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Iowa Supreme Court blocks portion of new abortion law

Planned Parenthood notes the court's action Friday allowed 44 women with scheduled abortions to proceed with their appointments. According to the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provided over 2,100 medication abortions and over 1,200 surgical abortions in Iowa in the past year.

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Deluge targets eastern coastal ME, 2 to 5 inches of rain expected

A flood advisories were issued for southern Fairfield, southern New Haven, southern Middlesex and southwestern New London counties, but they were canceled 4:30 p.m. Heavy rains have caused flooding in central in, prompting travel advisories in parts of the state and closing some roadways. The river was below action stage of 6 feet Wednesday night.

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ISRO successfully launches South Asia communication Satellite

The intended operational life of the satellite is more than 12 years and it cost Rs. 235 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to office promising to strengthen ties with neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, has called the satellite a gift to south Asia.

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Macron honors man killed by French far-right

France is braced for mass May Day rallies. French CRS anti-riot police officers are engulfed in flames as they face protesters during a march for the annual May Day workers' rally in Paris on 1 May 2017. "Leaving the euro is part of this package, she will do it", said 58-year-old Jean-Guy Protin, a primary school teacher from Tours. At the event Le Pen compared Macron to U.S.

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Trump, Xi calls show importance of Duterte - Palace

Now the New York Times reports (paywall) that the Trump administration has rejected three Navy requests to conduct freedom of navigation operations in the area. The Chinese leader's call came within days of a call from US President Donald Trump, who also spoke to Duterte about North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.

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School bus crash critically injures kid in car

Sheriff Phil Hodnapp says the driver of the passenger vehicle was unfamiliar with the area, drove through a stop sign and crashed into the bus. She says one is in critical condition and others with less serious injuries are being evaluated.

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Girl Scout pictured standing up to demonstrator at neo-Nazi rally

A teenage Girl Scout confronted a neo-Nazi at a rally in the Czech Republic - and the image has gone viral worldwide. On the right side of the image, staring right at him is a 16-year-old Girl Scout. Lucie was there attending a counter demonstration with a few other Scouts. It was also posted to the World Organization of the Scout Movement's (WOSM) Facebook page, where it has more than 4,000 reactions, 1,000 shares, and 74 comments.

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Escaped prisoner found in drainage pipe after 6-day search

Watson II was found about half a mile from the Jessup hospital parking lot where he escaped. Around 9:40 p.m., tactical officers using night-vision equipment were rechecking areas - including a drainpipe about 18-20 inches in diameter, a few hundred yards from the morning's sighting, police said.

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De-escalation plan would 'half solve' Syria conflict: Erdogan

Putin and Erdoğan also said Wednesday that the two leaders agreed on the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, which will help to maintain cease-fire in the war-torn country. The delegation met later with a U.S. observer mission at the talks and spoke to the United Nations Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura but insisted they were sticking to their decision to withdraw.

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"'Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski engaged

As the paper was held, her new ring shined off the studio lights and into the homes of viewers. Scarborough and Brzezinski's co-hosts made a coy reference to the engagement news during Thursday's episode. The couple told Vanity Fair that Trump told them during a meeting shortly after his inauguration that they should consider getting married at the White House or his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida and he could perform the ceremony.

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Thousands of Flint Residents Could Lose Their Homes Over Unpaid Water Bills

Residents have until May 19 to pay the bills, some of which total almost $1,000, or else they'll risk foreclosure on their homes, according to the report. On Friday, she was notified that she had until May 19 to pay an outstanding $900 water bill, or the government would place a tax lien - a federal claim - on her home.

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Vishwas promoted as Rajasthan party chief, Amanatullah suspended — AAP feud

He has a few feelings of spite and I am certain we will persuade him", Kejriwal said. "I request the leadership not to kick volunteers and party workers", he said. "Vishwas should come to the PAC to raise his issues". He is a well-known Hindi poet, and AAP wants to position him as a youth icon. He clarified that he will not join any political party.

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N. Korea accuses United States of pushing peninsula to brink of nuclear war

U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un suggest a new tactic: Rather than asserting primacy and disparaging other countries' policies, Trump has tried to convey empathy for Kim's predicament. It is noteworthy that Secretary of State Tillerson seemed to take account of Chinese concerns when he spoke of bringing the North Korean leader "to his senses, not to his knees", and that we "do not seek a collapse of the regime".

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Trump Administration Ends Michelle Obama's Girls' Education Program

Helping young girls get an education sounds like possibly the least offensive goal imaginable. The Trump administration is doing away with two marquee programs advanced by former first lady Michelle Obama . An internal document obtained by CNN reportedly advised administration employees that the program would cease operation immediately . While she hasn't formally announced an official platform, women's empowerment and access to education for women and girls is emerging as a key area of ...

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Georgia RB Holyfield arrested on drug charges

Under Georgia's drug and alcohol policy, an athlete will be suspended for one game for being a first-time code of conduct violation of being arrested on a marijuana charge, according to ESPN . Once they got in, they saw a window had been opened. An officer found a glass pipe inside of a white iPhone box in Holyfield's room which contained suspected marijuana residue.

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Gunmen loot bank in Kashmir

A search operation has been launched to find and arrest the terrorists. The assailants, who had suddenly appeared from a roadside apple orchard, took the service weapons of the policeman including four INSAS rifle and one AK 47 Rifle with them after committing the crime, police officials said.

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Airbnb, San Francisco reach deal on rental registrations

Chris Lehane, Airbnb global policy chief said the settlement requires the mayor and the city's board of supervisors to endorse it. A suit filed by the companies objected to steep fines they would face if their hosts failed to register with the city as short-term rentals .

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Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Ankara denies deliberately targeting them. Erdogan said the sight of American flags in the convoy alongside YPG insignia had "seriously saddened" Turkey. Seventy people were killed, they said. He knows that any attempt to combine YPG with PKK would run contrary to our core value of decentralization of power.

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Sensor issue forces scrub of SpaceX Falcon 9 NRO intelligence launch

SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said via Twitter that both the launch and landing on Monday morning were good. SpaceX received certification to launch satellites for the U.S. Beginning in the late 1970s, LC-39A was then modified to support Space Shuttle launches, hosting the first and last shuttle missions to orbit in 1981 and 2011, respectively.

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US Vice President Seeks to Reassure Australian Alliance Following Trump Spat

Trump and Turnbull reportedly had a tense phone call about the refugees early in Trump's term, during which Trump called the Obama deal to accept the refugees "dumb". The U.S. and Australia are also partners, "fighting together with the common goal of utterly destroying" the Islamic State, he said. Today, Mr Pence said the carrier would be "in position" in the Sea of Japan "before the end of the month" - saying the decision to move it was taken "some time ago".

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Pence's New Warning to North Korea: 'The Sword Stands Ready'

U.S. servicemen and Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel wait for the arrival of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on the flight deck of U.S. navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan , at the U.S. The strike group was now heading to the Western Pacific "as a prudent measure" following a "curtailed" period of training with Australia, U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Commander Dave Benham said on Wednesday.

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James Conner joins the Pittsburgh Steelers

Watt felt from that point on he was a fit for the Steelers. The Steelers used their first round selection on Wisconsin outside linebacker T.J. Watt . Watt later became the Badgers' defensive star. "It's home now. I'm insane excited to get to work". When T.J. Watt was selected, both of his brothers shared their joy online.

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Video Exposes Top Pro-Abortion Politicians Misleading People to Defend Planned Parenthood

It has been reported that in order to avoid a potential government shutdown, negotiators in Congress reached a deal on Sunday to advance a $1 trillion spending deal that would keep the federal government funded through the end of September.

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Top Senate Democrat welcomes funding deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the stopgap bill "will carry us through next week so that a bipartisan agreement can be reached". The House and Senate on Friday passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government, averting a shutdown at midnight.

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Gunman calls ex-girlfriend as he unleashed terror by a pool

It's unclear how many people were at the pool at the time of the shooting. "I thought I was still in the pool area", he said. Some of the injured were in critical condition late Sunday night, Zimmerman said. "Selis was despondent over the breakup with an ex girlfriend, and these victims were just in his presence at the wrong place and the wrong time".