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On a website for internal State Department use, someone had even begun translating the Goldstein statement so that embassies could post it - but abandoned the effort after only two languages. The U.S. still has no ambassador in more than 40 capitals, including in key ally states like Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. Mattis declined to comment on when he learned of Tillerson's dismissal and did not offer any personal thoughts about it, other than to say it was not discussed in his past ...
  • Dem Rep: Intentional or not, Zinke's 'konnichiwa' comment is offensive

    Dem Rep: Intentional or not, Zinke's 'konnichiwa' comment is offensive

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    Speaking at a meeting for the House Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday, Zinke made the inappropriate comment in response to Rep. Colleen Hanabusa . "No better example of why we need continued support for historical sites where the rights of Japanese Americans were violated b/c of race". Hanabusa - whose were sent to the internment camps by the American government during World War II - understandably appears to take the issue of remembering these grievous wrongs very seriously.
  • Russia Set to Retaliate Against US With More Sanctions

    Russia Set to Retaliate Against US With More Sanctions

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    London also said that it had suspensed all planned high level bilateral contacts and would implement a boycott by ministers and the royal family of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation this coming June. Russia's ambassador to Britain said Friday the 23 expulsions will reduce staff at the embassy by about 40 percent. India's position is understood to be that while it strongly condemns the action on British soil, it hopes that the issue is dealt with through dialogue between ...
  • Undocumented immigrant appointed to statewide post in California

    Undocumented immigrant appointed to statewide post in California

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    The Senate Rules Committee placed Mateo on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, which serves the California Student Aid Commission. California became the first state in the U.S.to allow undocumented immigrants to practice law in 2014, with NY following in its footsteps not long after.
  • Facing far-right challenge, minister says Islam doesn't belong to Germany

    Facing far-right challenge, minister says Islam doesn't belong to Germany

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    Her remarks contradicted remarks of Horst Seehofer, the country's new interior minister, who has chaired Merkel's sister party, the CSU, for 10 years. On Wednesday morning, a coalition of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party with the Social Democrats and the Christian Social Union prepared to take power in the country's "third grand coalition" government, in an arrangement agreed in February.
  • Star Wars? President Trump proposes military

    Star Wars? President Trump proposes military "space force"

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    We're making a Space Force. In a somewhat surreal scenario, President Trump yesterday riffed on the idea of a "Space Force", something he'd clearly been briefed on at some point. Retired Col. Shawn Barnes, assistant vice commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, is scheduled to address a Tuesday meeting of ADDAPT, a trade organization that advocates for Long Island defense and aerospace companies.
  • Here's the First Official Trailer for 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation'

    Here's the First Official Trailer for 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation'

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    The trailer also seems to discuss The Situation's upcoming prison sentence, which is a bit dark, but feel refreshingly real compared to what we're used to when it comes to Jersey Shore . Otherwise, the GTL (gym, tan, laundry), the drinking, the dancing and the cabs (Ubers?) should all be game for a return next month. He and Snooki became engaged before the first season aired.
  • Neglect of OBCs-Dalits in party behind UP bypoll debacle: BJP leader

    Neglect of OBCs-Dalits in party behind UP bypoll debacle: BJP leader

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    Opposition BJP that is going all out to unseat the Congress and come back to power for a second time. In Bihar, the RJD won the Araria Lok Sabha and Jehanabad Assembly seats, while the BJP won the Bhabhua Assembly seat. Shivpal's tweet set off a fresh round of speculation that there could be a patch up between the uncle and his nephew and that he could vote for the Rajya Sabha candidates of the SP and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on March 23.
  • BJP sinks in UP, Bihar by-polls

    BJP sinks in UP, Bihar by-polls

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    On the performance of his government after completion of one year in power, Yogi claimed that past governments of the state had destroyed institutions in UP and the first stage of their work was to remove potholes from the roads. On the all-important question of whether or not this alliance could continue for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, he struck a more cautious note saying, "Wait and watch".
  • US Says Russian Hackers Now Targeting Power Grid, Water Systems

    US Says Russian Hackers Now Targeting Power Grid, Water Systems

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    Last September, security firm Symantec warned of a resurgence in energy sector attacks by a group of Kremlin-backed hackers known collectively as Dragonfly. In recent weeks, senior USA intelligence officials said that the Kremlin believes it can launch hacking operations against the West with impunity. Russian hackers "in multiple instances" gained access to networks containing data outputted from energy generation facilities, according to the analysis.
  • Smattering of peaceful protests greet Donald Trump at Mexico border

    Smattering of peaceful protests greet Donald Trump at Mexico border

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    Congress has yet to fund the president's campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S. Southern border that will cost an estimated $18 billion, nor does it use the prototype designs ordered by Trump. "You are always going to have a cross border threat". A man, woman and two children were seen climbing the border fence at the site Monday and were immediately detained.
  • Trump's State Department, CIA picks deserve scrutiny

    Trump's State Department, CIA picks deserve scrutiny

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    He said , "It's galling to read of her glee during the waterboarding ", adding, "It's absolutely appalling". Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said on Wednesday that he will "do everything I can to block" Haspel and ascending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo .
  • White House downplaying results of Pa

    White House downplaying results of Pa

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    There are also an unknown number of provisional ballots that aren't tallied. In some states, a gap that small would prompt an automatic recount. As academic experts noted following the vote, Lamb's margin of victory might be as much as Democrats can expect in 2018.
  • Mugabe says Mnangagwa 'illegal', demands 'proper' meeting

    Mugabe says Mnangagwa 'illegal', demands 'proper' meeting

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    Viewed by some as a liberation hero, others remember Mugabe for turning a promising country into an economic basket case and worldwide pariah. Finally, the military rolled tanks into the streets after Mnangagwa, then deputy president, was sacked amid factional battles within the ruling ZANU-PF party and growing concern that Mugabe's wife Grace was maneuvering to take over from her elderly husband.
  • Putin calls on Russians to cast their votes for country's future

    Putin calls on Russians to cast their votes for country's future

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    Lithuania's foreign minister said the poisoning of Sergei Skripal - which has been blamed on Russian Federation - was a test of the UK's strength and diplomatic links ahead of Brexit. Treasury said that the attack caused several USA hospitals to be unable to create electronic medical records for more than a week. The ruble slipped slightly on the latest USA sanctions, but wasn't the worst-hit among emerging markets currencies as the dollar gained across the board.
  • TN Assembly passes unanimous resolution on Cauvery issue

    TN Assembly passes unanimous resolution on Cauvery issue

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    The resolution was passed in a special session originally called by the opposition party DMK . "DMK is ready to do so", he said. Earlier in the day, Opposition legislators led by DMK working president MK Stalin walked out of the Assembly, boycotting the state budget for 2018-19 presented by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who handles the finance portfolio.