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  • DOJ to sanctuary cities: Prove compliance with laws or no federal funds

    DOJ to sanctuary cities: Prove compliance with laws or no federal funds

    The jurisdictions include the state of California and the cities of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans. O'Neill added that the NYPD arrested more than 1,000 people in 100 gang takedowns in 2016. Immigration and criminal attorney Wayne Sachs said, "The approach of attacking sanctuary cities is an approach based on fear". Seth Stein, a spokesman for city hall in New York City, said the administration's push was "nothing new" and the "grandstanding shows how out of touch ...

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  • Samsung Releases an "Infinitely Amazing" Galaxy S8 Commercial

    However, there was some speculation that Samsung might ditch plans for a Galaxy S8 Active this year due to the design tweaks the company has made. In just few weeks of the Galaxy S8 lineup pre-orders going live in the United States and South Korea, Samsung witnessed a "double digit growth" (at least 10 percent) over Galaxy S7's a year ago.

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  • Justice Dept. threatens to cut grants to sanctuary cities

    Justice Dept. threatens to cut grants to sanctuary cities

    Those jurisdictions were all identified in a May 2016 memo from the agency's Inspector General as having "policies that limit or restrict cooperation" with U.S. Hanson, acting head of the Office of Justice Programs. Perhaps the biggest controversy surrounding the DOJ's demand was sparked by the department's claim that New York City is "soft on crime".

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  • Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement said the attack was a retribution for the killings of several senior Taliban leaders in northern Afghanistan, according to reports. The toll could change, the defence ministry said in a statement, adding it would provide more information once an investigation was completed. The attack happened at about 1.30 p m on Friday at a mosque located onsite of Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province.

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  • The US will honor a 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia

    The US will honor a 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia

    Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo and Australia's Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey were also at the brainstorming session at Sydney's Intercontinental Hotel. The Vice-President was in Sydney for talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on a trip aimed at mending fences following a surly phone conversation between Mr Trump and Mr Turnbull in January, which rattled a longstanding alliance between the two powers.

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  • Trump to meet with Italian prime minister

    But though Trump defined the U.S. and Italy as "vital allies", particularly when it came to fighting terror, he appeared to disagree with Gentiloni on the role of the United States in stabilizing Libya . "Even Obama couldn't get Italy to spend, and he was loved, so Trump will have no impact", he added. "Because that's what it is, it's a menace right now", he said.

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  • Policeman dead in Champs Élysées shooting

    Policeman dead in Champs Élysées shooting

    Cheurfi was being investigated by anti-terrorism authorities but was not on a watchlist of known radicals, police sources said. Meanwhile, the French government has pulled out all the stops to protect Sunday's vote as the attack deepened France's political divide.

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  • British parliament backs PM Theresa May's plan for June 8 snap election

    The majority of 509 votes gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May her two-thirds majority, which is required to call an election under the Fixed Term Parliament Act. This is the most important message - we want to work together. Unsurprisingly, Tory voters were the most supportive, with 66% backing the Prime Minister, compared with just 53% of Labour and 54% of Liberal Democrat voters.

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  • China puts bombers on 'high alert' as tensions with North Korea escalate

    China puts bombers on 'high alert' as tensions with North Korea escalate

    The UN Security Council condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its "highly de-stabilising behaviour". The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, struck an aggressive tone earlier on Thursday. China remains committed to denuclearising the Korean Peninsula, maintaining peace and stability there and resolving problems through dialogue and negotiation, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang ...

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  • Pence says United States will review South Korea FTA

    Pence says United States will review South Korea FTA

    President Trump was confident that even without military pressure, diplomatic and economic pressures could convince the North Korean regime to cooperate in dismantling its nuclear program. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters he hopes "there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the USA will follow the line that President Trump repeatedly voiced during the election campaign".

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  • Coffman defiant at jeers during town hall

    Coffman defiant at jeers during town hall

    O'Reilly, 67, whose continued tenure at Fox News is an open question, denies any wrongdoing and said he only settled to protect his children. "You have my commitment that I will not vote for any bill in any way that lessens the no-denial-of-coverage for any preexisting condition".

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  • Indonesian Muslim candidate takes decisive lead in Jakarta election

    Purnama won the first round of voting for governor in February in a three-way race. Official results are not expected until early May but the private pollsters, who count a sample of votes, are usually accurate. After an anti-Purnama protest a year ago turned violent, authorities were taking no chances and over 60,000 security force personnel had been deployed but there was little sign of unrest.

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  • March for Science attracts thousands in Berlin

    Courtney Kearney, who traveled to the march from Louisville, Kentucky, and plans to pursue a master of public health degree, said she has been a "lover of science" from a young age and was anxious about federal funding. "Scientists find it appalling that evidence has been crowded out by ideological assertions", said Rush Holt, a former physicist and Democratic congressman who runs the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • Bill O'Reilly cut from Fox News

    Bill O'Reilly cut from Fox News

    In the wake of the Times report, two more women have come forward to accuse O'Reilly of harassment, one anonymously. O'Reilly could be totally innocent but when advertisers abandon ship, it's over. "From Roger Ailes to Bill O'Reilly, Fox News has consistently failed to provide a workplace safe from sexual harassment and abuse - and that's a big problem".

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  • May's Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory

    MPs from across the political spectrum voted 522-13 for a return to the polls - well above the two-thirds majority required under British law. She has also played up the strength of the economy, which has so far defied predictions of a slowdown - a key campaign theme that her Conservative Party will use to try to undermine Labour in the election.

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  • Gay men detained, tortured in 'concentration camps' in Chechnya

    Gay men detained, tortured in 'concentration camps' in Chechnya

    So far, at least three men are said to have died. There are reports of gay genocide in the eastern European country of Chechnya. Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Bomer and Billy Eichner are just three of the LGBTQ celebrities who are speaking out against reports that gay men are being detained, attacked and even killed in the Russian region of Chechnya .

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  • Trump on North Korea: Kim 'gotta behave'

    Two days ago Lu welcomed the US to play a positive role in peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue as US Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice pointing to American airstrikes in Syria and Afghanistan. PARIS France said on Wednesday it was imperative the United Nations Security Council apply more pressure on North Korea to prevent it jumping another hurdle toward an effective nuclear weapons capacity that could lead to a unsafe military escalation.

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  • Tillerson visit eases tensions with Russian Federation

    This week, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said there was "no doubt" the sarin gas attack was perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al Assad's regime. " Russia's veto exposes the hollowness of Putin's call yesterday for United Nations investigations", Charbonneau wrote. Trump had frequently called during the 2016 USA presidential election campaign for warmer ties with Putin, despite criticism from lawmakers in his own Republican Party.

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  • Donald Trump seeks 'win-win' trade partnership with Indonesia

    The two-day visit is part of a 10-day tour of Asia Pacific nations by the second most powerful man in the USA, who wants to reassure America's allies. "And the president wanted me to " early in this administration " to reaffirm the strong and historical alliance between the United States and Australia".

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  • Satellite Images Show North Korean Workers Playing Volleyball At Nuclear Test Site

    While the rest of the world braced itself for North Korea's sixth atomic detonation, workers at the country's nuclear test site appeared to be enjoying a game of volleyball. It could be, one, that they're trying to tell us they are not going to test. Mr. Bermudez spoke with reporters on Tuesday, and the group on Wednesday put out a report on the test-site developments.

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  • Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks

    Later, Ian Prior, the DOJ's principal deputy director of public affairs, tried to...well, we don't exactly know what he was trying to do when he said , by way of explanation, "Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific-a lovely one, where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born".

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  • Abdus-Salaam Left Mark In Key Gay Rights, Voir Dire Cases

    Abdus-Salaam Left Mark In Key Gay Rights, Voir Dire Cases

    Tribe tweeted out his condolences, demanding that her death be investigated as a hate crime. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed her to the New York State Court of Appeals in 2013. The body of the first Muslim woman judge in US history was found washed up on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River Wednesday (April 12). The associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals was the first African-American to hold a seat on that court and the first female Muslim judge.

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  • DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Takes Lineup's Original Drone Out Of Commission

    DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Takes Lineup's Original Drone Out Of Commission

    The new camera is the same one you'll find on the Phantom 4 Pro, meaning it can record H.264 4K video at up to 60fps, or H.265 video at up to 30fps, and it can take Burst Mode still images at up to 14fps. Moreover, the base model of Phantom 4 Advanced comes only with downward and forward obstacle recognition. The 4 Advanced, and 4 Advanced+ will replace the regular Phantom 4, and sit beneath the Phantom 4 Pro .

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  • Hanoi mayor, villagers secure end of hostage crisis

    Hanoi mayor, villagers secure end of hostage crisis

    Protesters involved in a land dispute near Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, released the final 20 officials they had been holding as hostages for nearly a week after a visit by a senior city official, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday. "We admit it was wrong to hold these people", said villager Bui Van Ky during the meeting with Nguyen, according to the state-run "Tuoi Tre" newspaper.

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  • Le Pen slips behind Macron in French election race

    The euro inched higher in early European trade on Friday but remained nearly a cent off this week's highs as investors battened down the hatches for results of the first round of a tightly-fought French presidential election. The former child illegal immigrants, known as "dreamers", were given deportation deferrals under former president Barack Obama's Daca (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) executive order but many have anxious that they could be targeted by the current administration's ...

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  • Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

    The president may dream of a giant wall separating the United States and Mexico, but there's little public support for the project and even less backing for spending billions of our taxpayer dollars on it. Ever since Donald Trump landed in the White House and Republicans seized full control of the federal government, Democrats have been expressing their outrage, flooding their representatives with phone calls, and staging enormous nationwide protests like the Women's March and the Tax March.

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  • North Korea parades what appears to be new ICBM

    North Korea parades what appears to be new ICBM

    Kim, wearing a suit and tie, was greeted Saturday with thunderous - and extensively practiced - applause as he stepped into view on a large podium, clapping to acknowledge the thousands of soldiers and civilians taking part in the parade at Kim Il Sung Square.

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