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WEF Warns Nigeria, Others Against Intensifying Global Risks

WEF Warns Nigeria, Others Against Intensifying Global Risks

Out of 30 risks , extreme weather was singled out as the single most prominent threat facing the world in terms of likelihood. Based on the opinions of nearly 1,000 global experts and decision-makers, the top 5 global risks in 2018 in terms of likelihood are extreme weather events , natural disasters , cyber attacks, data fraud or theft , and failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation. Read More

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HHS Religious Freedom Division draws praise, alarm in Minnesota

HHS Religious Freedom Division draws praise, alarm in Minnesota

HHS said its new division will provide "the focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom , the first freedom protected in the Bill of Rights". "This direct targeting of an already vulnerable community from the White House is part of a clear and unsafe pattern including revoking protections for trans students, the proposed trans military ban, and reportedly seeking to censor the word "transgender" ... Read More

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What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

Social security: Social Security and disability checks were issued in 2013 with no change in payment dates and field offices remained open but offered limited services. In a dramatic late-night session, senators blocked a bill to extend government funding through February 16. And although Trump touts his skill as a deal maker, he lacks basic understanding of policy and the legislative process, and many lawmakers may not even know what Trump wants. Read More

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Sheriff: FBI Has Ongoing Case Against Individual Other Than Paddock

Sheriff: FBI Has Ongoing Case Against Individual Other Than Paddock

The report also says Paddock also searched for information about several other hotels in Las Vegas, including searches for "How tall is Mandalay Bay " and "Where is hard drive located" on Paddock's laptop. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in us history. Marilou Danley, girlfriend of gunman Stephen Paddock, had previously been named a person of interest in the case. Read More

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Bare-chested Putin takes dip in icy lake for Epiphany

Bare-chested Putin takes dip in icy lake for Epiphany

He then removed his attire, as is traditional for the Epiphany bathing, and took the dip in the water that had been blessed by the Russian clergy. The reported outside temperature was -6C. In some areas of Russian Federation, such as the Siberian city of Norilsk, experiencing extreme temperatures as low as -68C, authorities banned the plunges "to avoid frostbite and emergency situations". Read More

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Harrowing new study shows National Football League concussion protocol won't protect players from CTE

Harrowing new study shows National Football League concussion protocol won't protect players from CTE

They discovered such impacts caused leaky blood vessels and brain inflammation. The brains of those who did not experience head injuries did not have the same signs, the researchers state. The researchers focused especially on capillaries, the smallest "and most important blood vessels" in the brain , Goldstein says, through which oxygen, nutrients, and waste removal occur. Read More

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Suburban Elementary School Student Allowed To Receive Medical Marijuana Treatment At School

Suburban Elementary School Student Allowed To Receive Medical Marijuana Treatment At School

But her parents say School District 54, located in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois , is denying the girl the opportunity "to enjoy the full benefits" of her education, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Under her doctors' recommendations, the girl wears a medical cannabis patch on her foot, which contains small amounts of THC, the component of marijuana that can make users high. Read More

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No Warrantless Surveillance 'Nonsense' in FISA Reauthorization Bill, Bipartisan Lawmakers Vow

No Warrantless Surveillance 'Nonsense' in FISA Reauthorization Bill, Bipartisan Lawmakers Vow

He was referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( FISA ), which lets agencies collect information on foreign targets overseas. WASHINGTON ― Hours after President sent mixed signals on Twitter about a controversial spying program, House lawmakers on Thursday resoundingly voted to reauthorize that program, once again endorsing the collection of information on Americans' electronic communications without a warrant . Read More

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Senator questions protecting Florida from drilling

Senator questions protecting Florida from drilling

The Trump administration announced a rollback of regulations to open up drilling areas off several coastal states, including Florida. The Trump administration last week proposed opening almost all USA offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production and which sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry. Read More

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Women in Saudi Arabia attend first soccer game under new law

Women in Saudi Arabia attend first soccer game under new law

Years after diligently cheering on their favorite national team, Al-Ahli Saudi FC female fans were allowed for the first time to watch the game live from stadiums. A boy sat next to them in seats that had been reserved for women who come alone or with members of their families, namely male relatives. Ruwayda Ali Qassem, another Jeddah resident, spoke of a "historic day in the kingdom which culminates (in) ongoing fundamental changes". Read More

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President addresses farmer concerns at AFBF convention

President addresses farmer concerns at AFBF convention

The President announced significant changes to the estate tax, known as the death tax, so Americans can "keep your farms in the family", which was met by one of several standing ovations. Since taking office, Trump has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that was expected to raise net farm income by $4.4 billion per year, and threatened to pull out of NAFTA, which has been a boon for USA farms. Read More

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Camila Cabello Swaps Out Sneakers for These High-Heel Booties

Camila Cabello Swaps Out Sneakers for These High-Heel Booties

Camila Cabello's " Camila " is on Epic Records. Two days before the drop of her first solo album 'Camila , ' the singer performed her new single " Never Be The Same " last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . "I just wanted to do that and it did not work", Camila said. I was just like, "What?" Naturally, everyone wants to know how Camila really feels about her former bandmates, especially after that 2017 MTV Video Music Awards performance when Lauren Jauregui , ... Read More

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California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa won't run for re-election

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa won't run for re-election

Issa said "there are plenty of people that fit the district just fine" and predicted reporters would be covering just as many Republicans entering the race as Democrats already competing in the primary. Applegate, a retired Marine colonel, and three other Democrats are running: Businessman Paul Kerr, environmental attorney Mike Levin and Sara Jacobs, who worked in foreign policy at the State Department and United Nations. Read More

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7.6M Earthquake Shakes Country of Honduras

7.6M Earthquake Shakes Country of Honduras

A powerful quake with a magnitude of 7.6 hit north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday night, triggering a tsunami warning for nearby seashores, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The second perceptible quake this year, the seismic movement occurred in the Fault of Motaguam that goes from the islands Cayman and Guatemala, in the Western Caribbean Sea, says the digital website Cubadebate. Read More

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Winter storm expected to hit Thursday

Winter storm expected to hit Thursday

Flood watches have been issued for all of western NY except Allegany County through late Friday night, the weather service said. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations up to a quarter-inch are possible. The chance is lower from Huntsville southeast, but it's certainly not zero; we won't "know" until about 12-18 hours ahead of the event. This could lead to blowing and drifting of snow. Read More

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At least 8 people dead after mudslides hit fire-ravaged California community

At least 8 people dead after mudslides hit fire-ravaged California community

Officials are warning that the death toll is likely to rise. First responders on Tuesday were plucking people from vehicles trapped in unsafe flooding and debris triggered by heavy overnight rainfall in California. In Montecito, firefighters rescued two men and a woman from flood debris. Montecito got more than a half-inch in five minutes, while Carpinteria received 0.86 inches in 15 minutes. Read More

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Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death

Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death

Marshals located 24-year-old Candice Diaz and 28-year-old Brad Fields on the run near the Georgia-Florida line. Police say they are believed to be driving a black 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier with MI plates DTR1854. Diaz was able to escape to the community clubhouse to call police, according to the report. It's unclear whether Fields is the child's father. Fields fled the scene, but was later picked up on domestic violence charges. Read More

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SC refers plea regarding Section 377 to Constituition Bench

SC refers plea regarding Section 377 to Constituition Bench

Section 377 criminalises sexual acts "against the order of nature" and has undergone many twists and turns ever since the Delhi High Court decriminalised it in 2009. "The 5th Circuit was right to find that those opposing this law haven't been harmed and, therefore, can't try to take it down", Kevin Theriot, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom , said in a statement . Read More

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