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Chinese State Media Cheer Xi-Trump Meeting, Say Confrontation Not Inevitable

The meeting of the leaders of the world's two largest economies was largely overshadowed by the USA missile strikes on Syria. He did not elaborate on the progress or the problems. Mr Trump appeared light-hearted earlier as he greeted Mr Xi at Mar-A-Lago, gesturing and pointing to journalists as they tussled to get a picture of the leaders together for the first time .

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US Treasury: China not a currency manipulator

Legendary news anchor Dan Rather shared his thoughts on President Donald Trump, North Korea, and the state of American journalism on Sunday's "Reliable Sources", on CNN. Candidate Trump famously took a hard line on China and trade, while simultaneously signalling that he did not much care about China's geostrategic expansion and conflict with other Pacific powers, including the US.

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Millions Wait to the Last Minute to File Their Taxes

Reid, author of the book " A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System ". The labor organization, which endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAFL-CIO: Tax reform should increase taxes for wealthy Warren on Trump administration: "God, it's like dog years" Dems announce "unity commission" members MORE in the presidential election, detailed its framework for tax reform in a memo to reporters ahead of Tuesday's tax filing deadline.

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Tillerson: Russia 'failure allowed Syria chemical attack'

President Donald Trump's military attack on the Assad regime was, in itself, a stark reversal from his earlier position to work with Russia, Syria's key ally, to negotiate a solution to the country's civil war. The editor-in-chief of Syria's pro-regime Al-Watan told AFP it was "likely the Turks who carried out the chemical attack because the rapprochement between Syria and U.S.

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Deadline for filing tax returns is Tuesday this year

People forget that the IRS already gives individuals another extension , which is the six month extension to October 15. This is the easy part. But the work doesn't end there. When a taxpayer is still awaiting documentation to complete their taxes such as a K-1 form from an investment then they need to have a solid estimate of the income reported from that investment to have a good handle on the resulting tax consequences.

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In interview, Trump seems to rule out deeper US intervention in Syria

Earlier, Mr Tillerson and Mr Lavrov met with Vladimir Putin to discuss a host of issues. "In general, primitiveness and loutishness are very characteristic of the current rhetoric coming out of Washington", Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russia's state-owned RIA news agency.

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Old Union Easter Sunrise Service

Epiphany Lutheran Church , West Main Street, Rock Hill: Good Friday Service of Darkness, 7 p.m. Friday. The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. During the season of Lent, the Rev. Lagoon). Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will take place at 7 a.m.at Old Town Mission Church, followed by Easter breakfast 8 a.m.at the church on Douglas, with Easter egg hunt for children.

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NY state approves plan for free college tuition

Starting this fall, undergraduate students who attend a state university or a will be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship if their families earn no more than US$100,000 a year. Kudos to NY for deciding its citizens matter, now if we can only get the rest of the United States to catch up. Could students lose the scholarship? An income cap will be raised to $110,000 in 2018 and will lift to $125,000 in 2019.

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Defying Iran's supreme leader, Ahmadinejad is staging his political comeback

When asked why he had consistently denied intending to run in recent months, the former president reacted with a smile. There was no immediate reaction from the supreme leader's office. But if he does, his entry into the race is likely to take some of the shine off the hardliners' preferred candidate, Ebrahim Raisi . "In the past, a few elders would sit and come out with some choices, but now it has become a process like a referendum where forces at the bottom can influence the final ...

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N Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

It says the Syrian government launched the attack from the Shayrat air base. Along with its rapidly advancing nuclear and long-range missile capabilities, it has its artillery and short-range missiles trained on Seoul, the capital of US ally South Korea and a city of more than 10 million people.

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White House accuses Russian Federation of deflecting blame on Syria attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (not pictured) in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia April 5, 2017. The G-7 members - Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Japan and current president Italy, as well as the USA - are also trying to grasp what the US administration's foreign policy is, amid conflicting signals from Washington.

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U.S. vows to fight those who attack 'innocents'

Meanwhile, Russia and Iran , President Assad's key military backers, are threatening retaliation if there are any further American air strikes and the task of breaking the present deadlocks over Syria remains enormous. What we are saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions. Tillerson is the first USA cabinet member to visit Moscow since Trump took office after a campaign in which he called for closer ties with Russian Federation, including better cooperation to ...

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State of emergency should start after midnight

After the carnage, there was chaos. A few hours later, a security camera captured the second suicide bombing at a church in Alexandria. In February, Islamic State group militants threatened more attacks against Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population.

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US general confident North Korean missile can be intercepted

The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and demanding a halt to all missile tests that violate United Nations sanctions "and are significantly increasing tension in the region and beyond". Indeed, this year is off to the races, with three missiles launched and a new inter-continental ballistic missile engine tested to date. On Friday US warships in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of missiles at a Syrian airbase which the pentagon said ...

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UN strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch

Unlike sophisticated weapons, bio-chemical weapons are relatively cheap to produce, and any trained operatives could utilize them to carry out terror attacks. Washington denies it has any intention of invading the North. Russian Federation was not happy with the US, it spoke in defense of Syria and moved warships.

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No political solution in Syria with Assad in power: U.S. envoy

Everything was going OK until Van Susteren asked Haley about Trump's foreign policy priorities: "We have not heard a lot about Russian Federation", she said. "One immediate impact is that it has dashed hopes that relations between Russian Federation, a supporter of the [Syrian] regime, and the US will normalize", said William Jackson, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics.

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70 killed in gas bomb attack in Syria, world outraged

However, he said it was necessary to avoid "rushed judgements and accusations that benefit... certain actors". Erdogan, in his first public reaction to the incident, said that more than 100 people, including children, "became martyrs due to chemical weapons".

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Auston Matthews scores 39th goal to set U.S. rookie record

Jensen, following his own shot to the net, backhanded the rebound through Andersen's legs to make it 3-2 at 16:42. "He's got quick hands, he's got a quick release, and he was able to find a small hole there". "Our goal is to move forward and qualify for the playoffs, so we're not there", Laviolette said. They're now five points ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for first place in the Metropolitan Division.

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North Carolina, Gonzaga set to settle NCAA title game

UNC's Kennedy Meeks and Hicks both finished with four fouls . GOLDMAN: Robert, this game could highlight the unglamorous act of rebounding the ball. But on Monday night, the Tar Heels celebrated on the court. "That's the bottom line". NPR's Tom Goldman is in Arizona for the game, and he joins me now from member station KJZZ.

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Things to Watch at Final Four of the NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga and SC, both in their first Final Four , tipped off as fans poured in to cavernous University of Phoenix Stadium. South Carolina, the largest long shot remaining, was listed as high as 500-1 to win the national championship during the season.

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UK publishes White Paper to replace EU law post-Brexit

Your version of Brexit - a so called "Hard Brexit " - does nothing to unify the 48% with the 52% and shows you are willing to take our country into an unknown land without even considering meaningful negotiations with the EU. "We think that's a smart way to do it, because everybody then can make a judgement as to what's a good outcome for everybody - what the balance of outcomes are".

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Envoy vows Brexit will not change British role at UN

Mr Tusk said he would unveil his draft negotiating guidelines in Malta on Friday, ahead of an extraordinary summit on April 29 when they are expected to be adopted by the EU27. In her letter , May repeated that the vote for Brexit was not meant to harm the EU, and said she wanted a "new deep and special relationship with a strong European Union".

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First casualty for House Freedom Caucus after health care meltdown

Mr Trump's fellow Republicans control both houses of Congress. Yet somehow they have still managed to do it. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. Leading up to last week's vote effort, House Republican leaders attempted to use a legislative procedure known as reconciliation to avoid filibuster in the Senate, which also restricts lawmakers to changing provisions that have a budgetary impact.

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Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

One thing Trump's order won't include is a condemnation of the Paris climate agreement that went into effect previous year. Aides say that is still being discussed, even as the steps he took would make it hard for the nation to keep its commitment.

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Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes

In mid-February, Iraqi ground forces - backed by US-led coalition air power - began fresh operations aimed at ousting Daesh militants from western Mosul, the extremist group's last bastion in northern Iraq. "I do not think that the Security Council will be able to state its position with one voice on what happened, but we will ask our questions, we will voice our calls and, of course, we will keep this situation under tight control", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said to reporters in ...

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How unlikely is South Carolina's Final Four run?

Their path to the Final Four has surely been the toughest and they're the lowest seed standing, and here they are, steamrolling all comers. Both programs also used the share a conference, the now-defunct Metro Conference, from 1983 until 1991, when FSU and SC departed for the ACC and SEC, respectively.

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Friday night sweet 16 open thread

United Kingdom and UNC tip-off is scheduled for approximately 5:05 p.m. ET on Sunday on WKYT. It also defeated Texas Southern, 103-64 in the first round. "Their offensive rebounding numbers, they are a joke". It didn't matter to the six Butler seniors that they weren't suppose to be here. The Tar Heels have a very good veteran point guard in Joel Berry II and he gets outlet passes and really pushes the tempo.

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United Nations condemns North Korean missile launch and tests

The data shows that China imported $120 million worth of coal from North Korea in January, much less than a United Nations -set cap of $400 million. Amidst all the news coverage of President Donald Trump's team and its questionable connections to Russian Federation and all the talk of the debacle which is TrumpCare, we as a nation can not lose focus on the evolving crisis on the Korean peninsula or the potential nuclear threat to our nation's safety.

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Missile test flop for Pyongyang as Washington, Seoul hold nuclear talks

Yohap News reported that the propaganda channel then announced that the on-going military drills between South Korea and the USA have "given up all pretenses of being a defensive operation and instead have openly stated the intent to assassinate the North's leadership".

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North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

The problem is that missile defense is imperfect and deterrence is uncertain. According to the Telegraph , the aircraft carrier seen in the photo is the USS Carl Vinson , which is participating in joint drills with South Korea and Japan.