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Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

Bannon was reportedly removed from the National Security Council, with a number of reasons being cited by news outlets as the reason for him being removed . And now Kushner has a prime seat at the president's table. And they sought to diminish Bannon, claiming that his internal policy think tank - the Strategic Initiatives Group - never got off the ground and would have been irrelevant even if it had existed. Read More

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Hatch may cede to Romney on Utah Senate seat

Hatch may cede to Romney on Utah Senate seat

Hatch made headlines last week when he told National Journal said that he would consider retirement if "a really outstanding person" were to run - someone like Romney would be "perfect". Utah's senior Republican senator, first elected in 1976, hasn't been definitive about his intentions yet. Nevertheless, sources close to Romney have said that he is strongly considering a bid, and has already held conversations with both Hatch and House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about his future ... Read More

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Strong thunderstorms, river flooding possible with 2 inches of rain Thursday

Strong thunderstorms, river flooding possible with 2 inches of rain Thursday

If you have errands to run this evening, be very careful. Weather conditions will settle down after 9pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. After a dry spring season previous year, this spring is off to a wet start. The highs will be in the 50s. Breezy weather continues after the rain on Wednesday with a mostly cloudy sky and highs only in the middle 50s. Read More

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Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut US victories

Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut US victories

Islamic State overran about a third of Iraq in 2014, benefiting from the Sunni-Shi'ite rift that weakened the army. At a joint press conference with Antonio Guterres, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi forces were doing their "utmost" to protect civilians in the fight against IS and accused the extremists of intentionally putting civilians in harm's way while also "intensifying their propaganda machine to spread rumours". Read More

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Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea

The United States has an "ironclad" alliance with South Korea and has stationed thousands of troops there since the end of the Korean War. Can the U.S. "The meeting next week with China will be a very hard one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits ... and job losses". But there have also been signs of restraint from the administration going into the meeting. Read More

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Congress declares 140 candidates for Delhi civic polls

Congress declares 140 candidates for Delhi civic polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which is yet to declare its candidates, had announced that it would not give tickets to any of the sitting councillors. Among them was Rubina, whose name figured in the final list which came out today. Chacko is in charge of the Congress unit in Delhi. There is a total of 272 wards in the three municipal corporations in the city, including 104 each in South and North Delhi municipal corporations and 64 in the East Delhi municipal corporation. Read More

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Hot day in Delhi

Hot day in Delhi

The night temperature in the city was 12.2 degrees Celsius against yesterday's 8.5 degrees Celsius which is also six degrees above the normal. Image: Young girls cover their faces to protect themselves from scorching heat on a hot day in New Delhi on Sunday. Read More

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Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Money

Congress Lets States Block Some Planned Parenthood Money

If the Trump administration succeeds in overturning the rule, then Republican state legislatures will likely target other money that goes to abortion providers, which could lead to closures. Senate voted March 30 to let states cut off funds for Planned Parenthood . Does Trump administration even realize the devastating affect their personal vendetta against Planned Parenthood would have on American women? "A final vote on getting rid of the Obama-era rule could happen as early as ... Read More

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Terror threat behind electronic travel ban revealed

Terror threat behind electronic travel ban revealed

As the affected airports include the world's busiest global hub of Dubai worldwide Airport, U.S. -bound passengers from Asia transiting through these airports will also be affected. EgyptAir, Egypt's flag carrier, is included in the USA electronic ban decision, along with Royal Jordanian , Turkish airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways (Emirati airline), Royal Air Maroc, Kuwait Airways and Qatar Airways. Read More

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Commander says US may have played role in Mosul deaths

Commander says US may have played role in Mosul deaths

Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told lawmakers Wednesday at a House Armed Services Committee meeting that Islamic State fighters have evolved their tactics in the densely urban terrain. "There are teams going into the Old City since yesterday", said Rapid Response official Abd al-Amir. At times the military will decide to wait rather than execute an immediate strike. Read More

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Malaysia releases Kim Jong-nam's body to North Korea

Malaysia releases Kim Jong-nam's body to North Korea

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the nine Malaysians barred from leaving North Korea had been allowed to board a plane out, adding on Twitter that they were expected to reach Kuala Lumpur at 5 a.m. The post Kim body to be sent to North Korea, Malaysians freed appeared first on The Independent Uganda:. "I have instructed for all possible measures to be taken to bring those responsible for this murder to justice". Read More

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