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The United States has deployed around 2,000 ground troops to Syria and its warplanes patrol over the east of the country, hunting remnants of the Islamic State group. Tillerson said remaining in Syria would help ensure that the Trump administration does not repeat what he called the mistakes of former President Barack Obama.
  • 'New California' movement hopes to create 51st state from rural counties

    'New California' movement hopes to create 51st state from rural counties

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    A secessionist movement in California has announced plans for a "CalExit" which would split the state in two. They hosted a small ceremony in Marysville, California. Members of the New California State movement have also proposed a flag from Sutter County which has been posted on their website . You would think it might be a little more conservative on the New California side and liberal on the other, but we get calls from Los Angeles County and Sacramento.
  • NY state comptroller discusses budget challenges for 2018

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    Get the Medicaid tab off the counties' backs entirely, so property owners' tax load isn't so danged high that some of them will be hurt by the capping of the federal SALT (State And Local Taxes) deduction at $10,000. Governor Andrew Cuomo is detailing his eighth state budget this afternoon in the state's capital. "This is an important topic, it is a hotly debated topic - pardon the pun - and it'd be nice to have some facts in the middle of the debate once in awhile", Cuomo said.
  • Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe

    Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe

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    News of the subpoena leaked to the Times as Bannon spoke behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee for its Russian Federation probe. Instead, he's merely shifted the blame away from Trump Jr. and onto Manafort. Six days later, Bannon stepped down from his post as executive chairman at Breitbart News .
  • United Nations rapporteur on Myanmar to meet refugees in Bangladesh

    United Nations rapporteur on Myanmar to meet refugees in Bangladesh

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    The pact, which was decided during meetings between Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary Mohammad Shahidul Haque and Myanmar Permanent Secretary Myint Thu in Naypyidaw on Monday and Tuesday, will come into effect from January 23. Contacted, Asif Munier, an independent researcher and former official of the IOM, said, "It is absurd for a Rohingya to think of returning to Myanmar voluntarily because Myanmar has not taken any such measure that makes Rakhine safe for them and guarantees their rights".
  • Chattanooga expected to get at least a half inch of snow Tuesday

    Chattanooga expected to get at least a half inch of snow Tuesday

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    All school age childcare will also be closed. Opelika City Schools announced they will be closed Wednesday and have cancelled all after-school activities today with the exception of extended day, according to their Facebook page. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency at 6 p.m. Monday for all Alabama counties ahead of the cold front's arrival. Jeri Grogan, director of Crimson Christian Academy, said school is closed for the day.
  • Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead

    Leading Kosovo Serb politician shot dead

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    Ivanovic, the victim, was the head of a small, moderate political party called the Citizens Initiative, but he was also fighting war crimes charges in court. "For the Serbian state, this is an act of terrorism and we'll address it accordingly", Aleksandar Vucic said from Belgrade. "The killing of Oliver Ivanovic challenges the law and any attempt to establish law and order throughout the entire territory of Kosovo", it said in a statement.
  • UP: Clashes erupt at Rahul Gandhi's event, police intervene

    UP: Clashes erupt at Rahul Gandhi's event, police intervene

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    Enroute Amethi , Rahul Gandhi began a two-day trip to his Lok Sabha constituency by offering prayers at Churwa Hanuman Temple in his mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency of Rae Bareli. "He has a personal rapport with party leaders and workers in Uttar Pradesh". Another poster in Lucknow portrayed Rahul Gandhi as Lord Krishna, taking the Congress chariot to victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019.
  • Iran Prepared to Deal with Possible US Withdrawal from JCPOA: MP

    Iran Prepared to Deal with Possible US Withdrawal from JCPOA: MP

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    Mr Trump has also approved sanctions against the head of Iran's judiciary, Sadeq Larijani, who the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on recent anti-government protests. "I have been very clear about my opinion of that deal". Rouhani's remarks were the latest in a tit-for-tat exchange between Trump and Iranian officials over the deal, as well as anti-government protests that took place across the country recently.
  • Vehicle soars into second floor of building, gets lodged for hours

    Vehicle soars into second floor of building, gets lodged for hours

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    It shows a Nissan Altima traveling at a high rate of speed before it slams into a center divider. According to OCFA, the auto was travelling at high speed just before it hit a concrete divider. The driver, not yet publicly named by police, later admitted that he had been using narcotics. Luckily no one died in the incident and only two people suffered minor injuries.