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Really, the only competition was from Morocco, and the fact that every soccer-playing continent besides Australia has hosted a World Cup since the last North American version in 1994 seemed to practically guarantee the bid's success-not to mention superior infrastructure, which will be critical when the field expands to 48 teams that year.
  • PyeongChang Winter Olympics comes to a close

    PyeongChang Winter Olympics comes to a close

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    A snow globe takes centre stage during the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Pyeongchang. "It's a good question", said Tom Zakrajsek, who coaches Nagasu and other top American skaters at Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Tokyo Olympics get futuristic pointy-eared mascots

    Tokyo Olympics get futuristic pointy-eared mascots

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    The winning pair, created by designer and illustrator Ryo Taniguchi, received more than half of the total and easily beat the other two pairs. He added he wanted to share the good news with his wife in return for her support. "I hope these mascots will give energy to the athletes participating in the games", Yoshinari Jitsukawa, a sixth grader who goes to Hoyonomori Elementary school, told reporters after the announcement.
  • Parents of Parkland school shooting victims speak to legislators

    Parents of Parkland school shooting victims speak to legislators

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    Closer to home, Florida's legislature is weighing whether to raise the minimum age for gun purchases to 21 as part of a package of measures sponsored by the state's Republican governor. Perhaps those framing Marjory Stoneman Douglas students as crisis actors have never heard a well-educated 17-year-old speak eloquently and thoughtfully on behalf of their peers and community before.
  • Four paramilitary soldiers killed in Blast in Quetta

    Four paramilitary soldiers killed in Blast in Quetta

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    According to initial reports, the blast was heard at a temporary check post of FC and Levies force in Khooni Talab area, near the jurisdiction of Nohsar. "DIG Hamidullah Dasti, however, narrowly escaped", Razzaq Cheema told media persons after visiting the crime scene. The DIG stated both the deceased were wearing bulletproof jackets, but they were shot in their heads.
  • Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort pleads not guilty

    Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort pleads not guilty

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    District Court for the District of Columbia. Manafort and Gates were originally indicted in Washington in October on charges of conspiracy and fraud stemming from their lucrative lobbying work in Ukraine - a case that arose out of Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and possible ties to the Trump campaign.
  • Michigan Lawmakers Roll Out Nassar Response Legislation

    Michigan Lawmakers Roll Out Nassar Response Legislation

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    Along with DenHollander and Thomashow, several women who say Nassar abused them were at the press conference to explain why they think the package of bills is so important. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony on the 10 bills on Tuesday. She urged lawmakers to move quickly to pass the bills before breaking for summer.
  • Cambodian court orders seizure of opposition headquarters

    Cambodian court orders seizure of opposition headquarters

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    The only opposition party in parliament, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was dissolved after politicized courts sustained the government's legal challenges. Sokha and the United States have denied the accusation. Cambodia's ruling party swept the country's Senate elections on Sunday, winning every seat in the legislature's upper chamber in an all-but-predetermined contest that observers and analysts say is the latest symptom of the faltering political health of the southeast Asian country.
  • Trump's Idea of Arming Teachers Is Crazy but Clarifying

    Trump's Idea of Arming Teachers Is Crazy but Clarifying

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    I have listened to the first-grade teachers, who don't want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers". He touted the success of a year-old program in Washington which allows law enforcement to lawfully remove firearms from someone deemed unfit and he got a little jab in while addressing the president's plan to arm teachers.
  • Houthis killed in Hayes, Yemen

    Houthis killed in Hayes, Yemen

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    The transfer of arms by Iran to the Houthi violates the embargo place on the Houthis, it also violates UN Security Council 2231, which implemented the nuclear deal. The Houthi movement has been defending Yemen against a bloody Saudi-led military campaign, which was launched in 2015 with the help of the USA and the United Kingdom to reinstall the country's former Riyadh-friendly government.
  • Shankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal passes away at 82

    Shankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal passes away at 82

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    He described as a frontrunner of "innumerable community service initiatives". Coming as a shock to his followers, the famous seer Saraswathi was arrested in November 2004 in connection with an alleged conspiracy to kill Sankarraman who was an accountant in his mutt and was found murdered on temple premises on September 3, 2004.
  • Ford, Regalbuto and Shaud Return for Murphy Brown Revival

    Ford, Regalbuto and Shaud Return for Murphy Brown Revival

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    CBS has already committed to 13 episodes of the reboot, which will be set in the present day. Other members of the original cast include Charles Kimbrough , who plays Jim Dial and hasn't appeared in a lot in recent years. The network is promising that the series, planned for the 2018-19 season, will "return to a world of cable news, social media, fake news, and a very different political and cultural climate".
  • Get A Beer In Indiana This Sunday

    Get A Beer In Indiana This Sunday

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    You maybe seeing a few less license plates from IN in Branch County store parking lots on Sundays, especially IN stores where alcohol is being sold. State Sen. That issue is tabled for now, but Ricker isn't done fighting. "That's what the mission is". A push by the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association for expanded cold beer sales went nowhere this year.
  • New Jersey Senate To Vote On Property Tax Plan

    New Jersey Senate To Vote On Property Tax Plan

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    The legislation passed the same day New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal asked the IRS to agree that prepaid 2018 property taxes would qualify for deduction. "You have to give something and get nothing back in return", Oroho said. The slower rate at which property taxes have increased over recent years is partially a result of former Gov.
  • Jared Kushner said to lose top secret security clearance

    Jared Kushner said to lose top secret security clearance

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    The Washington Post reported Tuesday that officials in at least four countries "have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience".