• Natalie Portman was 13 when sent 'rape fantasy' fan mail
Natalie Portman was 13 when sent 'rape fantasy' fan mail

Portman said: 'Movie reviewers talked about my budding breasts in reviews'. I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually that I would feel unsafe. I hope I'm defined by my input to the world, my ability to love and to have empathy. "When I raise my hand it's for all the women who are still in silence,...

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  • Here's what's affected by the shutdown
Here's what's affected by the shutdown

It adds to the lack of credibility of the Congress, but not much else. The latest extension expired midnight on Friday, January 19. And, now we're a lot closer to lurching into a federal government shutdown. We do not do those things because of government official, military personnel, and federal employee exemptions that are meant to conduct ...

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  • US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Israel, heads to Jerusalem
US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Israel, heads to Jerusalem

The visit is the highest level by a United States official to the region since December, when Trump upended decades of USA policy on Jerusalem in a move opposed by Arab leaders including Sisi. The International community considers Israel's administrative control over East Jerusalem an occupation since they invaded the area during the 1967 Arab War ...

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  • US Calls N. Korea Rogue Regime in New Nat'l Defense Strategy
US Calls N. Korea Rogue Regime in New Nat'l Defense Strategy

The reality is that a strategy that is written without regard for resource constraints is just a "bunch of words on a page", he said. "But there's also a firm commitment to something that has persisted since the end of World War II: the key role our allies have played in helping the U.S.

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  • North Korea accuses United States of plotting another Korean War
North Korea accuses United States of plotting another Korean War

Earlier, Mr Tillerson said Russian Federation and China should implement the United Nations sanctions against North Korea for their own safety. Family members are hopeful that their petition will bring more attention to their cause, due to South Korea's increased communication with North Korea for the Olympics.

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  • Bitcoin Loses Half of Its Value
Bitcoin Loses Half of Its Value

Last week United States billionaire Warren Buffett ruled out a foray into cryptocurrencies, warning that the Bitcoin boom will "come to a bad ending". On Thursday, the head of South Korea's financial regulatory body said that the government "is considering both shutting down all local virtual currency exchanges or just the ones who have been ...

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  • China says claims of inadequate rescue of sunken oil tanker
China says claims of inadequate rescue of sunken oil tanker "untrue, irresponsible"

All of the ship's crew - 30 Iranians and 2 Bangladeshis - are presumed dead at this point, although only three bodies have been recovered so far. Satellites watching over the remains of Iranian tanker Sanchi , which sank days ago with all hands on deck off the coast of China, are revealing a risky legacy: several large slicks that stretch for mi...

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  • Graham Says President's Comments were 'Step Backward' on Immigration Efforts
Graham Says President's Comments were 'Step Backward' on Immigration Efforts

DONALD Trump insisted he's "not a racist" yesterday after reportedly branding African and South American countries "s***holes". Trump first denied having used the word "shithole" during the meeting by tweeting that he'd used "tough language" but not the specific words reported .

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  • McCain Sides With Media With Over Trump
McCain Sides With Media With Over Trump

Mr McCain pointed to the rise in attacks on reporters internationally last year, which the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) declared one of the most risky years to be a journalist. On Sunday, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake discussed pre-released segments of a speech he is due to give on Wednesday in which he will criticize the Trump adminis...

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  • Steve Bannon wouldn't talk to Congress - but that may change soon
Steve Bannon wouldn't talk to Congress - but that may change soon

News of Mr Bannon's coming cooperation with the Mueller probe comes just after the bombshell, tell-all book about Mr Trump's first year in office, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House . The White House defended consulting with Bannon's legal representatives prior to Tuesday's closed door hearing. Tensions rose after Bannon infor...

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  • Syrian army vows to eject U.S. troops
Syrian army vows to eject U.S. troops

The U.S. -led Syria coalition issued a statement on Sunday saying that it was working with the SDF to set up and train a Syrian border protection force. With US backing, the YPG has cleared swathes of territory in northern and eastern Syria from IS and has established semi-autonomous rule in those areas.

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  • Rohingya Refugees Must be Informed, Consulted on Returns to Myanmar
Rohingya Refugees Must be Informed, Consulted on Returns to Myanmar

Human rights organizations are concerned about the repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar in absence of a path to citizenship and political inclusion. "The obfuscation and denials of the Myanmar authorities give no reason to hope that the rights of returning Rohingya would be protected, or that the reasons for their original flight no longer exist"....

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  • Trevor Ariza tried to go after Blake Griffin, was restrained by teammates
Trevor Ariza tried to go after Blake Griffin, was restrained by teammates

An anonymous source from the LA Clippers' reported to us that after the team's win against the Houston Rockets that several Rockets' players rushed the Clips' locker room. You can't get those back". I think it's hard to play basketball when you never touch it and then someone slings it to you. "Whatever it is, I'm sure my mama is going to tel...

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  • Toronto police say hijab-cutting attack on girl never happened
Toronto police say hijab-cutting attack on girl never happened

Toronto Police began investigating the incident Friday after it was reported that a man attempted to attack the girl and cut her hijab while she walked to school. "These allegations were extremely serious and not surprisingly, they received national and global attention", police spokesperson Mark Pugash said in an interview.

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  • Firefighters save families from apartment fire
Firefighters save families from apartment fire

Dramatic, high-definition helmet-camera video captured the moment a Georgia firefighter caught a child thrown to safety from a third-floor balcony amid a raging fire. The fire on January 3 left a dozen people with minor injuries, mostly related to smoke inhalation, said DeKalb County Fire Rescue Capt. Eric Jackson.

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  • Turkey vows to destroy US-backed Syrian forces
Turkey vows to destroy US-backed Syrian forces

In same vein and on force envisaged to form Washington, Syrian government warned that it will end presence of United States in its territory, where national army will recover control of whole country, according to official news agency SANA.

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  • Israeli Jets Attack Gaza Strip
Israeli Jets Attack Gaza Strip

The IDF demolished a terror tunnel late Motzoei Shabbos, the army announced Sunday morning. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the tunnel was a "main Hamas infrastructure". The tunnel bombed on Saturday night is the fourth tunnel Israel has destroyed in recent months . The army spokesperson denied earlier reports in Hebrew media th...

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  • Hampton native living in Hawaii talks about false missile alert
Hampton native living in Hawaii talks about false missile alert

A mistaken alert went out Saturday warning of a missile headed toward Hawaii, Jan. 13, 2018. Hawaii Gov. David Ige told CNN that human error caused the alert to go out. Miyagi, who took responsibility for the incident, said the mistake "should have been caught". The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says it appears the gov...

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  • SC Gov. Henry McMaster 'opposed' to drilling off coast
SC Gov. Henry McMaster 'opposed' to drilling off coast

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) also questioned whether the administration's motivations could be colored by Trump's real estate interests. "For someone to suggest that they're protecting Florida coast when they've done nothing to move away from unsafe fossil fuels - which is creating climate impacts like sea level rise, which threaten our coasts", Gl...

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  • Republican senator asserts Trump did not say 's---hole'
Republican senator asserts Trump did not say 's---hole'

They're shithole countries . We should have more people from Norway". Graham has not commented on the reported remark himself. Trump, the next day, said that "this was not the language used", without specifying further what he meant.

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