release new guidance on tax withholdings

The IRS is going to need some $500 million over the next two years to implement the recently-passed $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill, according to an agency report released Wednesday. Democrats remain critical of the Republican-led tax bill and warn that the the new tax guidelines allow the Trump administration to deliver on the promise of a large midd...

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  • US House Approves Renewal of Anti-terror Surveillance Law
US House Approves Renewal of Anti-terror Surveillance Law

Ryan . "The House-passed bill does absolutely nothing to defend the vast majority of law-abiding Americans from warrantless searches, and in many ways it expands the federal government's ability to spy on Americans". "As a former Army Ranger I know the importance of section 702 in defeating the enemies of our country", said Rep. Warren Davids...

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  • State Department increases travel risk for states in Mexico
State Department increases travel risk for states in Mexico

Officials cite continued murder, kidnaping and carjacking related to gang activity as the primary reason for the warning. Mexico as a whole has a level-two rating, "exercise increased caution" in the new four-level alert system, because of concerns about crime.

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  • White House claims there was no contradiction in Trump's FISA tweets
White House claims there was no contradiction in Trump's FISA tweets

She noted that Speaker Ryan after Trump tweeted praised his grasp of FISA . On Thursday morning, Trump sent out several tweets, including attacks on Democrats and Hillary Clinton, as well as his opposition to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance ( FISA ) which he believes led to the release of the now infamous "pee tape" dossier.

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  • So, Donald Trump just dubbed Stephen Bannon 'Sloppy Steve' in a tweet
So, Donald Trump just dubbed Stephen Bannon 'Sloppy Steve' in a tweet

As one White House official told me early a year ago, foreign leaders reached out to Kushner, rather than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , because they knew that Kushner and Ivanka would be the last ones standing beside the president. Trump tweeted late Thursday that Wolff's book was fiction and reliant on fake sources. Easons said there had...

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  • Canadian officials see rising odds that Trump will leave NAFTA
Canadian officials see rising odds that Trump will leave NAFTA

The next round of NAFTA talks - the sixth so far - will be held in Montreal from January 23 to 28. Kansas City Southern fell as much as 4.6 per cent after the report, its biggest loss in more than eight months. Canada, along with Mexico, has so far rejected some of the Trump administration's hardline demands and refused to offer counter-proposals -...

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  • Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America
Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America

There were no early reports of fatalities or serious damage. The epicenter of the quake was 125.4 miles north/northeast off the coast of Barra Patucca, Honduras and 25 miles from the Swan Islands, which only houses a small naval post. The U.S. Tsunami Center canceled the alert for the two Caribbean islands, as well as Jamaica, Cuba, the Cayman Is...

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  • Democratic senator releases Fusion GPS testimony in Russian Federation probe
Democratic senator releases Fusion GPS testimony in Russian Federation probe

Simpson's testimony , however, was not accurate, according to a person close to Fusion. Mr Papadopoulos drunkenly told an Australian diplomat during the campaign that Russian Federation had dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to the New York Times .

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  • Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary
Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

His decision to quit will be seen as a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May as she embarked on a much trumpeted reshuffle of her team of ministers. "It's perhaps unfair to lay the entire blame for an inconclusive, lacklustre talks process at the secretary of state's door but he certainly can't escape unscathed".

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  • Fire reported on top floor of Trump Tower in NY
Fire reported on top floor of Trump Tower in NY

More than 126 firefighters responded to the scene. Aerial viewes showed fighters on the roof while the high-rise emitted smoke from one of its corners. "The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job", said the younger Trump. " FIRE AND FURY on top of Trump Tower! ".

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  • 'Gross Divisive Politics': Congress blames Modi, Arun for economic slowdown
'Gross Divisive Politics': Congress blames Modi, Arun for economic slowdown

You have shown us how you have built the countries you have journeyed to. Harichandan had given a similar call to the party leaders and workers when he took over as the OPCC president, three years back.However, a powerful section within the party had demanded restructuring of the State unit.

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  • Kashmiri cricketers arrested for playing Pakistan national anthem in pre-match ceremony
Kashmiri cricketers arrested for playing Pakistan national anthem in pre-match ceremony

The players can be seen standing with their heads bowed as the Pakistan national anthem plays in the background over loudspeakers. "There was a local cricket tournament going on at Arin and it was the final match of the tournament", said a source.

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  • Man Dies In Stockholm Blast; Police See No Terrorism Link
Man Dies In Stockholm Blast; Police See No Terrorism Link

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, the item was a hand grenade, but that has not been confirmed. Swedish national broadcaster SVT says a man has died after he picked up an unidentified object from the ground near a subway station in Stockholm that detonated in his hand.

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  • Macy's closing its downtown Cincinnati store
Macy's closing its downtown Cincinnati store

The location was previously a Burdines department store and served as the company's headquarters until Burdines was bought by Federated Department Stores, Inc., which also owns Macy's. City Manager Harry Black called the store closing unfortunate, but said the city still benefits from having the Macy's corporate headquarters downtown.

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  • Iran unrest divides UN Security Council meeting
Iran unrest divides UN Security Council meeting

One of the largest demonstrations was at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Musalla Mosque, where thousands of protesters blasted the US and chanted anti-U.S. slogans. "They are attempting to silence the voice of the Iranian people". He added that changes in Iran will come from the people and not from overseas. Nauert's statement came on the same day the S...

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  • Mega Millions jackpot up to $450 million; Powerball increases to $570 million
Mega Millions jackpot up to $450 million; Powerball increases to $570 million

At $450 million, the prize has an estimated cash value of $281.2 million. The prize soared to $570 million - the fifth-largest in Powerball history. Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. Tickets for both games also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com . What would you do if you won the lottery? To put that in perspective, you'r...

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  • Quake hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake
Quake hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake

Social media posts showed people were awakened some 40 miles to the north and south, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. People as far as San Jose reported feeling the quake. The shaking was felt across the Bay Area. "We know that it's ready [and] is capable of having another big quake at anytime", Tom Brocher, seis...

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  • Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman files defamation lawsuit against Moore, campaign
Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman files defamation lawsuit against Moore, campaign

Moore lost to Doug Jones in a special election held to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions's open seat. Corfman said she later arranged to meet Moore and that he took her to his home and initiated the encounter. Zervos' attorney, Gloria Allred, has said that a defamation case she and attorney Mariann Meier Wang settled in NY in 2015 is "an importan...

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  • Bill Clinton breaks with Hillary on impact of Comey letter
Bill Clinton breaks with Hillary on impact of Comey letter

Donald Trump has made his feelings on the Hillary Clinton email scandal abundantly clear, leading chants of "lock her up" at almost every one of his presidential campaign rallies and directly telling Clinton that she would be put in jail during a heated exchange at one of the 2016 presidential debates.

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  • At least 16 injured as fire devours building in Bronx
At least 16 injured as fire devours building in Bronx

The massive fire comes less than a week after another fire, caused by a child playing with a stove, killed at least 12 people, including several children. The fire is believed to have started on a furniture store on the first floor. The latest blaze came less than a week after another fire in the Bronx killed 12 people .

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