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People Winter Olympics: Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins first gold medal of Pyeongchang 2018
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins first gold medal of Pyeongchang 2018

Bjoergen is one of the most decorated skier in the sport. The skiathlon is a cross-country race that takes part in two stages, combining the classic and free techniques. Bjoergen thrust her arms up in the air as she crossed the finish, knowing she'd made history for most Winter Olympic medals by a female athlete. It's often considered one of the more brutal, hard cross-country skiing events.

People Australia outgun England again to reach Twenty20 tri-series final
Author: 0 Australia outgun England again to reach Twenty20 tri-series final

Lynn was once again beaten by the ball moving back into him first up, but this time saw the ball squirt away towards the off side rather than thudding into the stumps. England's total of 137 for seven on a ground where the average winning score batting first is 160 was made to look severely inadequate. Jason Roy gave wicketkeeper Alex Carey catching practice before Dawid Malan was magnificently run out by a parallel-to-the-ground David Warner .

People Government shutdown will happen tonight, aides say
Author: 0 Government shutdown will happen tonight, aides say

However, the government is shut down because they missed the midnight deadline, but opened back up again shortly before 6 a.m. The shutdown , which started at midnight, was the second this year under the Republican-controlled Congress and Trump, who played little role in attempts by party leaders earlier this week to head it off and end months of fiscal squabbling.

People Pelosi's 'DACA-buster' Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the House
Author: 0 Pelosi's 'DACA-buster' Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the House

She spoke as liberal activists protested that many Democrats were moving to leave Dreamer immigrants behind in grabbing the budget deal , a longstanding goal for the party. She began her speech shortly after 10 a.m. and ended after 6 p.m., which became a congressional record regarding a floor speech. Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island described the difficulty Democrats will face, saying that they sent a list of priorities to Republican leaders and it could be tough to reject a deal ...

People Rahul Gandhi launches Karnataka poll campaign in Hosapete
Author: 0 Rahul Gandhi launches Karnataka poll campaign in Hosapete

However, BJP in its reply to Rahul Gandhi's allegation has repeatedly said that making all the information regarding the defence deal was not in favour of the national security. "The last budget is full of sleights of hand - of jumlas such as the oft-repeated but impossible to achieve promise to double farmer incomes in five years and promises of increased support prices without clarifying their basis", she said.

People Syrian warplanes kill 76, injure 140 in eastern Ghouta, monitor says
Author: 0 Syrian warplanes kill 76, injure 140 in eastern Ghouta, monitor says

Tuesday's toll of 80 dead was "the highest civilian toll in Syria in almost nine months, and one of the bloodiest days for Eastern Ghouta in several years", Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP . The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria expressed distress at the deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in the area. Ankara recognizes these organizations as terrorist.

People Freezing rain forecast in parts of state
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This little bird seemed to enjoy the light snow and sleet that fell in Warren County on Wednesday , Feb. 7. Predicting a Saturday storm from a Thursday perspective is dicey, but Glass said things are shaping up that way. Temperatures will stay in the mid 20s with wind chills in the low teens. Occurs when rain falls into a layer of air with temperatures below freezing.

People South Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister
Author: 0 South Korean president hosts lunch for Kim Jong Un's sister

He also did not shake hands with Kim Yong Nam while making a brief appearance at a leaders' reception ahead of the ceremony - although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , whose country is also regularly threatened by Pyongyang, did so, while exchanging pleasantries with the North Korean.

People European Union negotiator warns big differences remain over Brexit
Author: 0 European Union negotiator warns big differences remain over Brexit

Brexit minister David Davis said there was still progress to be made in the committee, after disagreements between ministers erupted into the public domain. Representing more than 16,000 businesses in the logistics industry, the association has written to Theresa May requesting swift agreement to enable British-based business to plan for a seamless transition to new trading and customs arrangements.

Author: 0 Trump speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

That afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Porter still had the White House's support and the decision to resign was his own. Sorensen's resignation came as the White House, particularly Chief of Staff John Kelly , struggled to contain the turmoil surrounding Porter. "That's like saying: "That axe murderer out there, he's a great painter", Biden said.

People Trump signs budget bill to reopen government
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Rand Paul , R-Ky., delayed the vote on the bipartisan measure to rail against his fellow Republicans for acquiescing to more spending than they ever did under President Barack Obama . The colossal bill , which lawmakers have been negotiating for months, would be a game-changing piece of legislation, clearing the decks for Congress in dealing with major spending issues as well as doling out disaster relief money.

People Why civilians are being targeted in Syria airstrikes
Author: 0 Why civilians are being targeted in Syria airstrikes

UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), said some Israeli missiles did hit Syrian targets. In a statement from the State Department, Washington threw its weight behind a United Nations call for a new ceasefire in Ghouta and demanded that Russian Federation rein in its ally, Bashar Al-Assad.

People Senate leaders agree to 2-year spending deal worth $400B
Author: 0 Senate leaders agree to 2-year spending deal worth $400B

The federal Office of Personnel Management said government operations would "vary by agency" and employees should "refer to their home agency for guidance on reporting for duty". "Funding for education, infrastructure, fighting drug abuse, and medical research will all, for the first time in years, get very significant increases, and we have placed Washington on a path to deliver more help to the middle class in the future", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , praising the ...

People UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president
Author: 0 UN chief meets North Korea's ceremonial president

Pence only stood for the US team, according to the Associated Press , though others seated near Pence stood and applauded for the Korean delegation. Moon urged Pyongyang to actively seek an "absolutely necessary" dialogue with Washington, he said.

Author: 0 Schiff Rips Nunes for Clamming Up on GOP Memo

The White House said the Justice Department had identified portions of the memo that "would create especially significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests" of the country. The GOP memo had attempted to highlight the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department bias against Trump in the FISA probe on Russian intervention in the US Presidential elections.

Author: 0 Government shutdown: US House passes stopgap spending bill

The budget agreement would raise spending limits allowable under the Budget Control Act to cap discretionary military spending at $700 billion for fiscal year 2018 and $716 billion in fiscal 2019. The Senate will continue deliberating through the night with the hopes of sending a spending bill to the House at some point in the early morning hours.

People US government to shutdown
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Trump said last September he would end by March 5 a program set up by former Democratic President Barack Obama to protect the Dreamers from deportation, and urged Congress to act before then. The deal, the fifth temporary government funding measure for the fiscal year that began on October 1, replenishes federal coffers until March 23, giving lawmakers more time to write a full-year budget.

People Nathan Chen down but not out, focusing on the future
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea-The first skating event of the 2018 Olympics began Friday, and the early morning start may have thrown skaters off. Uno, runner-up to Japanese ice idol Hanyu at last year's world championships, produced a near-blemish-free short programme to put Japan briefly top of the pile, outscoring his rivals by nearly 15 points.

People Canada holds on for win over Team USA in mixed doubles curling
Author: 0 Canada holds on for win over Team USA in mixed doubles curling

Three time Olympic medalist Noriaki Kasai will make his eighth Olympic appearance which breaks the record for number of appearances by any athlete at the Winter Games. "I've got to be better than that". Morris, 39, won Olympic gold in 2010 playing third for Kevin Martin. Kingsbury, who finished second to teammate Alex Bilodeau at the 2014 Games, leads Canada's moguls skiers when the first round of qualification in the men's and women's events gets underway.

People Opposition boycotts RS over differences with Chairman
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A similar adjournment was done on Monday as well. Vice-Chairman PJ Kurien tried to calm the lawmakers, saying that allowing notices is the prerogative of the Chairman of Rajya Sabha . That means the House is not being run according to rules and procedures of the Parliament. Signed by the Congress, TMC, Left parties and other opposition parties, the letter alleged that Naidu did not allow members to speak and adjourned the House.

People Mattis: Immigrant service members received't face deportation
Author: 0 Mattis: Immigrant service members received't face deportation

His comments came after Pentagon officials earlier on Thursday declined to say what steps the Defense Department was taking to protect DREAMers serving in the military. Defense Secretary James Mattis said earlier this week that he would be "very happy with US$700 [billion] for this year, and US$716 [billion] for next".

People Jerusalem recognition 'high point' of first year in office
Author: 0 Jerusalem recognition 'high point' of first year in office

This was an extremely important decision for many people, who thanked me [for it]. Trump and President Jimmy Morales met at the Washington Hilton hotel before they attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast. "But it was a very important pledge that I made and I fulfilled my pledge", he said, noting that "the lobbying against it was tremendous". US President Donald Trump stressed in a recent interview with an Israeli newspaper that his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was ...

People After temporary shutdown, Congress passes two-year spending deal
Author: 0 After temporary shutdown, Congress passes two-year spending deal

While Paul's performance in the Senate strained the patience of his colleagues, he focused on the same concern that caused so many House Republicans to oppose the bill - deficit spending. Beyond $300 billion worth of increases for the military and domestic programs, the agreement adds $89 billion in overdue disaster aid for hurricane-slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, a politically charged increase in the government's borrowing cap and a grab bag of health and tax provisions.

People TL;DR: Sri Lanka clinch series after Dananjaya five
Author: 0 TL;DR: Sri Lanka clinch series after Dananjaya five

We were surprised, because we have all the experienced spinners". Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad was dejected after the loss. We should have been more careful with the choice of shots on this wicket. Dananjaya returned figures of 5/24 while left-arm spinner Herath had figures of 4/49 and Perera 1/32. He was backed by Rangana Herath , who took 4 for 49.

Author: 0 Trump heaps praises on disgraced Rob Porter

He says: "I think you have to remember that". "It's fair to say we all could have done better over the last few hours or last few days in dealing with this situation", said White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah on Thursday. Mr Kelly sent a memo to staff late on Thursday saying that "while we are all processing the shocking and troubling allegations made against a former White House staffer, I want you to know that we all take matters of domestic violence very seriously".

People South Africa vs India: Major takeaways from the ODI series so far
Author: 0 South Africa vs India: Major takeaways from the ODI series so far

The three-time ODI double-centurion now averages 12.10 in 10 innings on South African soil and has an ODI high score of only 23. The batsmen are finally backing up the bowlers, and it is working wonders. South Africa , who so far struggled to contain the Indian spinners , asked for five wrist spinners during the practice session ahead of third ODI, to help them counter the wrist-spin threat.

People Turkey's offensive in Syria runs into problems: mountains and mud
Author: 0 Turkey's offensive in Syria runs into problems: mountains and mud

By crossing the river, the pro-government forces would have violated the existing de-confliction agreement between Washington and Moscow, approaching USA -backed forces based near an oil field in the area. In an email Thursday to The Associated Press , Col. Thomas F. Veale said the coalition reported to the Russians the buildup of the pro-government forces in the area before the attack, and communicated with them during and after it.

People Conductor's wife alleging negligence in deadly train crash
Author: 0 Conductor's wife alleging negligence in deadly train crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The wife of a conductor killed in a SC train crash says two rail companies are to blame for her husband's death. Crew members for CSX failed to set the switch back to the main line after parking the train, which caused the Amtrak train to remain on the side track, running at 56 miles per hour.

People S. Korea gets flexible with N. Korea sanctions for Olympics
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Fireworks went off as leader Kim Jong-un took his place on the rostrum to watch the display, along with his wife Ri Sol-ju and the ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam - who is heading Pyongyang's delegation to the Olympics today. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953 , the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) have been in a tense back-and-forth.

People Russian athletes' request to join Winter Olympics declined
Author: 0 Russian athletes' request to join Winter Olympics declined

US Vice President Mike Pence, sitting a few seats away in the same VIP booth, looked stony faced as the extraordinary scenes unfolded. The former "figure queen" is also one of the most visible Korean Olympic champions since late Sohn Kee-chung, the 1936 Olympic marathon champion who ran under the Japanese name and flag at the Berlin Olympics in 1936, as South Korea was colonized by Japan from 1910 to 1945.

People Memorable moments at PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremonies
Author: 0 Memorable moments at PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremonies

During Friday's opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang , the two Koreas sent one Olympian each in matching uniforms to march while holding the Korean Unification Flag. Cheerleaders of North Korea sing during the opening ceremony. He said: "All the athletes around me, all the spectators here in the stadium, and all Olympic fans watching around the world, we are all touched by this wonderful gesture".

People National Weather Service upgrades watch to winter storm warning
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Fort Dodge reported nine inches of snow, while Waterloo took another six inches. Ice and snow covered Chicago's expressways, where there were at least 25 crashes overnight, the Chicago Tribune reported. Kieran Sheridan, chief operating officer for the Chicago Department of Aviation, said in a Friday press conference that the city's airports were "well-prepared".

People Mahesh Murthy arrested by Mumbai Police on sexual harassment charges
Author: 0 Mahesh Murthy arrested by Mumbai Police on sexual harassment charges

Mumbai : Start-up and marketing guru, who once headed a popular music TV channel, Mahesh Murthy , was arrested in Mumbai on Friday following a complaint of sexual harassment lodged by a Delhi woman. During a group conversation, the victim praised Murthy, after which he started conversing with her on her personal chat. It had subsequently forwarded the complaint to Mumbai police for necessary action.