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Rex Tillerson Starts Latin America Tour With Visit To Mexico

Rex Tillerson Starts Latin America Tour With Visit To Mexico

The U.S.is by far Mexico's most important trade partner, accounting for about 80 percent of its exports, while Mexico is the No. 3 trading partner for the U.S., and the No. "South America is blessed with abundant energy resources: Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Guyana, and Argentina, all have significant undeveloped oil and natural gas", Tillerson said during a speech at the University of Texas. Read More

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Justice Department Won't Be Retrying Senator Bob Menendez On Corruption Charges

Justice Department Won't Be Retrying Senator Bob Menendez On Corruption Charges

Menendez is now likely to run for reelection in November with the full support of his party, without the cloud of a corruption trial hanging over him. "We take no pleasure in seeing justice done at this stage in a case that should never have been brought", Ogrosky said. Federal prosecutors alleged that Menedez carried out "official favors" for his friend and Democratic donor Melgen in exchange for private jet flights, vacations, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. Read More

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Inclusion on Forbes rich list 'now seen as toxic' by Russians

Inclusion on Forbes rich list 'now seen as toxic' by Russians

The Trump administration drew fire yesterday after it declined to apply sanctions demanded by Congress on wealthy Russians, while a list of oligarchs who could face future penalties was found to have been cribbed from a magazine. The latter tweeted: "I believe the people behind the list don't understand the meaning of the word "oligarch" otherwise wouldn't include me and other successful businessmen with no ties to the government". Read More

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Airline CEO takes pay cut to support gender equality

Airline CEO takes pay cut to support gender equality

Lundgren was reportedly given a £740,000 ($AUD 1.29m) salary when he joined the company, while McCall was believed to be earning £706,000 ($AUD 1.23m) when she left her role in November 2017. Johan Lundgren, a former executive of Tui , the holiday operator, was appointed last autumn. McCall is one of only eight female chief executives of a FTSE 100 company. Read More

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Officer Who Pushed False Hawaii Missile Alert Believed It Was Real

Officer Who Pushed False Hawaii Missile Alert Believed It Was Real

According to the Washington Post , FCC Chairman Ajit Pai placed the blame on Hawaii's emergency management agency in a statement today. Now it turns out there was no accidental user-interface blunder. What caused the confusion is based on a mistake in how the drill was initiated during a shift change. It has created a correction template for false alerts and has stopped ballistic missile defense drills until its own investigation is done. Read More

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Hillary Clinton Addresses Campaign Employee's Behavior In Lengthy Facebook Post

Hillary Clinton Addresses Campaign Employee's Behavior In Lengthy Facebook Post

The Times reports the the woman accused Burns Strider , Clinton's faith adviser - yes, faith adviser - of rubbing her shoulders inappropriately, kissing her on the forehead and sending her a string of suggestive emails. Yes, they do. And they deserve a whole lot more. Strider spoke about his work for Clinton at a gathering at Calvin College in the spring of 2017. "At the time , I believed the punishment I imposed was severe and fit the offense", she said. Read More

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Bruce McArthur: serial killer suspect charged in Canada

Bruce McArthur: serial killer suspect charged in Canada

One couple, Ron Smith and Karen Fraser, hired McArthur for years to mow their lawn and tend their garden and enormous planters in exchange for allowing him to store his gardening tools on their property. The fate of the other two men has yet to be determined. August 2015 - Soroush Mahmudi, 50, of Toronto , is reported missing. He was reported missing in October 2012 . Read More

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Man dies after being sucked into MRI chamber

Man dies after being sucked into MRI chamber

They said that the technician assured them the machine was turned off when Rajesh was entering the room. His hand got stuck in the machine along with the cylinder triggering a massive oxygen leak. He said, "An FIR was filed and an enquiry committee has been set up, which will give a report in a week's time." The B Y L Nair Ch Hospital & T N Medical College is among the premier medical institutions of Mumbai . Read More

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Finland's President Elected to 2nd Term, Avoiding a Runoff

Finland's President Elected to 2nd Term, Avoiding a Runoff

None of the other six candidates received more than 7 percent of the vote. But the closest competition for President Niinisto came from Pekka Haavisto, a gay, left-wing Green who reached a second round against Mr. Haavisto was running with an eye on the 2024 election, reluctant to challenge Mr. Niinisto head on because of the incumbent's popularity after a largely error-free first term. Read More

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Aadhaar enabled government to eliminate middlemen: President

Aadhaar enabled government to eliminate middlemen: President

The President also said that his government has kept its promise of giving "One Rank One Pension", which was welcomed by heavy thumping of desks. "BHIM App" is playing a major role in promoting digital transactions. He spoke about the government recapitalizing banks, cancelling registration of 350,000 dubious companies and improvement in the country's " ease of doing business " rankings. Read More

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Air Force One's new refrigerators will cost taxpayers $24 million

Air Force One's new refrigerators will cost taxpayers $24 million

The complex "bespoke equipment requirements" of the plane's interior design and electrical system are said to be the reason behind the massive pricetag - and not just price gouging on behalf of Boeing, Defense One first reported. She added that while Air Force One is regularly maintained, there have been increasing failures with the chillers due to "hot/humid environments". Read More

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Israel condemns Poland over Holocaust Bill

Israel condemns Poland over Holocaust Bill

Historians say many Poles collaborated with the Nazis and committed heinous crimes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev present a logo for Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations. Throughout the occupation, Poles fought back through underground movements and resistance armies. The capital Warsaw was razed to the ground in 1944 after a failed uprising in which 200,000 civilians died. Read More

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Trump moved to fire Robert Mueller in June, triggering a showdown

Trump moved to fire Robert Mueller in June, triggering a showdown

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported late Thursday that Trump ordered McGahn to fire Mueller in June , but McGahn refused and threatened to quit if the president insisted. And now, Ruddy is taking this opportunity to remind everyone that he went on television several times in June and warned that Trump was considering firing Mueller - only to be roundly discredited by the president's communications team. Read More

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United Nations hosts fresh Syria talks in Vienna

United Nations hosts fresh Syria talks in Vienna

The main opposition group, the Syrian Negotiations Commission (SNC), said it would sit down for separate talks with the envoy. Nine rounds of United Nations peace talks between the warring sides have made little progress toward ending the civil war in which hundreds of thousands have been killed and 11 million - a majority of the Syrian population - driven from their homes. Read More

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FBI Accidentally Kills Victim of 'Movie-Style' Kidnapping

FBI Accidentally Kills Victim of 'Movie-Style' Kidnapping

Police in Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston , confirmed the man had been kidnapped and held for ransom. Police said the men broke into a home in Conroe and held the man and his 12-year-old son captive. Detectives were questioning the child and uncle, who also lived at the Texas home, when the uncle reportedly received a call from someone demanding money and claiming to be with a cartel. Read More

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Rep. Meehan '78 used taxpayer money to settle misconduct

Rep. Meehan '78 used taxpayer money to settle misconduct

Meehan is the fifth member of Congress to resign or say he won't run again amid a national reckoning over sexual misconduct in the workplace. Meehan, 62, helped lead the fight against sexual harassment in his role on the House Ethics Committee until a January 20 New York Times report revealed he settled a sexual harassment claim with an aide more than three decades his junior. Read More

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Train Derails Near Italy's Milan City, 2 Dead

Train Derails Near Italy's Milan City, 2 Dead

The condition of 10 in the injured is being reported as critical. Cause of the crash is still being investigated. Rescue workers were pictured climbing through the mangled wreckage to reach those trapped inside. A number of rail services in the city were delayed or suspended while emergency services deal with the incident. Trenord informed passengers at 8 am of the interruption to services due to a "technical problem", sparking sharp criticism on social media. Read More

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A German far-right politician resigns after converting to Islam

A German far-right politician resigns after converting to Islam

He has now apparently stepped down from the legislative committee in Brandenburg after converting to Islam. Kalbitz told CNN that he only learned about Wagner's conversion in a telephone conversation with him a few days later. The party said it stood for the constitutional right of religious freedom, regardless of Wagner's conversion. "I also do not think it is a problem for the majority in the party". Read More

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Marshall Co. School Shooting Suspect Ordered Held in Juvenile Court

Marshall Co. School Shooting Suspect Ordered Held in Juvenile Court

As a result of the shooting in Marshall County , school districts across the state are offering more assistance and mental health services to students and parents who may be shaken by the shooting. Detective Jody Cash, Kentucky State Patrol Public Affairs Officer, gave the updated figure in an email late Tuesday. Hundreds of students ran for their lives out of Marshall County High School , jumping into cars and running down a highway, some not stopping until they reached a ... Read More

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announces resignation

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announces resignation

Brownback has been criticized in his home state because of many actions he took as governor, the Star reports . Two Republican dissenters would be enough to sink his nomination if every Democrat opposed Brownback. President Bill Clinton signed the legislation into law in October 2000. Sen. Bob Menendez , D-New Jersey, argued on the Senate floor Wednesday that Brownback's answer was insufficient. Read More

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Sheriff's deputy shot and killed in Colorado

Sheriff's deputy shot and killed in Colorado

Gumm was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead there. The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police law enforcement union named him as Heath Gumm, 32, KUSA reported. Gumm is survived by his wife and family. The procession included officers from federal, state and local agencies. "They told us to immediately shelter in place". Read More

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Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

Teens who vape are also more likely to try smoking regular cigarettes at least once and there's moderate evidence that this could set teens up for heavier cigarette use later on. A congressional-mandated review on electronic cigarettes failed to clear the vapor on the public-health benefits of using the products as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Read More

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U.S. shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

U.S. shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

Former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA , program gave the Dreamers legal protections and shielded them from deportation. Schumer said that if McConnell did not hold a good-faith vote on the DACA issue by February 8, the Republican leader "will have breached the trust" of Senate Democrats. Read More

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