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That means that under the present tax rate of 8 percent where I live, 8 cents of every dollar paid for a gasoline should go toward repairing the roads. The gas tax bill is now all but a done deal, as it heads to the governor's desk. "Fixing the roads will not get cheaper by waiting, or ignoring the problem", he said .
  • Moscow, Tehran Say 'US Aggression' Against Sovereign Syria 'Inadmissible'

    Moscow, Tehran Say 'US Aggression' Against Sovereign Syria 'Inadmissible'

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    H.R. McMaster called on Russia to question its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying it's time for Russian leadership "to re-evaluate what are they doing in the Middle East". Reuters also quoted a Pentagon official as saying the attack is a one-time action, and the United States has no plans to launch further attacks. Putin said Thursday that groundless accusations in the chemical weapons incident in Syria's Idlib were unacceptable before the investigation into the matter had ...
  • Korean race wins party nomination

    Korean race wins party nomination

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    Although a multi-cornered fight is expected, pundits say it will most likely come down to liberal candidate Mr Moon and former software tycoon Ahn Cheol Soo, whose candidacy for the centrist opposition People's Party is due to be revealed today.
  • Suspect in Sweden terror attack pleads guilty

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    However, unlike similar vehicle attacks in Berlin, Nice, and London however, IS has not claimed the incident. "We need to detain people when there is a risk they will go underground, and there appear to be around 10,000 to 15,000 cases", Akesson said.
  • Venezuela opposition march over Henrique Capriles ban

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    On Friday, two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was barred from running for public office for 15 years amid an intense campaign waged by the government tying him to the protest movement that has grown into the most combative since a wave of unrest in 2014.
  • U.S. Air Force deploys nuke-sniffer jet to Japan

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    However, a senior Japan Self-Defense Forces official confirmed the aircraft's arrival, according to a report Wednesday by Japan's Nikkei newspaper. According to Cenciotti , the Air Force's two WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft are Boeing C-135 transport and support planes derivatives belonging to the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron from Offutt Air Force Base, with mission crews staffed by Detachment 1 from the Air Force Technical Applications Center.
  • Canada moves to legalise recreational pot

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    Attempting to grow, procure, or use marijuana outside the legal framework will be a serious punishable offence, the government said. Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada voted a year ago to approve recreational use, joining Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
  • North Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder

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    Officials also looked at the notion of accepting North Korea as a nuclear state, the report said. In the end, however, they settled on a policy that appears to represent continuity. China is faces increasing pressure from the USA to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. They pointed to a recent editorial in a state-run Chinese newspaper advocating tighter restrictions on selling oil to North Korea.
  • India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties

    India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties

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    Welcoming Turnbull on his first visit to India , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the passage of Australian legislation meant the country was now able to export uranium to India. India and Australia have reaffirmed their commitment to a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific, based on mutual respect and cooperation. Wrapping up his four day visit, Turnbull said India, which is evolving as an economic superpower, is now enormously important in the region.