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The Massachusetts State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze started at about 12:45 a.m.at a one-family home on Richmond Road and quickly reached 3-alarms. Although the lack of available fire hydrants, the ferocity of the fire and bone-chilling conditions made battling the blaze extremely hard, Gates commended the fire crews from around the region who worked through the night in a desperate effort to locate survivors.
  • Trump supporters gather at Capitol in Lansing

    Trump supporters gather at Capitol in Lansing

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    McCune, like other Trump supporters at the rally, said he came to show his support for the president at a time of intense political division. Numerous speakers are expected to attend the rally, including North Carolina GOP Vice Chair Michele Nix and NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse.
  • Expect more deaths in renewed anti-drug campaign-Duterte

    Expect more deaths in renewed anti-drug campaign-Duterte

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    Human Rights Watch said in a report that Duterte and other senior officials instigated and incited the killings of drug suspects in a campaign that could amount to crimes against humanity. It also asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an global and independent investigation. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella called the report "thoughtless and irresponsible".
  • NY Taking Action to Combat Anti-Semitic Crimes: Cuomo

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    In recent months, NY has bolstered its efforts to combat hate crimes. "This is repugnant to everything we believe as New Yorkers". The Anti-Defamation League reported at least 20 bomb threats against JCCs and Jewish day schools on Monday in what it called the fifth wave of bomb threats since January 1.
  • House Committee Establishes Parameters For Russia Investigation

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    Trump's relationship with the intelligence services has been rocky since before his inauguration. Coats told senators that he had advised the White House "how to modify" the executive order to elevate the director's position on the NSC principals committee but acknowledged that "it has not been addressed yet".
  • Pence to Deliver Notre Dame Commencement Address

    Pence to Deliver Notre Dame Commencement Address

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    The invitation to Pence resolves a delicate problem for Notre Dame. Pence, notably, did not say the Trump administration would kill the deal, however. Bush in 2001 and Obama in 2009, according to USA Today. This is not the first time a commencement speaker has caused controversy at Notre Dame. Born and raised Catholic, Pence reportedly at one stage considered a vocation to the Catholic priesthood.
  • McDonald's to add curbside service, tests home delivery in US

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    McDonald's is also ramping up delivery services in the United States - already a $1 billion business overseas in countries like China and South Korea. McDonald's , which revolutionized the drive-thru in the seventies, announced a new initiative on Wednesday that could kill it. According to Chris Kempczinski, president of McDonald's United States of America, the company has seen a steep decline in foot traffic for four years running, which has prompted the company to explore new ways to ...
  • U.S. bombs al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, hitting equipment and infrastructure

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    A United States official tells CNN "the raid led to intelligence which will lead to future operations". Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, 36, was killed in the raid, as were civilians, reportedly including an 8-year-old girl. Other US officials said the strikes were conducted with "manned and unmanned" capabilities, but declined to confirm or deny an AQAP report that US battleships had fired into the area and an attempted landing of US troops was aborted.
  • Marie Collins quits child protection commission

    Marie Collins quits child protection commission

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    She says she believes the pope was "sincere" in establishing the panel, and notes that he approved every recommendation they made. In a March 1 statement coinciding with the announcement of Collins' resignation, Cardinal Sean P. Collins quits panel on protecting children over "lack of cooperation" from Curia . Dublin, Ireland-born Collins was the sole remaining member of the commission who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a priest.
  • Lords defy Brexit Bill

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    The House of Lords backed the amendment by 358 votes to 256. A majority are expected to back a Labour amendment that would guarantee the rights of European Union nationals who are already living in the United Kingdom to remain after Brexit.
  • Trump Administration Will Soon Solicit Bids For Border Wall

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    Construction of a wall on the border with Mexico will start in the near future, the fencing will become an efficient instrument in the fight against crime and drug traffic, US President Donald Trump said during his address to Congress. Defense contractor Raytheon and global construction firm Caddell have also expressed interest in bidding. Mexican leadership has repeatedly denied it will cover the barrier's cost, straining ties between the usually cordial neighbors.
  • At least one dead, 35 wounded in Kabul attacks

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    There was no immediate official comment from police, and no word on casualties. Earlier, a powerfull explosion jolted Afghan capital city Kabul on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the attack had been quelled at the compound by late afternoon, but at least 15 police officers and one civilian were killed.
  • Obasanjo blames South African government for xenophobic attacks

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    We therefore urge the ANC government, Economic Freedom Fighters, Democratic Alliance, other progressive political parties, social groups and all local leaders in South Africa not to be opportunistic but rise above petty politics and condemn the barbaric acts being perpetrated against fellow Africans.
  • French Holocaust scholar almost deported from United States

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    Mr Rousso has spoken many times at leading U.S. universities as well as the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, and was also a visiting professor at Texas A&M in 2007, according to his online profile. Rousso also has been a research associate and visiting professor at many U.S. institutions, including Harvard University, Dartmouth College and the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S.
  • Iraqi commander: Troops push deeper into western Mosul

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    Militants are setting fire to private houses in order to create a smoke screen that will hide its fighters from the US-led air strikes which are clearing the way for the ground troops. The Iran-linked force, which has been legalized by the Iraqi parliament, is participating in the ongoing US -backed offensive to push ISIS out of Mosul.
  • 99-year-old ticks 'getting locked up' off her bucket list

    99-year-old ticks 'getting locked up' off her bucket list

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    A dutch policeman told Buzzfeed that they made some arrangement for Annie and took her to the police station after picking up from her house. The weird photo shoot was organised by Annie's niece, who got in touch with the Politie Nijmegen-Zuid force in the east of the Netherlands.