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Scott Pruitt's 'Unethical and Potentially Illegal' Acts, 4 EPA Email Accounts

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The letter to Trump follows a Twitter message by the president on April 7 that appeared to brush aside concerns about Pruitt's conduct. Nicknamed "CAFE" (Corporate Average Fuel Economy), the anti pollutions standards for the period 2022-2025 had been set by the administration of Barack Obama shortly before the arrival of Republican Donald Trump at the White House. Read More »

Trump seeks to build alliance to strike Syria

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Earlier in the week , US officials said the US, France and Britain were in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week. On Wednesday, the UN's World Health Organization demanded access to verify reports from its partners, which include Sams, that 70 people had died - including 43 who showed "symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals". Read More »

First victim of Humboldt Broncos crash to be buried on Thursday

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The overwhelming response to a GoFundMe page set up for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team and its related families has shown just how widespread the desire is in people to help in any way they can. Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that officers were still investigating the accident. On Wednesday, Luke Jackiw of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health said the province had received thousands of requests for stickers that residents can apply to their health card to ... Read More »

Nation demands justice in Kathua, Unnao rape cases; BJP leaders silent

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In a Statement Mir criticized the Chief Minister over maintaining silence on the involvement of two senior BJP ministers responsible for adding communal color to shameful act of murder "to serve their vested interests". Multiple men raped the 8-year-old, as she was starved and sedated over a period of days, before she was strangled to death and her head was hit with stones. Read More »

Trump can fire Russian Federation prosecutor Mueller, says White House

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Trump early on April 11 had suggested a missile strike on Syria might be imminent in retaliation for a suspected chemical-weapons attack in the town of Douma that killed at least 43 civilians on April 7. Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of SC and Democratic Sens. He bitterly complained that the raids were meant to ruin Cohen's life and expressed frustration that it was another front from which to attack his presidency, according to a person familiar with the ... Read More »

Four new names have been added to the Atlantic tropical storm list

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Names are generally retired when storms are so deadly or destructive that the future use of the name would be insensitive . But only time will tell if any of the year's named storms will join this infamous list of devastating hurricanes. Harvey cost an estimated 125 billion dollars, the second-most costly hurricane in US history, behind only Katrina (2005). Irma remained at category 5 strength for 60 hours in early September on a trail of destruction through numerous Caribbean islands. Read More »

Friend calls 911 after text from Sarah Hart

The text from Sarah to her friend would have come shortly after Child Protective Services first tried to contact the Hart family, unsuccessfully, on Friday, March 23. "They have 4 black children but that part doesn't matter", he told dispatch. My son-in-law doesn't want to get involved, but the more I sit on it, I can't live with it. Read More »

French Ex-President Backs Military Response to Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria

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The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations urged the USA and its allies to refrain from military action against Syria . US President Donald Trump is still weighing options for military action against Syria . British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss military action against Syria . It "could be very soon or not so soon at all", tweeted the president, who has cancelled a planned trip to allow him to stay in the USA with his defence ... Read More »

Could Marijuana be Legalized in NY?

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The ordinance is in response to the statewide Proposition 64, also known as the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. The two Democratic candidates will probably agree on most issues, but Cuomo has said in the past he does not support legalizing marijuana. Read More »

Australian Muslim Activist Deported From US For Not Having The Right Visa

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The former ABC presenter also tweeted her frustration about how little time it took for the border officials to review her case. That record allows foreign nationals to pay a visit to the United States to go to "scientific, educational, professional, or business seminar or seminar", in line to this State Department. Read More »

Senior Chinese diplomat, "large-scale" art troupe headed to North Korea: KCNA

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first publicly reported comments about talks with the United States as plans move forward for a summit expected to be held within weeks. Kim is due to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in late May or early June, Trump said this week. The dismissal was formally made at a full session of the Supreme People's Assembly on Wednesday, according to the report. Read More »

Taliban attack Afghan district compound

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The center of Khwaja Omari district is 10kms far from Ghazni City and shares a border with Jaghato district of Wardak province. According to Associated Press, the blistering attack in the Khwaja Omari district was the latest insurgent assault in Ghazni province. Read More »

Former FBI chief James Comey compares Donald Trump to a 'mob boss'

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The RNC argues in its talking points that Comey contradicted himself in testimony about whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information, and criticizes his "bizarre decisions", such as claims that he usurped the authority of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch to justify closing the Clinton email investigation. Read More »

Proof of Syria chemical weapons attack

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He also noted that France had proof that chemical weapons were used "by the regime of Bashar al-Assad". The Kremlin warned Thursday that the US and its allies, who are weighing military strikes on Syria , to avoid any steps that could destabilize the situation there. Read More »

National Enquirer Parent Company Paid $30K for Trump Rumor, Withheld Story

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McDougal, who recently shared details of the alleged affair with CNN , later said she believed Davidson was more concerned about Cohen and Trump's interests than her own. Multiple sources tied to American Media, Inc . Six former A.M.I. employees told me that [AMI Publisher and Trump friend David] Pecker routinely makes catch-and-kill arrangements like the one reached with McDougal. Read More »

Lawyer: Florida school shooting suspect needs public defense

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Finkelstein said if annuity deposits were to be made to Cruz's account monthly, he stands to gain as much as $800,000 during his expected lifetime. "He would like that money donated to an organisation that the victims' family believes would be able to facilitate healing in our community or an opportunity to educate our community about the issues that have ripened over the last four or five months". Read More »

Major ice storm in forecast for York Region: Environment Canada

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The agency says "A fast-moving low pressure system will cross Southern Ontario today bringing an area of rain with it". Closer to the Lake Ontario shoreline, only rain is expected. Saturday, April 14, will bring rain or freezing rain as expected with a high of 1 C, Environment Canada says. As this storm system is still a few days away, there is uncertainty regarding its severity. Read More »

Mattis: US Wants Proof Before Striking Syria for Chemical Attack

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Mr. Macron also said France would continue to push for a cease-fire at the United Nations and for humanitarian aid for civilian populations on the ground, to avoid, he said, "the awful images of crimes that we saw, with children and women who were dying by suffocation, because they were subjected to chlorine". Read More »

IDF Hits Hamas Terror Targets in Gaza

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But although it was widely labelled on social media as footage from these most recent protests, a spokesman for the Israeli Defence Forces said that the video was filmed on Friday December 22nd previous year in an area adjacent to the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Moses Lake Police Increase Distracted Driving Patrols

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Operation Hang Up is a special enforcement effort to step up patrols and checkpoints. Suffolk and Nassau police said they are participating in the initiative, part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The California Department of Transportation will put distracted driving messages on the changeable message signs on freeways during April in addition to awareness efforts by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to discourage distracted driving. Read More »

Russian spy poisoning: Nerve agent inspectors back UK

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Moscow has repeatedly complained that it has been denied information on the United Kingdom probe and access to the Skripals, who are Russian citizens. Moscow has hit back by expelling Western diplomats, questioning how Britain knows that Russian Federation was responsible and offering its rival interpretations, including that it amounted to a plot by British secret services. Read More »

Amnesty Says 600 Killed, 2285 On Death Row In Nigeria

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Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences in the region. According to him, the organisation recorded a drop in the number of executing countries across Sub-Saharan Africa , from five in 2016 to two in 2017, with only South Sudan and Somalia known to have carried out executions. Read More »

Rebels surrender heavy arms in Syria's Ghouta, leader exits: monitor

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It also said eastern Ghouta had been completely stabilized and that units of Russian military police would be deployed across Douma on Thursday. Gen. Yury Yevtushenko said, according to Russia's Sputnik news agency. A senior Iranian official said on Thursday he hoped the Syrian government and its allies would drive U.S. troops from eastern Syria, challenging U.S. Read More »

Murdered Larkana artist was pregnant, killed for declining dance 'request'

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But, just moments after she stood up, the singer was shot dead. The 24-year-old eventually stood up but was still shot by Tarique Ahmed Jatoi, who according to local media reports was drunk at the time. Her funeral prayers were offered at Jinnah Bagh. The killing prompted a protest by several local artists demanding justice. Commenting that further action would be taken after the accused's medical report is released, the police officer explained that videos made during the wedding event ... Read More »

Azerbaijani people made right choice by voting for Ilham Aliyev

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a telephone call to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to congratulate him on his landslide victory in the presidential election , which were held in the republic yesterday. "Against this backdrop and in the absence of pluralism, including in the media, the election lacked genuine competition". The opposition "National Council of Democratic Forces", Musavat Party and Azerbaijani Popular Front Party boycotted the elections . Read More »

European Union asks Britain to not lower environmental standards after Brexit

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The study outlines that Brexit presents opportunities for rule changes in sectors such as agriculture, shipping and tourism that could benefit the United Kingdom economy, but these opportunities for divergence are vastly outweighed by the costs of deviating from rules necessary to ensure smooth access to the European Union market. Read More »

PM Modi, BJP leaders observes fast today

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April. 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah from Thursday will tour northern parts of the poll-bound state of Karnataka, in a bid to solicit votes for the party in the upcoming assembly elections which are scheduled to next month. Read More »

Sunny And Warm For Now; Storms This Weekend

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Forecasters cautioned that the timing is still uncertain, but the main window for storms could be from 10 a.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday . Happy Thursday! We'll continue our stretch of attractive weather this Thursday as highs are expected to climb into the low-80s area wide under sunny skies. Read More »

Eight Cameroonian athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

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It has also been reported that two members of the Sierra Leone delegation have absconded. Shreyasi shot 96 in the final and beat Australia's Emma Cox 2 shots to 1 in the shoot-off at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Meanwhile, Rio Olympians Brendan Irvine (flyweight) and Steven Donnelly (middleweight) assured themselves of bronze medals when they reached the semi-finals of their respective weight divisions. Read More »

Baby born four years after parents died in tragic auto crash

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The baby boy, nicknamed "Tiantian" ("sweet" in Mandarin), was successfully born in December 2017, over four years since his parents' fatal accident. At the time of the accident, all of the embryos had been stored safely and frozen at -196C in a liquid nitrogen tank in a hospital in Nanjing. Read More »

Guardiola blasts ref after Manchester City eliminated

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City manager Pep Guardiola was infuriated as he confronted referee Mateu Lahoz at half-time before being sent to the stands for the second 45 minutes. "The ball [for Sane] came from [James] Milner". According to Federation Internationale de Football Association rules, Sane would have "gained an advantage" by "playing a ball that was rebounded to him off an opponent, having been in an offside position" - meaning that Lahoz was right to disallow the goal. Read More »

John Bolton is cleaning house at the National Security Council

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They include spokesman Michael Anton and Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert . Schadlow is the third senior national security official to leave the administration this week following Bolton's arrival. Bolton reportedly asked for Bossert's resignation on Tuesday but White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did not elaborate on that detail. He insisted that he reported directly to the president and not to the national security adviser, which became a major source of frustration for ... Read More »

Police cuts 'likely contributed' to violence rise, document says

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She will urge them to make an explicit reference to not allowing violent gang content, including music and video, on their platforms. The U.K. government has come under pressure in recent days over its approach to knife and gang crime after the number of homicides in London last week topped 50 so far this year following a spate of shooting and stabbing deaths. Read More »

Man arrested after multiple calls to residence

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Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, police spokesperson, said police were following up on information about men in possession of illegal firearms. As a result, Patrolman Stephen Delinko charged Able-Lewis with felony aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, and terroristic threats. Read More »

Offshore Oil and Gas exploration Cancellation Welcomed

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There are 31 oil and gas exploration permits now active and 22 are offshore. "New Zealand has taken an historic step and delivered a massive breakthrough for the climate, spurred on by the tens of thousands of people who have fought for years to protect our coasts from new oil and gas exploration", said Greenpeace New Zealand Executive Director, Dr. Read More »

Syria hit by another chemical strike?

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State television confirmed that re had been "an assault with several missile strikes against T4 base, probably of American origin". Israel's Foreign Ministry had no comment when asked about reports of the airstrikes, which did not appear to be related to Saturday night's alleged chemical weapons attack . Read More »

As crises swirl, US Senate to grill Pompeo for secretary of state

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Pompeo also stresses America's "duty to lead", despite Trump's own vows to put "America first". "No other nation is equipped with the same blend of power and principle". Recent reports show the State now has more unfilled positions requiring Senate confirmation than any other cabinet department. "They also shared how demoralizing it is to have so many vacancies and, frankly, not to feel relevant", Pompeo will say. Read More »

Facebook should pay us for using our data

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However, Zuckerberg repeatedly defended the company's privacy practices, saying users have control over their own data and decide what to share. Many people logged in on their devices expecting to see a message at the top of their news feed reading "Protecting Your Information", as was described in numerous articles . Read More »

President taunts Russia, says US military response coming in Syria

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Haley said the main difference between the US-drafted text and the Russian one is that Russia wanted to choose the investigators and assess the outcome while the USA text allows for an independent investigation. It's a "travesty", she added, that Russian Federation had on six occasions vetoed resolutions holding Assad to account for chemical weapons use. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Australia

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United States officials tell The Associated Press that the allies have weighed launching a military strike as early as the end of this week. The Head of State alleged that if the blows were produced they would only be directed against supposed chemical arsenals in alleged possession of the Syrian government, of which until now there is no evidence. Read More »

Declan Donnelly Is To Host 'Britain's Got Talent' Live Shows Alone

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Ant's co-host, Declan Donnelly , hosted the first " Saturday Night Takeaway " without him last weekend to a hugely positive reception . Dec will present Saturday Night Takeaway for the second time on his own this weekend. "Have a seat, we have a jam-packed show and I have twice the amount of work to do, so we are going to crack on..." Dec was widely praised by viewers and critics for running a smooth 90-minute show, which saw appearances from Davina McCall, The Script and Paloma Faith, ... Read More »