• Pope visits Portugal to mark centenary of children's Virgin Mary visions
Pope visits Portugal to mark centenary of children's Virgin Mary visions

In 1917, three shepherd children reported seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Portugal, and many pilgrims traveled to the area. Joao Baptista and his wife, Lucila Yurie, appeared before reporters at the Catholic shrine in Fatima, Portugal , on the eve of Pope Francis' arrival.

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  • Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform
Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform

The House bill would cut federal spending on Medicaid by $880 billion over 10 years. Outrageous and false claims have attempted to frighten people that pre-existing conditions won't be covered. According to Loyola bursar John Campbell, Loyola requires all full-time students to have health insurance. Like the last version of the bill, that number ...

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  • PM's Medicare levy rise push set to stall
PM's Medicare levy rise push set to stall

Labor argues the NDIS was fully funded when it was in government but the government argues there is a $56 billion shortfall in funding over 10 years. Mr Shorten said the Turnbull government's proposed hike to the Medicare levy would impact people on as little as $21,000 and see a worker earning $55,000 pay an extra $275 per year.

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  • Chinese president and new South Korean leader talk nuclear
Chinese president and new South Korean leader talk nuclear

On Tuesday, South Korean's elected Moon Jae-in of the center-left Minjoo (Democratic) Party their new president. Moon, who had started a law firm with Roh, served as his chief of staff in the presidential Blue House and was involved in North Korea policy during this time.

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  • Intense battle looming as Formula One heads home
Intense battle looming as Formula One heads home

The Finn took the initiative early in the race and overtook Vettel and Raikkonen before the second corner and maintained the lead throughout the race even after the former applied late pressure. Hamilton arrived in Sochi as a two-times victor at the Olympic Park street circuit, a track where only his Mercedes team had won since the first race there...

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  • CIA sets up unit to address North Korean threat
CIA sets up unit to address North Korean threat

On May 5, the North said that a "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the U.S. CIA Director Mike Pompeo waits to testify on "World Wide Threats" before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on May 11. Further contacts were made over subsequent years...

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  • Pakistan claims it killed 50 Afghan soldiers in border clashes
Pakistan claims it killed 50 Afghan soldiers in border clashes

The army and the paramilitary forces were deployed at the border to monitor the situation and also stop people from crossing the border. The two armies traded fire Friday, May 5, 2017, around the Chaman border crossing, which has been closed by Pakistan, stranding people on both sides.

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  • Iran's Rouhani faces renewed charges as election looms
Iran's Rouhani faces renewed charges as election looms

They said another office previously had been targeted as well. "You wanted to beat up students", Rouhani said . Iran's upcoming election is largely a referendum on Rouhani, following Iran's landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

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  • US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions
US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

Another U.S. citizen is taken hostage in North Korea; a sitting governor and former presidential candidate says it's time to "eradicate" their leadership. "If the USA moves an inch, then we are ready to turn to ashes any available strategic assets of the U.S". Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, or PUST, is run by evangelical Ch...

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  • Favored Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby
Favored Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

But whereas Irish War Cry cried enough soon after entering the stretch, Always Dreaming had plenty left, and he never looked like being caught after Velazquez sent him for home. The swarm's picks for second and third-McCracken and Irish War Cry-finished eighth and tenth, respectively. Ziegler said. "I'm so grateful". "And I said, 'Why don't we ju...

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  • Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee
Stone vows to cooperate with Senate committee

The subpoenas represent the first sign of a significant escalation of activity in the FBI's broader investigation begun last July into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation. This is the first time the Intelligence Committee has used its subpoena power since the joint inquiry into the terrorist attacks of September 1...

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  • What was in Comey's farewell letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation colleagues
What was in Comey's farewell letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation colleagues

He said that the Senate must ensure "that the new Federal Bureau of Investigation director is a person of unquestioned integrity". Democrats quickly accused Trump of using Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as a pretext and called for a special prosecutor into the Russian Federation probe.

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  • Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was William & Mary student
Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was William & Mary student

US forces were conducting an advise-and-assist mission about 40 miles west of Mogadishu , Somalia's capital, with members of the Somali National Army when the group came under attack in the middle of the night. The Pentagon reported two other military members who were injured. Milliken had been assigned to a special warfare unit based on the Eas...

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  • Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russian Federation meddled in election
Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russian Federation meddled in election

The president got an earful, according to Sanders, and told them to put their concerns in writing. Press secretary Sean Spicer refuted that account during his daily briefing. At the time , O'Donnell was replying to a tweet from CNN's Brian Fallon, who argued that unsealed court filings proved that Comey's election-eve letter to Congress re...

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  • Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation
Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation

She went over that afternoon "to warn the White House of something we were very concerned about, so they could take action", Yates said of her January 26 meeting in McGahn's office. Yates herself, a longtime federal prosecutor, was sacked by Trump on January 30 after refusing to defend his travel ban. At one point, Trump even seriously considered t...

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  • Don't Count on China to 'Solve' America's North Korea Problem
Don't Count on China to 'Solve' America's North Korea Problem

China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a north-eastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday (May 9), hours after South Korean elections and amid regional tensions. There is a strict Chinese boycott of South Korea that has been in effect since the THAAD defenses were installed. Meanwhile, these dep...

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  • Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week
Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry said the Georgia Department of Transportation has learned a number of lessons from the project that may benefit future roadwork in the state. After the fire and collapse, drivers were forced to use longer, congested detours or switch to using the MARTA system. WAOK will have the latest updates on the in...

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  • Caitlyn's popularity plunges dramatically in latest list of top baby names
Caitlyn's popularity plunges dramatically in latest list of top baby names

Caitlyn Jenner is estranged from the bulk of the Kardashian brood. "It's only about, I think, 32 percent". "It's not quite as bad as you think, but most trans women do not have surgery". I said dad - I would be their father until day I die. And so I have no problem with that. "I was getting ready [to transition] and I wanted to do it before I ...

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  • Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision
Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision

Still, Tillerson's signing of the document surprised a source close to the State Department. Although Tillerson is among the Trump Cabinet officials and advisers advocating that the United States has more to gain than lose by remaining a part of the deal known as the Paris accord, he can not promise some of the nations most engaged on the issue...

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  • Kurdish-led forces say they will push on to IS capital
Kurdish-led forces say they will push on to IS capital

An assessment team is heading to the Syrian city of Tabqa to evaluate the condition of the nearby dam after the area has been liberated from the Daesh terror group (banned in Russia), US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. The SDF also announced it would hand over the town to civilian administrators. He added that thousands of Arabs from rec...

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  • Rising yields boost dollar, euro after French vote
Rising yields boost dollar, euro after French vote

It also jumped to a one-year high of 124.58 yen.But by late trading in NY, the euro fell 0.6 percent to $1.0929 against the dollar and 0.4 percent against the yen to 123.56 yen. But Macron will be cautious about inviting too many prominent former Socialists into his movement as that would lend credence to the arguments of his conservative opponen...

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  • Debt concerns lead to Canada banks rating downgrade
Debt concerns lead to Canada banks rating downgrade

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index posted a record high in February but has since pulled back 2.3 per cent, pressured by depressed oil prices, a more uncertain outlook for Canada's exports to the United States and investor wariness about how troubles at an alternative mortgage lender could impact the country's red-hot housing mark...

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  • U.S. defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security
U.S. defense chief voices commitment to Turkey's security

The development came a day after Pentagon's announcement that President Donald Trump has approved strengthening Kurdish militia fighting under SDF with more arms and equipment to expedite the anti-Isis campaign. This is while Yildrim said, "There is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". ...

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  • I was going to fire James Comey regardless of recommendation: Donald Trump
I was going to fire James Comey regardless of recommendation: Donald Trump

The reasons for Trump's firing has also become a partisan issue. "The recommendation to remove Comey indeed warrants such consideration", Chaffetz wrote. And, as was nearly to be expected, Mr. Trump's justifications for firing Mr. Comey are already unravelling. On Wednesday, the White House said Mr Comey had been fired by President Trump part...

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  • Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to
Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold"

Cheniere Energy Ptnrs Lp Hldgc Com now has $6.03B valuation. The firm owned 25,222 shares of the energy company's stock after selling 4,654 shares during the period. 07/28/2015 - Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at BTIG Research. Linscomb & Williams Inc owns 25,000 shares.

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  • Lib Dem manifesto pledge to legalise cannabis
Lib Dem manifesto pledge to legalise cannabis

The current approach to cannabis is seen as "extremely unhelpful" by large sectors of society due to a complete lack of age checks and no controls on quality or strength. That can not be correct'. Parliamentary candidate for Cambridge Julian Huppert said today: "Cannabis is freely available and widely used". The idea is to regulate the market s...

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  • Judge tosses Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder
Judge tosses Aaron Hernandez's conviction in 2013 murder

He had a $40 million contract with the Patriots when he was arrested and charged on June 26, 2013 in the death of Lloyd, who was found shot to death on June 17, 2013 in an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. "Despite the tragic ending to Aaron Hernandez's life, he should not reap the legal benefits of an antiquated rule", Qu...

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  • Former Employees Of Borsa İstanbul Group Detained Over Gulen Links - Haberturk
Former Employees Of Borsa İstanbul Group Detained Over Gulen Links - Haberturk

Turgay Karaman and Ihsan Aslan were arrested last week under a security law which allows detention without trial for 28 days. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia had previously urged Malaysia not to deport the Turks over fears the men could face torture or an unfair trial in Tur...

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  • Death toll in Baluchistan attack at 25
Death toll in Baluchistan attack at 25

Several people were injured in the explosion. Rabbani said that "terrorists can not deter [the] nation's resolve against militancy through such coward attacks". Police say many others are injured and rescue operations are underway. At least 20 people were killed and 35 others injured in an explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan province today.

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  • Archbishop to pray for Trump's 'courage' solving Mid East conflict
Archbishop to pray for Trump's 'courage' solving Mid East conflict

The visit will last just two days and he will hold several meetings. Abbas said a final status agreement that included a two-state solution would help defeat the terrorist threat scourging Israel's Arab neighbors. The street runs through what is now the settlers' security zone, with rows of empty Palestinian shops and houses boarded up with steel...

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  • BC election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings
BC election: NDP asks for recounts in three Vancouver-area ridings

Currently, the BC Liberals have 43 seats in the Legislature while the BC NDP hold 41 seats and the BC Greens retained three posts; 44 seats are needed to form a majority government. "A voter, candidate, candidate's representative or District Electoral Officer may make an application for a judicial recount if they believe errors were made in the acc...

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  • UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump
UK Labour leader accuses Theresa May of 'pandering' to Trump

Several Polish left-wing parties and groups, including the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) party and the Polish Socialist Party, have signed the statement, coming out strongly in support of a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. She will also highlight Conservative policies to cap energy bills, protect workplace pensions and improve mental heal...

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  • Aligarh: 5 men beaten up by cow vigilantes for slaughtering buffalo
Aligarh: 5 men beaten up by cow vigilantes for slaughtering buffalo

By then, a huge crowd of protesters had converged on the spot after which the cow vigilantes started thrashing those slaughtering the buffalo, police said. According to Baghel, he had sold a buffalo to a man named Imran after it had stopped giving milk. The incident took place in the Achal Tal area of the city and police have said that five people ...

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  • Russian fighter flies 20 feet from US Navy plane over Black Sea
Russian fighter flies 20 feet from US Navy plane over Black Sea

The ministry's statement said the SU-30, "carried out a "greeting" maneuver". Captain Pamela Kunze, spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy in Europe, said in a statement that the encounter was deemed "safe and professional" by the Poseiden crew, noting that pilots use other criteria in addition to distance to make such a determination.

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  • Off-duty sheriff's deputy killed in Altamont Pass crash
Off-duty sheriff's deputy killed in Altamont Pass crash

The CHP identified him as Alameda County sheriff's Deputy Sroeuy Khin, 50. Fifty-one Tesla employees were en route to Stockton in a white 2016 Temsa touring bus contracted by their company, California Highway Patrol spokesman Derek Reed said.

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