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Manchin of West Virginia and Donnelly of IN joined Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as the first three Senate Democrats IN supporting the nominee. Even Democrats who are not facing tough reelection races are leery about setting a new standard by trying to block Pompeo in committee.
  • Infants Will Now Be Allowed On The Senate Floor During Votes

    Infants Will Now Be Allowed On The Senate Floor During Votes

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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.
  • ET View: Justice Loya case verdict

    ET View: Justice Loya case verdict

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    The bench particularly took serious note of Bhushan's plea that two of the judges - Khanwilkar and Chandrachud - should recuse themselves from hearing the matter as they come from Maharashtra and must be knowing all judges of the Bombay High Court concerned with the case.
  • Puerto Rico Suffers Another Major Power Outage

    Puerto Rico Suffers Another Major Power Outage

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    Rosselló is pushing a bill to privatize the power system. Backup generators roared to life at the island's largest public hospital and at its main global airport, where officials reported no cancellations or delays. It was the second widespread failure in less than a week, underscoring just how fragile Puerto Rico's electricity remains since the storm hit. Just a month before Hurricane Maria struck a year ago, the board sued Rossello for refusing to implement proposed furloughs and pension cuts.
  • New Cuban president sworn in to replace Raul Castro

    New Cuban president sworn in to replace Raul Castro

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    A new era dawned in Cuba on Thursday when 57-year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel was sworn in as the new president of the communist country, replacing Raúl Castro who made a decision to bring to an end the Castro family's decades-long rule on the island.
  • Trump wants a deal he can't refuse to rejoin TPP

    Trump wants a deal he can't refuse to rejoin TPP

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    However Trump indicated last week he might reopen talks on the trade agreement. The US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he is negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with Japan and that his country would only re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if its member countries offered him a deal he could not refuse.
  • Gun violence walkouts planned at Wichita schools

    Gun violence walkouts planned at Wichita schools

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    In Memphis, students will have 17 minutes of silence, honoring each Parkland victim. Marion County's seven traditional public high school principals have worked with student leaders to tailor activities for their respective campuses, realizing what one campus wants is different than what another campus wants.
  • 'Cocaine Babe' weeps as she's sentenced to 8 years in prison

    'Cocaine Babe' weeps as she's sentenced to 8 years in prison

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    The Sea Princess made numerous stops in places such as Bermuda and Colombia, and Roberge said that in Peru was where the drug deal was most likely made. She called herself a "stupid young woman" who was taking orders from her Canadian " sugar daddy ", who she declined to identify . "He charmed her and spoiled her and became intimately involved with her", Traill said.
  • 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.