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Favored Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

TwinSpires, the country's leading online and mobile betting platform and the official betting partner of the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders' Cup World Championships, recorded $32.8 million in handle on Churchill Downs races for the Kentucky Derby Day program, an increase of 22% over the prior year. [Full Article...]

White House Claims Trump Travel Ban Not Targeting Muslims

Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall squared off against ACLU immigration attorney Omar Jadwat on the first-ever live broadcast of the 4th Circuit Court on C-SPAN. 'The courts have spoken, time and time again: the reviseexecutive order is just as discriminatory and harmful as the first, Heller said. "Candidates talk about things on the campaign trail all the time", Wall said. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan President Bumps Up Minimum Wage Amid Weeks Of Public Upheaval

Borges says that "what the Venezuelan people want isn't to change the constitution but to change Maduro through voting". National Assembly President Julio Borges calls the move a "giant fraud" and "trap" by Maduro and his allies to remain in power at any cost, denying Venezuelans the right to express their views at the ballot box. [Full Article...]

Spokesman: Iraqi forces launch new push in Mosul's west

Spokesman: Iraqi forces launch new push in Mosul's west The Bush administration negotiated the 2011 withdrawal of United States forces from Iraq, but the Obama administration failed to reach an agreement with the Iraqis to provide USA forces with protections to stay beyond that date. As Iraqi forces continue to make slow progress in the fight against IS in the city, clawing back territory house by house and block by block, food supplies are running dan... [Full Article...]

Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare'

Senate Dems ask GOP to drop their plan to repeal 'Obamacare' More and more doctors are refusing to even accept people with Medicaid. Sen. Susan Collins, for example. The bill will now be discussed in the Senate. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. First, they want you to think that this bill doesn't amount to anything - that it's not a victory for Trump , will never become law, and has been completely disregarded by the Se... [Full Article...]

Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

The Kushner family are in China raising funds for their Kushner 1 ( One Journal Square ) project in New Jersey with the help of Qiaowai, a Chinese company which connects U.S. Funding for the investor visa program remains intact but congressional critics have attacked it in the past as rife with fraud, with investment money supposedly targeted at improving life in impoverished communities ending ... [Full Article...]

University employee becomes fourth American citizen now detained in North Korea

University employee becomes fourth American citizen now detained in North Korea Kim Hak Song was arrested Saturday "on suspicion of his hostile acts against [the state]", North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA reported Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump warned he fears a "major conflict" with North Korea, given that Kim Jong-un chooses to ignoring global sanctions and continues testing out ballistic missiles. [Full Article...]

Erdogan threatens more strikes on Syrian Kurds

Just before the troop location, the agency said, Turkish officials announced the completion of a phase of Turkey's cross-border operation of Euphrates Shield in Syria, adding that the force may be used against Syrian Kurdish militants "if needed". [Full Article...]

Kabul envoy slams Pakistani media's reaction to clash

The cross-border Afghan fire killed at least 12 Pakistanis and wounded more than 40 others, including civilians and security forces, provoking Pakistan's retaliation, Anjum noted. "The Afghan border forces have been creating hurdles in conduct of census in divided villages of Killi Luqman and Killi Jehangir area in Chaman", the statement alleged. [Full Article...]

Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force

Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force But there are also worrisome flaws that could doom the deal to the same fate as its predecessors. An worldwide team set up to apportion blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria has started investigating the deadly April 4 sarin gas attack in Idlib province. [Full Article...]

South Korea's New President Could Make Life Harder for Donald Trump

South Korea's New President Could Make Life Harder for Donald Trump Under Moon, South Korea is expected to reach out to North Korea, but analysts warn not to expect immediate talks. South Korea's rapid growth from the 1970s to 1990s pulled a war-ravaged nation out of poverty but slowed as the economy matured, and unemployment among under-30s is now at a record 10 percent. [Full Article...]

Trump administration delays Paris climate agreement decision

Tiffany & Co.'s message to the Donald Trump arrives as the president considers whether or not to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement-the first global, legally-binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the dangers of climate change worldwide. [Full Article...]

New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

A longtime senior Hamas official was elected Saturday to replace the Palestinian militant group's outgoing head, Khaled Meshaal, an official in Meshaal's office told CNN . Mkhaimar Abusada, a professor of political science at Gaza's al-Azhar University, said Haniyeh was a natural successor to Mashaal and represented "a continuation for the moderate line in Hamas". [Full Article...]

Death penalty for gang rape perpetrators

Death penalty for gang rape perpetrators She was thrown out of the bus -so grievously injured that her insides were spilling out - along with her male friend near the airport. I'm very happy with the judgement, he said. The Supreme Court said the 23-year-old woman had suffered a "devastating hour of darkness" as it rejected an appeal against the death penalty, which was handed down in 2013. [Full Article...]

Highlights of the latest hearing on Russian election meddling

Durbin says he's concerned that it took Trump 18 days to get rid of Flynn, despite having more information about his background. Despite the warning, President Trump selected Flynn as national security advisor. Trump said that when Flynn previously went to Russian Federation, "he was on the Obama clearance". Trump has repeatedly branded the issue of Russian interference "fake news" despite ... [Full Article...]

Europe's ATR signs provisional order for $1.3 bln IndiGo plane deal

Europe's ATR signs provisional order for $1.3 bln IndiGo plane deal India's Regional Connectivity Scheme, also known as UDAN, aims to connect underserved areas with regular, subsidised flights. The drop in profit was mainly on account of increased fuel cost which rose 71% from Rs 1,023.6 crore in Q4 2015-16 to Rs 1,750.5 crore in the same quarter in FY 17. [Full Article...]

Spirit Airlines obtains court order against pilots, moves to restore full operations

Spirit Airlines obtains court order against pilots, moves to restore full operations By late Tuesday afternoon there were still lines of frustrated passengers at the airport, scene of a brawl the night before involving passengers and police. The chaos erupted among passengers irate over a series of mass flight cancellations by Spirit Airlines. Earlier, a U.S. District Court judge in Fort Lauderdale granted Spirit's request for a temporary restraining order to prevent further wor... [Full Article...]

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk

White House was warned Trump aide Flynn a blackmail risk The intense scrutiny following every word of the testimony from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates as she outlined the steps she took to warn the White House about then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . Yates said Trump's travel ban, which targeted several Muslim-majority counties, was "unlawful", and added, "All arguments have to be based on truth". [Full Article...]

Fabregas breaks Premier League assist record as Chelsea close in on title

Fabregas breaks Premier League assist record as Chelsea close in on title But for sure today we did a big step. "Now, we have taken another step to the title". If his side can clinch the three points they need at West Brom on Friday it will be one heck of a party but with Chelsea able to reach 93 points with three wins to end the season, it's unlikely Conte will let his side relax too much. [Full Article...]

North Korea's missile test fails

USA and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, appeared to have failed, in what would be a fourth successive unsuccessful missile test since March. mainland". In a show of force, the U.S. is sending the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to waters off the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a nuclear submarine tha... [Full Article...]


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