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Candi Thurman, who says she is Fisher's aunt, said in a tweet the teen was in art class at the time of the shooting. Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a 17-year-old classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school on Friday, in the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States.
  • Shooting reported at Texas high school near Houston, no word on victims

    Shooting reported at Texas high school near Houston, no word on victims

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    Santa Fe Police, Galveston County Sheriff's Office and ATF agents have all responded to the school at 16000 Highway 6. Police were responding to reports of gunfire at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday and the school district said it was on lockdown because of an incident involving an active shooter.
  • Hope all in Kashmir will reciprocate Centre's peace move: BJP

    Hope all in Kashmir will reciprocate Centre's peace move: BJP

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    Mehbooba Mufti, who has been pressing for the ceasefire , welcomed the federal government's decision and said it will help "create a peaceful and amicable environment for a sustainable dialogue". The first time the Central government announced halt in its operations against militants was on November 19, 2000 when Vajpayee made a unilateral declaration of stopping combat operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Will Go on to Next Step if N Korea Summit Doesn't Happen

    Will Go on to Next Step if N Korea Summit Doesn't Happen

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    National Security Adviser John Bolton explicitly cited "the Libya model of 2003-2004" as a basis for the North Korea talks last month, which drew personal rebuke from the North Korean government Wednesday. After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out Tuesday, over United States demands for "unilateral nuclear abandonment."In an angrily worded statement, the North warned "if the USA is trying to drive us into a corner to force our ...
  • Egypt orders Gaza border to open during Muslim holy month of Ramadan

    Egypt orders Gaza border to open during Muslim holy month of Ramadan

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    Israel sealed four of its commercial crossings with Gaza in mid-2007 after Palestinian resistance movement Hamas wrested control of the strip from the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority. The UN's human rights chief on Friday slammed Israel's response to protests along the Gaza border fence as "wholly disproportionate". Rafah is the main exit for the 1.9 million Palestinians in the Strip to the outside world since Israel imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the besieged territory more ...
  • Person arrested after shots fired at Trump golf club

    Person arrested after shots fired at Trump golf club

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    He said the man was "neutralized" and taken into custody. "He had an American flag that he did drape over the counter", Perez said. "This was a definite attempt to lure officers into the lobby of that hotel", Perez said. we are not discounting anything at this point", he said. President Donald Trump's first year in office provided mixed results for some of his biggest businesses.
  • Kilauea threatens Hawaii but is less deadly than other types of volcanoes

    Kilauea threatens Hawaii but is less deadly than other types of volcanoes

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    A powerful but short-lived explosion occurred at the summit of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, producing a massive volcanic cloud, officials said. The volcanic eruption is harming his livelihood, he said, as he owns a music retreat and cultural center on his land. Poland said the explosion likely only lasted a few minutes and that ash accumulations were minimal, with likely trace amounts near the volcano and at the town, named Volcano.
  • Canada says it will cover losses in bid to get pipeline done

    Canada says it will cover losses in bid to get pipeline done

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    Media stories about Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Kinder Morgan threatened to scrap the project entirely if disagreements couldn't be resolved by May 31. "The Prime Minister can act now and make use of tools available to his government, like withholding of infrastructure funding to British Columbia to get this pipeline built".
  • EU's Tusk says with friends like Trump, who needs enemies?

    EU's Tusk says with friends like Trump, who needs enemies?

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    UK, French and German foreign ministers, along with the EU's top diplomat, discussed ways of saving the deal with their Iranian counterpart, a week after US President Donald Trump pulled out and reimposed sanctions on Iran. All the same, " Europe should be grateful for President Trump because thanks to him we have got rid of all illusions" that the European Union can rely on others for help, Tusk added.
  • China Okays Toshiba's USD18 Billion Sale Of Memory-Chip Unit

    China Okays Toshiba's USD18 Billion Sale Of Memory-Chip Unit

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    Korean chipmaker SK hynix welcomed the recent regulatory approval from Chinese antitrust authorities for the acquisition of Japanese chipmaker Toshiba's memory chip business unit, confirming the deal will likely be concluded next month. The purchase has already been approved by the governments of South Korea, the U.S., Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, Taiwan and the European Union. Toshiba Memory Corp.
  • Las Vegas Mall Evacuated After Reports of Gunman

    Las Vegas Mall Evacuated After Reports of Gunman

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    Authorities in Las Vegas on Thursday said there was no threat to the public after an earlier massive police response at a mall after reports of a person with a gun. "The mall has been evacuated while officers ensure the suspect is not inside", the spokesman says. "Police have not located this person and they are clearing the building to make sure the person is not hiding inside".
  • BSF man among two injured in exchange of fire along IB

    BSF man among two injured in exchange of fire along IB

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    The BSF trooper was injured at the Regal Post. Two civilians were killed in the unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers in Arnia whereas, two others died in RS Pura Sector of the state during cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) during wee hours today along with a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, identified as Sitaram Upadhyay .
  • White House divided on Yanny Laurel debate

    White House divided on Yanny Laurel debate

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    Regarding the "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" debate , CBS News reported Twitter data shows 47 percent of people hear " Yanny ", and 53 percent hear " Laurel ". If you're desperate to try and hear both, using an equalizer (like this Chrome extension) lets you turn up the bass and turn the treble down, which was enough to make it flip for me.
  • United Europe plots to bypass Trump sanctions on Iran

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    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday Europe would try to protect its companies doing business with Iran from US sanctions, reimposed over Tehran's nuclear programme, but said giants like Total would make their own choices. The law was initially passed to prevent the United States blocking European Union companies from trading with Cuba. She highlighted the importance of deepening economic relations with Iran, including in the area of energy supplies.
  • India court allows Modi's BJP to form state govt despite lacking majority

    India court allows Modi's BJP to form state govt despite lacking majority

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    Ahead of the crucial floor test, Governor Vajubhai Vala will first have to appoint a pro-tem Speaker, under whom the MLA-elects will take their oath as Members of the Legislative Assembly . "This Black Spot on India's democracy will be erased", he said on Twitter. He questioned the 15 days time given to Yeddyurappa for proving majority saying the Supreme Court had earlier said "to give such time is to encourage the Constitutional sin of poaching..." The joint petition by Congress' ...
  • Las Vegas police release bodycam footage from killer's hotel suite

    Las Vegas police release bodycam footage from killer's hotel suite

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    There was no trash in his wastebaskets, she told investigators. He says he then walked down the hall and discovered a metal bracket keeping the door shut. Her account was among those provided by Las Vegas police in a DVD with witness statements and officer reports about last year's mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • In Google maps, a Crimean bridge

    In Google maps, a Crimean bridge

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    Canada says the bridge aims to harden Russia's unlawful hold on the peninsula and to forcibly isolate it from the rest of Ukraine. As part of this investigation , Priymachok and other officers of the Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine ignored provisions of Russian legislation and global law, and illegally prosecuted 19 judges of the Russian Constitutional Court because they approved a decree declaring the agreement between Russia and Crimea constitutional, the Investigative Committee ...
  • Mohamed Salah's boots added to British Museum collection

    Mohamed Salah's boots added to British Museum collection

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    This year, the 25-year-old forward Salah played the best season ever played by an Egyptian, scoring 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions this season. Salah's boots will be displayed alongside other artifacts from ancient Egypt . The Egypt global has impressed this season, winning the Premier League golden boot with a record 32 goals.
  • US ready to resume pressure if North Korea walks away from talks

    US ready to resume pressure if North Korea walks away from talks

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    Earlier, Kim Kye Gwan , North Korea's first vice minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was quoted in an article saying the USA said "it would offer economic compensation and benefit in case we abandon (nuclear weapons).We have never had any expectation of U.S.
  • Body Found During Search For Teenage Girl

    Body Found During Search For Teenage Girl

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    The garda technical bureau is making its way to the scene, and the State Pathologist has been informed. Gardai have found the body of 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel in a disused farmhouse in Lucan, County Dublin. Gardai say they believe a body found at a derelict building in Lucan belongs to a local missing girl. Her death is being treated as suspicious and there are reports she was found without clothing.
  • Student, Teacher Killed In New Jersey School Bus Crash

    Student, Teacher Killed In New Jersey School Bus Crash

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    The injured were being rushed to at least two area hospitals. Cadaver dogs were seen searching the woods near the bus crash. The National Transportation Safety Board said it is gathering information about the crash. "It was just frightful what happened". Images from the chaotic scene in Mount Olive Township show the body of the bus shorn from its frame and pushed into a median guardrail, resting at an angle.
  • Governor should swear-in pro-tem speaker, not CM

    Governor should swear-in pro-tem speaker, not CM

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    Following the 2004 elections, when the assembly was hung, the Congress and JDS forged a tie-up to set up a government led by N Dharam Singh of Congress. He said the sanctity of the Raj Bhawan has been "lowered" at the behest of the BJP and expressed confidence that they will win in the Supreme Court as truth will finally prevail.
  • Premier Pellegrini at Summit in Sofia: Slovakia Supports EU Enlargement

    Premier Pellegrini at Summit in Sofia: Slovakia Supports EU Enlargement

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    According to Ratas, the European Commission supports efforts to agree on a permanent exception from the US import tariffs on steel and aluminium. Thaci told the media that he had spoken with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, B92's reporter in Sofia said on Thursday.
  • Arizona's Flake opposes Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency chief

    Arizona's Flake opposes Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency chief

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    It became clear Wednesday that Haspel would be confirmed after she won the endorsement of the Senate Intelligence Committee by a vote of 10-5 . "She has earned the respect of the agency workforce, of her peers, of Republicans, of Democrats, of military officers, of civilian security leaders, evidenced by the number of letters received in support of her nomination too numerous to read", Burr said on the Senate floor.
  • Iranians Killed in Israeli Attack near Damascus

    Iranians Killed in Israeli Attack near Damascus

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    Some reports suggest that an earlier Israeli air strike already destroyed Iranian air defences deployed to Syria. But it seemed to carefully calibrate its response by targeting the Golan Heights, which Israel annexed in 1981 in a move that is not internationally recognized, instead of striking Israel proper.
  • Air Force Apologizes for Tweet Linking Deadly Battle to Internet Meme

    Air Force Apologizes for Tweet Linking Deadly Battle to Internet Meme

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    Early Thursday morning, the Air Force tweeted, "The Taliban Forces in #Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRRT they got courtesy of our #A10". It was unclear how close the Taliban came to capturing the city, which would have represented a major blow to the Afghan government. The US military helped Afghan troops repel a major Taliban attack on the Afghan provincial capital Farah on Tuesday and Wednesday that punctured the security ...
  • New York Legislature Interviews Potential Successors To State Attorney General

    New York Legislature Interviews Potential Successors To State Attorney General

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    The first person up was the acting Attorney General, Barbara Underwood . Schneiderman resigned last week after The New Yorker magazine reported four women allege that he physically and verbally abused them while dating. "I think it's an understatement to say that none of us expected to be sitting here today for this objective", Underwood told senators and Assembly members gathered Tuesday at a meeting room in the state Capitol complex.
  • Sirens Sound in Golan Heights

    Sirens Sound in Golan Heights

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    Eyewitnesses in the Golan Heights say they saw the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercept "something" late Thursday afternoon. Within 30 minutes after the operation "TS'ovy Hell", the press service of the IDF reported that it was a false alarm.
  • Rohatgi joins Lokpal selection panel

    Rohatgi joins Lokpal selection panel

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    Attorney General KK Venugopal told a bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi that a decision was taken on May 11 appointing Rohatgi as an eminent jurist in the selection committee, chaired by the Prime Minister. "However, having regard to the fact that the selection committee comprises of high constitutional functionaries, we do not consider it appropriate to pass any direction for the completion of the process of appointment of Lokpal within a particular time frame", the bench said.
  • Beastie Boys Memoir To Include Graphic Novel, Cookbook, Mixtape Playlists

    Beastie Boys Memoir To Include Graphic Novel, Cookbook, Mixtape Playlists

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    Plus, the book's description on the website reveals, "Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very amusing accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers", and more. The memoir, however, isn't your typical band biography. And, as outcome of Sound reports , the 592-page book will contain excerpts from guest contributors ( Amy Poehler , Wes Anderson , and more), rare photos, original illustrations, and even a cookbook.
  • Brookfield in advanced talks to bail Kushner Companies out at 666 Fifth

    Brookfield in advanced talks to bail Kushner Companies out at 666 Fifth

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    The New York Times reported Thursday that Kushner Companies, which is owned by the family of White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump Tower transcripts show how one reckless meeting led to probe Judiciary transcripts offer detailed account of Trump Tower meeting Trump Jr.
  • Zuckerberg to appear before EU Parliament, but snubs the United Kingdom - again

    Zuckerberg to appear before EU Parliament, but snubs the United Kingdom - again

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    Facebook faces a barrage of public criticism over how the data of tens of millions of its users was abused, and concerns over whether it has moved rapidly enough to remove questionable content. The revelations that the data of some 87 million Facebook users and their friends may have been misused by the consulting firm that worked on Donald Trump's United States presidential campaign, has been called a game changer in the world of data protection as regulators seek to raise awareness about ...
  • Police raid home of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak

    Police raid home of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak

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    Najib's lawyer Harpal Singh Grewal says they didn't find anything incriminating, "just some personal possessions, couple of handbags, some presents, things like that". A declassified document compiled by Gani revealed a complex network of worldwide money laundering involving sums much larger than previously thought.
  • Stormy Daniels: Trump Discloses Payment To Reimburse Cohen

    Stormy Daniels: Trump Discloses Payment To Reimburse Cohen

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    It will soon be revealed that Stormy Daniels was not alone in alleging an affair with President Donald Trump and signing a non-disclosure agreement with Michael Cohen to cover it up, the adult film star's lawyer said Thursday. A liberal-leaning watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , filed a complaint in March requesting an investigation into the payment and whether Trump broke the law by failing to disclose it previous year.
  • Flash Flood Watch in effect until 4 am Saturday

    Flash Flood Watch in effect until 4 am Saturday

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    The Schuylkill is forecast to come within a half foot of flood stage at both Philadelphia and Norristown. A Flood Watch has once again been issued for most of the Rocky Mountain Front. Flood stage is 6.5 feet, which was reached and exceeded on Sunday. The river is forecast to crest Saturday afternoon at 17.7 feet. In Georgetown, moderate flooding is also expected this weekend, especially at high tide.
  • United States birth rate hit 30-year low in 2017 — CDC

    United States birth rate hit 30-year low in 2017 — CDC

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    Birth rates fell for almost all age groups of women younger than 40 in 2017, sending overall fertility rates to a record low, USA health officials reported Thursday. In fact, the only age group that saw an increase in birth rates during 2017 was those in their 40's. "Education and access to contraception are big factors in decreasing teen pregnancies", Wu noted.
  • 'Horrific' school bus crash in New Jersey

    'Horrific' school bus crash in New Jersey

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    It wasn't immediately known how many people were on the bus or in the truck. A dump truck sits near the scene after a collision with a school bus in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. Greenbaum said the first word he got about the crash included "entrapment and possible ejections". Seventh-grader Alejandro Garcia says that fellow students who had brothers and sisters on the bus started crying after news of the crash reached the school.
  • 'Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30000-foot plume

    'Ash fallout' alert after Hawaii volcano erupts in 30000-foot plume

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    Cracks formed on a highway near the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, said the Hawaii Police Department. Park officials say the earthquakes also caused noticeable structural damage in park buildings, and left behind a web of earth cracks and uneven road surfaces on Highway 11 and other park roadways.