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Minnesota Democratic Rep. Walz to retire, run for governor

Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, state Rep. Erin Murphy and State Auditor Rebecca Otto. Walz, who lives in Mankato and has represented southern Minnesota for the past decade, brings a strong voice from greater Minnesota into the race. "This idea of dividing us, whether it be by economics, by race or by geography, that's the antithesis of what I'm talking about", Walz said. President Donald Trump carried the 1st District by 15 points after former President Barack Obama carried it narrowly in 2012 ...

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'The welcome home that Vietnam veterans have been waiting for'

Robinson was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for seven years and five months. By 1972, less than 30 percent of Americans were in support of the war, holding protests in Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans who have not received a lapel pin are especially encouraged to come. "But, at the same time, teachers should be really stressing the tremendous sacrifice by the men and women who served in Vietnam".

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Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Park

Park allegedly offered governmental favours to top businessmen who enriched Choi, including Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong, who was arrested and charged with bribery last month. If the arrest warrant is issued, Park will be South Korea's third former president to be arrested for on criminal allegations. The companies told investigators that they couldn't refuse because they feared business disadvantages such as government tax investigations.

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Uttar Pradesh meat sellers to go on indefinite strike from Monday

As it is, India's burgeoning youth population is struggling to find employment opportunities, making them easy targets for troublemakers. At the same time, he supported the closure of illegal and mechanized slaughter houses in the state, saying it was hard for a common man to pass through a locality where the slaughter houses were operating nearly openly.

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US Senate allows Montenegro's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership

An investigation by Montenegro's special prosecutor resulted in a formal accusation that Russian Federation had been involved in a "coup attempt" back in October. The U.S. and Montenegro's strong ties should grow stronger with its entry into the alliance, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro, Margaret Ann Uyehara, said in a statement on Friday.

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Marine Alexander Blackman tells of `profound sense of relief´ at sentence cut

He has already served nearly three-and-a-half years since his conviction, which Mr Goldberg said equated to a "determinate sentence of nearly seven full years". Jonathan Goldberg QC told the gathered crowd that Blackman's wife, Claire, had been a " lioness " during the trials. Supporters in the public gallery cheered as the judges reduced Blackman's sentence to seven years.

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US President Donald Trump bulldozes Barack Obama's climate legacy with executive order

However, he believes this action will lead to a number of West Virginia's coal miners being able to eventually go back to work. US coal mines have been downsizing since the mid-1980s, losing workers throughout both Republican and Democratic presidential administrations.

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Israeli-American teen arrested in Israel for over 100 JCC bomb threats

The suspect, who has dual citizenship in the USA and Israel, allegedly made threats to other locations in Canada, New Zealand and Australia, Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter . An U.S. -Israeli teenager (r.) was arrested in Israel on suspicion of making bomb threats against Jewish community centers. Israeli police say they don't know the motive, yet.

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Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

Despite the GOP monopoly on Washington , they are pitted against one another and struggling for a way to govern. Ryan spoke Tuesday after House Republicans met for the first time since he sidetracked his party's health care legislation just before a scheduled House vote.

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Oppo India regrets unpardonable action of an employee, promises strict action

Hundreds of people, including employees of Oppo and members of Vishva Hindu Parishad protested outside the office. Police said they are directly in touch with the Indian head of Oppo and have not interacted with the accused as evidence is being gathered.

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GDP slightly up, per capita income still below $30000

South Korea's gross national disposable income came to 1,632.6 trillion won (US$1.4 trillion) in 2016, up 4.5 percent from a year earlier, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK). According to the BOK, Korea's real growth rate stood at 2.8 percent in 2016. The data is a reminder that South Korea faces an uphill battle to raise its per capita GNI beyond $30,000 in the coming years.

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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

And it seems that the ban isn't limited to the US. The airlines have until Friday to comply with the new order, according to Reuters , because they're the only ones with direct flights to the U.S.in the targeted areas. Laptops, tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban - which applies to direct flights to the United States - but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage.

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No Lokpal till Parliament passes law, Centre tells Supreme Court

Appearing for the government in the SC, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted to a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha that there was no clarity on who the Leader of the Opposition is. Earlier, the court had said the requirement of LoP on the panel was "dispensable" and could be substituted with the leader of the largest opposition party.

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Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

Mr Donald Trump Jr took a break on Wednesday (March 22) from defending his father's agenda on Twitter to weigh in on the attack outside the British Parliament that left five people dead, including a police officer and the alleged assailant.

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Fed's Fischer: Two Additional Rate Hikes This Year

Federal Reserve Vice President Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday he would be anxious by any return to protectionism in the global economy. The median forecast of the top Fed officials was for two more moves this year. Fischer expressed continued unease with the protectionist rhetoric of the Trump administration. When asked if he would stay on at the central bank as a governor, Mr Fischer said, "Well of course I have considered it".

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Occupy leaders told to report to police, arrests expected

Hong Kong is semi-autonomous and has been governed under a "one country, two systems" deal since it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997. "This vindictiveness shows contempt for well-established freedoms in Hong Kong and will only lead to more political tensions", she said in a statement .

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Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Trump's executive order will help America's energy workers and reverse much of the damage done. Jeanne Shaheen calling the move to scale back many restrictions on the coal industry "shortsighted". Michael Brune, executive director of Sierra Club, a USA environmental organization, described Trump's order as "the single biggest attack on climate action in US history" and vowed to fight it "in the courts, in the streets, and at the state and local level across ...

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EU, US condemn 600 detentions at Moscow anti-corruption rally

The United States and the European Union have voiced deep concern about the detentions during the biggest protests seen in Russian Federation in recent years, with the State Department describing them as an "affront to democracy". They also report that at least one lawmaker, Frants Klintsevich of the ruling United Russia party, "seemed sympathetic" to the protesters' concerns and demands.

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Britney Spears Is Going Internationalney: 'Piece Of Me' Heads Abroad

She is also the voice behind "Oops I Did It Again", "Toxic" and "Womanizer" among others. Britney has also often courted controversy not just in her personal life, magazine covers, music videos and even live performances like the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards when during a performance of "Like a Virgin", she and Christina Aguilera took turns locking lips with Madonna.

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North American stock indexes register gains, Canadian dollar up a nudge

The S&P 500 increased 16.98 points, or 0.73 percent, to 2,358.57. Despite Tuesday's gains, Dow Transports are still down more than 3 percent for this month, with its worst monthly performance since June 2016 when the group dropped more than 4 percent.

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Syrian opposition launches fresh assault on Damascus

Rebel fighters have been granted safe passage to insurgent-held areas of northern Syria under such agreements. Fierce clashes reported in eastern areas of the Syrian capital following ambush by rebel-aligned forces. Aircraft could still be heard overhead, but numerous roads that had been sealed off by troops the previous day were reopened. The spokesman for one of the main insurgent groups involved in the attack told Reuters the new offensive began at 5.00 a.m., targeting an area rebel ...

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Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

In contrast to Trump, who golfs nearly exclusively at his own properties, appaemtluy causing taxpayer dollars the end his trips to be channeled into his own privately-held company, Obama never golfed at a course that he owns - because he doesn't own any.

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Donald Trump executive order to reverse Barack Obama's climate change policies

California and NY, home to almost one in five Americans, have embarked on the nation's most ambitious efforts to reduce the amount of climate-changing gases released into the atmosphere, setting targets that are stricter than the Obama rules Mr Trump is reversing.

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Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

He has aimed similar accusations at the Netherlands. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Sunday Erdogan's rhetoric was setting back integration in Germany by years and it would take years to fix the damage. Mr. Erdogan's supporters see the plans as a guarantee of stability at a time of turmoil, with Turkey's security threatened by the wars in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, and by a spate of Islamic State and Kurdish militant attacks.

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US authorities charge Russian spies, hackers in huge Yahoo hack

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) is the successor to the KGB. Dokuchaev and Sushchin allegedly tasked Baratov with hacking more than 80 accounts in exchange for commissions, according to USA authorities, who submitted a provisional arrest warrant to Canadian authorities March 7.

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S.Korean prosecutors call in SK Group officials for questioning

May 9 had already been touted as the most likely election date because of a 60-day legal countdown set in motion by last Friday's Constitutional Court decision to uphold Park's impeachment. Lee Jae Yong , head of Samsung Group, is on trial on bribery, embezzlement and other charges in connection with the scandal. Samsung also denies any wrongdoing.

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Nunes won't leave Russia probe; Ryan says no need to

Yates' intention to provide information". O'Neil declined to comment Tuesday, and a Justice Department spokeswoman did not return a message seeking comment. Graham told NBC's " Today " show that Nunes "has to fix the damage", though he added that "the House is off track and probably can't get back on track".

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Exploring Trump's Approval Poll Dip

And that is actually the new bad news for Trump. The Gallup survey takes a three-day rolling average of daily figures interviewing some 1,500 adults. There is a margin of error of three points. "ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for the people".

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British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

Two men remain in custody for questioning as part of the ongoing investigation into the deadly London terror attack, London's Metropolitan Police said. Two of Masood's victims, Aysha Frade- a teacher in her 40s - and USA tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, died on Wednesday. Before taking the name Masood, he was known as Adrian Elms.

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Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Speier said that Nunes' actions raise questions about whether the House committee's investigation can be unbiased and independent. Nunes could have gone straight to Trump to warn him of information. Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, Trump adviser Carter Page and Trump associate Roger Stone last week volunteered to speak as well. Vnesheconombank, or VEB, (v-NESH'-ay-CON'-ohm-bank) said in a statement Monday that it met with Kushner past year as part of a series of ...

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Kremlin accuses opposition of provoking violence

Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. "I can not remember, when somebody expressed a strong and public reaction regarding the decisions, recently made in Austria, Holland, Germany, where the authorities banned holding certain protests", Lavrov said .

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Martin McGuinness' Stormont colleagues divided on legacy

The Anglican leaders of the Church in Ireland have issued statements on the death of Martin McGuinness, the ex - IRA leader turned politician who has died aged 66. He spent years on the run and was banned from entering Britain in 1982, during the IRA's bombing campaign there, under the prevention of terrorism act.

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US, Britain, France and others skip UN talks to ban nuclear weapons

These include Russian Federation, the United States, China, France and the United Kingdom, the five permanent members of the US Security Council and the only "nuclear-weapon states" (NWS) under the terms of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

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Gov't watchdog to examine cost of Trump's Florida travel

In a letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Government Accountability Office said Monday it would begin the inquiry into Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits "shortly", after Cummings and Democratic Sens.

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Backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS

The reports suggest that possibly the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a bloc of different militant units with Kurdish majority, will launch their final comprehensive offensive against ISIS in Raqqa in association with the so-called US-led worldwide anti-terror military coalition.


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