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Ivanka Dancing With Her Babies Upsets Liberals on Twitter

Even prior to receiving her formal White House position, Trump back-channeled with members of Congress during the transition on the issues of child-care tax credits and paid maternity leave legislation. there is a serious disconnect". Maybe she even flew first class. Trump staffer Lynne Patton, who works in the White House as a senior adviser and director of public liaison, went the extra mile, posting a shot of herself and friends reading Trump's book in the lobby of the Trump ... Read More

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Comey says WikiLeaks isn't journalism

To restart it in a hugely significant way, potentially finding emails which would reflect on her from the beginning would require an act of concealment. Comey's revelation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining additional emails from Hillary Clinton that were discovered on disgraced former Rep. Read More

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Houston chef takes home James Beard award

Houston chef takes home James Beard award

If you're looking to try the best of what regional James Beard Foundation Award winners have to offer, you'll have to point your vehicle due east. If you recall, Seattle's own Edouardo Jordan, who just last week opened his second restaurant JuneBaby , was a finalist for Best Chef Northwest, as were Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi. Read More

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Pittsburgh Steelers select T.J. Watt with No. 30 overall pick

Watt really has just that lone year under his belt, but Pittsburgh actually sees that as a huge plus. -Lake liked the physicality Allen applied to tackling, even as a player who was still developing after transitioning to defense. He's quick, and I believe it's been said in other scouting reports, but he has significant ability to use his hands to shed blocks, block passes, or as seen against Purdue, tip and intercept a pass and return for a pick-six . Read More

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Chinese Foreign Minister and Rex Tillerson meet; discuss bilateral ties

He cited DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un's description of his country as a "responsible nuclear-weapon State" and a recent statement by a delegate that "going nuclear armed is the policy of our State". linking South Korean railways with China), he added. Wang warned that "use of force. will only lead to bigger disasters". He said, "failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences". Read More

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USS Michigan nuclear sub heads to South Korea

North Korea's state media was defiant in a commentary marking the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army, saying its military was prepared "to bring to closure the history of US scheming and nuclear blackmail". Washington has sent the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the Korean peninsula, where it is expected to arrive - after a derision-provoking delay - later this week. Read More

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Asean urges N.Korea to comply with global obligations

Asean urges N.Korea to comply with global obligations

Aquino III. Some experts believe that Beijing is now capable of deploying combat aircraft on several of its manmade features. A ruling handed down a year ago by the United Nations-backed Permanent Arbitration Court in The Hague, which invalidated Beijing's so-called nine-dash-line claim over almost the entire South China Sea, can not be ignored in any code of conduct. Read More

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Palestinians say 3 wounded at protests for prisoners

Palestinians say 3 wounded at protests for prisoners

An Israeli police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. Palestinian political prisoners held under military law have endured 50 years of physical and psychological ill-treatment, kicking, beating, forced stress positions, sleep deprivation, solitary confinement, threats of sexual violence and threats of arrest of family members. Read More

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Barack Obama secures $800000 for two speaking engagements

He recently came under attack over a reported $400,000 speaking fee he is set to receive for delivering the keynote speech at investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald's annual healthcare conference in September, according to CNBC . Mr. Obama has not addressed the controversy that was created and is thriving inside of the Washington bubble. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she was "troubled" by the big-ticket talk . Read More

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French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

Serbia called an immediate cabinet meeting to discuss the court's decision, which can not be appealed. Serbia requested Haradinaj be transferred to the country after French authorities arrested him in January on a Serbian warrant. Haradinaj, a lawmaker who briefly served as premier from 2004 and now leads an opposition party, told AFP in an interview this month that he is the victim of "political persecution". Read More

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Backed forces demand Syria no-fly zone after Turkish airstrikes

USA officials said Turkey had informed the United States less than an hour in advance that it meant to carry out the bombing raids in the crowded airspace over northern Syria and Iraq. The PKK established a presence in the Sinjar region during the summer of 2014 when its fighters helped tens of thousands of Yazidis escape Mount Sinjar, which was encircled by IS militants at the time. Read More

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Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

On Sunday, a narrow majority of Turkish voters cast their ballots in favour of 18 constitutional amendments that will, among other things, see Turkey transform from a parliamentary to a presidential system of governance. In particular, Erdogan will have the power to appoint and fire ministers, name half the members of Turkey's highest judicial body, hold the leadership of a political party while in office, and lead the country for the next 12 years, if he wins future elections. Read More

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EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

Pruitt has criticized the EPA for overreach and Trump's administration has taken steps to roll back environmental regulations. Residents and environmentalists are calling for more support and testing. Chanting crowds weaved through streets of East Chicago on Wednesday near a Superfund site . The land we walk upon is contaminated. Eleven of the remaining families have found new homes and are in the process of moving, according to HUD. Read More

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Fitbit gives evidence in murder case

Fitbit gives evidence in murder case

For instance, "on that morning, three dogs picked up no scent other than Dabate's outside the home, there didn't appear to be any point of entry for an intruder and the house was remarkably organized given the struggle Dabate described". Along with credit card bills for flowers and hotels. Police also say Dabate changed his story, put in a claim for his wife's $475,000 life insurance policy and withdrew almost $93,000 from an investment account in his wife's name. Read More

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Senators head to "commander in chief's house" for North Korea briefing

With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the USA homeland. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Harris said he expects North Korea, under Kim's autocratic rule, to soon be able to develop a long-range missile capable of striking the United States, despite some spectacular failures in its ballistic missile programme. Read More

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Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

On Monday, the International Olympic Committee released a statement declaring that re-testing of Chernova's samples from Beijing revealed the prohibited substance turinabol. Recently, the Russian Athletics Federation issued a list of five athletes who confessed to having used turinabol, among which stand out the winners of London-2012 Antonina Krivoshapka (Silver Medal, 4 x 400 relay) and Yevguenia Kolodko (Silver Medal, shot put). Read More

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14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram

14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram

Fourteen people, including four women and two children, were killed in the blast, officials said. Tariq Hassan, a top official in the Kurram tribal area, said the van was heading to Sadah from Godar when it ran over the bomb. For over a decade, Pakistan has been fighting Islamic militants who have killed tens of thousands of people. Census workers have been the target of many attacks since the national enumeration exercise kicked off on March 15. Read More

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Labour government would seek to create four new bank holidays

In ruling out a progressive alliance between the Greens, SNP, Lib Dems and Labour, both Corbyn and Farron have doomed the United Kingdom to another Conservative government. "With Theresa May's record as home secretary and the way she's conducted herself since she's been Prime Minister, I don't think anybody can be in doubt as to how serious she takes those responsibilities and is really on top of the detail". Read More

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Chechnya leader rejects reports of gay torture

Chechnya leader rejects reports of gay torture

The "elimination" of gay men is thought to be started before the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Russian vigilantes kidnap and attack a young gay Russian they first stalked on a local social media site. The Guardian reports Kadyrov has endorsed polygamy, and compulsory wearing of the hijab for women in public places. His spokesperson told a Russian government news agency it is "impossible to prosecute those who are not in the republic". Read More

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Labour set to fall behind the Tories in Wales, new poll claims

Wales has been a Labour stronghold for decades. Labour are down three points, but the Tories have soared by 12 points and appear to have picked up all the UKIP supporters, many of whom were previous Labour loyalists. They have won a majority of Welsh seats at every general election since 1935 on and the most votes at every election from 1922 on. The poll put support for UKIP on 6 percent, down 7 points. Read More

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Netanyahu: Lessons of Holocaust guide him

Six Holocaust survivors were selected to light torches at the ceremony that expressed the 2017 memorial day theme of "Restoring their Identities: The Fate of the Individual During the Holocaust". "Nazi ideology cast the world as a racial struggle, and the singular focus on the total destruction of every Jewish person was at its racist core", the Museum wrote in its statement. Read More

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Boy drives 1300km before being stopped by police

Boy drives 1300km before being stopped by police

The child was picked up by local police in the mining city of Broken Hill, around a 14-hour drive from his starting point in the village of Kendall in the east of Australia. The trip was scheduled to take about 40 hours and would have gone through the desert of Nullarbor Plain. Police later said that he did not hit a single object while on his way to the fast-food outlet. Read More

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UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Britain joins a list of western European countries scheduled to hold elections this year. May, under the Fixed-Terms Parliaments Act, needed a two-thirds House of Commons' majority (434 MPs) in order for a snap election to take place. The current Parliament will dissolve on June 3. The pro-Brexit, right-wing newspapers portrayed her decision as an aggressive move to strengthen her hand in the talks with the 27 other European Union members and to crush her domestic opponents. Read More

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Pence In Asia, Trump Signs Executive Order: White House Schedule April 21

Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia for its tradition of "modern Islam" Thursday, sending a conciliatory message to the Islamic world as the Trump administration continues to cause unease among Muslims. Following a meeting with the Indonesian President - which was seen by many as nothing more than a courtesy call - Mr Pence said the United States was interested in a "win-win relationship" with south east Asia's biggest economy. Read More

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VP Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call

Indonesia, where most practice a moderate form of Islam, has always been held up as an example of a successful Muslim democracy where followers of the faith live largely peacefully alongside religious minorities. Pence said at a joint news conference with Jokowi that the USA wants to strengthen its strategic partnership with Indonesia. Still, Indonesia has plenty of protectionist trade policies that disadvantage U.S. Read More

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House Intel Committee asks Comey, Rogers and others to testify

House Intel Committee asks Comey, Rogers and others to testify

Mike Conaway, the committee sent letters this week to FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers inviting them to appear at a closed hearing on May 2. Nunes was an early backer of Trump during the campaign and served on his transition team. Nunes created a furor in Washington by saying he had to rush to the White House to inform the president about what he'd found, only for it to be revealed later that the documents had come to him from the White House. Read More

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