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Under Spanish law, the lesser charge of sexual abuse differs from rape in that it does not involve violence or intimidation. The prosecutor said it would appeal the ruling in coming days on the grounds of infringement of the law, arguing that the attack carried out by the five men on an 18-year-old teenager in the lobby of a residential building was rape, not sexual abuse .
  • Statewide Teacher Walkout Enters Second Day

    Statewide Teacher Walkout Enters Second Day

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    Tens of thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of public school classrooms on Thursday to demand better pay and more education funding , in the latest revolt by educators that has spread to the U.S. Karin Cather, an Arizona parent, said diverting money from public schools winds up affecting students like her son, who receives special education services.
  • Government pot shops should be open by end of summer, Farnworth says

    Government pot shops should be open by end of summer, Farnworth says

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    The province will have exclusive rights over wholesale distribution of cannabis, through the Liquor Distribution Branch, and will provide the authority for public retail sales. The province is still waiting for the federal government to unveil a road-side saliva test that accurately detects drugs. "This marks a major milestone, and puts our province in a position to not only be ready for federal cannabis legalization in late summer but does so in a way that reflects the province's goals ...
  • NAFTA Negotiations Resume In Washington, DC; Auto Industry Remains In Dispute

    NAFTA Negotiations Resume In Washington, DC; Auto Industry Remains In Dispute

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    But numerous irritants remain, leaving uncertainty about what happens next, with U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs set to kick in next week and the deadline fast approaching to get a deal that can be voted on by the current U.S. According to the study , compiled by the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., the current proposals on rules of origin for cars could force some US automotive and parts manufacturing to move to lower-cost regions outside North America.
  • Rahul Gandhi's plane develops technical snag, Congress hints at sabotage

    Rahul Gandhi's plane develops technical snag, Congress hints at sabotage

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    Rahul started his campaign in the State on Thursday from Ankola in Uttara Kananda district. The election to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly will be held on May 12. And that constitutes the X factor in the Karnataka elections. The stage is all decked up for the elections and with 40 star campaigners including PM Modi, the BJP is quite hopeful of its win.
  • Russian Federation slammed for 'stunt' bringing Douma residents to OPCW

    Russian Federation slammed for 'stunt' bringing Douma residents to OPCW

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    The United States, Britain, and France fired more than 100 missiles at Syrian facilities on April 14 in response to what Western officials say was an April 7 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians in Douma. Russian Federation has accused the Syrian opposition and its first responders, known as the White Helmets, of fabricating videos of chemical weapons attack to frame the government.
  • Naxalites Killed In An Encounter In Chhattisgarh's Bijapur

    Naxalites Killed In An Encounter In Chhattisgarh's Bijapur

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    The combining operation was conducted by a joint squad of Greyhounds, which are an elite anti-Naxal unit of the Telangana Police, and security personnel from Chhattisgarh. The mass surrender is seen as a blow to left-wing extremists, who are seen on the back-foot owing to the aggressive operations continuing against them across Bastar region.
  • White House doctor withdraws bid for VA Cabinet job amid misconduct uproar

    White House doctor withdraws bid for VA Cabinet job amid misconduct uproar

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    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said there was some "uncertainty" that Jackson has the needed support to be confirmed, noting "we only have 50 Republican votes present and so I don't know yet how this is going to unfold". "Dr. Jackson will look forward to telling his story". Mr Trump said he would bring accountability to the department and expand access to private doctors, which veterans' groups have argued could be an unwelcome step towards privatising all of their healthcare.
  • Facebook sales up 50 per cent despite data scandal

    Facebook sales up 50 per cent despite data scandal

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    Facebook said monthly active users in the first quarter rose to 2.2 billion, up 13 per cent from a year earlier and matching expectations, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. This could also expose Facebook to more regulatory risk, fines and penalties, beyond the scrutiny that's already led Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to testify to Congress, it warned in the filing covering results from the first quarter of 2018.
  • Royal baby named Prince Louis

    Royal baby named Prince Louis

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have called their third child Louis Arthur Charles - and royal experts say it's a nod to relatives, past and present. Their two other children - Prince George , aged four, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte - had met the latest addition to the family earlier in the afternoon, before returning home to Kensington Palace.
  • Paul Ryan calls for House chaplain's resignation

    Paul Ryan calls for House chaplain's resignation

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    Conroy was not afraid to weigh in on political issues in the past. Though Conroy has refused to make any additional comments on the matter, sources from both the Democratic and Republican parties are confirming that Chaplain Conroy was pushed out by Ryan.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation must keep up momentum on Russian Federation

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation must keep up momentum on Russian Federation

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met the South's President Moon Jae-in and agreed to pursue permanent peace and the complete denuclearisation of their divided peninsula. As the ministers meet in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in Washington for a much-anticipated meeting with Trump, hard on the heels of French President Emmanuel Macron's triumphant three-day state visit.
  • Iniesta to leave Barca at the end of the season

    Iniesta to leave Barca at the end of the season

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    In a press conference attended by members of the first team and the club's board on Friday, Iniesta said he wanted to finish at Barca "feeling useful, feeling important and still winning titles". "When we won the World Cup, Iniesta played very well". A ninth LaLiga title is likely to be confirmed this weekend - a 35th career trophy for club and country, hot on the heels of a sixth Copa for the four-time Champions League victor.
  • IAAF rule change threatens Semenya career

    IAAF rule change threatens Semenya career

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    In a tweet on Wednesday, as the news of the rules began to leak out, she said: "How attractive it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged". "We have seen in a decade and more of research that 7.1 in every 1000 elite female athletes in our sport have elevated testosterone levels, the majority are in the restricted events covered by these regulations", Bermon said.
  • Shad Khan offers to buy Wembley Stadium but not to relocate

    Shad Khan offers to buy Wembley Stadium but not to relocate

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    The billionaire, who is worth around £5.25bn, bought Fulham football club in 2013. "Having stadium options in London has always been critical to the National Football League and, in tandem with our 10-year partnership with Tottenham Hotspur , this new relationship would allow for even greater flexibility in scheduling future National Football League games in London".
  • NFL Draft: Rashaan Evans taken by the Tennessee Titans

    NFL Draft: Rashaan Evans taken by the Tennessee Titans

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    He was selected as one of Alabama's permanent team captains as a senior. They moved up even higher, swapping first-round slots with the Ravens along with their fourth-round pick at No. Although the Titans lost in the Divisional round, Mike Mularkey's team excelled on the defensive side of the ball and found some consistency in the running game.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee passes bill to protect Mueller

    Senate Judiciary Committee passes bill to protect Mueller

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    From the beginning, I've said-including to the president-that Mr. Mueller's investigation must be allowed to run its course. It also would create a 10-day window within which a special counsel could petition a panel of judges to determine if the firing was for good cause .
  • Trump warns rivals over 2026 bid

    Trump warns rivals over 2026 bid

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    Count the President of the United States among those who are on board for the country hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup with Canada and Mexico. He said that the U.S., along with Mexico and Canada, have "put together a STRONG bid". The U.S. last hosted the massive men's soccer tournament in 1994. A February report from Sam Borden of ESPN.com noted Morocco may actually be beating the North American bid to host the event.
  • Israeli Teens Killed, 1 Missing After Getting Caught In Flash Flood

    Israeli Teens Killed, 1 Missing After Getting Caught In Flash Flood

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    Of the 25 students who went on the hike, nine were killed, two others taken to hospital suffering from cold-related injuries and 13 rescued. Haaretz reported that eight of the deceased were female and one was male. The IAF's Elite 669 Search and Rescue Unit was called in to search for the remaining missing students. "Our prayers and thoughts are with our brothers, our children, and our loved ones who are in trouble".