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Dance Artists React to Release of President Donald Trump's 2005 Tax Return

Some have questioned if this is simply a distraction from policy discussions, such as the Republican health care bill. "Donald Trump over the years has leaked all sorts of things", Johnston said. Hey, White House, it's your turn. The White House has not said whether or not the president plans to release his returns while he's in office. Ahead of Maddow's breaking news, the White House condemned the press for publishing the return, which revealed Donald Trump made more than $ 150 million ... Read More

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Dignity Operation forces recapture Ras Lanuf oil port

Dignity Operation forces recapture Ras Lanuf oil port

Additional night strikes were reported in the early hours of Monday, with fixed-wing jets targeting supply bases belonging to the Brigades further east, near the town of Ben Jawad on Libya's main coastal road. The energy terminals at Sidra and Ras Lanuf are two of Libya's largest, with a combined production capacity of some 600,000 barrels of oil per day. Read More

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Malcolm Butler Set to Visit With New Orleans Saints

A large contingent of New England Patriots fans might soon be very let down and very vocal. The Saints or another team could give him an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Patriots could match any deal. But if the Saints don't want to cough up the 11th pick in the draft, they could orchestrate a trade with the Patriots . The Houston Texans are "reportedly" looking to acquire the New England Patriots' Malcolm Butler and it does not add up. Read More

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Coast Guard crash: Capt Dara Fitzpatrick key to high-profile missions

Coast Guard crash: Capt Dara Fitzpatrick key to high-profile missions

He was "taken aback" by Fitzpatrick's "skill and expertise" and said he owed his life to Dara and her crew, paramedics and GP Brian O'Connell. President Michael D Higgins echoed those sentiments, saying in a statement: "We are all grateful for the courage, resolution and exemplary commitment to the aims of the Cost Guard that Capt Fitzpatrick and her colleagues have consistently displayed". Read More

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Paul Ryan: We're making 'refinements' and 'improvements' to the health care bill

Paul Ryan: We're making 'refinements' and 'improvements' to the health care bill

You've probably heard the expression, "Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan". Ryan added: "I'm not going to be campaigning with [Trump]". "That is what we do, that's where I'm really kind of confused about this lost in translation". "This is a huge test for our democracy, because the Republican repeal can't survive once the people understand it's true implications", said Robert Kraig, executive director for Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Read More

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'Full Repeal Would Cover More People Than ObamaCare-Lite'

'Full Repeal Would Cover More People Than ObamaCare-Lite'

Another Trump-ally, Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, wrote online that Trump should instead focus on a proposal that expands Medicaid and Medicare, rather than the AHCA. "Or was The Post hoping to make the most important election in our nation's history about private sexual braggadocio?" This is what Paul Ryan's Republican Party does when it arrives at a policy problem that it can not solve by dimming the lights and spinning around five times while whispering, "But the free market". Read More

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Mogoeng: Why hasn't Dlamini done more to solve grants debacle?

Mogoeng: Why hasn't Dlamini done more to solve grants debacle?

If you scour local news sites like we do you're probably exhausted of hearing about the terrible Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and our botched social grants crisis. The court wanted to know when Sassa realised it could not take over the payment of grants, who made the decision, and why the court was not told. Mogoeng said there seemed to be two options available to the court to ensure the payments of grants on April 1. Read More

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Spanish police reveal huge haul of guns

Spanish police reveal huge haul of guns

In all, the police have impounded over 9,000 CETME assault weapons of different models; almost 1,000 assault weapons from manufacturers such as Mauser, Bergmann or Beretta; fully working mortar shells minus the explosive charge; anti-aircraft machine guns and pistols from the Star, Llama, Astra and FN companies and numerous revolvers. Read More

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Republicans should really read the CBO report

Republicans should really read the CBO report

Obamacare enabled about 20 million previously uninsured Americans to obtain medical insurance. "At the end of the day we should pause and try to improve the product in the light of the CBO analysis rather than just rejecting it", said Graham , who has previously said the GOP should "slow down" on the healthcare overhaul. Read More

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S. Korean prosecutors summon Park for questioning

South Korea's presidential race narrowed as authorities said a vote to replace ousted leader Park Geun-hye would take place on May 9. If she answers to the summons, Park will be the country's fourth former president to undergo questioning over criminal allegations, following Roh Tae-woo, Chun Doo-hwan and the late Roh Moo-hyun. Read More

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Sheikh Hasina's India visit set to take Bangla ties up a notch

Sheikh Hasina's India visit set to take Bangla ties up a notch

The Indian envoy said that Hasina has been invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where usually no head of state gets the opportunity to stay. Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla, after meeting Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque, on Tuesday said they were attaching the "highest importance" to the visit. Read More

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Iran's FM: Netanyahu using 'bigoted' lies and 'fake history'

Iran's FM: Netanyahu using 'bigoted' lies and 'fake history'

On a trip to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, Netanyahu said Persians tried to destroy the Jewish people 2,500 years ago, and that the Iran of today was a "continuation", attempting to "destroy the Jewish state". Mareh Sedq followed his nation's foreign minister in castigating Netanyahu. "Iran's FM speaks of tolerance while the regime hangs gays, jails journalists and calls for Israel's annihilation". Read More

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Brexit bill: Lords pass landmark legislation on leaving EU

Brexit bill: Lords pass landmark legislation on leaving EU

The votes came after Brexit minister Lord Bridges of Headley warned now was not the time to "return to the fray" by inserting "terms and conditions" in the legislation. She will ask the Scottish Parliament next week to request a Section 30 order from Westminster. Announcing Britain's formal intention to leave poses a risk for May as it cedes power to the EU. Read More

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Costa says Hazard, Courtois could leave for Real Madrid

Costa says Hazard, Courtois could leave for Real Madrid

Speaking to "El Partidazo" after Chelsea's 1-0 FA Cup quarterfinal win over on Monday evening, Costa said Chelsea would have to brace themselves for Madrid approaches. However, with the Belgian claiming that he remains happy in London, Real Madrid will now need to broaden the search for their next number one. De Gea has so far deflected questions of a return to the Spanish capital, but Courtois, formerly of Atletico Madrid, is not keen on a move back to LaLiga at the moment. Read More

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Kim Jong Nam's Identity Confirmed Based on Fingerprints Obtained From China

Putrajaya and Pyongyang are locked in a diplomatic row triggered by the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, here last month. Out of no choice the Malaysian government announced a reciprocal move of barring North Koreans in the country from leaving. He had spoken out publicly against his family's dynastic control of the isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea. Read More

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Netherlands will not apologize in political spat with Turkey

Netherlands will not apologize in political spat with Turkey

Hours later, Turkish Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya was prevented from entering the country's diplomatic compound in Rotterdam, setting up a standoff with armed police. A diplomatic row between Turkey and the Netherlands is escalating, with Ankara accusing the European Union of taking the Dutch side in the dispute. After Erdogan used the same language to scold the Netherlands, Merkel said on Monday that the comparison was "completely wrong" and "banalises ... Read More

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IAF's Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan's Barmer, pilots eject safely

IAF's Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan's Barmer, pilots eject safely

A Sukhoi-30MKI fighter plane crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan on Wednesday. Three villagers received injuries in the incident and have been admitted in the district hospital. A court of Inquiry has been ordered regarding this by Indian Air Force, the report says. No casualties have been reported, defence officials said. However, the two pilots were confirmed safe after they made an emergency landing. Read More

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European Union 'will not be intimidated by threats' on Brexit: Tusk

European Union 'will not be intimidated by threats' on Brexit: Tusk

The House of Commons approved the bill weeks ago, but the 800-strong Lords fought to amend it, inserting a promise that European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom will be allowed to remain after Britain pulls out of the bloc. "The simple truth is we have been planning for the contingency - all the various outcomes, all the possible outcomes of the negotiations", Davis said. Read More

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I hope Juve don't meet Leicester City - Gianluigi Buffon

I hope Juve don't meet Leicester City - Gianluigi Buffon

He said: "It looks like the same set-up as when they won the league the change is in terms of their emotion and morale - they seem a lot more decisive now, they are going for it again". Leicester City are the first team since Malaga in 2012/13 to finish top of their group on their Champions League debut. They've nearly seemed unsettled by their "champions" tag in the Premier League this season, longing instead for their status as a band of spirited misfits, which they have apparently ... Read More

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Woman questions Sean Spicer at DC Apple store, tweets video

Woman questions Sean Spicer at DC Apple store, tweets video

Chauhan, who blogged about the incident on Medium afterwards, said she felt this was a reference to her skin colour and amounted to Spicer questioning her citizenship. At a news conference, Spicer said if people had questions, they should ask him. In January, his attorney Sherri Dillon said that to avoid concerns that his family's vast business holdings would pose a conflict of interest, he would donate all profits from foreign government payments from his hotels to the United States ... Read More

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Dutch-Turkey relations take a dive over turning away of Turkish ministers

Dutch-Turkey relations take a dive over turning away of Turkish ministers

He said Turkey had threatened sanctions and "we can never do business under this kind of blackmail". "We've started with the political, diplomatic sanctions, and economic sanctions may follow", he said. Dutch police used dogs and water cannon on Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters waving Turkish flags outside the consulate in Rotterdam. Ankara has in turn accused Berlin of harbouring "terrorists" and failing to respond to requests to hand over suspects from the coup as well as ... Read More

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BJP win buoys Nifty 50 to record high

BJP win buoys Nifty 50 to record high

Among the Nifty gainers since March 2015 were Yes Bank (73 per cent), Maruti (62 per cent), BPCL (62 per cent), Reliance (44 per cent) and Grasim (29 per cent). ICICI Bank was the best performer with 5.99 percent gain. Meanwhile, the domestic equity market opened on a flat note following mixed global cues. Read More

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Britain's new 'hipster' consumer basket contains almond milk and gin

Britain's new 'hipster' consumer basket contains almond milk and gin

The country's joblessness rate is now 4.7%, the same as the average across the UK. The TUC says zero-hour contract workers earn significantly less than regular employees and so pay less tax. The ONS said there are 1.58m people out of work and 31.85m Britons in full-time and part-time employment. Meanwhile, the number of Scots out of work and claiming jobseeker's allowance fell by 2,000 to stand at 48,000 in February 2017 - a total which is 10,100 lower than the same month in 2016. Read More

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Millionaire donor Arron Banks plans UKIP 2.0 after 'suspension'

Millionaire donor Arron Banks plans UKIP 2.0 after 'suspension'

Banks, who has pumped more than £1m into Ukip coffers, last month demanded to be made chairman of the party so he could stop it "being run like a jumble sale". On Twitter, Banks described his new movement as "Ukip 2.0, the Force Awakens". Inspired by the US President's calls to "drain the swamp" in Washington DC, Mr Banks - who visited Donald Trump alongside former UKIP leader Nigel Farage after the US election - has spoken about his ambition to overhaul Westminster politics. Read More

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Manipur Governor Invites BJP to Form Government

Manipur Governor Invites BJP to Form Government

N Biren Singh was elected the leader of the 21-member BJP legislature party yesterday and is set to form the government. The oath was administered by Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah at the Raj Bhawan. "I was satisfied that they have the support of 32 MLAs", she said. But with Biren Singh, the BJP has imported yet another prominent face of the Congress regime it succeeded, this time in Manipur and as chief minister. Read More

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