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The sanctions block the designated entities' property and interests within the US or in USA nationals' control while also banning transactions between the sides. The possibility of U.S. Friday's sanctions came as Trump's oldest daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump met with President Moon Jae-in in Seoul, leading a USA delegation to attend the PyeongChang Olympics closing ceremony.
  • "6" of snow + many big events = messy Saturday

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    There could be some light freezing drizzle mixed in with the snow at times, but little or no ice accumulation is expected. WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. A 10 percent chance of snow showers. To the west, a snowfall of 3 to 6 inches is expected. A low pressure system will bring snow, rain, some sleet, and plenty of wind to the area beginning Saturday evening and continuing into Sunday morning.
  • Lindsey Vonn leads Olympic women's Alpine combined

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    While she negotiated this less-than-fiendish Jeongseon course unscathed, she recognised that the task of holding her battered body together for Beijing 2022 was as daunting as it was unnecessary. After Vonn's slalom ended suddenly, she crossed paths with Shiffrin in the finish area. It is not over yet. (The course was relatively straight, short and easy by World Cup standards, making it more hard for Shiffrin to separate herself.) But Gisin's slalom put her past Shiffrin and into ...
  • Trump on Twitter (Feb 21) - Obama administration, Jeff Sessions

    Trump on Twitter (Feb 21) - Obama administration, Jeff Sessions

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    The officials said Wednesday the sanctions process moves slowly for legal reasons and can not react to bad headlines and criticism. Obama also expelled 35 Russian government officials and ordered two waterfront compounds closed in the US that Washington said the Russians were using for intelligence-gathering operations.
  • Florida School Shooting Survivor Rejects 'Crisis Actor' Claim

    Florida School Shooting Survivor Rejects 'Crisis Actor' Claim

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    Conspiracy theories claiming that the students who survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last week are " crisis actors " have spread like wildfire across social media platforms - despite the repeated promises of Big Tech to crack down on fake news .
  • Broward County Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting

    Broward County Sheriff: Deputy never entered school in shooting

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    The sheriff said he was 'devastated, sick to my stomach. He also said the sheriff's office was reviewing whether the first officers on the scene rushed into the school, as they are trained to do when an active shooter is on the rampage. They hate the second amendment. Discussing school safety with state and local officials on Thursday, he explained why he believed that it would work, saying: "Shooters won't walk into a school if 20% of people have guns".
  • Mike Watkins to miss Penn State men's basketball's game against Nebraska

    Mike Watkins to miss Penn State men's basketball's game against Nebraska

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    Duncan Robinson scored 19 points and Moritz Wagner added 18 to help No. 17 MI beat Penn State 72-63 on Wednesday night. Tip-off for the important game between the Nittany Lions and Wolverines is set for 7:00 p.m. Wagner, unfazed by the PA announcer butchering his first name in new and creative ways, hit a contested corner 3 - Michigan's first basket in five minutes - to tie the game at 41.
  • Australian deputy leader Barnaby Joyce quits

    Australian deputy leader Barnaby Joyce quits

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    He said his decision was influenced by the fact that Mr Joyce was unable to serve as acting prime minister while Mr Turnbull is in the United States for an official visit this week, with the Deputy Prime Minister instead taking a week of personal leave.
  • Third innings: Cricketer-politician Imran Khan marries spiritual guide

    Third innings: Cricketer-politician Imran Khan marries spiritual guide

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    Maneka, who is in her 40s, is from the Wattoo clan. The news of Imran's third marriage with Bushra Manika was first published by a local newspaper on January 1. Since January, reports of his marriage was in the news . The statement clarified that Khan had decided not to travel overseas yet. However, Bushra's husband released a video last month and denied any report about his wife.
  • The connection between Rev. Billy Graham and Music City

    The connection between Rev. Billy Graham and Music City

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    In 2002, tapes were released of Graham making critical comments about Jews during a conversation with former President Richard Nixon, a close friend. This was the largest single turnout for a Billy Graham rally. Tirelessly spreading a message of fellowship and hope, he shaped the spiritual lives of tens of millions of people worldwide.
  • Iranian TV airs images of deadly plane crash site

    Iranian TV airs images of deadly plane crash site

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    Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) official had earlier said that after improvement in the weather in the region, 80 search teams were conducting an operation at Mount Dena in the Zagros mountain range. The incident has reawakened concerns over aviation safety in Iran, which has been exacerbated by global sanctions over the years. It was one of only three airlines barred over safety concerns - the other 190 being blacklisted due to broader concerns over oversight in their respective ...
  • Japanese man given sole custody of 13 surrogate children by Thai court

    Japanese man given sole custody of 13 surrogate children by Thai court

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    A Thai court has ruled in favour of a wealthy Japanese man who fathered 13 surrogate children through Thai mothers, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian. They were subsequently cared for by the Thai state, while another four infants were deemed also to have been fathered by the same man. Some surrogacy agencies are now offering services to carry out the embryo transfer in Laos and then provide pregnancy care for the surrogate in Thailand, a wealthier country with vastly superior ...
  • Top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

    Top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

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    This waiting period gives state officials time to run a background check on the buyer, and also creates a "cooling off" period allowing someone who meant to give "individuals who might use a firearm to harm themselves or others an opportunity to calm down".
  • Poland says prime minister's Holocaust remarks meant as 'call for open discussion'

    Poland says prime minister's Holocaust remarks meant as 'call for open discussion'

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    The bill was labeled "anti-Semitic", and Knesset member and chairperson of Yesh Atid Yair Lapid , the son of a Holocaust survivor, said it "tries to deny Polish complicity in the Holocaust". Israel has been vociferous in its criticism of the new law, accusing Poland of attempting to rewrite history. The law also criminalises describing Nazi concentration camps in Poland as " Polish ".
  • Haley Hits Back at Palestinian Official Who Told Her to Shut Up

    Haley Hits Back at Palestinian Official Who Told Her to Shut Up

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    Following a speech by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday, US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Hale, delivered a blunt message before the worldwide body. The United Nations granted Palestine the status of a non-member observer state in 1992, but an upgrade to full membership would require unanimous backing from the Security Council - an unlikely outcome, given the near-certainty of a USA veto.
  • Today is Presidents' Day: What's open, what's closed

    Today is Presidents' Day: What's open, what's closed

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    The next federal holiday is Memorial Day on May 28. Most consumer banks are closed for President's Day, too, though a few are still open including some branches of TD Bank . Two, if you think they really need it. Rep. William Moore McCulloch of OH argued that perhaps we wouldn't want to pay tribute to all presidents. Some lawmakers have objected to this view, arguing that grouping George Washington and Abraham Lincoln together with less successful presidents minimizes their ...
  • Turkey Denies Use of Chemicals in Syria's Afrin

    Turkey Denies Use of Chemicals in Syria's Afrin

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    In an interview to Sputnik, Kurdish YPG representative Nuri Mahmud detailed the disposition around the Syrian city of Afrin, where Turkey's Operation Olive Branch is still underway. The PKK has waged a decades-long armed fight against the Turkish state that killed tens of thousands of people. Syrian state news agency SANA , citing a doctor in a Afrin hospital, said Turkish shelling of the village caused choking in six people.
  • Meet Merkel's Possible Successor: From Tiny State to National Party Leadership

    Meet Merkel's Possible Successor: From Tiny State to National Party Leadership

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    The mother-of-three, a mainstay in local politics for 30 years, said she wanted to help the CDU become "a strong, confident, centrist party" that could convincingly win elections. Sometimes dubbed "mini Merkel" by German media , Kramp-Karrenbauer, 55, is highly regarded in her party for winning an election in her region previous year that lifted the CDU's national standing ahead of a September 24 federal vote.
  • Trump Jr. may stir up Kolkata's branded luxury housing sector

    Trump Jr. may stir up Kolkata's branded luxury housing sector

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    Details of his full remarks have yet to be disclosed, but cooperation between India nations in the Pacific region and the US may be addressed. Other high-profile guests expected to attend the summit include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the CEOs of Netflix and Uber.
  • United States partygoer angers Chinese authorities by stealing a 2000yo terracotta warrior's thumb

    United States partygoer angers Chinese authorities by stealing a 2000yo terracotta warrior's thumb

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    The statue that temporarily lost its left thumb, called the Cavalryman , dates back to 210 and 209 B.C. It is one of 10 elegant Chinese Terracotta warrior statues now on display at the Franklin Institute. Mr Rohana is then alleged to have snapped off the 2,000-year-old statue's thumb and slipped it in his pocket. He added that the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre would be sending two experts to Philidelphia to fix the figure and that it would be seeking compensation.
  • Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey

    Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey

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    The top three were Abraham Lincoln at number 1, followed by George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The survey was published and authored by University of Houston’s professor Brandon Rottinghaus and Bois State University professor Justin S.
  • 7th grader shoots self in bathroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School: UPDATES

    7th grader shoots self in bathroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School: UPDATES

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    A school official says the student is being treated at a hospital. Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto said the school is still considering if classes will continue Wednesday. Parents were waiting anxiously outside the school for their children to be evacuated. Mom said she immediately called the police and found out that the lockdown at the school was very real.
  • Patrick Brown booted from Ontario PC caucus: Fedeli

    Patrick Brown booted from Ontario PC caucus: Fedeli

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    Around 3 p.m. Friday, Brown silently walked past reporters and into a closed-door meeting at Ontario PC headquarters. And an advisor to another leadership candidate is leaving that campaign to join Brown's, said Alise Mills, a crisis-communications specialist and spokeswoman for Brown.
  • Budgeting for schools draws sparks early in legislative session

    Budgeting for schools draws sparks early in legislative session

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    House members voted 63-1 on Wednesday to protect trade secrets and information that would compromise the physical security or cybersecurity. "We have seen other bills come up around increasing teacher pay that don't incorporate the proposed raise into the state budget, which makes it really hard to move the legislation forward".
  • Pence raises prospects for talks with North Korea, sanctions to continue

    Pence raises prospects for talks with North Korea, sanctions to continue

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    Pence helmed the US delegation to the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Friday and had a summit and several encounters with Moon during his three-day visit to Korea, which kicked off last Thursday. The North-South thaw has prompted speculation that it could lead to direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang after months of tension and exchanges of insults between U.S.
  • Bannon 'stonewalled' congressmen during committee hearing

    Bannon 'stonewalled' congressmen during committee hearing

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    Schiff said that Bannon only agreed to answer 25 yes-or-no questions that had been written by the White House. CNN reports that Bannon met briefly with the committee today and told the panel he had been instructed by the Trump administration to invoke executive privilege.
  • Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong Un impersonator makes another appearance

    Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong Un impersonator makes another appearance

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    But Harris says Kim is after much more . Klingner, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate for USA ambassador to Seoul, warned against the "naive engagement policies of his progressive predecessors", adding, "Moon should realize that offering economic benefits for symbolic North Korean gestures is not only ineffectual but would themselves risk being violations of United Nations resolutions".
  • KP Sharma Oli sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal

    KP Sharma Oli sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal

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    Election Commission had submitted the final results of the federal and provincial assembly elections to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday. After registering a grand victory, the communist alliance parties have been in discussions over the announcement of the PM candidate. However, KP Oli inducted two other ministers in his newly formed cabinet from his own party the CPN-UML.
  • Trial of Palestinian girl who slapped Israeli soldiers begins

    Trial of Palestinian girl who slapped Israeli soldiers begins

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    Tamimi, who has been incarcerated for almost two months, appeared to be in good spirits as she entered and whispered across the courtroom to her family. Tamimi has been in detention in Israel since her arrest at her home in December where she was filmed physically confronting Israel soldiers at her family's property in Nabi Salah in the Israel-occupied West Bank .
  • Trump immigration framework: Gain or loss for Indians chasing the American dream?

    Trump immigration framework: Gain or loss for Indians chasing the American dream?

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    The Justice Department appealed the decision, asking the U.S. Supreme Court last month to take up the case quickly, thus bypassing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. After passing security background checks and proving they were either in school, employed or serving in the military, DACA recipients were granted work permits and two-year reprieves from deportation that could be renewed.
  • Danica Patrick explains why she isn't racing in The Clash

    Danica Patrick explains why she isn't racing in The Clash

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    Earnhardt was quite impressed by Bowman and the No. 88 team's performance. "It's still a little surreal". Bowman elected to stay with Hendrick Motorsports as a test and simulation driver in 2017 instead of drive for another team and was rewarded with the job of being Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement in 2018.
  • World Bank's IFC calls for investment in Iraq reconstruction

    World Bank's IFC calls for investment in Iraq reconstruction

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    As a three-day worldwide reconstruction conference got underway in Kuwait , officials were seeking pledges from donors and investors to restore Iraq s devastated homes, schools, hospitals and economic infrastructure. Officials said housing was an urgent priority - the war damaged some 138,000 housing units, of which half had been completely destroyed. Still, far more money will be needed, Iraqi officials say.
  • Intel chiefs: Don't be fooled by North Korea's 'smile campaign'

    Intel chiefs: Don't be fooled by North Korea's 'smile campaign'

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    The WIRED report notes that Wray's comments are particularly alarming not only from a national security standpoint, but they were also framed as a sweeping generalization about Chinese students studying in the U.S. "Russian intelligence services will continue their efforts to disseminate false information via Russian state-controlled media and covert online personas about USA activities to encourage anti-US political views", the report said.
  • ISIS Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison For New York Bombings

    ISIS Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison For New York Bombings

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    Pauline Nelson accepted Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman's invitation Tuesday for victims of the September 17, 2016 attack to speak at the sentencing hearing for the Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi. Rahimi is a naturalized USA citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in Elizabeth, N.J. Prosecutors describe him as acting alone, inspired by terrorist propaganda on the Internet.
  • Michelle Obama portrait by Amy Sherald: The critics respond

    Michelle Obama portrait by Amy Sherald: The critics respond

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    Long after Obama's presidency, his administration will be remembered through historic media such as those displayed at Smithsonian's gallery. What did the portraits mean to you , particularly if you are African-American or of African descent? As in Sherald's previous paintings of African American subjects, Michelle Obama appears poised and powerful as she looks down on the viewer.
  • Zuma Calls Press Conference As Ruling ANC Moves To Force Him Out

    Zuma Calls Press Conference As Ruling ANC Moves To Force Him Out

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    South Africa braced Tuesday for a major political showdown as scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma rejected a direct order from the ruling ANC party to leave office. "Nobody is saying what I have done", he said. "We are of the view that Mr Zuma has violated the constitution and naturally must be removed‚" DA leader Mmusi Maimane said.
  • 3 dead after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

    3 dead after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

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    It was just frightful". He said the helicopter "sustained substantial damage" and, citing local authorities, that 7 people were on board. The Federal Aviation Administration additionally will examine the crash of the Eurocopter EC130, representative Allen Kenitzer said.