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Trump Tackles Border Wall, IS and Immigration in First Speech to Congress

Large construction companies such as Caddell and engineering firms like Raytheon have added their names to a federal website to be included in the bidding process. "That will happen, whether it's a tax or a payment... probably less likely that it's a payment, but it will happen", Trump said in January . Contracts are expected to be issued in mid-April. Read More »

Give resounding no to school vouchers

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Soon after, the Education Secretary conceded that she's still not sure her position or her cabinet agency should exist. For crying out loud , no. "They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality", DeVos, a fierce advocate of school choice and charter schools, said in a statement on February 28. Read More »

Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel: Army

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A draft, released to ministers and military officials in November and leaked to media soon after, reportedly says Netanyahu and Yaalon only partially informed their inner cabinet of the threat posed by the tunnels. The fallout from the report is likely to pit Mr Netanyahu against coalition partner and political rival Naftali Bennett, head of the right wing Jewish Home party. Read More »

Dutch woman, 99, 'arrested' as part of bucket list

They posted the story on the department's Facebook page and included several pictures of the smiling centenarian. So, the senior - who has never committed a crime - was arrested and handcuffed then allowed to while away an hour or so in the big house. Read More »

Wary US and China pledge respect at first Trump-era meet

State Councilor Yang Jiechi, China's top diplomat, met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department on Tuesday (February 28). Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported that the U.S. But he has since walked back his comments on One China, and Washington and Beijing are in talks about a Trump visit to build ties with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Read More »

South Korea president again says never advanced personal gain in office

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But Hwang's office said Monday it had rejected the request because the investigation team has already indicted key figures implicated in the scandal and that state prosecutors can look into any possible remaining areas of the scandal. The Constitutional Court has to decide upon the validity of the impeachment and is expected to deliver a ruling by March 13. Park can not be prosecuted while she remains president. Read More »

Iraqi forces retake key bridge in western Mosul

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Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled jihadists inside west Mosul on Saturday but still faced a tough and potentially protracted battle to retake the Islamic State group's bastion. "Physically they are very similar to a mortar attack but actually they are very precise", Mr Nannini tells me, as he supervises a rapid expansion of the hospital beds and wards in anticipation of the battle unfolding in western Mosul. Read More »

Establishment Admits Le Pen Might Just Win Presidential Election

Pollsters said Mr Macron had been buoyed by the alliance announced this week with centrist politician François Bayrou, enabling him to move ahead of conservative candidate François Fillon. Le Canard Enchaine a weekly satirical French magazine, alleged that Mr Fillon's wife Penelope was paid hundreds of thousands of euros for work she may not have done. Read More »

Ramjas protests: Delhi police agent of BJP & ABVP, says Kejriwal

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The clashes were triggered over an invitation to JNU student Umar Khalid, who was jailed a year ago over sedition charges, for a literary seminar titled "Cultures of Protest" at Ramjas College. "It is the duty of the police to protect the people and not allow ABVP and BJP to engage in goondaism (sic)", the CM said. Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, changed her Facebook profile picture holding a placard which read "I am a student from Delhi University". Read More »

Army claims gains in fight for western Mosul

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The American troops are not supposed to be doing the actual fighting but in recent weeks have got so close to the front that they have come under attack, coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorrian said. Gen. Yahya Rasool, said Iraqi forces had also retaken a sprawling military base adjacent to the airport. The Minister of Displacement and Migration, Jasem Mohammed al-Jaff, said field operational personnel received the displaced people fleeing the fighting from about noon Saturday to about noon ... Read More »

Poison That Killed Kim Jong-nam Was Banned Nerve Agent

This comes one day after Malaysia revealed that VX nerve agent was used in a freaky killing at the Kuala Lumpur airport, police say they have raided a condominium and are awaiting lab results on what they found. It can be breathed in, swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Though Malaysian police have completed post-mortem on the dead body, they said they will not release the body to the DPRK Embassy until they have received DNA samples from the next-of-kin of the dead man. Read More »

Al-Bab fully taken from ISIL — Turkish military

The medical charity Ambulanciers Sans Frontieres said 45 people, mostly civilians, had been killed and about 70 others were wounded. Turkey views Syria's Kurdish fighters as terrorists, and is now pushing to send its own forces to recapture the Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital, Raqqa. Read More »

Jayalalithaa's niece launches new party 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai'

She named the party "MGR Amma Deepa Peravai" in an indication that she will fall back on the legacy of AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, fondly called " Amma " by her followers. Deepa announced the name of her party and the party flag. Sasikala was set to become chief minister succeeding Pannerselvam but the Supreme Court verdict in the disproportionate assets case dashed her hopes. Read More »

Norwegian (STO:NASO) Launches the "Cheapest Ever" Transatlantic Flight

It will also offer flights between Edinburgh and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island as well as Connecticut's Bradley International Airport . Weekly parking is available at Green for $65 ($50 with a coupon available on the airport's website ). The cost of transatlantic travel has been too high for too long so by connecting Scotland with smaller United States airports, we can offer some truly affordable fares, allowing as many people as possible to fly. Read More »

Accused Tara Grinstead killer makes first appearance

Ryan Alexander Duke, the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead , made his first appearance in court Thursday afternoon. 22, 2005, just a few weeks before her 31st birthday, Grinstead disappeared after attending the local Sweet Potato Festival in Ocilla, Georgia, 165 miles south of Atlanta. Read More »

Security Breach Allows Unchecked Passengers on Flights at JFK

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On average, TSA screens about 21,000 passengers per day at the airport. "The protocol says law enforcement is immediately notified". The eight others are believed to have boarded various flights. The travelers' carry-on bags received the required screening, according to NBC New York . "The employees who violated TSA procedures have been identified and appropriate action is being taken", an agency spokesman said. Read More »

Chubby Tigers Chasing Drones: The Latest in Diet Technology

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Siberian tigers in northeast China had a blast chasing a drone in their snowy habitat. It turns out drone chasing help keep the tigers fit. The playful tigers then ganged up and used their paws and mouths to play with the odd object, but couldn't work out what it was. Read More »

Mexican Man Jumps off Bridge After Being Deported from US

He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Olivas was "repatriated" back to Mexico on Tuesday because he did not present any legal documents to enter the U.S. Read More »

Malaysia summons N. Korea envoy as Kim killing row deepens

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As a result, for years, it's been a quiet destination for Northerners looking for jobs, schools and business deals. If the involvement of Indonesian and Vietnamese women in the crime is also found to be the result of North Korean operations, the result is nearly certain to result in substantial constraints on relations with those countries and North Korean activities in Southeast Asia. Read More »

New Department of Homeland Security Deportation Guidelines Trigger Protest in Bay Area

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) and Border Patrols agents were able to quickly deport undocumented immigrants caught within 100 miles of the border who had arrived in the U.S.in the previous two weeks. Leaked memos suggest President Donald Trump is considering an order that will root out and deport all illegal immigrants, regardless of whether or not they have committed a crime. Read More »

Mexico Does "Not Accept" US Immigration Proposal

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In total, there are estimated to be close to six million undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the US. "It will create public opinion backlash and congressional backlash in Mexico". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly are headed to Mexico Wednesday. Kelly also is visiting Guatemala. Ties between the countries have plunged since Trump took office a month ago, punctuated by Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for a border wall and other demands on ... Read More »

Up to 200 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

Louis Jewish community for more than 125 years, according to the society's website. The vandalism occurred as the White House condemned allegations that 11 bomb threats were made against Jewish community centres across the U.S. David Posner, the director of strategic performance of the JCC Association of North America, tells CNN that 54 centers in the US and Canada have received a total of 69 threats since January. Read More »

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for fatally shooting wounded Palestinian attacker

Azaria , 21, was also given a 12-month suspended sentence by the military court , as well as a demotion in rank to private. Prosecutors had asked that Sgt. The Al-Sharif family was closely following the case of their son's killer on TV, describing it as a "sarcastic play". But before the video of the shooting, taken by a Palestinian human rights activist, it was hard to prove these claims. Read More »

First lady turned first vice president

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The First Vice President also assumes the presidency if the president is unable to perform his or her duties. While the position of first vice president is more senior to that of vice president, it is now unclear what duties 52-year-old Mehriban Aliyeva will undertake. Read More »

Ukraine oligarch faces extradition to US

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An extradition request in 2015 had been denied by a Viennese court, which called the US allegations "politically motivated". He has consistently argued that he has been the victim of a political smear campaign. No deals were ever completed, and Firtash has denied that he invested in the project. "I want justice", he told reporters in Vienna. Firtash is also connected to Paul Manafort, a political consultant who served as U.S. Read More »

Border-shooting case could have implications for drone victims, Supreme Court says

Chief Justice John Roberts, another conservative, brought up the sensitive question of whether USA officials could be sued for drone attacks overseas. What's more, the government said the parents' claims under the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unlawful search and seizure, should be dismissed because it doesn't apply to non-citizens outside the U.S. Read More »

Brexit bombshell: Britain faces £50 BILLION bill to quit European Union

Jean-Claude Juncker has threatened to resign if Europe's leaders shelve his radical plans for the future of the European Union, including treaty changes to create a eurozone treasury and finance minister. Brexit secretary David Davis told the FT the United Kingdom opposed Mr. Barnier's plan. Her view has been echoed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has previously said that Brexit negotiations and trade deal talks would need to be a "parallel process" but has never put a time ... Read More »

Bodies of 74 Migrants Located Washed Up on Libyan Beach

Authorities worry this early incident could mean even more deaths this year. It is unfortunately common for smugglers to pack large rubber boats with up to 180 migrants to send towards Italy and other parts of Europe, which make them easy to capsize. Read More »

Najib raps North Korean ambassador

He also warned that North Korea may try military provocations to divert global attention from the killing. Ambassador Kang Chol last week accused Malaysia of colluding with "hostile forces" to damage the North, after rival South Korea said Pyongyang had orchestrated the airport attack. Read More »

HPD: Reports of shots fired inside Ben Taub hospital

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No indication if that person is the suspect, or another prisoner from the hospital. In October, a Harris County jail inmate took a medical student hostage and was shot by deputies. This is a developing story. Authorities are searching for a suspect after a shooting forced a Houston hospital to go on lock down. Police have entered Ben Taub Hospital with weapons drawn while responding to reports of shots fired at the Houston facility, reported Stephanie Whitfield of local station ... Read More »

James 'Mad Dog' Mattis becoming trusted voice of reason in Trump administration

But as with several of his recent stops in Europe, Mattis had to spend some of his time in the country smoothing over some of Trump's more controversial remarks. Mattis has previously served in Iraq; he most notably led the US Marines into battle in the Iraqi city of Falluja in April 2004. Mattis, a veteran military leader confirmed in a bipartisan 99-1 Senate vote, appears set on reassuring Iraq - and USA allies around the world - about the administration's motives. Read More »

At least 14 students died in a bus crash in Tanay, Rizal

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Senior Supt. Randy Peralta, director of the Rizal Provincial Police Office, said the strong impact wrecked the vehicle and instantly killed 10 passengers. Based on initial report, Inofre said the bus lost its brake and hit the electric post. School officials were already on the site of the accident. Read More »

Arrest warrant issued for Samsung chair

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Prosecutors were seeking the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung on charges that he bribed the president and a close associate. The pension fund's current chief was arrested past year on suspicion of pressuring the fund to back the merger, which helped Lee increase his influence in Samsung Electronics without spending any of his money. Read More »