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Representative Trent Franks is expected to resign: media report

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Franks told Roll Call that a statement would be forthcoming. "The statement will explain", he said. He's also a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee. Biggs said he would not comment until Franks announced his plans. "I'll let the statement speak for itself", he said off the House floor. Trent is now serving his eight term in Congress - he was first elected in 2002. Read More »

Serena Williams' Best Year Ever Just Got Even Better

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Williams , 36, recently married Alexis Ohanian , 34, the co-founder of the popular website Reddit.com, in New Orleans, and the pair had recently returned from their honeymoon. The fourth new building going up will be a parking garage that "celebrates the sporting heritage of New York City". When completed, the Serena Williams Building will be the biggest structure at the Portland, Ore., campus - at more than 1 million square feet. Read More »

Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley

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She asked him not to contact her anymore, citing his inappropriate conduct the evening where he forcibly grabbed and harassed her. Ford replied to the email by apologizing and agreeing not to contact her. Ford was elected in 1996 to represent Tennessee in the U.S. House and served for five terms before joining Morgan Stanley in 2011. Harold Ford Jr . Read More »

Rockets fired into Israel near Gaza strip

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The army said it fired at two targets of "terrorist organizations" in response to three rocket attacks from Gaza earlier on Thursday. The IDF added that they hold Hamas, which governs Gaza but is supposed to hand over control to the Palestinian Authority on Sunday, responsible for any rocket fire emanating from the Strip. Read More »

Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

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Investigators said he possessed more than 37,000 videos and images of child pornography. Neff ruled that Nassar's federal sentence would run consecutive to whatever prison time he receives for the sexual assault cases. He then paid $49 to have his laptop wiped of the child pornography and threw away hard drives that contained child pornography, according to court documents. Read More »

Late-night hosts poke fun at Trump's slurred speech

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Pressed on whether the slurred words might indicate any health concerns, Shah said: "I know what you're getting at". The Late Show host explained the holiness of Jerusalem and how "every inch" is disputed between Israelis and Palestinians that they had to "draw a line down the middle of a six-piece Chicken McNuggets at the Jerusalem McDonalds" and that they're "still fighting over the Gaza Chicken Strip". Read More »

European Union to sue Poland, Hungary and Czechs for refusing refugee quotas

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In 2015, the European Union approved a plan in which all member states - other than Britain, Ireland and Denmark - had to accept a certain number of migrants after more than 500,000 entered the European Union that year. Referral to the CJEU is the third step in the infringement procedure, coming the same day as the EC also announced it had referred Hungary to the court in separate infringement proceedings related to amendments to the country's Higher Education Law and legislation on ... Read More »

3 struck, injured by vehicle in Manhattan

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None of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening. One of the victims may have been riding a bike, police say. The auto kept going, crushing the back of a third vehicle before coming to a stop. Police identified the driver as Sayfullo Saipov, 29, and deemed that attack an act of terror. This is a developing news story and NY1 will have more information as it becomes available. Read More »

Concealed-carry bill passes House; Frelinghuysen supports it

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Law-abiding citizens need to the leeway to be armed because criminals are already armed and frequently use their guns to prey on unarmed innocents. Opponents, mostly Democrats, said the bill could endanger public safety by overriding state laws that place strict limits on guns. Read More »

Snow-Ice warning upgraded to status orange for Donegal

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Forecasters say snow showers in those areas will occur this evening, tonight and into Friday. Again some will be wintry with accumulations of snow possible over high ground. Northwest winds will fresh to strong and gusty. Temperatures will drop to zero or below zero tonight for the bulk of the country, he said, but will hit as low at minus 3C in the northwest tomorrow. Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Pakistan

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Khan is scheduled to travel to Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi during his three-day visit to Pakistan. "I see my visit as an exciting opportunity to build on the ties that bind our cities and countries together", Sadiq Khan said while talking to the Chief Minister Punjab. Read More »

GOP tax plan is deeply unpopular, according to new Quinnipiac poll

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The Republican tax plan is broadly unpopular in recent polls, with just 29% of US adults saying they approved of it and 56% disapproving in a recent Gallup poll . Even when factoring in those following the tax bill somewhat closely, Democrats are still more attentive, with 74 percent following it very or somewhat closely, versus 67 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of independents. Read More »

North Korea ballistic missile test raises flight safety concerns

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Singapore Airlines has changed some of its flight routes between Asia and the U.S.in response to North Korea's missile tests, CNNMoney reported. News of Singapore Airlines' change followed a crew on board a Cathay Pacific aircraft seeing a North Korean missile blow up over the Sea of Japan last week. Read More »

Ex-South Carolina cop's shooting of motorist was murder: judge

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Judge Norton, according to Burr, said that no matter what sentence he hands down, the Scott family and Slager family won't like it. Slager, who is white, fired five times into Scott's back as he ran away. But he indicated he will sentence the 36-year-old Slager to a minimum of 235 months, or almost 20 years, in prison. A bystander recorded the incident, in which the 50-year-old Scott was hit five times from behind, sparking a national outcry. Read More »

US House urges Myanmar sanctions over Rohingya campaign

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The United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights says the mounting evidence of military-perpetrated atrocities against Rohingya Muslims could constitute global criminal law's most serious charge. The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingyas and urging immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the Rakhine state, where unrest has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. Read More »

Trump slurs words in Jerusalem embassy speech

Near the end of his speech on Wednesday the president started breathing heavily and when he concluded with "God bless the United States" the word "States" sounded like "Shtates". So he showed the clip again. But the pronunciation of those words appeared to slur. "What's going on there, man?" Theories claiming he may have been wearing dentures or other dental prosthetics began surfacing on the Internet . Read More »

Neech Aadmi: After Rahul's disapproval, Mani Shankar Aiyar apologises

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Modi said Aiyar came from a good family, has a number of university degrees, was a diplomat for a number of years and remained a Minister in the Manmohan Singh government, but was resorting to such insults. So if it has some other meaning or it means "low-born" only, then I apologise for the wrong translation. In English there's a clear distinction between "low" and "low born". Read More »

Aztec High School Shooting Confirmed by Police

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The sherrif's officer said: "Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated". Numerous people have posted to Facebook Thursday morning about the shooting. Deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office told reporters that a suspect was in custody but they did not release any other information. This is a developing story . Read More »

Trump says government shutdown could happen, blames Democrats

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The Republican president said on Wednesday that Democrats were looking at something "very dangerous" for the United States: "They are looking at shutting down". Two aides familiar with the meeting but not authorized to discuss it publicly said the lawmakers discussed the legislative agenda for weeks ahead. The hard-right House Freedom Caucus is showing an openness to a deal that would prevent a partial government shutdown this weekend. Read More »