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Ancient palace found under site destroyed by ISIS militants

Ancient palace found under site destroyed by ISIS militants

Iraqi forces have uncovered a mass grave of about 500 executed prisoners after they forced Isis out of a prison complex near Mosul. "Initial checks of part of the mass grave revealed remains with prison uniforms and lined up in a way that indicates they were shot dead in groups", said Karim Nouri, spokesman for the Hashid Shaabi, a state-run umbrella for Shia paramilitary groups. Read More

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Judge delays legal challenge to Trump's new travel ban

Judge delays legal challenge to Trump's new travel ban

Judge Robart said lawyers needed to file more extensive documentation. Hawaii on Tuesday filed the first legal challenge to the new executive order. Fortunately, federal courts had the spine to stand up to Trump's verbal assault on the judicial system's integrity, forcing the administration to strip some blatant excesses from the original ban, such as the exclusion of people holding valid green cards and previously issued visas. Read More

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Phony In The Past, But Very Real Now

Phony In The Past, But Very Real Now

He campaigned largely on the populist promise to create job growth in the US, vowing to be the "greatest president for jobs that God ever created", he said last september . A total of 235,000 jobs added in February and the unemployment rate dipping to 4.7 percent. The numbers cover February employment, which, as Spicer noted, was the first full month of the Trump presidency. Read More

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Iraq says no sign of IS chemical weapons use in Mosul

The Hashed al-Shaabi, an umbrella group of pro-government fighters made up primarily of Iranian-backed Shiite militias, were among the forces that recaptured the prison from jihadists, according to the Iraqi military. After recapturing the east of the city, Iraqi forces last month set their sites on the west, where hundreds of thousands of civilians remain trapped. Read More

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Daylight Saving Time 2017: What to know, when to spring forward

Daylight Saving Time 2017: What to know, when to spring forward

So who did benefit from the new time change in 1918? Operating on the adjusted time , even if it means waking children up earlier than usual, is the most effective way to embrace Daylight Saving Time. The idea is that most restaurants and bars are closed at this time and most people are asleep. The bad news for those who like light: a few weeks after standard time returns in the fall, sunset will be at 4:57 p.m. Read More

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Poland determined to delay decision on EU's Tusk

Poland determined to delay decision on EU's Tusk

The 27 other European Union leaders overrode weeks of objections from the nationalist government in Warsaw, which has a long and bitter rivalry with former Prime Minister Tusk and opposed giving him another term at the EU. "We can not hide that this country is Germany", said Mr Kaczynski, who regularly rails against Berlin's domination of Europe. At a summit in Brussels, diplomats said the 27 leaders tried to put behind them a furious row with Poland that had disrupted proceedings the ... Read More

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Assad: US military forces in Syria are 'invaders'

Assad: US military forces in Syria are 'invaders'

According to Assad, the U.S. " didn't succeed anywhere they sent troops, they only create a mess; they are very good in creating problems and destroying, but they are very bad in finding solutions ". In Syria, Turkish forces have attacked Kurdish fighters, and hundreds of USA troops are there to help the SDF prepare for the looming fight for Raqqa. Read More

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22 athletes for Special Olympics Games in Austria

22 athletes for Special Olympics Games in Austria

The athletes who will be competing in Austria are Jeremy Beckham, Ryan Fielding, Stefanie Sarason, and Virginia Wade. The games will see more than 3,000 athletes from 110 nations participating. "We appreciate our sponsors like Caverton Offshore Support Group (COSG), Biswal Limited, Union Bank PLC, Orintory Energy Limited, IrokoTv and several individuals who have chosen to be anonymous". Read More

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Now 5 states sue Trump over travel ban

Now 5 states sue Trump over travel ban

A US federal court on on Friday refused to apply the emergency stay that halted President Trump's first travel ban to his revised executive order , Reuters reported . "Our amended complaint will add allegations concerning the second Executive Order", said state Solicitor General Noah Purcell. Attorney General Jeff Sessions argued Monday that the ban was necessary because "we can not compromise our nation's security by allowing visitors entry when their own governments are unable or ... Read More

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Here's how Trump's immigration crackdown will hurt the USA job market

Here's how Trump's immigration crackdown will hurt the USA job market

Remember, when rates go up, the cost of borrowing goes up - new auto loans, new and adjustable rate mortgages, and credit cards all get more expensive as rates rise. It's also the first jobs report to occur during a period under President Trump's watch. Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters think Trump is likely to reverse or abolish most of Obama's accomplishments, with 47% who say that's Very Likely. Read More

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Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found

Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found

Saadi also noted that CTS forces were now fighting in the western Mosul areas of al-Jadida and al-Aghawat, stressing that the battle was expected to be completed shortly. Iraq's government launched an operation to retake Mosul in October, and announced that the city's eastern side had been liberated in January. He said nine Daesh militants were killed in clashes with Iraqi forces in the city's western part. Read More

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Syrian force says it has enough fighters to take Raqqa from ISIL

Syrian force says it has enough fighters to take Raqqa from ISIL

These are the facts on the ground - in part, an Obama legacy - that make the decision to commit US combat forces in Syria one of the most complex in recent history. Silo said the United States troops already traversed the Simalka crossing with Iraq over the Euphrates River and entered Syria with their gears. But when Kurdish People Protection Units (YPG) emerged as reliable factions, the USA opted to render support to this group, and allied rebel fighters, which emerged later, such as ... Read More

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Trump's unprecedented moments as president: Unsubstantiated claims, Twitter feuds, more

Trump's unprecedented moments as president: Unsubstantiated claims, Twitter feuds, more

On the March 5 Meet the Press , NBC's Chuck Todd asked Clapper if there was any evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, to which Clapper replied "not to my knowledge". "We will go anywhere there are intelligence or the facts that send us, so I'm not going to limit it one way or the other", Burr said. "President Trump said last weekend that he wanted the intelligence committees in the Senate and the House to take up this matter as part of a broader inquiry ... Read More

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China inducts J-20 stealth fighters

China inducts J-20 stealth fighters

China unveiled its J-20 stealth fighter during an air show in Zhuhai on November 1, 2016. The announcement did not come as a big surprise; in November, the Chinese military demonstrated two J-20s during a pre-announced brief fly-past at the Zhuhai Air Show in Guangdong province, signaling that the aircraft was about to enter service. Read More

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Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar resigns after BJP's poor show in polls

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar resigns after BJP's poor show in polls

The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak, which has three MLAs and is a likely ally, had walked out of the alliance with the BJP just before the polls, citing an unwillingness to work with then Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Find us on Facebook too! He also said, that himself and K C Venugopal will talk to the non-BJP candidates to get their support. However, no formal announcement has been made as yet. Read More

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Trump invites Abbas to the White House

Trump invites Abbas to the White House

In that vein, both the White House and Palestinian sources confirmed that Trump had invited Abbas to Washington for an upcoming visit. Trump has vowed to be the most pro-Israel president in history, suggested he would move the U.S. At a February 15 news conference during Netanyahu's visit, Trump was ambivalent about a two-state solution, the mainstay of USA policy in the region for the past two decades. Read More

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Patrick's Day parade rolls through La Crosse

Patrick's Day parade rolls through La Crosse

The parade started at 3 p.m.at the corner of 7th St. and 4th Ave. Congrats to Grand Marshal Mike Quinn , and to the parade committee for braving the elements. 150 W. Main St., with a live performance by Jake Valentine, followed on Saturday night by the Irish Rakes, direct from Dublin. The parade is part of a larger St. Read More

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ECB's hawkish twist - what's next for Euro? - 3 opinions

ECB's hawkish twist - what's next for Euro? - 3 opinions

However, the following press conference with ECB President Mario Draghi proved surprisingly optimistic for investors expecting the Italian to offer a typically dovish assessment of recent inflation data. But ECB governors have argued that it makes little sense to react to individual data points and "short-lived increases in inflation ". The introductory statement presented by Draghi, on the other hand, showed a significant change of the wording in comparison to January, suggesting that a ... Read More

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Guard TJ Lang to visit Seahawks

Guard TJ Lang to visit Seahawks

Terms were not immediately available. The deal is reportedly a one-year deal worth $8 million. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif signed a five-year, $41.26 million contract extension with Kansas City in February. Tomlinson, the former first-round pick, was replaced as the starting left guard last season by rookie Graham Glasgow. Lang has played nearly exclusively on the right side the last four seasons with the Packers, which might indicate a willingness by the Seahawks to kick 2016 first-round pick ... Read More

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Congress surges ahead in Goa; Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar loses election

Congress surges ahead in Goa; Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar loses election

Exit poll predictions for Manipur have been conflicting with CVoter saying that the Bharatia Janata Party will win a majority in the state, while India Today's Axis My Poll predicted a Congress victory. The Goa Assembly Election 2017 witnessed a voter turnout of 83 percent. Speaking to Catch, GFP's Vijai Sardesai, who won the election from Fatorda, said, "We will discuss it with our senior leadership and then declare our next move". Read More

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Chinese minister: Trade war with United States won't help either side

Chinese minister: Trade war with United States won't help either side

Ross is an outstanding entrepreneur and negotiator. "I'm willing to deal with excellent people, because excellent people are good at thinking strategically for the long term". from a massive Asia-wide trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Cooperation is the "only right choice" and the two countries should work to enhance cooperation and manage differences, Zhong said, stressing that the role of economic and trade cooperation as a "ballast" and "propeller" in ... Read More

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With Its President Kicked Out, What's Next for South Korea?

With Its President Kicked Out, What's Next for South Korea?

Both pro and anti-Park contingents took to the streets to hear the ruling - the latter responded to the announcement with applause and tears of joy, according to CNN. "It was thought in one stage that the ruling would mean she would have to leave immediately but that doesn't seem to be the case ". Park refused to be questioned by the special prosecutors. Read More

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Pep Guardiola: Man City face 'season defining' week

Pep Guardiola: Man City face 'season defining' week

Boro, who are looking to repeat their 2015 heroics by knocking the Blues out of the FA Cup , will have former City youngster Adam Clayton to call upon with Fabio and Antonio Barragan also likely to feature. "We were outstanding from the beginning". We're down to the final eight in this season's FA Cup and Manchester City's trip to Middlesbrough live on BT Sport is the first of our double header coming your way this weekend. Read More

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Kazakhstan condemns North Korea missile launches

Kazakhstan condemns North Korea missile launches

Citing the threat posed by North Korean missiles, the USA military has sent the first elements of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea. 'He said he wanted us to trust him and the United States 100 per cent, ' Abe added. "We have already done the ground work on how we could acquire a strike capability", said a source with knowledge of Japan's military planning. Read More

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Russia, Turkey, US Hold Military Talks Amid Syria Standoff

Russia, Turkey, US Hold Military Talks Amid Syria Standoff

The two nations also strengthened commercial and other connections. "We agree with [Vladimir] Putin that this is a provocation, there is no split of opinion about this", Erdogan said following the assassination. Russian Federation and Turkey also coordinated their operations against the Islamic State group in Syria. Vladimir Putin has hailed the "efficient and close" relationship between the Russian Federation and Turkey's militaries, as he hosted Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More

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Daylight Savings Time: Annoying and could be a danger to your health

Daylight Savings Time: Annoying and could be a danger to your health

A helpful tip may be in getting more light in the day and avoiding bright light after dark. During daylight time, a greater amount of travel occurs during the daylight, which means better visibility for drivers. Allison Schrager with the Reporter and Economist Quartz explains-there are negatives with the time shift. But parents can shorten the time it takes for their little one to adjust to the time change by preparing early. Read More

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