• Manhattan condo can ditch Trump name: judge

    Manhattan condo can ditch Trump name: judge

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    Judge Bransten ruled that just because the licensing agreement allowed the building's owners to use the Trump name, it did not require them to do so. Trump co-developed the condo building and five others at Trump Place two decades ago. That's nearly the number of Trump Place condominium owners who responded to an informal poll early last year that voted to strip Trump's name off the roughly 20-year-old building facing the Hudson River.
  • Maine House overturns governor's veto of marijuana bill

    Maine House overturns governor's veto of marijuana bill

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    Now that the bill has become law, state regulators will have to develop rules and regulations for the industry, which in turn will have to be approved by the legislature. Marijuana is legal for adults in nine states and the District of Columbia. In the absence of marijuana social clubs, consumption will be permitted only "on private property" that is "not generally accessible by the public" with the owner's explicit permission.
  • Trump Presents Prestigious Award To Teacher Of Refugees

    Trump Presents Prestigious Award To Teacher Of Refugees

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    This year's National Teacher of the Year award victor, Mandy Manning, wore buttons in support of anti-Trump causes during a meeting with President Trump at the White House. It's a correlation Manning can't ignore - that there has been such a drop in the number of refugees and immigrants landing in eastern Washington coinciding with the Trump administration's tightening immigration policies.
  • BC Humane Society Hopes to

    BC Humane Society Hopes to "Empty the Shelter"

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    You know, we've found homes for almost 10,000 pets since we started our empty the shelter initiative. Floyd County Animal control will have a free adoption fee event this weekend as part of the national "Free the Shelters" event. Kangas announced the events the week of April 30 on HSN TV, where she sells the cruelty-free PRAI Beauty skincare line. The event will be from 11:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.at the shelter, 20 Wiedy Road.
  • Arizona governor signs bill giving teachers 20 percent raise

    Arizona governor signs bill giving teachers 20 percent raise

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    Although the budget bill was passed, districts in Phoenix , Tucson and Tempe, along with more than three dozen districts throughout the state , had already notified parents and local media that classes were canceled on Thursday, according to the Arizona Republic newspaper.
  • Driver in fatal Park Slope crash indicted on manslaughter charge

    Driver in fatal Park Slope crash indicted on manslaughter charge

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    Police say she was driving her sedan westbound on Park Slope's 9th Street near 5th Avenue when her vehicle struck a group of pedestrians, including a pair of mothers - each with a child in a stroller. "She should have never been allowed to be driving a vehicle after what we know". "She should never have been allowed to have been driving a auto after what we know of these other violations", he said.
  • Cambridge Analytica Not Dissolved But Merged

    Cambridge Analytica Not Dissolved But Merged

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    UK-based data firm Cambridge Analytica has declared bankruptcy and is shutting down, amid claims that it illegally harvested data from more than 87 million Facebook profiles to target users with political ads. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says that despite the firm's closure, it will still "pursue individuals and directors" as part of its investigation into the allegations.
  • Defense Minister Liberman seeks assurances from Russian Federation on Syria and Iran

    Defense Minister Liberman seeks assurances from Russian Federation on Syria and Iran

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    Referring to the Iranian leadership's calls for Israel's destruction, Lieberman hoped for "a clear and unequivocal response" from Russian Federation, which, he said, was very "assiduous" in remembering the events of World War Two. Responding to a question about Israel's acquisition of the Iranian "Atomic Archives" presented by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu earlier this week, Liberman said the files "are clear proof that Iran has never halted its nuclear program".
  • 1 person shot inside Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, police say

    1 person shot inside Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, police say

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    There is no additional imminent threat to the area. 'My husband and I took our son Bentley to the mall, and he wanted to go on the bungee, which is about two stores down from Forever 21, ' she told DailyMail.com. A nearby hotel was locked down with nobody allowed to enter or leave. An unidentified person answered the Opry Mills Mall phone line and said "not accepting phone calls right now" before hanging up.
  • US Charges China Targeted US Military Pilots with Laser

    US Charges China Targeted US Military Pilots with Laser

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    U.S. Defense officials have accused China's military of targeting American military flight crews with a high-powered laser as they fly over the east African country of Djibouti. The malicious use of lasers to flash-blind pilots has been a worldwide problem over the past two decades. The intent of the laser incidents is unclear, according to Reuters .
  • Gunmen abduct German Red Cross nurse in Somalia

    Gunmen abduct German Red Cross nurse in Somalia

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    Residents said the district where the abduction occurred was quickly sealed off by police and other security forces. The 10 remaining worldwide staff are being evacuated to Nairobi until further notice, the ICRC told the BBC . In recent years, the number of foreign aid workers in Mogadishu has increased as security improves after a quarter-century of violent chaos. However, al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants still regularly launch attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere.
  • UNCC fraternity suspended after student dies from party bus incident

    UNCC fraternity suspended after student dies from party bus incident

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    According to The Charlotte Observer , Polly, who was studying special education, landed in the center lane near the 4500 block of North Tryon Street , a major Charlotte thoroughfare. "I don't know what could have been done differently", Rabb told WFAE. "It's something that's never happened before". WBTV reports that the Kappa Sigma Fraternity suspended the Kappa-Omega Chapter at UNCC amid an investigation.
  • Bihar: 27 killed as fire breaks out in bus after accident

    Bihar: 27 killed as fire breaks out in bus after accident

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    The locals are now helping the passengers trapped in the bus and the Motihari district administration officials have also rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. While Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said many passengers died, Health Minister Mangal Pandey in a written reply condoled the death of "27 people ". The DM said the vehicle toppled over when the driver applied brakes to save a motorcyclist, and it caught fire.
  • In A First, Boy Scouts Drop The Word 'Boy' To Welcome Girls

    In A First, Boy Scouts Drop The Word 'Boy' To Welcome Girls

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    The Boy Scouts of America doubled down Wednesday on its quest to become the scouting organization of choice for boys and girls, announcing it will drop "Boy" from the name of its signature program. Calling for "more John Waynes and fewer Pajama Boys", Williams asserted that "each gender is different" and that those differences are the reason "women are only required to complete less than half of the number of push-ups as men to pass Basic Army Training".