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Mobile, Ala., police officer killed in line of duty

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An Honor Escort for fallen Mobile police officer Justin Billa will roll at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect, Robert Hollie, was found dead inside his home. Billa is commended for his investigation into complaints of a man committing robberies in the 200 block of North Ann Street and in the area of Rylands Street and Adams Street. Read More »

Venezuela's Petro pre-sale marks world first for government crypto

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Madura's government is the victim of an economic war led by opposition politicians with the help of the US President Donald Trump, according to Maduro. Apparently, the USA treasury department must be working overtime to nip Petro in its bud and if that happens, the crypto world will be left with very little to celebrate. Read More »

Pakistan Supreme Court Rules Ousted Leader Nawaz Sharif Cannot Lead His Party

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be chief of the country's ruling party, saying that a person who is not eligible to hold a public office can not head a party. The top court disqualified Sharif from office last July for concealing financial assets. Mr Sharif and his supporters have repeatedly denied allegations of corruption, suggesting the three-time prime minister is the victim of a conspiracy driven by Pakistan's powerful ... Read More »

Liberman: Hamas will pay for border fence attack

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There were no reports of casualties in Gaza from the attacks. While visiting three of the four IDF soldiers injured in Saturday's explosion near the Gaza border, the Israeli defense minister praised the soldiers and vowed to avenge the incident. Read More »

Richard Branson plans Virgin Hyperloop for India

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Back in November 2017, Virgin revealed that it was identifying potential routes and analysing the high-level economic impact and technical viability of Hyperloop transportation solutions in India. The second phase of the project will give shape to the Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop route in five to seven years. The fully electric system would also result the congestion on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 86,000 tons over a period of 30 years. Read More »

Trump on Twitter (Feb 20) - Obama administration, America's elections, taxes

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Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the USA presidential campaign , Facebook's global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Washington on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S. Read More »

Lavrov warns USA against 'playing with fire' in Syria

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The US coalition on February 7 struck a formation attacking a position of the Syrian Democratic Force east of the Euphrates river in eastern Syria , killing about 100 people. "We'll work with obviously anyone who can answer that question". In his speech, Lavrov touched on several Middle Eastern themes, expressing Moscow's conviction that the legitimate interests of the Iraqi Kurds should be protected, called for an end to the fighting in Yemen between government forces and Shi'ite ... Read More »

Trump Jr. Blurs Line Between Business And Politics In India Trip

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Critics have accused Donald Trump Jr. of seeking to cash in on his First Family status by offering Indian property investors an exclusive "dinner and conversation" audience. British writer and historian Patrick French called it an "abominable invitation to dinner with Trump Jr". Trump Jr. will also visit Kolkata, where the construction of a project with 137 luxury units will begin soon. Read More »

China demands 'severe punishment' for man who stole thumb from terracotta warrior

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The statue Rohana allegedly defaced is called the Cavalryman and dates to around 210 B.C. The museum has said the statue valued at $4.5 million will be repaired. He was released on bail. The Terracotta Army is one of China's most important archaeological finds. The FBI agent tracked Rohana back to his home in Bear, Delaware, where the young man admitted to having stashed the thumb in a desk drawer. Read More »

Trump endorses former rival Mitt Romney for Senate bid

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Romney, a 70-year-old multi-millionaire, is a former MA governor who's running to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch . Romney responded by groveling. Why did Obama refuse to call out Russian Federation as an enemy of the United States in 2012? Since the start of 2018 alone, Trump has reportedly derided countries populated by black and Latino people as " shithole " countries; praised Rob Porter , the former aide accused of domestic abuse by three women; and ... Read More »

OH school district holds lockdown after student shoots himself

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Police Chief Mark Brink said the shooting happened around 7:50am at the Jackson Middle School. A school official in OH says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. 'Students will be released to their parents in the near future'. Gina Larkins, whose daughter is in eighth grade, told News 5 she noticed the police activity on her way to drop her other daughter at the elementary school. Read More »

Ohio State assistants will make $1 million in 2018

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With four games left on their schedule and tournament play yet to begin, the Wildcats already have the same amount of losses as they did all of previous year. And that's why the stage for Thursday night's game is important in so many ways for this program. Schiano was of course the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 and 2012 before being fired and moving on to Ohio State in 2016 to work under Urban Meyer. Read More »

Russia says five of its citizens killed by US strike in Syria

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The US-led coalition said it killed at least 100 pro-government fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria , in one its deadliest confrontations yet with forces backing Damascus. Two Wagner contractors who were captured by ISIS in November have not been heard from since appearing in a video soon after being seized. The Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta said 13 Russians were killed in the attack and another 15 wounded. Read More »

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM resigns

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A government statement said the state of emergency, which Siraj said must receive legislative approval within 15 days, was declared to "protect the constitutional order and to protect peace and security". Last month, Hailemariam said Ethiopia would release some jailed "politicians" to "improve the national consensus and widen the democratic platform". Read More »

John Kelly overhauls White House security clearances

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Kelly begins the memo by stating that in the wake of the Porter scandal, "We should - and in the future, must - do better" and acknowledges that problems in the security-clearance process demanded attention. He also ended in September the practice of granting new interim security clearances "absent extraordinary circumstances" and his signoff, and directed a review of pending security clearance applications. Read More »

Tillerson says US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria

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Mr Cavusoglu said Turkey would be able to take joint steps with the United States in Syria once the YPG left the vicinity of Manbij. "We brought forward proposals on how we can address all of the critical issues that are standing between our countries", Tillerson said during a joint news conference with Cavusoglu. Read More »

Trump Supports 25-Cent Fuel Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure

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In a statement to Axios , a White House official referenced comments made by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Tuesday, in which she said raising the gas tax - which was last increased in 1993 - is a possibility. The federal gasoline tax is now 18.4 cents a gallon for gas and 24.4 cents for diesel, and was last raised in 1993. The increase floated by the president would presumably put the gasoline tax at 43.4 cents and diesel tax at just under 50 cents. Read More »

Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador over aid agency's sex scandal

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Aviol Fleurant, Haiti's minister of planning and external cooperation, said Oxfam officials had been summoned to meet with his ministry staff on Thursday to explain the sexual misconduct accusations allegedly perpetrated by the charity's employees in the wake of the devastating 2010 natural disaster. Read More »

Bill and Melinda Gates take on the "tough questions" about their foundation

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However, the most frequently asked question on the Gates' list is about the current USA president: "How are President Trump's policies affecting your work?" Why are you really giving your money away - what's in it for you? His and Melinda Gates's tenth annual letter , released Tuesday, is otherwise sunny in its global outlook. Read More »

Map: Here's how much snow MA could get on Saturday

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Additional snow is expected to arrive on Friday and Saturday , with yet another storm moving in for Sunday . Though New York City is enjoying some spring-like weather on Thursday , it's back to winter with snow in the forecast for this coming weekend. Read More »

Bowman wins Daytona 500 pole

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The Daytona 500 kicks off the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Series Cup season on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. CT; the race will be televised live on Fox. "I think it's still a little surreal". Hamlin will start on the outside of the front row. "It's worked very well, but we learn every day, nearly with every auto", Probst said. Read More »

Minnie Driver Quits Oxfam Role Over Sex Scandal

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Oxfam has denied a cover-up over the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers in Haiti following the country's devastating 2010 quake. Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti's president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as "undignified and dishonest". Read More »

Arizona woman wakes up with British accent

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Her condition is called Foreign Accent Syndrome. So when she one day addressed her family with a British accent , despite spending her life in Texas and Arizona, everyone took it as a joke. Myers suggests her diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which caused her chronic pain from childhood into adulthood, could have triggered her accent change . Read More »