• Giambra calls marijuana legalization answer to NYS budget woes
Giambra calls marijuana legalization answer to NYS budget woes

He also outlined tax and fee increases meant to close a projected $4.4 billion 2019 state budget deficit, as he outlined his office's spending plan for the coming year, which he said also includes increases in spending for education. Senate Leader John Flanagan, R-Long Island, on Tuesday dismissed talk of a new payroll tax . He said he's open to...

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  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: School districts keeping their eyes on wintry weather
SCHOOL CLOSURES: School districts keeping their eyes on wintry weather

Caddo Parish schools were already scheduled to be closed for a teacher in-service day. SMITH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: DECA students, district competition has been cancelled for Wednesday, January 17th. State Offices: Gov. Phil Bryant ordered agency heads to delay opening state offices on Tuesday, Jan. 16, until 10 a.m., due to expected winter wea...

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  • Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations
Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

A 23-year-old woman, whom he went on a date with last year after meeting at the Emmy Awards, claimed that she had felt uncomfortable by his actions, according to TMZ. Ansari did the next day. After a quick dinner, she says, they returned to his apartment, where he undressed her, pressured her into oral sex and suggested he get a condom.

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  • My 2 Cents: False Alarm Sends Hawaii Residents Into Panic
My 2 Cents: False Alarm Sends Hawaii Residents Into Panic

Security analyst Ankit Panda told the Atlantic magazine: "Consider if president Trump, instead of spending his time on the green at Mar-a-Lago's golf course, instead had seen reports on an attack on Hawaii and issued a valid retaliatory order".

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  • Palestinian president says Israel 'ended' Oslo accords
Palestinian president says Israel 'ended' Oslo accords

Abbas also responded to White House criticism that the PLO had refused to negotiate on Jerusalem. The Islamic Jihad official said his group and Hamas agreed that their participation in the meetings won't bring any benefits to the two groups and that the results of the council meetings will be less than expectations.

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  • United States votes to renew surveillance law
United States votes to renew surveillance law

Section 702 does not allow officials to spy on Americans or people in the states, but "the FISA Amendment Act allows the government to collect data from American firms, such as Google or Microsoft". Trump's original tweet enraged Democrats who have been working with moderate Republicans to reauthorize the legislation. House Democratic le...

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  • Amethi: Clashes between protesters, Cong workers as Rahul Gandhi arrives
Amethi: Clashes between protesters, Cong workers as Rahul Gandhi arrives

The police had to intervene to restore order in the area. "If she takes a lead in the Phulpur by-election, we would not only be able to stop the winning spree of BJP but would also be able to restore the party's old glory". "Look at the plight of Amethi that has been nursed by four generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family", the chief minister told ...

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  • Police charge man in east Charlotte convenience store robbery
Police charge man in east Charlotte convenience store robbery

Charlotte man commits suicide after brutalizing her two children. "Iliyah and I have an incredible bond", Treadway posted on Instagram for her daughter's birthday. "What would cause someone to be so despondent to want to take their own life and take the lives of their children?" "But that's going to be a key component of the investigation, an...

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  • Russian Federation opposes United States attempt to renegotiate Iran n
Russian Federation opposes United States attempt to renegotiate Iran n

Last week's roundtable between EU/E3 and Iran resulted in press statements where the European Union representatives expressed their support for the implementation of the nuclear deal. Aluwaisheg wrote: "Washington's push to counter Iran's malign activities appears to be the most serious to date - and the most comprehensive, as it covers the nuc...

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  • Hamas Terror Official Injured in Lebanon Car Bombing
Hamas Terror Official Injured in Lebanon Car Bombing

Hamdan was hit in "the explosion of a bomb placed under a BMW brand auto", a military source told AFP. The Hezbollah-linked Al-Mayadeen news reported that an Israeli plane was flying over the city at the time of the explosion. Sidon is home to Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp. By longstanding convention, Lebanese authorities do not en...

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  • Siddaramaiah calls himself as 'humane Hindu', criticises BJP
Siddaramaiah calls himself as 'humane Hindu', criticises BJP

On being asked about his comment, Siddaramiah reportedly clarified that he had termed BJP and RSS as "Hindu terrorists". He also said, " Banning PFI or SDPI or Bajrang Dal is the Central Government's job, if they have proof then they can ban any organisation".

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  • Netanyahu in India for first visit by Israeli PM in 15 years
Netanyahu in India for first visit by Israeli PM in 15 years

The Israeli PM was received by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi . PM Netanyahu called PM Modi his "good friend" and said that they would together bring relations between the two countries to "new heights". "One of these pages was written 100 years ago, in the sacrifice of Indian soldiers at Haifa..." Demands to rename Teen Murti road and c...

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  • Federal judge blocks Trump's attempt to let DACA expire for current recipients
Federal judge blocks Trump's attempt to let DACA expire for current recipients

Although it is unclear and not directly stated whether the post serves as a response to the ongoing controversy, " America First" has been one of the hallmarks of Trump's presidency and often refers to his stance on immigration. "I hope that we are actually going to work on fixing DACA", said Representative Mia Love on CNN's "State of the Union" p...

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  • Wisconsin police chase Greyhound bus into IL
Wisconsin police chase Greyhound bus into IL

Racine County Sheriffs attempted to pull the bus over on I-94 near Highway 20 but the bus continued southbound. The suspect - described by Illinois State Police as "disorderly and possibly armed" - was arrested and detained after the bus came to a stop south of the Wisconsin state line near Wadsworth, in Lake County, Illinois, authorities said....

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  • 7.3-magnitude natural disaster strikes off Peru; tsunami threat
7.3-magnitude natural disaster strikes off Peru; tsunami threat

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned of that hazardous waves could hit Peru and Chile, but later stated there was no longer any tsunami threat from the quake. 'The victim reportedly found in Bella Union has not been confirmed, ' Chavez said. Residents of Lomas were evacuated after feeling an aftershock, she said.

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  • Trump waxwork amuses residents in 'off location' of new United States embassy
Trump waxwork amuses residents in 'off location' of new United States embassy

The new 12-storey building on the south bank of the river is at the heart of a huge regeneration project in a former industrial zone. In his tweet Mr Trump said: "Reason I cancelled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for "peanuts", only to ...

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  • Speeding car goes airborne, crashing into second floor of California building
Speeding car goes airborne, crashing into second floor of California building

In a tweet early Sunday morning, Orange County fire officials said one person was still trapped inside the vehicle when they arrived to the scene. The incident unfolded in the 300 block of East 17th Street in Santa Ana, CBS Los Angeles reports.

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  • IDF Destroys Hamas Terror Tunnel Reaching into Israel
IDF Destroys Hamas Terror Tunnel Reaching into Israel

On the other end, it also extended hundreds of meters into Egypt , which could have allowed fighters in Gaza to attack Israeli positions from the Sinai Peninsula, he said. "The Hamas terror organisation is accountable for all activity in and from the Gaza Strip", it said. Conricus emphasized that the tunnel's existence also threatens the ong...

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  • Turkish passenger plane skids off runway on Black Sea coast
Turkish passenger plane skids off runway on Black Sea coast

The airport was temporarily shut down until Sunday morning as firefighters cooled down the plane, which was secured with ropes to prevent it from sliding into the sea. Other images from Dogan news agency showed smoke emanating from the trapped commercial plane. Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said investigators were trying to determine why the plane had...

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  • Obama Foundation submits presidential center plans amid opposition
Obama Foundation submits presidential center plans amid opposition

The Obama Presidential Center , near Lake Michigan on the south side of Chicago , will get a taller, slimmer and more transparent museum tower than the previous version revealed a year ago. From the beginning, the plan has been beset by problems: the look and size of the center, the increase in traffic, public transportation, questions about land...

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  • Steve Bannon Turns to Quinn Emanuel's Burck Amid Russia Probe
Steve Bannon Turns to Quinn Emanuel's Burck Amid Russia Probe

Bannon, much less the influence he had over Ms. Trump's father. US President Donald Trump today told his Cabinet colleagues that his administration is going to take a strong look at the countrys libel laws , which he said are a "disgrace" and do not represent American values.

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  • Calm, but frigid after Northeast Ohio's Friday snow storm: Weekend weather forecast
Calm, but frigid after Northeast Ohio's Friday snow storm: Weekend weather forecast

WHAT.Heavy mixed precipitation expected. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory , now in effect until 7 p.m. Friday , for metro Detroit and the surrounding area - including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Monroe, St.

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  • In a first, women in Saudi Arabia attend a soccer match
In a first, women in Saudi Arabia attend a soccer match

Live from Saudi Arabia's sports pride, The Shining Jewel stadium, over 4,000 fans coming in with their families packed the arena, sources told Asharq Al Awsat. Set to inherit a country where more than half the population is under 25 years old and hungry for change, the young crown prince has looked to boost his popularity by curbing almost four dec...

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  • Nuclear Deal, Failure for Iran: Senior Official
Nuclear Deal, Failure for Iran: Senior Official

The deal struck in 2015 between seven world powers - the U.S., UK, Iran, Russia, France, China, and Germany - was one of the signature foreign policy achievements of Barack Obama's presidency. If that happens, Iran has said it would no longer be bound by the pact and could return to producing enriched uranium. To counter Trump's reluctance to...

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  • Turkey summons United States charge d'affaires over Syria
Turkey summons United States charge d'affaires over Syria

Ankara has therefore called on Russian Federation and Iran , and rightly so, to cease and desist from their active and open aggression and military involvement in the fighting in the Idlib province and summoned their ambassadors in Ankara for this goal.

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