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A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions. Anthony Michael Kreis, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, said it was unreasonable to expect Petersen to have recently studied the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a lengthy and complex document.
  • Strong quake strikes Java island in Indonesia. Deaths reported

    Strong quake strikes Java island in Indonesia. Deaths reported

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    During the quake, panicked people ran out of buildings and Indonesian television showed heavy traffic on roads as people fled coastal areas. National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said a 62-year-old had died in the Ciamis region in West Java after becoming trapped in a collapsed house.
  • Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House job

    Former 'Apprentice' star Omarosa Manigault Newman to leave White House job

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    The statement said her resignation would be effective in January. A Secret Service spokesperson on Tuesday referred TPM's questions about Manigault Newman's departure to the White House, which declined to answer on the record. "She was escorted off the property". Ms Manigault Newman's United States government email account was also reportedly no longer working on Thursday.
  • White Nationalist Now Faces First-Degree Murder in Charlottesville Killing

    White Nationalist Now Faces First-Degree Murder in Charlottesville Killing

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    Authorities say the footage captures Fields' Challenger stopping about a block and a half away from protesters, reversing, then driving into the crowd and speeding away in reverse. The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office had initially filed second-degree murder, punishable by five to 40 years in prison, as the most serious charge against Mr.
  • Russia, Egypt officials sign documents to resume direct flights

    Russia, Egypt officials sign documents to resume direct flights

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    Flights between Russia and Egypt were suspended after a Russian passenger plane crashed over the Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, and Russia categorized the incident as a terrorist attack. Last month, Russia approved a draft agreement with Egypt to allow Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases. The Egyptian and Russian sides also agreed to hold meetings in April to discuss the resumption of flights from Moscow to Egyptian touristic resort cities, the ministry's ...
  • Russian Federation could chop vital undersea web cables, warns Brit military chief

    Russian Federation could chop vital undersea web cables, warns Brit military chief

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    He specifically highlighted Russian Federation as the most likely nation state that might go around cutting cables and causing chaos. "There is a new risk to our prosperity and way of life, to the cables that crisscross our sea beds, disruption to which through cable-cuts or destruction would immediately-and catastrophically-fracture both global trade and the internet", he said at London's Royal United Services Institute on Thursday, according to The Guardian .
  • Marco Polo del Nero, Brazil football president, handed 90-day Fifa ban

    Marco Polo del Nero, Brazil football president, handed 90-day Fifa ban

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    Del Nero's predecessor at the CBF, Jose Maria Marin, has been on trial in NY since November alongside Paraguayan former CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout and ex-Peruvian football chief Manuel Burga. Brazil does not allow the extradition of its own citizens and Del Nero had remained as president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) until Friday's decision.
  • Magic's Aaron Gordon will play against the Trail Blazers

    Magic's Aaron Gordon will play against the Trail Blazers

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    This is the second leak of the Blazers' fourth jersey design that Burry has shared and both designs are relatively similar with red font printed on a black jersey with a plaid pattern. "We'll be fine", Vogel said. I think we're in a good place right now. However, when Josh Richardson (who finished the game with 11 points, two rebounds, and two assists) secured a clutch offensive rebound, he passed the ball to Waiters, who then set up an electric alley-oop dunk by Bam Adebayo , who had 12 ...
  • OIC declares Jerusalem as Palestine capital

    OIC declares Jerusalem as Palestine capital

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    Al-Quds added that French President Emmanuel Macron and Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel are promoting an initiative that would declare Jerusalem as the joint capital of Israel and Palestine. 'No more role for U.S'. It seems that virtually the entire world opposes the American decision on Jerusalem, except for the Trump team, the rightwing settler-based government in Israel, and their scattered supporters here and there.
  • Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem Is Not a Disaster

    Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem Is Not a Disaster

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    A 30-year-old Gaza man was killed by Israeli gunfire, the first death of a protester since Trump's dramatic midweek announcement. However, Abbas remains an opponent of violence, saying it's counterproductive and that he might at some point order his security forces to contain protests.
  • Hyderabad: Police nabs co-accuse Rajesh in murder plan

    Hyderabad: Police nabs co-accuse Rajesh in murder plan

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    The Nagarkurnool police on Thursday arrested Rajesh Ajjakolu, the co-accused in the killing of M. Sudhakar Reddy on November 26. Rajesh started hitting on Sudhakar's head with the iron rod and even Swathi joined him by smashing Sudhakar's head with the "roll rayi".
  • Deeply pained and anguished by canards spread by PM Modi: Manmohan Singh

    Deeply pained and anguished by canards spread by PM Modi: Manmohan Singh

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    When Singh had first spoken against the PM on Monday, most of the BJP brass, including Modi himself and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley came out to counter him, laying bare the importance the party attached to the former PM's statement. "Why was Manmohan Singh silent when PM of his country was called " neech ". "Manmohan Singh is very angry these days". Shah took on Singh over Rahul Gandhi publicly tearing a copy of an ordinance cleared by his Cabinet.
  • Dublin Revokes Aung San Suu Kyi's Prestigious Freedom of City Award

    Dublin Revokes Aung San Suu Kyi's Prestigious Freedom of City Award

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    She was under house arrest when Dublin city councillors voted to give her the Freedom of the City in 1999 and her son collected it on her behalf the following year - the same year as U2. Ms Suu Kyi has denied this, saying that the military crackdown in the Rakhine state in western Myanmar is a counter-insurgency aimed at suppressing violent militants.
  • Marijuana charges against UGA linebacker dropped

    Marijuana charges against UGA linebacker dropped

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    Stanley hasn't played much for the Bulldogs, but Patrick has been a starter for much of the year, and ranks sixth on the team in tackles. Patrick was facing dismissal from the team with his recent arrest, since he had been arrested on two marijuana-related charges before.
  • Massachusetts AG Sues Betsy DeVos, Again

    Massachusetts AG Sues Betsy DeVos, Again

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    Healey said the applications were being processed until DeVos became education secretary. The case is similar to a separate lawsuit filed the same day by the attorneys general of Massachusetts, New York and IL alleging that the Trump administration is violating federal law by refusing to hand down decisions on pending claims.
  • 'I'm not going anywhere,' woman, 93, told officers during arrest

    'I'm not going anywhere,' woman, 93, told officers during arrest

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    The old woman is heard to shout "You're hurting me!" and "Help!" and even sounds like she's crying as she is bundled into a police vehicle for resisting eviction. The spokeswoman for the Franklin House called the incident "extremely rare", adding "we try to find places for people". News 6 investigator Adrianna Iwasinski asked for a jailhouse interview with Fitzgerald on Wednesday and was granted her request.
  • Port Authority attack suspect : What we know of Akayed Ullah

    Port Authority attack suspect : What we know of Akayed Ullah

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    Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh who lived in Brooklyn, was charged Tuesday with federal terrorism charges. He did not elaborate. In a scenario NY had dreaded for years, Ullah strapped on a crude pipe bomb with Velcro and plastic ties, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set off the device, authorities said.
  • Guilty verdict for Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev 'groundless' - Putin adviser

    Guilty verdict for Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev 'groundless' - Putin adviser

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    The results of investigative measures, following which ex-Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukayev was detained and charged with bribe-taking, are trustworthy, the court concluded. Ulyukayev, who was handcuffed and placed in a courtroom cage after the verdict, said he had been treated unfairly. State prosecutors had asked for ten years in a high-security penitentiary for Ulyukayev.
  • Royal Commission: final report in institutional child abuse handed down

    Royal Commission: final report in institutional child abuse handed down

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    A similar recommendation was made during Ireland's 2009 child abuse inquiry, leading to a mandatory reporting law in 2015. "It is the responsibility of our entire community to acknowledge that children are being abused". The 17-volume report included recommendations for a shake-up of centuries of religious tradition, calling for Catholic ministers to be required to report abuse confided to them during confession.
  • Talaq 'to be' a punishable offence in India

    Talaq 'to be' a punishable offence in India

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    The government had earlier argued that triple talaq "violates the fundamental rights of Muslim women". Last month, the BJP lead central government had cleared his intentions to introduce a new bill banning " triple talaq " and would be presented by the government lawmakers when they meet for the next session of Parliament , which commenced on Friday, notes Deccan Chronicles.
  • NJ, NY reach agreement for Gateway tunnel funding

    NJ, NY reach agreement for Gateway tunnel funding

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    That project already had a federal funding commitment, but Christie cited concerns about cost overruns. Under a framework he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put forward, NY will provide $1.75 billion for the Gateway Program, New Jersey Transit will pay $1.9 billion and the Port Authority $1.9 billion.