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Israel attacked a target in the Syrian suburbs of Damascus on Wednesday night, Syrian state media reported on Wednesday morning, 22 Shevat. If confirmed, this will not be the first time Israeli aircraft are conducting aerial attacks inside Syria since in the past, they have known to target Syrian or Iranian-backed positions.
  • Cornell fraternity under fire for 'pig roast' sex contest

    Cornell fraternity under fire for 'pig roast' sex contest

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    University officials investigated the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity previous year after hearing reports of the competition in which members get points for having sex with women. Meanwhile, the brothers of Kappa chapter released a formal statement explaining that the events were not "chapter sanctioned activities nor ones that brothers were aware of" on February 3.
  • Republicans Are Spending Money Like Marie Antoinette with a Black Card

    Republicans Are Spending Money Like Marie Antoinette with a Black Card

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    The Senate's top leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower both the Pentagon and domestic programs with nearly $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense hawks and Democrats seeking billions for infrastructure projects and combatting opioid abuse.
  • Joe Biden Talks 'Disaster' Trump Presidency

    Joe Biden Talks 'Disaster' Trump Presidency

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    Biden said he marvels at some of the comments Trump makes and referenced a line from Trump on Monday that Democrats who did not applaud his State of the Union address were "un-American" and "treasonous". Trump had previously volunteered to testify under oath, but the White House soon retracted the offer. A White House spokesman later said the president was being "tongue-in-cheek" with his remarks.
  • Macron vows to keep Corsica French

    Macron vows to keep Corsica French

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    Yes, of course we are French - but we are Corsicans, too". Nationalists in Corsica are in an unprecedented position of political strength. The language recognition was one of the key wishes of nationalist leaders such as Gilles Simeoni and Jean-Guy Talamoni who reportedly boycotted a Wednesday lunch with Macron.
  • Deputy-involved shooting in Lantana

    Deputy-involved shooting in Lantana

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    According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, just before 10 a.m. crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash involving 6-to-8 vehicles with one vehicle on fire. There's been a deputy-involved shooting in the Lantana area, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The Palm Beach deputy said the actions of the driver made him fear for his life, so he opened fire and killed the suspect.
  • Kim Jong Un's sister joins North Korean Olympic delegation

    Kim Jong Un's sister joins North Korean Olympic delegation

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    Pence, who is to leave for South Korea on Thursday, seeks to use his presence at the sporting event to warn against Pyongyang's propaganda and denounce the human rights situation in North Korea, according to sources in Washington. vice president: "We can never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea". For Friday's opening ceremony, Pence is bringing as his guest the father of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died in June previous year after being imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months.
  • Gerber Baby contest victor is first with Down syndrome

    Gerber Baby contest victor is first with Down syndrome

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    Lucas' parents entered him in the contest after a relative pointed out an ad looking for submissions. One-year-old Lucas Warren was chosen out of over 140,000 photo entries, and CEO and President Bill Partyka said it was his smile and happy disposition that made him their victor.
  • Police report reveals response to shooting of local activist Muhiyidin d'Baha

    Police report reveals response to shooting of local activist Muhiyidin d'Baha

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    Camille Weaver , said her uncle, 32-year old Muhiyidin d'Baha, also known as Moye, was killed Tuesday morning after he was shot in the thigh while riding his bike. Ms Weaver says: "His body is now in New Orleans; LA and we are raising money to bring him home to Charleston and then have a memorial service and funeral for his family and friends".
  • Pope praises joint Korean Olympic teams, Vatican willing to back peace initiatives

    Pope praises joint Korean Olympic teams, Vatican willing to back peace initiatives

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    Northern Command at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. "With regard to any interaction with the North Korean delegation , I have not requested a meeting, but we'll see what happens", he said. A large musical performance troupe that arrived by boat Tuesday at the eastern port of Mukho Tuesday was greeted by hundreds of angry South Korean right-wing demonstrators who burned pictures of Kim Jong Un and the North Korean flag.
  • Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

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    Besides extending the range and increasing the accuracy of its Patriot system, it will add two USA -made ground-based Aegis radar stations and interceptors and plans to add to its arsenal air-fired cruise missiles that can strike North Korean missile sites.
  • FBI Texts Reveal Admiring View Of Then-Director James Comey

    FBI Texts Reveal Admiring View Of Then-Director James Comey

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    Found in a new batch of released text messages between Federal Bureau of Investigation agents is an exchange that reveals that then-President Barack Obama wanted "to know everything we're doing, " Fox News is reporting ". The mention that "Obama wants to know everything" is "concerning", but its actual meaning is "something we've got to figure out", said Representative Jim Jordan of OH, a senior Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Protesters to welcome Trudeau on first leg of United States trade trip

    Protesters to welcome Trudeau on first leg of United States trade trip

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    The woman was going on about the need for more support for religious organizations and said maternal love was key to changing the future of mankind. The clip was played while the hosts at Fox and Friends were speaking to University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson, who's been a vocal critic of the prime minister.
  • The aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan

    The aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan

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    Rescuers are seen entering a building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning quake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan , Wednesday, Feb. 7. "What we're hearing right now is that in the city of Hua-lien in eastern Taiwan several buildings have collapsed or are near collapsing". Powerful aftershocks have disrupted rescue efforts.
  • Benedict XVI says he is on 'pilgrimage Home'

    Benedict XVI says he is on 'pilgrimage Home'

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    The nine-line message arrived at Rome-based Il Corriere della Sera on Tuesday morning, complete with Benedict's fragile signature. The newspaperman said the pope emeritus "accepts his fragility" and said Benedict's words are "a thanksgiving, and at the same time, nearly a farewell".
  • British Court rejects Julian Assange's bid to cancel arrest warrant

    British Court rejects Julian Assange's bid to cancel arrest warrant

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    But UK authorities say that Assange faces arrest for jumping bail in 2012 and should not be "rewarded" for outlasting Swedish authorities. Judge Arbuthnot rejected a legal argument to have the arrest warrant against him quashed on the basis that with the Swedish case dropped there was no longer any justification for it.
  • Kim Jong-un's sister to visit South Korea

    Kim Jong-un's sister to visit South Korea

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    While publicly supportive of the North-South talks over the Olympics issue and the subsequent cooperation, the USA is wary of allowing North Korea's government to gain economic concessions from the south through its so-called "charm offensive".
  • Saudi Arabia lets Indian airline operate flight to Israel over its airspace

    Saudi Arabia lets Indian airline operate flight to Israel over its airspace

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    An Air India spokesman and Israel's Airports Authority said the state-run carrier had requested slots for three weekly flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv. The Saudi Arabia government had banned flights headed to Israel from using its airspace for 70 years. The Israeli Tourism Ministry is hoping Wednesday's approval will be a gateway for other Far East countries that had been discouraged from offering direct flights due to the need to bypass Saudi Arabia, Israel's Globes business daily ...
  • 4 dead, 225 injured in 6.4 magnitude quake off Taiwanese coast

    4 dead, 225 injured in 6.4 magnitude quake off Taiwanese coast

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    The National Fire Agency says it knows of five people still trapped as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in four buildings that collapsed in Hualien City. In order to rescue those trapped by the quake within the critical 72-hour period, the Red Cross Disaster Relief Team worked with the Government Relief Command Center in delivering thermal sensors, optical fibers, sledgehammers and power drills, saws and scissors, among other rescue equipment to disaster-stricken areas.
  • California Bakery Can Refuse Wedding Cake For Same Sex Couple, Judge Says

    California Bakery Can Refuse Wedding Cake For Same Sex Couple, Judge Says

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    Another couple spoke out against the bakery in August and since then the issue had garnered close scrutiny and debates on social media if the business owner Cathy Miller's decision forsook the rule in California's Unruh Civil Rights Act, which requires "all business establishments of every kind whatsoever" including same sex couples.