• Ex-lawmaker kills himself amid sexual abuse investigation

    Ex-lawmaker kills himself amid sexual abuse investigation

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    Hixon, 36, was among the youngest members of Idaho's House prior to his resignation. "I didn't always agree with Rep. Hixon, but I could work with and talk to him", Democratic state Rep. But he was never charged since the alleged victim couldn't provide enough details to cops. The deaths of both Hixon and Johnson come at a time when politicians as well as powerful figures in media, business and entertainment have been fired or forced to resign in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Some patchy dense fog and a few slick spots this morning

    Some patchy dense fog and a few slick spots this morning

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    Clouds will build in Thursday morning with rain moving in during the afternoon. We'll see a few very light areas of drizzle coming and going today with light winds SSE 5-15 miles per hour. "Right now it looks like 2-3" likely around Metro Detroit to start your Friday . Snow Showers likely into the afternoon. We have a chance for lake-effect snow on Saturday and we could see light snow on Monday .
  • Discovery leaving Silver Spring for NY

    Discovery leaving Silver Spring for NY

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    Discovery will maintain government relations and other functions that need to operate in the nation's capital. Discovery said the compelling environment and infrastructure Knoxville, along with the city's low cost of living and amenities were part of the reason it chose to move into the Scripps Knoxville campus.
  • UIDAI's rolls out virtual Aadhaar to nix privacy concerns

    UIDAI's rolls out virtual Aadhaar to nix privacy concerns

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    Instead of revealing the Aadhaar number, the limited KYC system will generate a unique ID for the different agencies that need the Aadhaar details. It added that while it is important to ensure that Aadhaar number holders can use their identity information to avail products and services, the collection and storage of Aadhaar numbers by various entities had heightened privacy concerns.
  • Decision to merge health and social care into one…

    Decision to merge health and social care into one…

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    A healthcare crisis put British Prime Minister Theresa May on the defensive at her first weekly parliamentary questions of 2018 on Wednesday, following a report about cuts in cancer care. Mr Dunne later released a statement which said: "I responded to a question in the House of Commons about Pinderfields Hospital in Yorkshire, which had earlier indicated chairs were available for those patients who were pictured on the floor".
  • Cory Gardner Threatens Jeff Sessions over Tougher Marijuana Policy

    Cory Gardner Threatens Jeff Sessions over Tougher Marijuana Policy

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    They should not be overruled by the Justice Department. "In deciding which marijuana activities to prosecute under these laws with the department's finite resources, prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions", Sessions said in a memo to all federal prosecutors.
  • Syrian Military Says Repel Israeli Missile Attacks near Damascus

    Syrian Military Says Repel Israeli Missile Attacks near Damascus

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    Syrian government forces and their allies have been on the offensive since late October in Hama and Idlib provinces, capturing almost 100 villages from insurgent groups, including the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee. Civilians look for victims under the rubble following a reported air strike on the rebel-held town of Hammuriyeh in Eastern Ghouta on January 9, 2018.
  • Pellet blinded Insha passes board exams

    Pellet blinded Insha passes board exams

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    Insha Mushtaq (16) was apparently sitting in her home at Shopian in July 2016 when pellets fired by security forces hit her, leaving her fully blind. She has provisionally cleared her Class X board exam, whose results were declared on Tuesday, although she must retake the mathematics test again. "She is thankful to all, especially her teachers, who helped her to write the exam", Mushtaq told The Print.
  • Ghosn to set up fund for mobility ventures

    Ghosn to set up fund for mobility ventures

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    The first investment will go to Ionic Materials, an American venture business developing materials for an entirely solid-state battery, Ghosn said at a news conference on the first day of the CES - the world's largest consumer electronics fair - that kicked off here on the same day.
  • Government considers extension to bag charge in England

    Government considers extension to bag charge in England

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    The Prime Minister said she wanted her Government to take a stand against the "profligate" use of natural resources as she briefed her Cabinet about the plan. The Prime Minister's spokesman added: The Environment Secretary also said that he was working collaboratively with the Secretary of State for International Development to look at using aid money on the environmental agenda, such as reducing pollution by plastics.
  • Toyota Adds 601000 Vehicles To Takata Air Bag Recalls

    Toyota Adds 601000 Vehicles To Takata Air Bag Recalls

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    Reuters reported that Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in United States history. - Toyota 4-Runner, Lexus IS 250C and 350C and Lexus GX 460 from the 2010 and 2013 model years. The NHTSA encouraged owners to get their vehicles fixed "as soon as possible", and some manufacturers warned against anyone sitting in the front passenger seat until repairs are completed.
  • Pakistan reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors

    Pakistan reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors

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    The attackers took away his passport, laptop and phone. Tweeting from senior reporter Cyril Almeida's account, Taha Siddiqui said that he was on his way to the airport today when 10-12 armed men stopped him at 8:20 AM and tried to forcibly abduct him.
  • Eight units of fire brigade attending blaze in north Dublin

    Eight units of fire brigade attending blaze in north Dublin

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    A large fire at a auto recycling plant in north Dublin has been brough under control, Dublin fire Brigade said. Emergency services received an increased water supply from Fingal County Council to help bring tackle the fire. No immediate impact of the fire on the operations of Dublin Airport has been reported. Dublin Fire Brigade are also warning residents nearby to close all windows and doors to prevent smoke from entering your property.
  • North Korea to attend Winter Games

    North Korea to attend Winter Games

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    Ri Son Gwon, the head of the North Korean delegation and the chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of North Korea, set an optimist tone for the meeting. The two Koreas have a long history of ending key talks without any agreement and failing to follow through with rapprochement accords. State media said that the 12 female workers involved in a mass-defection to South Korea in April a year ago and Kim Ryon Hui - who wishes to return to her homeland after mistakenly going ...
  • Trump Administration OKs $130M Missile Defense Sale to Japan

    Trump Administration OKs $130M Missile Defense Sale to Japan

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    The new proposed foreign military sale includes four Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles, missile canisters and "other technical, engineering and logistics support services", estimated to be worth $133.3 million. Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile. The effort began in 2006 as a cooperative development program between Raytheon and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • United Nations urges Israel to stop forced relocation policy

    United Nations urges Israel to stop forced relocation policy

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    He explained that over the past two years, UNHCR has interviewed 80 Eritrean refugees or asylum seekers in Rome, who arrived in Italy after a risky trip across Africa after leaving Israel for Rwanda. The agency extended an offer to help Israel in finding other possible ways to handle the situation, saying that it "stands ready to work with Israel to find alternative solutions for the protection needs of asylum seekers, in line with global standards".
  • With renewed vigour, US Supreme Court scrutinises curbs on voting

    With renewed vigour, US Supreme Court scrutinises curbs on voting

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    According to Secretary of State Jon Husted, the process goes like this- if a voter does not vote for two years, they are sent a mailer, which is created to ask a voter if they wish to remain registered to vote. A 2016 Reuters analysis found roughly twice the rate of voter purging in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods in Ohio's three largest counties as in Republican-leaning neighborhoods.
  • Arrested Reuters journalists appear at Myanmar court hearing

    Arrested Reuters journalists appear at Myanmar court hearing

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    Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo appeared in court Wednesday, nearly one month after their arrest on December 12 while working on stories about the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state, Reuters reported , citing the men's lawyers. The journalists' family members and fellow reporters showed their support at the court on Wednesday. Journalists covering Wednesday's proceedings wore black in protest against their arrest, carrying banners proclaiming "Journalism is not a crime".
  • Dad turns in son after finding child porn on cell phone

    Dad turns in son after finding child porn on cell phone

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    Louis reported. Andrew remains at the St. Charles County jail with a $10,000 bond. He also admitted taking the photos "so that he could sell them to a classmate whom he believed to be a pedophile and would be interested in young girls". DailyMail.com said it spoke to Andrew's father Paul. Paul Spensberger told FOX 2 that he denies saying some things that are being quoted by another media outlet.