• Grassley to press ahead on bill protecting Mueller
Grassley to press ahead on bill protecting Mueller

As McConnell noted in the Fox interview, it is within his power as Senate majority leader to control what bills come to the floor - and what bills don't. As one of my astute Twitter followers pointed out, the majority leader's stance is akin to refusing to buy vehicle insurance because you have no plans to get into an auto accident anytime in the...

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  • New York's 9/11 mayor Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team
New York's 9/11 mayor Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team

In a statement, Sekulow quoted Trump as saying, " Rudy is great". But what exactly is Giuliani's role going to be? Certified tea spiller James Comey told Rachel Maddow on Thursday night that he launched an investigation into possible leaks from the FBI to Giuliani's office after the former mayor appeared to predict Hillary Clinton's ...

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  • Students across Knox County call for change on National Walkout Day
Students across Knox County call for change on National Walkout Day

Any student who did not have a parent call and excuse them will take an unexcused absence for the day. At Friday's rally in Portland, students applauded one another for braving possible discipline at school to make those buildings safer for school violence.

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  • Throw away romaine lettuce, says Illinois Health Department
Throw away romaine lettuce, says Illinois Health Department

Alaska's Department of Health & Social Services said eight inmates at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center contracted acute gastroenteritis in E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma. The lettuce crop affected comes from the Yuma, AZ, region, according to the CDC. Ask the waiter if the romaine lettuce is coming from the Yuma area.

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  • Trump's Attorney Cohen Drops Defamation Suits Over Steele Dossier
Trump's Attorney Cohen Drops Defamation Suits Over Steele Dossier

Judge S. James Otero gave Cohen's attorney until Wednesday to file a declaration by Cohen himself indicating whether his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination could be at issue in the civil case due to an ongoing criminal investigation in NY.

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  • OPCW experts expected to arrive in Douma on Wednesday: Russian official
OPCW experts expected to arrive in Douma on Wednesday: Russian official

More than 70 people died in the April 7 attack - which ultimately drew a military response from the United States, Britain and France. Syrian media said worldwide chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma , where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only...

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  • Israeli Troops Kill Four More Palestinians near Gaza Border
Israeli Troops Kill Four More Palestinians near Gaza Border

Palestinian men burn tyres during a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 6, 2018. Israel is closely guarding the fence and warns it will not tolerate attempts to damage the fence or breach it and enter its territory. The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov declared in a tweet , "It is OUTRAG...

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  • Southwest engine failure prompts feds to order emergency inspections
Southwest engine failure prompts feds to order emergency inspections

CFM, which issued a warning about the possibility of flaws in the fan blades a year ago, reported that it has manufactured 30,000 of the engines. The jet, which was headed from NY to Dallas, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. "Also, it recommends inspections by the end of August for fan blades with 20,000 cycles, and inspections to all ...

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  • Berlin's Tegel airport says flights to go ahead while WW2 bomb defused
Berlin's Tegel airport says flights to go ahead while WW2 bomb defused

The operation will affect long-distance and commuter rail services passing through Berlin's main station from 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) onward. Each year, thousands of unexploded World War II bombs are discovered across Germany, and as development continues in the country's major cities, the number of cases isn't expected to see a slowdown anytime soon...

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  • Missoula Ranks in Top 12 Worst on Air Quality Standard
Missoula Ranks in Top 12 Worst on Air Quality Standard

But areas in DE and CT, also included in those metro areas, were more polluted than New Jersey, Stewart said. " Ozone pollution continues to be a problem along the Lake Michigan shoreline, with rising temperatures and "drift" from states to the south of the border playing a large role", Dona Wininsky, of the lung association, said in a statement...

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  • Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel's 70th Anniversary in Video Messages
Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel's 70th Anniversary in Video Messages

While Israelis celebrate their independence, Palestinians will mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of the Jewish state's creation, when about 700,000 people, half the Palestinian population of Palestine, fled or were driven from their homes by Jewish fighters.

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  • Southwest 'hero' pilot was one of US Navy's first female fighter pilots
Southwest 'hero' pilot was one of US Navy's first female fighter pilots

Witnesses spoke of how a female passenger was sucked toward the window, before being pulled back by fellow passengers as the plane plummeted. Throughout the Gulf War, the first air commander in the Navy led her squadron. Police yesterday named the passenger who died as Jennifer Riordan (pictured below). Her husband, Dean Shults , is also a p...

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  • McKayla Maroney Says Larry Nassar Molested Her 'Every Time He Saw Me'
McKayla Maroney Says Larry Nassar Molested Her 'Every Time He Saw Me'

The desperation to win Olympic medals was so severe for USA Gymnastics , its athletes found themselves at the mercy of their alleged abuser, who used kindness as a form of manipulation. Nassar, who worked as an osteopathic physician for USA Gymnastics and was a faculty member at Michigan State University , was convicted in three courts of charges...

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  • Trump challenges Abe to address trade deficit
Trump challenges Abe to address trade deficit

He effusively thanked Trump for pledging to raise the issue of Japanese abductees held by North Korea in his meeting with Kim. With economy and trade issues topping the agenda, the second-day talks were attended by Japanese and U.S. Trump said at the press conference, "We will not repeat the mistakes of previous administrations". "While Japan and...

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  • Bill for early Turkish polls to be submitted tonight
Bill for early Turkish polls to be submitted tonight

Earlier on April 18, Erdoğan announced plans to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, more than a year earlier than they had originally been scheduled for in November 2019. Media outlets have been shut down and scores of journalists have also been jailed. Today, Parliament extended the country's state of emergency for another ...

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  • Mike Pompeo Nomination Barrels Ahead Despite Growing Democratic Opposition
Mike Pompeo Nomination Barrels Ahead Despite Growing Democratic Opposition

It's widely believed that Pompeo will not receive a favorable committee vote, given the Republicans' slim 11-10 majority on the committee and with one Republican, Sen. This vote, along with 49 Republicans, ensures the Pompeo's confirmation is in the clear. "If there is going to be one, it isn't something you negotiate at the meeting".

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  • Wild Fires destroy homes evacuations
Wild Fires destroy homes evacuations

In Oklahoma, temperatures were expected to soar into the 90s with winds gusting to 40 miles per hour or higher. At the 34 Complex fire near Woodward, spokesman John Nichols said firefighters are doing much the same thing. As the weather conditions made it particularly risky for residents in the area, several evacuations occurred. Homes have bee...

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  • Ariana Grande Teases New Single Title and Release Date
Ariana Grande Teases New Single Title and Release Date

Grande hasn't released any new music since the Manchester Arena terror attack in May 2017, which killed 22 people. Ariana Grande's record label hosted a listening party for her new song and it left the room in tears. Ariana Grande is no longer a unsafe woman - at least, not on her social media channels. The concert raised about £3 million for ...

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  • First Saudi Arabian movie theater screens 'Black Panther'
First Saudi Arabian movie theater screens 'Black Panther'

The Development and Investment Entertainment Company (DIEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), on Wednesday oversaw the historic launch of the Kingdom's first public cinema in collaboration with AMC Entertainment at a newly set up cinema complex at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh.

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  • Sean Hannity has few rules, and now Fox News has a problem
Sean Hannity has few rules, and now Fox News has a problem

He predicted that the media is under the impression Cohen must have done "a big settlement case" for him. Hannity's relationships with Trump's sons, Donald Trump Jr. Hannity responded to the ensuing media reportage, telling his audience that Cohen never represented him in any legal matter and that he never "retained [Cohen's] services".

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  • Barbara Bush funeral planned for Saturday at Houston church
Barbara Bush funeral planned for Saturday at Houston church

Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. She was the keynote speaker at a Junior League of Oklahoma-sponsored child abuse prevention conference being held in Tulsa, before later joining her husband at the annual Salvation Army Tulsa dinner, at which he spoke.

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  • Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92
Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Darroch said as one of only two women to be the wife of one US president and the mother of another, "Barbara Bush was a very special person in American history". Her struggles and willingness to share them are a large part of what made her so endearing and likable. Her warmth and compassion won't soon be forgotten and we will honor her and all she ...

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  • Syria retracts report on missile attack: State media
Syria retracts report on missile attack: State media

Such devastation could break the will of rebel fighters and turn civilians in the area against the rebels. Syrian state media said on Tuesday that investigators had entered the town outside Damascus . In response, the United States, France and Britain conducted unprecedented missile strikes on Syrian military installations, but Paris admitted on...

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  • Twitter Thinks Stormy Daniels's Sketch Looks like Tom Brady
Twitter Thinks Stormy Daniels's Sketch Looks like Tom Brady

She has alleged that she was threatened by a mysterious man after she threatened to go public with the information. "I understand that you're being sued by our president, but it does seem like you're benefitting a lot", McCain said. Also, she said the man told her to keep quiet. Daniels acknowledged the publicity the whole episode has brought...

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  • Weather service confirms tornado touched down in Craig County
Weather service confirms tornado touched down in Craig County

Two dogs from two different houses were blown more than 100 yards away when their dog pens - which officials described as "strong outdoor enclosures" - were destroyed. If they determine the damage was done by a tornado, they will also determine the estimated wind speed and EF rating of the tornado. Powerful winds also damaged several buildings at t...

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  • Russian court blocks Telegram over refusal to give up encryption keys
Russian court blocks Telegram over refusal to give up encryption keys

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov remained defiant and said his company will take measures to avoid the blocks. Russia's federal censor has reportedly ordered the country's ISPs to start blocking hundreds of thousands of Amazon IP addresses.

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  • Sikhs, Kashmiris to protest against PM Modi in UK
Sikhs, Kashmiris to protest against PM Modi in UK

The leaders noted that the unique strengths of India and the Nordic countries offer vast opportunities for trade and investment diversification and mutually beneficial collaboration, the statement said. "I believe that the most important topic in our talks today was how Sweden can have a win-win partnership with India on the opportunities arising...

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  • Bon-Ton stores on brink of going out of business
Bon-Ton stores on brink of going out of business

The bankruptcy auction for Bon-Ton's assets, which is being held at a law office in NY, will resume this morning at 8 a.m., according to the Reorg Research report . The company filed for bankruptcy in February . Boston Store, for example, was founded in 1897, and Younkers in 1856. Local Bon-Ton chains can be found in the Arnot Mall in Horseheads,...

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  • McArthur charged with eighth count of first-degree murder
McArthur charged with eighth count of first-degree murder

The remains of all but Kayhan were found in planters at the home of one of McArthur's landscaping clients, Idsinga said, adding Kayhan's remains have yet to be identified. Idsinga wouldn't say how police obtained the photo. In February, he was charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam. He would have been 37 years old at the time of his death, Id...

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  • 2nd-Grader Brings Knife To School, Cuts 3 Students
2nd-Grader Brings Knife To School, Cuts 3 Students

The school district sent an email home to parents that read, "In situations like this the District's discipline policy is applied and aggressive students are not allowed in the building (s)". "If I could answer that question I would", the police chief said. Interim Superintendent Bruce Watkins called the incident "unfortunate". Watkins said c...

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  • Carrie Coon Is Playing a Villain in 'Avengers: Infinity War'
Carrie Coon Is Playing a Villain in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

After taking up more than 70 percent of all presold tickets two weeks before its opening on April 23, 2015, "Age of Ultron" hit 94.6 percent in the reservation rate one day before its release. Many believe that Peter Dinklage ( Game of Thrones ) is locked into that role. Marvel Comic Book fans have known the origin of the ultimate foe of Avenge...

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  • Massive Stash of Rare Earth Minerals Found Near Japanese Island
Massive Stash of Rare Earth Minerals Found Near Japanese Island

Even before Trump began railing against the persistent trade deficit, the US had complained to the World Trade Organization about Chinese actions more than about any other nation. Hence, it is heartening to see Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not abiding by the anti-Russian Federation narrative of America and the United Kingdom respectively.

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  • Police, protesters clash in Armenia as leader stays in power
Police, protesters clash in Armenia as leader stays in power

The participants of rallies against Armenian ex-President Serzh Sargsyan's candidacy for the post of prime minister started to block the central streets late on Monday. On Monday, police used stun grenades as protesters sought to break through a barbed wire cordon in the centre of Yerevan in an effort to get to the parliament building.

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  • Djokovic rolls in Monte Carlo opener
Djokovic rolls in Monte Carlo opener

Following a brief exchange, Donaldson laughed and said , "Ah, I'm sorry". His depature coincided with Nadal's return from injury, with the Spaniard optin not to play in any of the hard court tournaments at the start of the year. Here's a look at the main talking points ahead of the action on the red dirt of the Principality. "Hope I get more c...

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  • London stabbings: Two dead and one critical in three attacks
London stabbings: Two dead and one critical in three attacks

Dihan was the prime accused in Robin murder case filed with Kotwali Police Station past year, police said. A female, believed to be aged in her 30s, was found suffering from stab wounds. Sunday. "A male aged in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder". I am in close contact with the police and I am reassured that they are doing everyth...

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