• Dennis Ross announces retirement from Congress

    Dennis Ross announces retirement from Congress

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    Ross was not considered to be in any major electoral jeopardy - the nonpartisan Cook Political Report does not include his seat on its list of the most vulnerable seats in the House. Ross' congressional website recounts how he was stripped of a state House committee chairmanship in 2007 for voting against a bill that made the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
  • Khamenei Envoy Issues Threat: Iran Can Destroy Israel

    Khamenei Envoy Issues Threat: Iran Can Destroy Israel

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    Israel declared a state of high alert on its northern border with Syria and Lebanon following threats by Iranian officials on Tuesday who vowed to "respond to the Israeli crime". The Israelis continued: "Our recommendation to Iran is that it does not try to act, because Israel is determined to continue on this issue to the very end".
  • Former Republican House Speaker Is Advising A Marijuana Corporation

    Former Republican House Speaker Is Advising A Marijuana Corporation

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    Nixon, who's challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination, also believes that legalizing marijuana will generate millions of dollars in tax revenue, create jobs and improve the lives of everyone in NY. " We announced months ago that we were going to study the legalization issue ". It did not end up in the final spending plan, but Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi says the state health department has the authority and the resources to do the review anyway.
  • Gautam Gambhir expresses anger over Kathua Murder and Unnao Rape Cases

    Gautam Gambhir expresses anger over Kathua Murder and Unnao Rape Cases

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    The subsequent arrest of the accused triggered demonstrations in Kathua and neighbouring areas, amid claims that the investigation was unfair and demands for a CBI investigation. They started asking for the case to be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Crime Branch had also arrested Special Police Officers (SPO) Deepak Khajuria and Surinder Kumar , a Rasana resident Parvesh Kumar , Assistant Sub Inspector Anand Dutta and Head Constable Tilak Raj in the ...
  • Warner Bros. Has Just Released The New Trailer For OCEAN'S 8

    Warner Bros. Has Just Released The New Trailer For OCEAN'S 8

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    What sticks out from this trailer is the scene at the beginning, in which James Corden's character is seen talking to Anne Hathaway's Daphne Kluger, the main target of the robbery, after it all went down. The film is directed by Gary Ross , who is best known for his work on The Hunger Game and Seabiscuit . Milk, Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik will produce with Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock , Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing.
  • Rahul Gandhi weighs in on Asifa case

    Rahul Gandhi weighs in on Asifa case

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    In a tit-for-tat on the BJP calling Monday's Congress fast across the country as a "farce", it was the turn of the Congress to accuse the BJP of the farcical fast after engineering Parliament paralysis to prevent criticism of the government.
  • Heavy storm in Agra collapses Taj Mahal's minarets

    Heavy storm in Agra collapses Taj Mahal's minarets

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    The centuries old mausoleum is India's most famous tourist attraction, but air pollution is turning the Taj Mahal's marble facade yellow, leading to parts of the monument being obscured by scaffolding. Kumar said the damage was minor and will be repaired by experts. ASI told the SC that, "Taj Mahal was taken over by the British and since Independence, this society has been maintaining the Taj Mahal".
  • Trump orders a review of TPP trade pact stance

    Trump orders a review of TPP trade pact stance

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    Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to "get it done". The Trump administration says it has ordered the Agriculture Department to create a program to help farmers hurt by trade. The president is also running into strong pushback from Republican lawmakers, particularly those representing agricultural regions where China's threatened retaliation against USA exports would hit hard.
  • Syrian rebels evacuated from Douma reach northwest: Observatory

    Syrian rebels evacuated from Douma reach northwest: Observatory

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    A Syrian military airport was hit with deadly missile strikes, state media reported Monday, after the USA and France warned of a strong response to "horrific chemical weapons attacks" on a rebel-held region near Damascus. A year ago, Trump ordered a retaliatory missile strike on a Syrian air base for a chemical attack by Assad. Before the alleged chemical weapons attack past year, the Trump administration signaled an openness to Assad staying in power as the protracted civil war ...
  • CCT: Supreme Court fixes date for ruling on Saraki's case

    CCT: Supreme Court fixes date for ruling on Saraki's case

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    Bukola Saraki, in his remarks, noted that though Senator Bukar was a first time lawmaker in the red chamber, he stood out for the quality of his contributions on the fl oor, his pragmatism and his work towards strengthening the institution of the legislature.
  • Macron claims to have proof of Syrian 'chemical attack'

    Macron claims to have proof of Syrian 'chemical attack'

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    Peskov wouldn't say if Moscow could use a Russian-U.S. military hotline to avoid escalation in the event of a U.S. strike, saying only that "the hotline exists and has remained active". The White Helmets, an organization working inside Syria , claimed that 43 people were killed in the attack on Douma. Meanwhile, Trump has softened his rhetoric against Russian Federation and Syria , seeming to indicate in a tweet Thursday morning that an attack on Assad's regime was not imminent.
  • Nancy Kula will be missed at Anamosa High School

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    Once the pre-designed curriculum is completed, we help the child get admission in a nearby government school. Superintendent Bill Pascoe said returning to the classroom on Wednesday is giving 3rd grade students time to prepare for a state mandatory reading test next week.
  • Trump, Turkey's Erdogan Speak About Syria by Phone

    Trump, Turkey's Erdogan Speak About Syria by Phone

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    Mr Erdogan said he would speak to Russian despot Vladimir Putin later today about the crisis. "We are very uncomfortable that some countries, which rely on their military power, are turning Syria into an arm wrestling arena", Erdoğan said.
  • Calcutta HC stays panchayat election process till further orders

    Calcutta HC stays panchayat election process till further orders

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    It also asked the SEC to file a comprehensive status report on the poll process, detailing the number of nominations filed and the percentage of nominations rejected, among other information by Monday. The allegations raised by us have been substantiated by the court and I think it's our moral victory", Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury said in his response.
  • Israel Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza after Border Bomb

    Israel Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza after Border Bomb

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    Rushdi Farraj, Murtaja's business partner, said the grant was awarded to establish a graphics department under USAID's "Compete" project, which helps develop the Palestinian private sector. A security source said he was one of a number of Hamas fighters manning an observation point east of Gaza City when it was struck. "I was standing with other people when I was hit in my leg, I was not throwing stones or anything", he noted.
  • Holocaust survivor speaks to large crowd at Rockford University

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    Rosenfeld, a Toronto-area doctor, is to speak April 12 at a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) event at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. "We saw the Syrian children slaughtered by chemical weapons, our hearts were torn from the horrific images", he said. Two of them painted their dolls, the dolls that they had when they were little girls and were taken to the camps, and one of them drew a doll that she thinks [looks like] her when she was young.
  • Lawyer: Parkland school shooting suspect needs public defense

    Lawyer: Parkland school shooting suspect needs public defense

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    Cruz, 19, has been represented at taxpayer expense by a Broward County public defender since the February 14 shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 'We're prepared to do it today. "We're making something positive out of something really tragic and it's just good to see the positive in everything", said Ally Wendt, Berlin High sophomore.
  • Key Senate Republicans Are Finally Admitting Trump Might Fire Mueller

    Key Senate Republicans Are Finally Admitting Trump Might Fire Mueller

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    Democratic and Republican senators gave a seemingly ubiquitous answer to reporters Tuesday who asked them about Trump firing Mueller: It would bring on a host of negative consequences for the president. "This is a time when all of us - Republicans and Democrats - need to stand up and make it clear that we are committed to the rule of law in this country", Democratic Senator Chris Coons of DE said in a statement .
  • Comey reportedly calls Trump a 'mob boss' in an upcoming interview

    Comey reportedly calls Trump a 'mob boss' in an upcoming interview

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    U.S. network ABC News has released a trailer ahead of their interview with the former intelligence chief , in which he refers to Mr Trump as a "mob boss". Trump's firing of Comey set off a chain of events that have endangered Trump's presidency. It cut to a different question before Comey responded. It is part of a PR tour to promote his book, " A Higher Loyalty ", which is due to be published on Tuesday April 17.
  • Newspaper ad call to 'reinstate' Ulster rugby players

    Newspaper ad call to 'reinstate' Ulster rugby players

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    It is reasonable to assume, therefore, that at least one member of the jury may be inclined to vote Alliance or to see Naomi Long and her party as someone whose opinions carry weight and influence. A full-page newspaper advert has called on Ulster and Irish rugby to reinstate "innocent men" to playing duties. Despite being acquitted, the two players remain suspended by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU pending a combined internal review by both organisations.
  • Still warm and windy today

    Still warm and windy today

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    While still early in the game, there could be a "marginal" to "slight" severe storm threat Saturday depending on how the dynamics evolve, and the time of the day the storms arrive.stay tuned. Clouds will fill in overnight to mostly cloudy to overcast, with winds staying strong out of the south around 15 to 25 miles per hour. The next work week will begin with dry conditions, and temperatures will slowly warm back up into the low 40s.
  • No-one expected painful Barca defeat, says distraught Iniesta

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    It's a possibility [it's my last #UCL], so it's tough to take". Graham Hunter said, " Ernesto Valverde's side are often hustled, often pressed but it's very rare indeed that they are so completely thrown off their stride and leave the pitch with their playing identity basically invisible for the major part of a vital match like this".
  • Body of murdered girl found in OH identified after 37 years

    Body of murdered girl found in OH identified after 37 years

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    King of all Arkansas. The Miami County Jane Doe case was accepted as one of the first cases for the project. Miami County Chief Deputy Steve Lord instructed that the Dayton Daily information that the continuing analysis is concentrating over the last calendar month of King's lifetime.
  • $175K bail for Tobago man on attempted murder charge

    $175K bail for Tobago man on attempted murder charge

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    Online court records Tuesday showed that, in addition to the charge of Aggravated Arson, Griffin also faces a charge of Attempted Murder. A 23-year-old man is facing charges of attempted murder after police say he shot a man in a Walmart parking lot.
  • Chemical watchdog: Ex-spy poisoned by very pure nerve agent

    Chemical watchdog: Ex-spy poisoned by very pure nerve agent

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    Independent chemical weapons inspectors have produced evidence bolstering the UK's claim that Russian Federation was behind the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter. The foreign secretary's renewed claims that Russian Federation is responsible for the Salisbury attack come after he told a German TV channel that he had been informed by British military lab Porton Down that without a doubt the poison had originated from Russian Federation.
  • Special weather statement issued for GTA ahead of freezing rain

    Special weather statement issued for GTA ahead of freezing rain

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    Sadly, the precipitation may start off as freezing rain early in the morning before quickly changing to rain as temperatures rise above the freezing mark (which is, of course, great news). Freezing rain was expected to move into Waterloo-Wellington - as well as Oxford-Brant, Huron-Perth, Grey-Bruce and most of the rest of southern Ontario - on Thursday morning.
  • Syrians showed symptoms of chemical attack, World Health Organization says

    Syrians showed symptoms of chemical attack, World Health Organization says

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    The Russian military said it had observed movements of US Navy forces in the Gulf. Syria's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Trump's threats to attack are "reckless" and endanger global peace and security. The US President hit out at Damascus ally Russian Federation and said it should not be partners with "animal Assad". The United States was actively collecting evidence on how Syria and Russian Federation were responding to US threats, officials said, adding that Washington ...
  • Erdogan congratulates Ilham Aliyev for his reelection as Azerbaijani President

    Erdogan congratulates Ilham Aliyev for his reelection as Azerbaijani President

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    The National Council of Democratic Forces, an opposition group, claimed late Wednesday that only about 15 percent of the electorate voted, while Azerbaijan's elections commission reported the turnout at almost 75 percent. Ilham Aliyev was re-elected in 2008 and 2013 in polls that were denounced by opposition parties as fraudulent. Voter turnout was 73.51%. Mr Aliyev has led the country since 2003, when he succeeded his father.
  • Afghan district governor among 7 killed in Taliban attack

    Afghan district governor among 7 killed in Taliban attack

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    The Taliban planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from coming to help and quickly took responsibility for the attack. Reacting to the development, the Taliban reportedly said that it has captured the district, a claim which was rejected by local law enforcers.
  • Attention on North Korea's new state policies before Seoul, US summits

    Attention on North Korea's new state policies before Seoul, US summits

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    U.S. President Donald Trump should make it clear to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that the U.S.is not withdrawing its military presence from South Korea, a former U.S. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, on a visit to Moscow, said the situation on the Korean peninsula and world events showed that his country and Russian Federation needed to forge stronger relations, as Pyongyang moves to improve strained ties with its neighbours.
  • Man arrested as police launch murder investigation following death of woman

    Man arrested as police launch murder investigation following death of woman

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    The accused was denied bail at Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday and ordered to undergo the testing as the woman, who was a virgin, now faces an excruciating wait for the test results. A man already wanted by police for previously assaulting his common-law partner returned to her apartment on Tuesday evening. Detective Inspector Kate Tomlinson, of Cheshire Police's Major Investigation Team, said: "At this stage the incident appears to be isolated and enquiries are ongoing to establish ...
  • China: Baby born four years after parents die in auto crash

    China: Baby born four years after parents die in auto crash

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    After the accident, their parents fought a long legal battle to be allowed to use the embryos. Shen Xinan, Tiantian's paternal grandfather, told Beijing News that the baby will be told that his parents are overseas, waiting until he is older to tell him what actually happened.
  • 133000 flee besieged area near Syria's capital, United Nations says

    133000 flee besieged area near Syria's capital, United Nations says

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    A suspected chemical weapons attack occurred over the weekend in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma that was subjected to a resumed government offensive for three days starting Saturday. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics say a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people. Analyst Faysal Itani says regime forces might have chosen to use chemical weapons in Douma as a "battlefield tactic" to secure "what to them is the most important geography of ...
  • United States says risks remain for those considering doing business with Iran

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    Ali Akbar Velayati was speaking on arrival in the Syrian capital Damascus, reported al-Mayadeen, which is well-connected in government-held parts of Syria . The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitor, said at least 14 people were killed in the Sunday's raid, including some fighters of various nationalities.
  • Mohamed Salah the hero as Liverpool knock Man City out of Europe

    Mohamed Salah the hero as Liverpool knock Man City out of Europe

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    About 10 minutes in, Sadio Mane found his way into the box and got dispossessed by Ederson, but Mohamed Salah was there to pounce on the loose ball and get Liverpool's all-important away goal. "To be honest I was shouting a bit at half-time", said Lovren, pictured right. Big congratulations to Liverpool , Hopefully they can represent England well in the semi-final.
  • Santoliquito: Sydney Crosby And The Penguins Embarrass The Flyers

    Santoliquito: Sydney Crosby And The Penguins Embarrass The Flyers

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    Burns has continued to be an elite defenseman for years. The skinny: The Golden Knights shattered records for expansion teams, including points (109), home wins (29) and road wins (22). Pittsburgh's Malkin was third with 98 points, while teammates Phil Kessel (92) and Crosby (89) ranked eighth and 10th. Both teams have incredible depth and veteran stars who are having career years.
  • President Trump to skip South America summit to focus on Syria

    President Trump to skip South America summit to focus on Syria

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    Russia's ambassador to Lebanon went even further, saying any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted - a stark warning of a potential major confrontation in Syria . The council voted two more times on draft texts put forward by Russian Federation, but both measures failed to garner the nine votes required for adoption, laying bare divisions at the top United Nations body over Syria .
  • BJP income rose 81.18% in FY 2016-17, Congress' went down

    BJP income rose 81.18% in FY 2016-17, Congress' went down

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    The party, which leads the NDA government in the Centre and is in power in 20 states of the country, earned Rs 997.12 crore of its income from donations. Apart from these, Shah will join farmers for lunch in Abbigeri village. While Mr Shah will observe a fast in Hubli at Karnataka, the Prime Minister will observe the fast in Delhi.