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Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, watchdog says

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Kellyanne Conway , one of President Donald Trump's top advisers, violated federal law in two television interviews a year ago by using her White House position to weigh in on a political race, the U.S. But, what exactly is the Hatch Act? Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said President Donald Trump should take "swift and serious disciplinary action" against Conway. Read More »

US Broadcom Probe Cites Fears China Could Dominate 5G

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Mir noted that Chinese companies such as Huawei, which is also the No. 3 smartphone maker, have increased their engagement in 5G's development and that Huawei owns about 10 percent of 5G essential patents. Broadcom said it's cooperating with the review by CFIUS. In its letter, treasury heaped praise on Qualcomm for having "led the mobile revolution in digital communications technologies". Read More »

U.S. secretary of state on first official trip to Sub-Saharan Africa

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The relationship between the United States and Africa under President Trumps administration did not necessarily begin on the best note with the president's tough stance on immigration which is affecting many Africans in the diaspora and on the continent; condescending comments made by the president, which he publicly denied afterwards; and the recent disagreement with some East African leaders on the importation of second-hand clothes. Read More »

France To Make 15 Legal Age Of Consent For Sex

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Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa welcomed the move, which follows advice from doctors and legal experts. Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa told reporters that "the government has made a decision to set the age at 15", after widespread criticism broke out against the laws that allowed two men to escape rape charges following sexual misconduct with underage girls. Read More »

US Won't 'Allow' Russian Meddling in Midterms

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Trump said his administration is conducting a deep study and will have strong suggestions on protecting the midterms and beyond. "They make it nearly impossible for us to do business with them and yet they send their cars and everything else back into the United States", Trump said. Read More »

DACA deportation deadline arrives, but with an easing sense of urgency

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Perez in a statement said Trump's rescinding of DACA, an Obama-era program that shielded immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children from deportation, caused "an unnecessary crisis". Chris Van Hollen, and to your US representative. That date is no longer in effect after several recent court rulings . That court intervention effectively rendered the March 5 deadline meaningless - and, paired with a dramatic failure on the Senate floor to pass a legislative fix, the wind has been ... Read More »

Nirav Modi: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

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Since the Congress and the Left are the most vocal parties against the government, the Opposition attack on the BJP could become subdued after the election debacle. Before the beginning of the proceedings of the House, BJP members were seen clapping when Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked into the House. The K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party members demanded an increase in the reservation quota in Telangana. Read More »

Complexities of Stormy Daniels' Payout Mean Trump Likely Knew About It

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Cohen reportedly blew two deadlines to reach an agreement with Daniels because he had trouble getting in touch with Trump to secure the funds. The White House and Cohen have vehemently denied reports that Trump and Daniels had a year-long affair that started a few weeks after First Lady Melania gave birth to their son, Barron, in 2006. Read More »

Toronto Police seek public's help in identifying alleged victim of Bruce McArthur

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In a rare move, police also released a photograph of a man who they believe is a victim of McArthur's. McArthur has been found guilty in six charges of murder. "This is through teamwork because we need to utilise many different scientific disciplines - pathology, antrophology, dentistry, fingerprints, all of these different modalities are integrated together to understand what's happened". Read More »

Quinton de Kock's 'personal' comment on David Warner has Australia fuming

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Both teams were reminded by match referee Jeff Crowe of the spirit in which the game should be played. "We will await any further communication from the ICC around this incident". But umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Sundaram Ravi ruled the light wasn't good enough for the quicks to bowl after that and Starc had to watch as spinners Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith bowled the last nine overs of the day. Read More »

Iran not to negotiate missile program unless US, Europe destroy nukes

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In his trip to the Islamic Republic, Le Drian plans to attend meetings with a number of senior Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to the spokesman. The European powers, who meet American officials in Berlin on March 15, have stressed to the United States that while they will work on an Iran strategy, including tackling its ballistic missile programme, in return Trump must not kill the accord. Read More »

Turkey, Free Syrian Army clear town center in NW Syria

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Additionally, Turkish warplanes struck pro-Syrian government forces in the region, killing at least 36 of them, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights . Turkey considers the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, and YPG to be linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), listed as a terrorist organization by Ankara. Read More »

Theresa May rules out City firms 'passporting' after Brexit

After increasingly impatient appeals from European Union leaders for more detail about Britain's aims, Mrs May used her keenly awaited address at the Mansion House to put more flesh on the bones of her vision for "the broadest and deepest possible partnership" after Brexit . Read More »

Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House

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President Trump is now in West Palm Beach with First Lady Melania Trump, but has been briefed on the incident, according to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. JOURNALISTS hid in the briefing room of the White House yesterday after a man shot himself in the head outside the gates. He said he had the information confirmed to him by a US Secret Service Agent at around midday local time. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, Sisi hold talks in Egypt

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Bin Salman met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Sunday, on his first public trip overseas since he became crown prince a year ago and purged the kingdom's political and economic elite. Sisi and Salman met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, in September 2016, following a historic visit to Cairo by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in April. Read More »

BJP, Cong reach 'kingmaker' UDP HQ at same time for Meghalaya support

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I met Governor& I have indicated that I will come back with letters of support from like-minded people. Sources informed DNA that the Congress said that they don't have the numbers to form the government. MLAs from the NPP led by Sangma, and legislators from the BJP and UDP reached Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad's residence in Shillong to stake claim to form the government . Read More »

Prayers for victim and alleged shooter day after CMU shooting

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Davis Jr . remains under guard at a hospital , where he was taken following his arrest early Saturday. Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey told reporters he grew up with Davis Sr., who had been a family friend and a part-time police officer with the department for more than 20 years. Read More »

Putin Says Would Reverse Collapse Of Soviet Union If He Could

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Putin used bellicose language as he unveiled the weapons, warning the world to "listen up now", but also insisted the weaponry would only be used in defence of Russian Federation or its allies. At the State Department, spokeswoman Heather Nauert attacked the CGI video simulation played during Putin speech to demonstrate the new missiles' capabilities. Read More »

White House preparing for exit of national security advisor HR McMaster

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Biegun has no plans to leave Ford Motor Company, his current employer, and has had no conversation with the White House about any positions, a company spokesperson told ABC News in a statement. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis are reportedly handling the search for McMaster's replacement. Biegun, who now serves as vice president of worldwide governmental affairs for the Ford Motor Company, is no stranger to the White House. Read More »

Commission Urges EU States To Toughen Approach To Terrorists, Illegal Online Content

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Social media firms have come under increasing pressure from various governments and the European Union to do more to combat extremism and remove terrorist and objectionable content such as hate speech and Islamic State propaganda. For example, the use of automated systems to detect any hate speech has shown to be an effective way of dealing with the issue and removing the content. Read More »

Central Virginia bracing for high winds

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Tonight , lows will stay warm for this time of the year, mostly in the 40s and 50s. Gusts could exceed 45 mph in the metro, over 50 mph at the coast, over 55 mph across far northern Virginia, and over 60 mph in the mountains. The morning low on Saturday will be in the mid 30s with a wind chill in the mid 20s. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Wind: SE 20-25; gusty. South wind around 6 miles per hour. Read More »

Eight men charged after two supermarkets looted during blizzard

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The incident happened on Fortunestown Way amid a chaotic night in the Tallaght area. "A number of arrests have been made", a spokesman said. Lidl Ireland has said that none of its staff were injured in an incident at its store on Fortunestown Lane, Dublin , Ireland, which saw criminals hijack a JCB excavator and proceed to tear the roof off the store. Read More »

Kabul vehicle bomb attack: Two Australian nationals wounded says Julie Bishop

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While the worldwide community sees Ghani's administration as the sole legitimate government of Afghanistan, the Taliban see it as an artificial, foreign-imposed regime that does not represent the Afghan people. Before Ghani's speech, the militants had called for direct talks with the U.S. They have not yet offered a full response to the president's proposal, but the apparent openness to negotiations on both sides has sparked cautious optimism. Read More »

India, Vietnam sign pacts on atomic energy, trade, agriculture

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Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang will reach India on Friday to embark on a three-day visit to the country. The two leaders discussed a range of issues, including cooperation in the field of nuclear energy. "We will explore possibilities of transfer of technology and co-production in defence sector", said Modi. He announced that the bilateral trade has increased from $ 6 billion to $10 billion. Read More »

President Buhari condemns 'despicable' attack on humanitarian aid workers

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The Boko Haram terrorists reportedly abducted three aid workers and civilians apart from the United Nations nurse. A female aid worker was also missing while one other sustained injuries in the attack. They also said eight soldiers were killed in the attack but there was no immediate official confirmation. Two of the deceased aid workers were contractors with the International Organisation for Migration, working as coordinators in the camp for 55,000 IDPs who have fled their homes as a ... Read More »

MA man charged in Trump Jr. hoax threat letter

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Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said in a statement. "No one should ever have to deal with this kind of sickening behavior", Donald Jr. wrote. The suspect, 25-year-old Daniel Frisiello , of Beverly, Massachusetts, was arrested this morning after investigators tracked him down through a company that sells a $10 prank known as a "glitter bomb", a cardboard mailing tube that spills glitter everywhere when opened, according to a criminal complaint. Read More »

Companies take gun control into their own hands

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It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. "We did everything by the book", Stack said of Cruz. Their new policy is making it harder to buy guns. "My son plays a lot of sports", Meghan Walbert, mother of a 7-year-old son, told ABC News. "I am a member of the NRA , and I have a concealed carry license, I just don't see the need for young people". Read More »

Schools across West Virginia closed for sixth day

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Despite an agreed upon pay raise in the House of Delegates and a request to return to work from union leaders, West Virginia teachers are still not in the classroom. West Virginia now ranks 48th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in teacher pay, according to the National Education Association . "You watch what your kids are looking at on the video screen, on the Babylonian idiot box", Pogge said. Read More »

Was Ivanka Trump Fired from the White House?

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U.S. intelligence officials are investigating business deals liked to President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump , CNN reported early Friday morning, in a revelation the news network said could impact her application for full security clearance . Read More »

Student kills 2 at Central Michigan University

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Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911. Campbell Hall is now open with exception of the fourth floor. The shooting inside the Campbell Hall dormitory happened on the eve of spring break and sparked a lockdown on the campus in Mount Pleasant, Mich ., a city about 85 miles from Grand Rapids and 155 miles from Detroit. Read More »

Duluth Welcomes Home US Men's Curling Gold Medalists

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Back in the real world, the men's usa curling team - who were also at one point on the brink of elimination - became the first American team to win a gold medal in the sport. Team Sweden eventually conceded the match to Team USA . To chants of "U.S.A", four gold medalists from the men's team, along with two women's team members, followed a bagpiper into a packed ballroom through a canopy of curling brooms held up by local players. Read More »

Kurdish leader arrested at the behest of Turkey

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According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty of terrorists. The lawyer said that the extradition process could take a month or even half a year. "Municipal Court's decision, the Czech Republic violated none of its global and legal commitments, including those linked to the European convention on extraditions", the Foreign Ministry said. Read More »