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John Valley weather for March 7-13

Expect partly cloudy skies through the day with highs in the middle to upper 30s. Northeast wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. Today's forecast calls for sunshine and clear skies, with a high near 50. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11 a.m.

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Pyeongchang takes winter Paralympics to new level

Six athletes have travelled to Pyeongchang, but only two will actually compete, both in Nordic skiing events. The Canadian Paralympic Team is sending 55 athletes to PyeongChang, and almost half of them have a connection to British Columbia.

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Top House Intelligence Committee Dem Wants To Talk To Seychelles Meeting Attendees

Prince denied WaPo's reporting in 2017 that showed US and European officials describing the Seychelles meeting as part of an effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and the incoming administration. "I also think that Bob Mueller on his own can expand his own authority and investigate this", Napolitano said. Prince also told congressional investigators he did not remember when or where he had a conversation with Steve Bannon , then a senior Trump adviser, ...

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Rio first Nagaland CM to take oath outside Raj Bhavan tomorrow

He said that the urgent need for Nagaland is a strong political party to provide a stable Government to facilitate for a permanent solution to the Naga political problem and for the all-round development of the state for the interest of public.

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Permanent Daylight Saving Time? Florida Says Yes, but It's Not So Simple

Sunday, Nov. 4. Florida's Senate voted 32-2 to extend Daylight Saving Time (DST) year round, following a similar vote to extend by the Florida House, 103-11, on February 14, CNN reported. But changing time zones could have an economic cost, too, especially in a region like the Northeast, where millions of people commute across state lines.

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Tillerson Pledges $533 Million in US Humanitarian Aid to Africa

USA secretary of State Rex Tillerson has criticized China's model of economic development in Africa, saying it encouraged dependency and denied governments long-term democratic growth. Tillerson made the announcement at a speech in Virginia before departing for a week-long trip to several African countries. It falls to Tillerson to mend the damage as he travels to the continent on Tuesday, becoming the most senior U.S.

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Syrian army forces keep advancing in Eastern Ghouta, seize back another village

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that the chemical attacks allegations against the Syrian government are part of the Western "dictionary of lies", state news agency SANA reported . The Syrian government had stripped Monday's convoy of much of its medical supplies, including surgical kits, insulin and dialysis equipment, United Nations officials said.

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Emma Watson's Time's Up tattoo is missing an apostrophe

The tattoo gaff fueled social media wags following the Vanity Fair Oscar's after-party, where the gaff was spotted. Watson has been an outspoken advocate for gender equality in both her personal life and as a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador.

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PPP or PML-N: Who will grab the Senate top office?

Mirza Muhammad Afridi, who was recently elected to Senate as an independent candidate from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bolstering the position of the party in the parliament. Highlighting the PPP strategy the party chairman said that it would consult all political parties having representation in the Senate, except the PML-N, for bringing an opposition-backed chairman of the house.

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Vatican treasurer Cardinal Pell in court over historic sexual abuse allegations

Pope Francis' former finance minister was charged in June of past year with sexually abusing multiple people in his Australian home state of Victoria. "These documents are certainly relevant to the alleged offences". "I know it doesn't suit the prosecution because they are exculpatory of the cardinal", he added.

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Death toll of Papua New Guinea natural disaster rises

Three magnitude five aftershocks hit the nation's Southern Highlands region on Monday. The 7.5 magnitude quake killed dozens of people and caused widespread damage. "We know at least 500 people are injured and 127,000 people need immediate aid such as food, water, shelter and healthcare" Regmi said. Relief efforts are slowly being expanded, with millions of dollars in aid pledged by the government, ExxonMobil and Australian energy producers Oil Search and Santos, which are involved in ...

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Russian Federation demands USA send proof of election interference

Putin made the comment during an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly on Thursday. In fact, Prigozhin has been nicknamed "Putin's chef" because of his close ties to the Russian political leadership and his ability to obtain lucrative government contracts.

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Germany to start work on trade, China, Syria war - Merkel

The center-left Social Democrats voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with Merkel's conservative bloc, after hard and drawn-out negotiations triggered by September's elections, which saw the rise of a new right-wing force in German politics and raised questions about Merkel's future.

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Trump at Gridiron Dinner: N. Korea called up about talks

But the U.S. has ruled out any possibility of talks before the North takes steps towards denuclearisation, and imposed what Trump hailed as the "toughest ever" sanctions on Kim's regime late last month. Kim Yo Jong's trip was the first visit to the South by a member of the North's ruling dynasty since the end of the Korean war and her appearance at the Games' opening ceremony made global headlines.

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Two dead in shooting at MI college

Williams said she never had a bad feeling about Trevon's roommate. The Central Michigan University Police Department has identified the victims in the campus shooting as James Eric Davis, Sr., and Diva Jeneen Davis, the suspect's father and mother.

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Police ID man who killed himself outside White House

A White House spokesman said: "We are aware of the situation". Around 2 p.m., the D.C. Police Department, which sent its natural death squad to the scene, tweeted that the man had been declared deceased and next of kin would be notified. A man fatally shot himself on the crowded pedestrian avenue directly in front of the White House on Saturday, officials said. White House security was also considerably tightened around the perimeter.

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Trump made a joke about Melania dumping him at the Gridiron dinner

Trump famously referred to Kim as a "rocket man", in comments that sparked outrage and war threats from the hermit state. Trump then threw in a joke at his own expense: "As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine".

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India, Vietnam sign MoUs on trade, agriculture and nuclear cooperation

The MoU's were signed after the delegation level meeting between the Vietnamese President and Prime Minister Modi which focused on strengthening strategic partnership in defence and security, trade & investment, atomic energy, agriculture, S&T, tourism, oil & gas among others.

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'Secret vote' begins for Pakistan senate elections

The final results will not immediately show how well PML-N has done because a number of candidates were barred from running under the party's banner following Sharif's disqualification by the Supreme Court last month. In case of non-compliance the controlling officer will cancel the ballot paper of such persons. Sixty one are members of the PTI, 16 are members of PML-N, 16 of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, 10 of Qaumi Watan Party, seven of Jamaat-i-Islami, six of PPP, five of the Awami National party ...

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Modi, Jordan King pitch for reforms in religious education

Indian democracy is a celebration of our age old plurality, Prime Minister Modi said at the conference. Appreciating the Jordanian King's work in the area of deradicalisation, Modi said it would prove beneficial to counter barbarism inflicted by extremists.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly looking into Ivanka's business deal in Vancouver

CNN said on Thursday it is standard procedure for the FBI to probe foreign contacts and worldwide business deals as part of a background check investigation for security clearances. "Ivanka and myself approved everything, everything in this project", Tiah added. The Trump Organization provides branding and manages the property, but doesn't have an ownership stake.

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Rouhani: Women to get access to stadiums

Iranian authorities on Thursday detained two women for trying to get into a major football game in Tehran that was attended by the president of the worldwide football association, FIFA, the BBC reported. Infantino also held a meeting with Rouhani later on Thursday. "As you are no doubt aware...women were prevented from attending this match for no reason other than their gender", the letter said.

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Syria Cease-Fire Yet to Be Implemented — UN Aid Chief

Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has kept the area, located just outside of Damascus , under siege since 2013. The area was taken over by rebels as unrest turned into an armed insurgency, then a full-blown civil war now seven years old.

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Central Michigan University shooting suspect in police custody

Davis Jr.is a sophomore at Central Michigan. He has not yet been interviewed by police. His parents Diva Davis, ... "The gun was registered to his father, and ... He wasn't making sense when he spoke to the officer and he said he just had a feeling that someone was after him. Murphy described Davis Jr.'s parents as, "loving, ever-present parents who doted on their children".

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Police release seven suspects in Slovakian journalist's killing

The seven suspects were detained during raids in seven locations in eastern Slovakia . His last, unfinished article was published posthumously by Slovak and global media. Thousands attended candlelit anti-corruption protests and memorials held across Slovakia on Friday in reaction to Kuciak's murder. Tensions in Slovakia's governing coalition are increasing over the slayings.