• Mistrial declared in corruption trial involving top Democratic senator
Mistrial declared in corruption trial involving top Democratic senator

They said Thursday they reviewed the evidence "slowly and thoroughly and in great detail" but remained deadlocked. Prosecutors, meanwhile, expressed little emotion as the 11-week trial came to a sudden end. Prosecutors labeled the 63-year-old lawmaker as the "personal senator" to Florida ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen , who is also on trial...

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  • Pope Francis Auctions Off Lamborghini Gift to Support Iraqi Christians
Pope Francis Auctions Off Lamborghini Gift to Support Iraqi Christians

The unique supercar will go under the hammer on May 12, 2018, at an RM Sotheby's auction. Pope Francis received a gift in a form of a white-and-yellow Lamborghini on Wednesday from the luxury vehicle maker's officials. The Pope Lambo and the Pope Mobile. " Ad Personam ", the automaker's customization department made sure the idea became a r...

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  • Number of injured passengers increase to 36 — MRT collision
Number of injured passengers increase to 36 — MRT collision

At 8.20am, after all its passengers got off, the first train's doors closed. Investigations found that Wednesday's collision happened due to the "inadvertent" disabling of a software protection feature . "As a precautionary measure, trains will go through an additional layer of control measures and manual checks before they are deployed", he sai...

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  • China stands by its N. Korea plan, contradicting Trump
China stands by its N. Korea plan, contradicting Trump

After a 12-day trip to Asia in which President Donald Trump stressed his friendship and mutual understanding with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing appears to have crossed Trump on a key issue: North Korea . China usually informs other communist countries of the results of the National Congress, so the meeting may not discuss North Korea's b...

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  • Twitter is taking away its blue tick verification from far-right extremists
Twitter is taking away its blue tick verification from far-right extremists

The move comes after the company faced a backlash for "verifying" Jason Kessler , a far right activist who organised the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August. The blue check marks are meant to authenticate users of public interest but have become misinterpreted as official endorsements, Twitter acknowledged Wednesday...

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  • Texas sheriff threatens to charge driver for anti-Trump bumper sticker
Texas sheriff threatens to charge driver for anti-Trump bumper sticker

Karen Fonseca told the Houston Chronicle that her husband owns the truck, which has been pulled over by officers who could not find a reason to write a ticket. Even with the negative backlash, Sheriff Nehls says he does not regret the post, but did seem to back away from considering the disorderly conduct charges.

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  • Joe and Jill Biden Open Up About Son Beau's Cancer Diagnosis
Joe and Jill Biden Open Up About Son Beau's Cancer Diagnosis

Biden returned to The Late Show on Monday night and Colbert was ready for him. "Now, the fact that some people with guns are legally able to acquire a gun and they turn out to be insane after the fact, that's life - there's nothing you can do about that", Biden added.

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  • Operation Christmas Child seeks to give 12 million gift-filled shoeboxes
Operation Christmas Child seeks to give 12 million gift-filled shoeboxes

Northbrook Team Leader Laura Cleveland told The Tribune that her church has no shortage of volunteers, saying, "I have dozens signed up, but we have people who are just going to show up, so.lots!" People in Northern Michigan are taking part in an global project called " Operation Christmas Child ".

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  • Russian Duma embraces amendments defining foreign agents in media
Russian Duma embraces amendments defining foreign agents in media

They would be subject to additional requirements and failure to meet them could result in the suspension of their activities. This move comes as a response to the demand by the US Department of Justice that the US branch of Russia's RT television channel, RT America, should register as a foreign agent.

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  • Palestinian Authority Denies Report of Saudi Ultimatum to Abbas
Palestinian Authority Denies Report of Saudi Ultimatum to Abbas

The comments are an apparent response to multiple media reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave Abbas an ultimatum-make peace with Israel or resign-after having unexpectedly summoned him to Riyadh earlier this month. Though Abbas has rejected the claims made by the Israeli Channel 10 , details of the meeting seems to be in line with...

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  • Bill Gates investing $100 million to fight Alzheimer's
Bill Gates investing $100 million to fight Alzheimer's

According to his blog post , Gates is investing in Alzheimer's research in part because of its costs. Gates will follow up his initial investment with an additional $50 million to be doled out to start-up ventures working on Alzheimer's research, he told Reuters .

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  • Freedom House. Armenian Internet is
Freedom House. Armenian Internet is "partially free"

In the Philippines, the government has employed a "keyboard army", who have the task of boosting news regarding the government's crackdown on drug dealing in the country. "The solution to manipulation and disinformation lies not in censoring websites but in teaching citizens how to detect fake news and commentary", Kelly warned.

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  • President Donald Trump looks for a 'thank you' from released UCLA players
President Donald Trump looks for a 'thank you' from released UCLA players

And to President Trump and the United States government, thank you for taking the time to intervene on our behalf". We'll keep you posted on this developing story. The trio were accused of shoplifting. Initial reports suggested the players could remain in China for up to two months, depending on whether Chinese authorities chose to pursue an ...

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  • Hospital staff to be put on leave after escape
Hospital staff to be put on leave after escape

Police say he arrived in San Jose two hours before hospital staff reported his disappearance. A law enforcement agent told CBS13's Carlos Correa on Wednesday that Randall Saito had been taken into custody. "It is disturbing that he was given that much freedom", said Irving Tam, who lives near the facility . Tam said he heard about the escape f...

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  • Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts South Korea
Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts South Korea

It's the strongest quake in South Korea since a 5.8-magnitude occurred near the ancient city of Gyeongju, which is close to Pohang, in September 2016, Korea Meteorological Administration officials said . The quake was followed by multiple aftershocks including a 4.3-magnitude tremor that hit about two hours later. For more, we have our Lee Ji-won ...

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  • Chelsea star Willian questions club decision to let Ruben Loftus-Cheek go
Chelsea star Willian questions club decision to let Ruben Loftus-Cheek go

Southgate admitted before the game at Wembley on Tuesday night that he would have to keep an eye on the 21-year-old after his efforts four days earlier and revealed after the match that Loftus-Cheek's body needs to adapt to playing more regularly.

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  • Third Woman Accuses Ed Westwick Of Sexual Assault
Third Woman Accuses Ed Westwick Of Sexual Assault

More interesting, the latest sexual harassment or sexual assault allegation against the actor is linked to the very first allegation against Westwick. As the night wore on, Eck alleged "it got worse and [Westwick] got more handsy". Meanwhile, Wynn alleged that Westwick pushed her "face down", with her eventually becoming "powerless under his...

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  • Steve Bannon will continue to support Roy Moore
Steve Bannon will continue to support Roy Moore

One person familiar with the president's thinking said Trump has been slow to call for Moore to exit the race in part because he risked embarrassment if, as expected, Moore defied him. He is now asking that Moore to explain himself. Trump has given little indication whether he's interested in playing the role of party heavy. So if the Alabama...

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  • Saad Hariri: Lebanon president says Saudis detaining PM
Saad Hariri: Lebanon president says Saudis detaining PM

Hariri's older brother meanwhile broke his silence over the premier's shock resignation announced from Riyadh, after speculation that the elder Hariri was being groomed by Saudi Arabia to fill the post. "What happened wasn't a resignation - it was an attack on Lebanon's independence and dignity", he said Wednesday, adding that Hariri's absence repr...

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  • Militants, trooper killed in encounter
Militants, trooper killed in encounter

Officials said the militants could be foreigners. During the fierce gun fight, a militant belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen was killed. A policeman associated with the Special Operations Group (SOG) suffered injuries, police said. Authorities have suspended internet service in Baramulla district fearing it would mobilize crowds. All trains on thi...

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