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Mar 22, 2019

Rescuers dig for survivors after deadly Africa cyclone, Beira 'desperate'
Cyclone Idai battered Beira, a low-lying port city of 500,000 residents, with strong winds and torrential rains last week, before moving inland to neighboring Zimbabwe, where it flattened homes and flooded communities, and Malawi. Idai killed 242 people in Mozambique and 259 in Zimbabwe, and numbers were expected to rise, relief agencies and officials said. In Malawi, 56 died in heavy rains before the onset of Idai, officials there said.

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Mar 22, 2019

Indonesia's Garuda asks to cancel 737 MAX order it had been reconsidering before Ethiopia crash
Garuda is the first airline to publicly confirm plans to scrap an order for the jets after the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. "Many passengers told us they were afraid to get on a MAX 8," Garuda CEO Ari Askhara told Reuters on Friday. Analysts last week said the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet could give some airlines a good excuse to delay or cancel purchases, saving cash on their balance sheets.

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Mar 22, 2019

May makes final push for Brexit deal with new timetable
Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Britain on Friday vowing to make "every effort" to win over MPs opposed to her EU divorce deal, hours after securing a delay to Brexit from European leaders in Brussels. The embattled premier faces daunting odds to persuade recalcitrant British lawmakers to back a plan they have already overwhelmingly rejected twice by a new April 12 deadline agreed with the European Union. If May succeeds, Britain -- which was staring at a sharp cliff-edge deadline of March 29 for leaving the EU -- will depart on May 22 under the terms of a withdrawal agreement struck with the EU last year.

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Mar 22, 2019

Trump's Golan statement draws strong regional condemnation
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — From Syria to Turkey and beyond, President Donald Trump's abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights drew strong condemnation on Friday.

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Mar 22, 2019

Facebook Stopped Bangladeshi Ad Farm Targeting Utah in Midterms
Political news in a Utah congressional district wasn't coming from inside the U.S. -- a mismatch Facebook had tuned its software algorithms to detect. A data scientist in the election-monitoring center at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, inspected the activity manually and discovered, at 11:47 a.m., that the source spreading the content was an ad farm in Bangladesh. The slides, viewed by Bloomberg News, show in detail how Facebook has improved its process for rooting out bad actors using tactics similar to those Russian operatives used in 2016.

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Mar 22, 2019

Indonesia's Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes
Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the model was involved in two fatal crashes. The move could spark more cancellations from other major carriers, an aviation analyst said, as Boeing and US federal regulators get set to face their first public grilling by Congress since the deadly incidents. "We have sent a letter to Boeing requesting that the order be cancelled," Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan said.

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Mar 22, 2019

Pound up but still faces pressure after Brexit delay deal
The pound rose Friday but was struggling to claw back its latest losses after the EU gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, while equity markets mostly rose on a positive lead from Wall Street. At a summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May was given until April 12 to push her divorce agreement through a fractious parliament next week.

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Mar 22, 2019

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths.

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Mar 22, 2019

Who is Renty? The story of the slave whose photos have triggered a lawsuit against Harvard
The photos of Renty and his daughter Delia, taken in nude in 1850 against their will for a Harvard University professor, are now the subject of a lawsuit that Tamara Lanier has filed this week.

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Mar 22, 2019

The Latest: Trump tweets abrupt shift on Golan Heights
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local):

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Mar 22, 2019

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:

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Mar 22, 2019

Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
The Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are.

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Mar 21, 2019

New Zealand prays, falls silent, a week after mosque massacres
The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday followed by two minutes of nationwide silence to mark a week since a white supremacist gunned down 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. As the call was broadcast around the country, thousands -- including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and wounded survivors -- stood in a park opposite the mosque where the killing began, as the nation of 4.5 million came to a standstill. New Zealand is still in shock following the killings by alleged shooter Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian national who had hoped to foment an ethnic war with his attacks.

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Mar 21, 2019

Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer.

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Mar 21, 2019

ACLU: Black man detained while moving into own Kansas home
ACLU requested a state investigation after a black man was detained by local police while moving into his own home, then allegedly harassed for weeks afterward and blocked by the police chief from filing a racial bias complaint with the department.

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Mar 21, 2019

Energy giants spent $1bn on climate lobbying, PR since Paris: watchdog
The five largest publicly listed oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion since the 2015 Paris climate deal on public relations or lobbying that is "overwhelmingly in conflict" with the landmark accord's goals, a watchdog said Friday. Despite outwardly committing to support the Paris agreement and its aim to limit global temperature rises, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, BP and Total spend a total of $200 million a year on efforts "to operate and expand fossil fuel operations," according to InfluenceMap, a pro-transparency monitor. Two of the companies -- Shell and Chevron -- said they rejected the watchdog's findings.

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Mar 21, 2019

Don't cover up Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation. We need to know everything he finds.
Presidents have no right to control investigations or commit crimes. Americans must see Mueller's report to judge his work and Trump's deeds.

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Mar 21, 2019

'Humiliated and ashamed': Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, must pay more than $24 million in fines and restitution. He faces more prison time next week.

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Mar 21, 2019

Did Paul Manafort outmaneuver Robert Mueller? His sentencing Wednesday will tell.
Manafort avoided a trial that would have exposed his ties to criminal elements in Ukraine and positioned himself well for future mercy from Trump.

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Mar 21, 2019

'But, Mr. President, he's dead': Trump defends his attacks against McCain in Fox interview
President Donald Trump defended his harsh criticism of the late Sen. John McCain in an interview with Fox Business Network set to air on Friday.

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Mar 21, 2019

Pound rises on Brexit delay; economic gloom hits European stocks
Sterling rose further Friday after Brussels gave Britain a Brexit deadline extension, but stocks dived as fresh economic gloom gripped trading floors.

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Mar 21, 2019

Reports: Boeing will add warning light to aid pilots after Ethiopian 737 Max crash
The warning light will become standard equipment. Previously, it was an option

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Mar 21, 2019

Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country's interim leader. The United States has repeatedly warned Maduro's government to not arrest Guaido or his close aides or it would face unspecified repercussions.

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Mar 21, 2019

T-Mobile unveils home broadband service that could expand after Sprint merger
T-Mobile on Thursday unveiled a limited home internet service that it plans to pilot for 50,000 mobile customers at $50 a month, with the company promising it could build on that, and eventually offer a lot more once its $26.5 billion merger with Sprint finally goes through.For now, the new invitation-only service will focus on areas where the carrier can deliver high-speed internet access to connect up to 50,000 homes in rural and underserved parts of the country. Once it merges with Sprint, however, T-Mobile says it should be able to cover more than half of the US with broadband service by 2024.This seems to be one attempt by T-Mobile to push back against critics of the proposed merger who worry it will leave customers with less choice and the potential for prices to rise. "We're walking the walk and laying the foundation for a world where we can take the fight to Big Cable on behalf of consumers and offer real choice, competition and savings to Americans nationwide," T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the home broadband pilot.The service will be offered only in areas where T-Mobile expects to deliver speeds of around 50 Mbps through fixed unlimited wireless service over LTE, with no data caps. The carrier points to one economist's estimate that showed while customers today pay around $80 a month for wired in-home broadband service, "the new T-Mobile will save customers up to $13.65 billion a year on home broadband by 2024".As context for why it decided to pursue the new service, T-Mobile

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Mar 21, 2019

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwest states.

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Mar 21, 2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. refiner Citgo taking offers on $1.8-bln, 3-year loan -sources
Citgo Petroleum, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Venezuelan state-run oil firm PDVSA, is seeking to raise $1.8 billion through a three-year term loan to cover operating expenses and to refinance existing debt, three people close to the deal told Reuters on Thursday. The financing would help Citgo fund operations and replace an existing revolving credit line, following U.S. sanctions and its split from the parent company, which remains under control of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and a military-led management team. Washington imposed sanctions and barred U.S. firms, including Citgo, from importing Venezuelan crude as part of a strategy to starve the Maduro government of oil revenue and force his ouster.

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Mar 21, 2019

Huawei: Politicizing cybersecurity is a losing proposition
Huawei is an independent company, owned by our employees and not the Chinese government, writes Joy Tan, senior vice president of Huawei USA.

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Mar 21, 2019

Democrats accuse Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of violating law with private emails
The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the couple may have broken the Presidential Records Act.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):

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Mar 21, 2019

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.
Flooding triggered by last week's so-called "bomb cyclone" storm has already inflicted damage estimated at nearly $1.5 billion in Nebraska, killed at least four people in Nebraska and Iowa and left a man missing below Nebraska's collapsed Spencer Dam. "The rising floodwaters are affecting more Missouri communities and farms, closing more roads and threatening levees, water treatment plants and other critical infrastructure," Governor Mike Parson said in issuing his emergency declaration. "We will continue to work closely with our local partners to assess needs and provide resources to help as Missourians continue this flood fight and as we work to assist one another," Parson said.

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Mar 21, 2019

Report claims Boeing has been forced to delay first Starliner launch by months
NASA needs a way to get astronauts to the International Space Station that doesn't involve paying Russia heaps of money, so it struck deals with both SpaceX and Boeing to build crew capsules capable of fulfilling that need. Earlier this month, SpaceX successfully sent its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, paving the way for crew tests to be conducted within months, but what about Boeing?A new report from Reuters suggests that Boeing is having a much, much harder time getting its Starliner spacecraft ready for its first big test. Boeing, which analysts thought would beat SpaceX's Crew Dragon to delivery by a significant margin, has now reportedly pushed back its maiden flight to the space station by several months, and the first crewed flights won't happen until close to the end of the year, if they happen in 2019 at all.The report, which cites unnamed sources, claims that the first unmanned test flight of Starliner has been delayed by three months. Adjusting the timeline based on that new information, Boeing's first crewed flight of the spacecraft wouldn't be ready until November, and that's assuming everything goes perfectly from here on out.Both Crew Dragon and Starliner have been plagued by delays over the past couple of years, forcing NASA to strike new deals with Russian space agency Roscosmos to fly NASA crew members to the ISS and back. The clock is ticking, and right now it's clear that SpaceX is much closer to delivering NASA much-needed crew-capable sp

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Mar 21, 2019

Crashed Boeing jets lacked two safety features that would have cost extra
Two Boeing jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia each lacked a pair of cockpit safety features that the plane manufacturer charged extra for. The systems  might have helped the pilots as they struggled to control their planes, aviation experts said. Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in October killing 189 people, and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 went down on March 10, shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, with the loss of 157 lives. Both Boeing 737 Max aircraft were new but did not have an angle of attack indicator, which shows how much the nose is tilted. They also did not have an angle of attack disagree light, which is triggered if other sensors are giving conflicting information, the New York Times reported. Such safety features were not required on new planes by the US Federal Aviation Administration, and Boeing charged a fee to have them put in if an airline requested them. Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines had opted not to. Boeing has now announced the angle of attack disagree light will be free on new 737 Max planes. Ethiopia Airlines crash Bjorn Fehrm, an aviation analyst, told the New York Times: "They're critical and cost almost nothing for the airlines to install. Boeing charges for them because it can. But they're vital for safety." The various extra customised features offered by plane manufacturers can be expensive, with airlines paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for them. Many low-cost airlines opt not to do so if regulators have not made them mandatory. Airlines with

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Mar 21, 2019

Firearm deaths of US school-age children at 'epidemic' levels, study says
A new study announced an alarming increase in the number of firearm deaths of school-age children in the United States:  38,942 in those 5 to 18 years old from 1999 to 2017.

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Mar 21, 2019

Midwest flooding could be costly: In Nebraska, tab is $1.3 billion and rising with waters
Midwest flooding that has overwhelmed levees and swamped wide swaths of Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa is creating a 'slow-moving natural disaster' that could cost some states billions.

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Mar 21, 2019

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Mar 21, 2019

New Zealand banned assault weapons. In US, it's more complicated
New Zealand's swift ban on semi-automatic weapons after the Christchurch massacre showed how political courage can spur change, but in gun-obsessed America, lawmakers and activists desperate to curb firearm violence looked on with both admiration -- and bitterness. Action," urged Ted Deutch, a Democratic congressman from Florida where a deadly school shooting last year galvanized a youth gun control movement, but produced no tangible change to federal laws. The speed of New Zealand's response -- days after a white supremacist slaughtered 50 people at two mosques -- stood in stark contrast to the congressional inaction that has followed a string of horrific mass shootings in the United States in recent years.

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Mar 21, 2019

Trump celebrates free speech after repeatedly attacking war hero John McCain
Donald Trump signed an executive order which will withhold federal funding from colleges and universities that do not permit or protect free speech amidst the president's own attacks on Senator John McCain, more than six months after his death. During his remarks, Mr Trump invited students from colleges around the country to share their own stories of hindered free speech. One student recalled a time her school stopped her from handing out Valentine's Day cards with religious messages.

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Mar 21, 2019

Trump news - live: President celebrates free speech after repeatedly attacking war hero John McCain
Donald Trump continued his attacks on the late John McCain during a visit to Ohio yesterday and was challenged to "show us your bone spurs" by ex-Democratic senator and Navy SEAL Bob Kerrey on CNN in response to his criticism of the Vietnam War hero.

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Mar 21, 2019

`Confusing` Sign May Have Caused Deadly Charter Bus Crash in Virginia
As investigators work to determine what caused a charter bus crash in Virginia that killed two people and hospitalized 54 others, people familiar with that stretch of interstate wonder if a group of signs may have contributed to the crash.

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Mar 21, 2019

Juan Guaido's chief of staff snatched from his home at 2am
The United States has threatened Venezuela with severe consequences unless President Nicolas Maduro immediately release a senior aide to Juan Guaido, who was snatched from his home by masked intelligence agents in the early hours of Thursday. Roberto Marrero, chief of staff to Mr Guaido, shouted out loud that Mr Maduro's agents had planted two rifles and a grenade on him, Mr Guaido tweeted. On Thursday afternoon, 12 hours later, Mr Marrero was still being held. John Bolton, the US national security advisor, said that the arrest of Mr Marrero "would not go unanswered". "Maduro has made another big mistake," he added. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, also threatened to "hold accountable those involved". Juan Guaido, at a rally in Caracas on March 12 Venezuela's government has not commented on the 2am arrest, but Mr Guaido said that Mr Marrero had been taken by Sebin, the Venezuelan intelligence agency, and was being detained at an unknown location. Mr Marrero's neighbour, Sergio Vergara, a pro-Guaido deputy, was able to raise the alarm. Mr Vergara said around 15 Sebin officers threw him to the floor and "ransacked" his own home for around two hours, while asking where to find Mr Marrero. Mr Marrero was able to send a voice message shortly before he was taken, and urged: "Look after the president". The voice message was distributed by Mr Guaido's press team, who also sent a video of another opposition politician, Carlos Berrizbeitia, showing damage to the door of Mr Marrero's home and a broken lock. Mr Guaido, the 3

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Mar 21, 2019

Trump says US will recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights
* Israel captured Golan Heights from Syria after war in 1967 * Netanyahu responds on Twitter: ‘Thank you President Trump!' * Follow today's US politics newsDonald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu in 2018. Trump said the Golan Heights were of ‘critical strategic and security importance to the state of Israel and regional stability'. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump has announced that the US will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967, in a dramatic move likely to bolster Benjamin Netanyahu's hopes to win re-election, but which will also provoke international opposition.Previous US administrations have treated Golan Heights as occupied Syrian territory, in line with UN security council resolutions. Trump declared his break with that policy, in a tweet on Thursday.He said: "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!"By defying a 52-year-old unanimously adopted UN resolution on "inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war", Trump has also broken the postwar norm of refusing to recognise the forcible annexation of territory - which has underpinned western and international opposition to the Russian annexation of Crimea."The United States relies on these core principles regarding peaceful dispute resolution and rejecting acquisition of territory by force," Tamara Cof

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Mar 21, 2019

This town shouldn't be under water
After heavy rain caused severe flooding across the midwest, cities in Iowa are underwater.

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Mar 21, 2019

Gov. Newsom wants to charge you $10 a month to help clean up contaminated water
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to charge you $10 a month to help clean up contaminated water in low-income and rural areas.

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Mar 21, 2019

U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods
WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone.

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Mar 21, 2019

4 things to know about Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the youngest New Zealand leader in more than a century.

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Mar 21, 2019

Floods threaten more states in deluged U.S. Midwest
Flooding from last week's storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killed at least four people with another missing. "This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk," Ed Clark, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, said on Thursday in the agency's spring outlook. "This isn't over," said David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center, adding the Missouri River will see several more major flood crests over the next week.

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Mar 21, 2019

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say
The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday.

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Mar 21, 2019

New Zealand's swift change to gun laws highlights 25 years of US inaction
Sweeping new ban that came just six days after mass shooting in Christchurch is a stark contrast to the political stalemate in the US Vigil at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Thursday in Dunedin, New Zealand for 50 people killed when a gunman opened fire at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch on 15 March. Photograph: Dianne Manson/Getty Images New Zealand's sweeping new ban on a range of semi-automatic rifles and large ammunition magazines, which came just six days after a mass shooting in Christchurch, has been hailed as the "fastest response ever by a government after a tragedy". In the US, where conservative politicians have blocked even moderate gun control for 25 years, New Zealand's swift action was greeted as a powerful inspiration - and a reminder of how far behind the country is. "Sandy Hook happened six years ago and we can't even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York congresswoman, wrote on Twitter, referring to the 2012 shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 children and six educators dead. Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can't even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8.Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market.This is what leadership looks like ?? https://t.co/TcdR63anBt— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019 "This is what leadership looks like," David Hogg, on

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Mar 21, 2019

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Mar 21, 2019

Giant inland sea created by the disastrous Mozambique cyclone
Cyclone Idai left death, destruction, and a sprawling inland sea in its wake. The powerful tropical cyclone -- which struck Mozambique last Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds of around 100 mph -- has left at least 150 dead and 600,000 in need of help in the flooded nation said the EU, though the Associated Press reports over 300 fatalities as of March 21 when accounting for deaths in neighboring Zimbabwe.The cyclone's widespread flooding -- in part overshadowed by simultaneous and historic flooding in the Midwest -- has left behind an inundated area some 200 square miles in size (518 square kilometers), with the inland sea reaching up to 15 miles wide, according to satellite images from the European Space Agency (ESA).  And for better comparison a GIF animation of the images showing the Mozambique flood before (March 2nd) and after (March 20th) Mozambique Copernicus Sentinel-1? Better quality GIF https://t.co/h8608N8so5 MozambiqueFloods MozambiqueFloods2019 RemoteSensing Beira Idai pic.twitter.com/d9hOmdiBbp -- Pierre Markuse (@Pierre_Markuse) March 21, 2019The destruction is particularly severe around Mozambique's fourth largest city, Beira. SEE ALSO: The West accepts its drought-ridden future, slashes water use"The situation is terrible. The scale of devastation is enormous. It seems that 90 per cent of the area is completely destroyed," said the Red Cross's Jamie LeSueur, who is working in the region.  The latest delineation maps for Mozambique: ??Nhantaze: 24,837.7

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Mar 21, 2019

Apple's event on Monday could revolutionize the way we watch TV
Next week, Apple will hold a special media event in California where the company is expected to, at long last, unveil its brand new TV service. The event should be particularly interesting given that we've seen all sorts of information, at often times conflicting, regarding Apple's plans in the media space.What we do know is that Apple has been investing a lot of money into developing original TV programming, but what remains unclear is how Apple plans to make said content available. Will it be free to all iOS users? Or, perhaps, will it be available as part of a broad and all-encompassing plan that includes the company's rumored digital publication subscription service? At the core, though, Apple's overarching plans in the TV space remain a bit hazy.Shedding a bit more light on the new service -- with some sketchy rumors claiming it will be called Front Row \-- Peter Kafka of Recode relays that Apple's TV ambitions will not currently entail taking on industry heavyweights like Netflix and Hulu."Instead," Kafka writes, "Apple's main focus -- at least for now -- will be helping other people sell streaming video subscriptions, and taking a cut of the transaction. Apple may also sell its own shows, at least as part of a bundle of other services. But for now, Apple's original shows and movies should be considered very expensive giveaways, not the core product."One of the more intriguing strategies we may see from Apple involves offering users the ability to sign up for a bundle of premium channels at a discount

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Mar 21, 2019

President Trump's latest executive order is a shot in the campus free speech wars
But while Trump's order is a clear declaration he agrees with conservative concerns about America's colleges, it's not clear what actual effect the move will have in academia.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Latest: UN calls on Venezuelan parties to lower tensions
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

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Mar 21, 2019

Venezuela's Guaido says government doesn't 'dare' arrest him
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday said the government was too dysfunctional to arrest him, in what amounted to a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro after a key opposition figure was detained in an overnight raid.

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Mar 21, 2019

Trump news - live: Republicans round on president over continued John McCain attacks, as details of campaign donations shifted to personal business emerge
Donald Trump continued his attacks on the late John McCain during a visit to Ohio yesterday and was challenged to "show us your bone spurs" by ex-Democratic senator and Navy SEAL Bob Kerrey on CNN in response to his criticism of the Vietnam War hero.

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Mar 21, 2019

Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake'
"Maduro has made another big mistake," Bolton said on Twitter. Guaido said the raids by agents from the SEBIN intelligence service on the residences of Marrero and another opposition legislator, Sergio Vergara, showed Maduro's "weakness" and that attempts to intimidate him would not derail the opposition campaign. Marrero recorded a voice message as SEBIN agents were trying to enter his home in Caracas' upscale Las Mercedes neighborhood, which Guaido's press team forwarded to reporters.

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Mar 21, 2019

Latam critics of Venezuela's Maduro meet in Chile; try to launch regional bloc
Maduro was not among the leaders invited to meet in the Chilean capital Santiago on Friday to discuss forming a new regional political group called "Prosur." Heads of state from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru will join the summit, with Chile and Colombia looking to sign countries up to the new political bloc after criticism over Unasur's lack of action on the Venezuela. Some leaders have criticized the organizers for leaving out Maduro and instead inviting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by many countries as the interim leader.

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Mar 21, 2019

US STOCKS-Tech powers Wall Street's recovery; banks reel under Fed's dovish stance
A tech rally led by Apple Inc pushed Wall Street's main indexes higher on Thursday, offseting losses in U.S. lenders after the Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates this year. In a big shift to their outlook, policymakers said the Fed's benchmark overnight interest rate was likely to remain at current levels at least through this year and flagged an expected slowdown in the economy.

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Mar 21, 2019

'You are a child,' McCain's youngest daughter tells Trump, breaking public silence
Bridget McCain tweeted: "Unfortunately, you could not be counted on to be courteous, as you are a child in the most important role the world knows."

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Mar 21, 2019

More floodwaters rising in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest
Flooding from last week's storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killed at least four people with another missing. "This isn't over," said David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center. "The river will have several more major crests through next week," he said, not counting the numerous tributaries that feed into the Missouri up and down the Midwest and will likely inundate communities into next month.

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Mar 21, 2019

Hezbollah sanctions harming Lebanon, says President Aoun
U.S. sanctions on Hezbollah are harming Lebanon as a whole, President Michel Aoun said on Thursday ahead of a visit to the country by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The United States deems the heavily armed, Iran-backed Hezbollah group a terrorist organization and has been steadily increasing financial sanctions against it as part of efforts to counter Iran. Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah has a large armed militia that has helped Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his eight-year war against rebels, but it is also a political party in Lebanon with seats in the parliament and cabinet.

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Mar 21, 2019

Pompeo, in first, accompanies Israeli PM to Jerusalem's Western Wall
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied Israel's prime minister on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday in the first such gesture since Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, angering Palestinians. The ancient Western Wall, the most sacred prayer site in Judaism, is located in the eastern part of the city that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed in a move not recognized internationally. Israel has long considered all of Jerusalem as its eternal, indivisible capital, while Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state they seek in territory Israel took in the June 1967 war.

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Mar 21, 2019

Boeing to mandate safety alert in 737 MAX software upgrade -sources
Boeing Co will mandate a previously optional cockpit warning light as part of a forthcoming software update to the 737 MAX fleet that was grounded in the wake of two fatal crashes, two officials briefed on the matter said Thursday. Boeing previously offered the AOA DISAGREE alert, which warns pilots when the "angle of attack" (AOA) readings do not match, but it was not required by regulators. Boeing will now retrofit older planes with the light that did not initially receive it, the officials said.

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Mar 21, 2019

Hells Angels, street gangs vow to defend mosques as New Zealand braces for Friday prayers
Street gangs and motorcycle clubs cross New Zealand offered to protect mosques during Friday prayers, but a Muslim leader suggests they join prayers.

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Mar 21, 2019

Watchdog Probing Boeing, FAA to Testify to Senate Aviation Panel
Calvin Scovel, the Transportation Department's inspector general, will testify along with FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell and National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, the Senate Commerce Committee said on its website. The committee also intends to hear from Boeing executives, pilots and other aviation industry groups in a second hearing in the near future, the panel said.

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Mar 21, 2019

Sanders: ‘We Must Follow New Zealand's Lead' on Assault-Rifle Ban
Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Thursday praised New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern for immediately banning military-style semi-automatic weapons in response to the Christchurch mosque shootings, and suggested the executive action should serve as a blueprint for the U.S. This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States. https://t.co/lSAisDG9Ur -- Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 21, 2019The ban, which applies to semi-automatic rifles and shotguns that can be equipped with detachable magazines capable of holding more than five rounds, went into immediate effect Thursday to prevent stockpiling, and legislation codifying it is expected to pass Parliament in the coming days. Once the bill passes, New Zealanders will be granted a buyback period, after which they will be fined and jailed for up to three years if found in possession of a banned weapon."On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will, too," Ardern said Thursday. "We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place."Gun ownership is popular in New Zealand but there is no right to self defense codified in the country's laws.The announcement comes just six days after a 28-year-old Australian man killed 50 people and injured 40 others while rampaging through two mosques in Christchurch. The second shooting,

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Mar 21, 2019

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido says senior aide was kidnapped by intelligence agents
The Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said intelligence agents arrested his chief of staff after a pre-dawn raid, signalling that president Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition's challenge to his rule. Mr Guaido invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro's 2018 re-election a fraud, and has been recognised by dozens of Western nations as the country's legitimate leader. Mr Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse of the country's economy, has called Mr Guaido a puppet of the United States and said he should "face justice", but has not explicitly ordered his arrest.

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Mar 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders urges US to follow New Zealand's lead in banning assault weapons: 'This is what real action looks like'
Bernie Sanders has urged America to follow the lead of New Zealand in banning military style and semi-automatic weapons - a measure taken by the authorities in Wellington within days of the mosque shooting that left 50 people dead. The Vermont senator, one of the early frontrunners of Democrats contesting for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, said New Zealand had set an example with the speed of its response. "This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like," he said on Twitter.

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Mar 21, 2019

Trump news - live: Republicans round on president over 'absolutely unacceptable' attacks on late John McCain
Donald Trump continued his attacks on the late John McCain during a visit to Ohio yesterday and was challenged to "show us your bone spurs" by ex-Democratic senator and Navy SEAL Bob Kerrey on CNN in response to his criticism of the Vietnam War hero.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Latest: Forecasters: 'historic' flooding could hit South
The Latest on the upcoming flood threat in the South (all times local):

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Mar 21, 2019

Migrant parents, children enter overtaxed system
A record high number of immigrants crossed into the U.S. illegally along the southern border in February. The U.S. Border Patrol expects more to arrive, taxing an already beleaguered immigration enforcement system. (March 21)

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Mar 21, 2019

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Mar 21, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says Mueller appointment biased
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Latest: Austria says NZ attack suspect visited there
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):

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Mar 21, 2019

Seats aboard JetBlue now feature most legroom of any US airline
Long-legged flyers may be interested to learn that JetBlue's newest cabin redesign now features the most legroom of any US airline for economy-class cabins. 

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Mar 21, 2019

Samantha Bee skewers Democratic 2020 hopefuls on late-night talk show
Late-night TV host Samantha Bee ripped into the growing field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls Wednesday night. The 'Full Frontal' host commented on everything from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign slogan, to former Vice President Joe Biden not making a decision on his third potential presidential run. The TBS star also went after former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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Mar 21, 2019

Trump says public should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."

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Mar 21, 2019

Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney says
Jared Kushner uses private messaging apps and personal email to communicate about official Trump administration matters with foreign leaders - a violation of a laws governing White House records - a congressional committee has been told. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic congressman who heads the House of Representative's oversight committee, said the lawyer of the president's son-in-law.

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Mar 21, 2019

Video shows 171 migrants crawling through hole under border fence in Yuma, Arizona
Three buses from Guatemala drop off migrants at the border wall so they can enter the U.S. and be taken into custody; William La Jeunesse reports from the scene.

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Mar 21, 2019

What's driving Donald Trump's feud with John McCain? War record, Obamacare among the themes
President Donald Trump's feud with the late Sen. John McCain dates way back, to long before the real estate magnate launched a campaign for president.

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Mar 21, 2019

Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of enslaved people, descendant claims in lawsuit
A descendant of enslaved people has sued Harvard University, alleging that the Ivy League institution has "shamelessly" profited from photos of her ancestors. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, claims that Harvard has ignored requests to surrender images of a man named Renty, whom she says is her great-great-great grandfather, and his daughter Delia. Lanier is suing Harvard for "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of the images, asking the university to return the photos to her, pay unspecified damages, and recognise her ancestry.

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Mar 21, 2019

Teen Builds 150 Dog Beds for Utah Animal Shelter
A Utah teen's love for animals is inspiring him to help shelter dogs in a unique way. Chance Call is in the process of constructing 150 beds for dogs of all sizes. He plans to donate them to the Davis County Animal Shelter.

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Mar 21, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Fox News for 'Latina thing' segment
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to Laura Igraham after the Fox News host and a guest mocked the freshman Democratic from New York for the way in which she pronounces her name.

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Mar 21, 2019

People are sharing their best spill videos after one woman spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressing
A video of a woman accidentally spilling a giant tub of ranch is bringing Twitter users together to share different stories of their own disasters. It all started when Twitter user @BorboaGrant shared video of a coworker's spectacular spill of 22 quarts of ranch.SEE ALSO: At long last, Welding Twitter gets its moment in the sunThat clip inspired others to share their own videos of spills caught on camera. The result? Perhaps the greatest thread in Twitter history, and I'm only being slightly hyperbolic.  man i wonder who would do that pic.twitter.com/08Csv3u5qU -- ash (@ashton_risser) March 19, 2019 18 quarts. glad i'm not the only one pic.twitter.com/HBfjSLvUin -- kayla demkiw (@kkaylademq) March 19, 2019 I mean its bbq sauce, but still one of the funniest things that happened to my co worker pic.twitter.com/FhJl74TulM -- ? Gabriana ? (@Ilovejwamcp143) March 20, 2019 Remember that one time I accidentally threw that hot pizza at this guy pic.twitter.com/sBiZnQ9NQR -- rylee (@rylang_) March 20, 2019The thread is full of more spills and thrills from restaurants all over the world and is well worth perusing. But perhaps the most commonly used video is a classic clip from The Office where in Kevin spills a giant vat of chili. Undercook the onions, folks.  WATCH: Lyft reveals its IPO price range and fundraising goals

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Mar 21, 2019

Pompeo to visit Western Wall with Netanyahu in break with diplomatic practice
US top diplomat Mike Pompeo planned to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday in what would be a break with longstanding diplomatic practice. Two former US diplomats could not recall such a high-ranking US official visiting the site with an Israeli premier, which could be taken as tacit approval of Israel's sovereignty over the location in annexed east Jerusalem. The visit comes less than three weeks before Israeli elections in which Netanyahu is facing a tough challenge from a centrist alliance led by a former military chief of staff.

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Mar 21, 2019

Venezuelan forces kidnap opposition leader Juan Guaido's chief of staff in raid
Venezuelan armed intelligence officers descended on the apartment of Roberto Marrero, a lawyer and top adviser to opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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Mar 21, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Denies Reports That Pilot in Boeing 737 MAX Crash Was Not Properly Trained
They were prepared to fly a Boeing 737 Max 8, the airline said

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Mar 21, 2019

'I was the last person to get out alive': Narrow escape from the New Zealand mosque
Survivors have described horrific scenes of carnage inside the two mosques in New Zealand where at least 50 were killed in a shooting rampage.

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Mar 21, 2019

Ethiopia crash captain did not train on airline's MAX simulator: source
Captain Yared Getachew, 29, was due for refresher training at the end of March, his colleague told Reuters, two months after Ethiopian Airlines had received one of the first such simulators being distributed. The March 10 disaster, following another MAX 8 crash in Indonesia in October, has set off one of the biggest inquiries in aviation history, focused on the safety of a new automated system and whether crews understood it properly. The MAX, which came into service two years ago, has a new automated system called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System).

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Mar 21, 2019

Economic Inequality: What It Is and How It Impacts You
It's nearly impossible to read the news these days without running across mentions of economic inequality. In recent months, politicians have debated the merits of raising marginal tax rates on the wealthy, a move proponents say could reduce economic inequalities. Likewise, economic inequality takes center stage when columnists discuss the extreme riches of some of today's business owners, like Jeff Bezos, who could purchase every home in Austin, Texas, according to real estate brokerage Redfin.

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Mar 21, 2019

More flood waters rising in storm damaged U.S. Midwest
As icy, lethal flood waters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River. Flooding from last week's storm has already caused nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killed at least four people with another missing. "This isn't over," said David Roth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center.

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Mar 21, 2019

'We just want the guns back': New Zealand announces immediate ban of assault rifles
New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern announces ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles after mosque shootings.

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Mar 21, 2019

Robert Kraft's plea deal offer for prostitution charges hinders real progress on sex trafficking
Those who buy sex have more power and privilege than those who sell it. There's a disgusting imbalance in every commercial sex interaction.

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Mar 21, 2019

White House staff wonders if Trump's attacks on McCain are strategic
A new report claims President Trump is "creating a bizarre spectacle to displace criticism" over his lukewarm response to the deadly shooting in New Zealand and the imminent Mueller report.

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Mar 21, 2019

You're crazy if you don't get Anker's best wireless charging pad while it's down to $13.29
If you have a smartphone that supports wireless charging, you'd have to be nuts to pass up this deal on Amazon. The Anker 10W Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging Pad typically sells for $24, which is a bargain considering it comes from the best smartphone accessory maker on the planet. If you snag one right now on Amazon, however, you'll only pay $13.29 after a big discount and an extra 5% coupon on the Amazon page!Here's more info from the product page: * The Anker Advantage: Join the 30 million powered by our leading technology. * The Need for Speed: A high-efficiency chipset provides 10W high-speed charging for Samsung Galaxy, while iPhones get a boosted 5W charge that's 10% faster than other wireless chargers. FOR BEST RESULTS, use a Quick Charge adapter (9V/2A) for Samsung Galaxy charging and a 5V/2A adapter for iPhone. * LED Indicator: The LED indicator lets you know the charging status. If the indicator is FLASHING BLUE, check to make sure that there are no objects between your phone and the charging surface. If the indicator is FLASHING GREEN, make sure you are using a 5V/2A adapter, or try a different adapter and cable. * Case Friendly: Don't fumble with your phone case. PowerWave transmits charging power directly through protective cases. Rubber/plastic/TPU cases UNDER 5 MM THICKNESS ONLY. Metal attachments or cards will prevent charging. * What You Get: PowerWave Pad, 3 ft Micro USB Cable, welcome guide, worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.(no AC Adapter)

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Mar 21, 2019

Besieged May pleads with EU to help save her Brexit plan
A dogged but isolated Prime Minister Theresa May headed back to Brussels on Thursday to beg for more time to deliver her Brexit plan, but EU leaders are likely to refuse her request for a three-month postponement. Instead, as the 28 heads of government meet for their spring summit, they will tell her that if she can win over British lawmakers to back her withdrawal agreement next week, she can have until May 22 to get Britain's house in order. Time is tight, but there will be no final decision on a Brexit date in Brussels on Thursday, and May seemed only to have hurt her own efforts to persuade more MPs to back the withdrawal agreement when she blamed them for the impasse in an eve-of-summit speech.

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Mar 21, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Says Semi-Automatic Weapons Will Be Banned After Mass Shooting
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday that the country will ban military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines after the shooting massacre that killed 50 last week."On 15 March our history changed forever. Now our laws will too. We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place," Arden said at a new conference in Wellington, the country's capital."Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terror attack on Friday will be banned," Ardern promised, adding that the legislation will be "drafted and introduced in urgency."On Friday, a 28-year-old Australian gunman who identified with white supremacist causes and possessed a firearms license shot up two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 and injuring 50, including small children, the deadliest shooting in the country's recent history. The shooter was caught and charged with murder and will appear in court next on April 5.Arden promised citizens a day after the shooting that "our gun laws will change.""While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change," the prime minister said.The New Zealand Police reports approximately 1.2 million guns in the country, and Arden estimated that buying them back, as the Cabinet has directed, could cost the

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Mar 21, 2019

Venezuelan forces detain key aide to opposition leader
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan security forces detained a key aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido in a raid on his home early Thursday, an opposition lawmaker said.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Latest: Facebook: AI failed to detect NZ video
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):

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Mar 21, 2019

FBI joins investigation into Boeing MAX planes following crashes
The FBI is now involved in the investigation into how Chicago-based Boeing's MAX planes were approved by the FAA.

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