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5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana

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Amant. The victims have been identified as Billy Ernest , 43, Tanner Ernest , 17, and Summer Ernest , 20, WAFB-TV reported. A motive for the killings was not immediately released. about a homicide involving multiple victims. Authorities identified a suspect, who is still at large. The shootings happened about 70 miles west of city New Orleans . Read More »

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed to AFP that "discussions are still ongoing". "Multiple changes have also taken place in the military and civilian departments" of the group, "so that the ongoing jihadi process and political efforts can develop positively", he added. Read More »

Duelling bills to end United States government shutdown both fail in the senate

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But Lindsey Graham, a Republican senator who often has the president's year, said he discussed with Trump the new proposal gaining traction: a continuing resolution that funds government for three weeks. The Senate approved the deal on a voice vote shortly after Trump's remarks, and the House is planning to take up the measure soon. The vote came as 800,000 federal workers faced a second missed paycheck. Read More »

Sweden praises "constructive" US-DPRK talks as meetings in Stockholm wrap up

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The South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by telephone to discuss Pompeo and Trump's meetings with North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol last week. The missile operating base contained Nodong missiles, a type of medium-range ballistic missile developed by North Korea. "The North Koreans are not going to negotiate over things they don't disclose", Cha said of the secret missile bases. Read More »

Giuliani changes story about Trump's Moscow tower talks

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Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison for tax and fraud charges, for lying to Congress and for a pair of campaign finance violations stemming from hush money that prosecutors in the Southern District of NY allege Mr Trump directed his former fixer to pay to a porn star and a former model on the eve of the election. Read More »

Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

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Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill released a statement Friday saying that while Pelosi and the congressional delegation set to travel with her were prepared to use commercial travel for their trip, the risks associated with the trip only grew after details of those plans to a war zone leaked. Read More »

Teens facing expulsion for taunting Native American man

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Both Mr Sandmann and Mr Phillips say they were trying to defuse tensions that were rising among three groups on a day Washington hosted the marches. Phillips said the kind of glee in the teenagers' face was "ugly" and reminiscent of photographed reactions to lynchings from the mid-20th century. "To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me", he added . Read More »

Estes, Moran respond to Trump's speech on border security, shutdown

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The president disputes that view, citing the temporary nature of the protections. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY indicated Sunday that she'd back that proposal again. But Democrats says talks on border security should occur only after the government is reopened. Donald Trump and senior Democrats took their first steps toward a possible compromise deal on immigration and border security over the weekend, even as the president ramped up his feud with Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the ... Read More »

Israel says it shot down rocket over Golan on Syria frontier

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Previously Israel has carried out two attacks on Damascus, stressing that the attacks were aimed at purported Iranian positions in the territory of Syria. On Sunday, Sana quoted a military source as saying Syria's air defences went into action after Israel launched air strikes on the south of the country earlier in the day. Read More »

Democrats: Reopen the government before negotiations on border security

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He says offering to renew those protections in exchange for wall money is hostage taking. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers", but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement. Read More »

Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise'

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Trump promoted his plan today as a way to "break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown ". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said that he will take up legislation on Trump's immigration plan next week, in exchange for funding of the border wall that would end the almost month-long partial government shutdown. Read More »

Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi

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Stating that the Kolkata rally was the beginning of the downfall of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Naidu sought to send a message that the opposition parties should not differ with one another on the prime ministerial candidate. They ( BJP ) are helping their corporate friends. H.D Deve Gowda, who was briefly prime minister in the 1990s, said regional parties were powerful but "cannot save India without uniting". Read More »

Body of St. Louis man killed in Syria returns home

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He was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell , Kentucky. Since then, USA officials have given mixed messages. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on Wednesday, which killed a total of 16 people in the town of Manbij. Read More »

Women's marches draw thousands in Europe, US and around the world

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Sarsour said that tension leading up to the third annual march in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other cities across the country isn't totally surprising because bringing together women of different backgrounds can be "messy". In November, Teresa Shook, one of the movement's founders, accused the four main leaders of the national march organization of anti-Semitism . "And that there are other Jewish scholars who will sit here and say the same", she added. Read More »

Ghana: Government Condemns Murder of Tiger Eye PI Undercover Journalist

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Ghana ranked 23rd out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2018 World Press Freedom Index - an improvement of three places on the previous year. But "this shooting is a grave signal that journalists can not work safely to keep the public informed or hold power to account in Ghana", said the Committee to Protect Journalists, another press freedom group based in the United States. Read More »

Mueller team disputes BuzzFeed report claiming Trump told Cohen to lie

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In addition to his plea deal with Mueller, Cohen pleaded guilty on August 21 in NY to tax evasion, bank fraud, and making illegal campaign contributions. Cohen also has pleaded guilty to federal charges connected to a scheme in which he arranged payments to two women to buy their silence about sexual relationships they said they'd had with Trump. Read More »

Divers swim with massive great white shark, possibly biggest on record

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The six-metre female shark - bearing similar markings as " Deep Blue ", the largest great white shark recorded - made its surprise appearance on Tuesday, joining other sharks feasting on a sperm whale carcass off Oahu. "It's not petting sharks or pushing them off to maintain a respectable space that is hurting sharks.it's the wasteful and cruel practice of grabbing and catching sharks to cut off their fins (which slowly kills them)". Read More »

Israeli student killed in Melbourne street while on phone to sister

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Aiia Maasarwe was slain at 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday shortly after she got off a tram in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora . "I'm so sickened by the attack and frankly disturbed by it, as I'm sure Australians are all around the country", Morrison told reporters in Fiji, where he was winding up a Pacific tour. Read More »