• US Justice Dept. sues California over land transfer law

    US Justice Dept. sues California over land transfer law

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    As the Trump administration went to court to void a California law obstructing the sale of federal land, the state was threatening to sue the USA if it waters down automobile fuel-efficiency standards. The U.S. government says California's law, which took effect January 1, is delaying land sales - even for projects that have been in the works for years - and is depressing their value.
  • Elephant killed as circus lorry overturns in Spain

    Elephant killed as circus lorry overturns in Spain

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    Emergency services were forced to winch one of the huge animals from the road as others wandered loose and the dead animal was removed from a ditch. There were five elephants in the lorry and another video showed two of them being led away.
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Says Empowering Iran doesn't Serve Assad

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Says Empowering Iran doesn't Serve Assad

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    Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel last month, which an Israeli official hailed as historic following two years of efforts. Speaking of Ithe Shiite majority state, the Crown Prince said that "I believe the Iranian supreme leader makes Hitler look good". But he told Goldberg he had no "religious objection" to Israelis living alongside Palestinians, so long as the main Muslim holy site in Jerusalem - the Al-Aqsa mosque compound - is protected.
  • Karnataka elections: Amit Shah says Congress govt will be thrown way out

    Karnataka elections: Amit Shah says Congress govt will be thrown way out

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    Reacting to media queries on BJP planning to field Yeddyurappa's son B Y Vijayendra from Varuna constituency, Siddaramaiah said that if he was sure of victory, Yeddyurappa himself should contest. "This is only the issue raised for political gain". Siddaramaiah said he had contested seven elections from the constituency and won five of them. Shah claimed that the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had rejected a similar proposal in 2013.
  • Dalit protests intensify across country during 'Bharat Bandh', 4 killed

    Dalit protests intensify across country during 'Bharat Bandh', 4 killed

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    Speaking of the 20 March Supreme Court order on the atrocities act, Bhaskar said , "The message is that because there is no representation, the perspective of Dalits is not reaching the higher judiciary". According to Rahul Jain, the head of the Gwalior district administration in Madhaya Pradesh, three people were killed there when protests turned violent .
  • Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj orders probe into Turkey extraditions

    Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj orders probe into Turkey extraditions

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    Speaking in his party's congress in Hatay in the southeastern part of Turkey, the Turkish president said that "the sacking of the head of the Intelligence Agency and the Interior minister, who delivered us the members of the terrorist organization, FETO, is a historical mistake, because they did their job".
  • US must decide fate of migrant 'caravan' marching towards border, Mexico says

    US must decide fate of migrant 'caravan' marching towards border, Mexico says

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    Trump on Monday also again urged Congress to protect the US border , using the so-called nuclear option, which would alter Senate rules to allow a simple majority to pass legislation, if necessary. Trump appears to be referring to a migrant caravan assembled by the group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People without Borders ), which was discussed on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" shortly before he published his tweet .
  • US Pork Producers, Fruit Growers Brace for China Tariffs

    US Pork Producers, Fruit Growers Brace for China Tariffs

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 458 points down, as Beijing slapped tariffs on United States imports in retaliation for USA steel and aluminum tariffs and President Donald Trump blasted online retail giant Amazon. On the new round of tariffs, the US will first take comment from industry for 30 days and then have 180 days to decide whether to actually levy tariffs.
  • The president of France is promoting AI, European style

    The president of France is promoting AI, European style

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    The strikes are against the French government's plan that some workers' benefits are taken away and the national railway company restructured. An Ifop survey on Sunday showed sympathy growing for SNCF staff , with 46 percent backing the strike , up four points from two weeks ago.
  • Russian foreign minister suggests Britain may have been behind Skripal poisoning

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    But Mr Lavrov said: "Our Western partners, and I first of all refer to Great Britain , the United States and some other countries, which are blindly guided by them, put all decency aside and resort to bold lies and fake news". In response to Montenegro's "unjustified move", the Russian side declared an official of the Embassy of Montenegro persona non grata, it said. Lavrov said that Russian Federation has called a meeting of the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog for Wednesday to ...
  • Afghan air strike against Taliban hits civilians

    Afghan air strike against Taliban hits civilians

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    The Afghan defense ministry says that the air strike killed at least 9 Taliban commanders. A Taliban spokesman claimed that 150 civilians were killed or wounded in the attack. He said those in the building were a mix of civilians, religious school students and Taliban fighters. The group's spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid denied that any of its forces were present.
  • Molinaro will formally kick off campaign for governor

    Molinaro will formally kick off campaign for governor

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    He said he considers public service his life's calling, and a run for governor is the next step. The last Republican elected to a statewide office in NY was George Pataki, who captured his third and final term as governor in 2002. Molinaro says he did not vote for Donald Trump. But since Molinaro told party leaders last month he's in, most of the GOP's county leaders - including Suffolk County's John Jay LaValle - have gravitated toward him.
  • Blue pinwheels promote child abuse prevention in Smith Co

    Blue pinwheels promote child abuse prevention in Smith Co

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    According to ICAN's most recent State of Child Abuse report, 1,785 reports of abuse in the Los Angeles County were submitted to the Department of Justice in 2016. Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee's focus during Child Abuse Prevention Month is to recognize those that are doing great things in the lives of children and encourage others to find ways to support families and children.
  • DMK protests over Cauvery issue in Chennai

    DMK protests over Cauvery issue in Chennai

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    Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit met Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and some senior officials at Raj Bhavan. DMK members stage a rail roko demonstration against the Centre and Tamil Nadu government over constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board, in Coimbatore on Monday.
  • Palace: VP vote recount to settle 'long-festering dispute'

    Palace: VP vote recount to settle 'long-festering dispute'

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    Meanwhile Robredo said she is relieved that the PET will finally begin its manual recount. Opinion polls had shown him the clear leader ahead of the vote, which is separate from that for the presidency. There will be 50 revision tables for 50 revision committees. Three members of an ad hoc committee have been designated by the PET to oversee 40 sets of revisors so far constituted to do the manual recount and revision.
  • One killed as Bharat Bandh turns violent in UP

    One killed as Bharat Bandh turns violent in UP

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    The maximum violence was witnessed in Gwalior, Morena and Bhind. Sporadic clashes were reported between the protestors and the police. Two persons died in Uttar Pradesh and one in Rajasthan, according to officials there. Rajnath Singh , India's home minister, called for calm. Punjab Chief Secretary Karan A Singh, in a letter to the Secretary, Department of Defence, said, "Army in Punjab to remain ready for any eventuality as state govt may need their assistance in maintaining law and ...
  • Sacramento sheriff's vehicle hits protester at Stephon Clark vigil

    Sacramento sheriff's vehicle hits protester at Stephon Clark vigil

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    Observers said the deputy struck the woman at a high rate speed of speed, while authorities said the vehicle was moving slowly and the deputy was responding to a risky situation created by some of the demonstrators. Demonstrators were calling for police reform after a private autopsy found police fatally shot Clark eight times , including six times in the back.
  • London murder rate surpasses NYC's

    London murder rate surpasses NYC's

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    In February and March, 37 people were killed in London, compared to 35 in the Big Apple, according to the Sunday Times . That's compared to 14 in NY in February. The crossroad for the cities seem to originate from January, when the murder rate decreased in NY while London's spiked. The former Met Police chief superintendent Leroy Logan told the BBC that the stats are proof that "London's violent traits have become a virus".
  • EPA to Revise Obama-era Emission Standards

    EPA to Revise Obama-era Emission Standards

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    In a statement , the agency said it recently completed the midterm evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger vehicles for the 2022-2025 model years. That teed up a year-long evaluation that culminated in Monday's announcement. Pruitt did not say precisely when new standards would be set. Pruitt hinted Monday that California will need to come aboard the federal standard at the level set by the Trump administration.
  • Lok Sabha to resume work today

    Lok Sabha to resume work today

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    In the Rajya Sabha , the Opposition protests forced the adjournment of proceedings for the day without transaction of any business as members trooped into the well and shouted slogans, drowning every other voice. "The Modi government has the fullest confidence of the people of this country and also the House", he remarked even as Congress, Trinamool and Left members were seen raising objections to the remarks of the Parliamentary Affairs Minister.
  • Missing woman's body found in submerged police vehicle

    Missing woman's body found in submerged police vehicle

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    Police will not release the name of a man who was shot and killed in the weekend until after his funeral takes place. The male driver apparently asked the victim for help and she ignored him. The incident has been referred to the coroner and the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has been notified. The police auto followed and the vehicle then stopped again.
  • Suspect arrested after woman shot in leg outside east Charlotte nightclub

    Suspect arrested after woman shot in leg outside east Charlotte nightclub

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    Officers arrived and tried to detain the suspect, but they got into an awaiting vehicle and fled off. A police report says that officers recognized Pandone from previous dealings. Officers were able to stop and identify Pandone and arrest him on several warrants. The victim told officers that King pointed a pistol at her during the robbery while the third suspect took the victim's bag, according to the affidavit.
  • Chinese Space Station Crashes in Pacific Ocean

    Chinese Space Station Crashes in Pacific Ocean

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    The vehicle's fall puts an end to the space station's seven years in orbit, and it managed not to hit any populated areas on the way down. The rundown spacecraft has been slowly leaving its original orbit for several years now. Earlier forecasts said only around 10% of the bus-sized spacecraft would likely survive re-entry, mainly heavier components such as its engines. Chinese media have downplayed comments by the ESA and others that the country's engineers have lost control of the ...
  • Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty announces she won't seek re-election

    Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty announces she won't seek re-election

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    Earlier Monday, Esty had requested the House Ethics Committee conduct an inquiry into whether she "violated any law, rule, regulation or other standard of conduct applicable to a Member of the House". "Unfortunately, through the review process I learned that threat of violence was not an isolated incident, but part of a pattern of behavior that victimized numerous women on my staff".
  • State Patrol: 350+ Crashes As Spring Snowstorm Blankets Minnesota

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    A blizzard warning was issued overnight in the greater Fargo area due to the low visibility and gusty winds. Temperatures on Monday were in the 80s and will climb into the high 70s again for Tuesday , but a cold front that moves in Wednesday will bring showers, storms and some lingering cold weather .
  • Guidelines for accreditation of journalists amended to regulate fake news

    Guidelines for accreditation of journalists amended to regulate fake news

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    Malaysia's government pushed a law on Monday that makes "fake news" punishable with a maximum six-year jail term despite an outcry from critics anxious it will be used to stifle dissent before elections. "Fake news is bad news. stories that have been fabricated or changed and spread without a conscious consideration of the impact it could have on the people", she said, adding that the legislation will make people more responsible in publishing and sharing news.