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Shore protection bill awaits Senate committee vote

Shore protection bill awaits Senate committee vote

Smith said when all is said and done, it will take about a year to get things up and running for medical marijuana to become a reality in North Dakota. It would legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults, but would not allow sales of the drug in stores or lounges. It would also expire in 2020 if the Legislature doesn't renew it. Read More

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US, Iraqi Leaders 'Confident' of Islamic State Defeat

US, Iraqi Leaders 'Confident' of Islamic State Defeat

According to a report from a pool reporter, the press asked the President a question about wiretapping, to which he did not respond. I know Mosul is moving along. As Islamic State swept through northern and western Iraq almost three years ago, Iraqi leaders blamed the military for abandoning their posts and failing to put up a fight against Islamic State, while military personnel accused the government of failing to adequately supply and train the troops. Read More

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Japanese trade surplus surges

Japanese trade surplus surges

The value of Japan's total shipments overseas rose 11.3 percent, the most in two years, on strong demand for vehicle components and electronic parts, while imports grew 1.2 percent. But exports to many other Asian countries also rose at double-digit paces, with Japan's overall trade surplus in the region more than quadrupling to 996 billion yen ($8.9 billion). Read More

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Bid to salvage sunken Sewol ferry

Bid to salvage sunken Sewol ferry

Lee said the ferry has so far been lifted 24 meters (79 feet) from the seafloor, but needs to be elevated 11 meters (36 feet) further so its upper side reaches about 13 meters (42 feet) above the surface. It said all technical aspects and local weather conditions were reviewed. The complete lifting and transportation of the vessel to port is expected to take three days under the best weather conditions, officials said. Read More

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Here's The Newest Batch of Russia Scandals Embroiling Trump's Ex-Campaign Chair

Here's The Newest Batch of Russia Scandals Embroiling Trump's Ex-Campaign Chair

The White House dismissed a report Wednesday that President Trump's former campaign chairman had received a $10 million contract a decade ago to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. His lobbying firm has been known for working on behalf of "unsavory governments in Nigeria and Kenya, the UNITA rebels in Angola and a group with ties to Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos", as NPR reported last summer. Read More

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Gorsuch tells Democrats he'll make up his own mind

Gorsuch tells Democrats he'll make up his own mind

Trump had questioned Curiel's impartiality because of his Hispanic ethnicity, his membership in the La Raza Lawyers Association, and his court rulings. They have no PAC. So Gorsuch essentially concluded that school districts comply with their obligation to disabled students so long as they provide those students with a little more than nothing. Read More

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Man held for stealing lingerie from Bengaluru women's hostel

Man held for stealing lingerie from Bengaluru women's hostel

Reportedly, Abuthaleem had been spotted entering the women's college premises naked on different occasions in the last six months, but had manged to elude the police so far. "He is a psycho youth". Apparently, both the police and college authorities denied that such an event ever happened, but students say they've complained about this several times, and also, the authorities' lies fly in the face of what you can see with your own damn eyes on camera. Read More

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'Washington vultures circling Nunes for seeing no evidence of Trump-Kremlin collusion'

'Washington vultures circling Nunes for seeing no evidence of Trump-Kremlin collusion'

Representative Conaway asked Comey and Rogers to explain why their analysts believed that Russia's President Vladimir Putin wanted to "denigrate" former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Trump said he felt "somewhat" vindicated by the Republican's revelations. The tweets amount to selective responses in light of a pair of statements Comey made Monday morning that could undercut the administration. Read More

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath keeps Home, Finance portfolios

UP CM Yogi Adityanath keeps Home, Finance portfolios

Chetan Chauhan got Sports while former Congress member Rita Bahuguna was given Secondary Education. The chief minister also kept over three dozen other departments with himself. Meanwhile, after directions by the CM, the State police has also stepped up action against eve-teasing and as promised by the BJP in its manifesto, formed anti-Romeo squads to check molestation and harassment of women. Read More

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Tight security for McGuinness funeral

Tight security for McGuinness funeral

BOOKS of condolence have been opened across the county following the death of Martin McGuinness. Martin McGuinness was a towering figure in Northern Ireland in general and in the city of Londonderry in particular. Ashrawi also described McGuinness as a defender of rights and justice, as well as a man of peace who fought against oppression and injustice. "My thoughts and prayers are with the McGuinness family today as they mourn the passing of a husband, father and a grandfather". Read More

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Golden State Warriors Optimistic About Kevin Durant's Recovery

Golden State Warriors Optimistic About Kevin Durant's Recovery

This included putting up shots on the move along with a few running drills. Regular season minutes would be great, but it wouldn't be the worst thing to have Durant return to action in the first round. ESPN's Marc Stein says the Warriors are hopeful that he can return before the playoffs, thus giving KD ample time to get back in the groove before the Warriors get into the thick of the playoffs. Read More

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Is Happiness on the Decline in the US?

Is Happiness on the Decline in the US?

The results are based on data from surveys that use six criteria to assess the happiness levels in each country: healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, perceptions of freedom to make life choices, generosity of donations, and perceptions of corruption. Read More

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Trump to Capitol in last-ditch lobbying for health care bill

Trump to Capitol in last-ditch lobbying for health care bill

On Monday evening, Trump called Paul a "good guy". "So we can pass massive tax reform, which we can't do until this happens". The House was expected to vote Thursday on the GOP-backed health care bill. Mr. Trump blamed Democrats for passing Obamacare without any Republican support in 2010. European foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expresses concern about the Trump administration's proposed deep cut in USA foreign assistance, saying it will destabilize major parts of the world and hurt ... Read More

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Nunes Says Trump Team Communications Caught in US Surveillance

Nunes Says Trump Team Communications Caught in US Surveillance

Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russian Federation. "Must find leaker now!" he tweeted. In early January 2017, America's intelligence agencies concluded Russian Federation had mounted a disinformation campaign to influence the United States election and picked out RT's American division as one of the culprits. Read More

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Accused Teen Shooter Says He Was Annoyed by Victim's Snapchats

Accused Teen Shooter Says He Was Annoyed by Victim's Snapchats

Groves said, the defendant described pulling the.22 cal revolver from his left pocket and firing a single shot in the back of Turner's head, as she walked away. "(The teen) was annoyed with Deserae for constantly texting and snapchatting", testified Groves. Deputy Brian Groves, who interviewed the accused defendant three times, testified that the boy cried at times while confessing to the shooting. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron, 39-Year-Old French Prodigy Eyeing Presidency

Emmanuel Macron, 39-Year-Old French Prodigy Eyeing Presidency

The other two candidates taking part in Monday evening's debate are the ruling Socialist Party's candidate Benoit Hamon and Jean-Luc Melenchon, who have split the left-wing vote. A snap opinion poll showed Macron, a 39-year-old former economy minister who has never run for public office before, was the most convincing among the top five contenders in a marathon debate of almost 3½ that delivered no knock-outs. Read More

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UK Parliament attack: Slain British police officer was Keith Palmer, 48

UK Parliament attack: Slain British police officer was Keith Palmer, 48

The officer was a member of the specialist parliamentary and diplomatic protection command. "Keith, aged 48, had 15 years' service and was a husband and a father". James Cleverly, who serves as the member of Parliament for the county of Braintree, called the slain officer a "lovely man, a friend". The assailant careened a vehicle through one of the busiest and most recognizable parts of London at about 2:40 p.m. Read More

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Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts

Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts

While pronouncing the quantum of punishment, the court also slapped a fine of Rs 5000 and Rs 10,000 on Gupta and Patel, respectively. The court handed the sentence to the convicts in Jaipur , the capital of Rajasthan state. The court convicted the duo under Sections 120 (B), 295-A of the Indian penal Code, Sections 16 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Sections 3 / 4 of Explosive Substances Act. Read More

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United Kingdom launches 'counterterrorism' probe after deadly attack outside Parliament

United Kingdom launches 'counterterrorism' probe after deadly attack outside Parliament

Britain's political heart in lockdown, shaken MPs evacuated from parliament, blood on the road and tourists running: Westminster was in chaos on Wednesday as a deadly attack struck the capital. It's not confirmed whether the incidents are related. Parliament, which was in session at the time , was immediately suspended. Britain is on its second-highest alert level of "severe" meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. Read More

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Trump owes former President Obama apology

Trump owes former President Obama apology

Turning to the GOP healthcare bill, Cornyn said he was confident that if the House passes it, the Senate will do so as well after there is "an opportunity for amendments in the Senate". And coming from the sitting president, it immediately created a firestorm, with even his close allies unable to back up his claims . The British intelligence agency flatly denied the claim it happened. Read More

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USA justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student

USA justices reject Gorsuch in win for disabled student

The Supreme Court is bolstering the rights of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. In Endrew's case , his parents pulled him out of a public school in the county located near Denver, frustrated with his lack of progress. In 2012, they asked the school district to cover tuition costs. Read More

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Roger Goodell says changes coming to quicken National Football League games in 2017

Roger Goodell says changes coming to quicken National Football League games in 2017

It's understandable, since it will require action on the part of the league's broadcast partners. It was marginally less robotic than his typical interaction with common folk. While there won't be less advertising in 2017, it will be more strongly concentrated. Other broadcast changes include an occasional double box with commercials on one side and a peek into what's happening inside the stadium on the other, or a sponsored break with just one brand or company instead of several commercials ... Read More

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Rex Tillerson says wife convinced him to take secretary of state job

Rex Tillerson says wife convinced him to take secretary of state job

In an interview with the conservative-leaning Independent Journal Review published Tuesday night, Tillerson said, "I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job", the former ExxonMobil CEO said. "I told you God's not through with you", he said his wife told him. Newsrooms have always paid the state department for airplane seats when the top diplomat travels - but the secretary of state only allowed one reporter to join him on a trip to South Korea, Japan and China. Read More

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Surveillance findings raise concern about spying on Trump campaign: Nunes

Surveillance findings raise concern about spying on Trump campaign: Nunes

Nunes, who was a member of the Trump transition team himself, is chairing the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's effort to manipulate the 2016 USA presidential election. "Details about US persons involved in the incoming administration with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reports". Read More

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Iraqi PM Says Trump Administration 'Wants to be More Engaged' in Region

Iraqi PM Says Trump Administration 'Wants to be More Engaged' in Region

On the 14th anniversary of the launch of an American-led invasion that reshaped the Middle East, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met President Trump in the White House. "Unless we plan another occupation of Iraq (or genuinely and absurdly seek to 'take the oil' ) it is a reality that as the fighting stops our military will step aside and the State Department, USAID, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations will have to take over". Read More

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Iraq vehicle bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

Iraq vehicle bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

The militants' are under pressure from Iraqi forces who are entering the group's last strongholds in Mosul. Similar incidents occurred in the city on March 16 and 17, in which two civilians died and six were injured in total. Iraq declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" in January and is now fighting for the more densely populated western half. Nearly 100,000 Iraqis have been displaced by the fighting in the days since February 25, according to the latest estimates of the UN's International ... Read More

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Hillary Clinton Allies Rip James Comey for Belated Confirmation on Russia Probe

Hillary Clinton Allies Rip James Comey for Belated Confirmation on Russia Probe

He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he'd been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case. The FBI is looking into "the nature of any links" between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, he said. The Senate intelligence committee has also asked Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser, and Carter Page, an investment banker who briefly advised the campaign on foreign policy, to retain documents related to its ... Read More

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Israel Ranked World's 11th Happiest Country

Israel Ranked World's 11th Happiest Country

The director of SDSN is Professor Jeffrey Sachs , who is also the head of the Jeffrey Sachs Centre on Sustainable Development, that is financed by a US$10.0 million grant by the not-for-profit Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and housed at the Sunway University in Malaysia - and is well known to Malaysians. Read More

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