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Washington County No. 7 on Trump's 'sanctuary city' weekly list

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday released what federal officials described as a "weekly" report that identifies "noncooperative" cities, including some that are sometimes referred to as "sanctuary" cities or counties. But that doesn't mean local law enforcement agencies complied. The Travis County cases also include a mix of convictions and charges ranging from drunken driving to aggravated assault and sexual assault.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill to vote no on Neil Gorsuch, cloture

All eyes over the next week will be on this group. That leaves 12 Democrats who have yet to announce their decisions. She pointed to the list of potential nominees that Trump released before the election to galvanize conservative support.

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Cyclone Debbie Claims Two Lives as Flood Waters Swamp Australia's East Coast

After thrashing Australia, ex-tropical cyclone Debbie is forecast to drench and possibly flood parts of New Zealand. "As damaging as Cyclone Debbie has been, the people of North Queensland will be stronger", Bishop Ray said. The areas likely to be drenched depends on the track the storm takes. The state is expected to be spared more heavy rain today. It is already the city's wettest March since 1984.

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Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after Cyclone Debbie

Local residents, churches, community groups as well as the Army, Police and SES have begun the slow cleanup in centres such as Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour and Proserpine, as well as offshore islands Hamilton, Hayman and Daydream which were hit hard.

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European Union rules out United Kingdom trade deal before Brexit is finalized

European officials suggested enough progress could be made on the divorce arrangements by the end of the year to begin trade talks, although EU leaders will have the final say. And when talking about our future relationship, we obviously share the UK's desire to establish a close partnership between us. "That means also that we will never accept a hard border again between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic".

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Allegations against me are sickening: Ex-South African FM

A report by a constitutionally-mandated watchdog a year ago said the Guptas influenced Zuma in making government appointments. Rumours Zuma was to replace Gordhan have unsettled markets all week and ANC members urged the president to reconsider.

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South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye jailed in corruption probe

Her father, military general Park Chung-hee, was president from 1963 to 1979 after seizing power in a military coup in 1961. State prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her and they are expected to do so on charges of extortion, bribery and abuse of power by mid-April.

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2 more arrests made in London attack

Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism chief Mark Rowley said police had nine people in custody after Wednesday's attack which killed five people, including the assailant. Police searched a property in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, where Masood is thought to have been living with his family until last December.

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Britain's divorce from European Union begins

With a potential row now building up over Britain's so-called "exit bill", estimated to be as much as €60 billion, Gabriel also reminded Britain that it is obliged to meet its financial commitments to the EU. Speaking in the Maltese capital Valletta, Muscat also reiterated the EU's stance that talks over a post-Brexit free trade deal between the European Union and Britain can not begin until key issues regarding Britain's divorce have been settled.

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NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe

But some Republicans who blocked the legislation won praise from constituents for stopping what many saw as a flawed plan, either in the legislation's substance or strategy. Majorities of Democrats (88%) and independents (57%) disapprove, with Trump getting the most support from his fellow Republicans (72%). And while the survey does find a potential bright spot, it also reveals his handling of health care isn't helping.

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Scottish first minister tells PM May not to block independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has said there is "no rational reason" for the UK Government to block a second Scottish independence referendum in a letter requesting the power to hold another vote. She insists that a second referendum is needed because Brexit, particularly May's plan to withdraw from the European Union single market, would alter Scotland's relationships with Britain and Europe against its will.

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Mother breaks down after witnessing two sons fatally gunned down

All the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Emanuel said he had been briefed Friday morning by the Chicago Police Department's command staff about progress made in the investigation into the crimes. when they get him off the ground I'll go with him", said the distraught mother. In a tragic continuing trend whose victims are overwhelmingly African-American, families continue to suffer the consequences of gun violence in their communities.

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Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's health plan

Americans divide over whether the greater concern is the possibility of improper communications with Russian Federation by the Trump campaign (42 percent), or possible leaks from the intelligence community (46 percent). In this group, a plurality of voters - 43 percent - now disapprove of Congressional Republicans, compared to 40 percent who approve. But most oppose surcharges for people who did not previously have coverage (59 percent) and allowing insurers to charge older Americans more than ...

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Trump signs executive orders to stop trade abuses ahead of Xi visit

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross explained the executive orders would kick off a comprehensive review of what they described as foreign trade abuse, and begin the work of cutting back the United States' half-trillion dollar trade deficit . The report criticized China's excess industrial capacity and requirements for technology transfers and cyber security, which it said are aimed displacing foreign products with domestic versions.

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Yogi Adityanath to be star campaigner for BJP

The (BJP's) national president called me on the phone and asked (me about) my whereabouts", the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said. Babbar said all state party leaders were of the view that the union ministers will be the best persons to tell people of Delhi about various schemes specially launched for the city by the BJP-led NDA government since 2014.

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Ahmed Kathrada, Champion of the South African Freedom Struggle, Has Passed Away

This morning, South Africa lost an icon in the anti-apartheid struggle and one of three remaining Rivonia Trial prisoners, Ahmed Kathrada. His wish was honoured‚ said executive director of the foundation‚ Neeshan Balton . Kathrada, under the tutelage of Transvaal Indian Congress leader, Dr Yusuf Dadoo, later befriended emerging ANC leaders such as Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo.

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German minister warns of tough Brexit talks, no discount available

Minutes before the joint press conference, Tusk tweeted: "EU27 does not, will not pursue punitive approach". "As I have already said, in essence it is about damage control". with us". "These are draft guidelines and we look forward to beginning negotiations once they have been formally agreed by the 27 member states", a government spokesperson said.

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Police release all 12 people arrested in connection with London attack

The entire episode lasted 82 seconds, police said. Masood drove his rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22 before crashing his vehicle into railings and then running into the grounds of Parliament. The inquest into the five deaths, including that of Masood, was launched this week. He then tried to enter the Houses of Parliament, armed with a knife.

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Syrian army recaptures all areas fallen to rebels during Damascus offensive

Syrian state media confirmed the rebels had re-entered parts of Damascus, but said the army was bombing their positions and was repelling the attack. The government has been trying to pressure the rebels to surrender the pockets they hold in Damascus, following victories in the northern city of Aleppo, the central city of Homs and other Damascus suburbs.

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Rep. Schiff has seen Devin Nunes' evidence for Obama surveillance

President Trump himself weighed in this morning about this with a tweet . Trump, meanwhile, weighed in again Friday via Twitter by suggesting that he supported a request by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, for immunity from prosecution in exchange for offering to testify in the probe.

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Meningitis C kills 282 in Nigeria amid shortage of vaccines

A new strain of the disease called "stereotype C" has emerged, and there are not enough vaccines against it, the Center for Disease Control warned. In addition, UNICEF is now supporting affected states to scale up social mobilisation focusing on grassroots engagement.

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Nunes Claims Democrats Are Not Serious About Russia Investigation

Nunes told Bloomberg on Monday that he went to the White House because he didn't " have networked access to these kinds of reports in Congress ". "To date, we have made 20 requests for individuals to be interviewed by the committee", Burr said.

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Serial killer died from massive head trauma

A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohi. Harvey claimed earlier that he killed his patients to release them from their suffering. Hospital", reports the research summary. They pursued numerous leads, including questioning Powell's wife. He avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to 37 murders (although he would later claim more) in 1987.

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Trump's son-in-law, daughter hold onto scores of real estate investments

He has between a $1 million and $5 million stake in the data firm, but the disclosure said he has an "agreement in principle" to sell his investment. Bannon earned more than $1 million previous year before entering the White House - including $125,000 from Cambridge Analytica, Robert Mercer's data analysis firm, and $191,000 from Breitbart News , where the Mercers are also co-owners.

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Republicans not yet ready to abandon health care

It was time to move on to other priorities, including tax reform, he told House Republicans. "To my Democrat colleagues who were celebrating Friday's action, I think their celebration is premature because I think we're closer today to repealing Obamacare than we've ever been before, and are surely even closer than we were Friday", Scalise said.

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NCAA to decide if HB2 repeal is enough next week

Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people said the new version would allow discrimination to continue. But North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a compromise bill Thursday to repeal elements of the so-called "bathroom bill" after passage by the state legislature earlier in the day, making that threat moot.

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Tillerson to make Moscow visit

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said she could not confirm Tillerson's plans, jokingly adding, "Is it time for USA political elites to decide: Have "the Russian hackers" hacked the US state Department servers again or is the threat to the security of the US information of American origin?" "After these consultations and meetings, in April he will travel to a meeting of the G7 (Group of Seven) in Italy and then on to meetings in Russian Federation", a State ...

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Trump to examine 16 trade partners, including Canada

The U.S. has its biggest trade deficits with China, $347 billion; Japan $69 billion; Germany, $65 billion, and Mexico, $63 billion. Some experts say the orders suggest the president may be taking a softer tack on trade. The tool has been in the U.S.'s trade arsenal but has been rarely employed, according to Spicer. "In many cases, needless to say, there will be multiple of these reasons helping to account for some of the deficits", Ross said.

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Watch Bill Clinton deliver passionate eulogy at Martin McGuinness's funeral

Hilary Clinton has said she was moved to tears by the speech made by her husband, former United States president Bill Clinton, at Martin McGuinness's funeral. Inside chief celebrant Father Michael Canny began his homily by asking mourners to join him in sharing thoughts and prayers with the people of London following Wednesday's terror attack.

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UP CM to meet Mukherjee, Modi

In keeping with the BJP's manifesto, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. The sources, however, did not specify the type of slaughter houses which will be shut. Pictures and videos of Tiwari, who is the Minister of State (Independent charge) for Environment, Water Supply, Land Development and Water Resources and Forest, sweeping the office, cleaning the corridor went ...

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Intel Official Who 'Unmasked' Trump Associates is 'Very High Up'

The most recent turn of events is that Michael Flynn, fired as Trump's national security adviser for not disclosing talks with at least one Russian official, is purportedly seeking immunity in exchange for testifying in the Capitol Hill probes.

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Malaysians return from Pyongyang in swop deal

The three men had arrived in Pyongyang on Friday via Beijing along with the body of Kim Jong Nam, who was poisoned to death by the VX nerve agent at a Kuala Lumpur airport on February 13, in an audacious operation that triggered a diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea.

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This week in US Soccer: The USMNT are back on track

Mexico now have 10 points from four games , leading from Costa Rica, who could only manage a draw against last placed Honduras on Tuesday. It's insane. If you try to imagine how many US players over the years could have done what Pulisic did on that goal , you might be thinking for a while. Those woes weren't helped when, instead of taking off one of his struggling veterans, Bruce Arena waited until nearly the 70th minute to take out the one midfield player who had been doing ...

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Rubio: Russian Hackers Targeted Members of My Presidential Campaign

Asked directly yesterday whether Russian Federation interfered in the election, Putin said: "Read my lips: No". "10:45 am yesterday, a second attempt was made - again, against former members of my Presidential campaign team", Rubio told the hearing.

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European Union offers pre-Brexit trade talks

The EU says if there is enough progress made on the terms of the divorce in the first phase of talks, then negotiations can move to a second phase where a trade deal can be discussed. The EU "will make sure that the United Kingdom honours all financial commitments and liabilities the United Kingdom has taken as a member state", he said.


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