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A semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the team in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike as the vehicles were left obliterated in the snow. "Humboldt Broncos weighing heavy in our hearts and minds tonight", the team said on Twitter. "We are a small community by most standards but the hockey team has always been a big part of our community".
  • Three people shot and killed on charter bus in northern IL

    Three people shot and killed on charter bus in northern IL

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    Shortly after the shooting happened, passengers in the vehicle ran away. Three people are dead after someone opened fire on board an "adult-themed charter bus" early Saturday in IL, the Rockford Register Star reports. Winnebago County Coroner Invoice Hintz says he can't touch upon particulars in regards to the victims or what number of instances they had been shot.
  • Facebook cracks down on issue ads ahead of Zuckerberg's testimony

    Facebook cracks down on issue ads ahead of Zuckerberg's testimony

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    A separate Facebook statement said the changes would help improve transparency and accountability of the network. The CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg gave another official announcement that Facebook will require all political ads on its platform to clearly mention who is paying for the message, and the identity to be verified of the person posting the ad , "in a bid to curb outside election interference".
  • Von Miller being investigated following hammerhead shark photos

    Von Miller being investigated following hammerhead shark photos

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    The video captures Miller and an unknown man celebrating followed by four men, including the football player himself, pulling the shark aboard with a rope tied around the shark's head. The video shows the shark being released back into the water, but it floats away on its side before quickly sinking under the water. Hammerhead sharks fall into "Group 3" sharks , per the FWC website , which makes them illegal to harvest in Florida.
  • Former Russian Spy No Longer in Critical Condition After Poisoning

    Former Russian Spy No Longer in Critical Condition After Poisoning

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    Both Skripal and his daughter were poisoned last month with what officials have described as a "military-grade nerve agent". More than 20 other countries , including the United States, have followed suit. Nerve agents work by blocking an enzyme in the body that lets nerves communicate with each other and with the body's organs. Sergei Skripal'S niece goaded Theresa May yesterday in a video message recorded after she was refused a visa to travel to Britain.
  • U.S. imposes fresh Russian sanctions, Deripaska hit hardest

    U.S. imposes fresh Russian sanctions, Deripaska hit hardest

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    Russia will not leave new U.S. sanctions and any future hostile actions without a tough response , the Russian Foreign Ministry has said after Washington announced a new round of restrictions against Moscow. The law aims to punish Russian Federation for interfering in the USA election as well as actions meant to subvert democracy in Europe. That's a contrast from a separate slate of March sanctions that targeted Russian spies and commercial hackers and trolls who played a ...
  • Alabama National Guard troops ready to head to Mexican border pending orders

    Alabama National Guard troops ready to head to Mexican border pending orders

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    Trump signed a presidential proclamation Wednesday directing the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon to coordinate with border-state governors to post National Guard troops along the border. Alabama has the 5th largest National Guard in the US with over 12,000 troops. The memo said the National Guard personnel will not perform law enforcement functions or "interact with migrants or other persons detained by" the Department of Homeland Security without Mattis's approval.
  • 2 more brushes with snow, then we may finally be done

    2 more brushes with snow, then we may finally be done

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    In central and eastern Kansas, clouds will stick around throughout the day and highs will reach the upper 40s to low 50s. Snow and rain will continue to fall over the mountains and western Colorado, with heavier moisture expected through tonight .
  • Fire reported at Trump Tower in NY: fire department

    Fire reported at Trump Tower in NY: fire department

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    Videos on social media show licking flames and stunned onlookers watching from the ground. "THANK YOU!" Trump tweeted . Thick black smoke billowed out from Trump Tower as burning debris fell on Fifth Avenue. There were no evacuations inside the building, abut some people self-evacuated. The fire may be on the building's 50th floor. Before moving to the White House, Mr.
  • Fire reported at Trump Tower in New York: fire department

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    As of 6:15 p.m., the fire was a three-alarm fire, the FDNY tweeted . The FDNY said no injuries were reported, and the New York City Police Department said it closed off several blocks around the area. "Very confined (well built building)", he tweeted. The building is located on Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets. Firemen (and women) did a great job.
  • India police arrest man for retaining mom's physique in freezer

    India police arrest man for retaining mom's physique in freezer

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    Clearwater Police Department detectives say Douglas Clark Harry Hoover, 37, walked up to the 76-year-old woman as she was about to get into her vehicle. Tuesday to the Shell convenience store at 4601 North Hills Blvd.in reference to an aggravated robbery. Evans was suspected of being intoxicated with alcohol - not drugs or other substances, police say.
  • ICICI Bank: Govt changes its nominee on the Bank Board

    ICICI Bank: Govt changes its nominee on the Bank Board

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    Rajiv Kochhar, who is not named in the PE, and against whom there is no LoC, was then brought to the Mumbai office of CBI and questioned in connection with the case. A preliminary inquiry is the first step by the CBI to gather information about the allegations. Avista Advisory, founded by Rajiv Kochhar, who is the brother-in-law of Chanda Kochhar, got the mandate to restructure foreign currency-denominated debt deals worth over Dollars 1.7 billion of seven companies over the period of last ...
  • Russell Crowe 'Divorce Auction': Memorabilia Up For Grabs In Sydney

    Russell Crowe 'Divorce Auction': Memorabilia Up For Grabs In Sydney

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    He called for the auction of an 1890 Italian violin created by Leandro Bisiach Snr, which Crowe bought after being disappointed with his prop violin in the film " Master and Commander ". The father-of-two stepped aside as a young violinist played songs from the film on the iconic violin before bidding commenced and the instrument sold for $135,000 AUD or roughly $104,000 United States dollars.
  • Palestinian journalist dies of wounds sustained in Gaza border clashes

    Palestinian journalist dies of wounds sustained in Gaza border clashes

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    As the Middle East Monitor reported , Murtaja was the co-founder of Ain Media , a team of Palestinian media professionals reporting on the events taking place near Gaza's border with Israel. In addition, one Palestinian that had been wounded the previous Friday also died of the sustained injuries, Al-Qedra reported. Many likened the scene to an "outdoor cinema", calling it disgusting and barbaric to watch as the Israeli military uses live fire and excessive force against Palestinian ...
  • Winnie Mandela Dies at 81

    Winnie Mandela Dies at 81

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    Every hero has an achilles heel, perhaps Winnie Mandela' hubris was her unflinching conviction in whatever she believed in, even when it seemed like the end did not actually justify the means. However, the 63-year-old ex-mineworker said the family had accepted the government's decision to bury her in Johannesburg. "She has been one of the strongest women in our struggle, who suffered immensely under the apartheid regime, who was imprisoned, who was banished, who was treated very badly", he ...
  • Father's 911 call to report Joe Clyde Daniels missing

    Father's 911 call to report Joe Clyde Daniels missing

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    Joseph Ray Daniels, 28, was arrested Saturday morning by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents after he and the boy's mother reported Joe Clyde Daniels, 5, missing Wednesday morning, according to a TBI news release. Although the child's father is the only person who has been arrested in the case so far, Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said the investigation is ongoing and "nothing is off the table".
  • Moscow promises 'tough response' to new American sanctions on Russian oligarchs

    Moscow promises 'tough response' to new American sanctions on Russian oligarchs

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    No measures of pressure will derail Russia from its chosen path and they only demonstrate the inability of the USA to achieve its goals and consolidate the Russian society, it said. Yet others on the list are far from the Kremlin's orbit, including some who long have fallen out of favour or hold technical positions. The Treasury Department describes Shamalov's elevation into "the ranks of the billionaire elite around Putin" after marrying Putin's daughter Katerina Tikhonova in 2013.
  • Two 101st soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

    Two 101st soldiers killed in helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

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    Gen. Todd Royar, the acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, said in the statement. 'Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families during this hard time, ' he added. Samuel A. Schultz, 28; First Lt. Samuel D. Phillips, 27; Gunnery Sgt. Derik R. Holley, 33; and Lance Corp. Joseph Conrad, 24, of Baton Rouge, LA. Also on Tuesday in Djibouti in East Africa a Marin Corps AV-8B Harrier crashed during takeoff.
  • Rep Pulls Loaded Gun at Constituent Meeting to Prove Guns are Safe

    Rep Pulls Loaded Gun at Constituent Meeting to Prove Guns are Safe

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    Noman said he wasn't going to be "a Gabby Giffords", referring to the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot outside a grocery store during a constituent gathering in 2011. For our kids' sake, let's show our leaders we expect them to behave more like Gabby and less like Congressman Norman". When asked by attendees whether or not the gun was loaded, Norman responded simply, "Absolutely, a gun without bullets is useless".
  • TDP MPs to meet President if Parliament adjourns sine die: Naidu

    TDP MPs to meet President if Parliament adjourns sine die: Naidu

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    According to ANI , Chandrababu garlanded the statue of NT Rama Rao before he began the rally. The TDP chief said the party must further intensify its fight for the special status promised by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) before 2014 general election because Friday was the last day of the parliament session.
  • Teen Aussie boxer wins 1st Commonwealth medal before Games even begin

    Teen Aussie boxer wins 1st Commonwealth medal before Games even begin

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    After sitting in third for the first 200m, Horton flicked the switch to run down teammate Jack McLoughlin [silver] and England's Guy James [bronze]. "What we are saying to the Commonwealth countries that are coming here is that it is a damn shame that they are willing to share in the crime scene of Australia ", said Wharton.
  • Another Dalit BJP MP writes to PM Modi

    Another Dalit BJP MP writes to PM Modi

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    Earlier in the day, Shah said his party would win more than 120 MLA seats out of total 147 assembly segments in Odisha in 2019 and form government in the State, while addressing a "Mahasamavesh" in Balangir district. The BJP chief said he disagreed with those who called this the golden age of BJP. "We are ready for debate, why just Parliament, we are ready for debate on any platform.
  • BC firm tied to Facebook scandal got $100K from feds in 2017

    BC firm tied to Facebook scandal got $100K from feds in 2017

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    Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook came up with the 87 million figure by calculating the maximum number of friends that users could have had while Mr Kogan's app was collecting data. "Though these unsafe messages were deliberately pushed to large numbers of people - many people who received them say they did not personally know the sender - your team did not seem to have picked up on the pattern".
  • Russian embassy requests a meeting with Boris Johnson over Salisbury attack

    Russian embassy requests a meeting with Boris Johnson over Salisbury attack

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    It hoped the British would engage "constructively and that such meeting is arranged shortly", adding that "interaction" with the Foreign Office had been "utterly unsatisfactory". The conditions of the Skripals has continued to improve this week, with the ex-spy no longer in critical condition, the hospital treating him said, and his daughter saying Thursday her strength was "growing daily" .
  • Leader Reed Ready For Major Breakthrough At Masters

    Leader Reed Ready For Major Breakthrough At Masters

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    Spieth left his fourth shot 11 feet from the cup and two-putted to fall from the solo lead . The Australian was faced with a shot of 210 yards to the hole, a pond waiting to gobble up anything that landed short of the green, as well as a slight headwind at Augusta National .
  • 'At least 32 killed' in air strikes in eastern Ghouta

    'At least 32 killed' in air strikes in eastern Ghouta

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    The renewed raids appear to be an attempt to pressure Jaish al-Islam - the Islamist group that holds the town - to agree to the regime's terms of a withdrawal. The first two were evacuated under Russian-brokered deals last month that saw more than 46,000 rebels and civilians bussed to the northwestern province of Idlib, which the regime does not control.
  • Indrani Mukerjea hospitalised, now in CCU of JJ Hospital

    Indrani Mukerjea hospitalised, now in CCU of JJ Hospital

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    Medical Superintendent Sanjay Surase confirmed that Mukerjea was brought to the hospital. Mukerjea was admitted to the hospital after complaining of uneasiness and difficulty in breathing, confirmed Deputy Commissioner of Police Virendra Mishra.
  • Violence breaks out near Syrian capital as truce collapses

    Violence breaks out near Syrian capital as truce collapses

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    State TV stations said the rebels must release abducted soldiers and civilians they said the group was holding as "one of the conditions" for halting the assault. They were the first bombing raids on Douma since negotiations began around 10 days ago over a withdrawal of rebels and civilians from the town, the largest in Eastern Ghouta.
  • Offa robbery: Police arrest seven suspects

    Offa robbery: Police arrest seven suspects

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    They reportedly first approached the Offa Divisional Police Station on entering the ancient town, killing the policemen on duty, among other people at the station, before raiding the commercial banks and killing people by shooting them on the head.
  • Stevie Wonder Honors Martin Luther King With Obama, McCartney, Springsteen

    Stevie Wonder Honors Martin Luther King With Obama, McCartney, Springsteen

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    Each testimonial finished with the #DreamStillLives , to honor Dr. King's infamous dream for the USA more than 50 years ago. 50 years later a need for his dream to be fulfilled is far greater than ever. " The dream still lives ", former US First Lady Michelle Obama continued alongside former US President Barack Obama . Kamala Harris, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Campbell, Samuel L.
  • 14 killed in collision involving junior hockey team

    14 killed in collision involving junior hockey team

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    Fourteen others who survived the crash were airlifted to nearby hospitals with a range of injuries. The Broncos play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, an under-20 youth league that regularly produces NHL players. "Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of our staff and athletes as well as to all who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy", the team's president Kevin Garinger said in a statement.
  • Korea phone calls imprisoned ex-S. Korean president 'traitor'

    Korea phone calls imprisoned ex-S. Korean president 'traitor'

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    Park maintains she's a victim of "political revenge" and has been refusing to attend court sessions since October. North Korea has called disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye a "traitor" responsible for "extra-large disgusting corruption", in its first reaction to the sentencing of Park to 24 years in prison on corruption charges.
  • China files WTO complaint against U.S. over tariffs

    China files WTO complaint against U.S. over tariffs

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    Japan has told the World Trade Organisation it will join the United States' complaint against China over alleged theft of intellectual property as a third party, a source close to the matter said on Friday. We were badly represented. If China and the United States approve Japan's participation, Tokyo would be able to express its views in the WTO consultations, the source said.
  • German police: auto crashes into crowd, deaths reported

    German police: auto crashes into crowd, deaths reported

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    Police took to Twitter to call on people to remain calm, asking people to refrain from spreading unconfirmed rumors about the incident . The Focus newspaper said that three people were killed and 30 others wounded. According to the online edition of the Spiegel magazine, German authorities were "assuming" the incident was an attack, though there was no immediate official confirmation.
  • Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza clashes

    Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza clashes

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    Thousands of Palestinians protested Friday at the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel in a repeat of major demonstrations last week that turned deadly, as some burned tires that sent up massive plumes of smoke amid Israeli military gunfire.
  • Spieth stumbles early, Kuchar in share of Masters lead

    Spieth stumbles early, Kuchar in share of Masters lead

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    If anything, McIlroy feels like he's given this place a little too much respect the last few years. "It's a major. You're going to have to take some chances at some point during the week if you want to win, and that was a time where I thought I had to take a chance.
  • Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli troops dies from wounds

    Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli troops dies from wounds

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    Israeli troops killed nine men on Friday in the second mass protest in as many weeks along Gaza's volatile border, as Palestinians torched piles of tires to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers. There have been no Israeli casualties in the protests. The Israeli-Egyptian blockade greatly restricts the movement of people and goods in and out of the small territory of barely 360 square kilometers (139 square miles) making it hard to do business or travel overseas for work, school ...
  • Exiled Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont hopes to return to Belgium

    Exiled Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont hopes to return to Belgium

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    Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont hopes to return to live in Belgium, as told reporters in Berlin. Mr Puigdemont was arrested in northern Germany last month en route from Denmark to Belgium, where he now lives. Spain is seeking Puigdemont's extradition for rebellion and misuse of public funds in organising an unauthorised referendum past year on Catalonia's independence from Spain .
  • Familiarity is king for Masters leader Reed

    Familiarity is king for Masters leader Reed

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    Reed's highlights included a 26-foot birdie putt at one, a 13-foot birdie putt at seven, a 14-footer at nine and an 18-footer at 13. As long as I play good golf , and golf that I'm satisfied with, it doesn't matter where I finish on the leaderboard.