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A GOP Congressman Battling Sexual Harassment Reportedly Settled His Own Misconduct Case

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Meehan had used taxpayer funds to settle a case of sexual misconduct with a female staffer in his office. "A married father of three, Mr. Meehan, 62, had long expressed interest in the personal life of the aide, who was decades younger and had regarded the congressman as a father figure, according to three people who worked with the office and four others with whom she discussed her tenure there", The Times reported . Read More »

Disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was AK Joti's gift to Modi: AAP

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Whether the AAP has lived up to it or not is a different matter altogether, what is pertinent here is that Kejriwal really has had a hard time keeping his flock together. The commission held in June previous year that the MLAs had "de facto" held the offices of profit and continued to hear the case. The issue in front of the Election Commission was whether the office of Parliamentary Secretary in the GNCTD, 1991 constitutes an "office of profit". Read More »

Holtmann makes Big Ten history as Ohio St. tops Northwestern

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But it did not coincide with his star player's first subpar performance in weeks. At 7-0 in conference play, Holtmann is the first coach in 95 years to win their first seven Big Ten games. "If you would have said to me we were going to hold them to 70 points and hold Keita to 10 points, I would have probably lived with that result". Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann shouts to his team during a game earlier this year. Read More »

Burnley v Manchester United - Story of the match

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For Manchester United , the football has been picking up steam - but the focus has been centred around the two impending announcements that could boost not only the morale but also the quality within the squad. Since losing at Chelsea back in early November, Manchester United in unbeaten away from home and has won four of the five road matches. The goal ended Burnley's stubborn and determined resistance. Read More »

Out-of-Control Fire Burning In The Royal National Park

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Boats from Marine Rescue NSW, NSW Police, NSW Maritime and Surf Life Saving NSW evacuated up to 80 people from the Royal National Park. Much of NSW is bracing for sweltering temperatures with the NSW Rural Fire Service warning of increased fire danger and authorities warning residents in Sydney's west to be wary of poor air quality. Read More »

Gaza family 'executes' its member for passing info to Israel

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This, the statement said, guided an Israeli airstrike during the 2014 Gaza war that targeted the Hamas militants. "We carried out the punishment against our son Ahmad Said Barhoum after having been assured without a shadow of a doubt that he was implicated in the assassination of the terrorists, the family said in a statement". Read More »

US President Donald Trump takes on Senator Dick Durbin on 'racial slur'

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US President Donald Trump has said he was "totally misrepresented" by those saying he used the term "s**thole" to describe African nations last week. The alleged remarks sparked global outrage and demands that he apologise. "There is no other word one can use but racist", said a United Nations spokesman. On Friday, Durbin said: "I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak ... Read More »

Trump weighs in on immigration, funding talks: 'Working on it'

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The president, of course, has been called a racist repeatedly, most recently after he called African nations and Haiti " shithole countries " and said he wished more immigrants came from overwhelmingly white Norway. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation. Other meeting attendees included Republican senators Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton and David Perdue. Read More »

Multiple vehicles involved in fatal crash on I-91

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I-91 at Exit 49 in Enfield is closed and I-91 at Exit 2 in Longmeadow is closed until further notice. Traffic is being detoured onto Route 5 in Enfield. Around noon, Mass. State Police tweeted an update stating that all lanes of Interstate 91 are expected to remain closed until Saturday evening. A spokesman for the Springfield fire department, which assisted at the scene, said one of the truck drivers was killed. Read More »

'Rogue ship' interrupts launch of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket

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This will be the company's second test launch of the rocket. A live video of the launch attempt will be available on Rocket Lab's website , with coverage beginning about 15 minutes before launch. It is the first attempt to do so from New Zealand. The satellites are an Earth-imaging satellite for Planet, and two Lemur-2 satellites for Spire, for weather and ship tracking. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal collapse would be alarming, Russian Federation warns

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The remarks came in response to US President Donald Trump, who has been trying to undermine the deal by threatening to pull his country out of it unless it is "fixed". Haley called Iran "the leading cause of instability in an unstable part of the world". "If this Iranian deal becomes a token in geopolitical games, how can we ask North Korea to use the same option?" he said. Read More »

Graham: 'My Memory Hasn't Evolved' Regarding Trump 'Sh*thole' Meeting

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Trump said , according to Washington Post. But Durbin repeatedly accused the president of making racist comments. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction to his remarks. Read More »

I am not a racist, says Donald Trump

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Republican and Democratic lawmakers late Thursday fired back at President Donald Trump , who referred to Haiti and African countries as "s-thole countries" during a meeting on immigration , a Democratic aide briefed on Thursday's meeting told NBC News. Read More »

Aced it: Doc says Trump got ideal score on cognitive test

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Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff". You have people on the air diagnosing heart disease who have never even met the president, much less are in any position to diagnose him. Read More »

Dimitrov happy to scrap ahead at Aust Open

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Bulgarian Dimitrov upped his game to avert the danger though and recovered to take the third set. "These are the most important matches for me, when things are not working and I'm able to find a way". "How much do you have to pay Svitolina to have (a) one-hour lesson?" Yeah, I just played out there today. Her reward is a match against Belgium's Elise Mertens, who beat struggling Alize Cornet of France in two tough sets. Read More »

USA lawmakers scramble to avert government shutdown

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Moments before the deadline, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to mitigate the fallout with a statement she shared on Twitter , calling the government's funding lapse the "Schumer Shutdown". However, multiple Democratic senators said they would vote "no" when the time came, blocking the measure. If it does not pass the Senate, we are looking at a partial shutdown of the federal government in about two and a half hours. Read More »

UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou Results

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Gian Villante , Thomas Almeida and Rob Font are other bigger names who will be fighting on the main card. Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the world heavyweight championship bout at UFC 220: Miocic vs. UFC 220 will see two belts up for grabs. The Cleveland-based fighter has earned five straight stoppage victories including wins over former champions Junior dos Santos , Fabricio Werdum and Andrei Arlovski. Read More »

Democrats holding citizens hostage: Donald Trump administration on USA shutdown

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It is the first time a shutdown has occurred while one party, in this case the Republicans, controls both Congress and the White House . Their main objection was it failed to address the status of the "Dreamers", the immigrants brought to the country illegally as children who were shielded from deportation by the 2012 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) executive order. Read More »

India joins Australia Group export control regime

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She said, the group is looking forward to work together to strengthen the collective efforts against the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. The AG members do not undertake any legally binding obligations and the effectiveness of the cooperation depends exclusively on "a shared commitment to the goal of stopping proliferation of chemical and biological weapons". Read More »

North Korea Is Reaching Out. Will Trump Play Ball?

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The Winter Olympics will take place in South Korea's Pyeongchang where North Korea plans to send a 550-member delegation. "We will regularize the high-level talks and discuss pending issues between the South and the North in a comprehensive manner", a unification ministry document seen by NK News said . Read More »

Afghanistan: Kabul intercontinental hotel under terrorist attack

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Special forces have arrived at the scene and are battling the attackers, Danish said. Sources claim that heavy gunfire can be heard in the areas surrounding the hotel. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul issued a security alert on Thursday, saying it was "aware of reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels" in the capital city. Read More »

White House slams Democrats, preps for shutdown

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Mick Mulvaney , chief of the Office of Management and Budget, said that odds of a shutdown occurring are 50-50. Republicans control the Senate, but fall nine votes short of the 60 they need to avoid a Democratic filibuster. The parks will be open; they weren't before. Roughly half the employees at the Department of Health and Human Services would be furloughed in the case of a partial government shutdown , according to a document outlining the department's contingency staffing plans for ... Read More »

Eight policemen injured in grenade blast in Pulwama

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Eight police personnel were injured on Friday in a grenade attack by militants at Tehsil office in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian forces' cordoned off the area soon after the explosion and launched a siege and search operation to nab the attackers. Read More »

Class 12 student shot dead school principal in Haryana's Yamunanagar

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Police officials investigating the case said the assailant came to the school along with a friend on a motorcycle and headed straight for the Principal's office. According to SP Rajesh Kalia the accused has been arrested. "He talked to the principal for some time and then came out". The Case comes in the city Police station of Yamunanagar and the police officer, Yogender Singh said while taking with the newsfolo that the accused may be charged for the around 10 years. Read More »

HHS launches workplace to implement religious-freedom legal guidelines

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Coinciding with Friday's March for Life in Washington, President Donald Trump's administration announced new measures to support the anti-abortion cause. The Trump administration's move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil rights and medical groups that it will provide legal cover for otherwise unlawful discrimination. Read More »

Mary Lou McDonald nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader

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Speaking in Belfast , the president-elect told supporters that Irish unity was "the best solution, the best collective arrangement" and that she believed it could be done "in an atmosphere that isn't toxic or bigoted.but is.respectful". We also need to win that referendum... "It isn't. It's very real". Mr Adams announced in November that he was stepping down as Sinn Fein president after 34 years in the role. Read More »

Pence Heads to the Middle East

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Abbas also is deeply unpopular with his own public. Analysts agreed that neither Israel nor the United States would accept a new sponsor for the peace process in the Middle East, particularly after Trump declared that he is preparing the deal of the century, which was considered by Abbas as "the slap of the century". Read More »

Donald Trump aces Montreal Cognitive Assessment

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That number puts Trump on the cusp of - but just under - the obesity mark. A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. Jackson said Tuesday that there were no readings he was withholding. "I was just joking around when I said it". It comes after the release of a controversial book fuelled speculation about the president's mental health. Read More »

Eleven killed, 46 injured in Turkey bus crash

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The cause of the crash, which occurred on the first day of a school holiday, was under investigation. Two bus drivers have been arrested in connection with the case, BBC reported . Cakacak told the media the injured were now being treated at three different hospitals. 'The accident is now under investigation, ' he added. The injured were now being treated at three different hospitals, according to the Dogan news agency. Read More »

Chelsea Could Be Banned From Transfer Market (SEE WHY)

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I always said that I'm happy to work with my players. The January transfer window just gets more absurd for the Blues , who are apparently turning to the Stoke City man after their initial target, Andy Carroll , suffered an injury. As I said before: in this period there is a transfer market, if something happens, you know. "It won't be easy because every team wants to reach this target. Read More »

Schumer Heads To The White House As Shutdown Looms

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The couple will spend the weekend in Mar-a-Lago, CNN reported. Republicans in 2013 complained that the Obama administration went further than necessary, even putting temporary fencing around the National Mall, an open, grassy park that stretches from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Read More »