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Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UN

Yemen sides agree deal on first pullback: UNYemen’s government and Huthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a pullback of forces from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the United Nations described Sunday as important progress. The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a ceasefire deal reached in December in Sweden that calls on the government and Huthis to move forces away from ports and parts of city. The fragile truce deal marks the first step toward ending a devastating war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.



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Green New Deal: Republicans talk up climate change plan – but not because they like it

Green New Deal: Republicans talk up climate change plan – but not because they like itRepublicans trumpet the Green New Deal because they think the climate change plan that touts social justice is a losing proposition for Democrats.



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Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apartNEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange.



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Amazon's New York City Deal Was Killed By a Cocktail of Hubris and Miscalculations

Amazon's New York City Deal Was Killed By a Cocktail of Hubris and MiscalculationsIt's a huge loss for Amazon



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Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raisesDENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in schools.



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Manafort Judge Finds His Lies Violated Mueller Plea Deal

Manafort Judge Finds His Lies Violated Mueller Plea DealManafort lied about his contacts with a Russian translator, Konstantin Kilimnik, who Mueller says has ties to Russian intelligence services, the judge concluded. Some of the contacts with Kilimnik came while Manafort was running President Donald Trump’s campaign, and some occurred after Trump’s election, according to prosecutors. Manafort also lied about the nature of a $ 125,000 payment to a law firm and about a matter under a separate Department of Justice investigation, according to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington.



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Senate Dems on Green New Deal debate: 'Bring it on'

Senate Dems on Green New Deal debate: 'Bring it on'WASHINGTON (AP) — When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would bring the Green New Deal forward for votes he thought it would put Democrats — especially 2020 presidential contenders — on the spot.



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Pence: Europe must withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

Pence: Europe must withdraw from Iran nuclear dealVice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took the White House's anti-Iran message to a Middle East summit in Poland.



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UK PM May to continue seeking changes to Brexit deal: spokesman

UK PM May to continue seeking changes to Brexit deal: spokesmanBritish Prime Minister Theresa May will continue to seek changes to her Brexit deal, a spokesman for her office said, after she suffered a symbolic defeat in parliament on her strategy. “The government will continue to pursue this with the EU to ensure we leave on time on 29th March,” the spokesman said. The spokesman said May believed her Conservative lawmakers still wanted her to renegotiate the deal, but had voted against her on Thursday because they were concerned about the prospect of taking a ‘no deal’ off the table at this stage.



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US government shutdown: Trump expected to sign border wall deal to avoid closure

US government shutdown: Trump expected to sign border wall deal to avoid closureAddressing the deal on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would be taking “a very serious look” at the text when the White House receives it from Congress. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill were still haggling over final details, but they appeared on track to finish soon. White House officials cautioned on Wednesday that they have yet to receive full legislative language.



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