• Nation's Earliest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, turns 112: '# & He039;sa crackerjack'

    Nation's Earliest WWII veteran, Richard Overton, turns 112: '# & He039;sa crackerjack'

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    Nevertheless, Overton hasn't let age slow him down only last 30 days, the now 112-year-old flew to a private jet to the National Museum of African American Culture and History at Washington, D.C. Overton joined the USA military in 1940 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. "He's like a gift to Austin that keeps giving", Overton's friend, Steve Wiener, told the newspaper.
  • Pence says it's time for Mueller to

    Pence says it's time for Mueller to "wrap it up"

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    Vice President Mike Pence said it was time for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to "wrap it up" regarding his Russian Federation investigation during an interview airing Friday. His comment raised a red flag for " Morning Joe " host Joe Scarborough, who mentioned the interview with Mitchell on his show on MSNBC later that morning.
  • Both Sides React Differently To Google's Referendum Ad Ban

    Both Sides React Differently To Google's Referendum Ad Ban

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    Advertising with Google is distributed on millions of websites , including YouTube . Facebook's move is likely to be directly related to this fear: and a fear that if the referendum were defeated, the company would face questions about its role in influencing votes, as it has in the United States and UK.
  • Mitch McConnell team tweets jab at Blankenship after loss

    Mitch McConnell team tweets jab at Blankenship after loss

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    Jenkins conceded the race shortly after 10 p.m. "Cameras are lined up", Nachama Soloveichik added, laughing. Former coal miner Bo Copley, who received 3 percent of the vote, called Morrisey "probably the rudest person in this race" on Monday's MetroNews "Talkline." "Don't feel sorry for me", Blankenship said .
  • Alligator Causes Fiery SC Crash That Kills 3

    Alligator Causes Fiery SC Crash That Kills 3

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    Monday if Stanley's vehicle struck the alligator, " said Sean D. Fogle, " the Chief Deputy Coroner using the Orangeburg County Coroner's Office. Stanley and her kids died from burns from the crash. The Stanleys have been from Callahan, Fla., a city northwest of Jacksonville. The last thing I said was, 'I love you, and I'll talk to you later, ' he said.
  • USA to push to isolate Venezuela until Maduro leaves power

    USA to push to isolate Venezuela until Maduro leaves power

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    The action is part of the Trump administration's expanding sanctions campaign against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's cash-strapped Socialist government. OFAC further designated 20 companies, 16 based in Venezuela and four in Panama, that were owned or controlled by the three men and allegedly used to launder illicit proceeds from narcotics trafficking and extortion.
  • Braun defeats Rokita, Messer in primary

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    And in Ohio , Rep. Jim Renacci cruised to a victory that sets up a run against incumbent Democratic Sen. "I don't think that the folks from the 3rd District, the most conservative, most Republican congressional district in the State of in are ready for that kind of politics", Shine said.
  • Trump urges West Virginia voters to reject convicted coal baron

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    Blankenship served a one-year prison term for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, where 29 miners were killed in a 2010 explosion. political operatives are anxious that Don Blankenship , the 2018 candidate most aggressively reproducing Trump's electoral playbook, may end up costing them.
  • 'Be Best': First Lady Melania Trump Launches Official White House Project

    'Be Best': First Lady Melania Trump Launches Official White House Project

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    Moving to the White House in June after her husband , President Donald Trump took office in 2017, the first lady has taken a bot longer than her predecessors on settling on a definitive initiative, CNN reported . Mrs. Trump on Monday unveiled her " Be Best " initiative to help children "cultivate their social and emotional health". "This is something that is extremely important to the first lady", Sanders replies.
  • Hizbollah-led alliance takes majority in parliament, in boost to Iran

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    Almost every Lebanese person CNN spoke to before the election said they had little hope in politicians' ability to tackle the country's litany of economic and security woes. Official results are expected to be announced by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk later on Monday, although no time has been set. Debt ratings agencies had stressed the importance of Lebanon going ahead with the election after parliament had extended its term several times.
  • North and South Korea annouce joint table tennis team at World Championships

    North and South Korea annouce joint table tennis team at World Championships

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    Her victory completed Japan's 3-0 win against a unified Korea team. The two Koreas are forming a unified team at the women's world table tennis championships. I think, this united team aimed to be like unbeatable. Each team has already played five group matches in the tournament, being held in Halmstad, Sweden, with North Korea having since gone on to beat Russian Federation 3-0 in the last 16.
  • U.S. 'stands by' Afghans after deadly day for journalists

    U.S. 'stands by' Afghans after deadly day for journalists

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    European Union's Special Representative for Afghanistan Pierre Mayaudon on Tuesday described the attack on journalists in Afghanistan as horrific and said it was an attack on democracy and freedom of speech. In November, Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan, called President Trump?s new Afghan strategy a "game changer" that he said put the Afghan government forces?on a path to a win.
  • Led strikes on Syria's Hasakah leave over two dozen civilians dead

    Led strikes on Syria's Hasakah leave over two dozen civilians dead

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    The US State Department said later that the coalition and its "partners, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, are launching operations to liberate the final ISIS strongholds in Syria". It now appears that a civilian on a motorbike was killed after they entered the target area at the last minute. Israel has not confirmed or denied responsibility for the strike, but Iran and the Syrian government hold Tel Aviv responsible for Sunday's missile attack in northern Syria.
  • Iowa Bans All Abortions After Point of Detection of Fetal Heartbeat

    Iowa Bans All Abortions After Point of Detection of Fetal Heartbeat

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    Reynolds' signature came shortly after state Planned Parenthood affiliates and the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) threatened a lawsuit to block the law's enforcement, CBS News reports . In a joint statement Friday morning, Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque and Bishops Thomas Zinkula of Davenport, R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City and Richard Pates of Des Moines called on the judiciary to recognize life.
  • Karnataka: Rahul questions Modi's silence on BJP ticket for Reddy brothers

    Karnataka: Rahul questions Modi's silence on BJP ticket for Reddy brothers

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    The Reddy brothers - MLAs and ministers during the earlier BJP government in Karnataka - have been accused of conducting large scale illegal mining across the iron-ore-rich district of Bellary. Hitting out at Gandhi, Shah said, "I heard the statement of Rahul baba that his party is going to form the government in Madhya Pradesh. They should stop making fool out of people of Tumukuru and Karnataka".
  • PM May faces test of power as local polls open in UK

    PM May faces test of power as local polls open in UK

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    There are no local elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The rest are being counted during the day on Friday with results expected during the afternoon. "1.67 percent of all voters across the five pilot areas were unable to vote because they did not have the required ID to vote". "There, at the moment, isn't really very much for the Labour Party to crow about.it basically has come away frankly empty-handed relative to the expectation that it at least helped to build up", ...
  • New Developments Since Mossad's Iran Bombshell

    New Developments Since Mossad's Iran Bombshell

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    But President Donald Trump has said he'll pull out of the deal if it's not "fixed". In other words, the nuclear deal , in fact, came about partly because of the IAEA's concerns about Iran's nuclear activities, not in spite of them. But there's a greater political context for Netanyahu's speechifying. According to the deal, the sanctions against Tehran are being gradually removed in exchange for abandonment of nuclear program.
  • China installs missile systems on Philippine-claimed reefs

    China installs missile systems on Philippine-claimed reefs

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    We've raised concerns directly with the Chinese about this and there will be near-term and long-term consequences", Sanders said. It said the YJ-12B anti-ship cruise missiles enabled China to strike vessels within 295 nautical miles. Dispute the controversy, China has been carrying land-reclamation efforts, building artificial reefs and has established air bases, radar and communication systems, naval facilities and defensive weaponry.
  • Facebook asks users if posts contain hate speech

    Facebook asks users if posts contain hate speech

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    These buttons are located at the bottom of each post, prompting all users to let them know whether or not hate speech is being used. The notifications no longer appear below Facebook posts. Joshua Herring, a humanities instructor at Thales Academy and contributor for The Imaginative Conservative and The Federalist, asked. Facebook has recently come under fire for what critics say are a lack of action when it comes to curbing hate speech in developing countries.
  • Portland weather Sunday: Here comes another sunny week

    Portland weather Sunday: Here comes another sunny week

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    A northwest wind of 11 to 13 miles per hour can be expected with gusts up to 23 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms will taper off Friday with better weather into the weekend. Thursday is expected to be partly sunny and the warmest day of the week with a high of 85 degrees, according to the service. Friday should reach the upper 70s under mostly cloudy skies.
  • Britain, France Decry 'Stunt' By Russia, Syria On Douma 'Witnesses'

    Britain, France Decry 'Stunt' By Russia, Syria On Douma 'Witnesses'

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    The Syrian government and its ally in the seven-year war, Russia , denied responsibility for the attack . So, much as we deplore the chemical attack in Douma as inhuman and a crime against humanity, we feel the USA. "The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma", the organization said. A video published by the emergency and rescue service showed pictures of damaged homes after four air raids in al Rastan city, north of Homs in ...
  • Yuma E. Coli Outbreak More Virulent Than Most, CDC Says

    Yuma E. Coli Outbreak More Virulent Than Most, CDC Says

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    Tests have confirmed that the strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria in the current outbreak produces a type of toxin that causes more severe illness. The outbreak has been blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. A water jet harvester works rows of romaine lettuce near Soledad, California, May 3, 2017.
  • US seeks to divide Syria, Russian minister alleges

    US seeks to divide Syria, Russian minister alleges

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    Russia, Iran and Turkey have also been competing for influence and zones of influence in the country. The three ministers reiterated their commitment to a peaceful resolution of the seven-year war in Syria, and dismissed criticism from some other nations that the Astana negotiations, which the three nations kick-started, were somehow harmful for the UN-sponsored negotiations in Geneva.
  • Trump calls Jackson's treatment a 'disgrace'

    Trump calls Jackson's treatment a 'disgrace'

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    On the "reckless" dispensing of drug prescriptions: The official said there are regular audits of the White House Medical Office by Walter Reed Medical Center. Those opposed to that plan fear it will undermine efforts to address the many challenges the Veterans Affairs Department faces. He rose to prominence in January, after delivering a glowing assessment of Trump's health.
  • Kathua case: J&K opposes victim's father plea for transfer of trial

    Kathua case: J&K opposes victim's father plea for transfer of trial

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    A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra assured that if it finds even the slightest possibility of lack of fair trial, it will transfer the case out of Kathua . "As the charge sheet was filed in Kathua , and the alleged obstruction, if any, caused in filing the same can be better explained by the members of District Bar Association, Kathua ", it said.
  • Princess Charlotte's wave upstages the new royal baby

    Princess Charlotte's wave upstages the new royal baby

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    The park built miniature versions of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , together with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte and of course the latest addition to the family. Harry is unlikely to mind shifting down to sixth place. The same obstetrician, Dr Guy Thorpe-Beeston, and gynaecologist, Dr Alan Farthing, who were present for Kate's previous two births, were also with her to welcome her third baby.
  • Armenia marks Ottoman massacres after leader quits

    Armenia marks Ottoman massacres after leader quits

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    The Armenian genocide was recognized by dozens of countries. The Chamber of Deputies (lower house of the Parliament) of the Czech Republic approved on April 25, 2017, a resolution, condemning the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Turkey.
  • Chemical weapons inspectors visit Syria's Douma

    Chemical weapons inspectors visit Syria's Douma

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    Representatives from the OPCW say samples have been removed for analysis. "The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma", the organization said in a press release. Eyewitness reports, photos, and videos of limp children and people struggling to breathe make it apparent that an atrocity occurred in Douma (though Syria and its allies claim it's all a hoax).
  • Editorial Boards Across The Country Call For Mike Pompeo's Confirmation

    Editorial Boards Across The Country Call For Mike Pompeo's Confirmation

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    There's just one instance where any Cabinet member has been confirmed after an unfavourable vote in committee - Commerce Secretary Henry Wallace in 1945, according to the Senate Historical Office. In a briefing Monday afternoon at the White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, dismissed Democratic opposition as "pointless obstruction to score cheap political points with their base as a willful attempt to undermine American diplomacy".
  • 13 semi-trucks help police line highway to stop suicidal man fro

    13 semi-trucks help police line highway to stop suicidal man fro

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    Authorities blocked all lanes of traffic that ran underneath the overpass but eventually waved through a number of semi-trailer truck drivers, who then parked underneath the bridge on both sides of the road. "But also in that photo a man is struggling with the decision to take his own life". The call came into police about 1 a.m. If you or anyone you know is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, text to 741-741, or call 911.
  • Two to appear in court for Moses Mabhida stadium violence

    Two to appear in court for Moses Mabhida stadium violence

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    On Saturday night Kaizer Chiefs fans stormed the pitch when their team was beaten 2-0 in the Nedbank Semifinal cup. How did supporters manage to storm the ground and endanger people's lives? Kaizer Chiefs has confirmed that coach Steve Komphela has resigned as head coach of the club with immediate effect - to the sigh of many Amakhosi fans.
  • Israel Air Force opts out of United States drill as Iranian threat looms

    Israel Air Force opts out of United States drill as Iranian threat looms

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    We can not allow them to have a permanent presence in Syria. "If any war happens, it will definitely be followed by your annihilation", Salami warned Israel on Friday. Israel has not officially commented on the attack. Last Monday, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said his country will sooner or later respond to the recent crime and aggression of Israel.
  • Drone near Saudi palace shot down, sparking coup fears

    Drone near Saudi palace shot down, sparking coup fears

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    There was no information of where the king was. According to an unnamed senior Saudi official cited by Reuters , however, King Salman was not at the palace but "at his farm in Al-Diriyah". "Ongoing violence in the capital Riyadh and The_Fleeing_of_King_Salman raises concern #Gunfire_in_Al-Khuzami-neighborhood", Masarir tweeted alongside a video of what appeared to be scenes of unrest.