• Storm Brings Coastal Flooding, Strong Winds and Heavy Rain to East Coast
Storm Brings Coastal Flooding, Strong Winds and Heavy Rain to East Coast

There were more than 150,000 customers without power in the D.C. area as of 4 a.m. Friday . The term essentially means that the barometric pressure is dropping quickly. And New York's governor issuing a travel advisory. MA emergency officials said tides "will be astronomically high" in the next few days . Be safe tomorrow-early Saturday-we'll h...

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  • Rifle-toting worshippers renew wedding vows at Pennsylvania church
Rifle-toting worshippers renew wedding vows at Pennsylvania church

Moon speaks regularly on YouTube alongside an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and arrived at Wednesday's celebration accompanied by three armed men in fatigues. Many celebrants wore crowns - some made of bullets - while church officials dressed in flowing bright pink and white garments to go with their armaments.

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  • United Nations rights council to hold urgent session on Syria's E. Ghouta
United Nations rights council to hold urgent session on Syria's E. Ghouta

The United Nations has condemned the failure of both the Syrian government and rebel forces in Eastern Ghouta to observe several attempts at ceasefires, calling the besieged Damascus suburb "devoid of respect for global law". He said the embassy told him his children could not leave as, unlike him, they were born in Syria. We cannot consign y...

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  • Newly-Elected Rita Sahu meets CM Naveen Patnaik
Newly-Elected Rita Sahu meets CM Naveen Patnaik

By fielding Subal's widow Rita Sahu , BJD seems to have managed a sympathy wave for her besides keeping its own vote base intact overriding the perceived anti-incumbency against Naveen on his fourth term as chief minister. BJP- 59896, Cong- 10153, BJD- 101435, NOTA- 1665. The results have also come as a jolt to the Congress - the state's sec...

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  • UEFA announce changes to Champions League & Europa League in boost to Liverpool
UEFA announce changes to Champions League & Europa League in boost to Liverpool

In a major overhaul of the qualifying system, the top four teams in Spain, England, Germany and Italy will now automatically qualify for the group stages of the Champions League . Starting from next season, games will get started at either 5.55pm or 8pm (GMT/BST). The governing body have also introduced preliminary rounds to run before the first...

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  • Ex-Trump top aide Manafort pleads not guilty, faces September trial
Ex-Trump top aide Manafort pleads not guilty, faces September trial

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson set Manafort's trial date for September 17. President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort Jr., will stand trial in mid-September in Washington on charges stemming from the Russian Federation investigation, meaning the high-profile case will overlap with the midterm elections that could c...

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  • Dozens of mayors sign letter supporting resolution to restore net neutrality
Dozens of mayors sign letter supporting resolution to restore net neutrality

Introduced by Senator Ed Markey of MA, the proposal uses the Congressional Review Act , a 1996 law that grants Congress the ability to overturn the actions of agencies - like, say the Federal Communications Commission when it repealed net neutrality in December .

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  • Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS
Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS

More than 1,300 women and children surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga in August, after government forces expelled the jihadist group. Verdicts may be subject to appeals. A German woman was sentenced to death last month for belonging to the group and a Russian fighter was also sentenced to death in Iraq past year for joining the hardline gro...

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  • New US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May
New US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being planned for mid-May. The current embassy complex in Tel Aviv will still be in service as the U.S. consulate and will become a branch of the U.S. The PLO immediately decried Washington's embassy announcement as a "provocation to all Arabs". The US administration "has therefore lost any credibility to talk about...

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  • Cong will lose Assembly election in Karnataka, North East : PM
Cong will lose Assembly election in Karnataka, North East : PM

Direct communication with Gandhi would also boost the morale of workers of the party, which is trying to wrest power from the BJP , Pande added. Rahul has accused the Modi government of "looking the other way" while those guilty of financial irregularities, like diamantaire Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya, fled the country.

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  • Billy Graham death: See thousands turn out to honor late evangelist
Billy Graham death: See thousands turn out to honor late evangelist

The Graham library closed Saturday as mourners placed flowers and awaited the arrival of the evangelist's casket in Charlotte. Monday is the first day the public will be able to come to the Billy Graham Library where the casket will lie in repose.

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  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher Closes in Protest of Israeli Policies
Church of the Holy Sepulcher Closes in Protest of Israeli Policies

The decision was made in protest against the bill, which is expected to be discussed today by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, allowing the State to expropriate land that the churches have sold since 2010, as well as to protest the Municipality's intention to collect municipal property taxes .

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  • US companies cut NRA ties as pressure mounts
US companies cut NRA ties as pressure mounts

Until recently, National Rifle Association members had been enjoying significant discounts from an array of companies, many of which are seemingly unrelated to firearms or the organization at all. MetLife , the giant NY life insurer, also said Friday it has canceled its NRA group discount program . The NRA didn't return a request for comment...

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  • Dry tonight, more rain by Friday morning
Dry tonight, more rain by Friday morning

Heavier rain will move in late Saturday and early Sunday . Almost 4 to 5 inches of additional rainfall is possible through Monday morning, especially from Arkansas to Ohio. Any storms have the capability of producing gusty winds and heavy rain. High temperatures will be around 50 degrees with chances of rain increasing through the evening.

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  • More ice in the forecast Monday night through Tuesday
More ice in the forecast Monday night through Tuesday

New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. National Weather Service meteorologist Toddy Lindley says the storm could glaze surfaces with a thin layer of ice. At Kansas City International Airport, about two dozen morning flights were canceled and another eight delayed because of the weather.? Southwest Airlines has canceled...

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  • Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon
Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

The Philippines' foreign affairs department said Kuwait informed Manila on Thursday that Lebanese national Nader Essam Assaf was in custody in Lebanon for Demafelis' murder. He has threatened to extend the employment ban for Filipino workers to other countries and said the government is working to "find out the places where we deploy Filipinos an...

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  • Rosenstein alerted White House two weeks ago on Kushner clearance issues
Rosenstein alerted White House two weeks ago on Kushner clearance issues

Justice Department officials said Rosenstein did not provide any details to the White House about the matters that need to be investigated relating to Kushner. In a February 9 phone call, Rosenstein told White House counsel Don McGahn that more details about Kushner's business entanglements had surfaced that demanded additional scrutiny, three ...

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  • New Russian stealth fighter spotted in Syria
New Russian stealth fighter spotted in Syria

The coalition remains focused on the enduring defeat of ISIS. The Sukhoi Su-57 jets are the most advanced stealth aircraft in the possession of the Russian Air Force . "The skies over Iraq and specifically Syria have really just been a treasure trove for them to see how we operate", Lt. Gen. VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson said at an Air Force Associa...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: Ester Ledecka wins two gold medals in DIFFERENT sports
Winter Olympics 2018: Ester Ledecka wins two gold medals in DIFFERENT sports

The gold medalist in the super-G on skis last week added a gold medal in snowboard Saturday in the parallel giant slalom, her best event. The Czech star is top-ranked on the snowboarding circuit but never a threat until now in skiing.

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  • Armed guard waited outside school while gunmen shot students
Armed guard waited outside school while gunmen shot students

Peterson resigned from the department on Thursday after being told he would be suspended. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced that sheriff's deputies will now be carrying AR-15 rifles while on school grounds. "The only place, if people are asking me, where they will not carry their rifle, until we look for gun locks and gun lockers, the...

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  • Five Things That Happened at the 2018 Brit Awards
Five Things That Happened at the 2018 Brit Awards

She had been due to make a surprise appearance in tribute to 22 people killed when a bomber blew himself up at a Grande concert in Manchester in May. But the entire ceremony had a political edge, with many stars wearing badges of small white roses to highlight sexual harassment in the industry and show solidarity with its victims.

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  • Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency
Venezuela launches oil cryptocurrency

Enter the Petro , which "The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela guarantees that it will receive PETRO as a form of payment for national taxes, fees, contributions and public services, taking as a reference the previous day's Venezuelan oil basket price with a discount".

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  • Pakistan granted three-month reprieve over terror financing watchlist, says minister
Pakistan granted three-month reprieve over terror financing watchlist, says minister

Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, over a US-led motion to put the country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday.

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  • Pakistan Supreme Court Strikes Law Allowing Nawaz Sharif To Chair Party
Pakistan Supreme Court Strikes Law Allowing Nawaz Sharif To Chair Party

The court, which started hearing the case last month, said all the decisions made by Sharif as the president of the ruling PML-N would also stand null and void. Political analysts said the decision raises serious questions about political stability in Pakistan. Minister of State Talal Chaudhry had told the media that Sharif will remain chief of P...

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  • Archbishop Chaput comments on Billy Graham's death
Archbishop Chaput comments on Billy Graham's death

We mourn his passing but I know with absolute certainty that today he heard those words, "well done good and faithful servant". "For Graham social concerns always trailed spiritual ones", Wacker said. Host Mike Collins and a panel of experts look back on the life of Billy Graham . He had this incredible, loving presence of a person for the mas...

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  • More than 100 Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram
More than 100 Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram

Local officials deny that the group succeeded in abducting the girls, claiming they managed to flee the building before Boko Haram terrorists arrived. There are reports that more girls have returned to the school after the head count", the Police chief said. We are beginning to harbour fears the worst might have happened.

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  • Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive ban on assault rifles
Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive ban on assault rifles

Students from Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School spoke Wednesday to reporters inside the Capitol while several thousand people rallied outside the building. "It's heart-wrenching to me", Paullin said. Stoneman Douglas students in the gallery during the vote were stunned. "We got to make a change", an unidentified student told the local ABC new...

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  • Questions arise over Melania Trump's family's United States residency status
Questions arise over Melania Trump's family's United States residency status

The Washington Post reports that Viktor and Amalija Knavs , Melania Trump's parents, "very likely" relied on the chain migration program to obtain green cards. She self-sponsored herself for a green card in 2000 based on her "extraordinary ability" and obtained permanent residency in 2001. Melania Trump became a US citizen in 2001 - a year afte...

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  • Scores of Syrian civilians killed in government airstrikes
Scores of Syrian civilians killed in government airstrikes

MSF also provides distance support to about 50 health facilities in areas of Syria where teams can not be directly present, including regular support to 11 facilities in Eastern Ghouta as well as emergency ad-hoc medical donations to other facilities when they are in dire need.

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  • SCOTUS Rejects Challenge by California Gun Owners
SCOTUS Rejects Challenge by California Gun Owners

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court's decision , ruling that the 10-day waiting period was "a reasonable precaution for the purchase of a second or third weapon, as well as for a first purchase".

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