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Although overall a single $2 ticket gives a player a one out of 24 chance of winning any prize, the odds of winning the grand prize are a stratospheric one in 302 million. but a giant jackpot has Mega Millions lottery players willing to take a chance at instant wealth. Two of those second-tier prizes were won in Kansas, turning a Pottawatomie County resident and a Lincoln County resident into millionaires.
  • ICE Paves Way To Detain More Pregnant Immigrants

    ICE Paves Way To Detain More Pregnant Immigrants

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    According to the new directive, immigration officers will no longer default to trying to release pregnant women who fall into immigration custody, either because they are undocumented or otherwise subject to deportation. The announcement, made in a memo written by Homan last December but not revealed until Thursday, was condemned by immigrant rights advocates. Two women told the Huffington Post a year ago that they had suffered miscarriages while in detention in immigration jails, and ...
  • Andrew McCabe's GoFundMe Just Broke $400000

    Andrew McCabe's GoFundMe Just Broke $400000

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    Reuters has reported that McCabe kept contemporaneous notes following his conversations with Trump, as well as notes related to former FBI Director James Comey's conversations with Trump. President Trump has repeatedly and harshly criticized McCabe over Twitter, accusing him of being an anti-Trump plant because of Hillary Clinton-tied donations to his wife's failed Virginia state senate campaign in 2015.
  • Leaders recall sacrifice, courage and compassion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday

    Leaders recall sacrifice, courage and compassion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday

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    As christians all over the world celebrate Easter which symbolises the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the paramount ruler of Emohua Kingdom, HRM. Is the stock market open or closed on Good Friday? I can live without regrets and guilt because Jesus handled it! Most scholars believe it was either Friday or Wednesday.
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Easter weekend forecast

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Easter weekend forecast

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    A few showers are likely in the morning through midday on Friday . Targets for daytime highs are 70s for Monday , Tuesday , and Wednesday and cooler 60s for Thursday and Friday . On Thursday , high temperatures across New Jersey ranged from 47 degrees in far North Jersey to 76 degrees in far South Jersey. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
  • Turkey arrests German national trying to cross into Syria: Anadolu

    Turkey arrests German national trying to cross into Syria: Anadolu

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    A Turkish newspaper says an Italian man reported missing in Istanbul has been found dead. Anadolu identified the six people as Cihan Ozkan, Kahraman Demirez, Hasan Huseyin Gunakan, Mustafa Erdem, Osman Karakaya and Yusuf Karabina, and said all were "senior members" of Gulen's network.
  • WH silent over porn star's payment question

    WH silent over porn star's payment question

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    She said she was not all that bothered by what other people thought of her, but had a big issuer with being portrayed as someone who did not tell the truth. Trump just weeks before the 2016 election", he wrote in a 31-page motion. Cohen has said he paid the $130,000 out of his own pocket while asserting Trump never had sex with the porn actress.
  • France's Macron Gives Backing to Syrian Democratic Forces

    France's Macron Gives Backing to Syrian Democratic Forces

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    French President Emmanuel Macron hopes that "a dialogue could be established between the SDF and Turkey with the assistance of France and the global community". Cavusoglu said, echoing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements earlier on Friday. Khaled Eissa, a Kurdish official based in Paris, confirmed that France "will strengthen its military deployment".
  • West Indies cricket team to reach Karachi Saturday night

    West Indies cricket team to reach Karachi Saturday night

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    However, he will not be able to add to his tally at present as he has not been picked for the three-match T20I series against West Indies . Reflecting on the upcoming tour, Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer Jonny Grave said the series would be a major step in the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB ) effort to bring cricket back home.
  • Kosovo arrests 5 Turks linked to opponent of Erdogan

    Kosovo arrests 5 Turks linked to opponent of Erdogan

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    Operation Olive Branch was launched by Turkey on January 20 to remove the PKK/PYD/YPG/KCK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria, which had been a major hideout for the YPG/PKK since 2012 when the Assad regime in Syria left the city to the terror group without putting up a fight.
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    Organisers said it would be peaceful but Israeli officials are wary of a fresh flare-up along the enclave's border. The first day of protest, on March 30, marks Land Day, which commemorates the killing of six protesters by Israeli security forces during demonstrations over land confiscation in 1976.
  • 20 killed in fire on bus of factory workers in Thailand

    20 killed in fire on bus of factory workers in Thailand

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    Chief of Maetor district police station Kritkanok Dan-udom said: "The driver said he saw fire breaking out from the middle of the bus, which then spread quickly". Thailand is estimated to have more than 3 million migrant workers, many of whom come from much poorer neighbour Myanmar. Thailand has the second-highest rate of traffic fatalities in the world after Libya, according to World Health Organization statistics.
  • Where to grab your fish and chips this Easter long weekend

    Where to grab your fish and chips this Easter long weekend

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    Pastor Rick Knight will speak at 2 p.m., followed by door prizes at 2:15 p.m. and bounce houses, Minions and free food at 2:30 p.m. Closed Monday. The Alderney Landing market in Dartmouth and the Halifax Brewery Farmers' Market are also open as usual on Saturday.
  • Israeli soldiers mass on Gaza border ahead of major Palestinian protest

    Israeli soldiers mass on Gaza border ahead of major Palestinian protest

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    She said the total number of Palestinians in the Holy Land, including Israel's large Arab minority, has reached 6.36 million, compared to 6.5 million Jews. It is due to end on May 15, the day Palestinians call the Nakba or "catastrophe", marking the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the conflict surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948.
  • Israeli shelling on Gaza kills Palestinian farmer

    Israeli shelling on Gaza kills Palestinian farmer

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    Hamas has said that Friday's activities would be peaceful and the chief Israeli military spokesman, Brig. "Omar Samour, 27, was martyred and another citizen was wounded as a result of (Israeli) targeting of farmers east of Qarara village", the health ministry said.
  • Cauvery Water Dispute: Tamil Nadu Government Will Move Top Court, Says Minister

    Cauvery Water Dispute: Tamil Nadu Government Will Move Top Court, Says Minister

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    A day after the Cauvery verdict, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said his government would oppose constitution of the board, stating the Supreme Court verdict only mentions a "scheme" and not a board. He said the Tamil Nadu government would move the apex court on the issue. On the other hand, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin, who is also the leader of opposition in the assembly urged the state government to support TDP's no confidence motion.
  • Corbyn Ally Christine Shawcroft Resigns Over Labour Party Anti-Semitism Scandal

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    A Tory MP has written to Jeremy Corbyn to demand "firm action" against a local Labour branch after they promoted claims there is "malicious intent" behind "flimsy accusations of anti-Semitism" within the party. While condemning Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, Corbyn also acknowledged that some criticism of Israel veers into anti-Semitism. The Board of deputies and the JLC oppose both of these'.
  • Sibal acquired land from money launderer: BJP

    Sibal acquired land from money launderer: BJP

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    Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday played down Union Minister Smriti Irani's allegations of striking a deal with a man accused of money laundering in South Africa. "It is sad that a minister in this government is interested in raising non-issues, rather than the real issues of the people", Sibal said to media.
  • Trump Threatens to Hold up KORUS Trade Deal until N. Korea Talks

    Trump Threatens to Hold up KORUS Trade Deal until N. Korea Talks

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    Trump did not clarify how holding back the deal would help the USA during talks with North Korea. White House aides acknowledge that comprehensive infrastructure legislation is unlikely between now and the 2018 midterm elections. President Trump announced his infrastructure plan in February. House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., has said he is planning to address infrastructure "in about five or six different bills", rather than one big package.
  • Darren Lehmann steps down as Australia coach over ball-tampering scandal

    Darren Lehmann steps down as Australia coach over ball-tampering scandal

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    His public announcement, a matter of minutes after he told an already shell-shocked Test squad, was followed by a surreal training session, where the touring party engaged mainly in football and fielding drills while the Wanderers public address system belted out classic Australian songs such as How to Make Gravy by Paul Kelly, Into My Arms by Nick Cave, Reckless by Australian Crawl, Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House and Wide Open Road by The Triffids.
  • Masuk baseball team has reasons to be optimistic

    Masuk baseball team has reasons to be optimistic

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    Since the end of the season Whitaker has racked up numerous awards including first team All-State from the ICGSA, EIAC All-Conference and conference MVP. "I think that was really as difference for us because we were able to move the ball well and communicate well on defense". Both schools are located in NY are NCAA Division II members.
  • Trump Kisses Hope Goodbye as Hicks Departs From White House

    Trump Kisses Hope Goodbye as Hicks Departs From White House

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    Trump has occasionally attempted to summon her by shouting "Hope!" or "Hopey!" when she's not there, CNN reported on Thursday . CNN says the top candidates include Mercedes Schlapp, the White House strategic communications director, and Tony Sayegh, a public-affairs official at the Treasury Department.
  • Woman dies after being hit by falling bricks

    Woman dies after being hit by falling bricks

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    A woman has died in hospital after being hit by a vehicle in South Auckland yesterday. She was understood to have dropped her son off at school across the road from the building site when bricks fell from scaffolding above. She has ended up fighting for life in hospital on her 29th birthday". "The young woman looked very wounded", she said. Emergency services attended the scene and the victim was taken to hosptial in a serious condition.
  • Ethiopia's ruling coalition elects Abiy Ahmed as chairman

    Ethiopia's ruling coalition elects Abiy Ahmed as chairman

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    State-affiliated outlets said Abiye won over 60 percent of all votes in the council. Political unrest has gripped the country since 2015, with anti-government protesters initially demanding land rights before broadening into demonstrations over political and human rights.
  • US says Russia 'should not be acting like a victim' following expulsions

    US says Russia 'should not be acting like a victim' following expulsions

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    It's retaliation for Washington's expulsion of a similar number of Russian diplomats in connection with the suspected poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. Mr Lavrov said other countries that expelled Russians could expect Moscow to respond in kind. He added that those countries that had expelled Russian diplomats had been put under "the greatest pressure of the U.S.
  • WH: 'Nobody Knows' the Peace Plan for Israel, Palestine

    WH: 'Nobody Knows' the Peace Plan for Israel, Palestine

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    These remarks came after a meeting with Russian deputy foreign minister and special envoy of the Russian president to the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov at the AL headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. According to the report, the Hamikdah Betzion (The Temple in Zion) organisation opines that Trump's December 6 declaration recognising Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem set him on a similar path.
  • US to seek social-media information from all visa applicants

    US to seek social-media information from all visa applicants

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    Additionally, applicants would also be asked to provide telephone number, email address and worldwide travel history for the past five years. Under the proposal, visa applicants would be required to provide "identifiers" they've used on social media platforms in the previous five years as well as previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, and global travel.
  • Mattis jokes that he's heard Bolton is the 'devil incarnate'

    Mattis jokes that he's heard Bolton is the 'devil incarnate'

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    President Donald Trump tapped Bolton , a former US ambassador to the United Nations, to serve as his national security chief last week. Bolton responded by laughing as they entered the building. In his 2007 memoir, Bolton wrote that being personally insulted as "human scum" was "probably the highest accolade I received during all my service in the Bush years".
  • US Airstrikes Kill Top Al Qaeda Commander

    US Airstrikes Kill Top Al Qaeda Commander

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    In 2017, seven airstrikes were conducted - all against ISIS targets, AFRICOM told ABC News. AQIM is the local al Qaeda affiliate in North Africa. U.S officials had previously acknowledged the strike, near the town of Ubari, but had said only that two terrorists were killed.
  • Yemen rebel attack on Saudi possible war crime: Amnesty

    Yemen rebel attack on Saudi possible war crime: Amnesty

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    Nauert said the US supported Saudi Arabia's right to defend itself against these missile threats. The rebels targeted King Khaled International airport in Riyadh , Abha airport in Aseer and Najran's airport, according to the Saba news agency and al-Maseera television.
  • Memphis 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination

    Memphis 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination

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    According to the King Centre, founded by Corretta Scott King has denied its association with an award purportedly given to Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari . The Presidency's communicators should have known that those who presented an award to the president were not children of the MLK; it is their duty to know.
  • Sisi heads for landslide win with low turnout

    Sisi heads for landslide win with low turnout

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    Presidential candidate and head of El Ghad Party Moussa Moustafa Moussa said on Thursday that he aims to lead the constructive opposition which works in favor of the Egyptian people because the country needs the cooperation of all political parties in the coming period.
  • Russia-West standoff unravels as Moscow retaliates by expelling 60 USA diplomats

    Russia-West standoff unravels as Moscow retaliates by expelling 60 USA diplomats

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    The White House said Moscow's decision marked a further deterioration in the US-Russia relationship. It is response of Russian government to expulsion by Washington and 26 or countries, 19 of m from European Union, of more than 150 Russian diplomats living in ir territories in retaliation for attempted murder with a chemical agent of ex-spy Sergey Skripa L and her daughter earlier this month in Salisbury, United Kingdom .
  • Russian Federation orders 60 U.S. diplomats out in retaliatory move

    Russian Federation orders 60 U.S. diplomats out in retaliatory move

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    The US had ordered a similar number of diplomats from Russian Federation to leave and the shuttering of one of its consulates as part of an global effort to isolate the country after an ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned in England in a nerve agent attack blamed on Moscow .
  • Russian Federation orders out 60 USA diplomats

    Russian Federation orders out 60 USA diplomats

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    Earlier, Washington had ordered 60 Russia diplomats to leave the country and shut down the Russian consulate general in Seattle . In a statement , Huntsman said there was "no justification" for the move and that it shows Moscow isn't interested in dialogue with the United States about important matters.
  • North Korean supremo Kim Jong-Un on surprise visit to Beijing

    North Korean supremo Kim Jong-Un on surprise visit to Beijing

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    Mr Xi was "not a fan" of the North Korean regime, and was likely to do anything necessary to open up the state. It appears the ban was a result of North Korean officials asking China to "stamp out the abuse", according to the BBC. The visit strengthened Kim's negotiating position in upcoming talks with Washington, decreasing the already remote prospect that the Trump administration could push Pyongyang to adopt Washington's preferred timeline and approach for denuclearization.