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Costume parties, movie marathons and fun runs were among the special events being staged in NY and other cities worldwide on Star Wars Day . The Tories took out an ad in the London Evening News that read, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie".
  • Spicer says Trump stands by Comey

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    Clinton and her supporters maintain it did. "I think I know what you're - where the confusion is, but I think in a classified setting we can straighten it out", Comey added. Comey said he looks forward to telling more of his side of the story as he continues to draw bipartisan criticism. Obviously I would want to do that in close coordination with the department.
  • Trump's top deputies defend budget deal

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    If a plan passes the House, it is expected to face a tough fight in the Senate, where Republicans have a narrower majority and where some party senators have expressed misgivings about the House bill. Ryan told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that the most important win for Republicans was breaking loose from former President Barack Obama's edict that increases in defense spending be matched with equal hikes for nondefense programs.
  • Iraq gains foothold in northwest Mosul after surprise push

    Iraq gains foothold in northwest Mosul after surprise push

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    USA led coalition forces is providing air and ground support to the Iraqi forces for the offensive in the country's largest northern city, fell to Islamic State in June 2014. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, a spokesman for the joint operations command, told Reuters the militants "didn't have time to make barriers, the advance since yesterday has been good".
  • Japan, ASEAN countries mull ways to counter financial crises

    Japan, ASEAN countries mull ways to counter financial crises

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    President Donald Trump previous year and regional tensions stemming from North Korea's nuclear and missile development are casting a pall on the world's second- and third-largest economies. "There is a need for greater focus on climate resilient agriculture, better farm production technologies, improved value chain management and creation of better marketing infrastructure for the farm produce".
  • WH: Senate Will Keep 'Principles and Main Pillars' of AHCA

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    Mike Coffman, who sits in a district Clinton won, said in a statement explaining his decision. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Planned Parenthood is running television advertisements in those states. Also read: Say what? This is possible only if states apply for a federal waiver to allow it.
  • German parliament approves partial ban on full-face veil

    German parliament approves partial ban on full-face veil

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    The ban does make exceptions for military personnel and public servants wearing a full-face veil for safety purposes. She is bidding for her fourth term as Chancellor, battling a rise in support for the anti-immigration AfD, which has blamed her decision to open Germany's borders to refugees in 2015 for a series of Isis-inspired terror attacks.
  • English losing importance in Europe: EU chief

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    Yet just a day after Mr Tusk's slap-down, Mr Juncker was at it again, with a swipe at the English language during a conference in Italy . Despite his preference to speak in French on Friday, it's likely it'll take more than Brexit for English, the most widely spoken language in the European Union, to lose its importance.
  • Accident involving Chicago bus leaves 4 dead

    Accident involving Chicago bus leaves 4 dead

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    Cellphone video showed the horrific aftermath of the crash, and eyewitnesses described a chaotic scene where bystanders were trying to save those victims pinned in the auto. Details on their ages or identities were not immediately available. One person was taken in fair condition to Rush University Medical Center, fire officials said, and three patients from the bus were taken to St.
  • Trump Praises Aussie Medicare After Repealing Obamacare

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    President Trump with Tom Price and Mike Pence in the Oval Office on March 24, 2017. The president shocked and astonished citizens after he drew a comparison praising Australia during his meeting with Malcolm Turnbull, the nation's prime minister, only hours following the repeal of portions of Obamacare .
  • Alligator bites girl in shallow lake waters at Florida park

    Alligator bites girl in shallow lake waters at Florida park

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    She was in about two-feet-deep water in one of the lakes when the attack happened and her horrified family was close by. The girl was bitten on her knee and calf by a 9-foot alligator and was taken to a nearby children's hospital. Officials will meet with FWC after a review of the area is conducted. The park is located near Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane. The swimming area was evacuated, and the gator was captured and euthanized.