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Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses "red lines"

Mr Tillerson is likely to raise the issue of the continued use of chemical weapons in Moscow this week. The focus of USA policy has turned to possible Russian complicity with last week's chemical attacks which the United States says were launched from Syrian aircraft based at the Shayrat air field near Homs.

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Texas voter ID law was created to discriminate against minorities, judge rules

Neither ruling has any immediate impact. Last July, the USA 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law discriminated against Latinos and other minorities but made no ruling on whether it was meant to be discriminatory. Brantley Starr, a deputy first assistant attorney general, acknowledged that Texas could be dragged back under preclearance but noted there was little precedent.

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Shooting at California Elementary School Kills 2 Adults, Injures 2 Students

A 9-year-old classmate was admitted to pediatric surgery at a local hospital, where he was said to be in stable condition. The suspect shot and killed his estranged wife, a teacher, and wounded two children who were behind her, one of whom died of his wounds.

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Breitbart backs off Jared Kushner criticism after he personally complained to Trump

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday dismissed reports of conflict between senior aides Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner as "overblown" during his daily briefing with reporters. Bannon reportedly resents Kushner for bringing figures associated with Democrats into the White House. Many contend Bannon's influence within the Executive is slipping as Kushner takes on a wider range of projects, which included his recent envoy trip to Iraq.

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China offers concessions to avert trade war with US: FT

The investigation could result in "everything from no action at all to the levying of supplemental duties", the official said. "There are several other countries that could provide the US with the manufactured goods it gets from China, but China would have real trouble finding an alternative to the U.S.as an export market".

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Trump sees bump in support after striking Syria

The Trump administration has not yet defined a clear policy and Rome fears Washington may fall into step with Egypt and Russian Federation, which support general Khalifa Haftar, a powerful figure in eastern Libya. Three times during Monday's White House briefing, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer mentioned barrel bombs as another reason for launching attacks on Assad.

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Stockholm attack suspect was refused residency

Jan Evensson, of Stockholm police, told a news conference on Sunday that the 39-year-old suspect's request was rejected in June 2016 but police could not find him for deportation because he was not at the address he had given. "I thought everyone would run past me and save themselves", Papusa Ciuraru, whose foot was crushed by a boulder displaced by the speeding truck, told the Expressen daily.

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Two people shot at California school

The gunman was identified as Cedric Anderson, 53, of San Bernardino and his wife was identified as Karen Elaine Smith. On Feb. 6, Anderson posted a video to Facebook from their honeymoon in Sedona in which the couple appears blissful and carefree.

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Hillary Clinton says 'misogyny played a role' in USA presidential election loss

Although Clinton now intends to relax and write a book, simultaneously she wants an independent investigation into the hacking of the Democratic Party leaders' emails, which she believes, were carried out by Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin's orders a year ago.

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Mine Hill to host annual Easter Bunny breakfast, egg hunt

With the event now in its eighth year, each year the Community Easter Egg Hunt gets bigger with more people attending, more eggs hidden, and more door prizes in the form of donated Easter baskets given away. The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance. The airport has plenty of parking. There will be plenty of eggs and prizes. "As a nonprofit, we spend a lot of time raising money to give back to the community, this is one of the few events that we're able to do that", ...

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Bannon v Kushner: The new bitter rivalry

President Donald Trump's top strategist, Stephen Bannon , and his adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly met in an attempt to smooth tensions that have roiled the administration. The Hollywood Reporter said Fox followed up the tape with a brief discussion about why Trump's behavior was inappropriate. Axios on Friday reported Trump was mulling replacements for Priebus , including incumbent House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

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Alabama lawmakers open impeachment hearings against governor

Local media reported authorities were taking Bentley's fingerprints at the Montgomery County jail. Impeachment hearings - the first in Alabama in more than a century - began Monday morning, when the State House was consumed by rumors that the governor would soon quit.

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April 4 is "Equal Pay Day": Gender Pay Gap in Labor

While Equal Pay Day provides a useful opportunity to address the issue of unequal pay between the sexes, it's important to remember that the wage gap doesn't affect all women at the same rate. The stat that women earn 20% less "does not factor in numerous choices that women and men make-including education, years of experience and hours worked-that influence earnings".

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After Syria attack, Tillerson vows to defend innocents

The public assessment of last Friday's missile strike and the forceful rhetoric came as the Group of Seven (G-7) ministers met in Italy to send a "clear and coordinated" message to Russian Federation over its support for Damascus. "(They) discussed the situation in Syria after the USA launched a missile strike on the airbase in that country", the ministry said. Tillerson also attended the meeting at the 15th century Ducal Palace, along with foreign ministers from Canada, France, Germany, ...

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NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

The plan is part of the budget the Democrat-controlled New York State Assembly passed on Saturday; and the Republican-controlled state Senate is set to vote on it Sunday evening. There is no age limit for the program; once students receive the Excelsior Scholarship they must be enrolled full-time with an average of at least 30 credits per year and continue to meet the minimum GPA requirement for their program.

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Coptic priest recalls blast that killed his son

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt following twin church bombings that killed dozens of people in two cities on Sunday. "Either a bomb was planted or someone blew himself up", provincial governor Ahmad Deif told the state-run Nile TV channel, Sky News reported . Mourners filled the Saint Mina monastery west of Alexandria Monday as they bade farewell to the victims of the deadliest attacks in recent memory on Egypt s Coptic Christian ...

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Trump thanks Navy for Syria strikes

Several of the leading Republicans who praised Trump's Syria strike had previously said that Obama's 2013 plan would have been too insignificant to matter. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled a scheduled visit to Moscow next week, his office announced on Saturday, saying "developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally".

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Gun shop burglary suspect mailed manifesto to Trump, police say

Police hunting a Wisconsin man considered armed and risky planned to step up patrols on today at churches near his home, because of anti-religious views in a manifesto he sent to President Donald Trump, officials said. Police said Saturday that they have responded to more than 200 leads and are still working on approximately 70 of them. Another potential target are government officials, police said Saturday.

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Sergio Garcia: Garcia wins 81st Masters; first major title

Spieth was tied with Ryan Moore (69) and Charley Hoffman, who led for much of the day until he put his tee shot into the water on the par-3 16th and made double bogey. "I'm certainly not getting ahead of myself", Rose said. Garcia and England's Rose, the 2016 Rio Olympic champion and 2013 US Open victor, were deadlocked on nine-under par 279 after 72 holes.

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Alabama GOP calls for Gov. Bentley to resign

Monday's impeachment hearings got off to a sluggish start, with Sharman explaining to lawmakers the history of impeachments and answering procedural questions that included whether Bentley could be impeached for his failure to cooperate with the investigation alone.

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House GOP adds Obamacare repeal measure as it heads off to vacation

Ryan characterized the shutdowns of the Obama years as an "opposition party" - his own - 'fighting the other party in the White House'. Leaders had emphasized that members were still in the concept phase of the discussion. Naturally, Obama vetoed the bill, but Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1) said at the time, "We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth: ObamaCare doesn't work".

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Trump, Saudi king discuss U.S. strikes on Syria

This week's chemical attack clearly violated that pledge. "Armed with nuclear weapons, he would hardly flinch at the attack in Syria", Chang said . Even lovely babies were cruelly murdered at this very barbaric attack. The US President says talks have failed to stop the Assad regime. Officials said a drone belonging to either Russian Federation or Syria was seen hovering over the site after the assault earlier this week.

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Cubs 2, Cardinals 1: That's Almora!

The final blow came when Piscotty scored on an infield hit by Kolten Wong . He was mobbed as he rounded first in the rain, and what was left of a sellout crowd of 47,566 cheered wildly. Despite an off day following a season-opening win over Chicago, several of Piscottys teammates were in attendance for Mondays news conference to announce his new contract — including Molina.

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Manhunt on for Gun Theft Suspect With Manifesto for Trump

American authorities an Monday continued a search for a man suspected of stealing a large number of firearms after sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump and threatening to carry out an attack, the Associated Press (AP) reports, citing sheriff's officials in Wisconsin.

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Passenger dragged from United Airlines flight in 'upsetting event'

The airline said it had asked for volunteers to give up their seats on a flight bound for Louisville, Kentucky, from Chicago yesterday. But when their appeal fell on deaf ears they tried to force the man off the jet. United has said that the plane was overbooked and after fruitlessly asking for volunteers to leave the plane, employees selected four passengers at random to deplane.

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Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution

All the other members of the court are due to be at the ceremony, including liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who called Trump "a faker" a year ago during the presidential campaign but later said she regretted the remark. He'll begin hearing arguments - the court is in session until June - and he'll cast votes in those cases. He says Gorsuch will rule "not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law".

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Miranda Lambert triumphs in country awards with heartache

The real victor was Thomas Rhett for " Die a Happy Man ". In total viewers, ACM Awards logged 10.9M viewers, sliding just 3% compared to last year's 11.2M, but 32% (aka 5M viewers) compared to '15's 16M. Lambert has been dating R&B singer, Anderson East since the early part of January 2016 and Shelton, as we all know, is still insane about his girl, Gwen Stefani.

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US Seeks to Fight Islamic State, Oust Syria's Assad

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon on Sunday claimed that Russian Federation was responsible for "every civilian death" in the Syrian chemical weapons attack, because it was the Syrian government's "principal backer".

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Gorsuch prepares to join court

Gorsuch filled a vacancy that had lingered for almost 14 months after conservative Justice Antonin Scalia's February 2016 death. Under McConnell's leadership, the Senate previous year refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to replace Scalia, an appointment that would have tilted the court to the left for the first time in decades.

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'Pink Star' diamond sells for record $71.2mn at Sotheby's auction

Sotheby's said the buyer was Hong Kong jewellery retailer Chow Tai Fook Jewellery. According to the Sotheby's auction house, the precious stone, which is the size of a plum, was bought after just five minutes' bidding. Sotheby's president and chief executive Tad Smith added: "It is fitting that the owner of the most prestigious jeweller in greater China should today break the record for the most valuable item ever sold in Asia as well as the most valuable diamond ever sold at auction".

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Police Hunt for Gun Store Burglary Suspect Who Sent Trump Manifesto

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Police said he is is "armed and risky", and likely has a bulletproof vest and helmet. Deptarment of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations deputy Jason Smith and U.S. Secret Service representative Cary Dyer. Tips and any other information related to Jakubowski are still sought by investigators who remind the public that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $10,000 reward for any information ...

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Yankees' Pineda ideal through 6 innings in home opener

In the top of the seventh inning of the Yankees-Rays game Monday afternoon, Martha Stewart tweeted that the Bombers "are pitching a ideal game", in reference to NY starter Michael Pineda . After all, this is where it all started for Pineda before the Mariners dealt him to the Yankees way back in 2012. From the fourth inning on, Pineda had to notice something special was happening.

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Manhunt Underway for Wisconsin Gun Thief Who Mailed Manifesto to Trump

As of Monday morning, almost 425 tips have been given to law enforcement, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is continuing to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to Jakubowski's arrest. Authorities believe he is armed and risky, and traveling with a bulletproof vest and helmet. Before setting off a massive manhunt triggered by a gun shop break-in, authorities said Joseph Jakubowski first wanted to document the start of his self-proclaimed revolution against the government and ...

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Charleston Church Killer Gets Life in State Case

The deal with prosecutors means Roof won't stand trial in state court and clears the way for his transfer to the federal death row facility in Terre Haute, Indiana. As a result of the pleas, Roof will receive life without parole from the state. The senior Roof told the court Roof's family has been "distressed and just sick" over what happened, adding that he and his wife pray for the families every night.

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Misogyny played a role in USA election loss: Clinton

Her remarks came after the chemical attack in Syria that claimed the lives of 70 people, including children. Trump said on Thursday that "something should happen" with Assad after the attack, as the Pentagon and the White House studied military options.


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