• AOC and Elizabeth Warren Were 'Disappointed' With 'Game of Thrones' Finale
AOC and Elizabeth Warren Were 'Disappointed' With 'Game of Thrones' Finale

At the time, which was just before the finale aired, Warren said she wasn't sure who deserved to take the Iron Throne instead of Dany and certainly wasn't ready to give her official endorsement to any other candidates. The show's treatment of women and rushed storytelling were major points of contention during the final season. The popular ...

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  • Man who abducted 13-year-old Jayme Closs to be sentenced
Man who abducted 13-year-old Jayme Closs to be sentenced

Babler said Patterson had written that "fear of hell" initially stopped him, but he stopped believing in God and began looking for an opportunity. Patterson's sentencing will take place at 1:30 Friday afternoon. The FBI quickly became involved in the investigation into Jayme's kidnapping and the deaths of her parents. January 11, 2019 - Investi...

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  • Three more climbers die amid Everest 'traffic jam'
Three more climbers die amid Everest 'traffic jam'

Donald Cash, 55, from Utah in the United States of America died after fainting due to high altitude sickness near a portion of the trail called the "Hillary Step". Last year, a record 807 people reached the summit, according to the BBC . Above 8000m is known as the Death Zone due to low oxygen levels. Symptoms of the illness include: headaches...

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  • Michael Avenatti charged with ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike
Michael Avenatti charged with ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike

In this file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court on Monday, April 29, 2019. Avenatti denied the allegations in a variety of posts on Twitter. She added on Twitter that she had fired Avenatti a month earlier after "discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly". Tensions between Avenatti and Daniels spille...

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  • 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'released' after 17 years in prison
'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'released' after 17 years in prison

Melissa Kimberley, a spokesperson for the prison in Terre Haute, could not confirm details of Lindh's release other than it would be on Thursday. Spann, an Alabama father-of-three, had questioned Lindh just a few hours earlier but the convicted terrorist chose not to warn him of the Taliban prisoners' plans.

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  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing more charges from United States prosecutors
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing more charges from United States prosecutors

Department officials said Thursday they believe Assange strayed far outside First Amendment protections. The Wikileaks founder was arrested in London in April by United Kingdom authorities after he was evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy.

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  • EU citizens in United Kingdom denied vote in European elections
EU citizens in United Kingdom denied vote in European elections

Marta Federici took to Twitter this morning to report that she and her husband had been marked "as ineligible to vote at the polling station". "Called local council yesterday, they confirmed I could vote". Hundreds - if not thousands - of non-British EU citizens were turned away from polling stations on Thursday after being told they were not reg...

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  • Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death
Indonesian court sentences French drug smuggler to death

Indonesia has extremely strict drug laws, and convicted smugglers are sometimes executed. "This kind of activity has the potential to damage our younger generations and disrupt national security", said Isnurul Syamsul Arif, the presiding judge, as quoted by Antara.

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  • Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber scales monument
Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber scales monument

A Twitter account for the famous landmark tweeted around 3:30 p.m. local time that the tower was closed until further notice. No details about the climber were immediately released, and the organization began refunding prepaid tickets of those who had reserved their visits for Monday afternoon.

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  • Duterte moves to forcibly send garbage back to Canada
Duterte moves to forcibly send garbage back to Canada

The contents of 34 of the containers were disposed of by the Philippines, but 69 remain in Manila awaiting removal to Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last week that Canada has been working hard with Philippine officials and hopes to strike a resolution.

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  • Morehouse commencement speaker to pay off graduates' student loan debt | Raleigh
Morehouse commencement speaker to pay off graduates' student loan debt | Raleigh

A tip of the graduation cap (and a fervid thrust into the air of said cap) to Smith and to all those debt-free indebted graduates. In 2016, Smith became the first African-American chairman of New York's Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most prestigious concert venues.

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  • Farage Gets Milkshake Dumped On Him, Internet Points And Laughs
Farage Gets Milkshake Dumped On Him, Internet Points And Laughs

Opinion polls put Farage's newly created Brexit Party well ahead of its rivals, including Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party, in the countdown to the vote, which in Britain is held on May 23.

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  • Stung by Trump, U.S. Republican defends his impeachment remarks
Stung by Trump, U.S. Republican defends his impeachment remarks

Standing behind his earlier remarks, Amash issued a string of tweets that challenged some of the most common arguments of those who defend Trump over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. If Democrats are forced to pursue impeachment proceedings, Schiff added , it "has less to do with Justin Amash...

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  • 8-year-old child returns home after harrowing kidnapping
8-year-old child returns home after harrowing kidnapping

Neighboring police departments also offered their assistance. According to police, they received the tip from two local church members who were looking for the girl. The auto drove off and she immediately called 911 while running back to her house. Her mother was left on the ground in a panic. Police released a photo of the vehicle taken fr...

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  • Donald Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress’ subpoena and skip House testimony
Donald Trump tells McGahn to defy Congress’ subpoena and skip House testimony

In a letter to Nadler , current White House counsel Pat Cipollone said that McGhan had "constitutional immunity" and could not be compelled to testify before the committee, which subpoenaed him last month. McGahn has been directed to act accordingly. McGahn never publicly committed to testifying. Nadler and his committee may vote soon to hold Mc...

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  • Ukraine's President Zelenskiy Disbands Parliament on Inauguration Day
Ukraine's President Zelenskiy Disbands Parliament on Inauguration Day

All of them are allies of former president Petro Poroshenko, who lost the election to the comedian with no previous political experience but who played the Ukrainian head of state on a popular TV show for years. "And for that, we need a parliament that functions". A faction in the parliament last week announced it was leaving the ruling coalition...

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  • Trump outlines support for three exceptions to abortion bans
Trump outlines support for three exceptions to abortion bans

Earlier this year, lawmakers outlawed abortions performed exclusively based on a Down syndrome diagnosis and passed a law banning the procedure after 18 weeks gestation. doesn't matter!" complained a follower. "The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in the womb is not a person", say...

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  • Venezuela gov’t, opposition in Norway for talks
Venezuela gov’t, opposition in Norway for talks

The Maduro government has reportedly been represented by Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez and Miranda State Governor Hector Rodriguez, while the opposition delegation consisted of former lawmaker Gerardo Blyde, former minister Fernando Martinez and National Assembly Vice President Stalin Gonzalez.

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  • Airstrike kills 17 policemen in south Afghanistan
Airstrike kills 17 policemen in south Afghanistan

The Afghan Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement Friday that USA aircraft conducted attacks during the fight Thursday. The death toll was confirmed by interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi on Facebook. The Taliban surge is seen as a means to gain leverage in ongoing peace talks with USA officials. In that case, Afghan defense officials ...

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  • BJP leader calls Gandhi’s assassin a patriot
BJP leader calls Gandhi’s assassin a patriot

One fringe group celebrated the anniversary of Gandhi's death earlier this year. There is no need of conducting elections in so many phases. "People calling him a terrorist should instead look within, such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections".

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  • Huawei responds to Trump's national emergency ban on foreign telecoms
Huawei responds to Trump's national emergency ban on foreign telecoms

Putting constraints on Huawei's supply chain could also delay its procurement of components and parts needed to help Chinese telecom operators roll out 5G in China , Jefferies wrote in a note, unless Beijing manages to negotiate with Washington to help Huawei get out of "jail".

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  • Spain: Ex-ETA separatist leader Josu Ternera arrested in France
Spain: Ex-ETA separatist leader Josu Ternera arrested in France

Just a few months earlier, in June 1987, ETA had perpetrated a bomb attack against an Hipercor retail store in Barcelona, killing 21 people and injuring 45. "The collaboration and cooperation with French police and courts has been a decisive element in this victory of the rule of law over the ETA terrorist organization".

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  • Huawei says Trump's ban is in no one's interest
Huawei says Trump's ban is in no one's interest

With Huawei getting added to the " entity list " anyway, the U.S. might not need to extradite Meng, or at least not bad enough to keep Canada enmeshed in a vendetta. Many see the US ban implemented this week as a strong message to European partners who are still considering working with Huawei to establish their next generation telecom infras...

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  • Iranian missiles can hit USA ships in Gulf: Guards
Iranian missiles can hit USA ships in Gulf: Guards

Yesterday, three U.S. officials told the New York Times that one of these threats was discovered through images of Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf loaded with missiles. forces, the Times noted. Bolton can be instrumental in allowing that to happen, or pushing it along if he wants, and Trump may be swept away by events that he feels he can't...

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  • Russian Federation involved over Iran tensions
Russian Federation involved over Iran tensions

According to the expert, after the meeting in Sochi on Wednesday the Austrian leadership and the German authorities confirmed special importance of preserving the European Union's energy sovereignty and security. Hanging over Trump's quest for warm ties with Russian Federation have been persistent allegations that his campaign worked with the riv...

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  • Sweden reopens sexual misconduct case against Assange
Sweden reopens sexual misconduct case against Assange

Sweden issued an arrest warrant for Assange in 2010. The statute of limitation for rape in Sweden is 10 years - a deadline which would be reached in mid-August next year for that alleged incident, leaving prosecutors pressed for time should they decide to file any formal charge.

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  • USA pulls 'non-emergency staff' from Iraq as Iran tensions mount
USA pulls 'non-emergency staff' from Iraq as Iran tensions mount

Senior State Department officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the threat came from Iraqi militia "commanded and controlled" by Tehran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. "The definite decision of the Iranian nation is to resist against America". The attack on the tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the w...

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  • Alabama Senate debates bill banning almost all abortions
Alabama Senate debates bill banning almost all abortions

Supreme Court battle to overturn Roe v. Wade , the controversial 1973 ruling that effectively legalized abortion in all 50 states by declaring unconstitutional state laws restricting the procedures. Alabama follows a handful of states that have recently enacted laws banning abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected , usually as early as six weeks...

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  • Trump to Host Hungary's Orban at White House
Trump to Host Hungary's Orban at White House

But relations have since warmed, as Orban's anti-immigration campaigns in Europe echo numerous themes of Trump's own drive to build a wall on the US-Mexico border and his attempts to thwart migrants seeking US asylum. Still, Hungary's prime minister had to wait two and a half years for a bilateral meeting with the U.S. president. Orban has overse...

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  • Trapped in machinery, Nebraska farmer amputates his own leg
Trapped in machinery, Nebraska farmer amputates his own leg

The machine's "little hole" presented a big problem. Mr Kaser, a corn, soybean and hog farmer , said he never lost consciousness during his ordeal, which happened on April 19. He said that while he was amputating his leg, he could feel the nerve endings in his leg "just ping every time I'd start sawing around that pipe", and that once his leg ...

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