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Viral Air Force Racism Story is a Hoax

A spokesman for the Academy declined to say where the student withdrew or was expelled. Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria , the Superintendent of the US Air Force Academy, delivered a powerful speech to cadets the next day. Col. Allen Herritage, said in a statement on Wednesday. The Air Force Academy's Silveria, who took command of the school in August, said last September that jeopardizing the school's climate of dignity and respect is a "red line" that can't be crossed without consequences. Read More »

Barack Obama arrives at Chicago court to report for jury duty

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He will earn the standard compensation of United States dollars 17.20 per day. "It is highly appreciated", Evans told the Chicago Tribune at the time. Obama still owns a home at 51st and Greenwood, and is registered to vote in Chicago, although he and his family live in D.C. In 2004, Oprah Winfrey was on a Chicago jury that convicted a man of murder. Read More »

Mary Kom, Sonia inch closer to gold medals

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This was Mary Kom's first global gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in over a year. In the third round, however, Mary Kom's experience came to the fore as she successfully landed a series on blows on Tsubasa. The Indian veteran was joined in the finals by youngster Sonia Lather in the 57kg category. The Manipur-born boxing great will next take on the victor of the bout between Jargalan Ochirbat of Mongolia and Kim Hyang Mi of DPR Korea in the final. Read More »

Belgium king arrives in India for week-long state visit

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President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita receive Belgian Royal couple King Philippe and Queen Mathilde during a ceremonial reception at Forecourt in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. Ahead of the meeting with Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary, who arrived on Sunday on a week-long trip. Read More »

SHINee's Minho meets First Lady Melania Trump for '2018 Winter Olympics' event

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The first lady was at the USA ambassador's residence in Seoul to launch the "Girls Play 2" campaign, where she gave a speech encouraging more girls to participate in sports. After the speech, she watched some of the students play ice hockey while at one point placing her arm around a girl's shoulder who was sitting next to her and talking to the girl. Read More »

Judge Handling Manafort Case Issues Gag Order

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U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Washington issued the order five days after signaling her intention to do so. Jackson said in the November 8 order (PDF) that she was acting to safeguard the defendants' right to a fair trial and the ability to seat a jury that hasn't been tainted by pretrial publicity. Read More »

Yemen denies placing Hadi under house arrest in Riyadh

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Timothy Ash, a strategist at BlueBay asset management, said in a note Wednesday that for the Trump administration "the threat from Iran remains and is rising" and that it was likely to ally itself more with Saudi Arabia. Hadi has been in Riyadh since he fled Yemen after Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including Sanaa, in 2014. The missile, intercepted and destroyed near Riyadh worldwide airport, was the first to reach the Saudi capital and underscored the growing fallout for ... Read More »

Should concealed guns be allowed in MI schools?

And responsible, well-trained, licensed concealed-pistol holders can be one of those deterrents", he said. Bill sponsor, Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) said a majority of mass shootings take place in gun free zones. The strong gun-rights state predictably gets an "F" from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence , primarily because it does not require universal background checks on all gun purchases, including private sales and purchases at gun shows. Read More »

Voters approving school, public safety tax measures

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Schigur says the referendum would have funded a new addition at Milton East Elementary School, the current high school would have been converted to a middle school, and a new high school would have been built. On the ballot were two questions. The second question in the referendum asked for money to help operate the school over the next five years. The levy will support academics through curricular upgrades, as well as support learning through technology. Read More »

Michael Keane: England call up Everton defender for Germany & Brazil

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Instead, he said the focus should be on continuing to bring through younger players after the success of England's underage teams in the a year ago. More faces will likely be drafted in by the England boss ahead of Friday's friendly against Germany , with the FA announcing "a further squad update will be issued in due course" but Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is set to train on Tuesday. Read More »

Japan trade relations not open, unfair, says Trump

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While Japan's national interest requires a close alignment with the US, the possibility of accidents with North Korea have escalated and the need for further cooperation with China and South Korea has never been more important. Indeed, Abe has an unusually close set of relations with the world's most interesting strongmen, from Russian President Putin to Turkish President Erdogan to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, that has been strategically useful for Japan and would have been impossible ... Read More »

Tons Of Prescription Drugs Collected In DEA Take Back

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The drugs are then taken away for disposal. Officials say Ohioans turned in more than 35,000 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs last month during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. "We know of many cases where leftover pain pills have led to an opioid addiction", U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said in the release. Read More »

The Flash season 4, episode 5

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I'll talk about the males first to get them out of the way. Barry is the drunkest person in the group and he never uses his powers in this entire episode . Iris promises to find Amunet Black to take her down for good. Caitlin/Killer Frost developed an interesting symbiosis, when one identity slept, the other took over. Read More »

US, South Korea, Australia Hold East China Sea Navy Drills

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A view of the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the spot, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 13, 2017 KCNA via Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a cosmetics factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on October 28, 2017. Read More »

Lingering Showers Tonight, Cloudy & Cool Tomorrow

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West southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Thursday night the region will be mostly clear to partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s/ low 40s. Gusty west winds in the 20-30 miles per hour range with wind chill values in the single digits. Read More »

Qatar Affiliate to Sell Airtel Stake For Rs 9,500 Crore

The market leader in India's telecoms market posted a 77% fall in consolidated net profit to Rs 343 crore for the second quarter ended June, against Rs 1,461 crore in the year-ago period, but despite the fall its stock price was up to the highest in a decade the day after. Read More »

China Exports Rise Less Than Expected In October

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While below the 18.7% level of September, that was above the 16.0% level forecast by economists. Wei's comments come at a time when US President Donald Trump is making a state visit to China this week amid mounting trade friction between the two sides. Read More »

USA congressman wants Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico

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Miranda, who left the title role in his Tony-winning Broadway musical in July 2016, will bring Hamilton to Teatro UPR in hurricane-ravaged San Juan from January 8th to January 27th. "We have no doubt that Hamilton's premiere in Puerto Rico in January 2019 will do just that". "When Lin said he wanted to take Hamilton to Puerto Rico and play the role again, I nearly leapt out of my chair", producer Jeffrey Seller added. Read More »

Corbyn: Queen should apologise for investing in BrightHouse

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The Irish band, well known for its poverty-fighting efforts, has faced past criticism over its tax arrangements. It was last month ordered to pay £14.8m in compensation to 249,000 customers. In the most recent fiscal year, the Duchy generated £19.2 million ($25 million) in net income according to its website. A Duchy spokesperson told The Guardian , one of the newspapers involved in the investigation, that the Dover Street fund investment represented a mere 0.3 percent of the estate's ... Read More »

US Says Saudis Vow 'Fair' Prosecutions of the Detained Princes

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The Iran-backed Huthi rebels also threatened to attack ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, escalating a crisis between Riyadh and Tehran. Saturday's attack showed that despite a more than two-year Saudi-led bombing campaign and blockade, the Huthis retain missiles capable of striking targets deep inside the kingdom. Read More »

Final 'Coco' Trailer Reminds Viewers "Family is Forever"

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He accidentally finds himself in the magical and colourful Land of the Dead with his dog Dante, where he meets the trickster Hector. But it's his now-dead great-grandfather, famous musician Ernesto de la Cruz ( Benjamin Bratt ), who inspires him most. Read More »

Andrea Jenkins becomes Minneapolis' first transgender city council member

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She won the same night that Danica Roem became the nation's first openly transgender state lawmaker by winning a Virginia statehouse seat. On Tuesday night in Minnesota, Andrea Jenkins won a Minneapolis City Council seat, making her the first openly trans woman of color elected to any USA public office, and one of two trans women to win on Election Night 2017. Read More »

Trump administration imposes new travel restrictions on Cuba

Trump has distanced himself from former President Barack Obama's opening to Cuba, criticizing him for getting a "one-sided" deal. The long-awaited rules will take effect Thursday. The Cuban military is deeply enmeshed in much of the island's economy, including the tourism industry. It also places off limits a new cargo port and special trade zone outside the city of Mariel that has been the focus of Cuba's efforts to draw foreign investment in manufacturing and distribution. Read More »

'Tiger Zinda Hai' trailer registers 29 million views in just 24 hours

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Ek Tha Tiger , of which Tiger Zinda Hai is a sequel, had won a lot of accolades from the audience for Salman's portrayal as a RAW agent. Actor Imran Abbas has hailed the trailer of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's upcoming film " Tiger Zinda Hai " and wished that the film gets released in Pakistan. Read More »

AAP's choice to nominate 'outsiders' for RS upsets Vishwas

Reports in some media publications, on Wednesday, quoted anonymous AAP sources as saying that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has made a decision to not field its own leaders for the Rajya Sabha seats from Delhi that will fall vacant early next year. Read More »

Court asks Germany to recognise third sex

Berlin pledged to follow through with the ruling, with interior ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth saying that the government "stands ready to implement it". The existing law is meant to remove pressure on parents to quickly make a decision about controversial sex assignment surgeries for newborns, but many advocates say it does not go far enough. Read More »

Putin, Trump may meet next week at APEC summit

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. Mr Trump's demands for China and Russian Federation to work with the U.S. come despite the Kremlin admitting Washington and Moscow do not co-operate on the deepening North Korea tensions. Read More »

Chris Hurst Defeats NRA Candidate, Incumbent Joseph Yost

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During the live interview, a man walked up to Parker, pointed a handgun at her chest, and fired eight times before turning the gun on the others. Hurst's girlfriend, TV reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward were killed when a gunman opened fire during a live report. Read More »

Robert Mugabe fires vice president as Zimbabwe's succession battle intensifies

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A front-runner to become the next leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, Emmerson Mnangagwa was dismissed from his position as Zimbabwe's vice president for displaying "traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability". The ruling coalition has always been divided over Mugabe's eventual successor between those supporting Grace Mugabe-known as the G40 faction-and those backing Mnangagwa-known as the Lacoste faction. Read More »

Canadian Mounties arrest 5 naked people after auto crash

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The suspects allegedly kidnapped a man, a woman and a six-week-old baby from their residence, although the victims managed to escape while the vehicle was being driven. RCMP said the investigation is in its early stages, but it's believed the crash was not an accident, and that drugs and alcohol may be a factor. According to Environment Canada , the temperature Monday morning at nearby Edmonton International Airport was -12 C with a wind chill of -18. Read More »

Picture of elephants 'humiliated' by fire in West Bengal receives top award

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The award winning picture titled "Hell is Here". According to the Great Elephant Census, elephants had declined by 30% in a period spanning 8 years (2007-2014). This only adds to the bloodlust of mobs that attack herds of elephants for fun. In March of this year, forest officials in West Bengal's Bankura district started issuing SMS alerts about the movement of elephants to prevent human-animal conflicts that killed 29 people last year, the Hindustan Times reported . Read More »

15 cars, 2 buses piled up at Yamuna Expressway

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Fortunately, we escaped with minor injury", Tuteja said. The shocking video shows cars ramming into each other due to low visibility in the morning. Trains from Punjab's Bathinda to Delhi via Sirsa and Hisar ran late by an hour and the Haryana Roadways cancelled early morning long-route buses to avoid accidents amid the smog. Read More »

Two lawyers close to Israeli PM detained over submarine scandal

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The police released their identity on Tuesday, a day after they were questioned for the second time. It relates to a possible conflict of interest involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines. Atorney Molcho served ten years without remuneration and, among other tasks, led the Israeli negotiating team in the 2013-2014 peace talks with the Palestinians. Read More »