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British media to be banned from World Cup?

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Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned in Salisbury last week, with Prime Minister Theresa May insisting Russian Federation were to blame. The vice-president of the Russian Football Union, Nikita Simonyan, also commented on the matter, saying that the poisoning incident should not affect the hosting of the World Cup in Russia . Read More »

FACT CHECK: A look at Sen. Jon Tester's support of banking bill

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The vote marks the first gun-related action by Congress since the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . Cuellar also added that this legislation combats a senseless violence by training students and school personnel with violence prevention training. Read More »

Americans' support for Israel among highest levels recorded, poll finds

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Support for both sides varied according to age and political affiliation. 83% of Republicans, 72% of independents and 64% of Democrats view Israel favorably. According to the Gallup poll, 87 percent of Republicans sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians, though among Democrats it was only 49 percent, or a 38 point difference. Read More »

Designate a sober driver on St. Patrick's Day

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Washington State Patrol will also have its Mobile Impaired Unit on hand for the holiday emphasis. But the lesson was short-learned, as the number of arrests spiked to 607 previous year. This new effort is imperative to stop drinking and driving. Almost two-thirds of traffic fatalities that 2017 season involved drunken drivers, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analysis found. Read More »

Reaction to death of Rep. Louise Slaughter

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She was one of only 67 Members of Congress to vote against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, earned a flawless 100 score on HRC's most recent Congressional Scorecard, and spoke out strongly against Donald Trump's attempts to implement a transgender military ban. Read More »

Interior Secretary Criticized for Saying 'Konnichiwa' After Hearing Story of Japanese Internment

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Colleen Hanabusa . "Oh, Konnichiwa", Zinke replied with a smile and a nod, as the room fell silent and one woman sitting behind the interior secretary opened her mouth in disbelief to what she just heard. Hanabusa and second to his ignorance to teaching the lessons of American history". Zinke paused and then suggested he would fund the program and promised to work with Hanabusa on the issue. Read More »

Caught on Camera: Ski lift malfunctions, several injured

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Horrified onlookers shouted out in panic, pleading with people to jump off of their seats as the speed of the ski-lift increases. Others held on until they were at the bottom of the lift - only to be flung into the air by the force of their chair getting whipped back around the line. Read More »

Texas Tech vs. Stephen F

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Evans' heroics helped Texas Tech win on a night when its second-leading scorer had perhaps his worst game of the season. We put ourselves in a position and beat a NCAA Tournament team in Texas, who is one of the most talented teams in college basketball. Read More »

And Vanessa Trump Release Statement Confirming Separation

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The couple said they had made a decision to go their separate ways, adding that they " will always have tremendous respect for each other ". Don Jr. The couple's five children range in age from 3 to 10. Trump Jr arranged a 2016 meeting between a group of Russians and members of his father's campaign after an intermediary said the Russians offered damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Read More »

United Kingdom braced for Russia's response after diplomat explusions

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At a news briefing, Zakharova said the Foreign Ministry had sent several diplomatic messages to the British side via the Russian embassy in that country, adding it has only received meaningless formal replies so far. Time and time again, member states say they oppose the use of chemical weapons under any circumstance. Sobchak has posed as a defender of liberal values and denounced Putin's policies, but many observers believe the Kremlin has given its tacit blessing for her to join the ... Read More »

United Kingdom to invest $67M in new chemical defense center

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Trump has repeatedly denied that Russian Federation tried to sow U.S. political disunity and to tilt the election in his favor, fearing it could call his victory over Hillary Clinton into question. "They have treated the use of a military-grade nerve agent in Europe with sarcasm, contempt and defiance". Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stepped up the war of words with Russian Federation on Thursday. Read More »

Walmart to expand online grocery delivery service to over 100 cities

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Walmart Grocery Delivery brings customers the convenience of shopping when and where they want for quality, fresh produce, meat, seafood and bakery items, along with pantry staples, consumables and seasonal general merchandise. The news comes days after Kroger shared that it was also dramatically expanding grocery delivery by working with a third-party delivery service, and Amazon said in February that it's planning to bring two-hour delivery to Whole Foods across the USA this year. Read More »

Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Panneerselvam presents a revenue deficit budget

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The government estimates its own tax revenue to be Rs 1.12 lakh crore in 2018-19, against Rs 98,693 crore in 2017-18. "We are aware that the public aspirations are very high but resource constraints continue to persist". "It is a good sign that the fiscal deficit to GSDP ratio is estimated at 2.79%, below the 3% fiscal norm". Targeting the AIADMK government for its laxity in pushing the Centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board, opposition DMK party members staged a walkout from the ... Read More »

CBS will air Stormy Daniels '60 Minutes' interview

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While speaking to The Daily Mail , 68-year-old Bill Gregory revealed that he was initially a Trump supporter but now he worries that, because of her claims of having an affair with the U.S. Last week, Daniels' lawyers sought to void the nondisclosure agreement, arguing that Trump had failed to sign the documents, enabling her to speak freely about the affair. Read More »

To Kill a Mockingbird play heading for court

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Whereas in Lee's novel Atticus is resolute in his morals and worldview and delivers even-tempered monologues denouncing racial injustice, in Sorkin's version - or at least the draft he described last September - Atticus first has to come to terms with how racist his neighbors really are before he achieves the kind of righteousness " To Kill a Mockingbird " fans expect of him. Read More »

Former Zimbabwe president Mugabe calls his ouster 'coup'

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Mnangagwa , deputy president under Mugabe, has promised to open up Zimbabwe to foreign investment and mend ties with the West since assuming power. The project to construct a new railway line linking Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique has received top priority with Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Seretse Khama Ian Khama committing to revive the project that will benefit the three Southern African Development Community (sadc) countries. Read More »

Listeriosis case reported in Namibia after man ate processed meat

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The red meat industry is already feeling the effects of a nationwide recall of certain ready-to-eat meat products linked to the listeriosis outbreak that has led to the deaths of 183 people so far. Zimbabwean's Health Minister David Parirenyatwa said his country has no reported listeriosis cases. Motsoaledi said the government would give information to anyone intending court action over the outbreak. Read More »

Islam not part of Christian Germany, new Interior Minister says

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Seehofer told Bild newspaper he would push through a "master plan for quicker deportations", in his first major interview since he was sworn into office on Wednesday. Germany's Muslim community is estimated to count about 4.5 million members, around 1.8 million of whom are German citizens. The AfD for its part welcomed the remarks, with its Saxony state leader Andre Poggenburg claiming that Seehofer had "quoted word-for-word from our platform". Read More »

Telangana to present State Budget today

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The state has allocated 10.9 per cent of it budget towards agriculture and allied activities. The budget proposed an amount of Rs 12,000 crore for the Investment Support Scheme to help farmers. Funds to the scheme are also provided through off-budget borrowings. Of this, revenue expenditure is Rs 125,454 crore and capital expenditure Rs 33,369 crore. Read More »

South Africa issues diplomatic démarche to Australia

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Commenting on a documentary about violent rural crime in South Africa , Dutton said farmers deserved " special attention " and should receive fast-tracked humanitarian visas from a "civilised country". "If people haven't integrated, if they're not abiding by our laws, if they're not adhering to our culture, then they're not welcome here", Dutton told 2GB radio in January . Read More »

Riverside MS students charged with making up school threat

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Mead police have charged a student in connection to a threat that was reported at Mead High School on Wednesday and prompted an increase in security and coordination with police. Officers were also notified though social media and Crime Stoppers. In a post on Northwest's Facebook page Dollars 259 said, "NWHS has received a threat on social media". Read More »

Trump administration sanctions Russians for election meddling, cyberattacks

The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 USA election, including 13 indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller . I don't have any business in the United States or with Americans. One of the senior administration officials batted away a question on whether the Trump team has done enough to punish Russia, noting it already slapped other sanctions on 100 Russian individuals and entities. Read More »

Mexico finds Trump's border wall tour offensive

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Given the warmer welcome than many anticipated, we may not have to wait too long. While the frenetic activity, policy shifts and personnel changes sometime seem chaotic, these recent changes, though sudden, appeared orderly by comparison. Read More »

Sweden could be meeting place for Trump-Kim Jong Un talks

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Swedish officials have said the Stockholm talks would focus on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and a possible Trump-Kim summit. Its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang, which opened in 1975, was the first Western embassy established in the country. Read More »

Ex-South Africa leader Jacob Zuma to face corruption charges

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The announcement was the latest - though not, most likely, final - chapter in a long-running corruption case that almost derailed Mr. Zuma's bid for the presidency, tarnished the image of South Africa's governing African National Congress and laid the seeds of a culture of graft that has flourished in recent years. Read More »

Why Gorakhpur Spurned Adityanath And The Influence Of His Temple

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State BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey will be in Farrukhabad on to launch the programme of the anniversary celebrations. The disgraceful defeat of BJP in bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar has cheered the secular parties. "Lalu is in jail for corruption... and that could be a politics of vendetta". Akhilesh created a flutter in political circles as his cavalcade drove from his Vikramaditya Marg residence to the sprawling bungalow of Mayawati at Mall Avenue. Read More »

Captain of chaos reigns in White House

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But, Meyers told Trump , "if you're going to fire cabinet secretaries for being bad at their jobs, let me refer you to [Education Secretary] Betsy DeVos's appearance on 60 Minutes ". After Haspel was named deputy Central Intelligence Agency director, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights asked German prosecutors to issue a warrant for her arrest over her role in the interrogations. Read More »

Beast from the East may be back this weekend

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The Environment Agency has two flood warnings and 42 alerts for England, with the country set for a second cold snap in two weeks following the " Beast from the East " that brought the worst snowstorms for more than 25 years. "There is a chance some places on Sunday may struggle to get above freezing, so it is going to be cold, but we are not talking anywhere near what we had the weekend before last". Read More »

Trump comments on Conor Lamb victory at private dinner

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Mike Doyle. Pencil in Democrat Conor Lamb or Republican Rick Saccone as the next congressman in a U.S. House district in southwestern Pennsylvania . What's more, over $10m of outside spending, in addition to $1m from his own campaign, was put behind Saccone leading up to the election. Trump still wows the crowds. Read More »

Spirit of solidarity: South Side students honor shooting victims

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One month on from the Florida school shootings , United States students stepped up their gun control campaign on Wednesday. "Senior Justin Fliegel read the names of six victims from a half dozen shootings - Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Pulse nightclub and Parkland - noting the total of 195 deaths at those places". Read More »

NCAA Tournament East Region Preview, Picks & Betting Odds

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The winning Wildcats in that game face a potential second-round matchup against the Arizona Wildcats, the No. 4 seed that plays Buffalo in another first-round game in Boise. You can imagine how well all those upsets have turned out in previous tournaments. I think that's the most important thing. First and foremost, Villanova is really good. Read More »

Daler Mehndi convicted of human trafficking, gets two years jail time

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According to Times Now , the singer is convicted for illegally sending people overseas in a 2003 case. But this time, he was accused of having dropped off three boys against hefty money. The brothers later charged them exorbitant fee for this service. Police in Patalia had registered a case against the brothers but a further 35 complaints of fraud were lodged against them. Read More »

With 'new mandate,' emboldened Putin to expand Russia's adventurism overseas

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Mnuchin said his department intends to impose additional sanctions to hold Russian officials and oligarchs "accountable for their destabilizing activities by severing their access to the US financial system". Challenging Mr. Putin may require tougher steps after Sunday's election is past, Russian Federation watchers say. The Trump administration on Wednesday appeared to be eager to dispel that notion, with the State Department issuing a pair of statements that took a harder line against ... Read More »

Two militants killed in overnight Srinagar encounter after attack on BJP leader

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The hiding terrorist s however fired upon the security forces. The gunfight erupted Thursday late afternoon at Khonmoh village in the outskirts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. The encounter is going on", said a police spokesperson here. Director General of Police, S.P Vaid said that three militants in an undisclosed location are trapped and engaged in encounter after an unsuccessful attempt of weapon snatching from PSO. Read More »

No.5 Kentucky holds off No. 12 Davidson

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That Davidson was so ineffective from 3-point range in the first half was far more problematic. The 0-for-6 effort snapped the program's nation-best streak of 1,047 games with a 3 that began November 26, 1988. They were at 36 percent from three for the year, and they scored just 21 percent of their points on them - a stunningly low number, 340th out of 351 teams. Read More »

Canada remains 7th in World Happiness Report rankings

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The U.S. dropped four spots from previous year on the 2018 World Happiness Report . In Southeast Asia, Singapore was found to be the happiest nation at rank 34, followed by Malaysia (35) and Thailand (46). America's declining happiness level strangely contrasts the optimistic economic conditions during same time period as shown by numbers and government reports . Read More »

Donald Trump likely to remove National Security Adviser HR McMaster

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Trump is willing to take his time over removing the three-star Army general, with whom he never personally gelled, so he has a strong successor lined up, the newspaper said on its website. Trump said Wednesday that economist and CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow would succeed Cohn. "And I think you want to see change". McMaster's termination would add more turbulence to an administration that has seen multiple high profile staff members fired or quit in recent weeks. Read More »

Prem clubs on alert as midfielder describes Barca as 'hell'

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But after scoring just three league goals in 30 appearances in his debut season, Gomes has found himself on the fringes of the first-team this campaign making just four starts. "I now have a bad feeling during games", admitted the midfielder. In training, I am generally relaxed although there can be days when I feel a little low on confidence and it's noticeable. Read More »

United States accuses Russian Federation of cyber attacks on power grid

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury also cited the Russian cyber-attacker activities as part of the rationale behind new sanctions directed at multiple Russian individuals and entities announced on March 15. Ben Read, manager for the cybersecurity company FireEye Inc., told Reuters , "People sort of suspected Russian Federation was behind it, but today's statement from the U.S. Read More »

Terrorists attack BJP leader

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The hiding terrorist s however fired upon the security forces. In a joint operation by the J&K police and the Army, a raid was carried out at the hideout of the terrorists after receiving information that they were planning some attack. A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was injured during the encounter. They exhibited extreme care and caution while repulsing the attack. "Bodies of two militants have been recovered so far", an unidentified police spokesperson told PTI . Read More »

United States military helicopter crashes in western Iraq with 7 aboard

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Local sources, cited by Lebanese-based TV network Al Mayadeen , report the aircraft was a Chinook transport helicopter carrying ammunition. A separate official told ABC News there were seven people on board the helicopter. Officials said that rescuers were responding to the location, but other details were not yet available. It lies near the edge of a portion of northeastern Syria largely controlled by a USA -backed coalition fighting ISIS. Read More »

US accuses Russia of penetrating US energy grid

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The sanctions target the Internet Research Agency , a Russian firm officials say spread false or misleading information through the use of phony social media accounts. "So, President Trump, are you going to get smart about the threat Russian Federation poses to the United States and our allies?" "The idea here is that we've made clear the rule, we've started to make clear the penalty associated with this rule", said the senior national security official. Read More »

Students gather for prayer one month after deadly Florida shooting

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Some bowed their heads, locked hands with their classmates and held signs that read "We Are United". "18th century laws can not regulate 21st century weapons", one read. Baker said he hoped the walkout would spur leaders to address gun violence in America. Students gathered at the front of the school holding signs that boldly said 17, and some listed the names of lives lost in the Florida shooting . Read More »

Bihar bypolls result: The gamechangers that BJP must reckon with

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The results of the byelections in UP and Bihar will give a boost to the opposition, an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" said, adding that people are now out of their "illusionary world". The BJP also lost in the by-election to Bihar's Araria Lok Sabha seat to its rival RJD. The RJD's Sarfaraz Alam defeated the BJP candidate Pradeep Kumar Singh by over 60,000 votes in Araria. Read More »

Facebook Lite is now available in the United States

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However it seems that these "Lite" apps are no longer exclusive to emerging markets. "We want to give people a lightweight option to use Facebook, so they can enjoy the app, regardless of where they connect", reads a press release about the launch from Facebook. Read More »