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De Blasio names Houston official as next NYC schools chancellor

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He praised Carranza's success in increasing test scores among black and Latino students. Carranza will replace Carmen Fariña, who said her successor is "philosophically on the same page". After Hurricane Harvey struck the city a year ago, Carranza garnered praise for re-opening schools in two weeks, providing transportation to students living in shelters, food for those in need, and offering counseling for both students and faculty at the schools in his district. Read More »

CLINTON COLLUSION: Trump Says Obama LAUNCHED INVESTIGATION to 'Discredit' His Campaign

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Trump campaign for possible collusion with Russian Federation in the 2016 election. It is unclear what prompted Trump's Monday morning tweet, but the President has increased his criticism of the Obama administration in recent weeks, ever since special counsel Robert Mueller announced indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering in the 2016 election. Read More »

Trump lawyer complained he wasn't reimbursed for Stormy Daniels payment

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The money was received on October 27, 2016, 12 days before the presidential election, the newspaper said , adding it wasn't clear when First Republic reached out to Treasury. Asked for comment, Cohen emailed a statement calling the report " Fake News ". Cohen reportedly lamented to those close to him about not being reimbursed right away following the payment to Daniels. Read More »

Lives Hang In Legal Limbo, Even As The DACA Deadline Dissipates

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Immigrant-rights activists who are US citizens and who are supporting the Dreamers will also cancel their membership in the Democratic Party in order to make their point, the organizations said. But he has rejected proposals that don't include tougher border security measures, including funding for a border wall, and has blamed Democrats for Congress' failure to reach an agreement. Read More »

Sunjuwan army camp attack mastermind killed in Kashmir encounter

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The officials said that gunfight erupted during an operation launched jointly by the Army's 50 Rashtriya Rifles, the J&K police's counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Hatwar outside the highway town of Awantipore and about 35 kilometers south of summer capital Srinagar . Read More »

Ravi Shankar Prasad links PNB scam to Congress

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Bowing to pressure from jewellers, the UPA government had eased some of the curbs and private agencies were allowed to import gold under the scheme that mandated traders to export 20 per cent of all gold imported while retaining 80 per cent for domestic use. Read More »

Utica College on lockdown due to 'real, credible threat'

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According to the school's most recent Twitter post, law enforcement is on campus evacuating buildings and responding to the situation. "Please remain where you are and lock doors until further notice", the tweet said. until further information was provided. According to WUTR-TV in Utica, a pair of phone calls threatening to take some sort of action at the Gordon Science Center prompted the lockdown. Read More »

NDPP MLAs to meet tomorrow to elect Rio as leader

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Former CM Rio said his group has the support of 32 MLAs. Addressing a press conference at Hotel Vivor, where MLAs of NDPP have been camping since the fractured verdict hit the state, Sarma confirmed that BJP will go with its pre-poll alliance partner to form the government under the chief ministership of Neiphiu Rio. Read More »

Russian Olympics doping doc 'Icarus' wins Best Documentary at Oscars

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The film focuses on the Russian Doping scandal surrounding the Olympics and features London lawyer and Western Law Professor Richard McLaren. In the course of making " Icarus ", two of Rodchenkov's colleagues died under mysterious circumstances, and Rodchenkov - who oversaw doping protocols and test sample tampering at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games - fled to the United States. Read More »

Theresa May's deputy rebukes Trump over trade war threat to EU

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White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro on the potential impact of the US imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. On Monday, the ABC reported that Trump had "emphatically promised" to exempt Australian steel and aluminium products from any tariffs when he met with Turnbull mid-way through a year ago, and the promise was witnessed by the United States treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Read More »

Kono withholds assessment of inter-Korea talks

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The North has also offered to hold talks with the USA, but Pyongyang and Washington have yet to come to any agreement about how or when such talks should occur and whether or not they should come with preconditions. It was the first ministerial-level South Korean visit to the North since December 2007, when Seoul's then-intelligence chief travelled to Pyongyang. Read More »

Charity in honor of Philando Castile pays school district's entire lunch debt

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Donate to Philando Feeds the Children here. Earlier in the week, Fergus gave a check for a little more than $35,000 to the St. Paul School District's nutritional program to pay off students' lunch debts, she told ABC News . Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the auto with her then 4-year-old daughter, recorded the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live . Read More »

Tripura's new government to take oath on March 8

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We are committed to strengthening our party across the North East and to winning back the trust of the people. "My honest thanks to each and every Congress worker who toiled for the party", Rahul tweeted. This tectonic shift comes at a time when the BJP is readying not just for electoral challenges to its incumbent regimes in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, but also for the 17th general election due in little over a year from now. Read More »

Mueller subpoenas massive trove of documents from Trump and his campaign

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News of this subpoena comes after The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Trump believes he'll not be swept up in Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. That's five months after Trump announced his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015. After news of the subpoena was released on Sunday, Ned Price, a former Central Intelligence Agency official who advised President Barack Obama's administration, said it appeared as if Mueller was ... Read More »

China sets 2018 growth target at 'around 6.5 percent'

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A total of 918.6 billion yuan was saved a year ago via China's ongoing reform to replace business tax with value-added tax (VAT). "China should take worldwide concerns seriously, increase its defence budget's transparency and give up its targeted military deployment towards Taiwan in order to avoid an escalation of regional tension", it said . Read More »

NPF to prove its majority in 48 hrs in Nagaland assembly

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The NDPP leader had yesterday staked claim to form the government in the state claiming that the alliance has the majority. Rio, a three-time chief minister, met the governor along with NDPP president Chingwang Konyak, BJP state president Visasolie Lhoungu, Aye and Ozukum. Read More »

China's $175 billion defence budget three times higher than India's

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The finance ministry past year said the defense budget would top 1 trillion yuan ($145 billion) for the first time, after the exact figure was initially kept out of public documents released at the start of the annual legislative sessions. In the air, China last month said it had begun equipping combat units with its J-20 stealth fighter jet, the country's answer to fifth-generation jets such as the U.S. Read More »

In a first, Dalit woman makes it to Pakistan Senate

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The PPP awarded her the Senate ticket, it said. "I am a human rights activist and I try to highlight the problems faced by the minorities, especially Hindus". Following the programme, she worked actively on issues related to bonded labour, women's rights and sexual harassment at workplace. Her brother went on to become the chairman of Union Council Berano. Read More »

Senate elections underway in Pakistan

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He said that there were tall claims of victory by the opposition before Senate elections , but all of their claims could not prove true and the PML-N emerged victorious. Four provincial assemblies vote for their representatives, whereas the FATA senators are elected by the MNAs from the tribal areas, while the Islamabad senators are chosen by the members of the National Assembly . Read More »

The Florida Senate approved an AR-15 ban. Then they didn't.

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As did a bill requiring child trigger locks on guns. "He wants to be helpful", Toomey told The Associated Press. Signaling problems with a sweeping proposal aimed at making schools safer, Florida Senate leaders Friday ordered a rare Saturday floor session to begin debate on a measure that has become mired in controversy over allowing armed teachers. Read More »

Winter storm expected midweek in Lancaster County

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Skies over Madison should be mostly sunny Wednesday and Thursday , and partly sunny Friday through Sunday , with highs near 29, 30, 35, 39 and 39, and lows Wednesday night through Saturday night around 16, 14, 21 and 24. There was an unexpected dusting of snow overnight, and a coastal flood advisory is in effect for the shorelines of Long Island Sound and the bays of eastern Long Island from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Read More »

Bennett, Guy, Wilkins lead UVa's long list of ACC honors

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Boston College guard Jerome Robinson finished in second with 14 votes. Hall joined Wilkins on the all-defensive team and Hunter was named to the all-freshman team. North Carolina junior Luke Maye was voted the ACC's Most Improved Player. The Cavaliers will receive a double-bye into Thursday's quarterfinal round, along with Duke , Miami, and Clemson . Read More »

No question of appointing new CM: Goa BJP chief

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Panaji: After being in and out of the hospital, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is going to be finally back where he loves to be the most, Mahalaxmi, the official residence of the Chief Minister. Before leaving Goa, Parrikar met senior ministers - Francis D'Souza of the BJP, Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), Manohar Ajgaonkar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), and, Rohan Khaunte and Govind Gawade (both Independents). Read More »

Mayhem in Shopian, Army resort to firing, funerals in progress

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The terrorist killed was identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Shopian, and a weapon was found with him. Lone, sources said, was found dead behind the wheel of his vehicle. The militants and the youths were killed in army firing at Pahnoo village. Tear gas was sacked to disperse crowds who defied an official order to stay indoors, he added. Read More »

Tripura election results will have no impact in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah

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Fadnavis said the BJP is now in power in 21 states covering 78 per cent of geographical area of the country, and will repeat its historical win in the 2019 general elections as well. It shows the mandate is inclined towards the BJP. "People in Karnataka are fed up with rampant corruption...the Congress and CPI (M) are in a race to lose their relevance and at present CPI (M) is leading", he said. Read More »

'Shape of Water' takes 4 Oscars, including best picture, director

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This is when I first noticed the weird camera angles. They play music then darken the lights as he is speaking. The gussied up actors and the actresses with plunging necklines and dramatic skirts are a reminder of the reasons we all tune in to the Academy Awards in the first place: for them. Read More »