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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Rising Crime a 'Dangerous, Permanent Trend'

Trump campaigned as a "law and order " candidate and routinely spoke about crime rates in America. And from this vision flows the language of a demagogue who needs to invent a problem so he and his new attorney general and his white-nationalist advisers - notably Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller - will have an excuse for coming down on it, hard.

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Kevin Durant reportedly hires extra security for Oklahoma City Thunder game

It's extremely hard - impossible in this era, perhaps - to win a title without three. "Oklahoma City has only traveled once this month, while Golden State is playing a back-to-back road set without rest tonight". "We've gotta make sure we're ready to play". Durant simply did what many other Americans (including yours truly) have done over their lives and changed jobs.

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Support for Paneerselvam Brewing in Sasikala's Camp?

In her letter to the governor, the AIADMK General Secretary said it has been seven days since the governor accepted the resignation of Panneerselvam and urged him to accept her request for a meeting with the MLAs. She lashed out at the governor of Tamil Nadu C Vidyasagar Rao saying her swearing-in was delayed by him to cause rift in the party. At that time, he had apparently been under the spell of the overpowering cult of personality surrounding Jayalalithaa in the party, which meant that ...

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Not extending New START treaty would be 'tragic mistake' - ex-Pentagon chief

However, White House spokesman Sean Spicer later said the president took a pause in the conversation to confer with his advisers. He also talked about his own popularity, two current and one former USA government officials claim. During the conversation, Vladimir Putin brought up the idea of extending the New START treaty. He wouldn't say whether the Kremlin favors extending the pact that limited Russian and USA nuclear arsenals to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads each.

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President Trump and Japanese PM Abe hold joint news conference

Aso and Pence held a separate meeting at the White House the same day. While neither leader explicitly said whether that relationship should center on a bilateral deal, Trump has repeatedly advocated the country-to-country approach. "In a relaxed atmosphere, I hope to take time to discuss with Donald on the future of the world, future of the region and future of Japan in the United States ".

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Supreme Court Nominee Calls Trump's Judicial Attacks "Demoralizing"

The president accused Blumenthal of having not only lied about fighting in Vietnam but for misrepresenting Gorsuch's comments . Blumenthal (D-Conn.) disclosed Wednesday that Gorsuch called Trump's attacks on judges as "disheartening" and "demoralizing ".

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Thousands Protest in Baghdad; Tear Gas Fired

Shots rang out in the centre of the city as security forces used live fire and tear gas to disperse the crowds. Security forces also fired rubber bullets at the protesters and at least 11 have been wounded - many with serious head injuries.

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Toronto police will not participate in Pride Parade: Chief Saunders

They are required by their duty under the law to do that. "The decision does not come without concerns and in the near future we most likely will be faced with a recurring challenge - a threat to revoke the City of Toronto's funding for the festival".

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Tamil Nadu Governor to meet Paneerselvam, Sasikala separately

Earlier, Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam had tendered his resignation paving way to AIADMK's interim general secretary Sasikala aka Chinnamma. "Since we have faith in democracy, we keep quiet to some extent; we can be tolerant only to certain extent; beyond that point, we all will, together, do whatever is required", she told hundreds of cadre who met her at Poes Garden residence today.

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Lopez: 'I stayed true to President's order on mining audit'

This is precisely why there is a need for the mining audit, for such will outline the specific violations, presented in concise, empirically verifiable terms. The minister's decision to close and suspend mines is "illegal and unfair", jeopardizing an industry that has paid a large amount in taxes and fees to the government, the country's mining industry body said earlier on Monday.

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USA blocks appointment of former Palestinian PM as United Nations envoy to Libya

United Nations diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press news agency that Fayyad was well-respected for his work in reforming the Palestinian Authority and revitalising the Palestinian economy. decision to block Mr Fayyad's appointment. But Trump has recently signaled to Israel the United States did not view settlement expansion in land claimed by the Palestinians as helpful in achieving a comprehensive peace agreement, suggesting Washington may apply ...

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Trump reaffirms commitment to one-China policy

His change in position is a major diplomatic boost which acknowledges Beijing's position that Taiwan is part of China. During the call, Trump agreed to honor the "one China" policy, according to a White House statement , vowing to maintain the status quo he had previously threatened to shake up.

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Trump Critiques 'Political' Courts, but He's Not the First

Senate. Many Democratic activists, upset about Republicans refusing to consider President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a year ago, want Democrats to stand their ground against Gorsuch. Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said, "It's hard to find a clearer case of that kind of misuse of office than we saw today".

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China praises letter from Trump & seeks to improve ties with US

The phone conversation took place Thursday night in US. For that reason, recognition of Taiwan internationally poses an existential threat to China. Officials told the daily that Xi would not agree to speak with Trump until after his public acknowledgment of the policy, which in effect cuts off official governmental ties with Taiwan, officially named the Republic of China .

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Top AIADMK leader switches to Panneerselvam's camp

She offered rose petals and kneeled at the memorial. Taking the urgency of the situation at hand, she would like to seek an appointment with him today along with all MLAs who extended their support to her. Panneerselvam. With Pandiarajan's defection, many other key leaders from the Sasikala camp are expected to follow suit on Saturday. On the charge that he had betrayed the party high command, the senior leader said he resigned when he was forced only because he did not want the charge ...

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In boost to Panneerselvam, veteran AIADMK leader C Ponnaiyan joins OPS camp

The leader is also likely to parade the "captive MLAs" in front of the Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao's residence. He arrived in Chennai on Thursday and his absence over the last two days had raised eyebrows with Sasikala's supporters demanding that she should have been invited to form the next government.

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Popular heroine seeks an explanation from the Tamil Nadu Governor

We will overcome every obstacle and emerge victorious", Sasikala said. She added that people who think they can separate AIADMK party "that has 1.5 cr people" will only face defeat. Sasikala had removed Panneerselvam from the Treasurer post immediately after his revolt, but he has maintained that being a temporary general secretary, she does not have the powers to appoint or remove party functionaries.

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Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump's Attack Against Nordstrom - By Advertising Ivanka's Products

By the time Spicer's briefing got underway, Conway's pitch had triggered complaints it violated executive branch ethics regs. The comments from the President, but particularly from Conway, prompted immediate backlash from lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle and are considered a serious crossing of ethical lines.

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Betsy DeVos blocked by protesters from entering DC public school: 'Shame! Shame!'

Public schools are the backbone of our democratic society. "I think probably there, I would imagine that there is probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies". But that felt different, the staff member said. We had the opportunity to learn, to achieve, and to become anything we wanted. There was enough concern about that among senators that 50 of them voted against her.

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Poland's PM suffered "nothing serious" in vehicle crash

Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo has suffered bruising in a vehicle crash in the south of the country. The 53-year-old is undergoing tests, including X-rays, and will remain "for some time" in a government hospital in Warsaw, Rafal Bochenek said.

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World President Zuma Watches as South African MPs Fight in Parliament

In chaotic scenes, about 30 guards dressed in white shirts forcibly ejected about 25 members of South Africa's parliament. In January, Zuma urged South Africans during the 105 anniversary of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) Party to avoid visiting Israel unless it aims to "foster peace" in the region.

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Two AIADMK Lok Sabha MPs join Panneerselvam camp

Her supporters also joined Sasikala in prayers with folded hands. On his removal as party treasurer by Sasikala, he said, "No one has the right to remove me from the post of treasurer which was given to me by Amma 10 years ago". "We had a detailed discussion with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao about all that is happening in Tamil Nadu". The AIADMK has 37 MPs in Lok Sabha. K.C.

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American boy tried to hack Brussels Airport after terrorist attack

A US-based teenager has reportedly confessed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he was responsible for launching a cyberattack against Brussels Airport on the same day as Islamic State-led suicide bombings in the region killed over 30 civilians.

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Sen. Tom Cotton: Ninth Circuit 'Most Notoriously Left-Wing Court in America'

The three-judge panel heard oral arguments Tuesday evening via telephone and issued the ruling Thursday per curiam, meaning it is unsigned and there was no dissent. "If the Trump administration wants to take it to the Supreme Court for an emergency motion to Justice Kennedy, who serves as a circuit justice for this part of the United States, they can do that", he said.

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Sasikala to meet Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today

For two days, Mr Panneerlsevam seemed to have no problem. On Tuesday night, Panneerselvam made a dramatic statement that he was forced to resign as the Chief Minister. Sasikala's meeting with the Governor lasted about 40 minutes. Legally, he can not. However, the fact is that in the event that Sasikala is convicted, she will no longer be eligible to hold the office of chief minister and Panneerselvam's claim on the coveted chair will get enhanced.

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Jayalalithaa's death mystery: Sasikala says ready to face any inquiry

Noting that a candidate to the general secretary's post should also have completed at least five years in the party, he said since Ms Sasikala rejoined the AIADMK only on March 31, 2012, she does not qualify for general secretary. There have been reports that the stand-in governor of Tamil Nadu is evaluating legal opinion before he decides to invite either Chief Minister O Panneerselvam or AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala to form the next government in the state.

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French farmer fined for helping migrants

He was acquitted of the other charges. The case has drawn attention to those who do not share anti-migrant sentiment in Europe and are offering assistance to people fleeing impoverished or war-torn countries. The farmer wants the law, which he said penalises those helping people in need, scrapped. Cedric Herrou remains defiant ahead of a court ruling that could see him jailed for sheltering illegal migrants.

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South African MPs throw punches at State of Nation address

At Zuma's address in 2015, parliamentary security guards disguised as waiters physically removed EFF members from the chamber, but this is the first time soldiers will be deployed as security rather than a ceremonial role. A huge security presence was mobilised to stop a repeat of past year when major clashes erupted on the streets of Cape Town. The opposition called the South African leader a " scoundrel " and " rotten to the core ".

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Jallikattu held in Madurai's Alanganallur; 74 people injured, 23 taken to hospitals

A few people also sustained minor injuries after a gallery collapsed. Prizes like Motorcycles, gold and silver coins, gift bags, home appliances, mobile phones, LED television sets, home theaters were being distributed to the winning bull tamers and also to the bull owners.

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Trump reportedly considers new immigration order after court defeat

The unanimous decision (pdf) doesn't strike down United States president Donald Trump's executive order. "We will continue to go through the court process and, ultimately, I have no doubt we will win that particular case", he said earlier.

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Whats Ahead For Trumps Travel Ban Fight

It is unclear what a new United States immigration order might look like. Judges can quite obviously and rightly become targets of criticism. That's why federal judges are appointed for life, to insulate them from the whims of public opinion and from the tyranny of the majority.

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Donald Trump Backs 'One China' Policy In Call With China's Xi Jinping

As for Thursday's phone call , the readout described it as "extremely cordial", adding, "both leaders extended best wishes to the people of each other's counties". The conciliatory tone is in stark contrast to previous statements by Mr Trump, whose presidential campaign was marked by anti-China rhetoric that continued after winning the election.

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Espionage racket busted in MP: Arrested ISI agents associated with BJP?

Madhya Pradesh ATS chief Sanjeev Shami said investigation revealed that Satvinder was receiving money from one Balram, based in the Satna town of Madhya Pradesh. "The modus operandi was the handlers through internet calls would connect with the accused from some city overseas (except Pakistan) through the imported SIM boxes that were used and kept by the receivers in Madhya Pradesh".

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Lionel Messi to Manchester United? Impossible, says Jose Mourinho

Although United are on a 15 game unbeaten run in the league, their table position has been a matter of concern and now, it is about to change with the gap being closed down gradually. Except for Chelsea - and Spurs to a point - the other four have been so inconsistent, you just don't know what you're going to get with them. Using the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in June 2009 as an example, the vice-chairman highlighted the club's pulling power, with or without a stellar ...

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New Israeli law legalizing settlements draws harsh reaction worldwide

The regulation law may be only the beginning. The State Department said , "At this point, indications are that this legislation is likely to be reviewed by the relevant Israeli courts, and the Trump administration will withhold comment on the legislation until the relevant court ruling".


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