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It makes it easier for states to prosecute, or for victims to sue, internet companies they accuse of hosting content that facilitated sex trafficking. Visitors hoping to browse the site's licentious listings were instead greeted by a Department of Justice takedown notice. The CEO of the website, Carl Ferrer, was arrested back in 2016 on pimping charges - suggesting that the leadership was well aware of the material on the site and perhaps warranting the backpage .com shutdown.
  • Brazil's corrupt former President told to turn himself in

    Brazil's corrupt former President told to turn himself in

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    Lula, 72, was once one of the most popular politicians on the planet and he easily leads polls in Brazil's October presidential election . But he is expected to be made ineligible under Brazil's "Ficha Limpa" or "Clean Record" law, which bans political candidates from running for public office for eight years once they've been convicted of a serious crime.
  • Amit Shah To Address Mega Rally In Mumbai Today

    Amit Shah To Address Mega Rally In Mumbai Today

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    Let me take names: "Samajwadi Party and BSP, Trinamool Congress and Congress, Chandrababu Naidu and Congress, they have nothing in common and no ideological similarities, but are coming together", the BJP president said. When his attention was drawn to Modi's oft-repeated assertion that his party is working towards ushering in "Congress mukt Bharat", Shah clarified, "When we said Congress mukt Bharat, we did not mean that we wanted to eliminate the party from the country".
  • NC is Counting on Accurate 2020 Census

    NC is Counting on Accurate 2020 Census

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    The U.S. Census is conducted every 10 years , and is created to help determine how many Congressional seats are allocated to each state. The Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship has set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic and robbing many communities of federal dollars.
  • Trump praises Mexico for stopping migrant 'caravan'

    Trump praises Mexico for stopping migrant 'caravan'

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    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday cited a historic uptick in border crossings in spring months like April and advertising from smuggling groups as reasons for the move, calling it in part "anticipating". At its height last week, the caravan consisted of nearly 1,500 people mostly from Central America. "We will reach Puebla in different buses". The caravan of migrants originally numbered around 1,500.
  • Air Force Thunderbirds pilot dies in F-16 crash

    Air Force Thunderbirds pilot dies in F-16 crash

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    The man was part of a team of the Air Force's six best F-16 pilots, who do flight demonstrations and air shows across the country. The Air Force added that an investigation was underway and team's participation at the March Air Reserve Base "The March Field Air & Space Expo" has been cancelled.
  • Heavy rain, threat of severe storms, cold, frost, snow

    Heavy rain, threat of severe storms, cold, frost, snow

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    However, most will wake up to temperatures in the 40s on Saturday, so have at least a light jacket handy. As soon as this main line of storms passes your area the threat for strong to severe weather will end for you. Once the front passes and after the storms end by about 1 a.m. Saturday, there will be cloudy conditions with a low around 38 and north winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour.
  • Spain court charges ex-Catalan police chief with sedition

    Spain court charges ex-Catalan police chief with sedition

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    Puigdemont was detained in Germany on a Spanish arrest warrant as he attempted to drive on March 25 from Finland to Belgium, where he now resides. He will not be allowed to leave Germany under the conditions of the bail and must register each move, the court said. The official, who spoke under customary anonymity, said "Spanish justice will adopt the appropriate measures in the face of these new circumstances".
  • Big natural disaster hits near Channel Islands Beach in SoCal

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    There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Los Angeles city fire fighters from all 106 of the agency's stations were fanning out across the city to survey any damage from the quake, according to spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. Shortly after the quake, the Los Angeles Fire Department went into natural disaster mode. Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Steve Swindle told KTLA he was at the agency's headquarters in Camarillo when the natural disaster hit and he felt it.
  • Hurricane Season May Be Busier Than Normal

    Hurricane Season May Be Busier Than Normal

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    Hurricane season ends November 30. 2017, which was the fifth most active season since these records were first started back in 1851, was 245 percent higher than the average season, says the report. While hurricanes thrive on hot ocean water, the eastern Atlantic is cool, and the western part of the basin is warm. Gulf Coast residents living between the Florida Panhandle and Brownsville, Texas, have a 38 percent chance of seeing landfall of a major hurricane, above average the past ...
  • Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico

    Trump wants military to secure border with Mexico

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    He said Republicans should enact "tougher laws now". Trump has railed in recent days against "weak" immigration laws in the US - declaring protections for young immigrants "dead", accusing Democrats of allowing "open borders, drugs and crime", and warning Mexico to halt the passage of " caravans " of immigrants.
  • Tiangong-1 Crash Lands in the Pacific Ocean

    Tiangong-1 Crash Lands in the Pacific Ocean

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    Propelled in 2011, Tiangong 1 was China's first space station, filling in as an exploratory stage for greater projects, for example, the Tiangong 2 propelled in September 2016 and a future changeless Chinese space station. (PST) April 1. The space lab will mostly be burnt up in the atmosphere and it's highly unlikely to cause any damage on the ground. Though experts believe the odds of being hit by falling debris are fewer than one in 300 trillion, it could happen.
  • US Announces New Aid to Yemen

    US Announces New Aid to Yemen

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    The media department of the Houthi-run Yemeni military said naval forces had "targeted a battleship belonging to the coalition in response to the bombardment of displaced people in Hodeidah". Debris from the missiles fell on a home, killing one person. "No coalition member can claim clean hands in Yemen until all its members explain their role in scores of documented unlawful attacks", said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, last year.
  • UK Labour leader defends decision to attend Jewish anti-Israel group's seder

    UK Labour leader defends decision to attend Jewish anti-Israel group's seder

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    Last week, a rally of more than 1,500 people outside of Parliament organized by mainstream Jewish groups said that "enough is enough", and called on the leader to do more. Jonathan Goldstein told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Look, firstly, I think it's important to say that every community is open to all strands of opinion, we have no issue with Jewdas and Jewdas having its opinions that it does, no community should have any problem with that".
  • Trump 'backs' EPA chief Scott Pruitt amid ethics scrutiny

    Trump 'backs' EPA chief Scott Pruitt amid ethics scrutiny

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    Former President Barack Obama's EPA "made assumptions about the standards that didn't comport with reality, and set the standards too high", Pruitt said in a statement . The EPA's decision had been expected for more than a year, following Trump's announcement that the agency would reconsider the Obama ruling. While the auto industry straddles the transition to cleaner cars, it'll likely face yet another fight from California, which has been prodding the industry for years.
  • Police Respond To Reports Of Shooting At California YouTube Headquarters

    Police Respond To Reports Of Shooting At California YouTube Headquarters

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    One YouTube employee, Vadim Lavrusik, reported on Twitter being barricaded in a room with coworkers. Spokesman Brent Andrew says one of the patients, a 36-year-old man, is in critical condition. "Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California", President Donald Trump tweeted . City Manager Connie Jackson says there have been multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting and that police and fire officials have responded.
  • Scientists can't verify nerve agent source

    Scientists can't verify nerve agent source

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    British military scientists reportedly have not verified that the nerve agent used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal was made in Russian Federation - but said it was "only in the capabilities of a state actor". On Tuesday, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said it would hold an emergency meeting on the case at the request of Russian Federation, which is demanding Britain hand over its evidence.
  • Turkey grants construction license to Akkuyu NPP

    Turkey grants construction license to Akkuyu NPP

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    Russian Federation has chose to accelerate the supplies of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey , President Vladimir Putin said after negotiations with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara . This will be the first such object to be built in Turkey . Putin and Erdogan have met several times in the past year and regularly speak on the phone.
  • Snow expected in New York City on Monday

    Snow expected in New York City on Monday

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    The snowfall is predicted to be heaviest until 11 a.m. ET but a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 2 p.m. ET in NY. Heaviest 24-hour snowfall events in New York City during April. The home opener was postponed to Tuesday due to the weather. This latest snowstorm is expected to bring anywhere between four to seven inches of snow to the city with about one to two inches of snow expected per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Mark Zuckerberg says it will take 'a few years' to fix Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg says it will take 'a few years' to fix Facebook

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    Apple , instead, has monetized products to customers, and Cook argued that was a sounder business model and not vulnerable to the same problems Facebook is having. "We've never believed that these detailed profiles of people, that have incredibly deep personal information that is patched together from several sources, should exist", Cook said.
  • Rebel Army of Islam Flees Syrian Territory, Government Troops Move In

    Rebel Army of Islam Flees Syrian Territory, Government Troops Move In

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    A final deal has been reached for fighters and civilians to leave the last opposition-held pocket of Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said on Sunday, paving the way for Syria's regime to retake the onetime rebel enclave near Damascus. Russian Federation is a key backer of Assad and supported the latest government offensive. More than 11 million people - about half the country's prewar population - have been displaced from their homes, including over 5 million who are living as refugees outside ...