• Winter Storm Watch: more snow, freezing rain expected overnight

    Winter Storm Watch: more snow, freezing rain expected overnight

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    Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are in the forecast for MA on Tuesday and Wednesday . If you transition to rain before that point, you get soaked. Snow and rain from Nadia will spread through the Midwest and East later in the week. Several feet of additional snow will bury the Sierra Nevada, particularly above 7,000 feet in elevation, from late on Tuesday through Thursday .
  • In Syria, US-backed forces launch battle for last Islamic State foothold

    In Syria, US-backed forces launch battle for last Islamic State foothold

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    He said in the last ten days, SDF fighters had handled the battle "patiently" as more than 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the besieged enclave comprising two villages near the Iraqi border. But the expected U.S. pullout has seen them grappling to mend ties with the Damascus regime, which is against Kurdish self-rule. The armed group overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, but a series of military offensives have reduced that territory to just Baghouz.
  • Virginia deputy governor Fairfax accused of sexual assault

    Virginia deputy governor Fairfax accused of sexual assault

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    Ralph Northam told Gayle King of " CBS This Morning " that he contemplated resigning, but believes he can take the Commonwealth "to the next level" if he remains in office. "I am writing to let you know that Justin Fairfax will be asked to step down from the Sanford School Board of Visitors pending the resolution of the serious and deeply distressing allegations that have been made against him", wrote Judith Kelley, dean of the Sanford School, in an email to the Sanford community Friday ...
  • Trump says no plan to meet China's Xi before trade deal deadline

    Trump says no plan to meet China's Xi before trade deal deadline

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    Businesses have been planning for the scenario of rising tariffs at the beginning of next month, by rushing imports and stockpiling goods - although that doesn't mean companies are embracing increased duties. President Donald Trump said Thursday he will likely not meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a 90-day trade truce between the two countries is up.
  • U.S. Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee

    U.S. Senate panel approves Trump attorney general nominee

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    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said that Barr, as attorney general, would have the authority to change policies that now might prohibit him from revealing information about Mueller's work and that his nomination must be considered in the context of the historic moment in which the Justice Department finds itself.
  • Thai Princess Enters Race for Prime Minister

    Thai Princess Enters Race for Prime Minister

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    Prayuth also accepted on Friday the nomination as a candidate for prime minister from his military-backed party. The announcement effectively invalidates Princess Ubolratana's unprecedented bid for prime minister in March elections and comes after an extraordinary rebuke of her candidacy by her younger brother Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn .
  • Migrant caravan detained in old factory, across from Texas

    Migrant caravan detained in old factory, across from Texas

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    Earlier in the day Monday, O'Rourke plans to join Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar - a longtime ally who took his former seat in Congress after his failed bid to unseat Republican Sen. There's a February 15 deadline to enact the measure or a stopgap spending bill to avert another partial government shutdown, which neither side wants to reprise.
  • Second Accuser Comes Forward Against Virginia Democrat Justin Fairfax

    Second Accuser Comes Forward Against Virginia Democrat Justin Fairfax

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    Through her lawyers, she said that she was "reluctantly coming forward out of a strong sense of civic duty". "Similarly, she is not seeking any financial damages", Smith said. Although the Democratic Party has taken nearly a zero-tolerance approach to misconduct among its members in this #MeToo era, a housecleaning in Virginia could be costly: If all three Democrats resigned, Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox would become governor.
  • With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

    With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

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    Talks have mostly focused on a US troop withdrawal and guarantees from the Taliban that Afghanistan would not again be used as a safe haven for terrorists to attack other countries, according to both Khalilzad and Taliban officials. Two days of unprecedented talks in Moscow with high-ranking Afghan politicians end with disagreements over women's rights and demands for a new constitution.
  • SOTU 2019 POLL: Stacey Abrams vs. Donald Trump - Whose Speech Was Better?

    SOTU 2019 POLL: Stacey Abrams vs. Donald Trump - Whose Speech Was Better?

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    Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) said she's "told women who are pro-choice and have had - I mean, pro-life - and have had some very deep discussions; I am so pro-choice so every woman in America who wants to be pro-life has that choice". Suffice it to say, Trump's speech elicited the reactions one would expect from the politicians in the room-but no reaction from last night could top House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's petty clap heard 'round the world.
  • House Intel committee postpones Michael Cohen's testimony

    House Intel committee postpones Michael Cohen's testimony

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    Schiff said the investigation will include "the scope and scale" of Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election , the "extent of any links and/or coordination" between Russians and Trump's associates, whether foreign actors have sought to hold leverage over Trump or his family and associates, and whether anyone has sought to obstruct any of the relevant investigations.