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This week, as with last week, the USA dollar will be focused on simmering tensions between the two world economic superpowers. According to the Census Bureau, in 2017 the United States exported about $1.5 trillion of goods, imported about $2.3 trillion goods, and therefore had a global trade deficit of about $800 billion.
  • LA County DA Will Reportedly Reject Kevin Spacey Sex Crimes Case

    LA County DA Will Reportedly Reject Kevin Spacey Sex Crimes Case

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    The events were reported to have taken place in October of 1992 in West Hollywood involving a male adult. "A case was presented April 5 by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department", Los Angeles District Attorney spokesman Greg Risling said in an email to Reuters.
  • Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

    Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

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    On Friday, the top court said that the disqualification of the stained ex-Prime Minister stands for life. In its verdict, Justice Umar Ata Bandial wrote that the disqualification of any member of parliament or a public servant under Article 62 (1) (f) in the future will be permanent.
  • Hampton house fire displaces 4, injures 1, official says

    Hampton house fire displaces 4, injures 1, official says

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    There, they found the deceased pets. The blaze broke out just after 8 p, m.in the unit block of Chestnut Avenue in the Roseville Park neighborhood off Capitol Trail, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Crews remained on scene for approximately two hours performing overhaul and securing the structure. Paul Sommer says the man was armed with a knife and climbed on to the roof of the home as it was burning Wednesday evening.
  • Billie Joe Armstrong's New Band the Longshot Release First Three Songs

    Billie Joe Armstrong's New Band the Longshot Release First Three Songs

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    The other members of the band have yet to be revealed - and may not be for some time. Listen to three brand-new songs, " Love is for Losers ", "Chasing A Ghost", and "Taxi Driver", off the EP below! The Longshot made their presence known on social media in February, though they've given away few clues as to what they're all about.
  • TRACK AND FIELD: Bemidji returns to action at Beaver Relays

    TRACK AND FIELD: Bemidji returns to action at Beaver Relays

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    Q. How did you first get started in sports? I like sharing with that program. "We worked this team early and Dustin did a great job on the mound to get us ahead", Nocera said. Her storied career started with a Region 1-AAA Championship during her freshman season, in which Fritz hit a pair of key free throws in the title game to lift the Lady Patriots to victory.
  • Salisbury hospital does not confirm Skripals were treated for chemical poisoning - embassy

    Salisbury hospital does not confirm Skripals were treated for chemical poisoning - embassy

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    Britain said that Russian Federation - in violation of chemical weapons treaties - has produced the Novichok class of nerve agents in the last 10 years. The OPCW also "notes that the toxic chemical was of high purity . How comfortable they are at putting ordinary lives at risk". A spokesman for Britain's Home Office says Viktoria Skripal's visa application "did not comply with the immigration rules", an explanation the Russian embassy said was "disappointing" and "politically motivated", ...
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    No "final decision" yet on Syria response, White House says

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    The samples were said to have suggested the presence of both chlorine gas and an unnamed nerve agent, with the officials saying they were "confident" in the intelligence, although not 100% sure. It was not clear whether the presence of the investigators could affect the timing of any USA military action. "We will have decisions to make in good time, when we decide that it is most useful and most efficient", he said, referring to potential military strikes, and adding that any strikes would ...
  • Arizona promises teachers 20% higher pay by 2020

    Arizona promises teachers 20% higher pay by 2020

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    The Republican governor's announcement came after more than a month of protests at the state Capitol and at schools across Arizona that were followed by a strike threat early this week. The state had eliminated that fund, called "district additional assistance", during the recession. House Speaker J.D. Mesnard provided an alternative plan that would redistribute money from school buildings and upkeep and direct it to teacher salaries, resulting in a 6 percent raise next year.
  • Commonwealth Games: 8 Cameroon athletes

    Commonwealth Games: 8 Cameroon athletes "abscond"

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    The developments came a day after Cameroon revealed eight of its 42-strong Games team are missing, including two boxers who failed to appear for their bouts. Games officials said the athletes had not breached their visas and were able to move around Australia as they liked. "We want to deliver on our promises that whosoever delivers in his or her competition, as a country, we will appreciate him or her".
  • Imran Khan says will discuss FATA issues with army chief

    Imran Khan says will discuss FATA issues with army chief

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    It is unusual to see a morphed picture of former cricketer and Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan represented as Lord Shiva. The issue has been raised by Hindu legislators in Pakistan National Assembly, following which the Interior Ministry of the country was directed check the circulation of the photograph on social media and nab those behind it.
  • Pupil 'crushed to death by seat' in van outside OH school

    Pupil 'crushed to death by seat' in van outside OH school

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    The teen, a sophomore at the private Seven Hills school in Cincinnati named Kyle Plush, called 911 several times and told dispatchers he was trapped in his van at Seven Hills. Dispatch: "We need police and fire to start toward Seven Hills School at 5400 Red Bank". "I probably don't have much time left". Plush was there.
  • Israeli Soldiers Kill Another Palestinian In Gaza

    Israeli Soldiers Kill Another Palestinian In Gaza

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    Last Friday, about 20,000 Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza border in what Israel has described as a riot orchestrated by Hamas, and what Palestinians say was supposed to be a peaceful protest. The Israel Defense Forces referred that attacks were also carried out against "a Hamas training center" in the center of the Strip, with no victims reported so far.
  • Yulia Skripal rejects Russian Embassy help

    Yulia Skripal rejects Russian Embassy help

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    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ) released a statement Thursday, confirming the poison used in the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter originated in Russian Federation. They did not explicitly blame Russian Federation for the attack, but the analysis bolsters the UK's conclusion that Moscow is to blame. In her statement, the 33-year-old Skripal praised the staff at Salisbury District Hospital for clinical expertise and kindness and said she ...
  • Trump weighs Syria options, Russia envoy says he 'cannot exclude' war

    Trump weighs Syria options, Russia envoy says he 'cannot exclude' war

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    Trump made a decision to strike Syria a year ago, launching a blitz of 59 missiles over a chemical attack - but Russian Federation failed to respond. The Times reported that in early December, Trump was furious over reports about a new round of subpoenas from Muller's office and told advisers the investigation needed to be ended.
  • Murrieta Man Due in Court for Alleged Fatal Palm Springs DUI Crash

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    Meringolo, had a.21 percent blood alcohol content - nearly three times the legal limit in the state, according to the Post Star. He blew a.17 percent blood alcohol content at the Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward and was given another charge of felony DWI, according to CBS6.
  • Delay in implementing SC order on Cauvery haunts Centre in Tamil Nadu

    Delay in implementing SC order on Cauvery haunts Centre in Tamil Nadu

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    A political activist said it appeared to be the biggest anti-Modi protest in any state since he became the Prime Minister in May 2014. The ongoing Cauvery stir claimed its first victim when a 25-year-old youth allegedly committed self-immolation at Chithode in Erode district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday.
  • Republican amendment brings special counsel protection bill to temporary halt

    Republican amendment brings special counsel protection bill to temporary halt

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    Trump was infuriated by Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on Monday on the NY law office and home of Michael Cohen , which followed a referral by Mueller. Mueller "is investigating a payment made to President Trump's foundation by a Ukrainian steel magnate for a talk" in September 2015, "as part of a broader examination of streams of foreign money to Mr.
  • Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

    Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

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    President Donald Trump warned Russia Wednesday to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria. The F-35B is set to make its first combat deployment aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex as part of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which will soon head towards the Middle East.
  • UN Security Council to gather at Russia's request on Friday

    UN Security Council to gather at Russia's request on Friday

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    KELEMEN: Russia's ambassador, Vasily Nebenzya, though, argues that the US forced the vote knowing the USA draft resolution would fail. It was the 12th time that Russian Federation has used its veto power at the council to block action targeting its Syrian ally.
  • Chinese ambassador warns USA not to drag Latam into trade dispute

    Chinese ambassador warns USA not to drag Latam into trade dispute

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    Beijing also declared that the current rhetoric made negotiations impossible, even as the White House suggested that the tariff talk was a way to spur China to the bargaining table. "Also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers". He added: "Up to now China and the United States has not carried out negotiation at any level on the trade frictions".
  • Popular US national parks to hike fees to $35, not $70

    Popular US national parks to hike fees to $35, not $70

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    National park entrance fees are broken up into four groups based on park size and type. The price of the annual America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Lands Annual Pass and Lifetime Senior Pass will remain $80. The NPS estimates that once fully implemented, the new fee structure will increase annual entrance fee revenue by about $60 million. In 2017 Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park logged more than 2 million visitors , and visitors in 2016 spent more than $159.2 million ...
  • Drake & Ninja Play Another Round of 'Fortnite' on Twitch, Ninja Wins $5000

    Drake & Ninja Play Another Round of 'Fortnite' on Twitch, Ninja Wins $5000

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    Canadian hip-hop artist Drake has promised to include Fortnite in the lyrics of a song if Epic Games puts a Hotline Bling emote into the game. During the stream, Drake mentioned that Murda Beatz had recently chopped up the game's current title theme for use in a beat, to which Ninja countered that Drake should write some Fortnite-themed bars for forthcoming new music .
  • United Kingdom government says action 'needs to be taken' over Syria

    United Kingdom government says action 'needs to be taken' over Syria

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    According to a declassified summary issued by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body has confirmed Britain's findings on the identity of the nerve agent used in the attack, although not on its origin. Parliament voted down British military action against Assad's government in 2013, in an embarrassment for May's predecessor, David Cameron. May is not obliged to win parliament's approval, but a non-binding constitutional convention to do so has been established ...
  • Trump Considering Another Controversial Pardon

    Trump Considering Another Controversial Pardon

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    Libby resigned from the White House in October 2005 after being indicted in the case. Libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in 2007 for leaking a C.I.A. Trump used his pardon authority previous year when he pardoned Joe Arpaio , a controversial sheriff in Arizona who had been convicted of criminal contempt related to his hard-line tactics going after undocumented immigrants.
  • Rain to Turn Into Snow Friday, Winter Storm Warning Issued

    Rain to Turn Into Snow Friday, Winter Storm Warning Issued

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    The National Weather Service Thursday night included the Twin Cities metro area in a winter storm warning that will run from 1 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. At the same time a Blizzard Warning is being hoisted to our west, a few more local counties have been added to the ongoing Winter Storm Watch for this weekend.
  • Striking Photos Show Israelis Standing Still For Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Striking Photos Show Israelis Standing Still For Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    People should know they should be good". A third of the world's Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. The questions were developed by a committee that included officials from the Claims Conference, the U.S. The study also revealed that nearly half of Americans (45%) can not name a single concentration camp, with an even higher percentage among adults aged 18-34.
  • Dana Milbank: Facebook's boy billionaire leaves the tough stuff to the grown-ups

    Dana Milbank: Facebook's boy billionaire leaves the tough stuff to the grown-ups

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    In his second hearing on Capitol Hill to provide answers following revelations of a massive data privacy breach, Mark Zuckerberg faced tougher questions from US Congress regarding the social media giant's policies . Zuckerberg told the Senate on Tuesday that the company has been working with Mueller in his Russian Federation probe and apologized over and over again for the company's handling of data privacy.
  • Douma Is Now Controlled By Syria's Government, Russia Says

    Douma Is Now Controlled By Syria's Government, Russia Says

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    The prospect of a military escalation in Syria comes after members of the United Nations Security Council failed to agree on a concerted global response on Tuesday. Cabinet on its own should not be making this decision. "Where do we go from there?" Macron said he has been talking regularly this week with US President Donald Trump about the most effective response.
  • Republicans and Democrats call for Greitens to resign

    Republicans and Democrats call for Greitens to resign

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    Greitens claims the relationship was consensual. He declined to testify before the state House committee. The report that was released by the House Special Investigate Committee on Oversight, details the alleged conduct by Greitens with a woman who testified under oath that Greitens subjected her to non-consensual sexual activity and violence.
  • MERCURY RISING: International probe targets child sex predators

    MERCURY RISING: International probe targets child sex predators

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    Myron Demkiw in a press conference Thursday. "It's important for people to understand that this is happening to children all over the world - that they are not only being sexually abused, there are also permanent recordings of this abuse being distributed by people around the globe for their sick perversion".
  • Stormy Daniels cooperating with federal investigators following raid

    Stormy Daniels cooperating with federal investigators following raid

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    The warrant was personally approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , as opposed to AG Jeff Sessions who has recused himself, but it was carried out by the office of Geoffrey S. Mueller considering that the warrant was implemented on Monday . His decision not to travel was publicly tied to the need to monitor the situation in Syria, but privately Trump said he didn't want to be away from the White House amid developments in the China trade dispute and in the Mueller investigation.