• Student dies days after choking at pancake-eating contest

    Student dies days after choking at pancake-eating contest

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    Her father, James, was a Port Authority of NY and New Jersey police officer who died on 9/11 when Caitlin was 5. Her father, James Nelson , was a Port Authority of NY and New Jersey police officer who was killed while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks, Kalamaras said.
  • Leahy says he'll back filibuster on Gorsuch

    Leahy says he'll back filibuster on Gorsuch

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    After almost a year of senatorial obstruction, the GOP now seems astounded and baffled that their Democratic counterparts are being almost as obstructive about their own appointee, Neil Gorsuch. Final confirmation of Gorsuch would come on Friday, allowing him to join the court in time to hear the final set of cases in its current term. Conservatives are betting millions that this week's Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will cause Democrats up for re-election in 2018 to ...
  • Egyptian, Arab Media Play Up Sissi-Trump Meeting

    Egyptian, Arab Media Play Up Sissi-Trump Meeting

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    President Trump was clear about America's commitment to support Cairo from the outset, calling it an "honor to welcome President Al Sisi of Egypt to the White House as we renew the historic partnership between the USA and Egypt". In that one moment, Trump underscored a fundamental shift in US foreign policy since he took office. Sisi was the first Arab leader to call Trump with congratulations on his victory, and they together coordinated against an effort at the UN Security Council to ...
  • Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana as state put on 'high alert'

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    A tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana , killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, while on Monday a weather event authorities also believed to be a tornado flipped a mobile home in Union County, South Carolina, killing one person, said Kim Bailey, administrative assistant to Union County Sheriff David Taylor.
  • Iran's Aseman Airlines signs $3bn deal for 30 Boeing jets

    Iran's Aseman Airlines signs $3bn deal for 30 Boeing jets

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    Whether the US manufacturer closes the transactions is far from certain, given the hostility by hard-liners in Iran and some Republicans in Congress to measures that would restore trade. aviation giant, IRNA added. The European Union blacklisted Aseman from European skies in December because of safety concerns. The airline did not operate flights to European destinations at the time.
  • 'Pink Star' Diamond Fetches Record $71.2 Million in Hong Kong

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    This stone is half the size of the Pink Star. "The market for the world's finest diamonds and gem stones remains buoyant and Sotheby's Hong Kong is honored to present at auction the Pink Star this spring following these world records". Soon after, Sotheby's tried to auction off the Lesedi La Rona, the world's second biggest diamond, in the Swiss city. It first appeared in public in 2003 and later became part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, home of the ...
  • Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity

    Roger Federer, Microsoft's Gates to play doubles for charity

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    The French Open starts on May 28. He said he would skip much of the approaching European clay-court season and would wait to "get on the clay" until about two weeks before the French Open, which begins on May 22. "Otherwise, you'll see me here, and you will see that all I want to do is get out of here". "But that is not the full story", Federer said. Federer was coming off a thrilling three-hour semifinal win over Nick Kyrgios but nonetheless looked fresh against Nadal and erased all four ...
  • Chicago police seek 2nd teen in Facebook sexual assault case

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    According to police, a day later, the girl's mother approached Johnson as he was leaving a news conference and showed him screen grabs of the attack. The girl's mother was shown the screenshots and was able to identify her daughter, the Tribune reported. They say she was not allowed to leave and did not consent to what occurred.
  • Police search for suspects in deadly nightclub shooting

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    CINCINNATI - They came for a night of music and dancing. Authorities in Cincinnati believe that shots were fired by multiple people. City leaders echoed investigators' calls for witnesses to come forward. Cameo will remain closed until both our management completes our own investigation and the Cincinnati Police Department completes their investigation.
  • Shiv Sena MP banned from 5 airlines after assaulting employee

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    Video footage of the incident also showed the MP from Osmananabad in Maharashtra trying to push down the employee, R. Sukumar, from the plane despite pleading from other airline officials to behave. Earlier, Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said, "Shiv Sena does not subscribe to such reaction by any of our party members". Mr. Gaikwad, however, was reportedly miffed with not being provided a business class seat.