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Russian President Vladimir Putin also commented on the tensions between Washington and Moscow on Wednesday. He called President Assad a butcher and declared that it was now time to end the Syrian civil war. He said that the most likely explanation for the April 4 incident was either that a Syrian airstrike hit a chemical weapons depot of the Western-backed Islamist "rebels", or that the incident was staged to create a pretext for attack.
  • Rajon Rondo fined $25000 for trying to trip Jae Crowder

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    Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ahead. The attempted trip caught the eye of the National Basketball Association and after an investigation over the weekend, the league announced Rondo will be fined $25,000 for the incident.
  • Remake of Classic 'Your Brain on Drugs' Ad Slams Disastrous Drug War

    Remake of Classic 'Your Brain on Drugs' Ad Slams Disastrous Drug War

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    The 37-year-old asks the audience to "imagine it's you", as she runs through the animated scenarios for the brown egg. In the ad, Cook first holds up a white egg. "Ryan at Motiv came up with the original egg concept and after the Drug Policy Alliance signed on, we further developed the spot", said Howard Bowler, creative director, Green Point Creative .
  • US President Donald Trump will be insistent on funding Mexico border wall

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    President Donald Trump's Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly admitted during a Sunday interview that while the administration is fighting hard for a southern border wall with Mexico, it has no plan to deal with "homegrown" domestic terrorists - who are responsible for the majority of US terror attacks.
  • Senate majority leader: Canada doesn't grasp urgency of milk crisis

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    In fact, they have imposed additional duties and import taxes on ultra-filtered milk, which is a protein-rich concentrate useful for preparation of cheese. Since the trade agreement was ratified in 1994, dairy farmers in the USA and elsewhere have developed a syrupy, processed high-protein product that could be used in cheese.
  • Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

    Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

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    But after earning their first victory in the series, the Celtics understand they will have to keep pushing in order to get their second. "We're going to have to play with great objective, be intentional about the way we approach (Sunday's game)".
  • DoJ threatens fund cut off to sanctuary cities

    DoJ threatens fund cut off to sanctuary cities

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    Cook County, Illinois also received a warning, even though it did not get money from the Justice Department previous year. The Justice Department sent a letter to a number of cities and states - including California - that demands they provide legal justification for non-cooperation by June 30 or risk the loss of federal funding.
  • French citizens in Montreal express mixed reactions to early election results

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    Polls have suggested far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's voters were especially motivated to cast ballots, while supporters of other candidates were less convinced. She has attempted to soften the party's tone and brought big gains in the 2015 regional elections. Political insiders within both camps are confident that Ms Le Pen and Mr Macron have got through to the next round.
  • Rescued teen back home in Tennessee, reunited with family

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    Invesitgators zeroed in on their location Wednesday night in a remote Cecilville, Calif. cabin, almost 2,500 miles away, when a tipster contacted authorities. Authorities made their way to the area where they found Thomas and arrested Cummins. "I was taken aback by who she really is", Whatley said. "She's a young girl that's with a grown man", Gwyn said.
  • Thousands of Californians join March for Science

    Thousands of Californians join March for Science

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    Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who exposed the risky lead levels in the drinking water and children's blood in Flint, Michigan, planned to march in Washington and speak to the crowd. Here are the highlights from marches and Earth Day events around the globe. "Me neither. Thanks Science!" and a protester in Bonn, Germany, had a sign reading "Homeopathy is curable".
  • UC Berkeley Reinvites Ann Coulter To Speak On Campus

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    Officials at U.C. Berkeley , who abruptly canceled her planned April 27 speech on Wednesday citing security concerns, reversed course on Thursday and rescheduled the event for May 2. During a fox news interview, coulter stated, "What are they going to do?" In a letter by university officials sent to the Berkeley College Republicans on Tuesday, the officials and campus police determined they couldn't guarantee the safety of Coulter, audience members or protesters, according to the New ...