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It was a bold declaration for a member of House leadership, especially for a member from California, and could signal that she's reflecting the views of many House Democrats. It's time for Nancy Pelosi and other longtime leaders to make way for a new generation to lead House Democrats, caucus Vice Chairwoman Linda Sanchez said Thursday.
  • CT Mayor Patricia de Lille placed on special leave over dodgy allegations

    CT Mayor Patricia de Lille placed on special leave over dodgy allegations

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    Insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels have led to the current unprecedented water crisis. Dams are at 27.6 percent usable water. "If consumption is not reduced to the required levels of 500 million litres of collective use per day, we are looking at about March 2018 when supply of municipal water would not be available", she said at the unveiling of the city's critical water shortages disaster plan.
  • Jhal Magsi: At least 15 dead, several injured in Dargah Fatehpur blast

    Jhal Magsi: At least 15 dead, several injured in Dargah Fatehpur blast

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    Police and other law enforcement reached the scene and cordoned off the area. Those who are severely injured will be transferred to Larkana hospital. Rescue operations are underway as ambulances and officials have arrived at the location. Deputy Commissioner Asadullah Kakar confirmed the death toll, while Balochistan spokesman Anwarul Haq Kakar confirmed it was a suicide attack. In November a year ago, at least 52 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when a bomber ripped through ...
  • Based Mercy Corps arrives in Puerto Rico

    Based Mercy Corps arrives in Puerto Rico

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    The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital city expressed her continued frustrations with President Donald Trump Tuesday, saying that Trump's comments during his visit were "insulting" to the people of Puerto Rico and calling him the "miscommunicator-in-chief".
  • Trump Administration Seeks $29B in Hurricane Disaster Relief Funds

    Trump Administration Seeks $29B in Hurricane Disaster Relief Funds

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    The White House said it forecasts the National Flood Insurance Program, which insures about 5 million homes and businesses, will have hurricane losses of about $16 billion and proposed canceling $16 billion in debt for the program. The White House is seeking a disaster aid package that will total $29 billion, CBS News' Major Garrett has confirmed. Congress approved $15 billion in disaster relief funding September 7, almost double the administration's requested $7 billion in preliminary ...
  • Flags to Half-Staff Statewide for Las Vegas Victims

    Flags to Half-Staff Statewide for Las Vegas Victims

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    This also means nothing. But far fewer, 47%, say there would be fewer mass shootings in the U.S. if it were harder for people to legally obtain guns. By the time law enforcement made their way to the scene, Paddock had killed himself, before not before ending the lives of almost 60 innocent civilians and injuring more than 500.
  • Heavy rain possible Thursday and Friday

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    South wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. After that, the moisture from the storm will spread northward and hopefully some of that moisture will move into central North Carolina. The high will be 85. South wind 7 to 15 miles per hour. Tonight , a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. Low: 72. High: 90.
  • Bellingham, Whatcom being asked to donate blood for Las Vegas shooting victims

    Bellingham, Whatcom being asked to donate blood for Las Vegas shooting victims

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    During huge donation periods associated with tragedies and disasters, centers will schedule donors to come back at a later time to keep the supply continuous. He said he saw it as a way to support the victims the way his adopted home had supported him. Here in Southern Colorado, the response is so overwhelming that Bonfils Blood Center in Colorado Springs, is opening again today to collect donations! "I feel that I need to do something", Yin said.
  • Putin says oil cuts with OPEC could last to end of 2018

    Putin says oil cuts with OPEC could last to end of 2018

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    The US Senate last week confirmed businessman, veteran diplomat and former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russian Federation, filling a crucial post at a time when ties are at dangerously low ebb. Asked to specify whether he meant no objection to deeper cuts, he replied: "Yes". Putin also insisted that Iran is complying with a nuclear agreement the U.S., Russian Federation and other world powers agreed to in 2015 - Trump may decertify the Iran deal - and warned ...
  • Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to reconcile?

    Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas to reconcile?

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    Before departing the blockaded coastal enclave, Hamdallah visited Gaza City's Dar al-Shifa Hospital, the territory's largest medical facility, to witness first-hand the hard circumstances faced by Gaza's local health sector. The Islamist group agreed to the PA's return last month, disbanding its shadow government after Gaza's powerful neighbor, Egypt, together with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, imposed an economic boycott on its main sponsor, Qatar.
  • US President Donald Trump visits Las Vegas, avoids gun control talk

    US President Donald Trump visits Las Vegas, avoids gun control talk

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    People in early America and the 19th century could be incredibly violent, but no one individual could commit a mass shooting because the firearms available then did not enable anyone to do so. "The only message I can say is that we're with you 100 percent", Trump said at University Medical Center, were dozens of the wounded were being treated.
  • Death of Japanese reporter in 2013 caused by 'overwork': NHK

    Death of Japanese reporter in 2013 caused by 'overwork': NHK

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    In 2015, a 24-year-old Dentsu trainee committed suicide, after putting in more than 100 hours of overtime each month in the nine months she had worked for the ad agency. "We hope that the sorrow of the bereaved family will never be wasted". Masahiko Yamauchi, senior official at NHK's News Department, said the incident was not a personal matter but a "problem for our organization as a whole, including the labor system and how elections are covered".
  • Premature' to Talk Gun Control, White House Says After Vegas Shooting

    Premature' to Talk Gun Control, White House Says After Vegas Shooting

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    So it's fine to inveigh against counter-productive gun laws and reaffirm support for the Second Amendment; it's always acceptable to attack Hillary Clinton . An ongoing investigation is too early for this, and without furr information, a similar thought, "he reacted". "Not again", U.S. Sen. "Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity", Murphy said in a statement.
  • Nadal through to quarters at China Open

    Nadal through to quarters at China Open

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    The Spaniard, playing his first ATP tournament since winning the US Open, made only 15 unforced errors and broke three times to ensure he will face John Isner in the last eight. Isner is a good player but I think that Nadal is going to be way too strong for the American. Mayer didn't convert a break point in the first game of the match and a game point in the second and fourth game.
  • A wonderful day to thank our teachers

    A wonderful day to thank our teachers

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    This year also marks 20 years since UNESCO adopted the Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel . Under the theme " Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers ", WTD this year followed the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in September 2015, when teacher empowerment was reaffirmed as a top priority in all education and development strategies.
  • What to know about machine gun laws in the US

    What to know about machine gun laws in the US

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    The suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock , "fired off and on for somewhere between 9 and 11 minutes" in a dozen or so volleys, said Las Vegas Metro Police Undersheriff Kevin McMahill at a press conference Tuesday evening. He took his own life before police broke into his hotel room, where they found 23 guns and 12 "bump stock" devices that can enable a rifle to fire continuously, like an automatic weapon.
  • 'Bombshells' Coming, Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Up

    'Bombshells' Coming, Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Up

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    In 2015, Weinstein was questioned by the NYPD after model Ambra Battilana accused him of groping her; when that story broke, writer Jennifer Senior-then at New York magazine, now at the New York Times-tweeted that Weinstein's behavior was "a despicable open secret", prompting Jordan Sargent at Gawker to tally up the rumors in a piece asking readers to " tell us what you know ".
  • Election Commission will be ready to hold simultaneous polls by 2018

    Election Commission will be ready to hold simultaneous polls by 2018

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    Responding to a query, Rawat said the EC had received Rs. 3,400 crore for VVPAT machines and Rs. 12,000 crore for EVMs. The Election Commission (EC) of India on Wednesday said it would be logistically equipped to hold simultaneous polls for state assemblies and Lok Sabha by September 2018, reported the Indian Express .
  • Soldier allegedly sabotaged wife's parachute to be with Tinder lover

    Soldier allegedly sabotaged wife's parachute to be with Tinder lover

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    Victoria Cilliers suffered serious injuries when both her main and reserve parachute failed, sending her plummeting thousands of feet to the ground at Wiltshire's Netheravon Airfield in April 2015. 'Their absence inevitably meant the reserve parachute would fail and would send her spinning to the ground '. Winchester Crown Court heard that days before the parachute jump Emile allegedly damaged a gas fitting in the home he shared with Victoria, 40.