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Donors seek to drum up Syria billions as UN convenes

Donors seek to drum up Syria billions as UN convenes

Hundreds of people suffocated to death in the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital. "[After the first time Assad gassed his people] President Obama threatened air strikes, but instead, he stru...

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North Korea fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

The U.S. Pacific Command said it detected and tracked what it assessed as North Korean missile launched from land near the eastern city of Sinpo. It also came days ahead of the upcoming summit talks...

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Equal Pay Day brings attention to gender gap between men, women's salaries

She added: "Closing the gender pay gap is critical to the economic empowerment of American women, and it is the responsibility of all Americans to come together in pursuit of equal pay". As today ma...

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Pink diamond fetches record $71.2M in Hong Kong auction

In 2013, Isaac Wolf , a diamond cutter in NY, actually tried to buy the special gem for $83 million in Geneva - but he might have overestimated his millions, as he later had to default on the purch...

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4 things to know about Equal Pay Day

Although women continue to make less than men, progress has been made. The National Partnership analysis showed that, if the gap were closed, me women could afford food for 1.5 more years, 7.5 ...

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Armenia set to hold parliamentary elections

Armenia set to hold parliamentary elections

The opposition says the changes were made to allow Sargsyan, 62, to maintain his grip on power by remaining party leader after he steps down as president. According to Armenia's police, the majority ...

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More Companies Pull Ads From 'O'Reilly Factor' After Harassment Report

As a company we seek to partner with companies and programming that share our values of inclusion and diversity. But at least one advertiser, vehicle company Mercedes-Benz, said it was pulling its ad...

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Sen. Merkley takes over Senate floor to protest Gorsuch nomination

That would be unprecedented at this level. "Instead, he has chosen a nominee who, after long reflection and in hearing from my constituents, I can not support". "Not one", McConnell said. "In his writ...

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North Dakota House approves medical marijuana regulations

North Dakota House approves medical marijuana regulations

A survey past year by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found 61 percent support legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, while a CNN survey from 2014 found that 88 percent of thos...

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Ivanka Trump: My dad 'always listens' in disagreements

Ivanka Trump says that when she disagrees with her father, "he knows it, and I express myself with total candor". The comments come amid questions about her role in the White House and after she s...

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Susan Rice Denies Trump Team Targeted, Senator Calls for Investigation

Susan Rice Denies Trump Team Targeted, Senator Calls for Investigation

Rice has denied the allegations, calling them "absolutely false" in an MSNBC interview on Tuesday. "When that occurred, what I would do - or what any official would do - is to ask their briefer ...

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Hotel incident puts focus on carbon monoxide detectors

According to the authorities, staff at the local Quality Inn and Suites in Niles found six children laying on the pool deck unconscious and unresponsive on Saturday around 10 a.m. Thirteen-year-old Br...

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UNC's campus celebration after the national title results in 7 injuries

UNC's campus celebration after the national title results in 7 injuries

The Gamecocks used a big second half to get by Duke, and the Tar Heels shot 25 free throws to 8 by the Arkansas Razorbacks to get to the Sweet 16 in Memphis. Refs called a jump ball, and with th...

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Severe storms possible in the Triangle tonight, Tuesday morning

Severe storms possible in the Triangle tonight, Tuesday morning

Those areas could have a risk of long-track tornadoes, hail up to baseball size and damaging winds. Back then, the National Weather Service could hardly see green blobs on their radar outputs, and...

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Pink Star becomes most expensive gemstone sold at auction

Steinmetz Diamonds, owned by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, spent two years cutting and polishing the stone, which was mined by De Beers in Botswana. "We're very happy", Wong said. The Pink Sta...

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Trump administration announces steps to combat H-1B visa abuse

Trump administration announces steps to combat H-1B visa abuse

Tech companies are dependent on the H-1B program to bring in employees with special skills. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ruled that an entry level computer programmer positi...

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Cowboys officially release Tony Romo

According to ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys turned in formal paperwork on Tuesday to release Romo. Romo will be designated as a post-June 1 cut, which means the Cowboys will be able to spread h...

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Tillerson to make first United Nations visit for meeting on N. Korea

Tillerson to make first United Nations visit for meeting on N. Korea

Still, Trump told the Financial Times newspaper that during his meeting with Xi, he doesn't "want to talk about tariffs yet, perhaps the next time we meet". administration. "They need to have ac...

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White House stacked with millionaires, financial disclosures reveal

Counsellor to the President earned almost US$850,000 in the past year and held assets worth between US$10 million and as much as US$39 million. White House press secretary Sean Spicer praised the re...

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Threat of severe weather increases for Wednesday

Anywhere from 11pm to 6am will have a good threat for severe thunderstorms which could include damaging winds over 60 miles per hour and even some tornadoes . The risk for lightning is "significa...

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With HB2 repeal, NCAA satisfied with North Carolina

Pat McCrory, a Republican, passed the controversial HB2 bill that said people could only access public bathrooms based on their gender at birth. Had Charlotte lost those games, SC likely would h...

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Lawmakers weigh White House offer to revive health care bill

Vice President Mike Pence and two top White House officials made the offer in a closed-door meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus, according to a participant. They are also considering al...

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NZ condemns attack in Syria

The head of the health authority in rebel-held Idlib said more than 50 people had been killed and 300 wounded. Syrian opposition and rebel forces - including ISIS - do not have the ability to hit targ...

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Governor Declares State of Emergency In Advance of Predicted Storms

Garber Thursday said he wanted notice of charges, evidence and witnesses appearing and the ability to cross-examine witnesses. "I think this is a situation where the subject of the investigation doesn...

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Trump admin announces tough steps to detect H-1B visa fraud

The warning came as the government began accepting employers' H-1B visa petitions for the next fiscal year beginning 1 October, 2017. "Employers who abuse the H-1B visa program may negatively affect...

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U.S. Senate Republican leader starts clock ticking to showdown on Gorsuch

U.S. Senate Republican leader starts clock ticking to showdown on Gorsuch

Those Democrats would again vote no. And Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused the "modern" Democrat Party of opposing anyone President Trump would appoint to the Supreme Court . But McConnell is expecte...

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USA condemns chemical attack in Syria as "heinous actions"

In a statement, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the use of chemical weapons, as well as any deliberate targeting of medical facilities, "would amount to war crimes and serious violations ...

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Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper Gets Late-Night Show

Comedy Central's Jordan Klepper Gets Late-Night Show

Among the show's producers is Jason Ross, an Emmy-winning 11-year veteran of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show . Indeed, there's reason to hope The President Show will offer more than belly laughs b...

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Nigerian teenager admitted by eight Ivy League schools

Nigerian teenager admitted by eight Ivy League schools

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a Nigerian-born teenager schooling in New Jersey has been accepted into eight Ivy League schools in the United States. But, she noted that none of the schools where she applied ...

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Great Final Four matchups for the sports fan

The Tar Heels improved to 24-15 against UK. The league hadn't had three teams in the Elite Eight since 1986 ( Kentucky , Auburn and LSU). OR was seeded third in the West Region, and SC was seventh in ...

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Justice Dept. seeks pause on agreement with Baltimore police

Justice Dept. seeks pause on agreement with Baltimore police

District Court of Maryland. Sessions said the review is necessary for ensuring no reform agreements undermine the Trump administration's goals of promoting police officer safety and morale while...

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Paul Manafort volunteers to appear before committee investigating Russian election hacking

Mr. Trump had earlier claimed , without evidence, that Trump Tower had been wiretapped by the Obama administration. Now what are becoming daily briefings are being done separately. We have some thi...

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Stormy weather back in forecast for Southern Plains

Weather forecasts prompted the school to initially push the event to Monday evening before postponing it altogether. A cold front is moving through upstate South Carolina Monday , bringing with i...

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President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City

Monson and his message this morning", said Elder Ronald A. Rasband, of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shortly following Monson's announcement. The Pocatello City Council will vote on th...

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McCaskill To Vote 'No' On Gorsuch, Citing His 'Lack Of Humanity'

Michael Bennet of Colorado, Jon Tester of Montana and Joe Donnelly of IN, and are also hoping for support from Sen. As of Friday afternoon, 36 Democrats had indicated their support for such a move...

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