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Hundreds protest Sacramento cop killing of Stephon Clark

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Several Kings players joined black community activists' calls for racial justice at a Friday night community meeting, almost two weeks after Clark's March 18 death. After they were joined by reinforcements, the two officers on the scene muted the audio on their body cameras as they discussed what had happened, a move that has drawn criticism. Read More »

The first pitch of the Major League Baseball season was a Cubs homer

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Not in terms of games - just innings. He went 2-for-3 with a team-best two RBIs. It was a four-seam fastball at 95 miles an hour. But he got out of it when first baseman Derek Dietrich came up with Jason Heyward's hot shot, stepped on the bag for one out and threw home to complete an inning-ending double play. Read More »

Supreme Court Uncertain on Gerrymandering

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It was nothing personal. Kennedy wondered whether the state would open itself up to a court challenge if it redrew its districts to make them more competitive given its new political makeup. The fact that both parties gerrymander is important to keep in mind as the pendulum of line-drawing swings a bit more toward Democrats with all these recent court cases. Read More »

Springer, World Series champ Astros top Texas 4-0 in opener

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The Astros went 12-7 against the Rangers last season to win the Silver Boot Trophy for only the third time in the last 14 years. "It's my job to be sure they become good baseball fans". Astros-Rangers first pitch starts at 2:40 p.m. The Astros, though, were unable to capitalize on multiple opportunities to close deficits, eventually dropping game two of their series with the Texas Rangers , 5-1. Read More »

Turkey Calls France Terrorism Host After Macron Meets Kurds

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Macron met Thursday in Paris with delegates from the SDF and "saluted" their efforts against Islamic State, which remains France's priority, according to a statement the president's office. Ankara's offensive against the YPG in Afrin appeared to reach its climax on March 18 when the Turkish forces and their allied rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters declared full control of the Kurdish-held enclave. Read More »

US judge rules 9/11 suits against Saudis can proceed

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Almost 3,000 people died. Saudi Arabia and the SHC moved to dismiss under rule 12 (b)(1 ) again claiming that JASTA did not affect their immunity and additionally asserting that JASTA was unconstitutional for interfering with the courts' power to "decide cases and controversies free from congressional control". Read More »

Trump Touts Infrastructure Plan During Ohio Visit

Regarding his still-unscheduled upcoming meeting with Kim, Trump said, "If it's no good, we're walking, and if it's good, we will embrace it". "From their point of view, they didn't want to be surprised by finding out that we were looking at subject 'X, '" Meinert told Politico. Read More »

Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says

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There are other considerations when reviewing the arrangement, including the terms of the agreement. Her husband, J. Steven Hart, is the CEO of Williams & Jensen, a prominent energy lobbying firm . One bedroom apartments listed for rent in the immediate area on Friday ranged between $1,600 and $2,500 a month, depending on amenities. Is that the extent of Pruitt's relationship with the energy industry? The company is lobbying to scale back Obama-era EPA rules limiting greenhouse-gas ... Read More »

Attorney for Stormy Daniels seeks to depose Trump on payment

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In the new court filing seeking to depose Cohen and Trump, Clifford's lawyer included as exhibits a CNN article about how Cohen paid Clifford, a transcript of a White House press briefing by Raj Shah and an article from Vanity Fair's Hive, which covers politics, business and celebrities, in which Cohen says he never threatened Clifford. Read More »

Barclays agrees $2bn fine in United States for mortgage misselling

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The British lender was the only bank to push back against the size of the settlement demanded by the Justice Department, prompting the prosecutor to file a lawsuit in the waning days of the Obama administration in 2016. Two former Barclays executives, Paul Menefee and John Carroll, who worked on the RMBS deals paid a combined US$2 million in exchange for claims against them being dismissed, the Justice Department said. Read More »

CBI to probe ICICI-Videocon loan case

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The PE is an internal mechanism of the CBI to verify allegations. A preliminary enquiry can be converted into a first information report when the agency has sufficient material to show that a cognisable offence has been committed. Videocon Chairman Dhoot also denied giving any loan to any company and individual. Kochhar was a financial services entrepreneur before he co-founded NuPower. Read More »

'She's a monster,' say parents after teacher accused of molesting student

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It increases the state's gasoline tax by 3 cents and the diesel tax by 6 cents. Educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma are lobbying for more pay while Kentucky's teachers are fighting proposed changes to their pensions plans. "It's not all about the pay raises.it's about money for our kids so we can supply what we need for them in the classroom". Treat said state senators would not have passed the tax revenue bill without a promise to repeal the hotel/motel tax, so the teacher and employee ... Read More »

Communal tension in Bihar amid religious idol vandalised

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The clash broke out after a religious idol was vandalised in the district, "which led to the communities coming face-to-face, the situation is now under control", the District Magistrate said to news agency ANI . On Sunday last, the members of two communities had clashed in Aurangabad over a Ram Navami procession. The Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal have been trading charges over the issue, blaming each other for the sudden rise in such incidents. Read More »

Inside Kim Jong Un's mysterious mobile party pad

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Tokyo is also reportedly in touch with Pyongyang, discussing a possible meeting between Kim and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It is not the first time North Korea's official broadcaster has taken its cameras inside the Kim family trains, previously offering details such as floors bulletproofed with iron sheets, and a narrow carriage apparently containing Kim Jong-il's office - complete with glossy wooden floors, a wooden desk and chair, and camel-coloured sofa. Read More »

Pakistan, India agree to 'end' diplomats harassment

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In a significant move to ease tensions, India and Pakistan are looking to put a lid on recent incidents of harassment of diplomats by reiterating a code of conduct arrived at in 1992 to ensure diplomatic staff are not subject to rough treatment that has accelerated a downturn in relations. Read More »

Police officers involved in Alton Sterling shooting, fired, suspended, police chief says

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They say the video released today offered insight into what black people deal with across the country, calling on change within the Baton Rouge Police Department and nationwide. Attempting to describe why he swore at Sterling after the capturing, Salamoni claimed "he was so insane at Sterling for making him eliminate him and also for aiming to eliminate us", the record claims. Read More »

Driver tries to ram soldiers in France

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No one was hurt in the attempt. The driver shouted in Arabic at the soldiers before the attack and sped off afterwards in what reports said was a stolen Peugeot 208. Last week, one Radouane Lakdim killed a passenger in a auto and then fired at the local policemen out for the jog, injuring one. The people of Trebes paid an emotional farewell to three local victims at a ceremony in the square of the sleepy town yesterday, held a day after a national tribute to officer Arnaud Beltrame ... Read More »

Girl buys first lottery ticket on 18th birthday, wins big

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After consulting with a financial adviser, Ms Lagarde opted for weekly payments so as to avoid tax. That's because the "Gagnant á vie!" scratch-off she bought was worth $1 million dollars. Patrice Lavoie, a spokesman for the lottery corporation, said: 'It's without taxes so it's equivalent to a salary of more than $100,000 (£55,000) a year, so it's a great start in life for that young lady. Read More »

Donald Trump Tweet-Dumps VA Secretary David Shulkin

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That was one of the reasons, he said , that the VA was seeing improvements in veteran homelessness, unemployment, and opioid abuse rates. The former Obama official has been replaced by the president's personal physician, Admiral Ronny Jackson , who has no qualifiable leadership experience and raised millions of eyebrows a year ago after publicly proclaiming that Trump was "in excellent health". Read More »

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy ordered to face trial on corruption charges

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Mr Sarkozy is alleged to have accepted €50m (£43.8m) from Gaddafi's regime, claims which have been repeated by the dictator's son and French businessman Ziad Takieddine. Sarkozy's lawyers had previously argued that magistrates investigating the alleged secret Libyan funding exceeded their powers and went on a "fishing expedition" by tapping his conversations with them between September 2013 and March 2014, breaching lawyer-client privilege. Read More »

Adnan Syed of 'Serial' will get a new trial, Maryland court affirms

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But that letter was never followed up on; McClain's testimony was never evaluated by Syed's defense and never made it into the trial. He was granted a new trial, but prosecutors appealed that ruling . They were denied Thursday in a 138-page ruling from Maryland's second-highest court. McClain, who went to high school with the victim and convicted perpetrator, said she saw Syed at their high school's library at the time prosecutors claimed the murder occurred. Read More »

Sessions declines to appoint new special counsel for GOP concerns

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Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John Cornyn of Texas and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, also called for a second special counsel to investigate the FBI's handling of the Russian investigation and the FISA warrant for Page. Jerrold Nadler of NY, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, called the investigation "a shame" and said Mr. Horowitz is being forced to chase a conspiracy theory. Read More »

Tracking more wet weather for weekend

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Next week we will start off in the 50s Monday with a 50% rain chance and slowly warm back into the 60s for the rest of the week. Temperatures will remain around average, primarily in the lower-to-mid 50s. Lows will drop to the low 30s with the high topping off around 40 degrees. High of 79 degrees. Futurecast shows a scattered shower will be possible a near sunrise Easter Sunday . Read More »

50 days to royal wedding: Time for the personal touches

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Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 12 noon followed by a reception at Windsor Castle". While the TVP are no newcomers to policing royal events, the scale of the event means they will be supported by the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police, as well as other forces from outside the Thames Valley. Read More »

DOOMSDAY DELAY: Leaders of North and South Korea to Meet Next Month

The summit will be seen as a victory for Moon, who has always been pushing hard for diplomatic relations with North Korea. In response, Mr Cho said officials in the preparatory talks should do their best to set up a successful summit as the "current situation was created by decisions from the highest leaders of the North and South". Read More »