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Syrian state-run media have dismissed this as a fabrication. After a lull of days, government forces began bombarding Douma again on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 11 people had died in Douma as a result of suffocation caused by the smoke from conventional weapons being dropped by the Government.
  • Hillary is Complaining Again, This Time It's About Fox News

    Hillary is Complaining Again, This Time It's About Fox News

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    Which is why they prefer to inhabit an alternate reality where Hillary Clinton is president". She doesn't believe "we've seen the bottom yet" with what she says is Trump's escalating decline. "And you sit there and think 'does he think I was elected?' ". "There is no greater honor than being able to celebrate the centennial birth of Mrs.
  • Thiessen: Donald Trump's withdrawal wrong tactic in Syria

    Thiessen: Donald Trump's withdrawal wrong tactic in Syria

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    The defeat of the caliphate that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed in Syria is near, top Defense Department officials said at the Pentagon today. They take place as the larger Syrian war continues, with a strengthened Syrian government extending its control over rebel areas thanks to support from Russian Federation and Iran.
  • Body found in ocean near site of Hart family crash

    Body found in ocean near site of Hart family crash

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    The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that vacationers near Juan Creek north of Westport reported a body in the surf about 2 p.m. Saturday. The bodies of three of their children - Markis, 19; Jeremiah, 14; and Abigail, 14 - were found nearby. Investigators said they believed the driver deliberately sped the SUV, with the six adoptive children inside, off the cliff.
  • Rain and snow expected this weekend

    Rain and snow expected this weekend

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    It now appears to be within that evening time frame when the area has the best shot at seeing some light accumulating snows. For next five days expect highs to remain below average. Clouds and some sun will help us get back to the 60s on Sunday and Monday and close to 70° by Tuesday! Other low pressure systems may affect the area later Wednesday and Wednesday night, then again Friday and Saturday .
  • Trump to skip annual White House correspondents' dinner

    Trump to skip annual White House correspondents' dinner

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    I mean, "sources say" and they have no sources. Talev confirmed in a statement following the interview that Trump would not be attending " Nerd Prom ", but is sending his chief spokeswoman. "I sort of feel that the press is so bad", Trump said. "The "Fakers" at CNN , NBC, ABC & CBS have done so much dishonest reporting that they should only be allowed to get awards for fiction!" Michelle Wolf , a writer from The Daily Show who now has an hourlong stand-up special on HBO and an ...
  • U.S. takes aim at Russian Federation over alleged Syria chemical attack

    U.S. takes aim at Russian Federation over alleged Syria chemical attack

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    State TV showed thick clouds of smoke rising from Douma, where Jaish al-Islam is holding out after insurgents in other parts of eastern Ghouta accepted offers of safe passage to rebel-held areas in the north of the country. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauret, recalling a 2017 sarin gas attack that the West and the United Nations blamed on Assad's government. Syrian state news agency SANA said the rebel group in Douma, Jaish al-Islam, was making " chemical attack fabrications ...
  • High speed chase leads to arrest of murder suspect

    High speed chase leads to arrest of murder suspect

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    Courtney Dennis. At times, the suspect reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour and drove into oncoming traffic. Police said a loaded handgun was found under the front passenger seat, and officers also found unspecified narcotics and prescription pills.
  • Softball splits day two doubleheader with Pikeville

    Softball splits day two doubleheader with Pikeville

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    Mackenzie Riley would then single in Trenholm to tie the game at 1-1. She would get to third on Tatum Wise's single, putting runners at the corners. She struck out five and allowed two hits. Sophomore right-handed starter Kade Strowd retired the order in the second and stranded one in the third and another in the fourth. ECU pounded out 15 hits getting multiple base knocks from Brickhouse (2), Drew Henrickson (2), Lloyd (4), Packard (2) and Williams-Sutton (2).
  • Dozens dead in alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, rescuers say

    Dozens dead in alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, rescuers say

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    State media denied the reports, saying, "Such farces about chemical weapons" were triggered by the troops' quick push toward Douma. The official also said, "The regime's history of using chemical weapons against its own people (is) not in dispute, and in fact began with a sarin gas attack in Eastern Ghouta on August 21, 2013 which killed over 1,000 Syrians".
  • Immigration raid in Tennessee leads to 97 arrests

    Immigration raid in Tennessee leads to 97 arrests

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    Ten of the arrestees were booked on federal immigration charges; one individual was arrested on state charges, and the remaining 86 were arrested exclusively on suspicion of having illegally entered the country. Local media reports a confidential informant told authorities he wasn't required to complete any paperwork before being hired at the plant and was told he didn't need a legal identity to work there.
  • US, NK Officials Directly Talking About Plans for Summit

    US, NK Officials Directly Talking About Plans for Summit

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    North and South Korean officials are meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss setting up a hotline between the leaders of their countries. According to an official who attended a three-way, semiofficial meeting in Helsinki, Finland, last month, where former government officials and academics from South Korea, North Korea and the United States gathered, North Koreans were also friendly toward their South Korean counterparts.
  • Russian Federation says it will respond firmly to new U.S. sanctions

    Russian Federation says it will respond firmly to new U.S. sanctions

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    Twelve companies owned by the oligarchs , the state arms exporter and a bank are also sanctioned . The measures announced by the Treasury Department were also aimed at 17 senior Russian government officials. The move targets Russia's elite and people in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. The new targets join a host of other USA steps to punish Russia for troubling activities overseas, including its alleged involvement in poisoning an ex-spy with a military-grade nerve ...
  • Assad regime dropped chemicals on civilians in Syria's Douma, opposition group says

    Assad regime dropped chemicals on civilians in Syria's Douma, opposition group says

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    The army, however, resumed airstrikes on militant positions in Douma on Friday after the last remaining militants there violated an evacuation deal and shelled civilian areas near Damascus on Saturday. state of California, Tarakji said that many families now in Douma are taking shelter in basements to protect themselves from barrel bombs and shelling.
  • Rain & snow moves out, becoming windy

    Rain & snow moves out, becoming windy

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    While not a "big one" snow squalls/bands may reduce visibility at times, especially Saturday afternoon, and can quickly cover a roadway. The areas mainly impacted by this winter weather will be those along the Kentucky Ohio river border counties.
  • Has your data been leaked? Facebook to send notification to users

    Has your data been leaked? Facebook to send notification to users

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has special privacy features on the platform - a revelation that suggests the company has been operating a two-tiered privacy system that favors its leadership over its users. The company also said it would require managers of popular Facebook pages to have their identity verified. It has not specified what number of followers would trigger the requirement.
  • Rockford party bus shooting leaves three dead

    Rockford party bus shooting leaves three dead

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    The driver left the shooting website and parked the bus in a fuel lane at a fuel station where police then arrived. The suspect fled the scene and police have not located him yet. The victims have not yet been identified. Police said the bus was rented on Friday by private citizens. Police said during the news conference that all three victims were adults.
  • Sergei Skripal 'improving rapidly' after poison attack

    Sergei Skripal 'improving rapidly' after poison attack

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    Pierce responded: "There is another very good quote from Alice in Wonderland which is: "sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast" so I think that's the quote the suits my Russian colleague best". UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) also said that a cat found in a distressed state at the house in Salisbury was put down by a vet.
  • Irving out for playoffs following knee surgery

    Irving out for playoffs following knee surgery

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    Now, since the screws have been removed, Irving is out for the playoffs with a recovery time now pegged at four to five months. "It's simply a test of your perseverance and will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on". But as Ainge said, he should be back by training camp this coming fall. "Trust Me. The journey back to the top of Mt. Everest continues". In addition to Irving, Marcus Smart is sidelined following right thumb surgery and Daniel Theis is out for the season after ...
  • Man arrested for opening cryptocurrency account he sold to criminals

    Man arrested for opening cryptocurrency account he sold to criminals

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    Majumdar told police that he kept her mother's body because he believed she could be brought back to life. She has admitted that smashed auto glass, but said that did not bite anyone. Police sources say Sadia, the youngest among her five siblings, is a fourth-year student at Begum Rokeya University. Williams is being held in the Norfolk City Jail on no bond.
  • Watch JD Martinez Blast First Red Sox Home Run Over Green Monster

    Watch JD Martinez Blast First Red Sox Home Run Over Green Monster

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    He jumped all over a 3-2 fastball and smashed a drive over everything in left, giving the Red Sox all the breathing room they required in an 8-2 game. He nearly hit a grand slam during the first inning. Bogaerts then ripped a two-run double to left before scoring on a Devers single. While his power and high strikeout rate has yet to be tempered with patience at the plate and more developed pitch recognition, he was expected to continue climbing the rungs in the Red Sox' farm system and break ...
  • 2.0 magnitude quake reported near Pageland, SC Friday

    2.0 magnitude quake reported near Pageland, SC Friday

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    Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg says there are no reports of injury or serious damage following the quakes. It was located 4 miles east-southeast of Covington at a depth of 3.1 miles, or 8 miles east-northeast of Douglas.
  • US sanctions target Putin allies

    US sanctions target Putin allies

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    The Russian businessman added: "Certainly the grounds for putting my name on the list of Specially Designate Nationals (SDNs) as provided by United States officials are groundless, ridiculous and absurd". The politicians noted in the joint statement that Russia's government has authorized an attack on the British territory, which is a violation of the worldwide law.
  • Weekend weather: Record cold temps, then maybe April snow in KC

    Weekend weather: Record cold temps, then maybe April snow in KC

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    Not a single daytime high has reached 50 degrees so far this month. Light rain and a few flurries are again possible however moisture will again be limited so I do not expect this to be a big event. It will be a warmer day with highs in the 70s. We will see improving weather conditions for Sunday . We'll start off Sunday with some sunshine, but cloud cover will be back by lunch time.
  • FDNY responding to 4-alarm fire at Trump Tower

    FDNY responding to 4-alarm fire at Trump Tower

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    US President Donald Trump has a home and an office in the building , but is in Washington this weekend. The New York City Police Department said it closed off several blocks around the area. The building has been evacuated. One civilian was critically hurt, and four firefighters received minor injuries, according to the FDNY . Construction on the building began in 1979.
  • FDNY On Scene Of 4-Alarm Fire At Trump Tower

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    No injuries were initially reported, according to ABC 7 News. The FDNY tweeted that responders were on the scene and there were "currently no injuries reported". Trump says it was "Very confined (well built building)". The New York police department closed 5th Ave between West 55th Street to West 57th Street and West 56th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue.
  • Videocon Loan Case: CBI quizzes Rajiv Kochhar for 3rd consecutive day

    Videocon Loan Case: CBI quizzes Rajiv Kochhar for 3rd consecutive day

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    On Thursday, the CBI questioned Rajiv Kochhar, brother-in-law of Chanda Kochhar, after he was stopped at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai while he was about to board a flight to Singapore. A preliminary inquiry is the first step by the CBI to gather information about the allegations. Nevertheless, the board extended its full support and gave a clean chit to its MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar.
  • Is outgoing McMaster the toughest man on Russian Federation?

    Is outgoing McMaster the toughest man on Russian Federation?

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    The sanctions are economic and created to target oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin , the officials said. Russian businessmen and entrepreneurs, whose fortune exceeds $ 1 billion, were included in the sanctions list. He told NBC earlier this week that sanctions that target Mr Putin's inner circle as well as oligarchs who invest money and real estate in the West are more effective than the expulsion of diplomats carried out by the Trump administration last month .
  • United States Slams Sanctions Against Putin Over Spy Row

    United States Slams Sanctions Against Putin Over Spy Row

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    After the marriage, Shamalov leveraged his government contacts to acquire shares in Russian energy companies and a $1 billion loan from Russian state owned bank, Gazprombank , an entity already sanctioned by the US. "Now, the sanctions cover captains of Russian business who refuse to play to Washington's scenario". The restrictions on their ability to use American banking, do business in the United States or have other dealings with US institutions are the latest punitive ...
  • Father of Missing Dickson Co. Child Arrested, Charged with Homicide

    Father of Missing Dickson Co. Child Arrested, Charged with Homicide

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    Authorities said Saturday that Joseph Ray Daniels was arrested and charged with one count of criminal homicide. Media reports say the search for the child's remains continues. On April 6th, at the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents opened an investigation into criminal conduct. Hundreds of volunteers offered their assistance to help locate the boy during the three-day search.
  • Gaza buries after covering mass protests journalist who Expired

    Gaza buries after covering mass protests journalist who Expired

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    In remarks clearly aimed at White House envoy Jason Greenblatt, Mansour denounced a statement that condemned Palestinians for calling for violence and sending protesters to the Gaza-Israeli border but never mentioned Israel's "behavior" or urged restraint against firing on civilians.
  • Vote for Me or Else: US Lawmaker Draws Loaded Gun at Speech

    Vote for Me or Else: US Lawmaker Draws Loaded Gun at Speech

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    A SC congressman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday to make a point that guns are risky only in the hands of criminals. Norman released a statement about the incident Friday. "Given the scenario that if someone had walked into that diner and began to fire a weapon, I told them I would be able to defend myself and them as well", Norman said.
  • US Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian oligarchs, companies over malign activity

    US Treasury Dept. sanctions Russian oligarchs, companies over malign activity

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    A state-owned arms-dealing company, accused by the USA of selling to Syrian President Bashar Assad , was also targeted, along with a subsidiary bank. The sanctions come weeks after the poisoning of the former double agent, Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, which lead to a worldwide diplomatic backlash against Russia with more than 100 Russian diplomats expelled from countries across the globe in response.
  • US Army soldiers killed in Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

    US Army soldiers killed in Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell

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    Authorities said the identities of the two soldiers will be released after their next of kin are notified. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Ft. The marines were later identified as Capt. Samuel A. Schultz, 28, of Huntington Valley, PA, First Lt. Samuel D. Phillips, 27, of Pinehurst, NC, Gunnery Sgt.
  • Russian spy: Embassy requests meeting with Boris Johnson

    Russian spy: Embassy requests meeting with Boris Johnson

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    In the wake of the poisoning, the United Kingdom and its allies have expelled scores of Russian diplomats, triggering retaliatory expulsions by Russia . It was revealed this week that scientists in the United Kingdom have confirmed the novichok nerve agent - developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s - was used in the attack.
  • TDP MPs continue protest inside Rajya Sabha after adjournment

    TDP MPs continue protest inside Rajya Sabha after adjournment

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    Rajya Sabha witnessed a spectacle on the penultimate day of the budget session as the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members protested by refusing to leave the House even after it was adjourned at 2:35 pm. Government sources say the protest by TDP lawmakers was mainly to counter another Andhra Pradesh party, the YSR Congress, whose parliamentarians are likely to resign tomorrow and begin indefinite fast.
  • Two world records for Australia on day one

    Two world records for Australia on day one

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    The two camps traded barbs in the lead up to a race that pitted Australia , the reigning world champions, and England , the defending Commonwealth title holders, against each other over the 250m swim, 7km bike and 1.5km run course. Earlier, Jake Birtwhistle won Australia's first medal of the Games - a silver behind South African Henri Schoeman in the men's triathlon. "I wanted to be able to go to the opening ceremony and enjoy myself, I had a big role to play and that is why I left it ...
  • Trains, traffic hit as BJP workers throng for Foundation Day rally

    Trains, traffic hit as BJP workers throng for Foundation Day rally

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    Shah mocked Congress president Rahul Gandhi for celebrating BJP's recent losses in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Rahul and (NCP chief Sharad) Pawar, listen. He told reporters in Kolar Gold Fields, "Calling the entire opposition animals...see according to Amit Shah and the basic vision of the BJP and RSS - there are only two non-animals in this country".