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Russian spy: Yulia Skripal conscious and talking

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Salisbury Hospital said her condition is "improving rapidly" and she is now no longer critical, raising hopes that she may recover enough to be able to give the police valuable information about the attack. Skripal was imprisoned in Russian Federation after he sold secrets to British intelligence, but was released in a 2010 spy swap and moved to Britain. Read More »

Hell Does Not Exist - Pope Declares

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These ideals have often drawn the ire of the Catholic Church's more conservative clergy, some of whom have pushed back against Pope Francis' leadership. He added that "as reported today" by Scalfari, "the article is the result of its reconstruction, in which the exact words spoken by the Pope are not cited". Read More »

French court puts former president Sarkozy on trial for corruption, influence peddling

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Sarkozy, 63, was placed under formal investigation in another case , involving suspicions that his 2007 election campaign had received illegal financial support from the Libyan government of Col. Laffont said Sarkozy's lawyers had filed a challenge to the proceedings. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, and the influence peddling charge has a maximum sentence of five years. Read More »

Jamie Vardy complains of VAR confusion in England draw with Italy

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The World Cup-bound hosts looked comfortable against the four-time world champions after Jamie Vardy's 26th-minute goal had brought a sizeable Wembley crowd to life. "It would have been nice to have two wins but I think there's a lot of positives to take". Italy will not join England in Russian Federation, having failed to qualify for the Finals for the first time in 60 years. Read More »

Ready Player One Cast Talk Steven Spielberg And Their Predictions For Mankind

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Oh, Steven Spielberg , you just don't know where to stop raising the bar, do you? Steven Spielberg's long-awaited " Ready Player One " may not be the pinnacle of '80s pop culture nostalgia, but it sure aspires to be. This includes fully customizable avatars that can be nearly anyone or anything (provided Warner Bros ., the studio behind Ready Player One , secured the rights to include the character in the movie). Read More »

Arizona teacher accused of sexual relationship with 13-year-old student

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The teen's parents were alerted to the alleged sexual relationship thanks to an app that monitored his cell phone. "The individuals who come from large metropolitan areas can afford to have an SRO, versus some of the other members in the committee that come from rural communities, and they cannot afford to have an SRO on staff, and law enforcement help could be anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes away", he told the Insurance Committee. Read More »

Fire exits were blocked, PA off during mall fire

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Entertainment events have been cancelled across the region. Russian Federation has rigorous fire safety rules and a system of regular inspections, but these efforts are undermined by endemic corruption which affects many aspects of life in the country of 144 million people. Read More »

Royal wedding: Security plans for Harry and Meghan's big day revealed

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More details have been released by Thames Valley Police (TVP) about the royal event, which will take place on Saturday, May 19. Prince Harry and Markle would Wednesday at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, followed by a carriage procession through Windsor town and a reception in St George's Hall, it was announced past year. Read More »

Appeals court upholds new trial for subject of 'Serial'

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Chapman was featured heavily in the 2014 podcast Serial , hosted by This American Life alum Sarah Koenig, which detailed Syed's arrest, trial and conviction for the 1999 murder of his classmate and ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee , whose body was found buried in Baltimore's Leakin Park. Read More »

March for Our Lives

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Student activism has always been pivotal in passing meaningful legislation in America. March For Our Lives demonstrated that this city as an audience can still be surprised, inspired, and energized to change. "We need to look at other measures to maybe look at increasing our securities at schools". Fisher added that over a quarter of the people participating in the demonstrations had never been to a protest before, which she said means that there is a large group of people who are ... Read More »

Jeb Bush Takes Shot at Trump: My Children 'Actually Love Me'

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Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush, said he returned home after the 2016 primary race in SC to children "who actually love me" without mentioning Trump during a lecture Tuesday at Yale University. "I actually love my father very much". "I'm not going to talk about the 2016 election ... I'm still in therapy". He described how he'd returned from a tough 2016 Republican primary in SC to children who 'actually love me'. Read More »

US Judge Quashed KSA Case to Dismiss Role in 9/11 Attacks

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In dismissing the motion, U.S. District Judge George Daniels said the plaintiffs' allegations met the requirements for the court to assume jurisdiction under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Daniels said the plaintiffs could try to prove that Saudi Arabia was liable for the alleged activities of Fahad al Thumairy, an imam at the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, California, and Omar al Bayoumi, said to be an intelligence officer. Read More »

'NTR': Biopic could come earlier than expected!

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Anyway, Parliament is not functioning even though it's working. At an impressive ceremony which brought together the who's who of Tollywood on Thursday, vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu gave themuhurtham (mahurat) clap for the movie in which actor Nandamuri Balakrishna will be playing the role of NT Rama Rao, his father. Read More »

Former Disney star Caroline Sunshine joins White House press team

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Sunshine had also served as a White House intern before receiving a full-time job. The Orange County, California native deviated from the entertainment industry to pursue other passions, namely politics. Daniels". White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said at a press briefing on Wednesday that the United States feels things are moving in the right direction. Read More »

Fear of Driving-Distraction Tops the List of Reasons

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Almost 58 percent said talking on a cellphone while driving is a very serious threat to their safety, while 78 percent said texting is a significant danger. More than half of survey respondents report that they regularly see other motorists emailing or texting. "There is a disconnect between what drivers do and what they believe". Read More »

South Korea aims for 2018 start-up of UAE nuclear reactor

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In his speech at the Korea-UAE Business Forum on Tuesday, Moon said the nuclear reactor is the first power plant South Korea has "exported" to the Gulf state. "Using nuclear energy will help ensure the swiftest and most cost-effective transition to a clean, secure and reliable energy future". The UAE will be the first new country to acquire nuclear power in more than two decades, Kallanish Energy reports. Read More »

Santorum: Kids Should Learn CPR Instead Of Rallying For Gun Laws

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He also suggested that a much broader discussion about school safety was needed beyond all the talk of guns. "How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter [so] that you can actually respond to that?" he said. Read More »

On Dalit Atrocities Law, Government To Ask Supreme Court For A Rethink

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A memorandum was also submitted to the President, which stated that the apex court ruling comes in the backdrop of growing atrocities against dalits and adivasis across India. Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the government has taken note of the SC judgement about laying down new norms about the SC/ST Act. The Speaker told the protesting MLAs that this was not the place where "laws are being framed", while Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shrawan Kumar said that the "issue falls outside ... Read More »

Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief, taps WH doctor to replace him

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Before he was sacked Wednesday, Shulkin's future as VA chief was precarious following revelations of his questionable spending on a summer trip to Europe with his wife. Jackson said Trump scored a ideal 30/30 score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which measures age-related cognitive issues such as dementia and Alzheimer's. Read More »

Australian ball-tampering: David Warner apologises for 'stain on game'

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The former leg-spinner - second on the overall list of Test wicket-takers - said Australia's enemies had taken the opportunity to put the boot in."There are those countries that don't like Australia, don't like individuals in the team, and there has been a build-up of hate which has exploded and created this tornado of hysteria", he wrote."But what are the players guilty of?" I know I will regret this for the rest of my life. Read More »

Nigerians Reacts To Traffic Congestion Caused By Buhari's Visit To Lagos

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In a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the state government said the holiday would enable Lagosians come out en masse to welcome Buhari . Oti, a superintendent of Police, said in the statement. Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented President Buhari at the official flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Lekki Deep Seaport project. Read More »

Servicemen, women honored on anniversary of Vietnam War Veterans Day

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This is the first anniversary of that special day. Most states celebrate "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" on March 29 or 30 of each year. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, signed into law on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, designates March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Read More »

Vijay Mallya set to marry Pinky Lalwani

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Both of them are now based in London where Mallya escaped after Indian agencies began probing the Rs 9,000 crore scandal perpetrated by his companies. Mallya married for a second time in 1993 to Rekha, with whom he has two daughters Leanna and Tanya. The love affair of Vijay and Pinky were making a round for many years but there was no confirmation. Read More »

Added Ramji in Dr.Ambedkar's name to avoid wrong spelling: Ram Naik

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The rationale behind the move is to "correct the pronunciation" in Hindi, said Dr Lalji Prasad Nirmal, director of Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahasabha . The Times of India report stated that Jitendra Kumar, principal secretary, general administration department, has issued the direction. The state government Wednesday, March 28, passed an order after a campaign was initiated raising concerns over the spelling of the Dalit icon's name. Read More »

Hunt underway for driver who tried to ram French soldiers

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The vehicle was allegedly seen targeting the 10-strong group of soldiers by the base in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, southern France . No one was hurt in the incident. " Given the context, the incident is being taken seriously but we don't know his motivations ". The driver targeted soldiers from the 7th Mountain Battalion. Read More »

GSLV rocket carrying indigenous communication satellite lifts off

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It will be GSLV's 12th flight and sixth with an indigenous cryogenic engine. The second stage also had electromechanical actuation system replacing electrohydraulic actuation system to enhance the reliability of the rocket. GSAT-6 has been in orbit providing communication services since its launch on August 27, 2015. GSAT-6A will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques. Read More »

Passover and Good Friday Specials on WSCL 89.5

The standard US Catholic school text between 1885 till the 1960s - Baltimore Catechism - Good Friday is seen as good because Jesus Christ had shown his love for mankind. This means that Easter Sunday can only be determined once the date of the full moon is known. Forecasters are now predicting that temperatures on Good Friday will reach a maximum of 9 °C. Read More »

Melania Trump responds after Stormy Daniels interview

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The affairs, which the president denies, allegedly occurred when Melania was pregnant and after she gave birth to their son, Barron. While it's hard to imagine she didn't know who she married, she's also just a woman, a wife, and a mother, like the rest of us. Read More »

School bus carrying students involved in crash

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Anyone with additional information is asked to call the University City Police Department at 314-725-2211. However on Tuesday, she said she learned that not only was her son not on the bus, but he also was marked absent from school that day. Read More »

McCaskill branded 'hypocrite' for Obama and Hollywood-fueled fundraiser

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But the second-term incumbent - who's seeking a third term later this year - will mingle with plenty of the establishment at her Beverly Hills fundraiser in May. Clinton claimed in her Facebook post that her remark about Democratic regions contributing more to the economy was to explain why there was less optimism in areas that voted Republican, the publication said. Read More »

USA 'will not pay more than 25% of United Nations peacekeeping budget'

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In addition, he said that the United Nations has requested independent reviews of peacekeeping missions, aimed at "refining their priorities and configuration, while assessing the viability of mandates and political processes". Haley said Wednesday that the United States will work to make sure cuts in its portion are done "in a fair and sensible manner that protects U.N. peacekeeping". Read More »

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Slight risk of severe weather Thursday

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There is the potential for severe weather and flooding overnight. The National Weather Service said areas north the Interstate 10 corridor face the greatest risk of severe weather, though all of southeast Louisiana and southern MS are included in the hazardous weather outlook. Read More »

68 dead after riot, fire at police station in Venezuela

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The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out on Wednesday. Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab said on his official Twitter account that four prosecutors have been named to determine what happened in Valencia , a town about 100 miles from Caracas . Read More »

Market opens in red, Sensex down 150 points

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After a sharp fall over the last few sessions, the Indian equities have seen some recovery in the past two sessions. The NSE Nifty too ended the day 70.45 points, or 0.69 per cent lower at 10,113.70 after shuttling between 10,158.35 and 10,096.90. Read More »

$930M given for Yemen aid as Saudi prince meets UN leader

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described in conflict in Yemen as a "stupid war". Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has renewed his attack on the Iran nuclear deal during a visit to the United States , saying the agreement would delay but not prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Read More »

Fourth Gaza Border Infiltration in One Week

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The arrests come as Israel braces for the annual Palestinian Land Day protests on 30 March to commemorate the killing of six unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Israel in 1976. "The consulate employee smuggled the arms on a number of occasions in recent months while using the French consulate's consular auto, which underwent a more lax security inspection at the border crossing, as is the case with this type of vehicle", the statement said. Read More »

Holy Week services, events on tap

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A morning prayer service is on Easter eve March 31 at 9 a.m., along with an egg hunt and picnic at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday , April 1st, is a truly grand celebration of the resurrection with services at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Friday from 3-7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. -noon. Also Saturday: 7:45 p.m. Maundy Thursday service will be at 6:30 p.m. Read More »

Walker Abandons Appeal to Supreme Court, Will Schedule Special Elections

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Spokespeople for Walker and GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel did not immediately say if they would appeal the ruling . A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday rejected Gov. Supreme Court to save state Assembly boundaries that Walker approved in 2011. Both seats were held by Republicans who resigned December 29 to join Walker's administration. Read More »

Decision to free black cab rapist John Worboys overturned

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In commenting about the case, the now former chair of the Parole Board Nick Hardwick once argued: "It would be a bad day for us all if people's rightful abhorrence of Worboys' crimes or even justified concern about a Parole Board decision allowed these basic principles of justice to be overturned". Read More »

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan six years after attack

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The Nobel prize victor for peace Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by Taliban government for advocating girls education in 2012. She was on her way home in a school van with other girls after taking an exam when the TTP men opened fire on them. After her recovery, Yousafzai announced launching a movement for the promotion of girls' education. Read More »

Wounded Knee man pleads guilty in starvation death of baby

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There was no mention in the court's record if Jordan had been allowed to post bond. Carleton's attorney, Jacob Chavez, asked that his client remain released on her own recognizance, arguing that she has no criminal history. Two of the victim's family members attended Monday's arraignment. A sentencing date wasn't immediately set. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of four to six years in prison. Read More »

Citizenship question will reverse progress toward trust in the census

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California , the lawsuit noted, has more than 10million foreign-born residents and more than 5 million noncitizens among is population of almost 40 million, according to the Census Bureau's latest figures. Balde said that adding the question could scare off undocumented immigrants from participating in the census, which would then potentially throw off federal funding for services in areas with more immigrants, like Waterloo. Read More »

Chilly to warm, dry to unsettled

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High temps tomorrow will only reach the low 40s with a northwest wind around 10 miles per hour. Oh, and you can also expect some overnight and early morning fog. The clouds will hang tough - as rain misses most of our area to the south/east. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day on Wednesday . Read More »

Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia, says Cong must help regional parties

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Whichever party is the strongest in the state should contest in that state against the BJP", she said. Last week, TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao called on Banerjee in Kolkata and both stressed on the need for a front comprising of regional parties to stop the BJP. Read More »

Ranking NK official apparently visiting China

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Shah reiterated Trump's plans to meet Kim, saying the United States led worldwide pressure campaign against Pyongyang "has paid dividends and has brought the North Koreans to the table". The train's arrival Monday had sparked speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was visiting China. The heavily armored train's most important feature might be security. Read More »