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Ben Carson cancels HUD's $31K dining set order amid criticism

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On Tuesday, HUD said that Carson decorated his office mainly with furniture from the agency's basement. The statement continued: "My wife also looked at catalogs and wanted to be sure that the color of the chair fabric of any set that was chosen matched the rest of the décor". Read More »

Yemen war: senators push to end United States support of Saudi Arabia

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A coalition there, led by Saudi Arabia, is fighting back the Houthi movement, which is supported by Iran. At a Wednesday press conference, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) unveiled the bipartisan Senate resolution which aims to force an end to the USA military involvement in the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen. Read More »

Teen Fired Shot at Queen. NZ Reportedly Hushed It Up

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In October 1981, Queen Elizabeth took a trip to New Zealand . "Lewis is still considered unstable by police and is regarded as a potential threat to Her Majesty The Queen when she visits next year", they wrote. This may have affected the decision by the authorities to downgrade Lewis' charge from treason - which still bore the death penalty at the time - to a far less significant charge of unlawful possession and discharge of a firearm. Read More »

Gas crisis: factories prepare to cut their use amid big freeze

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CIBC World Markets Inc. grew its position in National Grid by 63.6% during the fourth quarter. National Grid forecast daily demand of 394 million cubic metres (mcm) and supply of 359mcm, leaving a shortfall of 35mcm. If suppliers are not able to meet demand, "they will ask certain people to stop using gas", Mr Atherton said. National Grid hopes that by paying factories to cut their gas consumption households will not be hit by the "perfect storm" of freezing weather and multiple supply ... Read More »

Slovak investigative reporter, girlfriend slain

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The killing was "most likely related to the journalist's investigative work", police said, according to BBC News . Kuciak's last story for Aktuality , on February 9, looked at transactions by firms linked to businessman Marian Kocner and connected to a Bratislava luxury apartment complex that became the centre of a political scandal past year. Read More »

Chidambaram's son arrested in Chennai airport

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It is alleged that Karti exercised his influence over the FIPB unit officials to help INX Media wriggle out of a probe proposed by the Department of Revenue into an alleged unapproved 26% down-streaming of foreign investments in INX News, received from three Mauritius-based companies in 2007. Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence to visit MI

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Anthony List & Life Institute, an anti-abortion organization. "But we have to do the work", Pence said, according to Newsweek . "I do believe that the combination of the SBA List and the extraordinary resources and reach of the Life Issues Institute are going to continue to advance this cause and to change lives", Pence added. Read More »

Today's global war is against hate: Jordanian King

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Sharing stage at a function here, Mr Modi and the King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein spoke in one voice about moderation and pluralism. Abdullah, a 41st generation direct descendant of Prophet Mohammed, is known for his global initiative to fight radicalization and terrorism. Read More »

Lawmaker on special committee investigating Greitens speaks

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It includes a picture of K.S. initials of the alleged victim, email questioned and answers for a TV interview, email of K.S.to P.S. March 24, 2015. Among the concerns raised by Bennett are the price for Enterra's services - $250 per day for each person working the case and "all reasonable expenses incurred in the course of its work" - the firm's license to act as a private investigator in Missouri and the defense's right to communications between the circuit attorney's office and the firm. Read More »

United States says seeing 'positive indicators' from Pakistan on terrorism

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After days of ambiguity, Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed that it will be on the "grey list" of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF ) in June but disputed claims of being put on a "black list". "It is clearly a sign that Beijing remains apprehensive of Pakistan's efforts to establish peace in Balochistan, where the local population still has deep-rooted alienation with regard to Islamabad's militarised policy toward the region", says Jamal. Read More »

California couple arrested after three children found living in plywood box

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Investigators determined that the children had been living in the (Approximately 20 ft. long X 4 ft. high X 10 ft. wide) plywood box for four years. While conducting an area check in the 7000 block of Sun Fair Road in Joshua Tree , deputies found a travel-trailer on a property that appeared to be abandoned and the rectangular plywood box, according to a San Bernadino County sheriff's news release . Read More »

Kohl's Corporation (KSS) Q4 Earnings Were Surprisingly Good

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It has underperformed by 9.54% the S&P500. Allianz Asset Management GmbH increased its holdings in Kohl's by 46.3% during the fourth quarter. The stock decreased 6.60% or $4.36 during the last trading session, reaching $61.73. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, February 8. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Kohl's in a report on Friday, January 19th. Read More »

Ben Stokes impresses as England level ODI series against New Zealand

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New Zealand are monitoring the fitness of captain Kane Williamson and former skipper Ross Taylor ahead of the third one-day global against England on Saturday. He departed three balls later after being dismissed by Moeen Ali. Morgan, who was dropped on 27 by wicketkeeper Tom Latham and then Henry Nicholls at midwicket on 40, brought up his 35th half century before he hit a return catch to Colin Munro. Read More »

Taiwan travel Bill angers China

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The bill, passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, allows U.S. officials at all levels to travel to Taiwan for meetings. The legislation allows unrestricted visits by US officials to the island, while Taiwanese officials would be allowed to enter the USA under respectful conditions. Read More »

Donald Trumps's Nobel Peace Prize Under Investigation For Being Fake

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The Norwegian peace research institute PRIO compiles a list of candidates known to have been proposed, and it told news service Nettavisen in January that an American had nominated Trump. Traditionally, the names of nominees are kept under wraps; only a select group of people can even submit nominations. In 2012, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union for transforming Europe "from a continent of war to a continent of peace". Read More »

Aid convoy with supplies for 50000 reaches Syria's Afrin, ICRC says

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The statements said another 13 soldiers were wounded during the operation. The Turkish army on February 24 announced that 32 Turkish soldiers were killed and 183 others were wounded since the beginning of the operation. PKK has fought for independence in South-Eastern Turkey since 1978 but the YPG has denied any links to the group. However, the YPG is supported by the United States and has been spearheading the global coalition fight against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria . Read More »

Reba returns as host, Chris Stapleton leads ACM nominations

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April 15 on the CBS Television Network. "It's disappointing that there's no female in the Entertainer of the Year category ", she told Entertainment Tonight . And once again, United States 101 has been nominated for Radio Station of the Year- Medium Market. McEntire, who recently took on the role as the first female Colonel Sanders for KFC advertisements, has hosted the awards show more than anyone, dating back to 1986. Read More »

Thousands of jobs at risk as Toys R Us goes into administration

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Video game retailer and kiddywink favourite Toys R Us has gone in to administration in the United Kingdom with up to 3,000 jobs at risk. Administrator Moorfields has been appointed to carry out a "wind-down" of the 105 store portfolio across the United Kingdom, however the firm said it is still seeking a buyer. Read More »

Justices to hear data-abroad case

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While the warrant was initially approved by a lower court judge, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected the warrant in favour of Microsoft (MSFT). Microsoft argues that the Stored Communications Act does not have extraterritorial application. "It's Congress's job to weigh all the alternatives and figure out just how much global conflict is tolerable", explained Josh Rosenkranz, the Orrick partner arguing on behalf of Microsoft in the Supreme Court. Read More »

Alabama sets date, opponent for homecoming game

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The win moved Florida into sole possession of third place at the moment, while Alabama dropped all the way to eighth. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. Hurts started all 14 games for the Tide in 2017. The Gators capitalized on a huge Alabama drought to build a 37-18 halftime lead. The two teams met in the SEC opener when the Crimson Tide defeated the then-No. Read More »

Pak resorts to firing, shelling along LoC in Rajouri, Jammu

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There was shelling in Mangiote, Kalai and Minka in the same sector, he said, adding the Pakistani Army targeted civilian areas in Kalsia, Hania, Troi nalla, Baba Khori and Nowshera town located deep inside Indian territory. Singh was summoned by the Pakistan foreign office on Thursday to protest against the cross-border fire, a person aware of the development said. Despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. Read More »

WH: All Gun Control Options on the Table, NRA Won't Influence Decision

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President Donald Trump calls actions of some deputies during Parkland, Florida shooting "disgusting" adding he believes he would've ran into active shooting scenario even if he didn't have a weapon. to 22 other wealthy industrialized nations, the USA accounts for 82 percent of all total gun deaths despite having less half the population of the other nations combined. Read More »

Authorities Recommend Evacuations in Parts of Santa Barbara County Ahead of Storm

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A Red Cross evacuation center is open at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. More information on lodging for evacuees here. The National Weather Service predicted rainfall of a third to two-thirds of an inch per hour the evening of March 1, which could be heavy enough to cause mudslides in the communities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria and Summerland where fire depleted brush increased the likelihood of erosion. Read More »

Heavier rains expected to move into north Alabama this afternoon

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The full moon Thursday , the storm and the winds will all bring rounds of coastal flooding from the Friday morning high tide through at least the Saturday night high tide. Rain will mix to snow Thursday night . Coastal implications are pretty serious, as this is a time of high astronomical tides. March 1, 2018, the National Weather Service is calling for a winter storm, with prolonged, hazardous winds of 30-35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, and ... Read More »

Trump tells senators 'You're afraid of the NRA'

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Trump said the bill should strengthen the NICS background check system, address school safety and possibly raise the age required to purchase a firearm to 21. " I don't ever believe there's a time in this country where due process can be dismissed", said North Carolina Sen. "We want to pass something great, and to me the something great has to be where we prevent it from happening again", Trump said. Read More »

Former senior official slams UK's Brexit trade plans

Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the Confederation of British Industry, called Corbyn's gambit "a real-world solution". Speaking to RT News , the Professor of Economics said it would be very hard for any government to achieve trade deals around the world after Brexit despite leaving the EU customs union. Read More »

Church said to be Jesus' burial site reopens after 3-day protest

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says the city is due 650 million shekels (USD 186 million) in uncollected taxes on church properties. The church is revered as the site where Jesus was crucified and resurrected. The closure of the church comes at a highly sensitive time following the decision of President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his plans to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv. Read More »

Pro-NRA lawmakers in Georgia punish Delta Air

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The state House and Senate within hours of each other passed a sweeping tax bill that Republicans had amended to strip out a sales tax exemption on jet fuel. Delta cut ties with the NRA following the recent shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. Delta said it was ending a discount program for NRA members and had asked the gun rights group to remove its information from the group's website after the February 14 slaying of 17 students and educators at Marjory ... Read More »

Gazprom says will not restart gas supplies to Ukraine's Naftogaz

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In either case, Gazprom will need to agree a new transit contract with Ukraine before 2020. "However, Gazprom has an opportunity to pay this sum right now from the accumulated funds", Sputnik quoted Dmitry Marinchenko, the Fitch Ratings head of natural resources and commodities, as saying. Read More »

Is John Kelly's White House Job 'Punishment From God'?

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His threat to leave came during a tumultuous week in which Mr Trump suffered the departure of his closest aide, Ms Hope Hicks, and the effective demotion of his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner who was stripped of his top-secret security clearance. Read More »

Richmond Public Schools plans march in response to Florida school shooting

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Many students said the debate over new gun laws helped them process the traumatic event and prepared them to return. "I know one of those bullets could be shredding through me if I was misidentified as a school shooter". "I don't think anyone is physically prepared or mentally prepared to actually walk into the gates and just remember everything that was happening", sophomore Nicole Velasquez said. Read More »

New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

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Still, Powell's prepared testimony and parrying of questions during the roughly three-hour hearing at the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee reassured investors about his ability to steer the Fed . ANALYST INSIGHT: Trump's tariff plan "is bad policy at a bad time and will only add to the risk of a trade war", said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital in Sydney. Read More »

Rare snowfall blankets Rome, closes schools

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The chilly weather, which has been dubbed "the beast from the east ", is the result of cold winds from Siberia sweeping across Europe . The chill paralysed most of the country, with the harshest temperatures recorded in Valle d'Aosta in north-west Italy , where a low of minus 34.9 Celsius was recorded early Monday morning. Read More »

MP bypoll results: Congress retains both Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly seats

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In Kolaras constituency, Congress candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav is being trailed by Devendra Jain of the BJP . Having lost two assembly bypolls to the Congress a year ago, the BJP is keen or recovering lost ground. While the BJD fielded Rita Sahu, widow of Subal Sahu (Congress) whose death necessitated the bypoll, the BJP put up former BJD MLA Ashok Panigrahi and Mr Pranay Sahu jumped into the fray on the Congress ticket. Read More »