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The body of Virginia mom who disappeared from driveway has been found

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The disappearance of St. John rattled her community, and detectives for two days worked into the early hours of the morning, trying to track her down, said Middlesex Sheriff Maj. Investigators say Keyser admitted that he pushed St. John out of the van, continued to hit her, and strangled her until she stopped breathing. Her cellphone was found in the bushes outside her house and a broken necklace was found in the yard of the home. Read More »

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri

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Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday urged both India and Pakistan to observe restraint along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, and avoid resorting to actions that could culminate in further loss to life and property. Read More »

Gov. Deal: Jet fuel tax break for Delta will happen

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Deal said he intends to sign the larger tax measure, which the full Senate is expected to vote on Thursday, in whatever form it passes. If the amended measure passes the Senate, the jet fuel proposal could still be added back in a conference committee. Read More »

WH communications director Hope Hicks to resign

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Hicks testified before the House Intelligence Committee yesterday as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. Hicks reportedly admitted to lawmakers she would tell " white lies " to cover for Trump, over which POTUS allegedly berated her at the White House on Wednesday. Read More »

Bobby Brown insists that drugs didn't kill Whitney - a broken heart did

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In fact, the "My Prerogative" crooner told Rolling Stone that, months before she died, Whitney "was really working hard on herself to try to be a sober person and, um, she was a great woman ". "The drugs wasn't her", Brown said during a 20/20 sit-down with Robin Roberts at the time. "What do you think was the most misunderstood thing about her?" an interviewer asked Brown. Read More »

Turkey to rebuild liberated villages in Syria's Afrin

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Turkey launched the military operation dubbed 'Operation Olive Branch' targeting Kurdish militias in Syria on January 20. "They tried to silence us". Still, this and a lot of casualties are all the Afrin invasion have accomplished yet, and Turkey's determination to keep media reports on the war upbeat obliges them to present this as something useful. Read More »

New Battlefield Reportedly Titled Battlefield V

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EA announced plans to release a new Battlefield game in 2018 shortly before the studio released their much-maligned Star Wars: Battlefront II past year. DICE took a gamble in developing one of the first shooters set in World War I , and the risk clearly paid off. Now is the ideal time for DICE to make this move and bring the series back, though the optics will be that they are following Call of Duty this time where the narrative was flipped in 2016. Read More »

Thursday weather: March blows in with showers, gusty winds

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Saturday - Sunny, with a high near 37. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Snow enthusiasts are keeping a close eye on a storm developing for Thursday and Friday , the first two days of March. Low around 37. South wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Driving conditions will be risky for high-profile vehicles.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Read More »

Former Afghan President Sees Russia as Key to Peace With Taliban

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He also offered to reintegrate and help remove sanctions against Taliban members who engage in peace talks, denounce violence, recognise the Afghan government and respect the rule of law. The Taliban , fighting to return to power after its 2001 removal by US-led forces, has offered to begin talks with the United States, but has, so far, refused direct discussions with Kabul . Read More »

Suspicious letter sickens 11 at Va. military base

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The three have since been released from the hospital. The envelope was received at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, next to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The three Marines, who have not been identified, were transported to the hospital for further examination. Closely following the situation at Ft. Naval Criminal Investigative Service is working with the FBI to investigate the incident, joint base officials said. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel Gets A Touching Surprise From Pal Ellen DeGeneres

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During their conversation, DeGeneres tells Kimmel she has a special surprise for him. Over the life of his #Talk Show, Jimmy Kimmel has given a series of passionate speeches and has become increasingly political. Then, the cameras revealed the room, which had a recently-added sign that had "In Honor of Billy Kimmel " written on it. Kimmel told DeGeneres he wants to be appropriate and respectful, but also - and more important - amusing. Read More »

Gov. Holcomb Statement On Passage Of Firefly Bill

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Grocery, convenience, liquor and pharmacies will now be able to sell alcohol for carryout from noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. "Modernizing Indiana's alcohol laws has been long overdue for our state, so the passage of Sunday sales is a strong step in the right direction". Read More »

Christian leaders protest in Israel

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A SMALL wooden ladder stands on a ledge above the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the spot where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. These efforts are being coordinated by the Jerusalem head office and include letter campaigns and direct lobbying of government leaders by their local Christian communities. Read More »

Melania Trump Cuts Ties With Adviser Paid $1.6 Mil By Inaugural Committee

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Stephanie Grisham , Melania Trump's spokeswoman, said the office had "severed the gratuitous services contract with Ms. Wolkoff", who Grisham said had been employed as "a special government employee" to work on specific projects. As you may be aware, the students have been protesting for stricter gun laws and the First Lady announced today that she is supportive of their cause. Read More »

Israel blames F-16 downing in Syria operation on 'pilot error'

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Fox News obtained satellite images from ImageSat International showing the new Iranian base, which is operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Israeli jets subsequently bombed several military targets in Syria, including some under Iranian control. Earlier this month, the IDF shot down a drone belonging to Iran that entered Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights. Read More »

House Oversight Panel Asks HUD For Documents Amid Accusations Of Lavish Spending

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The staffer believes she was punished for insisting on the letter of the law in the face of repeated requests that she "find money" for Carson's wife, Candy, to redecorate his offices. When asked about his original claim, the Guardian reported, Williams "falsely stated that he had been asked only about spending on improvements to Carson's office from what he called 'the decorating budget'". Read More »

Kim Family Applied for Western Visas Using Brazilian Passports

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A Brazilian source confirmed to the Telegraph on the condition of anonymity that the two passports were legitimate documents and could be used for worldwide travel. Successful North Korean tests of long-range missiles that could carry a nuclear warhead the distance needed to strike the continental United States and the incendiary rhetoric between the USA and North Korean governments have led to a unsafe situation between two nuclear-armed powers. Read More »

North Korea aiding Syria's chemical weapons program

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Britain should consider joining military action against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime if there is "incontrovertible" evidence he has used chemical weapons against his own people, Boris Johnson has said . The panel said it received documents in July 2017 showing Corst shipped banned goods to a researcher at Syria's Scientific Studies Research Council, which the US says is the government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the means to ... Read More »

USA-led 2026 World Cup bid reportedly in jeopardy; Sunil Gulati responds

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The 211 member nations will vote on the new location at the FIFA Congress prior to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. The U.S. -led bid to host the 2026 World Cup could be in peril thanks in part to concerns overseas stemming from some of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE's policies and ... Read More »

SC basketball: Observations and analysis from overtime win against LSU

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A big three-pointer by freshman Tremont Waters in the final seconds of regulation tied the game at 72 and forced overtime. After LSU closed the first half with eight straight points to pull even 31-31 at halftime, the Tigers stayed even until a flurry of turnovers led SC taking a 15-point lead with 10:28 left. Read More »

US cuts aid to Cambodia, citing 'anti-democratic' actions

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The White House said it was suspending or curtailing USA programs worth $8.3 million that support Cambodia's tax department, local government and military. In the last fiscal year, the US planned $88.5 million in aid to Cambodia. Hun Sen's ruling party then stepped up its steady offensive against critics and opponents. Read More »

Nineteen People Killed in Passenger Train Collision in Egypt

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While the reason behind the accident is yet to be ascertained, the rescue workers, along with 30 ambulances, are present at the spot, reports Sputnik. The cause of the accident is still unclear, but it comes months after 41 people died in a train collision near the coastal city of Alexandria last August. Read More »

Doe-eyed superhero picked for Tokyo 2020 mascot

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Mascots typically become a major part of the marketing and promotional campaigns for the Games, and help boost the sales of merchandising. During a live-streamed ceremony, the victor from among three candidates was chosen after it received over half of nearly 206,000 votes cast. Read More »

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

The QS World University Subject Rankings rank 1,130 universities worldwide by subject areas and subjects, measuring the quality of a university's teaching and research using criteria such as academic reputation, employer reputation, the number of citations of research papers and also the H-index, a measure of the depth and breadth of a university's research in specific subject areas. Read More »

The trial of Paul Manafort will occur in September 2018

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Manafort is facing two separate indictments - one filed in the federal court in Washington , D.C., and a second in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. She said she thought that was "appropriate", but said it should be 50 questions or fewer. Both cases carry possible prison terms of more than a decade each if Manafort, 68, is convicted, according to a court filing by the government on Wednesday. Read More »

Jayendra Saraswati, the Kanchi Seer, passes away at 83

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Many people, including some politicians, are expected to visit the Peetam to pay their tributes to Swamigal. After paying their last respects, they met Vijayendra Saraswathi, the junior pontiff, and expressed their condolences on the senior acharya's death. Read More »

Help rough sleepers connect with local services via the StreetLink charity

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The Dublin homeless executive said they are "extremely grateful" for people alerting the service and said that by doing so you helped them "engage with people sleeping rough and work with them to access shelter and more importantly the teams have been able to engage with people who would not normally come into services". Read More »

Kushner's security clearance may affect Mideast peace effort

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Kelly announced that staffers whose clearances have not been finalized will no longer be able to view top-secret information - meaning that Kushner stood to lose his status as early as Friday". In a statement , Mr Kushner's lawyer Abbe Lowell wrote: "Mr. Kushner has done more than what is expected of him in this process". SCI stands for sensitive compartmentalized information, used for information that comes from sensitive sources and must have restricted access. Read More »

The Supreme Court to Dreamers: "Dream On"

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The administration filed an appeal in the USA 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, but the solicitor general opted to go directly to the Supreme Court to seek a quick reversal. So the media thought they really had something yesterday when the Supreme Court said no to a Trump Administration request that it step in and immediately settle the latest legal challenge to Trump's discarding of DACA. Read More »