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US Democrats pick Tom Perez as new chairman

US Democrats pick Tom Perez as new chairman

With the Republican Party in the majority, Senate Democrats are keeping a low profile in the hopes of giving voters fewer reasons to vote against them, the Associated Press reports . Other Democrats, meanwhile, worry whether Ellison , an unapologetically combative liberal, is the right messenger for a Democratic Party that has lost standing across wide swaths of the country. Read More

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Driver reportedly shoots and kills 8-year-old girl

Police continue looking for the drivers of the Pontiac and the sedan and said they are still trying to determine a motive. After the crash, the driver of the Pontiac jumped into the sedan, Thomas said. The victim's mother, Toyia Thomas, told ABC News the incident happened as she was driving home with her daughter. She died later at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Read More

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Donald Trump and Nigel Farage address CPAC conservative convention

The UK's decision to leave the European Union has set in motion a movement that will sweep the world, Nigel Farage has told a U.S. audience. Farage pointed to more "very exciting elections" in store in 2017 in Germany, France, the Netherlands and possibly Italy, where last year's tumult led to the downfall of prime minister Matteo Renzi, along with British prime minister David Cameron. Read More

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Bill Maher Takes Credit for Milo Yiannopoulos' Downfall

Simon & Schuster has cancelled the publication of Milo Yiannopoulos' book, and his fellow Breitbart employees have reportedly threatened to quit if he is not fired. "It's not my job to hold him accountable to everything he's ever said or done", Maher said. "He can not be defended at this point", Spencer said in a denunciatory video on Tuesday, adding , "I think it's also clear that his career is over, definitively". Read More

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10 things Narendra Modi said at the election rally in Imphal

Speaking during the BJP election rally in Imphal which Modi also attended, the Manipur king said that all the communities living in Manipur are now suffering in an inexpressible manner. The Prime Minister, referring to the November 20 derailment of the Indore-Patna Express train near Kanpur which killed over a 100 passengers, said police investigations have found that it was a conspiracy, and the conspirators were "on the other side of the border". Read More

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DTC Supports Ellison For DNC Chair

DTC Supports Ellison For DNC Chair

The crowd of 435 Democrats in Atlanta for the voting unanimously agreed. Urban, rural, suburban, all colors, all cultures, all faiths, everybody. With his victory, Perez becomes the first Latino to lead the Democratic Party. Former Vice President Joe Biden and ex-Attorney General Eric Holder have endorsed Perez. "He would help our party catch up, and make it possible for us to get more people registered and turn out more people to vote on election day", Lewis said. Read More

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VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face: Malaysian police

VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face: Malaysian police

Chan Kok Leong contributed to this post , from Kuala Lumpur . The two women were seen in surveillance footage wiping the chemical on Kim's face at the airport, Malaysian police said. Police believe Aisyah and another woman applied the chemical to Kim's face on February 13 in a three-second assault at Kuala Lumpur International Airport that was orchestrated by a group of North Korean men. Read More

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Investigation into French presidential candidate Francois Fillon steps up a gear

His status as favourite to win the presidency has faded since a newspaper broke what has become known as "Penelopegate" after his British wife. Following a preliminary investigation opened on 25 January, the financial state prosecutor's office announced on Friday that it had made a decision to recommend a judicial investigation on several issues, including the misappropriation of public funds. Read More

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Foreign minister: Mexico 'will not accept' unilateral United States immigration proposals

Foreign minister: Mexico 'will not accept' unilateral United States immigration proposals

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's government has expressed strong opposition to any such move. "It's a non-starter", a Mexican official familiar with the situation said, switching to English for emphasis. Navares drives two hours from the Mexican town of Ensenada across the border to work for a US company. In response to this tax, Videgeray said: "Mexico believes in free trade. Read More

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg withdraws from race for DNC chair

Keith Ellison by 35 votes Saturday to become the head of the Democratic National Committee . Perez in 2002 joined the Montgomery County Council in Maryland as the panel's first elected Latino and serving through 2006. Trump said Ellison 'predicted early that I would win!' The candidate with the fewest votes will be eliminated in each round, so it could take as many as five founds of voting before a victor is selected. Read More

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CM insists on attending rally in Mangaluru tomorrow

CM insists on attending rally in Mangaluru tomorrow

The KSRTC has temporarily stopped bus services along the Mangaluru-Kasaragod route after incidents of stone pelting were reported. Six persons were arrested in connection with this. Before boarding the train, he thanked the Mangaluru police for the elaborate security arrangements. Two days ago, unidentified persons had set ablaze the CPI (M) office located in Mangaluru's Thokkottu. Read More

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India has almost lost Kashmir: P Chidambaram

India has almost lost Kashmir: P Chidambaram

Speaking at a function in Hyderabad on Friday, Chidambaram said he had a sinking feeling that India had almost lost Kashmir due to the use of excessive force by the security forces to crush dissent there. At an event in Hyderabad yesterday, Chidambaram had reportedly answered a question about Jammu and Kashmir, saying he felt the situation there was grim, and that a series of mistakes were made which were "almost too late" to correct now. Read More

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DNC Chair Election Vote

DNC Chair Election Vote

His alliance with much of the progressive wing of the party threatened to divide the Democrats as they seek to revitalize themselves after tough losses in the 2016 election. The election is seen as the start of party rebuilding after President Donald Trump's presidential victory. The victor does not really become the "leader" of the Democratic Party as a whole, or have much of a role determining party ideology. Read More

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Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks

Assad's envoys said they came to the conference to raise awareness of what they say is the threat posed by terrorists exploiting the chaos in Syria and spreading into other Middle Eastern countries and around the globe. Jihad Makdissi, former spokesman for the Syrian foreign ministry who heads the independent Cairo platform, told The Irish Times his group's objectives - reform and decentralisation - were at odds with the goal of the Riyadh delegation, which was the removal of president ... Read More

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Darrell Issa Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump-Russia Contacts

As attorney general, Sessions would have final say on whether to prosecute anyone implicated in the federal investigation, which is being led by the FBI. "We need to investigate their activities and we need to do it because they are bad people". But it's worth taking note of his exchange this evening with Republican Congressman Darrell Issa when they get into the topic of Trump's ties to Russian Federation. Read More

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United States must be 'top of the pack' in nuclear weapons capability

New START stipulates that both sides must limit their arsenals of strategic nuclear weapons to equal levels by February 2018 and maintain those ceilings for 10 years. USA companies led by tech firms Yahoo Inc, Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp criticize the Trump administration's decision to revoke Obama administration guidance that allowed transgender public school students to use the bathroom of their choice. Read More

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Pres. Trump says he won't attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

The event, also known as "nerd prom", is scheduled for April 29. Trump , who in the past few weeks has taken to calling media outlets who write pieces critical of his administration the "enemy of the American people" added, "please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" The Dinner is held as a scholarship benefit, raising money for gifted students in college journalism programs. Read More

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Pentagon: Out With 'ISIL,' in With 'ISIS'

Pentagon: Out With 'ISIL,' in With 'ISIS'

Military action in the form of airstrikes against ISIS polled well among Americans previous year (about 72 percent), but putting USA ground troops in Syria fared far worse-with only about 42 percent in favor. "The existing strategy is working slowly but surely", said Christopher Harmer, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, a nonpartisan public policy group. Read More

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White House: 'Absurd' To Suggest KS Shooting Linked To Trump's Rhetoric

White House: 'Absurd' To Suggest KS Shooting Linked To Trump's Rhetoric

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old engineer from Hyderabad, India, was shot dead Olathe, Kansas as he drank with his his co-worker Alok Madasani, 32. Mr Madasani is believed to have been released from hospital. Grillot said he was happy to see Madasani is recovering. Purinton was taken into custody just after midnight on Thursday morning at an Applebee's about 70 miles to the southeast of Olathe in Clinton, Missouri, authorities said. Read More

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Pamela Anderson Addresses Julian Assange Dating Rumors - Really

Assange is now holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been for the past four years in order to avoid extradition over the sexual assault allegations. When the Australian hosts pushed her to reveal more about their relationship, Anderson said: "It was never the intention to become romantic, it was just to join forces to do something important". Read More

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United States prepares for more deportations

Kelly issued tough new orders Tuesday for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants in the United States. Instead - according to the Department of Homeland Security implementation memos - the Trump administration essentially will "prioritise" the deportation of nearly all undocumented immigrants, everywhere. Read More

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Kim Jong-Nam murder: Kuala Lumpur airport swept for chemicals

A report by the chemistry department of Malaysian police identified the substance as ethyl S-2-Diisopropylaminoethyl methylphosphonothiolate (or VX nerve agent). The eldest son of late leader Kim Jong-il was murdered in a Kuala Lumpur airport on 13 February. Several other suspects are being sought, including an official who worked at North Korea's embassy. Read More

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United Nations atomic watchdog confirms Iran's compliance to nuclear deal

The UN atomic watchdog issued a report on Friday confirming that Iran is complying with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name for the nuclear deal. "In nuclear talks. we reached a final agreement on jointly producing nuclear fuel with Russia", Salehi said. Verification by the IAEA has continued as agreed, according to the fifth quarterly assessment since the pact was struck in July 2015. Read More

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This Alleged Hate Crime Shows Islamophobia Doesn't Only Hurt Muslims

This Alleged Hate Crime Shows Islamophobia Doesn't Only Hurt Muslims

The two men, one of whom reportedly had lived in the USA for more than a decade, were shot were at a bar outside Kansas City late Wednesday, according to The Kansas City Star newspaper. So while we technically don't know if this man is a racist, xenophobe or otherwise deplorable Trumper, we do know that what he said is right in line with the despicable things Trump and friends routinely say and do to remind us that "bad hombres" from foreign lands are stealing our jobs, resources and ... Read More

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BBC dismayed at German 'BND spying on journalists'

The BND declined to comment, Der Spiegel said in an early excerpt of an article to be published in full in its weekly edition which hits news stands Saturday. NGO Reporters Without Borders (ROG) believes that the BND have violated the law and has called the agency's actions a "monstrous attack on freedom of the press". Read More

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London mayor blasted for

London mayor blasted for "spectacularly ill-judged" Scottish independence comments

Ahead of a speech being delivered to the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, Khan said there was "no difference" between nationalists and those who try to "divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion". It would be "a mistake" for the head of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, to lead any such new referendum campaign, Dugdale also said. The London mayor will argue that people in Scotland and London need to fight for their "shared progressive values" in order to "turn ... Read More

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Drone footage shows great white shark tracking surfers

The video shows the great white shark closing in on a surfer who does not appear to notice the creature. The shark then moves its attention to the second surfer, who is dangling his legs in the water before suddenly swimming away. The large shark was spotted making a beeline for the man and another surfer at notorious shark attack spot Lighthouse Beach, on the NSW north coast near Ballina. Read More

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Trump Just Called Deportations A 'Military Operation'

The immigration issue has caused increasing strain between Mexico and the US, particularly over President Trump's pledge to build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it. The border barrier primarily would be aimed at stopping illegal immigrants from entering the United States. "A source says that Donald Trump is a awful, terrible human being, let them say it to my face", Mr Trump said. Read More

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Bidding to start next month for border wall

They also met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexican military officials. Trump spoke during the presidential campaign about using a "deportation force", and his Homeland Security Department at one point considered using the National Guard to help with deportations, although the White House has said that idea has been ruled out. Read More

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