• Grassley: McConnell doesn't control my committee
Grassley: McConnell doesn't control my committee

Senator Chuck Grassley , the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman, said he was keeping his word to the bill's backers that the panel would take up the measure if they reached a bipartisan compromise, which they had. The majority leader came out strongly against attempts by Trump and House Republicans to cut some spending from the $1.3 trillio...

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  • Swaziland monarch proclaims his nation will be henceforth known as eSwatini
Swaziland monarch proclaims his nation will be henceforth known as eSwatini

African nations have "reverted to their ancient names before they were colonized", the King stated to a crowd. In addition to the symbolic value, the king also has more practical motivations for changing the country's name. "I would like to announce that Swaziland will now revert to its original name", he said, wearing red military uniform. "Wh...

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  • Police defuse WWII bomb in Berlin after mass evacuation
Police defuse WWII bomb in Berlin after mass evacuation

Bomb disposal experts defused a World War II bomb in Berlin on Friday after evacuating an area in the heart of Berlin including the central train station, a hospital and the Economy Ministry. Chancellor Angela Merkel's office and Germany's parliament building are close by, but outside the zone. A year ago some 60,000 people were evacuated fro...

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  • Romania government supports moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, president concerned
Romania government supports moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, president concerned

However, the government of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has not officially confirmed the news and a government spokesman refused to comment on the issue when asked by AFP. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah urged Romania on Thursday during a meeting with Romanian representative to Palestine Catalin Tirlea not to move its embassy.

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  • Fight against fires continues: Northwest Oklahoma faces extreme fire danger on Tuesday
Fight against fires continues: Northwest Oklahoma faces extreme fire danger on Tuesday

During historic fire conditions Tuesday, authorities were urging more people to evacuate as wildfires continued to burn in western Oklahoma. Firefighters from across the country are continuing to fight fires in the state. The largest of the Oklahoma fires had burned more than 384 square miles. At the 34 Complex fire near Woodward, spokesman John ...

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  • San Diego County To Study Affordable Housing Solutions
San Diego County To Study Affordable Housing Solutions

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to throw its support behind a lawsuit filed by the Trump administration that challenges the state's so-called sanctuary laws, despite a throng of protesters urging the board to reject it.

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  • Armenia suffers political instability after week-long protests
Armenia suffers political instability after week-long protests

On April 17, Sargsyan was elected as head of state by Armenia's parliament despite the protests. Armenia's new constitution approved in a 2015 referendum makes the prime minister the country's most powerful figure. Authorities said 46 people, including six police and opposition leader Pashinyan, sought medical help. Sargsyan's ally Armen Sarkissi...

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  • Top Committee Democrats announce opposition to secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo
Top Committee Democrats announce opposition to secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo

He also criticized Pompeo for failing to disclose his recent trip to North Korea in meetings with lawmakers. In a post on the church's official site, Van Den Berg wrote: "Mike has enemies because of his faith who may try to paint him in a poor light and make it hard for him to reach the Secretary of State position".

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  • Next Battlefield May Include A Battle Royale Mode
Next Battlefield May Include A Battle Royale Mode

From April 19-22, players will have the opportunity to participate in the revamped 50v50 battle royale while accumulating extra XP. " Battle royale " game modes have completely taken over game culture, "with everyone from celebrities to major game streamers to your kids playing either " Fortnite " or "PUBG," as my colleague Ben Gilbert puts it....

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  • Justice Department agrees to send Comey memos to Congress
Justice Department agrees to send Comey memos to Congress

Asked if he could end up being a witness, Comey said "potentially". On Thursday, the Justice Department agreed to provide Comey's own notes on his meetings with the president to Congress, according to a source familiar with the decision.

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  • PM accuses Russian Federation and Syria of trying to cover up chemical attack
PM accuses Russian Federation and Syria of trying to cover up chemical attack

The presidents of Turkey and Iran on Tuesday vowed to press on with their alliance alongside Russian Federation over Syria , the Turkish presidency said Tuesday, after Ankara backed strikes by the USA and its allies against the Assad regime.

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  • BJP hits out at Congress for 'defaming Hindus'
BJP hits out at Congress for 'defaming Hindus'

The ruling party's rene-wed attack on the Congr-ess comes a day after a special anti-terror court acquitted right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case in Hyderabad. Mr Shah also alleged that "The Congress also tried to substantiate its charge by foisting false cases against Hindus and pressuring investi...

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  • Judge holds Kobach in contempt in voter registration lawsuit Featured
Judge holds Kobach in contempt in voter registration lawsuit Featured

In May 2016, the same federal judge that has now found Kobach in contempt of court struck a blow to the law by ruling that Kansas could not require people to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote in certain circumstances.

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  • Operator Jailed for Hanging Up
Operator Jailed for Hanging Up

Crenshanda Williams , the 911 operator who famously didn't have time to talk with Houston residents trying to report emergencies and hung up on them had her day in court and was not a victor. The man called a second time and got a different operator, but by time police arrived, the store manager had been shot and killed. She will spend 10 days in...

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  • Trump Rejects Reports He Wants US To Rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership
Trump Rejects Reports He Wants US To Rejoin Trans-Pacific Partnership

Abe says Japan's position is that the TPP is best for the nations involved, but the US has said it wants a bilateral trade deal. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. In a Twitter post after the meeting with lawmakers, Trump said the U.S. "I don't think he is", added Kudlow. "Would only join TPP if t...

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  • Air quality across Arizona has improved despite population increase
Air quality across Arizona has improved despite population increase

Ozone levels spiked in the United States in 2016, which was the nation's second-hottest year on record, according to the American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report , released Wednesday. The Albany-Schenectady metro area fell to 94th most polluted for ozone from 136 a year ago. And earlier this month, the administrator proposed, EPA...

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  • Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 Florida deputies
Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 Florida deputies

The two deputies were men of integrity and loyalty, he said. The sheriff said Taylor Lindsey had several years with the department, having left and recently returned. May their families, friends and fellow officers find peace and comfort during this very hard time". "At this point, it remains an active criminal investigation with no apparent ...

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  • Beeville residents remember Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults
Beeville residents remember Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults

That led to decompression of the cabin which sucked one woman, Jennifer Riordan , partly out of the plane. The woman was partially pulled out of the aircraft. If you think maybe that "nerves of steel" line is some kind of exaggerated praise, it's not. Shults was commissioned into the Navy in 1985 and reached the rank of lieutenant commander, a...

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  • Moon: N. Korea says it wants complete denuclearisation
Moon: N. Korea says it wants complete denuclearisation

Shin Beom-chul, a senior fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies' security policy program, said the USA strike on Syria might have pressured North Korea because it shows the Trump administration's military options are real and that it could launch a limited strike on North Korean facilities as it did in Syria.

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  • End of an era as Cuba elects Miguel Diaz-Canel new president
End of an era as Cuba elects Miguel Diaz-Canel new president

After the result was announced Thursday, Diaz-Canel and Castro mounted the dais in front of the National Assembly and embraced in a gesture both real and deeply symbolic. Diaz-Canel was born a year after the Cuban revolution. Díaz-Canel dedicated "the first thought to the historical generation that made the revolution" and pointed out that "Cuba ...

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