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But, the next day, the real ticket surfaced when his roommate, identified as 35-year-old Adul Saosongyang , tried to turn in the victor. The real victor, who police did not name, purchased the $30 scratcher lottery ticket at the Lucky Grocery Store in the San Francisco Bay area on December 20.
  • Australia to 'consider' Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun's asylum plea

    Australia to 'consider' Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun's asylum plea

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    The teenager, who claimed that she has been physically and mentally abused by her family, attracted global media attention when she made a desperate call for asylum through her Twitter account claiming that she would be killed if she was returned to her family.
  • Russian who attended Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction of justice

    Russian who attended Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction of justice

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    Natalya Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a 2013 case the United States filed against a Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was allegedly involved in a $230 million tax refund fraud scheme in Moscow. The charges against Veselnitskaya are not related to the Trump Tower meeting , which was hosted on June 9, 2016, by Donald Trump Jr. The indictment, though unrelated to Russian election interference, is the first filed against a participant of a Trump Tower ...
  • Michigan man pleads guilty to 6 murders while driving for Uber

    Michigan man pleads guilty to 6 murders while driving for Uber

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    Dalton, whose charges included six counts of premeditated murder, said he has been wanting this for a long time. He's accused of shooting eight people in three locations in the Kalamazoo area. When asked by the presiding judge whether he was pleading guilty "voluntarily of your own free will", Dalton replied: "Yes". Jason Dalton talks with his defense attorney Eusebio Solis moments before pleading guilty to six counts of murder and several other charges at the Kalamazoo County ...
  • The Citizenship Bill complements NRC in pushing BJP’s Hindutva agenda: here’s how

    The Citizenship Bill complements NRC in pushing BJP’s Hindutva agenda: here’s how

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    The move came within hours of the presentation in Lok Sabha of a report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the bill that was first introduced in Parliament in 2016. In what could be called an outburst of annoyance against the Union Government for going ahead with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, a number of associations including the All Assam Students Union (AASU) staged a protest and condemned the move.
  • Woman dies after getting trapped inside clothes donation box in Toronto

    Woman dies after getting trapped inside clothes donation box in Toronto

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    Crews say she didn't have any vital signs when firefighters pulled her from the bin after cutting it open. "I think if we look at these broad questions, focusing now first and foremost on safety, but then looking at the whole question of whether this system still works and whether these boxes are properly located, will give us a thorough examination of this", Tory told reporters at a Tuesday morning press conference.
  • Jailed American Spent Years Collecting Russian Contacts

    Jailed American Spent Years Collecting Russian Contacts

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    Russian Federation has been holding 48-year-old Paul Whelan as an American spy since his arrest in Moscow Dec. 28. Hunt adds that "we are extremely anxious about him and his family". "Paul is a kind and considerate brother, son and uncle, and a generous and loyal friend", David Whelan wrote in The Washington Post on Friday. Whelan seemed fascinated with Russian Federation and its culture, they said.
  • In the end, 15 Democrats don’t back Nancy Pelosi for speaker

    In the end, 15 Democrats don’t back Nancy Pelosi for speaker

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    A "political earthquake" and "nightmare scenario for Trump" is how Washington DC insiders are framing the shift in power today when the most female, most racially diverse House in American history swept into the capital city. The partial government shutdown began on December 22 after Democrats and President Donald Trump were unable to reach a compromise over his demands for a $5 billion border wall.
  • Saudi trial into Khashoggi killing not sufficient

    Saudi trial into Khashoggi killing not sufficient

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    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his upcoming visit to Middle East including Qatar will underscore the need for GCC unity. It is also seeking a solution to the war in Yemen between the legitimate government supported by a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi militias backed by Iran.
  • Terrorist Behind USS Cole Bombing Reportedly Killed

    Terrorist Behind USS Cole Bombing Reportedly Killed

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    The U.S. has been criticized under both the Obama and Trump administrations for excessive civilian casualties from drone strikes conducted over the past 16 years, with some estimates claiming nearly a third of those killed in the strikes were not terrorists, although investigators concede it can be hard to determine who belongs to al-Qaeda or any other faction in Yemen .
  • World Bank president at odds with Trump administration announces early departure

    World Bank president at odds with Trump administration announces early departure

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    Mr Kim intends immediately to join a firm to focus on increasing infrastructure investment in developing countries, the bank said, without providing further details on the position. Kim's decision to quit for the private sector was described by sources close to the bank as a sudden and "personal decision" that surprised its shareholders - the 189 nations that support its work.
  • All Major Networks To Air Trump's Address On The Border Wall

    All Major Networks To Air Trump's Address On The Border Wall

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    Trump has demanded Congress appropriate money for the wall, and his dispute with Democrats over the issue pushed the government into an ongoing partial shutdown. This week, they will pass a series of bills to reopen federal agencies after weekend talks between the Trump administration and Democratic negotiators failed to end a stalemate.
  • Hundreds rally as 7-year-old girl’s killer remains at large

    Hundreds rally as 7-year-old girl’s killer remains at large

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    Prosecutors and a lawyer for Jazmine's family, S. Lee Merritt , named the second suspect as Larry Woodruffe , 24, who is also black and was at the Harris County jail on Sunday on a drug possession charge. The description of a white man viciously gunning down a black child set off a firestorm. A $100,000 reward has been offered to anyone with knowledge of the shooting.
  • No-deal lorry experiment is waste of time, say truckers

    No-deal lorry experiment is waste of time, say truckers

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    The trucks drove around the port of Dover and returned to Manston for a second exercise later on Monday. The transport ministry said it was testing Manston airfield as a holding facility for lorries and traffic congestion on Kent roads in the event of disruption at the border.
  • Korean diplomatic envoy to Italy 'in hiding', says S. Korean spy agency

    Korean diplomatic envoy to Italy 'in hiding', says S. Korean spy agency

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    North Korea's state media says leader Kim Jong Un has left for China. The State Department and the USA embassy in Seoul did not immediately respond to a query from Reuters. This is Kim's fourth trip to China. The North Korean leader warned in a New Year's speech that Pyongyang may change its approach to nuclear talks if Washington persists with sanctions.