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They wanted to help ease the migrant detention crisis. Now they're locked up too. This week, NBC News reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had arrested 170 immigrants who came forward to apply to sponsor unaccompanied migrant children:ICE said Tuesday that the arrests were of immigrants suspected of being in the United States illegally and took place from early July to November. They were the result of background checks conducted on potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children placed under the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.Nearly two thirds of those arrested — 109 in total — had no criminal record, the agency said. Another 61 of those arrested did have criminal records, but ICE did not specify the crimes and said it could not break down convictions by violent and nonviolent offenses.This mass arrest is the result of a new regulation enacted by President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which ins...
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(Reuters) - Give me bitcoin or your life. Seriously? The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible. Frankly, the perpetrators would have been better off asking for Turkish lira. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have long been a favorite ransom tender for cyber criminals thanks to the currencies' anonymous nature. U.S. ...
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The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible.
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The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible.
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The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared credible.
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Police in New Zealand are investigating email threats received by some residents that claim explosive devices were hidden in their offices, the cyber security agency CERT NZ said on Friday after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada. A rash of bomb threats were emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency but none of the threats appeared credible. CERT NZ said the emails received by New Zealanders appeared to be very similar to those in the United States and Canada.
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Police in New Zealand are investigating email threats received by some residents that claim explosive devices were hidden in their offices, the cyber security agency CERT NZ said on Friday after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada.
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Police in New Zealand are investigating email threats received by some residents that claim explosive devices were hidden in their offices, the cyber security agency CERT NZ said on Friday after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada.
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TORONTO (AP) — First U.S President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States. Canada is caught […]
 
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A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.
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A rash of bomb threats were emailed on Thursday to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.
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Canada's cumbersome extradition system means Chinese business executive Meng Wanzhou could wait years before her case is resolved even if she will inevitably be committed to stand trial in the United States, legal experts say.
 
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Apple's announcement that it will put a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, is being read as a sign that the 2017 Republican-backed tax cut is bringing jobs back to the United States.
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Here are five interesting facts about Butina’s history. Russian spy Maria Butina has entered a guilty plea in federal court, admitting to conspiracy against the United States on behalf of the Russian government. According to federal prosecutors, the 30-year-old Butina—who has been in jail without bail since being arrested in July—infiltrated the Republican Party and the National Rifle Association (NRA) in order to share information with Alexander Torshin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and former deputy governor of Russia’s central bank. A hearing was set for February 2019 to discuss a sentencing date for Butina, who faces a maximum of five years in prison and will likely be deported back to Russia after serving her time. Butina’s attorneys, however, have requested a more lenient sentence of no more than six months—and she has agreed to fully cooperate with prosecutors. Here are five interesting facts about Butina’s history.1. Butina Is an ally of Rus...
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A rash of bomb threats were sent via email on Thursday to dozens of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats immediately appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.
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A rash of bomb threats were sent via email on Thursday to dozens of businesses, public offices and schools across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats immediately appeared credible, law enforcement officials said.
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Dozens of businesses and other locations throughout the United States reported a series of bomb threats that authorities said appeared to not be credible.
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Dozens of bomb threats were reported in major cities across Canada on Thursday, as a flurry of other threats — believed to be hoaxes — were also called in across the United States.
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A rash of bomb threats were sent via email on Thursday to dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats was immediately found to be credible, law enforcement officials said.
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A rash of bomb threats were sent via email on Thursday to dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States and Canada demanding payment in cryptocurrency, but none of the threats was immediately found to be credible, law enforcement officials said.
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States demanded an immediate end to violence in Cameroon on Thursday and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions. U.S. deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the Security Council that security and humanitarian conditions in Cameroon’s English-speaking North West and South West regions “have […]
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The United States demanded an immediate end to violence in Cameroon on Thursday and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions.
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Can the United States exercise its moral authority in foreign policy without giving its vital national interests short shrift? To a degree not seen in decades, senators of both parties have asserted the importance of factoring in America’s long-held values and global role as moral guide as they wrestle with two key questions: How to address the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how involved the US should be in the Saudi intervention in the Yemen conflict.
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Authorities say bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities, consulates and other locations across the United States appear to be hoaxes. At least 13 false threats were received across Los Angeles at major businesses and government entities, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday....
 
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A rash of bomb threats were circulated via email on Thursday targeting dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said.
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A rash of bomb threats were circulated via email on Thursday targeting dozens of businesses and public buildings across the United States, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said.
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The maintenance of democracy will largely depend on what happens in the United States, where the election of Trump deprived global democratic forces of their most reliable advocate, writes Frida Ghitis.
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A second Canadian man has been detained by Chinese officials, raising the stakes in a growing international dispute over a Chinese high-tech executive who was arrested in Canada and held for extradition to the United States. Michael Spavor was taken into custody Monday after being questioned in...
 
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A rash of bomb threats were received on Thursday across the United States targeting dozens of businesses, public buildings and facilities, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said.
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A rash of bomb threats were received on Thursday across the United States targeting dozens of businesses, public buildings and facilities, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said.
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The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-metre mixed medley relay at the world short-course swimming championships. Caeleb Dressel, Kelsi Dahlia, Michael Andrew and Olivia Smoliga won in 1 minute, 36.40 seconds, finishing .65 seconds ahead of the Netherlands.
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The Russian national pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States — and she infiltrated two of its right-wing institutions in the process
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A rash of bomb threats were received on Thursday across the United States targeting dozens of public buildings and facilities, but the credibility of those threats could not immediately be ascertained, law enforcement officials said. The FBI has launched a query into the matter, noting that a similar wave of threats to schools and other public buildings occurred a year or more ago without consequence, but the authenticity of the latest batch was not immediately confirmed, a law enforcement official told Reuters. "We are aware of threats being made in cities across the country," Rukelt Dalberis, an FBI spokesman in Los Angeles, told Reuters separately.
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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement does not compel Mexico to pay for the wall, and little in it would divert funds from Mexico to the United States.
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Dozens of bomb threats were received on Thursday across the United States, targeting news outlets, government buildings, banks and other businesses, NBC News reported, citing various local media and police department accounts.
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The FBI said on Thursday it was aware of bomb threats made in cities around the United States and had offered assistance to local law enforcement authorities.
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The FBI said on Thursday it was aware of bomb threats made in cities around the United States and had offered assistance to local law enforcement authorities.
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Betting has become a major topic in the sports landscape since the United States Supreme Court struck down PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) earlier this year, but not every state has legalized sports betting in the months that have followed.
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White House national security adviser says U.S. foreign aid will be conditioned on benefits to the United States as well as recipients.
 
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New vehicle sales in the United States are expected to drop next year as higher interest rates and rising prices could prompt customers to hold off their car-buying plans, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) said on Thursday.
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Dozens of bomb threats were received on Thursday across the United States, targeting news outlets, government buildings, banks and other businesses, NBC News reported, citing various local media and police department accounts.
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Tech giant Apple announced that it is aiming to create 15,000 new jobs with a new billion-dollar campus in Austin, Texas. The announcement also included details of other expansions across the United States. Check out the video to learn more. Read more...More about Apple, Jobs, Mashable Video, Apple Campus, and Austin Texas
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For those hoping to get a glimpse of the Geminid meteor shower, the weather across the United States will either be very good, with clear skies and excellent viewing prospects, or very bad, with cloud-filled skies and perhaps some rain or wintry precipitation thrown in for bad measure. The national weather map for the predawn hours tomorrow (Dec. 14) — when the Geminids are expected to be at their best — shows a developing storm near the Texas-Louisiana border. The storm is expected to generate a large swath of dense clouds over much of the eastern half of the nation.
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China's meager first purchase of U.S. soybeans since its trade war with the United States began in July disappointed farmers, grain traders and a U.S. government official hoping for larger sales to lift slumping prices and absorb a huge surplus across the U.S. farm belt, they said on Thursday.
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Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has presided over the UN climate talks since November 2017. Q. The United States and Saudi Arabia refused to endorse a landmark UN report on what it means to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). A. It is not about drawing a line in the sand but accepting the irrefutable science on human-induced climate change.
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President Donald Trump on Thursday said General Motors Co could face repercussions under the recent trade deal he has worked out with Mexico if it decides to add production outside of the United States, as he criticized the company for its recent announcement of planned layoffs.
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Nearly half of randomly-chosen survey participants said they believe the procedure is usually done for cosmetic rather than health reasons, and about 40 percent thought people who choose the surgery have taken "the easy way out," researchers report in JAMA Surgery. "Across the United States, there are adults who have obesity, and the health problems that come with obesity, who are not getting or even seeking the care they need because of the social stigma with being obese and having obesity surgery," said senior author Dr. Heather Yeo of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Often they give patients advice to lose weight, but they don't refer the patient to a weight loss specialist." Weight loss surgery involves one of several techniques for making the stomach smaller, to accommodate less food and curb appetite, sometimes also rerouting part of the digestive tract to bypass part of the intestines.
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A gentleman arriving from Guyana was caught at JFK Airport attempting to smuggle 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. He was sent home without his birds, which he was planning to enter in a high-stakes underground singing contest. From the New York Times: On Saturday, 70 live finches were discovered in the black duffel bag of a Guyanese citizen who, like the other smugglers, was believed to be bringing them to the United States to participate in underground singing contests. Gamblers set the birds against each other and place bets on their chirping skills. A winning male finch with a good pedigree and track record can sell for up to $10,000, according to a United States Fish and Wildlife Service investigation nicknamed Operation G-Bird. “They bet on how many times the finches will chirp in a minute, which finch chirps the most,” Anthony Bucci, a spokesman for United States Customs and Border Protection in New York, said on Wednesday. Image: United States Fish and Wildlif...
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual Fisheries Economics of the United States report Thursday. The report states the $144.3 billion in sales […]
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CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports on China's detainment of two Canadians in retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States
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"Trump’s chief national security aide was secretly interacting with the representative of a foreign power as that government was mounting information and cyber warfare against the United States.” When Michael Flynn, former national security advisor in the Trump Administration, agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, he admitted to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the late 2016 lame duck session. But according to a new David Corn/Dan Friedman article for Mother Jones, Flynn was in touch with Kislyak not only after the 2016 presidential election, but during the election as well.For the article, published December 13, Mother Jones’ reporters interviewed two Flynn associates who asked for anonymity—and both of them discussed their conversations with Flynn. One of them, according to Corn and Friedman, alleges that Flynn and Kislyak discussed “a grand bargain in which Moscow wo...
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The Trudeau government quietly started its ratification process for the revised North American trade agreement Wednesday. Implementation legislation for the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement can now follow early in 2019.
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Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday for conspiracy to act as an illegal foreign agent in the United States.
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The Republican president vowed during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to build a wall along the border with Mexico to slow the flow of illegal immigration, and he has long pledged that Mexico - not U.S. taxpayers - would fund it. In a Twitter post early on Thursday, Trump said that unspecified savings for the United States as a result of the renegotiated trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada would pay for the wall. "Just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!," he wrote.
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Andre Kruger's stand at Africa's first ever cannabis exposition displayed an indoor growing tent, complete with state-of-the-art lighting imported from the United States and fittings for a high-tech hydroponic irrigation system.
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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) warned in his farewell remarks Thursday morning that the United States faces "threats" from within its political system, stating "to say that our politics is not healthy is something of an understatement."
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Butina is at the center of several circles—the Trump campaign, the NRA and Russia. Maria Butina, a central figure in the special counsel probe into whether the Donald Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 campaign, has entered a guilty plea in federal court, admitting she conspired against the United States. From CNN:Butina, 30, was accused of working to infiltrate Republican political circles through groups such as the National Rifle Association to bolster Russian interests.Butina said she acted "under direction of" a Russian official whom CNN has identified as Alexander Torshin. "Butina sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over US politics," the prosecutor said in court.As you can see in the illustration below, Butina is at the center of several circles—the Trump campaign, the NRA and Russia.For a better understanding about why her plea deal is likely causing tremendous heartburn and sleepless night...
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Representative Roger Marshall (R-KS) during Thursday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC said that each day more than 10 terrorists and 40 criminals try to enter the United States. “This border is all about national security. Every day, over 10 terrorists and 40 criminals try to cross that border,” Marshall stated. Host Willie Geist asked Marshall where he got his information from, and the representative explained that the Department of Homeland Security has been relaying statistics with Congress. Marshall’s remarks echo Rep. Steve Scalise’s comments from an appearance on “Life, Liberty and Levin” at the beginning of the week. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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"It’s a staggering truth: Most dollars that have been spent on autism research in the United States over the last four decades are not helping children with autism."
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo flew higher than it ever has before, surpassing what the US Air Force considers the boundary of space, and marking the first manned flight to space from US soil since 2011. The United States has not sent any people to space since the US space shuttle program ended in 2011, and has relied on Russian Soyuz rockets to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. Virgin Galactic marked a major milestone on Thursday in that race, as its spaceship made it to a peak height, or apogee, of 51.4 miles (82.7 kilometers), after taking off attached to an airplane from Mojave, California, then firing its rocket motors to reach new heights.
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