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Sinclair will pay $6.6B in TV deal

Sinclair will pay $6.6B in TV deal

The deal became possible under a loosening of antitrust regulations this year kept a single company from controlling stations reaching more than 39 percent of the USA population. Tribune also has stakes in the TV Food Network and CareerBuilding as well as a variety of real estate assets. KIAH-TV in Houston is a Tribune station. Read More

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Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump must immediately provide Congress with any tapes and warned that destroying existing tapes would violate the law. "It's now time to pick somebody who comes from within the ranks, or has such a reputation that has no political background at all that can go into the job on Day 1", said Graham, R-S.C. Read More

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Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America. But It's Really All About Beef

Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America. But It's Really All About Beef

As part of the deal, Ross told reporters that China has agreed to accept USA beef imports by July 16, which would be almost a year after Beijing said it would start buying beef again under the Obama administration. The Energy Department has authorized natural gas shipments of 19.2 billion cubic feet per day to China and other interested countries that lack a broader free trade agreement with the United States, the Commerce Department said. Read More

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China Faces Pressure To Consider North Korea Oil Embargo

China Faces Pressure To Consider North Korea Oil Embargo

The call came as the US House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly voted in favor of broadening sanctions against North Korea, including efforts to cut the regime's sources of global financing. It said the plot was a "last-ditch effort" by United States "imperialists" and South Korea that had gone "beyond the limits". A turncoat assassin sent to North Korea armed with "nano poison" to kill leader Kim Jong Un? North Korea is the only country to have conducted a nuclear explosion ... Read More

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S. Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Security Council resolutions. "Talk about a South-North summit is a little premature, but regardless of that, there's a need for a summit meeting", he said. On the other hand, I will seriously negotiate with the USA and China over the issue of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense). He has called for a combination of negotiations and economic cooperation alongside military and security measures. Read More

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Kapil Mishra swoons after mounting attack on Aam Aadmi Party

He also called for an investigation into Arvind Kejriwal's foreign trips. On May 7, Mishra had claimed that he had seen Health Minister Satyendra Jain pay Rs 2 crore to Kejriwal. Speaking with Sikh24, Harvinder Singh Phoolka said that the AAP will effectively raise the issues of drug menace, farmer's suicides and their debts waiving, unemployment, and other issues in the budget session of the Punjab assembly due for next month. Read More

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Sunday weather: Showers likely, highs around 57

Highs will jump into the upper 70s. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. The wind will shift to the southwest over the next few days, and the temperatures will be gradually warming into the 80s by the middle of next week. Monday night: Mostly clear; low of 48. The area should remain dry through Wednesday , but highs will continue to run in the low 90s. There will also be a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. Read More

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US Senate Democrats may refuse to vote on Trump FBI pick: Schumer

He said he's disappointed more Republicans in the Senate are not joining him in the request for a special prosecutor to be appointed. "The key here, of course, is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us. Second, it ought to be somebody who is experienced. "It should be someone with courage". Do you think he should be investigated by the Senate? I'm not going to name any specific people, nor criticise or evaluate any people who have been named until they name somebody. Read More

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US President Trump To Meet With Turkish President Erdogan

The US and Russian Federation are located geographically far away from the threats coming from north Syria and therefore, their actions will differ from the ones undertaken by Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said. alliance in the long run". "I want to believe that Turkey's allies will side with us, not with terrorist organizations", Erdoğan said. Erdogan is said to have shown Putin a photograph of Russian troops standing guard with YPG fighters in the western-most Kurdish ... Read More

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Iraqi army opens new front in fight for Mosul

Iraqi army opens new front in fight for Mosul

In October, the Iraqi army - backed by US -led coalition airstrikes and local allies on the ground - began a wide-ranging operation to retake Mosul, Daesh's last bastion in northern Iraq, which the militant group overran in 2014. Close U.S. support should help the involvement of the armored division and reduce the risk for civilians, U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning, the partnered adviser to the Iraqi 9th Armored Division, told Reuters at the base. Read More

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Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

The Paris bid got a huge boost from Emmanuel Macron, who takes office as the new President of France on Sunday, for his support from the very beginning. Later stops included the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum , the historic centerpiece of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics also held in the city. "One of them said to us: 'We keep looking for the hole in this bid and we can't find it, '" Garcetti told journalists. Read More

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'We will get this done' Trump promises Israeli-Palestinian peace

Walking in the footsteps of many of his predecessors who delved into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking - but ultimately failed - US President Donald Trump launched Wednesday his own "process which hopefully will lead to peace". The first joint appearance of Trump and Abbas also came one day after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump was seriously considering moving the U.S. Read More

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Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty -Fox News

Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty -Fox News

The New York Times said Comey told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it while they dined just seven days after his inauguration. And it's not even so much that Trump may be recording his Oval Office guests. The committee's top Republican and Democrat had invited the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director to Capitol Hill to appear behind closed doors next Tuesday. Read More

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Trump Invites Controversial Philippines Leader Duterte to White House

Trump Invites Controversial Philippines Leader Duterte to White House

The president set off alarm bells when he invited the controversial leader of the Philippines to visit Washington during their "very friendly conversation " Saturday. Some 7,000 people have been killed by vigilante groups and state-sanctioned death squads while Duterte has held power. The president - who, like Mr Trump, was elected previous year - has also said he would be happy to kill the country's millions of drug addicts . Read More

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White House Expected To Announce Voting Fraud Commission

Patrick Leahy says that a commission assembled by President Donald Trump to investigate the integrity of United States federal elections has " zero credibility" and is being led by an "extremist" who is also a "birther". Hillary Clinton received about 2.8 million more votes than Trump but he won the election by amassing more electoral votes through close victories in states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Read More

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Conservative councillor suspended over racist Eurovision tweet

Conservative councillor suspended over racist Eurovision tweet

It appears that Mr Harrington sent his tweet after Ireland did not award the UK's Eurovision contestant, Lucie Jones, any points during the song contest. Mr Harrington is a Tory councillor for the Warwick area of Coventry. Park Hill Conservative councillor and leader of the Warwick District Council added that a number of people had contacted him this morning to complain. Read More

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Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace

Trump, the darling of the Israeli government and the Yesha Council, has out-Obama'ed President Barack Obama by reinstating Abbas at the center of the diplomatic stage". Israel says the Palestinian leadership is inciting the violence. "It will advance it by correcting a historic injustice and by smashing the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel". Read More

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2 killed as India, Pakistan troops trade fire in Kashmir

So far three persons - Mohammad Sharif in Chahi village, Nisar Ahmed in Tander village and Anila Bibi in Kathyala village - had been injured, he said, adding that two of them were critical. Police sources told Mirror that the couple was sitting outside their house in the Jhanghar area when a mortar shell fell nearby. After the Pakistani shelling, 1000 people were evacuated from various areas along the LoC in Rajouri district to safer places. Read More

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A United Nations birthday slap at Israel

The resolution comes a year after the United Nations agency adopted another resolution whose language ignored all Jewish ties to Temple Mount and the Western Wall area in Jerusalem's Old City. In December 2016, the UN Security Council adopted a historic resolution that condemned Israeli settlement activities as a "flagrant violation of worldwide law". Read More

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A 'good shutdown' needed to fix Congress mess

He responded that it was Democratic lawmakers who wanted the government to close so they could "make this administration look like it couldn't function". The two leaned on the fact that the budget deal will deliver a multi-billion dollar boost to the Pentagon and border security, which they said would be used to rebuild existing fencing into a steel wall on parts of the border. Read More

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Johnson, Duffy Criticize Democrats at Wis. GOP Convention

Johnson, Duffy Criticize Democrats at Wis. GOP Convention

He said those with pre-existing conditions could be covered by high risk pools as they were before Obamacare took effect. Delegates were also discussing prospects for their 2018 U.S. Walker has said he won't formally begin a campaign until after he signs the state budget. The governor has faced loud criticism from public school advocates and unions representing public school teachers since his signature legislation known as Act 10 effectively stripped collective bargaining from the ... Read More

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Trump claims Comey exonerated him 3 times. Federal Bureau of Investigation experts aren't buying it

Trump claims Comey exonerated him 3 times. Federal Bureau of Investigation experts aren't buying it

He used a similar construct in two of his March 4 tweets accusing former President Barack Obama, without any evidence, of wiretapping his campaign offices. Although only 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey, the number rises to 58 percent when only Republicans are taken into account, according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll . Read More

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Asian wrestling: Sumit takes silver on final day

Asian wrestling: Sumit takes silver on final day

In the gold medal round, the Indian wrestler could not pose much threat to his formidable Iranian opponent - losing 2-6 to settle for the second position. Whereas, Mor lost the final round to Tynybekova Aisuluu of Kyrgyzstan from 0-6. On Sunday, Behnam Eshagh Ehsanpoor received a bye in the first round of the 61-kilogram weight category. Read More

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Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

Prior to the commitment of direct American support to the SDF, the Kurdish-led forces suspended their offensive in the 15 days following surprise Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq. This decisive move on the part of the United States comes on the heels of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's White House visit next week, a meeting which will turn from an effort to dissuade President Trump from arming the Kurdish forces to one of President Erdogan coming to terms with ... Read More

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China, US ink new trade deal for beef and chicken

China, US ink new trade deal for beef and chicken

Ross said officials from Dow Chemical Co. gave assurances that increasing exports of natural gas wouldn't harm the USA industry or consumers if sales remained less than 30 percent of total output. But that pronouncement overlooks the opening of China by President Richard Nixon in 1972 and China's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001. Read More

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Labour and SNP unite against the Tories to form coalition councils

Labour and SNP unite against the Tories to form coalition councils

He said: "Our MPs at Westminster have been a strong voice for Scotland, singled out by the Speaker for their hard work and commitment". He added: "Now, more than ever, it is vital to have strong SNP voices standing up for Scotland". He said: "The SNP like to lecture others about moral responsibility where it is issues over which they've got no control". They have spent three whole days trying to stop us. Read More

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Pope makes 2 Fatima children saints on centenary of visions

The children were given a series of prophecies from Fatima, which were recorded by the third child to witness them, Lucia dos Santos, who became a Carmelite Nun and died at the age of 97. There was no official crowd estimate, but authorities said they were expecting 1 million people. Three of the six young people who originally claimed to have seen Mary in Medjugorje in June 1981 say she continues to appear to them each day; the other three say Mary appears to them once a year now. Read More

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