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Book claims Ivanka Trump told Cohn her father wasn't racist following Charlottesville

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The book claims Trump told his then-chief of staff John Kelly, to remove them and accused them of not knowing "how to play the game". "Oh f*ck!" he exclaimed, according to the book. We already know that Donald Trump wishes his daughter, Ivanka, had been interested in dating Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. In November, the first lady, Melania Trump, was reportedly in a spat with the deputy national-security adviser, Mira Ricardel, over travel arrangements during the first lady's maiden ... Read More »

'Bomb Cyclone' Winter Storm Moving Across Central U.S.

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Tens of millions will be affected by these conditions. "Heavy rains. isolated flooding and severe weather will accompany these thunderstorms as they march fairly quickly eastward", the weather service said . The strongest winds - with gusts hitting 100 miles per hour - could hit Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, according to USA Today. "Southwest has proactively canceled almost all operations" out of DIA, the airline said Tuesday in a statement. Read More »

Gov. Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty In California

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Calif., Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an order on Wednesday imposing a moratorium on California's death penalty. "Here is the bottom line: Our death penalty system has been - by any measure - a failure", Newsom said in a statement , according to Politico . Read More »

Eight killed in school shooting in Brazil, police say

Doria said the dead included two teachers and six students, and several more people had been hospitalized after sustaining injuries. He said it was not yet known whether the assailants were former pupils at the school. "Then a lot of kids started running out, all screaming", he said. "I only left when the police arrived", teacher Sandra Perez told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper (in Portuguese). Read More »

Highland MP renews calls for a People's Vote on European Union membership

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Asked if Labour would push for another motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister she said it was "something that we may consider in the future". "MPs now need to rule out no deal as soon as possible and, after two-and-a-half years of failed negotiations, making Britain a laughing stock, it is time for a public vote". Read More »

Parliament Again Votes Down May’s Brexit Deal

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The deal was defeated in the Commons on Tuesday evening by 149 votes. Theresa May has been described as a "rabbit in the headlights", too frightened of Brexiteers in her party to really say how bad no-deal would be for country, according to a Labour MP. Read More »

Ethiopian Airline crash: Families of victims visit crash site

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, British Columbia on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Only charred fragments of victims remain, meaning it will take weeks to identify all of them using dental or DNA testing. The ill-fated flight was packed with humanitarian workers and worldwide experts, many of whom were bound for a major United Nations environmental summit in the Kenyan capital. Read More »

Ex-Hillary Adviser: Trump Impeachment Might Help Democrats

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GOP senators are hoping that if Trump endorses that bill, more Republicans would oppose a separate resolution, set for a vote Thursday, that would block the border emergency he proclaimed last month. 2 Republican in the Senate. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Trump has issued pleas on Twitter for Senate Republicans to support him with the vote. Read More »

Border Policewoman hurt in Jerusalem as tensions flare on Temple Mount

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Worshippers on the mount have staged protests and clashed with police over the site. A Ma'an reporter said that Israeli forces immediately sealed off all of the mosque's gates. The Israelis then shut the compound's gates and prevented Palestinians from entering the Old City through the Damascus Gate, a major entrance to the ancient walled area. Read More »

Labour leader Corbyn demands general election after PM May's Brexit defeat

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The PM replied: "I will be voting for the motion in my name". "That is a bad deal for the United Kingdom so I will be voting against it". After losing her first Brexit deal vote by the worst margin for a government bill in modern British history, the best that can be said for Theresa May's second attempt is that it at least performed marginally better. Read More »

Rouhani arrives for first official visit to Iraq

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That view was strengthened when Trump said earlier this year that it was important to maintain a U.S. military presence in Iraq to "watch Iran", prompting sharp criticism from Iraqi and Iranian officials. He is set to meet Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, President Barham Saleh and the country´s chief Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, according to the Iranian government´s website. Read More »

Confirmed: Mitt Romney’s never been to a birthday party before

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While most people bend over their cakes and blow the candles out in one big breath, Romney takes a different approach. At this point it'd be nearly disappointing if he blew out his birthday candles the way a normal person does. Colbert noted the fittingness of the cake by joking "Just like Twinkies, Mitt Romney doesn't age, and he's even whiter on the inside", and mocked Romney's candle technique by declaring "He's a skrull!" He pulls each candle out of the cake, blowing them out ... Read More »

Rescue efforts underway after Lagos school collapse

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Footage from the scene in Lagos shows at least one dust-covered boy being carried out of the rubble. The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Kehinde Adebayo, confirmed the collapse, adding that emergency officials were already on ground. Read More »

Theresa May wins legally-binding changes to Irish backstop at eleventh hour

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If the deal, which was voted down in January, is defeated again then lawmakers will vote on Wednesday (tomorrow) on leaving without a deal on March 29 and, if they reject that then they will vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit . The European Research Group of Conservative Brexiteers says its lawyers looked at the documents and found them wanting. Unfortunately the government's attorney general, Geoffrey Cox , and apparently every single lawyer in the country, has decided that the ... Read More »

Pound falls sharply on legal advice over May's 'new' Brexit deal

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If Parliament throws out May's deal again on Tuesday, lawmakers will vote over the following two days on whether to leave the European Union without an agreement - an idea likely to be rejected - or to ask the European Union to delay Brexit beyond the scheduled March 29 departure date. Read More »

California governor to halt executions, temporary reprieve for inmates

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Gavin Newsom (D) is putting a stop to the death penalty in California for now, issuing an executive order that provides temporary relief to more than 700 death row inmates, according to the San Francisco Chronicle . Newsom believes the death penalty is ineffective as a crime deterrent, expensive, and racially discriminatory, saying it "discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can't afford expensive legal representation". Read More »

New York's Attorney General to Investigate Trump's Business

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Cuomo's office didn't immediately respond. President Donald Trump blasted the state of NY and Governor Andrew Cuomo as the latest "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSERS" earlier tonight. Both banks declined to comment on this when reached by the Times . Although the German lender's investment bank had severed ties with Trump during the financial crisis, after he defaulted on a loan and then sued the bank, its wealth management unit continued to extend him credit. Read More »

Man arrested for 'choking driver who wouldn't stop singing Christmas songs'

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He told police Lucas was sitting behind him while he was driving a minivan and the 25-year-old allegedly reached over the back of the driver's seat and began to choke him. The trooper noticed the victim's eyes were bloodshot and his neck was red. The trooper said he was forced to sweep Lucas's legs from under him to detain him. Read More »

Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in jail

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Victoria state County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd on Wednesday ordered Cardinal George Pell to serve a minimum of 3 years and 8 months before he is eligible for parole. "There is no evidence of your remorse or contrition for me to act upon to reduce your sentence". "I conclude that your decision to offend was a reasoned, albeit perverted, one , and I reach that conclusion to the criminal standard". Read More »

Body found in search for British woman missing in Guatemala

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Guatemalan police, local residents and British people in the country helped search for Shaw near the area where the puppy was found over the weekend. Matt Searle, its chief executive, said: 'Catherine's family and friends are extremely anxious about her. The puppy was found shivering and alone at the highest lookout of Indian Nose, a volcano overlooking Lake Atitlan, San Pedro and San Juan between 5am and 6am on Friday morning. Read More »

Wanted: Candidates for BJP, Congress!..

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They said that holding of elections during Ramzan would cause inconvenience to the Muslim community. The Election Commission too said that polls are being conducted during Ramzan as a full month can not be excluded, news agency ANI reported. Read More »

Backed forces launch assault on IS group's last Syrian enclave

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The SDF, who are backed by air strikes of the US-led coalition, have slowed down their months-long campaign against the jihadists in recent weeks to allow civilians out from the shrinking enclave. The militants once controlled 88,000 sq km of territory in Iraq and Syria, where around eight million people lived under its strict Islamist regime. Read More »

Electric power returns to part, but not all, of Venezuela

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Is there a sense in Venezuela that he could ride this out and remain in power? Residents in Baruta gathered on a footbridge with a clear view of charred, smouldering transformers and electrical equipment. Also Monday, Spain's airline pilots union asked for Spanish airline Air Europa to stop flying to Venezuela after one of its crews was attacked at gunpoint in Caracas. Read More »

"Google Doodle" Celebrates The World-Wide Web's 30th Birthday

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Berners-Lee, the English software engineer who submitted his proposal for what would evolve into the World Wide Web 30 years ago Tuesday, said in a letter that his invention no longer serves its true objective to promote the free exchange of information around the globe. Read More »

White House refuses to say whether Trump believes Democrats hate Jews

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That's according to a person who heard the comment but spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private remark. 'I think you should ask Democrats what their position is since they're unwilling to call this what it is ...' After Sanders held the first White House press briefing in 42 days, CNN's Jim Acosta speculated that Sanders may be conducting so few briefings because she fears answering questions about Donald Trump's legal problems. Read More »

9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID'd

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A sheriff's spokesperson late Friday said the girl's death has been ruled a homicide. "Due to the overwhelming response from the news media and tips received from the public, investigators have identified the deceased child discovered on March 5, 2019, along an equestrian trail in the 3400/3500 block of Hacienda Boulevard in unincorporated Hacienda Heights ". Read More »

Venezuela crisis: USA withdraws ALL diplomats due to ‘DETERIORATING’ situation

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Earlier, Pompeo blasted Russian Federation and Cuba for their continued support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , accusing them of keeping his regime afloat despite the will of the country's people. None of the crew members was injured. On Tuesday afternoon, Venezuela's opposition plans to stage new protests across the country. In January, the United States pulled out all "non-emergency USA government employees" from the country and urged USA citizens not to travel to the South ... Read More »

U.S. warns Germany against using Huawei tech

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The comments came after the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the USA raised the issue of Chinese firms' involvement, particularly the telecommunications giant Huawei , in a construction of the 5G network in a letter to the German economy minister. Read More »

Florida mom fatally stabs daughter, 11, drives dead body to hospital: cops

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The child denied it, according to investigators, and Alcides River then stabbed the girl while in the auto. Rosa told hospital staff members " My baby is gone ", according to an arrest report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel . Medical staff checked on Aleyda and determined she was dead of multiple stab wounds. Investigators say Rivera allegedly told them she stabbed her daughter with her purple pocket knife while in the auto, and while stabbing the girl, she attempted to make Aleyda ... Read More »

Mother forgets baby at airport, flight returns

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It's unclear what happened after the flight returned to the airport, in terms of the mother and the child, though the pilot was praised on social media for his timely action. "A passenger left her baby in the terminal, now she refuses to continue the flight", he responds. The pilot has received a lot of appreciation online for being considerate and agreeing to return, despite taking off from the terminal. Read More »

President Bouteflika returns to Algeria to protests

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His opponents said they did not believe he was in a fit state to run the country, an OPEC oil producer, and suspected he was being kept in place to protect the grip of the military and business elite. The unprecedented citizens' revolt drew millions into the streets of cities across the country to demand that Bouteflika abandon his candidacy. But for numerous protesters - students, lawyers and even judges among them - the most important sentence in the president's letter read, "There will ... Read More »