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Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban blocked by judge

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House Bill 1510 was signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday, making MS the state with the earliest abortion ban in the nation. The Associated Press reports Mississippi's only abortion clinic, the Women's Health Organization in Jackson, filed for the temporary restraining order 24 hours after the bill was signed into law. Read More »

Pop, South Korea's Weapon of Mass Seduction, Heads to North Korea

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On Tuesday, the defence ministry said they were expected to resume on 1 April and "at a scale similar to that of the previous years". The timing and size of the annual manoeuvrs are especially sensitive this year because of heightened tension over the North's accelerated work last year on a nuclear-armed missile potentially capable of reaching the United States - followed, unexpectedly, by prospects for a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis. Read More »

FIU Bridge Collapse Survivor Sues For Reckless Negligence

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It goes on to allege that the stress testing caused the collapse, and that the dangers of such a test on a cracked bridge without a traffic plan or placing supports under the bridge were "well known to all defendants, both at the time they chose to perform the work and at the time such work was being undertaken". Read More »

US Supreme Court Dismisses Attempt To Block New Pa. Congressional Map

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The May 15 primary election is quickly approaching. When Pennsylvania lawmakers and the Democratic governor didn't agree on a new map, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its own map , drawn with the help of a Stanford law professor. Top leaders in the state House and Senate, without taking a vote in their chambers, submitted one map to Wolf, which he rejected . The state's top court had ruled on January 22 that the previous Republican-drawn electoral districts unlawfully ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin tells the West that he doesn't want an arms race

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The opposition said the results were rigged but Putin's supporters said Western pressure on Putin including Britain's accusations in a spy row prompted Russians to close ranks behind their leader. "We're not surprised by the outcome", Gidley said of the Russian election . Putin polled well ahead of his nearest rival Pavel Grudinin, the Communist Party candidate, who described the elections as "dishonest". Read More »

Long Island forecast: Snow on first day of spring?

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Clouds will increase Monday night and Tuesday with some rain and wet snow making it into southern and central New Jersey Tuesday afternoon. That's the cue I was waiting for, to bump snow totals both upward and northward. There has been uncertainty the last several days surrounding the snowfall potential along the Interstate 95 corridor in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, but recent guidance has trended towards a snowier forecast. Read More »

Trump calls for getting tough on dealers: 'That includes the death penalty'

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During his speech, the President also vowed to introduce non-addictive painkillers, and said US pharmacists are "close" to creating pills that ease pain without getting people hooked. Some legal scholars have said the issue may need to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. It's unclear whether those provisions are constitutional, however, following a 2008 Supreme Court decision that struck down the death penalty in cases where "the crime did not result, and was not meant to result, in the ... Read More »

"Yakuza Kiwami 2" Brings the Fight to the West on August 28

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This re-creation of the original comes courtesy of Yakuza 6's Dragon engine - with the shinier graphics you would expect. That's not all, though - pre-orders and first-run copies of Yakuza Kiwami 2 will come in an elaborate SteelBook featuring Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda. Read More »

Australia Special Summit results in new opportunities for student exchange

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It was followed by traditional cultural performances to officially welcome Asean leaders to Australia. "We'll discuss some of the region's most pressing security challenges, including how to respond strongly and effectively to the deadly threat posed by North Korea", Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in opening remarks. Read More »

McIlroy: Bay Hill win a huge confidence boost for Masters

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With all eyes on Woods all week, McIlroy flew under the radar and entered the final round two shots back of Henrik Stenson. With what McIlroy did to finish, however, with five birdies in his last six holes, Woods was not going to catch the Northern Irishman anyways. Read More »

Frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

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It came after he attacked Mr Mueller's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. Flake also again raised the possibility of a 2020 presidential run, saying that he hopes someone challenges Trump in the next election. Read More »

Sheryl Sandberg supports walkout against gun violence, posts powerful message on Facebook

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He shared a personal experience, explaining that his cousin was actually a few doors down from the tragedies which ensued at Parkland High School. At others, just one or two walked out in defiance of administrators. When adults see us literally begging for our lives, it is more likely to make a change. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer holds hands with student activist Matt Post during a student gun control advocates rally outside the Capitol Building in Washington. Read More »

Dancers describe how auto drove into nightclub

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Kent Police say they were called at 11:47 p.m. local time and have arrested a 22-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder. Police believe others who were injured might have left the scene, and want to speak to anyone hurt to establish the number of victims. Read More »

Andria Zafirakou from north London wins $1m 'world's best teacher' prize

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Andria Zafirakou, 39, beat out some 30,000 applicants from around the planet to win the Global Teacher Prize. "So, thank you for all you have done and continue to do". Zafirakou teaches in one of the poorest communities in England. "That's how phenomenal they are". "It's often so crowded and noisy I've had students tell me they have to do their homework in the bathroom, just to grab a few moments alone so they can concentrate". Read More »

Three killed by blast in Afghan capital Kabul

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While Police officials are investigating the true cause of the blast but Deputy interior ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi claims that the suicide bomber was aiming to reach global security company G4S but "detonated himself before reaching the target". Read More »

NCAA tournament 2018: Tennessee vs

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In her pregame invocation, she asked God for what she always does: safety for the players and a fairly officiated game. The offense comes and goes, and that's usually okay because the defense is so impressive. Schofield also balled out, something that Vol fans are getting used to seeing. Admiral Schofield , who registered his second straight double-double, posting 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Read More »

White House won't say if Putin is a friend or a foe

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Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday, Mr Stoltenberg said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has "no reason to doubt the findings and assessments by the British government" which suggest Russian responsibility. The United Kingdom, with the backing of the United States, has concluded that Russia was behind the attack and has expelled 23 Russian diplomats. Russian Federation denies being the source of the nerve agent used and has demanded Britain share samples collected by ... Read More »

Another medal for PEI's Mark Arendz

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Quesnel defenceman James Gemmell and Canada's Para Hockey Team earned a berth to the gold-medal game with its fourth consecutive shutout of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games . Bibian Mentel-Spee of the Netherlands won gold with a time of 56.94 seconds. The 28-year-old, a victor of five medals at the Games, including two golds, was chosen by a vote of fellow American athletes. Read More »

Najib in Sydney for ASEAN-Australia Special Summit

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Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived here on Friday evening to attend the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018 scheduled for the weekend. "Being a diverse society is attractive and it will be wonderful if we all respect each other", he said. An Australian paper had said that Turnbull would find it "awkward" to meet Najib following the remarks by Alex Turnbull. Read More »

Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump Business For Russia, Other Documents

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents and emails, "bringing the investigation closer to the president ", the New York Times reports. Mueller has had similar negotiations over records, including some that involve subpoenas, with dozens of attorneys , companies and people involved in the investigation. Read More »

Patrick's Day brings drunk driving patrols

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Patrick's Day holiday previous year left three people dead and 66 injured statewide as a result of crashes in which drivers were under the influence of something, the CHP said. Traffic enforcement officers will be out in abundance this weekend keeping watch on California roadways to ensure that no St. Patrick's Day revelers put themselves or others at risk. Read More »

Meet BJP's 11 candidates for 10 Rajya Sabha seats in UP

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Meanwhile, candidates from other political parties who have filed their nomination papers include BSP's Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Mahesh Chandra Sharma of the Jan Sangh, and Jaya Bachchan of the Samajwadi Party. Just minutes before the deadline for withdrawal of nominations was to end at 3 p.m, BJP's Kiritsinh Rana and Congress-backed independent Valera withdrew their nominations for the Rajya Sabha poll. Read More »

Zuma to be charged with corruption over arms deal

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The 16 counts were filed against Zuma but then dropped by the NPA shortly before he successfully ran for president in 2009. Zuma was deputy president at the time of the arms deal. "Zuma can not be allowed to walk scot-free if he is found guilty of any of the charges brought against him". "Today we must celebrate that we are a step closer for Zuma to get to court". Read More »

Tom Crean finalizing deal to become next Georgia coach

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Crean's hiring comes one day after former Ohio State coach Thad Matta withdrew from the Georgia coach search after becoming the first known candidate to interview for the job. IN was ranked in each of those last six campaigns, including 11 weeks at No. 1 during 2012-13. Three Hoosiers earned All-America honors under Crean - Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell (2016), Cody Zeller (2013) and Victor Oladipo (2013). Read More »

Groups: Duterte can't evade accountability by quitting court

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He also cited the supposed failure of the previous government to publish the treaty in the Official Gazette or newspaper of general circulation as reason why it is "not effective nor enforceable" in the Philippines . The collapse of the cases will be a blow to Duterte, who has been criticised by political opponents and human rights groups for primarily targeting small-time users and dealers in a brutal campaign that has left drugs kingpins largely untouched. Read More »

United Nations gets $100M in new funds for Palestine aid at Rome conference

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UNRWA is one of the region's oldest relief agencies, but is now facing an unprecedented financial crisis, according to Guterres, after US Department of State made a decision to withhold $65m out of a $125m aid package. Shoukry said the agency had already streamlined some of its activities but said "there is a limit to its ability to do so" given the enormous needs faced by 5 million people. Read More »

Funeral services announced for fallen Pikeville officer

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Wednesday on fallen Pikeville officer Scotty Hamilton . Visitation and funeral services are set for a Pikeville police officer killed in the line of duty Tuesday. "It's not an easy thing to sit here and do, especially seeing that procession", Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Jody Sims said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon staffed by WSAZ-TV. Read More »

Dog dies on United flight after being forced into overhead bin

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The statement said prosecutors won't decide if criminal charges are warranted until the investigation is completed. United Airlines wrongly shipped a Kansas-bound pet dog to Japan, the second embarrassment this week for the airline and a "nightmare" for the Swindle family - who are moving from OR to Wichita with their beloved pet, a 10-year-old German shepherd named Irgo. Read More »

Russian Federation should go away, shut up, - UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson

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Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of Defence, urged Russia to "go away and shut up" when asked how the Kremlin should respond to London'd decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats . Asked about reports that the Russian state is planning to respond by expelling United Kingdom diplomats from Moscow, Williamson said: "We will look at how Russia responds to what we have done". Read More »

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for snow

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Sunday, very cold with a few snow showers. After forecasters issued a snow warning for Sunday , a warning has now also gone out for Saturday. Another warning has been put in place covering the east of the country from 3pm - going from below Edinburgh in the north to Ipswich in the south. Read More »

Oklahoma to use nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates

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State Attorney General Mike Hunter and Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh jointly announced the plan, saying the two agencies would work together to develop new protocols over the next several months. "Executions are the most profound application of state power", Hunter said in a statement. Lockett kicked, writhed and grimaced for 20 minutes before his execution was called off; he died of a heart attack not long after. Read More »

Texas Strikes Back Against Sanctuary Cities

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued a ruling regarding Texas's Senate Bill 4 , which was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on May 7, 2017. "Unsafe criminals shouldn't be allowed back into our communities to possibly commit more crimes". The law is one of the most controversial in recent Texas history. Read More »

Trump to Host Saudi Crown Prince Next Week

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The newspaper also reported that the body of one detainee who died in custody - Maj Gen Ali al-Qahtani - showed signs of abuse. Their wives and children have reportedly been prevented from travelling. Evidence of such abuse has been slow to emerge, but officials from two western governments said they deemed the reports credible. The report alleges al-Qahtani's "neck was twisted unnaturally as though it had been broken" and his body also had burn marks, which were believed to be a result of ... Read More »

Shoe memorial represents thousands of victims of U.S. gun violence

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One of the parents in attendance Tuesday was Tom Mauser, whose son was killed in the Columbine school massacre. Over a two week period, Avaaz collected shoes from all over the country. "It's incredible to see", Soria said. 7,000 pairs of empty shoes cover the grass outside the US Capitol. Activists and volunteers gathered at dawn, placing 7,000 colorful pairs of donated children's footwear side by side in a trapezoid shape to commemorate those who have died since the Sandy Hook ... Read More »

2 fertility clinic failures 'beyond stunning'

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The lawsuit alleges that University Hospitals failed to properly monitor the liquid nitrogen storage tank containing the frozen embryos and eggs; failed to implement appropriate policies and procedures to protect the embryos and eggs from any environmental control malfunctions of the storage tanks/freezers; and failed to maintain the human embryos and/or eggs in a usable form and condition as required under the contract they entered with their patients. Read More »

Startup Company To Build 3D Print Homes For $10000

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And ICON hopes that eventually, it can bring the cost of homes down to $4,000. New Story teamed with Texas-based ICON Technologies, to build a 3D printer specifically for the objective of constructing houses in developing countries. Read More »