• Training of Turkish pilots on F-35 jets to continue, Pentagon says
Training of Turkish pilots on F-35 jets to continue, Pentagon says

While Vice President Mike Pence's speech at the #NATOEngages conference echoed President Donald Trump in his strong criticism of Germany , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , as the host, hit a softer tone and did not single out Germany in his public remarks.

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  • Ethiopia to investigate crashed plane problems for up to a year
Ethiopia to investigate crashed plane problems for up to a year

In the news conference, Dagmawit referred to safety recommendations in the preliminary report that point to the new flight-control system on the MAX that seems to have activated inadvertently - the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS.

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  • Ethiopian Airlines tragedy: Pilots 'followed procedure' before fatal crash
Ethiopian Airlines tragedy: Pilots 'followed procedure' before fatal crash

He said investigators are going to be focused far more on the interaction between software and pilots rather than mechanical issues in future. "Although there was three heavy automatic and un-commanded nose dives from the flight control system, in today's category and today's terminology it looks like the MCAS was activated", Gebremariam said.

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  • Joe Biden reveals why he hasn’t announced if he’s running
Joe Biden reveals why he hasn’t announced if he’s running

Asked whether he could win this Democratic primary given that he's been tagged as a moderate by many activists in the party, Biden dismissed that label. The enduring controversy underscores the challenge the 76-year-old career politician faces should he run. But the doctored video retweeted by Trump shows images of Biden popping up behind the for...

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  • House Democrats Request 6 Years of President Trump's Tax Returns
House Democrats Request 6 Years of President Trump's Tax Returns

And in their sweeping ethics reform legislation H.R. 1, Democrats included a provision that would require presidential nominees and sitting President's to disclose 10 years of business returns. "We're under audit , despite what people said, and we're working that out as I'm always under audit it seems", President Trump explained. Rep. Dan Kild...

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  • GOP Congressman Offers Alternative to the Green New Deal
GOP Congressman Offers Alternative to the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal , which calls for a comprehensive restructuring of the economy in order to transition to 100 percent renewable energy within twelve years, would cost between $51 and $93 trillion in new government spending, according to the estimates of the American Action Forum.

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  • Bernie Sanders Leads Democratic Fundraising With $18.2 Million Haul
Bernie Sanders Leads Democratic Fundraising With $18.2 Million Haul

The campaign said that "a majority" of O'Rourke's presidential donors had not contributed to his campaign a year ago for a Senate seat from Texas in which he came up short against Sen. Beto O'Rourke raised $9.4 million in his first 18 days as a presidential candidate - enough to put him in third place so far in the money chase. Candidates are req...

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  • United States and China are reportedly drawing closer to a final trade agreement
United States and China are reportedly drawing closer to a final trade agreement

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and China were getting very close to a trade deal that could be announced within four weeks, but he issued a warning to Beijing that, absent a pact, it would be hard to allow trade to continue.

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  • Barr defends handling of Mueller's Russia report
Barr defends handling of Mueller's Russia report

President Trump stops to talk to members of the media as he walks to Marine One to depart from the South Lawn at the White House last week. Committee Chairman Rep. Trump at the time declared that the report was a "complete exoneration" of him. "This is nothing but political theater". The investigators said Barr , in his memo to Congress, d...

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  • Teen tells police he’s missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, last seen in 2011
Teen tells police he’s missing boy Timmothy Pitzen, last seen in 2011

The boy was taken to a hospital in Newport to be checked out and police say he is being interviewed by detectives and other uniformed officers. "We've probably had thousands of tips of him popping up in different areas", Aurora police Sgt.

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  • Lori Lightfoot makes history - becomes first LGBTQ black woman mayor of Chicago
Lori Lightfoot makes history - becomes first LGBTQ black woman mayor of Chicago

Lori Lightfoot was elected Mayor of Chicago on Tuesday - and while bankruptcy and violence plague her city, her agenda appears to be focused on stamping out "hate" with regard to the immigrant community. Lightfoot earned a reputation as a police reformer when served as president of the Chicago Police Board and as chair of the Police Accountability ...

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  • Joe Biden addresses allegations of inappropriate touching in new video
Joe Biden addresses allegations of inappropriate touching in new video

I understand it and I'll be much more mindful; that's my responsibility. Trump's willingness to engage with Biden on the issue nonetheless signals how Republicans will seek to weaponize the allegations, should the former vice-president enter the 2020 Democratic field, in the era of the #MeToo movement.

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  • Border closure panic setting in - Sec. Nielsen called home from European meetings
Border closure panic setting in - Sec. Nielsen called home from European meetings

However, White House chief economist Larry Kudlow said they were working to minimize the economic impact from a closure of the border - including keeping truck lanes open. According to Dziczek, roughly 70 per cent of the wiring harnesses used in US -built vehicles come from Mexico. In a memorandum to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissione...

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  • House Judiciary panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report
House Judiciary panel approves subpoenas for Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 Wednesday morning to authorize a subpoena for the full report , as well as all "underlying evidence and related matters". The five former Trump aides who may receive subpoenas were among 81 people, agencies and other entities that received document requests on March 4 as part of the committee's obstru...

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  • Trump Misleads on Aid to Puerto Rico
Trump Misleads on Aid to Puerto Rico

Trump feels antipathy toward Puerto Rico's government and Senate Republicans are taking a hard line in denying Democratic demands for more aid for the USA territory, which was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes in 2017. On Monday, the Senate voted to end debate on a GOP disaster aid proposal. In all, the federal government has allocated al...

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  • No guarantee European Union would grant long article 50 extension, says Macron
No guarantee European Union would grant long article 50 extension, says Macron

Following the rejection of British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal three times, and inconclusive votes on alternative ideas in the House of Commons, Mr Macron said the country was on course to crash out of the EU. Ireland has for months refused to even countenance contingency plans along its border with Northern Ireland in a n...

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  • Governor and lawmakers react to kidnapping and murder of UofSC student
Governor and lawmakers react to kidnapping and murder of UofSC student

Surveillance footage shows the 21-year-old walking outside, waiting on the sidewalk, and holding her phone. Just two hours after that, police found her dead. According to police, Josephson's battered body was discovered in the woods by turkey hunters. "Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort ".

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  • Second woman accuses Joe Biden of touching her inappropriately in 2009
Second woman accuses Joe Biden of touching her inappropriately in 2009

He leaned further in and inhaled my hair", Flores wrote . And also, what in the actual f-? Flores added: "He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. "But it was never my intention". The next time Stephanie Carter saw the Bidens, she wrote, she was moved to tell them how terrible she felt that "his attempt to support me had...

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  • France says risk of `no deal` Brexit increased `very strongly`
France says risk of `no deal` Brexit increased `very strongly`

Businesses across the United Kingdom have been anxious for some time about a no-deal exit, but by Friday they appeared to be in a full state of panic. May relies on DUP votes to get her legislation passed after she lost her parliamentary majority. The Taoiseach would only say Ireland had prepared intensively for a "No-Deal" scenario, but he said ...

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  • Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix: US regulator
Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix: US regulator

A pilot flying the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger plane, which crashed on 10 March, was heard saying "pitch up, pitch up" just moments before the impact, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports . Flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed six minutes after take off. Citizens of more than 30 nations were on board. No details ...

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