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Pope Francis arrives in Yangon on Apostolic Visit to Myanmar

Pope Francis arrives in Yangon on Apostolic Visit to Myanmar

But Myanmar's local Catholic Church has publicly urged Francis to avoid using the term "Rohyingya" because it is shunned by many locally because the ethnic group is not a recognized minority in the country. Thousands of them travelled by train and bus to Yangon , and they joined crowds at several roadside points along the way from the airport to catch a glimpse of the Pope.


Numerous Senate Republicans demand late changes to tax bill as votes loom

Numerous Senate Republicans demand late changes to tax bill as votes loom

One of them is Corker and the other is Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who wants more generous tax cuts for partnerships, limited liability companies and other so-called pass-through businesses. Johnson also has a personal stake in several pass through entities from his corporate background, but his office has said the changes he is pushing would not benefit him personally.


Transcanada asks Nebraska to reconsider order on Keystone route

Transcanada asks Nebraska to reconsider order on Keystone route

The company says USA regulators have cleared its restart plans, which include restarting the pipeline at a reduced pressure before gradually increasing the volume of crude oil in the system. Hanson and the two other state commissioners said that they could withdraw TransCanada's permit to operate the 590,000-barrel per day pipeline until it identifies the reasons behind the repeated failures.


White House official: Trump won't campaign for Roy Moore

White House official: Trump won't campaign for Roy Moore

Top Republicans in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan , have called for Moore to leave the race. Republican lawmakers are considering expelling Moore should he win the seat. "And, he's got my opponents in D.C. scrambling", Moore wrote in a fundraising email. The highly anticipated Alabama Senate election is only a handful of days away, but that's not stopping one retired Marine from stepping in to stop embattled candidate Roy Moore (R-AL).


Trump drops 'Pocahontas' gibe to Native American veterans

Trump drops 'Pocahontas' gibe to Native American veterans

The president appeared to be trying to honor the Navajo Code Talkers, first telling their representatives, "You were here long before any of us were here", before quickly going off topic by adding, "although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago".


Trump and Time magazine dispute Person of the Year plans

Trump and Time magazine dispute Person of the Year plans

The claims made in the tweet , sent while Trump resided for the Thanksgiving season at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach , Florida , were promptly refuted by the magazine itself and personnel connected to its publication. Shortly after the announcement, Trump indicated he'd rather the magazine call him "Man of the Year". Photoshopped Time covers were a popular option, as were simple text replies featuring variations on this theme: get help, you big man baby, and stop telling ...