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White House presents immigration plan with path to citizenship for 1.8 million

The White House is hoping to woo Democrats by offering protection to undocumented immigrants in exchange for border wall funding — and sharp restrictions on family reunification.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday will propose a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to …

Immigration

Heavy security as Bollywood epic Padmaavat opens in Indian cinemas

The Bollywood epic Padmaavat has opened in cinemas across India under blanket security after months of fierce protests.<p>The film crew has been attacked, sets have been vandalised, hardliners have threatened to mutilate the lead actor and Indian states have pleaded with the supreme court and prime …

Egypt arrests presidential candidate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Egypt's former military chief of staff and current presidential candidate, Lieutenant General Sami Anan, was arrested Tuesday, according to campaign aides.<p>The arrest occurred right before a televised statement from the General Command of the Armed Forces, declaring Anan was in violation of …

Indian education minister dismisses theory of evolution because no-one 'ever saw an ape turning into a man'

A junior education minister has been accused of pandering to religious hardliners after dismissing Darwinism as a myth because nobody had witnessed the literal process of ape turning into man.<p>Satyapal Singh, MP for Baghpat in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and a former Mumbai police commissioner, …

Army chief calls for investment to keep up with Russia

<b>Britain's ability to respond to military threats from Russia will be "eroded" without further investment, the head of the Army has said.</b><p>Russian hostility could come sooner than expected and Britain must prepare to "fight the war we might have to fight", General Sir Nick Carter added.<p>The speech - …

Armed Forces

Chinese Police Seize Publisher From Train in Front of Diplomats

BEIJING — A Hong Kong-based book publisher with Swedish citizenship who was secretly spirited to China and held in custody for two years, igniting international controversy, has disappeared again in dramatic fashion — snatched from a train bound for Beijing under the eyes of two Swedish …

Voices Of America's Contract Workers: 'I Love The Freedom'

Flexibility, freedom, uncertainty, insecurity. These are the words contract workers use to describe their jobs. These impermanent jobs are now built into the fabric of America's working life. They have become a new normal. NPR talked to dozens of contract workers around the country; their jobs, …

Employment

Las Vegas rally marking Women's March anniversary puts focus on voting

The #PowerToThePolls rally in Nevada drew thousands: ‘Last year was more of an outpouring of emotion. This year it’s about a call to action’<p>The first anniversary of the Women’s March was celebrated in a Las Vegas stadium on Sunday with a “#PowerToThePolls” rally, intended to harness and direct the …

White House voicemail blames Democrats for no one answering the phone amid government shutdown

Callers to the White House were met with an unusual message from the answer phone this weekend - claiming the phone could not be answered because of Democrats.<p>The message told would-be callers that there was no one to pick up the phone because Democrats were holding government funding …

Donald Trump

U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.<p>FILE PHOTO: An EgyptAir maintenance and engineering hangar is pictured …

Aviation

Bishop tells Russians not to vote for Putin in rare church dissent

A Russian Orthodox bishop has advised the faithful not to vote for Vladimir Putin when he stands for re-election in March, a nearly unheard of occurrence in the loyal church.<p>The angry statement marked the first time an acting bishop has spoken against supporting the current president, according to …

Ferry service helps Alcatraz escape from government shutdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lights are on at Alacatraz Island, the famous federal prison turned tourist destination in San Francisco Bay, even though the U.S. government has shut down. Private business is stepping up.<p>FILE PHOTO: The Alcatraz Island is seen in San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, …

San Francisco

Unsettled By Russia, Sweden Revives Pamphlets On What To Do 'If War Comes'

In the depths of World War II, Swedish authorities decided their citizens needed to know what to do if the fighting finally arrived on their doorstep. Though they maintained neutrality, it was hard to believe they could continue to do so — especially as, one by one, their Nordic neighbors got …

Baltic Sea

Three U.S.A. Gymnastics Board Members Resign

The organization that governs gymnastics in the United States said its chairman and several board members had resigned under intense pressure resulting from the molestation case involving a team doctor. The announcement was made Monday, as dozens more young women and girls gave victim-impact …

Publisher pulls former Trump appointee Carl Higbie's book from market over racist remarks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie's book is being pulled from the market by its publisher after CNN's KFile unearthed racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-gay remarks Higbie made as a radio host.<p>Higbie, who resigned Thursday from his post as the chief of external affairs for …

Shutdown's political 'pingpong game' frustrates workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some federal workers reacted to the government shutdown Monday with anger, some with worry and others were happy to have a day off, …

More messages turned over from anti-Trump FBI agent taken off Mueller's team

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team following the discovery of derogatory comments about President Donald Trump.<p>But the department also said in a …

Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc’s latest rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.<p>European High …

Israel

The Safest Marijuana Stocks to Buy in 2018

Though plenty of risks exist while investing in cannabis, these pot stocks could have investors sleeping soundly at night.<p>Few industries are growing …

Cannabis

Millions of Americans keep the same dirty secret from their partner

Some people love their money so much they don’t even tell their partner about it.<p>One in five people in a live-in relationship admit to “financial …

Personal Finance

Kabul hotel siege: Journalist describes night of terror from inside

<b>Kabul (CNN) —</b> Desperate guests threw themselves off balconies to their deaths as gunmen roamed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel firing and throwing explosives in a deadly siege that ended Sunday, an eyewitness tells CNN.<p>Afghan authorities say the attackers killed at least 18 people, including 12 …

Extremism

Amazon set to open its grocery store without a checkout line to the public

SEATTLE – After a year of testing with its own employees, Amazon opens its store that lets you browse, grab and walk out — skipping the checkout line, but not the bill — to the public Monday.<p>The convenience store and its proprietary technology, made up of hundreds of cameras and sensors and …

eCommerce

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

The Trump administration has been aggressively deporting foreign nationals home around the globe, from Somalia to Slovakia. Though Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up 9 out of 10 people removed from the United States, year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest …

Morgan Freeman Calls Out Distracting Audience Member During Hilarious SAG Speech

Legendary actor (and voice of God himself) Morgan Freeman accepted the Life Achievement Award at the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, …

SAG Awards

Senate adjourns without deal to end shutdown; Monday vote scheduled

WASHINGTON – Senate leaders adjourned Sunday night without reaching a deal to end the government shutdown, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Monday vote amid renewed hopes that the funding impasse may soon end.<p>On Monday, hundreds of thousands of furloughed government workers …

Mitch McConnell

I Cofounded a Company and Led It to an IPO and a $2.5 Billion Acquisition. Here Are 5 Things I'd Do Differently

If you are a CEO or founder, or thinking of becoming one, don't ignore these lessons as you build your company.<p>From the outside-in, Trulia's path to its IPO and later acquisition was a smashing success. In reality, the road was fun but not without its share of major bumps along the way.<p>Now three …

Smokin' Hot Solutions

Smokin’ Hot Solutions<p>Smokin’ Hot Solutions was started seven years ago by three entrepreneurs from Philadelphia. From various entrepreneurial …

Cannabis

Six reasons why you are not yet successful

I recently met an old friend. She looked miserable. When I asked her what had happened, she said that she was so frustrated with herself, at her …

Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Renting Out Your Home During A Big Event

Super Bowl LII will be played on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis and organizers expect some 1.3 million people to visit the Twin Cities during the week. Little wonder that popular questions among local homeowners have been: “Are you renting out your home?” and …