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Sessions jokes about Russian meetings in speech to lawyers

Sessions jokes about Russian meetings in speech to lawyers Standing before a friendly audience of conservative lawyers Friday afternoon at the Mayflower Hotel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the elephant in the room. But it wasn't amusing to Sessions on Tuesday when Democratic lawmakers accused him in a Congressional hearing of hiding suspicious ties between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Ohio State University suspends most of its fraternities

Ohio State University suspends most of its fraternities In a letter to all fraternity members Thursday, Ryan Lovell, the director of sorority and fraternity life, called the 11 investigations "an unacceptably high number". And after a Penn State sophomore named Timothy Piazza , 19, died in February after a fraternity hazing event, university officials suspended fraternities and sororities from holding social activities during the spring semester. [Full Article...]

Trump hits Clinton as 'biggest loser;' Clinton questions legitimacy of election

Trump continued: "She just can't stop, which is so good for the Republican Party". Trump's comments came in response to a Clinton interview with Mother Jones , in which she questioned the legitimacy of the 2016 election and the results thereof. [Full Article...]

Former Hillary Clinton Aide Blasts Gillibrand Over Bill Clinton Comments

Former Hillary Clinton Aide Blasts Gillibrand Over Bill Clinton Comments Bill Clinton engaged in a sexual relationship with Lewinsky, who was 22 at the time , between 1995 and 1996. "Yes, I think that is the appropriate response". Trump, meanwhile, has been accused by as many as 16 women of sexual assault. For someone who has been so closely intertwined with the Clintons throughout her political career, it was an extraordinary statement. [Full Article...]

Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts The Obama Administration had banned imports of ivory tusks and other elephant parts. The comedian and TV host said she is "determined to do something" as she launched a celebrity-backed campaign to raise money for elephant conservation following the Trump administration's decision to allow legally hunted trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia . [Full Article...]

Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC

Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC As per reports, the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing at about 07:45 am in the Gulpur sector by opening heaving mortar shelling in the area and later extended that firing to the nearby Digwar and Khadi Karmarasectors also. Eight civilians and 16security personnel were killed in the firing, a Home Ministry official said.It is the highest number of ceasefire violations in almost a decade,... [Full Article...]

David Goffin sets up Roger Federer semi-final clash at ATP Finals

David Goffin sets up Roger Federer semi-final clash at ATP Finals DAVID Goffin will meet Roger Federer in the last four of the ATP Finals after surging back to beat Dominic Thiem and clinch second place in his group. The first set went with serve all the way through to 6-6, but the seven-time champion never really looked to have turned on the gas; throwing away easy points with careless backhands into the net and then dropping in a few casual aces to keep t... [Full Article...]

Army soldier, 5 militants killed in Hajin gunfight

Army soldier, 5 militants killed in Hajin gunfight The operation was on and further details were awaited, Kalia said. Six weapons were also recovered from the encounter site. Vaid had recently said around 170 militants were gunned down by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this year. [Full Article...]

Congress raises more questions on Rafale deal

Congress raises more questions on Rafale deal Asked if French Defence Minister Florence Parly raised the issue of purchase of more Rafale fighter jets during her visit to India last month, Sitharaman replied in the affirmative. She stressed that the Modi government realised the dire situation and ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly away condition as it was an emergency and the Air Force urgently required the fighter jets. [Full Article...]

Delayed by alliance talks, disputes, Congress first list likely tomorrow

Delayed by alliance talks, disputes, Congress first list likely tomorrow Former Union minister and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today said the BJP should explain why Gujarat's GDP growth has been low during its long rule in the state. "Since we are also talking to JD-U (faction led by Sharad Yadav) and NCP, and the fact that they have also shown interest in an alliance, so the list will be released in a day or two", AICC General Secretary in-charge of Gujarat A... [Full Article...]

PA Intel Chief arrives in Gaza

PA Intel Chief arrives in Gaza For the first time in ten years, the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is manned by security forces loyal to the national unity government of the Palestinian Authority. The agreement enables the PNA to take over control of the Gaza Strip. However, in addition to Hamas' refusal to disband its military wing, sources have confirmed to The Media Line that the terror group is likewise declining t... [Full Article...]

Natural disaster hits Southwest China

Natural disaster hits Southwest China It was followed by 5-magnitude natural disaster at 8:31 AM (Beijing time) around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region. A magnitude 6.3 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage. China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that several homes were damaged but no casualties have been reported. On Tuesday, a 7.3-magnitude quake had killed at least 530 people and ... [Full Article...]

Trump Mocks Al Franken On Twitter, Blows It

Trump Mocks Al Franken On Twitter, Blows It After Moore's win, Trump enthusiastically backed him and deleted all references to his odd endorsement on Twitter . "It's been simmering on the stove with the lid on, like a pressure cooker", she said. Mr Franken has apologised and said he does not remember that second incident in the same way, but he now faces a Senate ethics investigation that could see him fined, stripped of committee posts ... [Full Article...]

Scientists Can Now Tell How Much Glaciers Melting Will Affect Specific Cities

Scientists Can Now Tell How Much Glaciers Melting Will Affect Specific Cities If that happens, Miami, Florida would see roughly that amount of local sea-level rise, but Rio de Janeiro, Brazil would see 124% of that average, or over five inches. There is a physical explanation for this - gravity. "It tells you what is the rate of increase of sea level in that city with respect to the rate of change of ice masses everywhere in the world", Eric Larour, a member of the re... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to repay 400 million pound debt to Iran

United Kingdom to repay 400 million pound debt to Iran The debt dates back to an arms contract for which Britain had received an advance payment from Iran but which was halted by the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Treasury and Foreign Office officials are working on a way around ongoing United Nations sanctions on military equipment, overseen by the European Union, that now forbid the payment. [Full Article...]

US House Tax Bill Bad for Wind Energy

US House Tax Bill Bad for Wind Energy Retains popular retirement savings options such as 401 (k) s and Individual Retirement Accounts so Americans can continue to save for their future. The House Plan includes substantial modifications to existing renewable energy tax credits including the production tax credit ("PTC") and the investment tax credit ("ITC"), and also eliminates other tax incentives entirely, effective beginning afte... [Full Article...]

IT Raids Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden Residence, Followers Conduct Protest March

IT Raids Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden Residence, Followers Conduct Protest March A senior official told NDTV: "It was a limited exercise". Days after raids at Jaya TV, income tax officials landed at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai on Friday evening. Jayalalithaa's long-time aide, Sasikala, had continued to live in this house after Jayalalithaa's death in December a year ago, until she was arrested in a corruption case on... [Full Article...]

Nigerian team make history with PyeongChang qualification

Nigerian team make history with PyeongChang qualification They were awesome throughout this journey. They crowd-funded the $150,000 (130,000 euros, £114,000) required to train and compete and through a mixture of savvy marketing and publicity have developed a strong online profile that has helped attract sponsorship from Visa and sportswear manufacturer Under Armour. [Full Article...]

Temperate Earth-mass exoplanet discovered 11 light-years away

Temperate Earth-mass exoplanet discovered 11 light-years away A new discovery has been made that was found using the ESO's planet-hunting HARPS instrument. If any extraterrestrial species do exist in our stellar neighborhood, this might be our best chance yet at finding them. It is an active star that frequently generates intense and high-energy solar flares, which is not ideal in the hunt for alien life. However, the star around which the planet revolve... [Full Article...]

Younkers' parent company to close 40+ stores in 2018

Younkers' parent company to close 40+ stores in 2018 The company announced disappointing third-quarter earnings on Wednesday, down about 7-percent for existing stores. Tracy said the store closures will enable the company to move forward "with a more productive store footprint and redirecting capital expenditures toward investments created to drive sales growth". [Full Article...]


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