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People Man Behind Fatal 'Swatting' Gets 20 Years
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Barriss plead guilted to 51 federal charges back in November while also admitting to making the phone calls that led to the death of 28-year-old Finch. Authorities said when Mr Gaskill noticed Barriss was following him on Twitter, he taunted him to "try something". One of the aggrieved parties asked Barriss to make the prank call and gave him Finch's address.

People Woman delivers twins just a month after first birth
Author: 0 Woman delivers twins just a month after first birth

Dilip Roy, chief government doctor in the district, questioned why her second uterus wasn't detected by the hospital where she first gave birth. "Her waters broke again 26 days after the first baby was born and she rushed to us", Poddar told the AFP .

People Donald Trump: Illegal Immigrants Met by Democrat Lawyers at the Border
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Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during his 2016 campaign. "If Mexico doesn't immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING.the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week", the president tweeted from Florida.

People China expels ex-Interpol chief Meng from Communist Party
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After Interpol, an global organization facilitating police cooperation across borders which is headquartered in Lyon, France, requested information from the Chinese government, the authorities said he had been detained in connection with an investigation into alleged corruption.

People Admin Shores Up Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Overseas
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Such a policy is expected to close 90 percent to 95 percent of the loopholes that allowed NGOs to get around the Mexico City Policy's ban on taxpayer dollars spent on abortions through foreign aid funding. Sen. Jean Shaheen, D-N.H., who has pushed for legislation to permanently repeal the Mexico City policy, called the move "unconscionable". According to health groups, the rule now targets the entire U.S.

People Mueller report stokes political rift. Could it inspire some unity too?
Author: 0 Mueller report stokes political rift. Could it inspire some unity too?

So what happens now? The good news is the Mueller Report's conclusion that Donald Trump isn't some sort of modern-day Manchurian Candidate. Attorney General Barr's summary notes that the investigation publicly identified two main Russian efforts to influence the election: one involving social media and disinformation, the other hacking into Democratic computers.

People Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash - 'WSJ'
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A lawsuit against Boeing Co was filed in US federal court yesterday in what appeared to be the first suit over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people. Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air, which is operated by flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, has cancelled plan to lease two Boeing Co 737 MAX jets, a spokesman said on Friday.

People MPs poised for pivotal vote on May's Brexit deal
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Brexit is now under a postponement negotiated with the European Union that would see the country exit the continental federation on May 22 if Parliament accepts May's deal or April 12 if it does not. These would not have been binding but would help narrow options and provide some clarity in an increasingly confused debate. To them, no deal is a clean break from the European Union that will allow Britain to forge its own destiny in the world without the shackles of Brussels holding it back.

People United Nations lauds Coalition experience to protect children in Yemen
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Impoverished Yemen remains in a state of civil war since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. The top Iranian diplomat also pointed to Iran's four-point peace plan that he proposed in the weeks that the campaign had begun in 2015, and said Saudi Arabia and its allies rejected the proposal "claiming that victory was at hand within THREE WEEKS".

People Christchurch mosque shootings: Scott Morrison to attend remembrance service
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About 5,000 people attended, fewer than organizers had expected, perhaps reflecting the heavy security presence and road closures around the venue. "Allah says if we forgive one another he loves us". The number of applications from Britain jumped from 505 to 753 - a 49 per cent increase - in the 10 days after the attack on March 15, according to figures from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

People Syria, Opposition Say Israeli Airstrikes Hit Iran Targets Near Aleppo, 7 Killed
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It came following an escalation between Syria and Israel after the Trump administration recognised the occupied Golan Heights as being under Israeli sovereignty. Trump's proclamation that the Golan Heights are part of Israel raised questions about the future of UNDOF after its mandate expires on June 30. One-by-one, fourteen member states rebuked the United State's proclamation.

People Russian Lawmaker: N. Korea's Kim to Visit Russia in Spring or Summer
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It would be the first official contact between the two countries since their summit in Hanoi collapsed last month. While Moon says inter-Korean reconciliation is crucial for achieving progress in nuclear negotiations, the breakdown of the Trump-Kim summit has created a hard environment to push engagement with the North.

People House Fails to Override President Trump's Veto
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The vote kills Democrats' legislative effort to rein in Trump's plan to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, and it demonstrates the president's enduring influence over GOP lawmakers. -Mexico border. "Whether we can succeed with the number of votes is not the point", Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters in NY last week. The veto override was never expected to be successful, but Democrats still wanted to take the vote to continue hammering home their point that it is Congress , not ...

People Drug suspect caught fleeing Australia by Sea-Doo
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Police said he was "possibly armed" with a crossbow and carrying additional fuel and supplies. The 57-year-old man, who was not named, was arrested after a two-day chase around the remote Torres Strait Islands in northern Australia , near southern Papua New Guinea .

People Wisconsin man pleads guilty to kidnapping teen and killing her parents
Author: 0 Wisconsin man pleads guilty to kidnapping teen and killing her parents

Authorities say Patterson held the girl in a remote cabin in Gordon, Wisconsin for almost three months, at times putting the teenager under a bed, positioning weights and other objects to try to prevent her from escaping . His voice quivering, Patterson simply uttered the word "guilty" as he was questioned by Judge James Babler. The intentional homicide counts carry a sentence of life in prison.

People Dhaka office block inferno kills five with many feared trapped
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The people who lost the life were among half a dozen people who jumped off from various floors of the high-rise for safety, resulting in grave injuries, senior officials at the spot said. "When I heard a fire broke out in the building, I quickly rushed out", he told AFP. Several people have already been rescued from the burning building, officials said.

People HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination
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ProPublica revealed the discriminatory practice in a 2016 investigation; the charge, however, was in direct response to a complaint filed in August 2018, after which HUD began its own probe. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Thursday . Credit: ShutterstockIt's uncanny; it nearly seems like someone gave Facebook a heads-up that the U.S.

People Barbara Bush blamed Trump for 'angst,' new book reveals
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The former first lady later had to grapple with Trump's rise to the nation's highest office, describing a phone call between her husband and Trump the morning after the 2016 election. As you can see, the headline debunks itself in the next sentence. This particular anecdote is also deeply unflattering to Mrs. Bush did not vote for Trump or his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton , instead opting to write Jeb Bush's name on the ballot.

People Grand jury in Russia probe 'continuing robustly'
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Attorney General William Barr is combing through the special counsel's report on the Russian Federation probe, removing grand jury and classified information in hopes of releasing it in April and testifying to Congress. "More than perhaps any other outcome of the Mueller investigation, this may become its most enduring legacy". So it's disturbing here that Paul wants to tie transparency on one to the other, which actually escalates the politicization of the entire process and possibly makes ...

People Betsy DeVos under fire for proposed plan to cut Special Olympics funding
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The Education Department's proposed budget for 2020 cuts around $8.5 billion, or 12 percent, from the current budget, so it's odd that DeVos - who donated a quarter of her salary to the Special Olympics past year - would attempt to nix federal funding of such a high-profile program when it's unlikely the cuts will go through.

People Daylight Savings SCRAPPED by European Union so clocks won't change
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The EU first unified the summer time arrangements in 1980, in order to ensure a harmonised approach to time switching within the single market, as until then, national summer time practices and schedules were diverging. "New technology and different ways of living mean that we no longer earn anything (from time change), in fact we don't save", Marita Ulvskog, the lawmaker in charge of the time change file, told the European Union parliament during a debate on the issue on Monday.

People Algeria army chief calls for Bouteflika to be 'ousted'
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Article 102 is a clause in the Algerian constitution that allows for the removal of the president if they are deemed unfit to rule because of medical reasons. What Exxon is eyeing is a situation in which Bouteflika is forced to resign and what ensues in a political vacuum that leads to further unrest for the major oil producer.

People Maltese navy seizes tanker hijacked by migrants
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Valetta - Maltese soldiers have taken control of a small tanker that was hijacked by migrants it had rescued off Libya, the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) said in a statement on Thursday. Control of the ship was then handed back to the captain and it was escorted to Senglea. Following Rome's increasingly tough anti-migrant stance, boats that pick up migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean increasingly return them to Libya.

People Pope Francis filmed rejecting ring kiss from worshippers in weird video
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Some Vatican watchers noted that even former Pope Benedict, a hero to nostalgic conservatives, and his predecessor John Paul, did not like having their hands kissed - at least not by long lines of people, for the sake of expediency. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The BBC studied official Vatican TV footage of the incident and discovered the Pontiff received 113 people that day over the course of around 13 minutes.

People Two killed, two critically wounded after gunman’s rampage in Seattle
Author: 0 Two killed, two critically wounded after gunman’s rampage in Seattle

Two others survived gunshot wounds, including the driver of a Metro bus who was being called a hero for driving away from the chaotic scene despite his wound. The suspect, Stark and the 53-year-old female driver were all taken to a hospital and were in satisfactory condition as of Wednesday night, according to the paper.

People Russian Federation confirms its military personnel arrived in Venezuela
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Trump told her. China, too, is sticking by Maduro, challenging the USA diplomatic push. During the meeting, Trump reportedly lamented the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Speaking to the U.S. officials, she described the situation in Venezuela as "a awful crisis", saying children and elderly people had died as a result.

People Venezuela hit by a nationwide blackout
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As he did with the first outage, President Nicolas Maduro attributed the outage to sabotage by his opponents , including the USA government. Without any evidence, his sister, Delcy Rodríguez, the Vice President, blamed sabotage by the "fascist right" and its "imperial masters" in Washington.

People Kidnapped Markham student was released by his captors, police say
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Police believe Lu was dropped off in the area by a vehicle before he knocked on the door of a residence on Doe Lake Road and asked the homeowner for help. Officers found the van somewhere in Toronto Sunday night thanks to public tips. But police said Wednesday that the kidnappers were never in contact with police or the family.

People Sen. Mike Lee Defends Attacks on 'Horrible' Green New Deal
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Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they seek to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Democrats called the GOP's move a " sham " and said it carries its own political risk by mocking an issue that a growing number of Americans care deeply about.

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