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Georgia Democrat Ossoff Gets Liberal Groups Fundraising Push

This seat has been solidly Republican since 1995 and Republicans outraised Thompson by $167,000 . "Republicans nationally should be very anxious", Bob Beatty, a Washburn University political scientist, told the AP. In the waning days of the campaign, Republicans pulled in U.S. Sen. The race was important because both sides put all their resources into it - Mike Pence, Ted Cruz and even Trump recorded get-out-the-vote messages. Read More »

Krauthammer: The Great Reversal - for now

The US blamed the Assad regime for the attack and accused Russian Federation of trying to cover it up. "We insist on a most thorough, independent investigation into that incident". Lavrov said Moscow has asked Washington about the objective of the buildup and received assurances that the US troops were deployed there to cut supply lines between the Islamic State group factions in Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Man kills three people while screaming 'Allahu Akbar'

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The mother of a man killed at a Fresno motel days before the same suspect was accused of a shooting rampage says she's grateful she told her son she loved him before he died. Williams was a hard-working security guard who earned the rank of supervisor at Monument Security. But she said she didn't know why, since her son was not homeless. Read More »

Pesticide maker tries to scrap risk study

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Over the last four years, government scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages showing the three pesticides under review - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - pose a risk to almost every endangered species they studied. Read More »

Navy, Marines prohibit sharing nude photos without consent

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An interim directive to Navy regulations states that " the wrongful distribution or broadcasting of an intimate image is prohibited". The new statute, which was signed Tuesday by Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley, went into effect immediately and will be made permanent when the next edition of the Navy's regulations is printed, according to Navy Times . Read More »

ISIS Members Killed in Mosul in 4 Days: Iraqi Army

Along with the many other statistics released by human rights organizations, the US military and the Iraqi forces, the Islamic State routinely publishes its own, through its Amaq News Agency. An Iraqi command spokesman said Sunday that Western Mosul's Old City district, a strategic ISIS militants' bastion, has become entirely encircled by Iraqi government forces. Read More »

Scotland's Sturgeon says attempt to block independence vote will 'crumble to dust'

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The Prime Minister knows that as the terms of her hard Brexit become clear, people in Scotland, who voted overwhelmingly to remain part of the European Union, will become increasingly disillusioned with the UK Government. "Whether we ban this risky practice with a member's Bill, or a government ban, the most important aspect is that it must be legally watertight". So she wants to act now to crush the parliamentary opposition that she faces. Read More »

Maple Leafs rally to win in OT

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Game 4 is Wednesday at St. Louis. Toronto was always going to be jacked up for the first home game of the playoffs but perhaps even more so now that the Maple Leafs have some serious momentum. Riley Nash was in the penalty box when Erik Karlsson hit a flying Turris with a pass into the zone that was close to being offside. Even-strength scoring had been lacking, so Washington rectified that with two goals in the opening period. Read More »

US VP Pence visits historic temple in Tokyo

North Korea's deputy in the United Nations on Monday night also refused to confirm whether Pyongyang had ignored China's request to meet, while complaining that nuclear war could break out at any moment. "It is important for China to recognise it is not in its interest to seek to appease North Korea and China has leverage over North Korea that is unique and possibly decisive", Ms Bishop said. Read More »

High-skills visa applications drop ahead of Trump move to limit program

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The Secretary of Commerce would have to develop guidelines within 60 days for agencies to assess compliance levels of the order within 150 days of it being passed, as well as assess free-trade agreements. The staffing companies then sell their services to corporate clients. According to a few U.S. reports , a larger part of the H-1B visas each year is gotten by Indian IT experts. Read More »

Tillerson: US concerned Venezuela not allowing opposition to be heard

The demonstrations erupted after the Venezuelan Supreme Court's March 30 announcement that it would strip the opposition-controlled National Assembly of its legislative powers. Nicolas Maduro has been careful not to antagonise the new USA president, but the Trump administration has recently stepped up criticism of Venezuela's government. Read More »

Arkansas Supreme Court Grants Stay of Execution for Inmate Stacey Johnson

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But Arkansas has encountered multiple legal roadblocks, and the latest ruling from Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray over the drug vecuronium bromide upends the entire schedule. The stays were overturned by a federal appeals court on Monday. But the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that order Monday, and the inmates appealed that decision to the U.S. Read More »

Rex Tillerson Accuses Tehran Of 'Alarming Provocations'

Iran has said that sanctions relief never gave it the economic boost it craved, and it has blamed the United States for not doing enough to allow US businesses and banks to set up shop in Iran. The official concluded, "I'm not sure that's a compelling case to stay in the JCPOA and continue to provide the sanctions relief that is fueling Iran's belligerent and risky behavior". Read More »

TDSAT defers hearing on Jio free-offer case to May 3

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TRAI had further said its examination had revealed that the "Happy New Year Offer" launched by Jio on December 4, 2016, is distinct from its earlier Jio Welcome Offer and could not be treated as an extension of the promotional offer as the benefits under both differed. Read More »

TMZ: McDonald's employees who helped capture Facebook killer in line for reward

Pa. Joy Lane expressed remorse for the family of Robert Godwin Sr ., whose shooting death was shared on Facebook, as two of Godwin's daughters repeatedly told Lane she was not at fault for the tragedy. The social media network later removed the video. Lane told CNN affiliate WJW she was devastated the victim said her name before he was shot. But they ended their relationship and she pushed for him to seek help for issues with gambling. Read More »

Venezuelan opposition calls for more mass protests

But the Trump administration has recently stepped up criticism of Venezuela's government. 19 de abril de 2017, 18:47Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government " s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the objective of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Read More »

Turquie: la demande de l'opposition d'annuler le référendum a été rejetée

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L'opposition s'indigne à juste titre des nombreuses irrégularités: présence d'hommes armés au sein des bureaux de vote dans les régions kurdes, bulletins de vote non tamponnés par les scrutateurs et comptabilisés, assesseurs de l'opposition arrêtés et remplacés au dernier moment, populations déplacées des zones de combats lors des derniers mois et n'ayant pas eu accès au scrutin. Read More »

Nationalist leader Petry won't head German election campaign

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The shock move was widely seen as an admission of defeat, even though she stays on as the party's joint leader. Ms Petry, the worldwide face of the party, had caused controversy among members by tabling a motion for its conference saying the AfD should be open to join future coalitions. Read More »

France's Macron, Le Pen edge further ahead of Fillon, Melenchon in poll

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France is scheduled to hold the first round of voting on April 23, while the run-off for the top two candidates will be held on May 7. France's presidential candidates certainly think they do, and more than ever are trying to get their political message across through their wardrobes, from centrist Emmanuel Macron's regular-guy suits to far right leader Marine Le Pen's masculine dark wardrobe and hard-left Jean-Luc Melenchon's communist-inspired jackets. Read More »

Visa curbs, rising rupee worsens layoffs in IT: ASSOCHAM

After the USA and Australia announced tightening of their work visa programmes, the Indian government said that it was consulting both foreign governments and other stakeholders to assess the impact on its outwardly mobile skilled workforce, The Economic Times reported . Read More »

Environmental Activists March at EPA Chief's Indiana Superfund Site Visit

Chanting crowds weaved through streets of East Chicago on Wednesday near a Superfund site . EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to tour the complex with Indiana's top elected officials. A bipartisan group of legislators has asked Trump asking him to preserve funding for Great Lakes cleanup under the EPA, and GOP lawmakers told E&E News last month they would be carefully assessing the proposed cuts. Read More »