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While referring to the incident as "a tragic day in Seattle ", Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a statement , "We also saw some miracles, including a mother and her young child whose vehicle was struck by the crane but survived". "We are deeply saddened to confirm that one of our students passed away in the crane accident in Seattle on April 27". The falling crane, which had been situated on top of a building, damaged multiple cars, the department said.
  • Body of missing 5-year-old Illinois boy found

    Body of missing 5-year-old Illinois boy found

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    Police believe they have found the body of missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund , almost one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday. Speaking directly to AJ, Black said, "We know you're at peace, playing in heaven's playground". In December officers came to the home after Cunningham called police from a fast-food restaurant to report her phone had been stolen.
  • Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House

    Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House

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    That's Trump's social media director and former golf caddie Dan Scavino glowering to Dorsey's right. As for Trump, earlier in the day he tweeted that he was losing followers because of alleged Twitter shenanigans, writing: "If Twitter wasn't playing their political games".
  • IRONY ALERT: Hillary Clinton Says Trump 'Certainly' Should Have Been 'Indicted'

    IRONY ALERT: Hillary Clinton Says Trump 'Certainly' Should Have Been 'Indicted'

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    The Constitution says the House "shall have the sole Power of Impeachment " and the Senate "shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments", which can be brought for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors". House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler accused Trump of obstructing his obstruction probe following reports the president planned to block Nadler's subpoena of former White House counsel Don McGahn by exerting executive privilege.
  • $768M Wisconsin Powerball victor 'pretty much felt lucky'

    $768M Wisconsin Powerball victor 'pretty much felt lucky'

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    Manuel Franco says he had a "lucky feeling" when he bought the winning ticket at the Speedway in New Berlin on March 27. "And, it feels honestly like any moment I'm going to wake up and I'm just going to be back in my room, laying on my bed, and it's going to be a disappointment", he said.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu wants to name Israeli town after Trump

    Benjamin Netanyahu wants to name Israeli town after Trump

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    U.S. Jews overwhelmingly vote Democratic, studies show, a trend that political analysts say has also contributed to a degree of grassroots disconnect between the allies since Trump's rise. decisions . Netanyahu earlier this month won re-election as prime minister. I just believe that the United States should deal with the Middle East on a level playing field basis.
  • Greta Thunberg at London climate protest: 'We will never stop fighting'

    Greta Thunberg at London climate protest: 'We will never stop fighting'

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    Dozens of climate change protestors linked to a group which has brought London to a standstill staged a "non-violent" and colourful protest in Belfast city centre yesterday. Extinction Rebellion protesters were warned by police they would face a "firm action" if it caused any offences - such as an obstruction of highway - at the site.
  • Ukraine Elects Comedian as President

    Ukraine Elects Comedian as President

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    If polls are correct, he will be elected for a five-year term. The Ukrainian leader attacked the inexperience of the untested Zelensky, questioning his ability to be a wartime commander-in-chief and saying he would not be able to stand up to Russia's Vladimir Putin.
  • Zookeeper Hospitalized After Tiger Attack

    Zookeeper Hospitalized After Tiger Attack

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    The zookeeper, whom Wiley declined to name, citing her family's need for privacy, suffered "lacerations and punctures" to the back of the head, neck, back and arm. Mr Wiley added Sumatran tigers were endangered. He credited three "heroes" on the zoo's staff for handling the situation. Officials say there is no instance when a zookeeper and a tiger should be in the same area at the same time.
  • Denmark’s richest man loses three children in Sri Lanka bombings

    Denmark’s richest man loses three children in Sri Lanka bombings

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    In addition to the three unnamed children, authorities have said 36 worldwide visitors were killed in the attack. Danish billionaire Mr Povlsen owns clothing chain ASOS and is Britain's largest private landowner. Holch Povlsen, aged 46, is reported to be Denmark's richest man. "We have no further comment and we ask that the family's privacy is respected at this time ", Stukier said.
  • Little-known Islamist group NTJ accused in Sri Lanka blasts

    Little-known Islamist group NTJ accused in Sri Lanka blasts

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    The Associated Press has reported 138 people were killed in the blasts. Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine. St. Nearly simultaneously, suicide bombers also killed themselves amid Easter crowds in three luxury hotels in the heart of Colombo: Cinnamon Grand, near the official residence of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, The Shangri La and Kingsbury Hotel, raining death and destruction.
  • Book of Condolence opened at Guildhall in memory of Lyra McKee

    Book of Condolence opened at Guildhall in memory of Lyra McKee

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    A self-described "ceasefire baby", too young to have her own memories of the 1970s and 1980s, she brought curiosity and courage to her explorations of Northern Ireland's history. Members of the New IRA took responsibility for a January auto bombing in Derry, and for five package bombs that had been sent to addresses in London and Glasgow in March.
  • Journalist shot dead in Londonderry 'had her dreams snuffed out'

    Journalist shot dead in Londonderry 'had her dreams snuffed out'

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    Officers say around 50 petrol bombs were thrown in the confrontation and two cars were burned out. A vigil was held in the Creggan in Ms McKee's memory, organised by local residents who said they felt sad and angry. Easter is a key date for Republicans, who mark the Easter Rising of 1916, one of the most important dates in the struggle for Irish independence. But the detonation of a large vehicle bomb outside a courthouse in Londonderry in January highlighted the threat still posed by ...
  • EU 'ready to protect' European interests in Cuba

    EU 'ready to protect' European interests in Cuba

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    White House national security adviser John Bolton says there's a new cap on the amount of money that families in the United States can send to relatives in Cuba . The epic Cold War clash saw Fidel Castro's forces repel about 1,500 Cuban exiles who had been trained and armed by the Central Intelligence Agency with the aim of overthrowing the communist government that had taken over a country just 135 kilometres off Florida's southern tip two years earlier.
  • Hungary Slips 14 Places in RSF World Press Freedom Index

    Hungary Slips 14 Places in RSF World Press Freedom Index

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    These murders highlighted the many dangers that Indian journalists face, especially those working for non-English-language media outlets in rural areas, it said. The report cited the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Maryland last June, in which a gunman shot and killed five people in a targeted attack on the newspaper.
  • North Korea Conducts 'Tactical Guided Weapon' Test

    North Korea Conducts 'Tactical Guided Weapon' Test

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    It gave no further details. Wednesday's test was the first time Kim had publicly supervised an arms trial since November 2018, when state media reported that he attended evaluations of another tactical weapon (presumed to be an artillery system), for which no further details were provided.
  • Serious damage reported after confirmed tornado in Franklin County

    Serious damage reported after confirmed tornado in Franklin County

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    In Philadelphia, Mississippi, a wall collapsed at a medical clinic and the storm knocked down traffic signals and canopies and pushed trees onto houses, the Neshoba Democrat reported. Flood warnings reached as far north as central Indiana. Sonya Banes looks at damage caused by a large oak tree that crashed through the ceiling of her mother's house in Learned, Miss., Thursday, April 18, 2019.
  • Here’s David Epstein’s forecast for the holiday weekend

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    Temperatures are expected into the mid 50s. Winds will be light this morning, and then out of the South to 10mph this afternoon. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in near calm conditions. "Long spells of warm hazy spring sunshine across much of Leinster and Munster". A warm front moved to the north overnight, and now we are in more tropical air.
  • Trump Russia investigation: Attorney General Barr backs Trump

    Trump Russia investigation: Attorney General Barr backs Trump

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    As for obstruction of justice, Barr said that while Mueller's report "does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him". Throughout, Trump has labelled the investigation a "witch hunt", while his Democratic opponents have talked up the extraordinary idea that an American president might have been colluding with Russian agents.
  • Notre Dame Fire 'Likely Caused' by Short-Circuit

    Notre Dame Fire 'Likely Caused' by Short-Circuit

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    Hundreds of millions of euros has been pledged by businessmen and philanthropists to rebuild Notre Dame . "These things can be repaired", said Michael Angell, church operations director at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, which has helped protect churches against fire risks for more than 130 years and doesn't insure Notre Dame.
  • Trump Has a GOP Challenger

    Trump Has a GOP Challenger

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    Other Republicans have publicly flirted with their own challenges, including former Ohio Governor John Kasich, one of the many Republican candidates whom Trump defeated for the party's presidential nomination in 2016. He is the first Republican to challenge Mr Trump in the 2020 race , saying "it is time to return to the principles of Lincoln - equality, dignity and opportunity for all".
  • Soaking storm in store for Easter and Passover weekend

    Soaking storm in store for Easter and Passover weekend

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    New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Friday features mostly cloudy skies and light showers early along the South Coast and the Cape. We start off the following work week into the low to mid 60s, with a spot shower or two both Monday and Tuesday . FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers.