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Rauner Plans To Veto Gun Dealer Licensing Legislation

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The legislation, which passed the General Assembly last month, would require all gun dealers in IL to obtain licenses from the state. Harmon says he'll try to override the governor's veto, but he'll need support from senators who previously voted no. Read More »

Shiv Sena leader questions Narayan Rane's Rajya Sabha nomination

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Ruling out support to B.M. Farooq of the JD (S) for the third Rajya Sabha seat from the State, the Congress has chose to field AICC Spokesperson Syed Naseer Hussain, former Chairman of KUWS&DB G.C. Among the seven nominations accepted was BJP's dummy candidate Rajnikant Patel . From the BJP, nomination papers of Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Parshottam Rupala and Kiritsinh Rana were accepted. Read More »

Princess Eugenie Makes Instagram Debut

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It seems however that the rules might be more like guidelines, as a member of the British monarchy created their own personal Instagram account just this week, becoming the first royal family member ever to be active on the platform. The Duke of York official Twitter account posted on March 8 , " Princess Eugenie has joined Instagram!" One is a candid photographer of her and her fiancé from their engagement photoshoot. Read More »

PM Trudeau talks steel and doughnuts in Hamilton

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President Donald Trump provided temporary relief on steel imports. President Donald Trump urged the quick completion of the NAFTA negotiations in a phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, amid indications the USA wants a deal wrapped up this spring. Read More »

Liberman to Netanyahu: No need to initiate early elections

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During remarks at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said his discussions with United States President Donald Trump and other officials in Washington last week focused mainly on Iran. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon is meanwhile insisting that the budget be approved before the end of this week. A compromise has been seeking to balance those divergent interests. Read More »

Shoe memorial held for victims of gun violence

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The shoes will be donated when the monument is dismantled. The event mirrors a similar display the group put on following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris ahead of the Global Climate Summit. More than 2,500 walkouts are scheduled across the country, according to the organizer's website. "When students protest at schools, our school staff will respond appropriately and allow our students to be heard", said Robert Runcie, superintendent for public schools for Broward County, Florida, ... Read More »

Heavy rain and snow on the way this week

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The national weather service said "blizzard conditions" are possible. Winds could gust as high as 21 miles per hour. Wednesday will be partly sunny with a high of 39 and a low of 26. There is an 80 percent chance of rain. The high will be near 53. We do have rain chances on Sunday as temps stay mild again near 50 degrees. Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 65. Read More »

Tuesday's nor'easter to bring heavy snow, gusty winds

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The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for much of the MA coast and a winter storm warning for most of New England . Hayden Frank, National Weather Service spokesman, said to also expect strong winds . Whiteout conditions could make travel unsafe. The region has already been hammered by two major nor'easters in March . "And because generators burn fuel, they produce harmful exhaust including carbon monoxide, so they should never be run indoors and should be ... Read More »

Mufti removes J & K PDP Leader Haseeb Drabu From Cabinet

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A BJP leader in New Delhi, however, termed Chief Minister Mufti's decision to sack her finance minister as a "setback" to the alliance as it could widen the gap between the two parties. Drabu, he said, was often the bridge between the Jammu and Kashmir government and the Centre over a host of issues. "I will not make a sales pitch here nor will I ask you for investments". Read More »

Cyclone alert for Kerala coast: Heavy rain, strong winds likely

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With a depression over Southeast Arabian sea likely to intensify in the next 48 hours, Kerala government on Tuesday issued a fresh alert and directed officials to be prepared to face any emergency. Meanwhile, the state's chief secretary Paul Antony met senior officers of various departments to review preparations. The agency warned fishermen and residents against venturing into the sea off the coasts southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts and the equatorial Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mannar, and ... Read More »

Bidhya Devi Bhandari contests for second term

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As Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal and other fringe parties also deciding to support Bhandari, she could easily garner 26,921 votes for her re-election.An electoral college, including members of parliament and provincial assemblies, will vote in the election. Read More »

Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Convicted On Corruption Charges

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Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. Percoco has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy and guilty on one count of solicitation of a bribe. "Albany stays on trial", said Blair Horner, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group. At one point, the key prosecution witness, a long-time lobbyist and supposed bribe-intermediary named Todd Howe, was arrested for credit card fraud , almost blowing up the whole case against Percoco. Read More »

Probation in Body Fluids Case at Hartford

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Brochu will have to perform 200 hours of community service - including 50 at a literacy organization in Greater Hartford and 50 at a social services group. Brochu's lawyer, Thomas Stevens , apologized on her behalf and said Brochu had wanted to apologize and express her regret sooner but that he directed her not to out of concern over possible civil litigation. Read More »

Theni Forest Fire: How Women's Day special expedition turned into a tragedy

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In his condolence message, he said "my Heart is filled with grief at the untimely end that has befallen 10 members of a trekking group in the Kurankani hills of Theni district". Chennai: A total of 27 people who got trapped in a fire in Kurangani hills, Theni district, have been rescued, according to the Tamil Nadu government. Read More »

Iraq lifts ban on intl flights to Kurdistan airports

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At a joint press conference with KRG Finance Minister Rebaz Hamlan, Iraqi Central Bank Governor Ali Mohsen al-Alaq said the KRG had voluntarily surrendered its right to operate, regulate and supervise local banks to the central government in Baghdad. Read More »

US House Speaker Ryan denounces Trump metals tariffs

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Trump fantasized about running against television personality and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey in the 2020 presidential election, floated the idea of reaching peace with North Korea and promoted his new tariffs. These Republicans and business groups understand that Trump is putting at risk an economy that had been humming along. The tariffs will cause significant harm to industries that rely on imported steel and aluminum. Read More »

Senator Jeff Flake calls for Trump to face 2020 primary challenge

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Flake , perhaps the party's staunchest Trump critic, who has declined to run for reelection in 2018. He also has said he thought Trump should be challenged, but the twist Sunday was that he agreed with Todd's question that such a challenger should be somebody "who espouses your (Flake's) views". Read More »

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz

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A Broward County grand jury last week indicted the 19-year-old gunman on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. Cruz is set to be formally arraigned on Wednesday. Cruz's attorneys have said he would plead guilty if the death penalty was not pursued in the Valentine's Day massacre. Read More »

EU And UK In Another Spat Over Expat Rights

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Mr Juncker was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg when he mentioned the 29 March 2019 Brexit deadline, which was greeted with cheers by Ukip MEPs. He recently said in an interview that "sceptics" to such a deal were wrong, and that it would be "in our mutual interest" to establish a free trade agreement when Britain leaves the European Union next year. Read More »

Deal struck in university pensions row

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However, a meeting of union officials from branches nationwide resigned itself to reject the deal on the table, amid strong opposition from its members. USS members are now down to be on strike for all of this week over UUK's original proposals for pension reforms, which UCU says would leave the typical lecturer £10,000 worse off every year in retirement. Read More »

Gang member shot dead in court after he rushes witness stand

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Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune Family, friends, and supporters of Siale Angilau , who was shot and killed in the Salt Lake City federal courthouse, gather for the Justice4Siale Vigil on the courthouse plaza in Salt Lake City , Utah, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Read More »

China unveils shake-up of bank regulation to rein in credit spree

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The new regulator will be capable of "holding the bottom line to prevent systematic financial risk", the parliament document says. Divided between China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and the China Insurance Regulatory Commission ( CIRC ), regulators now oversee different parts of China's complex financial sector, and no single regulator has a complete picture of capital movements in the system. Read More »

In Myanmar, "Facebook has now turned into a beast", United Nations investigators say

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Lee, who was banned from Myanmar past year after it claimed a previous report by her was biased and unfair, said she had seen evidence that Myanmar's military was continuing to target the Rohingya , razing their villages. Myanmar's national security adviser demanded " clear evidence ". "It has ... substantively contributed to the level of acrimony and dissention and conflict, if you will, within the public". Read More »

Trump fires his personal assistant, John McEntee, then Trump campaign hires him

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Senior administration officals told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that McEntee was escorted out of the White House on Monday. McEntee was subsequently hired as a senior advisor on Trump's reelection campaign. McEntee's role was described as "body man", always staying by Trump's side. White House personal aide to the President John McEntee (L) and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino leave the White House with U.S. Read More »

SC upholds barring of foreign law firms from practicing in India

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The ruling partially upheld a 2012 Madras High Court ruling that foreign law firms or foreign lawyers can not practise the profession of law in India either on the litigation or non-litigation side unless they fulfil the requirements of The Advocates Act, 1961 and the rules of The Bar Council of India (BCI). Read More »

Trump Chose Pompeo as Kindred Spirit to Take Over US Diplomacy

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President Trump is saying the opposite. "I didn't discuss it very much with with him, honestly", Trump said leaving the White House Tuesday morning for California. A top State Department official said Trump never explained to Tillerson the reason why he was sacked. Early in 2018, Trump said on Twitter that Mr Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea.Tillerson had joined Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in pressing a sceptical Mr Trump to stick with the agreement ... Read More »