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The first Winter Storm Warning of Spring, 2018

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The City of Minot reminds residents that the heavy, wet snow predicted to fall in the Minot area over the next few days could prevent the effective use of snow gates on snow removal equipment. The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 3,000 canceled flights across the USA on Wednesday, most in the Northeast. Four nor'easter in three weeks is highly unusual, but it happens when a pattern locks in. Read More »

Missing Iowa Family Found Dead In Mexican Resort

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Embassy in Mexico". Our thoughts and prayers are with the family's relatives and friends. Mexican and USA police say there was no sign of traumatic injury and no foul play is suspected at this time. The department cited "targeted" homicides and "turf battles between criminal groups". The two were supposed to go racing together next week, Harris said. Read More »

Iran Criticizes US Sanctions Over Hacking Scheme

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The defendants were involved in various capacities with the Mabna Institute , a company based in Iran that, according to the Justice Department, has been coordinating cyberattacks to steal academic data and credentials on behalf of the government of Iran. Read More »

EU Gives Go-Ahead For Brexit Trade Talks To Begin

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For now, the European Union intends to make sure Northern Ireland will stay fully aligned with European Union rules, an option which has been criticised by the British government as creating a new trade border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and the British mainland. Read More »

Gun Used In Great Mills High Shooting Belonged To Gunman's Father

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St. Mary's County Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said there was "no question" that the officer's quick arrival at the scene and immediate engagement with the shooter prevented more injuries. "They do take issue with defending our most vulnerable and our most innocent and as a mother I will never understand that". This time at Great Mills High School in St. Read More »

European Union nations mull expelling Russian diplomats after spy attack

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Merkel promised new measures after European Union leaders agreed late on March 22 to recall their ambassador to Moscow. On Tuesday, one senior State Department official, speaking on background, supported the UK's own decision to kick out 23 Russian diplomats: "We stand in solidarity with our Allies in the United Kingdom, and we fully supported the UK's decision to expel diplomats and take other actions to respond". Read More »

OUTDOORS: New gun laws hold us hostage

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The weapons used in Parkland and at Sandy Hook, in short, have exactly the same sort of firepower wielded by modern infantry. How many more Parklands, Newtowns, Las Vegases have to happen before we're next? This is not to say that political events or demonstrations at school should be avoided. Read More »

DACA Advocates in Arkansas Call Spending Bill a Bipartisan Failure

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US President Donald Trump had threatened to veto the bill but relented at the end "as a matter of national security". "There are a lot of things I'm unhappy about in this bill". "But I want the Hispanic community to know, I want the DACA-recipients to know, that Republicans are much more on your side than the Democrats who are using you for their own purposes", said the Commander-in-Chief. Read More »

Fruits And Nuts Are Among US Products At Risk Of Chinese Tariffs

Littler added that lower USA demand for Chinese-made goods could help Canadian retailers to drive better bargains from Chinese factories looking to replace lost sales. Then he announced the steel and aluminum tariffs , saying reliance on imported metals jeopardizes USA national security. The technology dispute stems from complaints Beijing unfairly compels foreign companies to hand over technology in exchange for market access. Read More »

President Trump signs the $1.3 trillion omnibus that NO ONE READ

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Only a month ago, Rand Paul stood on the floor of Congress and decried the inane apparatus of governance that demands legislators read through thousands of pages of documents only hours before casting their votes . Earlier today, when asked in front of reporters by Vermont Sen. This article has been updated with additional details about the bill. "My principle responsibility is begging, pleading and cajoling", McConnell said. Read More »

Powerball Ticket Worth $1.2 Million Sold In Santa Monica

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The specific location where the winning ticket was sold has not been announced . The jackpot rolled 19 times before finally being won. Store employees have no idea who the victor is, he said, but they're eager for the person or people to come forward so they can figure out who actually made the winning sale. Read More »

Trump congratulates Putin on landslide election victory

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DONALD Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin on his Russian election win - but did NOT bring up the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in the UK. According to the Washington Post , citing officials it said were familiar with the matter, the call was made despite warnings from Mr Trump's national security advisers, who provided a briefing which included a section that read "DO NOT CONGRATULATE". Read More »

Trump Set To Levy $60 Bln In China Tariffs

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Lighthizer said that Chinese high technology products would be targeted in any tariffs, although a wide range of industry groups including apparel makers fear they could be hit and have launched lobbying campaigns to head off the move. The coalition includes groups of retailers and makers of everything from toys to wine, while the council represents companies including Amazon, Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince Arrives at White House to Meet with Trump

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Prince Mohammed is on a mission during his three-week US visit to improve the perception of his nation in the eyes of Americans, who have viewed Saudi Arabia warily because of its conservative social mores, unequal treatment of women and, more recently, deadly military campaign in Yemen . Read More »

Forecasting models 'struggling' - even as the storm's on our doorstep

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Temperatures over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend are expected to plummet with snow possibly falling in the north, forecasters have said. "Now, this could still wobble a little bit, but one thing we are getting increasingly confident about is that the air is not going to be coming from the south, so get ready for a potentially chilly Easter", the weatherman added. Read More »

Unhappy politicians in Kosovo tear-gassed their own parliament

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Teargas was used to today in the Kosovo Parliament to prevent the ratification of the border demarcation with Montenegro, which is a key requirement for visa liberalization for the citizens of Kosovo . A previous attempt to ratify the border demarcation agreement failed on February 22, after the government chose to turn the vote into a package, by including two additional documents. Read More »

Lai: We didn't pay Boko Haram for release of Dapchi schoolgirls

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One of the released Dapchi schoolgirls, Fatsuma Abdullahi, has related how five girls died, while in captivity. Another townsmen said the militants told them the girls were set free "out of pity", leaving the community with a clear warning to never let them return to school. Read More »