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Meet Betsy DeVos, the New Education Secretary

We've had lawyers, professors, political operatives, educators and politicians hold the job, many of whom had outstanding post-graduate credentials. Parents wanted greater ability to choose where their children went to school. DeVos also intends to i...

Protesters hold mass rally against Park Geun-hye

Next week, the parliament will kick off the parliamentary investigation of the scandal separately from the prosecutors' probe, starting by questioning the cultural and justice ministries. Her approval rating fell to just 4 percent in a weekly survey ...

Tilda Swinton has the weirdest reason for disliking the Harry Potter series

What really gets drawn into focus here is the effect of time on the Harry Potter franchise. The brilliantly titled Wizardhood , which Stiefler shared on Vimeo on Sunday, incorporates some fairly no-nonsense editing techniques to bring the total ti...

Boost to Modi's demonetisation, BJP wins local body polls in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said BJP's performance in Parliamentary, Assembly and local polls across India over the past few days illustrates that people want all-round progress and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance. "I thank the people...

Conor McGregor On Katie Taylor Professional Debut

And it came after just 58 seconds of the third, with referee Robert Williams stepping in to end the contest. It was a huge pressure week for me and thankfully I produced a good performance last night. Taylor was unable to defend her women's lightweig...

Man Tries To Jump Into Lok Sabha Chamber From Visitors' Gallery

No papers", Mahajan told the protesting members and also reminded them that it was against the rules. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said the prolonged impasse will end only after Prime Minister Narendra Modi throws light on his decision t...

Wenger happy to wait before assessing Arsenal's November

Wenger has refused to throw Xhaka in at the deep end, and he has revealed the midfielder is not playing too much so he can continue to adapt to the English top flight. "That is part of the job", Wenger said. Wenger's reluctance to play Xhaka more o...

Nephew of ex-NBA player Camby found dead on Texas property

Onesimo Lopez, spokesman for the Pearland Police Department". Marcus McGee went missing on Thursday in Pearland, Texas , while he and his family celebrated Thanksgiving at Camby's home. The boy, Lopez said, was visiting Camby from CT. Marcus was...

Trump adviser: He might rethink Israel, Iran plans

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on his election as U.S. president on Wednesday and called him "a true friend of the state of Israel". David Makovsky, a fellow with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, noted th...

Chile vows to strengthen trade with China

Hype about the "win-win" potential of the China-Latin America relationship hit vertiginous levels at the inaugural China-CELAC ministerial forum nearly two years ago. China is pushing the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which some analys...

Skyscanner sold to China's Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

The latest deal, however, is Ctrip's first billion-dollar takeover of an overseas peer, and comes at a time when free-spending Chinese tourists increasingly opt to travel farther afield, such as the to USA and Europe for holidays. Finally, Ameritas I...

Turkey explosion wounds at least 5

The private Dogan news agency says the blast occurred Thursday in the auto park of the office of the governor for Adana. Demirtas said Thursday's blast was "a terrorist attack carried out by a woman". Adana is about 16 km from Incirlik Air Base, ...

Iran Warns Of Retaliation If US 'Breaches' Nuclear Deal With Sanctions

Iran's top leader has warned that renewal of a decades-old sanction on his country will lead to reaction by Tehran. If the sanctions extension goes into effect, Khamenei said , it would represent a "flagrant violation of the nuclear deal" to which...

17 parties demand postponement of Ondo election

He said, "We have taken steps to ensure that the Ondo election is held as scheduled, INEC has no plan to postpone the election this weekend. We are not unaware of the partisan insinuation of bias in the nomination of candidates by one of the politica...

Kanye West hospitalized in Los Angeles

Sources claim that Kanye was taken to hospital on Monday after willingly agreeing to go following the advice of his physician. The Daily Mail reports that West had to be handcuffed to a gurney in transit because he kept resisting being transpor...

House Democratic Leader Pelosi Faces Challenge From Ohio Congressman

In a seven-paragraph letter sent to Democratic House colleagues on Thursday, the Mahoning Valley congressman announced his intention to run in the leadership election November 30. "That was a good move for us to delay the vote and give the caucus tim...

Wall's 23 points, 11 assists lead Wizards over Knicks

By the third quarter, the Wizards stretched their lead to a commanding 27 points with 2:36 left in the quarter following an alley-oop dunk by Markieff Morris as Wall secured his 11th assist of the night. Despite the late fourth quarter charge, Rose ...

Malaysia detains 12 activists ahead of anti-PM rally

Najib said yesterday, according to the official Bernama news agency. A report from a Wall Street Journal suggested that 673 million dollars in his personal bank accounts had been siphoned off from the beleaguered 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (...

Israeli president strengthens academic with India during state visit

And Rivlin's visit completes the protocol requirements for a visit from Israel before Modi travels there. As many as 19 Memorandums Of Understanding (MOUs) were signed on Thursday in fields of technology, agriculture and archaeology between Israel ...

United States agrees to resettle refugees

Trump called for a ban on Muslim immigration during his election campaign, and numerous people detained on Manus and Nauru are reportedly from predominantly Muslim countries including Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. He added that those granted re...

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Sessions ends transgender workplace protections

The government's compelling interest in enforcing these laws should mean the businesses lose their arguments - but the Department of Justice guidance suggests that the interest in...

Trump guts Obamacare's contraceptive mandate

The administration has issued a long-expected revision to Obama-era rules . "With this rule, the Trump administration is taking direct aim at birth control coverage for mor...

United Kingdom leader Theresa May's slogan literally fell apart during her 'disastrous' speech

Britain's under-fire Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a fight for her political life Friday with a growing number of her own MPs said to favor a challenge to her leadersh...

Bangladesh to move 800000 Rohingya into single camp

Up until now they've been living in a range of different refugee camps across southern Bangladesh. They plan to expand an existing camp near the border town of Cox's Bazar so tha...

Shop that sold gun to Las Vegas shooter forced into lockdown

Paddock transferred $100,000 to the Philippines in the days before the shooting, the AP reported. Authorities are grasping to find a motive for Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree and...

United States seeks 'new Israel' in region, Khamenei says of Iraq Kurd referendum

Ayatollah Khamenei further termed the development as an "incident", adding that Iran and Turkey must take any possible measures to confront with the incident. Iraqi Prime Minster H...

No 'terrorism' charges for now in Edmonton attack

Subsequently, a van was stopped at a checkpoint, and the name of the driver appeared to be similar to the name of the registered owner of the auto that hit the officer. In March 2...

Sunny, high near 70 — TODAY'S FORECAST

The overnight low is expected to be near 47. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Tonight: Mostly cle...

In Iraq's tinderbox city, referendum sparks fears of sectarian war

The Trump administration has said it does not recognise the independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdish region - as tensions flare between the regional government and Baghdad. Yild...

Why rockfalls happen in Yosemite

The National Park Service reportedly sent a helicopter to the Higher Cathedral Spire to help rescue the climber. An vast mass of granite plunged from the side of El Capita...

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Twitter Finds More Than 200 Russia Linked Accounts

Twitter Finds More Than 200 Russia Linked Accounts

The three companies are facing intense scrutiny from U.S. House and Senate intelligence panels as investigators focus on social media's role in Russia's efforts to interfere ...

Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

Kent's Henry Bolton becomes latest Ukip leader

She tweeted: "Today: Jihad - 1 Truth - 0". "I read her manifesto on her website". Bolton, an ex-soldier, won 30% of the vote, seeing off Anne Marie Waters's challenge. IT WAS...

Ex-USC assistant charged in corruption probe (Updated with USC statement)

Ex-USC assistant charged in corruption probe (Updated with USC statement)

Evans surrendered to federal marshals early Wednesday on federal corruption charges following an investigation into the criminal influence of money on coaches and players in the NC...

Trump Waives Jones Act Amid Puerto Rico's Food And Water Crisis

Trump Waives Jones Act Amid Puerto Rico's Food And Water Crisis

Defense Department said 80 percent of the island's electricity lines are damaged and almost half its residents are without drinking water. The roughly 100-year-old Jones Act req...

Trump unhappy with top health official over travel

Trump unhappy with top health official over travel

When asked if he would fire the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary over the matter, the Republican president said: "We'll see". The House Oversight and Government Reform c...