• Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet joins 2020 presidential race
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet joins 2020 presidential race

Now, following a successful surgery, Bennet is officially resuming efforts to win his party's nomination to try to defeat President Trump next year. After his 25-minute monologue, Bennet's name was added to the lengthy list of Democratic candidates reportedly musing on a 2020 bid.

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  • Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case freed
Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case freed

According to ANI news reports , Doan Thi Huong was released from a Malaysian jail on today morning, convict's lawyer stated. Her lawyer says she will return to Vietnam later in the day. Vietnam then stepped up pressure for Huong's murder charge to be dropped and at the start of April, prosecutors offered her the lesser charge, paving the way for he...

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  • Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years
Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years

This gas station in the town of Puri bore the brunt of Cyclone Fani's onslaught. Gouranga Malick, 48, was solemnly picking up bricks after the small two-room house he shared with his six-strong family collapsed, its roof blown away.

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  • Three workers missing after Chicago-area plant explosion
Three workers missing after Chicago-area plant explosion

Authorities have recovered the body of one person following an explosion and fire at an IL factory. Two others are missing and presumed dead. According to CNN , Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi confirmed that everyone affected was an employee working at the time.

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  • More churches could face attack, says Sri Lankan cardinal
More churches could face attack, says Sri Lankan cardinal

Sri Lanka's Catholic cardinal says that he has received "foreign information" that attempts would be made this week to attack a church and another Catholic institution. About 50 children were among the dead. Armed guards have been stationed outside hotels, churches, Buddhist temples and mosques across the country since the attacks.

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  • Explainer: What to watch for - Thailand's Brahmin and Buddhist coronation rituals
Explainer: What to watch for - Thailand's Brahmin and Buddhist coronation rituals

The coronation rites include a purification bathing rite in which the King will take a ceremonial bath with a shower of consecrated water, the royal anointment ceremony in which the King is anointed with coronation water, and a ceremony in which the King is presented with the royal regalia which symbolise the kingship of a monarch who completes the...

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  • Gaza militants fire 90 rockets into Israel
Gaza militants fire 90 rockets into Israel

Gaza militants on Saturday fired a barrage of dozens of rockets at Israel, which responded with strikes that killed a Palestinian, officials said, as a fragile ceasefire again faltered. For over a year, the Islamic group has orchestrated mass demonstrations each week along the Israeli frontier to draw attention to Gaza's plight. The shootings co...

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  • Cyclone Fani Hits West Bengal Triggering Heavy Rainfall, Uprooting Trees
Cyclone Fani Hits West Bengal Triggering Heavy Rainfall, Uprooting Trees

Storm surge has already flooded dozens of villages, affecting thousands of people in along the coast in Patuakhali and Bagerhat districts after dams collapsed or were breached at different points. Fani also slammed Bangladesh, including the coastal district, where about a million Rohingya from Burma live in camps, ABC reported. More than 600 preg...

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  • Florida passes measure to ban 'sanctuary cities'
Florida passes measure to ban 'sanctuary cities'

Chuck Brannan, who is also a retired law enforcement officer. The many logical arguments against guns in the classroom having now been officially rejected by Republicans, the party in control of our Legislature, so it would serve no useful objective to repeat them here.

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  • North Korean first vice foreign minister condemns Pompeo for
North Korean first vice foreign minister condemns Pompeo for "dangerous" remarks

Last week, North Korea accused White House National Security Advisor John Bolton of not understanding the intentions of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. "If the United States fails to re-establish its position within the timeline we gave, it will see truly undesired consequences". He noted that the North's moratorium on...

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  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern engaged to long-time partner
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern engaged to long-time partner

Ms Ardern, 38, and longtime partner Clarke Gayford , 41, became engaged while on holiday in the North Island over the Easter break, a spokesman for her office confirmed on Friday. After a gunman killed 51 worshippers at two mosques, she successfully helped introduce new gun restrictions across the country. Earlier this year, a BBC interviewe...

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  • Graham asks Mueller if he wants to refute Barr testimony about call
Graham asks Mueller if he wants to refute Barr testimony about call

Barr's demands, but said there may be a middle ground. "If anybody else did that", Pelosi said, referring to Barr's testimony in a press conference on Thursday, "it would be considered a crime". As The Hill noted, tensions were high between members of both parties during Barr's Wednesday hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mueller'...

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  • Large jet skids into a river in Florida with 142 on board
Large jet skids into a river in Florida with 142 on board

The incident happened at 9:40 PM on Friday when the Miami Air International plane skidded off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida and into the St. An airplane with over 100 passengers has gone off a runway and into the St. Johns River near the NAS Jax airport. The crash was most likely caused by heavy thunderstorms in the area...

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  • North Korea has fired several short range missiles, South Korea says
North Korea has fired several short range missiles, South Korea says

The South Korean and USA military are gathering detailed information about the launch . Several short-range projectiles were fired, which flew for between 70km and 200km, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, as quoted by South Korea's Yonhap news agency .

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  • Trump and Putin spoke by phone, discussed Mueller report
Trump and Putin spoke by phone, discussed Mueller report

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the president was "making clear that the United States stand with the people of Venezuela ". Trump and Putin also discussed North Korea and Pyongyang's talks with the USA over giving up its nuclear weapons. It was, Sanders said, a "positive" conversation.

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  • Mike Pompeo calls Ilhan Omar's comments on Venezuela 'disgusting'
Mike Pompeo calls Ilhan Omar's comments on Venezuela 'disgusting'

Guaido has suggested a general strike as the next step to pressure Maduro, while US officials have said more sanctions are coming to choke off cash flow to Venezuela's government. The US has already imposed sanctions on the state-run oil company PDVSA, an important lifeline for the government. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed back at Rep...

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  • Trump to retain right to invoke privilege
Trump to retain right to invoke privilege

In the lengthy piece, Schiff argued Barr helped President Trump mislead the country, undermined the public's confidence in the Department of Justice , and set a precedent for the president to end the 15 investigations into his behavior.

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  • Trump on McGahn Testifying Before Congress: 'It's Done'
Trump on McGahn Testifying Before Congress: 'It's Done'

But asked Wednesday by The Associated Press about some Democrats saying impeachment was the best way to reduce White House resistance, Pelosi said, "The threat of impeachment is always there". Lawmakers are concentrated on exploring problems raised in counsel Robert Mueller's report. Democratic members of the committee had fun with the spectacl...

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  • Top Democrat threatens to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt
Top Democrat threatens to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt

Today, Barr was scheduled to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee and rather than face another day getting raked over the congressional coals, he simply chose not to show up. Thursday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the hearing "a pretty pathetic moment for the chairman of that committee". Yet Barr, who ...

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  • Man Rescued After Falling 60 Feet Down Caldera
Man Rescued After Falling 60 Feet Down Caldera

A man miraculously survived a plunge into Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano after he lost his footing along a 300-foot cliff, according to reports. A visitor to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park climbed past the metal railing, lost his footing and fell into the Kilauea volcano caldera, according to Ben Hayes, spokesperson with the National Park Servic...

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