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South Korea deploys parts of US missile defense

North Korea has bolstered the case for the system, with dozens of missile launches over the past year, all of which have South Korea easily within range. One resident was conducted away by police, with about 10 others being wounded while attempting to block the entrance that started at around midnight. Read More

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Memphians Flock To Church For Good Friday Service

Easter, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday are held on our around the week-long Jewish festival of Passover. Over the years the custom evolved and has become more of a pastime enjoyed by children. Each of the disciples of Jesus observed for the last time a Sabbath of this nature. He identified the matzah and cup of wine as his body soon to be sacrificed and his blood soon to be shed. Read More

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Council of Europe assembly votes to monitor Turkey again

Council of Europe assembly votes to monitor Turkey again

She stressed that the monitoring process is not "punishment" but a bid to strengthen dialogue with Turkey. The report was adopted with 113 votes in favor and 45 against. It is purely a political decision", said government spokesman Numan Kurtulmus on public TV channel TRT. He also said Turkey deserved more support from the assembly, as it hosts some 3 million refugees from Syria. Read More

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UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

Humanitarian groups say any additional global aid is only a stopgap and have called for a political solution to end the war. "As the front line steadily shifts north along the Red Sea coast and the risk of an assault on Hodeidah city and surrounding areas looms, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, as well as Huthi-Saleh forces and other parties, must refrain from carrying out indiscriminate or disproportionate attacks". Read More

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Father killed baby daughter and posted footage on Facebook

A gruesome murder comes nearly a week after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted " a lot more " needed to be done to prevent murder videos from appearing on the social network. Three men were shot past year in Norfolk while one was broadcasting live on the website. The company said at the time that they were "working on improving our review processes" and "we know we need to do better". Read More

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Defense chief, top general: U.S. needs to confront Russian Federation in Afghanistan

Gen. John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan , recently told a Congressional hearing that he needed several thousand more global troops in order to break a stalemate in the long war with Taliban insurgents. "What they (Taliban) do, makes it clear to me why we stand together to defeat them", he told a news conference he addressed along with Nicholson. Read More

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Another United Flyer Says He Was Ordered Off Plane

Another United Flyer Says He Was Ordered Off Plane

Munoz apologized again to Dao, his family and the other passengers who witnessed him being taken off the flight during an interview Wednesday on ABC's " Good Morning America ". David Dao (the doctor who was dragged off the plane) is now at a hospital in Chicago undergoing treatment for the injuries he suffered during the altercation. Read More

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John Oliver issues a warning about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

John Oliver issues a warning about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

With chief strategist Steve Bannon increasingly on the fringe and first lady Melania Trump mostly living in New York, Ivanka and Kushner are in considerable positions of influence, according to reports. Oliver read an excerpt from Ivanka's 2009 book The Trump Card, which says: "Perception is more important than reality". "Well that's convenient, so we should just give her credit when good stuff happens, and then blame others when bad stuff happens". Read More

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Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Mattis was due to meet top officials including President Ashraf Ghani less than two weeks after the USA military dropped its most powerful nonnuclear bomb, the MOAB, on Islamic State hideouts in eastern Afghanistan . It led an invasion of the country that toppled a Taliban regime in 2001. The resignations coincided with the arrival of U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on an unannounced visit to Kabul. Read More

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IL lawmakers ponder proposal to legalize marijuana

Attitudes towards marijuana are changing in America. The poll results saw a five-point bump from last year's poll results in addition to being the highest figure recorded in almost four decades. Yes 61% 56% 53% 51% 45% 40% 27%. While 8 out of 10 supported medical marijuana becoming legalized, the people were split among recreational legalization, as 49 percent of Americans support legalizing recreational use while 47 percent oppose. Read More

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May wins House of Commons backing for snap general election

Yesterday, MPs voted 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8. Mrs May used the visit to reiterate her message that the election is about ensuring Britain has "strong and stable leadership" going into Brexit negotiations. He said that that he wanted a "framework" deal on Britain's exit from the European Union to be settled before the end of 2017, allowing negotiations to begin on the future relationship "immediately after". Read More

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ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summit

All the nine leaders of the ASEAN are anticipated to attend. "We reaffirm the importance of enhancing mutual trust and confidence, exercising self-restraint in the conduct of activities, avoiding actions that may further complicate the situation and pursuing peaceful resolution of disputes, including full respect for legal and diplomatic processes, without resorting to the threat or use of force, in accordance with the universally recognized principles of global law, including the 1982 ... Read More

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UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

The Prime Minister's arrival in South Wales follows her trip to Labour-held Bolton North East - the sort of constituency that, if it changed hands, would be indicative of a Tory landslide and a nightmare for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He said there was "no clearer signal" that Labour wanted to build a close and collaborative future relationship with Brussels. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said it was vital to get the "best deal we can" and the Government had to be prepared ... Read More

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Chinese Media says India should focus on fiscal development, instead aircraft development

The Liaoning was the Soviet-era Kuznetsov-class carrier Varyag acquired by China in a semi-finished state in the late 1990s, refurbished and recommissioned into the PLAN in 2012. It added China's priority was developing its economy and then building "resource consuming" aircraft carriers. The new carrier is part of an ambitious expansion of the Chinese navy, which is projected to have a total of 265-273 warships, submarines and logistics vessels by 2020, according to the Washington, D.C. Read More

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Amtrak track work that slowed NJ Transit trains now cleared

Amtrak track work that slowed NJ Transit trains now cleared

NJ Transit commuters leaving Penn Station should expect delays up to 45 minutes. The scene is rough at Penn Station on Tuesday evening as LIRR service is suspended due to wire problems in Queens and a stalled Amtrak train. And on April 14, another disabled NJ Transit train resulted in delays of up to two hours as travelers made their way to their Easter weekend destinations in the middle of the evening's peak commute. Read More

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Artist Of Michelle Obama Mural Accused Of Plagiarism

Artist Of Michelle Obama Mural Accused Of Plagiarism

The reports note that artist Chris Devins took credit for this painting as his original work, but the person who originally created this image is artist Gelila Lila Mesfin , according to Fusion . but that's not the reason the mural is at the center of controversy. Hopefully Mesfin receives the compensation and credit she's due. "We were blown away by a wonderful image we stumbled on", Devins said, "and only found out after the fact who the source of our inspiration was". Read More

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Ivanka Trump Booed At Women's Summit

On Tuesday, moderator Miriam Meckel brought Trump into the discussion with a pointed question about her White House role. "The German audience is not that familiar with the concept of a first daughter". Undeterred, she has spoken out on women's empowerment, most recently in a Financial Times op-ed article co-written with World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. Read More

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Canada's dairy measures a 'disgrace'

Canada's dairy measures a 'disgrace'

Trump launched his broadside after a brewing trade spat that has seen the US dairy lobby accuse Canada of "systemic disregard" of its trade obligations, while the Canadian industry accused its American rival of "scapegoating". "However, saner heads may prevail because these three economies-Mexico, Canada and the US -are so intertwined in terms of the supply chain that it would be very, very costly to the U.S.to tear up NAFTA". Read More

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French police detain family members of Paris attacker

A gunman shot and killed Jugele on the famed Champs-Elysees just d. Shop owners and restaurant managers shepherded their customers to backrooms and basements when the shooting began on the bustling Champs Elysees . Le Pen, who has campaigned on an anti-European Union, anti-immigration platform, was the only major French candidate who backed Republican Trump in the November 8 USA presidential election. Read More

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Republican Senators Call On Agriculture Secretary To Support Free Trade

Those who did speak said Perdue's background as a veterinarian and agri-businessman would make him a strong advocate for rural America at the Agriculture Department, or USDA. Nebraska 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith of Gering, founder and co-chairman of the Modern Agriculture Caucus, praises the confirmation.calling it "great news for Nebraska agriculture" because Perdue is "well-positioned to lead the USDA in helping create more opportunity for USA producers". Read More

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Australians, New Zealanders commemorate fallen soldiers of Gallipoli at dawn service

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce laid wreath as the representative of Prime Minister Turnbull. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop led tributes at a dawn service on the shores of Gallipoli, which was attended amid tight security by a relatively small number of Australians and New Zealanders after the Australian government said it had received information of a possible attack during the ceremony. Read More

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Trump confronts anti-Semitism at Holocaust ceremony

Even today, there are those who want to forget the past.... "And we'll never be silent - we just won't - we will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again". "We must stamp out prejudice and anti-Semitism everywhere it is found", he said. Those remarks were striking given that Hitler killed millions of Jews, including German citizens, many in gas chambers. Read More

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Cody Bellinger: Dodgers calling up 1B/OF prospect Bellinger

Cody Bellinger: Dodgers calling up 1B/OF prospect Bellinger

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has started poorly this season, too, which might have contributed to the decision to go with Bellinger instead of an outfield-only option. He did struggle to find consistency this spring only hitting.207 with 20 strikeouts, but he did display his power ability with two moonshots. With bats like Corey Seager and Justin Turner in the heart of the order, Bellinger could find himself in the lower half of the lineup, where he may see more fastballs. Read More

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Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Aides stressed on Sunday talk shows that funding for a border wall and a vote on an effort to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law were immediate priorities. "I don't think anything has changed", Spicer said , adding that discussions were ongoing with both houses of Congress. "To think that he would consider shutting down the government of the United States of America over this outlandish proposal of a border wall ... Read More

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Canada foreign minister on Trump tariffs: 'We're going to play hard'

The U.S. president announced Thursday significant tariffs of up to 24 per cent on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, saying "Canada has treated us very unfairly". "People don't realise, Canada has been very rough on the United States". The U.S. imported $278.1 trillion worth of goods from Canada in 2016. She says exports to China are up more than 2,000 per cent, and there is strong progress in other markets. Read More

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