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by | January 18, 2018 | 17:52

Funding for CHIP, which provides subsidized health insurance for children of low-income families, lapsed in September, but Congress approved another injection of money to keep CHIP going at the end of the year. "He does not want a shutdown ". "At this point, we are keeping the Democrats on the run and think it's the best move forward". "There's general support for doing what leadership said we were going to do six weeks ago, to fully fund our military for a year and CR non-defense ...

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:43

It is possible GOP leaders would add language extending financing for a widely popular children's health insurance program, making the overall bill more hard for Democrats to oppose. House Republican leaders tried to win over wary conservatives for the spending bill by sweetening it. They added a two-year delay on implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care plans.

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:35

In a Facebook Live session during the ongoing Raisina Dialogue organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), he said: "I think the bonhomie (between India and China) has returned to what it was prior to the Dolam (Doklam standoff)". "I don't visualise very serious trouble, but then one has to be prepared for anything". He asked the BJP government to apprise the countrymen on reports and latest satellite imagery suggesting that Chinese Army has not only built full-fledged military ...

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:34

United Kingdom house prices bounced back in December after they ground to a halt the previous month, a survey showed Thursday. The results for the wider South East are closer to the national picture. The expectations balance fell to -6 in December from -4 in November. As such, this measure is now consistent with a marginal increase in prices nationally over the coming months.

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:27

The drone dropped the flotation device to the swimmers . Once they had a grasp on the flotation device, the swimmers were able to make their way to shore. Barilaro released a video of the rescue on Twitter. The rescue was a first for the remote-piloted mini aircraft that's more commonly used to spot sharks off Brisbane's popular beaches.

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:23

According to the police, the motorcycle riding gunmen targeted a team of health workers at a flyover, killing one worker and injuring another. Quetta is the provincial capital. "Polio teams are rendering a huge national service to save our children from the crippling disease". "Sakina Bibi, 38 and her daughter Rizwana Bibi, 16, were killed by unknown assailants while they were administering polio drops to children", senior police official Aitzaz Ahmed Goraya told AFP.

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:18

Jackson, who has been the lead White House doctor since 2013, said that he has interacted with the president several times a day for the past year and saw no need for a cognitive test . Trump's mental health and acuity have been a subject of fierce discussion since the publication of Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:13

A Jammu and Kashmir Police officer not willing to be quoted said, "Pakistani forces indiscriminately opened fire at a BSF camp in RS Pura Sector". "A BSF man, who was manning LMG position in the border outpost, was hit by a bullet". "The place where they engaged us has a stream nearby", Sharma said. Terming the situation at border as tense, he said, "Pakistani troops are breaching border ceasefire at LoC regularly and have now resorted to unprovoked firing at IB".

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:10

It will now be known as the Sac Actun system. According to the Quintana Roo Speleological Survey, there are 358 submerged cave systems in the Yucatan Penisula, totalling about 1.400 km of flooded passages. Mayan civilization attached particular importance to the network of cenotes , some of which were viewed to have religious significance. Guillermo de Anda, GAM director, said the stunning discovery would help archaeologists and historians better understand the region's culture.

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:06

The BJP has successfully managed to make inroads into the Congress bastions in the North-East, having won Assam and Manipur and conducting a political coup in Arunachal Pradesh. A Congress MLA, too, joined the BJP bandwagon. There are nine vacancies in the state assembly. The Nagaland People's Front is in power in Nagaland .

by | January 18, 2018 | 17:02

Haasan, who announced his entry into politics in November a year ago, said the unity of Southern states will be strong enough to dictate its terms to the central government. Earlier in the day, Kamal Haasan announced the beginning of his political tour and released a detailed plan of his pitstops across the state. "At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by", Haasan said in a statement ...

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:57

Once the e-way bill system is implemented, tax avoidance will become extremely hard as the government will have details of all goods above the value of Rs 50,000 moved and can spot the mismatch if either the supplier or the purchaser does not file tax returns.

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:30

Dick Durbin , D-Ill., and some Republicans . The doctor will then let the patient know that they will be asked about the words again at the end of the exam. Without explicitly denying using the vulgarity, Trump on Monday lashed out at the Democratic senator, who said Trump uttered it on several occasions.

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:30

But it was the Justice Department that announced in September that DACA would be canceled in March, creating a six-month window for Congress to write legislation protecting immigrants who were brought to the USA illegally as children or allow them to face deportation.

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:26

The woman , who went by the name Grace in the article to protect her identity, said the pair eventually went back to Ansari's apartment, where the comedian quickly initiated a sexual encounter. The fact that so many women can dismiss what happened to her as "dating in your 20s" terrifies me as a woman in my 20s. "We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity , which by all indications was completely consensual", Ansari said.

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:22

The office is attempting to "control the spread of the oil spill and is carrying out work to estimate its impact on the marine ecological environment", it said on its website. Condensate is a toxic, low density gaseous substance that is more explosive than regular crude oil and used to make jet fuel, among other products. Most condensates are also colourless and generate a toxic underwater slick that is nearly invisible from the surface.

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:04

The total USA contribution to UNRWA in 2017 was above $350 million. The State Department said $60 million of what had been a planned $125 million package would go through to keep the agency running, but the rest will be withheld for now. Israel had urged the USA to stop funding UNRWA, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying last week that the agency " must disappear from the world".

by | January 18, 2018 | 16:01

When is Shrove Tuesday and why is it called Shrove Tuesday? A senior member of the European Parliament says Jean-Claude Juncker concedes that the bloc is also to blame for Brexit. On Thursday, Farage told British TV that "my mind is actually changing on this" and that "maybe, maybe I am reaching the point of thinking we should have a second referendum" because it would "kill off the issue for a generation".

by | January 18, 2018 | 15:24

Such was the case this morning when I see the screen and TV legend trending on Twitter; I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I found out that she's in the news because she's 96 years old today. Wednesday, January 17 marked legendary actress Betty White's 96th birthday. There's still one major item on White's bucket list and that is meeting Robert Redford.

by | January 18, 2018 | 15:08

It is a fact that Pakistan has nuclear capability and we have demonstrated it, and there is need for India to understand that (when) there are violations of the Line of Control, these things will not go without retaliation. He said that Senate elections will be held on time and the government will complete his term. Abbasi also said there has been no change in Pakistan's stance that Kashmir remains the "core issue" with India.

by | January 18, 2018 | 15:02

The Senate Committee on Public Policy has voted down a bill that would've allowed carryout cold beer to be sold in additional locations like convenience stores, grocery stores and drug stores. Matt Norris, on behalf of the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, said the request was simple. But the sale of carryout cold beer is primarily limited to liquor stores, whose owners say expanded cold beer sales would force many out of business.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:50

Cape Town - The ANC was quick to remind the DA's Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela that a probe by the legislature into his conduct is yet to be completed, after he sharply criticised mayor Patricia de Lille . "We must now force them". This comes as a replacement for the proposed drought charge, which will now be dropped. Many residents are skeptical the city will take such a drastic action, but officials have already planned for Day Zero.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:41

Tillerson said Washington would "vigorously support" United Nations efforts to end the conflict, a so-far stalled process, and called on Russian Federation, a key ally of Assad, to "put new levels of pressure" on the Syrian government to "credibly engage" with United Nations peace efforts.

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:39

Nielsen said Trump and others in the room used "tough language". "Not only do I trust Dick Durbin , he's a man of huge character, but also Lindsey Graham , who's been a friend and a partner on many things, who has said everything, nothing that is contrary to what has been reported by others that happened in that room".

by | January 18, 2018 | 14:33

Kim Jong-un has obviously won this round". In December 2015, she abruptly canceled a performance in Beijing just four hours before it was to start and flew back to North Korea . Trump has blamed the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election for hampering an improvement in US-Russian relations - thereby limiting his influence over President Vladimir Putin.