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Exports contribute significantly to the U.S. economy, today representing 12.3 percent of U.S. GDP. On July 1 Mexico will choose a new president, and the campaign will begin in earnest next month. Students seem to get it, and then you ask them a question that requires them to apply it. Teaching has its many disappointments. "We're comfortable with the economic impact", he said of the tariffs.
  • Britain Sets Northern Ireland Budget Amid Power-Sharing Impasse

    Britain Sets Northern Ireland Budget Amid Power-Sharing Impasse

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    When Ms Bradley's predecessor, James Brokenshire, passed a budget in November he was enacting draft spending plans already formulated by devolved ministers. Households in Northern Ireland are set to hit with the largest increase on regional rates in more than a decade. In online advertisements emblazoned with both the DUP and Conservative Party logos, the party drew attention to the money which it had secured for public services in Northern Ireland.
  • Judge Says No To Extending Ontario PC Leadership Vote

    Judge Says No To Extending Ontario PC Leadership Vote

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    If they received their voter pin on time they could vote in the online ranked ballot. The deadline for PC members to vote was Friday at noon. But Radnoff and a lawyer appearing for Granic Allen argued that the cut-off issue is a technicality that could be easily addressed, and shouldn't be held against Tories who did not get an opportunity to vote.
  • China firmly opposes U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum — China Focus

    China firmly opposes U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum — China Focus

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    The decision, he said, came as a result of Trump's new tariffs . Canada is the biggest source of United States steel imports, while Mexico is in the top five, meaning a significant share of imports will be exempt from the tariffs. The tariffs would "seriously impact the normal order of global trade", China's commerce ministry said. The problem is they would probably have unintended consequences that could hurt the economy.
  • Canada appoints first female RMCP commissioner

    Canada appoints first female RMCP commissioner

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    The depot division is responsible for training new cadets. The previous commissioner, Bob Paulson, retired last June after more than five years in the job. Regina-Wascana MP and Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said internal challenges like abuses of power, allegations of racial bias, infringements on civil liberties, bullying and workplace harassment have harmed the RCMP's reputation and damaged the moral of its members.
  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards - 3/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards - 3/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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    Gentry says Davis went through pregame drills to test his ankle and did not appear ready to return from the injury, which occurred in the third quarter of Wednesday night's victory at Sacramento. New Orleans fell behind by as many as 19 points during a dismal first half in which the Pelicans missed all 10 of their 3-point attempts, turned the ball over 10 times and did not have a single offensive rebound.
  • Pakistan urges India to stop killing Kashmiri civilians

    Pakistan urges India to stop killing Kashmiri civilians

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    Speaking at the 37th session of UN human rights council ( UNHRC ), she said, "In gross violation of UN Security Council resolution 1267, the UN designated terrorists like Hafiz Mohammed Saeed are freely operating with State support, and the UN designated entities are being politically mainstreamed in Pakistan ".
  • Manslaughter charges filed in death of Huffman High School student

    Manslaughter charges filed in death of Huffman High School student

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    Barber, who had been held in the Birmingham City Jail since being released from the hospital, was moved Friday to the Jefferson County Jail, where his bail had been set at $75,300. The police are investigating. A third person, who is not a student, was injured, but it is unknown to what extent. School was dismissing for the day when the gunfire erupted.
  • Buddhists, Muslims clash in Sri Lanka

    Buddhists, Muslims clash in Sri Lanka

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    Sangakkara took to twitter and said that "it is unfair to target anyone on the basis of ethnicity or religion". Love, trust and acceptance should be our common mantra. He said victims accused the police and the elite police Special Task Force of just looking on while they were targeted. "It is saddening if this is true".
  • Russian spy: Foreign minister says Russia willing to help in inquiry

    Russian spy: Foreign minister says Russia willing to help in inquiry

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    A BuzzFeed News investigation says that USA spy agencies had linked 14 deaths to Russian Federation — but United Kingdom police shut down the cases. Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer, was convicted in his home country in 2006 of spying for Britain and released in 2010 as part of a spy swap.
  • Ex-Trump aide emerges from grand jury

    Ex-Trump aide emerges from grand jury

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    Nunberg, who was sacked from the Trump campaign in August 2015, was interviewed by Mueller's investigators in February as part of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. Trump has repeatedly decried the investigation as a "witch hunt" and there have been some reports about how people around the President, including his lawyers, have been talking about when Mueller might wrap this up.
  • US State Department Issues Travel Alert To Playa Del Carmen

    US State Department Issues Travel Alert To Playa Del Carmen

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    Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico". But it did say that "we do not have information relating the ferry explosion to the security threat in Playa del Carmen". Five people were killed outside a Playa del Carmen nightclub in a shooting that took place in January, 2017. After that, the U.S. Embassy barred employees from taking the ferries to Cozumel, one of the world's busiest cruise ship ports of call.
  • Some states are betting that the Supreme Court will legalize sports wagers

    Some states are betting that the Supreme Court will legalize sports wagers

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    The traction gained a year ago by the New Jersey sports betting case (Christie vs NCAA ) appears to have served as a catalyst for more states to push for legal sports betting . If allowed, Bonacic feels that sports betting would be a good revenue enhancer for education needs of the state. The Legislature passed the sports betting bill in anticipation of the possibility that the U.S.
  • Trump's military parade will be without tanks

    Trump's military parade will be without tanks

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    It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington - though he may get no tanks for the effort. Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets. But to minimise damage to roads it will not include tanks, a Pentagon memo released on Friday said. It added that the parade would focus on the contributions of US military veterans throughout history, starting from the American Revolutionary War.
  • Study says bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart

    Study says bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart

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    Earhart disappeared during an attempted flight around the world in 1937, and the search for an answer to what happened to her and her navigator has captivated the public for decades. Jantz used information based on Earhart's body measurements compared to the Nikumaroro bones. "To address the question of whether the Nikumaroro bones match estimates of Amelia Earhart's bone lengths, I compare Earhart's bone lengths with the Nikumaroro bones using Mahalanobis distance", said ...
  • Sensex ends marginally lower on late sell-off

    Sensex ends marginally lower on late sell-off

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    Power stocks Adani Transmission (down 2.85 per cent), Suzlon Energy (down 2 per cent), Reliance Power (down 1.76 per cent), PTC India (down 1.64 per cent) and KEC International (down 0.95 per cent) were down during afternoon trade on Friday.
  • Logic Releases New Mixtape 'Bobby Tarantino II'

    Logic Releases New Mixtape 'Bobby Tarantino II'

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    Young Sinatra is featured on "Warm It Up", while 2 Chainz drops some trap on "State of Emergency". The trio began with " 44 More ", a possible nod to " 44 Bars " from the Bobby Tarantino album - which probably should have been our first clue.
  • Female drunk driver accused of killing a man and unborn kid

    Female drunk driver accused of killing a man and unborn kid

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    The crash killed Fabian Moreno Guerrero, a passenger in the other vehicle, and injured his wife Kristian Guerrero, who was pregnant. The trial is ongoing, but since Elliott pled guilty in front of the jury, they have been instructed to return a guilty verdict on the two counts of intoxication manslaughter and then she will be sentenced .
  • No Vote On Pension Bill As Teachers, State Workers Protest

    No Vote On Pension Bill As Teachers, State Workers Protest

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    Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md. Kentucky teachers are not fighting for a pay raise but are asking lawmakers not to change their retirement benefits. Retirees like Meg Judd said teachers depend on those raises to keep up with rising expenses. "We've stood by and watched the federal government sit idly while innocent children continue to lose their lives", said Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) in a statement.
  • French president Emmanuel Macron arrives in India, greeted by PM Modi

    French president Emmanuel Macron arrives in India, greeted by PM Modi

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    Maritime security and counter-terrorism will be high on the agenda among a number of other bilateral issues when French President Emmanuel Macron comes on a four-day visit to India starting Friday during the course of which he will also co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance.
  • Chrystia Freeland Demands Professor's Widow Be Allowed To Leave Iran

    Chrystia Freeland Demands Professor's Widow Be Allowed To Leave Iran

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    Iranian authorities have said Seyed-Emami's death was a suicide, but the family and others have questioned that finding. This undated photo provided by the family of the late Iranian-Canadian professor Kavous Seyed-Emami, shows him, right, and his wife, Maryam Mombeini, in an unidentified place in Iran .
  • Government to split Air India's debt ahead of stake sale

    Government to split Air India's debt ahead of stake sale

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    Choubey also expressed optimism that the amendment to the AAI Act will be moved in the current budget session. Replying to a query, he said, the Assam government has come forward to provide Rs 100 crore per annum for three years to start global destinations to Southeast Asia under the Udan scheme and the ministry will help the state in conducting bidding process and other related issues.
  • Brian O'Driscoll backs Ireland for Six Nations Grand Slam

    Brian O'Driscoll backs Ireland for Six Nations Grand Slam

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    Ireland can't let itself be affected by possible distractions as it did previous year when it lost to Scotland , captain Rory Best said on Friday. The Irish team bus was 15 minutes late to the ground and the visitors never got going on the pitch as Scotland raced into 21-5 lead spearheaded by a brace from Stuart Hogg.
  • Northeast wakes up to deep snow, power outages

    Northeast wakes up to deep snow, power outages

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    Kennedy International Airport reported 467 cancellations as of 2 p.m. while LaGuardia reported 587 cancellations, according to the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey . Some 100,000 homes and businesses in the region remain without power. Snowfall rates are expected to tick up to one or two inches per hour, and at least six inches are expected in New Jersey , Connecticut , Rhode Island, Massachusetts , New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine , eastern Pennsylvania , and eastern NY by the end of ...
  • GCCS making plans for students to participate in National School

    GCCS making plans for students to participate in National School

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    The Florida Education Association, the state's teachers union, had urged Scott to strike down the bill's provision that would establish the Feis Guardian program arming school staff, which was named after an assistant football coach at Stoneman Douglas who was killed while shielding students from the shooter.
  • US, Australia working quickly on a 'security agreement' to avoid 232 tariffs

    US, Australia working quickly on a 'security agreement' to avoid 232 tariffs

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    Mr Trump tweeted that he had spoken to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who was "committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship". The announcement sparked talk of a trade war and fears the Australian mining industry would be placed under even more pressure as it attempts to compete with some of the world's biggest exporters.
  • Immigration arrest of mother of 3 in National City raises concerns

    Immigration arrest of mother of 3 in National City raises concerns

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    Video of a woman being pulled away from her weeping daughters on a California street and shoved into a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle has sparked criticism of the way federal agents are enforcing immigration laws. Morales-Luna is in Border Patrol custody and is awaiting transfer to ICE for deportation. An attorney for Morales-Luna did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Offense Final Four-caliber in win over Louisville

    Offense Final Four-caliber in win over Louisville

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    Trent Forrest and P.J. Savoy each scored 14 points and Phil Cofer added 12 as the Seminoles flirted with some March magic before falling to the Louisville Cardinals , 82-74, here at the Barclays Center . "Our entire body of work and all the adversity we've been through this year, we still believe we're playing great ball, and nobody wants to see us, in the country".
  • Medical Group Says More Than 1000 Dead In Eastern Ghouta

    Medical Group Says More Than 1000 Dead In Eastern Ghouta

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    Eastern Ghouta's 400,000 inhabitants have lived under government siege since 2013 and the enclave - more than half of which has over the past three weeks been retaken by regime forces - is home to a myriad of armed groups. The group says the decision was made in consultation with a delegation that entered with a United Nations aid convoy. The rebels in Eastern Ghouta are not one cohesive group.
  • Conte, Pochettino top manager choices for PSG

    Conte, Pochettino top manager choices for PSG

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    Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted Friday he still believed in the Qatari owners' blueprint for the club but refused to speculate whether he would be part of their plans. I am not anxious about my future. PSG lost 3-1 away at Madrid and 2-1 at the Parc des Princes, completing a 5-2 aggregate defeat that means that they are now only fighting for Ligue 1, the Coupe de la Ligue and the Coupe de France .
  • Survivors of school shooting in Florida to perform at Carnegie Hall

    Survivors of school shooting in Florida to perform at Carnegie Hall

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    He wants to make sure that if somebody is potentially harmful to themselves or other people that we have the ability to expedite that process", press secretary Sarah Sanders said. "Under the amendment, proposed by Sen". Plus, an active shooter situation requires much more training than simply going to a gun range, he says. Many Democrats say they are reluctant to support the proposal, because it does nothing to ban high-powered weapons.
  • BAE Systems inks Saudi deal for 48 Typhoon fighter jets

    BAE Systems inks Saudi deal for 48 Typhoon fighter jets

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    Friday's meeting is expected to include talks on the sale of up to 48 Typhoon fighter jets made by British firm BAE Systems - a multi-billion pound deal which has been under discussion for years but has proven tough to seal. Women in Saudi Arabia are celebrating a new found right this International Women's Day. jogging in the streets. "I also applaud the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, the Saudi Arabian Golf Federation and everyone at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club for their ...
  • 'The Sopranos' Will Return Via A New Prequel Movie

    'The Sopranos' Will Return Via A New Prequel Movie

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    Now titled " The Many Saints of Newark ", the prequel movie is set in the era of the Newark riots in the 60s. They were the result of a long-running feeling of disenfranchisement among black people who had been racially profiled, subjected to violence from the authorities, and denied opportunities.
  • Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retiring this summer, GOP senator says

    Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retiring this summer, GOP senator says

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    The Hill notes Kennedy, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, is seen as the "most pivotal justice on the Supreme Court"; his stepping down would give President Trump another opening for a conservative justice. Several candidates are running in the Democratic primary, but the favored one is U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen. "Hiring a full slate of clerks doesn't guarantee that Kennedy is staying", notes the Above the Law blog.
  • Colin Firth's wife admits affair with couple's alleged stalker

    Colin Firth's wife admits affair with couple's alleged stalker

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    However, they felt compelled to come forward after Italian newspaper La Repubblica published details of the ongoing police investigation. "Subsequently, Mr. A spokesman for Italy's Carabinieri police confirmed: "A complaint has been made by the couple to prosecutors and the police have been investigating".
  • Martin Shkreli Set For Sentencing On Securities Fraud

    Martin Shkreli Set For Sentencing On Securities Fraud

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    A recommendation from prosecutors is pending. The sentence, which was less than half what the government asked for but more than the 18 months requested by the defense, came after Shkreli sobbed and begged the NY court for "your honor's mercy".
  • China to make justified response for trade war with US

    China to make justified response for trade war with US

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    It doesn't want to be seen as weak. "They don't want to be seen as a party that is wrecking the worldwide trading system". US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded in a tweet that China cut $US1 billion ($A1.28 billion) from its exports to the US.