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Teacher handcuffed after questioning superintendent's pay raise during school board meeting

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Told Hargrave (see first video below), 'For a superintendent or any person in a position of leadership getting any type of raise, I feel like it's a slap in the face for teachers, cafeteria workers and any other support staff we have '. The Abbeville Police Department says they have received numerous emails and phone calls about the arrest but all questions concerning this incident should be made to the Vermilion Parish School Board. Read More »

Israel announces travel ban on pro-Palestinian boycott advocates

Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan stated that "the consolidation of the list is another step in our struggle against the incitement and lies of the boycott organizations". It includes the UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and War on Want. A familiar bête noire in the British Jewish community, Tonge's provocations have included the hosting of a Palestine solidarity meeting at the House of Lords in October 2016 where Israel was compared to ISIS and Jews were blamed for the ... Read More »

SC agrees to revisit order banning gay sex

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Bryant , 17-642. "Those who haven't been and won't be harmed by this law shouldn't be allowed to restrict freedom for others by ensuring dissenters are left open to the government discrimination that has already occurred in states without protective laws like this one". Read More »

Fire breaks out at Session Court, no reports of injuries

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Although the studio had fire-fighting equipment installed, it was not functional, said fire officials. According to the Mumbai fire department, the fire was reported at 8.07 pm, and the fire engines reached the spot at 8.25 pm. Nearly 150 people had been evacuated", said deputy chief fire officer Shyam Kharbade. The incident comes close on the heels of the Kamala Mills inferno which claimed 14 lives on 29 December, 2017. Read More »

United States faces criticism at Security Council meeting on Iran protests

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American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Iran, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. We will not be quiet. "However worrying the recent events were, they did not constitute a threat to global peace and security". However, France's United Nations ambassador Francois Delattre argued that the protests don't threaten global peace and security, saying: "We must be wary of any attempts to exploit this ... Read More »

Man dies in Stockholm after picking up suspected grenade

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Police also said the man died at the hospital and that the woman was also taken to the hospital and had wounds on her face and both legs. But police haven't confirmed the exact nature of the explosive device. "It is too early to say", Mr Olsson said. Police cordoned off the station and the square outside as bomb squad experts moved in to investigate. Police patrols will remain in the area throughout Sunday night and Monday, with the municipality offering crisis counseling to local ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions re-introduces anti-marijuana laws

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Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said the Trump administration's move to end the legalization of non-medical marijuana is backwards and unproductive, business news channel CNBC reported . Kate Brown said. But in the aftermath of Sessions' decision, he seems to have backtracked from that position. "This is an industry that Oregonians have chosen - and one I will do everything in my legal authority to protect", Rosenblum said. Read More »

Success! Trump's Bogus Election Integrity Commission Is Over

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Trump convened the commission in May to investigate the 2016 presidential election after repeatedly making unsubstantiated claims that between 3 million and 5 million illegally cast ballots had cost him the popular vote. "He has a right to access documents that the commission is considering relying on in the course of developing its final recommendations", U.S. District Jude Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote in her ruling last month, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time. Read More »

Tamil Nadu bus strike enters Day 3, no respite for passengers

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Those who don't come to work and cause hardship to the public must face the consequences, whoever they may be", the court said. More than 15,000 government buses stayed off roads on Friday as transport workers declared an indefinite strike seeking salary hike and pay parity with drivers in other departments. Read More »

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets 3.5 years in jail

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The counsel said failure to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh each under the IPC and the PCA would entail another six months in jail for the RJD leader. His son Tejashwi Yadav said that they will approach the high court and also apply for bail after studying the sentence. Read More »

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

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The congressional source told NBC News that the $18 billion request is not likely to be dealt with in upcoming funding discussions. President Trump has told Democrats that he will not sign any bill regarding protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without funding for The Wall being including in the legislation. Read More »

President HW Bush offers condolences on passing of astronaut John Young

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NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa said, "It would be hard to overstate the impact that John Young had on human space flight". He flew twice during the two-man Gemini missions of the mid-1960s, twice to the moon during NASA's Apollo program, and twice more aboard the new space shuttle Columbia in the early 1980s. Read More »

Live results for $450M Mega Millions drawing on 01/05/18

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Americans spent $80.5 billion on lottery games a year ago, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million. He said he only bought one ticket for each drawing. Van Denton, spokesman for the N.C. Education Lottery, said big jackpots for the two games tend to see-saw. Read More »

Sears to close 24 auto centers

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Kmart will continue to operate in Ceres, Oakdale and Stockton, among other locations around the nation. The Plattsburgh location has been deemed unprofitable by corporate headquarters, who announced on Thursday the closure of 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears locations between March and early April. Read More »

Investigators Suspect Somebody Set Roy Moore Accuser's House on Fire

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A spokesman for the Etowah County Sheriff's Department said the fire is under investigation by the Arson Task Force , but no charges have been filed. He lost the special election to Democrat Doug Jones on December 12, turning Alabama blue from red for the first time in 25 years. Reuters was unable to independently verify the allegations, and Moore has denied any wrongdoing. Read More »

Man accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Spirit Airlines flight

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The woman told flight attendants, who said she appeared "visibly upset" while trying to explain what happened, according to the complaint. She says her trousers and shirt were unbuttoned. In the statement, he also added that he hadn't done anything apart from learning from his wife that the 22-year-old woman was sleeping on his knees. They also noticed her trousers were unbuttoned. Read More »

United States envoy calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran

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After she read out social media posts written by Iranians in support of the protests , Haley dismissed Iranian leaders' contention that the protests were designed by Iran's enemies. "What made you believe that you are on the right side of history?" the reporter asked. She added that the Trump administration wants to advance the peace process but the Palestinians have to "show the world that they want to come to the table". Read More »

Apartment catches fire in NY; at least 12 hurt

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At least 23 people are injured in a fire that breaks out in a building in the Bronx, New York City, on January 2, 2018 . The cause of the fire is unknown. Another resident escaped with her two children and dog. The fire is believed to have started on a furniture store on the first floor. Last Thursday, another fire at an apartment block close to the Bronx Zoo was started by a three-year-old boy who was playing with stove burners. Read More »

Instant talaq bill listed for today in rajya sabha

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Though a few allies of the BJP like the Shiv Sena have demanded that the bill be sent to a select committee, the government feels no need for it as the legislation has already been debated upon in the Lok Sabha . When the Bill was in the Lok Sabha, most of the leading parties in the Opposition, including Congress, had voted in its favour. Congress may even insist on sending the Bill to a standing committee or panel to remove the clauses in question. Read More »

Two lottery jackpots have Coast residents heading to the borders

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Meanwhile, Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot is up to $440 million. Tonight's Mega Million's jackpot will be worth at least $343 million, while Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is at least $440 million. The very next Mega Millions drawing was won by a single lottery ticket sold in IL. In August, an IL player won a $393 million jackpot. It was sold in MA. Read More »

Iran blames Riyadh, US, UK for protests

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Hundreds of people have been arrested following the clashes. Two other people people died when protesters are said to have seized a fire engine and ran into a vehicle. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling the protesters "brave" and "heroic", said in a video posted to YouTube on Monday that the protesters sought freedom, justice and 'the basic liberties that have been denied to them for decades'. Read More »

Israeli Minister Encourages Iran Protests, Says Israel is not Involved

Protesters have chanted, "Death to the dictator!", "We do not want an Islamic republic!", "Death to Khamenei!" and "Death to Hezbollah!" In a tightly controlled media environment, much of the information about the demonstrations has emerged via social media, and platforms like Telegram and Instagram have been used extensively by protesters. Read More »

Arctic air arrives just in time to ring in New Year

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Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 25 below zero through noon. Earlier in the day, people gathered at family-friendly New Year's Eve celebrations like the Maple Grove Community Center, which featured skating, swimming and bouncing on inflatables, as well as a late-afternoon balloon drop. Read More »

Anjum Bashir terms praises from PM Modi as 'huge inspiration'

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He also said: "It is now time that a system is created where newest development opportunities are easily accessible for the youth of New India as they turn 18", assured Modi in his radio address. In October, it was announced that Indian women over the age of 45 and travelling in groups of four will be able to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms. Read More »

Philadelphia Eagles: The importance of week 17

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The unit has avoided injuries for most of the year, with the exception being Hicks. In order to make it where they want to go, Foles will have to look more like he did against the Giants than in the two weeks since. Hopefully, by the second half, all of the starters should be pulled from the game and Sudfeld can get playing time. Jones had "mini-open repair" surgery performed by Dr. Read More »

S Korea seizes another ship suspected of transferring oil to N Korea

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South Korea has seized and inspected a Panama-flagged ship suspected of selling oil to North Korea at sea in violation of United Nations sanctions, maritime authorities said, according to Yonhap News Agency reported. South Korea has seized a second ship as part of what it describes as an ongoing effort to monitor North Korea's attempts to evade United Nations sanctions. Read More »

Multiple deputies down following domestic disturbance call at Colorado apartment complex

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Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish was pronounced dead at the hospital, where other law enforcement soon after formed a large memorial procession heading to the county coroner's office. The sheriff's office tweeted he is believed to be "no longer a threat". The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Colorado State Patrol are all on accident alert because of this incident. Read More »

Lesbian Couple, Two Kids Murdered in Upstate New York

He said the motive was unknown, adding that police were confident there would be no further arrests but that "it's certainly open as we continue". After police arrested two people in connection to the murders, the community is feeling some relief; lighting candles and releasing balloons in honor of the victims. Read More »

Daughter of NYPD chokehold victim dies

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Following her father's death, Garner led marches in NY and elsewhere, drawing attention to the plight of African-Americans who've been victims of police brutality. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Garner, 27, at a NY hospital. "I have had the privilege of joining with her at a number of events and was deeply impressed with her courage and insights", Sanders tweeted Friday. Read More »

Congress MLA slaps on-duty police, gets slapped in return

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Blaming the PCC for mismanagement at the party's office gate, Kumari added, "I can only blame myself for the unsavoury incident". All of a sudden, the MLA lost her cool and slapped the constable. The meeting is slated at Rajiv Bhawan, the party's headquarters in Shimla . In a spontaneous reaction, the constable too slapped Asha, which left the MLA perturbed. Read More »

Russian Federation confirms missile defense system sale to Turkey

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The statement said Turkish will buy two S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries from Russian Federation under an accord signed, with the first delivery planned for the first quarter of 2020. Turkey will pay 45 percent of the cost in advance, with the remaining 55 percent to be covered by Russian loans, according to the head of Russian state-run Rostec Corporation, Sergey Chemezov. Read More »

Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians

Gunmen killed at least nine people, including three police officers, in an attack on a Coptic Christian church south of Cairo yesterday, medical and security sources said. The Interior Ministry said he opened fire at the entrance to the site and tried to throw an explosive device. The ministry said security forces had "immediately dealt with the (attacker) and arrested him after he was wounded". Read More »

Israel responds with raids to Gaza rockets

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Witnesses said Israeli tanks shelled a position controlled by Hamas in the east of Gaza city. Rocket-warning sirens began shortly after midday in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Sdot Negev regions, alerting residents to take shelter, the Israeli army said on Twitter. Read More »

Anand wins World Rapid Championship

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Anand , the former World No.1 lost his crown to Carlsen in 2013 and although he defeated the Norwegian in 2014, the win Thursday will be a flawless way to finish an underwhelming year for him. To add to that, Anand wasn't in the best frame of mind before entering this tournament. "And then I started to feel the wind was behind me". But it has been the most wonderful surprise. Read More »

Alabama Democrat officially declared victor in US Senate race

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Late Wednesday, hours before the Alabama State Canvassing Board was scheduled to meet Thursday to certify Jones' victory, Moore and his campaign filed a lawsuit alleging that voter fraud had tainted the election results and requesting that certification be delayed. Read More »

Russia: Several injured after blast in Saint Petersburg supermarket, say police

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Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said it was coordinating the search for suspects, and a criminal investigation had been launched. Footage showed multiple medical and police vehicles parked outside the Gigant Hall leisure centre, where the Perekrestok supermarket, in which the incident occurred, is located on the ground floor. Read More »

Donald Trump Tweet-tacks Vanity Fair For "Regret" Over Hillary Clinton Ding

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Mr Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning (AEDT) saying the magazine was "bending over backwards in apologising for the minor hit". " Anna Wintour , who was all set to be Amb to Court of St James's & a big fundraiser for [Crooked Hillary], is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!" Anna Wintour is so upset over Trump's tweet . Read More »

Visa services resume between United States and Turkey

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The U.S. stopped issuing non-immigrant visas in Turkey after a Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul was arrested in October . According to the message, the USA embassy will also restore the issuance of visas to Turkish citizens. Read More »

Extreme cold, risky wind chills for holiday weekend

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This would bring the coldest stretch of below freezing temperatures we've seen in three years. The National Weather Service warned of wind chills between minus 15 and 30 degrees below zero in parts of northern and central IL and said the temperature in ME will remain below freezing for more than 10 days. Read More »

Tax overhaul leads to end-of-year rush to pay property bills

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Councilor Dia Carabajal slammed Rep. John Katko for supporting the federal tax bill , which she said politically targets "blue states", while benefiting wealthy Americans and burdening the working class of NY. More than two-thirds of all taxpayers already have been using the standard deduction under the old tax laws, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation . Read More »

Russian Federation claims United States training former ISIS fighters in Syria

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The comments by British Army Major General Felix Gedney indicate that the coalition will rely on the Syrian government to go after ISIS militants in areas controlled by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Their task is to destabilise the situation'. The New Syrian Army is the former name of a group of us -trained rebels, most of whom were former fighters in the Free Syrian Army and trained to fight ISIS. Read More »

Four dead found in Troy, NY, home; police treating as homicide

The slayings weren't a random act, Tedesco said during a news conference at City Hall. Identifying information about the people also wasn't revealed. "We're going to do everything we can to look into this and get to the bottom of what happened here". Troy police are being assisted by New York State Police and the office of Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove in their investigation. Read More »

United Kingdom minister: Damian Green was sacked because he lied

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Green was appointed as first secretary of state six months ago in a bid to shore up May's premiership. "The unfounded and deeply hurtful allegations that were being levelled at me were distressing both to me and my family, and it is right that these are being investigated by the Metropolitan police's professional standards department", he said. Read More »

J&K encounter: Top JeM militant Noor Mohammad killed

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JeM spokesperson Mohammad Hassan Shah in a statement issued to news agency GNS identified the slain militants as Noor Muhammad Tantray of Tral (Pulwama) and a guest "mujahid" Arsalaan. "They took life of four of our soldiers and in response, we took our revenge and will continue taking strong revenge in coming times", he added. Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmir, S P Pani said that "a cluster of houses at Samboora village was cordoned off" late on Monday night, following "a ... Read More »