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Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high

While precipitation was light and spotty throughout the day Wednesday, NWS was anticipating the coverage and intensity of the rain to increase during the overnight hours and into Thursday. Some of the city's mass transit was delayed, with entrances to Penn Station temporarily closed , and some motorists had to be rescued from stalled cars, CNN affiliate WABC reported . Read More

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China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

The "Type-001A" flat-top will be China's second carrier in operation after the Soviet-built Liaoning, which was commissioned in 2012 after a 14-year refurbishment effort. The new carrier will have a displacement of 50,000 tonnes, which means that the Type 001-A will be a mid-sized carrier, significantly smaller than the super-carriers operated by the USA, which are above 70,000 tonnes. Read More

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Birthday boy Mertens nets 2 as Napoli beats Cagliari 3-1

Birthday boy Mertens nets 2 as Napoli beats Cagliari 3-1

For those who missed, Juventus on Wednesday won a guest victory over Monaco 0-2 and has nearly two legs in the final, and therefore I think that Allegri will resort to a change in the basis. "I have a squad that permits me to make a few changes ". Belotti has attracted attention from Europes top clubs, with Chelsea also reported said to be interested in the 23 year old, whilst Arsenal are rumoured to have had a bid of around £44 million rejected for the striker. Read More

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Prince Philip, Husband of England's Queen Elizabeth, to Retire From Royal Duties

Prince Philip, Husband of England's Queen Elizabeth, to Retire From Royal Duties

According to royal biographer Marcia Moody, who spoke with Harper's Bazaar , the public is likely to see more of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge specifically, as well as Prince Harry. British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked Philip for his contribution to Britain and his "steadfast support" of Queen Elizabeth. He is patron, president or a member of more than 780 organisations and will continue to be associated with them, but "will no longer play an active role by attending engagements", ... Read More

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Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

In a wide ranging interview for Face The Nation on CBS, he said he had not yet decided on whether the United States would launch military action against Kim Jong Un, but said he didn't want to give away "all our moves" anyway. That means, McMaster said, working to enforce current United Nations sanctions and perhaps ratcheting them up. An official says a contentious USA anti-missile system based in southeastern South Korea is operating and can defend against North Korean missiles. Read More

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Overtime Bill Passes House

Overtime Bill Passes House

If it became law, the Working Families Flexibility Act would give workers "a false and unsafe choice between overtime pay now and time off later when they work more than 40 hours in a week", writes NPWF Vice President Vicki Shabo in The Hill. Read More

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North Korea accuses detained US man of coup attempt

North Korea accuses detained US man of coup attempt

Trump also spoke on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed "how best to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea", the White House said. North Korea has warned China against testing its patience by putting out "reckless remarks" on its nuclear program, which could lead to unspecified "grave" consequences, if not stopped. Read More

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Steelers Draft James Conner 105th Overall; The New Fan Favorite

He made a lot of really impressive plays against the run, but there were times where he would get washed, and lose contain. At 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, Conner returned to the lineup with 16 touchdowns last season. The situation with Martavis Bryant necessitated some attention to the receiving core and the team was rumored to be looking for a potential long-term replacement for Ben Roethlisberger . Read More

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Leading Candidate in French Presidential Race

Leading Candidate in French Presidential Race

The Front National (FN) is the French far-right party that is headed by presidential candidate Marine Le Pen . And as if Le Pen making the final round against a centrist candidate wasn't worrying enough, the rise of far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon in recent weeks will have compounded the EU's woes. Read More

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Media freedom index: Pakistan ranks 139 out of 180 countries

Media freedom index: Pakistan ranks 139 out of 180 countries

Europe is still a beacon of press freedom, but its good performance relative to other parts of the world masks an overall decline in standards, according to the Press Freedom Index , published on Wednesday (26 April). The Russian Federation is 148th - quite close to the bottom, 180th place, that quite expectedly lists the most secretive country in the world, North Korea. Read More

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Netanyahu refuses to meet German minister in diplomatic spat

Israeli Environment Minister Zeev Elkin, a confidante of Netanyahu, told Israel radio it was " unthinkable " for a minister to meet groups working against the country he was visiting. "Germany and the European Union are important partners of Israel and I strongly believe that these relations have been mutually beneficial to both sides in spite of existing challenges". Read More

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United States defense secretary makes crisis trip to Afghanistan

United States defense secretary makes crisis trip to Afghanistan

During his first visit Defense Secretary Mattis will meet President Ghani as well as other government officials. It was not immediately clear who would replace Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim. On Sunday, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster spoke to his Afghan counterpart, Haneef Atmar, and condemned the terrorist attack. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis checks his watch as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters in ... Read More

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UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen

The conference, co-sponsored by the United Nations, Switzerland and Sweden, raised pledges for over half of the 2.1 billion dollars (£1.64 billion) sought by the UN this year in an appeal that was only 15% funded previously. " We are witnessing the starving and the crippling of an entire generation ". The injured and patients suffering from chronic diseases are dying avoidable deaths, while the most vulnerable groups-children, pregnant women, and the elderly-are at heightened risk of disease. Read More

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Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

Trump raps Iran as violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

U.S. president Donald Trump described the Iran deal during his election campaign as the "worst deal ever negotiated" , pledging to abolish the agreement, though has so far not followed through on his promises to revoke it. But Iran has not lived up to the spirit of the agreement. Trump spoke during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. "The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran". Read More

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Rifle to celebrate Arbor Day

Rifle to celebrate Arbor Day

According to the release, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted throughout the world in the past 44 years as part of various Arbor Day festivities and as a way to address issues such as air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation and more. Read More

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VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia

US Vice President Mike Pence (left) shakes hands with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla during a business forum in Jakarta o Friday. The speaker of Indonesia's House of Representatives, Setya Novanto, who Trump described as "one of the most powerful men and a great man", made a weird appearance at a Trump press conference in NY in late 2015. Read More

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Belgium had sought suspect in foiled French election attack

Polls show Macron easily winning such a run-off, which would pit two very different views of France's future and its relationship with Europe against one another. Crowds danced on a Paris plaza as Socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon held what was seen as a last-chance rally and concert. France's presidential candidates have been blanketing the country with campaign events amid increased security to try to inspire undecided voters just four days before a nail-biting election. Read More

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Woods hits first public shots

Woods hits first public shots

Speaking Tuesday at the unveiling of his design for a new course in Missouri, Woods sounded resigned to the uncertainty. Woods also will design a par-3 course at the nearby Big Cedar Lodge, with a similar goal of getting families together to enjoy nature and the game of golf together. Read More

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North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

If not, we will solve the problem without them! In the interview, Trump said, "I do like a low-interest rate policy, I must be honest with you". "That's the first time I've heard them say that in a bilateral context", he said. On Friday, before he strolled with the US President on the grounds of his Mar-a-Lago resort, President Xi spoke of their "many common understandings" and "deepening our friendship". Read More

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