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Outspoken Senator Derryn Hinch says Australian officials would be "stupid" to help accused drug mule Cassandra Sainsbury get taxpayers to foot her legal bills. Her fiance Scott Bainbridge said, however, that Sainsbury was working for a cleaning company and had not worked as a personal trainer for the past six months.
  • ROK begins early voting to replace ousted president Park

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    Speculation is swirling over how willing a Moon-led South Korea, where some 30,000 USA military personnel are stationed, will be to go along with what analysts expect to be a Trump-era military buildup including potential US airstrikes against Pyongyang.
  • FCC chairman to unveil action plan for revamping net neutrality

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    Calling them a mistake, he said the commission will vote on May 18 to "return to the light-touch regulatory framework that served our nation so well during the Clinton administration, Bush administration, and the first six years of the Obama administration".
  • Fans continue nightlife banter as Warriors beat Jazz in Utah

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    He scorched the nets for the better part of 48 minutes. The Golden State Warriors went up 3-0 in their second-round series against the Utah Jazz, with a 102-91 victory on Saturday night in Salt Lake City . Curry is alone at No. 8 on the career playoff 3-pointers list (270), surpassing Chauncey Billups. Most 7-footers defensively, their instinct is to start retreating and KD just pulls up for the little jump shot.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Sign Strong Anti-Sanctuary Bill

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Sign Strong Anti-Sanctuary Bill

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    Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoed a similar measure. They noted "strained law enforcement budgets", "critically low jail space", and a distraction from pursuing violent criminals, human traffickers and organized crime. But since Trump's election, advocates say, the climate has shifted. SB4 passed over fierce opposition from Texas Democrats and immigration advocacy groups, who say it will give police power to discriminate against Hispanic residents and ultimately harm the trust between immigrant ...
  • French president-elect Emmanuel Macron hails 'new page of our history'

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    The euro has risen after pro-EU Emmanuel Macron won France's presidential vote by a large margin. "But they didn't know France". "France will need you more than ever in the months ahead". "In the French system, if he doesn't have a majority he'd have only limited power, he'd become a constitutional monarch". So a president who lacks a parliamentary majority is presented with an ideological opponent as his key implementer.
  • Frat, 18 of its members charged in Penn St. student's death

    Frat, 18 of its members charged in Penn St. student's death

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    Piazza , from New Jersey, fell multiple times during a Beta Theta Pi pledge party at the university and died two days after being taken to hospital on 4 February this year. "The grand jury, Parks Miller said, has instructed her office to prepare a report and recommendations to go to the state legislature, Penn State and other entities on how to avoid such tragedy in the future".
  • Moderate Republicans call House vote start, not end of health debate

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    G.O.P. senators have already said they plan to write their own legislation, which means that dozens of vulnerable House members could have just taken a politically risky vote for the White House without any upside. "We have something that I think is going to be one of the very best in the world, and we look forward to it", said President Donald Trump. "The Senate will complete the job".
  • Big Investors Are Urging Trump to Uphold the Paris Climate Accord

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    In recent days European ministers and EU officials have been lobbying senior White House staff after hearing Trump was leaning heavily towards leaving the accord. The Trump administration has already proposed slashing funds for the U.N.'s climate convention, which hosts the negotiations; for the United Nations climate science panel; and for the Green Climate Fund that helps poor countries combat global warming.
  • Ravens' John Harbaugh Defends Orioles In Growing Rivalry With Red Sox

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    Barnes was served a four-game suspension for the act. Sale only received a warning for his throw behind Machado, but one game later, O's starter Kevin Gausman was thrown out after hitting Boston's Xander Bogaerts with a pitch. Barnes' pitch was obviously the one of grave concern. While the National Football League has seen the Chargers and Rams move to the Los Angeles area, and the Raiders prepare to move to Las Vegas, Manfred said he doesn't want to see similar upheaval in baseball.
  • Donald Trump US President's travel ban faces new test

    Donald Trump US President's travel ban faces new test

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    A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit will meet May 15 in Seattle to hear Trump's appeal of the decision blocking the travel ban by a federal judge in Hawaii. Fourteen of the 4th Circuit's judges, nine of whom were appointed by Democratic presidents, will participate in Monday's arguments. Carl Tobias, a University of Richmond law school professor, said while the 4th Circuit has become moderate, it still tends to rule in favor of the government when it's convinced ...
  • Texas Lawmakers Approve Ban on 'Sanctuary Cities'

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    Texas has an estimated 1.5 million undocumented immigrants and the longest border with Mexico of any U.S. state. "Banning sanctuary cities is about stopping officials who have sworn to enforce the law from helping people who commit bad crimes evade immigration detainers", said state Sen.