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White Baton Rouge policeman fired over shooting of black man

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While neither officer will face criminal charges, both will suffer professionally. The second officer involved in the confrontation, Howie Lake, was suspended for three days for violating the command of temper standard. Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges previous year. The two officers had separate disciplinary hearings Thursday night. One of them appeared to yell, "He's got a gun!" before shots rang out. Read More »

France offers to mediate between Turkey, Syrian Kurds

Macron expressed the hope that "a dialogue can be established between the SDF and Turkey with help from France and the global community", the statement said. United States forces have an outpost in Manbij, under the control of the Kurdish-backed Manbij Military Council. Earlier in the month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that there were 20 USA bases in Syria and questioned their presence, alleging Western support for the Kurds were actions leading up to an attack on his country ... Read More »

Gloria Allred No Longer Representing Apprentice Contestant Who Accused Trump of Groping

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AP noted that most of the legal work for Zervos' lawsuit was handled by NY attorney Mariann Wang . "Our firm has withdrawn from Summer Zervos's case", Allred said in a statement . Wang made oral arguments on Zervos's behalf in a Manhattan courtroom in December. Zervos alleges she went to Trump for career advice after being cut from the show and that Trump kissed her twice on the lips during a lunch meeting in his New York City office and also kissed her "very aggressively and ... Read More »

Russian Federation test-launches new 'Satan 2' ballistic missile

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The RS-28 Sarmat is created to replace the Soviet-era Voevoda ICBM, known by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation designation SS-18 Satan. "The Strategic Missile Forces checked scheme and constructive, as well as technological solutions implemented in the missile complex equipped with the ICBM", Russia's Defense Ministry said. Read More »

Alberta Mountie wounded, man wanted in Calgary homicide killed

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Sources confirm the injured officer was grazed by a bullet. On Sunday, March 25, the body of 22-year-old Nadia El-Dib was located in the backyard of a home in the community of Marlborough Park in northeast Calgary. The RCMP says the man managed to get around tire spikes until the tactic succeeded at Nojack, about 35 kilometres west of where the chase began at about 5:15 p.m. Read More »

India, Pak 'mutually' agree to resolve issue of harassment of envoys

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While Indian diplomats can still live without the membership of elite Islamabad Club - Pakistan interior ministry is yet to approve Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's membership - India is not willing to brook any obstruction in the ongoing work for a residential complex for Indian staff in Islamabad. Read More »

Many 'unknowns' in SUV cliff plunge that killed family of 8

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Investigators can calculate the SUV's speed based on where it landed and the height of the drop. The Hart Tribe, as they were known, also took spontaneous road trips to hike or camp, and friends thought they may have been on one of those adventures when their SUV plunged off a scenic California highway. Read More »

Trump Threatens to Hold up KORUS Trade Deal until N. Korea Talks

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We'll transform your roads and bridges from a source of endless frustration into a source of absolutely incredible promise and pride. In the days after she told her story Sunday night on "60 Minutes", Trump went dark . One topic, however, that did not come up: Porn actress Stormy Daniels' accusations she was threatened and later paid to remain quiet about a 2006 consensual sexual encounter with Trump. Read More »

Hull From 18th Century Sailing Ship Washes Up On Florida Beach

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Turner reportedly first thought the wreckage from the ship, that now has an undetermined origin, was a fence, especially since several other pieces of the ship washed ashore several yards away from the main hull. "One thing I can tell is that it would've been a pretty sizable ship". It will now be up to the state to decide what to do with the wreckage. "Taking lots of notes, doing drawings, mapping it out", the museum's Tonya Creamer told the station. Read More »

Illegal gold miners invade Grace Mugabe's farm

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Grace was shocked on Thursday when she visited the farm to find the illegal miners, who didn't come to tend her farm, but to explore for gold ore. The military moved against Mugabe after he sacked his then-deputy and heir-apparent, Emmerson Mnangagwa, seemingly fearing the nonagenarian was grooming his wife Grace to succeed him as president. Read More »

Donald Trump warns he may freeze SKorea trade deal for NKorea talks

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It was unclear what leverage Trump believed he could gain in the North Korea talks by delaying the deal with the South. When Donald Trump was running for president, he pledged (threatened?) to run the country like he ran his eponymous business empire , which saw him file for multiple bankruptcies, repeatedly stiff contractors , and launch at least one scam university created to prey on the vulnerable and economically downtrodden. Read More »

Czechs Extradite Alleged Russian Hacker Nikulin To US

He faces three counts of computer intrusion, two counts of causing damage to a protected computer, two counts of aggravated identity theft , one count of trafficking, and one count of conspiracy. and Russian Federation. Nikulin was arrested in Prague in October 2016. "So the extradition claim is very legitimate", he said. Nikulin denies all the charges. Read More »

Russian Federation expels one Irish diplomat in retaliatory move

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Earlier this week, more than two dozen countries expelled Russian diplomats in solidarity with the UK. The US had ordered a similar number of diplomats from Russia to leave and the closure of one of the Russian consulates. "This kind of decision is totally unwarranted, uncalled for, senseless and regrettable", he said. Other nations to have diplomats axed included the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Poland and Lithuania. Read More »

Nepal PM Oli to address nation from district bordering China

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During the visit, Mr. Oli will call on the President and the Vice President, and will hold talks with Prime Minister Modi, according to a statement by Ministry of External Affairs here on Friday. At the meeting, Oli said independent foreign policy and balanced conduct of relations would be the hallmarks of Nepal's external engagements. "India and Nepal enjoy age-old, special ties of friendship and cooperation". Read More »

China warns it will 'fight to the end' in a trade war

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Trade with the United States , valued at about 580 billion USA dollars, accounted for 14.1 percent of China's total foreign trade. Despite worldwide objections, the US government also made a decision to impose a 25-percent tariff on steel imports and a 10-percent tariff on aluminum, with tariffs on imports from countries including China. Read More »

U.S. ambassador to Israel sends clear message of threat to President Abbas

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It is for the Palestinian people to choose its leadership". "There is no doubt that Mr. Friedman's behavior and statements are irresponsible and exclusively guided to advance Israeli colonialism, an enterprise that he has been personally committed to as one of its funders", charged Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the PLO's Executive Committee and chief negotiator with Israel. Read More »

Kilkenny deaths for Holy Thursday - March 29

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He leaves five children (and their spouses), Robert, Jr. and Nadia West of Glastonbury, Barbara and Stephen Renals of Vernon, Timothy and Genia West of Buford, GA, Debra Wolicka of Rocky Hill, and Sandra Slingo of Ellington; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; his brother, Richard West of California; and numerous extended family members and friends. Read More »

Ashok Gehlot appointed as Congress general secretary ahead of Rajasthan polls

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Dwivedi was also part of a four-member committee that Sonia Gandhi, as then Congress president, had constituted to run the party in her absence, while she was undergoing treatment overseas. "Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Jitendra Singh, ex-union minister as AICC in charge of Odisha, in place of B K Hariprasad", said a second statement. Read More »

Irked Trump Reportedly Warned Putin: We'd Win The Arms Race

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Two White House officials told the outlet that in a discussion with Putin last week, Trump threatened him, saying, "If you want to have an arms race we can do that, but I'll win". Trump has long taken a soft stance on Russian Federation, and he told reporters last week he would "probably" meet with Putin in the coming weeks, a move that caught advisers by surprise . Read More »

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 »