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Congress MLAs suspended for 3 years

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However, Speaker Rajendra Trivedi, who suspended the opposition MLAs in the first half, revoked the suspension in the second half after the Congress chief whip, Amit Chavda, tendered an apology on behalf of his party colleagues. A verbal duel between some legislators from BJP and Congress ensued and suddenly Congress legislator Pratap Dudhat was seen rushing towards BJP's Jagdish Panchal with a microphone, which he then hurled at Panchal, missing him narrowly. Read More »

House approves bill to improve school safety

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The bill authorizes $50 million per year for grants administered by the Department of Justice to fund training and other initiatives meant to enhance school safety, and $25 million annually for physical improvements such as metal detectors, stronger locks, and emergency notification and response technologies for schools to notify law enforcement of emergencies. Read More »

Australia considers fast-tracking visas for 'persecuted' white South African farmers

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According to AfriForum there were more than 400 attacks on white farmers a year ago alone. Past year the October 30th #BlackMonday protests were organised after civil rights group AfriForum released figures claiming the murder rate for South African farmers was 156 per 100,000 - putting it well above the already high national average and making farming arguably the most unsafe occupation in the world outside a warzone. Read More »

Search for pilot after Navy jet crashes off Key West

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Eastern time. It crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway. Wilson said she can still see the wreckage of the plane upside down in the water. "It was like something out of a movie". The Associated Press reports the pilots are based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach. The jet belonged to the fighter squadron VFA-213, based near Norfolk, VA, according to CBS. Read More »

Britain First defies ban on Facebook

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At the sentencing, the prosector told the court: "These defendants were not merely exercising their right to free speech but were instead aiming religiously aggravated abuse at innocent members of the public". In a blog post, Facebook said it had warned the group about its posts to no effect, and that the ban was not a decision it took "lightly". Facebook has taken down the official home page of the far-right group Britain First along with the pages of its two leaders because they ... Read More »

Partly sunny, high near 34 — TODAY'S FORECAST

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Thursday night: A chance of showers before 8 p.m. Tuesday night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. North wind around 5 miles per hour. Northwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. We stay on the breezy side Friday as colder air settles back in, with highs in the mid-40s under partly to mostly sunny skies, followed by chilly Friday night lows in the 20s. Read More »

Oklahoma uses nitrogen gas for execution

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Attorney General Hunter says the new procedure is the best way for the state to move forward with executions and ensure justice is met for victims of heinous crimes, and Corrections Director Allbaugh says his agency is now studying inert gas inhalation and is working to develop a protocol and procedure to carry out future executions. Read More »

U.S. tariff exemptions no 'magical favour' for Canada, Trudeau says

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Sean Donnelly also says Canada's government must put resources in place to ensure that cheap steel is not diverted into Canada following Pres. Trump's decision to impose a 25% tariff on steel imports. Trudeau told another steel worker today that "there's a whole bunch of different reasons" why he's confident Canada won't end up being hit by the new tariffs. Read More »

Pakistan, India trade barbs over 'harassment of diplomats'

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After the latest incidents, the Pakistani High Commission has once again taken up the matter with the Indian government. The children on their way to a British school when they were allegedly harassed and blocked by Indian officials. "We have noticed a surge in the last one year", said an Indian foreign ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Since the Indian side felt that this was done by Pakistan's security agencies, the Pakistan deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah's ... Read More »

Snow warning amid threat from 'Beast from the East Two'

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In some places, frosts are forecast to be severe and there is a chance the snow could spread to central, eastern and southern parts of the UK. There has been talk of snow as well, and at this stage Sunday is the most likely day for snow showers. Read More »

The 20 happiest countries on the planet

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Norway , last year's victor, came in second place in the 2018 report . The six variables that the report considers are: GDP per capita; healthy
years of life expectancy; social support (as measured by having someone to count on in times
of trouble); trust (as measured by a perceived absence of corruption in government and
business); perceived freedom to make life decisions; and generosity (as measured by recent donations). Read More »

Cured Chef Named Beard's Best of the Southwest Nominee

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In addition to the "Best Chef: Midwest" shutout, neither St. Louis restaurant that was a semifinalist in a national category - Vicia for " Best New Restaurant " and Tony's for " Outstanding Service " - made the final cut. Also in this year's Beard Award competition, Kelly Fields of Willa Jean is a finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef. The Deep Run resident, who hosts "A Chef's Life" on PBS, received a nomination for Outstanding Personality/Host and another for Video Webcast. Read More »

Vectren Energy selects First Solar to build 50-MW Indiana array

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As a result, the grid is supplied with clean, renewable energy while subscribers get credit on their electric bills. The rise in corporate funding in 2017 was driven by large private equity deals. "Auction activity was not very robust in 2017 and though there was a surge in activity at the end of the year, most of the projects that were tendered are not likely to be commissioned until 2019". Read More »

Sessions mulling firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe before he retires

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McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's criticism even before the election, has been on leave from the Federal Bureau of Investigation since stepping down in January from his deputy director position. McCabe did not return an Associated Press reporter's call seeking comment. "How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe , the man in charge, along with leakin' James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given ... Read More »

Meghan McCain calls Clinton family 'virus' in Democratic politics

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On the same India trip, Hillary Clinton suggested that the states that voter for her were more economically advanced than those that voted for President Trump . Democrats are angry that Hillary Clinton continues to discuss what went wrong during the 2016 presidential election against President Trump. 'That's a lot of states , ' the ex-aide added. Read More »

India Is Committed To Eliminating TB By 2025, Says PM

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The PM's announcement today makes the advanced target for TB elimination official. He said the government was doing "massive work" to ensure that active TB cases are identified at the right time and the right medicines are given. The prime minister said his government's thrust had been on technology and innovation in this field to better the drugs, diagnosis and treatment of the disease, and to boost research, India the TB Research Consortium was also set up. Read More »

United States northeast braces for third powerful storm in two weeks

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The rest of New England was under a winter storm warning, and a winter weather advisory blanketed most of NY and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina. "We've had storms in '16 and '17 and a couple this year, but it seems like this one is gonna be a big one". The officer behind the wheel drives up to the fallen tree to show it stretching across Bournedale Road. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Signals Commitment to Oil-Production Cuts

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The Energy Department releases its USA inventories data later this morning. Oil demand will be supported by the strong economy, OPEC said, but warned that "the most recent trade-related developments may provide challenges to the growth momentum as global trade has been an important factor contributing to the world economy". Read More »