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“…French transport strike enters fourth week”

“Christmas Day brought no respite for travellers in France as a transport strike entered its fourth week, ruining the plans of thousands wanting to celebrate with loved ones. Many people scrambled at the last minute to make alternative arrangements as … Continue reading

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“Mongolia may shut down all KFC restaurants after hundreds of food poisoning report”

“Outlets of American fast food giant KFC could be suspended in Mongolia pending inquiries after 247 people reported symptoms of poisoning, such as diarrhea and vomiting after visiting one of its restaurants. The incident happened at one of the fast … Continue reading

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Mass Censorship: “Bangladesh shuts 20,000 websites in anti-porn ‘war'”

“Bangladesh authorities have blocked almost 20,000 websites as part of an anti-pornography “war”, a minister said Tuesday. Internet providers in the conservative Muslim-majority nation took down pornography and gambling websites in the past week under orders from the telecommunications regulator.” … Continue reading

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Good News: [U.S.] “Negotiators reach deal ‘in principle’ to avert [government] shutdown”

“Congressional negotiators announced an “agreement in principle” Monday night on a broad spending bill they hope will satisfy President Donald Trump’s demands for additional border barriers and avert another government shutdown at the end of this week. The compromise represents … Continue reading

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Shutdown: “Kentucky sheriff suspends ALL law enforcement over lack of funding”

“A Kentucky sheriff has told the local fiscal court he is suspending all law enforcement activities because of lack of funding. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports , Martin County Sheriff John Kirk took the stage without invitation at a fiscal court … Continue reading

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Good News: “Payrolls surge by 304,000, smashing estimates despite government shutdown”

Job growth in January shattered expectations, with nonfarm payrolls surging by 304,000, the Labor Department says. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected payrolls to rise by 170,000. There were revisions. December’s big initially reported gain of 312,000 was knocked … Continue reading

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Bad Move? “Trump, Congress Reach Tentative Deal to Reopen Government for Three Weeks” [NO WALL FUNDS]

“President Trump said Friday he had reached a deal with congressional leaders to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security funding continue, marking at least a temporary concession by the president to Democrats… The stopgap spending … Continue reading

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