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Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel, disarm Hamas

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It's the first comment from the USA following the landmark agreement between the two factions last week. In a new Israeli move to derail efforts to heal rifts in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel's security cabinet announced yesterday that Israel "will not engage in any political negotiations with the Palestinian unity government, if it is established following a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah". Read More »

Twitter praises PM Modi for celebrating Diwali with jawans in Gurez sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath on Friday, for a second time in one season, officials said. "I get new energy", he said in his address to the gathering of the men in uniform. Sitharaman was also presented a joint services Guard of Honour by the troops of Andaman & Nicobar Command. In the evening on Wednesday, Sitharaman attended cultural programme. Read More »

Nets' Jeremy Lin suffers knee injury: 'I'm done man, I'm done'

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Lin drove aggressively and attacked the basket with the Nets trailing 126-116 with 4:53 to play, going up for a layup in traffic against two defenders. Allen Crabbe , also acquired via trade in the summer, could be moving to the starting unit after Lin's injury. "It's tough. You never want to see one of your main guys go down, or anybody in general". Read More »

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif

Nawaz Sharif was indicted in two references pertaining to Avenfield flats and Al-Azizya Steel Mills, while Maryam Nawaz and retired Captain Safdar were indicted in a reference relating to Avenfield flats. The court had exempted Sharif from appearing on October 9, but fixed Oct 13 for his indictment. After her indictment, Maryam said that a mockery should not be made of the system of justice. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj's Diwali Gift To A Pakistani Boy Has Made Everyone Proud

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Swaraj assured medical visa to Irfan Ahmed Shaikh, husband of a Pakistani national Lubna, for his liver surgery in India. "We are giving visa for the bone marrow treatment of your son Mohammed Shayaan Noorwala in India", Swaraj tweeted on Tuesday in response to a request by Madni Noorwala, who said that his son had undergone bone marrow transplant and ne eded urgent follow-up treatment. Read More »

This Powerful Burger King Advert Will Make You Think Twice About Bullying

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The video cuts to hidden cameras inside a Burger King where a unusual experiments is taking place. It shows customers in a Burger King restaurant ignoring a teen being bullied by a group of teens (all actors), who begs them to stop. If that isn't disturbing enough, when those same customers get served Whopper Jr.'s that have been "bullied", or smashed by kitchen staff, they do not hesitate to raise a stink. Read More »

Mother of slain United States soldier slams Trump's 'disrespect'

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Mr Trump took almost two weeks to call the families to express his condolences. You can say, 'I'm so sorry for your loss. "The notion that Trump is some unfeeling soulless jerk isn't remotely the guy I know", the source added. Ms Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump has reached out to every family that has been authorised by the military office. The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger says President Donald Trump , in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ... Read More »

Pill Take Back Day to be hosted in Pigeon Forge

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West Point Police Captain Virginia Rich said liquids, pills and any other medications will be accepted during the take back event. But Nebraska participates in the national event anyway as a reminder to people who may have recently stopped taking medications or who have had a family member die, McVoy said. Read More »

To ensure peace Yogi Adityanath and governor Ram Naik function in Ayodhya

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The chopper took off from the Faizabad airstrip before landing at the helipad near the Ram Katha Park. Another helicopter showered flower petals on Ram, Sita and Lakshman. He is planning to light up around 1 lakh 20 thousand Diyas in Ayodhya . Besides lighting a record number of diyas, the Uttar Pradesh government has also organised a series of programmes to mark Diwali. Read More »

States ask court to compel Obamacare subsidy payments

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After all but killing the ObamaCare exchanges last week by immediately halting the cost-sharing subsidies the federal government pays to help lower-income Americans afford their premiums, President Donald Trump took a victory lap several times, including on Monday, gleefully noting how the health insurance companies' stocks are tanking. Read More »

NZ government finally expected to be named

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His comments come after Peters said last night he was not giving away any hints of which way he will go when he makes his long-awaited announcement this afternoon. "We stress that we have had no indication of what decision New Zealand First will make", a spokeswoman said. If New Zealand First opts for a Labour, the Green Party will also need to sign off its role in the arrangement, as its votes would be needed either as part of the coalition or on the cross benches. Read More »

Wednesday weather: Mostly cloudy and windy, with highs in the mid-60s

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Friday , sunny, with a high near 75. Low: 50. High: 78. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. North northeast wind around 6 miles per hour. East northeast wind 5 to 15 miles per hour becoming south southeast in the afternoon. South winds 5-10 miles per hour. Chance of rain is 60 percent. Night: Becoming mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for precipitation. Tuesday, October 24: High: mid-60s. Read More »

Reynolds, Grassley continue to push Trump, Pruitt on RFS

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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who holds a key position on a Senate committee overseeing nominees to the EPA, said Wednesday she wanted assurances the "spirit" and letter of the RFS would be followed. "It certainly makes a lot of sense, both from the energy security and the benefits to rural America", she said, "as well, of course, as what we do to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions - that we rely and we continue to grow our usage of renewable fuels". Read More »

Nine days later, search continues for Dallas-area girl

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Police expressed concern about the fact that Sherin's father waited to so long to contact them after she vanished. Wesley claimed that he went back to check on Sherin 15 minutes later but she was gone. Child Protective Services took custody of their other daughter, age 4, shortly after Wesley Mathews was arrested. Also read: Where is Sherin Mathews? The secretary at the orphanage where Sherin was adopted from told The Indian Express the child never had a problem drinking her milk and was ... Read More »

President Trump never sent $25000 he promised Gold Star father

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Neither has yet happened, Baldridge told The Post . Yes, this would possibly put the check on a four-month plus delay. Chris Baldridge said that he did get a letter from the White House , but no check. President Trump is under fire for disrespecting military families and making false claims about contacting Gold Star families. When Donald Trump said on Monday he calls the families of soldiers killed in action while his predecessors did not , he guaranteed that some news ... Read More »

Another Emergency Order Sought for Immigrant Minor Denied Abortion Care

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In response to ACLU's suit, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to defend "the federal government's refusal to comply with an unlawfully-present minor alien's request to have an abortion in Texas", according to a Wednesday news release sent out by his office. Read More »

Huckabee Sanders: 'Appalling' How Dem Rep Has Politicized Soldier's Death

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Sanders said Wednesday that there is a protocol created by the White House Military Office for the president to contact the families. A White House official confirmed that Kelly did not receive a call from Obama at the time. Wilson told reporters Tuesday night that Trump told Johnson's widow that "he knew what he signed up for , but I guess it still hurt". Sargent David Johnson was among four servicemen killed in the African nation of Niger earlier this month. Read More »

Annual Great California ShakeOut will be held on Thursday

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In the past 30 days alone, California has been struck by 671 earthquakes, according to Earthquake Track. These once inexplicable phenomena were interpreted by primitive civilisations as the anger of the gods. "The ongoing fires in Northern California, September's earthquakes in Mexico, and recent hurricanes remind us that we're all in this together". An natural disaster of a very large magnitude is also not out of the question for the Bay Area in Northern California, where multiple massive ... Read More »

Michigan judge rescinds order in custody case

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Mirasolo was ordered to pay child support and was granted joint custody and parenting time. Sanilac County Judge Gregory Ross stressed that he was unaware of Christopher Mirasolo's two previous criminal sexual conduct convictions - including one concerning the boy's mother - when he issued the original ruling last month. Read More »

Fla. brewery offers free beer for tossing Richard Spencer tickets

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But, the brewery added, speech that condones or promotes racial supremacy "has no home in America". Many people at UF said they are disgusted about the event and are expected to protest. "And this (is) how we're going to shut him down". The Herald reports that Spencer is aware of the plan, and intends to get around any methods to empty the auditorium. Read More »

Early Morning Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Mt. Wilson

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Chantry Flat and the surrounding recreational cabin area were evacuated and closed to the public Tuesday morning. Angeles National Forest public affairs officer Punky Moore told KPCC Wednesday that the fire is one mile southwest of the observatory, and no homes are now threatened. Read More »

Mnuchin: Tax Failure Would Sink Market

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After explaining the insurmountable difficulty of not cutting taxes for the rich, Mnuchin tells White that they are eliminating the estate tax because, "The estate tax is somewhat of an economic issue and somewhat of a philosophical issue". Read More »

Ksenia Sobchak to nominate her candidacy in 2018 Russian presidential elections

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Parents who allow their children to attend protests organised by President Putin's main rival should be punished, a senior Russian police officer has said. A London PR agency, Maltin, sent foreign reporters a brief of Sobchak's campaign: "Ms. Sobchak outlines her platform as being "Against All": offering a protest vote for those dissatisfied with the status quo". Read More »

A Mississippi School Named After A Confederate Will Be Renamed After Obama

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There are two other elementary schools in the district that are named after Confederate leaders, but the school district did not immediately respond to TPM's requests for comment on the status of those schools' names. "They could relate to Barack Obama because of his achievements, because he looks like them", Jefferson said. "We really wanted to know what they thought", she said. Read More »

Beware: Nearly Half of Voters Think Media Fabricate Anti-Trump Stories

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A majority of Democrats, 68 percent, think the federal government should not be able to revoke broadcast licenses of news organizations it objects to. On Wednesday morning, Trump's Make America Great Again Committee - the joint fundraising committee between the president's campaign and the Republican National Committee - sent out a note to supporters belaboring the point. Read More »

State Sen. Cliff Hite apologizes for 'inappropriate' hugs with state employee

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Senator Hite said the woman and his wife deserve more respect that this. Senator Hite submitted his resignation to me on Monday evening, and I accepted it, effective immediately. Hite says in a statement on Twitter that he was hospitalized recently and has two surgeries coming up, and his failing health was sapping his strength in traveling his district and to the Statehouse. Read More »

Tillerson lays out US Asia strategy with focus on India

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And he approvingly cited US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' declaration "that the world's two greatest democracies should have the two greatest militaries". Washington and India have been building stronger ties for some time, but Tillerson made one of the clearest cases yet for the "shared values" underpinning the relationship. Read More »

Kindergartner Uses Own Money To Buy Classmate's Milk

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This 5-year-old has always had milk with every meal - so when she noticed that one of her classmates couldn't afford to buy a carton of her own, she chose to take matters into her own hands. "She's going to have enough issues growing up with this", Oelfke said. It turned out there were some other kids in the class who couldn't afford milk either. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

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This is Sessions's first time speaking on Capitol Hill since June, when he was grilled by the Senate Intelligence Committee for three hours over the investigation into President Donald Trump's campaign ties to Russian Federation. Sessions had refused to answer questions relating to the Russian Federation probe in June testimony before the same committee, saying it was inappropriate. Read More »

Governor announces "Keeping the Promise" plan to save pension systems

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FRANKFORT - Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he expects the legislative proposal to fix Kentucky's ailing pension system will be rolled out "very soon", with his office scheduling a 9 a.m. Pension Trustee Advisors submitted the report at the request of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the Kentucky Public Pension Coalition, which is made up of a diverse group of public sector unions representing police officers, firefighters, teachers and other state and local government workers. Read More »

What others say: White House hesitant to act on opioid crisis

Trump's comments come amid the rising likelihood he will enact an executive order to tug down drug prices in the U.S., Needham analysts Kevin Caliendo and Alan Carr wrote in a report Monday. "Let's not pretend that DEA, both houses of Congress and the Obama White House all somehow wilted under Representative Marino's nefarious influences", Hatch said. Read More »

NAFTA Talks Bog Down as Sides Take Recess

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After their joint appearance in Washington , Robert Lighthizer, the top negotiator for the US, in a separate briefing told reporters that there has been no discussion or decision on whether the USA would pull out of NAFTA. The United States now has a trade deficit with Mexico of greater than $60 billion, but according to Freeland the United States now enjoys a small surplus with Canada of about $8 billion out of more than $630 billion in annual trade. Read More »