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Barbara Bush funeral procession underway

Barbara Bush funeral procession underway

Former president George H.W. Bush and son, former president George W. Bush , watch with family as the coffin of former first lady Barbara Bush is placed in a hearse outside of St. George H.W. Bush was helped into the cavernous sanctuary with a wheelchair by George W. Bush . Former President George H.W. Bush honored his late wife Saturday by wearing socks embellished with books on them to celebrate the former first lady's commitment to literacy. Read More

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Iraq says it carried out air raid against IS in Syria

Iraq says it carried out air raid against IS in Syria

He said: "Our heroic forces and fighters, in their pursuit of terrorist gangs, saved many lives and thwarted ISIS plans, dismantling its terrorist death machine". "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" Iraqi Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool said the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with the Syrian government and were launched from within Iraqi borders. Read More

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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

The London Declaration said the British monarch would be a symbol of the free association of independent countries, and as such the head of the Commonwealth . However, the Queen, who turns 92 on Saturday, personally intervened in the debate, saying that it was her sincerest wish that Charles should succeed her. Read More

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Giuliani joins Trump legal team

Giuliani joins Trump legal team

He was in consideration for the roles of both attorney general and secretary of state , with the Trump transition team claiming that he removed himself from consideration . The interim U.S. Attorney in that office, Geoffrey Berman, has been recused from the Cohen investigation; he is a former law partner of Giuliani. Giuliani was clear to mention the reason for his hiring was not because Trump's current legal team is lacking in any aspect. Read More

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Southwest gives $5000 checks to passengers on flight 1380

Southwest gives $5000 checks to passengers on flight 1380

Erin Muffoletto said Riordan was a fellow Chi Omega sorority sister whom she contacted during the economic crisis in 2008 as Muffoletto struggled to find steady employment. Riordan also served on the boards of Junior Achievement of New Mexico , New Mexico First and The Catholic Foundation. After a preliminary inspection of the failed engine, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that one of the engines titanium fan blades had broken off and that there ... Read More

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Valverde set to drop four Barca stars against Celta Vigo

Valverde set to drop four Barca stars against Celta Vigo

And that's because they extended their unbeaten La Liga run to 40 La Liga games - extending their new record - with an away point. Busquets and Rakitic have been a regular for coach Valverde but the injuries to the pair will see them drop for the visit to Celta Vigo and the coach will prefer to rest the pair so as to keep them fit for the Copa Del Rey final on Saturday. Read More

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Plastic straws set to be banned in England

Plastic straws set to be banned in England

Plastic straws and drink stirrers could be banned as the government gets tougher on pollution. Another statistic the government drew on to back the plastic straw scheme is that one million birds and more than 100,000 sea mammals perish due to eating plastic waste and getting tangled in it. Read More

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Macron, Merkel to press Trump on trade, Iran deal

Macron, Merkel to press Trump on trade, Iran deal

The young French leader voiced his passion for a sweeping overhaul for a post-Brexit EU that would have "at its heart" eurozone reforms such as a common budget and finance minister, and greater "solidarity" within the bloc. Issues including a joint asylum system, coherent European Union foreign policy and common security initiatives are "all equal columns of the same project: a strong Europe, one bound by values", she said. Read More

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Russian Federation clashes again with United States and allies over Syria attacks

Russian Federation clashes again with United States and allies over Syria attacks

Syrian and Russian security officials have attributed the delay to "security issues" and insisted that roads still had to be de-mined and cleared before the investigators could access Douma. France said it was very likely that evidence of the poison gas attack was disappearing before the inspectors could reach the town. Recovering the Yarmouk camp and neighbouring areas south of the city would give Mr Assad complete control over Syria's capital. Read More

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Everything You Need To Know About The Hero Southwest Pilot

Everything You Need To Know About The Hero Southwest Pilot

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults not only landed the plane safely with just one engine, but did so with so much focus and calm that she even punctuated her emergency radio messages with the customary signoff: "good day". "We've got injured passengers", she said moments later, as the plane headed to Philadelphia for an emergency landing. Passengers said they heard a loud "boom" and the plane immediately dropped, they said, by what felt like 100ft. Read More

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Raul Castro had left Cuba's presidency

Raul Castro had left Cuba's presidency

Mr Diaz-Canel added there would not be a compromise in Cuba's foreign policy, which has seen tensions with the USA in particular escalate over many years, and would hold dialogue with anyone who treated the island as an equal. Those will fall now to Diaz-Canel. Raul is now the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party. Raul Castro has passed Cuba's presidency to Miguel Diaz-Canel, putting the island's government in the hands of someone outside the Castro family for the first time in ... Read More

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Omo-Agege arrested by policemen

Omo-Agege arrested by policemen

After storming the building, the men stole the chamber's mace , required for all Senate plenaries, throwing the meeting into "pandemonium". The mace is the symbol of authority of the legislature. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the invasion of the Senate on Wednesday as a clear display of the tyrannical tendencies of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government. Read More

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Police haul off at least 80 protestors in Yerevan

Police haul off at least 80 protestors in Yerevan

The Armenian National Assembly voted 77 to 17 today to elect ex-President Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister. Protestors are making their way through Yerevan's central streets and shutting down traffic. In a statement issued early on April 16, police said the protests were illegal and warned that law enforcement had the authority to forcibly "discontinue" street gatherings accompanied by "collective breaches of public order". Read More

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Israeli artillery attack injures five Palestinians in Gaza's Khan Younis

Israeli artillery attack injures five Palestinians in Gaza's Khan Younis

WAFA added that Israel occupation soldiers in watchtowers along the borders also opened fire against Palestinian paramedics. Palestinians and Israeli members of the left took the stage, drawing also renowned Israeli author David Grossman, who lost a son in the Second Lebanon War, and Amal Abu Saad, the widow of late Yacoub Abu al-Qayan, who was killed by Israeli police a year ago in Umm al-Hiran. Read More

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Newfoundland and Labrador premier supports Kinder Morgan pipeline

Newfoundland and Labrador premier supports Kinder Morgan pipeline

In the wake of this, Kinder Morgan threatened to pack in the project altogether, with the Canadian government and Justin Trudeau having stepped in to ensure its continuation. And a protest leader Will George reminds us the finish line is a ways off. "The reason why the stakes are so high for Trans Mountain is because of the government's disastrous energy policy from start to finish", Scheer said in the House Monday. Read More

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The Destroy-Trump Media Has a 'NEW OBSESSION'

The Destroy-Trump Media Has a 'NEW OBSESSION'

Fox News' strategic contrarian Shep Smith on Monday called the breaking news of Hannity's alleged status as Michael Cohen's third client the "elephant in the room" at their shared workplace. I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen-he's a great attorney-about legal questions I had, or I was looking for input or perspective. Read More

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President Trump's tweet-war with Jerry Brown

President Trump's tweet-war with Jerry Brown

Ducey also refuted criticisms that the deployment of Guard troops would result in further militarizing the Arizona-Mexico border. While noting that the number changes daily, Hokanson said his latest figures show more than 900 troops have deployed for the mission: 250 in Arizona, just over 60 in New Mexico, and around 650 in Texas. Read More

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Safdar terms firing at Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence 'cheap tactic'

Safdar terms firing at Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence 'cheap tactic'

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was formed on Sunday to probe the firing incidents at Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan's Lahore residence. As per the preliminary spatial observations by Crime Scene Unit (CSU), the bullet could be stray and on the final stage of its parabolic trajectory fired from a distance, said the report, adding that a search operation has been conducted on the probable direction of the bullet trajectory. Read More

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WaPo: Trump hasn't signed off on Russian Federation sanctions Haley announced

WaPo: Trump hasn't signed off on Russian Federation sanctions Haley announced

Moscow warned against any strikes and threatened to retaliate. "Right now they don't have very good friends and right now the friends that they do have are causing them harm", Haley said, referring to Russian Federation. "Lots of people got yelled at - some by the president", said a USA official at the United Nations. Lavrov noted that Russian and USA militaries have a hotline to prevent incidents, adding that it's not clear if it would be sufficient amid mounting tensions. Read More

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U.S. senators offer legislation covering military action against militants

U.S. senators offer legislation covering military action against militants

It does not authorize military action against any nation state, including Syria . Americans watched President Trump announce on TV this weekend that the United States was bombing Syria. However, the proposed legislation does not set an end date for military action other than Congressional review every four years. "Our proposal finally repeals those authorizations and makes Congress do its job by weighing in on where, when and with whom we are at war", Kaine said Monday. Read More

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Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial bias training

Starbucks closing all stores May 29 for racial bias training

Their demands include Starbucks paying their employees $15 per hour, the company's leadership meeting with their organization and clearly explaining the company's procedures, and further investments into Black owned businesses. Another 6,000 licenced cafés will stay open; the chain says training materials will be available to staff in those premises who are employed by grocery stores or airports. Read More

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Trump says Russia, China playing ´currency devaluation game´

Trump says Russia, China playing ´currency devaluation game´

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Trump wrote that the two countries were improperly manipulating their currencies in a way that gives them unfair trade advantages. China has then allowed the currency to appreciate only gradually, the report said , and "the distortion in the global trading system resulting from China's currency policy over this period imposed significant and long-lasting hardship on American workers and companies". Read More

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PM Modi on Sweden visit, will head towards United Kingdom tomorrow

PM Modi on Sweden visit, will head towards United Kingdom tomorrow

Indian Ambassador to Finland Vani Rao confirmed that issues related to global security would be discussed at the India-Nordic Summit. "Nordic competencies fit well with our vision for India's transformation", Modi said. "Rage over the agenda of division and hate your party and its innumerable offshoots have insidiously introduced into the grammar of our politics, our social and cultural life and even our daily discourse", they said in the letter. Read More

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Senior Hezbollah official: Israel's 'elimination of Iranians will be met with response'

Senior Hezbollah official: Israel's 'elimination of Iranians will be met with response'

Though it is generally thought that the drone was carrying out a reconnaissance mission, the official Israeli Army spokesman told Friedman on Friday that the drone's flight path and Israel's "intelligence and operational analysis of the parts of the Iranian unmanned vehicle" indicated that "the aircraft was carrying explosives" and that its mission was "an act of sabotage in Israeli territory". Read More

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Two men in custody following armed robbery

Two men in custody following armed robbery

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to 97 Edgington Lane for a report of an armed robbery. Officers were able to determine Travis and Busch were the suspects in the attempted armed robbery. Officers secured the premises and located the suspect. Officers listening to police-band dispatches about the incident on their radios spotted the vehicle and began following it as it entered southbound Lake Shore Drive at Irving Park Road. Read More

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