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World News TPS Superintendent responds to teacher pay raise package
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Oklahoma politicians are so scared of the upcoming teacher strike that they just passed legislation to fund a partial raise through taxes. "I want to thank my colleagues in the Senate for their dedication to finding a solution and seeing a teacher pay raise come to fruition", said Senate Pro Tem Mike Schulz, R-Altus.

World News Mega Millions jackpot tops $500 million
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Each ticket costs $2 per play and you can choose five different numbers 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number 1 to 25. More than half a billion dollars will be up for grabs Friday, as the Mega Millions jackpot continues to rise. "Large jackpots like this one capture everyone's attention, and it would be great to see the roll go on for a while longer", said Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions Lead Director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director.

World News Pope Allegedly Says Hell Doesn't Exist in Latest Scalfari 'Interview'
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Eugenio Scalfari , a co-founder and former editor of La Repubblica , an Italian daily, said Pope Francis - with whom he has had several telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings - invited him to his residence March 27. Both of these claims run contrary to the central tenets of Catholicism: that the soul is eternal and that hell exists to punish the wicked for denying the word of God.

World News Ben Affleck Responds to Fat-Shaming New Yorker Article
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The snaps put Affleck's mysterious back tattoo , which the actor previously claimed was "fake for a movie", on full display. Ben Affleck has broken what has been a long social media silence - likely self-imposed after his statements about Harvey Weinstein and other controversies - to address that big phoenix tattoo on his back as well as his general well-being.

World News Judge Pauses Stormy Daniels' Quest to Depose Trump, Cohen
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Daniels is suing Trump and Cohen in an attempt to void an agreement that paid her $130,000 in exchange for her silence about her allegations over a sexual encounter with the president in 2006. Avenatti claims that agreement is no longer valid. "If such a petition were filed, a number of the questions raised in (Daniels') motion may be answered in the petition, thus limiting the need for discovery on these issues", the judge said.

World News DoJ to Launch Review of FBI Surveillance Requests
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Under pressure from lawmakers to move more quickly, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday that he has now assigned 54 FBI staff to collecting documents for separate congressional investigations into the Justice Department initiated by the House Judiciary panel's Republicans.

World News Poisoned daughter of Russian spy recovering
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Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed on a bench on Sunday 4 March, and have been in hospital ever since. Detectives said they believed the pair were poisoned with the nerve agent novichok, which had been smeared on Sergei Skripal's front door .

World News Questions Raised After Lesbian Couple And Six Children's SUV Plunges Over Cliff
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The young boy who was captured hugging a white police officer during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests in 2014 is missing after his family's auto drove off a cliff in California. A spokesman for the Clark County Sheriff's Department in Washington State said he was not aware of any previous interactions with the family. Hart is now said to be missing alongside his sisters Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12.

World News LeBron James Ties Michael Jordan For Double-Digit Scoring Record
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When you're watching Michael Jordan , it's nearly like a god. While millions worshipped Jordan, only a handful entered his rarefied air. James finished with 18 points for the Cavaliers, whose previous season low for points was 88. James came into Wednesday's game ranked No. 7 on the all-time scoring list with 30,814 points, needing 1,479 points to pass Jordan at No. 4 (32,292).

World News France's ex-president to face corruption trial
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Mr Sarkozy's team says he will appeal against the decision. "I am accused without any physical evidence", Sarkozy wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday in French Newspaper Le Figaro. Prosecutors also recommended in September 2016 that Sarkozy and 13 others stand trial over an alleged multi-million-euro fraud related to the illegal financing of his 2012 presidential election campaign.

World News Obama Will Attend Sen. Claire McCaskill's Fundraiser in Beverly Hills
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Former President Barack Obama will return to fundraising in May with a special Beverly Hills, Calif., event to benefit Missouri Democratic Sen. She also accused Trump of rejecting "the American story" and the country's values. While she did not go so far as to apologize for the statements, she said in a Facebook post: "I meant no disrespect to any individual or group". Clinton had contrasted "all that red in the middle, where Trump won" with "the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, ...

World News MA school board opposes arming teachers
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The student claimed the text message came from a teacher but refused to identify the teacher, fearing retribution. "That's not a good solution", he said. Blake Carpenter, one of the bill's authors, quoted the movie "American Sniper" and said violence in school was a matter of "when" and not "if". Gun control advocates say the portion that presumes negligence against school districts is highly unusual and seems to match closely with concealed carry laws typically applied to businesses in some ...

World News 850000 turn out for Washington anti-gun rally
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While I understand the desire to possess certain a gun out of fear, the truth is in the numbers, gun violence goes down when they are not available. "I'm not saying that those kids' lives didn't matter". The entrance of urban gun violence into the discussion indirectly introduced an unwanted Race issue and served as a reminder that DuBois' "color line" remains a strident variable in any discussions of political matters.

World News Russian shopping mall fire leaves 37 dead, 69 missing
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In total 41 children died in the fire. "However, we are ready to provide them with any kind of help if need be to investigate this tragedy and the criminal case", Aleksei Volkov noted. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday it was too early to draw conclusions about whether local officials failed in Kemerovo. "Putin has said that it is hardly appropriate to issue hasty judgements", he said.

World News 'Serial' Subject Adnan Syed Deserves A New Trial, Appeals Court Rules
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A Maryland appeals court has upheld a ruling, Thursday, March 29, 2018, granting a new trial to Syed, whose conviction in the murder of his high school sweetheart became the subject of the popular podcast " Serial ". The state appealed a lower court judge's ruling previous year that vacated Syed's conviction and ordered a new trial. According to the court, Syed's defense attorney had failed to cross examine a key witness.

World News New Jersey expands medical marijuana program, adding 5 qualifying conditions
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Physicians must still recommend patients to the program but Murphy abolished the public registry, which deterred many from joining in fear of the stigma associated with what is still an illegal substance. The Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday approved five medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. State law allows patients to buy a maximum of two ounces a month, but Murphy said he would sign a law they pass allowing as much as four ounces.

World News Don Jr., Eric fire back after Jeb Bush takes dig at Trump
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The remark about his children drew laughter from the crowd and audience members said they took it as a shot at Trump, according to the Yale Daily News . Bush has three children, George P. Bush, Noelle Bush, and John Ellis Bush, Jr. "And sadly the fracturing of the conservative movement could not come at a worse time", he said of the late leading conservative thinker.

World News President Venkaiah Naidu Launches NTR
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Balakrishna admitted that it was no easy task to do a film on NTR. The NTR biopic, directed by Teja, will trace the life of the actor-politician right from his childhood days. Showering praises on NTR, he said, "His portrayal of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu always come to my mind". In 1947, NTR was a government employee in Madras (now Chennai), but he had to quit his job within a month of joining, since he got an opportunity to act in BA Subba Rao's Palletoori Pilla .

World News Former Disney Star Caroline Sunshine Joins The Trump White House
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And Sunshine has tweeted and retweeted a number of times about immigrants becoming citizens, which could prove interesting given the Trump administration's hardline stance on the issue. "In college, she was involved with the American Enterprise Institute and an active member of her school's Model United Nations team", Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters told CNN in a statement on Wednesday.

World News Theresa May still refuses to say she supports Brexit
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Speaking to voters in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, Theresa May will say that, whether they voted Leave or Remain, what is important now is making Brexit "a success for everyone". And she restated her rejection of EU proposals which would effectively create an administrative border down the Irish Sea by keeping Northern Ireland in the Customs Union.

World News Monmouth County sheriff cracks down on distracted driving
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Almost half of drivers admit to talking on a hands-held cellphone while motoring and 35 percent say the have sent a text or email message, the survey found. The impact killed the other driver and the semi driver was charged in connection with the February 27 wreck at Lake Elmo Avenue that killed Robert Bursik.

World News South Korea aims for 2018 start-up of UAE nuclear reactor
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The $24.4 billion, 5,600-megawatt Barakah power plant is the world's largest nuclear project under construction and will be the first in the Arab world. Barakah Unit 1 has already successfully completed a number of individual and comBined system tests, including the "cold hydrostatic test" and "hot functional test", as part of the first phase of the Initial Testing Programme, ITP.

World News Tearful Smith takes responsibility; Warner, Bancroft also say sorry
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Darren Lehmann, coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team, said Thursday he would quit after the fourth and final Test of a series in South Africa. "I lied about the sandpaper ", Bancroft explained. "People know that I've worked so hard to be able to get to this point in my career and to know that I've given somebody else an opportunity for free is devastating to me".

World News DAR event will honor Vietnam veterans
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This is the first anniversary of that special day. "This event is to honor Vietnam veterans, but we want the public to come, too, and support these veterans, to make up for the welcome they didn't receive when they came home from the war", said Lynn McPherson, a DAR member who is one of the event organizers.

World News Manhunt as vehicle tries to PLOUGH into soldiers outside army barracks
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The soldiers were heading out for their morning jog just before 9am this morning in the Varces-Allières-et-Risset region in South East France , when a auto cascaded into the group, according to France Bleu. France is on edge following the killing of four people in an ISIS-inspired rampage on March 23. Redouane Lakdim was shot dead by police in Trèbes after taking hostages at a supermarket.

World News UP govt adds Ramji to BR Amdekar's name, triggers row
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Apart from addition of Ramji , the UP state government has also announced a change in the Hindi spelling of Ambedkar so that the Hindi spelling would reflect the pronunciation of "Aambedkar". The name will be changed from "Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar" to 'Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. Why create a controversy unnecessarily? It is common in Maharashtra to add father's name as the middle name.

World News Saudi Crown Prince to meet Oprah Winfrey in US
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The coalition supports Yemeni pro-government forces against Huthi rebels, who are supported by Iran and control Sana'a, Yemen's capital. "We are working to shift from a year-to-year agreement to a 10-20 year agreement", the crown prince told Reuters in interview in New York."We have agreement on the big picture, but not yet on the detail".