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Author: 0 Long-Term Budget Deal Announced By Senate Leaders Averting Government Shutdown

The deal would eliminate strict budget caps, set in 2011 to reduce the federal deficit , and allow Congress to spend about $350 billion more on defense and domestic programs in the current fiscal year and in fiscal year 2019. The lack of any tangible progress toward a DACA deal and its absence from current Senate negotiations has left some House Democrats concerned.

Worldwide Erdogan shares his plans for liberating Syria
Author: 0 Erdogan shares his plans for liberating Syria

The talks sponsored by Turkey , Iran and Russian Federation, set out the creation of four so-called de-escalation zones: Idlib , the greater Damascus area, the southern region of Daraa and the city of Homs. "We're running out of solutions where we put these people". The war, which began with a crackdown on protests against Assad's government, has killed hundreds of thousands of people and driven millions for their homes.

Worldwide Cloudy skies, and highs around 58 — Sunday weather
Author: 0 Cloudy skies, and highs around 58 — Sunday weather

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. West northwest wind around 6 miles per hour becoming light and variable in the evening. Tonight , partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. Saturday , showers likely, mainly after 4 p.m. Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of snow.

Worldwide Venezuela sets presidential vote for April 22
Author: 0 Venezuela sets presidential vote for April 22

But talks between the bitter foes crumbled on Wednesday, and the pro-government electoral board announced the April 22 election date that night. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has already launched his campaign for a second term and now stands as the only candidate as Venezuela's continues to sink deeper into an economic crisis of high inflation and food shortages.

Worldwide Trump cites 'power of prayer' at 66th National Prayer Breakfast
Author: 0 Trump cites 'power of prayer' at 66th National Prayer Breakfast

Although Trump did not explicitly campaign as a religious leader, he has promoted himself as a defender of religious faith and has touted the centrality of God to American civic life. On Thursday, Trump said that the surgery had gone well. Trump said he was proof that "with God all things are possible". The president also spoke about seeing the "power of God's love" in Americans, particularly during the response to recent hurricanes and mass shootings.

Worldwide US Has 'Calculations' Against Turkey, Its Allies In Syria, Says Erdogan
Author: 0 US Has 'Calculations' Against Turkey, Its Allies In Syria, Says Erdogan

The United Nations in Syria appealed on Tuesday for a one-month truce in the conflict to allow aid to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians in urgent need of assistance. The president of Syria Bashar-al-Assad in conjunction with the Russian Airforce and militias backed by Iran are pursuing military operations against the rebels in the last significant redoubts of the regions that have been in control of Assad's opponents in the western side of the country.

Worldwide I'm ready to do anything for Sanjay Bhansali: Ranveer Singh
Author: 0 I'm ready to do anything for Sanjay Bhansali: Ranveer Singh

Well, she made the occasion special for her dad by gifting him a swank new German SUV, an upgraded version of her own SUV. With her film "Paadmavat" doing exceptionally well at the box office, Deepika Padukone is undoubtedly the queen who has us all floored with her talents, and as well as her beauty.

Worldwide Ireland reshuffle pack for Italy Six Nations clash
Author: 0 Ireland reshuffle pack for Italy Six Nations clash

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has made four changes to the Irish team for the clash with Italy at The Aviva on Saturday. Jack McGrath replaces Cian Healy, Jack Conan takes CJ Stander's spot at eight, Dan Leavy fills in for the injured Josh van der Flier , and finally Devin Toner come back into the starting line-up in place of James Ryan.

Worldwide Senate reaches budget agreement-but House Dems still want action on DACA
Author: 0 Senate reaches budget agreement-but House Dems still want action on DACA

The deal would involve a defense spending boost that has been long demanded by President Trump alongside an enhanced domestic programs promoted by Democrats . Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi has already said that she can not and will not support any deal that doesn't include legal protections for Dreamers - unless Speaker of the House Paul Ryan commits to a similar promise as the one McConell made in order to end the government shutdown in January.

Worldwide Korea likely to hold military parade on eve of Olympics
Author: 0 Korea likely to hold military parade on eve of Olympics

Speaking to US and Japanese troops at the Yokota Air Base outside Tokyo, Pence vowed to continue the "maximum pressure campaign" on North Korea in a bid to force Pyongyang to give up its nuclear missile programme. Before departing for Korea, Pence announced that the USA would unveil in coming days "the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever".

Worldwide Super Bowl blackout creates immediate mystery
Author: 0 Super Bowl blackout creates immediate mystery

The viewership on NBC , which is owned by Comcast Corp, ranked as the lowest for US television's premiere event since 2009. Some said the moment reminded them of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans when the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers had to halted for several minutes because of a power outage inside the Superdome.

Worldwide Steve Bannon Gets Week Extension From House Panel
Author: 0 Steve Bannon Gets Week Extension From House Panel

It was not immediately clear whether Republicans would join Democrats in voting for the document's release, as some members of the GOP have expressed concerns about its contents. The White House has said Trump was merely joking. Both Republicans and Democrats disputed that, and Democrats also bemoaned the release of formerly classified information and the possibility the precedent could compromise future investigations.

Worldwide Atleast 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Atleast 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The Observatory said 47 people had been killed, while the Civil Defence put the death toll at 45. The Syrian military statement said Israeli warplanes had fired several missiles from inside Lebanese airspace at a military position in the Damascus countryside at 03:42 (01:42 GMT) on Wednesday .

Worldwide Give me a toy: Florida boy gets trapped in vending machine
Author: 0 Give me a toy: Florida boy gets trapped in vending machine

Firefighters in Florida had to free a boy from a stuffed toy claw machine after he wriggled inside and became trapped. The boy, identified only as Mason, climbed inside the Pinnacle machine to get a stuffed animal and somehow wound up on the other side of the glass.

Worldwide NKorean, Iranian athletes won't get free Samsung phones at Winter Olympics
Author: 0 NKorean, Iranian athletes won't get free Samsung phones at Winter Olympics

Kim Yo-Jong, who is a senior member of the ruling Workers' Party , will be part of a high-level delegation due Friday and led by the North's ceremonial head of state, the unification ministry said. The world may get a preview of North Korea's post-Olympics plans at a grand military parade in Pyongyang Thursday, one the eve of the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Author: 0 Big Budget Deal in Senate Hailed as "Genuine Breakthrough"

Senate Democrats were expected to balk at the House Bill's inclusion of an increase in Pentagon funding through Sept 30, the end of the current fiscal year, but exclusion of any increase in non-defence spending. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has declined to make any commitment to holding an immigration vote . "The country can not afford an irresponsible plan that welcomes back trillion-dollar deficits with open arms".

Worldwide North Korea has 'no intention' to meet USA in South: KCNA
Author: 0 North Korea has 'no intention' to meet USA in South: KCNA

Earlier today, Cho Yong-sam, a senior foreign ministry official, was quoted as saying the North had "no intention" of meeting United States authorities during the trip. Members of the North Korean cheering group perform during a welcoming ceremony for the country's team at the Olympic Village. The interim U.S. envoy said Washington supported North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Games as it would allow the country's leaders to see "what good things accrue when they decide to ...

Worldwide Demanding details of Rafale deal is unrealistic: Defense Ministry
Author: 0 Demanding details of Rafale deal is unrealistic: Defense Ministry

File image of a Rafale fighter jet. These included the aircraft's cost and "handing over" the deal to a businessman after "snatching" it from a public undertaking. However, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said in a tweet: "Read Agreement between India & France concerning Protection of Classified Information & Material in field of Defence dated Jan 25, 2008".

Worldwide Along Fortified Border, Olympics Thaw Korean Relations With More Tourists
Author: 0 Along Fortified Border, Olympics Thaw Korean Relations With More Tourists

In meetings with government leaders, military officials and USA service members, Pence said he wants to make sure the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics don't distract from North Korea's human-rights abuses and nuclear program. "But with Kim Yo Jong, you are getting a person who's chiefly involved in designing Kim Jong Un's rule, a person whom the leader actually listens to".

Worldwide Ramaphosa: Meeting with Zuma was 'constructive'
Author: 0 Ramaphosa: Meeting with Zuma was 'constructive'

Times Live, a South African web-based news service, quoted multiple sources as saying Zuma would soon stand down as soon as a list of preconditions had been finalised. Parliament cancelled it out of concern over "calls for disruption", according to Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete . "The allegations reported in the media that President Jacob Zuma wishes to fire Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and replace him with Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma are preposterous and outrageous".

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