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Ask people to name his most significant accomplishment, and you'd likely be met with a blank stare. Meanwhile, the president has been criticized for publicly undermining Secretary Tillerson . One is whether she and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis can prepare Trump adequately for his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • IShares Short-Term National Muni Bond (SUB) Rises 0.07% for Mar 15

    IShares Short-Term National Muni Bond (SUB) Rises 0.07% for Mar 15

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    Finally, Jane Street Group LLC boosted its holdings in Vanguard Total International Stock ETF by 103.2% during the third quarter. Creative Planning raised its stake in Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF by 5.8% during the 4th quarter. now owns 484,111 shares of the company's stock valued at $41,453,000 after purchasing an additional 29,860 shares during the period. Crewe Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF during the fourth quarter valued at about $143,000.
  • United Kingdom expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

    United Kingdom expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

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    Speaking this lunchtime, the Prime Minister said: "The UK government concluded it was highly likely Russian Federation was responsible for this attack". Speaking to the BBC news on Thursday, Johnson said the rare Soviet-made chemical weapon used against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the British town of Salisbury was specifically chosen to send a message to political dissenters challenging Russia's President Vladimir Putin .
  • Undocumented immigrant gets California appointment

    Undocumented immigrant gets California appointment

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    In a first-of-its-kind decision, the state of California appointed an undocumented immigrant to a statewide post. The job, to serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, is an official government position that seeks to aid poor and "underserved communities" in gaining access to college.
  • Germany: Angela Merkel reelected as Chancellor

    Germany: Angela Merkel reelected as Chancellor

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    But that, of course, does not mean that we, out of a false sense of deference, should sacrifice our traditions and customs". The German government estimates between 4.4 and 4.7 million Muslims are living in Germany. Nearly six months after the parliamentary election, Germany will finally have a new government, which is scheduled to hold its first meeting at 17:00 local time on Wednesday.
  • North Korean foreign minister visiting Sweden in rare overseas trip

    North Korean foreign minister visiting Sweden in rare overseas trip

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    North Korea's Minister for Foreign Affairs Ri Yong-Ho is to meet his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström on March 15th and 16th, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Thursday. The talks were to continue on Friday. Japan has been more guarded about those talks than South Korea, and wants any discussion to include ways to resolve a dispute over the return of those abducted by North Korean agents.
  • Stormy Daniels Lawyer: She Has Unequivocal Proof

    Stormy Daniels Lawyer: She Has Unequivocal Proof

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    He did not say whether the other claims involved President Donald Trump . The lawsuit followed a temporary restraining order from Cohen against Daniels. Cohen's violation invalidated the non-disclosure agreement, which, in essence, made her free to invalidate hers. If allowed, Daniels will "speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the president and the attempts to silence her" as well as "use or publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the president ...
  • Zimbabwe does't deserve this disgrace, says Mugabe in first interview

    Zimbabwe does't deserve this disgrace, says Mugabe in first interview

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    The project to construct a new railway line linking Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique has received top priority with Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Seretse Khama Ian Khama committing to revive the project that will benefit the three Southern African Development Community (sadc) countries.
  • 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' Trailer: Watch Snooki Scream at a Pizza

    'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' Trailer: Watch Snooki Scream at a Pizza

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    The gang from " Jersey Shore " is back again! The trailer also references Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's upcoming jail sentence, after pleading guilty to tax evasion in January with sentencing scheduled for April 25. "It's scary", Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi says. "We're older, but I don't think many of us are wiser ", original cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro says at one point in the trailer, after sharing the fact that he's a soon-to-be father.
  • Statoil to rebrand as Equinor in green energy push

    Statoil to rebrand as Equinor in green energy push

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    Norwegian giant Statoil is to rebrand as Equinor to reflect its "strategy and development as a broad energy company". Jan Arild Snoen from the Norwegian Minerva magazine also emphasized the bond to the horse world, as the name Equinor is used for a Polish medicine for peptic ulcers.
  • Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

    Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

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    Abrahams had earlier, on 23 February, confirmed that he had received the recommendations from his team on whether to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma. The deal to buy European military kit has cast a shadow over politics in Africa's most industrialized economy for years. Zuma has always protested his innocence, even though his financial adviser, Schabir Shaik was imprisoned for bribing him.
  • Yogi Adityanath no mass campaigner, says Samajwadi Party's Praveen Nishad

    Yogi Adityanath no mass campaigner, says Samajwadi Party's Praveen Nishad

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    RS election from Uttar Pradesh had seemed to be unopposed as of March 12, but the BJP fielded 3 more candidates of whom 2 withdrew their papers on Thursday. While on the one hand the Congress is seeking to put together a joint Opposition alliance to take the BJP on in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, regional parties are hoping to forge a united front without the Congress as another alternative.
  • US impose sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in 2016 elections

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    According to these sanctions, the Russians didn't just attack our elections - they attempted to hack the US energy grid! The measures target intelligence services as well as the Putin crony Yevgeny Prigozhin, a businessman who helped finance the Internet Research Agency - the organisation that oversaw the trolling operation relating to the U.S.
  • Russian Hackers Are Attacking US Power Plants

    Russian Hackers Are Attacking US Power Plants

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    In an unprecedented alert , the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation have warned of persistent attacks by Russian government hackers on critical US government sectors, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and manufacturing.
  • Wintry conditions set to return by the weekend

    Wintry conditions set to return by the weekend

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    Brace yourselves! More wind, rain and snow is heading for our shores this weekend. "We don't expect anything like the same impact as a result of it, although there will be some snow about". Across the weekend the Met Office yellow snow warnings state that travel disruption is possible, rural communities could become cut off, vehicles may be stranded and power cuts may occur.
  • Liz Cheney: Rand Paul Is 'Sympathizing With Terrorists' By Opposing Haspel

    Liz Cheney: Rand Paul Is 'Sympathizing With Terrorists' By Opposing Haspel

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    Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the first woman so chosen. "Congratulations to all!" Trump tweeted . Tillerson isn't in charge of the State Department ", said former United Kingdom diplomat Peter Jenkins. The firing of Tillerson was hardly a surprise, and many people have been expecting it ever since it was reported in October that Tillerson had called Trump a "moron" in a meeting with other administration officials (which Tillerson then ...
  • Couple Fleeing ICE Crash in California, Both Killed

    Couple Fleeing ICE Crash in California, Both Killed

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    Arturo Rodriguez, the president of United Farm Workers (UFW), said the couple left their home Tuesday morning, searching for work. Officers then, the statement says, found the overturned vehicle and notified Delano police. And earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is suing California for failing to comply with federal immigration laws. So what options are out there for undocumented immigrants, when they are approached by ICE agents? The driver pulled over, ...
  • USA students stage walkout against gun violence

    USA students stage walkout against gun violence

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    The protests were held in response to the mass shooting attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida earlier that month, which caused the deaths of fourteen students and three staff members. William Gathers thinks it will work out well. On February 14, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz calmly walked into Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , and used his legally purchased semi-automatic weapon to kill 17 people.
  • Democrats argue health care was stealth winning issue in Pennsylvania special election

    Democrats argue health care was stealth winning issue in Pennsylvania special election

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    Rick Saccone after more than 224,000 people cast ballots Tuesday. And fundraising. President Donald Trump can't save them, it seems, not even in a coal-and-steel region he carried by almost 20 percentage points just 16 months ago. Ryan (Wis.) - the Republican most frequently attacked by Lamb. "This district is going to be merged into several different districts as a result of the redistricting", Lindorff said, referring to the new map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts that is ...
  • This dunk seriously might be LeBron James' best of his entire career

    This dunk seriously might be LeBron James' best of his entire career

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    He'll get the ball when things get tight, chaotic, we can throw it to him in the low post and get some things going". James is also averaging 9.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds. Love could return to the Cavaliers as early as next week. That guy's a superstar in our league and he's showing it right now. With 7:02 left in the first quarter, James, well, he simply pulled off one of the best facial dunks the NBA's seen this season, among the finest slams of his career.
  • USA hits Russian Federation with sanctions for election meddling

    USA hits Russian Federation with sanctions for election meddling

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    The move comes despite Trump's repeated denial that Russian Federation tried to tilt the election in his favor, fearing it could call his victory over Hillary Clinton into question. James Lankford (R-OK), who echoed Rubio in argued that the US must show that election meddling is "unacceptable and will have consequences". The US President, who has criticised people around the world at the drop of a hat, is yet to say a single bad word, since he got to the White House, about Mr Putin.
  • Japan may welcome talks with North Korea over kidnapped Japanese

    Japan may welcome talks with North Korea over kidnapped Japanese

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    Abe emerged from his troubles a year ago - winning a landslide election victory in October - in part by taking an uncompromising line against Kim over his regime's launch of two missiles over Japan . Of North Korea's 11 successful missile launches in 2017, five fell within 200 nautical miles of the Japanese islands. Abe has made the issue of the abductees a keystone of his political agenda.
  • Tamil Nadu state budget: Debt swells, revenue deficit widens by over 15%

    Tamil Nadu state budget: Debt swells, revenue deficit widens by over 15%

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    So, the projected revenue deficit would be nearlyRs 17,490 crore. This implies that the State's borrowings is expected to be brought under control and more resources will be made available for welfare schemes and development expenditure. He said for this goal, Rs 248.58 crore has been allocated in the budget. Revenue deficit would stand at Rs17,491 crore for the financial year 2017-18 and the fiscal deficit projected is Rs44,481 crore.
  • Tamil Nadu assembly urges centre to set up Cauvery board

    Tamil Nadu assembly urges centre to set up Cauvery board

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    The state government is also in consultation with Legal Advisers on the direction and meanwhile the Chief Minister has convened a meeting of MPs in Karnataka Bhavan at 6pm on Friday. The Cauvery tribunal recommended that the Cauvery Management Board be modelled after Bhakra Beas Management Board by the Centre unless an appropriate mechanism comes to place.
  • Russian Federation vows to expel United Kingdom diplomats

    Russian Federation vows to expel United Kingdom diplomats

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    Downing Street says Turnbull "expressed his complete solidarity with the United Kingdom and its response to the attack". After the first known offensive use of such a weapon on European soil since World War Two, Britain has pinned the blame on Moscow and given 23 Russians who it said were spies working under diplomatic cover at the London embassy a week to leave.
  • March Madness: Breakdown of the 2018 NCAA Tournament's Midwest region

    March Madness: Breakdown of the 2018 NCAA Tournament's Midwest region

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    They're only playing once, and it's possible the one time might be in the NCAA Tournament. Prediction methods vary hugely amongst fans and may include any combination of statistics, history and personal bias. Television coverage of the tournament has become more thorough in recent years with the addition of games being aired on TBS , TNT and truTV .
  • Rivoluzione Trump: fuori il segretario di Stato

    Rivoluzione Trump: fuori il segretario di Stato

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    Inoltre ha nominato Gina Haspel direttrice della Central Intelligence Agency, fatto che la trasforma nella prima donna che occupa questo incarico. Fara' un lavoro fantastico! L'amore era finito da tempo, e la notizia del suo licenziamento a quanto pare talmente attesa tra gli insider della Casa Bianca , che il termine Rexit era ormai entrato nel gergo comune.
  • US hints at shift on Russia with sanctions and condemnation

    US hints at shift on Russia with sanctions and condemnation

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    Officials from multiple U.S. agencies discussed next steps at a meeting on Thursday (March 15), with one aim being to avoid personally attacking Mr Putin and taking in-your-face steps that could prompt retaliation. The attack resulted in billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia, and the United States, and significantly disrupted global shipping, trade, and the production of medicines.
  • No. 6 Texas Tech begins conference play against Baylor

    No. 6 Texas Tech begins conference play against Baylor

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    The Lumberjacks led 51-44 after a jumper by Harris with 10:24 to play before Texas Tech scored six straight to move within one. Texas Tech took its first lead of the second half on Evans' layup with 3:52 left and Zhaire Smith delivered a dunk 39 seconds later to make it 61-58.
  • Russian hackers targeted USA energy assets, officials say

    Russian hackers targeted USA energy assets, officials say

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    Federal officials say that the Russian government conducted a "multi-stage intrusion campaign" that involved using malware and spearphishing attacks to compromise networks of small commercial facilities and gain remote access to US energy sector networks.
  • Parkland Shooting Surveillance Footage Released: Worst Suspicions Confirmed

    Parkland Shooting Surveillance Footage Released: Worst Suspicions Confirmed

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    Deputy Scot Peterson was called a "coward" by President Donald Trump for his actions, who also said the officers who didn't rush into the school "weren't exactly medal of honour winners" and were "frankly disgusting". But Couvertier says law enforcement is trained with the expectation to engage with active shooter, even without backup. Peterson, who has since resigned from the department, has maintained that he followed his training.
  • Russian Federation vows swift response on expulsions

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    Military personnel wearing protective suits remove a police auto and other vehicles from a public auto park as they continue investigations into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal on March 11, 2018 in Salisbury, England. Either the attempted murder was "a direct act by the Russian state" or Moscow had "lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent ", and some other party had used it.
  • Listeriosis strikes in Namibia

    Listeriosis strikes in Namibia

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    The patient allegedly ate a hot dog-style sausage bought from a butchery in Tsumeb, 430km from Windhoek. HEALTH minister Bernhard Haufiku yesterday announced the first case of listeriosis in Namibia after a man was hospitalised in Windhoek's Roman Catholic Hospital.
  • Singapore ranked 34th in World Happiness Report 2018, Finland takes top position

    Singapore ranked 34th in World Happiness Report 2018, Finland takes top position

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    United States of America didn't even place in the TOP 10. The top ten includes Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia. Japan came in 54th place, Russian Federation came in 59th place and China came in 86th. India dropped 11 places from its previous rank of 122 in the list of 156 countries and was behind the majority of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) nations, apart from war-ravaged Afghanistan, that stood at 145.
  • U.S. military helicopter crashes in Iraq: Coalition

    U.S. military helicopter crashes in Iraq: Coalition

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    It wasn't clear Thursday evening why the helicopter crashed. The officials said it doesn't look as though hostile fire brought the aircraft down, but they still need to figure out what happened. Further details will be released when available. Central Command said that they will investigate the cause of the crash. The U.S. has been active in Iraq since invading the country in 2003 to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
  • NCAA Tourney Predictions: Can Seton Hall cover 2.5 points vs. NC State?

    NCAA Tourney Predictions: Can Seton Hall cover 2.5 points vs. NC State?

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    He scored 20 points and will need to be that effective against the loaded Jayhawks, who will have a major home-court advantage. Eight minutes into the game, Seton Hall led by 11 points, at 25-14. Graduate guard Al Freeman had the best game of his career in his final college basketball game. And then there's senior center Angel Delgado , the Big East's all-time leader in rebounds and just the second player in history to lead the Big East in rebounding in three different seasons.
  • Vermont Guard: US soldiers injured in avalanche near Smugglers' Notch

    Vermont Guard: US soldiers injured in avalanche near Smugglers' Notch

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    The narrow pass is located at the northern edge of Mount Mansfield, the state's highest mountain. The last injured soldier was returned to duty shortly after the avalanche. The injured soldiers were not publicly identified, but their families were notified. The six caught up in the cascade of snow had been in an "advanced course" of training in the mountain warfare school, the Guard said.