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USA pregnant teen slain, baby cut from womb

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The nine-months-pregnant teen went to Figueroa's home expecting to gather some baby clothes and other donated items, police said . Authorities were to release the names of those arrested later Thursday. Her body was found on May 14th in a bin on a property, following interviews and DNA evidence. Charges are expected to be filed Thursday afternoon. "Instead, they're mourning the loss of the mother and possibly that young child", Johnson said. Read More »

Alabama doctor vows to keep providing abortions when ban goes into effect

The rule keeps abortion care out of reach for many low-income and marginalized women who rely on Medicaid and the Indian Health Service for their healthcare. A new law should go farther to prohibit states from "interfering in the ability of a patient to access medical care, including abortion services, from a provider that offers them". Read More »

China warns USA against trade 'harm' over Huawei ban

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President Trump's executive order did not go as far as to name any companies or countries specifically but it will likely do the opposite of improving relations between the United States and China . Dearlove, who spent 38 years in British intelligence, said it was deeply worrying that the British government "appears to have made a decision to place the development of some its most sensitive critical infrastructure" in the hands of a Chinese company. Read More »

Putin Describes Mueller Probe As 'Exotic' And 'Very Objective'

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Of course special counsel Robert Mueller did find that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election in support of President Trump. The Russian president said that Mueller's report "confirmed" there were "no traces whatsoever of collusion" between Russia and the Trump campaign. Read More »

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run

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De Blasio said Trump's firm would be hit with seven-figure penalties if it doesn't retrofit eight of its buildings in New York City by 2030. Speaking at a podium steps from the spot where Trump announced his own run in 2015, the Democrat said he had come to warn the president that Trump Organization buildings could face a combined $2.1 million in annual fines by 2030 if they don't comply with a new law requiring skyscraper owners to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read More »

USA suspends all commercial flights to Venezuela, citing unrest

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approved the suspension and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao implemented it. Many worldwide flights to Venezuela have already stopped service to the country due to the safety concerns and disputes with the country's embattled leader Nicolas Maduro. Read More »

Cal Fire: Camp Fire Caused by PG&E Electrical Transmission Lines

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More than 7,571 wildfires in California burned more than 1.8 million acres in 2018, according to the agency. He said ahead of the 2019 fire season the company is visually inspecting tens of thousands of miles of equipment in high-fire danger areas and clearing vegetation in those areas. Read More »

Laptops, Smartphones Among Next to Be Hit by Trump Tariffs

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Strength is the only way to win with China ". Trump appeared to downplay the scope of the trade war , which could lead to tariffs this summer on all trade between the world's two largest economies, raising costs and disrupting supply chains across the globe. Read More »

Kremlin Says Concerned over Escalating Iran Tensions despite Pompeo Claims

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Huthi rebels "are launching missiles into areas where there are Russians and Americans travelling". Pompeo - who like most of the United States political class, with the major exception of President Donald Trump, has been outspoken in his criticism of Putin - said that the two countries found areas on which to cooperate, and voiced optimism in breaking a deadlock on Syria. Read More »

B.C. couple identified as victims of Alaska plane crash

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Officials said the crash happened at George Inlet near the city of Ketchikan, and involved two small float planes. The Voyage of the Glaciers cruise was on a seven-day trip that departed Vancouver on May 11 and is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on May 18, the company said. Read More »

San Francisco moves to ban use of facial recognition technology

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Another vote is set to take place within the week, but it is "seen as a formality", according to TheNYT. No federal laws govern the use of facial recognition nationwide, and more than 50 state or local police agencies across the country have at some point used facial-recognition systems in attempts to identify criminal suspects or verify identities. Read More »

Colorado School Cleared Student Violence Concerns Months Before Shooting

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One of the students tells Fox31 the timing was coincidental. The source says investigators are trying to determine whether one of the eight students wounded in the attack at Highlands Ranch STEM School was hit by the guard's bullet. A high school senior who helped tackle and disarm a gunman during a school shooting in Colorado on Tuesday plans to become a U.S. Marine. "He would say so-and-so doesn't like me", Beatty said, but didn't talk about anything beyond that. Read More »

Yikes, WhatsApp exploit allowed spyware to be installed with a phone call

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NSO said its technology was licensed to government agencies "for the sole goal of fighting crime and terror", adding that those agencies determine how the technology is used without any involvement from the company. If you received a unusual phone call on your WhatsApp in recent weeks, you may have been the victim of a cyber crime - even if you didn't answer the call. Read More »

Baytown officer fatally shoots woman after struggle over Taser

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Turner, who is lying on the ground outside the apartments in Baytown, yells "I'm pregnant". Moments later, something flashes as she reaches her arm out toward the officer. Turner's niece told the station the woman had mental health issues and had had prior run-ins with Baytown police. Meanwhile, a video of the shooting posted on Snapchat shows the woman screaming to the officer that she was being harassed and that she was also pregnant. Read More »

Donald Trump's lonely dream of Viktor Orban-like power

Former US President Barack Obama did not welcome Orban, and similarly his predecessor George W. Bush did not welcome a Hungarian prime minister. "And you look at some of the problems that they have in Europe that are tremendous because they've done it a different way than the Prime Minister". Read More »

MPs To Vote On Theresa May's Brexit Vote AGAIN Next Month

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Peter Bone has said it is "absurd" for the Prime Minister to bring her Withdrawal Agreement Bill back to the Commons for a fourth time. "What she (May) is working to do is to get a deal passed as soon as possible", the spokesman said. Raab was reportedly disgruntled at being sidelined in the negotiations in favor of Olly Robbins - a civil servant who's close to May. In a letter to May she wrote that "It will be no good trying to pretend to [voters] that this deal honors the result of the ... Read More »

IRAN: British Council worker jailed for spying for UK

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Former Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje'i declared in November 2018 that a state employee charged with spying on the Iranian Foreign Ministry was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. Mr Esmaili said such actions "drew the attention of Iran's security and intelligence services", which led to the woman's arrest past year. Iran is already holding British-Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is in jail in Tehran for alleged sedition. Read More »

Pompeo to Lavrov: Trump Administration doesn't recognize Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea

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President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in May 2018. "He (Putin) understands that the U.S.is going to be in the lead, but I think there are places we can work together ". "It's clear such insinuations are absolutely fake", said Lavrov. "It's not about 'moving on.' It's about trying to find solutions, compromises, places where there are overlapping interests", he told reporters. Read More »

Trump still confident of striking deal with China

As well as looking to narrow the trade deficit between the two countries, President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of stealing trade secrets and forcing foreign companies to hand over technology as a price of entry to the Chinese market. Read More »

Sri Lanka clashes kill one; imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked

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In a televised address, Police Chief Chandana Wickramaratne warned that officers would respond to rioters with maximum force. Homes and mosques were also vandalised by large groups of people armed with sticks and weapons. Wickremesinghe said the violence by a handful of people only hampered the ongoing investigations into suicide bomb attacks by local Islamic extremist group National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ). Read More »

Michigan Legislature votes to ban abortion procedure

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Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. The bills would prohibit physicians from performing a dilation and evacuation abortion except to save a woman's life. It's part of a broader anti-abortion strategy to prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the right to abortion. Anti-abortion advocates know any laws they pass are certain to be challenged, and courts this year have blocked a restrictive Kentucky law and another in Iowa passed last year. Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Terrorist acts against the Gulf are targeting global oil supply

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The pumping stations reportedly targeted lie west of the capital Riyadh, at Dawadmi and Afeef. On Tuesday morning, the Houthi group announced the implementation of a major military operation "using drones" against Saudi targets. Riyadh said its two tankers suffered "significant damage " but there was no oil spill. The U.S. has sent forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East in a move that officials said was to counter "clear indications" of threats from ... Read More »

United Nations chief starts New Zealand visit to stress climate change

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Speaking to the media in Auckland alongside New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern , Guterres warned about the dangers of not addressing climate change . "I'm very proud to be here and to start my visit to the Pacific in a country that is doing the right thing and should be followed by all other countries in the world". Read More »

Schiff: Campaigns Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Get Foreign Help

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After President Donald Trump said it would be "appropriate" for him to speak to his attorney general about initiating an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's diplomacy in Ukraine while Biden's son was serving on the board of Ukrainian energy company, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that such a move would not be appropriate and expressed concern that the attorney general - who he said was lacking integrity - "just might do it". Read More »

Canceled Interviews Led to Trump Jr. Subpoena

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The deal came after an aggressive push by the younger Trump's allies, who accused the Intelligence Committee's chairman, Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, of caving to Democrats by issuing a subpoena for the president's son's testimony. Read More »

Barr Orders Connecticut Prosecutor to Investigate Mueller Probe

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that the appointment of federal prosecutor John Durham to examine the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation is sending shockwaves through Washington. Durham, the USA attorney in CT, will look into how the Russian Federation investigation into alleged ties between President Trump's 2016 campaign and the Kremlin originated, according to the New York Times . Read More »

Donald Trump Praises Bill Barr for Investigating Russia 'Hoax' Origin

U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. "I think it's great". It was on actionable intelligence from foreign ambassadors concerned that our democracy was under threat from former interference. Read More »

Pregnant woman shot, killed by Texas officer during struggle over Taser

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Steve Dorris says the officer was patrolling an apartment complex and attempted to arrest the 45-year-old woman, whom the officer had previously dealt with, because he knew she had outstanding warrants. One woman tweeted that the officer Tasered the unarmed woman twice and shot at her five times while she was on the ground. He added, "It's a tragic event for everybody involved". Read More »