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Giuliana: "I never said there was no collusion"

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President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Wednesday that he "never said there was no collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia, claiming only that Trump himself was not involved in collusion.

“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign. Or between people in the campaign," Giuliani said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," after host Chris Cuomo said it was false to suggest there was no collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and the Kremlin.

Giuliani added that he has only said Trump, rather than his campaign, did not collude with the Russians.

"There is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the [Democratic National Committee]," Giuliani said.
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USA following own agreements..

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There was a video of the powerful deadly strike of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine dealt a powerful blow to the militants: according to preliminary data, five invaders were killed.

The corresponding video was published by people's deputy Dmitry Tymchuk on his Facebook page.

“Violation of the Minsk agreements has a negative effect on the karma of the occupiers in the Donbas,” wrote Tymchuk.

"The aggressor's transport was destroyed with oncoming fire. According to preliminary data, 5 occupants were destroyed, 3 more were wounded," the people's deputy said.

CNN Shafts KUSI News After Local Reporting Deems The San Diego Border Wall Effective

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown.

We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work.

We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.
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Bolton backtracks on US Syria pullout; wants Turkey to promise not to attack Kurds, Israeli safety

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>The withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria would take place in a manner that "absolutely assured" the security of Israel and other US allies in the Middle East, a top adviser to President Donald Trump has said.

>John Bolton made the pledge on Sunday, hours after laying out the conditions for the US troop pullout from Syria on the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), as well as assurances from Turkey over the safety of Kurdish fighters allied with the United States.

>Speaking to reporters leading up to talks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bolton said the pullout would be done in a way that guaranteed the ISIL "is defeated and is not able to revive itself and become a threat again".

>And it would be carried out in such a way as to "make sure that the defence of Israel and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured, and to take care of those who have fought with us against ISIS and other terrorist groups," he said.

>The pullout announced on December 19 was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests from aides, allies and members of US Congress for a more orderly withdrawal.
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Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to government shutdown

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The partialgovernment shutdownglided into its third week Saturday with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- the nation's food stamp program — could have their assistance disrupted.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees SNAP at the federal level, is one of the agencies unfunded during the partial government shutdown. Although SNAP is automatically renewed, it has not been allocated funding from Congress beyond January. Congress has appropriated $3 billion in emergency funds for SNAP distribution, but that would not cover all of February's obligations.
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Shutdown has kept Trump off golf course for longest stretch of his presidency

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It's been 50 days since President Donald Trump has hit the links, marking his longest stretch without a golf outing since taking office. The government shutdown is at least partially to blame — his planned holiday break at Mar-a-Lago was cancelled as a result of the standoff, meaning Trump has now spent much of the last seven weeks at the White House in the midst of Washington's winter weather.

Golf is typically a staple in the president’s weekend routine but the last time the president teed it up was on November 25, at the end of his Thanksgiving vacation in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Beyond what he’s dubbed the “Southern White House,” the president also frequently spends time on the golf course at his Bedminster, New Jersey property in the summer and fall. During the warmer months in Washington, Trump often makes weekend trips to his golf club in nearby Virginia.

Since the start of his administration, Trump has visited self-branded golf properties more than 160 times. It’s not always clear when he is playing a round of golf though, because the White House doesn’t normally acknowledge or confirm that is how the president is spending his time.

In the past, Trump has called the sport his “primary form of exercise!” But he is unlikely to golf again until the longest shutdown in history gets resolved or he decides to go to Florida — whichever comes first.

During this current golf-free stretch, Trump has traveled to Iraq and Germany for brief visits with soldiers, as well as a day trip to the border in Texas and went to Louisiana Monday to speak at the farm bureau convention.

As a candidate, Trump frequently criticized his predecessor for playing too many rounds of golf. (“Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf. Worse than Carter,” he tweeted in 2014).
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Man Plotting to Attack White House Is Arrested in Georgia

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>A Georgia man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of planning to attack the White House with explosives and other weapons, federal prosecutors said.

>The suspect, identified as Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, Ga., had also discussed attacking other buildings in the Washington area, and at one point said he wanted to attack the Statue of Liberty

>F.B.I. was contacted in March 2018 by a person who warned that Mr. Taheb had “become radicalized, changed his name, and made plans to travel abroad.”

> They said he had sent his two presumed collaborators a link to a video by Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

>he asked the undercover employee to obtain weapons for the attack, saying he wanted to use improvised explosive devices, hand grenades, semiautomatic weapons and a shoulder-fired anti-armor weapon, the affidavit says. He said he intended to use the shoulder-fired weapon to blow a hole in the White House, after which the group would “go in and take down as many (people) as they possibly could,”

> Mr. Taheb wanted to record a video featuring clips of “oppressed Muslims,” with American and Israeli flags burning in the background, and that he spoke of also wanting to attack the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and “a specific synagogue”

Man injects himself with his own semen to treat back pain

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An Irish medical journal has warned the public of the dangers of medical experimentation after a man admitted injecting himself with his own semen to treat back pain.

The case, detailed in this month’s Irish Medical Journal, involved a 33-year-old man who had presented to doctors complaining of severe, sudden onset lower back pain for days after lifting a heavy steel object.

While the man had a history of chronic low back pain, a further examination revealed a red rash on his right upper arm - and the patient subsequently admitted he had been injecting himself with his own semen for a year and a half.
“The patient disclosed that he had intravenously injected his own semen as an innovative method to treat back pain,” the case study noted.

“He had devised this 'cure' independent of any medical advice. Upon further interrogation of this alternative therapy, he revealed he had injected one monthly 'dose' of semen for 18 consecutive months using a hypodermic needle which had been purchased online.

“Upon this occasion the patient had injected three 'doses' of semen intra-vascularly and intra-muscularly,” it said.

Doctors found that the semen had leaked into the soft tissue in the man’s arm.

“This patient’s back pain improved over the course of his inpatient stay and he opted to discharge himself without availing of an incision and drainage of the local collection,” the authors noted.

The Dublin-based authors say the case is “the first ever described case of intravascular semen injection and associated abscess in the medical literature” and warn the case “demonstrates the risks involved with medical experimentation prior to extensive clinical research”.
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Canada vs France (Monsanto)

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Facing thousands of U.S. lawsuits by people who say its range of products caused their cancer. reports: A court in Lyon in southeast France ruled that the approval granted by French environment agency ANSES in 2017 for Roundup Pro 360 had failed to take into account potential health risks.
Bayer, which said it disagreed with the decision and was considering its legal options, has cited regulatory rulings as well as scientific studies that found glyphosate to be safe.

Health Canada scientists say there is no reason to believe the scientific evidence they used to approve the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers was tainted.

On Friday they rejected, again, arguments that the ingredient in herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer if the substances are used as they're supposed to be.

The department's Pest Management Regulatory Agency is required to reassess herbicides every 15 years and after such a reassessment in 2017 it approved glyphosate for continued use in Canada with some additional labelling requirements. The review looked at more than 1,300 studies and concluded glyphosate products pose no risk to people or the environment as long as they are properly used and labelled.