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US Will Not Take Part in Syria Peace Talks in Kazakhstan

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The United States will not send a delegation to Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan, citing "Our presidential inauguration and the immediate demands of the transition," the State Department announced Saturday. However, the United States ambassador to Kazakhstan will be an observer to the talks being sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran."The U.S. Government this week received an invitation from the Government of Kazakhstan to attend the January 23 talks in Astana," said Mark Toner, the acting State Department spokesman. "We welcome and appreciate ...

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Sundance Says Cyberattack Caused Box Office to Close Briefly

iStock/Thinkstock(PARK CITY, Utah) -- The Sundance Film Festival was hit by a cyberattack briefly on Saturday, according to event officials.The festival said on social media that the cyberattack caused network outages, shutting down Sundance's box office. All screenings were set to take place as planned, organizers assured filmgoers, but there was no further information available on the attack."The show must go on, and our artist's voices will be heard," the Sundance Film Festival said.We have been subject to a cyberattack that has shut down our ...

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Trump Spokesman Slams Media Over Inauguration Coverage

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer slammed the media in a statement to the press on his first day on the job, accusing news organizations of falsely reporting that fewer people attended Donald Trump's inauguration than attended previous inaugurations, claiming that photographs were “intentionally framed” to make the crowds appear smaller.Spicer was disputing reports -- based largely on photographic evidence -- that the crowd gathered at Trump's inauguration was not as large as the crowd for President Obama's inauguration in 2009.He ...

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Juan 'El Chapo' Guzman Will Soon Face Justice in the US

ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mexican drug lord Juan "El Chapo" Guzman is now in one of the most secure prisons in the U.S. after he was extradited to the U.S. late Thursday.Guzman, who is a leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, is accused of running a "criminal enterprise responsible for importing into the United States and distributing massive amounts of illegal narcotics and for conspiring to murder people who posed a threat to the narcotics enterprise," according to a statement from the U.S. Department ...

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Politicians, Activists Rally Crowd at Women's March in Washington

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --   Activists and politicians are participating in the Women's March on Washington this morning, the biggest of hundreds of marches taking place today.The rally featured speeches from women's rights activist Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, actress Ashley Judd and director Michael Moore among others.A group of largely women senators and other politicians took the stage together at one point, including Kirsten Gillibrand, Claire McCaskill, and newly elected Senators Kamala Harris and Tammy Duckworth, who addressed the group as did Rep. ...

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Barbara Bush Could Be Discharged Sunday; George H.W. Bush Remains in ICU

Bob Levey/Telemundo via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in the intensive care unit of a Texas hospital for the next few days while his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, could be discharged Sunday, family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized at Houston Methodist Hospital since Jan. 14. He was transferred to the intensive care unit Wednesday for "an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia," McGrath said in a statement at the time.The 92-year-old ...

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President Trump Tells CIA: 'I Am With You 1,000 Percent'

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump in his first official visit to a federal agency since the inauguration went to CIA headquarters in Virginia Saturday where he assured the 400 or so CIA staff in attendance that he supports them "a thousand percent.”"Very, very few people could do the job you people do, and I want to just let you know, I am so behind you," Trump said. "I know maybe sometimes you haven't gotten the backing that you've wanted, and you're going to ...

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