• Mark Kelly, Former NASA Astronaut, Announces Run for Senate in Arizona
Mark Kelly, Former NASA Astronaut, Announces Run for Senate in Arizona

Retired astronaut and Navy veteran Mark Kelly announced his bid for former Sen. John McCain . Martha McSally , a Republican former Arizona representative, is now filling the Senate seat by appointment following McCain's death in 2018 .

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  • 'I did inhale!' Kamala Harris pulls a giggly U-turn on pot legalization
'I did inhale!' Kamala Harris pulls a giggly U-turn on pot legalization

Harris was also asked if she would smoke pot if it were legalized. Since arriving in the Senate, Harris has made a point of applying her experience in the criminal justice system to propose solutions for reform. "Now that being said, and this is not a "but, ' this is an 'and" - and we need to research, which is one of the reasons we need to legal...

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  • McConnell Trolls Democrats By Pledging A Vote On The Green New Deal
McConnell Trolls Democrats By Pledging A Vote On The Green New Deal

A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. According to a GOP strategist that spoke with Axios , Republicans will emphasize the Green New Deal among "middle, lower classes and poverty stricken areas of America", broad constituencies crucial to either party's 2020 hopes.

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  • 'Miracle' newborn baby rescued from South African storm drain
'Miracle' newborn baby rescued from South African storm drain

A baby is recovering in hospital after workers spent three hours rescuing it from a storm drain in Durban, South Africa . The area was dug up and a chisel and hammer were used to break into the drain. "To be found alive and well, crying and in good spirits, I really do think it's a miracle". "The doctors have given this baby a clean bill of heal...

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  • Newborn with umbilical cord still attached found in middle of California roadway
Newborn with umbilical cord still attached found in middle of California roadway

Pogue said: 'He was approached by a female driving a white, smaller SUV. Authorities rescued a newborn girl early on Monday after she was found lying on the road in California's Madera County. "The man directed her to the fire station and the Valley Children's Hospital down the street and suggested she take the baby there". He refused, and poin...

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  • Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free refugee footballer
Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free refugee footballer

Former Australia captain Craig Foster has campaigned stridently for Al-Araibi's release and said his family had shed tears of joy at the news. However, the Middle East nation has withdrawn the request, prompting a Thai court to approve a motion by prosecutors to drop the case against the footballer, Thai officials said.

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  • Toronto police chief defends handling of Bruce McArthur investigation after sentencing
Toronto police chief defends handling of Bruce McArthur investigation after sentencing

McArthur lured men in Toronto's Gay Village, and later staged photos with some of the corpses, where he would dress them up in fur coats and put cigars in their mouths. "It is my hope that he will never again know freedom and that this sentence begins the hard journey of delivering justice to the victims of these crimes, their friends and fami...

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  • Greek parliament approves Macedonia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession
Greek parliament approves Macedonia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession

The vote in Athens came two days after, at a ceremony in Brussels, current Nato member states' ambassadors signed the accession protocol of the country that when the Prespa Agreement comes into full effect will be known as the Republic of North Macedonia.

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  • Power out in Donegal homes, trees cleared as Storm Erik blows out
Power out in Donegal homes, trees cleared as Storm Erik blows out

It said: "Expect 20-30mm of rain widely, with up to 60mm over high ground". Galway city council has closed the Prom in Salthill this morning because of flooding due to high tides. ScotRail passengers were also affected. The highest winds will be in exposed coastal areas, where these values may be exceeded at times. It also delayed trains on t...

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  • Venezuela's Guaido won't rule out authorising US intervention
Venezuela's Guaido won't rule out authorising US intervention

He said the aid should be given to the poor in the Colombian city of Cucuta, where the supplies are being stockpiled. " The principle battlefront at the moment is over humanitarian aid ". Guaido warned military officers against blocking the arrival of aid amid spiralling disease and malnutrition brought on by a hyperinflationary collapse.

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  • USA president invites bullied boy named Trump to annual speech
USA president invites bullied boy named Trump to annual speech

The president is typically blunt and straightforward, his prepared and off-the-cuff remarks built less on rhetorical flourishes and more on bravado and definitive statements frequently questioned by critics and fact-checkers. It's nearly a sure bet that the wall , which has become his signature policy proposal, will be prominently featured in hi...

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  • Texas Man Dies After Vape Pen Explosion Severs Artery To Brain
Texas Man Dies After Vape Pen Explosion Severs Artery To Brain

He reportedly was trying the vape for the first time in a auto when it exploded and severed his left carotid artery, one of four major vessels that supply blood to the brain. When he went back to his vehicle to use the vape pen the battery exploded, she said. Mrs Brown said investigators have told her it was the battery that caused the explosio...

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  • Refugee footballer pleads Thai authorities not to extradite him to Bahrain
Refugee footballer pleads Thai authorities not to extradite him to Bahrain

He walked into the Criminal Court in the capital in bare feet with shackles around his ankles, escorted by Thai security officials. The Bangkok court set an April 22 date for the next hearing. He denies any offending but was convicted in-absentia and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Foster said he has called on Federation Internationale de...

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  • Nissan to cancel plans to build X-Trail in Britain
Nissan to cancel plans to build X-Trail in Britain

The X-Trail production plans had been announced in the autumn of 2016. Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. X-Trails will now be exported to Europe under the recently struck EU-Japan trade deal which allows cars to be sold here under low tariffs. Business secretary Greg Clark said that while th...

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  • Pelosi ‘Wants Open Borders’ And ‘Doesn’t Mind Human Trafficking’
Pelosi ‘Wants Open Borders’ And ‘Doesn’t Mind Human Trafficking’

Donald Trump claimed in an interview broadcast on Sunday to have "set the table beautifully" for the next stage of his confrontation with congressional Democrats which caused the longest government shutdown in U.S. Such a move would nearly certainly get tied up in the courts. "I think there's a good chance that will have to do that", Mr. Trum...

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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School to investigate all past yearbooks after Northam controversy
Eastern Virginia Medical School to investigate all past yearbooks after Northam controversy

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam , accompanied by his wife, Pam, speaks during a news conference on Saturday. Roy Cooper joined a growing number of public officials calling for Virginia Gov. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus wrote in a statement that they were amplifying their call for the governor to resign. "We absolutely love the man".

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  • Developments in Venezuela should not lead to civil war - Russia's European Union envoy
Developments in Venezuela should not lead to civil war - Russia's European Union envoy

It returned on Thursday to Vnukovo International Airport outside Moscow after a direct flight from Caracas. Other commentators speculated - without solid evidence -that the planes may have brought Russian mercenaries to Venezuela, or that they were there to escort Maduro into exile.

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  • Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring
Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

And while Punxsutawney Phil is the most famous weather-predicting groundhog, he is not the only one. " Groundhog Day is something you can only find in our commonwealth, and we're honored to share Phil's prediction with visitors, residents, and the millions of families watching from their homes".

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  • Russian Federation follows United States in suspending nuclear treaty
Russian Federation follows United States in suspending nuclear treaty

The United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty on Friday, accusing Russian Federation of violating it. However, Mr Putin said Moscow will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so.

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  • Huawei executive Meng attends bail hearing at Canadian court
Huawei executive Meng attends bail hearing at Canadian court

Meng Wanzhou , the chief financial officer of the company, is seeking to vary the conditions of bail imposed by B.C. Supreme Court Justice William Ehrcke following a three-day hearing in December. Canada's Department of Justice confirmed in an email that Canadian officials had received a formal extradition request from the United States on Januar...

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  • Roger Stone is expected to plead not guilty in court appearance
Roger Stone is expected to plead not guilty in court appearance

They're very detailed. And I think he's going to need a much better defense than the one you just heard". Last year, Mueller charged 12 Russians accused in the hacking as part of his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election. "Had they contacted my attorneys I would have voluntarily turned myself in", Stone told reporters outside hi...

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  • Roger Stone Open to 'Testify Honestly' To Mueller
Roger Stone Open to 'Testify Honestly' To Mueller

CNN reports that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Mr Stone in a pre-dawn raid on Friday. President Donald Trump on Friday slammed the arrest of long-time ally and informal adviser Roger Stone , questioning who alerted CNN to be outside his house filming the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid.

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  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen delaying testimony to Congress
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen delaying testimony to Congress

Davis said "family is out of bounds", adding that Congress should censure Trump for his comments and investigate Giuliani. Mr Davis said Cohen looked forward to testifying at a later date. "Do not think that just because he's pleaded guilty to something that Michael Cohen's telling the truth", he told CNN's Jake Tapper of Cohen.

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  • Measurable Snow Looks Likely Mon Night Thru Tue Morning
Measurable Snow Looks Likely Mon Night Thru Tue Morning

Tonight's forecast is calling for a low of -16 C, with wind chill values making it feel like -25 overnight. This could lead to traffic gridlock, reminiscent of events in January 2016 and 2011 when some commuters endured nightmare trips lasting many hours.

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  • Trump changes course, will delay SOTU till shutdown over
Trump changes course, will delay SOTU till shutdown over

It's unclear what options for venues the White House is exploring aside from the House chamber, where State of the Union addresses have been delivered since President Woodrow Wilson's speech in 1913. Pelosi, in a January 16 letter to the president, urged Trump to postpone it or to give it in writing. It's unclear whether that will happen; Pelosi ...

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