• Tennessee Amber Alert: Teacher planned to take girl to Mexico, documents show
Tennessee Amber Alert: Teacher planned to take girl to Mexico, documents show

She is allegedly charged with abusing five of her 10 children, including Elizabeth Thomas, based on the The Tennessean . Daphne Quinn, Cummins' sister, said she spoke with her brother at the weekend and he told her that he only went with the teen because she was planning to run away and he wanted to keep her safe.

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  • Palestine Authority to stop paying for Gaza electricity
Palestine Authority to stop paying for Gaza electricity

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs released a statement on Monday saying that Israeli Prison Service officials had forcibly moved hunger-striking prisoners to different sections of Israeli jails, confiscated clothes and personal belongings and placed leading figures in solitary confinement.

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  • 'The Simpsons' needles Trump ahead of 100-day milestone
'The Simpsons' needles Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

Mr Trump has provided the show's writers with plenty of material since his January 20 inauguration, with the show often using wealthy villain Mr Burns (Homer Simpson's boss) as a proxy for many of Mr Trump's real-life actions. In his previous life, Trump was a wealthy tycoon from NY who rose to global fame as host for 14 seasons of reality TV sho...

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  • Barcelona pay tribute to their favourite son Lionel Messi, watch videos here
Barcelona pay tribute to their favourite son Lionel Messi, watch videos here

Messi eventually was shown a yellow card for taking off his shirt. The second Clasico of the 2016-17 season could not have come at a better time for Real Madrid as Barcelona looked shaky and shot on confidence coming into the fixture, while Los Blancos were flying high after their Champions League success against Bayern Munich.

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  • China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier
China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier

China's only other carrier is the Liaoning , a refitted Soviet ship that was commissioned into China's navy in 2012. The Chinese state media said that the carrier, designed in China and built in the northeastern port of Dalian , is not expected to enter service until 2020.

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  • Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk
Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

Tom MacArthur's proposed amendment ", the statement read , "the House Freedom Caucus has taken an official position in support of the current proposal". They are concerned about weakening the protections for people with pre-existing conditions - a major reason that the MacArthur amendment is not sitting well with a significant swath of the Hous...

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  • Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments
Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

The inspector general of the Department of Defense also opened an investigation of Flynn earlier this month, according to an April 11 letter released by Democrats on the oversight committee Thursday. Spicer also said the Trump administration welcomes the Department of Defense investigation of Flynn. The issue involving Turkey emerged after F...

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  • Could tensions turn into war in North Korea?
Could tensions turn into war in North Korea?

Confusion had clouded the carrier's whereabouts earlier this month after U.S. officials indicated it was sailing towards North Korea when in fact it was heading south. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that the North appeared to have deployed a large number of long-range artillery units in the region of Wonsan on its east coast on Tuesd...

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  • Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle
Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.

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  • US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power
US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

America's Pacific forces commander, Adm. Harry Harris Jr., told Congress on Wednesday the system would be operational within days. Harris said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system being deployed in South Korea would be operational in the coming days, bolstering the ability to defend the US ally and the 28,500 USA troops statione...

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  • What? The Texas legislature is giving a hearing to a NONdiscrimination bill?
What? The Texas legislature is giving a hearing to a NONdiscrimination bill?

Authored by Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), Senate Bill 4 requires cities and college campuses to comply with federal immigration officials in inquires about people's immigration status. "We are angry that our rights as black people who suffered so much has been hijacked for the homosexual agenda". But by the end of the debate, Republicans had...

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  • Trump comments on 100 day mark
Trump comments on 100 day mark

According to the survey, Donald Trump's approval rating of 42 per cent is the lowest during the first 100 days of a U.S. presidency since that of Dwight D Eisenhower back in 1953. The same report added, "Just 27 percent give him high marks for being knowledgeable and experienced enough to handle the presidency, and only 21 percent give him high...

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  • New York Giants' team needs entering 2017 NFL Draft
New York Giants' team needs entering 2017 NFL Draft

Two Tigers have now gone in the Top 10 of the NFL Draft for the second time in program history. Here's how Twitter felt about the Jets pick. "He called me insane", Adams said, as transcribed by The Advocate . But there's uncertainty as to whether the youngsters will be cornerstones for the future at the position. Last season, the Jets had one of...

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  • Cuomo marks opening of new span at Kosciuszko Bridge
Cuomo marks opening of new span at Kosciuszko Bridge

The first of two new spans opened to traffic between Brooklyn and Queens today. Construction of a second cable-stay span with six lanes of traffic headed to Kings County, is in the works and is scheduled to open in 2020. The lighting system is part of Cuomo's "New York Harbor of Lights" initiative that will include all seven MTA-operated bridges an...

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  • ISIS Meets Deadly New Enemy: Wild Boars
ISIS Meets Deadly New Enemy: Wild Boars

An apparent ambush of ISIS militants is making headlines, if only because those who overpowered them were reportedly wild boars. Kirkuk officials have requested the Iraqi government bring in more security, but all military personnel is now directed toward the fight in Mosul, the ISIS capital of Iraq.

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  • China Seeks Russia's Help to 'Cool' N Korea Situation
China Seeks Russia's Help to 'Cool' N Korea Situation

Pyongyang tested two ballistic missiles in the past year, and claims it is close to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear warhead that could reach the US. On Friday, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that "conflict could break out at any moment ", adding that if war occurred there could be no victor.

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  • Saudis elected to United Nations women's rights board
Saudis elected to United Nations women's rights board

While the World Economic Report does rank Saudi Arabia 134 out of 145 countries on its 2015 gender gap report, it is not the only country on the commission with an incredibly low ranking. Saudi Arabia spreads its reactionary version of Islam through the thousands of mosques and schools it builds overseas, as well as through the funding of ext...

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  • Democratic Illinois House OKs Public Funding for Abortions
Democratic Illinois House OKs Public Funding for Abortions

Supreme Court follows President Donald Trump's call to overturn its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that permitted abortions 44 years ago. They say the proposal would also safeguard abortion access in IL by striking language in current law expressing the state's intent to criminalize the procedure if the landmark 1973 U.S.

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  • Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors

With the way this series has gone, taking Milwaukee is probably the smart pick for Game 5. Is this series, he's been the X factor. "Giving myself up for the team and trying every day to get better whether it's coming off the bench, cheering for Kyle and DeMar, the guys on the floor, going in there making hustle plays, focusing on the defence, pus...

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  • Refugee boat sinks between Greece and Turkey, 16 drown
Refugee boat sinks between Greece and Turkey, 16 drown

Authorities said the dead comprised two children, four women and nine men. A spokesperson said that the survivors, an eight-month pregnant woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and another woman from Cameroon, were "out of danger" following hospital treatment and would receive accommodation and support in Greece.

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