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Venezuela's top court drops bid to assume Congress role

President Nicolas Maduro asked the Supreme Court in a late-night speech to review a ruling nullifying the branch of power that set off a storm of criticism from the opposition and foreign governments....

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Russia's Assad stance dims hopes for United States thaw

Putin doubled down on Russia's support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, repeating denials that Assad's government was to blame for the gas attack last week and adding a new theory that the att...

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Putin says U.S.-Russia ties worse since Trump took office

But the underlying tensions in the relationship never went away and last week's chemical attack, which Moscow denies was launched by Assad's forces, infuriated Trump and led to a punitive USA cruise...

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Hillary Clinton: Free NY tuition plan is progressive victory

Hillary Clinton: Free NY tuition plan is progressive victory

The Excelsior Scholarship - passed as part of the state budget on Sunday - will provide free tuition to students attending the State University or City University of ny if their families earn $125,...

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White House accuses Russian Federation of 'covering up' chemical attack by Syrian forces

A chemical attack on the city of Idlib last week killed dozens, including many children, and spurred President Trump to order airstrikes on the base from which the assault was launched. It is our poli...

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Suspected Stockholm attacker was rejected for asylum

Suspected Stockholm attacker was rejected for asylum

Britain said another Stockholm victim was Chris Bevington. Bevington worked as a director for the music streaming service Spotify. Sources told Sky News on Saturday the suspected terrorist "burn...

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At least 4 missing after powerful Australia cyclone

At least 4 missing after powerful Australia cyclone

Major flooding is affecting areas of southeast Queensland and northern NSW, where some parts received up to 789mm of rain in the 24 hours to midnight. There was chaos in the state's southwest when nea...

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Do Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost $3 million?

Do Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost $3 million?

The President's trips to Florida have already cost taxpayers at least $24 million dollars - roughly as much as what Obama spent in eight years, the Independent reported . "PresObama is not busy tal...

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'Heartbroken' Ivanka Trump influenced Syria strike, her brother says

'Heartbroken' Ivanka Trump influenced Syria strike, her brother says

This time , a feud between her and the presidential daughter and assistant, Ivanka Trump, has escalated. Eric Trump then took it a step further in a newly published interview with the Telegraph ...

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Former Obama Officials Respond to Criticism of Inaction on Syria

Tillerson is expected in Moscow this week for talks with Russian officials. "It's vital that the United States is now clear about its intentions and that the whole global community works towards a p...

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US naval ships head toward Korean Peninsula

US naval ships head toward Korean Peninsula

The Pentagon says a Navy carrier strike group is moving toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula. Kim Yong-hyun, a professor at Dongguk University, ...

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Mark Cuban: NBA rejected idea of having Tony Romo play in game

Beasley said he's followed the NFL career of Romo, who was a star football and basketball player at Burlington High School, since Romo arrived in Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2003. Dallas ...

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Japan may hold joint drill with U.S. carrier to pressure N. Korea

Japan may hold joint drill with U.S. carrier to pressure N. Korea

The test was not publicized inside North Korea. The ban followed strict, new sanctions imposed in November by the United Nations on North Korean coal exports, which China helped to draft and pass. "...

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Differing US priorities offered on Syria

In the strongest condemnation of Russia's involvement from a senior United Kingdom minister, the Defence Secretary called on Putin to rein in its ally's use of chemical weapons in order to absolve...

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'Doing much better': Smiling Dortmund bomb attack victim Marc

Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, talks to teammates after a window of Dortmund's team bus was damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Boruss...

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United Airlines pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

United Airlines pledges to review policies on removal of passengers

David Dao , 69, was thrust into the national spotlight after cellphone video captured him being forcibly removed from a plane at O'Hare International Airport that was headed to Louisville. So, carr...

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Russia criticizes UK decision to cancel Johnson visit to Moscow

Johnson, who called the USA response "a clear and united message" from the West, will call on G7 ministers to issue a joint declaration calling for Russian Federation to end its support for the As...

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Re-polling will trigger more violence and killings

Two government schools designated as polling stations for the Wednesday's by-poll to Ananatnag Lok Sabha constituency, The New Indian Express reported. There is an atmosphere of fear in both the con...

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Free college in NY and how it will work

Free college in NY and how it will work

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature reached a deal at the weekend for free university and college tuition for less well-off families. " The Excelsior Scholarship will make college acce...

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Guitarist J. Geils, who sang 'Centerfold,' dies at age 71

Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure, Palma said. Formed in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1967, the J. Geils Band became fast local favorites and released their self-titled debut...

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G7 fails to agree on sanctions against Russian Federation

It's unclear, Tillerson noted, whether Moscow had failed to take seriously its responsibility to purge Syria of chemical weapons or was just incompetent. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. "The ...

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Sharif, army chief say won't come under any pressure on Jadhav

Sharif, army chief say won't come under any pressure on Jadhav

Likewise Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj also slammed the death sentence as "an indefensible verdict" and warned Pakistan to "consider the consequences" of the case on its relations with India. But now...

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Tillerson meets Lavrov after war of words over Syria

Diplomats said that Russian Federation has put forward a rival draft resolution that expresses concern at last week's gas attack and condemns the USA strike on Syria. Putin cited intelligence he said ...

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Defying the supreme leader? Ahmadinejad set to run for Iran presidency

Ahmadinejad was the sixth president of Iran from 2005 to 2013. Former President of Iran , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run in the upcoming presidential elections. Khamenei's "advice was ...

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Buster Posey doing well after struck in head by a pitch

While manager Bruce Bochy said following Monday's 4-1 victory that Posey was doing fine , the Giants planned to check in with him overnight and re-evaluate him Tuesday. I got out there as quick as I ...

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Federal agents from across USA brought in to help with Janesville manhunt

Federal agents from across USA brought in to help with Janesville manhunt

Investigators say Jakubowski is "highly dangerous" and recently sent a 161-page manifesto to the White House outlining his extreme anti-government views, reports the Washington Post . He also obtaine...

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Book says 36-24-36 best female shape, sparks row

Book says 36-24-36 best female shape, sparks row

A Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) textbook that advocates 36, 24, 36 as the "best" shape for females and references beauty pageants while advocating the ideal figure is in the centre of a ...

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Ethics panel steps into spotlight with Nunes inquiry

Nunes said he will continue to run other committee activities and has asked to speak to the Ethics Committee as soon as possible in hopes of having the claims against him dismissed. The incident cau...

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North Korea is ready to launch nuclear test at Punggye-ri site

North Korea is ready to launch nuclear test at Punggye-ri site

We talked a lot of things". China's foreign ministry on Wednesday reiterated Beijing's position of calming the situation via a "dual suspension" of North Korea's nuclear tests and the United States'...

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US President Trump dials China's Xi Jinping, discusses North Korea

US President Trump dials China's Xi Jinping, discusses North Korea

Trump's decision to launch a missile strike on Syria last week during his Florida meeting with Xi was also interpreted by many as a warning to Pyongyang, as well as a retaliatory response to an alle...

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Sessions says he admires Bannon, hasn't received pushback from Trump family

Sessions says he admires Bannon, hasn't received pushback from Trump family

But judging by President Donald Trump's own words, it doesn't sound particularly good. The New York Post featured an item Tuesday (May 11) under the headline " Trump won't definitively say he stil...

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Trump says China won't be labeled a currency manipulator

As president, though, he told the Journal he'd consider renominating Yellen, because "I like her". President Donald Trump publicly reneged Wednesday on a pledge he delivered with consistency throu...

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Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

Fiercely feuding over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin met the top American diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday to see if they could rescue relations between the world's mightiest military powers...

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Trump says US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"

He said Moscow was ready to resume a deal with Washington to avoid incidents in Syrian airspace as the two countries lead separate bombing campaigns. What we are not certain of yet is what kind of o...

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USS Carl Vinson heads back to Korean Peninsula

Foreign ministry officials said they were "ready to react to any kind of war that the U.S. wants" according to reports on state television. United States officials said it would still take the str...

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