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NY approves tuition-free college for middle class

NY approves tuition-free college for middle class

Not just any school will do, a student availing of the program must be an undergraduate enrolled at a college that's part of The City University of New York ( CUNY ) or the State University of New York ( SUNY ) system. Lawmakers estimate that it will cost the state $163 million a year - but that figure could be higher, according to CNNMoney . They will still be responsible for other expenses related their education such as room and board if they live on campus. Read More

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Chinese experts play down chances of US-North Korea fighting

Chinese experts play down chances of US-North Korea fighting

Kishida said that Japan needs "to be fully prepared to take various measures". North Korea is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short- and medium-range missiles. North Korea will mark the " Day of the Sun " on April 15, to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder Kim Il Sung . Senior intelligence officials told NBC News on Thursday that the U.S. Read More

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Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured

Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured

Clarification emerged as to what the New York Giants will do with pick No. 23 in the National Football League draft: They will either package picks to move up, make a deal to move back or sit tight. "If a running back gets put in the right system, you put him in the right place, he can do a great amount of things for a team". Richardson's struggles were one reason 2013 marked the first time in 50 years a back was not picked in the first round. Read More

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Pence cites 'challenging times' to troops in American Samoa

But he made it clear on Saturday that the U.S. appreciated Australia's backing on North Korea. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Australia is beginning with a reaffirmation of the two allies' strong ties. North Korea was a dominant theme of this tour. The White House has reluctantly accepted the terms of the deal in the months since Mr Trump's call with Mr Turnbull, though the administration has insisted the refugees arriving from Australian undergo "extreme vetting". Read More

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Jittery EU Relieved, For Now, After French Vote

The French vote was being closely watched in Brussels as a bellwether following the election of Donald Trump as US President in November, and Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union in June. French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve tweeted his support for Macron, calling on voters to back him in the second round "to combat the National Front's disastrous project to take France backwards and to divide the French people". Read More

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Ibrahimovic and Rojo facing lengthy spells out with serious knee injuries

Ibrahimovic and Rojo facing lengthy spells out with serious knee injuries

Rojo's injury has made a big dent in his bid to silence the critics. "We have to respect that but they are important injuries". "I want to wait and I want to try to be optimistic, but I'm not". Let's hope, for the sake of the kitman, that no other United player suffers a serious injury. With Ibrahimovic sidelined winning the Europa League or leapfrogging City becomes that bit more hard, and should United fail to qualify for next season's Champions League Mourinho will undoubtedly have a ... Read More

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United Kingdom party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed

United Kingdom party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed

In an election campaign speech to supporters, she said the Crown Prosecution Service should be required to work to a "presumption of prosecution" of any parent whose daughter has suffered FGM. Former Liberal Democrat home office minister Lynne Featherstone said the approach was "horrifically heavy-handed". What we wouldn't do is go down the line of enforcing a blanket ban. Read More

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Spicer says Hitler comment 'inexcusable and reprehensible'

Spicer says Hitler comment 'inexcusable and reprehensible'

According to Stern, Spicer's stupidity shifted the conversation from Assad's atrocities against his own people to the question of how Spicer could "not know that Hitler marched his own people ... "I remember all the disgusting pictures coming out of World War I from battlefield use of gas and the gas masks and what it did to people. They fall for these things because they think it's really hot stuff and the public just can't wait to stick it to Sean Spicer , who 99 percent of the people ... Read More

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Trump administration denies Exxon a waiver for Russian Federation project

On Friday, April 21, 2017 , the Trump administration denied a request from Exxon Mobil to waive US sanctions against Russian Federation and allow it to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. ExxonMobil has sought permission to drill in several areas that are now off limits, including the Black Sea. Trump has been keen to improve ties with Russian president Vladimir Putin, but the relationship has soured since the U.S. Read More

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Hungry caterpillar Joins fight against plastic pollution

Hungry caterpillar Joins fight against plastic pollution

Scientists have discovered that a caterpillar-like wax worm can degrade polyethylene, an observation that they are hoping will lead to novel strategies to manage the world's mountains of plastic garbage that now go into urban landfills. Polyethylene now accounts for 40 percent of total demand for plastic products across Europe alone. It's a remarkable find, one that could offer a plausible way of biodegrading the substantial amount of plastic pollution that increasingly clogs our landfills ... Read More

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Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger, says Ramsey

Arsenal want to win FA Cup for Wenger, says Ramsey

Arsenal will fight for silverware this season after beating Manchester 2-1 in the semi-final of the FA Cup. The 22-year-old right-back moved to Arsenal from the prolific La Masia academy in 2011, but has been linked with a return to his childhood side since the Catalans lost Dani Alves to Juventus during last summer's transfer window. Read More

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Trump's 100 days: A rattled establishment, some surprises

Trump waffled on whether he should be held accountable for the 100-day plan he outlined with great fanfare in his campaign's closing days, suggesting his " Contract with the American Voter " wasn't really his idea to begin with. He says he has surprised even himself with some recent self-discipline: He has stopped watching what he perceives as his negative coverage on CNN and MSNBC, he said . Read More

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Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process

But the Australian Prime Minister has said that 'Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs'. In the previous year, 95,758 foreign workers were employed in Australia through the 457 visa programme. Any conduct inconsistent with Australian values will be considered as part of the citizenship process. The current "civics" test for would-be Australians would be expanded to include issues such as domestic violence, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said. Read More

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High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

Ossoff was the clear leader once the dust settled in Tuesday's crowded special election for the Georgia House seat once held by Republican Tom Price , now Trump's health secretary. Presidents change and lawmakers come and go, but The Washington Times is always here, and FREE online. With just two candidates in the race, Republicans are vowing to close ranks behind Handel's candidacy. Read More

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Trump greets freed Egyptian-American prisoner in welcome video

Trump greets freed Egyptian-American prisoner in welcome video

Aya and her husband, the founders of an NGO which looked after street children, had been charged with human trafficking, abduction, and sexual abuse for pornography, among other accusations. The administration had quietly negotiated Hijazi's release in recent weeks, according to the Washington Post . Hijazi, 30, sat next to Trump in the Oval Office for a meeting that also included Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, her husband, Jared Kushner, and Dina Powell, the top White House aide who ... Read More

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Anzac Day and its traditions remain critical

Anzac Day and its traditions remain critical

Penguin dawn service starts at 6.00am at the cenotaph followed by the main service at 11am, a breakfast at the Penguin Sports and Services Club will follow the dawn service . Persistent rain kept crowd numbers down at Melbourne's biggest dawn service . Anzac Day is a chance to celebrate the courage, determination and perseverance of those who served, fought and gave their lives in the military. Read More

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Labour Has (Eventually) Ruled Out A Second Referendum On Brexit

Labour Has (Eventually) Ruled Out A Second Referendum On Brexit

Polls put May's Conservatives about 20 points ahead of their rivals, which is enough to win a majority that could be over 100 seats, but the prime minister said she was not complacent. "Let's be clear - the 0.7 percent remains, and will remain", she said. "We expect to have the Brexit guidelines adopted by the European Council on April 29 and, following that, the Brexit negotiating directives ready on May 22". Read More

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Rose In Florida Last Year

Anti-Semitic Incidents Rose In Florida Last Year

A new study by the Anti-Defamation League, which specializes in combating anti-Semitism, finds that anti-Semitic bullying and vandalism have increased by 86 percent since the start of 2017, according to a report by NBC News . "The fliers try to appeal to white college students by focusing on alleged dangers facing white Americans, including demographic changes and 'white guilt.' Two white supremacist groups, Identity Evropa and American Vanguard, as well as individuals connected to a white ... Read More

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Equity markets, euro rally after French election

Equity markets, euro rally after French election

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen won 21.30 percent, conservative candidate Francois Fillon 20.01 percent and far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon 19.58 percent. Mr Macron now has no elected support base and his programme will depend on his ability to forge a coalition of like-minded legislators. "We need to be humble ". Read More

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UK election will strengthen government's hand in EU talks, May says

May has called for a snap June 8 General Election, seeking to strengthen her hand in ongoing European Union exit talks and tighten her grip on a fractious Conservative Party. John Drinnan: When does plain talk become hate speech? . PM Theresa May reversed her longstanding promise not to go to the polls early. In his first keynote speech of the campaign, Mr Corbyn will insist Labour can "change the direction of this election" by "putting the interests of the majority first". Read More

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North Korea detains U.S. citizen, the 3rd American being held there

North Korea detains U.S. citizen, the 3rd American being held there

The university says Kim's detention has nothing to do with his academic work. The teacher, who is reportedly in his late 50s, is the third United States citizen to have been detained in the recent past. All of them were grabbed by North Korean security forces as they attempted to fly out of Pyongyang airport. He has since been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a political sign from a hotel wall. Read More

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When US President Trump gets a sharp nudge from First Lady Melania

When US President Trump gets a sharp nudge from First Lady Melania

Mr. Trump has focused on building up the US military and projecting American strength around the globe, as tensions with North Korea and Syria overshadow the festive event at the White House. National Anthem. "We're going to come out and join you, enjoy your company for a roll - a great Easter Egg Roll". According to the US Flag Code, citizens are obliged to put their right hand over their hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem - something that the Leader of the ... Read More

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Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuke testing

Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuke testing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after the phone call, told reporters he would "continue to maintain close contact with the U.S., and maintain an advanced alert monitoring system". "China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea", President Trump said in a tweet Friday, "so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will". Read More

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European Union relief as Macron tops 1st round of French polls

European Union relief as Macron tops 1st round of French polls

A one-on-one against an ex-banker backed by politicians of all stripes wanting to form a dam against the FN gives Le Pen the ideal opportunity to boost her anti-establishment appeal, even if pollsters say that is not enough for her to win. In the days before the poll , speculation had grown that far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon might have a chance after his popularity surged in the final moments, which would have meant a race between the far right and the far left. Read More

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Israeli-American Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Threats Charged in US

Israeli-American Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Threats Charged in US

Most of the so-called "robo-hoaxes" involved coordinated calls with an automated, recorded message, making a threat in a heavily manipulated voice. He was arrested after a joint probe by United States and Israeli authorities. "This kind of behavior is not a prank, and it isn't harmless". The indictment at a court in Georgia charges the suspect with providing false information to the police, three counts of threatening phone calls, and cyberstalking. Read More

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