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Temperatures in the region dropped to minus 25 degrees (minus 31 Celsius) Thursday morning but forecasters are predicting a high of minus 2 degrees (minus 16 Celsius). During winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the polar vortex can become unstable and expand, sending cold Arctic air southward over the US. The split allowed the air to spill much farther south than usual.
  • PD: 4 police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant

    PD: 4 police officers shot in Houston while serving warrant

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    Police said the suspect was struck in the shoulder but before they could take him to a hospital, he got into a fight with the officer. Five police officers have been shot in Houston , KHOU reports . One of the officers injured was a senior police officer age 54. Police are using a robot to search for a third suspect. "Pray for their families, pray for their spouses, their children, their parents, all of their loved ones", the mayor said.
  • Robert Mueller investigation is 'close to being completed,' acting attorney general says

    Robert Mueller investigation is 'close to being completed,' acting attorney general says

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    Citing government officials close to the case, last month NBC News reported that Mueller was expected to complete a confidential report for the attorney general about the investigation as early as middle of next month. Since his appointment, Mueller has secured guilty pleas and indictments against six high-profile Trump associates, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime confidant Roger Stone .
  • Fox News Legal Analyst Compares Roger Stone's Arrest To Bin Laden Raid

    Fox News Legal Analyst Compares Roger Stone's Arrest To Bin Laden Raid

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    In the Russian Federation investigation, one Trump aide after another has been accused of lying to investigators, or encouraging others to do so, about Russia-related contacts during the campaign and transition period. The brief court appearance was the first in Washington for Stone, 66, since his arrest and indictment last week. "If Roger wants to call me a liar, if he wants to call me any kind of names, Roger is on his own", Corsi said.
  • Venezuela Abandons Demand That U.S. Diplomats Leave

    Venezuela Abandons Demand That U.S. Diplomats Leave

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    Vecchio met with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, who reaffirmed support for opposition leader Juan Guaido - who the U.S. " Nobody gives us an ultimatum , he said". Venezuela has backed down from their demand that U.S. diplomats leave the country, saying they're open to talks - as the Trump administration warned of a "significant response" if American personnel are threatened or intimidated.
  • What Roger Stone indictment means for Russian Federation probe, Trump

    What Roger Stone indictment means for Russian Federation probe, Trump

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    It also said Stone was contacted by senior Trump campaign officials to inquire about future releases, and that Stone continued to communicate with members of the Trump campaign about WikiLeaks. A law enforcement source tells CBS News that Stone was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation before dawn at his home in Florida. Speaking to a crowd outside the courthouse Friday, Stone denied the charges .
  • Maduro rejects European demands for new election

    Maduro rejects European demands for new election

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    Silva, like other Venezuelan diplomatic officials in the United States, had been ordered to return to Venezuela after Maduro cuts diplomatic ties to the United States earlier this week following Washington's recognition of Guaido as interim president of Venezuela.
  • A temporary end to U.S. govt shutdown

    A temporary end to U.S. govt shutdown

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    Blunt said, "We would all prefer to see this negotiated", rather than Trump declaring a national emergency to provide funding for a wall. The White House said on Friday night that Donald Trump will "move forward" with funding for a wall along the southern border "with our without the Democrats".
  • Greece does 'mission impossible', ratifies North Macedonia accord

    Greece does 'mission impossible', ratifies North Macedonia accord

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    The ratification of the so-called Prespa Agreement, which was signed in Skopje last June, paves the way for Macedonia to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union. Alexis Tsipras also posted a statement on his personal Twitter and Facebook accounts, stating: "Today we write a new page for the Balkans". A wide range of Greek political parties, from the far-right Golden Dawn to the Socialists, oppose the accord to rename Macedonia.
  • Dangerously cold weather in today's forecast - Welcome to

    Dangerously cold weather in today's forecast - Welcome to

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    The wind chill values were between 20 and 25 negative degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme cold will move back to the area Wednesday and Thursday , with an overnight low of 5 and risky wind chill values here, the weather service said. Again. We'll see temperatures, actual air readings, near -15. Additional light snow pockets on Sunday as well! Friday will be a cloudy, breezy day.
  • Shooter identified in 2 parish shooting leaving 5 dead

    Shooter identified in 2 parish shooting leaving 5 dead

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    Authorities were searching for Theriot on Saturday and said they believe he is "armed and unsafe". Crystal DeYoung is Billy Ernest's sister. The victims, Billy Ernest , 43, Summer Ernest , 20, and 17-year-old Tanner Ernest , were found dead Saturday morning, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said.
  • Netanyahu blocks Gaza aid funds after clashes at border

    Netanyahu blocks Gaza aid funds after clashes at border

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    Israeli forces killed a Palestinian and injured 20 more during Friday protests as thousands gathered on Gaza's buffer zone to oppose Israel's ongoing blockade. Two Israeli soldiers have been killed over the same period. "The policy of exchanging roles [between Netanyahu and Abbas] to strangulate and blackmail the Gaza Strip will not succeed", Abu Zuhri said.
  • Pompeo tells UN: Venezuela's choice is freedom or mayhem

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    Maduro is accusing the opposition of working with the U.S. to overthrow him. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , addressing the Security Council session, urged all nations to "stand with the forces of freedom" and back Guaido. "The government of Spain gives [President] Nicolas Maduro eight days to call free, transparent and democratic elections", Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a statement.
  • Pelosi blocking Trump’s State of the Union speech until shutdown ends

    Pelosi blocking Trump’s State of the Union speech until shutdown ends

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    Then he demanded that any shutdown-ending measure must contain $5.7 billion for the border wall, funding that Democrats oppose. The shutdown is now in its 34th day, with federal workers left unpaid across the country and in USA installations overseas - and the knock-on effects affecting millions more.
  • Congress, Trump reach temporary deal to end government shutdown, report says

    Congress, Trump reach temporary deal to end government shutdown, report says

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    President Trump and congressional leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government for three weeks and end the longest government shutdown in history, according to two Democratic sources close to the negotiations. "No new structures, the only thing we are talking about is existing structures, along with the judges and some other things", Thompson said. Earlier this week, Pelosi officially uninvited President Trump to give the speech.
  • Researchers discovers TWENTY secret ballistic missile sites in North Korea

    Researchers discovers TWENTY secret ballistic missile sites in North Korea

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    Administration officials are planning for United States President Donald Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take place in Vietnam, said people familiar with the plans. A Washington based think tank on Monday reported that the North Korean military has as many as 20 secretive, undeclared missile bases.The researchers also claim that one base which was recently discovered, focuses on medium-range ballistic missile operations.
  • Winter Weather Advisory for Laramie Issued through Tuesday

    Winter Weather Advisory for Laramie Issued through Tuesday

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    But temperatures will drop overnight and the rain will turn to snow or flurries, the weather service said. The weather agency is also forecasting strong southwesterly winds gusting up to 70 to 80 km/hr on Wednesday . After several days of bitter cold, Toronto could be in for another bout of winter weather. Our system features plenty of wind, rain and cloud cover for Wednesday .