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House chaplain to stay on after Paul Ryan relents on ouster

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UPDATE, 6:25 p.m.: In a statement, Ryan said he had accepted Conroy's letter and "decided that he will remain in his position as Chaplain of the House". However, Conroy wrote that he changed his mind about his resignation after Ryan began speaking to the media. "This was not about politics or prayers, it was about pastoral services". Read More »

Scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica shuts down

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Stein's office says 2,521,064 North Carolinians' data was shared with Cambridge Analytica, the company at the center of the data breach scandal, and other parties. The Indian government too has shot-off notices to both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, confronting them with questions on data breach issue. The app, a personality survey called "yourdigitallife" built by Aleksandr Kogan, of Cambridge University , collected personal data from users and their Facebook friends, in line with the ... Read More »

Palestinian leader Abbas re-elected as chairman of PLO executive committee

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The editorial was an unusual move for a paper whose editorial board has, in the past, harshly criticized Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The rhetoric reflects the escalating tensions between the Palestinians and the Trump administration. Abbas also appeared to dismiss media reports quoting Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, as saying the Palestinians should stop complaining and accept what they are being offered by the Trump administration. Read More »

Evacuations Ordered As Volcano Releases Lava Into Residential Area

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A team on scientists continues to monitor seismic activity on the island. At 12 PM, Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reported continuous low magnitude natural disaster activity along the East Rift Zone, and say an eruption is possible. Police said a metal plate was placed over the damaged pavement. Hawaii County's Department of Public Works reports steam and lava emissions from a crack in Leilani Subdivision in the area of Mohala Street. Read More »

Congress is a gold medalist in corruption: PM Modi

Party leaders are also canvassing for votes. It also has governments in Puducherry and Mizoram. There is Gabbar, Sambha, Kalia, and all of them. "He helps the Reddy brothers (Janardhana, Karunakara and Somashekara Reddy) and wants to field them in the elections". Read More »

Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal, asserts foreign minister

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Netanyahu revealed that Israeli intelligence had "obtained a ton of material" from a "highly secret location" in Iran that housed archives of information for Iran's nuclear weapons program. Listening to the Prime Minister, it was hard to suppress a sigh. Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? What Does This Mean for the Iran Deal? "We will be left with a world where Iran ... Read More »

Japanese PM pledges not to move Israel embassy

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Each Friday, Gazans have taken to protesting at the border with Israel , following US President Donald Trump's decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, effectively establishing Jerusalem as an Israeli capital. Netanyahu praised "the tremendous growth of Japanese investment in Israel and Israeli investment in Japan". Zarif adds: "Let me make it absolutely clear once and for all: We will neither outsource our security nor will we renegotiate or add onto a deal we have already ... Read More »

Death Toll In India's Deadly Storm Rises To 80

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The death toll is expected to rise after an overnight storm ravaged India's Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan states, leaving at least 100 dead and almost 250 injured. UP relief commissioner Sanjay Kumar said 160 heads of cattle were lost. The storms also caused damage to private and public property, as many houses were left battered and trees uprooted. Read More »

British PM May defends illegal immigration targets after minister resigns

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The pressure had been building on the former banker ever since the emergence of the "appalling" treatment of Caribbean immigrants to the United Kingdom between the 1940s and 1970s - the so-called Windrush generation . Brexiteers didn't shed tears over the departure of Rudd, who was once considered a leading candidate for the Conservative Party leadership and was a prominent pro-E.U. Read More »

Chinese Diplomat: Kim Jong Un Focused on 'Achieving Denuclearization'

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Joining Warren and Markey in signing the letter, were: U.S. Sens. Last week, Warmbier's parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against North Korea in USA federal court, alleging that the Kim regime had tortured and killed their son. "South Korea alliance", Cha said, "it would represent a major retrenchment". This would require close coordination with Seoul, although officials in the South Korean president's office have said there has been no official requests to prepare the venue for ... Read More »

Weather: May bank holiday weekend set to be sunny and dry

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A few weeks ago, temperatures of 29 degrees were recorded in the United Kingdom, making it the hottest April day since 1949. However, it could prove misty around coasts in the south and the west, according to the Met Office . The Met Office forecast for Friday and Saturday says: "Much of England and Wales will be dry, bright and increasingly warm". This May bank holiday weekend could be the "hottest on record" - so do not forget to dust off your barbecues. Read More »

Footage From Vegas Massacre Out: 'Breach, Breach, Breach'

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Shortly after, they arrive at the gunman's hotel suite on the 32nd floor. A loud bang is then heard. As they approach his suite from a stairwell, another officer yells out, "Breach!" "There's a shooter! He's shot and killed multiple people already", a police officer shouts as he passes bystanders, on the hunt for the man who killed 58 people from his high-rise hotel suite. Read More »

Mixed picture as counting continues in local elections across England

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The results from Great Yarmouth and Norwich are expected later today. May's party held on to control of Wandsworth council - a low-tax Conservative stronghold since the time of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Conservative council leader Donna Jones said she was "upbeat" after winning six seats. They will be hoping to appeal to Remain voters in parts of London they used to control but leader Sir Vince Cable has warned against expecting "spectacular progress". Read More »

US Warns China Over Missiles Installed on Disputed Artificial Islands

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CNBC quoted unnamed sources as saying that according to United States intelligence assessments, the missiles were moved to Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef within the past 30 days. "We don't comment on matters of intelligence", a spokesman said. The US news network CNBC reported China had installed the weapon systems on three of the artificial reefs it had developed in the strategically vital waters. Read More »

Ignore attacks and uphold White House Correspondents' Dinner tradition | Letters

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It was meant to critique the Trump official's behavior, not her appearance, she said . "It is taunting me". "Is it Sarah Sanders, Sarah Huckabee Sanders? ". A far-right media personality known for leading a hate group has some insightful words about comedian Michelle Wolf , whose routine at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner didn't go over well with Trump supporters and some members of the national media. Read More »

UCCS Women's golf team headed to first ever NCAA Regional Tournament

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As associate head coach Chris Hooshyar is in his fifth season the Plains, Auburn has been in the NCAA Tournament each year since his arrival. "Conference championship was a big theme", Garren told Golf Channel. "It's going to be windy and we are used to Bermuda". For additional behind the scenes postseason content, follow the team's social media accounts (@BaylorWTennis on Twitter and Instagram , /BaylorWTennis on Facebook ). Read More »

US, China dampen expectations as trade talks open

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Beyond measures targeting Chinese technology giants - ZTE is already facing a ban on sourcing components from U.S. suppliers - analysts say they doubt Mnuchin and his team will be able to convince Beijing to reduce the bilateral trade deficit. Read More »

Trump lawyers said to lack security clearance amid Mueller talks

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Cobb has been the point person for the President Donald Trump's White House regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. Cobb's retirement, though not a surprise, was nonetheless the latest evolution for a legal team marked by turnover. Mr. Cobb took the lead of the White House team after the previous lead lawyer, John Dowd , quit in March convinced that Mr. Read More »

Nine Puerto Rican National Guardsmen believed dead — Georgia plane crash

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Still, Wednesday's crash was a new blemish on the plane's record, coming nearly 10 months after fifteen Marines and a sailor died when an air tanker version of the plane, a KC-130T, plunged into farmland in rural Mississippi. "It affects all of us". The most recent accident before Wednesday's deadly crash in Georgia happened July 10 when a Marine Corps KC130T transport plane crashed in MS, killing 15 Marines and a Navy sailor when it slammed into a soybean field near Itta Bena. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen for Stormy Daniels payment

Hannity returned to the payment later in the interview, giving Giuliani an opportunity to clarify. But experts also pointed out that it will be important to establish whether Cohen was reimbursed by Trump personally or by the campaign. Clifford", the complaint said. "It is an investigation into the personal attorney of a sitting president regarding documents that might be subject to the attorney-client privilege". Read More »

Vehicle dangling from Toronto bridge causes confusion for commuters

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Authorities had previously said the stunt was possibly part of a movie shoot and are now saying it is unconfirmed. The auto was just a shell that had been stripped of its engine, windows and seats and had no license plates. Toronto Mayor John Tory also weighed in on the incident. In the past, Toronto police have tweeted out information regarding any movie shoots in the city ahead of time. Read More »

Explosion, fire reported at CT home amid barricade situation

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This image provided by WFSB-TV shows a fire behind a house in North Haven, Connecticut, May 2, 2018. The chief of police in Branford confirms that a Branford officer was injured in the explosion. EDT. Race said he couldn't confirm if someone is still in the home. There was a large explosion during the investigation that prompted street closures. Read More »

UK's May in Crisis as Cabinet 'Brexiteers' Outgun Her

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Last summer, the government put forward two possible customs options to replace Britain's membership of the EU's customs union and single market, meant to ease cross-border trade and avoid potentially disruptive new checks on the Irish border. Read More »

Donald Trump dictated his own 'excellent' bill of health, says doc

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Trump's former doctor Harold Bornstein has said he did not write a glowing letter in December 2015 declaring the then-Republican presidential candidate's "astonishingly excellent" health , according to a U.S. "I couldn't believe anybody was making a big deal out of a drug to grow his hair that seemed to be so important", he said. Bornstein also addressed the origins of the December, 2015, statement. Read More »

Iowa lawmakers pass "heartbeat bill"

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If signed into law, Senate File 359 would become the nation's strictest ban as in many cases, heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Last session, they passed a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is in effect. The almost back-to-back votes come as Iowa lawmakers are on overtime at the state Capitol, trying to pass a spending budget and tax cuts later this week. Read More »

Amazon expands Alexa hub in Boston with 2000 new jobs

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Real estate analysts say it's unlikely that any company - even one as unconventional as Amazon - would put thousands of new employees in one city neighborhood even as they considered a huge corporate campus elsewhere in town, suggesting this expansion is either the start of a Seaport headquarters or a consolation prize. Read More »

Roberto Mancini Agrees Deal to Take Italy Job

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Roberto Mancini is set to become the new Italy coach after he agreed terms with the country's Football Association. The Zenit St Petersburg manager met with the Italian FA sub-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta and team manager Gabriele Oriali for over two hours in Rome on Monday evening. Read More »