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Mitch McConnell detonates the nuclear option to speed up Trump nominees

Mitch McConnell detonates the nuclear option to speed up Trump nomineesThe Kentucky Republican used the so-called nuclear option to help President Donald Trump get lower-level judicial and agency nominees to confirmation.



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No-deal Brexit on April 12 is UK's most likely option right now: lawmaker Letwin

No-deal Brexit on April 12 is UK's most likely option right now: lawmaker LetwinA no-deal Brexit on April 12 is the most likely scenario right now for Britain, Conservative Party lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Thursday. “I think that at some point or other we either have to get a deal across the line or accept that we have to find an alternative if we want to avoid no deal on April 12, which I think at the moment is the most likely thing to happen,” Letwin, the architect of a series of votes on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, told BBC radio. If Britain wants to hold a referendum or an election it would need to delay Brexit by at least several months but it is unclear if parliament would vote for such a long extension, Letwin said.



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Airlines to begin adding new gender option for 'non-binary' flyers

Airlines to begin adding new gender option for 'non-binary' flyersSome U.S. airlines are on track to add a new gender option for “non-binary” passengers amid evolving best-practices suggestions for the industry.



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'We'll Have No Other Option Than Declaring Bankruptcy.' How the Shutdown Could Impact Government Workers for Months

'We'll Have No Other Option Than Declaring Bankruptcy.' How the Shutdown Could Impact Government Workers for Months'It just feels like such a betrayal,' says one impacted government contractor



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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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South Korea minister says military option 'unacceptable' on North Korea crisis

South Korea minister says military option 'unacceptable' on North Korea crisisBy Soyoung Kim DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – South Korea’s foreign minister said on Thursday the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear programme must be resolved diplomatically, and she was certain Washington would consult her government first if a military option were to be considered. “The nuclear issue has to be solved through negotiations and diplomatic endeavours. This idea of a military solution is unacceptable,” Kang Kyung-wha said at a news briefing on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.



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Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military optionBy David Brunnstrom and David Ljunggren VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiations. A U.S.-hosted meeting of countries that backed South Korea during the 1950-53 Korea War also vowed to support renewed dialogue between the two Koreas “in hopes that it leads to sustained easing of tensions” and agreed that a diplomatic solution to the crisis was both essential and possible. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has refused to give up development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States in spite of increasingly severe U.N. sanctions, raising fears of a new war on the Korean peninsula.



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Prosecutors move to keep death penalty an option in slayings

Prosecutors move to keep death penalty an option in slayingsDOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have moved to hold onto their ability to seek the death penalty against two cousins in the deaths of four men found buried on a Philadelphia-area farm, although attorneys have said a deal with one defendant would take capital punishment off the table.



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Democrats Are Trying To Put The Public Option Back On The Table

Democrats Are Trying To Put The Public Option Back On The TableAnother Democrat has come forward with a proposal that would make a government-run insurance plan available to more Americans who want one, in the hopes of providing consumers with a cheaper, more reliable source of coverage.



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Trump Says U.S. ‘Totally Prepared’ for Military Option in North Korea

Trump Says U.S. ‘Totally Prepared’ for Military Option in North KoreaPresident Trump also repeated that past administrations have left him “a mess” with regards to the North Korean foreign policy.



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