• Democrats Aren't Buying Trump's Shutdown-Ending 'Compromise'
Democrats Aren't Buying Trump's Shutdown-Ending 'Compromise'

In his speech, Mr. Trump cited the "humanitarian crisis" at the border, where he said young children were being "exploited" by coyotes and women were being sexual assaulted. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin also said in a statement that he would not support the rumored deal before the speech. McConnell laid out his plan in a private call wi...

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  • Chinese envoy to Canada warns against any future Huawei 5G ban
Chinese envoy to Canada warns against any future Huawei 5G ban

Canada detained Ren's daughter, Meng Wanzhou, who is Huawei's chief financial officer, in December at the request of USA authorities investigating an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade US sanctions against Iran. Australia , New Zealand , Japan, and England and France have already agreed and Poland and The Czech Republic seem ...

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  • Cadillac Teases Photo Of Its First Electric Vehicle
Cadillac Teases Photo Of Its First Electric Vehicle

Last week, GM announced that its 116-year-old Cadillac luxury brand would take the lead on the carmaker's electrification strategy . Cadillac did not disclose a name, price, or release date for the electric auto. GM said its gearing up to position Cadillac as a luxury rival to the current segment leader, Tesla . The launch of the EV i...

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  • Pew Poll: Border wall supporters, detractors won’t concede to end shutdown
Pew Poll: Border wall supporters, detractors won’t concede to end shutdown

Today, I wrote to @realDonaldTrump recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the @SecretService , the lead federal agency for #SOTU security, faces its 26th day without funding. Democrats say they will discuss border security once the government has reopened, but Pelosi is refusing money for the wall th...

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  • British PM Theresa May faces confidence vote after Brexit defeat
British PM Theresa May faces confidence vote after Brexit defeat

And the result of the critical vote wasn't even particularly close. Tuesday's vote in the UK's House of Commons was supposed to finally provide some clarity on Brexit. Mr Boles is part of a group of Tory and Labour MPs who are pushing for a Norway-style soft Brexit which would keep the United Kingdom tied to the EU customs union and single ma...

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  • Beijing rebukes Trudeau for remarks on drug dealer
Beijing rebukes Trudeau for remarks on drug dealer

Monday's death sentence for Canadian Robert Schellenberg for smuggling 222 kg of methamphetamines became the latest strain on ties. Zhang said while the court's actions were all lawful, they were also "abnormal". "Whatever Canada does, it is the rule of law, but whatever China does is not". Canada also updated its travel advisory regarding Ch...

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  • Alinea owner invites Clemson football team to ‘an actual celebration dinner’
Alinea owner invites Clemson football team to ‘an actual celebration dinner’

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the economy remained strong. The next morning, Trump posted a video showing players posing and speaking with him during the event. Or do I go out ... and send out for about 1,000 hamburgers. Ayesha Curry is a successful chef who opened her " International Smoke " restaurant in...

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  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel

Yet progressives like Ocasio-Cortez, who has called for the biggest banks to be broken up, is expected to use the panel as a platform to call for more scrutiny of financial firms. The appointment represents a vote of confidence from party leadership after Ocasio-Cortez was left off the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees economic policy ...

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  • Tampa Airport sets up food bank for unpaid TSA employees
Tampa Airport sets up food bank for unpaid TSA employees

TSA workers have been calling in sick in increasing numbers over the past week at some airports. Wait times to pass through security were "over an hour" at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International's main checkpoint for domestic flights, the airport said on its website.

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  • Apple's vision for iPhone is extra cameras
Apple's vision for iPhone is extra cameras

Notably, the new report is in agreement with another a render that came out earlier month giving a glimpse of what iPhone XI could hold for us in 2019. It isn't clear whether Apple is planning to introduce any major features for the iPhone XR successor, or whether it will just be all about spec upgrades.

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  • Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough
Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough

Beijing said that the three-day closed-door talks, which ended on Wednesday, "enhanced mutual understanding and established a foundation for solving each other's concerns". United States treasury officials have made the case that market volatility is in part due to the tightening of USA monetary policy, and a result of the trade war with China.

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  • Kim Jong Un heads home via train after two-day Beijing visit
Kim Jong Un heads home via train after two-day Beijing visit

According to the official readout by China's Xinhua News Agency of Kim and Xi's meeting this week in Beijing , Xi "supported [North Korea] and the United States holding summits and achieving results". concessions such as sanctions relief. "China has been an important force in promoting the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear i...

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  • Banned from CES, Ose Sex Toy Maker Accuses Showrunners of Sexism
Banned from CES, Ose Sex Toy Maker Accuses Showrunners of Sexism

Gary Shapiro, CEO of CES organizer Consumer Technology Association, says every company is a technology company these days. The firm had submitted its Osé personal massager into the robotics and drone product category. Lite-On's camera-based Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology, which can determine a driver's level of attentiveness, by moni...

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  • Top China Trade Official Makes Surprise Stop at U.S. Trade Meetings
Top China Trade Official Makes Surprise Stop at U.S. Trade Meetings

The discussions are the first face-to-face interactions between the US and China since both presidents met in Argentina and agreed to a temporary truce in their tit-for-tat tariff war. Trump imposed import tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods previous year and has threatened more to pressure Beijing to change its practices on...

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  • Whoopi hits Ocasio-Cortez for 'pooping on people'
Whoopi hits Ocasio-Cortez for 'pooping on people'

No one asked how we paid for a $2 trillion tax cut. "How do we pay for it? For all of these...ambitious policies". "She's been serving for nearly 2 years", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. One Twitter user, whose handle referenced the QAnon conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump , tweeted the video with the accompanying i...

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  • City of LA sues Weather Channel over location data
City of LA sues Weather Channel over location data

According to a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer (spotted by The Verge ), TWC's dedicated mobile app may be improperly harvesting user data; similar to the Cambridge Analytica incident that took place some time ago.

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  • Doughnut Truck Fire Fuels Twitter Joke of Police in Mourning
Doughnut Truck Fire Fuels Twitter Joke of Police in Mourning

The driver pulled over and safely escaped as all the doughnuts inside the truck were destroyed. Their post included photos of the blackened side of the truck and officers jokingly mourning the truck's loss. The Lexington Police Department in Kentucky went viral for their response to a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts truck catching fire and losing all the ...

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  • Amazon Alexa Lost Her Voice on Christmas Day
Amazon Alexa Lost Her Voice on Christmas Day

Sales records were broken across every single department in the online store as deep discounts and trending products drew customers looking to fill their holiday present quota. It shipped over one billion items the US via Prime during the holiday season. While App Store is definitely stricter in its apps guidelines compared to Google Play Store...

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  • Democrats say Trump 'plunging country into chaos'
Democrats say Trump 'plunging country into chaos'

Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), also said in a Christmas Eve statement about the shutdown that " the anxiety level among federal employees is extremely high and on top of that, there is real anger that they are paying the personal price for someone else's dysfunction".

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  • Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts
Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts

Christmas Eve. Government offices will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day , reopening on December 27. Many retail stores around San Diego County opened early on Christmas Eve morning for shoppers to stop in and grab presents.

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