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Jameel Williams was among the thousands from across the state to march from the NCAE headquarters to the North Carolina State Legislative Building. North Carolina teachers earn an average salary of about $50,000, ranking them 39th in the country past year, the National Education Association reported last month.
  • South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds Undecided on Gina Haspel Vote

    South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds Undecided on Gina Haspel Vote

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    The Senate Intelligence Committee is due to vote on Wednesday on whether to approve Haspel. She's expected to be given a positive recommendation from the committee, and will then likely face a full Senate vote sometime next week. Though she vowed during her testimony never to restart a detention and interrogation program and said she would obey current law, she also refused to condemn the agency's defunct torture program and insisted that it had been legal at the time.
  • Tammany Parish School Board set to trim property tax rate

    Tammany Parish School Board set to trim property tax rate

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    CAMDEN - Voters will have their say on a proposed $52.22 million Camden school district general fund budget for the 2018-19 school year that includes an approximately 2 percent local property tax levy increase. The seat on the three-member board was vacated by longtime member Joseph Louchheim, publisher of the Press News Group, who decided not to seek reelection after serving three, three-year terms on the board.
  • 9 dead, dozens injured as multiple blasts hit eastern Afghan city

    9 dead, dozens injured as multiple blasts hit eastern Afghan city

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    Afghan security forces surrounded the area and were still battling the gunmen hours after the initial explosions. Kabul has become one of the deadliest places in the country for civilians as security forces struggle to keep the militants at bay following the withdrawal of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat forces at the end of 2014.
  • Eurovision: The 5 favorites in kitschy pop song contest

    Eurovision: The 5 favorites in kitschy pop song contest

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    Historically Finland has rarely done well at the Eurovision Song Contest and has only won the longest-running annual global TV song competition once. Portugal this year for the first time host the " Eurovision ". "I know our results have fluctuated over the years but I have a really good feeling about our chances this year", the singer shared.
  • Iran Divisions Widen after Trump's Nuclear Deal Decision

    Iran Divisions Widen after Trump's Nuclear Deal Decision

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    The EU has policy tools available that it's used in the past to protect companies from US sanctions - but they're often outweighed, in the eyes of executives, by the risk of losing access to the world's biggest economy. French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the United States decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA ), was a "mistake".
  • Teenager arrested after classmate shot with rifle at high school

    Teenager arrested after classmate shot with rifle at high school

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    Darren Harris with the sheriff's department. The victim had been stabbed at least once in the upper torso, Schrader said. Authorities were called to the school at 7:05 am, and officials said that the male suspect was apprehended at a nearby Vons grocery store after the shooting.
  • Mike Pence Wants Mueller to 'Wrap It Up'

    Mike Pence Wants Mueller to 'Wrap It Up'

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    Pence had raised $1.2 million and spent almost $1 million as of mid-April, making it the most expensive race among Indiana's congressional districts. The seat is open because incumbent Rep. Luke Messer is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. He has mentioned he would deal with points reminiscent of infrastructure, veterans' affairs, fixing the immigration system and well being care.
  • Neymar still has fears over foot injury ahead of World Cup

    Neymar still has fears over foot injury ahead of World Cup

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    Neymar is making his return to football after suffering a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in late February, but the injured Brazil forward has revealed that he will need to overcome a psychological barrier as he bids to return to full fitness ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
  • Pujols Becomes 32nd to Reach 3000 Hits

    Pujols Becomes 32nd to Reach 3000 Hits

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    Carew recorded his 3,000th hit in Anaheim on August 4th, 1985 on an opposite-field single off of the Minnesota Twins' Frank Viola. "I was really excited, but at the same time you still have a game you need to play and you still need to focus to win that game, " Pujols said.
  • Oceanographers record largest-ever wave in southern hemisphere off New Zealand coast

    Oceanographers record largest-ever wave in southern hemisphere off New Zealand coast

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    The wave was generated by a deep low-pressure system and wind speed exceeding 65 knots. Waves like this do not just affect the coasts in southern hemisphere, but also those in the northern hemisphere. The significant wave height for the Southern Ocean wave was 14.9 meters. "This is also a record for the Southern Ocean, but falls short of the 19m world record buoy measurement that was recorded in the North Atlantic during 2013", he said.
  • Pompeo: US Willing to Aid North Korea's Economy for Denuclearization

    Pompeo: US Willing to Aid North Korea's Economy for Denuclearization

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    Singapore will provide a neutral backdrop for the summit, avoiding some of the security and political challenges of meeting in the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South. The optics a second time round would not have been so punchy. Trump noted, "The true honor [of the situation] is going to be if we have a victory in getting rid of nuclear weapons".
  • Jerusalem Turns into Barracks Ahead of US Embassy Inauguration

    Jerusalem Turns into Barracks Ahead of US Embassy Inauguration

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    A report released by Save the Children on Friday estimated that among the 700 children injured over the last six weeks of protests 250 were shot by Israeli live fire. The incursion took place during a weekly mass protest in which thousands of Palestinians gathered along the Israel-Gaza frontier. On Thursday, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar signaled his support for thousands of Palestinians to breach the border fence.
  • Merkel denounces Iran attack on Israeli positions

    Merkel denounces Iran attack on Israeli positions

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    The foreign ministers of France, Britain and Germany will meet Iranian representatives next week, Paris said Wednesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran. Yet for all his calls for a deepening of the EU, Macron is waiting to see if Merkel will join him amid resistance in her conservative CDU party to French plans.
  • Deadpool Apologizes to David Beckham for That 'Helium' Joke

    Deadpool Apologizes to David Beckham for That 'Helium' Joke

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    Play a little hard to get. The letter shared on Reynold's Twitter account parodies the tone and some of the language used in the one sent out before Infinity War hit theatres. Beckham then reveals that it wasn't the joke from Deadpool that made him upset. Of course, it wouldn't stop his brutal reprisal which - seemingly directed at Ryan Reynolds - drops bombs about notorious Reynolds-headlined pre-Deadpool comeback flops like Green Lantern , R.I.P.D.
  • CCA ranks in top 10 of TN high schools in new report

    CCA ranks in top 10 of TN high schools in new report

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    The school was ranked 17th in the entire state and was outperformed by 13 New York City Public Schools, two schools in Westchester County and one school on Long Island. The school offers a variety of honors and Advanced Placement courses, including computer science, physics and foreign language. Ocean Springs College Readiness Index score of 33.3 was tops in MS and far exceeded that of all other Jackson County schools, with Pascagoula High School the next highest at 18.8.
  • Takeda, a Japanese drug maker company to buy Shire at $62 billion

    Takeda, a Japanese drug maker company to buy Shire at $62 billion

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    Shire has offered Takeda a large presence in the US and an expertise in the rare diseses. Those savings, coupled with increased cash flows, will be important to help Takeda achieve its goal of quickly paying down some of the large debt burden it will take on to pay for the deal.
  • After weeks of wild protests, Armenia elects new PM

    After weeks of wild protests, Armenia elects new PM

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    He also has a long history of political activism. The National Assembly of Armenia elected the leader of the Armenian protest movement, 42-year-old Nikol Pashinyan as the new Prime Minister of the country, which, according to the new constitution, is now the most influential position in Armenia.
  • Kim Jong Un Secretly Met With Xi Jinping Again

    Kim Jong Un Secretly Met With Xi Jinping Again

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    Like the March summit in Beijing , the Dalian summit was kept secret until Kim's plane left for Pyongyang on Tuesday afternoon. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that his country is committed to denuclearisation if a "relevant party" drops "hostile threats".
  • North Korea summit likely to be held in Singapore: Yonhap

    North Korea summit likely to be held in Singapore: Yonhap

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    But the warm welcome was not Mr Kim's only gift from the South's leader; he also received a USB drive from Mr Moon . President Trump has expressed interest in meeting with the North Korean leader in the demilitarized zone between the North and the South.
  • China's trade surplus with U.S. widens to $22.19 billion in April

    China's trade surplus with U.S. widens to $22.19 billion in April

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    The April surge in the US-China trade gap was partly the result of rebounding Chinese exports in April, rising 12.9 percent from a year earlier and bouncing back from a 2.7 percent drop in March. That left the country with a trade surplus of $28.78 billion for the month, customs data showed on Tuesday. For January to last month, it rose to US$80.4 billion, from about US$71 billion in the same period past year.
  • Sessions says border crossers will face prosecution

    Sessions says border crossers will face prosecution

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    Marshals Service and any of their children traveling with them are placed in government custody, with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Sessions said. "But we can not take everyone on Earth who is in a hard situation". According to CNN , the national security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen , approved a new policy on Friday (to be unveiled on Monday) where anyone caught illegally crossing the border will be immediately processed.
  • Taylor Swift pays surprise visit to young burn victim

    Taylor Swift pays surprise visit to young burn victim

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    EPIC! Thank you Taylor Swift for an wonderful night (notice Raegan and Bella right in front of Taylor ) She gave the girls a huge hug and said "I hope I get to see you again at my next concert!" Dillon wrote , adding, "She performed her entire tour set (a full 2 hour concert) and then afterwards she bought everyone pizza and desserts and we got to hug her and take a picture with her".
  • Of Rihanna's Best Fashion Moments At The Met Gala

    Of Rihanna's Best Fashion Moments At The Met Gala

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    The GRAMMY victor attended her first Met Gala after releasing her hit single, "Umbrella", in 2007, and over the years, she has slowly but surely secured her spot as a fashion icon, both on and off the red carpet-draped steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Death toll rises after Pakistan mine explosions

    Death toll rises after Pakistan mine explosions

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    In the other incident, 16 other workers were killed on Saturday when another coal mine collapsed after a gas explosion inside it in the Marwar area. According to Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF), about 100 to 200 labourers die on average in coalmine accidents every year. A total of 43 workers died in 2011 when gas explosions triggered a collapse in another Balochistan colliery, also owned by the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation.
  • Palestinian Authorities Urge to Boycott Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

    Palestinian Authorities Urge to Boycott Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

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    Also in its statement on Sunday, the POC slammed the Arab cyclists for their "disloyalty" and for taking part in a "free service for the [Israeli] occupation that does not recognize global laws, resolutions and charters of the United Nations on the rights of the Palestinian people and continues to deny the right of the Palestinian Arab people to establish their independent state on their land with al-Quds as its capital".
  • Viviani pushes for second consecutive win as Dennis remains in lead

    Viviani pushes for second consecutive win as Dennis remains in lead

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    But Viviani was right on his wheel and, despite nearly being pushed into the barriers by a veering Bennett, kept his nerve to take his third stage win at the Giro as the Irishman was forced into third. "I've been nicely surprised with Israel: when we race outside of Europe, Australia or the USA, it's pretty quiet on the roads". The peloton seemed relaxed as it departed Be'er Sheva with a trio managing to escape pretty easily consisting of Guillaume Boivin (Israel Cycling Academy), Enrico ...
  • 30 'killed and wounded' in Afghanistan bombing

    30 'killed and wounded' in Afghanistan bombing

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    Earlier in the day, Reuters said that the explosive devices had more probably been activated remotely rather than by a suicide bomber. No group has, however, claimed responsibility for the abduction so far. They were kidnapped while traveling to Pul-e-Khomre, the capital city of Baghlan where the company is said to have an electricity substation contract.
  • US Exit from JCPOA Not That Simple: Iran

    US Exit from JCPOA Not That Simple: Iran

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    When the deal was signed in 2015 during the administration of former US President Barack Obama, the Israeli leader faced opposition to his stance at the White House. Mr Trump has threatened to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal signed by the US, China, Russia, Germany, France and Britain with Iran.
  • Stormy Daniels Stars As Herself in Star-Studded SNL Cold Open

    Stormy Daniels Stars As Herself in Star-Studded SNL Cold Open

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    This week's Saturday Night Live cold open was another celebrity-filled skit with Ben Stiller reprising his role as President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen - and Stormy Daniels appearing as herself. "He ( Cohen ) made payments for the president, or he conducted business for the president, which means he had legal fees, monies laid out and expenditures, which I have on my bills to my clients", Giuliani said.
  • El Clasico: Zidane rules out guard of honour for Barca

    El Clasico: Zidane rules out guard of honour for Barca

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    I congratulate them, and this is respect. After 34 matches, 2970 minutes plus, Barcelona are just 360 minutes away from going unbeaten for the whole 2017/18 La Liga season. Zinedine Zidane's men will also be keen on exacting revenge for the 3-0 loss at the Bernabeu earlier in the season. Asensio fed the Wales global on the edge of the box and he bent a first-time strike out of Ter Stegen's reach to level for the Champions League finalists.
  • Jeffrey Tambor confirmed for new season of Arrested Development

    Jeffrey Tambor confirmed for new season of Arrested Development

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    However, the representative did not provide details on whether Fox and Netflix have discussed pulling out Tambor from the show. Netflix's decision to keep Tambor on board marks a contrast in comparison to the streaming service's handling of misconduct allegations against other male actors/comedians.
  • Tornadoes tease Tescott area again, but Wichita escapes worst storms

    Tornadoes tease Tescott area again, but Wichita escapes worst storms

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    Before a storm strikes you want to develop a safety plan that you and your family can use to protect yourselves in the event of a severe storm. The red is a Moderate Risk, the orange an Enhanced Risk, the yellow a Slight Risk and the dark green (south of I-96 in Michigian) is a Marginal or Low Risk.
  • Turkish party names Recep Tayyip Erdogan as presidential candidate

    Turkish party names Recep Tayyip Erdogan as presidential candidate

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    On May 4, the Republican People's Party (CHP ) nominated Muharrem İnce to challenge Erdoğan in the June 24 presidential election . Should Erdogan win, he will receive another five-year mandate which would allow him to press on with a transformation of Turkey that began when he first became prime minister in 2003.
  • Thailand to face hosts UAE; tough tests for Vietnam, Philippines

    Thailand to face hosts UAE; tough tests for Vietnam, Philippines

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    Australia and Jordan have faced each other four times - all in World Cup qualifying - with each side winning two games, while Syria's gallant but eventually unsuccessful bid to qualify for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation has made football fans sit up and take notice.
  • Palestinian teen dies after being shot during protests

    Palestinian teen dies after being shot during protests

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    We will remind, on Friday, April 27, according to the Ministry of health in Gaza , during the "March of return" were killed and three wounded 833 participant in the unrest. Pompeo spoke in the Jordanian capital of today, urging the Palestinians to return to peace talks with Israel, saying the U.S. is open to a two-state solution, which he termed a "likely outcome".
  • Terre Haute police officer gunned down

    Terre Haute police officer gunned down

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    After the shooting, police engaged in a standoff with the barricaded suspect, who has not been named, that lasted until just before 9:20 p.m. He offered the full resources of state police to the Terre Haute Police Department including a special tactics and weapons team, robots and helicopters.
  • My 2 cents: Some facts about Cinco de Mayo

    My 2 cents: Some facts about Cinco de Mayo

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    California Highway Patrol officers will be doing their normal patrols this weekend, as Cinco de Mayo is not covered under the CHP's maximum enforcement patrols, according to Officer Siara Lund of the CHP's media relations office. A year before that, as a presidential candidate, Trump marked the annual celebration by proclaiming his love for Hispanics and taking a photo of himself eating a taco bowl in his office at Trump Tower.
  • Trump to meet Moon over N/Korea's Kim Jong Un

    Trump to meet Moon over N/Korea's Kim Jong Un

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    The U.S. has been demanding the release of the trio and Trump appeared to lay the blame for their detention with the Obama administration who he said "has always been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp".
  • Boy Scouts of America drop 'boy' from its name

    Boy Scouts of America drop 'boy' from its name

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    The organization already has started admitting girls into the Cub Scouts , and Scouts BSA will begin accepting girls next year. " Girl Scouts has been the premier girl leadership development organization and girl expert for over 100 years", said Karen Hill, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of OR and Southwest Washington.