• NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law
NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law

North Carolina is now in consideration for championship bids after NCAA officials said House Bill 142, a compromise bill to HB2, met "the minimal NCAA requirements". HB 142 also says that local governments can not pass ordinances protecting LGBT people - or anyone else - from discrimination in employment or public places until 2020.

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  • Enormous iceberg causes tourists to flock to tiny Newfoundland town
Enormous iceberg causes tourists to flock to tiny Newfoundland town

Ferryland, Newfoundland, is host to a special visitor, as seen here on Sunday: a giant iceberg, the first of the season. Passersby have begun to crowd Newfoundland's coastal streets for a photo opp with the large iceberg, as the potential exists for more glacier pieces to appear in the coming weeks and months.

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  • Pence avoids direct answer on North Korea sabotage
Pence avoids direct answer on North Korea sabotage

Navy's Yokosuka base and give a lecture in Tokyo. And the vice president believes American voters will be able to pinpoint accomplishments as it reflects on the administration's first 100 days. Pence's trip comes almost three months after President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal that with US parti...

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  • Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers
Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers

Trump also seeks changes in government procurement that would boost purchases of American products in federal contracts, with one aim being to help US steelmakers. In yesterday's White House briefing, one of the unnamed agency executives called out three of these firms, saying, "The top recipients of the H-1B visa are companies like Tata , Infos...

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  • Protesters in Kenosha urge Trump to release tax returns
Protesters in Kenosha urge Trump to release tax returns

President Donald Trump says his newest executive order will spur more people to " Buy American, Hire American ". He called on the four departments to reform their systems to insure that H1B visas are given only to the "most skilled" or "highest-paid" applicants .

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  • Donald Trump's threatened 'armada' still far away from the Korean Peninsula
Donald Trump's threatened 'armada' still far away from the Korean Peninsula

The embarrassing saga began when Adm. Harry Harris, who heads U.S. Pacific Command, initially announced in a news release April 8 that he had directed the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to "sail north" from Singapore, adding that the ships were being diverted from planned port visits to Australia.

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  • Demand to see Trump's tax returns will only grow
Demand to see Trump's tax returns will only grow

In West Palm Beach, some of those marching said they'd taken part in protests nearly every weekend since Trump was sworn in. Dozens of protesters were calling on him to release his tax returns. "You don't know which way the country goes", said Arlin next to her 89-year-old husband who fled Czechoslovakia during World War II. And Republican Rep.

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  • More Americans Think President Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises
More Americans Think President Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises

Fifty-two percent of those surveyed believe Trump is a strong and decisive leader, although that is down from 59 percent in February. So did the number of people who think he can "bring about changes this country needs", which fell seven percentage points, too, to 46 percent.

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  • Kashmir : Policeman among several injured as students clash with law keepers
Kashmir : Policeman among several injured as students clash with law keepers

Police sources said the situation is tense but is under control. Srinagar protesters chanted slogans "Go India, go back" and "We want freedom", with the rally turning violent as the police tried to stop them from marching through the city's main business area.

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  • More than 1000 Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike
More than 1000 Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike

In the NYT piece , Barghouti accused Israel of conducting "mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners", and said that a hunger strike is "the most peaceful form of resistance available" against these abuses. In doing so, it has unlawfully and forcibly transferred Palestinian civilians into captivity, and has used this si...

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  • AL Planned Parenthood won't be affected by withholding of federal funds
AL Planned Parenthood won't be affected by withholding of federal funds

The rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prevented states from blocking Title X funding to abortion companies like Planned Parenthood. The bill unravels an Obama-era regulation that insisted states couldn't refuse to spend family planning money with Planned Parenthood or any other organization that performs abortions.

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  • Mario Balotelli reacts to AC Milan's late equaliser against Inter Milan
Mario Balotelli reacts to AC Milan's late equaliser against Inter Milan

But AC Milan regrouped, and a goal from Alessio Romagnoli gave them a lifeline. AC Milan have a slight edge over Inter Milan in Serie A right now, with the Rossoneri in fifth, two points above their great rivals. The red and black section of the San Siro fell deadly silent when Icardi was allowed to run in unmarked on 44 minutes to poke...

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  • US Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to America's top court
US Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to America's top court

That paved the way for Gorsuch's confirmation vote Friday, but left lawmakers of both parties bemoaning the undoing of comity in the Senate and warning that the 60-vote filibuster barrier on regular legislation, a key tool to force bipartisan cooperation, could be next to go.

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  • Trump Reverses Himself On NATO, China, Russia And More
Trump Reverses Himself On NATO, China, Russia And More

For a man known to adopt policy positions more out of convenience or circumstance than principle, Donald Trump has made a tidal wave of public reversals on major issues over the past two days - some of them bedrock campaign promises. "It's unlikely that we will build a wall or physical barrier from sea to shining sea", he said in April. (Her term a...

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  • Turkey: Russia agrees to Syria chemical probe
Turkey: Russia agrees to Syria chemical probe

However, during an interview with the AFP - which CNN notes was "conducted under restrictions imposed by" Assad's regime - the Syrian president claimed that reports about the attack on his people were false. It marked the first time that the USA military directly struck against forces under the command of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, t...

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  • Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east
Destruction in fight to take west Mosul worse than east

Embassy in Ottawa Thursday. ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces are making progress in their offensive to expel Islamic State from Mosul but face a "very complicated" urban battle as the militants hide in mosques, homes and hospitals, a US general told Reuters on Wednesday.

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  • Chief Keef Arrested in Marijuana-Related DUI
Chief Keef Arrested in Marijuana-Related DUI

Cops also found marijuana and other substances in a auto trailing his McLaren charged four other people with misdemeanour possession of marijuana, according to TMZ . Authorities detained and transported the young rapper and four others to Miami Beach Police headquarters for processing. After failing a field sobriety test, Cozart told the officer...

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  • Filipino court upholds Joseph Scott Pemberton's conviction
Filipino court upholds Joseph Scott Pemberton's conviction

In its decision, the CA affirmed the RTC's ruling which sentenced Pemberton to a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment. In his testimony, Pemberton admitted arm-locking Mr Laude's head after they got into a scuffle. "Consequently, the argument that Pemberton was not under local custody during the trial has no leg to stand on". While the Marine wa...

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  • The Crown leads nominations
The Crown leads nominations

The full line-up of Bafta nominations was announced yesterday. The BBC dramas Fleabag, created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley , are also up for three categories each. Foy and Smith will be stepping down from playing the queen and her husband in Season 3 since "The Crown" will jump several years into th...

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  • Four hikers die in Canada after avalanche hits popular trail
Four hikers die in Canada after avalanche hits popular trail

Five hikers have been killed by an avalanche on a popular hiking trail near Vancouver, devastating the city's Korean community. "They didn't do anything wrong", he said. He descended and phoned 911. Colwell said the surviving hiker met another person walking up the trail who then alerted police. "Unfortunately, near the summit, there's some v...

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