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World News Trump singles out sanctuary cities in opioid speech
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Trump said he wanted to give first responders access to life-saving drugs that can reverse overdoses. He vowed to help create "a generation of drug-free children". "That's why my Department of Justice will be seeking so many tougher penalties than we've ever had and we'll be focusing on the penalties that I talked about previously for big pushers, the ones that are killing so many people, and that penalty is going to be the death penalty".

World News Yakuza Kiwami 2 launches this August in the West
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OK then! Yakuza Kiwami 2 will launch on PlayStation 4 when it arrives in August. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the second game in the series and had been previously released in Japan. The demo for PS4 exclusive Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is headed back to PSN, according to its developers. Several fans that attended the event at Gallery Nucleus rejoiced after Sega showed the translated trailer of Yakuza Kiwami 2 .

World News Syrian Army Advances Further in Ghouta
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The evacuation is ongoing and is the latest in a series of mass evacuations that began in Eastern Ghouta on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. He said mopping operations are underway and the Turkish flag has been raised in the town that sits less than 50 kilometers from the Turkish border.

World News Snapchat Loses Nearly $1 Billion After Rihanna Puts App On Blast
Author: 0 Snapchat Loses Nearly $1 Billion After Rihanna Puts App On Blast

Snapchat launched an advertisement in which relativized the aggression suffered by the singer Rihanna by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown . One of the would-you-rathers-which asked users to choose whether they would prefer to "slap Rihanna " or "punch Chris Brown "-drew criticism from users of the app, as well as from Rihanna herself, whose callout post on Instagram apparently cost the app $800 million".

World News Pakistan doing 'bare minimum' to help, says U.S. official
Author: 0 Pakistan doing 'bare minimum' to help, says U.S. official

The scaring attack, which caused panic among Kabul residents, came amid increased government forces' crackdowns on anti-government militants elsewhere in the country especially in the countryside where armed insurgents are active. Police officials said the exact cause of the explosion was being investigated and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Western diplomats and officials in Kabul say contacts involving intermediaries have been underway with the aim of agreeing on ...

World News Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Odds Preview 03/17/18
Author: 0 Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Odds Preview 03/17/18

That's what March is all about in the college basketball world. Tennessee jumped out to an early lead and never trailed, leading by double digits the entire second half en route to a 73-47 first-round victory over the Raiders. The 47 points were the fewest Tennessee has allowed in its 41 NCAA Tournament games. Schofield also balled out, something that Vol fans are getting used to seeing.

World News Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking
Author: 0 Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking

On Thursday, British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said Moscow had made a "deliberate political decision" to poison Skripal. He said the "UK is not alone" and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies give "strong political support" to Britain, following a joint statement from the US, France and Germany backing Mrs May's government and a pledge of support from Australia.

World News Belarus bag six medals in biathlon at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics
Author: 0 Belarus bag six medals in biathlon at PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics

Six more medals were won in biathlon on the fourth day with 18-year-old Taras Rad demonstrating extreme competitiveness, overcoming American Daniel Cnossen in the men's 12.5-km sitting event, gaining time in his final turns and shooting a ideal 20 for 20, to win the gold medal by 1:01.7 seconds.

World News Australian, ASEAN leaders sign counter-terrorism agreement
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also spoke at the conference. At the dinner, I was seated beside Prime Minister Turnbull. Since 2012, roughly 220 Australians have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State, while the same organization has targeted around 300 million Muslims in Southeast Asia for radicalization.

World News Top diplomats from US, South Korea meet
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Kang's arrival in Washington came just 48 hours after President Donald Trump fired his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. "I explained to Secretary Ross that South Korean steel does not pose a threat to U.S. "If we can use our contacts in the best way, we will do so", she said, noting the situation on the Korean peninsula was "of interest to us all" in terms of security.

World News Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump Business For Russia, Other Documents
Author: 0 Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump Business For Russia, Other Documents

Asked Thursday about the subpoena and the president's red line comments made to the Times past year, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred questions to the Trump Organization . However, Trump signed a "letter of intent" for a real-estate project in Moscow in 2015. "Out of respect for the special counsel , we're not going to comment", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

World News Her office confirms the death of Rep. Louise Slaughter at age 88
Author: 0 Her office confirms the death of Rep. Louise Slaughter at age 88

One Washington politico referred to her as "a Southern belle with a cigar in her mouth", according to a 1992 Democrat and Chronicle story. One of the most prominent food safety advocates in Congress is dead at age 88 . The congresswoman proposed the bill in 1995 but was only enacted in 2008 thanks to her persistence. "With her passing, the Congressional community has lost a beloved leader and a cherished friend", Pelosi, D-California, said in a statement .

World News Britain launches murder investigation into death of Russian businessman in London
Author: 0 Britain launches murder investigation into death of Russian businessman in London

United Kingdom terrorism police have announced an investigation into what they have called the deliberate murder of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in London's south-west earlier this week. Berezovsky was found hanged at his home and an inquest failed to determine whether he had killed himself or died due to foul play. In 2000, he was arrested over the embezzlement of Aeroflot's funds, and later charged with fraud and money laundering.

World News US detects Taliban interest in peace talks
Author: 0 US detects Taliban interest in peace talks

Speaking to reporters, Mattis says that victory is still possible, meaning a political settlement with the Taliban could be in the cards. "All wars come to an end", Mattis said . Last month, Ghani expressed his readiness to initiate negotiations with Taliban for a durable peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The Taliban stance is that talks for a conflict-ending compromise must take place with Washington, not Kabul .

World News Nepal plane crash survivors say it's miracle they survived
Author: 0 Nepal plane crash survivors say it's miracle they survived

On Monday, Kathmandu airport officials said they had asked the pilots if they faced a problem after the aircraft changed course in the final descent, but the pilots said they were not. Kathmandu officials and the airline laid the blame for the accident on each other. "The airplane was not properly aligned with the runway". "The flight data recorder has been recovered, we have kept it safely", said Raj Kumar Chettri, the airport's general manager, adding that an investigation had begun ...

World News Rohit Sharma smashes India into T20 tri-series final
Author: 0 Rohit Sharma smashes India into T20 tri-series final

Sharma, who registered his 13th T20 half-century, also put on 70 runs with fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan , who made 35, to lay a solid platform. Bangladesh's captain Mahmudullah took a moment to step away from the cricket and preparations to reach out to the relatives of all those who had lost their lives in the horrific plane crash in Nepal.

World News Mattis in Kabul To Seek 'Political Reconciliation' between Taliban and Afghan Government
Author: 0 Mattis in Kabul To Seek 'Political Reconciliation' between Taliban and Afghan Government

In recent days, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a ceasefire and political power as part of what some analysts have described as unprecedented US -backed peace negotiations. "It has been a game changer because it has forced every actor to re-examine their assumptions", Ghani said. Secretary Mattis offered his full support to the Afghan-led reconciliation process, aimed at achieving lasting peace in Afghanistan.

World News Okla. executions to be carried out with gas
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Executions in the United States have undergone some changes in recent years after states started running out of the essential lethal injection drug pentobarbital. "Without complete transparency, we have no assurance that executions won't continue to be problematic". Many states have slowed their lethal injection executions as the drugs have become hard to obtain in the past two years amid a nationwide shortage and after some drug companies mandated their products not be used to kill inmates.

World News Federal court upholds most of Texas' sanctuary city law
Author: 0 Federal court upholds most of Texas' sanctuary city law

One part of the law "punishes local officials for "adopting, enforcing or endorsing" policies that specifically prohibit or limit enforcement of immigration laws ". Today, a ruling came down and virtually all of its most controversial provisions were upheld. Around 35 percent of the city's residents are Latinx ; under the Obama administration, an escalation in raids and deportations soured relations between community members and law enforcement, something the election of President Trump ...

World News Saudi king calls for anti-corruption units five months into purge
Author: 0 Saudi king calls for anti-corruption units five months into purge

The newspaper said at least 17 detainees were hospitalised after facing abuse, while a Saudi general later died in custody with what witnesses said appeared to be a broken neck. Officials questioned by the paper under strict conditions of anonymity revealed that a doctor and two other people briefed on the condition of the body of Al-Qahtani reported that it had burn marks that appeared to be from electric shocks.

World News Shoe memorial held for victims of gun violence
Author: 0 Shoe memorial held for victims of gun violence

ABC reports the organization, Avaaz , collected the shoes over a two week period, and some of the shoes were donated by families who had themselves lost a child to gun violence. The number of shoes was chosen to represent the 1,300 children estimated are killed by guns each year in America, multiplied by the five years and three months that have elapsed since Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, Business Insider reported .

World News This 3D Printed Small Concrete House Costs Just $10000
Author: 0 This 3D Printed Small Concrete House Costs Just $10000

ICON says the model is much cheaper than the typical American home. ICON plans to use the technology to build a 100-home community in El Salvador next year. New Story is a non-profit working to create a world where no human lives in survival mode by providing one of life's most basic needs - shelter. The printers can create a 3D structure using different materials, including food, cement.

World News Pres. Trump addressing military in San Diego
Author: 0 Pres. Trump addressing military in San Diego

His first stop was Otay Mesa, where the president's focus was on the border wall. Gov. Jerry Brown , a vocal Trump critic, tried to find common ground with the president. "They're the best friend of the criminal", Trump said. Trump Tuesday tweeted about California's immigration policies as he flew to the state aboard Air Force One.

World News International Solar Alliance launched
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the chief architect of the ISA that he launched with then French President Francois Hollande in Paris in November 2015 during a convention on climate change. Initiated since 2015, the alliance aims to ease the implementation, by 2030, of additional solar plants estimated at 1, 000 GW, five times the current global capacity.

World News Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case
Author: 0 Raiders to release CB Smith after guilty plea in assault case

Both cornerbacks signed lucrative contracts in 2016. Sean Smith is once again set to be a free agent, at least if rumors from Bill Williamson are correct that the Oakland Raiders have chose to release the veteran cornerback. That was down from a 113.3 rating in his one-plus season under Norton. Smith first reached the National Football League as a member of the Miami Dolphins and spent the first four years of his career as their starting cornerback.

World News Education chief DeVos admits she doesn't know how MI schools are performing
Author: 0 Education chief DeVos admits she doesn't know how MI schools are performing

When asked if MI schools have gotten better as a result of her plans, DeVos answers that she doesn't know. 'I don't know . I don't know. " I don't know overall". Thirty-five percent of the charter schools have significantly more positive learning gains than their TPS counterparts in reading, while two percent of charter schools have significantly lower learning gains.

World News 15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
Author: 0 15 security personnel killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The fighting in Farah underlines the continuing strength of the Taliban movement, which controls or contests nearly half of Afghanistan, and has so far rejected peace overtures from President Ashraf Ghani. Khogyani said two other people in the vehicle were wounded in the attack in Bati Kot district. Years have passed since the time when, years into the war, USA military and civilian officials heatedly debated "counterinsurgency" as contrasted with "counterterrorism", distinctions that now ...

World News President Trump demands drug dealers to face death penalty
Author: 0 President Trump demands drug dealers to face death penalty

Trump's recently announced tariffs "were calculated, and certainly timed, so he could make this protectionist pitch from this platform in steel country on the eve of a politically-important House race", Axelrod wrote on Twitter . Hey, didn't we surprise them with women during the election? He raged against Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto for refusing to pay for a border wall: "I said: 'Are you crazy?'".

World News BJP, JD(U) fight prestige battle in UP, Bihar Lok Sabha bypolls today
Author: 0 BJP, JD(U) fight prestige battle in UP, Bihar Lok Sabha bypolls today

While RJD fielded Sarfaraz Alam, BJP gave ticket to Pradeep Kumar Singh, who was local MP from 2009 to 2014, but lost to Alam's father late Mohammed Taslimuddin of RJD in 2014. The saffron party has fielded Kaushalendra Singh Patel from Phulpur and Upendra Dutt Shukla from Gorakhpur against the SP's Pravin Nishad and Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, respectively.

World News France beat England 22-16 in Six Nations
Author: 0 France beat England 22-16 in Six Nations

There was a stramash last season about Glasgow players targeting Murray's standing leg when the Irish scrummy was in Munster colours but if he is looking for protection he'll be disappointed. "We're going to enjoy the victory". The boot is on the other foot after a year ago and I'm sure they'll be licking their lips. But Irish rugby great Brian O'Driscoll, recalling Scotland's victory at Ireland's temporary Croke Park home in 2010, told AFP they "sure know how to spoil a party".

Author: 0 Congressional Republicans threaten action over Trump's tariffs

Ryan told Home Depot Inc . employees how they and their company will be helped by the tax cuts passed a year ago. The tariffs will not initially apply to Canada and Mexico, the president said, adding security and trade partners could negotiate to seek exemptions.

World News Medicaid expansion supporters in Virginia have new hope
Author: 0 Medicaid expansion supporters in Virginia have new hope

Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, recently introduced amendments to the bill, capping the liability of insurance companies to help fund the state's share, and establishing procedures for verifying compliance with the work requirements.

World News United Nations envoy urges Taliban to respond to Afghan government offer
Author: 0 United Nations envoy urges Taliban to respond to Afghan government offer

Local Hazara leader Mohammad Mohaqiq told the Kabul gathering that the explosion was an attempt to terrorize Afghans. The most lethal suicide bombing against Hazaras came in 2016, killing more than 80 people. The death toll has risen to nine, Waheed Majroh, spokesman for the Health Ministry said. Yamamoto stressed that President Ashraf Ghani "offered peace to the Taliban without preconditions, and laid out a path for negotiations with ...

World News Toys 'R' Us could close all of its stores next week
Author: 0 Toys 'R' Us could close all of its stores next week

The company is now saddled with around $5 billion in debt, and it has found it hard to find relief. Fifteen percent of USA toy revenue. With Toys R Us being the last superstore dedicated to toys and possibly leaving the USA market, toy makers could struggle to promote their products.

World News Air strikes resume in Syria's Ghouta as aid convoy enters
Author: 0 Air strikes resume in Syria's Ghouta as aid convoy enters

The food parcels were supposed to be delivered on Monday when another aid convoy entered Douma , but the fighting and bombardment then forced it to leave early without unloading all its supplies. "We want to save our children and all those who have not died", said Abu Riyadh, a 47-year-old man in the town. A tribal leader said more than 300 civilians from the areas of Kafr Batna, Saqba and Hammuriyeh wanted to leave.

World News Review your safety checklist as we spring forward
Author: 0 Review your safety checklist as we spring forward

Install at least one smoke alarm on every floor of your home , including the basement, and in, or near eachsleeping area. Firefighters in Lethbridge responded to over 120 calls in 2017 when smoke detectors warned residents to leave their homes and call 911.

World News Corker, Menendez urge caution ahead of potential North Korean summit
Author: 0 Corker, Menendez urge caution ahead of potential North Korean summit

A previous deal, the 1994 Agreed Framework, involved deliveries of fuel oil and the promise to build civilian nuclear reactors for North Korea . Kim then called Trump a "lunatic and loser ". The front runner for the nomination was pulled at the last minute. It brings the North Korean regime close to its long-desired aim of recognition on the global stage, and offers Trump the tantalizing prospect of a historic diplomatic victory.

World News Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces
Author: 0 Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said the man had disabilities, without elaborating. A young Palestinian man was killed Friday during violent riots in Hebron. The act unveiled Thursday was passed late Wednesday, just hours after the passage of yet another contentious legislation, authorizing the regime's interior ministry to strip Palestinians in East Jerusalem al-Quds of their permanent residency permits "if they are involved in terrorism".

World News Saudi crown prince's visit to United Kingdom sparks protests in London
Author: 0 Saudi crown prince's visit to United Kingdom sparks protests in London

However, his arrival drew protests on the streets of London over the brutal Yemen conflict. The prime minister praised Saudi's "ambitious reform program" and offered the U.K.'s support "to progress and intensify these reforms, particularly on women's rights, and on universal human rights", the Downing Street statement said.

World News With Davis doubtful, Pelicans' win streak could be in danger vs. Wizards
Author: 0 With Davis doubtful, Pelicans' win streak could be in danger vs. Wizards

Meanwhile, Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 26 points to give the Pelicans their 10th consecutive win, with a 114-101 victory in Sacramento. The season Steph beat him, Steph was just off the charts. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line.

World News Time Change: Daylight Saving Time Weekend Is Here
Author: 0 Time Change: Daylight Saving Time Weekend Is Here

Nearly all Americans, except for those in Hawaii, most of Arizona and USA territories, will need to make sure their clocks move forward an hour. There's an increase in heart attacks on Monday. As for the purported justification behind daylight saving time - to save energy - forget about it. The extension means daylight saving time exists for eight months, while standard time is 4-months long.

World News Celebrating Women All Over the world
Author: 0 Celebrating Women All Over the world

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses an observance of International Women's Day under the theme " Time Is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives " at UN headquarters in New York, March 8, 2018 .

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