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Supreme Court Allows Ohio to Purge Inactive Voters

Supreme Court Allows Ohio to Purge Inactive Voters

At issue was whether the process used by the state violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, or the more recent Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Reminder: In #Husted , the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions made a decision to abandon its longstanding position that the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act prohibit techniques like Ohio's voter purge. Read More

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David Koch, Billionaire Political Donor, Announces Retirement

David Koch, Billionaire Political Donor, Announces Retirement

David Koch , the billionaire industrialist who has donated countless millions to conservative causes, plans to retire from his leadership roles at Koch Industries and the so-called Koch network of wealthy right-leaning donors. David Koch had served as an executive vice president and a board member of Koch Industries, a Wichita, Kansas-based conglomerate with interests ranging from oil and ranching to farming and the manufacturing of electrical components. Read More

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Crocodile mauls pastor to death during baptism ceremony at lake

Crocodile mauls pastor to death during baptism ceremony at lake

The pastor, identified as Docho Eshete, died after being bitten on his legs, back and hands. "All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor". The animal escaped, the BBC said. Lake Abaya is Ethiopia's second largest lake and is known for having a large crocodile population. The "reddish-brown" water also makes it hard to spot crocodiles in the vicinity, per the Telegraph . Read More

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Trump appears to comment on jobs report before its official release

Trump appears to comment on jobs report before its official release

That is because the jobs report is viewed as one of the most important indicators of the USA economy and often moves markets. "What is important is not just that the numbers are independent, but that they're perceived to be independent". The objective of the rule should be self-evident. Martha Gimbel, director of economic research at Indeed, the job-listing site, said some of the fastest-growing search terms on the site this year are "full-time" and "9-to-5 jobs", evidence that many people ... Read More

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U.S. risks sparking global trade war

U.S. risks sparking global trade war

The British leader, who has sought to underscore the trans-Atlantic special relationship, said Friday she was "deeply disappointed" by the Trump administration's decision. United States tariffs on steel of 25% imports from the European Union have come into force, raising fears of a transatlantic trade war . "The inevitable result of putting these tariffs on imports will be to increase prices on consumer goods for its own citizens". Read More

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Jackson victor ousted in final round of National Spelling Bee preliminaries

Jackson victor ousted in final round of National Spelling Bee preliminaries

The competition was, in a word, brutal. Saagar, 13, Battle Creek Lakeview Middle School eighth-grader, earned a trip to the national bee by winning the represent the 2018 MLive/Jackson Citizen Patriot Spelling Bee on March 13. He also practiced spelling with his mother. The additional day of spelling meant that Jacques Bailly, the bee's long-time pronouncer - who is treated with nearly iconic reverence by the spellers - took breaks for the first time to preserve his voice, handing over the ... Read More

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Browder: Interpol

Browder: Interpol "playing with words" over Russian arrest warrant

In December 2017, Moscow's Tverskoy court found Browder , once the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russian Federation, guilty of tax dodging and sentenced him in absentia to nine years in prison. But the US-born financier, who is a British citizen, tweeted that a new notice had been issued. Russian Federation placed Browder on an Interpol wanted list last fall - its fifth attempt - after Interpol called it a misuse of the system and urged member states to ignore notices on Browder. Read More

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Russian fighters among 35 dead in IS attacks on pro-Assad forces

Russian fighters among 35 dead in IS attacks on pro-Assad forces

As well as holding pockets of IS fighters, Deir al-Zour province also marks a division between areas held by Syrian government forces and Syrian Kurdish units, including the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The Russian ministry said that the dead were military advisers attached to a Syrian army unit in the Deir el-Zour. Two of them, who were serving as "military advisers" to the Syrian army, were killed on the spot, while two more died shortly afterwards while being treated at a Russian ... Read More

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Israel, Russia Reach 'Understanding' on Iranian Presence in Syria

Israel, Russia Reach 'Understanding' on Iranian Presence in Syria

Jordan also weighed in saying it has discussed developments in southern Syria with Washington and Moscow and that all three parties agreed on the need to preserve a "de-escalation" zone that was brokered past year. The Iranians denied they had fired any rockets. Iran's ambassador to Jordan, Dr. Mostafa Moslehzadeh, reportedly received instructions from senior officials to conduct the negotiations with Israel in Amman. Read More

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Indiana teacher who stopped shooting: ‘I had to save students’

Indiana teacher who stopped shooting: ‘I had to save students’

Thanks to very courageous Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. "We all should continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover". Seaman spoke for just a few minutes and declined to answer questions from reporters. Noblesville West Middle School Principal Stacey Swan and superintendent Beth Niedermeyer were also slated to be in attendance. Read More

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Netherlands, Australia hold Russian Federation liable for downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Netherlands, Australia hold Russian Federation liable for downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Bodies, debris and burning wreckage were strewn over a field of sunflowers near the rebel-held village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, about 25 miles from the Russian border, where fighting had been raging for months. They have identified two people, who go by the aliases Orion and Delfin, as top suspects after obtaining their wire-tapped conversations before and after the plane was shot out of the sky. Read More

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Oil drops as demand shows signs of weakening

Oil drops as demand shows signs of weakening

Following the rally in crude oil prices, the National Assembly increased the oil benchmark price for the 2018 budget to $51 per barrel from $45 proposed by the Executive. Prices of aromatics such as benzene and toluene , as well as those of petrochemical feedstock, naphtha , tend to follow crude movement closely. Read More

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Vodafone promotes CFO Read to succeed Colao as CEO

Vodafone promotes CFO Read to succeed Colao as CEO

Read was appointed CFO and joined the Vodafone board in April 2014. On the day Vodafone announced its 2017 numbers, group CEO Vittorio Colao revealed his last day in the office will be 1 October 2018. Data traffic on network of Vodafone India increased four fold but the company could not reap financial benefits because of sharp decline in data prices. Read More

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