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Dodgers throw team no-hitter; Pujols joins 3000-hit club

Dodgers throw team no-hitter; Pujols joins 3000-hit club

Los Angeles put Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list before the game with left biceps tendinitis, and the defending NL champions said their ace had returned to Los Angeles to be examined. Valenzuela pitched a no-hitter against St. Louis at Dodger Stadium on June 29, 1990, the same night Oakland's Dave Stewart pitched a no-hitter at Toronto - one of five in Canada, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Read More

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Taylor Swift holds private concert for foster and adoptive families

Taylor Swift holds private concert for foster and adoptive families

She said: 'Hey guys, it's two days from the tour , so I'm going to share with you my microphones. Swift invited 2,000 foster and adopted kids from Arizona to see the concert earlier than everyone else. "Your show is wonderful - you and your team have done an incredible job!" Concertgoers decorated social media with praise for Swift, who's been unveiling details about the tour day by day on her Instagram , most recently revealing that she'll play 10 songs from her catalog in addition to ... Read More

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Cynthia Nixon Releases Tax Returns to Public

Cynthia Nixon Releases Tax Returns to Public

Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon on Friday made her 2017 tax returns available for public viewing , while Republican Marc Molinaro did so on Thursday. Nixon and Marinoni reported that they made $183,344 on the sale of a home in Montauk that they bought February 2, 2012, and sold March 28, 2017. "Cynthia readily admits that she has been very fortunate, and is now among the higher earners in the state", said Rebecca Katz, a senior strategist to Ms. Read More

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Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee Gina Haspel offered to withdraw over 'torture' role

Donald Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee Gina Haspel offered to withdraw over 'torture' role

Only one Republican, Sen. "The takeaway for every United States Senator should be that they need a lot more information about Haspel than they're now getting", Faiz Shakir, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), pointed out; last week, he demanded Central Intelligence Agency records on Haspel, under the Freedom of Information Act. Read More

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Fight between bandits and militia in northern Nigeria kills 45

Fight between bandits and militia in northern Nigeria kills 45

He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report about two hours later. The attack comes after local media reported that 14 miners were killed by gunmen in the Birnin Gwari area last month. Also vigilantes made a U-turn with a handful of survivors and injured people. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has described the killing of 27 persons in Birnin Gwari Emirate of the state as "unfortunate". Read More

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Giuliani Says Trump Doesn't Have To Comply With A Mueller Subpoena

Giuliani Says Trump Doesn't Have To Comply With A Mueller Subpoena

Days before the presidential elections , Daniels received United States dollars 130,000 from Trump's personal attorney Cohen so as not to go public with her alleged intimate encounter with Trump years ago. Giuliani continued to push back against arguments made by Daniels' attorney and other government watchdog groups, who accuse the Trump campaign of violating federal campaign finance laws by not reporting the payment on Trump's campaign finance documents. Read More

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Meghan Markle's Brother Advices Britain's Royal Family To Cancel Planned Wedding

Meghan Markle's Brother Advices Britain's Royal Family To Cancel Planned Wedding

Thomas Markle Jr also claimed his father had not been invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding , despite other sources reporting that he would be in attendance. Although it may seem odd to invite your exes to your wedding day, there is a royal precedent. 'She has a large family. "She is acting phoney". He further added, " Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you". Read More

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Labour and Tories 'delighted' - despite neither making single gain

Labour and Tories 'delighted' - despite neither making single gain

Johnny Mercer, the Tory MP for Plymouth, blamed his party's failure to raise defence spending, tweeting: "It is clear that when defence issues locally appear on nearly every doorstep, we/I must do better in this core Conservatives value". "It's not all over at all", Mr Oakley told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Warwickshire County Council leader, Izzi Seccombe. "It's pretty clear to me the biggest factor in this city is defence", he said. Read More

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Uh, Maybe Change Your Passwords — Twitter to Everyone

Uh, Maybe Change Your Passwords — Twitter to Everyone

While Twitter asserts that there's no evidence that the information was leaked or misused, it strongly suggests that everybody changes their password right now . Either both companies had simply misconfigured their systems, or perhaps there is an issue in an underlying software library or component used by both companies (and likely others). Read More

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World marks Press Freedom Day amid rights violations

World marks Press Freedom Day amid rights violations

The report revealed that the media freedom status in the country is largely unfree with constant persecution of the journalists from different quarters. The statement read in part: "We are losing revenue and forced to reduce manpower". According to the information provided by the Association of Journalists, threats, attacks, blackmail and censorship continued in 2018. Read More

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The UK government questions the legitimacy of the House of Lords

The UK government questions the legitimacy of the House of Lords

Martin Callanan, the United Kingdom government's Brexit minister in the Lords, said during the debate: "I do not believe that it is in the best interests of the country to redefine the nature of our democracy in this way". The Tory frontbencher added: "There is a clear distinction between the important work of revising legislation and attempting to overturn the referendum result to keep the United Kingdom inside the European Union, in direct opposition to the British people". Read More

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Cardinal George Pell ordered to face trial for sexual abuse

Cardinal George Pell ordered to face trial for sexual abuse

When that happens the cardinal will be seated in the County Court dock, a world away from his time as an adviser to the Pope. He has taken a leave of absense for the court case. The case is the church's longest-running sexual abuse scandal. Cardinal Pell has said he intends to continue his work as a prefect of the Church's economy ministry once the case is resolved. Read More

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Armenia: in addition to officially nominated as Prime Minister

Armenia: in addition to officially nominated as Prime Minister

That appeared to conflict with the demands of protesters who have said they want Pashinyan to be the new interim prime minister and for him to organise fresh parliamentary elections. Pashinyan, who heads the small Civil Contract party, is the only candidate in the running for the premiership so far and insists that only he can rid Armenia of corruption, poverty and nepotism. Read More

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Hikers killed in Dead Sea flash floods

Hikers killed in Dead Sea flash floods

The arrests come after nine girls and a boy were killed when a sudden flood swept them away while they were hiking in the Tzafit River, a riverbed in southern Israel near the Dead Sea, on Thursday. Police and army helicopters are searching for the missing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a "disaster" and said he was being updated regularly by those conducting the search. Read More

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Durishetty Anudeep tops 2017 Civil Services exam

Durishetty Anudeep tops 2017 Civil Services exam

He made special mention of first rank holder Durishetty Anudeep from Telangana. Anu Kumari has a graduate degree - a BSc in physics - from the Delhi University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from IMT Nagpur. Also, of the top 25 candidates on the list, there were 8 women and 17 men. A total of 990 candidates have been selected by the UPSC, after considering their performance in both the Mains as well as the personal interview round. Read More

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Armenian prime minister to be elected on May 1

Armenian prime minister to be elected on May 1

Pashinyan, if elected, wants to reform the electoral system to ensure it is fair before holding new parliamentary elections. The ruling party has retained its majority in parliament - with 58 seats in the 105-seat parliament - but is facing pressure to hand power over to opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian following the protests that triggered Sargsyan's resignation. Read More

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Pompeo confirmed as secretary of state

Pompeo confirmed as secretary of state

The New York Daily News editorial board, known for being consistently on the left, said that while Pompeo would not be its first choice for secretary of state, he is a "solid-enough selection who deserves Senate consent". Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee said last week on the Senate floor. Pompeo takes the helm ahead of Trump's expected decision about whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal by a May 12 deadline and reimpose sanctions on Tehran. Read More

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Friends Or Not, French President Emmanuel Macron Challenges Trump In Congress Speech

Friends Or Not, French President Emmanuel Macron Challenges Trump In Congress Speech

The disagreement threatens to plunge transatlantic relations to their lowest point since the Iraq War, despite the lavish welcome Trump put on for Macron's state visit. It can be tempting to us as a temporary remedy to our fears. "Clearly, an implicit rebuke to some of the president's attempts at mobilizing his base of support by playing on anger and fears", Rathke said. Read More

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Mitchell, Jazz dump Thunder for 3-1 series lead

Mitchell, Jazz dump Thunder for 3-1 series lead

The Jazz are now up 3-1 in their best-of-seven first-round series with the Thunder. A potential series-clinching Game 5 takes place Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Right behind him was Joe Ingles with 20 points, four assists and three rebounds. "That's just what you're going to get with a playoff team ", George said. Read More

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Houthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad killed in Saudi air raids

Houthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad killed in Saudi air raids

Mahdi al-Mashat has succeeded him. Coalition air strikes have hit many civilian targets, killing hundreds of people, yet Riyadh and its allies insist they only concentrate on military targets. The warplanes twice hit the wedding ceremony. The government is backed by a mostly Gulf Arab alliance which in turn receives arms and other support from the United States and Britain. Read More

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