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Inmates Executed In Arkansas, First U.S. Double Execution Since 2000

District Judge Kristine Baker immediately following Jones' execution, claiming that his death was proof of midazolam's ineffectiveness. Marcel Williams was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. In the federal petition, Williams sought relief from his death sentence on many grounds, including suspected juror misconduct, but U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright denied the petition November 4, 2008. Read More

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Paris shooting assailant not on security watch list

Paris shooting assailant not on security watch list

Karim Cheurfi, 39, was killed in a shootout in the French capital after he shot Xavier Jugele, a police officer who was on duty during the Paris attacks in November 2015. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon had earlier told local public broadcaster VRT that the assailant was a French national. IS has been losing territory in Iraq and Syria and has seen the number of foreign recruits, notably from Europe, dwindle. Read More

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Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

The U.S. says it will only target North Korean missiles, but China and Russian Federation see the system's powerful radars as a security threat . China shares a healthy relation with North Korea . McCain said he welcomed the outreach to China. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California agreed. It may be that President Trump has decided that the cost of North Korea eventually getting nuclear weapons that could strike the USA means that the risk of war has to be taken. Read More

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NBA fines Rockets owner $100000 for confronting referee

NBA fines Rockets owner $100000 for confronting referee

That "it" the greatest Rockets player of all-time was talking about, was going all the way and bringing the Larry O'Brien Trophy back to Houston for the third time. Hakeem Olajuwon tried to grab the owner's arm, but he kept walking. Alexander stood behind Kennedy for about five seconds during game action before he returned to his seat. Read More

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Euro surges on win for

Euro surges on win for "France's Obama" in presidential poll

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron , center, enters his vehicle after a ceremony marking 102nd anniversary of the slaying of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony, April 24, 2017 in Paris . It would be hard for Europe to cope with a potential " Frexit " alongside the existing Brexit negotiations, she said. She has made a surprise campaign stop to a home appliance factory that's the latest hot-button symbol of French job losses to plants overseas. Read More

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Missile Defense System Takes Shape in South Korea as North Holds Drills

Missile Defense System Takes Shape in South Korea as North Holds Drills

Navy's inherent flexibility to combine with allied naval forces in response to a broad range of situations", the 7th Fleet said in a news release. The unusual sessions don't necessarily presage the use of force along one of the world's most heavily militarized frontiers, and some lawmakers questioned whether the cross-Washington procession was largely show, with Trump expected to drop in on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building gathering of lawmakers. Read More

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China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

Construction of the new carrier began in November 2013 and experts believe it is likely to enter service around 2020, after several years of sea trials and testing of weapons and other systems. This year, however, Liaoning has been involved in conducting take-off and landing drills in the controversial South China Sea. The new vessel is widely seen as part of China's push to expand its naval capacity. Read More

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White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea

Harris said the Thaad system "will be operational in the coming days, and able to better defend South Korea against the growing North Korean threat". USA military vehicle moves as South Korean police officers try to block residents and protesters who oppose a plan to deploy an advanced US missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in. Read More

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Israel's Netanyahu scraps talks with German minister over rights groups

Right-wing political leaders hailed Netanyahu's move, with Education Minister Naftali Bennett and leader of the Jewish Home ultra-nationalist party saying that his party was "backing" the Prime Minister. He had in advance made it clear that he would seek to meet with the Breaking the Silence and B'Tselem groups, which oppose Tel Aviv's occupation of Palestinian territories. Read More

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Supreme Court, with Gorsuch, set to hear church-state case

Gorsuch responded by thanking his new colleagues for their "warm welcome". " I hope so ", Gorsuch cut in. Gorsuch interjected: "No, just to continue to make it up". "What am I missing?" Some were watching to see if Gorsuch might recuse himself; he had routinely done so as a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit when his former law firm had a case there or a controversy involved someone he knew. Read More

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Doctor, wife in genital mutilation case want out of jail

Doctor, wife in genital mutilation case want out of jail

According to the complaint , some of the minor victims travelled interstate to have the procedure performed. Nagarwala is accused of performing the mutilation while the Attars allegedly assisted. Attar let Nagarwala in the clinic while his wife held the girls' hands to comfort them, the affidavit said. The Detroit Free Press reported that Dr. Read More

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Delhi verdict an endorsement of Modi's leadership: Amit Shah

Delhi verdict an endorsement of Modi's leadership: Amit Shah

But the fact remains that the AAP on the ground on Sunday was not the same as it was in 2013 or 2015.Booth management is key for winning any election. However, the AAP national convener refused to acknowledge the bye-election verdict as a "trailer of the MCD polls". Parties contest elections all the time, they win and they lose as well, it should not be too worrisome for them. Read More

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Students clash with security forces in Kashmir

Students clash with security forces in Kashmir

In Srinagar, the protests were held in Shalimar and Soura areas. Report said that in Ganderbal clashes erupted after police foiled a march of students of Government Degree College, which resulted in clashes. To stop students from hitting to roads, College administration locked the gates and tried to persuade students not to march towards the main market. The students retaliated by hurling stones, triggering shutdown in the area. Read More

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Anti-Defamation League: 26 anti-Semitic incidents in HV this year

Anti-Defamation League: 26 anti-Semitic incidents in HV this year

The increase in anti-Semitic acts comes despite a low level of anti-Semitic attitudes among Americans. In Ohio, there were 15 incidents in 2016, compared to 10 in 2015. For all of previous year, New Jersey had the third highest total of antisemitic incidents, behind only California and NY. The incidents include 720 instances of threats and harassment, 510 acts of vandalism and 36 physical assaults. Read More

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National Pretzel Day: Get a Free Pretzel from Auntie Anne's

National Pretzel Day: Get a Free Pretzel from Auntie Anne's

Just note that you must download the app before National Pretzel Day ends to nab this freebie. Wetzel's Pretzels is giving away free pretzels Wednesday, no strings attached. If you're busy Wednesday or you want two free pretzels, there's a second chance to get one. Cumberland Farms : Get a free Chill Zone fountain or frozen beverage with the purchase of any hot pretzel from noon to 6 p.m. Read More

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No waiver from Russian Federation sanctions

Massive US-based oil company Exxon-Mobil will not be getting a waiver from the Treasury Department allowing them to participate in joint drilling operations with Russian-based oil company Rosneft. "Our 2015 application for a license under the provisions outlined in the United States sanctions was made to enable our company to meet its contractual obligations under a joint venture agreement in Russian Federation", the statement said. Read More

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Islamic State launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Islamic State launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

Since the effort to take Mosul back from ISIS began Feb.19, Iraqi forces supported by coalition airstrikes have cleared almost 200 square miles of territory, Dorrian reported. "The enemy has intensified their exploitation of civilians by moving them in large numbers into harm's way", he said. All reports out of Iraq indicate that the invasion force trying to take Western Mosul away from ISIS hasn't advanced any meaningful amount in almost four weeks, but US Maj. Read More

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McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

McDonald's US sales climb, customer traffic still a focus

Net income for the quarter ending March 31 was US$1.2 billion (RM5.24 billion), up 8 per cent from the year-ago period. The firm owned 2,108 shares of the fast-food giant's stock at the end of the first quarter. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $132.07. Let's also take a brief look at the stock price in relation to some highs/lows and moving averages. Read More

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Over 100 dead as bomb explodes near Syrian evacuation bus convoy

Over 100 dead as bomb explodes near Syrian evacuation bus convoy

Due to a delay in the agreement had left those thousands of people evacuated stuck at two transit points on Aleppo's outskirts since late on Friday. "Those responsible for today's attack must be brought to justice". A picture taken on April 16, 2017, shows the damage a day after a suicide vehicle bombing attack in Rashidin, west of Aleppo. At least 24 people have been killed in an explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo killed or wounded several people on ... Read More

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Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

Obama's highly anticipated public appearance comes just days ahead of the symbolically significant 100-day mark for Trump -- a milestone that one Obama adviser insisted is "far from his mind". Senate in 2004. Former President Barack Obama said that while there are several issues he intends to work on post-presidency, helping preparing the next generation of leaders is "the single most important thing I can do". Read More

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OPS faction hardens stance for merger talks

Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran as general secretary and deputy general secretary of the party, respectively. Casting aside speculations that Panneerselvam has asked for the chief ministerial post as a precondition for the merger, Munusamy said "Neither had we asked for Chief Minister's post nor we asked for the general secretary's post". Read More

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Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo

Stork delivery? Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo

The zoo does have EMTs on-staff and they arrived just as that handsome baby was born. "I knew I was going to have her at the zoo and that I wasn't going to make it to the hospital", she said. Her nickname? Pooh-bear. - The Hubbards already have a plan for Drea's first birthday: A trip to the zoo. "I mean, I wouldn't trade it for the world", Justin said. Read More

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Arbor Day Celebration To Promote The Value Of Trees In Wichita

Arbor Day Celebration To Promote The Value Of Trees In Wichita

A holiday established in 1872 in Nebraska City to inspire people to plant trees, it became a legal holiday in 1885. Arbor Day is an acknowledgment of the importance of trees and plants in our daily lives. "On April 28, communities across the country will to come together to plant, nurture and celebrate trees". "We will also have activities where kids can follow clues to find five unique trees", Kolaya said. Read More

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House oversight committee: Flynn might have broken the law

This raises concern whether Flynn violated a constitutional ban on foreign payments to retired military officers. " It does not appear to us that that was ever sought, nor did he ever get that permission ", Chaffetz said. The House Oversight Committee investigation is one of several on Capitol Hill examining ties between Donald Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation. Read More

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American Red Cross helps Bridgeport family affected by fire

American Red Cross helps Bridgeport family affected by fire

The American Red Cross is there for families in need, every day. Your support of the American Red Cross Giving Day is a promise of better days ahead for those in our community who have lost everything. If you are interested in ongoing volunteer opportunities, visit redcross.org/Idaho and click on "Volunteer" to start your application. For just $88.50 someone can support a family of three displaced by a disaster. Read More

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