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Sandy Hook victim's father apparently took his own life

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When police arrived on the scene around 7 a.m., Monday, March 25, they found Jeremy Richman , 49, of Newtown, deceased. No other details surrounding Richman's death were available. The announcement comes just a day after police in Florida said a second student who survived the 2018 Parkland shooting died of an apparent suicide. Read More »

Krispy Kreme owners admit family history of Nazi ties

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JAB Holdings is a privately-held conglomerate that has investments in a wide portfolio of global companies, among them Peet's Coffee, Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper-Snapple. Reimann Sr. died in 1954. The historian's research is still underway and is expected to conclude next year. The company has not provided compensation to any of the forced laborers, "but we have since talked about what we can do now", Harf said. Read More »

Pentagon chief says $1 billion of funding shifted to border wall

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Shanahan said late on Monday in a memo to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the Department of Defense had the authority to support counter-narcotics activities near worldwide boundaries. "We strongly object to both the substance of the funding transfer, and to the Department implementing the transfer without seeking the approval of the congressional defense committees and in violation of provisions in the defense appropriation itself", the senators wrote, according to CNN . Read More »

Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist

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Democratic lawmakers were likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on Trump's right to keep communications with his advisers private, legal and political experts said. We should call this what it is: it's witch hunt 2.0. "Attorney General Barr, who auditioned for his role with a memo saying that it was nearly impossible for any president to commit obstruction, made a decision in under 48 hours", Nadler told lawmakers during a press conference in NY on Sunday evening, referring ... Read More »

Maduro declares arresting Colombian paramilitary leader

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Rodriguez played recordings he said were from WhatsApp conversations between Marrero and Guaido in which he said they discussed using Venezuelan funds blocked by U.S. The Lima Group, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Peru, issued a statement "calling for Nicolas Maduro's illegitimate and dictatorial regime to immediately release Mr. Read More »

Jacinda Ardern Opens Up About The Christchurch Attacks On 'The Project'

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The building lit up with an image of Ardern hugging a New Zealander in the aftermath of the attack, alongside the message "peace". "One question we need to answer is whether or not we could or should have known more", Ardern said. On Thursday, less than a week after the attack, the government announced it was rushing through new laws to ban "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used by the gunman. Read More »

Five things we've learned about the Mueller report

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Special Counsel Robert Muller gave the report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday. Barr's letter was summary of what he called the "principal conclusions" of Mueller's high-anticipated report on his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the 2016 election and whether the president obstructed justice, among other things. Read More »

Pompeo: 'Possible' God Sent Trump to Be Savior of Israel

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Mike Pompeo arrived in Lebanon on Friday amid strong regional condemnation of President Donald Trump's declaration that it's time the US recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights . The U.S. will be the first country to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, which the rest of the global community regards as disputed territory occupied by Israel whose status should be determined by negotiations between Israel and Syria. Read More »

At AIPAC, Pence continues Trump attacks against Democrats

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Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, said he welcomes policy debate but that it was "deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens due to their political views, including the U.S. Read More »

European Union completes preparations for possible 'no-deal' scenario with Brexit

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The march route was so crammed that the protest often crawled to a halt as it passed through the city center, with many people filtering onto side streets. The EU has been preparing for the possibility of a "hard" Brexit from December 2017. Protesters argue the circumstances have changed since then and the current political deadlock proves the need to allow the public to have a second vote. Read More »

Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead

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Police said they "will not disclose the method or any other details of the death", other than it does not appear to be suspicious. Richman was the founder of the Avielle Foundation , which was named after his daughter Avielle who died in the Sandy Hook shooting in December, 2012. Read More »

Pilot flies plane into clubhouse in Botswana

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On Sunday, the Matsieng Flying Club issued a statement on the pilot's death. Miraculously, no-one apart from Charl Viljoen lost their life. "It is rumoured that the pilot was involved in a domestic dispute earlier in the afternoon", it said in a statement . Read More »

US to host Chinese trade delegation starting April 3

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In a related development, Mr Clete Willems, a top trade official in the White House who has been a key figure in negotiations with China , is leaving his post for family reasons, he said on Friday. President Trump has also made comments saying he is pleased with positive direction U.S. China accuses the USA of launching the largest trade war in economic history and is unlikely to embrace broader structural changes, which are seen by some as a way to contain its rise. Read More »

Lawyer Michael Avenatti charged

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He also demanded the company pay $1.5 million to an unnamed client he said he was representing, CNN said. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced separate charges of wire fraud and bank fraud against Avenatti on Monday. In fact, the complaint alleges, Avenatti never filed returns for those years, and owed the IRS $850,000 from prior years. The arrest announced Monday marked a precipitous fall, even by today's whirlwind standards. Read More »

Yellow vest demonstrators gather in Paris for 19th round of protests

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Last week's surge in violence came as support for the 4-month-old anti-government yellow vest movement has been dwindling, mostly as a reaction to the riots by some protesters. Paris police Chief Didier Lallement said law enforcement took a more "proactive" approach to this weekend's protests to avoid the violence of the previous week. Read More »

Venezuela says Russian planes land for military cooperation

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Russian Federation and Venezuela are strengthening their diplomatic and military ties as the US ramps up rhetoric and sanctions and masses troops on the Venezuelan border with Colombia. Russian armed forces reportedly deployed to Venezuela over the weekend as the regime of President Nicolas Maduro continues to face intense pressure from a U.S.-backed political opposition. Read More »

Kenyan who gave earnings to poor wins $1m teacher prize

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Our journalist, Jerry Bambi, who hosts the Morning Call, attended the live red carpet gala event in Dubai where all ten finalists for the prize were invited and the victor announced. "You give me faith that Africa's best days are ahead of us and your story will light the way for future generations", he said . The Dubai-based Varkey Foundation has been handing out the prize for the past five years. Read More »

Boeing plans 737 Max briefings in wake of fatal crashes

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Investigators in that case have honed in on the MCAS automated anti-stalling system created to point the nose of the 737 MAX 8 downward if it is in danger of stalling, or losing lift. It is expected to build enhanced warning devices as standard into every plane. Ethiopian Airlines is widely seen as Africa's best-managed airline. The meeting is a sign that Boeing's planned software patch is nearing completion, though it will still need regulatory approval. Read More »

Italy joins China's Silk Road project: Europe Union, Nato and G7 rattled

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Xi is set to arrive in France on Sunday following an official visit to Italy. Matteo Salvini, Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, who heads Italy's right-wing party League, was notably absent from both the state dinner with Xi at the Quirinal Palace on March 22, and the signing ceremony a day later. Read More »

Romania Announces Embassy Move to Jerusalem at 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference

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Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez delivered their announcements at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington. "I know that, that's for sure", he said. The United Nations has urged its member states to refrain from moving diplomatic missions to Jerusalem until the city's legal status is settled. Read More »

Tate galleries won’t accept donations from Sackler family

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One of the biggest philanthropic donors in the United Kingdom, the Sackler Trust has previously supported a range of cultural institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and the National Gallery. "These baseless allegations place blame where it does not belong for a complex public health crisis, and we deny them, " the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler families said in a statement. Read More »

Britain must resolve Brexit but changing PM May wouldn't help, Hammond says

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May met with senior party officials and pro-Brexit lawmakers who oppose her deal at her Chequers country retreat after inviting them to discuss a way forward. The same period is [ 2.38] favourite in the Brexit Date market , although the odds are shortening on no Brexit before 2022 [3 .85], as the campaign to revoke Article 50 continues to gain momentum. Read More »

No, Mueller’s report is not a ‘total exoneration’ for Trump

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In a letter to lawmakers on Sunday, Attorney General William Barr summarized Mueller's report and his investigation into accusations Mr. Trump obstructed justice. Barr did not waste time announcing his own view. Critics have charged that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who signed off on the FISA application renewals, should not have approved them without more reliable intelligence. Read More »

Israel says Trump to recognise Golan as its territory on Monday

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wave after Trump's address at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem May 23, 2017. It was the first interview that the prime minister had given to an Israeli news outlet in more than three years. Netanyahu praises about the decision of the relocation of the U.S. Read More »

Defense expert says cop went by the book in Antwon Rose's shooting

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The fundraiser page appears to have been started by Rosfeld's wife, Michelle. She and Rosfeld were hustled out of the courtroom by deputies. Thomassey told reporters after the verdict that Rosfeld is "a good man, he is". Rosfeld said he initially pulled over the gold Chevy Cruze because it matched the description of a auto involved in a drive-by shooting 20 minutes earlier. Read More »

Trump declares 'total exoneration' after Mueller report finds no collusion

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It was a moment of triumph for Trump, who has always been targeted over the matter. Mueller wrapped up his investigation on Friday with no new indictments, bringing to a close a probe that has shadowed Trump for almost two years. It was a disgrace that he and the country had to suffer through the investigation, an investigation that Trump believes had only one goal from the beginning: to finish him. Read More »

Israel says Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel

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And on Saturday, the Israeli army launched two separate air strikes against groups of Palestinians in Gaza who had allegedly flown balloons rigged with explosives into Israel. There was no immediate claim of responsibility to Monday's incident. The outburst comes at a sensitive time for both sides. Israel could go to war with Gaza during the election period, if necessary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told local media on Sunday. Read More »

Chinese President Xi stops in Nice en route to Monaco

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Washington and some European Union states fear the Silk Road-styled project will give China too much sway. Addressing a press conference, Italian president Sergio Mattarella said, "Italy and China were at the two ends of the ancient Silk Road which had been a bond closely linking the two countries". Read More »

US disaster relief agency exposed private data of 2.3m survivors

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The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General said Friday that the information of 2.3 million survivors was released when working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing to those affected by disasters. The extra personal info handed over to the contractor is said to have included 20 data fields including things like bank transit and electronic funds routing numbers. Read More »

Over 130 dead, village 'devastated' after apparent ethnic attack in Mali

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Last year, hundreds of people died in clashes between Dogon hunters and members of the Fulani ethnic group. "We condemn in the strongest terms this unspeakable attack", said François Delattre, France's UN Ambassador speaking as President of the Security Council at a press conference Saturday evening in the Malian capital, Bamako . Read More »

Mueller report does not have proof of Trump crimes

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Mr Barr wrote: "The special counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russian Federation in its efforts to influence the 2016 USA presidential election". Mueller submitted his report to Barr instead of directly to Congress and the public because, unlike independent counsels such as Ken Starr in the case of President Bill Clinton, his investigation operated under the close supervision of the Justice Department, ... Read More »