• Governor decries temporary block on abortion law
Governor decries temporary block on abortion law

Not only is banning abortions at 15 weeks unconstitutional, it's also a breach of a woman's right of choice. US District Judge Carlton Reeves signed a temporary restraining order that will prevent the state from enforcing the law for 10 days beginning Tuesday morning, arguing that the plaintiffs suing to overturn the law "are substantially li...

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  • Republicans Don't Think They Need to Protect Robert Mueller From Trump
Republicans Don't Think They Need to Protect Robert Mueller From Trump

On Saturday, Trump tweeted: "The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime ". Gingrich, though, told Fox News on Monday that he thought Trump should "quit doing this stuff", in part because he claimed the special counsel was unlikely to dig up anything harmful to his presidency.

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  • Trump congratulates Putin on victory in election fraught with ballot stuffing accusations
Trump congratulates Putin on victory in election fraught with ballot stuffing accusations

President Donald Trump ignored two critical warnings from his national-security advisers when he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone Tuesday. Speaking of the arms race, Trump said: "We will never allow anybody to have anything even close to what we have". When asked if Russia's election was free and fair, White House sp...

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  • US, South Korea plan resumption of military drills
US, South Korea plan resumption of military drills

The Key Resolve simulated exercises would likely overlap with a summit between the two Koreas, planned for late April, the South Korean official said. "Now it's a dialogue mode so they are trying to keep pace with that", said Choi Kang, vice president of Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies. On Tuesday, the defence ministry said they were ex...

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  • Two students hospitalized, gunman dead after school shooting Maryland
Two students hospitalized, gunman dead after school shooting Maryland

The attack, which lasted less than a minute , ended after the school resource officer, Deputy 1st Class Sheriff Blaine Gaskill , ran inside the building and confronted Rollins, with both firing a single shot nearly simultaneously. As policymakers search for answers, having armed officers on duty has been a frequent answer for many school system...

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  • Republican Challenge To Revised Congressional Maps Thrown Out
Republican Challenge To Revised Congressional Maps Thrown Out

Supreme Court. It is the second time in about a month that the high court declined to take up the GOP's objections to the redrawn political boundaries. All five Democrats on the state Supreme Court said the map violated the state constitution, but one of the Democrats joined both Republicans in objecting to the majority's determination to ena...

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  • Narendra Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russian president
Narendra Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russian president

Most of the voters AFP spoke to said they voted for Putin despite a litany of problems like poverty and poor healthcare, praising his foreign policies. "Demand justice; demand laws and courts that matter". The longer-term question is whether Putin will soften his anti-Western rhetoric now the election is won.

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  • Major Winter Storm For Start of Spring
Major Winter Storm For Start of Spring

There is potential for significant snow may impact travel later Tuesday night into Wednesday . "Spring, it's a time of high hopes but often great disappointment when it comes to the weather", said John Gresiak, a meteorgolgist for AccuWeather.

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  • Trump urges death penalty for drug dealers
Trump urges death penalty for drug dealers

He vowed to help create "a generation of drug-free children". During a trip to Asia last fall, he did not publicly rebuke Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who authorized extrajudicial killings of drug dealers. The Justice Department said the death penalty is available for violating "drug kingpin" provisions in the federal code. Some legal s...

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  • Yakuza Kiwami 2's Western Release Announced; Coming to PS4 in August
Yakuza Kiwami 2's Western Release Announced; Coming to PS4 in August

For instance, Kiwami 2 will feature Golf Bingo and the arcade version of Virtual-On. Yakuza 6 launched in December in Japan and is coming to the rest of the world in April . Tekken fans who are fans of the Yakuza series as well will be excited to know that Sato has mentioned that Kazuma Kiryu could be in Tekken 7 if Producer Katsushir...

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  • USA trade groups urge Trump to stop planned China tariffs
USA trade groups urge Trump to stop planned China tariffs

Trump raising their concerns regarding the detrimental effect that broadly applied tariffs could have on us families, in the form of higher prices on essential items. The groups called on Trump to work with trade allies to push for changes to China's policies. Markets rebound MORE and U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet ...

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  • Trump slams special counsel, drawing lawmakers' warnings
Trump slams special counsel, drawing lawmakers' warnings

Lindsey Graham of SC also warned Trump against firing Mueller. Details of the inspector general's probe were not made public, but it involved the FBI's handling of the 2016 investigation into President Trump's election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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  • Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Election in Stunning Upset
Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Election in Stunning Upset

Putin has promised to use his new term to beef up Russia's defences against the West and to raise living standards. The final election results Monday showed that Putin won 76.6% of the vote, his highest score ever. "The spirit was similar, however, with pictures of Mr. Putin and his campaign slogan, 'Strong president, strong Russian Federation,...

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  • Backgrounder: Russia's 7th presidential election
Backgrounder: Russia's 7th presidential election

Russian opposition presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak cast her ballot and urged Vladimir Putin's critics to vote instead of boycotting. "Of course I'm for Putin, he's a leader", said Olga Matyunina, a 65-year-old retired economist. Russians living in Ukraine were unable to take part in Sunday's vote because access to Russian diplomatic missi...

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  • Mexico finds Trump's border wall tour offensive
Mexico finds Trump's border wall tour offensive

Viewing the eight prototypes, Trump said he'd prefer a see-through wall. But as President Trump visits this border district today to inspect the prototypes of the wall he hopes to build, commerce is not likely to be high on his agenda.

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  • Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation
Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation

In a meeting with Mattis at the Pentagon, Kono said North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, as well as the abduction issue, must be resolved comprehensively, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. "We can't rule out the possibility of a contact between the North and the US" during Ri's visit, a Beijing source told South Korea's Yonhap ag...

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  • TDP pulls out from NDA
TDP pulls out from NDA

We expected that before the passage of the Finance Bill, necessary modifications will be made to do justice to the people of AP. "Quitting the NDA has only sent a negative message to TDP voters as he (Naidu) has himself said that he met the PM on so many occasions and taken up the issue so many times", he said.

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  • Trump ends the charade, directly engages in Stormy Daniels lawsuit
Trump ends the charade, directly engages in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

Stormy Daniels " lawyer Michael Avenatti called the $20 million lawsuit from President Donald Trump an attempt to "intimidate' Stormy and his filing to move the lawsuit to federal court an attempt to get the lawsuit settled behind closed doors.

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  • Duterte still obligated to cooperate with ICC investigation despite withdrawal
Duterte still obligated to cooperate with ICC investigation despite withdrawal

Harry Roque, the presidential spokesman, also predicted in a separate TV interview that the country's withdrawal would result in an "avalanche" of countries also leaving the ICC. "To prove that it's not a way of evading or getting away from consequences or the jurisdiction of ICC ... even if we withdraw, our actions back when we're a member are sti...

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  • Georgia executes
Georgia executes "stocking strangler", convicted of raping and killing older women

If the execution is carried out, Gary - who told Vanity Fair in 2007 that his eyes were damaged by a lack of light in jail prior to his trial - would be the first inmate executed in Georgia this year. This was especially significant, they had contended, because the woman survived the attack and dramatically identified him at trial. His "convict...

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  • United Kingdom police launch investigation into murder of Nikolai Glushkov
United Kingdom police launch investigation into murder of Nikolai Glushkov

British police said on Friday (Saturday NZ Time) they have launched a murder investigation into the death of London-based Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after an autopsy revealed that he died from compression to the neck. They say counterterrorism detectives are leading the case "because of the associations Mr. Glushkov is believed to hav...

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  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization for Documents
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization for Documents

Last year, President Trump told the New York Times that Mueller's team would be crossing a "red line" if it started investigating the Trump Organization and/or the Trump family businesses for matters beyond Russian Federation. Predicting what he will do on the Russian Federation investigation - which has always been an issue on which Trump re...

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  • Footage Released of Florida Deputy Not Entering School During Shooting
Footage Released of Florida Deputy Not Entering School During Shooting

Deputy Scot Peterson can be seen with an unidentified school employee outside a room in the first moments of the massacre. Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office is representing Cruz, has said there were so many warning signs that Cruz was mentally unstable and potentially violent, and that the death penalty might be...

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  • Longtime New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies after fall
Longtime New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies after fall

Slaughter fell at her Washington, DC residence last week and was taken to George Washington University Hospital to receive treatment and monitoring for a concussion. "There's no monolithic way that women respond to this", she said at the time, referring to the harassment allegations. Congresswoman Slaughter's impact on Buffalo, her beloved home...

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  • Corbyn's man slammed for attack on security services over poisoning
Corbyn's man slammed for attack on security services over poisoning

He also called for a "robust dialogue" with Russian Federation and criticised the government for cutting the Foreign Office budget. The backlash has now prompted reports Labour frontbenchers are ready to walk out on the left-winger over he and Mr Milne's response.

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  • Araria will become 'terror hub': Giriraj Singh
Araria will become 'terror hub': Giriraj Singh

The opposition's unity has got the better of the BJP, he said, claiming that the latter had won in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections previous year due to division of votes. "How can that be the hub of ISIS", questioned former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. The RJD supremo has been accusing the Narendra Modi government at the Centre a...

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  • PM sets 2025 deadline to free India from TB
PM sets 2025 deadline to free India from TB

Whether it is "Start-up India" or "Mudra Yojana", he said, the Modi government has sought to explore innovative methods of generating livelihood and employability. Noting that tuberculosis impacts lives, the economy and the future of a nation, the prime minister said the poor were the worst affected by the communicable disease and every step take...

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  • Poll outcome would be reviewed: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Poll outcome would be reviewed: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Other than overconfidence by the BJP , the last-minute coming together of the arch rivals SP and BSP scuttled the BJP's chances, he said. Yet another senior BJP leader Ramakant Yadav has also lashed out against Yogi Adityanath , stating that the party had erred in appointing as chief-minister a person who was keen only in worshipping at temples...

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  • Oklahoma to use nitrogen gas for executions
Oklahoma to use nitrogen gas for executions

State officials made the announcement Wednesday, saying they cannot get the drugs needed for lethal injections because some drugmakers oppose having their products used in executions. Joe Albaugh told reporters in Oklahoma City: "I got to the point.that I was calling all around the world, to the backstreets of the Indian subcontinent to try procure...

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  • 5th Circuit upholds Texas ban on sanctuary city policies, with an exception
5th Circuit upholds Texas ban on sanctuary city policies, with an exception

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans allows Texas to enforce what critics call the toughest state-level immigration measure since Arizona passed what critics called a "Show Me Your Papers" law in 2010.

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