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In comparison, last time this year saw highs in the mid 80s. Ahead of the storm, gusty winds will be a concern Saturday from IL to southern MI to western NY - including Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo. In the New York City area, LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports all reported some flight disruptions. Sunday's snow also was the ninth-highest total for any day in the month of April , the weather service said.
  • Why are teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky protesting?

    Why are teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky protesting?

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    But only 34 per cent of teachers in "communities of learning", which were set up by the former National Government to increase collaboration between schools, believe the communities are strengthening their own teaching. "We will notify our parents, staff, etc. each day by 4 p.m.by robo-call, Facebook and our website", Cooper said. Teachers statewide flocked to Oklahoma City, saying concessions made by lawmakers last week aren't almost good enough to support the future of education.
  • Ousted Shulkin rejects White House claim he resigned VA job

    Ousted Shulkin rejects White House claim he resigned VA job

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    When POLITICO asked the White House for comment about the potential legal issues surrounding Shulkin's replacement, spokeswoman Lindsey Walters said in a statement, "Secretary Shulkin resigned from his position as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs ".
  • Migrants in Israel to resettle in Canada, Germany, Italy: Netanyahu

    Migrants in Israel to resettle in Canada, Germany, Italy: Netanyahu

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    An investigation by Hotline for Refugees and Migrants , an NGO based in Israel , found hundreds of African asylum seekers deported "willingly" from Israel had died in torture camps in Libya or drowned at sea. Most arrived in Israel in the second half of the last decade, crossing from Egypt before the route was sealed. Tens of thousands crossed the porous desert border before Israel completed a barrier in 2012 that stopped the influx.
  • Alibaba Group (BABA) Given a $218.00 Price Target by Deutsche Bank Analysts

    Alibaba Group (BABA) Given a $218.00 Price Target by Deutsche Bank Analysts

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    The institutional investor held 110,975 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $19.14 million, down from 113,375 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stephens Ar invested 0.03% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Burney Company has invested 0.01% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Oakworth invested in 13,533 shares or 0.16% of the stock.
  • Chinese space station breaks up upon re-entry to Earth's atmosphere

    Chinese space station breaks up upon re-entry to Earth's atmosphere

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    Since most of Tiangong 1 was expected to burn up during re-entry, the chances of someone being hit by debris was small, but not zero. The space lab flew down from orbit towards the South Pacific at around 8:16 pm Eastern Time. "This is a big thing the size of a school bus". The 40-tonne station broke up on re-entry and the parts that survived scattered over Argentina. The Tiangong-1 was last used by astronauts in 2013, when a three-strong team spent 12 days on the vessel conducting ...
  • Firefighters search for teen in Griffith Park drainage ditch

    Firefighters search for teen in Griffith Park drainage ditch

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    Erik Scott announced before dawn. "As you can imagine, we're overwhelmed with joy", Scott said. The search began at around 4.30pm on Sunday when the Fire Department received reports that the boy had fallen about 25 feet (8 metres) down a pipe at the city's sprawling Griffith Park.
  • Michigan going for 2nd NCAA title; 'Nova for 2nd in 3 years

    Michigan going for 2nd NCAA title; 'Nova for 2nd in 3 years

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    More than his size or his vocabulary choices, Wagner's passion for basketball is his defining feature to teammates and coaches at MI. Eric Paschall led 'Nova with 24 points on 10 of 11 shooting with 4 threes, while Jalen Brunson came right behind in 2nd with 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 7 assists.
  • Bharat bandh: Train services hit in UP, Bihar

    Bharat bandh: Train services hit in UP, Bihar

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    The Punjab Government is on high alert as the Dalit community across the nation has chose to have a Bharat bandh . "I wish to convey that today we have filed the review petition on judgment of the Supreme Court about SC/ST protection act".
  • Monday Afternoon: Clouds, sun and warm with changes looming

    Monday Afternoon: Clouds, sun and warm with changes looming

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    The weather will be hotter in the Gulf of Aqaba with highs reaching 33 degrees and lows standing at 19, the JMD added. No rain gear needed Monday, we stay dry with a partly cloudy sky and high temperatures in the low 80s. Overall, this week will be cooler than the April average as the weather pattern continues to resemble winter rather than spring. The overnight low is expected to be near 28, with winds picking up to 15 to 24 miles per hour with gusts of up to 37 miles per hour.
  • Egypt election: Sisi secures second term on reduced turnout

    Egypt election: Sisi secures second term on reduced turnout

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    At a press conference, NEA announced that 24,254,152 citizens voted in the elections at home and overseas out of more than 59 million eligible voters, representing a turnout of 41.05 percent. Initial estimates by state media placed turnout at around 40 percent at most, well below the 47 percent in the vote that brought Sisi his first term in 2014.
  • Over 17000 Members Quit UK Labour Party Amid Antisemitism Scandal

    Over 17000 Members Quit UK Labour Party Amid Antisemitism Scandal

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    Labour's shadow chancellor, John McDonnell , told Sky News she was elected into the NEC so it was up to the electorate to decide whether she remained, next time they voted. Lord Sugar responded: "You should follow me so I can send you direct messages". Two Labour MPs condemned Lord Sugar for the tweet and joined Mr McDonnell in calling for the post to be deleted.
  • South Africa's anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies aged 81

    South Africa's anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies aged 81

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    Mandela, South Africa's first black president, endured prison and painful personal sacrifices for black freedom, but unlike him became a divisive figure in post-apartheid democratic South Africa. She "succumbed peacefully" surrounded by family and loved ones. She was a trained social worker when she met her future husband in the 1950s. They were married for 38 years and had two daughters together, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, 59, and Zindziswa Mandela-Hlongwane, 58.
  • Kellyanne Conway Is Biggest White House Leaker, Says Author Of New Book

    Kellyanne Conway Is Biggest White House Leaker, Says Author Of New Book

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    Mr. Kessler was on CNN over the weekend to describe his book, out Tuesday, and said Mrs. Conway ripped into former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus . Kessler claimed on Sunday that Conway trash-talked Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner during one conversation with him, 'saying that they leak against Steve Bannon'.
  • 'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday

    'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch prepares to leave jail Monday

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    Couch's case attracted worldwide attention in 2013 after a psychologist testifying on his behalf said the teen suffered from something called affluenza. His mother, Tonya Couch, awaits trial on charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering after she fled to Mexico with her son.
  • Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria

    Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria

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    Residents of Maiduguri retreated to their homes Sunday night during hourslong battle marked by thunderous explosions and gunfire heard until the early hours of Monday. The post Boko Haram Has Cost Nigeria More Than Civil War - DONALD DUKE appeared first on Happenings In Nigeria . Senior security officials say that reaching any agreement with the group would be hard, as it is split into competing factions with different goals.
  • Abe to visit USA for talks with Trump on April 17-20

    Abe to visit USA for talks with Trump on April 17-20

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    Abe said "maximum pressure" is needed, until Pyongyang abandons its nuclear and missile programme "in a verifiable and irreversible way", Japanese broadcster NHK reported. In his meeting with Trump, Abe is also expected to urge the USA leader to exempt Tokyo from Washington's stiff new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, according to a government source.
  • Ghouta Falls in Syrian Regime's Clutches

    Ghouta Falls in Syrian Regime's Clutches

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    Two buses carrying the first group of Jeish al-Islam fighters and their families on Monday left the city of Douma, the last rebel bastion in eastern Ghouta, en route for northern Syria, Syrian state TV said. Tens of thousands of people have now evacuated once-bustling towns in the suburbs east of the capital, which had almost two million people before the start of the conflict and were major commercial and industrial hubs.
  • Chinese Space Station to crash tomorrow morning

    Chinese Space Station to crash tomorrow morning

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    Read on for more details on how to track its current location. As of Thursday, the Tiangong-1 space lab is orbiting the Earth at a height of 196.4 kilometres. In its lifetime it was involved in six rendezvous and docking missions with manned Shenzhou spacecraft , and made "significant contributions to the development of China's manned space mission", space authorities said.
  • Trade war: China hits back, imposes tariffs on 128 United States products

    Trade war: China hits back, imposes tariffs on 128 United States products

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    Eight other products, including pork, will now be subject to additional tariffs of 25 per cent, it said, with the measures effective from April 2. In addition to the tariffs, the U.S. The move to impose the duties comes just over a week after the Chinese Commerce ministry had announced it was considering tariffs on the goods. The ministry said the USA had "seriously violated" the free-trade principles in the WTO rules.
  • Malala flies back after wrapping up Pakistan visit

    Malala flies back after wrapping up Pakistan visit

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    Amid tight security, Yousafzai in a convoy of vehicles left her hotel in Islamabad , where she stayed for four days. Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley the first time since 2012.
  • Ahl family hosts 26th annual Easter Dinner

    Ahl family hosts 26th annual Easter Dinner

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    About 150 volunteers helped with Sunday's meal. Joseph has been in Regina 20 years, although is originally from the York Factory First Nation in Manitoba. "When you volunteer in a homeless shelter and you are able to look in the eye of somebody who is experiencing homelessness or poverty and just share grace and share humanity, it's a profound experience for all of the volunteers".
  • 13 terrorists killed, 3 Army jawans martyred

    13 terrorists killed, 3 Army jawans martyred

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    One militant was killed and another arrested in Dialgam of South Kashmir's Anantnag district, while seven terrorists were gunned down in Draggad and five in Kachdooru area of Shopian district. According to hospital officials, at least three dozen civilians were injured in the ongoing clashes between stone-throwing young men and the Indian armed forces.
  • Trump says 'ridiculous' laws making border patrol more unsafe

    Trump says 'ridiculous' laws making border patrol more unsafe

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    In 2014, it increased detentions and deportations of Central Americans to help the Obama administration handle the influx of immigrants from the region into the U.S. Josh Breisblatt, a senior policy analyst at the American Immigration Council, pointed out that DACA is not an "act" and that Trump was the one who initially ended the programme, and has ended almost all attempts to come to a solution since.
  • Russian Federation tells United Kingdom to cut over 50 more diplomats

    Russian Federation tells United Kingdom to cut over 50 more diplomats

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    Sergei Skripal, 66, who was swapped in a spy exchange deal in 2010 and moved to England, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, were found unconscious on a public bench in a shopping centre in Salisbury on March 4. Her father is in still in critical condition, but stable. According to a Foreign Ministry readout of Huntsman's meeting with Ryabkov, the USA ambassador was rebuked for the remark and warned that such a move would have the "gravest consequences for global stability".
  • Poulter wins in playoff, grabs last slot in Masters

    Poulter wins in playoff, grabs last slot in Masters

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    Poulter strode to victory in Houston, at the first play-off hole against the earlier inspired Beau Hossler , in a manner that summed up his ferociously competitive attitude. The Englishman had carded scores of 64 and 65 in his previous two rounds and he maintained his fine form as he made a flying start with birdies at the second, fourth and sixth to open up a three-shot cushion.
  • Jimmy Carter Rips Trump: America 'Apparently' Wants a 'Jerk' for President

    Jimmy Carter Rips Trump: America 'Apparently' Wants a 'Jerk' for President

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    Later in the interview, the two recalled Carter's 1980 remark when Edward Kennedy was expected to run for the President, Carter was reported to have said: "I'll kick his ass", - an unimaginable colloquialism at that time. "Thank you for your prayers". Last month, he said he would prefer Trump not be impeached, even if special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation exposes wrongdoing on the ...
  • Al-Shabaab attack kills 4 Ugandan troops in Somalia

    Al-Shabaab attack kills 4 Ugandan troops in Somalia

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    But a Somali military commander in the region told GO that the attack was repelled, the base was not overrun and scores of insurgents were killed and several fled with wounds in the counter-offensive. The phone of the spokesman for the AMISOM force based in Mogadishu was switched off on Sunday and Reuters was unable to reach any other officials from the force for comment.
  • Centre-left candidate wins Costa Rica presidential election

    Centre-left candidate wins Costa Rica presidential election

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    Alvarado Quesada, until recently a minister in the outgoing government, will be the youngest president in the modern history of Costa Rica when he takes office in May. But polls are polls and a month before the first round, none gave any possibility to the two candidates who are now fighting for the presidency. We will protect all groups that have felt vulnerable ...
  • Trump says could 'hold up' Korea trade deal for NK issue

    Trump says could 'hold up' Korea trade deal for NK issue

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    In 2017, no USA auto company sold more than 11,000 cars in South Korea, CNN reported. South Korea was the U.S.' sixth largest trading partner in goods, at $112.2 billion total. The Trump Administration has secured key improvements to KORUS that will protect jobs in America's auto industry and increase US exports. Trump's team went the other way: Rather than trying to pry open the Korean market to American rice, for example, they chose to erect a higher, more long-lasting wall of ...
  • Four Canadian diplomats expelled from Russia, Global Affairs says

    Four Canadian diplomats expelled from Russia, Global Affairs says

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    These measures are response to expulsion of 48 Russian representatives from Washington and 12, from Russia's representation to United Nations, as well as closure of Russian consulate in Seattle. The government's consideration will include "the rights and wishes of Yulia Skripal", it said. The Russian government had argued separately that it had jurisdiction in the case after a Moscow court issued an arrest warrant for Nikulin in November 2016 for the theft of $3,450 via a site called ...
  • Rani Mukerji: Actresses who are married & mothers are not dead commodity

    Rani Mukerji: Actresses who are married & mothers are not dead commodity

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    The film chronicles the journey and struggles of Mukerji's character, who has chosen to get into the tough profession of teaching - especially because of the fact that she has a speech defect known as the Tourette's Syndrome. That's also the persona you want to project that yes, we are stars but we are also attainable and we can make mistakes. It's the audience because as an actor I will always give my 100 per cent like I gave before I became a mother.
  • Kashmir encounter: 2 Civilians killed, 2 Army jawans martyred, four terrorists trapped

    Kashmir encounter: 2 Civilians killed, 2 Army jawans martyred, four terrorists trapped

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    Tens of thousands, mostly civilians, have died. In occupied Kashmir , the Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred 15 youth and injured as many as 100 in Shopian and Islamabad districts in a single day, today. A civilian from Wokay village of Kulgam district Iqbal Manzoor was also killed in clashes. According to hospital officials and police, dozens of civilians were injured in the ongoing clashes.
  • Trump rules out any deal for 'Dreamer' immigrants

    Trump rules out any deal for 'Dreamer' immigrants

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were now detaining nearly all adults who seek asylum at a port of entry. Sign up for RG Newsletters and get the news delivered directly to your inbox. Fox aired a segment earlier in the morning with the headline: "CARAVAN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HEADED TO U.S". The president is known to watch the cable TV program in the morning.
  • Moscow tells Britain: Cut 50 envoys in Russian Federation

    Moscow tells Britain: Cut 50 envoys in Russian Federation

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    The Foreign Ministry's request came on the same day that Russian diplomats and their families returned to Moscow on two planes after being expelled from the United States, part of the global fallout from the March 4 attack on the Skripals .
  • Trump says 'NO MORE' on deal for 'Dreamer' immigrants

    Trump says 'NO MORE' on deal for 'Dreamer' immigrants

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    Trump expressed his frustrations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the immigration of Mexican citizens to the United States , as he tweeted about how "Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S".
  • Easter tirade: Trump attacks Nafta and says 'No more Daca deal'

    Easter tirade: Trump attacks Nafta and says 'No more Daca deal'

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    A third tweet by the president noted how border-crossers "want in on" a DACA amnesty that they believe will occur as the Trump administration has tried to broker an amnesty deal for months now between Republicans and Democrats . Linking the future of the 24-year-old trade deal to Trump's border wall plan has never been among USA negotiating objectives. "A lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA and we are going to have to really see", he said.
  • Union Minister Ashwini Choubey's son Arijit Shashwat arrested, claims Bihar police

    Union Minister Ashwini Choubey's son Arijit Shashwat arrested, claims Bihar police

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    Mr Choubey, a junior minister for health and family welfare in Narendra Modi government, had responded to the arrest warrant for his son by running down the police case. I was not absconding as I have not committed any crime. On March 17, violence had broken out in Bhagalpur , where a religious procession was being led by Choubey's son, Arijit Shashwat.