• Myanmar's parliament elects a new president
Myanmar's parliament elects a new president

Win Myint, 66, had been tipped for the role after former president Htin Kyaw suddenly stepped down last week, citing the need for rest. U Win Myint, a former barrister and speaker of the country's lower house, won overwhelmingly with 403 out of 636 votes.

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  • Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 50
Sunday weather: Mostly cloudy, with highs around 50

The chance of rain is 90%. A slight chance of showers is in the forecast for the Omaha area Friday night . These will drop into the northeast Sunday morning and South Jersey may see a couple of rain or snow showers between 6 a.m. Today: Mostly cloudy. Wind: NE/S 5-10. It will be cloudy and raw on Sunday , with a chance of snow showers befo...

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  • TMC, BJP battle it out over Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal
TMC, BJP battle it out over Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal

Internet services were suspended for 48 hours starting from 6 pm on Saturday to prevent misuse of social media and maintain communal harmony during Ram Navami celebrations. BJP leader Mukul Roy, who defected from the Trinamool previous year, was also seen leading a rally in North 24 Parganas district's Newtown area. No one carries arms in the rally...

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  • California sheriff defies state's 'sanctuary' law by putting inmate info online
California sheriff defies state's 'sanctuary' law by putting inmate info online

A California county is considering a fight against the state's sanctuary law. The law limits what state and local officials can share with federal authorities about the immigration status of California residents. The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to join the Trump administration to challenge California's sanctuary law. Sherif...

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  • Miami Open: Johanna Konta beaten by Venus Williams in fourth round
Miami Open: Johanna Konta beaten by Venus Williams in fourth round

Konta rolled over Belgian Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-1 in an earlier match. "The first set was definitely all her, and she came up with some wonderful shots to break me at 5-5", three-time Miami Open champion Williams said. When Williams slammed a forehand victor on the last point, she spun with a grin in celebration, her fist leading the way. "But...

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  • White House Investigating Jared Kushner
White House Investigating Jared Kushner

The loan was lent out in Spring 2017 after the chief executive of the group met Kushner in White House. Despite the letter's claim that an investigation has already begun, a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies told the Wall Street Journal that the firm had not yet received an inquiry from the White House.

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  • Trump Still in Touch With Porter, Wants to Bring Him Back
Trump Still in Touch With Porter, Wants to Bring Him Back

As the Times reports the president is aware he "cannot bring" Porter back to the White House but "misses the staff structure" of which Porter played an internal role. Cohen through the national media for your defamatory statements on 60 Minutes , and make clear that you have no facts or evidence whatsoever to support your allegations that my cli...

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  • Corbyn apologises to Jewish community
Corbyn apologises to Jewish community

Britain's opposition Labour party will on Monday demand that Parliament has the final say on the government's Brexit deal, including an option to send ministers back to the negotiating table rather than leave without an exit agreement. The Labour leader now says he regrets that he "did not look more closely" at the mural before commenting. "I can...

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  • Trump expelling 60 Russian diplomats in wake of United Kingdom nerve agent attack
Trump expelling 60 Russian diplomats in wake of United Kingdom nerve agent attack

Of the 60 Russian diplomats , whom the USA official identified as "Russian spies", 12 were members of the Russian mission to the United Nations and all had seven days to leave the US. The order also shutters the Russian consulate in Seattle, a move motivated by the institution's proximity to a USA naval base. For now, the Russian Foreign Ministry...

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  • Kim Jong-Un Visits China in First Overseas Trip Since Assuming Power
Kim Jong-Un Visits China in First Overseas Trip Since Assuming Power

Social media in Japan, South Korea and China lit up with reports of other portents: extensive train delays in and near Beijing , screens blocking the view of the station in Dandong, the border city where the armored train crossed into China, and stepped-up security starting Monday afternoon on a major Beijing thoroughfare.

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  • Motion reveals Pulse gunman's father was FBI informant
Motion reveals Pulse gunman's father was FBI informant

While rules on discovery change a bit from venue to venue and get quite complicated, in general prosecutors are required to disclose any relationships between their witnesses and law enforcement, especially when it may be material to the case.

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  • Canada Senate Votes to Legalize Marijuana for Those 18+
Canada Senate Votes to Legalize Marijuana for Those 18+

A dispensary was approved in 2014 but did not receive a state license and never opened for business. Updated to March 2018, the guide was created to provide patients and caregivers with a single platform where they can find all the information they may need to gain access to medical cannabis.

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  • Parkland shooting survivor vomits on stage
Parkland shooting survivor vomits on stage

In the rest of the Axios talk, Hogg also pushed back against the right-wing suggestion that, rather than instituting stricter gun control, the United States should have more officers and security in schools-with some even suggesting that we arm teachers with guns.

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  • BSP ties till 2019, BJP's immoral win won't bite, says Mayawati
BSP ties till 2019, BJP's immoral win won't bite, says Mayawati

BJP is also reading between the lines of Mayawati's press conference on Saturday to say she wishes to be the senior partner in the alliance for 2019, as she cited her seniority and maturity to Akhilesh. Ms. Mayawati said, "He [Akhilesh Yadav] should have made every sacrifice to ensure the win of the BSP candidate". Senior Congress leaders such as...

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  • Trump signs trillion dollar spending bill despite veto threat
Trump signs trillion dollar spending bill despite veto threat

A pox on both Houses - and parties", tweeted Sen. White House sources told the Journal that Trump has been behaving more erratically with tweets and comments amid administration chaos in recent weeks. "The spending levels without any offsets are grotesque, throwing all of our children under the bus". The House passed the legislation earli...

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  • Trump says 'many lawyers' want to represent him over Russian Federation claims
Trump says 'many lawyers' want to represent him over Russian Federation claims

The latest development comes one week after Jay Sekulow , one of Trump's other lawyers, said that Joseph diGenova, a Republican and former US attorney who has frequently criticized the Russian Federation investigation in television appearances, was going to represent Trump.

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  • Dreamers feel 'sold out' as Trump signs spending bill
Dreamers feel 'sold out' as Trump signs spending bill

Just days earlier at the White House, the president assured House Speaker Paul Ryan he would sign the bill . As Dara Lind writes at Vox , the "only thing more insulting than using DACA as a fig leaf for a veto threat was the fact that everyone knew he'd back down anyway".

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  • Trump threatens to veto spending Bill just passed
Trump threatens to veto spending Bill just passed

His latest rant involved the Omnibus Spending Bill . Amid calls for bipartisanship, the president has continued to blame Democrats for the impasse on DACA. -Mexico border in the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Republicans control the House, Senate and White House. Finally, in made-for-TV scheduling, Trump took to Twitter again...

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  • Amid spar over harassment of diplomats, Pak envoy returns
Amid spar over harassment of diplomats, Pak envoy returns

A vehicle of the Deputy High Commissioner was aggressively followed by two people in a Toyota auto while the former was going to an embassy. He had gone there for an official meeting with a diplomat, the person said. At a function in Pakistan High Commission here, he said Pakistan has always cherished peaceful and cordial relations with its neigb...

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  • IN TWEETS: Thousands march for tighter US gun laws
IN TWEETS: Thousands march for tighter US gun laws

Stephen James Rushbrook, 47, travelled from the Isle of Wight especially to add his voice to the hundreds of children and adults outside the US Embassy in Nine Elms. The president left Washington on Friday and was at Mar-a-Lago during the March For Our Lives . Afterwards, participants will march to the White House.

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  • Sacramento shooting: How police opened fire on unarmed black man with cellphone
Sacramento shooting: How police opened fire on unarmed black man with cellphone

Demonstrators marched through downtown Sacramento for a tense second day on Friday to protest the death of 22-year-old Stephon Clark at the hands of police. "But that could be more the product of hope than reality", he said , with the officers still in shock and anxious about their own safety. Police said there are no plans for their immediate ...

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  • Senate passes bill to avert third United States govt shutdown this year
Senate passes bill to avert third United States govt shutdown this year

President", taunted Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. "This crisis that the Dreamers face is caused by the decision by President Trump". Twice this year the government was allowed to slip into shutdown. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who spent the afternoon tweeting details found in the 2,200-page bill that was released the night before. " No one has read it . Co...

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  • Trump defends call to Putin, White House hunts for leaker
Trump defends call to Putin, White House hunts for leaker

The White House says discipline and dialogue can co-exist, saying the U.S.is being tough on Russian Federation and the recent sanctions prove that, but the countries can and should continue to have conversations about other things. Another big move from Donald Trump who is hiring attorney Joe diGenova, who has voiced the theory the president was ...

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  • Students participate in World Down Syndrome Day
Students participate in World Down Syndrome Day

Mums who were part of the Facebook group " Designer Genes ", who all had a child with Down's syndrome born in 2013/14, were inspired by a Singing Hands Carpool Karaoke video signed with Makaton, a simplified form of British Sign Language which is created to help hearing people with learning or communication difficulties using signs alongsi...

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  • Maryland school shooting victim has died
Maryland school shooting victim has died

Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said during a press conference held on Tuesday. A Maryland man was charged in 2016 after he was accused of confronting Gaskill with a gun at an apartment in an incident captured on body camera video. The high school is closed for the rest of the week and will reopen after spring break on April 2. Authorities ha...

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  • Trump Loses Bid To Dismiss Accuser's Defamation Lawsuit
Trump Loses Bid To Dismiss Accuser's Defamation Lawsuit

Besides arguing the president could not be sued in state court under the Supremacy Clause, Mr. Trump's lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, had argued that Mr. Zervos remained quiet about the attacks but made a decision to break her silence about the attacks in October 2016, in the weeks leading up to the presidential election, after the release of the " ...

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  • Trump appears closer to terminating Iran deal: ex-Saudi envoy
Trump appears closer to terminating Iran deal: ex-Saudi envoy

Trump's comments marked a second day of tough rhetoric toward Iran - Saudi Arabia's regional archrival. "Do you want that to happen?" the German leader was quoted as asking Netanyahu, who has urged U.S. The Trump administration has reportedly aided the Saudis in expanding their peaceful nuclear energy program. Hook said he requested and held a ...

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  • Police hold Sarkozy over claims he took €50m from Gaddafi
Police hold Sarkozy over claims he took €50m from Gaddafi

French judicial procedure allows for investigators to hold a person for questioning for up to 48 hours, after which the magistrates must say whether they have grounds for turning a preliminary inquiry into a full investigation. Thirty-eight thousand euros - which for a campaign that cost 21 million euros represents 0.0018 percent: "This is a very f...

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  • Peru Prosecutors Seek Travel Ban for Outgoing President Kuczynski
Peru Prosecutors Seek Travel Ban for Outgoing President Kuczynski

Vice President Martin Vizcarra, who is now serving as Peru's ambassador to Canada, is likely to replace Kuczynski to avoid early elections at a time of widespread voter discontent with political parties. Popular Force is led by Keiko Fujimori, daughter of disgraced former President Alberto Fujimori and Kuczynskis rival in the 2016 election. Those...

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  • MS law bans abortions past 15 weeks gestation
MS law bans abortions past 15 weeks gestation

The owner of the state's only abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, filed suit immediately after Bryant signed the bill, claiming it is unconstitutional. House Speaker Philip Gunn was present when Bryant signed the bill into law. "It is in states like MS where the greatest progress toward righting it is being made", she added.

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