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U.S. sends conflicting signals over North Korea diplomacy

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The PDRK delegation returns today to Pyongyang after a three-day historic visit to South Korea , where it attended the opening of the Winter Olympics last Friday. "You get the feeling that they hate Trump more than they hate North Korea and all the atrocities that are going on there", Campos-Duffy chimed in. Read More »

Allegiant plans year-round aircraft base in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

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Allegiant officials say VPS will become the airline's 14th year-round aircraft base. Allegiant on February 13, announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Allegiant also announced five new routes scheduled to start in June between Destin and airports in: Bentonville, Arkansas; Concord, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; Evansville, Indiana; and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Read More »

5Pointz Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million USD for Demolished Murals

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Some 21 graffiti artists sued Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the buildings, a year ago under the Visual Rights of 1990 - which protects artists' rights to their work, even if someone else owns it physically. After a three-week trial in November, Block said the "respectful, articulate and credible" artists testified about "striking technical mastery and vision worthy of display in prominent museums if not on the walls of 5 Pointz ". Read More »

Speaker Vos calls Paul Nehlen a 'racist bigot'

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Nehlen was banned from Twitter on Sunday after tweeting an image that replaced Meghan Markle, the mixed-race actress and fiancée of Prince Harry , with a dark-skinned prehistoric Briton known as " Cheddar Man ". Nehlen previously had posted on Twitter a list of his critics and emphasized that most are Jewish. "For Twitter, reining in abusive content has posed a challenge as the company has touted itself as the ultimate place for free speech and open debate", reported NPR's Alina ... Read More »

ISIS boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in airstrike?

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Citing several U.S. officials, CNN reported that American intelligence agencies have assessed with a high degree of confidence that the worlds most wanted man was near Raqqa, Syria in May when the missile struck. Despite several claims and counter claims, confusion looms large on the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the most dreaded terrorist heading Daesh (IS), responsible for creating havoc in Syria and Iraq during last several years. Read More »

Nelly sexual assault accusations under investigation by Essex Police

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She says the rapper gripped her tightly with his arm and brought her and her friends to his dressing room. She claims when they arrived to the room, he took off his trousers and began masturbating in front of her. Essex police confirm to The Blast "We are investigating after a woman reported to us that she was sexually assaulted". The woman says Nelly put his right hand on the back of her head and his left hand on her shoulder, forced her head down, pushing his erect penis into her mouth. Read More »

Rain Showers and Fog come in for the Afternoon

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Rain, rain, go away! Highs will only reach the mid teens, and lows will be back in the single digits. Light rain will once again push into the area late in the day and into the night. Tuesday will be cloudy and much cooler with a few spotty showers. On Thursday weather is expected to be partially cloudy to cloudy with another rise in temperatures to be 5 degrees higher than its annual average. Read More »

How to make the ideal pancakes

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An army of parent volunteers armed with spatulas and industrial mixer set-ups were on hand February 13 to prepare a pancake feast for Shrove Tuesday . In addition to offering Turkish breakfasts with pancakes, they also have a wide variety of unique savory options, such as pancake burgers, hotdogs and pizza. Read More »

Roy Keane, Martin O'Neill attend Liam Miller funeral

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Among the items brought up during the offertory were the jerseys of Manchester United, Celtic and Ireland, as well as a framed photo of the Ovens National School team that Liam captained to Sciath na Scol title. Former teammates Chris Sutton, John Hartson, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand have been also been paying tribute on social media. Miller, who was capped 21 times for the Republic of Ireland , died at Marymount Hospice in Cork city on Friday. Read More »

Mani Shankar Aiyar stirs up controversy, says he loves Pakistan

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What nonsense is he really talking about?" He added, "I am writing to asking him to expel Aiyar". Later Congress President Rahul Gandhiji even suspended him but still he said that I have got lot of love and affection from Pakistan. Meanwhile, its not only Mani Shankar Aiyar who has echoed the need for a dialogue between India and Pakistan but Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday also asserted the need for a dialogue between Indian and Pakistan to solve issues between the ... Read More »

Kenora community rallies for justice for Colten Boushie after trial verdict

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A jury acquitted Gerald Stanley, who shot Boushie in the head, of second-degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter on Friday. In his testimony, he said he thought the gun was not loaded and that it went off. The justice minister vowed to continue working with provinces and territories on "potential changes to jury selection" and the "pool" or jurors that are made available. Read More »

Food industry warns of Brexit trade disruptions

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David Davis said he was "surprised" to hear Mr Barnier was unclear on the UK's stance on the transition period. And he had hoped to get a deal with the European Union on it by this March, so talks could then move on to the bigger issue of the UK's future relationship with the remaining 27 European Union nations. Read More »

Slain woman placed ad for hitman to kill her, suspect claims

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Lopez told investigators that sometime after Christmas, he reportedly came upon an ad on Craigslist titled " I want to put a hit on myself ", while looking at the "Woman seeking Men" category, according to the affidavit . They asked him Thursday as he arrived for work at Domino's Pizza if he was willing to answer some questions, the Denver Channel reported. After the killing, investigators initially focused on Shawn Shwartz, a man who Bollinger had at one point obtained a restraining ... Read More »

ICE grants deportation stay to father of 5-year-old leukemia patient

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This is the second time ICE has postponed deportation of Berrones. An ICE spokesperson said in a statement that the agency decided not to deport Berrones for humanitarian reasons. It is one of the churches around the US that have let immigrants faced with the threat of deportation to remain at their sanctuaries. Berrones was caught with a fake driver's license and has been deported twice, in 2006 and 2010, but he snuck back into the U.S. Read More »

Judge Closes Courtroom as Trial Begins for Palestinian Teen Who Slapped Soldiers

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Israel's hard-charging prosecution of Tamimi, recognizable by her unruly mane of curly hair, has drawn worldwide attention and criticism. The metaphor is given a special vividness because Ahed Tamimi as a child epitomizes the mentality and tactics of an oppressive state: the prospect of Ahed's case being heard by a military court that finds that more than 99% of defendants are guilty of the crimes of which they are accused. Read More »

Wolf rejects GOP redistricting plan; court may impose new map, Monday

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The Republicans control both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature, and the GOP leaders of each house have argued that the control over redistricting of congressional seats is assigned by the U.S. A mathematics professor at Tufts University in Boston, Duchin dabbles in writing congressional district maps. Some of those lopsided results - such as in the 6th and 7th districts - are in Southeast Pennsylvania where the voter registration trend has been moving away from Republicans and towards ... Read More »

The Justice Department's Third Highest Ranking Official Has Resigned

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She also was frustrated by vacancies at the department - including four of 13 divisions that lack a Senate-confirmed head. Rachel Brand, the third-ranking official at the Justice Department, chose to leave her post in part because she wanted to avoid any possibility that she would have to oversee the federal Russian Federation investigation, NBC News reported on Monday. Read More »

Tripura remains a backward state under Left rule: Chavan

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The state committees and party members have until 20 March to send their inputs. After ruling the State for three consecutive terms under Tarun Gogoi, Congress was upstaged by Narendra Modi powered BJP which came to power with a comfortable majority after having remained a non-starter in local polls for long. Read More »

United Nations chief calls for denuclearization during brief talk with N.Korean official

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In response, Moon said it was a matter of South Korea's sovereignty and its domestic affairs, noting it would not be appropriate for Abe to directly mention the issue. The vice president's visit was also marked by bad blood between Pence and some USA athletes. South Korean President Moon Jae-in had "virtually accepted" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to Pyongyang, officials said on Saturday, making way for a first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. Read More »

India's total forest cover increases by 1%

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Forest cover grew by 6,778 sqkm and tree cover by 1,243 sqkm. The mangrove cover of the country has shown improvement as the report shows that it has increased by 181 sq kms with Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat being the top three gainers in terms of mangrove cover. Read More »

Boston Dynamics Dog-Like Robot Updated With Arm To Open, Hold Doors

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Eight years after it was first revealed to the public, the uncanny gait of Boston Dynamics' quadrupedal robots is still unsettling. The robot stretched its arm out in order for its body to pass through before closing the door. It also comes equipped with stereo cameras, depth cameras and position/force sensors in its limbs, which "help with navigation and mobile manipulation". Read More »

Man masturbates next to girl in bus

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I soon realised that the man sitting beside me was indulging in something wrong. The girl has claimed that she made a video of the incident to make people aware about the harassment women face. Worst is no one in bus came to her aid. "On February 10, I filed a police complaint at Vasant Vihar police station". "This man is a danger to society and should be given strong punishment!" "The case has been registered and an investigation has begun". Read More »

Popular 2nd grade teacher, 38, dies from flu

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Frank Holland bought the prescription himself when he found out, but things worsened. "Frank sent me a text saying 'Man, she's gone.' I couldn't believe it". I don't think she thought she was that sick. "I am really enjoying my kiddos. All my issues, all my episodes". "She had a job; she had kids", said Heather Holland's pastor, Clark Bosher . Read More »

A Pentagon budget like none before: $700 billion

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The request aligns perfectly with a two-year budget deal that Congress struck and the president signed last week that clears the way for the $716 billion for national defense spending. Trump's proposal now goes to Congress, which is likely to adjust some specifics. The Pentagon is seeking a 10 percent hike in funding, asking Congress for $686.1 billion next year to grow the size and might of the US military while investing in modern hardware, primarily in response to China and Russia's ... Read More »

Hawaii Proposes Bill To Ban Video Game Loot Boxes

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Now, the representative has submitted two bills to the Hawaii State House and two accompanying bills to the Hawaii State Senate . The legislation defines the loot boxes as a randomized in-game reward that can be bought for real money. Read More »

The Queen Declares War on Plastic

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And, according to The Telegraph , internal caters at Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, as well as Buckingham Palace , will now only be allowed to use china plates, glasses and recyclable paper cups. In addition, food packaging across all visitor cafes attached to Royal households will have be biodegradable . Prince Charles has delivered several speeches about damage to the oceans . Read More »

Germany's SPD Turns to Former Rabble-Rouser to Sell Merkel Deal

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Mrs Merkel faces growing internal dissent over her decision to give the post of finance minister to Olaf Scholz, a Social Democrat ( SPD ), during hard coalition talks last week. Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party shuffled its top leadership Tuesday, seeking to end internal squabbles and re-focus its members on passing an agreement to form a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Read More »

'Parks and Recreation' Women Reunite for Galentine's Day in New Photo

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Don't let being a poor struggling uni student stop you from celebrating this glorious day. Amy Poehler coined the term Galentine's Day on " Parks & Recreation", and for years, women have taken up the cause of her character Leslie Knope - celebrating their gal pals with breakfast, outings and gifts. Read More »

Greece Slams Turkish Violations in Cypriot Waters

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Cyprus not to "overstep the mark" in the eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday. Cyprus has insisted Turkey had breached "international law" on 11 February after Ankara's warships blocked an Italian drilling ship on course to explore for gas in the island's politically sensitive waters. Read More »

Here's the first line-up announcement for Reading & Leeds Festival 2018

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Kings of Leon have played Reading Festival many times. Tickets are on sale now and available here. Co-headliners on the Sunday are Panic! at the Disco . Following a secret opening performance on the Festival Republic stage previous year, Reading and Leeds favourite Wolf Alice are set to play. If something heavier is a little more your thing, UnderØath, Sum 41 , Papa Roach , Waterparks , Hollywood Undead , Beartooth and Creeper are all in the mix. Read More »

Former Trump speechwriter's ex-wife in hiding outside Maine

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Budget director Mick Mulvaney blamed talk of an ouster on people disgruntled because they lost access to the Republican President after Mr Kelly became chief of staff last July during a White House shakeup. For Jennifer Willoughby , one of Porter's former wives, the president's response was expected because he doesn't exactly represent "a model of kindness and forgiveness", she wrote in an op-ed for Time magazine on Sunday. Read More »