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US Jewish Groups Express Condolences Over Barbara Bush's Passing

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We had further correspondence after that first letter, and she was a most down-to-earth person. Mrs. The procession will travel from Houston to College Station and proceed to the George H.W. John Hager says Barbara Bush "was real friendly to us and could not have been a better hostess", noting that the Bush family was down-to-earth and welcoming. Read More »

China's Xi presides over large-scale naval display in South China Sea

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China's crude oil imports rose to 39.1 million tonnes in March, or 9.2 million barrels per day (bpd), the second highest on record, according to Reuters calculations based on official customs data. Imports of commodities continued to lead the way in March as manufacturers replenished inventories ahead of a seasonal pick-up in demand. That left China with a rare trade deficit for the month, also the first drop since last February. Read More »

The troubling past of a family whose auto plunged off a cliff

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After two days of not hearing back from Sarah and checking local hospitals, Cheryl Hart called Washington authorities to request a welfare check on the family, according to a recording of the phone call. According to family's neighbor Bruce DeKalb, 15-year-old Devonte Hart had begun asking him for food, saying his mothers were punishing him by withholding meals . Read More »

Mnuchin seeks to explain Trump's mystifying Monday tweet on currency manipulation

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Taking to Twitter on Monday, Trump wrote that the two countries were improperly manipulating their currencies in a way that gives them unfair trade advantages. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar has been falling against the Chinese yuan for 16 months and is trading near the lowest since mid-2015. The Chinese currency, the Renminbi, has appreciated about three percent against the dollar since the beginning of this year, after strengthening by six percent in 2017. Read More »

Bush family say former First Lady in 'great spirits'

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Andrew H. Card Jr, who was transportation secretary in the first Bush administration and White House chief of staff in the second, had lunch with Barbara and George Bush a few weeks ago and said the former First Lady still retained her spirit. Read More »

Twitter freaks out thinking Stormy Daniels sketch looks like Tom Brady

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Daniels has worn statement charms in the past, including a lightning bolt - no doubt a reference to her stage name - and a "Wicked" charm promoting Wicked Pictures. "For years, Mr. Cohen has acted like he is above the law", Daniels said Monday. This morning, a rough sketch of the man Daniels says confronted her was released. Read More »

Barbara Bush dies aged 92

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Barbara Bush , the wife of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, is in "failing health" and has made a decision to no longer seek medical treatment, the office of the ex-president said in a statement from Houston on Sunday. George H.W. and George W. were the first father-and-son presidents since John and John Quincy Adams. Barbara Bush's hair began to turn prematurely white after the shock of the girl's death. Read More »

Norfolk police arrest 60-year-old in connection to string of robberies

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The robberies are not believed to be related, and are not believed to involve the same suspect, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff's Office. Aslam Khan said that all the accused - Vishal Sonkar (23), Nikhil Saxena (19) and Puneet (24) - lived in the same locality and took to crime to make quick money to buy a auto. Read More »

Shinzo Abe back on the ropes

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But it may also crack the lid on a new and turbulent period of U.S. -Japan relations. While signing the tariff order, Trump says that Abe will have "a little smile" on his face when they talk. James Schoff, a former Pentagon adviser on East Asia policy and now a senior associate for the Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said the North Korea summit will be front and centre during the visit. Read More »

Protesters, Riot Police Clash In Armenia

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An Associated Press reporter saw several people wounded and at least four of them were transported away by ambulance including protest leader Nikol Pashinian. But the tension ultimately snapped when, in the afternoon, Sargsyan gave his first public reaction to the nomination by his party, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia. Read More »

Ramos-Viñolas advances at Monte-Carlo Masters

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He is now a ten-time champion in men's singles at the Monte-Carlo Masters . "I was unable to do any physical work because the psoas (muscle) was affecting all the movements I could do", he said . "I didn't know in which direction I wanted to go after Indian Wells and Miami". Here's a look at the main talking points ahead of the action on the red dirt of the Principality. Read More »

Men Wounded In Separate Mission Stabbings

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Monday's death comes after two people died of stab wounds in separate domestic incidents in London on Sunday. At 18:36 BST officers were called to a home in Sudbourne Road, where a woman in her 30s had been attacked. Post mortem examinations on the bodies of both the victims are expected in "due course", the Met said. It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other. Read More »

In Peru for summit, Pence offers support for Syrian strike

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Speaking at the eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Pence described Venezuela - and Cuba - as countries where "the tragedy of tyranny is in full display". He learned only Tuesday that he would be attending in Trump's place so the president could manage the US response to Syria . Pence presented a elongated hand, in meeting after meeting. Read More »

Rape cases: Cong to hold candlelight march across Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised justice and said the incidents have shamed the country. The candle-light protest on Thursday midnight was called at a short notice and saw people converging at the India Gate in sizeable numbers to express their support. Read More »

Trump, senator strike deal on legalized marijuana

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Marijuana is legal for medicinal use in 29 states and for recreational use in eight. Satisfied, the first-term senator is now backing down from his nominee blockade. The New York Daily News reported Friday that the Justice Department had not been consulted before Trump made his phone call. "So we're reluctant to reward that sort of behavior". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn responds to Britain attacking Syria: "Bombs won't bring about peace"

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But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson backed the PM, writing on Twitter that the world was "united in its disgust for any use of chemical weapons, but especially against civilians". An alleged gas attack last weekend in the town of Douma killed more than 40 people, according to opposition activists and rescuers. Corbyn said the strikes will make assigning blame for the use of chemical weapons in Syria "less, not more, likely". Read More »

US President Donald Trump pondering missile attack on Syria

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Trump has claimed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's administration has used chemical weapons. In another tweet on Thursday, Trump wrote that an attack on Syria "could be very soon or not so soon at all!" A joint military operation, possibly with France rather than the U.S.in the lead, could send a message of worldwide unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons and counter Syria's political and military support from Russian Federation and Iran. Read More »

Israel concerned over Iran's efforts to establish presence in Syria

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Netanyahu said he told May over the phone on Saturday night that the airstrike sent "an important worldwide message of zero tolerance for the use of non-conventional weapons". "This night, under America's guidance, the United States, France and Britain acted accordingly (because) Syria continues to carry out its murderous actions", the official, who declined to be identified, said. Read More »