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Explosions kill at least 4 at funeral in Kabul

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As some demonstrators tried to cross a police cordon, security forces began firing into the air to push them back. The witness said 12 people had been killed and 18 wounded. Later, the president's former special representative for reform and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud, also appeared at the scene of the protest , along with member of parliament Abdul Latif Pedram. Read More »

Ankara Summons US Ambassador In Dispute Over Washington Brawl

Ankara publicly scolded the Trump White House on Monday, haranguing America's top diplomat in Turkey over violent protests that took place in Washington during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week. WASHINGTON, (A.W.)- During an interview with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the USA had summoned the Turkish Ambassador to the State Department to express "dismay" regarding the May 16 attack against peaceful ... Read More »

Pens' Bonino game-time decision for Game 3

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NASHVILLE-In the white and yellow cinderblock hallways of Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators have built monuments to themselves, and to where they have come from. He's been their go-to guy when they need the red light lit. "If we want to win those two games in Nashville, we've got to make sure we play the same way", Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta said. Read More »

USA intel chief mum on possible Trump pressure on Russian Federation probe

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WASHINGTON-Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was cleared by ethics officials within the Justice Department to serve as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 campaign. In response to the report, a White House official pointed out that acting FBI director Andrew McCabe had testified last week that there had been "no effort to impede our investigation to date". Read More »

Third body recovered from rubble, names released

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Another body was recovered the next day, Thursday, June 1. 06/02/2017The site of a deadly explosion that killed two workers at a corn milling facility in Columbia County and injured over a dozen others had been reprimanded in the past for violating safety regulations. Read More »

Lieberman the frontrunner for Federal Bureau of Investigation post

President Trump expressed displeasure at the naming of a special counsel during a news conference at the White House, saying he believes "it divides the country ". Those were two of the four names the White House said Mr. Trump was considering to replace James B, Comey , who was sacked last week . Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, went on a long disquisition about his many problems with Lieberman, including his undermining of former president Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Read More »

Ex-Penn State officials get jail

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Schultz and two other former university administrators were each sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail for failing to alert authorities to a 2001 allegation against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky , a decision that enabled the now-convicted serial predator to continue molesting boys. Read More »

Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier , ex-vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley all were convicted of child endangerment charges Friday. In a court filing unsealed Thursday, the Pennsylvania attorney general's office also assailed two one-time Penn State administrators for their testimony in Spanier's March trial after they pleaded guilty in the case. Read More »

10 key points from Trump's address to Muslim leaders

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President Donald Trump addresses a gathering of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was addressing the heads of 50 Muslim majority countries during his first speech on foreign soil. Trump made nearly no mention of Israel, his next stop on the tour Monday, leaving it off a list of countries fighting terror. But he briefly referred to his upcoming meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »

Yale considering joining group committed to Paris climate accord

European Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete told reporters in Brussels he regretted the US pullout from the pact and said it could not be renegotiated, as Trump has suggested. "Am departing presidential councils". Protesters gather outside the White House in Washington , DC, on Thursday after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord. Read More »

MIT says Donald Trump totally misunderstood its climate science

Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States. " India's resolve to take up the leadership of saving the planet from climate change while others abrogate their leadership", he said, further adding that India has led the focus on Sustainable lifestyles in Paris agreement . Read More »

TrumpNoCare, budget wipe out health care

The comments Tuesday by Sens.Democrats, when they were in power in the Senate , ended the filibuster on confirming executive branch appointments and most judges in 2013, while Republicans ended the filibuster for Supreme Court justices earlier this year. Read More »

3 ex-Penn State officials sent to jail in Sandusky scandal

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Curley got a sentence of seven to 23 months, and will serve three of those months in jail. PennLive.com reported that Spanier received a sentence of four to 12 months, with two months in jail and two months of house arrest. All three were charged in 2011 after it was alleged that they failed to report a 2001 rape allegation involving Sandusky to police and child welfare officials. Read More »

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting scandal

Based on the exchanges, Weiner allegedly knew she was only 15 years old. Federal agents seized Weiner's laptop and other electronics, on which they found emails belonging to Huma Abedin , Weiner's then-wife and a close aide to Hillary Clinton . Read More »

This is about those little girls: Portland stabbing victim

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In the courtroom, Jeremy Joseph Christian , the Portland stabbing suspect, yelled as if he was proud of himself in his first courtroom appearance, and sadly did not show any regret for the atrocious crime he is accused of. Records show he is homeless and unemployed . Christian, who has a criminal history, is scheduled to be arraigned today. The 21-year-old survivor of the Portland stabbing is asking people to place their attention on the girls victimized instead of him. Read More »

Flynn to provide documents to Senate panel

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In a statement, the House committee said it had issued subpoenas seeking "testimony, personal documents and business records" from Flynn and Cohen. Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, was also present at the December meeting, the White House previously acknowledged. Read More »

Nobody at White House will say whether Trump believes in climate change

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The colour was plastered on buildings across the world including France , Canada , Australia and, of course, the United States of America itself. "Today, the future livability of our planet was threatened by President Trump's careless decision", he wrote on his strongly worded opinion of the executive choice, featuring an image of the White House . Read More »

Putin: US election hackers could have been from anywhere

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Modi said he held wide-ranging talks with Erdenebat during their interaction on the sidelines of the SPIEF. Vladimir Putin pushed back against NBC News' Megyn Kelly at a forum on Friday, saying that blaming Russian Federation for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee is just like "blaming the Jews". Read More »

Melania Trump gets rave reviews in Saudi press

In March, the US President declared that finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is maybe not as hard as people have thought. "That's why our qualitative advantage should remain". It is not illegal for presidents or their families to engage in philanthropy during their stint in the White House but these efforts are required to undergo a lengthy approval process that ensures there is no special influence or access given in exchange for the aid. Read More »

Man dies after fight near Russian Hill hotel, SF police say

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A Darwin man has died after a fight in San Francisco , with United States police arresting two people over his death. Fox 2 News reported that investigators are reviewing CCTV footage from a nearby security camera. Bate's LinkedIn page shows he was working as an analytical chemist for a company called SGS Australia. "Just banging on the door, 'Open up!" It was not yet clear whether Bate was staying in the hotel, however, as details were still unfolding. Read More »