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Whistleblowers: UK's Home Office Destroyed Windrush Generation's Landing Cards

Whistleblowers: UK's Home Office Destroyed Windrush Generation's Landing Cards

In its latest update, the Home Office said it was investigating a total of 232 cases, with the first four people to contact the hotline being given permanent status. It is an outrage given they are people who served our country in World War One and World War Two, invited to help rebuild the country, build the NHS and transport system -that they should be sent back across the ocean 70 years later'. Read More

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Shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, FL

Shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, FL

A 17-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening wound to his ankle. The sheriff said the Bouche wasn't injured, wasn't fired at and was arrested without resistance. "I didn't see anyone". Asked what he'd tell the victim, he said, "sorry". "It doesn't make it better, anyway", he said before he was led into a police van. Read More

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Arizona educators 'overwhelmingly support' walking out next week

Arizona educators 'overwhelmingly support' walking out next week

States including West Virginia , Kentucky , and Oklahoma have all made headlines in recent weeks with schools across the states closing for days at a time as teachers demanded more funding for education. The walkouts are occurring from state to state because of the Supreme Court decision in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez ruled that there is no fundamental right to education in the U.S. Read More

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Can Governors Reject Trump's Call To Send Troops To The Border?

Can Governors Reject Trump's Call To Send Troops To The Border?

Karisch, the Tucson Sector chief, said during the Friday news conference that guardsmen may eventually be enlisted to help at ports, though he didn't explain what they would do. During the presidential campaign and at times since taking office, Trump has railed against states like California and cities like Chicago, describing them as overrun with violent undocumented immigrants who pose a risk to the security and economic standing of his supporters. Read More

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Trump is swiftly backtracking on a radical change to his trade policy

Trump is swiftly backtracking on a radical change to his trade policy

Yesterday (April 17), with Abe at his side, Trump told reporters the United States had already had "direct talks at very high levels" with North Korea. On April 12, Trump told a group of Republican senators during a meeting that he had deputized Robert Lighthizer, the USA trade representative, and Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, to study the possibility of re-entering the TPP if the terms were favorable. Read More

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Jailed For His Faith? American Pastor to Stand Trial in Turkey Monday

Jailed For His Faith? American Pastor to Stand Trial in Turkey Monday

Turkey on Monday hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron over his comments that the weekend's air strikes against the Syrian regime had driven a wedge between Ankara and its increasingly close ally Moscow. He and his wife Norine were arrested for suspected immigration violations in October 2016. Ten foreign suspects, including an, IS senior member, were arrested in central Turkey for their links to the terrorist group, according to a police source, quoted by the Anadolu Agency. Read More

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Saturday partly sunny, with a small chance of rain in Billings

Saturday partly sunny, with a small chance of rain in Billings

A watch means the conditions are right for a tornado to potentially form, but one has not been spotted yet. Winds could gust up to 40 miles per hour this afternoon. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Heavy rain is another possibility, forecasters say. Also in Jefferson Davis County, another tornado traveled for nearly five miles cutting a path through trees for almost five miles just to the northeast of New Hebron. Read More

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BJP MP who blamed Pak for Kathua rape cries foul

BJP MP who blamed Pak for Kathua rape cries foul

According to reports, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had expressed her displeasure and asked BJP to remove Ministers Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh from their positions. The two ministers had on March 1 participated in a rally organised by the Hindu Ekta Manch, a fringe right-wing group, to support the accused in the case. Read More

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Trump, Erdogan Hold Phone Call, Speak about Syria

Trump, Erdogan Hold Phone Call, Speak about Syria

In recent months, however, Ankara has been working closely with Moscow, a major ally of the Assad government, on Syrian issues. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hit out at worldwide investors on April 12, saying "no one could bring Turkey to heel using exchange rates", casting the recent sharp drop in the value of the Turkish Lira as a conspiracy by outside powers. Read More

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Jerry Brown bolsters National Guard but defends California's sanctuary status

Jerry Brown bolsters National Guard but defends California's sanctuary status

National Guard troops were also sent to the border in the past week after reports that a caravan of over 1,000 immigrants were headed from Central America to the US through Mexico. The April 6 statement said they recognize the right of nations to control and secure their borders and to respect the rule of law but it also pointed out that current US law allows those who arrive in this country fleeing persecution to "due process as their claims are reviewed". Read More

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Trump Calls Raid on Lawyer's Office 'New Level of Unfairness'

Trump Calls Raid on Lawyer's Office 'New Level of Unfairness'

If approved, Trump would be the very first sitting president deposed because former President Bill Clinton throughout Ken Starr's particular counselor investigation. "We'll see what happens". The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that prosecutors from the U.S. Attorneys' Office in the Southern District of NY requested records of the payment made to Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Read More

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Erie County observes Equal Pay Day

Erie County observes Equal Pay Day

Meanwhile, lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Louisiana legislature recently voted down a proposal backed by the governor to increase the state's minimum wage, and rejected a pair of bills to require companies that are awarded state contracts to comply with state laws requiring equal pay and prohibit companies from taking action against workers who discuss their salaries . Read More

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Hamilton musical bags seven Olivier Awards in London

Hamilton musical bags seven Olivier Awards in London

The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda walked away with 7 awards, including Best Musical. Hip hop sensation Hamilton was the big victor at this year's Oliviers, receiving seven awards including best new musical. Winners in most categories are chosen by a panel of stage professionals and theatre-goers. But organisers have been slammed by actors and industry greats, after they forgot to mention Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company in its In Memoriam segment. Read More

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White House says North Korea is willing to talk denuclearization

White House says North Korea is willing to talk denuclearization

But Pyongyang has not broken its public silence on the summit, which United States officials say is being planned for May. The announcement comes after a year of tension between the U.S., North Korea and South Korea. The representatives of the U.S. and North Korea have already met in a third country. "What we will see next is the exchanges of presidential envoys between the U.S. Read More

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Solo: A Star Wars Story To Premiere Early at Cannes Film Festival

Solo: A Star Wars Story To Premiere Early at Cannes Film Festival

The match may appear odd at first glance, but Star Wars and Cannes do have a history. In 2002, the Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen-led prequel Star Wars: Attack of the Clones premiered at the France-set festival. This year Han Solo will get all the attention, and he's bringing along his pals to share in the glory (but not the reward of course). Cannes did confirm on Thursday that " Everybody Knows ", starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem , will open the festival . Read More

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