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Judge Rejects Palin's Lawsuit Against New York Times

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The New York Times editorial made an unproven connection, but they responsibly corrected their error promptly. "Negligence this may be; but defamation of a public figure it plainly is not", the judge wrote in dismissing Palin's defamation case with prejudice, which bars her from refiling the case in his court. Read More »

Spicer Finally Get an Audience With the Pope

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Pope Francis charged an global group of Catholic politicians on Sunday to support laws that protect the "defenseless and the marginalized" in society, including unborn babies. New York Times White House correspondent called Spicer's exclusion "needlessly harsh". Photographs published by the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, showed Spicer speaking with Francis. Read More »

Can not bring Afghan war into Pakistan, Pak army chief says

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While announcing his long-awaited policy last week, Trump accused Pakistan of housing "agents of chaos" and "the very terrorists" the US military has been battling in Afghanistan . Janjua underlined the need for close cooperation and coordination between Pakistan and China to promote "the shared objective of peace and stability in the region" while recalling the "productive deliberations" between the two sides during her recent visit to Beijing. Read More »

Euston station evacuated after electrical fault causes explosion

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Many people in the station at the time reported "panic" as people feared the threat of another terror atrocity in a city that has suffered attacks on Westminster Bridge and Borough Market in the last few months. It said the station should open shortly but there may be delays after officers with search dogs checked that the area was safe. Bystanders claimed to have seen smoke coming from an item of luggage on the main station concourse. Read More »

Trump En Route To Texas As Relief Effort Continues

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The trip will conclude with a briefing there from state leaders. He also said Monday, during a news conference with the Finnish president, that he's "spoken to Congress " and said he believes funding for relief efforts will be approved "very quickly". Read More »

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Shares Sold by Greylin Investment Mangement Inc

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Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) knifed -0.21 percent lower and now trades for $23.72. About 28.27M shares traded. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC ) recently traded as high as $23.9. Its up 0.80, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 14 investors sold Extended Stay America Inc shares while 34 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 169 raised stakes. Read More »

Mexico Will Pay For Wall, Trump Insists

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Continuing on, Trump doubled down in attacking NAFTA, saying that it was "one of the worst trade deals ever signed at any time" and that he understood why Mexico was being "difficult", as they've "had it their way". "They've had it their way", Trump said on Monday. At a rally in Phoenix last Tuesday, President Trump reaffirmed his pledge to build a wall on the U.S. Read More »

Fitch Downgrades Qatar Rating To 'AA-'

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Fitch lowered the energy-rich Persian Gulf nation's long-term issuer rating by one notch, to AA- from AA, noting that the negotiating positions between Qatar and its adversaries "remain far apart" as global efforts to resolve the diplomatic standoff make little progress. Read More »

Coast Guard Searching For 2 Missing Fishermen On Lake Erie

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The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 40-year-old man Sunday after his boat capsized near Leesylvania State Park. According to a release from West Haven police, the West Haven Fire Department and New Haven and Milford police departments assisted Sunday in the search for Murphy, whose hometown was not given. Read More »

Cavaliers Cancel $140M Renovation Of Quicken Loans Arena

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Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert reportedly canceled a planned $140 million renovation created to improve Quicken Loans Arena . The groups have opposed the plan from the beginning, believing that the money should go into renovating inner-city neighborhoods. Read More »

William, Harry Recall How The Royal Family Supported Them During Diana's Death

According to Darren McGrady , Diana's former head chef, the beloved royal ordered a cake made to resemble a pair of breasts for Prince William's 13th birthday. They were often photographed together on nights out. Speeding away from the hotel , where Paul reportedly told waiting media they wouldn't be able to catch the auto, the vehicle entered a nearby tunnel at double the speed limit. Read More »

Tillerson may eliminate, downgrade over 30 special envoy

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Tillerson's letter responded to legislation passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July that took aim at the proliferation of special envoys by forcing Tillerson to tell Congress which positions he wanted to keep, and to secure Senate confirmation for all envoys in the future. Read More »

Trump Says He's Willing to Shut the Government to Get His Wall

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Six in 10 people in a recent CBS News poll opposed building the wall; 85% said that the U.S. - and not Mexico as Trump has promised - would ultimately pay for it. "I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval". In a Tuesday press released titled "Trump's Empty Promises On Border Wall", the DNC wrote: "Trump has failed to deliver on his signature promise to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it. Read More »

Heavy rains from Harvey expected across southeast Louisiana

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Seven people were confirmed dead in Texas amid the "epic and catastrophic" flooding left behind in the southeast part of the state from Hurricane Harvey . "I mean, you have first responders who have risked life and limb to rescue families that were stranded after Hurricane Harvey made landfall ". Harvey is drifting over the Gulf of Mexico, but is expected to turn back onto land Wednesday morning, probably in southwestern Louisiana . Read More »

Hurricane Harvey: Nine died as the catastrophic deluge continues

Harvey inflicted catastrophic damage this past weekend, decimating the Texas coast as a Category 4 Hurricane, dumping feet of rain and bringing massive floods. The president, with first lady Melania Trump , departed early Tuesday morning for Corpus Christi, where they'll receive a briefing on relief efforts by local leaders and relief organizations, the White House announced late Monday. Read More »

Houston Police officer drowns in flood waters from Hurricane Harvey

William "Brock" Long, FEMA administrator, told a news conference in Washington Monday that "we need citizens to be involved", because the storm and resulting flooding is greater than the government can handle. Parts of Texas are bracing for 25 more inches of water this week. But during a 17-hour period following Harvey's landfall, more than 56,000 911 calls were received. Read More »

Donald Trump heading for Texas disaster zone

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The category four storm was weakened to a tropical storm by Saturday afternoon, but that didn't lessen the devastation to impacted towns throughout Texas . In recent days, the storm's intensity has diminished and it has been downgraded to a tropical storm, although it has brought " catastrophic flooding " to Houston and other locations, where rescue teams are using dozens of helicopters and boats to assist people who have been trapped by the floodwaters. Read More »

Pets impacted by Hurricane Harvey likely headed to Cleveland APL

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The rest of them were immediately adoptable and some were placed in PetSmart adoption partnerships by Saturday. Others made the risky journey through floodwaters to rescue animals on their own. This volume of water has nowhere to go but up, and it's flooding homes and trapping people and their pets. "The lady caring for them said she will gladly take care of them until it's safe for us to go get them!" "We knew if we could lighten their load, they can do more to help animals and people ... Read More »

Trump Confuses Two Blond Finnish Reporters During Press Conference

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QUESTION :. the southern border wall, is your plan still to have Mexico pay for the wall? Trump said the administration has already begun talking to lawmakers about what promises to be a costly recovery effort. "We want to take care of the people of Texas and Louisiana when that happens - we'll see what happens with the flow, the flow seems to be heading towards Louisiana right now, as we speak - we'll be there for the people of Louisiana also". Read More »

Residents south of Houston urged to 'GET OUT NOW!!' after levee breach

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Columbia Lakes is a neighborhood located in the southern portion of Brazoria County, where it is surrounded by the towns of Angleton, Lake Jackson and Brazoria. So we can assume the stark message above was intended for people who did not leave in the face of the warning. About 4,000 people live in the area that's in danger of being flooded by even more water. Read More »

China's anti-dumping probes against U.S. products legal: MOC

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Last week, Washington began an official investigation into whether Beijing is making USA companies transfer American intellectual property, technology, and innovation to China. "The US investigation of China based on domestic laws sabotages the existing worldwide trading system", Feng added. President Donald Trump asked Lighthizer earlier this month to consider such a move. Read More »

Rain Returns This Week

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Depending on the track of Harvey , rain chances will vary in the Big Country. Friday . Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms possible. The pattern ahead this week looks partly cloudy and mild. That said, the storm has moved only very slowly over the past several days. We will definitely keep our eye on this through this week and keep you updated on the potential impacts. Read More »

Mamata Banerjee government refuses to discuss Gorkhaland at all-party meeting

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Tourism Minister of the state, Goutam Deb, was also present there. Major political parties in the hills including the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha attended the meeting. But we never made such recommendation earlier and we will not be able to make any such". We want peace and normalcy in the hills. They also appealed to the CM for continuing with necessary dialogues where all related issues can be discussed till a consensus to an amicable and plausible permanent solution is reached. Read More »

Fighting Islamist terrorism 1st priority French foreign policy: Macron

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Speaking in front of 200 ambassadors in Paris , he reiterated comments made on the campaign trail by arguing that Europe "needed to leave behind the logic" that it advanced all together or not at all. Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic's compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the USA, have failed to live up to their undertakings. Read More »

Maharashtra SSC Supplementary Results 2017 announced at mahresult

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The SSC supplementary results can also be downloaded from mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in and sscresult.mkcl.org. As per the SSC results, 88.74% students were passed in SSC examinations; in which 91.46% of girls and 86.51% of boys were passed in the 10 class academic examinations in the state of Maharashtra. Read More »

Keeping up with the Kims: North Korea's elusive first family

Their other children are believed to have been born in 2010 and 2013 but it is not known if Kim Jong-un has a male heir to succeed him yet because the genders of the couple's first and third child are still unclear. Saying that he had held Kim's daughter in his arms, Rodman described the North Korean leader as "a good dad" who has "a good family". It wasn't until the following year that South Korean intelligence confirmed they had been married since 2009 , according to lawmakers briefed on ... Read More »

Kenya bans plastic bags in bid to fight pollution

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Rwanda, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Malawi are among other African countries that have adopted or announced such bans . Environment Minister Judy Wakhungu said plastic bags were a toxic menace for Kenya that needed to be removed from the environment. This is the third time in a decade that Kenya has tried to impose a plastic bag ban but they are such a visible blight that the ban has widespread support despite the disruption. Read More »

North Korean Missile Tests Rattle Asian Markets

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South Korea's military didn't immediately confirm whether the North Korean missile was sacked from Pyongyang's airport. Hitoshi Asaoka, strategist with Asset Management One, said the missile launch "could reignite concern over a possible military clash between the U.S. Read More »

Israel's defense minister in crosshairs over stalled Hamas prisoner deal

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If Hamas is interested in a deal on the scale of the Shalit exchange, and Israel is adamant in its rejection of such a deal, there is indeed nothing further the negotiator can do. "We are ready to hold negotiations immediately through a third party in order to discuss a prisoner exchange if Israel releases the prisoners from the Shalit deal that were arrested again", Sinwar said Monday. Read More »

Mueller team asking if Trump tried to hide goal of 2016 meeting

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Though Trump Jr. eventually acknowledged that the meeting was pitched as an opportunity to gain damaging information on his father's opponent, his initial statement claimed that the meeting was largely about Russian adoption. News reports tonight that prosecutors are asking questions about "what Trump knew about the meeting" when it happened past year, and whether he tried to hide the actual pretense. Read More »

Government Response Overwhelmed by Texas Flooding: FEMA Chief

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Engineers were forced to start the process earlier than previously announced because water levels in the reservoirs had "increased dramatically in the last few hours", officials said early Monday, adding that the release would likely cause additional street flooding that could potentially spill into homes. Read More »

Netanyahu: Iran Building Missile Sites In Syria

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Iran is "building sites to produce precision-guided missiles towards that end in both Syria and in Lebanon ". The visit comes at a time of Israel-U.N. Guterres also said: "To express that the right of existence of the state of Israel doesn't exist or the wish to destroy the state of Israel is an unacceptable form of modern anti-Semitism ". Read More »

Rampal, another godman, acquitted of two charges, though murder charges remain

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So-called "Godman" Rampal, whose arrest for murder caused a tense two-week standoff between his followers and the police three years ago, will be in a court in Haryana's Hisar today for a decision on whether he is guilty. Rampal's followers immediately took to Twitter welcoming the court verdict. Dass calls himself a reincarnation of poet-saint Kabir. By the 2000s, he established several other ashrams, and charmed a number of followers in Haryana. Read More »

New road projects only after all due clearances: Gadkari

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Prime Minister also laid emphasis to bring transformation in transportation in India. Hitting out at the previous government for the delay in completion of the Rs 277.67-crore project, Modi said, "The bridge in Kota could not be completed in 11 years". Read More »