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When pressed on whether the new executive order would face court challenges, Pruitt said he isn't anxious about potential legal ramifications. During his ABC interview this weekend, Pruitt said the country needs "a pro-growth and pro-environment approach for how we do regulations in this country".
  • Egypt's Hosni Mubarak Walks Free After 6 Years in Jail

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    In 2014, the court dismissed the charges of killing protesters, citing the prosecution for technical flaws, and the ruling earlier this month further absolved him of any accountability and paved the way for his release. Mubarak dominated the nation for three decades as President but went through a series of criminal trials after being forced from office in 2011. The Muslim Brotherhood government was elected and then overthrown in a military coup, and Egyptians are struggling with the worst ...
  • Israeli Official Denies Claims US Demanded Freeze in Isolated Settlements

    Israeli Official Denies Claims US Demanded Freeze in Isolated Settlements

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    But he recently invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit. "I am very concerned about developments in the West Bank, which are leading to an erosion of the basis for a two-state solution", Merkel said. The comment came after a series of talks which failed to agree on a settlement freeze in the territories within which the Palestinians want to establish an independent state.
  • NYC notebook: Bears throwing full arsenal at South Carolina's Treadwell

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    We all had our thoughts like, 'Man, is it really worth it?' " Thornwell said. The Bears beat the Gamecocks in two defensive battles, winning 66-63 at home in 2013-14 and 69-65 the following season. To be exact - and eliminate hyperbole - UConn has won its last 109 games. "That's one thing that they pride their self about". But I can't force people to do what I want them to do.
  • Foster's pulls corned beef from shelves

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    Food inspectors and officials are accused of accepting bribes in exchange for overlooking unsanitary factory conditions and potentially contaminated meat . The Ministries of Health, Trade, Local Government, Customs and Excise Division and the Consumer Affairs Division are also collaborating to protect consumers from potentially unsafe meat .
  • 5K run raises $20000 for Osceola Meals on Wheels

    5K run raises $20000 for Osceola Meals on Wheels

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    A 2012 Brown University study echoes Hollander's emphasis on health care savings, finding that simply investing more in delivering meals to seniors' homes results in fewer people going to nursing homes. One option is to add money to supplement Meals on Wheels funding. "We know that this budget proposal is only the beginning and we have our work cut out for us in the coming months", Bertolette said.
  • French interior minister resigns over daughters' job

    French interior minister resigns over daughters' job

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    The violations were committed between 2009 and 2016, when Le Roux was a member of the French national assembly. French lawmakers are allowed to hire family members as aides, provided they do tangible work. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the two leading candidates in the election, according to opinion polls, with the first round due on April 23 and the run-off on May 7.
  • Martin McGuinness, terrorist godfather and the Queen's Minister

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    McGuinness played a central role in the power-sharing government in Northern Ireland following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. DUP leader Arlene Foster said Martin McGuinness's legacy was "complex and challenging". He was a former member of the IRA's army council and worked as Sinn Fein's chief negotiator during the peace process. "He strove to make Northern Ireland a better place for everyone, regardless of background or tradition".
  • Tillerson to visit Russian Federation, skip North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting

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    President Trump has come under scrutiny for his overtures on improving relations with Russian Federation. Tillerson said on Friday at a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Seoul that all options were on the table to resolve the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue, including diplomatic, security and economic measures, Xinhua reported .
  • French Airport Attacker's Blood Tested Positive

    French Airport Attacker's Blood Tested Positive

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    He was immediately shot dead by two of the soldier's colleagues. Following the coordinated attacks around Paris in November 2015, the French government declared a state of emergency that was extended in December for the fifth time and will remain in force until July 2017.
  • Pope apologizes for Church involvement in Rwandan genocide

    Pope apologizes for Church involvement in Rwandan genocide

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    He "expressed the desire that this humble recognition of the failings of that period, which, unfortunately, disfigured the face of the Church, may contribute to a "purification of memory" and promote "renewed trust". "Why doesn't he apologise like he does with other cases where more minor crimes were committed by comparison with here?", he said, referring to sexual abuse cases where the pope has regularly apologised to victims and their families.
  • 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

    9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

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    The lawsuit also alleges that Saudi officials provided direct aid to al Qaeda leaders - with the Saudi ambassador's residence in Kabul, Afghanistan used as a safe house by bin Laden and and other al Qaeda members from 1998 through the time of the September 11 attack.
  • Iraqi Police Resume Push towards Grand Nuri Mosque in Western Mosul

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    The use of explosives in the densely populated Old City is likely to cause extensive damage, and people fleeing are telling humanitarian workers that it's very hard to enter or leave the Old City, said Ms. Civilians fleeing the western districts in the city are being accommodated in 17 camps and emergency sites near the city. Taking the Iron Bridge will mean Iraqi forces control three of the five bridges that span the Tigris River and connect the old city with Mosul's modern city center.