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President Trump Must Face Accusations of 'Apprentice' Contestant

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Zervos says Trump's conduct occurred after she was a contestant. Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter ruled Tuesday that Summer Zervos' lawsuit can proceed. McDougal said American Media paid her $150,000 in 2016 for the rights to her story that she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007 and then never published it. Read More »

North 'agrees' to hold high-level talks with South Korea

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Seoul had proposed the talks using a border communication channel, according to Yonhap news agency. Only U.S. and South Korean officials have said Kim Jong Un plans to meet with President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in by May. Read More »

Storm puts California towns at risk of slides

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So far more than 60,000 residents of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties have been asked or ordered to leave their homes since the rains began. In northern California , heavy rains caused a small dam on the Moccasin Reservoir, east of San Francisco, to overflow, prompting the National Weather Service to warn that the structure was in danger of imminent collapse. Read More »

Turkish forces raise flags in Afrin and declare victory over Kurds

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Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters allied with Ankara had advanced Sunday into Afrin after a almost two-month-long campaign. The fighting for the Kurdish corridor in Syria has led 150,000 to flee over the last three days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read More »

California Police Shoot Dead Unarmed Black Man in His Own Backyard

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The Kings eventually made a decision to start playing even though many fans were blocked from entering, leaving the arena mostly empty during the game. "The bottom line is we have a young African-American man with a cellphone being shot dead by police". The two officers have since been placed on paid administrative leave amid a use of force investigation. Read More »

NYC Firefighter Killed In Huge Fire On Set Of Edward Norton Movie

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Michael Davidson , 37, was a 15-year veteran of the FDNY , a husband, and a father of four. The fire began around 11 p.m.in an unoccupied residential building that was being used for filming, according to THR . "It looked like, essentially it looked like a volcano", said Scott Raynor. "This is insane, this fire". According to the FDNY , he is the 1,150th NY firefighter to die in the line of duty. Read More »

What You Should Know About Next National Security Adviser John Bolton

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Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, said Bolton is the "wrong choice" for national security adviser , given his "disturbing and bellicose record of choosing confrontation rather than dialogue, politicizing intelligence to fit his worldview, and aggressively undermining treaties and negotiations created to reduce weapons-related security threats". Read More »

Calls in US, UK to probe Facebook, data firm

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In an interview that aired later on CNN , Zuckerberg apologised for the situation and vowed that Facebook will do better to protect user privacy . "We are doing a set of things to restrict the amount of access that developers can get going forward, but the other [thing] is that we need to make sure that there aren't any other Cambridge Analyticas out there, or folks who have improperly accessed data", Zuckerberg said. Read More »

Czechs consider expelling Russian diplomats, following Britain

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Mr Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia , were extremely ill when they were discovered on the park bench in The Maltings shopping centre, in Salisbury, on 4 March. The Kremlin has angrily rejected Britain's claims and Russian officials have offered numerous alternative explanations, including that London directed the attack itself or that Washington may have been involved. Read More »

England on mind, Virat Kohli to skip Afghan Test for Surrey stint

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It is learnt that India captain Virat Kohli's sole focus is on the five Test series against England and he is ready to miss the one off Test against Afghanistan starting 14 June as he will be busy with his county stint. He too tweeted, " Virat Kohli has made a strong statement of intent about the England tour where he has unfinished business by opting to play county cricket". Read More »

Salisbury poisoning officer discharged from hospital

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Mr Skripal and Yulia are said to still be in a "critical but stable condition" in intensive care while Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who was also injured by the nerve agent, is no longer critical. "I wish him and his family well as he recovers from this appalling incident". The British government has accused Russian Federation of being responsible for the attack - either by directly ordering the attack, or through having "lost control" of Soviet Union developed nerve agents known as ... Read More »

Classrooms equipped with buckets of rocks to stone shooters

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In at least one school district, in Redmond, Washington, ALICE training also involved guidance for children to distract an intruder. "Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket full of river stone". A student who liked the plan said "anything helps, rocks are better than books and pencils". Another parent supported the plan, arguing "we have to get creative". Read More »

EU Leaders: Highly Likely' Russia Behind Attack

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EU leaders discussed their response to the Salisbury poisoning over a European council summit dinner in Brussels. "The prospect of a cliff-edge at the end of December 2020 looms large, because most people who know anything about worldwide trade think it is unlikely, if not impossible, that we see a trade deal negotiated and ratified between now and the end of December 2020", Menon said. Read More »

Zuckerberg's response doesn't cut it, say Facebook critics

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They are in communication with Facebook and Zuckerberg to set the date and time for the hearing soon, Associated Press reported. The news comes after Isba publicly called for Facebook to urgently get its house in order, recommending complete transparency of its data sharing safety measures under threat of a full-blown advertiser boycott. Read More »

U.S. busts 'massive' Iranian hacking scheme

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As for the 37 state email accounts, officials say they did not contain confidential information, and the state's computer systems where confidential information is stored was never breached. CLARIFICATION: The case is the second time the U.S. Justice Department has indicted hackers who conducted intrusions of behalf of the Iranian government . Read More »

Winter Storm expected to just miss western Wisconsin

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Winter weather advisories have now been issued from parts of IN and Kentucky to western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, according to The Weather Channel . Southeast Minnesota is also expected to be impacted by the storm with accumulations of 4-8 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Four Tahoe-area ski resorts - Kirkwood, Northstar, Heavenly and Diamond Peak in Nevada - reported more than a foot of snow over the last 24 hours. Read More »

Zell Miller, Former Georgia Governor and Senator, Dies at 86

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Bush. Miller's stubborn independence could put him at odds with fellow Democrats. "Among all of his many accomplishments, his impact on diversifying the Georgia judiciary is one of his greatest legacies". I made it because Harry Truman fought for working families like mine. "He was tough as nails". Beginning in 1975, Miller spent 16 years as lieutenant governor under George Busbee and Joe Frank Harris, serving in that post longer than anyone else in Georgia history. Read More »

First rebels leave Syria enclave under Russian-brokered deal

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Syrian state media said the buses carried 1580 people, including 413 rebel fighters given safe passage to northwestern Syria . Meanwhile, the War Media said a total of 3,500 kidnapped people are expected to be released from the rebel-held Douma district in Eastern Ghouta on Friday night. Read More »

US Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, sends it to Donald Trump

After threatening to veto the big omnibus spending bill and after railing against it moments before as a "ridiculous situation", President Trump confirmed to reporters that he has signed the $1.3 trillion spending package . As to the name of the preserve? As he took to the podium in the Diplomatic Room he called it a "ridiculous situation". "But what this bill is ultimately about, what we've fought for for so long, is finally giving our military the tools and the resources it needs to ... Read More »

Pennsylvania School District Supplies Classrooms With Rocks To Combat School Shooters

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Kenneth Trump, president of the Cleveland-based National School Safety and Security Services, a K-12 security consulting firm, calls the idea illogical and irrational and said it could possibly cost lives. He said the use of the river stones is "one more step to make them feel safer". "Anything helps; rocks are better than books and pencils". According to The Hill , school safety procedures have been under the spotlight in the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ... Read More »

Owen Smith sacked after calling for second Brexit referendum

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Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said Mr Smith could not sit on Labour's frontbench while advancing a position against party policy. He tweeted: "Those views are shared by Labour members and supporters and I will continue to speak up for them, and in the interest of our country". Read More »

Desire peaceful relations with India

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Floats depicting the culture of different regions will also be displayed on the occasion. Zheng Mengwei, a researcher with the CAS Institute of Optics and Electronics in Chengdu, Sichuan province, confirmed to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post that Pakistan had bought a highly sophisticated, large-scale optical tracking and measurement system from China. Read More »

Sacramento Kings Game Delayed by Black Lives Matter Protesters

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Sacramento demonstrators shouting "Shut it down" disrupted rush-hour traffic on Thursday night and blocked thousands of National Basketball Association fans from entering the Sacramento Kings arena to protest the killing of Stephon Clark, who was shot in his family's home on Sunday after police wrongly assumed he was armed with a gun. Read More »

Gunman shot dead in France after killing 3 in supermarket, car attacks

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At least three people were killed in a series of incidents in southwestern France . One officer was hit in the shoulder, but the injury was not serious, Lefebvre said . Another witness, an employee of the supermarket's butchery identified only by his first name Jacky, told Europe 1 radio he "heard people shouting and big 'boom'". Read More »

After Trump Tariffs Hit, China 'Not Afraid' To Fight Trade War

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China hit back at President Donald Trump's trade tariffs on Friday with its own list of 128 USA products, worth $3 billion, as retaliation targets, according to a statement on the Chinese Ministry of Commerce website . The danger is that Trump actually believes his own bombastic rhetoric about winning a trade war - that the time for talking is past, that China's promises are worthless, and that the administration will keep raising taxes on U.S. Read More »

U.S. president signs spending bill

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A veto would have resulted in a government shutdown at midnight. Lashing out on Twitter , he complained that the bill failed to fully fund his border wall with Mexico , or settle the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Read More »

Communist Party aims for more 'unity of thought' in state media

Maya Wang, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch, also said that religious minorities have much to fear from the developments. A Chinese state-run newspaper reported on Thursday that the country should prepare for military action with Taiwan and pressure the USA over cooperation on North Korea. Read More »

Final Budget Bill Fails to Include Protection for Recreational Marijuana

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This move created uncertainty in states where marijuana is legal for adults, but passage of the spending bill ensures that medical marijuana programs will still be protected for the remainder of the fiscal year. "Let's take advantage of this moment to engage in deep and meaningful discussion in committee". Tuesday's question for Cook County voters asked if IL should legalize "the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for ... Read More »

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/23/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Bucks went to 38-34 and the Bulls fell to 24-48. Bucks: The 3-point and paint areas have been the root of their problems on defense of late. Parker played 30 minutes last game we expected him to see 30-34 tonight which confirms him as a lock in our lines alongside Middleton. Their offense was woeful to begin the season, primarily due to the absence of their key players. Read More »

Lingard Seals England Win In Amsterdam

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England ended a 22-year win drought against the Netherlands thanks to Jesse Lingard's strike for a 1-0 triumph after a performance of composure and quality in a friendly on Friday. England were the brighter side in the first half and skipper Jordan Henderson flicked a header wide, with Raheem Sterling prevented from being put through by Lingard's smart ball by charging Holland goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet. Read More »

European Union deplores U.S. tactics in negotiating tariffs

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for discussion. The prime minister dropped plans to fly home from the European Council summit in Brussels overnight in order to stay on for discussions on the development with fellow EU leaders. commerce Wilbur Ross in Washington to try and secure an exemption. "We still have the threat of escalating global trade conflict". Briefing EU ambassadors and the European Parliament on Thursday morning, she had indicated there was a greater willingness to find a ... Read More »

All-New Toyota Corolla Hatchback Breaks Cover With New Name

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When Toyota showed off the new European-market Auris hatchback earlier this month, we had a feeling the vehicle previewed the next-generation Corolla iM , but we couldn't be sure. The CVT's belt is tuned for higher gear ratios and its angle is narrowed for 20% faster shift speeds. If unintentional lane deviation is detected, the system alerts the driver with audible and visual warnings. Read More »

First Alert Forecast: trending drier and chilly to end the week

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Snow tapered off Wednesday night , leaving varying amounts around the region, but National Weather Service meteorologists warn not to put boots and snow shovels away just yet. "There we can see.25" to almost 1" of rain. With warmer temperatures coming before the month ends, it is looking unlikely that the cold we have seen will break any records. Read More »