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Kansas Republican wins congressional seat in special election

Only Sedgwick County showed Thompson ahead of Estes. Estes, the state treasurer, defeated Democrat James Thompson 52.5 percent to 45.7 percent, according to complete but unofficial results. "I can't stand Brownback", she said as she left her polling site in Belle Plaine. "As work begins on the next farm bill, we look forward to having Ron's knowledge and expertise on the side of Kansas farmers... [Full Article...]

Seeking to salvage ties, U.S. and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

The chemical weapon attack in Syria has led to a standoff between America and Russia , Assad's principal backer, over the future of the Middle East nation. capital. It was the eighth time that Russian Federation has used its veto power at the UN Security Council to block action directed at its ally in Damascus. [Full Article...]

News 4 Sports captures spirit of Opening Day at Sun Trust Park

News 4 Sports captures spirit of Opening Day at Sun Trust Park So what will stick with Inciarte from this night? Nelson Cruz added a solo home run, his first of the season. "Probably everything", he said. "It was a special night for me and for a lot of people", said Inciarte, who was coming off a two-homer game at Miami. [Full Article...]

Farooq Abdullah leads by over 9000 votes in Srinagar by

Farooq Abdullah leads by over 9000 votes in Srinagar by Of the 89,865 votes polled, 56,119 votes have been counted, election officials said. Re-polling was held on April 13 for 38 polling stations in Budgam district, that saw a mere 2 per cent balloting. Karra had later resigned to protest the civilian killings during the summer unrest a year ago, necessitating the bypoll. He appealed to Governor NN Vohra and President Pranab Mukherjee to dismiss the... [Full Article...]

British student stabbed to death by Palestinian in Jerusalem

A 50-year-old man was wounded when he tried to flee the scene, while a pregnant woman suffered an injury to her stomach when the light rail train made an abrupt stop . It is not the first time that a Palestinian suffering from personal, mental or moral distress has chosen to commit a terrorist attack in order to escape their problems, according to Shin Bet. [Full Article...]

Russia, Iran, Syria denounce USA 'act of aggression'

But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, referring to Iraq, said , "Experiments like that, which are built on an obsession with overthrowing dictators, totalitarian or authoritarian leaders, we have already seen". Lavrov added: "Yesterday, we discussed in detail (with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson) the need to step up Russian-American efforts towards mobilizing the worldwide community to... [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Bill Letting States Block Some Abortion Provider Funding

The thing is, though, is that the Hyde Amendment already prevents Title X money, which now provides almost 4 million low-income Americans with important health care services like STD tests and treatments, cancer screenings, and yes, birth control, from going to abortions or abortion research anyway. [Full Article...]

13 arrested in Berkeley, Calif., during dueling Trump rallies

As a candidate and as president, Trump has refused to release his tax returns , citing an ongoing audit by the Internal Revenue Service. In February, protesters threw rocks, broke windows and set fires outside the UC Berkeley's student union building, where then-Breitbart News editor and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was set to speak. [Full Article...]

Why Defunding Planned Parenthood Is a Disaster for Health Care

Why Defunding Planned Parenthood Is a Disaster for Health Care That law, Nelson said, redirects $2 million from the state Medicaid budget and $700,000 from the state's general fund to family planning services if it's withdrawn. President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that in effect deprives Planned Parenthood and several other family gr... [Full Article...]

Egypt govt approves state of emergency

Egypt govt approves state of emergency Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic church, had earlier attended mass at the church. Parliament has seven days to approve or reject the state of emergency, but its approval is seen as a foregone conclusion since the legislature is packed with el-Sissi's supporters. [Full Article...]

Ahmadinejad to run in Iranian presidential election

However, he named one of his main allies and former deputy Hamid Baghaei as a candidate. At the registration center, the former leader stated that the Khamenei's "advice was not a ban". Iran's economy suffered under heavy worldwide sanctions during his administration because of Western suspicions that Tehran was secretly pursuing nuclear weapons. [Full Article...]

United States ramps up pressure on Russian Federation over Syrian conflict

Speaking in a live broadcast on Turkey's Kanal 24, Erdo─čan said that Turkish forensic reports, radar reviews and other assessments showed that the Assad regime was responsible for the attack. The strike was in response to the alleged chemical attack in Idlib Province, where dozens of civilians reportedly died from suspected gas poisoning. [Full Article...]

Haiti's United Nations peacekeeping mission ends amid abuse controversy

She said she did not even have breasts yet. FILE - A Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper opens a gate at the U.N. base in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The mission has also come under fire for allegations of widespread sexual abuse. "Did these peacekeepers keep them safe?" she asked. Dozens of peacekeepers were sent home over the claims."The children were passed from soldier to sol... [Full Article...]

Protesters Use April 15 To Demand Trump's Tax Returns

The idea for the march grew out of the success of a women's march on Washington that drew millions of people. "I think it's really cool", Famad said. In addition to major USA cities, marches are planned in Europe and Japan. She calls it an "utter lack of transparency". Now, Trump, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell are making matters worse by proposing dramatic tax cuts for corporations and the weal... [Full Article...]

North Korea puts military muscle on show

A USA military official, who requested anonymity to discuss planning, said the United States doesn't intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch. American intelligence officials have reportedly said the USA is ready to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea if it is sure Pyongyang is about to ... [Full Article...]

'Trust has eroded' between USA and Russian Federation

Any hope in Russian Federation that the Trump administration would herald less confrontational relations has been dashed in the past week after the new US leader fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow's ally for its suspected use of poison gas. [Full Article...]

Hawkish Dems Cheer Trump Attack on Syria

Hawkish Dems Cheer Trump Attack on Syria While Clinton condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's deadly use of chemical weapons in an attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's rebel-held Idlib Province, she cautioned against acting without a broad strategy for ending Syria's six-year civil war in place. [Full Article...]

Japan, China remain on United States 'monitoring list' for currency

In a semiannual report to Congress, the department kept Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland on the so-called "monitoring list", saying the six economies warrant "close attention to their currency practices". "Expanding trade in a way that is freer and fairer for all Americans requires that other economies avoid unfair currency practices, and we will continue to monitor this ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Founder's Birthday Celebration

China, North Korea's only backer, fears conflict could cause the regime to collapse and problems on its border. US military officials have said the USA doesn't intend to use force in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch by the North. [Full Article...]

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands

Since 2003, a delegation from St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation in the Holy Land, a Moscow-based charitable organization, has flown to Israel to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and bring some of the fire back to churches in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]


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