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Source: Fox News

DC church offers help, hugs to workers affected by government shutdown: 'We will all get through it'

Today 07:01 GMT

On Monday, the church brought in agencies helping those affected by the partial government shutdown and offered money, help and hugs to furloughed workers.

CHURCH HELPS FEED GOVERNMENT WORKERS DURING SHUTDOWN: 'WHEN OUR COMMUNITY HURTS, WE HURT'. Jaqi Wright and Nikki Howard, who call themselves the “Furlough Sisters,” started a dessert business, specializing in “Furlough cheesecake,” which they operate out of a home and it goes as quickly as they can make it.

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Source: CTV

Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

Today 02:24 GMT

A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family who didn't know she was pregnant by giving birth to a baby boy, Phoenix police said Wednesday.

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, on suspicion of one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said.

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Source: Global News

Daily aspirin reduces the risk of heart attack, but raises the risk of internal bleeding: study

Today 08:05 GMT

People without heart disease who take a daily aspirin may lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke, but a new study confirms they also have an increased risk of severe internal bleeding.

Heart disease patients who quit their daily Aspirin are at risk of heart attack, stroke. Already, guidelines on aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease in the U.S., Europe and Australia have incorporated a need to balance the potential benefits against the risk of bleeding.

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Source: Common Domain

Brexit Brief: Former U.K. Chancellor predicts delay to EU exit

Today 08:04 GMT

George Osborne, the former U.K. Chancellor who campaigned for the country to remain part of the European Union, thinks that a delay to Brexit is the most likely outcome from weeks of political deadlock.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Osborne said a delay to the official exit date would give the U.K. the space to explore viable alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, which was roundly rejected by parliament earlier this month.

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Source: DW

EU exhorts golden visa clampdown

Today 08:04 GMT

"By their very nature, golden visa schemes are an attractive prospect for the criminal and the corrupt," Global Witness and Transparency International wrote in the report titled "European Getaway: Inside the Murky World of Golden Visas".

Although the golden visa programs are legal, the Commission said these schemes are sometimes not transparent and are lacking checks on those who acquire passports and visas.

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Source: The Guradian

Hollywood A-listers and controversial documentaries head to Sundance

Today 08:04 GMT

Controversial documentaries about Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein are set to make waves at this year’s Sundance film festival.

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha aims for another crowd-pleaser with this coming-of-age tale of a Bruce Springsteen fan.

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Source: BBC

EU urges 'golden passports' crackdown

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

The EU Commission has told EU states to tighten checks on non-EU nationals who acquire citizenship - so-called "golden passports" - through investments. The Commission plans closer monitoring of those schemes and of "golden visas" granting residence in exchange for big investments.

The anti-corruption campaign group Global Witness said the EU had raised the alarm but not offered solutions, the BBC's Adam Fleming reports from Brussels.

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Source: The Guradian

Jane Austen Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

An overlooked note that may have been written by Jane Austen’s great-niece Fanny Caroline Lefroy could put an end to the long-running question mark over an oil painting its owners believe is a depiction of the novelist as a teenager – a claim that has long been disputed by art experts.

The Rice family would like to sell the portrait, if and when it is officially certified as being of Austen, said Nettlefold: “My mother absolutely wants this to be recognised and loved by Jane Austen scholars and fans around the world. It just seems to me that it’s incredibly sad that this beautiful picture is not recognised for what it is.”

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Source: Global News

Michael Cohen delays testimony to Congress, says Donald Trump threatening his family

Today 07:01 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is postponing his scheduled Feb. 7 testimony to Congress due to threats against his family from Trump, his adviser said on Wednesday.

FACT CHECK: White House says there’s no ‘damaging’ info about Trump in Cohen, Manafort filings. Attorney Lanny Davis, who has been advising Cohen on his media strategy, said in a statement that Cohen had decided to postpone his appearance to a later date due to “ongoing threats against his family from Trump” and Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, as well as his ongoing cooperation with investigators.

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Source: The Guradian

Number of uninsured Americans increases by 7m in four years

Today 07:01 GMT

About 7 million fewer Americans have health insurance today than did four years ago, a new survey has found, the highest uninsured rate since 2014.

Another poll released this week from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed how Americans feel about proposals to expand government-run health programs. While a majority (56%) supported single-payer coverage (akin to the UK’s NHS], called Medicare-for-All, large majorities on both sides supported “buy-ins” to existing government-run health plans.

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Source: Fox News

Michael Cohen says he will postpone testimony before House committee

Today 07:01 GMT

Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer who was recently sentenced to three years in prison, is postponing his highly-anticipated testimony before Congress next month because of “ongoing threats” from President Trump and his legal team, Cohen’s lawyer claimed Wednesday.

MICHAEL COHEN LEVELS NEW ALLEGATION, CLAIMS HE WORKED TO RIG ONLINE POLLS AT TRUMP’S DIRECTION. Davis said Cohen “looks forward to testifying at the appropriate time.”

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Dem-led House panel launches new probe into Trump administration security clearances

Today 07:01 GMT

The Democrat-led House Oversight Committee has launched a new probe into alleged “grave” breaches of national security in the security clearance process with the White House and Trump transition team, in the panel's latest move to ramp up Trump-focused investigations. Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., announced the plans to launch an “in-depth” investigation of the process, seeking information about reports of security clearance issues involving multiple current and former Trump administration officials.

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Source: Global News

Mother and uncle of Jassi Sidhu extradited to India to face honour killing charges: reports

Today 07:01 GMT

Two Canadian citizens accused of arranging the murder of a Maple Ridge woman in India 18 years ago have been extradited to that country to face trial, according to media reports.

Her mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, and uncle Surjit Singh Badesha, were accused of masterminding the so-called honour killing and hiring hit men to carry it out. Jaswinder (Jassi) Kaur Sidhu, 25, was kidnapped and murdered in the Punjab in 2000, allegedly for defying her family and marrying a poor rickshaw driver in secret.

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Source: Global News

Mother ‘disgusted’ after film about her toddler’s brutal murder gets Oscar nomination

Today 07:01 GMT

The mother of murdered two-year-old, James Bulger, said she is “disgusted” that a film about the boys who brutally killed her son has been nominated for an Oscar.

The short film, Detainment, recreates moments of the 1993 tragedy of the toddler’s killing, based on transcripts of police interviews with the convicted murderers, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson — who were 10 years old at the time. Netflix apologizes to Lac-Megantic for using footage of fatal 2013 explosion in ‘Bird Box’. The two boys lured James away from his mother at a shopping centre in Liverpool, U.K., on Feb. 12, and then tortured the toddler to death.

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Source: Global News

CBSA charges woman with taking money to help refugees into Canada

Today 07:01 GMT

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has laid charges against Olayinka Celestina Opaleye for allegedly organizing illegal entry into Canada for refugee protection claimants in exchange for compensation.

“When it comes to irregular migration, the CBSA works in close co-operation with other government departments and agencies, as well as international partners, to uphold the integrity of the border crossing process and to ensure the border is safe and secure,” the CBSA said. McNeely would not confirm whether the smuggling network has been dismantled or if investigations are ongoing but promised that “other hearings are forthcoming.”


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