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Anguished father tries to attack doc who abused three daughters

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A judge says there's "no way" she will punish a father of three victims of Larry Nassar after the dad tried to attack the former sports doctor in a MI courtroom. While she understands how sensitive this situation is, she reminded the court that Nassar is here to be sentenced for the crimes he committed, because that's what the justice system allows. Read More »

Winter Olympic athletes to receive record number of condoms

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Organizers will supply each athlete's residence with condoms. North Korea originally had no athletes accredited to compete. "There were many , many others like them that have suffered so much", he said. The snow sports athletes will be based at the PyeongChang Olympic village, and the ice event athletes will stay in the Gangneung village. CNN says this year's athletes village includes a fitness center, a dining area that is accessible 24 hours a day, and a multifaith area for worship. Read More »

All Trapped Mine Workers Rescued From Sibanye-Stillwater Mine

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The workers were stuck in the mine owned by Sibanye-Stillwater in the small town of Theunissen, near the city of Welkom. "Everybody's out", James Wellsted , a spokesman for the operating firm Sibanye-Stillwater, said. Livhuwani Mammburu, a spokesman for the National Union of Mineworkers in South Africa [VIDEO ], told News24 that the miners were receiving medical check-ups and that no serious injuries were sustained. Read More »

Republican Congressmen Aboard Amtrak Train Involved in Accident

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Roger Marshall tweeted . President Trump is set to join Republicans at the policy retreat Thursday and was briefed on the collision. "Thankfully it does appear that most people are OK here, some minor injuries", he said , adding he hoped the driver and any passengers in the truck were also unharmed. Read More »

'Black History Is American History'

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After all, how many of us visit Google on a daily basis? Throughout the month, Dayton encourages Minnesotans to reflect on the state's past, celebrate the contributions of African Americans in our communities, and work together to make the state a place of opportunity for all Minnesotans. Read More »

Israel Postpones Polish Official's Visit in Holocaust Row

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He did, however, say that Poland should have better explained its intentions to the world and acknowledged the timing was "unfortunate". In July 2016, the same year that the Polish parliament declared the Volyn tragedy an act of genocide against Poles by Ukrainians, Poroshenko kneeled in front of the Volyn victims' monument during the commemoration ceremony. Read More »

Groundhog Day 2018: Brace for 6 more weeks of winter

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Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his Gobbler's Knob burrow in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to forecast another six weeks of harsh winter. Phil's predictions are actually made by the members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, a local group of dignitaries who oversee the massive festivities that take place every February 2. Read More »

Secret missile defence test by USA military fails

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The two Defense Department officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they do not have the relevant authorization to speak publicly about the interceptor missile tests and whether they succeeded or failed . The SM-3 IIA will have to be tested again at Kauai before that happens. It comes amid renewed fears over the nuclear ambitions of Mr Kim, who earlier this week ordered the test of a new long-range missile said to be capable of striking the entire United States mainland. Read More »

US Warns: Syria's Assad Developing New Chemical Weapons, We May Take Action

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President Donald Trump ordered an air strike on Syria in April after a suspected chemical weapons attack killed more than 100 people. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says investigators are looking into reports that the Syrian government used sarin gas in recent chemical attacks, but there is no evidence of the gas usage so far, US media reported on Friday. Read More »

CDC Director Resigns After Report On Her Financial Conflicts

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According to a Politico Report published on Tuesday, Fitzgerald bought shares in Japan Tobacco one month after taking the job. Murray said she hoped Azar would encourage the president to choose a new director "who is truly prepared to focus on families and communities". Read More »

Police put the squeeze on two suspects caught with hundreds of oranges

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All three vehicles in the convoy suddenly changed direction after spotting the marked patrol auto. Police told Europa Press that three vehicles were driving suspiciously close together in Seville before being pulled over and found not to have the proper permits for transporting such mass quantities of fruit. Read More »

Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics

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Even the names on this list will not face immediate action - despite calls for Moscow to be punished for alleged interference in the 2016 US election - and Putin dismissed the United States' latest "unfriendly act" as a minor inconvenience. Read More »

United Nations envoy upbeat about outcome of Syria talks in Sochi

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Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the assistant foreign minister for political affairs, made the remarks in talks to reporters on the sidelines of the Syrian peace conference in the Russian resort city of Sochi . Instead, it asked the Turkish delegation to represent it. To that end, the delegates agreed on 12 principles that lay the foundation of a political settlement in Syria, concerning sovereignty and territorial integrity, non-intervention, autonomous right, equality, national unity, public ... Read More »

Trump Signs Order To Keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Center Open

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The executive order authorized the US military to add detainees and suggested the possibility that captured Islamic State militants could be sent there for the first time. There are no immediate plans to send any additional prisoners to the prison, which typically holds detainees in the "war on terror" awaiting military tribunals and has held almost 800 detainees since 9/11. Read More »

EPA chief doesn't recall 2016 statements slamming Trump

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Scott Pruitt , the man who would go on to become President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, once anxious that Trump would do massive damage to the rule of law in the United States. And rule of law today ― this president has done more to injure rule of law ― he owes President Nixon an apology with respect to the use of executive power. Read More »

Helicopter crashes into home in Newport Beach

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Officials said two others were hurt, but it is unclear how numerous victims were on board the aircraft. The four-seat Robinson 44 helicopter was carrying four passengers , said Ian Gregor, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration. Read More »

S. Korea wins United States sanctions exemption to fly its skiers to N

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The charter had been set up in order not to conflict with existing sanctions imposed against North Korea by the United States, the official said without providing further details. In a shift from past foreign policy speeches, the president made nearly no reference to China. The country also tested a nuclear weapon that US officials assess was a hydrogen bomb. Read More »

EMA's Miyagi resigns, 'button pusher' fired in aftermath of false missile alert

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The report states a midnight shift supervisor at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency chose to conduct a surprise ballistic missile drill during the transition to the day shift, specifically to test staffers under stress. Honolulu and the rest of Hawaii was sent into a panic with a false alert of an imminent ballistic missile attack. The day shift supervisor was not present, and it took officials 38 minutes to retract the alert in part because the state's governor, David Ige , ... Read More »

Urgent need for govt to stimulate investments, says Economic Survey

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INDIA has estimated that its economy will grow by between seven and 7.5 per cent over the fiscal year starting on April 1, making it the world's fastest-growing major economy once again. The survey also warns about a sharp correction in the stock markets, which now are at trading at all-time highs as part of the ongoing trends across worldwide stock exchanges. Read More »

Floodwaters in Seine river peak in Paris

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In June 2016, the Seine topped out at nearly 20 feet and riverside museums had to relocate their artwork, CNN reported. In normal times, the river measures about 5 feet on the Austerlitz scale. River Seine exceeded its normal water level by more than 13 feet over the weekend after weeks of heavy rainfall. Colombe Brossel, the deputy Paris mayor, told CNN the city had learned from past mistakes, but that more needs to be done to adapt to climate change. Read More »

Irish Government begins special meeting over abortion referendum

His boss, Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe, has indicated support for repeal and allowing unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks . Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to outline the Government's approach after the specially convened cabinet meeting in Government Buildings, Dublin this evening. Read More »

Apple iPhone X Production Volume Allegedly Slashed In Half For Q1 2018

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The report also notes that Apple will maintain the total production target of 30 million for the other iPhones it now sells, including the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but also older iPhone models. Sacconaghi of Bernstein had originally predicted that Apple would outpace Wall Street expectations of 62 million iPhones by selling 66 million units, but on Monday he cut that figure to 53 million units, a almost 20-percent cut. Read More »

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Parliament for the Budget session

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The Lok Sabha last month passed the landmark bill that makes instant "triple talaq " a criminal offence and proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife by uttering the word " talaq " thrice. The triple talaq bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha was stalled in the Rajya Sabha by a united opposition. Highlighting the works done by the Modi government, Kovind said: "In last 3.5 years, out government have constructed more than 93 lakh houses in rural areas". Read More »

8 people dead in Yemen

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Fighting broke out on Sunday after a deadline set by the separatists for Mr Hadi to dismiss Mr Dagher and his cabinet. The Saudi-led military coalition, supporting Hadi, called on all political forces to show restraint and adhere to peaceful dialogue amid the ongoing clashes. Read More »