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Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls

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Navalny, who has criticized fraud and corruption in the Russian government , dismissed Putin's challengers on Sunday's ballot as "puppets", and he vowed to continue defying the Kremlin with street protests. And on election day, it was clear that there were efforts to encourage turnout , although it was unclear if they were officially supported. But the disputes likely worked in Mr Putin's favour, reinforcing the official stance that the West is infected with "Russophobia" and ... Read More »

HBO's John Oliver Taunts Mike Pence Over The VP's Pet Rabbit

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Last June, Pence said that the White House would be an "unwavering ally" to Focus on the Family and called Dobson a "friend and mentor ". FOTF has a history of sponsoring gay conversion therapy programs disguised with names like "Love Won Out" and as recently as previous year Pence appeared before the organization to praise it. Read More »

United States trade groups urge Trump to avoid tariffs against China

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A Taiwanese delegation led by John Deng (鄧振中), Taiwan's top trade negotiator, departed Sunday for the United States with the aim of seeking an exemption from the Donald Trump administration's new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump recently announced sweeping tariffs of 25 percent on imports of steel and 10 percent on aluminum. "We urge the administration to take measured, commercially meaningful actions consistent with worldwide obligations that benefit U.S. Read More »

Trump attacks fired Federal Bureau of Investigation official over alleged memos

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The president is lobbing new attacks on the probe itself, tweeting early Sunday the investigative team is stacked against him: "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?" Brennan, however, appeared unhinged by Trump's tweet, but he wants the world to know that he knows something and he knows something will be done about it . Read More »

At least 15 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

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The incident took place Saturday morning on a highway near the northern city of Xanthi. There still has been no solution on the Greek side, with migrants and refugees still penned up in island holding camps that are often the scene of clashes among migrant groups. Read More »

North Port police: Woman took knife from would-be kidnapper and killed him

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Cops in Florida reached out to those in charge of the almost 13-year-old Holloway case about Ludwick's death. The woman fought back , police said, and in the ensuing struggle Ludwick suffered a stab wound. It also caused her unnecessary suffering, she said. The network, according to the complaint, "preyed and capitalized on Beth's desperate need and desire to find her daughter" by falsely claiming to have found the teen's remains and persuading Holloway to provide DNA samples for testing. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for 2 Chicago area children

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WBBM in Chicago reports the girls were found safe at their grandmother's home in Harvey. Both children are black with brown hair. Investigators believe 3-year-old Lynn Roby and 2-year-old Jordyn Washington are with their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington. Read More »

Theranos Founder Settles Federal Fraud Charges

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The SEC said: "In truth". Elizabeth Holmes declined to comment through her attorney. The company said it could run dozens of diagnostic tests using a single drop of blood, an advance that could have upended a medical diagnostics market worth billions of dollars. Read More »

Trump seeking to slap steep tariff on Chinese imports says report

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He was to also visit three Canadian steel cities this week to reassure workers. His Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, will be in Washington on Tuesday and Thursday to "advance Canada's efforts to keep trade open, fair and barrier-free, to benefit people on both sides of the border", her ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Killed, Several Injured In Lahore Blast; Police Suspected To Be Target

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Pakistani rescue workers push a stretcher carrying an injured man to the hospital following the blast of a motorcycle bomb attack in Lahore on March 14, 2018 . No militant group has claimed the responsibility of the blast so far. Ashraf said numerous wounded were police and three were hospitalized in critical condition. Read More »

Hillary Clinton takes her 'deplorables' argument for another spin

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Meanwhile Trump supporters were people who didn't like black people and women getting rights. "It goes back to her statement where she denigrated stay-at-home moms because she doesn't want to stay home and bake cookies and serve milk". Clinton's health was a topic of conversation throughout the 2016 presidential election, after having public coughing spells and stumbling during the September 11 memorial service in New York City a year ago. Read More »

Joy Behar Apologizes on 'The View' for Attacking Mike Pence's Christian Faith

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On Tuesdays episode of The View , the panel played a clip of Pence speaking to Sean Hannity and saying, "I give Joy Behar a lot of credit". "She picked up the phone, she called me, she was very honest, and she apologized . Last week, Disney CEO Bob Iger became the first person to break the news that Behar had made an apology to Pence. Pence later said, "To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong", and described Behar's comment ... Read More »

Trump Inspects Designs For Border Wall In San Diego

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Trump's solo flight suggests the political risk he brings to state Republicans given his low popularity in California. The mayor says a popular cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana , Mexico , shows that "building bridges has worked wonders". Read More »

US Secretary Of State, Tillerson Cancels Visit To Nigeria?

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The top US diplomat flew into the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, on the last day of a truncated tour of Africa with stops in Kenya , Ethiopia, Djibouti and Nigeria - all frontline partners against Islamic State and al Qaeda offshoots. Other topics of discussion during Tillerson's meeting with Kenyatta were defeating terrorism in neighboring Somalia, political unrest in South Sudan and strengthening U.S. Read More »

Villanova earns top seed in NCAA Tournament East Region

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It's pretty insane to look back now to De'Andre Hunter's buzzer-beater at Louisville and see how much it changed the outlook of the NCAA Tournament . Auburn and Miami made it as at-large teams. If Louisville got in, it's entirely possible that Syracuse wouldn't have gotten in the Big Dance. The new twist comes in the first 10 minutes when first the automatic bids will be announced in alphabetical order by conference. Read More »

DoJ proposes banning bump stocks, like those Vegas shooter had

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In a notice submitted to the Office of Management and Budget, the DOJ recommended the definition of "machine gun" in the National Firearms Act and Gun Control Act be expanded to include bump stock type devices. Calls mounted for a bump stock ban after the Las Vegas shooting , and the Justice Department said in December it would again review whether they can be prohibited under federal law. Read More »

Death toll tops 1000 in regime's assault on Syria's Ghouta: monitor

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A United Nations aid convoy has managed to enter the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta in Syria which has been under intense bombardment, officials say. "The bombing is so intense". The Observatory and the opposition's Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, reported that airstrikes and shelling resumed late Friday afternoon on eastern Ghouta. Read More »

House and Senate pass own versions of budget bill

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It's been waiting for a committee hearing since December. Then, SB30 zipped through the House on Wednesday with 79 votes, four more than the 75 required for approval. Since the bill was passed last week and the General Assembly was still in session, Friday was the deadline for Northam to act. It is important to point out however that the 24 million in funding taken from Medicaid will be made up with budget surpluses elsewhere in the state budget. Read More »

Rand Paul's neighbor pleads guilty to attacking Kentucky senator

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Paul suffered multiple broken ribs in the attack. Baker's attorney, Matt Baker, has recommended Boucher serve no jail time. The charge carries maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Paul said the injuries left him in a "living hell". A federal judge accepted a plea agreement from Rene Boucher on March 9, which means he is now convicted of the assault. Read More »

Newly-elected MLAs of Meghalaya take oath

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The BJP asked its ally to take a lead and NPP chief Conrad K Sangma is set to be the next CM of Meghalaya . But if NPP had made pre-poll alliances, it could have consolidated anti-incumbency against Congress. NPP's rise in the state has been impressive as it raised its tally to 19 seats from just two in the previous elections. On Monday, Ardent Basaiawmoit, president of the HSPDP objected to Conard Sangma, a Lok Sabha member, being named to be the alliance's chief minister, without ... Read More »

California governor says Jeff Sessions acting like Fox News

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He added: "When people feel confident to come forward to report crimes in our communities or participate in policing efforts without fear of deportation, they are more likely to cooperate with the criminal justice system". Sessions was expected to announce on Wednesday the lawsuit during a meeting with law enforcement officials in California . Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don't work here. Read More »

Donald Trump: No chaos in White House

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Democrats also pressed Coats to explain why Trump hadn't authorized the intelligence community to do more to prevent Russian aggression. "We're doing a very deep study and coming up with some very strong suggestions on the '18 election". President Donald Trump denied Tuesday that his White House was struggling to recruit talented staff, insisting a wealth of potential hires "want a piece of the West Wing". Read More »

Draft EU Brexit text not faithful to December deal, Arlene Foster claims

Update 3.20pm: DUP leader Arlene Foster has claimed that the draft EU Brexit text is not "faithful" to the deal reached in December. While May dismissed the European Union text as unacceptable, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond told lawmakers on Monday there were no plans to present an alternative draft treaty before a summit later this month. Read More »

SFIO summons banking leaders

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Quoting sources, media agency ANI said the SFIO had issued letters to some banks asking to explain about the working capital facility given to Gitanjali group . Earlier in the day, the Central Bureau of Investigation detained the vice president of banking operations at the Gitanjali Group, Vipul Chitalia, at the Mumbai airport for questioning. Read More »

Geneva Motor Show 2018: Next-gen Toyota Auris breaks cover

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The third-largest automotive company increased its sales in Europe a year ago by 14%, while the auto market as a whole grew by far more modest - 3.4%. Ford still backs diesel but sees it disappearing in some segments, according to Steven Armstrong, chief of the automaker's European operations. In particular -after 20 years of hybrid leadership and more than 11 million global sales, including over 1.5 million units in Europe- the company is interested to learn from them as to how it can ... Read More »