• Mattis Jokes to Bolton: 'You're Actually the Devil Incarnate'

    Mattis Jokes to Bolton: 'You're Actually the Devil Incarnate'

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    Trump announced on Twitter last week that Bolton, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations, would replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser effective April 9. The 69-year-old former USA ambassador to the United Nations has been best known in recent years as a Fox News commentator and prolific opinion-page writer, including columns that advocated bombing North Korea and Iran - and for regime change in both.
  • Magnitude-6.9 natural disaster off PNG's New Britain

    Magnitude-6.9 natural disaster off PNG's New Britain

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    The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) issued a threat warning for parts of the southwestern Pacific. And the US Geological Survey (USGS) said that it had struck at a shallow depth of 10 km. PNG was hit by a 7.5-magnitude quake on February 26 that buried homes and triggered landslides in its highlands region, killing at least 125 people.
  • Russia Expels 60 US Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Retaliation

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    Lavrov said Russia would take similar action with other nations that expelled Russian diplomats this week. The U.S. has charged Russian Federation with interfering in the 2016 presidential election and of condoning chemical weapons attacks allegedly launched by the Syrian military in territory held by rebels and jihadis, two charges that the Kremlin has denied.
  • Vietnam vets honored at Knoxville pinning ceremony

    Vietnam vets honored at Knoxville pinning ceremony

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    The commemoration is an opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, and thank Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice during one of the longest wars in the country's history. According to the National Archives, 58,220 died while in service in Vietnam. "I'm proud to say it's events like this that really help heal", added Dave Smith, past Commandant of the Marine Corps League Sgt.
  • South Africa Is Sending Someone To Prison For Being Racist

    South Africa Is Sending Someone To Prison For Being Racist

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    Her lawyer said she was not in a normal state at the time , as she had just been the victim of a smash-and-grab robbery. "This is a landmark ruling..." The officer that Momberg verbally abused had been trying to assist her after thieves broke into her auto at night in 2016.
  • UN Security Council slams Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia

    UN Security Council slams Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia

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    The three casualties had been hit by falling shrapnel which fell on a home in Riyadh, killing an Egyptian resident and wounding two other Egyptians. Saudi Arabia's air forces have responded to 104 ballistic missiles launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias on the kingdom since the June 6, 2015.
  • Oklahoma approves tax hike to avert teachers' strike

    Oklahoma approves tax hike to avert teachers' strike

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    Mary Fallin said in a statement Wednesday. However, News 4 has learned plans are in the works to remove the hotel/motel tax from the package. At an early afternoon news conference hosted by the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the chamber's current chairman Steve Bradshaw said he would be disappointed if teachers walked out following Wednesday's Senate vote.
  • Turkey warns it will 'take initiative' in Syria, Iraq

    Turkey warns it will 'take initiative' in Syria, Iraq

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    Mr Tusk added: "While our relationship is going through hard times, in areas where we do cooperate, we cooperate well". MEPs commented to TV broadcasters that Varna has opened a new path in relations with Turkey. In a written statement, Aksoy added that Turkey "condemns what happened in the United Kingdom and regards the use of chemical weapons as a crime against humanity".
  • What is Maundy Thursday? Ilford priest explains

    What is Maundy Thursday? Ilford priest explains

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    Besides prayer services, processions and veiling of the Cross, another highlight of the day will be the enactment of the 14 Stations of the Cross which commemorate that commemorate Jesus Christ's last day on earth as a man. What are the origins of Maundy Thursday services? The feet washing tradition, however, ended in the 18th century under King James II. During the meal he is said to have taken the bread and wine and offered them to the disciples saying they were his body and blood.
  • Memphis 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination

    Memphis 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination

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    King. It is a bit of big deal to be associated with an icon of American plurality and democracy as Mr King was; he has a national holiday in America. President Muhammadu Buhari , second, left, receiving the 2018 Exceptional African Leadership Award from the matriach of the Martin Luther King Family, Naomi King, second, right, during the visit of Martin Luther King Junior's family to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on March 26.
  • President Trump to promote infrastructure plan in Richfield, Ohio

    President Trump to promote infrastructure plan in Richfield, Ohio

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    The president has kept a relatively low profile since the broadcast, except for a series of tweets about trade and his pending meeting with North Korea's leader. Trump's recent timeout comes amid new developments in the Russian Federation investigation, an ongoing staff shakeup , and publicity over adult film actress Stormy Daniels , who claims to have had a sexual encounter with the president.
  • Mega Millions jackpot tops $500 million for Friday Drawing

    Mega Millions jackpot tops $500 million for Friday Drawing

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    The winning tickets were sold at Circle K, located at 2319 Cheshire Bridge Road NE in Atlanta, and Racetrac #2340, located 5901 Highway 53 in Braselton. The Friday night drawing will offer players a chance to spend $2 and dream of beating the staggering odds of 302.5 million to one and winning the big prize.
  • Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz swamped with 'perverted' fan mail

    Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz swamped with 'perverted' fan mail

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    His attorneys said they were shocked by the stacks of letters and cards he has received - many of which included pictures of scantily clad teenagers or gushing descriptions about his looks. Cruz doesn't see or hear about these letters, as his mail (except for correspondence with lawyers) is opened and inspected by jail officials. The fact that Cruz is on suicide watch also complicates matters, meaning that no letters are actually delivered to him - but according to Finkelstein, some of the ...
  • Kevin Love has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol

    Kevin Love has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol

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    It was Miami's 14th consecutive home win over the Cavaliers, including a 4-0 mark when James plays in Miami since leaving the Heat after the 2014 NBA Finals. After halftime we just made the decision to hold him out". Furthermore, Houston has managed to rattle off 10 consecutive wins, which includes a 118-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
  • Federal authorities arrest man after child porn raid in Youngstown

    Federal authorities arrest man after child porn raid in Youngstown

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    During Wednesday's search of the home, the Federal Bureau of Investigation say Fleischer admitted using his phone to view pornography involving hundreds of young girl's and boys. The Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force became involved after receiving a referral from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to the distribution of child pornography from a specific internet address.
  • SUV plunges off cliff, 8 feared dead

    SUV plunges off cliff, 8 feared dead

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    Authorities have only recovered the bodies of the parents and three children - Martin, 19, Abigal, 14 and Jeremiah, 14. "There was no indication of why this vehicle traversed approximately over 75 feet (20 metres) off a dirt pullout and went into the Pacific Ocean".
  • France's ex-president Sarkozy to face a corruption trial

    France's ex-president Sarkozy to face a corruption trial

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    In a separate case, Sarkozy, 63, was placed earlier this month under official investigation over alleged illegal financing of his 2007 presidential campaign by the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi . He was eventually cleared. Investigators examining allegations that Sarkozy's campaign was funded by Libya began to suspect that he was monitoring the probe using a network of informants.
  • Kansas House backs arming teachers, hears bill to make doing so easier

    Kansas House backs arming teachers, hears bill to make doing so easier

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    At least nine other states have provisions in place giving teachers the option of carrying guns in schools, but the Kansas plan seems to go further than most other laws in place or under consideration. West Side principal Karen King received two votes and Jason Scarbrough, a principal at Inman Middle School in Paris, Tenn., received one vote. Although Bream also supports arming teachers, she said there will be and has been resistance from unions.
  • Pope Francis Declares 'There Is No Hell' - Vatican Disagrees

    Pope Francis Declares 'There Is No Hell' - Vatican Disagrees

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    NAIJ.com had earlier quoted a report in Mirror UK quoting Pope Francis as having deviated from the general belief that hell is real, when he stated that the souls of sinners will disappear in the after life instead of going to hell. Those who repent obtain God's forgiveness and take their place among the ranks of those who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and can not be forgiven disappear.
  • Officials identify 75-year-old man killed in Sonoma Raceway crash

    Officials identify 75-year-old man killed in Sonoma Raceway crash

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    The drag races occur most Wednesdays between March and November from 4-10 p.m. for licensed drivers who want to race down the strip. An ambulance crew tried to save Rambo's life but he succumbed to his injuries at the scene, Crum said. The event takes place weekly and is open to anyone with a driver's license and a vehicle or motorcycle that can pass a technical inspection. "He had all the proper harnesses, proper helmets, and all the safety gear appropriate for his class", Starks said.
  • Father dies rescuing his 3-year-old from vehicle in Indianapolis pond

    Father dies rescuing his 3-year-old from vehicle in Indianapolis pond

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    The Indianapolis Fire Department believe that the girl accidentally hit the gear shift as she climbed back into the auto and across the front seat, sending the vehicle rolling into a retention pond at the apartment complex. After the Indianapolis Fire Department arrived on the scene, they confirmed the girl was on land but Burgess remained submerged. The girl was in stable condition.
  • As Russia Mourns Victims of Mall Fire, Some Chant, 'Corruption Kills!'

    As Russia Mourns Victims of Mall Fire, Some Chant, 'Corruption Kills!'

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    Four people have been detained for questioning, including the head of the company that manages the shopping centre, according to the Investigative Committee . "People, children came to relax", Putin told officials in Kemerovo after laying flowers at a makeshift memorial of flowers, stuffed children's toys and balloons near the gutted mall's facade.
  • Warner apologies for 'stain on the game'

    Warner apologies for 'stain on the game'

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    Sutherland promised that "significant punishments" were imminent, but Cricket Australia was not yet in a position to make a verdict. He said: "I still think I am the right person for the job". Following Cricket Australia's investigation into the scandal, it has come to light that Smith and Cameron Bancroft knew what they were getting into but it was Warner who developed the "plan to attempt to artificially alter the condition of the ball".
  • Thousands Attend 'March For Our Lives' In Oakland

    Thousands Attend 'March For Our Lives' In Oakland

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    Many participants and protesters were advocating for common-sense gun reform, saying they don't want to take guns away from people, just make it harder to get automatic weapons, and less easy to get handguns. "I was a teenager myself when there was a shooting at my school", Ludden said. Audiences met Alex King and D'Angelo McDade, who walked on stage in hooded sweatshirts with duct tape over their mouths.
  • Corbyn urged by Jewish leaders to 'drain the political sewer'

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    Karen Pollock told BBC Radio 4's The Westminster Hour: "When there were examples of Labour party members saying "Jews kill and kidnap their way around the world" or referring to the Holocaust Educational Trust as the "Holocaust Indoctrination Programme" ...
  • In Retaliation for Expulsion of Russian Diplomats, Moscow Expels 60 US Diplomats

    In Retaliation for Expulsion of Russian Diplomats, Moscow Expels 60 US Diplomats

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    The U.S. other Western nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are expelling more than 150 Russian diplomats whom they consider spies, including a dozen posted to Russia's U.N. More than 20 countries have expelled Russian envoys, in solidarity with the UK. The United States raised the stakes in its response Monday by expelling 60 Russian diplomats and taking the additional step of ordering the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle.
  • Serial subject Adnan Syed granted new trial

    Serial subject Adnan Syed granted new trial

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    The ruling followed new evidence presented during a second post-conviction relief hearing in February 2016, including testimony from alibi witness Asia McClain Chapman, who says she spoke with Syed in the library of her high school in Baltimore County at the time the state claims he killed Lee.
  • SC suspends HC order asking EC to allot symbol to AIADMK faction

    SC suspends HC order asking EC to allot symbol to AIADMK faction

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    As of now, as per the top court, told the Dinakaran faction of the AIADMK that it can not float a new party, using the "pressure cooker" symbol. Referring to a judgment of the high court, Dhinakaran said the court had already held that no legal protection was available to any specimen flag of any registered or unregistered political party and therefore, AIADMK could not claim any monopoly on the colours red, black and white.
  • Officers in Alton Sterling shooting face discipline for poor tactics

    Officers in Alton Sterling shooting face discipline for poor tactics

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    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced on Tuesday that an investigation determined that the officers' actions were "reasonable", according to CNN . The findings from Landry's office were similar to those of the Department of Justice, which sought to determine if officers had violated Sterling's civil rights and whether the shooting was justified.
  • Hamas Launches Massive Military Drill in Gaza Using Rockets, Live Fire

    Hamas Launches Massive Military Drill in Gaza Using Rockets, Live Fire

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    Local sources told Ma'an New Agency that five military bulldozers razed lands east of Khan Younis, near the border fence , while a drone flew overhead. The March of Return , which begins on " Land Day ", the national "holiday" protesting against Israel's alleged land grab from Arabs, is potentially lethal for both sides: the protesters and the soldiers.
  • Syfy's Sharknado Movie Franchise to End With Time Travel-Themed Finale

    Syfy's Sharknado Movie Franchise to End With Time Travel-Themed Finale

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    With that in mind, TV Line reports that Syfy will end the Sharknado series with this summer's sixth installment, now titled just Sharknado 6 . Sharks and tornados merge into what can only be called Sharknado . The final chapter in the battle against the sharks was greenlit by the cable network and will feature time travel.
  • Malala returns to Pakistan six years after attack

    Malala returns to Pakistan six years after attack

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    Yousafzai's flight landed at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport at 1.41 a.m., reports Geo News. Following her arrival in the country, Yousafzai met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi , according to footage provided by his office to CNN .
  • United States military kills 2 al-Qaeda members in Libya drone strike

    United States military kills 2 al-Qaeda members in Libya drone strike

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    One of the militants killed in a US air strike in Libya over the weekend was a "high-ranking" official in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb ( AQIM ), the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The State Department also lists him as the commander of the southern zone for al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and the group's senior recruiting and training official.
  • Marvel Strike Force Trailer: Drax Should Always Go First

    Marvel Strike Force Trailer: Drax Should Always Go First

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    In Strike Force , players join forces with S.H.I.E.L.D. The rest of the trailer previews the squad-based action and shows off some of the other characters featured in the game, such as Wolverine, Iron Man, and Hulk. Also, the game will employ a great deal of strategy, as picking the wrong heroes could result in defeat. The game promises an interesting experience for Marvel fans, as it will allow players to customize teams of their favorite characters.
  • One year before European Union withdrawal, PM bids to heal Brexit divisions

    One year before European Union withdrawal, PM bids to heal Brexit divisions

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    As now agreed in the draft withdrawal treaty, the official moment of European Union departure will be 11pm United Kingdom time on 29th March 2019. "As stated by the European Commission in its notice to stakeholders on European Food Law in relation to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, the Commission's position is that United Kingdom exports to the EU27 will face veterinary inspection as any other third country does today".
  • Jeb Bush Takes Shot at Trump: My Children 'Actually Love Me'

    Jeb Bush Takes Shot at Trump: My Children 'Actually Love Me'

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    Bush also joked that he didn't want to speak about the primary race, saying "I'm still in therapy". Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) slammed President Donald Trump during a lecture sponsored by the The William F. The former Florida governor and presidential candidate seemingly mocked President Trump's relationship with his family during an event at Yale Tuesday, suggesting that, unlike the president, he comes home to children who "actually love" him.