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The Huthi rebels' Al Masirah television reported Saturday they had fired eight missiles towards Jizan, a day after Saudi defence forces said they had downed a missile headed for the same area. Saudi state-run tv provided the report early Saturday, saying greater than 50 have been killed. The Iran-backed Houthis confirmed an overnight air strike on Sanaa but gave no details.
  • US, European aviation authorities order inspections after fatal Southwest engine failure

    US, European aviation authorities order inspections after fatal Southwest engine failure

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    In a March 1993 interview with the Navy's All Hands magazine, Shults said, "It would be nice if they would take away the ceilings [women] have over our heads". Airlines told the FAA previous year that because fan blades may have been repaired and moved to other engines, the order would affect far more than 220 CFM56-7Bs, which are made by a partnership of France's Safran SA and General Electric Co.
  • Grassley Pushes Back at McConnell's Effort to Block Mueller Bill

    Grassley Pushes Back at McConnell's Effort to Block Mueller Bill

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    It wouldn't take that many Republican senators to do it, only about 1/3 of them would be enough. Under the bill, if a court determined a special counsel wasn't fired for "good cause", the person would be reinstated. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's already said it will never see the Senate floor , calling the bill unnecessary. "I don't know from where Leader McConnell gets his confidence Trump will not take action to interfere with this investigation", he said.
  • Trump touted hiring Giuliani as 'hiring America's f---ing mayor'

    Trump touted hiring Giuliani as 'hiring America's f---ing mayor'

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    The former NY mayor told The Washington Post on Thursday that he hopes to "negotiate an end" to the investigation into Russian interference in the election "for the good of the country". It was the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen's home and office that led Trump to rethink his position that he'd be happy to sit down for a chitchat with Mueller and his legal team.
  • Countdown to the royal wedding

    Countdown to the royal wedding

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    The 51-year-old window fitter was arrested early last year for allegedly pointing a gun to his girlfriend's head during an argument. Both she and actor Patrick J Adams will be walking away from the show after the episode airs. While everyone knew that the Emanuels were designing Diana's dress when she married Prince Charles in 1981, Meghan's designer is a closely guarded secret.
  • Twitter Reacts as Nadal Thrashes Thiem

    Twitter Reacts as Nadal Thrashes Thiem

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    FORMER world number one Novak Djokovic showed signs of rediscovering his form with a dominant 6-0 6-1 victory over Dusan Lajovic in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday. Goffin, a semifinalist previous year, next plays Grigor Dimitrov after the fourth-seeded Bulgarian beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Later on Friday, second seed Marin Cilic plays Kei Nishikori , while Alex Zverev faces Richard Gasquet , in the other quarter-finals.
  • USA senator, Tammy Duckworth, can feed baby in chamber

    USA senator, Tammy Duckworth, can feed baby in chamber

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    Sen. First of all, congratulations are in order for Duckworth and her husband on the birth of their daughter and second child. Hats are normally not allowed to be worn in the chamber, but "we made an exception ... It's the first Senate rule change since 1977, when service dogs were first allowed on the floor. But the Arkansas Republican acknowledged that some of his colleagues do, "so the cloakroom might be a good compromise".
  • Alabama executes oldest US inmate in modern times

    Alabama executes oldest US inmate in modern times

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    If his execution is carried out, Moody will be the oldest inmate put to death since executions resumed in the U.S.in the 1970s, according to the non-profit Death Penalty Information Center. Moody had mailed two other bombs to the NAACP office in Jacksonville, Florida but they were intercepted and did not explode. "The murder of Judge Vance was unprovoked and inexcusable".
  • US State Department: Russia, Syria try to 'clear out' chemical attack site

    US State Department: Russia, Syria try to 'clear out' chemical attack site

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    The response came after the United States media cited military and administration sources as saying that Mattis had urged Trump to seek Congressional approval before punishing Syria for alleged use of chemical weapons, Xinhua reported. In 2013, the group helped identify and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles - at least the ones the Syrian government admitted to having. The statement appeared to be aimed at bolstering contentions that Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons.
  • Israelis celebrate nation's 70th anniversary

    Israelis celebrate nation's 70th anniversary

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    During the ceremony Netanyahu spoke of the need for Israeli's to make sacrifices to ensure a secure future. An Israeli man said his father fought there during the war. Today, as Israel celebrates what it calls its Independence Day, indigenous Palestinians who survived the ethnic cleansing of 1947-49 and have been forced to live as second-class citizens of Israel or under its military rule, including in East Jerusalem , will hold marches and vigils to mark what they consider to be the ...
  • Vice President Mike Pence makes quick visit to Colorado Springs

    Vice President Mike Pence makes quick visit to Colorado Springs

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    Vice President Mike Pence, attending an worldwide summit on Saturday, said he backs President Trump's assertion earlier in the day that the USA -led airstrikes this weekend in Syria resulted in "mission accomplished". "President Trump knows that a stable and orderly space environment is critical to the strength of our economy and resilience of our national security systems", Pence told a crowd of space and military officials here at the 34th Space Symposium .