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A video posted to YouTube purported to be of the suspected robbery, shows one person dressed in black in a pig's mask outside the watch store, leading two other masked people, carrying tote bags, out of the lobby. Police later called those reports "false", but acknowledged at least one of three suspected thieves had fired shots. Authorities said they are reviewing surveillance tape, where they saw multiple suspects wearing "character masks", ABC News reported.
  • French interior minister resigns over investigation into daughters' jobs

    French interior minister resigns over investigation into daughters' jobs

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    Le Roux, 51, was to meet Socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve later in the day to provide explanations over the latest scandal to hit France's already embattled political class with elections a month away. Le Roux says his daughters' roles filled these requirements. They were reportedly paid a total of €55,000 ($60,000). Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the two leading candidates in the election, according to opinion polls, with the first round due on ...
  • Barbados, Jamaica in Brazilian meat bans

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    Police in Brazil have launched raids to investigate alleged bribes paid to hide unsanitary conditions in Brazil's meatpacking facilities. The European Union, China, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, and Argentina are among those which have banned or limited meat imports from Brazil in response to the developing scandal.
  • Donations for Meals on Wheels surge in wake of Trump's proposed budget

    Donations for Meals on Wheels surge in wake of Trump's proposed budget

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    Trump's budget blueprint calls to slash programs within the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency, among others, in order to pump more money into defense. Volunteer sign ups also jumped by 500%. "Some of these details we won't know for a while". The impact is likely to vary from place to place. Local offices for the aging say CDBG funding doesn't fund their Meals on Wheels programs.
  • Wife of fallen St. Pete officer: Markeith Loyd deserves death penalty

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    After Ayala announced her decision, Gov. Rick Scott transferred the case of Markeith Loyd from her authority to another state attorney in a neighboring district. Under Scott, the state has put 23 prisoners to death, but continual challenges to the death penalty statute has resulted in only one execution in 2016.
  • 'Intense' strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault: monitor

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    Rebel spokesmen said their offensive, brief as it was, contained a "clear message" for their adversary, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and his backers. The war saw a turning point when Russian Federation intervened in September 2015 in support of the regime, allowing pro-government forces to regain significant territory they had lost to the rebels.
  • Tomi Lahren reportedly suspended by The Blaze

    Tomi Lahren reportedly suspended by The Blaze

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    You may think folks like Lahren-who says she is personally against abortion , even though simultaneously pro-choice-are wrong , and that abortion is always the gravest of transgressions or never so, but it's erroneous and unfair to brush aside their beliefs as simple stupidity, hypocrisy, opportunism , or cowardice.
  • Downing Street Refuses To Rule Out 2019 Scottish Independence Referendum

    Downing Street Refuses To Rule Out 2019 Scottish Independence Referendum

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    The Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland conducted a poll among 440 of its members in May 2016 showing that more than half (57%) of small business owners felt the country should not hold a second referendum. Sturgeon insists she is open to discussion on an alternative timetable "within reason", but said "it will simply not be acceptable for the United Kingdom government to stand as a roadblock to the democratically expressed will of this Parliament".
  • Saudi Arabia Wants Trump to Drop 9/11 Terror Victims Law

    Saudi Arabia Wants Trump to Drop 9/11 Terror Victims Law

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    Speaking to the Wall Street Journal , Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said his government was "not happy" about the victims' law and warned there could be consequences felt overseas as a result of Jasta. The suit would not have been possible had Congress not passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act last September, which allows private citizens to " file a civil action against a foreign state for physical injury, death, or damage as a result of an act of worldwide ...
  • Iraqi forces gain more areas in Mosul fight against IS

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    Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri is where Islamic State leader Baghdadi is believed to have delivered a sermon in which he declared an Islamic State caliphate . The battle to recapture ISIL's last stronghold in Iraq has now entered its sixth month. The aid operation for western Mosul is "far larger and far more complex" than in the east, she said.