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Supreme Court rejects former president Lula da Silva's plea to avoid jail

Supreme Court rejects former president Lula da Silva's plea to avoid jail

On the eve of the session, the country's army commander raised eyebrows - and was widely celebrated and condemned online - with tweets subtly supporting da Silva's incarceration. Last year, Temer was twice charged with corruption but remained in office because in both cases Congress, which must vote on criminal cases involving a sitting president, made a decision to spare him prosecution. Read More

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Allegations of diverting funds in Andhra are 'baseless': CM Naidu

Allegations of diverting funds in Andhra are 'baseless': CM Naidu

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday, the TDP chief accused the BJP-led NDA government of playing with the emotions of people of Andhra Pradesh . Justifying his decision to leave the NDA, he said he waited for four years and made 29 visits to the Centre on the issue. Mr Naidu also questioned the government over taking back the money granted to the state without any prior notice or intimation alleging that without any information and discussion the government rolled ... Read More

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Designer of Verruckt detained at Dallas airport

Designer of Verruckt detained at Dallas airport

Schooley played a major role in the creation of Verrückt, a 168-foot-high waterslide that decapitated Caleb Schwab on August 7, 2016, at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, authorities alleged. Schwab was the son of Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab, and died on a day when admission was free to the families of state legislators. In a statement last week , Schlitterbahn defended its safety record and said: "Every attraction, from kiddie slide to uphill water coasters undergoes an internal and an ... Read More

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States sue US over the census

States sue US over the census

It gave state officials the right to purchase any federal land in California before the US government sells it. "We are forced to spend our resources to bring these lawsuits against states like California that believe they are above the law and are passing facially unconstitutional laws specifically meant to interfere with the federal government's ability to carry out its legitimate law enforcement duties", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement . Read More

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School Recognizes Success of Student Firefighters

School Recognizes Success of Student Firefighters

The Kentucky teachers are protesting a sudden retirement overhaul, while Oklahoma teachers are fighting for increased investment in their schools even after lawmakers voted them a substantial pay increase. The teachers have ditched their classrooms to rally instead at the state capitols of the two states on Monday to demand for improved funding from lawmakers. Read More

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State Media: Syrian Rebels Begin to Leave Last Bastion in Eastern Ghouta

State Media: Syrian Rebels Begin to Leave Last Bastion in Eastern Ghouta

The retaking of Eastern Ghouta would mark a major milestone in President Bashar Assad's efforts to regain control of territory seized by rebel factions during Syria's seven-year civil war. A statement said the military would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", in reference to the rebels. There was no immediate confirmation from the rebels, but pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan quoted "diplomatic sources" as saying the agreement would see fighters give up heavy ... Read More

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Governor Of Russia's Kemerovo Region Resigns After Deadly Mall Fire

Governor Of Russia's Kemerovo Region Resigns After Deadly Mall Fire

The governor of Russia's Kemerovo region, Aman Tuleyev , has resigned from his office following the backlash from the mall fire that occurred last weekend. Local media reported that the cinema employees would lock doors from the outside to prevent people without a ticket from entering in. Some parents lost all their children, and the youngest victim was a two-year-old toddler. Read More

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U.S. to Require Social Media Usernames of All Visa Applicants

U.S. to Require Social Media Usernames of All Visa Applicants

The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants to submit their social media histories , previous email addresses and phone numbers. It marks the latest example of the Trump administration's enhanced vetting procedures for global travelers. The report also stressed that in May of previous year, when new rules were implemented, the State Department had only collected social media account information from applicants if "that such information is required to confirm ... Read More

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Oklahoma teachers to get pay raise

Oklahoma teachers to get pay raise

Pressure mounted Tuesday on the Republican-led Oklahoma Legislature to broker a deal on taxes to pay for hundreds of millions in new education spending and avert a threatened strike of teachers next week. Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill Thursday giving teachers a $6,100 raise on average, but educators in the state - who rank among the worst paid in the country - are still planning to strike on Monday, demanding higher raises and more education funding. Read More

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Manafort bets on presidential pardon in special counsel case

Manafort bets on presidential pardon in special counsel case

At the time of the calls, Mr. Gates was the Trump campaign's liaison to the Republican National Committee and, before that, he was the campaign's deputy chairman. Oleg Voloshyn, the former spokesman for Ukraine's ministry of foreign affairs under Yanukovych, told Bloomberg previous year that he wrote the op-ed and sent a draft to Kilimnik in early December. Read More

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The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is an all-American pickup

The Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is an all-American pickup

The grille and VW badge are luminated by white light and offer an animated lighting display when the auto is unlocked with light running over the grille and into the LED headlight surrounds, while the badge gradually gets brighter. The truck experiments with five individual seats instead of a rear bench, and the dashboard touchscreen and digital cockpit display control the majority of the vehicle's functions. Read More

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