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Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

PresidentDonald Trumpon Thursday accused Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal. Two in three Americans under 30 years old disapprove of President Trump's job performance so far, and roughly half say they believe his border wall, travel ban and health care legislation would make the country worse, according to a new poll from Harvard University. Read More

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10 ministers inducted in Odisha CM's cabinet

10 ministers inducted in Odisha CM's cabinet

While 10 new ministers were inducted in the council of ministers, two ministers of state - Prafulla Mallick and Ramesh Chandra Majhi - were elevated to cabinet rank. Commerce and transport minister Ramesh Majhi, now elevated to cabinet rank, was given SC, ST, tribal development department while Pratap Jena has been made health and family welfare minister. Read More

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Senate wary on 'Obamacare' repeal, bumpy path ahead

Senate wary on 'Obamacare' repeal, bumpy path ahead

The Republicans' American Health Care Act (as the bill is called) is projected to take away health insurance from 24 million people; cut premiums for the healthy but raise premiums for less-healthy Americans by more than 750 percent; expose people with pre-existing conditions to prohibitively high premiums and deductibles; cut Medicaid spending by $880 billion; eliminate funds for Planned Parenthood's women's health screenings and treatments; and, give the wealthiest Americans a ... Read More

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Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

His arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, comes just days after an attack on a northern army base that left more than 100 Afghan soldiers dead or wounded. "As you know, President Trump has directed a review of our policy in Afghanistan as the new administration takes hold in Washington ". An American military official said the Taliban may have killed and wounded more than 50 Afghan troops. Read More

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Kelly Hawes column: Is goal still to make health care affordable?

Kelly Hawes column: Is goal still to make health care affordable?

The American Health Care Act, also referred to as Trumpcare, is far from a sure thing at this point. Mast argued that people with pre-existing conditions cannot get coverage under Obamacare, because how can "they have coverage if every single insurance provider has pulled out of the market"? The bill has gained widespread criticism from Democrats, who oppose the overhaul of many ACA major provisions. Read More

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Ellen: Trump 'Is Against Everything That I Stand For'

Ellen: Trump 'Is Against Everything That I Stand For'

The TODAY host stopped by Wednesday's Ellen to discuss his 20th anniversary hosting the daytime NBC show - which, he admits, isn't almost as historic as the recent 20th anniversary of Ellen's public coming out. However, at that time she started writing stand-up comedy again and eventually started her talk show, which is one of the most popular daytime talk shows in the world. Read More

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Iran's presidential candidates spar over nuclear deal

Rouhani accused unnamed hardliners of trying to derail the nuclear deal , referring to a ballistic missile launch in 2016 by the IRGC in which "Israel must be wiped out" was written on the missiles, according to Iranian media. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts between 4 and 5.5% growth in 2016, well up from the 1.3% it forecast before the deal was clinched. Rouani's main conservative rival Ibrahim Raisi said that he would support the nuclear deal , knowing that the country's ... Read More

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Chelsea Cruise Past Saints To Close In On Title

Chelsea Cruise Past Saints To Close In On Title

While an away trip to Chelsea will be a tough task, Southampton will have former Blues player Oriol Romeu back after a two-game suspension. Spurs will have the chance to respond when they face in-form Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, but Conte insists that he is exclusively focused on his own side's results . Read More

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France makes extremely thin models illegal

France makes extremely thin models illegal

Digitally altered photos will also have to be labelled from October 1. A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models comes into effect today in an attempt to fight eating disorders and negative perceptions of beauty. Therefore, the Ministry of health of France wants to stop the spread of unattainable ideals of beauty and to stop the cases of anorexia. Employers contravening these laws could be liable to up to six months in prison and a fine of up to €75,000 (RM358,000). Read More

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Demonstrations against Le Pen reach Eiffel Tower

Demonstrations against Le Pen reach Eiffel Tower

The early morning escapade on Friday in which activists used mountaineering helmets, ropes and shackles prompted the Paris police chief to call an emergency meeting where the new security measures were decided. A dozen Greenpeace activists were detained for questioning. Le Pen and centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron face on in Sunday's runoff vote, with the latest polls sugg. Read More

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Russia, Iran, Turkey Establish Syria De-Escalation Zones for 6 Months: Memorandum

Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation signed an agreement in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Thursday, setting up four "de-escalation" zones in war-torn Syria. But Lavrentiev seemed to sketch out a broader geographical no-fly zone for USA and coalition military planes. The Pentagon said the de-escalation agreement would not affect the US-led air campaign against ISIL. Read More

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FDA approves new drug for ALS treatment, a first in 22 years

FDA approves new drug for ALS treatment, a first in 22 years

It garnered global attention when New York Yankees player Lou Gehrig abruptly retired from baseball in 1939, after being diagnosed with the disease. The disease gained new prominence in 2014, thanks to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On average, sufferers live two to five years after symptoms develop. No one knows what causes the disease, but 5% to 10% of all ALS cases occur within families. Read More

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Pope Francis to celebrate Mass in Cairo on 2nd day of trip

Helicopter gunships circled the perimeter of the stadium and military jeeps patrolled the streets of the Egyptian capital on Saturday. Commenting on the security measures marking the visit, former police brigadier general Khaled Okasha said "the security measures have contributed to the success of Pope Francis' visit to Cairo, especially since the Pope has had a busy schedule and was moving around different areas and attending different events, which made the security forces' mission ... Read More

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WaPo: Trump Transition Team Warned Flynn About Contacts With Russia

Flynn was forced to resign in February amid revelations that he had discussed USA sanctions with Kislyak in the month before Trump took office and failed to disclose the conversations to senior White House officials. According to the Post , Flynn's reaction was "noncommittal". According to the AP, the Obama administration didn't brief the Trump transition team until "shortly before" it was announced publicly. Read More

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Labour loses power in Glasgow after almost 40 years

Labour loses power in Glasgow after almost 40 years

Ms Sturgeon said the election results showed the SNP in the ascendency north of the border, with Tories and Labour "scrapping for second place". Last month May took the surprise decision to call a national election three years ahead of schedule, looking to cash in on her opponents' weakness and increase her political power at home and overseas ahead of exit negotiations with the European Union. Read More

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Homes evacuated, military deployed after flooding in Canada

As much as 70 mm of rain may fall in some areas of southern and eastern Ontario before the downpour tapers off into showers this weekend. The agency says another 30 millimetres of rain is likely north of the St. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the federal government was ready to do whatever it can to help people deal with the flooding, and the massive cleanup to come. Read More

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Relative calm in Syrian safe zones

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which monitors the war relying on local sources said that fighting has decreased in Syria since the Russian-backed deal has come into effect. In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement that Dunford and Gerasimov "talked about the recent Astana agreement and affirmed their commitment to de-conflicting operations in Syria". Read More

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Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

Mr Haniya is seen as a pragmatist who will try to ease Hamas's worldwide isolation. It also says its struggle is not against Jews due to their religion but against the Zionist entity as an occupier. Though it has softened some of its rhetoric, Hamas' new platform clung to the hard-line positions that led to its isolation. An influential military figure, he represents for some the hardest line within the Islamist movement. Read More

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2 found dead in Boston penthouse apartment, suspect in custody

2 found dead in Boston penthouse apartment, suspect in custody

Both had their hands tied and their throats cut. Police wounded a man after an exchange of gunfire as they investigated a gruesome double murder inside a South Boston penthouse apartment. Field was a doctor at North Shore Pain management. Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. "Dr. Field was noted for his tireless devotion to his patients, staff and colleagues", NSPM said in a statement. Read More

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Elon Poll: Trump keeping promises, even those NC voters dislike

Elon Poll: Trump keeping promises, even those NC voters dislike

However, a near majority of the respondents - 48% - identified as most closely aligning with the Democratic Party, so it's unsurprising that they disagree with many of Trump's policy positions. "It's not very meaningful". As of April 25, the Gallup daily tracking poll found that he now has an approval rating of 39 percent while 56 percent of respondents disapprove of his job performance. Read More

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Nigeria official says 83 Chibok girls released

Nigeria official says 83 Chibok girls released

Meanwhile a Nigerian government spokesman said a statement would be released with more details of the girls' release. "Huge numbers", the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted late Saturday. Numerous kidnapped girls were forced to marry the Islamic extremists and became pregnant. The mass abduction shocked the world and put tremendous pressure on Nigeria's government to counter the extremist group. Read More

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Kashmir witnessed normalcy, heightened tourism under Manmohan Singh: Congress

Kashmir witnessed normalcy, heightened tourism under Manmohan Singh: Congress

On Thursday, the Army conducted a massive "cordon and combing" operation in south Kashmir's Shopian district, a magnitude of which has not been seen in the last 15 years. "It was an excuse as he too actually wanted to have a solution to this issue but couldn't do it as he lacked the strength". Mehbooba, whose government is battling spiralling protests in the valley, said the situation is the result of pent up anger due to failure of the UPA government to continue with the policy started by ... Read More

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Explosions Rock Damascus Airport Following Cargo Flights From Iran

The depot handles a significant amount of weapons that Tehran, a major regional ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, sends regularly by air, the source who requested anonymity said , without giving further details. Israel has officially remained silent on the strike as it has done in previous alleged strikes in Syria. Lebanon's al-Manar television, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, said early indications were that the strikes hit warehouses and fuel tanks and had caused only material ... Read More

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USA jobs report shores up markets but oil weakens further

Moreover, the recent EIA report on U.S. crude oil inventory declining only by 900,000 barrels as against market expectation of a 2.3 million barrel decline continue to weight down on market sentiments. Analysts said investors were anxious that oil nations would fail to ease supply fears at a meeting later in May. Victor Shum, a Singapore-based vice president at IHS Energy, told Bloomberg that, "We're seeing a strong reaction and a change in mood", adding that prices that "overshot" to the ... Read More

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Local elections: Voters go to polls across Scotland

Local elections: Voters go to polls across Scotland

Ruth Davidson's party was on course for major gains in its target rural areas but also managed to get councillors elected for the first time in the most deprived areas of Glasgow and even a Paisley ward that is the poorest in Scotland. Sturgeon said it was nothing short of a "clear and emphatic victory" for the SNP, which won the largest number of seats overall, and showed its share of the vote had held up. Read More

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Judicious and compassionate, Leila Seth struck an admirable balance in life

Judicious and compassionate, Leila Seth struck an admirable balance in life

Seth had also become the first woman to top the London bar exam in 1958. Justice Seth had then spoken about the progression of her career and her role in the highly patriarchal system. The eminent jurist, the mother of "A Suitable Boy" writer, was herself an author and her autobiography " On Balance " was a bestseller. Justice Seth, known for her "punctuality", was credited with many firsts in her career spanning five decades, had many qualities that might just surprise you. Read More

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Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues - 5/2/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nashville now leads the series 2-1. The Blues were whistled for three penalties in the first period, and though Nashville didn't pick up any power-play goals, the Predators scored twice shortly after their man advantages expired. It has been awhile since St. Louis had that kind of clunker, but this is not the time of year you want it to creep back in. "That was by far the hardest game of the series", Ellis said. Read More

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North Korea threatens to 'ravage' US if Trump orders airstrike

North Korea threatens to 'ravage' US if Trump orders airstrike

As tensions between North Korea and the US rose in recent days, speculation had grown that Kim Jong Un would conduct a nuclear test or other major military test. North Korea on Friday denounced the United States for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the region as the USS Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer, and said it stood ready to strike back. Read More

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Le Pen steps down as FN president to gather

Le Pen steps down as FN president to gather "all the French"

However, since Sunday Le Pen has been on the offensive. The French press has been quick to label it a "marketing coup", with no real implications at all. Le Pen announced Monday she was stepping down from the party leadership while running her campaign. She may also be seeking to play Mr Macron at his own game, as the 39-year old centrist has refused to join mainstream parties, and consistently described his " En Marche! ". Read More

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Zebra captured after running wild in Florida

Zebra captured after running wild in Florida

The zebra was running along the roadway when it struck a Ford F150 pickup. The sheriff's office aviation unit responded and they located the zebra, which was corralled by deputies and employees of the owner. Ross says he was letting his dogs out into his backyard when he was confronted with a blur of black and white stripes. Under Florida state law, ownership of wild animals, such as zebras, is illegal unless the owner has a permit with the state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Read More

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8 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

8 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

Cannon expressed his grief over the death of his friend on Instagram. "She had such a great personality", said Vincent Howard, who met Clark in high school. "The victims were targeted for no reason other than their mere presence in the vicinity of the suspect", Zimmerman said. Information on two of the victims was released Tuesday. Read More

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Ismail Haniyeh named as new Hamas leader

He added that "this reflects how powerful Hamas movement is". It also says Hamas's struggle is not with Jews but with "occupying Zionist aggressors". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesman has dismissed the revision, accusing Hamas of "attempting to fool the world". Meshaal announced from Doha, Qatar that Haniya has been elected as the new chief of the movement. Read More

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