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New York City public schools closed Thursday

New York City public schools closed Thursday

On Halloween, investigators say an Islamic State-inspired attacker drove down a bicycle path, killing eight people before he wrecked the truck and was shot by police. New York, however, will have to r...

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Cuomo outlines plan for 800 MW of offshore wind

Cuomo outlines plan for 800 MW of offshore wind

In New York City, about 2,000 buses have been operating with chains. "We look forward to working with state officials and others to improve our health, our quality of life and the future of the planet...

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Paul Manafort sues special counsel Robert Mueller, DOJ

Paul Manafort sues special counsel Robert Mueller, DOJ

Mueller carte blanche to investigate and pursue criminal charges in connection with anything he stumbles across while investigating, no matter how remote from the specific matter identified as the sub...

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Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

The commission had recommended that Russia, Vietnam, Syria, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic be added, and that Pakistan should have been included on the list of CPCs, rather than the lower d...

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Iran appears to have beaten down sudden protests

Iran appears to have beaten down sudden protests

Philip Gordon, an assistant secretary of state and a White House coordinator for the Middle East during the Obama administration, wrote over the weekend that Trump should "keep quiet and do nothing"...

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Sean Spicer admits he 'screwed up royally'

Sean Spicer admits he 'screwed up royally'

However, Spicer said he was less concerned with his own credibility and was more anxious about all the people he was representing in his role. "I would say that's first and foremost", he continues, ...

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Iceland make it illegal to pay men more than women

Iceland make it illegal to pay men more than women

Under the new rules companies will have to obtain a government certification if they employ over 25 people proving their equal pay credentials and those who fail to meet pay parity requirements will f...

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Doug Jones's son staring down Mike Pence goes viral

Doug Jones's son staring down Mike Pence goes viral

Jones' " sexy son " and a " hottie zookeeper " alongside shirtless vacation photos and gym selfies culled from his Instagram account. The "death glare" look Carson Jones is giving Mike Pence i...

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California Man Formally Indicted For Plotting To Blow Up Pier

California Man Formally Indicted For Plotting To Blow Up Pier

Assistant federal defender Charles Lee said he hadn't been presented with the evidence and that his office would investigate the possibility of an entrapment defense. The complaint said Jameson sugges...

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Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

AFP quoted a security source as saying 20 people had been killed in the attack, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. local time. A suicide bomber in the Afghan capital caused dozens of casualties on Thur...

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US Coast Guard searching for small missing plane in Gulf of Mexico

US Coast Guard searching for small missing plane in Gulf of Mexico

Officials said there is a chance the plane lost cabin pressure and that the pilot fell unconscious, though an exact cause of the incident remains unknown. Radar contact of the aircraft was lost about ...

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Turkey, Russia warn United States against interference in Iran's domestic politics

Turkey, Russia warn United States against interference in Iran's domestic politics

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said earlier this week that she would be seeking a meeting of the top United Nations body to show support for demonstrators. United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein...

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Japan Intends to Enhance Defense Potential Amid North Korean Threat - Abe

Japan Intends to Enhance Defense Potential Amid North Korean Threat - Abe

Speaking at a news conference in Mie prefecture, Abe underlined the graveness of the situation by comparing it to the Second World War, a conflict which was finally ended with the dropping of two atom...

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Washington Redskins heiress Jacqueline Kent Cooke 'beat lawyer during antisemitic rant'

Jacqueline Kent Cooke , 29, was leaving a posh Upper East Side restaurant called Caravaggio when she got into an altercation with a complete stranger. Cooke reacts, "You called me a f*cking bitch"...

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Rouhani tells Erdoğan he hopes protests will end 'in a few days'

Rouhani tells Erdoğan he hopes protests will end 'in a few days'

The comments were not immediately confirmed by the Iranian side. The federal trial hinged on the testimony of well-connected Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab , who became a government witn...

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UIDAI denies any breach or leak of Aadhaar data

UIDAI denies any breach or leak of Aadhaar data

The authority said it had given search facility for the goal of grievance redressal to designated personnel and state government officials to help residents only by entering their 12-digit Aadhaar num...

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Trump Administration Moves To Expand Offshore Drilling

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the plan, saying that responsible development of offshore energy resources would boost jobs and economic security while providing billions of dollars to fund ...

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Rohingya refugee camps will struggle with nearly 50000 new babies

Rohingya refugee camps will struggle with nearly 50000 new babies

That equates to the entire population of Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour, or Bundaberg. Some will be the children of rape, and all of them will begin their lives in flimsy settlements where they are at r...

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18 killed, 239 injured in South Africa passenger train crash

18 killed, 239 injured in South Africa passenger train crash

The train had capacity for 780 passengers and there were 758 on board. Netcare 911 spokesman Tebogo Magoro said at least 12 people died in the horror smash. Firefighters and medical services rushed ...

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Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Spirit Airlines Passenger

Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Spirit Airlines Passenger

Officials also said that he admitted to unzipping the woman's trousers and that he claimed that while he tried to put his finger in her genitals, he was unsuccessful. He told agents in a written state...

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Powerball jackpot jumps to $550M, Mega Millions to $445M

Powerball jackpot jumps to $550M, Mega Millions to $445M

The winning numbers for Wednesday were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42. "We would love to see someone from North Carolina bring home Saturday's $ 550 million jackpot ", said Alice Garland, executive director...

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North Korea Accidentally Hit Its Own City In Missile Test, Report Says

North Korea Accidentally Hit Its Own City In Missile Test, Report Says

Satellite images show damage caused by a failed test launch that struck Tokchon, a city of 200,000 in the interior of Kim Jong-un's secretive state, according to a U.S. It is believed that the success...

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Zimbabwe court dismisses case against journalist charged with insulting Mugabe on twitter

Zimbabwe court dismisses case against journalist charged with insulting Mugabe on twitter

But a magistrate let her go after prosecutors failed to provide a trial date, freeing her from the charges - albeit temporarily. "So something which the state called a case has crumbled today and we a...

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Egypt: Hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, 1 tourist killed

Egypt: Hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, 1 tourist killed

The crash killed one passenger and injured seven others, according to initial reports. Egyptian authorities said the incident was caused by strong winds that forced the balloon off course above th...

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'Bomb cyclone' brings travel chaos and deaths to USA north

'Bomb cyclone' brings travel chaos and deaths to USA north

Thousands of flights were cancelled and schools were closed in many localities as snow piled up and blizzard conditions began taking hold in the northeast. More than 3,000 airline flights within, into...

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'Don't fear death': China's Xi urges blunt call to PLA

'Don't fear death': China's Xi urges blunt call to PLA

As head of the Communist Party's Central Military Commission, Xi is commander-in-chief of China's more than two-million-strong armed forces. Analysts say Xi is very unlikely to risk putting China's ...

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IDF Hits Terror Targets in Gaza After Three Rockets Hit Israel

Video footage from the clashes showed Abu Thurayeh carrying the Palestinian flag and waving the victory sign at Israeli soldiers across the border. What happened after remains unclear. An Israeli mi...

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Reformers Slam Jeff Sessions' New Policy on Federal Marijuana Enforcement

Reformers Slam Jeff Sessions' New Policy on Federal Marijuana Enforcement

Dunne said the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind Obama-era policies on legal marijuana is going against the will of the people. "We want to let Jeff Sessions know he can not...

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Frozen Florida iguanas cold-stunned, but probably not dead

Felix Montalvan, who owns Jaws and Claws Reptiles in West Palm Beach, Fla., explains to member station WLRN in Miami, "They try to move and they can't". However, as the website iguanainvasion.com no...

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Strong stance helps spur talks about North Korea

Strong stance helps spur talks about North Korea

Democrats Sen. Edward J. Markey of MA and Rep. In addition to further calls for legislative solutions that would strip Trump of the power to launch a nuclear first strike , anti-war groups demande...

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Pakistan senator disappointed at United States suspending military aid

Pakistan senator disappointed at United States suspending military aid

He said a unanimous statement would be adopted in next meeting of Parliamentary Committee on National Security in which defence bodies would also be invited. The Trump administration has accused Pak...

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Shocking stats: Children, pets locked in Toowoomba cars

Shocking stats: Children, pets locked in Toowoomba cars

Newly released figures show RACQ came to the rescue of 45 children and 16 animals a year ago. Figures show three children are locked inside hot cars across Queensland each day. CHILDREN who are left...

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Police search for man hit by auto before riding away with driver

Police search for man hit by auto before riding away with driver

Victoria Police are looking for more information about a man who was run over by a vehicle in Kilsyth, east of Melbourne, before he got into the passenger seat. A witness reported the incident to poli...

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Furious Pakistan summons United States ambassador over Trump tweet

Furious Pakistan summons United States ambassador over Trump tweet

David Hale was summoned by the Pakistan foreign office on Monday to explain Trump's tweet, media said. Islamabad has repeatedly denied the accusations, lambasting the United States for ignoring th...

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Time to Reconsider Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) After Less Short Sellers?

Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Hldgs owns 1.01 million shares. Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE ) has risen 21.74% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500. Its down 0.08,...

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Gov. Scott Hosts Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Roundtable

Gov. Scott Hosts Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Roundtable

Scott made it clear his mission is to give families that have been displaced a new place to call home. To earn a diploma in Puerto Rico, students must have minimum of 18 course credits, 20 hours of oc...

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At least 75 vehicles involved in crash on Thruway near Buffalo

At least 75 vehicles involved in crash on Thruway near Buffalo

Video appears to show dozens of vehicles and trucks involved in the snowy accident. Others had to be extracted from their vehicles, Poloncarz said. The Erie County Department of Homeland Security and ...

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Texans QB Watson ahead of schedule in rehab

Texans QB Watson ahead of schedule in rehab

Watt got that for the Texans , and the All-Pro defensive end remains quite bullish on the future...both the team's and his own. Watt broke his leg in the Texans' Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chie...

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Climate research reveals what Earth would look like 2C warmer

Climate research reveals what Earth would look like 2C warmer

More than 25 percent of Earth will experience serious drought and desertification by the year 2050 if the attempts made by the Paris climate agreement to curb global warming are not met, according t...

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Trump Administration Shuts Down $13B Obama-Era Rail Tunnel Funding Deal

Trump Administration Shuts Down $13B Obama-Era Rail Tunnel Funding Deal

In a December 29 letter, K. Jane Williams, deputy administrator of the U.S. Federal Transit Administration, said "there is no such agreement" to pay half the cost of the Gateway project. The states st...

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