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Ex-French president Sarkozy to stand trial

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Sarkozy has faced multiple corruption investigations since leaving office in 2012. Sarkozy, who is embroiled in several criminal investigations, denies any wrongdoing and has vowed to have all cases dismissed. In return, prosecutors allege Mr. Sarkozy sought access to information about a separate police inquiry. Thursday's court announcement is the second time Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial. Read More »

County Board Hears Plea for More Money for Teachers and Schools

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The proposal leaves the decision up to school districts. Law enforcement officers entering a school building with an active shooter, do so with full body armor and much back-up. An officer responding to the school says Vanyo handed him her cellphone and told him the unlock code. Milpitas Unified School District spokeswoman Shannon Carr confirmed the post and the fact that there was negative feedback, but said that there were no parents of students present who commented on the happenings at ... Read More »

Ready Player One scribe probes reality-fantasy balance

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It wants to race into it at full throttle. Ready Player One is a breezy pop spectacle that tickles you with nostalgia. The fact that it's laced with lots of 80s cultural references is also going to help it to appeal to an older generation while the topic of living in the virtual world versus the real world is an interesting one (although it feels like we've been here before a few years back with Second Life). Read More »

Shopping mall blaze in Siberia kills 37

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Some of the victims, many of them young children, died inside a locked movie theatre. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said that "on the day of the tragedy in Kemerovo", Russia saw "emotional deafness, indifference and callousness", from Washington officials, reported Russian news agency Tass. Read More »

No British referees picked to officiate at World Cup in Russian Federation

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World football ruling body FIFA said in a statement that its Referees Commission has also picked 63 assistant referees, with the 99 match officials representing 46 countries. "Between now and the World Cup in June, the selected referees, assistant referees and VARs will be monitored and supported by FIFA Refereeing on an individual basis to ensure they are fully prepared". Read More »

At March for Our Lives, Americans Confront the Death Cult

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Widenor gave a fiery speech in front of the demonstrators Saturday, saying he had been touched by the loss of two friends to gun violence. As produced by Lucinda Shen and Emmeline Zhao, and edited by James Fields, the compilation offers a revealing glimpse into the thoughts, passions, and priorities that are guiding so numerous students who marched over the weekend - and who may march again during walkouts planned for April 20. Read More »

Appeals judges say Adnan Syed is entitled to new trial

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The ruling could be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, which would mean many more months before Syed finds out whether his conviction will remain or if he will get a new trial. They also questioned the reliability of cellphone evidence used to place Syed at the spot where Lee's body was found. On Thursday, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals determined he had received ineffective assistance by his counsel during the trial and upheld his request for a new trial. Read More »

Windsor, UK-based Pub Creates Gin In Honor of Royal Wedding

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Security measures include an extensive network of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology and CCTV alongside hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers to prevent the use of cars or vans in an attack. Thames Valley Police says visitors and residents should remain vigilant at all times as they "are our extra eyes and ears". A spokesman from the force said: "Our officers and staff are proud to be involved in policing this national celebration, and the majority of those working on ... Read More »

Facebook whistleblower will appear before MPs

Wylie emphasized that what he had heard was "pure speculation", but that he had been told Muresan had been working on a political deal that soured, that Muresan had been poisoned, and that police had been bribed not to enter the hotel room. Read More »

Former Disney TV Star Joins Trump White House Staff

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According to a spokeswoman, Ms Sunshine has worked for the office of Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, and was once an intern... She is best known for her role as Barbara Winslow in the family film- Marmaduke . Fellow television star Omarosa Manigault Newman, noted for her stint on The Apprentice alongside Trump, stepped down from her White House role as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison at the end of previous year. Read More »

Monmouth County sheriff cracks down on distracted driving

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The AT&T study also reveals almost half of commuters (49 percent) admitted to texting while driving - a higher rate than reported by teens. Sheriff Shaun Golden says that "texting and talking on a cellphone while driving is irresponsible and illegal". Read More »

Malala returns to Pakistan five years after Taliban attack

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Her visit was kept secret due to security reasons, according to sources. Yousafzai founded the Malala Fund , which invests in local educational initiatives for girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Kenya, and in Jordan, where it focuses on Syrian refugees. Read More »

Jeb Bush and Trump Jr

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Buckley, Jr. Bush, the former Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor, said he came home following the 2016 Republican primary in SC to children who "actually love me", The Yale Daily News reported . "I actually love my father very much", he tweeted , using the hashtag #PleaseClap . Donald Trump Jr . also jumped into the fray, also mocking Jeb by referencing his exclamation point logo: "Jeb!" He described how he'd returned from a tough 2016 Republican primary ... Read More »

PM maintains Brexit 'is no power grab' amid devolution discussions

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But with obstacles like an elusive agreement on managing the border with Ireland, and tough talks on trade still ahead - and Parliament's final approval another potentially risky hazard for the government - the route to Britain's final exit still looks, in many respects, far less predictable and well choreographed than Mrs May's rapid journey today. Read More »

Justice Department's Internal Watchdog To Review Alleged Surveillance Abuses

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and congressional Republicans have been urging his office to review whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials abused their surveillance powers in using information compiled by a former British spy, widely referred to in the media as a dossier, and paid for by Democrats as part of the basis to justify monitoring a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump. Read More »

David Shulkin fired as VA chief after mounting controversy

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Trump plans to nominate White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as Veterans Affairs Secretary. It was the latest in a series of departures of top administration officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who was sacked by Trump earlier this month, and national security adviser H.R. Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Set to Star in Taika Waititi's upcoming film JoJo Rabbit

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Variety reports the Avengers star met with Waititi to discuss the role, and is now in final negotiations to star as the young protagonist's mother. At this time, he is busy shooting What We Do in the Shadows , which landed a pilot production order at FX in January. The imaginary Hitler in the film will be the creation of a boy who misses his father and a combination of his father and the notorious dictator. Read More »

U.S. judge denies Saudi Arabia's bid to dismiss 9/11 lawsuits

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Of the 19 attackers, 15 were Saudi Arabians. Daniels rejected the lawsuit against Saudi Arabia back in 2015, arguing that the allegations brought by almost 3,000 people, who accused the kingdom of providing material support for the terrorists, were " entirely conclusory " and gave no grounds for the court to assume jurisdiction over the high-profile case. Read More »

Pinky Lalwani: Who is fugitive Vijay Mallya's soon-to-be third wife?

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They are believed to be in a live-in relationship and according to reports, they recently celebrated their third anniversary. Here are some details about his family and the new entry into his life - Pinky Lalwani . Meanwhile, Twitter is clearly having a gala time making fun of Mallya third wedding. They were reportedly in a live-in relationship and it is believed seeing the love and dedication the young woman has towards him, Vijay Mallya has made a decision to tie the knot and make things ... Read More »

Lawyer files motion seeking evidence from Trump of adult film star's claims

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Mr Avenatti's motion, filed in a court in the Central District of California early on Wednesday, ramps up the legal duel between the porn star and the president. The publication quotes a long-term friend of Trump, Federico Pignatelli, as saying that Melania is very much in love with President Trump , and that she has allegedly put her faith and trust in him in spite of claims from Stormy on 60 Minutes stating she can describe Trump's private parts as proof of their alleged affair. Read More »

Good Friday, other hours set

The weather forecast is 24º Celsius with rain for Good Friday , 18º Celsius plus rain on Easter Saturday, 23º Celsius and no rain on Sunday and on Family Day. Good Friday is observed because the date marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. According to legends, Jesus was crucified on Good Friday for the sake of humanity and he resurrected three days later on Easter Triduum. Read More »

Manhunt as auto tries to PLOUGH into soldiers outside army barracks

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A MAN has been arrested after a vehicle reportedly tried to mow down soldiers outside a French army barracks and the driver fled the scene. Update - 12.07pm: Security officials have said that police have detained a man suspected of attempting to drive his vehicle into soldiers who were out jogging near their military barracks in Varces-Allieres-Et-Riset in the French Alps. Read More »

Thousands pay tribute to comic legend Sir Ken Dodd

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Some sang his 1964 song Happiness as the horse-drawn hearse passed. "Acting dean of Liverpool Canon Myles Davies said the service was a wonderful tribute to someone who has spent his life persuading us all to exercise our chuckle muscles". Read More »

Disney Channel star Caroline Sunshine joins White House press team

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At the White House Press Briefing Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders informed reporters that police brutality is "a local matter and something we feel should be left up to local authorities". She is best known for her role as Barbara Winslow in the family film- Marmaduke . The question "is nothing sacred anymore" has arguably become an irrelevant one when talking about 45's White House. Read More »

Emails show Gov. Doug Ducey's close connection with Uber

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The same day the donation was announced, Governor Ducey issued an executive order clearing the way for the public testing and operation of autonomous cars, provided a human safety driver was along who could take over controls in the event of an emergency. Read More »

Governor to honor Vietnam veterans

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It is also the date President Nixon chose for the first Vietnam Veterans Day in 1974. A barbecue lunch, service providers and guest speakers will be at this special event. "We hope the crowd continues to grow this year, and we are honored to have the opportunity to thank, celebrate and honor these heroes". More than 58,000 USA troops died in the war, 896 of those were South Carolinians. Read More »

Murphy expands access to medical marijuana

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Among other changes effective Tuesday, the state will now allow patients suffering from anxiety, migraines, Tourette's syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders and chronic visceral pain to be eligible for marijuana prescription. Read More »

Coach Darren Lehmann: Australia team 'must change' after ball-tampering scandal

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Cricket Australia on Tuesday cleared Lehmann of any involvement in the controversy after announcing severe punishments on captain Steve Smith , vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft the following day. Warner was also charged with providing advice to a junior player "regarding how a ball could be artificially altered, including demonstrating how it could be done", and then with lying to match officials about his role and failing to voluntarily acknowledge it. Read More »

Smith, Warner handed one-year ban; Duo out of IPL 2018

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On Sunday, Smith and Warner had stepped down as the captain and vice-captain of the Australian cricket team during the third Test match against South Africa in Cape Town . He added: "In addition to the sanctions for individuals, Cricket Australia will take the opportunity to review the conduct and culture of our professional teams". Read More »

NATO Joins More Than 20 Countries In Expelling Russian Diplomats

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The U.S. -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance followed suit announcing Tuesday it was expelling seven diplomats from Russia's mission at alliance headquarters in Brussels and blocking the appointment of three others, cutting the size of the mission to 20 people from 30. Read More »