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People Trial beginning on suit alleging Harvard admissions bias
Author: 0 Trial beginning on suit alleging Harvard admissions bias

A day earlier, backers from both sides hosted dueling rallies in the Boston area. Students for Fair Admissions, a group representing Asian American applicants, alleges in the lawsuit that Harvard violates civil rights in multiple ways through an admissions process in which race is a known factor.

People Sabarimala temple opens amid protests over SC order
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The devotees, most of whom were men, earlier surrounded and intimidated female journalists, including one from AFP . Hours before the doors of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala opened for monthly rituals on Wednesday evening, the base camp of Nilakkal descended into violence and chaos with clashes erupting between the police and thousands of protesters opposed to the entry of women of all ages at the famed hill shrine.

People Brexit: What would an extended transition mean?
Author: 0 Brexit: What would an extended transition mean?

Here's what you need to know. But her own Eurosceptic Conservative MPs are demanding this "backstop" arrangement be time-limited, something the European Union will not accept. Her official spokesman later told reporters: "The Cabinet strongly supported her on the importance of maintaining the integrity of the Union and agreed that we must ensure we can not be kept in a backstop arrangement indefinitely".

People Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes
Author: 0 Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes

There were no reports of injuries. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars over the past decade and fighting has flared up on several occasions recently, though neither side appears to be interested in another full-blown war. Over the weekend, Israel halted Qatari-donated fuel shipments to Gaza's power plant in response to the escalated protests. "We are very close to a different kind of activity, an activity that will include very powerful blows.

People Koreas and UN Command begin talks on demilitarizing border
Author: 0 Koreas and UN Command begin talks on demilitarizing border

The South Korean president called on the U.S.to match the north's efforts with reciprocal measures to push the program forward. The ministry said it was investigating how and why the man reached the North, thanking Pyongyang for returning him "from a humanitarian standpoint".

People Cannabis becomes legal in Canada
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The premier said his PC government had adopted a careful and measured approach to legal marijuana, first with online sales through the Ontario Cannabis Store , and then retail outlets next April. Due to Newfoundland's unique timezone, stores on the island had the opportunity to open their doors half an hour earlier than anywhere else in Canada.

People Pakistan Executed a Man Convicted of Killing Six-Year-Old Zainab Ansari
Author: 0 Pakistan Executed a Man Convicted of Killing Six-Year-Old Zainab Ansari

Pakistan executed Imran Ali Wednesday, the man convicted of the killing a six-year-old girl in a murder that sparked outrage around the world earlier this year. However, the court dismissed his appeal. Anti-riot forces and police were deployed at the Central jail during Imran's execution. However Mr Ansari, who said that Zainab would have been seven years and two months old if she was alive, expressed regret that authorities did not televise the hanging.

People Student may have handed out cookies made with grandparents' ashes
Author: 0 Student may have handed out cookies made with grandparents' ashes

Andy Knox, a student at the school, told KCRA-TV that he was just about to go into his environmental science class when a girl in the same class offered him a cookie. If parents come forward requesting a criminal investigation, officials will discuss it with the parents and minors involved, police said. "Officers considered a California penal code section regarding the disposal of human remains in an improper manner but public-nuisance charges might be more appropriate, he said".

People Trailing in polls, Beto O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate
Author: 0 Trailing in polls, Beto O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

O'Rourke accused Cruz of not doing enough to stand up to Trump when it came to Russian Federation and that the state needs a "full-time senator" rather than someone who concentrates on running for president. O'Rourke is giving up his El Paso congressional seat to challenge Cruz and shattered Senate fundraising records with an astounding $38-plus million in the three months through September.

People 13 dead in bombing at Crimea college
Author: 0 13 dead in bombing at Crimea college

In a video posted on the Internet, a woman identified as the director of the college, Olga Grebennikova, said there were "many corpses, many corpses of children" and called it "a real terrorist act". "Immediately went to the Kerch Polytechnic College to look into the circumstances and coordinate work to eliminate the consequences of what happened and help the victims.

People Lindsey Graham’s joke about his DNA and Iran is getting grilled online
Author: 0 Lindsey Graham’s joke about his DNA and Iran is getting grilled online

Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage", he concluded. "Her false claim of Indian heritage is only selling to VERY LOW I.Q. The results suggest that Warren is between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American . Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., who on October 15, 2018, cited U.S.

People British, EU ministers say still time for Brexit deal
Author: 0 British, EU ministers say still time for Brexit deal

But while many in the European Union were nervous about the lack of any deal yet, others said progress could still be made. She repeated it would be "unacceptable" for Northern Ireland to remain in the EU's customs union, while Great Britain leaves it, to prevent a hard border.

People Suspicious letter sent to Sen. Collins' house
Author: 0 Suspicious letter sent to Sen. Collins' house

U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber said the case was serious. Preliminary test results indicated there was no threat to the public. Senator Collins was in Washington D.C.at the time, but her husband, their dog, and parts of their West Broadway home had had to be quarantined while a crime lab unit investigated.

People Annual US budget deficit hits six-year high of US$779b
Author: 0 Annual US budget deficit hits six-year high of US$779b

Real wages grew by 1.4 percent and household income grew by 1.8 percent, according to the report released by the Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin suggested in a statement that the underlying source of the widening deficit was growth in government spending, rather than the tax cuts.

People Jared Kushner may have dodged paying federal taxes for years
Author: 0 Jared Kushner may have dodged paying federal taxes for years

Jared Kushner , President Donald Trump's son-in-law, paid little to no federal income taxes from 2009 to 2016, according to a report from The New York Times . However, the figures came down drastically due to the $8.3 million loss, which was "in significant depreciation" of the real estate that he and his company owned.

People Theresa May to give Brexit update after talks break down
Author: 0 Theresa May to give Brexit update after talks break down

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces mounting pressure to rethink her plan for leaving the European Union, after Brexit talks reached a standoff over the so-called Irish backstop. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Monday that "I figure November or December is the best opportunity for a deal". Macron said he will have a phone call with May on Monday and with European Union negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday.

People Pilots killed in jet crash during military excercise
Author: 0 Pilots killed in jet crash during military excercise

At the same time, the US Air Force said in a press release that one American service member was involved in the crash . The Su-27 crash casts a pall on the first-ever Clear Sky, which kicked off this month and aims to increase the interoperability of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries and partner nations' air forces through training that includes air sovereignty, cyber defense, air-to-ground integration and aeromedical evacuation, among other missions.

People Mystery over missing teen girl after parents found dead in their home
Author: 0 Mystery over missing teen girl after parents found dead in their home

The bodies of Closs' parents - James Closs , 56, and his wife, Denise Closs, 46 - were found dead inside. The two were found dead inside their home early Monday morning. Fitzgerald spoke with WCOW News 18 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in a video posted to the TV news station's Facebook page. But he repeated his plea for the public's help in finding her.

People Scott Morrison open to moving Australia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Author: 0 Scott Morrison open to moving Australia's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Anwar said , Australia should not condone any act that supports injustice and has urged all ASEAN countries to oppose any such move. Turnbull's government had explicitly distanced itself from the decision by Trump to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as "unhelpful" to the peace process.

People Abuja rage as Boko Haram kills another aid worker
Author: 0 Abuja rage as Boko Haram kills another aid worker

The terrorist group equally vowed to keep Leah Sharibu , the remaining Dapchi schoolgirl, as "a slave for life", the paper said. A second aid worker has been executed by Boko Haram in Nigeria after a deadline imposed to release imprisoned members of the armed group expired, the government said.

People President Donald Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren a 'Phony' Over DNA Test Results
Author: 0 President Donald Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren a 'Phony' Over DNA Test Results

The Commander-in-Chief slammed the left-wing lawmaker on social media just hours after she revealed her DNA results to the Boston Globe , saying she "should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public". "Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center ", Warren tweeted. I say that with respect, but you would. " That will not be something I enjoy doing, either ".

People Artist Explains Inspiration Behind Painting of Trump With Past Republican Presidents
Author: 0 Artist Explains Inspiration Behind Painting of Trump With Past Republican Presidents

A day after eagle-eyed viewers spotted the painting by the Missouri-based artist Andy Thomas in a shot of Mr Trump's interview on the 60 Minutes news programme, many Twitter commenters poked fun at the president's choice of decor. It's populist, and he's not going to be shy that he's the center of attention. Reagan and Nixon are trading glances, and George H.W. Bush looks on. All the men appear to be sharing a joke.

People 'May Become Catastrophic': Serbian Patriarch on Constantinople Ukraine Decision
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Ilarion told journalists that the synod - the Russian Orthodox Church's decision-making body - was left with no choice but to sever ties with the patriarchate based in Istanbul. Ukraine today is more unified, more nationalist, more oriented toward Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the West than it has even been true before, and that's a direct result of Russia's intervention in Ukraine and killing of Ukrainians, ' he said as quoted by EUObserver .

People President of Turkey says he hopes Saudi writer is still alive
Author: 0 President of Turkey says he hopes Saudi writer is still alive

The Kentucky Republican, who's close to President Donald Trump, has always been a critic of the Saudi government. His disappearance is likely to further deepen divisions between Turkey and Saudi Arabia . Saudi officials have denied the allegations, and the consulate says Khashoggi left its premises. Khashoggi had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States since a year ago.

People Brooklyn witches are planning to put a curse on Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Brooklyn witches are planning to put a curse on Brett Kavanaugh

Ford was a liar, to the delight of thousands who cackled their approval. Witches are preparing to place a hex on new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh . Trump added, "But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember". "[Brett Kavanaugh] will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you've got to grind", the invite reads .

People Australian PM faces backlash over surprise shift in Israel policy
Author: 0 Australian PM faces backlash over surprise shift in Israel policy

While the possibility of relocating the Australian embassy to Jerusalem was welcomed by Netanyahu, Morrison's critics blamed the PM of catering to the Jewish electorate of Wentworth, where former Ambassador Sharma is trailing behind in the opinion polls ahead of the crucial parliamentary by-election scheduled this week.

People '100 families' taken by IS in Syria
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The Lebanese Minister of Agriculture in the caretaker government, Ghazi Zu'aitir, said that "opening the Nassib crossing serves the interest of Lebanese exporters and that communication with the Syrian side is continuing at the level of ministers concerned on this issue".

People Missouri woman fired after blocking black man from entering his apartment building
Author: 0 Missouri woman fired after blocking black man from entering his apartment building

He said Mueller called the authorities on him for entering his own apartment. In videos of the incident uploaded to Facebook , Toles asked the woman multiple times to "please move". In the viral video, Toles can be heard telling the woman, "You are blocking me into my building". " I was kind of blown away , shocked and like wow", Toles told the local news station.

People Judge Tosses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit Against Trump
Author: 0 Judge Tosses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit Against Trump

She filed the case after the president tweeted that she had invented a story about being threatened for speaking out about the alleged affair. "Daniels' other claims against Trump and Cohen proceed unaffected". Daniels' lawsuit over a hush-money deal is pending. Trump's contrary claims are as deceptive as his claims about the inauguration attendance. Ms Daniels then brought a lawsuit against the President claiming he had defamed her by calling her a liar.

People Error behind 'It's OK to be white' vote
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison also says it was "regrettable" Liberal senators supported Hanson's motion , which claimed that "anti-white" racism was on the rise in Australia. "I was unaware that when we entered the Senate to vote that it was on this particular motion". The back-down comes after several government members, including Cormann himself, appeared to back the motion in tweets on Monday night.

Author: 0 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first day in Australia

Add Royal Family as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Royal Family news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Celebrity psychic Harry T told us we'd be getting a royal baby announcement this month, and he was right! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child .

People Trump calls Mattis 'sort of a Democrat' and says he 'may leave'
Author: 0 Trump calls Mattis 'sort of a Democrat' and says he 'may leave'

In an excerpt from a " 60 Minutes " interview that will air in full Sunday on CBS , Trump talked about the level of turnover in his administration after nearly two years, and suggested there could be more to come. What matters about Trump's first interview in nearly two years on what is by far the largest forum in TV news is the performance. And I think other countries - " before Stahl cut him off to press him on why he hadn't said Russian Federation meddled (even though he just had).

People BK man charged in brawl after speech by far-right leader
Author: 0 BK man charged in brawl after speech by far-right leader

No similar arrests have been announced in connection with events in Portland that reportedly involved some members of the Proud Boys, as well as the group Patriot Prayer and members of Antifa. Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the incident, saying "Hate is never welcome in NYC and we will punish those responsible-whether they threw punches or incited violence-to the fullest extent of the law".

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