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France says proof of poison gas attack likely disappearing in Douma

With 11 days now having passed, concerns are growing that evidence could fall prey to tampering or be otherwise compromised. An OPCW spokesperson declined to disclose operational details to The National. Journalists visiting Douma on a government-organized tour Monday did not report any security threats. The suspected attack reportedly left more than 40 people dead.

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IPL 2018: Distraught Virat Kohli does not want to wear Orange Cap

The Mumbai frnchise posted a steep 213/6 before restricting the opposition to 167/8 in 20 overs. The move to promote local guy Suryakumar Yadav has been a success but their best batsman, skipper Rohit, is yet to make a big contribution with the bat.

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Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels, 4-19-2018 - Prediction & Preview

The right-hander entered the game on a high note after dazzling with a remarkable one-hit, 12-strikeout performance on April 8 against the Oakland Athletics , in which he carried a ideal game into the seventh inning. He allowed just one ER on three hits and four walks while striking out six in the game. But unlike every other pitcher, Ohtani is hitting home runs and triples when he's not on the bump.

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Fallbrook students plan "Day of Kindness" to commemorate Columbine massacre

Although the Port Washington school district does not support the full-day walkout, several Schreiber High School and Weber Middle School students plan to walk out of school from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.to participate in the nationwide protest. Regardless of demographics, most parents are anxious, with 63 percent of all those surveyed saying they are concerned about school shootings affecting their children.

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Retired nurse helped critically injured Southwest passenger

It was a rough landing, he said, and things were so chaotic he wasn't sure if the plane was going to crash. "They handled the situation magnificently", Kelly said. " More than likely, when the engine fan blade separated, it caused the cowling to separate and end up in this small town northwest of the airport", he said.

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Trump Talk of Jailing Foe Akin to 'Tin-Pot Dictator,' Comey Says

But the book has also unleashed a torrent of attacks against Comey - accused by his critics of self-satisfied moralizing. CBS's " Late Show " host Stephen Colbert could barely contain his glee as he started his show on Tuesday night. And at a dinner with someone - I mean, I'm not a comedian but I occasionally say something that's amusing that people chuckle with each other. He added that USA citizens need to "fight" for American values, and that "impeachment, in a way, would ...

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Tributes made to Former First Lady Barbara Bush on social media

In 1993, Barbara handed the role of first lady to her successor, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Obviously, this is a very challenging time. "People love her", he said. Jean Ford, mayor of Williamstown, commented on Barbara Bush's strength and her love for her family and the support she gave to her husband and son in their times as president.

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Threat recedes of direct US-Russian conflict following Syrian air strikes

In an assessment released concurrently with the missile strike, the White House identified reports of dozens of chemical attacks believed to be carried out by the Assad regime over the previous year. "Politics and peace negotiations has to always overcome". Mr Trump tweeted "Mission Accomplished" on Saturday after US, French and British forces launched an air strike on Syrian chemical weapons sites .

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Activists worry U.S. airstrikes won't deter Assad: 'Mission not accomplished'

The report showed people waving Syrian flags, alongside those of Iran and Russia- the main allies of Syrian President Bashar Assad during years of the country's conflict - in the face of what many called "limited" or even "failed" strikes created to punish Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons .

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No new attacks planned against Syria for now, says Britain

Air missile fire is seen over Damascus after a US attack on Syria on April 14. Russian Army Colonel Gen. Sergey Rudskoy put a number to the claim , telling reporters that 71 of the cruise missiles were intercepted by Syria's air defense systems.

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Jason Roy pummels DD to a last ball victory against MI

The belief was strengthened when Rishabh Pant went after leg-spinner Mayank Markande and scored a 25-ball 47 with half a dozen 4s and two sixes. However, Cutting managed to recover and gave away three runs off the next four balls, which left the Sunrisers needing one run to win off the last ball of the match.

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Decision on US Syria Response to Be 'Made Fairly Soon'

President Donald Trump has canceled his scheduled trip to South America, the White House says, citing growing tensions in Syria as the reason. "We are rapidly reaching that understanding", she said. Security Council meet Friday to discuss Syria and that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres brief the diplomats. France's Macron earlier called for stepped-up talks with Moscow, and spoke to President Vladimir Putin by phone.

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Pompeo Reveals He Was Interviewed by Mueller in Russia Probe

Several senior Republican figures turned out to advocate for Pompeo , including former senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole, who addressed the panel, and Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, who sat three rows behind Pompeo during the hearing.

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Zuckerberg Testimony Doesn't Change Our View on Facebook

Although it's understandable that people in their 50s or 60s don't understand how Facebook works or what it does with users' data, it seems like most people would agree that they don't really understand either-no matter what their age. That may be enough to satisfy lawmakers for now. "Some things are striking during this conversation", she said. It also reignited long simmering concerns about Facebook's impact on the world's privacy, civil discourse and domestic institutions.

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Donald Trump warns Russia of missile strikes in Syria

Syrian troops have often been accused of using chemical agents during the nation's devastating, seven-year civil war . US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington , DC, on April 9, 2018.

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Wage Gap Widens For RI and MA Women

There has been some improvement in the wage gap in the Louisiana. Anthony Center's Equal Pay Day panelists will discuss issues of gender pay inequity on the date that marks how long women have to work into the new year to earn the same as men did in the previous year.

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No one laughing at Patrick Reed now after Masters win

He finished tied for 23rd in January's Farmers Insurance Open and missed the third-round cut in February's Genesis Open. Don't worry about the golf tournament itself, worry about playing Augusta National. He had gone five under on the opening nine. "I stuck to my game plan all week", Reed said. He got a little bit lucky on Sunday at 17, with a putt that would have ended up off the green if it hadn't hit the hole, but he took his chances and it paid off.

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First Warning Forecast: Falling temperatures, rain, wind and possible snow

Expect wind chills in the low to mid 20's late this evening. Friday's balmy weather is forecast to turn to rain and snow by Saturday morning when a cold front sweeps in from the Great Lakes. "When are we finally going to have the weather feel like Spring for more than one day? ". This will result in many areas seeing around or possibly more than an inch of snow and sleet.

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Trump Seeks $100 Billion Additional Tariffs on Chinese Imports

President Donald Trump ordered his chief trade negotiator to consider imposing tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese products Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of his trade war with China . Studies found that a steel tariff imposed by President George W. Bush in 2002 resulted in as many as 200,000 jobs lost in industries that use steel to make their products.

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China tariffs: Losers outnumber winners in this trade war

Since the USA and China have the world's biggest trading relationship, the tariff war will help neither of the countries. When Trump announced the first round of tariffs on China, it was seen as a declaration of a trade war - a progressive effort by the two nations to damage each other economically, mainly through taxes and trade restrictions.

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USA stocks keep climbing as trade war fears recede

In a speech Thursday, Trump said "in light of China's unfair retaliation", he had instructed trade officials to "consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate'". Such rapid development reflects the essence of China-U.S. economic relations, that is, mutual benefit or win-win. In addition to advanced technologies such as communication satellites, the USA list includes items ranging from various types of steel to television components, medical devices, dishwashers, ...

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OEA says public supports teacher walkout

They were protesting for cuts in pay and benefits. Ada City Schools will close the rest of this week so teachers can continue pressing lawmakers to fund schools properly, Superintendent Mike Anderson said Wednesday night. 'We will hold the line until hell freezes over, and then we will be here on ice skates, ' Muskogee High School teacher Diane Walker told CNN . They're more concerned for money than they are for the education of their child, and that's the important thing.

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Years After MLK's Assassination, Activists Take Action

Younger organizations, like Color of Change have picked up the mantle, pushing for justice, freedom and equality around the nation. Take a look at some of King's most powerful quotes in the slideshow above. "It's always a source of pain and anxiety", Jackson said. "But, I'm not concerned about that now..." The New Yorker's Jelani Cobb was among numerous political observers to note this week that " the 50th anniversary of King's death falls amid the largest antigun-violence mobilization that ...

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China lists $50bn of USA goods which could face tariff hikes

China's finance ministry applied levies to 106 U.S. products, including airplanes, chemicals and agricultural goods, in response to Washington's decision to tariff $50bn worth of Chinese products last week. The Trump administration has recognized that China and the USA are effectively in an economic cold war, particularly when it comes to high-tech manufacturing.

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Oklahoma Teachers Walk Out To Protest Low Pay And Inadequate Funding

While the governor signed the bill, teachers remained unsatisfied with overall education funding. Quartz reports that United States teachers are among the lowest paid educators in the developed world. She said that applies as well to how Republicans waited until Monday morning to roll out a budget and a revenue bill which significantly alters the state's tax code and then scheduled votes on the bills for the same day.

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Notre Dame Wins Women's National Title

Westbeld, the Kettering, Ohio native, won her high school state championship in the same building four years prior. It's been even longer since a title game came down to a last-second shot. They were runners up in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. The Huskies trailed 24-11 late in the first quarter before Katie Lou Samuelson hit a 3-pointer just before the end of the period.

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20 killed as fighting rages across Indian Kashmir

Most of India-administered Kashmir remained closed on Monday following violent clashes between separatists and security forces in which some 20 people are feared killed . Inspector General of CRPF Zulfikar Hassan pointed out that people came in large numbers at the encounter site in Shopian. Some six civilians have received bullet injuries.

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China Slaps Tariffs On $3 Billion Worth Of US Goods

He also called it good news that the USA and China are talking with each other. The tariffs, effective Monday, will neutralise cost savings from importing cheaper USA ethanol versus domestic supply, said three sources that participate in the market.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Mild and Drier Finish to Weekend

The changeover to snow is expected to occur between 1-4 a.m. northwest of Interstate 95 and from 5-8 a.m. southeast of I-95. Some flurries are possible in the morning but the better chance for snow comes Sunday night. Forecaster Helen Roberts said: 'The main risk is rain, we have a number of warnings out at the moment, including a fairly large rain warning covering most of the country.

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Trump administration adding citizenship question to 2020 census

Critics contend that asking the question will inhibit participation among immigrants who are nervous about government queries in a highly charged political environment. An undercount would mean less money for schools, health care, roads and other services. The argument over including it this time really has far more to do with making political statements, and the fears being stoked and importance of the information the question will yield both are overblown.