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The planes - military versions of the Gulfstream V and 550 models - took 19 trips to LaGuardia Airport and another nine to Palm Beach's worldwide airport, the Journal found . The cost of these flights, which were conducted by the Air Force, cost about twice as much as former first lady Michelle Obama's annual private travel costs .
  • Yorkshire Coast Libraries Highlight Holocaust Memorial Day

    Yorkshire Coast Libraries Highlight Holocaust Memorial Day

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    The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem said that while there was "no doubt" that the phrase " Polish death camps " was a "historical misrepresentation", the centre opposed the planned legislation as it was " liable to blur the historical truths regarding the assistance the Germans received from the Polish population during the Holocaust ".
  • No talks with Afghan Taliban, will 'finish' it

    No talks with Afghan Taliban, will 'finish' it

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    There may be a time, but it's going to be a long time. President said recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan have only steeled his resolve against negotiating with the Taliban. In April 2017, Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif said his country should begin to diplomatically move away from the US and align itself with its powerful neighbors.
  • Thomas Cook: Don't Fight Over Poolside Chairs

    Thomas Cook: Don't Fight Over Poolside Chairs

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    Thomas Cook said this is the first service of its kind to be offered by a package holiday company. They will then be given that lounger for their entire stay in the hotel, eliminating the need to trek down to the pool with a towel at the crack of dawn.
  • Man dies after being sucked into an MRI machine

    Man dies after being sucked into an MRI machine

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    Rajesh Maru, 32, was dragged towards the machine by its magnetic force after he entered the room carrying an oxygen cylinder, the Mumbai police said in a statement. Mr Solanki and the ward boys managed to pull him out of the machine but his body was swollen and he was bleeding heavily. Three people - a doctor, and two hospital assistants - have been arrested on suspicion of negligence.
  • House Intel committee could vote on Nunes memo as soon as Monday

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    Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., the committee's senior Democrat. The memo and text messages are said to reveal conspiracy among some of the highest echelons of government, involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation plotting to spy on and upend President Donald Trump and his administration.
  • Trump's speech likely to motivate Texans from both parties

    Trump's speech likely to motivate Texans from both parties

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    Meeks said Trump is now duping his constituents with bluster about how the newly passed tax cuts will help them, when in reality they'll "lose everything" with future cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to fund the $1.5 trillion bill.
  • "We will not move our Tel Aviv embassy", says Trudeau

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    You can't build peace on fantasy. "Where is my office, the prime minister's office, in Jerusalem?" Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, have said recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was not meant to determine the city's final borders, which they said should be agreed upon between the sides.
  • Republican US House Appropriations chairman will not seek re-election

    Republican US House Appropriations chairman will not seek re-election

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    Frelinghuysen becomes yet another high profile Republican to give up on a tough reelection bid . He joins Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., as New Jersey lawmakers not seeking another term in the House. His father Peter served in the House for two decades. In a statement Monday, Frelinghuysen said he has "always worked in a bipartisan manner" and thanked his constituents.
  • Jim Fossel: Democrats, DACA, and an unnecessary shutdown

    Jim Fossel: Democrats, DACA, and an unnecessary shutdown

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    The proposal was panned by the left and the right. A large number of immigrants who are here illegally - perhaps the majority are law-abiding in other respects - have fled oppressive, brutal and corrupt regimes to seek a better life in America.
  • Cyprus incumbent president to face opposition candidate in runoff presidential election

    Cyprus incumbent president to face opposition candidate in runoff presidential election

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    Concerns over widespread voter apathy appeared to be borne out as around 30% of eligible voters did not casts ballots on Sunday, a significant percentage given Cyprus' traditionally high voter turnout rates. As always, the almost 44-year division of the island between the Greek Cypriot Administration, internationally recognized as the Republic of Cyprus, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus looms large.
  • Kabul: Coordinated attack on military academy

    Kabul: Coordinated attack on military academy

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    An Australian Defence department spokesman told AAP that all Australian training personnel had been accounted and they had taken appropriate protection measures. The security forces have shut down the area of the shootout. Pakistan, which denies accusations it fosters the Afghan war, condemned the attack and called for "concerted efforts and effective cooperation" to tackle militancy.
  • Small Plane Lands on 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa; No Injuries Reported

    Small Plane Lands on 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa; No Injuries Reported

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    The two men were heading to John Wayne Airport, with Slod in the pilot's seat. Chris Coatez, the captain of the Costa Mesa Fire Department , added that the department initially received a call that the plane crashed at the fairgrounds, but soon learned that the plane landed safely on the freeway, reports KTLA .
  • DHS Announces New Security Measures for Refugee Admissions

    DHS Announces New Security Measures for Refugee Admissions

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    The government has declined to publicly identify the 11 countries now targeted, but they are reportedly Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. A senior US official insisted Monday that the high-risk determination for the 11 nations "has nothing to do with religion". The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the U.S.
  • Budget Session 2018: Economic Survey to be tabled today

    Budget Session 2018: Economic Survey to be tabled today

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    At the all-party ahead of the Budget session, the Prime Minister on Sunday, said the Budget session is very important and the government takes very sincerely the suggestions given about it by opposition during discussion in all party meeting.
  • Daesh claims deadly attack on Kabul army base

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    An Australian Defence department spokesman told AAP that all Australian training personnel had been accounted and they had taken appropriate protection measures. IS fighters also attacked Save the Children's office in Afghanistan's east on Wednesday. "This murderous attack renews our resolve and that of our Afghan partners", he said.
  • Bruno Mars six-time victor at Grammys

    Bruno Mars six-time victor at Grammys

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    Song of the year (songwriter's award): " That's What I Like ". Mars won all of the awards for which he was in the running on what was expected to be a major night for hip-hop, which for the first time dominated nominations for the major categories.
  • Polish death camp law 'is denial of history'

    Polish death camp law 'is denial of history'

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    Legislation making it illegal to say Poland helped Germans during the war sparks furious response from Israel . "There's been a push in the Jewish community to record stories and countless books, and memoirs have come out as our Holocaust survivors have been dying and aging and it's vital to hold on to that history".
  • Girl's Daytime Kidnapping Captured in Chilling Footage

    Girl's Daytime Kidnapping Captured in Chilling Footage

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    The man allegedly responsible, who has since been arrested, can be seen parking his red SUV near and alley as the young girl walks by him on December 20. Police arrested 38-year-old Bryan Protho on December 27. The child was able to escape and flag down a passing vehicle. Law enforcement was then contacted.
  • Russian Fighter Jet Buzzes US Plane Over Black Sea, Navy Says

    Russian Fighter Jet Buzzes US Plane Over Black Sea, Navy Says

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    The US Navy released a contrasting account of the intercept, which it said lasted 2 hours 40 minutes. "Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions ", the Pentagon said. The US Navy has upped its presence in the area in recent years. The last time such an intercept occurred on the Black Sea was in November 2017. Russian military leaders are known for a lot of things.
  • Jordanian king pledges support to Palestinians

    Jordanian king pledges support to Palestinians

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    During a one-on-one meeting followed by expanded talks, His Majesty voiced Jordan's continuous support to Palestinians in global arenas in maintaining their historical and legal rights in Jerusalem and endeavours to establish the independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
  • United Nations employees in Gaza protest amid Trump funding freeze

    United Nations employees in Gaza protest amid Trump funding freeze

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    The U.S. policy shift triggered outcry in the Arab and Muslim world and a wave of protests in the Palestinian lands that left at least 16 people dead. Israeli Channel 2, on Thursday, said that the U.S.is considering closing down the PLO offices in Washington as a sanction for refusal, by the Palestinian Authority (PA), to return to negotiations with Israel .
  • Alberta beef industry hopeful with NAFTA negotiations at critical juncture

    Alberta beef industry hopeful with NAFTA negotiations at critical juncture

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    Congressman Dave Reichert said on Sunday after a briefing. The Canadian government has suggested it might drop its major worldwide trade case against the US, if it gets a softwood lumber deal. Progress also has been reported in less controversial areas, such as electronic commerce, which was only in its infancy when the treaty was written. Farm groups also are anxious that their customers in Mexico will turn to other suppliers amid continued uncertainty over North American trade rules.
  • Netanyahu, Putin To Discuss Iran In Moscow After Holocaust Commemoration Event

    Netanyahu, Putin To Discuss Iran In Moscow After Holocaust Commemoration Event

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    Gen. Herzl Halevi, was likely to speak with the Russian leader about the situation in Syria, in addition to Iran's growing presence throughout the Middle East as well as its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Putin thanked Netanyahu for meeting him at the museum, saying, "It is very symbolic, since these days the whole world is reminded of the victims of the Holocaust", referencing last Saturday's marking of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • FM Zarif Slams Haley's New Claims on Iran Role in Yemen

    FM Zarif Slams Haley's New Claims on Iran Role in Yemen

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    Haley had the cooperation of Senator Tom Cotton, a radical conservative Republican, on discrediting the Iran nuclear deal. "I had been on Air Force One only once and there were others too on board", she said referring to the Washington-Long Island flight that Wolf referred to.
  • Off-duty police officer shoots erratic driver after struggle in S

    Off-duty police officer shoots erratic driver after struggle in S

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    The 30-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital and was undergoing surgery, said Capt. Sekou Kinebrew, police spokesman. The driver is also said to be in serious condition. An off-duty police officer reportedly gave the driver a verbal warning, and when he did not respond the officer shot him in the face, WXTF reported.
  • Sensex, Nifty mark record close on positive growth outlook

    Sensex, Nifty mark record close on positive growth outlook

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    The Nifty50 fell by 16.35 points or 0.15 per cent to close at 11,069.65 points, while the Sensex closed at 36,050.44 points - down 111.20 points or 0.31 per cent. Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Maruti Suzuki India (3.85%), Housing Development Finance Corporation (2.66%), Tata Consultancy Services (2.48%), Hero Motocorp (2.23%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (2.06%), and Tata Steel (1.79%).
  • Trump's State of the Union speech will be praised, won't it?

    Trump's State of the Union speech will be praised, won't it?

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    The same goes for Kathleen Sebelius, then the governor of Kansas, who barely showed any emotion during her response after George W. Bush's last State of the Union address. 51 percent want Trump to talk about poverty in the United States. On immigration, the president is expected to talk about the framework for immigration legislation that the White House unveiled earlier this week, which offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented young immigrants in exchange for funding ...
  • Manchin says Trump order to fire Mueller is 'New York talk'

    Manchin says Trump order to fire Mueller is 'New York talk'

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    Let's see if he moves on Rosenstein. Two Republican senators said Sunday that President Donald Trump would be wise to keep a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign's contacts with Russian Federation in the wake of news reports that he sought to fire the special counsel.
  • 7-Year-Old Arrested After Allegedly Punching Teacher

    7-Year-Old Arrested After Allegedly Punching Teacher

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    The child's father, Rolando Fuentes , told WSVN that he was told his son was "a danger to society". A teacher pulled Álvarez's son from the cafeteria because he was playing with his food, but he allegedly hit the woman in response. "They have created a psychological trauma, and instead of fixing the problem, you are building a problem", Álvarez said , per the Miami Herald . While the boy's parents wait to see what happens next, they have continued to demand answers, because they ...
  • Obscure politician offers token challenge in Egypt election

    Obscure politician offers token challenge in Egypt election

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    Mousa Mostafa Mousa leads the Ghad party , which had endorsed Sisi for a second term and even organised events to help nominate the former military commander as recently as last week. Anan's campaign was considered the strongest challenge to Sisi to date. Several leading opposition figures called for a boycott on Sunday, of the March election, citing a wave of repression that has cleared the field of challengers to Sisi and left his top opponent in jail.
  • Australian government to offer defence industry exporters $3.8bn finance support

    Australian government to offer defence industry exporters $3.8bn finance support

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    Australia has unveiled an ambitious plan to become one of the world's largest arms exporters within a decade, under a controversial strategy announced by the nation's prime minister. While the two major parties support the export plan, the Greens and various charities have accused the government of trying to profit off war. "Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said prospective buyers would face stringent checks to ensure "[we] don't get into markets where we don't want to be".
  • Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Memorial Museum Instead Of Accompanying President To Davos

    Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Memorial Museum Instead Of Accompanying President To Davos

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    Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said it is "no secret" that Trump lived in New York City during the first few months of her husband's time in office so her son could finish the school year. On Friday, Melania Trump's spokeswoman issued a statement that seemed to refer to a Daily Mail report that the first lady has spent several nights away from the White House since the alleged affair was reported, as well as the author Michael Wolff's claim the president had an ...
  • Rafael Benitez happy at Newcastle amid talk of new deal

    Rafael Benitez happy at Newcastle amid talk of new deal

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    In fact, Benitez told owner Mike Ashley he wouldn't discuss an extension while the transfer window was open. "It doesn't matter how much teams offer in the Premier League because we can't consider offers if we don't buy the players". "I give names, have some information and feedback from Lee Charnley , then give my opinion". The coach ( Rafa Benitez ) will decide where I will play, but I'm enjoying it and I will do my best for the team.
  • Canadian police charge alleged 'serial killer' with five counts of murder

    Canadian police charge alleged 'serial killer' with five counts of murder

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    Toronto Police will be providing an update on Monday into the investigation of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. McArthur is accused of killing Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick. When asked about the amount of police resources that have been allotted for this case, Idsinga responded, "Everything we have". He said the search for victims of McArthur has spread around the City and that the nature of the victims extends beyond the gay community.
  • FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down effective today, reports say

    FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down effective today, reports say

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    Last week it was claimed the USA president had once asked Mr McCabe, who was briefing acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director when James Comey was sacked, how he voted. Strzok was also key in the Clinton email investigation, which McCabe was a part of leading up to the 2016 presidential election. 90 days to go?!' wrote Trump.
  • Jennifer Hudson Will Portray Aretha Franklin In Her Biopic

    Jennifer Hudson Will Portray Aretha Franklin In Her Biopic

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    Jennifer Hudson is marking another milestone in her career as she takes on the role of Aretha Franklin in a biopic of the soul legend. "Franklin is best known for songs like " Respect ", " Think " and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" that contemporary artists continue to cover today.
  • Delegations in Sochi for Syrian National Dialogue Congress

    Delegations in Sochi for Syrian National Dialogue Congress

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    At the beginning of his visit to Sochi, he will meet with Russian President Putin's special envoy on Syrian affairs Alexander Lavrentiev to discuss the latest developments related to the Syria National Dialogue Conference. The US will not take part in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Russia's Sochi as observer, Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Maria Olson said on Monday.