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Mayor bans straights, impeached in MI town

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A man who paid to become mayor of a small U.S. town for a day used his newfound power to issue a ban on straight people as a statement on president Donald Trump's Muslim ban . "Reparative therapy" to find one's gay side was also to be strongly encouraged. Daniel, who previously authored a 21-page piece of Cheeto-charged gay erotica about Trump getting a special type of room service titled "Trump Temptation: The Billionaire and The Bellboy", bought the temporary title of Mayor for $100. Read More »

Census shows 73% of Donegal commuters travel to work by auto

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Nearly 200,000 commuters (one in 10) spent an hour or more commuting to work , a rise of nearly 50,000 (31pc) on 2011. In 2011, 36.3% of commuters had a journey time of under 15 minutes, but this had fallen to 35.8% by 2016. 2011, while 4.0% had a commute of over 90 minutes, as against 3.1% five years previously. Data collected in regards commuting in and out of Cork shows there were 127,068 Cork residents working within the county and 61,505 people commuted into the county for work . Read More »

Trump Administration Cuts $$$ for Health Insurance Outreach

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The Health and Human Services Department said for 2018, grantees will be awarded an amount this fall that is directly tied their performance previous year. Congressional Democrats blasted the funding cut. However, every center will get some money from the government, even if it's only a few thousand dollars. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan counterpart, discusses bilateral ties

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Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said an unprecedented spike in cocaine seizures, a drug relatively uncommon to Sri Lanka, suggested it was emerging as a key transit point for smugglers. "With Bangladesh, we value our continued engagement through regular exercises like the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training series", she said. The US Friday called for closer cooperation, including intelligence sharing, with navies in the Indian Ocean region to protect the vast global trade ... Read More »

May: UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Japan against North Korea

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Mattis had argued Wednesday that there was still room for diplomacy in dealing with Pyongyang's provocative ballistic missile launches , shortly after Trump said negotiations were "not the answer". However, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis appeared to contradict Trump when questioned by reporters. " Talking is not the answer! " he concluded. The flight took the IRBM over northern Japan's Hokkaido islands before splashing down into the sea. Read More »

Mueller Has Copy Of Original Letter Trump Drafted To Justify Comey Firing

Comey, which explains the president's rationale for why he planned to dismiss the director". The letter listed the reasons why the president had come to the decision to terminate the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief. The letter could well provide evidence that the White House was deliberately trying to mislead the public about why Comey was sacked, though whether that rises to the level of obstruction isn't clear. Read More »

Oil rises, gasoline jumps 13 pct as United States refineries reel

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Global benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was up 58 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $51.44 a barrel. Canada has "a very tight market system", McTeague says, and any supply disruptions lead to price hikes. Gasoline for October delivery fell 0.5 percent to $1.7711 a gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 12:59 p.m.in Hong Kong . With more refineries closing on Tuesday and Wednesday, market participants were met with the news on Thursday that Motiva Enterprises' refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, ... Read More »

Judge Dismisses Most Serious Charges In Death Of Pledge At Penn State

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District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said after the hearing that she was "certainly planning to refile" the involuntary manslaughter charges, calling that decision "a no-brainer". "You should disregard everything she said!" Parks Miller said a current Federal Bureau of Investigation attempt to recover suspected deleted footage from the Beta Theta Pi security system could produce new evidence, and may warrant additional charges. Read More »

Melania Trump Slammed For Wearing Stilettos On Hurricane Harvey Visit

The president, First Lady Melania Trump , and their 11-year-old son Barron were seen disembarking from Marine One and walking across the South Lawn toward the White House . "He looks like he's going to a P. Diddy party", Trevor said . "We want to do it better than ever before". The U.S. government could provide up to $80 billion in aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey , only a fraction of what the total impact could be from the storm, Texas Representative Pete Sessions said on Thursday. Read More »

Border crossing between Jordan, Iraq to reopen on Wednesday

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Tureibil was to open on Wednesday after the road was secured "from attacks and criminal gangs", the Iraqi and Jordanian governments said in a joint statement. He admitted an agreement with a private global security firm, Olive Group, on securing and upgrading the road was still to be completed. Officials said that customs and border arrangements at the crossing have been finalized, whereas strict security measures have been adopted to ensure safety of the 550 km highway from the Jordan ... Read More »

Missouri rep posts hope that vandal is hanged

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House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she also believes Love should resign. He drew similar scorn - similar, but not the same. The Missouri Republican Party tweeted its support of Parson's move to expel Chappelle-Nadal. Love apologized in a later post that he provided to AP. Read More »

Saffron is not my colour, says Kamal Haasan after meeting Kerala CM

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But, politics was part of our talk. "Even though the visit was personal in nature, we discussed south Indian politics and also the overall political situation in Tamil Nadu", read Pinarayi's FB post. Meanwhile, the Kerala Chief Minister's Office (CMO) described Haasan's meeting with Vijayan as a "friendly visit". "But, it is about how much time I can devote". Read More »

Utah Nurse Forcefully Dragged From Hospital and Arrested For Doing Her Job

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She explains that she's doing what her bosses told her and even read from the hospital policy for blood draws. "I just feel betrayed, I feel angry and I feel a lot of things". While Wubbels isn't now taking legal action, she and Porter haven't taken the idea off the table, either. 'Interfering with a criminal investigation, ' Payne replies. Read More »

Blue Whale Challenge claims 1st victim in Tamil Nadu

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The Blue Whale challenge has already claimed the lives of several children in Mumbai, Pondicherry, and other Indian cities. The Russian girl was reportedly heading multiple groups that were running the suicide game and was threatening to kill her victims or their family members if they did not follow her instructions. Read More »

Donald Trump: Mexico Will Pay for the Wall 'One Way or Another'

In comments made Sunday, Mexican officials honed in on the tragedy now playing out only a short distance away. However, the GOP is unlikely to follow through with the reduction in the wake of Hurricane Harvey , which has devastated wide swaths of Texas and displaced tens of thousands of people. Read More »

Theresa May's tough talk on Korea exposes weakness, says Chinese media

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If approved, the budget request - which represents a 2.5-percent increase from past year - would represent the sixth straight annual defense spending increase for Japan. Pyongyang has staged five nuclear tests between October 2006 and September 2016. Kim Jong Un "sternly" said that "the drill conducted by the (North's) Strategic Force is a curtain-raiser of its resolute countermeasures" against joint military exercises being conducted by the USA and South Korea. Read More »

DUP Wants Power-Sharing Restored Immediately

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Irish nationalists Sinn Fein must compromise if Northern Ireland is to avoid a "speedy" return to direct rule from London, the head of the Democratic Unionist Party said on Thursday. She accepted if those plans did not get cross community support, the Executive would collapse. Laying out her plan last night, Arlene Foster said the North hasn't time for more talks.... Read More »

Crude oil prices drop on Monday

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The trickle being offloaded from the 679 million-barrel reserve isn't yet large enough to affect prices in the broader market, said Gene McGillian, market research manager at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Conn. That artery can carry 3 million barrels of gasoline and other products daily. The storm caused the closure of refineries in the USA oil-producing heartland, which traders fear will lead to bigger crude stockpiles and push down prices. Read More »

Hyundai Motor Resumes Operations in China

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The amount overdue is roughly 17-million U.S. dollars, according to local media outlets but the exact figure is yet to be confirmed by Hyundai Motor. But the main reason the plants halted production appears to have been conflict between Hyundai and BAIC over profitability. Read More »

Lucknow: teacher slapped class 3 Boy for 40 times

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A video of a school teacher in India repeatedly thrashing a student mercilessly has gone viral on social media, sparking widespread outrage. There has been widespread crackdown on the practice after several such incidents like Ritesh's came to the light, forcing authorities concerned to issue warnings to schools. Read More »

Korean court sentences S. Korean reporters, newspaper chairmen to death: KCNA

The top office has dismissed speculation that the government is considering deploying US nuclear weapons to South Korea to counter North Korean threats. Song said full operational control of its troops must be returned to Seoul by the time it completes its defense reforms, and Mattis agreed to cooperate, according to the Defense Ministry here. Read More »

Britain's May attends top security meeting in Japan

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Palmer, part of a 25-member business delegation travelling with May, said the words of confidence from Japan were heartening, but he echoed Abe's call for transparency. "That must include confronting the threat that North Korea poses and ensuring that this regime in North Korea stops its aggressive acts". Barry Gardiner, shadow secretary of state for worldwide trade, said: "Whilst Theresa May is desperately trying to spin this visit as scoping out a future bilateral trade and investment ... Read More »