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Detective Sgt. Brian Nisbet of the New York State Park Police said that when Jones survived the daring feat, he became the first person to ever survive an unprotected plunge over Niagara Falls . "I ask that no one ever try such a awful stunt again", he added. Kirk Jones tried the stunt again on April 19 - this time in a 10-foot inflatable ball - but was killed the second time around.
  • Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years

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    Israel pushed forward with the plans as it also marked 50 years since the Six-Day War, fought from June 5-10, 1967 and which began its continuing occupation of the West Bank . And when we talk about Jerusalem's importance for the Jewish people, where are we talking about? The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) published a classified ad on its website today offering a project management position located in "Jerusalem, the State of Palestine".
  • Kremlin critic Navalny detained as supporters protest across Russian Federation

    Kremlin critic Navalny detained as supporters protest across Russian Federation

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    Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who organised the protest, was detained near the entrance to his home earlier on Monday as he was heading to the protest venue. Navalny announced the change less than 24 hours before the planned anticorruption protests across the country on the Russia Day holiday. On everyone's lips is the huge protest on Monday to demand an inquiry into corruption at the highest echelons of power.
  • Puerto Rican vote shows overwhelming support for USA statehood

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    Many groups who support the status quo urged a boycott of the vote, while others just didn't turn up because it was a non-binding referendum . He argues that statehood would help Puerto Rico in its attempt to face down its debt crisis. In 1992 nearly 2 million Puerto Ricans voted. About 5.4 million Puerto Ricans live on the US mainland, a number that is growing because of an exodus of people who can not find jobs or continue school on the depressed island.
  • USA white phosphorus attack on Raqqa kills tens of civilians

    USA white phosphorus attack on Raqqa kills tens of civilians

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    Colonel General Sergei Surovikin , the commander of Russian forces in Syria, said earlier this month that ISIS has made a deal with the Kurdish forces to leave two villages southwest of Raqqa and move toward Palmyra. He urged all parties to give safe passage to those who want to leave. The activist collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said that in addition to the airstrikes the city was subjected to artillery and missile attacks.
  • "We are not ready to surrender", Qatar's foreign minister says

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    Saudi Arabia earlier issued a list of demands to Qatar, including severing ties with Iran and expelling leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. "We have been isolated because we are successful and progressive..." Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah has said that he has initiated mediation efforts to seek a solution to the regional crisis but the minister said that his country had not yet received any request.
  • Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

    Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

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    NSA leaker Reality Winner will plead not guilty to charges she leaked classified information to a reporter, her lawyer told NPR Wednesday . Victor is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet", according to a federal complaint.
  • UK PM ready to curb rights in terror fight

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    With Britain still reeling from two attacks in London and one in Manchester , May seemed determined to show voters she will respond to the terror threat if she wins the election Thursday, Xinhua reported. "We have to protect our basic freedoms, our basic democracy and our human rights", he said. "And responsibility for that lies squarely with Theresa May and her dereliction of duty".
  • London Bridge terror: Police respond to THIRD incident at Vauxhall

    London Bridge terror: Police respond to THIRD incident at Vauxhall

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    Another security official said British police were leading on the incident.British police said more than one person had been killed at London Bridge in first of multiple incidents in central London on Saturday night. He told Sky News: "It was about 10.15pm I was in the back of an Uber cab driving over London Bridge.there was somebody down on the pavement with a small crowd around them clearly very concerned.
  • Francis student headed to National Spelling Bee finals

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    This years event features the youngest competitor to ever qualify for the event, Edith Fuller of Tulsa, Okla., who is 6 and did not make the finals though she correctly spelled her two words on stage. His parents - Siva Rajamanickam and Sridevi Kumaravelu - said they were excited for their son to face the best in the country, particularly because he is relatively new to competitive spelling.
  • China Will Continue with Climate Pact Even If US Pulls out

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    The "Paris accord" to reduce carbon emissions, was agreed in the 2015 , and signed by almost 200 countries. Trump has previously called global warming a hoax and during the presidential race warned he would defund any United Nations programs related to climate change .
  • James Comey to testify in Senate hearing on Russian Federation

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    The spy agency subpoenas were not mentioned in a bipartisan announcement on Wednesday that the panel approved subpoenas for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , and Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , in connection with the Russian Federation probe.
  • Philippines says 8 foreign fighters killed in southern siege

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    The government said 21 soldiers were already killed in days of action while 72 others were wounded while 89 members of Abu Sayyaf and Maute were also killed. "We want to live another day, we want to live another month", Fr Suganob said, standing in front of debris and partially burned buildings. Troops engaged rebel snipers, as helicopters circled, identifying targets.The military said rebels were using women and children as human shields.
  • Trump Signs Waiver to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv

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    He has approved a waiver to defer relocating the embassy, as his predecessors have done every six months since 1995. Palestinians claim the city's east and have warned against a United States move. "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration", he said after Trump's announcement. Palestinian leaders cheered the move and said it improved the atmosphere for future negotiations by demonstrating Trump's seriousness about the process.
  • Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

    Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

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    Merkel said Sunday that the European Union is faced with an alliance in West divided by presidency of Donald Trump in the U.S. and Britain's decision to leave the European Union, adding that a recent summit of seven wealthy nations, known as G7, in Belgium, proved that EU's intimate bonds with the two countries were no longer tenable.
  • Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

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    Following a 10-day global trip that included a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump returned to Washington on Saturday amid swirling controversies centering on numerous fronts. Trump, who had been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favorite past-time with fury on Sunday, dismissing allegations of Russian Federation ties as "fake news" and "fabricated lies".
  • MS lawmaker: Louisiana leadership 'should be lynched' for monument removals

    MS lawmaker: Louisiana leadership 'should be lynched' for monument removals

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    Gray says calling for a lynching "is inciting the murder of American citizens, and that's a crime that ought to be prosecuted". The New Orleans statue removal has been a topic filled with controversy. "America was the place where almost 4,000 of our fellow citizens were lynched". Supporters say removing the monuments is akin to erasing history. Then Gov.
  • SNP ready to join forces with Corbyn against May: Sturgeon

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    The Scottish First Minister and SNP leader said that she did not think Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn was "credible as an alternative prime minister". "There is a role for Government to help people and build up organisations in society to promote and defend Britain's pluralistic values, and stand up to the extremists who want to undermine our values and impose their twisted beliefs onto the rest of us".
  • Time to show honor respect

    Time to show honor respect

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    Those are Words we can live by. Since Civil War times, our country has set aside a time in the late spring to honor fearless men and women who have fought and died to protect our American freedoms and rights. But we do encourage people to pause to remember the 1.3 million service members who died in wars during United Sates history, beginning with the 4,435 people who laid down their lives during the Revolutionary War to give us our freedom.