• North Carolina Teachers Walk Out of Schools, Rally for Better Pay
North Carolina Teachers Walk Out of Schools, Rally for Better Pay

Avery County Schools, Burke County Schools, Lincoln County Schools and Anson County Schools still had class Wednesday. The money squandered so far this year on stock buybacks, which only benefit the richest shareholders and executives, is enough to give a $49,000 bonus to all 3.2 million full-time teachers in the U.S.

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  • Siddaramaiah says he is 'okay' if a Dalit becomes Karnataka CM
Siddaramaiah says he is 'okay' if a Dalit becomes Karnataka CM

Yeddyurappa said the public was largely unhappy with the current Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state. "So, Dear party workers, supporters & well wishers, don't worry about exit polls". As has been the practice, no sooner did the voting end, the TV channels began to flash its own exit poll predictions. "Relax & enjoy your weekend", h...

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  • Congo Faces Another Ebola Outbreak After 18 Die, 2 Cases Confirmed
Congo Faces Another Ebola Outbreak After 18 Die, 2 Cases Confirmed

But despite the fact that during the 2014 outbreak he slammed President Barack Obama for what he called a "TOTAL incompetent" response to the possibility of Ebola cases reaching the United States, Donald Trump this week announced cuts of $252 million in funding for a US response to a potential Ebola plague, calling the cut part of his move to s...

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  • Congo confirms one dead from Ebola, 11 others infected
Congo confirms one dead from Ebola, 11 others infected

Tthe deadly Ebola virus made a comeback to the continent after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared its presence on Tuesday. In the past five weeks, there have been 21 suspected viral haemorrhagic fever in and around the iIkoko Iponge, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a press release.

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  • Wayne Rooney Agrees Deal In Principle With His Next Club
Wayne Rooney Agrees Deal In Principle With His Next Club

Wayne Rooney's future at Everton will become clearer once a decision has been taken on who will manage the club at the start of next season. Rooney is Everton's top scorer with 11 goals this season. Rooney has been made conscious that Everton wouldn't stand in his approach over a switch away as Sam Allardyce searches to boost funds for s...

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  • IEA: Return Of Iran Sanctions Could Impact Oil Market Balance
IEA: Return Of Iran Sanctions Could Impact Oil Market Balance

Saudi Arabia applauded Trump's announcement, but said it would seek to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran does. Companies and countries with commercial deals with Iran would have either 90 or 180 days to wind down those activities, depending on the type of products being sanctioned .

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  • A test of GOP sanity in West Virginia
A test of GOP sanity in West Virginia

Blankenship has billed himself as an anti-establishment Republican in the vein of the unorthodox president, embracing the label that he is " Trumpier than Trump ". They are also childishly calling me "despicable" and 'mentally ill.' The war to drain the swamp and create jobs for West Virginia people has begun. Morrisey was in third place with only ...

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  • Without 2017 data, World Health Organization pollution report doesn't give clear picture
Without 2017 data, World Health Organization pollution report doesn't give clear picture

This includes "many of the world's megacities", according to Dr Maria Neira, WHO's Director of the Department of Public Health, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, who added that air quality levels in those urban centres, exceed WHO guidelines "by more than five times".

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  • NRA won't allow guns at its own upcoming event
NRA won't allow guns at its own upcoming event

Cameron Kasky, one of the crucial outspoken survivors of the Parkland. The NRA spent more than $30 million to help elect Trump in the 2016 presidential election and provided a boon of conservative bona fides at a time when Trump's candidacy was met with skepticism by many who doubted his conservative credentials.

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  • SC Collegium defers decision on Justice KM Joseph's elevation, seeks more time
SC Collegium defers decision on Justice KM Joseph's elevation, seeks more time

The SC website used a single word, "Deferred", to describe the outcome of the much-awaited meeting of the collegium: the first since the Centre last month segregated its recommendations for the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra to the apex court and for elevation of the Uttarakhand Chief Justice.

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  • CDC: Illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled since 2004
CDC: Illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled since 2004

Between 2004 and 2016, about 643,000 cases of 16 insect-borne illnesses were reported to the CDC - 27,000 a year in 2004, rising to 96,000 by 2016. The CDC said local public health departments need to do more to control mosquito, tick and flea populations.

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  • Adelaide set to host opening Test on India's tour of Australia
Adelaide set to host opening Test on India's tour of Australia

Brisbane's cricket stadium the Gabba is in decline as a test venue after being overlooked for Australia's upcoming series against India . Conditions in a day-night Test might tilt the balance in the hosts' favour, giving them the momentum for the series.

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  • Semi-final key questions - Have your say on the return legs
Semi-final key questions - Have your say on the return legs

James Rodriguez's respect for Real Madrid means he will not celebrate if he scores for Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final second leg. " Barcelona deserved to be a champion, we have to congratulate them, nothing more", said Zidane. Centre-back Niklas Sule, who looks set to start after the injury suffered by Jerome Boateng in t...

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  • The Dallas Cowboys trade for speedster Tavon Austin
The Dallas Cowboys trade for speedster Tavon Austin

Austin gets a fresh start in Dallas, which turned around and traded away fellow wide receiver Ryan Switzer not long thereafter. Still just 27 years old, Austin should be motivated to prove his struggles in Los Angeles were the product of his environment and not his skill set.

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  • YouTube Introduces More Parental Controls For YouTube Kids
YouTube Introduces More Parental Controls For YouTube Kids

The mode is controlled from the Parent Control centre in the parent's Facebook account and the "off times" can be changed at any time. During those "off times", the kids will not be able to send or receive messages in the chat app, play with the camera, engage in video calls or receive any sort of notifications of the app.

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  • Saudi-led air strikes kill at least 20 at Yemen wedding
Saudi-led air strikes kill at least 20 at Yemen wedding

The dead were mostly women and children - including the bride - who were gathered in one of the tents set up for the wedding party in the district of Bani Qayis, according to Khaled al-Nadhri, the top health official in the northern province of Hajja.

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  • Jazz beat Thunder 102-95 to tie series at 1-1
Jazz beat Thunder 102-95 to tie series at 1-1

Ricky Rubio contributed 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and Derrick Favors recorded 20 points and 16 rebounds to help Utah tie the series at one game apiece. Expect George, who had eight three-pointers in Game 1, to start and be available in full capacity Wednesday night. Mitchell shot 4-of-9 in the final frame, scoring 13 poin...

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  • 'Gunfire' delays United Nations chemical mission in Syria's Douma
'Gunfire' delays United Nations chemical mission in Syria's Douma

President Donald Trump wants to remove USA troops from Syria , where it has been fighting the Islamic State militants. The U.S. also said it fears the site may have been tampered with. However, the Russian presence in Syria and the US attack are both violations of Syria's sovereignty. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wai...

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  • Russia Slams Western Attack on Syria as Undermining Peace
Russia Slams Western Attack on Syria as Undermining Peace

At the briefing, Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie , said three sites that are "fundamental components of the regime's chemical weapons infrastructure" were struck. French President Emmanuel Macron said France had joined the U.S. and United Kingdom because "we can not tolerate the recurring use of chemical weapons, which is an immediate danger...

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  • After Cong, BJP lawmakers seen relishing snacks during fast
After Cong, BJP lawmakers seen relishing snacks during fast

Lekhi said the woman counsel appearing for the Kathua rape victim was being pressurised not to appear in the case. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nandkumar Singh Chauhan has said that Hindus number less than 1 per cent of the population in Indian-held Kashmir, reported Financial Express .

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  • HEALTH REPORT: Traumatic Brain Injuries
HEALTH REPORT: Traumatic Brain Injuries

Professor Jonathan Schott of UCL's Institute of Neurology said the research provides "perhaps the best evidence yet that traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for dementia", but said further work was required to differentiate types of injuries, such as sport-related concussions, and how they affect the brain.

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  • Kate Middleton to give birth to third child at exclusive Lindo Wing
Kate Middleton to give birth to third child at exclusive Lindo Wing

Paddy Power has been forced to suspending betting for Kate's due date as they have been inundated with bets that she will go into labour on our before Sunday. It is thought that the royal couple don't have long to wait before welcoming a sibling for Prince George and Princess Charlotte . The new baby will be born just weeks before Prince Har...

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  • France and Saudi Arabia agree on need to curb Iran's 'expansionism'
France and Saudi Arabia agree on need to curb Iran's 'expansionism'

The Saudi prince's trip to Spain will come hot on the heels of a three-day official visit to France and after a tour lasting several weeks of the United States, Britain and Egypt, where the self-styled moderniser signed multimillion-dollar deals.

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  • Red hot chilli pepper: Man develops brain disorder after eating Carolina Reaper
Red hot chilli pepper: Man develops brain disorder after eating Carolina Reaper

Suffering multiple bouts of skull-crushing headaches , the man had to go through neck pain and dry heaving for days. The description continues: "He then developed intense neck and occipital head pain". "No cases of RCVS secondary to peppers or cayenne have been previously reported", he said , "but ingestion of cayenne pepper has been associat...

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  • Healthcast : Surgeon General Issues Public Health Warning
Healthcast : Surgeon General Issues Public Health Warning

The substance abuse disorder and mental illness treatment center had given out about 50 kits of naloxone through Friday afternoon, said the organization's CEO, Adam Cohen. "It may very well save their life in case they do slip once, because that's all it takes". Most states also have laws created to protect health care professionals for prescri...

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  • Softball Cats run-rule UofL 8-0
Softball Cats run-rule UofL 8-0

Gloeckler had three of West's eight hits, while Joey Aden had three hits and scored three times and Will Jarrett had a two-run double. Kamryn Moss, Addie Stanton and Bennett all had a pair of hits in the contest, with Moss collecting three RBIs.

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  • Missing CDC worker's body recovered in Atlanta river
Missing CDC worker's body recovered in Atlanta river

Cortez Stafford said at a press conference. The circumstances of Cunningham's death remain unclear, but the police said they don't suspect foul play in the case, and they believe he drowned somehow. He was last seen leaving work early after telling his colleagues that he didn't feel well. Cunningham had called his sister that morning and talk...

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  • With more snow on the horizon, region waits for warmth
With more snow on the horizon, region waits for warmth

By the time its over most of the county will see maybe a dusting on the ground with some areas in the north getting as much as an inch of snow. An inch or so accumulation possible. Traditional spring temperatures likely won't appear next week either. Temperatures won't be that much cooler initially, but will drop into the upper 60s and low 70s acro...

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  • Grindr shares users' HIV status with third-party companies
Grindr shares users' HIV status with third-party companies

In a tweet , United States senator Ed Markey suggested that greater care needed to be taken when handling information about individuals' HIV status: "Privacy isn't just about credit card numbers and passwords". The company says the firms are under "strict contractual terms that provide for the highest level of confidentiality". "When working w...

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  • Dutch Attorney Implicated in Mueller Probe Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison
Dutch Attorney Implicated in Mueller Probe Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison

Van der Zwaan was a London-based associate of a high-powered law firm called Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom in the early 2010s. Van der Zwaan, who joined Skadden in 2007, when he was about 24, played a role at the firm in complex global litigation and government investigations that belied his junior status, a fact his lawyers attributed to his wor...

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  • The 2020 Census Questions Every US Household Will Be Asked, Annotated
The 2020 Census Questions Every US Household Will Be Asked, Annotated

The controversial announcement has many immigrants anxious that the information obtained from the question could be used against them. "The president's support for this unnecessary, untested question is just one more example of this administration's hostility toward immigrants and people of color", Gupta said .

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  • Indian government seeks buyer for majority stake in Air India
Indian government seeks buyer for majority stake in Air India

As per the advertisement issued by the Government, the companies or consortium will be eligible to bid only if their net worth crosses Rs 5,000 crore. New Delhi :A Kolkata-bound Air India flight has been grounded at the Delhi airport following reports of a bomb threat , an official said. Israel's El Al airline said it appealed on Wednesday to th...

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  • Delhi Budget: AAP govt allocates nearly Rs 14000 cr for education sector
Delhi Budget: AAP govt allocates nearly Rs 14000 cr for education sector

In education which accounts for 26% of the total budget allocation, the government proposes to build 12,748 classrooms and 30 new schools. The state finance minister, Manish Sisodia , said, "Despite demonetisation and GST, Delhi's economy is growing", adding that the government allocates Rs 1,000 crore for repairing small roads of the municipal ...

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  • Most transgenders barred from serving in U.S. military; as per Trump's order
Most transgenders barred from serving in U.S. military; as per Trump's order

In his presidential memorandum, Trump said transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria - those who may require substantial medical treatment - are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances.

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  • Virat Kohli likely to play county cricket for Surrey
Virat Kohli likely to play county cricket for Surrey

Reports suggest that Kohli will leave for England at the end of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League .season, where he will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore. I wouldn't like to add anything more to it. Skipper Virat Kohli is not the only Indian cricketer looking to better his Test performance. Star Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara wil...

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  • South Africa's Rabada wins duel with Warner
South Africa's Rabada wins duel with Warner

Clearly intent on stamping himself on this match, Warner crunched three successive deliveries through the off side for boundaries to end Rabada's second over, and began his third by hooking a six and slashing another four behind point. Opening batsman Elgar had scored 106 when De Villiers was dismissed and batted with more fluency than usual. The...

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  • Advocates rally for Justine Damond after Noor charged
Advocates rally for Justine Damond after Noor charged

Officer Mohamed Noor shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond , a 40-year-old life coach on July 15 minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home. "Finally, when we realized that the evidence clearly confirmed to the statutory definitions of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, then, and only...

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  • Ola, Uber drivers to go on indefinite strike from midnight
Ola, Uber drivers to go on indefinite strike from midnight

While the way to protest here is debatable, the reason has remained same over time. Ola and Uber users faced several problems amid the ongoing strike called by drivers working with the cab aggregators, on Monday. The protest will require the drivers to not login into the application and accept bookings. All the drivers have invested Rs 5-...

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  • Philippines gives official notice of International Criminal Court withdrawal
Philippines gives official notice of International Criminal Court withdrawal

Consequently, the Philippines does not need to adhere to the required one-year waiting period as outlined in the Rome Statute . "It is doubly lamentable that members of the worldwide community, who include our own partners in the war against terror, have allowed themselves to be used as pawns by these individuals and organizations in undermini...

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  • Marielle Franco: politician's murder sparks mass protests in Brazil
Marielle Franco: politician's murder sparks mass protests in Brazil

Reports say two men in a auto drew up alongside her vehicle, opened fire, and sped away. ( Rio de Janeiro ) - Brazilian authorities should ensure a prompt, thorough, and independent investigation into the killing of a human rights defender and her driver in Rio de Janeiro , Human Rights Watch said today.

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