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'Extinct' giant tortoise found on Galapagos Islands

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Newly rediscovered Fernandina Giant Tortoise, which was long considered as an extinct species . Ecuador's Ministry for the Environment released a photo of the Giant Fernandina Island Tortoise, who has not been named. Any remaining Fernandina tortoises may be separated from each other by recent lave flows, researchers said. While on their trek the group found the tortoise scat and identified it positively as belonging to the Fernandina. Read More »

Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after post

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Stone twice posted pictures of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Instagram, but later apologized . Jackson told Stone that he made "deliberate choices" to post the photo of her and created a very real risk. Jackson said she did not believe his testimony, and believed he understood how inflammatory the image he posted was, especially among his followers. Read More »

Pence to deliver speech on Venezuela in Colombia on Monday

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Guaido spokesman Edward Rodriguez confirmed that the opposition leader, who heads the congress, was among passengers in a caravan consisting of several vehicles and buses. "This could be very soon, between six and nine months, once Maduro's current usurpation ends", Guaido told Mexican television station Televisa. The opposition says it is rallying relief efforts in Venezuela to alleviate widespread food and medicine shortages in the wake of its hyperinflationary economic collapse. Read More »

Trump is ‘an ASSET’ to Putin says former National Intelligence Director

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The conversations, McCabe said, occurred in the hectic days in May 2017 after Trump fired James B. Comey as FBI director, and as federal law enforcement was mulling what it should do next. He said that he is not convinced that the president isn't under the influence of Russian Federation since the inquiry began. After Comey's firing, he said, the bureau opened a dual-part investigation into the president - one that explored whether he had committed a crime and whether he was a threat to ... Read More »

China urges India, Pakistan to 'exercise retraint'

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It said Pakistan was "not involved in any way, means or form" in the attack, which it said was "conceived, planned and executed indigenously". On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump described the Pulwama terror attack as a "horrible situation" promising India to issue a statement after going through the reports. Read More »

Enormous ‘nightmare’ bee, once thought to be extinct, discovered alive

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The insect is named after British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection before Charles Darwin's published contributions. The Global Wildlife Conservation is a nonproft that's been searching for "lost" species , or species that might not actually be extinct, but haven't been seen in a decade or more. Read More »

Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Run For US Presidency In 2020

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Mr. Sanders ' camp announced Wednesday that the Vermont independent had received donations from more than 225,000 individuals during the first 24 hours of his new campaign. "We'll see how he does", Trump said. Mr Sanders entered the race for the 2016 Democratic nomination as a long-shot candidate but emerged as a surprise star during a series of televised debates. Read More »

Vatican has secret rules for priests who father children

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Through his advocacy and self-help group Coping International , Doyle has sought to compel Catholic leaders to acknowledge the issue of priests' children and the psychological and emotional impact the church's enforced secrecy has on them and their mothers. Read More »

Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise

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In one case, Britt said she picked up the completed ballot of an elderly black woman. One of the methods participants said Dowless used was to hire workers to collect absentee ballots from voters who received them and then turn them over to Dowless, according to an elections board investigation of the 2016 campaign. Read More »

Search continues for two backpackers missing from NSW Mid North Coast beach

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A water and ground search began on Monday involving police and emergency services. Police also found their travel documents in a silver rental vehicle parked nearby. The both appear to have attended Sackville School, south of London. A spokesman for New South Wales Police said: "A search of the wagon found a number of other personal items, including travel documents". Read More »

US arrests Coast Guard officer who planned mass attack: prosecutors

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Christopher Hasson intended "to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country", according to a filing to federal court in Maryland. They say Hasson's attack preparations resembled Breivik's . Scott McBride, said Wednesday that Hasson no longer works at Coast Guard headquarters. That same day, some of his Internet searches included, "best place in dc to see congress people", "where in dc to [SIC] congress live", "what if trump illegally impeached" and "are supreme court ... Read More »

Israeli minister tells French Jews to 'come home' after vandalism

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French President Emmanuel Macron personally went to the site of the crime, repeating his mantra that anti-Semitism represents " the negation of France ". Several local officials denounced the desecration on social media. The street movement started out criticizing gas tax rises but has widened into a broader, anti-government protest that has included anti-Semitic incidents. Read More »

Saudi to free 850 Indian prisoners from its jails

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The prime minister "forgot" to write the name of "terror nourisher" Pakistan in the joint statement , Surjewala said. However, diplomacy is a game played in grey areas. New Delhi is not yet in any position to leverage its offerings in order to convince Riyadh to pivot away from Pakistan . Asked whether Saudi Arabia will try to mediate between the two countries, he said, "We will not involve ourselves into the tensions between India and Pakistan without being invited by both the ... Read More »

Huge fire in Bangladesh capital kills at least 70 people

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Witnesses said members of a bridal party in a nearby community centre were also caught in the fire and many of them were injured. Fire Service and Civil Defence officials said the fire spread very quickly because of the chemicals and plastic products. Read More »

Woman who joined Islamic State can not return to U.S., Pompeo says

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Swift said Muthana had in fact been issued two USA passports: one when she was a child, and a renewal she applied for herself just before leaving for Syria. "I'm a normal human being who has been manipulated", she told ABC . In an interview with ABC News she said: "I wish I could take it completely off the net, completely out of people's memory". Read More »

Statue Of Kissing Sailor Vandalized With '#MeToo' After Veteran's Death

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However in recent years the moment has become the subject of criticism because Greta... According to CBS , the vandalism was reported the day after the sailor depicted in the photo, George Mendonsa , died at the age of 95 . The city of Sarasota confirmed the graffiti was removed from the statue, which was created by the sculptor Seward Johnson, on Tuesday morning. Sarasota's statue of the "The Kiss" remembers one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century. Read More »

IS: Lorries evacuate civilians from last Syria enclave

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Women wearing face veils, several children - including young veiled girls - as well as men were seen inside the vehicles. "They've got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields", Votel said of Islamic State . Read More »

U.S. teen who faced off with Native American sues Washington Post

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President Donald Trump is applauding a lawsuit filed on behalf of Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic high school student who stood before a Native American who was exercising his First Amendment rights of religion and to protest. Soon, many media outlets were being accused by critics from across the political spectrum of either distorting the incident or of drawing conclusions from incomplete information. Read More »

Pres. Trump moving closer to goal of creating a Space Force

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The measure would create the Space Force as an armed service within the Air Force, a slightly different approach than his original plan. The document, officially called Space Policy Directive-4, was discussed earlier Tuesday by Gen. "The time has come to establish the United States Space Force". White House officials said seeing the Space Force become a separate military department remained a goal. Read More »

Trump Says He Didn't Ask Whitaker to Change Hush-Money Probe

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The White House refused to comment on the report to The New York Times before it was published. Whitaker told Congress that the president had never interfered with any investigations. Nadler, a New York Democrat, sent a letter to Whitaker last week asking him to clear up some of his answers, saying that committee members found his testimony "unsatisfactory, incomplete, or contradicted by other evidence". Read More »

Russia's Putin to give annual address as popularity slides

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In his speech, Putin dismissed "far-fetched" American allegations that Moscow had violated the INF Treaty through production of the SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile . The tough talk on missiles seemed aimed at stirring up patriotic support for Putin, 66, who won re-election a year ago with more than 76 percent of the vote but has been recently struggling with dropping poll numbers. Read More »

Andy McCabe says 'it's possible' that Trump is a Russian 'asset'

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In the interview , Guthrie asked McCabe whether or not he had seen "clear bias against the president" by Strzok and Page. As the FBI investigated the so-far unproven theory that Trump's campaign colluded with the Kremlin, he said, the president was 'publicly undermining the investigative efforts. Read More »

European Union warns it will not re-open agreement on Irish backstop

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European Commission president Mr Juncker said he could not rule out an extension to the Article 50 process resulting in the United Kingdom participating in the European Parliament vote. The U.K. business minister admitted Tuesday that a free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan would not be completed in time to facilitate a cargo ship that left Britain for the Asian nation this week. Read More »

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

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This is CA's money, allocated by Congress for this project. The estimated cost for a San Francisco-to-Los Angeles train has more than doubled to $77 billion. The high-speed rail has been seen as a beleaguered and problematic project for years. In a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration to the state High-Speed Rail Authority, the federal officials say it will terminate the grant effective March 5. Read More »

Inquiry into White House nuclear plans with Saudis

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Lawmakers from both parties have long opposed giving Saudi Arabia technology that could be used for nuclear weapons . The kingdom has spent much of the past three years organizing a blockade against a USA ally, using American-made technology to bomb Yemeni schoolchildren, and engineering a starvation in the Middle East's poorest country. Read More »

Wilson-Raybould to testify in parliamentary probe of SNC-Lavalin scandal

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Cabinet met Tuesday for the first time since the allegations broke. Two weeks later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau names Jody Wilson-Raybould minister of justice and attorney general of Canada . Wilson-Raybould was the justice minister for more than three years, until she was moved in January to veterans affairs. Spring 2018 - The federal Liberals table and pass a budget bill that includes a change to the Criminal Code allowing "remediation agreements", plea-bargain-like deals between ... Read More »

North Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of summit

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Earlier on Tuesday, Trump spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about the summit and he plans to talk to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday. "He may surprise some but he won't surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is", said Trump. There's no testing. Read More »

Special Weather Statement issued as freezing rain 'threatening' Toronto

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We will climb back above freezing by mid to late morning, 9 a.m. south to 11 a.m. north. Periods of non-freezing rain will continue with highs in the mid-30s. In spite of the lack of snow, it will be slick because of the freezing rain overnight Wednesday . Both the Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening commute look great weather-wise. Read More »

IL "honor system" in question after deadly workplace shooting

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Gary Martin is pictured in Oswego, Ill., on February 16, 2019. Pinkard texted his wife , "I love you, I've been shot at work". But Ziman said in a Tuesday posting on her department's Facebook page that, "I said his name one time for the media, and I will never let it cross my lips again". Read More »

Avalanche buries 'several people' on Swiss ski track

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Skiers could be seen around the area of snow which had become displaced and go down the mountain, in an area which has seen temperatures rise in recent weeks. Rescuers were searching for people with the aid of dogs and helicopters, the BBC reported . The avalanche has coincided with school holidays in the region so it's feared more skiers than usual may be trapped. Read More »

Manchester bombing was retaliation to attacks on Syria, says jihadi bride

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All those in public life who support her coming "home" right away, thus allowing her to take advantage of free NHS treatment and social security benefits, are naive in the extreme. However, his cabinet colleague, Mr Gauke, told Sky News the United Kingdom has to act responsibly. The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the United Kingdom said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy. Read More »

EU vows 'swift' riposte to threatened US auto tariffs

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The EU promised a quick and effective response if the United States imposes import duties on European autos, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Monday . President Trump has prompted a crisis in relations with Germany after indicating that he is prepared to impose crippling tariffs on vehicle imports from Europe. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Announces His Run for President in 2020

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Lorenzo Bevilaqua via Getty ImagesThe Vermont senator , seen on "The View" in November, has said his primary goal is to ensure that President Donald Trump does not win re-election. "It's official: Bernie Sanders is running for President". Sanders has called the president a "pathological liar" and vowed to defeat "Trumpism and the Republican right-wing ideology". Read More »

Iowa Bracing for Yet Another Winter Storm

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While rounds of heavy, flooding rainfall and even some severe thunderstorms are expected to impact the Deep South, it will be cold enough for wintry precipitation to form over areas from northern Texas to Minnesota and Maine. If you are planning to travel late Sunday to early Monday , allow extra time to reach your destination and proceed with caution, please. Drivers should expect slippery road conditions during this time and even walking outside could be risky with increased risk of ... Read More »

Deputy US AG, who oversaw Russian Federation probe, to leave in March

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Rosenstein, who became deputy attorney general at the start of Trump's tenure, long planned to only serve two years in the Number Two position at Justice, NBC News reported in January . He has been on the brink of an exit before, notably in September when he and Trump clashed after a report that Rosenstein secretly recorded Trump and was looking at invoking the 25th amendment to remove him from office. Read More »

Roger Stone Posts and Deletes Photo of Judge With Crosshairs

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The photo has since been taken down from his Instagram account, but Mediaite posted a screenshot of it. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson's face is in the photo. And in the upper left hand corner it looks like the symbol for crosshairs. Stone wrote in text message to a Washington Post reporter. "This was a random photo taken from the internet and not Photoshopped by anyone I know". Read More »

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

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It was the first time he had missed a catwalk bow after a Chanel show. Chanel has previously remained silent on the star's health over the last few weeks, while a spokesperson for the Karl Lagerfeld fashion line said that the company wish him a "quick recovery from his bad cold". Read More »

Lethpora attack fallout: Pakistan calls back High Commissioner in India for 'consultations'

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Just 100 days ahead of the tournament that will be hosted by England and Wales, Harbhajan Singh called for a boycott by India of the Pakistan game scheduled for the 16th of June. The foreign minister requested that the letter should be circulated to members of the Security Council and General Assembly. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those behind the terror attack would pay a "very heavy price" and had made a "huge mistake.' Union Minister Arun Jaitley said they will take ... Read More »

3 kids, 1 woman killed in shooting in NE Kent County

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The sheriff said the likelihood the situation was a murder-suicide is "certainly one of the avenues we're investigating", but stated that it's too early to determine what exactly happened. "It's been very hard for our investigators and I'm sure it is for the community as well". "We can confirm 4 casualties however we do not believe there is an active threat to community safety", police said on their Twitter page. Read More »

George Mendonsa, The Kissing Sailor in famous photograph, dies at 95

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Mr. Mendonsa suffered from congestive heart failure and had suffered a fall and seizure, said his friend Jerry O'Donnell. Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on August 14, 1945. Lawrence Verria, a Rhode Island history teacher who with George Galdorisi co-wrote the book The Kissing Sailor , told the Providence Journal: "He really was bigger than life ". Read More »

Four Indian Soldiers and a Kashmiri Youth killed in Pulwama

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There was a prolonged encounter operation launched by our security forces to wipe out terrorists. But the 17-hour engagement, that ended shortly before 1330 GMT, came at a cost for India's security services. Over the weekend, India raised duties on all goods imported from Pakistan as a retaliatory measure. They both claim it in full but rule it in part. Read More »

USA prison inmates help rescue baby girl accidentally trapped in SUV

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The inmates involved were all considered low-risk and seemed pleased to have helped the family out, with Shadow Lantry capturing the incredible moment they freed her daughter on camera. As the prisoners worked to get the door open, police deputies can be heard telling the girl's father to "pop his head in the window" occasionally, so his daughter does not get alarmed by all the 'strange faces'. Read More »

Don't Worry So Much About Huawei, Says NCSC

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Pence said Huawei and other Chinese telecom equipment makers provide Beijing with "access to any data that touches their network or equipment". The federal government is weighing Huawei's possible participation in 5G wireless systems that will allow Canadians to do more on cellphones and other internet-connected devices at vastly greater speeds. Read More »

Irish foreign minister says they won't allow changes to Brexit deal

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But it is strongly contested in Britain where Eurosceptic critics fear it would trap the country in European Union rules indefinitely, hence undercutting a key Brexit promise of pursuing an independent trade policy around the world. As the United Kingdom moves closer towards a no-deal scenario, Tobias Ellwood also became the first minister to publicly declare a willingness to rebel against the Government to avoid such an exit from the EU. Read More »

Alec Baldwin wonders if Trump's tweet is a threat to him

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Hours after the nearly seven-minute segment aired, in a tweet Trump implied that Saturday Night Live and NBC should face " retribution " over the satirical sketch. To top it off, Trump said "chain migration" that can lead to illegal immigrants bringing over 91 of their family members. The Senate Minority Leader, 68, tweeted a video to SNL's latest Weekend Update segment featuring a fake Schumer (played by Alex Moffat) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (played by Kate ... Read More »

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

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U.S. President Donald Trump will say in a speech on Monday that Venezuela's military officials should "work toward democracy" or risk losing everything they have. "The United States knows where military officials and their families have money hidden throughout the world", Sanders said in her preview of Trump's speech. Read More »