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Oakland County Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Michigan

Oakland County Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Michigan Plungers raise money and awareness for the athletes, and that money goes to year-round sports training and competition for them. Afterward, they can unthaw in hot tubs and after changing clothes, enjoy a dinner hosted by Special Olympics athletes and their families. [Full Article...]

Shahid Afridi's respect for Indian flag will melt your heart

Shahid Afridi's respect for Indian flag will melt your heart Shahid Afridi is not only a great cricketer but also a humble human being. "He (Kohli) has always shown a lot of respect and has even gone out of his way to present a signed jersey for my foundation (Shahid Afridi Foundation)", the veteran said. [Full Article...]

Disgraced former gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona prison

Disgraced former gymnastics doctor sent to Arizona prison There are also a number of first time offenders serving for internet sex crimes at the facility. His next possible release date is listed as March 23rd of 2069. During nine days of sentencing hearings, some victims said they reported Nassar as far back as 1997 but were ignored until the Indianapolis Star unmasked him as a predator in the fall of 2016. [Full Article...]

Kings waive Joe Johnson after trade-deadline acquisition

Kings waive Joe Johnson after trade-deadline acquisition The Kings acquired the guard from the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal prior to the National Basketball Association trade deadline on Thursday. Or maybe the 36-year-old will is just washed up. Considering how well Houston has played all season, that should be all it needs from him. But Johnson can still make spot-up 3's, and he is a proven clutch performer in the playoffs. [Full Article...]

Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map But top Democrats in the state House and Senate are already urging Governor Tom Wolf to reject the plan outright. The governor, whose administration is combing through the proposal with the advice of a prominent mathematics professor, is expected to announce his position on the new map early this week. [Full Article...]

Major Senate Budget Deal

Major Senate Budget Deal Meanwhile, President Trump said Tuesday afternoon at a White House roundtable on MS-13 gang violence, "I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't see this taken care of". The White House said the deal also includes an extension, until March 2019, of the government's debt ceiling . But President Trump inserted a major new demand into the sensitive talks on Tuesday, calling for another shutdown i... [Full Article...]

Turkish president says helicopter shot down in northern Syria

Main image: Fire and smoke rise after a mortar shell launched by Syrian rebels hit an electricity generator in the Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus. Another 11 soldiers were injured after the offensive's bloodiest day for Turkish military personnel, the army said. [Full Article...]

5 injured in sword attack at Indonesia church

5 injured in sword attack at Indonesia church As the attacker slashed Christian imagery and a number of books and damaged a Virgin Mary statue, people used another door to escape. Police arrived on the scene shortly after and fired a warning shot into the air, however the assailant refused to surrender. [Full Article...]

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea While the possibility that South Koreans may be drawn into North Korea's honey trap can not be ruled out, most Koreans, including young people, have had their fill of the North's provocations, and are highly unlikely to be seduced by Kim's charm offensive. [Full Article...]

Watch the awesome North Korean cheerleaders at work

Watch the awesome North Korean cheerleaders at work Still, it wouldn't be South Korea if people weren't asking the perennial question when it comes to North Korea changing gears and showering its rival with apparent affection: What's in it for Pyongyang? A senior administration official aboard Pence's airplane also told reporters that South Korea and Japan "are solidly with our alliance and the need to continue and intensify economic sanctions"... [Full Article...]

Teacher fired for sharing wedding photos online

Teacher fired for sharing wedding photos online Photos of the couple's Floridian beach wedding were posted on Facebook along with a video of their first dance. She also coached the school basketball team and ran a volunteer organization called #teachHope70x7 that takes students around the downtown Miami area on weekends to distribute meals to the homeless. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul forces temporary USA government shutdown to give a lecture

Rand Paul forces temporary USA government shutdown to give a lecture Later senators voted 71-28 to approve the deal, easily overcoming objections from fiscal conservatives who say the bill marks a return to unchecked deficit spending . House Speaker Paul Ryan said he supports the bill and says we are risking the military with not having the funding. John Thune , a member of the GOP leadership, said. [Full Article...]

Senior lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir passes away

Senior lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir passes away She is survived by a son and two daughters. Pakistani actors Mahira Khan and Ali Zafar also took to Twitter to remember the human rights champion. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in a statement said, "I am deeply shocked at the untimely death of human rights activist Ms Asma Jahangir of Pakistan ". [Full Article...]

NBC Apologizes After Commentator Insults Host Nation During First Day of Broadcasts

NBC Apologizes After Commentator Insults Host Nation During First Day of Broadcasts NBC has apologised after one its correspondents caused uproar in South Korea by saying that "every Korean" knows how important Japan, which occupied the peninsula for 35 years until 1945, has been in the country's development. NBC also confirmed that Ramo's assignment to assist with Olympic coverage - which was meant to be temporary - has now been terminated. The Japanese team during the Wint... [Full Article...]

MQM's coordination committee sidelines Farooq Sattar as party convener

MQM's coordination committee sidelines Farooq Sattar as party convener But the situation changed dramatically on Saturday evening when it appeared that a breakthrough was just moments away as the Bahadurabad camp chose to take back their Friday decision through which they had stripped Dr Sattar of his ticket-awarding powers. [Full Article...]

Purdue basketball a No. 1 seed in NCAA's in-season bracket reveal

Purdue basketball a No. 1 seed in NCAA's in-season bracket reveal Per TeamRankings , it has a 100 percent chance to make the NCAA Tournament; a 34.6 percent chance to earn a 2-seed (and 18.4 percent chance to earn a top seed); a 10.7 percent chance of making the Final Four and a 1.7 percent chance to win the national championship. [Full Article...]

Oxfam CEO 'deeply ashamed' over Haitian prostitute claims

Oxfam CEO 'deeply ashamed' over Haitian prostitute claims The charity is accused of suppressing information about aid workers hosting sex parties with prostitutes during a 2010 mission to Haiti. Mordaunt said she would also be meeting with Oxfam's representatives on Monday, adding: "I'm very clear it doesn't matter whether you've got a whistle-blowing hotline, it doesn't matter if you've got good safeguarding practices in place". [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson calls for safe return of Rohingya refugees

Boris Johnson calls for safe return of Rohingya refugees Speaking on Saturday after a visit to Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh , where over a million Rohingya Muslim refugees are cramped into crowded and unsafe camps, Boris Johnson expressed his horror at the conditions in which they are living. Myanmar's government has denied the allegations. Myanmar and Bangladesh have inked a deal to bring refugees back to northern Rakhine, but repatriation has yet... [Full Article...]

Winds hampering rescue efforts in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Winds hampering rescue efforts in Grand Canyon helicopter crash Four people remain seriously hurt following a deadly helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon on Saturday evening, according to Chief Francis E. Bradley of the Hualapai Nation Police Department. The helicopter had been carrying six passengers and one pilot. Allen Kenitzer, of the Federal Aviation Authority's Office of Communications, said the aircraft sustained "substantial damage". [Full Article...]

Saratov Airlines Plane Crash Victims (2018)

Saratov Airlines Plane Crash Victims (2018) The flight-tracking website Flightradar24 says Saratov Airlines flight #6W703 was using a seven-year-old Antonov An-148 aircraft. Debris and human remains were spread over a radius of a kilometer from the crash site, investigators said. [Full Article...]


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