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Men's tennis splits weekend matches, women fall again

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Silvia Ambrosio (PU), 6-0, 6-2 No. 2 - Brienne Minor (U-M) d. However, it was the No. 2 doubles team of junior Audrey Berger and sophomore Rebecca Herrington that clinched the point with a 7-6 (5) victory. Jones rounded out the results with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 win at the No. 5 spot against Orfanos. Sophomore Camilla Abbate leads Baylor with 13 singles wins in the dual match season. Read More »

Jimmy Carter: Hiring Bolton 'One of the Worst Mistakes' by Trump

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Tillerson's exit also forecast trouble for McMaster, who had aligned himself with the embattled secretary of state in seeking to soften some of Trump's most dramatic foreign policy impulses. " Bolton can and will clean house", one former White House official told Foreign Policy , while another source said "he is going to remove nearly all the political [appointees] McMaster brought in". Read More »

Five local voices from "March for Our Lives"

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The most compelling moment at March for Our Lives - the biggest gun-control protest in a generation - was thanks to an 11-year-old girl from Virginia called Naomi Wadler . Instead of being afraid of being a snitch, Sweeney said, people should feel encouraged to let someone know when a problem, comment or behavior needs to be addressed. Read More »

China, Hong Kong stocks rise as trade tensions ease

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In a letter to Liu He sent by the two Americans last week, the administration of Donald Trump points out specific demands that include a reduction in Chinese tariffs on USA cars, higher U.S. China's ministry of commerce accused the U.S. of "creating a serious precedent" and imposed sanctions on United States goods worth 3 billion Dollars, including fruit, pork, recycled aluminum and steel pipes, and the ministry said these measures were a direct response to new USA tariffs Chinese steel and ... Read More »

Shanghai oil futures off to robust start on 2nd day

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China has launched yuan-dominated crude oil futures , a major step in Beijing's years-long push to win greater sway over oil pricing. Meanwhile, Bloomberg pointed out that Anglo-Swiss Glencore Plc and Swiss-based Trafigura Group commodity trading companies executed crude deals on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange platform along with other foreign companies, indicating their interest in China's oil futures. Read More »

BJP IT cell chief's poll schedule tweet triggers uproar

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He was quoted saying by ANI: "Amit Malviya's tweet was based on a TV channel's source". The elections are likely to be a three-way fight between Congress , BJP and JDS. He said that the poll panel would not hesitate to take the strictest possible action against those found to be responsible for the leak. To a question on whether the Commission would announce new dates if it is found that there has been a leak of the election schedule, Rawat chose to remain non-committal, saying, "One ... Read More »

Here's How You Know Ada Vox, The 'American Idol' Drag Queen

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The show, which is now being shot in the USA, will soon be making its Indian television premiere on Zee Cafe. She said singing in front of the judges was terrifying. When Perry expressed concerns that she would not take the competition seriously, Vox reassured her that she was in it to win it. Katy loved the sound of her smokey and raspy tone, but she also pointed out there was power behind her unique voice. Read More »

Driver left injured man upside down for urinating in ambulance. He died

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A video footage, reportedly shot by some bystanders at the medical college, showed the injured man lying upside down on the stretcher from the ambulance. The arrested driver was released on bail from police station itself. According to eyewitnesses, the ambulance driver was angry as the man in a critical condition urinated and defecated inside the ambulance. Read More »

Caged Miguna Miguna will not apply for Kenyan citizenship - Otiende Amollo

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On Tuesday, officials from the Immigration Department presented application forms to Dr Miguna to fill for processing in order to "regularise" his "citizenship status". "We have not denied him (entry), we just need him to follow the process like everybody else", Interior Ministry spokesperson Mwenda Njoka told Reuters via phone. Read More »

Agriculture producers concerned over new tariffs

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China is not afraid to fight a trade war. It will include an additional 15 per cent tariff on products including fruit, nuts, wines and seamless steel tubes and an additional 25 per cent tariff on pork and recycled aluminium products. A bitter territorial feud between China and several southeast Asian countries has given rise to simmering military tensions in the region in recent years. Read More »

Heroic police officer Arnaud Beltrame honoured in special Sunday service

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The two met in 2016 and were set to be married in June. Father Jean-Baptiste said the couple had spent some 30 hours preparing for their marriage ceremony. Several hundred investigators devoted to the inquiry were still checking the claim and looking into possible help Lakdim could have received, Macron's office said. Read More »

French Holocaust survivor, 85, dies in 'antisemitic attack'

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A year ago another elderly woman named Sarah Halimi was murdered by a Muslim man who beat her and then threw her out of a 3rd story window. Reacting on Twitter President Emmanuel Macron condemned the "dreadful" killing and reiterated his determination to fighting anti-Semitism. Read More »

Third front alliance: Mamata Banerjee to meet dissident BJP leaders tomorrow

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Banerjee was speaking at a press conference organized post her meeting with members of the opposition parties amidst speculations that she is trying to cobble together an anti-BJP front for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. "Let her recover. I do not want to disturb her". "When political people meet, they will discuss politics of course". Violence during Ram Navami processions In the violence that unfolded on Sunday, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh brandished a sword in West Midnapore rally ... Read More »

Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller dies at 86

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Barnes appointed him to the Senate after Republican Sen. Paul Coverdell, a Republican, died unexpectedly. Among Zell's survivors are his wife Shirley Carver Miller, to whom he was married for 64 years. Immediately following the service, Miller and his family will be taken to McDonald & Son Funeral Home and Crematory for a final private viewing. They also agreed Miller's legacy will be creation of Georgia's HOPE scholarship which has given thousands of high school students the needed ... Read More »

India should have learnt lessons from Doklam: China

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Trade ministers and senior officials of India and China would conscious upon ways to boost two-way commerce and reduce trade deficit in the Joint Economic Group (JEG) meeting here today. "Therefore, we oppose it", he said. Both China and India are re-emerging on the global stage and becoming very important players, Bambawale said. "As far as India is concerned, India does not look upon China as a rival or a competitor". Read More »

Erdogan Says Operations Begin in Iraq's Sinjar Region

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday insisted Turkey still wanted to become a member of the European Union ahead of a potentially stormy summit with EU chiefs seeking to fix an increasingly fractured relationship. So far this incentive has not been realised and Erdogan is expected to press this point strongly in the talks. Erdogan also addressed the issue of Cyprus. Read More »

Russian Shopping Mall Blaze Kills Dozens in Siberian City

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Six of the bodies have not yet been recovered. Anna Kuznetsova, Russia's children's rights commissioner, said the fire had been caused by incompetence and warned there were many similar shopping centres. Kemerovo residents said the mall was packed with children and their parents. Ms Zarechneva said her husband stayed upstairs trying to help arrange the evacuation, because the mall's security and staff were nowhere to be seen. Read More »

United Nations chief condoles death of 64 people in Russian mall fire

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They're holding them on suspicion of negligence. "The fire exits were blocked", Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman for the committee, said in a statement. Kemerovo , a coal-mining centre in Siberia, is located 3,600 km (2,200 miles) east of Moscow . Eleven people were being treated in hospital including an 11-year-old boy who was in a serious and traumatised condition after leaping from a fourth floor window at Winter Cherry to escape the fire. Read More »

Trans military ban ignored by reporters, White House at briefing

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Referencing the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels , AP's Zeke Miller asked, "Can you state categorically that the president, campaign and the Trump Organization did not violate federal law, specifically election law, regarding that payment?" Cohen admitted he paid Daniels with his own money days before the 2016 presidential election to keep her silent on her claims that she and Trump had a sexual encounter in 2006. Read More »

Linda Brown, Girl In Landmark Segregation Case, Dies Aged 76

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Linda Brown was born on February 20, 1943, in Topeka to Leola and Oliver Brown . Smith was a 3rd grader when her father started a class-action suit in 1951 of the Brown v. He attempted to enroll her in Sumner Elementary School in 1951. He says the effect she had "on our society would be unbelievable and insurmountable". Read More »

Suspicious Packages Turn Up at DC Military Installations

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The suspicious materials were picked up on security scans and the package has been rendered harmless. "The FBI responded to multiple government facilities today for the reports of suspicious packages". All the suspicious-package incidents that had been reported throughout Monday morning and afternoon had ended with no injuries. One contained a circuit board and a vial filled with an unidentified liquid. Read More »

US steps up threat to quit UN human rights council

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The government said it will continue efforts with the global community to effectively improve North Korea's human rights situation. The country also abstained on the resolution on settlements. According to a person involved in Sri Lanka's engagement with the UNHRC over the last several years, "it was a foregone conclusion that we would have been hammered with economic sanctions, and that members of the armed forces may have been tried in absentia for alleged war crimes in foreign courts, ... Read More »

McConnell Moves to Legalize Hemp as Agricultural Product

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Hemp, which has been cultivated for thousands of years, is a resilient and nutrient-rich plant that contributes to the health of the soil and grows well in drought-prone climates. "Leader McConnell is the number one champion of the hemp industry", said GenCanna™ CEO Matty Mangone Miranda, "With his support we have been able to create almost 100 jobs and have invested tens of millions of dollars into Kentucky's people and economy". Read More »

A lot of rain plus severe weather chances

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Along with the chance of rain, this week also calls for cooler temperatures. "Some storms could drop hail over 2" in diameter and bring wind gusts over 70 miles per hour. Then on Tuesday morning our next cold front will transverse the region, bringing more rain potential but at this time less of a severe weather threat. Read More »