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Newsom declared in his first State of the State address last week that he planned to scale back the project and focus immediately on building 171 miles (275 kilometers) of track in central California. He argued that it will fail to complete the Central Valley construction by a 2022 deadline required by the grant. The agency writes the state failed to "submit required critical grant deliverables", and "failed to take the appropriate corrective actions to ensure delivery of the Project".
  • Former New York Congressman Weiner released from federal prison

    Former New York Congressman Weiner released from federal prison

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    U.S. District Judge Denise Cote gave Weiner a 21-month sentence in September 2017 after he pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor. In 2013, Weiner tried to resurrect his career with a bid to become mayor of New York City, but was engulfed by a new sexting scandal after it emerged that he had sent explicit photographs to another woman after stepping down from Congress.
  • Mississippi State alum remembered after IL shooting

    Mississippi State alum remembered after IL shooting

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    Martin's cousin Jesseca Clemons tells The Aurora Beacon-News her family "would like to send our deepest apologies to all the victims' families, friends and loved ones". The City of Aurora , along with the Aurora Police and Fire Department, have created a GoFundMe to help ease some of the financial burdens that the families of Russell Beyer , Vicente Juarez , Clayton Parks , Josh Pinkard and Trevor Wehner will be forced to endure in the following months.
  • Crans Montana: Rescuers hunt for skiers in Swiss avalanche

    Crans Montana: Rescuers hunt for skiers in Swiss avalanche

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    An afternoon avalanche on the busy Plaine-Morte ski track on Crans-Montana buried several skiers under snow on Tuesday, Swiss police said. Earlier, local newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported that Crans-Montana Mayor Nicolas Feraud had said between 10 and 12 people were buried in the avalanche, but in a subsequent email to The Associated Press, he said the situation was evolving.
  • Sunny Tuesday, snow Wednesday, risk of freezing rain Thursday

    Sunny Tuesday, snow Wednesday, risk of freezing rain Thursday

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    Here in Washington, D.C., the transition from snow over to sleet and freezing rain is most likely after the 1 p.m. hour. WHAT.Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Snow will be heavy at times, particularly during the Wednesday morning rush. Ice accumulations are possible too, and they could cause issues just like the last system.
  • Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

    Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

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    According to reports, the creative director of Chanel died on Tuesday after weeks of ill health, which had already sparked concern among his peers when he didn't attend Chanel's spring-summer haute couture show in Paris in early February.
  • Rod Rosenstein to step down

    Rod Rosenstein to step down

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    Barr has already selected deputy transportation secretary Jeffrey Rosen as his deputy attorney general, an appointment that is likely to be announced soon. McCabe has said that Rosenstein raised the idea of wearing a wire to tape President Donald Trump and talked about removing him from office under the 25th Amendment after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May 2017.
  • Shamima Begum: Danny Dyer gives his opinion on Isis bride

    Shamima Begum: Danny Dyer gives his opinion on Isis bride

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    During the interview she admitted that she did not regret travelling to IS-controlled Syria, and asserted she is "not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago". She Wednesday and said she "loves" suspected Dutch terrorist Yago Riedijk - who she now believes is dead - who is implicated in terror plots in the Netherlands.
  • 'Yellow vest' protests condemned for anti-Semitic abuse, anti-police attacks

    'Yellow vest' protests condemned for anti-Semitic abuse, anti-police attacks

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    In Bordeaux and Lyon, police also fired tear gas and charged, to disperse projectile-throwing demonstrators after bins were set on fire and properties destroyed. "But suffice it to say that inside these protests, as a minority, there are elements from the extreme left or extreme right who are anti-Semitic". Most recently Yellow Vest boxer Christophe Dettinger, who fought riot police with his bare hands , was handed a 30-month prison sentence with 18 months suspended earlier this week.
  • Pakistanis visiting India given 48-hours to leave the country

    Pakistanis visiting India given 48-hours to leave the country

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    He should come out openly. "He is not coming out openly which means that there are Stains in their folds", Suresh added. Bafna also mentioned that the portrait of Imran, which hangs at the Brabourne Stadium headquarters, has been covered which is a way of the CCI condemning the attack.
  • 3 kids, 1 woman killed in shooting in NE Kent County

    3 kids, 1 woman killed in shooting in NE Kent County

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    Young says they have not ruled out the possibility this was a murder suicide. "We don't have anybody outstanding that we're looking for at this point, that the public can help us find", LaJoye-Young said. "Very sad. Very, very sad", LaJoye-Young said. The Sheriff's Department is now on scene of the shooting on 19 Mile Road NE near Division Avenue, which is west of Cedar Springs.
  • Taliban Talks Postponed To February 25; Location Changed To Doha

    Taliban Talks Postponed To February 25; Location Changed To Doha

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    It did not explain how several members previously were able to travel to meetings in the United Arab Emirates and Moscow. The announcement came hours after Afghanistan issued a protest to the UN Security Council over the planned visit. The Taliban have called off meetings in Pakistan, including a first audience with a national leader since their regime was ousted from power in Afghanistan in 2001, after the Afghan government protested to the United Nations Security Council that leaders of ...
  • Sailor from iconic Times Square kissing photo dies

    Sailor from iconic Times Square kissing photo dies

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    The photo, which went on to become one of the most enduring images of the period, was taken by Alfred Eisenstadt as a round-up of celebration pictures for Life magazine . When he was honored at the Rhode Island State House in 2015, Mendonsa spoke about the famous kiss. Ms Friedman said in a 2005 interview with the Veterans History Project that it wasn't her choice to be kissed.
  • Kashmiri youth, 4 Indian soldiers killed in Pulwama gunbattle

    Kashmiri youth, 4 Indian soldiers killed in Pulwama gunbattle

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    Earlier, four army personnel, including an officer of Major rank, were martyred after an encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district . India accuses Pakistan for harboring the group. With India scheduled to play Pakistan in the ICC World Cup, Shukla opted to play it safe on the chance of the 1983 and 2011 World Cup winners boycotting the contest.
  • Inmate uses burglary skills to save baby trapped inside SUV

    Inmate uses burglary skills to save baby trapped inside SUV

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    Parents in New Port Richey, Florida , accidentally locked their keys inside their SUV - along with their 1-year-old daughter. Mr Landry put his keys on the front seat while he strapped the little girl into her seat, reports CNN . Lantry, reached by HuffPost on Sunday, credited local sheriff's deputies with calling the inmates over to lend a hand within a few minutes. As the prisoners worked to get the door open, police deputies can be heard telling the girl's father to "pop his head in ...
  • N Korean official visits Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit

    N Korean official visits Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit

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    Kim Chang-son (second from left), North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's de facto chief of staff, leave a hotel in Hanoi , Vietnam on Sunday. A high-ranking North Korean negotiator travelled to Hanoi on Saturday, less than two weeks before the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump .
  • Britain 'believes Huawei 5G security risks can be mitigated'

    Britain 'believes Huawei 5G security risks can be mitigated'

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    The U.S. government is trying to "fabricate an excuse for suppressing the legitimate development" of Chinese enterprises, said Geng Shuang, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry. European officials, including a vice-president of the European Union , have expressed concern about Chinese regulations issued a year ago that require companies to co-operate with intelligence agencies.
  • Britain accuses Facebook of intentionally violating data privacy laws

    Britain accuses Facebook of intentionally violating data privacy laws

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    In a damning report that singled out Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg for what it said was a failure of leadership and personal responsibility, the United Kingdom parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the companies had proved ineffective in stopping harmful content and disinformation on their platforms.
  • Stephen Barclay FINALLY takes the Brexit Plan C to Brussels

    Stephen Barclay FINALLY takes the Brexit Plan C to Brussels

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    Negotiators from both sides are meeting in Brussels on Monday to seek a way out of the stalemate, and British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected in the EU's political hub later in the week. But we stand now at a crucial moment. "But I believe that a failure to make the compromises necessary. will let down the people who sent us to represent them", she warned.
  • Trump hits out at 'treasonous' Russian Federation probe officials

    Trump hits out at 'treasonous' Russian Federation probe officials

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    Hours after " 60 Minutes " aired a bombshell interview with former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe , President Donald Trump accused the ousted official of peddling lies. McCabe reveals discussions during " 60 Minutes " interview. McCabe has denied having intentionally lied and said Sunday that he believes his firing was politically motivated.
  • Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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    He said "I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan ". "I'll probably never get it, but that's OK", Trump said. Neither the prime minister nor his spokesman denied Trump's comment. "The nuclear, missile and abduction issues have not been resolved at all". The deadline for nominations for the 2019 prize, which will be announced on October 11., was January 31.
  • Military planes head for Venezuela with aid

    Military planes head for Venezuela with aid

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    Humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans has been arriving in USA military planes on the Colombian border. Amid growing tensions in Venezuela over the future of the country's leadership, President Donald Trump will speak in South Florida to lobby support for National Assembly President Juan Guaido , who the USA has recognized as the nation's leader despite current President Nicolas Maduro's claim to the throne.