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"American Idol" victor Maddie Poppe reveals she's dating finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Poppe, 20, is from Clarksville, Indiana. Before the big announcement, another revelation tugged at the hearts of the invested audience when Hutchinson revealed that Poppe and he were a couple, setting the audience into a swooning frenzy. "I've been signing as many pre-orders as I can. Getting to stand by her was the best". "I'm so disappointed in America's vote", another noted . After a contentious and outrageous season, ABC's " American Idol " revival came to a close and finally crowned ...

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Iran Stresses Syria Presence Legitimate: "No One Will Take Us Out"

Gen. Ali Mayhoub, a Syrian army spokesman, declared Damascus and its surroundings "completely secure" on Monday. A temporary humanitarian ceasefire had been in place since Sunday night in Al-Hajar al-Aswad to allow women, children and old people to leave the area, state media said early on Monday.

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Warriors run riot in Game 3

Iguodala scored 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting in Game 3 to go with three assists and three rebounds in Golden State's 126-85 win. The Warriors listed reserve forward Andre Iguodala as doubtful for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday because of a left knee contusion.

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Senate Committee Confirms President's Pick for CIA Chief

Since Trump nominated Haspel, her confirmation has been clouded by debate over the CIA's former interrogation program. "Maybe more important, people who have worked with her - Central Intelligence Agency directors who have served both Republican and Democratic presidents, not to mention a wide range of Central Intelligence Agency officers - have expressed their strong support for her nomination".

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Gina Haspel confirmed as first female director of Central Intelligence Agency

Beyond Donnelly, Heitkamp, Manchin, and Nelson, who will be targeted relentlessly by Trump and GOP forces regardless of their vote for Haspel, there were two Democratic senators who tokenized Haspel and were proud to overlook her torture past because they could say they backed the First Woman CIA Director Ever.

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United States pushing for NAFTA deal as Thursday deadline approaches

Lighthizer's doubts dashed hopes for a quick resolution after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier on Thursday in NY expressed optimism about reaching an agreement soon, while noting that differences remain. Ryan has said the deadline is just the cold reality of USA trade law. House Speaker Paul Ryan warned a new Nafta deal had to be completed by Thursday, but Donald Trump's trade chief told lawmakers he expects that deadline will not be met.

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China 'hopes' Kim-Trump meeting will happen as planned

Trump laid out the alternative to his preferred solution in a way that might be perceived by North Korean officials - who are known to closely monitor United States news shows - as a threat, saying the Libya model - i.e. We never said to [Libyan leader Muammar] Gadhafi, 'Oh, we're going to give you protection. The statement came after Bolton suggested in several public interviews that North Korea should give up its weapons the way Libya did in 2003.

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U.S. warns sanctions on Nord Stream 2 possible

Jens Mueller, a spokesman for Nord Stream 2 , dismissed concerns from the USA and several European countries, saying the new pipeline would merely be one of many sources of natural gas for Europe. "Germany is not doing anything against the interests of Ukraine". German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today (10 April) that plans for a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russian Federation could not go forward without Ukrainian involvement in overland transit.

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Trinamool's all-conquering run in Bengal Panchayat polls, BJP second

According to reports, activists of TMC have allegedly indulged in stamping ballot papers even on results day. Kolkata: Continuing its victory-run, the Trinamul Congress on Thursday swept the panchayat elections by winning 19 out of 20 zilla parishads (ZP) and emerging victorious in majority of the seats at the panchayat samiti (PS) and gram panchayat (GP) levels in the state.

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New Zealand statement on Gaza deaths 'regrettable' - Israel Embassy

There should be - and could be - a peaceful and productive relationship between Gaza, Israel, and Egypt. The summit will discuss the latest serious developments in Palestine, notably the transfer of the U.S. Earlier this week, Kuwait's UN Ambassador Mansour Otaibi said he would call for a multilateral force to be deployed in Gaza for the "protection of Palestinian civilians", though he added "we're not talking about peacekeeping".

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Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?

Hetzel said she heard " Yanny " instead of " Laurel " and told WIRED that she shared the clip with her friends and posted it on Instagram. Since the clip went viral , the students responsible have solved the mystery - and the winners, it seems, are the " Laurel " team.

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Government to take control of East Coast Main Line from Stagecoach Group

The current InterCity East Coast franchise held by a joint venture of Stagecoach Group (90%) and Virgin Holdings (10%) will be terminated on June 24, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on May 16.

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President Trump tweets Mother's Day message

But despite having five children by three different women Trump didn't mention any one of them - most notably his wife Melania. Trump's decision to go golfing rather than spend the day with his wife - and the mother of his fifth child - has drawn some scrutiny from critics.

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US Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Labels Central Bank Head a Terrorist

British, French and German foreign ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday to see how they can save the nuclear deal without the United States, but appeared hard-pressed over how their companies could continue doing business with Iran once Washington begins to reimpose sanctions.

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Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation at Gaza border

Israel said it is defending its border and accuses Hamas of trying to carry out attacks under the cover of the protests. "No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has", she added. Calling for restraint on both sides, she noted that, of the 60 people killed , six were children. A handful of US lawmakers nonetheless condemned the violence, including Sen.

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Jeffress Prays 'For the Peace of Jerusalem' After Being Called 'Bigot'

Pastor Robert Jeffress "says he believes all Jews are going to hell", Smith noted, and has uttered similar condemnations of Islam. And I'm also going to be thanking God for our president Donald Trump , who had the courage to do what no other U.S.

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F1's aero flip-flopping is comical - Vettel

The world champion has looked off-colour in the past three races, and his win in Baku owed a substantial amount to luck - on form, without the chaotic final laps following the crash between the Red Bulls and subsequent safety vehicle, he would have been third there behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Vettel, and the Finn would have been leading the championship.

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Catalan lawmakers set to elect new hardline leader

Sixty-six of the 135 members of the Catalan Parliament supported Mr. Torra's presidency, and 65 voted against. Catalan separatist candidate Quim Torra was on Monday elected as the new leader of northeast Spain's Catalan region following the second investiture debate in 48 hours.

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Moktada al-Sadr Leads In Iraqi Election Count

But in a conciliatory statement Monday, Mr Al Abadi called on citizens to respect the results and put the well-being of the country first. Analysts say he also benefited from his ability to command a fiercely loyal base in an election that saw historically low turnout.

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Trump speech "silly and superficial", Iran's Supreme Leader says

Iran has said it will still comply with the accord, which included Great Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation, but now European companies may have to deal with fresh sanctions on Iran. "This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants", he added. He also said he will reinstate economic sanctions on Iran.

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Israel welcomes United States delegation and celebrates ahead of embassy move

On the border with Gaza , Palestinians have also held protests as Israel prepares to mark 70 years since its creation, an event Palestinians call the Nakba, or Catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of them were displaced from their homes.

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Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended her, saying the administration was looking for new ways to deter illegal crossings. 1 person in the assembly said Trump railed in the whole Cabinet on what he said was deficiency of advancement keeping out illegal immigrants, " the occasions said.

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Bolton says 'it's possible' USA will sanction European companies working with Iran

On Trump's pulling the USA out of the Iran nuclear agreement, Bolton told Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday that " Iran was shifting the balance of power in the Middle East until President Trump got out of this deal". He is best placed to advise Trump about containing the Regime. "Our goal should be regime change in Iran ". But as America's European allies have argued, those flaws should be addressed by additional talks and/or sanctions.

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China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier

The carrier, known only as "Type 001A", set out for the trials from a port in northeastern China at about 6:45am, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said. Reports said China is already building its third aircraft carrier in Shanghai. Some reports said China is also planning to build a nuclear aircraft carrier.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Comment on McCain 'dying anyway' shouldn't have been leaked

The Hill first reported Thursday that Sadler said during a private meeting that McCain's opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump issues disaster declaration for Hawaii volcano damage Giuliani biographer: He's "a drama machine" Trump attacks media after reports of Cohen deal with AT&T MORE's nominee to become Central Intelligence Agency director, Gina Haspel , "doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway".