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Spicer apologizes for Hitler comment that angered many

A few hours later, a contrite Spicer appeared on United States television expressing regret for the comments, which in the hours after he made them were greeting with growing outrage and demands for his resignation. Spicer's comments spurred much outrage online, especially given that it is Passover. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi demanded Spicer be fired. Read More

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North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan

The North has fired missiles when South Korea hosted the 2010 Group of 20 summit and other events, and while top US officials were traveling in the region. Initial U.S. and South Korean assessments had indicated it was an advanced KN-15 medium-range missile, whose first known test by North Korea was in February. Read More

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Fun times at Easter egg hunt

The kids then swap out their finds for treat-filled eggs donated by local Lions Clubs. Unfortunately, due to the past years unruly crowds, we will not be having the egg hunt this year. In between hunting for eggs, the kids were able to take pictures with the Easter bunny or enjoy the bouncy houses, all free of charge thanks to the city of Biloxi's parks and recreation department. Read More

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Hillary Clinton says Vladimir Putin helped influence United States election

Comparing herself with Mary Mallon, who was isolated after she became the first person in USA to be diagnosed with typhoid, Clinton said that public opinion changed when she showed interest in running for the White House. It was her first public interview since she lost the presidential election. She reflected on what it has been like to observe the climate that has surrounded her former political opponent: "As a person I'm OK". Read More

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India, Australia Vow to Jointly Fight Terror, Cooperate in Aviation Security

India, Australia Vow to Jointly Fight Terror, Cooperate in Aviation Security

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was all praises for his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, saying that Modi is leading the country on the path of growth and development. Turnbull flew into the financial capital after his engagements in New Delhi and drove straight to the TCS campus located near the airport. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Turnbull. Read More

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Community gathers for candlelight vigil in honor of North Park shooting victims

Community gathers for candlelight vigil in honor of North Park shooting victims

The San Bernardino community was asking for teddy bear donations to welcome students back to school after a deadly shooting claimed the lives of a special needs teacher and an 8-year-old student Tuesday, April 11, 2017. A candlelight vigil was planned for the victims Tuesday evening at North Park Elementary. Anderson also killed one of Smith's students, eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez , and left another nine-year-old student injured. Read More

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It's National Grilled Cheese Day

It's National Grilled Cheese Day

There were long line-ups at the Grilled Cheese Social Eatery on Dunlop St. E.as Barrie residents appeared to honour the classic sandwich's day of recognition. Tom + Chee has a Lancaster location in the Overlook Town Center off Fruitville Pike. "It adds stability to the sandwich and it looks good, so there's high appeal there". Read More

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Malayalam compulsory in Kerala schools

Malayalam compulsory in Kerala schools

Kerala on Tuesday promulgated an ordinance making Malayalam a compulsory subject in all schools in the state up to Class X. It says that schools that do not comply will lose their NOC. The ordinance says that no school should have any sign boards, regulations or propaganda saying that only a particular language will have to be spoken inside the campus. Read More

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Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top US priority

Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top US priority

It was our intention to degrade Syrian's capability to perform chemical attacks. After last Tuesday's chemical attack, Mr. Trump said his attitude toward Mr. Earlier, US Defense Secretary James Mattis stressed that he personally reviewed the intelligence on the chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province and the Syrian government was guilty of the crime, however, he did not come forth with evidence to back his claim. Read More

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Wednesday, April 12th Forecast: More showers today along with gusty south winds

Snow levels will fall to around 5,400' by Wednesday afternoon, then 3,700' by Thursday morning, and 2,500' by early Friday morning. The good news is that we are looking at a relatively dry forecast for the next several days. I am pushing the chance for rain and storms into Monday and Tuesday of next week. Skies will average out partly to mostly cloudy in southern NH. Highs will be mostly in the low 80s. Read More

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Canada commemorates centenary of pivotal Vimy WWI battle

Unburdened by a history of warfare, the Canadians looked at war differently and adopted new tactics such as the creeping barrage while entrusting the battleplan for the first time to even the lowliest privates. Among them are members of Liberation Tours, based in Georgina, who took in the moving and stark image of rows upon row of empty boots placed on the Vimy memorial to represent the almost 3,600 who died in what is considered a seminal moment in Canadian history. Read More

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Coachella audience not smart enough for Kate Bush

Coachella audience not smart enough for Kate Bush

It'd certainly be a scoop booking for any festival, but apparently America's biggest music event turned down the English singer because people wouldn't "understand". "I'll say, 'She's never played here, and she just did 30 shows in the United Kingdom for the first time since the late 70s". Tollett maintains a hands-on role in the Coachella lineup; The New Yorker reports that he personally curated and booked all 150 artists playing this year's festival . Read More

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Australia, India To Push Ahead With Trade Talks

A pact to significantly expand counter-terror cooperation was among six agreements India and Australia inked on Monday as the two countries called for strong action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups. He said Australia was helping India in its water management policy while sharing expertise in the area of renewable energy. While the re-instatement of Australia in the Malabar exercises, comprising of India, the USA and Japan, will have to wait for some time, Modi ... Read More

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Neil Gorsuch being sworn in as 113th Supreme Court justice

Gorsuch becomes the 113th justice in Supreme Court history, filling the ninth seat on the bench that had been vacant since the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost 14 months ago. The official filibuster was enacted April 6, and that same day the Senate Republicans invoked the "nuclear option", a procedural precedent that ended the option of a filibuster for Supreme Court nominees to require only a simple majority of votes, rather than the usual 60 votes to end debate. Read More

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Senate confirms Gorsuch as 9th SCOTUS judge

Senate confirms Gorsuch as 9th SCOTUS judge

No. 2, it's genius, in that order, because he knew how much criticism he would get", said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. There is no reasonable justification for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's failure previous year to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's nomination of the moderate and highly qualified Judge Merrick Garland to that seat. Read More

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China offers concessions to avert trade war with US

U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to punish China over trade have been displaced by a pledge to negotiate after hearing the perspective of his counterpart Xi Jinping. On Saturday Trump tweeted "it was a great honor to have President Xi" at his home and that a friendship was forged between the two leaders, "but only time will tell on trade". Read More

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Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Ahmadinejad made the comments at a Wednesday news conference after stunning election officials by registering. Speaking after submitting his paperwork Mr Ahmadinejad said he was "committed to my moral promise" of not running and was only helping his close confident and former Vice-President, Hamid Baqai, who registered alongside him. Read More

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AL Supreme Court: Bentley impeachment hearings can begin Monday

AL Supreme Court: Bentley impeachment hearings can begin Monday

The order allows the House Judiciary Committee to continue with its schedule of impeachment. The proceedings are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. The Alabama Ethics Commission Wednesday found probable cause that the governor had violated ethics and campaign finance laws, and referred charges to the Montgomery County District Attorney for consideration. Read More

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Xi, Trump discussed situation in Syria during meeting in US

The only other foreign leader to be hosted at Mar-a-Lago during Trump's presidency so far is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a close USA ally. Trump's meeting with China's president on Friday was highly-anticipated on the heels of Trump's campaign, during which he repeatedly blasted China for currency manipulation and unfair trade policies with the US. Read More

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Hamilton Beats Vettel to Win Chinese Grand Prix

He ran as high as second behind Hamilton and fended off late-race pressure from team mate Daniel Ricciardo to finish third and give Red Bull their 100th podium place. "Grazie a tutti!" said Vettel over the radio. Lance Stroll, the 18-year-old rookie, spun off the track on the first lap after making contact with Force India's Sergio Perez. Read More

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Trump says former Obama official may have committed a crime

Trump says former Obama official may have committed a crime

Trump did not make clear what crime he was accusing Rice of committing. "It's such an important story for our country and the world", Trump added. "It is one of the big stories of our time ". And as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, there could very well have been legitimate reasons for her to ask to unmask individuals in these intelligence reports, which are part of her job. Read More

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"Serious explosives" rock bus carrying German soccer team

The police chief for the German city of Dortmund says it's not clear yet who was behind the explosions that rocked a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team and left a player injured. A window of Dortmund's team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 . Read More

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Putin says U.S. preparing more strikes on Syria

Putin says U.S. preparing more strikes on Syria

Now we return to the USA missile strikes on Syria and what the Trump administration's options for dealing with that now-six-year-old civil war. Over the last several years, he repeatedly warned against United States military intervention into the Syrian conflict, sending tweets like, "We should stay the hell out of Syria, the "rebels" are just as bad as the current regime". Read More

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North Korea 'Looking for Trouble,' US Will 'Solve the Problem'

North Korea 'Looking for Trouble,' US Will 'Solve the Problem'

Its dispatch to the Korean Peninsula comes amid increased tensions with North Korea, whose rapidly developing missile and military nuclear programs have unnerved Washington. Delegates from around the North have been arriving in Pyongyang ahead of the assembly session. Pyongyang is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the United States mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five nuclear tests, two of them past year. Read More

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Monaco shows full support to Dortmund after explosions

The chief executive of Borussia Dortmund said Bartra was injured on the arm and hand. German police are working on the assumption that explosions which rocked the Borussia Dortmund team bus were caused by "serious explosive devices". Separately, security was also being tightened at another major Champions League clash in Germany on Wednesday - between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Read More

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