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The Hill: Trump May Ask Senate to Go Nuclear on Confirmations

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He also said that he is "waiting for approval of nearly 300 nominations, worst in history". But this week, Trump worked with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to help prevent a controversial candidate from winning the Republican Senate nomination in West Virginia. Read More »

De Blasio promises 'overhaul' of marijuana enforcement in NYC

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Recognizing the racial disparities inherent in enforcement and negative collateral consequences for those charged, Vance has advocated for the statutory decriminalization of marijuana possession since 2012. "I believe that low-level marijuana cases should be responded to with summonses rather than arrests", he said in a statement . De Blasio said he'd leave the changes up to the NYPD. Read More »

Groups expected to announce suit against Iowa abortion law

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On the day earlier this month Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a restrictive "fetal heartbeat" bill into law, abortion rights advocates vowed they would see her in court to challenge the changes. Tuesday's lawsuit comes as little surprise. When she signed the bill into law, Reynolds acknowledged that it would likely start a court battle. "I am not going to back down from who I am or what I believe in". Read More »

Scottish government poised to reject EU Withdrawal Bill

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Scotland's government wants those powers to be under Scottish control, while the British government argues they should reside in London, at least initially. With First Minister Nicola Sturgeon due to consider the issue of a possible second independence referendum this autumn, Westminster been seen as "ignoring" Holyrood could impact on her thinking. Read More »

U.S. ambassador tilts Nord Stream-2 amid 'problematic Russian influence

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Konrad Szymanski argues that as a result of implementation of the Nord Stream project 2 the losses incurred by both the European Union and Ukraine, and would benefit only Russian Federation. According to him, the gas pipeline is a source of concern both in the United States and among European countries. The Deputy head of Polish diplomacy also a lot of attention in article is paid to Ukraine and discussed the issues of gas transit through that country after the construction of Nord Stream 2. Read More »

FM Zarif says meetings in Beijing, Moscow good

Britain, France and Germany are working to secure measures to protect European countries working in Iran against the danger of USA sanctions after President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal. In the aftermath of Washington's pullout, Europeans are seeking ways to protect the interests of their firms doing business in Iran and help them escape the brunt of the upcoming U.S. Read More »

Hungary and Poland unite on opposing CAP budget cuts

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Despite Poland's efforts to roll back some of its reforms, and to convince the EU that those that have remained in place do not affect give the government undue power over the judiciary, the European Commission has expressed continued concern, and warned that if Poland's efforts are insufficient, the country will be referred to the European Court of Justice. Read More »

Johnson taps Bergstrom as running mate

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She recently named Rep. Jeff Backer of Browns Valley as her lieutenant governor candidate. Johnson said he invited Bergstrom to join his campaign because he knew she would be a good partner for governing the state, and would bolster his chances in a statewide campaign. Read More »

Mikel Arteta favourite to become Arsenal manager

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But ex-Arsenal captain Arteta, 36, has admirers at the club too for his coaching prowess. Other names being considered include Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann, Monaco's Leonardo Jardim and Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri. "It is one way traffic in the betting for the next Arsenal manager and it seems as though everybody is convinced that Arteta is the man to step into Wenger's shoes", said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead. Read More »

Police looking into Greitens investigation

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Prosecutors say they hope to refile the case. Missouri's Republican legislative leaders say they still will convene Friday in a monthlong special session to consider whether to impeach Greitens. This is not the first time the defense has accused Gardener and Tisaby of misconduct. The affair happened in March 2015, before Greitens was elected governor. Read More »

1 killed, 2 injured in Aliso Viejo office building explosion

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According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the explosion occurred on the first floor. The nature of their injuries were not immediately known. Crews extinguished a fire that had erupted in the building. Bomb squad investigators were on scene, and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were en route. There was a full street closure of Pacific Park heading eastbound to the Aliso Plaza, and a full closure of Pacific Park westbound to Moulton due to the crash. Read More »

Ukrainian politician behind controversial peace proposal to appear in Mueller probe

But he said he assumed he would be asked about the peace plan, about which he communicated with Michael Cohen , President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, in early 2017. He was subsequently stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship as well. Soon after the plan was created, Flynn discussed ending Russian sanctions with the Russian ambassador in a call intercepted by intelligence officials. Read More »

Senate Democrats push to block net neutrality repeal using Congressional Review Act

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And governors of several states including New York, New Jersey and Montana have signed executive orders requiring Internet providers that do business in their states to abide by net neutrality principles. Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown has been a vocal critic of the new FCC policy, arguing that reinstating the net neutrality rules is "vital to protecting free speech, consumer choice, and access to public information". Read More »

ILO bats for 'green' jobs in India

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In its "Greening with Jobs - India" (World Employment and Social Outlook) report, ILO said pursuing economic growth, India was straining its finite natural resources, causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other forms of environmental degradation. Read More »

Why to Keeping Eye on Coty Inc. (COTY), Chevron Corporation (CVX)?

Chevron Corp New Com now has $248.12 billion valuation. Chevron Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that VP and General Counsel Pate R. Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.2784. Big Money Sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.45, from 2.25 in 2017Q3. Read More »

U.S. sanctions Iran central bank governor for terrorist support

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The U.S. State Department designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization in 1997 and a specially designated global terrorist four years later. The blacklisted head of Iraq's Al-Bilad Islamic Bank was named as Aras Habib, who ran in last weekend's general elections as a candidate on the slate of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, whose government has been supported by the United States and the global community. Read More »

Karnataka polls 2018: Faulty VVPAT machine stalls voting in Hubli

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Conventional wisdom has it that a higher turnout means people are voting for change. "However, one thing is certain that nobody has broken into our system and no new voter ID cards have been made", Kumar said. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, political analyst and faculty at the Azim Premji University raised doubts on the findings of Karnataka exit polls as they had not shared their sample size, stratification, method of administration, questions posed or how it was recorded. Read More »

Musicians pay tribute to avant-garde hero Glenn Branca

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His musical output was a fraction of the ideas he had in a given day. We lived in our own little world together. He first began experimenting with sound with the experimental theatre group Bastard Theatre in 1975 before moving to NY and eventually transitioning from theatre to music, forming the art rock group Theoretical Girls with Jeffrey Lohn. Read More »

Alaska Airlines Mid-flight Streaker Tackled, Locked in John

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An Alaska Airlines mid-flight streaker managed to run the length of a Boeing 737 bare naked before two tackled and locked in the restroom for the remainder of the flight from Seattle to Anchorage. The Anchorage Police Department and Alaska Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment. An Alaska Airlines jet passes the air traffic control tower at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) during take-off on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Read More »

Police praise students for "best senior prank"

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Cumberland High School students went above and beyond with their senior prank. When grown-ups arrived at the scene, they discovered a what looked like a auto crash right through the front of the high school , leaving the back of a vehicle sticking out of a gaping hole in the building. Read More »

Growth Stock With Analysts Upside: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE)

With approx. 167.89M shares in outstanding, the company has a market cap of $476.81M as per the current valuation. The company's stock had a trading volume of 258,940 shares, compared to its average volume of 253,345. Shortening the period, the five-month price index is 1.12, the three-month price index is 1.17, while the one-month price change is now 0.96. The utilities provider reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.01. Read More »

Mike Russell demands United Kingdom 'respect' Scotland after MSPs vote against Brexit Bill

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If no deal between Edinburgh and London can be reached, Westminster has the option of introducing the Withdrawal Bill against the wishes of the Scottish Parliament - but it has never been forced to overrule Holyrood before. The current disagreements between the United Kingdom government and Scotland threaten to put Britain on the verge of a constitutional crisis. Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard, who has been calling for cross party talks to resolve the dispute, said: ... Read More »

Lynchburg area at risk of severe storms; derecho a possibility

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Hail to the size of tennis balls, wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour and heavy rain are all possible as storms develop and move through the area. Flash flooding is the biggest concern. It will be warmer but still dry on Thursday with temperatures reaching near 80 under a mixture of sunshine and clouds. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Read More »

Not An Onion Story: Blake Farenthold Gets A New Job Lobbying Congress

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Rep. Blake Farenthold has accepted a lucrative position lobbying for a Texas port, mere weeks after resigning amid fallout from a sexual harassment scandal. "In my opinion, as well as many other county officials I have heard from, a special election was not warranted and should not have been called", Farenthold wrote in a letter to Abbott dated May 2 and posted to Farenthold's old campaign site . Read More »

Under construction flyover collapses in Varanasi, deaths feared

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The death is toll expected to rise. "Several people are feared trapped under the collapsed under-construction flyover". I have sent deputy CM Maurya and minister Neelkanth Tiwari to the spot. 5 lakh to the family of people, killed in the incident and a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the injured people. "Spoke to officials and asked them to ensure all possible support to those affected", the PM tweeted. Read More »

Rachael DelTondo, 32-Year-Old Teacher Fatally Shot in Aliquippa

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Rachael DelTondo , 32, was returning from an ice cream shop Sunday night when she was struck by a hail of bullets on the driveway outside her family's Aliquippa home, KDKA reported. WPXI reported a slightly different version of the story, saying that Channel 11 found out about DelTondo's name after the mother of the former Aliquippa High School student talked to them about the incident. Read More »

Pope Francis thinking of moment to say farewell

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While the 81-year-old Francis has said he didn't envisage a long papacy, he hasn't said explicitly if he'd follow in Benedict's footsteps and retire. According to the communiqué, Pope Francis will share with the Chilean bishops his conclusions on the investigation carried out by Charles Scicluna and Jordi, which contains several oral and written testimonies that he has received over the past few weeks. Read More »

Blue Demons Draw Penn State in Gavitt Tipoff Games

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The slate for Thursday, Nov. 15 , includes Ohio State at Creighton, a matchup of NCAA Tournament squads, and NIT champion Penn State at DePaul. The eight Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on four-consecutive days in the first full week of the 2018 college basketball season beginning on Tuesday, Nov. Read More »

PM Modi slams Mamata govt over panchayat poll violence

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Post poll violence was reported from parts of Howrah district where bombs were hurled in at least 20 houses during a clash between Trinamool Congress workers and BJP activists. Some reports are saying that Voter turnout in West Bengal panchayat poll till 5 pm is 72.5%. Anuj Sharma, a senior state police officer, said violence began nearly as soon as voting got under way in the "panchayat" elections, the most local tier of governance in India. Read More »

Bear Attack 911 Call Reveals What Happened

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The girl's mother told state wildlife officers that her daughter went outside around 2:30 a.m.to investigate noises she thought might be related to her dog. Colorado Parks and Wildlife , in a statement on its website , told residents to secure their trash, keep pet food inside, and tell officials about any bear sightings in residential areas. Read More »

Flood warning, watches in Racine County

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More than 1.75 inches of rain fell between 7 a.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Flash flooding can impact parts of the island that don't typically experience tidal flooding. Heavy rains are coming through the area Monday morning, but some northern spots may stay dry as the heaviest rains stick to the south. The river was at 10.53 feet as of 9 p.m. Read More »

WTO Opens Door For US Retaliation In Airbus Subsidy Saga

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The World Trade Organization ruled on Tuesday the European Union had ignored requests to halt all subsidies to planemaker Airbus , prompting the United States to threaten sanctions against European products unless the EU stops "harming US interests". Read More »