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O Canada ... oh boy!

O Canada ... oh boy! The move came after decades of unsuccessful efforts, and some last-minute political drama. / True patriot love in all thy sons command. Since 1980, when O Canada officially became the country's anthem, 12 bills have been introduced in the House to strip the reference to "sons" - but all attempts were denied until now. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court judges roster made public

Supreme Court judges roster made public On January 12, four judges - Justices Chelameswar , Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph - who felt that they were being sidelined in allocation of important cases, called a press conference and alleged that the situation in the Supreme Court was not in order and that many "less than desirable" things had taken place in the last few months. [Full Article...]

Trump Implores Senate To Vote On Hardline Immigration Bill

Trump Implores Senate To Vote On Hardline Immigration Bill Trump's request, delivered in a luncheon speech at the yearly GOP policy retreat, comes as his own party remains beset with divisions on the issue, with a deadline looming for the end of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. [Full Article...]

Airbnb CFO departs; CEO says no IPO in 2018

Airbnb CFO departs; CEO says no IPO in 2018 Under Tosi's reign, Airbnb became profitable - raking in $100 million in profit past year - but sources told Bloomberg that the executive's financial discipline and cost-cutting ways clashed with Chesky's ambition and Airbnb's Silicon Valley culture. [Full Article...]

TDP unhappy with Union Budget's allocations to AP, hits out at BJP

TDP unhappy with Union Budget's allocations to AP, hits out at BJP Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu called for emergency party meeting after getting upset over the Budget 2018-2019. "In the meantime, we will take the message to the people as to how Andhra Pradesh was completely ignored in the budget", the report quoted Naidu as saying at the meeting. [Full Article...]

Trump's appeal for bipartisanship fizzles as Democrats balk

Pelosi spoke before a friendly audience at an event in Cambridge organized by Tax March, a group that is holding similar sessions around the country to criticize the new tax law as a giveaway to wealthy people and corporations. It hit the right notes on the economy and used invited guests to effectively to tell the story that Republicans want to tell - this presidency is keeping promises, revving ... [Full Article...]

Upcoming events for Black History Month

Upcoming events for Black History Month Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on February 1. [Full Article...]

Trump plan to end 'chain migration' could take years to reduce immigration

Trump plan to end 'chain migration' could take years to reduce immigration But the president offered no clear strategy for resolving the immigration-and-spending standoff that produced a three-day government shutdown in January and threatens a second shutdown next week. "Listen, we are not going to do a few billion dollars for border security and have the same problem a decade from now, two decades from now", Meadows told reporters. [Full Article...]

Dallas man executed for killing his daughters

Dallas man executed for killing his daughters Battaglia's execution was the third one in Texas this year, officials said. The Supreme Court denied an appeal for stay of execution for convicted child killer John Battaglia, Feb 1, 2018. Attorneys for Battaglia contended he didn't have that understanding and that the state's highest court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, misapplied the Supreme Court's guidance when it ruled that Battaglia... [Full Article...]

Girl in Slender Man stabbing gets maximum mental commitment

Girl in Slender Man stabbing gets maximum mental commitment To make their case, they presented testimony from a doctor who said Geyser reported still hearing voices from someone named "Maggie" as recently as September. Weier was sentenced to 25 years in a mental health hospital in December last year. She had pled guilty to second-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime, but claimed she was mentally ill at the time. [Full Article...]

NBA All-Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk And Three Point Contestants Announced

NBA All-Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk And Three Point Contestants Announced Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr . will compete in the 2018 slam dunk contest! And as cool as that is going to be, we can't forget about the festivities before the game when the Skills Challenge , 3-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest take place on Saturday night. [Full Article...]

Rs 5 lakh healthcare cover for 10 crore poor families: Jaitley

Rs 5 lakh healthcare cover for 10 crore poor families: Jaitley It was announced by Jaitley in his 2016-17 budget speech , but the scheme is still stuck within the government. "This will be insufficient not only to meet the future demand but will also fall short of the current demand for contraceptives and for improving the much-needed quality of services", Muttreja said. [Full Article...]

Gazans decry Hamas leader's inclusion on USA terror list

Gazans decry Hamas leader's inclusion on USA terror list The State Department estimates that Haniyeh, who has been linked to attacks on Israeli and American citizens during protests in Gaza, is responsible for the deaths of 17 Americans. The State Department said in a statement that Haniyeh, along with two Islamist groups active in Egypt and one in the Palestinian territories, were listed as specially designated global terrorists. [Full Article...]

Malcolm Brogdon Helped Off Court vs. Timberwolves After Suffering Quad Injury

Malcolm Brogdon Helped Off Court vs. Timberwolves After Suffering Quad Injury Hopefully Brogdon is all right. Eric Bledsoe missed the game with left ankle soreness. Bledsoe was given a doubtful designation coming into Thursday after playing just three minutes in the Bucks last contest due to an ankle injury, so this latest update doesn't come as much of a surprise. [Full Article...]

Yoga twins murder trial: CNY native found not guilty of killing sister

Yoga twins murder trial: CNY native found not guilty of killing sister At the defendant's request, the case was decided by a judge instead of a jury. The proceedings followed Anastasia dying in a 2016 crash after the sisters had become embroiled in a 'hair pulling fight' over the steering wheel. A judge later ordered Alexandria Duval released after finding no probable cause for a murder charge. She traveled to upstate NY and was arrested later in Albany aft... [Full Article...]

Mike Pence Throws Jabs at Manchin During West Virginia Stop

Mike Pence Throws Jabs at Manchin During West Virginia Stop Manchin stuck out like a sore thumb among his colleagues as he was one of just a few red-state Democrats who applauded some of the president's policy proposals on topics such as clean coal and infrastructure. In his speech, Pence listed several instances in addition to tax reform in which Manchin let down West Virginia - including his votes on Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and his remarks on bo... [Full Article...]

Factory dig for Beaumont kids now underway

Factory dig for Beaumont kids now underway However, the major crime chief said leads and clues were still coming in at the rate of about 10 a month and anything of interest would be followed up. It's widely reported the disappearance tore the Beaumonts' relationship apart, but Mr Whiticker said the parents remain friends, still live in Glenelg and remain in constant contact with police . [Full Article...]

Tillerson embraces Latin America before visit

Tillerson embraces Latin America before visit To lay the groundwork, he appeared at his alma mater, the University of Texas, to flesh out the Donald Trump administration's approach to its southern neighbours. "The great tragedy of Venezuela is that, although it could be one of the most prosperous countries in the region, it is one of the poorest, " Tillerson said. [Full Article...]

Clashes in Maldives as court orders politicians released

Clashes in Maldives as court orders politicians released The opposition alliance in a statement welcomed the ruling and called for Gayoom's resignation - saying the court's decision "effectively ends President Yameen's authoritarian rule". "I urge the government and security services to respect this ruling, which bolsters democracy and rule of law for all Maldivians", he wrote on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Wallaby Rescued From Sydney Harbour By Ferry Crew

Wallaby Rescued From Sydney Harbour By Ferry Crew The wallaby was then wrapped in a blanket and whisked away by Sydney Wildlife volunteer Jodi Lewis. Lewis estimated the wallaby, which are rarely seen swimming, was in the water for about 30 minutes. "He settled down very quickly at the zoo in the hospital and seems to have a fairly chilled personality so hopefully he'll take it in his stride", Dr Vogelnest said. [Full Article...]


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