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The alliance between bitter rivals-Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)-helped upstage the BJP. Thus, despite a potentially existential threat from the expansion of the BJP, the parties did not set about working together - even though the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Janata Dal (United) had managed to turn that into a winning anti-BJP formula in Bihar in 2015, only for the Janata Dal (United) to break off the alliance previous year.
  • Shots reported at Northwestern University dorm

    Shots reported at Northwestern University dorm

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    Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told reporters that someone called in at 2:17 p.m. and said he had shot his girlfriend in the area of Emerson and Maple. Seek shelter if in the area. No gun was found at the scene. Evanston Police tweeted earlier in the day that there was reports of shots fired at Emerson Street and Maple Avenue.
  • Fear of trade war sends global equities into a tailspin

    Fear of trade war sends global equities into a tailspin

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    Trade Act of 1974 that started previous year during August, could come soon. Washington's move to target Chinese firms comes amid allegations of intellectual property theft. The White House recently urged the top economic adviser of Chinese President Xi Jinping to come up with a plan for reducing that number. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, seen as a free-trade proponent, replacing him with the more hawkish former Central Intelligence ...
  • Oklahoma plans to resume executions, with inert gas or nitrogen

    Oklahoma plans to resume executions, with inert gas or nitrogen

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    The announcement by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh is still somewhat preliminary, as no execution protocol for using nitrogen gas has been created. The DOC is working to develop a protocol and procedures for future executions. In 2014, the execution of Clayton Lockett gained global attention when he kicked, writhed and grimaced for 20 minutes before his execution was called off; he died of a heart attack not long after.
  • Justin Trudeau visiting Hamilton to show support for steel workers

    Justin Trudeau visiting Hamilton to show support for steel workers

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    Trudeau made the comments in an early-morning appearance Tuesday on Hamilton television station CHCH before visits to steel mills in the Ontario city. Trudeau's cross country tour continues with stops planned Wednesday in Sault Ste. "The exemption represented a positive step in the right direction but we still have a lot more work to do", Trudeau told the room full of aluminum workers.
  • SP leads in Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur by over 19000 votes

    SP leads in Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur by over 19000 votes

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    The bypolls were necessitated after Adityanath and Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively, following their election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. In the two assembly by-polls in Bihar, the RJD won the Jehanabad Assembly seat while the BJP bagged the Bhabhua Assembly seat. In 2014 LS elections, SP had won five seats with 22.35 percent vote share, while BSP could not win a single seat despite polling 19.77 percent votes.
  • The happiest place on Earth is Finland

    The happiest place on Earth is Finland

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    Israel has retained its spot as the 11th happiest country in the world for the fifth year running, according to the United Nations' annual "World Happiness Report ", published Wednesday . The Report ends on a different tack, with a focus on three emerging health problems that threaten happiness: obesity, the opioid crisis, and depression.
  • Australia negotiates USA tariff exemption, but terms unclear

    Australia negotiates USA tariff exemption, but terms unclear

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    Trump signed an order last Thursday to slap a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum with exemptions for Canada and Mexico . Although the U.S. does not import a large quantity of steel from China, the Asian country's unprecedented industry expansion in the past decade has added to global surpluses of steel, thus driving down metal prices.
  • More Countries May Be Exempted From Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

    More Countries May Be Exempted From Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

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    What he heard directly from the president echoed public remarks from Trump's administration: the US trade czar recently said he wants a new NAFTA concluded within weeks, because of upcoming elections in the different countries. "The exemptions aren't a magical favour that was being done", Trudeau later said in an interview with US television's CNBC. In seeking to win a respite from the tariffs, American allies tried a mix of persuasion, threats, personal appeals, and diplomatic leverage.
  • DNC Staffer's Family Sues Fox News Over Retracted Article About His Killing

    DNC Staffer's Family Sues Fox News Over Retracted Article About His Killing

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    In May, a D.C. Fox station published a report that claimed the staffer's computer showed he had been in touch with WikiLeaks before he died and had leaked thousands of emails to the site. The lawsuit claims that Malia Zimmerman , the Fox News reporter, and Ed Butowsky , a businessman, schemed together to invent a "sham" smear campaign about their son Seth Rich's death.
  • Gujarat MLAs clash over Asaram ashram deaths

    Gujarat MLAs clash over Asaram ashram deaths

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    The Speaker, while pronouncing his order, severely reprimanded the legislators, calling their act goondaism and said that he wanted to set a precedent so that no other legislator in the future would dare commit such a crime. Later, Mr. Der attacked BJP MLAs. As both Congress and BJP members started shouting, Dudhat rushed to the front while exchanging heated words with BJP MLA Jagdish Panchal.
  • Conflicting reports over why signing of IPP deals halted

    Conflicting reports over why signing of IPP deals halted

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    Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says a new date for the signing of 27 renewable energy projects will be announced following a court decision later this month. Meanwhile the minister maintains that the signing of the 27 projects will contribute significantly to job creation across the value chain including the reestablishment of industrial development and support to the technical training of young people to be absorbed in the labour market.
  • Tourist Walks Into The Red Sea And Casually Gives Birth

    Tourist Walks Into The Red Sea And Casually Gives Birth

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    A newborn baby got quite the unique start to life after its mum gave birth in the Red Sea in Egypt , before being carried by two men out of the water and onto the beach. The couple and the elderly doctor who assisted with the birth, are reportedly Russian. Social media users praised the woman for her apparent "beauty" and "easiness" during the baby's water birth.
  • Illegal telephone exchange scam: Maran brothers acquitted

    Illegal telephone exchange scam: Maran brothers acquitted

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    A CBI special court has discharged Kalanithi and Dayanidhi Maran in the illegal telephone exchange case. Former BSNL General Manager K Brahmanathan, former Deputy General manager M P Velusamy, Dayanidhi Maran's Private Secretary Gauthaman were also let go free.
  • Khaleda Zia granted bail in corruption case

    Khaleda Zia granted bail in corruption case

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    Court officials said the bail was granted after reviewing the case documents received from the trial court. The High Court approved the petition for bail considering Zia's age, her health and the fact that an appeal was pending in the case, bdnews24.com reported.
  • Ben Carson Lied About His Dining Room Set For No Reason

    Ben Carson Lied About His Dining Room Set For No Reason

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    The gotcha report comes just weeks after Carson denied ordering the expensive furniture set, saying he was not the one to blame. "I have requested that the order be canceled". Carson followed up with a statement a few days later in March claiming he was "surprised as anyone to find out that a $31,000 dining set had been ordered".
  • Met Office issues snow and ice alert for Tayside

    Met Office issues snow and ice alert for Tayside

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    Mr Bowles told Metro.co.uk: 'It's not likely to be anything like as bad as two weeks ago, but we could see between 2cm and 5cm of snow'. Parts of England and Scotland may face more snow towards the end of the week, with cold winds from the east set to strike again.
  • Irish pageant, parade highlight O'Neill celebration

    Irish pageant, parade highlight O'Neill celebration

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    The Sydney Opera House turns green on March 17 each year, and so does the rest of the city. Other Saturday lectures include information on Irish genealogy at 3 p.m. Celebrating the feast of St. Patrick is very much an all-day affair at James Joyce in Harbor East, where the doors open at 7 a.m. Saturday and won't close until 2 a.m.
  • Sessions to fire FBI's McCabe before he retires?

    Sessions to fire FBI's McCabe before he retires?

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    The recommendation from the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility came after an internal report by the Justice Department's inspector general accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation veteran of misleading investigators looking into an array of matters connected to the 2016 presidential campaign , the source said.
  • Winter Storm Warning In Effect Tuesday Evening

    Winter Storm Warning In Effect Tuesday Evening

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    The N.C. Department of Transportation reported that black ice had begun to form in parts of the Triangle during rush hour. With spring just a week away, this should be our last brush with accumulating snow for winter. Scattered snow showers will continue on and off through the day Wednesday , with most areas seeing well under an inch of snow. Highs in the mid 30s and wind chills in the upper 20s.
  • Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

    Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

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    Another coastal low is possible by the middle of next week. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Highs will be in the mid 50s, and southwest winds will increase from 10 to 20 miles per hour to between 20 and 30 miles per hour in the afternoon.
  • Lumentum to Acquire Oclaro

    Lumentum to Acquire Oclaro

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    The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The transaction values Oclaro at $9.99 per share or approximately $1.8 billion in equity value, based on the closing price of Lumentum's stock on March 9, 2018, of $68.98.
  • Three-peat: Another major winter storm batters the Northeast

    Three-peat: Another major winter storm batters the Northeast

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    Joe Rotella ducked into a train station as he tried to find his way to a hotel that's hosting a convention where he's speaking. The service's Taunton, Massachusetts, office said on Twitter late Tuesday morning that automated observing sites in Hyannis, Falmouth, and Plymouth recorded three consecutive hours of blizzard conditions despite some missing observations due to a power loss.
  • Claire Foy was paid less than male co-star on

    Claire Foy was paid less than male co-star on "The Crown"

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    However, critics say this could only explain the first season - before Foy won a host of awards and nominations for the role. Also, if Foy had previously worked on an award-winning mini-series, shouldn't her compensation on The Crown reflected that work? Producers point to Smith's starring role in " Doctor Who " - he played the sci-fi hit's Eleventh Doctor from 2010 to 2014 - as the reason for him making more than Foy.
  • LeBron James: 'I'm Like Fine Wine, I Get Better With Age'

    LeBron James: 'I'm Like Fine Wine, I Get Better With Age'

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    James has one other triple-double against Suns . Phoenix last beat Cleveland on January 13, 2015. The cameraman pointed out they should play on the same team, and James laughed. Fans near courtside included Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, Chargers Pro Bowl receiver Keenan Allen, Rams All-Pro running back Todd Gurley, comedians Jerrod Carmichael and Marlon Wayans and former Lakers forward Lamar Odom.
  • Dem operatives fume after Hillary disses Trump voters

    Dem operatives fume after Hillary disses Trump voters

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    Allies of the former presidential candidate have suggested she lay low and not make statements unless they are absolutely necessary. The doctors said the Democratic Party candidate in the 2016 USA presidential polls had a sprain in her hand and was given required treatment.
  • Grab offering loans, insurance with new fintech platform

    Grab offering loans, insurance with new fintech platform

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    Tan made the announcement at Money 20/20 Asia, which kicked off today in Singapore. Grab , which started as a taxi-hailing app firm and competes with Uber, has been expanding into financial services over the last two years, partly by acquiring companies.
  • Microsoft's Adding new Data Centers in Europe and the Middle East

    Microsoft's Adding new Data Centers in Europe and the Middle East

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    In Switzerland, data centers will be opened in Geneva and Zurich, and are a response to Microsoft's "engagement with financial institutions and regulators in Switzerland". The company is collaborating with Etisalat Digital, a business unit of Etisalat, to provide provide consulting, migration and managed services to and sees "tremendous potential" for adoption of services from its new datacenters.
  • Russia doubts US nominee to replace Tillerson will take softer approach: RIA

    Russia doubts US nominee to replace Tillerson will take softer approach: RIA

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    Refusing to risk his credibility, Tillerson did not deny it. US-African relations over the last year-and-a-half of the Trump administration have already been a challenge to understand because a lot of the key roles were not filled. "There's nobody to be a check and balance on Trump. So, we will see". Mr Tillerson was said to have repeatedly complained about a perceived invasion of his territory by Mr Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
  • Afrin siege ring to be completed 'tonight': Erdogan

    Afrin siege ring to be completed 'tonight': Erdogan

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    A joint Turkish and Syrian rebel attack on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin has drawn Kurdish fighters away from the US -led coalition fight against ISIS and into an alliance with Assad against Turkey. and Turkish soldiers will joint ensure its security". In a disagreement that has become characteristic of USA and Russian involvement in Syria , Washington claimed that it had used a previously established de-confliction line to warn Russia of the attack.
  • Morrisons Profits Jump 11% As Sales Continue To Rise

    Morrisons Profits Jump 11% As Sales Continue To Rise

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    The retailer's margin rose from £337 million at the beginning of 2017 to £374m, following a 2.8 per cent sales increase. "Morrisons is now entering its third consecutive year of growth", the group's chairman Andrew Higginson commented in the statement.
  • Iconic Store Toys 'R' Us to Shut Up Shop in UK

    Iconic Store Toys 'R' Us to Shut Up Shop in UK

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    Today (March 14) staff were informed that no buyer had been found and so they would need to start the hunt for new jobs. But they said: "While this process has generated some interest, unfortunately it has not been possible to secure a sale".
  • Students set to walk out, rally for gun control Wednesday

    Students set to walk out, rally for gun control Wednesday

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    Others were to hold demonstrations in school gyms or on football fields. "I don't see our kids walking out as much I do foresee them sitting in", Holt said. This nationwide action is one of several protests planned for coming weeks. Bill Nolte, interim superintendent for Haywood County Schools, is leaving the decision on how to mark the day up to each school principal.
  • The internet can't get over this Chinese journalist's dramatic eye-roll

    The internet can't get over this Chinese journalist's dramatic eye-roll

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    The reason - a dramatic, very obvious and exasperated eye-roll she gave to a fellow journalist at a press conference that went viral in China after it was broadcast live on state media. Later on Tuesday the Chinese government issued an "urgent notice" banning the media from discussing the episode. "The transformation of the responsibility of supervision for state assets is a topic of universal concern".
  • Evacuations ordered ahead of next Southern California storm

    Evacuations ordered ahead of next Southern California storm

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    Those in the mandatory evacuation area must relocate by 8 p.m. tonight. Significant snowfall totals are expected at the higher elevations. Authorities said revised expectations for Tuesday's storm were below the 1/4-inch-per-hour rainfall threshold for debris flows.
  • National Geographic Editor Admits: 'Our Coverage Was Racist'

    National Geographic Editor Admits: 'Our Coverage Was Racist'

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    Its archives are loaded with pictures of brown-skinned "natives" gazing in apparent awe at Western technology, articles referring to tribal peoples as "savages", and of course many, many photos of bare-breasted Pacific island women striking vaguely seductive poses.
  • Court Says Texas Ban On So-Called Sanctuary Cities Can Stand For Now

    Court Says Texas Ban On So-Called Sanctuary Cities Can Stand For Now

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    Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. "We are going to confront risky sanctuary cities", Trump said during his visit. The measure proposes to prohibit local authorities from limiting their cooperation with federal immigration agencies and calls on local police to respond promptly to Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) detainer requests.
  • Canada, Mexico will be temporarily exempted from US metals tariffs

    Canada, Mexico will be temporarily exempted from US metals tariffs

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    He suggested in an earlier meeting with his Cabinet that Australia and "other countries" might be spared, a shift that could soften the global blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners. "There is no question that the Chinese are dumping steel and it's having a dramatic negative impact on American jobs". "The declining steel capacity utilization rate is not economically sustainable", the U.S.