• Sen. Cardin Weighs In On Pompeo For Secretary Of State
Sen. Cardin Weighs In On Pompeo For Secretary Of State

The full Senate will vote on his nomination later this week. That changed significantly past year when Rex Tillerson's nomination was approved on a largely party-line vote of 56-43 that saw just four Democrats cross the line to vote yes.

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  • PM May suffers another defeat in Britain's upper house over European Union rights
PM May suffers another defeat in Britain's upper house over European Union rights

Last week, the government lost a vote in the Lords as Peers voted to stay in the customs union and on Thursday MPs will debate the same measure. The customs union means the EU is a trade bloc with all the countries involved applying the same tariff on goods from outside coming in.

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  • Moses Mabhida Stadium management counting costs of Chiefs fan violence
Moses Mabhida Stadium management counting costs of Chiefs fan violence

Reflecting post the match, Komphela said he believed the team did not deserve the results. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) as well as the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tokozile Xasa, have strongly condemned the violent riots that erupted at the Moses Mabhida stadium last night following the Nedbank semifinal match between Kaizer Chiefs an...

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  • Riyadh Begins Probe after Gunfire Erupts near Saudi Royal Palace
Riyadh Begins Probe after Gunfire Erupts near Saudi Royal Palace

There was no information of where the king was. An official spotted the drone in Khozama district, where the royal palaces are located, and dealt with it " according to their orders and instructions ", a statement from Riyadh police said.

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  • Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron back up Trump on Syrian airstrikes
Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron back up Trump on Syrian airstrikes

He said the attack had been limited so far to Syria's chemical weapons facilities and said the facts and the responsibility of the Syrian regime were beyond doubt. For both May and Macron, the strikes made good on their respective predecessors' pledges to retaliate over Syria's use of chemical weapons. Mr Macron, who tweeted a picture of himself ...

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  • Engine manufacturer, FAA call for immediate inspections after Southwest Airlines fatality
Engine manufacturer, FAA call for immediate inspections after Southwest Airlines fatality

Despite, the professional, corporate feeling of this statement, Shults has previously been extremely open about the religiosity of her work, previously stating that the cockpit gave her "the opportunity to witness for Christ every day". In a minute, the plane dropped thousands of feet. Riordan, 43, worked for Wells Fargo in Albuquerque, New Mex...

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  • Palestinian scholar killed in Kuala Lumpur, family blames Mossad
Palestinian scholar killed in Kuala Lumpur, family blames Mossad

Two men on a motorcycle fired 10 shots at Mr Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, in Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday, killing him on the spot, the city's police chief said. He said Malaysian police would request the help of Interpol to track down the suspects, believed to be European nationals. "The post-mortem is ongoing now; we will give details lat...

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  • SNAPSHOT: Red Hook High School students join Columbine anniversary walkout
SNAPSHOT: Red Hook High School students join Columbine anniversary walkout

Students have begun leaving class to protest gun violence and honor shooting victims. A large number of state troopers were also on hand. Bluhm said students in the walkout had various opinions about gun control and school safety, but everyone wanted to raise awareness about gun violence and will continue to make their voices heard.

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  • The Fearless Girl Statue Is Being Relocated
The Fearless Girl Statue Is Being Relocated

State Street Global Advisors , the firm that installed " Fearless Girl ", said in a Thursday, April 19 statement it would move the statue to a location near the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan. Crowding around the statue posed a safety risk and was a factor in the move, the city said. Artist Kristen Visbal , who is based in DE and p...

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  • Trump seeks documents held by 'Pakistani mystery man' to counter Democrats' suit
Trump seeks documents held by 'Pakistani mystery man' to counter Democrats' suit

In the months ahead of the election, WikiLeaks released almost 20,000 internal DNC emails, many of them related to Hillary Clinton. In May 2016 the first reports emerged of hackers targeting the Democratic Party. "Trump's campaign called the lawsuit " frivolous" and characterized it as "a last-ditch effort to substantiate the baseless Russian ...

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  • Babies Now Allowed On Senate Floor During Votes, New Rule Says
Babies Now Allowed On Senate Floor During Votes, New Rule Says

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said he had "no problem" with such a rules change - however, anxious that the babies could multiply. Duckworth, now the only senator in US history to give birth while in office , wants to resume voting and the Senate requires that votes be cast in person.

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  • Alabama executes 83-year-old man who killed judge with pipe bomb
Alabama executes 83-year-old man who killed judge with pipe bomb

Package bombing done by Moody was a revenge story on the legal system. A bomb two days later killed Robert Robinson, an African-American lawyer in Savannah, Georgia. Moody became the oldest USA inmate put to death since executions resumed in the U.S.in the 1970s, according to the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center.

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  • Russia, Syria Trying To 'Sanitize' Chemical Attack Site, US Says
Russia, Syria Trying To 'Sanitize' Chemical Attack Site, US Says

The United States was disappointed but not surprised yesterday, White said, to see the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons team come under attack by small arms fire after arriving in Douma. But the USA officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the available intelligence indicated that Assad's stock of chemicals and precu...

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  • Australian judge sentences Canadian 'cocaine babe' to 8 years in jail
Australian judge sentences Canadian 'cocaine babe' to 8 years in jail

She blamed her actions on a desire to take selfies "in exotic locations and post them on Instagram to receive likes and attention". But the plot was uncovered when police found the drugs in cabins on the ship after it docked in Sydney in August 2016 following a round-the-world trip.

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  • Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'
Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

On Tuesday night, media outlets including The Associated Press reported that Pompeo recently traveled in secret to North Korea to meet with Kim ahead of a U.S. Donald Trump hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago estate. And right from the beginning we hit it off. Trump expressed optimism Wednesday, saying that officials ha...

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  • North Country reps hammer Cuomo order to allow parolees right to vote
North Country reps hammer Cuomo order to allow parolees right to vote

Cuomo said that he had asked lawmakers to change the law, but he did not get needed support in the Senate. Cuomo signed the executive order later Wednesday afternoon. This week, The Hill reported Nixon was beginning to gain on Cuomo, although The Siena College poll still puts her a way behind the incumbent.

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  • Bekir Bozdag: emergency state will not affect Turkey's elections
Bekir Bozdag: emergency state will not affect Turkey's elections

What is the rush? The two met a day after Bahçeli made a call to hold presidential and parliamentary elections earlier than the scheduled date, saying "it has become too hard to get to November 3, 2019 with stability and equilibrium under the current circumstances, with Turkey suffocated by discussions about [the administrative] system".

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  • First Democrat backs Pompeo making confirmation as secretary of state likely
First Democrat backs Pompeo making confirmation as secretary of state likely

During this call, Conway and Cotton both largely expressed their confidence in Pompeo's abilities, and that he would be confirmed. Another undecided, Democratic Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, is not expected to return to the Senate before the vote. Cotton singled out Sens. He mentioned Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Hei...

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  • US ZTE ban sparks Chinese to rally around company
US ZTE ban sparks Chinese to rally around company

The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling telecommunications equipment to ZTE after the firm allegedly did not live up to the terms of an agreement that had been worked out after it illegally shipped telecom equipment to Iran and North Korea.

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  • Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier
Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier

He had begun the process of suing both over the "Trump Dossier", a generally unverified document of opposition research that Fusion created and BuzzFeed published. "Today's news suggests that Donald Trump's personal lawyer no longer thinks an attack on the free press is worth his time". BuzzFeed published the dossier in January 2017 and ...

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  • Manafort seeking dismissal of charges
Manafort seeking dismissal of charges

Rosenstein brought up the Mueller probe himself and assured the president he was off the hook during a sitdown at the White House last Thursday, news that headed off the president's rising anger over the investigation, the news service said , citing a pair of sources.

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  • Virginia foresters heading to Oklahoma amid life-threatening wildfire weather
Virginia foresters heading to Oklahoma amid life-threatening wildfire weather

National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Speheger said such conditions haven't been seen in at least a decade. Wind gusts of 40 miles per hour (64 kph) are forecast, half as strong as on Tuesday. kilometers) near Leedey, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City and another blaze that's burned almost 68,000 acres (275 sq. kilom...

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  • Ariana Grande's Cryptic Tweet Has Got Everyone Confused
Ariana Grande's Cryptic Tweet Has Got Everyone Confused

Grande's brother and mom also rocked clothing reading " no tears left to cry ", and eagle-eyed fans spotted their favourite singer sporting the same sweater. This teaser, that could very well be a full project rather than just a single, comes after her 2016 album Dangerous Woman that featured Nicki Minaj , Lil Wayne , Future , and Macy Gra...

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"Black Panther" ends 35-year public cinema ban in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has launched its first commercial movie theatre, ending a almost 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernise the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. But in 2017, the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information announced that cinemas would be allowed to operate at the beginning of 2018. The Vision project seeks...

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  • Sean Hannity 'Seems to Get Away With Whatever He Wants'
Sean Hannity 'Seems to Get Away With Whatever He Wants'

Hannity, an outspoken supporter of Trump, has been a fierce critic of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. He's never received an invoice from Cohen. " Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter". I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen-he's ...

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  • US, France, Britain launch new United Nations bid for Syria chemical weapons probe
US, France, Britain launch new United Nations bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

The President was reportedly persuaded by Mattis to focus on Syria's chemical weapons capabilities, although he and Haley were eager for the talks to consider strikes on Russian and Iranian targets. They came from the Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean, homing in from three directions to overwhelm whatever missile defenses Assad's ...

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  • PM Narendra Modi in Sweden for first bilateral visit in 30 years
PM Narendra Modi in Sweden for first bilateral visit in 30 years

It will be a high-level dialogue, where the two leaders would review the bilateral agenda, and how the same can be strengthened and diversified. The leaders noted that the unique strengths of India and the Nordic countries offer huge opportunities for trade and investment diversification and mutually beneficial collaboration, the statement said...

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  • American Companies Banned from Selling to Chinese Phone Maker ZTE
American Companies Banned from Selling to Chinese Phone Maker ZTE

Nevertheless, the American government's concerns with ZTE has been known for some time, and has ostensibly picked up in recent months. According to the Financial Times , the ban is set to last seven years. "We are in a complicated global situation", Yin said in an open letter circulated online, warning that the company faces "twists and turn...

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  • After Trump Drama, New Pence National Security Aide Steps Down
After Trump Drama, New Pence National Security Aide Steps Down

The joint operation was in response to a suspected chemical attack in the city of Douma last week. Pence spoke while in Peru about 18 hours after the U.S., France and the United Kingdom launched 105 missiles at three facilities connected to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his purported April 7 chemical attack on civilians, in t...

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  • Cynthia Nixon Receives Endorsement from New York Progressive Action Network
Cynthia Nixon Receives Endorsement from New York Progressive Action Network

The endorsement from the small but influential party was expected after Cuomo pulled out of the running late Friday as union leaders split over whom the party should endorse. In a recent video she posted, Nixon explained: "I believe it is time for NY to follow the lead of eight other states and D.C., and legalize recreational marijuana ".

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  • Congress playing dirty politics over rape issue: BJP
Congress playing dirty politics over rape issue: BJP

Speaking on the rape incident in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, Lekhi said, "This is a 10-month-old case". A video clipping of the two relishing on sandwiches and chips went viral on social media and was broadcast by television channels, even as embarrassed state BJP leaders kept mum.

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  • Teachers 'walk-in' for raises, school funding
Teachers 'walk-in' for raises, school funding

It was a surprising shift in tone from the governor, who has repeatedly rejected teachers' demands for a raise and school funding. Under the proposal , average teacher pay would go from about $49,000 a year to over $58,000 by the start of 2020.

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  • Criminal investigation into Trump lawyer's business dealings began months ago
Criminal investigation into Trump lawyer's business dealings began months ago

The report also delved into how Cohen, a New York City native, rose to prominence in the city and eventually became close to Trump and his family. Jake Tapper addressed the Cohen chill-session on CNN Friday afternoon, noting he was "sitting outside his hotel, hanging out, not a care in the world, even though he is under criminal investigatio...

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  • LeBron James' playoff mission never changes: Go out and 'try to dominate'
LeBron James' playoff mission never changes: Go out and 'try to dominate'

Another fan agreed with the idea and said: "the real MVP @KingJames the numbers prove it, you guys are given Harden the MVP out of pity". Cleveland enters the postseason in a similar situation as last season, lacking home-court advantage throughout, but still considered the Eastern Conference favorite by most.

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  • Narendra Modi hits out at Congress over defence paralysis
Narendra Modi hits out at Congress over defence paralysis

Inaugurating Defexpo 2018 near Mahabalipuram on East Coast Road, Modi said that India had seen how the " laziness, incompetence or perhaps some hidden motives " can cause damage to the nation. Modi said the Defence Procurement Procedure has been revised with many specific provisions for stimulating growth of the domestic defence industry.

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