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In addition to the two policy changes, the order will also provide a blanket statement that "it is the policy of the administration to protect and vigorously promote religious liberty". GJELTEN: Trump's actual order, however, only directed the Justice Department to, quote, "issue guidance interpreting religious liberty protections in federal law".
  • North Korea: Ballistic missile explodes seconds after lift off

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    Separately, Trump's national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, said North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the global community". China's foreign ministry has yet to confirm these remarks, although Beijing remains committed to employing sanctions imposed under U.N. Security Council resolutions.
  • Led coalition patrols Turkey-Syria border

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    A convoy of Turkish military vehicles has relocated to a base near the Syrian border as tensions with US -backed Kurdish militants escalate. "We will bring this up when we meet Mr President on May 16", said Erdogan. force in an attempt to shape the fight. Until nowm the dispute has held up any joint US-Turkish operation to seize Raqqa and Mr Erdogan is clearly hoping for a breakthrough at his meeting with Mr Trump.
  • Hamas elects Haniya as new chief of Islamic movement

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    Hamas last week unveiled a policy document charting out a new political manifesto; ceasing to call for the destruction of Israel . In its founding charter , Hamas called for setting up an Islamic state in historic Palestine , or the territory between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, which also includes Israel.
  • ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges

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    This even as four ASEAN members- Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines- are among parties in the six-way dispute, where China and Taiwan contend for their respective claims. Duterte disregarded the ruling himself, only stating that there are "concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments in the area". The Hague ruling, in a case brought by the Philippines in 2013, angered China because it invalidated China's claim of sovereignty over nearly the entire South China Sea.
  • Food directors: School lunches to maintain flavor after USDA change

    Food directors: School lunches to maintain flavor after USDA change

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    But now, the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue , is said to be rolling back these mandatory policies and giving schools "regulatory flexibility" regarding the National School Lunch Program. Health advocates who worked closely with the Obama administration on nutrition issues criticized the two moves, saying that the Trump administration is messing with rules that are popular with the public.
  • Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction vacated following his death

    Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction vacated following his death

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    Early Tuesday morning, Hernandez's case went before a MA court and his team team argued that their client's original conviction can not stand because he had not exhausted all of his appeals before the time of his death. (6) During her testimony, Hernandez's girlfriend said that Hernandez asked her to get rid of a box in the trash, but that she never looked at its contents before throwing it away.
  • US troops killed in anti-ISIS operation in Afghanistan

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    Nicholson, Commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. The Taliban statement said they would focus on state-building and "establishing mechanisms for social justice and development" in the areas under their control. Achin District is the primary base of operations for ISIS in Afghanistan and has been the site of multiple joint US-Afghan counterterrorism missions.
  • In Venezuela, mass protests women

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    Expressing deep concern "about the Maduro government's violent crackdown on protestors", the USA ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said in a statement that Maduro's "disregard for the fundamental rights of his own people has heightened the political and economic crisis in the country".
  • Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader 'open to coalition deal'

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    Following yesterday's council elections in North Ayrshire SNP Group Leader Marie Burns said: "We're pleased to get a strong showing for the SNP, with 11 of our candidates returned, and winning the popular vote". This side of the border, it emerged the Scottish Greens will be fielding fewer than 10 candidates. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has played down the threat from the ruling Conservatives in Scotland a day after Prime Minister Theresa May's party made big gains in local ...
  • People Who Actually Wore Comme des Garçons to the Met Gala

    People Who Actually Wore Comme des Garçons to the Met Gala

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    The event is co-chaired by the fabulous Anna Wintour , editor-in-chief of Vogue . "Art of the In-Between" was one of the most hyped Met Gala's in recent memory. For more Met Gala looks, check out Billboard's gallery of the night here. The red carpet showcased not just some great style moments but also s0me adorable couples, and Chrissy Teigen and John Legend and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were everyone's relationship goals as usual.
  • North Korea escalation, South China Sea dominate ASEAN meeting in Manila

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    This was according to the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after he told the media that he welcomes joint military exercise with President Xi Jinping. China can execute their military exercises in Philippines. Two Asean diplomatic sources earlier on Saturday told Reuters that Chinese embassy representatives in Manila had sought to influence the content of the communique.