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Georgia's "stocking strangler" rejects last meal; to be executed Thursday

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In last-minute appeals, attorneys for Gary cited the same evidence used a year ago while trying to get Gary a new trial or sentence in Muscogee Superior Court, where a judge rejected those motions in September, according to the newspaper. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said in a statement after the execution: "Mr Eggers was convicted of brutally beating and then murdering Mrs Francis Murray, who was simply trying to help him". Read More »

Rep. Louise Slaughter Passes Away at 88

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She was the top-ranked Democrat on the House Rules Committee, and chaired the panel from 2007-2010 when Democrats controlled the House chamber. Louise Slaughter (D) died at the age of 88 after a fall that prompted her hospitalization. "May it be a source of comfort to Louise's three daughters, Megan, Amy and Emily, and her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchild, that so many around the country mourn with them". Read More »

White House chief of staff could quit today

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McMaster is Trumps second national security adviser after Michael Flynn was dismissed a year ago for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the US. should lead on protecting Rohingya Muslims 'Bolivarian Diaspora' can no longer be ignored MORE in a tweet . Mr. Kelly, too, is trying to run a White House under the cloud of reports that the president is looking for a replacement. Read More »

Oil reverses 2 days of decline, but OPEC still anxious

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Prices were pressured after The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said in its monthly report that supply from non-members is likely to grow by 1.66 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2018, nearly double the growth it predicted in November, largely due to rising US supply. Read More »

Illinois State Police looking for two missing toddlers, believe they're in danger

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Lynn Washington has not been found, police said Thursday afternoon. They are believed to be with their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington. "I do feel like I'm at chance of being hurt or worse by him". This is despite the man being barred from contacting the children after a protection order was issued on November 30. "The children's mother is deceased now for one. Read More »

Donald Trump eyes massive tariffs on China tech sector

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The week of March 4, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports following findings in the Department of Commerce's Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel and Aluminum. Read More »

Trump Pushes EU to Cut Tariffs as Bloc Vows to Resist 'Bullies'

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The statement was a veiled reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs without resorting to worldwide arbitration. Japan's trade ministry issued a statement earlier on Sunday, saying that Seko told Lighthizer that exports of steel and aluminum from Japan, which is a close ally of the USA, would not affect US national security. Read More »

Trump's State, CIA picks face confirmation fights in Senate

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Menendez told reporters Tuesday that the State Department has lacked stability at a time when Trump's "bombast against diplomacy undermines the very essence of what our people can do overseas". But diplomats also expressed disquiet over Pompeo, whose origins as a former tea party congressman from Kansas leave a long paper trail of inflammatory comments about Islam , torture and hard-line positions that clash with the typical ethos of the Foreign Service. Read More »

Here's Who Jets Will Target With Kirk Cousins Joining Vikings

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The New York Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar face as their backup plan at quarterback. The Jets were believed to be one of the primary potential suitors for free-agent prize Kirk Cousins , but the former Washington quarterback is visiting Minnesota on Wednesday. Read More »

Pi Day 2018: Celebrate 3/14 with discounts on pizza, pies and more

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Marie Callender's: Buy one entrée Wednesday and get a free slice of pie with a coupon . Whether you're looking for a nostalgic whoopie pie or something a bit more. Chow down on one of eight wood-fired specialty pizzas at Macello Ristorante and Pizzeria for $3.14. Gluten-free crust will be free at no extra charge. Read More »

Kagiso Rabada back at No 1 on the ICC rankings!

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However, South Africa's worries going into the next two Tests centre mostly around Rabada who has been suspended and ruled out of the remainder of the series for "inappropriate and deliberate contact" with Australia captain Steve Smith. Kagiso Rabada at 1.91m is clearly causing David Warner at 1.70m short-man syndrome, which goes against the spirit of the game. In comparison, Dale Steyn has five 10-wicket hauls but in 86 test matches. Read More »

Trump Inspects Designs For Border Wall In San Diego

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His first stop was Otay Mesa, where the president's focus was on the border wall. He also said "very soon we're going to Mars", adding "you wouldn't even be thinking about it" if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election. The president's speech went on to touch on human trafficking, calling it "the worst that it's ever been", and " sanctuary city" policies. You have 'sanctuary cities, ' where they have criminals living in the sanctuary cities. Read More »

Taliban 'elements' interested in talks: U.S. defense secretary Jim Mattis

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Mattis said he's seen initial indications that there have been changes in Pakistan's behavior but that he wants to use the trip to find out more . "There is interest that we've picked up from the Taliban side", Mattis said. President Barack Obama. These and other moves boosted the number of US troops in Afghanistan by at least 3,500, to a total of more than 14,000. Put another way - the aim is to convince the insurgents they can not win on the battlefield, thus driving them to reconcile ... Read More »

Tributes paid after death of Sir Ken Dodd

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People from across the East have been leaving their tributes to the "force of nature" that was Sir Ken Dodd . He Wednesday Anne Jones, his partner of 40 years, on Friday and an announcement was due to go out later this week about the marriage. Read More »

Rob Ford: brother of late Toronto mayor is new Progressive Conservative leader

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The governing Liberals and the New Democrats have panned Ford as a step backwards for the Tories, accusing him of currying favour with the party's socially conservative elements. "We have to make sure we have incentives rather than tax, tax, tax, spend, spend, spend", he said of fostering business investment in the province during his visit to the Sault. Read More »