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World News Texas Rangers To Investigate Famed Karolyi Ranch In Wake Of Nassar Trial
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The complex was opened by celebrated gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi in the mid-1980s and played a vital role in making the United States women's team a major force in global competitions. When Martha Karolyi was elevated to national team coordinator in 2001, she installed a centralized system that required national team members to make regular visits to the ranch for training.

World News CHAN: Nigeria beat Sudan 1-0, face Morocco in final
Author: 0 CHAN: Nigeria beat Sudan 1-0, face Morocco in final

Nigeria is to play host country Morocco who earlier in the day defeated Libya 3-1 in final of the championship on Sunday in Casablanca. That's easier said than done against the organized and stingy Sudan , though, as their defense hasn't been breached since they took on Guinea in their first match of the tournament.

World News Toronto Landscaper Charged With Multiple Counts of First Degree Murder
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Toronto police say a man they are calling an alleged serial killer is now facing five first-degree murder charges related to men who have gone missing from the city's gay village . Kinsman and Esen both went missing previous year. Idsinga said Lisowick was an occupant of the shelter system who had not been reported missing. While officers are searching through the basement of a property where it's believed an alleged serial killer stored his landscaping equipment, Toronto's police ...

World News White House to ask for 72 percent cut in renewable energy programs
Author: 0 White House to ask for 72 percent cut in renewable energy programs

The president's budget proposal is due out in February. The White House and the Energy Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the report. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, called investment in solar energy "one of the biggest job-creators over the past decade" and denounced the proposal.

World News Lorde's Israel concert cancellation prompts legal action against activists
Author: 0 Lorde's Israel concert cancellation prompts legal action against activists

The group is seeking to sue the New Zealanders under the 2011 anti-boycott law, adopted by Israel as a part of its fight against the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Been speaking w many people about this and considering all options. "Thank u for educating me i am learning all the time too". She cancelled the Tel Aviv show within days.

World News Cops release photo of unknown dead toddler as last resort
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He said the child's body showed signs of neglect and injuries consistent with abuse, but that none of those injuries would have been fatal. He appeared to have been in the water for 12-48 hours before his body was found near near the 700 block of Seawall Blvd.

World News 'Depressed' Tomic faces long road back
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Tomic, 25, has been pilloried for his poor attitude during a season to forget in 2017 where he admitted he was bored, and earlier this month missed out on the Australian Open after losing in the qualifiers. "I wasted this whole past year of not playing a lot of tennis and being professional". " It's highly doubtful ", Hewitt told reporters on Tuesday when asked if Tomic might return to the team at some point.

World News South Korean skiers arrive in North for joint training event
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More recently, in his new year address to the nation, Kim Jong Un again threatened the U.S. with his nuclear capability. Trump has threatened nuclear war with North Korea if it attacks the USA, and some Trump administration officials have proposed a preventive strike to show US resolve.

World News Airline executives praise Trump administration's agreement with Qatar over subsidies
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Secretary of State. "We are extremely appreciative of the president and his administration for their dogged determination to enforce USA trade agreements and stand up for American jobs". United, Delta and American Airlines have long called for the US government to review Open Skies agreements that allow Gulf carriers to fly freely from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to any USA destination.

World News This US Missile Defense System Just Failed A Test Over Hawaii
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An official speaking on the condition of anonymity said a dummy missile had been fired near Hawaii today - but a missile defence system meant to disable the missiel in midair failed. Branding North Korea's leadership "depraved", President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear missiles could "very soon threaten our homeland" and vowed a continued campaign of maximum pressure to keep that from happening.

World News San Francisco District Attorney to throw out thousands of marijuana cases
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Recreational marijuana was legalized in the state on New Year's Day. Often, a marijuana conviction is the first step to entangling people long term in the criminal justice system. Around 3,038 misdemeanor convictions dating back to 1975 will be dismissed and sealed automatically, Gascon said. California, where pot shops opened around the state this month, was the sixth state to allow recreational marijuana, following Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Nevada.

World News Trump's first State of the Union depicts a truly horrifying America
Author: 0 Trump's first State of the Union depicts a truly horrifying America

Seated directly behind the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the speech was newly appointed Democratic Sen. When President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, he faced a critical challenge. "After years of stagnant wages", Trump noted, Americans are finally experiencing rising real wages, and unemployment claims have reached a 45-year low.

World News Partially Mustard-Powered Airliner Takes to the Sky
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Qantas aims at operating regular biofuel powered flights by 2020. According to 2017 estimates, air travel accounted for 2.5 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions. The General Electric GEnx-powered flight used a 10% blend of biofuel made from carinata . The brassica carinata produces oil that can be converted into the aviation biofuel; one hectare of seeds can create 400 litres.

World News White House: 1 dead after truck hit by train carrying Congress members
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There are no reported injuries to passengers or crew members. Multiple sources said that all members of Congress on the train and their families were OK, with the exception of a few minor injuries. "Local law enforcement is investigating the incident and crews are inspecting equipment for damage", the statement added. "But most of the concern is for the people outside".

World News SC demands Centre's response on Rohingyas
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The Centre represented by additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said that the petitioners have no complaint of any refugee being thrown out of the country. "The conditions are inhuman, and there is no access to either schools or hospitals", he said, referring to the sorry state of Rohingya refugee camps in India.

World News Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue named 'designated survivor'
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The tradition harkens back to the dawn of Cold War, amid fears of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. Perdue appears to enjoy a relatively chummy relationship with Trump. Also absent will be the so-called " designated survivor ", who will be named ahead of Trump's 9 p.m. ET address to Congress. For Tuesday's State of the Union address, that official is Sonny Perdue.

World News COLOMBIA: ELN Insists On Resuming Government Talks Before Halting Attacks
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The ELN warning comes after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos made a decision to suspend the fifth round of negotiations with the ELN. According to Santos, peace negotiations will not continue until the ELN "makes its behavior compatible with the demands for peace of the Colombian people and the global community".

World News FEMA plans to end storm aid to Puerto Rico Wednesday
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Perhaps nowhere was this more evident than the treatment of Puerto Rico , whose residents continue to lack basic power, water, food or health services while the Trump administration continues to look the other way. The U.S. agency said it has given US$1.6 billion in food and more than US$361 million in water to hurricane survivors. So the federal agency plans to "shut off" those supplies on January 31, 2018.

World News Train carrying GOP lawmakers collides with garbage truck, killing 1 on truck
Author: 0 Train carrying GOP lawmakers collides with garbage truck, killing 1 on truck

One I am told is being transported but has minor injuries". White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said there are no serious injuries among the members of Congress, though staff for Rep. The Washington Post reported Wenstrup and two other lawmakers helped medical personnel carry one of the injured people to an ambulance. "Today's incident was a bad tragedy", said House Speaker Paul Ryan , who was aboard the train.

World News Facebook Pushes Local News To Combat Low-Quality Content
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Recent reports that in an attempt to bring people closer, Facebook has launched a new update for the social media platform's News Feed. People consistently tell us they want to see more local news on Facebook . For more, see their Publisher Guidelines . "When I traveled around the country previous year, one theme people kept telling me is how much we all have in common if we can get past some of the most divisive national issues", Zuckerberg said in his post.

World News U.S. adds Hamas leader to terror list
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In a statement released on Wednesday, Hamas said the US State Department's decision is a "violation of global law, which has given the Palestinian people a right to defend themselves against [Israeli] occupation, and to choose their leaders".

World News Michelle Obama Finally Explains Awkward Gift Exchange With the Trumps
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This isn't the first time the former first lady appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show , but this is her first television interview since leaving the White House. 'He grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out. Still, the then-First Lady was gracious in the situation, appreciatively receiving the gift while looking around for someone to take it.

World News Sergei Naryshkin, Russian spy, chief met with counterparts in US
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Huntsman had told Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy Tuesday that Russian and USA intelligence officials had met, but did not specifically name Naryshkin. Bloomberg reported last week that Dutch intelligence passed on crucial information about Russian interference in the election to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

World News Rep. Trey Gowdy announces plans to retire, return to justice system
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He became a political household name during his chairmanship of the now-disbanded committee to investigate the deadly September 2012 attack on the U.S. As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding. Gowdy, who was first elected in 2010 after ousting former Rep.

World News Justice Department Moves to Dismiss Menendez Indictment
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Earlier this month , prosecutors had signaled they meant to retry the senator, and shortly after that a judge scaled back the case, tossing out some of the charges he and a co-defendant had faced. In their own court filings, lawyers for Menendez and Melgen said they did not object to the prosecutors' motion to dismiss the indictment against the two men.