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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks at his confirmation hearing to become secretary of state . "The Secretary of State has a much broader policy portfolio than the CIA Director". "Senator, as I - I think I said this to Senator Kaine, I'm happy to repeat my view on this". With Paul a "no" vote and Sen. The Senate Historical Office says that hasn't happened since 2001, when Theodore Olson was confirmed as USA solicitor general after the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected his selection ...
  • 5 questions I still have for Sean Hannity about Michael Cohen

    5 questions I still have for Sean Hannity about Michael Cohen

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    Hannity addressed the news on his AM radio show, claiming that while he never retained Cohen in the "traditional" sense, they still had attorney-client privilege. "Now he's on his program saying it was really nothing, I was asking for legal advice about real estate ". Sekulow has been a frequent guest on Hannity's Fox show.
  • Local politicians react to USA air strikes in Syria

    Local politicians react to USA air strikes in Syria

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    Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the USA has yet to present evidence of what it says led to the allied action: a chlorine gas attack on civilians in Douma on April 7 that killed more than 40 people. What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies. "We convinced him to limit the strikes to chemical weapons when at the same time there was a burst of tweets that did not escape you", Macron said.
  • Russian Federation implements ban on Telegram

    Russian Federation implements ban on Telegram

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    Roskomnadzor started implementing the court's decision on Monday by ordering internet service providers to block Telegram. The court said Telegram should be blocked until it obeys a government order to provide users' encrypted messages to the Federal Security Service (FSB).
  • One step closer to war: Macron 'has proof' Assad used chemical weapons

    One step closer to war: Macron 'has proof' Assad used chemical weapons

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    Political opponents had criticized Macron for drawing a red line over chemical attacks after the unfortunate precedent set by former U.S. President Barack Obama, who had put himself in a tough spot with a similar ultimatum in 2012. Macron kept up the drumbeat for likely war with his claim of evidence that chemical weapons were used in the attack, although he did not elaborate.
  • Pelicans roll into playoffs with 122-98 win over Spurs

    Pelicans roll into playoffs with 122-98 win over Spurs

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    Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers lost four of their last five games of the regular season and they came out flat which meant they were always trailing the red-hot Pelicans . Looking at the betting trends, the Pelicans are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games, 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points and 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall.
  • US, UK allege Russian-backed hackers of global cyber espionage campaign

    US, UK allege Russian-backed hackers of global cyber espionage campaign

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    Australian companies, including government agencies, are among those to have reportedly been caught in an alleged worldwide cyber-attack by Russian hackers. "They could be pre-positioning for use in times of tension", said Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the British government's National Cyber Security Centre cyber defense agency, who added that "millions of machines" were targeted.
  • Rain postpones Food City 500 until Monday

    Rain postpones Food City 500 until Monday

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    If you get below it, it's slick. "So, it has been fun, but it really is kind of challenging to imagine at which you have to position your vehicle for just a small though". Overall I think we can get this race complete but going to leave room for a possible delay or two. Building off a flawless restart, Larson grabbed the lead and quickly opened a five-second margin.
  • Jockey Davy Russell is horse racing's tough guy with a soft heart

    Jockey Davy Russell is horse racing's tough guy with a soft heart

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    However, such blows have only energised Russell to bounce back and it is ironic that Tiger Roll is owned by Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary, who delivered the biggest hit to his career five years ago. "I hope everyone who has supported me along the way can enjoy this". "In a war of attrition like that, all you want is another stride". "I'm part-time with Gordon for the past seven years and I'm from Summerhill".
  • Rape cases: Congress to hold candlelight march across Delhi

    Rape cases: Congress to hold candlelight march across Delhi

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    Earlier on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi had spoken out against the rape of Asifa in Kathua in a tweet. Perhaps, Gandhi had in mind the backlash he and his party faced for their delayed response to the gang rape of a paramedic in Delhi on December 16, 2012.
  • Russian Federation warns of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria

    Russian Federation warns of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria

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    The US says it did not coordinate with Russian Federation or notify the country of strikes Friday night on Syria, where Russian Federation has military bases and soldiers. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the USA and its allies "continue to put global politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington".
  • Blizzard Warning Issued for Nance, Polk, Merrick Counties

    Blizzard Warning Issued for Nance, Polk, Merrick Counties

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    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. The rain then began changing over to snow in Northwest Kansas, and a few flurries could fall across the Southwest. In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday. Blizzard conditions could develop across northeast Colorado, southeast Wyoming, western Nebraska and northwest Kansas during the day on ...
  • Significant ice, rain likely with weekend storm

    Significant ice, rain likely with weekend storm

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    Power outages began Saturday around noon as rain turned to ice along power lines. The temperature will fall to minus 3C in the afternoon. The freezing rain could cause ice accumulations of up to 20 mm in some places. "Precipitation may start out as rain, but increasing northeasterly winds will draw colder air from an arctic high pressure system to the north, resulting in a changeover to freezing rain".
  • BJP eroding Ambedkar's legacy, PM Modi paying lip-service: Congress

    BJP eroding Ambedkar's legacy, PM Modi paying lip-service: Congress

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    Singh also said he had already spoken to BJP president Amit Shah and J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on the issue. Stressing that a fair probe was being conducted into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, the BJP on Friday alleged that the Congress was playing "dirty politics".
  • US Attorney's office to Michael Cohen

    US Attorney's office to Michael Cohen

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    Cohen , it seems, spent this glorious spring afternoon on a Manhattan sidewalk puffing a cigar with a bunch of his bros. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was confirming a report by the Wall Street Journal . According to The Washington Post, Cohen may be under examination for possible bank fraud and for campaign finance violations. McKay replied that the president's attorney-client privilege "is no stronger than anyone else who seeks legal advice".
  • Pacers To Face Cavs In Round 1 Of Playoffs

    Pacers To Face Cavs In Round 1 Of Playoffs

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    Pop could make me into a viable 6th man of the year by the end of next year and the National Basketball Association wouldn't blink an eye. "He understands he's a big part of what we're trying to do. However, let's focus on just IN and more importantly on just Oladipo. "I think we've been nine in the past, but I think it's going to be important to go 10 for us".
  • Most Americans believe Holocaust could happen again

    Most Americans believe Holocaust could happen again

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    We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. The Claims Conference said there are "critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust " in American society, stressing that us schools must provide more comprehensive education on the crimes.
  • Taliban Kill a Governor and Overrun a Government Compound

    Taliban Kill a Governor and Overrun a Government Compound

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    Moseni reported that the Taliban fighters withdrew the stable chemical in Khuja Omari district and the protection forces that were there were united after by federal government reinforcements. Interior Ministry officials said that apart from Ali Dost Shams, the district chief, 14 other security forces were killed in the attack, but Arif Rahmani, an MP from the province, and Nasir Ahmad Faqiri, a member of the provincial council, put the loss of civilian officials and security forces at 30.
  • Executions Down Globally In 2017, But Remain High In Iran, Pakistan

    Executions Down Globally In 2017, But Remain High In Iran, Pakistan

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    In Sub-Saharan Africa , Amnesty International recorded about an 81 percent drop in the number of executing countries from 5 in 2016 to 2 ( Somalia and South Sudan ) in 2017 resulting to a drastic decrease in number of death sentence imposed and that was from 1086 in 2016 to 878 in 2017.
  • US to take another look at Pacific trade pact Trump quashed

    US to take another look at Pacific trade pact Trump quashed

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    The move would be a reversal for Mr. Trump, who signed an executive order in January 2017 shortly after taking office to signify the USA exit from the 12-country Asia Pacific free trade deal. Kudlow said last week the USA may soon release a list of products that would be subject to the new tariffs Trump has threatened to slap on $100 billion in Chinese goods.
  • Russian Federation invites Israel envoy to talk about Syria

    Russian Federation invites Israel envoy to talk about Syria

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    The slain militia were identified as Ammar Mousavi, Akbar Zavar Jannati and Mehdi Lotfi Naysar. At least 40 people have died in the chemical weapons attack. In his tweets Sunday, Trump called Assad an "animal" and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting him.
  • Bruce McArthur faces new murder charge

    Bruce McArthur faces new murder charge

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    Toronto police are expected to reveal "substantial" developments in their investigation on Wednesday afternoon. Officers recovered the remains of seven people from planters around a midtown Toronto home where McArthur worked. Some of the men McArthur is accused of killing kept their sexuality hidden from their families, were new to Toronto or had few ties to the community.
  • Syria invites OPCW to investigate attack

    Syria invites OPCW to investigate attack

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    The state-run media in the war-ravaged West Asian country also brought allegations a couple of days after the alleged chemical attack that the USA had likely carried out a missile strike at one of Syria's air bases in the Homs province, a charge which Pentagon denied.
  • Texas Gov. Abbott: We Want to Ensure Border Is Secure

    Texas Gov. Abbott: We Want to Ensure Border Is Secure

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    Under the federal law Trump invoked in his proclamation calling for National Guard troops, governors who send troops retain command and control over their state's Guard members and the USA government picks up the cost. "Issues of border security require the partnership of the federal government and our state and local allies to be successful". The federal government must agree to the terms before the troops would be deployed.
  • At WH Meeting, Trump Applauds Qatar for Nixing Terrorism

    At WH Meeting, Trump Applauds Qatar for Nixing Terrorism

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    Qatar has hired Donald Trump-connected Ballard Partners for counsel and assistance related to its outreach to government officials and business/NGO executives in Washington and Florida, the site of the president's winter White House. Qatar denies the allegations. In a telephone name final week, Trump credited the emir with working to counter terror financing and extremism. Yet nearly a year later, the crisis has remained deadlocked, despite Qatar's efforts to address at least the US ...
  • 27 school children killed as bus fall into gorge in Himachal Pradesh

    27 school children killed as bus fall into gorge in Himachal Pradesh

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    Villagers acted as first responders, rushing to the scene the moment they heard the bus smashed into the rocky gorge, local officials told the Times. Police said a Student Transportation of America School driver had just dropped the boy off at a designated student drop off location. At least 17 people were killed including children .
  • 'No survivors' as military plane crashes near Algeria capital

    'No survivors' as military plane crashes near Algeria capital

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    The news outlet added the crash is the biggest disaster in the history of the Algerian Air Force. The group is fighting for the independence of neighbouring Western Sahara, a territory also claimed by Morocco in a long-running dispute. He said the Russian-designed Il-76 military transport plane was carrying soldiers. The plane reportedly crashed into a field in an agricultural area.
  • Trump calls off his South America visit

    Trump calls off his South America visit

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    Syria and Russian Federation have denied there was a chemical weapons attack and have proposed worldwide inspections. President Donald Trump has scrapped plans to travel to Peru and Colombia this week, choosing to remain in the U.S.to oversee the American response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.
  • Old woman falls to death from 8th floor apartment

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    Camara was given a five year sentence after being found guilty of impersonating a doctor and fraud. The police's Mashadi Selepe says there is no truth to claims that a woman was thrown into a cell with 19 men and was subsequently attacked.
  • Hannity Invites Jimmy Kimmel, James Comey Onto His Show

    Hannity Invites Jimmy Kimmel, James Comey Onto His Show

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    Things took an ugly turn, however, when Hannity then compared Kimmel to Harvey Weinstein , showing old sketches from Kimmel's previous series The Man Show . He did warn, however, that if Kimmel wanted to go another round, "I promise that I'll punch back even harder", referencing more damaging clips of Kimmel that Hannity's producers had supposedly found over the weekend.
  • Apple now 100% powered by renewable energy

    Apple now 100% powered by renewable energy

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    The tech giant on Monday, April 9, said it has fulfilled its goal of powering all its facilities in 43 countries with renewable energy. Apple's been pushing for more investment in renewable energy for quite some time now, and almost two years ago announced that its operations in 23 countries, including the U.S.
  • Troops On The Texas-Mexico Border; Reducing Dementia Risk With Exercise

    Troops On The Texas-Mexico Border; Reducing Dementia Risk With Exercise

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    That would be lower than the roughly 6,000 National Guard members that former President George W. Bush sent in 2006 during another border security operation, though more than the 1,200 Guard members President Barack Obama sent in 2010. Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is a vocal critic of Trump, and has refused to deploy the National Guard before, in 2014. New Mexico's Republican governor has said her state will take part in the operation, but hasn't announced a deployment.
  • Hungary: Party says vote shows strong democracy

    Hungary: Party says vote shows strong democracy

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    Voting in Hungary's parliamentary election officially has ended, but numerous polling places are still open to accommodate long lines of people waiting to cast ballots. Meanwhile, Jobbik leader Gabor Vona cast his ballot in the northeastern town of Gyongyos, saying that the result would "determine the fate of Hungary not just for four years but.
  • US Said to Confirm North Korean Offer to Talk Denuclearization

    US Said to Confirm North Korean Offer to Talk Denuclearization

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    Read alsoChina says North Korea pledges denuclearization during friendly visit - mediaCentral Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo and a team at the CIA have been working through intelligence back-channels to make preparations for the summit, the officials said.
  • Snow chances becoming less promising, record cold possible for Saturday morning

    Snow chances becoming less promising, record cold possible for Saturday morning

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    Right now, we're forecasting a low temperatures of 17° for Saturday morning here in the Capital City, which would break that little more than a decade's old record.This doesn't even factor the wind yet though. More scattered rain will continue throughout the day today . Wind gusts up to 40-50 miles per hour possible in the Outer Banks. Highs by this afternoon will only reach into the upper 30s and lower 40s.
  • Mexico Senate to Cut Cooperation with United States over Border Threats

    Mexico Senate to Cut Cooperation with United States over Border Threats

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    Alfredo Corchado , the Border-Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News , covered the presidential campaign launch this week of one candidate in the northern states of Mexico. And yesterday it came out where this journey is coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody's seen before. Many have been given temporary transit visas which they intend to use to request asylum in the United States .
  • With public tip, RCMP arrest youth after robbery of store in Inuvik

    With public tip, RCMP arrest youth after robbery of store in Inuvik

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    Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that happened Friday afternoon at the Subway across from the Kraft Heinz plant. Police pursued a vehicle they believed was being driven by the suspect. According to the probable cause affidavit, a loss prevention officer observed 24-year-old Vernon Vontrell Fletcher "removing Nextbook devices from their boxes and placing them in his trousers".