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WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility

WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?” the WSJ wrote.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility

WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?” the WSJ wrote.


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WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility

WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?” the WSJ wrote.


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Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn’t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that “it might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one, but it’s not our job to answer questions like that.


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Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe Return

Father of Missing Tennessee Girl Holds On to Hope for Her Safe ReturnIt has been eight days since Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. Police and Thomas' family believe her teacher, Tad Cummins not only kidnapped the teen but that the pair may now be married.


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4 Killed Including A Police Officer In Wisconsin

4 Killed Including A Police Officer In WisconsinPolice confirmed that the suspect was taken into custody. However, they did not release the names of the people involved and killed during the shootings in Wisconsin.


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Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory saysAn air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near the Islamic-State held Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least 33 people, a group that monitors the war said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it believed the strike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting Islamic State in the area. Observatory activists counted at least 33 bodies at the site near the village of al-Mansoura, west of Raqqa, Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters.


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House Intel Cmte. Creates Confusion As Chairman Releases New Trump Details

House Intel Cmte. Creates Confusion As Chairman Releases New Trump DetailsHouse Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes made revelations concerning "incidentally collected" intelligence related to the Trump campaign, triggering confusion about why he revealed the information.


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Peru struggles with devastating El Niño flooding

Peru struggles with devastating El Niño floodingPeruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. Peru’s government said that 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El Niño climate pattern.


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Investigation continues after 8-alarm fire destroys multiple homes in Kansas

Investigation continues after 8-alarm fire destroys multiple homes in KansasABC News' Alex Perez joins from the scene of the fire that destroyed multiple homes in Overland Park, Kansas.


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South Korea raises sunken ferry: Yonhap

South Korea raises sunken ferry: YonhapSalvage operators raised part of South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry early Thursday, Yonhap news agency reported, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye. "As of 3:45 am (1845 GMT Wednesday), part of the Sewol's structure, which is believed to be its stabilizer, can be seen above the water with the naked eye," an official from the Oceans and Fisheries Ministry was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off southwestern South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for last year, had been pushed back several times because of adverse weather.


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Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’

Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.


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Gorsuch calls same-sex marriage decision ‘settled law’

Gorsuch calls same-sex marriage decision ‘settled law’Judge Neil Gorsuch referred to the Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage decision as “settled law,” using a stronger phrase than he has for other legal precedents. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked Gorsuch to explain how his views on marriage equality have changed since 2004, when the George W. Bush administration was pushing for ballot initiatives that banned the practice in states. Gorsuch replied that sharing his “personal views” would send a misleading signal to the American people that he might be inclined to rule one way or another on future cases that come up on the subject.


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Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage

Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockageBANGKOK (AP) — Tourists used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile.


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First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list

First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species listThe rusty patched bumble bee became the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain federal protection on Tuesday when it was added to the government's list of endangered and threatened species. The bee, once widely found in the upper Midwest and Northeastern United States, was listed after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration lifted a hold it had placed on a plan for federal protections proposed last fall by the administration of former President Barack Obama.


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Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings better

Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings betterRep. Joaquin Castro questioned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to skip a NATO meeting but go to Russia, in an interview Tuesday.


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Legendary tomb of Jesus resurrected

Legendary tomb of Jesus resurrectedBelieved by the devout to house the final resting place of Jesus Christ, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre will open to the public on Wednesday after nearly a year of restoration. An ongoing dispute between the religious groups controlling the site had brought the burial place, known as the Edicule, to the brink of collapse. "We are at the critical moment for rehabilitating the Edicule," director of the restoration Antonia Moropoulou told National Geographic.


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Google Celebrates Nowruz

Google Celebrates NowruzNowruz is the Iranian New Year.


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US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor

US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitorAt least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Only two people were pulled out alive," Abdel Rahman told AFP.


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Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for office

Ex-Clinton staffer: 8,000 millennial Democrats have told our new group they want to run for officeOn Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.


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Gorsuch: I would have ‘walked out the door’ if Trump had asked me to overturn Roe

Gorsuch: I would have ‘walked out the door’ if Trump had asked me to overturn RoeJudge Neil Gorsuch said he was never asked by President Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.


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Oregon teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting

Oregon teen's mom: Feds should probe fatal police shootingPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of an Oregon teenager who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer is demanding a federal Justice Department investigation into her son's death.


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China denies reports of building on disputed shoal

China denies reports of building on disputed shoalChina's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China seized the shoal, which is northeast of the Spratly islands, in 2012 and denied access to Philippine fishermen. Earlier this month, Xiao Jie, the mayor of what China calls Sansha City, said China planned to begin preparatory work this year to build environmental monitoring stations on a number of islands, including Scarborough Shoal.


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Over-excited little girl steals the Pope's hat off his head

Over-excited little girl steals the Pope's hat off his headLittle kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen.  MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in Rome. And the lucky little one didn't just get to see him, she got close enough to receive a kiss from the head of the Catholic Church. But she wanted so much more than that. Overwhelmed by energy, she reached out, desperate to discharge it somewhere, and pulled the Pope's hat off his head. SEE ALSO: Little kid aims his pro stink eye at a chip thief The Pope's hat is technically called a zucchetto.  And he actually seemed to enjoy the moment, or at least have enough social skills to feign enthusiasm.  Watch the full interaction and rejoice! The internet has risen!   We're sure Pope Francis forgave her for the transgression.  WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks


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TripAdvisor names Bali best global destination for 2017 in Travelers' Choice Awards

TripAdvisor names Bali best global destination for 2017 in Travelers' Choice AwardsThe Buddhist island has claimed the top spot for the first time in TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards, published Tuesday, March 21, crowning the year's best travel destinations.


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Citing Terror Threats, U.S. Bans Carry-On Electronic Devices From Middle East and North Africa Flights

Citing Terror Threats, U.S. Bans Carry-On Electronic Devices From Middle East and North Africa FlightsThough the Department of Homeland Security did not reference a specific credible threat.


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Is Emmett Till painting cultural appropriation?

Is Emmett Till painting cultural appropriation?"The View" co-hosts discuss an artist under fire for the stirring painting.


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Tuesday’s top moments from the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings

Tuesday’s top moments from the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearingsDay two of confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, was eventful, as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the federal judge from Colorado. Return to Yahoo on Wednesday for more live-streaming coverage of the hearings as they happen.


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Latest North Korean Missile Test Ends in Failure

Latest North Korean Missile Test Ends in FailureThe missile "appears to have exploded within seconds of launch."


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Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreakBOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.


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Police find Chicago teen sexually assaulted on Facebook Live

Police find Chicago teen sexually assaulted on Facebook LiveA 15-year-old Chicago girl who went missing on Sunday and was seen on Facebook Live being sexually assaulted by multiple young men was found on Tuesday, police said. The girl was being treated at a local hospital after the attack, Chicago Police Department spokesman Frank Giancamilli said by email. The girl's mother approached police Superintendent Eddie Johnson after an unrelated news conference on Monday and showed him images of her daughter being assaulted by five or six young men, Giancamilli said.


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Correction: Oil Pipeline story

Correction: Oil Pipeline storyBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.


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Half Of Canada Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported

Half Of Canada Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be DeportedThose who were highly supportive of the deportations were men, older people with higher incomes and adult without college degrees, according to Reuters poll.


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Ghana shuts tourist site where 20 died in freak tree accident

Ghana shuts tourist site where 20 died in freak tree accidentGhanaian authorities have closed the popular tourist destination of Kintampo Falls after 20 people died in a tree fall tragedy, officials said Monday. A group of high school and university students were swimming on Sunday afternoon at the picturesque waterfalls in the Brong-Ahafo region, some 450 kilometres (281 miles) by road from the capital Accra, when a massive tree crashed into the water, crushing some to death and injuries scores of others. "The National Disaster Management Organisation and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture have in consultation with the Brong Ahafo Regional Security Council ordered the indefinite closure of the Kintampo waterfalls," tourism minister spokesman Frank Siaw-Otu said in a statement.


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This Stranger Did the Most Selfless Thing to Help a Mom Flying With Twins

This Stranger Did the Most Selfless Thing to Help a Mom Flying With TwinsThe desperate mother was about to be kicked off the plane with her babies.


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Drones all around — Unmanned aircraft take on various roles

Drones all around — Unmanned aircraft take on various rolesThe number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use. Policy makers are still debating whether to allow a sweeping expansion in drone use for activities like deliveries where aircraft would fly beyond the sight of an operator.


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China says U.S. should respect China's air defense zone

China says U.S. should respect China's air defense zoneChina said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after CNN reported China had warned a U.S. bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea. China declared the zone, in which aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities, in the East China Sea in 2013, which the United States and Japan have refused to recognize.


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A teen made a website where kittens punch Trump. So, Trump unleashed his lawyers.

A teen made a website where kittens punch Trump. So, Trump unleashed his lawyers.President Trump is busy this week helping to make sure millions of Americans don't lose their health insuran — -sorry, I mean, shutting down a teenage girl. 17-year-old Lucy from San Francisco recently designed a site called Kittenfeed.com (initially called TrumpScratch), where users get to punch Trump's face with tiny little kitchen paws. It seemed like a pretty harmless, anti-Trump site (the kittens don't even scratch!) — until she got a letter from the lawyers of a certain "well known businessman," The Observer reports.  SEE ALSO: People can't stop sharing this cartoon about Trump's 'Muslim ban' That "internationally known" and "famous" businessman (his lawyers words, not mine) is, of course, Donald Trump. In the letter, Trump's general counsel encourages the teen to cease and desist and shut down the website.  Image: www.kittenfeed.com After receiving the letter, Lucy decided to change the name of the website to Kittenfeed.com. That wasn't enough for Trump's counsel, who reportedly continued to press the 17-year-old girl. The family is waiting to see their next move. "It’s so sad that his administration is focused more on being liked, burying real news and taking down sites like mine as they supposedly make him look bad," Lucy told The Observer. Predictably, Trump's lawyers letter had the opposite effect of their intention. After The Observer published the report yesterday, the site's visitors surged from 3,000 to 50,000. Lesson: you can mess with Trump's lawyers, but don't you ever touch an animated kitten. WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks


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Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to keep its animals safe

Czech zoo saws off rhino horns to keep its animals safePRAGUE (AP) — A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the recent killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn — the zoo has started to remove the horns from its 21 rhinos as a precaution.


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Drug lord 'El Chapo' healthy and learning English in jail: US

Drug lord 'El Chapo' healthy and learning English in jail: USJailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is healthy and even learning English, US prosecutors argued, dismissing allegations from defense lawyers that the terms of his confinement are too harsh. The 59-year-old, accused of running one of the world's biggest drug empires and who escaped from prison twice in Mexico, has been held in solitary in New York since being extradited on January 19. In a letter sent to Judge Brian Cogan on March 13, Guzman's court-appointed lawyers said the isolation he is subjected to at a federal prison in New York is harming his physical and mental health.


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Joaquin Castro defends questioning James Comey on Russian dossier

Joaquin Castro defends questioning James Comey on Russian dossierRep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about what he learned from his questioning of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers on the Hill on Monday. Castro also commented on the news that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip his first meeting with members of NATO next month. He said, "I wish that he would be there."


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French Election Candidates Clash Over Burkini Ban At Presidential Debate

French Election Candidates Clash Over Burkini Ban At Presidential DebateFar-right party leader Marine Le Pen warned of "Islamic fundamentalism" while her socialist opponent accused her of threatening to form a fashion police.


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Lawyer for Russian whistle-blower's family injured in fall

Lawyer for Russian whistle-blower's family injured in fallMOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer hired by the family of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian whistleblower who died in jail, has been seriously injured in a fall from his Moscow apartment.


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FDA Links 9 Deaths to a Rare Cancer Associated with Breast Implants

FDA Links 9 Deaths to a Rare Cancer Associated with Breast ImplantsA rare type of cancer believed to be caused by breast implants has now been linked to nine deaths. The Federal Drug Administration released an update on Tuesday to a 2011 report about a rare form of cancer, not linked to breast cancer, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), which included its findings over the last six years. The agency’s original report stated that this rare form of cancer is believed to be caused by breast implants and is not ...


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Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed

Project Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners RevealedProject Chieftain Bagger Contest Winners Revealed Indian Motorcycle announced the winners of the Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest during Bike Week in Daytona Beach. Hollister Powersports’ (Hollister, CA) “Tequila Sunset” claimed top honors, with


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Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniper

Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniperBy Tulay Karadeniz and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey fired into Kurdish-controlled Syria on Wednesday after saying one of its soldiers was killed by a sniper from across the border, risking deeper conflict with a Kurdish militia backed by the United States and building ties to Russia. The Turkish military said the soldier was killed in the Turkish province of Hatay, across the border from Syria's Afrin, which is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia.


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Trump Wishes Persians A Happy Nowruz

Trump Wishes Persians A Happy NowruzThe six-day holiday between March 18 and 24, is widely known for the ritual of participants jumping over bonfires as a symbol of “rebirth, rejuvenation and reconciliation’ for the New Year and the arrival of springtime.


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911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies

911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babiesLINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — The mother of twin baby girls who were found dead in an apartment can be heard screaming on a 911 call that they "are not breathing and both are purple."


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Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiled

Newly restored shrine at Jesus's tomb unveiledThe newly restored shrine surrounding what is believed to be Jesus's tomb was unveiled at a ceremony in Jerusalem Wednesday following months of delicate work and in time for crowds of Easter visitors. Religious leaders in traditional robes addressed a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried. Dignitaries including Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual head of Orthodox church leaders, were in attendance.


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WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility

WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?” the WSJ wrote.


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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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The Magic In Costco's Warehouse
Costco became a phenomenon by doing things its own way. But with Amazon ever more powerful, millennial shoppers burgeoning and a new generation of leaders awaiting its turn, can the company preserve its edge?

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British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament
LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday.

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