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Easter Monday washout - with a risk of snow

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While the cold weather hasn't stopped, the snow has held off long enough for Torontonians to assume that the worst is finally over. Those attending Easter morning church services will need to dress warm in winter jackets; brace for temperatures in the 30s. Read More »

NWS: Scattered showers, thunderstorms possible on Peninsula Friday

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A high wind watch for Jefferson County starts Saturday evening and lasts through Sunday morning. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Tonight - Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Latest model runs show a moisture stream impacting the west coast and will result in light to moderate rain for Thursday and beyond. Read More »

Texas Woman Gets 5 Years in Prison for Voting While on Probation

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She was still on community supervision at the time of the election - but no one, including her probation officer, St. John said, ever told her that being a felon on supervision meant she couldn't vote under Texas law. As for Mason, "I don't think I'll ever vote again", she told the Star-Telegram after being indicted previous year. "I was happy enough to come home and see my daughter graduate", she told the court. Read More »

Way of the Cross to highlight Good Friday in HdG

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The death of Jesus is connected to, and remembered on, Good Friday , with Easter falling on the following Sunday - the day in which Jesus rose from the grave. Wednesday - This view is based on there being two Sabbaths that week. In cities across Spain there are hundreds of processions featuring hooded figures during Holy Week . Read More »

Trump says could 'hold up' Korea trade deal for NK issue

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Still, Moon's office, which abhors the prospect of military action against the North, says negotiations are the only realistic approach. "But we'll probably hold that deal up for a little while, see how it all plays out", Trump said. Speaking on infrastructure in Ohio, Trump highlighted the recently completed renegotiation of the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement. Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE): "South Korea is home to some of Nebraska's best customers and investors...." Trump had called the ... Read More »

Bihar: Clash erupts in Nawada over vandalised idol

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RJD supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav after being brought to Delhi for treatment at AIIMS on Thursday had said that "Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is now finished". On Thursday, almost 50 people, including two local BJP workers, were held in Samastipur and Nalanda districts in links with communal clashes that erupted there in the last couple of days as India T.V. Read More »

Cooler temperatures and scattered rain today

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Preliminary looking ahead , NEXT weekend looks to be cooler with possibly a few mornings dipping to the low 30s. However, rainfall amounts will again remain on the light side, which has been a common theme over the last few days. Friday night will be clear nearly calm and cool with a low of 61. Saturday looks attractive and mild with highs in the mid-upper 50s and lots of sunshine. Read More »

Political row ahead of protest at killing of Jewish Woman in Paris

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The leaders of several political parties joined the march for Mireille Knoll, whose partly burned body was found in her Paris home at the weekend. In July 1942 the young Mireille managed to flee Nazi-occupied Paris with her mother, before the Vel d'Hiv mass round-up of 13,000 Jews, and cross the border into Portugal on a Brazilian passport obtained by her father. Read More »

Holy Week reflection: The first Good Friday withstands the test of time

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Good Friday and Easter are closely linked together. Sin and death were made fools of by the victory that was had over them by the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima on Friday joined his fellow christians in participating in Way of the Cross, marking the suffering that Jesus Christ went on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. Read More »

China's 'Jack The Ripper' sentenced to death for rape and murder

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Some victims had their reproductive organs removed, the Beijing Youth Daily said when Gao was arrested in 2016. His youngest victim was just eight; he is reported to have followed her home, raped her, strangled her to death, left her in her bedroom closet, where she was found by her mum. Read More »

Gefilte fish and its role in the Passover Seder

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It is symbolic of the Israelites covering the lintels of their doors with lamb's blood so the angel of death would pass over their homes . So Christians are sort of using a form of matzah throughout the year and celebrating a little Passover every Sunday, in one sense. Read More »

Esty Apologizes For Mishandling Of Sexual Harassment In Her Office

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Esty learned of the threat within days, but did not immediately fire Baker, even after Kain provided evidence that he had physically and verbally abused her in Esty's office, according to The Post . Now that the news was reported, Esty issued an apology. The gun-control group dismissed him this week after he was contacted by reporters. His spokesman denied numerous allegations. Read More »

BJP president Amit Shah to tour old Mysuru region today

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According to News9, Yeddyurappa was "caught drowsing during Amit Shah's speech at Rajendra Kalamandir in Mysuru ". "PM Narendra Modi will not do anything for Dalits, poor and the backward classes". He tweeted, "Gifted to us by the BJP president, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start". Speaking to reporters in Davanagere in Karnataka, Shah said, "A former Supreme Court judge recently said that Yeddyurappa government should get the number one award for corruption". Read More »

Guterres warns another cold war as tension rises b/w US, Russia

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United Nations chief has said that he is "really very concerned" to the world heading to a time reminiscent of the Cold war era in the wake of the tensions between USA and Russian Federation and called for putting precautions in place to guarantee effective communication and prevent escalation. Read More »

Stormy Daniels seeking Trump's answers under oath

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He says the hush agreement was made for the "purpose of influencing" the result of the 2016 election by preventing Clifford from sharing her account just before the election. The exchange, Avenatti said, "was incredulous". The interview prompted a flurry of new legal action, with a lawyer for Cohen demanding that Daniels publicly apologize to his client for suggesting Cohen was involved in her intimidation. Read More »

Irish abortion referendum confirmed for 25 May

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Simon Harris, Minister for Health , said it was crucial there was a high voter turnout for this. Abortion was not legal before the 8th amendment , but the laws were ambiguous and ignited debate in the 1970s and 80s, as religious leaders led a campaign to clamp down on the liberalization of Irish society. Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot tops $500 mln for only fourth time

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Powerball holds the record with a $1.586 billion payout in 2016. Two tickets, one sold in IL and another in New Jersey, matched the five white balls to win $1 million each. Mega Millions is played in Texas, 43 other states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There's always talk about the awful odds and "money better spent"... Read More »

Turkey rejects France offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

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Accompanied by his special chief of staff, Admiral Roger, Macron announced that he would send French Special Forces to Manbij in coordination with the U.S., another report by Le Parisien said. "Instead of taking steps, which could be construed as legitimizing terrorist organizations, the countries we consider friends and allies must take a clear stand against all forms of terrorism". Read More »

Congress Of Maharashtra Accuses Fadnavis' Govt Of 'Tea Scam' After 'Rat Scam'

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Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam wrote to Fadnavis today, saying that the information obtained under Right to Information and the government's clarification do not match. It means that on an average, a whopping 18,591 cups of tea are served in CMO daily. On the other hand, Fadnavis has clearly taken this a bit too far with the massive and unnecessary expense incurred on serving tea in his office. Read More »

Shelling kills Palestinian in Gaza as border protest starts

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The Israeli military said the tank fire came after "two suspects approached the security fence. and began operating suspiciously". The Israeli military says Palestinians rolled burning tires and threw stones at Israeli forces on Friday who then retaliated with tear gas and fire at "main instigators". Read More »

Dozens Killed, Injured in Bus Crash in Turkey

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Three other village guards and four soldiers were wounded while they were providing safety during road construction, the Siirt governor's office said in a statement. Conflict in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey generally escalates as spring arrives in the mountainous region. The conflict intensified after a ceasefire collapsed in 2015. Read More »

Ex-teacher who fled with teen wants to change plea

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In the motion filing obtained by WKRC , a public defender for Cummins writes that the suspect is requesting to change his plea "after case review, consultation, and personal reflection". An Amber Alert also was issued in Alabama after authorities placed Cummins in Decatur later that day. Cummins still faces state charges of kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. Read More »

More drama as Lehmann quits as Aussie coach

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Warner and Smith have also been banned from taking part in this year's Indian Premier League. An exhausted and emotional Lehmann fronted media late last night Australian time to confirm his resignation, citing the fact that his family has been subject to rampant abuse in the days following the now-infamous incident. Read More »

Jackson and Olding suspension continues pending IRFU review

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It was alleged Jackson and Olding raped a 21-year-old student at a house party at Jackson's house on the night of the 28 June, 2016. The comments have since been removed from the site. It reports that thousands took to the streets in "fury" following the not-guilty verdict . The spokesman said the investigation was ongoing and two files had been forwarded to the Public Prosecutions Service for consideration. Read More »

Moscow 'forced' to expel United States diplomats

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Asked if the summit was still on the table, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday that Russian Federation is "certainly" open to it and that it depends on whether the US still wants a meeting, too. He said he hoped states that expelled Russian diplomats would look hard at the information which Britain says is evidence of Russia's involvement in the poisoning. Read More »

What is open and what is closed this Easter weekend in Saskatoon

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Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m. City of Mississauga offices are closed for Good Friday and MiWay, the city's transit service, will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. Resurrection Sunday will include a 9:30 a.m. breakfast and a 10:30 a.m. service. Breakfast will be served following the cantata at 7:45 a.m. Easter service on Sunday will be followed by an Easter egg hunt and egg drop from a fire department ladder truck. Read More »

Teacher in hospital after being clobbered by angry parent for disciplining student

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Detectives obtained evidence of sexually themed text messages between Goline and the students, which was entered into court records related to the case, according to Arkansas Online . The incident that happened on the 28 of March left the teacher of Kipsale Primary School, Bernard Kiprono, 29, profusely bleeding on the forehead following a deep cut inflicted by a rungu . Read More »

Kansas regulators seek to take over 15 nursing homes

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All of the care homes are operated under a variant of the name "Care and Rehabilitation Center" and are owned by a company called Skyline Health Care. She said that Cottonwood specialized in real estate investments, not nursing home management. Skyline's corporate Web site appeared to be deactivated and company officials could not be reached for comment. Read More »

France's Macron meets with Syrian delegation in Paris

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France does not anticipate any new military operations in northern Syria beyond global coalition activities against Daesh, French media reported Friday, citing a presidential source. have given the militia weapons and training to support its battle against IS. During Thursday's talks, Macron acknowledged the "role of the SDF in the fight against Daesh", the Elysee said using an Arabic acronym for IS. Read More »

Israeli soldiers shoot, injure Palestinian at Gaza border

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Eizenkot said reinforcements, including more than 100 special forces snipers, had been deployed to the Gaza frontier and the army was prepared for all scenarios. The exercise was seen by some as an attempt by Hamas to cement its control over Gaza . Beginning tomorrow, Hamas hopes it can mobilise large crowds to set up tent camps near the border. Read More »