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Gonzaga and OR punch their tickets to the Final Four

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He finished with 17 points in 37 minutes and bounced back nicely from the game against MI. "We will see the Oregon Ducks cutting down the National Championship nets". But the Jayhawks, with their four-guard lineup, brashly turned up the tempo, wore the big fellas down and rolled right on through to the Elite Eight . Read More »

Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill off House floor

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I'm disappointed because we could have had it. Yesterday when asked by the media about President Trump's comments that Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were the biggest losers in yesterday's defeat of the GOP bill he smiled and stated. Read More »

Oil producers' compliance with deal at 94 percent: Russian Federation

On November 30, 2016, OPEC countries agreed on reducing oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day for the first six months of 2017, with a daily cartel-wide cap standing at 32.5 million barrels. The original deal was to last six months, with the possibility of a six-month extension. The average of OPEC countries compliance with the output-cut agreement is expected to exceed 100% while that of non-OPEC countries to surpass 60%. Read More »

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say

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According to Merz, Cameo has a history of gun violence, including a shooting inside on New Year's Day 2015 and another in the parking lot that September. We will update as the situation develops. The others hit by gunfire were in stable condition in other area hospitals, and some were treated and released. Read More »

Three Malaysian hostages rescued from Abu Sayyaf

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Thank you to all those involved in the rescue efforts. The Malaysians have been brought to Jolo. "Hope they will be patient", Najib told this reporters at his residence at Jalan Duta today. "Insya Allah, we hope they will recover", he added. "They (kidnap victims) were always on our mind with efforts continuously made by the government to save them", he said. Read More »

Trumpcare bill is dead: Top Republican

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The conservatives believed in part that mandates made the legislation too similar to Obama's Affordable Care Act they were seeking to overturn. "I know President Trump is committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a system that works for American families, and I look forward to working with him do just that". Read More »

USA confirms coalition strike in Mosul district where dozens reported killed

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Chris Woods, the director of the Airwars monitoring group, told the paper that in March alone the number of reported civilian deaths had risen to 1,058 compared with 465 in December, the last month of the Obama presidency. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, "the worst is yet to come" as the coalition braces for its final push to completely liberate Mosul from the terrorists. Read More »

TDSB halts new student trips to the United States amid Trump travel ban

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Toronto schools will no longer allow student or staff trips to the US due to uncertainty over whether everyone will be allowed in in the wake of President Trump's travel ban. CNN noted that under the executive order signed by Trump, citizens from six different Muslim-majority nations may not be allowed in the USA under certain circumstances. Read More »

6 students hit by avalanche found no breathing in Japan's Tochigi

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An avalanche in a ski resort north of Tokyo has hit a group of Japanese school students, leaving several injured and some feared dead. Eight people have so far been located without any vital signs, Kazuya Nagai, a spokesman for Tochigi Northeast Area Fire Department Operation Center, told NBC News. Read More »

Syria Threatens Scud Strikes If Israel Attacks Again

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Israel had been intermittently attacking Syrian military targets throughout the Syrian Civil War, but that conflict has escalated dramatically in recent weeks, with Syria resisting larger Israeli strikes with anti-aircraft missiles, and Israel continuing to strike, and threatening to wipe out Syria's air defenses outright. Read More »

2 critical, 3 stable after nightclub shooting

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No suspect has been named or arrested. His family was notified. Chief Eliot Isaac of the Cincinnati Police Department said an argument among several men escalated into a shooting about 1:30 a.m. In September of that same year, a shooting victim was found in the club's parking lot. One local business owner is trying to help police catch the shooter, and he's doing it on Twitter . Read More »

Led Mosul airstrike may have killed over 100 civilians

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Police forces have been using heavy artillery, and accusations of civilian casualties in USA -strikes since President Trump took office have raised questions about whether the new administration is fulfilling his pledge to ramp up the campaign against the Islamic State at the expense of civilians. Read More »

Hong Kong Election 2017: One Country, Two Systems, But No Choice

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In Hong Kong, chief executive is not chosen by public vote, but by a 1,200-strong committee dominated by pro-Beijing electors. But the public backing for John Tsang also revealed a level of discontent among the people of Hong Kong over Beijing's increasing interference in Hong Kong's affairs, supposedly protected by the "One Country, Two Systems" framework. Read More »

Hundreds Of Civilian Causalities Reported From Overnight US-Led Airstrikes In Mosul

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After an initial review of strike data from March 16 to 23, the USA military said that ISIS targets were hit on March 17 at the request of Iraqi security forces. Iraqi forces, supported by air strikes from the global coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State, are engaged in a bitter struggle to dislodge the jihadists from Iraq's second-largest city. Read More »

Body of Mark Duffy recovered from wreckage of Rescue 116

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Teams of specialist Naval Service divers are embarking in pairs and remain underwater for up to ten minutes per dive. While a body had been found in the wreckage on Friday, rescue teams were hampered by bad weather, meaning it could not be retrieved. Read More »

Burnley defender Michael Keane: Why I had no chance at Man Utd

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Keane made the permanent switch to Turf Moor in January 2015 from Manchester United after a successful loan spell in the first half of that season and has been an integral part of the first team ever since. And on his England performance, he said: "It's a dream come true on a personal level". "I've been striving to get here for the past year or two, having come through the Under-21s". Read More »

Salvors raise Sewol ferry

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The waters where the ferry sank are notorious for risky currents. The South Korean government said on Wednesday that an attempt will be made to lift the sunken passenger ferry Sewol , which has lain in waters off southeastern South Korea for nearly three years. Read More »

Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Taping Dog's Mouth Shut

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The two sentences will run simultaneously as part of a plea deal he struck with prosecutors. In the Humane Society of the United States' 2016 annual ranking of animal abuse laws by state, SC ranked near the bottom in 43rd place - two spots higher than when Caitlyn was found by authorities. Read More »

Court hears "Hammer attack was like watching a horror movie"

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Roy Webster, 40, of Ashbree, Ashford, Co Wicklow has admitted killing Anne Shortall, 47, on 3 April 2015 but he has pleaded not guilty to murder. Ms Shortall's nose and mouth were obstructed by duct tape that had been wrapped around her head when she was either unconscious or dead. Read More »

Texan Ted Poe quits Freedom Caucus over health care bill

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MORE's signature healthcare legislation. Along the same lines, the conservative website Breitbart raised the possibility that the head of the House Freedom Caucus, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, could replace Ryan as speaker. The Freedom Caucus is one of a number of lawmakers' interest groups, known as caucuses, that meet and vote together on common legislative goals. "It's a vote for 8,000 pages of Obamacare". Read More »

London attacker Khalid Masood acted alone, according to police

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The attacker's auto struck pedestrians on the bridge before crashing into the railings surrounding the heavily guarded Houses of Parliament, sowing first shock then panic in the seat of British power. He said the "attacker acted alone and was inspired by worldwide terrorism". "We still believe that Masood acted alone on the day", he said in a statement. Read More »

London attacks: One suspect left in custody, 10 others released

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Rowley also confirmed today that Masood's birth name was Adrian Russell Ajao. Then he jumped out and attacked police officer Keith Palmer, fatally stabbing him before being shot dead by police. Born in Kent, Masood had previous convictions, including some for violent offenses, but none for terrorism, police said. After the attack, police also raided many properties in England and arrested at least 11 people but only one remained in custody on Saturday (25 March), according to Reuters. Read More »

Sweet Day: March 26 Is Maine Maple Sunday

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While this was they're first year hosting the tree tapping ceremony, Haskell A. Yancey Jr. said he and his wife, Jane W., have hosted Maple Weekend at their farm, 7981 Long Pond Road, Croghan, for fourteen years. "It's quite remarkable that you can get sugar from a tree", he said. "We're hearing that the maple sap has exceptionally high sugar content this year". Read More »