• George Washington / Presidents Day 2018: What's Closed
George Washington / Presidents Day 2018: What's Closed

President's Day is popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all USA presidents, past and present. In 1971, that was made to happen for four of the nine federal holidays. New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont and Washington observe it as "Presidents" Day' - paying homage to both Washington and L...

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  • Syria: At least 100 civilians killed in government strikes on Eastern Ghouta
Syria: At least 100 civilians killed in government strikes on Eastern Ghouta

Pro-government airstrikes and shelling killed at least 43 civilians and injured more than 300 others in a handful of towns within the East Ghouta enclave by Monday afternoon, the Civil Defense reported via Facebook. The anticipated attack hasn't started, but the shelling and airstrikes are the preludes to the attack, amid heavy mortar attacks b...

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  • Israel strikes multiple targets in Gaza; Rocket hits Israeli home
Israel strikes multiple targets in Gaza; Rocket hits Israeli home

Reuters and the Associated Press said that four Israeli troops had been wounded in the blast, while Lebanon's Arabic-language al-Manar television network reported that one Israeli trooper had been killed and two others sustained serious injuries in the explosion.

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  • Quake shakes parts of UK
Quake shakes parts of UK

The British Geographical Survey has been investigating the incident and reported the magnitude at 4.4 with a depth of 7.4km. A 4. 4 magnitude quake shook Wales on Saturday afternoon, according to the British Geological Survey. South West Police called it a "minor" tremor and said there was no need for people to contact them "unless you have some...

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  • India bags lease contract on Chahbahar port among 9 pacts with Iran
India bags lease contract on Chahbahar port among 9 pacts with Iran

In a joint statement issued by the two countries here at the end of deliberations, both sides while recognising the challenges of terrorism, also expressed the need to identify and address conditions conducive to terrorism as well as extremist ideologies.

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  • Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' for South Africa
Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' for South Africa

Influential ANC leaders who had been in exile successfully pushed one of their own, Thabo Mbeki, to succeed Mandela. During that time, Zuma faced a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from the ANC, earning him the moniker of the "Teflon president".

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  • USA special forces 'operating illegally in Syria', Sergey Lavrov tells euronews
USA special forces 'operating illegally in Syria', Sergey Lavrov tells euronews

Mr Cavusoglu said Turkey would be able to take joint steps with the United States in Syria once the YPG left the vicinity of Manbij. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a meeting at the presidential complex in Ankara on Thursday (Friday in Manila).

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  • Missing woman found murdered and her body stuffed into wardrobe
Missing woman found murdered and her body stuffed into wardrobe

THE man who leaped from the back window of the three-storey building where Joanne Lee's body was discovered is recovering from his injuries. "She was never any trouble, nothing from her, she was just.aw God, I'm so upset, I can't speak". Just devastated. She'd been missing for a couple of days. Gardai believe a man, injured following the disc...

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  • Pakistan will pay for this misadventure
Pakistan will pay for this misadventure

Defence Minister, NirmalaSitharaman, yesterday said Pakistan will "pay" for its role in the attacks and alleged that militants involved in attack on army camp in Jammu were in contact with their handlers in Pakistan. She also warned that Pakistan "will have to pay for this misadventure". Dastgir said India has failed to deliver justice fo...

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  • Trump Loses Another Appeals Court Ruling on His Travel Ban
Trump Loses Another Appeals Court Ruling on His Travel Ban

Today's Fourth Circuit decision follows one by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which ruled against the latest ban on statutory grounds on December 22, and a decision the next day by a U.S. As in its previous ruling on the matter, Gregory said the proclamation leaves "reasonable observers" with the impression that the government's...

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  • Republicans Overtake Democrats Heading Into Midterms
Republicans Overtake Democrats Heading Into Midterms

I agree with Mr. Stuermer that much of this is political posturing by elected officials, in order to appear strong in the eyes of their constituents. "People are fed up with what is happening up here". I just don't know the answer to that. "The fake news is going to watch you". It's unknown if Mueller's investigation will conclude before November...

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  • Barnaby Joyce says Malcolm Turnbull's comments were 'inept' and 'damaging'
Barnaby Joyce says Malcolm Turnbull's comments were 'inept' and 'damaging'

When some Australian members of Parliament floated such a plan after the initial Joyce revelations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop commented , "the Government has no business interfering into people's personal lives and we wouldn't want to cross the line" ― but by Thursday, Turnbull had seemingly come around to the concept when he said he would...

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  • United States and Turkey look to mend ties as Syria tension grows
United States and Turkey look to mend ties as Syria tension grows

Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels, Mattis said his talks with his Turkish counterpart were open and honest, but acknowledged the differences. and the EU. But Syria is not the only cause of strained ties between Washington and Ankara. During the meeting, the US side expressed c...

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  • Bill And Melinda Gates Are Not Happy About Trump's Budget Proposal
Bill And Melinda Gates Are Not Happy About Trump's Budget Proposal

It's not the same in philanthropy. They're answering questions from their foundation's critics. And it means we need to hire well, consult experts, learn constantly and seek out different viewpoints. According to Melinda Gates , "We do the work because it's our life". Melinda agreed, and said that the passion the two feel for their actions thr...

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  • Teen with handgun arrested at Flower Mound school after classmates alert adult
Teen with handgun arrested at Flower Mound school after classmates alert adult

Weapons of any type are not permitted on or near school property. In light of the incidents in Florida and at Lanier High School, Martin encouraged parents, faculty and students to continue bringing concerns to administrators and thanked the people who provided the tip Thursday.

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  • US President Donald Trump: Not Sure If Israel Wants Peace
US President Donald Trump: Not Sure If Israel Wants Peace

According to WAFA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Cairo on Monday, and told him the U.S. should "revive negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis ". Last month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov remarked that the chances of Israel and Palestine resuming direct talks were " close to...

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"Numbskulls!" --NASA: The Trump administration Wants to Privatize the International Space Station

In his 2019 budget for the US government, Trump on February 12 proposed to end NASA funding for the space station by 2025. The proposal also calls for spending $150 million in 2019 to "encourage commercial development" and tee up companies to take over.

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  • German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt
German Social Democrats shake up leadership, focus on govt

On Tuesday, Schulz said he hoped his decision to resign would result in party members focusing on the coalition treaty rather than personnel issues. Under the prevailing statues of the SPD , the party's parliamentary vice-presidents are designated to take charge in the vacant period between the departure of an old and inauguration of a new party...

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  • Minnie Driver quits Oxfam role over charity sex scandal
Minnie Driver quits Oxfam role over charity sex scandal

The British actress said she had supported Oxfam for 20 years, adding: "I certainly will not let the abhorrent mistakes of a troubling organisation stop me or anyone else from working with good people in this space to support a population of human beings around the world that needs our help".

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  • Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30
Manhattan Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2016 Blast Injuring 30

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghan-born immigrant who worked quietly behind the counter of his family's fast-food restaurant before building and planting the bomb that exploded in Manhattan in 2016, was sentenced on Tuesday to two life terms in prison.

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  • Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled
Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits unveiled

The paintings were revealed Monday at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. Kennicott: I think it does look like Mrs. Obama, though the rendering is not quite as photographically precise as Kehinde Wiley's painting of the former President .

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  • NCAA Tournament Selection Committee Reveals Top 16 Teams of Current Bracket
NCAA Tournament Selection Committee Reveals Top 16 Teams of Current Bracket

This obviously doesn't mean that Auburn will still be a 2 seed in a month, but when the selection committee unveiled a top 16 a year ago, 15 of 16 teams were the same when the real bracket came out. Purdue, despite losing both of its games last week, is No. 1 in the West Region with Kansas, North Carolina and Arizona in Los Angeles. "It wouldn't ...

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  • Oxfam scandal widens as other abuse cases revealed
Oxfam scandal widens as other abuse cases revealed

Britain has warned Oxfam that it may lose government funding if the anti-poverty charity doesn't hand over all the information it has about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti by some of its aid workers. "As a direct result of the stories in The Times , staff members have come forward with concerns about how staff were recruited and vetted in t...

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  • Egypt military says it killed 16 jihadists in Sinai
Egypt military says it killed 16 jihadists in Sinai

The security operation launched on Friday involves troops from the Egyptian air force, navy and army as well as the police and border guards. They added that the dead bodies of the 10 militants have been moved to a hospital in nearby Ismailia province.

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  • Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore
Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

Ms. Jehangir was a pioneer for women's rights in Pakistan , founding the country's first all-female law firm with her sister Hina Jilani in 1987. "We are waiting for our relatives to return to Lahore ", her daughter Munizae Jahangir said in a tweet.

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