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US House holds first hearings on gun violence and climate change in 8 years

US House holds first hearings on gun violence and climate change in 8 yearsThe US House of Representatives on Wednesday saw its first committee hearings on climate change and gun control in eight years following Democrats’ victory over Republicans in last year’s Congressional elections. A hearing on gun violence was held at the same time, also a first in eight years, in a sign of changing times on Capitol Hill. Democrats retook control of the lower House in January after eight years of Republican majority.



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Bolton holds notepad saying: '5,000 troops to Colombia'

Bolton holds notepad saying: '5,000 troops to Colombia'Bolton spoke to White House reporters while holding the yellow notepad and discussing the crisis in Venezuela, where the US now recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a US official said “we are not seeing anything that would support” a potential troop deployment to Colombia, which neighbors Venezuela.



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Ukraine's newly independent church holds 'historic' first service

Ukraine's newly independent church holds 'historic' first serviceUkraine’s newly created independent Orthodox Church held its first service in Kiev on Monday after a historic break with the Russian Orthodox Church that has enraged Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attended the service in Kiev’s most ancient church, the 11th-century Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, as Ukrainian Orthodox believers celebrated Christmas Day according to the Julian Calendar. The service came a day after the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew based in Istanbul handed over a formal decree that finalised recognition of Ukraine’s new Church.



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Trump holds firm on border wall, offers steel option as compromise

Trump holds firm on border wall, offers steel option as compromiseTrump’s comments came at the start of the third week of a partial government shutdown resulting from the dispute that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers idled or without paychecks. Trump threatened again, without providing specifics on where the funding would originate, to declare a national emergency as an alternative way to build the wall, depending on the outcome of talks in the coming days. Democrats have declined to approve the $ 5.6 billion Trump wants to fulfill a 2016 campaign promise to curb illegal immigration.



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Nancy Pelosi Holds Press Conference After Day 1 As Speaker, Say "There Will Be No Wall"

Nancy Pelosi Holds Press Conference After Day 1 As Speaker, Say "There Will Be No Wall"House Democrats voted to approve part of its new rules package Thursday evening, sending a message about ethics, sexual harassment and good government on their first day back in the majority, a signal of how they intend to target President Trump.



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Trump Holds Firm on Wall Before Meeting Congressional Leaders

Trump Holds Firm on Wall Before Meeting Congressional LeadersTrump said the U.S. needs a wall “for the security of our country,” and that drones and electronic measures weren’t enough. “It could be a long time” before the shuttered parts of the government are reopened, Trump told reporters Wednesday at the start of a Cabinet meeting. Trump initially suggested he might accept less than the $ 5.6 billion he’s been demanding for border security.



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Congress Holds Key to Rusal’s Fate as U.S. Moves to Lift Sanctions

Congress Holds Key to Rusal’s Fate as U.S. Moves to Lift SanctionsCongress has a month to decide whether to intervene to block the agreement announced Wednesday by the Treasury Department. Under the deal, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska will remain under U.S. sanctions and his property will remain blocked, but the Treasury department will remove financial restrictions on Rusal, En+ Group Plc and EuroSibEnergo JSC.



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Canada says China holds 3rd citizen, sees no link to first 2

Canada says China holds 3rd citizen, sees no link to first 2TORONTO (AP) — A third Canadian has been detained in China, although Canada's prime minister said Wednesday the case doesn't seem to be linked to the previous two that appear to be retaliation for Canada's recent arrest of a top Chinese tech executive.



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Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate race

Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate raceJACKSON, Miss .— In the last major race of the midterm campaign, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith claimed victory in Mississippi’s closely watched Senate runoff election, defeating Democrat Mike Espy after a tense campaign rocked by unsettling reminders of the state’s dark legacy of racism. Hyde-Smith, a former state senator and state Agriculture secretary, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant last spring to fill the seat vacated by ailing Sen. Thad Cochran.



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Stacey Abrams Holds Strong In Georgia, Despite Intense Pressure To Concede

Stacey Abrams Holds Strong In Georgia, Despite Intense Pressure To ConcedeStacey Abrams is facing intense pressure to concede the Georgia governor's



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