• German far-right AfD politician converts to Islam
German far-right AfD politician converts to Islam

T he AfD party is known for its far-right beliefs and said on its that it is strongly anti-immigration and anti-Islam. "Mr Wagner could also choose another religion", Daniel Friese, a spokesman of the party, told Berliner Zeitung , noting that Wagner had resigned from the board two weeks ago.

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  • KY governor orders state flags to be lowered to half-staff
KY governor orders state flags to be lowered to half-staff

Secret Holt told KFVS she appreciates "all the prayers" and support. The mother of Bailey Nicole Holt , who died at the scene, said she got a call from her daughter's phone, but couldn't hear her. The sophomore love music, art and helping others, her family said. 'She was an angel here on earth, ' her dad said. "She was a flawless angel". So...

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  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback resigns to take Trump administration role
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback resigns to take Trump administration role

Pence cast his first tiebreaking vote just weeks into the job on February 7, when he broke a tie to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. If appointed, Brownback will be in charge of investigating religious freedom violations around the world and submit an annual report of violations to the White House.

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  • Deputy shot; one in custody
Deputy shot; one in custody

The Denver Post reported that a hearse carrying the deputy's body left the garage at the Denver Health medical center around 12:30 a.m. MST on Thursday escorted by a solemn procession of police cars. Large perimeter with suspect still at large. Law enforcement is still looking for 2 suspects in the case. He took off and ran behind a house, the Sh...

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  • Vaping isn't just uncool, new study says it's also addictive
Vaping isn't just uncool, new study says it's also addictive

Today's report concludes, "There is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use increases risk of ever using combustible tobacco cigarettes among youth and young adults". Current modeling, the report said, shows e-cigarettes could have a net positive effect, "at least in the short run", if they help adults stop smoking.

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  • Mueller's team questioned CIA Director Mike Pompeo
Mueller's team questioned CIA Director Mike Pompeo

In this photo, Director of Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo waits to speak at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., January 23, 2018. "If you talk about Russian Federation, meddling, interference - that takes the PDB off the rails", one of the agents said. "He finds value", said Pompeo, one of the few people who meets wi...

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  • Pence confirms US Embassy in Israel's move to Jerusalem in 2019
Pence confirms US Embassy in Israel's move to Jerusalem in 2019

During his remarks to Pence in the Knesset, Edelstein said: "When we meet again in my office I'll give you a basket full of products manufactured in one of the industrial zones in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] where Jews and Arabs work together".

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  • NYC sues drug companies for $500M over role in opioid crisis
NYC sues drug companies for $500M over role in opioid crisis

New York City is suing eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. Defendants included Allergan, Endo, Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, among other subsidiaries, and distributors McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health.

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  • Meehan denies harassment accusations, says he viewed former aide as 'soul mate'
Meehan denies harassment accusations, says he viewed former aide as 'soul mate'

The New York Times said Meehan disputed any payment to the aide was a settlement - calling it "a severance agreement with a valued employee who I felt a great deal of not only respect for, but concern for, and believed that that was a way to reward the work that she had done for me".

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  • Venezuela calls early election, Maduro to seek second term
Venezuela calls early election, Maduro to seek second term

Shortly after the announcement Maduro said he would accept a nomination for re-election from his United Socialist Party. "I'm ready to be a candidate", he told reporters during a rally on Tuesday of cheering red-shirted supporters. The EU has voiced serious concerns about rights abuses in Venezuela, where protests against Maduro past year turned ...

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  • Alert level 4 raised over Mayon Volcano
Alert level 4 raised over Mayon Volcano

Level 5 is the highest warning, which means risky explosion is taking place. Authorities have extended the danger zone around the mountain to five miles from the crater. Scientists raised the alert level for Mount Mayon to four on the scale of five, indicating that a major eruption is possible within hours or days.

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  • 1 arrested after shooting at Texas school
1 arrested after shooting at Texas school

Joffre would not say whether the suspect had any previous disciplinary issues at the school. The girl was air lifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. "I did know that the guy that was shooting was mad at the girl because she had left him for somebody else", claimed McCowan. Joffre says the district is working to reunite parents with their...

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  • Dimitrov wary of unpredictable Kyrgios
Dimitrov wary of unpredictable Kyrgios

The Argentine 24th seed endeared with his astonishingly powerful groundstrokes before Nadal prevailed 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 in nearly four hours on Rod Laver Arena. "We had a lot of tough rallies so I was really glad how I stayed in there mentally". "I'd never won a match on this court". Nadal's experience ultimately told as he booked a last...

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  • Germany's Social Democrats maintain crunch vote at this time
Germany's Social Democrats maintain crunch vote at this time

The CSU leader even explained in the interview that he's not swayed by polls showing that the Grand Coalition can barely count on 50 percent support among voters. Had the Social Democrats voted against opening negotiations, Merkel would have faced forming a minority government - which she has indicated she is not interested in doing - or a new ...

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  • Russian calls United States defence strategy 'confrontational'
Russian calls United States defence strategy 'confrontational'

I have sat behind Secretary Rumsfeld when he came here and said you are going to have to pay more; you can't expect the Americans to keep doing this. Mr Dov Zakheim, senior fellow at CNA Corporation and former U.S. "Concurrently, Russia seeks veto authority over nations on its periphery in terms of their governmental, economic and diplomatic deci...

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  • Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless United Kingdom pays into European Union budget
Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless United Kingdom pays into European Union budget

On his first visit to the United Kingdom this week, President Macron signed a treaty with the Prime Minister to speed up the processing of migrants in Calais. Speaking to Marr, he warned that the United Kingdom could not "cherry-pick" the elements it wanted. Mrs May has committed the United Kingdom to leaving the single market, but Mr Macron ...

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  • John Worboys: Government will not challenge release of black cab rapist
John Worboys: Government will not challenge release of black cab rapist

The parole board said it noted the government's decision not to proceed with judicial review proceedings and welcomed the expansion of the review. Firstly because the Parole Board is the MoJ's creation and he can not therefore challenge his own rules.

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  • GST, demonetisation not the one achievements of our govt: PM Modi
GST, demonetisation not the one achievements of our govt: PM Modi

On 22 January, PM Modi will have a bilateral meeting with Swiss President Berset. "This is occurring at a time when India's attractiveness as an economy has grown", he stated. These 60 companies are across 26 different sectors. "If it had been a country it would have been the fifth largest in the world". Speaking about various government scheme...

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  • Democrats and Republicans at odds as government shutdown looms
Democrats and Republicans at odds as government shutdown looms

The House passed the bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), in a 230-197 vote. Republicans , including the president , yesterday pre-emptively blamed Democrats for any failure to reach an agreement on a funding measure and ensuring government shutdown .

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  • Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Maps, Weapons and More Revealed
Battlefield 1 Apocalypse Maps, Weapons and More Revealed

The Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC will add new challenges allowing players to unlock weapons and specializations. The bloody, muddy hell of Passchendaele and the Austro-Italian clash of Caporetto portray two of the most infamous battles of World War 1, where you'll go over the top to conquer bitterly-contested ground.

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  • Twitter Released An Update On Its Investigation Into The 2016 Election
Twitter Released An Update On Its Investigation Into The 2016 Election

Twitter on Friday said the number of Russia-linked accounts firing off tweets evidently aimed at the USA election in 2016 was more widespread than initially determined. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000. That's a tiny amount compared to Twitter's estimated 69...

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  • Roy Halladay had morphine in his body during deadly plane crash
Roy Halladay had morphine in his body during deadly plane crash

The coroner ruled the cause of death as blunt trauma. Halladay died on November 7, 2017, while piloting his ICON A5 plane, which crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. The retired ballplayer had trace amounts of morphine and amphetamine along with an intoxicating level of the sedative zolpidem, commonly known as Ambien, in hi...

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  • Brexit: EU chief suggests United Kingdom should rejoin EU using Article 49
Brexit: EU chief suggests United Kingdom should rejoin EU using Article 49

But Keir Starmer, Brexit spokesman for the main opposition Labour party, said ministers ignored its concerns and the bill was "still not fit for purpose". The Commission ordered Apple to pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in August 2016 and has since taken Dublin to court over its delays in recovering the money.

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  • Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox observance of the Epiphany
Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox observance of the Epiphany

Asked whether the water was too cold, Putin replied, "No, it's great". Then wearing just swimming trunks, he lowered himself into a hole cut in the ice, puffing slightly and crossing himself, a crucifix hanging around his neck. 7. However a Government spokesperson told the Tass state news agency that he has been observing the ritual in private ...

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  • Dems say Schachtner senate win is a sign of things to come
Dems say Schachtner senate win is a sign of things to come

Republican Sheila Harsdorf had held that seat since 2001 but stepped down a year ago. Schachtner, who will be sworn in February 13 in Madison, also said her message calling for treatment for people suffering from addiction and more access to mental and physical health care resonated with 10th District voters.

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