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Sherpa climb Everest twice in a week for record 24th

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Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, had just reached the 8,848-meter-high Everest for the 23rd times on May 15. "Kami Rita along with the Indian Police team from the Seven Summit Treks expedition has stood atop the roof of the world", Mingma told The Himalayan Times. Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez: College students' shouldn't rely on billionaire's generosity

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A generous billionaire has pledged to pay off the student debt for all of a college's graduating class - telling them that they're all entitled to the American Dream. He has generously supported music education programs for minority entrepreneurship programs. Morehouse provided Smith with an honorary doctorate during the ceremony. Read More »

Judge declines to block subpoenas seeking financial information about Trump, family

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A meeting between President Donald Trump and the top two Democrats in Congress ended abruptly Wednesday when talks about USA infrastructure turned to impeachment. And yet Pelosi, in her own way, was trying to find a middle ground. Capitol One is among the banks that houses Trump's personal accounts. Trump then canceled an infrastructure meeting with top Democrats. Read More »

Another 16-Year-Old Migrant Child Has Died in Government Custody

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Rights groups denounced the latest death and demanded accountability. "We see this callous disregard for brown, Spanish-speaking children", reported Los Angeles Times . Staff last checked on Hernandez-Vasquez an hour before he was found dead. The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry said Gutiérrez died of complications from an infection in the frontal lobe of his brain. Read More »

Feds charge Avenatti for misappropriating almost $300K from ex-client Stormy Daniels

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In March Daniels said she had fired Avenatti a month earlier after "discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly". Prosecutors said Avenatti eventually paid $148,750 to Daniels after obtaining the money from another source, but lied when she asked where the second payment was by telling her the publisher "owes me a payment" and that he was "on it". Read More »

US Jets Intercept Russian Bombers During Scheduled Flight Along Alaska - NORAD

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U.S. F-22 fighters chased the Russian planes until they left the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone. For the second day in a row, officials say the USA military has intercepted Russian military jets near the Alaskan coast. and Canadian airspace'. There are about half a dozen intercepts of foreign state aircraft per year, according to Canadian Lt. Gen. Christopher J. Read More »

Ramaphosa Elected South Africa President as Deputy's Post Unsure

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Ramaphosa announced that Mabuza's investiture to Parliament was delayed because of an incriminating report on him by the ANC's Integrity Commission, which alleges he brought the party into disrepute. In this light, Buccus says, it won't be surprising that Mabuza won't return to his position as Deputy President. He will be inaugurated on Saturday. Read More »

Trump tells Pennsylvania voters that trade war has helped economy

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Biden added that he's running on a pledge to restore the soul of the country, saying he believes people are more united than divided on major issues such as improving access to health care and addressing climate change. "Eight long years ago, if you remember, I said it's really bad and we're never going back". "Politics is a insane world , but when you have the best employment numbers in history, when you have the best unemployment numbers in history ..." Trump said. Read More »

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Wait over, results today

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Around a million polling staff was engaged in the smooth conduct of elections. This election will choose the 17th Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in as many as 277 out of the 511 seats for which the trends are available so far, crossing the half-way mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha, according to the Election Commission. Read More »

U.S. Goal Is Deterrence, Not War With Iran: Shanahan

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Iran informed its signatory partners (Germany, France, Russia, China and the UK) about its plans to withdraw from certain commitments and warned them that if they fail to convince the USA to ease sanctions on Iran within 60 days then it would increase a high-level of enrichment of Uranium and heavy water. Read More »

Deutsche Bank Flagged Trump, Kushner Accounts for Suspicious Activity

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But former Deutsche Bank employees said the decision not to report the Trump and Kushner transactions reflected the bank's generally lax approach to money-laundering laws. Banks have always been available to me, they want to make money. In response to his tweets he buys everything with cash, Trump added: "Where did he get all of that cash?" The president said on Twitter that he didn't need other banks and that Deutsche Bank "was very good and highly professional to deal with - and if ... Read More »

New York puts Democrats step closer to Trump's tax returns

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signaled support for the legislation in the abstract, though a spokesman said he'll review the bill carefully, the Associated Press reported . Hoylman told CBSN in April that the bill was a response to the administration's "stonewalling" of congressional requests to provide Mr. Trump's federal tax returns. Read More »

Pentagon chief: US stance on Iran is about deterrence, not war

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A sizeable majority of United States citizens oppose the idea of pre-emptive strikes on Iran, and massively disapprove of Trump's policy towards the Islamic Republic, a survey has revealed as tensions continue to flare in the Gulf. Mr Trump warned on Monday that Iran would be met with " great force " if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East. The debate over how a possible United States war on the Islamic Republic could play out has been largely characterized by Iranian patriotic and ... Read More »

Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport in new drone attack

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Almasirah TV said early on Wednesday, cited by Reuters , that the Houthi drones had targeted hangars containing warplanes. There have been no reports of attacks on the capital since last June. The UNDP head called for the withdrawal of Houthi rebels from the strategically important port of Hudaida, a few days ago a first "hands-on breakthrough". Read More »

Hundreds gather at Capitol to protest increasingly strict abortion laws

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Wade . Alabama passed a law last week that bans almost all abortions, with no exceptions for rape or incest. However, after closely following Alabama's new passing of the bill that restricts all abortions, including rape or incest (except in the case of a medical emergency), I can not help but feel vast shame and anger not only towards the 25 white men in Alabama who signed off on this bill , but also towards our own country's laws and what this means for us as women collectively ... Read More »

North Korea warns U.S. of consequences over ship seizure

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The seizure of the ship was described by the ambassador as an "outright denial of the underlying spirit" of the first summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , held past year in Singapore, in which both the nations "committed to establishing new bilateral relations". Read More »

Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

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Nadler wants to grill McGahn about his testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller , who concluded after almost two years and some $35 million that the Democrats claim of Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation is false. After the hearing that McGahn skipped, several Democrats said the Judiciary Committee was negotiating with Mueller about his possible testimony. Trump has committed impeachable offenses (his refusal to comply with Congressional subpoenas was one of Nixon's ... Read More »

Turkey says Syrian regime violating Idlib ceasefire

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Russian Federation has firmly backed President Bashar Assad's government in the eight-year civil war, while Turkey has supported some of the rebel groups, but the two sides had worked together to try to contain fighting in the country's northwest. Read More »

Austrian far right crashes out of government as president backs Kurz

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The country's political crisis was triggered on Friday when German media released a video showing Strache appearing to offer public contracts to a woman posing as a Russian oligarch's niece. Kurz has pledged a full investigation into any crimes or wrongdoing arising from the footage, which was filmed in 2017. Kickl said Kurz was only interested in regaining control of a ministry at the heart of Austria's security apparatus, and suggested his party would back a no-confidence motion. Read More »

Boeing corrected simulator software of 737 MAX jets

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AFP explains that the company first acknowledged the existence of a fault in the equipment, the Boeing 737 MAX . We're making clear and steady progress and are confident that the 737 MAX with updated MCAS software will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly. Read More »

Baby cut from murdered mother's womb opens his eyes in NICU

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They also discussed concerns the family has about why hospital officials didn't try to determine sooner who gave birth to the infant. Following Ochoa-Lopez's murder, Clarisa Figueroa took the baby to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where it was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, prosecutors said. Read More »

F-22s intercept Russian bombers, fighters off Alaska coast

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Another flight of two F-22s then edged closer to the second wave, this time made up of two more "Bear" bombers escorted by two Su-35 Flanker-E long-range fighters. O'Shaughnessy, the commander of NORAD, said in a statement. A total of six Russian aircraft were intercepted by USA fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, officials with North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement. Read More »

China slams USA again over naval maneuvers in South China Sea

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USS Preble , an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Shoal . "All operations are designed in accordance with global law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows", said Lt. Read More »

Man Who Peed on Memorial Apologizes to Christian's Father

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Bruce Bellace said he had no choice but to can his 23-year-old son, Bryan, from the family's business, Bruce Bellace Plumbing and Heating, the Press of Atlantic City reported . "I was intoxicated. I didn't know what I was doing at the time", Bellace told ABC News on Monday when reached by phone. "If I could take it all back and do it all over again, I would". Read More »

Widodo declares victory in Indonesia election

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The front of the elections commission office was barricaded with razor wire and protected by scores of security personnel Tuesday, after Subianto warned that mass demonstrations could break out if he lost. In a video released after results were announced Tuesday he again refused to concede defeat but called on supporters to refrain from violence. After completing the national vote recapitulation earlier today, KPU announced the incumbent Jokowi - Ma'ruf won the 2019 presidential election ... Read More »

Adidas, Nike, Puma say new tariffs on China would be ‘catastrophic’

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's retaliatory tariffs on American goods were key to restoring free access to the USA market for Canadian steel and aluminum. The companies noted that the tariffs on footwear average 11.3% and reach rates as high as 67.5%. The Trump administration added footwear last Monday to a proposed list of additional tariffs. Read More »

Donald Trump Questions 'Very Strange' Fox News Pete Buttigieg Event

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During his town hall over the weekend, Buttigieg acknowledged the debate in the Democratic Party taking place right now about invitations from Fox News. "But the reality of it is, the rule of thumb for any candidate in this day and age should be to actively and genuinely engage with the media to drive their message", Brettell said. Read More »

21 tornadoes ripped through 4 states, now millions are under flooding threat

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The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of rain has fallen since Monday. "It looks like severe storms and flooding will still be a big problem overnight". "The pigs are walking around wondering what happened to their house", she said. Webster County Emergency Management Director Tom Simmons said buildings were damaged at the Wild Animal Safari near Strafford, but there were no reports that people or animals were injured. Read More »

DOD: Iranian Threats ‘Put on Hold’ Thanks to U.S.

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Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says threats from Iran in the Middle East remain high. "I just hope Iran is listening". Over the past several weeks the USA has sent an aircraft carrier and other resources to the Persian Gulf region, and evacuated nonessential personnel from Iraq, amid unspecified threats the administration says are linked to Iran. Read More »