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Cambridge Analytica, the company who led data mining and analysis for the Trump campaign , has been suspended from using the Facebook social media platform for the misuse of personal information involving 270,000 people. "Thisisyourdigitallife" promised predictions about a user based on a profiles created through the app. Under policy, this is allowed, but it appears that the creator, a Cambridge psych professor named Dr.
  • Supreme Court stays defamation complaint of Jay Shah against news portal

    Supreme Court stays defamation complaint of Jay Shah against news portal

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    Appearing for the news portal, Kapil Sibbal argued " If journalism is going to be throttled like this, no journalist can ask questions ". It also asked his lawyer to inform the trial court about proceedings pending before the top court and said the magistrate shall take note of it and "may not proceed with the case".
  • Kang calls for continued support from U.S. congressional leaders on Korea issues

    Kang calls for continued support from U.S. congressional leaders on Korea issues

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    Seoul's Foreign Ministry said that during the meeting in Tokyo on Thursday, the South Korean delegation explained the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula related to the recent agreements to hold an inter-Korean summit and a U.S. Senior South Korean officials who travelled to North Korean capital Pyongyang earlier this month and met Mr Kim say he is willing to discuss the North's nuclear weapons programme.
  • Looks Like Russia Behind Skripal's Poisoning in UK

    Looks Like Russia Behind Skripal's Poisoning in UK

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    Former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter are fighting for their lives in hospital after being poisoned by a military grade nerve agent in Salisbury, England. May on Wednesday said Moscow was "culpable" of the attempted murder of Skripal, a Russian spy who sold secrets to the MI6 British intelligence agency and came to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.
  • Here are Thursday's NCAA tournament first-round games

    Here are Thursday's NCAA tournament first-round games

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    In large part due to the second-half scoring draught, the Grizzlies shot just 32.1 percent in the game, including 25 percent in the second half. Hallie Thome has confidence that she can handle anybody in a one-on-one situation. In 23 minutes, Haas added to his stat line, 23 points, 8 rebounds and 1 block with 1 turnover. Even though she didn't have huge numbers, MI coach Kim Barnes Arico emphasized Jillian Dunston's effort, particularly on the defensive end.
  • North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden

    North Korean minister in 'constructive' talks in Sweden

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    The NSC did not respond to a request by The Washington Times for a statement on the development and Mr. Ruggierro, now a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington, flatly declined to comment when reached by telephone Friday.
  • Here is how Arizona's loss destroyed most NCAA Tournament brackets

    Here is how Arizona's loss destroyed most NCAA Tournament brackets

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    Well, Perkins has to clarify that statement. The wide-open, pick-up game shots that Buffalo got against Arizona will not likely be there against UK. Arizona will be in rebuilding mode this offseason with Ayton, Trier and Rawle Alkins headed to the National Basketball Association and a thin recruiting class so far.
  • Guilty verdict for Guam archbishop

    Guilty verdict for Guam archbishop

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    The five-judge apostolic tribunal of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced the verdict on Friday (March 16) but did not specify which allegations the 72-year-old archbishop had been found guilty of, according to the National Catholic Reporter.
  • Continued rain showers and isolated storms to close Friday

    Continued rain showers and isolated storms to close Friday

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    Between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of rain is possible, with more likely in thunderstorms. Differences between computer models in projecting the evolution of the midweek storm have to do with how and when weather disturbances phase, as well as the precise track of a low pressure area along the coast.
  • PA, Medical Marijuana, and Lamb's Victory: Nov. Looks Grim for GOP

    PA, Medical Marijuana, and Lamb's Victory: Nov. Looks Grim for GOP

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    Democrat Conor Lamb still held a slight lead over Republican Rick Saccone on Thursday afternoon, pending a possible recount. Those stands are a warning to Democrats seeking to repeat Lamb's victory: They will have to adopt much more conservative positions than usual to win in November.
  • WWE To Announce WrestleMania 35 This Week?

    WWE To Announce WrestleMania 35 This Week?

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    The stadium has planned an announcement today which may be about Wrestlemania but yesterday WWE tweeted a confirmation about the location of the event. "It really is awesome when you start talking about how excited people get when you say WrestleMania is coming to this region again and when it was coming the first time how excited people got from it", said Van DeVeen, who worked with NYC & Company, the NJ Sports and Exposition Authority, Brooklyn Sport & Entertainment and others on the bid.
  • Michigan State defeats Bucknell 82-78 in NCAA tourney opener

    Michigan State defeats Bucknell 82-78 in NCAA tourney opener

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    The Bisons' first-round foe is Michigan State . Michigan State led just 44-40 at halftime but held the Bison to 10-of-28 shooting in the second. The sophomore will have to play well defensively against Bucknell forwards Foulland (60 percent shooting) and Thomas (60 3-pointers, 2.2 assists) or Izzo will likely pull his top low-post scoring threat again and go with better defenders on the interior.
  • Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats in response

    Russian Federation to expel United Kingdom diplomats in response

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    Putin . "Any reference or mentioning of our President is nothing else but shocking and unpardonable diplomatic misconduct". The measures Great Britain has taken against Russian Federation are a violation of worldwide law and a breach of common sense, he Kremlin spokesman added.
  • North Korea's Sweden visit prompts speculation on USA summit

    North Korea's Sweden visit prompts speculation on USA summit

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    Sweden was one of the first non-communist countries to establish diplomatic relations with North Korea in 1973. Sweden is now a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The talks were to continue on Friday. Ri was originally scheduled to leave on Friday, but has now made a decision to stay for more talks through Sunday, according to SVT Nyheter .
  • Trump Is Likely to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal

    Trump Is Likely to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal

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    Trump appears increasingly likely to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and other world powers despite pressure from Europe . The meeting comes ahead of a May 12 deadline for US President Donald Trump to extended waivers of economic sanctions on Iran. "Two months to go and President Trump will snap back the most powerful economic sanctions against Iran unless there's a real not a fictional fix to the Iran nuclear deal".
  • Israeli Soldiers Killed in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack in West Bank

    Israeli Soldiers Killed in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack in West Bank

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    Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said on Twitter that an "officer and soldier were killed and two soldiers were injured in a car-ramming attack", and that the attack was "deliberate". At least 31 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed since Trump's announcement, which set off major protests. The attack "proves our people's readiness to continue the Jerusalem intifada", Hamas said.
  • Nevada Sen. Heller thanks Trump for support

    Nevada Sen. Heller thanks Trump for support

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    Trump said on Twitter Friday that Heller "is doing a really good job" and should run for Senate unopposed. Dean Heller in return for a Trump endorsement in a House race instead. That seat is being vacated by Democrat Jacky Rosen, who is running against Heller. But while avoiding a primary is a godsend for Heller, Trump's seal of approval is unlikely to help in the general election in a state he narrowly lost in 2016, has large and fast-growing populations of Hispanics and Asian Americans.
  • Pilot is Lone Survivor in Deadly NYC Private Helicopter Crash

    Pilot is Lone Survivor in Deadly NYC Private Helicopter Crash

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    The Mirror reveals that those who died were firefighter Brian McDaniel , 29-year-old Argentine tourist Carla Vallejos Blanca and two helicopter employees, Daniel Thompson and Tristan Hill . "The entire WFAA family is heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of Trevor Cadigan ". Whitely happened to be in NY on vacation with his son when he talked to WFAA anchor Alisha Laventure.
  • US Army Soldiers Swept Up in Avalanche During Mountain Warfare Training

    US Army Soldiers Swept Up in Avalanche During Mountain Warfare Training

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    Army soldiers training in mountain warfare. The sixth soldier returned to duty. The Vermont National Guard said the soldiers were evacuated Wednesday shortly after the avalanche hit around 1 p.m. He said the entire U.S. Army, both active and reserve, and the National Guard, all train at the school. He said ambulances from local emergency response teams helped the soldiers off the mountain and transported five of them to the hospital.
  • Missing teen believed to be in Mexico

    Missing teen believed to be in Mexico

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    After discovering that Esterly had signed her daughter out of school, Luu said she was told by school officials how to contact police and possibly get a restraining order filed against Esterly. Amy's mother said her some of her daughter's personal belongings were missing from her room. "We have been working closely with the police and Amy's family since February 9 and are providing whatever information and assistance we can to assist them", said Susan Mauser, the school's CEO.
  • Russian Federation could announce measures against Britain 'any minute'

    Russian Federation could announce measures against Britain 'any minute'

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    He said: "We agree with the Government's action in relation to Russian diplomats", but warned against a " new Cold War " of "escalating arms spending, proxy conflicts across the globe and a McCarthyite intolerance of dissent". Writing in the Guardian, Mr Corbyn, whose response to the attack has led to criticism from some on his backbenches, said "the evidence points towards Russia" being responsible - but the possibility of gangsters being behind the attack rather than the Kremlin could not be ...
  • Bruce: Rain chances increase for the weekend

    Bruce: Rain chances increase for the weekend

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    Between a quarter to a half of an inch of rain is possible. Winds will also strengthen out of the northeast. The weather service in Huntsville said for north Alabama Monday's hazards could include strong winds and hail. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Sunday looks sunny with a high near 35 and wind gusts up to 23 miles per hour.
  • North Korean minister's visit to Sweden fuels speculation over Trump talks

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    On Friday, he met Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and is expected to hold further discussions with the foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom. "Right now, dialogue is needed and we are happy to have this meeting". Sweden is now a non-permanent member of the Security Council. It added that the council has also "emphasized the need for intensified diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict" and underscored that the "aim of the visit is to contribute to the effective ...
  • Palestinian ramming attack kills 2 Israelis in West Bank

    Palestinian ramming attack kills 2 Israelis in West Bank

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    Earlier the Israeli military referred in a preliminary report to a "ramming incident" near the Jewish settlement of Reihan, west of the Palestinian city of Jenin . Israeli military authorities in the West Bank swiftly announced the "immediate and broad suspension" of all permits for the family of the Palestinian driver.
  • First Undocumented Immigrant Appointed to State Post in California

    First Undocumented Immigrant Appointed to State Post in California

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    An attorney and immigrant rights activist is the first person living in the US illegally to be named to a statewide appointment in the nation's most populous state, California's Senate leader announced Wednesday. Trump also said California Gov. She didn't learn English until high school, but became the first person in her family to graduate from college, according to de Leon's office.
  • US Sanctions Russians for Cyberattacks on Power Grid and Election Meddling

    US Sanctions Russians for Cyberattacks on Power Grid and Election Meddling

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    The announcement follows a lengthy delay that had caused anger on Capitol Hill and raised questions about Trump's willingness to confront Moscow . Eugene Rumer, a former United States national intelligence officer for Russian Federation, suggested Trump's approach may ultimately be guided by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Russian Federation meddled in the election campaign.
  • Spy poisoning: Russian Federation 'underestimates United Kingdom allies'

    Spy poisoning: Russian Federation 'underestimates United Kingdom allies'

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    Russia will expand its own "blacklist" of Americans in response to new USA sanctions announced by the Trump administration, a Russian minister said Friday. Lavrov was speaking in the Kazakh capital Astana following talks on Syria with the foreign ministers of Iran and Turkey. "Any reference or mention of our president in this regard is a shocking and unforgivable breach of diplomatic rules of decent behaviour", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to the agency.
  • President Trump Says 'It Looks Like' Russia Poisoned Ex-Spy

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    Lavrov said Russia would respond "very soon" to Britain's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. Ryabkov said he doesn't want to definitively close the door to dialogue and accused the US of threatening global stability. The US treasury department said the use of a military-grade nerve agent in the Salisbury incident "further demonstrates the reckless and irresponsible conduct of its (Russia's) government".
  • Lawmakers pass Stop School Violence Act

    Lawmakers pass Stop School Violence Act

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    President Donald Trump meanwhile cheered the House vote, tweeting that lawmakers "took major steps toward securing our schools by passing the STOP School Violence Act ". But the "Fix NICS" proposal was coupled with a bill that would greatly expand the ability of Americans to carry concealed weapons across state lines.
  • Special ASEAN summit held in Sydney

    Special ASEAN summit held in Sydney

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    Leaders of the 10 member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) started gathering in the eastern Australian city of Sydney on Friday for a weekend summit focused on security and prosperity. It is also expected that Australia will call on ASEAN nations vulnerable to tailored North Korean efforts to subvert sanctions to maintain maximum pressure.
  • Students at Stephen Decatur High School Participate in Walkout

    Students at Stephen Decatur High School Participate in Walkout

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    At various times over the next 26 minutes, people - ostensibly police, as they are not pixelated like the children are - can be seen at the far corner of the building, behind a pillar in a corridor to the right of the frame and standing near the corridor from which the golf cart emerged.
  • Auto ramming attack kills two Israeli soldiers in West Bank

    Auto ramming attack kills two Israeli soldiers in West Bank

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    Sixty-four percent of respondents said that they had more sympathy with Israelis, tying the previous highs recorded in 1991 and 2013 - though the American population has grown since that time. The Palestinian Authority's favorability ratings have remained relatively stable, with 21% saying they viewed the PA favorably when the question was first asked in 2000.
  • Russian diplomats are ousted from the United Kingdom

    Russian diplomats are ousted from the United Kingdom

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    On Thursday, Ryabkov claimed that Russian Federation had never developed anything like the alleged nerve agent, identified by the British as Novichok . Separately, the United States has announced sanctions against Russian individuals and entities accused of trying to influence the 2016 election and carrying out cyber-attacks.
  • Increased DUI Patrols By Deputies Across The County

    Increased DUI Patrols By Deputies Across The County

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    Patrick's Day weekend beginning Friday evening. In 2016 alone, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving collisions during the St. Patrick's Day holiday period. The app also offers enhanced features, allowing users to search all participating bars and restaurants through out California. Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? "It's no secret that for many alcohol is a major component of this holiday, but we hope people will plan a sober ride home before they go out and make responsible ...
  • At least 10 injured after ski lift malfunctions, sends skiers flying

    At least 10 injured after ski lift malfunctions, sends skiers flying

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    A malfunctioning chairlift plunged a European ski resort into chaos Friday, with skiers tossed from the lift and into the snow. Gudauri , located in northern Georgia , is a well-known ski resort. Emergency ski patrols were dispatched to the scene and a helicopter assisted in transporting the injured to hospital, Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed.
  • European Union leaders to discuss Russian attack on United Kingdom next week -Tusk

    European Union leaders to discuss Russian attack on United Kingdom next week -Tusk

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    He added that Moscow did not rule out extra measures in response to new sanctions for alleged interfering in USA elections and cyber attacks, which Russian Federation denies. "Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council". Russian Federation demanded that Britain hand over samples of the nerve agent for analysis in Moscow and suggested that if Britain was able to identify the chemical, it must also be able to produce it.
  • London withdraws invitation to Russia's Foreign Minister to visit UK

    London withdraws invitation to Russia's Foreign Minister to visit UK

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    Johnson also said he had been heartened by strong expressions of support from the United States and other allies - although it remains unclear whether there will be a coordinated global response to the Novichok attack. Despite this, Ambassador Nikki Haley also declared Wednesday that the United States believes the British narrative. Ms. May's announcement came ahead of an urgent session of the UN Security Council to be held at Britain's behest to discuss the poisoning.
  • Zinke Kamikazes Himself Mocking Congresswoman's Japanese Heritage - 'Oh, Konichiwa'

    Zinke Kamikazes Himself Mocking Congresswoman's Japanese Heritage - 'Oh, Konichiwa'

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    After a pause of her own, Hanabusa reminded the Interior secretary that the term he'd used was premature. After a brief awkward moment, Hanabusa responded: "I think it's still "ohayo gozaimasu, ' ['good morning"] but that's okay". She had asked Zinke whether he would promise to fund $2 million in grants to maintain the internment camps in Hawaii and elsewhere, for historical interest.