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Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt

She founded Belady, a non-governmental organization that promotes a better life for street children. Sean Spicer said, according to CNN , that Trump "made clear how important it was" to secure her release. The rest of the two minutes are dedicated to elementary-level transition effects between press photos of the president with the rescued Egyptian, her family, and four other rescued humanitarian workers. Read More »

Possible Shutdown, Health Care Quagmire Awaiting Congress

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The president said Friday he spent his first 100 days laying the "foundation" for progress later in his administration, including by building relationships with foreign leaders. The negotiations have become "much murkier" since the White House became involved, the aide said. "We will negotiate with the Democrats". "We expect a massive increase in military spending, we expect money for border security in this bill, and it ought to be because the president won overwhelmingly and everyone ... Read More »

Philippine fishermen accuse China of firing on vessel

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana flew to Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) on Friday, the first defense chief to visit the Philippine-claimed territory in the disputed sea in almost 20 years. The government plans to fix the 1.2 km-long runway to allow more flights and improve safety. "We believe and we know that this is our territory and I am just visiting to look at the conditions of our people here", the top Filipino defense official said. Read More »

Trump to visit US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Trump spoke via video message to the World Jewish Congress in NY this weekend, affirming the United States' support for Israel and Jewish people worldwide. Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin will sing the Kaddish, the traditional Jewish prayer recited to commemorate those who have died. Rabbis and survivors from local synagogues carried Torah scrolls that survived the Holocaust, and the survivors and their families lit candles in memory of the millions of Jews who were killed during ... Read More »

US Vice President: US will work with Japan on DPRK

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In a proposed show of strength against North Korea, the USA military is reportedly considering shooting down missiles it attempts to test, as tensions over Pyongyang's continued launches and nuclear program have reached a fever pitch, APA reports quoting Sputnik. Read More »

Putin meets Tillerson as US, Russia fiercely feud over Syria

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He said that "the level of trust between the United States and Russian Federation has plummeted under Trump's administration". They didn't look surprised. Russian Federation says rebels were responsible for whatever chemical agent was used, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign. Read More »

3 arrested before white supremacist's speech at Auburn

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When the talk was announced, many student groups voiced concerns that Spencer - perhaps best known for shouting "Let's party like it's 1933" at a conference of white nationalists in Washington - might incite violence on campus. Then, a federal judge on granted Spencer's request for an injunction, effectively ordering Auburn to host his speaking event as originally scheduled. Read More »

US judge sentences Volkswagen to 3 years' probation

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Attorney John Neal recommended the $2.8 billion fine and Cox agreed it was adequate, The Detroit News reported. A federal judge sentenced Volkswagen Friday to three years of probation for the German automaker's role in a almost decade-long conspiracy to dupe fuel emission regulators. Read More »

Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week

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Air Force F-22 fighter jets intercepted the bombers, a NORAD spokesman told Fox News without elaborating. Earlier in the week, US fighter jets were scrambled when Russian planes came 40 nautical miles from the coast of an Alaskan island. Read More »

Capitol Police arrest 4/20 activists allegedly passing out pot

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Approximately 1,000 of the joints the group hoped to hand out to members of Congress , their staffs, and journalists were taken by US Capitol Police . The police action in Washington on the day of celebration for marijuana fans underscored the drug's legal limbo in much of the United States. "This was meant to be a free speech event and was meant to influence members of Congress ". Read More »

Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack

Waziri put the number of the wounded at 11. "One attacker was killed, one was arrested together with a suicide jacket and efforts are underway to kill or capture the third terrorist", the ministry said in a statement. The Western-backed Afghan government is locked in a prolonged war with the Taliban, as well as other armed groups. They said Afghan forces have ended the siege after killing the attackers, some of whom were in security forces' uniforms. Read More »

Mike Pence announces $10 billion in deals on Indonesia trip

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Pence arrived in Jakarta late on Wednesday to boost a strategic partnership between the world's second- and third-largest democracies, but a series of disputes Indonesia has had with American firms has ruffled ties. But Australia was unhappy with Trump's decision to pull the US out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. "Obviously they lead with China". Read More »

Democrat Thompson's Strong Showing In Special Election Could Signify Shift In Kansas

The new administration also has faced criticism due to allegations that members of the Trump campaign had colluded with high-ranking Russian officials. "Estes underperformed Trump's margin by 20.3 points", wrote FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver on Twitter . With the Kansas race over, attention will shift to next week's free-for-all in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, left vacant when Tom Price became health and human services secretary. Read More »

France's would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote

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An Ipsos-Sopra Sterna poll showed independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and Le Pen tied at 22 percent in the April 23 first round, with Melenchon and conservative Francois Fillon at 20 and 19 percent respectively. (In Motion!), in Paris. On Sunday, German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, seemingly interfered in the French election campaign, urging voters "not to listen to the siren songs of those who promise you a great French future after getting rid of all that is part of France today - ... Read More »

March saw increase in number of people trying to cross Canadian border

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RCMP say nine people from West Africa were intercepted last Friday while entering Canada between the North Portal and Northgate border crossings in Saskatchewan. The police statement said an investigation into organized human smuggling in southeastern Saskatchewan began in December after border office officers said there was evidence to suggest smugglers were bringing foreign nationals into Canada from the United States. Read More »

What John Culberson Can Learn From Jon Ossoff's Showing In Georgia

They came up short, and if you look at what - his percentage of what it was presidentially, it pretty much tracks. (AP Photo/David Goldman). A voter casts a ballot in a special election in Atlanta, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. As for whether Trump will campaign with Handel, Spicer said: "We'll see if we're needed". The nearest Republican - former state secretary of state Karen Handel - came in at just 19.8 percent. Read More »

Promoted Brighton in full Bloom

The Seagulls led the way in the Championship last season before being leapfrogged by Burnley and Middlesbrough. Daniel Pudil struck a first-half victor for Sheffield Wednesday as they saw off QPR 2-1 at Loftus Road to go fifth and remain in the driving seat for a play-off spot, having lost in the final last season. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls for general election on June 8

That motion, as set out by the Fixed Term Parliament Act, will require a two thirds majority of the House of Commons. Some argue the past gains for the FTSE, along with some of the major merger deals done since a year ago, also reflect the corporate world's confidence that sterling is unusually cheap - and will recover. Read More »

Five dead in Lisbon supermarket plane crash

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LISBON, Portugal (AP ) - A small plane crashed Monday beside a supermarket near Lisbon , killing four people on board the aircraft and one on the ground. Amateur footage shows the aftermath of the crash, with thick smoke seen billowing from the site. The Swiss-registered plane crashed shortly after a noon take-off from the small Tires airfield, 12 miles west of Lisbon , emergency services operational commander Miguel Cruz said. Read More »

Protesters demand Trump's tax returns

Several hundred protesters marched across the bridge that divides West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, chanting and hoisting signs that read "Don the Con", "Go back to New York", "Show your taxes!" and "Show me the money!" Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to the president, has insisted Trump will never release his tax returns. Read More »

Renowned Montreal HIV researcher Dr. Mark Wainberg drowns at 71

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Batist noted he had co-published a paper with Wainberg on the topic of cancer bio-markers and said it was an indication of his brilliance he was able to make contributions to fields outside his immediate expertise. Dr. Wainberg said the world should also spend more money on getting antiviral drugs to the estimated 7 million people living with AIDS in the world who can not afford treatment. Read More »

Gun theft fugitive caught in southwest Wisconsin

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Officials accuse Jakubowski of stealing more than a dozen firearms from a Wisconsin gun store in early April and threatening to use them on public officials. Spoden said investigators couldn't rule out that Jakubowski was being aided by accomplices, but "right now we just don't have the information or evidence that anybody is assisting him". Read More »

AITC wins Bengal by-poll: BJP emerges as the main Opposition

TMC candidate Chandrima Bhattacharya has so far garnered 69,633 votes ahead of her nearest competitor Sourindra Mohan Jana of BJP, who has polled 33,926 votes. "Even Congress also transfers votes to BJP", said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after an administrative meeting at Behrampore. In 2016, when the Left Front had fought assembly elections in alliance with the Congress, it had secured 34.73% votes. Read More »

One dead, three wounded in US rail station shooting

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Police said that the suspect began firing on the train, and then exited at the West Lake station, where he was taken into custody . Cops arrested a suspect at the next stop, the West Lake station, although some news accounts indicate that West Lake was where the shooting occurred. Read More »

Health inspectors ding Trump's Mar-a-Lago eateries

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The club charges $200,000 for its exclusive memberships, according to the Miami Herald , making its fancy restaurant's failures all the more surprising. US President Donald Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the dining room of Mar-a-Lago in January. Team Trump did not immediately return a request for comment. Read More »

Concern over agitating TN farmers expressed in RS

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Besides a drought fund of Rs. 40,000 crore, the farmers have demanded for their loans to be waived off and pensions for those farmers who do not work on the field anymore. "This is a state government issue". Earlier, the farmers had displayed the skulls of the farmers who died apparently due to severe drought in the state. Read More »

Clinton Calls For Action To Stop Russian Meddling In US Elections

Clinton also condemned Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria and called for a strong military response to confront President Bashar Assad. Her plan would have seen the USA arm anti-Assad rebels "to provide back-up to what I thought would be a one-sided battle", she said, adding: "This was before [Islamic State]". Read More »

India, Australia to strengthen defence, security partnership

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Earlier in the day, he visited the campus of TCS at suburban Andheri and requested India's largest software exporter to open an innovation lab in his country. The two prime ministers have now asked negotiators on both sides to find a way out and list their priorities soon so that talks on it can move forward. Read More »

Prince George, Princess Charlotte to attend Pippa's wedding

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The hedge fund manager hails from a hotel-industry family (his parents own the Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barts) and he actually attended the same boarding school as Prince William and Prince Harry . According to several outlets , the guest list is expected to be capped at 150 people . The announcement comes after many hoped that Pippa's older sister Kate might be maid of honour. Read More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders and DNC Chair Tom Perez coming to Utah

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Sanders is in the midst of planning a multi-state Democratic "unity tour" with Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez , according to CNN . Mr. Sanders and Mr. Perez plan to advocate for raising the minimum wage to $15, investing in roads and bridges, making public colleges tuition-free and overhauling the immigration system. Read More »

What is the US goal In Syria?

The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. strike - 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles - also sent a muscular message to Moscow, which has been bragging about its own military's upgrades. "He will visit Moscow as planned and, following the G7 meeting, will be able to deliver that clear and co-ordinated message to the Russians". Read More »