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Hostage crisis at Indonesia detention center ends

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He revealed that a total of 156 terrorist inmates allegedly got involved in the clash, most of whom have surrendered and will soon be transferred to other prisons. One officer was found with a gunshot wound to the head. The prison also houses the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, who is serving a sentence for blasphemy. Read More »

In Indiana GOP Primary, Candidates Try To 'Out-Trump' Each Other

He says the bruising Republican primary, in which Braun and Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer each campaigned as unswerving backers of President Trump, suggests a misunderstanding of the job they're seeking. FOX59 spoke with Sen. Donnelly says he hopes to make health care and jobs the centerpiece of the campaign, but says he's "ready for a fight". "I want to congratulate Mike Braun on his victory tonight". Read More »

Polls open in North Carolina primary voting

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More correctly, voters who cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary can not cast a ballot in the runoff for the county judge seat. The county board also has a number of absentee and provisional ballots that require review and approval before closing out this election. Read More »

Lebanon Holds Parliamentary Elections For the First Time in almost a Decade

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The vote for the 128-seat parliament is being held according to a complex new law that has redrawn constituencies and replaced a winner-takes-all system with a proportional one. "Hariri's loss will be the distinguishing mark of these elections, which will have consequences on the battle to form a new government", the pro-Hezbollah Al-Akhbar daily wrote earlier on Monday. Read More »

Will pause in upward spiral of gas prices continue?

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The average for Pennsylvania is $3.02. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this summer alone the average American family is expected to pay $200 more in gas compared to this time past year. Federal estimates show gasoline inventories are higher than they were this time past year. National gas prices were also up - the USA daily national average was $2.81 per gallon, up from about $2.29 per gallon past year - and it's only expected to increase as we head into the ... Read More »

Justice Chelameswar refuses to attend farewell

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Chelameswar after he expressed his inability to attend it, citing "personal reasons". This criticism, perhaps, could have been warded off had the Chief Justice held consultations with the collegium members. The Law Minister's letter to the Chief Justice mentioned "seniority" being disregarded, the fact that he was from Kerala, which "already" has representation and the fact that there were no judges form SC/ST backgrounds. Read More »

Jubeir: Saudi Arabia will seek nuclear weapon if Iran does

In a press statement, Saudi Arabia said that it welcomed the decision, claiming that Iran had "exploited" economic gains from the deal in order to "destabilize" the region. Under such a situation, Iran may decide that its main reason for joining the deal, namely economic recovery through foreign investments, can not be achieved, and withdraw from the deal. Read More »

Annual rankings report: Murray High 8th in state

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The methodology factored in performance on state tests, graduation rates and scores on Advanced Placement exams from the 2015-16 school year. The school also has a graduation rate of 87 percent. At La Jolla High School, 28.1 percent of students are considered low income and just 3.4 percent are English learners. That's several percentage points higher than the state and national average, according to Stefanich. Read More »

Texas case now linked to deadly romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

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The CDC also reported 28 additional cases of illness, bringing the total to 149 since the outbreak began in March. The latest data from the CDC shows new cases have been reported Florida, Texas, North Dakota and Minnesota. The others ate romaine lettuce at home, or in prepared salads purchased at grocery stores, restaurants and fast food chains, before their illnesses occurred. Read More »

Stormy Daniels' attorney predicts Trump will not finish his term

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According to court documents, prosecutors said at least part of that inquiry stemmed from a referral from Mueller's office. This is one of the newest developments in Mueller's investigation into Russian dealings. As the New York Times reported last week, "Federal agents working with Mr. Mueller stopped Mr. Vekselberg, a billionaire businessman, at a New York-area airport this year, searched his electronic devices and questioned him, according to people familiar with the matter". Read More »

Israel conducts airstrikes near Syrian capital Damascus, reports say

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On Tuesday night, state-owned media outlets in Syria reported that its air defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles; however, the Syrian media is believed to have inflated its defensive capabilities in the past. On April 9, missiles targeted the T-4 air base in the central province of Homs, killing up to 14 fighters, including seven Iranians, two days after an alleged chemical attack carried out by the Syrian regime. Read More »

China trade talks to continue in Washington

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China's April exports rose 12.9 per cent from a year earlier, beating analysts' forecasts for a 6.3 per cent increase and snapping back from a 2.7 per cent drop in March, which economists believe was heavily distorted by seasonal factors. tariffs weighing on the outlook. The high-level meetings are "constructive moves in the right direction" to resolve the tensions, she said. Chinese state media struck an optimistic note on trade talks between Chinese and USA officials after President Donald ... Read More »

Alex Ovechkin, Capitals put halt to 20-year East finals drought

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The Lightning reached the finals by defeating the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins, winning both series in five games. Pittsburgh will look to answers why they weren't good enough. Then came his postgame interview with Pierre McGuire, a chance to spell out his relief, verbalize his exhalation for the first time. The game-winning sequence began with Kuznetsov poking the puck away from Penguins star Sidney Crosby as Crosby tried to enter the Washington zone. Read More »

Guardsman left to die on highway after apparent road rage fight

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When police arrived, they found Harter collapsed in the inner median and was pronounced dead. Cody Harter, 24, was stabbed to death following a possible road-rage incident on a Missouri highway. His maroon 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was found parked on the shoulder of the highway. Police said the two men ended up behind the cars where they believe that Harter was stabbed. Read More »

New Zealand-bound tanker smuggling Sri Lankans intercepted

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A spokesman from the Australian Department of Home Affairs said the incident showed the "enduring threat that people smuggling poses across our region". However experts have played down the potential for a mass exodus via the high seas, as stormy weather over upcoming months makes boat trips far more risky. Read More »

Theory Debunked: King Tut's Tomb Has No Hidden Chambers

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British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves had theorised that the tomb was in fact that of Nefertiti, the wife of Tutankhamun's father, King Akhenaten. El-Enany said that the chariot was discovered in 1922 in Tutankhamun's tomb. After Reeves' paper, a series of radar scans seemed to support his theory. In 2015, the antiquities minister said that there was a "90 per cent" chance that something was behind the walls of Tutankhamun's tomb after an initial reading of radar imaging suggested such a ... Read More »

British watchdog group orders Cambridge Analytica to hand over data

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The social media company has been conducting market research in the recent past to determine if a paid model would lead to an increase in its user base, the report said. Sixty-four percent of social media users in the US check Facebook at least once a day (44 percent check continuously throughout the day), according to a poll by Reuters in partnership with marketing analytics firm Ipsos of 2,194 social media users during the last week of April. Read More »

Iowa's New Abortion Law Faces Legal Challenges

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Reynolds, a Republican, acknowledged that the law is expected to face legal challenges on Friday as she explained her support for the law as rooted in religious conviction. Iowa is now viewed as a leader among conservative-led statehouses that are working to enact new legislation on abortion. MS passed a law earlier this year banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but it's on hold after a court challenge. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes visit to San Diego border

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There were roughly 38,000 people caught trying to illegally cross the southern border each of the past two months, with the numbers ranging from 25,000 to 29,000 in the winter months. "I have no doubt that many of those crossing our border illegally are leaving behind hard situations", Sessions said Monday. According to the Homeland Security official, the department this fiscal year has already referred 30,005 illegal entry cases to the Department of Justice, a 61% increase from fiscal year ... Read More »

Melania Trump unveils 'Be Best' initiative to help kids

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First lady Melania Trump announced her agenda of personal initiatives Monday afternoon, which are centered on the well-being of American children. "This is something that is extremely important to the first lady", Sanders replies. Trump confessed for the first time her aim to move forward with the topic, regardless of what could possibly be viewed as hypocrisy. Read More »

Bank Holiday heat will give way to showers

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Some are predicting that the mercury will rise to 29 degrees in England's capital today, which if true would make it the hottest Early May Bank Holiday for more than 40 years. SCOTS reached for bottles of Factor 50 yesterday - with today predicted to become a Bank Holiday sun-day. Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell said the highs of 28C were not going to be widespread, with the scorching temperatures being the "exception rather than the rule". Read More »

Trump warns West Virginia voters not to pick Don Blankenship

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Evan Jenkins (R-WV). Blankenship responded to Trump's tweet Monday morning by noting that, "The president is a very busy man and he does not know me". The Mountain Families PAC, a group of Republican strategists with ties to McConnell, has poured almost $745,000 into the race against Blankenship, and Trump himself came out against the coal baron Monday morning. Read More »

White House to China: Cut the 'Orwellian Nonsense'

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Foreign Policy recalled that in January, "Beijing pulled the plug on Marriott's website in China for an entire week after the hotel company included Taiwan and Tibet in a pull-down list of countries in an online survey sent to Chinese consumers". Read More »

Massive rally in Sana'a against Jerusalem Embassy move

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The news comes as the United States prepares to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14, a decision that has been universally condemned. The embassy relocation "is important, historic and dramatic", Liberman said. The Trump administration has left the diplomatic door open for a possible Palestinian presence in Jerusalem, however. Read More »