• Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter
Bill and Melinda Gates release 2018 Letter

They also argued that saving children's lives does not cause overpopulation. And " Is it fair that you have so much influence? ". I don't think Gates should be treated like a hero for his philanthropy. "It's not fair that we have so much wealth when billions of others have so little". In terms of education, the Gates Foundation primarily target...

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  • Loch Raven High School On Lockdown After Report Of Armed Person
Loch Raven High School On Lockdown After Report Of Armed Person

The incident comes a day after 17 people were killed in a massacre at a south Florida high school. "We responded immediately and the student has been removed from campus as law enforcement officials investigate the situation". District officials were alerted to the presence of the weapon by an anonymous tip submitted via a "SafeSchools" website . ...

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  • Trump Calls Putin To Express Condolences Over Russian Airplane Crash
Trump Calls Putin To Express Condolences Over Russian Airplane Crash

According to WAFA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Cairo on Monday, and told him the USA should "revive negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis ". Since then he has cut US funding to a United Nations agency that assists Palestinian refugees and threatened to withhold aid money to the Pale...

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  • President Trump's proposed budget wants NASA out of the ISS
President Trump's proposed budget wants NASA out of the ISS

The station is a joint project of several space-faring nations, and NASA has contracted with private companies, like Boeing and SpaceX , to reach it in recent years. "The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time - it is possible that industry could continue ...

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  • SPD leadership transition drags out, threatens Germany's new coalition government
SPD leadership transition drags out, threatens Germany's new coalition government

With many SPD rank and file harboring misgivings about sharing power with Merkel again, the result of the vote, due on March 4, is wide open. The resignation of Schulz is a major blow to the stability of the already fragile grand coalition for Chancellor Angela Merkel , who failed to form a coalition government with the libertarian Free ...

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  • The Buzz | Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigns in Haiti scandal
The Buzz | Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigns in Haiti scandal

She had previously travelled to countries like Cambodia and Thailand to promote Oxfam's work. "As programme director at the time , I am ashamed that this happened on my watch and I take full responsibility", she said, adding that she was "desperately sorry for the harm and distress that this has caused to Oxfam's supporters, the wider develo...

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  • Chelsea bomber sentenced to rot away in prison
Chelsea bomber sentenced to rot away in prison

Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for carrying out a series of 2016 bombings that, while nonfatal, caused panic in NY and New Jersey. Other devices were left in a rubbish bin at a train station in New Jersey. But, he added, "I have come to understand why there is such a big frustration between Muslims overseas and the Am...

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  • Barrack and Michelle Obama's portraits revealed at National Portrait Gallery
Barrack and Michelle Obama's portraits revealed at National Portrait Gallery

The paintings were revealed Monday at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The Wiley portrait of Obama can be seen left, and, at first, it resembles an awkward photoshop. She tells All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro that she was keenly aware of the challenge of painting an already famous person. For Michelle...

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  • Clemson Projected As A 3 Seed In March
Clemson Projected As A 3 Seed In March

This obviously doesn't mean that Auburn will still be a 2 seed in a month, but when the selection committee unveiled a top 16 a year ago, 15 of 16 teams were the same when the real bracket came out. But keep in mind that Oklahoma and Arizona rank even lower than the Rams' in those metrics in addition to worse standings in resume-ranking metrics l...

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  • United Kingdom threatens charity aid cut-off after Oxfam sex report
United Kingdom threatens charity aid cut-off after Oxfam sex report

Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt has condemned the behaviour of some Oxfam staff members as a "complete betrayal", as she warned the charity the "scandal" had put its relationship with the Government at risk.

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  • Sixteen militants killed, 34 people arrested in major security operation: Egypt's military
Sixteen militants killed, 34 people arrested in major security operation: Egypt's military

Four militants and 30 suspects were arrested, it adds. At least 10 terrorists have been killed on Sunday during a police raid in Arish city of Egypt's North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a security source and medics told Xinhua.

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  • Asma Jahangir, a moderate face of Pakistan, passes away
Asma Jahangir, a moderate face of Pakistan, passes away

One high-profile moment came in 2007, when Pakistan's dignified legal community launched a street protest movement to demand an end to military rule under army Gen. In an interview with DW following her win , Jagangir described the Swedish award as recognition of all rights activists in Pakistan who work under very hard circumstances.

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: USA Men's Hockey Roster, Betting Odds For Pyeongchang
Winter Olympics 2018: USA Men's Hockey Roster, Betting Odds For Pyeongchang

The Canadian team gathered in Calgary in mid-August and played a challenging series of games against midget AAA boys' teams, going 13-5-4, then beat the US five times in a six-game series leading up to the Olympics. Sullivan taught her sons to be open-minded and to not see stereotypes. "The one thing I've been real impressed with is the NHLers,...

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  • Israel attacks Syrian, Iranian posts as border region boils
Israel attacks Syrian, Iranian posts as border region boils

Gen. Ronen Manelis, said in a special statement . "The IDF is striking numerous (12) Syrian and Iranian military targets in Syria , in response to Iranian aggression", IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said on Twitter. Israel , which considers Iran its most potent enemy in the region, has been lobbying world powers - so far, apparently, without s...

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  • Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack
Third militant killed, death toll reaches 5 — Sunjwan attack

Army's defence spokesman in a statement issued here said that two heavily armed militants were killed in an ongoing operation so far. Today's attack comes 13 months after militants barged into the Army camp at Nagrota on the outskirts of Jammu.

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  • Trump trying to derail Russian Federation probe, say USA voters in poll
Trump trying to derail Russian Federation probe, say USA voters in poll

Additionally, 48 percent of Americans polled credit Trump with the state of the economy, while 41 percent say Obama deserves more credit. Former FBI Director James Comey said Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty, Trump recently asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was "on my team", and Trump also asked former deputy FBI Directo...

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  • Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1218 drones
Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1218 drones

Images of the December rehearsal show the "Shooting Star" drones lighting up the sky with Olympic rings, a snowboarder and a dove. " And while more drones does provide a broader canvas, it perhaps more importantly affords a better sense of depth ".

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  • Germany: Schulz gives up Foreign Ministry portfolio
Germany: Schulz gives up Foreign Ministry portfolio

Senior SPD members also pressured their leader into dropping his demand to be the foreign minister as part of the grand coalition - or GroKro. The perception among SPD activists that Schulz had constructed a life raft from the wreckage of an election disaster led many analysts to predict that the party's rank and file membership would not authori...

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  • Indian PM Modi makes historic visit to Palestine
Indian PM Modi makes historic visit to Palestine

New Delhi has backed the Palestinian territories' quest for nationhood and Modi has voiced support for an independent state existing peacefully alongside Israel. Both sides signed agreements worth around USD50 million that includes setting up of a USD30 million super specialty hospital. Modi visited the mausoleum of Yasser Arafat and laid a wreath ...

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  • Trump 'saddened' by Porter allegations: White House
Trump 'saddened' by Porter allegations: White House

When asked in a briefing on Thursday why the White House and Kelly had stood behind Porter amid the allegations, Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah acknowledged that communications had reflected their positive views of Porter as a colleague.

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  • Three law enforcement officers shot in Georgia
Three law enforcement officers shot in Georgia

Both sheriff's deputies were wearing bulletproof vests at the time of the incident, McBrayer said. Authorities have identified the male suspect killed in a shooting outside of Atlanta that also left a police officer dead and two deputies wounded.

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  • Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu
Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

Pediatric flu deaths also continue to rise, with 63 children now dead from the flu so far this season. The flu season is at high levels in 43 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. On the subject of vaccines, Schuchat added that the Department of Health and Human Services is "looking at this season's data very carefully" and understand...

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  • Twin bombing at Benghazi mosque kills two, wounds 75 in Libya
Twin bombing at Benghazi mosque kills two, wounds 75 in Libya

According to the latest information, more than 40 people were killed, while 80 were injured. Two weeks ago, around 35 people were killed by a twin bombing at a mosque in the same city. Werfalli on Tuesday said he had handed himself in to military police under Haftar's command, but it was not possible to confirm his arrest from an independent so...

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  • US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal
US Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Trump said. The House on Tuesday voted to advance a bill that would keep the government funded through March 23 while also funding the Department of Defense for the rest of the fiscal year and extending some key Medicare programs.

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  • White House says it 'could have done better' over Rob Porter allegations
White House says it 'could have done better' over Rob Porter allegations

She also worked on Trump's campaign and landed a role at the White House's office of public engagement, though what she actually did was a mystery to many . "But this is further evidence of a nonexistent vetting process". A White House aide who resigned on Wednesday amid allegations of domestic abuse had a Harvard law degree and a BigLaw resum...

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  • U.S. military parades throughout history
U.S. military parades throughout history

Following the report in the Washington Post , it was later confirmed by Gen. James Mattis and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that a parade was in the works, but that it was in the early stages. Trump reminisced about watching France's Bastille Day military parade when he visited Paris in July. "And I think a tremend...

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  • James Mattis applauds spending deal: 'America can afford survival'
James Mattis applauds spending deal: 'America can afford survival'

The current resolution will expire at midnight Thursday, and the House and Senate are expected to resort to fifth resolution. Mattis, who was on Capitol Hill earlier this week briefing lawmakers on the Trump administration's recently released National Defense Strategy , appeared at the White House press briefing to give a brief statement and a...

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  • Newborn Babies Reportedly Evacuated From Syrian Hospital Amid Russian Airstrikes
Newborn Babies Reportedly Evacuated From Syrian Hospital Amid Russian Airstrikes

On Sunday medics and rescue workers accused the government of launching a chemical weapons attack that caused breathing difficulties in at least nine people. Turkey , like during the genocide, kills women and children. The monitoring group did not mention allegations of chlorine use in Tuesday's attacks. On Wednesday, the Syrian army said it ...

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  • Gay Olympic athlete turns down Pence meeting
Gay Olympic athlete turns down Pence meeting

The vice president's office did not respond to a CNN request for comment earlier Wednesday. In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters all sides, not just the two Koreas, needed to work hard and dialogue between the United States and North Korea should be expanded for this to happen, Wang said.

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  • Led coalition bombs pro-government forces in eastern province
Led coalition bombs pro-government forces in eastern province

SDF and government forces control areas on either side of the River Euphrates in Deir al-Zour province. Following the siege on Raqqa, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that USA forces would focus on diplomacy and that they "won't just walk away" from efforts to stabilize the region.

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