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Statesville teen arrested on drug, robbery charges

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Thompson was denied bond on charges of armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, burglary, and failure to stop for a blue light. A short while later, responding police pulled over what was believed to be the getaway auto, but the occupants escaped on foot, the report stated. Read More »

Texas bombing suspect kills self as police close in

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Police Chief Brian Manley said early Wednesday that the suspect set off an explosive device in his vehicle as SWAT team members were closing in. The fifth explosion happened on Tuesday, March 20 in Schertz at a FedEx sorting facility. He says one of the SWAT officers also shot at the vehicle. Authorities identified him only as a 24-year-old white man. Esperanza Morena Herrera, 75, was critically injured and remains hospitalized. Read More »

President Trump says likely to soon meet with Putin

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Putin, seen with U.S. President Donald Trump in this 2017 photo, will now lead Russian Federation for another six years. The President's failure to raise Moscow's alleged poisoning of the former spy in Britain in the phone call drew a rebuke from Senator John McCain , chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who wrote on Twitter: "An American President does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections". Read More »

IDF was behind destruction of Syrian nuclear reactor…

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The attack in September 2007 helped prevent one of the country's oldest adversaries from developing nuclear capability, but Israel had not acknowledged its culpability until this morning, when the operational details were revealed. Wednesday's announcement also indicated the Syrian reactor was much closer to completion than previously reported. "That's the message from '81, that's the message from 2007 and that's our future message to our enemies". Read More »

Xi Jinping warns Taiwan against push for independence

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At the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress last October, Xi gave a clear picture of the great rejuvenation of the nation - first, building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020; second, basically realizing socialist modernization by 2035; and third, making China a great, prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and lovely socialist country. Read More »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new congressional map

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court declined to stop the state court's order to redraw congressional districts. Political experts agree that Democrats stand to gain seats in the House under the revised map, especially in the southeastern part of the state where districts previously had strangely-drawn boundaries but now join urban and moderate suburban areas. Read More »

Retired Army officer Peters quits analyst role for 'propaganda machine' Fox News

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Army lieutenant colonel wrote. I swore to 'support and defend the Constitution, ' and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform. While the wide and two shots showcase the high tech newsroom background, the one shots don't show off the newsroom workspace well - Hemmer's is against a walkway wall with the Fox News logo while Smith's shows a bit of the newsroom but is otherwise dominated with a combination of the newsroom wall, lit elements and glass wall separating the studio from ... Read More »

Florida teen beats friend to death with baseball bat over girl

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A witness saw Murray come out from the woods, and he told the witness he hit his friend with a baseball bat. "Zero. None. It should never have happened". "I wonder what it feels like to kill somebody", Murray allegedly told Diaz two days before beating him to death, according to WFTV. Investigators said the pair lives in the same neighborhood. Read More »

Myanmar President, Close Suu Kyi Friend, Says He's Retiring

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Htin Kyaw, 71, was sworn in as Myanmar's official leader when Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party swept to power in 2016. "The Lady", as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is known, had already made it known during the election campaign that she would be "above the president", as the Constitution bans her from holding the office. Read More »

Senators Share Election Security Recommendations

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The committee urged states to "rapidly replace" outdated election systems, and purchase machines with a paper trail and no Wi-Fi capability. Other recommendations include the federal government providing financial or legislative support for state governments. Read More »

United States to provide $2.5M in aid to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

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USA citizens hoping to invest in Venezuela's oil-backed cryptocurrency might be out of luck. The executive order comes after the U.S. Treasury cautioned U.S. In a joint statement, Representative Eliot Engel, the ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the top Republican on the committee, said the funding was a " welcome start" but urged other countries to also step up. Read More »

G20 financial leaders release communique

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In a letter to G-20 central bankers and finance ministers, he said that cryptocurrencies are not risky for the global financial stability, as of today. "In the last month, there have been several examples of government and regulatory actions towards cryptocurrencies ". But in a sign of too little consensus for radical action, the FSB said more worldwide coordination was needed to plug data gaps in monitoring the rapidly evolving but still tiny sector worth less than 1 percent of global ... Read More »

School opens up for Easter egg hunt

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The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department will offer a twist on the traditional egg hunt for local kids from 3 to 10 years old. There will also coloring contest and the Easter bunny will be there to talk to children and pose for pictures. Be sure to bring your camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny. The Fayette County Park will host an afternoon of family fun for children 12 and under and their families on Saturday, March 24. Read More »

Batman byelection: Labor's Ged Kearney defeats Greens' Alex Bhathal

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She wished Ms Kearney well in Canberra, and said it had been noted by many that regardless of the outcome, Batman would have a strong, progressive woman representing the seat in parliament. While an official result is yet to be declared, the Greens conceded defeat about 9:00pm last night. Unfortunately for the Greens, the first prediction proved true. Read More »

Inspired by Rahul Gandhi, Goa chief quits for youth

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The Goa chief has cited inspiration from Rahul Gandhi's words, in which he said the Congress party should allow the younger generation to come ahead and lead the party. The Gandhi scion had favoured younger leaders to taken over bigger responsibilities. During his eight month tenure, Naik failed to revamp the party. Read More »

India lodges fresh protest with Pakistan on 'harassment'

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This is the third protest by the Indian high commission to the Pakistani authorities over harassment and intimidation of its officials and staffers in as many days. India conveyed that the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces using high caliber weapons, is highly deplorable and is condemned in strongest terms. Read More »

Stephen Hawking's final resting place to be Westminster Abbey near Darwin, Newton

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Well-wishers such as this man laying flowers outside Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where Stephen Hawking worked to unlock the secrets of the universe, have flocked to pay tribute to the physicist, whose funeral will be March 31. "I try to lead as normal a life as possible, and not think about my condition, or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many ", he wrote on his website. Read More »

Illinois Governor's Race Heats Up

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A Pritzker/Rauner matchup in the general election was expected to make the contest the most expensive governor's race in USA history, with Rauner already spending freely from his own personal fortune. "Those two actually have a lot more in common than Jeanne Ives". On immigration, the narrator intones, "Ives marches in lock-step with President Trump ". Read More »

Texas big man Bamba declares for draft

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It wasn't enough for the 10th-seeded Longhorns to advance past the first round of the men's NCAA tournament, however, where they lost to No. 7 Nevada, 87-83, in overtime in the South Regional. At 6-11, Bamba's 7-9 wingspan and 9-6 standing reach will have National Basketball Association scouts salivating at his potential as an immediate impact player on defense. Read More »

Trump congratulates Putin on election win

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The election was marred by alleged fraud, pressure to vote, and what global observers said was the lack of a "real choice". President Donald Trump congratulated his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin , for winning his recent presidential election , a Kremlin spokesman said Tuesday. Read More »

China's Premier to Trump: No One Wins Trade War

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Mr Keqiang said Beijing planned to "further bring down overall tariffs", with "zero tariffs for drugs, especially much-needed anti-cancer drugs". Trump has voiced out his dissatisfaction on China's alleged theft of USA intellectual property earlier this year - which in part had a mention on the tariffs too. Read More »

School safety commission to meet 'very soon,' DeVos says

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DeVos responded to questions from Democratic Rep. Katherine Clark of MA, saying only that the first meeting would take place "very soon". The commission has a "very keen sense of urgency", DeVos said, but she wouldn't give a timeline on when it would wrap its work and make any recommendations. Read More »

Two year old rescued from vehicle in river Teifi in Cardigan dies

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Kiara Moore was strapped into the vehicle, which her mother, Kim Rowlands, had left outside an outdoor activity centre owned by her father while she popped in to get some money. "She always wanted to be called RAR RAR which was our Knick Name [sic] for her. Love her so much". "Love her so much". "The police found the vehicle a while later and went way beyond the call of duty jumping in and pulling her out", Moore wrote in his post. Read More »

US Senate sides with Trump to provide military support to Saudi

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The US Senate has rejected an effort to end support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians and driven the country to the brink of starvation, after a rare attempt by Congress to claw back its war powers from the executive branch. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi Begins Third Karnataka Visit; Assails PM Modi, BJP

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In the last few years, BJP has waived Rs 2.5 lakh crore loans taken by 15 rich people. but when a farmer asks for loan waiver Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley (Finance Minister) say it is not our policy", he added. He said that the Government failed to provide employment to the educated youngsters. The Congress president also alleged that the Prime Minister helped his industrialist friends to turn their black money into white during demonetisation . Read More »

Juventus provide Giorgio Chiellini update

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Interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio has called up West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna to replace Chiellini. The centre back, who has withdrawn from Italy's squad for their upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England, has a "niggling injury" to the flexor muscles of his right thigh. Read More »

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says country 'has moved on' from Mugabe era

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Jonathan Moyo, a key ally of Mugabe's, lashed out at Mnangagwa on Twitter, calling him "self-serving". The ousted leader insisted he would not work with Mnangagwa and suggested that his presidency was "illegal" and "unconstitutional". Ambassador Thomas thanked President Mnangagwa for extending an invitation to USA observers for the forthcoming elections to be held in July. In response to a widely-shared image of the two, ZANU-PF Youth League supporters chanted "down with Mugabe" at a ... Read More »

US, South Korea to start bilateral military drills

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The exercises are slated to resume April 1, Pentagon officials said in a statement. In 2017, these drills began on March 1 and continued till the end of April. The United Nations Command of USA informed the military of North Korea about the schedule of the drills while saying that it was a part of regular training and not defensive in nature. Read More »

More rain and snow on the way

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Between three-quarters and one inch of rain is possible. Our temperatures will drop down into the Upper 60's and low 70's for highs with overnight temperatures in the 50's for the mid week. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Read More »

Famous WWII Wreck of Sullivan Brothers Discovered

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USS Juneau Amphibious Transport Dock:photo credit/kimt.comAn expedition in the South Pacific Ocean funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of a famous U.S. They are part of Navy lore, and the destroyer DDG-68 ( USS The Sullivans ) bears their name. The brothers refused to serve unless assigned to the same ship, so the policy was not enforced. Read More »