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A Customs and Border Protection spokesman said in an email that the goal of the solicitation is to develop design standards for a border wall meant to further deter illegal entry into the country. border area separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico, and Sunland Park, N.M., on November 10. A far cry from most big government projects. Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has since stated that Mexico will not pay for the construction of the border wall.
  • Outdoors industry applauds new Secretary of the Interior

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    The Senate voted 68-31 Wednesday, to make Zinke the 16th of 22 of Trump cabinet and cabinet-level nominations to win approval. Zinke, who rode to work on a horse Thursday as a sign of solidarity with U.S. He pledged in the Senate hearings to oppose any attempt at large-scale transfers of federal land-long a goal of some conservatives in the West. Over the past eight years, hunting and recreation enthusiasts have seen trails closed and dramatic decreases in access to public lands across the ...
  • Time running out for unclaimed $103K lotto ticket sold in Hamilton

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    Ken O'Toole is the store manager of Super Valu in Knocklyon, which sold the winning ticket. The New York Lottery today announced a winning ticket for the March 1 Lotto drawing was sold at the Hannaford at 35 Hannaford Drive in Red Hook. Time is running out for a lottery victor who bought a winning ticket in Hamilton almost a year ago. The victor must contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas St.
  • McGinley: McIlroy 'doesn't need the noise' of Trump

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    The 27-old received a fierce backlash on social media for the appearance with the hugely divisive 45th president, claiming he was later labeled a "fascist" and a "bigot". "Good to go. I'm still strapping it up and still being a little bit, not protective, but careful", he said. "I think Rory was caught unawares". McIlroy said he expected this week's field would find it tricky adapting to the thin air of Mexico City, where the course venue is around 7,600 feet above sea level, a factor ...
  • Oprah Hasn't Ruled Out Running for Office

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    In 1988, on the set of her talk show, she asked Trump, then 42, if he would ever run for president. Winfrey reportedly said that before, she considered herself lacking necessary political experience to run for office, but now that Trump is president, she figures she can do it too.
  • Sydney man charged with allegedly using 3D printer to manufacture guns

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    An employee at creative agency M&C Saatchi has been arrested and charged after making 3D printed guns and attempting to sell them online for up to $1 million. However, prosecutors argued that saying the accused was a science-fiction fan or a "nerd" was not enough on its own to justify a release. Sun's case marks the first time that NSW Police have charged someone for this.
  • Homeland Security Will Issue Call for US-Mexico Border Wall Prototypes

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    An internal Homeland Security report prepared for Kelly estimated the cost of extending the wall along the entire U.S. -Mexico border at about $21 billion. The Department of Homeland Security , Customs and Border Protection has announced that it will solicit proposals for President Trump's proposed "border wall" beginning on March 6.
  • Ash wednesday opens lent season

    Ash wednesday opens lent season

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    Maulden said the ashes used in the Ash Wednesday service come from palms that were used on Palm Sunday services the previous year. It is called Ash Wednesday because we use ashes in liturgy that day. The penitents did not enter the church again until Maundy Thursday (Thursday before Easter) after having won reconciliation by the toil of forty days' penance and sacramental absolution.
  • Republicans welcome Trump's 'unity and strength' inaugural speech

    Republicans welcome Trump's 'unity and strength' inaugural speech

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    Already, the White House seems to have teased the speech with reports that Trump is open to immigration reform - including a pathway to legal status - despite the rhetoric of his campaign. "That was one of the main messages that we were trying to get across - that we are committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation but as well we need everyone to have their fair share of the commitment.
  • Egypt's Sissi vows to help Coptic Christians fleeing Sinai

    Egypt's Sissi vows to help Coptic Christians fleeing Sinai

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    The families have been relocated to the neighboring Ismailia province and are being provided help by the Coptic church and the government. Families arrive scared and in need of supplies, which are being stockpiled at the church via donations from several parishes, he said .
  • Theresa May suffers House of Lords setback over Brexit

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    The Government could still kill the amendment when the Bill returns to the House of Commons as part of parliamentary "ping-pong", with Government sources already indicating it will seek to overturn the defeat. But Labour's leader in the Lords, Baroness Angela Smith of Basildon, said the government's response so far had been "deeply disappointing". She said Ms Rudd's position underlined the need for a vote to give the Government and MPs a chance to "to think this issue through and reconsider" ...
  • New Trump order on travel and immigration expected Wednesday

    New Trump order on travel and immigration expected Wednesday

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    At the urging of the Pentagon and State Department, President Donald Trump is removing Iraq from his travel ban list. The White House late Tuesday scrapped plans for the president to sign a revised travel ban on Wednesday afternoon, a person familiar with the matter said, marking the third time the administration has put off the matter since the president declared unsafe people might be entering the country without a ban in place.
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    I would have voted for an independent or someone else. I just wanted to have an experience that I might never get: "play golf with a sitting president". "I want to get back to Australia; I love it down there". It's a tough place to be in, it's a tough position. Speaking to RTÉ Sport, Lowry said: " I don't know what I can say about that because no matter what I say on this subject it's going to be the wrong thing ".
  • BMW may develop electric Mini in Germany in place of Britain

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    BMW are reportedly considering move electric MINI production to Germany. BMW confirmed that a decision about an electric Mini is due this year, but declined to say where the vehicle would be made. It added that it was too early to comment on what Brexit would mean for business given that formal negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union have not even begun.
  • On Ash Wednesday, glitter ashes show support for LGBTQ community

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    David's United Church of Christ in Kettering is offering "Ashes To Go" for the sixth year. "If you go and look at the Glitter Ash promotional page that Parity put together, there is no mention of sin at all", Walton relays. The ashes smudged on one's forehead serve as a public mark of faith, unlike getting Communion or praying, which are more private practices, he said. Lent, which begins on Wednesday, commemorates the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert preparing for his ministry.
  • Gustavito the Hippo Killed in Attack at El Salvador Zoo

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    Sadly, Gustavito's injuries weren't found for over a day after he was attacked on Tuesday night, February 21, because zookeepers said that he refused to leave his pool until Thursday. Zoo director Vladlen Hernandez was devastated by Gustavito's passing, telling the BBC the hippo "generated empathy". As a result of the attack, authorities have doubled the security at the zoo.
  • HBCUs, advocates looking for help from Trump on funding

    HBCUs, advocates looking for help from Trump on funding

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    Her statement Monday came as presidents from a majority of the country's historically black colleges and universities were in Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, and congressional leaders Tuesday, calling for $25 billion in the upcoming budget to help address priorities including infrastructure, college readiness and financial aid.
  • Eric Berry, Chiefs finalizing six-year, $78 million deal

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    There is reason to believe that a deal can get done before July 15, which is the deadline to sign tagged players to a long term deal. That was even truer now than a year ago. "I want to play there". Berry also comes with an unassailable reputation as a man and teammate. The Chiefs also fully know Berry's value after his turnovers, and big plays were the key factor in their win of the AFC West crown this past season.
  • Rocket from Gaza draws Israeli airstrikes

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    As for the attack tunnels that breached Israel's border and claimed a large portion of the 75 Israeli lives lost in the conflict, the watchdog faulted the defense establishment and the political leadership for underestimating the technologies, tactics and procedures needed to combat the threat.
  • Russia Vetoes UN Sanctions on Syria for Chemical Gas Attacks

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    The council will vote on a text drafted by the United States, Britain and France that would put 11 Syrians and 10 entities linked to chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015 on a UN blacklist. A UN resolution requires nine positive votes and no vetoes by the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China in order for it to be adopted. Three nonpermanent members Egypt, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained.
  • Almost 100-year-old woman fulfills bucket list wish to get arrested

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    Annie was then locked up in a cell and handcuffed. For whatever reason, Annie just wanted to experience what it was like being in a police cell, according to the Nijmegan-Zuid Police Department's Facebook page . She looks like the happiest person to get jailed ever. "One thing led to another, and the result is a happy Annie, a ticked off bucket list and some very nice pictures", a police spokersperson told InsideEdition.com.
  • Skiers courageous the slopes of Mount Etna as it erupts

    Skiers courageous the slopes of Mount Etna as it erupts

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    The eruption stems from the south-eastern crater, creating small explosions and releasing volcanic bombs. Etna is Europe's highest and most active volcano. These volcanoes, which can be found from Washington (Mount Rainier) to Papua New Guinea (Ulawan), are studied closely due to their history of activity and proximity to human populations.
  • Wilbur Ross sworn in as United States secretary of commerce

    Wilbur Ross sworn in as United States secretary of commerce

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    Wicker announced his support for Ross in December, after they met to discuss job creation and economic growth. Mr Ross's nomination was approved in a 72-27 vote on Monday night in Washington . The Democrats had demanded Ross to explain his connections to Viktor Vekselberg, a Bank of Cyprus shareholder, who is described as a friend to Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports CNN.
  • Nebraska farmers cheer death knell of Obama water rule

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    The Obama-era rule was highly controversial when it was unveiled in May 2015, with conservatives, energy companies, the agricultural industry, and other stakeholders casting it as an precedented Washington power grab. The official, who asked for anonymity because the executive order had not yet been signed , said the directive aimed to address the concerns of roughly 30 states and an array of business interests who have criticized the previous administration for overreaching.
  • Undocumented immigrant with brain tumor put back in Texas detention center

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    Attorney Fatma Marouf headed to a federal immigration court in Dallas to fight for the release of Sara Beltran Hernandez , 26, so she can join her family in Queens. "Like all detainees in our care, [Sara] will continue to have access to 24 hour emergency medical care and to any required specialized treatment at an outside facility", said the spokesperson in a statement.
  • Kim Jong-nam was killed with nerve agent

    Kim Jong-nam was killed with nerve agent

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    The odorless and colorless VX nerve agent is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations and is banned under the worldwide Chemical Weapons Convention . "She is believed to have lived in Macau together with him [Jong-nam] since 2001", the source said. Two women that police detained as suspects-28-year-old Doan Thi Hoang, from Vietnam, and 26-year-old Siti Aisyah, from Indonesia-told police they believed they were on a Candid Camera-esque game show and were told to ...
  • China Flaunts Buffed Up Navy as Trump Flexes Powers

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    During the meeting, Yang first conveyed greetings to Trump from Chinese President Xi Jinping, while the USA president asked Yang to relay his greetings to President Xi. On Monday, Yang also exchanged ideas on Sino-US relations and other issues of mutual interest with Kushner, White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and National Security Adviser H.R.
  • UM confers honorary degree on Saudi's King Salman

    UM confers honorary degree on Saudi's King Salman

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    On the Malaysian side, it was attended by Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, and Malaysian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Zainal Rahim Zainuddin, SPA reported . The honorary degree was presented Monday by Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, who is also UM Chancellor, in recognition of the Saudi King's contribution "as a revolutionary, innovative leader through his numerous improvements brought about during his two-years reign as the ...
  • 'Biggest Loser' Fitness Guru Bob Harper Is Recovering After Heart Attack

    'Biggest Loser' Fitness Guru Bob Harper Is Recovering After Heart Attack

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    He regained consciousness two days later and ended up spending a total of eight days in the hospital, according to the report. Bob Harper suffered a heart attack earlier this month. Harper told TMZ , which first reported the news, that his mother had died from a heart attack. After spending seasons competing against Jillian Michaels on the show, Harper most recently became the host of The Biggest Loser in 2015 after Alison Sweeney left the role.