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The blaze was ultimately upgraded to a still and box alarm, and fire crews from neighboring suburbs were called in for assistance, the fire department said. Firefighters ask families to check the placement of smoke detectors and make sure they are on all floors of a home, near stairwells, in basements and the garage.
  • Gas inhalation blamed for death of Iowa family visiting Mexico

    Gas inhalation blamed for death of Iowa family visiting Mexico

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    The bodies of Kevin and Amy Sharp and their children, Sterling and Adrianna were discovered early Friday in the coastal resort of Akumal on the Yucatan Peninsula. According to family members' social media posts, Kevin, 41, Amy, 38, Sterling, 12, and Adrianna Sharp, 7, were expected to arrive in St. Louis on Wednesday to attend a basketball game in Danville, Illinois.
  • Embattled data firm Cambridge Analytica offices searched in UK

    Embattled data firm Cambridge Analytica offices searched in UK

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    The Information Commissioner's Office launched an investigation into the acquisition and use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica as well as the third party app developed by Russian academic Aleksandr Kogan to gather the data. Cambridge Analytica suspended CEO Alexander Nix and launched an independent investigation surrounding his role in the mass data breach revealed earlier in the week.
  • Trump signs $1.3trn spending bill despite threat

    Trump signs $1.3trn spending bill despite threat

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    It makes me wonder what went wrong with this malicious person in his life, but it leaves me with absolutely no doubt that something very serious did go wrong, and it has never been fixed. Trump, however, rescinded the program late a year ago while giving Congress six months to come up with a permanent plan for the program recipients. Trump rejected a deal with Democrats that would have protected Dreamers in exchange for $25bn for his wall.
  • Page Spending Bill Passes In Time To Avoid Government Shutdown

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    Trump initially promised Mexico would pay to construct his "big, lovely wall". Instead, Trump is now poised to win $1.6 billion for barriers along the border. The real question is whether this can get done by Friday at midnight. But the issue only rose to a discussion item when Trump made a late-hour push for a deal in exchange for $25 billion in border wall funds.
  • US President Donald Trump sets China tariff plan

    US President Donald Trump sets China tariff plan

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    Trump's actions represent a "seismic shift from an era dating back to Nixon and Kissinger, where we had as a government viewed China in terms of economic engagement", White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told reporters on Thursday. The existing measures are unlikely to come close to reducing the annual US-China trade imbalance by $100bn as the administration has demanded. Liu said the Section 301 investigation report "violates worldwide trade rules and is beneficial to neither Chinese ...
  • PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Ram Navami

    PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Ram Navami

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    With banners greeting people on the occasion, TMC leaders and ministers were seen taking part in celebrations prominently across the state even as the party maintained that it had not organised any Ram Navami processions. Criticising the BJP leadership, Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee said, "Nothing is more derogatory to Lord Ram than celebrating Ram Navami with DJ music".
  • Trump says he has signed $1.3 trln spending bill into law

    Trump says he has signed $1.3 trln spending bill into law

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    Since we've tried pleading, cajoling and tossing out spendthrifts at the ballot box only to find the Swamp refilling itself a few months later, perhaps this radical idea makes sense: "I'd like to suggest in the strongest terms possible that you pray for those in government at all levels", writes Heidi Munson at The Resurgent.
  • Protests gain vigour as students in large numbers pour in

    Protests gain vigour as students in large numbers pour in

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    It was inspirational seeing those kids have so much support worldwide as well. "And it doesn't seem like Congress wants to do anything". "We couldn't do anything", she said. 14. And you've found the strength to use this terrible situation as a vehicle for social change. "It's immature, rude and inhuman for these people to destroy the people trying to prevent the death of the future of America because they won't".
  • Deadly car-bomb blast near Somalia's parliament

    Deadly car-bomb blast near Somalia's parliament

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    The auto bomb was detonated at a checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle, senior police Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press. At least five three-wheel scooters that were passing on the road had been overturned by the blast. Early in the morning, a vehicle bomb went off at a security checkpoint in Siinka Dheer area, just outside the capital, killing the bomber and wounding several others.
  • Kejriwal govt presents Rs 53000 crore 'green' budget for 2018-19

    Kejriwal govt presents Rs 53000 crore 'green' budget for 2018-19

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    According to Sisodia, the budget has gone up by 1.5 times in the last three years, pegged at Rs 53,000 crore this year. Sisodia, in his budget speech, highlighted that 26 per cent of the budgetary allocation is towards education . As per the survey, education ranking as the "highest priority sector for the government", got the biggest share of the 2017-18 budget - 23.54%. Rs 10 have been allocated for self defence training for students while Rs 15 crore has been allocated for school ...
  • Trump Threatens to Veto Spending Bill Over DACA, Border Wall Funding

    Trump Threatens to Veto Spending Bill Over DACA, Border Wall Funding

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    The US Congress approved a $1.3 trillion (€1.05 trillion) budget on Friday which funds the government through September, avoiding another government shutdown . "I'm actually angry at this point", Francis Madi, a 28-year-old Dreamer and activist in NY, said. The bill contains a provision preventing any of the border security funding from going to the border wall.
  • Austin bombing victim Draylen Mason had been accepted to Oberlin

    Austin bombing victim Draylen Mason had been accepted to Oberlin

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    The cartel just got the address wrong. As people of color - especially Muslim people, South Asians, and Middle Eastern folks - know all too well, it is rare when reporters attempt to garner gentle quotes from aunts and neighbors illustrating one of us as a "troubled loner" or "quiet, nerdy" person.
  • Israeli fighter jets target southern Gaza after security fence damaged

    Israeli fighter jets target southern Gaza after security fence damaged

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    Local sources told Ma'an that five military bulldozers razed lands east of Khan Younis near the border fence, while a drone flew overhead. On Thursday, Gaza's Interior Ministry announced that the "prime suspect" in the assassination attempt had been killed in a gunfight with Hamas-run security forces in the central Gaza Strip.
  • President Trump: I'm 'very happy' with my legal team handling Russian Federation probe

    President Trump: I'm 'very happy' with my legal team handling Russian Federation probe

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    He said the conflicts would not prevent them from assisting Trump "on other legal matters". President Trump said on Twitter on that he is "happy with my existing team ". The addition of diGenova may signal a more aggressive strategy by Trump's legal team to discredit Mueller , although Sekulow said this week that the team would continue to cooperate with the special counsel.
  • Ambedkar is our inspiration: Modi

    Ambedkar is our inspiration: Modi

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    I am India's Prime Minister. The emphasis on farm sector follows mounting protests by farmers since June a year ago in backdrop of a collapse in wholesale crop prices amid record harvests. In his last edition of the programme, Modi spoke on women empowerment and said it was every Indian's "fundamental duty" to ensure participation of women in all fields of life.
  • Sacramento police officers who shot Stephon Clark receiving death threats

    Sacramento police officers who shot Stephon Clark receiving death threats

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    Police say they fired at Clark, who matched the description of a suspect who was breaking auto windows, because they believed he possessed a firearm, which turned out to be an iPhone. Investigators will also look into why in some parts of the police body camera footage , the audio is muted, he added. The body cams then become muted.
  • Minister Alphons dismisses allegations of Rahul Gandhi; on Narendra Modi app

    Minister Alphons dismisses allegations of Rahul Gandhi; on Narendra Modi app

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    On Thursday, the Unique Identification Authority of India told the Supreme Court that the biometric and demographic information of people who have enrolled for Aadhaar was secure, while no one will suffer loss of benefits for its lack. "Even if the claim purported in the story were taken as true, it would raise security concerns on database of that utility company and has nothing to do with the security of UIDAI's Aadhaar database", it said.
  • Chinese warns against 'trade war,' appeals for cooperation

    Chinese warns against 'trade war,' appeals for cooperation

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    China said Friday that it planned to raise tariffs on a $3 billion list of American goods, including pork, apples and steel pipes in response to the steel and aluminum duties announced earlier by Mr. Over all, United States farmers shipped almost $20 billion of goods to China in 2017. However, Liu said the investigation report "violates worldwide trade rules and is beneficial to neither Chinese interests, United States interests nor global interests", Xinhua cited him as saying.
  • Rajya Sabha polls underway in West Bengal

    Rajya Sabha polls underway in West Bengal

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    Legislators queue up at the West Bengal assembly in Kolkata to vote for the Rajya Sabha elections 2018. Asked how he felt about having taken the support of Trinamul despite Mannan and others often criticising the ruling party, Singhvi said: "I am not as familiar with the politics of the state as I am with that of the Centre".
  • New data leak hits Aadhaar

    New data leak hits Aadhaar

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    The report further said that the ZDNet team had contacted the Indian Consulate in NY and alerted Devi Prasad Misra, consul for trade and customs, but even after a week the bugs had not been fixed. Going by the logic of the report, since the utility company's database also had bank account numbers of its customers, would bank databases also be considered to have been breached, UIDAI questioned.
  • United Kingdom judge approves warrant to search Cambridge Analytica offices

    United Kingdom judge approves warrant to search Cambridge Analytica offices

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    The Guardian goes on to say that AIQ is facing increasing scrutiny from investigators on both sides of the Atlantic over its role in harvesting Facebook data . voters. Lawmakers in the US have also called on Zuckerberg to testify about how Facebook safeguards user data . Earlier Friday, Cambridge Analytica said it's undertaking an independent third-party audit to verify that it does not hold any of the data .
  • India observes Earth Hour 2018

    India observes Earth Hour 2018

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    In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights - Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye. "It aims to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and wildlife", Earth Hour organizer WWF Australia chief Dermot O'Gorman told AFP.
  • Shloka Mehta - Know all about Akash Ambani's fiancee

    Shloka Mehta - Know all about Akash Ambani's fiancee

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    According to various reports , Akash proposed Shloka at sunset Saturday during a get-together. Akash Ambani , 25, is the older of the two sons of Nita and Mukesh Ambani , India's richest man who heads Reliance Industries. She is also working as a director in her home company, Rosy Blue diamonds since 2014 as a director. Akash , 26 has studied at Brown University in Rhode Island , USA, and is now part of the #Reliance JioInfocomm Limited (RJIL), 4G world, which is one of the most ...
  • Anger over gun laws voiced at March for Our Lives in Calgary

    Anger over gun laws voiced at March for Our Lives in Calgary

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    Not anymore", said David Hogg, a Stoneman Douglas student who has been central to the organizing efforts. "Having respectful conversations is how you get things done", she said. "They're blaming a failure in government on gun laws", Grisham said. Dozens of passersby stopped and stared as organizers made their way through the borough in droves while chanting "enough is enough" and calling for gun control together in unison.
  • Turkish warplanes 'neutralize' 38 PKK members in northern Iraq

    Turkish warplanes 'neutralize' 38 PKK members in northern Iraq

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    The sources noted that at least 15 caves and 30 shelters used by the PKK members were also destroyed. A large cache of weapons and ammunition including rocket launchers, infantry rifles, Kalashnikovs, guns, hand grenades and cartridges, as well as water, food, and living supplies have also been seized.
  • Iowa family found dead inside vacation condo in Mexico

    Iowa family found dead inside vacation condo in Mexico

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    Kevin Sharp, 41, his son Sterling Wayne Sharp, 12, daughter Adrianna Marie Sharp, 7, and his wife Amy Marie Sharp, 38, all of Creston, Iowa, pose for a photo on victory lane following a September 2017 stock-car race at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa.
  • Thousands march to California's capitol

    Thousands march to California's capitol

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    They will join an estimated 500,000 marchers expected in Washington, D.C., and countless others at March for Our Lives events in many locations across the USA and around the world - including at least eight in Wisconsin - to protest deadly school shootings and to convince lawmakers to enact gun legislation.
  • Trump threatens to veto spending bill, raising specter of another shutdown

    Trump threatens to veto spending bill, raising specter of another shutdown

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    Democrats blasted the president for what they see as his hypocrisy on a solution for the fate of some 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients - young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children. "Art of the deal wrecker", was how Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, sized up the president's veto threat. "Never been this wild", one source told the paper.
  • UK watchdog evaluates evidence from Cambridge Analytica

    UK watchdog evaluates evidence from Cambridge Analytica

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    Authorities in Britain as well as the USA are investigating Cambridge Analytica over allegations the firm improperly obtained data from 50 million Facebook users and used it to manipulate elections, including the 2016 White House race and the 2016 Brexit vote in Britain.
  • Hundreds search for eggs at the Crossroads Community Church Easter Egg Hunt

    Hundreds search for eggs at the Crossroads Community Church Easter Egg Hunt

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    This was the first adaptive egg hunt the Jaycees held for children with impairments and they hope to make this an annual event. Before the egg hunt began, kids lined up before being allowed on the field. There were about one thousand eggs filled with candy. Tony Ragland also helped organize the event and made sure plenty of prizes were given out in each age division.
  • First non-stop Australia to England flight lands after 17 hours

    First non-stop Australia to England flight lands after 17 hours

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    The opening of the new airline is part of ambitious plans unveiled by Quantas over the past two years and aims to add long flights to its flight schedules around the world. It is not the first time Qantas has undertaken a direct flight from Australia to Europe. The firm hopes to routinely fly non-stop from Australia to London and NY by 2022, which would take 20 hours.
  • China might hike tariffs on USA pork and other goods

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    The US and China's top economic officials agreed by phone on Saturday to "continue to communicate" on trade issues, Chinese state media said, as President Donald Trump pledged his escalating trade showdown would get results despite pushback from Europe and Beijing .
  • PM Abbasi due in Karachi for PSL 2018 final

    PM Abbasi due in Karachi for PSL 2018 final

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    Lahore's first high-profile cricket match proved to be administrative and security nightmare, but over time the municipal authorities have managed to produce a makeshift management plan for these events which get better every time. But foreign experts who examined the security arrangements said they were 'as good as any they have seen. "We, in the coming season, should only pick players who have the consent to visit Pakistan", Moin said after losing the first eliminator against Zalmi.
  • President Trump threatens to veto $1.3 trillion spending bill

    President Trump threatens to veto $1.3 trillion spending bill

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    There was no immediate explanation for what prompted the threat other than Trump's frequent complaints that he felt Democrats were unwilling to move his way on immigration issues. Leaders delivered on President Donald Trump's top priorities of boosting Pentagon coffers and starting work on his promised border wall, while compromising with Democrats on funds for road building, child care development, fighting the opioid crisis and more.
  • South Africa president says to mend relations with Rwanda

    South Africa president says to mend relations with Rwanda

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    Ramaphosa and other African heads of state and business leaders are in the Rwandan capital for the tenth extraordinary summit of the African Continental Free Trade. "We as South Africa want free trade in Africa because we are an important player in the African continent". As a demonstration of South Africa's unequivocal commitment to this continental venture, President Ramaphosa signed the Kigali Declaration for the Launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area during the Summit's ...
  • Centre issues notice to Cambridge Analytica

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    Political parties in India, including the ruling BJP and the Congress, have accused each other of engaging the services of Cambridge Analytica , leading to questions over influencing elections "through questionable means". Cambridge Analytica, best known for working on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, is at the center of an global storm over privacy and political manipulation.
  • Rex goes up in flames at Colorado dinosaur park

    Rex goes up in flames at Colorado dinosaur park

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    This avid dinosaur fan frequently visits the museum but wasn't expecting to find out an electrical fire sparked inside his most cherished attraction: the T-Rex. Zach Reynolds told the Associated Press that the blaze was a total loss but "it made for some spectacular imagery along the way". Reynolds and his wife, Carman, said they are incredibly proud of their team for the way they efficiently and quickly handled this situation and kept their guests safe.