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Mike Flynn Talked How to Remove Enemy of Erdogan During Campaign

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It specifically highlighted Turkey's crackdown on followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen - blamed by the Turkish government for the coup attempt - as an example of undemocratic policies. Anyone representing the interests of foreign powers in a political capacity must declare their interest to the U.S. government under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Read More »

Health Care - Right or Privilege?

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It shouldn't, according to Sasse, who points out every Republican campaigned on repeal. The AHCA did neither - if passed, 24 million fewer Americans would have insurance and most would see premium increases. Democrats in Congress need to come to the table. Trump, for whom repealing the legislation had been a key promise during his campaign, and other party leaders have said they're moving on to other policy priorities, such as overhauling the USA tax code. Read More »

UT releases report detailing sexual assault

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His name is Greg Fenves, not Gary Fenves. Other findings of the survey among UT-RGV students also found 9 percent experienced unwanted sexual touching, 16 percent said they've been sexually harassed by other students, and 11 percent said they've been stalked. Read More »

Breitbart Media Creds on Hold Amid Bannon Questions

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The committee also appeared irked by issues that included the zoning of Breitbart's office space - and that Breitbart waited until right before the committee's deadline to declare that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon had severed ties with Breitbart shortly after the election. Read More »

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

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The conservative candidate François Fillon, who has been beset by a scandal, is at 17 percent while the two leftist candidates, the Socialist Benoît Hamon and Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the far left, are both at 12 percent with the former losing 4 points and the latter unchanged in the last two weeks. Read More »

Senate panel OKs bill to appoint schools chief

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The committee also added in language that the nominee most have a college degree and have five years experience in education, has held a license as a teacher, superintendent or principal for five years or is now employed as a teacher, principal or superintendent. Read More »

Carrie Lam, in a nod to Beijing, wins Hong Kong leadership race

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But Mrs Lam made it clear that she does not intend to make democratic reform a priority. Joshua Wong, secretary general of the political party Demosistō and one of the most prominent leaders of the 2014 protests, said the phone calls from the police came immediately after Lam's election victory. Read More »

China Southern Airlines seeking pact with American

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The news helped the share prices of China Southern to surge by 5.3% when trading resumed on Monday morning. The company has been in a trading halt since last Wednesday when it was reported by Bloomberg that China Southern was in advanced talks to sell a $200m stake to AA. Read More »

N.Ireland parties told time is running out to form new govt

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The deadline for forming a new executive in Northern Ireland is expected to pass without a resolution, after Sinn Féin announced it would not nominate a deputy first minister. The political crisis was sparked in January when the deputy first minister, Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, resigned over First Minister Arlene Foster's handling of a green energy scheme introduced while she was economy minister. Read More »

Killed in Communal Clashes in Gujarat's Patan, 13 Arrested

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They ransacked dozen of homes and torched more than 20 houses. Police resorted to lathicharge and burst several teargas shells to disperse the mob but as violence continued unabated, police opened fire, in which one youth was killed. Cross police complaints were filed at Chanasma police station against a total of 45 accused and a crowd comprising over 3,000 people under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including 302 (murder), 147, 148, 149 (rioting armed with deadly weapons, unlawful ... Read More »

Nia Sharma looks HOT in a bikini

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Nia's a water baby and her Instagram pics are a proof to that. Wearing a blue one-piece she is raising the temperature even higher looking hot and glamorous at the same time. She is now a part of a web series by Vikram Bhatt, Twisted . Directed by Anupam Saroj, Nia will be seen romancing a newcomer Namit Khanna in Twisted . Read More »

Workers at the world's largest copper mine in Chile end 43/day strike

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BHP Billiton is the controlling shareholder in the operation - which produced about 5% of the world's copper a year ago - alongside fellow London-listed partner Rio Tinto PLC, with the rest owned by a Japanese consortium led by Mitsubishi. Management at Escondida said triggering that law, known as Article 369, was a mistake. BHP declined to comment further on the union's decision. But industry analyst Gustavo Lagos warned the outcome was a win for no one. Read More »

Pope Francis plans April visit to Egypt

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The statement also said that President El-Sisi, who met the pope in a 2014 visit to the Vatican, holds Pope Francis in high regard and admires his moral and spiritual stature as well as his courageous stances on some global issues. President Sisi condemned the attack, calling it cowardly, and declared three days of national mourning. This came after a denunciation by then-Pope Benedict of a bomb attack outside a church in Alexandria in 2011 that killed 23 worshippers. Read More »

Care Debacle Further Depresses Trump's Already-Low Approval Ratings

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It is probably safe to say that anything less than 40 percent presidential job approval once midterms roll around is going to be a big problem for the president's party; the three times it has happened (Truman '46 and '50 and Bush '06) the White House party lost an average of 38 House seats (along with control of the House). Read More »

Vucic: Serbia Will Never Join NATO

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Serbia, which in the 1990s was seen as pariah of Western Balkans for its central role in wars that followed the collapse of Yugoslavia, expects to complete negotiations on European Union membership by 2019. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation launched the airstrikes in Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo after then-Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic rejected a deal that would end his violent crackdown against Kosovo Albanian separatists and civilians. Read More »

JC Penney in Findlay on list of 138 to close

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Ellison, chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney, stated in the release. The retailer also will close a distribution facility in Lakeland in Central Florida. The closings will affect a reported 5,000 jobs nationwide. Penney posted a profit for the fourth quarter, compared to a loss a year ago. The 138 stores that are closing represent 13 percent to 14 percent of its stores, but less than 5 percent of its total sales. Read More »

CCTV footage emerges from Orly airport attack

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A standoff ensues as the struggle continues for almost a minute before he is shot dead by other soldiers as he grabs the weapon. Several days after a terrorist attack was thwarted at the Paris Orly Airport, Associated Press news agency published security footage from the scene. Read More »

Small plane crashes into Georgia home, pilot killed

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The cause of the crash is unknown but the pilot had radioed in a problem with the plane's autopilot function moments before the crash. Traffic is being redirected around the Cobb County neighborhood, WSB reported . "They're really good at what they do, and to find the fate of whatever happened to 6365 Delta rests with them", he said. The plane's fuselage was heavily damaged in the crash, but the vast majority of the debris was found elsewhere, he said. Read More »

SC gives Centre 2 weeks to respond

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Last December, the SC said pellet guns should not be used indiscriminately and excessively in Jammu and Kashmir to controlling unruly crowds. The plea also sought directions to consider extension of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992 to Jammu and Kashmir and make amendments so that benefits available to minorities of other states could also be given to the minorities of J&K. Read More »

Child steals the Pope's hat, invites wrath of God

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Estella Westrick was visiting Rome with her family from Atlanta, Georgia, hoping to meet Francis following his audience in St. Peter's Square. "Right before she went up she was a little nervous", her godfather Mountain Butorac told CNN . Read More »