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State Senate Dems broker unity deal, looking to oust GOP from control

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Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly met with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who leads the main group of Democrats, and Senator Jeff Klein, who leads the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference, in Manhattan Tuesday. Geoff Berman, the party's executive director, warned that any Democratic senator who attempts to undermine a plan to reunify two factions of Democratic senators "is disloyal to the party and we shall and will unite to defeat them". Read More »

A chilly Easter, Snow on the way tonight

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Heavy wet snow this morning and temps that nose-dived after a pleasant day in the 60's for Easter Sunday were the order of the day today . Snow totals will be the highest south of Route 30 but areas north may see up to an inch of snow. Wednesday stays windy but will start off the trend of wjhat will be a drop ij temperature the second half of the week! Though there is a chance for showers, as well, on Wednesday , it will be breezy and highs will reach into the low 60s. Read More »

'They Failed Our Students': Okla. Teachers Protest Lack of Education Funding

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A group of Oklahoma educators plans to march 110 miles to raise awareness of their demands for more classroom spending. "I have four kindergarten teachers in our building". "Teachers have to take money out of their own pockets for supplies and necessities". Grace Fox, a junior at Edmond Memorial, says she speaks for many other students who crave knowledge but are shackled by the constraints of low education funding. Read More »

Japanese Macaques Bathe in Hot Springs to Reduce Cold-Climate Stress

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The park is well known around the world for monkeys relaxing in hot springs amid snowy conditions. In the mountainous regions of Japan, winters can be harsh. In their analysis, the researchers said the results indicate that the snow monkeys bathe in the hot springs to reduce stress from the winter cold and improve their chances at reproducing and surviving. Read More »

Monsoon season in 2018 set to be 'normal': Skymet

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At 100 % of the long-period average (LPA) of 887 millimetres for the upcoming four-month period from June to September the monsoon is likely to remain normal, as per reports in a leading daily. He had said EL Nino may hit any time after August. Skymet also predicted a 20 per cent chance of above normal rainfall, 20 per cent chance of below normal rainfall and a zero per cent chance of drought. Read More »

Ronaldo sets new Champions League record with goal against Juve

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores outrageous bicycle kick as Real Madrid rout Juventus in first leg of Champions League quarterfinal. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri admits he can only praise the talent of Cristiano Ronaldo after his sensational goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 win on Tuesday. Read More »

F-16 jet crashes in Nevada, pilot's condition unknown

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The incident marks the US military's third aviation mishap in less than two days, coming in the wake of an incident in East Africa and a fatal crash in southern California Tuesday. The condition of the pilot wasn't known as of about 1:15 Pacific time. Also on Tuesday, a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet crashed in the East African nation of Djibouti during a training exercise . Read More »

Convicted Brazil candidate awaits jail ruling as thousands demonstrate

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The country's highest court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether a lower court can send him to prison while he appeals the conviction, which would end his campaign. The court is believed to be evenly split on the issue, so that if only one judge changed position it would secure Lula's temporary freedom - and boost his uphill bid for a third term in office. Read More »

Fort Worth police investigate video of black man's arrest

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Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald said Curry resisted arrest so much that it took three police officers to get him under control. Curry was booked into the Tarrant County jail on charges of resisting and evading arrest. When they arrived, officers were told that the man appeared to be intoxicated and had attempted to assault the firefighters, the police chief said. Read More »

Dalit protest: Opposition exclusively responsible for 10 deaths, says Amit Shah

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The government had filed a review petition against the Supreme Court judgement over the SC/ST Act on Monday, the day " Bharat Bandh " protest witnessed widespread mayhem and chaos. Mr Shah though the Narendra Modi government had provided '45,000 crore to the state since it came to power at the Centre in 2014, chief minister Naveen Patnaik had failed to ensure development of the state. Read More »

Giancarlo Stanton Booed Heavily By Yankee Stadium Crowd After Five-Strikeout Game

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But Gregorius's offensive onslaught was a confirmation of what many people were suspecting: a top-tier shortstop in the lineup and in the field, and it's time to give him the respect he deserves. We've got all the Strat-O-Matic stuff. Mitch Haniger hit a two-run single and Marco Gonzalez allowed three hits over 6 1/3 innings of the Mariners' 6-4 win over the Giants. Read More »

Planned Parenthood CEO Felt Bribed by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

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Cecile Richards is ending her time as head of Planned Parenthood . "He described his ideal outcome: a national headline reading 'Planned Parenthood Discontinues Abortion Services'". "If it wasn't crystal clear before, it was now". Richards shares that she regarded the offer as a "bribe" and felt it was a publicity sham Ivanka and Jared organized to showcase their bargaining skills. Read More »

Toothy sketch of burglary suspect draws guffaws

On Facebook it has been shared 1,200 times and drawn over 1,700 comments. Twitter user ChrissyP said: "I know him, that's Zippy from Rainbow". A British police department's computer-generated sketch of a suspect is going viral thanks to the face's unrealistic proportions. Read More »

Trump told he's not a 'target' of Mueller probe

But the special counsel is preparing a report on possible obstruction of justice by the president. The president's legal team has been in contact with the special counsel in recent months, negotiating the terms for a potential interview with Trump and the special counsel. Read More »

Armadale carer charged with assaulting boy with cerebral palsy

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As the two objected to the unruly behaviour, the accused turned violent and sexually assaulted the girl after assaulting and confining the girl's male relative, Ms. Moore lived in a trailer very close to the correctional facility in St. Clair County, and had worked for the Alabama DOC since 2001, authorities said. Read More »

Cynthia Nixon: Democrats need to let Black women lead party

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Tough opponent: Nixon is challenging two-time incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured at an event on Monday) for the Democratic Party nomination in the September 13 primary. In case you were unaware, in addition to her successful acting career, Cynthia has participated in political work that has spanned nearly two decades. Read More »

Prince Philip recovers in hospital after 'successful' hip operation

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Britain's Prince Philip, 96, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, is making satisfactory progress in hospital after successful hip replacement surgery, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday. Philip has been in generally good health for his age, but he was briefly hospitalised over Christmas in 2011 for angioplasty treatment of a blockage in his coronary arteries. Read More »

Mueller May Be Baiting Trump, Eyeing Early Summer Release on Obstruction

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The Washington Post's Robert Costa on MSNBC noted that Mueller's report is due to come out in June or July - and that Trump's status could change. Sekulow has operated in a different legal universe from Mueller, but the two have become more familiar with each other over the course of the investigation, with Sekulow attending meetings with Mueller and his team alongside Dowd, said a person close to Sekulow. Read More »

Family killed after refusing to marry minor daughter to married man

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Investigators believe the crash was intentional. Authorities said the family then left OR and moved across the Columbia River to Woodland, Washington, to escape the intense scrutiny brought by Devonte's viral photo. The DeKalbs said Devonte claimed his mothers didn't feed him and "they would withhold food from him as a punishment". Authorities believe the missing children may have been swept out to sea. Read More »

Big win for Assad as last rebel group in Ghouta pulls out

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But there is skepticism over the state-run reports because representatives of Jaish al-Islam have told CNN and said on social media they have been negotiating with the Russians, ally of the Assad regime, and are trying to reach a deal that allows them to stay in Douma . Read More »

Severe storms produce hail, down trees, spur power outages

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Cloudy and windy conditions late tonight with an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Meteorologists warned of the potential for hazardous 60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter size hail, which could damage vehicles and homes. Even though the threat is lower here in Central and South Mississippi, we are still dealing with the potential for damaging straight line wind, large hail, and yes a few tornadoes are possible. Read More »

Dominos fall: Another California city bails on sanctuary status

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The council considered a proposal to sue the state over the law, which limits the involvement of state and local law enforcement with federal immigration authorities. (Just ask Napoleon or the Nazis.) That's the situation that California Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature find themselves in at the moment. Read More »

Mexican Government: Migrant Caravan was Previously Unimpeded Event

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President Donald Trump was sidelined at a sports field in southern Mexico with no means of reaching the border even as Trump tweeted another threat to Mexico Tuesday. "Just as the United States is anxious about undocumented migrants, Mexico is anxious about gun trafficking", he said."Eighty percent of the guns used to kill people in our country come from the United States", he added, in reference to a wave of drug cartel-fueled violence that has left more than 200,000 people dead in ... Read More »

Wind Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

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It remains in effect until midnight in both counties. In Madison, mixed precipitation should change to all snow by 3 p.m., with the chance for a few rumbles of thunder thrown in. Mary's counties. On Thursday , the Island gets a bit of a break. There's a 100 percent chance for rain. Overnight lows of 32 to 35 are expected with rain and snow developing toward morning. Read More »

Swastika removed from church bell in Germany

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A note was left pinned to the church door the following day saying: 'We chose to do some spring cleaning'. Local newspaper Die Harke published a picture of a note, which read "spring cleaning 2018". That move, and a decision not to replace the bell, was contested by the pastor and his objections were still under consideration. A row around the bell erupted previous year after it was discovered in the belfry. Read More »