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McConnell will block vote on bipartisan effort to protect Mueller

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Mitch McConnell said something very odd Tuesday in an interview with Fox News Channel. "Obviously, enough your colleagues fear it enough to say it should be in there", Cavuto said. If McConnell doesn't want the special counsel bill to get a full Senate vote, it nearly certainly won't get one. For months, Grassley had refused to weigh in on legislation to protect a special counsel from being fired without cause, insisting that the committee would consider only one such bill, if it took up ... Read More »

Trump tweets in defense of USA pastor on trial in Turkey

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Gulen has denied any involvement. "We want Brunson to be freed immediately". Thousands of Turks were fired from their jobs, detained or arrested as the government sought to punish those it considered loyal to Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in Pennsylvania who the government blames for the failed coup, a charge Gulen strenuously denies. Read More »

Killed in Oklahoma Wildfires, Threat Continues

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A fire that began near Woodward, about 20 miles north of Leedey, has burned almost 68,000 acres and is 45 percent contained. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has issued a disaster declaration. The blazes are fueled by gusting winds, low humidity and drought-stricken land. More than 1,400 people were forced to flee their homes Thursday and Friday when the fires began and spread, but there were no evacuation orders in place Monday morning, according to Cain. Read More »

Macron: political divisions in Europe are like a civil war

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He mentioned Brexit , criticizing those who took their countries out of the European Union to pursue fairytale "adventures". In a draft resolution seen by Reuters, the conservatives reject the Commission's approach and say that setting up an EMF under European law would require treaty change "in consultation with national parliaments" - a tricky feat that would take time. Read More »

European Union top court rules Poland broke law by logging in ancient forest

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After two years of feuding with the European Union over issues that also include migration, PiS has brought in a new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, who is seeking a rapprochement with the EU. "This is a real chance to seek a compromise solution, which would be in the interest of Poland and the EU", Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski said after the ministerial talks where he presented Warsaw's latest thinking. Read More »

Police waited several minutes before CPR on Stephon Clark, new videos show

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Video clip revealed Clark jumped on a fence to his grand parents' side yard then now being chased by police in to the garden, where he was captured. Now, recently released police videos of his shooting show officers involved in the incident waited almost five minutes before delivering any lifesaving medical aid to the victim. Read More »

MI vs DD IPL 2018 Match 9 Live Streaming

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After a disastrous start of two successive defeats, both MI and DD are looking forward to a win. The national broadcaster DD National will also telecast the games live. In the process, Roy also notched up his maiden IPL fifty. With Gambhir holding fort at the other end, Roy took charge of the innings and notched 21 runs off Hardik Pandya in the fifth over - two massive sixes over mid-wicket and two boundaries to complete the ordeal. Read More »

Nigeria Senate Back in Session With Mace in Place

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The Upper Chamber described the development as an act of treason and an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, which must be treated with importance. Shortly after the sitting has commenced, Ike Ekweremadu , deputy senate president , raised an alarm that some persons had invaded the senate. The Senator is accused of leading thugs to seize the mace on Wednesday. Read More »

Schools halt online testing as data center investigates online attack

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Both systems offer breakfast for students in general, but McAmis said in Hawkins County Schools all students can receive a free breakfast on test days. Hubbard and McAmis said different schools and school systems are doing tests at different times during the testing window. "Continuing to prepare to be successful in the next year through focused, hard work is equally important as - if not more important than - demonstrating how much our students have learned thus far during this school ... Read More »

Barbara Bush: 10 Images Memorializing an Iconic First Lady

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Mrs. Bush will also be remembered for championing the cause of family and global literacy during her time as the first lady of the country. Bush then later developed the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Bush, who was also elected as Texas Governor twice. "We could only do it if business does more than pay lip service to the need for a literate work force", she said. Read More »

Iran urges joint efforts from Turkey to ease tension in Syria

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Announcing the decision , Erdogan said: "Turkey's cross-border operation in Syria, and the situation in both Syria and Iraq, obliged Turkey to overcome uncertainties as soon as possible". Rouhani slammed the West for its double standards when it comes to chemical attacks and said "the western powers' silence towards Saddam's use of chemical weapons against Iran showed us how passive these countries are about chemical attacks". Read More »

EF-1 Tornado Hit Danville on Sunday

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Sunday, a survey team from the Little Rock National Weather Service office completed a storm damage assessment located in Johnson County in the community of Ozone. In total, 22 tornadoes had been reported so far this year in Arkansas, according to preliminary data. Some trees were snapped or uprooted and a metal outbuilding lost its roof, according to the agency. Read More »

Stephanopoulos: I tried to ask Comey 'most critical questions'

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Trump has denied that conversation, but Comey insisted that it definitely occurred. As Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election continues, pundits predict that any legal action against Trump would be an obstruction of justice charge corroborated by Comey's testimony about the Flynn investigation. Read More »

Three BJP states to seek review of SC/ST order

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Chennai: The opposition DMK has demanded the Centre to take steps to include the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution, which is beyond judicial review, in the wake of the recent apex court order "diluting" some of the provisions of the Act. Read More »

IDF destroys Hamas terror tunnel that was 'ready for use'

Security sources told the Palestinian Authority's official news agency Wafa that Israeli forces raided Nablus and invaded Tal Balata and Joseph's Tomb, which they claim to be a Jewish shrine. According to official Palestinian figures, some 6,500 Palestinians are now held in Israeli prisons, including 62 women and about 350 minors. The UN-drawn borders were promptly disregarded by Israeli and Palestinian forces, who both attempted to seize control of the region. Read More »

Prime Minister Modi met Sweden Prime Minister Löfven at Stockholm

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Prime Minister Modi had an engaging interaction with Nowegian Premier Erna Solberg on trade and investment, shipping and port-development, blue economy, renewable energy, health, IT and green transport solutions, Kumar said. "We have made a decision to strengthen our co-operation in the security sector, particularly in cyber security". They had a productive exchange of views on bilateral and regional issues. Read More »

Sexual assault on minors continue; 8-year old raped, killed in UP

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The boys, relatives of the girl, were arrested following a complaint by her mother, Police Commissioner, Warangal City, Vishwanath Ravinder told reporters. She was raped and also strangled to death. "We recovered the bullet-riddled bodies of the girls from the field". The incident, which comes on the heels of the Kathua and Unnao rape cases sheds a light on the pathetic and risky conditions that women face in the country - even girls as little as seven years of age are not spared. Read More »

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un

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The trip made by Pompeo was an effort to lay the groundwork for direct talks between the leaders of the two countries. One source said Pompeo took only intelligence officials with him on the trip, no White House or State Department officials. Read More »

Syria strikes for honour of global community: French President Emmanuel Macron

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This spring, Macron's government initiated changes to tax retirees more and employees less, cut jobs in some hospitals, reorganize the justice system and apply a new university admissions system, all of which prompted protests. "I don't want a return to war in the Western Balkans". President Macron gave a almost three-hour-long interview on the results of his first year in office to RMC radio host Jean-Jacques Bourdin, and Edwy Plenel of Mediapart website on Sunday. Read More »

'Deeply regret' colonial era homophobic laws: PM May

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Nigeria is one of the Commonwealth nation's that have promulgated laws against same-sex marriage. The law, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex "amorous relationships" and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly int May of 2013. Read More »

Trump changes his tune, slams TPP once again

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He added that an exception for Japan on steel and aluminum tariffs that Trump recently announced would be "on the table" during the summit with Abe. Trump signed an executive order to pull the USA out of the 12-member TPP soon after assuming office a year ago to fulfil his presidential promise. Read More »

Internet existed during Mahabharata era, asserts Tripura CM Biplab

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Speaking at a Regional Workshop on Computerisation and Reforms at Pragna Bhawan in Agartala , Deb said that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago. Indians weren't convinced, taking to social media to mock the lawmaker, prompting " Tripura CM Biplap Deb" to trend on Twitter. During his public address, the former RSS worker also lauded the efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in making India digitally strong. Read More »

Google, smart card companies don't want Aadhaar to succeed, UIDAI tells SC

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Buttressing the point, senior counsel Rakesh Dwivedi appearing for the UIDAI told the bench, also comprising Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. "Technology is advancing and we have limitations of understanding the technological developments", Diwedi said. Chief Justice Dipak Misra also said democracy would be in peril if data collected during Aadhaar authentication is misused during elections, Hindustan Times reported . Read More »

EU Commission to recommend accession negotiations with Albania and FYROM

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The European Commission on Tuesday backed launching EU accession talks for Albania and Macedonia, recommending that the Council now make a decision. It warns that "the damage that has been done over the years cannot be achieved overnight", but that the country has overcome a deep political crisis and that structural reforms are a long process that can take time. Read More »

Widespread wind advisory, red flag warning in effect tomorrow

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It's unclear if restrictions against open burns in La Plata County will be enacted for Monday. It is going to be a very dry day with single digit relative humidity and very strong winds. We should see mainly areas of rain and even a few thunderstorms on Friday with gusty winds at times. Along U.S. Highway 550 from Red Mountain Pass to Ouray, snow stations show 6 to 9 inches of new snow. Read More »

Israel warns Iran: we are ready to strike you in Syria

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Following last week's airstrike that targeted Iranian forces based at the Tiyas or T-4 airbase in Syria , two Iranian officials have threatened Israel . Lt. Col. Sarit Zehavi, a former Israeli military intelligence officer and founder of the Alma Research and Education Center on Israel's Security Challenges on its Northern Borders, said Israel has invested a lot of efforts to prevent the Syria-Israeli conflict from overlapping with the internal conflict in the Arab country. Read More »

Jordan Peele Teams With BuzzFeed for Obama Fake-News Awareness Video

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As the video continues, the screen reveals that Peele is speaking, as facial technology mimics the comedian's expressions in the video, not actually the former president, which should serve as a warning to Americans. "This is a unsafe time", Peele says after his reveal. "It's a time where we need to rely on trusted news sources". "We've covered counterfeit news websites that say the pope endorsed Trump that look kinda like real news, but because it's text people have started to become ... Read More »

Senate GOP leader rejects legislation to protect special counsel

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The figures suggest a slight decrease in support and a growing degree of uncertainty among Americans about Mueller's work during the last two months. "Not only are more Americans anxious about Russian tampering in this November's election, but they also think Congress and social media sites are asleep at the switch over the threat this poses", Miringoff said. Read More »

BNP Paribas Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Shire (LON:SHP)

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The stock of Ashmore Group PLC (LON:ASHM) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, October 12 by Liberum Capital. On Tuesday, February 27 the stock of Pets at Home Group Plc (LON:PETS) has "Buy" rating given by Berenberg. The Dredging segment is involved in capital dredging that consists of port expansion projects, land reclamations, trench digging for pipelines, tunnels and cables, and other dredging related to the construction of breakwaters, jetties, canals, and other marine structures. Read More »

Shear Power! Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on long home run

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Part of the bat flew off when Harper hit the ball, leaving only a jagged handle in his hands. "It just broke and kept going", said Harper, who homered in his third consecutive game facing the Mets - a team he torments. As Harper rounded the bases, first base coach Tim Bogar picked up the sawed-off piece of wood and handed it to a bat boy. The barrel of Harper's bat went flying into the screen near the Mets' dugout. Read More »

Mehbooba Mufti forwards BJP ministers' resignation to Governor

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This comes days of strain in the relationship between the BJP and Mufti's People's Democratic Party, most recently over disagreements on the investigation into the Kathua rape case . Sources said Lal Singh and Ganga are unlikely to be taken back, and the axe may fall on two others: a Cabinet minister and a minister of state. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is returning to the country tomorrow". Read More »

Johnson & Johnson tops 1Q expectations on broad sales bump

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Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 68.29% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.62% the S&P500. The decrease is 0.54% according to 2017Q4 SEC filling. Cwh Cap Mgmt has invested 1.22% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ). And its good to know that the higher that percentage, the more the company retains on each dollar of sales, to service its other costs and the debt obligations, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)'s gross margin stands at 67.00%. Read More »

Led Attack on Syria 'Violation of Int'l Law', Putin Tells Erdogan

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Earlier, Erdogan had a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Rouhani slammed the West for its double standards when it comes to chemical attacks and said "the western powers' silence towards Saddam's use of chemical weapons against Iran showed us how passive these countries are about chemical attacks". Read More »

French President Pleads to Reform the European Union

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French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that "there seems to be a European civil war" between liberal democracy and rising authoritarianism. Macron condemned what he called a "fascination with the illiberal". Our rights just for us, our principals just for us, reality for everyone else? "No, no!" he said. He said: "If we remove from these countries, in this extremely complicated region, I should say tragically, a European perspective, we are going to live what we already went ... Read More »

Minor blast near Indian Consulate camp office in Nepal's Biratnagar

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April 17, 2018-A bomb went off at Indian Embassy camp office in Biratnagar, damaging the office wall on Monday night. No one injured in the explosion that occurred near the outer wall of Indian consulate camp office around 8.20 PM. A crude bomb went off outside an Indian government relief office in Nepal, causing minor damage but no injuries, officials said on Tuesday. "The security authorities in Nepal are investigating the matter", the Indian embassy spokesperson said in a statement. Read More »

Senate committee proposes bill on use of military force authorizations

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Although the bill is a long-awaited stab at making Congress do its job and authorise wars, it provides cover for campaigns anywhere in the world against terror groups the U.S. "This is personal for me as the father of a Marine and someone who represents a state so closely connected to the military". The Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2018 contains several provisions. Read More »

Three Iranian Security Personnel Reported Killed At Pakistan Border

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Iranian forces operate out of the T4 base and seven Iranian military advisors were killed in the attack. Israel per longstanding policy, has not publicly claimed responsibility. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani, one of the most powerful military figures in the Iranian regime. Iran's stockpile of ballistic missiles remains among the highest in the region. Read More »

TWO weather warnings issued for Galway

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Counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford are all covered by the rainfall warning. There will be the potential for higher amounts on hills and mountains. The weather will turn for the better on Thursday on a dry day with good sunshine and light winds as the mini-heatwave hits Ireland. It will remain windy, with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius. Read More »

Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Meet amid Strains over North Korea, Trade

Speaking through a translator as he begins two days of meetings with Trump on North Korea policy and trade issues, Abe says the US and Japanese effort to place "maximum pressure" on Kim's government has been successful. Abe spent considerable political capital pushing Japan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact advanced by the Obama administration, only to have Trump pull the US out of the deal in one of his first acts as president. Read More »

Heat end Sixers' streak to tie series at 1-1

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Following Monday's game, and after his profane Instagram story surfaced, Embiid talked to ESPN , showing his uncertainty of playing on Thursday night, that he "may not" play in that game . He has cleared the concussion protocol, which is a good first step, but he still needs to complete the full return-to-play protocol, which will include participating in contact drills during practice. Read More »

Facebook splashes millions more on lobbying - but CEO still won't face MEPs

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Facebook's product management director, David Baser said: "the social media site follows users and collects information through the apps and links that they open, like, and share". He says that companies like Twitter , Pinterest and LinkedIn also have Facebook-like Like and Share buttons to help user share things on website. There are many different features in the social media giant that most people do not use. Read More »

Statue of controversial gynecologist removed from NY's Central Park

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James Marion Sims, described as the "father of gynaecology", performed medical experiments on enslaved black women using no anaesthetic. J. Marion Sims' statue was placed in an "honored, high-profile position" in the famous park, and the Public Design Commission voted unanimously to relocate it to Green-Wood Cemetery. Read More »

Hundreds rescued from Hawaii flooding

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On Sunday night, another 21 people made their way to the shelter on personal watercraft and boats, she said. Local emergency management officials say the U.S. The Red Cross said that by this afternoon, flood waters had receded enough for the remaining group to be taken by bus to another shelter. The National Weather Service recorded 28.1 inches (71.3 centimeters) of rainfall in Hanalei between 2 a.m. Read More »

How Barbara Bush's pearls became her trademark look

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Behind her husband and First Lady Nancy Reagan , Barbara began to build her own brand - one that wasn't about gloss or outspokenness. Husband George H.W. Bush's grandparents on Manhattan's East Side. By 1966, George H.W. Bush was elected to the U.S. House as a representative from Texas. She has been a fixture of American politics and the Bush dynasty for decades. Read More »