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Sen. Whitehouse to vote against Supreme Court pick Gorsuch

Sen. Whitehouse to vote against Supreme Court pick Gorsuch

A committee evaluating Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court contacted nearly 5,000 people nationwide who might have knowledge of his qualifications before unanimously giving him a well-qualified rating. Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch return from a break to continue his testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More

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Ahmed Kathrada, Champion of the South African Freedom Struggle, Has Passed Away

He called for President Jacob Zuma to step down. After a lifetime of struggle, the work of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation will cement his legacy as a resolute champion of non-racialism, reconciliation and nation building. Later in life, Kathrada often asked school groups what they imagined he missed most while he was in prison. But they were wrong. "Sometimes you want to hear a child cry". Read More

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North Carolina Lawmakers Vote to Undo 'Bathroom Bill'

Mr Cooper said in a statement that though the compromise is not the ideal, he feels it "begins to fix [North Carolina's] reputation". The NCAA made a bold and commendable decision last March when it chose to pull championship events from the state of North Carolina because of a discriminatory law against transgender people. Read More

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USA 'probably' involved in mass Iraqi civilian deaths

Votel said the investigation will look at what Islamic State militants did to contribute to the civilian deaths in the March 17 strike. Later, they said, civilians were seen being freed from the building. Just under 3,500 Iraqi troops were injured or killed during the three-month campaign to clear the eastern half, he said . He said the Islamic State had shifted to this tactic as an attempt to increase civilian casualties in order to "take advantage of the public outcry and deter action ... Read More

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A look at developments in the 2014 S. Korean ferry disaster

A look at developments in the 2014 S. Korean ferry disaster

Bereaved families have been calling for the ship to be raised and want more thorough investigation into the disaster. As the Sewol ferry, which sank and took 304 lives almost three years ago, was being pulled up slowly at 3 meters per hour (9 feet per hour) on Thursday, public attention shifted to how much the ferry would be able to tell us about what happened when it capsized and whether it still carries the bodies of the missing and properties of the dead. Read More

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United States probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, says AP

People walk past a caricature picture of U.S. President Donald Trump on sale in a shopping mall in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Manafort was known to route financial transactions through Cyprus, according to records of worldwide wire transfers obtained by the AP and public court documents filed in a 2014 legal dispute in the Cayman Islands with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. Read More

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Speaker Shares Trump Criticism Of Freedom Caucus

Speaker Shares Trump Criticism Of Freedom Caucus

Supreme Court's ruling in 1964 case of New York Times v. Sullivan, which said the press is protected by the First Amendment and set a high standard for a libel lawsuit to win. Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, a co-founder of the Freedom Caucus, offered a more measured response to Trump's remarks and avoided direct criticism of the president. Read More

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US Exploring New Options Against Escalating North Korea Threat: White House

US Exploring New Options Against Escalating North Korea Threat: White House

Meeting in Seoul, Kim Hong-kyun, South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, and his USA counterpart Joseph Yun reaffirmed a commitment to push Kim harder to drop its push for nuclear weapons. CBS News' David Martin says the message from Pyongyang was clear; defiance in response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's announcement that a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea could be on the table. Read More

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Malaysia to send Kim body to North Korea

Prime Minister Najib said nine Malaysians who had been barred from leaving North Korea had now been given permission to return to Malaysia. - March 7: Tensions escalate after North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving Pyongyang . The deal marks a turning point in what had been a rapidly fraying relationship. Malaysia performed an autopsy despite protests lodged by North Korea . Read More

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Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

The costs will be covered by a combination of state and federal funds. They've agreed to dig up services lines at 18,000 homes and replace lines made of lead and galvanized steel. Michigan Radio's Wells noted this is one of several major lawsuits over Flint's tainted water. But for the groups suing on behalf of Flint residents, it's a leap forward. Read More

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Jordan FM says Arab summit ends with 'message of peace'

His Orthodox Jewish worldwide envoy, Jason Greenblatt, attended the summit and held talks with Abbas and the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Qatar. Trump hasn't yet formulated a policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but has suggested the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution isn't the only option on the table. Read More

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Why Senate suspends Senator Ali Ndume

Why Senate suspends Senator Ali Ndume

Some residents of Borno thursday expressed surprise over the six-month suspension slammed by the senate leadership on former Senate Leader, Alhaji Muhammad Ndume. Saraki was made up. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) obtained a first degree in Geography from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In the report, the committee recommended that Senator Ndume be suspended for 181 sitting days, for bringing unfounded and unverified allegations against the Senate President and Senator Dino Melaye . Read More

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Ex-South Korean president arrested on bribery charges

Ex-South Korean president arrested on bribery charges

If Park is arrested, prosecutors will then have up to 20 days to file formal charges against her and put her on trial. The Seoul Central District Court agreed this was a risk and issued a warrant early Friday. The former president is accused of allowing her close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from companies in return for political favours. Moon Jae-In, her rival in 2012 and a former Democratic Party leader leads opinion polls by large margins. Read More

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All south-east Queensland schools closed amid ex-Cyclone Debbie aftermath

Cyclone Debbie has since been downgraded to a tropical low but the Bureau of Meteorology still warned of damaging wind gusts with "intense" rain, sparking flooding fears as river levels rise. The resort will be closed for at least a month for repairs, management said in a statement, as tourism operators statewide reported cancelled bookings and anticipated a long-term hit to trade. Read More

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Martin O'Neill: Seamus Coleman's surgery was "a success"

But rather than feel relieved at a fortunate escape, Bale himself complained he was hard done by after receiving a yellow card that rules him out of Wales' next World Cup qualifier against Serbia. "It was a typically British derby game, there was needle all the way through the game", added the Wales boss. I don't even like football, 3. But the boys who came in did great. Read More

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BIOTECanada: Federal Budget Strengthens Biotechnology Industry Ecosystem Building Canadian Economy

The budget still projected the ratio to decline. The budget, which projects a deficit of $28.5 billion this coming fiscal year, including a contingency reserve, is created to help them get there. This budget provides $950 million to support organizations, like Communitech in our region, who are innovation leaders. But the government can not say what share of GDP is now generated by clean tech; it cannot say how big the share of GDP owned by clean tech will be in a few years; and it cannot ... Read More

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Republican Congressman Cancels Hearing About Trump's Ties With Russia

Nunes has refused to do so, telling reporters "It's the same thing as always around this place - a lot of politics, people get heated, but I'm not going to involve myself with that". Nunes' unusual decision to bypass his committee and go straight to the president last Wednesday - with documents that Trump later suggested somewhat vindicated his accusation that President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower - fueled speculation that the White House had orchestrated the stunt to distract ... Read More

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Senate intel panel working on Russian Federation probe

Garrett noted that Spicer had promised to look into who signed Nunes into the White House, where he claimed to have reviewed information about incidental surveillance of Trump campaign officials. Rep. Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, told The Hill Tuesday that Nunes should recuse himself from leading the investigation. Nunes is facing growing calls to step away from the panel's Russian Federation investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House ... Read More

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US House Speaker backs intelligence panel chair in Russian Federation probe

Spicer Tuesday afternoon told reporters Yates can testify. "If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russian connection", he suggested . He also wrote that Yates' testimony would cover details that others have publicly recounted. "If we start looking into the certain things", Spicer said, "then the accusation the next day" will involve questions about why the White House looked into one matter and not another, Spicer said. Read More

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Freedom Caucus rejects Trump's Obamacare repeal bill

Trump's Bill was withdrawn because objections from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and from moderate Republicans left a shortage of votes needed for passage. He thinks Paul Ryan is a great Speaker of the House. Trump said that they would now move on to tax reform . Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, likewise told the Associated Press that it was time for Congress to try a new legislative approach on health care. Read More

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FBI's Comey says no evidence of Trump's wiretap claim, confirms probe

A source reportedly told CNN that this information is, in part, what Comey was referencing when he told Congress that the FBI is investigating Trump's campaign and its ties to Russian Federation. Spicer said that the president was not going to apologize. The Trump campaign has repeatedly denied any such misconduct. Comey said Moscow had always been opposed to Trump's election rival, former secretary of state Clinton. Read More

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Donald Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat

Donald Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat

Since then, the president's approval has fallen to a record-low 35 percent, while some Freedom Caucus members returned to their districts as conquering heroes whose bravery had preserved the opportunity for true repeal. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), a member of the Tuesday Group, told reporters on Thursday. The House bill had already divided GOP senators and would have required major changes to pass. Read More

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