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Russia cool on Donald Trump remark suggesting deal on sanctions over Ukraine and Crimea and nuclear arms

Today 16:24 GMT

Suggestions by President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut attracted a frosty reception in Moscow on Monday.

Trump indicated that he could end sanctions imposed on Russia in the aftermath of the 2014 annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal. Russia isn’t so anxious to get the sanctions lifted that it is prepared to “sacrifice something, especially in what concerns security,” said Konstantin Kosachev, the Kremlin-connected chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the upper house of parliament.

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Donald Trump continues to lash out at critics on Twitter

Today 16:25 GMT

His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony.

Donald Trump says he could bin Russia sanctions if Moscow proves a helpful ally. “Now that he’s going to have an opportunity to do something for our national security as opposed to talking and tweeting, he’s going to have tremendous responsibility to make sure that U.S. and national security interests are protected,” Brennan said on “Fox News Sunday,” warning that the president-elect’s impulsivity could be dangerous.

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Donald Trump may have just destroyed the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Today 16:25 GMT

It is what he just did:. President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid …. Trump said his plan for replacing most aspects of Obama’s health-care law is all but finished. Although he was coy about its details — “lower numbers, much lower deductibles” — he said he is ready to unveil it alongside Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

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Source: Washington Post

The economy under Trump: Plan for the worst

Today 16:25 GMT

The Trump family’s continued operation of his business interests offers potential for at least the allegation of serious misconduct.

If Trump follows through on proposed increases in tariffs, the result will be lower real wages and incomes as prices rise faster than wages. All in Congress agree that tax reform will not happen in a few months, and it is impossible to reconcile the president-elect’s stated goals of major reductions in corporate and top rates, a fair distribution of the benefits of tax cuts and preventing a huge increase in federal debt.

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Source: The Guradian

US transfers 10 Guantánamo prisoners to Oman

Today 16:24 GMT

Oman has received 10 inmates from the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, in a move to reduce their number days before the US president, Barack Obama, leaves office.

The sultanate of Oman, on the eastern edge of the Arabian peninsula, previously accepted 10 Yemeni Guantánamo prisoners in January 2016. At the time Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, said he would expect “additional transfers” before the Democrat hands power to Donald Trump on 20 January.

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Source: Common Domain

NFL's final four get offensive to win playoff games

Today 16:25 GMT

Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby stole the show Sunday from first-year Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, making two clutch field goals in the final two minutes to lift the Packers to a 34-31 divisional playoff victory before.... Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby stole the show Sunday from first-year Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, making two clutch field goals in the final two minutes to lift the Packers to a 34-31 divisional playoff victory before.... Until he was picked off in Sunday’s game at Dallas, Rodgers had gone 318 passes without an interception, a span of two full months.

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Source: Common Domain

Justice report rips Chicago police for excessive force, lax discipline, bad training

Today 10:52 GMT

In perhaps the most damning, sweeping critique ever of the Chicago Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded Friday that the city's police officers are poorly trained and quick to turn to excessive and even deadly force, most often against blacks and Latino residents, without facing consequences.

Taken together, the Chicago Police Department's flaws have "helped create a culture in which officers expect to use force and not be questioned about the need for or propriety of that use," the Justice Department said in its report, made public Friday by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Source: Washington Post

Rep. John Lewis’s books sell out following Donald Trump’s attacks

Today 15:27 GMT

One side-effect of Rep. John Lewis's heated and very public spat with President-elect Donald Trump: Ballooning interest in books written by the civil rights icon.

Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to....... mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. Trump struck back on Twitter, saying Lewis needed to focus on his congressional district, “which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.”

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Source: BBC

Fiat Chrysler and Renault face diesel emissions probes

Today 10:52 GMT

The UK Department for Transport has asked for details of a US probe into Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions software as a matter of urgency.

That is why Fiat Chrysler has been asked by the US authorities to demonstrate why its software does not constitute a defeat device - and why investigating judges in France will be asked to decide whether Renault has a case to answer. On Wednesday, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three criminal charges to settle US charges over its emissions-rigging scandal that affected almost 600,000 diesel vehicles.

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Source: Global News

Donald Trump unleashes Twitter attack on civil rights legend John Lewis

Sunday 20:58 GMT

Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honouring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office.

The area covers part of the upscale Atlanta neighbourhood of Buckhead, along with the headquarters for Fortune 500 companies such Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, Emory University, Georgia Tech, several historically black colleges and universities and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest.

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Source: CBS News

SpaceX returns to flight with successful launch

Sunday 20:04 GMT

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted 10 next-generation Iridium telephone satellites into orbit Saturday, a successful return to fight that should help restore confidence in the low-cost booster after a devastating launch pad explosion last September.

For Saturday’s flight, SpaceX engineers changed a variety of pre-launch procedures, loading RP-1 kerosene fuel and liquid oxygen earlier in the countdown than before to slightly raise temperatures around the helium tanks.

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Source: New York Times

As Australian Open Begins, Match Fixing Still Casts a Shadow

Today 16:24 GMT

A year ago, opening day at the Australian Open was overshadowed by the publication of a report that raised concerns about potentially widespread match fixing in tennis.

The most troubling recent case in Australia was on Jan. 5, when the police in the state of Victoria charged Oliver Anderson, 18, the reigning Australian Open boys’ champion, with engaging in match fixing during a Challenger tournament in Traralgon in October.

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Source: NBC News

Senator Cory Booker and New Jersey Dems Rally Behind Health Care

Today 16:24 GMT

Sen. Cory Booker, alongside the New Jersey Democratic Delegation, rallied behind the Affordable Care Act on Sunday in one of the numerous protests across the country in the fight to keep the health insurance law.

We are a nation where we pledge to liberty and justice for all, there is no justice if there is no health care," Senator Booker said at the 'Protect Our Care' rally in Newark, New Jersey.

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Source: CBS News

Internet, animal rights activists helped shut down Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Today 15:27 GMT

On Saturday, officials of the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it will close in May, ending a 146-year run that dates back to a time before automobiles or airplanes or movies, when Ulysses S. Grant was president and minstrel shows were popular entertainment.

Deborah Walk, assistant director of legacy and circus at The Ringling - circus impresario John Ringling’s mansion, art and circus collection in Sarasota - said that the circus’ impact on small town America is often overlooked.

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Source: Common Domain

Actress Shalita Grant's five laws of motion

Today 06:05 GMT

“Are you doing this to please society, your man or your lady, for your job?”. Grant stays fit to prove to herself that she can. She tailors workouts so she can reach goals she sets for herself -- performing pull-ups, for example, or running several miles “without dying.”

“We are given to feeling guilty and ashamed of ourselves,” said Grant, 28, who plays a federal law enforcement agent on “NCIS: New Orleans.” “We should be talking about loving ourselves with fitness instead of using it to hate or hurt ourselves.”

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte