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Democrats seek action against Trump | The Daily Star
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And that makes his silence all the more infuriating for Democrats. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn's empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Democrats are “trying desperately to make something out of nothing,” Collins said, in the aftermath of Mueller's report.

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NHL: San Jose Sharks search for answers after loss to Blues
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How did the series turn so abruptly after their win in Game 3? Where would this team be if everyone had stayed relatively healthy? They were full marks for this series victory, no doubt about it.

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Framing the Abortion Picture in the Arab World - Middle East - Jerusalem Post
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While the abortion rights debate continues to be hotly disputed in the United States, with opponents using the Bible as a base for their views, women in Arab countries also remain subject to widely varying abortion laws primarily based on a country's interpretation of Islam. Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

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Steve Chapman: How abortion bills could wreck Republicans | Opinion | omaha.com
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For decades, abortion has been an ideal issue for Republicans. Many Americans who support legal abortion could vote Republican anyway because they saw no real reason to worry. Abortion provided a cause that Republicans could run on year in and year out -- and one that overrode all other concerns with a significant segment of the electorate.

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Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner bid farewell to their 'Game of Thrones' characters
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Like Gwendoline, Sophie Turner, who played little bird-turned-Queen in the North Sansa Stark. MANILA, Philippines - Game of Thrones is now over, and as that fact slowly sinks in to the show's loyal fans, two of its stars posted tributes to the characters they have played for years. On her Instagram, Gwendoline Christie, who took on the role of the loyal knight Ser Brienne of Tarth, said that playing the character "has redefined the way I look at the world, women, and particularly myself.".

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Asian shares edge higher following advance on Wall Street - San Antonio Express-News
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BANGKOK (AP) - Shares edged higher in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street. Exports fell 2.4% year-on-year while imports rose more than 6% thanks to higher oil prices. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2% to 27,708.87, and the S&P ASX 200 in Sydney edged 0.2% higher to 6,510.70.

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US officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran - Middle East Monitor
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Trump withdrew the United States from the pact a year ago. US officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said, Reuters reports. The administration officials held a similar briefing, also behind closed doors, for the full Senate later on Tuesday.

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Raptors vs. Bucks: Toronto's supporting cast steals the show against Milwaukee in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final...
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Thought the Raptors' bench was overmatched by the Bucks' superior depth? TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors had won the double-overtime slugfest that was Game 3, and with that they had saved their season, but going into Tuesday's Game 4 there was a whole new set of problems on the Raptors' shoulders. The momentum may have swung their way after eking out the double-overtime win in Game 3 and blowing out the Bucks in Game 4, but the odds are still stacked against the Raptors.

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'Fool of low IQ': North Korea roasts Biden after presidential hopeful attacks Kim Jong-un - RT World News
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Biden was declared a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile" lacking human qualities by Pyongyang's state-controlled Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Tuesday. The state news agency further accused Biden of insulting the country's leadership and engaging in an "intolerable and serious politically-motivated provocation" against the North. Despite the borderline admiration Trump has been professing to Kim (angering his opponents and handing ammunition to the likes of Biden), actual progress towards denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula has been stalling for months.

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LOOK: Chinese diplomat tweets Huawei has 'cut APPLE into pieces' using an iPhone
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and Huawei itself greeting everyone on New Year. It's clever but unfortunately, the diplomat made one crucial mistake: the said tweet was posted using the product of the company being made fun of: the iPhone. The Chinese have been naturally supportive of the brand, with some calling for a boycott of Apple.

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6-week-old kitten plucked from storm drain near San Francisco - ABC News
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A 6-week-old kitten was rescued on Tuesday. Heroes from the San Jose Fire Department lifted the grating over the drain as a deputy jumped in to scoop up the cat, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press. A woman in Cupertino, California, heard meowing as she walked by a storm drain, so she peered in and spotted the orange and white calico trapped at the bottom.

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May's final bid to salvage Brexit deal appears doomed
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LONDON, United Kingdom - British Prime Minister Theresa May's final bid to salvage her EU divorce deal appeared doomed as pro-Brexit Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party rejected her attempts at compromise. MPs have already rejected her Brexit deal 3 times. She called them "a new Brexit deal" that Britain must now rally behind.

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The Latest: Police chief says 6 reported dead in Indonesia - Houston Chronicle
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Police chief Tito Karnavian told a news conference authorities are still investigating the causes of death and are not ruling out the involvement of third parties acting as provocateurs. He said the information police obtained showed victims were hit by gunshots or blunt devices. Karnavian said, "This is what we have to make clear, where and why.".

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Tarantino strikes Cannes gold with 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' - Entertainment - The Jakarta Post
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in Hollywood', when it will be released in the US. in Hollywood', which critics at the world's biggest film festival hailed as his best movie in years. The director admitted that 'Cannes changed my life' after he brought his first feature 'Reservoir Dogs' there in 1992.

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Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: Counting of votes on May 23, matching VVPAT slips likely to delay results - Moneycontrol...
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Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections, in which over 8,000 candidates were in the fray for 542 seats, will begin at 8.00 am on May 23 and results are expected only by late evening due to tallying of voter verified paper audit trail slips with EVM count for the first time. This is for the first time in a Lok Sabha election that results of voting machines will be matched with slips generated by paper trail machines. The exercise will take place in five polling stations per assembly segment which effectively means that out of nearly 10.3 lakh polling stations, the EVM-VVPAT matching will take place in 20600 such stations.

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Berks County voters decide to overhaul board of commissioners
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Faced with a crowded primary ballot, Berks County voters decided to overhaul the board of commissioners that has managed the county since 2008 by nominating new leaders to run this fall. County commissioners serve four-year terms and have annual salaries of $90,260. It appears two newcomers to county politics will represent the Democrats.

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New York Assembly passes bill closing 'double jeopardy' loophole - UPI.com
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The Democratically held assembly voted 92-50 in favor of the bill closing a "double jeopardy" loophole some legislators, including the bill's author Sen. Todd Kaminsky, fear could be exploited by President Donald Trump. The bill's assembly sponsor, Democrat Joseph Lentol, said the bill was not just focused on Trump, but will confront any president who believes they "can wash away illegal behavior.". "Double jeopardy exists to prevent someone from being charged twice for the same crime, not to allow them to evade justice altogether," she wrote on Twitter.

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Trump, Democratic leaders meet for Round 2 on infrastructure | Equities.com
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on Wednesday for Round 2 of their infrastructure talks. emerged saying they would return to hear Trump's suggestions on how to pay for infrastructure. have shown little enthusiasm for the price tag, and even less for the idea of raising the federal fuel tax to help pay for upgrading the nation's infrastructure.

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Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks - Middle East Monitor
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Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria's Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said, reports Reuters. Syrian government forces have carried out at least three attacks near a Turkish observation post in the Idlib de-escalation zone, one of 12 posts set up under an agreement between Turkey, Russia and Iran last May. More than 3 million people live in Idlib and surrounding areas, including many who fled government advances in other parts of Syria in recent years.

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Alaska plane crash: Cessna A185F Skywagon crashes in Prince William Sound; all three on board rescued today - CBS News
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All three people on board a plane that crashed in Alaska's Prince William Sound were rescued by good Samaritans, the Coast Guard said Tuesday. The cause of the crash is under investigation, CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA reports. Tuesday's crash is just one day after a plane crash killed two people in Metlakatla Harbor, Alaska.

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Tight security measures ahead of El Ghriba synagogue on Tunisia's island Djerba - Middle East Monitor
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Tunisia's authorities tightened security on Djerba Island, ahead of celebrations at El Ghriba synagogue. Police imposed strict inspection procedures at the entrance to the island and around the synagogue. El Ghriba synagogue is the oldest in Africa, was built 1500 years ago.

Lebanon: Draft law seeks to redress gender imbalance on citizenship - Middle East Monitor
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The Commission prepared the draft law under the presidency's mandate. On Tuesday, the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) handed over to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri a copy of the draft law aimed at amending and adding articles to the Nationality Law, giving the right to the Lebanese woman to transfer her nationality to her children. The statement explained that the bill aims to redress injustices between men and women regarding the right to transfer citizenship to their children if they marry a non-citizen.

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11 Years On, Euro Jet Sees Continued Growth | Business Aviation News: Aviation International News
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European and Asian ground handling provider Euro Jet is celebrating its continued growth this week at EBACE 2019, with the expectation of serving more than 10,000 flights in 2019 throughout its core region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Its flagship hangar location at Prague's Vaclav Havel International Airport has also seen growth, having earned a handling license and hired additional staff. Euro Jet (Booth E61) provides ground handling supervision at more than 200 airports, including coordinating all handling arrangements with the airport authority and local handling company, organizing permits, setting up fuel, fulfilling crew logistics such as hotels and transportation, and assisting with catering.

Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala - San Antonio Express-News
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NEW YORK (AP) - The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and Bob Woodward among others. So Woodward remembered the advice of his old friend Bernstein, who was in the audience at the PEN gala and later joined him at the podium: Turn up in person.

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