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Who is the Madison man on this season of ABC's The Bachelorette?

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His favorite singers/performers are Elvis Presley, Britney Spears and Flo Rida. ABC's "The Bachelorette " premieres Monday, May 22 (9 p.m. EST). "I was like, 'You've got to let go.'" In the video, ABC7's Entertainment Guru George Pennacchio talks to Harrison about what we can expect for season 13 of " The Bachelorette ". Read More »

US embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

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Embassy to be moved there by May 31, 1999". "The president is seeking to examine ways of renewing the peace process with the Palestinians". Is the risk worth the reward? Kushner also manages the administration relationship with Saudi Arabia and the Arab world. Read More »

Hamas sentences 3 to death for killing of senior commander

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After a trial that lasted four days, three people were sentenced to execution, the military court stated. According to Xinhua reporter who attended the court session, two defendants, Ashraf Abu Leila and Hisham Aloul were sentenced to death by hanging, Abdullah Nashar, another defendant, was sentenced to death by shooting. Read More »

Trump aims to unite against terrorism in speech before Muslim leaders

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This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. "This is a battle between good and evil". He told t he leaders of Muslim-majority countries in Riyadh: "Every nation has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no quarter on their soil". Read More »

Cavaliers steamroll Celtics to take 2-0 lead

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LeBron James is playing out of his mind - he's now scored at least 30 points in eight straight playoff games - but he's getting plenty of help from his teammates, too. The Cavs have simply been better across the board and I don't see the Celtics troubling them on the road, especially if Thomas isn't able to play. We played all the way through for 48 minutes... Read More »

Moon sets out to mend ties with China

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Moon has made it known he is no fan of THAAD, which was hurriedly deployed just before his election. During his campaign, many conservatives anxious that Moon's election would cause problems with Washington, Seoul's most important ally, because of his engagement policy on North Korea would clash with Trump's push to maximize pressures on the country. Read More »

Donald Trump signs $110bn arms deal hours after landing in Saudi Arabia

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Executives from dozens of top USA companies as well as leaders and representatives from 54 Arab and Muslim countries will be present during his two-day stay in the kingdom, a close U.S. White House officials have said they consider Trump's visit, and his keynote address, a counterweight to President Barack Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. Read More »

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Meanwhile, Israel and Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, have fought three wars since 2008. "And the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands prepared to work with the United States in order to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians and Israelis and Arabs". Read More »

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

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There is no longer any reason to continue with the investigation". "Mr Turnbull should talk to [Theresa] May about safe passage out [of the UK]", Barns said. Assange, wearing a dark brown leather jacket, held his clenched fist in the air after stepping onto the small balcony below a flapping Ecuadorian flag before saying the Swedish decision was "an important victory". Read More »

Polls show UK's Conservatives losing ground as policies set out

The report also says Corbyn shared a platform with an IRA killer and, according to John McDonnell , used to "pin people against the wall" in the House of Commons to lobby them on behalf of Ireland. "The whole discussion and the whole debate is unravelling from the Tory point of view, because people are saying 'Hang on, why are so many young people in such stress?" The latest Survation poll puts the Conservatives at 46% and Labour at 34% - a 12 point difference that has closed by five points ... Read More »

Liverpool, Man City secure CL spots, Chelsea lift trophy

He said: "I've enjoyed it in some ways". Aitor Karanka made them tough to beat during the opening months, but his side lacked ideas in attack, which has ultimately cost them. The Gunners won on the final day of the Premier League season, but they also needed Liverpool to lose to move into the top four and the Reds took care of business. Read More »

Detention of American Christian in North Korea 'concerning' - White House

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Classmates from the United States told CNN that Kim Hak Song is an ethnic Korean who was born in China and emigrated to the United States in the 1990s. On January 2, 2016, as he was departing through Pyongyang's airport, he was detained. He was then sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for "crimes against the state". Read More »

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on North Korea missile test

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North Korea last weekend launched a midrange missile that landed in the Sea of Japan after being launched from western North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with South Korea's presidential envoy Hong Seok-hyun, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Advisor H.R. Read More »

Senior White House Aide 'Person of Interest' in Russia Probe

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The Times reported Mr Trump noted the Russia investigation as he told Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak of his decision to fire Mr Comey. Mr Comey will certainly be asked about encounters that precipitated his firing, including a January dinner in which, Mr Comey has told associates, Mr Trump asked for his loyalty. Read More »

Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

Officials are also considering a lesser announcement outlining a U.S. vision for the future of Jerusalem as Israel's capital without taking any immediate action, created to help Trump save face on his campaign pledge. In a subsequent TV interview , he said the move would happen "fairly quickly". Binyamin Netanyahu insisted on Monday that he had asked President Donald Trump to move the U.S. Read More »

Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized parts of his master's thesis

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Seven workers at the county jail he oversees are at the center of a criminal investigation into the dehydration death previous year of an inmate who prosecutors say was deprived of water as punishment. Bush's book, "Decision Points". The thesis had been removed from the school's website; however it is still available via online databases. The Washington Examiner reported that Clarke stated in a tweet, before CNN's report even came out, that the author of the report, Andrew ... Read More »

Impeachment talk brews in D.C. as Democrats urge caution

Former presidential advisor David Gergen - who served Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon - has claimed that "we're in impeachment territory". However, the former secretary admitted that impeaching Trump was a question of when, given that the now Congress is dominated by Republicans. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe moves into White House

Mr Trump's arrival in Saudi Arabia came as Yemen's armed Houthi movement said it had fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital Riyadh. The new headlines were a fresh indication that Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe moves into White House

Mr Trump's arrival in Saudi Arabia came as Yemen's armed Houthi movement said it had fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital Riyadh. The new headlines were a fresh indication that Trump would not be able to change the subject from what appears to be an intensifying investigation reaching toward the president and his inner circle. Read More »

Trump holds talks with Gulf leaders

The last time a USA first lady visited this Middle Eastern kingdom, she was criticized for appearing in public without a headscarf. In his address, Trump said that he was overwhelmed by the graciousness of his hosts, adding that words can not do justice to the "grandeur" of the remarkable place, Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Hassan Rouhani re-elected as Iranian president for second term

Russia, which fights alongside Iran in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was among the first to congratulate Rouhani. Following his re-election, President Hassan Rouhani said Iranians have chosen the "path of engagement with the world" and rejected extremism. Read More »

USA coalition air strike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria

The official said that the aerial "aggression" near the border with Jordan killed several soldiers and caused material damage. The strike was the first such close confrontation between USA forces and fighters backing President Bashar Assad and the development is likely to increase tensions in the war-torn country. Read More »

Here's everything you need to know about Labour's tax plans

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Labour officially released its manifesto yesterday after a draft versionwas leaked to the press last week. The West Midlands is described as an important election battleground because of the high number of marginal seats where Conservatives and Labour Party candidates both have a chance of winning, in places like Warwickshire, Dudley and Birmingham. Read More »

Former FBI chief James Comey to testify in Russian probe

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Comey is expected to speak before the committee after May 29 - the end of Congress's Memorial Day break. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it", wrote Warner in a statement . The Times also reported that Trump asked Comey for "loyalty" before firing him, and that Comey refused. Though the story has evolved over the last few days, Mr. Read More »

$110bn arms deal to counter Iran's evil influence: Tillerson

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The official described the agreements as "a significant expansion of the over seven-decade-long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". Investors in the United States enjoy a positive image and have a positive impact. Emboldened President Hassan Rouhani said in his victory speech on Saturday that the message of the election that saw him winning most of the votes is choosing "peace and friendship" with the world over "violence and extremism". Read More »

Iran Re-elects The Man Who Helped Implement The Nuclear Deal

As Rouhani appeared close to victory, some female drivers held out the V for victory sign and flashed their auto lights on highways in Tehran's affluent north. Rouhani also stated that the Iranian people had chosen their future path after understudying different views, stressing that everybody must respect people's demand and decision. Read More »

ELECTION: 43 Liberals to rule as minority vs NDP's 41, three Greens

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Neither the NDP nor the BC Liberals can yet confidently claim victory with the two parties near deadlocked in the seat count and a minority government now expected. "I think, in general, the high-profile policies in the Green platform are closer to the NDP but it's not clear that the leaders are so close, nor necessarily that their voters are", she said, noting that the popular narrative that the greens split the vote isn't supported by the results. Read More »

First lady Melania Trump forgoes head scarf in Saudi Arabia

Billboards featuring images of Trump and the king dotted the highways of the capital Riyadh. Trump and his wife, who dressed conservatively in black but did not cover her hair as Saudi women are required to do, walked side-by-side to the tarmac where they both shook hands with the 81-year-old king. Read More »

'Hero's welcome' for missile developers in North Korea

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I will do everything I can to establish peace on the Korean peninsula. Rather than go for distance, the launch mimicked some conditions that would be involved in firing an ICBM, such as controlling for re-entry and maintaining missile stability. Read More »

Labour at new high after manifesto boost

As well as the proposal to means-test the winter fuel allowance and end the triple lock which guarantees the state pension rises by at least 2.5%, the manifesto contained plans for a radical shake-up of social care funding which could see more elderly people paying to be looked after in their own home. Read More »

South Korea wants to reopen communication with North Korea

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Pyongyang has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and the North's threats are expected to be high on the agenda when Moon meets US President Donald Trump in June. Read More »