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World Leading Bump Stock Maker Shutting Down Production
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Slide Fire Solutions, the inventor and a leading manufacturer of the bump stocks, announced it will stop taking orders for its line of bump stock products on May 20. Slide Fire's Jeremiah Cottle, who patented the design of the bump stock, has been forced to defend it several times in court. The accessories were selling briskly after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

World Pope meets father of British toddler at centre of battle
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The parents want to transfer their son to Bambino Gesu to see if it is possible to diagnose and treat his condition, but the high court ruling would prevent that from happening, according to the parents' lawyer. A High Court judge and three Court of Appeal judges have dismissed their claim. Speaking outside the hospital on Friday, Alfie's father Tom Evans, 21, said he had chartered a jet to take the child to Italy but had been stopped by the hospital.

World Trump Turns Up Heat On Dems, Rand Paul To Confirm Pompeo
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Foreign Relations Committee members Jeanne Shaheen and Tim Kaine have both expressed their concerns about his suitability for the role, meaning it is extremely unlikely he will have the panel's endorsement when the full Senate votes on his nomination.

World Sonia Gandhi In Rae Bareli After 20 Months
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To a question, the Congress president said, "Jobs were snatched but the Prime Minister did not speak a word on it". The BJP, however, reacted sharply to Gandhi's remarks saying the Congress leader will do well worrying more about his constituency.

World Target's new in-store option to deliver convenience for customers
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The feature will debut in almost 60 stores in five major cities - Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. - by the end of this month, the company says . "More than ever, we're using our network of more than 1,800 stores and our enhanced supply chain operations and digital technologies to roll out more convenient shopping options for guests nationwide", according to the statement.

World Etah: 7-Year-Old Raped Murdered During a Wedding Ceremony
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The 7-year-old was believably raped at a wedding ceremony by a youth who was hired to set up the tent on the occasion. "The accused was nearby, he has been arrested", police officer Akhilesh Chaurasia said. On March 17, a third-year-old law student of Agra college, raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl. Enraged over the heinous crime, the victim's family blocked the Etah-Farrukhabad road, while opposition parties slammed the Yogi Adityanath government for the "sudden spurt" in rape cases.

World Ice falling from CN Tower threatens Royals at Jays, report says
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I do not see this as being a good series for the Kansas City Royals . The Toronto Raptors are scheduled to face off against the Washington Wizard's at 7 p.m.at the Air Canada Centre. Monday's games between the Orioles-Red Sox and Cardinals-Cubs were also postponed, bringing MLB's season total to 24 so far. Moustakas is slashing.327/.352/.596 with 17 hits, nine RBIs and nine runs scored, while Duda is slashing.282/.349/.436 with 11 hits, two homers, eight RBIs and four runs scored.

World United Kingdom government loses key Brexit vote
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Crushing Government defeat on Customs Union in Lords may be the beginning of the end of Brexit . Labour sees a chance of beating May on eight issues, including the customs union and critically - the government's desire to set Brexit day in stone on March 29, 2019.

World Syria says chemical weapons experts may visit Douma on Wednesday
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Gunmen shot at the United Nations team in Douma on Tuesday and detonated an explosive, leading it to return to Damascus , said the head of the global chemical weapons watchdog, Ahmet Uzumcu. United Nations Security Council-mandated inspectors have probed previous attacks and decided President Assad's regime was responsible four times, MPs were told .

World Oberlin students plan walkout Friday to protest gun violence
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The founder and president of LCOHS (Leftist Coalition of High Schools), she hopes to build cooperative relationships between student activists . According to past coverage from The Occidental , the faculty resolution called for the board of trustees to divest all stock holdings in companies that produce "military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for the goal of sale and distribution to private citizens".

World Wednesday's winter weather forecast for Cedar Rapids, Iowa City
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Yet another system will spread more snow into parts of the Rockies and High Plains late-week. The NWS has also issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY , in effect from 10 AM Wednesday to 1 AM Thursday, for Stephenson, Winnebago, Ogle, Boone, Carroll, and Whiteside counties.

World NY to Restore Voting Rights to Thousands of Ex-Felons
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Cuomo had proposed ending cash bail in NY but failed to secure the policy in the state budget. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order giving all parolees in NY the right to vote. Donna Lieberman, the group's executive director, called it an "important step to strengthen our democracy". State Republican leaders, however, are pushing back against the governor's decision.

World India Suffers Another Cash Crunch As BJP Policies Take Hold
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The government has asked people not to panic and the RBI said that printing of new Rs 500 notes has already been initiated. The Reserve Bank of India's response, attributing cash shortage in "some pockets" to logistical issues of replenishing the ATMs, has been anything but reassuring.

World Delhi govt cancels appointment of 9 Kejriwal's aides on MHA advice
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The nine advisers whose appointments were cancelled are Amardeep Tiwari (Media adviser to the Law Minister), Arunoday Prakash (Media Adviser to Deputy CM), Atishi Marlena (Media Adviser to Deputy CM), Dinkar Adib (OSD to Minister Satyender Jain), Ram Kumar Jha (Adviser, logistics, to Sisodia), Samir Malhotra (consultant, Satyender Jain), Prashant Saxena and Rajat Tiwari (Aide de Camps to Power Minister).

World Greens want to legalise cannabis for adult use
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According to statistics from The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare , over 35% of Australians have consumed cannabis. Alex Wodak , president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation , welcomed the announcement. Our plan to create a legal market for cannabis production and sale will reduce the risks, but the business model of criminal dealers and syndicates and protect young people from unfair criminal prosecutions.

World Wildfires Blaze Across Texas Panhandle And Oklahoma
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So far, the 34 Complex wildfire in Woodward County has burned 67,776 acres and is believed to be about 45 percent contained. The largest is the Rhea Fire in Dewey County. 81. Winds gusting to 60 miles per hour (96 kph) helped fan a wildfire between Colorado Springs and Pueblo on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued Red Flag Fire warnings for the region through Tuesday.

World Diaz-Canel tapped to steer Cuba through post-Castro uncertainty
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Stepping down at the age of 86, Castro will leave the way open for a new generation of leaders, with Assembly members widely expected to vote in his successor of choice, First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Cuba is also facing economic difficulties after Castro initiated market-style reforms that were agreed to in 2011. Any chance any of Raul or Fidel's children will gain power? The Council of State is where the power really lies in Cuba .

World 'Dabangg' Salman Khan welcomes Priyanka Chopra in 'Bharat'!
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The film will feature Salman Khan sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, wherein a crucial part will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger. He tagged her in a tweet, stating, " Bharat welcomes you back home, see you soon, by the way hamari film Hindi mein hai (Our film is in Hindi language)".

World USA airlines' rights to fly over Russian Federation expire
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Earlier, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a daily briefing for reporters that the department had met with representatives from USA commercial and cargo carriers to discuss their concerns as the deadline loomed. Russian civil aviation officials had been due to attend discussions hosted by the State Department in Washington , but cancelled. "We have had a mutually beneficial commercial aviation relationship for decades with Russian Federation, including on overflights by USA ...

World Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect may have fled on PM's plane
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Icelandic officials said it was unlikely that Stefansson had to show a passport at the airport since he travelled within Europe's passport-free Schengen travel zone. Helgi Gunnlaugsson, a sociology professor at the University of Iceland, said keeping a high-profile prisoner in such low-security surroundings was unusual - but more so was his organized escape.

World GOP leaders say House, Senate won't take up Robert Mueller protection bill
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Representative Mark Meadows, the head of the hard-right Republican Freedom Caucus, who frequently speaks with White House officials, told Fox News on Tuesday he thought a rescission package of $10 billion to $15 billion "has a chance". But with McConnell flexing his powers to block the bill from receiving a full vote on the floor of the Senate, those efforts are all but dead. He said he would be surprised if Trump did dismiss Mueller, stressing, "I don't think he should, and I don't think he ...

World Top EU court: Poland broke law by logging in pristine forest
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Back in 2016 Warsaw tripled logging quotas and argued the logging was necessary to control a beetle infestation. ClientEarth, together with six other organizations, filed a complaint to the European Commission - the EU's executive body - which referred the case to the ECJ .

World Lawyers call for U.S. to turn up pressure on Turkey
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Brunson, who is accused of espionage and aiding terror groups, should be allowed to "allowed to come home to his handsome family where he belongs", Trump said . In his statement to the court, Brunson rejected the accusations of links to Gulen's group, saying: "That would be an insult to my religion". I am a Christian pastor.

World Lalu Yadav's elder son Tej Pratap gets engaged to Aishwarya Rai
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To attain the party, Lalu's sister had travelled specially to Patna . At a glittering function, Tej Pratap (29) exchanged rings with Aishwarya (25) after the traditional rituals which took place in the afternoon today. Lovingly called "Jhipsi" by family members, Aishwarya is the eldest among her siblings. Yet many more politicians were present at the ceremony. Aishwarya Rai , an MBA from Amity University, is the elder daughter of six-time MLA Chandrika Prasad Rai and granddaughter of ...

World Macron calls for action to defend European Union liberal democracy
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In Strasbourg he is launching a series of debates with voters, aimed at re-engaging them with the European Union . "We are in a context where a kind of European civil war is emerging, in which our differences and national egos sometimes seem more important than what unites us", Mr.

World Trump seeking Arab coalition to replace United States military in Syria
Author: 0 Trump seeking Arab coalition to replace United States military in Syria

The new initiative is reportedly part of the White House's demand from several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia , Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), "to contribute billions of dollars to help restore northern Syria ", which Arab states are now being demanded to support US plans in northern Syria in military terms as well.

World Omo-Agege breaks into senate with 'thugs', seizes mace
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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who is now serving a 90-days suspension has been alleged to be the brain behind the invasion of the Senate plenary this morning by persons suspected to be thugs, during which the mace was seized and taken away by the invaders .

World SCS wants to drop TNReady after second day of testing issues
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In a statement from Commissioner Candice McQueen to school directors on the first day of testing, she pointed out that the state had been working with the vendor for the test, Questar, to resolve the issue. Bentley said Johnson City School officials will wait for direction from state officials about whether to continue testing Wednesday. "Having said that, I feel that it is imperative that the Tennessee General Assembly take steps to make sure that teacher evaluations are not negatively ...

World Governor Orders Flags At Half Staff For Barbara Bush
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Bush and her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, regularly attended. Mrs. In the hour that El Arroyo posted the photo of the sign, their post has been reacted to almost 2,500 times and shared over 600 times. " Barbara Bush set a wonderful example as a wife, mom, First Lady and advocate for family literacy ". The main goal of the foundation is to continually provide young children and parents with opportunities to become literate.

World Russian begins blocking messaging app Telegram
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The company has, for example, banned more than 270 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency , the Russian troll factory with ties to the Kremlin. Any other service provided through Google and Amazon servers was also taken out as a result. In the interview, Zharov admitted that the authorities have been helplessly trying to block Telegram and had to shut down entire networks, some of which have over half a million IP addresses that are used by unrelated, "law-abiding companies", ...

World Cryptocurrency by Cambridge Analytica? Controversial firm may raise $30 mn
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Cambridge Analytica , the firm that claims it used personal data to sway the last United States election, planned to issue a cryptocurrency to enhance it's powers of political persuasion, the New York Times reports . Kaiser said as far as she knows, the coin offering has not moved forward. An SNP spokesman said that no work was commissioned because the Cambridge Analytica team appeared to be "a bunch of cowboys".

World Tom Brady not committed to playing for Patriots in 2018
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The three-time league MVP is under contract through 2019. Brady's decision might not alter the Patriots' strategy in the upcoming NFL Draft because the team was already looking for a young quarterback to develop. However, with Brady getting older and whispers of discord between he and Bill Belichick , there is probably some reason to believe he won't be in New England for too long beyond 2018.

World 2 tornadoes confirmed in Lafayette County
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The found that the tornado touched down just southwest of the city of Danville near Old Mayfield Rd. The Ashley County tornadoes didn't create much damage in residential areas. The Danville Register & Bee reported that two homes were heavily damaged by fallen trees. Some trees were snapped or uprooted and a metal outbuilding lost its roof, according to the agency.

Author: 0 IDF fires at 5 Palestinians, one of them armed, at Gaza border

On April 17, each year, Palestinians mark Palestinian Prisoner Day, which commemorates the release of the first Palestinian to be captured by Israel following the 1967 war, Mahmoud Bakr Hijazi, on April 17, 1971. Having its people killed and injured is the only currency it can offer in the Palestinian and worldwide political arenas. Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Israel is now the "world leader" in defending borders.

World Inspectors Enter Douma amid Fears of Tampering with Chemical Evidence
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While he declared success, the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. The first image is from April 8 and the second is from Saturday. "If you look at what Russian Federation is doing, they continue to be involved with all the wrong actors, whether their involvement in Ukraine, whether you look at how they are supporting Venezuela, whether you look in ...

World Barack Obama issues warning in creepy, foul-mouthed 'public address'
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Buzzfeed has published an intriguing video clip, featuring former US President Barack Obama , and it is hard to believe what he said. For example, Jordan Peele's production company Monkeypaw Productions put the Obama video together using FakeApp and Adobe's popular After Effects program for graphics editing.

World India, Sweden to deepen collaboration through strategic innovation partnership
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The Prime Minister also addressed India-Nordic Summit as well as a community event. After concluding his Sweden visit, Prime Minister will travel to the United Kingdom tomorrow. The Prime Ministers acknowledged that innovation and digital transformation drive growth in an interconnected world, and underpin a growing engagement between the Nordic countries and India.

World Extreme Fire Danger Today
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Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour Tuesday are causing dust storms in several parts of Colorado. This image provided by the National Weather Service shows a false-color image made by a NOAA geostationary (GOES) satellite, showing a long plume of smoke and dust from wildfires in Colorado Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

World Trump says he doesn't like TPP deal for United States, citing restrictions
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Trump was of the opinion that the U.S. could weigh rejoining the deal if it improved. His Australian counterpart warns that there won't be a lot of interest in substantial renegotiation among the 11 countries in TPP. "Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama". However, now it seems the U.S. leader is warming to the idea of the TPP, which has 11 other nations around the table at present, following heavy lobbying from influential farming ...

World Macron defends Syria strikes in European Union debate
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He added "I always believed the #EU should be as close as possible to the citizens", and the European Union "needs to be big on big things and small on small things". "We are 28 [members]", he recalled. French President Emmanuel Macron said that he and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: US, North Korea holding talks at "very high levels" Hoyer: Dems eying ways to roll back GOP tax law New Jersey governor signs automatic voter registration bill MORE have developed mutual "trust ...

World Juventus legend Del Piero: I was not attacking Buffon
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Buffon slammed ref Michael Oliver after Juve's Champions League elimination at Real Madrid last week. Standing by his actions, Buffon says he is simply remaining coherent and true to himself. Italy icon Buffon has said this will be his last season and he announced his global retirement after Italy's dramatic failure to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years.

World LeBron James sued for ripping off TV show, according to TMZ
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LeBron James may not want the Alabama football team using the concept of a barbershop TV show where people sit around and shoot the breeze, but one company says the idea wasn't LeBron's to begin with. It's hard to believe that James would have won in court if he were required to prove just how Alabama stole the idea for a talk show about sports topics.