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Team USA's Lindsey Vonn takes bronze in women's downhill event

Mikaela Shiffrin said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics. "I remember when she won in Vancouver and I said I wish one day I can be there racing at the top", she said. Tonight's Winter Olympics coverage on NBC begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Netanyahu Insists Israel Will Continue Bombing Syria As Needed

But Russia's influence has proven to be limited, while Iran is determined to spread its hegemony. On the one hand, some believe that the existence of a strong negotiator such as Russian Federation in this conflict minimises the risk of confrontation between Israel and the Iranian-backed camp, which if it happens will destroy Russia's efforts to restore the strength of the Syrian regime.

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Senate leaders optimistic about budget deal as another shutdown deadline approaches

DACA has become a key sticking point for Democrats , all of whom in the House voted Tuesday against a package to keep the government funded due to the lack of a DACA solution in the legislation . "Some people were not eligible were not eligible and some people just couldn't afford it", said a 19-year-old Prince George's County Dreamer in response to the Chief of Staff.

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United States releases list of Russian oligarchs, political figures

The legislation nearly unanimously passed both chambers, and it was clear that Congress would override a presidential veto. "It just doesn't make sense". The warning came as tensions heightened Tuesday between Moscow and Washington over possible punitive actions against Russian President Vladimir Putin's government for meddling in the USA presidential election in 2016.

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Two Prominent Canadian Politicians Resign Amid Misconduct Allegations

The allegations, which Brown denies, stem from two separate incidents. Local politicians and residents are reacting to the sexual misconduct allegation levied against Patrick Brown. His voice quavering, he appeared to be planning to stay on as leader before meeting with party officials and quitting a few hours later. The pressure on Brown to resign ramped up immediately.

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1.8M Dreamers Could Get Citizenship in New WH Plan

The call grew contentious, some of the sources said, when Miller began to solicit input from the conservative immigration groups, many of which have long advocated restrictions on legal immigration and no amnesty for undocumented immigrants now in the United States.

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White House says Trump focused on minimizing shutdown harm

The Republican president has vacillated on what sort of legislation he supports and McConnell now seems willing to let the Senate craft a deal on legal protections for Dreamers and beefing up immigration enforcement at US borders. Their relief was evident on Monday once a deal had been reached to reopen the government. "This shutdown is gonna get a lot worse tomorrow", McConnell said as the Senate opened a second day of a rare weekend session .

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Erdogan calls on Trump to stop arm supply to terrorists in Syria

Turkey's action reflects " a continuation of the tensions that have been simmering between the USA and Turkey for some time", former ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman tells me. Turkey launched an offensive into the region on Saturday, attacking US -backed Kurdish fighters near its southern border. The Turkish advance has been slow thanks to ferocious counter-attacks from the Kurds and bad weather, which has hindered air strikes, several sources said .

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Shutdown lifted as Senate agrees vote on immigration

Trump did not mention the other White House immigration reform principles which include an end to chain migration and the end of the visa lottery program. Despite this, Sanders seemed confident that a final immigration agreement between Democrats and Republicans would eventually come to pass. Under the programme, young people who qualified were allowed to live openly in the United States, working and attending college and shielded from deportation.

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Syrian Kurd leaders call for mass mobilisation to defend Afrin

It fears the establishment of a Kurdish corridor along its border. In Idlib already there was an exchange between Moscow and Ankara - the Turks withdrew their proxy forces in Afrin , the CAA closed the pot, said the chief editor of IA REGNUM Yuri little sheep.

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Iranian Kurdish MPs Protest Turkish Invasion of Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to expand the operation to other Kurdish regions. Turkey launched "Operation Olive Branch" against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG/YPJ) Saturday, following the announcement that the US-led coalition in Syria would create a "border security force" to prevent IS from regrouping in Syria.

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Why we didn't have shutdowns for most of USA history

MEDICAL CARE: Veterans Hospitals will remain open and Medicare and Medicaid workers will continue as normal. But we can not speak for the federal services, and the tens of thousands of federal workers , in Washington state . "We haven't been allowed to notify them of their status or share any of the official documentation, like, 'What happens if my benefits aren't being paid?" Right now, the sticking points for Republicans and Democrats seem to be immigration and healthcare .

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Tom Brady (hand) considered questionable for Patriots

Asked Friday he'd prove a tough matchup should the Patriots line up all-pro tight end Rob Gronkowski outside against him in Sunday's AFC championship game , the Jacksonville Jaguars all-pro said matter-of-factly, "He hasn't played a corner like me before".

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How would a government shutdown affect Arizona?

Most New Yorkers have no idea that there's even a National Archives office here. The shutdown could still be avoided. "Now here we are in January 2018 and it feels like Groundhog Day has come early as we vote once again on a stopgap spending measure punting the issue into next month".

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Trump says Democrats don't want to make a deal on DACA

He admitted that Democrats have backed stopgap bills in the past, and provided the necessary votes to avoid any shutdown, but said in this circumstance because there are still no deals on the budget or DACA , "time's up". Trump has been accused of using a vulgar word to describe African countries during an Oval Office meeting last week with a bipartisan group of six senators.

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Trump blames Russian Federation for helping North Korea evade sanctions

I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump said . Mockingly mimicking the newspaper's front page, it then reads "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - FAKE NEWS IS AT IT AGAIN!" North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un just stated that the "Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times".

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Clock Ticks Down to Possible US Government Shutdown

Word of Trump's comments threatened to upend delicate negotiations over resolving the status of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. " Many Republicans are willing to have a DACA fix", he said. Republicans are hoping the money for children will pressure some Democrats to back the overall bill.

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Trump did not use "shithole countries" for Africa, Haiti - Republican Senators

Dick Durbin (D-IL) and defend President Donald Trump from accusations that he said during a meeting on Thursday that he does not want immigrants coming to the U.S. Durbin didn't back down Monday when asked Perdue's and Cotton's comments. It's worth noting that the racism accusation against Trump is not rooted exclusively in his use of the term " shithole ", or for that matter, "shithouse".

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A witness to Minnesota Vikings history

The Minnesota Vikings' stunning, last-minute victory over the New Orleans Saints produced a photo of staggering beauty. Vikings fan Chip Schloesser drove nearly 1,200 miles from Minnesota to New Orleans to take a cruise with his friends and stopped into Walk On's to catch the game.

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The Warrantless Surveillance Program has been Extended

The Section 702 program was originally approved by Congress in 2008 to increase the government's ability to track and thwart foreign terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The House voted 256-164 to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act , with 191 Republicans and 65 Democrats voting yes, and 119 Democrats and 45 Republicans voting no.