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Highways still closed as blizzard moves past Upper Midwest

Highways still closed as blizzard moves past Upper Midwest Interstate 70 is also closed between Kansas and the Denver metro area. Just last month, a bomb cyclone hit many of these same areas, including Colorado , Wyoming , North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. A video from the Minnesota Department of Transportation shows every power line down along a length of Highway 59 near Fulda, in the southeastern side of the state. [Full Article...]

OH bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected

OH bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected The Republican campaigned in support of the ban after his predecessor, Gov. Similar bills had been proposed in OH in the past, but the state's last Republican governor, John Kasich , vetoed those saying that they were unconstitutional. [Full Article...]

New video shows Chicago cops dragging, punching and tasing CPS student

New video shows Chicago cops dragging, punching and tasing CPS student Laurentio Howard has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district, the Chicago Police Department and officers Johnnie Pierre and Sherry Tripp , accusing the defendants of violating his daughter's civil rights. The other officer, who has also not been named, grabs the teenager's arm. "She don't trust nobody no more", Howard confessed to NBC Chicago. The officers stand on either side of ... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Kneels, Kisses Feet of Once-Rival South Sudan Leaders

Pope Francis Kneels, Kisses Feet of Once-Rival South Sudan Leaders South Sudan's civil war has left 2.1 million people internally displaced, with another 2.5 million refugees, according to the United Nations. The Pope said the people of South Sudan are exhausted of conflicting and they yearn for unity and peace. [Full Article...]

Co-pilot, 2 policemen killed in plane crash in Nepal

Co-pilot, 2 policemen killed in plane crash in Nepal Police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi said: "The co-pilot and a policeman died at the crash site". Both airlines are private companies serving locals and tourists in the remote areas of Nepal. Lukla airport is the nearest airport to Mount Everest, while April-May is the peak climbing season in the Himalayan country. The plane, operated by Summit Air, was not carrying passengers as it was trying to... [Full Article...]

China's imports plummet in March

China's imports plummet in March As Lunar New Year festivities usually take place within the first few months of the year, the data discrepancies are caused by base effects due to the festival being held on different dates compared to previous years. The dispute prompted other forecasters and the International Monetary Fund to lower their view for global economic development and has rattled financial markets. [Full Article...]

Congresswoman reacts to criticism of Omar's 9/11 remark

Congresswoman reacts to criticism of Omar's 9/11 remark Omar delivered the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on March 23 where she was recorded describing the September 11 attacks as merely an event where " some people did something ". Ocasio-Cortez also said Omar has "done more for 9/11 families than the GOP" and that Republicans are "happy to weaponize [Omar's] faith". "It was not taken out of c... [Full Article...]

Georgetown Students Vote for $27 Raise in Tuition for Slavery Reparations

Georgetown Students Vote for $27 Raise in Tuition for Slavery Reparations Students at Georgetown University took a major step in reparations reform, after voting in favor to raise tuition at the school by approximately $27 per semester. The student vote comes as the issue of reparations for slaves has gathered momentum among Democratic candidates running for president in 2020. Students at Georgetown University passed a referendum this week that seeks to addres... [Full Article...]

Iranians rally in support of IRGC after United States blacklisting

Iranians rally in support of IRGC after United States blacklisting Last month, a Luxembourg court rejected a U.S. request to compensate victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks by seizing Iranian assets, seven years after a NY court claimed there was evidence of Iran's involvement in the incident. The IRGC statement said the United States blacklisting of the force was the latest in a series of the White House's back-to-back failures in the Middle East, and... [Full Article...]

20 killed, 48 wounded in an explosion in Quetta city of Pakistan

20 killed, 48 wounded in an explosion in Quetta city of Pakistan No group immediately claimed responsibility. The Islamic State Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 21 people and wounded more than 50 others in Quetta, the provincial capital of Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. [Full Article...]

With 117-metre wingspan - completes first flight

With 117-metre wingspan - completes first flight Stratolaunch took off just before 7 AM PDT from the Mojave Air Space Port (MASP), achieved a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour at an altitude of 17,000 feet. And the payload would sit under the conjoined center wing, which is created to carry up to 500,000 pounds. It is created to carry into space, and drop, a rocket that would in turn ignite to deploy satellites. [Full Article...]

Chief: Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony being treated

The boy was initially reported as not breathing, but is being treated at a hospital but there was no immediate word on his condition. 'Additional information from witnesses indicated the 5-year-old might have been pushed or thrown, ' Bloomington Chief of Police Jeff Potts said. [Full Article...]

Two fighting for life after Melbourne nightclub shooting

Two fighting for life after Melbourne nightclub shooting Two men are fighting for life after a shooting outside a nightclub in Melbourne's inner south this morning. Three of the men were aged between 29 and 50, with the age of the fourth yet to be determined, police said. The Victoria Police said in a statement that the incident occurred in Melbourne's Prahran district. Among the four people who were hospitalized, two were in a critical condition. [Full Article...]

Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns

Top House Democrat steps up demand for Trump's tax returns He has asked for six years' worth of the president's personal and business returns. Other Democrats accused the administration of dragging their feet. Neal's latest letter sets the stage for a further escalation in the conflict between Congress and the White House, as legal experts have suggested that an outright denial of their request by Mnuchin could be followed by subpoenas or a lawsuit in f... [Full Article...]

Shots fired by police in London’s Holland Park after vehicle rammed

Shots fired by police in London’s Holland Park after vehicle rammed TV footage later showed a silver auto slewed across the cordoned-off road with its driver's door open and window shattered. Armed Police opened fire on auto speeding towards the Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle. Photos from the scene show a number of police cars and officers in the area. The man has since been arrested and the incident is declared over by police, who are not treating it as ter... [Full Article...]

Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary: PM Modi, President Kovind, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute

Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary: PM Modi, President Kovind, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute The Times of India reported, the British High Commissioner Sir Dominic Eskith paid tribute to the martyrs after reaching the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial on Saturday. He said "an unequivocal official apology" is needed for the "monumental barbarity". Amritsar's Jallianwala Bagh was a desolate piece of land partly used for dumping garbage. [Full Article...]

Child Possibly Thrown or Pushed from Balcony at MOA, Suspect in Custody

Child Possibly Thrown or Pushed from Balcony at MOA, Suspect in Custody Police say that there is no apparent connection between the suspect and the victim or the victim's family. Police detained the man suspected of deliberately causing the child to fall, and he remains in police custody. Police don't have an idea about possible motive, Potts said. "At this point we believe this is an isolated incident", Potts said. "We're actively trying to figure out why this oc... [Full Article...]

European Union countries approve launch of U.S. trade talks READ MORE

European Union countries approve launch of U.S. trade talks READ MORE This latest trade action, announced on April 8, 2019, is pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the same provision used in 2018 for the 10-25% additional tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese products imported into the U.S. Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, recalled the day before in a statement that the case has been in litigation for 14 years and it is time to act on it. [Full Article...]

Canada to reject refugees with claims in other countries

Canada to reject refugees with claims in other countries The measure against so-called "asylum shopping" was slipped into a 392-page budget omnibus bill presented to parliament late Monday. Since early 2017, Canada has seen a rise in asylum seekers with about 40,000 having walked across the border from the United States in response to tightened USA immigration policies. [Full Article...]

Airbnb reverses on delisting Israeli settlements, but won't profit from them

Airbnb reverses on delisting Israeli settlements, but won't profit from them In doing so, they are directly contributing to the maintenance and expansion of illegal settlements, a breach of the Geneva Conventions and a war crime under Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The protest saw a "barbed-wire beach" set up in central London's Soho Square with "No Palestinians allowed" signs illustrating the starkly discriminatory nature of the Israeli settlement ent... [Full Article...]


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