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Her colleague, Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, said he couldn't be happier for Duckworth. Duckworth is a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was a helicopter pilot in the Iraq War. She had previously served as his assistant secretary of veterans affairs and led Illinois' veterans department before that. A spokeswoman for the freshman senator told the Sun-Times that Duckworth is approximately six months pregnant.
  • Jaitley shares PSB reform plan; SBI to get Rs 8800 cr

    Jaitley shares PSB reform plan; SBI to get Rs 8800 cr

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    State Bank of India will get Rs 8,800 crore capital and Bank of India, Rs 9,232 crore. Among the other banks selected for capital infusion are Oriental Bank of Commerce (Rs 3,571 crore), Dena Bank (Rs 3,045 crore), Bank of Maharashtra (Rs 3,173 crore), United Bank of India (Rs 2,634 crore), Corporation Bank (Rs 2,187 crore), Syndicate Bank (Rs 2,839 crore), Andhra Bank (Rs 1,890 crore), Allahabad Bank (Rs 1,500 crore), Punjab and Sind Bank (Rs 785 crore).
  • Malls vandalised in Ahmedabad, violent protests in three states against

    Malls vandalised in Ahmedabad, violent protests in three states against "Padmaavat"

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    On the other hand, without even having a quick watch, protesters throughout the country are pelting stones at the makers and theaters. The censor board also asked for a disclaimer to state that it "does not claim historical accuracy". Police had said that the men initially tried to burn the vehicle's tyres but instead broke the windows and windshield. Hindu protesters had set vehicle tires ablaze during a demonstration in India's financial capital on Tuesday.
  • Improve security for Rohingya children before repatriation: UNICEF to Myanmar

    Improve security for Rohingya children before repatriation: UNICEF to Myanmar

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    Bangladesh insists the repatriation process will be voluntary and Myanmar has said it "welcomes" back those who can verify that they belong to Rakhine. "We are not doing anything hurriedly". Adams said the repatriation plan appears to be "a public relations play" to hide the fact that Myanmar has not taken measures to ensure "safe and sustainable returns".
  • USA sanctions foreign businesses, others due to North Korea threats

    USA sanctions foreign businesses, others due to North Korea threats

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    Japan has released images of a suspected violation of UN Security Council resolutions by a North Korea-registered tanker. The two ships then are seen sailing away from each other after the sun rises on Saturday morning. "Treasury continues to systematically target individuals and entities financing the Kim regime and its weapons programs, including officials complicit in North Korean sanctions evasion schemes", Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement.
  • Vikings won't commit to bringing back Case Keenum for 2018

    Vikings won't commit to bringing back Case Keenum for 2018

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    The two-year recovery timetable may foreshadow how the Vikings felt about where Bridgewater was at physically when they chose to deactivate him for their two playoff games against the Saints and Eagles and make Sam Bradford the No. Instead, the Vikings may be inclined to go back to Bradford in 2018. But Zimmer doesn't know what direction they're going in yet. "I probably feel better than I've felt in a while", Bridgewater said.
  • Sir Elton John to retire from touring after nearly 50 years

    Sir Elton John to retire from touring after nearly 50 years

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    At an event livestreamed on Wednesday, the singer announced his decision to retire from touring in 2021, saying that he will embark on a three-year, 300-date worldwide farewell tour. coli bacterial infection in 2009. "My priorities are my children, my husband and my family". Elton is taking his show on the road one more time.
  • Parents Barred From Contacting 13 Kids Kept Captive

    Parents Barred From Contacting 13 Kids Kept Captive

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    David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, accused of abusing their children for years , were arrested after the victims were found January 14 at their home in Perris. "She was a frail girl, had pin-straight hair with bangs, and often wore the same purple outfit". After learning of the case, he shared on Facebook his "overwhelming sense of guilt and shame" over how she was treated.
  • ME town fires manager for 'pro-white' views

    ME town fires manager for 'pro-white' views

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    Thomas Kawczynski describes himself as a "steward" for New Albion - a group that says it is "defending the people and culture of New England" - espousing ideas based on the races being "voluntarily separate". We invite everyone. There was never any discrimination". I love who I am, and believe everyone should feel the same about their own ethnic heritage. Kawczynski wrote on his Facebook page that "I oppose diversity as a concept".
  • Precision Strikes Kill 150 IS Terrorists in Syria, Coalition Says

    Precision Strikes Kill 150 IS Terrorists in Syria, Coalition Says

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    The US-led coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) says it has killed up to 150 militants in air strikes on a headquarters in Syria. The Turks consider the YPG an extension of the PKK, a group recognized by Turkey and the United States as a terrorist organization. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called Turkey's offensive disruptive, just days after telling reporters that the country has "legitimate security concerns" along its border.
  • Cecile Richards Reportedly Leaving Planned Parenthood Amid Federal Investigation

    Cecile Richards Reportedly Leaving Planned Parenthood Amid Federal Investigation

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    Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, is under investigation by the Department of Justice for illegally trafficking in aborted baby remains and other crimes. Planned Parenthood's links to the Clinton Foundation . "In any case, this news indicates a destabilized Planned Parenthood organization, and as long as they are in disarray, they can't expand their abortion enterprise, and that is good news", said Newman.
  • Mom, 51, arrested over the deaths of her two kids

    Mom, 51, arrested over the deaths of her two kids

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    A Queensland mother accused of murdering two of her impaired adult children allegedly carried out the "calculated" killings for insurance payouts. It's alleged she was responsible for killing her son, whose body was found at an Upper Coomera home on July 18 a year ago.
  • Odisha PCC to protest death of rape victim

    Odisha PCC to protest death of rape victim

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    Meanwhile, the Opposition demanded a CBI probe into the entire episode alleging failure of the state government in giving justice to the victim. Trouble erupted when hundreds of irate BJP leaders and their supporters march towards chief minister 's residence to stage protest.
  • Bank of America eliminating free checking accounts

    Bank of America eliminating free checking accounts

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    Some had their accounts switched over as early as 2015. Banks have long grappled with how to charge customers for basic checking services. The accounts are reportedly expensive for banks to maintain, even though they do profit off overdraft charges.