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American officials believe the mid-week chemical attack which targeted many civilians was launched by a Syrian government aircraft, using a nerve agent, possibly sarin. "It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons". Faisal Alazem, a spokesman for the Syrian Canadian Council, said Thursday's missile strike was long overdue in light of the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Syrian regime.
  • Senator criticizes House speaker on health care

    Senator criticizes House speaker on health care

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    And if the Freedom Caucus and Louie Gohmert killed that BILL.THEN THANK YOU. In the end, about a dozen mainstream Republicans and the majority of the Freedom Caucus said they wouldn't back the bill. Later in the day, Rep. Raul Labrador reminded President Trump of the support the Freedom Caucus lended during hard times in a tweet . But all the high-powered courting wasn't enough.
  • Oil climbs as Libyan pipeline disruption eases crude oversupply

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    West Texas Intermediate for May delivery advanced 84 cents to settle at $US50.35 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The global benchmark crude climbed 58 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $51.33 on Tuesday. This compared to a 0.6 million barrel weekly increase registered the previous week and a 2.5 million barrel weekly increase which had been projected by the American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday.
  • Anger as Venezuela's top court takes over functions of congress

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    His remarks follow a decision by the Supreme Court to take over legislative powers from the National Assembly for being in contempt of court. The main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), won a landslide in legislative elections in December 2015 with a promise to oust Maduro.
  • Gas tax would help fund California road plan

    Gas tax would help fund California road plan

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    The debate about how to fix California's grumbling roads is heating up after Gov. Sources tell Capital Public Radio the package includes gas and diesel tax increases and a new vehicle fee. "Let's be clear - our roads suck", said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who represents blue-collar suburbs south of Los Angeles at a news conference announcing the deal.
  • Brexit: Britain strikes historic blow to EU, starts divorce process

    Brexit: Britain strikes historic blow to EU, starts divorce process

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    Some time after 12.30pm, Mrs May will inform MPs that Brexit is being triggered and in Brussels, British ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow will deliver the document to European Council president Donald Tusk. Negotiations were about "damage control", he said. As with many divorces, negotiations could rapidly turn nasty over money. "That will be the first bone of contention", said Anand Menon, European politics professor at King's College London , warning that discussions over the money may ...
  • New Zealand on brink of World Cup playoffs after Fiji win

    New Zealand on brink of World Cup playoffs after Fiji win

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    This is the strongest team that Coach Anthony Hudson was able to name, including three Māori players Alex Rufer, who is the son of Ngāti Porou All White Shane Rufer, Tamati Williams and Clayton Lewis from Auckland FC. Fiji coach Christophe Gamel speaks to media following their World Cup Qualification match against New Zealand in Wellington. Comments: Gamel said he was disappointed as Fiji lacked pride in the game.
  • Oil Price Rally Continues Despite Persisting US Supply Glut

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    The increase was slightly below consensus estimates of 1.2 million barrels and below the API estimate of 1.9 million. The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data recorded a build in inventories of 0.87 million barrels for the week ending March 24th following a build of 4.95 million barrels the previous week.
  • Comcast to Offer Streaming TV Starting at $15 a Month

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    The service will offer a "skinny" channel line-up, with pricing starting at $15/month, according to the Reuters report. The service will comprise of key broadcast networks and will give subscribers the option to include sports channels like ESPN.
  • Rookie Oklahoma police officer shot and killed after suspect fled traffic stop

    Rookie Oklahoma police officer shot and killed after suspect fled traffic stop

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    He said authorities are still working to confirm the identity of the suspect, who was also shot multiple times . According to police, the officer was on a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. Giving hugs and prayers, Kidney said, "is about the only things we have going for us" now. Kidney said Terney was unable to communicate Monday morning and remained in critical condition.