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Father of Pulse Nightclub Shooter, Omar Mateen, Was an FBI Informant

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Seddique Mateen's past as a source for federal law enforcement emerged at the trial in Orlando of Noor Salman, 31, Omar Mateen's widow, who prosecutors allege had prior knowledge of her husband's plans. "Alternatively, the FBI's purported interviews with Ms. Salman were directed to evading the negligence they exercised with their own informant", the motion says, and "to finding an additional culprit rather than their own informant". Read More »

Accused in Quebec City mosque shooting pleads guilty

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Alexandre Bissonnette, 28, had pleaded not guilty previously this week, but formally changed that plea in a Quebec City courtroom on Wednesday. Bissonnette originally pleaded not guilty to the 12 charges Monday morning but announced that afternoon he was changing his mind and wanted to plead guilty. Read More »

Ireland to vote on lifting abortion ban May 25

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Ireland will vote on whether to liberalise abortion laws in a referendum on Friday 25 May, the Irish government has confirmed. The Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution recognises the equal right to life of the unborn and the mother. Read More »

First guest receives invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

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Folkestone's 1st Battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, who Prince Harry served with in Afghanistan 2007, will join United Kingdom military divisions on May 19. We collected what you need to know less than two months before the big day. "It is a happy occasion for the whole country and reminds us of the role the Armed Forces play in marking important events in the life of the nation", Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said. Read More »

Former Disney star Caroline Sunshine joins Trump's press office

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In a statement to CNN , White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, "In college, [Sunshine] was involved with the American Enterprise Institute and an active member of her school's Model United Nations team". The California-based actress is best known for starring in the dance-themed Disney channel series Shake it Up , which aired from 2010 to 2013. Her verified Instagaram account is followed by 235,000 followers. Read More »

Dublin to expel Russian diplomat after poisoning

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Russian diplomats in Podgorica were not immediately available for comment. He will brief his cabinet colleagues on the issue this morning. The wave of expulsions came after British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the Russian government of being behind the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on British soil on March 4. Read More »

Detainee at JFK escapes police custody, flees in taxi, officials say

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He was being taken through security in handcuffs after a flight from MI to board a flight for deportation to Africa when he managed to get away, sources said. Federal authorities would know if he is still at large. Police tape block the arrivals area of Terminal 4 following a water main break that closed a part of the terminal at John F. Read More »

Holy Week celebrations set at Grace United Methodist

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People from all church denominations came together to worship within the community. ScriptueI Corinthians 15:1-4. Easter Worship Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Community Good Friday Service at Trinity United Methodist Church (416 E 1st St., Kannapolis) 7 p.m. Easter Resurrection Sunday Worship with breakfast at 9 a.m. Read More »

Shah's brain fade: BS Yeddyurappa govt most corrupt!

Yedyurappa, who was sitting to the right of the BJP president, had his facial expression changed in bewilderment, when the latter made this gaffe (see the video). "Siddaramaiah also tweeted to Shah that the " #ShahOfLies finally speaks truth. Sharing a video, they alleged that BJP president had called the party's chief ministerial candidate "corrupt". Read More »

Mayawati discusses new anti-BJP strategy with party

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Moreover, busy in reconstituting zonal, district and booth level committees of the party, the BSP chief, as the sources claim, may seek 35 of 80 LS seats in UP 2019. The BSP-SP friendship is being welcomed all over the country, she said, adding that the workers of the two parties would not fall prey to the BJP's designs. Read More »

Mitt: I'm More Conservative On Immigration Than Trump

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Amid the skepticism of Romney's candidacy from some far-right factions of Utah's Republican Party , the two-time presidential candidate was asked by an audience member Monday whether - and, if so, how - he considers himself a conservative, according to the Provo-based Daily Herald . Read More »

European Union leaders host Turkish President Erdogan for uneasy summit

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As regards the refugee issue, both sides agree that the EU-Turkey agreement from March 2016 to end irregular migration flows from Turkey to EU has worked. The uneasy Turkey-EU summit in the Bulgarian city of Varna on Monday has not produced any breakthrough, underscoring the eroding perspective of Ankara's full membership to the bloc amid a shared willingness to restore dialogue, said local experts. Read More »

Amit Shah calls BJP's Yeddyurappa 'No. 1 in corruption,' corrects himself

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Gearing up for the next general election, BJP President Amit Shah today set a target of 21 seats out of 25 parliamentary constituencies from northeast in Lok Sabha polls in 2019. Replying to a query, Parameshwara said chief minister Siddaramaiah is going to contest from Chamundeshwari constituency and reports about his contesting from either Vijayapura or Bagalkote were false. Read More »

R Kelly accused of grooming 14-year-old girl as sex 'pet'

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She also alleges that the singer expressed his displeasure with "misbehavior" or disappointment in the women by "kicking me, telling me I was a stupid bitch [and] don't ever get in his business". She said she believed some of the other girls in the dungeon were underage. Meanwhile, the documentary includes claims from R. Kelly's ex-manager Rocky Bivens that he attended the singer's secret wedding to Aaliyah when was she just 15-years-old. Read More »

Myanmar elects U. Win Myint as new president

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Myint is considered a trusted confidant of Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi , who is legally barred from holding the post of the president by the military-drafted constitution. The former lawyer hails from Suu Kyi's inner circle - the pair fought side-by-side during the 1988 democracy movement that was violently quashed by the junta and saw Win Myint, alongside many others, being taken political prisoner. Read More »

New York Firefighter Dies on Set of Edward Norton Film 'Motherless Brooklyn'

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His death, due to a critical injury sustained while battling the fire , was confirmed by Edward and producers of the upcoming film in a statement issued on Friday (March 23). Norton also said his first assistant director was the one who noticed the smell of smoke before anyone else, and acted quickly to evacuate the cast and crew. Read More »

Mourners gather for funeral of firefighter killed on Harlem film set

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More than $25,000 in jewelry, cash and clothing has been stolen after the Harlem, New York, fire that killed one fallen hero. Traffic came to a standstill along the route; American flags were draped overhead. Though officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire, a New York City official told WABC on Friday that it appears to have started in the rear of the cellar, and that the boiler and electrical system remain of interest to investigators. Read More »

Take note of This Stock: Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)

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Tech shares were also under pressure after Reuters stated Nvidia is temporarily suspending self-driving tests. Trading volume can assist a shareholder to identify momentum in stock and confirm a trend. For now, the company has PEG ratio of 2.56. Profitability merely is the capacity to make a profit, and a gain is what is left over from income earned after you have deducted all costs and expenses related to obtaining the income. Read More »

Facebook ads apologize for Cambridge Analytica scandal

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Shumaker declined to comment Tuesday on Bloomberg story, which also named a foreign national who worked for Cambridge Analytica in North Carolina during the Tillis campaign. But it is possible that Cambridge Analytica reports still has the personal information of the users. "The Congress and Rahul Gandhi must apologize to the nation". Read More »

Fierce gunfight on with terrorists in J&K's Rajouri district

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Four terrorists have been gunned down in Sunderbani tehsil of Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir, tweeted Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri . Denying reports of an attack on the CRPF camp, CRPF PRO Ashish Kumar Jha said there was such attack on the paramilitary force camp in Sunderbani. Earlier, there were reports of an attack on a CRPF camp in Sunderbani. Read More »

Delhi govt submits notification on mixed land use in SC

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Shops in Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Chawri Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Karol Bagh, Kashmere Gate, Lajpat Nagar, Khan Market will remain closed. At least one lakh people are estimated to join the demonstration against the Supreme Court's order to seal all illegal commercial establishments in the city. Read More »

CBSE demands re-examination for Class 10 Maths, Class 12 Economics

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi , meanwhile, spoke to Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar and expressed his displeasure with the CBSE's failure in maintaining the sanctity of the board examinations. Sisodia had said that he received complaints of the paper being leaked and has assured swift action in the paper leak. A probe was later ordered even though the board had denied any leak. Read More »

Drone almost hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

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After Sunday's incident, the national carrier is calling for prison terms for drone operators who endanger lives. Flight operations stopped for half an hour at the airport at the beginning of the month, when a pilot reported a drone within controlled airspace. Read More »

Convicted racist Vicki Momberg sentenced to prison

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Prosecutor Yusuf Baba said Momberg showed no remorse for her actions, using her behaviour during the trial as an example of this. This followed a video rant containing more than 40 repetitions of the "K" word that went viral, shot while she was complaining about black people and insulting a black police officer who was trying to help her after a smash-and-grab incident in Northriding, Johannesburg. Read More »

Planned Parenthood deletes tweet calling for Disney abortion

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In a now-deleted tweet , a Pennsylvania branch of Planned Parenthood tweeted a call for some very different Disney Princesses to join the fold of such classic characters as Pocahontas, Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White. Whoever was on the social media team for Planned Parenthood Keystone may be having a bad day after tweeting out something early on Tuesday. Despite its brief life online, the aborted tweet still came in for withering mockery, with screenshots rollicking around ... Read More »

This is the start of the US-China trade war

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In January, it ruled that China must lower its tariffs on broiler chickens imported from the US. Following Thursday's announcement, the U.S. Trade Representative will have 15 days to produce a list of the Chinese products that will be subject to the tariffs. Read More »

SoftBank Vision Fund, Saudi Arabia to create world's biggest solar power firm

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Saudi Arabia's ample sunshine and land will make the foray into solar there lucrative, said Son, who has invested heavily in solar elsewhere. The project was projected to cost $200 billion through 2030. Speaking in New York , Masayoshi Son said he expected the solar project to have the capacity to produce up to 200 gigawatts by 2030. The solar project will provide 100,000 jobs to people and it will also increase Saudi's gross domestic product by $12 billion. Read More »

Israeli police grill Netanyahu over telecom corruption

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Later on Tuesday night, his bureau stated that while the premier will go through several tests he will not be hospitalized and is expected to be released home. Netanyahu has been battling a slew of corruption allegations in recent months, and police have recommended he be indicted on charges related to two cases. Read More »

Vigil to remember Sharp family in Iowa

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In a statement, the homeowners' association for the resort, Tao, said its security personnel found the family on Friday after a missing persons report was filed through the American Embassy in Mexico City. About a week later, on Thursday night, the family had a sinking feeling that something wasn't right. She said the family hasn't been told by Mexican authorities that the water heater ultimately killed the family. Read More »

Location chosen for Council Bluffs medical marijuana dispensary

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Act 16, Chapter 9 does require the state to provide financial relief to patients in the future. Murphy says bureaucratic conditions have stifled the eight-year-old program's ability to help. Some 36 doctors have applied statewide - including nine from Cuyahoga County - so far, Pollack said. The government isn't recognizing that border cities like Windsor are going to have more costs, said Gignac, harkening to the days before 9/11 when 19-year-olds from MI flooded into Windsor's ... Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $458 million

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The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $458 million. The run up to $400 million jackpot began in January and has rolled 22 times without a victor. The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has been steadily growing and rolling over since January when a Tampa Bay area resident won the prize. Read More »