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Trump and Mattis disagreed over congressional approval for Syria strike

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U.S. Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced Monday legislation to update the authorizations for use of military force (AUMFs) against non-state terrorist groups overseas. "We did what we believe was right under worldwide law, under our nation's laws". Since 2001, Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Trump have relied on the authorities, along with a subsequent AUMF in 2002, as the basis for operations against armed Islamist groups. Read More »

Thanks to Tammy Duckworth, Babies Are Now Allowed on the Senate Floor

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Duckworth, now the only senator in USA history to give birth while in office , wants to resume voting and the Senate requires that votes be cast in person. She also thanked colleagues for passing the rule change. I think it would do us good, every once in a while, to see a pacifier next to the antique inkwells on our desks, or a diaper bag next to a brass spittoon that hasn't been used in decades. Read More »

Israel Releases Maps, Photos of Iranian Military Locations in Syria

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The main forces influencing the Syrian situation are the United States through its main ally; the Syrian Democratic Forces, and the Russian Federation through the Syrian army and its loyal factions, as well as Iran, which supports Hezbollah and other factions such as The Brigade of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas and others. Read More »

Congress Party has been exposed: CM Yogi on Justice Loya case

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, posting a series of tweets, came down heavily on "several attempts" to target the BJP and its top leaders through "fake" cases. Judge Loya died on 1 December 2014 in Nagpur. This comes after the party expressed dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court verdict that rejected pleas seeking a probe into the death of judge Loya. Read More »

Get a Handle on board Assembly to austerity plans for Puerto Rico

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Within hours, long lines were reported at local gas stations and gridlock at some of the larger intersections in the San Juan area. Some 40,000 power customers still remain without normal electrical service as a result of the hurricane. Tens of thousands of people have not had electricity since the catastrophic Hurricane Maria hit the island last September. It was the second in a week , demonstrating the still fragile nature of the grid. Read More »

Prince doctor agrees to $30K settlement for drug violations

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Authorities found numerous pills in various containers stashed around Prince's home, including some counterfeit pills that contained fentanyl. After searches, Metz said that Prince had bottles of pills marked with common commercial pain relief labels such as Bayer and Aleve and that the singer thought he was taking Vicodin - but was in fact taking the more potent fentanyl instead. Read More »

Trump Appears to Have Changed His Mind About TPP-Again

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Meanwhile, even though his advisers frequently tout positive negotiations with Canada and Mexico, Trump regularly muses about ending the North American Free Trade Agreement. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters. Read More »

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Thief Escapes from Prison

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Sindri Thor Stefansson boarded a flight to Sweden on Tuesday after escaping the low-security prison Sogn in southern Iceland through a window. Stefansson probably didn't have to show a passport at the airport because he was traveling in Europe's passport-free zone, Icelandic authorities said. Read More »

New State of the Air Report Shows Mixed Results in Ohio

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Children, older adults, and those with asthma are particularly impacted by ozone pollution . South Asian countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, "experienced the steepest increases in air pollution levels since 2010", the report said . Read More »

Sean Hannity disputes Michael Cohen claim he was a client

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Cohen has been under criminal investigation and FBI agents last week raided his home and other locations. During Monday's proceedings, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood ordered Cohen's attorney to disclose the client's identity. "My discussions with Michael Cohen rose to any level that I needed to tell anyone that I was asking him questions", he said . Hannity claims Cohen is a friend and he may have asked for occasional advice, but Trump's hush money fixer law has never represented ... Read More »

Before and after: satellite pictures reveal damage of Syria strikes

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The missiles hit their targets within a minute or two of each other, McKenzie said , striking around 4:00 am Syrian time (0100 GMT). The leaders will be expected to answer for their decision to join the United States in launching missiles at suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria , in an attempt to punish President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the alleged chemical attack . Read More »

Superintendent: 3 Students Hurt in Knife Incident at Pleasantview

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The incident occurred before classes had started. The boy cut three children with the knife in less than a minute. St. Mary's, the parish school of Immaculate Conception, now has about 75 students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Watkins says he believes the injuries aren't life-threatening, and the students were taken to the hospital by their parents. One of the injured children is a seventh-grader who was waiting to catch a transfer bus. Read More »

Netanyahu: 'Full Support' for US Syria Strikes

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Meanwhile, Israel declared its support for the US -led strikes against Syria. African asylum seekers and Israeli activists protest in central Jerusalem, against their deportation, on April 4, 2018. Punitive US-led strikes on Syria are justified because of the "murderous actions" of the Damascus government, an Israeli official said today. Israel said on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in February by its air force had been fitted with explosives intended. Read More »

Unnao rape case: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh claims was in Kanpur

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The action against the two ministers coincided with the PM breaking his silence to condemn the rape in Kathua as well as the one in Unnao in BJP-ruled UP. "Manage these two people if you want to live", Yadav is informed. Meanwhile, the CPI (M) MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami in a statement asked the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and PDP leadership to explain its position after Mehbooba's brother Tasdauq Mufti said that PDP and BJP have "ended up being partners in a crime (for which) an ... Read More »

China, Japan resume economic talks after 8 years

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Abe and Xi have not held talks in the format of an official visit by either side since both men took office in 2012, but years of strain on bilateral relations due to historical and territorial grievances have recently given way to a thaw. However, Kono warned there would be "no true improvement of Japan-China relations without stability in the East China Sea". Kono told Wang that true improvement in bilateral ties can not be achieved without stability in the East China Sea, where China has ... Read More »

Chemical inspectors to begin work in Syria's Douma

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The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons, accusing Western powers of falsely accusing them to "prepare the ground for aggression" against the country. military's Joint Staff, though he noted a "residual" element remained. "The time for talking ended last night", Haley said, noting that the strike, which was a joint effort of the U.S., France, and the United Kingdom, was strictly done "to deter the future use of chemical weapons by holding the Syrian regime responsible for ... Read More »

Syrians defy strikes; gather in Damascus squares waving Russian, Iran flags

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A drone that required off from Syria and penetrated Israeli airspace in February was armed forces and within an Iranian mission to carry out an attack in Israeli territory, the Israeli military said Friday. Second, the timing of Israel's strike this week came on the heels of the Assad regime's chemical weapons attack in Eastern Ghouta and rampant anticipation that an American response was imminently forthcoming. Read More »

Taliban attacks Afghan district compound; at least 18 killed

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The province is reportedly under Taliban control. Rahmani said the Taliban planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack. Provincial officials said on April 12 that police and intelligence officers were also among those killed in the overnight raid on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in Ghazni Province. Read More »

Kentucky legislature overrides governor's vetoes of budget, revenue bills

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Matt Bevin , however, vetoed the bill on Monday. Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young's hit "Teach Your Children" bellowed from loud speakers before speeches began. Classes were canceled in communities across the state as teachers descended on the statehouse, wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs that said "I love my public school". Read More »

Ramaphosa apologises to Winnie for not getting Isithwalandwe honour

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Madikizela-Mandela's coffin left Orlando Stadium accompanied by a military parade for Fourways Memorial Park where she was due to be buried in a private ceremony next to her great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela. Madikizela-Mandela was largely remembered for defiantly standing up to the apartheid government and relentlessly pushing the ANC's struggle for freedom. Read More »

Turkey welcomes strikes on Syria as 'appropriate'

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Turkey was informed ahead of U.S., British and French strikes on Syria, ruling AK Party spokesman Mahir Unal said in a televised interview on CNN Turk. " The innocent Syrian people should have been defended long ago ", he added. The Turkish leader also emphasised the importance of de-escalating the tension in the region. Read More »

Trump now backs marijuana 'states rights' bill, senator says

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Cory Gardner, a Republican, said he'd received an assurance from the president on the states' rights' issue earlier this week. President Donald Trump has reportedly lent his support to a US senator from Colorado, promising to back legislation that "protects states' rights" on legalized marijuana. Read More »

The MLB All-Star Game is Coming to LA in 2020

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be finally be hosting the MLB All-Star Game for the first time in 40 years, and commissioner Rob Manfred seems to be nodding back to his predecessor as to why it took so long. In addition to 1980, they also hosted the All-Star Game in 1959 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, and at Ebbets Field in 1949 when they played in Brooklyn. Read More »

Khloe Kardashian reportedly gives birth to baby girl

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ET on Thursday, April 12. Meanwhile, TMZ published a video of the pair walking into the Four Seasons Hotel in the early hours of the morning. While Khloe and her family are thrilled about the newborn, it's been a rough few days for the new mom, amid reports that her National Basketball Association star boyfriend - who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers - allegedly cheated on her with multiple women. Read More »

Iranian forces among 14 killed in strike on Syria air base: monitor

The report quoted Arab sources as saying that Russian Federation may boost the Assad regime defense for future attacks from Israel. "The Iranians will probably respond to the strike attributed to Israel , even if not immediately", reasoned Amos Yadlin, the head of the Institute for National Security Studies. Read More »

Seventh murder charge for alleged Toronto serial killer

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Bruce McArthur, who appeared in court through a video link, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi. Investigators previously confirmed that the remains of at least seven people were found in planters on a property where the 66-year-old kept equipment for his landscaping business. Read More »

US Budget Deficit to Surpass $1 Trillion by 2020

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The CBO says that if current tax laws remain unchanged and spending stays the same, the federal budget deficit will grow substantially over the next few years. The Republican tax legislation, passed by Congress without Democratic support, along with a recent bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending package, are expected to drive economic growth faster than initially expected, CBO said. Read More »

'Trump was right' McMaster offers troops to patrol Texas border

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Abbott , a Republican, explained on Fox News. Seeking refuge from persecution and violence in search of a peaceful life "is not a crime", the bishops added . Officials say the 20-mile (32-kilometer) stretch in a sprawling desert separating the USA from Mexico will be at least 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall. The bishops letter called for defending the dignity of migrants, saying "Migrants aren't criminals, rather they are vulnerable human beings that have the authentic right to personal and ... Read More »