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Need a U.S. visa? Gov't to require social media profiles

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According to the documents, approximately 14 million people would be affected by the new proposals and another 700,000 would be affected in the immigration system. The State Department's proposed changes also include questions about immigrants' travel, whether they've been deported or removed from another country and if any of their relatives have been associated with terrorist activities. Read More »

US Military: Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Libya Attack

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In 2017, seven airstrikes were conducted - all against ISIS targets, AFRICOM told ABC News. The US State Department said Dawud was a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 2016. It also said he had previously carried out attacks in Algeria and Tunisia. Previous U.S. airstrikes in Libya have targeted ISIS, but Al-Qaeda affiliated groups have a longer history and stronger influence in the country, Voice of America reported. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels Russian envoys and cuts numbers following poison attack

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Moscow vehemently denies responsibility and has vowed a "tough response" to the expulsions. The provocative gesture of the so-called solidarity of these countries with London, which blindly followed the British authorities in the so-called "Skripal case" and which never got around to sort out the circumstances of the incident, is a continuation of the confrontational policy to escalate the situation. Read More »

Blue Moon: Saturday Will Be Year's Second

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Full moons typically happen every 29.5 days, and so could skip February. "We haven't had a year with two blue moons since 1999", Testin said, "and won't have one again until January and March 2037". Saturday's blue moon will be the last one until 2020. The next blue moon will occur in 2020 on Halloween night, but the next time two blue moons will happen in the same year will not be until 2037, according to Accuweather . Read More »

Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Missiles Sent from Houthi Rebel Forces in Yemen

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Meanwhile, Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi Ansarullah, has said that Saudi Arabia would not have dared to launch a campaign against Yemen if it had not received direct assistance from the US. The attacks also coincided with the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen's civil war . The spokesman also said the least lesson that the Saudi officials were expected to learn from their war on the innocent people of Yemen was to ... Read More »

Sisi heads for landslide win with low turnout

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Preliminary results also suggest that an average of 7 percent of electors have invalidated their votes in the overall election. After the end of the presidential polls took place on March 26-28, Moussa said that the initial results showed that he collected about 1.5 million votes in total, which means that he lost the race. Read More »

Russian Federation hits back at U.S. by expelling 60 diplomats

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He said those countries had been put under "the greatest pressure of the United States and the Great Britain". After the poisoning, Britain reacted by announcing it would expel 23 Russian diplomats, suspend high-level diplomatic contact with Moscow and not send royals to the 2018 football World Cup hosted by Russia. Read More »

Russia kicks out 60 US diplomats

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Lavrov added that just as he was making the statement , the US's ambassador to Russia , Jon Huntsman , was invited to the Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a notice that Russia was responding quid pro quo to the US's decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats. Read More »

MI football cancels upcoming series with Virginia Tech

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As a part of a string of changes to its 2020 and 2021 schedules, MI football will no longer be playing in a home-and-home series over those two seasons with Virginia Tech. Yeah, the landscape of college football could be a little different in two years, but it's a safe assumption that MI will still have one of the toughest schedules in the country. Read More »

Spy poisoning: Russian Federation expels USA diplomats in tit-for-tat measure

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The ministry warned that if the USA takes further "hostile actions" against Russian missions, Russia will respond in kind. President Trump, who has always been loath to criticize Mr. Police say they were likely exposed to the poison on the door of Sergei Skripal's suburban home in Salisbury. They have searched a pub, a restaurant and a cemetery, and on Thursday cordoned off a children's playground near the Skripal home. Read More »

Happ, Rizzo, Schwarber go deep as Cubs defeat Marlins

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I really had no feel for a breaking ball. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed! The Cubs put a few insurance runs up on the board in the top of the seventh inning. "I've been part of this before", Castro says. Addison Russell and Jason Heyward added further runs as Urenas needed three dozen more pitches to get out of the first inning. Read More »

Trump to push for infrastructure in Ohio

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It will be his second time pitching the plan in the bellwether state that he won handily in 2016. In late February, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn suggested that a boost in infrastructure spending could be a tough sell to lawmakers over the rest of the congressional agenda. Read More »

Kentucky cop killed by suspect pretending to be police officer

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The off-duty officer was in his personal vehicle when he was pulled over by the suspect, who police identified as 35-year-old James Kennith Decoursey. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 270-676-3313 or give an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-222-5555. Read More »

What is Maundy Thursday?

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At St. Peter Catholic Church in uptown Charlotte, NC, priests and lay servers on Maundy Thursday imitate Christ by washing parishioners' feet, as Jesus did for his disciples. The Church commemorates the Eucharist and the setting up of the priesthood. The Queen presented 92 women and 92 men with commemorative coins, some marking 100 years since women got the right to vote. Read More »

9-magnitude quake off Papua New Guinea triggers tsunami warning

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially issued a tsunami warning for the coasts of Papua New Guinea, though the threat had passed without incident almost two hours later. The 6.9 magnitude quake struck 96 miles from the town of Kokopowhich is home to 20,000 people. Papua New Guinea is no stranger to earthquakes, as it sits on the "ring of fire" in the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Dhaka denounces Houthi missile attacks aimed at Saudi

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Three of the missiles were fired toward Riyadh, two toward Jazan, and one each toward Khamis Mushayt and Najran which Saudi air defences intercepted. In a statement issued by UN Security Council has expressed concern over the intention of Houthis to continue attacks against Saudi Arabia and other states in the region. Read More »

Anna Hazare ends strike after meeting CM Fadnavis

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They (government) have assured us they will make the appointments (of Lokpal and Lokayukta) as soon as possible. He started an indefinite hunger strike on 23 March to press for his demand to appoint a Lokpal at the Centre, almost seven years after his anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of millions of Indians and shook the then UPA government. Read More »

Russian Federation retaliates, expels 60 American diplomats after United States action

Russia will also close down the USA consulate in St. Petersburg, it said, as well as expel the same number of diplomats from other countries who also kicked out Russian diplomats. Russian President Vladimir Putin has faced intense pressure from the West after the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain on March 4. On Thurday, the hospital where the two are being treated said that Yulia, 33, was "improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition", while 66-year-old Sergei ... Read More »

When Is Good Friday 2018? Date, Images, Meaning, Celebrations

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The 38th annual Ecumenical Way of the Cross will be drawing the faithful together as they retrace the steps of Christ through the streets of Pembroke this Friday . That is how much God loves us - whoever, whatever, wherever we are. - Martin Luther "Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages". Read More »

U.S. and Europe expel 100 Russian diplomats

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The 25 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have now expelled a total of 140 Russian diplomats. Opposition lawmakers have criticized the government for joining other European countries and the United States in ordering the Russian embassy officials to leave the country. Read More »

Trump gives many Liberians a year to quit US

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But he warned: "I may hold it up until after a deal is made with North Korea". During that meeting, Kim said he is "committed to denuclearization on the peninsula". He first unveiled the plan in February and hailed it as one that could garner support from his Republican colleagues in Congress, as well as from opposition Democrats. Read More »

'Ride for Meadow' fundraiser to honor Parkland shooting victim

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The Sun Sentinel reported that one Chicago woman sent nine sexually-suggestive photos of herself-one including a snap of her cleavage and another showing herself in a bikini and eating a popsicle-to the jail's Fort Lauderdale P.O. The foundation helped and has been in touch with the family of Christopher Hixon, the athletic director killed in the Parkland High School shooting. Read More »

Oklahoma approves teacher pay increase while Arizona educators rally

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The House already passed the plan to increase taxes on cigarettes, fuel, lodging, and oil and gas production. House Bill 1023xx was amended to ensure a salary increase for certified teachers making more than the state minimum. The Oklahoma Education Association is still adamant that the revenue would not "undo a decade of neglect". This accomplishment is a first step in a longer journey. Read More »

Local Vietnam Veterans Honored In Special Ceremony

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a USA holiday which will henceforth be observed annually on March 29. Last year, President Trump declared it a national day of remembrance. The memorial wall at the State Capitol contains the name of all those Utahns who lost their lives. His closing comments addressed what many people claim about the war: that the war was fought in vain. Read More »

Stormy Daniels files motion to have Trump testify about alleged relationship

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Avenatti said he expects his motion to pass once Cohen or Trump request to have the case be resolved in closed-door arbitration proceedings. Daniels is suing Trump and Cohen in an attempt to void an agreement that paid her $130,000 in exchange for her silence about her allegations over a sexual encounter with the president in 2006. Read More »

Ex-Russian spy's daughter 'improving rapidly'

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Christine Blanshard, medical director at Salisbury District Hospital. A court last week heard that, at that stage, she could not communicate in any meaningful way, while her father could not communicate at all. Viktoria Skripal, who lives in Russia, said her uncle's elderly mother had not been told about the incident, which sparked the largest collective expulsion ever of 150 Russian diplomatic staff from 28 Western states. Read More »

Greek Media For the EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna

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There is nothing exceptional about the EU-Turkey meeting in Varna , there were 12 such meetings over the past three years, the leader of Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Kornelia Ninova told a press conference in Pazardzhik after a party meeting, FOCUS News Agency reports. Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $421 million

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The jackpot has been rolling over since the last winning numbers matched on January 5. In the midst of Friday's Mega Millions jackpot growing to an estimated $502 million, two winning tickets worth $10,000 each were sold in Atlanta and Braselton for the March 27 drawing. Read More »

'Hell does not exist': journalist quotes Pope, sparking Vatican rebuttal

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Those who repent obtain God's forgiveness and take their place among the ranks of those who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and can not be forgiven disappear. The Vatican said the pope did receive Scalfari "in a private meeting" to exchange Easter greetings, but he did not "give him an interview". Rome - Pope Francis has revealed he needs to have cataract surgery, a common procedure for older people, because his eyesight is failing. Read More »