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Venezuela's Juan Guaido in Brazil, Meets EU Officials

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Maduro has claimed there isn't a humanitarian crisis in his country, and said the aid is just a way for the USA military to invade. The United States immediately recognized Guaido, and around 50 other countries followed suit. Guaido last month invoked constitutional provisions to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro's re-election past year was fraudulent. Despite efforts to block the aid, President Trump said the U.S.is still finding ways to get the aid into Venezuela. Read More »

Prime minister to be indicted for 'bribery, fraud'

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Still, the attorney general has said that the pending cases against Netanyahu "would not be influenced by anything other than the evidence and the law". He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, most recently on Wednesday evening when, following a day of heightened speculation in Israeli news media, a statement was released on behalf of the Prime Minister which dismissed the prospect of a possible bribery charge as "ridiculous". Read More »

81-Year-Old Confronted, Assaulted While Wearing MAGA Hat

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The elderly man was confronted by the alleged attacker about his hat at about 3:30 p.m.at the ShopRite supermarket in Franklin Township in Somerset County, prosecutors said Tuesday in a news release. A Make America Great Again, or "MAGA", hat, on January 22, 2019. Santos later said in an interview that, although she regrets the incident, which may have been spurred by alcohol consumption, she "couldn't walk away" after "being discriminated (against) so many times in my life". Read More »

Good riddance? EU's 'Brexit fatigue' limits United Kingdom extension options

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Brexit has continued to divide Britain and the EU. After a deal she negotiated with European leaders was rejected on January 15 in the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern British history, May is hoping to bring back a tweaked divorce accord for a vote, which could come as early as next week but may not take place until March 12. Read More »

Trump, Kim to meet for 2 hours on Day 1 : Yonhap

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President Donald Trump , set to take place Wednesday and Thursday. While much of that first meeting was about breaking the ice after decades of bitter animosity between their two countries, this time there will be pressure to move beyond a vaguely worded commitment by Kim to work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Ivanka Trump's 'living wage' claims

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And that's great Ivanka, but surely it's in the interest of women's (and everyone's) rights to "build" marginalized groups up by providing a minimum wage that allows for independence and access to basic necessities like healthcare? "As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live", the New Yorker wrote without mentioning Trump by name. Read More »

Tommy Robinson has Facebook and Instagram profiles removed

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Facebook on Tuesday removed the accounts of leading British far-right activist Tommy Robinson for violating its " community standards " by promoting "organised hate" and other prohibited behaviour. The social media giant said on Tuesday in a statement the former English Defence League leader had posted material using dehumanising language and calling for "violence targeted at Muslims". Read More »

Virginia's lieutenant governor compares himself to lynching victims

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While lawmakers were killing time, Republican Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment stood up to directly address Fairfax . When he finished his five-minute impromptu speech, stunned senators sat in awkward silence. CNN reported Thursday that the Republican-led General Assembly plans to investigate the allegations against Fairfax. "It's entirely appropriate for him to talk about due process and we would intend to offer him every ounce of it, and he's welcome to take advantage of that ... Read More »

Social media experts warn parents of popular ‘TikTok’ app

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The FTC said it was a record fine for a child privacy violation. But with 500 million global monthly users, experts say there's a large community of child predators on this app searching for their next victim, leaving many parents concerned the app has become a "hunting ground" for pedophiles. Read More »

Nepal: 6 including tourism minister dead after helicopter crashes in Tehrathum

The owner of the helicopter company was also aboard but his body has not been formally identified. The passengers included civil aviation tycoon Aang Chhiring Sherpa, chief of Yeti and Himalayan Airlines and Yuvraj Dahal, Prime Minister K P Oli's private secretary, besides three other government officials and pilot Pravakar KC. Read More »

Australia's Cardinal Pell remanded into custody for child sex offences

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The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse was sent to prison on Wednesday and will wait two weeks to learn his sentence for attacking two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. "I call on every Archbishop in Australia to do the right thing and step down, do the right thing and resign", he said. "Awaiting the final verdict, we join the Australian bishops in praying for all victims of abuse, reaffirming our commitment to do everything possible so that the ... Read More »

Mother and daughter 'killed 5 relatives and claimed victims "wanted to die"'

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Officers said the apartment was strewn with debris and the bodies found piled around a bed in the apartment - one body was found hidden under another, police said. One of them was having seizures when she was taken to hospital, according to reports . "We're working on some theories but it wouldn't be fair of me to speculate so I'm not going to", the DA said, stressing that there are no other suspects. Read More »

United States denies Russian accusation it is preparing Venezuela intervention

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Guaido last month invoked constitutional provisions to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro's re-election was fraudulent. Resolutions at the Security Council, which are legally binding, must garner nine votes and no vetoes from the five permanent members - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - to be adopted. Read More »

Storm Water Floods Sonoma County Town, Turning It Into ‘Island’

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Other waterways, including the Napa River, also were expected to overflow their banks as an ocean-spanning plume of moisture continued tracking through the West. If the river reaches 46 feet, SFGate reported the area will experience the worst flooding it has in 24 years. An estimated 4,000 people were told to leave, but officials said only about half of those who were told to evacuate actually left their homes. Read More »

How Geneva Convention can help bring back missing IAF pilot home

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Soon after Pakistan claimed it had captured an IAF pilot , it released a video in which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was seen blindfolded and with his hands tied behind his back. Though this apparent violation may be hard to enforce, the global community could apply soft pressure to Pakistan to alter its behavior, VanLandingham said. Read More »

Meet the new Gerber Spokesbaby, Kairi from Hickory, North Carolina

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On Tuesday, the baby food brand announced the victor of the ninth annual Gerber Baby Photo Search contest: 1-year-old Kairi Yang from Hickory, North Carolina. "Kairi's personality is larger than life, and she always maintains a spunky attitude". "As soon as we saw her photo, we fell in love with Kairi's expressive eyes and angelic face, looking toward the future and being excited for all that it holds", Bill Partyka, president and CEO of Gerber, said. Read More »

Wilson-Raybould says she got 'veiled threats' on SNC-Lavalin

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SNC-Lavalin has been lobbying the government and opposition parties to push for a plea bargain type of arrangement in order to avoid a conviction that would result in them being unable to bid on federal contracts for 10 years. I raised those concerns with the prime minister and with Gerry Butts, and as I said in my remarks, those were denied. Trudeau's cabinet provided a waiver that allowed her to speak about these matters and her role in cabinet up until January 14, but she is still ... Read More »

India, China and Russian Federation reaffirms strong opposition to terrorism

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China on Tuesday adopted a nuanced approach after the IAF airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed camps across the LoC and just ahead of the Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers' meet which it is hosting on Wednesday. A day after the Indian Air Force struck a JeM terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, Swaraj added that India does not want further escalation of tension with Pakistan, and said it would act with "responsibility and restraint". Read More »

New Cuban constitution gets 87 per cent approval

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the vote was taking place as events in Venezuela showed the "imperialist threat" facing the region. "People are waking up when they see these nefarious practices and realise what is behind this show", he said. Read More »

Cuomo: 2 trains involved in fatal collision

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A Long Island Rail Road train sits on the tracks inside the Atlantic Termina, l January 4, 2017, Brooklyn, New York. He said the gates at the crossing were properly functioning. The Wednesday evening service plans calls for the cancelation of 12 trains on the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson lines. "There was a screech and then there was a thud. Read More »

Pakistan shoots down Indian jets, carries out airstrikes in Kashmir

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There remains the risk that the tensions between two bitter rivals will result in the worst-case scenario, Sultan Mehmood Hali, a retired group commander of the Pakistan Air Force , told RT. Pakistan has not said anything about losing one of its planes. On Tuesday, Pakistan began shelling using heavy calibre weapons in 12 to 15 places along the Line of Control, a spokesman for the Indian defence forces said on Wednesday. Read More »

Rosenstein: Government transparency isn't always appropriate

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We can trust him to do that. The man who long oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation said Monday that it is not always appropriate for the government to be transparent about its work as he argued that prosecutors should not level public allegations against people they do not charge. Read More »

Thousands of Migrant Children Reported Sexual Abuse While in US Custody

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Sexual abuse allegations are reported to federal law enforcement, though it's not clear whether anyone was charged criminally. It's unclear if there are overlaps in those allegations, Axios said. The staffer was immediately terminated. Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch released the Health and Human Services Department data during a hearing on the Trump administration's policy of family separations at the border. Read More »

Federal court again rejects challenge to Mueller's legitimacy

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In November U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell found Miller in contempt but stayed the order pending appeal. The court agreed with a trial-level judge's ruling that Miller should be held in contempt of court and jailed for refusing to testify under a grand jury subpoena from Mueller. Read More »

Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

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He also said that if negotiations progress, he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort to finalise an agreement. About 10 percent of the chamber's members favored raising tariffs rates on those $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent after the original March 1 deadline agreed to by Trump and Xi in December. Read More »

Pakistan court dismisses ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's appeal, bail plea

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Speaking to the media, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi deemed the verdict "disappointing". The JIT also held that Nawaz Sharif received 97 per cent profit as "gifts" from Hill Metals Establishment, another company established by Hussain Nawaz Sharif in 2005, in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Kushner: ME peace plan addresses borders issue

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Kushner, Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, and Brian Hook, the State Department envoy for Iran , are due in Bahrain on Tuesday and will make stops in Oman , Qatar and Saudi Arabia . Trump's advisers don't hold out much hope that the "Deal of the Century" will succeed, Israel Hayom reports . Top Palestinian officials have charged that the Trump administration's peace plan falsely assumes that money will compensate for the "inalienable rights" of the Palestinian people. Read More »

Don't park next to a hydrant or else, warns fire department

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The auto, according to Richichi, was extremely close to the curb, making it impossible for firefighters to reach the hydrant without breaking the windows. Firefighters then broke out the car's back windows and ran the hose line through it, police said. "The owner of that vehicle is totally hosed". Both rear windows of the Nissan sedan were broken out, and the fire hose threaded through the auto in order to reach the hydrant. Read More »

Ivanka Explains Why Americans Don't Want the Green New Deal

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Ivanka Trump absolutely got everyone's attention Monday when she stepped out in a bright red blazer jacket and trousers combo at the White House, during a meeting with the nation's governors. President Donald Trump and U.S. Governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 25, 2019. "I think fundamentally, if you ask yourself the question 'are we better off today than we were yesterday?" 'So, as an American, families sitting down and thinking about their financial situation ... Read More »

Best Beaches in America

Panama City Beach is definitely heaven on earth. Another year, another top-10 ranking for Siesta Beach. Unsurprisingly, 40 percent of the beaches on the list are in Florida and almost 30 percent are in Hawaii. Baia do Sancho outranked 352 beaches for the top spot and is described by TripAdvisor members as magical, extraordinary and "paradisiac". Check out the full list here. Read More »

Jon Stewart urges media not to ignore 9/11 victims

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Comedian Jon Stewart is bringing a serious message to Congress, this time: Extend the compensation program for survivors of and responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks. About 19,000 claims are pending. Last year, the fund said that since it began accepting claims in 2011 , some 3,194 Staten Islanders have submitted claims to the VCF and the fund has awarded 1,706 claims to Island residents. Read More »