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OPCW director-general Ahmet Uzumcu said the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) had chose to carry out reconnaissance at two sites in the town of Douma before the inspectors would visit them. Syria and its Russian backers deny that government forces were responsible for the reported attack in the town of Douma. Though if they are regular Tomahawks, this will not be so interesting since the Russian military reportedly already has a good collection of those; but the newest ...
  • Marijuana use decreases cognitive functions in teenagers

    Marijuana use decreases cognitive functions in teenagers

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    Others want the right to open cannabis lounges. Likewise, it would not protect recreational users or employees whose employers would lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations should the employers hire or fail to discharge a medical-cannabis user.
  • Safety Authorities Say Southwest Jet's Blown Engine Showed 'Metal Fatigue'

    Safety Authorities Say Southwest Jet's Blown Engine Showed 'Metal Fatigue'

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    Southwest Airlines is giving passengers on board the disastrous flight which saw a woman die when she was sucked out of the window this week US$5,000 ($6,935) each and a US$1,000 travel voucher. The 2017 inspection proposal affected all engines that had flown over 7,500 flights and/or had been in use for over 18 months for lower use engines.
  • Kangaroo Pelted With Rocks Dies in Western Zoo, and Fury Flies

    Kangaroo Pelted With Rocks Dies in Western Zoo, and Fury Flies

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    She died several days later. According to another report, a five-year-old male was slightly injured in the same circumstances a few weeks later. But the news surfaced only this week, when a local newspaper, The Haixia Metropolis News, described zookeepers' shock at finding it with a smashed foot, hobbled and listless, after at least one visitor apparently threw stones in an attempt to make it jump.
  • 'He's not five minutes loyal': Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel roast Michael Cohen

    'He's not five minutes loyal': Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel roast Michael Cohen

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    President Donald Trump was reportedly not pleased with his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen when he presented Trump with photos of former President Bill Clinton and a mixed-race man claiming to be his illegitimate son. Federal agents conducting the April 9 searches related to Cohen's business dealings seized about ten boxes of documents, plus electronic files on multiple phones and electronic devices, according to court records.
  • United States students seeking gun reform walk out of classes

    United States students seeking gun reform walk out of classes

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    In March, many of our school sites had students who organized walkouts and walk-ins, and those demonstrations occurred in a peaceful and respectful manner. Marion County school officials canceled classes for the rest of the day . Several Charlotte-area schools had planned walkouts Friday. They also have received help from Indivisible , a left-leaning nonprofit based in Washington that helps boost grassroots activism.
  • Bill de Blasio expands Central Park vehicle ban

    Bill de Blasio expands Central Park vehicle ban

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    The move, which aims to cut down on traffic accidents and air pollution in the most-visited urban park in the United States, takes effect on June 27, the mayor told reporters. The nonprofit Transportation Alternatives launched its campaign to rid the park of motorists in 1979. "Progress comes in fits and starts - a weekend trial here, a seasonal trial there -- and often without any assurance that meaningful reform is coming", he continued.
  • India at the forefront of global growth in financial inclusion

    India at the forefront of global growth in financial inclusion

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    Globally, 69 per cent of adults - 3.8 billion people - now have an account at a bank or mobile money provider, a crucial step in escaping poverty. Since 2014, the Indian government has been pushing a program to sign up individuals for simple, no-fee accounts tied to government biometric identification cards.
  • Avenfield reference: NAB to produce another witness

    Avenfield reference: NAB to produce another witness

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    In a brief interaction with newsmen in London, Nawaz Sharif said that his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was undergoing radiotherapy and six chemotherapy sessions had been done. He also claimed that the suspects attempted to hide these documents. Moreover, Judge Bashir directed NAB to produce the witness on April 23 (Monday).
  • Mom gets probation for taking trip to Germany, leaving kids alone

    Mom gets probation for taking trip to Germany, leaving kids alone

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    Macke had also been charged with one count of making a firearm available to a person under age 21, but prosecutors agreed to drop it as part of the deal, the paper said. "Investigators confirmed that Macke had made no preparations to supply grownup supervision or take care of the youngsters whereas she was away", the police division stated.
  • Sugarland Drop 'Babe,' New Single Featuring and Co-Written by Taylor Swift

    Sugarland Drop 'Babe,' New Single Featuring and Co-Written by Taylor Swift

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    Taylor Swift just gave some of her biggest OG fans the treat of a lifetime, by taking the country road back to her roots with an epic collab with country music duo, Sugarland . 1989 was born later that year, and Taylor's plan worked - this time she did win Album of the Year. Audiences seem to become more enraged when a pop female adds some twang to her thang than they do a male.
  • Fire now 100 percent contained; firefighters extinguishing hot spots

    Fire now 100 percent contained; firefighters extinguishing hot spots

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    All evacuation orders have been lifted, and the state plans to relinquish command back to local and county authorities at 6 a.m. Saturday. The interstate will have to be shut down for Xcel to access it, according to the sheriff's office. Crews from the Mesa County Sheriff Wildland Fire Team, Lower Valley Fire District, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Grand Junction Fire Department, De Beque Fire Department and Palisade Fire Department will be fighting the fire on Friday.
  • Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time

    Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time

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    They continued: "It has been conclusively determined that it is not in Alfie's best interests, not only to stay in Alder Hey hospital being treated as he now is, but also to travel overseas for the same goal. 'As we explained in our earlier decision in this case, the best interests of the child are the "gold standard" which is not only adopted by our law but also reflects the global standards to which this country is committed.
  • Fordland, Missouri, TV Tower Collapse Leaves One Dead, Five Injured

    Fordland, Missouri, TV Tower Collapse Leaves One Dead, Five Injured

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    A Missouri State representative reached by RBR+TVBR notes that a statement on the matter is forthcoming; she could not state if KOZK was operating via a backup transmitter or off the air as of Noon Central on Thursday (4/19). Talburt said the surviving workers were in a state of shock when first responders arrived. This is an on-going investigation. More will be added as information becomes available.
  • Confirmed! Rajinikanth's Kaala to hit the screens on June 7

    Confirmed! Rajinikanth's Kaala to hit the screens on June 7

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    The much anticipated film of your favourite star, Kaala , finally has a release date. The release of the film Kaala was the most expected by Rajinikanth fans and his audience. Apart from Thalaiva Rajinikanth , the movie stars Nana Patekar , Eswari Rao, Samuthirakani, Anjali Patil and Huma Qureshi in other important roles.
  • Family welcomes son number 14

    Family welcomes son number 14

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    It's not just 14 babies, though, but 14 boys for the Schwandt clan. The baby was born shortly before 6 p.m. and came early, five days before Kateri Schwandt's expected due date. 12, Tucker Ray Schwandt, who was born on August 4 that year. "Not very many people understand what we do, it really is neat", Jay Schwandt said. "Everything that we do is about family, it's centered around family".
  • Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston

    Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston

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    For Kelly Ogansoy, Bush's spirit was her strength when her eldest daughter, Robin, died of leukemia as a child. "To avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service, President Trump will not attend".
  • Brown mobilizes troops in border effort, ends dispute with White House

    Brown mobilizes troops in border effort, ends dispute with White House

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    The Trump administration said Monday that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over sanctuary laws, accused him of not protecting the border with Mexico and said "there is a Revolution going on in California". California previously deployed National Guard troops for border operations at the request of President George W. Bush in 2006 and President Barack Obama in 2010.
  • AEA President speaks about possible Arizona teacher walkout

    AEA President speaks about possible Arizona teacher walkout

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    The Arizona Republic reports that the Arizona Educators United grassroots group and the Arizona Education Association have chose to move forward with a strike on April 26 after compiling results of a poll of educators. School districts are thinking about what to do if a strike is called. How a strike could play out in more than 200 public school districts will vary but could leave hourly workers like custodians without their paychecks.
  • Zimbabwe parliament summons Robert Mugabe over diamond theft claim

    Zimbabwe parliament summons Robert Mugabe over diamond theft claim

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    Mugabe, who resigned in November following a military intervention and extraordinary public demonstrations, has said $15 billion worth of diamonds were looted from fields in the country's east. "I was given that by some officials, that figure had been circulating around, but really it was not confirmed", he told the privately-owned Zimbabwe Independent .
  • Russian Federation warns United States against Military Action in Syria

    Russian Federation warns United States against Military Action in Syria

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    As tensions mounted over a face-off with Damascus-ally Russian Federation, opponents of unilateral U.S. action called an emergency closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council for Thursday. The United States and its allies believe chemical weapons were used. Citing information previously released by local health organisations, WHO said that "an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals".
  • DNC sues Trump campaign, alleges conspiracy with Russian Federation to disrupt 2016 election

    DNC sues Trump campaign, alleges conspiracy with Russian Federation to disrupt 2016 election

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    DNC chairman Tom Perez commented on the impending legal battle Friday, saying the move was "not partisan, it's patriotic". "During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russian Federation launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump's campaign ", DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement, according to The Washington Post .
  • Bad-boy Von Trier returns to Cannes, 7 years after being expelled

    Bad-boy Von Trier returns to Cannes, 7 years after being expelled

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    Trier said in a newly-released video by the Louisiana Channel (see below - Cannes bit starts 17:20 minutes in), in connection with winning the Sonningprisen Award, that his Nazi statement was taken out of context - the result of giving up on an argument with somebody persisting with their opinion.
  • OH unemployment rate drops in March

    OH unemployment rate drops in March

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    Statewide, the industries with the most job growth year over year were manufacturing and professional and business services. The jobs level remained unchanged in Financial Activities. Indiana's total labor force is 3.3 million. Unemployment in the Bradenton-Sarasota-North Port metropolitan statistical area dropped to 3.4 percent last month, down from 3.5 percent in February and 3.8 percent in March 2017.
  • Plane skids off runway, shutting down # 039 Nepal & ; s Airport Terminal

    Plane skids off runway, shutting down # 039 Nepal & ; s Airport Terminal

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    All flights have been cancelled since the Thursday nighttime crash. The aeroplane was about to take off the Kathmandu airport with 139 passengers including the cabin crew when it got into the excursion last night. He further informed that the airport runway did not suffer any damage during the incident and all worldwide flights have resumed. American traveller Sarah Ann Loreth, heading to Doha before returning to her home in Boston, spent hours on her delayed jet after the emergency.
  • Old Blazers tweets are fitting amid playoff struggles

    Old Blazers tweets are fitting amid playoff struggles

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    The dismantling of Portland took place in front of a sellout Smoothie King Center crowd of 18,551. On Nikola Mirotić's hot streak: "It's Gillette..." "That's the position they have put me in". On team's confidence right now: "We're very confident". No matter who takes it, you know it's a shot you work on in practice or pregame. "We've seen some insane stuff happen", said guard Jrue Holiday when asked if they were feeling comfortable with a 3-0 series lead.
  • Besiktas coach leaves hospital after 'night football died'

    Besiktas coach leaves hospital after 'night football died'

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    Riot police flooded the pitch to break up the violence as footage emerged of Gunes being wheeled around a local hospital. At the time of the abandonment at Fenerbahce's stadium on the Asian side of Istanbul, the score was 0-0 and the tie was 2-2 on aggregate.
  • Federal appeals court rules IN abortion law unconstitutional

    Federal appeals court rules IN abortion law unconstitutional

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    The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the second court to strike down that the state's 2016 law forbidding OH from contracting for health services with any entity that performs or promotes non-therapeutic abortions. Dan Tierney, a spokesman for Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who defended the law in court, said his office was reviewing the ruling to determine whether to seek further appellate review.
  • India's Modi: rape is a matter of shame for the country

    India's Modi: rape is a matter of shame for the country

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    May did not directly address the anti-Modi billboards, but said: " India is indeed a good friend of the United Kingdom , and the Indian diaspora here in the United Kingdom plays an enormous role and makes an enormous contribution to our society and our economy".
  • Today's high in the 60s, rain possible Saturday and Sunday

    Today's high in the 60s, rain possible Saturday and Sunday

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    East wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. Tonight , rain before 3 a.m., then rain and snow. The next chance of rain comes Wednesday . New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Sunday: Clearing. Sunny. pleasant and dry. Next week I have included a chance for showers and thunderstorms by Wednesday with temps holding below average for this time of year.
  • It's Hindus vs Muslims, says BJP MLA

    It's Hindus vs Muslims, says BJP MLA

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    Whoever wants Shivaji Maharaj should vote for BJP, who wants Babari Masjid and Tipu Jayanti should vote for Congress . Patil also claimed that the Congress favoured building a mosque in Ayodhya instead of a Ram temple. Hebbalkar ended with 35,753 votes. The counting of votes will take place on May 15 and the results will be declared on the same date. Meanwhile, BJP leader in Tamil Nadu, S Ve Shekher, today sparked a controversy when he shared a derogatory post against the media, ...
  • Russia: US Strikes Remove Moral Hurdles for S-300 Missiles for Assad

    Russia: US Strikes Remove Moral Hurdles for S-300 Missiles for Assad

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    That attack was launched in response to a suspected gas attack mounted on April 7 on Douma, near Damascus, in which more than 40 people were reported killed. In this picture taken on August 27, 2013, Russian air defense missile system Antey 2500, or S-300 VM, is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow, Russia .
  • Help Find the Person Who Painted Endangered Tortoise Bright Red!

    Help Find the Person Who Painted Endangered Tortoise Bright Red!

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    Fortunately, two good Samaritans spotted it and took it to a wildlife rehabber. Removing the paint and concrete from the tortoise is a challenging process which, unfortunately, causes the animal stress - but it has to be undertaken quickly, so as not to give the chemicals the chance to sink in further.
  • ETA Separatists Apologize for 'Pain,' 'Harm' It Caused

    ETA Separatists Apologize for 'Pain,' 'Harm' It Caused

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    The organisation, which has never apologised for its bloody campaign before, recognised the "damage" caused in the course of its "armed trajectory". "We have caused a lot of pain, and irreparable harm. Eta also expressed the hope that there would be negotiations over the region's future, adding: "A democratic solution to the political conflict could yield peace and bring about the freedom of the Basque country".
  • Sen. Schumer to introduce marijuana decriminalization legislation

    Sen. Schumer to introduce marijuana decriminalization legislation

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    Schumer is working on the legislation himself, his office said, and is not now in the process of courting co-sponsors but has spoken broadly about the outline with other senators. "The view I have - and I'm a little cautious on this - is let's see how the state experiments work". Beneath the measure, the federal authorities would nonetheless implement legal guidelines in opposition to shifting pot into states the place it is unlawful and would nonetheless regulate promoting so it is not geared ...
  • Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meeting

    Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meeting

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    When South Korea's President at the time , Mr Kim Dae Jung, met with Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang in 2000, the North Korean leader was quoted as saying that keeping U.S. Six months ago, no one would have saw this coming, but something is a foot with North Korea . For months, experts on the region have been skeptical that the North would ever agree to drop its nuclear pursuits, which give the nation leverage in the region and Kim - a third-generation dynastic leader - legitimacy ...
  • Bengal Panchayat polls: HC for extended deadline for nominations

    Bengal Panchayat polls: HC for extended deadline for nominations

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    The SEC's order on extending the nomination process had come on April 10. Aggrieved candidates unable to file nominations on the last day had moved Supreme Court on that day. The high court had issued a stay on filing of nominations. Notification cancellation on April 10 for extension of nomination by SEC is not valid. "It is a moral defeat for the Trinamool Congress and exposed the disability of the SEC, which failed to uphold its credibility by playing in the hands of the state government".
  • IDF prepares for another round of violent protests on Gaza border

    IDF prepares for another round of violent protests on Gaza border

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    Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said. Hamas says the protests are aimed at breaking a crippling border blockade that was imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group overran Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections.
  • Cash crunch: IT department conducts raid on hoarders

    Cash crunch: IT department conducts raid on hoarders

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    As the news of cash shortage in the ATMs in several parts of the country emerged, the income tax wing of the Ministry of finance swung into action. The state of Karnataka goes into elections next month, and Andhra Pradesh and Telenagana will follow in less than a year. "The apparent shortfall thus could be around Rs 70,000 crore or even less", it said.
  • SC tells Centre to confiscate Dawood's properties

    SC tells Centre to confiscate Dawood's properties

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    Dawood Ibrahim's properties are going to be seized by the government. Amina and Hasina were unable to provide any kind of proof that the earnings and the properties had a legal source, thus, they couldn't take back the properties. They both reportedly had seven residential properties worth millions in their names which were allegedly acquired with Dawood's illegal wealth. Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (SAFEMA) of the Finance Ministry, in November 2017, became the first ...