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Even the "PILOTS WERE ON THE VERGE OF THROWING UP" during landing, the report said. "Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up", the tweet said. The Washington Post reports it was Flight 3833, a regional trip from Charlottesville, Va., which landed shortly after 7:30 a.m.
  • Attack on United Nations aid workers 'height of bestiality'

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    President Muhammadu Buhari has described the attack on some United Nations aid workers in Borno state as the "height of bestiality". All the aid workers were Nigerian nationals, according to the spokeswoman. The rescued persons, he said, were undergoing profiling, preparatory to their handover to appropriate officials of Internally Displaced Persons, IDP.
  • Hatch Calls Obamacare Supporters 'Stupidest, Dumb

    Hatch Calls Obamacare Supporters 'Stupidest, Dumb

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    U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) addresses supporters during his victory in his re-election at the Republican headquarters at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 6, 2012. Senator Orrin Hatch has issued an apology following a speech that gained worldwide attention. Orrin Hatch is a disgusting disgrace of a human being who should've been voted out of the Senate decades ago.
  • Bridgeville Construction Company Sends Help to Puerto Rico

    Bridgeville Construction Company Sends Help to Puerto Rico

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    A blackout struck the island on Thursday after two power plants were shut down, according to the Associated Press. Although much progress has been made, some estimates say the power grid on the island won't be fully restored until late May, eight months after Maria.
  • Israeli PM questioned over corruption case

    Israeli PM questioned over corruption case

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    Police said that Netanyahu's wife, Sara, was also questioned in the case . Case 4000 is one of the biggest investigations facing the Israeli leader, dealing with the relationship between the Ministry of Communications - at a time when Netanyahu was the Communications Minister - and Israeli telecommunications firm Bezeq.
  • Michigan University shooting: Gunman identified

    Michigan University shooting: Gunman identified

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    He last seen on foot near some railroad tracks, north of Campbell Hall , where some discarded articles of clothing were found. "Call 911", they tweeted . Some were huddled in closets and locked classrooms while police searched for the suspect . Davis, a native of Plainfield , Illinois , a suburb of Chicago, was allegedly treated for symptoms related to a drug overdose at a local hospital on Thursday night.
  • Trump Attempts To Slander Alec Baldwin On Twitter

    Trump Attempts To Slander Alec Baldwin On Twitter

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    Many pointed out on Twitter than in addition to screwing up Baldwin's name, the president also misspelled dying, writing "dieing". He said the impersonation is "agony for those who were forced to watch". In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter , the "Boss Baby" himself says, you know, he's just defending his friends! However, it sounds like Baldwin is now beginning to get frustrated at having to continue doing his impression .
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    Isn't it a handsome thing, friends? "I have only done things that I have believed is right for me". "Women should breastfeed freely, without any sense of fear or inhibition and that is my message in the article too, but people began criticising even without reading what I had to say", Joseph said, reacting to the controversies around the shoot.
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    This is an interesting matchup of two historically stellar programs who are experiencing down years. Midnight came early and in a hurry for the Cinderella Wildcats of a year ago. "We're just excited and heading down there to try and cut down nets". The Huskers practiced Thursday, and attended the Michigan-Penn State game in the evening.
  • Burkina Faso police say militants attack capital

    Burkina Faso police say militants attack capital

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    It is unclear who is behind the violence. The AFP reports that at least 28 people were killed in the attack. Eyewitnesses say they saw four gunmen holding automatic weapons attempt to enter the embassy and later heard gunshots, the BBC reports.
  • WH's John Kelly defends himself against Porter scandal

    WH's John Kelly defends himself against Porter scandal

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    White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders continued to defend Porter into the following day and initially said Porter did not resign until February 7, something Kelly called a "mixup". "There is no place for domestic violence in our society", Kelly said. Kelly's glowing statement defending Porter, issued at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night, was still in effect the following afternoon when Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read it aloud from the briefing room podium before confirming Porter's resignation ...
  • Early Voting Period For The March 6th Primary Ends Friday

    Early Voting Period For The March 6th Primary Ends Friday

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    Three of the seven seats on the board are up for election this year. It's clear Republicans are the majority party in Idaho, even if only a minority of Republicans chose to vote in a primary. FreeEnterprise Foundation, which closely tracks election issues in the state. Congressman Andy Harris, R-Md. Candidates for numerous federal, state, county, and judicial races are on the primary ballot.
  • European Union lawmaker Weber slams May Brexit speech

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    There was no explanation for how that would be achieved. "European leaders share the responsibility to lead us out of the Brexit cul-de-sac", he said. We understand your principles. Blair will on Thursday call on EU leaders to be ready to offer the United Kingdom a palatable way back into the union by rethinking its attitude to immigration, something he said he was confident that Brussels would be prepared to do.
  • 7 maps predicting the uncertain snowfall for this weekend's major coastal storm

    7 maps predicting the uncertain snowfall for this weekend's major coastal storm

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    The National Weather Service says pockets of major flooding can not be ruled out, especially in York County and on the seacoast of New Hampshire. Is all this heavy rain a sure sign of spring? More on totals, below. Snow may begin falling late this afternoon and evening when colder air will work its way into the storm. Coastal flooding will continue Saturday .
  • Oil slides on Wall Street slump and crude supply worry

    Oil slides on Wall Street slump and crude supply worry

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    The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude April contract, according to investing.com, was down about 0.34% at $60.80 a barrel by 07:45 GMT, just off Thursday's two-and-a-half week lows of $60.20. Fawad said the market has been ignoring "good compliance with the production cuts by OPEC and non-OPEC countries". Opec officials will meet USA shale executives at a USA energy conference on Monday, underlining the influence of American output on global prices.
  • Monica Lewinsky: Clinton affair was a 'gross abuse of power'

    Monica Lewinsky: Clinton affair was a 'gross abuse of power'

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    Monica Lewinsky has said the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against former U.S. president Bill Clinton was not sexual assault, but "constituted a gross abuse of power". "By and large I had been alone. So". Very. Alone. Publicly Alone - abandoned most of all by the key figure in the crisis, who actually knew me well and intimately.
  • As The US Debates Gun Control, Australians Turn In Their Firearms

    As The US Debates Gun Control, Australians Turn In Their Firearms

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    More than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns were handed in during a recent Australian amnesty in which gun owners could surrender such weapons without penalty. The minister for law enforcement and cyber security Angus Taylor told 9News there results were beyond what had been expected. Taylor would not comment on whether the Australian way should be seen as an example for other countries.
  • House Intelligence GOP Allegedly Leaked Top Senate Democrat's Messages

    House Intelligence GOP Allegedly Leaked Top Senate Democrat's Messages

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    Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) demanded the rare sit down to talk about their findings and general concerns about the House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). AshLee Strong, a Ryan spokeswoman, declined to comment. This is isn't the first time Nunes has played hardball with his foes in the investigation.
  • In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn't keep quiet

    In public spat, Trump taunts Sessions, AG doesn't keep quiet

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    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House supports efforts to investigate the FISA program, which allows US intelligence and law enforcement officials to obtain secret surveillance orders on Americans suspected of being foreign agents.
  • Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Total Over $550 Million

    Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Total Over $550 Million

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    Mega Millions draws Friday night for a $243 million jackpot, while Powerball follows on Saturday with its drawing for a top prize of $321 million. The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292.2 million to one. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied by this number. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million.
  • Fire kills 24 at Azerbaijan rehab centre

    Fire kills 24 at Azerbaijan rehab centre

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    The Azeri authorities said that the fire had been put out and the injured taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The statement said 31 out of 55 people who were in the building were rescued. Earlier Friday Azerbaijan's APA news agency reported that at least 30 people had perished in the blaze. The fire broke out at the center's one-story wooden structure at 06.10 local time.
  • Long-lost Nigerian masterpiece found in London sold for US$1.4 million

    Long-lost Nigerian masterpiece found in London sold for US$1.4 million

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    The piece was expected to fetch up to £300,000 when it went up for auction in London on Wednesday, but it succeeded all estimates and ended up selling for £1.2 million - a new record for Enwonwu. The event generated such interest that, in a world first, Bonhams live-streamed the auction to African audiences, hoping to engage eager bidders interested in bringing the painting back to the continent.
  • Why China Is Censoring Winnie the Pooh-And the Letter 'N'

    Why China Is Censoring Winnie the Pooh-And the Letter 'N'

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    Zhou impressed the Chinese people as well as people from across the world with his great deeds in seeking happiness for the people, the nation's rejuvenation and the progress of all mankind, Xi said . The New York Times explains that it was meant to "preempt social scientists from expressing dissent mathematically: "N 2, with 'N" being the number of Mr.
  • Inquiry: UK must compensate child migrant program survivors

    Inquiry: UK must compensate child migrant program survivors

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    Bishop Marcus Stock, vice chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission, who gave evidence before the Inquiry, apologised to all of those who were involved in the British Government's migration programmes as children, and expressed his honest regret for their suffering, including in many cases as a result of child sexual abuse, and the deep wounds which that abuse has left on them as adults.
  • Think Tank Calls For Canadian Tax Reform

    Think Tank Calls For Canadian Tax Reform

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    The budget also includes 21-billion dollars in spending including investing 3.2-billion over five years in Canadian scientists and researchers, but it's not clear if Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River will benefit from those dollars.
  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson furnishes criticism in DC

    HUD Secretary Ben Carson furnishes criticism in DC

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    A former HUD official, Helen Foster , alleged that she was reassigned because she raised concerns about the purchase. The purchases were made over Foster's protests, and she was eventually reassigned a few months later. But his longtime friend and PR consultant, Armstrong Williams, released a statement to CNN and said it was from Carson. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has begun probing the reported extravagant redecorating costs of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's office.
  • Trump Accuses Lawmakers of Being 'Afraid of the NRA'

    Trump Accuses Lawmakers of Being 'Afraid of the NRA'

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    In a pre-meeting public letter, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY and other Democrats urged Trump to explicitly endorse a bill closing loopholes that allow unchecked purchases on the Internet and at gun shows. This is code-talk for requiring background checks on private gun sales, which Toomey described as sales at gun shows and online (even though online sales already require a background check).
  • Venezuela Delays Presidential Elections to Late May

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    So the economy is for specialists", he told Reuters during an interview at his new offices in Caracas . Rodriguez, one of the most influential analysts of Venezuela's dysfunctional economy, has recently been suggesting the bolivar currency should be scrapped for the US dollar as an extreme measure to fix runaway inflation by stopping the government from printing excess money.
  • Exxon Pulls Out of Massive Russian Oil Deal

    Exxon Pulls Out of Massive Russian Oil Deal

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    About 3.26 million shares traded or 70.83% up from the average. Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM ) last issued its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500. Investors of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a $0.77 dividend. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings.
  • Rev. Billy Graham lies in honor at US Capitol

    Rev. Billy Graham lies in honor at US Capitol

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    McConnell is speaking at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda honoring Graham , who died last week at age 99. Graham's family escorted his remains from the East Front of the Capitol into the Rotunda shortly before 11 a.m., where his casket was placed upon the Lincoln Catafalque.
  • Dalton High School teacher in custody after firing shot in classroom

    Dalton High School teacher in custody after firing shot in classroom

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    According to Time magazine , Jesse Randal Davidson , 53, barricaded himself alone in the room and fired one round from a handgun. On March 21, 2016, Davidson told detectives that he had been having an affair with a woman online. He was immediately taken into custody by the police. The incident happened on the day students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas returned to school, after 17 of their classmates and teachers were shot dead.
  • Thousands pay respects to Billy Graham

    Thousands pay respects to Billy Graham

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    Roy Graham stood in the doorway of the parlor where Billy Graham's closed casket was placed Monday on a black-draped pedestal. Graham first met a president in 1950, when at the invitation of a congressman, he prayed with Harry Truman. The world recently lost one of its most renown members of the Christian faith in the death of Dr. Billy Graham . They walked past family photos and a cross made of white lilies to see the simple plywood container made by prison inmates.
  • Armenian President Sargsyan Declares Turkish Armenian Protocols Annulled

    Armenian President Sargsyan Declares Turkish Armenian Protocols Annulled

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    At a meeting of the Armenian National Security Council, Sargsyan stated that the Armenian-Turkish protocols were declared invalid. Shortly after the high-profile signing ceremony, Ankara made clear that Turkey's parliament will ratify the deal only if there is decisive progress towards a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict acceptable to Azerbaijan.
  • Slovak investigative journalist and fianc-e murdered, authorities say

    Slovak investigative journalist and fianc-e murdered, authorities say

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    Aktuality .sk publisher Ringier Axel Springer has released a statement confirming an apparent connection between Kuciak's death and his latest investigation into a Slovak businessman with ties to several politicians. His last story for Aktuality , on February 9, looked at suspected tax fraud linked to a luxury apartment complex in Bratislava , Reuters reported .
  • Louisiana joins multi-state lawsuit to toss Affordable Care Act

    Louisiana joins multi-state lawsuit to toss Affordable Care Act

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    Congressional Republicans nullified the health insurance mandate late previous year courtesy of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which a new lawsuit is hinging upon in hopes of finally derailing ObamaCare in its entirety. Republicans have opposed the 2010 law formally known as the Affordable Care Act , the signature domestic policy achievement of Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, since its inception.
  • Maoists killed in India's Chhattisgarh

    Maoists killed in India's Chhattisgarh

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    Some top leaders of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) including the banned outfit's Telangana Secretary Hari Bhushan alias Jagan were suspected to be among the slain Maoists. The CPI (Maoist) received the setback when it was trying to revive its activities in its former stronghold of north Telangana. The gun-battle took place in Pujari Kanker in Bijapur district when a joint team of Telangana and Chhattisgarh Police was on an anti-Maoist operation in the area.
  • Walmart To Raise Age Requirement To Purchase Firearms, Ammunition

    Walmart To Raise Age Requirement To Purchase Firearms, Ammunition

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    Why, this all comes "in light of recent events", Walmart said , an obvious reference to the shooting deaths of 17 in Parkland , Florida. Dick's Sporting Goods, the nation's largest sporting goods retailer, said on Wednesday it would stop selling assault-style weapons like the one used in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting .
  • Indrani-Chidambaram link emerges: Did Indrani Mukherjea bribe Karti Chidambaram?

    Indrani-Chidambaram link emerges: Did Indrani Mukherjea bribe Karti Chidambaram?

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    The 47-year old Karthi was held on Wednesday morning after getting off a flight from London, UK. Karti Chidambaram has been arrested by the CBI for not cooperating in the investigation of the INX media money laundering case . He refused to answer questions by the media at the Heathrow Airport. Karti, however, has denied the charges levelled against him by the CBI. After hearing the arguments, the CBI Special Judge Sumit Anand sent Karti to one day police custody.
  • Mike Pence: This Generation Can Be the One to End Legal Abortion

    Mike Pence: This Generation Can Be the One to End Legal Abortion

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    Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Calls mount from Dems to give platform to Trump accusers MORE (D-N.Y.) pushed back on Vice President Pence's comments predicting legal abortion in the USA would end " in our time ".