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Student graduates from college after stepfather said he'd fail

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He tweeted a post to remind him how far he had come, and it's quite an ending to his story, four years later. The tweet started to trend on social media shortly afterward. He had his ups and downs, but he always had his mother to keep him on track. "She said it's gonna be OK, it's nearly done, you're done, you got it, we got it", said Reeder. Read More »

Intriguing top 5 QB recruit Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to UCLA

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There's also another tie to MI as Thompson-Robinson's mother, Melva, attended U-M. "It's really a flawless fit for anyone that wants to have the best college experience", Thompson-Robinson told USA TODAY. Thompson-Robinson was 21-for-31 passing for 269 yards and three touchdowns, had 22 receptions for 397 yards and eight touchdowns and 22 carries for 171 yards and six touchdowns. Read More »

Trump offers 'congratulations' to soldier awarded Purple Heart

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The White House did not release Barrientos' hometown. "Tremendous, tremendous job. Congratulations". During an August 2016 rally in Virginia, Trump was thrilled when a veteran arrived onstage and handed him a (replica) Purple Heart. There are certainly more appropriate words Trump could have chosen. While this was Trump's first visit there, he did make a trip to Dover Air Force Base in DE in February to honor a service member killed during an operation in Yemen. Read More »

North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint

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North Korea has threatened to hold its latest atomic weapon demonstration at any time, a move that would escalate tensions in the region. The two destroyers departed Sasebo naval base in Nagasaki Prefecture on Friday, joining the Carl Vinson strike group to show off the military might of the Japan-U.S. Read More »

Lawyer calls on Patriots to pay out any money owed to Hernandez

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After the MA medical examiner ruled the death a suicide, Hernandez's brain was taken to Boston University , where scientists will study it for any signs of repeated trauma suffered during his years of playing football. Asked if he believed Hernandez had any money actually left after years of litigation, Sheff replied: “Good question. A spokesperson for the Patriots on Friday said the team has no response to Sheff's request. Read More »

Syria still has chemical weapons: US defence secy

A Syrian man collects samples from the site of a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on April 5, 2017. "We think it was fabricated..." The draft had also called for investigators to visit the Shayrat airbase - bombed by the United States after the attack - to "verify allegations concerning the storage of chemical weapons" there. Read More »

French Presidential Nominee Le Pen Leads in 47 Departments, Macron in 42

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Protesters waved red flags and sang "No Marine and No Macron!" in anger at the results of Sunday's first-round presidential election. Voters narrowed the presidential field from 11 to two. Macron and Fillon are committed to European unity and would reform labor rules. Macron polled in third place, with just 18%. Despite her entreaties to French women, she still avoids describing herself as a "feminist", and has been called a "pretend feminist" by the French feminist group Osez le ... Read More »

North Korea says it is ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra as the strike group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment. The issue has gained added urgency as North Korea prepares to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday. Read More »

Afghanistan: Defense Minister & Army Chief resign following Taliban attack

Central Command - there are questions about what a few thousand additional U.S. troops can achieve in the country. But said he would "not refute" that Moscow's involvement includes giving weapons to the Taliban. Highlighting the huge challenges facing the country's government and its foreign backers, a massive Taliban attack on an Afghan military compound killed at least 100 soldiers and other personnel on Friday. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn rules out backing second referendum on final Brexit deal

The polls - admittedly not always a reliable indicator - give the Tories a 24 point lead and unless there is some sort of political quake, it is hard to see how Labour can pull off a most unlikely victory. It comes after shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday said the Government should "put the deal to Parliament and possibly to the country overall" and Mr Corbyn dodged a question on the issue in his first keynote speech of the campaign. Read More »

North Korea says it is ready to sink U.S. aircraft carrier

The naval exercises are being held near the Philippines and involve the Ashigara and the Samidare , according to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, May 21, 2014. In March 2016, Korean-American Kim Dong Chul, 62, was sentenced to 10 years hard labour for subversion. Read More »

Présidentielle 2017 : Emmanuel Macron remporte les grandes villes en Bretagne

Pour ce second tour, Marine Le Pen devra rassurer tout d'abord les Français inquiets par la radicalité de son programme, sur l'immigration ou sur la sortie de l'UE et de l'euro. Emmanuel Macron accepte de participer au débat télévisé de l'entre-deux-tours de l'élection présidentielle face à Marine Le Pen , a annoncé lundi l'entourage du candidat d'En Marche! Marine Le Pen atteint 29,9% des votes chez les chômeurs. Read More »

Israël se fige en mémoire des victimes juives de la Shoah

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Les élèves et étudiants ont marqué les deux minutes de silence dans les établissements scolaires. Les conditions de vie précaire de nombreux survivants vivant en Israël ont tenu une large place dans les commentaires des médias. " L'Iran et l'Etat islamique veulent nous détruire et la haine des juifs est dirigée aujourd'hui contre l'Etat juif ", a affirmé M. Netanyahu au mémorial Yad Vashem à Jérusalem, se référant notamment à l'organisation jihadiste. Read More »

Bomb attack hits U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan

Since the end of the NATO-led combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014, much of the worldwide troops are limited to the Advice, Assist and Train Mission while the US forces execute anti-terrorism operations mainly against Daesh and al-Qaeda groups. Read More »

Pope condemns bomb attack that killed dozens of Syrian kids

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Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said in a televised interview that the bomber claimed he was carrying food supplies and blew himself up using an improvised explosive device in a vehicle. The Syrian Civil Defense in Aleppo province, also known as the White Helmets, said its volunteers removed at least 100 bodies from the scene of the blast. Read More »

Carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

The conversation - the second since their summit at Trump's luxury resort in Florida early this month - highlights rising concern in Beijing that tensions between Washington and Pyongyang could spiral into military conflict. Envoys from the U.S., South Korea and Japan are scheduled to meet in Tokyo on Tuesday to discuss ways to deter any additional provocation from North Korea and secure a constructive role for China, South Korea's foreign ministry said last week. Read More »

Benitez Spanish experience can guide Newcastle back to Premier

It will be the third meeting between the sides this season with the Magpies having trounced Preston 6-0 in the EFL Cup at St James' and won 2-1 in the league at Deepdale with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring twice in both games . I will not be pointing at players all of the time . Newcastle have missed the influence of central defender Ciaran Clark, who has been sidelined for more than a month with a knee problem. Read More »

The Washington Capitals are moving on to the second round

Marcus Johansson came through to help the Washington Capitals get another big overtime win in a series that had five go games go beyond regulation. On paper, it looked as if the Washington Capitals could cruise past the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets beat each other up on the other side of the bracket. Read More »

Abbott: 'I support the principles' of bathroom bills

Under the version of the bill that cleared the Senate, however, the mandate was absent and only state workers would be guaranteed to receive the benefit. Jonathan Stickland , R-Bedford, or the original version of the bill. It should pass the House on Wednesday, but may not survive the state Senate, which is more focused on school vouchers. Read More »

Nikki Haley won't rule out strike vs North Korea for nuclear testing

The aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, part of a navy strike group now conducting drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean. Worry that North Korea could be preparing to conduct another nuclear test or launch more ballistic missiles has increased as it prepares to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its Korean People's Army on Tuesday. Read More »