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Under the Child Migrants Programme, poverty-stricken youngsters were compulsorily deported to Australia, Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth until it was stopped in 1970. 'However, around 2,000 migrants are alive today, and the panel considers it essential that all surviving former child migrants are offered such redress'.
  • Trump tells govs. sometimes they must fight NRA

    Trump tells govs. sometimes they must fight NRA

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    Students at the entrance to the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott with boxes of petitions for gun control reform on February 21 following the shooting which killed 17 people . Washington Governor Jay Inslee , a Democrat, told Trump that teachers in his state do not want to carry weapons. "However, the allegations that Mr Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers, are patently untrue".
  • Barack Obama Plays For San Antonio Spurs In His Ideal NBA Fantasy

    Barack Obama Plays For San Antonio Spurs In His Ideal NBA Fantasy

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    Kawhi Leonard was at the Spurs practice facility for their team practice on Tuesday, but did not participate. Leonard was accompanied to NY by Spurs staff and during his stay in the Big Apple he used the gymnasium inside the National Basketball Players Association headquarters.
  • Eight Turkish soldiers killed during clashes in Syria

    Eight Turkish soldiers killed during clashes in Syria

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    According to reports, this is the first humanitarian shipment that arrives to the Afrin territory, in Aleppo, a province located about 350 kilometers north of Damascus, as Turkish troops prevented through an attack, the entry of another Syrian convoy last Thursday.
  • S Satellite to Launch in NOAA-NASA Partnership

    S Satellite to Launch in NOAA-NASA Partnership

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    With the scheduled launch of the GOES-S in March, NASA is set to double the vision of NOAA's next-generation satellites working as steadfast lookouts for severe weather on Earth. The new GOES-S will be at a vantage point to help analyze California's wildfires in more detail, as well. GOES-16, originally GOES-R, is positioned above the equator at 75 degrees west longitude - the GOES-East slot - and covers the Eastern United States and the Atlantic Ocean all the way to western Africa.
  • Hope Hicks, Trump's top aide, to leave White House

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    Trump asked Hicks "how she could be so stupid", after the testimony, Burnett said, adding "Apparently, that was the final straw for Hope Hicks ". Kelly was appointed White House chief of staff, she had more access to the Oval Office than nearly any other staff member. She worked as an aide during his presidential campaign and before that at The Trump Organisation.
  • Former senior official slams UK's Brexit trade plans

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    The EU's customs union dates from its inception in 1957, though it was not completed until 1968. Theresa May's official spokesman said it was because "we want to have the freedom to sign our own trade deals and to reach out to the world", reports Benjamin Kentish in The Independent .
  • Documents reveal Queen Elizabeth escaped assassination attempt

    Documents reveal Queen Elizabeth escaped assassination attempt

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    According to the documents , police found a.22-caliber rifle with a discharged cartridge on the fifth floor of a building after Lewis told them it was there. The shot was also heard by British and New Zealand security officers deployed on the site to ensure the safety of the Queen . In police interviews, Lewis-described by intelligence papers as a "severely disturbed youth"-claimed to be a commander his own "National Imperial Guerrilla Army".
  • China Temporarily Bans The Use Of The Letter 'N' On The Internet

    China Temporarily Bans The Use Of The Letter 'N' On The Internet

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    Under the current rules, Mr. Xi is due to step down in 2023, after two terms. He left the leadership a year ago after reaching retirement age. "Removing term limits does not mean that Xi will necessarily stay in for a third term, but it is hard to see who would have the audacity to challenge Xi should he decide to stay on for a third term", Margaret Lewis, a professor of law and Chinese constitutional expert at Seton Hall University.
  • Woman accused of poisoning look-alike with cheesecake to steal identity

    Woman accused of poisoning look-alike with cheesecake to steal identity

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    Nasyrova already was jailed on Rikers Island in NY on charges of stealing from two men she met through online dating sites. Authorities claim that in reality, Nasyrova identified the victim, a Russian speaker who lived in Queens, as a target for her scheme and presented the cheesecake as a gift upon visiting her home.
  • Treasury calculator verifies taxes withheld

    Treasury calculator verifies taxes withheld

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    While Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late December, the IRS had weeks to turn out new withholding tables and guidelines. There's a chance your tax bracket changed on January 1-and the withholding you were taking from your paycheck might be the wrong amount these days.
  • EU Brexit Proposal Revives Irish Border Fight

    EU Brexit Proposal Revives Irish Border Fight

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    It comes as Brussels prepares to publish a draft withdrawal treaty which is said to include proposals for Northern Ireland to remain aligned with Brussels if no other solution to avoid a physical barrier can be found. Barnier said that "if we want to succeed in these negotiations, and I want to succeed, we must accelerate". New EU migrants who arrive in Britain after the transition period begins, however, will not have the same rights to bring family to join them as EU nationals ...
  • Bangladesh asks Myanmar to pull troops back

    Bangladesh asks Myanmar to pull troops back

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    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said there was "no reason" behind such military build-ups and claimed the Myanmar army has "unnecessarily heightened" their presence in Tambru. The U.N. has described the systematic violence by Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state as possible genocide and ethnic cleansing but has stopped short of outright accusing the army of war crimes.
  • 'Beast from the East' causes death, disruption in Europe

    'Beast from the East' causes death, disruption in Europe

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    Temperatures hit a low of -20 degrees Celsius in Zavizan on the Velebit mountain. Italy has faced it's coldest February and first snowfall for 6 years. The Hydrometeorological Service said temperatures plunged as low as minus 11 degrees Fahrenheit in the central Lithuanian town of Ukmerge both Sunday and Monday.
  • World's oldest figurative tattoos found

    World's oldest figurative tattoos found

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    Tattoos of a wild bull and a Barbary sheep were identified on the upper arm of a male mummy called Gebelein Man. Previously, only women had been shown as tattooed in contemporary and earlier Predynastic Egyptian art, but Gebelein Man A demonstrates that both men and women bore tattoos.
  • Trump looking into ways to stop Russian meddling: White House

    Trump looking into ways to stop Russian meddling: White House

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    Joe Manchin of West Virginia to expand background checks. It had failed after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in CT. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said "the United States is under attack-now", in an interview with the Associated Press earlier in February.
  • Here's Nintendo's Next Plan for the Switch

    Here's Nintendo's Next Plan for the Switch

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    There's a solution for that. Nintendo couldn't have asked for a better first year for the Switch. Hopefully Nintendo does more cool things like this for the Nintendo Switch , as this is a pretty unique feature and a great way to stay up to date with the podcast! But according to sources at the Wall Street Journal , Nintendo won't be doing that for the Switch.
  • Prince William welcome in Palestine, president's office

    Prince William welcome in Palestine, president's office

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    Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, described the visit as "historic" and promised that the Duke, who assumed full-time royal duties previous year after stepping down from his role as an air ambulance pilot, would be received with "enthusiasm".
  • Rassie Erasmus appointed Springbok coach

    Rassie Erasmus appointed Springbok coach

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    Erasmus defended the appointment of Stick, insisting he had the right pedigree to be a Springbok assistant coach . In the last two seasons, the dual former World Cup winners won only 11 of 25 Tests under Coetzee and twice conceded 57 points against greatest rivals New Zealand.
  • House Republicans Reportedly Leaked Democratic Senator's Texts To Fox News

    House Republicans Reportedly Leaked Democratic Senator's Texts To Fox News

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    The leaked communication also appears to fall in line with Warner's duties on the intelligence committee. Both the timing of the Fox News report and markings on the documents they published indicated to the Senate committee that Republicans on the House committee were behind the leak, the sources told the Times .
  • U.S. calls Russian Federation idea of Syria humanitarian corridors 'a joke'

    U.S. calls Russian Federation idea of Syria humanitarian corridors 'a joke'

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    Regime-backer Russian Federation on Monday ordered a daily "humanitarian pause" of the enclave and said it was guaranteeing civilians safe passage to flee. Mark Lowcock, the United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said there has been no change in the situation around the opposition-held enclave in the Damascus suburbs despite a cease-fire resolution Saturday.
  • White House Hit With Several Shocking Reports In Less Than A Day

    White House Hit With Several Shocking Reports In Less Than A Day

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    Kushner, who left his role at the family company upon taking a job in the White House, met with Joshua Harris , one of the founders of Apollo Global Management, several times at the White House early past year as Harris was advising the administration on infrastructure, according to the New York Times .
  • Couples clutching AR-15s exchange, renew wedding vows

    Couples clutching AR-15s exchange, renew wedding vows

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    Followers of the offshoot from the Unification Church came with their AR-15s which they believe are the rod of iron mentioned in the bible. The church, which has a worldwide following, has oftentimes been described as a cult. In all, several hundred attended, with rifles in tow. "Hose said his family was involved in a similar church run by the Moon family in the 90's, but left after his mother was accidentally shot and left paralyzed from the waist down".
  • Officials confiscate gun from student at Hubert Middle School

    Officials confiscate gun from student at Hubert Middle School

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    At around 2:30 p.m., police said a Bayside Middle School student was receiving medical attention and no other students are affected. Members of the Central Saanich Police Department, the RCMP and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team were still on scene searching the grounds as parents/guardians were directed to pick up their children in the school's cafeteria.
  • Texas coach doesn't want Colorado athletes

    Texas coach doesn't want Colorado athletes

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    Texas Wesleyan baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat has been fired by the school after comments about players from Colorado and the state's policy on marijuana. The Houston Chronicle has confirmed the veracity of the email sent to Cherokee Trail High School senior outfielder Gavin Bell. In 2012, Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana use.
  • Australia bat first in Durban series opener against South Africa

    Australia bat first in Durban series opener against South Africa

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    The comparative slowness of the surface was instructive. South Africa's captain injured his finger during the ODI series against India, and will enter the Tests without anything in the way of match practice. Ball-tracking replays suggested the sharp-turning delivery was missing leg stump by some margin, although not everybody was convinced. Barely another turned all day, but the anomaly may have played a part in two later dismissals.
  • White House denies national security adviser McMaster is departing

    White House denies national security adviser McMaster is departing

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    The White House had no immediate reaction and said it had no personnel announcements. NBC reported that a senior executive at USA automaker Ford, Stephen Biegun , was a possible replacement. "President Trump said that the NBC News story is 'fake news, ' and told McMaster that he is doing a great job", Anton told reporters on Thursday. Trump chided McMaster on Twitter , writing that he "forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians".
  • Pentagon projects calm in face of Putin's nuclear weapons claims

    Pentagon projects calm in face of Putin's nuclear weapons claims

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    Putin's marathon speech came 17 days before a presidential election in which he is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in power. It was impossible to independently verify Putin's claims around the weapons . Still, Russia and the USA have agreed to the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms - the new START treaty that came into force in February 2011.
  • How Steel Tariffs Would Hurt Oil Production

    How Steel Tariffs Would Hurt Oil Production

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    Past year the president launched a Section 232 investigation to find the impacts of steel and aluminum imports. Trump has spoken repeatedly about his desire to impose tariffs. "And every time, american families have suffered". "We need a level playing field or we are going to lose our manufacturing infrastructure and the national security issues that surround having a vibrant, capable manufacturing sector", John Lapides, CEO of United Aluminum.
  • US's North Korea envoy quits after Trump rejects talks with rogue nation

    US's North Korea envoy quits after Trump rejects talks with rogue nation

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    Yun, a former US ambassador to Malaysia, has been the State Department's point-man for its limited contact with the North Korean government through a back channel at the nation's diplomatic mission to the UN in NY. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the denuclearization of North Korea remained the top US national security priority and Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign to bring that about was succeeding.
  • Tampa Bay Schools Prepare For March 14 Walkout Protests

    Tampa Bay Schools Prepare For March 14 Walkout Protests

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    They said their hearts go out to the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. A loaded gun was found at Henry Clay High School on Thursday, Fayette County Public Schools confirm. Prior to February 14 several bills were before our General Assembly that would ban bump stocks, allow family members and law enforcement to request protective orders for the removal of firearms from risky individuals, and remove firearms from certain individuals suffering from mental illness.
  • Heineken optimistic on NAFTA revamp, opens new Mexico brewery

    Heineken optimistic on NAFTA revamp, opens new Mexico brewery

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    Mexico is the number-one market for US dairy product exports, accounting for roughly one-fourth of total USA exports. He also suggested the heavy capital investment now underway in the US chemical and plastics sectors could suffer because the United States would be less competitive globally.
  • Evangelist talks encounters with Rev. Billy Graham, Graham Organization

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    Graham had personal audiences with many sitting USA presidents from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama. Graham's writings and words show that he had a higher view of diversity than numerous leaders now honored with statues in the U.S. "And like the faithful of Charlotte once did, today we say a prayer for our country that all across this land the Lord will rise up men and women like Billy Graham to spread a message of love and hope to every precious child of God", the President said, praising ...
  • Jared Kushner dealings raise new questions about conflicts of interest

    Jared Kushner dealings raise new questions about conflicts of interest

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    A spokesman for Apollo said Harris had no involvement in the company's decision to loan the money to Kushner. Although the loan was one of the largest Kushner Companies received previous year, Citigroup lent the firm and one of its partners $325 million to help finance a group of office buildings in Brooklyn, according to the report .
  • Ex-Google Employee Files Sexual Harassment Suit

    Ex-Google Employee Files Sexual Harassment Suit

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    Lee says she was responsible for coding the first Google company-wide contest and frequently received excellent performance reviews. While working for the Silicon Valley goliath from 2008 to 2016 on its Los Angeles and Mountain View campuses, she endured on a daily basis creepy propositions and harassment by male colleagues, it was claimed, and then had her complaints ignored or met with hostility by management.
  • Egypt says 2 officers killed during anti-militant operation

    Egypt says 2 officers killed during anti-militant operation

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    The statement, which was broadcast on state television, did not say how the officers had been killed except to say they were slain during "military operations". The mother told a pro-Muslim Brotherhood TV channel based in Turkey on Tuesday that her daughter had been "forced under torture" to appear on the talk show.
  • China to take measures against United States aluminum duties

    China to take measures against United States aluminum duties

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    In the anti-subsidy investigation process, the Department of Commerce identified Chinese suppliers of raw materials and financial institutions as public institutions, which Wang said let to the department "mistakenly" imposing a high anti-subsidy rate without evidence.
  • First Warning Forecast: Rain moves out, strong winds move in

    First Warning Forecast: Rain moves out, strong winds move in

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    The strongest winds will be Friday afternoon through Friday evening, NWS said. However, rain, snow, and wind impacts will extend well inland, including over the greater New York City area. Get everyone safely out of your house. Accumulating snow is possible in extreme western Maryland Thursday night into Friday . Rough surf and beach erosion is likely.