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Anti-LGBTQ governor voted religious freedom ambassador

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The senate made a motion to reconsider Brownback's confirmation, that will be laid before President Donald Trump , though Trump is unlikely to approve the motion. This position has historically played an important role in combating the risky and often deadly religious persecution that plagues so many corners of our world. Read More »

Washing machines are going to get more expensive

The investigation by the USITC, and ultimately the tariffs agreed to by the administration, were prompted by complaints from companies in competition with foreign manufacturers. These three companies are undoubtedly welcoming the news that their petitions have resulted in concrete actions, and they will likely benefit from the tariffs being put in place. Read More »

Padmaavat: 50 supporters of Karni Sena detained in Mumbai

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While numerous prominent actors have come forward supporting the release of the film, there are others who remained mum all the way. A bus was torched Wednesday by a mob in Gurgaon , a satellite city outside the capital New Delhi , briefly blocking a major highway to the south as protesters pelted stones at police. Read More »

Cash covers IL interstate after crash

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The driver was reportedly driving too fast, before losing control and careening off the road. A policeman attempts to sweep up the spilt $5, $10 and $20 bills. The road was closed for about an hour while authorities picked up the cash, leaving traffic backup for several kilometres. The vehicle collided into a guardrail before hitting another auto. Read More »

Merkel warns 'protectionism not the answer' to world problems

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Trump angered China and South Korea this week with new tariffs on solar panels and large washing machines. Trump will meet May Thursday to address the Syria conflict, Iran's "destabilizing" behaviour, and the North Korean nuclear threat, National Security Advisor H.R. Read More »

Zimbabwe president promises elections by July, to respect result

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While few doubt the commitment to economic recovery, there is scepticism about democratisation. The Zimbabwe government has ordered all top officials in government, parastatals, state enterprises and local authorities to declare their assets, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said in a statement on Tuesday night. Read More »

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

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Azar, 50, will assume control as arrangements in the sprawling division, with its financial plan of more than $1.1 trillion, are tilting to one side. Out of the blue, new standards enable states to force work necessities as a feature of their Medicaid programs. Read More »

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

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The president, who is 71, is a known teetotaller, but has a penchant for fast food. Others, like CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta , claimed the numbers Jackson reported indicated that Trump had heart disease . He added that he would design a daily exercise programme for Mr Trump . He then cited Jackson, saying he believed the White House physician alluded to the calcium score increasing because of Trump's diet and lack of exercise. Read More »

Federer rolls into 14th Aus Open semi

Chung became the first Korean player to reach the last eight of a slam by beating an ailing Novak Djokovic and he followed that up by showing his class against Sandgren, an even more unlikely quarter-finalist. Simona Halep said she was close to playing "100 percent" despite her aching body giving her sleepless nights as she reached the Australian Open last eight on Monday. Read More »

Florida players suspended amid fraud charges will rejoin team, report says

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Rounding out those involved is wide out Antonio Callaway , who chose to declare early for the NFL Draft. According to multiple reports, Ja'Juan Seider's time in Gainesville is up after only one season with the program. Callaway declared for the National Football League draft, while Telfort, Smith and Jones announced earlier their intentions to transfer. Callaway, Smith, Desir-Jones and Telfort are no longer enrolled at Florida . Read More »

Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

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Mostly cloudy. High 63°. The wind will begin to pick up late evening as the system approach Around that time wind gusts up to 20-25mph will be possible. Rough seas will build Tuesday night and peak again Thursday with waves up to 7 feet and swells up to 14 feet. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Read More »

Don't turn Kashmir into battleground, Mehbooba appeals to India, Pak

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Last year India committed 1900 ceasefire violations of the Ceasefire Agreement. Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations secretary general at a regular news briefing in NY said Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over firing incidents at the LoC and the Working Boundary and is also following the situation. Read More »

EasyJet Stock Up On Higher Q1 Revenues, Traffic; Sees Growth Ahead

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With the company guiding towards a rate of growth in revenues per seat in the high mid-single digits at constant currencies and thanks to lessened competition on Easyjet routes after rivals Monarch , Air Berlin and Alitalia went bakrupt, the Swiss broker raised its forecast for the company's 2018 profits before tax pre-Air Berlin by 10% to £568m. Read More »

Shopian gunfight: 17-year old killed during clashes, another injured

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SSP Shopian Ram Ambarkar said that a joint team of army , police and CRPF cordoned off the Chaigund village following specific inputs about the presence of some militants. He said that the duo had injuries on their head. The killed Hizbul Mujahideen militants have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Wani and Firdous Ahmad. Read More »

Gay couple sue after U.S. grants citizenship to only one twin

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Because one son was conceived with the sperm of one father and the other son with the sperm of the other father, one of these fraternal twins is being treated by the US government as a USA citizen while the other was forced to enter the US on a tourist visa, which has now expired. Read More »

Barcelona's Javier Mascherano signs for Hebei China Fortune

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Mascherano - one of the captains of the Blaugrana team - will have the chance to bid his fans farewell before the second leg match against Espanyol on Thursday. Javier, during his time with Barcelona made 334 appearances for the club and managed just the 1 goal , back in the 2016 / 2017 season, from the penalty spot. Read More »

United Kingdom govt worker resigns after women 'assaulted' at charity gala

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Equalities committee chair Maria Miller tweeted she hopes "every man who attended this event will think twice before accepting another invitation to a "men only" event with more than 100 female hostesses". "There is an association between rich, wealthy people and this behaviour", she added. For the idiots claiming #PresidentsClub women were there by choice: what luxury & privilege to be able to argue contrarian view. Read More »

National Football League prospect Josh Allen spectacularly misses target in Senior Bowl workout

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Rosen is viewed as one of the top quarterback prospects in the draft class, so he would be expected to be in consideration for the top pick. Sure, this could all be lip service, or he may have blacked out on the phone, but it's more than you can say for UCLA's Josh Rosen and USC's Sam Darnold , who each reportedly wanted no part of Cleveland before declaring for the draft. Read More »

Inflation climbs 3.7% as food costs more, says Statistics Dept

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Headline inflation came in at 3.4 percent in November. "The headline inflation in December translated into a month-on-month increase of 0.1 percent". Food and non-alcoholic beverages, which account for nearly a third of CPI weightage, rose 4.1 percent year-on-year, the department said in a statement. Read More »

'Fake news' is evil, journalists must search for truth, pope says

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The devil, he said, "created the first fake news " and used "alluring arguments" to deceive and seduce Adam and Eve. "The theme he chose for the 2018 commemoration is "'The truth will set you free' (Jn 8:32). "I think some people in listening to someone who is broadcasting some kind of fake news, I think there's a great deal of gullibility and if they like the person who is fostering that, then they'll buy it into it, but if they don't agree with them, then they'll take opposition to the ... Read More »

Save the Children Suspends Activities in Afghanistan

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As security forces fought their way in, they recovered one body inside the compound but its identity was not clear. "A group of armed men then entered the compound". "An attack against an organisation that helps children is outrageous ". An uptick in violence has led many organizations to pull out or scale back their footprint in Afghanistan. Read More »

Trump condemns Kentucky school shooting

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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence offered condolences to the victims and their families of a deadly school shooting that happened Tuesday in Marshall County. It's not a bad place. "I can't even imagine the price it has cost these families", Bevin said. Beginning Thursday, elementary and middle schools will be in session at regular time. Read More »

Trump to meet May, Netanyahu, Kagame in Davos: White House

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All five meetings were behind closed doors. Trump's meeting with Netanyahu will be his first one since he declared that the USA recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision that has strained U.S. According to the report, Belgium will be joined by Luxembourg, Ireland and Slovenia in making the move. When it comes to the Palestinians, Netanyahu's office said he made it clear said he would not compromise on Israel's security needs in any future agreement. Read More »

Field of Dreams damaged by vandals

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The " Field of Dreams " facility manager said this is the worst case of vandalism to ever hit the site. Steffen said the majority of the damage was in center field and left field; the sprinkler system was also harmed. Though repairs will likely still be ongoing, Stillman said the site will be open through the summer. "A lot of people travel (from) all over the world to come see the Field of Dreams , and they don't always check Facebook to make sure we are open", Stillman said. Read More »

Congress non-committal on CPI-M's plans for impeachment motion against CJI

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General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the left party is in touch with other opposition parties to bring an impeachment motion, saying that the crisis in the Supreme Court is not solved yet. They are a very important pillar of democracy and we have not politicised it nor have we raised any issue. What is pushing Congress towards mulling joint action, a senior leader said, was the "absence of redressal" of the complaints voiced by four SC judges. Read More »

ISIS terrorists killed in US airstrike in Syria

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While the USA insists the extremist group has lost almost all of its physical caliphate, the Pentagon and State Department have signaled that American troops will remain in Syria indefinitely to thwart militants from Islamic State and al-Qaeda and stem Iran's influence. Read More »

US Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant, to give birth in spring

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Tammy Duckworth is pregnant with her second child. This means that she could soon become the first senator to give birth while in office. She and husband Bryan Bowlsbey are expecting their second child, another girl, in April. Kirsten Gillibrand, who had her second child in 2008 when she was a US representative, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has had three kids while serving in Congress (the most of any sitting lawmaker). Read More »

Martin O'Neill signs Republic deal as Coleman makes return

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At Wednesday's draw for the UEFA Nations League , O'Neill met with O'Donoghue to give an interview based on his thoughts on the draw for the new tournament but also on the drawn-out saga surrounding the Derryman's signing of his contract extension as well as reflecting on the disappointing end to the World Cup qualifying campaign a year ago. Read More »