• SWL: Region could still benefit from Amazon HQ2
SWL: Region could still benefit from Amazon HQ2

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh - made the short list. Amazon released its short list of 20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits - including Somerv...

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  • Experts tell Congress China is best avenue for North Korea intervention
Experts tell Congress China is best avenue for North Korea intervention

A panel of worldwide policy experts told lawmakers Wednesday the best way to help rein in the nuclear ambitions of North Korea is through the intervention of the Chinese government, though none of the panelists expressed much optimism in Chinese assistance any time soon.

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  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

While some of a conservative bent will tut-tut at the Prime Minister having a baby (and out of wedlock no less), the fact the most powerful person in the country can become a mother, and that her partner Clarke Gayford will be the child's primary caregiver, sets a very positive and empowering example of gender equality.

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  • Donald Trump Is The Same Height, Weight As This NFL Quarterback
Donald Trump Is The Same Height, Weight As This NFL Quarterback

Jackson said he and the president both plan to address. At a press briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Ronny Jackson announced that Donald Trump had achieved a flawless 30 out of 30 score on the test. The President weighs 239 pounds. However, the results of Donald Trump's recent medical check-up has sparked an online conspiracy theory - the girther mo...

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  • White House Physician Says Trump 'Fit for Duty'
White House Physician Says Trump 'Fit for Duty'

Jackson, said the 71-year-old president received a flawless score on a cognitive test. Trump's annual physical - conducted by Jackson last Friday at Walter Reed - only seemed to affirm the President's exercise beliefs. But he said that Trump , who earlier this month had declared he was a "stable genius" on Twitter , requested the test. He...

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  • President Trump's Slur Is An Insult To America, Too
President Trump's Slur Is An Insult To America, Too

Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants . Georgia Sen. David Perdue called reports describing Trump as using vile language in the meeting a "gross misrepresentation" and said Democratic Sen.

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  • South China Sea: China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty
South China Sea: China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty

The US vessel "violated China's sovereignty and security interests ", and put the safety of nearby Chinese vessels "under grave threat ", foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. Lu, in the statement, said "China has indisputable sovereignty over Huangyan Dao and the adjacent waters". The small island, also known as the Scarborough Shoal, is ...

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  • Women's marches protest Donald Trump on anniversary of inauguration
Women's marches protest Donald Trump on anniversary of inauguration

The weekend of demonstrations have vowed to keep that momentum rolling with the theme " Power to the Polls " - a message created to drive national voter registration and maximize women's involvement in the 2018 midterm elections, translating enthusiasm into concrete political action.

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  • South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit
South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit

The unified women's ice hockey team will be represented by the Korean Unification Flag and compete as Korea, with the anthem being the song "Arirang". Yonhap, meanwhile, has noted that North and fielded joint teams at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships and the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship, although they have never had a unified team in...

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  • SCOTUS Is Letting NC Keep Its Controversial Congressional Map
SCOTUS Is Letting NC Keep Its Controversial Congressional Map

WaPo: "The practical effect is that this year's elections will nearly surely be conducted under the 2016 boundaries, in which Republicans hold 10 of the 13 congressional seats". "For that reason, the Supreme Court must move quickly to hear this case this term". The Supreme Court is now considering two other partisan gerrymandering cases, one a...

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  • Trump Appointee Resigns Over Bigoted Comments on Talk Radio
Trump Appointee Resigns Over Bigoted Comments on Talk Radio

Mr Higbie made the comments on an internet radio show he presented before joining the Trump administration . According to statements sourced by CNN , Higbie has called Black people "lax of morality", said Black women think "breeding is a form of government employment", and accused Black culture of encouraging "the high percentage of people on...

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  • Bulls point guard Kris Dunn has been diagnosed with a concussion
Bulls point guard Kris Dunn has been diagnosed with a concussion

He was also re-evaluated for concussion symptoms, and the results weren't good, so he's been placed in the NBA Concussion Protocol. Dunn didn't travel as the Bulls flew to Atlanta to begin a three-game trip Saturday. Dunn did leave his mark on the court at Chicago's United Centre, taking a chunk of the paintwork out. He sits tied for third on...

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  • Steele dossier: Fusion GPS chief says Trump may have aided Russians
Steele dossier: Fusion GPS chief says Trump may have aided Russians

It's understood that a Russian state-owned bank under U.S. sanctions helped finance the construction of the president's 65-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto. GOP Representative Tom Rooney also went on to say that "the story about [Trump] financing Doonbeg in Ireland through money that we can't really trace but has sort of the...

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  • Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack
Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told a press conference that "the FBI has an ongoing case against an individual of federal interest", but he said he could not elaborate. He moved from window to window to see the site from different angles, the report said. Paddock's primary care doctor described him as odd with little emotion, said he may have ...

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  • White House slams Democrats, preps for shutdown
White House slams Democrats, preps for shutdown

The House has voted to remain in session - for now at least - while a Senate vote to avert a government shutdown looms. Still, the White House and the GOP continue to insist that Senate Democrats are engineering an impasse by refusing to support yet another short-term spending bill to keep the government's lights on.

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  • Pence Arrives In Egypt For Middle East Tour
Pence Arrives In Egypt For Middle East Tour

Vice President Pence warned of "dangerous consequences" for the country's defense amid the government shutdown on Saturday after the Senate failed to reach a deal to fund the government. For example, as governor of IN, he became a national disgrace IN 2015 for his " license to discriminate " bill that could have allowed businesses to deny service ...

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  • Landmark Brexit Bill passed
Landmark Brexit Bill passed

British MPs approved the landmark "Brexit bill", which lays out how the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union, in a 324 to 295 vote on Wednesday. As well as repealing the 1972 European Communities Act, which brought Britain into the EU, the EU Withdrawal Bill is also created to transfer all existing Brussels laws into United Kingdom legisla...

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  • John Worboys victims vow to launch judicial review despite Government rejection
John Worboys victims vow to launch judicial review despite Government rejection

In a statement the Parole Board said: "We can confirm that a three member panel of the Parole Board has directed the release of Mr John Worboys , following an oral hearing". Gauke acknowledged concerns that the Victim Contact Scheme, operated by the National Probation Service, "may not have worked as well as it should have in this particular case"...

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  • After the snow, heavy rain is on the way for Northern Ireland
After the snow, heavy rain is on the way for Northern Ireland

Police Scotland upgraded their travel advice to stage three, saying there was a " high risk of disruption" on the roads. Schools in Clackmannanshire also shut early. The Met Office said it expected a gradual improvement on Wednesday. He added: "Our winter maintenance teams continue to work around the clock and stand ready to react to changing ...

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  • Battlefield 1 Gains Fourth Expansion
Battlefield 1 Gains Fourth Expansion "Apocalypse" Next Month

The Battle of Passchendaele , also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, took place on the Western Front in Belgium from July - November 1917. Passchendaele , Caporetto , and River Somme are classic Battlefield-style maps with large play areas.

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