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It was not immediately clear how many people received the warning. "Some users may have received notifications that a tsunami warning is in effect for their area", the statement read. The error comes weeks after a false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii declaring "THIS IS NOT A DRILL" advised Hawaii residents and tourists to seek immediate shelter.
  • Pentagon Chief: No Evidence of Recent Sarin Gas Use by Syria

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    However, Russia described the OPCW report as "very biased" arguing the report failed to address the question of who was responsible for the use of the chemical substance. It quoted residents and medical sources as saying "toxic gas" was used in the attack, without elaborating. Syria's Foreign Ministry has dismissed as "null and void" USA accusations that President Bashar Assad's government is producing and using "new kinds of weapons" to deliver deadly chemicals despite committing to abolish ...
  • Getting to the Winter Games Is an Olympic Headache

    Getting to the Winter Games Is an Olympic Headache

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    The foreign minister said that Washington wants the world to perceive the inter-Korean dialogue and diplomacy as a result of the maximum pressure and the harshest economic embargo that they are imposing on Pyongyang. With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just around the corner, here's a handy primer for the mega event. The athletes will compete in ice hockey, ice skating and skiing across five disciplines.
  • Ryan Celebrates School Secretary's '$1.50 A Week' Paycheck Increase From Tax Bill

    Ryan Celebrates School Secretary's '$1.50 A Week' Paycheck Increase From Tax Bill

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    The section of the story he chose to highlight raised eyebrows: Julia Ketchum, a Pennsylvania high school secretary, saw her paycheck increase $78 a year - enough to cover the cost of her yearly Costco membership. Twitter was quick to criticize Ryan's snafu. Middle-income taxpayers would receive an average tax cut of $930 this year, and those in the top 1 percent would receive an average cut of $51,000.
  • Israel strikes continue in Egypt's Sinai for years

    Israel strikes continue in Egypt's Sinai for years

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    The report, citing current and former US and British officials, said Israeli forces had carried out more than 100 airstrikes in Egypt over the course of more than two years with Cairo's approval. The report said Sissi had kept the Israeli strikes secret, only letting a small group of military and intelligence officials in on the cooperation, and has kept northern Sinai a closed military area, barring reporters from the region.
  • Suspect arrested in Italy after gun attack on foreigners

    Suspect arrested in Italy after gun attack on foreigners

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    Sky TG24 reports the rampage lasted for at least an hour as the suspect began firing shots from his auto before noon targeting people of color throughout the city and wounding six people all from Africa. . The League backs fiercely anti-immigrant policies and is part of ex-prime Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right alliance that is leading in the polls ahead of a March 4 national election.
  • DeSantis says Rod Rosenstein will have to 'explain' himself

    DeSantis says Rod Rosenstein will have to 'explain' himself

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    Rosenstein, 53, previously the longtime USA attorney in Baltimore, has been shadowed by the investigation into possible coordination during the 2016 campaign between Trump associates and agents of the Russian government since he became deputy attorney general last April.
  • Australia: Journalists find top-secret government documents in furniture shop

    Australia: Journalists find top-secret government documents in furniture shop

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    Draft legislation contained in The Cabinet Files also shows that the News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt, who breached section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, was consulted when the federal government moved to change the clause. The ABC report stated that not all of the secret cabinet files they obtained were published. "This has been achieved without compromising the ABC's priority of protecting the integrity of its source and its reporting, while acknowledging the Commonwealth's ...
  • Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, six more weeks of winter

    Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, six more weeks of winter

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    This content is restricted to site members. The holiday has even expanded to Canada, where the famed albino rodent Wiarton Willie has been making his predictions in Ontario since 1956. Here's a look at what you need to know about Groundhog Day, an American tradition that is meant to predict when spring will arrive. The celebration of Groundhog Day began with the Germans, Pennsylvania's earliest settlers.
  • Michelle Obama Tells Americans 'ALL WE HAVE IS HOPE' as Economy SOARS

    Michelle Obama Tells Americans 'ALL WE HAVE IS HOPE' as Economy SOARS

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    That's what it means to lead with hope and not fear. "We can't lost sight of that", she said. "Forget what they're saying in Washington". "We know who we are and I know who this country is", she said. And the dogs, Bo and Sunny, don't know what a doorbell is. Everyone remembers the ugly moment when first lady Melania Trump presented an awkward Inauguration day gift to Michelle Obama .
  • Five more flu-related deaths in Cuyahoga County

    Five more flu-related deaths in Cuyahoga County

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    Symptoms can include cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, chills, feelings of extreme tiredness and fever. "This year, (influenza) has hit harder than previous years", school registered nurse Kelly Garcia said. "People should come in at the first sign of symptoms", said Nelson. Hospitals have been admitting a high volume of patients with the flu or flu-like symptoms.
  • Engler to meet with MSU athletics in 'coming days'

    Engler to meet with MSU athletics in 'coming days'

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    It all started when former MSU doctor Larry Nassar had a week-long of court trials, facing many of his former victims in a horrendous sexual abuse scandal. "I don't know because I haven't talked to anybody over at the athletic department, I haven't talked to anybody in the legal team here and I haven't talked to anybody in the Title IX office", Engler said.
  • Results of Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi

    Results of Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi

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    We've agreed today that the results of the Congress are presented to the United Nations in hope that they will stimulate the Geneva process", Lavrov said. The participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi adopted a 12-point statement, which outlined the Syrians' views on their country's future.
  • Putin sorry for not 'shielding' Russia athletes from doping scandal

    Putin sorry for not 'shielding' Russia athletes from doping scandal

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    The president - who is running for re-election - said he had not seen the list so far and quoted the old Oriental proverb "the dogs bark but the caravan goes on" to play down the significance of Washington's report. "We want to build long-term, stable ties (with the US) based on global law". Putin is widely expected to win a fourth presidential term in March, extending his Kremlin rule until 2024 and becoming the longest-serving Russian leader since dictator Joseph Stalin.
  • Russian Speed Skater Declines PyeongChang Invitation

    Russian Speed Skater Declines PyeongChang Invitation

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    The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, set to run from February 9 to 25, will be the largest Winter Olympics in history, with 2,925 athletes from 92 nations set to participate in 15 sports. However, the exclusion of athletes who have not served doping bans in the past, including short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, a six-time Olympic gold medalist, have left Russian athletes wondering how the invitation list was conceived.
  • Douglas Haig A 'Person Of Interest' In Las Vegas Shooting

    Douglas Haig A 'Person Of Interest' In Las Vegas Shooting

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    He says Paddock told him he was going to put on a "light show" with the tracer ammunition he purchased. "I felt that they were hoping that they could find a connection between myself and Paddock, that would go back showing that I supplied him with most of his ammunition, possibly even some firearms", he told the network .
  • Ireland to hold historic referendum on abortion laws

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    This vote will give Irish first opportunity in 35 years to revise one of Europe's strictest laws, which only allows voluntary termination of pregnancy in cases where mor's life is compromised. Formal approval has been given to the holding of a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, possibly in late May, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He said: "In my opinion we can not continue to export our problems and import our solutions", Mr Varadkar said.
  • Stormy Daniels denies Trump affair, 'hush money' in new statement

    Stormy Daniels denies Trump affair, 'hush money' in new statement

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    Donald reportedly paid her $130,000 in hush money to keep mum about the relationship, but the First Lady is the one who's now being scrutinized for her spending. Last week, she canceled her trip to Davos, Switzerland, amid the scandal. However, they could be making something of nothing. "The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs.
  • Putin gifts Netanyahu original letter from Oskar Schindler

    Putin gifts Netanyahu original letter from Oskar Schindler

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    Putin and Netanyahu are due to discuss ways to boost bilateral cooperation in trade, economy, cultural, and humanitarian spheres, as well as "pressing global and regional issues" including the peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the situation in Syria, the Kremlin said.
  • Niinisto wins landslide re-election as Finland's president

    Niinisto wins landslide re-election as Finland's president

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    Haavisto, the runner-up in the 2012 election, conceded the race long before the vote-count was completed, telling Finnish national broadcaster Niinisto "is the republic's new president with this result". Voter turnout was about 70 percent, officials said. In his first six-year term, Niinisto was seen as playing a key role in maintaining relations with Moscow, even as Finland supported Western economic sanctions against Russian Federation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and ...
  • Manchin says Trump order to fire Mueller is 'New York talk'

    Manchin says Trump order to fire Mueller is 'New York talk'

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    Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. "It probably wouldn't hurt for us to pass one of those bills", Collins said, adding, "There are some constitutional issues with those bills, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories, but again, I have faith in the deputy attorney general".