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CM Naveen Patnaik inducts two to his party

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In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Cuttack MP also requested that Panda should be allocated a separate seat away from the seats earmarked for the BJD MPs in the Lok Sabha Chamber. "I will continue my work for resolving issues of duped chit fund investors, and farmers of the state". Both Samanta and Soumya Ranjan might be sent to the Upper House of the Parliament, sources said. Read More »

One killed in Thruway crash

One person was killed late Tuesday night in Oneida County after two vehicles collided on the state Thruway, according to State Police. His auto came to a stop facing south across both lanes of traffic, troopers said. Lopez and Phulnauth were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin. Read More »

OPEC to Meet With Hedge Funds' Representatives on CERAweek Sidelines in Houston

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Making the forecast in its new Oil sector outlook report " Oil 2018 ", the IEA observed that "global oil trade routes are moving East, as China and India replace the United States as top oil importers". As oil is priced in dollars, it becomes more affordable for holders of other currencies when the dollar weakens. Birol called the coming surge "a major second wave" of the USA shale revolution and said that much of the production growth is expected to flow to export markets. Read More »

Active Stock Picking: Qep Resources (QEP)

The stock decreased 1.94% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $9.36. About 5.86M shares traded. Checking on current price levels compared to prior highs and lows, we have seen that QEP Resources, Inc. Previously Qep Resources (NYSE:QEP) reported $-0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $-0.07 by $-0.07 with surprise factor of -100%. Read More »

Appeals Court Rules Sex Discrimination Includes Bias Against Transgender People

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The court reversed a lower district court decisions , which had ruled in the funeral home's favor, and sent the case back to reconsider the arguments in light of the appellate court's reading of the laws. "Harris Funeral Home's dress code is tailored to serve those mourning the loss of a loved one". The Justice Department previously said the federal provision considered in Wednesday's ruling - Title VII of the 1964 civil rights law - didn't necessarily protect against discrimination based ... Read More »

Mueller's Investigation of Trump Broadens to Influence-Peddling by Foreign Governments

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Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether any Americans assisted in such efforts, and any other matters that arise in the course of his probe. Investigators now believe that the meeting was meant to establish a line of communication between the countries that was outside normal diplomatic channels. Read More »

No single party wins majority in Italian general election, exit polls say

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And well over half of Italians voted for European Union -skeptic parties that questioned Italy's use of the euro currency and its alliance with the West against Russian Federation. What is more alarming is the regional divide of the electorate, southern Italy, or Mezzogiorno , voted en force for the Five Star Movement whereas the Democratic Party still soldiered on in the northern provinces. Read More »

Kerala high court orders CBI probe into Shuhaib murder case

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Seeking a CBI inquiry into the incident, the petitioners had alleged that the current investigation by the state police was totally faulty and mala fide. Pointing out that a proper investigation was as important a part of the justice delivery system as the trial, the high court came down heavily on the state police. Read More »

Pakistan agrees to release Indian prisoners

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Both countries also agreed to facilitate "visits of medical experts (from both sides) to meet and examine the mentally challenged prisoners for their repatriation". The Indian statement indicated that Islamabad's suggestion about the release and repatriation of children has been accepted by India. Pakistan foreign minister also stated that through such initiatives, the two countries will "embark on the road to a comprehensive dialogue" and make "conscious effort to de-escalate the ... Read More »

Security, trade top agenda as Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince visits UK

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The two countries' close ties were tested in 2015 when the Pakistani parliament unanimously rejected a Saudi request for Pakistani troops to support its Yemen campaign, but the relationship never quite broke down. "He was then beaten up, put on live TV and told that he had to resign". That's not really the actions of a terribly reforming leader, is it? "If we're going to look at the facts, let's look at all the facts". Read More »

President Trump speaks at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit

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Hispanics and Latinos are one of the largest and fastest growing groups of immigrants in the United States. Trump is delivering the keynote address Wednesday at the annual legislative summit of the Latino Coalition . Trump, who ordered the phaseout of DACA previous year, has balked at supporting a series of bipartisan Senate proposals to restore the program that shields some 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. Read More »

Nashville mayor resigns, pleads guilty to theft

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Megan Barry brought big, bold economic development ideas to Nashville during her time as mayor, but Barry will not be able to see some of those projects through, including a vote to bring light rail to the city for the first time and a possible Amazon Headquarters. Read More »

Controlled explosion set after deadly bomb goes off

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The chemicals found in a Beaver Dam apartment unit are so unsafe that they can not be removed and will be detonated later Wednesday, police chief John Kreuziger said at a morning news conference. We got information back that definitely those are explosive devices", he said. Police have not identified the man killed in the blast, and would not confirm whether it is the same person who is leasing the apartment. Read More »

Bill To Fix National Parks Would Use Energy Revenue

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke , U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Angus King have introduced a bipartisan bill to rebuild America's National Parks. In August, he said they were looking at prioritizing and delivering more money on the front line. According to the Department of the Interior, the NPS completed around $650 million in maintenance work in 2017, a chip in the almost $12 billion backlog. Read More »

British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali

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Horner, a former mechanical design engineer from East Sussex in the United Kingdom, said he had never seen ocean pollution on such a scale before. The waves of plastic flooding into rivers and oceans have been causing problems for years - clogging waterways in cities, increasing the risk of floods, and injuring or killing marine animals who ingest or become trapped by plastic packaging. Read More »

Why an Emirates Adviser's Cooperation With Mueller May Be Terrible for Trump

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UAE adviser George Nader reportedly convened a meeting with Erik Prince and Kirill Dmitriev, informal advisers to the USA and Russian governments respectively. While Mueller is probing the circumstances of the Seychelles meeting, he is also more broadly examining apparent efforts by the Trump transition team to create a back channel for secret talks between the new administration and the Kremlin. Read More »

Russia's Mi-8 helicopter crashes in Chechnya

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He added that the helicopter presumably belonged to the Border Guard Service. Their bodies were found at the crash site. The search operation is now underway. Interfax news agency reports that Chechen leader Ramzan Kaydrov has confirmed the crash and that he said weather conditions in the area had been "difficult". Read More »

Trump on Russian Interference in 2018: 'We'll Counteract Whatever They Do'

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin "is going to be announcing those within a week", Coats told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee where he testified about worldwide threats. "We haven't been given credit for this but we've actually been working very hard on the '18 election and the '20 election coming up". "You have to be very vigilant". Read More »

Nigeria host FIFA World Cup trophy

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The African songs will be added to the pool of FIFA World Cup global songs together with the official Coca-Cola World Cup anthem Colours done by Jason Derulo. Buhari said he was appreciative of Federation Internationale de Football Association for allowing trophy tour two cities in Nigeria, Abuja and Lagos. Read More »

EU's Tusk says 'we don't want to build a wall' with UK

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That is one of the first tangible signs that banks are starting to act on Brexit contingency plans to keep what the European Union calls passporting rights - the possibility to offer services to all European Union clients via just one local licence. Read More »

Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment

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Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze were convicted for facilitating and financing the blasts during national celebrations in the capital Abuja . Nwabueze was also found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Recall that a dozen people were killed in the bombing at the Eagle Square, Abuja during the Goodluck Jonathan administration. "They are accordingly convicted as charged", Justice Kolawole held. Read More »

NAB court gets two more months to decide graft cases against Sharifs

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Earlier on Wednesday, Sharif, Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd.) Muhammad Safdar appeared in the court for hearing in the Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption references, labelled against Sharif and his family. To which counsel for the NBP president Hashmat Habid pleaded for more time to prepare the case adding there were several obstacles in framing charges and requested to grant some time to read the charges before framing charge-sheet. Read More »

What's next for gun measures at the Florida state legislature

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent prayers but not much else by way of a solution. An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the February 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland. Read More »

Instead Of Thoughts And Prayers, Oregon Passes New Gun Safety Law

More counselors. More books. Smaller class sizes would allow teachers to interact more with their students. More spending on foster youth, English learners, and low-income students, as the law intends. Teachers are meant to teach not be a form of law enforcement. In each of these cases, it was a handgun-a weapon that one can easily hide. My school children were murdered in their classrooms. Read More »

Carson will cancel $31000 dining set

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HUD's Director of Records Management Marcus Smallwood sent an email to Carson - who returned his department's $31,000 furniture last week after news broke his staff misused taxpayer money - accusing the Donald Trump cabinet member of going after his own staff in retaliation to the office decor controversy. Read More »

Adviser to United Arab Emirates cooperating with Mueller

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A former aide to Donald Trump said Monday that he would refuse to comply with special counsel Robert Mueller's subpoena in the Russian Federation probe. "I certainly can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge that he clearly has", Sanders said. The "Morning Joe" host speculated about what caused Nunberg's freaky tirade against the Trump administration, refusal to cooperate with Mueller and crude insults directed at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . Read More »

Big Sky tourney: Lady Griz win opener

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It was the first league tournament victory for second-year Lady Griz coach Shannon Schweyen . "But then it's tough because if you get too many, they can get you in transition". The last 11 minutes our guys got it done on the defensive end, bottom line. "And our guys made some huge shots". After a pair of free throws by Devonte Klines, who led five double-figures scorers for MSU with 16 points, pushed the lead back to 10, Stewart had seven points and two assists during a 12-2 run the squared ... Read More »

Texas Primary Election Results: Twenty-Ninth House District

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In an unexpected move, Cruz chose to attack O'Rourke by name before the polls had even closed. "We've got people calling in, wanting to volunteer", she said. George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner , won a contested primary after he cozied-up to a president who once called his dad, Jeb, a pathetic person. Read More »

Trail Blazers... and Damian Lillard... is the run for real? Or no?

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Lakers: Los Angeles lost at home for the first time since January 5, ending a nine-game winning streak at Staples Center. Portland stretched its Northwest Division lead to 1.5 games over Minnesota and is in third place in the Western Conference standings, one game in front of New Orleans. Read More »