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76ers: Embiid out indefinitely, Simmons has minor procedure

76ers: Embiid out indefinitely, Simmons has minor procedure

In what has become his first National Basketball Association season, the 22-year-old has appeared in a total of 31 games as member of the 76ers. The bad news keeps coming for the Philadelphia 76ers. 1 overall pick from last year's NBA Draft has yet to make his professional debut, he will now undergo a "minor foot procedure to stimulate bone growth [and] accelerate healing". Read More

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8-year-old girl fatally shot after traffic accident

Latoyia Thomas told KPRC-TV the Pontiac's driver abandoned the wreck and got into the third auto, a dark, four-door sedan. The girl, who was in the backseat of the Honda, was hit. "I thought she was still asleep", Thomas said. The auto that struck Thomas' sped off, but another one pulled up. She was an honor roll student who was just beginning to learn how to play the violin. Read More

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I'm a College Professor-And I'm Bullish on Betsy DeVos

I'm a College Professor-And I'm Bullish on Betsy DeVos

DeVos is a strong supporter of private and charter schools and her lack of experience and knowledge of public education was clearly voiced in her confirmation hearing. The new ruling fails to take account of what common humanity should acknowledge: that within a school bathroom or outside it, a transgender student is much more likely to be the victim of bullying than to be its perpetrator. Read More

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Car Bomber Kills 45 in Syria's Al-Bab

Car Bomber Kills 45 in Syria's Al-Bab

Most of the casualties were of fighters. Sousian village is a few miles from al-Bab. Dozens have been injured, the Britain-based watchdog says. Civilians were gathering to seek permission to return to al-Bab when the bomb exploded, the opposition-run Qasioun news agency said. Read More

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Trump administration poised to rescind guidelines on protections for transgender students

Attorney General Jeff Sessions flexed his influence with President Donald Trump after the president sided with him in reversing the Obama administration's draft guidelines on transgender students' bathroom use in schools. Although the original guidance carried no force of law, transgender rights advocates say it was necessary to protect students from discrimination. Read More

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Audio clip released in Delphi, Ind. double homicide

Audio clip released in Delphi, Ind. double homicide

The Indiana State Police Alliance (ISPA) has established an account for individuals or businesses wishing to donate to the Delphi Reward Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Indiana State Police Alliance Foundation. The photo appears to show a white male, wearing blue jeans and a jacket. State police say they are choosing to not release any more information due to the risk of soliciting phony tips or assisting the murderer. Read More

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Rouhani: Iran paid heavy price to support Palestinians

Rouhani: Iran paid heavy price to support Palestinians

The Supreme Leader's bellicose comments, made during a two-day conference in Tehran focused on its support for the Palestinians, come at a time of increasingly heated rhetoric between Iran, Israel and the United States. Ayatollah Khamenei's words are a clear message that the two defeated pro-reform candidates in the 2009 presidential election will not be released before this year's vote. Read More

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China sees chance of six-party talks with North Korea

On Sunday, China suddenly announced that it is suspending all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year, a move that signals deterioration in the Beijing- Pyongyang relationship after a few nuclear tests last year. "That's why we are more and more strict with North Korea". On Wednesday, Pyongyang defended the missile launch and slammed the UN Security Council condemnation. Read More

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Iran To Hold Military Drills Next Week Despite US Warnings

On Monday, the IRGC Ground Force launched the first phase of a large-scale military exercise in Dasht-e Kavir in central Iran, Tasnim news agency reported. National Security Adviser Mike Flynn warned that he was "putting Iran on notice" following the tests and President Donald Trump vowed that "nothing is off the table" if the Islamic Republic refused to toe the line. Read More

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Cops: Plan to kill Kim Jong Nam executed by professionals

North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol is expected to be summoned by Wisma Putra on Monday after he criticised Malaysia for refusing to release the body of Kim Jong-nam. Authorities are now trying to contact Kim's family over the release of his body. Kim Jong Nam also criticized North Korea's dynastic succession and that he had no interest in running the country, which remains in the iron grip of his half-brother - the third generation Kim to be the country's dictator. Read More

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Samsung heir arrested over bribery claims in South Korea

Samsung heir arrested over bribery claims in South Korea

But a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said on Wednesday it had since then expanded the charges against Lee to include hiding the proceeds of a criminal act, as well as bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and perjury. A Samsung spokesperson, on the phone to The Register , refused to deny Lee had been arrested. The issuance of this ruling implies that Lee Jae Yong will be included in the charges that President Park and Choi are facing. Read More

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New Gambian president to be inaugurated on home soil

New Gambian president to be inaugurated on home soil

Leaders of several African nations were in attendance for Barrow's official inauguration, including the president of Senegal, Macky Sall, who helped negotiate an end to the standoff with Jammeh. After hours of ceremony, including a marching band, Barrow addressed the nation. "Gambia has changed forever". He promised improved employment opportunities, food security and export growth, sanitation and access to clean water. Read More

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Kim Jong-nam poisoned with chemical spray

Kim Jong-nam poisoned with chemical spray

Since Thae's defection, North Korea has been especially sensitive to the prospect of other high-level defectors. As you know, many of them are getting purged or dismissed, and Kim Jong Nam was still an influential person, so there is a possibility that the people who chose to get rid of Kim Jong Nam were afraid of Kim Jong Un. Read More

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Syrian government accused of eight chemical attacks in Aleppo

Syrian government accused of eight chemical attacks in Aleppo

Syria and its ally Russian Federation, which helped the government's troops in the assault on Aleppo, have repeatedly denied using chemical weapons in the conflict and have instead accused rebels of deploying poison gas. HRW said it interviewed witnesses, collected photos and reviewed video footage indicating that chlorine bombs were dropped from government helicopters during the offensive from November 17 to December 13. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani wants 'neighbourly relations' with Arabian Gulf

Iran's Rouhani wants 'neighbourly relations' with Arabian Gulf

Speaking at a meeting with Luxembourg's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn, Rouhani called for expansion of ties in banking and insurance spheres, the official news website of Iranian government said, according to Vestnik Kavkaza. Rouhani will meet Sultan Qaboos later in the day for talks before leaving for Kuwait, his last stop in his two-leg tour. Hassan Rouhani held talks with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday, who last month launched a dialogue with the ... Read More

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