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Her statement added, "These policies aren't just a women's issue, they are a common-sense economic issue". "If I have to vote, and I'm breastfeeding my child, especially during my maternity leave period, what do I do?" Several others were happy to voice support for the rules change, and could not resist taking a jab at their colleagues.
  • President George HW Bush held wife Barbara Bush's hand to the end

    President George HW Bush held wife Barbara Bush's hand to the end

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    Bush told graduates. "At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal". Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter called Mrs. The White House also issued a national flag order, and the full presidential proclamation is available here.
  • "This Is Not Normal": James Comey Responds to Trump's Jail Threat

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    Merrill also slammed Comey for "profiting" off his relationship with probes into Clinton and Trump. The revelation came during Comey's interview with USA Today . And it's illustration of our polarization here that you've got the Trump camp, which I guess thinks I was trying to save Hillary Clinton. And he's not mincing words.
  • Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs: state media

    Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs: state media

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    The U.S. has raised the prospect of more sanctions against Russian Federation. It was "shameful" that a lack of accountability for the April 2017 attack on Khan Sheikhun "can only have reassured the Syrian regime that the worldwide community was not serious in its stated commitment to uphold the norm against chemical weapons use", he added.
  • British lawmakers, celebrities call for 'people's vote' on Brexit

    British lawmakers, celebrities call for 'people's vote' on Brexit

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    The rally at the Electric Ballroom attracted support from the Conservatives' Anna Soubry, Labour's Chuka Umuna, Liberal Democrat's Layla Moran and the Green Party's only MP Caroline Lucas. "They are elitists who think they know best and don't want to respect the will of the British people". "We'll do everything we can in Parliament for a people's vote.
  • Video of 2 black men handcuffed in Philly Starbucks draws outrage, investigation

    Video of 2 black men handcuffed in Philly Starbucks draws outrage, investigation

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    Footage showed officers in Philadelphia taking the men away in handcuffs , as onlookers insisted the pair had done nothing wrong. The Philadelphia Police Department's internal affairs unit and the Philadelphia mayor's office are conducting separate investigations into the arrests in response to the outcry over the viral video of the incident making the rounds on social media.
  • Israel's Netanyahu voices 'total support' for Syria strikes

    Israel's Netanyahu voices 'total support' for Syria strikes

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced earlier this month a new agreement with the U.N.'s refugee agency that would have16,000 African migrants resettled in Western nations and a similar number given temporary status in Israel. Netanyahu said Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must understand that "his provision of a forward base for Iran and its proxies endangers Syria". Israel is endorsing the decision to use military action in Syria.
  • Japan, China agree to mutual official visits by Abe, Xi

    Japan, China agree to mutual official visits by Abe, Xi

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    China's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, is the first Chinese foreign minister to visit Japan in a bilateral context in nine years. During the summit, Abe is likely to explain to Trump Japan's plans to boost direct investment to the U.S., the Asahi newspaper said yesterday.
  • Syria air strikes: Trump defends claiming 'mission accomplished'

    Syria air strikes: Trump defends claiming 'mission accomplished'

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    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the strikes a " one-time shot ", although Trump raised the prospect of further strikes if Assad's government used chemical weapons again. Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were due to visit Douma later on Saturday to inspect the site of the suspected gas attack on April 7.
  • Vladimir Putin condemns air strikes on Syria

    Vladimir Putin condemns air strikes on Syria

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    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged countries to uphold global law as the Security Council met to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria . United Nations chemical weapons inspectors who arrived in Syria at the weekend have promised to investigate what happened in Douma despite the air strikes against chemical weapons installations.
  • Russia, Iran denounce US-led strikes against Syria

    Russia, Iran denounce US-led strikes against Syria

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    While NATO has issued a strong statement of support for its three allies which launched a military strike against Syria over the suspected chemical attack of last weekend, the United Nations called for restraint. This complicated situation will be against USA interests. But as the rebel danger has escalated, Iran has remained, building a military infrastructure in Syria to develop a property corridor to Lebanon and to counter Israel, adding to Iran's capacity to strike quickly to deter ...
  • Taliban attacks government compound in Afghanistan, 18 killed

    Taliban attacks government compound in Afghanistan, 18 killed

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    Taliban insurgents overran a government headquarters in southeastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing a district governor and at least six guards, officials said. The Taliban used heavy weapons, he said. Fifteen security forces were killed. Ramazan Ali Moseni, a deputy chief police in Ghazni province, said 25 Taliban were killed in the gunbattle that started Wednesday night and lasted into the morning.
  • Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 mln payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser

    Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 mln payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser

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    She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period", he added. A top Donald Trump donor and GOP official admitted to having an affair with a former Playboy model and giving her money - reportedly facilitated by President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen - to terminate her pregnancy.
  • South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela laid to rest

    South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela laid to rest

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    In death, she has demonstrated that our many differences along political party and racial lines and the numerous disputes we may have are eclipsed by our shared desire to follow her lead in building a just, equitable and caring society. . "Mama Winnie's life was about service, service to her people". "She danced witness to our suffering". - President Cyril RamaphosaShe felt compelled to organise, to mobilise, to lead when those who led our people had been sent across the bay to the ...
  • U.S. didn't use Incirlik airbase of Turkey: Deputy PM

    U.S. didn't use Incirlik airbase of Turkey: Deputy PM

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    Turkey has been working with Russian Federation and Iran through the so-called Astana process to achieve peace in Syria, but it has rejected direct dialogue with Damascus until now. In a statement, the Turkish foreign ministry said the US-led operation "has eased humanity's conscience in the face of" the suspected chemical attack.
  • Russian Federation nerve agent tested BEFORE Skripal attack, damning dossier claims

    Russian Federation nerve agent tested BEFORE Skripal attack, damning dossier claims

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    As it was stated in the letter, Russian special services were conducting experiments with the Novichok nerve agent for years, they put the nerve agent on the door-handle, in particular. "Within the last decade, Russian Federation has produced and stockpiled small quantities of Novichoks under the same program". "The codeword for the offensive chemical weapons programme (of which Novichoks were one part) was FOLIANT", he said.
  • Palestinians prepare for more mass protests

    Palestinians prepare for more mass protests

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    The explosion struck a three-wheeled vehicle near one of the five protest camps Palestinians have set up along the volatile Gaza-Israel border in recent weeks. Seven were killed in other circumstances, including six militants engaged in apparent attempts to carry out attacks or infiltrate Israel. It has said that soldiers fire live bullets as a last resort, in a "precise and measured manner".
  • Backpage.com pleading guilty to human trafficking charges in Texas

    Backpage.com pleading guilty to human trafficking charges in Texas

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    Along with the prison time, Ferrer could also face a $250,000 fine in the federal case in Arizona, while Backpage.com could face a maximum fine of $500,000 for its money laundering conspiracy plea in the Arizona case. Under his plea agreement, Ferrer agreed to make the company's data available to law enforcement as investigations and prosecutions continue. The Dutch-owned company is incorporated in DE, but its principal place of business is in Dallas.
  • Who'll follow Paul Ryan as speaker? Contest hums below radar

    Who'll follow Paul Ryan as speaker? Contest hums below radar

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    If weird stuff happens and neither McCarthy nor Scalise can cobble together a sufficiently sizeable coalition of supporters, a prominent hard-line conservative like Meadows could pitch themselves to the caucus as particularly well-equipped to work with President Trump, whose relationship with Ryan could charitably be described as "strained".
  • New Zealand bans new offshore oil, gas exploration

    New Zealand bans new offshore oil, gas exploration

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    Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern shocked New Zealand's small oil industry by ruling out any new exploration permits for drilling while the country strives towards a "carbon-neutral" economy. On the face of it, the decision to ban new offshore exploration permits will have little effect on our use of oil and gas. Environmental group Greenpeace welcomed Ms Ardern's move.