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Vietnam veteran, lawmakerVILLAGE OF MILAN, N.M. -- A New Mexico state lawmaker has finally received his medals for his service during the Vietnam War. The Gallup Independent reports Democratic Rep. Eliseo “Lee” Alcon was... presented last week with a Bronze Star for his service as a combat medic and other honors. The medals came almost 50 years...
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An early morning rocket from Gaza struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding six people, including one moderately, an Israeli rescue service said. The sounds of air raid …
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'Medicare for All' means big'Medicare for All' would mean big policy shifts on benefits for immigrants and abortion coverage
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A Kenyan Teacher Who Donates"I feel so happy to be among the best teachers in the world"
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George and Kellyanne ConwayAmerica's sharp polarization over President Trump has, fairly or unfairly, become incarnate in the marriage of George and Kellyanne Conway -- a conservative lawyer who uses Twitter to vent about his... disappointments with Trump and concerns about the president's mental health, on one hand, and Trump's senior counselor and most steadfast defender on cable news. The Conways had predictably different takeaways from Attorney General Robert Barr's four-page summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and any wrongdoing by the Trump campaign. George Conway focused on the part of Barr's report that quotes Mueller as explicitly saying his report "does not exonerate" Trump of criminal obstruction of justice, suggesting that maybe America...
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Trump didn't coordinate withDemocrats press for full disclosure of special counsel Mueller's report on the Russia investigation, anticipate resistance to a complete release
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A pro-military party that wants junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha to remain in power has taken a slight lead in Thailand's elections on Sunday, according to early results from the country's Election... Commission, in what could be a blow to pro-democracy forces fighting to overcome authoritarian military rule.
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Democrats demand to seeAttorney General William Barr has made his determination about Robert Mueller's investigation. Now Democrats want to make their own.
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A party linked to Thailand's military led the popular vote after most ballots had been counted from Sunday's general election, the country's first since a 2014 coup, giving it a surprise advantage... over anti-junta parties hoping to make a comeback.
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Apparent attack comes 10 days after rockets were fired towards Israel's densely populated commercial capital Tel Aviv.
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Sirens sounded in central Israel and police and medics said a house was on fire and six people were wounded on Monday after a suspected rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.
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Explosions have been heard in central Israel after air raid sirens wailed.
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The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has surpassed 1,000 cases, according to the country's health ministry.
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A more skeptical high court toProponents of limiting political redistricting for partisan gain face what looks like a more skeptical court now that Justice Anthony Kennedy has retired
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Last week, the country was plunged into hours of darkness as Eskom battled to sort out issues with generating units at some stations.
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NZ grapples with questions in wake of mosque killings

Al Jazeera English - 25 Mar 2019 05:56
Massacre of 50 Muslims prompts conversations about alt-right, spies and Islamophobia in New Zealand and elsewhere.
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Researcher finds young votersAn election researcher in Florida found that 15 percent of mail-in ballots sent in for the midterm election by Parkland residents between the ages of 18 and 21 were not counted, exceeding the... statewide average, The Washington Post reports. A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in February 2018 killed 17 people, and students there quickly organized, calling for stricter gun laws and holding the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. Daniel A. Smith, chairman of the political science department at the University of Florida, looked at Florida's open-source voting file, and determined that about 1 in 7 mail-in ballots submitted by college-age voters in Parkland were not counted, because they either didn't arrive in time or were rejected for reasons like...
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So Why Did Mueller TellThe "no collusion" takeaway makes the special counsel's fixation on one apparent example of collusion quite perplexing.
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Christchurch mosque shootings:A royal commission will be held into whether New Zealand authorities could have prevented the terror attack on mosques that killed 50 people, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
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The Latest: Trump claimsTrump celebrates a summary of the special counsel's findings, claiming it's 'a complete and total exoneration.'
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Paramedics have arrived at Hardy Reef on the Great Barrier Reef where it is understood a man has been bitten on the leg by a shark. Hardy Reef is a popular mooring location for tourists and... snorkellers.
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Investors ditched shares on Monday and fled to the safety of bonds while the Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high as risk assets fell out of favor on growing fears about a U.S. recession, sending... global yields plunging.
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The United States sailed two ships through the Taiwan Strait, Sunday, in an operation that comes as top officials from the Trump administration prepare to travel to Beijing for high-level trade talks.
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Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital. The unmarked, slightly musty …
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Poorly-named 'SexualIt was an assault on more than the senses. A Russian perfume company is rebranding a fragrance called Sexual Harassment after the name caused a huge stink, Britain's Independent reports. Nikolai... Eremin, head of Nimere Parfums, apologized on Instagram and admitted that the name was in terrible taste. "I was only thinking about my own...
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