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Virginia set to announce Carla Williams as new athletic director

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With her hiring, she becomes the only African-American female athletic director of any school in the Power 5 conference. At Georgia, Williams, 49, was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the athletic director and was the administrator in charge of the football and men's basketball programs. Read More »

Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen's access to abortion

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Judge Chutkan said the Texas court ruling that approved the young woman's request for an abortion meant that she would cover the expense with the help of her court-appointed guardian. During oral arguments Friday, Justice Department lawyer Catherine Dorsey said the government was not taking a position in the case about whether undocumented immigrants have a right to an abortion, but that even if they did, that right was not being violated. Read More »

Trump disputes Gold Star widow's account of phone call

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I don't have nothing to say to him", she said. Her husband was killed in action in West Africa on October 4, one of four US soldiers who died in Niger when Islamic State militants attacked them. Kelly said she delivered a 2015 speech at an Federal Bureau of Investigation field office dedication in which she "talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building", rather than keeping the focus on the fallen agents for which it was named. Read More »

Backed forces seize major Syria oilfield

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The SDF said regime forces are 3 km away from the field.Regime troops, backed by Russian warplanes and Iranian-sponsored militias, have retaken almost all of the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor, as well as the town of Mayadeen, which is across the Euphrates River from Al-Omar oil field. Read More »

Who Is Tony Podesta? Mueller Turns Investigation Toward Him, New Report Says

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John Podesta is not now affiliated with the group. According to the report , the group was connected to a public relations campaign for a nonprofit in Ukraine called European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. The Ukrainian non-profit was allegedly backed by a pro-Russian party that Manafort had done consulting work for. NBC News says John Podesta is not now affiliated with the Podesta Group and is not part of Mueller's investigation. Read More »

Gold Star widow confirms Dem lawmaker's account of call from Trump

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Rep. Frederica Wilson had shared last week - including that Trump said her husband " knew what he signed up for , but when it happens it hurts anyway". La David Johnson said she has "nothing to say" to President Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the center of a national controversy. Read More »

Journalist for Russian radio station critical of Kremlin is stabbed

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An assailant stabbed a senior editor at Russia's Echo of Moscow radio Monday in a brazen break-in and attack at one of Russia's most prominent and politically outspoken talk stations. state department", saying it gets paid for "destabilising society" ahead of Russia's presidential election in March. Echo of Moscow journalists have complained about violent threats against them in the past. Read More »

Teen girls, 14 and 15, rescued from sex traffickers in Brooklyn

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The man again fled, but around 7 p.m., he showed up on the second step of the siblings' house and began ducking down and taking pictures of the inside of the home, according to police. Rudy, who allegedly raped the 14-year-old girl, also grabbed the older teen by the neck and punched her when they tried to escape, police said. When she refused to answer, he fled the location of foot, police said. Read More »

Australian Teen Survives Great White Shark Attack

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After the daring rescue, the shark stalked the family back to shore, following the kayak which was attached to the tinny by tangled fishing lines. An Australian girl narrowly escaped a shark encounter with what is believed to be a 15-foot great white that knocked her from her kayak on Sunday afternoon, Gulf News reported . Read More »

Cisco buys BroadSoft for $1.9 billion

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Vetr cut shares of Cisco Systems from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $33.18 price objective for the company.in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $12.50 million activity. 92,840 shares were sold by Jacoby Rebecca , worth $2.94M on Wednesday, June 14. Read More »

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

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A far-left Catalan party today threatened "massive civil disobedience " if Spain dismisses the region's government to stave off its threat to declare independence . Rajoy's conservative Popular Party holds a majority in the Senate, where his approach to Catalonia enjoys support from other major parties. "How can an European Union democracy survive and how can they be credible if they allow this to happen?" Catalan separatists are mobilizing a human shield to block efforts by the ... Read More »

AAA: Statewide Average Gas Prices Rise 6 Cents In Past Week

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Kalamazoo: $2.59/g, up 9.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.50/g. The average price of regular gas in Chattanooga dropped by 8.6 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.11 per gallon on Sunday - the lowest price since late August before Hurricane Harvey pushed up gas price, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga. Read More »

Defense chiefs vow full support for maximum pressure on N. Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. Erin McKee, the deputy US ambassador to Indonesia, did not explain why Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo was prevented from boarding a flight to the U.S.to attend a conference of military chiefs but said the matter had been resolved. Read More »

Government appoints former IB Director Dineshwar Sharma as special interlocutor on Kashmir

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Addressing a press conference in Civil Secretariat Srinagar , Mehbooba without naming Hurriyat said that all stake holders should respond positively to the offer so that guns will stop blazing. Former IB director Dineshwar Sharma will be Government of India's representative. Dineshwar Sharma, a 1979 batch retired IPS officer has served as the IB director between December, 2014 and 2016. Read More »

New Zealand PM-elect announces 28-member Cabinet

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According to Labour's education spokesperson Chris Hipkins, the cuts would remove $130m from the New Zealand economy , but former education minister Paul Goldsmith said it was "closer to $1bn". Jacinda Ardern comes from the small Waikato town of Morrinsville. She insists her Labour government believes in free trade and will do so in the future. Read More »

Ordinance on Lowell books followed string of pit-bull incidents

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Now, there's a memorial near the scene as people try to figure out what happened, and candles and balloons mark the spot where the 7-year-old boy lost his life. Animal control officials have the other dog in custody. OFFICER: Lowell, shots fired, the dog is hit, it's still coming at me . "Very nice dogs", said Roger Rodriguez. Read More »

Rain Leaving Monday, Cooler Air Moving In

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East wind around 7 miles per hour. Night - Cloudy periods with 60 per cent chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. South wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. Winds: SE 5-15 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. High 21. Night - Clear. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. High near 60. South southwest wind 16 to 21 miles per hour decreasing to 9 to 14 miles per hour in the afternoon. Read More »

McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

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McConnell laughed softly as host Dana Bash asked him what he thought about Bannon recruiting candidates with the goal of deposing him as Majority Leader. "This is a good compromise", Schumer said. The Alexander-Murray bill has has been in the works for months, ever since the collapse of a major GOP effort to repeal Obamacare in July. Read More »

Russian Federation accuses United States coalition of decimating Raqqa

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Igor Konashenkov said Sunday. "Raqqa inherited Dresden's fate and was actually wiped off the map by Anglo-American forces", Konashenkov said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the U.S., captured Raqqa last week after a four-month operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS). Read More »

European Union denies leaking that Theresa May "begged for help" over dinner

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EU Commission Cabinet chief Martin Selmayr on Monday denied an account of the dinner between May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as it appeared in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. The spokesman said: "I think you are referring to a newspaper article with no quotes in it. She looks like someone who can't sleep a wink". Commission president's top aide and British PM's ex-chief of staff in Twitter catfight. Read More »

Macron's dog pees on Elysee Palace fireplace as cameras roll

So the latest footage , showing Emmanuel Macron's dog urinating on a fireplace at Elysée palace caused tongues (and tails) to wag. Junior minister for ecology, Brune Poirson said: " I wondered what that noise was ". " Nemo, the dog Macron , is simply in the process relieve himself on the chimney, paw raised and clear air". He is the first French presidential pet to come from a rescue centre. Read More »

USA said to ready nukes amid war of words with North Korea

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The report quoted US Air Force chief of staff David Goldfein as saying that the move is not a plan for any specific event, but for the current global situation. The tensions in particular led to an exchange of threats between Washington and Pyongyang, with Trump threatening to take a "devastating" military option and "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend the United States. Read More »

Fighters seize oil field from militants

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The U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces claimed Friday to have taken control of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militants arresting a wounded man during their fighting with Daesh in the northern area of Deir Ezzor, Syria on September 24,2017. Read More »

McCain appears to mock Trump's draft deferments

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Mr McCain, a former prisoner of war who is now battling brain cancer, simply responded: "I have faced tougher adversaries". The president received several draft deferments during the war, including one in 1968 for bone spurs in his heels. Read More »

Israel arrests Palestinian after mistaking 'good morning' in Arabic for 'hurt them'

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Construction worker Halawim Halawi had reportedly posted a photo of himself holding a cup of coffee and a cigarette and smiling next to a bulldozer in Beitar Ilit, an Israeli settlement where he works, along with the caption. "The suspect was detained for questioning by the police following a report that was filed by civilians", a police spokesperson told the publication. Read More »

Briton jailed for touching man in Dubai

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Jamie Harron was arrested by police in UAE after he touched off German businessman Emad Tabaza as he was returning from a bar with an order of drinks. "Today Jamie Harron was sentenced to three months imprisonment for accidentally brushing the hip of an Arab customer at the Rock Bottom bar in Dubai", the group said in a statement. Read More »

Esha Deol, Bharat Takhtani welcome baby girl

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Hema Malini and Dharmendra's daughter Esha Deol welcomed a baby girl on October 22. "Their bonding is divine", he added. "Esha wants some "me time" with our baby". Esha's sister Ahana hosted another baby shower with lavender theme wherein Esha wore a custom-made by Rocky S. Recently Hema Malini had revealed her secret desire that Esha gives her a grand daughter, after all Hema Malini and Dharmendra are already proud grandparents to Ahaana and Vaibhav Vohra's boy- Darien. Read More »

Girl jumps from school building

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The tenth standard student had allegedly been censured by two teachers for picking a fight with another student of her younger sister's class. Her sister was reportedly made to sit with boys. The teachers were booked under section 305 of the Indian Penal Code for abetment of suicide of a child. After recording the statement of the girl's father in Thiruvananthapuram , the police chose to book cases. Read More »