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Jurors Set to Begin Deliberations in Hernandez Murder Trial

Jurors Set to Begin Deliberations in Hernandez Murder Trial

Their star witness, convicted drug dealer Alexander Bradley , testified that he left the club with Hernandez and was sitting next to him in a vehicle when he yelled to get the men's attention and then shot them dead. Bradley, who lost an eye in that shooting, initially denied knowing who had shot him but later identified Hernandez as the alleged shooter in a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages. Read More

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Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

Last month, Ms Yousafzai said she had received an offer to study politics, philosophy and economics at a United Kingdom university, on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels. 10, 2014, after she was named as victor of The Nobel Peace Prize. She also became the youngest U.N. Messenger of Peace, joining a distinguished group including actors Michael Douglas and Leonardo Dicaprio, primatologist Jane Goodall and musicians Daniel Barenboim and Yo-Yo Ma. Read More

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Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

Gorsuch takes Supreme Court seat after divisive confirmation

One Supreme Court commentator quipped that Gorsuch may have been referring to Judge Merrick Garland, whom former President Barack Obama chose to fill the Scalia seat but who was historically denied even a hearing by Senate Republicans. Gorsuch will be sworn in as the nation's the 113th justice April 10. Gorsuch then thanked Trump, his family, friends, the White House Counsel's office, his law clerks, and his team for their support during "months and miles trooping through the Senate". Read More

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Michigan Hockey Coach Red Berenson announces retirement after 33 seasons

Michigan Hockey Coach Red Berenson announces retirement after 33 seasons

Berenson accomplished that and much more during his time with the Wolverines . While at Michigan, Berenson compiled a record of 828-426-92, appeared in 11 Frozen Fours and won the national championship in 1996 and "98". Berenson holds two degrees from the University of MI, his bachelor's degree from the School of Business Administration in 1962 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1966. Read More

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Congress goes on break, Trump awaits big progress on agenda

Congress goes on break, Trump awaits big progress on agenda

I am writing to request that you call the House back in session immediately to debate any decision to place our men and women in uniform in harm's way. On Friday, Rubio said the strike ordered by Trump had "strong national security and legal justifications", noting that the Syrian government had violated treaties by using chemical weapons and put American troops stationed there in danger. Read More

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Violent clashes break out ahead of rally by far-right Le Pen

Violent clashes break out ahead of rally by far-right Le Pen

The British capital was where Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the free French forces, lived in exile during World War II while France's Vichy regime collaborated with Nazi Germany. The bicycle velodrome was a stadium where a majority of the victims were temporarily confined. In July 1995, French president Jacques Chirac apologized for the roundup and admitted the responsibility of the French state. Read More

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Senate Confirms Gorsuch as McConnell Takes Victory Lap

Senate Confirms Gorsuch as McConnell Takes Victory Lap

Sen. Cory Gardner (R) voted to confirm Gorsuch, while Democratic Sen. Democrats opposed Gorsuch in part because Senate Republicans blocked former President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, last year. Gorsuch will be administered the judicial oath in a public ceremony later on Monday by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell then appealed the rule that 60 votes are necessary to bypass a filibuster. Read More

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Donald Trump: Only time will tell on US-China trade

Donald Trump: Only time will tell on US-China trade

But Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters that China repeated its opposition to the THAAD deployment. It claims its nuclear weapons are a necessary deterrent to the USA military threat. Hours after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base, the White House was quick to say that the strike sent a strong signal not just to the war-torn Arab state, but to the rest of the world, as reported in The Financial Times . Read More

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U.S. combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria

A leading Syrian opposition group is calling on the US -led coalition to stop targeting residential areas in and around Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital. USA -backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they have captured the Tabqa air base in northern Syria from Islamic State militants. Although several groups blamed coalition air strikes the coalition claimed it had no information that it had struck civilians near Raqqa but said the reports would be investigated. Read More

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Egypt's Sisi says three-month state of emergency to be declared

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement Sunday that "the aim of the perpetrators, to drive a wedge between people of different faiths living peacefully side-by-side, mustn't be allowed to happen". Israel has grown closer to the Egyptian leadership over shared interests in the region, including Iran's growing influence. There were bloodstains on the floor of the church in Tanta, next to shredded wooden benches. Read More

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Following London Attack, UK Wants WhatsApp Backdoor

Following London Attack, UK Wants WhatsApp Backdoor

One such situation, Rudd believes, is if Masood used WhatsApp to send or receive a message related to the Westminster attack. There may be difficulties in taking on technology companies - in the United States, officials have been trying to make USA technology firms provide a way around encryption, talks that have intensified since a mass shooting in San Bernardino. Read More

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European Union 27 sign Rome Summit declaration

European Union 27 sign Rome Summit declaration

The EU has often done this in practice in the past, with only 19 nations in the eurozone and not all members participating in the Schengen zone of borderless travel. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, the host of the summit, said over the past dozen years the EU's development had stalled. It comes amid a domestic row over Government plans to give ministers controversial "Henry VIII" powers to change European Union laws as they are repatriated to Britain without full parliamentary ... Read More

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Netanyahu vows to move ahead on new settlement plan

Israel's pro-settlement government, which had sharp differences with Barack Obama administration on the issue, felt emboldened when Donald Trump took office in January. When Netanyahu visited the White house in February, Trump said he would like to see Israel "hold back on settlements a little bit". A White House official was quoted by The Times of Israel as saying that talks between Israel and the US on limiting settlement construction were ongoing, but the Amona decision may have ... Read More

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Drake, the Chainsmokers lead with 22 Billboard Award nods

Drake, the Chainsmokers lead with 22 Billboard Award nods

Another exciting race is shaping up in the Top Billboard 200 Album category with the following nominees: Beyoncé, Lemonade; Drake, Views; Rihanna, Anti; Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface and The Weeknd, Starboy . WizKid & Kyla , "One Dance"; Justin Timberlake, " Can't Stop the Feeling! " and Twenty One Pilots , " Heathens ". The Billboard Music Awards winners will be revealed May 21 with the award show airing on ABC at 8PM ET/PT. Read More

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Russian police arrest 3 suspected of links to subway bombing

Petersburg said an explosive device found in an apartment building during a raid has been diffused by authorities. Police found and deactivated it, and Dzhalilov's DNA was found on the bag. Petersburg metropolitan system. Russia's health minister on Tuesday raised the death toll from 11 to 14 and said 49 people are still in hospital. The head of Russia's investigative committee Alexander Bastrykin asked officials to look into any potential "links" between the alleged attacker and IS, AFP ... Read More

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One For Arthur wins The Grand National

Lucinda Russell became the fourth woman to train the victor of the Grand National at Aintree - and the third in nine editions - when her eight-year-old One For Arthur saluted in the 170th running of the event on Sunday morning (AEDT). Saint Are (25-1) was third and Blaklion, the race favourite at 8-1, finished fourth. I was not particularly anxious and I was hoping that, in a positive way, Arthur's experience would make him respect the Aintree fences more. Read More

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Wonga warns borrowers after data breach

Wonga warns borrowers after data breach

The theft is of personal data such as names, email addresses, phone numbers and bank account numbers. As well as 250,000 United Kingdom customers, a further 25,000 customers in Poland were also potentially affected. The police, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and the FCA have been alerted. 'We believe there may have been illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of our customers , ' the company explained in a short page on what it has termed "the incident". Read More

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US, Canada and Mexico confirm joint 2026 World Cup hosting bid

US, Canada and Mexico confirm joint 2026 World Cup hosting bid

After the tainted vote in December 2010 that awarded the 2018 event to Russian Federation and 2022 to Qatar, the decision was returned to the Congress, now 211 members. The other tricky part of creating the bid was the negotiations between the countries. However, since they hosted the last two World Cups (South Africa and Brazil, respectively), it's hard seeing what country from either of those confederations could beat this North American bid. Read More

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Australian man tries to escape after running out on dinner bill

Australian man tries to escape after running out on dinner bill

According to BBC , the MC reportedly racked up almost $600 in food charges at the Omeros Bros restaurant, but allegedly dove into the water and swam away by the time it came to his table. Apparently the lobsters were "overcooked". The restaurant said it prides itself on perfectly cooking lobsters. " Oh God! By himself? " exclaimed the magistrate in whose court Peck landed, at the alleged figure of $621 Australian dollars, roughly $465 in American currency. Read More

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Alleged EVM tampering: Opposition parties to meet EC

Alleged EVM tampering: Opposition parties to meet EC

Leaders of various opposition parties today met in Parliament and made a decision to jointly meet the Election Commission, demanding that their concerns on the issue be addressed. Opposition leaders have been demanding that VVPAT be introduced in all future elections. The parties said that there is a consensus among the political parties on the mode of conduct of elections, "which for the present, is against the EVMs and in favour of reverting to the original practice of voting by paper ... Read More

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Russia bans images of Putin linked to 'gay clown' meme

Russia bans images of Putin linked to 'gay clown' meme

James Stavridis told radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in NY. On Tuesday, an alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria's Idlib province claimed the lives of some 80 people and inflicted harm on an additional 200 civilians. "US actions further destroy Russia-US relations", she added. The airstrikes "are an immensely unsafe episode in the relationship between Russia and the United States, not least because they potentially bring into contact Russian forces who are on the ground in Syria ... Read More

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Boris Johnson Cancels Trip To Moscow Over Situation In Syria

In the wake of President Trump's ordering missile strikes against a Syrian air base, senior USA officials appear to be sending mixed signals on the administration's stance toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "There seems to be a difference between what Ambassador Haley is saying, and what she said last night that Assad really has no future, and what I heard this morning from Secretary Tillerson". Read More

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South African president accuses protesters of racism

South African president accuses protesters of racism

Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle, in which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was sacked, will further discourage companies from investing in South Africa and could weaken "standards of governance and public finances", Fitch said. Some veterans of the ANC's armed wing, which dates back to the anti-apartheid struggle, have gathered outside the party's headquarters in Johannesburg, British Broadcaster, BBC reported. Read More

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping announce plan to avoid trade row

Mr Trump's trip to China will take place "at a later date", Mr Tillerson added. "The missile strikes yesterday in Syria do send a message both to China and to North Korea that this administration is prepared to take decisive actions", said Tony Blinken, former deputy secretary of state, during a phone interview with VOA Friday, "and that may be a valuable message". Read More

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