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Putin Says Russia Is ‘Open To Dialogue’ With US In Holiday Message To Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russa was “open to dialogue” with the US in a holiday message to President Donald Trump Sunday. The Kremlin released multiple holiday greetings from Putin to world leaders and governments Sunday, reported CNN. Putin’s full message to Trump stated: In a congratulatory message to President of the United States of America Donald Trump on the ...

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Another Central American Migrant Caravan Is Forming, But It’s Reportedly Not Heading For US

Another Central American migrant caravan is reportedly forming, but its final destination is not the U.S.-Mexico border, according to immigration activists and Mexican media. As many as 15,000 people could travel in the migrant caravan scheduled to leave Honduras Jan. 15, according to reports cited by The San Diego Union-Tribune. “We assume that this caravan … will pick up more ...

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Federal Employees Won’t Lose Their Paychecks For Weeks Under Shutdown

Federal employees will not necessarily feel the effects for weeks after the partial government shutdown went into effect Saturday, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Federal workers are still set to receive their holiday paychecks for the Dec. 9 to 22 biweekly pay period on time, no matter what happens in Congress. Holiday paychecks are expected to ...

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US Holiday Shopping Hits 6-Year High

Holiday shopping

U.S. holiday shopping hit a six-year high during the 2018 season, according to a report from Mastercard on consumer spending between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24. Americans spent more than $850 billion during the holiday season, a 5.1 percent increase from the 2017 season, reported Reuters. The National Retail Federation had only predicted a 4.3 to 4.8 percent increase. “Gas ...

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Queen Takes Heat For Gold Piano

Queen Elizabeth II is taking heat for her annual Christmas message she delivered Tuesday from a lavish room at Buckingham Palace decorated with an ornate Christmas tree, large fireplace and a golden piano. Viewers accused the Queen of appearing “out of touch” in the video as the British people worry about Brexit and its potential effects, reported British tabloid The ...

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US Navy To End Bread And Water Policy For Misbehaving Sailors, Ending Longstanding Tradition

A longstanding tradition allowed by the U.S. Navy will come to an end Jan. 1, 2019, when captains are no longer able to punish misbehaving sailors by confining them to bread and water only. “Rations furnished a person undergoing such confinement shall consist solely of bread and water. The rations will be served three times daily at the normal time ...

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Here Are Four Towns That Go All Out During The Christmas Season

Something about Christmas decorations seems to bring instant holiday cheer — and these four towns have an abundance. Check out how these cities in states from Colorado to Vermont go all out for the Christmas season. Durango, Colorado The classic Christmas children’s book “The Polar Express” comes to life in the town of Durango in Colorado’s southwest corner. Just like ...

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Do You Know The History Behind ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’?

The classic winter tune “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been criticized by some for having lyrics they say equal sexual harassment, but the song’s critics may not realize its background as a duet sung by a husband and wife. Broadway songwriter Frank Loesser wrote “Baby It’s Cold Outside” in 1944 to perform with his wife at their housewarming party in New ...

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Congress Considered To Have Lowest Ethics Of All Professions

Members of Congress are considered the least honest and ethical of professions including telemarketers and car salespeople, according to a Gallup survey released Thursday. Fifty-eight percent of people said they had low or very low faith in the honesty and ethics of members of Congress, according to the survey. Only 44 percent of people surveyed said the same about car ...

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Federal Workers Will Get Holiday Paychecks Even If Government Shuts Down

Federal workers will not lose their holiday paychecks even if Congress remains in gridlock over a budget deal and triggers a partial government shut down, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Federal employees will receive checks for the Dec. 9 to 22 biweekly pay period on time, no matter what happens in Congress, reported The Hill. The ...

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How The Political Blame Game Worked In 2013 Shutdown Versus Now

Senate Democrats have the power to choose a partial government shutdown or keep it open by agreeing to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall ahead of Friday night’s looming deadline. The situation is reminiscent of the 2013 government shutdown in which House Republicans pushed Democrats for a budget deal that would defund or roll back Obamacare. The media mirrored former ...

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‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Ranks Second Place Among Americans’ Favorite Christmas Carols: Poll

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” is the second-most popular Christmas carol and the most popular Christmas song among women, according to a user poll conducted by the messaging app MEi released Monday. The poll talked to 4,000 app users in the U.S. over the weekend and broke down the results by age, gender and even political party, a MEi spokesperson told ...

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One Of The World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Splits In Two

GlaxoSmithKline, of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, announced that it will split in two Wednesday as part of a new joint venture with U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. GlaxoSmithKline will split into two entities, one that sells prescription drugs and vaccines and another that sells consumer products like Sensodyne toothpaste, reported Reuters. Its consumer products business will be a joint venture ...

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Christmas Just Got A Little Longer Thanks To Trump’s Executive Order

Christmas just got a little longer for federal employees thanks to an executive order issued by President Donald Trump Tuesday night that excuses them from working Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve falls on a Monday in 2018, so federal workers will get a four-day weekend to celebrate the holiday as the possibility of a government shutdown looms, reported WTOP. Giving federal ...

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Trump Foundation To Dissolve As Lawsuit From New York Attorney General Continues

The Donald J. Trump Foundation signed a stipulation agreeing to dissolve Tuesday, but a lawsuit by the New York state Attorney General’s office against the charity continues. President Trump had offered to dissolve the foundation in 2016, but the New York Attorney General at the time, Eric Schneiderman, blocked the dissolution so his office could investigate, reported The Washington Post. ...

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