• White House Wants California to Return $2.5 Billion High-Speed Rail Funding
White House Wants California to Return $2.5 Billion High-Speed Rail Funding

We want that money back now. In 2008, voters approved $10 billion in initial bonds for planning and construction of high-speed rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles . In a separate statement Tuesday, the Transportation Department said it was also "actively exploring every legal option " to seize back $2.5 billion of federal funds the Federa...

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  • Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS should not return to US
Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS should not return to US

Hours earlier, Pompeo declared that Muthana, who is detained in a Kurdish refugee camp, is not an American citizen. According to Mia Bloom, who tracks female jihadis at Georgia State University, "She was one advocating for extreme violence, especially against American military and servicemen".

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  • Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free
Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has seen a significant improvement since past year after Kim boosted ties with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and held a historic summit with Trump in June. In 1965, Kim Il Sung said North Korea sees the "Vietnamese struggle" as its own, and that Pyongyang joins China and Vietnam in shared objectives.

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  • Freezing rain could make for a tricky evening commute in Toronto
Freezing rain could make for a tricky evening commute in Toronto

Washington's Reagan National Airport led the pack. Amtrak earlier announced modifications to its Keystone service between NY and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Forecasters say the forecast may change as the weather system approaches the state. Ray Bogan reports from Washington, D.C. "I love it. It's absolutely handsome", said Rylee Maxwell, visiting...

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  • US President Donald Trump says no rush to see North Korea denuclearize
US President Donald Trump says no rush to see North Korea denuclearize

Trump spoke as his special envoy for North Korea was due in Hanoi to finalize preparations for the summit. In an interaction with reporters, Trump said he would be talking over phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday on the same issue.

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  • Civilians prompt delay in assault on last Daesh enclave: Kurd-led forces
Civilians prompt delay in assault on last Daesh enclave: Kurd-led forces

But by nightfall the trucks had not departed, and reporters there witnessed two air strikes against the jihadists. Abdulkarim Omar, co-chair of foreign relations in the region held by the SDF, said the SDF had captured around 800 foreign Islamic State insurgents.

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  • Who is Jeff Rosen, the new pick for deputy attorney general?
Who is Jeff Rosen, the new pick for deputy attorney general?

How detailed either Mueller's report or the attorney general's summary of the findings will be is unclear. "He's a tremendous man, a tremendous person who really respects this country and respects the Justice Department". Trump also ramped up his attacks on former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details...

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  • Russian Federation must build own internet in case of foreign disruption: Putin
Russian Federation must build own internet in case of foreign disruption: Putin

But can they count? Putin first mentioned the new weapon a year ago, saying it's immune to interception and can carry a heavy nuclear weapon to target aircraft carrier groups or coastal areas. He promised tax breaks, lower mortgage rates and housing subsidies for families with several children. He did not announce any new missile deployment...

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  • Jussie Smollett charged with filing false police report
Jussie Smollett charged with filing false police report

That is a separate investigation from the one conducted by Chicago police. Smollett's attorneys met with prosecutors and police, but it was unknown what they discussed or whether Smollett attended the meeting. "Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest", police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi...

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  • Family identifies mother, 3 young girls killed in Michigan home
Family identifies mother, 3 young girls killed in Michigan home

Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 48 kilometres north of Grand Rapids. The KCSO said, "We do not believe there is an active threat to community safety". However, family members said they believe Moore killed her children and then herself, according t...

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  • Federal Judge Says Roger Stone Faces Jail Time Over Instagram Posts
Federal Judge Says Roger Stone Faces Jail Time Over Instagram Posts

Despite Stone removing the post soon after, and even filing an apology with the court, Judge Jackson is now ordering Stone to answer to her in person. "Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson ", Stone wrote , and added that Jackson is "an Obama appoi...

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  • British ISIS bride stripped of citizenship after begging to come home
British ISIS bride stripped of citizenship after begging to come home

A statement from the family, shared by their lawyer, Mohammed T Akunjee, said they are hoping to challenge the decision. In a Tweet her solicitor said: "Family are very disappointed with the Home Office's intention to have n order made depriving Shamima of her citizenship ".

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  • Bernie Sanders joins 2020 US Presidential race
Bernie Sanders joins 2020 US Presidential race

Sanders, 77, announced his candidacy in an email to supporters, vowing to build a vast movement to confront the special interests that he said dominate government and politics. Democrats have the luxury in 2020 of a vast field of qualified candidates with platforms ranging across the ideological spectrum; it's doubtful there's any one candidate...

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  • United Kingdom lawmakers split from Labour Party over Corbyn's leadership
United Kingdom lawmakers split from Labour Party over Corbyn's leadership

The group has stopped short of forming a new political party and has also ruled out joining another. A key problem is that the paid up Conservative Party members are often more enthusiastic about Brexit than the Conservative lawmakers who represent them, says Alan Wager, a Research Associate at King's College London.

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  • Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released
Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released

President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince HRH Mohammad Bin Salman during the special investiture ceremony. Khan himself drove the prince to the prime minister's residence, where he was met by an honour guard.

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  • N. Korea says Pyongyang-Washington ties primed for breakthrough
N. Korea says Pyongyang-Washington ties primed for breakthrough

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump , three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told Reuters on Saturday. While tensions have eased, North Korea has not relaxed its nuclear posture and has taken no major steps to scale back or dism...

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  • At Munich Security Conference, United States & Europe Spar Over Middle East Policy
At Munich Security Conference, United States & Europe Spar Over Middle East Policy

Europe needs to be willing to get wet if it wants to swim against the unsafe tide of USA unilateralism", Zarif was quoted by Anadolu News Agency as saying. Germany and the EU on Friday rejected an appeal by US Vice President Mike Pence for Europeans to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal and isolate Tehran.

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  • Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Abe mum on Trump's claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Abe and his chief spokesman declined to say if the PM nominated the US President for the prize. "I highly praise President Trump's leadership", Mr. Abe said. Abe has developed a friendship with Trump, golfing with him on multiple occasions and staying at his Mar-a-Lago club. Japan was forced to accept bilateral trade talks with the US after Tru...

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  • US Senator Threatens Maduro With 'Swift, Severe' Consequences if Guaido Harmed
US Senator Threatens Maduro With 'Swift, Severe' Consequences if Guaido Harmed

Venezuelan military officials have to choose: Work toward democracy for the country's future, or lose everything they have. Daniel Smith, chairman of political science at the University of Florida , said voter files from 2018 show that Venezuelan-American voters in Florida are a far smaller bloc than Cuban-American or Puerto Rican voters, but ar...

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  • Trump issues stern warning to Venezuelan military
Trump issues stern warning to Venezuelan military

Opposition officials Sunday hit out at state internet provider CANTV for blocking the website where volunteers are signing up to help bring in the aid, mostly supplied by the United States but stockpiled in Colombia just over the border from Venezuela .

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