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GOP lawmakers revive bill to appoint state schools chief

Monday's 21-10 vote leaves the measure just a final, largely ceremonial vote away from going to the House. Committee Democrats argued the amendment did not change the substance of the bill enough to allow a vote based on Senate rules. The director of the Fair Housing Commission would serve at the pleasure of the governor under the bill, which also states that the commission "may" fix the compensation, duties, authority and responsibilities of the director. Read More

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Severe storms bring golf ball-sized hail to Texas

Severe storms bring golf ball-sized hail to Texas

This storm is producing 60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter size hail. In addition to the severe storms, meteorologists say there is a chance for damaging hail up to 2 inches in diameter and heavy rainfall. Weather service forecasters also say people should learn to look for signs of a tornado, such as rapidly darkening skies, strong winds and the sound of a freight train. Read More

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South Korea: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ex-President

Legal sources say we'll know within the next couple of days, perhaps even on this Monday, whether prosecutors will seek an arrest warrant for Park Geun-hye, who was questioned for 14 hours last week. Seventeen days after being forced from office when a court confirmed her impeachment, she now faces as many as 13 separate criminal charges, including coercion and abuse of power. Read More

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Chuck Berry: Musicians and fans mourn the founder of rock and roll

Chuck Berry: Musicians and fans mourn the founder of rock and roll

The department said it responded to a medical emergency and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. Robert Zemeckis realised that if they wanted to represent convincingly the moment in which rock'n'roll guitar-playing was born, one song fitted the bill above all others - Berry's signature tune Johnny B Goode , performed by Fox complete with the guitarist's trademark "duck walk". Read More

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World Cup Qualifier UEFA

Dutch newspapers pronounced the defeat a "debacle" for which coach Blind could be axed. KNVB director Jean Paul Decossaux said in a statement that Blind was removed because of poor results under his leadership. "But the first half was such a deplorable level". The gamble to cap the teenager may have backfired but the federation backed Blind on this decision. Read More

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Israeli settlements: 2016 marks 'second highest construction starts in past 15 years'

Israeli settlements: 2016 marks 'second highest construction starts in past 15 years'

United States and Israeli officials said that Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative on peace negotiations, made clear during the talks, which built on another round of meetings in the Middle East earlier in the month, that the President wants Israel to slow settlement construction and doesn't want such activity to jeopardize efforts to restart the peace process. Read More

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Top UK banks accused of being involved in money-laundering scam

Top UK banks accused of being involved in money-laundering scam

The flows are tied to a network dubbed the Global Laundromat , the subject of a 2014 report by the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project, an investigative journalism group that provided some of the documents, the Guardian said. Standard Chartered said it's committed to preventing fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing. A Barclays spokesman said: " Barclays complies with the rules and regulations in all the jurisdictions in which it operates and has systems and ... Read More

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RIP Omsin, The Coin-Eating Turtle

RIP Omsin, The Coin-Eating Turtle

Omsin resided in a public pond in Chonburi province, about 110 miles southeast of Bangkok . Over time, the weight of the coins developed a crack on her shell. Earlier in March, a team of Thai veterinary surgeons at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University successfully removed a total of 915 coins weighing five kgms from the turtle's stomach, the world's first such surgery. Read More

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One dead after planes collide in mid-air

One dead after planes collide in mid-air

Witnesses described hearing a loud bang. According to aviation expert Keith Mackey, a number of things could have caused the crash, including glare from the sun, a possible mechanical issue or the experience level of the pilots. The two planes were heading for Saint-Hubert airport - where the Cargair flight school is also based - less than 400 meters as the crow flies from the shopping centre. Read More

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"Now is not the time", British PM blocks second Scottish independence vote

Britain is due to begin the two-year exit process from the 28-nation European Union by the end of this month. In a speech at the Festival Of Ideas in Kirkcaldy, Fife, against the backdrop of a constitutional stand-off between the United Kingdom and Scottish governments, he will also propose the Bank of England becomes a Bank of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland "to reinforce the fact that the pound is for everyone". Read More

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Trump to host China President at his Florida resort

Economic and security issues between the two countries originally were brought up when Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi visited with Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month. Trump highlighted North Korea in recent weeks as one of the USA biggest security threats. Shortly after the election, Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan in a move that appeared to question the United States' long-standing " One China " policy that recognizes only the Beijing regime as the ... Read More

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Kentucky overpowers Arkansas for third SEC tournament title in a row

Kentucky overpowers Arkansas for third SEC tournament title in a row

It is the second trip to the NCAAs in three seasons for Arkansas , and it is the second trip in Mike Anderson's six seasons as head coach. Calipari said he didn't see it, but will address it with Monk. So, I think it's just a combination of guys getting comfortable in what we're doing and trusting one another. Saturday was the first time Alabama has allowed an opponent to score more than 60 points in the last eight games. Read More

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Ciara Involved in Car Accident

Ciara Involved in Car Accident

According to TMZ , Ciara was spotted "clutching her chest and shoulder, but walking around and talking on her phone". Ciara announced she and her husband Russell were expecting their first child together in October. On Friday at 11:52 in the morning, a recent photo of him, his pregnant wife, and her son Future was posted to the football player's Twitter account. Read More

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US, Russia Counter Erdogan in Syria as Fight Scrambles Allies

Hulusi Akar, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian General Staff, took place in the Turkish coastal city of Antalya. The statement did not say when the meeting was held. Russian Federation launched an operation against militants of the Islamic State group (outlawed in Russia) in September 2015. Read More

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