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Hundreds protest bake sale parodying affirmative action

The prices were arranged as follows: Asian man = $1.50, Asian woman = $1.25, white man = $1.00, white woman = $0.75, African-American man = $0.50, African-American woman = $0.25, Hispanic man = $0.50, Hispanic woman = $0.25, and "no charge" for Native Americans .

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Plug loopholes in internal security: JD (U) on Pak staffer arrest

Sources in Delhi Police also did not rule out possible involvement of some BSF personnel in the racket as they believe the staffer Mehmood Akhtar and his accomplices could not have got hold of deployment details unless somebody in BSF was leaking them.

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I do not underestimate Vargas, says Pacquiao

Now I will fight for them as well as myself. But Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, acknowledged there being some conversations regarding a potential rematch, though it's unclear whether Mayweather would have any interest. Arum already said this week that he would like to see Pacquiao fight Lomachenko more than anything. Pacquiao has also taken a controversial stand on the death penalty in the Philippines.

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NATO Readies To Send Troops In Russian Border States

It is worth mentioning here that the deployment of Russian warships comes at a time when North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is planning its biggest build-up since the Cold War , generating fears of a third world war. The foreign ministry said Spain had in September given Rusia permission to refuel from October 28 to November 2. It added that Spain had given Russian Federation permission in September to stop over from October 28 to November 2.

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Isis slaughtered at least 232 civilians near Mosul last week, United Nations says

Militants also prevent civilians from fleeing areas where there is fighting between the Islamic State and Iraqi forces, Amnesty International said in a statement Thursday. Fighters can engage the Iraqi security forces in the zones and then retreat toward the city center. Iraqi army Maj. Gen. Najim al-Jabori said forces south of Mosul retook the town of Staff al-Tut in the Tigris River valley on Wednesday, and said local tribal and militia forces have been deployed to protect the gains while ...

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Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police

The president's foul mouth has become a trademark of his political persona as he peppered his speeches with profanities. Speaking on his arrival from his official visit to Japan late Thursday night, Duterte said he was sleeping on the flight home when he heard a voice threatening to bring down the plane "if you don't stop".

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United Nations preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq's Mosul

He said local tribal and militia forces have been deployed to protect the gains while his troops regroup for their next push toward the city. "They said if you don't come with us you're an unbeliever". The battle to regain the second largest city of Iraq is considered to be the biggest ground battle ever since the allied troops led by the United States stormed into Iraq in 2003.

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Police Say 141 Pipeline Protesters Arrested

Law enforcement lingered in vehicles from different agencies as trucks towed burned cars. One woman allegedly fired a handgun towards police while being arrested. The American Civil Liberties Union was among those who condemned what they characterized as excessive force. Several protesters were arrested on the perimeter of the camp as authorities slowly moved in.

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ISIS commanders flee Mosul with their wives

Kurdish President Masoud Barzani has declared that " Mosul will be liberated", adding that his fighters are doing their best to keep the city from becoming like war-battered Aleppo in Syria. 'The presence of the sniper in four neighbourhoods emphasizes that there are many snipers and not only one'. Some Kurdish commanders said they had done so to allow Iraqi forces, who are earmarked to enter the city, to move forward.

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Chibok schoolgirls likely to be freed soon, Nigeria says

For a year after they were taken, the abducted girls were kept together, she said. He arrived about 6.30pm with his wife and started by offering prayers for the released girls. A product of painstaking negotiations and trust on both sides. Switzerland " facilitated contacts between Nigerian representatives and intermediaries of Boko Haram " after a request from Abuja , a Swiss government spokeswoman said.

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Diwali bonanza: Surat billionaire gifts over 1000 cars, 400 flats to staff

Mr Dholakia said, the gifts have been given based on the performance of the employees. It's the golden jubilee of the firm and almost Rs. 51 crore has been spent on the 1,716 best performer employees as Diwali bonus. Hare Krishna Exporters employs more than 5,500 people and has an annual turnover of over ₹6,000 crore. The year before that, he spent Rupees 50 crores on bonus.

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OPEC squabbles over output cuts hurt prices

International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading at $50.18 per barrel at 0655 GMT (2:55 a.m. ET) on Thursday, up 20 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last close. On Tuesday, London-traded Brent lost 67 cents, or 1.3%, amid fading expectations of a coordinated production cut among major global oil producers.

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Trump rally at Spire Institute

The first lady has delivered some of the most effective criticisms of Donald Trump, often without even naming him. Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's nearly part of his stump speech: He's going to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign before Election Day.

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Russia, Syria will extend halt on air strikes to allow evacuation

A day after the United Nations humanitarian chief announced his organisation had to abort its plan to evacuate injured and sick people from war-torn eastern Aleppo in Syria, the Russian defence ministry has said the humanitarian corridor in the area is still operational.

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IS using "tens of thousands" as human shields in Mosul

While officials are treating this as a brief pause, it effectively means that the Islamic State (IS) has temporarily broken the southern advance into Mosul, and that only the northern advance of the Kurdish peshmerga are still approaching the city.

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Telugu person arrested on $1.6M IRS impersonation scam

Callers posing as tax and immigration agents are threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money is sent to help clear up what they say is a deportation warrant or to cover supposedly unpaid income taxes. Though the calls might appear to be obviously bogus, officials say savvy and successful individuals have nonetheless been duped, with the callers using information about their victims they'd learned through open-source means to present a facade of authenticity.

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Early Voting Lags Last 2 Presidential Years; Number Of Sites Expands

The Elections Office reported that 2,675 people voted Monday in person and that it received 666 mail-in ballots, totaling 3,341 ballots cast. Turnout increased in the Wisconsin capital of Madison , is expected to double in Minnesota , and has already doubled in Chicago .

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Putin slams claims Russia meddling in US polls as 'hysteria'

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi , Russia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Does anyone really think that Russian Federation could influence the American people's choice in any way? Putin asked.

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US General Says 800-900 ISIL Militants Killed in Mosul Operation

Residents inside Mosul say the some 6,000 remaining jihadists have booby-trapped all the bridges and roads out the city. "[ISIS] took all of us from our homes at gunpoint and told us they were taking us with them to Mosul ", Ahmed Bilal Harish told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said rebels detonated two auto bombs against government positions to the city's southwest and attacked with more than 150 rockets. The Observatory said regime forces were returning rocket fire and also carrying out air strikes on the southern and western outskirts of Aleppo. An estimated 300,000 people have been under siege by government forces since July in the eastern part of Aleppo, amid concerns that basic food, water ...

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Percent Of Hillary's Own Supporters Admit The Media's Totally Biased For Her

Binder. Sixty per cent of Clinton's supporters see no bias in either direction. "Where is Benghazi? She thinks she's above the law, and the media is definitely complicit in helping her get away with it". Trump has denied the women's allegations, calling them "totally and absolutely false" and has promised to sue the women after the election. There was, however, another sliver of good news for Trump - this time in Florida.

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High Turnout Continues The Second Day Of Early Voting In North Texas

Don't forget to bring photo identification, which can include a Georgia driver's license, even if it's expired; a state-issued voter identification card; a valid USA passport; or a valid us military photo ID. Early voting also is excellent insurance against unexpected scheduling dilemmas on November 8. As of October 25, 47.8 percent of ballots returned were from Democrats, 28 percent were from Republicans, and 23.9 percent were from non-partisan voters .

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Kashmir a matter for India, Pakistan to sort out: Theresa May

He said Pakistan's "quest for peace must not be misconstrued as a sign of weakness". "The only peaceful, plausible, logical, and conceivable solution to the Kashmir dispute, which is also consistent with the global law and norms, is the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir", he said.

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Clinton runs up campaign cash advantage over Trump

The 52-year-old wife of President Barack Obama has energized the Democratic camp with a series of speeches taking Trump to task for his strident rhetoric and for what she brands his "frightening" attitude towards women. He's made a $2 million cash contribution to his campaign near the end of each of the three previous months. A former first lady running for president shared the campaign stage for the first time with a current first lady Thursday as polls showed a tightening race for the ...

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Trousdale turns out big for early voting

In Mecklenburg, the 10 sites now open expand to 22 sites on Thursday. According to Cameron County elections officials, 6,539 voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Early voting can also be done from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturday at the County Courthouse. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 and all voting will be done at voting precincts.

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South Korean party voices against intelligence sharing with Japan

National Intelligence director James Clapper said this week that persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause". "We will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state, we will not accept North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons".

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FBI, Justice Dept. prep for Election Day security concerns

During the 2012 primary election, 352,598 people cast ballots for president in the Mountain State. This coming Saturday will be the last Saturday to participate in early voting . Republicans, who make up 30.1 percent of the state's registered voters , made up 28 percent of the early and absentee vote . If you missed the 25-day registration guideline, early voting may be the ticket for you.

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Turkey hits dozens of Daesh, PKK/PYD targets in Syria

Drawing the new route of Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria, President Erdoğan said, "Now we are on the way to al-Bab. So, we're negotiating, we're planning, we're having talks with Turkey and we're going to take this in steps", Townsend said.

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Japan PM welcomes Duterte's efforts to improve PH-China ties

He was referring to visiting USA troops, whose presence in five Philippine military camps was established under a security deal signed under Duterte's predecessor as a counterbalance to China's growing military assertiveness in the region. Duterte has vehemently criticised Washington for questioning his crime crackdown, which has claimed some 3,700 lives and attracted widespread global criticism - but has also sent the 71-year-old former mayor's domestic popularity soaring.

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Iran Stresses Importance of Tripartite Meeting with Russian Federation and Syria

In a telephone conversation with IRNA, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qassemi, stressed that the meeting, scheduled for Friday in the Russian capital, will take place at a moment of "significant achievement" in the offensive against extremists.

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Jimmy Kimmel's 'Mean Tweets' feature Barack Obama, 'The Nickelback of presidents'

Normally, President Barack Obama , a lifelong White Sox fan, would not cheer on for the Cubs to win anything. 'President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States, ' Trump tweeted in August. "Listen, I come from Chicago, so I want to be honest, it's not as if it's just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past, sometimes Democrats have, too", Obama responded.

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Michelle Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Charlotte

Clinton, a former first lady who lost the 2008 Democratic nomination to then-US senator Barack Obama before becoming his secretary of state, praised Michelle Obama for standing up for the rights of girls and women worldwide, drawing a sharp contrast with Republican nominee Donald Trump .

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United States urges India, Pakistan not to escalate tension after espionage case

Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit lodged a "strong protest" on Thursday with the Indian foreign ministry and said the detention of the official contravened diplomatic conventions, a Pakistani diplomatic source said. "Pakistan High Commission has always been working within the parameters of worldwide law and diplomatic norms", Zakaria insisted. "The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29".

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Man Arrested for Taking Sledgehammer to Trump's Walk of Fame Star

Otis has said he will gladly pay for repairs. The suspect told Deadline Hollywood his original plan involved removing the star in order to auction it off in New York City. Trump". "Once a star is installed it becomes part of the historic fabric of the Walk of Fame". He adds that if someone is angry or unhappy with one of the Walk of Fame honorees they should find a way to express their anger and unhappiness in a more positive way instead of vandalizing a California landmark.

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Philippine president says to review military deal with US

There was no major hitch during the visit except that the President's courtesy call on Emperor Akihito was cancelled due to the death of the royal's uncle. Japan also agreed to support infrastructure and agricultural promotion projects in the Philippines to help economic development. In welcoming Duterte in his official residence last Wednesday, Abe expressed hope that the relationship between the two countries would develop in full bloom .


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