• United States to add citizenship question in 2020 Census
United States to add citizenship question in 2020 Census

In an eight-page memo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that the decision to add the question came at the request of the Department of Justice, which has said that it needs the information to better enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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  • Linda Brown, whose actions helped end U.S. school segregation, dies at 76
Linda Brown, whose actions helped end U.S. school segregation, dies at 76

In Linda Brown's case, the school her family wanted her to go to was both a better school and closer to her home than the one she had been attending. When asked about her role in the historic case she told NPR it was her father who deserved the credit but added, "I am very proud that this happened to me and my family and I think it has helped min...

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  • Afghanistan qualifies for cricket World Cup; Ireland crashes out
Afghanistan qualifies for cricket World Cup; Ireland crashes out

While in the Super Six encounter, Afghanistan prevailed over the Caribbean side by three wickets following Mujeeb Rahman's three for 33 and Rahmat Shah's 68. The two best teams in the Qualifying Round play in the World Cup. But they go back now and they've probably got three games of cricket this summer.

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  • Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears
Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears

Businesses will have "the final say" on whether the planned reforms are being effective or not, Ma added, and looking ahead the city will also set up a designated office to further fine-tune its business-related processes. China purchased $2.6bn of semiconductors from the USA past year, or 1pc of China's total semiconductor imports, Chinese customs...

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  • These grandmothers in Texas have had enough of gun violence
These grandmothers in Texas have had enough of gun violence

Most of those fatalities do not come from mass shootings but from neighborhood homicides and suicides. March organisers included a link for people to register to vote on their website as they seek to transform the gun control movement into a potent political force.

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  • EU Is Relieved Over Temporary US Tariff Exemption
EU Is Relieved Over Temporary US Tariff Exemption

Any tax proposal will need the unanimous approval of all 28 current members of the European Union before turning into law, so one country alone could block it. The proposal still needs the backing of European Union member states' governments and lawmakers, but if it did go into force, the EC claims that an estimated €5bn in revenues a year could be...

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  • Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi
Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi

Targeting the Prime Minister , Rahul tweeted, "Hi!" Rahul tweeted, "Hi! My name is Narendra Modi ". Prime Minister Narendra Modi often uses the NaMo app to connect to the public and get their feedback on various issues. The Congress and the BJP have been engaged in levelling charges and counter-charges over using the services of the con...

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  • Christians mark Palm Sunday
Christians mark Palm Sunday

Christians across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Sunday observed the Palm Sunday, commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, ahead of his crucifixion and resurrection, marking the beginning of the Holy Week. " Rev. Canon Okey Obodozie of Saint Mary's Anglican Church told NAN that Christians should allow Christ to rei...

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  • China mulls higher tariffs on U.S. imports
China mulls higher tariffs on U.S. imports

In a retaliatory move, China unveiled plans yesterday to impose higher tariffs on United States dollars 3 billion worth of American goods including pork and pipes in retaliation to USA tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Beijing .

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  • Akhilesh Yadav Cancels Rajya Sabha Poll Win Celebrations After BSP's Loss
Akhilesh Yadav Cancels Rajya Sabha Poll Win Celebrations After BSP's Loss

Accusing prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of misusing state machinery to make their candidates win, she said: "The BJP did not deter from indulging in malpractices". "This immoral victory can not make up for their defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur". Besides BJP's prominent victor Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, others w...

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  • Pennsylvania school leader arms students with rocks in case of a shooting
Pennsylvania school leader arms students with rocks in case of a shooting

The superintendent of Blue Mountain School District testified to a state committee in Harrisburg last week that each classroom in the school has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone, according to WNEP . In at least one school district, in Redmond, Washington, ALICE training also involved guidance for children to distract an intru...

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  • Manitoba Celebrates Earth Hour Tonight
Manitoba Celebrates Earth Hour Tonight

The number of participating countries has increased every year since the Earth Hour movement began. A general view of giant concrete tree-like structures called "Supertrees" after the lights are dimmed to mark Earth Hour , at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore March 24, 2018.

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  • Trump says he is considering vetoing Omnibus Spending bill
Trump says he is considering vetoing Omnibus Spending bill

There is a lot of fake news out there and I actually am proud of the fact that I exposed it to a large extent, because we exposed it. "Nothing is more important", Trump said, claiming the bill reverses military spending cuts of past presidents .

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  • Horror on beach as 140 WHALES die in tragic mass stranding
Horror on beach as 140 WHALES die in tragic mass stranding

A rescue operation was under way to try to direct the survivors to the open sea. So far, the remaining six whales appear to have survived although incident controller Jeremy Chick said they could attempt to beach themselves at another location.

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  • Trump threatens to veto spending bill, risking shutdown
Trump threatens to veto spending bill, risking shutdown

While the bill increases military spending, the bill does not reflect some of the White House's other key priorities. And it was a monologue by Trump, not a news conference. The aides who spoke with the Associated Press required anonymity because the agreement is not yet public. Neither Speaker Paul Ryan nor Senate Leader Mitch McConnell commented ...

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  • RS Polls: BJP's Saroj Pandey wins from Chattisgarh
RS Polls: BJP's Saroj Pandey wins from Chattisgarh

Two of the three legislators who could not cast their votes, Mukhtar Ansari of the BSP and SP legislator Hari Om Yadav, are in jail, while the Noorpur seat in Bijnor fell vacant following the death of BJP MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh. Nadimul Haque secured 52 votes, Subhasish Chakraborty got 54 votes, Abir Biswas bagged 52 and Santunu Sen secured 51...

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  • Ex-Playboy model tells CNN she 'was in love' with Donald Trump
Ex-Playboy model tells CNN she 'was in love' with Donald Trump

McDougal said . "I'm sorry". According to McDougal , Trump would say "I love you" to her "all the time". "I liked his charisma", she said. "I just want the opportunity to set the record straight and move on with my life, free from this company, its executives and its lawyers".

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  • Rebels leave as Syria, Russia pummel Ghouta
Rebels leave as Syria, Russia pummel Ghouta

One of the remaining Syrian rebel groups in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta , outside Damascus , has announced a ceasefire. As Russian troops take over the towns of Arbeen, Zamalka , Ein Tarma , and Jobar in eastern Ghouta , Faylaq al-Rahman says it and the government will hold a prisoner exchange, swapping 3,500 people held by ...

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  • Latvia to expel 'one or several' Russian diplomats over spy attack
Latvia to expel 'one or several' Russian diplomats over spy attack

But European politicians and leaders varied in how far they were willing to go in blaming the Kremlin. As a first step, the European Union yesterday recalled its ambassador to Moscow in protest at the attack. A number of member states are considering following Britain's lead and expelling Russian intelligence agents posing as diplomats, with Germ...

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  • HR McMaster Out, John Bolton in as National Security Adviser
HR McMaster Out, John Bolton in as National Security Adviser

It's not clear whether Mr. Trump chose Mr. Bolton because he agrees with his views or simply because he likes watching his commentaries on the Fox News network . As recently as last month, he was arguing that the USA had a legal basis to attack North Korea in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Greg Theilmann, a top State Department intelligence offi...

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  • White House: Leaking Trump's notes is 'fireable'
White House: Leaking Trump's notes is 'fireable'

In a statement , White House staff say they are conducting an investigation and that leaking presidential papers is not only a fireable offense, it's also illegal. The White House chaos emerged as lawmakers heard that Russian Federation - slapped with United States sanctions over its meddling in the 2016 election - remains a menace as the countr...

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  • Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people
Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people

In Afrin, the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) could do little when Syrian Arab fighters backed by NATO's second-largest army thrust into the city. Hami Aksoy, the spokesman for Turkey's Foreign Ministry, said the Turkish operation doesn't target civilians, and dismissed as " completely groundless" the US claim that its expansion would com...

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  • Gov. Bryant appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed Thad Cochran
Gov. Bryant appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed Thad Cochran

Senator from Mississippi-Cindy Hyde-Smith, who's now the state's commissioner of agriculture. Cochran, who is 80, is stepping down April 1 because of poor health. Two candidates have already launched campaigns, one Democrat and one Republican. While the governor doesn't have to appoint someone in his own party, he will pick a "conservative Repu...

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  • Obasanjo expresses surprise, supports Africa free trade
Obasanjo expresses surprise, supports Africa free trade

Muhammadu Buhari, president of one of Africa's largest markets Nigeria , this week canceled plans to attend the Kigali launch and called for more consultations after business leaders objected to joining the free trade area. Nigeria, along with South Africa and Angola, has one of the continent's largest economies, the World Bank says. "We are a...

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  • USA to provide $2.5M in aid to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia
USA to provide $2.5M in aid to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

Petro also provides Venezuela with a workaround to avoid sanctions placed on the country by the USA government. The US has also frozen assets of four current and former officials of the Venezuelan government. Expectedly, President Maduro's government has reacted strongly to the U.S. move by calling it a "new imperial aggression". Its value i...

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  • 'Black Panther's Profit Reportedly On Track To Surpass 'The Avengers'
'Black Panther's Profit Reportedly On Track To Surpass 'The Avengers'

This past weekend , Black Panther became the first film since Avatar (2009) to top the North America box office for five straight weekends. Twitter announced Tuesday that Black Panther is now Twitter's most-tweeted about movie ever.

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  • Trump Criticized For Congratulating Putin On Sunday's Election Win
Trump Criticized For Congratulating Putin On Sunday's Election Win

Trump supposedly ignored the order and called Putin on his own, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. President Trump offered Russian President Vladimir Putin kind words on his reelection win Tuesday - despite growing evidence of the Kremlin's attempts to sow discord across the globe.

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  • Md. school shooting victims still in hospitals
Md. school shooting victims still in hospitals

An online fundraiser on the youcaring.com website has already raised more than $25,000. He was in stable condition in hospital. Tuesday's shooting comes as the nation is still reeling from a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla .

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  • Destroying Iran deal would be disastrous, Merkel warns Netanyahu
Destroying Iran deal would be disastrous, Merkel warns Netanyahu

Trump's tone in this year's Nowruz message was a stark contrast from last year's, when he called the Iranian-American community "one of the most successful immigrant groups in our country's contemporary history". President Donald Trump. It pointed out that these guys need to consent, and "fix the bad flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" - that was ...

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  • No official has contacted us, say Mosul victims' families in Bengal
No official has contacted us, say Mosul victims' families in Bengal

We stand in solidarity with the bereaved families and pay our respects to the Indians killed in Mosul", PM Modi tweeted. "After the Martyrs Foundation sought DNA samples of missing Indians, we collected the same through four state governments in September past year", Sushma Swaraj said, adding that the government sought a "deep penetration radar"...

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  • Saudi a 'great purchaser' from US
Saudi a 'great purchaser' from US

The vote, which was being forced to the floor by a bipartisan group of senators including liberal Bernie Sanders, could cause diplomatic embarrassment on the day President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who is launching a three-week United States tour.

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  • MS enacts tightest abortion restrictions in US
MS enacts tightest abortion restrictions in US

The Jackson Women's Health Organization did not perform abortions past 16 weeks , according to clinic owner Diane Derzis. Late Monday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves set a Tuesday morning hearing on the request by the Jackson Women's Health Organization that he impose a temporary restraining order .

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  • Supreme Court declines to hear GOP challenge to Pennsylvania redistricting plan
Supreme Court declines to hear GOP challenge to Pennsylvania redistricting plan

The action came shortly after a three-judge federal panel also turned down a separate attempt by Republican legislators and members of Congress to stop implementation of the map. In his memo to fellow Republicans, the Indiana County lawmaker wrote that the four justices' decision to invalidate the map and draw a new one "blatantly and clearly c...

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  • Najib's visit to Australia will enhance bilateral relations
Najib's visit to Australia will enhance bilateral relations

The development of the ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Standards Initiative will provide a framework to support the development, adoption and use of worldwide digital trade standards. The inclusion of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen in the meeting has drawn criticism, and large protests are planned against both...

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  • Donald Trump calls for 'big drug pushers' to face death penalty
Donald Trump calls for 'big drug pushers' to face death penalty

President Donald Trump spoke to a crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire about the opioid crisis Monday, and said that we need a border wall to "keep the damn drugs out". He made similar comments at a recent White House summit on opioids. After one standing ovation, he said with an even wider grin: "A lot of voters in this room".

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  • Jim Carrey Shares 'Monstrous' Painting of Sarah Sanders
Jim Carrey Shares 'Monstrous' Painting of Sarah Sanders

Carrey has regularly drawn crude depictions of the Trump White House and tweeted attacks at the Trump administration. Carrey tweeted alongside the painting , "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only goal in life is to lie for the wicked".

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  • President Trump bans U.S. use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency
President Trump bans U.S. use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro developed the Petro , which can be purchased through United States dollars and euros, as a way to combat the country's hyperinflation, which is expected to reach 13,000% in 2018. The ban is the latest move by the USA government to restrict the Venezuelan government's access to other currencies. Further sancti...

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  • Trade groups tell Trump his China tariffs risk a
Trade groups tell Trump his China tariffs risk a "chain reaction"

The letter , first reported Sunday by the Wall Street Journal , is signed by 45 USA trade groups representing everything from the high-tech industry to apparel vendors, agribusiness and auto parts importers. A number of business groups are also arguing against further sanctions, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, several tech groups and trade...

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  • Winter Weather Advisories for first day of Spring
Winter Weather Advisories for first day of Spring

Plan for hard travel conditions, especially during the evening commute on Wednesday with possible reductions in visibility. Two different (but connected) storm systems. Heavy, wet snow is expected to blanket the area. The storm will travel north, expected to hit the entire state in the afternoon. Peak snowfall is expected between 10 a.m.

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  • Top US general in Afghanistan urges 'tired' Taliban to talk peace
Top US general in Afghanistan urges 'tired' Taliban to talk peace

Two civilians were killed and three others were wounded in the attack , Mr Danish said. Dr. Waheed Majroh, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health , said three bodies and four injured people had been evacuated to the forensic medical center.

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