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Teacher that trashed all military members issues response to backlash; under investigation

The El Rancho Unified School District on Monday put El Rancho High teacher and Pico Rivera Councilman Gregory Salcido on administrative leave as it moves forward with its investigation into a recording of him disparaging the military. The student said he wants to join the Marine Corps after graduation - just like his dad and uncle. He said the video wasn't meant for anyone else, but his mother shared it with a few friends "and now it's this". Read More »

McConnell: Mueller Needs No Protection From Congress

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Mueller has provided Trump's lawyers with a number of topics investigators want to discuss with the president , according to CNN, making it clear that he is seeking an interview with Trump. Democrats immediately seized on the report , saying they would try to ensure that continuing budget negotiations included legislation to protect the special counsel . Read More »

Leroy Sane set to be out for more than two months

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Please protect the players . Pep Guardiola has insisted Manchester City remain committed to lifting the FA Cup this season despite the prospect of a nightmare-run of fixtures. They made a decision to play in that way. But there is one man, in black, he has to decide what is correct. "There are parts of the transfer we can not pay", said Guardiola. Read More »

Catalonia's Parliament postpones Puigdemont session

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The parliament was dissolved by the Spanish government in October after it unilaterally declared independence. The former Catalan leader who helped the region declare independence will likely ask the Spanish government to let him back into Spain. Read More »

Catholic humanitarian groups ask USA to restore aid to Palestinian refugees

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Early in January, Trump blamed the Palestinians and threatened to cut USA funding. The delegation was reportedly there to hold a training session on digital commerce, according to Israeli media. His declaration drew universal condemnation from Arab leaders, stirred Palestinian street protests and drew widespread worldwide criticism. Jerusalem - home to some of the most sacred shrines in Christianity, Islam and Judaism - is perhaps the most emotionally charged aspect of the long-running ... Read More »

Separatists circle key area in Aden

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Global charity Save the Children said it was suspending life-saving work in Aden as its staff were forced to hunker down amid gun battles that the Red Cross says have killed at least 36 people in the past three days. The council had asked Hadi to make changes in the government, accusing it of corruption and mismanagement, and gave him a week to do so - a deadline that expired on Sunday. Read More »

Turkish military denies use of napalm in Afrin

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A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and 10 other leaders of the doctors' union on Tuesday, after the body criticised Turkey's military operation in north Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Afrin should be cleared of "terrorists", and demanded the deployment of Turkish troops there during a speech back in November 2016. Read More »

Nunes Has Turned House Intel Panel 'Into a Joke — MSNBC's Mitchell

Trump may want the memo released because he thinks it vindicates his fears about the investigation and shows that members of his circle were targeted by the Justice Department based on unverified information. Mr. Rosenstein is the acting attorney general in the Russian Federation case since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from all Russia-related cases. Read More »

Budget Session starts with presidential address and Economic Survey

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It said that India's economy should grow between 7 percent and 7.5 percent in 2018/19 (April-March) with exports and private investment set to rebound. "The GST has increased the number of unique indirect taxpayers by more than 50 per cent- a substantial 3.4 million", it said, adding GST embodies and heralds a radical adjustment and enlargement in the understanding of the Indian economy. Read More »

European Union set to agree Brexit 'transition' negotiation guidelines

The EU officials, however, note that the texts agreed past year clearly show that both sides will be bound by the principle of "sincere cooperation" while pursuing EU law. Barnier's deputy Sabine Weyand said a meeting of European affairs ministers in Brussels "adopts guidelines for Brexit negotiations within two minutes: status quo transition without institutional representation, lasting.to 31 December 2020". Read More »

Putin, Netanyahu discuss Middle East

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The Israeli prime minister has also announced his intention to discuss enhancing the coordination between the Russian and Israeli armed forces in Syria and other issues that are important for Israel's security during the meeting with Putin . Read More »

Chris Stapleton coming to Atlanta in October

Stapleton, a Kentucky native, has won multiple Grammys, Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. He was one of the headliners at last summer's Mountain Home Country Music Festival in rural Elmore County. Released December 1, 2017 on Mercury Records Nashville (purchase here), Volume 2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Read More »

Kabul military academy hit by explosions and gunfire

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It came a week after Taliban militants stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul , killing 22 people, including 14 foreigners, and setting off a 13-hour battle with security forces. "The route was leading to the former interior ministry and this route was also leading to Indian consulate, Indonesian Embassy and the High Peace Consul office", Rahimi said . Read More »

Suspected Toronto serial killer facing three new murder charges

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On Monday, Toronto police said that Mr McArthur has been charged with first degree murder in the deaths of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Marmudi and Dean Lisowick. He said the search for victims of McArthur has spread around the City and that the nature of the victims extends beyond the gay community. Police believe he was murdered between May 2016 and July 2017. Read More »

Ireland to hold referendum on abortion laws at the end of May

Varadkar told the BBC on Saturday that he would campaign for a change in the law, drawing criticism from the former Fianna Fáil minister Willie O'Dea, who said it was "astonishing" that the taoiseach had told "foreign journalists" about his position before the parliament or the Irish people. Read More »

Donald Trump Allegedly Tried To Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses

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Mueller now", Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC News' "This Week". Bipartisan legislation was drafted last summer to prevent Trump from being able to fire Mueller, but the efforts ultimately fizzled out when Republicans weren't convinced Mueller's investigation was in any danger. Read More »

Kendrick Lamar's 'Loyalty' wins rap/sung performance Grammy

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Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" won the album of the year Grammy in 1999, and Outkast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" won in 2004. Handwritten notes bearing the names of the dead were projected on the stage as country music stars Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne performed Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven. Read More »

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down

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Multiple U.S. officials say that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from his post today and taking "terminal leave" meaning that he will stay on until his retirement in March (that was always his plan) so he can receive full retirement benefits. Read More »

U.S. panel rejects marketing plan for heated tobacco device

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Food and Drug Administration concluded on Thursday. One claim the committee voted in favor of was that iQOS reduces the body's exposure to harmful or potentially harmful chemicals. Critics worry the slick packaging and marketing around IQOS seems more geared toward attracting youth than helping wean longtime smokers off cigarettes. Read More »

Cambodia police arrest five British men over 'pornographic dancing'

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Bandam, 10:26 PM A police report claimed the villa, in which pub crawlers stopped by, was rented by foreigners for parties, where one had to pay up to $15 to get in. "Any people producing pornography is contrary to Cambodia's traditions", he said. They said they had been assigned a Cambodian lawyer, and were due in court on Sunday. Read More »

Trump says he 'deeply respects' people of Africa after purported derogatory remark

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The letter dated Thursday was addressed to African leaders as they converge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for an African Union (AU) summit this this weekend. Trump angered leaders there by complaining about African immigration from "shithole countries" in a White House meeting, according to Sens. Trump added that he looked forward in 2018 to building on relationships he had established during the African Leaders' lunch during the UN General Assembly last September as well as the relationships ... Read More »

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested after calling day of nationwide protests

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Navalny has been barred from running in the election. Footage of his arrest was quickly shared on social media, as Navalny urged people to continue to turn out and march against president Vladimir Putin. Images broadcast online by supporters of Mr Navalny showed officers arriving at the building on Sunday morning and beginning to question people, with spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh claiming they used an angle grinder to gain entry. Read More »

Trump marks Holocaust remembrance day with pledge of 'Never Again!'

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I strongly oppose it. History can not be changed and it is forbidden to deny the Holocaust . Former U.S. President Barack Obama used it in 2012, prompting outrage in Poland. "There were Polish death camps and no law can ever change that". Speaking to reporters after his meeting, Kozlowski said the intent of the legislation is not to "whitewash" history. Read More »

Kono, Wang pledge to improve bilateral ties

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Kono, who is in Beijing on a two-day trip, is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the signing of a peace treaty and reestablishment of ties between the two countries after World War II. Officials are also arranging meetings with other Chinese senior officials including Premier Li Keqiang. While the two ministers were keen to show that ties are on an upswing, the dispute over islets in the East China Sea, that has chilled relations since 2012, remains. Read More »

New Air Force One fridges to cost a cool $31 million

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Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Defense One in an email that some of the equipment on board is in need of replacement because of decreasing performance. Despite undergoing maintenance, the fridges' reliability has declined, and they are now unable to support those mission requirements, an Air Force spokesperson said. Read More »

Pakistan starts operation to rescue two European climbers

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Poor weather prevented the team from reaching Mackiewicz, who had snow blindness and altitude sickness, Karrar Haidri, a top official in the Pakistan Alpine Federation, said Sunday. Pakistani climber Karim Shah, who was in contact with the expedition, said the rescue effort was unmatched in the climbing world, with the team ascending 1,200 metres in complete darkness along a treacherous route without a fixed rope. Read More »

North Bay's Fideli selected as interim PC leader

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In an email to the party's legislators sent last night, Tory party president Rick Dykstra says he has requested, and legislators have agreed, to select an interim leader. " Patrick Brown and the whole PC party have fractured Conservatives". "I think it's important to say, I'm an ally and with that, there is a role to play", he said. Read More »