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Democrats object to Trump infrastructure plan's direction

With respect to Syria, Trump seems to be prioritizing addressing the immediate terrorist threat to the US posed by ISIS and other groups over resolving the larger civil war, and I think that's what the American people want. But then he reaffirmed the policy without getting any concessions from China. And he hasn't found a way yet to force Mexico to pay for the border wall , one of the trademark initiatives of Trump's presidential campaign. Read More

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U.S. military opens investigation into Mosul airstrike

U.S. military opens investigation into Mosul airstrike

The US military has acknowledged that the US-led coalition probably had a role in the March 17 explosion, but said Islamic State could also be to blame. General Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told a congressional committee that there has been no change in the rules of engagement regarding airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Mosul . Read More

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'Tremendous Progress' Made with China's Xi

'Tremendous Progress' Made with China's Xi

Trump had said in a light-hearted comment before the dinner on Thursday in which the President's daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner, who is alos his adviser, sat next to him. Given the range of issues and the magnitude, that may be ambitious, but it's a very big sea change in the pace of discussion. Trump also noted the importance of protecting human rights, and asked China to adhere to global norms in the seas of East Asia. Read More

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Putin on Russian-US relations

Putin answered in kind, saying he would be glad to take part in it if such a meeting is held. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that Russians' "civic stance" would be respected as long as it was expressed legally, branding Sunday's peaceful protests "a provocation and a lie". Read More

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Denver D Will Butcher wins Hobey Baker Award

Denver D Will Butcher wins Hobey Baker Award

Butcher probably hopes to follow in Gilroy's footsteps in more than one way. He and the top-ranked Pioneers play No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth in Saturday's championship game at the United Center. Tonight as I accept this award, I accept it on the behalf of our entire team at DU. Hobey Baker was the legendary Princeton (1914) hockey player known as America's greatest amateur athlete 100 years ago. Read More

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Japan to extend unilateral sanctions against North Korea

On Thursday, Pyongyang's foreign ministry released a memorandum saying the US should be totally accountable for a possible outbreak of war on the Korean Peninsula. With this being said, 5000 North Korean's stood for South Korea's anthem against India. Officials from the three countries conducted a conference call late Thursday to discuss the Kim Jong Un regime's test-firing of a possible KN-15 missile, also known as Pukguksong-2, which flew about 37 miles before hitting worldwide waters ... Read More

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The Front is spreading: why Marine Le Pen could still win

The Front is spreading: why Marine Le Pen could still win

Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon, 65, who has been rising in the polls , came out slugging against big business, saying it should "pay back" its riches. Asked how they want to create jobs in a country where the unemployment rate has for years hovered around 10 percent, Macron promoted pro-free market views, in contrast with Le Pen and her support for protectionism. Read More

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Come celebrate National Library Week

Come celebrate National Library Week

A keynote presentation by Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will kick-off the celebration Monday, April 10 , at 11:00a.m.at the Howard-Sykes Auditorium of the main library. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Everyone is urged to show their support by signing. The Allen County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week beginning Sunday with events at its 14 locations. Read More

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South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma

South Africans gather for nationwide protests against Zuma

Bloemfontein, Durban, Mbombela, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town were the main centres of marches. In Pietermaritzburg, anti-Zuma picketers and about 200 ANC Youth League supporters clashed at City Hall. Police said on Thursday that marches in Pretoria were illegal because they had not been granted permission by city authorities. The association urged its members in other provinces, particularly Gauteng, to join the 600 expected to arrive from KwaZulu-Natal, and ... Read More

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Israel Approves New West Bank Settlement for previous Amona residents

Trump has pledged to solve the decades-long conflict, changing long-held US policy in support of a two-state solution when he said he would support either a two-state or a one-state solution, depending on what both sides wanted. Following the cabinet's decision to restrain construction within the West Bank in accordance with agreements made with the United States government, the Yesha Council claims that they approve continued settlement construction. Read More

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Trump hails 'tremendous progress' with China

Trump did not explain what differences had been narrowed between the two countries. The U.S. announced the missile barrage shortly after Trump and Xi wrapped up dinner Thursday. US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he believed he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had made progress in the bilateral US-China relationship during their first face-to-face talks. Read More

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Russian Federation and Assad Regime Denounce US Missile Strikes in Syria

Russian Federation and Assad Regime Denounce US Missile Strikes in Syria

US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires missiles on Syrian airfield. The missiles hit early on Friday morning and targeted the base's airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas, United States officials said. Rycroft called the US attack a proportionate response. The hope is that there will be no escalation of the conflict - particularly between the U.S. Read More

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Notre Dame Falls To Denver In Frozen Four

Notre Dame Falls To Denver In Frozen Four

In net, goalie Tanner Jaillet registered 16 saves. DU was utterly dominant in a 6-1 romp over the Fighting Irish in the second national semifinal game at the Chicago Blackhawks' arena, getting goals from all four lines in cruising to a 5-0 lead and setting up the all-National Collegiate Hockey Conference title game against Minnesota Duluth, a 2-1 victor over Harvard. Read More

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Haley says U.S. 'prepared to do more' in Syria

In 2013, when reports surfaced that Assad used sarin gas to kill his people, the deal to remove chemical weapons was meant to avert military action. The attack killed about 100 civilians, including many children. As a result of this unilateral action, the danger of a direct military clash with Russian Federation is much higher than it was in 2013. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said the attack would result in "major damage on U.S. Read More

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NWS confirms 17 tornadoes in Louisiana during April storms

The House approved the bill by voice vote Tuesday, sending it to the president. A wind advisory has been issued for Horry, Brunswick and Georgetown Counties, running from 8 a.m. Threats from the storm include 60 miles per hour wind gust and quarter-size hail, according to the weather service. Tonight will continue to see rain, thunder and lightning before a lull in the storms around midnight, but overnight (closer to 4-5am) a cold front will pass through, bringing more rain and storms to the ... Read More

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Serbia lead Spain 2-0 in Davis Cup

Serbia lead Spain 2-0 in Davis Cup

Having dominated for several years to rack up 12 Grand Slams after clinching his first French Open title last June, Djokovic then endured a dramatic loss of form that saw him ousted as world No 1 by Scotland's Andy Murray. Chardy, only France's ninth best singles player, was competing in his first Davis Cup singles rubber in six years. France can wrap up the tie on Saturday when Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau face Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot in the doubles. Read More

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U.N. says Syria action must abide by international law

U.N. says Syria action must abide by international law

The declarations contradict Russia's claim that it has suspended military "deconfliction" talks after the American cruise missile strikes on Syria . The Kremlin said just 23 of 59 missiles reached the air base, destroying six Syrian jets but leaving the runway intact. There, air traffic controllers and senior military officers are in contact with their Russian counterparts in Syria. Read More

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North Korea fires projectile into Sea of Japan: S. Korea

North Korea fires projectile into Sea of Japan: S. Korea

Seoul and Washington are now analysing both the missile type and the possible range of the missile launched by Pyongyang , the Yonhap news agency reported , adding that it was most likely a KN-15 medium range ballistic missile. A press release "is not going to prompt them to fire off more missiles", he said. Thae Yong-ho is one of the few notable deserters of North Korea's tyrant and has been out of the reclusive country for two decades now. Read More

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Truck driven into people on crowded street in Stockholm

Truck driven into people on crowded street in Stockholm

It came to rest in the entrance to the building. Thick smoke was rising from the scene. A man named Dimitris said two people were run over in the chaos. He was shot dead by police. A fifth victim, Andreea Cristea, who was knocked off the bridge and into the River Thames below, died after her life-support was switched off on Thursday afternoon. Read More

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Tornados and apparent twisters, rain, hail across Southeast

Two area school districts - the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools and Camden County Schools - have announced they'll be operating on a two-hour delay Thursday morning because of the anticipated severe weather. This produced numerous severe thunderstorms in parts of interior south and middle Georgia this afternoon, including reports of tornadoes touching down. Read More

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Teesta Waters Treaty Unlikely to Be Inked During Hasina's Visit

Teesta Waters Treaty Unlikely to Be Inked During Hasina's Visit

Construction of Padma and Ganges barrages, distribution of common river water, border management and fighting cross-border drugs and human trafficking are also among the issues likely to be discussed. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit Ajmer dargah in Rajasthan on Sunday. With Banerjee at loggerheads with Modi, India's internal political equation can ruin the chances of Teesta water sharing resolution. Read More

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Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

A number of members of President Donald Trump's administration have told The Daily Beast that Bannon has started to refer to the president's son-in-law, and advisor, Jared Kushner a "globalist" and " cuck ". "We are not making any staff changes and our team is focused on the President's agenda, not false palace intrigue stories", a White House official told The Hill. Read More

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