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Trump to announce new North Korea sanctions

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The measures are part of the administration's "maximum pressure campaign" on North Korea and are created to put pressure on the country for its expanding nuclear weapons program. North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors. Read More »

CM condemns attack on Minister's brother, 3 arrested

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According to reports, Subrat Singh, the minister's brother, and three others - Kartik Nag, Magi Shah and Khageswar Mahamallik - were intercepted by around 20 persons while they were travelling in a auto. Accusing BJP of orchestrating the attack, the BJD has sought intervention of the Chief Electoral Officer demanding stern action against the accused. Read More »

Koreas to hold talks on N. Korea's participation in Paralympics

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According to the ministry, Lee Joo-tae, the ministry's director-general in charge of inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation, will lead a three-member South Korean delegation for the working-level talks. Details about the North's participation will be decided by the International Paralympic Committee. The two Koreas have engaged in a flurry of sports diplomacy since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed a willingness to send a delegation to the February 9-25 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in ... Read More »

Robert Mueller Added More Charges Against Manafort, Gates

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For weeks, news reports had said that Gates was under pressure to agree to cooperate with prosecutors, as he was the one-time right hand man to former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort . The DB reported Thursday that Gates fired attorney Tom Green, who was reportedly trying to get him a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller , but Green told the website that he'll continue to represent Gates. Read More »

Police investigating threat at Claxton High School

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Police have determined it is safe to dismiss students and they have been given the option to either go home or stay in the school for pick up. "The country is on edge, and of course, everyone is on notice, and what was remarkable in this case, is that the police department, the school district and the community worked collaboratively together to bring this potential threat to a halt". Read More »

Girlfriend of ex-Ukip leader defends Grenfell immigrants remark

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Bolton, who appeared alongside his girlfriend, sought to blame the comments on the atmosphere created by social media platforms. She faced criticism over a series of racist texts which were leaked and included a claim that the Royal Family would be tainted by Prince Harry's marriage to Megan Markle . Read More »

Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claim

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Mr Joyce has announced he's resigning as Nationals leader, and will instead sit on the backbench, after falling under intense scrutiny over his relationship with a former staffer. "It's important that we. establish the facts", Senator Cormann said. "I want to thank him for his service as a minister, as deputy prime minister over our years in government", he said. Read More »

'Crisis Actors' YouTube Video Boy Says "I'm Not A Crisis Actor"

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The prominence of the conspiracy theories led Republican Sen. One America News Network, a far-right outlet, helped spread Gateway Pundit's freakish, conspiratorial story. "We're working to improve the applications of these policies to ensure that videos containing hoaxes both in the video and in the title and description do not appear in the trending tab again". Read More »

Unions to rally before crucial US Supreme Court decision on dues

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A ruling in favor of Janus would allow public sector employees to opt out of paying even these reduced "fair-share" fees. Girardin looked at what happened after MI enacted a "right to work" law, which forbid mandatory agency fees. One young speaker will discuss living in the United States.as an undocumented immigrant and what it's like facing deportation under Trump Administration policy, says Tomas Kennedy, political director of Florida Immigration Coalition. Read More »

US Senator Bill Nelson credits Rubio for attending town hall

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When asked by Emma González, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, if it should be harder for people to obtain semi-automatic weapons, Loesch focused on the mental state of those purchasing firearms. "My friends and I are anxious that we're going to be murdered in our classrooms", Ryan Schachter said. "I was a very politically active teenager and I'm on this stage as a result of that", she said. Read More »

State Senate rejects plan to expand Medicaid

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Right now, McFarland says there's no agreement on what those measures should be. "I can read the tea leaves", he told members of the committee before asking that his measures also be shelved for now. "We must be good stewards of every penny we ask taxpayers to send to Richmond and not look to the questionable promise of uncertain taxpayer dollars from Washington, D.C". Read More »

ENI ship blocked off Cyprus leaves for other work

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Italy's Eni is diverting a drillship that had been preparing to explore for gas in Block 3 offshore Cyprus after a standoff with Turkish military vessels in the area, a company spokesman said Friday. Tusk said the leaders "are ready to cooperate with Turkey", but will assess next month whether to have the meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan scheduled for March 26 in Bulgaria. Read More »

S/African to die by hanging for spying in South Sudan

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Their findings are a sharp departure from previous United Nations reports that documented crimes but not perpetrators. South Sudan won independence from the north in 2011, however, in the subsequent civil war, tens of thousands of people have been killed and a third of the population displaced, many of them to refugee camps in neighbouring Uganda, creating Africa's biggest refugee crisis. Read More »

West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

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Data from the National Education Association, the biggest teachers union, shows that in 2016, West Virginia ranked 48th in average teacher salaries. Only Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota sat below it in the rankings, which included 50 states and the District. Read More »

Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

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Javier Mercado, 16, said the dog, named Rex, came to his rescue after burglars broke into his home Wednesday afternoon in Des Moines. Mercado spent almost an hour hiding in a closet before it was safe to come out. Cadena explained Rex used every ounce of strength he had "to do what his unconditional, loving instinct told him to" and protect the teen. The heroic pooch, Rex, attacked the armed intruders while 16-year-old Javier his upstairs in a wardrobe and phoned the police. Read More »

United Kingdom issues terror alert against South Africa

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However, the British High Commission in Pretoria said advice on terrorism is not linked to the kidnapping, as it existed before the incident took place. "The vehicle the couple was driving in was found yesterday (Wednesday), and is now undergoing forensic tests", he said. The British alert, which has been updated to reflect the latest incident, added: "Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in South Africa". Read More »

Canada inked MOUs on Counterterrorism

Former Liberal Party health minister and ex-premier of British Columbia Ujjal Dosanjh has voiced concern over the state of Canada-India relations, saying: "Mr Trudeau can perhaps salvage our relationship (with India), but I think it hit rock bottom with this". Read More »

Jared Kushner's security clearance status is John Kelly's decision, Trump says

Aaron David Miller, who served as a senior adviser on Israeli-Arab peace to USA secretaries of state from 1988 to 2003, wrote on Twitter that "based on years in biz, doing Arab-Israeli negotiations requires access to top secret and codeword 411" - referring to code-word information out of reach of even those with permanent, top-secret security clearances. Read More »

Texas Permanent School Fund Decreases Holdings in Comcast Co. (CMCSA)

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Crow Point Partners Llc who had been investing in First Republic Bank for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $15.24B market cap company. Guggenheim boosted their price target on shares of Comcast from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Read More »

Rwandan police say 5 Congolese refugees killed in protests

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Five people were killed and 22 others wounded on Tuesday as protests over reduced food rations by refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) turned violent, Rwandan police said Friday. We regret that our continued appeals for maintaining calm and restraint were not considered. In January, UNHCR said it was cutting rations due to funding shortages. Read More »

President Trump Meets With Australian Prime Minister, Takes Questions

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Speaking outside the White House in Washington, DC, Mr Turnbull repeatedly dodged questions about whether he wanted Mr Joyce to remain as the Nationals leader. A vehicle has driven into a barrier outside the White House. The Australian Embassy in DC has branded Mr Turnbull's trip " 100 Years of Mateship " to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Hamel in northern France where USA and Australian troops fought alongside each other for the first time. Read More »

'We are here to teach life, not take one'

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On Thursday morning however, he clarified his remarks on Twitter by claiming that he never said "give teachers guns" unless they happen to be "gun adept" or military trained teachers or coaches, which still sounds like "give teachers guns". Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. had 'a good week' in India. Here's why

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Trump Jr. has made several visits to India over the years and has repeatedly talked of the country's business opportunities, dismissing criticism that his family-owned business is profiting from his father's presidency. "With this trip to India, the Trump Organization is literally selling access to the first family", said Kathleen Clark, a law professor and ethics expert at Washington University in St. Read More »

Russian Federation strengthened the grouping in Syria with the latest Su-57

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Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes announced on February 22 that the reported arrival of Russian stealth Su-57 fighter jets to Syria "raises the level of complexity for the (USAF) crew's to deal with". Designed by Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi, the multirole Su-57 fighter took to the skies for the first time in 2010 - but only entered production this year. Read More »

White House Locked Down After Vehicle Strikes Barrier

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The Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle "did not breach" the security barrier, and the female driver was "immediately apprehended". It has Tennessee plates and had a patriotic bumper sticker with the word 'pray on it. One witness has claimed on social media that "police fired shots" at the vehicle however that has been refuted by the Secret Service. President Donald Trump was in the building at the time, having hosted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Read More »

Eric Branch Executed For Brutal Murder Of UWF Student

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Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Before the injection was administered, he begged officials not to carry out his death sentence and shouted, "Murderers!" at his executioners, the Pensacola News Journal reported. Branch's last meal was a pork chop, T-bone steak, French fries and two pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, a Corrections Department spokeswoman said. Read More »

Lithuania wants to keep current structure of European Union commissioners after Brexit - president

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The amendment will provoke the ire of Brexiteers, who argue maintaining a customs union with the EU would restrict Britain's room for manoeuvre when negotiating free trade deals and is akin to not leaving the EU at all. The Labour MP told Sky News "Parliament is in the driving seat" in the Brexit process and claimed "we reflect where the people are". Lithuania also says that the future chief of the European Commission should continue to be elected by leaders of EU countries, not limiting ... Read More »

Trump Defends His Argument That Arming Teachers May Prevent Shootings

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The idea of armed teachers , though, did not sit well with some educators. Trump offered some solutions, calling for more mental institutions and hospitals in addition to the idea of arming teachers . The chances of this never happening again are highly unlikely . "If [the Florida gunman] thought that other people would be shooting bullets back at him, he wouldn't have gone there". Read More »

Chicago father charged with murder in "near decapitation" of toddler son

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Officers were called to the 2700 block of South Avers around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. When they arrived, police found two-year-old Mateo Garcia Aguayo's body in a garbage bag in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment. When the family called 911, Ortiz fled the house. State police caught up with Ortiz near Kankakee, Illinois, a few hours later and he was charged with first-degree murder, police said. Read More »