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Mental health, safe schools are Trump priorities

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This isn't just a mental health issue . "You haven't heard students speak up one after another after another after witnessing such carnage and speaking out with such conviction". The White House says President Donald Trump will address the nation about the Florida school shooting at 11 a.m. EST. "I want you to know that you are never alone, and you never will be", Trump said. Read More »

Boushie's family meets federal ministers after acquittal in murder trial

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The jurors also let Mr. Stanley off on the lesser charge of manslaughter, finding that it was reasonable for him to go get and load a semi-automatic pistol during a confrontation on his farm property with Mr. "Naming racism for what it is in this country is essential to any potential there is in moving forward collectively", said Ryan McMahon, an Indigenous comedian and broadcaster who noticed a spike in offensive and threatening comments throughout the weekend. Read More »

Four security personnel killed in Quetta attack

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According to reports, unidentified men targeted the vehicle while it was on routine patrol duty on Sariab Road- the assailants fled after the attack . Police and law enforcement personnel reached the spot as an investigation was launched. It is becoming increasingly common in Quetta for militants to target security officials, along with religious minorities. Read More »

Devastated Iraq seeks $90 billion for reconstruction

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Ahead of a conference on Iraq's reconstruction that will be held in Kuwait next week, Iraq's National Investment Commission published a list of major strategic projects available for investment, with 157 different opportunities up for grabs. Read More »

Celebrity Big Brother: Who Went Home? Plus, Omarosa Talks 'Scary' Mike Pence

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She added, "They're intentional and they're going to get worse ". Who does she want to take home the quarter of million dollars prize? "She said , 'On The Apprentice , everyone has sex together, so you and I could do that and then we could sell it and make loads of money.' I said, 'Are you completely deluded?" She went on to discuss the vice president's fervent religious beliefs and claimed that he thinks he's got a direct line to Jesus. Read More »

White House plan would change food SNAP benefits for low-income people

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The proposal would change the supplemental nutrition assistance program .or SNAP .once known as food stamps . Under the proposal, only a fraction of SNAP benefits delivered to households that now receive $90 or more per month would be delivered through the traditional retail-based Electronic Benefit Transfer card that allows recipients to buy approved foods from grocery retailers. Read More »

Egypt kills 16 militants

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Egypt's army yesterday said it had killed 16 jihadists and detained 34 more in the Sinai Peninsula since launching a major operation against them on Friday. The Sinai borders Israel and the Gaza Strip and has always been a bastion for Islamic insurgent groups tied to al-Qaida. The New York Times says Israeli warplanes have carried out covert air strikes in Egypt with the Egyptian president's approval. Read More »

Jacob Zuma's Exit From South Africa Presidency to Be Finalized Monday

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Holding the microphone for Mandela that day was a young Ramaphosa, then a trade union leader. Ramaphosa said the ANC would continue Mandela's legacy by fighting corruption. "We just need to give them time to attend to these issues and in due time they will come back to us with solutions", he said in an interview. "While preserving the value of money is our main mandate, our goal is to be a bastion of institutional strength, contributing to a stable and prosperous economy that serves the ... Read More »

Modi Begins 3-Nation Tour; Says Palestine Visit a 'Historic' Occasion

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Commendation of Grand Collar read, "In recognition of his wise leadership, lofty national and global stature, in appreciation of his efforts to promote historic relations between Palestine and India, in acknowledgement of his support to our people's right to freedom so that peace prevails in region". Read More »

U.S. spies, seeking to retrieve cyberweapons, paid Russian peddling dirt on Trump

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According to a report by the New York Times on Friday, the Russian took the money but failed to turn over the stolen material or the dirt on Trump. The operative's "eagerness" to provide them with the supposed damaging information, those officials said, led them to suspect he was attempting to bait them into stoking animosity between the American intelligence community and the president as part of a Russian operation to sow division within the USA government. Read More »

Jones accuses Wales captain of insulting referees

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But Wales lock Jones had but a brief response when questioned ahead of the match at Twickenham on Saturday . England head coach Eddie Jones - who oversaw his side's second win in as many weeks as they bid to win the championship for a third consecutive year - had no complaints with the TMO's verdict. Read More »

Russia meddled in US election, former President Bush says

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He also said: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results", Bush added. Bush said the US should "welcome" immigrants and thank them for doing the "jobs that Americans won't do". "Putin is a brilliant tactician who has the capacity to detect weakness and exploit it". Read More »

Duterte orders military to cancel helicopter deal with Canada

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Mr Lorenzana said on Thursday that the helicopters will be used in a "limited" role primarily "for the transportation of personnel and supplies, ferrying wounded and injured soldiers, and the conduct of humanitarian and assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations". Read More »

Ayodhya issue: AIMPLB says it sticks to earlier resolutions

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Maulana Nadvi made the statement during a meeting with Art of Living founder Sri SriRavishankar. Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is a century old point of a tussle between the Hindus and Muslims. As many as 14 appeals have been filed in the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court ruling on four civil suits on September 30, 2010. The dispute before the court was whether the 2.7 acres of disputed land on which the Babri Masjid stood before it was demolished on December 6, ... Read More »

Smallest partner approves deal on new German government

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Horst Seehofer, CSU chief and designated interior minister in the new government with the CDU and the Social Democrats (SPD), is to head the committee which is set to meet at 10 am (0900 GMT) in Munich . Citing unidentified party officials, dpa said that Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, its Bavaria-only sister party the Christian Social Union and the Social Democrats overcame the last hurdles to a coalition deal on Wednesday. Read More »

TheDC Newsroom: Winter Olympics Are Heating Up

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea to thumb his nose at Washington while making a point of showing off his new-found restraint toward Seoul. Read More »

Leak: No deal Brexit 'would cost 9% of Scotland's GDP'

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The region on course to take the biggest hit is the North East, which was heavily in favor of leaving the European Union . The leaks comes as the government analysis is distributed to Members of Parliament on the Exiting the EU Subcommittee, which hosts a number of pro-Remain MPs. Read More »

House panel gives Bannon another week to comply with subpoena

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Schiff said in a statement. Bannon's attorney offered no comment on the subpoena requiring his client's appearance. Bannon declined to answer the questions in light of executive privilege concerns, a claim of privilege Rep. "Should Bannon maintain his refusal to return and testify fully to all questions, the Committee should begin contempt proceedings to compel his testimony". Read More »

United Nations urges truce to bring aid to besieged Syrians

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Previously, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had said that at least 16 people were killed. Almost 200 people were wounded, and rescuers said many of those probably will not survive because of lack of medical supplies. It said one of its workers was killed by an airstrike while attempting a rescue in the area. Meanwhile, Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces and U.S. Read More »

Robin Lopez did not handle this ejection well

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LaVine scored 27 points and Justin Holiday had 20 for Chicago . Bobby Portis hit 7-of-19 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals and, of course, zero blocks. "I told him, 'that's bad, '" said Lopez after the game. After Lopez reluctantly left the Golden 1 Center floor, he grabbed a chair in the tunnel leading toward the Bulls locker room and tossed it. Read More »

US Pulling Troops from Iraq After Crushing ISIS

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The U.S. ambassador Douglas Silliman had told local media "the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq has been decreased, especially in Anbar province in coordination with the Iraqi forces". In addition, formation of military units by volunteers, known as Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Units, in Iraq blunted the edge of ISIS offensive and later made the terror group withdraw from the territories it had occupied. Read More »

30 people reportedly trapped in hotel after quake hits Taiwan

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Efforts to rescue people trapped inside is underway. The quake followed one over the weekend off the coast of Hualien, which lies along the famed "Pacific Rim of Fire" known for seismic activity from Alaska to Southeast Asia. The quake is said to be centered in East China Sea, around 21 kilometers north-northeast of Hualien City. It follows nearly 100 smaller tremors to have hit the area in the last three days. Read More »

Nafta Talks Can Generate Triple Win, Canada's Freeland Says

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The U.S. rejected this approach, arguing it would not do enough to force auto makers to use more vehicle parts manufactured on the continent. We believe that the regulatory reform the administration is providing as well as some of the tax code changes are indeed beneficial to our member companies and to American manufacturing. Read More »

Macron expected to join Rihanna on education work in Senegal

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It brings France closer to Britain, which contributes $430-million, and the European Union, which gives $400-million. The pair's attendance at the conference follows Rihanna's visit to Paris in July, when Macron hosted the singer at his presidential palace and the pair discussed their plans to raised the bar on education in developing nations. Read More »

UP sends report to Centre on Kasganj Violence

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He has been identified as Saleem. Meanwhile, a delegation of the Congress led by its national secretary and former MLA Vivek Bansal was stopped from going to Kasganj . "One of my friends called me and said there are rumours on social media about me getting killed during the Kasganj violence ". The Adityanath government has already replaced the district's Superintendent of Police. Read More »