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PM Modi held one-on-one talks with Xi which is being seen as an effort by India and China to rebuild trust and improve ties that were hit by the 73-day-long Dokalam standoff past year. This will be the first such project in the war-ravaged country by India and China. "With the current backlash against globalization, a heart-to-heart dialogue between the two leaders will promote free trade", read the op-ed.
  • Donald Trump Considering Posthumous Pardon to Boxer Jack Johnson

    Donald Trump Considering Posthumous Pardon to Boxer Jack Johnson

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    He said Stallone called him to share Johnson's story, adding that the boxer's "trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial". He died in 1946. In 2016, then-Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Activists and family members have long advocated for Johnson's posthumous pardon, as have US officials like Sen.
  • Kansas City Teens Walk Out Of Schools For Gun Control Rallies

    Kansas City Teens Walk Out Of Schools For Gun Control Rallies

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    April 20th also marks the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, where more than a dozen people were killed. "We're fighting for stricter gun laws and less gun violence", Maslow-Shields said. Saint Agnes speakers spoke about how recent school shootings, including in Parkland, Florida, in February, inspired their activism and anger about violence in places of learning.
  • Centre approves Ordinance on Death Penalty for rape of girls below 12

    Centre approves Ordinance on Death Penalty for rape of girls below 12

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    In case of rape of a girl below the age of 16, the punishment will be- imprisonment for 20 years (earlier 10 years) which is extendable for rest of life. Protests have been erupting in different parts of the country and the world against the recent child rapes. The bold move by the Centre has come in response to a series of incidents involving rape and murder of girls reported from Kathua in Jammu & Kashmir, Surat in Gujarat and the latest incident reported on Saturday from Indore in ...
  • Private funeral service for Barbara Bush on Saturday

    Private funeral service for Barbara Bush on Saturday

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    Bush , George W. Bush , his wife, Laura, and the rest of the Bush family greeted attendees and gave eulogies . In 2013, Neil and Maria Bush founded the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to carry on the former first lady's legacy as a champion of literacy.
  • Rosenstein told Trump last week he's not a target in Russian Federation probe

    Rosenstein told Trump last week he's not a target in Russian Federation probe

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    Bloomberg reports that Rosenstein met with the president last week and that's when the Deputy AG gave the president the assurance according to people familiar with the matter. Mueller or Rosenstein being fired has spurred members of Congress to push for legislation to protect the special counsel. "Investigators will naturally look at those things".
  • Syracuse Frat Bros Pledged 'Hatred In Their Hearts For N*****s, K***s'

    Syracuse Frat Bros Pledged 'Hatred In Their Hearts For N*****s, K***s'

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    A university in upstate NY has suspended a fraternity over videos showing racist and sexist behavior. "The video isn't surprising - it's a manifestation of microaggressions, rumors, whispers and outright acts of hatred marginalized students encounter in their time at SU", the Daily Orange said in an editorial .
  • UN source: OPCW experts unlikely to enter Douma on Wednesday

    UN source: OPCW experts unlikely to enter Douma on Wednesday

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    He denied that Russian Federation was behind cyber attacks , saying that people try to depict Russian Federation as being the "source of all evil" - something he described as a "really ridiculous concept". State television said on Tuesday that rebels in Dumayr had also agreed to withdraw. Britain's delegation to the OPCW accused Russian Federation and the Assad government of stopping inspectors from reaching Douma.
  • Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush's funeral

    Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush's funeral

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    Tributes rolled in from around the world, heralding the former first lady as a warm woman of strength devoted to not only her family, but to child and adult literacy programs. Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state, remembered Bush as a "woman of incredible determination, wit and compassion who embodied America's best values".
  • Ted Cruz in Close Texas Senate Race, Poll Says

    Ted Cruz in Close Texas Senate Race, Poll Says

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    That difference falls within the poll's margin of error. Democrats are targeting Cruz in the November congressional elections "and they may be hitting the mark", Peter A. O'Rourke has spoken out repeatedly against President Trump's proposal for a border wall between the US and Mexico. "Voters disapprove 52 - 43 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing" ...
  • Younkers' owner appears headed toward liquidation, closure

    Younkers' owner appears headed toward liquidation, closure

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    But when the bidding opened, reports indicate the only firms offering bids were liquidators. Stores operated by Bon-Ton include Bergner's, Boston Stores, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers, but most of its stores have histories that predate the parent company.