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Nancy Pelosi calls for Sean Spicer to be fired over Hitler remarks

Nancy Pelosi calls for Sean Spicer to be fired over Hitler remarks

On Monday, he suggested that Trump could take military action if Assad were to drop more barrel bombs - a regular occurrence in Syria's brutal war and a red line that would nearly immediately be breached, making U.S. "Until you've stood at that podium, you have no idea how hard it is day in and day out to never make a mistake", said Ari Fleischer, the press secretary to George W. Read More

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UNSC to vote on Syria chemical attack investigation

The new measure would require "full cooperation with the investigation" of the apparent attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun, British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said on Twitter. The April 4 chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town in Idlib province left almost 90 people dead. The UN Security Council last week discussed three separate draft texts but failed to agree on a way forward and there was no vote on any of the measures. Read More

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First in Asia: Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs

First in Asia: Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs

Taiwan on Tuesday raised the penalty for animal abuse and became the first country in Asia to ban the consumption of dogs and cats. The Animal Protection Act was sponsored by Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu-min, who said that measures banning dog and cat meat consumption were already implemented locally, but the legislation needed to be expanded nationally. Read More

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Panel ties oil-wealth bill to passage of oil, tax measures

Panel ties oil-wealth bill to passage of oil, tax measures

In a news release Sunday evening, Armstead, R-Kanawha, urged Justice to sign the $4.1 billion budget measure that relied largely on spending cuts and less on new taxes or tax increases to address an nearly $500 million revenue shortfall. If vetoed, the leadership in both houses will work with the governor to come up with something that will ultimately pass in both houses, Anderson said. Read More

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Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest

Past demonstrations were sometimes planned weeks in advance to guarantee high turnout. Protesters have flooded the streets of the capital Caracas for more than a week, protesting power grabs by Maduro's socialist government. "The right wing's treason of our national interests is cause for indignation", Maduro said. At least 51 people were arrested nationwide in Saturday's protest clashes, 17 of whom were released, the NGO Criminal Justice Forum said. Read More

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Sheriff's Video Threatening Heroin Dealers Goes Viral

Sheriff's Video Threatening Heroin Dealers Goes Viral

Then he taunted the dealers: "Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight's the night the SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges", Grinnell, a Republican who was elected in November, says in the video . "But I can't watch this video, why do you look like terrorists in this video? You might also want to hire someone to spell-check your videos". Sheriff Peyton Grinnell turned to social media to talk about it, and it went viral. Read More

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Dion Jordan signs with Seahawks

Dion Jordan signs with Seahawks

USA Today Sports first reported Jordan's agreement with the Seahawks. Jordan projects as a strongside linebacker in the Seahawks' base defense and a defensive end in their sub packages. Jordan was expected to book end the Miami pass rush with Cameron Wake , plus use his versatility to be able to drop into coverage with some of the top tight ends and wide receivers in the league. Read More

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Several injured in Sarasota school bus crash

Several injured in Sarasota school bus crash

On board were 12 special needs students, varying in age from elementary school to 20 years-old. The two adults and seven of the students were rushed to local hospitals. Parents of all of the injured students, except one, were at the hospital with their children, Leatherman said. The bus has seat belts, but Ferguson could not say definitively whether the students were wearing them. Read More

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No changes to Arab peace plan in offing: Palestinian FM

No changes to Arab peace plan in offing: Palestinian FM

The US president has said a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians is a priority but has recently said he would accept a one or two-state solution whereas Arab leaders on Wednesday remained committed to a two-state solution. On the eve of the summit on Tuesday, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and USA president Donald Trump's adviser Jason Greenblatt had what Mr Greenblatt described as a "very positive" meeting. Read More

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G-7 ministers aim to press Russian Federation to stop backing Assad

G-7 ministers aim to press Russian Federation to stop backing Assad

Moscow has sought to deflect blame from its long-time ally Assad over the alleged chemical attack and says Syrian jets struck a rebel arms depot where "toxic substances" were being put inside bombs. Senior national security officials at the White House said on Tuesday that "it is clear the Russians are trying to cover up what happened" in Syria via a "disinformation campaign" following a chemical weapons attack the USA believes was carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad early last week. Read More

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Sudan offers condolences to victims of Egyptian church bombings

Speaker Abdel-Aal said that "an worldwide conference on terrorism will be held very soon, and Egypt will take the opportunity at this conference to publicly name countries highly suspected of funding terrorist activities". Women cry during the funeral for those killed in a Palm Sunday church attack in Alexandria Egypt, at the Mar Amina church, Monday, April 10, 2017. Coptic priests, boy scouts, and mourners carrying flowers joined a procession into the church, the pace set by a beat of snare ... Read More

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Trump to China: Help on North Korea for a good trade deal

Trump to China: Help on North Korea for a good trade deal

North Korea has put on a fearless face, saying it is not deterred by the USA move. A military source said that as of April 10 there was no change in the deployment of the USA military in South Korea. The Trump administration is reviewing its policy towards North Korea and has said all options are on the table , including military strikes, but U.S. Read More

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

In a significant shift from the White House's stance on the Syrian president - just a week ago the Trump administration acknowledged the "political reality" of Assad remaining in power - Ms Haley said that Mr Assad must go. On TV talk shows Sunday, top Trump administration officials discussed the potential for more military action against Syria, and promised to press Moscow on its commitment to reduce Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. Read More

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North American trio seek to avoid rival World Cup bids

North American trio seek to avoid rival World Cup bids

Even the specter of Trump's immigration policies is not necessarily a negative given that the president would be at least two and possibly six years removed from office by the time the tournament begins. Q: Who is the North American bid competing against? The 1994 World Cup here still holds the record for total attendance (3.6 million) despite it being the last tournament with 24 teams and 52 total matches. Read More

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North Korea holds annual parliamentary meeting amid USA pressure

North Korea holds annual parliamentary meeting amid USA pressure

The same report also notes the current South Korean political crisis (in which the conservative President Park Geun-hye has been impeached), could pose a problem for United States plans for a harder stance on North Korea . North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any aggression by the US. In May 2016, more than 100 foreign journalists were invited to cover a congress of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, but only 30 were allowed briefly ... Read More

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Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

But the public event at the White House , which was attended by all eight other justices and several conservative activists, was an opportunity for Trump to wring maximum public credit from Gorsuch's confirmation. Justice Gorsuch, who once clerked for Justice Kennedy, will be the first member of the court to serve alongside his former boss. The swearing-in ceremony Monday morning in the Rose Garden of the White House came almost 14 months after the seat was left vacant with the ... Read More

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Barcelona stunned as Real Madrid grab top spot

But Neymar sarcastically applauded the fourth official as he walked off the pitch meaning he has been handed an extra game suspension. Referee Gil Manzano included Neymar's sarcastic reaction in his report to the Spanish federation's competition committee, which met on Tuesday to rule on the case. Read More

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Musician J. Geils, dies at MA home

He was found dead in his Groton, Mass. home Tuesday, TMZ reports. Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure, Palma said. Geils initially formed The J. The band was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the fourth time last fall but once again was not selected as part of the 2017 class. I hope that we make it in. Read More

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United States strikes on Syria 'unforgivable act of aggression', says North Korea

United States strikes on Syria 'unforgivable act of aggression', says North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. North Korea says a USA missile strike on Syria "proves a million times over" that it was right to strengthen its nuclear programme. While the timing was largely coincidental, the fact that U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the strike while hosting a summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping carried particular resonance given that the North's nuclear ambitions -- and how best to thwart them -- was among the top agenda items of their meeting. Read More

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More than 200 killed in Colombia avalanche

More than 200 killed in Colombia avalanche

Entire families were wiped out. Firefighters and rescuers cover with a blanket the body of a woman in Mocoa, Colombia, Sunday, April 2, 2017. "They disappeared when it happened and I haven't been able to find them". Street vendor Marta Ceballos told the Agence France-Presse she survived but is haunted by the memory. Juan Chanchi de Ruiz, 74, said the noise of the surging flood woke her up and gave her enough time to get to higher ground. Read More

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'Blue Alert' issued by Newcomberstown Police, police officer mis

'Blue Alert' issued by Newcomberstown Police, police officer mis

The shooting happened at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in Newcomerstown, a village in Tuscarawas County. The officer was investigating a possible meth lab, according to the New Philadelphia Times Reporter . Police say Chaz Gillilan, 28, turned himself in to Newcomerstown Police after a Blue Alert was issued. A man who authorities originally said was a suspect in the case, Chaz Gillilan, has been cleared, according to the chief. Read More

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Clinton chides Trump on Syrian refugee ban after strike

Hillary Clinton advocates airstrikes at the Women in the World summit in NY. Speaking at the Women in the World summit in New York City yesterday, before Trump's announcement of air strikes on a Syrian airfield, Clinton said she and then Central Intelligence Agency director Leon Panetta had unsuccessfully lobbied for the United States to take action against Assad's regime in 2012. Read More

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UK's Johnson cancels Moscow visit after Syria gas attack

The White House says that Trump spoke with South Korea's Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn about US strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack by President Bashar Assad's government on civilians. The attack was the first direct US assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year war there. The US cruise missile strikes on Friday were in retaliation to the gas attack, but Mr Lavrov accused America of threatening global security. Read More

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Russian Federation says it wants 'productive talks' with US

Russian Federation says it wants 'productive talks' with US

Diplomats gathered in Italy as USA officials in Washington floated the possibility of new sanctions on the Syrian and Russian military, plus the threat of additional US military action if Assad's government continues attacking civilians. airstrikes in Syria if the Assad regime carried out more chemical weapon attacks . The United States has sought to downplay expectations for the trip or the likelihood that the USA will leave with any concessions from Russian Federation regarding its ... Read More

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Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: Sushma Swaraj warns Pakistan of dire consequences

This is an act of premeditated murder, said Swaraj in Rajya Sabha. Condemning the death sentence, Singh told the Lower House that how Jadhav can be a spy when he had a valid Indian visa. As proof, they said Jadhav has an Indian passport. Pakistan's army released a video shortly after Jadhav's arrest last year in which he confessed to having spent years sowing unrest in Pakistan. Read More

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