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U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski is facing a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman, who says the incumbent's socially conservative views are out of touch with the district that first elected him in 2004. "I think (voters) should know they have a real choice for governor". But none involved the kind of spending as seen in the governor's race. She said she is committed to represent "all Illinoisans regardless of political affiliation", promising to be an independent voice that ...
  • US, S.Korea to resume military drills on April 1

    US, S.Korea to resume military drills on April 1

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    South Korean officials said this year's exercises would, unlike previous years, not involve United States nuclear-powered aircraft carriers or bombers. Earlier this month a high-level delegation from South Korea visited Pyongyang, and both sides plan to meet at a joint summit in April. "Key Resolve will take place for about two weeks from mid-April, and Foal Eagle is to run for four weeks", an official at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) told Yonhap.
  • Sheriff: Teen fatally beats friend with bat, calls 911

    Sheriff: Teen fatally beats friend with bat, calls 911

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    Allegedly, the caller told the authorities that the Lake Wales teen, later identified as 16-year-old Dillen Murray, went towards him and claimed that he had repeatedly hit his best friend with a baseball bat and that he might be dead. Judd said they do not yet know why he killed the other boy and have no further details. Judd said that Murray has three previous battery charges, two of which were allegedly committed against Diaz.
  • Betsy DeVos grilled about school shootings, stance on guns at budget hearing

    Betsy DeVos grilled about school shootings, stance on guns at budget hearing

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    DeVos also told lawmakers that she wishes she could "do over" her infamous comment about grizzly bears being the reason why there should be guns in schools. "You are on a commission to look at ways to keep students safe", he said. Lawmakers aired other concerns when questioning DeVos at the hearing, including issues with underperforming schools, proposed cuts to impact aid and programs relied on by low-income school districts and a proposed $1 million cut to the department's Office of ...
  • NBC5 Forecast: Lower rain and storm chances today

    NBC5 Forecast: Lower rain and storm chances today

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    There is a 90 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s to middle 80s. Monday is looking gorgeous, but fire danger will be a concern in areas west of DFW as strong NW wind kicks in behind a cold front. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Cool this morning, but overall very pleasant with low humidity and highs in the mid 70s. Wednesday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 62 and an overnight low of 38.
  • Iggy Azalea torched Nick Young's clothes after cheating scandal

    Iggy Azalea torched Nick Young's clothes after cheating scandal

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    But Azalea did encounter one small issue with her revenge scheme - pricier items didn't set aflame quite as as well as clothes from more affordable places like Forever 21. "Unfortunately although I love Nick and have tried and tried to rebuild my trust in him, it's become apparent in the last few weeks I am unable to", Azalea wrote on Instagram at the time.
  • CA city opts out of state's sanctuary status

    CA city opts out of state's sanctuary status

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    Kusumoto, who sponsored the Los Alamitos ordinance, says Sacramento is forcing local government officials to undermine federal law. The sanctuary city movement has wide support among elected officials in the left-leaning state, the newspaper said .
  • Hallsville woman arrested after child found alone on street

    Hallsville woman arrested after child found alone on street

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    A warrant was issued Sunday, but Mays has not been arrested, court records show. Neighbors said they were able to get a glimpse of the man. Around 2.30, Maheshwari made a decision to end it once and for all and took an iron rod and repeatedly hit on Raju's head until he died.
  • Saif Gaddafi may run for Libya's presidency to rescue country from turmoil

    Saif Gaddafi may run for Libya's presidency to rescue country from turmoil

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    The son of Colonel Gaddafi has announced that he will run for president in Libyan elections this year. "Saif al-Islam is free and enjoys all his civil rights, and he is now within the Libyan borders", he said, stressing that Gaddafi's son would directly address the Libyans in the coming days to announce his electoral program.
  • USS Juneau found by Paul Allen ship in WWII ocean grave

    USS Juneau found by Paul Allen ship in WWII ocean grave

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    Five brothers from the Sullivan family of Waterloo, Iowa, died during the disaster. This footage taken two days later by the R/V Petrol's remotely operated underwater vehicle, shows a portion of the wreckage, and crew controlling the vehicle can be heard identifying the ship's name.
  • Egypt court orders Uber and Careem to halt services

    Egypt court orders Uber and Careem to halt services

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    While the decision is subject to appeal, a lawyer for the taxi drivers, Khaled al-Gamal assured AFP that the government will have to implement the decision even if Uber and Careem appeal. Late a year ago, Egypt's cabinet approved a transportation bill allowing and regulating the operations of the two ride-hailing companies. The petition laid against the services of the cab service company was handed to court.
  • 'Tragic incident' sees two-year-old die in River Teifi at Cardigan

    'Tragic incident' sees two-year-old die in River Teifi at Cardigan

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    Looked in the river no signs. But Dyfed-Powys Police have since confirmed that they are not looking for anyone in connection with the investigation. He also thanked officers who "jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did". Police launched a two-hour search for the auto after it was allegedly stolen in Carmarthenshire.
  • White House: Trump Not Planning to Fire Mueller Amid Twitter Criticism

    White House: Trump Not Planning to Fire Mueller Amid Twitter Criticism

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    Though the White House and Trump legal team has spoken publicly of its cooperative relationship with Mueller's office, that rapport appeared frayed over the weekend when Dowd said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - who appointed Mueller and oversees his work - should "bring an end" to the investigation.
  • McCain Calls Out Trump For Applauding Putin On 'Sham' Election Victory

    McCain Calls Out Trump For Applauding Putin On 'Sham' Election Victory

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    There have been allegations of ballot-stuffing during the election , and election monitors were harassed and intimidated in the run-up to the vote . Russian Federation has received global condemnation after Britain blamed Moscow for the recent nerve agent attack that sickened Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
  • Ben Carson points to wife on $31000 HUD dining set purchase

    Ben Carson points to wife on $31000 HUD dining set purchase

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    Photo Ben Carson , the secretary of housing and urban development, testified before a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Tuesday. And, you know, I left it with my wife. Carson added, "I made it clear that didn't seem right to me". The mahogany dining set was purchased from the Baltimore interior design firm Sebree and Associates .
  • Buhari congratulates German chancellor, Merkel, on her re-election

    Buhari congratulates German chancellor, Merkel, on her re-election

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    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain didn't come up in President Donald Trump's Tuesday call with Russia's Vladimir Putin. The presidents "agreed to develop further bilateral contacts, taking into account changes in the U.S. State Department", the Kremlin statement said in a reference to Trump's decision to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
  • Bitterly cold with amber snow and ice warnings - more detail from Emma

    Bitterly cold with amber snow and ice warnings - more detail from Emma

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    Thursday will start out mainly dry with some brighter weather for the east in the morning, but thickening cloud will bring rain in to western coasts by the end of the morning, spreading eastwards in the afternoon. WINTERY WEATHER What's the difference between hail, snow and sleet? On Monday the region is expected to see a cold start, but will remain dry and the majority of the area can expect a dry and fine day with sunny spells.
  • USA sends Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Wong to Taiwan

    USA sends Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alex Wong to Taiwan

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    The State Department official is flying to Taipei after attending a meeting in Singapore and is scheduled to address the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei's annual Lunar New Year event, known as the Hsieh Nien Fan Banquet. The informal relations between the United States and Taiwan are governed by the Taiwan Relations Act that was passed by Congress in April of 1979. China reacted angrily to the bill.
  • European Union chief sparks controversy by congratulating Putin on re-election

    European Union chief sparks controversy by congratulating Putin on re-election

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    After his victory, Putin dismissed claims Russian Federation was behind the poisoning in Britain as "drivel, rubbish, nonsense" but said Moscow was ready to cooperate with London in the probe. But that wasn't the only controversy that surrounds this race - videos taken at official polling places around the country detail, in real-time, election officials working in the Russian government jamming vote boxes full of papers, of which many people believe contained votes for Vladimir Putin .
  • BJP is trying to suppress my voice, alleges Andhra CM Naidu

    BJP is trying to suppress my voice, alleges Andhra CM Naidu

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    The no-confidence motion, however, was not introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. "See that MPs of other parties also attend the House and that other parties also give notices of No Confidence Motion", Naidu added. We have been working for the welfare of Muslims. He told them that he had to forge an alliance with the BJP and join the NDA only in the interests of the state, as it had suffered heavily due to unscientific bifurcation.
  • RAF engineer dies after Red Arrows crash

    RAF engineer dies after Red Arrows crash

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    A Red Arrows plane has crashed at an RAF base in Wales. The pilot of the aircraft survived and is receiving medical care, the ministry said in a tweet. We are investigating.", the RAF said in a statement. The Royal Air Force confirmed there had been an incident involving a Hawk jet, the type used by the Red Arrows.
  • Two ships collide at Pakistan's deepest port, suspending sea traffic

    Two ships collide at Pakistan's deepest port, suspending sea traffic

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    The incident happened at a private terminal, South Asia Pakistan Terminals, affiliated to the port when a cargo ship hit an anchored cargo ship during berthing, Geo News said. The KPT's pilots are said to be aware of deep sea routes and they tug the ships to the port. Reports also added the multiple shipping containers that were "full of imported cars" and other freight were damaged.
  • Dead Sea Creature similar to Loch Ness discovered on beach

    Dead Sea Creature similar to Loch Ness discovered on beach

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    Marine experts now believe that the mysterious sea creature , which reportedly has an elongated neck and small head, maybe an animal from prehistoric times. Experts have so far been unable to positively identify the animal from the photos and video footage. One comment read: "I knew The Loch Ness Monster was real".
  • McCabe gives memos to Mueller's team

    McCabe gives memos to Mueller's team

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    Trump , however, isn't sold that McCabe's notes, or Comey's, were actually taken at the time they say they were. That was by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump had said Mueller would cross a red line with such a step. "Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that can not be crossed", he said in a statement.
  • Kerala teacher's sexist remarks sparks outrage on social media

    Kerala teacher's sexist remarks sparks outrage on social media

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    A remark by a professor of a teachers' training college in Kerala's Kozhikode that Muslim girls were not wearing the hijab properly and deliberately exposing their chests like "sliced watermelon" has triggered widespread protests across the state by students with some women posting nude photographs.
  • 3 injured in high school shooting in Maryland

    3 injured in high school shooting in Maryland

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    It is unclear if shots fired by the school resource officer struck the gunman. Cameron says a female student and a male student were also wounded in the shooting in a hallway at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland. Maryland State Police , the Baltimore detachment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the local Sheriff's department are all aware of the incident and are either on the scene or en route.
  • California Pregnancy Center Abortion Info Law Heads To US Supreme Court

    California Pregnancy Center Abortion Info Law Heads To US Supreme Court

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    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California‚à "ôs attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers". The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. States can compel doctors to provide information regarding the risks of certain procedures and make sure patients are aware of all their options. The case comes after California passed the Reproductive Fact Act in 2015, which mandates that licensed clinics providing ultrasounds, pregnancy tests and other services ...
  • WashPost: Trump Lawyers Gave Docs to Help Steer Interview

    WashPost: Trump Lawyers Gave Docs to Help Steer Interview

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    Trump has increased his attacks on the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. His dismissal would provoke immediate backlash from Republicans in the U.S. Aides and friends say they understand Trump's frustration with an investigation that hangs over his presidency. "They (the legal team) created the expectation that the probe was going to be done in December", and that expectation, plus the recent discussions and a subpoena of Trump Organization documents, set the President off.
  • Thousands on Calif. Coast Ordered to Leave Ahead of Mudslide Threat

    Thousands on Calif. Coast Ordered to Leave Ahead of Mudslide Threat

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    In all, around 7,400 residences are affected and 17,000 to 18,000 people are expected to be displaced in Santa Barbara County. More information can be found at www.vcemergency.com . County emergency management director Rob Lewin says based on the forecast the storm will be the most powerful since the January 9 deluge that triggered massive and deadly debris flows in Montecito.
  • What the post-Parkland debate on guns means, from six Americans

    What the post-Parkland debate on guns means, from six Americans

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    A student at a Minneapolis high school was assaulted by a mob of students after he carried a pro-Trump flag during the National School Walkout on Wednesday, police said. Parent Joseph Reed says he's discouraged by Wednesday's events. In Livingston , students wanted make their voices heard and prove that "age is no obstacle to activism ".
  • Spring equinox 2018: Winter is finally, officially, over

    Spring equinox 2018: Winter is finally, officially, over

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    Seasons on Earth are driven by the planet's orbit and 23.5 degree tilt from the vertical axis. The word equinox comes from two Latin words, equi which means equal and nox meaning night . During the equinox , both day and night are balanced to almost 12 hours each all over the world. The days will grow progressively longer until the summer solstice, which in 2018 falls on June 21.
  • Post-Rexit, Tillerson pledges to pray for US

    Post-Rexit, Tillerson pledges to pray for US

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    In a snub, Tillerson was left out of the loop regarding the North Korean invitation and was on his first trip to Africa when Trump sat down at the White House with a visiting delegation from South Korea last Thursday and agreed to meet Kim.
  • Karthik fires India to victory

    Karthik fires India to victory

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    Karthik scored sensational 29 runs from just eight balls. "I'm very shy and not the one who will express with anger or be very loud". "We will have a preparatory camp before the team heads on West Indies tour towards May end", he said, adding it is for the first time he has been a cricketing ambassador for any cricket team.
  • The Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.67

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    Dupont Cap Management has invested 0.15% in SL Green Realty Corp. About 2.47M shares traded or 132.10% up from the average. DA Davidson initiated Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) on Thursday, July 23 with "Neutral" rating. Glg Partners Limited Partnership holds 0.06% or 9,200 shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt accumulated 0% or 5,052 shares. RMR Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of SL Green Realty by 21.8% in the 3rd quarter.
  • Saudi crown prince refuses to speak about his wealth

    Saudi crown prince refuses to speak about his wealth

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    He told this in an interview to United States news channel CBS News . Shi'ite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are now involved in a proxy war in Yemen , where Tehran supports Huthi rebels fighting against the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.