• Ocasio-Cortez Attempts Accent at Al Sharpton’s NAN Conference
Ocasio-Cortez Attempts Accent at Al Sharpton’s NAN Conference

The popular NY rep was quickly accused of racism, some claiming that her accent was similar to Hillary Clinton's when she would speak to black people - which was widely condemned as racist. "It is so hurtful to see how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me", she complained, "yet somehow asserted as false at the same time". And before A...

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  • Theresa May defends cross-party Brexit talks
Theresa May defends cross-party Brexit talks

That left her with no choice but to reach out to the opposition, the prime minister said. May is under intense pressure from the eurosceptic wing of her Conservative Party to pull Britain out of the bloc as soon as possible - with or without a deal.

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  • 3 killed, 2 officers hurt in Georgia standoff
3 killed, 2 officers hurt in Georgia standoff

Police were called to a home in the neighborhood about 20 miles south of Atlanta at around 10.45am on Thursday on a "trouble unknown" call. Two Henry County officers were shot. Police say a gunman suspected of fatally shooting a civilian and also striking two Georgia police officers is holed up in a house with a teenager who is considered a hos...

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  • US, China close to striking a monumental trade deal
US, China close to striking a monumental trade deal

The latest talks followed a round of negotiations in Beijing the previous week, headed by Liu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer . "The deal is coming along really well". The Trump Administration wants to maintain the current tariff levels, with gradual reductions as China becomes more compliant with the US' demands. The National ...

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  • 89 charges laid over NZ mosque shooting
89 charges laid over NZ mosque shooting

Australian-born Brenton Tarrant appeared in front of Justice Cameron Mander in Christchurch High Court via a video link from Auckland's Paremoremo prison. Tarrant earlier dismissed lawyer Richard Peters, who was assigned to represent him during his district court appearance. He killed 50 people and he doesn't look like he's bothered.

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  • LDS Church Makes 'Surprise' Change on LGBT Issues
LDS Church Makes 'Surprise' Change on LGBT Issues

Children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized. The 2015 rules roiled the church and were widely panned by LGBT activists and some members of the faith. "She looked around and said, 'My family worked to build this and it should belong to all of them.' She broke down ...

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  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be expelled 'within hours or days'
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be expelled 'within hours or days'

Ecuador past year posed new rules for Assange's behaviour while in the embassy, which required him to pay his medical bills and clean up after his pet cat. He fears being extradited to the United States to face charges over the WikiLeaks website's release of sensitive U.S. government files. Mr Assange would be likely to be arrested if he was ...

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  • Colombia warns Russian Federation over military support to Maduro regime
Colombia warns Russian Federation over military support to Maduro regime

Up until now, Maduro has avoided throwing the 35-year-old lawmaker in jail. The Constituent Assembly's president, Diosdado Cabello, announced pro-Maduro lawmakers had unanimously authorised the Supreme Court to prosecute Mr Guaido, leaving him also liable to be charged for breaching a 29 January government ban on leaving the country.

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  • Air Force Receives More F-35s for Turkey; Pilot Training Continues
Air Force Receives More F-35s for Turkey; Pilot Training Continues

Senior US politicians said they cautioned Mr Cavusoglu that deepening ties with Moscow "will risk sanctions and Turkey's involvement in the F-35 programme". The Turkish lira fell by 2 % amid news of the U.S. move to halt equipment deliveries and the ruling party's setbacks in local elections. Britons were nearly equal in the urge to protect as A...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation rejects teen's claim to be long-missing boy Timmothy Pritzen
Federal Bureau of Investigation rejects teen's claim to be long-missing boy Timmothy Pritzen

A witness said the teen looked like he had been beat up. An Illinois boy who disappeared in 2011 at the age of 6 may have been found near Cincinnati, Ohio, said officials on April 3. "Obviously, everyone's hopeful, but we have to be super judicious". Pitzen was from Aurora, Illinois and authorities are on their way to the Newport area to try ...

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  • Backlash as Brunei introduces death by stoning for homosexual sex
Backlash as Brunei introduces death by stoning for homosexual sex

Shariah law applies to Muslims, non-Muslims, and foreigners, and penalties can be very severe, including physical punishment and the death penalty, it adds . "Everyone is entitled to live free and equal in dignity and rights", Dujarric said. "The United States strongly opposes violence, criminalization and discrimination targeting vulnerable gro...

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  • Israeli-American MIA's Body Comes Home After 37 Years
Israeli-American MIA's Body Comes Home After 37 Years

Conricus declined to say how or where the body of Baumel, a tank crewman and sergeant, was recovered in what he described as an intelligence operation, and Netanyahu gave no details in his address. Asked if there was a connection between Baumel's return and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit to Russia, Manelis said, "I don't want ...

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  • Scramble inside the West Wing over Trump's threat to close the border
Scramble inside the West Wing over Trump's threat to close the border

White House officials have not settled on a firm plan, but they are responding to widespread complaints from business groups that closing the border would be a major blow to industries such as agriculture and automakers. "We are still nervous about this and we have been talking to some of our companies about maybe ramping up direct pressure on the ...

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  • Suspect arrested in S Carolina university student's death
Suspect arrested in S Carolina university student's death

Uber Technologies Inc launched a public awareness campaign in July 2017 regarding Uber scams and how riders can avoid getting into the wrong auto, suggesting that they check the app to make sure that the vehicle matches the one that they ordered.

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  • Lori Lightfoot makes history winning Chicago mayor race; pledges end to corruption
Lori Lightfoot makes history winning Chicago mayor race; pledges end to corruption

Lightfoot replaces Rahm Emanuel , a nationally prominent Democrat who withdrew from running for a third mayoral term. Most recently, Lightfoot served as a senior equity partner in the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Group at Mayer Brown LLP before announcing her candidacy for mayor in May 2018.

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  • White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico
White House softens tone after threat to close border with Mexico

Trump administration officials are pulling back the president's threat to shut the southern border as soon as this week. That closure could disrupt a large amount of trade - $137 billion just in food imports, NBC News reports. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent cast his shadow on a plaque marking the boundaries of Mexico and Uni...

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  • Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Arrested by Police
Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Arrested by Police

Two other men are reported to be in serious condition. Hundreds gathered outside of the crime scene to pay their respects to Nipsey, but a stampede broke out Monday night after a man allegedly brandished a firearm and several people were injured.

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  • Pregnant whale found dead with 22kg of rubbish in stomach
Pregnant whale found dead with 22kg of rubbish in stomach

Luca Bittau, president of the SeaMe group, told CNN the beached mammal's remains contained "garbage bags ... fishing nets, lines, tubes, the bag of a washing machine liquid still identifiable, with brand and barcode ... 'The war on disposable plastic has begun. Some of the 22kg of plastic recovered from the belly of a whale, in Porto Cervo, Sar...

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  • Algeria's embattled president names new government
Algeria's embattled president names new government

The general's statement, immediately backed by the ruling FLN party, followed weeks of protests over the effort to keep an invisible... Under the constitution, the chairman of parliament's upper house, Abdelkader Bensalah, would serve as caretaker president for at least 45 days if Bouteflika stepped down.

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  • One Of Russia's Wealthiest Women Among 3 Killed In Plane Crash
One Of Russia's Wealthiest Women Among 3 Killed In Plane Crash

Her private jet was flying from Cannes in the south of France when it disappeared from radars at 2.22pm United Kingdom time (3.22pm local time) according to flight tracker Flightradar24. According to a representative of the German Air Safety Service, the pilot may have lost control of the machine during the maneuver before landing. The German a...

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  • SLED: Cause of death for UofSC student Samantha Josephson announced
SLED: Cause of death for UofSC student Samantha Josephson announced

USA Today reported that 21-year-old Samantha Josephson was waiting for transportation when she got into a black Chevy Impala that she thought was her Uber. Josephson had been out in Columbia, S.C., in the downtown Five Points district, a popular nightlife hub close the campus. Earlier, Josephson and his wife, Marci, attended a court hearing ...

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  • MPs vote again on Brexit options
MPs vote again on Brexit options

None of today's votes on the proposals are legally binding, meaning it will be up to the government if they act on the results. All the motions in tonight's second round of indicative votes would soften Brexit - and range from stopping it altogether to staying in both the customs union and single market .

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  • USA struggling with growing number of asylum seekers
USA struggling with growing number of asylum seekers

BREAKING: President Trump considering CLOSING The Southern Border... The migrants said they crossed the river in an inflatable raft and were hoping to be apprehended by the Border Patrol so they could be processed and released. To deal with "an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border", the agency sai...

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  • House of Commons rejects May's deal for third time
House of Commons rejects May's deal for third time

The next stage in the crisis will unfold on Monday, when MPs return to parliament for a second round of "indicative votes". "The genie is out of the bottle, we are going to leave but I'm afraid to say. "My position is that it is not the responsible thing for a government to do, to leave without a deal in these circumstances, so obviously I wouldn...

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  • Ukraine comedian 'leads' in presidential election
Ukraine comedian 'leads' in presidential election

Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko is disputing several exit polls that showed her failing to get enough support in Sunday's election to qualify for a runoff. And in a made-for-TV twist, the plot of the series foreshadowed his quixotic political bid: Zelensky plays a down-and-out schoolteacher who unexpectedly becomes President of Uk...

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  • Chandler Police Release Video Of Removal Of Sick Child From Home
Chandler Police Release Video Of Removal Of Sick Child From Home

The 2-year-old was later admitted, and the parents were later charged with child abuse. Boca described Beck as a "loving and attentive" mother who has always cared for her children "appropriately". Investigators will later determine whether to pursue criminal charges against them, according to the police statement. A little after 1 a.m., police...

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  • Tourist dies at the Grand Canyon after stumbling over the edge
Tourist dies at the Grand Canyon after stumbling over the edge

According to Hong Kong-based English newspaper South China Morning Post, the victim is believed to be in his 50s, and was traveling with 11 other tourists on a seven-day West Coast trip that was organized by a Hong Kong-based travel company.

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  • British lawmakers reject PM's Brexit deal
British lawmakers reject PM's Brexit deal

But Labour Party members wouldn't budge, nor would the Democratic Unionist party's 10 MPs. With Labour MPs whipped to oppose May's deal, just five-Kevin Barron, Rosie Cooper, Jim Fitzpatrick, Caroline Flint and John Mann-and two Blairites who now sit as Independents-Ian Austin and Frank Field-backed May.

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  • People seen falling as they try to escape burning building in Bangladesh
People seen falling as they try to escape burning building in Bangladesh

The blaze sent smoke through the building - leading Shajuti Swarna , who was in an office high above the street when the fire broke out, to publish a video on Facebook, asking for help in getting out. Rescue crews were soon discovering bodies and carrying them out one after the other in white bags. "Dumping work will also continue", SM Zulfiqar Ra...

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  • 'We are all humbled': Boeing CEO publishes contrite open letter
'We are all humbled': Boeing CEO publishes contrite open letter

It would cost $1.8 billion and take 10,000 new employees for the US aviation regulator to handle all aircraft certification internally, the agency's chief told a Senate panel on Wednesday, answering questions after two Boeing 737 MAX crashes on how new planes are approved for flight.

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