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Rahul tweeted: "A drunken Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader killed nine innocent children in Bihar where liquor is banned!" "Why hasn't he been caught", asked former cricketer and Bihar MP Kirti Azad. On February 24, police had confirmed that the vehicle that killed the students belonged to Baitha. They demanded that both Kumar and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi apologise for these acts and the road mishap.
  • Pope appeals for end to inhumane fighting in Syria

    Pope appeals for end to inhumane fighting in Syria

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    On Sunday, activists reported a suspected poison gas attack in eastern Ghouta's town of Sheifouniyeh, where at least one person — an infant — was killed. The latest escalation of violence there is one of the deadliest of the seven-year Syrian war. AFP reporters saw no movement at the Wafideen checkpoint through which would-be evacuees were told to exit Eastern Ghouta, which the government lost in 2012 and has besieged nearly ever since.
  • US Supreme Court won't take up Dreamers case, dealing Trump a setback

    US Supreme Court won't take up Dreamers case, dealing Trump a setback

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    When Trump's administration announced the end of the program in September, he gave Congress until March to construct new immigration legislation. The Supreme Court handed President Trump a significant defeat Monday, turning down the administration's plea for a quick ruling on the president's power to end special protections for so-called Dreamers .
  • Debates, Calls for Investigations Surround Parkland Shooting Aftermath

    Debates, Calls for Investigations Surround Parkland Shooting Aftermath

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    Mr. Peterson is looking forward to cooperating with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation, which we hope will detail the events of that tragic day and which we believe will ultimately clear Mr. They're part of the community. Israel said when he saw video of the incident and realized that Deputy Scot Peterson did not perform his job, he called him in and suspended him without pay.
  • Lions franchise tag DE Ezekiel Ansah

    Lions franchise tag DE Ezekiel Ansah

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    Ansah was drafted by Detroit in the first round in 2013 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015 after posting 14.5 sacks and 47 tackles. Since then, he's been an inconsistent producer, mainly because of injuries. In 2014, his 7.5 sacks were just one fewer than the team leader's, Ndamukong Suh. Hyder, though, is coming off an Achilles injury that ended his 2017 campaign before it began, and the Lions" pass rush has finished 23rd and 30th in sack percentage, respectively, the past two seasons ...
  • House panel sets Sereno impeach vote next week

    House panel sets Sereno impeach vote next week

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    Sereno's spokesman Jojo Lacanilao told reporters on February 28 that nobody or institution outside the Senate can force the chief justice to resign. Roque said the Palace is confident there would no interruption in the daily operations and services of the Supreme Court despite Sereno's decision to go on leave.
  • Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi quits NDA

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi quits NDA

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    He later on formed the HAM (S) and joined the NDA. His decision to join the Grand Alliance, thus, is likely to trigger a shift of a substantial section of Musahars, whose population is over two million in the state, towards the RJD-led alliance.
  • The Model, the Mafia, and the Murderers

    The Model, the Mafia, and the Murderers

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    Jan Kuciak had been investigating links between Slovak politicians and the Italian mafia organization 'Ndrangheta. Culture Minister Marek Madaric, who is a member of Fico's SMER-SD social democratic party, quit in protest calling the murder "terrifying" and telling reporters that "after what has happened, I can not imagine just calmly sitting in my minister's chair".
  • Tennessee vs Mississippi State basketball

    Tennessee vs Mississippi State basketball

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    However, too many other teams have great resumes. "We went into halftime, kept our heads up and we're down just 7". "And we got sped up from the excitement from the game". Gravett, however, sank back-to-back 3 pointers for the Gamecocks to push the lead back to 32-22. Lamar Peters has become a leader for Mississippi State during its recent surge.
  • Lawmakers to meet with President Trump on gun laws

    Lawmakers to meet with President Trump on gun laws

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    Neither the House nor the Senate plan would expand the background check system to cover the full range of gun sales, including those over the internet or at gun shows that now are exempt from checks. President Trump declared Monday he's willing to take on the NRA over gun legislation, and chided lawmakers not to fear the gun lobby. A bump stock wasn't used in the Parkland school shooting, but 12 bump stock devices were found in the hotel room of the Las Vegas shooter who killed 58 people ...
  • North Korean Envoy, In South, Opens Door To US Talks

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    In response, the White House later on Sunday said that it "will see" if North Korea's willingness to hold talks represents a commitment to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. He made the remarks during a meeting with Mr Moon, who is eager to engage the North after one of the most hostile periods in recent years on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Suspect in custody after killing caught on video

    Suspect in custody after killing caught on video

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    Not long after, a man approached him. He jumped, suddenly startled, and informed the person off screen that he was recording. "That just unreal. For somebody to have the kind of heart to just walk out in the open like that and kill a man, that's just, it's nonsense", Robinson's longtime friend Charles Baker told WSOC-TV .
  • Red Sox propose name change for Yawkey Way

    Red Sox propose name change for Yawkey Way

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    Henry's desire to change the street name stems from the racist history of former team owner Tom Yawkey. Jackie Robinson told a Chicago newspaper the franchise's color ban was due to Yawkey, per Michael Stout of the Massachusetts Historical Review .
  • South Africa's Ramaphosa Reshuffles Cabinet

    South Africa's Ramaphosa Reshuffles Cabinet

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    Ramaphosa stamped his mark on the presidency with his choice of Nene, while David Mabuza, the current premier of Mpumalanga province, was controversially named as deputy president. During Zuma's nine-year tenure, South Africa grappled with weak growth, ballooning national debt, depressed investor confidence and record unemployment.
  • Terrorist killed in encounter in J&K

    Terrorist killed in encounter in J&K

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    Security forces had launched an operation following information about the presence of terrorists in Hajin. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards security forces. Prima facie it appeared that the dead militant belonged to outlawed LeT and was a Pakistani national, the statement said. Since the body was already in the village, a request was made to the villagers to handover the body to police.
  • Ireland's men learn World Cup opponents

    Ireland's men learn World Cup opponents

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    There are numerous eye-catching fixtures in the pool phase, including the mouth-watering Pool D meeting of two former world champions in Germany and Pakistan on December 1, Asia champions India taking on European giants Belgium on December 2 and England aiming to upset the odds against the mighty Kookaburras of Australia on December 4.
  • Saudi king sacks chief of staff in major military shake-up

    Saudi king sacks chief of staff in major military shake-up

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    It introduced the 5 percent value-added tax on January 1 alongside higher fees for foreign workers and subsidy cuts that drove up fuel and electricity prices. It comes just a week before Mohammed bin Salman is due to tour Britain, France and the USA. Al Ramah is the first woman to hold the post , The National reports, though the first woman to be appointed a deputy minister in Saudi's cabinet was Norah bint Abdallah Al Faiz, who became deputy minister of education in charge of women's ...
  • Juvenile arrested, charged following threats made at Upshur County High School

    Juvenile arrested, charged following threats made at Upshur County High School

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    Petersburg police. The person believed to have resent that threat locally has been contacted and is cooperating with the investigation. After receiving the threat, detectives determined the school to be Lakewood High School. The responding officer was provided with screen shots of various postings from a student's Instagram account. This student has since been released, pending a juvenile hearing.
  • Mast Says He Wants to Talk Assault Weapons Ban With Trump

    Mast Says He Wants to Talk Assault Weapons Ban With Trump

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    Most Americans support the assault weapons ban. And he's vowed to work with anyone in Congress - "Democrats and Republicans, to take meaningful action on gun safety". He's also backing legislation to remove guns from people who are considered risky by medical providers. What do they have against background checks and/or mental health checks for all legal gun purchases? One law can't stop every mass shooting, but we can make them less deadly and less frequent.
  • Guardiola defies FA by wearing yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final

    Guardiola defies FA by wearing yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final

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    The weapons they have are just the votes in the ballots. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed Spanish authorities searched his plane, reportedly on the look-out for exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. "They [the FA] know I will wear it always". Given Guardiola is so vocal in championing democracy in Catalonia, he was asked about the rights of the population of the UAE to exercise democratic freedoms? I will accept whatever they [the FA] decide about my behavior.
  • Lebanon's Hariri: I announced resignation from Saudi to 'create positive shock'

    Lebanon's Hariri: I announced resignation from Saudi to 'create positive shock'

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    Hariri's spokesperson issued a brief statement on his latest visit, saying he was touring Riyadh after being invited by the Sunni kingdom, a regional heavyweight in the Middle East. The Saudi envoy's visit comes ahead of May 6 legislative elections, Lebanon's first since 2009 following three extensions of parliament's mandate. The Cabinet agreement was created to reassure Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states that have labeled Hezbollah a "terrorist organization" for its involvement in the ...
  • Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka in T20I tri-series

    Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka in T20I tri-series

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    But the all-rounder has been beset by injuries and has led the side in just a single One-day global, against Zimbabwe in Dhaka last month. Sri Lanka recently swept their Bangladesh tour, winning both the Test and T20 series, after a come-from-behind win in the tri-series involving Zimbabwe.
  • Cal women's basketball opens with Washington in Pac-12 Tournament

    Cal women's basketball opens with Washington in Pac-12 Tournament

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    As a favorite, the Ducks played with a giant target on their backs all season, and they handled that pressure by setting program records for both overall wins (27) and conference wins (16). However, UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Louisville all have fewer than three losses this season and seem destined to grab the four No. 1 seeds.
  • Students return to school two weeks after mass shooting

    Students return to school two weeks after mass shooting

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    They bought 1,100 bracelets to sell on Wednesday, and by the end of the day they were down to a few hundred. "It's pretty nice of us to do this banner and to send to them good luck or to feel better", said Smith. Collin Duff wanted Parkland to participate in that activism. Within just a few days after the shooting , students created an organization that advocated for stricter gun regulation called Never Again MSD.
  • 'Italy will play a back four'

    'Italy will play a back four'

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    Di Biagio wouldn't announce a decision over a possible recall of Mario Balotelli. He had been bidding for a record sixth World Cup appearance. "I'm not saying now if Balotelli will come or not, I follow him like everyone else, and no doors are closed", said Di Biagio.
  • Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

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    Mai Wealth Advisors who had been investing in Magellan Midstream Ptnrs Lp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $14.83 billion market cap company. (NYSE: SHLX ) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 18. The company has a market capitalization of $4,951.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.39, a P/E/G ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 1.74.
  • SPCA staffers horrified after adopted pig is eaten by new owners

    SPCA staffers horrified after adopted pig is eaten by new owners

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    The Duncan branch had rescued 57 Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs from a hoarding situation. Austin Manson Forget now says he did not set out to eat Molly the pot-bellied pig seized during a cruelty investigation a year ago. Since there is no evidence of the animal suffering, no charges can be pursued. Media outlets are reporting that the man who adopted Molly was pleading for an end to death threats in a Facebook post that has since been deleted.
  • Stowaways hiding in plane's landing gear fall to their death

    Stowaways hiding in plane's landing gear fall to their death

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    The victims fell from the plane's landing-gear after taking off from Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport at 9 a.m.in Guayaquil, Ecuavisa reported. The aircraft was later allowed to continue its scheduled flight, but it may be required to return to the Central American country to assist with the investigation.
  • Public pays respect to the Rev. Billy Graham

    Public pays respect to the Rev. Billy Graham

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    Thousands have been filing through Graham's restored boyhood home in North Carolina to view his casket Monday. "They all leaned on my uncle for advice because, number one, they trusted him, they put their confidence in him and they knew he had no political agenda and no political spin", said Mel Graham.
  • Minnesota ranked 2nd best state in nation, behind Iowa

    Minnesota ranked 2nd best state in nation, behind Iowa

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    Now, though, champions of the Hawkeye State have something else to boast about: according to US News & World's annual Best States rankings Iowa is the finest place to live in the entire country. Minnesota also scored in the top three for lowest incarceration rates and food insecurity, highest health insurance enrollment, labor force participation, adult dental visits, and math scores in the nation.
  • Prezzo may close up to 100 restaurants in CVA

    Prezzo may close up to 100 restaurants in CVA

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    The restaurant chain Prezzo - which has two eateries in Sheffield - is reportedly planning to close up to a third of its outlets across the United Kingdom putting hundreds of jobs at risk. According to Sky the process could involve the complete closure of the Chimichanga chain, which was reportedly suffering like-for-like sales declines of 6-7%.
  • 75% polling in Nagaland, electors queued up as voting ends (Third Lead)

    75% polling in Nagaland, electors queued up as voting ends (Third Lead)

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    However, Chief Minister TR Zeliang voiced confidence that the NPF will retain power. Political speak. This should explain why the NPF has now come to the "realisation" that there is the need to protect the identity, traditions and culture of the Naga people, in the face of the threat posed by the NDPP-BJP combine ahead of the Assembly polls in Nagaland.
  • Subramanian Swamy Drops A BOMBSHELL! Says Sridevi's Death Might Be MURDER

    Subramanian Swamy Drops A BOMBSHELL! Says Sridevi's Death Might Be MURDER

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    He pointed out few more valid points - "What happened to CCTV?" "Let's wait for the prosecution to pronounce it. Facts in media don't appear to be consistent". The overall investigation into her death began early Sunday morning, and the late actor's body has been at the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, since 2.30 a.m., on Sunday, reports Khaleej Times .
  • Suspect sought in slayings of 4 in Detroit

    Suspect sought in slayings of 4 in Detroit

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    Davis crossed into OH while being pursued by police in southeastern MI. According to the station, the suspect got into an argument with the mother of his children, who was sitting in the driver's seat of an SUV with another passenger. He then got into the vehicle and drove to another location where he allegedly shot and killed an adult male cousin. Pritchett says police have been in contact with Davis and are encouraging him to surrender.
  • Coffee house says paper cup charge has bean overdue

    Coffee house says paper cup charge has bean overdue

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    Simon Redfern, chief of communications at Starbucks Europe, said "We're hoping that this charge will remind customers to rethink their use of single-use plastic-lined cups, as it has with plastic bags". Pret A Manger announced that it was doubling its discount for customers who bring reusable cups into stores to 50p, in a bid to reduce the number of paper cups that are discarded as waste.
  • A Sunny & Mild Start to New Workweek

    A Sunny & Mild Start to New Workweek

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    We will start to see rain taper off to showers by Friday evening. By Tuesday night showers will increase from west to east bringing some pockets of heavy rain. There will be a mix of clouds and sunshine. THURSDAY: Rain showers and possibly strong to severe thunderstorms will develop for Thursday, with high temperatures around 63 degrees.
  • Six youth with earphones run over by train in UP's Hapur district

    Six youth with earphones run over by train in UP's Hapur district

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    The boys aged between 14 and 16 years were daily wage laborers and painters who were supposed to take a train from Ghaziabad to Hyderabad when the accident happened. A protest was staged at the railway tracks by the local residents who claimed there is constant movement of people in that area. Their bodies have been sent for postmortem.
  • Texas joins 20 states in lawsuit against Obamacare

    Texas joins 20 states in lawsuit against Obamacare

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    The Supreme Court has twice ruled that ObamaCare is constitutional. Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tenessee, Utah, West Virginia, as well as ME and Missippi joined Texas and Wisconsin in the lawsuit .
  • North Koreans arrive for PyeongChang Games closing ceremony

    North Koreans arrive for PyeongChang Games closing ceremony

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    Trump met privately with the South Korean President to brief him on economic sanctions against North Korea that the White House released Friday. The delegation took a different route, prompting the opposition Korea Liberty Party to accuse President Moon Jae-in's administration of "abuse of power and an act of treason" by re-routing the motorcade to shield it from the protest.
  • Antoine Fuqua is Once Again Up to Direct Scarface

    Antoine Fuqua is Once Again Up to Direct Scarface

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    Just a little after a year ago, when Antoine Fuqua dropped out of directing the long-anticipated remake of Scarface , he is now again in talks with Universal to retake the helm. This makes us quite a few jouasses after the frightful remake of the 7 Mercenaries that he has laid, and all the more so when one knows that the film that concerns us today could have lost his main actor.
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/28/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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    But this goes far beyond that. "Yeah, I do. I do", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said when asked whether he sees George not getting a lot of calls. "We're at a point now where we protect the shooter more than the driver", James told reporters. "There's no reason I should be going to the line four times in a game when I drive 100 times to the paint and I'm getting hit and slapped and grabbed and whatever and whatnot".