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Trump expected to pardon Scooter Libby, official says

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The move would mark another controversial pardon for Trump and could raise questions as an increasing number of the president's political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy. Former President George Bush did not pardon Libby, but instead commuted his 30-month prison sentence. He later changed the timeline of his initial account and said he forgot he learned about Plame's identity from Cheney a month earlier. Read More »

British PM calls emergency cabinet meeting over Syria

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Mr Macron said he would make a decision on strikes "in due course". He previously said his country was ready to attack Assad's "chemical capabilities". Downing Street spokesmen repeatedly declined to comment on that report. While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned Assad for killing "innocent kids in the Douma chemical attack", he also warned against using Syria as a place to flex military muscle. Read More »

Backpage.com and CEO plead guilty to charges in Texas

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The 93-count indictment by a federal grand jury in the southwestern state of Arizona, where the company was launched in 2004, was unsealed on Monday. The site also had listings for adult escorts and other sexual services. They have pleaded not guilty. Absent were Ferrer's partners, former New Times and Village Voice owners James Larkin and Michael Lacey, who with Ferrer were briefly jailed at the outset of the case on pimping charges. Read More »

Pedro Martinez Weighs In On Red Sox-Yankees Brawl On Twitter

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After leadoff man Brett Gardner reached on an infield single and Aaron Judge walked, Giancarlo Stanton launched a two-run triple to the center-field triangle. First flitting before my eyes were the runs scored that night by the Red Sox , a drumbeat of punishment and pain. Austin's suspension might get knocked down to three or four games. Read More »

People, traffic in Israel pause to remember Holocaust

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The survey shows that 70 percent of Americans believe people care less about the Holocaust than they used to. Attended by 250 local high school and college students, as well 250 second-generation Holocaust survivors and Jewish communal leaders, the event focused on Kichka's personal story of his childhood, adolescence and life overshadowed by the Holocaust-from Belgium to Israel, from nightmares to amusing anecdotes, and ultimately, to moments of joy and liberation. Read More »

The 9 Most Weird and Hilarious Questions Congress Asked Mark Zuckerberg

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This week, Facebook began notifying 87 million users whose data was acquired by Cambridge Analytica - a political data firm with ties to President Trump's election campaign. When New York Representative Paul Tonko asked if Facebook should "bear the liability for the misuse of people's data", Zuckerberg responded that the company takes "responsibility", but refused to claim his company was liable, stating CA was exclusively at fault. Read More »

Hines-Allen selected in the 2018 WNBA Draft

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She was a two-time member of the Pac-12's All-Conference Team and All-Defensive Team, and averaged 15.3 points and 9.5 rebounds for the Bruins this season. And when you have a player like Elena Delle Donne on the team, people around her have to be able to do multiple things. "It would have been great to be teammates again and to be there with her but I'm super excited to go to Phoenix". Read More »

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding in May?

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Sonam shed light upon the "preconceived notions" regarding women that exist in India and said that it will take time for these perceptions to change completely. It's not the typical boy-meets-girl romance which I think I've done so much of. The film is presented by Ekta Kapoor's home banner Balaji Motion Pictures and is co-produced by Rhea Kapoor. Read More »

State Dept Claims Syria Chemical Attack, Blames Russia

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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday that Russian Federation, whose involvement in the conflict has helped turn the tide in favor of the Assad regime, "ultimately bears responsibility for these brutal attacks". Trump also called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an " animal ". The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) chief, Ahmet Uzumcu, said it was responding with "grave concern" to the suspected chemical weapons attack on Saturday in the town of ... Read More »

Hamas Machine Guns Fire On Israeli Fighter Jet, Triggering Rocket Sirens

Tensions are rising on the Gaza-Israel border as Hamas has mobilized residents for unprecedented weekly protests along the border since March 30. It exploded near an Israeli bulldozer on Wednesday. Israeli soldiers can be heard discussing the shot against the Palestinian man near the border fence. Israeli defence minister Avigdor Liberman said the sniper "deserves a medal". Read More »

'I'm Almost Dead,' He Told 911. 6 Hours Later, Body Was Found

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I'm nearly dead", pleaded a boy trapped in his van. Cincinnati police officers arrived at the scene after the calls were made but couldn't find the van. He told the dispatcher the teen was "turned over in the seat and stuck there". "He's been there for a while", one caller says. The death was ruled accidental by Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco, who wrote that the cause of death was "asphyxia caused by chest compression", meaning he was crushed to death. Read More »

Russian tensions escalate over Syrian chemical attack

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An attack on Syria, which President Trump threatened by tweet Wednesday, would be delivered by missiles instead of manned warplanes, and it could backfire, according to Loren Thompson, a defense industry consultant and military analyst at the Lexington Institute, a think tank. Read More »

Scalise Says He Won't Run Against McCarthy For House Speaker

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A day after his retirement announcement, Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRyan signals support for McCarthy as next GOP leader Paul Ryan's successor must embrace the House Freedom Caucus Bannon's Russian Federation probe cover-up plan would start two political civil wars MORE (R-Wis.) on Wednesday signaled support for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyRyan signals support for McCarthy as next GOP leader Trump, GOP leaders don't talk Mueller at private dinner Hoyer's ... Read More »

Hurricane season 2018: Which names will be used this year?

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The World Meteorological Organization on Thursday decided the three would no longer be used as Atlantic tropical storm names. The committee also selected the replacement names as Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel. The names include Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. Maria quickly intensified into a hurricane just 24 hours after it became a tropical storm and intensified into a category 5 hurricane. Read More »

Cynthia Nixon asks supporters to donate $4.20 after pledge to legalize marijuana

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Nixon, who's challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination, also believes that legalizing marijuana will generate millions of dollars in tax revenue, create jobs and improve the lives of everyone in NY. Delgado says he and others must collect a total of just over 1,000 signatures by May 31 to qualify the measure for the November 6 ballot, but he's shooting for about 1,400 in case some signatures get disqualified by the Monterey County Elections Department. Read More »

Trump discussed with Erdogan the situation in Syria

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The President of the United States Donald trump and President Recep Tayyip erdoğan discussed the crisis in Syria and agreed to maintain close contacts, the White house said. The alleged chemical attack in rebel-held Douma near Damascus on April 7 sparked worldwide outrage and warnings of possible military action. Erdogan's warning about potential conformation in Syria echoed similar concerns by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim who on Wednesday called on Russian Federation and ... Read More »

France 'has proof' Assad used chemical weapons

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France says it will decide in the coming days whether to launch a military strike over a suspected chemical attack in Syria . Asked in a TV interview whether France would join strikes on Syria , he said, "We will need to take decisions in due course, when we judge it to be most useful and effective", according to Agence France Presse . Read More »

Ex-FBI Director James Comey compared Trump to mob boss

The official told Fox News that the RNC has prepared a rapid response team to respond to claims made in Comey's book, compiled a research team to fact check, and created a "war room" to monitor his appearances. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC told Fox News that he believed Comey was acting politically when he had a friend leak memos he'd written to The New York Times "for the express goal of having a special counsel" investigate Trump. Read More »

North Korea holds key parliamentary meeting without Kim Jong

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But Kim's recent trip to China and a series of back-channel contacts between the USA and North Korea have raised hopes that a deal may just be possible. The comments come as diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear crisis moves forward with surprising speed after the North agreed to join the Olympics, opening the door for the first formal talks with Seoul in more than two years and reducing tensions that had spiked after months of saber-rattling and missile and nuclear tests by the North. Read More »

Sens. Pat Roberts, Ben Sasse say Trump looking to re-enter TPP

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The move would be a reversal of Trump's recent protectionist trade rhetoric . The move runs counter to Trump's repeatedly expressed belief that he prefers "bilateral" trade agreements - between the United States and one other country - to wide-ranging pacts like TPP and the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), which he has also said should be rewritten or scrapped. Read More »

Accused Florida school shooter wants to donate his inheritance to survivors

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Finkelstein said if annuity deposits were to be made to Cruz's account monthly, he stands to gain as much as $800,000 during his expected lifetime. At a court hearing on Wednesday, Broward County Judge Elizabeth Scherer sought to determine whether Cruz - who has so far been represented by public defenders - is able to pay for his own defence. Read More »

Hamas blames Israel for military escalation in Gaza

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Israel has faced mounting questions over its use of live fire after 10 days of protests and violence along the Gaza Strip border in which its forces have killed 30 Palestinians, according to Gaza's health ministry. "His use of the drone was to show that Gaza has a attractive and vibrant face", said his 24-year-old brother, Mutasim. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the European Union have called for an independent investigation into Israel's use of force, which Israel has ... Read More »

Family home of missing woman destroyed in fire

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Sandeep and Soumya Thottapilly and their children, 12-year-old Siddhant and 9-year-old Saachi, were driving from Portland, Oregon, home to Southern California last week, according to the San Jose police and according to ABC station KGO in San Francisco . Read More »

Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims

Israel is also on high alert after Iran, a strong ally of President Bashar Assad, threatened to respond to an airstrike on a Syrian military base on Monday that the Syrian government, Russian Federation and Iran blamed on Israel. The ceremony at Yad Vashem, held after sunset, ushered in one of the most melancholy days on Israel's calendar. Restaurants and cafes in the ordinarily bustling streets of Tel Aviv close, and TV and radio stations play Holocaust-themed programmes. Read More »

Taliban attacks government compound in Afghanistan, 18 killed

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the raid in a WhatsApp message to journalists, saying "more than 20 police" were killed and several others wounded. Rahmani said the attackers planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack. Fighting went on for about three hours until fresh troops were deployed to the district and the Taliban escaped from the area. Read More »

Nurse Fired, Arrested After Patient Dies

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In the statement, Christus Mother Frances Health System officials said they believe Mr. Davis acted independently and of his own accord after finding an "unusual and unexplained patient outcome" in the facility's cardiovascular intensive care unit January 25 connected to the nurse, according to the statement. Read More »

United States still assessing intelligence on Syria chemical attack

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For days, Trump has been warning Syria and its backers, Russian Federation and Iran, over the suspected gas attack. Amid US President Donald Trump's twitterstorm on the situation in Syria, US Defense Secretary James Mattis keeps his tone calm, speaking about the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Read More »