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Tax Day protests demand Trump release tax returns

Saturday. A man gets sprayed with a chemical irritant as multiple fights break out between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters in Berkeley, California on April 15, 2017 . Images of tax protesters in cities including Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and NY flooded social media. Trump is the first major party nominee in more than 40 years to not release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit.

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Braves top Padres 4-2 as Dickey pitches in 3rd Atlanta park

The Braves have won consecutive contests after opening the season 1-6, and they'll look to capture their third in a row Saturday as they continue a four-game series against the San Diego Padres. The Padres reinstated catcher Hector Sanchez from the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled right-hander Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso.

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'SNL' brings out Fallon's Kushner and McCarthy's Spicer as the Easter Bunny

Baldwin appeared in the show's cold open, sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office, Vice President Mike Pence (cast member Beck Bennett) standing by his side. Spicer enters in a giant Easter Bunny costume. "All right, shut up!" Spicer shocked the White House press corps and others during a briefing on April 11 while discussing Trump's decision to launch air strikes on Syria in response to President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians.

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North Korea missile launch failed

Rows of military bands and columns of troops marched into Pyongyang's main Kim Il-sung square in the heart of the city. The test fell short of observers' worst-case scenario , that North Korea would conduct a sixth nuclear test to coincide with Pence's visit.

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Supreme Court liquor ban: Rajasthan denotifies sections of state highways

The court, however, exempted the hill states of Sikkim and Meghalaya from the order as they had said that since there isn't enough land for home and shops, it would be hard to find sites for liquor sale, NDTV reported . State excise minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule told reporters on Saturday that out of 25,000 licensed units, 15,000 were set to pull down shutters in view of the court order.

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USA military confirms apparent failed North Korea missile test

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil along the Korean Peninsula over North Korea's threats to advance its growing nuclear and defense capabilities. North Korea's ultimate goal is to have a full array of nuclear-tipped missiles in response to what Pyongyang says is hostility by Washington and Seoul meant to topple its government.

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Aaron Hernandez Found Not Guilty In 2012 Boston Double-Murder

Mr Hernandez was at the same nightclub earlier in the night and one of the two men allegedly spilled a drink on him. Upon doing so, Hernandez reached over Bradley and fired five shots into the man's auto, killing Furtado and de Abreu. As far as Bradley's testimony concerned, Hernandez's attorney went after Bradley's credibility and tried to say that Bradley shot them because of a drug deal.

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Canada introduces law to decriminalize marijuana

It would allow police to test people's saliva if they think a driver has been using marijuana. Such use is already allowed in the U.S. states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska as well as California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada.

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Three baby koalas stolen from carer's home in Brisbane

The three young koalas (known as joeys) were taken from an Ormiston address between 9pm last night and 6am this morning. The three joeys are around 14 months old and require specialist care. Anyone who took or has any information about the joeys are being urged to call the RSPCA or hand them in to their nearest police station. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via ...

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Syrians stuck around Aleppo as evacuation deal stalls - monitor, activists

It warned the death toll may rise further as "hundreds" more were wounded in the blast. The exchange agreement, hammered out between the Assad regime and opposition forces on March 30, called for the evacuation of thousands of civilians and fighters from besieged parts of Syria.

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Man (30s) Killed In Horrific Attack Yesterday Evening In Dublin

The victim, named locally as 30 year old Stephen Lynch, was struck by a driver who fled from the scene on foot. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, despite being chased by bystanders. We are appealing for anyone who was in the Brookview area between 6.30pm and 8pm to contact us at Tallaght Garda Station. "The circumstances surrounding that are what we're investigating at the moment", he said.

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Russian Federation presses for Syria chemical attack investigation

After their meeting in Moscow, the foreign ministers of the three countries called for an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) into the chemical weapons attack in Syria last week. Secretary of State] Rex Tillerson to go to Moscow with a very clear message - a consensus from the worldwide community", Theresa May said while visiting a military academy in Surrey.

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Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports put on hijack alert

Security at Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad airports has been increased as officials investigate the potential threat. Officials said a high alert warning has been issued to the three airports after the Mumbai police received an email on Saturday night from a woman residing in the city.

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Tax March demonstrators call for Trump to release his tax returns

The protests, which organizers dubbed the Tax March , were scheduled Saturday in almost 150 cities. Trump's tax returns have been the target of nationwide protests on Saturday, three days ahead of National Tax Day. Images of tax protesters in cities including Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and NY flooded social media. The impersonator was one of a number of speakers outside the Capitol on Saturday as part of the Tax March , which was aimed at pressuring Trump ...

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'Pak using Jadhav's case to worsen ties between India, China'

It also contains the timeline of Jadhav's alleged militant activities in the country and details of court proceedings along with an attested report of Court Martial General. under the aegis of the World Bank. One such meeting was to be conducted on April 17, on the agenda of maritime security, but the same has been cancelled by Indian government.

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Madrid's Bale to miss visit to Sporting, doubtful for Bayern

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo , right, and team mate Karim Benzema arrive for a training session prior to the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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Russia, Iran, Syria denounce U.S. 'act of aggression'

Trump, who last week ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack, was asked Wednesday if Syria could have launched the attack without Russia's knowledge. A team of experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog has been sent to Turkey to collect samples as part of an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria last week that killed 87 people.

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Stockholm truck attack suspect 'confessed to terrorist crime'

The Uzbek construction worker had an asylum request rejected by Sweden a year ago and was arrested several hours after the attack, in the Stockholm suburb of Marsta. However, unlike similar vehicle attacks in Berlin, Nice, and London however, IS has not claimed the incident. The victims' home countries suffered "horrendous acts of terrorism, but we have also seen the strength and determination and power of our democratic societies", Mr.

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Andrew Cuomo's free college education initiative comes with a catch

Hillary Clinton says the nation's first free college tuition plan approved by NY state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.

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Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide toll rises to 16

The 91m-high dump came crashing down on neighbouring homes as the country marked the traditional new year. "We remain on standby, some people who were pulled out of wrecked homes were brought in overnight", she told the AFP news agency. Ms Seneviratne said 625 people whose homes were either destroyed or under threat were being housed in nearby schools. Sri Lanka's government said it had planned to get rid of it soon under an infrastructure plan - a promise repeated on Saturday by the prime ...

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China Pleads with US, North Korea to Back Off from War

Earlier Friday, North Korea's Vice Minister Han Song Ryol told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal in "quality and quantity" and said Pyongyang is ready to go to war if that's what President Donald Trump wants.

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United Airlines alters policy on booking flight crew

However, a year ago Delta Airlines bumped more passengers from flights than any of its competitors, partly because of its generous incentive system. It's good that United will be reviewing its policies on these issues, but the damage is already done. The pilots also wanted to make it clear that the flight was actually one of United's "contracted Express carriers, separately owned and operated by Republic Airline".

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North Korean missile explodes during launch, say US and South Korean officials

A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the U.S. military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade. Other senior officials joining Kim on the parade podium included Kim Won Hong, who the South Korean government had said earlier this year was sacked from his job as state security minister, presumably over corruption.

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Blast Kills Over 100 During Syrian Population Transfer

It was not immediately clear if rebels at the transit point were among the dead. The explosion hit the al-Rashideen area, a rebel-controlled district outside Aleppo city where evacuation buses carrying almost 5,000 people from the northern rebel-besieged villages of Foua and Kfraya were stuck.

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At least 94 Islamic State fighters dead in U.S. bombing

The fatalities are also said to include four top ISIL commanders. Ghani's government had said the attack, which was said to have killed dozens of militants and destroyed three large caves in Nangarhar province, was coordinated with the United States.

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Venezuela Looks to Ban Capriles From Holding Public Office

The move against Capriles is part of a broader government crackdown that began with a decision last week by the Supreme Court to gut the opposition-controlled congress of its last vestiges of power. Opposition protests were slow to kick off on Thursday as authorities had closed subway stations and added checkpoints to major highways. In another intimidation tactic, police also posted on social media photos of protesters taken undercover with a request for information about the whereabouts of ...

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U.S. to Chemical Weapons Watchdog: Syrian Attack "Direct Affront to Human Decency"

In 2014, Syria was believed to have handed its entire chemical arsenal to the UN's Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) after they were criticised for its involvement in sarin gas attack that killed hundreds of people in September 2013.

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United States strikes back at Assad for use of chemical weapons

Moscow hopes to realize the prospects of dialogue with the United States, including on fight against terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said opening talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow on April 12, TASS reports .

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Fresh violence in Kashmir before Anantnag poll

Confirming the decision, J&K's Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu said, "This time, we have made elaborate and foolproof security arrangements at all the places where re-polling will be held on Thursday..." Srinagar reported a poor 6.5 percent voter turnout during the by-polls for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency as intense clashes were witnessed between the youth and security forces.

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Russia, Syria and Iran warn USA against further strikes

Lavrov insisted that facts had yet to be determined and Putin accused the Trump administration of fabricating the evidence to create a fake confrontation. As a result, the USA military fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the military aerodrome in the province of Homs, from which, as Washington believed, a chemical attack had allegedly started.

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Trump signs measure reversing rule protecting women's access to basic care

It is already illegal to use federal funds for abortion, instead that money goes to everything from prenatal care, to contraception counseling, cancer screenings, and other health services for low-income women. New law lets states decide what's best for them, administration says. Trump signed the legislation one month after he said that he would continue to direct taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood if it stopped performing abortions.

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Russia Criticises Watchdog For Unfair Review Of Chemical Attacks Site

Mr Tillerson also said that the Trump administration's position was clear: Bashar al Assad has to relinquish the presidency. Its findings, expected in three to four weeks, will be passed to a joint United Nations-OPCW investigation tasked with identifying individuals or institutions responsible for using chemical weapons.

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Protests in South Africa against ZUMA

Zuma doesn't understand how his actions can influence decisions by rating companies, and his actions showed a "recklessness" that ruined South Africa's credibility, former President Kgalema Motlanthe said in an April 3 interview. Protest organizer Mark Heywood told Anadolu Agency they will not present their list of demands to Zuma's office, but will instead make speeches outside his office calling on him to resign.

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Syria: 100 killed as bomb hits buses with evacuees

Under the deal, the rebel-held towns of Madaya and Zabadani and two government-held towns of Foah and Kefraya would be evacuated, a total of about 30,000 besieged people. The population transfer deal has been criticized by opponents as forced displacement and was not overseen by the United Nations. Allison further points out that the deal has been controversial and subject to accusations of forcing demographic change.

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North Korea's missile test failed and "blew up almost immediately"

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it failed to take off, while a Defence Ministry official told CNN the same. Choe Ryong Hae said President Donald Trump was guilty of "creating a war situation" on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching US forces to the region.


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